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    My king sized comforter is too large to wash in my washing machine. It fits but doesn't come out clean. I am thinking about washing it in my bathtub and then just using my washung machine to spin out the water. I could take it to the laundry mat but I think their super sized washer costs about $5. Anyone tried to wash it in the bath tub?
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    I use the laundry mat - never thought of the bath tub.

    I wouldn't be afraid to try it, however. Just make sure you have an idea on how you are going to dry it, as it sure it will weigh a ton!!
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    I take these to the laundermat, but don't dry it there.
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    I use the local dry cleaners they have some really big washers in the back, last week I took a huge blanket in and it was $15.00 - the 20% off coupon out of the penny saver, so the price was $12.00.......and it looks wonderful.

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    I know you can clean it by squishing it around in the tub with some detergent or laundry soap. I plan to do so, but I haven't done it yet.

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    I always used the double-loaders at the laundry mat.

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    I would take it to the laundry mat, just because I know it would kill me to try to tug that big old thing around. Ours is heavy when it's not wet. I can't imagine how much it might weigh after it got wet.

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    Can't see how it would hurt to try the tub method. It will weigh a ton and make take forever to dry but give it a shot! Let us know.

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    I've done the tub thing before, and got okay results.. I would not recommend using your washer to spin it out though. All that weight and water would not be good for all of the mechanisms that spin your drum. I would just throw it over a railing outside. I know it took mine about 2 days to dry completely, but is much cheaper than the laundry mat! Just so you know, a wet comforter weighs more than anything else on the entire planet

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    I also think you should just go ahead and take it to the laundry. Our's is a full size so I just do it in our washer. We don't have a center agitator and we can put larger things in ours too. Bought the Kenmore Elite Oasis.

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    I agree w/ the laundromat. If you break your machine, the cost to repair it would be more than a few bucks. Wringing it out in the bathtub might break your back and hands!

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    I'd spend the $5 and take it to the laundromat. This time of year, I'd probably dry it, too. This time of year even my clothes take forever to dry outside, and some things never really do. I end up having to bring them inside to hang on the basement lines.

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    Another one that says spend the few dollars and take it to the laundromat. You will never be able to get the soap and water out of it sufficiently.

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    I would go to the LaunderMat as well. I have heard that you can use a front-loading washer to do this - some models - but I don't know many folks who own one of them.

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    I'm going to agree with the laundromat method. It's a sure thing that it'll be clean and you won't break your back or your washing machine at home trying to clean it.

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