Asked on Mar 18, 2017

Can I wash my Comforters in my Washing Machine?

GinnyDfmDorothy Maurer
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I have 2 comforters that is suppose to be dry cleaned only? I was just wondering if i could was them in my washing machine on the delicate cycle? Because we can't afford to get them dry cleaned? Is there anybody on hometalk that can answer my question? Please Help me?
6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    Janet Pizaro
    on Mar 18, 2017

    I have washed comforters before in the washer on a gentle cycle,my only issue was the filling bunched up . Just be careful they are not to heavy for the machine.Add dry them outside if possible
  • Shirley Heikkinen
    Shirley Heikkinen
    on Mar 19, 2017

    Chances are you will ruin the comforters by washing, not to mention you may end up with the load being too large for your machine. Save a few dollars here and there until you can afford to dry clean them, or think about what you have hanging around the house that you can sell to get a bit of extra cash (been there, had to do that).
  • Luckily I have a tub big enough to do a king sized comforter, BUT, I would hesitate ruining beautiful, expensive comforters. Personally I have not purchased anything dry cleanable or make anything that isn't wasable. I have a bunch of pets and things need to be cleaned more often. My only exception is my living room drapes, only 5 panels and those I send out about 3 times a year. Save your big pennies and get them cleaned one at a time.
    • Judy Thurston
      Judy Thurston
      on Mar 19, 2017

      Thanks for the tip Naomie, I just have a apartment sized washer&dryer so i think i will not wash them in my washer and take a chance of breaking my new washer? Someone just went and bought us a brand new washer& dryer and we didn't even know the guy? Someone give us the comforters and we didn't know they had to be dry cleaned until we looked at the instructions on the tag? So when i come up with some money i will take them and get them dry cleaned.
  • Dorothy Maurer
    Dorothy Maurer
    on Mar 22, 2017

    There are products for doing your dry cleaning at home. I know I have used them on some of my woolen items. They are used in the washer. You might have to go to a laundromat to get a machine large enough for your comforters but this might help.

  • Dfm
    Dfm
    on Mar 22, 2017

    what type of fill do you have in the comforter? down or poly fill? i wash my feathers comforters with a down wash used on coats, low heat and 3 tennis ball in the dryer.. the fiber fill ones get washed in an industrial sized machine at a laundry mat and line dried. wash in cold water, add vinegar to help set the dye
  • Ginny
    Ginny
    on Mar 22, 2017

    You can try it, but they might be ruined in the long run. Make sure your washer is heavy duty or as Dfm said use an industrial laundromat machine. I have made a firm rule...buy NOTHING that needs to be dry cleaned. Some laundromats now have dry cleaning equipment as well.
    • Judy Thurston
      Judy Thurston
      on Mar 22, 2017

      Thanks for the tip, but the comforters i am talking about someone give them to us we didn't buy them? I am like you, i don't buy anything that has to be dry cleaned eiether?
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