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Old 09-23-2012, 10:12 AM   #1
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OT: washing feather pillows?

I have several feather pillows for our beds and wanted to know if anyone has ever washed their pillows in the washing machine?........ We have two feather duvets from Ikea and I wash them both in the washer then hang them to dry. Now sue if this will work the same way for my pillows.
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I hage done it before but they take forever to dry...like,forever.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:22 AM   #3
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I have washed feather pillows many times. Put a clean tennis ball in the dryer with them to keep the feathers from clumping up.
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Dry in the dryer.... On a normal setting?
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I've washed feather pillows before and as someone else said, throw a couple tennis balls in the dryer with them. Never had a problem.
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Dry in the dryer.... On a normal setting?
Yes, a normal setting is fine.
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Old 09-23-2012, 03:15 PM   #9
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But wouldn't it be really hard on the washing machine? I'm picturing them weighing a ton and the machine trying to spin them out. I'm afraid it would damage my washing machine. No?
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But wouldn't it be really hard on the washing machine? I'm picturing them weighing a ton and the machine trying to spin them out. I'm afraid it would damage my washing machine. No?
I wash 2 king sized at a time in a front loader. No problem.
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:29 PM   #11
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You can dry the duvet cover that way also.

Edit: You could also use a pair of tennis shoes
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I have always heard that if you dry feather pillows and feather comforters in the dryer that it makes it stink. Is this a hoax?
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Just be careful if it's an old feather pillow. I washed one and a seam burst and there were feathers everywhere when I opened the dryer.

I will recover my other old pillow before I wash it!
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I have always heard that if you dry feather pillows and feather comforters in the dryer that it makes it stink. Is this a hoax?
It does smell a little while drying but no smell once they are dry.

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I have always heard that if you dry feather pillows and feather comforters in the dryer that it makes it stink. Is this a hoax?
Wet feathers do have an odor, but they are fine when dry.
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