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    Quote Originally Posted by tsshaw78 View Post
    My hammocks are starting to show signs of grime and it sounds like I might want to wash more frequently. I only saw two posters in this thread mentions detergents, Tide and a mild detergent.
    I'm curious what detergents are considered safe for hammocks? Sounds like washing machine use is safe, I assume the delicates cycle?
    I use whatever detergent I've got in the house. I happen to be a fan of the fragrance-free versions of regular grocery-store brands, so it's usually one of those.

    I seem to remember some cottage vendors recommending the use of a washer that doesn't have an agitator. Mine has an agitator, so I throw my hammock into a large mesh "lingerie" wash bag and use the gentle cycle. I've been washing my current hammock every two weeks or so for over two years, and it doesn't show any signs of wear or damage. (Minus a few cat-claw snags.)

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    From the responses so far, it sounds like the hammocks are wash durable.
    We have a he (high efficiency) front load washer (no agitator) and use fragrant free detergent. Sounds like I can probably just wash my hammock like we do with our delicates already and then let hang dry.
    The lingerie bag sounds like a good idea. Does the bag need to be large enough so it doesn't get lumpy during the wash or does it not matter too much?
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    Quote Originally Posted by tsshaw78 View Post
    From the responses so far, it sounds like the hammocks are wash durable.
    We have a he (high efficiency) front load washer (no agitator) and use fragrant free detergent. Sounds like I can probably just wash my hair like we do with our delicates already and then let hang dry.
    The lingerie bag sounds like a good idea. Does the bag need to be large enough so it doesn't get lumpy during the wash or does it not matter too much?
    I think my bag is somewhere around 18”x18”. The hammock is sort of a lumpy mess inside it, but with enough room to move around, if that makes sense?

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