K asked in Home & GardenCleaning & Laundry · 1 year ago

Can you reuse the water in the washing machine for a 2nd load (before rinsing / drying) if its a bit grey in color?

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  • 1 year ago

    Use it for dark colors. Some washers used to have the feature of sucking the water back up from in the sink for another load.

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  • Linda
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    NO.

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  • 1 year ago

    Yup you sure can and I used to have a washer that did that on purpose. It would drain the rinse water into a different tub and then for the second load, it would draw up that water and add more if needed.

    Remember, back in the day of wringer washers, everyone reused the wash water.the way we did it was wash the least dirty things first..like delicate blouses, or baby things. then the next dirty item, etc, etc, etc.

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  • Edwena
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    Better to dump it into the yard for irrigation. It's too good for the sewer, not good enough to use again. Gray water is the term used for it.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Not if want clean laundry. Detergent is not expensive.

    • ckngbbbls
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      but water can be in some areas. Our ancestors reused the wash water and often bath water too.

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  • Jim
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    We used to do about 4 loads in the same water, seemed to work.

    And we used to use the same bathwater too for the whole family.

    I think we were healthier back then too!

    • ckngbbbls
      Lv 7
      1 year agoReport

      I used a wringer washer for years and we did far more than 4 loads in that thing before dumping it. I would often change the rinse water sooner if that felt a little soapy though.

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  • Anonymous
    1 year ago

    Yes. I have no doubt there will come a time when this becomes mandatory.

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  • Bill
    Lv 6
    1 year ago

    yes

    many washing machines have a suds saver program that sucks back the wash water from the wash tub to do a second wash

    very helpful in places where water is scarce

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  • Bob
    Lv 7
    1 year ago

    no

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