How to Wash a Down Jacket

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Washing a down jacket requires using a commercial washing machine at a laundromat, washing it first with water only, washing it a second time with detergent, and laying it flat on a towel to dry. Avoid ruining a down jacket in the washing machine with... View Video Transcript

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Hi I'm Erica. We are in Salt Lake City Utah and I'm going to talk to you today about how to wash a down jacket. First of all you cannot wash it in your regular household wash machine. You need to wash it in a commercial washer that does not have an agitator in the middle that moves the clothes around and cleans it up because that can damage your jacket. What you need to do is you need to take it to a place to have it washed or take it to a laundromat that has a commercial washer to wash it in and then after you do that be sure to only use water first so fill up the basin with water only and wash the jacket with water first and then squeeze out the jacket after you are finished and if the water runs clear then you are ready to put in the detergent. Then after you add the detergent you need to add 2/3 of a cup. After you add the detergent wash as normal and then after you are finished and after it is dry you need to take it out of the washer and you need to lay it flat on a towel and pat it dry until it is mostly dry. You can throw it in the dryer for about ten minutes, not too long though or you will ruin your jacket. Take it out and then pat it dry again and then just let it air dry for the rest of the time.