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Why are my business shirts on a gentle cycle or any wash cycle so badly tangled togther?

Does not matter whether I use gentle cycle or normal wash cycle business shirts sleeves are all really badly tangled together when cycle has finished. Really puts bad creases into shirts?

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Hi Stella,

I suspect the tangled shirts coming out of the washer is a result of the differences between the way a front loader vs a top loader clean clothes and can not be avoided. I don't think this is the source of the wrinkles though. I suspect the wrinkles are more a result of how long clothes remain in the dryer *after* the cycle has completed. If you remove the clothes *promptly* from the dryer and use a "dryer sheet" you will reduce / minimize the wrinkling you're seeing.

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