im curious as well.
i just got receipt of a brand new HE washer (GE) and i have a couple of questions
are they supposed to be just flopping around inside without any water?
the clothes are wet yes. but then it sort of drains out then tumbles for a minute or two, sprays more water, drains again, then tumbles etc.
it never reaches a water level of halfway or even like 1/4 way up like i see at the laundromats.
they do come out clean (albeit i scrape off every hair, grass blade, lint ball , extraneous thing you can imagine before i place items in there to be washed) but still curious.
also, i have a tankless water heater. those things dont bring forth hot water right away and it takes a few seconds to a minute (depending on where in the house you turn on water) so i was concerned how this works with the HE washer as there are instances where it needs warm/hot water in spurts..so im not sure if hot water can arrive in time for those spurts to do its job correctly or is the heat produced independently from the washer itself so as to not to depend on tankless wather heaters?