@remi said in Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:
@PleegWat The thing is, all top-loader I've seen also have an automatic lock on the door so you couldn't open it without aborting the timer in the same way as with a front loader. And as for when it is running, the top loaders I've seen would also be locked except for the specific exception that I mentioned above. So whether it's a top or front loader wouldn't change anything for adding stuff.
Traditional, US-style, vertical axis top-loaders had a cut-off switch on the lid, but not a lock, so you could open the lid at any time. The HE versions have a lock. At least on mine, you can pause the cycle and, after 10–15 seconds, it will unlock. If you leave it paused longer than 5 minutes, or something like that, it will abort, but you can add some stuff and then restart without aborting if you aren't really slow about it.
@abarker said in Parenting advice - you're gonna get hit:
sensors to determine load size so that they know how much water to use.
On mine, it does this apparently by spinning the drum a few times and measuring the time it takes to stop — more clothes, more mass, more inertia, longer time to stop. It recommends not adding anything significant after the sensor cycle is done — a couple of stray socks, ok; jeans or a big bath towel, probably not. It also recommends not putting wet clothes in at all, as this can mislead the sensor.