This is similar to my washing routine, however, I take my diapers out of the bag and I don't add water. I soak a towel and throw that in the machine too. Every 2 weeks, I run a second rinse without soap to reduce the risk of residue or ammonia build up. You also don't want to run the machine with too little diapers... you want them to rub together! This helps get rid of any cling-ons.