Heyo! Until I get my own gi, a friend has been lending me his. It's a very thick, very heavy judo gi. The problem is that, when I put it in the washing machine, it gets so heavy that (especially during the spin cycle) it gets tossed onto one side of the drum, which unbalances the machine, and then the drum starts wobbling around, which makes the machine shake like crazy and make really loud "ka-klunk! ka-klunk!" noises. I know that this can kill a washing machine in no time but cleaning a gi jacket by hand sounds like it would be extremely time-consuming and not very effective. Anyone else encounter this problem? Any solutions?