Should I Wash My Feather Pillows?

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Q: My 100% feather pillows are 5 years old and still firm but I'd like them to be fresher. The label says "dry clean only, do not wash in a machine", are these folks for real? I certainly don't want to sleep on something that's been dry cleaned and I keep them encased in frequently changed and clean zippered pillow covers. Still, I feel this overwhelming urge to wash the feathers. Do I have to buy new pillows? Or can I wash them? We have front loading HE machines in our building which call for a smaller amount of soap.

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