I have a front loader also and had a heck of a time felting clogs. At a certain point in the cycle the items are basically held hostage till the end. I did find that I could stop the machine before it locked up for good, turn it off, then re-start a new cycle. Still kind of a pain.
I never re-felted after drying, but I think it would work. I'd love to hear how you make out if you decide to do it.
FO tally since knitting odyssey began in Jan. '05:
5 baby blankets; 2 afghans; 1 large afghan for large brother-in-law; 4 scarves; 4 toddler sweaters; 6 simple teddy bears; This teddy bear and 4 others from the book
; 1 monkey; 1 tank top/cardigan set; 1 cape; 1 shrug; 1 pair mittens; 2 pairs socks; 2 pairs felted clogs; 1 hat; lace edged tank
, Vitadini Lace Yoked Top
Currently working on: scarf for sis