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    Default Washing smells - help!!!

    Ok so my washing machine broke a month ago and was only fixed on Friday (don't get me started...😡). I'd been going to the laundromat about once a week. DD's clothes are obviously gross (get covered in food, etc - we do BLW) and I'd been putting them in a bucket of napisan to save them going mouldy.

    So I just washed them (twice!) and they all stink. Stink to the point where they are not wearable. I don't want to throw them out as it's pretty much her entire winter wardrobe.

    Does anyone have tips for getting the smell out? It's a rotten food type smell.

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    I'm not sure what the weather is like where you live, but is there any way you can dry them in the sun?

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    Try a hot, intense wash with an antibacterial rinse like canesten rinse (in the laundry aisle at supermarket near stain remover usually). Then a day in full sun if possible.
    This usually works for my stinky cloth nappies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by preggasaurus View Post
    I'm not sure what the weather is like where you live, but is there any way you can dry them in the sun?
    Well despite living on the Sunshine Coast in the sunshine state it's been raining for the past week 😜

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    Is there something wrong still with your washing machine?

    Could you take them back to the laundromat and see if a cycle there improves them? Washing clothes shouldn't make them smell. How frustrating.

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    Give your machine a really good clean. If it's a front loader make sure you clean around the seal and do a cycle with washing machine cleaner.

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    Try running a hot wash with baking soda and then with vinegar. If it's a front loader try scrubbing out the front seal to see if anything is stuck in it?

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HC3ostRaZhY

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    Some vinegar and eucalyptus in the rinse cycle and if you can dry it in the sun.

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    After you do a cleaning cycle of the washing machine, you could try washing the clothes with some vinegar in the fabric softener part and a few drops of tea tree oil?

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    Google cleaning front loader if that's what you have, there's plenty of sites suggesting bicarbonate of soda and vinegar for routine clean.... This might help... Maybe 90c wash at laundromat for ur sons clothes plus rounds of soaks


 

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