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Old 02-01-2018, 06:26 PM   #151
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After many different attempts ive settled on ariel liquid, 3 tablespoons of comfort fabric softener and a white wash at 60 degrees. Works wonders, especially if you washing line dry. Without fabric softener i find the fibres too hard and can inflict light damage to your paintwork.
Fabric conditioner clogs the fibers and renders them almost useless, it can turn a good absorbing towel in a rubbish one


NEVER USE CONDITIONER
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:30 PM   #152
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To much conflicting info

Never use heat above 40 degree

never use powder all ways liquid

never use fabric conditioner

avoid scented and perfumed detergents

white vinegar in conditioner draw from time to time for that extra deep clean
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Old 05-11-2019, 09:45 AM   #153
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A tip for the longevity of your washing machine, liquid detergents do not contain any bleach and it is the bleach in washing powders that help keep the machine clean and free of slime and unwanted stale smells, if you only use liquid detergents give your machine a monthly clean by doing a wash cycle with nothing in the drum and no soap at 90 degrees, this will flush out most of the muck that accumalates.
Our washing machine developed a musty smell, all the clothes came out smelling similar to stale cigarette smoke. None of us smoke though.

I tried everything to get rid of the smell including half a bottle of bleach, vinegar, Bicarbonate of soda, lemon juice, 4 washing tabs in one go, washing machine cleaner and nothing would shift it.

My dad suggested soda crystals on a boil wash so we tried those. The difference was amazing. No smell at all.

We bought the soda crystals from home bargains and they came in a bottle, we threw the whole bottle in. I think my dad uses half a bag which he buys from the supermarket.

So if anyone is suffering from bad smells in their washer try soda crystals on a boil wash.

https://www.sainsburys.co.uk/webapp/...tals--fine-1kg

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Old 05-11-2019, 02:01 PM   #154
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I always add some soda crystals when washing my MF clothes, just to soften them up a bit.
Cap full of MF wash liquid and a small amout of crystals in the detergent draw.

I use soda crystals as well when I do the house towels. Put them on a hot wash 60c helps keep the machine clean.
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Old 28-11-2019, 11:09 PM   #155
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Going to give the soda crystal's a go I think..

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Old 30-11-2019, 05:06 PM   #156
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Always done mine at a 30 with woolite and the odd bit of white vinegar now and then
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