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Old Sep 18th, 2010, 17:20 PM   1
Jem88
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Clothes smell muskey after being in tumble dryer


Does anyone else have this problem?

When i wash our clothes they smell nice when they first come out of the washing machine wet and smell nice when they are dryed out on the line, but when i put them in the washing machine they come out smelling musky and horrible. I thought maybe they were too hot so i put them on the low heat setting and its still the same, the clothes don't feel damp either. My mam's clothes ALWAYS smell of her washing stuff after they come out of her dryer, and i've tried loads of diff washing stuff even the stuff she uses but they always smell horrible



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2010, 17:22 PM   2
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Are you using fairy? I had this problem. I got Tescos own brand tumble dryer sheets and mmmmmm so scently lovely lol xxx



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2010, 17:22 PM   3
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Also make sure you do at least one 90 degree wash a week (towels and sheets etc) cleans out the pipes and keeps your machine fresh xx



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2010, 17:26 PM   4
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I always wash on 40, but i could do the bedding on a higher. i was using lenor liquid but now trying tescos own brand but i've tried loads of diff washing stuff but it doesn't seem to make a diff when they come out of the dryer :S



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2010, 17:27 PM   5
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Have you tried the Lenor drier sheets?

Also, I find clothes tend to smell musky if they get left if the washer after they've been washed. It's when they start to dry that they get the funny smell.
Also are you using a good fab conditioner?

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Old Sep 18th, 2010, 17:27 PM   6
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Yeah i tried them all too but after buying those dryer sheets what a difference even DH commented on the bedding smelling lovely lol xx just pop one in your dryer an thats it xx



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2010, 17:31 PM   7
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I'll have to get some dryer sheets and try them and see if it makes a diff, thanks



 
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Old Sep 18th, 2010, 20:57 PM   8
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take the clothes out of the washer and put them in the dryer immediately so mildew/mold can't start growing and use dryer sheets.

also you can try doing one load with hot hot hot water with just vinegar in the chamber, it will take care of odors.



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Old Sep 19th, 2010, 01:57 AM   9
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I was going to say about vinegar and soda crystals too



 
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Old Sep 19th, 2010, 03:52 AM   10
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i use tesco eco dryer sheets (or something like that, they were the only ones i could find tbh lol) and they make stuff smell really nice when they come out the dryer. tho give me a washing line any day!



 
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