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How to wash clothes?

post #1 of 10
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I guess its time i figure this one out. Any general tips would be nice, but the real problem is i keep getting these purple stains on my clothes. I think there from bleach but im not sure. The stains are most noticeable on blue cloths but last week i noticed a few on my grey hoddie. Can anyone recommend a kind of detergent/ cleaner and or how much to use? thanks. ps. if you really want i can post a picture.
post #2 of 10
I used to get these when I used disolving detergent tablets. Since I switched to liquid Tide I have had no problem and I am very happy with Tide. Due to this bad experience I will no longer use any form of solid (ie, tablets or powder) detergent.
post #3 of 10
Also, you may want to check out Mr. Kabbaz's excellent article on washing shirts, you can find it at http://www.customshirt1.com/ASK/laund01.html
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I used to get these when I used disolving detergent tablets.   Since I switched to liquid Tide I have had no problem and I am very happy with Tide. Due to this bad experience I will no longer use any form of solid (ie, tablets or powder) detergent.
I don't think solid detergent are to blame.  You mention Kabbaz's laundry instructions and he recommends Tide unscented powder detergent.  After hearing him describe the laundry service he provides for some of his clients, I'm quite comfortable using powdered detergent on my more pedestrian clothes. dan
post #5 of 10
I have considered trying that particular brand after reading the article, but after ruining some clothes with pink/purple spots I am still hesitant as I found detergent that works well for me.
post #6 of 10
It sounds as if your washing machine might have some role in that problem. I would have it looked at by a service person.
post #7 of 10
Fabric softener ruined several items of clothing for me in a similar manner. Liquid detergent did as well once, but it was on clothing that I had spot treated with detergent, left for several days, and then washed with another peice of red clothing that ran quite severly. It was just a junk shirt so no big deal, but these are the two situations where it's happened to me. My grandfather always waits until the washer is full of water before adding the soap, he beilieves that the concentrated soap sitting directly on the clothes as the washer fills can cause problems.
post #8 of 10
I always put the detergent (powder or liquid) in first and fill the water to its lowest limit and let it run for a few minutes. I then load the clothes and fill the machine to the desired water level. This helps eliminate soap spots on the clothes.
post #9 of 10
I sprinkle powdered detergent into the stream of running water and let it mix for a little while while sorting what clothes to put in. Never had a problem since doing this. Powdered detergent definitely can screw things up if it doesn't dissolve all the way.
post #10 of 10
A good front-loading washing machine will help get your clothing clean. The cleaning action of a good front loader is more effective than that of a top loading agitator model. Bosch, Miele, and others make good front-loading machines. As an added benefit, the front loaders tend to be easier on your clothing, causing less wear and tear than an agitator.
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