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Old 09-21-2019, 06:55 AM
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I left a load of darks in the washer in my very warm laundry room. Now, they stink, despite having been rewashed with white vinegar.

Any ideas what else might work to get rid of the sour smell?

(It's really the laundry, not the washer...)


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Old 09-21-2019, 07:22 AM
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Ok, ‘fess up. How long did you leave them?

I’d rewash them with detergent on the longest wash cycle. You may have to do it a couple times. Can you hang them outside today afterwards? Maybe that will help too. Fresh air.

You might try a wash cycle with baking soda after rewashing them with laundry detergent, too.
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Old 09-21-2019, 07:44 AM
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Letís say that they were hypothetically left in the washer since Wednesday...
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I would try
Old 09-21-2019, 08:03 AM
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baking soda to remove the odor and scented fabric softener in the rinse cycle. If that doesn't work I would dissolve 1/2 cup borax in a cup of hot water and add it to the washer.

Not that I ever made that mistake when my kids were in High School and I was working and taking them to sports practice or anything.
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Old 09-21-2019, 08:16 AM
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Iíve done that before. Hereís what works:

-Vinegar and baking soda together (usually about 1 cup of each)
-Soak load for 15-30 min
-Wash as normal
-Sometimes a second wash is needed but with laundry detergent


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Old 09-21-2019, 08:53 AM
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I would try Oxi laundry detergent. I wash my towels and dig blankets with oxi detergent and it gets the smell out

If nothing works, maybe try sunlight. Sunlight sanitizes so I would think kill germs that cause odors too.
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Old 09-21-2019, 09:28 AM
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I second hanging them outside in the sunlight.
Sorry this happened. It's very difficult to get that smell out. Good luck and let us know how it turns out.
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Old 09-21-2019, 02:16 PM
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Vinegar or liquid Lysol.
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