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Laundry queens help please - powder residue on sheets

(6 Posts)
Albrecht Sat 22-Oct-11 11:49:26

You know that yucky residue you sometimes get in the creases after you wash sheets? What causes it and how can I stop it?

TIA

dizzyday07 Sat 22-Oct-11 12:04:20

I tend to get these on my washing if I shove too many thngs in to wash at once!

LineRunner Sun 23-Oct-11 17:22:40

You need to make sure your washing machine is clean throughout, including the detergent drawer, and you might give it a run with one of those 'de-greaser/de-limescaler' products.

Like dizzy says, don't overload it - otherwise it won't rinse properly.

And don't use too much detergent, especially if you use powder!

mousyfledermaus Sun 23-Oct-11 17:31:28

use less powder, I use 1/4 to 1/2 of the recommended dose.
don't overfill the mashine (1 hand needs to fit comfortably on top karate style)
use an extra rinse + spin

Icelollycraving Mon 24-Oct-11 17:53:17

Less powder,less washing in the machine. I would suggest putting a cup of white vinegar into drum & run at least 60 degree wash to remove build up. I find gels are better that go straight in with the wash.

LineRunnerIsBuriedAlive Mon 24-Oct-11 18:52:54

And really check that you haven't got a scum build-up anywhere in the rubber seal around the door. <<Nice>> smile

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