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Help! Damp duvet cover left forgotten in tumble drier for 3 weeks

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Merguez Sun 28-Apr-13 10:40:16

Since the weather warmed up have not been using tumble drier. Mystified by disappearance of best duvet cover - until I found it just now in the tumble drier, still damp. A bit pongy. I reckon it has been there at least 3 weeks, festering.

If I wash it again will it be OK? Presume I should do a hot wash (I'm normally a 30 degrees girl).

Please, someone advise me what to do !!!!

lottieandmia Sun 28-Apr-13 10:44:18

Has it got any mould on it? If so may be beyond redemption. Otherwise I would try washing it at at least 60 and put it straight on the line.

50shadesofbrown Sun 28-Apr-13 10:49:15

Yes, try a hotter wash. Maybe put some Napisan in (allegedly kills the germs). If it's still whiffy after 1 wash, bin it.

Merguez Sun 28-Apr-13 10:53:38

No mould luckily.

No Napisan either (dc are now teenagers).

specialsubject Sun 28-Apr-13 11:05:59

in that case, just wash it at the temperature recommended on the label and get it on the line.

shouldn't need 60 degrees!

lljkk Sun 28-Apr-13 11:06:52

what Lottie said.

lljkk Sun 28-Apr-13 11:07:43

eek, cross post, actually I would probably just wash it at 30, but immediately, and hang out immediately thereafter.

MousyMouse Sun 28-Apr-13 11:08:07

agree, wash at 60 (or even 90 if pure cotton) with bio detergent and hang out to dry. should be good as new.

Merguez Sun 28-Apr-13 19:28:25

Thanks for the advice all.

Washed at 60 with my normal non-bio detergent, let it have good blow on the washing line, and all now seems fine.

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