If there is one laundry problem that is annoying, then it has to be soap residue. After all, isn't the laundry soap supposed to get rid of stains and not produce any new stains? Well, there are a few methods that you can use when getting rid of soap residue. While all of them will work, there are times when you may find yourself unwilling to try some of them. In situations such as this all you need to do is simply pick one that you like the best, and get to work.
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linda 18 May 2015, 01:25
how do you remove any biological residue or any detergent from clothes, when bought second hand? So far Vanish, in various forms has not worked,nor bicarbonate of soda,nor numerous rinses.I am scent sensitive & end up with am allergic reaction affecting breathing, or contact dermatitis.Does white vinegar work & if so would it damage your washing machine? Would washing soda work?Could that damage your washing machine? Has anyone succeeded in neutralizing these stubborn products? I use Ecover delicate liquid to wash my clothes with no ill effects.I live in a hard water area, & use a German made eco ball. Put in with your wash it softens the water,so able to use less washing liquid or powder & keeps your washing machine free of lime scale so lasts longer.It also softens your washing,no more rough towels.I have not read this so far in my search of solutions. Back to my 1st. question please.
Colleen 17 Jan 2015, 08:47
I *always* run a second rinse cycle, anyway, adding either white vinegar or fabric *rinse* to that last rinse.
My biggest problem is getting body soap out of wash clothes that sit waiting for laundry day. I've resorted to running them through a complete cycle with only borax, before a complete "regular" cycle with extra rinse. ...and I'm still here looking for a better method ;-)
PETRA 10 Mar 2014, 10:52
Adding vinegar is particularly important for those who do not use a dryer, as complete removal of detergent residue makes clothing softer.
I fail to understand how water pressure would affect the rinse cycle. The washer fills at a specific volume and agitates at a specific rate regardless of water pressure.
Because I am not at all happy with the so-called "water saver" feature of my front loader, I frequently add an additional gallon or two of water for rinsing, especially for clothing.
JJ 10 Mar 2014, 10:36
P. S. You can do the same with bleach too.
JJ 10 Mar 2014, 09:16
Another suggestion: substitute up to 1/3 cup of baking soda for the same amount of detergent. It enhances the cleaning, and you can use less detergent.
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