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Old 10-03-2012, 10:09 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by AZmommy
Cd "safe" detergents and hard water dont mix in my experience try something more mainstream. You need the the Chelating adgents they provide to cut through the minerals and allow the detergent to work.
This isn't necessarily so. There's a lot of bad info out there against cd safe detergents.

I have a lot of success with Country Save, all over the country with hard and soft water. I've tried all the mainstream detergents and they all fail eventually.

I've also read big cautions against vinegar in hard water. It's good for dishes but apparently encourages minerals to precipitate out and deposit in cloth? I'm not sure I understand the process but it's bad.
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