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Old 02-03-2013, 03:50 PM   #31
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Do you use Tide Free on everything- diapers too?

I do now- (actually I switched to Kirkland Ultra F&C which is Costco's version of Tide from what I've read and I've noticed no difference). I was using Rockin Greem detergent when she was younger and we had a top loader and softer water. Worked great on diapers but started getting spots on clothes. Then we moved and started getting stink and rashes in the diapers with the new FL. I tried a few other things but Tide F&C plus bleach in the diapers is the only thing that worked to get them clean with no rashies. Occasionally the night time diapers need an oxiclean soak to strip.

Works well on clothes too although with dd's clothes and mine I sometimes pretreat with Spray and Wash or so a prerinse/soak with oxy as we are generally covered with messy stuff!

I never imagined that my organic diapers would be touched by Tide, bleach or oxiclean, but you gotta do what you gotta do!

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:02 PM   #32
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I get those sometimes, it is usually from food or something on my hands that I transfer to my clothes without knowing. Since your DH is a chef, this would be my guess. Put a drop of dish soap on each spot and scrub in with an old toothbrush, and they will come right out.
This. Dawn will get it out. Sometimes the stains are protein stains. Like from milk spilling and it looks like a grease stain. Just rub a little dawn on each spot, let it sit, rinse, and then wash

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Old 02-03-2013, 04:21 PM   #33
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Re: Why are there oil spots on all my clothes?

This happened to me once with my front loader and it made me crazy!!! I couldn't figure it out for the life of me what had left dark oil stains all over my diapers!!! Turns out it was from the drum of the front loader coming disconnected from the machine... Lesson learned, never buy a Maytag front loader. When the repair guy came to try and fix the airplane like noise that occurred every time I did a load he told me he couldn't count how many machines he'd seen do that... Oh, and to fix it would have been over 2 grand! Still grates me because the washer was less than 2 years old!
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Old 02-03-2013, 04:27 PM   #34
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Could it be lanolin? On a breast pad maybe?... Do you use softener on any washes? That use to happen sometimes when we'd use softener.
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Old 02-03-2013, 08:22 PM   #35
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This. Dawn will get it out. Sometimes the stains are protein stains. Like from milk spilling and it looks like a grease stain. Just rub a little dawn on each spot, let it sit, rinse, and then wash

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I don't even rinse. I just scrub it in, then throw it in the washer. The tiny bit of dish soap that I use never bothers my machine.
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Re: Why are there oil spots on all my clothes?

As I said earlier in the thread in a FLer it is most likely detergent. We used to have a tenant and a FLer we used different detergents and for some reason the detergents would react to each other and stain the clothes. I had the repair guy out ALL THE TIME because we bought a first generation FLer machine so our problem was pretty new. UNTIL a few months in when it started happening to LOTS of people - seriously just google it there are LOTS of people online who have the same issue. Once we bleached out the machine and ran a sani-wash with no clothes AND made the tenant use the same detergent as us we stopped having problems. It took us months to figure it out though with the repair guy coming all the time for almost a year! (The stupid store wouldn't take the machine back they just kept sending the tech until our warranty ran out.)
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As I said earlier in the thread in a FLer it is most likely detergent. We used to have a tenant and a FLer we used different detergents and for some reason the detergents would react to each other and stain the clothes. I had the repair guy out ALL THE TIME because we bought a first generation FLer machine so our problem was pretty new. UNTIL a few months in when it started happening to LOTS of people - seriously just google it there are LOTS of people online who have the same issue. Once we bleached out the machine and ran a sani-wash with no clothes AND made the tenant use the same detergent as us we stopped having problems. It took us months to figure it out though with the repair guy coming all the time for almost a year! (The stupid store wouldn't take the machine back they just kept sending the tech until our warranty ran out.)
I'm switching our detergent over to Tide and will use that exclusively from now on. Thanks so much for the help!
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Old 02-05-2013, 12:15 PM   #38
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I get stains on my shirts from breast milk, I swear i lactate butter
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Re: Why are there oil spots on all my clothes?

This happened to me when I was using a certain brand of dryer sheets. It was happening in the dryer--not the washer.
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This happened to me when I was using a certain brand of dryer sheets. It was happening in the dryer--not the washer.
We don't use any fabric softener at all
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