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Old 12-23-2010, 06:32 PM   #11
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Re: Getting out "shadow" stains?

It sounds like oil stains, do you fry a lot? Like bacon splatters or something?

Liquid fabric softener also causes little grease/oil like spots.

Try rubbing a drop of dawn into the spots. Dawn works wonders on oil and grease.

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Re: Getting out "shadow" stains?

I use homemade detergent and every once in a while I get that-I use Shout Out on them and they disappear. I swear by that stuff lol!
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Re: Getting out "shadow" stains?

Not sure where oil would be coming from - esp on DD's clothes - since we don't use any fabric softeners or fry regularly, but I'll try cleaning the washer as pp suggested, too.
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Re: Getting out "shadow" stains?

cleaning the washer is a great idea. What do you all suggest. Running a load with just water?
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cleaning the washer is a great idea. What do you all suggest. Running a load with just water?
I will put bleach or vinager in, put it on hot, and let it go through a cycle without anything in it. There are also washing machine cleaners that you can buy at the store, but I have never tried them.
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wow, no kidding - i'll try to address these all:
no dryer sheets here
happens on all colors, including white, so doesn't seem like dye
we have a FL that supposedly mixes the detergent automatically
I am BF, but it happens on clothes without spitup and happened before DD was born
I'll try the oxyclean/vinegar and the dawn if that doesn't work.
When was the last time you cleaned your washer? What about the filters have you taken apart your washer hoses and the bottom filter dealy to see if you have some wipes or baby socks caught in htere? DH does this for me twice a year now and our washer always works better that way.
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Ha Ha.. I didnt read all the posts... just commented on that one.. :P
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