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Old 07-24-2006, 12:51 PM   #21
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Re: Smelly Smelly! Need Help!

You definitely have detergent build up. Tide free does have enzymes. Also if it is a front loader ist is an HE machine. Really, as for that, a little goes a very long way. I have a water softening system and an HE machine. I use3/4 of a teaspoon(yes you read that right) of Allen's Naturally and they come out smelling, like nothing.
Strip, baby, strip! (the diapers I mean) And start over with a better detergent. Been there done that and no problems since. Good luck.

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Old 07-24-2006, 12:54 PM   #22
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Re: Smelly Smelly! Need Help!

I'm not quite sure how front loading washers work, but I put in a squirt of dishwashing liquid (not detergent) in almost every third wash to keep buildup from happening. While in the drier, I have sprayed a product called Sol U Mel in there to absorb any stinkies that the wash didn't get out. It is made from tto. For you, you might want to try putting several drops tto in a spraybottle with water and spray in the washer and dryer to absorb stinks and kill any bacteria.
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We use white vinegar every other wash or so. If my soakers start really stinking, i'll toss them in a sinkfull of hot water with a cup or two of vinegar and let them sit for half an hour and then wash them. I do this about once a month.

I'm hesitant to try bleach because bleach + ammonia = carbon monoxide and as stinky as DS's diapers get, I'm sure there's quite a bit of ammonia there. I'm sure it wouldn't make much, but, being in science, any CO is too much CO, IMHO.
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So, if you don't use vinegar in each wash, then what do you use to soften them up in the washes that you don't use vinegar? Sorry to hijack.
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Re: Smelly Smelly! Need Help!

i had the same problem and was used tide free i bleached and boiled my inserts and after a couple uses they stunk again so i ordered from charlies soap and no more stink. I bet its your detergent!
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