Stinky Fleece!

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MommaPiggy

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I bought some fleece from Primark and after it had been well used by my boys, I put it in the wash, I used lots of powder to make sure it smelled nice, I took it out of the machine and it smelled of Daz Citrus...Yummy...
I then popped it into the tumble dryer...Only to have it absolutely stink when it came out!

It pongs something fierce.
Is it warmed up wee I can smell? Maybe I used too much soap powder and it never rinsed properly and that somehow causes the smell?
Or do you think it's incredibly cheap fleece (It is pretty crudtastic...) and that's the problem?

I ordered some fleece from Hammocky Hammocks but I have yet to see it :( I don't want to pay out lots of money when I know the good stuff will arrive soon.
 

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Hi,

Did you wash a few items? I find if I overload with towels as well it doesn't wash the fleece properly..

Also I used tesco's non bio liquid and that was great but then changed to another brand and the fleece started smelling again.
 

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Hi,

Did you wash a few items? I find if I overload with towels as well it doesn't wash the fleece properly..

Also I used tesco's non bio liquid and that was great but then changed to another brand and the fleece started smelling again.

I put the fleece in with 2 other small blankies and a bed but I did only wash once. I never thought of washing it more than that...But it does make sense.

I'm actually going to pop into my local Tesco later! So I'll pick up some stuff, if they have any :) Thank you!
Hopefully it'll do the trick!
 

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Fleece and towels soak up a lot of water - and you get only so much with every load of washing. If the machine is too full, there is simply not enough water to wash and rinse properly, hence the stink!

I had that problem a few times, and with me, it comes down to overload. I also give the fleece machine an extra rinse which usually takes care of the problem.
 
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I had the same problem with vetbed - despite using soda crystals in the wash too, there was always an underlying 'niff' which I could never seem to get rid of. Have abandoned the vetbed now as I found I was spending more laundry time on piggie stuff and getting behind on the rest of the household!
 

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Its the heat from the tumble dryer that seals in the smells :)

Pop a glug of cheap white vinegar in the rinse section of your machine as it will neutralize the smell.

I do 3 washer loads a day of furry animals bedding, and about one or two loads from us humans :))
 

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I wash mine on high heat and prewash. That seems to sort out the stink. I don't tumble dry though as it tends to dry in seconds with a hair dryer :))
 
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