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Cement like nappies

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Re: Cement like nappies

Postby clothmama » Tue Nov 12, 2013 10:22 pm

That doesn't sound normal :-?
Caroline wrote:What's your washing routine?
yes tell us this :hug:

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Re: Cement like nappies

Postby laceybat » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:40 am

i wash every other day, do 2 cool washes then pop in a teaspoon of powder and wash on 30 then rince 3 more times, then spin them then either out on the line or tumble

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Re: Cement like nappies

Postby sim » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:53 am

Are there any suds in the machin on the rinses?
What do they feel like when wet?
Do you have hard water? Maybe try a bigger dose of powder...

If you want to post one to me I can try washing it here to see if it's you machine causing the problem? @laceybat

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Re: Cement like nappies

Postby laceybat » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:04 pm

no sud at all when washing :( yes hard water. they feel a bit stick but soft

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Re: Cement like nappies

Postby InkMinx » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:14 pm

I wouldn't have thought it would be a soap residue, as you would know about it when using them, when I had that with mine they developed a bed ammonia smell when wee'd in. Perhaps try a wash with apple cider vinegar in the fabric softer drawer?

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Re: Cement like nappies

Postby Caroline » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:20 pm

I think you need to use more powder in the drawer. Do you use a water softer such as calgon? Hard water areas need more detergent to gets items clean.

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Re: Cement like nappies

Postby Louise » Wed Nov 13, 2013 12:33 pm

If you live in a hard water area then 1tsp of powder is nowhere near enough. I would probably also try washing at a higher temp I think. I use a full dose of bio powder. (usually Bold 2 in 1 as that helps keep them softer) I cold rinse, wash at 40 (sometimes at 60), then 2/3 rinses at the end.

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Re: Cement like nappies

Postby laceybat » Wed Nov 13, 2013 1:59 pm

i will try all thats been said on tomorrows wash

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Re: Cement like nappies

Postby gilbertandmartha » Wed Nov 13, 2013 3:22 pm

we have hard water here, and I use a full dose of powder. But I do have a top loader too so there's a massive amount of water running through them.

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