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Common Washing Problems
Many washing problems involvepoor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. Forsatisfactory washing
results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
PREVENTIVE MEASURES
• Detergent or liquid fabric softener
.If caused by detergent, mix 1 cup (240
.Add detergent
before wash load. Then
Blue stains
did not dissolve or disperse,
ml) white vinegar with 1 quart (.95 L)
start washer.
water in a plastic container. Soak item 1
.Dilute fabric softener with water.
hour. Rinse.
.Add fabric softener to dispenser (available
.if caused by fabric softener, rub stains
on some models).
with bar soap. Wash.
Discolora tion,
graying
Greasy, oily stains
• Not enough
detergent.
•Wash water temperature
too
low.
• incorrect sorting.
• Not enough
detergent.
• Undiluted
liquid fabric softener
poured directly on fabric.
.Rewash with
correct amount of
detergent
and hottest water safe for
fabric. Add bleach safe for fabric.
.Treat with prewash stain remover or
liquid detergent.
.Increase detergent
and water
temperature.
Rewash.
.Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap.
• Sort items by soil level and color.
• Use correct cycle, amount of detergent,
hottest water and bleach safe for fabric
.Use correct
amount of detergent
and
hottest water safe for fabric.
.Do not pour liquid
fabric
softener
directly
on fabric.
See package directions
or Washing
Procedures
for proper
diluting.
Holes, tears, or
snags
• incorrect use of chlorine bleach.
• Unfastened zippers, hooks,
buckles.
• Rips, tears and broken threads.
• Overloading the washer.
• Degradation
of fabric.
.May be irreversible if rips, tears and
seams cannot be mended.
.Never pour chlorine bleach directly on
fabric.
.Check condition of items before washing.
See Washing
Procedures
for preparing
and loading the wash load.
Lint
• incorrect sorting.
•Tissues left in pocket.
• Overloading the washer.
• Not
enough detergent.
• Undissolved detergent
has left
residue.
• Static cling is attracting lint.
• Load washed too long
.Reduce load size. Rewash using correct
water temperature,
water
level, and
amount
of detergent.
.Add
nonpredpitating
water conditioner
to wash water.
.Add liquid fabric softener to final rinse.
.Dry load in dryer.
.Remove lint with lint brush or roller.
.See Washing
Procedures
for sorting and
preparing the wash load.
.Do not overload washer.
.Use correct cycle, amount of detergent,
water temperature
and water
level.
Pilling
(Fibers break off,
ball up and cling to
fabric)
• Pilling is normal with synthetic and
permanent
press fabrics. This is
due to abrasion from
normal
wear.
• Use a lint brush or shaver to remove
pills.
.Use fabric softener in the washer to
lubricate
fibers.
.When ironing, use spray starch or fabric
finish on collars and cuffs.
.Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.
Residue
or powder
on dark items;
Stiff, harsh
fabrics.
• Undissolved detergent.
• Some granular detergents
can
combine with hard water
minerals to form a residue.
.Reduce load size.
.Add dissolved detergent to tub . Rewash
load.
.Mix 1 cup (240 ml) white vinegar to 1
gallon (3.8 L) warm water in plastic
container. Soak item. Rinse and rewash.
.increase water temperature
using hottest
water safe for fabric.
.Do not overload washer.
.Use liquid detergent or use
nonprecipitating
water conditioner
with
granular
detergent.
Wrinkling
Yellow
buildup
of
body soil on
synthetic
fabrics
Yellow
or brown
rust stains
• Overloading the washer.
.Reduce load size.
.Rinse in cold water with liquid fabric
softener.
.Do not overload washer.
.Remove items from washer as soon as
cycle is completed.
.Use liquid fabric softener.
•Agitation
time too short.
•Wash water temperature
too
low.
• Not enough
detergent.
.Soak in detergent
booster or product
containing
enzymes.
.Wash in hot water using full permanent
press cycle.
.Increase detergent
dosage.
.Add
bleach safe for fabric or, treat with
color remover.
.Wash synthetics frequently
using water at
least IO0°F (37°C)
and correct water level.
• iron or manganese in water
supply, water pipes, or water
heater.
.To restore discolored load of whites, use
rust remover safe for fabric.
Do not use chlorine
bleach
to remove
rust stains. It may intensify
discolora
tion.
.Use nonpredpitating
water softener.
.Before washing,
run hot water for a few
minutes to clear lines.
.Drain water heater occasionally.
.For an ongoing problem, install an iron
filter in your water supply system.

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