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Stains AFTER doing laundry

  • 1.  Stains AFTER doing laundry

    Posted 09-13-2018 20:18
    Hi there,
    First off, I have absolutely nothing to do with laundry business or professional knowledge on the subject, I also do laundry at home. The reason I joined and asking for your help is that I cannot figure out what I'm doing wrong and have ruined pretty much all of my clothes/bedding that I don't take to dry cleaners. Please let me know what I could possibly doing wrong, this has been consistent for 2 years now, brand new machine, no bleach ever used, always separating the colors. Thanks!

    I have these mysterious stains after washing and drying:

    I really cannot tell if its discoloration or chemicals or heat burns or any other reasons but the color of the stains AFTER (perfectly fine clothing/bedding before) doing a washing an drying cycle looks almost the same on shirts of ANY color besides white or black (never happened on any white or black material).

    I'm using LG wm3997hwa washer/dryer ventless combo.
    As for the laundry products I use the following:

    james cove
    Forest Hills NY

  • 2.  RE: Stains AFTER doing laundry

    Posted 09-13-2018 22:01





  • 3.  RE: Stains AFTER doing laundry

    Posted 09-14-2018 07:45

    I agree with Bob, stop using those off brand products.  All you need is a quality detergent like Tide Original and liquid fabric softener like Downy.

    Larry Adamski
    Muskegon Laundromat
    Spring Lake MI

  • 4.  RE: Stains AFTER doing laundry

    Posted 09-15-2018 12:20
    Try All Free and Clear if you have sensitive skin.  It's what I vend and use at home.

    Chris Mallam
    Norfolk VA

  • 5.  RE: Stains AFTER doing laundry

    Posted 09-16-2018 15:39
    Are you on any acne meds, by chance?

    Since I you're not using chlorine bleach, the pillowcase stain is a classic example of bleaching by residual acne treatment gel/cream (active ingredient benzoyl peroxide).  Because the peroxide is a bleaching agent, the stain won't show on white garments, and because peroxide isn't as strong as chlorine, it probably won't remove the color on black garments.  Also, because dry cleaning uses non-aqueous solvents, it does a much better job of removing the benzoyl peroxide, which is oil-based.

  • 6.  RE: Stains AFTER doing laundry

    Posted 09-16-2018 16:21
    Looks like you need to remove the orange crayon from your W&D.

    Les Monthei
    Potential Investor
    Redding CA

  • 7.  RE: Stains AFTER doing laundry

    Posted 09-16-2018 21:22
    No one mentioned the obvious, so I will take a stab at it.  I think it could be your washer/dryer machine.  You mentioned you are using a combo washer/dryer machine that is also ventless.  These machines aren't so common in the US so I assume you might be overseas?  I once owned a combo ventless machine in a high rise apartment in the Philippines.  I got it because there was no way to run an external vent and thought a washer/dryer machine was a bit of a novelty and I wanted to try it (saved on space).

    I remember clothes would take forever to dry, like several hours, and still were damp!  Mostly I remember the dryer would get so friggen hot, think boiling water in a pressure cooker.  Finally, the length of dry time forced me to find other options.  I eventually got a vented dryer and ran a pipe a few feet away with a vent filter mounted on the wall.

    I really think the intense heat of the dryer is bleeding your clothes onto each other.  Most customers don't get this, but it's "airflow" that really does the hard work in drying clothes, not heat.  Airflow is paramount so ventless dryers are an awful idea.

    My two pesos.

    Steven Matrix
    Store Owner/ Employee