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Old 08-21-12, 02:24 AM
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Originally Posted by zacster View Post
My washing machine is an HE front loader, and it gets overused and gets too much detergent. A while after we bought the machine we asked our housekeeper how much detergent she was using and she showed us about 3/4 cup, waaaayyyyyy too much. We still go through a lot of detergent it seems. We've run bleach cycles a few times, but I guess we need to do it more often. We also read somewhere that putting a few towels in with the bleach helps as they wipe it down as it goes. It doesn't get the outer drum though. Also, the door gasket is moldy. I'll use some spray on bleach on it.

I always take everything out immediately, and this last time my wife put them out in the sun to dry. I'll try soaking in Oxyclean this time, last time I just washed with it.

First of all ...
It's a good idea to leave the door of any front load washing machine open when not in use.

Secondly ...
Why don't you do the laundry yourself one day? Make sure the washer is clean and dry to start. Use laundry detergent and borax. Then as soon as the wash cycle is finished, put the clothes directly into the dryer until you are sure they are dry ... then maybe hang them in the sun for a little while just to be absolutely sure.
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Old 08-24-12, 02:55 PM
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wash your body thoroughly before riding. wash your cycling clothes immediately after riding. nothing should be smelling. smell comes from decaying bacteria. if your current set can not be cleaned adequately, start over with a new set and follow the 1st instructions.
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