Removing Odor

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  • Sour smelling colored towels

    What is the best way to remedy sour smelling colored towels? No one likes a smelly towel, but with the increased use of towels during the summer, it can really stink! I get this question a lot, especially from people with HE washers. Smelly towels us...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    07/13/12 5942
  • Removing “potty” smells from children’s clothing

    I am potty training and my children seem to have accidents. It can stink pretty bad and is hard to get the smell out in the laundry. It’s not just in the underwear but in the blue jeans or pants they are wearing as well. I don’t have an i...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/12/12 715
  • Removing Fish Smell from Clothes

    How do I get the smell of bait out of my boyfriends’ clothes? Wow—I could really get into this question given that I go fishing every summer.  I would need some more information, though.  What type of fishing does he do—salt or fresh water?  What t...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    08/31/11 1523
  • Removing Odor from Towels

    Here is an issue I cannot seem to solve. My bathroom towels smell like body odor. They are washed regularly; towels are changed in the bathrooms every 3 days. They are washed straight away, not left to sit wet. They are dried in the sun and I have ev...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    09/08/09 1580
  • Removing Odor from Colored Clothing

    I recently purchased an HE machine and was wondering if I could use a little bleach in the dispenser for my dark clothes. There was some odor on a few of my darks that I needed to get out, and I was looking for some advice on how to get it out. If ...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    10/21/10 1351
  • Removing “Sour” Smell on Towels

    I have an HE front-loading washer that I really love. I bought gorgeous, dark brown, hotel-quality towels for my bath. As time goes by the towels and bath mat are getting more and more “sour” and I am afraid of using bleach in my washer w...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    12/29/09 1443
  • Orange Spots on Green Items

    We are having a problem with our dark to light green towels and bed sheets getting orange spots and blotches in the wash. Can you advise what may be causing this to happen to our towels and sheets? We use a whole house filter and do not have any pro...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    07/02/09 320
  • Ridding Clothes of Odors: Your Questions

    I forgot a load of bright colors in the washing machine, and now they smell bad. Can I use some of your Green Works® Multi-Surface Cleaner in the wash, or will it fade the colors? What would you recommend using to freshen the clothes up? If clothes a...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    10/22/08 435
  • Smelly Beach Towel

    I have a beach towel and no matter how many time I wash it, the first time I get it wet, it stinks like mildew.   How can I get rid of the smell? Smelly towels usually indicate that there is soil build-up inside the inner workings of your clothes was...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    04/04/12 191
  • Odor Removal from a Dishrag

    What can I use to remove the awful smell out of dishrag? If the dishrag is damp/wet on and off over a couple of days before you wash it, then odor causing bacteria is building up on the rag. If you only wash it with detergent, that’s not enough...

    Advice from Dr. Laundry
    02/22/13 166