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Girl From Mars Posts: 1446
I have a beautiful set of dark blue Christy sheets. I put them in the wash and they came out with these chalky marks all over them. I thought it was just because I was using inferior washing tablets and so I switched to gel tablets but they won't go away! Can anyone suggest a solution? (or even a reason for it to happen?)
gottabfp Posts: 5641
did you try drying them before you rewash??? or try washing them without any washing powder
ott Posts: 3920
Hmm, are they rinsing properly? Have you too much in the machine at one time? I find chalky marks on some of our clothes if I wash them in a cold wash so I need to rinse them a second time. I assume it's washing powder that hasn't rinsed out. Maybe if the machine is overloaded they're not rinsing properly?
Girl From Mars Posts: 1446
The last time I washed them I had three sheets and 2 pillow cases in the machine. I've stopped using the powdery tablets altogether and switched to the gel. They've been washed and dried and rewashed several times. But no joy. I wash them at 40 degrees. Should I try a 50 or a 60 maybe?
mysteriousmise Posts: 1783
Put them through again, with virtually no detergent (no powder, liquid only) in an otherwise empty wash. Remove them the second the cycle is complete. Does your machine have a "Super Rinse" function?
ott Posts: 3920
[quote="mysteriousmise":2o2c6ay7]Put them through again, with virtually no detergent (no powder, liquid only) in an otherwise empty wash. Remove them the second the cycle is complete.[/quote:2o2c6ay7] +1 I wouldn't wash them higher than 40 degrees, I'd imagine they might fade seeing as they're dark. Hope this works!
Girl From Mars Posts: 1446
Mysteriousmise, when you say no powder only liquid, I only use the gel tabs now so should I put one of them in or no? As to the super rinse thing, I'll have to have a look. I rent a place so it's the most useless washer dryer on the face of the earth. I can't even find a bloody manual on the thing and I have searched!
ott Posts: 3920
Oh, I read wrong that time. I would wash them again with no powder, liquid or gel and see if they come out.
Jacqueline Hyde Posts: 1145
Maybe check the filters for lint build up. I'd say it's more likely to be the powder though, but might be worth doing anywho
mysteriousmise Posts: 1783
Personally, I don;t like the liqui tabs, becasue they can deliver too much/too little liquid, depending on the size of the wash/degree of soilage. I'd consider using a smaller amount - perhaps 1/3 cap of some liquid only- product.