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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 07:36 PM
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How do you get rid of excess soap in a load of laundry?
You know how the detergents are quite concentrated now? The bottle says to fill to line 1 for regular loads, line 2 for large or heavily soiled loads. I'm doing a full load of towels, so I filled to line 2, even though I had a feeling I shouldn't have. Anyway, when my load was done, there was still a lot of soap left in the washer. When it's happened on occasion in the past, I've run the load through again with no (additional) soap and it's been fine.

Well, after the second go-round there was still a ton of soap left. It's almost finished with the third round now, and when I peeked in a while ago, it looked like there was still an awful lot of soap in there. I have a feeling there will still be soap when this load is finished. I'm not sure what to do. Am I going to have to keep washing this towels over and over again before they'll be done and free from soap? The towels are going to get worn out just in the wash. I also have another load of laundry to do, and at this rate, I'll still be running these towels through tomorrow.

Is there anything else I can do to get rid of the excess soap?
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NMDemDist2 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Feb-08-11 10:57 PM
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1. adding some white vinegar may help n/t
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Kat45 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-09-11 12:35 AM
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2. Thanks for the replly.
Somebody else told me that earlier tonight. I tried it and it worked. (Of course, it was also the fourth time I ran the load through the washer.
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CottonBear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-15-11 02:21 AM
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3. Wash the laundry again using only white vinegar (1 or 2 cups.)
I use cloth diapers for my baby and I always do a separate vinegar rinse after the wash/rinse/spin cycle. I also vinegar rinse his clothes and I only use free and clear type detergents. The vinegar takes out any dtergent residues and leaves the laundry super clean and fresh!
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