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Thread: Help - I dyed my washing machine red!

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    I didn't have the same exact problem with dye staining my washer BUT, simple instructions were printed on the underside of the lid and it RAN AND FADED!! I can't imagine what made it do that as I've only used All Free and Clear, Downey Free and Clear and Shout around the machine. There was no fading/running in the tub itself. Very strange!! My machine is a GE Top Loader and is less than 3 moths old. Makes me irratated!

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    Rit makes a product that you put in to remove color that has bled in a load of laundry. Try running that through your empty machine. If you have a front loading machine, you may need to use the cycle that is "water plus" where it still fills the tub with water....good luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Wonder why in the world he was doing that?????
    Just goes to show that DH sometimes stands for something other than 'Dear Hubby.'
    Stephanie in Mena

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    OH my goodness burning material ? How .. oh my can't even find the words .. Someone would of taken them.. wow ..
    Have you tried the Rit remover yet ?
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    Well, thanks for the suggestions. I will certainly try some of them. I did speak with the manufacturer (Maytag) and a very polite young woman told me that strong colors (such as dark, dark denims, etc) will do that and they have no suggestions for removing the discoloration. She said that over time washing loads with bleach will "probably" lighten the stain. So I suggested to her - politely - they 1) ought to warn purchasers, and 2) maybe they could use a material that doesn't absorb the dye. Anyway, unless Mr. Clean or Oxyclean or something works, I will just have to get over it. Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bearisgray View Post
    Wonder why in the world he was doing that?????
    Sounds as if he had some "anger issues".
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    I did speak with the manufacturer (Maytag) and a very polite young woman told me that strong colors (such as dark, dark denims, etc) will do that and they have no suggestions for removing the discoloration. She said that over time washing loads with bleach will "probably" lighten the stain. So I suggested to her - politely - they 1) ought to warn purchasers, and 2) maybe they could use a material that doesn't absorb the dye. Anyway, unless Mr. Clean or Oxyclean or something works, I will just have to get over it. Thanks again.[/QUOTE]

    what a shame that dark or runny colors will dye certain parts of the "new" frontloaders.......and we pay more for that privilege.....I really never put fabric in the washing machine and "wash" it. If I decide to pretreat a fabric, and that is usually only for placemats and tablerunners, so they do not pucker afterwards, I will put it in a large tub in my kitchen sink and merely rinse it out and to be honest I do not "prewash" my fabric before making a quilt w/it. No one in my circle has any sort of allergies and I would rather use unwashed than have to size afterwards. If I buy fabric that I suspect might run, I will cut a snip of it and put it in a cup/glass of boiling water and see what happens...if it runs...does not go into a quilt...goes away.........

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    That is why retayne is suggested for possible runny color. However, this dye company has information on their website when to use retayne and synthrapol plus a warning about the new washing machines: http://www.prochemicalanddye.com/home.php?cat=323. Also, color catchers or carbona color catcher may help with fabrics that bleed. I always put several color catchers in with my laundry, especially with new items.

    Sorry to hear about your washing machine stain.
    Last edited by caspharm; 10-05-2012 at 08:11 PM. Reason: correcting info about link

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    Try cleaning it with dishwasher cleaner. It has ascorbic acid in it. I takes off all the hard water spots and weird stuff. I t does a great job on my slimmy grimmy plastic stuffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheshirecatquilter View Post
    DO NOT mix bleach and Oxyclean. It says so on the Oxyclean container. In fact, don't mix bleach with any other chemicals unless they are specifically made to be mixed. Regular bleach can release chlorine gas in some chemical reactions -- not good for living things.
    Great WARNING....had a neighbor overcome when she forgot she had Clorox tabs in toilet tank and used another cleaner to scrub the toilet. Husband found her unconscious on the floor ~ rushed to hospital but she nearly died!!!!!
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