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Laundry problems
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suzanne    Posted 02-28-2003 at 12:56:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I just recently moved to a more rural area (the water here is hard, although we do have a water softener). We have a new washer/dryer set of good quality, but since being here, I find that most if not all of my laundry "runs". The blues have pink stains, and the reds have blue stains. My mother taught me how to do laundry the right way, so I have no idea what the heck I'm doing wrong!! any ideas??

Patria / PR    Posted 02-28-2003 at 18:38:25       [Reply]  [Send Email]

Had the same problem when I was using the washer machine dispensers for bleach and softener.

Tom A    Posted 02-28-2003 at 14:55:51       [Reply]  [Send Email]
If you've been doing laundry awhile and never had the problem before, than it just might be your water softener.

I've read that overly soft water is more reactive than hard water, and this can actually soften seals and such. You might have the water tested *after* it has been softened to see what the hardness is then. If it is very soft, you'll want to adjust the softener setting so that it doesn't soften quite so much...on mine that means making it recycle less often.

After about a year with the softener, we disconnected it all together because we've decided we prefer the minerals in our moderately hard water.

Tom A

steve II JD4000    Posted 02-28-2003 at 13:11:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
wash the jeans by it's self. or it will color your other thing. wash white with white and color with colors but the JEANS will color anything.
what I do is turn jeans inside out to save the jean's color last longer.

Salmoneye    Posted 02-28-2003 at 12:59:44       [Reply]  [Send Email]
By the right way...I hope you mean that you are not washing reds with blues...

If you are...therein lies your problem...

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