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How do you get gasoline odors out of a washing machine?

My husband spilled gasoline on a shirt while working on his car. Without thinking anything of it, he came inside and popped it in the washing machine. My washer is now wreaking of gasoline and everything that is washed in the machine also ends up smelling like gasoline. I've run the machine empty, run it with bleach, run it with vinegar, run it with baby oil, and run it with Dawn. The only one that seemed to make a dent in the smell was the Dawn. But the odor is still there, just a bit fainter. Any advice?

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Asked by looselylucid at 10:00 PM on Feb. 10, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • I can't think of anything. Oxyclean maybe?


    Answer by angelm523 at 10:18 PM on Feb. 10, 2011

  • run it with baking soda

    Answer by riotgrrl at 10:45 AM on Feb. 16, 2011

  • Use vinegar. I know it is good getting oil smell out of clothes Maybe it will work in you washing machine. fill it up and put some vinegar it and let set for about an hour.


    Answer by HomeAlone45 at 10:57 AM on Feb. 16, 2011

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