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How do you get rid of foul smell from clothing AFTER it's been washed?

I've washed my husband's gym clothes several times. At first I thought it was our water. It does smell funky SOMETIMES, but after using scented detergents and softeners...even stain removers with better smells, his gym clothes are the only thing that comes out of the load smelling toxic. Clothes that get washed WITH his gym clothes come out with the softener smell from the washer. I've bleached the washer (empty washer load for a bleach rinse), but it just comes out being his gym clothes.

Is there something that can be done to save us some money or is purchasing new gym clothes our only option? ((It's his gym uniform)).

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Asked by Imortlmommy at 3:40 AM on Jul. 11, 2011 in Home & Garden

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  • Toss in 1/4-1/3 of plain white vinegar, just along with your normal load and detergent. It's great for removing bad odors, and doesn't make your clothes smell like vinegar unless you use WAY too much.
    If that doesn't work, I don't know what else to tell you.

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 3:43 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • I meant that to say 1/4-1/3 *CUP* of vinegar, sorry.

    Answer by FluffyMamaBunny at 3:44 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • The weird thing is that it's just the gym uniform. Everything else in the load is fine smelling.

    Comment by Imortlmommy (original poster) at 3:48 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • What about baking soda, or something that is used for REALLY foul smells- like pet odor neutralizer or something?

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 4:20 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • Plain white vinegar, let them soak first in a bucket with water a vinegar then wash as usual.

    Answer by sodapple at 6:12 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • Add baking soda to the wash and vinegar to the rinse.

    Answer by twinsplus2more at 7:59 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • Vinegar

    Answer by momkaribg at 11:34 AM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • Ammonia + hot water.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:51 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • You can also try neutralizes odor.

    Answer by ceciliam at 3:20 PM on Jul. 11, 2011

  • Oxyclean?

    Answer by Pnukey at 10:36 PM on Jul. 12, 2011

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