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How to get mildew smell out of comforter?

Anonymous
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My dd put a comforter in the washer then forgot about it...I just discovered it today and it reeks of mildew. What can I do to get the smell out?! It's an awesome comforter that I don't want to throw out.
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:10 AM
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heydooney
by Silver Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:13 AM
Dip half a lemon in salt and rub it on it, then leave it in the sun. Wash again, tada!
polkaspots
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:14 AM
Wash it again with vinegar in the rinse cycle instead of traditional softener.
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pacnwmom
by Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:15 AM
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I would try washing it with detergent and Arm and Hammer washing soda.  Put some vinegar in with the final rinse (I even put it in the fabric softener slot).  You can't smell the vinegar when it is done.  

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:15 AM
Baking soda.
I put a 1/4 cup in with every load to get any funky smells out.
JulietAngel89
by Gold Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:15 AM

Put it back in and put white vinager in it. Also put vinegar in the fabric softener place. 

Browncoat4eva
by Mackenzie on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:16 AM

Wash it again and add a cup of vinegar to the water.

piperhalliwell1
by Silver Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:18 AM
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yes this, white vinegar. .. I've added it at the beginning with the detergent with good results too

Quoting polkaspots: Wash it again with vinegar in the rinse cycle instead of traditional softener.
heydooney
by Silver Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:19 AM
Ohhhh, just the smell, no stains! Yeah do what they said. Nm my first reply. I'm tired.
BeAmour
by Tonya on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:20 AM
Rewash it
polkaspots
by Platinum Member on Mar. 28, 2014 at 3:22 AM
I had never considered adding it with the detergent. I imagine it would work fine as long as there's no baking soda in the detergent.

Quoting piperhalliwell1: yes this, white vinegar. .. I've added it at the beginning with the detergent with good results too

Quoting polkaspots: Wash it again with vinegar in the rinse cycle instead of traditional softener.
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