Sheets Smell After Washing?

September 6, 2017

I have had an issue with the smell of my sheets. I don't notice the odor on other items. Anyway, right out of the wash (on sanitize cycle) the sheets don't smell fresh. I had a set of sheets that I threw away because the odor filled the cupboard and the room. I bought a new washing machine after that, but I notice the same issue cropping up. I have hung them out to dry, which did not help that much. I don't use softener in the washer. I have a front loading washer.


Any suggestions?


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September 7, 20171 found this helpful
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When the washer goes off, do you immediately move your clothes from the washer to the dryer?

If you leave your clothes in the washer for a long time, that could be the smell perhaps.

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September 10, 20171 found this helpful
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Try running your washer on an empty load, using bleach or vinegar. It may be your washer.

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Add 1 cup of white vinegar along with your washload that should eliminate any foul odors.

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