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Isolate which part of your laundry routine is causing the damage to your clothes. Begin your detective work with a careful inspection of freshly-washed articles. Look at each one carefully to determine if there is any discolouration, however slight. It is important to locate any problems before you dry them.Heat will "set" many stains (which are ...


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I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that perhaps the stains are due to bleach. Your shirt may be dyed with a combination of colours, and a small amount of bleach may affect the red dye more than the blue, which would explain why the stains look like they were made with something blue. Bleach is a powerful and highly corrosive chemical, even in ...


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Logically, solving this problem involves identifying the cause. Identifying what is — and what is not — in common is the first step. Repeated loads of laundry done with as few differences as possible will help you isolate a probable cause — which you can remove. The "problem" is that you'll get the occasional "evidence" of an ongoing ...


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Some fabric softeners, whether used in washing machines or as sheets put in dryer, can stain. However, the stains look like the color of the dye itself changed, e.g. due to alkaline conditions acting on a vegetable dye that acts as a pH+ indicator. You might experiment on the shirt, if you consider it ruined, by putting it in a bag or bottle with enough ...


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