Remove fragrance from clothes washer?
May 20, 2011 11:12 AM Subscribe
How do I remove fragrance from a clothes washer & dryer?
posted by frek to home & garden (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
[asking for a friend with multiple chemical sensitivities] Previous tenant used blue (Snuggle?) fabric softener to the point it's stained the plastic parts of a top-loading washer. Dryer also contaminated with dryer sheets & fabric softener carry-over.
It's giving her migraines when she wears clothes washed & dried in this pair. She's tried "bleach, ammonia, Lestoil, Drano, enzymatic stain and stink removers (not all at the same time)" but the smell remains.
I've pointed out that using harsh cleaners can cause sensitization and she's finally beginning to listen to my suggestions of a respirator with an organic vapor cartridge and a face shield.