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Posted: 01/13/13 05:40pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Did a load of wash in the campground laundry machines and it came out smelling like rotten eggs. (Presumably from sulfer in the water?)

The smell remains after re-washing the clothes at a different place. How frustrating!

Does anyone know how to get rid of the odor? It really is quite awful.

Thanks in advance for your help!


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Bleach will remove hydrogen sulfide, but you have to be real careful if the fabric is not bleach friendly. If you can't use bleach, I would try one of the Oxyclean or Frebreeze products that are labeled for colored fabric.

The safest thing would be to rewash, and line dry in the fresh air. Might take a few times .....


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We use scented Downy. Seems to work.


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Posted: 01/13/13 05:49pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have read baking soda and vinegar will remove the smell from your washing machine so I would think it would do the same for your clothes.

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GMandJM wrote:

Did a load of wash in the campground laundry machines and it came out smelling like rotten eggs. (Presumably from sulfer in the water?)

The smell remains after re-washing the clothes at a different place. How frustrating!

Does anyone know how to get rid of the odor? It really is quite awful.

Thanks in advance for your help!


I can not help you with your water issues except to say get your own washer/dryer with a water filtration/softener system.

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Run clothes threw a wash cycle with a pint of White Vinegar added to the water, no soap, and Downy or other softener in the rinse.





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Posted: 01/13/13 09:02pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

LynnandCarol wrote:

I have read baking soda and vinegar will remove the smell from your washing machine so I would think it would do the same for your clothes.


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As mentioned, vinegar will remove the sulfur odor. It's in the detergent unfortunately. I know cuz I make detergent for a living. We are working on a solution to that problem. Dry powder detergent isn't near as bad as the liquid.


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Clean the underside of the rubber seal that seals the door as bacteria and scum build up there.

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