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September 25th, 2012, 09:35 AM
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What's the best way to get rid of it? I hadn't thought about my washer having buildup until I did a rinse of new hemp soakers and there were tons of bubbles. Someone mentioned vinegar is a good thing to use for buildup, but I wanted to pick your guys' brains too. Thanks!
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September 25th, 2012, 01:06 PM
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I would read your washer's manual, it should tell you how to wash the washer as part of routine maintenance. It may have a special cycle for cleaning, or you may just run the hottest longest cycle with bleach, or vinegar, or machine cleaner like Affresh, or something. There may be compartments or buildup prone corners to empty and wipe, etc.

Are you sure you have real suds? Some types of water just make more bubbles with agitation. If it is just a little bubbling and not real foamy soapy suds, I wouldn't worry!
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September 25th, 2012, 02:57 PM
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The first time I did it, there were lots of foamy bubbles. Each time was less and less as I prepped them, and by the 4th time the bubbles were pretty much gone. I thought maybe there was some kind of oil or something in the soaker (organic hemp fleece).
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September 25th, 2012, 08:47 PM
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The first time I did it, there were lots of foamy bubbles. Each time was less and less as I prepped them, and by the 4th time the bubbles were pretty much gone. I thought maybe there was some kind of oil or something in the soaker (organic hemp fleece).
Yeah, I bet it was something in the fabric. I have heard they add various things to make the material easy to spin and knit or whatever they do at the factory. Never heard of hemp inserts sudsing during prep before, but it could definitely be from that.
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