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Re: new towels smell-help please
I'll have to check mine.  It cost enough. Washes and dries in the same
machine.  It's a LG.

Helen

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Re: new towels smell-help please
CHI-MUM wrote:

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We get LG machines over here.  They look like good value for money.  I'm
thinking seriously about them for the next time this one throws a
wobbly!  As it already has a large crack in the top of the drum, held
together with Duck tape...  ;)

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Lady Catherine, Wardrobe Mistress of the Chocolate Buttons
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Kate Dicey wrote:
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I knew somebody here in the states that had one of those imported.  I
think I broke a commandment, I must admit i was very jealous of that
machine.   She had one when she lived in Europe and liked it so much she
brought a brand new one home with her.  Then she had to have some wiring
done in her house....

It so nice though!

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That's Duct tape!  Hehe!  Duck tape.  LoL

Helen



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Yup - Duck brand duct tape!  See:
http://www.duckproducts.com/products/subcategory.asp?CatID=1&SubID=1

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Try soaking overnight in strong detergent or baking soda -- but not
both at once, as they will clean each other up and ignore the towels.
Joy Beeson
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Re: new towels smell-help please
"Try soaking overnight in strong detergent or baking soda -- but not
both at once, as they will clean each other up and ignore the towels.
Joy Beeson "

Vinegar is the thing which takes out detergent, Baking soda or washing
soda actually enhances the detergent or soap. since all three are base,
while vinegar is an acid.


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On 25 Apr 2006 11:12:48 -0700, "Kitty In Somerset, PA"

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Alkalies enhance soap, but heaven only knows what's in a detergent.  

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Joy Beeson
joy beeson at comcast dot net

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Amen.  I once washed a small down comforter in a front loading, high
capacity washer at a laundry.  The attendant said it would wash even
more so I know I was not over capacity.  Some detergent got stuck on the
corner of the comforter and ate a hole right through the fabric!  I
couldn't believe that detergent would do that or that it could have gone
thru an entire cycle like that!  It was my first and only experience
with a front-loading machine.... and it was a bad one.  My skepticism is
well founded.

Phae

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I fear me you but warm the starved snake,
Who, cherished in your breasts, will sting your hearts. (Henry VI, Shakespeare)

Re: new towels smell-help please
It sounds to me like something was very wrong with the machine you
used.. I can certainly understand your reticence to risk repeating
that experience.. I have been using the front loader for a few years
now, and have not had any article damaged by the machine yet....

me

On Wed, 26 Apr 2006 00:22:31 -0500, Phaedrine

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Re: new towels smell-help please
Phaedrine wrote:
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Wet your hand and then put some detergent in your palm and close your
fingers.  Be sure that you are near the sink when you do this, because
when the detergent starts heating up, you'll want to rinse it off quickly.
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Joanne
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Pogonip wrote:
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By "detergent" do you mean "washing powder"?  What you describe is
alarming, and does not happen with the washing powder we use.  Is this a
"biological" washing powder that you are using?  They can often be more
active than non-bio powders.

I guess it's possible that washing powders are made more chemically
active in the US so that they can be more effective in cold water.  I'd
only expect that sort of reaction from fairly strong bleach :-o

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Alan Dicey wrote:
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I bet it has a peroxide bleach in it.

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In the US, everything is more chemically active. ;)  That's what happens
when chemical  companies (seemingly) own half of the US Congress.  In
truth, in recent years, consumer protections here in the Colonies have
been severely eroded in many venues.   We also have a president who
likes to issue "executive orders" deactivating environmental and other
consumer protections.  The last leader who acted so unilaterally against
the interests of the people was King George.

The EU is way ahead of the US in protecting consumers and the
environment from dangerous substances.  Here, one runs the gauntlet
every time a drug is prescribed, a new processed food is prepared, or a
child receives an immunization.  How can you trust a government that
only now is finally removing mercury from immunizations given to babies?

Phae

OB-SEW:  Today I am putting together a pair of really cute capris for my
daughter made with a fabric with little zebras all over it.

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I fear me you but warm the starved snake,
Who, cherished in your breasts, will sting your hearts. (Henry VI, Shakespeare)

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No!  Actually the Teachers Unions and Liberal Lawyers do.

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"The Colonies"???  Must amke you feel all warm and fuzzy, referring to
yourself as a "colonist".

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No doubt you would have preferred algore-inventor-of-the-internet or  St.
John Kerry, major-f--k-up, as the leader of the U.S. in time of war.

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Why don't you take your whinging and move to the EU?  Make everybody happy!

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Phae = idiot




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Good grief, Beverly (BEI Design AKA "Unknown"), for someone who is so
concerned about controlling what people post on Usenet, I would think
you'd stop and think a moment before spewing such hateful, rash,
disingenuous twaddle--- especially with such a poor attempt at disguise.

The least you might have done, Bev, was to post it in your own user-name
if you think what you had to say was so important or insightful.  But,
of course it was neither significant nor insightful so one can easily
see why you wanted to disassociate yourself from your vulgar, ad
hominemic display.

Had you said anything materially relevant instead of a vicious personal
attack, I might have responded.  But you didn't; you obviously couldn't
locate that capacity for decency and reason.  All you did was lash out
in a brutish tantrum because your political nose was out of joint.  I
want to thank you for illustrating my point, though, for our friends on
the other side of the pond.  You certainly outdid yourself on the
peevishness scale.  So you see, Bev, the only "major-f--k-up" here is
you.

Phae



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I fear me you but warm the starved snake,
Who, cherished in your breasts, will sting your hearts. (Henry VI, Shakespeare)

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Phaedrine wrote:
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Phae,

Are you *sure* of what you're saying?  I really have a hard time
believing that Beverly and 'Unknown' are one and the same.

Doreen in Alabama


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Doreen, unfortunately, I think Phae has it right, but so do you.  I
had a work crew here today, and had to leave for a trip to the
emergency room.  The post she is objecting to bears my IP Address, so
came from one of my computers, but I did not write it.  Several other
newsgroups I subscribe to also received nasty-grams from "me"/my IPA
while I was away.  "Unknown" and I are not the same, nor do I write
like that.

Group, I'm very sorry this happened.  The supervisor has some
explaining  to do!  :-(  From now on if I have to leave, I guess I'll
hide the modem.

Beverly



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BEI Design wrote:
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I hope this nut-job didn't go on a shopping spree on your computer.
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Joanne
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Ugh, I hadn't thought of that.  Although none of my credit cards was
in the house, I'll call all my CC companies tomorrow to be sure no
charges have been put through.  I imagine that's a pretty remote
possibility, but better safe than sorry.  I *think* the computer used
was the one I keep for my grandchildren, and I never order anything
online using that machine.

I will also cancel the job, and tell the owner why.  What a stupid
thing to have done.

Thanks,

Beverly



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