How to Remove Mildew Smell from Clothes

Posted by Haley Waple on 8/17/2017 to Appliance Maintenance
How to Remove Mildew Smell from Clothes

Option #1

Simply rewash your clothes that you left in the washer

·         Add a normal amount of detergent and run a wash cycle. Sometimes this can do the trick if you left your clothes in the washer for a couple hours.

 Option #2

Remove the Mildew Smell Yourself

What you will need:

·         White vinegar or baking soda


·         First, fill your washing machine with your clothing and add your detergent

·         Next add 1 cup of either white vinegar or baking soda to the water. If you own a  front loader you can place this through your fabric softener dispenser

·         Run the washing cycle as you normally would.

·         After the detergent has been dispensed stop the load and let the clothes set for an hour or over night

                                                               -->  If you can’t stop the washing cycle, then simply hand wash your clothes in a large basin or a bathtub will work just as great.

·         Next resume your washing cycle to the end and dry as normal

·         Once the odor has been eliminated dry the clothes

If your clothes still smell like mildew then repeat then repeat the cycle until the smell has been completely eliminated. To avoid this mildew smell from happening, don’t leave a load of laundry in your washer for longer than normal. Please be sure to leave the washer door open between cycles to air it out as well.


If you don't think your clothes are the issue then it may be your washer machine! If your washer smells purchase a washer cleaning agent so it smells fresh!


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