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Hi, I posted this problem earlier: http://laundry.about.com/u/sty/laundryproblems/Your-Laundry-Questions-And-Answers/What-Causes-Spotting-On-Colored-Clothes.htm?r=un2

Thank you for the reply! I was hoping that you could answer if clothes with these spots can be fixed? What would do the trick?

Thank you!

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Hi, I posted this problem earlier: http://laundry.about.com/u/sty/laundryproblems/Your-Laundry-Questions-And-Answers/What-Causes-Spotting-On-Colored-Clothes.htm?r=un2

Thank you for the reply! I was hoping that you could answer if clothes with these spots can be fixed? What would do the trick?

Thank you!

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  • Hi, I posted this problem earlier: http://laundry.about.com/u/sty/laundryproblems/Your-Laundry-Questions-And-Answers/What-Causes-Spotting-On-Colored-Clothes.htm?r=un2
  • Thank you for the reply! I was hoping that you could answer if clothes with these spots can be fixed? What would do the trick?
  • Thank you!

Mary Marlowe Leverette, About.com Laundry & Laundry Rooms, says:

My apologies! Here's what to do to remove detergent build up. Fill a washer and add 1 cup distilled white vinegar - no detergent! Add the clothes and allow them to go through a regular wash/rinse cycle. This should remove any residue.

Good luck!

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