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Re: a product to kill bacteria when washing underwears in shared machine

Since its undies wash as hot as possible (between 60 & 95) with white detergent, which has bleaching agents. In addition you can use Clorox (i.e. bleach),
https://www.clorox.com/products/clor...max/unscented/
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Old 17.11.2019, 11:57
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Since its undies wash as hot as possible (between 60 & 95) with white detergent, which has bleaching agents. In addition you can use Clorox (i.e. bleach),
https://www.clorox.com/products/clor...max/unscented/
You do know that not all undies are a. White and b. Able to be washed at high temperatures don’t you?
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Old 17.11.2019, 12:03
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Welschie germs.

We all know how filthy Geneva is.

I fully support the OP in their search for caustic substances.
Indeed, so why bother?

As soon as he puts them on he will infect them again!

OTOH, perhaps he is trying to protect his neighbors?

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Old 17.11.2019, 12:05
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You do know that not all undies are a. White and b. Able to be washed at high temperatures don’t you?
Except for mine.
When it involves personal safety, I don't buy inferior products.
Perhaps wash the black tanga separately by hand!
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Old 17.11.2019, 12:05
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I would go natural
It's called "commando".

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Old 17.11.2019, 12:06
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Re: a product to kill bacteria when washing underwears in shared machine

Sounds like disposable underwear is the answer - problem sorted -or just hand wash?
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Re: a product to kill bacteria when washing underwears in shared machine

95degree wash. Totally not eco friendly.Max 45 sport
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Old 17.11.2019, 12:13
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95degree wash. Totally not eco friendly.Max 45 sport
Getting deadly sick is also not good for one's personal ecology.
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Old 17.11.2019, 12:18
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Re: a product to kill bacteria when washing underwears in shared machine

Most of us do not need to disinfect a washing machine, but none of us know why the OP wants to/needs to.
He/she could have a newborn
He/she could have a sensitive skin condition or is recuperating from major surgery
There are many valid reasons why a person might need to use a disinfected washing machine.
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Old 17.11.2019, 12:28
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Most of us do not need to disinfect a washing machine, but none of us know why the OP wants to/needs to.
He/she could have a newborn
He/she could have a sensitive skin condition or is recuperating from major surgery
There are many valid reasons why a person might need to use a disinfected washing machine.
So disinfect the machine on an empty cycle, then wash your shit as normal.

Problem solved.

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Old 17.11.2019, 12:29
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So disinfect the machine on an empty cycle, then wash your shit as normal.

Problem solved.

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Thats so anti climate warning. And every wash costs
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Old 17.11.2019, 12:32
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Thats so anti climate warning
Don't worry, I'm warming the planet as we speak!

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Old 17.11.2019, 12:37
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Most of us do not need to disinfect a washing machine, but none of us know why the OP wants to/needs to.
He/she could have a newborn
He/she could have a sensitive skin condition or is recuperating from major surgery
There are many valid reasons why a person might need to use a disinfected washing machine.
He said both in the opening post and in the thread title that it was for washing his underwear. He is using a shared machine and is worried he might catch something from one of the other users.

You are right, there are many reasons why somebody may need to do it but in this case he made his reasons clear.
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He said both in the opening post and in the thread title that it was for washing his underwear. He is using a shared machine and is worried he might catch something from one of the other users.

You are right, there are many reasons why somebody may need to do it but in this case he made his reasons clear.
He's simply too lazy to do it the old fashioned way-by hand! ( make sure you wear gloves and a mask)
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Re: a product to kill bacteria when washing underwears in shared machine

If it's any help, every couple of months I remove the detergent drawer and lint traps from our communal washing machine and tumble dryer, clean them with diluted bleach and give the dispenser drawer a quick blast with the steam cleaner. Clean all the detergent channels and the folds of the rubber door seal of the machine with diluted bleach and a bottle brush, then reassemble the machine and run a 95 degree cycle with a dishwasher tablet in the dispenser drawer.

It's astonishing how much gunk comes out of the drawer and door seals, and with a lot of people only using a 30 degree wash, stray bits of lint and detergent do build up in these areas.
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If it's any help, every couple of months I remove the detergent drawer and lint traps from our communal washing machine and tumble dryer, clean them with diluted bleach and give the dispenser drawer a quick blast with the steam cleaner. Clean all the detergent channels and the folds of the rubber door seal of the machine with diluted bleach and a bottle brush, then reassemble the machine and run a 95 degree cycle with a dishwasher tablet in the dispenser drawer.

It's astonishing how much gunk comes out of the drawer and door seals, and with a lot of people only using a 30 degree wash, stray bits of lint and detergent do build up in these areas.
What you do after 2 months ( detergent drawer and lint traps and tumbler-dryer filter ) we do after every wash day ) And thats the rule here! Every person has to do it. And sweep the floor. In other words to clean up the shit one left behind .
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What you do after 2 months ( detergent drawer and lint traps and tumbler-dryer filter ) we do after every wash day ) And thats the rule here!
We do that every wash day too, but I'm talking about deep cleaning that takes a couple of hours.
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So disinfect the machine on an empty cycle, then wash your shit as normal.

Problem solved.

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chill a little will ya?
That’s exactly what I said in the 1st post (disinfecting the machine on an empty cycle).
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You know you can buy proper foragers' bags, right? I'm sure Odile can point you in the right direction.
sacrilege - mushroom foraging never ever with bags- but with my dad's wicker basket and his real, genuine, WW2 army knife of my godfather's, as I've got both.

Would be interesting for OP to come back and explain why this is so important to him.
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Old 17.11.2019, 13:42
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chill a little will ya?
That’s exactly what I said in the 1st post (disinfecting the machine on an empty cycle).
The groan was for the underwear and socks bit (since removed).

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