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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked">: yuck do they stink. i have fb's, wonderoos, cbinserts, ecobabies, happy heiny's, etc & they're all stinking now. tried the extra rinse cycles with both warm & cold water cycles. tried using vinegar in the cycle & in the rinse (on separate washings) but they still smell. now what???
 

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I got rid of my stink by doing a warm/cold wash with 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 capful of Tide, then a hot/cold wash with no detergent but 1/4 cup of vinegar in the wash and 1/4 cup in the rinse. My stinkies are completely gone!<br><br>
You might need to add a bit of bleach once to kill the bugs you probably have growing in your microfiber, and then use vinegar more regularly in the wash.
 

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ammonia is a an acid on the ph scale so I bet that adding baking soda to your pail and wash might help.<br><br>
To get rid of stink Bio-Cleen seems to help a lot. Do a hot wash with just Bio-Cleen. Then smell, do it again if you need to. Then do a regular wash. Try varying your detergent, a bit more and see how well it works. A bit less and check it.<br>
Experimentation
 

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I'd try a hot water wash. You need the hot water to kill bacteria which cause odors -- and the water needs to be HOT enough to do this, not just very warm ... at least 130 degrees F.
 

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i would try letting them soak in hot water for a few hours with biokleen and then do a hot wash with baking soda and warm rinses until there are no suds (the biokleen stuff makes a lot!). to keep the ammonia smell away i have to wash daily. this is only recent though. now that dd is older she pees less so maybe it is more concentrated?
 

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use some vinegar in the rise works everyt ime.
 

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I've had good luck washing with a big squirt of blue original Dawn.....
 

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Ok, I've been battling this, and this is what I did last night that seems to have worked well:<br>
A 30 minute soak in cold water with 1 cup of vinegar to neutralize ph (as per an article posted on here when I searched this forum for ammonia)<br>
A hot wash with 2 scoops Oxyclean and 1/4 cup Tide<br>
Hot rinses until there were no more bubbles (I've found that cold rinses are useless for getting the soap out. What I do to make a hot rinse is to turn the dial to the beginning of the cycle and start filling the machine for a hot wash cycle. I leave the lid open, and that way it won't spin the water our and begin the cold rinse. When it has agitated for a few minutes I turn the dial to the rinse portion, and it completes the cycle using the hot water instead of refilling with cold). I found it took 3 hot rinses for me.
 

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I would try stripping with hot hot hot water, then try other suggestions such as oxyclean, vineger, biokleen, sportwash... I know I've eventually had to add a small splash of bleach, but that was for my stinky hemp...it was the only thing that actually worked though. good luck, I hate extra stinky diapers
 

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Simple solution for me, I hope it will work for you. I tried Scent-Away laundry detergent and it got rid of all ammonia smell for me. It's like sportwash. You'll find it in the hunting section at wal mart right now, it's in season. Don't get sportwash though, I started using it the other day and I find the smell is creeping back. Try the scent-away.
 

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Ammonia is basic.<br><br>
Also, I have never been able to get my microfiber not to stink... even with bleach. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> I hope you have better luck than I do. I have a well with a water softener and it has caused me a lot of grief with my diaper laundry.
 
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