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sorry if this has already been asked! I looked back a bit but couldn't fit anything about it.<br><br>
We recently bought a HE machine and I LOVE it for everything... except diaper washing... I'm having trouble knowing how much detergent to use, although I am starting to get the hang of it. Problem is, now I need to strip my diapers (repelling a bit and they stink <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/irked.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="irked"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> but I don't know how to do this, especially with a HE machine.<br><br>
Does anyone have experience with this?
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/notes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="notes">: for any other tips but what I have done is wash 1x and then keep washing on hot until I see no bubbles. My machine heats it's own water, so the hot is pretty hot (95C). I think I am going to have to get my prefolds down and wash them clean in the next couple of weeks, I don't need to start diapering #4 with repelling!
 

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We run ours hot wash with no soap 4 -6 times. But since I've gotten better about not using too much soap (about 1/2 scoop charlies powdered), I don't have to strip very often at all.<br>
HTH
 

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I started using Calgon and it made a world of difference. I wasn't having any difficulty with my diapers, but my covers were stinky. A quarter capful of Calgon added to my detergent has totally cleared the stink up.
 

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Ditto what milkmommie and tjsmama said--lots of washes with no soap on hot, hot, hot, and Calgon is a total lifesaver.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Thanks for the advice! I ran them quite a few times on a hot cycle and it seems to have worked! I'll have to pick up some Calgon
 

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I just found some Calgon in my local grocery store last week, and I LOVE it!!! It has finally made my diapers not stink. I have tried washing in hot for many, many washes, I have tried Dawn, I even finally bought some Tide Free. I was actually considering boiling my dipes two or three at a time on the stove even. Nothing was getting the stink out. I bought Calgon, added a quarter cap full, and Voila! The stink is gone!!
 
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