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I have done four washes without soap to see if there was anymore soap buildup, and every time there is a lot of soap suds still. Do I just keep doing soapless washing until no suds, or should I try boiling?
 

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I wouldn't do boiling on anything that has PUL or elastic, it will destroy them. As for the bubbles, you probably just have more buildup that you thought :/<br><br>
Just keep rinsing and they will dissipate eventually
 

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Are your diapers repelling?<br><br>
The soap you are seeing could be build up from the machine itself and not actually on the diapers. You may try washing it and then see what the diapers do.
 

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Good thought, if that isn't it yes the suds will eventually go away. Don't mistake soap suds for agitation bubbles though. If they pop right after you stop the agitation they are agitation bubbles. Soap bubbles hang around a little longer. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/thumb.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="thumbs up">
 

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There is a spot on the GMD write-up about cleaning your washing machine. I would clean with a vinegar based cleaner. Remove your inserts for bleach/det/softener and clean those also. Then rinse until no soap suds.<br><br>
I have to do this with my washer/dryer/dishwasher. It's time. Might just run vinegar washes through everything including the coffee maker on the first of each month.
 

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I had lots of suds when I first started cding. I have begun using even less detergent in my regular washes than I used to, I add vinegar and baking soda to the machine when I clean my coffee maker and dish washer (as pp said), and I also use a water softener in every load of dipes and RLR from time to time. I haven't found I need RLR in every dipe wash.<br>
Also, I use mostly prefolds, kissaluvs fitteds, and flats with a few aio, hemp and cotton doublers, and cotton wipes.<br><br>
My wash/rinse routine is: cold heavy wash with auto 30 min soak and no det, then a medium hot wash with det with a second rinse and water softener and RLR, and one final rinse with an extra long spin. I have not had any problems yet. In fact, I have some hand me down kissaluvs fitteds that are in better shape now than when I received them. Not sure what her wash routine was but she used Charlies and I use Planet.<br><br>
This may be more info than you need but I thought I'd share to give you an idea of what I was doing that gives me absolutely no suds in my rinse.<br>
GL!
 
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