I have a brand new washing machine and have left a tissue (or what
seems to be a box of tissues) in a pocket. The resulting mess is an
explosion and complete covering of all the garments with messy paper
My old washing machine hardly had the power to spread the stuff over
the adjoining two or three garments, but this one has really thrown it
everywhere. I have tried rewashing the load but it only spreads it out
Any tricks that would make this job a lot quicker than a brush or tape
to each garment (inside and out!)
Thanks in advance.
<< Any tricks that would make this job a lot quicker than a brush or tape to
each garment (inside and out!) >>
<< The dryer will remove most of it. What's left, take the garments outside
and use a clothes brush on them. >>
Couple of other things to try: if you have a shop vac it would speed up the
lint removal. If you have an air compressor in your locale, the spritzer would
be worth a try. Whatever, it looks like brute force is the answer. Might be
your local dry cleaners would have some tips if you ask them (while dropping
off a good sized order, of course). Good luck.
firstname.lastname@example.org (w'bo) wrote in message
The dryer should help to remove most of this....check/clean the lint
filter a couple of times throught the cycle so the bits don't get
overly built up on the lint filter. I usually shake the clothes out to
remove any loose pieces of the tissue before putting them in the
dryer. May be best to run your hand around on the inside of the washer
basket to manually remove any tissue still stuck to the wash basket.
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until the tissue mess comes off and onto the ground.. then wash again..
this time check all pockets... this is a common thing for people who
dont check pockets... next time it might be a fountain pen or such????
Run once empty to rid the washer of the rest of the tissue, assuming the
drain isn't plugged. Clean lint filter if there is one. Put the messed
up clothes in washer, just to get it wet and spin it. Take them
outside, while they are wet, and shake them out well. Put in dryer with
a softener sheet. Don't load the dryer, so's the air has room to
circulate. Whatever is left you will have to brush off. Should not be
much visible remains of tissue paper.
I do this all the time :) I just clean the washer with damp cloth, being sure
to get the lint trap clean..mine is an older Maytag with little fabric softener
cup and the lint trap is under there.
Then put in dryer - being careful not to overload. All the tissue goes into
dryer lint trap or can be shaken off.
Just happened to me :( !!!
The washing machine was FULL of cloches. I knew (because it isn't the first time it happened) that the dryer wouldn't do the job and I didn't want to spend hours trying to remove the lint from the clothes.
I examined the situation to damage control it and I came out with what seems to me the only obvious way to manage it efficiently:
PUTTING BACK everything in the washing machine.
It didn't function because the lint was still on my clothes after it the SPIN cycle.
So I had to figure out something different that would get rid of the lint while my clothes were still in the water.
Anyway from one thing to another I tried this I am sharing with all of you guys and it worked :
1. fill up the washing machine with water;
2. put a few pieces of cloth in the water; (in my case 1/2 of the washed clothes)
3. rinse cycle or shake well each piece of cloth by hand (to detach the Kleenex);
4. DO NOT SPIN CYCLE
5. Remove by hand (while the machine is full of water) every piece of cloth and place them in any container (sink, etc.)
6. NOW empty the washing machine of this water containing the pieces of Kleenex to get rid of them once and for all;
7. Refill the washing machine of water (full).
8. Put back in it the clothes put apart in the sink (or whatever);
9. Rince and spin as usually.
Repeat the operation with the rest of the clothes.
Dry in the dryer.
It took me years to figure out this, but I am very proud to have figure out this solution :) !
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