Rufus Laggren wrote:. Can you see anything while the clothes are wet, or only after that have dried on the line?
Oh, and vinegar? What's with that?
Rufus, as for the vinegar ... I read on the internet that one way to solve the lint problem was to wash the washer with 1 or 2 cups vinegar and very hot water using the wash cycle.
I also use the vinegar to wash my clothes because I only put them in the wash cycle and take them out before the rinse or spin cycle. This was my solution to the problem and since I don't use the rinse cycle, I can't use soap.
And yes, I see the chalky smear as soon as I hang the items on the line, before they dry. It just looks really sad when I put them on the bed and they look dirtier than before I washed them.
Judith, I think your are right.
Judith Browning wrote:I wonder if this could be caused by something as simple as filling the machine too full of clothes?
There needs to be room for all of that lint to slosh around and leave with the water.
I grew up with a washing machine repair person and he was always reminding us to fill the washer with water first then add the clothes and not to just stuff them in there.
I think the problem with big bulky items like the bedspread and sheets is the they are don't have space to let the lint float away. Next time I wash, I will try washing them without the other clothes and see if this helps.
I think the problem with my clothes is that they are polyester and are a lint magnet when in the washer. Unfortunately, they were bought when I had a job that I dealt with the public and had to look professional.