White towels turning greyblack

Last year I purchased a front loader washing machine and now all my pure white bathroom towels and facecloths are starting to turn a dirty grey colour. When you look at them closely they look like they have a spidery black mould running through them. As someone in the family has health issues the towels are only used once before washing. I also only have white towels so its not colour running from other towels. Soaking and rewashing is not fixing the problem. I have a friend who is also having the same problem. Thank you for your help.

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Pete
Pete

It sounds like it might be a problem with the washing machine. Make sure you do a 90° wash at least once a month to kill the germs as a normal 30-40° wash isn’t hot enough.

Wendy
Wendy

Hi Pete thanks for your reply. Will try a 90deg wash more often. Dont think its a fault with the machine as a friend purchased a different brand front loader washing machine and she is having the same problem as me (several months down the track too).

Pete
Pete

Read through the owner’s manual too. Mine suggested putting a cycle through with a packet of magnesium sulphate. I bought a packet from my local pharmacy.

Dr Chemical

What brand laundry detergent do you use? And what is your nrmal wash temperature. A short term solution would be to soak them in Vanish Gold Oxi-Action