rosiesstuffnsew rosiesstuffnsew
Hi, I have a top loader twin tub. Has anyone got suggestions on how to clean the washing machine after I've finished dying?

Do you do a bleach cycle when you have finished or some other process?

Thanks - I just don't want my next load after dying to come out tinted with left over dye bath water in the machine's rinse water tank.


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[Deleted User] [Deleted User]
Hi Rosie,

If you are using [url=""]Procion MX[/url] dyes or the [url=""]iDye[/url] all you'll need to do is run an empty wash cycle. The only caveat would be to check and make sure that there isn't a build up of soap scum in your tub that might have held onto the dye. If that is the case generally a soapy sponge will suffice to clean that out.
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I cannot find the directions for using iDye in a front loading washing machine. I am anxious to try the dye.please give me the exact address where I can find these directions. Thank you.
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Jacquardmod Jacquardmod

It is the third set of directions.  So it goes Stove top directions, top loader, front loader

My advice for the front loader is wipe the rubber gasket around the door down with a wet paper towel after you dye to check for residula color.  The door is the most likely place for dye to hide after the cycle and it can stain a later load.  After you wipe it, run an empty load with a scrap of fabric or old sock(cotton not poly) and see if it comes out white.  The front loader is the one most likely to hide residula dye because of the door.  Not common, but worth doing a little prevention.  
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