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Date: 10/23/13 11:16 AM

My hubby spilled some gas on his work shirt and threw it along with work jeans and a few other things into the washer and washed them. He thought he was doing a good thing (bless his heart) but it stunk up my washer and it did not remove the gas smell out of the clothes. I've ran the load 4 times at least! I have finally given up and hung them outside to air out and have moved on to getting the stinky washer cleaned up so I can use it.

I've tried borax, baking soda and a small amount of Dawn dish soap to wash the gas soiled clothes with zero luck. Any suggestions??

Btw, my washer is a front loader which does not use a lot of water in the tub.
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Date: 10/23/13 1:42 PM

Gas is a mix of various compounds, some of which aren't necessarily soluble in water, so washing it probably won't completely correct the problem; just hanging it outside for quite a while, and then washing it, is the way to go. If you want to make sure any residue is gone, have it dry cleaned after you let it air for a while.

Don't, under any circumstances, put anything in the dryer that you spilled gas on until the smell is totally gone!

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Date: 10/23/13 4:08 PM

How about Oxyclean?? That seems to do the trick on any number of fabric mishaps. I think I'd make a concentrated solution and let them soak for a good day at least. Then I would let them sit and sit and sit in the sun and fresh air for another couple days.

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Date: 10/23/13 8:02 PM

Nope not gonna put it in the dryer and thanks for that :)

I'll try the air out approach and the oxy and see what happens.

He should have just thrown the darn thing out in the first place but you know how some guys can be Love him anyways

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Date: 10/23/13 9:21 PM

My father used to swear that vanilla cut fuel oil smell. I have not tried it but worth a try?

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