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Old 04-12-2013, 04:19 PM
 
Location: Brambleton, VA
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My husband is horrible at refilling the bottle, so it usually leaks a little bit of the detergent on the top of our front loader. I noticed that it seems to fade the paint (which is blue) on the top and leaves a ring from where the bottle was sitting. Has anyone else had this happen? I find it a bit odd that something that is supposed to be so gentle is fading paint.
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Old 04-12-2013, 04:47 PM
 
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I have no idea why this happened, but my mom always kept a small thick towel on top of her machine to set the bottle on for just this reason.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:04 PM
 
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Do some research, OP. I use only A&H Washing Soda (NOT Borax). It's not toxic at all. (As far as I have researched, it's the only laundry soap that isn't toxic.) It gets my clothes extremely clean -- my whites were never so white when I was using detergent. Same with my colored clothes. Doesn't make my clothes feel rough. It's rather inexpensive. A regular box costs $3+, and it lasts a month, at least, because only 1/2 C is needed.
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Old 04-28-2013, 06:07 PM
 
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PS: On gentle things I still use baby shampoo. It's toxic but I haven't found one that isn't.
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Old 04-28-2013, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Interior AK
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Method does have some skin-safe biodegradable solvents, it's likely that one of them is reacting with either the clear coat or the enamel finish on your washer. Not everything safe and green is equally safe for all surfaces and substances... you'd never want to clean a marble or granite countertop with lemon juice or vinegar, for example.
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