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Washable Pee Pads - Odor

We have been using the washable pee pads for several months now, and I like them much better than the disposable pee pads as Scout used to shred those. The only issue I am having is that I find there is a residual urine smell in my washing machine after I wash the pee pads. I have been spraying Lysol spray in my machine to address the odor, but I am thinking there must be a better solution. I did some google searches and found a lot of possible approaches -- tea tree oil, lavendar oil, borax, vinegar, Bi-O-Kleen Bac Out... Before I try one of those approaches, I thought I would check here if anyone else has addressed this issue...

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I too LOVED the disposal pee pads, they were the best thing going. I never did have a problem though with the washing machine, but then again I have all boys - and their stuff stinks too!! I would try putting a drop of pine sol in the load when you do the pads. I found that seems to remove smells not just from the machine but the clothes as well. I would think it is a cheaper route than constantly using lysol cans. I would give it a try.

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How about using the simple solution stain and odor remover. I think they even sell a washing machine solution.




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I used to use vinegar because it is really great at cleaning and environmentally safe too, but my DH is sensitive to vingar smell and even if I washed it, he could still smell it. So I use Oxyclean now and it is great at getting rid of stains as well as odors. I also run a bleach cycle after all the laudry is done, to save water, I pour the bleach solution along the walls of the washer many times and then run the washer empty for a small load. It smells great.

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