Why do my clothes still smell of B.O after being washed in cold water?

I use Dove deodorant twice a day.

How I wash:

I always use cold water.

I always do "large/super" loads at once.

I hang most of it to dry.

I use 1 cap full of tide.

I dont use downy fabric softener or anything like that.

Help? What is the problem? Will warm water help?

But wont that shrink items and cause colors to bleed?

Update:

Bleach will ruin my clothes; to the 3rd answerer.

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  • 8 years ago
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    Bacteria causes the problem.

    Don't worry. Try reducing the size of your loads so that more water can have a chance to do its bit. You should not cram in the things to be washed just only as much as enters easily.

    Now this will kill bacteria: In one quart of any temperature water ( I use cold) put and mix one half of a drinking glassful of not perfumed bleach (sodium hypo-chloride)into your wash water. When is very important.

    Your laundry has to be already wet with wash water. I usually let the program run for about 10 minutes. Then I shut the program. I open the tray where you see the water go in and pour the mixture in. I close the tray and reset the machine to start all over again. It adds a little more water by doing that but do not worrry.

    That is all that you have to do.

    You will note the difference.

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  • 8 years ago

    most likely the bacteria causing the body odor have not died and are still living on the clothes.

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