Why do all my dark shirts have white streaks on them after being washed?
This has been happening for over a year. I wear a shirt, I wash it on cold, I dry it, I pull it out nice and clean, and then when I put it on it has white streaks up and down the left and right of the botton half of the shirt. It only happens to sort of dark clothes (black, navy, dark red, sage) and only to t-shirts. I am so sick of washing clothes twice. I have changed detergents twice (currently using Tide Pods); I have tried changing the amount of clothes in the washer; I have moved since the problem started, so it's not the washer or dryer... Someone HAS to have had the same problem. Please help me: what causes this, and how do I stop it for good???
- 18 gibbs 20Lv 74 months agoFavorite Answer
If it's clean when you pull it ou and streaks when you're wearing it, then you could be having the problem I do. If I'm not really careful when putting the shirt on, my deodorant from my underarms gets on the shirt and leaves white streaks ecactly where yours are.
- STEPHENLv 74 months ago
Try using liquid detergent. The white streaks are from washing powder that isn't dissolving properly.
- MarkLv 74 months ago
Are you using tap-cold water and a powdered detergent? If so, that might be why.
- CLv 74 months ago
When did you last deep clean your machine, as in run it empty with either a washing machine cleaner or washing soda on the hottest setting? If machines aren't periodically cleaned a film of body oils, other soiling and undissolved detergent can build up between the inner and outer drums, bits of which end up as streaks on laundry.
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- TexpersonLv 74 months ago
If you've altered everything in the washer, then you may be using a softening sheet in the dryer that is leaving residue. If the streaks wash out they are detergent, softener or softener sheet residue.
- Anonymous4 months ago
Its is do to your water. Too much calcium is build up. If you are on a well use a different type of softener salt. Get your water tested.