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    Fur on fleece clogging up washing machine.

    The girls fur gets stuck on the fleece and comes off during the wash causing the cloths that go in after that to get covered with fur. Is there anyway to stop that? I have tried putting the fleece in pillow cases but the fleece just comes out during the wash.

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    Re: Fur on fleece clogging up washing machine.

    You can get tight mesh laundry bags which will catch most of it. Or you can knot the end of the pillow case, or wind pony tail bands around the end of it.

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    Re: Fur on fleece clogging up washing machine.

    I use a mesh laundry bag designed for washing horse cloths like blankets and numnahs, so they're large enough to fit a lot of fleece in. Works just fine for me.

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    Re: Fur on fleece clogging up washing machine.

    @Princess_Piggie, those wonderful horse tack washing sacks are only available in the UK. At a reasonable cost, that is. We don't apparently have any such thing over here.

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    Re: Fur on fleece clogging up washing machine.

    @bpatters I just assumed since the one I got was linked to me by a US member (can't remember who) that it was readily available there too. You'd think in a country where riding is fairly popular some company would have jumped on the chance to market something like that.

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    Re: Fur on fleece clogging up washing machine.

    I would be concerned about the fleece not getting completely clean through a pillowcase or mesh bag. Is that not an issue?

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    Fur on fleece clogging up washing machine.

    Have you tried vacuuming or brushing the fleece off first? I've found that my rubber brush gets a lot of the hair off. After I wash the fleece I just take a swiffer cloth to the inside of my machine to get any stray hairs or bits of hay off the sides of the machine. I've not had any trouble with hair on my clothes after.
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    Re: Fur on fleece clogging up washing machine.

    I shake mine out really well, then use the rubber brush that barbaramudge is talking about.

    Then after the load is done, I vacuum the washing machine out.

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    Re: Fur on fleece clogging up washing machine.

    Quote Originally Posted by barbaramudge View Post
    Have you tried vacuuming or brushing the fleece off first? I've found that my rubber brush gets a lot of the hair off. After I wash the fleece I just take a swiffer cloth to the inside of my machine to get any stray hairs or bits of hay off the sides of the machine. I've not had any trouble with hair on my clothes after.
    I do but it dosnt get everything out. I found this on amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Ikea-Pressa-Wa.../dp/B00O7YRI7S do you think it would work?

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    Re: Fur on fleece clogging up washing machine.

    It gets cleaned perfectly fine in a pillowcase or mesh bag. Sometimes you'll have a little ball of hay to throw away, but the water and the soap are what cleans the fleece, and it goes through the sack the same as it does through anything else you wash.

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    Re: Fur on fleece clogging up washing machine.

    I shake mine off a little then use a lint roller on it for a few minutes to get a lot of the hair off.

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