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    Question Trouble Getting Fleece to Wick

    Hello! I have two anti-pill fleeces and one blizzard fleece that I have washed at least 4 times each and they still aren't wicking properly. I don't use fabric softener or dryer sheets. What could I be doing wrong?

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    Re: Trouble Getting Fleece to Wick

    Are you using hot water? Strong detergent?

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    Re: Trouble Getting Fleece to Wick

    I am using warm water, and it’s just generic Walmart brand non scented detergent? Is that not strong enough? Should I be using hot water?

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    Re: Trouble Getting Fleece to Wick

    I've never used the Walmart brand of detergent but maybe you should try a stronger detergent and then use the hot water cycle in your machine. I've always used All Free & Clear and it works just fine for my piggie laundry. I do wash my fleece in only warm water but maybe your fleece is more heavily coated and needs to start out with the hottest water available. After the fleece gets broken in you might be able to switch to warm water.

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    Re: Trouble Getting Fleece to Wick

    Fleece is nearly indestructible, and neither hot water, strong detergent or bleach will do anything to it.

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    Re: Trouble Getting Fleece to Wick

    I soaked my fleece liners in diluted vinegar for about an hour (I put them in a bathtub, ran warm water, and dumped vinegar in), which did the trick for me.

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