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Why to some towels smell like mildew after being washed and dried?

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Several possibilities. If you have a high efficiency washing machine it needs a cleaning wash cycle once a mth at least. Wash towells with hot water,and always use fabric softener/dryer sheets.

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Well look at you.... Does laundry ( good) too! ; )))
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Lol, why yes I do!:)...i cook, clean, do laundry...dont all men!??...gotta have nice smelling towells!! Nothin worse than a stinky towell when your fresh out of the shower:(
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I think this because they are not line dried after use and this makes the moisture to accumulate causing the growth of mildew. You can eliminate such smell by washing the towels using vinegar and then rinse them well and line dry them after removing from the drier.

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If at all possible, line dry towels. They will smell like fresh air and sunshine instead of mildew or stale air from dryer. The only time I use my dryer is if it is raining and I can't hang my clothes and other items outside.

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Try hanging them indoors

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