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    Hi all,
    Our dogs sleep inside on a doona that is beginning to smell. We hang it out side during nice days and shake it a lot but it is really starting to get a smell going, was wondering how and where you would clean your dogs Manchester.
    I'm assuming that the local coin laundry wouldn't want it in their machines, I know I don't really want it in mine.

    Cheers.

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    I doubt if the local coin laundry would know. I fill my laundry tubs and give it a good pounding by hand in there. Not as good as a washing machine but I dont like my dogs bedding in mine either. Too much hair and whatever else that I dont want mingling with my smalls. Actually I have only just replaced my old washing machine because I have to handfill it. But I have a big laundry so will keep it for the dogs bedding untill it finally gives up which is fab, despite the need to handfill.

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    I throw mine in the machine. I clean the filters after as they fill with hair, and then I put my machine on a 'tub clean' cycle. It's a new machine, I've never had one that has a self-clean cycle before, but it works and I'm loving it!

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    Cheers.
    I have thought about doing it in ours. We don't have a self clean but it does have a medical wash which is at 95degrees which I'm sure would deal with the smell. We have also thought of finding a real cheep 2nd hand machine off eBay for dog stuff. Might give the laundry trough a quick go then coin laundry.

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    Because of where I live there is so much grit, dust, grass seeds etc and several dogs are heavy shedders that there is no way the bedding is going in my brand new machine. I suspect it would shorten its life. When my old machine gives up I also think I will look for a cheap machine for the dog bedding.

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    The Oh's work socks smell worse than any dog bedding.
    The dog load is separate (due to hairs) but hot water and
    a good amount of detergent ensures that they come out with
    no smell at all. Line dry in the sun.

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    I never have an issue with how dirty the stuff I put in my washing machine is. That's what they're for. I live with a young bedwetter, so am used to smelly washing. I wash it on white cotton cycle, with a prewash. If you don't have a prewash option, do a rinse cycle first, then the longest cycle with detergent and nappysan. I occasionally set it to 95 degrees if I have very dirty kitchen towels, etc but usually 60 is enough.

    The filter will catch all the hair and the dirt. And if your machine gets left dirty after a wash, I wouldn't trust it to get my washing clean!

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    I too throw it in the wash..separately though.

    I have human blankets that are too big for mine and they go in the bath and I wash and rinse them treading on them with my (clean) feet, up and down, often to music. Hubby and I wring them one each end and twisting them (run out with them in a dripping basket), then they go on the line. Much easier on the hands and wrists.

    I also wash floors with a warm wet towel..a foot each side and shuffle around, toes get into corners well. This also saves my back.
    I have some microfibre slippers from magna mail for the dog hair in bathrooms..they look like dreadlocks and I then slip them off and whack them against a verandah post outside. The vacumme takes care of residual I "sweep" onto the carpet.
    Last edited by Di_dee1; 08-24-2013 at 02:43 PM.

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    Seriously hairy covers from doggy blankets etc. I wash inside an old duvetcover I keep for that purpose only. All the hair stays inside and can easily be shaken out. It may not get rid of 100% of the hair but that way it doesn't clog up our washing machine.

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    Now THAT is brilliant.

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