How to get my whites clothes white in a front loading machine?

Jerrene Randall
by Jerrene Randall
white clothes remain grey and dingy dispute using proper detergent, oxyclean and bleach.
  12 answers
  • Kim Smith Kim Smith on Jan 25, 2014
    I always use oxy powder,allow it to dissolve well,skip the bleach.
  • Julie Moyna Julie Moyna on Jan 26, 2014
    Buy the new top loader. 8 years of dingy was enough for me. Got the samsung. Ah to be able to soak clothes again!!!
  • MikkiGirl MikkiGirl on Jan 26, 2014
    Add epsom salts to the rinse.
  • Carrie Carrie on Jan 26, 2014
    Works better if you use hot water.
  • Joan Gondeck Joan Gondeck on Jan 26, 2014
    I have a fairly new Maytag front loader and have no problem with whites. I always use hot water and about 1/3 cup Clorox. I use cold water for everything else.
  • Mary Davin Mary Davin on Jan 26, 2014
    Have you tried soaking greyed whites in white vinegar and hot water if all cottons, followed by washing with detergent? If polyesters - some polyester stains are forever no matter what you do.
  • Melissa Gutilla Melissa Gutilla on Jan 26, 2014
    I agree with Julie. I spent a small fortune on a new front loader washer and dryer set- Hated it! Sold it less than a year later and went right back to a top loader! Love soaking my whites overnight. But I still sometimes have problems getting all my husbands t shirts clean from work. What does the epsom salts do? I always have them on hand and have used them for many things but never the laundry. Just curious!
  • Lorri Lorri on Jan 27, 2014
    I buy the Tide Pods that are made to brighten whites. I have many things that can't be bleached, but are white.
  • Joan Joan on Jan 27, 2014
    Frequently I add baking soda (mix it with water to dilute) to my front loader. It really does seem to help whiten whites and brighten the other clothes. And, it's fairly cheap.
  • Susan F Susan F on Jan 29, 2014
    I always use Borax and it helps a lot ...
  • Barbara Rodts Barbara Rodts on Jan 30, 2014
    Jerrene, I believe whites will gray and/or yellow over time regardless of what type of machine that you use. I currently have a front load machine, and, when washing cottons, bed linen, etc., I use the white cycle on the machine and set it for a longer cycle time. In addition, when I notice graying or yellowing of whites., I fall back on my old time rescue, use bluing, well diluted, of course, before adding to the machine cycle.
  • Karon Nelson Roberts Karon Nelson Roberts on Jan 31, 2014
    Lemon juice. About 1/4-1/2 cup in hot water.