Remove the sour smell from towels by washing them in hot water, using bleach, trying vinegar, and drying them using high heat. Hang the towels to dry them between uses, and remove them promptly from the washing machine a... More »

Add ½ cup of baking soda to a load of towels at the beginning of the wash cycle or during the rinse cycle to keep them smelling fresh. People who live in areas with hard water should increase the amount of baking soda to... More »

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Spoiled milk in the close confines of a vehicle is an unpleasant smell and resists many cleaning methods. Use vinegar, baking soda and coffee grounds to eliminate the odor and to keep your car smelling fresh. The process... More »

Laundry may smell sour when it is left in the washing machine for too long or when the washer is overfilled. Front-loading washing machines can also cause odors when mold and mildew are present inside the machine. More »

Wet towels typically smell bad because they have become a breeding ground for germs, mildew and mold. As these organisms grow in the warm, moist environment of a wet towel, they emanate a smell. This occurs especially wh... More »

The smell of sour milk can be removed using baking soda or a commercial deodorizing and sanitizing product. Removing all traces of milk is a necessary step to removing odor. More »

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Unless a clothes dryer is malfunctioning, towels generally do not develop a burnt smell from being dried too long. Clothing that smells burnt after drying is usually a result of the dryer's temperature setting being inco... More »