Why do towels smell even after washing? If a towel continues to have a smell, it means that bacteria are still in your machine or on your towel. Run the washing machine again with bleach, or wash the towel a second time to remove the stubborn bacteria.
Why can’t I get my towels to smell fresh? Essentially your smelly towel issue is likely a result of one of the following issues– either you’re not allowing the towel to fully dry when it’s wet, you’ve got quite a buildup of detergent and/or fabric softener in your towels, or you’re leaving towels in your dryer for too long and humidity that comes in through
Will vinegar take the smell out of towels? So when you notice a musty or sour smell in your towels or they lose softness and absorbency, Forté recommends adding one cup of distilled white vinegar during the final rinse (for a standard top-load washer that fills with water) to remove the odor.
How do you get the sour smell out of towels? Just add one cup of white vinegar to a load and wash your towels with no detergent or bleach in warm or hot water. If you notice that your towels still have a smell after using this hack, you can combine both hacks by first washing your stinky towels with vinegar, then running another load with the baking soda.