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Nu Fresh, LLC

P.O.Box  272581 

Fort Collins, CO 80527




Need a Washing Machine Cleaner?

Front Load Washer Mold?

Smelly Washer?

We Have the Answers!

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You've discovered the “Smelly Washer Problem”!

Can't get the laundry into the dryer fast enough? Mildew smells from dryer or washing machine? 

Baby diaper rash, “big-baby” jock itch or other personal itching or rashes that come and go for no reason?

You have slimy bacteria or black mold on the door gasket of your washing machine?

The whole laundry room has a musty smell, not just the washing machine.

Mildew smelling bath or kitchen towels?

Dark mystery stains, spots, or smudges on dark colors after washing laundry?

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You can buy a common washing machine cleaner for washer smells and other problems.

But a lot of times they don’t work. And, you don't find out until a few loads of laundry are run.

Do you have time for that kind of stuff ?!

If not, try:

 TechnoFresh® !

Keep Your Washing Machine Clean or Your Money Back!

TechnoFresh® is Unique. It Keeps Mold, Fungus and Bacteria from Growing in the Machine in the First Place.

So, the Washer Stays Cleaner Week after Week!

TechnoFresh® is also an Extremely Effective Sport Wash.


To find out what is happening go to the Why the smell? page

For information on some common Shock Cleaning methods go to the Washing Machine Cleaner page

For information on our super effective vinegar, salt cleaning method go to the Home Recipe SuperShock page


For instructions to scrub gasket mold -- click the Gasket Mold button.

For info on controlling mysterious dark spots or smudges on dark color items after washing and drying -- click on the Mystery Spots button

For info on mildew smell in dryers click on the Mildew smell in Dryers button.

Standard (Old Style) Top Loader with these problems click on Standard Top Loaders button.

The rest of the site is just more information for you to use as needed.



TechnoFresh® is the high tech answer to the problems you have with your high tech HE front loading washing machine.

TechnoFresh® gasket cleaning and washer odor control eliminates the need to buy an expensive new washer because your machine is “hopelessly smelly and moldy” and other products haven’t worked.

TechnoFresh® works completely different from other products. Other products are shock treatments that require a separate shock load every month or so.

TechnoFresh® is a powder that is added to a few loads every week along with your detergent. It is not a separate shock treatment. You chose when and how much to use through the week. You are not forced to run an “emergency” shock because the smell exploded.

TechnoFresh® kills the mold, mildew and bacteria that grow in the machine so that they flush out of the machine naturally.

TechnoFresh® stays on the walls of the machine plumbing and continuously controls the mold and mildew. Shock treatments allow new growth and its contamination of the laundry between shocks. How smelly the machine and laundry get through the month depends on how well you time the shock treatments.

TechnoFresh® is different. It sanitizes the loads it is used in. Then it suppresses mold and mildew growth during the period of time between wash days.

TechnoFresh® is extremely cost effective. It is super concentrated - no fillers.

TechnoFresh® can be used with any detergent or laundry additive.

TechnoFresh® can be used with any fabric or water temp.

TechnoFresh® has no fragrance or scent oils. It works. It does not need perfume.

TechnoFresh® is safe for Septic Systems. No phosphates, nitrates, or chlorine.

TechnoFresh® can only be purchased online from this web site. This gives us national coverage and keeps the cost down.

The Claims:

TechnoFresh® is an improved formula of NuFresh laundry washer sanitizer / deodorizer that has been sold since Jan 2008.
#1    As with NuFresh, TechnoFresh® is guaranteed to get rid of the odor problems or you get your money back.

#2    But, unlike other products, TechnoFresh® will also clean and disinfect the slimy black mold on the door gasket too! TechnoFresh® will also help to keep it from coming back.

#3    Plus, TechnoFresh® will control the mystery black spots or smudges on dark clothes.

No matter what you have tried in the past, you really should use TechnoFresh® at least once before you buy a new machine or replace the door gasket because you cannot get the smell or mold to go away. TechnoFresh®  has saved a lot of people the cost of a new washer or door gasket replacement over the years.

The Story :

Many new, High Efficiency (HE), front loading clothes washing machines develop odors due to black mold, fungus, mildew and bacteria slime on the internal plumbing and door gasket. The  growth is the source of diaper rash, jock itch and other itching problems that seem to come and go for no particular reason. These nasties are also the cause of smelly wet towels, sour T-shirts and other clothes that smell after being used or worn for a short time. Sometimes the machine itself smells so bad the entire house is affected.

If you only do a few loads of laundry a week, there are days where the  washing machine just sits. The water that is left standing in the machine has  plenty of time to grow black mold, mildew, fungus and bacteria slime on the detergent residue left on the plumbing. This is called a biofilm because it is a mixture of a lot of organisms. If a machine is used a lot, the biofilm does not have much time to grow and can be flushed out before the odors become a problem. But that does not always happen. If the organisms do not get flushed out, they are transferred to your laundry and then the odor blooms after the laundry gets damp again with sweat or just humidity.

Some people have machines that smell and others have clothes that smell. In either case, there are nasties of some kind in the machine that are getting transferred to the laundry. The odor just shows up in different locations. It is also very common for the gasket to have a range of mold problems while the machine does not have odor issues. Every case is unique.

The Problem:

Until TechnoFresh
® came along, the only method of controlling laundry odor and rashes caused by the growth of mold, mildew, and bacteria slime in the washing machine were monthly shock treatments of various kinds. The shock treatments often fail to remove all the biofilm growth and detegent build up in the machine. This failure to completely clean the machine allows biofilm growth and odor to come back quickly after a shock treatment.

The growth return is exponential through time. The shock treatment may (seem to) clean the machine to start. The smell goes away. For about 7- 10 days or so, the smell is gone from the machine and laundry. Success!  For the next  7-10 days or so, the laundry starts to smell a little. The next 7-10 days the mold, mildew and bacteria slime is back and the machine smells and the laundry is back to to smelling like mildew. A week or so after that you get knocked back on your butt when you open the door. (No, really, I once was hit with a blast so foul I jumped back by reflex and almost crushed the dog. That is when the need for something that actually worked to control odor occurred to me)

The problem is that the growth explodes in the last part of the month so it can be difficult to time the next shock treatment. How infested the machine and laundry get through the month depends on how well you time the shock treatments. Even if you time things well, you still are getting some mold and mildew residue on clothes, sheets and diapers all through the month. Some loads have more mold and fungus residue on them than other loads. That is why the problem seems to come and go in a random manner for no reason. Random rashes and itching are very common. You’re not crazy. It is really happening! 

You can run shock treatments every week or two to try to stay ahead of the growth curve. But, that is a lot of trouble and can get expensive. And, you have to remember to do it.

TechnoFresh® is different. It sanitizes the load it is used in. Then it continuously suppresses growth during the period of time between wash days. Continued use as needed refreshes the TechnoFresh®  in the buildup of detergent. The biofilm is under control and the odor does not come back. It is the simple solution.

You must continue to use detergent and other additives that you are currently using to get the cleaning effect of the enzymes and other trick cleaning chemicals. But you must never use more than two TABLESPOONFUL of any liquid detergent.  The very limited amount of water used in HE machines requires a minimum amount of detergent. Use only enough to cover the bottom of the measuring cup cap from the detergent bottle. The marks are there to get you to use a lot of their super expensive detergent. You get the odor problem if you do.

A very little amount of water, a very little amount of detergent , and a very, very little amount of TechnoFresh® should end up returning washday to a sure thing again.   Read the site for all the details.

The Sales Pitch:

I am a retired chemical engineer that has spent more than 35 years supporting cleaning processes of all kinds. I created TechnoFresh  because none of the other methods worked for me. I was always forgetting to do the shock treatment. Or, I ran the shock treatment and it did not work that well. So, I came  up with a material combination that did work in my situation. It is easy to use and it keeps the biofilm growth and odor under control continuously.

Now that I have something that works really well, I decided  to offer it on the internets through this web site. I also decided to apply for a patent. Because... well... it pretty much always works.

That is why TechnoFresh® is unconditionally guaranteed to work or you get your money back.

The Options:

If you are having odor problems you may want to try the basic shock treatment methods first. We try to explain how all the different shock treatment methods work so you can make an informed choice. A lot of times these methods do not work all that well.

But, we also believe we have--

The Best Answer:

If you are blessed with a high tech, high efficiency, high cost clothes washer, and the other methods don't work ---

Or, you just want to be confident that the black mold and biofilm contamination is under continuous control ---

You will need to move up to a better, more effective method.... Just as I needed to.

That better, more effective method is TechnoFresh®

TechnoFresh® works in a completely different manner from the shock cleaning methods

Shock cleaning can work

TechnoFresh® is Guaranteed to work.

The Wrap Up:

TechnoFresh® is easy and convenient to use. You put a capful of TechnoFresh® into the dispenser on top of your regular detergent.  Or put it directly into the drum with the laundry.

Usually TechnoFresh® is used in one or two loads every few laundry days through the week to help control odors continuously. The actual amount will be greater until you get control of the machine.

I think you will probably want to try TechnoFresh® after you wash and dry and fold and put away a few loads of laundry ---- only to find out the mildew smell returned the first time you use a towel or wear a T-shirt because your regular shock treatment failed you.

Stop wondering if the laundry load will smell this time.

Rewashing is time consuming --be smart.


The Site:

This web site has many FAQ pages explaining

what is going on inside the machine,

where the smell is coming from, 



The site is meant for people clever enough to apply the information to their own situation.

The whole story is split into FAQs and is spread across a lot of pages in small chunks.

Read as much, or as little as you want to answer your questions.

The FAQs come from questions customers have asked over the years.

In the end, no matter which of the methods you decide to use--- You will be in control.

You will also know more about this problem than anyone else you know...

The Company:

Nu Fresh (that’s us) is a small, specialty company that helps people with clothes washer odor and mold problems with front loading machines that other products cannot solve. A lot of the information on this site came from solutions to questions asked by the community over the years. That is why the site has so many pages. We are all in this together. So, we swap ideas when we can.

Our philosophy is to be functional not fancy.

We tell you what is going on inside the washing machine. And, why the mold and mildew are growing there and causing the smells, rashes, itching and other problems in the first place.

We explain some of the ways to control odor that have been provided by the manufacturers and service people over the years. But in many situations these are not effective.

That is why we sell TechnoFresh®.


If you want to print out a page there is a Printer Friendly PDF button on the bottom of pages that are usually printed.

(If you want additional pages added let me know.)