Happiness didn't describe it. I bought a stunning deep red throw for my front room in a local second hand shop, for just a few euros. It looked like new and the deep colour was incredible. I was over the moon with my bargain purchase.
Now, I always wash anything I buy in second hand shops before I use them, and this was no exception. I put it into my LG super duper top of the range direct drive silent motor front loading washing machine, with some decent washing liquid and a little softener... I put it on the wool wash.
45 minutes later I heard the musical tune that the machine sings when its completed a wash, and went to unload the throw, ready to dry it.
O. M. G. When I opened the door everything was RED. Not only was everything stained red (the glass door and inner grey rubber seal), but there were a million bits of red fluff EVERYWHERE in the machine. And I mean everywhere. Inside the seal, behind the seal rubber, in every hole in the stainless drum and everywhere else
Every slight touch and another million deep red fluffy bits floated everywhere.
I'm am now going to attack it with the hand hoover.... but how to get the bits out behind the seal I have no idea
By the way, I threw the throw in the bin.