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Oily smell on my clothes from the dryer

My husband is a pipefitter and they use some kind of oil on the pipes which gets on his clothes and when I wash and dry, the smell stays on his clothes as well as the rest of the clothes I wash (which I wash separtely from his). WHat can I do to get rid of the smell. I assume the smell stays on everything once the clothes are dried in the dryer. What can I do - it is driving me nuts. Thanks.

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