How to Clean Your Bauerfeind GenuTrain Knee Brace

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Bauerfeind GenuTrain: Washing & Product Care

The GenuTrain knee brace by Bauerfeind is our most popular product. It is made in a soft, breathable 3D knit for optimal comfort. Proper washing and air-drying of your Bauerfeind GenuTrain prolongs its life and allows it to maintain its original fit. If you are noticing that your GenuTrain is starting to slip down when you wear it, it is time for a wash. Read for more tips.

Hand wash or machine wash?

For best care practices, hand washing is recommended to ensure the longevity of your Bauerfeind knee brace.  The sewn-in label of the brace has washing instructions as well as the product name, size, manufacturer and CE mark.

Tip: Never turn your GenuTrain inside out – it will damage the support over time.

Can the GenuTrain be put in the dryer?

Leave the knee brace to air dry on a flat surface. Keep away it from any heat sources, such as dryers, or radiators.

Caution: Heat can damage the elastic fibers in the GenuTrain and/or cause delamination of its components.

Hand Washing Instructions:

Time needed (not including drying time): 15 minutes.

Regularly washing your Bauerfeind GenuTrain by hand is an simple way to help the knit support maintain its elasticity and original fit. All you need is warm water in a sink, mild detergent and a flat surface to air dry the product.

  1. Water & Detergent

    Add warm water (30 °C) to a sink, tub or basin, mix a small amount of mild liquid detergent.  Do not use detergents that contain bleach, stain removers, optical brighteners or fabric softener.

  2. Soak

    Submerge the brace into the soapy water and let sit for 10 minutes.

  3. Gently Wash

    Carefully wash the brace by moving it with your hands and gently kneading the material to remove any dirt or debris.
    Tip: If your GenuTrain contains a silicone non-slip band, use a soft cloth to gently wipe the silicone to remove any dead skin cells.

  4. Rinse

    Rinse several times with water, and gently squeeze to remove soap, but don’t wring the brace out. 

  5. Remove water

    Remove as much water as possible once rinse is clear of soap. Don’t wring the brace out.
    Tip: You can place the GenuTrain between two towels to press out excess water. Do not wring.

  6. Dry

    Leave the brace to dry on a flat surface. Keep away from heat sources, such as radiators or heaters. Heat can damage the knitted fabric and/or cause delamination.

Washing Machine Instructions:

  1. Prepare: Wash separately from other clothes and place inside a mesh delicate bag.
  2. Detergent: Use mild liquid laundry detergent with no additives. Do not use bleach, fabric softener or Woolite.
  3. Wash: Machine wash at 30 °C on the gentle or delicate cycle.  The spin cycle should only reach a maximum of 500 revolutions per minute.  Do not use at a higher speed as this can damage the brace.
  4. Dry: Leave the brace to dry on a flat surface. Keep away from heat sources, such as radiators or heaters. Heat can damage the knitted fabric and/or cause delamination.

Proper washing and drying will help your knit support maintain its elasticity and original fit.

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