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The Halacha spoke if the cloth (witness) is baduk (verified as without spot) before the bedika, I never see a need for (or an halachical concept of) new cloth. See Shulchan Aruch Yore Dea 196, 6 For source Gemara Nidda 17a: Come and hear: And the people of the house of Monobaz did three things, and on account of these they were honourably mentioned: T.....


The simple answer is that inasmuch as the pre-bedikah washing is for the purpose of cleanliness as apposed to leisure, in is not a violation of the prohibition of "rechitzah".Rambam

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