contents
Agitator
ApplianceRegistration
26
2
BleachDispenser
CareofWasher
2:
ControlsSettingGuide
CycleSettingsDetergentsand
OtherAdditives
Energy-SavingTips
FabricSoftenerDispenser
Filter-FloPan
HardWater
LimestoneDeposits
Loading
J
Mini-BasketTM
Tub
Mini-QuickCycle
Modeland SerialNumbers
Moving& VacationTips
OperatingtheWasher
Pre-Treating
ProblemSolver
RepairService
SafetyInstructions
SortingClothes
—
Stains
StainRemovalGuide
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3
13,17
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userhlaintenanc e~nstructions26
BackCover
Warranty
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b.
.
you...
Beforeusingywr washer9
madthis book4xm?fuIly.
It is intendedto helpyouoperate
andmaintainyournewwasher
properly.
Keepit handyforanswersto your
questions.
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t
Vv’itedowntheIrnodd
am.i
saw
nmwwii.
You’llfindthemona Iabe!onthe
Iowerleftsidenearthefront.
Thesenumbersarealsoonthe
ConsumerProductOwnership
RegistrationCardthatcamewith
yourwasher.Beforesendinginthis
card, pleasewritethesenumbers
here:
If youdon’tunderstandsomething
or needmorehelp,write(include
yourphonenumber):,
ConsumerAffairs
GeneralElectricCompany
AppliancePark
Louisville,KY40225
SerialNumber
If you receiveda
damagedwasher...
Usethesenumbersinany
correspondenceor servicecalls
concerningyourwasher.
Immediatelycontactthe dealer
(or builder)thatsoldyou”the
washer.
sav$?time
Beforeyourequestservice...
checktheProblemSolveron
pages20-25.It listscausesof minor
operatingproblemsthatyoucan
correctyourself.
ModelNumber
ToobtainHispanicversionof
thisbook,call
TheGEAnswerCente&
800.626.2000
consumerinformationservice.
Toll-free.
Paraobtenerla versi6nen
espaiiolde&temanual,
lkunegratisa
TheGEAnswerCenter?
serviciode informacibn
parael consumidor,
telifono800.626.2000.
Allwashinginstructiontermsin thisbookconformtotheCareLabeling
RuleestablishedbytheFederalTradeCommission,January 1984.
2
o
–htiorstorevukm~~wili not
below
f-tigore~~~~thew~ther.
-
–Connect to aproperlyrated,
~ protectedandsizedpowersupply
circuitto avoidelectricaloverload.
–Connectto adequateplumbing
anddrainfacilitiesasdescribedin
theInstallationInstructions.
s ~rn ~ffwaterfau~~~when
thewasher~snotin usetorelieve
pressuretmhosesandvalves,andto
minimizeleakageif a hoseor valve
shouldbreakor rupture.
yourwaterhe@er~n~the
gascan
aecumulatein the waterheater
andkwaterpipfihot~ter~
“
notbeenusedforaperiodcd!two
weeksorlongere
UNDER
$$0to
THESE(XR
pnventthepOssibfitYOf~~~%e
hot
waterfortwoweeksormorey
or
a refk!enceinwhichthe
hot
maynothave
turnon
allhot
‘2
e Keepde flooraroundyour
appliancescleananddrytoreduce
thepossibilityofs~ipping. ~
eT~
minimizethepossibility
ofelectricshock,unplugthis
appliancefromthepowersupply
beforeatternptingan~maintenance
or cleaning(excepttheremovaland
ckaningofthelintfilter).
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——
-–
Ws$sr
E=xa
--—.
~
.
~m: Ttwningt.hecycle
Selector
knobtoanOFFpositiondoes~~
disconnecttheapp~kmcefiomtie
Powersupply.
e w@ h~m~ with controls.
e ~~ notOp~& thisappliance
ifit is damaged,malfunctioning,
partiallydisassembled,or has
missingor brokenparts,including
adamagcxicordor plug.
* ~evercli~bonorstandontk
Washel’
top.
-——-
“-‘
,:
to
*
rr= rwh?
reducetheriskoffire, electricshock,or in.uryto persons,
readtheIMPORTANTSAFETYINSTRI.JCFIONS
beforeoperatingthisappliance.
4=
JLIJ
ccl-o
WASH
m
14EAVV
QLJ7V
- LARGE
VARIABLE WATER LEVEL
CAPACITY
2 SPEED
AU1OMATIC EXTRA RINSE
- OFF
SIAIN WASH
=*
“2;*
ST*lt,tOA:p~%~u~
Url
TEMPERATURE
::[Q.,,,,ET*
I
v~4~
@Sort clothescarefidlybyfabric
type, weight,colorandamountof
soilaccordingto instructionson
page H.
~Removel?ilter-Flo@
panand
Mini-BasketT”
tub. The underside
of the lid is a goodplacetoputthe
pan whileloadingor unloading
clothes.
Do 120tuscMini-Baskettubwhen
washingregularIoads.You’llfind
completedetailson howandwhen
to use the Mini-Baskettub
on page 9.
a Load C]o(hcsintothe wash
basket, king caref%i not to overload.
Ciolhesshouldbebelowtheretaining
rino S& aw L? for rnorc loading
,
(f&-j
f
*
inf&mati&lb
.
A.
v
5MAU
REGULAR CYCLES
“
@PositionFilter-Flopan on
agitatorandaddmeasuredamount
of detergent.Seepages13through
17forinformationon detergents
andotherlaundryadditives.
N~E: Do notusetheFilter-Flo
pan as a washbasket.Do notput
anyitemsto be washedin the
Filter-Flopan.
~ Seepage8 for informationon
howto useBleachandFabric
SofienerDispensers.For
informationon bleachesand fabric
softeners,see page 17.
~Closelid, washerwillfillbut not
agitateor spinwithlid open.
the
Use theControlsSettingGuideon
pages6 and 7 to helpyoumakethe
properselections.
SelectWash/SpinSpeed.
$SelectWasha~d~inse
Temperature.
10
3
WASH
1 n
wit KNQB 10 STAR1 . PUSH 10 S!OP
MINI.QUICK
CYCLE i
1
SelectWaterLevel.
SMALL:Washeris lessthn 1/3
fullof clothes.
MEDKJM:Between1/3and 1/2full. ~
LARGE:Between1/2and2/3 full.
EXTRALARGE:Over2/3 full.
MINI-BASKET:Seeinstructions
on page9.
If youwishto increaselevelafler
you’vemadea selection,turn knob
to “RESET”and selectnewlevel.
@SelectExtraRinse, if desired.
Turningcontrolto “YES” will
providea seconddeep rinse in the
RegularCycle.If no ExtraRinseis
desired,turn controlto “NO”
&
~
—
to
.
FWGW-JWcYa.xs––
Providelongerwashtimeformost
cottons,linens,workandplay
clothes.“ExtraRinse”canbe
selectedif desired.
PC)LYESTER
KNI’RlCYCLE–
A combinationofagitationand
soakformoreeffectivepoiyest~r
knitslaundering+
Plusanextended
cool-downsprayrinseISprovided
to minimizethesettingofwrinkles.
t
ET
SPIN
@ PullCycleS~l~~~~~~~b~~~
to startthe washer.If youwishto
changesettingafterwasherhas
started,pushCycleSelectorKnob
into stopthewasherand resetto
thenewposition.Settingcanbe
changedat anytime.
%
PERMPRESSCYCLE–
Anextendedcool-downsprayrinse
is providedto minimizethesetting
ofwrinkles.
0.
WASH
I
Q
WASH
REGULAR CYCLES
MINI-QUICKCYCLE–
For small,lightlysoiledloadsyou
needin a hurry.UsewithMINIBASKETtub o~y.
Fi#i%Er.
E%TazK”
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~—
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——.—
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—
-—
.
-–-
PERM PRESS
‘1“N’-wd
w.-y—
Es&=k
SOAKSET’TINc+–
Use withmostsoakingaidsto
loosenembeddedsoilsand stains.
inEd setting
Cyck?
selector
Settings
wash
Soak
l?egular
wash
spin
3to 17
Rinse
spin
2nci Fh3e
Spin
31/~
-l-owl
mm
Soak
Penn.PmSS
polyester
Knits
MirtW’Wick
OFF EXTRA RINSE
4
z%
31/~
7
2
7
5 to 8
2
31/~
21/2
31/*
3
3
41/..
2
2
21/*
4%?
f/EGULAR
CYCLES
3
WASH
*2
‘7
22 to 36
*35 to 49
‘0
21to 24
15
25
+\wm “Extra Rinse”controlis turnedto “YES:’
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speed
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~Ternp$mmm?
CottonsandLinens
White/Colorfast
Bright/Non-colorfast
Ncmnal
Normal
1 Hotor Warm
Warmor Cold
WorkClothes
Heavysoil
Normal
Hot
RegularCycle
Averagesoil
Normal
Hotor Warm
RegularCycJe
10minutesforsmallloads,
17minutesfora!lotherloads
14minutes
PermanentPress,TreatedCottons,
BlendswithCottons
Heavyor oilysoil
Averageor lightsoil
Normal
Normal
Hot
Warm
PennPressCycle
PermPressCycle
3 minutes
5 to 8 minutes
Synthetics-Polyester,Nylon,
AcrylicKnitsandWovenFabrics
Sturdy
Deiicates
Normal
Gentle
Warm
Warm
PolyesterKnitsCycle
PolyesterKnitsCycle
Setat StartWash.
Setat StartWashe
Silks,Wools;Blendsof Silk
andWool
Gentle
Warm
PolyesterKnitsCycle
Setat StartWash.
RayonandAcetate
Gentle
Warm
PoIyesterKnitsCycle
Setat StartWash.
Down-filledgarments,if machine
washingis recommended
Gentle
Warm
PermPressCycle
8 minutes
I
Cydt?
cycle setting
—
ReguhirCycle
RegularCycle
10Jninute$
10minutes
———
~“
.
BabyClothes—Sturdy,
suchas
Diapers,Nightgowns,Shirts,Pads,
Sheets,ReceivingBlankets,
CoveraIls
Normal
Hot
RegularCycle
10to 17minutes,depending
on amountofsoil
BabyClothes—Delicate
Sentle
Warm
PolyesterKnitsCycle
Setat StartWash.
Blankets-Wool,Part-Wool,
Cotton
i min.soakthe
~ormal
Warm
RegularCycle
10minutes
Blankets—Synthetic,
Electric
imin.soakthe
~ormal
Warm
RegularCycle
10minutes
‘&rtains–DO NOTMACHHUE
WASHFIBERGLASS
Gentle
Hotor Warm
PermPressCycle
8minutes
ChenilleBedspreads,Robes**
Gentle
Hotor Warm
PermPressCycle
8minutes
Slipcovers,Draperies,BathMats
and Rugs**
Normal
Hotor Warm
RegularCycle
14minutes
Denims(especiallyIndigoBlue
Jcmns)andotherfabricsthtitbleed
Normal
Coldor Warm
RegularCycle
14minutes
‘.
—.—.——
RUMXX-CXXM
Itcms,Laminated
Fabrics, Viny],Plas~icsandArticles
withPlasticTrim
Gentle
Warm
PolyesterKnitsCycle
Setat StartWash.
\
{.
Warm
PermPressCycie
8 minutes
~$chtxk size. SOnMslipcovers,cir~pcricxnndbedspreadsmaybe too largeforautomatichome-sizewasher.
cm-e
L4ak?k%
R&w to Garment
inform~iticn
onczrelabeling,sendfix “Whal’s?+icw
AboutCARE1.J4}lfi~$I”
i>rintin~
Oflicc.Washingt{m,
D.C.20402.
ForsalebytheSuperintemicnt
ofDocurncnts,U.S.Government
—For more
special
Elklch
———
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———
——
on
Ifcolorfaslis unusuallysoiled, use hot water. [Jscnwxirnumdctcrgcnlrccmnnx!ndc~i
page15.
————
,—.——
Liquidchlorinetype.
Non-chlorine type.
Whiteor colorfast,liquidchlorinetype.
Non-colorfast,lion-chlorinetype.
Usemaximumdelcrgentrecommendedinguideonptige15.
Whiteor colorfast,liquidchlorinetype.
Non-colorfast,non-chlorinetype.
Smallloadsreducewrinkling.Usemaximumdetergentrecommendedinguideonpage15.
Whiteor colorfast,liquidchlorinetype.
Non-colorfast,non-chlorinetype.
If unusuallysoiled,usehotwater.Usemaximumdetergentrecommendedinguideon
page15.Smallloadsreducewrinkling.
No bleach
Washonlyif recommendedbythegarmentmanufacturer.Followinstructionscarefully.
Seldomneeded.If needed,useonly
non-chlorinetype.
Washinyourwasheronlyif recommendedbythegarmentmanufacturer.
Nobleach
Washfrequentlytofluffupthedownandretainthegarment’swarmth.Washseparately.Wet
down gives off an odorwhichmaybeabsorbedbyothergarments.Odordisappears when
garmentis dry.Treatheavilysoiledareaswithliquiddetergentor pastemadeofwaterand
granulardetergent.Closezippers.Wash2 or 3 at a timeor addtowelstobalance.
GARMENTMUSTBETUMBLEDRIED.
Whiteor colorfast,liquidchlorinetype.
Youmayprefertousea mildtypedetergent.Dobabyclothesseparately.Pretreatspots.
Rinsediapers,nightgowns,padsandsheetsafteruse.Keepdiapersina coversdpailofcold
waterand-conditioning
agentlikeBorateembrand.
Non-chlorinetype.
Youmayprefertousea mildtypedetergent.Dohand-knitgarmentsbyhandor in
Mini-Baskettub. Seepage9.
No bleach
Fillwasher,adddetergent,allowto dissolvebeforeaddingblanket.Do oneblanketat a time.
Pretreatheavilysoiledspotswithliquiddetergent.
N()bleach
Onelectricblanket,sewa strongpieceofclothoverplugto protectblanketandwasherfrom
damage.Do oneb]anketat a time.Pretreatheavilysoiledspotswithliquiddetergent.
Whi(cor colorfast,liquidchlorinetype.
Vacuumout loosedirtbeforewashing.
)
—
—
Whiteor colorfast,liquidchlorinetype.
White{Jr~OlOrfils[,
liquidchlorinetype.
.-—
Nobleach
Ifunusual]ysoiled,use NormalWash/SpillSpeed.
Washonly2 or 3 rugsor matsat onetime. Shakebeforewashingto removeexcessdill.
For new“indigoblue”jeans, washat least 3 timesinverysmallloadswithfullwaterfill.
anlpieroomto moveto avoidwhitelinesat creases.Maydiscolorplastic,washel.
narts.Subscqucl~t
washingswill reducediscolorations,but willprobablyneverclimmatcit.
~’hes[aincdpartswill notdis$olorsubsequentwashingloads.
J~:~nS need
Tumbleon FLUFF(NoHeat).
.......
.N()hltx’h
.-” ——
——
ot.diilixnt materials—dacron, fiber,foam,polyester,naturalfeathersand
‘carelabelsmustbefollowm’
d~~~~’il.
Manypillowscanbc nmchincwashed,butinani~factulzrs
mr<fiill::If washingis recommended,checkpillowsfor weakseamsor holesandmendto
prm’cmMcaprof fcadwrsor filling.Fill washer,adddetergentandagitateforseveralminutes
to Jissolw detergmt. AcMtwopillowsat a timeto balanceload,use extralargewaterlevel.
——
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‘P=macie
,-;
I
r — ‘“‘“7
OFF %1
———.
EXTRA RINSE
REGULAR CYCLES
@Usethisdispenserwithliquid
bleachonly.If youprefertouse
powderedbleach,pourit intothe
l?ilter-Flopanor washbasketalong
withyourdetergent.Do notput
powderedbletichintothebleach
dispenser.
@Measurebleachcarefully.Here
are somerecommendedamounts:
LARGEWATERLEVEL—1?4
CUp
(310ml) liquid
SMALLWATERLEVEL–213CUp
(170ml) liquid
MINI-BASKETtub—1/4CUP
(60ml) liquid
@Pourmeasuredamountofliquid
bleachdirectlyintobleachdispenser.
e DOIBOtoverfiij
orallowdispenser
to overfIow.Avoidsplashing.
Undilutedbleachcan cause fabric
damage.
@Never’pour
hpid
bleachdirectiy ontoclothesor
into
the wash basket or Mini”
Baskettllb.
~PositiontheFabricSoftener ..
Dispenseron the l?iher-Flopan,
@Pourmanufacturer’s
recommended
amountoffabricsoftenerintoa
standardmeasuringcup.
@Addenoughwaterto fillthecup
1/2full.
@Pourthedilutedsofienerintothe
dispenser.
@Thefabricsoftenerwill
automaticallybe dispensedat the
propertime.
@Do notstopthe washerduring
the firstspin. Thiswillcausethe
dispenserto emptytoosoon.
WhenusingFabricSoftener
Dispenserwiththe Mini-Basket
tub, use one (1)teaspoon(5 ml)of
concentratedsofteneror one (1)
tablespoon(15ml) ofdiluted
softener.
e EMnotuse the FabricSoftener
Dispenserwiththe soak setting
or the
Cycle.
WASH
J
~~LS~A~?’
settingtemperature
will
automaticallybecold.
~If a hot soakisdesired,setthe
WASI-URINSE
TEMPERATURE
switchto “H~/WARM” andturn
theCycleSelectorKnobto “17
min.”in the RegularCycle.Start
thewasher.Afterwasherfillsand
beginsto agitate,pushin theCycle
SelectorKnobandturn to “START
SOAKYPullouttheCycleSelector
Knobto completethecycle.
@Foran-extendedsoakallowthe
washerto fill andagitatefor a few
minutesto dissolvethe soaking
agent.Thenpushin the Cycle
SelectorKnobto stopthe washer
(keeplid closed)and allowto soak
foras longas desired.Afterdesired
soakperiod,pulloutthe Cycle
SelectorKnobto completethecycle.
~ Do notuse the FabricSoftemDispenseror theMini-Baskettub
withthe SoakSetting.
_
~
.
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,—-—....—
-.—...—.
..—-.———.
~
-
8. Close lid and W controlsas
tub, designed
‘Me
S(lllows:
forsmallRoadsofregdme fhbrics
‘ or delicate
CWl
h? W2dlwith my cycleexceptthe
SOAKsetting.
Ml
wash
@$mallMAIsof regularfabrics
(upto2fi pounds).
@Deiieateloadssuchas lingerie,
mntYhose,girdles,blouses,sweaters,
socl&,shirt; babyclothesandother
small,delicatehand-washables.
~Stuffedtoys.
~Tennisshoes.
&
—
How to wash a small
bad
fabrics or
delicate
L RemoveFilter-Flopan.
4. Afterloadingclothesinthe
Mini-Baskettub,be sureto replace
the Filter-l?lopan. Thepanserves
as a lid to keeptheclothesin the Cj
Mini-Baskettub.
5. Put 1/4to 1/3CUp(60to 80 ml)
detergentintoFilter-Flopan.
6. AddMeaeh,if desired.Measure
carefullyandpourrecommended
amountof liquidbleach—1/4
cup
(60ml)–directly intothebleach
dispenser.Seepage8 fordispenser
instructions.
i
I
SMAI.1
-Set WaterLevelto “MINI13ASKET”
position.
–Select desiredWash/SpinSpeed
andWash/RinseTemperature.See
page4.
% PullCycleSelkctorknoboutto
start washer.
How toUt$ethe
The IWNI-QWC~ cycleis a
7. Add fabric softener,if desired
2. PlaceMini-Basket
tubon agitator.
Pulltheagitatortowardthe frontof
themachineforeasierinstallation
and rcmowdof Mini-Bask~ttub.
3. Loadclothesin Mini-Basket tub.
Seepage 11fbrsortinghelp.
.
(butnotin the MINI-QUICKcycle
describedat right).Pour 1teaspoon
(5 ml) of concentratedsofteneror
1tablespoon(15ml) of diluted
softenerintoFabricSoftener
Dispenseron Filter-Flopan. See
page8 fordispenserinstructions.
forW5eOf’the
@Do not use the FabricSoftener
@The Mini-B:lskcttubcan beused
Dispenserwith
the MINI-QUICK
with anycycleexceptthe SOAK
cycle.The
cycleis
too shortfor
sct[ing.Whenusingthe MIN1pl”op~r
dispensingof
the softener.
QIJIClf cycle,the Mini-Basket
~ Whenwashingstockhlgs,panty
tuh Sh(lilld k used.
hoseand
other easilytangled
&NfKX
i~l theregular
o D{}not~%1[1~~1
itms,
always
handleseparately.
washMM when using the. h8iniTominimizetangling,the
use of a
Bx+kcttub. Them will not be
net
kmndrybag
is
recommended.
cnoughwiltel-ill~~~~
l-eg~~~:~~”
b;~~k@
and Clofhcsdamiigccouldresult.
.————
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e
{7
START
%
iK!m-
cycle
shortcycleintendedto wash
smallbmis d lightlysoikd
ClothesyouEM@
in 23hurry.
Becausethis cycleis a shortonefor
smallloads,theMini-Baskettub
shouldbeusedforsatisfacto~results.
L I?oI1ow
all the stepsaboveand at
leftexceptfor cycleselection.
—
=–.
--
WASH
y
F
MINI-QUICK
CYCLE
2. Pushthe CycleSelectorknob in
andturn it clockwiseto the NIINIQUICKcycle.
3. Pullthe CycleSelectorknobout
to startthe washer.
Em&–
—–.
Wts$A
Hyourck]thesandhouseholditems
dtin’tlookcleanandfreshafter
wasi~ing,
youwillprobablyre--wash
them...andthatmeansyou’llwaste
energy.Rememberto sortyour
clothescarefully,andloadthem
properly,selectcorrectcycles,use
enoughdetergentand choosea
watertemperaturewarm enoughto
releaseand get rid of soil.
~UseHotWash—wto 150°F.—on
a regularbasis only”when washing
heavilysoiledarticles-such as
workandplayclothes.
@Undernormalsoilconditions,
washin waterabove80CF.(Z7°C.).
Thisgenerallymeansusingthe
WarmIVashtemperaturesetting
on yourwasher—temperatures
approximately90°to HOOl?.
or
handcomfortable.If younotice
thatsoilhas accumulatedafter
severalconsecutivewashings,use
HotWashoccasionally,if safe
for fabrics.
~Tryto washlessoften.Save
articlesof the sametypeof fabric
untilyouhavea fullload.
@If youmustwashsmallerloads,
adjustthe amountof water.Small
loadsshouldhavelowerwaterIeveIs.
@Washin off-peakutilityhours.
Yourlocalutilitycan tellyouwhich
are the off-peakhours.
@UscNormalSpinSpeedto remove
morewaterand helplessendrying
time.The dryer wiHremoveany
wrinklescausedbythe Nom~alSpin.
@Useyour Mini-BasketT~’
tubfor
verysmallloads.It uses lesswater
thanthe smallwaterlevelin thebig
tub on this washer.Youwillalso
saveon detergentand energy.
.
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sortby soil
w.Tw--
St3pi3r
Separat
from
from
w
—
—
w
from
LINTPRODUCER$———
Suchas
terry towelingandchenille—give
up lint.
LINT COLLE~RS— suchas
man-madefibersandnapped
fabricslikevelveteenandcorduroy
—attractlint. Thesemustbe
washedseparately.
Formm infonnati~~m lint
CImtrd,see page20.
sortby cob’
Separate
sortby fabric
Separate
%
w
@Removestains.ForSTAIN
REMOVAL
ICNJIDE,
SEEPAGE19.
TbrnI?olyKnitsinside-outto
minimizefabricsurfacedamage.
soakingandPre-treat@%a god. way to
loosen deep sds
and stains.
A thoroughsoakingwithdetergent
or specialsoakingagentis another
wayto removeheavysoils,
embeddeddirt andevensome
stains.
Soakingcanbe eithera completely
separatewashingstepor a preliminarystepto a completewashcycle.
For detailedinformationon how
to soakin yourwasher,seepage$.
from
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~ Emptypockets,brushOUtcuffs,
zipzippers,snapsnaps,hooks
andbuttons,
~ DOanynecessarymending-—rips,
hems,tears+
Checkallitemsforareasofhea~y
soilor stain.
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@Pre-treatheavysoilbyrubbingin
a smallamountofliquiddetergent
orapastemadeofwaterandpowdered
detergentor soap.For bestresults,
wait 1/2hourbeforewashing.
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spew
for
if
‘pt?m-mwnt
pl-i?ss
ymlldo not
have8 dryer.
If youare machine-washing
PermanentPressclothesthatyoI.I
planto linodry or drip-dry,use
extracareto minimizewrinkling
inthewashprocess:
IID
Becarefulnotto overload
washer.PermanentPressclothes
musthaveampleroomto move
freelv.A MediumsizePermanent
Pres~loadis thelargestthatshould
be washed.
@Usemorewaterthanyouwould
for a regularload.Usea Medium
WaterLevelfor a SmallLoad;an
ExtraLargeWaterLevelfor a
MediumLoad.
@Removeclothespromptlyas
soonas washerstopsandhang
immediately.
@Tominimizewrinkling,use
GentleWash/SpinSpeed.
~Loadclothesdry.
.
~Takea properlysortedgroupof
clothesand drop themlooselyin
the washbasketin this order:
LargeRcms—likesheets. Donot
wrarlaroundthe agitator.
&
Smalltcms-Iikc washcloths.
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Thisillustration,withclothesjust
reachingthe ClothesRetaining
Ring,showsa properload. Clothes
haveampleroomto movebecause
theyare notpackeddown,nor
wrappedaroundthe agitator.
Clothesare loadeddry sincewet
itemsare apt to packdownwhich
encouragesoverloading.This size
load reqfiiresa fullwaterfill.
TOadd items afterthe washerhas
started.
~ Turnoffthe washer.
@Carefullyremovethe FiRer-Flo
pan.
@Addanyadditionalarticlesby
submergingnextto theagitator.
~Replacethe Filter-Flopan and
restartthe washer.
what isthe bestsizeloadof
cMhes-laI*ge5medhml~or
small? save time, energy and
detergent by avoidingextrause of
the w~sher.Try to wa~ha full load
of clothes.If youcan it is betterto
saveciothcsuntilyouhavea full
load. Hyou mustwashsmaller
loads, savewater,energyand
dctcrgcntby adjustingfhewater
level ibr Ihc size of the load. See
page4.
NCWE:Do notusethe Filter-Flo
pan as a washbasket.Do not put
anyitemsto be washedin the
Filter-Flopan.
NOTE:Whenwashingstockings,
pantyhoseand othereasilytangled
items,alwayshandleseparately.To
minimizetangling,werecommend
the use of a net laundrybag.
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Performwellinhardor softwater
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WashalltypesoffabricswM.
Canbeusedinhot,warm,or
coldwater.
Arenotavailableinsomeareas.
——
l?&m-Phosphim+———
Performsatisfactorilyinsoft
or moderatelyhardwater.
In someareason~ynon-phosphate
productsareavailable.
Generallydonotcleanwellin
hardwater,
Maybedifficulttodissolve,
especiallyincoldwater,
Shouldnotbeusedincoldwater.
Thosecontainingsodium
carbonateas aningredientmay
causeharmfullimestonedeposits
onclothesandwasherwhen
combinedwithhardwater.
(Seepage14.)
Liquid
I?erformwellinsoftwatero ‘
Offerbetterperformancein
hardwaterthanpowdered
non-phosphatetypes.
Maynotperformaswellas
powderedphosphateproducts
whendilutedinwashwater.
Detergent’s
Cleanssyntheticsandfabric
blendswell.
Areexcellentasconcentrates
forremovingspots.
Completelydissolveevenin
coldwater.
Performwellinsoftwater.
Generallydo notcleanwellin
medium-hardor hardwater.
Maycombinewithwater
hardnessmineralsto form
stickysoapcurd.
Uw?@
Is your water hard? If it is, and
if youusea carbonatetypenonphosphatedetergent,youwill
mostprobablynoticelimestow+i
depositson yourclothesand
SUrfWWS.
Thehardness
WA-MM
ofyourwaterandyourwashing
frequencywilldeterminehow
mpidlythelimestonewillbuild
up.If yourwateris VERYHARD
(11or moregrains)andifycwwtish
just a fewloadsfibweek,youmay
seelimestonebuildupsinjust a few
months.
Effectson Cklthe$
nMho4M
to
reduceIhnestane
@Increaseuseofbleaches,presoaks,
packagedwaterconditioners,
prewash
soilandstainremoversto helph
removingstubbornsoilsandstains.
@Usegreatercarein sortingloads.
Washverydirtyloadsseparately
andincreasedetergentto helpkeep
dirt fromredepositingon less
soileditems.Washdelicateitems
separatelyto preventdamagefrom
heavy,sturdyclothes.
~Washsmallerloadsto increase
cleaningactionof washer.
~Use fabricsoftenerto counteract
stiffnessor harshnessin clothes.
Althoughlimestonebuildupoccurs
morerapidlyon cotton,it will
eventuallyaffectvariousfabricsin
thefollowingways:
@Givesa stiff,harsh,roughfeelto
fabricssuchas toweling.
~Causescolorsto fadeandbecome
dullanddingy.
@Causesgrayingof fabrics.
~Leavesa white,powderyresidue
on dark-coloreditems.
@Causesspot-fadingof bright
colorsas a resuhof directcontact
withdetergent.
@Reduceswrinkle-resistanceof
permanentpressfabrics.
@Destroyseffectivenessofflameretardantfinisheson cottonssuch
as children’ssleepwear.
~Increasesfabricwearbecause
ofthe scrubbingactionbetween
limestonedepositson thefabrics
duringwasheragitation.
Ef’f’wt$
on washer
@Unsightlybuiidupon ail washer
surlticesexposedto the wash
solution.
@hdat-like,crustyh-nations caused
hyIintadhering{()the sticky
Iinws[(medeposits.
* Incrcascdscrvicecalls because
of iinwstoneciepositsin the pump.
rccircuiiition lvatcrhoses, Fillers
:IndOtherWash(xpw”ls.
~ kXiLICCd
Uscfllllifeof-washer.
@Usea powderedphosphate
detergentor a liquiddetergentif
theseare availablein yourarea.
@Installa homewatersoftener.
Thiswillsignificantlyreduce
limestonebuildup.
@Use a packagednon-precipitating
watersoftener,suchas Calgon
brandwithphosphate.
w
washingpl%wticel$
mayWay hestme damage
toCk)thes
Thefollowingrecommendations
willtemporarilydelaytheeffects
of limestoneon yourclothes.
Theseare generallygoodwashing
practicesandwillgivebettersoil
removalwhetheror notyouhave
hard wateror usecarbonate
detergent.
~ Usehotterwashwater,for
exampleup to 150”F.forcottons.
Thisalso improvesoily-soil
removal.
@If youwashin coolerwaterto
saveenergy,usemoredetergentto
promotebetterwashing.Alsobe
sure to use bleachon bleachable
fabrics.Use hot waterwhenever
possible.
~ ~~(iddetergent:Irld~~
JJ11OW
washer
to fill andagitatefor threeor four
miilutesto dissolvedetergent
beforeaddingclothes.
H(3-W
$0partiallyrestoredomes
Onceclotheshavedeveloped
deposits,theymaybe partially
restoredby soakingin a solution
of twocupsof vinegarin one gallon
ofhottapwaterfor 15minutes.
USEA PLASTICCONTAINER.
Thenwashclothesin thewasher
usingdetergent.
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~Do not usevinegarsoak
solutionin washer.The acidic
actionof the vinegarmay
damagetheporcelain.
~Vinegarsoak solutionmay
reducethe wrinkle-resistance
of permanentpress fabrics.
@Vinegarsoakmaydamage
the dyesin somefabrics.
QIncreaseamountof detergent.
Sec guideon oppositepagefor
recommendeddetergentamounts
in relationto waterGrclness.
Llk4ES-[ONE—iec~l
f?i(;~lliycalled CALCIUtslCARRONATE—iscaused by the
Ieactiori of the c:{k:hm) in the hard water with the sodium carbonate in the detergent.
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Theuseofa sufficientamount
ofdetergentis oneof themost
importantthingsyoucando to
makesureyourwashcomesout
dtx.in.
If thereconlnlerided
wnml?ltof
detergentproducestoomanysuds,
switchto a lowsudsingdetergent
brand,andfollowinstructionson
package.
Ammmtmquird varies
accordingto:
1, Waterhardness
2. Amountof soil
3. Sizeof load
4. Typeofdetergent
5. Washtemperature
usemull-e Idetergentif’
youkm. .
1. l-lardwater
. .
2. Largeloads
3. Greasyor oilysoils
4* Lowerwashtemperature
5. Lowphosphatedetergent.
HowtoMM?
or pwhmd%
Placecietcrgentinthefilterpanfor
normalconditions,but, forbest
results,putit nextto theagitator
aftertheclotheshavebeenloaded,
If yourdetergentdoesn’tdissolve
well,predissolvethedetergentin
hotwater,thenpourdirectlyinto
thewashbasket.
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Usingtoolittledetergentis
a commoncauseoflaundry
problems.Alwaysmeasure
detergentin a standard
measuringcup.
ta3ai––.
d’ detergentformm-agesoilhad
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WaterLevelSetting
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13xtra
Water
Hardness Large Large Medium Small Basket
VERY
HARD 2 cups 1%cups 1%cups 1!4cups ‘%cup
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10-20Gr.
kJigh-S@sing
HARD
Powder‘1’ype
4-10Gr.
SOFT
O-4Gr.
LowSudsing
0-10
Conccnirated
Griiitls
PowderType
I
1%cups
1%?
cups
i% cups
%cup
i cup
1cup
%cup
Y2
1cup
?’<cup
%cup
‘/2cup
cup
%cup
%CUP
‘Acup
1. Userecommendedamountof
detergentfor yourloadandwater
hardnessas shownin guide.
2. Otherdetergenttypes-Low
andnormalsuds,powders,liquids,
non-phosphatepowders,follow
recommendationson package.
~. For hardwatertreatment,see
page16.
Beforeyoucandecidewhat@do
abouthardwater,youneedto know
if youhaveit and, if so,howhard
it is.
@If youlivein a municipalarea,
contactyourwatercompany.
~If youlivein a ruralarea, or in
somesuburbanareas,contactyour
countyagent.
Theanswerwillbe “youhave‘so
manygrains’per gallon”and
meansthis:
0 to 3 grainsper gaHon-SOFT
4 to 10grains–EIARD
11to 19grains–VERYHARD
20 grainsandover—
EXTREMELYEL4RD
Add thi$
water
If yourwateris SOFT,youhave
no problem.Youcanusesoapor
detergentM youpreferandf’orgct
allabouthardwater.If youhtive
FIARDwater—-dew
than10grainsandyouusephosphatedetergent,
youalsohaveno problem.
But,if youhavemorethan 10
grains,youwillneedto softenyour
waterwitheither.. .
L An installedwatersoftenerin
yourhome,or
2. Theuseofa packagedwater
softener.
Ikmin
formation cmwater
softeners,
seeguidebelow.
with a
water
k!vd
A4%&k
Grainsof
hardness
Whenusing
withdetergent
Whenusing
withsoap
o–lo
lo–15
15-20
20–25
25–30.
over30
o
?4cup
(60ml)
% cup
(160111])
%cup
(120ml)
%cup
(180ml)
% cup
(160ml)
1cup
(240ml)
1 cup
(240ml)
lfi cups
(360ml)
1cupplus 1tablespoonforevery5 grainsabove
30 (240mlplus 15mlforeachextra5 grains)
l% cupsP1115
1tablespoonforevew5 g~s above
30 (300mlplus 15mlforeachextra5 grains)
%cup
(80ml)
+%%&-
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IJm.mdry
product and type
Howh
BLEACH
ChlorineLiquid
suchas Cloroxbrand
UseyourBleachDispenseraccordingto
instructionsonpage8.
Non-chlorinesuchas
Clorox2 brand
FOIIOW
packagedirections.
Putbleachintowasherwithdetergent.
I?ABRICSOFTENEl?$l
Rinseadditivesuchas
DownyBrand
it
3.KW
1)DCInotpourundilutedliquk~chlorinebleachdirectlyinto
washeror ondryclothes.
2) Someoftoday’swashablefabricsshouldnotbcchkwinc
bleachedsuchas: ]00%cottonflame-retardant
children%
sleepwear,silk,wool,mohair,spandex,leather,or non-fast
colors.Dilutebleachbeforeusingonanyfabric.
3) CheckManufacturers’
CamLabelsforspecial
instructions.
Q Maybc usedonall kindsoffabrics.
2) Is mosteffectiveinhotwater.
UseyourFabricSoftenerDispenser
accordingtoinstructionsonpage8.
Followpackagedirections.
Addduringwashcycle.
1)Helpsmakeclothesfiuf~ andsoft.
2) Reducesstaticelectricity.
3) Usecareftdly.Toomuchmaycausestainingon
someclothes.
4) Donotpourdirectlyonclothes.
5) Forthoserecommendedforaddingtothewashcycle,
suchasRainBarrelbrand,followmanufacturer’s
instructionsexactly.
Usein caseofinfectionand
contagiousdisease.
SeeunderBleachabove.
Guardsagainstinfectionbykillingmostbacteriaand
viruses?
FO11OW
packagedirections.
Addat startofwashcycle.
Suspends‘hardness
mineralsin solution,keeping
waterclear.
Precipitatingsuchas
I Boraxbrand
FOI1OW
packagedirections.
Usewithdetergentor soapin washcycle.
Combineswithwaterhardnessmineralstoformprecipitate
whichgivescloudyor milh~appearancetowater.
I
Followpackagedirections.
WashAdditivesuchas
RainBarrelbrand
SA~ITIZEIt
Chlorine
Bleach,
suclIasClorox
brand
WATER
!%3FTllNEIt
Non-precipitating
suchas Calgonbrand
SOA~A~E~T
Suchas Bizbrand
FOIIOW
packagedirections.Treatonly
heavilysoiledareas.Checkgarments’
carelabelsforinstructions.
CAUTION:Washercontrolpanelsandfinishesmaybe
damagedbysomelaundrypretreatmentsoilandstain
removerproductsif suchproductsare sprayedon or have
directcontactwiththewasher.Applythesepretreatment
productsawayfromwasher.The fabricmaythenbe washed
normally.Damageto yourwashercauscclbypretreatment
productsis notcoveredbyyourwarranty.
Follow packqy directions.
Cleanwasherto avoiddiscolorationofnextload.Go
throughcompletecycle(5-mirmtewash)usinghotwater,
l/z cup (120m})detcrg~nt, 1 CUp (240 ml) bleach.Wipe
exteriorparts,Caution:Tintingmaydiscolorplasticin
washer.Subsequentwashingswillreducediscoloration
but inaynevereliminateit.
NC-I-E:Tintedgarmentsmaynot bc
colorfast.Washseparately.
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L ‘J@toremovestainsassoon as
possible.
Thefresherthestain,the
easierit is to remove.
2. Beforeattemptingtoremove
anystain,take these steps:
@Findthefabricandthefinishin
the charton thenextpage,anduse
onlyrecommendedmethods.
@Checkthecarelabelinstructions
thatcamew’iththe garment,
~Teststainremovalproducton a
hiddeninsideseamor orIa sample
ofthe material,
@Avoiduseof hot wateron
unknownstain.It can setsome
stains.
3. FOHOW
stainremovalwitha
thoroughrinsing.
4. Washwithrecommended
amountof soapor detergent.
f%ain
Removal Hir3t—
I.Jsil’lg
cMol”inc
.Bk?ach
for
Whiteand
Fabrics.
Mix 1/4cup(60ml)chlorine
bleachwithonegallon(3.$liter)of
coolwater—approximately
80”F.
(27°C.)–ina sinkor pan. Soak
stainedareafor5 minutesand
launderin washer+
The Case ofthe “Invisible”Main.
istx!next page for
S&inRcmwd Wide.
Formorecomplete
informationcm
.
stainremoval,requestgovernment
bulletin,“RemovingStainsFrom
Fabrics;’054D,Toobtaina copy
writeto: ConsumerInformation
Center,Pueblo,Colorado81009.
Availableat lowcost,
Foodor cookingoilsonyour
syntheticgarmentsmaycausestains
whicharevirtuallyinvisibleand
whichyoumaynotnoticeas you
putyourclothesintothewasher.
If thesestainsare notcompletely
removedin the wash,theoilyspots
maypickup dirt fromthewash
water.Thentheywillbecomevery
visibleandyoumaythinktheywere
causedbythe washcycleitself.
(hMX3
thf!Sf2S~Ot.S
bi3COIll$i3
visible,
how can you removethem?
~Rubin undilutedliquiddetergent
and let stand30 minutes.
* Re-washusinghottestwaterthe
fabriccanstand.
How can you preventthese
“After-You-Wash”shins?
@Increasethe amountof detergent
normallyused.
~Increasewatertemperaturewhere
fabricwiiipermit.
@Washsyntheticgarmentsmore
often.
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dhesives
ChewingGum,etc.)
Anti-perspirants,
Deodorants
Applyundilutedliquiddetergent.Rinse.If’s?ainremains,bleach
accordingtoStainRemovalI-linton oppmitcpage.Ifcolorhas
changed,ymJmaylx abletorestoreit byspongingwith
ammonia7*RinstMloroughly.
Rood
Soakincoldwater,thenlaunderin warmwater.If stainremains,
bleachaccordingtoStainRemovalHintonoppositepage,launder.
Spongeor soakincoolwater,thenlaunder.
Chocolate, Cream,
Soakincoldwater.Treatstainwitha safedrycleaningfhiid*; ~
Applyundihttedliquiddetergent,launder,dry.Bleachaccording
toStainRemovalHintonoppositepage,launderanddry.
Soakincoldwater.Spongewitha safedry
cleaningf’luid;*
Applyundilutedliquid
detergent.Launderinwarmwater.
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Spongewithwarmwater.If stainremains,
applywarmglycerine,letstand30minutes
andrinsewell,or spongewitha safedry
cleaningfluid.*Launder.
Ice Cream and Milk
CoffeeandTea
Withoutcream:BleachaccordingtoStainRemovalHinton
oppositepage.Launder.Withcream;Followguidedirectionsfor
cream.
Cosmetics:EyeShadow,
Lipstick,Mascara,Liquid
or PancakeMakeup,Rouge,
Powder;Crayon;Grease,
Oil, Tar,CodLiverOil.
Treatstainwithsafedrycleaningfluid.*Applyundilutedliquid
detergent;launderanddry.Bleachaccordingto StainRemoval
I-lintonoppositepage.
Spongewitha safedrycleaningfluid~
Thenlaunderinwarmdetergentwater.
Soakstainincoolwater.If stainremains,bleachaccordingto Stain
temovalHintonoppositepage,launder.
Spongewithwarmwater.Bleachremaining
stainwithnon-chlorinebleach.
Grass,Foliage,Flowers,
Mildew,Scorch
kpplyundilutedliquiddetergent.Launder.(Treatmildewspots
~hiletheyare fresh,beforemoldhasa chanceto weakenfabric.)If
ithertypestainremains,bleachaccordingtoStainRemovalHint
n oppositepage,launder.(Severescorchcannotberemoved.)
Spongewithwarmwater.Applyundiluted
liqz.dddete~gent.
Bleachremainingstain
withnon-chlorinebleach,thenlaunder.
Oldmildewstainscanseldombe removed.
Scorchcanseldombe removed.
Ink,Ballpoint
reshstains:Placestainfacedownon an absorbenttoweland
xmgcwithdrycleaningfluid::or use spraycleaner.Apply
ndilutcdliquiddetergent.Oldstains;bleachaccordingto Stain
cmovalHinton oppositepage.
Sameas whiteandbleachablefabrics
exceptlaunderusingnon-chlorinebleach.
)ftenwithoil. lardor Vaseline,thenspongewithturpentineor
Sameas whiteandbleachablefabrics.
reshFruit,FruitJuices,
ine,Vegetables,or Food
——
l%intand Varnish
—
Perspiration
,.,.——
mariaoi], Launderin warm
water.
pply undiluted liquid detergent and launder in warm water. If
~lorhas changed youmaybc ableto restoreit bytreatingwith
Launderin warmwater.Rinsewell.Bleach
withnon-chlorinebleach.
)plyrus[I.cIllovcr’.f$*
usiilgnxmufacmrer’s
directions.Rinseand
Indcr.
-———
Sameas whiteandbleachablefabrics.
~l~llo~lja
or \,jncgar.*’~
If ~lnj~
stainremains,treatwithsafedry
~i~tliilgfluid:+’or bleachaccordingto StainRemovalHinton
Iposite page, kwmkr xnddry.
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exceptuscnon-chlorineblench.
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ion:Ikcmw clcaninr fluidstendN)bc toxic’,besureJVU:IIUino ~~cllvcntil:ltcdroomwhenusingthem. Nocleanir-m
fluidshouldbe usedunlessuser is
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ON cuY-rHEs
GREASYOROILY
STAINSON
LAUNDERED
GARMENTS
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.——.———~Incorrectsortingofclothes,Separatelint-producers(suchMterrytOWelS
andchenille)
fromlint-receivers(suchasman-made[’abrics,velveteen,ccmiuroy),
*WashingtOolong,especiallyforsmallerloads.Fornormalsoil,washoneminute~er
poundofdryclothes.
~Useofnon-phosphate
detergentswhichcombinewithhardnessmineralstofo~ a
precipitatewhichcanbemistakenforlint..Useaphosphateor liquiddetergent;use
warmerwashwateror softenwaterwithaninstalledmechanicalsofteneror apackaged
watersoftener.
~Powderyresiduefromgranulardetergentmayappeartobeiint.PI-edi~so~ve
granular
detergentinhotwaterbeforeaddingtowasher;makesuredetergentiscompletely
dissolvedbeforeaddingclothes;switchtoliquidorcoldwaterdetergentor usewarmer
w-ashwater.Seepage15.
~Overloadingwillcauseabrasionwhichcreatesexcessivelint.Washfeweritemswith
correctwaterlevel.
~TOO
muchbleach.Usecorrectamountofbleachaccordingtopackge directions.
~Notenoughdetergenttoholdlintinsuspensionduringwashcycle.Increaseamountof
detergent.Seepage15.
~ Incorrect useof fabricsoftener.Ifusedinwashcycle,softenersmayreactwith
detergenttocreatea whitedeposit.Usesoftenersinrinsecycleonlyunlesspackage
specifiesaddingtowashcycle.UseFabricSoftenerDispenser.Seepage8.
~PillingUSUaHy
onpolyester-cotton
blendsiscausedbynorm~wearandmay~OOk
like
lint.Turningclothesinside-outmayhelp.
~Sbtic electricitycausedbyoverdryingwillcauseattraction.Usefabricsofienerin
rinsecycle.
Thesearesometimescalled“InvisibleStains”becauseyoumaynotnoticethembefore
washingclothes.I+owever,ifoilysoilsarenotcompletelyremovedinwashcycle,the
oilyspotsmaypickupdirtfromthewashwater.Thespotswillthenbeveryvisible.They
are notcausedbythewasher.Washsyntheticgarmentsassoonaspossibleafterwearing.
Usemoredetergentthannormalandhottestwaterfabriccanstand.If spotsappear,rub in
undilutedliquiddetergent,letstand30minutesandrewashwithextradetergentusing
hottestwaterfabriccanstand.
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~Insufficientdetqym~.lhu mayneed[0increaseanmuniofdctergwltusedif loadk
largerthannormal,it soilsare oilyor heavierthanuveragc,ifvwterkwelis largeor if
wateris Hardto Extremelyl%wd+
@Waternothotenoughibr typeof k}:id,Bcsurewaterheateris setto dclive~hotwater
at thewasherat 1400-15(?”F,Do notwashwhen other hot waterneeds—such$s
dishwashingor fam~]ybtiths-are heavy.
@poorOrinferiord~tergen$,
~’ha~ge
topl~osphat~
deterger]t,ifpo~$ibk!,
FO]]OW
the!ieS@p5:
1. Usewaterconditimwr,(suchasCalgonbrand)
2. Pre-treatstains
3. Usehottestwaterpossible
4. Usebleachwherepossibk
5. Usepre-soakaids
6. Installwatersoftener
~Washerover~oaded.Clothesc~ot movefreelyto 10osenandremovesofi,causing
grayappearance.Followcorrectloadingproceduresfor sizeof load.
~Impropersoakingwithinsufficientdetergent.Usuallya 3&ninutesoakis suff~cient.
However,whenwing extendedsoaksforheavilysoiledgarmentsyoumayneedto use
twicetherecommendedamountof detergent.
@Use of soapin hardwater.Switchto a phosphatedetergent,or followsixsteps
describedabove.
@Washingtoolongmayresultin increasedsoildeposition.Use shorterwashtimesfor
smallerloads.
@Detergentdissolvestooslowly.Detergentmustbepresentin thewashsolutionatthe
startof agitation.Seepage 15.
@To restoregrayedclothes,followoneof theseprocedures:
1. Putclothesin washer.FillwithHOTwater.CheckManufacturers’CareLabelsto
determineif hotwateris suitablefor garment.
@Adda non-precipitating
typeofwatersoftenersuchas Calgonwithphosphate—
use2% timesas muchas youneedfor normalwatersoftening.
@Do notusedetergentor soap.
@Allowclothesto go throughcompletecycle.
@Repeat,if necessary.
2. If youpreferto usetheSoakSetting,seepage8. Usethewatersoftenerin placeof
soakagentor prewashdetergentandallowclothesto soakfor about20minutes.
3. UsetheMini-Baskettub. Seepage9. Increasedetergent..
of body Soi] due to Constant use of insufficientdetergent.Check
~ 1nconlpletel“el~~val
hemof T-shirtor pillowewe. If theyare whiteandcenteris yellow,it containsbody
oi~.Restorewhitenessfoliowingprocedureson “Grayed Clothes;’page21.
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@Chlorinebleachmayyellowsomefabricswithresinfinishes,UMoxygenbleach(sLlch
as Clorox2 brand).Referto GarmentMamdacturem’CareInstructions.Restorecolor
usingcolorremover(suchas Ritor Tintexbrands),followpackagedircctiorm
@Ironor rrmrlganese
in watermaycauseoverallyellowingor yellowspots.
1, Useextradetergentplusa non--precipitating
w~tersoftenerdissoivcdin water
beioreaddingclothes.Usenon-chlorinebleach.
2, Havea specialIXterorchemicalfeederimtalhxlin yourhometo removeironand
manganesefromwater.
3. Runhotwaterfor a fewminutesto cleanironresiduebuildupin lines;drainwater
heateroccasicmally.
4. TOrxmmvespots:spreadstainedportionoverpanofboilingwaterandsqueeze
lemonjuice throughstain.Toremoveoverallyellow,usea commerciallyavailable
rust scaleremover,followingpackageinstructions.If porcelaindamagecanoccur,
do notuse in the washer;usea plasticcontainer.
13LKJE
ORGRAY
COLORSTAINS
@Improperuse of fabricsoftener.Neverpour fabricsoftenerdirectlyon clothes;
alwaysdilutebeforeaddingto rinsewater.DilutesoftenerbeforefillingyourFabric
SofknerDispenser.(Seepage8.)Also,do notliftlidduringspin.Thismaycause
improperdispensing,resultingin stains.Toremovestains: dampenstainedareaandrub
withundilutedliquiddetergent.Re-wash,usingchlorinebleachif safeforfabric.
SHRINKAGE,
GENERAL
@Somefabricswillshrinkwhetherwashedin a washeror byhand;othersmaybe safely
washedbutwillshrinkin a dryer.FollowGarmentManufacturers’CareInstructions
exactly.Ifin doubt,do notmachinewashor dry.
wHuNIL4GE,
~~ei~tio~ shfinkage canoccurin knitfabricsthathavebeenimproperlystretched
andelongatedbythe manufacturer.Whenthisoccurs,garmentmaybepressedbackinto
shapeaftereachwashanddry cycle.
@I%ogrwsiveor dekayedshrinkageis causedwhenstarchor sizing(in somefabrics)is
graduallyremovedby laundering.Maybe noticedin oldergarmentsthathavebeen
washedmanytimeswithoutpreviousshrinkage.Treatas forRelaxationShrinkageabove.
Kmrs
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@Shrinkage cawed by overheatingoccursin certainknitfabricsthathavebeenheatshaped.Whenwashing,dryingor ironingtemperaturesexceedthe temperaturesused
to shapeset, shrinkagemayoccur.Thiscannotbe corrected,but it can be preventedby
washingin coolor warmwater;dryingon Lowor Delicateheat.
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ITEMS
* TIXI
manyclothesin
washer.PermanentPressloadsshouldalwaysbe smallerthan
regidarloads.. .nomomthanmwiiurnloadsto givoclothesroomto movefreely,
@Incorrectwashanddry cycles,UsePermanentPressWashcyclewhichprovidesa
cooldown
rinsetominimizewrinklirtg.
AlsousePermanent
PressDrycycle.
@Repeatedwashingin toohotwater.Washin coldor warmwaterwith#enty
ofdetergent.
e ~ccumu~a~i~n
of~~ s~~e
duetouseof Carbona@
detergents.
If youmustusea
non-phosphatedetergent,avoidtheuseofhigh-carbonate-buikdetergent.
@Failureto usefabricsoftener.Properusewillminimizewrinkling.
Toremovem%lkks:
1. Retumblean “PermanentPress”setting.
2. Rerinseanddry on “PermanentPress”setting.
3. I. funsuccessful,
returnbleonhighheat for 10-12
,, minutesandhangimmediately.
4. Iron carefidly.
5. Sendto dry cleanersfortressing.
6. Somewrinklesmayremainwhichcannotbe removed.
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~Pinson garmentsor sharpobjectsleftin pockets.Checkto makesureall suchobjects
areremoved.Alsocheckwashtub.
@Snaps,hooks,sharpbuttons,beltbuckles,zippers.Fastenhooks,zippersand
buttons.Removesharpbuttonsandbeltbuckles.Thisis especiallyimportantin
washingknitswhichsnageasily.Turnknitsinsideout.
@Holeswithrandomsquareshapeswithyellowdiscolorationmaybe causedby
improperuseofchkmincbleach.Use onlycorrectamountof bleach,usingBleach
Dispenser.Neveradd undilutedbleachto washtub or allowclothesto comeinto
contactwidlwdiluted bleach.Do notwipeup bleachspillswithclothes.
@Chemicalssuchas hairbleach,dye,permanentwavesolutions,batteryacidsand
toiletbowlcleanersmaycausefabricholes.Rinseall towelsandotherarticlesthat
camein ccmtactwith thesechemicalsbeforeputtingthemin wash. Do notcontaminate
c~othingarticleswith thesechemicals.
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@Small,unnoticedtears mayenlargeduringwashingprocess.Checkgarmentsbefore
washingand mendail rips and tears.
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SmLMxs,
EKXEs,
TEARS,RIPS
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HEAVILY
Wm./m
normaldueto weakeningofilbersbythePermanentPressprocess.It isrmtcausedby
wtisher-.
YoucanS!OW
thisprocessbywashingsmallPerrmmentPressloadswitha
LargeWaterLevel.Donotwashheavyitemssuchas towelswithPermanentPress,
Removecollarstays,whenpossible.
@Roughnessm burrsonagitatormaycauseripsor team,Checkagitatorand file rough
spotsif necessary.
@Maybe causedbyuseofldormalWash/Spinspeedfordelicatearticles.UseGentle
Wash/Spinspeed.Referto GarmentManufacturers’CareLabels.
@Garmentsweakenedbyage,sunor atmosphere.Thisis irwvitableandis notcaused
bywasher,SlowprocessbywashingonGentleWash/Spinspeed.
e Too ~a~ge
loads,or toolittlewat~~.
Loadwasheronly with
numberofitemsthatwii~
movefreely.Selectcorrectwaterlevel.
&
AREASsuchas
colkwsandcuffs
~Preheatwithliquiddetergent.
WASHER
WON’T
IPERATE
@Makesurecordis pluggedintooutlet.
@Makesurebothhot andcoldfaucetsareturnedon.
@Makesurecontrolsare setandcycleselectorknobis pulledoutto ONposition.
@Makesurelid is closed.Washerwillfill but willnotspinor agitatewithlid open.
,!
~Checkhousefusesor circuitbreakers.If anotherapplianceis sharingthe electrical
mtlet, removeit. Washershouldhaveseparateoutlet.
IL4TER
%Makesuretemperatureselectorcontrolsare
)roperlyset.
;n$rcoRREm
~Makesure hotand coldfaucetsare turnedon
mdregulatedcorrectly.
~Makesurehosesare connectedto correct
iiucets. . .hO~ @ hOt,cold ~0 CO~~.
‘Watervalvescreensmaybe stoppedup. Remw.’einlethosesfrom
intervalve.Cleanthe screensand reinstallhoses.
ICheckhouseholdwatsr heaterto makesure it is deliveringwaterat 140°to k50°F.
k
24”
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WATER
LEAKS
NOISY
WASHERPAUSES
IN CYCLE
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@Makesurewasheris levelandfhm to thefloorwithrubberfootpadsin placeand
frxmtjarnnutstight.SpeyourInstalkttionInstructions.
~A s~aq distinc~v~~~undwillbeheardat theendofeachspinperiodaSthe mOtOr
~stopsandthe spinbrakeinsidethetransmission“kwla in~’‘l%~s
soundis normal.
@Heavilytmbakmcedloadscancausethewasherto vibrateexcessivelyduringspin,
andmaycauseit to movefromitsoriginalposition:In extrwmicases,(usuallyoccurs
whenwashinga single,heavyitemm-a smallloadwhenwaterlevelis sethigherthan
necessary)the spinbasketmaystriketheoutertub,creatingaloud butharmlessnoise.
TOcorrect,openthkIidandredistributetheloadevenlyaboutthewashIx@@.Close
thelid andrestart.
J
s Washer~om~y pausesbetweenwashingsteps. . .suchasbetweenwashad sPinor
betweenspinandrinse. ‘
‘c&GElf!?d-nswer
cenier@
consumer
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Thetub. Theporcelainis
self-cleaning.Leavelid openafter
md!mre to
washing@(Z1LJW
evaporate,Do notuseharsh
Orgrittycleansers.
The exterior.Wipeoffanyspillsof
washingcompounds.Wipeor dust
withdampcloth.Trynottohit
surfacewithsharpobjects.
Tostore washer:
Askservicetechnicianto remove
waterfromdrainpumpandhoses
to preventfreezing.
Do not storethewasherwhereit
willbe exposedto the weather.
E’m-long vacations:
Be sure watersupplyis shutoffat
faucetsanddrainall waterfrom
hosesif weatherwillbe below
freezing.
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f’rom
Fhl@
pan
.
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Lubricate
withgrease
or
} Petroleum
Jelly.
TheAdivator”
agitator.
Remove
at regularintervals-about4 to 6
months—andremoveanylintthat
mayhaveaccumulated.Notools
are needed,simplygraspagitator
withbothhandsandpullstraight
up sharply.The slottedsectionat
thetopofthe metalshafthasa light
coatingoflubricantto preventparts
stickingtogether.If thisarea
appearsto be dry,applyalight coat
of greaseor petroleumjelly around
the slottedsectionofthe shaft
beforereplacingthe agitator.Do
notovergrease.Excessgreasemay
getintoclothesload.
Whenreplacingthe agitator,
carefullylowerstraightdownonto
the shaftso that it fitsintothe slots.
Thenapplydownwardpressure
untilagitatorsnapsintoitsnormal
position.
@Soakfilterpanin a preheated
160°F.(71”C.)sohlticmofhalf
vinegarandhalfwaterfor 15
minutes.Thenbrusheachsideof
panwitha stiffbristlebrushwhile
flushingwithrunningwater.
@Do notsoakin porcelain
container.Vinegarcandarnage
porcelain.
@Do notexceed180”E(82°C.)
or filterpanmaywarp.
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“-cm thebackpageofthisbook.
We’reproudofour serviceand
wantyouto bepleased.H forsome
reason you are not happy with the
service you receive,herearethree
stepsto followforfurtherhelp.
IWWW,contact the people who
serviced yourappliance.Explain
whyyouare notpleased.In most
cases,thiswillsolvetheproblem.
NEXT,if youare stillnotpleased,
writeallthedetails-including
yourphonenumber—to:
Manager,ConsumerRelations
GeneralElectric
AppliancePark
Louisville,Kentucky40225
FINALLY,
if yourproblemis still
notresolved,write:
MajorAppliance
ConsumerActionPanel
20 NorthWackerDrive
C~icago,Illinois60606
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For one yOarfrom date of original
purchase,we will provide,fre~ of
charge, parts and service labor
in your home to repair or replace
aflYPafl Qf the !M4MMM’
that fails
because of a manufacturing
defect.
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For the second through fifth year
from date of original purchase,
we will provide, free of charge,
replacement parts for
of
the transmkwkm that fails because
of a manufacturing defect. You pay
for the service trip to your home
and service labor charaes. (X if
you desire, we will proticfe a “
completely recondMMw?d
tramwnkskw?. Youpay for the
shop reconditioning labor,the
service trip to your home and
service labor charges.
This warranty is extended to
the original purchaser and any
succeeding owner for products
purchased for ordinary home use
in the 48 mainland states, Hawaii
and Washington, D,C.In Alaska the
warranty is the same except that it is
LIMITED because you must pay to
ship the product to the service shop
or for the service technician’s travel
costs to your home.
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warranty service will be provided
by our Factory Service Centers or
by our authorized Customer Care”
servicers during normal working
hours.
Look in the White or Yellow Pages
of your telephone directory for
GENERAL ELECTRICCOMPANY,
GENERAL ELECTRIC FACTORY
SERVICE, GENERAL ‘ELECTRICH(XP(XNT FACTCM3Y
SERVICE or
CIJSTO~ER
GENERAL ELECX131C
CARE”SERVICE.
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~ Replacement of housefuses or
@Service trips to your home to
resetting of circuit breakers.
teach you how to use the product.
Read yourUSeandCarermateriaim@Failure of the product if it is used
If you then have any questions
for other than its intended purpose
about operating the product,
or used commercially.
please contact your dealer or our
Consumer Affairs office at the
@Damage to product caused
address below, or call, toil free:
by accident, fire, floods or acts
of God.
The GE Answer Cente@
800.626.2000
WARRANTOR!S NOTRESPCNWBLE
consumer information service
FOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
~ Improper installation.
If you have an installation problem,
contact your dealer or instaHer.
You are responsible for providing
adequate electrical, plumbing and
other connecting facilities.
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Somestates do not aliow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequentialdamages, so the above limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
To know what yourlegal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney GeneraI.
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