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Care of Special Items ..........................................12-13
Care of Your Washer ..................................................9
Congratulationson your choice of a Jenn-Airwasher! As
you use your new washer, we know you will appreciate
the many features that provide excellent cleaning resuits, energy efficiency,convenienceand dependability.
Beforeyou beginwashingwith your new washer, please
take a few minutesto read and becomefamiliar with the
instructionsin this book. On the following pages,you will
find a wealth of informationregardingall aspectsof your
beautiful new washer. By following these instructions
carefully,you will be able to achieveexcellent results.
Should you have any questionsabout using your JennAir washer, write to us. Be sure to provide the model
number.
Jenn-Air Customer Assistance
c/o Maytag Customer Service
P.O. Box 2370
Cleveland, TN 37320-2370
Energy Saving Tips .....................................................9
Features......................................................................8
Laundry Aids ........................................................10-11
Bleach .................................................................11
Detergents ..........................................................10
FabricSofteners..................................................10
Presoak...............................................................10
Prewash ..............................................................10
Water Hardness..................................................11
Water Temperature.............................................11
Operating the Washer Controls...............................6-7
Cycle Description..................................................7
To Set....................................................................6
Washing Guide .....................................................7
Preparing to Wash ......................................................4
Load Size ..............................................................4
Precare..................................................................4
Sorting ...................................................................4
Problem Solving Guide ........................................17-20
Safety Precautions...................................................2-3
Service Information...................................................21
Stain Removal......................................................14-16
UsingYour NewWasher ............................................5
Warranty ..............................................................23-24
d. Remove the door to the washing compartment
before the washer is removed from service or
discarded.
1. Read all instructions carefully before using the
washer. Retain all instructionsfor future reference.
2. Installation- Install and locate this washer according
to the Installation Instructions.
a. This appliancemust beproperlygrounded. Never
plug the appliance electric cord into a receptacle
which has not been groundedadequately and in
accordance with local and nationalcodes,
b. This appliancemust be connected to a properly
rated, protected,and sized power supply circuit,
c. Do not install or store this appliancewhere it will
be exposed to temperatures below freezing or
exposed to the weather.
d. This appliance must be connected to adequate
plumbing and drain facilities.
e. This appliance should be installed by a qualified
service technician,
3. If someone should get an electric shock from the
washer, disconnect the electrical power. DO NOT
OPERATE untilit hasbeen repairedby an authorized
Jenn-Air Service Contractor.
5.
a. Do not wash articles that have been previously
cleanedin, washed in, soaked in, or spotted wJth
gasoline,dry-cleaningsolvents, other flammable
or explosive substances as they give off vapors
that could ignite or explode. Any material on
which you have used a cleaningsolvent,or which
issaturatedwithflammableliquidsor solids,should
not be placed in the appliance untJlall traces of
these flammable liquidsor solidsand their fumes
have been removed. There are many highly
flammable items used in homes, such as: acetone,denaturedalcohol,gasoline,kerosene,oil,
chemicalsolvents, some liquid household cleaners, some spot removers, turpentine,waxes and
wax removers.
b. Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or
other flammable or explosJvesubstances to the
wash water.
a. Do not allow children to play on, in, or with the
appliance. CIosesupervisionofchildrenisnecessary when using the washer,
c. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. Under certaJnconditions,hydrogengas may be producedin
a hot water system that has not been used for
2 weeks or more. If the hot water system has not
been used for such a period, before using a
washing machine, turn on all hot water faucets
and let the water flow from each for several
minutes. This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, do not
smoke or use an open flame during this time.
b. Keep all laundryaids out of the reachof children
preferably in a locked cabinet. Use laundry aids
only as directedbythe manufacturerand observe
all warningson the container labels,
d. Keep area around and underneath the washer
free from the accumulation of combustible materials, such as lint, paper, rags, gasoline, and all
other flammable vapors and liquids.
4. To prevent injury to children:
c. Destroythe cartonand plasticbags after unpacking the washer. Cartons coveredwith rugs, bedspreads, or plasticsheets can create a chamber
with inadequateventilation.
e.
11. Improperlaunderingof flame retardantfinishescould
remove them. Therefore, follow garment manufacturer's instructions carefully.
12. Whenmoving,havethe washercheckedandproperly
installed by a qualifiedJenn-Air Service Contractor.
6. Donot reachintotheapplianceifthetuboragitatoris
moving.The washerisequippedwitha safetyswitch
foryourprotection.If actiondoesnotstopwhenthe
washer lid is opened during the Spin Cycle, disconnect the electrical power to the washer. Do not
operate the washer until it has been repaired by an
authorizedJenn-Air Service Contractor.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Applianceswiththe UL symbolon the data plate have
been listed with Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc. Those
with a CSA Monogram on the data plate have been
certified by the CSA Testing Laboratoriesas complying
withCanadianStandardsAssociationrequirements.Nevertheless, as with any equipment using electricity and
7. Do not tamper with the controls,
havingmovingparts, thereare potentialhazards. To use
this appliance safely, the operatorshould becomefamil-
8. Do not repairor replaceany part of the appliance or
attempt any servicing to prevent personalinjury and
damage to the washer.
iarwiththe instructionsfor operation ofthe Applianceand
always exercise care while using it.
9. Observe these precautions when using cleaning
fluids, spot or stain removers, etc.:
a. Use only according to the manufacturer's directions as stated on the label or carton.
b. Use outdoors or in a well ventilated area.
c. Use only products labeled "NON-FLAMMABLE".
d. After usingthese removers, thoroughlyrinse the
clothes by hand before they are placed in the
washer. Some of these removers - for example:
rust remover- will damage the componentsand
the finish of the washer.
10. Do not wash fiberglass articles unless label states
they are machinewashable. Most fiberglassarticles
shedsmall particlesof glassthat will not readilyrinse
outofthe washer. These particlesmaygeton clothing
in later loadsandcause skin irritationand discomfort.
Be sure to rinse the washer thoroughly before using
it again.
I_Sorting j
For best results,clothesshouldbe sorted into loadsthat can be
washed and dried together. Sort clothesinto loadsthat can be
washedwiththesame watertemperature,washtime, agitation,spin
speed,and laundryaids.
l Load Size J
• Size of Load- The spacethatfabricsoccupyis moreimportant
thantheirweight.For cleanwrinkle-freewashingresults,fill the
washer so that all items have plentyof roomto move freely.
Do notovercrowdthe washer. This is particularlyimportantfor
heavilysoileditems.
Thus, sortclothesaccordingto:
• Color - Separatewhitesfromcolors,lightcolorsfrom brightor
dark colors. Wash non-colorfastitemsseparately,
• Fabrics - Separateintocottons,delicatefabrics,and permanent
press items. Cottons requirehotterwater. Delicatesrequire
shorter wash times and cooler water to prevent shrinkage,
Permanent press and syntheticsrequire specialwashingto
reducewrinkling,
• Lint Transfer - Separate lint-givers(terry cloth, chenilleand
rugs)from linttakers(corduroy,syntheticknits,and permanent
press)to reduce linttransferduringwashing,
• Amount of Soil - Separateheavilysoileditemsfrommoderately
andlightlysoileditems. Mixingsoiltypescouldcauseheavysoils
to depositon the lightlysoileditems.
l Precare J
When you sort clothes into washloads, inspect each item for:
• Rips and Tears - Mend all rips and tears so they don't grow.
• Objects Left in Pockets - Removecrayons,lipsticks, cigarettes,
ballpoint pens, matches, tissues, and other objects that may
damage clothes and/or the washer.
• Non-washableItems - Remove buttons, pins, buckles, or other
sharp itemsthat may not wash well and that may scratchthe
insideof the washer or snag other itemsin the load.
• Dirt, Lint, and Sand -Turn downcuffsand brushoff dirtand lint.
Vacuumrugsto removeloosesurfacesoil. Shakesandy clothes
and towels.
• Belts, Zippers, Hooks - Tie beltsand apronsashes intobows
so that they won't tangleduringwashing. Close zippersand
hookssothatthey won'tsnagotheritemsinthe load. Foradded
safety, placein mesh laundrybag.
• Spots and Stains - Remove beforeyou washthe item. (See
Stain RemovalChart on pp. 14-16.)
• Size of Items - Combinebothlargeand smallarticlesfor good
washingaction. Donotgroupalllarge itemsinone load. Several
sheetscombinedwithsmalleritemsinoneloadwillprovidebetter
washingactionthan a load of sheetsonly.
• How to Load - Looselyloadthe washerto the top of the small
vanes on the agitatorwithdry unfoldeditems. Do not:
a. over packclothes;
b. loadwet items(Thisencouragesoverloading.)
c. wraplargeitemsaroundthe agitator.(Load largeitemsfirst
and in gentlefolds.)
l Items to Add l
1. Add Bleach, if needed, to the Bleach Dispenser
Undiluted liquid chlorine bleach may be added to the bleach
dispenser as shown,
3. Place Clothes In Washer
Put dry, unfolded clothes loosely in the tub, up to the top of the
agitatorvanes for a maximumload. Donot overpack or wrap items
around the agitator.
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It AGITATOR
SCRUBBER
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Carefullymeasurethe amountof bleach recommendedon label of
the bleach bottle for the amount of water being used. Properly
diluted bleach will be added automaticallyto the wash water.
CAUTION: BecarefulwheneveryoUUseiiqU_chlodiiebleach.
Do nof pour directtyon fabti_s::wjpeup spillsWith I
a paper :towel.
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Note: Oxygen bleach may be added by following the instructions
on the package. Do not put powderedbleachor detergent
in the bleach dispenser.
Note: All bleaches, whether liquid or granular, are powerful
chemicals and can cause fabric damage such as tears or
color loss if not used properly,
For more informationon Bleach, see p. 11.
Note: Place small or del{cate items in a mesh bag.
4, Add Fabric Softener
Add recommendedamount to inner chamber of dispensercup on
top of agitator. Do NOT add above the fill line. If below the fill
line, add water to bring liquid level up to the fill line. Fabric softener will automaticallybe added to the final rinse.
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DISPENSER
2. Add Detergent
Add measured amount to the washer basket before loadingthe
clothes. For more information on types of detergent and soap,
see p. 10.
The amount of detergent or soap to use depends on how big the
load is, how dirty it is, and how hard the water is. Inadequate
amountsmay cause poor cleaning and other problems.
SCRUBBER
II AGITATOR
Note: The Liquid Dispenser may be used also for adding liquid
detergentwiththe ULTRAWASHcycle. Dispensershould
be cleaned after use of liquid detergent. See p. 8.
I To set: I
1. Set TEMP. SELECTION (Wash& Rinse Temperature)
Four differentwater combinationsare provided.
Wash
Rinse
Hot Wash
Cold Rinse
Warm Wash
Warm Wash
Co_dWash
Warm Rinse
Cold Rinse
Cold Rinse
These temperatureselectionsare to be used with REGULAR
WASH, FINE WASH, or SOAK TO WASH.
For more information on water temperature, see page 11.
ChooseULTRAWASH (2 Warm Washes and a Cold Rinse) only
when choosingULTRA WASH on the TIMER DIAL.
2. Set CYCLE SELECTION (Speed Combination - Wash & Spin)
Your washer has four wash and spin speed combinations. See
washing guide for options on p. 7.
3. Set WATER LEVEL
Determinethe selected setting based on clothes load size (see
table). Be sure to select enough water to permit clothes to
circulate during agitation.
Water Level
Control Setting
Super
High
Medium
Low
Dry Weight of Clothes
(pounds) (kilograms)
12+
5.4+
6-12
2.7 - 5.4
2-6
.9 - 2.7
2 or under
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It may become necessary,due to bulkyfabrics, to adjust the water
level after agitationbegins. To adjustfor a higherwater level,slide
controlto theRESET positionand then back tothe desiredsetting.
Note: When launderingpermanent press garments or garments
of delicate construction, washable woolens or loosely knit
articles, never use less than the HIGH WATER LEVEL
setting. This will minimizeshrinkage,wrinklingand pulling
of seams,
4. Select Cycle Time
To set Cycle Time, push the TIMER DIAL in (off position) and
turn it to the right (clockwise) until the red indicator is at the
recommended starting point in the wash segment in either the
REGULAR WASH, FINE WASH, or ULTRA WASH (SOAK TO
WASH) cycle. See Cycle Descriptionson p. 7.
5. Pull TIMER DiAL Out To Start Washer
YoumaystopthewasheratanytimebysimplypushingtheTIMER
DIAL in. Thereforeitis possibleto obtaina non-agitatedsoakfor
as long as you wish, or to shorten, skip or repeat any part of a
cycle. TheTIMER DIAL mustbe pushedin (off position)whenyou
change the setting.
Note: Do not attemptto turn the TIMER DIAL counterclockwise
since damage to the timer will result.
6. Stops automatically when wash cycle is completed.
7. Turn off faucets when not using washer. This is to protect the
water fill hose against excessive pressure.
I Cycle Descriptions 1
REGULARWASH
ULTRA WASH
REGULARWASH consistsof 15 minutesof agitation.You may setthe
TIMER DIAL at any point between NORMAL, LIGHT and QUICK for
complete flexibility,
Eliminatesthe needfor pre-spot productswhile providingcomparab!e
stain removal performance. Add liquid or granular detergent to the
washer basket, then place liquid detergent in the liquid dispenser.
Clothes soak for 30 minutes with several brief periods of agitation.
Water is spunout and cleanwash water is addedalong with detergent
for a 15 minute wash.
FINE WASH
FINE WASH consists of alternating short periods of agitation end
soaking. This methodinsures gentle handling. FINE WASH is used
with delicate fabrics or blankets & spreads that require special
treatment.
Note: The extended pauses are part of the cycle. The timer is not
malfunctioning. Do not turn the timer through these pauses.
SOAK TO WASH
SOAK TO WASH eliminatesthe inconvenienceof wash tub soaking
of stained clothesbefore the wash cycle. SOAK TO WASHprovides
a 30 minutesoak which automaticallyproceeds intoa 15 minute wash
withoutpump outof wash water. Briefperiodsof agitation are usedto
thoroughlydissolve detergent. Liquid dispenser is usedonly if fabric
softener is desired in the rinse cycle.
ULTRAWASH mustbe selected on theTIMER DIALand the ULTRA
WASHbutton mustbe pushed. Otherwise,the detergentwill be spun
out in the rinse water.
ULTRA WASH provides a warm water soak, warm wash and a cold
rinse. It also provides fast agitation and spin speeds, This cycle is
recommendedfor most fabrics(checkmanufacturerslabels). Use for
grass, ketchup, soil and juice stains.
SOAK TO WASH must be selected on the TIMER DIAL, The
TEMP. SELECTOR should be on HOT/COLD, WARM/WARM,
WARM/COLD, or COLD/COLD.
Washing Guide
Wash Load
Cottonand Linen,
White, Colorfast
Cottonand Linen,
Non-Colorfast
Cold Water Wash
Permanent Press
Whites and Colorfast
Permanent Press
Non-Colorfast
DoubleKnitsand
Delicates
CYCLE
SELECTION
COTTON
& LINENS
COTTON
& LINENS
CYCLE
SELECTION
AGITATION Speed* SPIN Speed
REGULAR
FAST
TEMPERATURE
SELECTION
Wash
Rinse
HOT
COLD
TIMER
DIAL
REGULAR WASH
REGULAR
FAST
WARM
COLD
REGULAR WASH
COTTON
& LINENS
REGULAR
FAST
COLD
COLD
REGULAR WASH
PERMA PRESS
REGULAR
SLOW
HOT
COLD
REGULAR WASH
PERMA PRESS
GENTLE
SLOW
WARM
COLD
FINE WASH
PERMA PRESS
GENTLE
SLOW
WARM
COLD
FINE WASH
*NOTE: Use REGULAR AgitationSpeed for heavily soiled durable fabrics. Use GENTLE Agitation Speed for lightlysoiled or less
durable fabrics.
( Lint Filtering System (A_omati¢) I
I Overl°ad Protector I
The Lint Filtering system does not require cleaning.
A built-in protector automatically shuts off the washer motor in case
of an overload. Thiscan occurif:
Washand rinsewaterisfilteredandre-filteredcontinuously
totraplint
shed by most fabrics during agitation cycle before it can be redeposited on the wash load. The engineeredhole design on thewash
basketinconjunctionwithwaterflowproducedbytheagitatortrapslint
away from the clothes betweenthe inner wash basket and outer tub.
Lint is automaticallyflushed from the washer dudng spin cycle.
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Out of Balance
Loads I
Your washer is designed to handle out of balance loads without
shuttingdownor interruptingthewashing cycle. The cyclewill always
be completed, but clothes in this cycle may contain excessivemoisture. Redistributetheclothes inthe washerand resettheCycle Control
for the finalspin period.
I SafetySpin I
If for any reason you open the washer lid when the washer is in a
SPIN period,the operationwill immediatelystop. IF YOUR WASHER
DOES NOT STOP, CALL YOUR JENN-AIR SERVICE CONTRACTOR IMMEDIATELY.
• Too heavy a load is beingwashed.
• Too many appliances are plugged into the line operating
your washer.
• A lowvoltage conditionexists on the line.
• Lid is opened and closed repeatedly.
The ovedoad protector permits the washer to start again when the
motor has cooled to a safe operating temperature.
if the motor stops repeatedly,call your Jenn-Air Service Contractor.
ThedispensermaybeusedforfabriosoftenerwithREGULARWASH
cycles or liquid detergent with ULTRA WASH cycle. The dispenser
should be cleaned after use of liquid detergent.
To clean the dispenser, hold the dispenser with bottom side up and
push inwardon the tabs. You are then able to c}eanboth parts using
warm water and a brush if necessary.
LIQUID DISPENSER
_INNER CHAMBER_-_.._
When the lid is closed, the operation will automaticallybe resumed.
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OUTERCHAMBER
TO reassemble,
holdbothpiecesinan upright
position.
Insert
the
inner chamber into the outer chamber using ribs to position parts.
Rotateuntil a stop is felt. Push partstogether firmly to engage locking
tabs.
1.
Usewarm or cold waterto wash lightlysoiled items;use hotwater
for loads that contain white items and loads that contain heavily
soiled items.
2.
Select a wash time and cycle according to the degree of soil.
Shorterwash times can be usedfor lightly soiled items.
3.
Save clothesof similar color and similar degree of soil until you
have a full load. An automatic washer goes through the same
cycle fora fullload or single pair ofjeans. The moreyouplan your
wash for full loads, the more electricity and water you save.
5.
If propersorting producessmall loads,adjustthe water leveltothe
size of the load. (Use enough water so clothes move freely.)
6.
Do not over load the washer. Overloading reducesthe cleaning
action of a washerand resultsin more abrasion, lintand wrinkles.
Infact, too large e load can waste energy and can require you to
wash the load again.
7.
Use the FAST Spin for highly absorbent items such as towels,
blankets,etc. This methodremovesmorewater and helpsreduce
drying time.
4.
Usea coldwater rinse. In mostinstancesa cold water rinseisjust
as effective as a warm one.
8.
Useyourwasherduring non peaktimesas recommendedbyyour
localutility company. This does not save you energy but helpsto
free electrical power during peak periods.
1.
After washing leavethe lid open until the interior is dry.
8.
Remove pins, buckles or other sharp objects from clothes to
prevent scratching the interior parts.
2.
Check hoses to be sure there are no kinks or knots.
9.
Clothes should not be stored in washer.
3.
Your washershould notbe installedor stored wheretemperature
will go below freezing, as damage to the washer could result.
4.
Occasionallywipe exterior with a clean damp sponge or cloth,
Polishwith a soft dry cloth. Do not use abrasive cleansers,
5.
Lifetime lubricationis done at the factory,so your washer never
needsto be oiled or greased.
6.
Do not lay heavy or sharp objects on top of your washer,
7.
Thetop ofthewasher shouldnot be usedfor removingstainsfrom
garments. Some stain removers,such as rust remover,will mar
the finish.
10. Bleach,detergent,solvents,etc. spilledon the top of yourwasher
that are allowedto remainwill removethe glossyfinish. Remove
all spills with a damp, soft cloth. Care should also be exercised
when using a prespotting agent since it may damage printing or
control panel finishes.
11. If you closeyour homefor thewinter, havea serviceman drainthe
washer. Unplug cord from the electric outlet and disconnect
hoses from faucets.
I Detergents I
[ Fabric Softeners]
Detergents come in many types and forms. Regardlessof the type
it is important to read the manufacturer's instructions and use the
correct amount. The proper amount to use depends on several
factors:
a. size of load;
b. degree of soil;
c. hardness of the water; and
d. amount of water,
Fabric softeners are designed to reduce static electricity, make
fabricssofferand fluffier, and minimizewrinkling. Thethree typesare:
rinse-added, dryer-added, and detergents with fabric softeners.
Most manufacturer's instructions are for washing an average load
with average soil in 16 gallons of water with average hardness
(5 grainsper gallon). Therefore, moredetergentwill be needed if any
of the following exists:
a. load size is extralarge,
b. clothes are heavily soiled,
c. water hardness is above average, or
d. amount of water selected was morethan HIGH.
Usingtoo little detergent results in a poor wash, while usingtoo much
causes oversudsing.
Non-phosphate
As phosphate content is controlled by law in some areas, most
detergentsare non-phosphate.Some granularnon-phosphatedetergents may be difficult to dissolvein cold water. They may also react
with the hardness minerals in the water to deposit a white "lint like"
residueon clothes as well as washer parts.
For
Rinse - Added Fabric Softener
These softeners should only be used in the final rinse cycle. They
should not be used with soap, detergent, bleach, water conditioners
or otherlaundry productsin the rinsewater. If usedtogether, they will
react and cause a white sticky residue to appear on clothes. This is
sometimes mistaken for lint.
The fabric softener must be diluted according to the manufacturer's
recommendations. Add fabric softener to the dispenser after clothes
have been added to the washer.
Dryer - Added
This type of fabric softeneris added to the dryer along with the load of
clothes. It may be in the form of a softener impregnatedtear-off sheet
or a slow dispensing packet.
Note: Avoidoveruseof fabric softeners.Too muchfabric softenercan
make clothes, such as diapers and towels, non-absorbent. If
this occurs, decrease the amount of fabric softener used or
occasionally omit using it. If fabric softener comes in contact
with fabrics, it may cause a stain.To remove,wet fabric and rub
the stained area with a bar of soap and wash items again.
Detergent
with Fabric Softener
Some detergents contain fabric softener in their formulation. Read
best results with non-phosphate detergents follow these
suggestions:
1. Wash garments in the hottest water safe for the fabric.
2. Pretreatstains and heavilysoiled itemsbefore placingthem in the
washer.
3. Follow the detergent package instructionsfor the amount to use.
4. Add the detergentto the washer first, then add the load of clothes
to be washed. Close the lid and fill the washer with water.
5. In some instances, soft or softened water may help.
and follow manufacturer'sinstructionsfor use.
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I Presoak
I
Liquid or Powder Detergent
Powdereddetergentsgenerallyprovidegood resultsfor mostlaundry
loads. Liquiddetergentsare particularlyusefulforcoldwaterwashing,
for washing lightly soiled loads and for pretreating spots or greasy
soils,
Presoak productshelp to breakdown certain typesof soils and stains
into simple forms which can be removed more easily by the other
detergent ingredients and the washing action. Washing products
containingenzymesare effectiveon protein-typestainssuch as blood,
baby formula, milk, meat juice, diaper soil, grass, etc. Enzyme presoak products are most effective when they have time in which to
work. Clothes should soak for at least 30 minutes and it is helpful
sometimes to soak clothes for several hours.
High suds or low suds?
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Moundsof suds are not necessaryfor clean clothes. Too many suds
can hamperwash action. The presenceof suds does notindicate the
correct amount of detergent being used. In very soft water a low
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Prewash
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sudsingdetergentmay be necessaryin order to useenough detergent
to clean clothes,
Prewash spray productsare helpful in removing collar soil, and other
stains. Follow package directions. Use caution when using prewash
spraysbecause they can remove markingsfrom dials and buttonson
I Soaps Ii
appliances,paint from walls and cabinets, or soften fingernail polish.
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Soap should not be used unless your water is very soft (0 - 3 grains
of hardnessper gallon). In hard water (above 3 gpg) soap combines
with water hardness minerals to form a scum of film. This deposit is
very hard to rinse out and can build up on clothes causing them to
become gray, dingy and greasy feeling.
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I Disinfectants I
I Water Hardness ]
Occasionally, you may want to sanitize your washer and laundry.
Sanitizing is desirableduring periodsof family illness to help prevent
the spread of infections from one family member to another,
Many complaints about unsatisfactorywashing results can be traced
directly to hard water. Water hardness is measured in grains per
gallon.
To SanitizeYour Washer
Hardness
Soft
Medium
Hard
Very Hard
Fillwasherwith hotwater,pour 1-1/4c. of liquidchlorinebleachintothe
bleachdispenseror directly intothe washer. Turn TIMER DIAL to 12
minutes;close lid or door, and start washer. Let washer completethe
cycle.
Grains Per Gal.
0 - 3 grains
4 - 6 grains
7 -10 grains
over 11 grains
Sanitize Your Laundry
Selecta disinfectantthat suitsthe load of laundry(fiberand color), and
carefullyreadthedirectionson the package.Followthemanufacturer's
directions for amount to use, and note any precautions. Carefully
measurethe recommendedamount of disinfectant,and add it directly
to the tub at the proper time in the cycle. Do not put any disinfectant
The local water company or County Extension office can supply
informationabout water hardness in your area.
otherthan liquid chlorinebleachintothe dispenser as itcould damage
the dispenser,
1. Increasingtbeamountofdetergentisaneffectivewaytotieupthe
water hardness minerals.
Ideally,softwater should be usedbothfor washing and rinsing. If your
water is hard, it can be softened in several ways:
2, Add a non-precipitatingwater conditioner to the wash and rinse
I Bleach I
water.
Bleach helps to whiten clothes, remove certain stains and soil,
disinfect and deodorize. Bleach should be used in the wash cycle,
The two basic types of bleach are: Chlorine-Liquid and Oxygen-
3, Consider installing in your home a mechanical water softener
which will soften the water as it flows through the faucet.
Type-Dry.
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Chlorinebleach canbe usedwhenwashingmostfabrics. Do notuse
chlorine-bleachwithacetate,rayon,silk,wool,Spandex,ornoncolorfast
fabrics. When in doubt,checkgarmentmanufacturer'scare label,
The correctwater temperatureinsuresgoodwashingresults. Select
the watertemperatureaccordingtothe fabricsbeingwashed andthe
degreeof soilpresent.
Alwaysfollowthe bleachmanufacturer'sdirectionsfor theamountto
use. usuallyit isbestto addbleachtothedispenserbeforeloadingthe
washer in orderto prevent any undilutedbleach from accidentally
spillingontoitemsin the wash load.
HOT
HOT wateris effectivefor washing most whiteitems or for washing
heavilysoiledcolorfastitems. It is alsohelpfulin removingbodysoil,
perspirationand greasysoils. If yourwaterheateris locateda great
distance from the washer, it may be necessary for you to set the
thermostat on the water heater to its hottest setting because water
cools as it travels from the water heater to the washer.
Chlorine-Liquid
Fabric damage relatedto misuse of chlorine bleach may not appear
until several launderings later. If undilutedbleach comes into direct
contact with fabrics, it will show up as rips, tears, holes, overall
yellowing or color loss.
Water Temperature }
WARM
I WARNING--Do NOT use bleach with ammonia. :I
WARM water
is recommended
for some
washing
normal
to lightly
soiled
regular,
permanent
press, knit and
delicate
items.
It reduces
the amount of fading and the amount of wrinkles.
Oxygen-Type-Dry
Oxygen type bleaches are mild, contain no chlorine, and are considered safe for most washable colorfast fabrics. They may be added
directlyto the wash water along with the detergent. Follow directions
on the packagefor the correct amount to use. Oxygen bleaches are
more effective in hot water. They are not designed for heavy stain
removal,
COLD
COLD water minimizes shrinkage and gives best color retention.
Usingcoldwater canprovideless effectivecleaning, so be sureto use
a detergent especiallyformulated for cold water. Since the temperalure of coldwater varies with the seasons,some itemsmay not look as
clean as in warmer water. Follow these steps for best results when
using cold water:
• Increase amount of detergent to about 1-1/2 times amount
normally used.
• Dissolve detergent in warm water before adding to the washer.
• Pretreat spots and stains.
• Increasethe length of washing time to maximum provided,
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Item
Description of Care
BEDSPREADS
(Chenille,Fiberglass,Beta R, Quilted)
ChooseHOT or WARM watertemperatureaccordingto colorfastnessand amountof soil. Set
water levelat SUPER. Wash separatelyfor 10 minutesat REGULARspeed. UseCOLD rinse.
Most fiberglassmaterialsshould not be launderedin your washer. Check label to be sure
spread is machinewashable. If it is, wash separatelyat SUPER water level. Check label for
correctwatertemperature. If none available, use WARM WASH/COLD RINSE. Agitate for
4 minutesat GENTLE speed.
BLANKETS
Man-madefabrics: Acrylic,nylon,etc.
Woolen (Washable)
Some nappedblanketsmadefromman-madefiberstendtopill. Check labeltosee that blanket
has an anti-pilling finish. Be sure to follow any directions that come with the blankets. Avoid
excess agitation. This methodmay be used for electricblanketsand sheets (if labeled machine
washable). Wash separately using WARM or COLD wash and rinse. If heavily soiled, soak,
otherwisewash 4 minutes using GENTLEwash with NORMAL spin speeds.
Measure blanketand pretreat heavily soiled areas. Set TIMER DIAL for maximum wash time.
Use SUPERwater level,WARM wash,GENTLE agitation and FASTspin. Add detergent. Start
washerandagitateforoneminutetodissolvedetergent. Stopwasher. Addblanketandimmerse
completely in water. Close lid and soak (without agitation) 10 to 15 minutes, depending on
amountof soil. Agitate 1-2minutes. AdvanceTIMERDIAL to endof wash cycleto remove water
from basket. Allow washer to fill with WARM rinse water. Stop washer and soak for
5 minutes without agitation. Advance TIMER DIAL to SPIN. Spin one minute. Repeat rinse
agitation 1-2 minutes and allow washer to complete SPIN cycle.
Layblanket on flat surface, and if necessary,block by gentlystretchingto original measurement.
Woolenblanketstend toshrink morethefirst timethey are washedbecauseof thecharacteristics
of wool fibers. Look for shrinkage controls on label.
CURTAINS/DRAPERIES
Checklabeldirectionsbeforewashing. Be surefabric iswashable,shrinkresistant and colorfast.
DO NOT wash lined draperies or fiberglass curtains. Wash curtains frequently as heat, light
and sun weaken fibers. Eventhough sunspots may not be visible, they could cause holes to
appear after laundering.
Removehooks, pins and trimmings. Shake to remove lint and dust. if heavily soiled,soak or
prewash in warm water. Place loosely woven or delicate fabrics in a mesh laundrybag. Wash
in small loads using ample water because crowding will cause wrinkles. Wash no more than
2 or 3 pairs of curtains; 1 long pairor 2 short pairs of draperies.
Use NOT wash for colorfastcottons and WARM wash for rayon, non-colorfastcotton,polyester,
nylon or permanent press fabrics. Use COLD rinse. Soak 5 to 10 minutes followed by 2-6
minutesof GENTLE agitation. Use SLOW spin.
DIAPERS
Rinsein COLD water immediatelyafter use. Soak in covered pail of clean warm water with
detergent. Beforewashing,spinexcesswaterfromdiapers. Launderin HOT water,detergent
and bleach. Agitatefor 12-14 minutes. Wash up to 5 dozendiapers. Use REGULARspeed.
ELASTICGARMENTS
Elasticgarmentspick up body oils readily. Becausethese oils are damaging,elasticsshould be
washed frequently to prolong the life of the garment.
Pretreat any soiled spots. To avoid snagging, close zippers, fasten hooks and garters.
Dependingon amount of soil, use either a HOT or WARM wash set for GENTLE speed and
wash 4-6 minutes.
FIBERGLASS
Read manufacturer'sinstructions.
Only FiberglassBeta Rfabrics may be launderedas indicated. Never usebleach. 13onot wash
fiberglassfabrics in your washerbecause the fibers can breakand remaininthe washer. These
glass particles could become imbeddedin the fabrics washed in the next load and cause skin
irritation. Wash a full load of items using WARM wash and COLD rinse. Agitate 2-3 minutesat
GENTLE speed.
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Care of Special Items (Cont.)
Item
Description of Care
FLAME RETARDANT FINISHES
To help reducethe possiblelossofthe flame retardantfinishthroughcontinuouswashing,clean
according to the instructionsfurnished by the manufacturer of the item.
LINGERIE, DELICATE BLOUSES
Use HOTwater for whitecotton, permanent pressor blends. UseWARM water forsilks, rayons,
acetates and colors. If desired,placevery delicatelyconstructedgarmentsin a meshbag. Wash
4 to 10 minutes. Follow with COLD rinse. REGULAR speed for sturdy items and GENTLE
speed for delicate items. Check hang tag.
PLASTICS
(Shower Curtains,Tablecloths,
Baby Panties,Rubber Boots)
Checkcurtains to be sure they are not ripped or torn. Wash shower curtainswithout detergent,
using packagednon-precipitatingwater conditionerto avoidwater spots whendry. Soak, then
agitate no morethan 2 minutes. (Usuallyshower curtainsare coveredwith sudsysplashes, thus
addingdetergenttowash is notnecessary.) When washing,useWARM WASH/WARMRINSE
and GENTLEspeed. Linedry.
PILLOWS
Do not wash pillows filled with kapok, fiberglassor cotton. Check labels on fiber-filled pillows
to make sure they are machine washable. Check to see that all seams and fabrics are strong
and will not break. If in doubt, place in zippered case or in pillow case and baste shut. Keep
outer coveringon foam pillows or place in zipperedcase. Wash pillows two at a time to balance
load. Placepillows inthe washer on oppositesides of theagitator. UseSUPER_l. After washer
fills, press pillows into water to remove air. Wash with WARM water and detergent. Stop
washer after 2 minutes, turn pillows over. Wash for a total of 4 to 8 minutes. Rinse. Use
REGULAR WASH or FINE WASH and REGULAR spin.
RUGS (Scatter)
Check label to make sure rug is washable and colorfast. Vacuum or shake to remove loose
surface soil. Soak or prewash rug if it is badly soiled. Use ample water as rugs are very
absorbent. Example of a load: One 4' X 6' or three 2' or 3'. Wash more than one small rug at
a time. If you wash onlyone small rug,add bathtowels to balancethe load. A large rug should
be distributed evenly around the agitator to balancethe load. Be sure the rug can move freely
duringagitation. Use HOTwater for white,cotton rugs. Use WARMwater for colors and rubber
or Latex-backed rugs. Wash 8 to 12 minutes at REGULARspeed.
SLIPCOVERS
Be sure fabric iswashable,shrink-resistant and colorfast. Shake or vacuum to remove lint and
dust. Closefasteners. Pretreat anyheavilysoiledspots. Wash insmall loadsusingamplewater,
as these items are often bulky and absorb a large amount. Soak or prewash if heavily soiled.
Use WARM wash with a COLD rinse. Soak 5 to 10 minutes, then wash 6-8 minutes. Use
REGULARspeed unless slipcovers are weakened by age, then use GENTLE speed.
SWEATERS (Man-Made)
Follow manufacturer'sinstructions. Treat as a delicate item.
Follow procedures used for woolen blankets. Check label to be sure it is machine washable.
Handmade knits should NOT be dryer dried.
WATER REPELLENT FINISHES
Water repellentfinishesare applied tosuch fabrics orfinished itemsas sportjackets, all-weather
coats and sleepingbags to provide protectionfrom rain or dampness. These finishes also may
resiststains. To maintainwater repellentproperties,it is importantto rinse itemsvery thoroughly
during laundering. Using a fabric softener,then pressingthegarment thoroughlyhelps maintain
the water repellentproperties.
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I o°..o-°
• Treat stains promptly.
For unknown stains, follow these steps in sequence until the stain is
removed.
• Identify the stain, if possible.
• Avoid using hot water on unidentified stains, as it might set the
stain.
• Never iron a stain as this will set it. Before you use any stain
remover, be sure it will not harm the fabric, finish, or color. The
watertemperature,typeofstain remover,orbleach, andeventhe
methods, may vary depending upon the fabric or color,
• Always test stain remover on an inconspicuous area (a seam
allowance, hem, or facing) to be sure it will not harm the fabric,
• Place stained area face down on paper towels and apply stain
remover to underside of stain. This will force the stain off the
surface and not throughthe fabric. Replacetowels frequentlyto
prevent stain transfer.
• Somestainsare difficultto remove. It may be necessaryto repeat
a procedureseveral times before a stain is removed.
CAUTION
• To avoid personalinjury, observe all precautionsgiven on the
product labelsof stain removersthat are flammable, give off
poisonousvapors, or that are poisonous if swallowed,
•
NEVER USE AMMONIA WITH CHLORINE BLEACH.
•
Thoroughlyhand
washinalla itemswhich
contain
volatileofsolution with a detergent
basin, to remove
alla traces
the
solution before you machine wash them. Only after you
thoroughlyhandwash and mach newash shouldyou putthese
items in the dryer,
]
1. Soak the stain in cold water for at least 20 minutes.
2. Work a liquid laundry detergent into the stain area and allow to
stand for 30 minutes, then rinse.
3. Launder in hottest water safe for fabric using ample amount of
laundry detergent. Use a chlorine bleach on white or colorfast
cottons. Nylons, acrylics, polyesters,rayons or other fabrics use
an oxygen bleachand warm water. Set washerfor 10 minutesand
allowthe washer to go througha completecycle. Soak silk or wool
articles in warm water and agitate very briefly, if at all.
4. Soak overnight using a laundry presoak product, following
manufacturer'sdirections.
5. Sponge the stained area thoroughly with dry cleaning fluid.
Repeat,if necessary. Rinse thoroughly by hand and launder.
I Pro.e.,
I
Use prewash sprays with caution as they can remove markingsfrom
dials and buttons on washers and dryers, paint from walls and
cabinets, and softenfingernailpolish. When youare wearingfingernail
polish, be sure it doesn't rub off on the items you are pretreating.
I Prewash I
Excessively soiled articles, such as men's work clothes, diapers, or
children's play clothes, need to be prewashed in warm water and
detergent to help loosen soil. Follow with a REGULAR WASH to
which detergent has been added.
Soaking helpsloosensoil. Soak in warm or coldwater with an enzyme
presoakor laundrydetergent. Let laundryproductdissolvethoroughly
before adding clothes.
To preventtransfer of dye, soak white fabrics separatelyfrom colored
ones. Soaking items for at least 30 minutes is recommended but
sometimesit isnecessaryto soakfabricsfor severalhours(particularly
those stains that have been in the fabric a long time).
You can soak clothes easily and conveniently using the ULTRA
WASH/SOAK TO WASH cycle on your washer. Be sure to follow
soakingwith a washing cycle usingthefull amount of detergent. (See
Cycle Descriptionson page 6.)
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This char appliesonlyto washable items. It does notapply to itemswhich shouldbe drycleaned, Always treatstains as soon as possiblebefore
laundering. Air dry articles to be certain stain has been removed; machine drying could make the stain more difficult to remove. You can use
prewash spray productsor you can rub detergent into the dampened stain.
Stain
RemovalProcedure
AlcoholicBeverages/Wine
Spongepromptlywithcoldwateror soakincoldwater30 minuteswithdetergent.Pretreatremaining
stain. Launder with an appropriatebleach. Use the hottest water safe for the fabric.
Blood
Rinse or soak in cold water with detergent for 30 minutes. Pretreat remainingstain. Launder in the
hottest water safefor the fabric. Use appropriatebleach. If stain still persists,soak in warmwater with
a presoak product.
Candle Wax
Scrape off excess witha dull knife. Placestain betweenseveral layers of cleanwhite paper towels,
and press with a warm iron. Sponge with cleaningfluid. Rinse. If stain remains,launder in the hottest
water safe for the fabric and usingappropriate bleach.
Carbon Paper
Rubdetergent into dampenedstain. Rinse thoroughly. If stain persists, put a few drops of ammonia
on the stain and repeat treatment with detergent. Rinse thoroughly. If necessary, repeat. If
colorfastness is in question, use hydrogenperoxide instead of ammonia.
Catsup
Scrapeoffexcesswithdullknife. Soakincoldwaterfor30minuteswithdetergent. Pretreatremaining
stain. Launder with an appropriate bleach. Use the hottest water safe for the fabric.
Chewing Gum
Rubwith iceto harden. Scrapeoff excess with a dull knife. Spongewith cleaningfluid. Rinse by hand
and launder usingthe hottest water safe for the fabric.
Chocolate, Cocoa, Coffee or Tea
Rinseor soak in cold water with detergent.Pretreat remainingstain. Launder using the hottest water
safe for the fabric, Use appropriatebleach. If stain remains,spongewith a safe cleaningfluid. Rinse
by hand. Launder again.
Cosmetics
Pretreatthe stain. Launder using the hottest water safe for the fabric. Use appropriate bleach.
Crayon
Rubdetergent or soap intodampened stain until a thick suds is formed. Work in untiloutline of stain
isremoved. Launderinhotwaterusingchlorinebleach, ifsafeforfabric. Repeatprocess,if necessary.
For stainsthroughout a load of clothes, wash items in hot water using laundrysoap (not detergent)
and one cup of bakingsoda. If color stain remains,launderwith a detergent and chlorinebleach. Use
warm water and oxygen-type bleach instead of chlorine bleach if colorfastness is in question.
Deodorants and Anti-Perspirants
Pretreat the stain. Launder using the hottest water safe for the fabric. Use appropriate bleach.
Anti-perspirantsthat containacidic substances,suchas aluminumchloride, maycausefabric damage
and change the color of some dyes. Color might be restored by sponging with ammonia. Rinse
thoroughly. If colorfastness is in question, launder in warm water. If ammonia treatment is required
to treat wool, mohair or silk, dilute with equal amount of water. Rinse thoroughly,
Egg, Meat Juice and Gravy
If dried, scrapeoff as much as possible witha dull knife. Soak in cold water withdetergent. Pretreat
,-'ruit,Fruit Juice
the stain. Launder usingthe hottest water safe for the fabric. Use appropriatebleach.
Soak in cold waterwith detergent. Pretreat the stain. Launder using the hottest water safe for the
fabric. Use appropriate bleach.
Glue
Soak in warm water with detergent. Launder in hot water if fabric is colorfast.
Grass
Pretreatstain. Launder using the hottest water safe for the fabric. Use appropriate bleach. If stain
remains,sponge with denaturedalcohol. Rinsethoroughly. If colorfastnessis questionable or fabric
is acetate, dilute alcohol with two parts water.
I
Grease, Oil and Salad Dressing
Pretreat stain. Launder using the hottest water safe for the fabric. Use appropriate bleach. If stain
I remains,sponge with cleaningfluid. Rinse thoroughly by hand. Launder again.
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Stain Removal Chart (Cont.)
Stain
RemovalProcedure
Ink (Ballpoint)
Spraystainwithhairsprayuntilsaturatedorspongestainwithrubbingalcoholor spraywithpretreat
_roduct.Rinsethoroughly.Pretreatstain.Launderusingthe hottestwatersafefor the fabric. Use
appropriatebleach.
Ink (Felt Tip)
Spraystain with liquid householdcleaner until saturated. Rubcleaner into stain. Rinse. Repeat as
many times as necessaryto remove stain. Launder.
Mildew
Pretreat stain. Launder usingthe hottest water safe for the fabric. Use appropriate bleach. If stain
remains, spongewith hydrogenperoxide. Rinse thoroughly and launder again.
Milk, Cream, Ice Cream
Soak in coldwater with detergent. Pretreatstain. Launder using the hottest water safe for the fabric.
Use appropriatebleach. If greasy stain remains, spongewith cleaningfluid. Rinse by hand.Launder
again.
Mud
Letstain dry, then brushwell. Sponge with coldwater. Pretreatstain. Launderusingthe hottestwater
safe for the fabric. Use appropriatebleach.
Mustard
Pretreatstain. Launder usingthe hottest water safe for the fabric. Use appropriate bleach.
Nail Polish
Placestain face downon paper towels. Sponge with nail polish remover or amyl acetate. Use amyl
acetate only on acetate. (Test nail polish remover on seam of garment first.) Launder after rinsing
thoroughly by hand. If color remains,bleach, if safe for fabric.
Perfume
Sponge promptlywith coldwater or soak in cold water 30 minuteswith detergent. Pretreat remaining
stain. Launderwith an appropriatebleach. Use the hottest water safe for the fabric.
Perspiration
Pretreatremainingstain.Launderwithan appropriatebleach. Usethe hottestwater safefor thefabric.
If fabric has been discolored, restore by applying ammonia to fresh stains or vinegar to old stains.
Rinse. Launder.
Rust
Apply rust remover accordingto manufacturer'sdirections. Launder. Do not use chlorinebleach on
rust stains. Do not use rust remover in washer or on washer top.
Shoe Polish
Scrapeoff as muchas possiblewith a dull knife.Pretreat remainingstain. Launderwith an appropriate
bleach. Use the hottest water safe for the fabric. If stain persists, spongewith one part denatured
alcohol and two parts water. Rinse thoroughly by hand. Launder.
Tar
Treat immediately before stain is dry. Pour cleaning fluid through fabric. Repeat. Stain may be
impossible to remove. Rinse thoroughly by hand. Launder.
Urine
Soak in coldwaterwith detergent. Pretreatremainingstain.Launderwith an appropriatebleach. Use
the hottest water safe for the fabric.
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Problem
Remedy
Prevention
Unt on Clothes
Are clothessortedproperly?Are you using Brushlintfromclothesor use a lintremover Separatelint-giver(terrytowels,sweat-shirts,
enoughdetergent,overloading
washer,leav- roller,
chenille) from lint-receivers(corduroy,peringtissuepaperin pockets,or overdrying?
manentpress,knits).UseGENTLEagitation.
Man-made fabrics, blends and permanent
_ressreadilyattractlint from cottonsdue to
staticelectricity.Use a fabricsoftenerinthe
dryer to lessen staticelectricity. Increase
detergent.Emptypockets.
Foodor cooking oil stainsonsyntheticfabrics Rub in undiluteddetergent,let stand 30 minare sometimes called "invisible stains" be- utes and rewash,using hottest water safe for
causeyou may notnoticethem when you put fabric,
clothes in the washer. If oily soils are not
completely removed in the wash, the oily
spots may pick up dirt from wash water. The
spotswillthen bevisible. Theyare notcaused
by the washer.
Are you usingenough detergent?
Wash syntheticgarmentsas soonafter wearing as practical, using more detergent than
normal and hottest watersafe for fabric.
Increase detergent usage.
..ststai.s
(Brown or Yellow Stains)
Do you have iron pipes?
Is there sedimentin the hot water tank?
IstherelronorManganeseinthewatersupply
reacting with soap, detergent, or chlorine
bleach? Iron in the water may be in a dissolvedform and not visible to the eye without
chemicaltest.
Flush hot water tank.
Commercial rustremovers. Toremove, usea
commercial rust remover, follow label directions as rust removercoulddamagethe finish
of your washer. Rinse clothesthoroughly by
hand before placing in the washer. After
rinsing, clothes should be washed,
If porcelain sinks and tubs have rust colored
deposits,iron probablyis present inthe water
supply. To correct, check with a water treatment company. Do not usechlorinebleach in
water that contains iron. Consider replacing
the rusted out water tank or use an iron filter
if problem is severe.
LaunderedClothes
Are you using enough detergent?
Increasedetergent usage.
Are you washing heavily soiled and lightly
soiled clothes in the same load?
Sort dirty clothes by amount of soil. If only a
few clothesare very dirty, prewashthem first.
Is the washer basket dirty from washing Wipe out basket and rewash dirty clothes.
heavily soiledclothes, rugs?
Shake out sandy clothes, vacuum rugs.
Prewashheavilysoiledclothes,such asmen's
work and children's play clothes. Wipe out
washer basketwith damp sponge or cloth.
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ProblemSolving Guide (Cont.)
Problem
Remedy
Prevention
Grayed Clothes
Is water hot enough? Are clothes sorted Wash in hottest water safe for fabric and use
properly?
adequate amount of detergent. Repeat procedure several times, if necessary,
Wash white cottons, linens and man-made
fabrics in hotwater. Hotwater is necessaryto
removeperspirationand greasyor oilystains.
Sort laundry by fabric, color and amount of
soil.
Are you using enough detergent?
Use adequate detergent. Start with amount
recommended on detergent package. Use
more for large loads or very dirty loads, or
when you wash in hard water.
Is washer overloaded and/or not enough
water for load?
Place unfolded laundryloosely in washer,do
not fill above top of small vanes on agitator.
Set water level according to load size.
Haveyou read sectionon soaking? Improper
soaking with insufficientdetergent couldbe a
cause,
Usually a 30 minute soak is sufficient. However,whenheavilysoiledgarmentsaresoaked
for extended periods, you may need to use
twicethe recommendedamount ofdetergent.
Is soap being used in hard water or is an
inferiorpoor quality detergent being used?
Use a phosphate detergent, if possible. In
] addition,usewaterconditioner,pretreatstains,
use hottestwater possible, use bleachwhere
possible, use presoaks, or install a water
softener.
Dingy White Permanent Pressi Nylons
or Blends
Is enoughdetergent being used?Are clothes Increase detergent usage. Nylon whitener
sorted by color? Permanent press, blends, may help. Bleach according to garment
etc., washed with pastel colors pick up even manufacturer'sinstructions.
traces of loose dye.
Wash whites by themselves. Use adequate
detergent.
Are heavily soiled or greasy items washed Tryusingaspotlifter. Orspongegreasespot
with other clothes? Is water temperature tee with safe drycleaning fluid; then, before it
low?
dries, saturate area with liquid detergent.
Wash. For old or heavy grease spots, clean
article in coin operateddry cleaner,
Remove grease spots while fresh. Wash
clothesin hotwater, usingplentyofdetergent.
Do not wash permanent press items with
other greasy items since they readily absorb
greasy soils.
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Problem Solving Guide (Cont.)
Problem
Remedy
Prevention
Is watertemperaturetoo low?
Wash in the hottestwater safe for fabric and
use adequate amount of detergent,
Use correctwatertemperature. Foradequate
results, hot water is recommended.
Is there too little detergent being used?
Measure detergent with a measuring cup;
follow manufacturer's instructions. Increase
amountof detergentfor heavilysoiledclothes.
is there hard water?
Use a packagednon-precipitatingwater conditioner.
Is too little water for the quantity of garments
being washed?
Make certain water level allows clothes to
move freely.
Was fabric softener used correctly?
Be sure to dilute)
Rub dampened stain area vigorously with Carefully follow manufacturer's instructions.
hand soap. Rinse,then wash. If many items Never pour fabricsoftenerdirectlyonto clothare involved,dry cleaning is recommended, ing.
The dry cleaning fluid used in the process
should lift temporary markings.
Doesdetergent laundryaid or fabric softener
contain a blue coloring? Failure of a blue
coloring in detergent, laundry aid or fabric
softenerto dissolveor dispense could be the
problem,
If caused by a detergent or granular laundry
aid, add 1 cup of white vinegar to 1 quart of
water. Use a plastic container. Soak item for
1 hour; rinse. If caused by fabric softener, rub
stain with bar soap; wash.
Add product first then clothes and start
washer.
Depositsfromacombination
ofoilysoil;water
hardness;fabricsoftener;low or non-phos_hatedetergentswhichcontainprecipitating
builders,
Conditionwasher with2 cups Calgon.After
launderingheavilysoiled clothes,wipe the
washtub,theinsideand outsideof theagitator with a damp absorbent cloth.
Particlesmay collect underthe agitator or on Rewashwith hottest water safe for fabric and
the outside of the inner wash tub and eventu- adequate amount ef detergent,
ally loosen and deposit on the clothes.
Inareas that have hard water or clay soil, use
a conditioner.
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Problem Solving Guide (Cont.)
Problem
Remedy
Prevention
There isno solution once this type of damage
has occurred,
Always measure bleach. Dilute measured
bleach in at least one quart of water before
adding to washer. Donot pour bleachdirectly
onto clothes.
Holes, Tears, Snags or ExcessiveWear
Improper use of chlorine bleach.
Too little water in washer or too large a load.
Load washer so itemswill movefreely during
agitation, and select correct water level for
load.
Are pins or sharp objects left on garments or
in pockets?
Remove all pins; check pockets of all garments before you put them in the washer.
Also, check wash tub for any objects.
Are snap,hooks,zippers,sharpbuttons,buckles closed?
Fastenhooks,snaps andbuttons; zipzippers.
Removesharpobjectsand buckles.This procedure isvery importantwhenyouwash knits,
which cansnag easily. Placesheergarments
m a mesh bag before placing in washer.
Is the damage from chemicals such as hair
preparations (bleach, dye, home permanent
solution)or batteryacid, and sometoilet bowl
cleaners?
Immediatelyand thoroughly rinsetowels and
otherarticleswhich havecome in contactwith
these chemicals before you put them in the
washer. Avoid contaminating items of clothmg with such chemicals.
Is damagecaused by treatment by manufacturer? Collars and cuffs of permanent press
items fray. (Because the permanent press
processweakens the fibers).This problemis
not caused by the washer,
This deteriorationcan be slowed by washing
small permanent press loads with a SUPER
water level. Do not wash heavy items, such
as towels, with permanent press.When possible remove collar stays.
Were there undetected holes or defects?
i Small,unnoticedholes,tears,or rippedseams
may enlarge during washing. Manufacturing
defects unnoticed at purchase may appear
after washing.
Check garments carefully before loading
washer. Mend all rips and tears.
Was REGULAR agitation speed used for
delicate fabrics?
Refertogarmentmanufacturer'scareinstructions. If in doubt, use GENTLE agitation.
Are garments weakened by aging, sun or
atmosphere?
Thisisaninevitableprocessandisnotcaused
by the washer. You may slow down the process by use of GENTLE agitation.
Is thereroughnessor burrs on agitator due to
damageincurredby heavy beltbuckles, etc.?
Examineagitator for roughness or burrs, and
smooth by filing, if necessary.
2O
Checkthe following list to be sure a service call is really necessary.
If the water won't drain:
If the water temperature is incorrect:
• Is the hose kinked or knotted?
• Is the WATER TEMP. SELECTION set correctly?
• Is the drain outlet clogged?
• Are the hoses connected to the correct faucets (hot to hot,
cold to cold)?
If the washer does not fill:
• Are the hot and cold faucets turned on?
• Is the electrical cord plugged in correctly?
• Is the water heater set correctly?
• Has a fuse blown or is the circuit breakertripped?
If the washer does not spin:
• Is the TIMER DIAL pulled out?
• Is the lid closed?
• Is theTIMER DIAL set properly(not in the off position)?Turn off,
letstandfor30 minutesthen restart. Motorthermal protectormay
haveengaged.
• Is the electrical cord plugged in correctly?
• Has a fuse blown or is the circuit breaker tripped?
• Are the hot and cold water faucets turned on?
If the washer is noisy:
• Are the hoses kinked or knotted?
• Is the washer level and firm to the floor?
• Are the hosefilters clogged?
• Is the load unbalanced?(Excessive vibration can occur when a
load becomes unbalanced.)
If water is leaking:
• Are the hose connectionstight at the faucets?
• Is the end of the drain hose correctly inserted in and secured to
the drain facility?
If You Need Service
• Call thedealerfromwhomyourappliancewaspurchasedOrtheauthorizedJenn-AirServiceContractorlistedin theYellowPages. Your
Jenn-Air ServiceContractorcan providebetter andfasterservice#youcanaCcuratelydescribeproblemsand givemodel andser_l nutuber
ofthe appliance.,Be sure to: retainproof of purchaseto verify warranty StatuS: Refer to WARRANTYfo_further informatiOnOfowner's
responsibilitiesfor warranty service.
• ff the dealer or servicecompany cannot resolve the problem, write to Jenn-Air CuStomerAssistance, c/o Maytag Customer Service.
P.O.Box 2370, Cleveland.TN 37320-2370.1-800-688-1100:(Unitedstates or Ontario) or 1-615-472-3333.
• Use and care manuals, service manuals, and parts catalogs are available from Jenn-Air Customer Assistance. c/o Maytag Customer
Service.
Allspecificationssubject to change by manufacturer WithoUtnotice.
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MODEL NUMBER
SERIAL NUMBER
(Numbers appear on the serial plate on the back of the control panel on the upper edge.)
DATE PURCHASED
JENN-AIR DEALER FROM WHOM PURCHASED
ADDRESS
CITY
PHONE
AUTHORIZEDJENN-AIR
SERVICE CONTRACTOR
ADDRESS
CITY
PHONE
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IMPORTANT
For Satisfaction Of Your Warranty m
Follow These Steps In Order
If serviceor partsare ever necessary,contactthe dealerfromwhomyou purchasedthe appliance.
If yourproblemis notsolvedlocally,pleasecontactusby mailor telephoneduringnormalbusinesshoursand we willtake the necessary
stepsto assurethatpartsor serviceare availableto you withinthe termsof ourwarranty.
Jenn-Air Customer Assistance
c/o Maytag Customer Service
P.O. Box 2370
Cleveland, Tennessee 37320-2370
1-800-688-11 O0
(U.S. and Ontario) or
(615) 472-3333
Limited TransmissionWarranty
Dual DriveTransmission --
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m[]JENN-AIR
AUTOMATICWASHER
GOLDENPRODUCTWARRANTY
All Jenn-Air appliancescarry a minimumwarranty of first year full warranty parts and labor, plus a second year limited warrantyfor parts only.
Warranties begin on the date of purchase. Product is warranted to customer* for home use only.
JFNN-AIR, will repair or replace, at its option, any clothes washer which evidences, within the warranty period, a defect in material or
workmanship.
LIMITED WARRANTY Second Through Fifth Years
During the period beginning with the expiration of the two-year parts warranty and continuing through the fifth year after the date of original
)urchaseby a consumer, JENN-AIR will:
Repair or replace any part of the outer washer cabinet that has failed due to complete rust-through due to defective material or
workmanship.
Owner will pay for mileage and / or transportation if required for service and all labor costs.
LIMITED WARRANTY Second Through Tenth Years
During the period beginning with the expiration of the two year parts warranty and continuing through the tenth year after date of original
purchase by a consumer, JENN-AIR, will:
Repair or replace any transmission that has failed as a result of defective material or workmanship.
Ownerwill pay for mileage,and / or transportation, if required for service, and all labor costs.
LIM|TED WARP,/_NTY Second Through Twenty-Second Years
During the periodbeginningwith the expirationof the twoyear parts warrantyand continuingthroughthe twenty-secondyearafter date of
originalpurchaseby a consumer,JENN-AIR,will:
Repairor replaceany innerand outerwashtub that has failed as a resultof defectivematerialor workmanship.
Owner will pay for mileage, and / or transportation, if required for service, and all labor costs.
TERMS APPLICABLE TO ALL WARRANTIES
Exclusions
JENN-AIR'S OBLIGATIONSUNDER THIS WARRANTYSHALL NOT EXTENDTO ANY MALFUNCTIONOR OTHER PROBLEMCAUSED
BY:
1. Unreasonable use, such as but not limited to:
(a) Impropersetting of controls (see Use and Care Manual).
(b) Improper installation includingfailure to conform to local electrical codes.
(o) Impropervoltage supply, loose electrical connections or blown house fuses.
2. Circumstancesnot attributableto a defect in material or workmanship.
3. Parts not covered by the limited warranty, during the limited warranty period.
4. Unauthorized repair, alteration, modification or adjustment.
To Secure Warranty Service
Contact your local dealer for referral to an authorized warranty servicer, or contact Jenn-Air Customer Assistance, c/o Maytag Customer
Service, P.O. Box 2370, Cleveland,TN 37320-2370, 1-800-688-11O0 (UnitedStates or Ontario) or 1-615-472-3333. To save time, your letter
shouldincludethecomplete modeland serialnumberof thewarranted appliance,the name and addressof the dealerfrom whom you purchased
the appliance, the date of purchase and details concerning your problem.
Limitation of Liability
IN NO EVENT SHALLJENN-AIRBE LIABLEFOR ANY INCIDENTALOR CONSEQUENTIALDAMAGESSUSTAINED BYANY PERSONAS
A RESULTOF ANY BREACH OF THIS WARRANTYOR ANY IMPLIEDWARRANTY UNLESS HEREIN OTHERWISE PROVIDED. SOME
STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSIONOR LIMITATIONSOF INCIDENTALOR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE
LIMITATIONSOR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
Additional Rights
This Warrantygivesyou specificlegalrightsand youmay also have otherrightswhich mayvaryfrom stateto state. No one is authorizedto
mcrease,alteror enlargeJENN-AIR'S responsibilities
or obligationsunderthese warranties.
*As defined in regulationsunderthe Magnuson-MossWarrantyAct.
mmmJENN-AIR
Printedin U.S.A.
@1995
Jenn-AirCompany
Part No. 35-4758-2
Cat.No.LWU2000UB
9/95
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