RCA WRW2505K Use And Care Manual page 12

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IS
yOUr
w~te~ ~~~~? If it
is, and
washersurfaces.Thehardness
if youuse a carbonatetypenon-
of yourwaterandyourwashing
phosphatedetergent,youwill
frequencywilldeterminehow
mostDrobab}v n oticelimestone*
rapidlythe limestonewillbuild
(11
or moregrains)and if youwas
just a fewloadsa week,youmay
seelimestonebuildupsinjust a few
months.
depo~tson y;ur clothesand
ufi.If~our wateris VERYHARD
EMect$
on Clothes
Althoughlimestonebuildupoccurs
morerapidlyon cotton,it will
eventuallyaffectvariousfabricsin
the followingways:
* Givesa stiff, harsh, roughfeelto
fabricssuchas toweling.
@ Causescolorsto fadeandbecome
dulland dingy.
* Causesgrayingof fabrics.
@ Leavesa white,powderyresidue
on dark-coloreditems.
@ Causesspot-fading of bright
colorsas a resultof directcontact
withdetergent.
@ Reduceswrinkle-resistance of
permanentpress fabrics.
@ Destroyseffectiveness of flame-
retardantfinisheson cottonssuch
as children'ssleepwear.
@ Increasesfabricwearbecause
of the scrubbingactionbetween
limestonedepositson the fabrics
duringwasheragitation.
mm
on -her
@ Unsightlybuildupon all washer
surfacesexposedto the wash
solution.
~Mat-like, c rustyformations caused
by lint adheringto the stic~
limestonedeposits.
@ Increasedservicecallsbecause
of limestonedepositsin thepump,
recirculationwaterhoses,filters
andother washerparts.
QReducedusefil lifeof washer.
komendd
meth*
to
tiuse
bane
btidup
~ Use a powderedphosphate
detergentor a liquiddetergentif
theseare availablein yourarea.
@ Installa homewatersoftener.
This willsignificantly reduce
limestonebuildup.
~ Use a packagednon-precipitating
watersoftener,suchas Calgon
brandwithphosphate.
M
mm
pmctices
may deby ti-ne
we
to Cloti=
The followingrecommendations
willtemporarilydelaythe effects
of limestoneon yourclothes.
Theseare generallygoodwashing
practicesand willgivebettersoil
removalwhetheror notyouhave
hard wateror usecarbonate
detergent.
@ Usehotterwashwater,for
exampleup to 150°F. f or cottons.
This alsoimprovesoily-soil
removal.
@ If youwashin coolerwaterto
saveenergy,use moredetergentto
promotebetterwashing.Alsobe
sure to usebleachon bleachable
fabrics.Use hot waterwhenever
possible.
~ Adddetergentandallowwasher
to fill andagitateforthreeor four
minutesto dissolvedetergent
beforeaddingclothes.
@ Increaseamountofdetergent.
Seeguideon oppositepagefor
recommended detergent a mounts
in relationto waterhardness.
Qkc=
useofbleaches, p resoaks,
packaged waterconditioners, prewash
soiland stainremoversto helpin
removingstubbornsoilsand stains.
~ Use greatercarein sortingloads.
Washverydirty loadsseparately
and increasedetergentto helpkeep
dirt fromredepositing on less
soileditems.Washdelicateitems
separatelyto preventdamagefrom
heavy,sturdyclothes.
~Washsmallerloadsto increase
cleaningactionof washer.
~Use fabricsofienerto counteract
stiffnessor harshnessin clothes.
,
Howto partiaUyrestoreclothes
Onceclotheshavedeveloped
deposits,theymaybe partially
restoredby soakingin a solution
of twocupsofvinegarin onegallon
of hottap-water for-15minute;.
uSE A PLASTICCONTAINER.
Thenwashclothesin the washer
usingdetergent.
1
~ Do not usevinegarsoak
solutionin washer.The acidic
actionof the vinegarmay
damagethe porcelain.
~Vinegarsoaksolutionmay
reducethe wrinkle-resistance
of permanentpress fabrics.
@ Vinegarsoakmaydamage
the dyesin somefabrics.
*LIMESTONE-technically called CALCIUM CARBONATE—iscaused by the
reaction of the calcium in the hard water with the sodium carbonate in the detergent,

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