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Hard Water - RCA WRW4800S Operating Instructions Manual

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HOW
MUCH DETERGENTSHOaD YOU USE?
The use of a sufficientamountof detergentis oneof themost
importantthingsyou can do to makesureyourwashcomesoutclean.
Alwaysfollowthe detergentmanufacturer's recommendedamount.
Amountrequiredvaries
accordingto:
1.Waterhardness
2. Amountof soil
3. Sizeof load
4. Typeof detergent
5. Washtemperature
Use moredetergentif
you have...
1.Hard water
2. Largeloads
3. Greasyor oily soils
4. Lowerwashtemperature
5. Lowphosphatedetergent
If therecommended amountof
detergentproducestoo manysuds,
switchto a lowersudsingdetergent
brand,and followinstructions
on package.
Usingtoo little
detergentis a
~
=
commoncause
=
of laundry
=
problems.Always
-
measuredetergent
in a standardmeasuringcup.
Howto use detergent;
granular, powde~ orliquid:
For best results,add detergentto
the washbasketbeforeloading
clothes.If you load yourclothes
first, add detergentnext to the
agitator.
Beforeyou can decidewhatto do abouthard
water,you need to knowif you haveit and,if so,
how hard it is.
~If you live in a municipalarea, contactyour
watercompany.
eIf you live in a rural area,or in somesuburbanareas,
contactyourcountyagent.
The answerwill be "youhave 'somanygrains'per
gallon(3.8 liters)."This means:
Oto 3.5 grainsper gallon(3.8liters)—SOFT
3.6 to 7 grains—HARD
If yourwateris SOFT,you haveno problem.You
can use soap or detergentas you prefer and forgetall
abouthard water.If you have HARDwater—lessthan
10grains-and you use phosphatedetergent,you also
haveno problem.
But, if you havemorethan 10grains,you will need
@
to softenyourwaterwith eithe;...
-
1.An installedwatersoftenerin your ~ome,or
2. Theuse of a packagedwater softener.
For informationon watersofteners,see the
manufacturer's recommendations.
7.1 to 10.5grains-VERY HARD
10.6grainsand over—EXTREMELY HARD
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