Look for a care label on your clothes.
• This will tell you about the fabric content of your
garment and how it should be washed.
• Symbols on the care labels.
Normal machine wash
Do not wash
• To get the best results, sort clothes into loads
that can be washed with the same wash cycle.
• Different fabrics need to be washed at varying
temperatures and spin speeds.
• Always sort dark colours from pale colours and
whites. Wash separately as dye and lint transfer
can occur causing discolouration of white and
pale garments. If possible, do not wash heavily
soiled items with lightly soiled ones.
– Soil (Heavy, Normal, Light) :
Separate clothes according to amount of soil.
– Colour (White, Lights, Darks):
Separate white fabrics from coloured fabrics.
– Lint (Lint producers, Collectors):
Wash lint producers and lint collectors
Caring before loading.
• Combine large and small items in a load. Load
large items first.
• Large items should not be more than half the
total wash load. Do not wash single items. This
may cause an unbalanced load. Add one or two
• Check all pockets to make sure that they are
empty. Items such as nails, hair clips, matches,
pens, coins and keys can damage both your
washing machine and your clothes.
• Close zippers, hooks and strings to make sure
that these items don't snag on other clothes.
• Pre-treat dirt and stains by brushing a small
amount of detergent dissolved water onto stains
to help lift dirt.
• Check inside the drum and remove any items
from a previous wash.