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Using Laundry Product Dispensers; Starting Your Washer - Whirlpool 4GWTW5500 Use And Care Manual

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Using Laundry Product Dispensers

Add HE detergent to dispenser
Detergent tray
Add a measured amount of HE detergent
into detergent tray. This tray holds 89 mL
(3 oz.). Do not overfill tray – adding too much detergent may
cause detergent to be dispensed into the washer too early.
IMPORTANT: Use only High Efficiency detergents. The
package will be marked "HE" or "High Efficiency." Low-water
washing creates excessive sudsing with a regular non-HE
detergent. Using regular detergent will likely result in longer
cycle times and reduced rinsing performance. It may also
result in component failures and noticeable mold or mildew.
HE detergents are made to produce the right amount of
suds for the best performance. Follow the manufacturer's
instructions to determine the amount of detergent to use.
Using Oxi or color-safe bleach:
If using an Oxi or color-safe bleach laundry boost product,
add to the bottom of the washer basket before adding clothes.
HELPFUL TIP: See "Washer Maintenance" for information
on recommended method of cleaning washer dispenser trays.
Add liquid chlorine bleach
to dispenser, if desired
Liquid Chlorine
Chlorine Bleach
Do not overfill, dilute, or use more than 236 mL (1 cup).
Do not use color-safe bleach or Oxi products in the same
cycle with liquid chlorine bleach.
Add fabric softener to dispenser,
if desired
Fabric softener tray
Pour a measured amount of liquid fabric softener
into tray, always follow manufacturer's directions
for correct amount of fabric softener based on your load size.
Close dispenser drawer, then select Fabric Softener option.
IMPORTANT: Fabric Softener option must be selected to
ensure proper distribution at correct time in cycle. Do not
overfill or dilute. Overfilling dispenser will cause fabric softener
to immediately dispense into washer.
If Extra Rinse option is selected, fabric softener will be
dispensed into the last rinse.
It is normal for a small amount of water to remain in the
dispenser at the end of a cycle.

Starting Your Washer

Press POWER to turn on washer
Make sure the dispenser drawer is closed completely, then
press POWER/Standby to turn on the washer.
Select cycle
Turn cycle knob to choose your wash cycle. For more
information, see "Control Panel".


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