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Selecting A Cycle And Time; Rinse And Spin; Drain And Spin; Adding Liquid Chlorine Bleach - Whirlpool YLTE5243DQ2 Use & Care Manual

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Selecting a Cycle and Time

This section describes the available wash cycles and will help
you make the best cycle selections for your wash loads. Each
cycle is designed for different types of fabric and soil levels.
The washer pauses briefly throughout each cycle. These
pauses are normal. Refer to "Normal Sounds" to learn more
about the sounds you may hear during a wash cycle.
Refer to "Understanding Washer Cycles" to learn what
happens during a wash cycle.
Cycle Control knob
Normal cycle
The Normal cycle features the Gentle Wash system and high spin
speeds to shorten drying time.
Use Heavy, 12 minutes of wash time, to clean sturdily-
constructed cotton and linen fabrics that are heavily soiled.
Use Regular, 8 minutes of wash time, to clean cotton and
linen fabrics that are lightly to moderately soiled.
Super Wash cycle
The Super Wash cycle automatically pre-washes the laundry and
advances into the Normal wash cycle. The washer does not have
to be reset after the Super Wash cycle. Use this 14-minute cycle
when washing heavily soiled loads that need maximum soil
For proper cleaning, use double the amount of detergent
recommended for the wash cycle.
Permanent Press cycle
The Permanent Press cycle features the Gentle Wash system, a
cool-down rinse and low spin speeds to reduce wrinkling.
Use 10 minutes of wash time to clean permanent press and
some synthetic fabrics that are moderately soiled.
Use 6 minutes of wash time to clean permanent press and
some synthetics that are lightly soiled.
Delicate cycle
The Delicate cycle features a reduced agitation speed for gentle
soil removal. Low spin speeds reduce wrinkling.
Use 8 minutes of wash time to clean delicate items and
washable knits that are lightly soiled.
Soak cycle
The Soak cycle features brief periods of agitation and soak time
to help remove heavy soils and stains that need pretreatment.
Use warm water when soaking. Hot water may set some
Use the amount of detergent or presoak additive
recommended by manufacturer.
The 2-minute Pre-Wash time features high-speed agitation to
loosen stains. Once the Pre-Wash period ends, add detergent
and start a new cycle.

Rinse and Spin

When using extra detergent for heavily soiled clothes, or washing
special-care items, you may find an extra rinse and spin is
1. Push in the Cycle Control knob and turn it clockwise to any of
the Rinse settings.
2. Pull out the Cycle Control knob. The washer fills to the
selected load size, agitates, drains, and spins.

Drain and Spin

A drain and spin may help shorten drying times for some heavy
fabrics or special-care items by removing excess water.
1. Push in the Cycle Control knob and turn it clockwise to any of
the Spin settings.
2. Pull out the Cycle Control knob. The washer drains, then

Adding Liquid Chlorine Bleach

Always measure liquid chlorine bleach. Do not guess. Never use
more than 1 cup (250 mL) for a full load. Follow manufacturer's
directions for safe use. Use a cup with a pouring spout to avoid
1. Let the washer fill and begin agitating the load.
2. Add bleach to the wash cycle so it can be removed in the
rinse cycle. Pour bleach around the agitator, not directly onto
the load.
Follow directions on the care labels. Do not use chlorine
bleach on wool, silk, spandex, acetates, or some flame-
retardant fabrics.
When soaking with chlorine bleach, add detergent to
soak water.
NOTE: Undiluted bleach will damage any fabric it touches. The
damage appears as rips, holes, tears, or color loss and may not
show up until several washings later.

Adding Liquid Fabric Softener

Always dilute fabric softener with ½ to 1 cup (125 to 250 mL)
warm water. Undiluted fabric softener can stain fabrics.
Add diluted fabric softener only in the final rinse.
Fabric softener should not be mixed with other laundry
products. Greasy stains can form. To remove greasy stains,
wet the stain and rub with liquid detergent or a bar of soap.
Too much fabric softener can make some items (diapers and
towels) nonabsorbent. If this happens, use less fabric
softener, or do not use it every time.

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