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Important Detergent Information - Whirlpool 2LA5700XK Use And Care Manual

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Important
Detergent
Information
Detergents
and soaps
clean
by loosening
soil,
and by holding
It in
the water
so it drains
away.
If not
enough
detergent
is used, soil and
lint can settle
back
on the Items In
the load.
SOAP
works best In soft water
(O-4 grains
hardness).
In harder
water,
both the wash
and
rinse water
should
be softened.
Use enough
soap
to
make
about
1% to 2 inches
(3.8 to 5.5
cm] of suds
DETERGENT
works
in hard
or
soft water.
Package
directions
are
usually
based
on soft water
and
washers
with normal-size
iubs
Use
more detergent...
1 for hard
water.
2. for heavy
greasy
or
oily
SOIIS.
3. If the detergent
IS low
phosphate.
4. for cold-water
washes.
DETERGENT SUDS.
There are
high,
normal
and
low sudslng
pow-
dered
detergents.
If the recom-
mended
amount
of detergent
makes
too much
suds, switch
to a lower
sudsing
brand.
DO NOT REDUCE THE
AMOUNT
of detergent.
Use the following
chart
as
beginning
suggestions
for powdered
and
liquid
detergent
amounts.
See
your laundry
Guide
for more infor-
mation
(pages
14-22).
WATER HARDNESS IN GRAINS
O-4 Grains
4-10 Grains
IO-20 Grains
Powdered
Detergents
Low Suds
-
314 cup (175 ml)
1'14 cups (250-300
1'/4-l'/z cups
W
(300-350
ml)
Normal
Suds
1'14 cups (300 mL)
1% cups (425 ml)
2-2'14 cups
(475-525
mL)
High Suds
1-1'14 cups
2
cups
(475 ml)
2)/z cups (600 mL)
(300-350
mL)
No phosphate
- Follow
package
recommendations
-
Liquid
Detergents
I/S to 1 cup (60 to 250 ml), depending
on the brand
and
amount
of soil. Follow
package
recommendations.
These recommendations
do not apply...
l
In areas where
phosphates
are banned.
l
In areas with laws limiting
(by weight
or percentage)
the amount
of detergent
used in a wash load.

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