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Starting Your Washer - Whirlpool 8539782 Use And Care Manual

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Starting Your Washer

Fire Hazard
Never place items in the washer that are
dampened with gasoline or other flammable
No washer can completely remove oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of
oil on it (including cooking oils).
Doing so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Electrically ground this appliance.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result
in death, fire, or electrical shock.
1. Measure detergent and pour it into the washer. If desired, add
powdered or liquid color safe bleach. Add extra detergent for
the Super Wash cycle.
Drop a sorted load of clothes loosely into your washer.
Load evenly to maintain washer balance. Mix large and small
Items should move easily through the wash water.
Overloading can cause poor cleaning.
To reduce wrinkling of permanent press clothes and some
synthetic knits, use a large load size to provide more space
(see Step 5).
2. (OPTIONAL) Pour measured liquid chlorine bleach into the
liquid chlorine bleach dispenser (on some models). Bleach
will be diluted automatically during the wash part of the cycle.
Never use more than 1 cup (250 mL) for a full load. Use
less with a smaller load size.
Follow the manufacturer's directions for safe use.
To avoid spilling, use a cup with a pouring spout. Do not
let bleach splash, drip, or run down into the washer
Use only liquid chlorine bleach in this dispenser.
NOTE: On models without a bleach dispenser, see "Adding
Liquid Chlorine Bleach."
3. (OPTIONAL) Pour measured liquid fabric softener into the
liquid fabric softener dispenser (on some models). Softener is
added automatically during the rinse portion of the cycle.
Dilute liquid fabric softener by filling the dispenser with warm
water until liquid reaches the crossbar in the opening.
Do not spill or drip any fabric softener on the clothes.
Use only liquid fabric softener in this dispenser.
NOTE: On models without a fabric softener dispenser, see
"Adding Liquid Fabric Softener."
4. Close the washer lid. Washer will not agitate or spin with the
lid open.
5. Turn the LOAD SIZE selector to the correct setting for your
wash load and the type of fabric being washed.
Choose a load size that allows the load to move freely for
best fabric care. See "Loading."
You may change the load size selection after the washer
has started filling by turning the selector to a different



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