6. Set the TEMPERATURE selector to the correct setting for the
type of fabric and soils being washed. Use the warmest water
safe for fabric. Follow garment label instructions.
Whites and pastels
Moderate to light soils
Colors that bleed or fade
NOTE: In wash water temperatures colder than 70ºF
(21ºC), detergents do not dissolve well. Soils can be difficult
to remove. Some fabrics can retain wear wrinkles and have
increased pilling (the formation of small lint-like balls on the
surface of garments).
7. (OPTIONAL) Some models have an EXTRA RINSE selector.
For an additional rinse and spin at the end of a wash cycle,
set the EXTRA RINSE selector to ON. On some models, the
Extra Rinse feature is part of the cycle.
8. (OPTIONAL ) Some models have an END OF CYCLE SIGNAL
selector. Set the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL selector to ON if
you want your washer to alert you when the wash cycle is
complete. The signal is helpful when you are washing items
that should be removed from the washer as soon as the cycle
9. Push in the Cycle Control knob and turn it clockwise to the
wash cycle you want. Reduce the wash time when using a
small load size setting. See "Selecting a Cycle and Time."
Pull out the Cycle Control knob to start the washer.
To stop or restart your washer
To stop the washer at any time, push in the Cycle Control
To restart the washer, close the lid (if open) and pull out
the Cycle Control knob.
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.
NOTE: This manual covers several different washer models. The
washer you have purchased will not have all of the cycles
This cycle features high-speed agitation followed by brief periods
of low-speed agitation for cleaning sturdy fabrics and heavily
soiled loads that need maximum soil removal. Select Super Wash
or Regular depending on whether your load is moderately or
heavily soiled. For improved cleaning, use twice the amount of
detergent recommended for a wash cycle. The Heavy cycle
features Extra Rinse as part of the cycle.
Super Wash - Select the Super Wash setting to wash heavily
soiled loads that need maximum soil removal. Use twice the
amount of detergent recommended for a wash cycle.
This cycle features high-speed agitation followed by a brief
period of low-speed agitation for cleaning cottons and linens.
High spin speeds shorten drying time. Select 6 to 15 minutes of
wash time, depending on your model, for loads that are
moderately or heavily soiled. For lightly soiled loads, use the
shortest time setting.
Casual/Permanent Press cycle
This cycle starts with high-speed agitation and then steps down
to low-speed agitation for cleaning permanent press blends and
synthetic fabrics. To minimize wrinkling, this cycle features a
cool-down rinse and a low-speed final spin. Select 6 to
10 minutes of wash time, depending on your model, to clean
lightly to moderately soiled loads.
This cycle features low-speed agitation for gentle soil removal from
delicate items and washable knits. Low spin speeds minimize
wrinkling. Select 3 to 9 minutes of wash time, depending on your
model, to clean lightly to moderately soiled loads.
Hand Washables cycle
This cycle features a series of brief, low-speed agitations and
short soaks to gently clean special-care items. Low spin speeds
minimize wrinkling. Wash small loads. If items appear to be
floating (due to trapped air), stop the washer by pushing in the
Cycle Control knob. Push items down into the washer. Restart
Quick Wash cycle
This cycle features low-speed agitation for gentle soil removal, while
providing high spin speeds to shorten drying times. Select this cycle
for small loads of lightly soiled items that you need in a hurry.
This cycle features brief periods of agitation and soak time to
remove heavy soils and stains that need pretreatment. Use warm
water when soaking laundry. Hot water can set stains. Use the
amount of detergent or presoak additive recommended by the
manufacturer. When the Soak cycle ends, add detergent and
start a new wash cycle.