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Laundry Tips - Whirlpool LMR4131A Use And Care Manual

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Laundry
Tips
In This Section
Pags
Before you wash ...............................................
11
Removing
stains ...............................................
12
Water usage guide ............................................
15
Using laundry
aids ...........................................
16
Washing
special-care
items ............................
17
Page
Salving
laundering
problems
.......................
19
Caring for your washer..
...............................
.20
Saving energy
...............................................
.20
Winterizing
your washer
..............................
.20
This section reviews proper laundering techniques, gives you additional washing information and
discusses solutions to common laundering problems.
Before
you wash
Preparing
clothes
for washing
l
Empty pockets and turn them inside out.
l
Turn down cuffs and brush away lint and dirt.
l
Turn synthetic knits inside out to avoid pilling.
l
Close zippers, snaps and hooks to avoid
snagging other items. Remove pins, buckles
and other hard objects to avoid scratching
the washer interior.
l
Remove unwashable trim and ornaments.
l
Tie strings and sashes so they will not
tangle.
l
Mend tears, loose hems and seams.
l
Treat spots and stains. (See page 12 for
pretreatment and stain removal information.)
l
Stained or wet garments should be washed
promptly for best results.
Sorting
l
Separate dark from light colors, colorfast
from non-colorfast.
l
Sort by fabric and construction (sturdy
cottons, knits, delicate items).
l
Separate heavily soiled items from lightly
soiled ones even if they would normally be
washed together.
l
Separate lint givers (towels, chenille) from
lint takers (corduroy, synthetics, permanent
press). When possible, turn lint givers inside
out.
Loading
l
Load washer properly. Overloading or
packing can:
-cause poor cleaning.
-increase wrinkling.
-create excessive lint.
-wear out items faster (because of pilling).
l
Load by the amount of space items take up,
not by their weight.
l
Drop items into washer loosely. Fill to the top
of the basket, but do not pack or wrap items
around the agitator.
l
Items should move easily through wash
water for best cleaning and wrinkle-free
results. Watch for rollover. Items should sink
and reappear later.
l
Mix large and small items in each load. Load
evenly to maintain washer balance. An off-
balance load can make the machine vibrate
during spin.
l
To reduce wrinkling, permanent press and
synthetic knits should have more room to
move in the water than heavy items (towels,
jeans).
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