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Starting Your Washer - Whirlpool 2DLSQ8000JQ3 Use & 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
fluids.
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.
WARNING
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
powder or liquid color safe bleach. Add extra detergent for
the Super Wash/Heavy cycle.
Drop a sorted load of clothes loosely into your washer.
Load evenly to maintain washer balance. Mix large and
small items.
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).
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2. (OPTIONAL) Pour measured liquid chlorine bleach into the
liquid chlorine bleach dispenser. 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
basket.
Use only liquid chlorine bleach in this dispenser.
3. (OPTIONAL) Pour measured liquid fabric softener into the
liquid fabric softener dispenser. 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.
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
setting.
6. Select a wash temperature with the WASH TEMPERATURE
selector. The selections are color-coordinated with the cycles
on the Cycle Control knob so you can select a water
temperature that matches the type of fabric and soils being
washed. Follow garment label instructions.

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