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Selecting A Cycle, Time, And Temperature - Whirlpool 2DLSQ8000JQ3 Use & Care Manual

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Water Temp
Use For
Whites and pastels
Heavy soils
Bright colors
Moderate to light soils
Colors that bleed or fade
Light soils
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) For an additional rinse and spin at the end of a
wash cycle, set the EXTRA RINSE selector to ON.
8. 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, Time, and
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, Time,
and Temperature
This section describes the available wash cycles and
temperatures, 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 labels next to the selections on the WASH TEMPERATURE
selector are recommended wash cycles, load colors, and types
of loads to use with each temperature. To use your washer,
simply choose the cycle on the Cycle Control knob that
corresponds with the one you chose on the WASH
TEMPERATURE selector. The selections are color-coordinated to
make washing easier.
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.
Cycle Control knob
Wash Temperature
Normal cycle
This cycle features high-speed agitation for cleaning cottons and
linens, and high spin times to shorten drying time. Select up to
15 minutes of wash time, depending on whether your load is
lightly, moderately or heavily soiled. For lightly soiled cotton and
linen fabrics, use the shortest time setting.
Super Wash - Select the 18-minute Super Wash feature to wash
heavily soiled loads that need maximum soil removal. Use two
times the recommended amount of detergent for this cycle.
Casual/Permanent Press cycle
The Casual/Permanent Press cycle starts with high-speed
agitation and then steps 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 or 9 minutes of wash time to clean lightly to
moderately soiled loads.
Delicate cycle
The Delicate cycle features low-speed agitation for gentle soil
removal from delicate items and washable knits. Low spin
speeds minimize wrinkling. Use this cycle for cleaning lightly to
moderately soiled loads.
Extra Delicate cycle
(On some models)
This cycle features extra low-speed agitation for gentle soil
removal from delicate items and washable knits. Low spin
speeds minimize wrinkling. Select 3 or 6 minutes of wash time,
depending on your model, to clean lightly to moderately soiled



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