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Starting Your Washer - Whirlpool THIN TWIN LTE5243D 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
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
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
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 Extra 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 3).
2. Close the washer lid.
3. Turn the WATER LEVEL 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 Reset and
then to the desired new setting.
4. 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.
Water Temp
Use For
Whites and pastels
111°F (44°C)
Heavy and greasy soils
or above
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).
5. 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.

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