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Understanding Washer Cycles; Normal Sounds; Laundry Tips; Loading - Kenmore 8873 - 24 in. Space Saver Laundry Center Use And Care Manual

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When the Cycle Control knob is set to a number and pulled out,
the washer fills (to the selected load size) before agitation and
timing start. The washer begins agitating immediately after filling;
agitation occurs with the washer lid up or down.
During agitation, the agitator creates a continuous rollover action
that provides a thorough cleaning of the wash load.
After agitation starts, the Cycle Control knob turns clockwise until
it points to an Off area and the cycle ends.
NOTE: The washer pauses briefly throughout
each cycle. These
pauses are normal for washer operation.
1. Fill
1. Fill
2. Wash selected
2. Rinse
3. Drain*
3. Drain
No agitation
No agitation
4. Spin
4. Spin-Spray
5. Spin
*The Permanent Press
i 6. Off
cycclepartially drains,
fills, agitates briefly, and
As with any new product, you will hear sounds that you are not
to. You may hear various sounds occurring during
the washing, rinsing, and spinning process. Between changes in
wash actions, there will be momentary pauses. You will hear
water spraying and splashing during the wash and rinse cycles.
You may hear air being pulled through the pump during the end
of draining or gears changing when the cycle changes. These
sounds are part of normal washer operation.
Preparing clothes for washing
Follow these recommendations
to help you prolong the life of
your garments.
Close zippers, snaps, and hooks to avoid snagging other
items. Remove pins, buckles, and other hard objects to avoid
the washer interior. Remove non-washable
and ornaments.
Empty pockets and turn them inside out.
Turn down cuffs, brush away lint and dirt.
Turn synthetic
knits inside out to avoid pilling.
Tie strings and sashes so they will not tangle.
Mend tears, loose hems, and seams.
Treat spots and stains.
Stained or wet garments should be washed promptly for best
Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled ones, even if
they would normally be washed together. Separate lint givers
(towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy, synthetics,
permanent press). When possible, turn lint givers inside out.
Separate dark colors from light colors, colorfast
items from
Sort by fabric and construction
(sturdy cottons, knits, delicate
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size loads)
Laundry Center
Heavy Work Clothes
2 pair pants
9 bath towels or
3 work shirts
6 bath towels, 3 hand towels &
6 wash cloths
Permanent Press
Mixed Load
6 shirts or
1 pair pants
2 double sheets &
2 pillowcases
2 pillowcases
2 shirts
or 2 single sheets &
1 T-shirt
2 pillowcases
2 pair pants & 2 shirts
1 camisole
or 3 dresses
2 slips
4 undergarments
1 set of sleepwear
1 half slip


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