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Selecting A Cycle And Time; Rinse And Spin; Drain And Spin; Adding Liquid Chlorine Bleach - Whirlpool THIN TWIN YLTE5243DQ3 Use & Care Manual

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This section d escribes theavailable wash cycles a ndwillhelp
youmake thebest c ycle selections foryour w ash loads. Each
cycle isdesigned fordifferent types offabric andsoil l evels.
• The washer pauses briefly t hroughout each cycle. These
pauses arenormal. Refer to"Normal Sounds" tolearn more
about thesounds y oumay hear d uring awash cycle.
• Refer to"Understanding
Washer Cycles" tolearn what
happens during awash cycle.
Pull Start
Cycle Control knob
Normal cycle
The Normal cycle features the Gentle Wash system and high spin
speeds to shorten drying time.
Use Heavy, 12 minutes of wash time, to clean sturdily-
cotton and linen fabrics that are heavily soiled.
Use Regular, 8 minutes of wash time, to clean cotton and
linen fabrics that are lightly to moderately
Super Wash cycle
The Super Wash cycle automatically
pre-washes the laundry and
advances into the Normal wash cycle. The washer does not have
to be reset after the Super Wash cycle. Use this 14-minute cycle
when washing heavily soiled loads that need maximum soil
For proper cleaning, use double the amount of detergent
for the wash cycle.
Press cycle
The Permanent Press cycle features the Gentle Wash system, a
rinse and low spin speeds to reduce wrinkling.
Use 10 minutes of wash time to clean permanent press and
some synthetic fabrics that are moderately soiled.
Use 6 minutes of wash time to clean permanent press and
some synthetics that are lightly soiled.
Delicate cycle
The Delicate cycle features a reduced agitation speed for gentle
soil removal. Low spin speeds reduce wrinkling.
Use 8 minutes of wash time to clean delicate items and
washable knits that are lightly soiled.
Soak cycle
The Soak cycle features brief periods of agitation and soak time
to help remove heavy soils and stains that need pretreatment.
Use warm water when soaking. Hot water may set some
Use the amount of detergent or presoak additive
by manufacturer.
The 2-minute Pre-Wash time features high-speed
agitation to
loosen stains. Once the Pre-Wash period ends, add detergent
and start a new cycle.
When using extra detergent for heavily soiled clothes, or washing
items, you may find an extra rinse and spin is
1. Push in the Cycle Control knob and turn it clockwise to any of
the Rinse settings.
2. Pull out the Cycle Control knob. The washer fills to the
selected load size, agitates, drains, and spins.
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A drain and spin may help shorten drying times for some heavy
fabrics or special-care
items by removing excess water.
1. Push in the Cycle Control knob and turn it clockwise to any of
the Spin settings.
2. Pull out the Cycle Control knob. The washer drains, then
Always measure
liquid cHodne
Do not guess,
Never use
more than 1 cup (250 mL) for a full load. Follow manufacturer's
for safe use. Use a cup with a pouring
spout to avoid
1. Let the washer fill and begin agitating the load.
2. Add bleach to the wash cycle so it can be removed in the
rinse cycle. Pour bleach around the agitator, not directly onto
the load.
Follow directions on the care labels. Do not use chlorine
bleach on wool, silk, spandex, acetates, or some flame-
retardant fabrics.
When soaking with chlorine bleach, add detergent to
soak water.
NOTE: Undiluted bleach will damage any fabric it touches. The
damage appears as rips, holes, tears, or color loss and may not
show up until several washings later.
Always dilute fabric softener with V2to 1 cup (125 to 250 mL)
warm water. Undiluted fabric softener can stain fabrics,
Add diluted fabric softener only in the final rinse,
Fabric softener should not be mixed with other laundry
products. Greasy stains can form. To remove greasy stains,
wet the stain and rub with liquid detergent or a bar of soap.
Too much fabric softener can make some items (diapers and
towels) nonabsorbent.
If this happens, use less fabric
softener, or do not use it every time.

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