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Common Washing Problems - Frigidaire 134670100 Owner's Manual

Frigidaire washer owner's guide


Many washing problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory washing
results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.
Blue stains
•Detergent or liquid fabric softener
did not dissolve or disperse.
•Not enough detergent.
•Wash water temperature too low.
•Incorrect sorting.
Greasy, oily stains
•Not enough detergent.
•Undiluted liquid fabric softener
poured directly on fabric.
Holes, tears, or
•Incorrect use of chlorine bleach.
•Unfastened zippers, hooks,
•Rips, tears and broken threads.
•Overloading the washer.
•Degradation of fabric.
•Incorrect sorting.
•Tissues left in pocket.
•Overloading the washer.
•Not enough detergent.
•Undissolved detergent has left
•Static cling is attracting lint.
•Load washed too long.
•Pilling is normal with synthetic and
(Fibers break off,
permanent press fabrics. This is due
ball up and cling to
to abrasion from normal wear.
Residue or powder
•Undissolved detergent.
on dark items;
•Some nonphosphate granular
Stiff, harsh fabrics.
detergents can combine with hard
water minerals to form a residue.
•Overloading the washer.
Yellow buildup of
•Agitation time too short.
body soil on
•Wash water temperature too low.
synthetic fabrics
•Not enough detergent.
Yellow or brown
•Iron or manganese in water supply,
rust stains
water pipes, or water heater.

Common Washing Problems

•If caused by detergent, mix 1 cup (240 ml)
white vinegar with 1 quart (.95 L) water
in a plastic container. Soak item 1 hour.
•If caused by fabric softener, rub stains
with bar soap. Wash.
•Rewash with correct amount of
detergent and hottest water safe for
fabric. Add bleach safe for fabric.
•Treat with prewash stain remover or
liquid detergent.
•Increase detergent and water
temperature. Rewash.
•Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap.
•May be irreversible if rips, tears and seams
cannot be mended.
•Reduce load size. Rewash using correct
water temperature, water level, and
amount of detergent.
•Add nonprecipitating water conditioner
to wash water.
• Add liquid fabric softener to final rinse.
•Dry load in dryer.
•Remove lint with lint brush or roller.
•Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills.
•Reduce load size.
•Add dissolved detergent to tub . Rewash
•Mix 1 cup (240 ml) white vinegar to 1
gallon (3.8 L) warm water in plastic
container. Soak item. Rinse and rewash.
•Reduce load size.
•Rinse in cold water with liquid fabric
•Soak in detergent booster or product
containing enzymes.
•Wash in hot water (120°F/49°C) using full
permanent press cycle. Increase
Add bleach safe for fabric.
•Or, treat with color remover.
•To restore discolored load of whites, use
rust remover safe for fabric.
Do not use chlorine bleach to remove
rust stains. It may intensify
•Add detergent before wash load. Then
start washer.
•Dilute fabric softener with water.
•Sort items by soil level and color.
•Use correct amount of detergent, hottest
water and bleach safe for fabric.
•Use correct amount of detergent and
hottest water safe for fabric.
•Do not pour liquid fabric softener
directly on fabric. See package directions
or Washing Procedures for proper
•Never pour chlorine bleach directly on
•Check condition of items before washing.
See Washing Procedures for preparing
and loading the wash load.
•See Washing Procedures for sorting and
preparing the wash load.
•Do not overload washer.
•Use correct amount of detergent, water
temperature and water level.
•Use fabric softener in the washer to
lubricate fibers.
•When ironing, use spray starch or fabric
finish on collars and cuffs.
•Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.
•Increase water temperature using hottest
water safe for fabric.
•Do not overload washer.
•Use liquid detergent or use nonprecipitating
water conditioner with nonphosphate
granular detergent.
•Do not overload washer.
•Remove items from washer as soon as cycle
is completed.
•Use liquid fabric softener.
•Wash synthetics frequently using water at
least 100°F (37°C ) and correct water level.
•Use nonprecipitating water softener.
•Before washing, run hot water for a few
minutes to clear lines.
•Drain water heater occasionally.
•For an ongoing problem, install an iron filter
in your water supply system.