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Common Washing Problems - Frigidaire 134850600B Use And Care Manual

Frigidaire tumble action washer use & care guide
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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.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
Blue stains
•Undiluted liquid detergent or fabric
softener dispensed directly onto
fabric.
Discoloration,
•Not enough detergent.
graying
•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.
snags
•Unfastened
buckles.
•Rips, tears and broken threads.
•Overloading the washer.
•Degradation of fabric.
Lint
•Incorrect sorting.
•Tissues left in pocket.
•Overloading the washer.
•Not enough detergent.
•Undissolved detergent has left
a residue resembling lint.
•Static cling is attracting lint.
•Load washed too long.
Pilling
•Pilling is normal with synthetic and
(Fibers break off,
permanent press fabrics. This is
ball up and cling to
due to abrasion from normal wear.
fabric.)
Residue or
•Undissolved detergent.
powder on dark
• Some granular detergents can
items;
combine with hard water minerals
Stiff, harsh
to form a residue.
fabrics.
•Overloading the washer.
Wrinkling
•Overloading the washer.
•Incorrect wash cycle for wash
load.
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

SOLUTIONS
•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. Rinse.
•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
zippers,
hooks,
cannot be mended.
•Reduce load size. Rewash using correct
water temperature, water level, and amount
of detergent.
•Add nonprecipitating water conditioner to
wash water to remove detergent residue.
•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.
• Rewash load.
•Reduce load size.
•Rinse in cold water with liquid fabric softener
using the Perm Press or Delicate cycle.
•Soak in detergent booster or product
containing enzymes.
•Wash in hot water using full permanent
press cycle. Increase detergent.
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 discoloration.
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PREVENTIVE MEASURES
•Avoid overfilling detergent and fabric softener
compartments of dispenser.
•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 Washing Procedures for directions
on adding softener.
•Never pour chlorine bleach directly on fabric.
•Check condition of items before washing. See
Washing Procedures for preparing and
loading the wash load and adding chlorine
bleach.
•See Washing Procedures for sorting and
preparing the wash load.
•Do not overload washer.
•Use correct temperature and amount of
detergent, water and wash time.
•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 granular detergent.
•Do not overload washer.
•Remove items from washer as soon as cycle
is completed.
•Use liquid fabric softener.
•Select correct wash cycle.
•Use correct amount of detergent.
•Wash synthetics frequently using hot or warm
water.
•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.

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