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Common Washing Problems; Preventive Measures - Frigidaire 131781700 Owner's Manual

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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.
Blue stains
softener did not dissolve or
temperature too low.
Greasy, oily stains
softener poured directly on fabric.
Holes, tears, or
hooks, buckles.
(Fibers break off,
has left residue.
ball up and cling to
Residue or powder
synthetic and permanent press
on dark items;
fabrics. This is due to abrasion
Stiff, harsh fabrics.
from normal wear.
•Some nonphosphate granular
detergents can combine with
hard water minerals to form a
Yellow buildup of
body soil on
synthetic fabrics
Yellow or brown
rust stains
temperature too low.
water supply, water pipes, or
water heater.

Common Washing Problems

Detergent or liquid fabric
cup (240 ml) white vinegar with 1 quart
(.95 L) water in a plastic container. Soak
item 1 hour. Rinse.
stains with bar soap. Wash.
Not enough detergent.
Wash water
detergent and hottest water safe for
fabric. Add bleach safe for fabric.
Incorrect sorting.
Not enough detergent.
remover or liquid detergent.
Undiluted liquid fabric
temperature. Rewash.
bar soap.
Incorrect use of chlorine
and seams cannot be mended.
Unfastened zippers,
Rips, tears and broken
Overloading the washer.
Degradation of fabric.
correct water temperature, water level,
and amount of detergent.
Incorrect sorting.
Tissues left in pocket.
conditioner to wash water.
Overloading the washer.
Not enough detergent.
final rinse.
Undissolved detergent
Static cling is attracting
Load washed too long.
•Use a lint brush or shaver to remove
Pilling is normal with
Undissolved detergent.
Rewash load.
to 1 gallon (3.8 L) warm water in plastic
container. Soak item. Rinse and rewash.
fabric softener.
Overloading the washer.
product containing enzymes.
Agitation time too short.
using full permanent press cycle. Increase
Wash water
Add bleach safe for fabric.
Not enough detergent.
whites, use rust remover safe for fabric.
Do not use chlorine bleach to remove
Iron or manganese in
rust stains. It may intensify
If caused by detergent, mix 1
If caused by fabric softener, rub
Rewash with correct amount of
Treat with prewash stain
Increase detergent and water
Rub fabric softener stains with
May be irreversible if rips, tears
Reduce load size. Rewash using
Add nonprecipitating water
Add liquid fabric softener to
Dry load in dryer.
Remove lint with lint brush or
Reduce load size.
Add dissolved detergent to tub .
Mix 1 cup (240 ml) white vinegar
Reduce load size.
Rinse in cold water with liquid
Soak in detergent booster or
Wash in hot water (120°F/49°C)
Or, treat with color remover.
To restore discolored load of


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 diluting.
Never pour chlorine bleach
directly on fabric.
Check condition of items before
washing. See Washing Procedures for
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
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
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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