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GE MODEL WA7800R Use And Care Manual

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Safe* Instructions
Operating Instructions, Tips
Bleach Dispenser............................................9
Controls Setting Guide ........................10, 11
Cycle Setiings.............................................6,
Energy-Saving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
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Mini-Basket
Mini-Quick Cycle .............................................9
Operating the Washer............................5-
Limestone Buildup . . . . . . . . . . 16,26
Storage and Vacation Tips ........................26
User Maintenance instructions ................26
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Washer
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Problem Solver.......................22-26

More questions ?...call
GE Answer Center@ 800.626.2000
Preparation
Detergents, Other Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-19
Hard Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Loading the Washer................................5,
Pretreating .......................................1 1, 13, 19
Sorting Clothes ........................................5, 13
Stains ..............................................................2O
Stain Removal Guide ...................................2 1

Consumer Services ............,......27

Appliance Registration..................................2
Model and Serial Numbers ..........................2
Repair Service .................................................2
Warranty ........................................Back
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  • Page 1: Problem Solver

    Problem Solver...22-26 ...3,4 More questions ?...call GE Answer Center@ 800.626.2000 Preparation Detergents, Other Additives ....15-19 Hard Water ........... . 18 Loading the Washer...5,...
  • Page 2: Model And Serial Numbers

    Immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that sold you the washer. Para obtener la versi6n en espafiol de este manual, Ilame a GE Answer Center@, servicio de informaci6n para el consumidor, te16fono 800.626.2000. tiediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone.
  • Page 3 <onnect to adequate plumbing and drain facilities as described in the Installation Instructions. Turn off water faucets when the washer is not in use to relieve pressure on hoses and valves, and to minimize leakage if a hose or valve should break or rupture.
  • Page 4 Never climb on or stand on the washer top. Do not wash fiberglass articles in your washer. Skin irritation could result from the remaining particles that may be picked up by clothing during subsequent washer use.
  • Page 5: Sorting And Loading

    Use the Controls Setting Guide to help you make the proper selections. @ Select Wash/Spin Speed. ~ Select Water Level. SMALL: Washer is less than 1/2 full of clothes. MEDIUM: Between 1/2 and 2/3 full. LARGE: Over 2/3 full. MlNTI-BASKET: Not used for regular loads. See How to Use the Mini-Basket Tub section.
  • Page 6: Regular Cycles

    Soak Cycle— Clothes activate in a soaking agent for a short time, then the water spins out. Washer turns off at end of Soak Cycle—must be reset for desired wash cycle. Permanent Press...
  • Page 7 Mini-Quick Cycle— Provides a complete wash cycle in a very short time. Washes, rinses and spin dries clothes in approximately 14 minutes (plus fill time). What Happens in Each Setting (Approximate Minutes) Regular Cycles Cycle Selector Heavy Normal Light Soak Settings Soil Cycle...
  • Page 8 Instructions. —Select desired cycle (Regular, Permanent Press, Knits or Mini-Quick). 8. Pull Cycle Selector knob out to start washer. When washing stockings, panty hose and other easily tangled items, always handle separately. To minimize tangling, we recommend the use of a net laundry bag.
  • Page 9: Bleach Dispenser

    Then push in the Cycle Selector knob to stop the washer (keep lid closed) and allow to soak for as long as desired. After desired soak period, pull out the...
  • Page 10: Controls Setting Guide

    Denims (especially Indigo Blue Jeans) and other fabrics that bleed Rubber-coated Items, Laminated Fabrics, Vinyl, Plastics and Articles with Plastic Trim Pillows *Check size. Some slipcovers, draperies and bedspreads may be too large for automatic home-size washer WasMSpin Wash Water Temperature Speed Normol/Nornlal...
  • Page 11 You may preler [o use a mild type detergent. Do hand-knit garments by hand or in Mini- Basket tub. See How to Use Mini-Basket Tub section. Fill washer, add detergent and allow to dissolve before adding blanket. Do one blanket at a time. Pretreat heavily soiled spots with liquid detergent.
  • Page 12 Normal Spin. Use your Mini-Basket tub for very small loads. It uses less water than the small level in the big tub on this washer. You will also save on detergent and energy. Wash in off-peak utility hours. Your local utility can tell you...
  • Page 13 For detailed information on how to soak in your washer, see How to Use the Soak Cycle section. In addition to sorting to reduce lint collection, it is recommended...
  • Page 14 Use more water than you would for a regular load. Use a Medium Water Level for a Small Load; a Large Water Level for a Medium Load. c Remove clothes promptly as soon as washer stops and hang immediately. Load clothes dry.
  • Page 15 Should not be used in cold water. Those containing sodium carbonate as an ingredient may cause harmful limestone deposits on clothes and washer when combined with hard water. (See Detergents section.) May not perform as well as powdered phosphate products when diluted in wash water.
  • Page 16 Is your water hard’? If it is, and if you use a carbonate type non-phosphate detergent, you will most probably notice limestone* deposits on your clothes and washer surfaces. The hardness of your water and your washing frequency will determine how rapidly the limestone will build up. If your water is VERY HARD (11 or more grains) and if you wash just a few loads a week, you may see limestone buildups in just a few months.
  • Page 17 (480 ml) of vinegar in one gallon (3.8 liters) of hot tap water for 15 minutes. USE A PLAS~C CO~M~R. Then wash clothes in the washer using detergent. HOW WCH DETERGENT SHOULD YOU USE? The use of a sufficient amount of detergent is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your wash comes out clean.
  • Page 18: Hard Water

    ~RD WATER—DO YOU ~W IT? Before you can decide what to do about hard water, you need to know if you have it and, if so, how hard it is. If you live in a municipal area, contact your water company. If you live in a rural area, or in some suburban areas, contact your county agent.
  • Page 19 Apply these pretreatment products away from washer. The fabric may then be washed normally. Damage to your washer caused by pretreatment is not covered by your warranty.
  • Page 20 Mix 1/4 cup (60 ml) chlorine bleach with one gallon (3.8 liters) of cool water—approximately 80°F. (27°C.)—in a sink or pan. Soak stained area for 5 minutes and launder in washer. The Case of the “Invisible” Stain Food or cooking oils on your synthetic garments...
  • Page 21 (usually printed on label). with flammable compounds. Under no circumstances should fabrics containing flammable materials (waxes, cleaning tluids. etc. ) be washed in washer. Guide. dull tool to opposite page, If color may be able to restore it by sponging with stain remains, dry.
  • Page 22 LAUNDERED the oily spots may pick up dirt from the wash water. The spots will then be very visible. They are not caused by the washer. Wash synthetic garments as soon as possible after GARMENTS wearing. Use more detergent than normal and hottest water fabric can stand. If spots appear, mb in undiluted liquid detergent, let stand 30 minutes and rewash with extra detergent using hottest water fabric can stand.
  • Page 23 Dampen stained area and rub with undiluted liquid detergent. Rewash, using chlorine bleach if safe for fabric. Some fabrics will shrink whether washed in a washer or by hand; others maybe safely SHRINKAGE, washed but will shrink in a dryer. Follow Garment Manufacturer’s Care Instructions GENERAL exactly.
  • Page 24: The Problem Solver

    Leaving clothes in dryer after tumbling stops. Remove and hang clothes immediately. PERMANENT PRESS Too many clothes in dryer. Dry only one washer load at a time. Do not combine loads. AND “NO-IRON” Improper loads. Avoid laundering heavy Permanent Press items, such as work clothes, ITEMS with lighter Permanent Press items such as shirts or blouses.
  • Page 25 Make sure controls are set and Cycle Selector knob is pulled out to ON position. Make sure lid is closed. Washer will fill but will not spin or agitate with lid open. Check house fuses or circuit breakers. If another appliance is sharing the electrical outlet, remove it.
  • Page 26: Agitator

    Washer normally pauses between washing steps... such as between wash and spin or IN CYCLE between If you need more help...call, toll free: GE Answer Center” / 800.626.2000 / consumer information service USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS The Tub. The porcelain is self-cleaning. Leave lid open after washing to allow moisture to evaporate.
  • Page 27: Consumer Services

    Wdll Be There With the purchase of your new GE appliance, receive the assurance that if you ever need information or assistance from GE, we’ll be there. Ml you have to do is cdl—toll-free! In-Home Repak Service 800-GE-CARES A GE Consumer Service professional will provide expert repair service, scheduled at a time that’s convenient...
  • Page 28 To know what your legal rights are in your state, consult your local or state consumer affairs office or your state’s Attorney General. If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write: Manager—Consumer Affairs, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY 40225 This book is printed on recycled paper.

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