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GE WA5800R Use And Care Manual

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Operating Instructions, Tips
Bleach Dispenser............................................8
Controls Setting Guide .............................6, 7
Cycle SeHings..................................................5
Energy-Saving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Mini-Basket
Operating the Washer............................4-lO

Care and Cleaning

Agitator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .....................25
Limestone Buildup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14,25
Storage and Vacation Tips ........................25
GE Appliances
Washer
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More questions ?...call
Preparation
Detergents, Other Additives ..............13-17
Hard Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Loading the Washer................................4, 12
Pretreating ..........................................7, 11, 17
Sorting Clothes ........................................4, 11
Stains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Stain Removal Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Consumer Services ...................27
Appliance Registration ..................................2
Model and Serial Numbers ..........................2
Repair Service .................................................2
Warranty ........................................Back Cover
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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Problem Solver...2o-24 ...3, 4 More questions ?...call GE Answer Center” 800.626.2000 Preparation Detergents, Other Additives ...13-17 Hard Water ........... . 16 Loading the Washer...4, 12...
  • Page 2: Appliance Registration

    Immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that sold you the washer. Para obtener la versi6n en espafiol de este manual, name a GE Answer Center@, servicio de information para el consumidor, te16fono 800.626.2000. kediately M your gas suppHer bm a neighbor’s phone.
  • Page 3: Safe~ Instructions

    <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: Tm Tub

    Never climb on or stand on the washer top. Do not wash fiberglass articles in your washer. Skin irritation could result from the remaining pafiicles that maybe picked up by clothing during subsequent washer use.
  • Page 5: Cycle Sehings

    For information on how to use bleaches and fabric softeners, see Other Laundrv Products section. Close the 1 id. Washer will fill but not agitate or spin with the lid open. ~ Push Cycle Selector knob in and turn clockwise to your selected wash setting.
  • Page 6 Jeans) and other fabrics that hleed Rubber-coated ltenls, Lamimrtcd Fabrics, Vinyl. Plastics and Articles with Pltistic Trim Pillows *Check size. Some slipcovers, draperies and hcdsprcads may be too large for automatic home-size washer. Wash Water Temperature Cycle Hot or Warm...
  • Page 7 Fill washer, add detergent, allow to dissolve before adding blanket. Do one blanket at a time. Pretreat heavily soiled spots with liquid detergent. On electric blanket, sew a strong piece of cloth over plug to protect blanket and washer from damage. Do one blanket at a time. Pretreat heavily soiled spots with liquid detergent.
  • Page 8: 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 9 See Operating Instructions. —Select desired cycle (Regular or Permanent Press). See Operating Instructions. 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 10: Energy-Saving Tips

    Your local utility can tell you which are the off-peak hours. Use your Mini-Basket tub for very small loads. It uses less water than the small water level in the big tub on this washer. You will also save on detergent and energy.
  • Page 11: Controls Setting Guide

    Soaking can be either a completely separate washing step or a preliminary step to a complete wash cycle. For detailed information on how to soak in your washer, see How to Use the Soak Cycle. In addition to sorting to reduce lint collection,...
  • Page 12: Filter-Flo Pan

    Save time, energy and detergent by avoiding extra use of the washer. Try to wash a full load of clothes. If you can it is better to save clothes until you have a full load. If you must wash smaller...
  • Page 13: Detergents, Other Additives

    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 14: Limestone Buildup

    1s 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 ( I I or more grains) and if you wash just a few loads a week, you may see limestone buildups in just a few months.
  • Page 15 (480 ml) of vinegar in one gallon (3.8 liters) of hot tap water for 15 minutes. USE A PLASTIC CONTAINER. Then wash clothes in the washer using detergent. HOW MUCH 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 16: Hard Water

    MRD WATER—DO YOU ~~ 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 water company. If you live in a rural area, or in some suburban areas, contact your county agent.
  • Page 17 Apply these pretreatment products away from washer. The fabric may then be washed normally. Damage to your washer caused by pretreatment products is not covered by your warranty.
  • Page 18: Stains

    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 19: Stain Removal Guide

    (usually printed on label). Use extreme caution with flammable compounds. Under no circumstances shoutd fabrics containing flammable materials (waxes, cleaning fluids, etc.) be washed in washer. in very cold water. Use dul/ tool to Rinse thoroughly.
  • Page 20 STAINS ON the oily spots may pick LAUNDERED They are not caused by the washer. Wash synthetic garments as soon as possible after GAWENTS wearing. Use more detergent than normal and hottest water fabric can stand. If spots appear, rub in undiluted liquid detergent, let stand 30 minutes and rewash with extra detergent using hottest water fabric can stand.
  • Page 21 Dampen stained area and rub with undiluted liquid detergent. Rewash, using chlorine bleach if safe for fabric. SHRINUGE, Some fabrics will shrink whether washed in a washer or by hand; others maybe safely GENERAL washed but will shrink in a dryer. Follow Garment Manufacturer’s Care Instructions exactly.
  • Page 22: 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 23 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. c Check house fuses or circuit breakers. If another appliance is sharing the electrical outlet, remove it.
  • Page 24 Washer norrndly pauses between washing steps...such as between wash and spin or WASHER PAUSES between ~ CYCLE If you ne~ more help...~ll, toll free: Answer Center@ 8M.626.2~ consumer information sertice (continued) sure washer is level and firm to the floor with rubber fmt pads in place and spin and rinse. —...
  • Page 25: Agitator

    To Store Washer. Ask service technician to remove water from drain pump and hoses to prevent freezing. Do not store the washer where it will be exposed to the weather. For Long Vacations. Be sure water supply is shut off at faucets and drain all water from hoses if weather will be below freezing.
  • Page 26 NOTES...
  • Page 27: Consumer Services

    Wdll Be There With the purchase of your new GE appliance, receive the assurance tiat if you ever need information or assis~nce from GE, we’ll be” there. Al you have to do is cdl—toll-free! In-Home Repak Service 8M-GE-CARES AGE Consumer Service professional wdl provide expert repair service, scheduled at a time that’s convenient...
  • Page 28: Ge Answer Center" 800.626.2000

    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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