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GE WA5857R Use And Care Manual

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Operating Instructions, Tips
Bleach
Controls Setting Guide .............,...............6, 7
Cycle Settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Energy-Saving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
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Mini-Basket'
Operating the Washer ..............................4–9
Care and Cleaning
Limestone
Buildup
Storage and Vacation Tips ...........,..........,.25
User Maintenance instructions .......,.....,..25
GE Appliances
Washer
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14,25
Problem Solver...20..................2o-24
More questions ?.,.call
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GE Answer Center
800.626.2000
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 Problem Solver...20...2o-24 ..,...3,4 More questions ?.,.call GE Answer Center Preparation Detergents, Other Additives ...13 -17 Hard Water ..........16 Loading the Washer...,...,..4, 12...
  • Page 2 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 informaci6n para e] consumidor, te16fono 800.626.2000. tiediately @your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. FOHOW the gas supplier’s instructions.
  • Page 3 If you did not receive an Installation Instructions sheet with your washer, you can obtain one by calling, toll free, the GE Answer Center~800.626.2000. —Properly ground to conform with all governing codes and ordinances. Follow details in Installation Instructions.
  • Page 4: Sorting And Loading

    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: Setting The Controls

    Total Time For information on bleaches and fabric softeners, see Other Laundry Products section. Close the lid. 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 bleed Rubber-coated Items, I.:nnin:ited Fabrics. Vinyl. Plas(ics and Articles with Plastic Trim Pillows hedspl-edds may be loo lar&e for automatic home-size washer *~hec~ sly,e S{)[llc SI ipcovcl-s, C\l-:\pcIics :ind 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 dete~ent.
  • Page 8 “EAW agent. 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 Cycle Selector knob to complete the cycle.
  • Page 9 (Regular, Permanent Press, or Knits). See Operating Instructions. L -– 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 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 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 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 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 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 15 (480 ml) of vinegar in one gallon (3.8 liters) of hot tap water for 15 minutes. USE A PLAS~C CO~~R. Then wash clothes in the washer using detergent. HOW ~CH DETERGENT SHO~D 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 ~RD WATER—DO YOU ~VE 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 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 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” Shin Food or cooking oils on your synthetic garments...
  • Page 19 (usually printed on label). Use extreme caution with flammable compounds. Under no circumstances should fabrics containing flammable materials (waxes, cleaning fluids, etc.) k washed in washer. launder and dry. **DO not ~lx chlorine bleach and/or rust remover.
  • Page 20 The spots will then be very visible. LAUNDERED 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, 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. 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 22: 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 23 Make sure controls are set and Cycle Selector knob is pulled out to ON position. s 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 24 POSSIBLE CAUSE WASHER IS NOISY Make sure washer is level and firm to the floor with rubber foot pads in place and front jam nuts tight. See your Installation Instructions. A sharp, distinctive sound will be heard at the end of each spin period as the motor stops and the spin brake inside the transmission “locks in.”...
  • Page 25: User Maintenance Instructions

    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 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 f100-432-273fl AGE Consumer...
  • 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 paper.

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