Sort by Sufiace Texture
Sort by Fabric
Sort by Soil
It pays to check and prepare
clothes for washing.
Empty pockets, brush out cuffs,
zip zippers, snap snaps, hooks
Do any necessary mending—rips,
Check all items for areas of heavy
soil or stain.
Remove stains. See Stain
Turn poly knits inside-out to
minimize fabric surface damage.
from ~ co~ons &
Soaking and Pretr-ting-a good
way to loosen deep soils and stains.
A thorough soaking with detergent
or special soaking agent is another
way to remove heavy soils,
embedded dirt and even some stains.
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.
LINT PRODUCERS—such as terry toweling and
chenille—give up lint.
LINT COLLECTORS—such as man-made fibers and
napped fabrics like velveteen and corduroy—attract
lint. These must be washed separately.
For more information on lint control, see The
Problem Solver section.
FOR INFORMATION ON
SOAKING AGENTS, see Other
Laundry Produck Guide.
Pretreat heavy soil by rubbing
in a small amount of liquid
detergent or a paste made of water
and powdered detergent or soap.
For best results, wait 1/2 hour
In addition to sorting to
reduce lint collection,
it is recommended
that fabrics of similar
on different fabrics
and loads, see the