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Position the Filter-Flo pan on the agitator. Lint will
collect in the pan for easy removal when the wash
is finsihed.
See How to Use the Bleach Dispenser section for
information about the bleach dispenser.

Setting the Controls

Use the Controls Setting Guide to help you make the
proper selections.
SMALL: Washer is less than 1/2 full of clothes.
MEDIUM: Between 1/2 and 2/3 full.
LARGE: Over 2/3 full.
MINI-BASKET: Not used for regular loads. See How
to Use the Mini-Basket Tub section.
Tips to Help You Select Settings
Regular Cycles
For most cottons, linens, and
work and play clothes. Longer
wash times plus an extra deep
rinse, spray rinse and spin
provide thorough washing and
detergent removal.
Permanent Press Cycle
For loads of synthetic andor
delicate fabrics. A cold water
wrinkles in permanent press
shirts, blouses, dresses and
similar apparel with normal soil.
What Happens in Each Setting (Approximate Minutes)
Regular Cycles
Cycle
Selector
Heavy
Normal
Settings
Wash
1
Soak
1
Wash
Spin
3
Rinse
7
Spin
7
Total Time
37
1
(continued)
Permanent
Light
Soak
Press
Soil
Cycle
1
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7
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7
7
25
1
1
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.
Pull Cycle Selector
knob out to start the
washer. If you wish to
change setting after
washer has started, push
Cycle Selector knob into
stop the washer and reset to the new position.
Setting can be changed at any time.
Knits Cycle
A combination of agitation
and soak provides effective
polyester knits laundering.
An early and long spray rinse
cools down fabrics before the
washer reaches maximum spin
speed to help prevent wrinkie setting.
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.
NOTES:
Total time includes pauses between each phase of
the cycle.
Knits
Total time does not include water fill times. Fill times
Cycle
vary depending on household water pressure and your
4
selected water level.
2
3
23
START
,
STOP @
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