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GE WA8600R Use And Care Manual

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Operating Instructions, Tips
Bleach Dispenser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Controls Setting Guide .............................8, 9
Cycle Settings .............................................6, 7
Energy-Saving Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Operating the Washer............................5- 11
Agitator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ...............25
Limestone Buildup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15,25
Storage and Vacation Tips ........................25
User Maintenance instructions ................25
GE Appliances
Washer
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Problem Solver .......,...........,...2 l-25
More questions ?...call
GE Answer Center" 800.626.2000
Preparation
Detergents, Other Additives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-18
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Loading the Washer................................5, 13
Pretreating .........................................9, 12, 18
Sorting Clothes ........................................5, 12
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Stain Removal Guide...................................2O
Consumer Services ...................27
Appliance Registration ..................................2
Model and Serial Numbers ..........................2
Repair Service ......,..........................................2
Warranty ...................................,....Back Cover
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  • Page 1 GE Appliances Washer Problem Solver ...,...,...2 l-25 ...3,4 More questions ?...call GE Answer Center” 800.626.2000 Preparation Detergents, Other Additives ....14-18 Hard Loading the Washer...5, 13 Pretreating ...9, 12, 18 Sorting Clothes ...5, 12...
  • Page 2 Keep it handy for answers to your questions. If you don’t understand something or need more help, write (include your phone number) Consumer Affairs GE Appliances, Appliance Park Louisville, KY 40225 To obtain a Spanish language version of this book, call GE Answer Center ”...
  • Page 3 <onnect to adequate plumbing and drain facilities as described in the Installation Instructions. Q 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

    For information on bleaches and fabric softeners, see Other Laundry Products section, Close the 1 id. Washer wi I I fi I I but not agitate or spin with the lid open Push Cycle Selector knob in and turn clockwise to your selected wash setting.
  • Page 6: Regular Cycles

    T~S 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 and/or delicate fabrics. A cold water cooldown helps prevent set-in wrinkles in permanent press shirts, blouses, dresses and similar apparel with normal soil.
  • Page 7: Prewash Cycle

    Washer nlust he reset for desired wash cycle. — Erf,aciean,”g Soak Cycle— Clothes activate in d soaking agent t’or a short tinle, then the water spins out. Washer turns oft at end CJ1’ Soak Cyc]e—nlus( be reset for desired wash cycle.
  • Page 8 Jeans) and other fabrics that bleed Rubber-coated Items, Laminated F~brics, Vinyl, Plastics ond Articles with Plastic Trim Pillows size. Some SI ipcovers. draperies and bedspreads may be too large for automatic home-size washer. *Chtck Wash Water Temperature Cycle HOI or Warm...
  • Page 9 Fill washer, add detergent, allow~o dissolve-before ad~ng blanket~Do one b~nket at ~“~me. 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 10 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 11 Under normal soil conditions, wash in water above 80°F. (27°C.). This generally means using the Warm Wash temperature setting on your washer—temperatures approximately 90°F.–l 10°F. (32°C.-380C.) or hand comfortable. If you notice that soil has accumulated after several consecutive washings, use Hot Wash occasionally, if safe for fabrics.
  • Page 12 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. FOR INFORMATION ON SOAKING AGENTS, see Other Laundry Products Guide.
  • Page 13 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 14 Should 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 15 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 16 Concentrated Powder ppe LIQUID 0-10 Grains CAUTIONS: Do not use vinegar soak solution in washer. The acidic action of the vinegar may damage the porcelain. Vinegar soak solution may reduce the wrinkle-resistance of permanent press fabrics. Vinegar soak may damage the dyes in some fabrics.
  • Page 17 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 1 ive in a municipal area, contact your water company. [f you 1 ive in a rural area, or in some suburban areas, contact your county agent.
  • Page 18 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 19 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 20 (usually printed on label). Use extreme caution with flammable compounds. Under no circumstances should fabrics containing flammable materials (waxes, cleaning fluids, etc.) be washed in washer. Guide. dul/ too/” fo bleach...
  • Page 21 The spots will LAUNDERED then be very visible. They are not caused by the washer. Wash synthetic garments GARMENTS as soon as possible after wearing. Use more detergent than normal and hottest water fabric can stand.
  • Page 22: The Problem Solver

    See Other Laundry Products section. To remove stiins: 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 may be SHRINKAGE, GENERAL safely washed but will shrink in a dryer.
  • Page 23 Delicate heat. having clothes in dryer after tumbling stops. Remove and hang clothes immediately. WRW~ING IN PERMANENT PRESS Too many clothes in dryer. Dry only one washer load at a time. Do not combine AND “NO-IRON” loads. ITEMS Improper loads. Avoid laundering heavy Permanent Press items, such as work clothes, with lighter Permanent Press items such as shirts or blouses.
  • Page 24 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 25: User Maintenance Instructions

    I POSSIBLE CAUSE PROBLEM WASHER IS NOISY I 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 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-ffee! 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 YOUR GE AUTOMATIC CLOTHES WASHER Save proof of original purchase date such as WHAT IS COVERED WHAT IS NOT COVERED Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

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