BLUE OR GRAY
THE PROBLEM SOLVER
Improper soaking with insufficient detergent. Usually a 30-minute soak is
sufficient. However, when using extended soaks for heavily soiled garments,
you may need to use twice the recommended amount of detergent.
Use of soap in hard water. Switch to a phosphate detergent, or follow six steps
at bottom of previous page.
Washing too long may result in increased soil deposition. Use shorter wash
times for smaller loads.
Detergent dissolves too slowly. Detergent must be present in the wash solution
at the start of agitation. See Detergent, Other Additives section.
To restore grayed clothes, follow one of these procedures:
Labels to determine if hot water is suitable for garment.
Add a non-precipitating type of water softener such as Calgon brand with
phosphate—use 2fi times as much as you need for normal water softening.
Do not use detergent or soap.
Allow clothes to go through complete cycle.
Repeat, if necessary.
2. If you prefer to use the Soak Cycle, see How to Use the Soak Cycle section.
Use water softener in place of soak agent or prewash detergent and allow
clothes to soak for about 20 minutes.
3. Use Extra Cleaning cycle, see Tips to Help You Select Settings section.
Check hem of T-shirt or pillow case. If they are white and center is yellow, it
contains body oil. Restore whiteness following procedures in Grayed
Chlorine bleach may yellow some fabrics with resin finishes. Use oxygen
bleach (such as Clorox 2 brand). Refer to Garment Manufacturer's Care
Instructions. Restore color using color remover (such as Rit or Tlntex brands),
following package directions.
Iron or manganese in water may cause overall yellowing or yellow spots.
Use extra detergent plus a non-precipitating water softener dissolved in water
before adding clothes. Use non-chlotine bleach.
Have a special filter or chemical feeder installed in your home to remove iron
and manganese from water.
Run hot water for a few minutes to clean iron residue buildup in lines; drain
water heater occasionally.
To remove spots: Spread stained portion over pan of boiling water and
squeeze lem;n juice-through stain: To remove overall yello-w,
commercially available rust scale remover, following package instructions. If
porcelain damage can occur, do not use in the washer; use a plastic container.
Improper use of fabric softener. Never pour fabric softener directly on clothes;
always dilute before adding to rinse water. 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
safely washed but will shrink in a dryer. Follow Garment Manufacturer's Care
Instructions exactly. If in doubt, do not machine wash or dry.