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GE WA8600SCL Use And Care Manual

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Operating Instructions, Tips
Auto Soak Cycle ............................................7
Bleach Dispenser ...........................................7
Control Settings........, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..........6
Cycle Descriptions .........................................5
Cycle Times .....................................................6
Energy-Saving Tips ........................................7
Fabric Softener Dispenser ...........................7
Operating the Washer .............................6-8
Suggested Fabric and Cycle Settings .......8
Care and Cleaning
Agitator . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Storage and Vacation Tips........................l 9
User Maintenance Instructions ...............19
GE Appiances
Washer
Problem Solver.......................l5-l 9
More questions ?...call
GE Answer Center" 800.626.2000
Preparation
Detergents and Additives ..................11, 12
Hard Water..................................................., 13
Loading the Washer...............................6, 10
Sorting Clothes .......................................,..6, 9
Stains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Stain Removal Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Consumer Services ..................23
Appliance Registration ...............................,.2
Important Phone Numbers .......................23
Model and Serial Numbers .....................,....2
Repair Service .................................................2
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  • Page 1 Storage and Vacation Tips...l 9 User Maintenance Instructions ...19 GE Appiances Washer Problem Solver...l5-l 9 More questions ?...call GE Answer Center” 800.626.2000 Preparation Detergents and Additives ...11, 12 Hard Water..., 13 Loading the Washer...6, 10 Sorting Clothes ...,..6, 9 Stains ............. . 13 Stain Removal Guide .
  • Page 2 Immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that sold you the washer. Para obtener la versi6n en espahol de este manual, name a GE Answer Center@, servicio de informaci6n para el consumidor, tel~fono 800.626.2000. Immediately ca~ your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone.
  • 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 * 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: Auto Soak Cycle

    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. Delicate Cycle— For lingerie and fabrics requiring special care, this cycle has a gentle wash and a slow spin.
  • Page 6: Setting The Controls

    See Bleach and Fabric Softener Dispenser sections for instructions in their uses. For information on how to softeners, see Other [.aurldry Products section. Close the 1 id. Washer wi 1 I fi I I but not agitate or spin with the 1 id open. Regular START “...
  • Page 7: Bleach Dispenser

    Add enough water to fill the cup 1/2 full. Pour the diluted softener into the dispenser. How to Use the Auto Soak Cycle [n the Auto Soak cycle the washer fills, agitates and soaks for the time you selected. It automatically advances into the next cycle.
  • Page 8 MANUFACTURER’S CARE LABELS MUST BE FOLLOWED CAREFULLY. If washing is recommended, check pillows for weak seams or holes and mend, to prevent escape of the filling. Fill washer, add detergent and agitate for several minutes. Add two pillows at a time to balance load.
  • Page 9 Soaking can be either a completely separate washing step or a preliminziry 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 10 See Operating Instructions. Add Items After the Washer Has Started Turn off the washer by pushing in the Cycle Selector knob. Add any additional articles by submerging them next to the agitator.
  • Page 11 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. Always follow the detergent manufacturer’s recommended amount. Amount required varies according to: 1. Water hardness 2.
  • Page 12 Apply these pre-treatment products away from washer. The fabric may then be washed normally. Damage to your washer caused by pre-treatment products is not covered by your warranty.
  • Page 13 (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 14: Suggested Fabric And Cycle Settings

    STAIN ~MOVAL GUmE Stain White and Bleachable Fabrics See Suggested Fabric and Cycle Settings. Adhesives Rub with ice or immerse in very cold water. carefully .~crupe [)fl’~1.! much (Chewing Gum, etc.) with a safe dry cleaning fluid, * rinse well, then wash as USUJI. Antiperspirants, Apply undiluted liquid detergent.
  • Page 15 “ Powdery residue from granular detergent may appear to be lint. Predissolve granular detergent in hot water before adding to washer; make sure detergent is completely dissolved before adding clothes; switch to liquid or cold water detergent or use warmer wash water.
  • Page 16 SHR~KAGE, Some fabrics will shrink whether washed in a washer or by hand; others maybe safely GENERAL washed but will shrink in a dryer. Follow garment manufacturer’s care instructions exactly. If in doubt, do not machine wash or dry.
  • Page 17 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 18: The Problem Solver

    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 19: Agitator

    Make sure end of drain hose is correctly inserted in and secured to drain facility. WASHER IS NOISY Make sure washer is level and firm to the floor with rubber footpads in place and front jam nuts tight. See your Installation Instructions.
  • Page 20 NOTES...
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  • Page 23: Repair Service

    We’ll 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. All you have to do is call—toll-free! lmHome Repair Semice 80WEXARES(80M32-273~ A (;E consumer semice professional will provide expert repair service, scheduled at a time that’s convenient...
  • Page 24 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 This book is printed on recycled paper.

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