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PROBLEM
GRAYED CLOTHES
(continued)
YELLOWED
CLOTHES
BLUE OR GRAY
COLOR STAINS
GENERAL
16
(continued)
POSSIBLE CAUSE
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 opposite 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 and Additives section.
To restore grayed clothes, follow one of these procedures:
1.
Put clothes in washer. Fill with HOT water. Check garment manufacturer's care
labels to determine if hot water is suitable for garment.
Add a non-precipitating type of water softener such as Calgon brand.
Use 2M 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
the water softener in place of soak agent or prewash detergent and allow clothes
to soak for about 20 minutes.
3. Use an extra cleaning cycle, see Tips to Help You Select Settings section.
of
pillow case. If they are white and center is yellow, it con~ains body oil.
Restore whiteness following procedures in Grayed Clothes, above.
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 Tintex brands), following package directions.
Iron or manganese in water may cause overall yellowing or yellow spots.
1.
Use extra detergent plus a non-precipitating water softener dissolved in water before
adding clothes. Use non-chlorine bleach.
2.
Have a special filter installed in your home to remove iron and manganese
from water.
3.
Run hot water for a few minutes to clean iron residue buildup in lines; drain water
heater occasionally.
To remove spoti:
4.
lemon juice &ough"stain.
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. Also, do not
lift lid during spin. This may cause improper dispensing, resulting in stains.
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 maybe safely
washed but will shrink in a dryer. Follow garment manufacturer's care instructions
To
remove overall yellow,
use
To remove

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