Sort by Surface Texture
Sort by Soil
Sort by Color
It pays to check and prepare
clothes for washing.
Empty pockets, brush out cuffs,
hooks and buttons.
Do any necessary mending—rips,
soil or stain.
Remove stains. See Stain
minimize fabric surface damage.
LINT PRODUCERS—such as terry toweling and
chenille—give up lint.
LINT COLLECTORS—such as man-made fibers and
napped fabrics like velveteen and corduroy—attract
lint. These must be washed separately.
For more information on lint control, see The
Problem Solver section.
(See Tips to Help You Select
Settings section for instructions.)
See Stain Removal Guide.
See Fabric and Cycle Settings guide.
See The Problem Solver section.
Soaking and Pretreating—a good
way to loosen deep soils and stains.
A thorough soaking with detergent
or special soaking agent is another
way to remove heavy soils,
embedded dirt and even some stains.
In addition to sorting to
reduce lint collection,
it is recommended
that fabrics of similar
on different fabrics
Fabric and Cycle
Soaking can be either a completely
separate washing step or a
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.
Pretreat heavy soil by rubbing
in a small amount of liquid
detergent or a paste made of water-
and powdered detergent or soap.