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GE WA8610S Use And Care Manual

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Operating Instructions, Tips
Bleach Dispenser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Control Settings .............................................7
Cycle Descriptions .........................................5
Cycle Times .....................................................8
Energy-Saving Tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Filter Flo Pan ......:.......................8, 10, 14,23
Operating the Washer ...........................6- 10
Suggested Fabric and Cycle Settings .......9
Care and Cleaning
Agitator ..........................................................2
Storage and Vacation Tips ........................21
User Maintenance Instructions ...............21
GE Appliances
Washer
Problem Solver.......................l7-2l
More questions ?...call
GE Answer Center
Preparation
Detergents and Additives ..................13, 14
Hard Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..........13
Loading the Washer ...............................8, 12
Sorting Clothes........................................8, 11
Stains . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Stain Removal Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Consumer Services ..................23
1
Appliance Registration .................................2
Important Phone Numbers .......................23
Model and Serial Numbers ..........................2
Repair Service .................................................2
Models:
a
WA861OS

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  • Page 1 Washer Problem Solver...l7-2l More questions ?...call GE Answer Center Preparation Detergents and Additives ...13, 14 Hard Water ..........13 Loading the Washer ...8, 12...
  • Page 2 Immediately contact the dealer (or builder) that sold you the washer. Para obtener la versi6n en espafiol de este manual, name a GE Answer Center”, servicio de information para el consumidor, te16fono 800.626.2000. s Mediately cd 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: Regular Cycles

    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 CyclH For lingerie and fabrics requiring special care, this cycle has a gentle wash and a slow spin.
  • Page 6 HOW TO OPERATE YOUR CLOTmS WASHER WARNING—To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your appliance, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance. WWA8610s F;v.C,c,eW,sher WWA5600S Washer S;x Cvcle —. Features and appearances may vary slightly...
  • Page 7: Setting The Controls

    ~ Select Wash Spin Speed. ~ Select Water Level. SMALL: Washer is less than 1/3 full of clothes. MEDIUM: Between 1/3 and 1/2 full. LARGE: Between 1/2 and 2/3 full. EXTRA LARGE: Over 2/3 full.
  • Page 8 See Bleach section for instructions in their uses (on models so equipped). s For information on how to use bleaches and fabric softeners, see Other Laundry Products section. “ Close the lid. Washer will fill but not agitate or spin with the lid open. Regular Regular...
  • Page 9 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 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 Cycle Selector knob to complete the cycle.
  • Page 11 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 12: How To Load Your Washer

    See Operating Instructions. Add Items After the Washer Has Started s Turn off the washer by pushing in the Cycle Selector knob. *Cwefully remove the Filter-Flo pan. Add any additional articles by submerging them next to the agitator.
  • Page 13 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 14 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 15 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 16 STAIN ~MOVAL GU~E Stain White and Bleachable Fabrics See Controls Setting Guide. Adhesives Rub with ice or immerse in very cold water. U.\e dull rc)[)l t[) (Chewing Gum, etc.) cargfull} scrape ofla.s much adhe,sive or gum with a safe dry cleaning fluid, * rinse well, then wash as usual. Antiperspirants, Apply undiluted liquid detergent.
  • Page 17 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 18: The Problem Solver

    SHRINUGE, Some fabrics will shrink whether washed in a washer or by hand; others maybe safely GENERW washed but will shrink in a dryer. Follow garment manufacturer’s care labels exactly. If in doubt, do not machine wash or dry.
  • Page 19 Leaving clothes in dryer after tumbling stops. Remove and hang clothes immediately. WRINKLING IN 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 20 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.
  • Page 21: User Maintenance Instructions

    POSSIBLE CAUSE WASHER IS NOISY Make sure washer is level and firm to the floor with rubber foot pads in place and front jam nuts tight. See your Instdlatiort Instructions. A sharp, distinctive sound will be heard at the end of each spin period as the motor stops a’nd the spin brake inside the transmission “locks in.’’-Th~s sound is normal.
  • Page 22 NOTES...
  • Page 23 We’ll Be There With the purchase ofyour 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! In-Home Repair Service 80ME<ARES(80M32-2737) A (JE consumer service profkssiorral” will provide expert repair service, scbedLlled ;{( ii time that (:onverlient for yoL1.
  • Page 24 This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which va~ from state to state. your legal rights are know what If further help is needed concerning this warranty, write: Manager—Consumer Affairs, GE Appliances, Louisville, KY 40225 Th;s book is printed on recycled pape~ Part No. 175 D1807P011 Pub No. 49-9788...