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Washing Procedures - Kenmore 40412 Use & Care Manual

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Important Safety Instructions (Con't)
•To prevent serious personal injury and damage to the washer:
- All repairs and servicing must be performed by an authorized servicer unless specifically recommended in this Owner's
Guide. Use only authorized factory parts.
- Do not tamper with controls.
- Do not install or store the washer where it will be exposed to the weather.
•To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect this appliance from the power supply before attempting any user maintenance.
Turning the controls to the OFF position does not disconnect this appliance from the power supply.
•To prevent injury, do not reach into the washer while parts are moving. Before loading, unloading or adding items, push in the
cycle selector knob and allow the drum to coast to a complete stop before reaching inside.
•Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
•This washer is equipped with an electrical overload protector. The motor will stop if it becomes overheated. The washer will
automatically restart after a cool down period of up to 30 minutes, if the washer has not been manually turned off during this

Washing Procedures

Sort laundry into loads that can be
washed together.
Empty pockets.
Place delicate items in a mesh bag.
Add laundry load to washer.
Follow the guidelines below for preparing the wash load.
Read the Operating Instructions card for operating your specific model.
Always read and follow fabric care and laundry product labels.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons,
read Important Safety Instructions, page 2, before operating this washer.
1. Sort laundry into loads that can be washed together.
Sort items by recommended water temperatures and wash time.
Separate white, light, and colorfast items from dark and noncolorfast
Separate items which shed lint from items which attract lint.
Permanent press, synthetic, knit and corduroy items will pick up lint
from towels, rugs and chenille bedspreads.
Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled items.
Separate lacy, sheer and loosely knit items from sturdy items.
2. Prepare items for washing.
Empty pockets.
Brush off lint and dirt. Shake out rugs and beach towels.
Close zippers, fasten hooks, tie strings and sashes, and remove
nonwashable trims and ornaments.
Remove pins, decorative buttons, belt buckles, and other objects
which could be damaged. This also helps protect other items in the
wash load.
Mend rips and tears to prevent further damage during washing.
Place delicate items such as bras, shoulder pads, hosiery, and belts
in a mesh bag to prevent tangling during the wash cycle.
Turn knit items inside out to prevent pilling.
3. Pretreat stains and heavy soil.
See Stain Removal, page 5, for details.
4. Add laundry load to washer.
Combine large and small items in a load. Load large items first. Large
items should not be more than half the total wash load.
Do not wash single items such as a sweater, towel or jeans. This
may cause an out-of-balance load. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help
balance the load.
Single heavy items such as a bedspread can be washed separately.
The washer can be fully loaded, but the items should not be tightly
packed. The door should close easily.

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