Operating Your Washer - Kenmore 417.4112 Series Use & Care Manual

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Operating Your Washer

To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock or injury to
in this Use and Care Guide before operating your washer.
1 Sort laundry into loads that
can be washed together.
• Sort items by
cycle and wa-
ter temperature.
• Separate white, light and colorfast items from dark
and non-colorfast items.
• Separate items that shed lint from items that attract
lint. Casual, synthetic, knit, and corduroy items will
pick up lint from towels, rugs, and bedspreads.
• Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled
• Separate lacy, sheer, loosely knit, or delicate items
from durable items.
• Do not machine wash items containing fi berglass.
Small particles of fi berglass left in the drum may
transfer to fabrics in other loads and cause skin ir-
ritation and/or damage to fabrics.
2 Prepare items for washing.
• Empty pockets.
• Brush off lint and dirt. Shake out rugs and beach
• Close zippers, fasten hooks, button buttons, tie strings
and sashes, and remove non-washable trims and
• Mend rips and tears to prevent further damage dur-
ing washing.
• Turn knit items inside out to prevent pilling.
Operating Instructions
• Place delicate and small items such as bras, hosiery
and baby socks in a mesh bag.
3 Pretreat stains and heavy soil.
• See Stain Removal Guide in this guide
for safe, success-
ful stain removal
4 Add laundry load to washer.
• Combine large and small items in a load.
• Load large items fi rst. Large items should not be more
than half the total wash load.
• Washing single items such as a sweater, towel or
jeans is ineffi cient and may cause an out-of-balance
load. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the
• Wash a single heavy item such as a king-sized com-
forter, bedspread or sleeping bag separately.
• The washer can be fully loaded, but the items should
not be tightly packed. The door should close easily.
(Mesh bag not included.)

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