Operating Your Washer - Kenmore 417.4112 Series Use & Care Manual

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Operating Your Washer

WARNING
To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock or injury to
persons, read these IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
in this Use and Care Guide before operating your washer.
1 Sort laundry into loads that
can be washed together.
• Sort items by
recommended
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
items.
• 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
towels.
• Close zippers, fasten hooks, button buttons, tie strings
and sashes, and remove non-washable trims and
ornaments.
• 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
instructions.
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
load.
• 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.
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(Mesh bag not included.)

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