Kenmore 417.4112 Series Use & Care Manual page 22

Front load washer
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Solutions to Common Problems
Common Washing Problems, continued
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
Yellow buildup
• Agitation time too short.
of body soil on
• Wash water temperature
synthetic fabrics
too low.
• Not enough detergent.
Yellow or brown
• Iron or manganese in water
rust stains
supply, water pipes, or water
heater.
Residue stains /
• Moisture in the washer.
buildup, mold or
• Use of non-HE detergent.
mildew stains in
• Overdosing detergent.
gasket
• Overloading wash drum.
• Leaving a wet load set in
washer.
• Cold water washes which
may not completely dissolve
and remove detergents.
Residue stains /
• Moisture in the washer.
buildup, mold or
• Use of non-HE detergent.
mildew stains in
• Overdosing detergent.
dispenser drawer
Water in fold of
• Result of washing and part
fl exible gasket
of normal operation.
Odor
• Moisture in the washer.
• Use of non-HE detergent.
• Overdosing detergent.
• Leaving a wet load remain
in washer.
• Cold water washes which
may not completely dissolve
and remove detergents.
SOLUTIONS
• Soak in detergent booster or product
containing enzymes.
• Wash in hottest water safe for fabric
using casual cycle.
• Increase detergent.
• Add bleach safe for fabric or treat
with color remover.
• To restore discolored load of whites,
use rust remover safe for fabric.
• Do not use chlorine bleach to remove
rust stains. It may intensify discolor-
ation.
• Perform Clean Washer cycle
• Scrub gasket with Comet™ Spray Gel
Mildew Stain Remover using brush to
remove stains.
• Use only HE (high effi ciency detergent)
along with recommended dosage.
• Remove wash load immediately upon
cycle completion.
• Remove dispenser drawer and wipe
dispenser and inserts with combination
of ¾ cup liquid chlorine bleach and
one gallon hot water. Rinse well, and
repeat if necessary. Return drawer to
location. NOTE: Wear rubber of latex
gloves. Protect fl oor and clothing from
bleach damage.
• Use only HE (high effi ciency detergent)
along with recommended dosage.
• At the end of each wash, dry inside
of gasket fold with clean dry towel all
around gasket.
• Perform Clean Washer cycle.
• At the end of each wash, dry inside of
gasket fold with clean, dry towel all
around gasket.
• Use only HE (high effi ciency detergent)
along with recommended dosage.
• Remove wash load immediately upon
cycle completion.
• Pour one cup liquid chlorine bleach in
standpipe; let remain a day and fl ush
with water.
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PREVENTIVE MEASURES
• Select correct wash cycle.
• Use correct amount of detergent.
• Wash synthetics frequently using
hot or warm water.
• Use nonprecipitating water soft-
ener.
• Before washing, run hot water for
a few minutes to clear lines.
• Drain water heater occasionally.
• For an ongoing problem, install
an iron fi lter in your water supply
system.
• Run dehumidifi er in laundry room.
• Avoid overfi lling detergent and
fabric softener compartments of
dispenser.
• Dry the inside of washer and gas-
ket after every run.
• Avoid overfi lling detergent and
fabric softener compartments of
dispenser.
• Leave door and dispenser drawer
open for a few hours after use or
whenever washer is not in use.

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