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What's New Under The Lid - Kenmore 2600 010 Use & Care Manual

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Cleaning with Less Water
Traditional agitator-style
washing machine
The most striking difference in your new washer is the low-water
washplate wash system. The washer automatically adjusts the
water level to the load size—no water level selector is needed.
When loading the washer with dirty laundry, fill it evenly
around the basket wall.
Automatic Load Size Sensing
Once you start the cycle, the lid will lock, and the washer will
begin the sensing process to determine the correct water level
for the load. This may take several minutes. You will find a
step-by-step description in the "Cycle Status Lights" section.
The washplate moves the load while water is added in small
amounts until the load is wet. This low-water wash method
uses less water and energy compared to a traditional
agitator-style washer.


Washer with low-water
washplate wash system
As the washer dampens and moves the load, the level of the
clothes will settle in the basket. This is normal, and does not
indicate that more clothes should be added.
IMPORTANT: You will not see a washer basket full of water like
with your past agitator-style washer.
Choosing the Right Detergent
Use only High Efficiency detergents. The package will be
marked "HE" or "High Efficiency." Low-water washing creates
excessive sudsing with a regular non-HE detergent. Using regular
detergent will likely result in longer cycle times and reduced
rinsing performance. It may also result in component failures
and noticeable mold or mildew. HE detergents are made to
produce the right amount of suds for the best performance.
Follow the manufacturer's instructions to determine the amount
of detergent to use.
Use only High Efficiency (HE) detergent.
Concentrated Cleaning
Low-water cleaning means concentrated cleaning. Rather
than diluting detergent as done in an agitator-style washer,
this washer delivers the detergent directly to the soils.
Normal Sounds You Can Expect
At different stages of the wash cycle, you may hear sounds and
noises that are different from those of your previous washer. For
example, you may hear a clicking and hum at the beginning of
the cycle, as the lid lock goes through a self-test. There will be
different kinds of humming and whirring sounds as the washplate
moves the load. And sometimes, you may hear nothing at all, as
the washer determines the correct water level for your load or
allows time for clothes to soak.

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