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Washer Care - KitchenAid 8578233 User Instructions

Kitchenaid washer 8578233 user instructions
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Style 2: With Liquid Fabric Softener Dispenser (on some
Use only liquid fabric softener in this dispenser. Pour
measured liquid fabric softener into the dispenser.
Softener is added automatically during the rinse portion of
the cycle. Dilute liquid fabric softener by filling the
dispenser with warm water until liquid reaches the
crossbar in the dispenser opening (agitator mount
dispensers). Triple Dispenser models hold 3 oz (94 mL), or
about a standard capful of fabric softener. These models
automatically dilute the softener before adding it to the
rinse cycle.
1 & 2. Agitator mounted Fabric Softener Dispenser -
Pour in Fabric Softener and then dilute
3. Triple Dispenser models -
Fabric Softener is diluted automatically
Cleaning Your Washer
Use a soft, damp cloth or sponge to wipe up any spills such as
detergent or bleach from the outside of your washer.
Clean your washer interior by mixing 1 cup (250 mL) of chlorine
bleach and 2 cups (500 mL) of detergent. Pour this mixture into
your washer and run it through a complete cycle using hot water.
Repeat this process if necessary.
Remove any hard water deposits using only cleaners labeled as
washer safe.
Cleaning the liquid fabric softener dispenser (on some
1. Remove dispenser by grasping top with both hands and
squeezing, while pushing upward with thumbs.
2. Rinse dispenser under a water faucet, then replace it.
NOTE: If your model has a liquid fabric softener dispenser, do not
wash clothes with this dispenser removed. Do not add detergent
or bleach to this dispenser; it is for liquid fabric softener only.
Water Inlet Hoses
Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk of hose
failure. Periodically inspect and replace inlet hoses if bulges,
kinks, cuts, wear or leaks are found.
When replacing your inlet hoses, mark the date of replacement on
the label with a permanent marker.


5. Close the washer lid.
6. Turn the LOAD SIZE selector to the correct setting for your
wash load and the type of fabric being washed. You may
change the load size selection after the washer has started
filling by turning the selector to a different setting.
7. Set the TEMPERATURE selector to the correct setting for the
type of fabric and soils being washed. Use the warmest water
safe for fabric. Follow garment label instructions.
NOTE: In wash water temperatures colder than 70ºF (21ºC),
detergents do not dissolve well. Soils can be difficult to
remove. Some fabrics can retain wear wrinkles and have
increased pilling (the formation of small lint-like balls on the
surface of garments).
8. (OPTIONAL) EXTRA RINSE selector (on some models). For an
additional rinse and spin at the end of the NORMAL cycle, set
the EXTRA RINSE selector to ON.
9. Push in the Cycle Control knob and turn it clockwise to the
wash cycle you want. Reduce the wash time when using a
small load size setting. Pull out the Cycle Control knob to start
the washer.
To stop or restart your washer:
To stop the washer at any time, push in the Cycle Control
To restart the washer, close the lid (if open) and pull out the
Cycle Control knob.
Moving & Storage
Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can damage
your washer. If storing or moving your washer during freezing
weather, winterize it.
Winterizing your washer
1. Shut off both water faucets. Disconnect and drain water inlet
hoses. Pour 1 qt (1 L) of R.V.-type antifreeze in the basket.
2. Run washer on a drain and spin setting for about 30 seconds
to mix the antifreeze and water.
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
To use washer again
1. Flush water pipes and hoses. Reconnect water inlet hoses.
Turn on both water faucets.
2. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
3. Run the washer through a complete cycle with 1 cup (250 mL)
of detergent to clean out antifreeze.
Storage, non-use or vacation care
Operate your washer only when you are at home. If you will be on
vacation or not using your washer for an extended period of time,
you should:
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Turn off the water supply to the washer. This helps avoid
accidental flooding (due to a water pressure surge) while you
are away.



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