Operating Your Washer
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons,
read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS in this Use
and Care Guide before operating your washer.
Sort laundry into loads that can
be washed together.
• Sort items by
cycle and water
• Separate white, light and colorfast items from dark and
• Separate items that shed lint from items that attract lint.
Casual, synthetic, knit, and corduroy items will pick up
lint from towels, rugs, and chenille bedspreads.
• Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled items.
• Separate lacy, sheer, loosely knit, or delicate items from
• Do not machine wash items containing fiberglass. Small
particles of fiberglass left in the drum may transfer to
fabrics in other loads and cause skin irritation.
Prepare items for washing.
• Empty pockets.
• Brush off lint and dirt. Shake out rugs and beach towels.
• Close zippers, fasten hooks, tie strings and sashes, and
remove non-washable trims and ornaments.
• Mend rips and tears to prevent further damage during
• Turn knit items inside out to prevent pilling.
• Place delicate and small items such as bras,
hosiery and baby socks in a
Pretreat stains and heavy soil.
• See Stain Removal Guide in this guide for safe,
(Mesh bag not included.)
Add laundry load to washer.
• Combine large and small items in a load.
• Load large items first. Large items should not be more
than half the total wash load.
Make sure that no items stay between the seal and the door.
There is a risk of water leakage or damage to the load.
• Washing single items such as a sweater, towel or jeans
is inefficient and may cause an out-of-balance load. Add
1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.
• The washer can be fully loaded, but the items should
not be tightly packed. The door should close easily.