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Electrical Shock Hazard

Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, 
fire, or electrical shock.


•  Empty pockets. Loose change, buttons, or any small 

object can pass under the washplate and become trapped, 

causing unexpected sounds.

•  Sort garments by recommended cycle, water temperature, 

and colorfastness. 

•  Separate heavily soiled garments from lightly soiled. 
•  Separate delicate garments from sturdy fabrics. 
•  Do not dry garments if stains remain after washing, because 

heat can set stains into fabric.

•  Treat stains promptly. 
•  Close zippers, fasten hooks, tie strings and sashes, and 

remove non-washable trim and ornaments.

•  Mend rips and tears to avoid further damage to garments 

during washing.

Helpful Tips: 
•  When washing water-proof or water-resistant items, load 

evenly. See “Cycle Guide” for tips and more information on 

using the Bulky cycle. 

•  Use mesh garment bags to help avoid tangling when 

washing delicate or small items.

•  Turn knits inside out to avoid pilling. Separate lint-takers 

from lint-givers. Synthetics, knits, and corduroy fabrics will 

pick up lint from towels, rugs, and chenille fabrics.

Always read and follow fabric care label instructions to avoid 

damage to your garments.

1. Sort and prepare your laundry

Add a measured amount of HE  

detergent or single-dose laundry  

packet into the basket.
If using Oxi-type boosters, color-safe  

bleach, or fabric softener crystals, add  

to the bottom of the washer basket before adding clothes.
IMPORTANT: 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. 
NOTE: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to determine 

the amount of laundry products to use.

2. Add laundry products