GE Profile™ 3.6 DOE cu. ft. stainless steel capacity washer PTWN6050MWT user guide

ENERGY STAR® qualified and CEE Tier I.
Wash temperatures. For example, in a COLD wash selection, some warm water may be added to reach a temperature needed to better dissolve detergents. Often, detergents are not completely dissolved in very cold water, especially in cooler climates.

During winter months, when the water entering your home is colder, or for locations with very cold water year round, use the

PerfecTemp plus COLD to help dissolve powdered detergents and to improve the cleaning of your clothes.

The TAP COLD feature turns the PerfecTemp feature on your washer off and uses your household tap water temperature for a COLD wash. This can provide energy savings by reducing the amount of hot water used in your wash. Cold water will be added to hot water to optimize performance.

Autosoak Option (on some models)

This option begins with a brief agitation, soaks for a specified period of time, then moves through the rest of the cycle automatically.

On some models, this option is located on the Cycle Selector knob.

2nd Rinse Option (on some models)

When you use extra detergent or bleach to clean heavily soiled clothes, you may want to use the 2nd Rinse option.

It provides an enhanced second cold rinse.

Extended Spin Option (on some models)

Use this option to extract more water from your clothes. Clothes will be drier when this option is selected and will dry more quickly in your dryer.

Fabric Softener

Set this option when adding fabric softener to the washer.

NOTE: do not use fabric softener dispensing balls with this washer. They do not work correctly in high-efficiency washers.

Estimated Time Remaining and Scrolling Message Display n Displays the approximate time remaining until the end of the cycle. n If the estimated time remaining is more than 60 minutes, 1H will flash in the display followed by the additional remaining minutes. When the time remaining is less than 60 minutes, the timer will count down. n Cycle time is affected by how long it takes the washer to fill. This depends on the water pressure in your home.

The smart timer learns the amount of time it takes to fill your washer and adjusts the total time accordingly. n Scrolling Messages and meanings

Safety Instructions o Lid: Open lid detected. Close lid for cycle to proceed. o Fill: Washer is filling basket. o Pause: Unit has been paused, push Start button to resume. o End: Cycle is complete.

Wash CycleCycle Selector Knob

The wash cycle controls the length of the washing process. The knob can be turned in either direction. Turning the Cycle

Selector knob after starting a cycle will stop the washer and reset the cycle to the new selection. Press START to begin the new cycle selection.

The chart below will help you match the wash cycle setting with your clothing.

Troubleshooting Tips

COTTONS (REGULAR WASH/FAST SPIN) For heavy to lightly soiled cottons, household linens, work and play clothes. This cycle provides the best overall cleaning and should be used for most everyday items. Provides a high speed spin.

PREWASH For removing surface dirt from heavily soiled clothes. Make sure to follow with a regular wash cycle.

CASUALS (GENTLE WASH/SLOW SPIN) For wrinkle-free and permanent press items and knits. Provides a low speed spin.

EASY CARE (GENTLE WASH/FAST SPIN) For wrinkle-free and permanent press items and knits. Provides a high speed spin.

DELICATES (EXTRA GENTLE WASH/SLOW SPIN) For lingerie and special-care fabrics with light to normal soil. Provides a low speed spin.

HAND WASH (HAND WASH/EXTRA SLOW SPIN) For items labeled handwashable with light soils. Provides an extra low speed spin.

SPEED (REGULAR WASH/FAST SPIN) For small loads of lightly-soiled items that are needed in a hurry. Provides a high speed spin.

DRAIN & SPIN (FAST SPIN) For draining the tub and spinning water out of clothes. Provides a high speed spin.

TOWELS & SHEETS (REGULAR WASH/FAST SPIN) This cycle provides periods of agitation and soak tailored for washing towels and sheets. Provides a high speed spin.

JEANS (GENTLE WASH/FAST SPIN) For washing medium to lightly soiled jeans. For heavily soiled work jeans, use

COTTONS HEAVY cycle. Provides a high speed spin.

QUICK RINSE (FAST SPIN) Rinses and spins non-soiled items where a rinse only is desired. Provides a high speed spin.

Operating Instructions o Balancing: Washer has detected an out of balance condition. Spin speed and time are being adjusted to compensate. In extreme conditions it may be necessary to redistribute the load by hand.

Press START to begin the cycle. NOTE: The lid must be closed for the washer to fill and the cycle to start. Pressing START again will PAUSE the cycle and the cycle indicator light will blink.

Raising the lid will stop the filling, agitation and spin action but does not pause the cycle.

This model has AUTOMATIC LOAD SENSING. This selection provides the correct amount of water suited to the size and type of load placed in the unit.

- The washer will not fill with water during automatic load sensing if the lid is open. When the lid is closed the machine is able to begin filling with water in order to sense the load size.

Note: This is a high efficiency washing mahine with Infusor? wash action. This system requires less water while providing effective cleaning action. You may notice that the water level is lower than on your previous washer. This is normal for an

Infusor?-equipped washer.

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To continue the cycle, press START again. If machine is paused more than 24 hours, the cycle will be cancelled. To stop the cycle, hold the button for 3 seconds. If water remains in the machine, select the DRAIN & SPIN cycle to drain tub and spin water out of the washer tub.

Safety Instructions

About washer features.

The Fabric Softener Dispenser (on some models)

The fabric softener dispenser automatically releases liquid fabric softener at the proper time during the cycle.

Do not stop the washer or raise the lid during the first spin. This will cause the dispenser to empty too soon.

Never pour fabric softener directly on clothes. This may cause stains on your clothing.

To use, follow these steps:

1 Lift the tab on the fabric softener dispenser top.

Operating Instructions

2 Measure out fabric softener into the cap and pour the softener into