Select load size and other wash options
Select wash cycle
Add diluted fabric softener (on models with a fabric softener dispenser)
Quick Start Guide
A Load Size
Loosely load clothes no higher than the top row of holes in the washer basket. The water level should just cover the clothes. Adjust the load size accordingly.
Select the water temperature for the wash and rinse cycles. Always follow fabric manufacturers care label or instructions when laundering.
PerfecTemp senses the incoming water temperature and adjusts the fill water to obtain a more precise temperature range for all 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.
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 a second deep 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.
Status Indicator Lights
The Cycle Indicator Lights show what stage the washer is in. When the Selector knob is set to a new cycle, the Indicator
Lights will flash momentarily, showing what stages the cycle will go through. On models without an AUTO SOAK option, the SOAK light will not light up.
Wash CycleCycle Selector Knob
The wash cycle controls the length and intensity 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. The chart is ranked from longest to shortest cycle time and wash intensity. (Cycles vary by model.)
PREWASH For removing surface dirt from heavily soiled clothes. Make sure to follow with a regular wash cycle.
CASUALS For wrinkle-free and permanent press items, and knits.
COTTONS For heavy to lightly soiled cottons, household linens, work and play clothes.
EASY CARE For wrinkle-free and permanent press items, and knits.
DELICATES For lingerie and special-care fabrics with light to normal soil.
HAND WASH For items labeled handwashable with light soils. Provides periods of agitation and soak during wash and rinse.
SPEED WASH For lightly soiled items that are needed in a hurry.
DRAIN & SPIN For draining the tub and spinning water out of the clothes.
AUTO SOAK For very soiled clothes. Begins with a brief agitation, soaks for a specified period of time, then moves through the rest of the cycle automatically.
Press START to begin the cycle. Pressing START again or raising the lid will PAUSE the cycle and the Cycle indicator light will blink.
To continue the cycle, press START again or close the lid. 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
OR SPIN ONLY cycle to drain tub and spin water out of the washer tub.
Raising the lid will stop agitation or spin action, but does not pause the cycle.
About washer features.
The Agitator Cap or Fabric Softener Dispenser (depending on model)
The agitator cap fits into the top of the agitator. If it accidentally comes off, simply put it back on.
3 Add water to dispenser until it reaches the maximum fill line.
The fabric softener dispenser automatically releases liquid fabric softener at the proper time during the cycle.
Do not stop the washer during the first spin.
This will cause the dispenser to empty
To use, follow these steps:
1 Make sure dispenser is securely attached to agitator.
Do not pour anything into the agitator if the agitator cap or dispenser is removed.
2 Use only liquid fabric softener.
Pour into dispenser, using amount recommended on package.
Never pour fabric softener directly on clothes. It may stain them.
Cleaning the Fabric Softener Dispenser (on some models)
1 Remove the dispenser from the top of the agitator.
2 Separate the dispenser cup from the cover by grasping the top and pushing down on the
Troubleshooting Tips inside of the cup with your fingers. Dispenser cup will pop free from the cover.
3 To clean the dispenser, soak both the dispenser cup and the dispenser