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REDUCING THE RESIDUE ON CLOTHES

Residue, which appears as white streaks on clothing or resembles lint, is often noticeable on clothes after they are washed. Over a period of time, clothes may feel rough and colors may become dull.

There are several causes of residue.

Detergents, Incorrect Quantity of Detergent, Cold Water Washing

Water Temperature Recommendations
HOT (48-60ºC.) - white and heavily soiled colorfast items
WARM (30-40ºC.) - most loads
COLD (18-24ºC.) - only very bright colors with light soil

Water below 18ºC is not recommended for washing.

Overloading

If there is excessive wash load, the residue, soil and lint cannot be rinsed away and will instead be deposited on the fabrics. Once the washer has filled with water, the clothes need to have space to circulate in the washtub so that detergent and foam do not get trapped in the folds of the fabric

Rinse-Added Fabric Softener

A chemical reaction between fabric softener, detergent and detergent foam may sometimes create a white deposit on clothes. It is important to dilute fabric softener with lukewarm water in the fabric softener dispenser cup.

Mechanical Problems

General

  • Check the fill hoses for sharp bends and the screens in the fill hoses for residue buildup. Both of these affect the water pressure. Decreased water pressure reduces the effectiveness of the spray rinses.
  • Check for residue build-up in the washer.

Toap Load

  • Check the drain time. Fill the washer without load with water. Manually advance the cycle to "spin". Time for 1 – 1.5 minute and open the lid to see if all the water is drained. If water remains in the tub, check the drain hose for sharp bends and the drain for any restriction.

Front Load

  • Check the drain time. Manually advance the cycle to "spin". Time for 1 – 1.5 minute and open the lid to see if all the water is drained.
  • Check for residue build-up in the washer and dispenser. Running the tub through a Regular cycle with no clothes should remove any detergents or additives.
  

If not, and in case of more assistance, please contact an authorized service provider.

 

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