weather storage and
Turn off water supply faucets.1.
Disconnect hoses from water supply and drain water from hoses.2.
Plug electrical cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.3.
Add 1 gallon (3.8 L) nontoxic recreational vehicle (RV) antifreeze to 4.
empty wash drum. Close lid.
Set cycle selector knob at a spin setting. Pull out knob and let washer 5.
spin for 1 minute to drain out all water. Not all of the RV antifreeze will
be expelled.
Push in knob, unplug electrical power cord, dry tub interior, and close 6.
Store washer in an upright position.7.
To remove antifreeze from washer after storage, run empty washer 8.
through a complete cycle using detergent. Do not add wash load.
Winterizing Instructions
Many washing problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory
washing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.
Common Washing Problems
If the washer is stored in an area where freez-
ing can occur or moved in freezing temperatures, follow these
winterizing instructions to prevent damage to the washer:
Blue stains Undiluted liquid detergent or
fabric softener dispensed directly
onto fabric.
If caused by detergent, mix 1 cup (240 ml)
white vinegar with 1 quart (.95 L) water in
a plastic container. Soak item 1 hour. Rinse.
If caused by fabric softener, rub stains with
bar soap. Wash.
Avoid overfi lling detergent and
fabric softener compartments of
ation, gray-
Not enough detergent.
Wash water temperature too low.
Incorrect sorting.
Rewash with correct amount of detergent
and hottest water safe for fabric.
Add bleach safe for fabric.
Sort items by soil level and color.
Use correct amount of detergent,
hottest water and bleach safe for
Greasy, oily
Not enough detergent.
Undiluted liquid fabric softener
poured directly on fabric.
Treat with prewash stain remover or liquid
Increase detergent and water temperature.
Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap.
Use correct amount of detergent
and hottest water safe for fabric.
Do not pour liquid fabric softener
directly on fabric. See Operating
Your, step 5.
Holes, tears,
or snags
Incorrect use of chlorine bleach.
Unfastened zippers, hooks,
Rips, tears and broken threads.
Overloading the washer.
Degradation of fabric.
May be irreversible if rips, tears and seams
cannot be mended.
Never pour chlorine bleach di-
rectly on fabric.
Check condition of items before
washing. See Operating Your,
steps 2 and 5.
Lint Incorrect sorting.
Tissues left in pocket.
Overloading the washer.
Not enough detergent.
Undissolved detergent has left a
residue resembling lint.
Static cling is attracting lint.
Load washed too long.
Reduce load size. Rewash using correct wa-
ter temperature, water level, and amount
of detergent.
Add nonprecipitating water conditioner to
wash water to remove detergent residue.
Add liquid fabric softener to fi nal rinse.
Dry load in dryer.
Remove lint with lint brush or roller.
See Operating Your, steps 1 and
Do not overload washer.
Use correct temperature and
amount of detergent, water and
wash time.
(Fibers ball
up and cling
to fabric.)
Pilling is normal with synthetic
and permanent press fabrics. This
is due to abrasion from normal
Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills. Use fabric softener in the washer
to lubricate fi bers.
When ironing, use spray starch or
fabric fi nish on collars and cuffs.
Turn items inside out to reduce