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Adding Wash Options

As you're getting familiar with your top load washer, we can help you pick the appropriate options to enhance performance and convenience.*

Enhance Performance


Nothing is as frustrating as a stubborn stain. That's why your washer has a StainCare™ option. Use it for heavily soiled garments and fabrics that need optimum stain treatment. All you need to do is press the SPECIAL USE button until the STAIN CARE™ indicator light is lit.

This option uses multiple temperatures to attack different types of stains in one wash cycle. At first, the water is warm to help prevent the setting of certain types of stains. As the cycle progresses, the water gradually heats to super-hot temperatures, helping remove stains that require treatment at higher

The Highlights:

  • Use for heavily soiled loads or for stain treatment.
  • Uses different temperatures to attack different types of stain.
  • Temperature rises during cycle.

STAIN CARE™ may be selected as an option with HEAVY DUTY, COTTON/NORMAL and TOWELS cycles. Wash only small loads (less than 8 lbs.) for optimum fabric care.


Maybe you added too much detergent with a small load or the load is too heavily soiled. If that's the case, and you want to avoid having any residue on your clothing, this option will add an extra rinse to the selected cycle to make sure there's no trace of detergent or bleach on your clothes or in your washer. All you need to do is press the EXTRA RINSE button


A little more water can go a long way. This option adds extra water to the wash and rinse cycles for better results. When you have especially large or bulky items, or something heavily soiled, press and hold the EXTRA RINSE button for 3 seconds to activate or deactivate WATER PLUS.

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Saving money is always a good thing, and it's even better when you don't need to compromise. ColdWash™ technology uses less warm water, along with innovative wash motions, to deliver warm-water performance and cold-water savings. Just add it to the cycle of your choice and be surprised.

The Highlights:

  • Saves you up to 82% more energy per load.
  • Uses less warm water—just enough to activate the detergent—and innovative wash motions.
  • For high wash efficiency, use it with less than 8 pounds.

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Need to put the baby to sleep? Or maybe it's you who needs some rest. It's fine either way. With the DELAY WASH button, you can delay the start of the wash cycle for up to 19 hours. Each press of the button increases the delay time by one hour.


Kids can be a little unpredictable—and you don't want unpredictable things happening to your laundry. This setting prevents unwanted use of the washer and keeps cycle settings from being changed while the washer is operating.

The Highlights:

To enable CHILD LOCK press and hold the CHILD LOCK button for 3 seconds during the wash cycle. When the CHILD LOCK is enabled, a CL message and the remaining wash time are displayed, in turn, on the display panel of the washing machine.

To disable CHILD LOCK (when the CHILD LOCK is activated) press and hold the CHILD LOCK button for 3 seconds during the wash cycle. Please note, CHILD LOCK lasts after the end of the cycle. If you want to deactivate this function, press and hold the CHILD LOCK button for 3 seconds.

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