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Cycles - Top Load Washer

Operation Laundry Accessories, Washers Last Updated 09/02/2015

Items in the washer can be washed more thoroughly by selecting the wash cycle that best suits the type of items to be washed. Select the cycle from the list below to learn more about the specific cycle:


  • Cotton Normal

    The COTTON/NORMAL cycle is the most frequently used washing cycle for clothing such as jeans, towels, shirts, sheets, and mixed loads. Use this cycle to wash all normal items, except delicate fabrics such as wool or silk.

    TurboWash™* is the default setting for this cycle to save time while still providing an outstanding wash. TurboWash™* is automatically deselected if the Steam option is added.

    The default wash/rinse temperature is Warm/Cold with the wash temperature being approximately 90°F. The approximate cycle time is 43 minutes, which will vary based on soil level, load size, and options selected.


    *Available on select models

  • Allergiene

    The ALLERGIENE™ cycle uses the intense heat of steam to remove over 95% of common household allergens, like dust mites and pet dander. Use this cycle to wash cloths that accumulate dust–like pillow covers, and bed sheets–or with items that deserve special care–like baby clothes and undergarments.


    *Available on select models

  • Sanitary

    The SANITARY cycle uses extreme temperature changes–extra hot during the wash, cold during the rinse–to clean the dirtiest clothing items in the house. This wash cycle reduces 99.9% bacteria on laundry through the high temperatures.

    The default wash/rinse temperature is Extra Hot/Cold with the wash temperature being approximately 147°F. The approximate cycle time is 176 minutes, which will vary based on soil level, load size, and options selected.


    *Available on select models

  • Bright Whites

    This cycle is designed especially to wash and maintain bright white fabrics.

    The default wash/rinse temperature is Hot/Cold with the wash temperature being approximately 120°F. The approximate cycle time is 92 minutes, which will vary based on soil level, load size, and options selected.


    *Available on select models

  • Speed Wash

    Use the SPEEDWASH cycle to quickly wash lightly soiled clothing and small loads. For high wash and rinse efficiency, it is recommended to wash small loads of 2-3 lightly soiled garments.

    The default wash/rinse temperature is Warm/Warm with the wash temperature being approximately 90°F. The approximate cycle time is 35 minutes, which will vary based on soil level, load size, and options selected.

  • Delicates

    These cycles were designed to wash extra delicate fabrics. A good rule of thumb is to use the HANDWASH cycle with every item that is supposed to be hand washed. If it's a delicate fabric such as dress shirts, blouses, nylons, and sheer or lacy garments, use the DELICATES cycle.

    The default wash/rinse temperature is Cold/Cold with the wash temperature being approximately 66°F. The approximate cycle time is 44 minutes, which will vary based on soil level, load size, and options selected.

  • Tub Clean

    Performing regular maintenance on your washing machine prevents mold and mildew around the rubber door gasket. Cleaning the dirt accumulated after multiple washing cycles keeps the washer smelling fresh. Running the TUB CLEAN cycle periodically will remove mildew, eliminate moisture, and prevent mold.

  • Bulky

    The BULKY/BEDDING cycle is far large items such as blankets, comforters, pillows, and other items that have difficulty absorbing water. Make sure there is plenty of room for the load to move during washing. Do not mix with smaller clothing items.

    The default wash/rinse temperature is Warm/Cold with the wash temperature being approximately 90°F. The approximate cycle time is 47 minutes, which will vary based on soil level, load size, and options selected.

  • Power Cleanse

    The POWER CLEANSE cycle provides high rinse efficiency through the increased use of water. Use as needed for towels, shirts, sheets, jeans, and mixed loads.


    *Available on select models

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