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Clothes Wrinkling or Tangling- Front Load Washer

Cloths Wrinkling or Tangling- Front Load Washer

Wrinkled clothing after the wash cycle can usually be resolved with basic troubleshooting. Here are some items to check in order to resolve any problems with wrinkling.

    Choosing appropriate cycle


    Cotton/Normal may be used more often than any other cycle, but this does not mean it is always the best choice. Check the owner's manual and take a look at the cycle guide.

    Use the cycle guide along with fabric care labels on the clothing items themselves to choose the most appropriate cycle based on the items you intend to wash.


  1. Leaving items in the tub

    Wrinkles can set in on clothing items that are allow to sit idle in the drum for extended periods of time. After the wash cycle has finished, move the clothing to the dryer as soon as possible to keep this from happening.

  2. Overloading the tub

    The washer can be fully loaded but the tub should not be tightly packed with items. Load dry items loosely, no higher than the top row of holes in the washer basket. Overloading may reduce washer efficiency and possibly increase wrinkling.

  3. Inlet hose installation

    If the hot and cold water inlet hoses were reversed, hot water will be added in during the rinse. This can cause wrinkles to set into the fabric during the rinse portion of the wash cycle.

  4. Other general tips

    Tangled wash loads can also be resolved in most cases by following a few general guidelines:

    1. Add items to the load that are mixed types of items. For example a load that is completely comprised of long jeans, will have a higher likelihood of getting tangled.

    2. Make sure the cycle you choose is appropriate for the load. Large items like comforters or bedding should be washed with the BULKY/BEDDING cycle.

    3. If tangling is an issue with large loads, reduce the load size. If the washer is tightly packed items cannot move freely as the wash cycle runs. This will lead to twisting and tangling.

    4. Before the wash begins, load items individually rather than tossing in a large ball of clothing items all at once.

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