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washing hints electrolux 17
Sorting the laundry
Follow the wash code symbols on each
garment label and the manufacturer’s
washing instructions. Sort the laundry as
follows: whites, coloureds, synthetics,
Before loading the laundry
Never wash whites and coloureds
together. Whites may lose their
“whiteness” in the wash.
New coloured items may run in the first
wash; they should therefore be washed
separately the first time.
Make sure that no metal objects
are left in the laundry (e.g. hair
clips, safety pins, pins).
Button up pillowcases, close zip
fasteners, hooks and poppers. Tie any
belts or long tapes.
Remove persistent stains before
Rub particularly soiled areas with a
special detergent or detergent paste.
Treat curtains with special care.
Remove hooks or tie them up in a bag
Recommended loads are indicated in
the programme charts.
Cotton, linen: drum full but not too
Synthetics: drum no more than half
Delicate fabrics and woollens: drum
no more than one third full.
Washing a maximum load makes the
most efficient use of water and energy.
For heavily soiled laundry, reduce the
The following weights are indicative:
for normally soiled white
cottons and linen (e.g. tea
cloths, towels, tablecloths,
for normally soiled, colour
fast garments (e.g. shirts,
night dresses, pyjamas....) in
linen, cotton or synthetic
fibres and for lightly soiled
white cotton (e.g.
for delicate items (e.g. net
curtains), mixed laundry
including synthetic fibres and
woollens bearing the label
«pure new wool, machine
700 gquilt cover
200 gpillow case
200 gtowelling towel
100 gtea cloth
200 gnight dress
100 gladies’ briefs
600 gman’s work shirt
200 gman’s shirt
500 gman’s pyjamas
100 gmen’s underpants
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