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Washer Instructions

Getting Started Instructions for our Coin-Operated Washers.

Our commercial machines work a lot like standard home washers. Some of the fundamentals when using our machines are:

  1. Add your Measured Quantity of Soap First. If you add Bleach – Bleach Must Only be Added when wash is Full of Water and at Start of Wash Cycle.
  2. Sort your Laundry by Colour and Fabric and refer to Care Directions on Clothing Labels.
  3. Load your clothes being careful Not to Overload the Washer – Close Lid / Door.
  4. Insert your Coins in Coin Slot or Coin Slide push all the way in and out again. – Do Not Use Damaged Coins.
  5. Select your Fabric and Temperature setting while starting the machine. – Further Instructions Under Washer Lid.
  6. Check your machine has started – Select cycle on Electronic Machine to start.
  7. Your Fabric Softener can be added when the rinse cycle indicator is on.
  8. Time Standard Wash takes 28 Minutes Approx – Electronic Machines have a “time remaining display” that reaches 0 minutes when the clothes are done.

Now, for more details:

Sorting: Separate light and dark things. It also helps to keep heavy clothes like sweats and jeans separate from light-weight synthetics. Very delicate things, like stockings and underwear, should be washed separately. The same with red-colored articles of clothing – they tend to run. You’ll notice there’s a special setting on your washer for delicates; use it to avoid damaging your fine washables.

Loading: Do not wrap garments around the agitator, roll them in loose balls and place the loosely around the agitator. Your clothes should be completely covered with water and no higher than the top row of holes in the washbowl without pushing down on the load. There is no benefit to overloading a washer. Too big a load means your clothes don’t get clean and you risk the possibility of damaging your garments and the machine, creating an inconvenience for your fellow residents. Heavy things like towels and sweats can cause a machine to go off balance. In such a case, just lift the lid, redistribute your clothes, close lid and then continue washing. The same goes for dryers. One wash load equals one dryer load.

Cycles: Pick the right wash cycle and water temperature following the “care instructions” label that’s sewn into most pants, shirts, and sweaters. Because your management has chosen Maytag washers and dryers for your laundry room, you have Six options each for wash cycle and water temperature. The touch pad or cycle selector Knob on your Maytag washer displays the cycle clearly.

The “Whites” cycle is a “Hot Wash” or the “Colours” is a “Warm Wash” is a good choice for soiled and heavier clothing or non delicate whites.

The “Bright Colors” cycle is a “Cold Wash ” is best for dark clothes that are quite soiled but also might “run” – a situation that arises when dye in one piece of clothing discolors another while in the wash.

The “Permanent Press” cycle is a “Warm Wash”

The Delicates & Knits is a “Warm Wash” is a good choice for lighter materials – pants, skirts, shirts, and 100% cotton clothing that is specially treated against wrinkling.

Finally, “Woolens” setting is a “Cold Wash”. Heavy towels and sweats should be washed on the “Colors” setting, with warm water.

The touch pad display or cycle selector Knob on your Maytag washer makes it easy to select for fabric type and wash water temperature. And don’t forget to distribute the load evenly!

Detergents Bleach And Fabric Softeners: Remember to use the volume-per-load recommended on the soap bottle on box (Liquids do dissolve more easily than powder, so if you use the latter, add your soap and let the machine fill with water for a while.) Using soap in moderate amounts helps the machine rinse your cloths properly avoids skin irritations and you lessen the chemical volume in the waste water generated by laundry use.

You also diminish the chances of a drain clogging and putting one or more machines out of action.

And just a word about fabric softener; it’s very effective but it can stain and discolor fabric if not handled properly. Add only pre diluted on the rinse cycle (The L.E.D. or Light display on your washer will tell you when). Never use Fabric Softner Neat or Pour directly over clothes or if your water supply is not clean or clear.

Add bleach only at the start of the wash cycle to the washer only when it’s completely full of water.

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Washer: 1. Add Soap. 2. Load Your Clothes and close lid. 3. Starting the Washer: Whichever Machine selection is right for you,

* Standard Machine: Put the correct coins and amount in the coin slide and push all the way in then pull the slide back out again and washer starts then Turn Cycle Selector Knob to your selection.

* Electronic Machines: Put the correct coins and amount in the coin drop press down firmly (but not too hard) on the panel area of your washing machine until your cycle selection is displayed and washer starts.

Add the coins – the display will count down for you.

Choosing your wash cycle and temperature in this way will help ensure your clothes get cleaner and look better. Also, remember to close the lid, your washer won’t start unless you do this. UNBALANCE LIGHT Indicates washer has shut off. To resume cycle, raise lid – distribute your clothes evenly – close lid. Cycle will continue automatically if you have successfully distributed clothes evenly – Repeat until Successful.

Of course, if you have any questions, please Contact Us