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How To Choose The Correct Washing Machine Cycle

Wash cycles are processes carried out by your machine with differing speeds at which it agitates or tumbles the clothes, followed by a rinse and spin. Often there are more than one rinse and spin cycles to get clothes really clean. The timing settings may vary between four and 15 minutes, and the water temperature is determined by the fabrics you’re washing! Want to know how to choose the correct washing machine cycle? Take a look:

Before you start the washing machine

Check the load size:
  • 1. Use the small load setting when the washing machine is a quarter full
  • 2. The medium setting is correct for a half load
  • 3. Over a half load choose the large setting
  • 4. At full capacity go for the super large setting
Select the right water temperature:
  • 1. Hot water is best for really soiled laundry, white cotton fabrics, jeans, and dirty play clothes
  • 2. Choose warm water for synthetics, coloured garments, and stains including oil, as well as sheets, towels, and linens
  • 3. Cold water suits dark colours, delicate fabrics, and lightly soiled garments and won’t damage any washable fabric.

Choose the cycle:

  • 1. The normal cycle is for blended fabrics or cotton with average soil as it combines high-speed wash and spins actions
  • 2. Delicate or hand wash cycles agitate slowly alongside a slow rinse cycle so are most suitable for silks and fragile garments that may be damaged otherwise
  • 3. Permanent press or dark colours is the cycle to use for washing everyday clothes that crease easily such as jeans, polyester and non-cotton items – there’s a fast agitation in the wash cycle followed by a slow spin cycle
  • 4. Rapid or speed washes have a shortened wash cycle and a high-speed spin to shorten drying times and aren’t recommended for heavily soiled or delicate items
  • 5. Towels and heavily soiled clothing does well in a heavy duty cycle which offers a longer wash with high-speed agitation followed by a high-speed spin to leave clothes as dry as possible
  • 6. You may be lucky enough to have a bulky cycle for blankets, and rugs, duvets, and pillows – the cycle starts with a soak time to allow the penetration of water and detergent, and a medium wash action and spin keeps everything balanced
  • 7. The whites cycle has a high-speed wash and spin speed and is designed for bleachable white garments as it dispenses liquid chlorine bleach into the wash at the right time in the washing process
  • 8. A rinse and spin cycle doesn’t use any detergent and will just rinse and spin the moisture out of the fabric

Now you’ve determined which load and temperature setting to choose and the most suitable washing machine cycle to use you can get started!

Domestic Appliance Repairs

For washing machine repairs you’ll need to get in touch with a company that provides a service that’s fully insured and guaranteed. You’ll be able to request a quote on the job you need doing before your service begins, and technicians trained in using advanced tools and equipment will carry out your work at short notice ensuring your washing machine will soon be back in action once more!