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How to wash large loads or bulky items in your washer

Were you washing a large load, oversized items or water resistant material?


Oversized items, Water Resistant Materials or a large unevenly distributed load can cause water to splash off the top of the load or washer basket.

  • Evenly distribute the load in the washer basket, items should not be higher than the top row of holes on the basket.
  • Be careful not to cover the middle of the impeller. Load clothes loosely and evenly around impeller.

Examples of some of these items could be: Bed Comforters, Pillows, Shower Curtains, etc.

Washing a Single Bulky Item?

Consider adding more items (i.e. towels) to help balance the load during spin. Select Drain/Spin or Spin Only cycle and restart the washer. Your washer is designed to detect an unbalanced load and automatically lower the spin speed. Unbalanced conditions are more likely to occur with a single, bulky item.