Wash whites in your Samsung washing machine

White clothes in a laundry basket

It feels like nothing stains more easily than white clothing. Whether it's a drop of barbecue sauce, a grass stain from sports, or that random red sock that got mixed into the load, you may wonder if your whites will ever be white again. Fortunately, removing stains like these and brightening faded whites is as easy as adding a whitener to your load.

Caution: Whiteners can leave permanent stains on your non-white clothing. After running a cycle with whitener, run an empty cycle to help flush out any excess whitener.

Wash white socks, sheets, and towels

It's recommended to wash white items in hot water, but make sure to always check the care labels first.

  1. Gather all your white socks, sheets, and towels that can stand hot water. Always check the labels to be sure. These items tend to be the dirtiest and most heavily-used whites you have, so it is important to use hot water.

  2. Select the Whites cycle, and select the hot temperature setting. If your model does not have the Whites cycle, use the Normal cycle. Then, add your favorite stain-removing detergent to the detergent drawer.

  3. Add any thin liquid whitener (like liquid bleach) to the bleach compartment. This compartment can be found in the removable front tray on front load models, and on the left side of the tub on top load models. Any solid whitener (like baking soda) should be added to the tub. Possible whiteners include bleach, baking soda, vinegar (especially white vinegar), borax, lemon juice, and hydrogen peroxide.

    Note: Never put chlorine bleach in the detergent compartment of the detergent drawer. Use the bleach compartment of the detergent drawer (or the separate bleach compartment, on top load models).

  4. Add your towels, socks, and sheets, and then start the cycle.

  5. You can dry all of these items on high heat, but dry your sheets separately so they don't get covered in lint from the towels.

Wash white delicates

Delicate items can be washed in your washing machine as well, but be sure to select the Delicate or Hand wash cycle first.

  1. Gather all your delicate white items like sheer shirts, blouses, and undergarments, and review the care tags to make sure they are washable. Most white delicates are machine washable in cold water.

  2. Select the Delicates or Hand Wash cycle, and select the cold temperature setting. Then, add your favorite stain-removing detergent to the detergent drawer.

  3. Add any thin liquid whitener (like liquid bleach) to the bleach compartment. This compartment can be found in the removable front tray on front load models, and on the left side of the tub on top load models. Any solid whitener (like baking soda) should be added to the tub. Possible whiteners include bleach, baking soda, vinegar (especially white vinegar), borax, lemon juice, and hydrogen peroxide.

    Note: Never put chlorine bleach in the detergent compartment of the detergent drawer. Use the bleach compartment of the detergent drawer (or the separate bleach compartment, on top load models).

  4. Add your white delicates and start the cycle.

  5. Once your delicates are done, your should hang them to dry or put them in the dryer on very low heat. You can also use the delicates dryer on our FlexDry dryer.

Wash white t-shirts, polos, shorts, blouses, etc.

What about everything else? Don't worry, we have instructions for your other items too.

  1. Gather all your white laundry that is labeled for warm water washing. For example, cotton and rayon items can be washed together.

  2. Select the Whites cycle, and select the warm temperature setting. If your model does not have the Whites cycle, use the Normal cycle. Then, add your favorite stain-removing detergent to the detergent drawer.

  3. Add any thin liquid whitener (like liquid bleach) to the bleach compartment. This compartment can be found in the removable front tray on front load models, and on the left side of the tub on top load models. Any solid whitener (like baking soda) should be added to the tub. Possible whiteners include bleach, baking soda, vinegar (especially white vinegar), borax, lemon juice, and hydrogen peroxide.

    Note: Never put chlorine bleach in the detergent detergent compartment of the detergent drawer. Use the bleach compartment of the detergent drawer (or the separate bleach compartment, on top load models).

  4. Add your clothes and start the cycle.

  5. When it comes time to dry, you can dry anything made of cotton on High and synthetic items on Medium or Low heat. You can use the mixed load bell on your Samsung dryer to alert to you, so you can take the synthetic items out as soon as they are dry.

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