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Whites in laundry basket how to wash whites

It feels like nothing stains more easily than white clothing. Whether it's a drop of barbecue sauce, a grass stain from sports, or somehow that random red sock got mixed into the load, you may wonder if your whites will ever be white again. Fortunately, throwing off stains like these (or that dingy shadow your whites seem to get over time) 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 any whitener, run an empty cycle to help flush out any excess whitener before you run a cycle with colored clothing.

Wash white socks, sheets, and towels

  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 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. 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.

  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

  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 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. 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.

  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.

  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 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. 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.

  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 you to take the synthetic items out as soon as they are dry.

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