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To get the most effective results from your wash, it is important to separate your laundry into batches of similar fabric colours and types, and not to under-load or overload the machine. Read the sorting and loading tips for more information. Sorting Firstly, sort your washing by colour (into whites, light colours and […]'

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Sorting and Loading Tips

To get the most effective results from your wash, it is important to use a good laundry detergent and to separate your laundry into batches of similar fabric colours and types. It’s also important not to under-load or overload the machine.

Read these sorting and loading tips for more information.

Sorting

  • Firstly, sort your washing by colour (into whites, light colours and dark colours).
  • Then sort by fabric type (cotton and linen, synthetics and synthetic blends, delicates).
  • Always read the care labels.
  • Wash each load with the right amount of the correct laundry detergent.
  • Machine washable wool and silk should be washed in a specialist product that is specifically formulated for these fabrics.

Loading

  • Do not overload the machine. It can cause meagre wash results, damage your clothes and even damage the machine.
  • For most fabrics, the bowl should be loosely filled. For machine-washable woollens, two or three  items makes a full load.

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