Washing Machine Cycles
The normal wash cycle is a go-to for day-to-day loads. But when different stains and fabric types pile up in the laundry basket, you need a soil level cycle that goes beyond the norm—like a heavy duty cycle engineered for extra dirty items or a delicate cycle designed for gentle cleaning and reduced wrinkling. Most wash cycles take about 1–2 hours to complete, but specific wash times vary by model and cycle setting.
Before washing, check your owner’s manual for specific cycle info, like how long your washing machine takes to complete different wash cycles and use and care instructions. Always check your clothing's care tag for specific requirements like dry cleaning. Many washers don’t have a self-clean setting - learn how to clean your washing machine.
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1. Models with Extra Power option: MVW8230H, MVW7230H. Based on cleaning score of 18-lb load, among leading top load brands, 5.0–5.4 cu. ft. capacity agitator washers; models MVW6230H & MVW6230RH based on 16-lb load, among leading top load brands, 4.5–4.9 cu. ft. capacity agitator washers; model MVW7232H based on 18-lb load, among leading top load brands, 5.0–5.4 cu. ft. capacity impeller washers. All models with Heavy Duty cycle plus Extra Power vs. comparable cycles and options.
2. Bulky Items cycle only available with deepest water level.