How to Start a Frigidaire Affinity Washing Machine

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Do not try to open the door of the Frigidaire Affinity while the washer is spinning. Otherwise, water could spill out of the door.

The Frigidaire Affinity washing machine is an Energy Star-certified, high-efficiency laundry appliance. These front-loading machines use less water than traditional top-loading washing machines and feature a number of different washing options to help get your clothes clean. Starting a Frigidaire Affinity washing machine is as simple as adding soap, turning a dial and pushing a button.

Step 1

Prepare your laundry by sorting same colored clothes together. Pre-treat any stains with stain remover.

Step 2

Open up the Frigidaire Affinity washing machine and place the clothes inside. Close the door securely.

Step 3

Open the dispenser on the upper left-hand side of the machine and add the laundry products. Use only the amount required for your wash load. Some Affinity models come with a liquid cup for the dispenser that should be used for liquid detergent.

Step 4

Change the cycle selector knob on the left to pick the wash cycle. Some of the choices available, depending on your specific model, may include casual, quick wash, heavy and rinse. There is also a "Specialty Cycle" option on the cycle knob. When you select this, the LED screen will light up. Scroll through the left and right buttons to select specialty cycles for cleaning pet beds, children's clothes, jeans and sanitizing.

Step 5

Adjust the temperature, spin speed and soil level as needed by pressing the buttons until the indicator light turns on next to your option. To change the spin speed, for example, press the "Spin Speed" button at the bottom of the panel until the indicator light is lit on either the "No Spin," "Low," "Medium," "High" or "Max" selections.

The choices for the temperature settings include "Sterlize," "Hot," "Cold," "Warm" and "Cold Water Clean."

Options for spin speed include "Max," "Heavy," "Normal," "Light" and "Extra Light."

Step 6

Press start when finished with your selections. The washer will begin the cycle.


Nathan McGinty

Nathan McGinty started writing in 1995. He has a Bachelor of Science in communications from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master of Arts in international journalism from City University, London. He has worked in the technology industry for more than 20 years, in positions ranging from tech support to marketing.