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Important: Washing a single item in a front load washer...
Washing a single item, such as a sweater, bath towel or jeans is not recommended. As the machine tumbles the load prior to the final spin, it may sense an out of balance load. If an out of balance load is sensed, the washer will stop briefly and tumble for a short time to try to balance the load. This stop-tumble action may occur several times before the end of the cycle. If the load cannot be evenly balanced, items may feel wet at the end of the cycle. Adding 1 or 2 similar items will help balance the load.
If a load becomes tangled and out of balance, it may be necessary to rearrange the load by hand. Stop (or pause ) the washer and open the door. Remove the load, untangle the items and return the load to the tub. Close the door and restart the washer.
A single bulky item such as a bedspread, comforter or sleeping bag, can be laundered without adding extra items to the load.