Empty Pockets, unfasten buttons and lift collars before washing.
Do not overload the machine. Do not wash at very high temperature.
Check the instructions for the detergent you use – most washing powders need to be predissolved before being added to the machine. This is a common cause of spots on garments where the powder has stuck to the garments and the colour has been stipped out on that spot.
Do not use any machine cycle for garments with hand wash labels, even if the machine cycles are referred to as “gentle”, “handwash” or “as gentle as hand washing”.