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Care Symbols for Doing your Laundry in Austin

Washatopia’s Guide to Laundry Care Symbols

These wash symbols are used by clothes manufacturers to indicate if, when, and by what means the laundry process needs to be altered so that a garment can be cleaned without damage. This guide can help you care for

your regular wash items, as well as dry cleaning. It includes tips for washing, bleaching, drying, ironing and dry cleaning. For the best Austin Laundromat, visit Washatopia for all your laundry needs!

Washing

image002[1]Max. temperature 95°C/203°F

image002[1]Max. temperature 95C°/203°F, Reduce mechanical action

image003[1]Max. temperature 60C°/140°F
image005[1]Max. temperature 50C°/122°F, Reduce mechanical action

image008[1]Max. temperature 40C°/104°F, Reduce mechanical action

image009[1]Max. temperature 30C°/86°F, Reduce mechanical action

 

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Hand wash

 

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Do not wash

Bleaching

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Chlorine bleach may be used

 

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Do not use chlorine bleach

Drying

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Tumble dry high

heat

 

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Tumble dry low

heat

 

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“Drip” dry. Hang soaking wet

 

 

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Hang to dry

after removing excess water

 

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Dry flat after removing excess water

 

Ironing

 

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Hot 210°C/410°F

 

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Warm 160°C/320°F

 

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Cool 120°C/248°F

 

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Do not iron

 

Dry Cleaning

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Dry clean in any solvent

 

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Dry clean in any solvent except trichloroethylene

 

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Use fluorocarbon or petroleum solvent only

 

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Under any of the above indicates reduce cycle, moisture, and/or heat

 

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Do not dry clean

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