Machine Wash, Normal - Garment may be washed using the hottest water available.
Machine Wash, Cold - You can use cold water. Water temperature should not go beyond 30°C or 65°F to 85°F.
Machine Wash, Warm - Warm water may be used with temperature not exceeding 40°C or 105°F.
Machine Wash, Hot - May use hot water with temperature not exceeding 50°C or 120°F.
Machine Wash, Hot - May use hot water with temperature not exceeding 60°C or 140°F.
Machine Wash, Hot - May use hot water with temperature not exceeding 70°C or 160°F.
Machine Wash, Hot - May use hot water with temperature not exceeding 95°C or 200°F.
Machine Wash, Permanent Press - This spin cycle setting is used to preserve a fabric's Permanent Press feature.
Machine Wash, Delicate or Gentle - This spin cycle setting is for delicate items that require gentle agitation.
Both the dots and the lines may be used in one washing symbol. To easily comprehend the symbols, just remember that more dots mean more heat and more lines or bars mean a gentler spin cycle.
Other symbols - Hand washing and Warning symbols:
Hand Wash - If you see a hand inside the bucket or washing symbol, this signifies that the garment is to be hand washed. These laundry items are usually delicates that could not tolerate machine washing.
An X across a washing symbol means "Do Not Wash". Dry cleaning instructions are usually provided for these types of garments.
Do not wring or twist. Garment should not be twisted to extract the water. This is to prevent wrinkles and to avoid damaging the fabric. To squeeze the water out an item, just roll it in a towel gently.