Alliance Laundry Systems 201959R1 User Manual

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Inside . . .

Safety Information . . . . . 3

Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

Clothing Care . . . . . . . . . . . 15

Maintenance . . . . . . . . . . . 17

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . 20

Part No. 201959R1

November 2010


For your safety and to reduce the risk of fire or an explosion, do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.




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Safety Information

Explanation of Safety


Throughout this manual and on machine decals, you will find precautionary statements (“DANGER,” “WARNING,” and “CAUTION”) followed by specific instructions. These precautions are intended for the personal safety of the operator, user, servicer, and those maintaining the machine.


Indicates an imminently hazardous situation that, if not avoided, will cause severe personal injury or death.


Indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, could cause severe personal injury or death.


Indicates a hazardous situation that, if not avoided, may cause minor or moderate personal injury or property damage.

Additional precautionary statements (“IMPORTANT” and “NOTE”) are followed by specific instructions.

IMPORTANT: The word “IMPORTANT” is used to inform the reader of specific procedures where minor machine damage will occur if the procedure is not followed.

NOTE: The word “NOTE” is used to communicate installation, operation, maintenance or servicing information that is important but not hazard related.

Important Safety Instructions

Save These Instructions


To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury or death to persons when using your washer, follow these basic precautions:


1.Read all instructions before using the washer.

2.Refer to the Grounding Informationin the Installation Instructions for the proper grounding of the washer.

3.Do not wash articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaningsolvents, or other flammable or explosive substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode.

4.Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaningsolvents, or other flammable or explosive substances to the wash water. These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode.

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5.Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been used for two weeks or more.

HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not been used for such a period, before using a washing machine or combination washer-dryer,turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow from each for several minutes. This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. THE GAS IS FLAMMABLE. DO NOT SMOKE OR USE AN OPEN FLAME DURING THIS TIME.

6.Close supervision of children is necessary when the washer is used near children. This is a safety rule for all appliances.

7.Before the washer is removed from service or discarded, remove the lid to the washing compartment.

8.Do not reach into the washer if the washtub or agitator is moving.

9.Do not install or store the washer where it will be exposed to water and/or weather.

10.Do not tamper with the controls.

11.Do not repair or replace any part of the washer, or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in the usermaintenance instructions or in published userrepair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out.

12.To reduce the risk of an electric shock or fire, DO NOT use an extension cord or an adapter to connect the washer to the electrical power source.

13.Use your washer only for its intended purpose, washing clothes.

14.ALWAYS disconnect the washer from electrical supply before attempting any service. Disconnect the power cord by grasping the plug, not the cord.

15.Install the washer according to the Installation Instructions. All connections for water, drain, electrical power and grounding must comply with local codes and be made by licensed personnel when required. Do not do it yourself unless you know how!

16.To reduce the risk of fire, clothes which have traces of any flammable substances such as vegetable oil, cooking oil, machine oil, flammable chemicals, thinner, etc. or anything containing wax or chemicals such as in mops and cleaning cloths, must not be put into the washer. These flammable substances may cause the fabric to catch on fire by itself.

17.Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.

18.Keep your washer in good condition. Bumping or dropping the washer can damage safety features. If this occurs, have your washer checked by a qualified service person.

19.Replace worn power cords and/or loose plugs.

20.Be sure water connections have a shut-offvalve and that fill hose connections are tight. CLOSE theshut-offvalves at the end of each wash day. Replace fill hoses every five years.

21.Lid MUST BE CLOSED any time the washer is to agitate or spin. DO NOT by-passthe lid switch by permitting the washer to agitate or spin with the lid open. A brake will stop the washtub within seconds if the lid is opened during spinning. If the washtub does not stop when the lid is opened, remove the washer from use and call the service person.

22.Check washer for water leaks after each use. If water is found, turn off the water supply and call for service immediately. Don’t use washer until it is repaired by an authorized service agent.



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23.If the washer’s volume or type of sound changes from what is normally heard, call an authorized service agent immediately to prevent possible damage to other components.

24.Never start a cycle and leave the property without first checking to make sure the wash cycle is complete.

25.Always read and follow manufacturer’s instructions on packages of laundry and cleaning aids. Heed all warnings or precautions. To reduce the risk of poisoning or chemical burns, keep them out of the reach of children at all times (preferably in a locked cabinet).

26.Always follow the fabric care instructions supplied by the garment manufacturer.

27.Never operate the washer with any guards and/or panels removed.

28.DO NOT operate the washer with missing or broken parts.

29.DO NOT by-passany safety devices.

30.Failure to install, maintain, and/or operate this machine according to the manufacturer's instructions may result in conditions which can produce bodily injury and/or property damage.

31.Replace washer fill hoses every five years.

NOTE: The WARNING and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this manual are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. Observe and be aware of other labels and precautions that are located on the machine. They are intended to provide instructions for safe use of the machine. Common sense, caution and care must be exercised when installing, maintaining, or operating the washer.

Always contact your dealer, distributor or service agent about any problems or conditions you do not understand.



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Before Washing

Prepare Wash Load

Empty Pockets and Cuffs

Make sure all pockets are empty and turn them inside out. One bobby pin, metal or plastic toy, nail or sharp object in a load can catch laundry and cause tears. Facial tissue left in a pocket will produce extreme “lint”. A crayon or lipstick in a wash load may cause stains that cannot be removed. Roll down cuffs and shake out grass, sand and gravel.

Mend Rips and Tears

Little holes can become bigger in the washer. Mend holes and tears before placing garments in the washer.

Close Zipper and Fasten Hooks

These can catch on garments in a wash load and tear them. Tie belts and sashes so they won’t wind around clothes.

Check For Colorfastness

Squeeze a portion of garment in warm or hot sudsy water. If the color bleeds or runs, wash the item separately in cold water.

Sort Items

Different items use different wash cycles and temperatures. Always follow the manufacturer’s care label. Proper sorting is easy if you follow a few guidelines:

1. Sort by Color:


Separate items into loads of


whites, darks, lights and non-




2. Sort by Fabric and Construction:



Separate items into loads of

cottons/linens, permanent press,


synthetics/blends/poly knits, and







3.Sort by Temperature:

Separate items into loads that can be washed in cold, warm or hot water.

4.Sort by Type and Amount of Soil:



Heavily soiled clothes will need extra treatment. Lightly soiled clothes can become dingy if washed with heavily soiled items.

5.Sort Lint “Shedders” From Lint “Receivers”:

Some fabrics attract lint and should not be washed with lint-sheddingloads. Lint shedders are cottons, terry towels, chenille bedspreads, rugs and clothes that have been heavily bleached.

Lint receivers are synthetics, permanent or durable press, knits (including socks), corduroy, and other smooth fabrics.


Pretreat shirt collars and cuffs with a pretreat product or liquid detergent when placing them in the washer. Before washing, treat special stains individually.



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Do not wash or dry items soiled with vegetable or cooking oils. Some oils may remain after washing and may cause the fabric to catch on fire by itself.


When washing very large items, do not fill washtub as full as with other loads.

Water Level

The water level in your washer should fit the size of your wash load. Small loads will use lower water levels. There must be enough water in the washtub to allow items to move and turn over freely.

Loading the Washer

NOTE: Always add detergent first.

Load Articles

Load items by the amount of space they take up, not by their weight. Mix large and small items in a load to get the best washing results.

Drop items loosely into the washtub. The bulk of the clothes rather than the weight will determine load size. Do not pack items in or wrap them around the agitator. Overloading can cause poor cleaning, excessive wrinkling and tears.



Items should move freely through the wash water for best cleaning results. Items should rollover, sink and then reappear.

Wrong Water Level for

Right Water Level for

Size of Load

Size of Load



Overloading the washtub can result in poor washing and rinsing.

Overloading may also cause wrinkling and tearing of items.

IMPORTANT: If in doubt, always use a higher water level. Most average loads will require a water setting between Medium and Extra Large. Failure to have the correct volume of water relative to the load will increase the incidence of excessive lint.


Use the RESET if agitation has started and more water is needed for the load.


Load Sizes

Mini (Select Models)

1-2permanent press dress shirts or 2 pillow cases or 1 lightweight dress or similar


size load


3-4permanent press dress shirts or 1 twin sheet, 1 pillow case or1-2lightweight




6-7permanent press shirts or 2 twin sheets, 2 pillow cases or 8 standard bath


towels, 6 wash cloths

Extra Large

8-9shirts, 5 pair polyester pants or 2 queen size sheets, 4 pillow cases,


2 nightgowns, 1 pair men’s pajamas or 1 queen size bedspread



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Wash Temperature

Hot Water

Hot water will give the best results of cleaning and sanitizing, but it is not suitable for all items. It is best for sturdy whites and colorfast items, heavily soiled items and diapers.

Warm Water

By using warm water, there is less chance of color loss in items. Warm water also reduces wrinkling in permanent press items. Use with light and moderate soils, non-colorfastor dark colors, permanent press, silks, woolens, nylon, and acrylic.

Cold Water

Cold water is less effective in cleaning than hot or warm water, but it does minimize wrinkling and color fading. Use it for washing extra-sensitiveclothes and for the rinsing of all fabrics.

NOTE: In wash temperatures colder than 60oF (15oC), detergents do not dissolve well. This may cause ineffective cleaning, or lint and residue to form.


You can save energy when washing by following a few guidelines:

1.Heating water accounts for the greatest energy expense when washing. Save on heating water by using warm or cold washes as well as cold rinses.

2.Wash full loads, but do not overload.

3.Use soak cycles for heavily soiled items to reduce wash times.

4.Select a shorter wash time for lightly soiled items.

















































Wash Temperature Guide

Water Temperature











Sturdy whites and colorfast items

Best cleaning for heavily soiled

(approximately 120°F [49°C],

Work clothes



as determined by outside water

Soiled items

Best for sanitizing











Light and moderately soiled items

Reduces wrinkling in permanent

(approximately 100ºF [37°C],

Non-colorfastor dark colors


press fabrics

as determined by outside water

Permanent press

Less fading


Silks, woolens, nylon, acrylic

Reduces shrinking in knits







Rinsing of most items

Saves energy

(approximately 60ºF [15°C], as


Reduces color fading

determined by outside water

Extra sensitive clothing

Reduces wrinkling




Reduces shrinking






NOTE: Some models regulate the hot and warm temperatures to save energy costs. In these models, hot water is approximately 102ºF (39°C) and warm water is approximately 80°F (26°C).



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Operating Your Washer


To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury or death to persons, read the Safety Information section before operating your washer.


Determine Proper Cycle

(Some cycles may not be included on your model)

Regular Cycle

Use for sturdy items, like play or work clothes, towels, T-shirts,etc. The wash time selection will depend on the type of fabric and the amount of soil. For the best results when cleaning heavily soiled items, use a longer wash time (15 minutes maximum). Lightly soiled items require less wash time and spin out.

There are three settings in the REGULAR cycle – Extra Clean, Normal and Light. On some models, the number shown next to these settings is the length of agitation in minutes. (For example: Setting the timer on Extra Clean will be a 15 minute agitation.)

Permanent Press Cycle

Use for permanent press items and synthetics. The wash time selection will depend upon the type of fabric and amount of soil.

There are two settings in the PERMANENT PRESS cycle – Normal and Light. On some models, the number shown next to these settings is the length of agitation in minutes. (For example: Setting the timer on Normal will be a nine minute agitation.)

Delicate Cycle

Wash delicate items usually washed by hand on this cycle. A full tub of water is recommended (even for small loads) to allow the delicate items to move freely through the water. More water helps reduce fabric wear, wrinkling, and provides for a clean wash.

On this cycle, the agitation during the wash portion of the cycle is not constant. The wash will alternate between a period of agitation and a period of pausing. This continues until advancing to the spin portion of the cycle.

There are two settings in the DELICATE cycle – Normal and Light. On some models, the number shown next to these settings is the length of time in minutes. (For example: Setting the timer on Normal will be nine minutes, including short periods of agitation and long periods of soaking.)

Soak/Prewash (on select models only)

Use for heavily soiled or stained clothing. During the SOAK/PREWASH setting, the washtub will fill with water, agitate for a reduced period of time, pause for approximately 12 minutes, and spin out to complete the cycle.



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To Wash Clothes

IMPORTANT: Before using your new washer, make sure the washer cord is plugged into a 120 Volt electrical outlet that has the proper grounding and polarity. Make sure the washer hoses are connected to the hot and cold water faucets, and that the faucets are turned on. Be sure the drain hose is not kinked and is inserted into a drain. Refer to the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for details of proper washer installation.

IMPORTANT: Prior to first wash, use an all purpose cleaner, or a detergent and water solution, and a damp cloth to remove shipping dust from inside of washtub.

1.Get the clothes ready for washing. Empty pockets and cuffs. Sort items into separate loads. Pretreat stains and heavily soiled areas.

3. Add clothes loosely into the washtub.



4.Close the lid. The washer will not agitate or spin with the lid open.





IMPORTANT: Remove all sharp objects from laundry to avoid tears and rips to items during normal machine operation.

2.Measure and add detergent to the washtub. Follow instructions on detergent package for amount to use.


To reduce the risk of serious injury, do not by-passthe lid switch by permitting the washer to agitate or spin with the lid open.





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