Frigidaire 134305700B User Manual

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Owner’s Guide


Manual de l’utilisateur








Product Record

Tumble Action Washer

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Washing Procedures .............................................



serial number printed on an identification plate located at the


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top, inside of the door opening.

Common Washing Problems .....................................





and Cleaning ..............................................




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Save these instructions and your sales receipt for future











P/N 134305700B (0404)



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Labor and replacement parts which prove to be defective in materials or workmanship.



Any warranty service must be provided by Frigidaire or an authorized Frigidaire


From Date of Purchase

service company.






Replacement part for the motor, driven pulley or motor controller



which prove to be defective.


From Date of Purchase







Replacement part for an inner wash basket that breaks due to a defect in materials or



workmanship. (Excludes Alaska)


From Date of Purchase






1. Service calls where the problem is not the fault of the washer. Below are some, but not every example of issues whereyou must pay the service call cost.

Service calls to:

remove shipping devices or to level your washer

correct leaks at water inlet hose connections

correct improper placement of drain hose in your drain

advise you on proper setting of controls or to instruct you how to use the washer

Service calls where the problem is due to:

house wiring faults, improper electrical voltage, blown house fuse, tripped circuit breaker

slow or backed-updrain, weak (spongy) floor, insects or rodents causing the problem

frozen water lines in the washer or house

washer installed outside, exposed to the elements

2.Repairs for washer used in a commercial application or more than single-familyhousehold use.

3.Repairs for delivery damage to your washer or damage caused by misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of parts or servicers not authorized by Frigidaire.

4.Any labor costs during the limited warranties.

5.Travel costs of servicer to your home in the state of Alaska.

6.Pickup, delivery or installation of your washer.

7.Repairs on products with serial plates that have been altered, removed, or cannot be read.

8.Consequential or incidental damages such as property damage and incidental expenses resulting from any breach of this written or any implied warranty. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

Keep your sales receipt. The date on the receipt establishes the warranty period should service be required. This written warranty gives you specific rights. You may also have other rights which vary from state to state. If you need service, first read “Avoid Service Checklist” section of this booklet. If service is still needed, contact Frigidaire Home Products Consumer Service or an authorized Frigidaire servicer. For information on where to obtain service, contact our Consumer Assistance Center at1-800-944-9044.

Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. This warranty made by White Consolidated Industries, Inc. applies only in the 50 states of the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico.


This Use and Care Guide provides general operating instructions for your washer. It also contains information about features for several other models. Your washer may not have every feature included here.

Use the washer only as instructed in this Use and Care Guide and the

Operating Instructions included with your washer.

Your safety and the safety of others is very important.

We have provided many important safety messages in the Use and Care Guide, Operating Instructions, Installation Instructions and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.

This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you or others. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word "DANGER" or "WARNING". These words mean:

DANGER Youwill be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.

All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.


Apedestalaccessoryspecificallydesigned forthiswashermaybeusedwhenelevating thewasherforeaseofuse.

Failuretouseaccessoriescertifiedbythe manufacturercouldresultinpersonalinjury, propertydamageordamagetothewasher.

Important Safety Instructions

Read all instructions before using this washer.

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using this washer, comply with the basic warnings listed below.

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.

Prevent Fire

Do not wash items that have been previously cleaned in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents, kerosene, cooking oils, waxes, etc. Do not store these items on or near the washer. These substances give off vapors or chemical reactions that could ignite or explode.

Do not put oily or greasy rags or clothing on top of the washer. These substances give off vapors that could ignite the materials.


Do not add gasoline, cleaning solvents, or other flammable or



explosive substances to the wash water. These substances give off vapors


that could ignite or explode.



Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a




hot water system that has not been used for 2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN


GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not been used for such a


period, before using the washer, turn on all hot water faucets and let the water


flow from each for several minutes. This will release any accumulated


hydrogen gas. Hydrogen gas is flammable; do not smoke or use an open


flame during this time.


Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire, explosion, serious bodily injury and/or damage to the rubber or plastic parts of the washer.

Protect Children

Do not allow children to play on or in the washer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the washer is used near children. As children grow, teach them the proper, safe use of all appliances.

Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other packing materials after the washer is unpacked. Children might use them for play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight chambers.

Keep laundry products out of children's reach. To prevent personal injury, observe all warnings on product labels.

Beforethewasherisremovedfromserviceordiscarded,remove thewasherdoortopreventaccidentalentrapment.




Important Safety

Instructions (continued)

Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock. Do not use an adaptor plug or extension cord or remove grounding prong from electrical power cord. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fire or death.

Grounding type wall receptacle

Do not under any circumstances, cut, remove, or bypass the grounding prong from this plug.

Power supply cord with 3-pronggrounding plug


Use this way ONLY

Do not use or mix liquid chlorine bleach with other household chemicals such as toilet cleaners, rust removers, acid or products containing ammonia. These mixtures can produce dangerous fumes which can cause serious injury or death.

Note: The instructions appearing in this Owner's Guide are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.

Prevent Injury

To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during operation, the washer must be installed and electrically grounded by a qualified service person in accordance with local codes. Installation instructions are packed in the washer for installer's reference. Refer to INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for detailed grounding procedures. If the washer is moved to a new location, have it checked and reinstalled by a qualified service person.

To prevent personal injury or damage to the washer, the electrical power cord of the washer must be plugged into a properly grounded and polarized3-prongoutlet.The third grounding prong must never be removed. Never ground the washer to a gas pipe. Do not use an extension cord or an adaptor plug.

Follow package directions when using laundry products. Incorrect usage can produce poisonousgas--resultingin serious injury or death.

Do not combine laundry products for use in 1 load unless specified on the label.

Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acids such as vinegar.

To prevent serious personal injury and damage to the washer:

All repairs and servicing must be performed by an authorized servicer unless specifically recommended in this Owner's Guide. Use only authorized factory parts.

Do not tamper with controls.

Do not install or store the washer where it will be exposed to the weather.

Do not install on carpet. Install washer on a solid floor. It may be necessary to reinforce the floor to prevent vibration or movement.

To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect this appliance from the power supply before attempting any user maintenance. Turning the controls to the OFF position does not disconnect this appliance from the power supply.

To prevent injury, do not reach into the washer while parts are moving. Before loading, unloading or adding items, push in the cycle selector knob and allow the drum to coast to a complete stop before reaching inside.

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.

This washer is equipped with an electrical overload protector. The motor will stop if it becomes overheated. The washer will automatically restart after a cool down period of up to 30 minutes, if the washer has not been manually turned off during this time.


As an ENERGY STAR ® Partner,

Electrolux Home Products has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines for energy efficiency.


Washing Procedures

Sort laundry into loads that can be washed together.

Empty pockets.

Place delicate items in a mesh bag.

Add laundry load to washer.

Follow the guidelines below for preparing the wash load.

Read the Operating Instructions card for operating your specific model.

Always read and follow fabric care and laundry product labels.

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons, readImportant Safety Instructions, pages3-4,before operating this washer.

1. Sort laundry into loads that can be washed together.

Sort items by recommended water temperatures and wash time.


• Separate white, light, and colorfast items from dark and noncolorfast




• Separate items which shed lint from items which attract lint.


Permanent press, synthetic, knit and corduroy items will pick up lint


from towels, rugs and chenille bedspreads.


• Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled items.

• Separate lacy, sheer and loosely knit items from sturdy items.


• Do not machine wash items containing fiberglass. Small particles of


fiberglass left in the drum may stick to fabrics in other loads and


cause skin irritation.


2. Prepare items for washing.


• Empty pockets.


• Brush off lint and dirt. Shake out rugs and beach towels.


• Close zippers, fasten hooks, tie strings and sashes, and remove


nonwashable trims and ornaments.


• Remove pins, decorative buttons, belt buckles, and other objects


which could be damaged. This also helps protect other items in the


wash load.


• Mend rips and tears to prevent further damage during washing.


• Place delicate items such as bras, shoulder pads, hosiery, and belts


in a mesh bag to prevent tangling during the wash cycle.


• Turn knit items inside out to prevent pilling.


3. Pretreat stains and heavy soil.


See Stain Removal, pages7-8,for details.


4.Add laundry load to washer.

Combine large and small items in a load. Load large items first. Large items should not be more than half the total wash load.

Washing single items such as a sweater, towel or jeans may cause an out-of-balanceload. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.

Single heavy items such as a bedspread can be washed separately.

The washer can be fully loaded, but the items should not be tightly packed. The door should close easily.


5. Add detergent, bleach and fabric softener to automatic dispenser following these steps:


Slowly open the dispenser drawer by first sliding the safety latch to the right, then pulling the drawer out until it stops.

After adding laundry products, slowly close the dispenser drawer. Closing the drawer too quickly could result in early dispensing of the bleach and fabric softener.

Laundry products used with powder or liquid detergent, such as color-safebleach, water conditioner, detergent booster, and enzyme products should be added to the empty tub before loading.

Note: From time to time you may see water in the bleach and fabric softener compartments. This is a result of the siphoning action and is part of the normal operation of the washer.


Add measured detergent to the detergent compartment of the dispenser drawer.

Detergent is flushed from the dispenser at the beginning of the cycle. Either powdered or liquid detergent can be used. Note: Liquid detergent will drain into the washer drum as it is added.

Low sudsing detergent is recommended for this washer. Use the manufacturer's recommended amount.

If low sudsing detergent is not available, a reduced amount of regular detergent may be used. Because reducing the amount of detergent may reduce cleaning, it is important to pretreat stains, sort carefully by color and soil level, and avoid overloading.

Detergent usage may need to be adjusted for water temperature, water hardness, size and soil level of the load.

For best results, avoid oversudsing.


If desired, measure out the recommended amount of liquid chlorine bleach (not to exceed 1/3 cup (80

mL)) and pour it into the center compartment labeled "Liquid Bleach" and marked with this symbol.

Do not exceed the maximum fill line. Overfilling can cause early dispensing of the bleach which could result in damaged clothes.

Do not pour undiluted liquid chlorine bleach directly onto the load or into the drum. Fabric damage can occur.

Do not use powdered bleach in the dispenser.


If desired, pour the recommended amount of fabric softener into the compartment labeled "Fabric

Softener" and marked with this symbol


Dilute concentrated softeners with warm water to the Fill Line.

Do not exceed the maximum fill line. Overfilling can cause early dispensing of the fabric softener which could result in stained clothes.

Do not pour fabric softener directly on the wash load.

Use of a fabric softener dispensing ball is not recommended in tumble action washers.


Washing Procedures


6.Select the cycle, temperature and speed settings options and features according to type, size, and soil level of each


(See Operating Instructions for your specific model.)

7. Start the washer.

Close the washer door and press START. The washer will fill and tumble.

For your safety, the door will automatically lock during the entire wash cycle and "DOOR LOCK" will be displayed.

To change selections after the cycle has started, press STOP/CLEAR twice. Make changes and restart the washer.

To interrupt the cycle, press STOP/CLEAR once to pause the washer. "PAU" will be displayed. If the load was tumbling when the cycle was interrupted, the door will open immediately. If the load was spinning, the door will remain locked for 1 - 2 minutes for your safety. DO NOT force open the locked door.

To restart the washer, press START again. (However, the washer will automatically restart after 5 minutes.

To stop the washer, press STOP/CLEAR twice. Two dashes will be

displayed for approximately thirty seconds.

Do not store or place laundry products on top of washer at any time. They can damage the finish or controls.

8. Remove items when the cycle is completed.

Place washed items in automatic dryer, line dry, or dry flat as directed by fabric care label. Excess wrinkling, color transfer or odors may develop in items left in the washer after the cycle has ended.

9.General Precautions

If the dispenser drawer is opened during operation, the washer will shut off and the door will unlock. "d:do" (dispenser door) will be displayed. Slowly close the dispenser drawer, and press START to continue cycle.

Do not slam the washer door closed or try to force the door open when locked ("DOOR LOCK" will be displayed). This could result in damage to the washer.

DO NOT leave the washer door open. An open door could entice children to hang on the door or crawl inside the washer. Note: If there are no small children present, leave the door ajar to prevent odor build.

To avoid damaging the washer and personal injury, DO NOT hang on or lean against the washer door.

Do not place detergent, bleach or fabric softener containers on top of the washer. They can damage the finish or controls.

Stain Removal

Do not use or mix liquid chlorine bleach with other household chemicals such as toilet cleaners, rust removers, acid or products containing ammonia. These mixtures can produce dangerous fumes which can cause serious injury or death.

Safe Stain Removal Procedures

To reduce the risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed below:

Read and comply with all instructions on stain removal products.

Keep stain removal products in their original labeled containers and out of children's reach.

Thoroughly wash any utensil used.

Do not combine stain removal products, especially ammonia and chlorine bleach. Dangerous fumes may result.

Never wash items which have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in or spotted with gasoline, dry cleaning solvents or other flammable or explosive substances because they give off vapors that could ignite or explode.

Never use highly flammable solvents, such as gasoline, inside the home. Vapors can explode on contact with flames or sparks.



Follow fabric care label instructions.

For successful stain removal:

Remove stains promptly.

Determine the kind of stain, then follow the recommended treatment in the stain removal chart below.

To pretreat stains, use a prewash product, liquid detergent, or a paste made from granular detergent and water.

Use cold water on unknown stains because hot water can set stains.

Check care label instructions for treatments to avoid on specific fabrics.

Check for colorfastness by testing stain remover on an inside seam.

Rinse and wash items after stain removal.



Stain Removal




Adhesive tape, chewing gum,

Apply ice. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on paper towels. Saturate with prewash stain remover or

rubber cement


nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.

Baby formula, dairy


Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains. Soak for 30 minutes or more. Wash.







Beverages (coffee,

tea, soda,

Pretreat stain. Wash using cold water and bleach safe for fabric.

juice, alcoholic beverages)







Rinse with cold water. Rub with bar soap. Or, pretreat or soak with product containing enzymes. Wash using



bleach safe for fabric.



Candle wax, crayon

Scrape off surface wax. Place stain face down between paper towels. Press with warm iron until wax is



absorbed. Replace paper towels frequently. Treat remaining stain with prewash stain remover or



nonflammable dry cleaning fluid. Hand wash to remove solvent. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.






Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.



Collar or cuff soil, cosmetics

Pretreat with prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap.



Dye transfer on white fabric

Use packaged color remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.




G r a s s


Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

Grease, oil, tar (butter, fats, salad dressing, cooking oils, car grease, motor oils)

Scrape residue from fabric. Pretreat. Wash using hottest water safe for fabric. For heavy stains and tar, apply nonflammable dry cleaning fluid to back of stain. Replace towels under stain frequently. Rinse thoroughly. Wash using hottest water safe for fabric.



Some inks may be impossible to remove. Washing may set some inks. Use prewash stain remover,



denatured alcohol or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.



Mildew, scorch

Wash with chlorine bleach if safe for fabric. Or, soak in oxygen bleach and hot water before washing. Badly



mildewed fabrics may be permanently damaged.






Brush off dry mud. Pretreat or soak with product containing enzymes.



Mustard, tomato

Pretreat with prewash stain remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.



Nail polish

May be impossible to remove. Place stain face down on paper towels. Apply nail polish remover to back of



stain. Repeat, replacing paper towels frequently. Do not use on acetate fabrics.






WATER BASED: Rinse fabric in cool water while stain is wet. Wash. Once paint is dry, it cannot be removed.



OIL BASED AND VARNISH: Use solvent recommended on can label. Rinse thoroughly before washing.




Use prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap. Rinse. Wash using nonchlorine bleach in hottest water safe



for fabric.



Rust, brown or yellow

For spots, use rust remover safe for fabric. For discoloration of an entire load, use phosphate detergent and


nonchlorine bleach. Do not use chlorine bleach because it may intensify discoloration.






LIQUID: Pretreat with a paste of granular detergent and water. PASTE: Scrape residue from fabric. Pretreat



with prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid. Rinse. Rub detergent into dampened area.



Wash using bleach safe for fabric.





vomit, mucus, feces

Pretreat or soak in product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.


Common Washing Problems

Many washing problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory washing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.



Blue stains •Undiluted liquid detergent or fabric softener dispensed directly onto fabric.

•If caused by detergent, mix 1 cup (240 ml) white vinegar with 1 quart (.95 L) water in a plastic container. Soak item 1 hour. Rinse.

•If caused by fabric softener, rub stains with bar soap. Wash.

•Avoid overfilling detergent and fabric softener compartments of dispenser.

Discoloration, •Not enough detergent.

graying •Wash water temperature too low. •Incorrect sorting.

Greasy, oily stains •Not enough detergent. •Undiluted liquid fabric softener

poured directly on fabric.

Holes, tears, or

•Incorrect use of chlorine bleach.



zippers, hooks,






•Rips, tears and broken threads.






•Degradation of fabric.


•Incorrect sorting.


•Tissues left

in pocket.






•Not enough detergent.



detergent has left


a residue resembling lint.


•Static cling is attracting lint.


•Load washed too long.


•Pilling is normal with synthetic

(Fibers break off,

and permanent

press fabrics.

ball up and cling to

This is due to abrasion from


normal wear.


Residue or



powder on dark

• Some nonphosphate granular


detergents can combine with

Stiff, harsh

hard water minerals to form a














•Incorrect wash cycle for wash





•Rewash with correct amount of detergent and hottest water safe for fabric. Add bleach safe for fabric.

•Treat with prewash stain remover or liquid detergent.

•Increase detergent and water temperature. Rewash.

•Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap.

•May be irreversible if rips, tears and seams cannot be mended.

•Reduce load size. Rewash using correct water temperature, water level, and amount of detergent.

•Add nonprecipitating water conditioner to wash water to remove detergent residue.

•Add liquid fabric softener to final rinse. •Dry load in dryer.

•Remove lint with lint brush or roller.

•Sort items by soil level and color.

•Use correct amount of detergent, hottest water and bleach safe for fabric.

•Use correct amount of detergent and hottest water safe for fabric.

Do not pour liquid fabric softener directly on fabric.See Washing Proceduresfor directions on adding softener.

•Never pour chlorine bleach directly on fabric.

•Check condition of items before washing. See Washing Procedures for preparing and loading the wash load and adding chlorine bleach.

•See Washing Proceduresfor sorting and preparing the wash load.

•Do not overload washer.

•Use correct temperature and amount of detergent, water and wash time.


• Use a lint brush or shaver to remove

•Use fabric softener in the washer to


lubricate fibers.



•When ironing, use spray starch or fabric


finish on collars

and cuffs.


•Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.

• Rewash load.

•Increase water temperature using hottest


water safe for fabric.


•Do not overload washer.


•Use liquid detergent or use nonprecipitating


water conditioner with nonphosphate


granular detergent.

•Reduce load size.

•Do not overload washer.


•Remove items from washer as soon as

softener using the Perm Press or Delicate

cycle is completed.


•Use liquid fabric


Yellow buildup of

•Agitation time too short.

body soil on

•Wash water temperature too low.

synthetic fabrics

•Not enough detergent.

Yellow or brown •Iron or manganese in waterrust stains supply, water pipes, or water heater.

•Soak in detergent booster or product

•Select correct wash cycle.


•Use correct amount of detergent.

•Wash in hot water (120°F/49°C) using full

•Wash synthetics frequently using hot or

permanent press cycle. Increase

warm water.



Add bleach safe for fabric.





•Use nonprecipitating water softener.


•Before washing, run hot water for a few

•Do not use chlorine bleach to remove

minutes to clear lines.

rust stains. It may intensify

•Drain water heater occasionally.


•For an ongoing problem, install an iron filter


in your water supply system.


Care and Cleaning




When washing is completed, wipe top and sides of washer with a damp cloth. Turn water faucets off to prevent pressure build-upin the hoses.

As needed, clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or abrasive cleansers. If door or console becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine bleach [1/2 cup (120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 L) water]. Rinse several times with clear water.

Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.

Before moving the washer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under the front leveling legs to prevent floor damage.

(Lock tab is visible only after drawer has been pulled out)

Figure 2





Cleaning the Dispenser Drawer Area

Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed once or twice a month.

Remove the drawer by first sliding the safety latch to the right, then pulling the drawer out until it stops. (Figure 1)

Reach back into the left rear corner of the drawer cavity and press down firmly on the lock tab (left rear portion of the drawer). Pull out the drawer. (Figure 2)

Remove the inserts from the bleach and fabric softener compartments. (Figure 3)

Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of accumulated powders and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softener residue may indicate improper dilution or more frequent cleaning is required.

To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove all residue from the upper and lower parts of the recess. (Figure 4)

Return the bleach and fabric softener inserts to their proper compartments. Replace the dispenser drawer and run the Prewash cycle without any wash load in the drum.


Remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excess wrinkling, color transfer, and odors may develop in items left in the washer.

Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical shock hazards.

Dry around the washer door opening, flexible gasket, and door glass. These areas should always be clean to ensure a water tight seal.

When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on the drum. Remove this by wiping the drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser. Rinse thoroughly with water.

The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads.