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TUMBLE ACTION WASHER

Use & Care Guide

MACHINE À LAVER PAR CULBUTAGE

Guide de L’utilisateur

ENGLISHENGLISH

For best results a low-sudsing,HE High Efficiency Detergent made for front loading washers must be used

Pour de meilleurs résultats, on doit utiliser un détergent basse mousse et de haute efficience, recommandé pour Machines à

laver de charge frontale

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P/N 134850600B (0710)

Read and Save These Instructions Record Your Model and Serial Numbers
The model and serial numbers of your washer are found on the washer serial plate located at the top, inside of the door opening. Record and retain these numbers.
Model Number____________________________________
Serial Number_____________________________________
Purchase Date_____________________________________

 

 

 

Table of Contents

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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

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Stain

Removal

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

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Care

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

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Avoid

Service

Checklist ............................................................................................................................................

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Warranty...................................................................................................................................................................

 

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Français..............................................................................................................................................................

 

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Assistance or Service

The symbol

on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. Instead

it shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this

product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health,

which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more detailed information about recycling

of this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the

product.

 

 

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.

Read all instructions before using this appliance. This book contains valuable information about, operation, care and service. Keep it in a safe place.

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.

Pedestal

A pedestal accessory, Model No. APWD15W (White), APWD15GB (Glacier Blue), APWD15P (Platinum) and APWD15E (Black), specifically designed for this washer may be used when elevating the washer for ease of use. Failure to use accessories certified by the manufacturer could result in personal injury, property damage or damage to the washer.

WASHER SAFETY

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:

DANGERYou can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately 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.

For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life.

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

-WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:

Do not try to light any appliance.

Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.

Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.

Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.

If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.

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Important Safety Instructions

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

 

Read all instructions before using this washer.

 

 

 

 

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow theseImportant Safety Instructions:

 

 

 

 

• 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

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• Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other packing materials after the washer is unpacked. Children might use them for

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.

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.

• Before the washer is removed from service or discarded, remove the washer door to prevent accidental entrapment.

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

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

CORRECT Use this way ONLY

Grounding

Do not under any

type wall

circumstances cut,

receptacle

remove or bypass the

 

 

grounding prong

 

from this plug

Power supply cord with 3-pronggroundingplug

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 dangerousfumeswhichcancauseserious injury or death.

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 polarized 3-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 poisonous gas--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.

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Important Safety Instructions (continued)

• 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.

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 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, read

Important Safety Instructions 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 items.

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 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-balance load. 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.

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

A.OPENING AND CLOSING THE DISPENSER DRAWER

Slowly open the dispenser drawer.

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

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.

C. LIQUID BLEACH

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 .

Fill to the mininum fill line (MIN.)for small loads. Fill to the maximum fill line (MAX.) for large loads. 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.

Add powder or liquid color-safebleach to the detergent dispenser.

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B.DETERGENT

Detergentisflushedfromthedispenseratthebeginning of the cycle. Either powdered or liquid detergent can be used. Note: Liquid detergent will drain into the washer drum as it is added.

Add a low-sudsing,high-efficiency

detergent made for front-loadingwashers to the dispenser chamber.

Look for this symbol on the detergent

label. Use the cap or scoop provided by the detergent manufacturer to measure the amount recommended.

Color-safebleach,waterconditioner,detergentboosterand enzyme products may be added to the detergent compartment. Avoid mixing liquids and powders.

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

For best results, avoid oversudsing.

D.FABRIC SOFTENER

If desired, pour the recommended amount of fabric

softener into the compartment labeled "Fabric Softener" and marked with this symbol .

Fill to the mininum fill line (MIN.) for small loads. Fill to the maximum fill line (MAX.) for large loads. 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.

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Safety Door

Lock

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

Washing Procedures Con't

6.Select the cycle, temperature, spin speed, options and features according to type, size, and soil level of each load. Start the washer. (See Operating Instructionsfor your specific model.)

7.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.

8.General Precautions

Do not slam the washer door closed or try to force the door open when DOOR LOCK light is on. 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 up and to improve venting of the unit.

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.

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

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.

Follow fabric care label instructions.

Stain Removal

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.

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.

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Stain Removal

 

 

 

 

STAIN

TREATMENT

 

Adhesive tape, chewing

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

 

gum, rubber cement

remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.

 

 

 

 

Baby formula, dairy

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

 

products, egg

 

 

 

 

 

Beverages (coffee, tea,

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

 

soda,juice, alcoholic

 

 

beverages)

 

 

 

 

 

Blood

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.

 

 

 

 

Chocolate

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

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Collar or cuff soil,

Pretreat with prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap.

 

cosmetics

 

 

 

 

 

Dye transfer on white fabric

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

 

 

 

 

Grass

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

 

 

 

 

Grease, oil, tar (butter, fats,

Scrape residue from fabric. Pretreat. Wash using hottest water safe for fabric. For heavy stains and

 

salad dressing, cooking

tar, apply nonflammable dry cleaning fluid to back of stain. Replace towels under stain frequently. Rinse

 

oils, car grease, motor oils)

thoroughly. Wash using hottest water safe for fabric.

 

 

 

 

Ink

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.

 

 

 

 

Mud

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.

 

 

 

 

Paint, varnish

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.

 

 

 

 

Perspiration

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

 

discoloration

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

 

 

 

 

Shoe polish

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.

 

 

 

 

Urine, vomit, mucus, feces

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

 

 

 

 

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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.

PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

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.

•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.

•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 Procedures for directions on adding softener.

Holes, tears, or

•Incorrect use of chlorine bleach.

snags

•Unfastened

zippers,

hooks,

 

buckles.

 

 

 

•Rips, tears and broken threads.

 

•Overloading

the washer.

 

 

•Degradation

of fabric.

 

Lint

•Incorrect sorting.

 

 

•Tissues left in pocket.

 

 

•Overloading

the washer.

 

 

•Not enough detergent.

 

 

•Undissolved

detergent has

left

 

a residue resembling lint.

 

 

•Static cling is attracting lint.

 

•Load washed too long.

 

•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.

•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 Procedures for sorting and preparing the wash load.

•Do not overload washer.

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

Pilling

•Pilling is normal with synthetic and

(Fibers break off,

permanent press fabrics. This is

ball up and cling to

due to abrasion from normal wear.

fabric.)

 

 

 

Residue or

•Undissolved

detergent.

powder on dark

• Some granular detergents can

items;

combine with hard water minerals

Stiff, harsh

to form a residue.

fabrics.

•Overloading

the

washer.

Wrinkling

•Overloading

the

washer.

 

•Incorrect wash cycle for wash

 

load.

 

 

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 water supply,rust stains water pipes, or water heater.

• Use a lint brush or shaver to remove

•Use fabric softener in the washer to lubricate

pills.

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 granular detergent.

•Reduce load size.

•Rinse in cold water with liquid fabric softener using the Perm Press or Delicate cycle.

•Soak in detergent booster or product containing enzymes.

•Wash in hot water using full permanent press cycle. Increase detergent.

Add bleach safe for fabric. •Or, treat with color remover.

•To restore discolored load of whites, use rust remover safe for fabric.

•Do not use chlorine bleach to remove rust stains. It may intensify discoloration.

•Do not overload washer.

•Remove items from washer as soon as cycle is completed.

•Use liquid fabric softener.

•Select correct wash cycle.

•Use correct amount of detergent.

•Wash synthetics frequently using hot or warm water.

•Use nonprecipitating water softener. •Before washing, run hot water for a few

minutes to clear lines.

•Drain water heater occasionally.

•For an ongoing problem, install an iron filter in your water supply system.

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Figure 1

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

 

Figure

2

 

Figure

3

Figure

4

 

Follow Winterizing Instructions for cold weather care.

Care and Cleaning

TO REFRESH OR CLEAN INSIDE OF THE WASHER:

IMPORTANT: Do not load garments or other items in the washer when cleaning the inside of the washer.

Add a 1/2 cup of liquid bleach to the detergent compartment of the dispenser drawer and fill the bleach dispenser compartment to the Max Fill level and run WITHOUT a clothes load using the Normal Cycle setting.

For Other Inside Cleaning

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.

Periodically, wipe dry the folds in the bottom of the flexible gasket to remove lint and other debris.

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.

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.

Removethe drawer by 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 insert 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)

Replace the insert pressing the "X" to lock it in place. Return the dispenser drawer.

Outside

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.

When cleaning chrome parts use Windex with ammonia or any of the cleaning items mentioned for cleaning the cabinet.

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

Winterizing Instructions

If the washer is stored in an area where freezing can occur or moved in freezing temperatures, follow these winterizing instructions to prevent damage to the washer:

1.Turn off water supply faucets.

2.Disconnect hoses from water supply and drain water from hoses.

3.Plug electrical cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.

4.Add 1 gallon (3.8 L) nontoxic recreational vehicle (RV) antifreeze to empty wash drum. Close door.

5.Select the Drain/Spin cycle. Press START and let the washer drain for 1 minute to drain out all the water. Not all of the RV antifreeze will be expelled.

6.Press Pause/Cancel twice, unplug electrical power cord, dry off drum interior and close door.

7.Remove dispenser drawer. Drain any water in compartments and dry compartments. Replace drawer.

8.Store washer in an upright position.

9.To remove antifreeze from washer after storage, run empty washer through a complete cycle using detergent. Do not add wash load.

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Avoid Service Checklist

Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common concerns that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this washer.

OCCURRENCE

POSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION

NOISE

 

High pitch "jet engine" noise.

A certain amount of motor whine is normal during the spin cycle.

 

 

Rattling and clanking noise.

Foreign objects such as coins or safety pins may be in drum or pump. Stop washer and check

 

 

 

 

drum. If noise continues after washer is restarted, objects may be in pump. Call your authorized

 

 

 

 

servicer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Belt buckles and metal fasteners are

hitting wash drum. To prevent unnecessary noise and

 

 

 

 

damage to drum, fasten fasteners and turn items inside out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Squealing sound or hot rubber odor.

Washer is overloaded. Do not overload washer. Stop washer and reduce load.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thumping sound.

Heavy wash loads may produce a thumping sound. This is usually normal. If sound continues,

 

 

washer is probably out of balance. Stop washer and redistribute wash load.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vibrating noise.

Washer is not resting firmly on floor. Move washer so it rests firmly on floor. Adjust leveling legs

 

 

 

 

and tighten lock nuts. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for details.

 

 

 

Shipping bolts and foam block have not been removed during installation. See INSTALLATION

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS for removing shipping bolts and foam block.

 

 

 

Wash load unevenly distributed in drum. Stop washer and rearrange wash load.

 

 

OPERATING

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washer does not start.

Electrical power cord may not be plugged in or connection may be loose. Make sure plug fits tightly

 

 

 

in wall outlet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

House fuse blown, circuit breaker tripped, or a power outage has occurred. Reset circuit breaker or

 

 

 

 

replace fuse. Do not increase fuse capacity. If problem is a circuit overload, have it corrected by a

 

 

 

 

qualified electrician. If problem is a power outage, call local electric company.

 

 

 

Water supply faucets are not turned on. Turn on water supply faucets.

 

 

 

Motor is overheated. Washer motor will stop if it becomes overheated. It will automatically restart after

 

 

 

 

a cool down period of up to 30 minutes (if washer has not been manually turned off).

 

 

 

Washer door is not completely closed.

Close door completely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Washer won't spin.

Load is too small. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residue left in drum.

Heavily soiled items. Wipe drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser, then rinse. Shake or brush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

excess dirt and sand from items before washing

 

 

WATER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water collects in folds of the

This is a result of the washing action and is part of the normal operation of the washer.

 

 

bellows at the end of the cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water collects in bleach and fabric softener

This is a result of the siphoning action and is part of the normal operation of the washer. Water may

 

 

 

be removed by removing the dispenser drawer (see Page 9, Figures 1 and 2) and draining water into

 

 

compartments.

 

the empty drum or sink.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wash load too wet after spin.

Washer is overloaded. Do not overload washer. See Washing Procedures.

 

 

 

Load is too small. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.

 

 

 

Load is out of balance. Rearrange load to allow proper spinning.

 

 

 

Drain hose is kinked. Straighten drain hose.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water does not enter washer or it enters

Water supply is not adequate in area. Check another faucet in the house. Wait until water supply and

 

 

slowly.

 

pressure increase.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water supply faucets are not completely open. Fully open hot and cold faucets.

 

 

 

Water is being used elsewhere in the house. Water pressure must be at least 30 psi (260 kPa). Avoid

 

 

 

 

running water elsewhere while washer is filling.

 

 

 

Water inlet hoses are kinked. Straighten hoses.

Warm or hot water is not hot enough.

Hot water heater is set too low or is a distance from washer. Measure hot water temperature at nearby faucet with candy or meat thermometer. Water temperature should be at least 120°F (49°C). Adjust water heater as necessary.

Hot water is being used elsewhere in the house. Avoid using hot water elsewhere before or during washer use. There may not be enough hot water available for proper cleaning. If problem persists, your hot water system may be unable to support more than 1 use at a time.

Water in washer does not drain or drains

Drain hose is kinked or clogged. Clean and straighten the drain hose.

slowly.

Maximum standpipe height is 8' (2.4 m).

 

House drain pipes are clogged. Unclog drain pipes. Contact plumber if necessary.

 

 

 

 

Water leaks.

Fill hose connection is loose at faucet or washer. Check and tighten hose connections. Install rubber

 

 

sealing

washers provided.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oversudsing.

Wrong

detergent. Run rinse cycle. Use a low-sudsing,high efficiency detergent.

Too much detergent. Run rinse cycle. Use less detergent in future loads

 

 

 

 

Incorrect wash and rinse temperatures.

Hot and cold water hoses are connected to wrong supply faucets. Connect hot water hose to hot

 

water faucet and cold water hose to cold water faucet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water is entering washer but tub does not fill.

Drain hose standpipe is incorrect height. Standpipe must be a minimum of 23.6" (60 cm) high to prevent siphoning. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

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