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All about the

Use&Care

of your Washer

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

Important Safety Instructions

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Features ...............................................................

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Operating Instructions ......................................

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Stain Removal Guide ......................................

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Care and Cleaning ..........................................

22-25

Solutions to Common Problems .......................

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

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Notes .................................................................

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

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Español ..............................................................

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www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352

(1112) 137502100A

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING

Please read all instructions before using this washer.

Recognize safety symbols, words and labels

Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with a WARNING or CAUTION based on the risk type as described below:

Definitions

This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety

messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.

DANGER

DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.

WARNING

WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

CAUTION

CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.

Product Record

Record Your Model and Serial Numbers

The model and serial numbers of your washer are found on the washer serial plate located on the inside of the door. Record and retain these numbers.

Model Number _____________________

Serial Number _____________________

Purchase Date _____________________

Read all instructions before using this appliance. This book contains valuable information about:

Operation

Care

Service

Keep it in a safe place.

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.

Use the washer only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide.

NOTE

The instructions appearing in this Use and Care 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.

IMPORTANT

IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation or maintenance information which is important but not hazard-related.

Save these instructions for future reference.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING

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.

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow these Important Safety Instructions:

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.

Do not continue to use the washer if you hear squeaking, grinding, rubbing or other unusual noises. This could be a sign of mechanical breakdown and lead to fire or serious injury. Contact a qualified technician immediately.

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.

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

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

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

PREVENT INJURY

To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during operation, the laundry center 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 laundry center is moved to a new location, have it checked and reinstalled by a qualified service person.

To prevent personal injury or damage to the laundry center, the electrical power cord of a gas dryer must be plugged into a properly grounded and polarized 3-prongoutlet. The third grounding prong must never be removed. Never ground the dryer 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 - resulting in serious injury or death.

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

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

WARNING

FIRE/ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD

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.

PREVENT INJURY AND DAMAGE TO THE APPLIANCE

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 Use & Care 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.

Do not sit on, step on or stand on the washer. Do not rest heavy loads on top. The washer is not meant to support weight.

To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect this appliance from the power supply before attempting any user maintenance. Canceling a cycle or turning the power off at the console does not disconnect this appliance from the power supply.

To prevent injury, do not reach into the laundry center while parts are moving. Before loading, unloading or adding items, push in the cycle selector knob to stop the cycle. Allow the wash tub or dryer drum to coast to a complete stop before reaching inside.

This washer is equipped with an electrical overload protector. The washer motor will stop if it becomes overheated.

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

Grounding type wall receptacle

Do not, under

any circumstances, cut, remove,

or bypass the grounding prong.

WARNING

HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD

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.

Power cord with 3-pronggrounded plug

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Cycle Selector

Laundry Product

Dispenser Drawer

Door Striker

Inner glass with small article redistribution ramp

Stainless Steel

Wash Drum

LCD Display

Adjustable

Leveling Legs

FEATURES

Control Lock

Drum Light*

Door Latch with

Safety Lock

Vent Latch

Cascading

Wash Vanes

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

*Not all models are available with drum light.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Normal Operating Sounds

You may or may not hear the following sounds from your new washer:

A.DRAIN HOSE The washer has a flexible drain hose to carry water from the washer to the stand pipe of your home. You will hear water flowing into your stand pipe. This is a normal part of the operation of the washer.

B.WATER VALVES/DISPENSER As water enters the dispenser system, it is common to hear a water flowing sound. This normal sound will vary slightly based on the water pressure in your home.

C.DRAIN PUMP Your washer is equipped with a high velocity drain pump. It is normal to hear humming and gurgling sounds as water is pumped from the washer. Both of these sounds are normal and indicate that your pump is functioning correctly.

D.HIGH SPEED MOTOR A powerful motor is used to drive the drum to high spin speeds to extract water from your load. You will hear a sound associated with these higher spin speeds. This sound is normal and will vary slightly as the spin speed varies with load size and cycle selected.

A

B

D

C

CAUTION

Abnormal, on-goingsounds may be an indication of a pending washer failure and should be investigated by a qualified technician.

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Operating Your Washer

WARNING

To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS in this Use and Care Guide before operating your washer.

1 Sort laundry into loads that can be washed together.

WHITES

CASUAL

• Sort items

by recom-

T

OWELS

C

 

 

OLORS

mended cycle

and water temperature.

• Separate white, light and colorfast items from dark and non-colorfastitems.

• Separate items that shed lint from items that attract lint. Casual, 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, loosely knit, or delicate items from durable items.

• Do not machine wash items containing fiberglass. Small particles of fiberglass left in the drum may transfer 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 non-washabletrims and ornaments.

Mend rips and tears to prevent further damage during washing.

Turn knit items inside out to prevent pilling.

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

• Place delicate and small items such as bras, hosiery and baby socks in a mesh bag.

(Mesh bag not included.)

3Pretreat stains and heavy soil.

• See Stain Removal Guidein this guide

for safe, successful stain removal instructions.

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 is inefficient and may cause an out-of-bal-ance load. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.

Wash a single heavy item such as a king-sizedcomforter, bedspread or sleeping bag separately.

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

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Operating Your Washer, continued

5 Add laundry products to the dispenser.

For best results

Use a low-sudsing,high efficiency detergent to prevent oversudsing in front load washers. Look for this symbol on the detergent label:

Detergent, liquid chlorine bleach and liquid fabric softener will be dispensed at the proper times in the cycle.

IMPORTANT

Open and close the dispenser drawer slowly. Closing the drawer too quickly could result in early dispensing of the bleach or fabric softener.

Use the cap or scoop provided by the detergent manufacturer to measure the amount recommended. Detergent dosage may need to be adjusted for water temperature, water hardness, load size and soil level.

NOTE

Some models that include a Prewash dispenser compartment also are supplied with a“Main Wash - liquid only” cup. See all of the following instructions for using this cup. If your model does not have aPrewash compartment, add either powder or liquid detergent to your Main Wash compartment.

Liquid Detergent

Add the recommended amount of a high efficiency liquid detergent to the “Main Wash - liquid only” cup.

Do not exceed the MAX fill line.

Liquid detergent can also be added directly to the “Main Wash” chamber when not using thePre-Washoption.

NOTE

From time to time you may see water in the “Main Wash - liquid only” chamber. This is part of the normal operation of the washer.

Powder Detergent

To use a high efficiency powder detergent, remove the “Main Wash - liquid only” cup and add the powder directly to the “Main Wash” detergent chamber.

IMPORTANT

Save the liquid cup insert for future use. DO NOT discard it while you are using powder detergent.

If included with purchase, insert liquid cup whenusing liquid detergent.

If included with purchase, remove liquid cup when using

powder detergent! DO NOT pour powder detergent

into liquid cup. It will not dispense correctly!

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Operating Your Washer, continued

Other Wash Products

Water conditioner, detergent booster and enzyme products may be added with the detergent.

Put liquid products with liquid detergent in the “Main Wash - liquid only” chamber (on select models) or powder products with powder detergent in the “Main Wash” detergent chamber.

IMPORTANT

Do not mix liquids and powders.

IMPORTANT

Use of multi-product(detergent plus softener) sheets orcolor-absorbingsheets NOT recommended. They could disable your machine and result in unwarranted repair costs.

Detergent for Prewash

For heavily soiled or stained loads, select the Prewash (on select models) option and add the recommended amount of detergent to thePre-Washdetergent cup.

NOTE

From time to time you may see water in the “Main Wash - liquid only”, “Liquid Bleach” and “Fabric Softener” chambers. This is part of the normal operation of the washer.

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Liquid Chlorine Bleach

If desired, add liquid chlorine bleach to the cham-

ber labeled “Liquid Bleach” and marked with this symbol:.

Fill to the MIN line for small loads or theMAX line for large loads. DO NOT fill above the maximum fill line.

Add color-safebleach with the detergent.

IMPORTANT

To prevent fabric damage, do not overfill the “Liquid Bleach” chamber or pour liquid chlorine bleach directly onto the load.

Liquid Fabric Softener

If desired, pour the recommended amount of liquid

fabric softener into the chamber labeled “Fabric Softener” and marked with this symbol:.

Fill to the MIN line for small loads or theMAX line for large loads.

DO NOT fill above the maximum fill line.

NOTE

To prevent staining, do not overfill the “Fabric Softener” chamber or pour liquid fabric softener directly on the wash load.

Use of a fabric softener-dispensingball is not recommended in tumble action washers.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Operating Your Washer, continued

6Select the appropriate cycle and settings for the load.

Turn the cycle selector knob in either direction to select the cycle desired. The indicator for that cycle will be illuminated.

The estimated cycle time, suitable wash and rinse water temperatures, final spin speed, soil level, and options for each cycle will be indicated for the cycle selected. See the “Washer Settings Chart” for more details.

To change the settings, press the auto temp,spin speed andsoil level buttons to scroll to the desired settings.

To select or delete an option, press the button for that option. The indicator will be illuminated when the option has been selected. The indicator will no longer be lighted when the option has been deleted.

NOTE

To provide the best care for your laundry, not every setting or option is available with every cycle. If a setting or option is not available for the cycle selected, the indicator will not light.

Adjustments to a cycle will be remembered and recalled each time that cycle is selected in the future.

To return to factory settings, press these two buttons at the same time and

hold until the signal sounds.

7Start the washer.

Close the door and press START. The washer will not operate with the door open. “DOOR OPEN” will be displayed as a reminder to close the door.

Select delay start to delay the beginning of the cycle, if desired.

As a safety measure, the door will automatically lock during the entire wash cycle.

To add a forgotten item to the washer any time during the wash portion of the cycle, press pause. When the door unlocks, open the door, add the item, close the door and pressSTART to resume the cycle

If changes to the settings or options are attempted after the cycle starts, you will hear several beeps

when the buttons are pressed. To change the settings or options, press pause, make the new selections and pressSTART again.

To change the cycle once the cycle has begun, press cancel, select a new cycle, and pressSTART again. Just turning the cycle selector knob will not change the cycle.

To stop the cycle, press cancel.

NOTE

If the cycle is interrupted during spin, it will take approximately 2-3minutes for the door lock to release. DO NOT force open the door.

A signal will sound at the end of the cycle if the chime option has been selected.

Remove items from the washer when the cycle ends and place in dryer, line dry or dry flat as directed on the fabric care label.

For best results

Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be washed.

Excess wrinkling, color transfer or odors may develop in items left in the washer after the cycle has ended, if not removed promptly.

CAUTION

ENTRAPMENT and TIP-OVERHAZARD

Do not leave the door open if there are small children or pets present. An open door could entice children to hang on the door or crawl inside the washer. If there are no small children present, you may leave the door ajar to prevent odor build up.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Specialty Cycles may include, but not limited to:

•quick sanitize •jeans

•pet beds •kids wear •stuffed toys •hand wash

This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Consoles shown above for reference only. Your model may differ.

Cycle Selection

Turn the cycle selector in either direction to the cycle desired. The indicator for that cycle will be illuminated.

For best results

Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be washed.

To change the cycle once it has begun, press the cancel button before selecting a new cycle. Just turning the cycle selector knob to another selection will not change

the cycle.

normal

Use this load for cotton, linen, towels, shirts, sheets, denims and mixed loads.

casual

Use this cycle for cottons and blends with a permanent press or no-ironfinish.

quick wash

Quickly wash a small, lightly soiled load.

delicates

Use this cycle for lightly soiled knits and delicates which require gentle washing.

hand wash (on select models)

Use this cycle to provide intermittent, gentle tumbling for items labeled “Hand Wash”.

bedding

This cycle is designed for bulky items such as comforters, blankets, mattress pads, sleeping bags and similar items.

heavy duty

Use this cycle for heavily soiled, durable garments - ex. towels, sports gear, or fabric tote bags. For best soil and stain removal, use the hottest water safe for the fabrics being washed.

whites

Use this cycle for white fabrics and lightly colored clothing. Refer to fabric care label for use of liquid chlorine bleach.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Cycle Selection, continued

rinse & spin (on select models)

Select rinse & spin for loads that need a cold water rinse or to add fabric softener that may have been omitted in a regular cycle. Add the fabric softener to the dispenser chamber. Select the spin speed appropriate for the load.

NOTE

You may deselect fresh rinse if you wish to perform aspin only cycle or selectno spin if you want to perform a drain only cycle.

spin only (on select models)

Use the spin only cycle anytime you want to drain water from the washer and spin out the load or as afollow-upto ano spin selection. Select the spin speed appropriate to the load.Fresh rinse is also a selectable option.

sanitize

Use the sanitize cycle to clean and sanitize heavily soiled, colorfast fabrics including towels, bedding, and children’s clothing.

It is recommended that you set your water heater to 120° F (49° C) or higher to ensure proper performance during this cycle. If the setting is lower or the load

is extra large, the cycle time will be extended by 30 minutes or more.

The sanitize cycle will kill 99.9% of bacteria with no carryover of bacteria between loads. No bleach or

harsh chemicals are needed, but higher temperatures are required. Please check fabric care labels to prevent damage.

NOTE

Only sanitizing cycles have been designed to meet the requirements of NSF P172 protocol for sanitization efficacy.

NSF Protocol P172

Sanitization Performance of Residential

and Commercial, Family-SizedClothes

Washers

The wash water is heated by an internal boost heater to a maximum of 152° F (67° C) as the load tumbles. Cold water is added to cool down the load prior to drain and spin.

NOTE

If the voltage at your outlet is under 110 v, the internal heater may not adequately heat the wash water. If

the cycle is interrupted while the water is heating, the final temperature of the wash water may be lower and sanitation may be reduced.

As a precaution, the washer door is locked once the water temperature reaches 130° F (55° C). If the cycle is cancelled during the wash phase and the water temperature is greater than 150° F (66° C), an automatic cool down and drain will occur before the door can be opened.

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Specialty Cycle Selection

Specialty Cycles (on select models)

Turn the cycle selector to specialty cycles to access additional custom cycles. Scroll through the cycles by pressing the outer buttons under the LCD screen.

jeans

Wash an entire load of denim jeans with the Jeans cycle. It provides 20 minutes of reversing tumble wash action withcold water,medium spin speed to reduce wrinkling and afresh rinse to remove excess dirt and detergent.

quick sanitize

Use the quick sanitize cycle to quickly kill 99.9% of bacteria with no carryover of bacteria between loads. No bleach or harsh chemicals are needed, but higher temperatures are required. Please check fabric care labels to prevent damage.

NOTE

Only sanitizing cycles have been designed to meet the requirements of NSF P172 protocol for sanitization efficacy.

NSF Protocol P172

Sanitization Performance of Residential

and Commercial, Family-SizedClothes

Washers

kids wear

Wash normally-soiledkids wear and baby wear with this specialty cycle.Fresh rinse,high spin speed andhot water are default presets.Allergy will also be selected as an option.

pet beds

Wash soft-sidedpet beds, pet pillows or pet blankets with thepet beds cycle. Theallergy option will kill dust mites and eliminate 95% of pet dander with multiple rinses.Cold water to release protein stains,fresh rinse andhigh spin speed to extract more water (reducing drying time) are preset selections. Not recommended for wool or fleece fabrics.

IMPORTANT

Remove as much of pet hair as possible with vacuum, pet hair roller or brush to prevent clogging washer drain pump.

stuffed toys

Wash stuffed animals and soft toys with the stuffed toys cycle. Wash temperature iscold, with a midagitation injection of steam to release stubborn stains.Fresh rinse andlow spin speed to prevent deformation of toys are also preset selections. Protect your washer drum finish and maximize toy life by placing it in a pillow case and tying the end closed before washing it.

hand wash

Use this specialty cycle to provide intermittent, gentle tumbling for items labeled “Hand Wash”.

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Cycle Settings

For best results

Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be dried.

Appropriate wash temperature, spin speeds, soil level and options will automatically be displayed for each cycle. The settings can be changed before the cycle is started. Make modifications according to fiber content, colorfastness and soil level. Modifications for each cycle will be remembered and recalled each time that cycle is selected in the future.

To return to factory settings, press these

two buttons at the

same time and hold until the signal sounds.

NOTE

To change settings after the cycle starts, press pause, adjust the setting and pressSTART to resume the cycle.

WASH WATER TEMPERATURE

To change the preset temperature, press the temp button to scroll to the desired setting. A cold water rinse saves energy and reduces wrinkling.

To protect your fabrics, not all temperatures are available with every cycle. The indicator will not light if the setting is not available with that cycle.

Wash water temperatures are automatically regulated to maximize detergent effectiveness and improve washing performance. The water heater setting and its distance from the washer, water usage in other parts of the home, and seasonally low ground water temperature in some geographic areas can affect water temperature.

sanitize

This setting sanitizes heavily soiled colorfast fabrics such as towels, bedding, and children’s clothing by killing 99.9% of bacteria using wash water heated with a boost heater to 152° F (67° C). Cold water is used to cool and rinse the load.

NOTE

Only sanitizing cycles have been designed to meet the requirements of NSF P172 protocol for sanitization efficacy.

NSF Protocol P172

Sanitization Performance of Residential

and Commercial, Family-SizedClothes

Washers

hot

Use this setting for heavily soiled white or colorfast cottons and blends.

warm

Use this setting for normally soiled white or colorfast cottons or blends.

cold

Some warm water will automatically blend with cold tap supply to achieve a precise cold. Use this setting for lightly soilednon-colorfastitems, knits, delicates, and hand washables.

cold water clean

Wash and rinse temperatures are equivalent to temperature of cold tap supply. Use this selection for fabrics and colors that are prone to dye transfer. For use with cold water detergents.

SPIN SPEED

Max,high,medium andlow spin speeds are available for each cycle. The spin speed and/or duration of final spin vary from model to model and cycle to cycle.

Increasing the spin speed will extract more water, decrease drying time and conserve energy. Decreasing the spin speed will reduce wrinkling.

Select low spin speed to gently spin items that should be line dried.

Use no spin to omit the final spin at the end of the cycle. The load will be very wet. Remove items from the wash drum to drip dry or select aspin only orrinse & spin cycle to remove excess water at a more convenient time.

SOIL LEVEL

Adjust the wash time in 3-minuteincrements based on the soil level of each load.Max,heavy,normal,light andextra light soil levels are available.

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Cycle Options

To add options, press the corresponding options buttons to illuminate the selections desired. To delete options, press the options buttons again and the indicator lights will turn off. Some options require a “press & hold” effort to activate or deactivate the secondary function.

Not all options are available on every model. To protect your fabrics, not all options are available with every cycle. If an option is not appropriate for the cycle, the indicator will not light. Occasionally, a setting and option in the same cycle will conflict with each other, like add steam andenergy saver. When this happens, the option selected first will cause the conflicting option to not be selectable.

NOTE

To change the options after the cycle starts, presspause, adjust the setting and pressSTART to resume the cycle.

allergy (on select models)

If you have asthma or allergy sufferers in your home, add this option to combine hot water temperature (boosted with internal heater), fast speed tumbling and multiple rinses to help ensure the destruction of dust mites and removal of pet dander.

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE

This option has been certified by NSF International, an independent third party testing and certification organization dedicated to public health, safety and environmental protection.

NSF Protolcol P351

Allergen Reduction Performance

of Residential and Commercial,

Family-SizedClothes Washers

The allergy option will kill all dust mites and eliminate at least 95% of pet dander. Since higher temperatures are required, please check fabric care labels to prevent damage.

energy saver

The energy saver option reduces the warm water temperature a few degrees to save energy and also extracts more water to reduce drying time.

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Cycle Options, continued

add steam

Select this option to add approximately 20 minutes of tumbling in steam during the wash cycle. It is

recommended for heavily soiled loads to help enhance the release of tough stains from fabrics after initial agitation.

NOTE

Steam may not necessarily be visible inside drum during a steam wash cycle.

Steam may not be present during entire steam wash cycle.

IMPORTANT

If steam is selected, rinse temperatures will be elevated.

If washer is paused during a steam wash cycle, the door will remain locked due to higher temperature in drum. DO NOT force open - it will unlock upon cooling.

During a steam cycle you may notice steam exiting from the rear vent of the washer - this is normal and not cause for alarm.

stain clean (on select models)

Use the stain clean option to add a5-minutesoak in the middle of the wash portion of theheavy duty,whites,normal,casual, anddelicates cycles.

drum light (press & hold on some models)

The drum light will come on whenever the door is opened to illuminate the drum during loading and unloading. Closing the door turns off the light. The drum light will automatically turn off if the door is left open more than 3 minutes.

On models with press & hold features, you can activate the drum light during a cycle by pressing and holding the button underoptions with thesymbol. The light will stay on during the cycle for 3 minutes. To turn it off, press and hold the button again.

stain pretreat (on select models)

Stain pretreat uses a special 10 minute soak/pretreat agitation before the main wash. It fills initially with detergent and cold water to prevent protein stains from setting, then the internal heater is activated to heat the wash water to removenon-proteinbased stains. Can be used withpre wash for the toughest stains.

pre wash (on select models)

Select this option to add a short initial wash period to a cycle. Heavily soiled and stained loads will prewash for approximately 5 minutes. The water will drain and the load will automatically advance to the regular wash cycle.

See step 5 in “Operating Your Washer” section in this guide for details on adding detergent to the dispenser.

chime (press & hold)

A signal will sound at the end of the cycle if this option is selected.

delay start

Press delay start to select a wash time convenient to your schedule or during off peak energy hours. The delay time selected will be displayed and begin counting down when you selectStart.

max fill (press & hold)

Increase the water fill level of the agitation portion of any wash cycle.

fresh rinse

Use this option when additional rinsing is desired to remove excess dirt and detergent. It is recommended for heavily soiled loads or if household members have sensitive skin.

clean washer

To clean and freshen the washer, perform the clean washer cycle. If you wish to begin the cycle, pressclean washer and thenSTART when prompted.

This maintenance cycle uses hot water and two rinses to remove residue that may cause odor. See “Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventive)” for detailed information about the clean washer cycle.

NOTE

The washer will automatically prompt you to run the clean washer cycle every 50 cycles. You may press thecancel button to manually perform the cycle at another time.

control lock

To lock the controls between cycles, press and hold the control lock button for 5 seconds. Repeat to unlock the controls when you are ready to operate the washer. Use this feature to reduce the likelihood of accidental operation by children.

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Other Features

Status Display/Status Lights

The estimated total cycle time will be displayed when the cycle is selected. The time may increase if water pressure is low, oversudsing occurs or the load becomes unbalanced. The approximate time remaining will be displayed during the cycle.

Oversuds Detection

A situation where oversudsing has been detected by the washer will result in the washer automatically adding extra rinses to attempt to clear the suds. Each extra rinse the washer performs to clear the suds will add 5 minutes to the cycle display time. If an excessive amount of detergent has been added and additional rinsing has not corrected the issue, “TOO MUCH DETERGENT” will be displayed.

Vent Latch

Help prevent odor buildup and mildew between washes by utilizing your washer’s vent latch feature. To apply the vent lock, (1) open the door slightly, (2) lift the latch arm and then (3) press the arm down onto the plastic door strike, snapping it in place.

The vent latch can be released either of two ways - by pulling door out and manually returning latch arm to lower position or by pushing door shut and allowing latch arm to continue its pivot upward.

IMPORTANT

Do not attempt to close door if vent latch arm is disengaged and arm is in an outward position. Return latch arm to lower position before closing and latching the door.

NOTE

The vent latch may become dislodged from hinge point if door closure is attempted while latch arm is not in an acceptable closing position. The latch arm can be snapped back in at the hinge location. Washer will still operate without latch arm installed.

OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

STATUS DISPLAY

The following will also be displayed at the appropriate times during the cycle:

DOOR LOCK

RINSING

PREWASHING

DRAINING

WASHING

SPINNING

ADDING STEAM

CYCLE COMPLETE

Snap

Hinge

3

2

1

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Washer Settings Chart

These Temperature, Spin Speeds, Soil Levels and Options are available with the following cycles:

 

 

 

sanitize

heavy duty

 

bedding

whites

normal

 

casual

quick wash

delicates

hand wash

spin only

temp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sanitize

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hot

 

 

 

9

 

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

warm

 

 

 

9

 

9

9

9

 

9

9

9

9

 

cold

 

 

 

9

 

9

9

9

 

9

9

9

9

 

cold water clean

 

 

 

9

 

9

9

9

 

9

9

9

9

9

spin speed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

max

 

 

9

9

 

9

9

9

 

 

9

 

 

9

high

 

 

9

9

 

9

9

9

 

9

9

 

 

9

medium

 

 

9

9

 

9

9

9

 

9

 

9

9

9

low

 

 

9

 

 

9

9

9

 

9

 

9

9

9

no spin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

9

 

9

9

9

soil level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

max

 

 

9

9

 

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

heavy

 

 

9

9

 

9

9

9

 

9

 

 

 

 

normal

 

 

9

9

 

9

9

9

 

9

 

9

 

 

light

 

 

 

 

 

9

9

9

 

9

9

9

9

 

extra light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

9

 

9

9

9

9

 

options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

energy saver

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

9

9

 

9

 

 

 

 

add steam

 

 

9

9

 

9

9

9

 

9

 

 

 

 

stain clean

 

 

9

9

 

 

 

9

9

 

9

 

9

 

 

delay start

 

 

9

9

 

9

9

9

 

9

9

9

9

9

fresh rinse

 

 

9

9

 

9

9

9

 

9

9

9

9

9

clean washer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

control lock

 

 

9

9

 

9

9

9

 

9

9

9

9

9

press & hold chime

 

 

9

9

 

9

9

9

 

9

9

9

9

9

press & hold max fill

 

 

9

9

 

9

9

9

 

9

9

9

9

 

9 = Available selections.

 

= Cycle defaults.

 

 

= Non-modifiablepresets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

Washer Settings Chart

These Temperature, Spin Speeds, Soil Levels and Options are available with the following cycles:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

specialty cycles

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sanitize

bedding

heavy duty

whites

normal

casual

quick wash

delicates

rinse & spin

quick sanitize

jeans

 

pet beds

kids wear

 

stuffed toys

hand wash

temp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sanitize

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

hot

 

 

 

9

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

9

 

 

 

warm

 

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

cold

 

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

9

cold water clean

 

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

spin speed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

max

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

 

9

 

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

high

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

 

9

 

 

 

9

9

 

 

 

medium

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

9

 

9

9

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

low

 

 

9

 

 

 

9

9

9

 

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

9

no spin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

9

 

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

soil level

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

max

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

heavy

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

normal

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

9

 

9

 

 

9

 

 

9

 

9

 

light

 

 

 

9

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

extra light

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

allergy

 

 

9

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

9

 

 

 

energy saver

 

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

add steam

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

9

 

stain pretreat

 

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pre wash

 

 

 

9

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

delay start

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

 

9

9

 

9

9

fresh rinse

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

 

9

 

9

9

 

9

9

clean washer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

control lock

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

 

9

9

 

9

9

press & hold light

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

 

9

9

 

9

9

press & hold chime

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

 

9

9

 

9

9

press & hold max fill

 

 

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

9

 

9

9

 

9

9

 

9

9

9 = Available selections.

 

= Cycle defaults.

 

 

= Non-modifiablepresets.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE

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 utensils used.

Do not combine stain removal products, especially ammonia and chlorine bleach. Dangerous fumes can 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 on the next page.

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

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

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

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

Rinse and wash items after stain removal.

WARNING

HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD

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.

For best results

Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be washed.

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STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE

 

 

 

 

Stain Removal Suggestions

 

 

 

 

 

STAIN

TREATMENT

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adhesive tape, chewing

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

 

 

gum, rubber cement

wash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baby formula, dairy

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

 

 

products, egg

Wash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 sol-

 

 

 

vent. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chocolate

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

 

 

 

safe for fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Collar or cuff soil, cos-

Pretreat with prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap.

 

 

metics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dye transfer on white

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

 

 

fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grass

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

 

 

 

safe for fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grease, oil, tar (but-

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

 

 

ter, fats, salad dressing,

stains and tar, apply nonflammable dry cleaning fluid to back of stain. Replace towels

 

 

cooking oils, car grease,

under stain frequently. Rinse thoroughly. Wash using hottest water safe for fabric.

 

 

motor oils)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 pol-

 

 

 

ish 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

Use rust remover safe for fabric. Do not use chlorine bleach because it may intensify

 

 

discoloration

discoloration.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shoe polish

LIQUID: Pretreat with a paste of powder 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tomato

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urine, vomit, mucus,

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

 

 

feces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wine

Pretreat or soak in cold water. Wash in hottest water and bleach safe for fabric

 

 

 

 

 

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CARE AND CLEANING

Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventive)

To help prevent odors, mold or mildew, leave the door open for a few hours after use or whenever the washer is not in use.

CAUTION

ENTRAPMENT and TIP-OVERHAZARD

Do not leave the door open if there are small children or pets present. An open door could entice children to hang on the door or crawl inside the washer. If there are no small children present, you may leave the door ajar to prevent odor build up.

TO REFRESH OR CLEAN INSIDE OF WASHER

To clean and freshen the washer, perform the clean washer cycle. For best results use theclean washer cycle once a month. To begin the cycle, pressclean washer and thenSTART when prompted during automated reminder mode or manually select the cycle by following these directions:

Rotate cycle knob to the cycle position indicated to the right. Then press the clean washer option button. The LCD screen will display “SYSTEM CLEAN”.

IMPORTANT

Items left in washer while performing the clean washer cycle will cause a severeout-of-balancesituation that could damage the washing machine.

If installed, remove the “MAIN WASH - LIQUID ONLY” cup from the dispenser.REMOVE ALL ITEMS FROM WASH DRUM before filling the detergent chamber with one (1) cup of liquid chlorine bleachOR one (1) pouch of TIDE® WASHING MACHINE CLEANER.DO NOT use both. PressSTART to begin.

For best results

Immediately follow up with a spin only cycle. Selectfresh rinse onmax spin speed with no detergent or bleach to help clear any residual bleach left after theclean washer cycle.

NOTE

If the clean washer cycle is cancelled or paused during the cycle, the washer will go through 2 rinse cycles to clean the drum of any residual bleach before unlocking the door.

If included with purchase, remove “LIQUID ONLY” dispenser cup.

“MAIN WASH” compartment.

Turn cycle selector to this position.

Press clean washer button to enterclean washer cycle.

WARNING

HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD

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.

22

CARE AND CLEANING

Other Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventive)

Cleaning Dispenser Drawer Area

NOTE

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

• Remove the drawer by pulling the drawer out until it stops.

• Reach back into the left rear corner of the drawer cavity and press down firmly on the lock tab. Pull out the drawer.

• Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments.

• Rinse the drawer and inserts with a combination of ¾ cup liquid chlorine bleach and 1 gallon 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. Rinse well with tap water.

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.

• Replace the insert by pressing it in place until you hear a slight click. Return the dispenser drawer.

Daily Preventive Maintenance

• 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.

• If there are no small children or pets present, you may leave the door ajar when the washer is not in use.

• Leave the dispenser drawer open slightly at the end of the wash day.

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.

23

CARE AND CLEANING

Inside Cleaning (Aggressive)

In cases where the clean washer cycle along with care and cleaning of rubber gasket folds isn’t done, and severe odor, mold, mildew, or residue buildup have developed, follow the below cleaning procedure to help alleviate the problem.

CLEANING PROCEDURE - Washer Drum

Ensure the wash tub is empty (or no clothes load). Open the detergent drawer and pour eight (8) cups of bleach into the “MAIN WASH” detergent compartment. Selectclean washer cycle as described previously inInside Routine Cleaning (Preventive).

Upon cycle completion inspect the interior of the washer to see if the odor/residue has been eliminated. If any additional cleaning is required, repeat the above procedure. This may take several cycles depending on the severity of the odor/residue. You may observe some remaining discoloration due to the long term effects of this residue.

For especially contaminated areas visible inside the drum (including the front rubber seal), these areas might be more effectively cleaned by spraying a Bleach Cleaner on a scrub brush, soft sponge, or towel and scrubbing.

IMPORTANT

Always wear rubber or latex gloves and protect floor and clothing from damage.

If odor is still left after bleach cycle(s) and bleach cleaner, open the detergent drawer and pour one (1) pouch

of TIDE® WASHING MACHINE CLEANER in detergent drawer. Selectclean washer cycle as above and start the washer.

For best results

Immediately follow up with a spin only cycle. Selectfresh rinse onmax spin speed with no detergent or bleach to help clear any residual bleach left after theclean washer cycle.

IMPORTANT

See Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventive)for future cleaning maintenance which is necessary to avoid repeating issues.

NOTE

If the Clean Washer cycle is cancelled or paused during the cycle, the washer will go through 2 rinse cycles to clean the drum of any residual bleach before unlocking the door.

If included with purchase, remove “LIQUID ONLY” dispenser cup.

“MAIN WASH” compartment.

Turn cycle selector to this position.

Press clean washer button to enterclean washer cycle.

WARNING

HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD

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.

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Outside Routine 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.

Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or abrasive cleansers

If the cabinet becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine bleach (1 part bleach to 8 parts 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 tape.

When cleaning chrome parts use a window cleaner with ammonia or mild soap and water.

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

Winterizing Instructions

IMPORTANT

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:

1Turn off water supply faucets.

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

3Plug electrical cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.

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

5Select a spin only cycle. PressSTART and let the washer drain for 1 minute to drain out all the water. Not all of the RV antifreeze will be expelled.

6Press cancel, unplug electrical power cord, dry off drum interior and close door.

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

8Store washer in an upright position.

9To remove antifreeze from washer after storage, perform clean washer cycle as described earlier.

CARE AND CLEANING

IMPORTANT

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

 

Follow WINTERIZING

 

INSTRUCTIONS for

RV

cold weather storage

and care.

ANTIFREEZE

 

 

25

SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS

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

If caused by detergent,

Avoid overfilling detergent

 

 

or fabric softener dispensed

 

mix 1 cup (240 ml) white

 

and fabric softener compart-

 

 

directly onto fabric.

 

vinegar with 1 quart (.95 L)

 

ments of dispenser.

 

 

 

 

water in a plastic container.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soak item 1 hour. Rinse.

 

 

 

 

 

If caused by fabric softener,

 

 

 

 

 

 

rub stains with bar soap.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wash.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discoloration,

Not enough detergent.

Rewash with correct amount

Sort items by soil level and

graying

Wash water temperature

 

of detergent and hottest

 

color.

 

 

too low.

 

water safe for fabric.

Use correct amount of de-

 

Incorrect sorting.

Add bleach safe for fabric.

 

tergent, hottest water and

 

 

 

 

 

 

bleach safe for fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greasy, oily

Not enough detergent.

Treat with prewash stain

Use correct amount of

stains

Undiluted liquid fabric

 

remover or liquid detergent.

 

detergent and hottest water

 

 

softener poured directly on

Increase detergent and wa-

 

safe for fabric.

 

 

fabric.

 

ter temperature. Rewash.

Do not pour liquid fabric

 

 

 

Rub fabric softener stains

 

softener directly on fabric.

 

 

 

 

with bar soap.

 

See Operating Your, step 5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Holes, tears, or

Incorrect use of chlorine

May be irreversible if rips,

Never pour chlorine bleach

snags

 

bleach.

 

tears and seams cannot be

 

directly on fabric.

 

Unfastened zippers, hooks,

 

mended.

Check condition of items

 

 

buckles.

 

 

 

before washing. See Operat-

 

Rips, tears and broken

 

 

 

ing Your, steps 2 and 5.

 

 

threads.

 

 

 

 

 

Overloading the washer.

 

 

 

 

 

Degradation of fabric.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lint

Incorrect sorting.

Reduce load size. Rewash

See Operating Your, steps 1

 

Tissues left in pocket.

 

using correct water tem-

 

and 2.

 

Overloading the washer.

 

perature, water level, and

Do not overload washer.

 

Not enough detergent.

 

amount of detergent.

Use correct temperature

 

Undissolved detergent has

Add nonprecipitating water

 

and amount of detergent,

 

 

left a residue resembling

 

conditioner to wash water to

 

water and wash time.

 

 

lint.

 

remove detergent residue.

 

 

 

Static cling is attracting lint.

Add liquid fabric softener to

 

 

 

Load washed too long.

 

final rinse.

 

 

 

 

 

Dry load in dryer.

 

 

 

 

 

Remove lint with lint brush

 

 

 

 

 

 

or roller.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS

Common Washing Problems, continued

PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSES

SOLUTIONS

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pilling

Pilling is normal with syn-

Use a lint brush or shaver to

Use fabric softener in the

(Fibers ball up

 

thetic and permanent press

 

remove pills.

 

washer to lubricate fibers.

and cling to

 

fabrics. This is due to abra-

 

 

When ironing, use spray

fabric.)

 

sion from normal wear.

 

 

 

starch or fabric finish on col-

 

 

 

 

 

 

lars and cuffs.

 

 

 

 

 

Turn items inside out to

 

 

 

 

 

 

reduce abrasion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residue or

Undissolved detergent.

Rewash load.

Increase water temperature

powder on dark

Some granular detergents

 

 

 

using hottest water safe for

items;

 

can combine with hard

 

 

 

fabric.

Stiff, harsh

 

water minerals to form a

 

 

Do not overload washer.

fabrics.

 

residue.

 

 

Use liquid detergent or

 

Overloading the washer.

 

 

 

use nonprecipitating water

 

 

 

 

 

 

conditioner with powder

 

 

 

 

 

 

detergent.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wrinkling

Overloading the washer.

Reduce load size.

Do not overload washer.

 

Incorrect wash cycle for

Rinse in cold water with liq-

Remove items from washer

 

 

wash load.

 

uid fabric softener using the

 

as soon as cycle is com-

 

 

 

 

casual or delicate cycle.

 

pleted.

 

 

 

 

 

Use liquid fabric softener.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow buildup

Agitation time too short.

Soak in detergent booster

Select correct wash cycle.

of body soil on

Wash water temperature

 

or product containing en-

Use correct amount of

synthetic fabrics

 

too low.

 

zymes.

 

detergent.

 

Not enough detergent.

Wash in hottest water safe

Wash synthetics frequently

 

 

 

 

for fabric using casual cycle.

 

using hot or warm water.

 

 

 

Increase detergent.

 

 

 

 

 

Add bleach safe for fabric or

 

 

 

 

 

 

treat with color remover.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yellow or brown

Iron or manganese in water

To restore discolored load

Use nonprecipitating water

rust stains

 

supply, water pipes, or

 

of whites, use rust remover

 

softener.

 

 

water heater.

 

safe for fabric.

Before washing, run hot

 

 

 

Do not use chlorine bleach

 

water for a few minutes to

 

 

 

 

to remove rust stains. It

 

clear lines.

 

 

 

 

may intensify discoloration.

Drain water heater occa-

 

 

 

 

 

 

sionally.

 

 

 

 

 

For an ongoing problem,

 

 

 

 

 

 

install an iron filter in your

 

 

 

 

 

 

water supply system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS

Common Washing Problems, continued

PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSES

SOLUTIONS

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residue stains /

Moisture in the washer.

Perform SYSTEM CLEAN

Run dehumidifier in laundry

buildup, mold or

Use of non-HEdetergent.

 

cycle

 

room.

mildew stains in

Overdosing detergent.

Scrub gasket with Comet™

Avoid overfilling detergent

gasket

Overloading wash drum.

 

Spray Gel Mildew Stain

 

and fabric softener compart-

 

Leaving a wet load set in

 

Remover using brush to

 

ments of dispenser.

 

 

washer.

 

remove stains.

Dry the inside of washer

 

Cold water washes which

Use only HE (high efficiency

 

and gasket after every run.

 

 

may not completely dissolve

 

detergent) along with rec-

 

 

 

 

and remove detergents.

 

ommended dosage.

 

 

 

 

 

• Remove wash load immedi-

 

 

 

 

 

 

ately upon cycle completion.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Residue stains

Moisture in the washer.

Remove dispenser drawer

Avoid overfilling detergent

/ buildup, mold

Use of non-HEdetergent.

 

and wipe dispenser and

 

and fabric softener compart-

or mildew stains

Overdosing detergent.

 

inserts with combination of

 

ments of dispenser.

in dispenser

 

 

 

¾ cup liquid chlorine bleach

 

 

drawer

 

 

 

and one gallon hot water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rinse well, and repeat if

 

 

 

 

 

 

necessary. Return drawer to

 

 

 

 

 

 

location. NOTE: Wear rub-

 

 

 

 

 

 

ber of latex gloves. Protect

 

 

 

 

 

 

floor and clothing from

 

 

 

 

 

 

bleach damage.

 

 

 

 

 

Use only HE (high efficiency

 

 

 

 

 

 

detergent) along with rec-

 

 

 

 

 

 

ommended dosage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water in fold of

Result of washing and part

At the end of each wash,

 

 

flexible gasket

 

of normal operation.

 

dry inside of gasket fold

 

 

 

 

 

 

with clean dry towel all

 

 

 

 

 

 

around gasket.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odor

• Moisture in the washer.

• Perform SYSTEM CLEAN

• Leave door and dispenser

 

Use of non-HEdetergent.

 

cycle.

 

drawer open for a few

 

Overdosing detergent.

At the end of each wash,

 

hours after use or whenever

 

Leaving a wet load remain

 

dry inside of gasket fold

 

washer is not in use.

 

 

in washer.

 

with clean, dry towel all

 

 

 

• Cold water washes which

 

around gasket.

 

 

 

 

may not completely dissolve

Use only HE (high efficiency

 

 

 

 

and remove detergents.

 

detergent) along with rec-

 

 

 

 

 

 

ommended dosage.

 

 

 

 

 

• Remove wash load immedi-

 

 

 

 

 

 

ately upon cycle completion.

 

 

 

 

 

Pour one cup liquid chlorine

 

 

 

 

 

 

bleach in standpipe; let

 

 

 

 

 

 

remain a day and flush with

 

 

 

 

 

 

water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS

Service Prevention Checklist

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

OCCURRENCE

POSSIBLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

NOISE

 

 

 

 

 

High pitch “jet engine”

A certain amount of motor whine is nor-

 

noise.

mal during the spin cycle.

 

 

 

 

Rattling and clanking

Foreign objects such as coins or safety

Stop washer and check drum. If noise continues after

noise.

pins may be in drum or pump.

washer is restarted, objects may be in pump. Call your

 

 

authorized servicer.

 

 

 

 

Belt buckles and metal fasteners are hit-

To prevent unnecessary noise and damage to drum,

 

ting wash drum.

fasten fasteners and turn items inside out.

 

 

 

Thumping sound.

Heavy wash loads may produce a thump-

Stop washer and redistribute wash load.

 

ing sound. This is usually normal. If

 

 

sound continues, washer is probably out

 

 

of balance.

 

Vibrating noise.

Washer is not resting firmly on floor.

Move washer so it rests firmly on floor. Adjust leveling legs. 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

Make sure plug fits tightly in wall outlet.

 

in or connection may be loose.

 

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

 

 

 

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SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS

Service Prevention Checklist, continued

OCCURRENCE

POSSIBLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

 

 

 

WATER

 

 

Water collects in folds of

This is a result of the washing action and

 

the bellows at the end of

is part of the normal operation of the

 

the cycle.

washer.

 

 

 

 

Water collects in bleach

This is a result of the siphoning action

Water may be removed by removing the dispenser

and fabric softener com-

and is part of the normal operation of the

drawer (see Care and Cleaning in this guide) and draining

partments.

washer.

water into the empty drum or sink.

 

 

 

Wash load too wet after

Washer is overloaded.

Do not overload washer. See Operating Your Washer,

spin.

 

step 4.

 

 

 

 

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

Water supply is not adequate in area.

Check another faucet in the house. Wait until water supply

washer or it enters slowly.

 

and pressure increase.

 

 

 

 

Water supply faucets are not completely

Fully open hot and cold faucets.

 

open.

 

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 slowly.

Drain hose is kinked or clogged.

Clean and straighten the drain hose.

 

 

Drain hose standpipe is too tall. Maximum

Reduce standpipe height to less than 8’ (2.4 m). See

standpipe height is 8’ (2.4 m).

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

 

 

House drain pipes are clogged.

Unclog drain pipes. Contact plumber if necessary.

Water leaks.

Fill hose connection is loose at faucet or

Check and tighten hose connections. Install rubber seal-

 

washer.

ing 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

Hot and cold water hoses are connected

Connect hot water hose to hot water faucet and cold

temperatures.

to wrong supply faucets.

water hose to cold water faucet.

Water is entering washer

Drain hose standpipe is too low. Stand-

but tub does not fill.

pipe must be a minimum of 23.6” (60 cm)

 

high to prevent siphoning.

Increase standpipe height to at least 23.6” (60 cm). See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

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MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY INFORMATION

For the applicable warranty period as set forth below, as measured from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will repair or replace any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.

Warranty Periods:

All parts — One year including labor

Wash tub — Functional life of the product (excluding labor)

Wash tub drive motor, non-cosmeticdefects — Ten years (excluding labor)

Exclusions

This warranty does not cover the following:

1.Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.

2.Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada.

3.Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.

4.Products purchased “as-is”are not covered by this warranty.

5.Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.

6.Products used in a commercial setting.

7.Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.

8.Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.

9.Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.

10.Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.

11.Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.

12.Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc.

13.Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.

DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES

CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

IF YOU NEED SERVICE

Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below.

This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.

USA

Canada

1.800.944.9044

1.800.265.8352

Electrolux Major Appliances

Electrolux Canada Corp.

10200 David Taylor Drive

5855 Terry Fox Way

Charlotte, NC 28262

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

 

L5V 3E4

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