Amana NTW4601B, NTW4600Y, NTW4611B, NTW4610Y, NTW4631B, NTW4651B, NTW4701B, NTW4630Y, NTW4650Y, NTW4700Y User Guide

3.81 Mb
Loading...

TOP-LOADING

LAVEUSE À CHARGEMENT

WASHER

PAR LE DESSUS

USE AND CARE GUIDE

GUIDE D’UTILISATION ET

 

D’ENTRETIEN

Table of Contents

Table des matières

 

WASHER SAFETY.............................................................

2

SÉCURITÉ DE LA LAVEUSE..........................................

15

WHAT’S NEW UNDER THE LID?.....................................

3

QUOI DE NEUF SOUS LE COUVERCLE?.....................

16

CONTROL PANEL AND FEATURES................................

4

TABLEAU DE COMMANDE

 

CYCLE GUIDE...................................................................

5

ET CARACTÉRISTIQUES...............................................

17

USING YOUR WASHER....................................................

6

GUIDE DE PROGRAMMES............................................

19

WASHER MAINTENANCE................................................

8

UTILISATION DE LA LAVEUSE......................................

20

TROUBLESHOOTING.....................................................

10

ENTRETIEN DE LA LAVEUSE........................................

23

WARRANTY....................................................................

14

DÉPANNAGE...................................................................

25

ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE........................

BACK COVER

GARANTIE.......................................................................

31

ASSISTANCE OU SERVICE..... COUVERTURE ARRIÈRE

Para una versión de estas instrucciones en español, visite www.amana.com

W10420472C W10420473C - SP

WASHER SAFETY

2

WHAT’S NEW UNDER THE LID?

Your new washer will operate differently than your past agitator-style washer.

Lid Locked

To allow for higher spin speeds, the lid will lock and the Lid Locked light will turn on. When this light is lit, the lid is locked and cannot be opened. When this light is

blinking, the washer is paused. When this light is off, the lid can be opened. After a cycle is started, water will enter

washer and then lock. If you need to open the lid to add a garment after this point, you must press START/Pause/ Unlock Lid and wait for the lid to unlock. The lid will only unlock after washer movement has stopped. Depending on when in the cycle you try to pause, it may take several

seconds to several minutes for the lid to unlock. Press START/Pause/Unlock Lid to resume the cycle.

Sensing

This washer will perform a series of spins to check for load balance. During this time, a series of clicks and a whirring noise signal that sensing technology is determining if there is an off-balance load.

IMPORTANT:

Sounds

At different stages of the wash cycle, you may hear sounds and pauses that are different from those of your previous washer. For example, you may hear a clicking and hum at the beginning of the cycle as the lid lock goes through a self-test. There will be different kinds of humming and whirring sounds as the agitator tests for load balance or moves the load. And, sometimes, you may hear nothing at all as the washer allows time for clothes to soak.

Spray Rinse

Select cycles default to a spray rinse. During these cycles, you will hear water enter the washer as the tub spins, allowing the rinse water to penetrate clothes. Check the “Cycle Guide” for details.

■■ After the washer basket fills to the selected water level, the lid must be closed before the wash cycle can start. If filling stops with the lid open, close lid and press START button.

■■ Fabric Softener option must be set to Yes to ensure fabric softener dispenses at the correct time (on some models).

3

CONTROL PANEL & FEATURES

1

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 5

1

 

2

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6 5

Not all features and options are available on all models. Appearance may vary.

1LOAD SIZE

Select the setting most suitable for your load. Ex small or Small (depending on model) will add a low amount of water for smaller loads and Large will add the most amount of water for large or bulky loads. Items need to move freely. Tightly packing can lead to poor cleaning performance, and may increase wrinkling and tangling.

2WASH TEMPERATURE

Temperature senses and maintains uniform water temperatures by regulating incoming hot and cold water.

Select a wash temperature based on the type of fabric and soils being washed. For best results and following the garment label instructions, use the warmest wash water safe for your fabric.

■■ On some models and cycles, warm and hot water may be cooler than your previous washer.

■■ Even in a cold and cool water wash, some warm water may be added to the washer to maintain a minimum temperature.

3FABRIC SOFTENER (on some models)

This option can be added to most cycles and must be set to YES if using fabric softener during a cycle. It ensures that fabric softener is added at the correct time in the rinse for even distribution.

4WASH CYCLE KNOB

Use the Wash Cycle knob to select cycles on your washer. Knob does not advance during the progress of the cycle, see cycle status lights for each stage of the process. See “Cycle Guide” for detailed descriptions of cycles.

5START/PAUSE/UNLOCK LID BUTTON

Press to start the selected cycle; press again to pause the cycle and unlock the lid.

NOTE: If the washer is spinning, it may take several minutes to unlock the lid. Press and hold for 3 seconds to cancel a cycle.

6CYCLE STATUS LIGHTS

The Cycle Status Lights show the progress of a cycle. At each stage of the process, you may notice sounds or pauses that are different from traditional washers.

FILL

When the START/Pause/Unlock Lid button is pressed, the washer will fill to the selected water level. If the lid is closed when the machine is done filling the lid will lock and the machine will begin operation.

If the lid is open when the water stops entering the machine, the cycle will not begin until the lid has been closed and the START/Pause/Unlock Lid button is pressed. If the cycle has not been started within

10 minutes of the water filling the washer, the washer will pump out the water.

4

NOTE: Avoid opening lid during sensing phase. The sensing process will start over when the washer is restarted. The fill light may also come on during the Soak and Wash portions of the cycle. This is normal. To restart the washer after the lid has been opened press start.

WASH

You will hear the agitator moving the load. The motor sounds may change at different stages in the cycle. The wash time is determined by the selected soil level.

RINSE

You will hear sounds similar to the wash cycle as the washer rinses and moves the load. You may hear the motor turning on briefly (short hum) to move the basket while filling. Fabric softener will be added if the Fabric Softener knob was set to YES.

Some cycles use spray rinsing. After draining and spinning out wash water, the washer will continue to spin and spray in rinse water for the entire rinse time.

CYCLE GUIDE

For best fabric care, choose the cycle that best fits the load being washed. Not all cycles and options are available on all models.

SPIN

The washer spins the load at increasing speeds for proper water removal, based on the selected cycle and spin speed.

CYCLE COMPLETE

Once the cycle is complete, this light will come on. Remove the load promptly for best results.

LID LOCKED

To allow for higher spin speeds, the lid

will lock and the Lid Locked light will turn on. When this light is on, the lid is locked and cannot be opened. When

this light is blinking, the washer is paused. When this light is off, the lid can be opened.

If you need to open the lid, press START/Pause/Unlock Lid. The lid will unlock once the washer movement has stopped. This may take several minutes if the load was spinning at high speed. Press START/Pause/Unlock Lid again to resume the cycle.

Items to wash:

Cycle:

Wash

Spin

Cycle Details:

 

 

Temperature*:

Speed:

 

 

 

 

 

 

No-iron fabrics,

Casual

Hot

Low

Use this cycle to wash normally soiled loads of no-iron fabrics such

cottons, perm press,

Heavy

Warm

 

as sport shirts, blouses, casual business clothes, permanent press,

linens, synthetics

 

Cool

 

and blends.

 

 

Cold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No-iron fabrics,

Casual

Hot

Low

Use this cycle to wash loads of no-iron fabrics such as sport shirts,

cottons, perm press,

Regular

Warm

 

blouses, casual business clothes, permanent press, and blends.

linens, synthetics

 

Cool

 

 

 

 

Cold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

No-iron fabrics,

Casual

Hot

Low

Use this cycle to wash lightly soiled loads of no-iron

cottons, perm press,

Light

Warm

 

fabrics such as sport shirts, blouses, casual business clothes,

linens, synthetics

 

Cool

 

permanent press, and blends.

 

 

Cold

 

 

Cottons, linens,

Normal

Hot

High

Use this cycle for heavily soiled cottons and mixed fabric loads. This

towels, sheets, and

Super Heavy

Warm

 

cycle features a spray rinse. Use this cycle for cleaning the interior

mixed garment loads

 

Cool

 

of the washer. See “Washer Care.”

 

 

Cold

 

 

Cottons, linens,

Normal Regular

Hot

High

Use this cycle for normally soiled cottons and mixed fabric loads.

sheets, and mixed

 

Warm

 

This cycle features a spray rinse.

garment loads

 

Cool

 

 

 

 

Cold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cottons, linens,

Normal

Hot

High

Use this cycle for lightly soiled cottons and mixed fabric loads. This

sheets, and mixed

Light

Warm

 

cycle features a spray rinse.

garment loads

 

Cool

 

 

 

 

Cold

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Machine-wash silks,

Delicate Regular

Hot

Low

Use this cycle to wash soiled garments indicating “Machine

hand-washed fabrics

 

Warm

 

Washable Silks” or “Gentle” cycle on the care label. Place small

 

 

Cool

 

items in mesh garment bags before washing. This cycle features a

 

 

Cold

 

spray rinse.

Machine-wash silks,

Delicate

Hot

Low

Use this cycle to wash lightly soiled garments indicating “Machine

hand-washed fabrics

Light

Warm

 

Washable Silks” or “Gentle” cycle on the care

 

 

Cool

 

label. Place small items in mesh garment bags before

 

 

Cold

 

washing. This cycle features a spray rinse.

 

 

 

 

 

Small loads of items

Handwash

Hot

Low

Similar to the way garments are hand-washed in a sink, this cycle

labeled “handwash”:

 

Warm

 

combines periods of low-speed agitation and soaking. This cycle

undergarments, bras,

 

Cool

 

features a spray rinse.

silks

 

Cold

 

NOTE: Use mesh garment bags as needed.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swimsuits and

Rinse/Spin

Cold rinse only

High

Combines a rinse and high speed spin for loads requiring an

garments requiring

 

 

 

additional rinse cycle or to complete a load after power interruption.

rinsing without

 

 

 

Also use for loads that require rinsing only.

detergent

 

 

 

 

Hand-washed

Drain/Spin

N/A

High

This cycle uses a spin to shorten drying times for heavy fabrics or

garments or dripping

 

 

 

special-care items washed by hand. Use this cycle to drain washer

wet items

 

 

 

after cancelling a cycle or completing a cycle after a power failure.

 

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Be sure to set Fabric Softener knob to YES, if adding fabric softener to load (on some models). *All rinses are cold.

5

USING YOUR WASHER

WARNING

1. Sort and prepare your laundry

■■ Empty pockets. Loose change, buttons, or any small object can pass under the agitator and become trapped, causing unexpected sounds.

■■ Sort garments by recommended cycle, water temperature, and colorfastness.

■■ Separate heavily soiled garments from lightly soiled. ■■ Separate delicate garment from sturdy fabrics.

■■ Do not dry garments if stains remain after washing, because heat can set stains into fabric.

■■ Treat stains promptly.

■■ Close zippers, fasten hooks, tie strings and sashes, and remove non-washable trim and ornaments.

■■ Mend rips and tears to avoid further damage to garments during washing.

Helpful Tips:

■■ When washing water-proof or water-resistant garments, load evenly.

■■ Use mesh garment bags to help avoid tangling when washing delicate or small items.

■■ Turn knits inside out to avoid pilling. Separate lint-takers from lint-givers. Synthetics, knits, and corduroy fabrics will pick up lint from towels, rugs, and chenille fabrics.

NOTE: Always read and follow fabric care label instructions to avoid damage to your garments.

Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Do not remove ground prong.

Do not use an adapter.

Do not use an extension cord.

Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.

2. Add laundry products

Add a measured of amount of detergent or single-dose laundry packet into the basket.

If using Oxi-type boosters, color-safe bleach, or fabric softener crystals, add to the bottom of the washer basket before adding clothes.

NOTE: Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to determine the amount of laundry products to use.

6

3. Load laundry into washer

5. Add fabric softener to dispenser

 

(on some models)

Load garments in loose heaps evenly around basket wall. For best results, do not pack the load tightly. Do not wrap large items such as sheets around the agitator; load them in loose piles around the sides of the basket. Try mixing different sized items to reduce tangling.

IMPORTANT: Do not tightly pack or force items into washer. Items need to

move freely for best cleaning and to reduce wrinkling and tangling.

4. Add liquid chlorine bleach to dispenser

Liquid

Chlorine Bleach

Do not overfill, dilute, or use more than 1 cup (250 mL). Do not use color-safe bleach or Oxi products in the same cycle with liquid chlorine bleach.

Pour a measured amount of liquid fabric softener into dispenser; always follow

manufacturer’s directions for correct amount MAX FILL of fabric softener based on your load size.

IMPORTANT:

Dilute liquid fabric softener by filling the dispenser with warm water until liquid reaches the underside of the rim. See Max Fill line arrows. Then set Fabric Softener option knob to YES.

Fabric Softener option knob must be set to YES to ensure proper distribution at correct time in cycle.

Adding Liquid Fabric Softener Manually to Wash Load

During the final rinse, wait until the washer has completed filling, press the START/Pause/Unlock Lid button to pause the washer. Lift the lid and add the measured recommended amount of liquid fabric softener. Do not use more than the recommended amount. Close the lid and press the START/Pause/Unlock Lid button again to start the washer.

6. Select CYCLE

Turn cycle knob to choose your wash cycle. For more information, see “Cycle Guide”.

7

 

7. Select LOAD SIZE

9. Select options, if desired (on some

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

models)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Select the Load Size setting most suitable for your load. Small will add a low amount of water for smaller loads and Large will add the most amount of water for large or bulky loads. Garments need to move freely.

If you are using fabric softener, be sure to set the Fabric Softener option knob to YES.

8. Select WASH TEMPERATURE

 

 

10. Press START/PAUSE/UNLOCK

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LID to begin wash cycle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Once you select a cycle, select the desired temperature by turning the Wash Temperature knob to the appropriate setting based on your load. All rinses are cold.

NOTE: Always read and follow fabric care label instructions to avoid damage to your garments.

Wash Temperature

Suggested Fabrics

 

 

Hot

 

Some cold water is added to save

Whites and pastels

energy. This will be cooler than

Durable garments

your hot water heater setting.

Heavy soils

 

 

 

Warm

 

Some cold water will be added, so

Bright colors

this will be cooler than what your

Moderate to light soils

previous washer provided.

 

 

 

Cool

 

Warm water may be added to

Colors that bleed

assist in soil removal and to help

or fade

dissolve detergents.

Light soils

 

 

 

Cold

 

This is the temperature from your

Dark colors that

faucet. If your tap cold water is

bleed or fade

very cold, warm water may be

Light soils

added to assist in soil removal

 

and help dissolve detergent.

 

 

 

Press the START/Pause/Unlock Lid button to start the wash cycle. When the cycle has finished, the CYCLE COMPLETE indicator will light. Promptly remove garments after cycle has completed to avoid odor, reduce wrinkling, and rusting of metal hooks, zippers, and snaps.

Unlocking the lid to add garments

If you need to open the lid to add 1 or 2 missed garments:

Press START/Pause/Unlock Lid; the lid will unlock once the washer movement has stopped. This may take several minutes if the load was spinning at high speed. Then close lid and press START/Pause/Unlock Lid again to restart the cycle.

If lid is left open for more than 10 minutes, the water will pump out automatically.

WASHER MAINTENANCE

WATER INLET HOSES

Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk of hose failure. Periodically inspect and replace inlet hoses if bulges, kinks, cuts, wear, or leaks are found.

When replacing your inlet hoses, mark the date of replacement on the label with a permanent marker.

NOTE: This washer does not include inlet hoses. See the “Installation Instructions” for more information.

8

+ 24 hidden pages