Amana TANDEM W10252719A User Manual

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TABLEOFCONTENTS

 

 

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

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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS .............................................................

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Tools and Parts.........................................................................................

3

Options......................................................................................................

3

Location Requirements.............................................................................

3

Drain System.............................................................................................

5

Electrical Requirements............................................................................

6

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ...............................................................

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Remove Transport System.......................................................................

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Connect the Inlet Hoses ...........................................................................

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Connect the Drain Hose ...........................................................................

8

Secure the Drain Hose..............................................................................

9

Level the Washer ......................................................................................

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Complete Installation ................................................................................

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS .....................................................................

10

WASHER USE ............................................................................................

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Starting Your Washer..............................................................................

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Using the Proper Detergent....................................................................

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Using the Dispenser................................................................................

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Pausing or Restarting .............................................................................

13

Changing Cycles and Options................................................................

13

Status Lights ...........................................................................................

13

Cycles .....................................................................................................

13

Normal Sounds .......................................................................................

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Options....................................................................................................

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LAUNDRY TIPS..........................................................................................

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WASHER CARE .........................................................................................

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

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

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

BACK COVER

FRONT-LOADING

AUTOMATIC WASHER

Use&CareGuide

For questions about features, operation/performance, parts, accessories, or service, call: 1-800-843-0304

or visit our website at...

www.amana.com

In Canada, call: 1-800-807-6777
or visit our website at...

www.amanacanada.ca

LAVEUSEAUTOMATIQUE

À CHARGEMENT

FRONTAL

Guided'utilisationetd'entretien

Pour assistance, installation, ou service, composez le : 1-800-807-6777 ou visitez notre site internet à..

www.amana.ca

TABLEDESMATIÈRES

 

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

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EXIGENCES D'INSTALLATION................................................................

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Outillage et pièces ..................................................................................

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Options ...................................................................................................

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Exigences d'emplacement .....................................................................

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Système de vidange ...............................................................................

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Spécifications électriques.......................................................................

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INSTRUCTIONS D'INSTALLATION .........................................................

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Élimination des accessoires de transport ..............................................

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Raccordement des tuyaux d'alimentation .............................................

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Raccordement du tuyau de vidange......................................................

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Immobilisation du tuyau de vidange ......................................................

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Réglage de l'aplomb de la laveuse ........................................................

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Achever l'installation...............................................................................

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CARACTÉRISTIQUES ET AVANTAGES..................................................

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

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Mise en marche de la laveuse................................................................

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Utilisation du détergent approprié..........................................................

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Utilisation du distributeur........................................................................

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Pause ou remise en marche...................................................................

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Modification des programmes et options ..............................................

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Témoins lumineux...................................................................................

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Programmes ...........................................................................................

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Sons normaux.........................................................................................

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Options ...................................................................................................

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CONSEILS DE LESSIVAGE ......................................................................

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

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

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

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ASSISTANCE OU SERVICE...............................

COUVERTURE ARRIÈRE

W10252719A

WASHER SAFETY

Your safety and the safety of others are very important.

We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.

This is the safety alert symbol.

This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.

All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean:

DANGER

WARNING

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

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

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

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INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS

ToolsandParts

Gather the required tools and parts before starting installation. The parts supplied are in the washer drum.

Tools needed for connecting the water inlet hoses

Pliers (that open to 19/16" [39.5 mm])

Flashlight (optional)

Tools needed for connecting the drain hose

Locking pliers (that open to 19/16" [39.5 mm])

Tools needed for installation

Open end wrenches 14 mm and 13 mm

Level

Wood block

Ruler or measuring tape

Parts supplied

A

E F

A.Drain hose form

B.Inlet hose (2)

C.Inlet hose washer (4)

D.Drain hose

B

C

G

E.Transport bolt hole plug (4)

F. Beaded strap

G. Hose clamp

Alternate Parts

Your installation may require additional parts. If you are interested in purchasing one of the items listed here, call the toll-free number on the cover or in the “Assistance or Service” section.

If You Have

You Will Need to Buy

 

 

Laundry tub or

Sump pump system (if not already

standpipe taller

available)

than 96" (2.4 m)

 

 

 

Overhead sewer

Standard 20 gal. (76 L), 30" (762 mm) tall

 

drain tub or utility sink and sump pump

 

(available from local plumbing suppliers)

 

 

Floor drain

Siphon break, Part Number 285320;

 

additional drain hose

 

Part Number 8318155; and connector

 

kit, Part Number 2858835

 

 

Drain hose too

4 ft. (1.2 m) drain hose extension kit,

short

Part Number 2858863

 

 

Water faucets

Longer water fill hose:

beyond reach of fill

10 ft. (3.0 m) Part Number 8212656RP

hoses

 

 

 

Options

Pedestal

You have the option of purchasing pedestal separately for this washer. You may select a 10" (254 mm) or a 15.5" (394 mm) pedestal. The pedestal will add to the total height of the washer.

Optional pedestal

Pedestal

Approximate

Color

Model

Height

Height with

 

Number

 

Washer

 

 

 

 

 

 

10" (254 mm)

46" (1168 mm)

White

MHP1000SQ

 

 

 

 

15.5" (394 mm)

51.5" (1308 mm)

White

XHP1550VW

Stack Kit

Are you planning to stack your washer and dryer? To do so you will need to purchase a Stack Kit.

To order, call the dealer from whom you purchased your washer or refer to the “Assistance or Service” section. Ask for Part Number 8572546.

LocationRequirements

Selecting the proper location for your washer improves performance and minimizes noise and possible washer “walk.”

Your washer can be installed under a custom counter, or in a basement, laundry room, closet, or recessed area. See “Drain System.”

Companion appliance location requirements should also be considered. Proper installation is your responsibility.

You will need

A water heater set to deliver 120°F (49°C) water to the washer.

A grounded electrical outlet located within 6 ft. (1.8 m) of where the power cord is attached to the back of the washer. See “Electrical Requirements.”

Hot and cold water faucets located within 4 ft. (1.2 m) of the hot and cold water fill valves, and water pressure of

20-100 psi (137.9-689.6 kPa).

A level floor with a maximum slope of 1" (25 mm) under entire washer. Installing the washer on soft floor surfaces, such as carpets or surfaces with foam backing, is not recommended.

A sturdy and solid floor to support the washer with a total weight (water and load) of 400 lbs. (180 kg).

Do not operate your washer in temperatures below 32°F (0°C). Some water can remain in the washer and can cause damage in low temperatures.

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Installation clearances

The location must be large enough to allow the washer door to be fully opened.

Additional spacing should be considered for ease of installation and servicing. The door opens more than 90°, and it is not reversible.

Additional clearances might be required for wall, door, and floor moldings.

Additional spacing of 1" (25 mm) on all sides of the washer is recommended to reduce noise transfer.

Companion appliance spacing should also be considered.

Washer Dimensions

 

27"

501/4"

(686 mm)

(1276 mm)

36"

(914 mm)

301/2"

(775 mm)

Recommended spacing for custom undercounter installation

The dimensions shown are for the recommended spacing.

Custom undercounter installation - Washer only

2" (50 mm)

 

 

36" min.

 

 

(914 mm)

 

 

1"

27"

1"

(25 mm)

(686 mm)

(25 mm)

Recommended spacing for recessed or closet installation, with or without a pedestal

The dimensions shown are for the recommended spacing.

Recessed area or closet installation

 

 

3"

 

 

(76 mm)

48"

48 in.2

 

(310 cm2)

 

(1220 mm)

 

 

 

24 in.2

3"

 

(155 cm2)

 

 

(76 mm)

1"

 

 

 

 

 

 

301/2"

 

 

 

4"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(25 mm)

(775 mm)

 

 

(102 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

 

 

B

A.Side view - closet or confined area

B.Closet door with vents

Recessed or closet installation - Washer on pedestal

 

 

 

 

38" min.

 

 

 

 

(965 mm)

1"

27"

1"

1"

301/2"

4"

(25 mm)

(686 mm)

(25 mm)

(25 mm)

(775 mm)

(102 mm)

 

A

 

 

B

 

A.Recessed area

B.Side view - closet or confined area

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Recommended spacing for recessed or closet installation, with stacked washer and dryer

The dimensions shown are for the recommended spacing.

48 in.2*

 

 

 

(310 cm2)

3"

 

 

 

(76 mm)

 

 

 

3"

 

 

 

(76 mm)

 

 

24 in.2*

 

 

 

(155 cm2)

 

 

 

 

 

1" (25 mm)

 

 

12" (305 mm)

 

 

 

72"

 

 

 

(1829 mm)

 

 

51/4"**

1"***

27"

1"***

(133 mm)

(25 mm)

(686 mm)

(25 mm)

*Min. top and bottom air openings for closet door.

**External exhaust elbow requires additional space.

***Wall, door, and floor molding may require additional spacing.

Recommended spacing for cabinet installation

The dimensions shown are for the recommended spacing.

For cabinet installation, with a door, the minimum ventilation openings in the top are required.

7"

7"

 

 

 

(178 mm)

 

 

 

(178 mm)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9"

 

 

 

 

(229 mm)

 

311/2"

 

27"

1"

4"

1"

(25 mm)

(102 mm)

(800 mm) (25 mm) (686 mm)

 

DrainSystem

The washer can be installed using the standpipe drain system (floor or wall), the laundry tub drain system, or the floor drain system. Select the drain hose installation method you need. See “Tools and Parts.”

Standpipe drain system - wall or floor (views A & B)

The standpipe drain requires a minimum diameter standpipe of 2" (50 mm). The minimum carry-away capacity can be no less than 17 gal. (64 L) per minute.

The top of the standpipe must be at least 30" (762 mm) high and no higher than 96" (2.4 m) from the bottom of the washer.

30" min.

(762 mm)

A B

Laundry tub drain system (view C)

The laundry tub needs a minimum 20 gal. (76 L) capacity. The top of the laundry tub must be at least 30" (762 mm) above the floor.

Floor drain system (view D)

The floor drain system requires a siphon break that may be purchased separately. See “Tools and Parts.”

The siphon break must be a minimum of 28" (710 mm) from the bottom of the washer. Additional hoses might be needed.

28" min. 30" min. (710 mm) (762 mm)

C D

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Do not have a fuse in the neutral or ground circuit.

ElectricalRequirements

WARNING

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.

A 120 volt, 60 Hz., AC only, 15or 20-amp, fused electrical supply is required. A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be provided.

This washer is equipped with a power supply cord having a 3 prong grounding plug.

To minimize possible shock hazard, the cord must be plugged into a mating, 3 prong, grounding-type outlet, grounded in accordance with local codes and ordinances. If a mating outlet is not available, it is the personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to have the properly grounded outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

If codes permit and a separate ground wire is used, it is recommended that a qualified electrician determine that the ground path is adequate.

Do not ground to a gas pipe.

Check with a qualified electrician if you are not sure the washer is properly grounded.

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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

RemoveTransportSystem

WARNING

Excessive Weight Hazard

Use two or more people to move and install washer. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.

IMPORTANT: Position the washer so that the rear of the washer is within approximately 3 ft. (900 mm) of its final location.

There are 4 transport bolts in the rear panel of the washer that support the suspension system during transportation. These bolts also retain the power cord inside the washer until the bolts are removed.

1.On the back of the washer, loosen the 4 transport bolts using a 13 mm wrench.

2.Once the bolt is loose, move it to the center of the hole and completely pull out the bolt, including the plastic spacer covering the bolt.

3.Once all 4 bolts are removed, discard the bolts and spacers. Then pull the power cord through the opening of the rear panel and close the hole with the attached cap.

4.Cover the bolt holes with the 4 transport bolt hole plugs.

NOTE: If the washer is to be transported at a later date, call your local service center. To avoid suspension and structural damage, your machine must be properly set up for relocation by a certified technician.

ConnecttheInletHoses

Insert new flat washers (supplied) into each end of the inlet hoses. Firmly seat the washers in the couplings.

AB

A.Coupling

B.Washer

Connect the inlet hoses to the water faucets

Make sure washer drum is empty and flat washers have been placed into hose couplings. Both hoses must be used for the washer to work properly.

1.Attach a hose to the hot water faucet. Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the washer.

2.Attach a hose to the cold water faucet. Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the washer.

3.Using pliers, tighten the couplings with an additional two-thirds turn.

NOTE: Do not overtighten. Damage to the coupling or water faucet can result. Both faucets must be turned on for the washer to work properly.

Clear the water lines

Run water through both faucets and inlet hoses, into a laundry tub, drainpipe or bucket, to get rid of particles in the water lines that might clog the inlet valve screens.

Check the temperature of the water to make sure that the hot water hose is connected to the hot water faucet and that the cold water hose is connected to the cold water faucet.

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2. Slide drain hose onto washer connection.

Connect the inlet hoses to the washer

IMPORTANT: Make sure that the flat washers have been placed into the hose couplings.

C H

3. Once drain hose is in place, release pliers.

H. Hot water inlet

C.Cold water inlet

1.Attach the hot water hose to the washer’s hot (H) water inlet valve. Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the washer.
2.Attach the cold water hose to the washer’s cold (C) water faucet. Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the washer.

3.Using pliers, tighten the couplings with an additional two-thirds turn.

NOTE: Do not overtighten or use tape or sealants on the valve. Damage to the valves can result.

4.Turn on the water faucets completely and check for leaks.

NOTE: Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk of hose failure. Record hose installation or replacement dates on the hoses for future reference.

Periodically inspect and replace hoses if bulges, kinks, cuts, wear, or leaks are found.

ConnecttheDrainHose

Remove drain hose from washer drum

1.Use locking pliers, squeeze hose clamp tabs together and insert over the end of drain hose.

4.Washer drain system can be installed using a floor drain, wall standpipe, floor standpipe, or laundry tub.

Laundry tub drain or standpipe drain

Connect the drain hose form to the corrugated drain hose.

A B

A.Snap either end of the drain hose form to the drain hose at the point where the corrugation begins.

B.Bend drain hose over drain hose form and snap into place.

To keep drain water from going back into the washer

Use the drain hose form, and do not force excess drain hose into standpipe. Hose should be secure, but loose enough to provide a gap for air.

Do not lay excess hose on the bottom of the laundry tub.

Floor drain

You may need additional parts. See Floor drain under “Tools and Parts.”

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SecuretheDrainHose

Drain hose must be secured to stop the hose from moving when water is pumped out. If the drain hose moves, water may end up on the floor.

1.Drape the power cord over the washer top.

2.Move the washer to its final location.

3.Place the drain hose in the laundry tub or standpipe as shown. See illustrations A and B.

A B C

NOTES:

Do not force excess drain hose back into the rear of the washer.

To avoid siphoning, do not seal or put more than

4½"(114 mm) of the drain hose into drainpipe or standpipe.

4.If the washer faucets and the drain standpipe are recessed, put the hooked end of the drain hose in the standpipe as shown. See illustration C.

LeveltheWasher

Proper foot to floor contact and leveling your washer avoids excessive noise and vibration.

NOTE: Installing washer on soft floor surfaces, such as carpets or surfaces with foam backing, is not recommended.

1.Slide the washer to its final location.

2.Check that all four feet are in firm contact with the floor.

3.Check the levelness of the washer by placing a level on the top edge of the washer, first side to side then front to back.

6.The washer should not move front to back, side to side, or diagonally when pushed on its top edges.

7.Confirm the levelness of the washer.

CompleteInstallation

1.Check the electrical requirements. Be sure that you have the correct electrical supply and the recommended grounding method. See “Electrical Requirements.”

2.Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part, go back through the steps to see which step was skipped.

3.Check that you have all of your tools.

4.Dispose of/recycle all packaging materials.

5.Check that both water faucets are on.

6.Check for leaks around faucets and inlet hoses.

WARNING

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.

7.Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

8.Read “Washer Use.”

9.To test and to clean your washer, measure 1/2 the detergent manufacturer’s recommended amount of High Efficiency (HE) detergent for a medium-size load. Pour the detergent into the detergent dispenser. Select Clean Washer with AFFRESH™ cycle, then press START/PAUSE button for 3 seconds to start washer. Allow washer to complete one cycle.

Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.

If the washer is against a wall, move the washer out slightly before tipping back. If the washer is not level, first prop the front with a wooden block and adjust the front feet height moving the hexagonal plastic part as necessary. Repeat to adjust back feet.

4.Make sure all four feet are in firm contact with the floor. Then check that the washer is perfectly level (use a level). Repeat steps 1-3 until washer is level.

5.After the washer is level, and all four feet are in firm contact with the floor, use a 9/16" (14 mm) open-end wrench to turn the locknuts on the feet, tightly against the washer cabinet.

IMPORTANT: All four locknuts on the feet must be tightened. If the locknuts are not tight against the washer cabinet, the washer may vibrate.

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FEATURES AND BENEFITS

Your new front-loading high efficiency washer, was designed to conserve resources and lower your water and energy bills. The washer is designed to determine and then provide the amount of water needed for the best performance. The time of operation may be greater for this new system than for a conventional washer.

Electronic Controls

Flexible electronic controls are easy to use whether you are a beginner or an expert.

Auto Water Level

Adjusting to the size of the load, this feature allows the washer to use the minimal amount of water needed to clean and rinse the clothes. With a low water level, you can obtain the same results. Because only the required amount of water is used, the washer saves energy, too. You can obtain the same washing results for small and large load sizes.

Larger Load Size

Since there is no agitator, you can wash larger, bulkier items such as an average size sleeping bag. You are also able to wash more clothes at one time, which means fewer loads. You can wash a pillow or a large stuffed teddy bear.

Suspension System

To reduce washer “walk” and “off-balance” conditions, your new washer combines:

2 Springs to isolate vibration

3 Shock absorbers at the washer base to minimize movement

Stainless Steel Drum

The stainless steel drum eliminates corrosion and enables higher spin speeds for more water extraction, reducing drying time.

Adaptive Variable Speed Motor

The motor adapts to the load size and to the cycle selected to give the optimum cleaning, rinsing, and spinning conditions. The motor can handle slow speeds needed for delicate items and is powerful enough to drive an average clothes load up to highspeed spin.

Add Garment

This option is available in all wash cycles except Rinse & Spin, Drain & Spin, and Clean Washer with AFFRESH™ cycle. When this option is available at the beginning of the cycle, the Add Garment status light will illuminate for approximately the first

7 minutes. This washer allows a 7-minute period in which other garments may be added to a load.

Dynamic Balance

A precision balancing system allows the washer to reach highspeed spins. The washer spins faster so that clothes coming out of the washer will have less moisture than with traditional top load machines. In addition, if the Dynamic Balance system detects offbalance loads during spinning, it redistributes the clothes so that they are evenly balanced.

Smart Dispensers

The three compartments in the dispenser allow loading of all laundry products before the washer is started. The products will be dispensed into the wash at the optimal time for highperformance cleaning. The bleach release system is included in the detergent advantage system. The detergent is added at the

beginning of the cycle, and the bleach is added after the enzymes have had a chance to do their cleaning. The fabric softener is dispensed in the rinse cycle. The Detergent Advantage System Dispenser tray is easily removed for cleaning.

Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.

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WASHER USE

StartingYourWasher

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS before operating this appliance.

The following is a guide to using your washer. Please refer to specific sections of this manual for more detailed information.

Do not store laundry products on the top surface of this washer. Vibration is normal during operation.

UsingtheProperDetergent

Use only High Efficiency detergents. The package for this type of detergent will be marked “HE” or “High Efficiency.” This wash system, along with less water, will create too much sudsing with a regular non-HE detergent. Using regular detergent will likely result in washer errors, longer cycle times, and reduced rinsing performance. It may also result in component failures and noticeable mold or mildew. HE detergents are made to produce the right amount of suds for the best performance. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions to determine the amount of detergent to use.

Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.

First Wash Cycle Without Laundry

Before washing clothes for the first time, if not completed during the complete installation step, choose the Normal cycle and run it without clothes. Use only HE High Efficiency detergent. Use 1/2 the manufacturer’s recommended amount for a medium-size load. This initial cycle serves to ensure the interior is clean before washing clothes.

For All Wash Cycles

1.To load washer

Open the washer door by pulling on the handle. Sort laundry according to color and type of fabric. Place a load of sorted clothes in the washer. Do not overload washer. Overloading can cause poor cleaning.

Always empty pockets. Small items can be caught within the washer resulting in noise or plugging the pump.

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

Mix large and small items. Avoid washing a single item. Load evenly.

Wash small items such as infant socks in mesh garment bags. It is recommended that more than one garment bag be used and that each garment bag be filled with equal amounts of material.

When unloading garments, occasionally check under the rubber rim at the front of the tub for small items.

2.Close the washer door by pushing it firmly until the lock clicks. After a lock check at the beginning of the cycle, the washer door will remain locked during the wash cycle.

NOTE: After any wash cycle is completed, the door must be opened and then closed before a new cycle can begin. The door can be opened only if START/PAUSE is selected while the Add Garment light is illuminated or if the cycle has been canceled. See “To cancel a cycle” in the “Changing Cycles and Options” section.

3.Open the dispenser drawer and add laundry products to the detergent, bleach, or fabric softener compartments. Close drawer slowly to avoid spills. See “Using the Dispenser.”

4.Turn on the washer by pressing POWER or Select Cycle button. Select one of the cycles by pushing the cycle selector. The indicator light for the selected cycle will illuminate. When selecting a Wash Cycle, the TEMP indicator light for the preset temperature will illuminate. This setting provide the recommended fabric care for the selected cycle. See “Cycles.”

5.Select the desired Options. Not all Options are available with all cycles. See “Options.”
6.If desired, select the Cycle Signal. The signal is helpful when you are washing items that should be removed from the washer as soon as it stops. Press and hold CYCLE SIGNAL to select signal on or signal off.

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7.To begin the wash cycle immediately

Press and hold START/PAUSE (for approximately 3 seconds).

You will hear the door locking, unlocking, and locking again. This is normal.

The washer will automatically shut off if you do not press START/PAUSE within 5 minutes of selecting a cycle.

When the wash cycle is done, the COMPLETE status light illuminates, the door unlocks, and the wash load can be removed from the washer. To power down the washer after the wash cycle is done and the COMPLETE status light goes off, open the door or press POWER.

UsingtheDispenser

Your new washer has a dispenser drawer with three separate compartments for your laundry products—one is for detergent, one is for liquid chlorine bleach, and one is for liquid fabric softener. Laundry products are diluted and dispensed automatically at the proper time during the wash cycle, making it unnecessary for you to return to the washer during the cycle to add them.

It is normal for small amounts of water to remain in the dispensers when the wash cycle is complete.

Do not put laundry products directly into the wash tub. Always use the proper dispensers when adding laundry products.

Choosing the Right Detergent

Use only High Efficiency detergents. The package for this type of detergent will be marked “HE” or “High Efficiency.” This wash system, along with less water, will create too much sudsing with a regular non-HE detergent. Using regular detergent will likely result in washer errors, longer cycle times, and reduced rinsing performance. It may also result in component failures and noticeable mold or mildew. HE detergents are made to produce the right amount of suds for the best performance. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to determine the amount of detergent to use.

Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.

To fill dispenser compartments

1.Pull out the dispenser drawer.
2.Add the desired laundry products to the proper compartment.

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3.Push in the dispenser drawer slowly and completely (to avoid a spill).

A

C

B

D

Dispenser

A.Dispenser release lever

B.Main Wash detergent compartment

C.Liquid chlorine bleach compartment

D.Fabric softener compartment

Main Wash detergent compartment

(Letter B in Dispenser Illustration)

Add liquid or powdered HE detergent to this compartment for your main wash cycle.

Liquid color-safe bleach or oxi products may be added to the Main Wash compartment along with liquid detergent.

Powdered color-safe bleach or oxi products may be added to the Main Wash compartment along with the powdered detergent.

Do not mix powdered and liquid products in the Main Wash compartment.

Use the measurement device which comes with the detergent. Add no more than the manufacturer's recommended amount.

NOTE: Overfilling could cause an oversudsing condition.

Chlorine bleach compartment

(Letter C in Dispenser Illustration)

Add NO MORE THAN 2/3 cup (160 mL) liquid chlorine bleach to this compartment. The bleach will be automatically diluted and dispensed at the best time during the first rinse after the wash cycle. This compartment cannot dilute powdered bleach.

Use only liquid chlorine bleach in this dispenser. Do not use this dispenser to add powdered chlorine or any form of colorsafe bleach or oxi products to your load.

Always measure liquid chlorine bleach. Use a measuring cup with a pour spout; do not guess. Follow the manufacturer’s directions for proper use.

Do not fill beyond the “MAX” level.

NOTE: Overfilling could cause garment damage.

Fabric softener compartment

(Letter D in Dispenser Illustration)

Follow the manufacturer's instructions to determine the amount of fabric softener to use. Fabric softener will be automatically dispensed in the final rinse.

Do not fill beyond the “MAX” level.

PausingorRestarting

1.To pause the washer at any time, press START/PAUSE.

2.To continue the cycle, press and hold START/PAUSE (for approximately 3 seconds).

ChangingCyclesandOptions

Not all Options are available with all Cycles.

Cycles and Options can be changed anytime before START/ PAUSE is pressed.

To cancel a cycle

1.Press POWER.

2.The washer powers down, the door unlocks, and clothes can be removed.

NOTE: If the water level or the temperature is too high, the washer will drain automatically before the door unlocks.

To change an Option after the cycle has started

1.Press START/PAUSE once.

2.Press the desired OPTION. If the option is not available, the machine will beep.

3.Press and hold START/PAUSE (for approximately 3 seconds) to continue the cycle.

To drain the washer manually

1.Press START/PAUSE.

2.Select DRAIN & SPIN.

3.Press and hold START/PAUSE (for approximately 3 seconds) to begin the drain.

4.When the spin is complete, the door unlocks. Items can be removed from the washer.

StatusLights

These lights show which portion of the cycle the washer is operating. They also indicate when you can add an additional item to the wash cycle.

Adding items

You can add items to the washer after the wash cycle has started, if the Add Garment status light is illuminated. All cycles have this feature except Rinse & Spin, Drain & Spin, and Clean Washer with AFFRESH™ cycle.

To add items

1.Press START/PAUSE. The washer door unlocks, and items can be added.

2.To continue the cycle, close the door and press and hold START/PAUSE (for approximately 3 seconds).

NOTE: To add garments after the Add Garment period is over, the wash cycle needs to be canceled, the items added, and a new wash cycle started.

Complete

The Complete light comes on after the cycle is done. The light will stay on until door is opened or Power button pressed.

Cycles

Wash Cycles

Choose Wash Cycles by pushing the Cycle selector button to the desired cycle. Each cycle is designed for different types of fabric and soil levels.

Each cycle has a preset cycle time, temperature, spin speed, and may have preset Options. The preset settings provide the recommended fabric care for the selected cycle.

The preset settings can be changed anytime before START/ PAUSE is pressed. Not all Options (TEMP) are available with all Cycles. To change settings after the cycle has started, press START/PAUSE, then select the desired settings. Press and hold START/PAUSE (for approximately 3 seconds) to continue the cycle.

Preset Cycle Settings

Each cycle has a preset cycle time, temperature, and spin speed. These settings provide the recommended fabric care for the selected cycle. See chart.

Cycle

Estimated

Temp

Spin

 

Time*

 

Speed

 

(hr:min)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heavy Duty

1:22

Hot

High

 

 

 

 

Normal

1:12

Warm

High

 

 

 

 

Delicate

0:37

Cold

Low

 

 

 

 

Rinse & Spin

0:26

Cold

High

 

 

 

 

Drain & Spin

0:14

N/A

High

 

 

 

 

Clean Washer with

0:54

N/A

High

AFFRESH™

 

 

 

*The cycle times vary automatically based on your water pressure, water temperature, detergent, and clothes load. The cycle time will be extended if oversudsing occurs or the load is unbalanced.

Heavy Duty

Use this cycle to wash loads of sturdy, colorfast fabrics and heavily soiled garments. This cycle combines fast-speed tumbling, longer wash time, and high-speed spin to shorten drying times.

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Normal

Use this cycle to wash loads of no-iron fabrics such as sport shirts, blouses, casual business clothes, permanent press blends, cottons and linens, and synthetic fabrics. This cycle combines medium-speed tumbling, high-speed spin, and a load cooling process to reduce wrinkling.

Delicate

Use this cycle to wash sheer fabrics and lingerie. This cycle combines low-speed tumbling and low-speed spin for gentle fabric care.

Use mesh garment bags to wash undergarments such as underwire bras, items with strings, and small items such as socks.

Rinse & Spin

Use this cycle to get a rinse and spin only. This cycle combines fast-speed tumbling and high-speed spin.

Rinse & Spin is useful for:

Loads that need rinsing only.

Adding fabric softener to a load using the fabric softener dispenser.

Drain & Spin

Use this cycle to drain your washer or to drain and spin your wash load. The spin speed is present to high.

Using Drain & Spin:

1. Select Drain & Spin cycle.

Clean Washer with AFFRESH™ cycle

Use the Clean Washer with AFFRESH™ cycle once a month to keep the inside of your washer fresh and clean. This cycle uses a higher water level in combination with AFFRESH® washer cleaner tablet or chlorine bleach to thoroughly clean the inside of your washing machine. See “Cleaning Your Washer.”

IMPORTANT: Do not place garments or other items in the washer during the Clean Washer with AFFRESH™ cycle. Use this cycle with an empty wash drum.

NormalSounds

As with any new product, you will hear sounds that you are not accustomed to. You may hear various sounds when the door is locked or unlocked, and during the washing, rinsing, or spinning process. Between changes in wash actions, there will be momentary pauses. You will hear water spraying and splashing during the wash and rinse cycles. These new sounds and pauses are part of normal washer operation. See “Troubleshooting.”

Options

You can customize your wash by adding options to your cycle selections. You can add or change an option after starting a cycle anytime before the selected option begins. Not all Options are available with all cycles.

If an option is available with a selected cycle, the light for that option will illuminate when selected.

If an option is unavailable with a selected cycle, there will be a short tone and the light for that option will not illuminate when selected.

Temp

Each cycle has a preset water temperature setting. To change the water temperature, press the TEMP button until the desired setting is illuminated.

Select a water temperature based on the type of load you are washing. Use the warmest wash water safe for fabrics. Follow garment label instructions.

The water temperature for all rinses are cold. Cold rinses save energy.

Temperature Guide

Temp

Suggested Fabrics

 

 

HOT

Whites and pastels

 

Heavy soils

 

 

WARM

Bright colors

 

Moderate to light soils

 

 

COLD

Colors that bleed or fade

 

Light soils

In wash water temperatures colder than 60°F (15.6°C), detergents do not dissolve well. Soils may be difficult to remove.

Controlled Temperature

Warm and cold wash temperatures are sensed and maintained by regulating the amount of hot and cold water from your faucet. This provided excellent cleaning while saving energy.

ATC (Auto Temp Control) electronically senses and maintains a uniform water temperature, by regulating incoming hot and cold water.

Cold rinse is not controlled by the ATC and will be the same temperature as the water coming from your cold water faucet.

Cycle Signal

This signal is helpful when you are removing items from the washer as soon as it stops. Press and hold CYCLE SIGNAL to select signal on or off.

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LAUNDRY TIPS

Preparing clothes for washing

Follow these recommendations to help you prolong the life of your garments.

Use only High Efficiency detergents. The package for this type of detergent will be marked “HE” or “High Efficiency.” This wash system, along with less water, will create too much sudsing with a regular non-HE detergent. Using regular detergent will likely result in washer errors, longer cycle times and reduced rinsing performance. It may also result in component failures and noticeable mold or mildew. HE detergents are made to produce the right amount of suds for the best performance. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to determine the amount of detergent to use.

Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.

Close zippers, snaps, and hooks to avoid snagging other items. Remove pins, buckles, and other hard objects to avoid scratching the washer interior. Remove non-washable trim and ornaments.

Empty pockets. Small items can be caught with the washer resulting in noise or plugging the pump.

Turn down cuffs; brush away lint and dirt.

Turn wool and synthetic knits inside out to avoid pilling.

Tie strings and sashes so they will not tangle.

Mend tears, loose hems, and seams.

Treat spots and stains.

Stained or wet garments should be washed promptly for best results.

Mix large and small items, avoid washing single items, and load evenly.

Wash small items, such as infant socks, in a mesh garment bag. To create a balanced load it is recommended that more than one garment bag be used, and that each garment bag be filled with equal amounts of material.

NOTE: If you are washing only small items, it is recommended that more than one mesh garment bag be used, and that each garment bag be filled with equal amounts of material.

Sorting

Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled ones, even if they would normally be washed together. Separate lint-givers (towels, chenille) from lint-takers (corduroy, synthetics, permanent press). When possible, turn lint-givers inside out.

Separate dark colors from light colors, colorfast items from noncolorfast items.

Sort by fabric and construction (sturdy cottons, knits, delicate items).

Unloading

Remove clothes from washer after the cycle is completed. Metal objects such as zippers, snaps, and buckles may rust if left in the washer basket for a long time.

When unloading garments, occasionally check under the colored seal at the front of the tub for small items.

 

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Heavy Work Clothes

 

2 pair pants

3 pair jeans

3 shirts

1 coverall

 

 

Mixed Load

 

2 double sheets or

6 pair shorts

1 king size sheet(s)

2 shirts

4 pillowcases

2 blouses

6 T-shirts

6 handkerchiefs

 

 

Towels

 

8 bath towels

10 washcloths

8 hand towels

1 bath mat

 

 

Delicates

 

3 camisoles

2 bras

4 slips

2 nighties

4 panties

 

 

 

Small Load cycle

 

(2-3 garments)

2 dress shirts

 

1 pair dress pants

 

 

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