NEC SAV-4 HD User Manual

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NEC SAV-4 HD User Manual


Use & Care Guide

Table of Contents

Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2

Operating Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . 3



Additional Tips

Using the Controls . . . . . . . . 4-6

Select Water Level

Extra Rinse

Select Wash/Rinse Temperature

Select Wash/Spin Speed

Signal – End of Cycle

Select Cycle

Pull Control Dial Out to Start

Special Features . . . . . . . . . . . 7

Bleach Dispenser

Fabric Softener Dispenser

Finger Faucet

Care & Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Storing the Washer . . . . . . . . . 8

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . 9-10

Service & Warranty . . . . . . . . 11

Guide d’utilisation

et d’entretien . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Guía de uso y cuidado . . . . . 24

Form No. B/10/03

Part No. 2200965

Litho U.S.A.

©2003 Maytag Appliances Sales Co.


Installer: Please leave this manual with this appliance.

Consumer: Please read and keep this manual for future reference. Keep sales receipt and/or canceled check as proof of purchase.

Model Number _______________________________

Serial Number ________________________________

Date of Purchase ______________________________

If you have questions, call:

Maytag Customer Assistance 1-800-688-9900 U.S.A. 1-800-688-2002 Canada (Mon.-Fri., 8am-8pm Eastern Time) Internet:

U.S. Customers using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired or speech impaired, call 1-800-688-2080.

In our continuing effort to improve the quality and performance of our appliances, it may be necessary to make changes to the appliance without revising this guide.

For service information, see page 11.

What You Need to Know About Safety Instructions

Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this manual are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. Common sense, caution and care must be exercised when installing, maintaining or operating appliance.

Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent or manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not understand.

Recognize Safety Symbols, Words,



WARNING – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe personal injury or death.


CAUTION – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal injury.


To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, or personal injury when using your washer, follow basic safety precautions, including the following:

1.Read all instructions before using the appliance.

2.As with any equipment using electricity and having moving parts, there are potential hazards. To use this appliance safely, the operator should become familiar with the instructions for operation of the appliance and always exercise care when using it.

3.Do not install or store this appliance where it will be exposed to the weather.

4.Install and level washer on a floor that can support the weight.

5.This appliance must be properly grounded. Never plug the appliance cord into a receptacle which is not grounded adequately and in accordance with local and national codes. See installation instructions for grounding this appliance.

6.To avoid the possibility of fire or explosion:

a.Do not wash items that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, other flammable or explosive substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode. Hand wash and line dry any items containing these substances.

Any material on which you have used a cleaning solvent, or which is saturated with flammable liquids or solids, should not be placed in the washer until all traces of these liquids or solids and their fumes have been removed.

These items include acetone, denatured alcohol, gasoline, kerosene, some liquid household cleaners, some spot removers, turpentine, waxes and wax removers.

b.Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other flammable or explosive substances to the wash water. These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode.

c.Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been used for two weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not been used for such a period, before using a



washing machine or combination washer-dryer, turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow from each for several minutes. This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.

7.Do not reach into the appliance if the tub or agitator is moving.

8.Do not allow children or pets to play on, in, or in front of the appliance. Close supervision is necessary when the appliance is used near children and pets.

9.Do not tamper with controls.

10.Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in published user-repair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out.

11.Unplug power supply cord before attempting to service your washer.

12.The agitator should not be removed. If the agitator is removed, it must be replaced by pushing down completely and the locking screw tightened before the washer is operated.

13.Store laundry aids and other material in a cool, dry place where children cannot reach them.

14.Do not wash or dry items that are soiled with vegetable or cooking oil. These items may contain some oil after laundering. Due to the remaining oil, the fabric may smoke or catch fire by itself.

15.Do not use chlorine bleach and ammonia or acids (such as vinegar or rust remover) in the same wash. Hazardous fumes can form.

16.Do not machine wash fiberglass materials. Small particles can stick to fabrics washed in following loads and cause skin irritation.

17.Before the appliance is removed from service or discarded, remove the door to the washing compartment.

18.Inlet hoses are subject to damage and deterioration over time. Check the hoses periodically for bulges, kinks, cuts, wear or leaks and replace them every five years.



Operating Tips


Use either liquid or granular laundry detergent. For best results, be sure detergent is added to the washer BEFORE the load and be sure the wash water is above 65° F.

Use the correct amount of detergent for the load size, soil level and water conditions. Use more detergent if you have hard water and very soiled loads.

If you have soft water or a lightly soiled load, use less detergent. (See manufacturer’s instructions.)

Wipe up any detergent spills on the washer.


Put dry, unfolded clothes loosely in the tub, up to the top row of holes for a maximum load.

Do not wrap large items like sheets around the agitator.

Mix large and small items for best circulation. Wash bulky items like blankets separately.

When laundering wrinkle free items or items of delicate construction, washable woolens or loosely knit items, never use less than the MEDIUM water level setting. This will minimize shrinkage, wrinkling and pulling of seams.

For best results add the detergent to the washtub before adding the load.

Close lid carefully to avoid slamming.

Additional Tips

During the spin, it is possible for the load to become unevenly distributed in the tub. If this happens, push in the control knob, open the lid, redistribute the load, close the lid and pull out the control knob. The spin will resume at the point it was interrupted.

If you open the lid during a spin cycle, the washer will stop. When the lid is closed and the control dial pulled out, the washer will continue the cycle at the point it was interrupted.

The washer will pause briefly throughout each cycle. These pauses are normal.

This washer is designed so that it will not spin or agitate when the lid is open. It will, however, fill with the lid open so water is available for pretreating stains or diluting fabric softener.

For detailed information on sorting, pretreating stains, etc., see the enclosed Laundering Tips brochure.


Using the Controls



selected setting based on clothes load

the infinite control allows you to setting or anywhere in between.

necessary, due to bulky fabrics, to level after agitation begins. To adjust

turn the control to reset and then back setting.





Mini (select models)

1/4 Full




1/4 – 1/3 Full




1/3 – 1/2 Full




1/2 – 3/4 Full




3/4 Full – Full




(select models)

rinse near the end of the cycle remove laundry additives,

Control features vary by model.


• Items must circulate freely for best results.


Select Wash/Rinse


Your washer provides you with a choice of hot, warm or cold water for washing and cold or warm water for rinsing.

Automatic Temperature Control (select models) provides the optimal wash water temperature for cleaning. To save energy, this washer will regulate wash water temperatures by mixing hot and cold water to reach the proper water temperature.



Using the Controls

STEP 3 (cont.)






White and heavily soiled, color-fast






Moderately soiled, colored items




Moderately soiled, colored items;

most wrinkle-free items





Brightly colored, lightly soiled

items; washable woolens


These settings feature Automatic Temperature Control:

ATC Hot/Cold,

Saves energy by adding cold water


to the hot water from your water


heater. Provides optimum cleaning at lower temperatures.

May add hot water to the incoming

ATC Cold/Cold

cold water as the washer fills. This assures that the water will be warm enough to properly activate detergent.

Control features vary by model.


In wash water temperatures below 65° F, detergents do not dissolve well or clean well.


Select Wash/Spin Speed

(select models)

Some washer models have selectable wash and spin speed combinations.









Sturdy fabrics needing maximum


water extraction like jeans, towels




and bedding









Wrinkle Free


Sturdy fabrics needing a slower spin


speed to reduce wrinkling, such as




dress shirts and dress pants











Delicate fabrics needing slower spin


speed because of clothing













Hand Wash


Intermittent slow agitation and soak


to gently wash the most delicate

Ex. Gentle/Slow









Model SAV205D

The wash/spin speeds are automatically programmed to assure proper agitation and spinning for each load type. REGULAR cycles will provide a normal/fast wash/spin speed.

WRINKLE FREE FABRICS will have a normal/slow wash/spin speed along with a cooldown spray rinse. DELICATES cycle will have a gentle wash and slow final spin speed.


Using the Controls


Signal – End of Cycle

(select models)

The end of cycle signal will sound once the cycle is completed.


push the control dial IN and turn until the soil level needed for the wash load.

Cycle (select models) agitation and soak for needing slow spin speed



and soak.

approximately and soak.

for items wash action

for normal, sturdy fabrics and uses the following settings:

PREWASH (select models): adds approximately 6 minutes of wash time.

EXTRA HEAVY: approximately 18 minutes of wash time.

HEAVY: approximately 15 minutes of wash time.

NORMAL: approximately 12 minutes of wash time.

LIGHT: approximately 9 minutes of wash time.

Soak Only (select models)

Provides 9 minutes of agitation and soak. Avoid extended soaking – soak for 30 minutes or less. The control dial must be manually advanced to a spin setting to spin and drain the water.



6 minutes


Pull Control Dial Out to Start

You may stop the washer at any time by simply pushing the control dial IN. Therefore it is possible to obtain a non-agitated soak or to shorten, skip or repeat any part of a cycle. The control dial must be pushed IN (off position) when you change the setting.

Wrinkle Free Fabrics

This cycle is designed for sturdy fabrics needing a slower spin speed to reduce wrinkling, such as dress shirts and dress pants.

NORMAL: approximately 12 minutes of wash time.

LIGHT: approximately 9 minutes of wash time.

EXTRA LIGHT: approximately 6 minutes of wash time.

See Laundering Tips for proper washing procedures, stain removal, and special laundering situations.


Special Features

Bleach Dispenser

The dispenser automatically dilutes liquid chlorine bleach before it reaches your wash load. To use, follow these steps:

1.Measure liquid chlorine bleach carefully, following the instructions on the bottle.

2.Add the bleach to the dispenser before adding the load. Avoid splashing or over-filling the dispenser.

Fabric Softener Dispenser

This dispenser automatically releases liquid fabric softener at the proper time during the cycle. To use, follow these steps:

1.Pour a measured amount of fabric softener into the dispenser to fill line only.

2.If liquid comes below line, add warm water.


Never pour undiluted liquid chlorine bleach directly onto the load or into the wash tub. It is a powerful chemical and can cause fabric damage, such as tearing or color loss, if not used properly.

If you prefer to use color-safe, non-chlorine bleach, pour it into the wash tub with your detergent. Do not pour non-chlorine bleaches into the bleach dispenser.

Pour liquid chlorine bleach into bleach dispenser.

Finger Faucet (select models)

Provides a flow of water when holding the switch in the “On” position.


Do not stop the washer during the first spin. This will cause the dispenser to empty too soon.

Never pour fabric softener directly on the load. It will leave spots and stains.

Use the dispenser for liquid fabric softeners only.

Pour liquid fabric softener into cup and dilute with warm water.


Care & Cleaning

Turn off the water faucets after finishing the day’s washing. This will shut off the water supply to the washer and prevent the unlikely possibility of damage from escaping water.

Use a soft cloth to wipe up all detergent, bleach or other spills as they occur.

Clean the following as recommended:

Control Panel – clean with a soft, damp cloth and glass cleaner. Do not use abrasive powders or cleaning pads.

Cabinet – clean with soap and water followed with an appliance wax, if desired.

Lint Filter – it is self-cleaning and requires no maintenance. The filter is located under the agitator on the bottom of the

washtub. During the wash and rinse portion of the cycle, lint is collected on the filter. Then during the spin and drain the filter is cleaned automatically.

Fabric Softener Dispenser

If it is necessary to clean the dispenser:

1.Pull the dispenser off of the top of the agitator.

2.Soak for one hour in sink or container in hot water and dishwashing liquid.

3.Hold hands over top and bottom of dispenser and shake to loosen buildup.

Storing the Washer

Washers can be damaged if water is not removed from hoses and internal components before storage. Prepare the washer for storage as follows:

Select Regular, Light, and add one cup of chlorine bleach OR white vinegar to a full load of water without clothes. Run the washer through a complete cycle.


Do not mix bleach and vinegar in the same wash. Hazardous fumes can form.

4.Rinse with clean, hot water.

5.Repeat process if necessary.

6.Replace dispenser on agitator.

Do not use dishwashing liquid inside the washer. Oversudsing can occur.

Interior – hard water deposits may be removed, if needed, using a recommended cleaner labeled washer safe.

The interior of the washer should be cleaned periodically to remove dirt, soil, odor or bacteria residue that may remain in the washer as a result of washing clothes. We recommend taking the following steps every 60 to 120 days to clean and freshen your washer interior. The frequency with which the washer should be cleaned and freshened depends on factors such as usage, the amount of dirt, soil or bacteria being run through your washer, or the use of cold water.

To clean and freshen the washer interior:

1.Add a measured amount of chlorine bleach to the bleach dispenser, following package directions.

2.Add 1/4 cup of detergent to the tub.

3.Run the washer through a complete cycle using hot water.

4.Repeat the process if necessary.

Turn the water faucets off and disconnect the inlet hoses.

Advance the cycle control knob to Spin and lower the drain hose to eliminate any water that may be in the drain hose.

Disconnect the washer from the electrical supply and leave the washer lid open to let air circulate inside the tub.



For problem laundry

solutions (i.e. fabric damage, residue, tangling) and special laundry care procedures,

see the enclosed Laundering Tips brochure.









Won’t Fill


Plug cord into live electrical outlet.



Check fuse or reset circuit breaker.



Turn the control knob to proper cycle and pull knob out to start the washer.



Turn both faucets on fully.



Straighten inlet hoses.



Disconnect hoses and clean screens. Hose filter screens may be plugged.





Won’t Agitate


Check fuse or reset circuit breaker.



Make sure the lid is completely closed.



Turn the control knob to proper cycle and pull knob out to start the washer.



Close lid and pull knob out to start the washer. For your safety, washer will not




agitate or spin unless the lid is closed.



Pauses are normal. Wait and see if the washer will start again.





Won’t Spin or Drain


Check fuse or reset circuit breaker.



Straighten drain hoses. Eliminate kinked hoses. If there is a home drain restriction,




call for drain service.



Close lid and pull knob out to start the washer. For your safety, washer will not




agitate or spin unless the lid is closed.



If drain height is over 15 feet, water may not be completely removed.



Suds lock – caused by too much suds. Rewash without detergent. Use correct




amount of a low-sudsing detergent.





Load is Wet


Unevenly distributed load. Redistribute the load, close the lid and pull knob out.




Check for leveling. Be sure water level is acceptable for load size.



A fast spin speed is recommended for heavy loads like jeans or towels, or if the




drain height is over six feet.







Plug cord into live electrical outlet.



Check fuse or reset circuit breaker.



Turn the control knob to proper cycle and pull knob out to start the washer.



Close lid and pull knob out to start the washer. For your safety, washer will not




agitate or spin unless lid is closed.



This may be a pause or soak period in the cycle. Wait briefly and it may start.





Leaks Water


Make sure hose connections are tight.



Make sure end of drain hose is correctly inserted and secured to drain facility.



Avoid extended soaking – soak for 30 minutes or less.



Avoid overloading.





Is Noisy


Be sure washer is leveled properly as outlined in installation manual.



Weak floors can cause vibration and walking.



Be sure rubber feet are installed on leveling legs.



Operating sounds will vary depending on agitation speed.







Fills with the Wrong

Turn both faucets on fully.

Temperature Water

If equipped with a temperature selector knob, be sure it is set directly on a



temperature setting and not between settings.


Make sure temperature selection is correct.


While the washer is filling, you may notice just hot and/or just cold water entering



the tub when cold or warm wash temperatures are selected. This is a normal



function of the automatic temperature control feature as the washer determines the



temperature of the water.


If Auto Temperature Control (select models) is selected, cold water may feel warmer



than cold water from the tap. (See page 4).


Make sure hoses are connected to correct faucets and inlet connections. Be sure



water supply is regulated correctly. Flush water line before filling washer.


Check the water heater. It should be set to deliver a minimum 120° F (49° C) hot



water at the tap. Also check water heater capacity and recovery rate.


Disconnect hoses and clean screens. Hose filter screens may be plugged.




Cycle Selector

Extra Rinse (select models) is selected.

Advances Through Off






For further assistance contact Maytag ServicesSM, Maytag Customer Assistance: U.S. 1-800-688-9900 or Canada 1-800-688-2002.

U.S. Customers using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired or speech impaired, call 1-800-688-2080.


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