Whirlpool LA5580XM Operating instructions

AUTOMATIC
WASHER
Super Capacity
Model
LA5580XM
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Copy your Model and Serial Numbers
here
When you need service
or call with a
have this information
ready:
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers (from plate under the lid near the
hinge).
2. Purchbse dote from sales slip.
COPY !his information
in these spaces.
Keep this book in the Laundry Informotion Ce,nter with your “Laundry Guide,”
sales slip and warranty,
question,
Model Number
Seria, Number
Purchase Dote
Service Company/
Phone Number
There is no warranty registration to return. Proof-of-purchase
that is required for in-warranty
service.
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Your responsibilities
Read this “Use and Care Guide”
and your “Laundry
Guide” carefully for important
use and safety
information.
You are personally
responsible
for making
sure that your
washer...
l is installed
by a qualified
installer.
l is properly
installed
and
leveled
on a floor that can
support the weight.’
l is connected
to the right kind
of outlet, electric
supply, water
supply and drain.*
l is properly
grounded?
l is used
only for jobs normally
expected
of home automatic
washers.
l is properly
maintained.
l is protected
from the weather
and kept where the temperature will not fall below freezing.
l is not run by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
*See the “Installation
Instructions”
for complete
information.
Contents
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
2
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
3
SAFETY FIRST
3
STARTING YOUR WASHER
4
WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE
6
OTHER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 8
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8
For a Drain and Spin
8
For a Soak or Pre-Wash
8
Cleaning
the Lint Filter
8
CARING FOR YOUR WASHER
9
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
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1. Before Calling for
Assistance
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2. If You Need Assistance
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3. If You Need Service
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4. If You Hove a Problem
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THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Starting
your washer
Before starting
your washer:
1. Measure and add detergent.
2. Place sorted load in washer.
3. Start washer.
Select a
1. LOAD SIZE
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2.
Turn the knob to point at a setting
that describes
the size of load
you want to wash.
Set the knob anywhere
on or
between
EX SMALL (a few items)
and EX LARGE (a full load].
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Select WATER
TEMPERATURES
Match the wash water temperature to the type of fabrics
and soils being washed.
All rinses are cold.
Recommended
wash temperatures can be found in your
See your “Laundry
Guide” for
“Laundry
Guide” and printed
details on load sizes.
under the washer lid.
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SIZES AND WATER LEVELS
Use less than a full tub of
water when you have less than
a full load to wash.
For best cleaning
results,
the load must be able to move
freely in the water. Too big a
load or too little water can
tear items.
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3. Start
the washer
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A.
C.
Push in the Control Knob and
turn it to the right. It must be
pushed in and turned only
clockwise.
Start the washer by pulling out
the Control Knob. The washer
will fill to the level you set with
wash water of the selected
temperature.
After filling, the
washer will agitate for the
selected
number of minutes.
B.
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Stop on a number in the cycle
you want. The numbers are
minutes of wash time. The
drawing
shows 8 minutes of
agitation
in the REGULAR HEAVY
Cycle.
D. To stop the washer at any time
push in the Control Knob. To
restart the washer, pull out the
Control Knob.
To set the controls for a rinse and
spin, a drain and spin, or a soak
or pre-wash,
see page 8.
What happens in each cycle
Each cycle has different agitation
and spin speeds designed
for different
kinds of fabrics. Numbers on the dial in each cycle are the minutes of WASH
agitation
time.
When the Cycle Control Knob is set to a number and pulled out, the washer
fills before agitation
and timing starts. After agitation
starts, the knob turn:
REGULAR
HEAVY
Cycle
High agitation
and
spin speeds help remove
heavy soils and spin
water from heavy or
sturdy cotton fabrics.
PERMANENT
PRESS Cycle
Low-speed
spins and
cooling of the wash water
before the spin helps
keep wrinkles from setting
into permanent
press
fabrics.
KNITS/GENTLE
Cycle
Low agitation
and spin
speeds and shorter wash
time gently wash delicate
items and washable
synthetic
knits.
SOAK Cycle
Periods of agitation
and
soaking time clean
stained, yellowed,
gray
or heavily soiled laundry.
Use recommended
amount of detergent.
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clockwise
until it points to OFF and the cycle ends.
NOTE:You may hear the sound of water spraying
some cycles. In some cycles, cold water is sprayed
help with the rinsing.
during the spin parts of
on the spinning
load to
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HIGH
SPEED
,
SPIN
4 Spray
Rinses
PARTIAL
DRAIN
(Pause
about 1%
Minutes)
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WASH
2
, Minutes
High
Speed
SOAK
WASH
Special
care is needed
when soaking or pre-washing
See your “Laundry
Guide” for proper use of this cycle.
laundry.
Other operating
instructions
For a rinse and spin
For a drain and spin
You may need an extra rinse and
spin for heavily soiled loads which
need more detergent.
(Extra detergent can require an extra rinse.)
l Push Control
Knob in.
l Turn clockwise
to anymon the dial.
See above drawing.
l Pull Control
Knob out.
l The washer
will fill to selected
level
with cold water,agitate
2 minutes,
drain and spin.
For agitation
and spin speeds
Your washer can be set to drain
and spin out water.
l Push Control
knob in.
l Turn clockwise
to the bar just before
OFF in any cycle. See above
drawing.
l Pull Control
Knob out.
l The washer
will drain and spin.
in each
cycle,
see pages
6 and 7.
For a soak or pre-wash
For best results, use warm water
for soaking or pre-washing
stained
laundrv.
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Use enough detergent
or pre-soak
product for a single load.
Push Control Knob in.
Turn clockwise
to point at a number
in the SOAK Cycle.
Pull Control Knob out.
When the cycle is over, add detergent for the next selected
wash
cycle. Important:
See additional
care information
on page 7 of your
“laundry
Guide!’
Set the washer and start the next
selected
wash cycle.
To start the soak or pre-wash with agitation,
the Cycle
Knob must point to a number in the SOAK Cycle.
Cleaning
the lint filter
Water runs through the lint filter
whenever
the washer agitates.
Check it often to make sure it’s clean
and is filtering at its best.
To remove it for cleaning,
press the
release and pull straight out. Instructions for cleaning
are printed on the
bottom of the filter.
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Control
Caring for your washer
WHEN NOT WASHING, keep both
water faucets turned off. This takes
the pressure off the water inlet valve
and hoses.
AFTER WASHING, use a soft dry cloth
to wipe the outside and inside dry.
Leave the lid up until the basket is dry.
Wipe up spills right away. Spills can
dull or damage
the finish.
REMOVE SHARP OBJECTS such as pins,
buckles,
etc., from clothes
before
washing.
Close metal zippers.
SHARP OR HEAVY OBJECTS should
never be put on or in the washer.
Check pockets for bolts. nuts,
tools, etc.
SOME PRETREATMENT PRODUCTS
can damage
washer and dryer dials,
consoles and finishes. Do not use
these products
on or near your
washer or dryer.
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WINTERIZING
Because some water stays In the washer, freez
ina can cause a lot of damaae.
If vour washer is
stored or moved during the cold weather.
1. Shut off both water
faucets. Disconnect and drain
water inlet hoses.
2. Put a quart of
automobile-type
antifreeze
in the
basket.
3. Set the washer for a
DRAIN and SPIN
(see page 8). Let it
run for about 30
seconds to mix the
antifreeze
and
water.
ON
To use the washer
again..
.
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2. Connect hoses to the washer.
3. Turn on the water faucets
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4. Run the washer
through a complete cycle with
one cup of detergent to clean out
the antifreeze.
If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
1. Before calling
for assistance..
Performance
problems
often result from little things you can find
and fix yourself without tools of any
kind.
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT FILL:
Is the power supply cord
plugged
in?
l Are both
water faucets open?
l Are fuses blown
or circuit-breaker
tripped?
l Are the water
supply hoses
kinked?
l Is the Cycle
Control Knob set and
pulled out?
l
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT SPIN:
Is the lid closed?
l Is the power
supply cord
plugged
in?
l Is a fuse blown
or circuit-breaker
tripped?
IF YOUR WASHER STOPS DURING
THE PERMANENT PRESS CYCLE:
l Remember,the
washer will stop
for about 1% minutes afterthe
partial drain during the cooldown period in this cycle.
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you in how to obtain satisfactory
operation
from your appliance
or, if
service is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified
service company
in your
area.
3. If you need service
...
Whirlpool
has
a nationwide
network of franchised
TECH-CARE’ Service Companies.
TECH-CARE service technicians
are trained to fulfill
the product
warranty
and provide
after-warranty
service, anywhere
in
the United States. To locate
TECHCARE service in your area, call our
COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) or look in
your telephone
directory
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IF WASHER FILLS AND DRAINS
WITHOUT RUNNING:
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Make sure that the Cycle Control
Knob is pointing to a number in
the cycle.
MAKE SURE THE DRAIN HOSE IS
HIGHER THAN THE WATER LEVEL IN
THE WASHER. IF IT ISN’T...
l The washer
may seem to be
draining
during wash and rinse
cycles.
l Water
can siphon out. (See “lnstallation
Instructions:‘)
2. If you need assistance*.
.
..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE’
service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . (800) 253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
and talk with one of our trained Consultants. The Consultant
can instruct
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4. If you have a problem*...
Call our COOL-LINE
service
assistance
telephone
number
(see
Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Guy Turner, Vice President
Whirlpool
Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
*If you must call or write, please provide: model number, serial number,
date of purchase,
and a complete
description
of the problem.
This information
is needed
in order to better respond
to your request
for
assistance.
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