Whirlpool 3RGSC9455 Use & care guide

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TWO SPEED
AUTOMATIC WASHERS
Use & Care Guide
Table of Contents.................................................................2
Models: 3RGSC9455, 3RLBR8543,
3SLSQ7533, 3RLSQ8533
8315977A
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WASHER SAFETY ...................................................................... 3
PARTS AND FEATURES ............................................................ 4
WASHER USE ............................................................................. 5
Understanding Washer Cycles ....................................................5
Loading.........................................................................................5
Normal Washer Sounds ...............................................................5
Starting Your Washer ...................................................................6
Selecting a Cycle and Time .........................................................7
Rinse and Spin .............................................................................8
Drain and Spin..............................................................................8
Adding Liquid Chlorine Bleach ....................................................8
Adding Liquid Fabric Softener .....................................................8
Self-Cleaning Lint Filter................................................................8
WASHER CARE ......................................................................... 8
Cleaning Your Washer .................................................................8
Water Inlet Hoses.........................................................................8
Vacation, Storage and Moving Care............................................9
TROUBLESHOOTING................................................................. 9
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE ..................................................... 11
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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:
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.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the washer, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
■
Read all instructions before using the washer.
Do not wash articles 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.
■ 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.
■
Do not allow children to play on or in the washer. Close
supervision of children is necessary when the washer is
used near children.
■
Before the washer is removed from service or discarded,
remove the door or lid.
■
Do not reach into the washer if the drum, tub or agitator
is moving.
■
Do not install or store the washer where it will be
exposed to the weather.
■
Do not tamper with controls.
■
Do not repair or replace any part of the washer or
attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended
in this Use and Care Guide or in published user-repair
instructions that you understand and have the skills to
carry out.
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Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not been
used for 2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS
EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not
been used for such a period, before using the
washing machine, 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.
See Installation Instructions for grounding requirements.
■ If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by
the manufacturer or its service agent or a similarly
qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
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SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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PARTS AND FEATURES
This manual covers several different models. The washer you have purchased may have some or all of the parts and features listed
below.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Control panel
Model and serial number label
Liquid fabric softener dispenser†
Agitator
Lid
Liquid chlorine bleach dispenser †
Basket
Tub
Control panel
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Other features your washer may have
Self cleaning lint filter
CLEANTOUCH™ control panel
XTRA ROLL ACTION™ PLUS agitator
DURASMOOTH™ white porcelain basket
Extra rinse selector
†
On some models
WASHER USE
Understanding Washer Cycles
When the Cycle Control knob is set to a number and pulled out,
the washer fills (to the selected load size) before agitation and
timing start. The washer begins agitating immediately after filling;
agitation occurs with the washer lid down.
During agitation, the agitator creates a continuous rollover action
(on some models) that provides a thorough cleaning of the wash
load.
After agitation starts, the Cycle Control knob turns clockwise until
it points to an OFF area and the cycle ends.
NOTE: The washer pauses briefly throughout each cycle. These
pauses are normal for washer operation.
WASH
RINSE
1. Fill
1. Fill
Loading
For rated load capacity, refer to the model and serial label/plate,
located on your washer as shown in “Parts and Features.”
Loading suggestions
For these suggested full-sized loads, set the LOAD SIZE selector
to the highest load size setting.
SUPER CAPACITY PLUS WASHERS
Heavy Work Clothes
3 pair pants
3 shirts
4 pair jeans
1 coverall
1 overall
Delicates
3 camisoles
1 quilted robe
4 slips
4 panties
2 bras
2 nighties
1 baby’s dress
Towels
10 bath towels
10 hand towels
Mixed Load
3 double sheets
4 pillowcases
8 T-shirts
6 pair shorts
14 wash cloths
1 bath mat
2 shirts
2 blouses
8 handkerchiefs
EXTRA LARGE CAPACITY WASHERS
2. Wash
selected
time
3. Drain†
No agitation
4. Spin
2. Rinse
3. Drain
No agitation
4. Spin-Spray
rinse
5. Spin
Heavy Work Clothes
2 pair pants
3 shirts
3 pair jeans
1 coverall
Delicates
3 camisoles
4 slips
4 panties
2 bras
2 nighties
Towels
8 bath towels
8 hand towels
10 wash cloths
1 bath mat
Mixed Load
2 double sheets or
1 king size sheet(s)
4 pillowcases
6 T-shirts
6 pair shorts
2 shirts
2 blouses
6 handkerchiefs
Normal Washer Sounds
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The Synthetics/Permanent
Press cycle partially drains,
fills, agitates briefly, and
drains.
6. Off
Your new washer may make sounds your old one didn’t. Because
the sounds might be unfamiliar, you may be concerned about
them. These sounds are normal.
During washing
When you select a small load size setting, your washer has a
lower water level. This can cause a clicking sound from the upper
part of the agitator.
During drain
If water is drained quickly from your washer (depending on your
installation), you may hear air being pulled through the pump
during the end of draining.
After drain and before spin
When the cycle changes from draining to spinning, you may hear
gears engaging.
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Load evenly to maintain washer balance. Mix large and small
items.
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Items should move easily through the wash water.
Overloading can cause poor cleaning.
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To reduce wrinkling of permanent press clothes and some
synthetic knits, use a large load size to provide more space
(see step 5).
Starting Your Washer
2. (OPTIONAL) Pour measured liquid chlorine bleach into the
liquid chlorine bleach dispenser (on some models). Bleach
will be diluted automatically during the wash part of the cycle.
Fire Hazard
Never place items in the washer that are
dampened with gasoline or other flammable
fluids.
No washer can completely remove oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of
oil on it (including cooking oils).
Doing so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
WARNING
■
Never use more than 1 cup (250 mL) for a full load. Use
less with a smaller load size.
■
Follow the manufacturer’s directions for safe use.
■
To avoid spilling, use a cup with a pouring spout. Do not
let bleach splash, drip, or run down into the washer
basket.
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Use only liquid chlorine bleach in this dispenser.
NOTE: On models without a bleach dispenser, see “Adding
Liquid Chlorine Bleach.”
3. (OPTIONAL) Pour measured liquid fabric softener into the
liquid fabric softener dispenser (on some models). Softener is
added automatically during the rinse portion of the cycle.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Dilute liquid fabric softener by filling the dispenser with warm
water until liquid reaches the crossbar in the opening.
Do not use an extension cord.
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Do not spill or drip any fabric softener on the clothes.
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Use only liquid fabric softener in this dispenser.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death, fire, or electrical shock.
1. Measure detergent and pour it into the washer. If desired, add
powdered or liquid color safe bleach. Add extra detergent for
the Super Wash cycle.
NOTE: On models without a fabric softener dispenser, see
“Adding Liquid Fabric Softener.”
4. Close the washer lid.
5. Turn the LOAD SIZE selector to the correct setting for your
wash load and the type of fabric being washed.
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Choose a load size that allows the load to move freely for
best fabric care. See "Loading".
■
You may change the load size selection after the washer
has started filling by turning the selector to a different
setting.
Drop a sorted load of clothes loosely into your washer.
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6. Set the TEMPERATURE selector to the correct setting for the
type of fabric and soils being washed. Use the warmest water
safe for fabric. Follow garment label instructions.
Your washer uses automatic temperature control (on some
models) to maintain a uniform water temperature by
regulating the incoming hot and cold water. This helps
eliminate undissolved detergent and ensures consistent
cleaning results. The cold wash is regulated at approximately
75°F (24°C) by adding small amounts of hot water during the
cold fill. The warm wash is maintained at approximately
100°F (38°C).
NOTE: Make sure that both the hot and cold water taps are
fully turned on or the automatic temperature control feature
will not work properly.
Water Temp
Use For
Hot
111°F (44°C)
or above
Whites and pastels
Heavy and greasy soils
Warm
90°-110°F
(32°-43°C)
Bright colors
Moderate to light soils
Cold
70°-90°F
(21°-32°C)
Colors that bleed or fade
Light soils
Adding softener to models without a fabric softener
dispenser
If desired, add measured liquid fabric softener to the final rinse
water. Always dilute fabric softener with ¹⁄₂ to 1 cup (125 to
250 mL) cup of warm water. Undiluted fabric softener can stain
fabrics. (See “Adding Liquid Fabric Softener.”)
Selecting a Cycle and Time
This section describes the available wash cycles and will help
you make the best cycle selections for your wash loads. Each
cycle is designed for different types of fabric and soil levels.
■ The washer pauses briefly throughout each cycle. These
pauses are normal. Refer to “Normal Washer Sounds” to
learn more about the sounds you may hear during a wash
cycle.
■
Refer to “Understanding Washer Cycles” to learn what
happens during a wash cycle.
NOTE: This manual covers several different washer models. The
washer you have purchased will not have all of the cycles
described.
NOTE: In wash water temperatures colder than 70ºF
(21ºC), detergents do not dissolve well. Soils can be difficult
to remove. Some fabrics can retain wear wrinkles and have
increased pilling (the formation of small lint-like balls on the
surface of garments).
7. (OPTIONAL) Some models have an EXTRA RINSE selector.
For an additional rinse and spin at the end of a wash cycle,
set the EXTRA RINSE selector to ON. On some models, the
Extra Rinse feature is part of the cycle.
8. (OPTIONAL ) Some models have an END OF CYCLE SIGNAL
selector. Set the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL selector to ON if
you want your washer to alert you when the wash cycle is
complete. The signal is helpful when you are washing items
that should be removed from the washer as soon as the cycle
ends.
9. Push in the Cycle Control knob and turn it clockwise to the
wash cycle you want. Reduce the wash time when using a
small load size setting. See “Selecting a Cycle and Time.”
Pull out the Cycle Control knob to start the washer.
To stop or restart your washer
■
To stop the washer at any time, push in the Cycle Control
knob.
■
To restart the washer, close the lid (if open) and pull out
the Cycle Control knob.
Adding bleach to models without a bleach dispenser
If desired, add measured liquid chlorine bleach after the washer
starts agitating. Pour diluted bleach around the agitator, not
directly on the load. Undiluted bleach will damage any fabric it
touches. (See “Adding Liquid Chlorine Bleach.”)
Heavy cycle
This cycle features high-speed agitation followed by brief periods
of low-speed agitation for cleaning sturdy fabrics and heavily
soiled loads that need maximum soil removal. Select Super Wash
or Regular depending on whether your load is moderately or
heavily soiled. For improved cleaning, use twice the amount of
detergent recommended for a wash cycle. The Heavy cycle
features Extra Rinse as part of the cycle.
Cotton cycle
This cycle features high-speed agitation followed by a brief
period of low-speed agitation for cleaning cottons and linens.
High spin speeds shorten drying time. Select 6 to 15 minutes of
wash time, depending on your model, for loads that are
moderately or heavily soiled. For lightly soiled loads, use the
shortest time setting.
Super Wash - Select the Super Wash setting to wash heavily
soiled loads that need maximum soil removal. Use twice the
amount of detergent recommended for a wash cycle.
Synthetics/Permanent Press cycle
This cycle starts with high-speed agitation and then steps down
to low-speed agitation for cleaning permanent press blends and
synthetic fabrics. To minimize wrinkling, this cycle features a
cool-down rinse and a low-speed final spin. Select 6 to 10
minutes of wash time, depending on your model, to clean lightly
to moderately soiled loads.
Delicates cycle
This cycle features low-speed agitation for gentle soil removal
from delicate items and washable knits. Low spin speeds
minimize wrinkling. Select 3 to 9 minutes of wash time,
depending on your model, to clean lightly to moderately soiled
loads.
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Hand Washables cycle
This cycle features a series of brief, low-speed agitations and
short soaks to gently clean special-care items. Low spin speeds
minimize wrinkling. Wash small loads. If items appear to be
floating (due to trapped air), stop the washer by pushing in the
Cycle Control knob. Push items down into the washer. Restart
the washer.
Adding Liquid Fabric Softener
Always dilute fabric softener with ½ to 1 cup (125 to 250 mL)
warm water. Undiluted fabric softener can stain fabrics.
■ Add diluted fabric softener only in the final rinse.
■
Fabric softener should not be mixed with other laundry
products. Greasy stains can form. To remove greasy stains,
wet the stain and rub with liquid detergent or a bar of soap.
Rewash.
■
Too much fabric softener can make some items (diapers and
towels) nonabsorbent. If this happens, use less fabric
softener, or do not use it every time.
Quick Wash cycle
This cycle features low-speed agitation for gentle soil removal,
while providing high spin speeds to shorten drying times. Select
this cycle for small loads of lightly soiled items that you need in a
hurry.
Soak cycle
This cycle features brief periods of agitation and soak time to
remove heavy soils and stains that need pretreatment. Use warm
water when soaking laundry. Hot water can set stains. Use the
amount of detergent or presoak additive recommended by the
manufacturer. When the Soak cycle ends, add detergent and
start a new wash cycle.
Prewash cycle
This cycle features a brief period of high-speed agitation to help
remove heavy soils and stains that need pretreatment. Use warm
water for prewashing stained laundry. Hot water can set some
stains. After the Prewash cycle ends, add detergent and select a
new wash cycle.
Rinse and Spin
When using extra detergent for heavily soiled clothes, or washing
special-care items, you may find an extra rinse and spin is
needed.
1. Push in the Cycle Control knob and turn it clockwise to any of
the Rinse settings.
2. Pull out the Cycle Control knob. The washer fills to the
selected load size, agitates, drains, and spins.
NOTE: An EXTRA RINSE option is available (on some models).
See “Starting Your Washer.”
Drain and Spin
A drain and spin may help shorten drying times for some heavy
fabrics or special-care items by removing excess water.
1. Push in the Cycle Control knob and turn it clockwise to any of
the Spin settings.
2. Pull out the Cycle Control knob. The washer drains, then
spins.
Adding Liquid Chlorine Bleach
Always measure liquid chlorine bleach. Do not guess. Never use
more than 1 cup (250 mL) for a full load. Follow manufacturer’s
directions for safe use. Use a cup with a pouring spout to avoid
spilling.
1. Let the washer fill and begin agitating the load.
2. Add bleach to the wash cycle so it can be removed in the
rinse cycle. Pour bleach around the agitator, not directly on
the load.
■ Follow directions on the care labels. Do not use chlorine
bleach on wool, silk, spandex, acetates, or some flameretardant fabrics.
■
When soaking with chlorine bleach, add detergent to
soak water.
NOTE: Undiluted bleach will damage any fabric it touches. The
damage appears as rips, holes, tears, or color loss and may not
show up until several washings later.
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Self-Cleaning Lint Filter
Your washer has a self-cleaning lint filter at the bottom of the
basket. Wash and rinse water flow over the filter during agitation,
separating the lint from the water. The lint spins out of the system
during the spin part of the cycle. If your washer drains into a tub,
remove any lint collected in the tub or strainer.
WASHER CARE
Cleaning Your Washer
Cleaning the exterior
Use a soft, damp cloth or sponge to wipe up any spills such as
detergent or bleach. Occasionally wipe the outside of your
washer to keep it looking new.
Cleaning the interior
Clean your washer interior by mixing 1 cup (250 mL) of chlorine
bleach and 2 cups (500 mL) of detergent. Pour this into your
washer and run it through a complete cycle using hot water.
Repeat this process if necessary.
NOTE: Remove any hard water deposits using only cleaners
labeled as washer safe.
Cleaning the liquid fabric softener dispenser
Flush dispenser periodically with warm water, as shown. Remove
the dispenser by grasping the top of the dispenser with both
hands and squeezing and pushing upwards with thumbs. Clean
the dispenser by rinsing it under a water faucet. Replace it after
cleaning.
NOTE: Do not wash clothes with this dispenser removed. Do not
add detergent or bleach to this dispenser; it is for liquid fabric
softener use only.
Water Inlet Hoses
Replace inlet hoses after five 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.
Vacation, Storage and Moving Care
Install and store your washer where it will not freeze. Because
some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can damage your
washer. If storing or moving your washer during freezing weather,
winterize it.
TROUBLESHOOTING
First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid
the cost of a service call...
Non-use or vacation care
Operate your washer only when you are at home. If you will be on
vacation or not using your washer for an extended period of time,
you should:
■ Unplug washer or disconnect power.
■
Washer won’t fill, rinse or agitate
■
Is the indicator on the Cycle Control knob properly lined up
with a cycle? Turn the Cycle Control knob to the right slightly
and pull to start.
Turn off the water supply to the washer. This helps avoid
accidental flooding (due to a water pressure surge) while you
are away.
Are the water inlet valve screens clogged?
To winterize washer
Shut off both water faucets.
Disconnect and drain water inlet hoses.
Put 1 quart (1 L) of R.V.-type antifreeze in the basket.
Run washer on a drain and spin setting (see “Drain and Spin”)
for about 30 seconds to mix the antifreeze and water.
5. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
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2.
3.
4.
To use washer again
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Flush water pipes and hoses.
Reconnect water inlet hoses.
Turn on both water faucets.
Plug in washer or reconnect power.
Run the washer through a complete cycle with 1 cup (250 mL)
of detergent to clean out antifreeze.
Check the following:
Is the power cord plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet?
Are both the hot and cold water faucets turned on?
Is the water inlet hose kinked?
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Does the water level seem too low, or does the washer
appear to not fill completely?
The top of the agitator is much higher than the highest water
level. This creates a perception that the washer is not filling
completely. This is normal.
■
Is the lid open?
The lid must be closed during operation.
Washer stops
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Check the following:
Is the power cord plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet?
Is the indicator on the Cycle Control knob properly lined up
with a cycle? Turn the Cycle Control knob to the right slightly
and pull to start.
Are the water inlet valve screens clogged?
Are both the hot and cold water faucets turned on?
Is the water inlet hose kinked?
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Is there power at the plug?
Check your electrical source or call an electrician.
■
Has a fuse blown or is the circuit breaker open?
If problem continues, call an electrician.
■
Are you using an extension cord?
Do not use an extension cord.
■
Is the washer in a normal pause in the Synthetics/
Permanent Press (or Hand Washables) cycle?
The washer pauses for about 2 minutes in the Synthetics/
Permanent Press cycle. Allow the cycle to continue.
The Hand Washables cycle (on some models) features
periods of agitation and soak.
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Is the washer overloaded?
Wash smaller loads.
Washer won’t drain or spin
■
Is the drain hose clogged, or the end of the drain hose
more than 72 inches (183 cm) above the floor?
See the Installation Instructions for proper installation of drain
hose.
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Is the lid open?
The lid must be closed during operation.
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Is there excessive sudsing?
Always measure detergent. Follow manufacturer’s directions.
If you have very soft water, you might need to use less
detergent.
■
Is your voltage low?
Check your electrical source or call an electrician. Do not use
an extension cord.
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Agitator operation
■
Washer continues to fill or drain, or the cycle seems
stuck
■
Is the top of drain hose lower than the water level in
washer?
The top of the hose must be higher than the water level in the
washer for proper operation. See the Installation Instructions.
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Does the drain hose fit too tightly in the standpipe, or is it
taped to the standpipe?
The drain hose should be loose yet fit securely. Do not seal
the drain hose with tape. The hose needs an air gap. See the
Installation Instructions.
The washer basket moves while washing.
This is normal.
The top of the agitator is loose, or moves in only one
direction.
This is normal.
Dispensers clogged or bleach leaking
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Did you follow the manufacturer’s directions when adding
detergent and fabric softener to the dispensers?
Measure detergent and fabric softener. Carefully pour into the
dispensers. Wipe up all spills.
Dilute fabric softener in the fabric softener dispenser.
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Did you put powdered or color-safe bleach in the liquid
chlorine bleach dispenser?
Add powdered or liquid color-safe bleach directly to the
basket. Do not use the chlorine bleach dispenser for colorsafe bleach.
Washer makes noise
Is the load balanced and the washer level?
The wash load should be balanced and not overloaded.
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The washer must be level. The front feet should be properly
installed and the nuts tightened. Reset the rear leveling legs
(if needed). See the Installation Instructions.
■
Did you completely remove the yellow shipping strap with
cotter pins?
See the Installation Instructions.
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Are the gears engaging after the drain and before spin, or
is the upper part of agitator clicking during wash?
These are normal washer noises.
Washer leaks
Check the following:
Are the fill hoses tight? Are the fill hose washers properly
seated? Is the drain hose clamp properly installed? See the
Installation Instructions.
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Load too wet
■
Did you use the right cycle for the load being washed?
Select a cycle with a higher spin speed (if available).
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Did you use a cold rinse?
Cold rinses leave loads wetter than warm rinses. This is
normal.
Residue or lint on load
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Did you sort properly?
Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy,
synthetics). Also sort by color.
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Did you overload the washer?
The wash load must be balanced and not overloaded. Lint
can be trapped in the load if overloaded. Wash smaller loads.
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Check the following:
Was paper or tissue left in the pockets?
Did you use enough detergent? Follow manufacturer’s
directions. Use enough detergent to hold the lint in the water.
Is the sink or drain clogged?
Sink and standpipe must be able to handle 17 gallons (64 L)
of water per minute.
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Is your water colder than 70°F (21°C)? Wash water colder
than 70°F (21°C) may not completely dissolve the detergent.
Is water deflecting off the tub ring or the load?
Center the tub before starting the washer.
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The wash load should be balanced and not overloaded. The
fill or spray rinses can deflect off the load.
Stains on load
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The washer must be level. The front feet should be properly
installed and the nuts tightened. Reset the rear leveling legs
(if needed). See the Installation Instructions.
Dilute fabric softener and add to the rinse portion of a cycle
only. Do not drip fabric softener on clothes.
Check household plumbing for leaks.
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Washer basket is crooked
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Was the washer basket pulled forward during loading?
The wash load should be balanced and not overloaded. Push
the basket to the center before starting wash.
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Is the load balanced and the washer level?
The wash load should be balanced and not overloaded.
The washer must be level. The front feet should be properly
installed and the nuts tightened. Reset the rear leveling legs
(if needed). See the Installation Instructions.
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Did you follow the manufacturer’s directions when adding
detergent and fabric softener?
Measure detergent and fabric softener. Use enough detergent
to remove soil and hold it in suspension.
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Is there above average iron (rust) in water?
You may need to install an iron filter.
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Did you properly sort the load?
Sort dark clothes from whites and lights.
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Did you unload the washer promptly?
To avoid dye transfer, unload the washer as soon as it stops.
Load is wrinkled
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Did you unload the washer promptly?
Unload the washer as soon as it stops.
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Did you use the right cycle for the load being washed?
Use the Synthetics/Permanent Press cycle or another cycle
with low spin speeds (if available) to reduce wrinkling.
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Did you overload the washer?
The wash load must be balanced and not overloaded. Loads
should move freely during washing.
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Was the wash water warm enough to relax wrinkles, or
are you using warm rinses?
If safe for the load, use warm or hot wash water. Use cold
rinse water.
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Are the hot and cold water hoses reversed?
Check to be sure the hot and cold water hoses are connected
to the right faucets. See the Installation Instructions.
Load is tangled or twisted
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Did you overload the washer?
The wash load must be balanced and not overloaded. Loads
should move freely during washing.
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Did you wrap items around the agitator?
Drop items loosely into the washer. Do not wrap items around
the agitator.
ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Before calling for assistance or service, please check
“Troubleshooting.” It may save you the cost of a service call. If
you still need help, contact the dealer from whom you purchased
the washer, or a Whirlpool designated service company.
When calling, please know the purchase date and the complete
model and serial number of your appliance. This information will
help us to better respond to your request.
If you need replacement parts
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you
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only use FSP factory specified parts. These parts will fit right
and work right because they are made with the same precision
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used to build every new WHIRLPOOL appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your area:
Contact the dealer from whom you purchased the washer, or a
Whirlpool designated service company.
Gray whites, dingy colors
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Did you properly sort the load?
Dye transfer can occur when mixing whites and colors in a
load. Sort dark clothes from whites and lights.
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Was the wash temperature too low?
Use hot or warm washes if safe for the load. Hot water should
be at least 111°F (44°C) to clean heavy or greasy soils.
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Did you use enough detergent, or do you have hard
water?
Use more detergent for washing heavy soils in cold or hard
water.
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Are the hot and cold water hoses reversed?
Check to be sure the hot and cold water hoses are connected
to the right faucets. See the Installation Instructions.
Garment damage
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Check the following:
Were sharp items removed from pockets before washing?
Empty pockets, zip zippers, snap or hook fasteners before
washing.
Were strings and sashes tied to prevent tangling?
Were items damaged before washing? Mend rips and broken
threads in seams before washing.
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Did you overload the washer?
The wash load must be balanced and not overloaded. Loads
should move freely during washing.
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Did you properly add chlorine bleach?
Do not pour chlorine bleach directly on load. Wipe up bleach
spills. Undiluted bleach will damage fabrics.
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Did you follow the manufacturer’s care label instructions?
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