Whirlpool LA528OXT Operating instructions

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Bleach dispenser
(models LA5510XT,
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Agitator
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Manual clean
lint filter
(inside agitator)
(models LA52OOXT
and LA6260XT)
MAGIC CLEANO
lint filter
(not shown)
(all other models)
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Contents
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Important
Safety
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Instructions..
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Operating
Instructions
Starting your washer
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What happens in each cycle . 5-l 1
Other Operating
Instructions
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Rinse and spin
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Drain and spin
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Soak cycle
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MAGIC CLEAN@ lint filter
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Liquid bleach dispenser
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Manual clean lint filter
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If You Need Service Or
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Assistance.
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Whirlpool
Automatic
Washer
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Warranty.
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01990 Whirlpool Corporation
Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance. Please complete and mail
the Owner Registration Card provided
with this product. Then complete the
form below. Have this information ready
if you need service or call with a
question.
l Copy model and serial numbers
from plate (under lid near hinge) and
the purchase date from the sales slip.
l Keep this book, the Laundry Guide
and the sales slip together in a
handy place.
Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone Number
If your washer has a Consumer Buy
Guide label, remove it. It will be easier
to remove before the washer is used.
To remove any remaining glue:
l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball,
then remove.
or
l Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing detergent before removing glue as
described above.
Do not use sharp instruments,
rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids or
abrasive cleaners. These can damage
the finish. See “Important Safety
Instructions” on page 3.
ImportantSafetyInstructions
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Read all instructions
before
l If hot water has not been used
recently (usually 2 weeks or
using the washer.
longer), hydrogen gases may build
NEVER wash items cleaned,
up in the water heater and the hot
washed, soaked in or spotted with
water pipes. HYDROGEN GAS IS
wax, paint, gasoline, or flammable
EXPLOSIVE. To prevent injury or
fluids in the washer. The fumes
damage, before using your washer,
can create a FIRE HAZARD or
turn on all hot water faucets and
EXPLOSION. ALWAYS hand
allow water to run for several
launder and air dry fabrics containminutes. This will allow gases to
ing these materials.
escape. DO NOT smoke or use
NEVER allow children to operate,
any open flame near the faucet
play with, or crawl inside the
while it is open.
washer. Close supervision of
l You are responsible
for makchildren is necessary when the
ing sure that your washer:
washer is used near children.
-is installed, repaired, and has
When discarding an old washer,
parts replaced by a qualified
ALWAYS remove the lid to prevent
person.
accidental entrapment.
-is properly installed and leveled
NEVER put your hands into the
on a floor that can support the
washer until all motion stops. If the
weight.*
lid is opened while the basket is
- is connected to the correct 3spinning, the basket will automatiprong outlet, electric supply,
tally stop in a few seconds.
water supply and drain.*
DO NOTtamper with controls.
- is properly grounded.’
- is properly maintained.*
NEVER use or store flammable
- is protected from the weather
fluids (dry-cleaning solvents,
and kept where the temperature
kerosene) in or near your washer.
will not fall below freezing.
DO NOT add flammable fluids to
the wash water. These substances
*See the Installation Instructions.
give off vapors that can create a
FIRE HAZARD or EXPLOSION.
-SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Additionalsafetyinstructionsandyour responsibilities
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ALWAYSstore detergent, laundry
aids and other materials in a cool, dry
place where children can’t reach them
- in a locked cabinet if possible.
ALWAYS read and follow instructions
on packages of detergent and laundry
aids - especially warnings and
precautions.
HAZARDOUS
FUMES can be
formed if chlorine bleach is used in
the same wash as ammonia or acids
such as vinegar or rust remover.
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ALWAYS unplug the power supply
cord before attempting to service
the washer.
DO NOT machine wash glass fiber
materials. Small particles can stick to
fabrics washed in following loads and
cause skin irritation.
You are responsible
for making
sure that your washer:
-is used only for jobs normally expetted of home automatic washers,
- is not run by children or anyone
unable to operate it properly.
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OperatingInstructions
The drawings in this book may vary slightly from your washer model. They are
designed to show the different features of all the models covered by this book.
NOTE: Your model may not include all the features shown.
Startingyourwasher
Be sure to measure and add detergent, then place a sorted load in the washer before
starting it.
1. Select
a load
size
For models LA5200XT LA5280XT
and LA55OOXT
l Turn the knob to point at a setting that
describes the size of load you want
to wash.
l Set the knob on EX SMALL (a few
small items), MEDIUM or LARGE
(a full load).
For models LA5510XT LA561OXT and
LA601 OXT
l Turn the knob to point at a setting that
describes the size of load you want
to wash.
l Set the knob on SMALL (a few small
items) or LARGE (a full load).
iA5500X~)
(models LA5510XT,
LA601 0X1)
LA5610XT
and
NOTE: For best washing results, items
should move freely in the washer. Do
not overload the washer or choose a
water level that is too low for your
wash load.
For best results with permanent
press clothes, use the LARGE
water level.
Reduce wash time when using
SMALL water level settings. Loads with
only a few small items need less wash
time for best results.
2. Select
water
temperature
Match the water temperature to the
type of fabric and soils being washed.
l The top temperature
is the wash
selection and the bottom temperature
is the rinse selection.
NOTE: Use warm wash water with
the PERMANENT PRESS or KNITS/
GENTLE Cycles.
For heavily soiled permanent press
or knit clothes, pre-wash or presoak
before washing in warm water.
ALWAYS use cold rinse water for
permanent press fabrics.
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3. Select cycle and wash time
Start the washer
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Push in the Cycle Control Knob and
turn it clockwise.
Stop when the indicator on the knob’s
outer ring points to the number in the
wash cycle you want. The numbers
are minutes of wash time.
Start the washer by pulling out the
Cycle Control Knob. The washer will
fill to the selected water level with the
selected wash water temperature.
After filling, the washer will agitate for
the selected number of minutes.
To stop the washer at any time,
push in the Cycle Control Knob. To
restart the washer, pull out the
Cycle Control Knob.
Whathappensin eachcycle
(models
LA5200XT
and LA5260XT)
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 turns
clockwise until it points to OFF and the
cycle ends.
The washer will pause briefly
throughout each cycle. These pauses
are normal. They allow for the reversing
of the motor, normal washer operation
and the cool-down portion of the
PERMANENT PRESS Cycle.
NOTE: You may hear the sound of
water spraying during the spin parts of
some cycles. In some cycles, water is
sprayed on the spinning load to help
with the rinsing.
Gentle
Wash System
For better fabric care in the REGULAR
and PERMANENT PRESS Cycles, the
agitation speed is reduced during the
last few minutes of wash agitation time.
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Operating
Continued
Instructions
LA5500XT, LA5510XT,
LA6010XT cycles
LA5610XT
and
Regular/Heavy
Cycle
A cycle for sturdily constructed fabrics
that are heavily soiled.
to Selected Level
Regular/Normal
Cycle
A cycle for regular loads of fabrics that
are moderately soiled.
to Selected Level
6 Minutes Low Speed
High Speed, Spray Rinses
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Permanent
Press/Normal
Cycle
A cycle designed for moderately soiled
permanent press and some synthetic
fabrics. The cool-down rinse helps keep
wrinkles from setting into these items.
to Selected Level
Permanent
Press/Light
Cycle
A cycle designed for lightly soiled permanent press and some synthetic fabrics. The cool-down rinse helps keep
wrinkles from setting into these items.
to Selected Level
6 Minutes High Speed
4 Minutes Low Speed
4 Minutes Low Speed
REFILL COOL-DOWN
Low Speed, Spray Rinse
Operating
Continued
Instructions
LA5500XT, LA5510XT, LA5610XT
LA6010XT cycles continued
and
Knits Gentle/Normal
Cycle
A cycle that gently washes and
spins moderately soiled delicate items
and washable knits.
Knits Gentle/Light
Cycle
A cycle that gently washes and
spins lightly soiled delicate items
and washable knits.
to Selected Level
to Selected Level
4 Minutes Low Speed
2 Mmutes Low Speed
2 Minutes No Agitation
Low Speed, Spray Rinse
Alndicates
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that machine is pausing for a brief soak period.
Low Speed, Spray Rinse
Super Wash Cycle
Use for washing heavily soiled loads
that require maximum soil removal.
Double the amount of detergent
recommended when using the
SUPER WASH Cycle.
to Selected Level
4 Minutes High Speed
PARTIAL
DRAIN
No Agitation
lo Selected Level
After the partial drain, the washer
automatically refills and goes into the
REGULAR/HEAVY
Cycle. Be sure to
use enough detergent for the double
wash.
Operating
Continued
Instructions
LA5200XT
and LA5280XT
Regular/Heavy
cycles
Cycle
A cycle for sturdily constructed fabrics
that are heavily soiled.
Permanent
Press/Normal
PERMANENT
to Selected Level
to Selected Level
6 Minutes Low Speed
REFILL COOL-DOWN
High Speed, Spray Rinse
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Cycle
A cycle designed for moderately soiled
permanent press and some synthetic
fabrics. The cool-down rinse helps keep
wrinkles from setting in these items.
Knits Gentle/Normal
Soak Cycle
Brief periods of agitation and soak time
help remove heavy soils and certain
stains that need extra pretreatment.
Use recommended amount of detergent
or pre-soak additive. The SOAK
Cycle should always be followed by a
wash cycle.
Cycle
A cycle that gently washes and spins
moderately soiled delicate items and
washable knits.
KNITS
GENTLE
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SOAK 2C
to Selected Level
to Selected Level
6 Minutes Low Speed
4 Minutes No Agitation
2 Minutes High Speed
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6 Minutes High Speed
Low Speed, Spray Rinse
WASHER
STOPS
Select Wash Cycle
Special care is needed when soaking
laundry. See the Laundry Guide for
proper use of this cycle.
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OtherOperatingInstructions
Rinseandspin
When using extra detergent for heavily
soiled clothes, or washing special-care
items, you may want an extra rinse and
spin.
1. Push Cycle Control Knob in.
2. Turn clockwise to one of the dots on
the dial, as illustrated.
3. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The
washer will fill to selected level,
agitate 2 minutes, drain and spin.
Drainandspin
A drain and spin may help shorten
drying times for some heavy fabrics or
special-care items by removing excess
water.
1. Push Cycle Control Knob in.
2. Turn clockwise to any bar just before
an OFF area on the dial, as illustrated.
3. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The
washer will drain and spin.
SoakCycle
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SOAK
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(models LA5200XT and LA52EOXT)
For best results, use warm water for
soaking stained laundry. Hot water can
set stains.
1. Use recommended amount of
pre-soak product or detergent.
2. Push Cycle Control Knob in.
3. Turn clockwise to point to the
number next to SOAK.
4. Pull the Cycle Control Knob out.
The washer will start.
5. When the cycle is over, add
detergent for the next selected
wash cycle. The SOAK Cycle should
always be followed by a wash cycle.
NOTE: See the Laundry Guide for
additional soaking information.
MAGICCLEAN”lint filter
MAGIC CLEAN
lint filter
interior
(models LA55OOXT LA551OXT
LA561 OXT and LA601 OXT)
The lint filter at the bottom of the
washer basket cleans itself. During agitation, wash and rinse water pass over
the filter, separating linl from Water.
The collected particles of lint are then
continuously spun away from the filter
and washed out of the system at the
end of the wash cycle.
If your washer drains into a tub,
remove any lint collected in the tub
or strainer.
Liquidbleachdispenser
(models LA5510XT, LA5610XT and
LA601 OXT)
Always measure bleach. Do not guess.
Never use more than 1 cup (250 mL)
for a full load. Use less with lower water
level settings. Follow directions on
bottle for safe use. Use a cup with a
pouring spout to avoid spilling.
1. Load the washer first.
2. Pour measured bleach carefully into
dispenser. Do not let bleach splash,
drip or run down into washer basket.
Undiluted bleach will damage any
fabric it touches.
3. Start the washer. Bleach will be
diluted automatically during the
wash part of the cycle.
Manualcleanlint filter
(models LA5200XT and lA5280XT)
Clean the filter at the bottom of the
agitator after every load for the best
filtering results.
To clean:
1. Lift off the agitator barrel.
2. Wash or wipe the filter clean in the
bottom of the agitator barrel. The
filter is not removable.
3. Replace the agitator barrel and snap
it into place.
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If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
We suggestyou follow
thesesteps:
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:
l Is the power supply cord plugged into
a live circuit with the proper voltage?
l Are both water faucets open?
l Have you checked your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box?
l Are the water supply hoses kinked?
l Is the Cycle Control Knob set and
pulled out?
If your
l Is the
l Is the
a live
l Have
fuses
washer does not spin:
lid closed?
power supply cord plugged into
circuit with the proper voltage?
you checked your home’s main
or circuit breaker box?
If your washer stops during
a cycle:
l Remember,
the washer pauses briefly
at different times in each cycle. These
pauses are normal.
If your washer fills and drains
without running:
l 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 Installation Instructions.)
2. If you need assistance?..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE”
service assistance
telephone
number. Dial free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
I-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultant can instruct you in
how to obtain satisfactory operation
from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service
company in your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone
number in your correspondence.
3. If you need service’...
Whirlpool has a
~1 nationwide network
wh%l
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of authorized
seevrca Whirlpools” service
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companies.
Whirlpool service technicians are trained
to fulfill the product warranty and provide
after-warranty service, anywhere in the
United States. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool service company in your area,
call our COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) or look in
your telephone directory Yellow Pages
under:
APPLIANCES
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- ELECTRICAL
YAJOR
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APPLIANCES
MAJOR-REPAIRING&
PARTS
OR
WASHING YACHINES.
DRYERS
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WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES
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4. If you need FSP’
replacement
parts’...
FSP is a registered trademark of
Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts.
Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for
your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right,
because they are made to the same
exacting specifications used to build
every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts
in your area, refer to Step 3 or call the
Whirlpool COOL-LINE service
assistance number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied with
how the problem was solved’...
l Contact the Major Appliance
Consumer Action Panel (MACAP).
MACAP is a group of independent
consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of
the major appliance industry.
l Contact MACAP only when the
dealer, authorized servicer or
Whirlpool have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
l MACAP will in turn inform us of
your action.
*When requesting assistance, 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.
Whirlpool”Automatic
WasherWarranty
AWOO:
LENGTH
OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials (including top and lid
rust) or workmanship. Service must be provided
bv an authorized WhirlDOOISMservice companv.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts for any
gearcase assembly if defective
or workmanship. The gearcase
is shown below.
FSP replacement parts for any
LIMITED TEN-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
part of
in materials
assembly
top and lid rust.
FSP replacement of outer tub should it crack, or
fail to contain water, due to defective materials
or workmanship.
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the washer.
2. Instruct you how to use the washer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
6. Repairs when washer is used in other than normal, single-family
household use.
C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in
the home.
D. Damage to washer caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of
God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during the limited warranties.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages so this limitation or exclusion may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please
contact your franchised Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Service and Assistance” section of this book.
After checking “Service and Assistance,” additional help can be found by calling
our COOL-LINE@ service assistance tefeohone number, l-800-253-1301.
from
anywhere in the U.S.
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