Whirlpool 8400 Series Operating instructions

Temperature
selector
del and serial
Manual clean
lint filter
(inside agitator)
(model LA8lOOXW)
MAGIC CLEAN”
lint filter
(not shown)
(model LA8400XW)
LARGECAPACITYONESPEED
AUTOMATICWASHERS
LA8100XW LA8400XW
Contents
Page
Important
Safety
Instructions..
Operating
Instructions
Starting your washer
What happens in each cycle
Other Operating
Instructions
Rinse and spin
Drain and spin
Soak cycle
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MAGIC CLEAN@ lint filter
Manual clean lint filter
If You Need Service Or
Assistance.
Whirlpool
Automatic
Washer Warranty.
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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.
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Copy model and serial numbers
from plate (under lid near hinge) and
the purchase date from the sales slip.
Keep this book, the Laundry Guide
and the sales slip logether in a
handy place.
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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:
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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 abrasrve
cleaners. These can damage the finish.
See “Important Safety Instructions” on
page 3.
ImportantSafetyInstructions
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Read all instructions
before
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using the washer.
recently (usually 2 weeks or
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 NOT tamper with controls.
- is properly grounded.*
- is properly maintained.*
NEVER use or store flammable
- is protected from the weather
fluids (dry-cleaning solvents,
and kept wherethe 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.
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Additional safety instructions and your responsibilities
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ALWAYS store 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 expected 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 slighlly 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.
Starting your washer
Be sure to measure and add detergent, then place a sorted load in the washer before
starting it.
1. Select a load size
l Position the Load Size Selector at the
setting that describes the size of load
you want to wash.
l The selector can be set for SMALL
(a few small items) or LARGE
(a full load).
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 setting. 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.
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is the wash
selection and the bottom temperature
is the rinse selection.
NOTE: Use warm water with the
PERMANENT PRESS or SHORT
Cycles.
For heavily soiled permanent press
or knit clothes, pre-wash or pre-soak
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
l Push in the Cycle Control Knob and
turn it clockwise.
l 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.
l 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.
l To stop the washer at any time,
push in the Cycle Control Knob. To
restart the washer, pull out the
Cycle Control Knob.
What happens in each cycle
Each cycle has been 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.
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Operating
Continued
Instructions
Regular/Heavy
Cycle
A cycle for sturdily constructed fabrics
that are heavily soiled.
to Selected Level
High Speed, Spray Rinse
Regular/Normal
Cycle
A cycle for regular loads of fabrics thal
are moderately soiled.
lo Selected Level
Permanent
Press Cycle
(Model IASlOOXW)
Permanent
Press/Normal
(Model LA84OOXW)
Permanent
Press/Light
(Model lA84OOXW)
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
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.
Operating
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Instructions
Short Cycle
Use for delicate items that need a short
wash and spin time. Wash nylon hose
or pantyhose in a net laundry bag.
to Selected Level
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 presoak additive.
The SOAK Cycle should always be
followed by a wash cycle.
to Selected Level
NOTE: Special care is needed when
soaking or pre-washing laundry. See the
Laundry Guide for proper use.
Alndicates that machine is pausing for
a brief soak period.
OtherOperatingInstructions
Rinse and spin
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 until indicator points
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.
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 Cycle Control Knob in.
2. Turn clockwise until indicator points
to the bar just before the OFF area
on the dial, as illustrated.
3. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The
washer will drain and spin.
Soak Cycle
For best results, use warm water for
soaking stained laundry. Hot water can
set stains.
1. Use recommended amount of
detergent or presoak product.
2. Push Cycle Control Knob in.
3. Turn clockwise until indicator points
to the number in the SOAK Cycle.
4. Pull 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.
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Other Operating
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Instructions
MAGICCLEAN”lint filter
MAGIC CLEAN
lint filter
(model LA8400XW)
The lint filter at the bottom of the
washer basket cleans itself. During agltation, wash and rinse water pass over
the filter, separating lint 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.
Bask&
interior
Manual clean lint filter
Manual clean
lint filter
(model LA8100XW)
Clean the filter at the bottom of the
agitator after every load for the best
filtering results.
To clean:
1. Loft off the agitator barrel
2. Wash or wipe the filler clean In the
bottom of the agrtator barrel. The
filter s not removable.
3. Replace the agrtator barrel and snap
II Into place.
If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
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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 into
a live circuit with the proper voltage?
. Are both water faucets open?
l Have you checked your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box7
l Are the water supply hoses kinked?
l Is the Cycle Control Knob set and
pulled out?
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If your washer does not spin:
Is the lid closed?
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a live
Have
fuses
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.:
l-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 set-vice
company in your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whrrlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
Please include a daytime phone
number in your correspondence.
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’...
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3. If you need service’...
Whirlpool has a
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ssavrcs WhirlpoolSM service
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-LINEe service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) or look in
your telephone directory Yellow Pages
under:
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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.
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
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.
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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 WhirlooolSM service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts for any part of
gearcase assembiy if defective’in materials
or workmanship. The gearcase assembly
is shown below.
FSP replacement parts for any top and lid rust.
LIMITED TEN-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement of outer tub should it crack, or
fail to contain water, due to defective materials
or workmanship.
WHIRLPOOL
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.
B. 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@ set-vice assistance telephone number, I-800-253-1301,
from
anywhere in the U.S.
Gearcase assembly
covered by your
@Registered Trademark/SM
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Printed in U.S.A.