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 . MAGIC CLEAN@ lint filter Manual clean lint filter If You Need Service Or Assistance. Whirlpool Automatic Washer Warranty. 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. 3 4-5 5-8 9 9 9 10 IO l l 10 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. 12 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 abrasrve cleaners. These can damage the finish. See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 3. ImportantSafetyInstructions l l l l l l l Read all instructions before l If hot water has not been used 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. - SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS - Additional safety instructions and your responsibilities l l l 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. l l l 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. 3 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. l The top temperature 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. l 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. 5 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 Continued 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. 9 Other Operating Continued 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 We sugpest 1follow a--- vou ,-thesef siepS: -’ 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? l If your washer does not spin: Is the lid closed? l 10 l l Is the 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’... l 3. If you need service’... Whirlpool has a ~i,~l 01y ~;7’a~~~~~e~‘work 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: l 2 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. 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. 11 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 Part No. 3353495 Rev. B 01990 Whirlpool Corporation Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.