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your
Model
and Serial
When you need service or (call with a
question, have this informatlon
ready
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers (from the plate located
as
shown).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Keep this book, your warranty
and sales
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is no warranty
registration
to return.
Proof-of-purchase
is all that is required
for in-warranty
service.
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Contents
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Your Responsibilities..
Safety....................
Before Using Your
Washer l Dryer
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WASHER
Starting Your Washer.
What Happens
in Each
Cycle,
Other Operating
Instructions
Cleaning the Lint Filter
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DRYER
Starting Your Dryer.
Operating
Instructions
Selecting
a Cycle.
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8
8,~1985 Whirlpool
Drying Tips.
lint Screen,
lint Removal
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WASHER. DRYER
Caring for Your
Washer l Dryer,
Cleaning Dryer Interior
Vacation Care
Winterizing
If You Need Service or
Assistance
I. Before Calling for
Assistance
2. If You Need Assistance
3. If You Need Service
4. If You Have a Problem
Corporation
Your responsibilities
Read this”Use and Care Guide”and
your “Laundry Guide”
carefully
for important
use and safety information.
You are personally
responsible
for installation.
Have your
washer /dryer installed
by a qualified
installer and make sure that
it has been..
1. Installed
exactly
according
to the”lnstallation
Instructions,”
including..
. proper electrical
supply,outlet
and grounding;‘
l proper
water supply, plumbing
fixtures and drain;’
l proper
dryer exhausting
system. *
2. Installed
and leveled in a room where..
l there
is adequate
ventilation
and protection
from weather;
l the floor
is strong enough to support the weight;
l The temperature
is above 45 F [7.2 C) because..
- the dryer will not operate
properly
at cold temperatures.
-freezing
temperatures
can damage
the washer
*Refer to the”lnstallation
Instructlons”for
complete
information.
You are personally
responsible
for proper use of your
washer /dryer. You must be sure that it is..
1. Used only by those who understand
how to operate
it properly.
2. Properly maintained
and used only for jobs expected
of home
washers and dryers.
You are personally
responsible
for the safe use of your
washer /dryer
DO NOT try to service
this appliance
unless it
is unplugged
or the
electrical
power has
been turned off.
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Before using your
THIN TWIN*
washer dryer
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For best washing
steps before, during
and drying results, you must take
and after each load:
some
very
important
1. Prepare and sort each load for washing (“Laundry Guide,” pages d-5).
2. Measure and add detergent
or soap to washer (“Laundry Guide,” pages
9-10).
3. Load the washer properly
(“Laundry Guide,” pages 6-7).
4. Select the water temperature,
load size and cycle recommended
‘for the
fabrics before starting the washer (“Use and Care Guide,” pages 6-7).
5. Add other laundry aids to the washer according
to instructions (“Laundry
Guide,” pages 11-13).
6. Properly sort the load for drying (“Laundry Guide,” pages 18-19).
7. Select the right drying cycle and time for the fabrics (“Use and Care
Guide,” page 12-13).
8. Remove and hang or fold items lmmedlately
after drying.
Starting
your washer
1 Measure and add detergent
2 Place sorted load In washer.
3 Start washer
Select
1. LOAD
a
SIZE
2.
0 Turn the knob to point at a setting
that describes
the size of load you
want to wash
l The water
level can be set for EX
SMALL, MEDIUM or LARGE loads
Select the water level that
matches the load size
See your “Laundry Guide” for details
on load sizes.
LOAD
SIZES
AND
For best cleaning
results,
load must be able to move
in the water Too big a load
little water can cause wear
tearing of load items.
WATER
the
freely
or too
or
DO NOT
OVERLOAD WASHER.
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Select WATER
TEMPERATURES
*Match the wash water temperature
to the type of fabrics and soils being
washed
Recommended
wash temperatures
can be found in your “Laundry Guide:
LEVELS
LARGE
iiis&m
‘Approxtmale
fill with load
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3.
A.
C.
Select CYCLE
and WASH
Start the washer
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
TIME;
B.
Stop on a number in the cycle
you want. The numbers are
mrnutes of wash time The
drawtng shows 8 minutes of
agrtatron 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
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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 turns
REGULAR
HEAVY
Cycle
A cycle for sturdily constructed fabrics that are
heavily to moderately
soiled.
PERMANENT
ff 10
4
PRESS
permanent
press
.
Cycle
A special cycle with the
necessary cool-down rinse
which helps keep wrinkles
from setting into Permanent
Press and some synthetic
fabrics.
m
KNITS/GENTLE
Cycle
Off
8
2
.
m
2
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SOAK
knlls
gentle
A cycle that gently washes
and spins delicate
items
and washable
knits. Wash
nylon hose in a net laundry
bag.
PYll ,,a,,
!a”.h alop
Cycle
Periods of agitation and
soaking time help remove
heavy soils and certain
stains that need extra
pretreatment.
Use recommended amount of detergent. The SOAK Cycle
should always be followed
by a Wash Cycle.
8
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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PARTIAL
DRAIN
[Pause)
NOTE: Always
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C-
Pre-wash
setting
use cold
begins
rinse water
for
here (see pagelO)
Special care is needed
when soaking or pre-washing
See your”laundry
Guide” for proper use ot this cycle.
laundry.
Other operating
For a rinse
instructions
For a drain
and spin
You may need an extra rinse and
spin for heavily solled loads which
need more detergent.
(Extra detergent can require an extra rrnse )
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Push Control Knob In
9 Turn clockwrse
to any.on
the dial
See above drawing.
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Pull Control Knob out
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The washer will fill to selected
level; agrtate 2 mrnutes, drain
and spin
for agitation
and spin speeds
and spin
Your washer can be set to dram
and spin out water
. Push Control Knob in
. Turn clockwrse
to the bar just before
OFF See above drawing.
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Pull Control Knob out.
. The washer will dram and spin
in each
cycle,
see pages
For a soak or prewash
. Use recommended
For best results, use warm Water
for soaking or pre-washing
stained
laundry Hot water can Set Stains.
.
.
.
.
‘To start soak with agitation,
must point to a number
Cleaning
the lint
8 and 9
amount of
detergent or pre-soak product.
Push Control Knob in.
Turn clockwrse to point at a number
in the SOAK Cycle?
Pull Control Knob out to start washer.
When the cycle is over, add detergent for the next selected wash
cycle. The SOAK Cycle should
always be followed
by a Wash
Cycle.
Important:
See additional
care
intormation
on page 7 of your
“Laundry
Guide!’
the Cycle Control Knob
in the SOAK Cycle.
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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Starting
your dryer
Before starting your dryer, be sure laundry is sorted and loaded
properly
[see your “Laundry Guide”). Be sure the door is tightly closed.
1.
Select
CYCLE
3.
2.
and TIME
Turn the Control Knob either
point to the time setting you
the cycle you want.
Push the
START Button
way
to
Want
In
To stop and
restart
the dryer
The dryer will start tumbling
you push the START Button.
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Changing
when
a setting
The setting can be changed
at any
time by turning the Control Knob to a
new setting.
To stop. open the door [or turn the
Control Knob to OFF).
To restart, close the door and push
the START button.
The Cycle
Control
Knob should
point to OFF when the dryer
is not in use.
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Operating
instructions
The automatic
cycles
The automatic
cycles allow you
to select the degree of dryness you
prefer for the clothes being dried.
The Control Knob moves and stops
several times until the load reaches
the dryness setting you selected. Then
the knob automatically
moves to
OFF and tumbling stops.
Use
AUTOMATIC
REGULAR to
dry heavy
and mediumweight cotton items. The load tumbles without heat during the last 5
minutes. This helps make the load
easier to handle
I Use
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS to dry
m permanent
press, knits and other synthetic fabrics. The load tumbles without heat
during the last 10 minutes. This helps
keep wrinkles from setting in.
I’bneddxying
Use the TIMED DRYING Cycles for
any load you want to dry by time. For
example:
small loads, large bulky
items, items to be fluffed or dusted.
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Turn the Control Knob to the number
of minutes you want - from 10 to 50.
The last 5 minutes of this cycle are
without heat - a cool-down
time. This
helps make the load easier to
handle.
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For the first few loads, set the Control
Knob to point to an* in either automatic cycle. When the dryer stops,
feel the dried items.
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If items are drier than you like, use
a setting to the right of the*the
next
time.._ v&l
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-’ I n- kihilnr
If items are not as dry as you like,
use a settina to the left of the * the
next time V&J dry a similar load
Selecting a cycle
TYPE OF LOAD
SUGGESTED
CYCLE
COllONS
- LINENS
EXTRA HEAVY- Bedspreads, mattress pads, quilts
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS-Towels,
jeans, corduroys,
workclothes
.. ..........
.....
.. . ...
MEDIUMWEIGHT COTTONS - Sheets, pillowcases,
cotton underwear, diapers
LIGHTWEIGHT COTTONS - Batistes, organdies,
lingerie
AUTOMATIC
REGULAR
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS AND BLENDS
HEAVYWEIGHT FABRICS-Work clothes, jackets,
raincoats
,..,._,,,
..,........,
MEDIUMWEIGHT FABRICS-Shirts, play clothes,
sheetsslacks,
LIGHTWEIGHT FABRICS - Lingerie, blouses, dresses
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
KNITS
HEAVYWEIGHT-Cottons,
rayons, blends, T-shirts,
slacksshirts
.,..,,........................,..,....
LIGHTWEIGHT- Synthetics (polyester, acrylic, etc.]
and blends, lingerie, blouses, dresses
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
LIGHTWEIGHT AND DELICATE FABRICS
Sheer Curtains (2 or 3 panels)
Gauze,lace,etc.
.,,..,..,,..,....,...............,.
AUTOMATIC
PERMANENT
PRESS
RUBBER, PLASTIC, HEAT-SENSITIVE FABRICS
FOAM RUBBER- Pillows, bras, stuffed toys
PLASTIC-Shower
curtains, tablecloths
OLEFIN, POLYPROPYLENE, SHEER NYLON
AIR
20 MINS.
20 MINS.
15-20 MINS.
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Drying
tips
Mixed
TI le dryer does not heat when the
Control Knob is set on AIR. This setting
can be used to fluff bedding, plastic
tablecloths,
foam rubber pillows,
stuffed toys, sneakers, etc.
loads
When drying a load with different
kinds and weights of fabrics, use the
cycle suggested
for the lightest
fabrics. When the dryer stops, remove
dry items and reset the control.
To help reduce wrinkling,
take
the load from the dryer as soon
as tumbling
stops.This
is very
important
for permanent
press,
knits and other synthetic
fabrics.
TUMBLE
PRESS
Setting
The TUMBLE PRESS setting removes
wrinkles from dry clothing such OS
items that may hove been packed
in a suitcase, closet, or items not
removed
from the dryer.
The load will tumble in heated air
for 10 minutes. The heat shuts off and
the dryer continues to tumble the
load for 5 more minutes.
For best results, TUMBLE PRESS only
a few items at a time. Put them on
hangers or told them as soon as the
dryer stops.
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Drying
times
Drying times will vary depending
on.
l amount
of moisture in the clothes.
9 type and weight of the fabric.
l size of the load.
l room
temperature
around the
dryer.
l temperature
of the wash rrnse
water.
l amount
of lint in the lint screen.
l dryer
temperature
selection.
See page 19 in your”Laundry
Guide”
for more information
Lint screen
Clean
increase
the lint screen before each load. A screen
drying time and may be a FIRE HAZARD.
The lint screen IS
Inside the dryer
pull
drum, on the
Dack wall
I. Use tno finger
holes 73 pull
?‘-te III’ screen
WARNING: DO NOT run the
dryer with the lint screen
loose, damaged
or missing
Doing so can cause overheating, can damage
fabrics and
can be a FIRE HAZARD.
by lint c an
blocked
2. Lightly
squeeze the
boay S.S
shown while
5. LCOI; :Irv ,?f:
the
V’OU’ ilpiqeF; ..
Squeeze body;
pull cover off.
DO NOi rinse
or wash the
screen. Wet lint is hard to remove.
4. Replace the cover on the body of
the lint screen
5. Push the lint screen straight back
in until It clicks into place
Lint removal
Lint can gather inside the dryer and create a fire hazard
This lint should be removed
every 2 to 3 years, or more often,
depending
on dryer usage.
Cleaning
should be done only by a qualified
1. Remove bock panel from dryer
2. Avoid touching
thermostats,
wires, terminals and heater box.
3. Remove lint from shaded area
- see art -- with a soft brush or
vacuum
cleaner.
4. Replace
back panel Reconnect exhaust duct, etc
Level the washer/dryer
Avoid electrical
shock
hazard - unplug power
supply cord or turn off
electrical
power.
l Avoid
injury or damage-do
not
put hands inside cabinet.
. Metal edges may be sharp.
l Make
sure dryer is cool.
service
person.
Thermostats
( ‘j Heaty
Fox
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Heat Elemekt
Termmals
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Caring for your washer
l
dryer
Sharp or heavy objects should
never be put on or in the washer or
dryer. Check pockets for bolts, nuts,
etc.
When not washing, keep both water
faucets turned off. This takes the pressure off the water inlet valve and
hoses.
Some pretreatment
products can
damage
dials, consoles and finish.
Do not use these products on or near
your washer or dryer.
Cleaning dryer interior
Never
soak
l soak
l soak
l soak
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use the washer to...
for more than 2 hours
with chlorine bleach.
with vinegar or other acids.
or store urine soaked clothes.
Never leave or store wet, damp or
dry laundry in your washer or dryer.
Garments which contain unstable dyes,
such a denim blue jeans or brightly
colored cotton items, may discolor the
dryer interior. If the interior is
discolored,
clean with one of the
following methods to avoid staining
later load items.
Atter washing, use a soft dry cloth to
wipe the outside and inside dry.
leave washer lid up until the basket is
dry. Wipe up all spills. Spills allowed
to remain may dull or damage
the
finish.
Remove loose and sharp objects
from pockets and cuffs before
washing or drying - pins, buckles,
etc. Close metal zippers.
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Powdered
laundry detergent
and
very warm water
Make a paste with detergent and
very warm water. Apply paste to a
soft cloth and scrub area until all
excess dye is removed. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth. Tumble a
load of rags. -ORliquid spray household
cleaner
Spray on stained area. Rub with a
cloth until all excess dye is removed. Tumble a load of rags.
Vacation care
1. Turn off bott
take pressu
and hoses
2. Unplug pov
turn off elec
3. Clean lint s(
Nater faucets to
L: off inlet valves
‘?r supply cord or
rlcal power supply
reen and lint filter
Winterizing
Install and store your washer) dryer where It ion’t freeze Because
some water stays In the washer, freezing can d Image it If your washer;
dur ng freezing weatl er, winterize
It
dryer IS stored or moved
1. Shut off both water
2. Put (:I quart of automotXile-type
antlfreeze in the basket
faucets Disconnect
and drain water
inlet hoses
To use the washer
1. Flush water
again..
pipes
and hoses.
2. Reconnect
water
let hoses
.
3. Run washer on a
drain and spin settlng (see page 10) for
a bout 30 seconds to
mix antifreeze
and
water
1. To clean out antifreeze, run washer
through a complete
cycle with a cup of
detergent
3. Turrl on both water
faucets
In-
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If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
1, Before calling for
assistance...
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:‘)
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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 washer does not spin:
l Is the lid closed?
l Is the power
supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper
voltage?
Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
If your washer drains at the wrong
time:
l The drain
hose should be at least 28
inches above the floor and secured.
l The drain
hose should not fit tightly in the drain pipe.
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If your washer stops during the permanent press cycle:
l Remember,
the washer will stop for
about 2 minutes after the partial
drain during the cool-down
period
in this cycle.
If your dryer does not run or heat:
Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper
voltage?
l Is the door
closed tightly?
l Did you push START?
l Have you checked
your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box?
l The AIR setting
is without heat.
l The last minutes
of heat settings
are without heat. See page 12.
If drying times seem too long:
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Is the lint screen clean?
Is the room cold?
See page 14 of this book and page
19 of your “Laundry Guide:’
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
6 Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
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.
3.
If you need service*...
r!Y
chised TECH-CARE ”
7ECf/-CARE
Service
CompaFRANCHISEDSEIVICE
j nies, TECH-CARE
service
technicians
are trained
to
fulfill the product warranty
and provide after-warranty
service,
anywhere in the United States. To locate
TECH-CARE service in your area, call
our COOL-LINE service
assistance
telephone
number (see Step 2) or look
in your telephone
directory
Yellow
Pages under:
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. Stephen E. Upton
Senior 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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