Whirlpool AUTOMATIC WASHER Operating instructions

AUTOMATIC
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Contents
PARTS AND FEATURES
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS..
Starting Your Washer
What Happens in Each Cycle
OTHER OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
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For a Rinse and Spin
For a Drain and Spin
Cleaning
the Lint Filter
CARING FOR YOUR WASHER
Winterizing
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
WASHER WARRANTY..
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Corporation
Parts and features
LOAD
SIZE
SELECTOR
LAUNDRY
INFORMATION
CYCLE
CONTROL
TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
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LINT FILTER
(not shown]
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ODE1 AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
(not shown]
Remove
the Consumer
Buy Guide label. It will be
easier to remove before the
washer is used.
You should wipe out the
basket with a damp cloth
before using to remove dust
from storing or shipping.
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers here
When you need service or call with a
question, have this information
ready:
Model Number
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers
Serio, Number
(from plate under the lid near the
hinge).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
P~r6h9Seb9te
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Keep this book, your”LaundryGuide”and
sales slip in the Laundry
Information
Service Company
Phone Number
Center.
Please complete
and mall the Owner Registration
Card furnished
this product.
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Additional
Safety
Instructions
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.
and Your Responsibilities
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 personally
responsible
for
making sure that Your washer:
l is used
only for jobs normally
expetted of home automatic washers.
l is not run by children
or anyone unable to operate it properly.
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Operating instructions
Starting Your Washer
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1 . Select
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Be sure to measure and add detergent,
then place
a sorted load in lhe washer betore starting it.
Select
2.
a LOAD SIZE
Turn the knob to point to a setting
that describes the size of load you
want to wash.
The water level can be set for SMALL
(a few items], MED or LARGE (a full
load).
NOTE: Use the LARGE water level
for best permanent
press results.
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WATER TEMPERATURES
Match the wash and rinse water
temperature
to the type of fabrics and
soils being washed.
All rinses are cold. Cold rinses save
energy and help prevent wrinkles from
setting into fabrics.
Recommended
wash temperatures
can be found in your “laundry
Guide.”
LOAD SIZES AND WATER LEVELS
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.
*Approximate
fill with load.
the
freely
or too
or
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CAUTION:
DO NOT
OVERLOAD WASHER.
LARGE
(17.3 gals./655 L)’
MEDIUM (13.4 galsJ50.8 L)’
EX SMALL (9.5 galsJ36.0 L)’
3.
Select CYCLE and WASH TIME;
Start the washer
A. Push in the Control Knob and turn
it to the right. It must be pushed
in
and turned only clockwise.
C. Start the washer by pulling out
B.
Stop on a number in the cycle
you want. The numbers are minutes of wash time. The drawing
shows 10 minutes of agitation
in
the REGULAR NORMAL Cycle.
D. To stop the washer at any time,
the Control Knob. The washer will
push in the Control Knob. To
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.
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 aditation and timing starts. After agitation starts, the knob turns clock-wise
until it points to OFF and the cycle ends.
REGULAR HEAVY Cycle
DRAIN
A cycle for sturdily constructed fabrics that are
heavily soiled.
REGULAR NORMAL
Cycle
A cycle for regular loads
of fabrics that are moderately soiled.
PERMANENT PRESS NORMAL
Cycle
PERMANENT
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REFILL
A cycle designed
for moderately soiled permanent
press and some synthetic
fabrics. The cool-down
rinse helps keep wrinkles
from setting into these
items.
COOL
DOWN
NOTE: You may hear the sound of water spraying during the spin parts of some
cycles. In some cycles, cold 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,
agitation speed is reduced during the last few minutes of wash time.
WASH
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Low
Speed
NOTE: Always
for permanent
use cold rinse water
press fabrics.
the
PERMANENT PRESS LIGHT Cycle
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A cycle designed
for
lightly soiled permanent
press and some synthetic
fabrics. The cool-down
rinse helps keep wrinkles
from setting into these items.
KNITS/GENTLE NORMAL
Cycle
washes and spins
moderately
soiled
delicate
items
and washable
knits.
A lndlcater
pausing
period.
the machine
is
for a brief soak
KNITS/GENTLE LIGHT Cycle
knits.
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.
A Indicates
the machine
is
pausing for a brief soak
period.
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RINSE
High
Speed
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WASH
Low
Speed
NOTE: Always
for permanent
DRAIN
) Agi!%or
use cold rinse water
press fabrics.
RINSE
Low
Speed
The washer will proceed to the
REGULAR/HEAVY Cycle. If you
want a different cycle to follow
SUPER WASH, push in the cycle
control knob, turn to the cycle and
time you want, pull knob out to
start.
Other operating instructions
For a rinse and spin
For a drain and spin
You may need an extra rinse and
spin for heavily soiled loads which
need more detergent. (Extra detergent
can require an extra rinse.)
1. Push Control Knob in.
2. Turn clockwise
to any l on the dial.
See above drawing.
3. Pull Control Knob out. The washer
will fill to selected level; agitate 2
minutes; drain and spin.
Your washer can be set to drain and
spin out water.
1. Push Control Knob in.
2. Turn clockwise to the bar just before
the OFF area in any cycle. See
above drawing.
3. Pull Control Knob out. The washer
will drain and spin.
For agitation
and spin speeds
Cleaning the lint filter
Clean filter after every load for
best filtering results. NOTE: The load
type will vary the amount of lint
build-up.
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 into place.
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in each cycle,
see pages
6-9.
Caring for your washer
OFF
WHEN NOT WASHING, keep both
water faucets turned off, this takes the
pressure off the water inlet valve and
hoses.
AFTER WASHING, use a soft dry cloth to
wipe the outside and inside dry. Leave
the lid up until the basket is dry. Wipe
up spills right away. Spills can dull or
damage
the finish.
REMOVE SHARP OBJECTS such as
pins, buckles, etc., from clothes before
washing. Close metal zippers.
SHARP OR HEAVY OBJECTS should
never be put on or in the washer.
Check pocket for bolts, nuts, tools, etc.
SOME PRETREATMENT PRODUCTS can
damage
washer and dryer dials, consoles and finishes. Do not use these
products on or near your washer or
dryer.
Winterizing
Because some water stays in the washer, freezing
can cause a lot of damage.
If your washer is
stored or moved during the cold weather...
1. Shut off both water
faucets. Disconnect
and drain water
inlet hoses.
2. Put a quart of
automotive-type
antifreeze in the
basket.
To use the washer again...
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2. Connect hoses to the washer
3. Turn on the water faucets.
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3. Set the washer for a
DRAIN and SPIN (see
page 10). Let it run
for about 30 seconds
to mix the antifreeze
and water.
4. Run the washer
through a complete cycle with
one cup of detergent to clean out
the antifreeze.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
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
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not fill:
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Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
Are the water supply hoses kinked?
Is the Cycle Control Knob set and
pulled out?
If your washer does not spin:
Is the lid closed?
l Is the power
supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper
voltage?
l Have
you checked
you home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
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If your washer stops durlng a cycle:
Remember, the washer pauses
briefly at different times in each
cycle. These pauses are normal.
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Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper
voltage?
If your washer fills and drains
wlthout runnlng:
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 lt Isn?:
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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Are both water faucets
open?
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2.
If you need
assistance:..
Call Whlrlpool
COOL-LINE@ servIce assistance
telephone
number.
Dlal free from anywhere
In the U.S.:
1-800-253-1301
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.
3.
If you need service?..
Whirlpool has a
nationwide
network
of franchised TECHCARE@ Service Companies, 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:
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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. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
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.
*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.
Notes
WHIRLPOOL”
r
AUTOMATIC WASHER
WARRANTY
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP’s replacement
parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CARE” service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts for any part of gearcase assembly
if defective
in materials
or
workmanship.
The gearcase
assembly
is
shown below.
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 PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
I. 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.
GEARCASE ASSEMBLY
COVERED BY YOUR
WARRANTY
Part No. 3349120
01987 Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.