AUTOMATIC WASHER Large Capacity 1 Model LA55ooxs dlcrowave Ovens, Trash Compactors, Room Air Condltloners. Oehumldlflers. Automallc Washers. Clothes Dryers. Freezers. Refwrator-1 Contents PARTS AND FEATURES . IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS. OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.. Starting Your Washer What Happens in Each Cycle OTHER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS . Paae * 2 3 4 4 6 10 01987 Whirlpool 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.. Page 10 10 10 11 12 13 16 Corporation Parts and features LOAD SIZE SELECTOR LAUNDRY INFORMATION CYCLE CONTROL TEMPERATURE SELECTOR -----. - -- ‘cEME?KNoB *f.\ LINT FILTER (not shown] I 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. 2 with 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. 3 Operating instructions Starting Your Washer m F ’ 1 . Select l l 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. l l 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 0 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. 5 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 LJ 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 cl Low Speed NOTE: Always for permanent use cold rinse water press fabrics. the PERMANENT PRESS LIGHT Cycle 1 1 P .- __. 1r-r- 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. 7c RINSE High Speed rl 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. 10 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. 12 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 l l not fill: l 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? l If your washer stops durlng a cycle: Remember, the washer pauses briefly at different times in each cycle. These pauses are normal. l l 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:‘) l Are both water faucets open? 13 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: 14 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.