Whirlpool 31682 Specifications

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WASHER USER INSTRUCTIONS
INSTRUCTIONS D’UTILISATION DE LA LAVEUSE
Table of Contents
Table des matières
ACCESSORIES................................................................................. 1
WASHER SAFETY............................................................................ 2
WASHER USE .................................................................................. 3
WASHER CARE................................................................................ 5
TROUBLESHOOTING...................................................................... 6
WARRANTY...................................................................................... 8
ACCESSOIRES.................................................................................10
SÉCURITÉ DE LA LAVEUSE ..........................................................11
UTILISATION DE LA LAVEUSE ......................................................12
ENTRETIEN DE LA LAVEUSE.........................................................14
DÉPANNAGE....................................................................................15
GARANTIE ........................................................................................18
Assistance or Service
If you need assistance or service, first see the “Troubleshooting”
section. Additional help is available by calling our Customer
eXperience Center at 1-800-253-1301 from anywhere in the
U.S.A., or write:
Whirlpool Corporation
Customer eXperience Center
553 Benson Road
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
In Canada, for assistance, installation and service call,
1-800-807-6777, or write:
Customer Interaction Centre
Whirlpool Canada LP
1901 Minnesota Court
Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3A7
Information may also be obtained by visiting our website at
www.whirlpool.com.
In Canada, visit www.whirlpool.ca.
Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence.
Keep this book and your sales slip together for future
reference. You must provide proof of purchase or installation
date for in-warranty service.
Write down the following information about your appliance to help
you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it. You will need
to know your complete model number and serial number. You can
find this information on the model and serial number label, located
under the washer lid.
Dealer name____________________________________________________
Serial number __________________________________________________
Address ________________________________________________________
Phone number __________________________________________________
Model number __________________________________________________
Purchase date __________________________________________________
Accessories
Enhance your washer with these premium accessories.
For more high-quality items or to order, call 1-800-901-2042, or visit us at www.whirlpool.com/accessories.
In Canada, call 1-800-807-6777 or visit us at www.whirlpoolparts.ca.
Part Number
Accessory
Part Number
Accessory
8212656RP
10 ft (3.0 m) Black EPDM (2 pack)
8212641RP
5 ft (1.5 m) Black EPDM (2 pack)
8212638RP
6 ft (1.8 m) Nylon braided space-saving inlet
hose, 90° elbow, hypro-blue steel couplings.
(2-pack)
8212546RP
4 ft (1.2 m) Black EPDM (2 pack)
8212487RP
5 ft (1.5 m) Nylon braided inlet hose. (2-pack)
8212526
Washer drip tray, fits under all
8212637RP
6 ft (1.8 m) Black EPDM, space saving 90° elbow,
hypro-blue steel couplings. (2-pack)
31682
All purpose appliance cleaner
8212545RP
5 ft (1.5 m) Red and Blue EPDM. (2-pack)
1903WH
Laundry supply storage cart
This washer does not include inlet water hoses.
W10200828B
W10200829B-SP
WASHER SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety
messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.”
These words mean:
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately
follow instructions.
DANGER
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the washer, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
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Read all instructions before using the washer.
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Do not wash articles that have been previously cleaned
in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline,
dry-cleaning solvents, other flammable, or explosive
substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or
explode.
Do not allow children to play on or in the washer. Close
supervision of children is necessary when the washer is used
near children.
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Before the washer is removed from service or discarded,
remove the door or lid.
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Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other
flammable, or explosive substances to the wash water.
These substances give off vapors that could ignite or
explode.
Do not reach into the washer if the drum, tub or agitator is
moving.
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Do not install or store the washer where it will be exposed to
the weather.
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Do not tamper with controls.
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Do not repair or replace any part of the washer or attempt any
servicing unless specifically recommended in this manual or in
published user-repair instructions that you understand and
have the skills to carry out.
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See “Electrical Requirements” for grounding instructions.
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Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not been used
for 2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS
EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not been
used for such a period, before using the washing
machine, turn on all hot water faucets and let the water
flow from each for several minutes. This will release
any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is
flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame during
this time.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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WASHER USE
Starting Your Washer
WARNING
WARNING
Fire Hazard
Never place items in the washer that are dampened
with gasoline or other flammable fluids.
No washer can completely remove oil.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on
it (including cooking oils).
Do not use an extension cord.
Doing so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
1. Measure detergent and pour it into the washer. If desired, add
powdered or liquid color safe bleach.
2. Drop a sorted load of clothes loosely into your washer.
■ Load evenly to maintain washer balance. Mix large and
small items. Items should move easily through the wash
water.
■
Style 2: With liquid chlorine bleach dispenser (on some
models)
■
Load only to the top of the basket as shown. Overloading
can cause poor cleaning.
3. (OPTIONAL) Add liquid chlorine bleach.
NOTE: Follow the garment and the chlorine bleach
manufacturers’ directions for proper use. Undiluted bleach will
damage any fabric it touches. The damage appears as rips,
holes, tears, or color loss and may not show up until several
washings later. To avoid spilling, use a cup with a pouring
spout. Do not let bleach splash, drip, or run down into the
washer basket. Always measure liquid chlorine bleach. Do not
guess. Do not use more than the manufacturer’s
recommended amount for a full load. Use less with a smaller
load size.
Style 1: Without liquid chlorine bleach dispenser (on some
models)
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Let the washer fill and begin agitating the load.
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Add bleach 5 minutes into the wash cycle for best
cleaning and so that bleach can be removed in the rinse
cycle. Pour bleach around the agitator, not directly onto
the load to avoid damaging clothing or other items in the
load.
Use only liquid chlorine bleach in this dispenser. Do not
use this dispenser to add powdered chlorine or color-safe
bleach to your load. Pour measured liquid chlorine bleach
into the liquid chlorine bleach dispenser. Bleach is
immediately fed into washer and is diluted automatically
during the wash part of the cycle.
4. (OPTIONAL) Add liquid fabric softener.
NOTE: Do not spill or drip any fabric softener onto the clothes.
Undiluted fabric softener can stain fabrics. Always dilute fabric
softener with warm water. Using too much fabric softener can
make some items (diapers and towels) nonabsorbent. If this
happens, do not use it in every load, or use less of it in each
load.
Style 1: With liquid fabric softener dispenser (on some
models)
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Use only liquid fabric softener in this dispenser. Pour
measured liquid fabric softener into the dispenser.
Softener is added automatically during the rinse portion of
the cycle. Dilute liquid fabric softener by filling the
dispenser with warm water until liquid reaches the
underside of the rim. See max fill line arrows.
NOTE: If your washer has a Fabric Softener Switch (on
some models), make sure to turn on this selection when
using fabric softener.
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Style 2: Without liquid fabric softener dispenser (on some
models)
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In the final rinse only, add fabric softener that has been
diluted with 1/2 to 1 cup (125 to 250 mL) warm water.
5. Close the washer lid. Washer will not agitate or spin with the
lid open.
6. Turn the LOAD SIZE or WATER LEVEL selector to the correct
setting for your wash load and the type of fabric being washed
(on some models).
■ You may change the load size or water level selection after
the washer has started filling by turning the selector to a
different setting.
■
On models with a variable Load Size or Water Level
control, you should turn the knob to RESET, then to
desired setting.
■
Auto Water Level -This washer senses the load size and
composition through a series of fills and wash motion. It
then adjusts the water level for the best cleaning and
rinsing performance. It eliminates the guesswork. The
water level is just right for every wash load size.
NOTE: To ensure the washer calculates the proper water
level, do not open the lid or stop anytime during or after
the fill.
NOTE: Water may not cover the top level of the clothes.
This is normal for Auto Load Sensing washers. For these
models, the water fill is optimized by the system for best
wash performance.
7. Set the TEMPERATURE selector to the correct setting for the
type of fabric and soils being washed. Use the warmest wash
water safe for the fabric. Follow garment label instructions.
The Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) (on some models)
electronically senses and maintains a uniform water
temperature by regulating incoming hot and cold water.
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Even in Cool wash, some warm water is let into the
washer to maintain a minimum temperature.
Temperature Guide
Wash Temp
Suggested Fabrics
Hot
Whites and pastels
Durable garments
Heavy soils
Warm
Bright colors
Moderate to light soils
Cool brights/darks
Colors that bleed or fade
Light soils
Cold
Dark colors that bleed or fade
Light soils
Tap Cold
Dark colors that bleed or fade
Light soils
NOTE: In wash water temperatures colder than 60°F (15.6°C),
detergents do not dissolve well. Soils can be difficult to
remove. Some fabrics can retain wear wrinkles and have
increased pilling (the formation of small lint-like balls on the
surface of garments).
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8. You can customize your wash by adding rinse Options to your
cycle selections. This knob has settings for:
■ Extra Rinse - Selecting this option provides a second
rinse. An Extra Rinse can be added to any wash cycle.
■
Cycle Signal (on some models) - A tone will sound at the
end of the cycle. The sound level cannot be adjusted.
■
Extra Rinse & Cycle Signal (on some models) - This option
combines both a Extra Rinse and a Cycle Signal at the
end of the wash cycle.
9. Fabric Select (on some models). Each fabric setting is
designed for different types of fabric and soil levels.
The Auto Load Sensing System (on some models) is an
integrated set of controls which work together to provide
optimal wash temperatures, agitation times, and agitation/
spin speeds based on the Fabric Select setting. The controls
provide higher wash temperatures for more aggressive,
heavy-duty cycles and slightly lower temperatures on cycles
for delicate and hand wash items, to provide better fabric care.
The timer knob allows you to decrease agitation time for light
soils and increase agitation time for heavy soils.
10. Push in the Timer knob and turn it clockwise to the wash
cycle you want. Reduce the wash time when using a small
water level setting. Pull out the Timer knob to start the
washer.
To stop or restart your washer:
■
To stop the washer at any time, push in the Timer knob.
■
To restart the washer, close the lid (if open) and pull out the
Timer knob.
WASHER CARE
Cleaning Your Washer
Use a soft, damp cloth or sponge to wipe up any spills such as
detergent or bleach from the outside of your washer.
Clean your washer interior by mixing 1 cup (250 mL) of chlorine
bleach and enough detergent to equal twice the manufacturer’s
recommended amount for a normal wash load. Pour this mixture
into your washer and run it through a complete cycle using hot
water. Repeat this process if necessary.
Remove any hard water deposits using only cleaners labeled as
washer safe.
Cleaning the liquid fabric softener dispenser (on some
models):
1. Remove dispenser by grasping top with both hands and
squeezing, while pushing upward with thumbs.
2. Rinse dispenser under warm water, then replace it.
NOTE: Some models are equipped with a liquid fabric softener
dispenser. To avoid damage to the washer or clothing, do not
wash clothes with the liquid fabric softener dispenser removed or
add detergent or bleach to this dispenser; it is for liquid fabric
softener only.
Water Inlet Hoses
This washer does not include inlet washer hoses. Whirlpool
Corporation recommends use of factory specified parts. A list of
factory specified hoses available for separate purchase are listed
on the first page of this user instructions. These hoses are
manufactured and tested to meet Whirlpool Corporation's
specifications.
Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk of hose
failure. Periodically inspect and replace inlet hoses if bulges,
kinks, cuts, wear, or leaks are found.
When replacing your inlet hoses, mark the date of replacement on
the label with a permanent marker.
To use washer again
1. Flush water pipes and hoses. Reconnect water inlet hoses.
Turn on both water faucets.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
2. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
3. Run the washer through a complete cycle with 1 cup (250 mL)
of detergent to clean out antifreeze.
Storage, non-use, or vacation care
Operate your washer only when you are at home. If you will be on
vacation or not using your washer for an extended period of time,
you should:
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Turn off the water supply to the washer. This helps avoid
flooding (due to a water pressure surge) while you are away.
Moving and Storage
Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can damage
your washer. If storing or moving your washer during freezing
weather, winterize it.
Winterizing your washer
1. Shut off both water faucets. Disconnect and drain water inlet
hoses. Pour 1 qt (1 L) of R.V.-type antifreeze into the basket.
2. Run washer on a drain and spin setting for about 30 seconds
to mix the antifreeze and remaining water.
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
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