UIDI[ o o o il _, i_i ii ii:• ::_i_ •_ •i • • !i L • o iii_ii ? i_iii:_ii:i':¸ •_ /:• ...... _•:_ o O Contr0is: special At A Glance_.. _Features_, Water the Warranty oQ ii:i_i.i.,:..,.i,::i..i.i:., ....i_8 Washer:;:_ ............................. Use...,.._:..,,...._,. Before 3_5 .................. _................. ,6 ca,e_*a,d Storing ...................... 8 ................................ You Cai I.....,:.: .......... ............... ............... ,., ....., ............. 9-10 Back Page oo o D o 8 __AG Modeh LAT9806 [ Welcome.. ........................................................... Welcome and 2) Have proof of original congratulations on your purchase of a Consumer Rated No.1 Maytag Washer! Your complete satisfaction is very important •......... date of purchase. Please attach your sales receipt here. to us. :i: _ ; :_:!_i :i Read this manual for best results. It contains instructions to acquaint you with proper operating and maintenance procedures. In addition you will find a Laundering packed with your washer. It contains ommended laundering procedures, special laundering Tips guide information on recstain removal and situations. go wrong, we suggest consulting the Save "Beforetime Youand Call" money, sectionIf something in the back should of this book. It is designed to help you solve basic problems before consulting However, should you need assistance, 1) Have complete model a servicer. it is helpful and serial number to: identifica- tion of your washer. This is located on a data plate on the top edge of the control panel. Record these numbers below for easy access. Model Number For additional please contact us: Maytag Consumer Information One Dependability Square Newton, Iowa 50208 (515) 791-8911 (Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm Central Time) Serial Number | L questions, Internet: 5 http:/iwww.maytag.com For service and warranty information, see back page. NOTE: In our continuing effort to improve the quality of our appliances, it may be necessary to make changes to the appliance without revising this guide. I I 1 Important _lb W_-_BNING to persons 1. 2. Safety .-. To reduce when using your Read all instructions Instructions. the risk of fire, explosion, appliance, follow using electricity 4. 5. Do not install or store this appliance exposed to the weather. Install and level washer the weight. and having 6. a. Do not reach moving. into the appliance if the agitator is . Do not allow children to play on or in the appliance. Close supervision of children is necessary when the appliance is used near children. . Do not tamper of fire or explosion: 11. Unplug power supply cord before attempting vice your washer. denatured 14. Do not wash or dry items that are soiled with vegetable or cooking oil. These items may contain some oil after laundering. Due to the remaining oil, the fabric may smoke or catch fire by itself. alcohol, 15. Do not use chlorine c. 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 Save or acids in the same wash. 17. Before the appliance is removed from service or discarded, remove the door to the washing compartment. has not These and ammonia 16. Do not machine wash fiberglass materials. Small particles can stick to fabrics washed in following loads and cause skin irritation. give off vapors system bleach (such as vinegar or rust remover) Hazardous fumes can form. b. Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other flammable or explosive substances to the If the hot water to ser- 13. Store laundry aids and other material in a cool, dry place where children cannot reach them. gasoline, kerosene, some liquid household cleaners, some spot removers, turpentine, waxes and wax removers. wash water. These substances that could ignite or explode. or 12. The agitator should not be removed. If the agitator is removed, it must be replaced by pushing down completely and the locking screw tightened before the washer is operated. on which you have used a cleaning acetone, with controls. attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in published user-repair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out. solvent, or which is saturated with flammable liquids or solids, should not be placed in the washer until all traces of these liquids or solids and their fumes have been removed. EXPLOSIVE. . 10. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or explosive substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode. Hand wash and line dry any items containing these substances. These items include or injury on a floor that can support Do not wash items that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, other flammable Any material damage the following: where it will be this appliance. To avoid the possibility property including any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame during this time. This appliance must be properly grounded. Never plug the appliance cord into a receptacle which is not grounded adequately and in accordance with local and national codes. See installation instructions for grounding shock, . been used for such a period, before using a washing machine or combination washer-dryer, turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow from each for several minutes. This will release moving parts, there are potential hazards. To use this appliance safely, the operator should become familiar with the instructions for operation of the appliance and always exercise care when using it. 3. electric basic precautions, before using the appliance. As with any equipment .................................. Instructions 2 Controls Step O At A Glance..... Select ...... ......... .................... ... REGULAR/DELICATE cycles share the same portion of the control knob. For regular fabrics, select a cycle and press a REGULAR WASH/SPIN SPEED button. For delicate fab- Cycle Press the control knob in and turn clockwise to the desired cycle. Pull the knob out to start the washer. rics, select a cycle and press a DELICATE WASH!SPIN SPEED button. (See page 5 for detailed information.) Cycles available: DOUBLE WASH - provides excellent cleaning even with very heavily soiled items. Detergent is placed in the bottom of the tub and liquid detergent in the gray detergent cup on the top of the agitator. (See page 6 for detailed information.) HEAVYtime approximately NORMAL wash time approximately LIGHTIQUICKwash time oeeee 13-15 minutes 10-12 approximately of wash minutes of 7-9 minutes of O°°O REGULAR/ DELICATE HEAVY NORMAL wash / soak LIGHT/QUICK LIGHT SOAK ONLY - soaks heavilysoiled or stained items as desired. The user then advances the control knob NORMAL OFF rinse extra rinse spin off spir extra rinse cool dowr EASY CARE / PERMANENT PRESS OFF UGH_rEAVY OFF • • • into a wash cycle or spin and drain. (Overnight soaking is not recommended.) o • • o • SOAK ONLY • • OQ•000000000tO0• EASY 000•000000 SENSI-CARE for Hand designed for items able." The washer periods Cycles of is wash. labeled "hand washalternates between delicate wash and approximately - approximately 6 minutes Cycles to minimize spray rinse PRESS wrinkles following LIGHT - approximately wash time of wash 3 the 10-14 minutes !T (NORMAL) - approximately minutes of wash time of with available: HEAVY - approximately of wash time soak. I0 :minutes is designed a cool-down available: NORMAL" wash time LIGHT time Washables • CAP, E/PERMANENT 7-9 5-6 minutes of Step 0 Select Simply move setting or any point the infinite Water Level slide lever up or down in between. the fill is complete, proper setting. move If more the lever up to reset Medium MEDIUM 113 Fu!l _ _ e • • iot LEVEL LARGE _, 1/3 - 1/2 Full SMALL m _ o e _,,p _ w t o Mini WATER reset SUPER _- eQ6_e_e Small • • _, •, and then to the 1/2-3/4Full wt_*eo6oole_*m Q m w • • ol once 3/4 - Full Large w o, to the desired is needed INFINITE Super etQ_i water 1/4 Full MINI REMEMBER: Items must circulate freely for best results. Step 0 Press Select the appropriate peratures. Follow the chart below Water button to select the garment Temperature the wash and rinse tem- care label for best results. Use as a guide. WASH / RINSE TEMP Hot/Cold WarrrdWarm White and heavily color-fast items .... Delicate.items Moderately Warm/Cold Cold/Cold soiled, HOT COLD .... WARM WARM soiled, colored items; Care/Permanent most Easy Press items Brightly colored, lightly soiled items; washable WARM _,. COLD COLD _ COLD woolens REMEMBER: In wash water temperatures below 65 _F, detergents do not dissolve well or clean well. Care labels define cold water as up to 85 ° F, 4 Step Press 0 Select the appropriate Options (if desired) button(s) to select Provides additional one or more options. OPTIONS Extra of the cycle Rinse remove ,_w_e_e t*e*oete_ loads Spin Energy Saver Press Options speeds EXTRA _. :' RINSE !_ e*,,_weaa e_ from absorbent (Not available hot water button o*,_m_ w e_ use to save water to cancel of the above Select appropriate to fit the fabric and reset ENERGY _! SAVER CANCEL OPTIONS any options. Wash/Spin button EXTRA SPIN cycle.) eeo_oeo*ooooeee_*o heating costs. Select WASH/RINSE TEMP desired, plus press Energy Saver button. Cancel the suds, per- Ji*oo_e_*e water like bath towels. Restricts Press additives, 0 e_eoe*i more eoe_ooq*_oteoi_e Step Q completely with SENSI-CARE ee_e_ee_**e_e_eee at the end etc. Removes Extra to more laundry fumes, rinse to select Speeds the wash and spin type. WASH / SPIN SPEED Regular/Fast Regular/Slow Sturdy fabrics needing mum water extraction maxi- Sturdy s!ower fabrics spin speed needing because REGULAR of wrin- kling Delicate/Fast Delicate/Slow Step Q - Add Start Delicate fabrics needing mum water extraction maxi- Delicate slower fabrics spin speed tion needing because Washer detergent. • Add load and close • Pull out controt knob FAST i ' REGULAR SLOW DELICATE of construc- lid. to start. 5 "' "_" FAST. DELICATE SLOW _. " "'" ": Special Indicator Features ........ ..... ...... ......................... Fabric Softener Lights • SOAK - lights during Dispenser This dispenser automatically releases liquid fabric softener at the proper time during the cycle. To use, follow these steps: a soak cycle. • WASH/RINSE - lights to indicate the washer is in a wash or rinse portion of the cycle. • ON - lights whenever ...... 1. Pour liquid fabric softener into the dispenser the amount recommended on the package. the washer is running. 2. Add warm water to the dispenser MAX line. using until it reaches the Bleach Dispenser 3. Do not use fabric softener The dispenser automatically dilutes liquid chlorine bleach before it reaches your wash load. To use, follow these steps: NOTE: Do not stop the washer cause the dispenser 1. Measure liquid chlorine bleach the instructions on the bottle. carefully, with a double wash cycle. during the first spin. This will to empty too soon. following Never pour fabric softener directly leave spots and stains. 2. Add the bleach to the dispenser before adding the load. Avoid splashing or over-filling the dispenser. on the load. It will Use the dispenser for liquid fabric softeners only. Clean the area in and around the dispenser frequently with hot water, detergent and a soft brush. NOTE: Never pour undiluted liquid chlorine bleach directly onto the load or into the wash tub. it is a powerful chemical and can cause fabric damage, such as tearing or color loss, if not used properly. • If you prefer to use color-safe, non-chlorine bleach, pour it into the wash tub with your detergent. Do not pour non-chlorine bleaches into the bleach dispenser. Pour liquid fabric softener into cup and dilute with warm water. Double Wash Detergent Dispenser You will find a second gray colored dispenser cup packed with your washer. Liquid detergent is poured into this cup for a Double Wash cycle. It is placed in the Pour liquid chlorine bleach into bleach dispenser. top of the agitator. The detergent will automatically be dispensed during the second wash as fresh water enters the tub. 6 Operating For detailed information TJpS..o,,.o.o°ee°...ooo°..ooo...ooe,ooeo°o,*..,e°o,.,oe°*,. on stains, etc., see the enclosed sorting, Laundry pretreating Tips pamphlet. Put dry, unfolded clothes loosely in the tub, up to the top row of holes for a maximum load. Detergent Use either liquid or granular laundry detergent. For best results, be sure detergent is added to the washer BEFORE the load and be sure wash water is above 65 ° F. Use the correct amount of detergent for the load size, soil level and water conditions. Use more detergent if you have hard water and very soiled loads. If you have soft water or a lightly soiled load, use less detergent. (See manufacturer's instructions.) Wipe up any detergent Additional Loading spills on the washer. Do not wrap large items like sheets around tor. the agita- Mix large and small items for best circulation. bulky items like blankets separately. Wash When laundering permanent press items or items of delicate construction, washable wooiens or loosely knit items, never use less than the MEDIUM water level setting. This will minimize and pulling of seams. For best results, adding the load. shrinkage, add the detergent wrinkling to washtub before "tips If the washer stops during the spin, it may be due to an unevenly distributed load. If this happens, push in the control knob, open the lid, redistribute the load, close the lid and pull out the control knob. The spin will resume at the point it was interrupted. The washer will pause briefly throughout These pauses are normal. each cycle. This washer is designed so that it will not agitate or spin when the lid is open. It will, however, fill with the lid open so water is available for pretreating stains or diluting fabric softener. If you open the lid during a cycle, the washer will stop. When the lid is closed and the control knob pulled out, the washer will continue the cycle at the point it was interrupted. Care and Cleaning Turn off the water faucets after finishing .... ............ ....... ............. ...... . .... the day's wash- Interior - hard water deposits needed, using a recommended er safe. ing. This will shut off the water supply to the washer and prevent the unlikely possibility of damage from escaping water. Use a soft cloth to wipe up all detergent, spills as they occur. Clean the following Lint Filter - these are self-cleaning and require no maintenance. They are located under the agitator on the bottom of the washtub. During the wash and bleach or other rinse portion of the cycle, lint is collected on the filters. Then dur- as recommended: Control Panel - clean with a soft, damp cloth and glass cleaner. Do not use abrasive powders or cleaning pads. Cabinet - clean with soap and water followed appliance wax, if desired. Storing Washers can be damaged the ing the spin and drain the filters are cleaned auto- with an matically. Washer if water is not removed hoses and internal components before the washer for storage as follows: storage. ooleeeeoeeeeeeooeeeeooooeeeoeoeoooe6oooeooeoe from Advance the cycle control knob to Spin and lower the drain hose to eliminate any water that may be in the drain hose. Prepare • Select the NORMAL cycle for regular fabrics and add one cup of bleach or white vinegar to a full load of water without clothes. Run the washer through a complete may be removed, if cleaner labeled wash- Disconnect the washer from the electrical supply and leave the washer lid open to let air circulate inside the tub. cycle. • Turn the water faucets off and disconnect the inlet hoses. Water Super e_ooe_eee_e Approx. 40 gallons (33 Imperial gallons; _Qoi*eee.,*e e*_. m_*e_e, 151 liters) eerie Super Approx. 43 gallons (36 Imperial gallons; 163 liters) e_mema_**e Large Approx. 36 gallons (30 Imperial gallons; 136 liters) Large Approx. 39 gallons (32 Imperi!l gallons; 148 liters) Medium Approx. 32 gallons (27 Imperial gallons; 121 liters) Medium Approx. 35 gallons (29 Imperial gallons; 132 liters) Small Approx. 28 gallons (23 Imperial gallons; 106 liters) Small Approx. 31 gallons (26 Imperial gallons; 117 liters) Mini Approx. 24 gallons (20 Imperial gallons; 91 liters) Mini Approx. 27 gallons (22 Imperial gallons; 102 liters) 8 Before Call ........... ..... ...... ........................ You For problem laundry solutions (i.e. fabric damage, dures, see the enclosed Laundry Tips pamphlet. residue, tangling) and special ..... laundry care proce- * Plug cord into live electrical outlet. . Check fuse or reset circuit breaker. * Turn Won't Fill the control If equipped * Turn knob both faucets * Straighten * Disconnect to proper with buttons, cycle and pull knob out to start the washer. be sure they are fully depressed. on fully. inlet hoses. hoses and clean screens. Hose filter screens may be plugged. • Check fuse or reset circuit breaker. Won't Agitate • Turn the control knob to proper cycle and pull knob out to start the washer. If equipped with buttons, be sure they are fully depressed. • Close lid and pull knob out to start the washer. For your safety, washer will not agitate or spin unless the lid is closed. • The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch should malfunction, the detector will stop operations for your safety. Call for service. * Unevenly distributed load. Redistribute out. Check for leveling. Be sure water * Check fuse or reset circuit breaker. Won't Spin or Drain . Straighten drain call for service. . Close lid and pull knob not agitate . Suds hoses. lock- rect amount " The washer Eliminate kinked the lid and pull knob hoses. If there for load size, is a drain restriction, For your safety, washer will Use cor- the lid is closed. by too much suds. of a low-sudsing detergent. is equipped a lid switch should malfunction, service. close level is acceptable out to start the washer. or spin unless caused the load, with the detector 9 Rewash without failure will stop operations detergent. detector, for your ff the lid switch safety. Call for • Unevenly out. distributed Check load. Redistribute for leveling. the load, Be sure water close the lid and pull knob level is acceptable for load size. • Plug cord into live electrical outlet. • Check fuse or reset circuit breaker. ° Turn the control Stops equipped • Close knob with buttons, washer should out to start the washer. If are fully depressed. For your safety, washer will lid is closed. or soak period is equipped malfunction, and pull knob out to start the washer. or spin unless • This may be a pause cycle be sure they lid and pull knob not agitate • The to proper with in the cycle. a lid switch the detector Wait briefly and it may start. detector. If the lid switch failure will stop fill operations for your safety. Call for service. Leaks Water • Make sure hose connections ° Make sure end of drain • Avoid extended • Avoid overloading. • Be sure Is Noisy • Weak soaking washer floors ° If equipped Fills with the Wrong Temperature Water temperature • Make ° Make Cycle Selector Knob Advances Through setting facility. or less. as outlined on leveling in installation manual. legs. at the tap. • Extra option correctly. It should Also check and clean knob, be sure Flush be set to deliver water screens. it is set directly on a inlet connections. Be settings. is correct. to correct faucets is regulated heater. hoses selector and not between supply • Disconnect rinse to drain and walking. with a temperature the water hot water and secured on fully. sure temperature selection sure hoses are connected sure water washer. • Check properly vibration feet are installed • Turn both faucets inserted - soak for 30 minutes is leveled can cause • Be sure rubber are tight. hose is correctly heater Hose and water line a minimum capacity before filling 120°F (49°C) and recovery filter screens rate. may be plugged. is selected "OFF" For further help, call Ma_tag Customer Assistance: U•S. 1-800-688-9900 10 or Canada 1.800-688-2002 Automatic Washer Warranty... ....................... ... Full One "fear Warranty For one (1) year from the date of original repaired or replaced Limited Parts retail purchase, fails in normal home use will be free of charge. Warranty After the first year from the date of original retail purchase ed parts which fail in normal home use will be repaired owner paying all other costs, including labor. Second any part which through the time periods or replaced listed below, the designat- free of charge for the part itself, with the Year - All parts. Third through Fifth Year - The drive motor. Third through Tenth Additional Limited All parts of the solid state controls Year - All parts of the transmission Warranty Against (if so equipped). assembly. Rust Should an exterior cabinet, including the top, lid, and baseframe, rust during the five year period starting from the date of original retail purchase, repair or replacement will be made free of charge during the first year. After the first and through the fifth year, repair or replacement owner paying all other costs, including This full warranty Appliances labor. and the limited warranties located elsewhere will be made free of charge for the part itself, with the are covered apply when the appliance by the limited warranties is located in the United States or Canada. only, which include parts which fail during the first year. To Receive Warranty Service To locate an authorized service company in your area, contact the Maytag dealer from whom your appliance or call Maytag Customer Service. Should you not receive satisfactory warranty service, call or write: Maytag Customer Assistance c/o Maytag Customer Service RO. Box 2370 Cleveland, TN 37320-2370 US 1-800-688-9900 CANADA 1-800-688-2002 was purchased When contacting Maytag Customer Service be sure to provide the model and serial numbers of your appliance, the name and address of the dealer from whom you purchased the appliance and the date of purchase. This Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. Shouldyou still have a problem, write to: Major Appliance Consumer Action Program (MACAP), 20 North Wacker Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60606, MACAP is an industry sponsored but independent group of consumer experts who receive and act on complaints from appliance owners. NOTE: When writing about an unsolved service problem, please include the following information: (a) Your name, address and telephone number; (b) Model number and serial numbers (found on top edge of control panel) of your appliance; (c) Name and address of your dealer and date the appliance was bought; (d) A clear description of the problem you are having; (e) Water hardness, detergent brand and amount, water temperature and cycle used. MAYTAG Form No. 523CMA PartNo. 62166850 • One Dependability , , _ ._ Square . • Newton, Iowa http:/iwww.maytag.com 50208 JN Litho U.S,A.