Whirlpool LA5705XW Operating instructions

Use& CareGuide
Temperature
selector
control
knob
Bleach dispenser
MAGIC CLEAN?
lint filter
(not shown)
SUDS-NIlSERR
System
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LARGECAPACITYTWOSPEED
AUTOMATICWASHER
LA5705XW
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Important Safety Instructions
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Operating Instructions
Starting your washer _...,,__._..___._...,_
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What happens in each cycle _......._.5
Other Operating Instructions
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Drain and spin .. .. .. . .. . .. .. . . .. .. 10
Pre-wash cycle . . .. .. . .. . . .. . . .. IO
Liquid bleach dispenser ,_.....,....... 1 1
MAGIC CLEAN” lint filter . .._....... 11
SUDS-MISERS System ,,_____.,.,,___.
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If You Need Service Or
Assistance
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Whirlpool Automatic Washer
Warranty
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Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance. Please complete and mail
the Owner Registration Card provided
with this product. Then complete the
form below. Have this information ready
if you need service or call with a
question.
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Copy model and serial numbers from
plate (under lid near hinge) and the
purchase date from the sales slip.
. Keep this book, the Laundry Guide
and the sales slip together in a handy
place.
Model Number
01991 Whirlpool Corporation
Serial Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone Number
If your washer has a Consumer Buy
Guide label, remove it. It will be easier
to remove before the washer is used.
To remove any remaining glue:
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Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball,
then remove.
or
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Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing detergent before removing glue as
described above.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing
alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive
cleaners. These can damage the
finish. See “Important Safety
Instructions” on page 3
ImportantSafetyInstructions
) Read all instructions
before using
the washer.
b NEVER wash items cleaned, washed, soaked in or spotted with wax,
paint, gasoline, or flammable fluids in
the washer. The fumes can create a
FIRE HAZARD or EXPLOSION.
ALWAYS hand launder and air dry
fabrics containing these materials.
mNEVER allow children to operate,
play with, or crawl inside the washer.
Close supervision of children is
necessary when the washer is used
near children.
n When discarding an old washer,
ALWAYS remove the lid to prevent
accidental entrapment.
) DO NOT reach into the washer
basket while it is filling with water,
while agitator is moving or while
basket is spinning. If the lid is
opened while the basket is spinning,
the basket will automatically stop in a
few seconds.
b DO NOT tamper with controls.
) NEVER use or store flammable fluids
(dry-cleaning solvents, kerosene) in
or near your washer. DO NOT add
flammable fluids to the wash water.
These substances give off vapors
that can create a FIRE HAZARD or
EXPLOSION.
l If hot water has not been used
recently (usually 2 weeks or longer),
hydrogen gases may build up in the
water heater and the hot water
pipes. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. To prevent injury or
damage, before using your washer,
turn on all hot water faucets and allow water to run for several minutes.
This will allow gases to escape. DO
NOT smoke or use any open flame
near the faucet while it is open.
l You are responsible
for making
sure that your washer:
-is installed, repaired, and has parts
replaced by a qualified person.
-is properly installed and leveled on
a floor that can support the weight.*
-is connected to the correct 3-prong
outlet, electric supply, water supply
and drain.*
-is properly grounded.*
-is properly maintained.*
-is protected from the weather and
kept where the temperature will not
fall below freezing.
‘See the Installation Instructions.
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Additional safety instructions and your responsibilities
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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 detergents 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.
ALWAYS unplug the power supply
cord before attempting to service the
washer.
l DO NOT machine wash glass fiber
materials. Small particles can stick to
fabrics washed in following loads and
cause skin irritation.
. You are responsible for making sure
that your washer:
- is used only for jobs normally expected of home automatic washers.
- is not run by children or anyone
unable to operate it properly.
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OperatingInstructions
Starting your washer
Be sure to measure and add detergent, then place a sorted load in the washer
before starting it.
1. Select a load size
Turn the knob to point at a setting that
describes the size of load you want to
wash.
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Set the knob on EX SMALL (a few
small items) or LARGE (a full load).
NOTE: For best washing results, items
should move freely in the washer. Do
not overload the washer or choose a
water level that is too low for your wash
load.
For best results with permanent
press clothes, use the LARGE water
level.
Reduce wash time when using EX
SMALL water level setting. Loads with
only a few small items need less wash
time for best results.
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2. Select water temperature
Match the water temperature to the
type of fabric and soils being washed.
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The top temperature is the wash
selection and the bottom temperature
is the rinse selection.
NOTE: Use warm wash water with the
PERMANENT PRESS or KNITS
GENTLE Cycles.
For heavily soiled permanent press
or knit clothes, pre-wash or pre-soak
before washing in warm water.
ALWAYS use cold rinse water for
permanent press fabrics.
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3. Select cycle and wash time
Start the washer
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Push in the Cycle Control Knob and
turn it clockwise.
9 Stop when the indicator on the
knob’s outer ring points to the
number in the wash cycle you want.
The numbers are minutes of wash
time.
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Start the washer by pulling out the
Cycle Control Knob. The washer will
fill to the selected water level with
the selected wash water temperature. The washer will begin agitating
immediately after filling. Agitation
can occur with the washer lid up or
down.
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To stop the washer at any time, push
in the Cycle Control Knob. To restart
the washer, pull out the Cycle
Control Knob.
What happensin each
cycle
Each cycle has been designed for
different kinds of fabrics.
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 clockwise until it points to OFF
and the cycle ends.
The washer will pause briefly
throughout each cycle. These pauses
are normal for washer operation.
Gentle Wash System
For better fabric care in the REGULAR
and PERMANENT PRESS Cycles, the
agitation speed is reduced during the
last few minutes of wash agitation
time.
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Operating
Continued
Regular/Heavy
Instructions
Regular/Normal
Cycle
A cycle for sturdily constructed
that are heavily soiled.
fabrics
Cycle
A cycle for regular loads of fabrics that
are moderately soiled.
FILL
to Selected Level
FILL
to Selected Level
WASH
8 Minutes High Speed
WASH
4 Minutes High Speed
WASH
6 Minutes Low Speed
WASH
6 Minutes Low Speed
DRAIN
No Agitation
DRAIN
No Agitation
SPIN
High Speed
SPIN
High Speed
FILL
for Deep Rinse
FILL
for Deep Rinse
RINSE
High Speed
RINSE
High Speed
DRAIN
No Agitation
DRAIN
SPIN
High Speed, Spray Rinse
No Agitation
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SPIN
High Speed, Spray Rinse
Permanent
Press/Normal
Cycle
A cycle designed for moderately
soiled permanent press and some
synthetic fabrics. The cool-down rinse
helps keep wrinkles from setting into
these items.
Permanent
Press/Light
Cycle
A cycle designed for lightly soiled
permanent press and some synthetic
fabrics. The cool-down rinse helps
keep wrinkles from setting into these
items.
FILL
to Selected Level
FILL
to Selected Level
WASH
6 Minutes High Speed
WASH
2 Minutes High Speed
WASH
4 Minutes Low Speed
WASH
4 Minutes Low Speed
PARTIAL
DRAIN
(Pause)
PARTIAL
DRAIN
(Pause)
REFILL COOL-DOWN
REFILL COOL-DOWN
WASH
Low Speed
WASH
Low Speed
DRAIN
No Agitation
DRAIN
No Agitation
SPIN
Low Speed
SPIN
Low Speed
FILL
for Deep Rinse
FILL
for Deep Rinse
RINSE
High Speed
RINSE
High Speed
DRAIN
No Agitation
DRAIN
No Agitation
SPIN
Low Speed, Spray Rinse
SPIN
Low Speed, Spray Rinse
Operating
Continued
Knits
Instructions
Gentle/Normal
Cycle
A cycle that gently washes and spins
moderately soiled delicate items and
washable knits.
Knits
Gentle/Light
Cycle
A cycle that gently washes and spins
lightly soiled delicate items and
washable knits.
FILL
to Selected Level
FILL
to Selected Level
WASH
4 Minutes Low Speed
WASH
2 Minutes Low Speed
ASOAK
2 Minutes No Agitation
ASOAK
2 Minutes No Agitation
WASH
2 Minutes Low Speed
WASH
2 Minutes Low Speed
DRAIN
No Agitation
DRAIN
No Agitation
SPIN
Low Speed
SPIN
Low Speed
FILL
for Deep Rinse
FILL
for Deep Rinse
RINSE
Low Speed
RINSE
Low Speed
DRAIN
No Agitation
DRAIN
No Agitation
SPIN
Low Speed, Spray Rinse
SPIN
Low Speed, Spray Rinse
A Indicates that machine is pausing for a brief soak period.
Pre-wash
Cycle
Super
A cycle that uses a brief period of
high-speed agitation to loosen and
remove heavy soils and stains. Use
recommended amount of detergent or
pre-soak additive.
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.
FILL
to Selected Level
FILL
to Selected Level
WASH
4 Minutes High Speed
WASH
4 Minutes High Speed
DRAIN
No Agitation
PARTIAL
DRAIN No Agitation
SPIN
High Speed
REFILL
to Selected Level
WASHER STOPS
Select Wash Cycle
Special care is needed when prewashing laundry. See the Laundry
Guide for proper use of this cycle.
After the partial drain, the washer
automatically refills and goes into the
REGULAR/HEAVY
Cycle. Be sure to
use enough detergent for the double
wash.
OtherOperatingInstructions
Rinse and spin
When using extra detergent for heavily
soiled clothes, or washing special-care
items, you may want an extra rinse
and spin.
1. Push Cycle Control Knob in.
2. Turn clockwise to one of the dots
on the dial, as illustrated.
3. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The
washer will fill to selected level,
agitate 2 minutes, drain and spin.
Drain and spin
A drain and spin may help shorten
drying times for some heavy fabrics or
special-care items by removing excess
water.
1. Push Cycle Control Knob in.
2. Turn clockwise until indicator points
to the bar just before an OFF area
on the dial, as illustrated.
3. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The
washer will drain and spin.
Pre-wash Cycle
For best results, use warm water for
pre-washing stained laundry. Hot
water can set stains.
1. Use recommended amount of
presoak product or detergent.
2. Push Cycle control Knob in.
3. Turn clockwise until indicator points
to a number next to PRE-WASH.
4. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The
washer will start.
5. When the cycle is over, add
detergent for the next selected
wash cycle. The Pre-wash Cycle
should always be followed by a
wash cycle.
NOTE: See the Laundry Guide for
additional pre-washing information.
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Liquid bleach dispenser
Always measure bleach. Do not
guess. Never use more than 1 cup
(250 mL) for a full load. Use less with
lower water level settings. Follow
directions on bottle for safe use. Use a
cup with a pouring spout to avoid
spilling.
1. Load the washer first.
2. Pour measured bleach carefully
into dispenser. Do not let bleach
splash, drip or run down into
washer basket. Undiluted bleach
will damage any fabric it touches.
3. Start the washer. Bleach will be
diluted automatically during the
wash part of the cycle.
MAGICCLEAN”lint filter
MAGIC CLEAN
lint filter
Basket
interior
The lint filter at the bottom of the
washer basket cleans itself. During
agitation, wash and rinse water pass
over the filter, separating lint from
water. The collected particles of lint
are then continuously spun away from
the filter and washed out of the system
at the end of the wash cycle.
If your washer drains into a tub,
remove any lint collected in the tub or
strainer.
Other Operating
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Instructions
Storage
tub
,
Suds
return
hose -!
Standpipe
Id
PlaAic
strainer
Storage
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SUDS-MISER”System
The SUDS-MISER% System has two
drain hoses. One hose moves a
portion of the used wash water into a
storage tub, then back into the washer
for use during the next wash. The
other hose carries the wash water to a
standpipe drain or to another tub with
an open drain.
A standpipe drain is available for
placement in the drain opening of your
tub. To order the in-tub standpipe, ask
your nearest authorized Whirlpool
dealer for part number 89121.
If you do not want to re-use the
wash water for a load, leave out the
stopper in the storage tub so the water
can drain.
To save wash water:
Make sure the stopper is in the
storage tub.
NOTE: The SUDS-MISER* System
does not save the rinse water from
any cycle, nor does it save the wash
water from the PERMANENT PRESS
Cycle.
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Plastic _I
strainer
1 In-tub
standpipe
Storage
tub
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Pla Aicstrainer
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Drain
, tub
To re-use wash water:
1. Set the Cycle Control Knob on
SUDS RETURN. Do not add the
load items at this time.
2. Pull the Cycle Control Knob out.
The washer will pump most of the
wash water from the storage tub
back into the washer basket.
3. When the wash water has pumped
back into the washer, push in the
Cycle Control Knob.
4. Add about i/2 the recommended
amount of detergent.
5. Add the load items.
6. Turn the Cycle Control Knob
clockwise to the desired cycle and
wash time.
7. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob to
start the washer.
8. About 1 inch (2.5 cm) of wash water
will remain in the tub. The water will
contain soils that have settled out.
Drain the storage tub.
NOTE: The end of the suds return
hose has a plastic strainer to prevent
objects from being pulled into the
washer during SUDS RETURN.
If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
We suggest you follow
these 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 not fill:
. Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper
voltage?
8 Are both water faucets open?
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Have you checked your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box?
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Are the water supply hoses kinked?
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Is the Cycle Control Knob set and
pulled out?
If your washer does not spin:
@Is the lid closed?
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Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper
voltage?
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Have you checked your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box?
If your washer stops during a cycle:
The washer pauses briefly at
different times in each cycle. These
pauses are normal.
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If your
without
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Make
Knob
cycle.
washer fills and drains
running:
sure that the Cycle Control
is pointing to a number in the
Make sure the drain hose is higher
than the water level in the washer.
If it isn’t:
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The washer may seem to be draining
during wash and rinse cycles.
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Water can siphon out.
(See Installation Instructions.)
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2. If you need assistance*...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number. Dial free
from anywhere in the U.S.:
1-800-253-l 301
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.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number
in your correspondence.
3. If you need service*...
Whirlpool has a
SY nationwide network
of authorized
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SERV’CEWhirlpoolSM service
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companies.
Whirlpool service technicians are trained
to fulfill the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service, anywhere in the United States. To locate
the authorized service company in your
area, call our Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number (see Step 2)
or look in your telephone directory
Yellow Pages under:
4. 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.
To locate FSP replacement parts in
your area, refer to Step 3 or call the
Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
with
the problem
was solved*...
how
Contact the Major Appliance
Consumer Action Panel (MACAP).
MACAP is a group of independent
consumer experts that voices
consumer views at the highest levels
of the major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the
dealer, authorized servicer or
Whirlpool have failed to resolve your
problem.
Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
*When requesting assistance, 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.
Gearcase assembly
covered by your
warranty. See back
cover for more
information.
WHIRLPOOL
AutomaticWasherWarranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
1 WHIRLPOOL
AWOl
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP” replacement parts and repair labor to correct
defects in materials (including top and lid rust) or
workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized WhirlooolSM 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 in the ‘Service or
Assistance” section of this book.
FSP reolacement Darts for anv too and lid rust.
LIMITED TEN-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
FSP replacement of outer tub should it crack, or fail
to contain water, due to defective materials or
workmanship.
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the washer.
2. Instruct you how to use the washer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
B. Repairs when washer is used in other than normal, single-family
household use.
C. Pickup 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.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications
made to the aooliance.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some
of incidental or consequential damages
to you. This warranty gives you specific
rights which vary from state to state.
NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
so this limitation or exclusion may not apply
legal rights, and you may also have other
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact
your authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Service and Assistance” section of this book.
After checking “Service and Assistance,” additional help can be found by calling
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-800-253-1301,
from
anywhere in the U.S.
@ Registered Trademark
Part No. 3355932
01991 Whirlpool Corporation
/ SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.