AUTOMATIC
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LOAD
LAUNDRY
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TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
SELECTOR
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TUB
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and Serial
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in these qsaces
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Guide”
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Your responsibilities
Read this “Use and Care Guide”
and your “Laundry
Gurde” carefully for important
use and safety
information.
You are personally
responsible
for making
sure that your
washer...
l is installed
by a qualified
installer.
l is properly
installed
and
leveled
on a floor that can
support the weight.
. is connected
to the right kind
of outlet, electric
supply, water
supply and drain.* is properly
grounded.”
l is used
only for jobs normally
expected
of home automatic
washers.
l is properly
maintained.
l is protected
from the weather
and kept where the temperature will not fall below freezing.
l
is not run by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
*See the “Installation
Instructions”
for complete
Information.
Contents
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
SAFETY FIRST
STARTING YOUR WASHER
WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH
CYCLE.
OTHER OPERATING’
INSTRUCTIONS
For a Rinse and Spin
For a Drain and Spin
For a Soak
Cleaning
the Lint Falter
CARING FOR YOUR WASHER
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
1 Before Calling for
Assistance
2 If You Need Assistance
3 If You Need Serwce
4. If You Have a Problem
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Corporation
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I.
Select
LOAD
a
SIZE
2.
To change the setting on the LOAD
SIZE SELECTOR. turn the knob to RESET
Then turn the knob to point at a
setting that describes
the srze of the
road
want ‘0 was?
- Set the knob arvwh+.:re
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iweer, HANC WAStiAP.!.F 7 few \I--IC>:
terns1 end EX L,ARGE .: ?!,;:I!.oc ~‘1
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Select WATER
TEMPERATURES
Select wash and rinse water temperatures by pushing a button.
* Thus drawrng shows a warm wash
[top temperature)
and cold rrnse
ibottom temperature)
selectron
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tje-
?ecornmended
.:an oe foilnd
wash temperatures
in your “Laundry Guide.”
3.
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
the Control Knob. The washer
will 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.
6. Stop on a number in the cycle
you want. The numbers are minutes of wash time. The drawing
shows40 minutes of agitation
in
the REGULAR Cycle.
D.
TO stop the washer at any time
push in the Control Knob. To
restart the washer, pull out the
Control Knob.
What happens in each cycle
Each cycle has different agitatron
and sprn speeds designed
for different
kinds of fabncs
Numbers on the dtal In each cycle are the minutes of WASH
cigrtation trme
When the Cycle Control Knob IS setto d number znd pulled out,the washer
f~llc before ogrtatror
and trming starts After agitatron
starts, the knob turns
A cycie tar sturdily constructea fcbrlcs that are
heavily soiled
REGULAR
Cycle
A cycle for regular loads of
fabrics that are moderately
sorled
PERJI.4SESl-
PRESS
C‘s cle
A sceclcl cycle with the
necessary
cool down rinse
which helps keep wrrnkies
front settrng Into Permanent
Press c;nd some synthetic
Ll
WASH
10
, Minutes
High
Speed
clockwise
until it points to OFF and the cycle ends.
NOTE:You may hear the sound of water spraying
some cycles. In some cycles, cold water is sprayed
help with the rinsing
during the spin parts of
on the spinning
load to
KNITS/GESTLE
Cycle
6 cycle that gentiy washes
and spins delicate
items
and washable
knits
Sl:PER
Wl4SH
Qcle
Use for washing heavily
soiled loads that require
maximum soil removal.
Double the amount of de~~~::~:~::,‘“,A,,
SOAK
WASH
Selected
Time,
tow
Speed
1
WASH
4
Minutes
High
Speed
.4ND PRE-W, ASH Cycles
Brief periods of agitation
and soak time help remove
heavy soils and certain
stains that need extra
pretreatment.
Use recommended amount of
detergent or pre-soak
additive. The SOAK Cycle
should always be followed by a Wash Cycle.
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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.
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+ Pre-wash setting
begins
here, (see pagelo).
Special care is needed
when soaking or pre-washing
See your “Laundry
Guide” for proper use of this cycle.
laundry
Other operating
For a rinse
instructions
For a drain
and spin
You may neec: an extra rinse and
spin for heavily solled loads which
need more detergent.
(Extra detergent can requtre an extra rinse.]
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Push Control Knob In
. Turn clockwlse
to any ‘on the dial.
See above drawing
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Pull Control knob out
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The washer WIII fill to selected
level; agitate 2 minutes; drain
and spin.
For agitation
and spin speeds
in each
For a soak
‘To start soak with agitation,
must point to a number
the lint
ftiter
Water runs through the lint filter
whenever
the washer agitates
Check it ofien to make sure it’s clean
and is filtering at its best.
To remove it for cleaning.
press the
release and pull straight out. Instructions for cleaning
are printed on the
bottom of the filter
IO
cycle,see
pages
6-9.
Use recommended
amount of
detergent or pre-soak product.
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Push Control Knob in.
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Turn clockwise to point at a number
in the SOAK Cycle?
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Pull Control Knob out to start washer.
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When the cycle is over, add detergent for the next selected wash
cycle. The SOAK Cycle should
always be followed
by a Wash
Cycle.
Important:
See additional
care
information
on page 7 of your
“laundry
Guide!’
the Cycle Control Knob
in the SOAK Cycle.
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For best results. use warm water for
soaking stained laundry Hot water
can set stains.
Cleaning
and spin
Your washer can be set to drain
and spin out water.
= Push Control Knob in.
0 Turn clockwlse
to the bar just before
OFF in any cycle. See above
drawing.
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Pull Control Knob out.
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The washer will drain and spin.
Caring for your washer
WHEN NOT WASHING, keep both
water faucets turned off. This takes
the pressure off the water inlet valve
and hoses.
AFTER WASHING, use a soti 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 pockets 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.
Caring for your washer
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 pockets 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.
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Winterizing
Because some iyatef stays rn tr,E vrlashei freezrng can cause a 101of damage.
if your wcsher IS
stored
or moved
during the coid -weather
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3
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,
1. Shut off botn water
faucets. Disconnect and drain
water Inlet hoses.
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CT%
2. Put a quart of
automobile-type
antifreeze
in the
basket.
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. Pun :he washel
;b:ro.,cji,
oleff;
To use the washer
again..
.
’ ;ltisn water olpes end noses
2. Connect -:oses to the wosher.
:. I:J~- sn the wa?er faucets
.: :~rY
~v,,re
vd~rfi
one cup 2! detergert to crean out
:he slntifreese
2. If j’ou need assistance’...
1. If J’OU ha\,e a problem’.
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE
ice assistance
telephone
Dial free from:
Continental
U.S.
(800)
Michigan
.
(800)
Alaska
& Hawaii
(800)
;=a11 our COOL-LINE
service
assstance
telephone
number
(see
Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, wrote to
Mr. Robert F Gunts, Vice Presfdent
WhIrlpool Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33, North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
‘If you must call orwrite, please provrde. 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
servnumber
253-1301
632-2243
253-1121
and talk with one of ourtrafned
Consultants. The Consultant
can Instruct
you In how to obtafn satisfactory
operation
from your oppllance
or, If
recommend
a
service IS necessary,
aualffied
service company
in yotir
area
3. If you need service*.
..
WhIrlpool
has
a nationwfde
network of franchised
TECH-CARE’ Service Companres
TECH-CARE servIce technfcians
are trained to fulfill
the product
warranty
and provtde
after-warranty
servlce,anywhere
in
the Unlted States. To locate
TECHCARE service in your area, call our
COOL-LINE service
assistance
telephone number [see Step 2) or iook IP.
your telephone
drrectory
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Notes
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