*QOOOOIOOOeOOOOO TABLE OF CONTENTS Welcome Safety ..................... Instructions Controls Operating ....................... 2-3 13ps ........................... 4-5 ........................ 6 the Washer ...................... 6 Before You Call .......................... _Warranty MAYFAG • 00000000•0000•00000000 1 At A Glance ................ Care and Cleaning Storing Inside Cover ........................ 7-8 Back Pag_ Models: MAV5000 Welcome • MAV5057 ....................................................................... Welcome and congratulations on your purchase of a Maytag clothes washer. Your complete satisfaction is very important to 2) IMPORTANT: Keep this guide and the sales receipt in a safe place for future reference. Proof of original purchase date is needed for warranty service. Please attach your sales receipt here. US. Read results. this guide for best It contains instructions to acquaint you with proper operating and maintenance procedures. In addition you will find a Laundering Tips guide packed with your clothes washer. It contains information on recommended laundering procedures, stain removal and special laundering situations. go wrong, we suggest consulting the Save "Beforetime Youand Call" money. sectionIf something in the back should of this book. It is designed problems before consulting to help you solve basic a servicer. However, should you need assistance helpful to: in the future, it is 1) Have complete model and serial number identification of your washer. This is located on a data plate on the center top edge of the control panel. Record these numbers below for easy access. If you have questions, number Model Number Serial Number and phone number) your model or call: Maytag Appliances Sales Company Attn: CAIR sMCenter P.O. Box 2370 Cleveland, TN 37320-2370 1-800-688-9900 USA 1-800-688-2002 | write us (include CANADA 1-800-688-2080 USA TTY (for deaf, hearing impaired or speech impaired) (Mon.-Fri., 8am-8pm Eastern Time) lnternet: http://www.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. Important Safety Instructions .................................... _k WARNING _ To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, property damage or injury to persons when using your appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following: I. Read all instructions before using the appliance. 2. As with any equipment using electricity been used lot 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 and having 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. 4, 5. Do not install or store this appliance exposed to the weather. where it will be 7. Do not reach moving. Install and level washer on a floor that can support the weight. 8. 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 instruc- Do not allow children to play on or in the appliance. Close supervision of children is necessary when the appliance is used near children. 9. Do not tamper tions for grounding 6. any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame during this time. of fire or explosion: a. Do not wash items 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 acetone, denatured 13. Store laundry aids and other material in a cool, dry place where children cannot reach them. 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, gasoline, kerosene, some liquid household cleaners, some spot removers, turpentine, waxes and wax removers. b. Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, to ser- 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. Any material on which you have used a cleaning 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. items include is with controls. 11. Unplug power supply cord before attempting vice your washer. that could ignite or explode. Hand wash and line dry any items containing these substances. These if the agitator 10. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in published user-repair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out. this appliance. To avoid the possibility into the appliance 15. Do not use chlorine bleach and ammonia (such as vinegar or rust remover) Hazardous fumes can form. or or acids in the same wash. other flammable or explosive substances to the wash water. These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode. 16. Do not machine wash fiberglass materials. Small particles can stick to fabrics washed in following loads and cause skin irritation. 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 17. Before the appliance is removed from service or discarded, remove the door to the washing compartment. EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system Save has not These Instructions 1 Controls Step Press At A Glance Select the control to the desired the washer. ........................................... NOTE: HEAVY and NORMAL settings on all cycles will change agitation speeds during the wash time. You may hear this change in speed. This is normal. Cycle dial in and turn clockwise cycle. Pull the dial out to start OFF HEAVY NORMAL RINSE Q Q ! LIGHT 0 0 COLORS • sheets, jeans etc. LIGH'I • WHITES is designed to clean underwear, T-shirts and other cotton sturdy items like towels, I NORMAL HEAVY: 21 minutes RINSE • of wash time. HEAVY PIN NORMAL: 15 minutes wash time. e LIGHT: time. SPil • RINSI NORMAL of 9 minutes of wash LIGHT • DELICATES DELICATES is designed to clean items requiring a gentle wash action. This would include blouses, nylons, lingerie and dress shirts. COLORS is designed to clean colored items as well as dress shirts, dress pants, business casual and poly/cotton to reduce wrinkling. NORMAL: HEAVY: 18 minutes NORMAL: LIGHT: of wash time. 12 minutes 15 minutes soak cleaning of wash time. LIGHT: of wash and soak action. WATER Step 0 Select Water Level Simply move the slide lever up or down to the desired setting. Select models have an infinite slide lever that can be set anywhere from Super to Mini. If more water is needed once the fill is complete, move the lever up to reset and then to the proper setting. REMEMBER: RESET 3/4 - Full ...... • SUPER 112 - 3/4 Full ....... LARGE ...... MEDIUM 1/3 - 1/2 Full 1/4 Full Items must circulate freely for best results. 2 and action. 9 minutes cleaning 9 minutes of wash time. of wash • °- "" I. " MINI LEVEL Step 0 Select Water Temperature WASH/RINSE Press the appropriate button to select wash and rinse temperatures. garment care the chart label Follow for best results. TEMP the the White and heavily soiled, color-fast items Use HOT ...... COLD at the right as a guide. Delicate or colorfast Moderately soiled, colored items; most 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° E items "'.WARM WARM wrinkle free items Brightly items; colored, washable lightly soiled "'".. WARM COLD ...... COLD woolens COLD A Step U Select A Custom Cycle (if desired) CUSTOMIZE Press the appropriate CYCLE button to select the custom cycle desired. SUPER WASH Can be used with any wash cycle to clean very heavily soiled items. Provides fast agitation throughout the Super Wash totQo,oeootoooeolll WHITES and COLORS cycles. Provides fast agitation for approximately 3 minutes at the beginning of the DELICATES cycle. oo66o°1,, Normal Wash (select models) O*,_tOOOJ061,,*... t *t t **, g oooooooeo*, e ellllltll, Used for most loads of laundry. cycle descriptions.* ,,1 • **eOOOOel,_,ei_OtOttl_rOI, Provides an additional Cancel (select models) Press this button to cancel options. more completely fume, etc. **mm*t remove laundry additives, e I**_ CUSTOMIZE suds, per- SUPER WASH SECOND RINSE speeds during the CANCEL • Add detergent. • Pull the control J****_ and reset any of the above Washer • Add load and close t**O page for rinse at the end of the cycle to * Normal settings on all cycles will change agitation wash time. This is normal. Start OR _oo6611,1,,*,l,*,***,*l* See previous ......111.• Second Rinse (select models Step 0 NORMAL WASH lid. dial out to start. 3 CYCLE Operating Chlorine Bleach lips ...................................................... Dispenser Fabric Softener This dispenser automatically releases liquid fabric softener at the proper time during the cycle. To use, follow these steps: The dispenser automatically dilutes liquid chlorine bleach before it reaches your wash load. To use, follow these steps: 1. Measure liquid chlorine bleach the instructions on the bottle. carefully, Dispenser 1. Pour liquid fabric softener into the dispenser the amount recommended on the package. following 2. Add the bleach to the dispenser before adding the load. Avoid splashing or over-filling the dispenser. 2. Add warm water to the dispenser MAX line. NOTE: NOTE: cause the dispenser the to empty too soon. Never pour fabric softener leave spots and stains. ing or color loss, if not used properly. non-chlorine until it reaches Do not stop the washer during the first spin. This will 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 tear- • If you prefer to use color-safe, using bleach, directly 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. 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. Pour liquid chlorine bleach into bleach dispenser. 4 For detailed information on sorting, pretreating stains, etc., see the enclosed Laundry Tips pamphlet. Detergent Loading • Use either liquid or granular laundry detergent. For best results, he sure detergent is added to the washer BEFORE the load and be sure wash water is above 65 ° E • Put dry, unfolded clothes loosely in the tub, up to the top row of holes for a maximum load. • Do not wrap large items like sheets around Use the correct amount of detergent for the load size, soil level and water conditions. Use more detergent if Mix large and small items for best circulation. bulky items like blankets you have hard water and very soiled loads. Wash separately. When laundering wrinkle free items or items of delicate construction, washable woolens or loosely knit items, never use less than the MEDIUM water level If you have soft water or a lightly soiled load, use less detergent. (See manufacturer's instructions.) • Wipe up any detergent the agita- [or. spills on the washer. setting. This will minimize pulling of seams. For best results, adding the load. 5 shrinkage, add the detergent wrinkling to washtub and before Care and Cleaning ............................................... Clean the following Turn off the water faucets after finishing the day's washing. This will shut off the water supply to the washer and prevent the unlikely possibili!y of damage from escaping water. Use a soft cloth to wipe up all detergent, spills as they occur. as recommended: Control Panel clean with a soft, damp cloth and glass cleaner. Do not use abrasive powders or cleaning pads. bleach or other Cabinet - clean with soap and water. Interior - hard water deposits needed, using a recommended er safe. Storing the Washer .............................................. Washers can be damaged if water is not removed from hoses and internal components before storage. Prepare the washer for storage • Select NORMAL • Advance cycle and add one faucets off and disconnect the any water that may be in the • Disconnect the washer from the electrical supply and leave the washer lid open to let air circulate inside the tub. cup of bleach or white vinegar to a full load of water without clothes. Run the washer through a complete cycle. • Turn the water the cycle control dial to Spin and lower drain hose to eliminate drain hose. as follows: on the WHITES may be removed, if cleaner labeled wash- the inlet hoses. 6 Before You Call ................................................... For problem laundry solutions (i.e. fabric damage, residue, procedures, see the enclosed Laundry Tips pamphlet. Always Check First Won't Fill Won't Agitate tangling) and special laundry care • Plug cord into live electrical outlet. • Check fuse or reset circuit breaker. • Turn the control dial to proper cycle and pull dial out to start the washer. equipped with buttons, be sure they are fully depressed. • Turn both faucets on fully. • Straighten inlet hoses. • Disconnect hoses and clean screens. Hose filter screens may be plugged. If • Turn the control dial to proper cycle and pull dial out to start the washer. If equipped with buttons, be sure they are fully depressed. • Close lid and pull dial 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. • Pauses are normal. Wait and see if the washer will start again. • Straighten drain hoses. Eliminate call for service. Won't Spin or Drain kinked hoses. If there is a drain restriction, • Close lid and pull dial 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. 7 Before You Call • Turn (continued) the control equipped dial to proper with buttons, .................................... cycle and pull dial out to start the washer. be sure they are fully depressed. • Close lid and pull dial out to start the washer. agitate or spin unless lid is closed. Stops • This may be a pause • The washer • Make or soak period is equipped should malfunction, for service. sure hose in the cycle. with a lid switch the detector connections For your safety, • Avoid • . • °°°°.. • Weak and it may start. detector. If the lid switch will stop fill operations for your safety. Call are tight. o• floors • °•°o°°oo..o. is leveled can cause • Be sure rubber •o will not to drain facility. overloading. • Be sure washer Is Noisy washer Wait briefly failure • Make sure end of drain hose is correctly inserted and secured • Avoid extended soaking - soak for 30 minutes or less. Leaks Water If properly vibration feet are installed °°°°° .oo° •l. as outlined • in installation °oo manual. and walking. on leveling legs. o°°o°°..°.°° • ••• °°° ooo.o• • Turn both faucets on fully. • If equipped with a temperature selector dial, be sure it is set directly on a temperature setting and not between settings. • Make sure temperature selection is correct. • Make sure hoses are connected to correct faucets and inlet connections. Be Fills with the Wrong Temperature Water sure water supply washer. is regulated correctly. Flush water line before filling • Check the water heater. It should be set to deliver a minimum 120°F (49°C) hot water at the tap. Also check water heater capacity and recovery rate. • Disconnect hoses and clean screens. Hose filter screens may be plugged. Ii.m •°o.° ** • .J**t**o.oo,.o,, o,*_ooJJ* Cycle Selector Dial Advances Through • • o.°°° ****o**l** • Q*llo**o_,*,eoooo606ooooo,***o6o °°°°° *tt,*tto_e,** o. _oeel_ • ****ee**** • Second Rinse is selected. "OFF" For further assistance U.S. customers contact Maytag Appliances Sales Company, Maytag U.S. 1-800-688-9900 or Canada 1-800-688-2002 using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired 8 or speech impaired, Customer Assistance: call 1-800-688-2080. o°° _ Notes .................................................................... 9 Maytag Washer Warranty .................................... Full One Year Warranty For one (1) year from lhe date of original retail purchase, any part which fails in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of charge. Limited Warranty After the first year from date of original retail purchase, through the time periods listed below, the parts designated below which fail in normal home use will be repaired or replaced free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor, mileage and transportation. Second Year - All parts. Third through Fifth Year - The drive motor. All parts of the solid state controls (if so equipped). Third through Tenth Year - All parts of the transmission assembly. Third through Lifetime - The inner wash basket. Additional Limited Warranty Against Rust-Through Should an exterior cabinet, including the top, lid and baseframe, rust through during the one year period starting from the date of retail purchase, repair or replacement will be made free of charge. After the first and through the tenth year, repair or replacement will be made free of charge for the part itself, with the owner paying all other costs, including labor, mileage and transportation. Please Note: This full warranty and the limited warranty apply when the washer is located in the United States or Canada. Washers located elsewhere are covered by the limited warranty only, including parts which fail during the first two years. Canadian Residents This warranty covers only those appliances installed in Canada that have been listed with the Canadian Standards Association unless the appliances are brought into Canada due to transfer of residence from the United States to Canada. The specific warranties expressed above are the ONLY warranties provided by the manufacturer. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state. To Receive Warranty Service To locate an authorized service company in your area contact the Maytag dealer from whom your appliance was purchased; or call Maytag Appliances S_.les Company, Maytag Customer Assistance at the number listed below. Should you not receive satisfactory warranty service, please call or write: Maytag Appliances Sales Company Atm: CAIR s_' Center EO. Box 2370 Cleveland, TN 37320-2370 U.S. 1-800-688-9900 U.S. customers When contacting (a) Maytag Canada 1-800.688-2002 using TTY for deaf, hearing Appliances Sales Company, Your name, address and telephone impaired Maytag or speech Customer impaired, Assistance call 1-800-688-2080. about a service problem, please include the following: number; (b) Model number and serial number (found on the back center of the control panel) of your appliance; (c) Name and address of your dealer and the date the appliance (d) A clear description (e) was purchased; of the problem you are having. Proof of purchase. What is not covered by these warranties: 1. Conditions and damages resulting from any of the following: a. Improper installation, delivery, or maintenance. b. Any repair, modification, alteration or adjustment not authorized by the manufacturer or an authorized servicer. c. Misuse, abuse, accidents, or unreasonable use. d. Incorrect electric current, voltage or supply. e. Improper setting of any control. 2. Warranties removed, are void if the original altered, or cannot serial numbers be readily have been 3. Products purchased for commercial or industrial use. 4. The cost of service or service call to: a. Correct installation errors. b. Instruct the user on proper use of the product. c. Transport the appliance to the servicer. 5. Consequential or incidental damages sustained by any person as a result of any breach of these warranties. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of consequential or incidental damages, so the above exclusion may not apply. determined. User's Guides, service manuals and parts catalogs are available from Maytag Appliances Sales Company, Maytag Customer Assistance. MAYTAG Form No.556CMA Part No. 6 2602420 • One Dependability , , • Square • Newton, Iowa 50208 http://www.maytag.com JN Litho U.S.A.