Whirlpool LSR7233DQ0 Specifications

UseAndCare
A Note to You .........................
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Washer Safety ........................
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Parts and Features..
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Operating Your Washer ......... 5
Starting your washer.. ......... 5
Stopping/restarting
your washer ........................ 8
Selecting a cycle and time ... 9
Using rinse and spin ......... 11
Using drain and spin ......... 11
Understanding normal
washer sounds.. ................ 11
Understanding what
happens in each cycle ...... 12
MAGIC CLEAN@lint filter.. .. 12
Adding liquid chlorine
bleach ............................... 13
Adding liquid fabric
softener.. ........................... 14
Caring for Your Washer.. ..... 15
Laundry
Removing
Tips.. .......................
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Stains .................. 21
Troubleshooting
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Requesting Assistance
or Service ..............................
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Warranty
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TWO SPEED AUTOMATIC WASHERS
WITH HAND WASHABLES CYCLE
PART NO. 3363564
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A Note to You
Thank
you for buying
a WHIRLPOOL@
appliance.
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, WHIRLPOOL washers are easy
to use, save time, and help you manage your home better. To ensure that you enjoy years
of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information about how to operate and maintain your washer properly and safely. Please read it
carefully.
Also, please complete and mail in the Ownership Registration Card provided with your
appliance. The card helps us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Please
record
your
model’s
information.
Whenever you call to request service on
your appliance, you need to know your
complete model number and serial number.
You can find this information on the model
and serial number plate (see diagram on
page 4 for location of plate).
Please also record the purchase date of
your appliance and your dealer’s name,
address, and telephone number.
Keep this book and the sales slip together
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Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Date
Dealer Name
Dealer Address
Dealer Phone
in a safe place for future
Our Consumer
Assistance
Center
number
is toll-free
24 hours a day.
reference.
1-800-253-1301
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Washer
Your
safety
Safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety statements under
warning symbols. Please pay special
attention to these symbols and follow any
instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the symbol.
IMPORTANT
SAFETY
Read all instructions before using your
washer.
l Do not machine
wash or machine dry
items cleaned, washed, soaked in, or
spotted with wax, paint, gasoline, oil, or
other flammable fluids. The fumes can
create a fire hazard or explosion. Always
hand wash and line dry items containing
these materials.
l Flammable fluids (dry-cleaning
solvents,
kerosene, gasoline, etc.) should not be
used or stored in or near your washer. Do
not add flammable fluids to your wash
water. These substances give off vapors
that can create a fire hazard or explosion.
l Do not allow children
to operate, play
with, or crawl on or inside your washer.
Supervise children closely when your
washer is used near them.
*Before your washer is removed from
service or discarded, remove the lid to
prevent accidental entrapment.
*After starting a cycle, do not reach into
the basket unless the Cycle Control
Knob is pushed in and all motion stops.
l Do not tamper with the controls.
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This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as fire, electrical shock, burns,
and personal injury.
INSTRUCTIONS
If your hot water has not been used
recently (usually 2 weeks or longer),
hydrogen gases may build up in your
water heater and your 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 your faucet while it is open.
Please .. .
l Have only a qualified
person install,
repair, or replace parts on washer.
*Maintain washer properly.
l Protect washer
from the weather and
keep it where the temperature will not fall
below freezing.
l Install and level washer
on a floor that
can support the weight.*
l Connect washer to the correct 3-prong
outlet, electrical supply, water supply,
and drain.*
aGround washer properly.*
l See the Installation
Instructions.
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- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Understanding
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your
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responsibilities
Store laundry aids and other materials in a
cool, dry place where children cannot reach
them (in a locked cabinet if possible).
Read and follow instructions on packages of
detergent and laundry aids, especially
warnings and precautions.
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
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Do not use chlorine bleach and ammonia
or acids (such as vinegar or rust remover)
in the same wash. Hazardous fumes can
form.
Unplug power supply cord before attempting to service your washer.
Do not machine wash fiberglass materials.
Small particles can stick to fabrics washed
in following loads and cause skin irritation.
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Parts and Features
The parts and features of your washer are illustrated on this page. Become familiar with all
parts and features before using your washer.
NOTES:
The drawings in this book may vary from your washer model. They are designed to show
the different features of all models covered by this book. Your model may not include all
features.
Page references are included next to some features. Refer to those pages for more
information about the features.
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Load size
selector
Cycle signal
selector
Water temperature
(P. 6)
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Extra rinse
(P. 8)
Liquid chlorine
bleadh dispenser
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CLEAN TOUCH@
panel*
(PP. 7,8)
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Model and serial
number plate
(under
Liquid fabric
softener
dispenser* /
(P. 14)
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lid)
Basket
ITub
MAGIC CLEAW
lint filter
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On some models.
Other models have rotary knobs.
(bottom of washer basket)
(P. 12)
Operating
Your Washer
To obtain the best washing results, you must operate your washer properly. This section
gives you this important information. Page references are included for more information.
Starting
your washer
1. Add measured detergent to the
washer. Then place a sorted load of
clothes in the washer.
l Sort and load clothes as described
on
pages 16 and 17.
l If desired, you may also add color safe
bleach or extra detergent for the Super
Wash cycle.
2. (OPTIONAL STEP) If desired, add
measured liquid chlorine bleach to the
liquid bleach dispenser. See page 13.
l Use only liquid chlorine
bleach in the
bleach dispenser.
3. (OPTIONAL STEP) If desired, on
models with a liquid fabric softener
dispenser, pour measured liquid
fabric softener into the dispenser.
See page 14.
l If your model does NOT have a liquid
fabric softener dispenser, see Step 11
and page 14.
4. Close the washer lid.
Fabric schtener
dispenser
(on some models)
continued
on next page
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5. Turn the Load Size Selector to the
setting that corresponds
with the size
of your wash load and the type of
fabric being washed.
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is a rotary
knob. Depending on your model, your
washer has three, four, or five load
size settings:
-Small
OR -Small
OR -Extra
-Medium
-Medium
Small
-Large
-Small
-Large
-Extra
-Medium
Large
- Large
-Extra
Large
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the load size setting after
the washer has started to fill, turn the
Selector to the desired new setting.
Small
A
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Load Size
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Load Ske
OR
Load Size
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6. Select a wash-rinse temperature with
the Water Temperature Selector. Match
the water temperatures
with the type
of fabric and soils being washed.
l See page 18 for water temperature
guidelines.
l Depending
on your model, your washer
has one of the Water Temperature
Selectors shown:
- Rotary knob with three temperature
selections;
- Rotary knob with four temperature
selections;
- CLEAN TOUCHTM Selector with
four temperature selections. (The
washer shown on page 4 has a
CLEAN TOUCH panel.)
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the top temperature
is the wash water, and the bottom
temperature is the rinse water.
NOTE: On CLEAN TOUCH models, a
colored indicator shows the setting you
select.
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Wash
RIllsa
Temperature
Rotary Knob
OR
1
TemEture
Rotary Knob
OR
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Temperature
CLEAN TOUCH
Selector
7. (OPTIONAL STEP) If desired, on
models with the Extra Rinse option,
set the CLEAN TOUCH Extra Rinse
Selector to On to add an additional
rinse and spin to the end of the wash
cycle.
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extra detergent for the Super Wash
cycle, or any other cycle, depending on
your model.
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Options
CLEAN TOUCH
Selector
continued
on next page
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8. (OPTIONAL STEP) If desired, on
models with the end-of-cycle
signal
option, set the CLEAN TOUCHTM
Cycle Signal to On if you want the
washer to alert you when the wash
cycle is complete.
l The signal is helpful when you are
washing items that should be removed
from the washer as soon as the cycle
ends.
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Options
CLEAN TOUCH
Selector
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9. Push In the Cycle Control Knob and
turn it clockwise to the wash cycle
you want. See pages 9 and 10.
10. Pull out the Cycle Control
start the washer.
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Knob to
11. (OPTIONAL STEP) If deslred, on
models with no liquid fabric softener
dispenser, add measured liquid fabric
softener to the rinse water.
See page 14.
Stopping/restarting
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To stop the washer at any time, push in
the Cycle Control Knob.
To restart the washer, close the lid (if
necessary) and pull out the Cycle Control
Knob.
your washer
Selecting
a cycle
and time
This section illustrates and describes the
wash cycles you can select with the Cycle
Control Knob. Use this information to help
you make the best cycle selections for your
wash loads. Each cycle is designed for
different types of fabrics and soil levels.
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pauses briefly throughout
each cycle. These pauses are normal for
washer operation.
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Some washer models have an Extra Rinse
option in most wash cycles.
Cycle descriptions are included below and
on the following pages for 6-cycle, 7-cycle,
and 8-cycle models.
Refer to page 11 to learn more about the
sounds you may hear during a wash cycle.
Refer to page 12 to help you understand
what happens during a wash cycle.
Wash Cycle
The Super Wash cycle (18 minutes) features
an extended wash time for washing heavily
soiled loads that need maximum soil removal.
For improved cleaning, use two times the
amount of detergent recommended for a
wash cycle.
On All Models
Normal
Cycle
The Normal cycle features the Gentle Wash
system, and high agitation and spin speeds
to shorten drying time. Use this cycle for
cleaning cotton and linen fabrics. Select
9 (REGULAR) or 12 (HEAVY) minutes of
wash time, depending on whether your
load is moderately or heavily soiled.
For lightly soiled cotton and linen fabrics,
use 6 minutes of wash time. (On 8-cycle
models, this is labeled SOFTWASH.)
6 and 7-Cycle
Models
&Cycle
Model
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Permanent
Press
Cycle
The Permanent Press cycle features the
Gentle Wash system, a cool-down rinse,
and low spin speeds to reduce wrinkling.
Use this cycle for cleaning permanent press
and some synthetic fabrics. Select 6 (LIGHT)
or 9 (REGULAR) minutes of wash time,
depending on whether your wash load is
lightly or moderately soiled.
NOTE: On 6-cycle models, the Permanent
Press cycle has 9 minutes of wash time.
Delicates
6-Cycle Model
6 and 7-Cycle
Models
Cycle
The Delicates cycle features a reduced
agitation speed for gentle soil removal. Low
spin speeds reduce wrinkling. Use 6 minutes
of wash time for cleaning lightly to moderately soiled delicate items and washable
knits.
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Hand
Washables
&Cycle
Model
6 and 7-Cycle
Models
&Cycle
Model
Cycle
The Hand Washables cycle features brief,
low-speed agitation (2 seconds), and short
soaks (28 seconds) to gently clean specialcare items. Low spin speeds reduce wrinkling. Use 6 minutes of wash time to clean
lightly soiled hand washables.
Wash small loads. If items appear to be
floating (due to trapped air), stop the washer
by pushing in the Cycle Control Knob. Push
items down into the washer. Restart the
washer. Refer to “Hand Washables” on page
19 for more information.
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6 and 7-Cycle
Models
Using
rinse and spin
NOTE: On some models, an Extra Rinse
option is available in most cycles. (See
paw 7.1
When using extra detergent for heavily
soiled clothes, or washing special-care
items, you may find an extra rinse and spin
is needed.
1. To add an additional rinse, push in the
Cycle Control Knob and turn clockwise to
RINSE, as illustrated.
2. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob. The
washer fills to selected load size,
agitates, drains, and spins.
Using
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 in the Cycle Control Knob and turn
clockwise to SPIN, as illustrated.
2. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob. The
washer drains, then spins.
Understanding
normal
Your new washer may make sounds that
your old one didn’t. Because the sounds are
unfamiliar, you may be concerned about
them. Don’t be; most of them are normal.
The following describes some of the
sounds you may hear and what causes
them.
During
washing
When you select a small load size setting for
a small wash load, your washer has a lower
water level. With this lower water level, you
may hear a clicking sound from the upper
portion of the agitator.
washer
During
sounds
drain
The rate that water is drained from your
washer depends on your installation. If water
is drained quickly from the washer, you may
hear air being pulled through the pump. This
happens during the end of draining.
After
drain
and before
spin
When the cycle changes from draining to
spinning, you may hear gears engaging.
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Understanding
what
happens
in each cycle
When the Cycle Control Knob is set to a
number and pulled out, the washer fills (to
the selected load size) before agitation and
timing start. The washer begins agitating
immediately after filling; agitation occurs with
the washer lid up or down.
During agitation, the XTRA ROLL ACTIONTM
agitator creates a continuous rollover action that
provides a thorough
cleaning of the wash load.
After agitation starts, the Cycle Control Knob
turns clockwise until it points to an OFF area
and the cycle ends.
WASH
RINSE
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Wash selected time
Rinse
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No agitation
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*The Permanent Press cycle partially
drains, fills, agitates briefly, and drains.
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NOTES:
The washer pauses briefly throughout
each cycle. These pauses are normal for
washer operation.
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Wash system helps protect your
fabrics by reducing wash agitation speed
during the last few minutes of wash
agitation in the Normal and Permanent
Press cycles.
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Drain-No agitation
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MAGIC
CLEAN”
lint filter
The lint filter at the bottom of the washer
basket cleans itself. During agitation, wash
and rinse water passes over the filter,
separating the lint from the water. The lint is
then spun away from the filter and out of the
system during the spin part of the cycle.
If your washer drains into a tub, remove
any lint collected in the tub or strainer.
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MAGIC CLEAN
lint filter
Basket
interior
rinse
Adding
liquid
chlorine
bleach
Use your washer’s liquid chlorine bleach
dispenser to add bleach to the wash load.
Always measure liquid chlorine bleach. Do
not guess. Never use more than 1 cup
(250 mL) for a full load. Use less with lower
water level settings. Follow manufacturer’s
directions for safe use. Use a cup with a
pouring spout to avoid spilling.
1. Load the washer.
2. Pour measured chlorine bleach carefully
into the 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 wash part of cycle.
NOTE: Do not use this dispenser to add
powdered chlorine or color safe bleach to
your wash load. The dispenser is for liquid
chlorine bleach use only.
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Adding
Models
liquid
with
fabric
fabric
softener
softener
dispenser
1. Add detergent and load clothes into the
basket.
2. Pour liquid fabric softener into the dispenser using the amount recommended
on the package. Avoid dripping or spilling
any fabric softener on the load.
3. Dilute fabric softener with warm water.
Fill dispenser with warm water until liquid
reaches the cross bar in the opening.
4. Start the washer. Diluted fabric softener
will be added to the load during the final
rinse.
NOTE: Do not stop the washer before the
rinse part of the cycle begins. Staining
can occur.
5. Flush dispenser periodically with warm
water, as illustrated.
l To remove the dispenser,
grasp the top
of the dispenser with both hands.
Squeeze and push upward with thumbs
to remove.
l Clean dispenser
by holding under water
faucet. Replace after cleaning.
NOTE: Do not wash clothes with this
dispenser removed. Do not add detergent
or bleach to dispenser. The dispenser is
for liquid fabric softener use only.
Models with no fabric
dispenser
installed
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softener
Always dilute fabric softeners with l/2 cup
(125 mL) to 1 cup (250 mL) warm water.
Undiluted fabric softener can stain fabrics.
Add diluted fabric softener only in the final
rinse.
Fabric softeners should not be mixed with
other laundry products because greasy
stains may form. If stains form, remove by
wetting the stain and rubbing with liquid
detergent or a bar of soap. Rewash the
stained item.
Too much fabric softener can make some
items (diapers and towels) nonabsorbent.
If this happens, use less fabric softener, or
do not use it every time.
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installed
Caring
for Your Washer
Proper care of your washer can extend its life. This section explains how to care for your
washer properly and safely.
Cleaning
your washer
Exterior
Interior
Wipe up detergent, bleach, and other spills
with a soft, damp cloth or
sponge as they occur. Occasionally wipe the outside of the
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washer to keep it looking like
new.
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Clean interior with 1 cup (250 mL) of chlorine bleach mixed with 2 cups (500 mL) of
detergent. Run washer through a complete
cycle using hot water. Repeat process if
necessary.
Do not put sharp or metal objects in your
washer. They can damage the
finish. Check all pockets for
pins, clips, money, bolts, nuts,
etc. Do not lay these objects
on your washer after emptying
pockets.
Winter
storage
NOTE: Remove hard water deposits using
only cleaners labeled as washer safe.
or moving
care
Install and store your washer where it will not freeze. Because some water may stay in the
hoses, freezing can damage your washer. If storing or moving your washer during freezing
weather, winterize it.
To winterize washer:
To use washer again:
1. Shut off both water faucets.
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2. Disconnect and drain water inlet hoses.
2. Reconnect water inlet hoses.
3. Put 1 quart (1 L) of R.V.-type antifreeze in
3. Turn on both water faucets.
the basket.
4. Reconnect power supply cord.
4. Run washer on a drain and spin setting
5. Run the washer through a complete cycle
(see page 11) for about 30 seconds to
with 1 cup (250 mL) of detergent to clean
mix the antifreeze and water.
out antifreeze.
5. Unplug the power supply cord.
Non-use
or vacation
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:
l Unplug the power supply cord or turn off
electrical power to the washer.
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Turn off the water supply to the washer.
This helps avoid accidental flooding (due
to a water pressure surge) while you are
away.
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Laundry
Tips
This section reviews proper laundering
information.
Preparing
clothes
techniques
for washing
Close zippers, snaps, and hooks to avoid
snagging other items. Remove
pins, buckles, and other hard
objects to avoid scratching the
washer interior. Remove nonwashable trim and ornaments.
Empty pockets and turn them inside out.
Turn down cuffs, brush away lint and dirt.
Turn synthetic knits inside out to avoid pilling.
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and gives you additional washing
Tie strings and sashes so they will not
tangle.
Mend tears, loose hems, and seams.
Treat spots and stains. (See “Removing
Stains” on pages 21-23.)
Stained or wet garments should be
washed promptly for best results.
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Sorting
Separate heavily soiled items from lightly
soiled ones, even if they would
normally be washed together.
Separate lint givers (towels,
chenille) from lint takers
(corduroy, synthetics, permanent press). When possible, turn lint givers
inside out.
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Separate dark colors from light colors,
colorfast items from noncolorfast items.
Sort by fabric and construction (sturdy
cottons, knits, delicate items).
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Loading
Drop items into washer loosely. Fill to the
top of the basket (top row of
holes). Do not wrap items
around the agitator. Items
should move easily through
wash water for best cleaning
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and wrinkle-free results. Items should sink
and reappear later.
l Load washer
properly and select correct
load size setting. Overloading or packing
the machine, and selecting a setting too
small for the wash load can:
-cause poor cleaning.
- increase wrinkling.
- create excessive lint.
-wear out items faster (because of pilling)
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Load by the amount of space items take
up, not by their weight.
l Mix large and small items in each load.
Load evenly to maintain
washer balance. An off; balance load can make the
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washer vibrate during spin.
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Use a large load size setting to reduce
wrinkling with permanent press clothes and
some synthetic knits. These items should
have more room to move in the water than
heavy items (towels, jeans).
Reduce wash time when using a small
load size setting. Loads with only a few
small items need less wash time.
Loading
suggestions
For these suggested full-sized
setting.
SUPER CAPACITY
WASHERS
Heavy Work
Clothes
3 pair pants
3 shirts
4 pair jeans
1 coverall
1 overall
Permanent Press
2 double or
1 king size sheet(s)
1 tablecloth
1 dress
1 blouse
2 slacks
3 shirts
Knits
3 slacks
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Mixed Load
3 double sheets
4 pillowcases
8 T-shirts
6 pair shorts
2 shirts
2 blouses
8 handkerchiefs
2 pillowcases
blouses
shirts
tops
dresses
Saving
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loads, set the Load Size Selector to the highest load size
Towels
10 bath towels
10 hand towels
14 wash cloths
1 bath mat
Delicates
3 camisoles
1 quilted robe
4 slips
4 panties
2 bras
2 nighties
1 baby’s dress
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Use warm or cold wash water for most
loads. Use hot water only when washing
heavy, greasy soils or whites.
Use cold rinses.
Wash full loads.
Use lower water levels when washing
small loads.
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Avoid rewashing. Use enough detergent
and pretreat stains or heavy soils. Use the
cycles and wash times recommended for
the fabric and soil.
Use your washer during off-peak hours usually early morning and late evening.
(Ask your power company.)
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Water
guidelines
Selecting
water
WASH WATER
TEMPERATURE*
HOT
130°F (54°C)
or above
temperatures
SUGGESTED
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WARM
90-l 10°F
(32-44°C)
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COLD
70-90°F
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FABRICS
Work clothes
Sturdy whites/colorfast
pastels
Diapers
DarkInoncolorfast colors
Permanent press items
Nylon, polyester, acrylics,
silks, woolens
Knits/delicate fabrics
Extra-sensitive colors
Noncolorfast items
Hand washables
COMMENTS
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Best cleaning for heavily soiled items
Removes oils, perspiration, greasy
soils, and stains
Prevents graying or yellowing
Best for moderately soiled to lightly
soiled items
Safe for most fabric finishes
Less fading and dye bleeding
Reduces wrinkling
Best for very lightly soiled items
Saves hot water
Best rinse water temperature
’ The washer features cold rinses for all wash temperatures. In addition, on some models,
warm rinses are available with warm washes. Warm rinse water provides better water
extraction than cold rinse water and shortens drying times. However, warm rinse water may
increase wrinkling when line drying. In cold climates, warm rinse water also provides a more
comfortable temperature for handling the wash load.
Checking
hot water
temperature
Your hot water should be 130°F (54°C) or
above. If you do not know your hot water
temperature, you can check it easily. You
may need to raise the temperature of your
water heater. To check your hot water:
1. Fill a pan with the hottest water available
from the faucet that fills your washer.
NOTE: If you do not have a faucet at your
washer site, collect the water from the
faucet closest to your washer.
2. Place a candy thermometer or cooking
thermometer in the water to check the
temperature.
NOTE: In wash water temperatures colder
than 70°F (21 “C), detergents do not dissolve
well. Also, soils may be difficult to remove,
and some fabrics may retain wear wrinkles
and may have increased pilling.
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Water
hardness
Many poor washing results can be traced to
the hardness of the wash water. To check
your water hardness:
l City water - ask the city water company.
l Well water - ask the local water authority.
Ask for the mineral content in grains/gallon
or parts/million. If your water is more than
8 grains/gallon or more than 137 parts/
million, you should consider:
l Installing
a water softener.
l Using more detergent.
l Using a packaged
water conditioner.
l Not using soap.
Washing
special-care
items
Most garments and household textiles have care labels with laundering instructions. Always
follow care label directions when they are available. Below are general washing instructions for some special washables.
ITEM
CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Blankets
(electric or woolen)
Pretreat spots and stains. Select water temperature, cycle, and
time according to the type of blanket being washed. Two rinses
may be necessary. Check care label to see if manufacturer
recommends machine washing.
Curtains, drapes,
slipcovers
Wash small loads. Crowding may cause wrinkling. Replace
slipcovers while still slightly damp. They will dry to fit tightly.
NOTE: Sun-damaged curtains and draperies will tear whether
hand or machine washed.
Diapers
Elastic,
When using chlorine bleach for soaking, add extra detergent to the
load. Avoid overuse of fabric softeners - absorbency will be
reduced.
spandex
Elastic picks up oil from the body. Oil can damage elastic. Wash
often to reduce the damage. Use warm water and sufficient
detergent to remove oils. Do not use chlorine bleach.
Flame-retardant
clothing
Items will be clearly labeled as flame-retardant. Follow
manufacturer’s instructions to retain flame-retardant qualities.
Hand washables
Garments are labeled “Hand Wash” because:
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The fiber or construction
may be sensitive to agitation.
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The fabric contains sensitive dyes that may bleed.
Properly sort and then use your Hand Washables cycle for gentle
washing. Follow care label directions for drying. Items that may
shrink should be dried flat. Block these items by gently stretching to
original measurements. Woolens tend to shrink more the first time
they are washed.
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ITEM
CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Knits
Knits are comfortable to wear because they stretch. However, this
means that knits are more likely to be stretched and damaged
when washed (especially bulky knits). Knits made of synthetic
fabrics such as polyester, nylon, and acrylic tend to keep their
original shape more than knits made of cotton or ramie.
Pillows,
toys
stuffed
Washing feather pillows is not recommended
dried in a dryer.
Plastic,
items
rubber
Treat as delicate items. Wash in warm water. Wash small items in
a mesh bag.
Quilts,
bedspreads
Scatter rugs
Snowsuits,
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unless they will be
Do not wash cotton-filled comforters unless they are quilted or
stitched. Tucked cotton batting tends to slip and become lumpy.
An extra rinse may be necessary.
Shake or vacuum rugs to remove loose dirt. Wash more than one
rug at a time. If washing only one rug, add bath towels to balance
the load.
Jackets
Wash only one or two items at a time. You may need to stop the
washer occasionally to press air from the items being washed. An
extra rinse may be necessary.
Removing
Stains
Stained, heavily soiled, or greasy items may need to be prewashed or soaked for best
results. Soaking helps remove protein-type stains like blood, milk, or grass. Prewashing
loosen soil before washing.
Stain
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removal
rules
Use warm water for soaking or prewashing
stained laundry. Hot water can set stains.
Most stains are easier to remove when
they are fresh. Old or set stains may not
come out. Follow package directions for
pretreatment products.
Before treating any stain, find out what
kind of stain it is, how old the stain is, what
kind of fabric it is, and if the fabric is
colorfast. (Check the care label.)
Washing and drying can set some stains.
Start with cold or warm water. Hot water
can set some stains.
Stain
removal
helps
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When bleach is recommended, use a
bleach that is safe for the fabric.
Test stain removers on an inside seam or
hidden corner of the item to see if the color
is removed.
Put the stained area face down on a paper
towel or white cloth. Apply the stain
remover to the back of the stain. This
forces the stain off the fabric instead of
through it.
Meat tenderizer or enzyme presoaks help
break down some protein stains so they
are easier to remove.
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STAIN
TO REMOVE
Alcoholic
beverage
These stains turn brown with age, so treat immediately. Sponge or soak
fresh stains with cold water. Wash. If stain remains, soak 15 minutes in a
solution of lukewarm water, liquid detergent, and a few drops of white
vinegar. Rinse. Wash.
Blood
Rinse immediately or soak in cold water with enzyme presoak for 30
minutes or longer. Rinse. Rub detergent into any remaining stains. Rinse.
If stain remains, put a few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide on stain for 3-5
minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Wash.
Chewing
gum
Use ice to make gum hard. Scrape off what you can. Sponge with a
nonflammable fabric cleaner. Let dry. Wash.
Chocolate
or coffee
Sponge immediately with a nonflammable fabric cleaner or apply a prewash
soil and stain remover. Rinse. Wash. If stain remains, apply a liquid detergent to stain or soak in warm water with an enzyme presoak. Rewash.
Crayon and
candle wax
Scrape off excess with a dull knife. Place fabric between two blotters or
facial tissue. Press with warm iron. Remove color stain with nonflammable
fabric cleaner. Hand wash until stain is gone. If full load is crayon stained,
take to cleaners or coin-operated dry cleaning machine.
Cream,
milk, or
ice cream
Sponge with a nonflammable fabric cleaner, or a prewash soil and stain
remover. Rinse. Wash. Repeat if necessary. If stain remains, apply a few
drops of liquid detergent and a few drops of ammonia. Blot dry and rinse.
If stain remains, soak in an enzyme presoak. Wash.
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STAIN
TO REMOVE
Deodorants
and antiperspirants
Light stain: Treat with liquid detergent or your regular laundry detergent.
Wash in hottest water safe for fabric.
Fat, grease,
or oil
Items soiled with vegetable or cooking oil should not be washed or dried.
See vegetable/cooking
oil Warning on page 3. For other types of greasy
stains, use one of the methods below:
l Use pretreatment
stain remover. Follow label directions. Wash in hottest
water safe for fabric.
l Use talcum
powder to absorb as much grease as possible. Sponge with
a nonflammable fabric cleaner. Rinse. Wash.
l Treat with liquid detergent
or rub a detergent paste on the stain. Wash
using hottest water safe for fabric.
Fruit stains
Fresh stains: Soak immediately in cool water. Wash. If stain remains,
cover area with a paste made of color safe bleach, a few drops of hot
water, and a few drops of ammonia. Wait 15 to 30 minutes. Wash.
Heavy stain: Place face down on towel and treat with a paste of ammonia and color safe bleach. Let stand for 30 minutes. Wash in hottest water
safe for fabric.
Old stains: Sponge with white vinegar. Rinse. Repeat procedure for
fresh stains.
Grass or
green
vegetables
Soak in warm or cold water with an enzyme presoak for at least 30
minutes, or sponge with denatured alcohol. Wash in water temperature
and bleach safe for the fabric. For colored fabrics, check colorfastness
before applying alcohol. For acetate, sponge with a nonflammable fabric
cleaner. If stain remains, bleach with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Rinse.
Rewash.
Ink or
ballpoint
pen Ink
Spray stain with an aerosol hair spray or rubbing alcohol. Sponge stain
continuously until all bleeding stops. Let dry. Repeat if necessary. Wash.
If stain remains, bleach if safe for fabric. (India and other indelible inks
are almost impossible to remove completely.)
Iron or rust
Colored or noncolorfast
items: Apply lemon juice and salt. Place in the
sun to dry. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.
White or colorfast Items: Try a rust remover. Test first on inside seam
or hem. Some rust removers are not washer safe. Follow package
directions.
Ketchup or
tomato
products
Sponge immediately with a nonflammable fabric cleaner or apply a
prewash soil and stain remover. Rinse. Wash. If stain remains, apply a
liquid detergent to stain or soak in warm water with an enzyme presoak.
Rewash.
Lipstlck
Apply nonflammable fabric cleaner or prewash soil and stain remover.
Blot with absorbent material. Repeat if necessary. Rinse. If stain still
remains, rub with liquid detergent. Wash.
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STAIN
TO REMOVE
Meat juice,
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Scrape off excess with a dull knife. Soak in cold or warm water with
enzyme presoak at least 30 minutes, or treat stains with a nonflammable
fabric cleaner. Wash.
Mildew
Wash in hottest water safe for fabric. If stain remains, soak in warm water
and a color safe bleach for 15 to 30 minutes. Rewash. (Old mildew stains
are almost impossible to remove. Mildew fungus destroys or weakens
fabrics.) An alternative to bleach is to treat with salt and lemon juice and
dry in direct sunlight. Rinse and rewash. Mildew may form if wet or damp
laundry remains in your washer for extended periods of time. To prevent
mildew, promptly dry laundry after washing.
Mustard
Treat immediately. Scrape off excess mustard. Sponge with a nonflammable fabric cleaner or a prewash soil and stain remover. Rinse. Work
liquid detergent and a few drops of vinegar into stain. Rinse. If stain
remains, apply 3% hydrogen peroxide. Rinse and wash.
Paint
Hand wash paint-stained
items.
Water base: Treat stains while still wet. (These paints cannot be removed
after they have dried.) Rinse in warm water to flush out paint. Sponge with
a nonflammable fabric cleaner. Rinse. Wash.
Oil base: Scrape off fresh paint. Sponge with a nonflammable fabric
cleaner or treat stain with recommended thinner. While stain is still wet
with solvent, rub liquid detergent into it. Wash with hottest water safe
for fabric.
Perspiration
Remove stains before ironing. Perspiration stains may weaken fabric.
Wash or sponge stain thoroughly with detergent and warm water. If
perspiration has changed the color of the fabric, use one of the following
treatments:
Fresh stains: Apply ammonia to stain. Rinse. Launder to remove
ammonia odor.
Old stains: Apply white vinegar to stain. Rinse. Launder to remove
vinegar odor.
Scorch
Severe scorch cannot be removed. Wet stain with 3% hydrogen peroxide.
Cover with a dry cloth and press with an iron as hot as is safe for fabric.
Rinse well. Wash.
OR
Wet with lemon juice and spread in the sun to dry. Wash.
Soft drinks
Sponge immediately
set stain.
with cold water and alcohol. Heat and detergent may
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Troubleshooting
Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Check the following
list for common laundry problems and the next page for common washer problems. If you
need further assistance, see page 26.
Common
laundrv - problems
CAUSE
PROBLEM
Brown, yellow
stains
Dye transfer
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Gray whites,
dingy colors
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Greasy looking
spots
Lint
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Load too wet
after spin
Shrlnking
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Snags, rips,
and holes
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Stiff, rough
fabrics
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Twisting/
Tangllng
Wrlnkllng
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Yellow areas
(from body oils)
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Chlorine staining
Iron in water heater or pipes; iron and manganese
Improper sorting
Load not immediately
in water
removed from washer after end of cycle
Improper sorting
Water temperature too low
Not enough detergent
Using soap in very hard water (use detergent in hard water)
Fabric softener poured directly on clothes
Not enough detergent, or dispenser not used
Improper sorting
Paper or tissue in pockets
Pilling being mistaken for lint
Not enough detergent
Cold rinses
Cycle stopped before spinning is complete
Fabric type (some knits stretch during manufacturing
laundering returns fabric to original size)
Care label directions not followed
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Items damaged before washing
Misuse of chlorine bleach (do not pour directly on clothes);
dispenser not used
Sharp items not removed from pockets; fasteners not fastened
Using soap in very hard water (use detergent in hard water)
Not enough detergent
Line drying
Overloading
Clothes wrapped around agitator
Overloading (leave more room for permanent press and knits)
Load not immediately removed from washer after cycle
Warm rinse water
Cycle selection incorrect
Water temperature too low
Not enough detergent
Common
washer
problems
Before calling for service, check these:
Is the lid closed?
Is the Cycle Control Knob set and pulled out?
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Is the power cord firmly plugged into a live outlet with proper voltage?
Have you blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
Are both the hot and cold water faucets turned on?
Are the water hoses kinked or clogged?
Is the drain hose lower than the water level in the washer? It must be higher.
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Is t h e washer making noises (see page 1 l), or vibrating?
111)) Is the wash load properly distributed
around the agitator?
NOTE: Washer stops briefly during a wash cycle. These pauses are normal.
If none of these items was causing your problem, see “Requesting
page 26.
Assistance
or Service” on
25
Reauestina
or Service-
Assistance
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Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting” on pages 24-25. It
may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. If you need
assistance*
...
Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number.
Dial toll-free from anywhere
in the U.S.A.:
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1-800-253-l 301
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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. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you
need
service*
- See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized
Whirlpool Service
(ExampIer XYZ Service Co.)
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WASHING
DRYERS,
FSP
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 2 or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number in
Step 1.
4. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved . . .
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...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
authorized Whirlpool service
companies. Whirlpool service
SERVKE technicians are trained to fulfill
the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service,
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anywhere in the United States. To locate the
authorized Whirlpool service company in
your area, call our Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number (see Step 1) or
look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
*APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR, SERVICE (L REPAIR
3. If you need
replacement
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Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program (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, and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
Gearcase assembly
covered by your
MACHINES
IL
SERVICE A REPAIR
- See- Whirlpool Appliances or
Atihorized
Whirlpool Service
(Example: XYZ Service Co.)
When asking for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model
and serial numbers, and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us
respond properly to your request.
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WHIRLPOOL@
Automatic
Washer Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized Whirlpool 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 “Requesting Assistance or Service” section of
this book.
FSP replacement parts for any top and lid rust.
LIMITED TEN-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement of outer tub should it crack, or fail to contain
water, due to defective materials or workmanship.
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your washer.
2. Instruct you how to use your washer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
B. Repairs when your washer is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your washer is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your 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
appliance.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
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 “Requesting Assistance or Service” section of this book.
After checking “Requesting Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, 1-800-253-1301, from anywhere in
the U.S.A.
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