Welcome
Safety
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Instructions
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At A Glance
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Features
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Care and Cleaning
Storing
Water
Before
the Washer
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Warranty
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MAYI'AG
Model:
LAW9406
Welcome
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Welcome and congratulations
on your
purchase
of a
2) Have proof of original date of purchase.
Consumer Rated No.1 Maytag
Washer! Your complete satisfaction is very important to us.
Read this manual
Please attach your sales receipt here.
for best
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to acquaint you with proper
operating and maintenance procedures.
results. It contains instructions
In addition you will find a I_undering
Tips guide
packed with your washer. It contains information on recommended laundering procedures, stain removal and
special laundering situations.
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go wrong, we suggest consulting the
"Before You Call" section in the back of this
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Save time and money. If something should
book. It is designed to help you solve basic
problems before consulting a servicer.
However, should you need assistance, it is helpful to:
1) Have complete model and serial number identification of your washer. This is located on a data plate on the
top edge of the control panel. Record these numbers
below for easy access.
Model Number
For additional questions, please contact us:
Serial Number
Maytag Consumer Information
One Dependability Square
Newton, Iowa 50208
(515) 791-8911
Internet: http://www.maytag.com
(Mon.-Fri., 8am-5pm Central Time)
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For service and warranty information, see back page.
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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,
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Important
Safety
Instructions
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_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:
1. Read all instructions before using the appliance,
been used for such a period, before using a wash-
2.
ing machine or combination washer-dryer, turn
on all hot water faucets and let the water flow
3.
4.
5.
6.
As with any equipment using electricity 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.
from each for several minutes. This will release
any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is
flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame
during this time.
Do not install or store this appliance where it will be
exposed to the weather.
7.
Install and level washer on a floor that can support
the weight.
Do not reach into the appliance if the agitator is
moving.
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 instructions for grounding this appliance,
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 with controls.
10. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or
attempt any servicing unless specifically recom-
To avoid the possibility of fire or explosion:
mended in published user-repair instructions that
you understand and have the skills to carry out.
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
that could ignite or explode. Hand wash and line
dry any items containing these substances,
11. Unplug power supply cord before attempting to service your washer.
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
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
the washer is operated.
13. Store laundry aids and other material in a cool, dry
place where children cannot reach them.
until all traces of these liquids or solids and their
fumes have been removed,
These items include acetone, denatured alcohol,
gasoline, kerosene, some liquid household clean-
14. Do nut 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.
ers, some spot removers, turpentine, waxes and
wax removers.
b. Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or
15, Do not use chlorine bleach and ammonia or acids
(such as vinegar or rust remover) in the same wash.
Hazardous fumes can form.
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
EXPLOSIVE.
If the hot water system has not
17. Before the appliance is removed from service or discarded, remove the door to the washing compartment.
Save These
Instructions
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Controls
Step 0
At A Glance ...........................................
Select Cycle
Press the control
knob in and turn clockwise
to the
desired cycle. Pull the knob out to start the washer.
DELICATES
is designed
for items
requiring
delicate
wash
action.
Cycles available:
utes of wash time
LIGHT - approximately 7-9 minutes of
NORMAL
wash time- approximately 10-12 min-
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the Water-Saver
Option. See
page 5 for more information.
WATER RETURN is used with
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DELICATES
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rinse
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spin
EXTRA HEAVY - approximately
18 minutes of wash time
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cool down
LIGHT
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EASY CARE /
PERMANENT PRESS
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EASY CARE/PERMANENT
PRESS is designed
to minimize wrinkles with a cool-down
spray
the wash. Cycles available:
HEAVY - approximately
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(NORMAL)
time
HEAVY - approximately
of wash time
16-
13-15 minutes
NORMAL - approximately
10-12 min-
utes of wash time
LIGHT - approximately 7-9 minutes of
wash time
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rinse following
REGULAR
is used for normal, sturdy
fabrics. Cycles available:
10-14 minutes of wash time
- approximately 7-9 minutes of wash
LIGHT - approximately 5-6 minutes of wash time
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Step 0
Select
Water Level
Turn the WATER LEVEL
to the setting that
size of the load.
knob
matches
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Items must circulate
freely for best results.
Step 0
Select
Turn the WASH/RINSE
Water Temperature
knob to
WASH / RINSE TEMP
Use the chart at right
WARM
WARM
WARM
COLD
HOT
REMEMBER:
In
wash
COLD
LOAD TYPE
soiled, color-fast
items
Warm/Warm
Delicate
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Warm/Cold
items
Moderately soiled,
colored items; most
Easy Care/Permanent
Press items
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well or clean well. Care
labels define cold water as up
to 85 ° E
Start
Hot/Cold
COLD
COLD
water temperatures below 65 °
F, detergents do not dissolve
Step 0
TEMPS
White and heavily
the desired water temperatures.
Follow the garment care label for
best results
as a guide.
WASH/RINSE
Cold/Cold
Brightly colored,
lightly soiled items;
washable woolens
Washer
• Add detergent.
• Add load and close lid.
• Pull out control knob to start
NOTE: The washspin speeds are automatically
programmed to assure proper agitation and spinning for each load type. _GUIAR
cycles will pro.
vide a fast wash/spin speed. EASY CARE/PERMA :
NENT PRESS will have a fast wash
speed
along with a cool-down spray rinse. DELICATE
cycles will have a gentle wash and slow final spin
speed.
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Special
Features
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Water-Saver Option
WATERSAVER
Turning the selector knob to
SAVE allows wash water
from REGULAR and DEL-
SAVE
ICATE cycles to be pumped
DRAIN
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6. Reset the control knob to a Regular cycle or a
Delicate cycle. If extra water is needed for the water
level selected, the washer will add it automatically. If
the temperature selection is on "HOT", the water
added will help maintain the temperature of the saved
water.
into a separate storage tub
(approximately
24-gallon
capacity) and saved for the
next load. (All rinse water
will drain as usual.)
7. Leave the control knob on SAVE if you want to reuse
the wash water again. If not, turn to DRAIN,
8. Rinse the storage tub out to remove any sediment
once your laundry is done.
When the selector knob is
Water-Saver
turned to DRAIN, the wash water is not saved for reuse.
The water drains normally.
Saved
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(Do not add the load until the water from the storage
tub has been returned to the washer tub,)
NOTE: Water cannot be saved when EASY CARE/PERMANENT PRESS cycles are used. It is best not to reuse
wash water for washing permanent press items. These
items may pick up soil and lint suspended from previous
washings, which may be difficult to remove,
Return
Osage
• Suggested loads and laundering sequence are:
a. Lightly soiled whites, such as sheets and pillow cases.
b. Lightly soiled colors, such as cotton blouses, shirts
and sheets.
Wash Water
c. Dark or bright colored items.
To return the saved wash water into the washer for the
next load follow these steps:
(Do not add the load until the water from the storage
tub has been returned to the washer tub.)
d. Heavily soiled items such as jeans, work clothes
or rugs.
NOTE: It is recommended that permanent press items
be washed in fresh water.
1. Push in the cycle control knob and turn clockwise to
the WATER RETURN
• position.
• The first load should be one that can be safely washed
2. Pull out the control knob to start pumping the water
from the storage tub back into the washer. The washer lid must be closed. The washer will start agitating
when the control knob is pulled out and will continue
to agitate until it is pushed in.
3. After the water has been returned to the washer tub,
push in the control knob. (A small amount of water
and sediment will remain in the storage tub.)
in hot water. When the water is reused, the temperature
will be suitable for warm water washing.
• The number of times the wash water is saved and
reused depends upon how dirty the loads are and the
scarcity of water.
4. Add approximately 1/2 the normal amount of detergent and, if desired, the normal amount of bleach.
5. ADD WASH LOAD.
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Bleach Dispenser
Fabric Softener
The dispenser automatically dilutes liquid chlorine
bleach before it reaches your wash load. To use, follow
these steps:
This dispenser automatically releases liquid fabric softener at the proper time during the cycle. To use, follow
these steps:
1. Measure liquid chlorine bleach carefully, following
the instructions on the bottle,
1. Pour liquid fabric softener into the dispenser using
the amount recommended on the package.
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 until it reaches the
MAX line.
NOTE:
NOTE:
• Never pour undiluted liquid chlorine bleach directly
onto the load or into the wash tub. It is a powerful
• Do not stop the washer during the first spin. This will
cause the dispenser to empty too soon.
chemical and can cause fabric damage, such as tearing or color loss, if not used properly,
• Never pour fabric softener directly on the load. It will
leave spots and stains.
• If you prefer to use color-safe, non-chlorine bleach,
pour it into the wash tub with your detergent. Do not
pour non-chlorine bleaches into the bleach dispenser,
• 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 liquid chlorine bleach into
bleach dispenser,
Dispenser
Pour liquid fabric softener into cup and
dilute with warm water.
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Operating
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For detailed information on sorting, pretreating
stains, etc., see the enclosed Laundry Tips pamphlet.
Loading
• Put dry, unfolded clothes loosely in the tub, up to the
top row of holes for a maximum load.
Detergent
• Do not wrap large items like sheets around the agita-
• Use either liquid or granular laundry detergent. For
tor.
best results, be sure detergent is added to the
washer BEFORE the load and be sure wash water
is above 65° E
• Mix large and small items for best circulation. Wash
bulky items like blankets separately.
• Use the correct amount of detergent for the load size,
soil level and water conditions. Use more detergent if
you have hard water and very soiled loads,
When laundering permanent press items or items of
delicate construction, washable woolens or loosely
knit items, never use less than the MEDIUM water
level setting. This will minimize shrinkage, wrinkling
If you have soft water or a lightly soiled load, use less
detergent. (See manufacturer's instructions.)
and pulling of seams.
• For best results, add the detergent to washtub before
• If using wash water saved form a pervious load, use
only half of the normal amount of detergent.
adding the load.
• Wipe up any detergent spills on the washer.
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• If the washer stops during the spin, it may be due to
an unevenly distributed load. If this happens, push in
the control knob, open the lid, redistribute the load,
close the lid and pull out the control knob. The spin
will resume at the point it was interrupted,
• This washer is designed so that it will not agitate or
spin when the lid is open. It will, however, fill with
the lid open so water is available for pretreating stains
or diluting fabric softener. However, when returning
saved water, the lid must be closed.
• The washer will pause briefly throughout each cycle.
These pauses are normal,
• If you open the lid during a cycle, the washer will
stop. When the lid is closed and the control knob
pulled out, the washer will continue the cycle at the
point it was interrupted.
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Care
and Cleaning
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Turn off the water faucets after finishing the day's washing. This will shut off the water supply to the washer
Cabinet - clean with soap and water followed with an
appliance wax, if desired.
and prevent the unlikely possibility of damage from
escaping water,
Use a soft cloth to wipe up all detergent, bleach or other
spills as they occur.
Interior - hard water deposits may be removed, if
needed, using a recommended cleaner labeled washer safe.
Clean the following as recommended:
Control Panel - clean with a soft, damp cloth and glass
cleaner. Do not use abrasive powders or cleaning
pads.
Storing
the Washer .............................................
Washers can be damaged if water is not removed from
hoses and internal components before storage. Prepare
the washer for storage as follows:
• Advance the cycle control knob to Spin and lower the
drain hose to eliminate any water that may be in the
drain hose.
• Select the NORMAL cycle for regular fabrics and add
one cup of bleach or white vinegar to a full load of
water without clothes. Run the washer through a
complete cycle.
• Disconnect the washer from the electrical supply and
leave the washer lid open to let air circulate inside the
tub.
• Turn the water faucets off and disconnect the inlet
hoses.
Water
Use .............................................................
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Small
Approx. 28 gallons
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Mini
Approx. 27 gallons
(22 Imperial gallons; 102 liters)
Before You Call ........... ........................................
For problem laundry solutions (i.e. fabric damage, residue, tangling) and special laundry care procedures, see the enclosed Laundry Tips pamphlet.
Check these
)oints if your washer...
• Plug cord into live electrical outlet.
• Check fuse or reset circuit breaker.
• Turn the control knob to proper cycle and pull knob out to start the washer.
Won't Fill
If 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.
• Check fuse or reset circuit breaker.
• Turn the control knob to proper cycle and pull knob out to start the washer.
If equipped with buttons, be sure they are fully depressed.
• Close lid and pull knob out to start the washer. For your safety, washer will
not agitate or spin unless the lid is closed.
• The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch
should malfunction, the detector will stop operations for your safety. Call for
service.
Won't Agitate
• Unevenly distributed load. Redistribute the load, close the lid and pull knob
out. Check for leveling. Be sure water level is acceptable for load size.
• Check fuse or reset circuit breaker.
• Straighten drain hoses. Eliminate kinked hoses. If there is a drain restriction,
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• Close lid and pull knob out to start the washer. For your safety, washer will
not agitate or spin unless the lid is closed.
• Suds lock - caused by too much suds. Rewash without detergent. Use correct amount of a low-sudsing detergent.
• 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.
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Check these
points if your washer...
• Unevenly distributed load. Redistribute the load, close the lid and pull knob
out. Check for leveling. Be sure water level is acceptable for load size.
• Plug cord into live electrical outlet.
• Check fuse or reset circuit breaker.
• Turn the control knob to proper cycle and pull knob out to start the washer. If
equipped with buttons, be sure they are fully depressed.
• Close lid and pull knob out to start the washer. For your safety, washer will
not agitate or spin unless lid is closed.
• This may be a pause or soak period in the cycle. Wait briefly and it may start.
• The washer is equipped with a lid switch failure detector. If the lid switch
should malfunction, the detector will stop fill operations for your safety. Call
for service.
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Make sure hose connections are tight.
Make sure end of drain hose is correctly inserted and secured to drain facility.
Check hose to storage tank.
Avoid extended soaking - soak for 30 minutes or less.
Avoid overloading.
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Be sure washer is leveled properly as outlined in installation manual.
Weak floors can cause vibration and walking.
Be sure rubber feet are installed on leveling legs.
A noise is heard when water starts to drain into the storage tub and when it is
returned to the washer. This is normal.
• Turn both faucets on fully.
• If equipped with a temperature selector knob, 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
sure water supply is regulated correctly. Flush water line before filling
washer.
• 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.
• Water used from previous loads will be cooler. Select "Hot" for the added
water to help maintain desired temperature.
For further help, call Maytag Customer Assistance: U.S. 1-800-688-9900 or Canada 1-800-688-2002
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Automatic
Washer
Warranty
...........................
Full One Year Warranty
For one (1) year from the date of original retail purchase,
repaired or replaced free of charge.
Limited
Parts
fails in normal home use will be
Warranty
After the first year from the date of original
retail purchase
ed parts which fail in normal home use will be repaired
owner paying all other costs, including labor.
Second
any part which
through
the time periods listed below, the designat-
or replaced
free of charge
for the part itself, with the
Year - All parts.
Third through
Fifth Year - The drive motor.
Third
Tenth Year - All parts of the transmission
through
Additional
Limited
Should an exterior
Warranty
cabinet,
Against
including
All parts of the solid state controls
(if so equipped).
assembly.
Rust
the top, lid, and baseframe,
the date of original retail purchase, repair or replacement
the first and through the fifth year, repair or replacement
owner paying all other costs, including labor.
rust during the five year period
starting
from
will be made free of charge during the first year. After
will be made free of charge for the part itself, with the
This full warranty and the limited warranties apply when the appliance is located in the United States or Canada.
Appliances located elsewhere are covered by the limited warranties only, which include parts which fail during
the first year.
To Receive
Warranty
Service
To locate an authorized service company in your area, contact the Maytag dealer from whom your appliance was purchased
or call Maytag Customer Service. Should you not receive satisfactory warranty service, call or write:
Maytag Customer Assistance
c/o Maytag Customer Service
RO. Box 2370
Cleveland, TN 37320-2370
US
1-800-688-9900
CANADA
1-800-688-2002
When contacting Maytag Customer Service be sure to provide the model and serial numbers of your appliance, the name and
address of the dealer from whom you purchased the appliance and the date of purchase.
This Warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state,
Should you still have a problem, write to: Major Appliance Consumer Action Program (MACAP), 20 North Wacker Drive,
Chicago, Illinois 60606, MACAP is an industry sponsored but independent group of consumer experts who receive and act on
complaints from appliance owners.
NOTE:
When writing about an unsolved service problem, please include the following information:
(a) Your name, address and telephone number;
(b) Model number and serial numbers (found on top edge of control panel) of your appliance;
(c) Name and address of your dealer and date the appliance was bought;
(d) A clear description of the problem you are having;
(e) Water hardness, detergent brand and amount, water temperature and cycle used.
MAYTAG • One Dependability Square " Newton, Iowa 50208
Form No. 525CMA
Part No. 6 2167310
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