Whirlpool LA5705XM Operating instructions

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WASHER
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LA5705XM
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Parts and features
LOAD
SIZE
LAUNDRY
INF~;~T$;ON
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TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
CYCLE
IQUID BLEACH
DISPENSER
(not shown)
-AGITATOR
-BASKET
-TUB
Remove
the Consumer
Buy Guide label. It will be
easier
to remove
before
the washer is used.
You should wipe out the
basket with a damp cloth
before
using to remove
dust
from
storing
or
shipping.
Copy
your
Model
and Serial
Numbers
When youneed
service or call with a
question, have this information
ready:
1. Complete
Model
and Serial Numbers [from plate under the lid near the
hinge).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Keep this book in the Laundry Information Center with your”Laundry
Guide,”
sales slip and warranty.
There is no warranty
registration
to return.
that is required
for in-warranty
service.
2
Model
Senal
here
Number
Number
Purchase Date
Service Company/
Phone Number
Proof-of-purchase
IS all
Your
responsibilities
Read this ‘Its& and Care Guide”
and your “Laundry Guide” carefully for important
use and safety
information.
You are personally responsible
for making sure that your
washer...
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is installed
by a qualifiedinstaller.
is properly
installed
and
leveled
on a floor that can
support the weight?
is connected
to the right kind
of outlet, electric
supply, water
supply and drain.*
is properly
grounded:
is used only for jobs normally
expected
of home automatic
washers.
is properly
maintained.
is protected
from the weather
and kept where the temperature will not fall below freezing.
is not run by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
*See the”Installation
Instructions”
for complete
information.
Contents
Page
PARTSAND FEATURES _. _.
2
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
3
SAFETY FIRST
3
STARTING YOUR WASHER
4
WHAT HAPPENS IN
EACHCYCLE
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6
OTHER OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
8
For a Rinse and Spin
8
For a Drain and Spin
8
For a Soak or Pre-Wash
8
Liquid Bleach Dispenser
9
Cleaning
the Lint Filter
9
Suds-Misep
System
(Model LA5705XM only]
10
CARING FOR YOUR
WASHER
11
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
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Starting
your washer
1. Measure and add detergent.
2. Place sorted load in washer.
3. Start washer.
Before starting
your washer:
Select
LOAD
a
SIZE
2.
Turn the knob to point at a setting
that describes
the size of load you
want to wash
. Set the knob on or between
EX
SMALL (a few items) and LARGE [a
full load).
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See your “Laundry
on load sizes.
LOAD
Guide”
SIZES
for details
AND
WATER
Use less than a full tub of water
when you have less than a full load
to wash.
LARGE
MEDIUM
EX SMALL
Match the wash and rinse water
temperatures
to the type of fabrics
and solIs being washed
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shows a warm wash
(top temperature]
and cold rinse
(bottom temperature)
selectron
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Recommended
wash temperatures
can be found in your “Laundry Guide”
and printed under the washer lid.
LEVELS
For best cleanrng
results, the
load must be able to move freely
In the water Too big a load ortoo
little water can tear items
(16.9 gals /64 0 L)’
(13.5 gals./51.1 L)’
( 99gols./37
5 L)’
‘Approximate
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Select WATER
TEMPERATURES
fill with load
3.
Start
the washer
A. Push in the Control Knob and
turn it to the right. It must be
pushed in and turned only
clockwise.
C. Start the washer
by pulling out
the Control Knob. The washer
will fill to the level you set with
wash water of the selected
temperature.
After filling, the
washer will agitate
for the
selected
number of mlnUteS
B. Stop on a number
in the cycle
you want. The numbers are
minutes of wash time. The
drawing
shows 8 minutes of
agitation
in the REGULAR HEAVY
Cycle.
D. To stop the washer
at any time
push in the Control Knob. To
restart the washer, pull out the
Control Knob.
To set the controls for a rinse and
spin, a drain and spin, or a soak
or pre-wash.
see page 8.
What happens in each cycle
Each cycle has different agitation
and spin speeds designed
for different
kinds of fabrics. Numbers on the dial in each cycle are the minutes of WASH
agitation
time.
When the Cycle Control Knob is set to a number and pulled out,the washer
fills before agitation
and timing start. After agitation
starts, the knob turns
REGULAR
HEAVY
Cycle
High agitation
and
spin speeds help rem love
heavy soils and spin
water from heavy or
sturdy cotton fabrics.
PERMANENT
PRESS
Cycle
High-speed
agitation,
low-speed
spin and cooling of the wash water before the spin help clean
clothing
and keep
wrinkles from setting into
permanent
press fabrics.
KNITS/GENTLE
Cycle
Low agitation
and spin
speeds and shorter wash
time gently wash delicate
items and washable
synthetic
knits.
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SOAK
AND
PRE-WASH
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2--he\
BoaIt
Cycles
Periods of agitation
and
soaking time clean
stained, yellowed,
gray
or heavily soiled laundry.
Use recommended
amount of detergent.
clockwise
until it paints
to OFF and the cycle ends.
spraying
cycles, cold water is sprayed
NOTE:You may hear the sound of water
some cycles. In some
help with the rinsing.
during the spin parts of
on the spinning
load to
NOTE: Always
permanent
tlOn I’ 1 S%
use cold rinse water for
press fabrics.
1’ IAgii
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Pre-wash setting
begins here (see page
8)
Special care is needed
when soaking or pre-washing
See your “laundry
Guide” for proper use of this cycle;
laundry.
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Other operating
For a rinse
instructions
For a drain
and spin
For agitation
and spin
Your washer can be set to drain
and spin out water.
l Push Control
Knob in.
l Turn clockwise
to the bar just before
OFF in any cycle. See above
drawing.
l Pull Control
Knob out.
l The washer
will drain and spin.
You may need an extra rinse and
spin for heavily soiled loads which
need more detergent.
(Extra detergent can require an extra rinse.)
l Push Control
Knob in.
l Turn clockwise
to any l on the dial.
See above drawing.
l Pull Control
Knob out.
l The washer
will fill to selected
level
with cold water,agitate
2 minutes,
drain and spin.
and spin speeds
in each
cycle,
see pages
6 and
7.
For a soak or pm-e-wash
soak
reTwash
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For best results, use warm water
for soaking or pre-washing
stained
laundry.
l Use enough
detergent
or pre-soak
product for a single load.
l Push Control
Knob in.
l Turn clockwise
to point at a number
in the SOAK Cycle.
l Pull Control
Knob out.
l When the cycle
is over, add detergent for the next selected
wash
cycle. Important: See additional
care information on page 7 of your
“laundry Guide!’
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Set the washer and start the next
selected
wash cycle.
To start the soak or pre-wash with agitation,
the Cycle
Knob must point to a number in the Cycle.
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Control
Liquid
bleach dispenser
Always measure bleach. Do not
guess. Follow directions
on the bottle
for the amount to use. Never use
more than 1 cup (250 ml) for a full
load. Use less with lower water level
settings. Use a cup with a pouring
spout to avold spilling.
1. Load the washer first
2. Pour measured
bleach carefully
into dispenser. DO NOT let bleach
splash, drip or run down into the
washer basket. Undiluted bleach
will damage
any fabric it touches.
3. Start the washer. Bleach will be
diluted automatically
during the
wash part of the cycle.
For more information
Cleaning
on bleaching,
the lint filter
Water run< through the lint filter
whenever
the washer agitates.
Check it often to make sure it’s clean
and is filtering at its best
To remove it for cleaning,
press the
release and pull straight out. Instructions for cleaning
are printed on the
bottom of the filter.
see”Laundry
Guide”
page
11.
For Model
LA5705XM
The
SUDS-MISER”
System
Your washer has the SUDS-MISER System.jt has two drain hoses
One hose moves a portion of used wash water Into a storage tub
and moves it back Into the washer for use during the next wash
The other hose carries water to another tub wrth an open dram, or
to a standprpe
drain
If you do not want to re-use wash water for a load. leave the
stopper out of the storage tub so the water drains away
STORAGE
run \
SIANDPIPE
The SUDS-MISER’ System stores a portron of the wash water.
If you hove a storage tub big enough to hold 25 gallons (95
liters) of water, you can have a qualified
installer convert your
washer to save more of the water.
To save wash water
Be sure the stopper is in the storage tub. The SUDS-MISER System
does not save rinse water from any cycle, nor does it save wash
water from the PERMANENT PRESS Cycle.
4. Add
about
“2 the recomTo re-use wash water
mended
amount of detergent.
1. Set Cycle
Control
Knob on
5. Put in the clothes.
SUDS (see illustration).
6. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob
2. Pull the Control Knob out. The
to start the washer.
washer will pump most of the
7. Drain the storage
tub. Water
water
from the storage
tub
still
in
the
tub
will
have
any soil
back into the washer basket.
that has settled out. The hose
Do not add clothes
at this
is cut on an angle to leave betime. The washer will finish fillhind about
an inch of water
ing with fresh water
and
any
soil
from previous
3. When the water has pumped
wash.
back into the washer, push in
the Cycle Control Knob.
If You want a cycle other than
REGULAR HEAVY to follow SUDS,
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push in the Cycle Control
Knob after the water has been
pumped
back into the washer.
Turn the knob right (clockwise)
to the cycle and wash time
You want
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Caring for your washer
WHEN NOT WASHING, keep both
water faucets turned off. This takes
the pressure off the water inlet valve
and hoses.
AFTER WASHING, use a soft dry cloth
to wipe the outside and inside dry.
Leave the lid up until the basket is dry.
Wipe up spills right away. Spills can
dull or damage
the finish.
REMOVE SHARP OBJECTS such as pins,
buckles,
etc., from clothes
before
washing. Close metal zippers.
SHARP OR HEAVY OBJECTS should
never be put on or in the washer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts,
tools, etc.
SOME PRETREATMENT PRODUCTS
can damage
washer and dryer dials,
consoles and finishes. Do not use
these products
on or near your
washer or dryer.
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Winterizing
Because some water stays In the washer, freezing can cause a lot of damage.
If your washer IS
stored or moved during the cold weather..
1. Shut off both water
faucets. Disconnect and drain
water inlet hoses.
To use the washer
2. Put a quart of
automobile-type
antifreeze
in the
basket.
again..
.
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2. Connect hoses to the washer.
3. Turn on the water faucets
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3. Set the washer for a
DRAIN and SPIN
[see page 8). Let it
run for about 30
seconds to mix the
antifreeze
and
water.
4. Run the washer
through a complete cycle with
one cup of detergent to clean out
the antifreeze.
If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
I. Before calling
forassistance...
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Performance
problems
often result from little things you can find
and fix yourself without tools of any
kind.
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT FILL:
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Is the power supply
plugged
in?
Are both water
cord
faucets
open?
Are fuses blown or circuit-breaker
tripped?
l Are the water
supply hoses
kinked?
l Is the Cycle
Control Knob set and
pulled out?
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT SPIN:
l Is the lid closed?
l Is the power
supply cord
plugged
in?
l Is a fuse blown
or circuit-breaker
tripped?
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IF YOUR WASHER STOPS DURING
THE PERMANENT PRESS CYCLE:
l Remember,
the washer will stop
for about 1112minutes after the
partial drain during the cooldown period in this cycle.
IF WASHER FILLS AND DRAINS
WITHOUT RUNNING:
l Make
sure that the Cycle Control
Knob is pointing to a number in
the cycle.
MAKE SURE THE DRAIN HOSE IS
HIGHER THAN THE WATER LEVEL IN
THE WASHER. IF IT ISN’T...
l The washer
may seem to be
draining
during wash and rinse
cycles.
l Water
con siphon out. (See “lnstallation
Instructions:‘]
2. If you need assistance *. . .
4. If you have a problem *. . .
Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE” service assistance telephone number.
Dial tree from:
Contlnental U.S. . (800) 2534301
Mlchlgan
. . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska 8 Hawall (800) 2534121
Call our COOL-LINE
service
assistance
telephone
number
(see
Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Guy Turner, Vice President
Whirlpool
Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
*If you must call or write, please provide: model number, serial number,
date of purchase,
and a complete
description
of the problem.
This information
is needed
in order to better respond
to your request
for
assistance.
and talk with one of ourtrained
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.
3. If you need service*. . .
Whirlpool
has
a nationwide
network of franchised
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