Model lB3OOOXL
Des&-i 2000
AUTOMATIC WASHER
Care
Guide
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Before using
your Washer
CAUTION- Store laundry detergent and additives in a cool, dry
Th ts washer IS different
from the
ones you may have used before
It IS
Important
that you read this and the
Laundry Guide carefully
to get the best
results.
You are personally
responsible for making sure that Your
washer...
Is lnsfalied
by a quaIlfled
Installer
Is properly
installed
and leveled
on a
floor that can support the weight.
l Is connected
to the right kind of outlet
electric
supply, water supply and drain
l Is properly
electrically
grounded
l Is used
only for jobs normally
expected
of home outomatlc
washers.
l Is properly
maintained.
l Is protected
from the weather
l Is not run by children
or anyone
unable to operate
It properly
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Remove
the Consumer
Buy
label
It WI/I be easier to remove
the washer IS used
You may want to wipe out the
basket with a damp cloth before using
to remove dust from storing or shipping.
Guide
before
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: See the
laundry
Guide for tips on detergents, other laundry aids and
instructions
for washing special
items.
See the lnstallatlon
lnstructlons
complete
information
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where
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Contents
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Before Using Your Washer
Loading Your Washer
Usrng Your Washer
Important
Detergent
lnformatron
For a Soak or Pre Wash’ : :
Cycle Operation
REGULAR
SHORT
HEAVY
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ForRinsing Only..
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For Spinning Only
If You Need Service or
Assistance
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1. Before Calling for Assistance
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2. If You Need Assistance
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3. IfYouNeedService
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4 IfYouHaveaProblem
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For best washing results and
energy savings, sort the laundry
carefully.
1. Sort the laundry
into loads.
l Group
the laundry into loads that
can be washed and dried together.
See the Laundry Guide for information and samples of typical
loads.
l Try to mix large
and small items for
best movement
in the washer.
2. Measure Detergent;
Add to
Washer Basket.
l See detergent
information
on page
6 and in Section IV of the Laundry
Guide.
3. load the Washer.
l Load
without packing
so items can
move freely for best cleaning
and
least wrinkling.
l Spread
the load evenly. (Don’t put
all the towels on one side and a few
wash cloths on the other.] An unbalanced load can cause the washer to
shake during spinning.
Avoid Damaging
Laundry
Carefully follow package
directions when using detergents,
bleaches,
softeners and other
laundry aids. For more information, see pages 16-22 in your
“Laundry Guide.”
Using Your Washer
Start your washer after you put in
detergent,
the load, and any other
laundry
aids according
to InformatIon
on page 3.
1.
Select
washer.
a cycle
and
2.
To adjust
temperature.
the wash water
t
start the
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Push the Cycle Control
Knob in and
turn it to the right (clockwise).
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Stop when the pointer
IS on the number of minutes you want In the cycle you
want
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Instructions
for which cycles to use for
each fabric
type are under the lid
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To start the washer, pull the Cycle
Control
Knob out When the cycle IS
over, the washer will stop.
To stop the washer at any time
during a cycle,
push the Control
Knob in. Pull it out to restart the washer
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To change
a setting, push the Conl
Hot wash can be selected
only in the
REGULAR
HEAVY Cycle
Push In and
turn the Cycle Control
Knob so it points
to the HOT FILL area. Pull the Control
Knob out to start.
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trol Knob in to stop the washer. Then
turn the Control Knob to the right (clockwise) to the setting you want. Pull the
knob out to start the washer.
Warm wash can be selected
in the
REGULAR ‘HEAVY Cycle. Push in and
turn the Cycle Control
Knob so it points
to the WARM
FILL area. PulI(the Control
Knob out to start.
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A worm wash IS pre-set In the
SHORT Cycle
Push In and turn the Control Knob so it points to the FILL bar. Pull
the Control
Knob out to start
All rinses use cold
3.
water.
To use less wash
water.
When you have only a few items
to wash, you may wont to use less water
to help save energy
Settmg the wosher
to fiii with /es wofer o/so sets /t for 0
shorter agitation
time
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The washer WIII fill to Its highest level
(about
14 8 gallons
or 56 0 liters) when
the Control
Knob points to a fill area
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To use less water, push the Control
Knob in and turn to the right (clockwise)
to a fill area in the cycle you want
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Pull the Control
Knob out, the washer
will start to fill.
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When there IS as much water as you
want in the washer, push the Control
Knob in SLOWLY turn It to the right, past
the fill area. Pull the Control
Knob out.
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You can have as many as 6 minutes
of agitation,
or as few as 2 minutes with
a low water level In the REGULAR i
HEAVY Cycle
In the SHORT Cycle.
you
will have about 4 minutes of agitation.
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For the rinse, the washer fills to Its
highest level with cold water.
4.
Load
sizes.
For the best cleaning
results, the
load should move freely in the water.
Watch for rollover. An Item (like a sock]
should sink and come up again
later
Important
Detergent
Information
washers
more
Detergents
and soaps clean
by loosening
soil, and by holding
It in
the water so It drains away. If not
enough
detergent
is used, soil and
lint can settle back on the Items in
the load.
SOAP works best In soft water
(O-4 grains hardness).
In harder water,
both the wash and rinse water should
be softened.
Use enough
soap to
make about 1% to 2 inches (3.8 to 5.5
cm) of suds.
DETERGENT works in hard or
soft water. Package
directions
are
usually based on soft water and
with normal-size
I. for hard water.
2. for heavy greasy or
oily soils
3. If the detergent
is low
phosphate.
4. for cold-water
washes
DETERGENT SUDS. There are
high, normal and low sudslng powdered detergents.
If the recommended
amount of detergent
makes
too much suds, switch to a lower
sudslng brand. DO NOT REDUCE THE
AMOUNT of detergent.
Use the followlng
chart as
beginning
suggestions
for powdered
and liquid detergent
amounts
See
your laundry Guide for more infOr-
mation
(pages
WATER HARDNESS
Powdered
Detergents
Low Suds
Normal
Suds
High Suds
No phosphate
Liquid Detergents
tubs. Use
detergent..
14-22).
IN GRAINS
O-4 Grains
4-10 Grains
lo-20 Grains
3h cup (175 mL)
I’/4 cups (250-300
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1% cups (425 ml)
11/4-11/zcups
(300-350 mL]
2-2’14 cups
(475-525 mL)
2% cups (600 mL]
1% cups (300 ml)
l-l’/4 cups
(300-350
2 cups (475 ml)
mL)
-Follow
package
recommendations
% to I cup (60 to 250 mL), depending
on the brand
amount of soil. Follow package
recommendations.
and
* These recommendations
do not apply...
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In areas where
phosphates
are banned.
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In areas with laws limiting (by weight
of detergent
used in a wash load.
For a Soak
or Pre Wash
Some stains, heavy soil or other
laundry problems
are best removed
with a soak or a double
wash. You can
work the Cycle Control Knob for these
added
cleaning
operations
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or percentage)
the amount
SOAK
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Add detergent
to washer basket.
or pre-soak
product
Always dissolve
enzyme pre-soak and detergent
powders to help prevent spot fading
on colored
items.
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Add
load.
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Push Cycle Control Knob In and turn
right [clockwise]
to a fill area in the
REGULAR/HEAVY
Cycle.
FILL HOT
t
PRE WASH
Add detergent
to the washer basket
Add load
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Push Cycle Control Knob In and turn
rrght (clockwise)
to the FILL/WARM
or
FILL/ HOT area In the REGULAR/HEAVY
Cycle
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Use warm water for stained fabrics
Use hot for heavrly sorled or greasy
loads
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FILL WARM
1. FILL WARM OR HOT
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The washer fills on/y when the Conlroi
Knob points to one of these f/ii urea
For a lower water level, see page 5
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Warm water IS suggested
for most
soaking.
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After the washer fills. push the Control
KnobinSLOWLY
turn the Control Knob
to the 2-minute
setting, pull it out.
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Let the washer agrtate
for about one
minute, then push the Control Knob in to
stop the washer.
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Soak for the time needed.
NEVER
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Pull the Control Knob out to start the
washer filling
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When the washer has filled to the
level you want. push in the Control Knob
SLOWLY turn the Control Knob right
(clockwise)
to the wash time needed
for
the load (usually 2 to 6 minutes)
Pull it
out to start
SOAK FOR MORE THAN TWO HOURS.
Follow package
recommendations
on
the pre-soak
product
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Pull the Control Knob out to let the
washer finish agitating.
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After the washer drains and spans, but
before it refills for the rinse, push the
Control Knob in to stop the washer
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Add detergent
for the wash. Always
dissolve powdered
detergent
in a
quart of warm water before adding
to a wet load. (Or use undiluted
liquid
detergent.)
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Turn the Control Knob to the right
(clockwise)
to the cycle and number of
minutes you want
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Pull the Control Knob out to start the
washer.
l Use chlorine
bleach only in a full
wash cycle, not in a soak.
2. 2 TO 6 MINUTES
AGITATION
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After the washer agitates.
drains and
spins, push the Control Knob in to stop
the washer before it refills for the rinse
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Add detergent
for the second wash
Always dissolve powdered
detergent in a quart of warm water
before adding
to a wet load. [Or use
undiluted
liquid detergent.)
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Turn the Control Knob to the right
(clockwise)
to the cycle and number of
minutes you want.
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Pull the Control Knob out to start the
washer.
l Use chlorine
bleach only in a full
wash cycle, not in a pre wash.
Cycle
Operation
numbers
Your washer has two cycles. The
In each cycle are for the num-
ber of minutes You want the washer to
agitate
before
It drains and fills for the
rinse. You will want to use the longer
agitation
times for more heavily
soiled
loads.
You can adjust the wash water
WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE:*
REGULAR/ HEAVY CYCLE
Use for sturdy white and colorfast
cottons, and for heavy work clothes. High
agitatron
and spin speeds help get the
best cleanrng
results.
SHORT CYCLE
Use for delicate
Items and washable
synthetic
knits such as polyester,
nylon,
acrylic.
Wash nylon hose or panty hose
In a net laundry bag.
For Rinsing Only
Your washer can be set to rinse
only. Use the setting for an extra rinse, or
for laundry that only needs a rrnse and
spin
There is an asterisk(
) Just after
the numbers in both cycles
If you push
in on the Cycle Control Knob, turn the
pointer to one of those asterisks and pull
the Control Knob out, the washer will
fill, agitate,
drain and spin
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The washer
Water level
be adjusted
fills with cold water.
and temperature
can’t
in this setting
temperature
In the REGULAR I HEAVY
Cycle. You can also work the Cycle
Control Knob to use less water when
washing
small loads. [See page 5.)
You may notice that some of the
“SPINS” have SPRAY RINSES. Cold
water is sprayed
on the spinning
load to
help rinse and remove
detergent
residue
if you turn to o cycie and start the
woshet
but change
your mind, push in
on the Cycle Controi
Knob and turn
to the right (c/o&wise)
to the setting you
wont Then puii out to start.
For Spinning Only
There may be times when you
want to drain out all the wash water and
start over. To stop the washer at any
time, just push In on the Cycle Control
Knob.
To set the washer so it drains and
spins water out of the load, push in on
the Control Knob, turn the dial to the
right [clockwise)
so the pointer is touching the bar just before OFF in any cycle.
The washer will drain, spin out
water and stop.
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If You Need
Service or
Assistance, We
Suggest You Follow
These Four Steps:
Are both water faucets
open?
Is a fuse blown or circuit-breaker
tripped?
l Are the water
supply hoses kinked?
l Is the Cycle
Control Knob set and
pulled out?
l Are the water
inlet hose filter screens
clean?
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1. Before
calling
for assistance...
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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:
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT SPIN:
Is the lid closed?
Is the power supply cord plugged
l Is a fuse blown
or circuit-breaker
tripped?
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in?
IF YOUR WASHER STOPS DURING
A CYCLE:
l Remember,
the washer pauses briefly
throughout
each cycle. These pauses
are normal.
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Is the power
supply
cord
plugged
in?
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
can siphon out. (See Installation
Instructtons.)
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assistance*...
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in how to obtain satisfactory
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from your appliance
or, if service is necessary, recommend
a qualified
service
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in your area.
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