Electrolux 60 GLa Use & care guide

Use & Care Guide
IQ-Touch™ Front-Load Washer
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Finding Information
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Table of contents
Finding information......................................................... 2
SAFETY ....................................................................... 3-4
Features.......................................................................... 5
Operating Instructions ............................................... 6-18
• Getting Started ........................................................... 6
• Normal Operating Sounds .......................................... 6
• Operating Your Washer.......................................... 7-11
• Cycle Selection .................................................... 12-15
• Washing/Rinsing Temperature .................................. 16
• Spin Speed ............................................................... 16
• Soil Level .................................................................. 16
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• Options ................................................................ 17-18
• Washer Features ....................................................... 18
Cycle Chart................................................................... 19
Stain Removal Guide ............................................... 20-21
• Stain Removal Procedures ....................................... 20
• Stain Removal Suggestions...................................... 21
Care & Cleaning....................................................... 22-25
Solutions to Common Problems ............................. 26-29
• Common Washing Problems ............................... 26-27
• Service Prevention Checklist ............................... 28-29
Warranty Information .................................................... 30
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Safety
Important Safety Instructions
Recognize safety symbols, words and labels
Your safety and the safety of others is very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in the
Use and Care Guide, Installation Instructions and on your
appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.
Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with a WARNING or CAUTION based on the risk type as described below:
This symbol alerts you to situations that
may cause serious body harm, death or
property damage.
This symbol alerts you to situations that may
cause bodily injury or property damage.
NOTE
The instructions appearing in this Use
and Care Guide are not meant to cover
every possible condition and situation
that may occur. Common sense and
caution must be practiced when
installing, operating and maintaining
any appliance.
Save these instructions for
future reference.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using this washer, comply with the
basic warnings listed below. Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow these Important Safety Instructions:
PREVENT FIRE
PROTECT CHILDREN
• Do not wash items that have been previously
cleaned in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents, kerosene, cooking oils,
waxes, etc. Do not store these items on or near
the washer. These substances give off vapors or
chemical reactions that could ignite or explode.
• Do not allow children to play on or in the washer.
Close supervision of children is necessary when
the washer is used near children. As children
grow, teach them the proper, safe use of all appliances.
• Do not put oily or greasy rags or clothing on top
of the washer. These substances give off vapors
that could ignite the materials.
• Do not add gasoline, cleaning solvents, or other
flammable or explosive substances to the wash
water. These substances give off vapors that
could ignite or explode.
• 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 been used for such a period, before using
the washer, turn on all hot water faucets and let
the water flow from each for several minutes.
This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas.
Hydrogen gas is flammable; do not smoke or
use an open flame during this time.
• Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors or liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
• Failure to comply with these warnings could
result in fire, explosion, serious bodily injury and/
or damage to the rubber or plastic parts of the
washer.
• Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other packing materials after the washer is unpacked. Children might use them for play. Cartons covered
with rugs, bedspreads or plastic sheets can
become airtight chambers.
• Keep laundry products out of children’s reach.
To prevent personal injury, observe all warnings
on product labels.
• Before the washer is removed from service or
discarded, remove the washer door to prevent
accidental entrapment.
• Failure to comply with these warnings could
result in serious personal injuries.
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Safety
Important Safety Instructions, continued
PREVENT INJURY
• To prevent shock hazard and assure stability
during operation, the washer must be installed
and electrically grounded by a qualified service
person in accordance with local codes. Installation instructions are packed in the washer for
installer’s reference. Refer to INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS for detailed grounding procedures. If the washer is moved to a new location,
have it checked and reinstalled by a qualified
service person.
• To prevent personal injury or damage to the
washer, the electrical power cord of the washer
must be plugged into a properly grounded and
polarized 3-prong outlet. The third grounding
prong must never be removed. Never ground the
washer to a gas pipe. Do not use an extension
cord or an adaptor plug.
• Follow package directions when using laundry
products. Incorrect usage can produce poisonous gas - resulting in serious injury or death.
• Do not combine laundry products for use in 1
load unless specified on the label.
• Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or
acids such as vinegar.
PREVENT INJURY AND DAMAGE TO THE
WASHER
To prevent serious personal injury and damage to
the washer:
• All repairs and servicing must be performed by
an authorized servicer unless specifically recommended in this Use & Care Guide. Use only
authorized factory parts.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Do not install or store the washer where it will be
exposed to the weather.
• Do not install on carpet. Install washer on a solid
floor. It may be necessary to reinforce the floor to
prevent vibration or movement.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect
this appliance from the power supply before
attempting any user maintenance. Turning the
controls to the OFF position does not disconnect
this appliance from the power supply.
• To prevent injury, do not reach into the washer
while parts are moving. Before loading, unloading or adding items, push in the cycle selector
knob and allow the drum to coast to a complete
stop before reaching inside.
• This washer is equipped with an electrical overload protector. The motor will stop if it becomes
overheated.
WARNING
FIRE/ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD
Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock. Do not use
an adaptor plug or extension cord or remove
grounding prong from electrical power cord.
Failure to follow this warning can cause serious
injury, fire or death.
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• Failure to comply with these warnings could
result in serious personal injuries.
WARNING
HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD
Do not use or mix liquid chlorine bleach with other
household chemicals such as toilet cleaners, rust
removers, acid or products containing ammonia.
These mixtures can produce dangerous fumes
which can cause serious injury or death.
Features
Touch-2-Open™
Cycle Selector
LCD Display
Theater-Style,
Luxury-Lighting™
System
Touch-2-Open™
Dispenser Drawer
with Luxury-Glide™
Control Lock
Cascading
Wash Vanes
Door Striker
Touch-2-Open™
Latch Indicator
Reversible,
Touch-2-Open™
Door System
Inner glass with small
article redistribution ramp
Stainless Steel
Wash Drum
Dual Stage,
Wide-Angle
Door Hinge
As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Electrolux
Major Appliances has determined that this
product meets the ENERGY STAR® guidelines
for energy efficiency.
Adjustable
Leveling Legs
Touch-2-Open™
Door Latch with
Safety Lock
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Operating Instructions
Getting Started
This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Console shown
above for reference only. Your model may differ.
To run your washer, follow these basic steps:
1. Sort laundry into loads that can be washed
together. (See page 8.)
5. Add laundry products to the dispenser. (See
page 10-11.)
2. Prepare items for washing. (See page 8.)
3. Pretreat stains and heavy soil. (See page 9.)
6. Select the appropriate cycle and settings for the
load. (See page 12.)
4. Add laundry load to the washer. (See page 9.)
7. Start the washer. (See page 12.)
Normal Operating Sounds
You may or may not hear the following sounds
from your new washer:
A
A. DRAIN HOSE The washer has a flexible drain
hose to carry water from the washer to the
stand pipe of your home. You will hear water
flowing into your stand pipe. This is a normal
part of the operation of the washer.
B
B. WATER VALVES/DISPENSER As water enters
the dispenser system, it is common to hear a
water flowing sound. This normal sound will
vary slightly based on the water pressure in
your home.
C. DOOR LOCK Your washer is equipped with a
door lock with an electric solenoid. There will be a
clicking sound as the washer door is being locked
or unlocked.
C
E
D. DRAIN PUMP Your washer is equipped with
a high velocity drain pump. It is normal to hear
humming and gurgling sounds as water is
pumped from the washer. Both of these sounds
are normal and indicate that your pump is
functioning correctly.
E. HIGH SPEED MOTOR A powerful motor is used
to drive the drum to high spin speeds to extract
water from your load. You will hear a sound
associated with these higher spin speeds. This
sound is normal and will vary slightly as the spin
speed varies with load size and cycle selected.
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Operating Instructions
Operating Your Washer
BEFORE USING YOUR WASHER
Read the important instructions in this section of
the Use and Care Guide before operating your
washer.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury
to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS in this Use and Care Guide
before operating your washer.
OPERATING YOUR WASHER
1. Sort laundry into loads that can be
washed together.
WHITES
CASUAL
Sort items by recommended cycle and water
temperature.
Separate white, light and colorfast items from
dark and non-colorfast items.
TO W E L S
C O LO R S
Separate items that shed lint from items that
attract lint. Casual, synthetic, knit, and corduroy items will pick up lint from towels, rugs,
and chenille bedspreads.
Separate heavily soiled items from lightly
soiled items.
Separate lacy, sheer, loosely knit, or delicate
items from durable items.
Do not machine wash items containing fiberglass. Small particles of fiberglass left in the
drum may transfer to fabrics in other loads and
cause skin irritation.
2. Prepare items for washing.
Empty pockets.
Brush off lint and dirt. Shake out rugs and
beach towels.
Close zippers, fasten hooks, tie strings and
sashes, and remove non-washable trims and
ornaments.
Mend rips and tears to prevent further damage
during washing.
Turn knit items inside out to prevent pilling.
Place delicate and small items such as bras,
hosiery and baby socks in a mesh bag.
(Mesh bag not included.)
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Operating Instructions
OPERATING YOUR WASHER, continued
3. Pretreat stains and heavy soil.
See Stain Removal Guide in this guide for
safe, successful stain removal instructions.
4. Add laundry load to washer.
Combine large and small items in a load.
Load large items first. Large items should not
be more than half the total wash load.
Washing single items such as a sweater, towel
or jeans is inefficient and may cause an out-ofbalance load. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help
balance the load.
Wash a single heavy item such as a king-sized
comforter, bedspread or sleeping bag separately.
The washer can be fully loaded, but the items
should not be tightly packed. The door should
close easily.
Operating Instructions
OPERATING YOUR WASHER, continued
5. Add laundry products to the dispenser.
For best results
Use a low-sudsing, high efficiency
detergent to prevent oversudsing in front
load washers. Look for this symbol on
the detergent label:
Detergent, liquid chlorine bleach and liquid
fabric softener will be dispensed at the proper
times in the cycle. To unlatch the dispenser
drawer push on the dispenser drawer latch
indicator. To close and latch the dispenser
drawer push the drawer in until you hear a
slight click with the drawer face flush to the
pane.
IMPORTANT
Open and close the dispenser drawer slowly.
Closing the drawer too quickly could result in
early dispensing of the bleach or fabric softener.
Insert liquid cup when
using liquid detergent.
Use the cap or scoop provided by the detergent manufacturer to measure the amount
recommended. Detergent dosage may need to
be adjusted for water temperature, water hardness, load size and soil level.
Liquid Detergent
Add the recommended amount of a high efficiency liquid detergent to the “Main Wash
- liquid only” cup. Do not exceed the MAX
fill line. Liquid detergent can also be added
directly to the “Main Wash” chamber when not
using the “Pre-Wash” option.
NOTE
From time to time you may see water in the
“Main Wash - liquid only” chamber. This is part
of the normal operation of the washer.
Powder Detergent
To use a high efficiency powder detergent, remove the “Main Wash - liquid only” cup and
add the powder directly to the “Main Wash”
detergent chamber.
IMPORTANT
Save the liquid cup insert for future use. DO NOT
discard it while you are using powder detergent.
Remove liquid cup when using
powder detergent! DO NOT
pour powder detergent into
liquid cup. It will not dispense correctly!
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Operating Instructions
OPERATING YOUR WASHER, continued
Other Wash Products
Water conditioner, detergent booster and enzyme products may be added with the detergent. Put liquid products with liquid detergent
in the “Main Wash - liquid only” detergent
cup or powder products with powder detergent in the “Main Wash” detergent chamber.
IMPORTANT
Do not mix liquids and powders.
IMPORTANT
Use of multi-product (detergent plus softener)
sheets or color-absorbing sheets NOT
recommended. They could disable your machine
and result in unwarranted repair costs.
Detergent for Prewash
For heavily soiled or stained loads, select the
prewash option and add the recommended
amount of detergent to the “Pre-Wash” detergent cup.
Liquid Chlorine Bleach
If desired, add liquid chlorine bleach to the
chamber labeled “Liquid Bleach” and marked
with this symbol
. Fill to the MIN line for
small loads or the MAX line for large loads. DO
NOT fill above the maximum fill line.
IMPORTANT
To prevent fabric damage, do not overfill the
“Liquid Bleach” chamber or pour liquid chlorine
bleach directly onto the load.
Liquid Fabric Softener
If desired, pour the recommended amount of
liquid fabric softener into the chamber labeled
“Fabric Softener” and marked with this symbol . Fill to the MIN line for small loads or
the MAX line for large loads. DO NOT fill above
the maximum fill line.
NOTE
To prevent staining, do not overfill the “Fabric
Softener” chamber or pour liquid fabric softener
directly on the wash load.
Use of a fabric softener-dispensing ball is not
recommended in tumble action washers.
Operating Instructions
OPERATING YOUR WASHER, continued
6. Select the appropriate cycle and
settings for the load.
Turn the cycle selector knob in either direction
to select the cycle desired. The indicator for
that cycle will be illuminated. See the “Cycle
Selection” section in this guide for descriptions of each cycle.
The estimated cycle time, suitable wash and
rinse water temperatures, final spin speed, soil
level, and options for each cycle will be indicated for the cycle selected. See the “Cycle
Settings” and “Washer Settings Chart” in this
guide for descriptions and available settings
for each cycle.
To change the settings, press the temperature, spin speed, soil, and options buttons to
scroll to the desired settings.
To select or delete an option, press the button
for that option. The indicator will light when
the option has been selected. It will no longer
be lighted when the option has been deleted.
NOTE
To provide the best care for your laundry, not
every setting or option is available with every
cycle. If a setting or option is not available for the
cycle selected, the indicator will not light.
Adjustments to a cycle will be remembered
and recalled each time that cycle is selected in
the future.
To return to factory settings,
press these two buttons at the
same time and hold until the
signal sounds.
7. Start the washer.
Close the door and press start. The washer
will not operate with the door open and DOOR
OPEN will be displayed.
Select delay start to delay the beginning of
the cycle for up to 22 hours if desired.
As a safety measure, the door will automatically lock during the entire wash cycle.
To add a forgotten item to the washer any time
during the wash portion of the cycle, press
pause. When the door unlocks, open the door,
add the item, close the door and press start to
resume the cycle.
If changes to the settings or options are attempted after the cycle starts, you will hear
several beeps when the buttons are pressed.
To change the settings or options, press pause,
make the new selections and press start again.
To change the cycle once the cycle has begun,
press cancel, select a new cycle, and press
start again. Just turning the cycle selector
knob will not change the cycle.
To stop the cycle, press cancel.
NOTE
If the cycle is interrupted during spin, the door
lock will not release until the tub has stopped
spinning. DO NOT force open the door.
A signal will sound at the end of the cycle if the
chime option has been selected.
Remove items from the washer when the cycle
ends and place in dryer, line dry or dry flat as
directed on the fabric care label.
For best results
Follow the fabric care label instructions
on items to be washed.
Excess wrinkling, color transfer or odors may
develop in items left in the washer after the
cycle has ended, if not removed promptly.
CAUTION
ENTRAPMENT and TIP-OVER HAZARD
An open door could entice children to hang on
the door or crawl inside the washer. If there are
no small children present, you may leave the
door ajar to prevent mildew and odor build up.
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Operating Instructions
Cycle Selection
Turn the cycle selector in either direction to the
cycle desired. The indicator for that cycle will be
illuminated. Press on the cycle selector knob to
extend it or return it flush to the console.
For best results
Follow the fabric care label instructions
on items to be washed.
To change the selection after the cycle begins,
press cancel before making another choice. Just
turning the knob to another selection will not
change the cycle.
NORMAL
Use this load for cotton, linen, towels, shirts,
sheets, denims and mixed loads.
FAST WASH
Quickly wash a small, lightly soiled load in 15 minutes.
WHITEST WHITES
Use this cycle for white fabrics and lightly colored
clothing. Refer to fabric care label for use of liquid
chlorine bleach.
HEAVY DUTY
Use this cycle for heavily soiled, durable garments
- ex. towels, sports gear, or fabric tote bags. For
best soil and stain removal, use the hottest water
safe for the fabrics being washed.
Operating Instructions
Cycle Selection, continued
DEEP CLEAN SANITIZE
Use the deep clean sanitize cycle to clean and
sanitize heavily soiled, colorfast fabrics including
towels, bedding, and children’s clothing.
CASUAL
Use this cycle for cottons and blends with a permanent press or no-iron finish.
It is recommended that you set your water heater
to 120° F (49° C) or higher to ensure proper performance during this cycle. If the setting is lower
or the load is extra large, the cycle time will be
extended by 30 minutes or more.
COLORS
Use this cycle for lightly soiled, dark, or highly
dyed fabrics such as cotton which may be susceptible to dye loss.
The deep clean sanitize cycle will kill 99.9% of
bacteria with no carryover of bacteria between
loads. No bleach or harsh chemicals are needed,
but higher temperatures are required. Please
check fabric care labels to prevent damage.
DELICATE
Use this cycle for lightly soiled knits and delicates
which require gentle washing.
NOTE
This cycle has been certified by NSF International,
an independent third party testing and certification
organization dedicated to public health, safety and
environmental protection.
ALLERGEN
If you have asthma or allergy sufferers in your
home, use this cycle to combine hot water temperature (boosted with internal heater), fast speed
tumbling and multiple rinses to help ensure the destruction of dust mites and removal of pet dander.
NOTE
NSF Protocol P172
Sanitization Performance of Residential
and Commercial, Family-Sized Clothes
Washers
The wash water is heated by an internal boost
heater to a maximum of 152° F (67° C) as the load
tumbles. Cold water is added to cool down the
load prior to drain and spin.
NOTE
If the voltage at your outlet is under 110 v, the
internal heater may not adequately heat the wash
water. If the cycle is interrupted while the water is
heating, the final temperature of the wash water
may be lower and sanitation may be reduced.
As a precaution, the washer door is locked once
the water temperature reaches 130° F (55° C). If
the cycle is cancelled during the wash phase and
the water temperature is greater than 150° F (66°
C), an automatic cool down and drain will occur
before the door can be opened.
This cycle has been certified by NSF International,
an independent third party testing and certification
organization dedicated to public health, safety and
environmental protection.
NSF Protolcol P351
Allergen Reduction Performance
of Residential and Commercial,
Family-Sized Clothes Washers
The allergen cycle will kill all dust mites and
eliminate at least 95% of pet dander. Since higher
temperatures are required, please check fabric
care labels to prevent damage.
RINSE & SPIN
Select rinse & spin for loads that need a cold
water rinse or to add fabric softener that may have
been omitted in a regular cycle. Add the fabric
softener to the dispenser chamber. Select the spin
speed appropriate for the load.
NOTE
To perform a spin only cycle, you may deselect
fresh rinse from rinse & spin.
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Operating Instructions
Specialty Cycle Selection
SPECIALTY CYCLES
To access you washer’s Specialty Cycles:
• Press the button under the LCD corresponding
to specialty cycles.
• Rotate the cycle selector knob to scroll
through the list of available Specialty Cycles to
choose from.
• Press the start button to begin the cycle.
• To exit the specialty cycle navigation without
performing a cycle, press the specialty cycle
button again and cycle selector knob will return to normal function.
JEANS
Wash an entire load of denim jeans with the jeans
cycle. It provides 20 minutes of reversing tumble
wash action with cold water, medium spin speed
to reduce wrinkling and a fresh rinse to remove
excess dirt and detergent.
FAST SANITIZE
Use the fast sanitize cycle to quickly kill 99.9%
of bacteria with no carryover of bacteria between
loads. No bleach or harsh chemicals are needed,
but higher temperatures are required. Please follow
fabric care labels to prevent damage.
NOTE
This cycle has been certified by NSF International,
an independent third party testing and certification
organization dedicated to public health, safety and
environmental protection.
NSF Protocol P172
Sanitization Performance of Residential
and Commercial, Family-Sized Clothes
Washers
STUFFED ANIMALS
Wash stuffed animals and soft toys with the stuffed
animals cycle. Wash temperature is auto temp
cold, with a mid-agitation injection of steam to
release stubborn stains. To prevent deformation of
toys, fresh rinse and low spin speed are also preset selections. Protect your washer drum finish and
maximize toy life by placing it in a pillow case and
tying the end closed before washing it.
PET BEDS
Wash soft-sided pet beds, pet pillows or pet blankets with the pet beds cycle. The pet beds cycle
will kill dust mites and eliminate 95% of pet dander with multiple rinses. Auto temp cold water to
release protein stains, fresh rinse and high spin
speed to extract more water (reducing drying time)
are preset selections. Not recommended for wool or
fleece fabrics.
IMPORTANT
Remove as much pet hair as possible with
vacuum, pet hair roller, or brush to prevent
clogging washer drain pump.
Operating Instructions
SPECIALTY CYCLES, continued
My Favorite Cycle
CLEAN WASHER
To clean and freshen the washer, perform the
clean washer cycle. If you wish to begin the cycle,
press select when prompted. This maintenance
cycle uses hot water and two rinses to remove
residue that may cause odor. See “Inside Routine
Cleaning (Preventative)” for detailed information
about the clean washer cycle.
To program a cycle with your preferred water temperature, spin speed, soil level and options, press
and hold the my favorite button for 3 seconds.
NOTE
The washer will automatically prompt you to
run the clean washer cycle every 50 cycles.
You may press the cancel button to manually
perform the cycle at another time.
ACTIVE WEAR
This cycle is designed for small loads of lightweight, synthetic apparel worn for working out,
running, swimming, cycling, tennis and similar
activities when removal of light soil and perspiration are important.
For best results, select a detergent that contains
enzymes. Add a detergent booster, color safe
bleach or odor eliminator with the detergent if
needed. Chlorine bleach should not be used on
items containing Lycra™. Fabric softeners reduce
wicking and are not recommended for garments
made to pull moisture away from the body.
FAST STEAM
The fast steam cycle adds the perfect amount of
steam into the clothing to refresh fabrics, remove
odors, and release wrinkles, reducing ironing.
To use that customized cycle to wash future loads,
simply press the my favorite button and the selected cycle, water temperature, spin speed, soil
level and options will be indicated.
Your personalized cycle can be changed by repeating the my favorite procedure.
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Operating Instructions
Cycle Settings
Washing Temperature
The appropriate washing temperature will automatically be indicated for the cycle selected.
For best results
Follow the fabric care label instructions
on items to be washed.
To change the temperature, press the Temperature button to scroll to the desired setting. Select a
wash water temperature according to fiber content,
colorfastness and soil level. A cold water rinse saves
energy and reduces wrinkling.
To protect your fabrics, not all temperatures are
available with every cycle. The indicator will not light
if the setting is not available with that cycle.
The temperature selected for the cycle will be
remembered and recalled each time that cycle is
selected in the future.
HOT
Use this setting for heavily soiled white or colorfast
cottons and blends.
WARM
Use this setting for normally soiled white or colorfast
cottons or blends.
COLD
Use this setting for lightly soiled non-colorfast items,
knits, delicates, and hand washables.
To return to factory settings,
press these two buttons at the
same time and hold until the
signal sounds.
NOTE
To change the temperature once the cycle has
begun, press the pause button, make the new
selection and press start again.
All wash water temperatures are automatically
regulated to maximize detergent effectiveness and
improve washing performance. The water heater
setting and its distance from the washer, water
usage in other parts of the home, and seasonally
low ground water temperature in some geographic
areas can affect water temperature.
SANITIZE
This setting sanitizes heavily soiled colorfast fabrics
such as towels, bedding, and children’s clothing by
killing 99.9% of bacteria using wash water heated
with a boost heater to 152° F (67° C). Cold water is
used to cool and rinse the load. This setting is only
available with the deep clean sanitize cycle.
ECO COLD
Wash and rinse temperatures are equivalent to temperature of cold tap supply. Use this selection for
fabrics and colors that are prone to dye transfer. For
use with cold water
detergents.
Spin Speed
Max, high, medium, and low spin speeds are
available for each cycle. The spin speed and/or
duration of final spin vary from cycle to cycle.
Increasing the spin speed will extract more water,
decrease drying time and conserve energy. Decreasing the spin speed will reduce wrinkling.
Use no spin to omit the final spin at the end of the
cycle. The load will be very wet. Remove items from
the wash drum to drip dry or select the rinse & spin
cycle to remove excess water at a more convenient
time.
Soil Level
Adjust the wash time in 3-minute increments based
on the soil level of each load. Max, heavy, normal,
light and extra light soil levels are available.
Operating Instructions
Cycle Options
Suitable options will automatically be indicated
when the cycle is selected.
To add options, press the corresponding options
buttons to illuminate the selections desired. To
delete options, press the options buttons again
and the indicator lights will turn off. Some Options
require a “press & hold” effort to activate or deactivate the secondary function.
To protect your fabrics, not all options are available
with every cycle. The indicator will not light if the
option is not available with that cycle. Occasionally, two options in the same cycle will conflict with
each other, like add steam and eco friendly. When
this happens, the option selected first will cause the
conflicting option to not be selectable.
NOTE
To change the options once the cycle has
begun, press the pause button, make the new
selections and press start again.
All options selected for the cycle, except add
steam will be remembered and recalled each time
that cycle is selected in the future. To prevent
unintentional and accidental exposure of delicate
material to unexpected steam, the add steam option will not be remembered and must be reselected each time.
NOTE
The add steam option will be retained and recalled
if it is selected and saved in the my favorite cycle.
STAIN TREAT
Stain treat uses a special 10 minute soak/pretreat
agitation before the main wash. It fills initially with
detergent and cold water to prevent protein stains
from setting, then the internal heater is activated to
heat the wash water to remove non-protein based
stains. Can be used with prewash for the toughest
stains.
LIGHT (press & hold)
The drum light will come on whenever the door is
opened to illuminate the drum during loading and
unloading. Closing the door turns off the light. The
drum light will automatically turn off if the door is
left open more than 3 minutes.
You can activate the drum light during a cycle by
pressing and holding the stain treat button. The
light will stay on during the cycle for 3 minutes. To
turn it off, press and hold the button again.
DELAY START
Press delay start to select a wash time convenient
to your schedule or during off peak energy hours.
The delay time selected will be displayed and begin counting down when you select start.
CHIME (press & hold)
A signal will sound at the end of the cycle if this
option is selected.
PREWASH
Select this option to add a short initial wash period to a cycle. Heavily soiled and stained loads will
prewash for approximately 5 minutes. The water
will drain and the load will automatically advance
to the regular wash cycle.
See step 5 in “Operating Your Washer” section in this
guide for details on adding detergent to the dispenser.
MAX FILL (press & hold)
Increase the water fill level of the agitation portion
of any wash cycle.
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Operating Instructions
Cycle Options, continued
Washer Features
ADD STEAM
Select this option to add approximately 20 minutes of tumbling in steam during the wash cycle.
It is recommended for heavily soiled loads to help
enhance the release of tough stains from fabrics
after initial agitation.
STATUS DISPLAY
The estimated total cycle time will be displayed
when the cycle is selected. The time may increase
if water pressure is low, oversudsing occurs or the
load becomes unbalanced. The approximate time
remaining will be displayed during the cycle.
NOTE
• Steam may not necessarily be visible inside
drum during a steam wash cycle.
• Steam may not be present during entire steam
wash cycle.
IMPORTANT
• If steam is selected, rinse temperatures will be
elevated.
• If washer is paused during a steam wash
cycle, the door will remain locked due to higher
temperature in drum. DO NOT force open - it
will unlock upon cooling.
• During a steam cycle you may notice steam
exiting from the rear vent of the washer - this is
normal and not cause for alarm.
SHRINK GUARD (press & hold)
Select shrink guard to help relax load after final
spin by agitating, preventing shrinking and wrinkling.
FRESH RINSE
Use this option when additional rinsing is desired
to remove excess dirt and detergent. It is recommended for heavily soiled loads or if household
members have sensitive skin.
CONTROL LOCK
To lock the controls between cycles, press and
hold the control lock button for 5 seconds. Repeat to unlock the controls when you are ready to
operate the washer. Use this feature to reduce the
likelihood of accidental operation by children.
ECO FRIENDLY
The eco friendly option reduces the hot and warm
water temperature a few degrees to save energy.
The following will also be displayed at the
appropriate times during the cycle:
DOOR LOCK
PREWASHING
WASHING
ADDING STEAM
RINSING
DRAINING
SPINNING
CYCLE COMPLETE
OVERSUDS DETECTION
A situation where oversudsing has been detected
by the washer will result in the washer automatically adding up to 4 extra rinses to attempt to clear
the suds. Each extra rinse the washer performs
to clear the suds will add 5 minutes to the cycle
display time. If an excessive amount of detergent
has been added and additional rinsing has not corrected the issue, TOO MUCH DETERGENT will be
displayed.
REVERSIBLE DOOR
Your washer is equipped with a reversible door.
The door can be hinged on the right or left side.
NOTE
For step-by-step instructions on DOOR
REVERSAL, refer to the Installation Instructions
supplied with this washer.
Cycle Chart
Washer Settings Chart
fast steam
active wear
clean washer
pet beds
stuffed toys
fast sanitize
jeans
rinse & spin
allergen
delicate
colors
casual
normal
fast wash
whitest whites
specialty cycles
heavy duty
deep clean sanitize
These temperature, spin speeds, soil levels and options are available with the following cycles:
temperature
sanitize
9
9
9
9
9
hot
warm
cold
eco cold
9
9
9 9 9 9 9 9
9 9 9 9 9 9
9
9 9 9 9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
max
high
medium
low
no spin
9 9 9 9 9
9
9
9 9 9
9 9 9
9
9
9 9 9 9 9
9 9
9 9
9
9
9
9
9
9 9
9
9
9
soil level
max
heavy
normal
9 9 9
9 9 9
9 9 9
light
extra light
9
9
9
9
9 9 9 9
9 9 9 9 9
9 9 9 9 9
9
9
9
9
9
9 9
9
options
stain treat
delay start
9
prewash
add steam
fresh rinse
9
9
eco friendly
press & hold light
press & hold chime
9
9
press & hold max fill
press & hold shrink guard
9 = Available selections.
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
= Factory presets.
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9
9 9
9 9 9
9
9 9
9 9 9
9 9
9 9 9
9 9 9
9 9 9
9 9 9
9
9 9 9 9 9 9
9
9 9 9
9 9
9 9
9 9 9 9 9 9
9 9 9 9 9 9
9
9
= Non-modifiable presets.
NO OPTIONS AVAILABLE WITH THIS CYCLE.
DO NOT LOAD ANY ITEMS IN DRUM DURING SYSTEM CLEAN CYCLE.
spin speed
9
9
9
9 9
9
9
9 9
9 9
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Stain Removal Guide
Stain Removal Procedures
SAFE STAIN REMOVAL PROCEDURES
To reduce the risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings
listed below:
• Read and comply with all instructions on stain
removal products.
• Keep stain removal products in their original
labeled containers and out of children’s reach.
WARNING
HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD
Do not use or mix liquid chlorine bleach with other
household chemicals such as toilet cleaners, rust
removers, acid or products containing ammonia.
These mixtures can produce dangerous fumes
which can cause serious injury or death.
• Thoroughly wash any utensils used.
• Do not combine stain removal products, especially ammonia and chlorine bleach. Dangerous
fumes can result.
• Never wash items which have been previously
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in or spotted
with gasoline, dry cleaning solvents or other
flammable or explosive substances because
they give off vapors that could ignite or explode.
• Never use highly flammable solvents, such as
gasoline, inside the home. Vapors can explode
on contact with flames or sparks.
FOR SUCCESSFUL STAIN REMOVAL:
• Remove stains promptly.
• Determine the kind of stain, then follow the recommended treatment in the stain removal chart
on the next page.
• To pretreat stains, use a prewash product, liquid
detergent, or a paste made from powder detergent and water.
• Use cold water on unknown stains as hot water
can set stains.
• Consult care label instructions for treatments to
avoid on specific fabrics.
• Check for colorfastness by testing stain remover
products on an inside seam.
• Rinse and wash items after stain removal.
For best results
Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be washed.
Stain Removal Guide
Stain Removal Suggestions
STAIN
TREATMENT
Adhesive tape, chewing
gum, rubber cement
Apply ice. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on paper towels. Saturate with
prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.
Baby formula, dairy
products, egg
Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains. Soak for 30 minutes or
more. Wash.
Beverages (coffee, tea,
soda, juice, alcoholic
beverages)
Pretreat stain. Wash using cold water and bleach safe for fabric.
Blood
Rinse with cold water. Rub with bar soap. Or, pretreat or soak with product containing
enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Candle wax, crayon
Scrape off surface wax. Place stain face down between paper towels. Press with warm
iron until wax is absorbed. Replace paper towels frequently. Treat remaining stain with
prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid. Hand wash to remove solvent. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Chocolate
Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach
safe for fabric.
Collar or cuff soil, cosmetics
Pretreat with prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap.
Dye transfer on white
fabric
Use packaged color remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Grass
Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach
safe for fabric.
Grease, oil, tar (butter,
fats, salad dressing,
cooking oils, car grease,
motor oils)
Scrape residue from fabric. Pretreat. Wash using hottest water safe for fabric. For heavy
stains and tar, apply nonflammable dry cleaning fluid to back of stain. Replace towels
under stain frequently. Rinse thoroughly. Wash using hottest water safe for fabric.
Ink
Some inks may be impossible to remove. Washing may set some inks. Use prewash
stain remover, denatured alcohol or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.
Mildew, scorch
Wash with chlorine bleach if safe for fabric. Or, soak in oxygen bleach and hot water
before washing. Badly mildewed fabrics may be permanently damaged.
Mud
Brush off dry mud. Pretreat or soak with product containing enzymes.
Mustard, tomato
Pretreat with prewash stain remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Nail polish
May be impossible to remove. Place stain face down on paper towels. Apply nail polish remover to back of stain. Repeat, replacing paper towels frequently. Do not use on
acetate fabrics.
Paint, varnish
WATER BASED: Rinse fabric in cool water while stain is wet. Wash. Once paint is dry,
it cannot be removed. OIL BASED AND VARNISH: Use solvent recommended on can
label. Rinse thoroughly before washing.
Perspiration
Use prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap. Rinse. Wash using nonchlorine bleach
in hottest water safe for fabric.
Rust, brown or yellow
discoloration
Use rust remover safe for fabric. Do not use chlorine bleach because it may intensify
discoloration.
Shoe polish
LIQUID: Pretreat with a paste of powder detergent and water. PASTE: Scrape residue
from fabric. Pretreat with prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.
Rinse. Rub detergent into dampened area. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Tomato
Pretreat with prewash stain remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Urine, vomit, mucus,
feces
Pretreat or soak in product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Wine
Pretreat or soak in cold water. Wash in hottest water and bleach safe for fabric
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Care & Cleaning
Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventative)
To help prevent odors, mold or mildew, leave the
door open for a few hours after use or whenever the
washer is not in use.
CAUTION
ENTRAPMENT and TIP-OVER HAZARD
An open door could entice children to hang on the
door or crawl inside the washer. If there are no small
children present, you may leave the door ajar to
prevent mildew and odor build up.
TO REFRESH OR CLEAN INSIDE OF WASHER
To clean and freshen the washer, perform the CLEAN
WASHER cycle. For best results use the CLEAN
WASHER cycle once a month. To begin the cycle,
press select when prompted during automated reminder mode or manually select the cycle by following these directions:
REMOVE “LIQUID ONLY”
DISPENSER CUP
Enter specialty cycle mode as described earlier in Operating Instructions and select CLEAN WASHER. The
LCD screen will display “SYSTEM CLEAN”.
IMPORTANT
Items left in washer while performing the CLEAN
WASHER cycle will cause a severe out-of-balance
situation that could damage the washing machine.
If installed, remove the “MAIN WASH - LIQUID ONLY”
cup from the dispenser. REMOVE ALL ITEMS FROM
WASH DRUM before filling the “MAIN WASH” detergent chamber with one (1) cup of liquid chlorine bleach
OR one (1) pouch of TIDE® WASHING MACHINE
CLEANER. DO NOT use both. Press start to begin.
For best results
Immediately follow up with a Spin Only
cycle. Select fresh rinse on max spin
speed with no detergent or bleach to help clear any
residual bleach left after the CLEAN WASHER cycle.
NOTE
If the CLEAN WASHER cycle is cancelled or paused
during the cycle, the washer will go through 2 rinse
cycles to clean the drum of any residual bleach before
unlocking the door.
“MAIN WASH”
COMPARTMENT
WARNING
HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD
Do not use or mix liquid chlorine bleach with
other household chemicals such as toilet
cleaners, rust removers, acid or products
containing ammonia. These mixtures can
produce dangerous fumes which can cause
serious injury or death.
Care & Cleaning
Other Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventative)
CLEANING DISPENSER DRAWER AREA
NOTE
Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the
dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed
once or twice a month.
• Remove the drawer by pulling the drawer out
until it stops.
• Reach back into the left rear corner of the
drawer cavity and press down firmly on the lock
tab. Pull out the drawer.
• Remove the insert from the prewash, bleach,
and fabric softener compartments.
• Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water
to remove traces of accumulated powders
and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softener
residue may indicate improper dilution or more
frequent cleaning is required.
• To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush
to clean the recess. Remove all residue from
the upper and lower parts of the recess.
• Replace the insert by pressing it in place until
you hear a slight click. Return the dispenser
drawer.
DAILY PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE
• Remove items from the washer as soon as the
cycle ends. Excess wrinkling, color transfer, and
odors may develop in items left in the washer.
• If there are no small children or pets present,
you may leave the door ajar when the washer is
not in use.
• Leave the dispenser drawer open slightly at the
end of the wash day.
• Dry around the washer door opening, flexible
gasket, and door glass. These areas should
always be clean to ensure a water tight seal.
• When extremely soiled items have been
washed, a dirty residue may remain on the
drum. Remove this by wiping the drum with a
nonabrasive household cleanser. Rinse thoroughly with water.
• Periodically, wipe dry the folds in the bottom
of the flexible gasket to remove lint and other
debris.
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Care & Cleaning
Inside Cleaning (Aggressive)
In cases where CLEAN WASHER cycle along with
care and cleaning of rubber gasket folds isn’t done,
and severe odor, mold, mildew, or residue buildup
have developed, follow the below cleaning procedure
to help alleviate the problem.
CLEANING PROCEDURE - Washer Drum
Ensure the wash tub is empty (or no clothes load).
Open the detergent drawer and pour eight (8)
cups of bleach into the “MAIN WASH” detergent
compartment. Select CLEAN WASHER cycle as
described previously in Inside Routine Cleaning
(Preventative).
Upon cycle completion inspect the interior of the
washer to see if the odor/residue has been eliminated.
If any additional cleaning is required, repeat the above
procedure. This may take several cycles depending
on the severity of the odor/residue. You may observe
some remaining discoloration due to the long term
effects of this residue.
For especially contaminated areas visible inside the
drum (including the front rubber seal), these areas
might be more effectively cleaned by spraying a
Bleach Cleaner on a scrub brush, soft sponge, or
towel and scrubbing.
IMPORTANT
Always wear rubber or latex gloves and protect floor
and clothing from damage.
If odor is still left after bleach cycle(s) and bleach
cleaner, open the detergent drawer and pour one (1)
pouch of TIDE® WASHING MACHINE CLEANER in
detergent drawer. Select CLEAN WASHER cycle as
above and start the washer.
For best results
Immediately follow up with a Spin Only
cycle. Select fresh rinse on max spin
speed with no detergent or bleach to help clear any
residual bleach left after the CLEAN WASHER cycle.
IMPORTANT
See Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventative) for
future cleaning maintenance which is necessary to
avoid repeating issues.
NOTE
If the CLEAN WASHER cycle is cancelled or paused
during the cycle, the washer will go through 2 rinse
cycles to clean the drum of any residual bleach before
unlocking the door.
REMOVE “LIQUID ONLY”
DISPENSER CUP
“MAIN WASH”
COMPARTMENT
WARNING
HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD
Do not use or mix liquid chlorine bleach with
other household chemicals such as toilet
cleaners, rust removers, acid or products
containing ammonia. These mixtures can
produce dangerous fumes which can cause
serious injury or death.
Care & Cleaning
Outside Routine Cleaning
• When washing is completed, wipe top and
sides of washer with a damp cloth. Turn water
faucets off to prevent pressure build-up in the
hoses.
• Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water.
Never use harsh, gritty or abrasive cleansers
• If the cabinet becomes stained, clean with
diluted chlorine bleach (1 part bleach to 8 parts
water). Rinse several times with clear water.
• Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a
mixture of warm water and mild detergent. Or,
touch residue with the sticky side of tape.
• When cleaning chrome parts use a window
cleaner with ammonia or mild soap and water.
• Before moving the washer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under the front leveling
legs to prevent damage to the floor.
IMPORTANT
Do not store or place laundry products on top of
washer at any time. They can damage the finish
or controls.
Winterizing Instructions
IMPORTANT
If the washer is stored in an area where freezing
can occur or moved in freezing temperatures,
follow these winterizing instructions to prevent
damage to the washer:
RV
ANTIFREEZE
1. Turn off water supply faucets.
2. Disconnect hoses from water supply and drain
water from hoses. Vacuum out each water supply inlet with a waterproof utility vac to ensure
water valves are completely drained. Damage
will occur if water in water inlet valves are allowed to freeze.
3. Plug electrical cord into a properly grounded
electrical outlet.
4. Add 1 gallon (3.8 L) nontoxic recreational vehicle (RV) antifreeze to empty wash drum. Close
door.
5. Select the spin only cycle. Press start and let
the washer drain for 1 minute to drain out all
the water. Not all of the RV antifreeze will be
expelled.
Follow WINTERIZING
INSTRUCTIONS for
cold weather storage
and care.
6. Press cancel, unplug electrical power cord, dry
off drum interior and close door.
7. Remove dispenser drawer. Drain any water in
compartments and dry compartments. Replace
drawer.
8. Store washer in an upright position.
9. To remove antifreeze from washer after storage,
run empty washer through a complete cycle using detergent. Do not add wash load.
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Solutions to Common Problems
Common Washing Problems
Many washing problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage.
For satisfactory washing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
PREVENTIVE MEASURES
Blue stains
• Undiluted liquid detergent
or fabric softener dispensed
directly onto fabric.
• If caused by detergent, mix 1
cup (240 ml) white vinegar with
1 quart (.95 L) water in a plastic
container. Soak item 1 hour.
Rinse.
• If caused by fabric softener, rub
stains with bar soap. Wash.
• Avoid overfilling detergent
and fabric softener compartments of dispenser.
Discoloration,
graying
• Not enough detergent.
• Wash water temperature too
low.
• Incorrect sorting.
• Rewash with correct amount of
detergent and hottest water safe
for fabric.
• Add bleach safe for fabric.
• Sort items by soil level and
color.
• Use correct amount of detergent, hottest water and
bleach safe for fabric.
Greasy, oily
stains
• Not enough detergent.
• Undiluted liquid fabric
softener poured directly on
fabric.
• Treat with prewash stain remover • Use correct amount of
detergent and hottest water
or liquid detergent.
safe for fabric.
• Increase detergent and water
• Do not pour liquid fabric
temperature. Rewash.
softener directly on fabric.
• Rub fabric softener stains with
See Operating Your, step 5.
bar soap.
Holes, tears,
or snags
• Incorrect use of chlorine
bleach.
• Unfastened zippers, hooks,
buckles.
• Rips, tears and broken threads.
• Overloading the washer.
• Degradation of fabric.
• May be irreversible if rips, tears
and seams cannot be mended.
Lint
•
•
•
•
•
• Reduce load size. Rewash using
Incorrect sorting.
correct water temperature, water
Tissues left in pocket.
level, and amount of detergent.
Overloading the washer.
Not enough detergent.
• Add nonprecipitating water conUndissolved detergent has
ditioner to wash water to remove
left a residue resembling lint.
detergent residue.
• Static cling is attracting lint. • Add liquid fabric softener to final
• Load washed too long.
rinse.
• Dry load in dryer.
• Remove lint with lint brush or
roller.
• See Operating Your, steps
1 and 2.
• Do not overload washer.
• Use correct temperature
and amount of detergent,
water and wash time.
Pilling
(Fibers ball
up and cling
to fabric.)
• Pilling is normal with synthetic and permanent press
fabrics. This is due to abrasion from normal wear.
• Use a lint brush or shaver to
remove pills.
• Use fabric softener in the
washer to lubricate fibers.
• When ironing, use spray
starch or fabric finish on
collars and cuffs.
• Turn items inside out to
reduce abrasion.
Residue or
powder on
dark items;
Stiff, harsh
fabrics.
• Undissolved detergent.
• Some granular detergents
can combine with hard
water minerals to form a
residue.
• Overloading the washer.
• Rewash load.
• Increase water temperature using hottest water safe for fabric.
• Do not overload washer.
• Use liquid detergent or use
nonprecipitating water conditioner with powder detergent.
Wrinkling
• Overloading the washer.
• Incorrect wash cycle for
wash load.
• Reduce load size.
• Rinse in cold water with liquid
fabric softener using the casual
or delicate cycle.
• Do not overload washer.
• Remove items from washer
as soon as cycle is completed.
• Use liquid fabric softener.
• Never pour chlorine bleach
directly on fabric.
• Check condition of items
before washing. See Operating Your, steps 2 and 5.
Solutions to Common Problems
Common Washing Problems, continued
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
PREVENTIVE MEASURES
Yellow
buildup of
body soil
on synthetic
fabrics
• Agitation time too short.
• Wash water temperature too
low.
• Not enough detergent.
• Soak in detergent booster or
product containing enzymes.
• Wash in hottest water safe for
fabric using casual cycle.
• Increase detergent.
• Add bleach safe for fabric or
treat with color remover.
• Select correct wash cycle.
• Use correct amount of
detergent.
• Wash synthetics frequently
using hot or warm water.
Yellow or
brown rust
stains
• Iron or manganese in water
supply, water pipes, or water heater.
• To restore discolored load of
whites, use rust remover safe for
fabric.
• Do not use chlorine bleach to remove rust stains. It may intensify
discoloration.
• Use nonprecipitating water
softener.
• Before washing, run hot water
for a few minutes to clear lines.
• Drain water heater occasionally.
• For an ongoing problem,
install an iron filter in your
water supply system.
Residue
stains / buildup, mold or
mildew stains
in gasket
•
•
•
•
•
Moisture in the washer.
Use of non-HE detergent.
Overdosing detergent.
Overloading wash drum.
Leaving a wet load set in
washer.
• Cold water washes which
may not completely dissolve
and remove detergents.
• Perform CLEAN WASHER cycle • Run dehumidifier in laundry
room.
• Scrub gasket with Comet™
Spray Gel Mildew Stain Remover • Avoid overfilling detergent
and fabric softener comusing brush to remove stains.
partments of dispenser.
• Use only HE (high efficiency
• Dry the inside of washer
detergent) along with recomand gasket after every run.
mended dosage.
• Remove wash load immediately
upon cycle completion.
Residue
stains / buildup, mold or
mildew stains
in dispenser
drawer
• Moisture in the washer.
• Use of non-HE detergent.
• Overdosing detergent.
• Remove dispenser drawer and
wipe dispenser and inserts with
combination of ¾ cup liquid
chlorine bleach and one gallon
hot water. Rinse well, and repeat
if necessary. Return drawer to
location. NOTE: Wear rubber of
latex gloves. Protect floor and
clothing from bleach damage.
• Use only HE (high efficiency
detergent) along with recommended dosage.
Water in fold
of flexible
gasket
• Result of washing and part
of normal operation.
• At the end of each wash, dry
inside of gasket fold with clean
dry towel all around gasket.
Odor
•
•
•
•
• Perform CLEAN WASHER cycle.
• At the end of each wash, dry
inside of gasket fold with clean,
dry towel all around gasket.
• Use only HE (high efficiency
detergent) along with recommended dosage.
• Remove wash load immediately
upon cycle completion.
• Pour one cup liquid chlorine
bleach in standpipe; let remain a
day and flush with water.
Moisture in the washer.
Use of non-HE detergent.
Overdosing detergent.
Leaving a wet load remain in
washer.
• Cold water washes which
may not completely dissolve
and remove detergents.
• Avoid overfilling detergent
and fabric softener compartments of dispenser.
• Leave door and dispenser
drawer open for a few
hours after use or whenever
washer is not in use.
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Solutions to Common Problems
Service Prevention Checklist
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common
occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this washer.
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
NOISE
High pitch “jet engine”
noise.
A certain amount of motor whine is normal during the spin cycle.
Rattling and clanking
noise.
Foreign objects such as coins or safety
pins may be in drum or pump.
Stop washer and check drum. If noise continues after
washer is restarted, objects may be in pump. Call your
authorized servicer.
Belt buckles and metal fasteners are hitting wash drum.
To prevent unnecessary noise and damage to drum,
fasten fasteners and turn items inside out.
Thumping sound.
Heavy wash loads may produce a
thumping sound. This is usually normal. If
sound continues, washer is probably out
of balance.
Stop washer and redistribute wash load.
Vibrating noise.
Washer is not resting firmly on floor.
Move washer so it rests firmly on floor. Adjust leveling
legs. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for details.
Shipping bolts and foam block have not
been removed during installation.
See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for removing shipping bolts and foam block.
Wash load unevenly distributed in drum.
Stop washer and rearrange wash load.
Electrical power cord may not be plugged
in or connection may be loose.
Make sure plug fits tightly in wall outlet.
House fuse blown, circuit breaker
tripped, or a power outage has occurred.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase
fuse capacity. If problem is a circuit overload, have
it corrected by a qualified electrician. If problem is a
power outage, call local electric company.
Water supply faucets are not turned on.
Turn on water supply faucets.
Motor is overheated. Washer motor will
stop if it becomes overheated.
It will automatically restart after a cool down period
of up to 30 minutes (if washer has not been manually
turned off).
Washer door is not completely closed.
Close door completely.
Washer won’t spin.
Load is too small.
Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.
Residue left in drum.
Heavily soiled items.
Wipe drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser, then
rinse. Shake or brush excess dirt and sand from items
before washing
LCD displays DEMO MODE.
Washer has been programmed to temporarily perform a repeating demo cycle.
To return to the factory default settings, select RESET
in set prefs under the options scroll buttons.
Door hesitates to open
after pressing Touch-2Open latch.
Water on bellows may have dried, leaving
residue on door glass during extended
non-use or vacation.
Clean residue from door glass and wipe front of bellows
opening with warm water and soap.
OPERATING
Washer does not start.
If issue persists, wipe front of bellows opening with
Lemon Pledge® spray or wipes.
Solutions to Common Problems
Avoid Service Checklist, continued
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
WATER
Water collects in folds of
the bellows at the end of
the cycle.
This is a result of the washing action and
is part of the normal operation of the
washer.
Water collects in bleach
and fabric softener compartments.
This is a result of the siphoning action
and is part of the normal operation of the
washer.
Water may be removed by removing the dispenser
drawer (see Care and Cleaning in this guide) and draining
water into the empty drum or sink.
Wash load too wet after
spin.
Washer is overloaded.
Do not overload washer. See Operating Your Washer,
step 4.
Load is too small.
Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.
Load is out of balance.
Rearrange load to allow proper spinning.
Drain hose is kinked.
Straighten drain hose.
Water supply is not adequate in area.
Check another faucet in the house. Wait until water supply
and pressure increase.
Water supply faucets are not completely
open.
Fully open hot and cold faucets.
Water is being used elsewhere in the
house. Water pressure must be at least
30 psi (260 kPa).
Avoid running water elsewhere while washer is filling.
Water inlet hoses are kinked.
Straighten hoses.
Hot water heater is set too low or is a
distance from washer.
Measure hot water temperature at nearby faucet with
candy or meat thermometer. Water temperature should
be at least 120°F (49°C). Adjust water heater as necessary.
Hot water is being used elsewhere in the
house.
Avoid using hot water elsewhere before or during
washer use. There may not be enough hot water available for proper cleaning. If problem persists, your hot
water system may be unable to support more than 1
use at a time.
Drain hose is kinked or clogged.
Clean and straighten the drain hose.
Drain hose standpipe is too tall. Maximum standpipe height is 8’ (2.4 m).
Reduce standpipe height to less than 8’ (2.4 m). See
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
House drain pipes are clogged.
Unclog drain pipes. Contact plumber if necessary.
Water leaks.
Fill hose connection is loose at faucet or
washer.
Check and tighten hose connections. Install rubber
sealing washers provided.
Oversudsing.
Wrong detergent.
Run rinse cycle. Use a low-sudsing, high efficiency
detergent.
Too much detergent.
Run rinse cycle. Use less detergent in future loads.
Incorrect wash and rinse
temperatures.
Hot and cold water hoses are connected
to wrong supply faucets.
Connect hot water hose to hot water faucet and cold
water hose to cold water faucet.
Water is entering washer
but tub does not fill.
Drain hose standpipe is too low. Standpipe must be a minimum of 23.6” (60 cm)
high to prevent siphoning.
Increase standpipe height to at least 23.6” (60 cm). See
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Water does not enter
washer or it enters slowly.
Warm or hot water is not
hot enough.
Water in washer does not
drain or drains slowly.
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Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will
repair or replace any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is
installed, used, and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions. In addition, your appliance is covered by an
additional one year, parts only, limited warranty. During the 2nd year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay
for parts needed for this appliance that have proven to be defective in materials or workmanship when your appliance is
installed, used, and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.
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This warranty does not cover the following:
Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada.
Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
Products used in a commercial setting.
Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary
household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which
are not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs, handles,
or other cosmetic parts.
Pickup and delivery costs; your appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or
mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during transportation or installation, including but not limited to
floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine
Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as
abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST
PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM
ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES
DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS
ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.
THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY
FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period should service
be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. Service under this warranty
must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada. In the USA and Puerto Rico, your appliance is warranted
by Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance
is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this
warranty. Obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service
company. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1-877-435-3287
Electrolux Home Products, Inc.,
North America
10200 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Canada
1-800-265-8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4