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Understandng
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Getting To Know
Your Washer/Dryer
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Opemting
Washer
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Operating Your
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Caring For Your
Washer/Dryer
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Laundry Tips
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If You Need
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Warranty
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THIN TWIN”
AUTOMATIC
WASHER/DRYER
A Note ToYou
Thank
you for buying
a Whirlpool@
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience have
gone into its manufacturing. To ensure many years of trouble-free operation, we have developed
this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your
appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new
information on your appliance.
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols
and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each symbol.
This symbol will help you avoid actions
which could cause product damage
(scratches, dents, etc.) and damage
to your personal property.
This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire
and electrical shock.
Our Consumer
Assistance
toll-free
24 hours a day.
Center
number,
l-800-253-1301,
is
If you have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first see ‘If
You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 33. If you need further help, call us. When calling, you
will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and serial number. You can find this
information on the model and serial number label (see diagram on page 6). For your convenience,
we have included a handy place below for you to record these numbers, the purchase date from
the sales slip and your dealers name and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip
together in a safe place for future reference.
Model Number
Dealer Name
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Purchase
2
Date
Understanding
Safety
For your safety, the information in this manual must
be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion
or to prevent property damage, personal injury or
-Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
-WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
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Do not try to light any appliance.
Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your
building.
Clear the room, building or area of ail occupants.
immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone.
Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer,
service agency or the gas supplier.
IMPORTANT
SAFt
INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or injury to persons
when using your washer/dryer,
follow basic precautions,
including
Read all instructions before using your
THIN TWIN@ washer/dryer.
. Do not machine wash or machine dry
items cleaned, washed, soaked in, or
spotted with wax, paint, gasoline, oil, dry
cleaning solvents, or other flammable
fluids. The fumes can create a fire hazard
or explosion. Always hand wash and line
dry items containing these materials.
l Flammable fluids (dry-cleaning
solvents,
kerosene, gasoline, etc.) should not be
used or stored in or near your washer/
dryer. Do not add flammable fluids to your
wash water. These substances give off
vapors that can create a fire hazard or
explosion.
l Do not allow children to operate, play with,
or crawl on or inside your washer/dryer.
Supervise children closely when your
washer/dryer is used near them.
l Before your washer/dryer
is removed from
service or discarded, remove the lid and
door to prevent accidental entrapment.
l After starting a cycle, do not reach into the
basket unless the washer Cycle Control
Knob is pushed in and all motion stops.
l Do not reach into your dryer if the drum is
moving.
l Do not dry rubber, rubber-like,
or heatsensitive materials with heat.
l Do not tamper with the controls.
l If your hot water has not been used
recently (usually 2 weeks or longer),
hydrogen gases may build up in your
water heater and your hot water pipes.
HYDROGEN
GAS IS EXPLOSIVE.
To
prevent injury or damage, before using
your washer/dryer, turn on all hot water
faucets and allow water to run for several
minutes. This will allow gases to escape.
Do not smoke or use any open flame near
your faucet while it is open.
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Please ...
Install and level washer/dryer in a wellventilated room and on a floor that can
support the weight.*
l Connect washer/dryer
to the correct
3-prong outlet, electrical supply, water
supply, and drain.*
l Ground washer/dryer
properly.*
l Have only a qualified person install,
repair, or replace parts on washer/dryer.
l Protect washer/dryer
from the weather
and keep it where the temperature is
above 45°F (7°C).
l Maintain washer/dryer
properly.
l Use only fabric softeners specifically
labeled as not being harmful to the dryer.
l Do not allow lint to build up inside the
dryer or exhaust system. Cleaning should
be done periodically by a qualified
person.
l Clean lint screen before or after each
load.
l Do not let dust, lint, paper, rags, chemicals, etc. pile up around or under your
washer/dryer.
*See the Installation Instructions.
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Understanding
your
responsibilities
9 Unplug the power supply cord or turn off
electrical power before attempting to
service your washer/dryer. Shut off gas
valve if you have a gas washer/dryer.
l Do not wash or dry items that are soiled
with vegetable or cooking oil. These items
may contain some oil after laundering.
Due to the remaining oil, the fabric may
smoke or catch fire by itself.
l Store flammable solvents or fluids away
from your washer/dryer.
l Dry cleaning solvents or fluids should
never be put directly into your washer/
dryer.
l Store detergent, laundry aids and other
materials in a cool, dry place where
children cannot reach them (in a locked
cabinet if possible).
l Read and follow instructions
on packages
of detergent and laundry aids, especially
warnings and precautions.
l Do not use chlorine bleach and ammonia
or acids (such as vinegar or rust remover)
in the same wash. Hazardous fumes can
form.
l Unplug power supply cord before attempting to service your washer/dryer.
l Do not machine wash or dry fiberglass
materials. Small particles can stick to the
fabrics in following loads and cause skin
irritation.
Never operate your washer/dryer if:
-it is not working right (i.e. noisy, too hot).
-it is damaged.
-parts are missing.
-all panels are not in place.
-the lint screen is loose, damaged, or
missing.
l Be sure that your washer/dryer:
-is properly connected to fuel and exhaust
systems (gas dryers must be vented
outdoors).*
-is not installed against draperies or
curtains, or on carpet.*
-is used only for jobs normally expected
of a home washer/dryer.
-is not used by anyone unable to operate
it properly.
‘See the Installation Instructions.
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Getting To Know Your
Washer/Dryer
The parts and features of your THIN TWIN@washer/dryer are illustrated in this section. Become
familiar with all parts and features before using your washer/dryer.
Model and serial
Optional
exhaust
Washer
controls
Lid instructions
Other features
Automatic
dryness
End of cycle
not shown:
control
End of cycle signal
Manual
clean lint filter (inside
agitator)
signal
Your dryer sounds a signal to let you know
when the selected cycle is finished. The
signal cannot be adjusted or turned off.
The signal is helpful when drying permanent press, synthetics, and other items that
should be taken out as soon as the dryer
stops tumbling.
Operating
Your Washer
In This Section
Before
starting
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your washer
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Selecting
a cycle and time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
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Using rinse and spin . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Selecting
a load size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Using drain and spin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Selecting
wash-rinse
What happens
or stopping
Starting
your washer
temperaturea
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in each cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Operating your washer properly ensures maximum washing efficiency. This section gives you
important information to help you to select a cycle, time, and temperature for your wash load.
Before
starting
your washer
Add measured detergent. Then place a sorted
load in the washer before starting. See page 20
for additional “Before you wash or dry”
information.
Starting
or stopping
your washer
Starting your washer:
1. Select load size and water temperatures.
2. Push in the Cycle Control Knob and turn it
clockwise. Stop when the indicator on the
knob’s outer ring points to the number in the
wash cycle you want. The numbers are
minutes of wash time.
3. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob.
Refer to pages 8-l 0 for additional information
to help you make selections.
Stopping
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and restarting
your washer:
To stop the washer at any time, push in the
Cycle Control Knob.
To restart the washer, close the lid (if necessary) and pull out the Cycle Control Knob.
Selecting
If your washer/dryer has a Consumer
Features Guide, remove it and place it in your
Use and Care Guide.
NOTE:
a load size
Position the Load Size Selector at the setting
that corresponds to the size load you want to
wash. Select a load size based upon the size
of the load and the fabric you are washing. See
pages 20-21 for additional loading information.
To change the load size setting after the
washer has started to fill, move the Selector to
RESET, then to the desired new setting.
Load
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size tips
Items should move freely in the washer. Do
not overload the machine or select a load size
that is too small for the wash load.
Use a large load size setting for best results
with permanent press clothes.
Reduce wash time when using a small load
size setting. Loads with only a few small items
need less wash time.
Selecting
Match the
fabric and
ture is the
ture is the
Water
wash-rinse
temperatures
water temperature to the type of
soils being washed. The top temperawash water and the bottom temperarinse water.
temperature
tips
Use warm wash water with the Permanent
Press and Delicate cycles.
l Always use cold rinse water for permanent
press fabrics.
l For heavily soiled permanent press or knit
clothes, prewash or presoak before washing in
warm water.
See the “Water usage guide” on page 25 for
more information.
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Regular
cycle
The Regular cycle features the Gentle Wash
system and high spin speeds to shorten drying
time.
l Use HEAVY, 12 minutes of wash
time, to
clean sturdily-constructed cotton and linen
fabrics that are heavily soiled.
l Use NORMAL, 8 minutes of wash time, to
clean cotton and linen fabrics that are lightly
to moderately soiled.
Permanent
Press
cycle
The Permanent Press cycle features the
Gentle Wash system, a cool-down rinse, and
low spin speeds to reduce wrinkling.
l Use 10 minutes of wash time to clean
permanent press and some synthetic fabrics
that are moderately soiled.
l Use 6 minutes of wash time to clean permanent press and some synthetics that are
lightly soiled.
NOTE: The washer pauses briefly during the
wash cycle. This is normal for washer
operation.
Delicate
Regular
Permanent
cycle
press cycle
cycle
The Delicate cycle features a reduced agitation
speed for gentle soil removal. Low spin speeds
reduce wrinkling.
. Use 8 minutes of wash time to clean delicate
items and washable knits that are moderately
soiled.
l Use 6 minutes of wash time to clean delicate
items and washable knits that are lightly
soiled.
Soak
cycle
Delicate
cycle
The Soak cycle features brief periods of
agitation and soak time to help remove heavy
soils and stains that need pretreatment.
l Use warm water when soaking laundry. (Hot
water can set stains.) See pages 22-24 for
stain removal information.
l Use the amount of detergent or presoak
additive recommended by manufacturer.
l After the Soak cycle ends, add detergent
and set a new wash cycle.
Soak cycle
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Pre-Wash
Pre-Wash features a brief period of high speed
agitation to help remove heavy soils and stains
that need pretreatment.
l Use warm water for prewashing
stained
laundry. (Hot water can set stains.) See
pages 22-24 for stain removal information.
l After Pre-Wash ends, add detergent and set
a new wash cycle.
Super
Wash
cycle
Super Wash automatically prewashes the
laundry and advances into the Regular wash
cycle. (The washer does not need to be reset
after the Super Wash cycle.) Use this cycle
when washing heavily soiled loads that need
maximum soil removal.
l For proper cleaning, use double the amount
of detergent recommended for a wash cycle.
NOTE: The machine pauses during Super
Wash. This is normal for washer operation.
Super wash cycle
Using
rinse and spin
When using extra detergent for heavily soiled
clothes, or washing special-care items, you
may want an extra rinse and spin.
1. Push Cycle Control Knob in and turn
clockwise to RINSE, as illustrated.
2. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The washer
fills to selected load size, agitates, drains,
and spins.
Using
drain
and spin
A drain and spin may help shorten drying times
for some heavy fabrics or special-care items
by removing excess water.
1. Push Cycle Control Knob in and turn
clockwise to SPIN, as illustrated.
2. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The washer
drains, and then spins.
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What happens
in each cycle
When the Cycle Control Knob is set to a
number and pulled out, the washer fills (to the
selected load size) before agitation and timing
start. The washer will begin agitating immediately after filling; agitation can occur with the
washer lid up or down. After agitation starts,
the Cycle Control Knob turns clockwise until it
points to OFF and the cycle ends.
WASH
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The washer
pauses
briefly
throughout
each
cycle. These pauses are normal for washer
operation.
NOTE: A Gentle Wash system helps protect
your fabrics by reducing wash agitation speed
during the last few minutes of wash agitation in
the Regular and Permanent Press cycles.
RINSE
Fill
Fill
Wash*
*Agitation speed is reduced in the last few
minutes of most cycles. This provides
better fabric care.
Drain (or partial drain*)
No agitation
‘The Permanent Press cycle partially
drains, fills, agitates briefly, and drains.
Drain-No agitation
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Spin-Spray rinse
Spin
Spin
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Operating
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In This
Before
Section
starting
Starting
Your Dryer
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your dryer ............................................
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Undrwstanding
your dryer ..........................................
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Stopping
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The information in this section helps you learn to use your dryer efficiently and safely. Refer to
“Laundry Tips” on page 20 for additional control setting, sorting, and loading information.
Before
starting
your dryer
Wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth before
using to remove dust from storing and
shipping.
Starting
your dryer
1. Load clothes into the dryer and close the
door.
2. Turn the Cycle Control Knob either way to
the desired setting.
3. Push the Start Button.
NOTE: Your dryer stops automatically when a
cycle ends.
Stopping
your
dryer
You can stop your dryer any time during a cycle.
Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control
Knob to OFF.
NOTE: The Cycle Control Knob should point to
an OFF area when the dryer is not in use. If you
want to stop the dryer before the cycle is
finished, turn the Cycle Control Knob to an OFF
area.
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If your dryer has a Consumer Features Guide,
remove it and place it with your Use and Care
Guide.
Understanding
your
cycles
See the chart below for descriptions of the cycles that are on your dryer. See page 15 for help in
selecting the right cycle.
NOTES:
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Use the Energy Preferred Automatic
Setting (*) to dry most loads. (See page 14.)
Shaded areas in the illustrations show cycle
locations.
The last few minutes of all cycles are without
heat to make the load easier to handle.
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To help reduce wrinkling, remove the load
from the dryer as soon as tumbling stops.
This is important for permanent press, knits,
and synthetic fabrics.
cycle to complete drying if
some items are damp after automatic drying.
This cycle is also useful for small loads or
large bulky items.
l For a damp dry, turn the Cycle Control
Knob to 30 minutes or less.
packed in a suitcase, or from items not
removed from the dryer at the end of a
cycle. Put only a few items in your dryer for
best results when using this cycle. As soon
as the dryer stops, fold or put the items on
hangers.
See Warning on page 15.
continued
on next page
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CYCLE
CYCLES
CONTROL
KNOB
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Automatic
cycle(s)
Use an automatic
cycle
to dry most loads.
Your automatic cycle shuts off when the
selected dryness is reached.
The Cycle Control Knob will not move until
the load is almost dry. After the cool-down,
the Cycle Control Knob automatically
moves to an OFF area and tumbling
stops.
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Dry most
Preferred
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loads uslng the Energy
Automatic
Settlng (.) .
If the load is drier than you like, select a
setting closer to LESS DRY the next time
you dry a similar load.
If the load is not as dry as you like, complete drying using a Timed cycle. Select a
setting closer to VERY DRY the next time
you dry a similar load.
Automatic
Regular
The (*) indicates the Energy Preferred
Automatic Setting. This cycle can be used for
heavy and mediumweight cotton items, such
as towels, blue jeans, corduroys, bedspreads,
and linens.
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‘Energy
preferred
automatic
setting
Selecting
the right
cycle
Use the chart below to guide you when making
drying selections.
l Do not overdn/. Cverdtvina
can cause
shrinkage, static cling, anddamage to some
fabrics.
Flre Hazard
Do not dry heat-sensitive fabrics, plastic,
rubber, or some stuffed items with heat.
1 tJs;z;;cz.e,
or tine dry.
Failure to do so could result in fire or
CYCLE
TYPE OF LOAD
COlTONS
and setting
TIME
AND LINENS
Extra Heavy-Bedspreads, mattress pads, quilts
Heavyweight-Towels,
jeans, corduroys, work clothes
Mediumweight-Sheets,
cotton underwear, diapers
Lightweight-Batistes, organdies, lingerie
PERMANENT
PRESS,
SYNTHETICS
Automatic Regular
Automatic Regular
Automatic Regular
Automatic Perm Press
AND BLENDS
Heavyweight-Work clothes, jackets, raincoats
Mediumweight-Shirts,
play clothes, sheets, slacks
Lightweight-Lingerie,
blouses, dresses
Automatic Perm Press
Automatic Perm Press
Automatic Perm Press
KNlTS
Heavyweight-Cottons,
rayons, blends, T-shirts,
slacks, shirts
Mediumweight-Synthetics
(polyester, acrylic, etc.),
dress slacks, skirts, sweaters
Lightweight-Synthetics
(polyester, acrylic, etc.) and
blends, lingerie, blouses, dresses
DELICATE
Automatic Perm Press
Automatic Perm Press
FABRICS
Sheer curtains (2 or 3 panels), gauze, lace, etc.
RUBBER,
Automatic Perm Press
PLASTIC,
HEAT-SENSlTIVE
Foam Rubber-Pillows, bras, stuffed toys
Plastic-Shower curtains, tablecloths
Rubber-backed rugs
Olefin, Polypropylene, Sheer nylon
Fluff Air
20-30 min
Fluff Air
20-30 min
20-30 min
40-50 min
1O-20 min
FABRICS
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Caring For Your Washer/Dryer
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Section
Maintenance-every
Maintenance-as
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Tips for caring for your washer/dryer
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Care during
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Washers and dryers require regular maintenance. Follow the suggestions below to maintain your
washer/dryer properly.
Maintenance-every
Cleaning
the washer
load
lint filter
Clean the filter at the bottom of the agitator
after every load for the best filtering results.
To clean:
1. Lift off the agitator barrel.
Manual clean
lint filter
2. Wash or wipe the filter clean in the bottom
of the agitator barrel. The filter is not
removable.
3. Replace agitator barrel. Snap it into place.
Cleaning
the dryer
lint
screen
The lint screen is located inside the dryer
drum, on the back wall. Clean lt before each
load. A screen blocked by lint can increase
drying time.
1. Open the door and pull the lint screen
straight out.
2. Squeeze the body of the lint screen lightly
while pulling the cover off. (See illustration.)
3. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. Do
not rinse or wash the screen to remove lint.
Wet lint is hard to remove.
4. Replace cover on lint screen body. Push the
lint screen firmly back into place and close
the door.
Maintenance-as
needed
Use the following suggestions about cleaning
and lint removal to maintain your washer/dryer
and keep it operating efficiently.
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Product
and Fabric
Damage
Hazard
Do not run the dryer with the lint screen
loose, damaged, blocked or missing.
Doing so can cause overheating and
damage to both the dryer and fabrics.
Cleaning
interior
the washer/dryer
Washer:
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If the washer interior needs cleaning, put
YZcup (125 mL) of chlorine bleach and
1 cup (250 mL) of detergent in the washer.
Run through a complete cycle using hot
water.
Dryer:
Electrlcal
Personal Injury
Exploslon
Shock,
and Fire and
Hazard
Turn off the electrical power before
cleaning the interior.
l Make sure the dryer is cool.
l Use nonflammable
cleaner.
Failure to do so could result in electrical
shock or injury, fire or explosion.
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Garments which contain unstable dyes, such
as denim blue jeans or brightly colored cotton
items, may discolor the dryer interior.
If you want to remove stains from the dryer
drum, use powdered laundry detergent.
1. Make a paste with detergent and very warm
water.
2. Apply paste to a soft cloth and scrub area
until all excess dye is removed.
3. Wipe thoroughly with a damp cloth.
4. Tumble a load of rags to dry.
Cleaning
a clogged
lint
screen
Laundry detergents and fabric softeners can
cause a residue buildup on the lint screen. A
clogged lint screen can extend drying times.
Clean the lint screen with a nylon brush every
six months, or more frequently, if it becomes
clogged due to a residue buildup. Use the
following method:
1. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water.
2. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid
detergent.
3. Scrub lint screen with the brush until all
residue buildup is removed.
4. Rinse with hot water.
5. Thoroughly
dry lint screen with a clean
towel and replace in dryer.
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Removing
accumulated
from the dryer
lint
Lint can gather inside the dryer and be fuel for
a fire. It is recommended that lint be removed
every 2 to 3 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a
qualified person. If you have any questions,
please call our Consumer Assistance Center
at l-800-253-1 301.
ElectrIcal
Shock, Personal InJury and
Product Damage Hazard
Unplug the power supply cord or turn
off the electrical power before removing
dryer panels.
l Make sure the dryer is cool.
l Dryer parts can have sharp edges. Use
care when handling.
l More than one person is required to lift,
tilt or move machine because of its
weight and size.
l Truck only from rear.
Failure to follow the above instructions
could result in electrical shock, personal
injury or product damage.
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Unplug the power supply cord or turn off the
electrical power.
2. Remove back panel. See Installation
Instructions.
3. Remove lint from shaded area in illustration
with a soft brush or vacuum cleaner. Avoid
damaging wires, thermostats, funnel (gas),
or ignitor (gas).
4. Replace panel; reconnect and level dryer
again, if necessary.
1.
Heat inlet duct
Electric
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Thermostats
dryer
with
back
Motor
panel
removed
Tips for caring
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for your washer/dryer
Wipe up detergent, bleach and other spills with
a soft, damp cloth or sponge as they occur.
Remove hard water deposits using only
cleaners labeled as washer safe.
After tinting or dyeing, put chlorine bleach
and detergent in the washer. Run through a
complete cycle using hot water to remove
excess dye or tint. If staining occurs on
following loads, repeat the process.
Sharp or metal objects can damage your
washer/dryer. Check pockets for pins, clips,
money, bolts, nuts, etc. Do not lay these
objects on your washer after emptying
pockets.
NOTE: Operate your washer/dryer only when
you are at home.
Care during
Winter
storage
periods
or moving
of non-use
care
Install and store your washer/dryer where it will
not freeze. Because some water stays in the
washer, freezing can damage it. If your
washer/dryer is stored or moved during
freezing weather, winterize it.
1. Shut off both water faucets. Disconnect the
drain water inlet hoses.
2. Put 1 quart (1 L) of R.V.-type antifreeze in
the washer basket.
3. Run washer on a drain and spin setting for
about 30 seconds (see page 10) to mix
antifreeze and water.
4. Unplug power supply cord.
Non-use/vacation
care
1. Unplug power supply cord or turn off
electrical power.
2. Clean lint screen and lint filter.
3. Turn off water supply leading to your
washer/dryer. This will help avoid accidental flooding while you are away (for example, due to a water pressure surge).
To use the washer agaln:
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Reconnect water inlet hoses.
Turn on both water faucets.
Reconnect power supply cord.
Run the washer through a complete cycle
with l/2 cup (125 mL) of detergent to clean
out antifreeze.
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Laundry Tips
Pags
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Water usage guide ............................................
Washing
special-care
itemr
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Saving energy
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Drying
special-care
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Solving
laundering
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Using laundry
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problems
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This section reviews proper laundering techniques, gives you additional laundering information,
and discusses causes or solutions to common laundering problems.
Before
you wash
or dry
Before using your washer/dryer, see
pages 3-5 for Important Safety Information.
l Close zippers, snaps and hooks to avoid
snagging other items. Remove
pins, buckles and other hard
objects to avoid scratching the
washer interior or the dryer
drum. Remove unwashable trim
nts, or heat-sensitive trim that
can be damaged by drying.
l Stained or wet garments should be washed
promptly for best results.
l Check garments to make sure all spots and
stains were removed during the wash. See
pages 22-24 for pretreatment and stain
removal information. If stains were not
removed, do not tumble dry. Heat may
permanently set stain. Soiled items can also
leave stains on the dryer drum. These stains
can be picked up by other items in the load.
l Turn down cuffs and brush away lint and dirt.
l Turn synthetics
inside out to avoid pilling.
l Mend tears, loose hems, and seams.
l Sharp or metal objects can damage your
washer. Check pockets for
pins, clips, money, bolts, nuts,
etc. and turn pockets inside
out. Do not lay these objects
on your washer after
emptying pockets.
l Turn lint takers and dark items inside out to
help prevent lint pickup.
l Tie strings and sashes so they will not
tangle.
l Place small items such as baby socks or
hankies in a mesh bag for easier removal.
l Articles to be ironed should be removed from
the dryer while still damp.
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Sorting
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Items properly sorted for washing are usually
properly sorted for drying.
Separate heavily soiled items
from lightly soiled ones even if
they would normally be washed
together. Separate lint givers
(towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy,
synthetics, permanent press). When possible, turn lint takers inside out.
Separate heavy fabrics (denim, towels) from
light fabrics (synthetics, permanent press).
Separate dark from light colors; colorfast
from noncolorfast.
Load
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sizes
Drop items into washer loosely. Fill to the top
of the basket. Do not pack or
wrap items around agitator.
Items should move easily
through wash water for best
cleaning and wrinkle-free
results. Watch for rollover.
Items should sink and reappear later.
To reduce wrinkling, permanent press and
synthetic knits should have more room to
move in the water than heavy items (towels,
jeans).
Do not overload the washer/dryer. Overcrowding causes poor cleaning, uneven
drying and wrinkling, and can cause items to
wear out faster (because of pilling).
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Mix large and small items in each load. Load
evenly to maintain washer
balance. An off-balance load
can make the machine vibrate
during spin. Load the dryer by
the amount of space items take
up, not by their weight.
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For better tumbling action when drying only a
few small items, add one or two lint-free
towels. This also prevents small, lightweight
items from blocking airflow.
You may need to rearrange large items
(sheets, blankets, tablecloths) during a
drying cycle to reduce balling or rolling up.
Reduce wrinkling of permanent press and
synthetics by drying smaller loads and
removing items from the dryer as soon as
tumbling stops.
Washer
loading
suggestions
For these suggested full-sized loads, use the highest water level setting.
COMPACT WASHERS
Heavy Work
Clothes
Knlts
Mlxed
3 work shirts
2 pair pants
2 slacks
2 shirts
-or3 dresses
1 pair slacks
2 pillowcases
2 shirts
1 T-shirts
Load
Towels
Dellcates
9 bath towels
-or6 bath towels
3 hand towels
6 wash cloths
1 camisole
2 slips
2 panties
2 bras
1 nightie
1 half slip
Permanent
Press
6 shirts
-or2 double sheets
2 pillowcases
-or2 single sheets
2 pillowcases
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Removing
stains
Stained, heavily soiled or greasy items may
need to be prewashed or soaked for best
results. Soaking helps remove protein-type
stains like blood, milk, or grass. Prewashing
helps loosen soil before washing.
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Prewashing
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or soaking
Use warm water for soaking or prewashing
stained laundry. Hot water can set stains.
Stain
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removal
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rules
Most stains are easier to remove when they
are fresh. Old or set stains may not come out.
Follow package directions for pretreatment
products.
Before treating any stain, find out . . .
1. What kind of stain it is.
2. What kind of fabric it is and if it is colorfast.
(Check label.)
3. How old the stain is. (Washing and drying
can set some stains.)
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Stat-l with cold or warm water. Hot water can
set some stains.
When bleach is recommended, use a bleach
that is safe for the fabric. Dilute chlorine
bleach.
Test stain removers on an inside seam or
hidden corner of the item to see if the color is
removed.
Put the stained area face down on a paper
towel or white cloth. Apply the stain remover
to the back of the stain. This can force the
stain off the fabric instead of through it.
Meat tenderizer or enzyme presoaks help
break down some protein stains so they are
easier to remove.
Stain
removal
guide
STAIN
TO REMOVE
Alcoholic
beverage
These stains turn brown with age, so treat immediately. Sponge or soak fresh
stains with cold water. Wash. If stain remains, soak 15 minutes in a solution of
lukewarm water, liquid detergent and a few drops of white vinegar. Rinse. Wash.
Rinse immediately or soak in cold water with enzyme presoak for 30 minutes or
longer. Rinse. Rub detergent into any remaining stains. Rinse. If stain remains,
put a few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide on stain for 3-5 minutes. Rinse
thoroughly. Wash.
Use ice to make gum hard. Scrape off what you can. Sponge with a nonflammable fabric cleaner. Let dry. Wash.
Sponge immediately with a nonflammable fabric cleaner or apply a prewash soil
and stain remover. Rinse. Wash. If stain remains, apply a liquid detergent to
stain or soak in warm water with an enzyme presoak. Rewash.
Scrape off excess with a dull knife. Place fabric between two blotters or facial
tissue. Press with warm iron. Remove color stain with nonflammable fabric
cleaner. Hand wash until stain is gone. If full load is crayon stained, take to
cleaners or coin-operated dry cleaning machine.
Sponge with a nonflammable fabric cleaner, or a prewash soil and stain remover. Rinse. Wash. Repeat if necessary. If stain remains, apply a few drops of
liquid detergent and a few drops of ammonia. Blot dry and rinse. If stain remains
soak in an enzyme presoak. Wash.
Llght staln: Treat with liquid detergent or your regular laundry detergent. Wash
in hottest water safe for fabric.
Heavy staln: Place face down on towel and treat with a paste of ammonia and
all-fabric bleach. Let stand for 30 minutes. Wash in hottest water safe for fabric.
Items soiled with vegetable or cooking oil should not be washed or dried. See
Vegetable/Cooking Oil Warning on page 5. For other types of greasy stains, use
one of the methods below:
l Use pretreatment
stain remover. Follow label directions. Wash in hottest water
safe for fabric.
l Use talcum powder to absorb as much grease as possible. Sponge with a
nonflammable fabric cleaner. Rinse. Wash.
l Treat with liquid detergent or rub a detergent paste on the stain. Wash using
hottest water safe for fabric.
Fresh stains: Soak immediately in cool water. Wash. If stain remains, cover
area with a paste made of all-fabric bleach, a few drops of hot water and a few
drops of ammonia. Wait 15 to 30 minutes. Wash.
Old stalns: Sponge with white vinegar. Rinse. Repeat procedure for fresh
stains.
Soak in warm or cold water with an enzyme presoak for at least 30 minutes, or
sponge with denatured alcohol. Wash in water temperature and bleach safe for
the fabric. For colored fabrics, check colorfastness before applying alcohol. For
acetate, sponge with a nonflammable fabric cleaner. If stain remains, bleach
with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Rinse. Rewash.
Blood
Chewing
gum
Chocolate
or
coffee
Crayon and
candle wax
Cream, milk
or ice cream
Deodorants
and antiperspirants
Fat, grease
or oil
Fruit stains
Grass or
green
vegetables
Ink or
ballpoint
pen ink
Spray stain with an aerosol hair spray or rubbing alcohol. Sponge stain continuously until all bleeding stops. Let dry. Repeat if necessary. Wash. If stain
remains, bleach if safe for fabric. (India and other indelible inks are almost
impossible to remove completely.)
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STAlN
TO REMOVE
Iron or rust
Colored or noncoloriast
items: Apply lemon juice and salt. Place in the sun
to dry. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.
White or colorfast Items: Try a rust remover. Test first on inside seam or
hem. Some rust removers are not washer safe. Follow package directions.
Sponge immediately with a nonflammable fabric cleaner or apply a prewash
soil and stain remover. Rinse. Wash. If stain remains, apply a liquid detergent
to stain or soak in warm water with an enzyme presoak. Rewash.
Apply nonflammable fabric cleaner or prewash soil and stain remover. Blot with
absorbent material. Repeat if necessary. Rinse. If stain still remains, rub with
liquid detergent. Wash.
Scrape off excess with a dull knife. Soak in cold or warm water with enzyme
presoak at least 30 minutes, or treat stains with a nonflammable fabric cleaner.
Wash.
Wash in hottest water safe for fabric. If stain remains, soak in warm water and
an all-fabric bleach for 15 to 30 minutes. Rewash. (Old mildew stains are
almost impossible to remove. Mildew fungus destroys or weakens fabrics.)
An alternative to bleach is to treat with salt and lemon juice and dry in direct
sunlight. Rinse and rewash. Mildew may form if wet or damp laundry remains in
your washer for extended periods of time. To prevent mildew, promptly dry
laundry after washing.
Treat immediately. Scrape off excess mustard. Sponge with a nonflammable
fabric cleaner or a prewash soil and stain remover. Rinse. Work liquid detergent and a few drops of vinegar into stain. Rinse. If stain remains, apply 3%
hydrogen peroxide. Rinse and wash.
Hand wash paint-stained items.
Water base: Treat stains while still wet. (These paints cannot be removed after
they have dried.) Rinse in warm water to flush out paint. Sponge with a
nonflammable fabric cleaner. Rinse. Wash.
011 base: Scrape off fresh paint. Sponge with a nonflammable fabric cleaner or
treat stain with recommended thinner. While stain is still wet with solvent, rub
liquid detergent into it. Wash with hottest water safe for fabric.
Remove stains before ironing. Perspiration stains may weaken fabric. Wash or
sponge stain thoroughly with detergent and warm water. If perspiration has
changed the color of the fabric, use one of the following treatments:
Fresh stalns: Apply ammonia to stain. Rinse. Launder to remove ammonia
odor.
Old stalns: Apply white vinegar to stain. Rinse. Launder to remove vinegar
odor.
Severe scorch cannot be removed. Wet stain with 3% hydrogen peroxide.
Cover with a dry cloth and press with an iron as hot as is safe for fabric. Rinse
well. Wash.
OR
Wet with lemon juice and spread in the sun to dry. Wash.
Ketchup or
tomato
products
Lipstick
Meat juice,
egg
Mildew
Mustard
Paint
Perspiration
Scorch
Soft drinks
Sponge immediately with cold water and alcohol. Heat and detergent may set
stain.
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Water
Water
usage guide
temperature
WASH
RINSE
USE FOR
HOT
COLD
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130°F (54°C)
or above
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WARM
90”-110°F
(32”-44°C)
COLD/
WARM*
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COLD
70”-90°F
(21”-32°C)
COLD
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COMMENTS
Heavy soils
Work clothes
Sturdy whites and
colorfast pastels
Diapers
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Light and moderate soils
Dark or noncolorfast
colors
Moderately soiled permanent press
Nylons, polyesters,
acrylics, silks, woolens
Knits and delicate fabrics
Prewash, soak
Very lightly soiled items
Moderately soiled items if
extra detergent is added
Extra sensitive colors
(noncolorfast)
Rinsing, for all fabrics
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Gives best cleaning for heavy
soils.
Removes oils, perspiration, greasy
soils and stains.
Prevents graying and yellowing.
Safe for most fabric finishes.
Less fading and dye bleeding.
Reduces wrinkling.
Saves hot water.
Less effective cleaning than hot or
warm water.
Use longest wash time in cycle
selected.
Use liquid detergent, or dissolve
powdered detergent in warm water
before adding to cold wash water.
Pretreat spots, stains and heavy or
greasy soils.
Warm rinse water provides better water extraction than cold rinse water, but may increase
wrinkling when line drying. In cold climates, warm rinse water also provides a more comfortable
temperature for handling-the wash load.
To check your hot water temperature
wlth a
candy or cooklng thermometer:
1. Fill a pan with the hottest water available
from the faucet that will fill your washer.
2. Place a candy or cooking thermometer in
water to check the temperature.
If you do not have a faucet at your wash site,
collect water from the faucet closest to your
washer.
NOTE: In wash-water temperatures colder
than 70°F (21 “C):
l Detergents do not dissolve well.
l Soils are difficult to remove.
l Some fabrics will retain wear wrinkles and
may have increased pilling.
Water
hardness
Many poor washing results can be traced to
wash-water hardness. To check your water
hardness:
l City water-ask
your city water company.
l Well water-call
your Cooperative Extension
Service.
Ask for the mineral content in grains-per-gallon
or parts-per-million. If your water is 9 or more
grains-per-gallon or more than 153 parts-permillion:
l Consider installing
a water softener.
l Use more detergent.
l Use a packaged water conditioner.
l Do not use soap.
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Washing
special-care
items
Most garments and household textiles have care labels with laundering instructions. Always follow
label directions when they are available. General washing instructions for some special washables
are included in this section.
Blankets, electric
and woolen
Pretreat spots and stains. Select water temperature, cycle, and time
according to the type of blanket being washed. Two rinses may be
necessary. If manufacturer recommends machine washing:
1. Measure blanket before washing.
2. Add mild detergent to washer. Fill and agitate briefly to dissolve
detergent.
3. Stop washer. Load blanket evenly around agitator. Soak 10 to
15 minutes.
4. Set Cycle Control Knob to Drain and Spin. Start washer. Spin 1 to
2 minutes.
5. Fill washer for final rinse. Stop washer. Allow to soak.
5. Set Cycle Control Knob to Drain and Spin. Start washer. Allow washer
to finish cycle.
7. Lay blanket on flat surface and block by gently stretching to original
measurement. Woolens tend to shrink more the first time they are
washed. This is normal.
Curtains, drapes,
slipcovers
Wash small loads. Crowding will cause wrinkling.
1. Shake or vacuum to remove loose dirt.
2. Wash following manufacturers instructions.
NOTES:
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When using chlorine bleach for soaking, add detergent to load. Avoid
overuse of fabric softeners. Absorbency will be reduced.
1. Rinse immediately. Soak in a solution of lukewarm water and a small
amount of detergent until you are ready to wash them. You may wish to
use bleach or a special soaking product when soaking.
2. Spin excess water from diapers before washing.
3. Wash diapers as you would wash white cottons and linens.
Diapers
Elastic,
spandex
Flame-retardant
clothing
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Sun-damaged curtains and draperies will tear whether hand or machine
washed.
Replace slipcovers while still slightly damp. They will dry to fit tightly.
Elastic picks up oil from the body. Oil can damage elastic. Wash often to
help reduce the damage. Use warm water and sufficient detergent to
remove oils.
Items will be clearly labeled as flame-retardant. Follow manufacturer’s
instructions to retain flame retardant qualities.
Fiberglass
materials
Do not wash fiberglass materials in your washer. Glass particles could
stick to the next load and cause skin irritation.
Knits
Knits are comfortable to wear because they stretch. However, this means
that knits are more likely to be stretched and damaged when washed
(especially bulky knits). Knits made of synthetic fabrics such as polyester,
nylon, and acrylic tend to keep their original shape more than a knit made
of cotton or ramie.
1. Close zippers, fasten hooks and eyes to prevent snagging.
2. Wash small loads to reduce pilling and lint.
Pillows,
toys
stuffed
Washing feather pillows is not recommended unless they are dryer dried.
1. Add detergent then partially fill washer with water; agitate until detergent
is dissolved.
2. Place two pillows on opposite sides of the agitator to balance the load.
3. Allow washer to fill completely and continue through the cycle.
4. Stop the washer occasionally to press air from item(s) being washed.
Plastic,
rubber
items
Treat as delicate items. Wash in warm water. Wash small items in a mesh
bag.
Quilts,
bedspreads
Do not wash cotton-filled comforters unless they are quilted or stitched;
tucked cotton batting tends to slip and become lumpy.
Scatter
rugs
1. Shake or vacuum to remove loose dirt.
2. Wash more than one small rug at a time. If you wash only one rug, add
bath towels to balance the load. A larger rug should be distributed
around the agitator to balance the load.
Snowsuits,
jackets, etc.
1. Wash only one or two items at a time. Load evenly around the agitator.
2. Stop the washer occasionally to press air from item(s) being washed.
3. Two rinses may be necessary.
Saving
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Use hot water only when washing heavy,
greasy soils or whites.
Use cold rinses.
Wash full loads.
Use lower water levels when washing small
loads.
Avoid rewashing. Use enough detergent;
pretreat stains or heavy soils: do not overload; use the cycles and wash times recommended for the fabric and soil; sort properly.
Use your washer/dryer during off-peak
hours-usually early morning and late
evening. (Ask your power company.)
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Use your automatic cycle to dry most loads.
Dry only full loads without overdrying.
Avoid overloading dryer, adding wet items
to a partly dried load, or opening the door
unnecessarily.
Plan your laundry to dry one load after
another. A warm dryer shortens drying time.
Shorten drying times by exhausting dryer
properly and cleaning exhaust duct as
needed.
-Keep the lint screen clean.
-Use your dryer in a room where room air
temperature is above 45°F (7°C).
-Sort loads by fabric weight and type.
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Drying
special-care
items
Most garments and household textiles have care labels with laundering instructions. Always follow
label directions when they are available. General drying instructions for some special washables
are included in this section.
Alr drylng
(heat sensitive
items)
Heat sensitive fabrics, plastic, rubber or some stuffed items require
drying without heat. Use an Air setting or line dry. The Air setting is
useful for fluffing bedding and pillows, and dusting draperies and
clothing. See Warning on page 15.
Heat-sensltlve
fabrics
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Olefin, polypropylene, sheer nylon
Cotton and
canvasshoes
Pillows,
toys
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Feather, foam,
polyester
Plastic,
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Blankets
woolens
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rubber
Shower curtains,
tablecloths, baby
panties
Scatter
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stuffed
rugs
and
Cotton, rayon,
synthetic blankets
Electric blankets,
electric sheets,
woolen blankets,
washable woolen
garments
Follow care label directions.
If shoes can be machine laundered:
1. Place several bath towels in the dryer to act as a buffer, or place
shoes on drying rack if your dryer has one.
2. If rubber or foam rubber materials are part of the shoe, use an Air
setting. For other materials, see page 15 for cycle, time,
or temperature recommendations.
3. Remove shoes from dryer while still damp and allow to air dry.
If manufacturer recommends machine drying, dry one pillow at
a time and:
1. Make sure coverings are securely stitched.
2. Shake and fluff the items by hand several times during the cycle.
3. Make sure pillows are completely dry. Feather pillows take a long
time to dry.
Follow care label directions.
Follow care label directions.
Machine drying knitted woolens is not recommended. Block to shape
when wet and allow to air dry. Line dry blankets in shade on a breezy day
over two lines. Pin edges together and straighten them. When partly dry,
turn the blanket over, repin and restraighten. When dry, brush nap.
Dry as recommended for permanent press fabrics on page 15.
lf manufacturer recommends machine drying:
1. Place one or two dry towels in the dryer and preheat 3-5 minutes on
a high setting. This will dry blankets faster and help avoid pilling.
2. Put blanket in dryer with warm towels. Set control for 20 minutes.
3. Check after 10 minutes. Remove when still damp. Overdrying and
long tumbling can cause shrinking and pilling.
4. Place blanket on flat surface or over two lines to finish drying. Gently
stretch to original size and shape.
5. When completely dry, brush gently to raise nap. Press binding with
cool iron if needed.
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Remove drapery weights and hooks before laundering.
Curtalns,
sllpcovers
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Draperies,
slipcovers
Sheers, some
synthetic curtains
Bonded or
laminated fabrics
Dlapers,
clothes
Elastic
baby
ltems
1. Use lowest temperature or an Air setting.
2. Leave room in dryer for load to fluff.
3. Remove from dryer while slightly damp. Do not overdry.
For slipcovers, replace slipcovers while still slightly damp. They will dry
to fit tightly.
Dry only a few minutes.
Do not overdry or tumble in high heat. Overdrying loosens the adhesive
and causes fabrics to separate.
Wash and dry small items in a mesh bag or pillowcase for convenient
handling.
1. Dry according to fabric and cycle settings listed on page 15.
2. Remove diapers and cotton knit items while still slightly damp. They
will feel softer, shrink less and be easier to fold.
Dry at lowest temperature setting. Remove from dryer while still slightly
damp.
Fiberglass
materlals
Do not machine wash or dry fiberglass materials. Small particles can stick
to fabrics washed or dried in following loads and cause skin irritation.
Flameretardant
flnlshes
Some items have been treated with a flame-retardant finish to improve
their resistance to burning. Such items are clearly labeled. To retain
flame-retardant qualities through continuous use and washing, clean and
dry according to the manufacturers instructions.
Napped
Dry separately or with similar colors to avoid lint transfer. Follow care
label directions.
Items
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Corduroy,
velveteen
1. Dry according to fabric and cycle settings shown on page 15.
2. Remove from dryer while there is still a trace of moisture.
3. Smooth, reshape and air dry before putting away.
Quilted, downfilled Items
Follow care label instructions.
1. Dry one at a time.
2. Remove from dryer and shake or fluff the item during the drying cycle.
3. Smooth and reshape before putting away.
Snowsults,
jackets
Check label for fiber content, then see page 15 for cycle and temperature
recommendations.
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Nylon,
polyester-base
Follow care label directions.
1. Dry garment for about 10 minutes. Remove and turn inside out. Dry
for 10 more minutes.
2. Remove from dryer immediately and hang on a nonrusting hanger to
finish drying. This will help eliminate wrinkles.
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on next page
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Tlnted, dyed or
noncolorfast
Items
Dry according to fabric, weight and care label instructions. Wipe the dryer
drum carefully to remove any dye or lint that can be transferred to other
loads. See ‘Cleaning the washer/dryer interior” on page 17.
Towels
Select cycle according to fabric type. Some towels, particularly those
made of a blend of synthetic fibers and natural fibers (polyester and
cotton blends), may shed more lint than other towels causing your dryers
lint screen to get full faster. Be sure to remove lint from the dryer lint
screen before and after drying new towels.
Washable
Do not overdry knits. Overdrying can cause shrinking and static cling.
knits
1. Select cycle according to fabric and construction.
2. Turn synthetics and blends inside out when drying to avoid pilling.
3. Remove cotton and rayon knits while still slightly damp. Stretch into
shape and lay flat to finish drying.
Solving
laundering
problems
Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Check the following
list for problems you may have and possible causes. If you need additional help, check the
“Assistance or Service” section of this book.
PROBLEM
Brown, yellow
stains
CAUSE
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Dye transfer
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dingy colors
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after spin
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Chlorine staining
Iron in water heater or pipes
Iron and manganese in water
Improper sorting
Load not immediately removed from washer after end of cycle
Improper sorting
Water temperature too low
Not enough detergent
Using soap in very hard water (use detergent if you have hard water)
Undiluted fabric softener or fabric softener poured directly on load
Fabric softener in wash water
Not enough detergent
Improper use of dryer fabric softener
Drying soiled items
Improper sorting
Paper or tissue in pockets
Pilling being mistaken for lint
Overloading
Not enough detergent
Clogged lint filter
Clogged dryer lint screen
Static electricity is attracting lint
Cold rinses
Lid is opened before spinning is completed
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PROBLEM
Shrinking
1 CAUSE
Fabric type (some knits stretch during manufacturing-laundering
fabric to original size)
Care label directions not followed
Items overdried
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Slow drying
Large amount of moisture in the load
Cold rinse water
Room temperature below 45°F (7°C)
Dryer improperly exhausted
Clogged lint screen
Improper electrical supply
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holes
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fabrics (usually
cottons)
Twisting,
tangling
Wrinkling
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Yellow areas
(from body oils)
returns
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Items damaged before washing
Misuse of chlorine bleach
Sharp articles not removed from pockets
Overloading
Fasteners not fastened
Load overdried
Fabric softener not used
Synthetics, synthetic blends, permanent press, and knits in load
Using soap in very hard water (use detergent if you have hard water)
Not enough detergent
Line drying
Overloading
Improper loading (do not wrap large items around agitator)
Overloading
Load not immediately removed from washer after end of cycle
Improper rinse temperature
Cvcle selection is incorrect (based on fabric type)
Water temperature too low
Not enough detergent
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Using
laundry
aids
Follow package instructions when using
laundry aids. (See “Removing Stains” on
pages 22-24 for more information.)
Chlorine
bleach
Fabric
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1. Let the washer fill and begin agitating the
load.
2. Measure bleach. Never use more than
l/2 cup (125 mL) for a full load. Dilute measured bleach in 1 quart (1 L) of water.
3. Add bleach to the wash cycle so it can be
removed in the rinse cycle. Pour bleach
around agitator, not directly on load.
l Follow directions
on care labels. Do not use
chlorine bleach on wool, silk, spandex, acetates or some flame-retardant fabrics.
l When soaking with chlorine bleach, add
detergent to soak water.
NOTE: Undiluted bleach will damage any fabric
it touches. The damage appears as rips, holes,
tears, or color loss and may not show up until
several washings later.
All-fabric
l
bleach
Powdered or liquid all-fabric bleach may be
used on all types of fabrics.
l
l
Fabric
l
l
softeners
(washer)
Add diluted fabric softener only in the final
rinse.
Always dilute fabric softeners with l/z to 1 cup
(125 to 250 mL) warm water. Undiluted fabric
softener can stain fabrics.
Fabric softeners should not be mixed with other
laundry products because greasy stains may
form. If stains form, remove by wetting the stain
and rubbing with liquid detergent or a bar of
soap. Rewash the stained item.
Too much fabric softener can make some items
(diapers and towels) nonabsorbent. If this
happens, use less fabric softener or do not use
it every time.
softeners
(dryer)
Put fabric softener sheet on top of the load
before starting the dryer. Do not add fabric
softener sheet after the cycle has started.
Instant heat can cause the fabric softener to
spot fabrics.
Some fabric softeners can clog the lint
screen and slow drying. Use fabric softeners
labeled as dryer safe.
Detergent
l
l
l
l
Using too little detergent is a common cause
of laundry problems. Follow manufacturers
directions. Measure accurately, especially when
using ultra detergents. Package directions are
usually based on:
-moderate water hardness (4-6 grains)
-lightly soiled items
-normal wash loads.
Use more detergent for:
-hard water
-full loads
-cooler wash water
-heavily soiled items.
Do not judge the amount of detergent to use
by the amount of suds in the machine. Low
sudsing detergents do not create as many
suds as normal sudsing detergents.
If the recommended amount of normal
sudsing detergent creates too many suds or
suds are present in the rinse water, try a low
sudsing detergent.
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Fire or Explosion
Hazard
. Store flammable solvents or liquids away
from your washer.
l Dry cleaning solvents or fluids should not
be put directly into your washer.
l Items treated with solvents should be
rinsed and air dried before washing in
your washer.
The fumes from these substances can
create a fire hazard or explosion,
Personal
injury
Hazard
*Never use chlorine bleach with ammonia
or acids. Hazardous fumes can form.
l Keep stain removal products out of the
reach of children . . . preferably in a locked
cabinet.
If You Need Assistance
Or Service
1. Before
calling
for assistance
...
Is the power cord plugged
in?
Is your water turned on?
m
Is exhaust duct or outside
exhaust hood clogged with
Is lint screen clogged with
ml -
Have you blown a fuse or
tripped the circuit breaker?
PROBLEM
-
If you need more help, check the chart below.
CHECK
THE FOLLOWING
Washer will not fill
Is the power cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper
voltage?
Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Has a
time-delay fuse been used?
Are both hot and cold water faucets open?
Are the water supply hoses kinked?
Is the Cycle Control Knob set and pulled out?
Washer does not spin
Is the lid closed?
Is the power cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper
voltage?
Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Has a timedelay fuse been used?
Washer stops during
a cycle
Washer pauses briefly at different times in each cycle. These
pauses are normal.
Is the power cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper
voltage?
Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Has a
time-delay fuse been used?
Washer fills and drains
without running
Is the Cycle Control Knob pointing to a number in the cycle?
Washer drains during
wash and rinse cycles,
or water siphons out
Adjust the drain hose so that it is higher than the water level in the
washer.
contmuea
on next page
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PROBLEM
CHECK
THE FOLLOWING
Dryer will not run
Is the power cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper
voltage?
Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Has a
time-delay fuse been used?
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Did you firmly push the Start Button?
Are the controls set in an ON position?
Dryer will not heat
Is the cycle in the last few minutes? (There is no heat during that
time.)
Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Has a
time-delay fuse been used?
If you have a gas dryer, are the valves open on both the dryer and
the supply line?
Drying time too long
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Is your lint screen clean? (See the “Slow drying” section of the
table on page 31 for additional information.)
Is your exhaust duct or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint?
2. If you need
assistance*
...
Call Whirlpool
Consumer
Assistance
Center telephone
number. Dial toil-free
from anywhere
in the U.S.A.:
1-800-253-I 301
and talk with one of our trained consultants.
The consultant can instruct you in how to
obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a
qualified service company in your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
3. If you need
service*
. Sse: WhIrlpool Appliances
or
Aulhurized
WhIrlpool Service
(Exampk
XW! Service Co.)
‘When
asking
. WASHIND
DRYERS,
replace-
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your Whirlpool@ appliance.
FSP replacement parts will fit right and work
right, because they are made to the same
exacting specifications used to build every new
Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 3 above or call the
Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
l
...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
authorized Whirlpool@ service companies.
Whirlpool service technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty and provide afterwarranty service, anywhere in the United
States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool
service company in your area, call our
Consumer Assistance Center telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone
directory Yellow Pages under:
. APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR, SERVICE & REPAlR
4. If you need FSP
ment parts . . .
l
l
with
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of
independent consumer experts that voices
consumer views at the highest levels of the
major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer and Whirlpool have failed
to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
MACHINES
6
SERVICE 6 REPAIR
. See: WhIrlpool Appliances or
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Exempk:
rfz Service Co.)
Gearcase
assembly covered
by your warranty
for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the
problem, your appliance’s complete model
and serial numbers and the purchase date.
(See page 2.) This information will help us
respond properly to your request.
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WHIRLPOOL”
THIN TWIN” Washer/Dryer
Warranty
LENGTH
OF WARRANTY
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
LIMITED TEN-Y EAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FSP replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized Whirlpool service company.
FSP replacement parts for any part of gearcase assembly if defective in materials or workmanship. The gearcase assembly is shown
in the “Assistance or Service” section of this book.
FSP replacement parts for any top and lid rust.
I
FSP replacement of outer tub should it crack, or fail to contain
water, due to defective materials or workmanship.
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
B.
C.
D.
E.
F.
1. Correct the installation of your washer/dryer.
2. Instruct you how to use your washer/dryer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
4. Replace light bulbs.
Repairs when your washer/dryer is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
Pickup and delivery. Your washer/dryer is designed to be repaired in the home.
Damage to your washer/dryer caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
Any labor costs during the limited warranties.
Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
8-W
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking
“Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number, I-800-253-1301,
from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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