Whirlpool LA5578XT Operating instructions

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Model and serial
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Bleach dispenser
MAGIC CLEANe
lint filter
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SUF?ERCAPAClTYTWOSPEED
AUTOMATICWASHERS
LA5578XT LA558OXT lA5668XT LA6058XT
Contents
Important
Safety
Instructions..
Operating
Instructions
Starting your washer
What happens in each cycle
Other Operating
Instructions
Rinse and spin
Drain and spin
Liquid bleach dispenser
MAGIC CLEAN8 lint filter
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If You Need Service Or
Assistance.
Whirlpool
Automatic
Washer
Warranty....................
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Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance. Please complete and mail
the Owner Registration Card provided
with this product. Then complete the
form below. Have this information ready
if you need service or call with a
question.
l Copy model and serial numbers
from plate (under lid near hinge) and
the purchase date from the sales slip.
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Keep this book and the sales slip
together in a handy place.
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Model Number
01990 Whirlpool Corporation
Serial Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone Number
If your washer has a Consumer Buy
Guide label, remove it. It will be easier
to remove before the washer is used. To
remove any remaining glue:
l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball,
then remove.
or
l Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing detergent before removing glue as
described above.
DO not use sharp instruments, rubbing
alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive
cleaners. These can damage the finish.
See “Important Safety Instructions” on
page 3.
Important
SafetyInstructions
. Read all instructions before
using the washer.
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washed, soaked in or spotted with
wax, paint, gasoline, or flammable
fluids in the washer. The fumes
can create a FIRE HAZARD or
EXPLOSION. ALWAYS hand
launder and air dry fabrics containing these materials.
NEVER allow children to operate,
play with, or crawl inside the
washer. Close supervision of
children is necessary when the
washer is used near children.
When discarding an old washer,
ALWAYS remove the lid to prevent
accidental entrapment.
NEVER put your hands into the
washer until all motion stops. If the
lid is opened while the basket is
spinning, the basket will automatically stop in a few seconds.
DO NOT tamper with controls.
NEVER use or store flammable
fluids (dry-cleaning solvents,
kerosene) in or near your washer.
DO NOT add flammable fluids to
the wash water. These substances
give off vapors that can create a
FIRE HAZARD or EXPLOSION.
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If hot water has not been used
recently (usually 2 weeks or
longer), hydrogen gases may build
up in the water heater and the hot
water pipes. HYDROGEN GAS IS
EXPLOSIVE. To prevent injury or
damage, before using your washer,
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 the faucet
while it is open.
You are responsible for making sure that your washer:
- is installed, repaired, and has
parts replaced by a qualified
person.
- is properly installed and leveled
on a floor that can support the
weight.*
-is connected to the correct 3prong outlet, electric supply,
water supply and drain.’
- is properly grounded.*
- is properly maintained.*
- is protected from the weather
and kept where the temperature
will not fall below freezing.
*See the Installation Instructions.
- SAVE THESE INISTRUCTIONS -
Additionalsafetyinstructionsandyour responsibilities
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ALWAYS store detergent, laundry
aids and other materials in a cool, dry
place where children can’t reach them
- in a locked cabinet if possible.
ALWAYS read and follow instructions
on packages of detergent and laundry
aids - especially warnings and
precautions.
HAZARDOUS FUMES can be
formed if chlorine bleach is used in
the same wash as ammonia or acids
such as vinegar or rust remover.
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ALWAYS unplug the power supply
cord before attempting to service
the washer.
DO NOT machine wash glass fiber
materials. Small particles can stick to
fabrics washed in following loads and
cause skin irritation.
You are responsible for making
sure that your washer:
- is used only for jobs normally expected of home automatic washers.
- is not run by children or anyone
unable to operate it properly.
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OperatingInstructions
The drawings in this book may vary slightly from your washer model. They are
designed to show the different features of all the models covered by this book.
NOTE: Your model may not include all the features shown.
Startingyourwasher
Be sure to measure and add detergent, then place a sorted load in the washer before
starting it.
1. Select
a load size
Turn the knob to point at a setting that
describes the size of load you want
to wash.
For models LA5578XT and lA6058XT
l The water level can be set for EX
SMALL (a few small items), MEDIUM
or EX LARGE (a full load).
For model LA5668XT (not shown):
l The water level can be set for EX
SMALL (a few small items), MEDIUM
or LARGE (a full load).
For model LA558OXT
l Set the knob anywhere
on or between
EX SMALL (a few small items) and
EX LARGE (a full load).
NOTE: For best washing results, items
should move freely in the washer. Do
not overload the washer or choose a
water level that is too low for your
wash load.
For best results with permanent
press clothes, use the EX LARGE or
LARGE water level.
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(models LA5578XT and LA8058XT)
(model LA5580XT)
2. Select
water temperature
Match the water temperature to the
type of fabric and soils being washed.
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is the wash
selection and the bottom temperature
is the rinse selection.
NOTE: Use warm wash water with
the PERMANENT PRESS or KNITS
GENTLE Cycles.
For heavily soiled permanent press
or knit clothes, pre-wash or presoak
before washing in warm water.
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3. Select cycle and wash time
Start the washer
l Push in the Cycle Control Knob and
turn it clockwise.
l Stop when the indicator on the knobs
outer ring points to the number in the
wash cycle you want. The numbers
are minutes of wash time.
l Start the washer by pulling out the
Cycle Control Knob. The washer will
fill to the selected water level with the
selected wash water temperature.
After filling, the washer will agitate for
the selected number of minutes.
l To stop the washer at any time,
push in the Cycle Control Knob. To
restart the washer, pull out the
Cycle Control Knob.
Whathappensin eachcycle
Each cycle has different agitation and
spin speeds designed for different kinds
of fabrics.
Numbers on the dial in each cycle are
the minutes of wash agitation time.
When the Cycle Control Knob is set
to a number and pulled out, the washer
fills before agitation and timing starts.
After agitation starts, the knob turns
clockwise until it points to OFF and the
cycle ends.
The washer will pause briefly
throughout each cycle. These pauses
are normal. They allow for the reversing
of the motor, normal washer operation
and the cool-down portion of the
PERMANENT PRESS Cycle.
NOTE: You may hear the sound of
water sprayrng during the spin parts of
some cycles. In some cycles, water is
sprayed on the spinning load to help
wrth the rinsing.
Gentle Wash System
For better fabric care in the REGULAR
and PERMANENT PRESS Cycles, the
agitation speed is reduced during the
last few minutes of wash agitation time.
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Operating
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Instructions
Regular/Heavy
Cycle
A cycle for sturdily constructed fabrics
that are heavily soiled.
to Selected Level
Regular/Normal
Cycle
A cycle for regular loads of fabrics that
are moderately soiled.
FILL
to Selected Level
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6 Minutes High Speed
6 Minutes Low Speed
High Speed, Spray Rinse
6 Minutes Low Speed
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Permanent
Press/Normal
Cycle
A cycle designed for moderately soiled
permanent press and some synthetic
fabrics. The cool-down rinse helps keep
wrinkles from setting into these items.
to Selected Level
Permanent
Press/Light
Cycle
A cycle designed for lightly soiled permanent press and some synthetic fabrics. The cool-down rinse helps keep
wrinkles from setting into these items.
to Selected Level
2 Minutes High Speed
4 Minutes Low Speed
PARTIAL DRAIN (Pause)
REFILL COOL-DOWN
Low Speed, Spray Rinse
REFILL COOL-DOWN
Low Speed, Spray Rinse
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Instructions
Knits Gentle/Normal
Cycle
A cycle that gently washes and
spins moderately soiled delicate items
and washable knits.
Alndicates
Knits Gentle/Light
Cycle
A cycle that gently washes and
spins lightly soiled delicate items
and washable knits.
to Selected Level
to Selected Level
4 Minutes Low Speed
2 Minutes Low Speed
Low Speed, Spray Rinse
Low Speed, Spray Rinse
that machine is pausing for a brief soak period.
Super Wash Cycle
Use for washing heavily soiled loads
that require maximum soil removal.
Double the amount of detergent
recommended when using the
SUPER WASH Cycle.
to Selected Level
4 Minutes High Speed
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After the partial drain, the washer
automatically refills and goes into the
REGULAR/HEAVY
Cycle. Be sure to
use enough detergent for the double
wash.
OtherOperatingInstructions
Rinseandspin
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.
2. Turn clockwise until indicator points
to one of the dots on the dial, as
illustrated.
3. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The
washer will fill to selected level,
agitate 2-4 minutes depending on
the cycle selected, drain and spin.
Drainandspin
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.
2. Turn clockwise until indicator points
to any bar just before an OFF area
on the dial, as illustrated.
3. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The
washer will drain and spin.
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Liquid bleachdispenser
Always measure bleach. Do not guess.
Never use more than 1 cup (250 mL) for
a full load. Use less with lower water
level settings. Follow directions on
bottle for safe use. Use a cup with a
pouring spout to avoid spilling.
1. Load the washer first.
2. Pour measured bleach carefully into
drspenser. Do not let bleach splash,
drip or run down into washer basket.
Undiluted bleach will damage any
fabric it touches.
3. Start the washer. Bleach will be
diluted automatically during the
wash part of the cycle.
MAGICCLEAN”lint filter
MAGIC CLEAN
lint filter
interior
The lint filter at the bottom of the
washer basket cleans itself. During agitation, wash and rinse water pass over
the filter, separating lint from water.
The collected particles of lint are then
continuously spun away from the filter
and washed out of the system at the
end of the wash cycle.
If your washer drains into a tub,
remove any lint collected in the tub
or strainer,
Other Operating
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Instructions
Loading
Loadingsuggestions
Proper loading of your machine will
help your clothes last longer, produce
better cleaning results, help prevent off
balance loads and vibrating during spin.
l Load by the amount of space items
take up, not by their weight.
l Drop items loosely. Fill to the top of
the basket, but do not pack. Do not
wrap around agitator.
l Mix large and small items in each
load.
l Load evenly. Towels on one side and
wash cloths on another can throw the
load off balance. This can make the
machine vibrate during a spin.
l Items should move easily through the
wash water for best cleaning and
wrinkle-free results. Watch for rollover.
Items should sink and reappear later.
l To reduce wrinklrng, permanent
press
and synthetic knits should have more
room to move in the water than
towels, jeans, etc.
Overloading or packing can..
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lint.
0 wear out items faster (i-e. pilling)
The following is the recommended
maximum load content for the
EX LARGE load size on your Super
Capacity Washer.
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MIXED LOAD
3 double sheets
4 prllowcases
8 T-shirts
6 pair shorts
2 shirts
2 blouses
8 handkerchiefs
HEAVY WORK
CLOTHES
3 pair pants
3 shirts
4 pair jeans
1 coverall
1 overall
TOWELS
10 bath towels
10 hand towels
14 wash cloths
1 bathmat
PERMANENT
PRESS
2 double or 1
king size sheet
1 tablecloth
1 dress
1 blouse
2 slacks
3 shirts
2 pillowcases
KNITS
3 slacks
3 blouses
6 shirts
4 tops
4 dresses
DELICATES
3 camisoles
1 quilted robe
4 slips
4 panties
2 bras
2 nighties
1 baby’s dress
If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
We suggestyou follow
thesesteps:
1. Before
calling
for assistance...
Performance problems often result from
little things you can find and fix yourself
without tools of any kind.
If your washer does not fill:
Is the power supply cord plugged into
a live circuit with the proper voltage?
l Are both water faucets open?
l Have you checked your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box?
l Are the water supply hoses kinked?
l Is the Cycle Control Knob set and
pulled out?
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If your
Is the
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a live
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fuses
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washer does not spin:
lid closed?
power supply cord plugged into
circuit with the proper voltage?
you checked your home’s main
or circuit breaker box?
If your washer stops during
a cycle:
l Remember,
the washer pauses briefly
at different times in each cycle. These
pauses are normal.
If your washer fills and drains
without running:
l Make sure that the Cycle Control Knob
is pointing to a number in the cycle.
Make sure the drain hose is higher
than the water level in the washer.
If it isn’t:
l The washer may seem to be draining
during wash and rinse cycles,
l Water can siphon out.
(See Installation Instructions.)
2. If you need assistance’..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE”
service assistance
telephone
number. Dial free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
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. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone
number in your correspondence.
3. If you need service’...
Whirlpool has a
= nationwide network
wh%l
01 of authorized
seavrcs Whirlpools” service
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companies.
Whirlpool service technicians are trained
to fulfill the product warranty and provide
after-warranty service, anywhere in the
United States. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool service company in your area,
call our COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) or look in
your telephone directory Yellow Pages
under:
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If You Need Service
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Or Assistance
4.IfyouneedFSP”
replacement
parts’...
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 or call the
Whirlpool COOL-LINE service
assistance number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
with
how the problem was solved:..
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Contact the Major Appliance
Consumer Action Panel (MAGAP).
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 or
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.
‘When requesting assistance, please
provide: model number, serial number,
date of purchase, and a complete
description of the problem. This information is needed in order to better
respond to your request.
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Notes
Whirlpool’Automatic
WasherWarranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY 1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
LIMITED TEN-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
1 FSPO replacement parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials (including top and lid
rust) or workmanship. Service must be provided
by an authorized WhirlpoolSM service company.
FSP replacement parts for any
gearcase assembly if defective
or workmanship. The gearcase
is shown below.
FSP reolacement Darts for anv
part of
in materials
assembly
too and lid rust.
FSP replacement of outer tub should it crack, or
fail to contain water, due to defective materials
or workmanship.
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
B.
C.
D.
E.
1. Correct the Installation of the washer.
2. Instruct you how to use the washer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
Repairs when washer is used in other than normal, single-family
household use.
Pick up and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in
the home.
Damage to washer caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of
God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
Any labor costs during the limited warranties.
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 franchised Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If YOU need service, first see the “Service and Assistance” section of this book.
After checking ‘Service and Assistance,” additional help can be found by calling
our COOL-LINE8 service assistance telephone number, l-800-253-1301,
from
anywhere in the U.S.
Gearcase assembly
covered by your
warranty
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