Use& CareGuide Temperature selector Model and serial (under lid) Bleach dispenser MAGIC CLEANe lint filter (not shown) 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 Loading Loading suggestions If You Need Service Or Assistance. Whirlpool Automatic Washer Warranty.................... Page 3 4-5 5-9 IO 10 11 11 12 12 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. l Keep this book and the sales slip together in a handy place. 13-14 16 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. l NEVER wash items cleaned, l l l l l 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. l l 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 l l l 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. l l l 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. 3 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. l (models LA5578XT and LA8058XT) (model LA5580XT) 2. Select water temperature Match the water temperature to the type of fabric and soils being washed. l The top temperature 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. l 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. 5 Operating Continued 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 - 6 Minutes High Speed 6 Minutes Low Speed High Speed, Spray Rinse 6 Minutes Low Speed I 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 Operating Continued 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 J I I 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. 10 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 Continued 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.. l cause poor cleaning l increase wrinkling. l create excessive 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. 12 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? l If your Is the l Is the a live l Have fuses l 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 -2 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: I3 If You Need Service Continued 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:.. l l l 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. 14 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 @Registered Trademark/SM Part No. 3351542 Rev. B 01990 Whirlpool Corporation nA Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.