AUTOMATIC WASHER - Whirlpool Corporation

AUTOMATIC
WASHER
s
wave Ovens.Trash Campactors. Room Air Condltloners, Oehumldllwrs,
Design 2000
Large Capacity
Model
LA7400XM
Automabc Washers, Clothes Dryers. Freezers. Relrl~erator-Freezers
Parts and features
TEMPERATURE
LAUNDRY
MAGIC CLEAN@
LINT FILTER
(not shown)
A/
CLOTHES
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DISPENSER
MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
(not shown)
AGITATOR
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BASKET
Remove
the Consumer
Buy Guide label. It will be
easier to remove
before
the washer is used.
You should wipe out the
basket with a damp cloth
before
using to remove
dust
from
storing
or
shipping.
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers
here
When you need service or call with a
Model Number
question, have this information
ready:
I. Complete
Model
and Serial Numbers(from
plate underthe
lid nearthe
serio, Number
hinge].
2. Purchase date from sales slip,
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Purchase Date
Keep this book in the Laundry Information Center with your “Laundry
Guide,”
Service Company/
sales slip and warranty.
Phone Number
There is no warranty
registration
to return. Proof-of-purchase
that is required
for in-warranty
service.
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is all
Your responsibilities
Read this “Use and Care Guide”
and your “Laundry
Guide” carefully for important
use and safety
information.
You are personally
responsible
for making
sure that your
washer...
l is installed
by a qualified
installer.
l is properly
installed
and
leveled
on a floor that can
support the weight.*
l is connected
to the right kind
of outlet, electric
supply, water
supply and drain,* is properly
grounded..
l is used
only for jobs normally
expected
of home automatic
washers.
l is properly
maintained.
l is protected
from the weather
and kept where the temperature will not fall below freezing.
l is not run by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
*See the “Installation
Instructions”
for complete
information
Contents
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
SAFETY FIRST
STARTING YOUR WASHER
WHAT HAPPENS IN
EACH CYCLE
OTHER OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
For a Rinse and Spin
For a Drain and Spin
For a Soak or Pre-Wash
Liquid Bleach Dispenser
Magic Clean”
Filter
CARING FOR YOUR WA&Ed.
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
1. Before Calling for
Assistance
2. If You Need Assistance
3. If You Need Service
4. If You Have a Problem
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3. Start washer.
DO NOT OVERLOAD WASHER
See pages 6 and 7 in
your “Laundry
Guide.”
2.
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Turn the knob to point at a setting
that describes
the size of load you
want to wash.
Set the knob on or between
EX
SMALL (a few items) and LARGE [a
full load).
Match the wash water temperature
to the type of fabrics and soils being
washed.
l All rinses
are cold. Cold rinses save
energy and help prevent wrinkles
from setting into fabrics.
Recommended
wash temperatures
can be found in your”Laundry
Guide”
and printed under the washer lid.
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DO NOT LOAD
ABOVE CLOTHES
GUARD
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NOTE: Use the LARGE water level
for best permanent
press results.
LOAD SIZES AND
WATER LEVELS
For best cleaning
results, the
load must be able to move freely
in the water. Too big a load or too
little water can tear items.
Select WATER
TEMPERATURES
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IMPORTANT: The EX SMALL
setting in the REGI HEAVY Cycle
may cause water to splash over
the tub. If this happens,
move the
Load Size Selector to a higher
water level.
LARGE (17.3 gals./655
L)*
(14.7 gals./557
L)*
(12.1 gals./458
L)’
EX SMALL (9.5 gals./36.0
L)’
fill with load.
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_ Select CYCLE and WASH TIME;
3. Start the washer
A.
Push in the Control Knob and
turn it to the right. It must be
pushed in and turned only
clockwise.
6. Stop on a number in the cycle
you want. The numbers are
minutes of wash time. The
drawing
shows 8 minutes of
agitation
in the REGULAR HEAVY
Cycle.
C.
Start the washer by pulling out
the Control Knob. The washer
will fill to the level you set with
wash water of the selected
temperature.
After filling, the
washer will agitate
for the
selected
number of minutes.
D.
To stop the washer at any time
push in the Control Knob. To
restart the washer, pull out the
Control Knob.
To set the controls for a rinse and
spin, a drain and spin, or a soak
or pre-wash, see page 8.
What happens in each cycle*
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 stat-t. After agitation
starts, the knob turns
REGULAR
HEAVY
Cycle
High agitation
and
spin speeds help remove
heavy soils and spin
water from heavy or
sturdy cotton fabrics.
PERMANENT
PRESS Cycle
High-speed
agltatlon,
low-speed
spin and coolIng of the wash water
before the spin help clean
clothing
and keep
wrinkles
from setting
Into
permanent
press fabrics
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Low agitation
and spin
speeds
and shorter
wash
time gently
wash delicate
items and washable
synthetic
knits
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WASH
High
Speed;
Selected
lime
Bosh
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Periods
of agitation
and
soaking time clean
stained. yellowed,
gray
or heavily
soiled
laundry.
Use recommended
amount
of detergent.
* IMPORTANT: The washer will pause briefly at different times in every cycle.
These pauses are normal. They allow for the reversing ofthe motor, normal
washer operations
and the cool down portion of the PERM’T PRESS cycle.
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clockwise
until if points to OFF and the cycle ends.
NOTE:You may hear the sound of wafer spraying
some cycles. In some cycles, cold wafer is sprayed
helpwith
the rinsing.
during the spin parts of
on the spinning
load to
PARTIAL
DRAIN &
SPIN
(Pause]
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DRAIN &
SPIN
LOW
Speed
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Pre-wash setting
begins here (see page
Special care is needed
when soaking or pre-washing
See your “Laundry
Guide” for proper use of this cycle.
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laundry.
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Other
operating
instructions
For a rinse and spin
For a drain and spin
You may need an extra rinse and
sprn for heavily soiled loads which
need more detergent
(Extra detergent can require an extra nnse.)
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Push Control Knob in.
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Turn clockwise
to any l on the dial.
See above drawing.
l Pull Control
Knob out.
l The washer
WIII fill to selected
level
with cold water,agitate
2 minutes,
dram and spin
Your washer can be set to drain
and spin out water.
9 Push Control Knob in.
l Turn clockwise
to the bar just before
OFF in any cycle. See above
drawing.
l Pull Control
Knob out.
l The washer
will drain and spin.
For agitation
and spin speeds
in each
cycle,
see pages6
and 7
For a soak or pre-wash
For best results, use warm water
for soaking or pre-washing
stained
laundry
l Use enough
detergent
or pre-soak
product for a single load.
l Push Control
Knob in
. Turn clockwise
to point at a number
in the SOAK cycle. Use the 6 minute
mark for a pre-wash.
l Pull Control
Knob out. [After filling,
the washer may pause before starting to agitate.)
l When the cycle
is over, add detergent for the next selected
wash
cycle. Important:
See additional
care information
on page 7 of your
“laundry
Guide!’
l Set the washer
and start the next
selected
wash cycle.
To start the soak or pre-wash with agitation,
the Cycle Control
Knob must point to a number in the SOAK Cycle.
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Liquid
bleach dispenser
Always measure
bleach. Do not
guess. Follow directions
on the bottle
for the amount to use. Never use
more than 1 cup (250 ml) for a full
load. Use less with lower water level
settings. Use a cup with a pouring
spout to avoid spilling.
1. Load the washer first.
bleach carefully
2. Pour measured
into drspenser. DO NOT let bleach
splash, drop or run down into the
washer basket. Undiluted bleach
will damage
any fabric it touches.
3. Start the washer. Bleach will be
diluted automatrcally
during the
wash part of the cycle.
For more information
MAGIC
on bleaching,see”Laundry
CLEAN@ lint filter
The lint filter In your washer cleans itself. Collected
lint is drained
away with the wash and rinse water.
If your washer drains into a tub, remove any lint
collected
in the drain or strainer.
Guide”
page
11.
Caring for your washer
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WHEN NOT WASHING, keep both
water faucets turned off. This takes
the pressure off the water inlet valve
and hoses.
REMOVE SHARP OBJECTS such as pins,
buckles,
etc., from clothes
before
washing. Close metal zippers.
AFTER WASHING, use a soft dry cloth
to wipe the outside and inside dry.
Leave the lid up until the basket is dry.
Wipe up spills right away. Spills can
dull or damage
the finish.
SHARP OR HEAVY OBJECTS should
never be put on or in the washer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts,
tools, etc.
SOME PRETREATMENT PRODUCTS
can damage
washer and dryer dials,
consoles and finishes. Do not use
these products
on or near your
washer or dryer.
If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
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
in?
l Are both
water faucets open?
. Are fuses blown or a circuitbreaker tripped?
8 Are the water supply hoses
kInked
l Is the Cycle
Control Knob set and
pulled out?
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IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT SPIN:
Is the lid closed?
l Is the power
supply cord
plugged
in?
l IS a fuse blown
or circuit-breaker
tripped?
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IF YOUR WASHER STOPS
DURING A CYCLE:
l Remember,
the washer pauses
briefly at different times in
each cycle. These pauses are
normal.
IF WASHER FILLS AND DRAINS
WITHOUT RUNNING:
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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 “lnstallation
Instructions:‘)
2. If you need assistance*.
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Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE’
service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . (800) 253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska 81 Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
and talk with one of ourtrained
Consultants. The Consultant
can instruct
.
vou in how to obtain SatiSfCICtOrV OP&ration
from Your appliance
or, if
service is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified
service company
in your
area.
3. If you need service*...
Whirlpool
has
a nationwide
net-TiEid
01 7 work of franchised
TECH-CARE’ Serv3
ice Companies.
TEtW- CARE
L FRANCWISED
SERVICE TECH-CARE service technicians
are trained to fulfill
the product
warranty
and provide
after-warranty
service,anywhere
in
the United States. To locate
TECHCARE service in Your area, call our
COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) or look in
Your telephone
directory
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1. If you have a problem*...
Call our COOL-LINE
service
assistance
telephone
number
(see
Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if You prefer, write to:
Mr. Guy Turner, Vice President
Whirlpool
Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
‘If You must call or write, 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
for
assistance.
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