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Before using
your Washer
Please read this booklet
to be
sure your washer IS installed
and used
properly.
It WIII help you get the best
results and longest life your washer was
designed
to give.
You are personally
responsible for making sure that your
washer...
Is installed
by a qualified
installer.
Is properly
installed
and leveled
on a
floor that can support the weight
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l Is connected
to the right kind of outlet,
electric
supply, water supply and drain’
l Is properly
electrically
grounded.’
l Is used
only for jobs normally
expected
of home automatic
washers
l Is properly
maintained.
l Is protected
from the weather
l Is not run by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
Remove the Consumer
Buy
Guide label. It WIII be easier to remove
before the washer is used.
You may want to wipe out the
basket with a damp cloth before using
to remove dust from storing or shlpping.
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Contents
Before Using Your Washer
Loading Your Washer
Understanding
Your Washer
Using Your Washer
Water Levels and Load Sizes
Using the Dispensers
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: See the
laundry
Guide for tips on detergents, other laundry aids and
instructions
for washing special
items.
‘See the Installation
InstructIons
complete
Information
for
Liquid
Liquid
Bleach
Fabric
Dispenser
Softener Dispenser
MAGIC-CLEAN”
Lint Filter
Important
Detergent
Information
Cycle Operation
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CAUTION: Store laundry detergent and additives
in a cool, dry
place where children
can’t
reach them.
PERMANENT PRESS
KNITS GENTLE
REGULAR HEAVY
SUPER WASH
SOAK CYCLE
PRE-WASH.,
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ForSpinning
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For Rinsing Only
Using the SUDS-MISER’ System
If You Need Service or Help
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Before Calling
for Service
If You Need Servrce
If You Have a Problem
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loading your
Washer
For best washing
results and
energy savings, sort the laundry
carefully.
1. Sort the laundry
into loads.
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Group the laundry
into loads that
can be washed and dried together.
See the Laundry Guide for information and samples of typical
loads.
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Try to mix large and small items for
best movement
in the washer.
2. Measure
Detergent;
Add to
Washer Basket.
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See detergent
information
on
page 7 and in Section IV of the
Laundry Guide.
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Add dry bleach or water conditioner (not fabric softener) if used.
Follow the package
directions
carefully.
3. load the Washer.
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Spread the load evenly. (Don’t put
all the towels on one side and a few
wash cloths on the other.) An unbalanced
load can cause the washer
to shake during spinning.
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Load without packing
so items can
move freely for best cleaning
and
least wrinkling.
4. Pour Liquid Bleach into the
Dispenser.
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See page 6 and the “Laundry
Aids” section of the Laundry Guide
for more information.
5. Add Diluted Fabric Softener to
the Dispenser.
. DO NOT ADD FABRIC SOFTENER TO
THE WASH. Fabric softeners can
combine
with soap or detergent
to
make greasy stains on fabrics.
Understanding
your Washer
This automatic
washer has cycle
settings with different
agitation
and
spin speeds
for different
fabric
types.
For example,
the REGULAR HEAVY
Cycle has high agitation
and high spin
speeds.
The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle,
has high agitation
speeds,
but low
spin speeds
The washer has a LOAD SIZE
SELECTOR that lets you adjust the
water level to match the size of
the load.
It has a TEMPERATURE SELECTOR. You can select the wash and
rinse water temperatures
best for the
amount
of so11 and fabric
type in
each load
Sections
In this Use & Care
Guide go into detail
on the “what and
why” of each setting. Read this and
the ioundry
Guide carefully
to get the
best cleaning
results.
Using your Washer
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Your automatic
washer IS easy to
use. To make it even easrer. read the
following
steps before sfarting your first
load.
Start your washer after You put In
detergent,
the load, and any other
laundry aids according
to information
on page 3 and page6.
1.
Set the LOAD SIZE SELECTOR.
Select the water level that matches
the srze of the load. See page 5 for
more rnformation
l To change
the seitrng on the LOAD
SIZE SELECTOR, first move rt to RESET.
Then move it back to the setting you
want.
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IMPORTANT:
For the best cleaning
results with the least wrinkling,
make
sure the load has enough
water for
2.
Set the TEMPERATURE SELECTOR.
l Match
the wash and rinse water temperatures
to the type of fabrrcs and soils
being washed.
(See the instructions
under the washer lid and on page 14 in
your loundry
Guide
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Be sure to use a cold rinse for PERMANENT PRESS and KNITS GENTLE Cycles.
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3. Select
Washer.
a Cycle
and Start the
Push the Cycle Control Knob in and
turn it to the right (clockwise).
l Stop when
the pointer is on the number of minutes of washing
you Want
in the cycle you want.
l Instructions
for which cycles to use for
which fabrics
are under the Ild.
l To start the washer,
pull the C;YL~le
Control Knob out. When the cycle IS
over, the washer will stop.
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To stop the washer at any time
during a cycle, push the Control
Knob in. Pull ii out to restart the washer
l To change
a setting, push the Conl
trol Knob in to stop the washer. Then turn
the Control Knob to the right (clockwrse)
to the setting You want. Pull the knob
out to start the washer.
l Pages
8-11 show what happens
in
each cycle.
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Water levels and
load Sizes
The LOAD SIZE SELECTOR lets
you control the amount of water that fills
the washer. The selector can be set at
any water level between
HANDWASHABLE and EXTRA LARGE.
WATER LEVELS
Setting
HANDWASHABLE
MEDIUM
EXTRA LARGE
*Approximate
Gallons/liters*
7.8/29.5
13.9152.6
20.5/77.6
fill with load.
To change
the water level settrng
move the LOAD SIZE SELECTOR to
RESET. Then move it to the setting you
want. To save water and energy,
match
size.
the water
level to the load
For the best cleaning
results, the
load should move freely in the water.
Watch for rollover. An item (like a sock)
should sink in the middle and come
UD later on the outside.
Be sure to read pages 11 13 in
your Laundry Guide You WIII find more
information
on loading
and load srzes.
Using the
Dispensers
You may want to use liquid
bleach
and fabric softener
In some
loads. Your washer has dispensers
desrgned
to automatrcally
add these
liqu~3 laundry aids at the correct time.
Follow the product
package
recommendations
carefully.
Use the drspensers for best results.
Liquid
Bleach
Softener
The dispenser
for liquid fabric
softener fits over the top of the agitator.
diluted
The dispenser
will hold enough
fabric softener for one deep rinse.
l After
adding
the detergent
and the
load, fit the dispenser
over the top of the
agitator
cap
Dispenser
The bleach
dispenser
is under the
lid of the washer in the front corner. It
has the words, LIQUID BLEACH, on it. The
dispenser
will hold enough
liquid
bleach
for one wash load.
l Before
starting the washer, but after
loadrng
It. add the bleach.
l Use a measuring
cup with a pouring
spout to help avord spelling or spattering
the bleach.
l Follow
the drrectrons
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 standar
measuring
cu
with a pouring
spout to fill dispensers
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Do not let any bleach run down
into the washer basket. Concentrated bleach will damage
any
fabric.
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liquid Fabric
Dispenser
Full Mark
Following
directions
on the bottle,
add the correct amount
of fabric softener. Use a cup with a pouring
spout
to avoid dripping
any on the load.
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IMPORTANT: Add enough hot or
warm water to fill the dispenser
to
the FULL mark.
l Drluted
fabric softener
WIN be added
just before the washer starts filling for the
rinse. NOTE: Do not stop the washer
during the first spin [when the wash
water is spinning
out). If you do, the fabric softener will be added
to the wet,
soapy load. This can cause stains.
l Clean
the dispenser
after each use
with warm water only. Detergent
can
make softeners sticky and lumpy.
MAGIC CLEAN@
lint Filter
The lint filter is self-cleaning.
It
filters water used in both the wash and
the rinse. When the washer drains, lent
collected
is flushed away.
If your washer drains into a tub,
watch the drain strainer forthe lint. A
linty load can plug the tub drain and
cause an overflow.
Important
Detergent
Information
Detergents
and soaps clean
by loosening
soil, and by holding
It In
the water so it drains away. If not
enough
detergent
IS used, soil and
lint can settle back on the items in
the load.
SOAP works best In soft water
(O-4 grains hardness).
In harder water,
both the wash and rinse water should
be softened.
Use enough
soap to
make about 1% to 2 inches (3.8 to 5.5
cm) of suds.
DETERGENT works in hard or
soft woter
Package
directions
are
usually based on soft water and
washers with normal-size
tubs. Use
your laundry Guide for more information (pages 14-22).
more detergent
1. for hard
2 for loads and water levels
larger than MEDIUM.
3. for heavy greasy or
oily soils.
4. if the detergent
is low
phosphate.
5. for cold-water
washes.
DETERGENT SUDS. There are
high, normal and low sudsing powdered detergents.
If the recommended
amount
of detergent
makes
too much suds, switch to a lower
sudslng brand. DO NOT REDUCE THE
AMOUNT of detergent.
Use the following
chart as
beginning
suggestions
for powdered
and liquid detergent
amounts
See
water.
WATER HARDNESS IN GRAINS
O-4 Grains
Powdered
IO-20 Grains
Detergents
Low Suds
11/4cups (300 mL)
Normal Suds
High Suds
No phosphate
(425-475 ml]
1% cups(425
mL)
2’12 cups (600 mL) 3 cups (700 ml)
2 cups (475 ml]
3 cups (700 mL)
3'12cups (825 ml)
-Follow
package
recommendations-
Liquid
.
4-10 Grains
Detergents
1% cups (350 ml)
IQ-2 cups
‘13to 1% cups (80 to 325 ml], depending
on the brand
and amount of soil. Follow package
recommendations.
* These recommendations
do not apply...
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In areas where phosphates
are banned.
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In areas with laws limiting [by weight or percentage]
the amount
of detergent
used in a wash load.
Cycle Operation
The numbers in each cycle are
for the number of minutes you want the
washer to agitate
before it drams and
fills for the rrnse. You will want longer
agitatron
times for heavily soiled loads
You choose the wash and rinse
Your washer has SIX cycles on the
Cycle Control Dial Each cycle IS
designed
to match the fabric type with
pre-set agitatron
and spin speeds
WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE:
PERMANENT PRESS CYCLE
Use for permanent
press fabrics
Cool
rng of the wash water and low spin
speeds help prevent the setting of
wrinkles
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FILL
. SET LOAD SIZE
l SET WATER TEMPERATURES
. PUSH IN KNOB, TURN TO
CYCLE AND TIME
l PULL OUT TO START
KNITS GENTLE CYCLE
Use for delicate
items and washable
synthetic
knits such as polyester,
nylon,
acrylic.
Wash nylon hose or panty hose
in a net laundry
bag.
SET LOAD SIZE
SET WATER TEMPERATURES
. PUSH IN KNOB, TURN TO
CYCLE AND TIME
l PULL OUT TO START
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REGULAR HEAVY CYCLE
Use for sturdy white and colorfast
cottons, and for heavy work clothes
High
agitation
and spin speeds are preset for best cleaning
results.
. SET LOAD SIZE
SET WATER TEMPERATURES
. PUSH IN KNOB, TURN TO
CYCLE AND TIME
. PULL OUT TO START
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water
temperatures
you wont
wrth the
TEMPERATURE SELECTOR.
You set the amount
of water
fills the tub with the LOAD SIZE
that
SELECTOR.
NOTE: You may notrce that some
of the ‘SPIN” cycles have SPRAY
RINSES. Cold water IS sprayed on the
sprnnrng load to help rinse and remove
detergent
residue
if you turn to o cycie and start the
washer, but change
your mind, push In
on the Cycie Controi
Knob and turn
to the right jclockwse)
to the sethng you
wont Then puli out to start
NOTE Always use COLD RINSE WATER
for PERMANENT PRESS fabrrcs
The washer pauses for about
mrnutes after partral dram
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NOTE
.
Always
use COLD
RINSE WATER for Knits and
Delicate
Items.
SUPER WASH CYCLE
Use as a double
wash for heavily soiled
loads Use enough
detergent
for two
washes [SUPER WASH and REGULAR
HEAVY)
SOAK CYCLE
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PRE-WASH CYCLE
Use for heavily solled items that may need
two washes. Use enough
detergent
for a
single wash. When the washer stops, add
more detergent
and select a cycle *
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REFILL
To
I Selected
Level
Before adding
detergent
use liquid detergent]
for washing,
The washer WIII go on with the REGU1 LAR HEAVY Cycle.
If you want a
different
cycle to follow SUPER WASH,
1 push in the Cycle Control
Knob. turn to
the cycle and time you want, pull it out.
dissolve
In quart
Some stains may need
to help prevent
setting
of warm
a worm
water
or cold
(or
PRE-WASH
For Spinning Only
For Rinsing Only
There may
want to drain out
start over. To stop
time, just push rn
Knob.
Loads with towels, diapers,
jeans
or heavily soiled items often need extra
detergent.
Extra detergent
can require
an extra rinse.
Your washer can be set to rinse
only Use the setting for an extra rinse, or
for laundry that only needs a rrnse and
sprn.
be times when You
all the wash water and
the washer at any
on the Cycle Control
To set the washer so It drams and
spins water out of the load, push in on
the Control Knob, turn the dial to the
right [clockwise)
so the pointer is touching the bar just before OFF in any cycle.
The washer WI/I drain, spin out
water and stop. If you want a low-speed
spin, use the bar on PERMANENT PRESS
or KNITS GENTLE. All the other cycle
seitrngs have a high-speed
sprn.
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There is a dot just after the numPERMANENT PRESS, REGULAR
and KNITS GENTLE. If you push in
Cycle Control Knob, turn the
to one of those dots and pull the
Knob out, the washer will fill,
drain and spin.
If you want high agitation
and a
high-speed
spin, use the dot in REGULAR HEAVY. If you want low agitation
and a low-speed
spin, use the dot in
KNITS GENTLE. Use the dot In PERMANENT PRESS if you want high agitation
and a low-speed
spin
bers in
HEAVY
on the
pornter
Control
agitate
Model
LA7805XK
Using the
Suds-MiseP
System
If your washer has the
SUDS-MISER”
System, rt has two dram
hoses One hose drains wash water
Into the storage
tub, the other carrres
rinse water to the drain
The storage
tub should hold at
least 20 gallons
(76 liters] If you do
not want to re-use wash water, leave
the stopper
out of the storage
tub
so the water drams away.
The basket
in your super
copacrty
washer holds more than 20
gallons
(74 liters) when the LOAD
SIZE SELECTOR IS set on EX LARGE
Because
so many storage
tubs hold
only 20 gallons,
your washer is
designed
to save most of the wash
water and pump the rest down the
drain.
If you have a storage tub
big enough to hold about 25 gallons (95 liters), you can have a
qualified
installer
convert your
washer to save all the wash water.
To Save Wash Water
Be sure the stopper
is in the
storage
tub. The SUDS-MISER system
does not save wash water from the
PERMANENT PRESS Cycle.
only
In the PERMANENT PRESS
Cycle,
part of the wash water IS
drained
away
(wrth part of the detergent)
Then the washer fills again
wrth cold water
This helps keep per
manent
press fabrrcs from wrrnklrng
durtng the sprn
To Re-Use Wash Water
To pump the used wash water
back Into the washer, push in the
Cycle Control Knob. Turn It to the right
(clockwrse)
so it points to SUDS just
before the time numbers in the SUPER
WASH Cycle
Pull the Control Knob out The
washer
WIII start pumping
the used
water into the basket.
About an Inch
of water will stay rn the storage tub.
This water will contain
most of the soil
that settles out.
When the washer is finrshed
pumping,
fresh water will finish filling
the basket to the selected
level
When the washer stops filling,
push the Cycle Control
Knobin.
Add
about half the recommended
amount
of detergent
[See page 7 )
Add the load of laundry,
pull
the Cycle Control
Knobout
If You Need
Service or Help,
We suggest You
Follow
These Three
l Is a fuse blown
or circuit-breaker
tripped?
l Are the water
supply hoses kinked’
l Is the
Cvcle Control Knob set
and pulled out?
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT SPIN:
. lsthe
Ird closed7
Is the power supply cord plugged
l Is a fuse blown
or circuit-breaker
tripped?
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1. Before
calling
for service’
Problems are sometimes
caused
by little things you can correct
without
tools Check thus list before you call for
service
in?
IF WASHER FILLS AND DRAINS WITHOUT
RUNNING:
Make sure that the Cycle Control
Knob IS pointing
to a number In the
cycle.
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IF YOUR WASHER STOPS DURING THE
PERMANENT PRESS CYCLE.
l Remember,
the washer will stop for
about 1% minutes after the partial
drain
during the cool-down
period in this
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 srphon out (See lnstallatron
Instructions.)
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IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT FILL:
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Is the power supply cord plugged
Are both water faucets
open7
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2. If you need
service’
:
If your WHIRLPOOL’
applrance
ever
needs servrce anywhere
in the United
States, help is just a phone call away..
to your nearest Whirlpool
franchised
TECH-CARE ” service representative.
Whirlpool
maintarns
a nationwide
network of franchised
TECH-CARE service companies
to fulfill Your warranty
and provide
after-warranty
service and
maintenance
to keep your WHIRLPOOL
appliance
In peak condition.
You’ll find your nearest TECH-CARE
service company
listed In your local
telephone
book Yellow Pages under
APPLIANCES - HOUSEHOLD - MAJOR
SERVICE & REPAIR. Should you not find
a listing, dial free, the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE ’ service assistance
telephone number.
When calling from:
Michigan
.
(BOO) 632-2243
Alaska &
Hawaii
.
(BOO) 253-l 121
All other
states
(800) 253-l 301
If you move...To
make sure that your
appliance
is correctly
Installed and to
Insure its continued
satisfactory
operation,
please telephone
your
nearest TECH-CARE * service company
for installatron
or to get the name of a
qualified
installer. (Installation
cost will,
of course, be paid by you.)
Helpful hints...You can help your
TECH-CARE service representative
give
you faster service if you include
the
model and serial number of your
applrance
when requesting
service.
Also, retain Your sales slip and warranty
to verify your warranty
status
Remember...Your
TECH-CARE service
representative
is specially
trained
in the
expert repairing
and servrcrng
of your
WHIRLPOOL appliances.
He can help
you maintain
the quality
originally
built
Info your WHIRLPOOL appliance.
So why
not take the time, now, to look up his
telephone
number and jot It down in the
space provrded
on the cover
3. If you have
a problem’:
Call Whirlpool
Corporation
in Benton
Harbor at the COOL-LINE
service
assistance
telephone
number [see Step
2) or write
Mr GUY Turner, Vrce President
Whirlpool
Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 U.S. 33 North
Benton Harbor, Mrchigan
49022
elf you must call or write, please
provide
your name, address,
telephone
number, type of appliance,
brand, model, serial number, date of
purchase,
the dealer’s name, 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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