Whirlpool LA638OXP Operating instructions

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MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
(not shown)
-AGITATOR
-
BASKET
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TUB
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
When you need service or call with a
question, have this information
ready:
1. Complete
Model
and Serial Numbers (from plate underthe
lid near the
hinge).
2. Purchase date from sales slip
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Keep this book in the Laundry Information Center with your “Laundry
Guide,”
sales slip and warranty.
There is no warranty
registration
to return.
that is required
for in-warranty
service.
2
Model
here
Number
Serio, Number
Purchase Date
Service Company/
Phone Number
Proof-of-purchase
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..
9 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”lnstallation
Instructions”
for complete
information.
Contents
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
2
YOUR RESPONSlBlLlTlES
3
3
SAFETY FIRST..
4
STARTING YOUR WASHER : :
WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH
6
CYCLE
OTHER OPERATING
10
INSTRUCTIONS
.‘.‘.‘: 10
For a Rinse and Spin
10
For a Drain and Spin
10
For a Soak
Cleaning
the Lint Filter : : : : 10
CARING FOR YOUR WASHER
11
Winterizing
12
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE.,
13
1. Before Calling for
Assistance
13
2. If You Need Assistance’ : 14
3. If You Need Service
14
4. If You Have a Problem
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Starting - your
washer
Before starting
your washer:
1. Measure and add detergent
2. Place sorted load in washer.
3. Start washer.
Select a
1. LOAD SIZE
l
l
2.
Turn the knob to point at a setting
that describes
the size of load you
want to wash.
The water level can be set for
EX SMALL (a few items), MED or
EX LARGE (a full load].
See your “Laundry
on load sizes.
LOAD
Guide”
l
l
Select WATER
TEMPERATURES
Match the wash water temperature
to the type of fabrics and soils being
washed.
All rinses are cold.
Recommended
wash temperatures
can be found in your “Laundry Guide!
for details
SIZES AND WATER LEVELS
For best cleaning
results,
load must be able to move
in the water. Too big a load
little water can cause wear
tearing of load items.
‘Approximate
fill with load.
the
freely
or too
or
CAUTION :
DO NOT
OVERLOAD WASHER.
EX LARGE (20.5 galsJ77.6 L)*
MEDIUM
(14.2 galsI53.7 L)’
EX SMALL (8.7 galsJ32.9 L)*
3. Start
A.
C.
the washer
Push in the Control Knob and
turn it to the right. It must be
pushed in and turned only
clockwise.
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.
B. Stop
on a number in the cycle
you want. The numbers are minutes of wash time. The drawing
shows10 minutes of agitation
in
the REGULAR Cycle.
D.
To stop the washer at any time
push in the Control Knob. To
restart the washer, pull out the
Control Knob.
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 starts After agitation starts, the knob turns clockwise until it points to OFF and the cycle ends
REGULAR
HEAVY
Cycle
A cycle
strutted
heavily
REIGULAR
for sturdily confabrics that are
soiled
Cycle
A cycle for regular loads of
fabrics that are moderately
soiled
PERMANENT
PRESS CSxle
A special cycle with the
necessary cool down rinse
which helps keep wrinkles
from setting into Permanent
Press and some synthetic
fabrics
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NOTE: You may hear the sound of water spraying
some cycles. In some cycles, cold water is sprayed
with the rinsing
1’ 1 Rinses 1’ 1
1’ I
I ’ I
during the spin parts of
on the spinning load to help
SHORT Cycle
A cycle for lightly soiled
items that need a short
wash and spin time. Wash
nylon hose in a net laundry
bag.
SOAK Cycle
Brief periods of agitation
and soak time help remove
heavy soils and certain
stains that need extra
pretreatment.
Use recommended amount of
detergent or presoak
additive. The SOAK Cycle
should always be fotlowed by a Wash Cycle.
u LJ
FILL
to
Selected
Level
WASH
Selected
Time;
High
Speed
Special
core is needed
when soaking or pre-washing
See your “Laundry
Guide” for proper use of this cycle.
laundry.
Other operating instructions
For a rinse and spin
For a drain and spin
You may need an extra rinse and
spin for heavily soiled loads which
need more detergent.
(Extra detergent can require an extra rinse.)
l Push Control
Knob in.
l Turn clockwise
to any l on the dial.
See above drawing.
l Pull Control
Knob out.
l The washer
will fill to selected
level; agitate 2 minutes; drain
and spin.
For agitation
and spin speeds
Your washer can be set to drain
and spin out water.
* 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 washerwill
drain and spin.
For a soak
cycle,see
pages
6-9.
Use recommended
amount of
detergent or presoak
product.
l Push Control
Knob in.
l Turn clockwise
to point at a number
in the SOAK Cycle!
l Pull Control
Knob out to start washer.
l When the cycle
is over, add detergent for the next selected wash
cycle. The SOAK Cycle should
always be followed
by a 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 soak with agitation,
the Cycle Control Knob
must point to a number in the SOAK Cycle.
l
For best results, use warm water
for soaking stained laundry. Hot
water can set stains.
Cleaning
in each
the lint falter
Water runs through the lint filter
whenever
the washer agitates.
Check it often to make sure it’s clean
and is filtering at its best.
To remove it for cleaning,
press the
release and pull straight out. Instructions for cleaning
are printed on the
bottom of the filter.
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Caring for your wa sher
WHEN NOT WASHING, keep both
water faucets turned off. This takes
the pressure off the water inlet valve
and hoses.
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.
REMOVE SHARP OBJECTS such as pins,
buckles,
etc., from clothes
before
washing.
Close metal zippers.
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.
Winterizing
Because some water stays in the washer, freezing can cause a lot of damage.
If your washer is
stored or moved during the cold weather
1. Shut off both water
faucets. Disconnect and drain
water inlet hoses
To use the washer
2. Put a quart of
automobile-type
antifreeze
in the
basket.
again..
.
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2. Connect
hoses to the washer.
3. Turn on the water faucets.
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3. Set the washer for a
DRAIN and SPIN
[see page 10). Let it
run for about 30
seconds to mix the
antifreeze
and
water.
4. Run the washer
through a complete cycle with
one cup of detergent to clean out
the antifreeze.
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.
.
l
l
l
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT FILL:
Are fuses blown or circuit-breaker
tripped?
Are the water supply hoses
kinked?
Is the Cycle Control Knob set and
pulled out?
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT SPIN:
Is the Ird closed?
l Is the power
supply cord
plugged
in?
l Is a fuse blown
or circuit-breaker
tripped?
l
l
l
Is the power supply
plugged
in?
Are both water
cord
faucets
open?
IF YOUR WASHER STOPS DURING THE
PERMANENT PRESS CYCLE:
l Remember,
the washer will stop for
about 2 minutes after the partial
drain during the cool-down
period
in this cycle.
IF 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...
The washer may seem to be
draining
during wash and rinse
cycles.
Water can siphon out. (See “lnstallation
Instructions”)
2. If you need assistance*.
..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE@ service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . (BOO) 253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . (BOO) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
and talk with one of ourtrained
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.
3. If you need service ‘“.. .
Whirlpool
has
a nationwide
network of franchised
TECH-CARE@ Service Companies.
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
Yellow
Pages under:
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4. 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. Stephen E. Upton
Senior 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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