Whirlpool LA5430XM Operating instructions

AUTOMATIC
WASHER
Design 2000
Large Capacity
Model
LA5430XM
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Parts and features
lNFORMATlON
MAGIC CLEAN@
LINT FILTER
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MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
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CLOTHES GUARD
-AGITATOR
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BASKET
Remove
the Consumer
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.
BUY Guide
Cop), your
.Model and Serial
Numbers
When you need service or call with u
quest/on. have this InformatIon
resay
1 Complete
Model
and Serial hi!Jmbers(from plate under the lld near the
hinge)
2. Purchase date from sales slop
Copy thrs information
rn these spaces
Keep this book in the Laundry Informatlon Center with your”Laundry
Gurde~”
sales slip and warranty
Mode
here
Yumber
~r\rumbe;Purchase Date
Servtce Company
Phone Number
There Is no warranty
reglsfratton
to return Proof-of-purchase
that IS required
for In-warranty
service
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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 qualifiedinstaller.
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.
l is properly
grounded..
l is used
only for jobs normally
expected
of home automatrc
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”
information.
for complete
Contents
Pc,ge
PARTS AND FEATURES
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
SAFETY FIRST
STARTING YOUR WASHER
WHAT HAPPENS IN
EACH CYCLE
OTHER OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
For a Rinse and Sprn
For a Dram and Spin
Magic Clean
Filter
CARING FOR YOUR WASHER
Winterizing
IF YOU NEED SERVICE CR
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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THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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starting
your washer
Before starting
VI.
r
your washer:
Measure and add detergent.
’ 2. Place sorted load in washer.
3. Start washer
DO NOT OVERLOAD
WASHER
See pages 6 and 7 in
Your “Laundry
Guide”
Select
1. LOAD
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a
SIZE
Turn the knob to point to the setting
that describes
the size of load You
want to wash.
Set the knob on EX SMALL (a few
items) or LARGE (a full load).
2.
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Select WATER
TEMPERATURES
Match the wash water temperature
to the type of fabrics and soils being
washed
All rinses are cold Cold rinses save
energy and help prevent wrinkles
from setting into fabrrcs
NOTE: Use the LARGE water level
for best permanent
press results.
DO NOT LOAD
ABOVE CLOTHES
GUARD
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.
IMPORTANT: The EX SMALL setting in
the REGiHEAVY Cycle may cause
water to splash over the tub. If this
happens,
move the Load Size
Selector to a higher water level
LARGE
(17.2 gals. 65.1 L)’
EX SMALL
(9.5 gals36.0
L)*
3.
A.
turn
Select
Ck’CLE
and U-\SII
Push in the Control
Knob and
it to the right. It must be pushed
In and turned only clockwise
C.
Start the washer
by pulling
out
Control
Knob. After filling. the
washer will agitate for the selected
the
number
of minutes
Tl.ME:
Start
the washer
6. Stop on a number in the cycle
yoo want The numbers are minutes of
wash trme The drawing
shows 8
minutes of agitatton
in the REGULAR
HEAVY Cycle NOTE: In the REGULAR
HEAVY and SHORT Cycles, the washer
~11 IllI only when the knob points to a
fill area [shaded
In drawing).
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 been designed
for drfferent kinds of fabrics Numbers on
the dral 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 start After agitation
starts, the knob turns
clockwise
until it points to OFF and the cycle ends.
REGULAR
HEAVY
Cycle
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PERMANENT
PRESS
High agitation
and
spin speeds help remove
heavy soils and spin
water from heavy or
sturdy cotton fabrics
Cycle
Cooling of the wash water
before the spin helps
keep wrrnkles from setting
Into permanent
press
fabrics
SHORT
CJde
Use for delicate
items that
need a short wash and
spin time Wash nylon hose
or panty hose in a net
laundry bag
THE WASHER WILL PAUSE BRIEFLY THROUGHOUT EACH
CYCLE. These pauses
are normal.
They allow
for the reversing
*NOTE:
of the motor, normal
washer
operations,
portion
of the PERMANENT PRESS Cycle.
6
and
the cool
down
NOTE:You may hear the sound of water spraying
some cycles. In some cycles, cold water is sprayed
help with the rinsing.
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REFILL
The washer pauses for about
minutes after partial drain
during the spin parts of
on the spinning
load to
1’ 2
Other operating instructions
For a rinse
and spin
You may need an extra rinse and
spin for heavily sorled loads which
need more detergent
[Extra detergent can requrre an extra rinse )
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Push Control Knob in
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Turn clockwrse
to any .on the dial
See drawing.
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Pull Control Knob out
. The washer will fill wrth cold water
agitate 2 mrnutes.drarn
and spin
. The water level can’t be
adjusted
In this setting
k-or a drain
and spin
Your washer can be set to drain
and spin out water
. Push Control Knob in
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Turn clockwise
to the bar just before
OFF In any cycle See drawing.
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Pull Control Knob out
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The washer WIII drain and spin
MAGIC
CLEAN@
lint
filter
The lint filter in your washer cleans Itself. Collected
lint 1sdrained
away with the wash and rinse water
If your washer drains into a tub, remove any lint
collected
In the drain or strainer
Caring for your washer
WHEN NOT WASHING, keep both
water faucets turned off. This takes
the pressure off the water inlet valve
and hoses.
AnER WASHING, use a soft dry cloth
to wipe the outside and inside dry.
Leave the lid up until the basket is dr
Wipe up spills right away. Spills can
dull or damage
the finish.
REMOVE SHARP ORIECTS 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 ;Nasher, freezIng can cause a lot of damage
If your washer is
stored
or moved
during the cold weather
I. Shut off both water
faucets Dlsconnect 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 hose- ;
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 81. 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 antitreeze.
If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
I. Before calling
for assistance..
3. If you need service*.
.
Performance
problems
often result from little things You can find
and frx yourself without tools of any
kind
IF YOUR WASHER
DOES NOT FILL:
Is the power supply cord
plugged
In?
9 Are both water faucets open?
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Are fuses blown or crrcurt-breaker
trapped?
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Are the water supply hoses
kinked’
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Is the Cycle Control Knob set and
pulled out?
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IF YOUR WASHER
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DOES NOT SPIN:
Is the Ird closed’
Is the power supply cord
plugged
rn3
Is a fuse blown or crrcurt-breaker
trapped’
IF YOUR WASHER
A CYCLE:
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Whirlpool
has
a natronwide
network of franchrsed
TECH-CARE@ ServIce Companres
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FR*HC”ISEDSERVICE
i TECH-CARE serv.
ice technicians
are trained to fulfill
the product
warranty
and provide
after-warranty
service, anywhere
in
the United States To locate
TECH
CARE 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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* Remember,
the washer pauses
briefly throughout
each cycle.
These pauses are normal.
1. If J’OU hate
MAKE SURE THE DRAIN HOSE IS
HIGHER THAN THE WATER LEVEL IN
THE WASHER. IF IT ISN’T...
. The washer may seem to be
drarning during wash and rinse
cycles
4 Water can siphon out (See ‘Installatron Instructions”)
2. If you need assistance’.
..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINEE
service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . (800]253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska
& Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
and talk wrth one of our trained Consultants. The Consultant
can Instruct
you in how to obtarn satisfactory
operation
from Your appliance
or, if
service is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified
service company
in your
area
a problem
.. . .
Call our COOL-LINE
service
assrstance
telephone
number
(see
Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or If you prefer, write to
Mr Guy Turner, Vice President
Whrrlpool Corporation
Adminrstratrve
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
If you must call or write, please provide model number, serrai number,
date of purchase,
and a complete
description
of the problem
This information
IS needed
in order to better respond
to Your request
for
assrstance
FSP IS a regrslered
trademark
of Whrrlpaal
Carparahon
for
qualrty parts. took for this
FSP
symbol of quality whenever
you need a replacement
part
@ for your WhIrlpool
appliance
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parts
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they are
made to the same exactrng
specifrcatrons
used to burld every new WhIrlpool
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