i!iifziw dw AUTOMATIC WASHER Large Capacity Model LA6150XS Freezers, Refrtgerator-Freezers, Ice Makers, DIshwashers, Bullt-In Ovens and Surface Units. Ranges, MIcrowave Ovens, Trash Compactors. Room Au Condltloners, Oehumli 1 Contents PARTS AND FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . . IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS ....... Starting Your Washer . . . . . . . . . . . . What Happens in Each Cycle . . OTHER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS For a Rinse and Spin . . . . . . , . For a Drain and Spin .. .. . . Page . 2 3 4 .. 4 . 6 .. ii ,. 8 01987 Whirlpool Page MAGIC CLEAN” Lint Filter . . . . . . . . . . . 8 For Visually and Physically Impaired Consumers ............ 8 CARING FOR YOUR WASHER . . . . . . . . . 9 Winterizing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , 10 IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 WASHER WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . , 12 Corporation Parts and features WATER LEVEL LAUNDRY SELECTOR INFORMATION MAGIC CLEAN@ LINT FILTER (not shown) CYCLE SELECTOR MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER PLATE (not shown) 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 question, have this information ready: 1. Complete Model and Serial Numbers (from plate under the lid near the hinge). 2. Purchase date from the sales slip. Copy this information in these spaces. Keep this book in the Laundry Information Center with your “Laundry Guide:’ sales slip and warranty. Please complete 2 and mail the Owner Registration Model Number Serial Number Purchase Service Date Company Card furnished Phone Number with this product. Additional Safety Instructions and Your Responsibilities 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. 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 personally responsible for making sure that your washer: l is used only for jobs normally expected of home automatic washers. l is not run by children or anyone unable to operate it properly. 3 ,- . 91 ’ Starting Your Washer Be sure to measure and add detergent, then place a sorted load in the washer before starting it. 1 l l n 2 w Select Select a WATER LEVEL Turn the knob to point to a setting that describes the size of the load you want to wash. The water level can be set for EX SMALL (a few items), MEDIUM or LARGE (a full load). I NOTE: Use the LARGE water level for best permanent press results. l l a CYCLE Each cycle has preset wash and rinse water temperatures. (See pages 6 & 7 for more information.) All rinses are cold. Recommended wash temperatures be found in your “Laundry Guide:’ I LOAD SIZES AND WATER LEVELS For best load must the water. little water ina of load cleaning results, the be able to move freely in Too big a load or too can cause wear or tearitems. n *Approximate fill with load. CAUTION: DO NOT OVERLOAD WASHER. LARGE (17.3 gals./655 L)* MEDIUM (13.4 galsJ50.8 L)* EX SMALL (9.5 galsJ36.0 L)* can 3 n Start the Washer I A. Push in the Timer Knob and turn it to the right. It must be pushed l in and turned only clockwise. l l 6. After starting the washer, it will fill to the level you s&t with wash water of the preset temperature. After finishing the entire cycle, the Timer Knob will move into the OFF area. For REGULAR and PERM’T PRESS cycles, turn the Timer Knob to the START line. For the KNITS GENTLE cycle, turn the Timer Knob to the *. Start the washer by pulling out the Timer Knob. C. To stop the washer at any time, push in the Timer Knob. To restart the washer, pull out the Timer Knob. 5 What Happens in Each Cycle Each cycle has been designed for different kinds of fabrics. When a Cycle Selector Button is pushed and the Timer Control Knob pulled out, the washer fills before agitation and timing starts. After agitation starts, the Timer Knob turns clockwise until it points to OFF and the cycle ends. REGULAR Cycle! REGULAR [HOT WATER) A cycle with a hot water wash and cold water rinse for sturdily constructed fabrics that are heavily soiled. REGULAR (WARM WASH) A cycle with a warm water wash and cold water rinse for sturdily constructed fabrics that are moderately soiled. REGULAR (COLD WASH) A cycle with a cold water wash and rinse for sturdily constructed items that are lightly soiled. PERMANENT PRESS Cycle A cycle with warm water wash and cold water rinse. This cycle has cool down rinse which helps keep wrinkles from setting into permanent press and some synthetic fabrics. FILL to Selected Level WASH 6 Minutes High Speed 1 Mil FILL u Se&d Level 1 6 1 Minutes Low Speed L-l 1 1 NOTE: You may hear the sound of water spraying during the spin parts of some cycles. some cycles, cold water is sprayed on the spinning load to help rinsing. Gentle In Wash System For better fabric care in REGULAR and PERMANENT PRESS cycles, reduced during the last few minutes of wash time. the agitation speed -- RINSE High WASH 6 Minutes Low Speed Speed DRAIN 1 Agik%on Agitation 1 uu ?S 1I I DRAIN No SPIN SPIN FILL Low Speed for fJ=P Rinse RINSE Low Speed 1 DRAIN No Agitation SPIN Low SPd High Speed 1 Spray Rinse DRAIN No SPIN Low Agitation Speed 1 Spray Rinse 1 Spray Rinse is 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 Timer Knob in. l Turn clockwise to the Rinse portion of the cycle. See above drawing. l Pull Timer Knob out. l The washer will fill to selected level; agitate 2 minutes; drain and spin. Your washer can be spin out water. l Push Timer Knob in. l Turn clockwise to the tion of the cycle. See l Pull Timer Knob out. l The washer will drain set to drain and second Drain porabove drawing. and spin. For agitation and spin speeds in each cycle, see pages 6 and 7. MAGIC CLEAW lint filter The lint filter in your washer cleans itself. Collected I,int 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. For visually and physically impaired consumers The washer (LA615OXS) you have purchased features easy to read: l control panel instructions l Use & Care literature l lid instructions For consumers who have difficulty turning the control knobs, an Easy Grip Knob kit is available. The kit includes easy to grip rubber control knob covers for your washer and matching dryer (LE6150XS/LG6151KS). For visually impaired consumers, audio cassettes and Braille Use & Care literature are also available. If you need the Easy Grip Knob kit, Braille or audio cassette version of Use & Care literature in order to use this appliance, 0 please write to: Literature Department Whirlpool Corporation LaPorte Division 1900 Whirlpool Drive LaPorte, IN 46350 Select one of the following materials: Kit 389211 Easy Grip Knob kit* Kit 787480 Audio Cassette Use & Care literature Kit 787479 Braille Use & Care Liter&me *One Easy Grip Knob kit contains knob covers for both your washer and the LE6150XS/LG6151XS dryer. If ordering for both appliances order only one kit. Include your name, mailing address plus the model and serial numbers for your Whirlpool appliance to the address shown above. We will send the kit you select at no charge. Caring for your washer 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. 9 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 R.V. or 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. 10 3. Set the washer for a DRAIN and SPIN (see page 8). Let it run for about 30 seconds to mix the antifreeze and water. 4. Run the water 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 five steps: 3. If you need service?.. 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 l l l l l Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage? Are both faucets open? Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? Are the water supply hoses kinked? Is the Timer Control Knob set and pulled out? If your washer l l l does not fill: does not spin: Is the lid closed? Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage? Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? Remember, the washer pauses briefly at different times in each cycle. These pauses are normal. Make sure that the Timer Control pointing to STARTor *. l OR WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FRANCHISE0 TECH~CARESERVICE WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FRANCHISED TECH-CARE SERVICE Sfi,~RVI(‘E XYZSERVICE CO 123 MAPLE SERI’I~‘E XYZ SERVICE CO 123 MAPLE C ‘0.MI’A.VIE.S 999-9999 ~‘o.MPA.LIE~s 999 9999 OR WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES FRANCHISED TECH-CARE SERVICE SERVIC XYZ SERVICE CO 123 MAPLE ‘E ( ‘O.MPAh’16S 999~9999 4. If you have a problem%. Knob is Make sure the drain hose is higher than the water level in the washer. If it isnV: l ELECTRICAL APPLIANCES MAJOR - REPAIRING 8 PARTS WASHING MACHINES. DRYERS B IRONERS - SERVICING If your washer fills and drains without running: l 1Fcrczz~~~E 1 APPLIANCES - HOUSEHOLD MAJOR - SERVICE 8 REPAIR If your washer stops during a cycle: l Whirlpool has a nationwide network of TECHfranchised 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 COOLLINE service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: The washer may seem to be draining during wash and rinse cycles, 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.: 1-800-253-1301 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. 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. Robert Stanley Division Vice President Whirlpool Corporation 2000 M-63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022 5. If you need FSP” replacement parts%. FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts. Look Tar 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. *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. 11 WHIRLPOOL” AUTOMATIC WASHER WARRANTY LENGTH OF WARRANTY FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase 1 WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by a franchised TECH-CARE@ service company From Date of Purchase FSPreplacement parts for any part of gearcase assembly if defective in materials or workmanship. The gearcase assembly is shown below. LIMITED TEN-YEAR WARRANTY FSPreplacement of outer tub should it crack, or fail to contain water, due to defective materials or workmanship. LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR A. Service calls to: 1. Correct the installation of the washer. 2. Instruct you how to use your washer. 3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing. B. Repairs when washer is used in other than normal, single-family household use. C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in the home. D. Damage to washer caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool. E. Any labor costs during the limited warranties. WHIRLPOOLCORPORATION SHALLNOT BELIABLEFOR INCIDENTALOR CONSEQUENTIALDAMAGES. 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. GEARCASE ASSEMBLY COVERED BY YOUR WARRANTY Part No. 3349134 01987 Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.