Whirlpool LE6150XS Operating instructions

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AUTOMATIC
WASHER
Large Capacity
Model
LA6150XS
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Ice Makers, DIshwashers, Bullt-In Ovens and Surface Units. Ranges, MIcrowave Ovens, Trash Compactors. Room Au Condltloners,
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PARTS AND FEATURES . . . . . . . . . . .
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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Starting Your Washer . . . . . . . . . . . .
What Happens in Each Cycle . .
OTHER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
For a Rinse and Spin . . . . . . , .
For a Drain and Spin
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MAGIC CLEAN” Lint Filter . . . . . . . . . . . 8
For Visually and Physically
Impaired Consumers
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CARING FOR YOUR WASHER . . . . . . . . . 9
Winterizing
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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.
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’ Starting
Your Washer
Be sure to measure and add detergent,
then place a sorted load in the washer
before starting it.
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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).
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NOTE: Use the LARGE water level for
best permanent
press results.
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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:’
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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.
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*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
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Start the Washer
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A. Push in the Timer Knob and turn it to the
right. It must be pushed
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in and turned
only clockwise.
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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.
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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
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FILL
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Se&d
Level
1
6
1 Minutes
Low
Speed
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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
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RINSE
High
WASH
6
Minutes
Low
Speed
Speed
DRAIN
1
Agik%on
Agitation
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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
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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:
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panel instructions
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Use & Care literature
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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,
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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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
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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 *.
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4. If you have a problem%.
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Make sure the drain hose is higher
than the water level in the washer. If it isnV:
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ELECTRICAL
APPLIANCES
MAJOR - REPAIRING
8 PARTS
WASHING
MACHINES.
DRYERS
B IRONERS
- SERVICING
If your washer fills and drains
without running:
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APPLIANCES
- HOUSEHOLD
MAJOR - SERVICE
8 REPAIR
If your washer stops during a cycle:
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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.
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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
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Printed in U.S.A.