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Models
2LA5700XK;
3lA5700XK
REGULAR CAPACITY
Whirlpool
AUTOMATIC WASHER
Use & Care
Guide
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LAUNDRY INFORMATION
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TEMPERATURE SELECTOR
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your Model
and Serial Numbers
If you ever need tc call for servlce, you
wll need to give the Model and Serrol
Numbers
Your automatic
washer has these
numbers on a plate under the lid near
the hinge
Copy the numbers In these spaces
Keep this book In the Laundry
InformatIon
Center with your Laundry Guide sales
slop and warranty
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Before using
your Washer
Please read
sure your washer is
properly
It WIII help
results and longest
designed
to give
this booklet
to be
installed
and used
you get the best
lrfe your washer was
You are personally
responsible tor making sure that your
washer...
Is rnstalled by a qualified
installer.
Is properly
installed
and leveled
on a
floor that can support the weight.
l Is connected
to the right krnd of outlet,
electric
supply, water supply and dram.
l Is properly
electrically
grounded
l Is used
only for jobs normally
expected
of home automatrc
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 storrng or shrpprng
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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: See the
laundry
Guide for tips on detergents, other laundry aids and
instructions
for washing special
Items.
.See the lnstallatron
lnstructrons
complete
information
for
CAUTION: Store laundry detergent and additives
in a cool, dry
Contents
Before Using Your Washer
Loading Your Washer
Understanding
Your Washer
Cleaning
the Lint Filter
Using Your Washer
Water Levels and Load Sizes
Liquid Bleach Dispenser
Important
Detergent
Information
For Rinsing Only
For Spinning Only
Cycle Operation
Service
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8
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PERMANENT PRESS
KNITS GENTLE
REGULAR HEAVY
SOAK CYCLE
PRE-WASH
If You Need
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3
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5
5
6
or Help
Before Callrng for Service
If YOU Have a Problem
180
10
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10
12
loading
Washer
your
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.
l 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
6 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
5 and
the “Laundry
Aids” section of the Laundry Guide for
more information.
5. Add Diluted Fabric Softener only
to the Deep Rinse Cycle.
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DO NOT ADD FABRIC SOFTENER TO
THE WASH. Fabric softeners can combine with soap or detergent
to make
greasy
stains
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 splr
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 & Core Guide
go into detail on the “what and why”
of each setting
Read this and the Loun~
dry Guide carefully
to get the best
cleaning
results
Cleaning
Filter
the Lint
Water runs through the lint filter
whenever
the washer agitates.
Check it
often to make sure it’s clean and 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
on fabrics,
3
Using your Washer
Your automatic
washer is easy to
use. To make it even easier, read the
following
steps before starting your first
load.
Start your washer after you put In
detergent,
the load, and any other
laundry aids according
to informatlon
on page 3 and page
6
1.
Set the LOAD SIZE SELECTOR.
l Select
the water level that matches
the size of the load. See page 5 for
more Information
l To change
the setting on the LOAD
SIZE SELECTOR, first move It to RESET.
Then move It back to the setting you
want
IMPORTANT: For the best cleaning
results with the least wrlnkllng,
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 fabrics and SOIIS
being washed
See the InstructIons
under the washer IId and on page 14 in
your Laundry Gu/de
l Be sure to use a cold
rtnse for PERMANENT PRESS and KNITS GENTLE Cvcles
3. Select
Washer.
a Cycle
and Start the
l Push the Cycle
Control Knob in and
turn it to the right (clockwise)
l Stop when
the pointer is on the numb
ber of minutes of washing
you want
In the cycle you want.
l lnstructlons
for which cycles to use for
each fabric type are under the Ild.
l To start the washer,
pull the Cycle
Control Knob out When the cycle IS
over, the washer will stop.
To stop the washer at any time
during a cycle, push the Control
Knob in. Pull it 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 (clockwlse)
to the setting you want. Pull the knob
out to start the washer
l Pages
R-II show what happens
in
each cycle
Water levels
load Sizes
and
The LOAD SIZE SELECTOR lets you
control the amount
of water that fills
the washer. The water level can be set
for extra small, medium
or full loads.
WATER LEVELS
Setting
EX SMALL
MEDIUM
LARGE
‘Approximate
match
size.
Gallons/liters
99 37.5
13.5 51.1
169 64.0
fill with load
To save water and energy,
the water level to the load
For the best cleaning
results, the
load should move freely in the water.
Watch for rollover, an item (lrke a sock]
should sink in the middle and come
up later on the outside.
Be sure to read pages 11 13 in
your laundry
Guide You will find more
information
on loading
and load sizes
The bleach
dispenser
is under the
lid of the washer In the front corner. It
has the words, LIQUID BLEACH, on it. The
drspenser
will hold enough
lrqurd
bleach
for one wash load.
l Before
starting the washer, but after
loading
it, add the bleach.
l Use a measuring
cup with a pourrng
spout to help avoid spilling or spattering
the bleach
l Follow
the drrections
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 standard
measuring
cup
with a pouring
spout to fill
dispensers.
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Do not let any bleach run down
into the washer basket. Concentrated bleach can damage
any
fabric.
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usually based on soft water and
washers with normal-size
iubs Use
Important
Detergent
Information
more detergent...
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 water. Package
directions
are
1 for hard water.
2. for heavy greasy or
oily SOIIS.
3. If the detergent
IS low
phosphate.
4. for cold-water
washes.
DETERGENT SUDS. There are
high, normal and low sudslng powdered detergents.
If the recommended
amount
of detergent
makes
too much suds, switch to a lower
sudsing brand. DO NOT REDUCE THE
AMOUNT of detergent.
Use the following
chart as
beginning
suggestions
for powdered
and liquid detergent
amounts.
See
your laundry Guide for more infor-
mation
(pages
14-22).
WATER HARDNESS IN GRAINS
Powdered
Detergents
Low Suds
Normal
Suds
High Suds
No phosphate
Liquid Detergents
O-4 Grains
4-10 Grains
IO-20 Grains
314cup (175 ml)
1’14cups (250-300
W
1% cups (425 ml)
1’/4-l’/z cups
(300-350 ml)
2-2’14 cups
(475-525 mL)
2)/z cups (600 mL)
1’14cups (300 mL)
1-1’14cups
(300-350
I/S to 1 cup
amount of
2 cups (475 ml)
mL)
Follow package
recommendations
(60 to 250 ml), depending
on the brand
soil. Follow package
recommendations.
These recommendations
do not apply...
In areas where phosphates
are banned.
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In areas with laws limiting (by weight or percentage)
of detergent
used in a wash load.
and
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the amount
For Rinsing Only
For Spinning
Only
Your washer can be set to rinse
only Use the setting for an extra rinse,,
or for laundry
that only needs a rinse
and spin
There IS a dot just after the numbers In PERMANENT
PRESS, REGULAR
HEAVY and KNITS GENTLE If you push
in on the Cycle Control
Knob, turn
the pornter to one of those dots and
pull the Control
Knob out, the washer
WIII fill, agitate,
dram and sprn
If you want high agitation
and
spin, use the dot in REGULAR HEAVY If
you want low agitatron
and spin, use
the dot in KNITS GENTLE. Use the dot In
PERMANENT PRESS if you want hrgh
agrtation
and a low-speed
sprn.
There may be times When
you
want to drain out all the wash water
and start over To stop the washer at
any time, just push In on the Cycle
Control
Knob
To set the washer so it drains
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 will drain, spin out
water and stop. If you want a lowspeed
spin, use the bar on PERMANENT PRESS or KNIT
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Cycle
The numbers In each cycle are
for the number of minutes you want the
washer to agrtate
before It drams and
ftlls for the rinse. You will want longer
agrtatron
trmes for heavily soiled loads.
You choose the wash and rinse
Operation
Your washer has five cycles on
the Cycle Control Dial. Each cycle IS
designed
to match the fabric type wifh
pre-set agitation
and spin speeds.
WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE:
PERMANENT PRESS CYCLE
Use for permanent
press fabrics
Cooling of the wash water and low spin
speeds help prevent the setting of
wrinkles
. SET LOAD SIZE
. SET WATER TEMPERATURES
. PUSH IN KNOB, TURN TO
CYCLE AND TIME
. PULL OUT TO START
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To II
Selected
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
. PULL OUT TO STA’RT
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
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SET LOAD SIZE
. SET WATER TEMPERATURES
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PUSH IN KNOB, TURN TO
CYCLE AND TIME
. PULL OUT TO START
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WASH
Selected
rime: High
Agitation
DRAIN
No
Agitation
water
temperatures
you want
wrth the
TEMPERATURE SELECTOR.
You set the amount of water
fills the tub with the LOAD SIZE
that
SELECTOR.
NOTE: You may notice that some
of the “SPIN”cvcles
have SPRAY RIN-
I
SES. Cold water IS sprayed on the
splnnrng load to help rinse and remove
detergent
residue.
if you turn to a cycle and start the
washer but change
your mind push in
on the Cycie Cor,tro/ Knob and turn
to the mht lciockwisei
to the setting you
wont Then pull if out
DR
ImI
Agitation
NOTE Always use COLD RINSE WATER
for PERMANENT PRESS fabrics
WASH
High
Agitation
The washer pauses for about
minutes after part101 drain
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NOTE
Always
use COLD
RINSE WATER for Knots and
Delicate
Items
SOAK CYCLE
Thus cycle IS not for washrng,
it soaks, agrtotes, spins out the water and stops [no
rrnse] Use it for stained,
yellowed,
grey or
heavily soiled laundry with a detergent
or pre-soak
product
Chlorine
bleach.
if
wanted,
should be added
to the cycle you
use after the SOAK Cycle IS over.
. SET LOAD SIZE
. SET WATER TEMPERATURES
. PUSH IN KNOB, TURN TO
CYCLE AND TIME
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PULL OUT TO START
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PRE-WASH CYCLE
Use for heavrly soiled items that may need
two washes. Use enough
detergent
for a
single wash When the washer stops, add
more detergent
and select a cycle *
. SET LOAD SIZE
SET WATER TEMPERATURE
. PUSH IN KNOB, TURN TO
CYCLE AND TIME
. PULL OUT TO START
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If You Need
Service or Help,
We suggest You
Follow These
Steps:
Before
calling
for service
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Problems are sometimes
caused
by little things you can correct
without
tools Check thus list before you call
for service:
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IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT FILL:
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Is the power supply cord plugged
Are both water faucets
open?
in?
Before adding
detergent
use lrqurd detergent)
)/““1#Ei
for washing,
dissolve
In quart
Some stains may need
to help prevent
settrng
a warm
water
or cold
(or
PRE-WASH
IF WASHER FILLS AND DRAINS WITHOUT
RUNNING:
l Is a fuse blown
or circulf-breaker
tripped?
l Are the water
supply hoses kinked?
l Is the Cycle
Control Knob set and
pulled out7
l Are the water
inlet hose filter screens
clean7
To check the screens:
-Turn off the faucets.
- Remove hoses and check the
screens.
-Clean
the screens under running
water.
- Replace
the hoses and tighten
connectrons.
-Turn on the faucets and check
the leaks.
l Make
sure that the Cycle Control
Knob is pointing
to a number in the
cycle.
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
perrod in this
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.
l Water
can siphon out. [See lnstallatron
Instructions.)
l
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT SPIN:
0 Is the Ird closed?
l Is the power
supply cord plugged
l Is a fuse blown
or crrcurt-breaker
tripped?
of warm
in?
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If you move...To make sure that your
appliance
is correctly
installed and
to insure its continued
satisfactory
operation,
call your dealer. (Installation cost will, of course, be paid by
YOU.1
Helpful hints...You can help your
service representative
give you faster
service if you include the model and
serial number of your appliance
when requesting
service. Also, retain
your sales slip and warranty to verify
your warranty status.
Remember...Your
service representative is trained in the repairing
and
servicing
of your WHIRLPOOL appliances. He can help you maintain the
quality originally
built into your
WHIRLPOOL appliance.
So why not
take the time, now, to look up his tele-
phone number and jot it down in the
space provided
on the cover.
If you have a problem.
:
Call your dealer or write:
Service Manager,
International
Division
Whirlpool Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 U.S. 33 North
Benton Harbor, Michigan
49022
If you must write, please provide:
your
name, address,
telephone
number,
type of appliance,
brand, model, sericl
number, dote 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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