AUTOMATIC WASHER Large Capacity Model LA6700XM owave Ovens. Trash Compactors. Room Air Condllloners. Oehumldlflers Automatic Washers. Clothes Dryers, freezers. Refngerator-Freeze Parts and features LAUNDRY INFORMATION LOAD SIZE SELECTOR 7”“”/ \ / ----._.. TEMPERATURE / SELECTOR MAGIC CLEAN@ LINT FILTER (not shown) CYCLE _ CONTROL / LIQUID BLEACH DISPENSER MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBER PLATE (not shown) AGITATOR II BASKET ~1 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 or dust from storing Copy your Model and Serial Numbers When you need service or call with a question, have this information ready. I. Complete Model and Serial Numbers (from plate under the 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 servtce 2 here -- Model Serial Number Number Purchase Date Servtce Phone Company, Number Proof-of-purchase IS all Your responsibilitie S 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 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”Installation Instructions” for complete information. Contents Page PARTS AND FEATURES YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES SAFETY FIRST STARTING YOUR WASHER WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE OTHER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS For o Rinse and Spin For o i)raln and Spin For a Soak or Pre-Wash iiquid Bleach Dispenser MAG!C CLEAN Lint Filter CARING FOR YOUR WASHER IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR ASSISTANCE 1 Before Calling for Assistance 2 If You Need Assistance 3 If You Need Service 4. If vou Have a Problem ‘~1984 Whirlpool Corporation 2 3 3 4 6 a 8 8 8 9 9 IO 11 11 11 11 11 -SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 3 Starting Select 1. LOAD your washer a SIZE 2. To change the setting on the LOAD SIZE SELECTOR, turn the knob to RESET. Then turn the knob to point at a setting that describes the size of the load you want to wash. Set the knob anywhere on or between HAND WASHABLE (a few small items] and LARGE (a full load). See your “Laundry Guide” for details on load sizes. l l l l Select WATER TEMPERATURES Select wash and rinse water temperatures by pushing a button. This drawing shows a warm wash [top temperature] and cold rinse (bottom temperature) selection. l LOAD SIZES AND WATER Use less than a full tub of water when you have less than a full load to wash. Recommended wash temperatures can be found in your “Laundry Guide” and printed under the washer lid. 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. LARGE (16.9 gals.164.0 L)’ MEDIUM (13.0 gals.149.2 L)* HAND WASHABLE (9.1 gals./34.0 L)’ ‘Approximate fill with load 3. Start the washer A. Push in the Control Knob and turn it to the right. It must be pushed in and turned only clockwise. B. C. 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 D. Stop on a number in the cycle you want. The numbers are minutes of wash time. The drawing shows f3 minutes of agitation in the REGULAR HEAVY Cycle. To stop the washer at any time push in the Control Knob. To restart the washer, pull out the Control Knob. To set the controls for a rinse and spin, a drain and spin, or a soak or pre-wash, see page 8. 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 start. After agitation starts, the knob turns REGULAR HEAVY PERMANENT Cycle PRESS Cycle Low-speed spins and cooling of the wash water before the spin helps keep wrinkles from setting into permanent press fabrics KNITS/GENTLE Cycle L r i 2 [ S0.4K I I AND Low agitation and spin speeds and shorter wash time gently wash delicate items and washable synthetic knits. PRE-WASH -- Cycles Periods of agitation and soaking time clean stained, yellowed, gray or heavily soiled laundry. Use recommended amount of detergent. 7 FILL to Selected Level clockwise until it points to OFF and the cycle ends NOTE:You may hear the sound of water spraying some cycles. In some cycles, cold water is sprayed help with the rinsing. rl 0 REFILL COOL DOWN WASH 2 , Minutes High Speed during the spin parts of on the spinning load to NOTE: Always use cold rinse water permanent press fabrics. I - for Pre-wash setting begins here (see page 8). Special care is needed when soaking or pre-washing See your “laundry Guide” for proper use of this cycle. laundry. Other operating For a rinse instructions and spin You may need an extra rrnse 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. . Pull Control Knob out. l The washer will fill to selected level with cold water, agitate 2 minutes, drain and spin. For agitation and spin speeds For a drain and spin Your washer can be set to drain and spin out water. 9 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 washer will drain and spin. in each cycle, see pages 6 and 7 For a soak or pre-wash For best results, use warm water for soaking or pre-washing stained laundry. l Use enough detergent or pre-soak product for a single load. l Push Control Knob in. . Turn clockwise to point at a number in the SOAK Cycle. l Pull Control Knob out. l When the cycle is over, add detergent for the next selected 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 the soak or pre-wash with agitation, the Cycle Control Knob must point to a number in the SOAK Cycle. Liquid bleach dispenser Always measure bleach. Do not guess. Follow directions 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 cup with a pouring spout to avoid spilling. 1. Load the washer first. 2. Pour measured bleach carefully into dispenser. DO NOT let bleach splash, drip or run down into the washer basket. Undiluted bleach will damage any fabric it touches. 3. Start the washer. Bleach will be diluted automatically during the wash part of the cycle. For more information MAGIC CLEAN” on bleaching, lint filter The lint filter in your washer cleans itself. Collected lint 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. see “Laundry Guide” page 11. Caring for your washer OF 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. 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. IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT FILL: Is the power supply cord plugged in? l Are both water faucets open? l Are fuses blown or circuit-breaker tripped? l Are the water supply hoses kinked? . Is the Cycle Control Knob set and pulled out? l IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT SPIN: . Is the lid closed? . Is the power supply cord plugged in? l Is a fuse blown or circuit-breaker tripped? IF YOUR WASHER STOPS DURING THE PERMANENT PRESS CYCLE: l Remember, the washer will stop for about 1’ 2 minutes after the partial drain during the cooldown 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... l The washer may seem to be draining during wash and rinse cycles. l Water can siphon out. [See “lnstallation Instructionsl’] 2. If you need assistance*. .. Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE’ service assistance telephone number. Dial free from: Continental U.S. . (BOO) 253-1301 . . . . . . . (BOO) 632-2243 Michigan 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 aD/a nationwide netWhiA 01 1 work of franchised ’ TECH-CARE” Servd ~ ice Companies. 7nc/-CARK , FRAHCHISED SERVICE’ TECH-CAREservice 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: 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. Guy Turner, 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. 11 Whirlpool Home Mahlng Part No. 383173 i: 1984 Whirlpool 1ma11c Washers. Clothes Dryers your world A /Appliances a llttle easier Rev. B Printed in U.S.A. and Surface Units. Corporation freezers. Refrlgeralar-Freezers Ice Makers DIshwashers. Built-In Ovens Ranges, MIC.
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