Whirlpool LA79OOXT Operating instructions

Whirlpool LA79OOXT Operating instructions
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Contents
Page
Important
Safety
Instructions.
Operating
Instructions
Starting your washer .
What happens in each cycle
Other Operating
Instructions
Rinse and spin
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Extra rinse option
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Drain and spin
Soak cycle
Pre-wash cycle
MAGIC CLEANa lint filter
Liquid bleach dispenser
Liquid fabric softener
dispenser
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If You Need Service Or
Assistance.
,
Whirlpool
Automatic
Washer Warranty.
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Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance. Please complete and mail
the Owner Registration Card provided
with this product. Then complete the
form below. Have this information ready
if you need service or call with a
question.
l Copy model and serial numbers
from plate (under lid near hinge) and
the purchase date from the sales slip.
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Keep this book, the Laundry Guide
and the sales slip together in a
handy place.
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01990 Whirlpool Corporation
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Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Service
Date
Company
Phone Number
If your washer has a Consumer Buy
Guide label, remove it. It will be easier
to remove before the washer is used. To
remove any remaining glue:
l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball,
then remove.
or
l Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing detergent before removing glue as
described above.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing
alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive
cleaners. These can damage the finish.
See “Important Safety Instructions” on
page 3.
ImportantSafetyInstructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or
injury to persons when using your washer, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
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Read all instructions
before
using the washer.
NEVER wash items cleaned,
washed, soaked in or spotted with
wax, paint, gasoline, or flammable
fluids in the washer. The fumes
can create a FIRE HAZARD or
EXPLOSION. ALWAYS hand
launder and air dry fabrics containrng these materials.
NEVER allow children to operate,
play with, or crawl inside the
washer. Close supervision of
children is necessary when the
washer is used near children.
When discarding an old washer,
ALWAYS remove the lid to prevent
accidental entrapment.
NEVER put your hands into the
washer until all motion stops. If the
lid is opened while the basket is
spinning, the basket will automatitally stop in a few seconds.
DO NOT tamper with controls.
NEVER use or store flammable
fluids (dry-cleaning solvents,
kerosene) in or near your washer.
DO NOT add flammable fluids to the
wash water. These substances
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give off vapors that can create a
FIRE HAZARD or EXPLOSION.
l If hot water has not been used
recently (usually 2 weeks or
longer), hydrogen gases may build
up in the water heater and the hot
water pipes. HYDROGEN GAS IS
EXPLOSIVE. To prevent injury or
damage, before using your washer,
turn on all hot water faucets and
allow water to run for several
minutes. This will allow gases to
escape. DO NOT smoke or use
any open flame near the faucet
whrle it is open.
l You are responsible
for making sure that your washer:
- is installed, repaired, and has
parts replaced by a qualified
person.
- is properly installed and leveled
on a floor that can support the
weight.’
- is connected to the correct 3prong outlet, electric supply,
water supply and drain.’
- is properly grounded.*
- is properly maintained.’
- is protected from the weather
and kept where the temperature
will not fall below freezing.
*See the Installation Instructions.
THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Additional safety instructions and your responsibilities
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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.
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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 responsible
for making
sure that your washer:
- is used only for jobs normally expected of home automatic washers.
- is not run by children or anyone
unable to operate it properly.
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OperatingInstructions
The drawings in this book may vary slightly from your washer model. They are
designed to show the different features of all the models covered by this book.
NOTE: Your model may not include all the features shown.
Starting your washer
Be sure to measure and add detergent, then place a sorted load in the washer before
starting it.
1. Select a load size
Turn the knob to point at a setting that
describes the size of load you want
to wash.
l Set the knob anywhere
on or between
EX SMALL (a few small items) and
EX LARGE (a full load).
l To change the water level after the
washer has started to fill, turn the
knob to RESET, then to the desired
water level.
NOTE: For best washing results, items
should move freely in the washer. Do
not overload the washer or choose a
water level that is too low for your wash
load. For best results with permanent
press clothes, use the EX LARGE water
level. Reduce wash time when using
EX SMALL or SMALL water level
settings.
2. Select water temperature
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Match the water temperature to the
type of fabric and soils being washed.
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is the wash
selection and the bottom temperature
is the rinse selection.
NOTE: Use warm wash water with
the PERMANENT PRESS or KNITS
GENTLE Cycles.
For heavily soiled permanent press
or knit clothes, pre-wash or presoak
before washing in warm water.
ALWAYS use cold rinse water for
permanent press fabrics.
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Models LA778OXT, LA7800XT
and LA7900XT
Model LA7980XT
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Models LA78OOXT and LA7980XT
3. Select cycle and wash time
Start the washer
l Push in the Cycle Control Knob and
turn it clockwise.
l Stop when the indicator on the knob’s
outer ring points to the number in the
wash cycle you want. The numbers
are minutes of wash time.
l Start the washer by pulling out the
Cycle Control Knob. The washer will
fill to the selected water level with the
selected wash water temperature.
After filling, the washer will agitate for
the selected number of minutes.
l To stop the washer at any time,
push in the Cycle Control Knob. To
restart the washer, pull out the
Cycle Control Knob.
What happens in each cycle
Models LA7780XT and LA79OOXT
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 starts.
After agitation starts, the knob turns
clockwise until it points to OFF and the
cycle ends.
The washer will pause briefly
throughout each cycle. These pauses
are normal. They allow for the reversing
of the motor, normal washer operation
and the cool-down portion of the
PERMANENT PRESS Cycle.
NOTE: You may hear the sound of
water spraying during the spin parts of
some cycles. In some cycles, water is
sprayed on the spinning load to help
with the rinsing.
Gentle Wash System
For better fabric care in the REGULAR
and PERMANENT PRESS Cycles, the
agitation speed is reduced during the
last few minutes of wash agitation time.
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Instructions
Regular/Heavy
Cycle
A cycle for sturdily constructed fabrics
that are heavily soiled.
to Selected Level
Regular/Normal
Cycle
A cycle for regular loads of fabrics that
are moderately soiled.
to Selected Level
4 Minutes High Speed
for Deep Rinse
(models LA7800XT and LA7980XT)
The washer will proceed to Extra
Rinse, if selected. See page 10.
(models LA7800XT and LA7980XT)
The washer will proceed to Extra
Rinse, if selected. See page 10.
Permanent
Press/Normal
Cycle
A cycle designed for moderately soiled
permanent press and some synthetic
fabrics. The cool-down rinse helps keep
wrinkles from setting into these items.
to Selected Level
Permanent
Press/Light
Cycle
A cycle designed for lightly soiled permanent press and some synthetic fabrics. The cool-down rinse helps keep
wrinkles from setting into these items.
to Selected Level
4 Minutes Low Speed
PARTIAL DRAIN (Pause)
REFILL COOL-DOWN
Low Speed, Spray Rinse
REFILL COOL-DOWN
LOW
Speed, Spray Rinse
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Instructions
Knits Gentle/Normal
Cycle
A cycle that gently washes and
spins moderately soiled delicate items
and washable knits.
Knits Gentle/Light
Cycle
A cycle that gently washes and
spins lightly soiled delicate items
and washable knits.
FILL
to Selected Level
WASH
2 Minutes Low Speed
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Alndicates
ASOAK
2 Minutes No Agitation
WASH
2 Minutes Low Speed
FILL
for Deep Rinse
DRAIN
No Agitation
SPIN
Low Speed, Spray Rinse
that machine is pausing for a brief soak period.
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Soak Cycle
or
Pre-Wash Cycle
Brief periods of agitation and soak time
help remove heavy soils and certain
stains that need extra pretreatment.
Use recommended amount of
detergent or pre-soak additive. The
SOAK Cycle should always be followed
by a wash cycle.
Super Wash Cycle
Use for washing heavily soiled loads
that require maximum soil removal.
Double the amount of detergent
recommended when using the
SUPER WASH Cycle.
to Selected Level
to Selected Level
4 Minutes High Speed
to Selected Level
WASHER STOPS Select wash cycle
NOTE: For models LA7800XT and
LA7980XT the pre-wash setting starts
the washer at the second wash period.
Special care is needed when soaking
or pre-washing laundry. See the Laundry Guide for proper use of this cycle.
After the partial drain, the washer
automatically refills and goes into the
REGULAR/HEAVY
Cycle. Be sure to
use enough detergent for the double
wash.
OtherOperatingInstructions
Rinse and spin
When using extra detergent for heavily
soiled clothes, or washing special-care
items, you may want an extra rinse
and spin.
1. Push Cycle Control Knob in.
2. Turn clockwise until indicator points
to one of the dots on the dial, as
illustrated.
3. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The
washer will fill to selected level,
agitate 2 minutes, drain and spin.
Extrarinse option
(models LA7800XT and LA7980XT)
You can automatically add an extra
rinse and spin to the REGULAR Cycle,
using the extra rinse option.
l Flip the Extra Rinse switch to the ON
position before the REGULAR Cycle
starts. The washer will automatically
go to an extra rinse and spin after the
REGULAR Cycle is completed.
l If no extra rinse and spin is wanted in
the REGULAR Cycle, switch to the
OFF posrtion. The Cycle Control Knob
will then stop at the end of the
REGULAR Cycle, before reaching the
dot on the washer dial.
For an extra rinse in othercycles, see
“Rinse and spin.”
Drain and spin
A drain and spin may help shorten
drying times for some heavy fabrics or
special-care items by removing excess
water.
1. Push Cycle Control Knob in.
2. Turn clockwise until indicator points
to the bar just before the OFF area
on the dial, as illustrated.
3. Pull Cycle Control Knob out.
The washer will drain and spin.
SoakCycle
For best results, use warm water for
soaking stained laundry. Hot water can
set stains.
1. Use recommended amount of
detergent or pre-soak product.
2. Push Cycle Control Knob in.
3. Turn clockwise until indicator points
to the number in the SOAK Cycle.
4. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The
washer will start.
5. When the cycle is over, add
detergent for the next selected wash
cycle. The SOAK Cycle should always be followed by a wash cycle.
NOTE: See the Laundry Guide for
additional soaking information.
Pre-washCycle
(models LA7800XT and LA7980XT)
Models LA78QOXT and LA7BBOXT
For best results, use warm water for
pre-washing stained laundry. Hot water
can set stains.
1. Use recommended amount of
pre-soak product or detergent.
2. Push Cycle Control Knob in.
3. Turn clockwise until indicator points
to the number next to PRE-WASH.
4. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The
washer will start.
5. When the cycle is over, add
detergent for the next selected wash
cycle. The PRE-WASH Cycle should
always be followed by a wash cycle.
NOTE: See the Laundry Guide for
additional pre-washing information.
[email protected]
lint filter
MAGIC CLEAN
lint filter
Basket
lnterlor
The lint filter at the bottom of the
washer basket cleans itself. During agitation, wash and rinse water pass over
the filter, separating lint from water.
The collected particles of lint are then
continuously spun away from the filter
and washed out of the system at the
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Other Operating
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Instructions
end of the wash cycle.
If your washer drains into a tub,
remove any lint collected in the tub
or strainer.
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Liquid bleach dispenser
Always measure bleach. Do not guess.
Never use more than 1 cup (250 mL) for
a full load. Use less with lower water
level settings. Follow directions on
bottle for safe use. 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 washer basket.
Undiluted bleach will damage any
fabric it touches.
3. Stan the washer. Bleach will be
diluted automatically during the
wash part of the cycle.
Liquid fabric softener
dispenser
(models tA7800XT and LA7980XT)
1. Add detergent and load to the
basket.
2. Add liquid fabric softener to
the dispenser using the amount
recommended on the bottle.
3. Avoid dripping or spilling any fabric
softener on the load.
4. Dilute fabric softener with hot water.
Add enough hot water to fill the
dispenser up to the opening.
5. Start the washer. Diluted fabric softener will be added to the load during
the deep rinse portion of the cycle.
NOTE: Do not stop the washer during
this time. If you do, the fabric softener
will mix with the remaining soapy wash
water. This will cause stains. Do not pul
detergent in the liquid fabric softener
dispenser.
6. If the dispenser needs cleaning,
flush with hot water.
NOTE: Do not wash clothes with
dispenser removed.
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If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
Wesuggestyoufollow
thesesteps:
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 into
a live circuit with the proper voltage?
Are both water faucets open?
Have you checked your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box?
Are the water supply hoses kinked?
Is the Cycle Control Knob set and
pulled out?
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If your washer does not spln:
Is the
Is the
a live
Have
fuses
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lid closed?
power supply cord plugged into
circuit with the proper voltage?
you checked your home’s main
or circuit breaker box?
If your washer stops during
a cycle:
Remember, the washer pauses briefly
at different times in each cycle. These
pauses are normal.
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If your washer fills and drains
without running:
Make sure that the Cycle Control Knob
is pointing to a number in the cycle.
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Make sure the drain hose is higher
than the water level in the washer.
If it isn’t:
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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 [email protected]
service assistance telephone
number. Dial free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
l-SW-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.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Consumer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone
number in your correspondence.
3. If you need service:..
Whirlpool has a
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companies.
Whirlpool service technicians are trained
to fulfill the product warranty and provide
after-warranty service, anywhere in the
United States. To locate the authorized
Whirlpool service company in your area,
call our [email protected] service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) or look in
your telephone directory Yellow Pages
under:
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If You Need Service
Continued
Or Assistance
4. If you need FSP’
replacement
parts:..
5. If you are not satisfied with
how the problem was solved:..
FSP is a registered trademark of
Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts.
Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for
your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement pans will fit right and work right,
because they are made to the same
exacting specifications used to build
every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts
in your area, refer to Step 3 or call the
Whirlpool COOL-LINE service
assistance number in Step 2.
. Contact the Major Appliance
Consumer Action Panel (MACAP).
MACAP is a group of independent
consumer experts that voices consumer views at the highest levels of
the major appliance industry.
l Contact MACAP only when the
dealer, authorized servicer or
Whirlpool have failed to resolve
your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
l MACAP will in turn inform us of
your action.
‘When requesting assistance, 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.
Notes
Whirlpool”Automatic
WasherWarranty
AWOO
LENGTH
OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
[email protected] replacement parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials (including top and lid
rust) or workmanship. Service must be provided
by an authorized Whirlpools” service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts for any
gearcase assembly if defective
or workmanship. The gearcase
is shown below.
FSP replacement parts for any
LIMITED TEN-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL
part of
in materials
assembly
top and lid rust.
FSP replacement of outer tub should it crack, or
fail to contain water, due to defective materials
or workmanship.
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the washer.
2. Instruct you how to use the 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 desrgned 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.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. 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.
If YOU need service, first see the Service and Assistance” section of this book.
After checking “Service and Assistance:’ additional help can be found by calling
our [email protected] service assistance telephone number, I-800-253-1301,
from
anywhere in the U.S.
Gearcase assembly
covered by your
@Registered Trademark/SM
Part No. 3351536 Rev. B
01990 Whirlpool Corporation
Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.
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