YKifl 4”^ HOllE of Appliances Use& CareGuide Temperature selector Model and serial number plate (under lid) - L- Bleach dispenser (models LA5510XT, LA5610XT and LA6010XT) Agitator TUb Basket Manual clean lint filter (inside agitator) (models LA52OOXT and LA6260XT) MAGIC CLEANO lint filter (not shown) (all other models) LARGECAPACITY TWOSPEEDAUTOMATIC WASHERS lA52OOXT LA55OOXT lA55lOXT LA56lOXT lA6OlOxT SUPERCAPACITY TWOSPEEDAUTOMATIC WASHER LA528OXT Contents Page Important Safety 3 Instructions.. .. .. Operating Instructions Starting your washer 4-5 What happens in each cycle . 5-l 1 Other Operating Instructions 12 Rinse and spin . . 12 Drain and spin . 12 Soak cycle 13 MAGIC CLEAN@ lint filter . 13 Liquid bleach dispenser 13 Manual clean lint filter . If You Need Service Or 14 Assistance. . .. ... Whirlpool Automatic Washer 16 Warranty. . . 01990 Whirlpool Corporation 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. l Keep this book, the Laundry Guide and the sales slip together in a handy place. 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 l l l l l l l Read all instructions before l If hot water has not been used recently (usually 2 weeks or using the washer. longer), hydrogen gases may build NEVER wash items cleaned, up in the water heater and the hot washed, soaked in or spotted with water pipes. HYDROGEN GAS IS wax, paint, gasoline, or flammable EXPLOSIVE. To prevent injury or fluids in the washer. The fumes damage, before using your washer, can create a FIRE HAZARD or turn on all hot water faucets and EXPLOSION. ALWAYS hand allow water to run for several launder and air dry fabrics containminutes. This will allow gases to ing these materials. escape. DO NOT smoke or use NEVER allow children to operate, any open flame near the faucet play with, or crawl inside the while it is open. washer. Close supervision of l You are responsible for makchildren is necessary when the ing sure that your washer: washer is used near children. -is installed, repaired, and has When discarding an old washer, parts replaced by a qualified ALWAYS remove the lid to prevent person. accidental entrapment. -is properly installed and leveled NEVER put your hands into the on a floor that can support the washer until all motion stops. If the weight.* lid is opened while the basket is - is connected to the correct 3spinning, the basket will automatiprong outlet, electric supply, tally stop in a few seconds. water supply and drain.* DO NOTtamper with controls. - is properly grounded.’ - is properly maintained.* NEVER use or store flammable - is protected from the weather fluids (dry-cleaning solvents, and kept where the temperature kerosene) in or near your washer. will not fall below freezing. DO NOT add flammable fluids to the wash water. These substances *See the Installation Instructions. give off vapors that can create a FIRE HAZARD or EXPLOSION. -SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS - Additionalsafetyinstructionsandyour responsibilities l l l ALWAYSstore 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. l l l 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 expetted of home automatic washers, - is not run by children or anyone unable to operate it properly. 3 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. Startingyourwasher Be sure to measure and add detergent, then place a sorted load in the washer before starting it. 1. Select a load size For models LA5200XT LA5280XT and LA55OOXT l Turn the knob to point at a setting that describes the size of load you want to wash. l Set the knob on EX SMALL (a few small items), MEDIUM or LARGE (a full load). For models LA5510XT LA561OXT and LA601 OXT l Turn the knob to point at a setting that describes the size of load you want to wash. l Set the knob on SMALL (a few small items) or LARGE (a full load). iA5500X~) (models LA5510XT, LA601 0X1) LA5610XT and 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 LARGE water level. Reduce wash time when using SMALL water level settings. Loads with only a few small items need less wash time for best results. 2. Select water temperature Match the water temperature to the type of fabric and soils being washed. l The top temperature 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. l 3. Select cycle and wash time Start the washer l l l l Push in the Cycle Control Knob and turn it clockwise. 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. 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. To stop the washer at any time, push in the Cycle Control Knob. To restart the washer, pull out the Cycle Control Knob. Whathappensin eachcycle (models LA5200XT and LA5260XT) 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. 5 Operating Continued Instructions LA5500XT, LA5510XT, LA6010XT cycles LA5610XT and 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 6 Minutes Low Speed High Speed, Spray Rinses 6 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 6 Minutes High Speed 4 Minutes Low Speed 4 Minutes Low Speed REFILL COOL-DOWN Low Speed, Spray Rinse Operating Continued Instructions LA5500XT, LA5510XT, LA5610XT LA6010XT cycles continued and 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. to Selected Level to Selected Level 4 Minutes Low Speed 2 Mmutes Low Speed 2 Minutes No Agitation Low Speed, Spray Rinse Alndicates 8 that machine is pausing for a brief soak period. Low Speed, Spray Rinse 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 4 Minutes High Speed PARTIAL DRAIN No Agitation lo Selected Level 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. Operating Continued Instructions LA5200XT and LA5280XT Regular/Heavy cycles Cycle A cycle for sturdily constructed fabrics that are heavily soiled. Permanent Press/Normal PERMANENT to Selected Level to Selected Level 6 Minutes Low Speed REFILL COOL-DOWN High Speed, Spray Rinse 10 Cycle A cycle designed for moderately soiled permanent press and some synthetic fabrics. The cool-down rinse helps keep wrinkles from setting in these items. Knits Gentle/Normal Soak 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. Cycle A cycle that gently washes and spins moderately soiled delicate items and washable knits. KNITS GENTLE I SOAK 2C to Selected Level to Selected Level 6 Minutes Low Speed 4 Minutes No Agitation 2 Minutes High Speed d 6 Minutes High Speed Low Speed, Spray Rinse WASHER STOPS Select Wash Cycle Special care is needed when soaking laundry. See the Laundry Guide for proper use of this cycle. 11 OtherOperatingInstructions Rinseandspin 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 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. Drainandspin 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 to any bar just before an OFF area on the dial, as illustrated. 3. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The washer will drain and spin. SoakCycle pq@!!jP SOAK 12 20 , (models LA5200XT and LA52EOXT) For best results, use warm water for soaking 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 to point to the number next to SOAK. 4. Pull the 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. MAGICCLEAN”lint filter MAGIC CLEAN lint filter interior (models LA55OOXT LA551OXT LA561 OXT and LA601 OXT) The lint filter at the bottom of the washer basket cleans itself. During agitation, wash and rinse water pass over the filter, separating linl from Water. The collected particles of lint are then continuously spun away from the filter and washed out of the system at the end of the wash cycle. If your washer drains into a tub, remove any lint collected in the tub or strainer. Liquidbleachdispenser (models LA5510XT, LA5610XT and LA601 OXT) 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. Start the washer. Bleach will be diluted automatically during the wash part of the cycle. Manualcleanlint filter (models LA5200XT and lA5280XT) Clean the filter at the bottom of the agitator after every load for the best filtering results. To clean: 1. Lift off the agitator barrel. 2. Wash or wipe the filter clean in the bottom of the agitator barrel. The filter is not removable. 3. Replace the agitator barrel and snap it into place. 13 If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance We suggestyou follow 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: l Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage? l Are both water faucets open? l Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? l Are the water supply hoses kinked? l Is the Cycle Control Knob set and pulled out? If your l Is the l Is the a live l Have fuses washer does not spin: 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: l Remember, the washer pauses briefly at different times in each cycle. These pauses are normal. If your 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 Installation Instructions.) 2. If you need assistance?.. Call Whirlpool COOL-LINE” service assistance telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: I-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. If you prefer, write to: Mr. Donald Skinner Director of Consumer Relations Whirlpool Corporation 2000 M-63 Benton Harbor, Ml 49022 Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence. 3. If you need service’... Whirlpool has a ~1 nationwide network wh%l 01 of authorized seevrca Whirlpools” service -2 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 COOL-LINE@ service assistance telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: APPLIANCES - t4O”.sEHOLD - ELECTRICAL YAJOR - SERVICE 1 REPAIR APPLIANCES MAJOR-REPAIRING& PARTS OR WASHING YACHINES. DRYERS A IROIYERS - SERWCING WHIRLPOOL APPLIANCES AUTHORIZE0 WHIRLPOOL SERVICE 14 4. If you need FSP’ replacement parts’... 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 parts 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. 5. If you are not satisfied with how the problem was solved’... l 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. Whirlpool”Automatic WasherWarranty AWOO: LENGTH OF WARRANTY WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in materials (including top and lid rust) or workmanship. Service must be provided bv an authorized WhirlDOOISMservice companv. 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. 6. 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. 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 COOL-LINE@ service assistance tefeohone number, l-800-253-1301. from anywhere in the U.S. Gearcas cove @Registered Trademark/SM Part No. 3351872 Rev. A 01990 Whirlpool Corporation Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.