Use& CareGuide Temperature selector control knob Bleach dispenser MAGIC CLEAN? lint filter (not shown) SUDS-NIlSERR System (not shown) LARGECAPACITYTWOSPEED AUTOMATICWASHER LA5705XW Page Important Safety Instructions __......3 Operating Instructions Starting your washer _...,,__._..___._...,_ 4 What happens in each cycle _......._.5 Other Operating Instructions Rinse and spin _,......,....,.,_.....,_..... IO Drain and spin .. .. .. . .. . .. .. . . .. .. 10 Pre-wash cycle . . .. .. . .. . . .. . . .. IO Liquid bleach dispenser ,_.....,....... 1 1 MAGIC CLEAN” lint filter . .._....... 11 SUDS-MISERS System ,,_____.,.,,___. 12 If You Need Service Or Assistance ._...,_._...._,__....,__._...,_._._.. 14 Whirlpool Automatic Washer Warranty . . .. . .. .. . .. .. .. . . .._....... 16 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. . Keep this book, the Laundry Guide and the sales slip together in a handy place. Model Number 01991 Whirlpool Corporation 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 ) Read all instructions before using the washer. b 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 containing these materials. mNEVER allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside the washer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the washer is used near children. n When discarding an old washer, ALWAYS remove the lid to prevent accidental entrapment. ) DO NOT reach into the washer basket while it is filling with water, while agitator is moving or while basket is spinning. If the lid is opened while the basket is spinning, the basket will automatically stop in a few seconds. b 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 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 while 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 3-prong 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. - SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS - Additional safety instructions and your responsibilities l l l 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 detergents 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. l 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. 3 l OperatingInstructions 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 on EX SMALL (a few small items) or LARGE (a full load). 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 EX SMALL water level setting. Loads with only a few small items need less wash time for best results. l 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 pre-soak 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 Push in the Cycle Control Knob and turn it clockwise. 9 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. The washer will begin agitating immediately after filling. Agitation can occur with the washer lid up or down. 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 happensin each cycle Each cycle has been designed for different kinds of fabrics. 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 for washer operation. 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 Regular/Heavy Instructions Regular/Normal Cycle A cycle for sturdily constructed that are heavily soiled. fabrics Cycle A cycle for regular loads of fabrics that are moderately soiled. FILL to Selected Level FILL to Selected Level WASH 8 Minutes High Speed WASH 4 Minutes High Speed WASH 6 Minutes Low Speed WASH 6 Minutes Low Speed DRAIN No Agitation DRAIN No Agitation SPIN High Speed SPIN High Speed FILL for Deep Rinse FILL for Deep Rinse RINSE High Speed RINSE High Speed DRAIN No Agitation DRAIN SPIN High Speed, Spray Rinse No Agitation -- SPIN High Speed, Spray Rinse 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. 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. FILL to Selected Level FILL to Selected Level WASH 6 Minutes High Speed WASH 2 Minutes High Speed WASH 4 Minutes Low Speed WASH 4 Minutes Low Speed PARTIAL DRAIN (Pause) PARTIAL DRAIN (Pause) REFILL COOL-DOWN REFILL COOL-DOWN WASH Low Speed WASH Low Speed DRAIN No Agitation DRAIN No Agitation SPIN Low Speed SPIN Low Speed FILL for Deep Rinse FILL for Deep Rinse RINSE High Speed RINSE High Speed DRAIN No Agitation DRAIN No Agitation SPIN Low Speed, Spray Rinse SPIN Low Speed, Spray Rinse Operating Continued Knits Instructions 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 FILL to Selected Level WASH 4 Minutes Low Speed WASH 2 Minutes Low Speed ASOAK 2 Minutes No Agitation ASOAK 2 Minutes No Agitation WASH 2 Minutes Low Speed WASH 2 Minutes Low Speed DRAIN No Agitation DRAIN No Agitation SPIN Low Speed SPIN Low Speed FILL for Deep Rinse FILL for Deep Rinse RINSE Low Speed RINSE Low Speed DRAIN No Agitation DRAIN No Agitation SPIN Low Speed, Spray Rinse SPIN Low Speed, Spray Rinse A Indicates that machine is pausing for a brief soak period. Pre-wash Cycle Super A cycle that uses a brief period of high-speed agitation to loosen and remove heavy soils and stains. Use recommended amount of detergent or pre-soak additive. 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. FILL to Selected Level FILL to Selected Level WASH 4 Minutes High Speed WASH 4 Minutes High Speed DRAIN No Agitation PARTIAL DRAIN No Agitation SPIN High Speed REFILL to Selected Level WASHER STOPS Select Wash Cycle Special care is needed when prewashing 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 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. 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 an OFF area on the dial, as illustrated. 3. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The washer will drain and spin. Pre-wash Cycle For best results, use warm water for pre-washing stained laundry. Hot water can set stains. 1. Use recommended amount of presoak product or detergent. 2. Push Cycle control Knob in. 3. Turn clockwise until indicator points to a 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. 10 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. Start the washer. Bleach will be diluted automatically during the wash part of the cycle. MAGICCLEAN”lint filter MAGIC CLEAN lint filter Basket interior 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 end of the wash cycle. If your washer drains into a tub, remove any lint collected in the tub or strainer. Other Operating continued Instructions Storage tub , Suds return hose -! Standpipe Id PlaAic strainer Storage 1 SUDS-MISER”System The SUDS-MISER% System has two drain hoses. One hose moves a portion of the used wash water into a storage tub, then back into the washer for use during the next wash. The other hose carries the wash water to a standpipe drain or to another tub with an open drain. A standpipe drain is available for placement in the drain opening of your tub. To order the in-tub standpipe, ask your nearest authorized Whirlpool dealer for part number 89121. If you do not want to re-use the wash water for a load, leave out the stopper in the storage tub so the water can drain. To save wash water: Make sure the stopper is in the storage tub. NOTE: The SUDS-MISER* System does not save the rinse water from any cycle, nor does it save the wash water from the PERMANENT PRESS Cycle. l Plastic _I strainer 1 In-tub standpipe Storage tub I Pla Aicstrainer 12 Drain , tub To re-use wash water: 1. Set the Cycle Control Knob on SUDS RETURN. Do not add the load items at this time. 2. Pull the Cycle Control Knob out. The washer will pump most of the wash water from the storage tub back into the washer basket. 3. When the wash water has pumped back into the washer, push in the Cycle Control Knob. 4. Add about i/2 the recommended amount of detergent. 5. Add the load items. 6. Turn the Cycle Control Knob clockwise to the desired cycle and wash time. 7. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob to start the washer. 8. About 1 inch (2.5 cm) of wash water will remain in the tub. The water will contain soils that have settled out. Drain the storage tub. NOTE: The end of the suds return hose has a plastic strainer to prevent objects from being pulled into the washer during SUDS RETURN. If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance We suggest you follow these 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 into a live circuit with the proper voltage? 8 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 washer does not spin: @Is the lid closed? l Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage? l Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? If your washer stops during a cycle: The washer pauses briefly at different times in each cycle. These pauses are normal. l If your without l Make Knob cycle. washer fills and drains running: sure that the Cycle Control is pointing to a number in the 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.) 14 2. If you need assistance*... Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center telephone number. Dial free from anywhere in the U.S.: 1-800-253-l 301 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 SY nationwide network of authorized itil 01 SERV’CEWhirlpoolSM service w 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 service company in your area, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: 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 Consumer Assistance Center number in Step 2. 5. If you are not satisfied with the problem was solved*... how 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. 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 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. Gearcase assembly covered by your warranty. See back cover for more information. WHIRLPOOL AutomaticWasherWarranty LENGTH OF WARRANTY 1 WHIRLPOOL AWOl 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 by an authorized WhirlooolSM service company. LIMITED FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase FSP replacement parts for any part of gearcase assembly if defective in materials or workmanship. The gearcase assembly is shown in the ‘Service or Assistance” section of this book. FSP reolacement Darts for anv too and lid rust. LIMITED TEN-YEAR WARRANTY From Date of Purchase WHIRLPOOL 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. Pickup 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. F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the aooliance. WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some of incidental or consequential damages to you. This warranty gives you specific rights which vary from state to state. NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR states do not allow the exclusion or limitation so this limitation or exclusion may not apply legal rights, and you may also have other Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your authorized 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 Consumer Assistance Center telephone number, l-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S. @ Registered Trademark Part No. 3355932 01991 Whirlpool Corporation / SM Service Mark of Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.