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Easy-To-Use
Automatic Washers
A Note to You............ 2
Washer Safety .......... 3
Parts and Features ... 4
Operating Your
Washer ...................... 5
Caring for Your
Washer .................... 11
Troubleshooting ...... 12
Requesting
Assistance or
Service .................... 16
Index ....................... 17
Warranty ................. 20
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PART NO. 3363575
A NOTE TO YOU
Thank you for buying a WHIRLPOOL appliance.
®
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, WHIRLPOOL appliances are easy to use, save time,
and help you manage your home better. To ensure that you enjoy years of trouble-free operation, we developed
this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information about how to operate and maintain your appliance
properly and safely. Please read it carefully.
Also, complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. The card helps us
notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Please record your model’s information.
Whenever you call to request service for your appliance, you need to know your complete model number
and serial number. You can find this information on the
model and serial number label (see the diagram on the
“Parts and Features” page for the location of the label).
Also, record the other information shown in the next
column.
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Serial Number ___________________________________
Purchase Date __________________________________
Dealer Name ____________________________________
Dealer Address __________________________________
Dealer Phone ___________________________________
Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference.
Our Consumer Assistance Center number is toll free.
1-800-253-1301
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purchase an accessory item, or register your appliance on-line, please visit our Web site at
www.WhirlpoolAppliances.com
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WASHER SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others is very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and
obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER” or
“WARNING.” These words mean:
wDANGER
You will be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
follow instructions.
wWARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
follow instructions.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING – To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using
the washer, follow basic precautions, including the following:
• Read all instructions before using the
• Do not allow children to play on or in the
washer.
washer. Close supervision of children is
necessary when the washer is used near
• Do not wash articles that have been
children.
previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked
in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning
• Before the washer is removed from service
solvents, other flammable, or explosive
or discarded, remove the door.
substances as they give off vapors that
• Do not reach into the washer if the tub or
could ignite or explode.
agitator is moving.
• Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning sol• Do not install or store the washer where it
vents, or other flammable, or explosive
will be exposed to the weather.
substances to the wash water. These
• Do not tamper with controls.
substances give off vapors that could
• Do not repair or replace any part of the
ignite or explode.
washer or attempt any servicing unless
• Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas
specifically recommended in this Use and
may be produced in a hot water system
Care Guide or in published user-repair
that has not been used for 2 weeks or
instructions that you understand and have
more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE.
the skills to carry out.
If the hot water system has not been used
• See Installation Instructions for grounding
for such a period, before using the washrequirements.
ing machine, turn on all hot water faucets
and let the water flow from each for
several minutes. This will release any
accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas
is flammable, do not smoke or use an
open flame during this time.
– SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS –
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PARTS AND FEATURES
The parts and features of your washer are illustrated on this page. Become familiar with all parts
and features before using your washer. Page references are included next to some features. Refer
to those pages for more information about the features.
Extra rinse selector
(p. 6)
Load size
selector
(p. 6)
Wash temperature
selector
(p. 6)
Cycle control knob
(pp. 7-9)
/ Heavy
Super Wash
Normal
Spin
Quick
Heavy Duty
city
Super Capa
5Cycle
Cycle Logic
2 Speed
Laundry
System
W
Wash
Super
Heavy
Whites
Hot
/ Heavy
Mixed Colors
Warm
15 9 6
Rinse
Mixed Colors
Quick Wash
Wash Temp
OFF
Spin
Extra
Rinse
OFF
OFF
Spin
Medium Soil
Shirts/ Blouses
9
6
Rinse
Light Soil
9
bles
Hand Washa
t Agitate)
(Intermitten
Delicates
1 or 2 Items
Cold
Extra
Rinse
Spin
Heavy Soil
Cottons / Sheets
Wrinkle Resist
Spin
OFF
Heavy Soil
Clothes
Work
owels / Work
Towels
Normal
Off
Super
Plus
Small
Quick Wash
Extra Rinse
OFF
Rinse
3
6
On
Medium
Wash
Medium Soil
W
Washables
Delicates / Hand
Lingerie/ Knits
Bleed
Colors that
Pause
6
OFF
Cool
Cool
wn
Down
Do
SpinExtra
Rinse
Rinse
Pull to Start
Stop
Push to
/
P. Press Resist
Wrinkle
OFFSpin
erature
ALL RINSES
COLD
U
( In U.S.A.)
Center
53-1301
1-800-2er Assistance
Consum
Load Size
Liquid chlorine
bleach dispenser
(p. 5)
Model and serial
number label
(under lid)
Liquid fabric
softener
dispenser
(pp. 6, 11)
Basket
Tub
Agitator
MAGIC CLEAN®
lint filter
(bottom of
washer basket)
(p. 9)
CONTROL PANEL
Heavy Duty
Super Capacity
Super Wash / Heavy
5 Cycle 2 Speed Cycle Logic
Quick Wash
Laundry System
Spin
Rinse
Medium
Small
Quick Wash
Super Wash / Heavy
Super
Plus
Off
On
Normal
Mixed Colors
Warm
Wrinkle Resist
Mixed Colors
Quick Wash
Spin
Load Size
Extra Rinse
Wash Temperature
ALL RINSES COLD
Spin
Off
Extra
Rinse
Extra
Rinse
Off
Medium Soil
Shirts/ Blouses
Spin
Spin
Light Soil
Delicates / Hand Washables Medium Soil
Lingerie/ Knits
Colors that Bleed
Rinse
OFF
Heavy Soil
Cottons / Sheets
Rinse
1 or 2 Items
Cold
OFF
Hand Washables
(Intermittent Agitate)
Delicates
6
9
OFF
6
9
Pull to Start
Push to Stop
Pause
Spin
Extra
Rinse Off Spin Rinse
Cool
Down
1-800-253-1301 ( In U.S.A.)
Consumer Assistance Center
4
Normal
15 9
6
3
6
Heavy Soil
Towels / Work Clothes
Whites
Hot
OFF
P. Press /
Wrinkle Resist
OPERATING YOUR WASHER
To get the best washing results possible, you must use your washer correctly. This section tells
you how to use your washer properly and efficiently.
USING YOUR WASHER
wWARNING
Explosion Hazard
Never place items in the washer that are
dampened with gasoline or other
flammable fluids.
No washer can completely remove oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever had any
type of oil on it (including cooking oils).
Doing so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
1. Measure detergent and pour it into the washer.
• If desired, you may
also add powder or
liquid color safe bleach.
• Add extra detergent
for the Super Wash/Heavy
cycle.
2. Drop a sorted load of clothes loosely into your
washer, filling to the
top row of holes.
• Load evenly to maintain washer balance.
Mix large and small
items.
• Items should move
easily through the wash
water. Overloading can
cause poor cleaning.
• To reduce wrinkling
of permanent press clothes and some synthetic
knits, use a large load size to provide more space
(see step 6).
wWARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
3. (OPTIONAL STEP) Pour measured liquid chlorine
bleach into the liquid
chlorine bleach dispenser. Bleach will
be diluted automatically
during the wash part of
the cycle.
• Never use more than
1 cup (250 mL) for a full
load. Use less with a
smaller load size.
• Follow the manufacturer’s directions for safe use.
• To avoid spilling, use a cup with a pouring spout.
Do not let bleach splash, drip, or run down into the
washer basket.
• Make sure you use only liquid chlorine bleach in
this dispenser.
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OPERATING YOUR WASHER
USING YOUR WASHER (CONT.)
4. (OPTIONAL STEP) Pour measured liquid fabric
softener into the fabric
softener dispenser.
• Do not spill or drip
any fabric softener on
the clothes.
• Make sure you use
only liquid fabric
softener in this
dispenser.
• Dilute liquid fabric softener by filling the dis-
penser with warm
water until liquid
reaches the
crossbar in the
opening.
• Softener is added
automatically during
the rinse portion of
the cycle.
5. Close the washer lid.
6. Turn the Load Size selector to the correct setting
for your wash load and
the type of fabric being
washed.
• Your washer has
three load size settings.
• Choose a load size
that allows the load to
move freely for best
fabric care. See the
“Loading” section.
• Change the setting after the washer has started
filling by turning the selector to a different setting.
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7. Select a wash temperature with the Wash
Temperature selector.
The selections are
color-coordinated with
the cycles on the Cycle
Control Knob so you
can select a water
temperature that
matches the type of
fabric and soils being
washed.
• Follow garment label instructions.
HOT: 130°F (54°C) or above.
– Whites and pastels.
– Heavy and greasy soils.
WARM: 90 to 110°F (32 to 44°C).
– Bright colors.
– Moderate to light soils.
COLD: 70 to 90°F (21 to 32°C).
– Colors that bleed or fade.
– Light soils.
8. (OPTIONAL STEP) For an additional rinse and
spin at the end of a wash cycle, set the Extra
Rinse selector to On.
OPERATING YOUR WASHER
USING YOUR WASHER (CONT.)
9. Push in the Cycle Control Knob and turn it
10. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob to start the
washer.
clockwise to the wash
cycle you want. See
the “Cycle Descriptions” section.
• Reduce the wash
time when using a
small load size setting.
NOTE: To stop the washer at any time, push in the
Cycle Control Knob. To restart the washer, close
the lid (if open) and pull out the Cycle Control Knob.
LOADING
Loading suggestions
For these suggested full-sized loads, set the Load Size selector to the highest load size setting.
SUPER CAPACITY PLUS WASHERS
Heavy Work Clothes
3 pair pants
3 shirts
4 pair jeans
1 coverall
1 overall
Delicates
3 camisoles
1 quilted robe
4 slips
4 panties
2 bras
2 nighties
1 baby’s dress
Towels
10 bath towels
10 hand towels
14 wash cloths
1 bath mat
Mixed Load
3 double sheets
4 pillowcases
8 T-shirts
6 pair shorts
2 shirts
2 blouses
8 handkerchiefs
SELECTING A CYCLE, TIME, AND TEMPERATURE
This section describes the available wash cycles
and temperatures, and will help you make the best
selections for your wash loads. Each cycle is
designed for different types of fabric and soil levels.
The labels next to the selections on the Wash
Temperature selector are recommended wash
cycles, load colors, and types of loads to use with
each temperature. To use your washer, simply
choose the cycle on the Cycle Control Knob that
corresponds with the one you chose on the Wash
Temperature selector. The selections are colorcoordinated to make washing easier.
• The washer pauses briefly throughout each cycle.
These pauses are normal. Refer to “Understanding
normal washer sounds” to learn more about the
sounds you may hear during a wash cycle.
• Refer to “Understanding what happens in each
cycle” to learn what happens during a wash cycle.
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OPERATING YOUR WASHER
CYCLE DESCRIPTIONS
Super Wash / Heavy
Quick Wash
Spin
Rinse
OFF
Super Wash / Heavy
Normal
15 9
6
3
6
Normal
Mixed Colors
Rinse
OFF
Spin
Spin
Warm
Off
Extra
Rinse
Extra
Rinse
Off
Spin
6
9
Delicates
OFF
6
9
Medium Soil
Shirts/ Blouses
Light Soil
Cold
Pull to Start
Push to Stop
Delicates / Hand Washables Medium Soil
Lingerie/ Knits
Colors that Bleed
Pause
Spin
Cool
Down
Extra
Rinse Off Spin Rinse
P. Press /
Wrinkle Resist
Wash Temperature
ALL RINSES COLD
Normal cycle
Hand Washables
The Normal cycle features high-speed agitation
followed by a brief period of low-speed agitation for
cleaning cottons and linens. High spin speeds
shorten drying times. Select 6 or 9 minutes of wash
time, depending on whether your load is moderately or heavily soiled.
Super Wash/Heavy – Select the 15-minute
Super Wash/Heavy feature to wash heavily soiled
loads that need maximum soil removal. Use two
times the amount of recommended detergent for
this cycle.
The Hand Washables cycle features a series of brief,
extra low-speed agitations (7 seconds) and short
soaks (13 seconds) to gently clean special-care
items. Low spin speeds minimize wrinkling. Use this
cycle for cleaning lightly soiled hand washables.
Garments are labeled “Hand Wash” because:
• The fiber or construction may be sensitive to
agitation.
• The fabric contains sensitive dyes that may bleed.
Properly sort and then use your Hand Washables
cycle for gentle washing. Follow care label directions for drying. Items that may shrink should be
dried flat. Block these items by gently stretching to
original measurements. Woolens tend to shrink
more the first time they are washed.
• If items appear to be floating due to trapped air,
stop the washer by pushing in the Cycle Control
Knob. Push items down into the water. Restart the
washer.
P. Press/Wrinkle Resist cycle
The P. Press/Wrinkle Resist cycle starts with
high-speed agitation and then steps to low-speed
agitation for cleaning permanent press blends and
synthetic fabrics. To minimize wrinkling, this cycle
features a cool-down rinse and a low-speed final
spin. Select 6 or 9 minutes of wash time to clean
light to moderately soiled loads.
Delicates cycle
The Delicates cycle features an extra low speed
agitation for gentle soil removal from delicate items
and washable knits. Low spin speeds minimize
wrinkling. Use this cycle for cleaning light to
moderately soiled loads.
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Heavy Soil
Cottons / Sheets
1 or 2 Items
OFF
(Intermittent Agitate)
Wrinkle Resist
Mixed Colors
Quick Wash
Spin
Rinse
Hand Washables
Heavy Soil
Towels / Work Clothes
Whites
Hot
Quick Wash cycle
The Quick Wash cycle features a reduced agitation
speed for gentle soil removal, while providing
shortened wash/rinse, drain, and spin times. Use this
cycle with a low water level and a warm wash to
quickly clean a few lightly soiled items.
OPERATING YOUR WASHER
OPERATING YOUR WASHER
RINSE/DRAIN AND SPIN
Rinse and Spin feature
Drain and Spin feature
When using extra detergent for heavily soiled
clothes, or washing special-care items, you may
find an extra rinse and spin is needed.
• For an additional rinse and spin, push in the
Cycle Control Knob and turn it clockwise to any
of the Rinse settings. The washer fills to the
selected load size, agitates, drains, and spins.
A drain and spin may help shorten drying times for
some heavy fabrics or special-care items by removing excess water.
• For a drain and spin, push in the Cycle Control
Knob and turn it clockwise to any of the Spin
settings. Then pull out the Cycle Control Knob.
The washer drains, then spins.
NOTE: An Extra Rinse option is also available. See
“Using your washer.”
MAGIC CLEAN LINT FILTER
®
Your washer has a self-cleaning lint filter at the
bottom of the basket. Wash and rinse water flow
over the filter during agitation, separating the lint
from the water. The lint spins out of the system
during the spin part of the cycle.
If your washer drains into a tub, remove any lint
collected in the tub or strainer.
Basket
interior
MAGIC CLEAN
lint filter
UNDERSTANDING NORMAL WASHER SOUNDS
Your new washer may make sounds your old one
didn’t. Because the sounds may be unfamiliar, you
may be concerned about them. Don’t be; most of
them are normal.
The following describes some of the sounds you
may hear and what causes them.
During washing
When you select a small load size setting, your
washer has a lower water level. This may cause a
clicking sound from the upper part of the agitator.
During drain
If water is drained quickly from your washer (depending on your installation), you may hear air being
pulled through the pump during the end of draining.
After drain and before spin
When the cycle changes from draining to spinning,
you may hear gears engaging.
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OPERATING YOUR WASHER
UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE
When the Cycle Control Knob is set to a number
and pulled out, the washer fills (to the selected load
size) before agitation and timing start. The washer
begins agitating immediately after filling; agitation
occurs with the washer lid up or down.
During agitation, the XTRA ROLL ACTION™ agitator
creates a continuous
rollover action that provides a thorough cleaning
of the wash load.
After agitation starts, the Cycle Control Knob turns
clockwise until it points to an Off area and the
cycle ends.
NOTE: The washer pauses briefly throughout
each cycle. These pauses are normal for washer
operation.
Sequence of cycles
WASH
RINSE
Fill
▼
Fill
▼
Wash selected time
▼
Rinse
▼
Drain*
No agitation
▼
Drain-No agitation
▼
Spin
▼
* The Permanent Press cycle partially drains, fills, agitates
briefly, and drains.
Spin-Spray rinse
▼
Spin
▼
Off
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CARING FOR YOUR WASHER
Proper care of your washer can extend its life. This section explains how to care for your washer
properly and safely.
CLEANING YOUR WASHER
Cleaning the exterior
Cleaning the interior
Use a soft, damp cloth or sponge to wipe up any
spills such as detergent or bleach.
Occasionally wipe the outside of
your washer to keep it looking new.
Clean your washer interior by mixing 1 cup (250 mL)
of chlorine bleach and 2 cups (500 mL) of detergent.
Pour this into your washer and run it through a complete cycle using hot water. Repeat this process if
necessary.
NOTE: Remove any hard water deposits using
only cleaners labeled as washer safe.
Cleaning the liquid fabric softener dispenser
Flush dispenser periodically with warm water, as
shown. Remove the dispenser by grasping the top
of the dispenser with both hands and squeezing
and pushing upwards with thumbs. Clean the
dispenser by rinsing it under a water faucet.
Replace it after cleaning.
NOTE: Do not wash clothes with this dispenser
removed. Do not add detergent or bleach to this
dispenser; it is for liquid fabric softener use only.
WINTER STORAGE, MOVING, VACATION CARE
Install and store your washer where it will not
freeze. Because some water may stay in the hoses,
freezing can damage your washer. If storing or
moving your washer during freezing weather,
winterize it.
To winterize washer:
1. Shut off both water faucets.
2. Disconnect and drain water inlet hoses.
3. Put 1 quart (1 L) of R.V.-type antifreeze in the
basket.
4. Run washer on a drain and spin setting (see
“Drain and spin”) for about 30 seconds to mix
the antifreeze and water.
5. Unplug the power supply cord.
To use washer again:
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2. Reconnect water inlet hoses.
3. Turn on both water faucets.
4. Reconnect power supply cord.
5. Run the washer through a complete cycle with
1 cup (250 mL) of detergent to clean out antifreeze.
Non-use or vacation care:
Operate your washer only when you are at home. If
you will be on vacation or not using your washer for
an extended period of time, you should:
• Unplug the power supply cord or turn off electrical
power to the washer.
• Turn off the water supply to the washer. This helps
avoid accidental flooding (due to a water pressure
surge) while you are away.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Check the following list
for common washing problems. If you need further assistance, see the “Requesting Assistance
or Service” section, on page 16.
COMMON WASHING PROBLEMS
Problem ...
Cause ...
Solution ...
Washer leaks
NOTE: After
checking these,
check household
plumbing.
• Fill hoses not tight.
• Tighten hoses. See Installation
• Fill hose washers not properly seated.
• Drain hose clamp not properly installed
or is off.
• Drain is clogged.
• Tub moved forward during unloading,
causing water to deflect off of tub ring.
• Unit not level, causing water to deflect
off of tub ring.
• Fill or spray rinses are deflecting off of
load. Washer is overloaded or load is
unbalanced.
Washer won’t
drain/spin
• Drain hose is clogged.
• Lid is open.
• End of drain hose more than
Wet loads
• Unclog drain. Sink and standpipe
must be able to handle 17 gallons
(64.6 L) of water per minute.
• Ensure tub is centered before
starting washer.
• Ensure front feet are installed and
nuts are tightened. Level washer.
• Redistribute the load, or reduce
load size.
• Unclog hose. See Installation
Instructions for proper installation
of drain hose.
• Close the lid.
• Lower drain hose.
72 inches (190.9 cm) above floor.
• Too much detergent – excessive sudsing.
• Low voltage or using an extension cord.
• Use less detergent.
• Check electrical source or call
• Wrong cycle for load being washed.
• Choose a cycle with a higher spin
electrician. Do not use extension
cords.
• Cold rinses.
speed.
• Cold rinses leave loads wetter than
warm rinses. This is normal.
Washer continues
to fill/drain or
cycle stuck
NOTE: Washer
pauses briefly
throughout each
cycle. This is normal.
• Top of drain hose is lower than water
• Raise the drain hose. It must be
Washer makes
noise
• Load is unbalanced.
• Washer is not level.
level in washer.
• Drain hose fits too tightly into standpipe.
• Drain hose taped into standpipe.
• Nuts on front feet not tight.
• Yellow shipping strap with cotter pins
not completely removed.
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Instructions.
• Reseat (reposition) washers. See
Installation Instructions.
• Clamp drain hose.
higher for proper operation.
• Adjust drain hose for loose yet
secure fit. See Installation
Instructions.
• Do not seal off drain hose with
tape. The hose needs an air gap.
• Redistribute load.
• Level washer. Reset rear leveling
legs. See Installation Instructions.
• Tighten nuts.
• See Installation Instructions.
TROUBLESHOOTING
COMMON WASHING PROBLEMS (CONT.)
Problem ...
Cause ...
Solution ...
Washer makes noise
(cont.)
• Gears engaging after drain and
• This is normal.
• Power cord not plugged in.
• Timer dial is not lined up.
• This is normal.
• Plug in power cord.
• Turn timer knob to the right
Won’t fill/rinse/agitate
or wrong temperature
Washer stops
before spin.
• Upper part of agitator clicks during wash.
• Water inlet valve screens are plugged.
• Water is turned off.
• Hot and cold hoses are reversed.
• Inlet hose is kinked.
slightly and pull to start.
• Clean screens.
• Turn on water.
• Reverse hoses.
• Straighten hoses.
• Power cord not plugged in.
• No power at plug.
• Plug in power cord.
• Check electrical source or call
• Timer knob not pulled out.
• Washer at pause in P. Press/Wrinkle
electrician.
• Replace fuse or reset circuit
breaker. If problem continues,
call electrician.
• Do not use extension cords.
• Turn timer to the right slightly
and pull to start.
• Set and pull out knob.
• Allow cycle to continue.
• The top of the agitator moves only in one
• Wash smaller loads.
• This is normal.
Water level seems
too low or washer
not completely filling
• The top of the agitator is much higher
• This is normal.
• This is normal.
Washer tub is crooked
• Tub is pulled forward when unloading.
• Push tub to center before
• Fuse blown or circuit breaker open.
• Using an extension cord.
• Timer dial is not lined up.
Resist cycle (approximately 2 minutes).
• Machine is overloaded.
Agitator operation
direction.
• The top of the agitator is loose.
than the highest water level. This creates
a perception of the washer not being full.
• Tub moves.
• Unit not level.
starting.
• This is normal.
• Ensure front feet are installed
and nuts tightened. Level
washer. Reset rear leveling legs.
See Installation Instructions.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
COMMON WASHING PROBLEMS (CONT.)
Problem ...
Cause ...
Solution ...
Residue or lint
on load
• Improper sorting.
• Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from
• Overloading.
• Paper or tissue in pockets.
• Not enough detergent.
• Detergent not dissolving.
• Wash water colder than 70°F (21°C).
Tearing
• Overloading. Improper use of washer.
• Improper use of chlorine bleach.
• Sharp items not removed from pockets;
fasteners not fastened.
• Items damaged before washing.
Stains on load
• Improper use of fabric softener.
wash. Wash smaller loads.
• Do not pour chlorine bleach directly
on load. Wipe up bleach spills.
Undiluted bleach will damage fabrics.
• Clean out pockets before washing.
Zip zippers before washing.
• Mend rips and broken threads in
seams before washing.
• Dilute fabric softener and add to rinse
to be redeposited.
• Dye transfer due to not sorting loads
properly.
• Dye transfer due to not unloading
washer promptly.
• Not removing load promptly.
• Unload the washer as soon as it
• Wrong cycle for fabrics being washed.
• Overloading.
• Wash water not warm enough to relax
wrinkles. Using warm rinses.
• Hoses reversed.
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• Loads should move freely during
portion of cycle only. Do not drip
fabric softener on clothes.
• Install an iron filter.
• Use enough detergent to remove soil
and hold it in suspension.
• Sort dark clothing from whites and
lights.
• Unload the washer as soon as it
stops.
• Iron (rust) in water.
• Not enough detergent used, causing soil
Load is wrinkled
lint takers (corduroy, synthetics). Also
sort by color.
• Lint can be trapped in load if overloaded. Wash smaller loads.
• Clean out pockets before washing.
• Use enough detergent to hold
lint in water.
• Use wash water warmer than 70°F
(21°C).
• Use wash water warmer than 70°F
(21°C).
stops.
• Use the P. Press/Wrinkle Resist cycle
or another cycle with low spin speeds
to reduce wrinkling.
• Loads should move freely during
wash. Wash smaller loads.
• If safe for fabric, use warm or hot
wash water. Use cold rinse water.
• Reverse hoses.
TROUBLESHOOTING
COMMON WASHING PROBLEMS (CONT.)
Problem ...
Cause ...
Solution ...
Load is tangled/
twisted
• Overloading.
• Loads should move freely during
• Clothes wrapped around agitator.
• Not diluting softener.
• Use of color safe bleach in chlorine
• Dilute fabric softener in the dispenser.
• Add powder or liquid color safe bleach
Clogged dispensers
or bleach leaking
bleach dispenser.
• Improper use of chlorine bleach.
Gray whites,
dingy colors
• Dye transfer.
• Wash temperature too low.
• Not enough detergent.
• Hard water.
wash. Wash smaller loads.
• Do not wrap items around agitator.
directly to the basket. Do not use
chlorine bleach dispenser for color
safe bleach.
• Always measure bleach before adding
to the dispenser. Carefully pour into
the dispenser. Wipe up bleach spills.
• Sort dark clothes from whites and
lights.
• Use hot or warm washes if safe for
fabric. Hot water should be at least
130°F (54°C) to clean heavy or
greasy soils.
• Use more detergent for washing
heavy soils in cold or hard water.
• Use more detergent when washing
in hard water.
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REQUESTING ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
To avoid unnecessary service calls, please check the “Troubleshooting” section. It may save you
the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE
Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
toll free at 1-800-253-1301. Our
consultants are available to
assist you.
When calling:
Please know the purchase date, and
the complete model and serial number of your
appliance (see “A Note to You” ). This information
will help us better respond to your request.
Our consultants provide assistance with:
• Features and specifications on our full line
of appliances
• Installation information
• Use and maintenance procedures
• Accessory and repair parts sales
• Do-it-yourself repair help
• Specialized customer assistance (Spanish speak-
ing, hearing impaired, limited vision, etc.)
• Referrals to local dealers, service companies, and
repair parts distributors.
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, you can also look in your telephone
directory Yellow Pages.
IF YOU NEED REPLACEMENT PARTS
If you need to order replacement parts, we recommend that you only use FSP® factory authorized
parts. 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, call
our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number
or your nearest authorized service center.
FOR FURTHER ASSISTANCE
If you need further assistance, you can write to
Whirlpool with any questions or concerns at:
Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances
Consumer Assistance Center
c/o Correspondence Dept.
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
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Gearcase assembly
covered by your
warranty.
INDEX
This index is alphabetical. Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the
page number.
TOPIC
PAGE
TOPIC
PAGE
ASSISTANCE ............................................................. 16
PARTS/FEATURES ...................................................... 4
CLEANING
Exterior ................................................................... 11
Interior .................................................................... 11
Liquid fabric softener dispenser ............................. 11
RINSE/DRAIN AND SPIN ............................................. 9
CYCLES ....................................................................... 8
STORAGE .................................................................. 11
DISPENSERS
Liquid chlorine bleach .............................................. 5
Liquid fabric softener ............................................... 6
TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................... 12-15
EXTRA RINSE .............................................................. 6
FEATURES/PARTS ...................................................... 4
LINT FILTER ................................................................. 9
LOADING ..................................................................... 7
OPERATING ........................................................... 5-10
SAFETY ........................................................................ 3
SOUNDS ...................................................................... 9
WARRANTY ............................................................... 20
WASHER OPERATION
Selecting a cycle and time ................................... 7-9
Selecting a load size ................................................ 6
Selecting a temperature ........................................... 6
Stopping/restarting .................................................. 7
Using the dispensers ............................................ 5, 6
Using your washer .................................................... 5
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NOTES
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NOTES
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WHIRLPOOL
®
AUTOMATIC WASHER WARRANTY
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 or
workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlpool
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
“Requesting Assistance or Service” section of this book.
FSP replacement parts for any top and lid rust.
LIMITED TEN-YEAR
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF PURCHASE
FSP replacement parts for outer tub should it crack, or fail to contain
water, due to defective materials or workmanship.
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your washer.
2. Instruct you how to use your washer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
B. Repairs when your washer is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your washer is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your 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. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States.
G. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
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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 exclusion or
limitation 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 authorized
Whirlpool dealer.
If you need assistance or service, first see the “Troubleshooting” section of this book. After checking “Troubleshooting,” additional help can be found by checking the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section. In the
U.S.A., call our Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800-253-1301.
PART NO. 3363575
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