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 TM 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. Model Number __________________________________ 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 To find detailed product information, the location of the nearest Whirlpool dealer or authorized servicer, to purchase an accessory item, or register your appliance on-line, please visit our Web site at www.WhirlpoolAppliances.com 2 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 – 3 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. continued on next page 5 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. 6 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. 7 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. 8 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. 9 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 10 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. 11 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. 12 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. continued on next page 13 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. 14 • 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. 15 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. 16 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 17 NOTES 18 NOTES 19 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. 11/96 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 © 1997 Whirlpool Corporation 20 ® Registered Trademark/TM Trademark of Whirlpool, U.S.A. 7/97 Printed in U.S.A.