Amana Home Laundry Automatic Washer Washer User Manual

Use and Care Guide
Home Laundry Automatic Washer
D310IE3B
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. (If the washer changes
ownership, be sure this manual accompanies the washer.)
Part No. 38839R3
September 1998
Table of
Contents
Important Safety Instructions ................................................................ 2
Before Washing
Prepare Wash Load.............................................................................. 4
Sort ...................................................................................................... 4
Pretreat................................................................................................. 4
Loading the Washer
Load Articles ....................................................................................... 5
Load Sizes ........................................................................................... 5
Water Level ......................................................................................... 5
Water
Water Hardness ................................................................................... 6
Iron ...................................................................................................... 6
Wash Temperature............................................................................... 6
Laundry Tips ........................................................................................... 7
Washing Temperature Guide ................................................................ 8
Optional Features
Bleach Dispenser ................................................................................. 9
Fabric Softener Dispenser ................................................................... 9
Agitator Cap ........................................................................................ 9
Special Care
Starching............................................................................................ 10
Knits .................................................................................................. 10
Permanent Press................................................................................. 10
Washing Special Items .......................................................................... 11
Washing Problems ................................................................................ 12
Stain Removal ........................................................................................ 13
Maintenance
Cold Weather Care ............................................................................ 16
Care Of Your Washer ........................................................................ 16
Vacations and Extended Non-Use .................................................... 16
Reinstallation of Shipping Materials ................................................. 16
Motor Overload Protector .................................................................... 16
Before You Call For Service ................................................................ 17
If Service Is Required ........................................................................... 18
Asure™ Extended Service Plan ........................................................... 18
Parts and Accessories ............................................................................ 18
Information For Handy Reference ....................................... Back Cover
WARNING
For your safety and to reduce the risk of fire or
an explosion, do not store or use gasoline or
other flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
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Reprinted by permission
of the publisher.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
(SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS)
11. Do not repair or replace any part of the washer,
or attempt any servicing unless specifically
recommended in the user-maintenance
instructions or in published user-repair
instructions that you understand and have the
skills to carry out.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock,
serious injury or death to persons when
using your washer, follow these basic
precautions:
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1. Read all instructions before using the washer.
2. Refer to the GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS in
the INSTALLATION manual for the proper
grounding of the washer.
3. Do not wash articles that have been previously
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with
gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other
flammable or explosive substances as they give
off vapors that could ignite or explode.
4. Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or
other flammable or explosive substances to the
wash water. These substances give off vapors
that could ignite or explode.
5. Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water system that has not
been used for two weeks or more. HYDROGEN
GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system
has not been used for such a period, before using
a washing machine or combination washerdryer, turn on all hot water faucets and let the
water flow from each for several minutes. This
will release any accumulated hydrogen gas.
THE GAS IS FLAMMABLE. DO NOT
SMOKE OR USE AN OPEN FLAME DURING
THIS TIME.
12. To reduce the risk of an electric shock or fire,
DO NOT use an extension cord or an adapter to
connect the washer to the electrical power
source.
13. Use your washer only for its intended purpose,
washing clothes.
14. ALWAYS disconnect the washer from electrical
supply before attempting any service.
Disconnect the power cord by grasping the plug,
not the cord.
15. Install the washer according to the
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS. All
connections for water, drain, electrical power
and grounding must comply with local codes
and be made by licensed personnel when
required. Do not do it yourself unless you know
how!
16. To reduce the risk of fire, clothes which have
traces of any flammable substances such as
vegetable oil, cooking oil, machine oil,
flammable chemicals, thinner, etc. or anything
containing wax or chemicals such as in mops
and cleaning cloths, must not be put into the
washer. These flammable substances may cause
the fabric to catch on fire by itself.
17. Do not use fabric softeners or products to
eliminate static unless recommended by the
manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.
6. Do not allow children to play on or in the
washer. Close supervision of children is
necessary when the washer is used near
children. This is a safety rule for all appliances.
18. Keep your washer in good condition. Bumping
or dropping the washer can damage safety
features. If this occurs, have your washer
checked by a qualified serviceman.
7. Before the washer is removed from service or
discarded, remove the lid to the washing
compartment.
19. Replace worn power cords and/or loose plugs.
8. Do not reach into the washer if the washtub or
agitator is moving.
20. Be sure water connections have a shut-off valve
and that fill hose connections are tight. CLOSE
the shut-off valves at the end of each wash day.
9. Do not install or store the washer where it will
be exposed to water and/or weather.
10. Do not tamper with the controls.
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21. Loading door MUST BE CLOSED any time the
washer is to agitate or spin. DO NOT by-pass
the loading door switch by permitting the
washer to agitate or spin with the loading door
open. A brake will stop the washtub within
seconds if the loading door is opened during
spinning. If the washtub does not stop when the
loading door is opened, remove the washer from
use and call the serviceman.
22. Always read and follow manufacturer’s
instructions on packages of laundry and
cleaning aids. Heed all warnings or precautions.
To reduce the risk of poisoning or chemical
burns, keep them out of the reach of children at
all times (preferably in a locked cabinet).
NOTE: The WARNING and IMPORTANT
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS appearing in this
manual are not meant to cover all possible
conditions and situations that may occur. Common
sense, caution and care must be exercised when
installing, maintaining, or operating the washer.
Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent
or the manufacturer about any problems or conditions
you do not understand.
23. Always follow the fabric care instructions
supplied by the garment manufacturer.
24. Never operate the washer with any guards and/
or panels removed.
25. DO NOT operate the washer with missing or
broken parts.
26. DO NOT by-pass any safety devices.
27. Failure to install, maintain, and/or operate this
machine according to the manufacturer's
instructions may result in conditions which can
produce bodily injury and/or property damage.
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Before Washing . . .
Prepare Wash Load
2. Sort by Fabric and Construction
Empty Pockets and Cuffs
Make sure all pockets are empty and turn them inside
out. One bobby pin, metal or plastic toy, nail or sharp
object in a load can catch laundry and cause tears.
Facial tissue left in a pocket will produce extreme
“lint”. A crayon or lipstick in a wash load may cause
stains that cannot be removed. Roll down cuffs and
shake out grass, sand, and gravel.
Cottons and
Linens
Permanent
Press
Synthetics,
Blends & Poly Knits
Mend Rips and Tears
Little holes can become bigger in the washer. Mend
holes and tears before placing garments in the washer.
Close Zipper and Fasten Hooks
These can catch on garments in a wash load and tear
them. Tie belts and sashes so they won’t wind around
clothes.
Delicates
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3. Sort by Care Label
Warm
Cold
Remove Nonwashable Trim
Check for colorfastness by squeezing a portion of
garment in warm or hot sudsy water. If the color bleeds
or runs, wash the item separately in cold water.
Hot
Sort
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Proper sorting is easy if you follow a few guidelines:
1. Sort by Color
Whites
Lights
Darks
Non-Colorfast
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4. Sort By Type and Amount of Soil
Children’s play clothes, as well as work clothes,
will need extra treatment. Lightly soiled clothes
can become dingy if washed with heavily soiled
items.
5. Sort Lint “Shedders” From Lint “Receivers”
Some fabrics attract lint and should not be washed
with lint-shedding loads. Lint shedders are cottons,
terry towels, chenille bedspreads, rugs, and clothes
which have been heavily bleached.
Lint receivers are synthetics, permanent or durable
press, knits (including socks), corduroy, and other
smooth fabrics.
Pretreat
Pretreat shirt collars and cuffs with a pre-wash product
or liquid detergent when placing them in the washer.
Before washing, treat special stains with bar soap,
liquid detergent or a paste of water and granular
detergent. Use a pretreat soil and stain remover.
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Loading the Washer . . .
Load Articles
Load items by the amount of space they take up, not by
their weight. Mix large and small items in a load to get
the best washing results.
Drop items loosely into the
washtub. The bulk of the
clothes rather than the weight
will determine load size. Do
not pack items in or wrap them
around the agitator.
Overloading can cause poor
cleaning, excessive wrinkling,
and tears.
Extra Large (OPTIONAL)
8-9 shirts and 5 pair polyester pants
OR
2 queen size sheets, 4 pillow cases,
2 nightgowns, 1 pair men’s pajamas
OR
1 queen size bedspread
Reset (OPTIONAL)
Use the RESET if agitation has started and more water
is needed for the load.
Water Level
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Items should move freely through the wash water for
best cleaning results. Items should rollover, sink and
then reappear.
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Right
When washing very large items, do not fill washtub as
full as with other loads.
Load Sizes
Small
3-4 perm. press dress shirts
OR
1 twin sheet, 1 pillow case
OR
1-2 lightweight dresses
Medium
6-7 perm. press shirts
OR
2 twin sheets, 2 pillow cases
OR
8 standard bath towels, 6 wash cloths
Large
10-11 perm. press shirts
OR
2 full size sheets, 2 pillow cases, 2 pair men’s pajamas
OR
12 standard bath towels, 4 hand towels, 4 wash cloths
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The water level in your washer should fit the size of
your wash load. Small loads will use lower water
levels. There must be enough water in the washtub to
allow items to move and turn over freely.
Overloading the washtub can result in poor washing
and rinsing.
Overloading may also cause wrinkling and tearing of
items.
IMPORTANT: If in doubt always use a higher
water level. Most average loads will require water
setting of Large. Failure to have the correct volume
of water relative to the load will increase the
incidence of excessive lint.
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Water . . .
Water Hardness
If iron comes from the water heater, drain the heater
occasionally to remove the rust.
Soft Water
0 to 10 milligrams per liter
Moderately Hard Water
300 milligrams per liter
Hard Water
500 milligrams per liter
Very Hard Water
Over 500 milligrams per liter
If the Iron Condition Cannot Be Corrected
Prepare the wash water first by adding detergent (not
soap), then add the clothes to the washtub. Use a
phosphate detergent. The phosphate content of a
detergent is listed on the package side panel.
Add a nonprecipitating water conditioner to the
washtub just before the rinse water enters. Do not use
fabric softener in the rinse water if a packaged water
conditioner is used.
Iron With Chlorine Bleach
The use of chlorine bleach with water that contains iron
will make the rust discoloration worse. Use an “all
fabric” bleach.
Wash Temperature
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Water hardness is measured in grains per gallon
(G.P.G.) or parts per million (P.P.M.). To learn your
water hardness, call your Water Department or State
Extension Service. Hard water will not remove soil as
well as soft water and can result in gray, dingy laundry.
To get clothes clean in hard water, use a phosphate
detergent or use more detergent if using a nonphosphate detergent. Do not use soap.
Hard Water May Be Softened By:
1. A mechanical water softener installed in your
home.
2. The use of a packaged water conditioner.
Soft Water
Water should be soft enough to allow soaps and
detergents to remove soil effectively. Clothes will be
whiter and brighter when washed and rinsed in soft
water.
Iron
If iron is present in the water, the clothes may become
an all-over yellow or they may be stained with brown
or orange spots or streaks. Iron is not always visible in
the water.
Solutions to Iron Problems
The installation of a water softener will remove small
amounts of iron from the water supply. The installation
of an iron filter may be necessary for more severe cases.
If the iron comes from the pipes, it may be sufficient
just to let the water run into the empty washer for about
one minute. This may help to clear the pipes. Spin this
water out of the washtub before starting the wash.
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Hot Water
Hot water will give the best results of cleaning and
sanitizing, but it is not suitable for all items. It is best
for sturdy whites and colorfast items, heavily soiled
items and diapers.
Warm Water
By using warm water, there is less chance of color loss
in items. Warm water also reduces wrinkling in
permanent press items. Use with light and moderate
soils, non-colorfast or dark colors, permanent press,
silks, woolens, nylon, and acrylic.
Cold Water
Cold water is less effective in cleaning than hot or
warm water, but it does minimize wrinkling and color
fading. Use it for washing extra-sensitive clothes and
for the rinsing of all fabrics.
Energy
You can save energy when washing by following a few
guidelines:
1. Heating water accounts for the greatest energy
expense when washing.
Save on heating water by
140ºF
HOT
using cold rinses.
2. Wash full loads, but do not
overload.
WARM
100ºF
3. Use soak cycles for heavily
soiled items to reduce wash
60ºF
COLD
times.
4. Select a shorter wash time
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for lightly soiled items.
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Laundry Tips . . .
Laundry
Aids
Use
Comments
Soak/Pretreat
Products
• Use a soaking agent and follow steps under
“Soaking” in your Operating Instructions insert or
soak overnight to remove stains and soils.
• Always follow manufacturer’s instructions with
any pretreatment product.
• Do not use a soaking agent with
chlorine bleach.
• Do not use pretreaters around the
washer or dryer control panel. They
may harm the finish or panel
markings.
Detergents/
Soaps
• You may use detergent or soap in your washer.
The determining factor is the hardness of the
water. Always use detergent if the water is over
three grains hard.
• Soap and nonphosphate powdered
detergents will not give good
washing results in hard water. Soap
in hard water will form sticky
deposits.
• The use of powdered soap is not
recommended when washing in cold
water.
Bleaches
• Use to remove certain stains, disinfect, and keep
clothes white.
• Use bleach in the wash water only. Do not use
bleach in the rinse.
• Follow directions on care label of garment.
• Bleach should not be used as a substitute for
detergent. Use the recommended amount of
bleach.
• When using liquid chlorine bleach,
always use the bleach dispenser.
• Always measure the bleach. Never
exceed one cup of bleach per full
load.
• Never use chlorine bleach and
ammonia in the same wash cycle.
Fabric
Softeners
• Use to soften clothes and remove static electricity
from permanent press knits and other fabrics of
man-made fibers.
• Add during the rinse cycle, or if available, use the
fabric softener dispenser, using no other product
in the rinse. Follow bottle directions carefully.
• Undiluted fabric softener poured
directly on clothes can stain them.
• Do not mix with detergent or bleach.
Water
Conditioners
NonPrecipitating
Type
• These products soften water by tying up the
hardness minerals. Recommended if using soap
with water over three grains hard, or when using
nonphosphate detergents.
Precipitating
Type
• These products settle out hardness minerals by
converting them into particles that will not
dissolve in the water. If used with nonphosphate
detergent or soap in hard water, a deposit may
form on the clothes and washer parts.
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• Do not use with nonphosphate
detergents or soaps.
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Washing Temperature Guide . . .
Water
Temperature
Comments
HOT
(approx. 140°F)
•
•
•
•
Sturdy whites and colorfast items.
Work clothes.
Soiled items.
Diapers.
• Best cleaning for heavily soiled
items.
• Best for sanitizing.
WARM
(approx. 100º F)
•
•
•
•
•
Rinsing of some items (OPTIONAL).
Light and moderately soiled items.
Non-colorfast or dark colors.
Permanent press.
Silks, woolens, nylon, acrylic.
• Reduces wrinkling in permanent
press fabrics.
• Less fading.
• Reduces shrinking in knits.
COLD
(approx. 65º F)
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Use
• Rinsing of most items.
• Non-colorfast fabrics.
• Extra sensitive clothing.
•
•
•
•
Saves energy.
Reduces color fading.
Reduces wrinkling.
Reduces shrinking.
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Optional Features . . .
Bleach Dispenser
Use no more than one cup chlorine bleach for large
loads, three-quarters cup for medium and one-half cup
for small loads.
To Clean the Dispenser
Remove the dispenser housing from agitator by
squeezing the lower part of the dispenser, pulling
directly upward and at the same time tilting slightly.
This will expose the dispenser cup, which is also
removable for cleaning (refer to illustration). Both
housing and cup can be soaked in hot soapy water and
rinsed clean. The funnel shape in top of agitator also
needs to be cleaned. The hole and the slots in the two
rings will require using a small brush for proper
cleaning.
Carefully pour recommended amount of bleach into the
dispenser during the first fill of the washer.
After cleaning, install dispenser cup, then push
dispenser housing directly downward onto top of
agitator until firmly snapped together.
The bleach dispenser is located in the left front corner,
under the loading door.
Use liquid bleach in the dispenser. Powdered bleach
must not be used in the dispenser. Add powdered
bleach to the wash water.
Be careful not to spill undiluted bleach. It is a strong
chemical and can damage some fabrics if it is not
properly diluted.
DISPENSER
HOUSING
Fabric Softener Dispenser
DISPENSER
CUP
To Use Dispenser
After the clothes are loaded into the washtub and before
the start of the WASH cycle, pour the proper amount of
liquid fabric softener into the bottle measuring cap (see
bottle directions). Pour into dispenser.
AGITATOR
The large fabric softener dispenser allows for the fabric
softener to be diluted with water. We recommend
adding water up to the fill level. Do not exceed tip of
arrow which indicates correct fill level. Over-filling can
allow fabric softener to spill onto the clothes.
Setting the water level to medium or higher will result
in better performance from the fabric softener.
The fabric softener will remain in the dispenser during
the wash fill, agitation and spin. At the end of the wash
spin, the liquid fabric softener will be dispensed into
the washtub through the slots in the agitator and will be
mixed with the incoming rinse water.
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Use Tips
• Fabric softener spilled onto garments may cause
staining. To remove, soak in a soapy solution made
from Sard Wonder Soap or rub the stain with a bar of
Sard, then wash.
• Liquid fabric softeners will be dispensed during the
final rinse and should not be combined with bleach,
bluing, starch, detergents, soaps or packaged water
conditioners.
• Fabric softener is not to be used in dispenser when
using Prewash cycle, if available.
• When adding detergent to wash water, do not allow
any to enter into softener dispenser cup, as softener
will become gummy.
To prevent softener buildup, the dispenser can be filled
with clean water for automatic cleaning. This can be
done in washing cycles other than when softener is
used.
Agitator Cap
IMPORTANT: If your washer comes with an
agitator cap, the cap must be on at all times.
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Special Care . . .
Starching
Starching adds crispness and body to fabrics, enhances
soil resistance, and makes ironing easier. There are
several types of starches. Carefully follow label
directions for spray or hand starching or starching in
the washer.
Knits
A variety of knits are used for many types of clothing
and household furnishings. Many knits are machine
washable, some are hand washable, and some must be
dry-cleaned. When buying, make sure the garment has
a care label with care instructions. These directions
must be followed. Some knits are stretched during their
manufacture and may shrink or relax when exposed to
water.
Cotton Knits
Unless the label indicates that it is preshrunk, cotton
knits will probably shrink to some degree. Overdrying
contributes to shrinkage of cotton knits. Wash water
should be hot or warm suitable for color and soil. The
rinse water should be cold.
Rayon Knits
Rayon stretches and shrinks easily. Treat as a delicate
fabric and wash gently.
Synthetic Fiber Knits
Knits made from synthetic fibers or blends containing
a high percentage of synthetics will generally keep
their shape. When buying, make sure the trimmings
(including belts) are machine washable, seams are not
puckered, and zippers and trimmings are well fastened.
Knits of Man-Made Fibers
In general, follow the rules for permanent press fabrics
as they tend to have the same characteristics. Set
machine to PERMANENT PRESS/KNITS cycle. Set
the wash water warm, or suitable for color and soil.
Rinse water should be cold. Do not wash with lintshedding fabrics. Separate items for color, washing
whites separately.
Sweaters of Man-Made Fibers
Follow directions for comparable knits. Button
sweaters and turn inside out. The ribbon behind the
buttons and button holes may shrink. Stretch to shape
after washing. Orlon sweaters may stretch. Avoid
pulling them when wet. Dryer dry.
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Wool Sweaters
Loosely knit or delicately constructed sweaters will
need delicate care. Hand wash. Measure garment
before and after washing. Squeeze gently through the
water with little motion. Rinse thoroughly. Block to
shape and dry flat.
For sweaters labeled “machine washable”, follow
manufacturer’s directions. Dry flat. Excess agitation
and excess tumbling are the main causes of wool
shrinkage.
Wool Knits
Dry-clean wool knits unless labeled machine washable.
Follow manufacturer’s directions.
Permanent Press
Permanent or durable press garments and household
items will usually not need pressing when washed and
dried properly. However, some will be more wrinkle
resistant than others.
The care needed for permanent press is a little different
than for cottons. Permanent press garments will soften
or become pliable when heated. This softening when it
is in warm or hot wash water will allow wear wrinkles
to be removed. It will also cause the fabric to wrinkle if
it is crushed, squeezed or spun when hot.
How To Wash Permanent Press
1. Wash often. Permanent press clothes tend to look
clean even when they should be washed.
2. Sort loads correctly, refer to page 6.
3. Do not wash with lint-shedding loads. Permanent
press attracts lint in the wash water.
4. Pre-treat grease stains and oily areas. This is
especially important for shirt collars and cuffs. Rub
liquid detergent or a paste of detergent into the
area.
5. Use the PERMANENT PRESS/KNITS cycle, hot
or warm water, cold rinse, and sufficient detergent.
6. Use fabric softener in the rinse water. This will
reduce the static electricity which attracts lint and
makes garments cling.
To Dry Permanent Press
For best results, permanent press should be dryer dried.
See garment care labels. Ironing may be necessary. Use
low heat setting on iron or steam setting on a steam
iron.
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Washing Special Items . . .
Always Follow Manufacturer’s Care Label Instructions
Bedding
•
•
•
•
Diapers
• Rinse out diapers immediately in cold water and soak in a diaper pail with a small
amount of detergent or enzyme presoak. Soak before washing.
• Limit wash load to two dozen diapers.
• Recommend an all-purpose detergent.
Draperies, Curtains,
Slip Covers
•
•
•
•
•
Pillows
(Feather and Down)
• Do not wash pillows unless they can be dryer dried. They may mildew if not dried
completely.
• Wash two pillows at a time or add towels for balance.
• Use warm wash and cold rinse.
Rugs
• Shake before washing. Do not use hot water on rubber-backed rugs.
• Wash two or three rugs to balance the washer.
Slips and Nightgowns
• Wash often using all-purpose detergent, warm or hot water and cold rinse on the
PERMANENT PRESS/KNITS cycle.
• To keep nylons and polyesters white, wash only with whites and use chlorine bleach
occasionally.
• Use fabric softener in the rinse to remove static electricity.
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Warm wash and warm rinse, if available.
PERMANENT PRESS/KNITS cycle.
Pretreat heavily soiled areas before washing.
When washing an electric blanket, protect the plug by stitching the edge of the
blanket over the plug. Only dryer dry if manufacturer says it can be done.
Shake to remove dust. Remove hooks and close zippers.
Sun-damaged draperies and curtains will not withstand washing.
Use warm water.
Wash curtains frequently. They can be weakened from soil, fumes, dust, and the sun.
Fiberglass curtains need gentle care. Read care label to see if washable. Some
fiberglass curtains should be hand washed.
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Washing Problems . . .
To keep clothes looking white or bright, use good washing practices at all times to prevent a gradual build-up of soil
or water hardness minerals on them. If you notice that your clothes are not as bright as they should be, take corrective
measures immediately.
Problem
Gray or Dingy
Clothes
Yellowed
Clothes
Clothes Tearing
or Damage
Excessive Lint
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Cause
Solution
Insufficient Detergent
Add more detergent to washtub before loading clothes.
Mild detergents are not suitable for average soil.
Improper Sorting
Wash whites separately. Separate light from heavily
soiled items. Clothes can pick up soil from dirty wash
water.
Nonphosphate Detergent and
Hard Water
Follow package directions. Soften water if possible.
Water Not Hot Enough
White clothes will stay whiter with hot wash water.
Increase temperature.
Overcrowding Washer
Clothes must circulate freely through the water for best
results.
Unremoved Soil
Skin soil is hard to remove. Check hem edge of sheets
and pillowcases, bottom end of t-shirts, etc. If this
portion is white and center is yellow, the fabric contains
unremoved soil. Use sufficient detergent and a hot wash.
Chlorine bleach may be needed.
Clothes Stained From Iron in
the Water
To test if an iron stain, use a rust remover on a portion of
the garment. Follow bottle directions for larger items.
Older Clothes
Some white fabrics turn yellow with age and cannot be
whitened.
Improper Use of Chlorine
Bleach
No correction for bleach damaged clothes. Always
measure and dilute bleach.
Overcrowding or Overloading
Make sure all items can move freely during agitation.
Insufficient Precare
Fasten all hooks and zippers. Mend tears. Remove
objects from pockets.
Improper Sorting
Fabrics which shed lint cannot be washed with fabrics
that receive lint.
Insufficient Detergent /
Non-phosphate Detergent
Use enough detergent so lint remains suspended in water
and flushed out.
Mixing Fabric Types
Knits and Permanent Press attract lint. Wash these only
with similar items. Use fabric softener in rinse water.
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Stain Removal . . .
Many soils will not become stains if treated promptly. Older stains may be difficult or impossible to remove. Hot
water will set some stains, particularly protein based stains. Use cold or warm water on these before washing in hot
water.
WARNING
Never put highly flammable substances like gasoline, kerosene, waxes, cooking oils, drycleaning solvents, etc. into a washer or dryer. Never put articles that have been cleaned with
such substances into a washer or dryer. Failure to comply with these warnings could result in
a fire, explosion, and/or serious burns or death. All items with these substances on them
should be thoroughly hand-washed with a detergent so that no trace of the flammable
substances remains. The articles can then be machine washed and/or dried.
When using any kind of a dry-cleaning fluid, follow the manufacturer's recommendations. The
fumes should never be inhaled. Use in a well ventilated room away from sparks and flames. Air
dry before washing or drying. Dry-cleaning fluid may cause a “ring” to be formed on some
permanent press fabrics. This will not wash out. To remove, clean the garment in a coinoperated dry-cleaning unit, or by a professional dry-cleaner.
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Treatment
Adhesive Tape
Place face down on paper towels and sponge with a dry-cleaning solvent (see
WARNING above). Launder.
Airplane Glue
Place face down on paper towels and sponge with fingernail polish remover until stain
dissolves. Launder.
Alcoholic Beverages
Sponge stain immediately with cold water or soak stain 30 minutes in cold water. Apply
detergent to any trace of stain while still wet. If safe for the fabric, launder in hot water
using chlorine bleach.
Blood
Treat stain immediately. Soak 30 minutes or more in cold water. Rub detergent into
stain. If stain persists, place a small amount of household ammonia on the stain and rub
again with detergent. If safe for fabric, launder in hot water and chlorine bleach if traces
of the stain persist.
Candlewax
Rub with ice and scrape off excess wax. Place stain between paper towels and press
with warm iron. Then place stain face down on paper towels and sponge with drycleaning solvent (see WARNING above). Let dry, launder. If traces of color remain,
launder with a commercial color remover, or if safe for the fabric, hot water and
chlorine bleach.
Catsup, TomatoBased Products
Scrape off excess. Soak in cold water 30 minutes. Rub detergent into the stain and if
safe for fabric, launder in hot water and chlorine bleach.
Chewing Gum
Rub with ice and scrape off excess gum. Place face down on paper towels and sponge
with a dry-cleaning solvent.
Cocoa or Chocolate
Soak in cold water. Rub detergent into stain. If greasy stain remains, sponge face down
on paper towels with a dry-cleaning solvent. If traces of the stain remain, launder in hot
water and chlorine bleach (if safe for fabric).
Coffee, Tea
Soak in cold water. Rub detergent into stain, rinse. If traces of the stain remain, launder
in hot water with chlorine bleach (if safe for fabric).
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Stain
Treatment
Crayon
Treat the same as candle wax (see Page 15) or wash in hot water (if safe for fabric) using
soap (not a detergent) and one to two cups baking soda. If stains remain, professional
dry-cleaning may be necessary.
Deodorants and
Anti-Perspirants
Some of these products contain substances that can change the color of some dyes. The
color can sometimes be restored if the area is sponged with ammonia then rinsed. To
remove stains, apply white vinegar. Rub. Rinse. If stains remain, rub detergent into stain
and laundry with hot water and chlorine bleach (if safe for fabric).
Dye
Treat with a commercial dye remover (Rit, Putnam) or if safe for fabric, bleach with
chlorine bleach.
Egg
If dried, scrape off excess. Soak in cold water. Rub detergent into damp stain and if safe
for fabric, launder in hot water and chlorine bleach.
Fabric Softener
Dampen stain and rub with bar soap. Launder as usual.
Fruit Juices
Soak in cold water. Launder in hot water with chlorine bleach (if safe for fabric).
Grease, Oil
Place face down on paper towel and sponge with dry-cleaning fluid (see WARNING on
Page 15). Dampen stain with water and rub with bar soap or detergent. Launder in hot
water (if safe for fabric).
Ink
Saturate the stain with hair spray or place the fabric face down on paper towel and
sponge with cleaning fluid or rubbing alcohol (see WARNING on Page 15). Rinse. If
traces of the stain remain, rub detergent into the dampened stain and launder. Some inks
may be impossible to remove.
Iodine
Rinse from the back side of the stain with cold water. Then soak in a commercial color
remover (Rit, Putnam, etc.) or rub in a paste of water and starch. Let stand for 15-30
minutes and launder.
Lipstick
Place on paper towel and sponge with cleaning fluid (see WARNING on Page 15).
Rinse. Rub dampened stain with bar soap and launder.
Mildew
Treat promptly. Mildew damages fabric and sometimes cannot be removed. Launder
with chlorine bleach. For items that cannot be washed with chlorine bleach, soak in an
all-fabric bleach, then launder.
Milk and Milk
Products
Soak in cold water. Launder in hot water and chlorine bleach (if safe for fabric). Sponge
with a cleaning fluid (see WARNING on Page 15), if a stain is noticeable. Rewash.
Miscellaneous
Eye and Face
Make-up, Tar,
Gravy, Felt-Tip
Marker, Pitch,
Typewriter Ribbon
Place stain side down on paper towel and sponge with dry-cleaning fluid (see
WARNING on Page 15). Apply dry spotter (one part mineral water and eight parts drycleaning solvent). Tap on the stain with a spoon to loosen it. Keep stain moist with dry
spotter and blot occasionally with toweling. Continue until stain is removed. Allow to
dry completely, rinse in warm water, and launder as usual.
Mud
Scrape off excess. Soak in solution of one quart warm water, half teaspoon liquid hand
dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon vinegar for 15 minutes. Rinse. Launder in
hot or warm water with enzyme product.
Mustard
Rub dampened stain with bar soap. Launder in hot water and chlorine bleach (if safe
for fabric).
Nail Polish
Place face down on paper towel. Sponge with nail polish remover (non-oily) until stain
disappears. Launder. Do not use nail polish remover on Acetate or Arnel fabrics.
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Stain
Treatment
Paint
Water-based — Treat by rinsing fabric in cool water while stains are still wet. Then
launder. Dried paint cannot be removed. Oil-based — Pretreat with a solvent
recommended on the paint container. If not available, use mineral spirits. Rinse.
Pretreat with a stain remover or detergent, rinse and launder.
Perspiration
Rub dampened stain with detergent. Launder in hot water and chlorine bleach (if safe
for fabric). If the fabric is dissolved, you can try to restore it by treating fresh stains with
ammonia or old stains with vinegar.
Rust
Apply a commercial rust remover (Whink, Rit, RoVer, etc.) Follow manufacturer’s
directions. Then launder as usual.
Scorching
Launder using hot water and chlorine bleach (if safe for fabric). Fabrics can be damaged
by being scorched. If this has happened, you may not be able to remove the marks.
Shoe Polish
Rub dampened stain with detergent. Launder in hot water and chlorine bleach if safe
for fabric.
Soft Drinks
Rinse stain with cold water immediately. Launder in warm water and chlorine bleach if
safe for fabric.
Tobacco
Dampen stain and rub with bar soap. Rinse. If necessary, soak in an all-fabric bleach
solution. If stain remains, launder with chlorine bleach (if safe for fabric).
Urine
Rinse with cold water. Soak with an enzyme soaking product. Launder in hot water with
chlorine bleach (if safe for fabric). If the color of the fabric has changed, sponging the
area with ammonia may restore the color.
Vomit
Soak in a solution of one quart warm water, half teaspoon liquid hand dishwashing
detergent, and one tablespoon ammonia (if safe for fabric). Soak 15 minutes. Use
sponge to loosen stain. Blot with toweling. Launder in hot water (if safe for fabric) with
an enzyme product.
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Maintenance . . .
Cold Weather Care
If the washer is delivered on a cold day (below
freezing), or is stored in an unheated room or area
during the cold months, do not attempt to operate it
until the washer has had a chance to warm up.
Care Of Your Washer
Use only a damp or sudsy cloth for cleaning the control
panel. Some spray prewash products may harm the
finish on the control panel.
Wipe the washer cabinet as needed. If detergent, bleach
or other washing products are spilled on the cabinet,
wipe immediately. Some products will cause
permanent damage if spilled on the cabinet.
Do not use scouring pads or abrasive cleansers.
Do not lay sharp or rough objects on or against the
washer. The finish could be damaged.
The washtub will need no particular care though it may
need rinsing or wiping after an unusual load has been
washed. This also may be necessary if too little
detergent has been used.
Leave the loading door open to allow the inside of the
washer to dry out after use. This helps prevent musty
odors from developing.
Vacations and Extended
Non-Use
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible property damage
due to flooding, turn off the water supply to the
washer whenever there will be an extended period
of non-use.
Reinstallation of Shipping
Materials
Shipping Brace
The corrugated shipping brace should be saved and
reinstalled whenever the washer is moved. To reinstall
the brace, open the washer lid and place the brace over
the washer agitator, placing the back of the brace into
the washtub first.
Shipping Plug
The plastic shipping plug should be saved and
reinstalled any time the washer is moved. The plug fits
into two openings: The base opening and the shipping
plug opening on the bottom of the mobile pivot dome.
The plug MUST be inserted into both openings to
prevent damage to the washer. In order to accomplish
this, the shipping plug opening must be directly lined
up with the base opening. See illustration below.
SHIPPING
PLUG
OPENING
BASE
OPENING
SHIPPING
PLUG
W377IE1A
Motor Overload Protector . . .
This internal overload protector will stop the motor
automatically in the event of an overload. The overload
protector will reset itself in two or three minutes and
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the motor will restart automatically. If the overload
protector stops the motor again, remove the washer
from use and call the serviceman to correct the
problem.
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Before You Call For Service . . .
If Your Washer:
Won’t
Fill
Won’t
Start
Won’t
Agitate
Won’t
Spin
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Be sure power cord is plugged all the way
into the electrical outlet.
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Close the loading door.
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Check the house fuse or circuit breaker.
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Has the motor overload protector cycled?
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Turn on the hot and cold water faucets.
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Pull timer knob out to start the washer.
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Clean the screens in the water mixing valve.
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Was the last spin completed?
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Water is siphoned from the washer during the
cycle. Refer to the INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS supplied with the washer.
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Are controls properly set?
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Possible Reason —
Do This To Correct
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Broken drive belt. Call the service person.
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If Service Is Required . . .
If service is required, contact the nearest Factory
Authorized Service Center. Warranty service must be
performed by an authorized servicer. Amana
Appliances also recommends contacting an authorized
servicer if service is required after warranty expires.
If you are unable to locate an authorized service center
or are unsatisfied with the service performed on your
washer, contact:
Amana Appliances
2800 220th Trail
Amana, Iowa 52204-0001
Phone: 1-800-628-5782 in USA
(319) 622-5511 Outside USA
FAX: (319) 622-2977
When calling or writing about your washer, PLEASE
GIVE THE MODEL AND SERIAL NUMBERS. The
model and serial numbers are located on the nameplate.
The nameplate will be in the location shown. Please
include a copy of your bill of sale and any service
receipts you have.
WARNING
To reduce the risk of serious injury or death,
DO NOT repair or replace any part of the
washer or attempt any servicing unless
specifically recommended in the usermaintenance instructions or in published
user-repair instructions that you
understand and have the skills to carry out.
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MODEL
NUMBER AND SERIAL
NUMBER
W334IE0E
Asure™ Extended Service Plan . . .
Amana Appliances offers long-term service protection
for this new washer. Asure™ Extended Service Plan is
specially designed to supplement a strong warranty.
This plan covers functional parts, labor and travel
charges. Call 1-800-528-2682 for information.
Parts and Accessories . . .
Purchase replacement parts and additional accessories
over the phone. To order accessories for your Amana
product, call 1-800-843-0304 inside U.S.A. or 319622-5511 outside U.S.A.
For more information on this and other
Amana products, visit our web site:
www.amana.com
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Information For Handy Reference . . .
Amana Appliances
2800 220th Trail
Amana, Iowa 52204-0001
Date Purchased ______________________________________________________________________________
Model Number ______________________________________________________________________________
Serial Number _______________________________________________________________________________
Dealer’s Name _______________________________________________________________________________
Dealer’s Address ____________________________________________________________________________
Phone Number (______) _______________________________________________________________________
Service Agency _____________________________________________________________________________
Service Agency Address ______________________________________________________________________
Phone Number (______) _______________________________________________________________________
Record this information and keep your sales slip. Model and serial numbers are located on the nameplate.
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