American Audio M1624FX Music Mixer User Manual
Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions
Care and Cleaning
of the Washer ....................
Control Panel ......................
Control Settings ................
Features ..........................
Loading and Using
the Washer .......................
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Tips ...... 8-1o
Consumer Support
Consumer Support ...............
Warrantg ........................
Write the model and serial
numbers here:
Model #
Serial #
You can find them _
on the left corner
of the washer
under the lid.
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06-06 JR
_,WAR N!N G! For
of fire or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, per-sonaf injury,
or loss of tile.
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in o water heater that has not been
used for two weeks or more. Hydrogen gas con be explosive under these circumstances.
If the hot water has not been used for two weeks or more, prevent the possibilitg of damage or injury bg
turning on all hot water faucets and allowing them to run for several minutes. Do this before using ang
electrical appliance which is connected to the hot water sgstem. This simple procedure will allow ang
built-up hgdrogen gas to escape, Since the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame or appliance
during this process,
This washer must be properly installed and located in accordance
with the Installation
Instructions before it is used. If you did not receive an Installation Instructions sheet, you can
receive one by visiting or by calling 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737).
• Install or store where it will not be exposed to
temperatures below freezing or exposed to the
weather, which could cause permanent damage
and invalidate the warranty.
• Properly ground washer to conform with all
governing codes and ordinances. Follow details
in Installation Instructions.
• Keep the area underneath and around your
appliances free of combustible materials such as
lint, paper, rags, chemicals, etc.
• Closesupervision is necessary if this appliance is
used bg or near children. Do not allow children to
play on, with or inside this or ang other appliance.
• Never reach into washer while it is moving.
Wait until the machine has completely stopped
before opening the lid.
Use this
only for its
purpose as
described in
this Owner's
Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acids
such as vinegar and/or rust remover Mixing
different chemicals can produce a
toxic gas which may cause death.
Do not wash or dry articles that have been
cleaned in,washed in, soaked in or spotted with
combustible or explosivesubstances (such as
wax, oil, paint, gasoline, degreasers,dry-cleaning
solvents, kerosene,etc.).These substances give off
vapors that may ignite or explode. Do not add
these substances to the wash water Do not use or
place these substances around your washer or
dryer during operation.
• The laundry process can reduce the flame
retardancg of fabrics. To avoid such a result,
carefully follow the garment manufacturer's
wash and care instructions.
• To minimize the possibility of electric shock,
unplug this appliance from the power supply
or disconnect the washer at the building's
distribution panel by removing the fuse or
switching off the circuit breaker before attempting
any maintenance or cleaning.
NOTE:Turning the CycleSelector Knob to an off
position, or pressing PAUSEdoes NOT disconnect
the appliance from the power supply.
• Never attempt to operate this appliance if it is
damaged, malfunctioning, partially disassembled,
or has missing or broken parts, including a
damaged cord or plug.
• Turn off water faucets to relieve pressure on hoses
and valves and to minimize leakage if a break or
rupture should occur Check the condition of the fill
hoses;GErecommends changing the hoses every
5 years.
• Before discarding a washer,or removing it
from service, remove the washer lid to prevent
children from hiding inside.
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• Do not attempt to repair or replace any part of this
appliance unless specifically recommended in this
Owner's Manual, or in published user-repair
instructions that you understand and have the
skills to carry out.
• Do not tamper with controls.
About the control panel.
Step I
Step 2
Step 4
• Add clothes
• Add detergent
• Select wash cgcle
• Add diluted fabric
softener (on models
with o fabric
• Select load size and
other wash options
• Close lid
• Push START
Load Size
Looselg load clothes no higher than the top row of holes in the washer basket The water levelshould just cover
the clothes. Adjust the load size accordinglg.
Select the water temperature for the wash and rinse cgcles. Alwags follow fabric manufacturer's care label or
instructions when laundering.
PerfecTemp sensesthe incoming water temperature and adjusts the fill water to obtain a more precise
temperature range for all wash temperatures. For example, in a COLDwash selection, some warm water
mag be added to reach a temperature needed to better dissolvedetergents. Often, detergents are not
completelg dissolved in verg cold water, especiallg in cooler climates.
During winter months, when the water entering gout home is colder, or for locations with verg cold water gear
round, use the PerfecTemp plus COLDto help dissolvepowdered detergents and to improve the cleaning of
gour clothes.
The TAPCOLDfeature turns the PerfecTemp feature on gout washer off, and uses gout household tap water
temperature for a COLDwash. This can provide energg savings bg reducing the amount of hot water used in
gour wash.
Autosoak Option (on some models)
This option begins with a brief agitation, soaks for a specified period of time, then moves through the rest of the
cgcle automaticallg. On some models,this option is located on the Cgcle Selector knob.
2nd Rinse Option (on some models)
When gou use extra detergent or bleach to clean heavilg soiled clothes, gou mag want to use the 2nd Rinse
option. It provides a second deep cold rinse.
Extended Spin Option (on some models)
Use this option to extract more water from gout clothes. Clothes will be drier when this option is selected and will
drg more quicklg in gout drgeE
Time Remaining
• Displays the approximate time remaining until the end of the cycle.
• If the estimated time remaining is more than 60 minutes, "IH" will flash in the display followed by the additional
remaining minutes. When the time remaining is less than 60 minutes, the timer will count down.
• Cycle time is affected by how long it takes the washer to fill. This depends on the water pressure in your home.
The "smart" timer "learns" the amount of time it takes to fill your washer and adjusts the total time accordingly.
The wash cycle controls the length of the washing process. The knob can be turned in either direction. Turning the Cycle
Selector knob after starting a cycle will stop the washer and reset the cycle to the new selection. PressSTART
to begin the new cycle selection.
The chart below will help you match the wash cycle setting with your clothing. The chart is ranked from longest to
shortest cycle time and wash intensity.
PREWASH For removing surface dirt from heavily soiled clothes. Make sure to follow with a
regular wash cycle.
CASUALS Forwrinkle-free and permanent press items, and knits.
COTTONS For heavy to lightly soiled cottons, household linens, work and play clothes.
EASYCARE Forwrinkle-free and permanent press items, and knits.
DELICATES For lingerie and special-care fabrics with light to normal soil.
HAND WASH Foritems labeled handwashable with light soils.Provides periods of agitation and soak
during wash and rinse.
SPEEDWASH For lightly soiled items that are needed in a hurry.
DRAIN & SPIN For draining the tub and spinning water out of the clothes.
PressSTARTto begin the cycle. PressingSTARTagainor raising the lid will PAUSEthe cycle and the Cycle indicator light
will blink.
To continue the cycle, pressSTARTagain or close the lid. If machine is paused more than 24 hours, the cycle will be
cancelled. To stop the cycle, hold the button for 3 seconds. If water remains in the machine, select the DRAIN& SPIN
cycle to drain tub and spin water out of the washer tub.
About washer features.
The Agitator
Cap or Fabric Softener Dispenser (depending on model)
The agitator cap fits into the top of the
agitatoE If it accidentallg comes off,
simplg put it back on,
E_] Add water to dispenser until it reaches
the maximum fill line.
The fabric softener dispenser automaticallg
releases liquid fabric softener at the proper
time during the cgcle.
Do not stop the washer during the first spin.
This will cause the dispenser to empty
tOO soon.
To use, follow these steps:
r]-i Make sure dispenser is securelg attached
to agitatoE
Do not pour ongthing into the
agitator if the agitator cop or
dispenser is removed.
[_] Use onlg liquid fabric softener
Pour into dispenser,using amount
recommended on package.
Never pour fabric softener directly on
clothes. It mag stain them.
Cleaning the Fabric Softener
Dispenser (on somemodels)
_-] Remove the dispenser from the top of the agitator,
I_] Separate the dispenser cup from the cover bg grasping the top and pushing down on the
inside of the cup with gour fingers. Dispenser cup will pop free from the cover,
[_]To clean the dispenser,soak both the dispenser cup and the dispenser cover in the
following solution:
• ff USgallon (3.8 liters)warm water
• 1/4 cup (60 ml) heovy-dutbl liquid detergent
• 1 cup (240 ml) bleach
Separate for cleaning
If necessarg, loosen buildup with a clean, soft cloth after soaking. Do not use a stiff brush;
gou mag roughen the surface of the dispenser
Rinse and reassemble dispenser,Place dispenser back on the agitator,
Liquid Bleach Funnel
The water fill dilutes liquid chlorine bleach as the washer fills for the wash cgcle.
_-] Check clothing care labels for special instructions.
_] Heasure liquid bleach carefullg, following instructions on the bottle.
• Never pour undiluted liquid chlorine bleach directlblonto clothes or into the wash basket.
• Do not pour powdered bleach into bleach funnel.
[_] Before starting the washer, pour measured amount of bleach directlg into bleach funnel.
Avoid splashing or over-filling dispenser,If gou prefer to use powdered bleach, add it into
the wash basket with gour detergent.
• Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acids such as vinegar and/or rust remover,
Mixing con produce a toxic gas which ma_lcause death.
Loading and using the washer.
Alwags follow fabric manufacturer's
care label when laundering,
Sorting Wash Loads
Sort bg color (whites,lights, colors),soil level,
fabric type (sturdg cottons, easg care, delicates)
and whether the fabric produces lint (terry cloth,
chenille) or collects lint {velveteen,cordurog).
Proper Useof Detergent
Add detergent and start the washer before adding
clothes so that the detergent can work effectively.
Using too little or too much detergent is a common
cause of laundry problems.
You can use less detergent if you have soft water,
a smaller load or a lightly soiled load.
Loading the Washer
Load dry items loosely, no higher than the top row of
holes in the washer basket. When loading wet items,
make sure gou set the load/water level high enough
to allow the items to move freely. Water level should
just cover the clothes. To add items after washer has
started, lift the lid and submerge additional items next
to the agitatoE
Care and cleaning
• Do not wrap long items likesheets or pants
around the agitaton
• Do not wash fabrics containing flammable
materials (waxes, cleaning fluids, etc.).
• Agitation will not start with the lid up.
of the washer.
Wash Basket: Leave the lid open after washing to
allow moisture to evaporate. If you want to clean
the basket, use a clean soft cloth dampened with
liquid detergent; then rinse. (Do not use harsh or
grittg cleaners.)
Fill Hoses: GErecommends changing the hoses
every 5 years.
Exterior: Immediately wipe off ang spills.Wipe
with damp cloth. Try not to hit surface with
sharp objects.
Moving and Storage: Ask the service technician to
remove water from drain pump and hoses. Seethe
Installation Instructions packed with product for
information on how to reinstall the shipping rod
to keep the tub stationary when moving the washeE
For more information, visit or call
(800.432.2737).Do not store
the washer where it will be exposed to the weatheE
Long Vocations: Be sure water supply is shut off at
faucets. Drain all water from hoses if weather will
be below freezing.
Before you call for service...
Troubleshooting Tips
Save time and money! Review the charts on the following pages,
or visit You may not need to call for service.
Possible Causes
What To Do
wash temperature
is incorrect
The washer is in a cold
rinse cgcle
• This is normal. The PerfecTemp feature is designed not
to activate during a cold rinse cycle to improve the energy
efficiency of your washeE
in the "About washer
features" section)
All the water in gour
household water heater
has been used
• Wait until the water in the water heater is heated to the
correct temperature,
Possible Causes
What To Do
Too much detergent
• Measure your detergent carefully. Use less soap if you have
soft water, a smaller load or a lightly soiled load.
Tgpe of detergent
• Switch to a lower sudsing detergent brand and follow
instructions on package.
Soft water
• Try less detergent.
Using too much detergent
in washer
• Use less detergent. Use less soap if you have soft water,
a smaller load or a lightly soiled load.
Fill hoses or drain hose is
improperlg connected
• Make sure hose connections are tight at faucets and
rubber washers are installed. Make sure end of drain hose
is correctly inserted in and secured to drain facility.
Household drain mag
be clogged
• Check household plumbing. You may need to call
a plumber.
Constant water pressure
to the fill hoses at the
• Tighten hoses at the faucets and turn the water off after
each use.
water source
• Check condition of the fill hoses;they should be replaced
every 5 years.
Cooler water temperatures
provide improved energg
• New laundry detergents have been formulated to work
with cooler water temperatures without affecting wash
Control is not set properlg
• Check water temperature control and adjust.
Water supplg is turned off
or improperlg connected
• Turn both hot and cold faucets fully on and make sure
hoses are connected to correct faucets,
Water valve screens are
stopped up
• Turn off the water source and remove the water connection
hoses from the upper back of the washer. Use a brush or
toothpick to clean the screens in the machine. Reconnect
the hoses and turn the water back on,
House water heater is
not set properlg
• Make sure house water heater is delivering water at
120°F-140°F (48°C-60°C).
Water pumped out before
cycle is complete
Lid lifted or cgcle was put in
pause for over 24 hours
• Resetcycle.
Water won'tdrain
Drain hose is kinked or
improperlg connected
• Straighten drain hose and make sure washer is not
sitting on it.
Too many suds
Water leaks
Water temperature
seems incorrect
• Top of drain outlet should be less than 8 ft (2,5m)
above floor.
Washer pauses during
wash cycle
The PREWASHCgcle or
AUTOSOAKOption was
• This is normal. The washer alternates between agitate and
soak during these cycles to get your clothes cleaner with
less wear.
Washer pauses during
spin qjcle
This is normal
• Thewasher may pause during the spin cycle to remove
soapy water more efficiently.
Possible Causes
What To Do
Washer is unplugged
• Hake sure cord is plugged securely into a working outlet,
Water supply is turned off
• Turn both hot and cold faucets fully on,
Controls are not set properly
• Checkcontrols,
Lid is open--safetg feature
prevents agitation and
spinning when lid is up
• Closelid and reset cycle, to the beginning if necessary.
Circuit breaker/fuse is
• Check house circuit breakers/fuses. Replace fuses or
reset breakeEWasher should have separate outlet.
Electronics need to be reset
• Unplug washer,wait 2 minutes, plug back in and press START.
STARTwas not pressed
• PressSTART.
Lid magnet missing
• Callfor service.
Time not shown
on display
Unit filling
• This is normal. Estimated time remaining is updated during
fill time.
Movement inside machine
when shut off
Shifting mechanism is
disengaging the motor
• When the machine is manually turned off, the shifter will
disengage the motor before completely shutting down.
If lid is raised before the motor is disengaged, it will resume
when lid is closed.
Passible Causes
What To Do
Clothes too wet
Incorrect spin cycle
• Hake sure the spin cycle selected matches the load you are
washing.Somefabrics willfeelwetter when rinsedwith coldwateE
Colored spots
Incorrect use of fabric
• Checkfabric softener package for instructions and follow
directions for using dispenseE
• Pretreat stain and rewash.
Dye transfer
• Sort whites or lightly colored items from dark colors.
Not enough detergent
• Use more detergent (especially with larger loads).
Be sure to follow detergent manufacturer's directions.
Hard water
• Use a water conditioner like Calgon brand or install
a water softeneE
Water is not hot enough
• Hake sure water heater is delivering water at
!20°F -140 °F (48°C-60°C).
Washer is overloaded
• Select load size to match clothes load.
Detergent is not
• Add detergent as wash basket fills with water before
you load clothes.
Dye transfer
• Sort clothes by coloEIf fabric label states wash separately,
unstable dyes may be indicated.
Clothes are air or line dried
• If you do not dry your clothes with a clothes dryer, your
clothes may retain more lint.
Incorrect sorting
• Separate lint producers from lint collectors.
Washing too long
• Wash small loads for a shorter time than larger loads.
Detergent not dissolving
• Add detergent as wash basket fills with water, before you
load clothes.
Washer won't operate
Grayed or yellowed
Lint or residue on
Try a liquid detergent.
Use warmer water temperature.
Incorrect use of fabric
• Load clothes no higher than the top row of holes in the
washer basket.
Hake sure load size selected matches clothes load size.
Checkfabric softener package for instructions
and follow directions for using dispenseE
Before you call for service...
Troubleshooting Tips
Possible Causes
What To Do
Result of normal wear on
polg-cotton blends and
fuzzy fabrics
• While this is not caused by the washer, you can slow the
pilling process by washing garments inside out.
Snags, holes, tears, rips
Pins,snaps, hooks,sharp
• Fasten snaps, hooks, buttons and zippers.
or excessive wear
buttons, belt buckles,
zippers and sharp objects
• Remove loose items like pins, objects in pockets and
sharp buttons.
left in pockets
• Turn knits (which snag easily)inside out.
Undiluted chlorine bleach
• Check bleach package instructions for proper amount.
• Never add undiluted bleach to wash or allow clothes to
come in contact with undiluted bleach.
Chemicals like hair bleach or
• Rinse items that mag have chemicals on them before
dge, permanent wave solution
improper sorting
• Avoid mixing heavy items (likework clothes) with light items
• Try a fabric softeneE
Overloading or incorrect
water level
• Load your washer so clothes have enough room to move
freely with water covering all of the clothes.
Incorrect wash and
drg cgcles
• Hatch Cycle selection to the type of fabric you are washing
(especiallyfor easy care loads).
Repeated washing in
water that is too hot
• Wash in warm or cold wateE
Possible Causes
What To Do
"Metallic knocking"
Shifter mechanism is
engaging or disengaging
• The drive system will engage at the start of agitate and
disengage when agitate is complete. This occurs multiple
times during the wash.
Back and forth "swoosh"
or "zip" sound during
Electric motor reversing
• This machine has a drive system that doesn't use gears.
This sound is the motor rotating back and forth to agitate
your laundry.
Quick short agitation
sounds at end of agitate
Clothing redistribution
• At the end of agitate, the motor makes short agitation strokes
to redistribute the load.
"Click" when water
stops filling
Relag switch
• The relay makes a click sound when activated. The water
level activates the relay and stops filling.
"Clicking" behind Control
Panel during fill
Automatic Temperature
Control Valve
• This valve mixes in cold and hot wateE The "clicking" is the
valve turning on and off.
Water volume changes
during fill
Automatic Temperature
Control Valve
• This valve mixes in cold and hot wateE The sound changes
when the valves are turned on and off.
Motor "whining up" or
"coasting dawn" in spin
Motor ramping up/down
during spin cgcle
• The motor will speed up incrementally during the spin cgcle.
When spin is complete, it will coast until it stops.
Water drain pump
• The drain pump will make a humming sound when pumping
out water after agitation stops and continue until spin is
Water drain pump
• When the pump starts drawing in air, It starts to gurgle.
Thewasher should then begin spinning and the sound will
continue until it is done spinning.
GEWasher Warranty.
All warrants service provided bg our Factory Service Centers,
or an authorized Customer Care®technician. To schedule service,
on-line, 24 hours a dog, visit us at, or call 800.GE.CARES
(800.432.2737). Please have serial number and model number
Staple Four receipt here.
Proof of the original pumhase
date is needed to obtain service
under the warranty.
available when calling for service.
For The Period Of:
We Will Replace:
One Year
From the date of the
original purchase
Any part of the washer which fails due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this
limited one-year warranty, GE will also provide, free of charge, all labor and related service costs
to replace the defective part.
Second through
Fifth Year
From the date of the
original purchase
The suspension rod and spring assembly, and main electronic control board, if ang of these parts
should fail due to a defect in materials or workmanship. GE will also replace the washer lid or
cover, iftheg should rust under operating conditions. During this additional four-year limited
warranty, gou will be responsible for ang labor or related service costs.
Second through
Tenth Year
From the dote of the
original purchase
The shaft end tube assembly and outer washer tub, if ang of these parts should fail due to a defect
in materials or workmanship. During this additional nine-year limited warranty, gou will be
responsible for any labor or related service costs.
Lifetim e o f Product
From the dote of the
original purchase
The washer basket, if it should fail due to a defect in materials or workmanship. During this
product lifetime limited warranty, SOUwill be responsible for any labor or related service costs.
What Is Not Covered:
[] Service trips to gout home to teach you how to use
the product.
[] Damage to the product caused bg accident, fire, floods
or acts of God.
[] Improper installation, delivery or maintenance.
[] Incidental or consequential damage caused bg possible
defects with this appliance.
[] Failure of the product if it is abused, misused, or used for
other than the intended purpose or used commemiallg.
[] Replacement
[] Damage caused after deliverg.
[] Product not accessible to provide required service.
of house fuses or resetting of cimuit
EXCLUSION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES--Vour sole and exclusive remedy is product repair as provided in this Limited
Warranty. Any implied warranties, including the implied warranties of merchantability
or fitness for a particular
purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law.
This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the
USA. tf the product is located in an area where service by a GEAuthorized Servicer is not available, you mug be responsible for o
trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Service location, tn Alaska, the warranty excludes the
cost of shipping or service calls to your home.
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages. This warranty gives you specific legal
rights, and you may also hove other rights which vorF from state to state. To know what your legal rights are, consult your local
or state consumer affairs office or your state's Attorney General.
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Consumer Support.
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order parts or even schedule service on-line.
Expert GErepair service is only one step away from your door Get on-line and schedule your service at
your convenience 24 hours any day of the year! Or call 800.GECARES
(800.432.2737)during normal business
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people of all ages, sizesand capabilities. We recognize the need to design for a wide range of physical and
mental abilities and impairments. Fordetails of GE'sUniversal Design applications, including kitchen design ideas
for people with disabilities, check out our Website today. Forthe hearing impaired, please call 800.TDD.GEAC
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is still in effect. You can purchase it on-line anytime, or call 800.626.2224 during normal business hours.
GEConsumer Home Serviceswill still be there after your warranty expires.
Parts and Accessories
Individuals qualified to service their own appliances can have parts or accessoriessent directly to their homes
(VISA,HasterCard and Discover cards are accepted). Order on-line today, 24 hours every day or by phone
at 800.626.2002 during normal businesshours.
Instructions contained in this manual cover procedures to be performed bg ong user. Other servicing
generally should be referred to qualified service personnel Caution must be exercised, since improper
servicing meg cause unsafe operation.
Contact Us
If you are not satisfied with the service you receive from GE, contact us on our Website with all the details
including your phone number, or write to:
General Manager, Customer Relations
GE Appliances, Appliance Park
Louisville, KV 40225
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