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A Note to You ......................... 2
Washer Safety ........................ 3
Parts and Features................. 4
Operating Your Washer ......... 5
Starting your washer .......... 5
Stopping/restarting
your washer ........................ 6
Selecting a cycle, time,
and temperature ................. 6
MAGIC CLEAN®
lint filter ............................. 11
Understanding what
happens in each cycle ...... 12
Understanding normal
washer sounds ................. 12
Adding liquid
chlorine bleach ................. 13
Adding liquid
fabric softener ................... 13
Caring for Your Washer ....... 14
Laundry Tips ........................ 15
Removing Stains .................. 19
Troubleshooting ................... 22
Requesting Assistance
or Service ............................. 24
Warranty ............................... 28
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ONE AND TWO SPEED AUTOMATIC WASHERS
PART NO. 3363571
A Note to You
Thank you for buying a WHIRLPOOL® appliance.
Because your life is getting busier and more complicated, WHIRLPOOL washers 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 contains valuable information about how to operate and maintain your washer properly and safely. Please read it
carefully.
Also, please complete and mail in 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 on
Model Number _________________________
your appliance, you need to know your
Serial Number _________________________
complete model number and serial number.
Purchase Date _________________________
You can find this information on the model
and serial number plate (see diagram on
Dealer Name __________________________
page 4 for location of plate).
Dealer Address ________________________
Please also record the purchase date of
Dealer Phone __________________________
your appliance and your dealer’s name,
address, and telephone number.
Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference.
Our Consumer Assistance Center
number is toll-free.
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1-800-253-1301
Washer Safety
Your safety is important to us.
This guide contains safety statements
under warning symbols. Please pay special
attention to these symbols and follow any
instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the symbol.
This symbol alerts you to
hazards such as fire, electrical
shock, or other injuries.
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 washer.
•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.
•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.
•Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a
hot water system that has not
been used for 2 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,
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.
•Do not allow children to play on
or in the washer. Close supervision of children is necessary
when the washer is used near
children.
•Before the washer is removed
from service or discarded, remove the door.
•Do not reach into the washer if
the tub or agitator is moving.
•Do not install or store the washer
where it will be exposed to the
weather.
•Do not tamper with controls.
•Do not repair or replace any part
of the washer or attempt any
servicing unless specifically
recommended in this Use and
Care Guide or in published
user-repair instructions that you
understand and have the skills to
carry out.
•See Installation Instructions for
grounding requirements.
– SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS –
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Parts and Features
The parts and features of your washer are illustrated on this page. Become familiar with all
parts and features before using your washer.
NOTES:
• The drawings in this book may vary from your washer model. They are designed to
show the different features of all models covered by this book. Your model may not
include all features.
• Page references are included next to some features. Refer to those pages for more
information about the features.
Load size
selector*
(p. 5)
Light
WA
R
Regular
Heavy
HOT
Normal
LD
CO
M
Cycle control knob
(includes temperature
selector) (pp. 6-11)
Cold
Rinse
6
Spin
10
14
Off
Off
On
10
HOT
WARM
Off
Permanent
Press
Spin
COLD
Small
Large
Cold
Rinse
Pause
C
O
LD
Knits / Gentle
8
W
AR
M
Off
Spin
Pull Start
Push Stop
Cool
Down
Cold
Rinse
HO
T
Extra Rinse
Except Hand
Washables
Load Size
Model and serial
number plate
(under lid)
Basket
Tub
* On some models
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Operating Your Washer
To obtain the best washing results, you must operate your washer properly. This section
gives you this important information. Page references are included for more information.
wWARNING
Explosion Hazard
Never place items in the washer that
are dampened with gasoline or other
flammable fluids.
Do not wash or dry items soiled with
vegetable or cooking oils because
they may contain some oil after
laundering.
Doing so can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
wWARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death, fire, or electrical
shock.
Starting your washer
1. Add measured detergent to the
washer. Then place a sorted load of
clothes in the washer.
• Sort and load clothes as described on
pages 15 and 16. You may load clothes
to the top row of basket holes, as
shown.
• If desired, you may also add color safe
bleach.
2. Close the washer lid.
3. On washer models with a Load Size
Selector, select a setting that corresponds with the size of your wash load
and the type of fabric being washed.
• You can select either a Small or Large
load size setting, as shown.
• To change the load size setting after the
washer has started to fill, turn the
Selector to the new setting.
Small
Large
Load Size
continued on next page
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4. Push in the Cycle Control Knob and
turn it clockwise to the wash cycle you
want. Match the wash water temperature with the type of fabric and soils
being washed. See pages 7-10.
5. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob to
start the washer.
6. (OPTIONAL STEP) If desired, add
measured liquid chlorine bleach after
the washer starts agitating.
See page 13.
7. (OPTIONAL STEP) If desired, add
measured and diluted liquid fabric
softener to the final rinse cycle.
See page 13.
Stopping/restarting your washer
• To stop your washer at any time, push
in the Cycle Control Knob.
• To restart the washer, close the lid
(if necessary) and pull out the Cycle
Control Knob.
Selecting a cycle, time, and temperature
Use the information in this section to help
you make the best cycle selections for your
wash loads. Each cycle is designed for
different types of fabrics and soil levels.
• The washer pauses briefly throughout
each cycle. These pauses are normal for
washer operation.
• Page 12 describes what happens during a
wash cycle.
• All rinses are cold.
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CO
NOTE: This book covers several washer models. The Cycle Control Knobs for these
models are shown on the following pages. Compare your washer’s Cycle Control Knob
with those shown. Once you find the Knob that looks like yours, use the cycle descriptions for that Knob.
LD
FI
LL
Rinse
Normal
WARM FILL
10
Spin
14
Pull Start
Push Stop
Off
1-Speed Models
Normal cycle
Cycle options
The Normal cycle features high-speed
agitation for maximum cleaning, and highspeed spins to shorten drying time.
• Select 14 minutes of wash time, with Warm
water, to clean large loads of sturdily
constructed fabrics that are heavily soiled.
• Select 10 minutes of wash time, with Cold
water, to clean washable knits, cottons,
permanent press, and some synthetic
fabrics that are lightly to
moderately soiled.
You may select a different wash time by first
selecting the water temperature (Warm or
Cold) and then turning to the new wash
time. For example, for 14 minutes of wash
time with Cold water:
1. Push in the Cycle Control Knob and turn
it clockwise to Cold Fill.
2. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob and allow
your washer to fill.
3. When your washer has filled, push in and
turn the Cycle Control Knob to Warm Fill,
14 minutes of wash time.
4. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob.
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Using rinse and spin
(on 1-speed models)
When using extra detergent for heavilysoiled clothes, or washing special-care
items, you may find an extra rinse and spin
is needed.
1. For an additional rinse, push in the Cycle
Control Knob and turn it clockwise to
Rinse, as shown.
2. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob. The
washer fills, agitates, drains, and spins.
Rinse
Off
Using drain and spin
(on 1-speed models)
A drain and spin may help shorten drying
times for some heavy fabrics or special-care
items by removing excess water.
1. Push in the Cycle Control Knob and turn
it clockwise to Spin, as shown.
2. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob. The
washer drains, then spins.
Spin
Off
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Normal
Cold
Rinse
Regular OLD
C
10
W
ar
m
Heavy
Spin
14
Off
Off
Permanent
Press
COL
D
Cold
Rinse
Pause
Short/Knits
WARM
10
Spin
8
CO
LD
WA
RM
Off
Spin
Cold
Rinse
Cool
Down
Pull Start
Push Stop
2-Speed, 4-Cycle Models
Normal cycle
Cycle options
The Normal cycle features the Gentle Wash
system for better fabric care, high agitation
speeds for maximum cleaning, and high spin
speeds to shorten drying time. Use this
cycle for cleaning cotton and linen fabrics.
• Select Regular, 10 minutes of wash time
with Cold water, to clean lightly soiled
loads.
• Select Heavy, 14 minutes of wash time
with Warm water, to clean moderately to
heavily soiled loads.
You may select different wash time and
water temperature combinations by first
selecting the water temperature (Warm or
Cold) and then turning to the new wash
time. For example, for 14 minutes of wash
time in the Normal cycle with Cold water:
1. Push in the Cycle Control Knob and turn
it clockwise to the Regular (Cold) setting.
2. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob and allow
your washer to fill.
3. When your washer has filled, push in and
turn the Cycle Control Knob to Heavy, 14
minutes of wash time.
4. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob.
Permanent Press cycle
The Permanent Press cycle features the
Gentle Wash system, a cool-down rinse,
and low spin speeds to reduce wrinkling.
Use this cycle for cleaning permanent
press and some synthetic fabrics that are
lightly to moderately soiled. A cold wash
will provide 4 minutes of wash time. A
warm wash will provide 6 to 10 minutes
of wash time.
Short/Knits cycle
The Short/Knits cycle features a brief soak
and reduced agitation speed for gentle soil
removal. Low spin speeds reduce wrinkling.
Use this cycle for cleaning delicate items
and washable knits that are lightly to moderately soiled. A cold wash will provide 4
minutes of wash time. A warm wash will
provide 6 to 8 minutes of wash time.
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Light
Regular
Heavy
LD
CO
M
AR
W
6
10
HO
T
Normal
Cold
Rinse
Spin
14
Off
Off
WARM
Permanent
Press
CO
LD
Cold
Rinse
Pause
CO
LD
Knits / Gentle
HOT
10
Spin
WA
RM
Cool
Down
8
Off
HO
T
Pull Start
Push Stop
Cold
Spin Rinse
2-Speed, 5-Cycle Models
Normal cycle
Knits/Gentle cycle
The Normal cycle features the Gentle Wash
system for better fabric care, high agitation
speeds for maximum cleaning, and high spin
speeds to shorten drying time. Use this
cycle for cleaning cotton and linen fabrics.
• Select Light, 6 minutes of wash time with
Cold water, to clean lightly soiled loads.
• Select Regular, 10 minutes of wash time
with Warm water, to clean moderately
soiled loads.
• Select Heavy, 14 minutes of wash time
with Hot water, to clean heavily soiled
loads.
The Knits/Gentle cycle features a brief soak
and reduced agitation speed for gentle soil
removal. Low spin speeds reduce wrinkling.
Use this cycle for cleaning delicate items
and washable knits that are lightly, moderately, or heavily soiled. A cold wash will
provide 4 minutes of wash time. A warm
wash will provide 6 minutes of wash time.
A hot wash will provide 8 minutes of
wash time.
Permanent Press cycle
The Permanent Press cycle features the
Gentle Wash system, a cool-down rinse,
and low spin speeds to reduce wrinkling.
Use this cycle for cleaning permanent press
and some synthetic fabrics that are lightly,
moderately, or heavily soiled. A cold wash
will provide 4 minutes of wash time. A warm
wash will provide 6 to 8 minutes of wash
time. A hot wash will provide 10 minutes of
wash time.
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Cycle options
You may select different wash time and
water temperature combinations by first
selecting the water temperature (Cold,
Warm, or Hot) and then turning to the new
wash time. For example, for 14 minutes
of wash time in the Normal cycle with
Cold water:
1. Push in the Cycle Control Knob and turn
it clockwise to the Light (Cold) setting.
2. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob and allow
your washer to fill.
3. When your washer has filled, push in and
turn the Cycle Control Knob to Heavy, 14
minutes of wash time.
4. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob.
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Using rinse and spin
(on 2-speed models)
When using extra detergent for heavily
soiled clothes, or washing special-care
items, you may find an extra rinse and spin
is needed.
1. For an additional rinse, push in the Cycle
Control Knob and turn it clockwise to a
Cold Rinse setting, as shown.
2. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob. The
washer fills, agitates, drains, and spins.
Cold
Rinse
Normal
Off
Off
Permanent
Press
Cold
Rinse
Cold
Rinse
Off
Using drain and spin
(on 2-speed models)
A drain and spin may help shorten drying
time for some heavy fabrics or special-care
items by removing excess water.
1. Push in the Cycle Control Knob and turn
it clockwise to a Spin setting, as shown.
2. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob. The
washer drains, then spins.
Normal
Spin
Off
Off
Permanent
Press
Spin
Off
Spin
MAGIC CLEAN® lint filter
(on some models)
The lint filter at the bottom of the washer
basket cleans itself. During agitation, wash
and rinse water passes over the filter,
separating the lint from the water. The lint is
then spun away from the filter and 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.
MAGIC CLEAN
lint filter
Basket
interior
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Understanding what happens in each cycle
When the Cycle Control Knob is set to a
number and pulled out, the washer fills
before agitation and timing start. The washer
begins agitating immediately after filling;
agitation occurs with the washer lid up
or down.
After agitation starts, the Cycle Control
Knob turns clockwise until it points to an
OFF area and the cycle ends.
NOTES:
• The washer pauses briefly throughout
each cycle. These pauses are normal for
washer operation.
• On 2-speed models, a Gentle Wash
system helps protect your fabrics by
reducing wash agitation speed during the
last few minutes of wash agitation in the
Normal and Permanent Press cycles.
WASH
RINSE
Fill
▼
Fill
▼
Wash selected time
▼
Rinse
▼
Drain*
No agitation
▼
Drain-No agitation
▼
* On 2-speed models, the Permanent Press
cycle partially drains, fills, agitates briefly,
and drains.
Spin-Spray rinse
▼
Spin
▼
Spin
▼
Off
Understanding normal washer sounds
Your new washer may make sounds that
your old one didn’t. Because the sounds are
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 drain
The rate that water is drained from your
washer depends on your installation. If water
is drained quickly from the washer, you may
hear air being pulled through the pump. This
happens during the end of draining.
After drain and before spin
During washing
When you select a small load size setting
(on some 2-speed models) for a small wash
load, the water level in your washer is lower.
With this lower water level, you may hear a
clicking sound from the upper portion of the
agitator.
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When the cycle changes from draining to
spinning, you may hear gears engaging.
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Adding liquid chlorine bleach
Always measure liquid chlorine bleach. Do
not guess. Never use more than 1 cup
(250 mL) for a full load. Follow manufacturer’s directions for safe use. Use a cup
with a pouring spout to avoid spilling.
1. Let the washer fill and begin agitating
the load.
2. Add bleach to wash cycle so it can be
removed in the rinse cycle. Pour bleach
around agitator, not directly on load.
• Follow directions on care labels. Do not
use chlorine bleach on wool, silk,
spandex, acetates, or some flameretardant fabrics.
• When soaking with chlorine bleach, add
detergent to soak water.
NOTE: Undiluted bleach will damage any
fabric it touches. The damage appears as
rips, holes, tears, or color loss and may not
show up until several washings later.
Adding liquid fabric softener
• Always dilute fabric softener with 1⁄ 2 to
1 cup (125 to 250 mL) warm water.
Undiluted fabric softener can stain fabrics.
• Add diluted fabric softener only in the
final rinse.
• Fabric softener should not be mixed with
other laundry products because greasy
stains may form. If stains form, remove by
wetting the stain and rubbing with liquid
detergent or a bar of soap. Rewash the
stained item.
• Too much fabric softener can make some
items (diapers and towels) nonabsorbent.
If this happens, use less fabric softener or
do not use it every time.
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Caring for Your Washer
Proper care of your washer can extend its life. This section explains how to care for your
washer properly and safely.
Cleaning your washer
Exterior
Interior
Wipe up detergent, bleach, and other spills
with a soft, damp cloth or
sponge as they occur. Occasionally wipe the outside of
the washer to keep it looking
like new.
Clean interior with 1 cup (250 mL) of chlorine bleach mixed with 2 cups (500 mL) of
detergent. Run washer through a complete
cycle using hot water. Repeat process if
necessary.
Do not put sharp or metal objects in your
washer. They can damage the
finish. Check all pockets for
pins, clips, money, bolts, nuts,
etc. Do not lay these objects
on your washer after emptying
pockets.
NOTE: Remove hard water deposits using
only cleaners labeled as washer safe.
Winter storage or moving 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 (1L) of R.V.-type antifreeze in
the basket.
4. Run washer on a drain and spin setting
(see pages 8 and 11) 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.
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• Turn off the water supply to the washer.
This helps avoid accidental flooding
(due to a water pressure surge) while
you are away.
Laundry Tips
This section reviews proper laundering techniques, gives you additional washing information,
and discusses solutions to common laundering problems.
Preparing clothes for washing
• Close zippers, snaps, and hooks to avoid
snagging other items. Remove
pins, buckles, and other hard
objects to avoid scratching the
washer interior. Remove nonwashable trim and ornaments.
• Empty pockets and turn them inside out.
• Turn down cuffs and brush away lint and dirt.
• Turn synthetic knits inside out to avoid pilling.
• Tie strings and sashes so they will not tangle.
• Mend tears, loose hems, and seams.
• Treat spots and stains. (See “Removing
Stains” on pages 19-21.)
• Stained or wet garments should be washed
promptly for best results.
Sorting
• Separate heavily soiled items from lightly
soiled ones even if they would
normally be washed together.
Separate lint givers (towels,
chenille) from lint takers
(corduroy, synthetics, permanent press). When possible, turn lint givers
inside out.
• Separate dark from light colors, colorfast
items from noncolorfast items.
• Sort by fabric and construction (sturdy
cottons, knits, delicate items).
Loading
• Drop items into washer loosely. Fill to the
top of the basket, but do not
pack or wrap items around the
agitator. Items should move
easily through wash water
for best cleaning and wrinklefree results. Items should sink and
reappear later.
• To reduce wrinkling, permanent press and
synthetic knits should have more room
to move in the water than heavy items
(towels, jeans).
• Overloading or packing can:
– cause poor cleaning.
– increase wrinkling.
– create excessive lint.
– wear out items faster (because of pilling).
• Load by the amount of space items take
up, not by their weight.
• Mix large and small items in each load.
Load evenly to maintain
washer balance. An offbalance load can make the
machine vibrate during spin.
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Loading suggestions
Following are suggested full-sized loads.
EXTRA LARGE CAPACITY WASHERS
Heavy Work
Clothes
2 pair pants
3 shirts
3 pair jeans
1 coverall
Knits
2 slacks
2 blouses
4 shirts
4 tops
2 dresses
Permanent Press
1 double sheet
1 tablecloth
1 dress
1 blouse
2 slacks
3 shirts
2 pillowcases
Mixed Load
2 double or
1 king size
sheet(s)
4 pillowcases
6 T-shirts
6 pair shorts
2 shirts
2 blouses
6 handkerchiefs
Towels
8 bath towels
8 hand towels
10 wash cloths
1 bath mat
Mixed Load
3 double sheets
4 pillowcases
8 T-shirts
6 pair shorts
2 shirts
2 blouses
8 handkerchiefs
Towels
10 bath towels
10 hand towels
14 wash cloths
1 bath mat
Delicates
2 camisoles
4 slips
4 panties
2 bras
2 nighties
SUPER CAPACITY PLUS WASHERS
Heavy Work
Clothes
3 pair pants
3 shirts
4 pair jeans
1 coverall
1 overall
Knits
3 slacks
3 blouses
6 shirts
4 tops
4 dresses
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Permanent Press
2 double or
1 king size sheet(s)
1 tablecloth
1 dress
1 blouse
2 slacks
3 shirts
2 pillowcases
Delicates
3 camisoles
1 quilted robe
4 slips
4 panties
2 bras
2 nighties
1 baby’s dress
LAU N DRY TIPS
Water guidelines
Selecting water temperatures
WASH WATER
TEMPERATURE* SUGGESTED FABRICS
COMMENTS
HOT
130°F (54°C)
or above
• Work clothes
• Sturdy whites/colorfast
pastels
• Diapers
• Best cleaning for heavily soiled items
• Removes oils, perspiration, greasy
soils, and stains
• Prevents graying or yellowing
WARM
90-110°F
(32-44°C)
• Dark/noncolorfast colors
• Permanent press items
• Nylon, polyester, acrylics,
silks, woollens
• Knits/delicate fabrics
• Best for moderately soiled to lightly
soiled items
• Safe for most fabric finishes
• Less fading and dye bleeding
• Reduces wrinkling
COLD
70-90°F
(21-32°C)
• Extra-sensitive colors
• Noncolorfast items
• Hand washables
• Best for very lightly soiled items
• Saves hot water
• Best rinse water temperature
* Hot wash water is available on some models. The washer features cold rinses for all wash
temperatures.
Checking hot water
temperature
Your hot water should be 130°F (54°C) or
above. If you do not know your hot water
temperature, you can check it easily. You
may need to raise the temperature of your
water heater. To check your hot water:
1. Fill a pan with the hottest water available
from the faucet that fills your washer.
NOTE: If you do not have a faucet at your
washer site, collect the water from the
faucet closest to your washer.
2. Place a candy thermometer or cooking
thermometer in the water to check the
temperature.
NOTE: In wash water temperatures colder
than 70°F (21°C), detergents do not dissolve
well. Also, soils may be difficult to remove,
and some fabrics may retain wear wrinkles
and may have increased pilling.
Water hardness
Many poor washing results can be traced to
the hardness of the wash water. To check
your water hardness:
• City water – ask the city water company.
• Well water – ask the local water authority.
Ask for the mineral content in grains/gallon
or parts/million. If your water is more than
8 grains/gallon or more than 137 parts/
million, you should consider:
• Installing a water softener.
• Using more detergent.
• Using a packaged water conditioner.
• Not using soap.
Saving energy
• Wash full loads.
• Avoid rewashing. Use enough detergent
and pretreat stains or heavy soils. Use the
cycles and wash times recommended for
the fabric and soil.
• Use your washer during off-peak hours –
usually early morning and late evening.
(Ask your power company.)
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Washing special-care items
Most garments and household textiles have care labels with laundering instructions. Always
follow care label directions when they are available. Below are general washing instructions for some special washables.
ITEM
CARE INSTRUCTIONS
Blankets
(electric or woolen)
Pretreat spots and stains. Select wash cycle according to the type
of blanket being washed. An extra rinse may be necessary (see
pages 8 and 11 for rinse and spin information). Check care label to
see if manufacturer recommends machine washing.
Curtains, drapes,
slipcovers
Wash small loads. Crowding may cause wrinkling. Replace
slipcovers while still slightly damp. They will dry to fit tightly.
NOTE: Sun-damaged curtains and draperies will tear whether
hand or machine washed.
Diapers
When using chlorine bleach for soaking, add extra detergent to
the load. Avoid overuse of fabric softeners – absorbency will be
reduced.
Elastic, spandex
Elastic picks up oil from the body. Oil can damage elastic. Wash
often to reduce the damage. Use warm water and sufficient
detergent to remove oils. Do not use chlorine bleach.
Flame-retardant
clothing
Items will be clearly labeled as flame-retardant. Follow
manufacturer’s instructions to retain flame-retardant qualities.
Knits
Knits are comfortable to wear because they stretch. However,
this means that knits are more likely to be stretched and damaged when washed (especially bulky knits). Knits made of
synthetic fabrics such as polyester, nylon, and acrylic tend to
keep their original shape more than a knit made of cotton
or ramie.
Pillows, stuffed
toys
Washing feather pillows is not recommended unless they will be
dried in a dryer.
Plastic, rubber
items
Treat as delicate items. Wash in warm water. Wash small items
in a mesh bag.
Quilts, bedspreads
Do not wash cotton-filled comforters unless they are quilted or
stitched. Tucked cotton batting tends to slip and become lumpy.
An extra rinse may be necessary.
Scatter rugs
Shake or vacuum rugs to remove loose dirt. Wash more than one
rug at a time. If washing only one rug, add bath towels to balance
the load.
Snowsuits, jackets
Wash only one or two items at a time. You may need to stop the
washer occasionally to press air from the items being washed.
An extra rinse may be necessary.
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Removing Stains
Stained, heavily soiled, or greasy items may need to be prewashed or soaked for best
results. Soaking helps remove protein-type stains like blood, milk, or grass. Prewashing helps
loosen soil before washing.
Stain removal rules
• Use warm water for soaking or prewashing
stained laundry. Hot water can set stains.
• Most stains are easier to remove when
they are fresh. Old or set stains may not
come out. Follow package directions for
pretreatment products.
• Before treating any stain, find out what
kind of stain it is, how old the stain is, what
kind of fabric it is, and if the fabric is
colorfast. (Check the care label.)
• Washing and drying can set some stains.
• Start with cold or warm water. Hot water
can set some stains.
• When bleach is recommended, use a
bleach that is safe for the fabric.
• Test stain removers on an inside seam or
hidden corner of the item to see if the color
is removed.
• Put the stained area face down on a paper
towel or white cloth. Apply the stain
remover to the back of the stain. This
forces the stain off the fabric instead of
through it.
• Meat tenderizer or enzyme presoaks help
break down some protein stains so they
are easier to remove.
Stain removal guide
STAIN
TO REMOVE
Alcoholic
beverage
These stains turn brown with age, so treat immediately. Sponge or soak
fresh stains with cold water. Wash. If stain remains, soak 15 minutes in a
solution of lukewarm water, liquid detergent, and a few drops of white
vinegar. Rinse. Wash.
Blood
Rinse immediately or soak in cold water with enzyme presoak for 30
minutes or longer. Rinse. Rub detergent into any remaining stains. Rinse.
If stain remains, put a few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide on stain for 3-5
minutes. Rinse thoroughly. Wash.
Chewing
gum
Use ice to make gum hard. Scrape off what you can. Sponge with a
nonflammable fabric cleaner. Let dry. Wash.
Chocolate
or coffee
Sponge immediately with a nonflammable fabric cleaner or apply a prewash
soil and stain remover. Rinse. Wash. If stain remains, apply a liquid detergent to stain or soak in warm water with an enzyme presoak. Rewash.
Crayon and
candle wax
Scrape off excess with a dull knife. Place fabric between two blotters or
facial tissue. Press with warm iron. Remove color stain with nonflammable
fabric cleaner. Hand wash until stain is gone. If full load is crayon stained,
take to cleaners or coin-operated dry cleaning machine.
Cream,
milk, or
ice cream
Sponge with a nonflammable fabric cleaner, or a prewash soil and stain
remover. Rinse. Wash. Repeat if necessary. If stain remains, apply a few
drops of liquid detergent and a few drops of ammonia. Blot dry and rinse.
If stain remains, soak in an enzyme presoak. Wash.
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R EM O V IN G S T AINS
STAIN
TO REMOVE
Deodorants
and antiperspirants
Light stain: Treat with liquid detergent or your regular laundry detergent.
Wash in hottest water safe for fabric.
Heavy stain: Place face down on towel and treat with a paste of ammonia and color safe bleach. Let stand for 30 minutes. Wash in hottest water
safe for fabric.
wWARNING
Fire Hazard
Do not wash or dry items soiled with vegetable or cooking oils
because they may contain some oil after laundering.
Doing so can result in death or fire.
Fat, grease,
or oil
Items soiled with vegetable or cooking oil should not be washed or dried.
For other types of greasy stains, use one of the methods below:
• Use pretreatment stain remover. Follow label directions. Wash in hottest
water safe for fabric.
• Use talcum powder to absorb as much grease as possible. Sponge with
a nonflammable fabric cleaner. Rinse. Wash.
• Treat with liquid detergent or rub a detergent paste on the stain. Wash
using hottest water safe for fabric.
Fruit stains
Fresh stains: Soak immediately in cool water. Wash. If stain remains,
cover area with a paste made of color safe bleach, a few drops of hot
water, and a few drops of ammonia. Wait 15 to 30 minutes. Wash.
Old stains: Sponge with white vinegar. Rinse. Repeat procedure for
fresh stains.
Grass or
green
vegetables
Soak in warm or cold water with an enzyme presoak for at least 30 minutes, or sponge with denatured alcohol. Wash in water temperature and
bleach safe for the fabric. For colored fabrics, check colorfastness before
applying alcohol. For acetate, sponge with a nonflammable fabric cleaner.
If stain remains, bleach with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Rinse. Rewash.
Ink or
ballpoint
pen ink
Spray stain with an aerosol hair spray or rubbing alcohol. Sponge stain
continuously until all bleeding stops. Let dry. Repeat if necessary. Wash.
If stain remains, bleach if safe for fabric. (India and other indelible inks are
almost impossible to remove completely.)
Iron or rust
Colored or noncolorfast items: Apply lemon juice and salt. Place in the
sun to dry. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary.
White or colorfast items: Try a rust remover. Test first on inside seam or
hem. Some rust removers are not washer safe. Follow package directions.
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REM O VIN G STAIN S
STAIN
TO REMOVE
Ketchup
or tomato
products
Sponge immediately with a nonflammable fabric cleaner or apply a
prewash soil and stain remover. Rinse. Wash. If stain remains, apply a
liquid detergent to stain or soak in warm water with an enzyme presoak.
Rewash.
Lipstick
Apply nonflammable fabric cleaner or prewash soil and stain remover.
Blot with absorbent material. Repeat if necessary. Rinse. If stain still
remains, rub with liquid detergent. Wash.
Meat juice,
egg
Scrape off excess with a dull knife. Soak in cold or warm water with
enzyme presoak at least 30 minutes, or treat stains with a nonflammable
fabric cleaner. Wash.
Mildew
Wash in hottest water safe for fabric. If stain remains, soak in warm water
and a color safe bleach for 15 to 30 minutes. Rewash. (Old mildew stains
are almost impossible to remove. Mildew fungus destroys or weakens
fabrics.) An alternative to bleach is to treat with salt and lemon juice and
dry in direct sunlight. Rinse and rewash. Mildew may form if wet or damp
laundry remains in your washer for extended periods of time. To prevent
mildew, promptly dry laundry after washing.
Mustard
Treat immediately. Scrape off excess mustard. Sponge with a nonflammable fabric cleaner or a prewash soil and stain remover. Rinse. Work
liquid detergent and a few drops of vinegar into stain. Rinse. If stain
remains, apply 3% hydrogen peroxide. Rinse and wash.
Paint
Hand wash paint-stained items.
Water base: Treat stains while still wet. (These paints cannot be removed
after they have dried.) Rinse in warm water to flush out paint. Sponge with
a nonflammable fabric cleaner. Rinse. Wash.
Oil base: Scrape off fresh paint. Sponge with a nonflammable fabric
cleaner. While stain is still wet with solvent, rub liquid detergent into it.
Wash with hottest water safe for fabric.
Perspiration
Remove stains before ironing. Perspiration stains may weaken fabric.
Wash or sponge stain thoroughly with detergent and warm water. If
perspiration has changed the color of the fabric, use one of the following
treatments:
Fresh stains: Apply ammonia to stain. Rinse. Launder to remove
ammonia odor.
Old stains: Apply white vinegar to stain. Rinse. Launder to remove
vinegar odor.
Scorch
Severe scorch cannot be removed. Wet stain with 3% hydrogen peroxide.
Cover with a dry cloth and press with an iron as hot as is safe for fabric.
Rinse well. Wash.
OR
Wet with lemon juice and spread in the sun to dry. Wash.
Soft drinks
Sponge immediately with cold water and alcohol. Heat and detergent may
set stain.
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Troubleshooting
Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Check the following
list for common laundry problems and the next page for common washer problems. If you
need further assistance, see page 24.
Common laundry problems
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Brown, yellow
stains
• Chlorine staining
• Iron in water heater or pipes; iron and manganese in water
Dye transfer
• Improper sorting
• Load not immediately removed from washer after end of cycle
Gray whites,
dingy colors
• Improper sorting
• Water temperature too low
• Not enough detergent
• Using soap in very hard water (use detergent in hard water)
Greasy looking
spots
• Fabric softener poured directly on clothes
• Not enough detergent
Lint
• Improper sorting
• Paper or tissue in pockets
• Pilling being mistaken for lint
• Not enough detergent
Load too wet
after spin
• Cycle stopped before spinning is complete
Shrinking
• Fabric type (some knits stretch during manufacturing –
laundering returns fabric to original size)
• Care label directions not followed
Snags, rips,
and holes
• Items damaged before washing
• Misuse of chlorine bleach (do not pour directly on clothes)
• Sharp items not removed from pockets; fasteners not fastened
Stiff, rough
fabrics
• Using soap in very hard water (use detergent in hard water)
• Not enough detergent
• Line drying
Twisting/
Tangling
• Overloading
• Clothes wrapped around agitator
Wrinkling
• Overloading (leave more room for permanent press and knits)
• Load not immediately removed from washer after cycle
• Cycle selection incorrect
Yellow areas
(from body oils)
• Water temperature too low
• Not enough detergent
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TRO U BLESH O O TIN G
Common washer problems
Before calling for service, check these:
Is the lid closed?
▼
Is the Cycle Control Knob set and pulled out?
▼
Is the power cord firmly plugged into a live outlet with proper voltage?
▼
Have you blown a household fuse or tripped a circuit breaker?
▼
Are both the hot and cold water faucets turned on?
▼
Are the water hoses kinked or clogged?
▼
Is the drain hose higher than the water level in the washer? It must be higher
for proper operation.
▼
Is the washer making noises (see page 12), or vibrating?
Is the wash load properly distributed around the agitator?
NOTE: Washer stops briefly during a wash cycle. These pauses are normal.
If none of these items was causing your problem, see “Requesting Assistance or Service” on
page 24.
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Requesting Assistance
or Service
Before calling for assistance or service, please check “Troubleshooting” on pages 22-23. It
may save you the cost of a service call. If you still need help, follow the instructions below.
1. If you need assistance* …
Call the Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number.
Dial toll-free from anywhere
in the U.S.A.:
1-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained
consultants. The consultant can instruct you
in how to obtain satisfactory operation from
your appliance or, if service is necessary,
recommend a qualified service company in
your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 North M-63
Benton Harbor, MI 49022-2692
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
2. If you need service* …
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of
authorized Whirlpool service
companies. Whirlpool service
technicians are trained to fulfill
the product warranty and
provide after-warranty service,
anywhere in the United States. To locate the
authorized Whirlpool service company in
your area, call our Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number (see Step 1) or
look in your telephone directory Yellow
Pages under:
•APPLIANCE-HOUSEHOLDMAJOR, SERVICE & REPAIR
- See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Example: XYZ Service Co.)
3. If you need FSP®
replacement parts …
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your WHIRLPOOL®
appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit
right and work right, because they are made
to the same exacting specifications used to
build every new WHIRLPOOL appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 2 or call the Whirlpool
Consumer Assistance Center number in
Step 1.
4. If you are not satisfied
with how the problem
was solved …
• Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Program (MACAP). MACAP is a
group of independent consumer experts
that voices consumer views at the highest
levels of the major appliance industry.
• Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer, and Whirlpool have
failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Program
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
• MACAP will in turn inform us of your
action.
Gearcase assembly
covered by your
warranty
• WASHING MACHINES &
DRYERS, SERVICE & REPAIR
- See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorized Whirlpool Service
(Example: XYZ Service Co.)
* When asking for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model
and serial numbers, and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us
respond properly to your request.
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N O TE S
N O TES
25
N O TE S
26
N O TES
N O TES
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WHIRLPOOL
Automatic Washer Warranty
®
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE
FSP® replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized Whirlpool service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE
FSP replacement parts for any part of gearcase assembly if
defective in materials or workmanship. The gearcase assembly
is shown in the “Requesting Assistance or Service” section of
this book.
FSP replacement parts for any top and lid rust.
LIMITED TEN-YEAR
WARRANTY
FROM DATE OF
PURCHASE
FSP replacement parts for outer tub should it crack, or fail to
contain water, due to defective materials or workmanship.
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your washer.
2. Instruct you how to use your washer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
B. Repairs when your washer is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your washer is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to your washer caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of
products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during the limited warranties.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the
appliance.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact
your authorized Whirlpool dealer.
If you need 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 or by calling our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number,
1-800-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A.
PART NO. 3363571
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® Registered Trademark/TM Trademark of Whirlpool, U.S.A.
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