Frigidaire 131842800 Washer User Manual

TUMBLE ACTION
WASHER
Gallery
OWNER’S
GUIDE
Warranty and Service.................................2
Warranty and Service (U.S.)
2
Product Registration..................................3
Product Registration
3
Important
Safety
Instructions................3-4
Important Safety Instructions
3-4
Washing Procedures...............................5-7
Washing Procedures
5-7
Stain
Removal.........................................7-8
Stain Removal
7-8
Common
Washing
Problems....................9
Common Washing Problems
9
Care and Cleaning............................10-11
Care and Cleaning
10-11
Avoid
Avoid
ServiceService
Checklist Checklist.....................11-12
11-12
Service
(Canada).....................................13
Service
(Canada)
13
Warranty
(Canada)................................14
Warranty (Canada)
14
P/N 131842800 (9903)
FRIGIDAIRE GALLERY
Tumble Action Washer Warranty
Keep your sales receipt!
WARRANTY LENGTH:
FRIGIDAIRE WILL PAY FOR:
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
Labor and replacement parts which prove to be defective in materials or workmanship.
Any warranty service must be provided by Frigidaire or an authorized Frigidaire
service company.
LIMITED 2nd-5th YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
Replacement part for the motor, driven pulley or motor controller
which prove to be defective.
LIMITED 2nd-25th YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
Replacement part for an inner wash basket that breaks due to a defect in materials or
workmanship. (Excludes Alaska)
FRIGIDAIRE WILL NOT PAY FOR:
1. Service calls where the problem is not the fault of the washer. Below are some, but not every example
of issues where you must pay the service call cost.
Service calls to:
• remove shipping devices or to level your washer
• correct leaks at water inlet hose connections
• correct improper placement of drain hose in your drain
• advise you on proper setting of controls or to instruct you how to use the washer
Service calls where the problem is due to:
• house wiring faults, improper electrical voltage, blown house fuse, tripped circuit breaker
• slow or backed-up drain, weak (spongy) floor, insects or rodents causing the problem
• frozen water lines in the washer or house
• washer installed outside, exposed to the elements
2. Repairs for washer used in a commercial application or more than single-family household use.
3. Repairs for delivery damage to your washer or damage caused by misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of parts or
servicers not authorized by Frigidaire.
4. Any labor costs during the limited warranties.
5. Travel costs of servicer to your home in the state of Alaska.
6. Pickup, delivery or installation of your washer.
7. Repairs on products with serial plates that have been altered, removed, or cannot be read.
8. Consequential or incidental damages such as property damage and incidental expenses resulting from any breach
of this written or any implied warranty. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or
consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Keep your sales receipt. The date on the receipt establishes the warranty period should service be required. This written
warranty gives you specific rights. You may also have other rights which vary from state to state. If you need service, first
read “Avoid Service Checklist” section of this booklet. If service is still needed, contact Frigidaire Home Products Consumer Service or an authorized Frigidaire servicer. For information on where to obtain service, contact our Consumer
Assistance Center at 1-800-944-9044.
Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. This warranty made
by White Consolidated Industries, Inc. applies only in the 50 states of the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico.
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Important Safety Instructions
Product Registration
Thank you for choosing this
washer. This owner's guide will
explain proper operation and care.
Record Your Model and Serial
Numbers
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when
using this washer, comply with the basic warnings listed below.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
Record below the model and serial
numbers found on the washer serial
plate located at the top, inside of the
door opening. Keep these numbers
and the dated sales receipt for future
reference.
Prevent Fire
Model Number __________________
Do not put oily or greasy rags or clothing on top of the washer.
These substances give off vapors that could ignite the materials.
Serial Number ___________________
Date of Purchase _________________
Register Your Product
The self-addressed PRODUCT
REGISTRATION CARD should be
filled in completely, signed and
returned.
Instructional Video
An instructional video has been
included with your washer. It
highlights features unique to this
tumble action washer and will help
you operate your washer correctly.
This video is especially helpful if your
previous washer was a vertical-axis
model.
This Owner's Guide provides general
operating instructions for your washer.
It also contains information about
features for several other models. Your
washer may not have every feature
included here.
Use the washer only as instructed in
this Owner's Guide and the Operating
Instructions card included with your
washer.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors or liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
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Read all instructions before using this washer.
Do not wash items that have been previously cleaned in, soaked in,
or spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents, kerosene, cooking oils, waxes, etc. Do
not store these items on or near the washer. These substances give off vapors or
chemical reactions that could ignite or explode.
Do not add gasoline, 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 the washer, turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow from each
for several minutes. This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. Hydrogen
gas is flammable; do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire, explosion, serious
bodily injury and/or damage to the rubber or plastic parts of the washer.
Protect Children
Do not allow children to play on or in the washer. Close supervision
of children is necessary when the washer is used near children. As children grow,
teach them the proper, safe use of all appliances.
Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other packing materials after
the washer is unpacked. Children might use them for play. Cartons covered with
rugs, bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight chambers.
Keep laundry products out of children's reach. To prevent personal
injury, observe all warnings on product labels.
Before the washer is removed from service or discarded, remove the
washer door to prevent accidental entrapment.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
1999 White Consolidated Industries, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Printed in U.S.A.
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Important Safety
Instructions (continued)
Avoid fire hazard or
electrical shock. Do not use an
adaptor plug or extension cord or
remove grounding prong from
electrical power cord. Failure to
follow this warning can cause
serious injury, fire or death.
Grounding type
wall receptacle
Do not under any
circumstances, cut,
remove, or bypass the
grounding prong from
this plug.
Prevent Injury
To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during operation, the
washer must be installed and electrically grounded by a qualified service person in
accordance with local codes. Installation instructions are packed in the washer for
installer's reference. Refer to INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for detailed grounding
procedures. If the washer is moved to a new location, have it checked and
reinstalled by a qualified service person.
To prevent personal injury or damage to the washer, the electrical
power cord of the washer must be plugged into a properly grounded and polarized
3-prong outlet. The third grounding prong must never be removed. Never
ground the washer to a gas pipe. Do not use an extension cord or an
adaptor plug.
Follow package directions when using laundry products. Incorrect
usage can produce poisonous gas--resulting in serious injury or death.
• Do not combine laundry products for use in 1 load unless specified on the
label.
• Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acids such as vinegar.
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Power supply cord with 3-prong
grounding plug
CORRECT
Use this way ONLY
Do not use or mix
liquid chlorine bleach with other
household chemicals such as toilet
cleaners, rust removers, acid or
products containing ammonia.
These mixtures can produce
dangerous fumes which can cause
serious injury or death.
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To prevent serious personal injury and damage to the washer:
All repairs and servicing must be performed by an authorized servicer
unless specifically recommended in this Owner's Guide. Use only authorized
factory parts.
Do not tamper with controls.
Do not install or store the washer where it will be exposed to the weather.
Do not install on carpet. Install washer on a solid floor. It may be necessary
to reinforce the floor to prevent vibration or movement.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect this appliance from
the power supply before attempting any user maintenance. Turning the controls
to the OFF position does not disconnect this appliance from the power supply.
To prevent injury, do not reach into the washer while parts are
moving. Before loading, unloading or adding items, push in the cycle selector knob
and allow the drum to coast to a complete stop before reaching inside.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
This washer is equipped with an electrical overload protector. The motor will
stop if it becomes overheated. The washer will automatically restart after a cool
down period of up to 30 minutes, if the washer has not been manually turned off
during this time.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Note: The instructions appearing in
this Owner's Guide are not meant to
cover every possible condition and
situation that may occur. Common
sense and caution must be practiced
when installing, operating and
maintaining any appliance.
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Washing Procedures
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Follow the guidelines below for preparing the wash load.
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Read the Operating Instructions card for operating your specific model.
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Always read and follow fabric care and laundry product labels.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons, read
Important Safety Instructions, pages 3-4, before operating this washer.
1. Sort laundry into loads that can be washed together.
Sort laundry into loads that can be
washed together.
Sort items by recommended water temperatures and wash time.
• Separate white, light, and colorfast items from dark and noncolorfast
items.
• Separate items which shed lint from items which attract lint. Permanent
press, synthetic, knit and corduroy items will pick up lint from towels, rugs
and chenille bedspreads.
• Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled items.
• Separate lacy, sheer and loosely knit items from sturdy items.
• Do not machine wash items containing fiberglass. Small particles of
fiberglass left in the drum may stick to fabrics in other loads and cause skin
irritation.
2. Prepare items for washing.
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Empty pockets.
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Empty pockets.
Brush off lint and dirt. Shake out rugs and beach towels.
Close zippers, fasten hooks, tie strings and sashes, and remove nonwashable
trims and ornaments.
Remove pins, decorative buttons, belt buckles, and other objects which
could be damaged. This also helps protect other items in the wash load.
Mend rips and tears to prevent further damage during washing.
Place delicate items such as bras, shoulder pads, hosiery, and belts in a
mesh bag to prevent tangling during the wash cycle.
Turn knit items inside out to prevent pilling.
3. Pretreat stains and heavy soil.
See Stain Removal, pages 7-8, for details.
4. Add laundry load to washer.
Place delicate items in a mesh bag.
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Combine large and small items in a load. Load large items first. Large items
should not be more than half the total wash load.
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Washing single items such as a sweater, towel or jeans may cause an outof-balance load. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.
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Single heavy items such as a bedspread can be washed separately.
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The washer can be fully loaded, but the items should not be tightly packed.
The door should close easily.
Add laundry load to washer.
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5. Add detergent, bleach and fabric softener to automatic dispenser following these steps:
B. DETERGENT
• Add measured detergent to the detergent
compartment of the dispenser drawer.
• Detergent is flushed from the dispenser at the
beginning of the cycle. Either powdered or liquid
detergent can be used. Note: Liquid detergent will
drain into the washer drum as it is added.
• Low sudsing detergent is recommended for this
washer. Use the manufacturer's recommended
amount.
• If low sudsing detergent is not available, a reduced
amount of regular detergent may be used. Because
reducing the amount of detergent may reduce
cleaning, it is important to pretreat stains, sort carefully
by color and soil level, and avoid overloading.
• Detergent usage may need to be adjusted for water
temperature, water hardness, size and soil level of the
load.
• For best results, avoid oversudsing.
A. OPENING AND CLOSING THE DISPENSER DRAWER
• Slowly open the dispenser drawer by first sliding the
safety latch to the right, then pulling the drawer out
until it stops.
• After adding laundry products, slowly close the
dispenser drawer. Closing the drawer too quickly
could result in early dispensing of the bleach and
fabric softener.
• Laundry products used with powder or liquid
detergent, such as color-safe bleach, water
conditioner, detergent booster, and enzyme products
should be added to the empty tub before loading.
Note: From time to time you may see water in the
bleach and fabric softener compartments. This is a result
of the siphoning action and is part of the normal
operation of the washer.
C. LIQUID BLEACH
• If desired, measure out the recommended amount of
liquid chlorine bleach (not to exceed 1/3 cup (80 mL))
and pour it into the center compartment labeled
"Liquid Bleach" and marked with this symbol
.
• Do not exceed the maximum fill line. Overfilling can
cause early dispensing of the bleach which could
result in damaged clothes.
• Do not pour undiluted liquid chlorine bleach directly
onto the load or into the drum. Fabric damage can
occur.
• Do not use powdered bleach in the dispenser.
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D. FABRIC SOFTENER
• If desired, pour the recommended amount of fabric
softener into the compartment labeled "Fabric
Softener" and marked with this symbol
.
• Dilute concentrated softeners with warm water to the
Fill Line.
• Do not exceed the maximum fill line. Overfilling can
cause early dispensing of the fabric softener which
could result in stained clothes.
• Do not pour fabric softener directly on the wash
load.
• Use of a fabric softener dispensing ball is not
recommended in tumble action washers.
Washing Procedures
(continued)
6. Set cycle selector knob and washer controls according to
type, size, and soil level of each load.
(See Operating Instructions card for your specific model controls.)
7. Start the washer.
Close the washer door and pull out the cycle selector knob. For your safety, the
door will automatically lock during the entire wash cycle. The Door Lock indicator
light will remain lit until the cycle ends.
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Washer will fill and tumble.
To stop the washer, push in the cycle selector knob.
To open the door during tumbling, push in the cycle selector knob. Wait for
the water to run off of the door.
To change a cycle, push in the cycle selector knob and turn it clockwise to
the desired setting. Pull out the knob to restart the washer.
To open the door during a spin cycle, push in the cycle selector knob. The
Door Lock indicator light will turn off. Wait 1-2 minutes for the lock to
release. The door can then be opened. Do not force open the locked door.
8. Remove items when the cycle is completed.
Place washed items in automatic dryer, line dry, or dry flat as directed by fabric
care label. Excess wrinkling, color transfer or odors may develop in items left in
the washer after the cycle has ended.
9. General Precautions
• If the dispenser drawer is pulled out more than 1-1/2" when the
washer is in operation, the washer will shut off. The Door Lock indicator
light will turn off and the door will be unlocked. Slowly close the drawer, and
the washer will automatically resume operation.
• Do not slam the washer door closed or try to force the door open when
locked (Door Lock light ON). This could result in damage to the washer.
Do not store or place laundry products
on top of washer at any time. They can
damage the finish or controls.
• DO NOT leave the washer door open. An open door could entice children
to hang on the door or crawl inside the washer.
• To avoid damaging the washer and personal injury, DO NOT hang on or lean
against the washer door.
• Do not place detergent, bleach or fabric softener containers on top of the
washer. They can damage the finish or controls.
Stain Removal
Do not use or mix
liquid chlorine bleach with other
household chemicals such as toilet
cleaners, rust removers, acid or
products containing ammonia.
These mixtures can produce
dangerous fumes which can cause
serious injury or death.
Safe Stain Removal Procedures
To reduce the risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property,
comply with the basic warnings listed below:
• Read and comply with all instructions on stain removal products.
• Keep stain removal products in their original labeled containers and out of
children's reach.
• Thoroughly wash any utensil used.
• Do not combine stain removal products, especially ammonia and chlorine
bleach. Dangerous fumes may result.
• Never wash items which have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked
in or spotted with gasoline, dry cleaning solvents or other flammable or
explosive substances because they give off vapors that could ignite or
explode.
• Never use highly flammable solvents, such as gasoline, inside the home.
Vapors can explode on contact with flames or sparks.
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Follow fabric care label instructions.
For successful stain removal:
• Remove stains promptly.
• Determine the kind of stain, then follow the recommended treatment in
the stain removal chart below.
• To pretreat stains, use a prewash product, liquid detergent, or a paste made
from granular detergent and water.
• Use cold water on unknown stains because hot water can set stains.
• Check care label instructions for treatments to avoid on specific fabrics.
• Check for colorfastness by testing stain remover on an inside seam.
• Rinse and wash items after stain removal.
Stain Removal
STAIN
TREATMENT
Adhesive tape, chewing gum,
rubber cement
Apply ice. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on paper towels. Saturate with prewash stain remover or
nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.
Baby formula, dairy products,
egg
Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains. Soak for 30 minutes or more. Wash.
Beverages (coffee, tea, soda,
juice, alcoholic beverages)
Pretreat stain. Wash using cold water and bleach safe for fabric.
Blood
Rinse with cold water. Rub with bar soap. Or, pretreat or soak with product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach
safe for fabric.
Candle wax, crayon
Scrape off surface wax. Place stain face down between paper towels. Press with warm iron until wax is absorbed.
Replace paper towels frequently. Treat remaining stain with prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning
fluid. Hand wash to remove solvent. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Chocolate
Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Collar or cuff soil, cosmetics
Pretreat with prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap.
Dye transfer on white fabric
Use packaged color remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Grass
Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Grease, oil, tar (butter, fats,
salad dressing, cooking oils,
car grease, motor oils)
Scrape residue from fabric. Pretreat. Wash using hottest water safe for fabric. For heavy stains and tar, apply
nonflammable dry cleaning fluid to back of stain. Replace towels under stain frequently. Rinse thoroughly. Wash using
hottest water safe for fabric.
Ink
Some inks may be impossible to remove. Washing may set some inks. Use prewash stain remover, denatured alcohol
or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.
Mildew, scorch
Wash with chlorine bleach if safe for fabric. Or, soak in oxygen bleach and hot water before washing. Badly mildewed
fabrics may be permanently damaged.
Mud
Brush off dry mud. Pretreat or soak with product containing enzymes.
Mustard, tomato
Pretreat with prewash stain remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Nail polish
May be impossible to remove. Place stain face down on paper towels. Apply nail polish remover to back of stain.
Repeat, replacing paper towels frequently. Do not use on acetate fabrics.
Paint, varnish
WATER BASED: Rinse fabric in cool water while stain is wet. Wash. Once paint is dry, it cannot be removed. OIL BASED
AND VARNISH: Use solvent recommended on can label. Rinse thoroughly before washing.
Perspiration
Use prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap. Rinse. Wash using nonchlorine bleach in hottest water safe for fabric.
Rust, brown or yellow
discoloration
For spots, use rust remover safe for fabric. For discoloration of an entire load, use phosphate detergent and
nonchlorine bleach. Do not use chlorine bleach because it may intensify discoloration.
Shoe polish
LIQUID: Pretreat with a paste of granular detergent and water. PASTE: Scrape residue from fabric. Pretreat with
prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid. Rinse. Rub detergent into dampened area. Wash using
bleach safe for fabric.
Urine, vomit, mucus, feces
Pretreat or soak in product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
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Common Washing Problems
Many washing problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory
washing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
PREVENTIVE MEASURES
Blue stains
•Undiluted liquid detergent or fabric
softener dispensed directly onto
fabric.
•If caused by detergent, mix 1 cup (240 ml)
white vinegar with 1 quart (.95 L) water in a
plastic container. Soak item 1 hour. Rinse.
•If caused by fabric softener, rub stains with
bar soap. Wash.
•Avoid overfilling detergent and fabric softener
compartments of dispenser.
Discoloration,
graying
•Not enough detergent.
•Wash water temperature too low.
•Incorrect sorting.
•Rewash with correct amount of detergent
and hottest water safe for fabric. Add
bleach safe for fabric.
•Sort items by soil level and color.
•Use correct amount of detergent, hottest
water and bleach safe for fabric.
Greasy, oily stains
•Not enough detergent.
•Undiluted liquid fabric softener
poured directly on fabric.
•Treat with prewash stain remover or liquid
detergent.
•Increase detergent and water temperature.
Rewash.
•Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap.
•Use correct amount of detergent and hottest
water safe for fabric.
•Do not pour liquid fabric softener directly
on fabric. See Washing Procedures for
directions on adding softener.
Holes, tears, or
snags
•Incorrect use of chlorine bleach.
•Unfastened zippers, hooks, buckles.
•Rips, tears and broken threads.
•Overloading the washer.
•Degradation of fabric.
•May be irreversible if rips, tears and seams
cannot be mended.
•Never pour chlorine bleach directly on fabric.
•Check condition of items before washing. See
Washing Procedures for preparing and
loading the wash load and adding chlorine
bleach.
Lint
•Incorrect sorting.
•Tissues left in pocket.
•Overloading the washer.
•Not enough detergent.
•Undissolved detergent has left a
residue resembling lint.
•Static cling is attracting lint.
•Load washed too long.
•Reduce load size. Rewash using correct
water temperature, water level, and
amount of detergent.
•Add nonprecipitating water conditioner to
wash water to remove detergent residue.
• Add liquid fabric softener to final rinse.
•Dry load in dryer.
•Remove lint with lint brush or roller.
•See Washing Procedures for sorting and
preparing the wash load.
•Do not overload washer.
•Use correct temperature and amount of
detergent, water and wash time.
Pilling
(Fibers break off, ball
up and cling to
fabric.)
•Pilling is normal with synthetic and
permanent press fabrics. This is due
to abrasion from normal wear.
Residue or powder
on dark items;
Stiff, harsh fabrics.
•Undissolved detergent.
•Some nonphosphate granular
detergents can combine with hard
water minerals to form a residue.
•Overloading the washer.
•Rewash load.
•Increase water temperature using hottest
water safe for fabric.
•Do not overload washer.
•Use liquid detergent or use nonprecipitating
water conditioner with nonphosphate
granular detergent.
Wrinkling
•Overloading the washer.
•Incorrect wash cycle for wash load.
•Reduce load size.
•Rinse in cold water with liquid fabric
softener using the Perm Press or Delicate
cycle.
•Do not overload washer.
•Remove items from washer as soon as cycle is
completed.
•Use liquid fabric softener.
Yellow buildup of
body soil on
synthetic fabrics
•Agitation time too short.
•Wash water temperature too low.
•Not enough detergent.
•Soak in detergent booster or product
containing enzymes.
•Wash in hot water (120°F/49°C) using full
permanent press cycle. Increase detergent.
Add bleach safe for fabric.
•Or, treat with color remover.
•Select correct wash cycle.
•Use correct amount of detergent.
•Wash synthetics frequently using hot or warm
water.
Yellow or brown
rust stains
•Iron or manganese in water supply,
water pipes, or water heater.
•To restore discolored load of whites, use
rust remover safe for fabric.
•Do not use chlorine bleach to remove
rust stains. It may intensify
discoloration.
•Use nonprecipitating water softener.
•Before washing, run hot water for a few
minutes to clear lines.
•Drain water heater occasionally.
•For an ongoing problem, install an iron filter in
your water supply system.
•Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills.
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•Use fabric softener in the washer to lubricate
fibers.
•When ironing, use spray starch or fabric finish
on collars and cuffs.
•Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.
Care and Cleaning
Outside
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When washing is completed, wipe top and sides of washer with a damp cloth.
Turn water faucets off to prevent pressure build-up in the hoses.
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As needed, clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh,
gritty or abrasive cleansers. If door or console becomes stained, clean with
diluted chlorine bleach [1/2 cup (120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 L) water]. Rinse several
times with clear water.
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Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and mild
detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.
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Before moving the washer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard
under the front leveling legs to prevent floor damage.
Figure 1
(Lock tab is visible only after drawer has
been pulled out)
Cleaning the Dispenser Drawer Area
Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should
be removed once or twice a month.
Figure 2
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Remove the drawer by first sliding the safety latch to the right, then pulling
the drawer out until it stops. (Figure 1)
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Reach back into the left rear corner of the drawer cavity and press down
firmly on the lock tab (left rear portion of the drawer). Pull out the drawer.
(Figure 2)
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Remove the inserts from the bleach and fabric softener compartments.
(Figure 3)
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Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of
accumulated powders and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softener
residue may indicate improper dilution or more frequent cleaning is
required.
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To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove
all residue from the upper and lower parts of the recess. (Figure 4)
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Return the bleach and fabric softener inserts to their proper compartments.
Replace the dispenser drawer and run the Prewash cycle without any wash
load in the drum.
Inside
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Remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excess wrinkling,
color transfer, and odors may develop in items left in the washer.
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Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to
avoid electrical shock hazards.
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Dry around the washer door opening, flexible gasket, and door glass. These
areas should always be clean to ensure a water tight seal.
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When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on
the drum. Remove this by wiping the drum with a nonabrasive household
cleanser. Rinse thoroughly with water.
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The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts
with a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future
loads.
Figure 3
Figure 4
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Care and Cleaning
Winterizing Instructions
(continued)
If the washer is stored in an area where freezing can occur or moved in freezing
temperatures, follow these winterizing instructions to prevent damage to the
washer:
1. Turn off water supply faucets.
2. Disconnect hoses from water supply and drain water from hoses.
Follow Winterizing
Instructions for cold
weather care.
3. Plug electrical cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
4. Add 1 gallon (3.8 L) nontoxic recreational vehicle (RV) antifreeze to empty
wash drum. Close door.
5. Set cycle selector knob at a spin setting. Pull out knob and let washer spin for
1 minute to drain out all water. Not all of the RV antifreeze will be expelled.
6. Push in knob, unplug electrical power cord, dry drum interior, and close door.
7. Remove dispenser drawer. Drain any water in compartments and dry
compartments. Replace drawer.
8. Store washer in an upright position.
9. To remove antifreeze from washer after storage, run empty washer through
a complete cycle using detergent. Do not add wash load.
Avoid Service Checklist
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common concerns that are not
the result of defective workmanship or materials in this washer.
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION
NOISE
"Clicking" noise.
• A normal sound made by the timer.
High pitch "jet engine" noise.
• A certain amount of motor whine is normal during the spin cycle.
Rattling and clanking noise.
• Foreign objects such as coins or safety pins may be in drum or pump. Stop washer
and check drum. If noise continues after washer is restarted, objects may be in
pump. Call your authorized servicer.
• Belt buckles and metal fasteners are hitting wash drum. To prevent unnecessary
noise and damage to drum, fasten fasteners and turn items inside out.
Squealing sound or hot rubber odor.
• Washer is overloaded. Do not overload washer. Stop washer and reduce load.
Thumping sound.
• Heavy wash loads may produce a thumping sound. This is usually normal. If sound
continues, washer is probably out of balance. Stop washer and redistribute wash
load.
Vibrating noise.
• Washer is not resting firmly on floor. Move washer so it rests firmly on floor. Adjust
leveling legs. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for details.
• Shipping bolts and foam block have not been removed during installation. See
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for removing shipping bolts and foam block.
• Wash load unevenly distributed in drum. Stop washer and rearrange wash load.
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OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION
OPERATING
• Electrical power cord may not be plugged in or connection may be loose. Make
sure plug fits tightly in wall outlet.
• House fuse blown, circuit breaker tripped, or a power outage has occurred. Reset
circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase fuse capacity. If problem is a circuit
overload, have it corrected by a qualified electrician. If problem is a power outage,
call local electric company.
• Water supply faucets are not turned on. Turn on water supply faucets.
• Cycle selector is not in correct position. Move indicator clockwise slightly. Pull out
knob.
• Motor is overheated. Washer motor will stop if it becomes overheated. It will
automatically restart after a cool down period of up to 30 minutes (if washer has
not been manually turned off).
• Dispenser drawer is not completely closed. Close dispenser drawer.
Washer does not start.
Washer won't spin.
• Washer door is not completely closed. Close door completely.
• Dispenser drawer is not completely closed. Close dispenser drawer.
• Load is too small. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.
Residue left in drum.
• Heavily soiled items. Wipe drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser, then rinse.
Shake or brush excess dirt and sand from items before washing.
WATER
Water collects in bleach and fabric
softener compartments.
• This is a result of the siphoning action and is part of the normal operation of the
washer. Water may be removed by removing the dispenser drawer (see Page 9,
Figures 1 and 2) and draining water into the empty drum or sink.
Wash load too wet after spin.
•
•
•
•
Water does not enter washer or it
enters slowly.
• Water supply is not adequate in area. Check another faucet in the house. Wait until
water supply and pressure increase.
• Water supply faucets are not completely open. Fully open hot and cold faucets.
• Water is being used elsewhere in the house. Water pressure must be at least 30
psi (260 kPa). Avoid running water elsewhere while washer is filling.
• Water inlet hoses are kinked. Straighten hoses.
Warm or hot water is not hot
enough.
• Hot water heater is set too low or is a distance from washer. Measure hot water
temperature at nearby faucet with candy or meat thermometer. Water temperature
should be at least 130°F (70°C). Adjust water heater as necessary.
• Hot water is being used elsewhere in the house. Avoid using hot water elsewhere
before or during washer use. There may not be enough hot water available for
proper cleaning. If problem persists, your hot water system may be unable to
support more than 1 use at a time.
Water in washer does not drain or
drains slowly.
• Drain hose is kinked or clogged. Clean and straighten the drain hose.
Water leaks.
• Fill hose connection is loose at faucet or washer. Check and tighten hose
connections. Install rubber sealing washers provided.
• House drain pipes are clogged. Unclog drain pipes. Contact plumber if necessary.
• Oversudsing. Use less detergent.
Incorrect wash and rinse
temperatures.
• Hot and cold water hoses are connected to wrong supply faucets. Connect hot
water hose to hot water faucet and cold water hose to cold water faucet.
Water is entering washer but tub
does not fill.
• Drain hose standpipe is incorrect height. Standpipe must be a minimum of 23.6"
(60 cm) high to prevent siphoning. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Washer is overloaded. Do not overload washer. See Washing Procedures.
Load is too small. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.
Load is out of balance. Rearrange load to allow proper spinning.
Drain hose is kinked. Straighten drain hose.
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Service Information
(Canada)
To avoid unnecessary cost and inconvenience, make a few simple checks before
calling for service. Common occurrences and their solutions can be found in the
Avoid Service Checklist. Be sure you have followed the instructions in this manual.
If you are unable to locate the cause of a problem, call for service. Insist on factory
service by an authorized FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE
depot.
FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE
All Frigidaire appliances are backed by FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND
SERVICE, one of Canada's largest parts and service networks.
The Frigidaire reputation means you can enjoy complete professional service from
one of our hundreds of trained technicians across the country. Ask your Frigidaire
dealer for details about the Extended Service Plan offered by FRIGIDAIRE HOME
PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE to all purchasers of Frigidaire appliances in
Canada.
FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE
7075 Ordan Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5T 1K6
Place the name, address and telephone number of your service depot in the
spaces below.
Product and feature specifications as described or illustrated are subject
to change without notice.
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WARRANTY (CANADA)
FRIGIDAIRE GALLERY TUMBLE ACTION WASHERS
WARRANTOR:
Frigidaire Home Products
7075 Ordan Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5T 1K6
For service under this warranty, contact your local
dealer/retailer, authorized FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS
PARTS AND SERVICE depot, or:
FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS PARTS & SERVICE
7075 Ordan Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5T 1K6
Tel.:
(905) 565-9200
Fax:
(905) 565-0937
WARRANTY PERIOD:
WARRANTOR WILL THROUGH ITS AUTHORIZED
SERVICE DEPOT:
For the first two years after purchase by the original
consumer/owner:
Pay all costs to repair or replace any defective parts.
For the third through fifth year after purchase by the
original consumer/owner:
Pay all costs (excluding labour to install) to replace any
defective motor, driven pulley, or motor controller.
For the third through twenty-fifth year after purchase
by the original consumer/owner:
Pay all costs (excluding labour to install) of an inner
wash basket.
WARRANTY APPLIES TO:
a) Products purchased and installed in Canada for personal single family household use.
b) Defects resulting or arising out of the manufacturing process.
c) Products bearing legible manufacturer's model and serial numbers.
d) Replacement parts only for the remainder of the original warranty.
WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO:
a) Transportation damage.
b) Supply and replacement of porcelain, fuses, glass and light bulbs.
c) Parts and service supplied or obtained from other than FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE or
FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE authorized depots.
d) Damage or failure as the result of abuse, improper or commercial use.
CONSUMER/OWNER RESPONSIBILITY:
a) To provide proof of the original date of purchase by means of a bill of sale or payment record verifying purchase
date.
b) To pay all costs to make the appliance readily accessible for service.
c) To ensure proper power supply and connection of the appliance to same.
d) Proper installation, control setting and care of finish.
This warranty is in addition to any statutory warranties contained in any applicable legislation. The terms and
conditions of this warranty are not intended to exclude or limit your rights under those statutes. The warrantor
however reserves the right to charge transportation and travelling costs for distances in excess of 48 kilometres
(30 miles) from the nearest FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE authorized service depot.
This warranty plus the statutory warranties mentioned are the only warranties given to the consumer/owner for this
product.
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