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FRIGIDAIRE
Owner's Guide
Versión en español .................................................2
Product Registration .......................................... 2
Important Safety Instructions ............................. 2-3
Washing Procedures ......................................... 4-6
Stain Removal ................................................... 6-7
Common Washing Problems ............................. 8
Care and Cleaning ............................................ 9
Avoid Service Checklist ..................................... 10-11
Warranty and Service ........................................ 12-14
WASHER
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P/N 131843000C (0407)
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Important Safety Instructions
Read all instructions before using this washer.
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.
Prevent Fire
Product Registration
Thank you for choosing this
washer. This owner's guide will
explain proper operation and care.
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.
Record Your Model and Serial
Numbers
Do not put oily or greasy rags or clothing on top of the washer. These
substances give off vapors that could ignite the materials.
Record below the model and serial
numbers found on the washer serial
plate located on the underside of the
washer lid. Keep these numbers for
future reference.
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.
Model Number __________________
Serial Number ___________________
Date of Purchase ________________
Register Your Product
The self-addressed PRODUCT
REGISTRATION CARD should be filled
in completely, signed and returned.
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
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.
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 lid 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.
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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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.
ALWAYS disconnect the washer from the electrical supply before
attempting any service or cleaning. Failure to do so can result in electrical shock or
injury.
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 tub 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 Pr
ocedur
es
Procedur
ocedures
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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 2-3, 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, wash time, and agitate/spin
speeds.
• 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.
2. Prepare items for washing.
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Empty pockets.
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 6-7, for details.
4. Add a measured amount of detergent to the wash tub
before adding the laundry load.
Follow detergent manufacturer's directions. The amount required depends on
type of detergent, load size and soil level, and water hardness.
5. If desired, add liquid bleach to Bleach Dispenser (some models).
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Before adding the wash load, add liquid bleach to bleach dispenser located
in left front corner under the lid:
• 3/4 cup (180 ml) for small loads
• 1 cup (240 ml) for large loads
• 1-1/4 cups (300 ml) for extra-large loads.
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Then add 1 cup (240 ml) water to flush the dispenser.
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Do not use powdered bleach in the bleach dispenser.
Place delicate items in a mesh bag.
For models without a bleach dispenser, dilute the recommended amount of
liquid chlorine bleach in 1 quart (.95 L) water. Add it to wash water after
a few minutes of agitation. Do not pour bleach directly on wash load.
Bleach Dispenser (some models)
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Washing Pr
ocedur
es
Procedur
ocedures
(continued)
Do not load items above
top row of holes in wash tub.
6. Add laundry load to washer.
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Dry load level should not be higher than top row of holes in wash tub.
Do not overload washer.
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Do not put items on top of agitator or wrap them around it. Load items
evenly.
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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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When washing a single heavy item, add 1 or 2 towels to balance the load.
7. If desired, add liquid fabric softener to Fabric Softener
Dispenser (some models).
For models with a built-in dispenser (see picture to the left):
1. Add liquid softener to the dispenser, following fabric softener label directions.
2. Add water to bring liquid level to fill line on dispenser cap.
3. Remove the dispenser from the agitator after each use. Rinse both cap and
cup with warm water. Replace dispenser in the agitator.
NOTE: To separate cap from cup, put thumb into dispenser and push against side
of cup (see picture to the left). After cleaning, push cap and cup firmly together.
Replace dispenser by lining up the ribs and grooves and snapping it into position.
Built-In Fabric Softener Dispenser
(some models)
Fabric softener will be flushed from area under the built-in fabric softener
dispenser when Large Load Water Level is selected. If a build-up of fabric softener
occurs, clean with hot water. DO NOT REMOVE SERVICE CAP.
For models with a removable dispenser (see picture below to the left):
1. Attach fabric softener dispenser to top of agitator by pressing down gently.
2. Add softener to the dispenser, following fabric softener label directions.
3. Add water to bring liquid level to top of the peg in the center of the cup.
4. Remove the dispenser from the agitator after each use. Rinse both lid and
bowl thoroughly with warm water. Reassemble and place dispenser on
agitator or store it nearby.
For models without a fabric softener dispenser, follow fabric softener label
directions. Add diluted fabric softener to the final rinse. Do not pour fabric
softener directly on the wash load.
Built-In Fabric Softener Dispenser
(some models)
8. Set cycle selector knob and washer controls according to
type, size, and soil level of each load, and detergent used.
See Operating Instructions card for your specific model controls.
Removable Fabric Softener Dispenser
(some models)
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Washing Pr
ocedur
es
Procedur
ocedures
9. Start the washer.
Close the washer lid and pull out the cycle selector knob. Washer will fill and
agitate with the lid open. The tub will not spin unless the lid is closed.
(continued)
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To stop the washer, push in the cycle selector knob.
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Do not stop and restart washer during a spin when using the fabric softener
dispenser.
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To change a cycle, push in the cycle selector knob. Turn it clockwise to the
desired setting. Pull out the knob to restart the washer.
10. Remove items when the cycle is completed.
For your safety, the lid locks when the tub is spinning. It will remain locked for
about 1 minute after the tub stops spinning.
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To open the lid during a spin, push in the cycle selector knob and wait about
1 minute for the lid lock to release. Do not force open the locked lid.
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.
To avoid serious personal injury, do not operate washer if safety lid
lock is missing or damaged.
Stain Removal
Safe Stain Removal Procedures
To reduce the risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property,
comply with the basic warnings listed below:
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Read and comply with all instructions on stain removal products.
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Keep products in their original labeled containers and out of children's
reach.
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Thoroughly wash any utensil used.
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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.
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Never use highly flammable solvents, such as gasoline, inside the home.
Vapors can explode on contact with flames or sparks.
Do not combine stain removal products.
For successful stain removal:
• Remove stains promptly.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
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Determine the kind of stain, then follow recommended treatment in the
stain removal chart on the next page.
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To pretreat stains, use a prewash product, liquid detergent, or a paste made
from granular detergent and water.
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Use cold water on unknown stains because hot water can set stains.
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Check care label instructions for treatments to avoid on specific fabrics.
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Check for colorfastness by testing stain remover on an inside seam.
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Rinse and wash items after stain removal.
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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 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 W
ashing Pr
oblems
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
•Detergent or liquid fabric softener
did not dissolve or disperse.
•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.
•Add detergent before wash load. Then
start washer.
•Dilute fabric softener with water.
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 package directions
or Washing Procedures for proper
diluting.
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 •Never pour chlorine bleach directly on
fabric.
cannot be mended.
•Check condition of items before washing.
See Washing Procedures for preparing
and loading the wash load.
Lint
•Incorrect sorting.
•Tissues left in pocket.
•Overloading the washer.
•Not enough detergent.
•Undissolved detergent has left
residue.
•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.
• 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 amount of detergent, water
temperature and water level.
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.
•Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills.
•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.
Residue or powder •Undissolved detergent.
on dark items;
•Some nonphosphate granular
Stiff, harsh fabrics. detergents can combine with hard
water minerals to form a residue.
•Reduce load size.
•Add dissolved detergent to tub . Rewash
load.
•Mix 1 cup (240 ml) white vinegar to 1
gallon (3.8 L) warm water in plastic
container. Soak item. Rinse and rewash.
•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
•Reduce load size.
•Rinse in cold water with liquid fabric
softener.
•Do not overload washer.
•Remove items from washer as soon as cycle
is completed.
•Use liquid fabric softener.
Yellow buildup of •Agitation time too short.
body soil on
•Wash water temperature too low.
synthetic fabrics
•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.
•Wash synthetics frequently using water at
least 100°F (37°C ) and correct water level.
Yellow or brown
rust stains
•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.
•Overloading the washer.
•Iron or manganese in water supply,
water pipes, or water heater.
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Car
e and Cleaning
Care
Use care with laundry
products. They can damage finish on
the washer.
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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Dry the washer top, the area around the lid opening, and the underside of the
lid. These areas should always be dry before the lid is closed.
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Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid
electrical shock hazards.
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When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on
the tub. Remove this by wiping the tub with a nonabrasive household cleanser.
Rinse thoroughly with water.
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The agitator or tub may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with
a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads.
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 top or lid 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.
Winterizing Instructions
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:
Follow Winterizing
Instructions for cold
weather care.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
Turn off water supply faucets.
Disconnect hoses from water supply and drain water from hoses.
Plug electrical cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
Add 1 gallon nontoxic recreational vehicle (RV) antifreeze to empty wash tub.
Close lid.
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.
Push in knob, unplug electrical power cord, dry tub interior, and close lid.
Store washer in an upright position.
To remove antifreeze from washer after storage, run empty washer through a
complete cycle using detergent. Do not add wash load.
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Avoid Ser
vice
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
"Clunking"or
gear sounds.
A certain amount of "clunking" or gear
sounds are normal in a heavy-duty
washer.
This is normal.
Rattling and clanking
noise.
Foreign objects such as coins or safety
pins may be in tub or pump.
Stop washer and check tub. If noise continues after
washer is restarted, objects may be in pump. Call your
authorized servicer.
Belt buckles and metal fasteners are
hitting wash tub.
To prevent unnecessary noise and damage to tub,
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 bolt and block have not been
removed during installation.
See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for removing
shipping bolt and block.
OPERATING
Wash load unevenly distributed in tub.
Stop washer and rearrange wash load.
Washer does not start.
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).
Washer won't spin.
Lid is not completely closed.
Close lid completely.
Residue left in tub.
Heavily soiled items.
Wipe tub with a nonabrasive household cleanser, then
rinse. Shake or brush excess dirt and sand from items
before washing.
NOISE
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OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
WATER
Washer is overloaded.
Do not overload washer. See
Procedures.
Load is out of balance.
Rearrange load to allow proper spinning.
Drain hose is kinked.
Straighten drain hose.
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.
Improper water level selection (for models
with
water level/load size control).
Select higher water level/load size.
Washer is overloaded.
Do not overload washer. When control is set at
highest fill level, dry load level should not be
higher than top row of circular holes in wash tub.
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 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 33" (83.82 cm)
high to prevent siphoning. See INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS.
Wash load too wet after
spin.
Water does not enter
washer or it enters
slowly.
Water level does not
cover load.
Warm or hot water is not
hot enough.
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Washing
FRIGIDAIRE TOP LOAD WASHER WARRANTY
Your Frigidaire product is protected by this warranty
WARRANTY
PERIOD
FRIGIDAIRE, THROUGH ITS AUTHORIZED
SERVICERS, WILL:
THE CONSUMER WILL BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
One year from original
purchase date.
Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance
which prove to be defective in materials or workmanship.
Costs of service calls that are listed under NORMAL
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER.*
LIMITED 2ND - 5TH
YEAR WARRANTY
Second through fifth years
from original purchase date.
Provide a replacement for a defective or malfunctioning part
found in the washer transmission (illustrated below).
Costs for labor and replacement parts other than
defective transmission parts.
FULL 25-YEAR
INNER WASH BASKET
WARRANTY
(Excluding Alaska)
25 years from original
purchase date.
Provide a replacement and in-home service labor, without
charge, for an inner wash basket (illustrated below) that breaks
due to defective materials or workmanship.
Costs of service calls that are listed under NORMAL
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER.*
All of the provisions of the full and limited warranties above and
the exclusions listed below apply.
Costs of the technician's travel to the home and any costs
for pick up and delivery of the appliance required
because of service.
LIMITED WARRANTY
Time periods listed above.
(Applicable to the State
of Alaska)
Your appliance is warranted by Frigidaire Home Products, a division of White Consolidated Industries, Inc. We authorize no person to change or add to
any of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Frigidaire or an authorized
Frigidaire servicer.
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items listed
*NORMAL
below:
RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.
OF THE CONSUMER 2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in accordance
with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.
3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose connections
or defects in house wiring.
4. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are not
a part of the appliance when it was shipped from the factory.
5. Damages to finish after installation.
6. Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).
EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM
ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.
Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you.
2. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary household
use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.
3. Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than Frigidaire or its authorized servicers; use of parts other than
genuine Frigidaire Home Products parts; obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external causes such as abuse,
misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.
IF YOU NEED
SERVICE
Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. This written warranty
gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. Service under this warranty must be
obtained by contacting Frigidaire Home Products:
800 • 944 • 9044
Frigidaire Home Products
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by White
Consolidated Industries, Inc. This warranty applies only in the 50 states of the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico.
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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 ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE
depot.
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE
All Frigidaire appliances are backed by ELECTROLUX 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 ELECTROLUX HOME
PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE to all purchasers of Frigidaire appliances in
Canada.
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CANADA
6150 McLaughlin Road, Unit#1
Mississauga, Ontario
L5R 4C2
Tel.:
(905) 568-3433
Fax:
(905) 568-3542
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)
AUTOMATIC WASHERS AND DRYERS
WARRANTOR:
For service under this warranty, contact your local dealer/
retailer, authorized ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND
SERVICE depot, or:
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CANADA
6150 McLaughlin Road, Unit#1
Mississauga, Ontario
L5R 4C2
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CANADA
6150 McLaughlin Road, Unit#1
Mississauga, Ontario
L5R 4C2
Tel.:
(905) 568-3433
Fax:
(905) 568-3542
WARRANTY PERIOD:
WARRANTOR WILL THROUGH ITS AUTHORIZED
SERVICE DEPOT:
For the first year after purchase by the original consumer/
owner:
Pay all costs to repair or replace any defective parts.
For twenty five years after purchase by the original
consumer/owner:
Pay all costs of a defective polypropylene washer basket.
Top load automatic washers only: transmission for the
second through fifth year after purchase by the original
consumer/owner:
Pay all costs (excluding labour to install) to replace any
defective transmission parts.
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 ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE or ELECTROLUX
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
ELECTROLUX 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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