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Laundry Center
Owner's Guide
Product Registration.......................................... 2
Important Safety Instructions ............................. 2-4
Washing Procedures ......................................... 5-7
Stain Removal ................................................... 7-8
Common Washing Problems ............................. 9
Drying Procedures ............................................. 10
Features....................................................................11
Common Drying Problems ................................ 11
Care and Cleaning............................................ 12
Avoid Service Checklist ..................................... 13-15
Warranty
..................................................... 16
P/N 134126300B (0407)
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For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire
or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
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Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
- WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
• Do not try to light any appliance.
• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
• Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.
• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions.
• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.
Important Safety Instructions
Read all instructions before using this laundry center.
Product Registration
Thank you for choosing this laundry
center. This owner's guide will explain
proper operation and care.
Record Your Model and Serial
Numbers
Record below the model and serial
numbers found on the laundry center
serial plate located on the inside of the
dryer door. Keep these numbers for
future reference.
Model Number __________________
Serial Number ___________________
Date of Purchase ________________
Register Your Product
The self-addressed PRODUCT
REGISTRATION CARD should be filled
in completely, signed and returned.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when
using this laundry center, comply with the basic warnings listed below.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
Prevent Fire
Do not wash or dry items that have been previously cleaned in,
soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents, kerosene, waxes, etc. Do not
store these items on or near the dryer. These substances give off vapors that could
ignite or explode.
Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer. Items
contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to a chemical reaction that could
cause a load to catch fire.
Do not put oily or greasy rags or clothing on top of the laundry center.
These substances give off vapors that could ignite the materials.
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.
To prevent fire, do not use heat to dry items containing plastic, foam
rubber or similarly textured rubber-like materials, or items containing feathers or
down. Use Air Fluff (No Heat) only.
Clean the dryer lint screen before or after each load. The interior of
the dryer, lint screen housing and exhaust duct should be cleaned approximately
every 18 months by qualified service personnel. An excessive amount of lint buildup in these areas could result in inefficient drying and possible fire. See Care and
Cleaning, pages 12-13.
©
2001 White Consolidated Industries, Inc.
All rights reserved.
Printed in U.S.A.
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This Owner's Guide provides general
operating instructions for your laundry
center. It also contains information
about features for several other models.
Your laundry center may not have
every feature included.
Use the laundry center only as instructed
in this Owner's Guide.
Do not operate the dryer if the lint screen is blocked, damaged or
missing. Fire hazard, overheating and damage to fabrics can occur. If your dryer has
a drying rack, always replace the lint screen when finished using the drying rack.
Keep area around the exhaust opening and surrounding areas free
from the accumulation of lint, dust and dirt.
Do not obstruct the flow of ventilating air. Do not stack or place
laundry or throw rugs against the front or back of the laundry center.
Do not spray any type of aerosol into, on or near laundry center at
any time.
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.
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 laundry
center.
Protect Children
14-30R
DRYER
FUSED 30 AMP
120/240 V OR
120/208 V
WALL
RECEPTACLE
Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless
recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.
DRYER
SERVICE CORD
CORRECT
Use this way ONLY
Do not allow children to play on or in the laundry center. Close
supervision of children is necessary when the laundry center 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
laundry center 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 laundry center is removed from service or discarded,
remove the washer lid and dryer door to prevent accidental entrapment.
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.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal
injuries.
Prevent Injury
To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during operation, the
laundry center must be installed and electrically grounded by a qualified service
person in accordance with local codes. Installation instructions are packed in the
laundry center for the installer's reference. Refer to INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
for detailed grounding procedures. If the laundry center is moved to a new location,
have it checked and reinstalled by a qualified service person.
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Important Safety
Instructions (continued)
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.
•
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 laundry center:
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 laundry center where it will be exposed to the
weather.
ALWAYS disconnect the laundry center from the electrical supply
before attempting any service or cleaning. Failure to do so can result in electrical
shock or injury.
Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior.
Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.
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.
To prevent injury, do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving.
Wait until the dryer has stopped completely before reaching into the drum.
A thermal limiter switch automatically turns off the dryer motor in the
unlikely event of an overheated situation (electric dryers only). A service technician
must replace the thermal limiter switch after correcting the fault.
The 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.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal
injuries.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Washing Pr
ocedur
es
Procedur
ocedures
•
Follow the guidelines below for preparing the wash load.
•
Read the Washer Operating Instructions, pages 17-18, for operating your
specific model.
•
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 2-4, 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, 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.
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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 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).
Place delicate items in a mesh bag.
•
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.
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 use liquid chlorine bleach with
other household chemicals.
6. Add laundry load to washer.
•
Dry load level should not be higher than top row of holes in wash tub.
Do not overload washer.
•
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.
•
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 below 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.
IMPORTANT: Do not stop and restart washer during a spin when using the
fabric softener dispenser.
Do not load items above
top row of holes in wash tub.
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.
IMPORTANT: Do not stop and restart washer during a spin when using the
fabric softener dispenser.
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 Washer Operating Instructions card for your specific model controls.
Removable Fabric Softener Dispenser
(some models)
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9. Start the washer.
Close the washer lid and pull out the cycle selector knob. Washer will fill with
the lid open. The tub will not agitate or spin unless the lid is closed.
•
To stop the washer, push in the cycle selector knob.
•
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.
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:
•
Read and comply with all instructions on stain removal products.
•
Keep products in their original labeled containers and out of children's
reach.
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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.
Do not combine stain removal products.
For successful stain removal:
• Remove stains promptly.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
•
Determine the kind of stain, then follow recommended treatment in the
stain removal chart on the next page.
•
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.
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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 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 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
Blue stains
•Detergent or liquid fabric softener
did not dissolve or disperse.
•If caused by detergent, mix 1 cup (240 ml) •Add detergent before wash load. Then
white vinegar with 1 quart (.95 L) water in a start washer.
plastic container. Soak item 1 hour. Rinse.
•If caused by fabric softener, rub stains with •Dilute fabric softener with water.
bar soap. Wash.
Discoloration,
graying
•Not enough detergent.
•Rewash with correct amount of detergent
and hottest water safe for fabric. Add
•Wash water temperature too low.
•Incorrect sorting.
bleach safe for fabric.
Greasy, oily stains
•Not enough detergent.
•Undiluted liquid fabric softener
poured directly on fabric.
Holes, tears, or
snags
•Incorrect use of chlorine bleach.
•May be irreversible if rips, tears and seams
•Unfastened zippers, hooks, buckles. cannot be mended.
•Rips, tears and broken threads.
•Overloading the washer.
•Degradation of fabric.
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.
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.
Yellow buildup of
body soil on
synthetic fabrics
Yellow or brown
rust stains
•Sort items by soil level and color.
•Use correct amount of detergent, hottest
water and bleach safe for fabric.
•Treat with prewash stain remover or liquid •Use correct amount of detergent and hottest
detergent.
water safe for fabric.
•Increase detergent and water temperature. •Do not pour liquid fabric softener directly
on fabric. See package directions or Washing
Rewash.
Procedures for proper diluting.
•Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap.
•Never pour chlorine bleach directly on
fabric.
•Check condition of items before washing.
See Washing Procedures for preparing
and loading the wash load.
•Reduce load size. Rewash using correct
•See Washing Procedures for sorting and
water temperature, water level, and
preparing the wash load.
amount of detergent.
•Add nonprecipitating water conditioner to •Do not overload washer.
•Use correct amount of detergent, water
wash water.
temperature and water level.
•Add liquid fabric softener to final rinse.
•Dry load in dryer.
•Remove lint with lint brush or roller.
•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.
•Increase water temperature using hottest
•Undissolved detergent.
•Reduce load size.
water safe for fabric.
•Some nonphosphate granular
•Add dissolved detergent to tub . Rewash
•Do not overload washer.
detergents can combine with hard load.
water minerals to form a residue. •Mix 1 cup (240 ml) white vinegar to 1 gallon •Use liquid detergent or use
nonprecipitating water conditioner with
(3.8 L) warm water in plastic container.
nonphosphate granular detergent.
Soak item. Rinse and rewash.
•Overloading the washer.
Wrinkling
PREVENTIVE MEASURES
•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.
•Wash synthetics frequently using water at
•Agitation time too short.
•Soak in detergent booster or product
least 100°F (37°C ) and correct water level.
•Wash water temperature too low.
containing enzymes.
•Not enough detergent.
•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.
•Iron or manganese in water supply, •To restore discolored load of whites, use rust •Use nonprecipitating water softener.
•Before washing, run hot water for a few
water pipes, or water heater.
remover safe for fabric.
minutes to clear lines.
Do not use chlorine bleach to remove
•Drain water heater occasionally.
rust stains. It may intensify
•For an ongoing problem, install an iron
discoloration.
filter in your water supply system.
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Dr
ying Pr
ocedur
es
Drying
Procedur
ocedures
• Follow the guidelines below for preparing the load for drying.
• Read the Dryer Operating Instructions, pages 19-20, for operating your specific
model.
• Always read and follow fabric care labels and laundry product labels.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons, read
Important Safety Instructions, pages 2-4, before operating this dryer.
1. Prepare items for drying.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
•
Dry items of similar fabric, weight and construction in the same load.
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Separate dark items from light-colored items. Separate items that shed lint
from those that attract lint. If an item sheds lint, turn it inside out.
•
Be sure buckles, buttons and trim are heatproof and won't damage the drum
finish. Close zippers, fasten hooks and Velcro®-like fasteners. Tie strings and
sashes to prevent snagging and tangling.
•
If possible, turn pockets inside out for even drying.
•
Check for stains which may not have been removed in washing. Dryer heat
may permanently set some stains. Repeat stain removal process before
drying.
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Place small items in a mesh bag to prevent tangling and for easy removal.
2. Check that lint screen is clean and in place.
3. Load the dryer.
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The average load will fill the drum 1/3 to 1/2 full. Items need room to tumble
freely for even drying and less wrinkling. Do not overload dryer.
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When drying large items, dry only 2 or 3 at a time. Fill out the load with small
and medium sized items.
•
For delicate or very small loads, add 2 lint-free towels for better drying, less
wrinkling, and to prevent grease stains caused by fabric softener sheets.
•
Do not overdry items. Overdrying can cause wrinkling, shrinkage, harshness,
and a build-up of static electricity, which can produce more lint.
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If desired, add a dryer fabric softener sheet.
Place small items in a mesh bag.
4. Close the dryer door and set dryer controls (some models).
See Dryer Operating Instructions card for your specific model controls.
5. Turn cycle selector clockwise to the desired setting.
6. Start the dryer.
Fill dryer drum 1/3 to 1/2 full.
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Turn Start control clockwise to ON. Hold for 1-2 seconds and release.
•
To add or remove items when the dryer is running, open the door. The dryer
will always stop when the door is opened.
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Allow the drum to come to a complete stop before reaching inside.
7. When the cycle ends, remove items immediately and hang
or fold. If load is removed before the cycle ends, turn cycle selector to OFF.
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Cycle Signal Control (some models)
Featur
es
Features
When the Cycle Signal Control is ON, a signal will sound at the end of each cycle and
during the Press Saver setting (some models). The volume is adjustable on some
models.
Drum Light (some models)
A drum light will come on whenever the door is opened to illuminate the dryer drum
during loading and unloading. Closing the door turns off the light.
Drying Rack (some models)
Use the drying rack to dry items which should not be tumble dried.
1. Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen.
2. Insert drying rack into the dryer drum. Place the front bar under the lip of the lint
screen opening. The side bars should sit in the notches of the frame.
3. Place items to be dried on top of rack. Weight should not exceed 10 lbs. Leave
space between items, but do not let items hang over the sides or through the
grids. Do not tumble other items when using the drying rack.
4. Select a timed dry setting best suited for items being dried. Use only the Air Fluff
(no heat) temperature setting for items containing plastic, foam rubber, rubberlike materials, feathers or down.
Use the drying rack to dry items which
should not be tumbled.
5. When items are dry, remove the rack and replace the lint screen. If lint screen
is not in place, tumbling items could enter the exhaust system and cause damage
to the dryer.
Common Drying
oblems
Pr
Problems
Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results, poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage.
For satisfactory drying results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.
PROBLEM
PREVENTIVE MEASURES
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
Greasy, oily
stains
•Fabric softener sheet.
•Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap. •Add a few bath towels to small loads for proper
Rinse and rewash.
tumbling.
•Some "silk-like" fabrics should be air dried.
•Use proper drying temperature.
•Place fabric softener sheet on top of load before
starting the dryer.
Lint
•Overloading.
•Overdrying causes static
electricity.
•Lint screen not clean when
cycle began.
•Lint is attached to "pills."
•Reduce load size and rewash using liquid •Do not overload dryer.
fabric softener in the final rinse.
•Use fabric softener in washer or dryer to reduce
•Or, add a fabric softener sheet and
static electricity.
tumble without heat.
•Remove items when they are slightly damp to
•Use lint brush or roller to remove lint.
avoid overdrying.
•Check that lint screen is clean and in place.
Pilling
(Fibers break off,
ball up and cling
to fabric.)
•Pilling is normal with synthetic •Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills. •Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.
•When ironing, use spray starch or fabric finish on
and permanent press fabrics.
collars and cuffs.
This is due to abrasion from
•Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.
normal wear.
Shrinking
•Overdrying.
•Irreversible condition.
Wrinkling
•Overloading.
•Leaving items in dryer after
cycle ends.
•Reduce load size and tumble at medium •Do not overload dryer.
or low heat for 5-10 minutes.
•Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
•Remove items immediately.Hang or fold.
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•Follow fabric care label directions.
•If shrinking is a concern, check load often.
•Remove items while slightly damp.
•Block knits into shape.
•Lay flat to complete drying.
Car
e and Cleaning
Care
To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property, comply
with the basic warnings listed in Important Safety Instructions, pages 2-4, and
those listed below.
•
Before cleaning the washer or dryer interior, unplug the electrical power cord
to avoid electrical shock hazards.
•
Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous
fumes or electrical shock could occur.
Inside the Washer
•
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.
•
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.
•
Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid
electrical shock hazards.
•
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.
•
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.
Clean lint screen after every load.
Inside the Dryer
•
Clean the dryer lint screen after every load. Lint build-up in the screen restricts
air flow, which causes longer drying times. The screen is located at the bottom
of the door opening. Remove by pulling straight up. Remove the lint and replace
the screen.
•
Occasionally a waxy build-up may form on the lint screen from using dryer-added
fabric softener sheets. To remove this build-up, wash the lint screen in warm,
soapy water. Dry thoroughly and replace. Do not operate the dryer without the
lint screen in place.
•
If the dryer drum becomes stained from noncolorfast fabrics, clean the drum with
a damp cloth and a mild liquid household cleanser. Remove cleanser residue
before drying the next load.
•
Every 18 months an authorized servicer should clean the dryer cabinet interior
and exhaust duct. These areas can collect lint and dust over time. An excessive
amount of lint build-up could result in inefficient drying and possible fire hazard.
Wash lint screen occasionally.
Use care with laundry
products. They can damage finish on
the laundry center.
Outside
•
When laundering is completed, wipe cabinet with a damp cloth. Turn water
faucets off to prevent pressure build-up in the hoses.
•
Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or
abrasive cleansers. If the cabinet becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine
bleach [1/2 cup (120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 L) water]. Rinse several times with clear
water.
•
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.
•
Before moving the laundry center, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard
under the front leveling legs to prevent floor damage.
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Winterizing Instructions
Follow Winterizing
Instructions for cold
weather care.
If the laundry center is stored in an area where freezing can occur or moved in freezing
temperatures, follow these winterizing instructions to prevent damage to the laundry
center:
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.
Avoid Ser
vice Checklist
Service
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 laundry center.
OCCURRENCE
SOLUTION
POSSIBLE CAUSE
WASHER - NOISE
"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 Washer is overloaded.
rubber odor.
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.
Laundry center is not resting on a solid,
firm floor.
Move laundry center so it rests firmly on solid floor.
Additional floor bracing may be needed. 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.
WASHER - 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.
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OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
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.
Washer is overloaded.
Do not overload washer. See Washing 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.
WASHER - OPERATING
(continued)
Washer does not start
(continued).
WASHER - WATER
Wash load too wet after spin.
Water does not enter washer
or it enters slowly.
Water supply faucets are not completely open. Fully open hot and cold faucets.
Water level does not cover
load.
Warm or hot water is not hot
enough.
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 laundry center.
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.
Drain hose is kinked or clogged.
Clean and straighten the drain hose.
Water in washer does not
drain or drains slowly.
Fill hose connection at faucet or washer.
Check and tighten hose connections. Install rubber sealing
washers provided.
Water leaks.
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.
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OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Electrical power cord is not securely
plugged in or plug may be loose.
Make sure the plug fits tightly in wall outlet.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker
tripped.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
DRYER
Dryer does not start.
Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the dryer
is on a separate circuit.
Dryer runs but won't
heat.
Drying cycle takes too
long, outside of the dryer
feels too hot or smells
hot.
Thermal limiter tripped.
Call authorized service person for replacement.
There are 2 house fuses in the dryer
circuit. If 1 of the 2 fuses is blown, the
drum may turn but the heater will not
operate.
Replace fuse.
Gas supply valve is not open (gas models).
Check to make sure supply valve is open. See
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for procedure.
Dryer does not have enough air supply to
support the burner flame (gas models).
See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
LP gas supply tank is empty or there has
been a utility interruption of natural gas
(gas models).
Refill or replace tank.
Lint screen is clogged with lint.
Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint
screen before starting each cycle.
Exhaust duct requirements have not been
met.
Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and
made of rigid or flexible metal.
Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.
When in place, the duct must have no more than two
90° bends and must not exceed length listed in
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt
circuit.
Drying time will be 20% longer than drying on a 240 volt
circuit.
Drying procedures have not been
followed.
See Drying Procedures, page 10.
Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct
may be clogged or restricted.
Clean out any obstruction.
High humidity.
Use a dehumidifier near the dryer.
Dryer is overloaded.
Do not overload. See Drying Procedures, page 10.
Items left in dryer too long.
Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
Insufficient sorting of items.
See Drying Procedures, page 10.
Drying temperature too high.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
Excessive wrinkling.
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WARRANTY (CANADA)
LAUNDRY CENTER
WARRANTOR:
ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS CANADA
6150 McLaughlin Road, Unit#1
Mississauga, Ontario
L5R 4C2
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
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.
Washer 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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