Frigidaire 134778700 Washer User Manual

TUMBLE ACTION WASHER
Use & Care Guide
MACHINE À LAVER PAR CULBUTAGE
Guide de L’utilisateur
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P/N 134778700 (0703)
Table of Contents
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
Warranty ................................................................................................................................................................11
Français.............................................................................................................................................................. 12-22
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WASHER SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others is very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in the Use and Care Guide, Operating Instructions, Installation Instructions
and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you or others. All safety messages
will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word "DANGER" or "WARNING". These words mean:
DANGER
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if
the instructions are not followed.
Important Safety Instructions
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow these Important Safety Instructions:
• 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
• 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 put oily or greasy rags or clothing on top of the washer. 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.
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Important Safety
Instructions (Con't)
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
Grounding type
wall
receptacle
wall receptacle
Do not
Not under
under
Do
any circumstances
circumstances
any
cut, remove,
cut,
remove,
bypass
or bypass
grounding prong
prong
the grounding
this plug
from this
plug.
Power
Power supply
supply
cord
cordwith
with 3-prong
3-prong
grounding
grounding plug
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.
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.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance.
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.
• 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.
• 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.
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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As an ENERGY STAR ® Partner,
ELECTROLUX Home Products has determined
®
that this product meets the ENERGY STAR
guidelines for energy efficiency.
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Washing Procedures
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Follow the guidelines below for preparing the wash load.
Read the Operating Instructions card 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, page 2, 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.
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, page 5, for details.
4. Add laundry load to washer.
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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.
Do not wash single items such as a sweater, towel or jeans. This
may cause an out-of-balance load. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help
balance the load.
Single heavy items such as a bedspread can be washed separately.
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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Washing Procedures (continued)
5. Add detergent, bleach and fabric softener to automatic dispenser following these steps:
A. OPENING AND CLOSING
C. LIQUID BLEACH
THE DISPENSER DRAWER
• If desired, measure out the recommended amount of
• Slowly open the dispenser drawer by first sliding the
liquid chlorine bleach (not to exceed 1/3 cup (80 mL))
safety latch to the right, then pulling the drawer out until
and pour it into the center compartment labeled "Liquid
it stops.
Bleach" and marked with this symbol
.
• After adding laundry products, slowly close the dispenser
• Do not exceed the maximum fill line. Overfilling can
drawer. Closing the drawer too quickly could result in
cause early dispensing of the bleach which could result
early dispensing of the bleach and fabric softener.
in damaged clothes.
• Dispenser drawer should be completely closed for powdered
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Do not pour undiluted liquid chlorine bleach directly
detergent, bleach and fabric softener to despense.
onto the load or into the drum. Fabric damage can
• Laundry products used with powder or liquid detergent,
occur.
such color-safe bleach, water conditioner, detergent
•
Do not use powdered bleach in the dispenser.
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.
B. DETERGENT
• Add measured detergent to the detergent compartment D. FABRIC SOFTENER
• If desired, pour the recommended amount of fabric
of the dispenser drawer.
softener into the compartment labeled "Fabric Softener"
• Detergent is flushed from the dispenser at the beginning
and marked with this symbol
.
of the cycle. Either powdered or liquid detergent can be
• Dilute concentrated softeners with warm water to the Fill
used. Note: Liquid detergent will drain into the washer
drum as it is added.
Line.
• Low sudsing detergent is recommended for this washer.
• Do not exceed the maximum fill line. Overfilling can
Use the manufacturer's recommended amount.
cause early dispensing of the fabric softener which
• If low sudsing detergent is not available, a reduced
could result in stained clothes.
amount of regular detergent may be used. Because
• Do not pour fabric softener directly on the wash
reducing the amount of detergent may reduce cleaning, it
load.
is important to pretreat stains, sort carefully by color and
•
Use of a fabric softener dispensing ball is not
soil level, and avoid overloading.
recommended in tumble action washers.
• Detergent usage may need to be adjusted for water
temperature,water hardness, size and soil level of the
load.
• For best results, avoid oversudsing.
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Washing Procedures
(continued)
6. Set cycle selector knob and washer controls according to
type, size, and soil level of each load.
(See Operating Instructions 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
• Dispenser drawer should be closed completely during 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 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 store or place laundry products
on top of washer at any time. 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.
• Do not place detergent, bleach or fabric softener containers on top of the
washer. They can damage the finish or controls.
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)
Blood
Pretreat stain. Wash using cold water and 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
Grass
Use packaged color remover. 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.
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.
Rust, brown or yellow
discoloration
Rinse with cold water. Rub with bar soap. Or, pretreat or soak with product containing enzymes. Wash using
bleach safe for fabric.
Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
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.
PREVENTIVE MEASURES
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•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.
"Polka dots" (small
circles of lint and soil
on load after cycle
ends)
•Wash temperature too low.
•Not enough detergent.
•Water is hard.
•Incorrect sorting.
•Rewash in hottest water safe for fabrics.
•Use correct water temperature and amount
of detergent.
•Use hottest water safe for fabric.
•Use correct water temperature and amount
of detergent.
•Use nonprecipitating water conditioner.
•Avoid overfilling detergent and fabric softener
compartments of dispenser.
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 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.
Lint
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Care and Cleaning
Outside
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Figure 1
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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.
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.
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 washer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under
the front leveling legs to prevent floor damage.
Cleaning the Dispenser Drawer Area
(Lock tab is visible only after drawer has
been pulled out)
Figure 2
Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should
be removed once or twice a month.
• Remove the drawer by first sliding the safety latch to the right, then pulling the
drawer out until it stops. (Figure 1)
• 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)
• Remove the inserts from the bleach and fabric softener compartments. (Figure
3)
• Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of accumulated
powders and liquids.
• 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)
• 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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Figure 3
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.
Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid
electrical shock hazards.
Dry around the washer door opening, flexible gasket, and door glass. These
areas should always be clean to ensure a water tight seal.
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.
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.
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:
1. Turn off water supply faucets.
2. Disconnect hoses from water supply and drain water from hoses.
3. Plug electrical cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
Figure 4
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.
Follow Winterizing
Instructions for cold
weather care.
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.
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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.
OPERATING
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 door is not completely closed. Close door completely.
Washer won't spin.
• 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.
Laundry additives didn't dispense.
• Dispenser drawer open. Drawer should be completely closed for laundry additive to dispense.
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.
• 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.
Water does not enter washer or it enters
slowly.
• 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.
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 120°F
(49°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.
• House drain pipes are clogged. Unclog drain pipes. Contact plumber if necessary.
Water leaks.
• Fill hose connection is loose at faucet or washer. Check and tighten hose connections. Install rubber
sealing washers provided.
• Oversudsing.Use less detergent.
• Dispenser drawer is open. Close drawer when washer is operating..
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.
10
Major Appliance Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of
purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to
be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in
accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1.
Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2.
Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or
Canada.
3.
Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4.
Products purchased "as-is" are not covered by this warranty.
5.
Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6.
Products used in a commercial setting.
7.
Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances
not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8.
Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9.
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 is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or
knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip
charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors,
cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than
genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or
external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES,
INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE
LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR.
ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS
PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN
LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE
EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE
DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO
YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER
RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need
Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone
numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances
North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada
Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and
parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or
specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Electrolux Major Appliances
North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
Canada
1.800.668.4606
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4