Use & care guide | Frigidaire 134852500 Washer User Manual

TUMBLE ACTION WASHER
Use & Care Guide
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Table of Contents
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ........................................................................................................................3-4
Washing Procedures ...............................................................................................................................................4-6
Stain Removal .........................................................................................................................................................6-7
Common Washing Problems .......................................................................................................................................8
Care and Cleaning ....................................................................................................................................................9
Avoid Service Checklist ............................................................................................................................................10
Français................................................................................................................................................................11-20
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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.
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Important Safety Instructions
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Read all instructions before using this washer.
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You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow these Important Safety Instructions:
• 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. 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.
• Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
• 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.
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.
- Do not install on carpet. Install washer on a solid floor. It may be necessary to reinforce the floor to prevent vibration or
movement.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect this appliance from the power supply before attempting any user
maintenance. Turning the controls to the OFF position does not disconnect this appliance from the power supply.
• To prevent injury, do not reach into the washer while parts are moving. Before loading, unloading or adding items, push in
the cycle selector knob and allow the drum to coast to a complete stop before reaching inside.
• Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
• This washer is equipped with an electrical overload protector. The motor will stop if it becomes overheated. The washer will
automatically restart after a cool down period of up to 30 minutes, if the washer has not been manually turned off during this
time.
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Important Safety Instructions (continued)
Grounding type
Avoid fire hazard or wall receptacle
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.
Do not under any
circumstances, cut,
remove, or bypass the
grounding prong from
this plug.
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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.
Washing Procedures
Power supply cord with 3-prong
grounding plug
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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Follow the guidelines below for preparing the wash load.
Read the Operating Instructions 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 before operating this washer.
Sort laundry into loads that can be washed
together.
Empty pockets.
Place delicate items in a mesh bag.
1. Sort laundry into loads that can be washed together.
Sort items by recommended water temperatures and wash time.
• Separate white, light, and colorfast items from dark and noncolorfast items.
• Separate items which shed lint from items which attract lint. Permanent
press, synthetic, knit and corduroy items will pick up lint from towels, rugs
and chenille bedspreads.
• Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled items.
• Separate lacy, sheer and loosely knit items from sturdy items.
• Do not machine wash items containing fiberglass. Small particles of
fiberglass left in the drum may stick to fabrics in other loads and cause skin
irritation.
2. Prepare items for washing.
• 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 for details.
4. Add laundry load to washer.
• Combine large and small items in a load. Load large items first. Large items
should not be more than half the total wash load.
• Washing single items such as a sweater, towel or jeans may cause an out-ofbalance 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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5. Add detergent, bleach and fabric softener to automatic dispenser following these steps:
C. LIQUID BLEACH
• If desired, measure out the recommended amount of
liquid chlorine bleach (not to exceed 1/3 cup (80 mL))
and pour it into the center compartment labeled
"Liquid Bleach" and marked with this symbol
.
• Fill to the mininum fill line (MIN.)for small loads. Fill to
the maximum fill line (MAX.) for large loads. Do not
exceed the maximum fill line. Overfilling can cause
early dispensing of the bleach which could result in
damaged clothes.
• Do not pour undiluted liquid chlorine bleach directly
onto the load or into the drum. Fabric damage can
occur.
• Add powder or liquid color-safe bleach to the
detergent dispenser.
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
• Detergent is flushed from the dispenser at the beginning
of the cycle. Either powdered or liquid detergent can
be used. Note: Liquid detergent will drain into the
washer drum as it is added.
• Add a low-sudsing, high-efficiency detergent made for
front-loading washers to the dispenser chamber. Look
for this symbol
on the detergent label.
Use the cap or scoop provided bythe detergent
manufacturer to measure the amount recommended.
• Color-safe bleach, water conditioner, detergent booster
and enzyme products may be added to the detergent
compartment. Avoid mixing liquids and powders.
• Detergent usage may need to be adjusted for water
temperature, water hardness, load size and soil level.
• For best results, avoid oversudsing.
D. FABRIC SOFTENER
• If desired, pour the recommended amount of fabric
softener into the compartment labeled "Fabric
Softener" and marked with this symbol
.
• Fill to the mininum fill line (MIN.) for small loads. Fill
to the maximum fill line (MAX.) for large loads. Do not
exceed the maximum fill line. Overfilling can cause
early dispensing of the fabric softener which could
result in stained clothes.
• Do not pour fabric softener directly on the wash
load.
• Use of a fabric softener dispensing ball is not
recommended in tumble action washers.
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A. OPENING AND CLOSING THE DISPENSER DRAWER
• Slowly open the dispenser drawer by first sliding the
safety latch to the right, then pulling the drawer out
until it stops.
• After adding laundry products, slowly close the dispenser
drawer. Closing the drawer too quickly could result in
early dispensing of bleach or fabric softener.
Washing Procedures Con't
6. Select the cycle, temperature, spin speed, options and features according
to type, size, and soil level of each load. Start the washer. (See Operating
Instructions for your specific model.)
7. 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.
8. General Precautions
• If the dispenser drawer is opened during operation, the washer will
shut off. Slowly close the dispenser drawer, and press START to continue
• Do not slam the washer door closed or try to force the door open when
DOOR LOCK light is 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. Note: If there are no small
children present, leave the door ajar to prevent odor build up and to improve
venting of the unit.
• To avoid damaging the washer and personal injury, DO NOT hang on or lean
against the washer door.
• Do not place detergent, bleach or fabric softener containers on top of the
washer. They can damage the finish or controls.
As an ENERGY STAR ® Partner,
Electrolux Home Products has determined
®
that this product meets the ENERGY STAR
guidelines for energy efficiency.
Do not store or place laundry products on
top of washer at any time. They can
damage the finish or controls.
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.
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 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.
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.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
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Stain Removal
STAIN
TREATMENT
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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Adhesive tape, chewing
gum, rubber cement
Common Washing Problems
Many washing problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For
satisfactory washing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
PREVENTIVE MEASURES
Blue stains
•Undiluted liquid detergent or
fabric softener dispensed directly
onto fabric.
•If caused by detergent, mix 1 cup (240
ml) white vinegar with 1 quart (.95 L)
water in a plastic container. Soak item 1
hour. Rinse.
•If caused by fabric softener, rub stains
with bar soap. Wash.
•Avoid overfilling detergent and fabric
softener compartments of dispenser.
Discoloration,
graying
•Not enough detergent.
•Wash water temperature too low.
•Incorrect sorting.
•Rewash with correct amount of
detergent and hottest water safe for
fabric. Add bleach safe for fabric.
•Sort items by soil level and color.
•Use correct amount of detergent, hottest
water and bleach safe for fabric.
Greasy, oily stains •Not enough detergent.
•Undiluted liquid fabric softener
poured directly on fabric.
•Treat with prewash stain remover or
liquid detergent.
•Increase detergent and water
temperature. Rewash.
•Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap.
•Use correct amount of detergent and
hottest water safe for fabric.
•Do not pour liquid fabric softener directly on
fabric. See Washing Procedures for
directions on adding softener.
Holes, tears, or
snags
•Incorrect use of chlorine bleach.
•Unfastened zippers, hooks,
buckles.
•Rips, tears and broken threads.
•Overloading the washer.
•Degradation of fabric.
•May be irreversible if rips, tears and
seams cannot be mended.
•Never pour chlorine bleach directly on
fabric.
•Check condition of items before washing.
See Washing Procedures for preparing
and loading the wash load and adding
chlorine bleach.
Lint
•Incorrect sorting.
•Tissues left in pocket.
•Overloading the washer.
•Not enough detergent.
•Undissolved detergent has left
a residue resembling lint.
•Static cling is attracting lint.
•Load washed too long.
•Reduce load size. Rewash using correct
water temperature, water level, and
amount of detergent.
•Add nonprecipitating water conditioner
to wash water to remove detergent
residue.
•Add liquid fabric softener to final rinse.
•Dry load in dryer.
•Remove lint with lint brush or roller.
•See Washing Procedures for sorting and
preparing the wash load.
•Do not overload washer.
•Use correct temperature and amount of
detergent, water and wash time.
Pilling
(Fibers break off,
ball up and cling to
fabric.)
•Pilling is normal with synthetic
and permanent press fabrics.
This is due to abrasion from
normal wear.
• 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 on dark
items;
Stiff, harsh
fabrics.
•Undissolved detergent.
• Some 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 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 •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 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
•To restore discolored load of whites, use
•Use nonprecipitating water softener.
rust remover safe for fabric.
•Before washing, run hot water for a few
•Do not use chlorine bleach to remove rust
minutes to clear lines.
stains. It may intensify discoloration.
•Drain water heater occasionally.
•For an ongoing problem, install an iron filter
in your water supply system.
•Iron or manganese in water
supply, water pipes, or water
heater.
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Care and Cleaning
Figure 1
(Lock tab is visible only after drawer has
been pulled out)
Figure 3
Figure 4
Follow Winterizing
Instructions for cold
weather care.
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Figure 2
Outside
• 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
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 insert 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. Large amounts of fabric softener residue
may indicate improper dilution or more frequent cleaning is required.
• 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)
• Replace the insert pressing the "X" to lock it in place. Return the dispenser
drawer.
Inside
• 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.
• Periodically, wipe dry the folds in the bottom of the flexible gasket to remove
lint and other debris.
• 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.
4. Add 1 gallon (3.8 L) nontoxic recreational vehicle (RV) antifreeze to empty
wash drum. Close door.
5. Select the Drain/Spin cycle. Press START and let the washer drain for 1
minute to drain out all the water. Not all of the RV antifreeze will be
expelled.
6. Press Pause/Cancel twice, unplug electrical power cord, dry off drum interior
and close door.
7. Remove dispenser drawer. Drain any water in compartments and dry
compartments. Replace drawer.
8. Store washer in an upright position.
9. To remove antifreeze from washer after storage, run empty washer through
a complete cycle using detergent. Do not add wash load.
Avoid Service Checklist
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common concerns that are not the result of defective
workmanship or materials in this washer.
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION
NOISE
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 and tighten lock nuts. 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.
• Motor is overheated. Washer motor will stop if it becomes overheated. It will automatically restart
after a cool down period of up to 30 minutes (if washer has not been manually turned off).
• Dispenser drawer is open. Close drawer.
• 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.
• Dispenser drawer is open. Close drawer.
Residue left in drum.
• Heavily soiled items. Wipe drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser, then rinse. Shake or brush
excess dirt and sand from items before washing
WATER
Water collects in folds of the
bellows at the end of the cycle.
• This is a result of the washing action and is part of the normal operation of the washer.
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.
• Drain hose is kinked. Straighten drain hose.
Water does not enter washer or it enters
slowly.
• Water supply is not adequate in area. Check another faucet in the house. Wait until water supply
and pressure increase.
• Water supply faucets are not completely open. Fully open hot and cold faucets.
• Water is being used elsewhere in the house. Water pressure must be at least 30 psi (260 kPa).
Avoid running water elsewhere while washer is filling.
• Water inlet hoses are kinked. Straighten hoses.
Warm or hot water is not hot enough.
• Hot water heater is set too low or is a distance from washer. Measure hot water temperature at
nearby faucet with candy or meat thermometer. Water temperature should be at least 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.
• Maximum standpipe height is 8' (2.4 m).
• 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.
• Wrong detergent. Run rinse cycle. Use a low-sudsing, high efficiency detergent.
• Too much detergent. Run rinse cycle. Use less detergent in future loads
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.
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