Operating instructions | Frigidaire 134889200 Washer/Dryer User Manual

OWNERS GUIDE
TUMBLE ACTION
LAUNDRY CENTER
MANUAL DEL USUARIO
LAVADORAY SECADORASUPERPUESTAS
DE ACCIÓN GIRATORIA
P/N 134889200 (0706)
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Contents
Product Registration
Product Registration............................................................1
Important Safety Instructions..........................................2-4
Washing Procedures......................................................4-6
Stain Removal ............................................................6-7
Common Washing Problems...............................................8
Drying Procedures .............................................................9
Features ..........................................................................10
Common Drying Problems.............................................10
Care and Cleaning ..................................................11-13
Avoid Service Checklist .............................................13-15
Warranty................................................................16
Français.................................................................17-31
Back Cover.....................................................................32
Model Number ________________________________
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.
Serial Number _________________________________
Date of Purchase _______________________________
Register Your Product
The self-addressed PRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD should
be filled in completely, signed and returned.
The symbol
on the product or on its packaging indicates that this product may not be treated as household waste. Instead it
shall be handed over to the applicable collection point for the recycling of electrical and electronic equipment. By ensuring this
product is disposed of correctly, you will help prevent potential negative consequences for the environment and human health,
which could otherwise be caused by inappropriate waste handling of this product. For more detailed information about recycling of
this product, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal service or the shop where you purchased the
product.
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.
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.
- 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
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 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 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.
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Printed in U.S.A.
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.
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.
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Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors or liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
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.
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.
Important Safety Instructions (Con't)
• 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 build-up in these areas
could result in inefficient drying and possible fire. See Care and Cleaning.
• 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.
• Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless recommended by
the manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.
• 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.
• 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
• 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.
• 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.
• To prevent personal injury or damage to the laundry center, the electrical power cord
of a gas laundry center must be plugged into a properly grounded system. Never
ground the laundry center 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 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.
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Important Safety Instructions (Con't)
• Do not use any type of 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.
Washing Procedures
•
Follow the guidelines below for preparing the wash load.
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Read the Washer 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.
Add laundry load to washer.
1. 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.
• 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 and hosiery 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 a single item, such as a sweater, bath towel or jeans, is not
recommended. As the machine tumbles the load prior to final spin, it may
sense an out-of-balance load. If an out-of-balance load is sensed, the washer
will stop briefly and tumble for a short time to try to balance the load. This stoptumble action may occur several times before the end of the cycle. If the load
can not be evenly balanced, items may feel wet at the end of the cycle. Adding
1 or 2 similar items will help balance the load.
• If a load becomes tangled and out-of-balance, it may be necessary to rearrange
the load by hand. Stop the washer by pushing in the cycle selector knob and
open the door. Remove the load, untangle the items and return the load to the
tub. Close the door and restart washer.
• A single bulky item, such as a bedspread, comforter or sleeping bag, can be
laundered without adding extra items to the load.
• The washer can be fully loaded, but the items should not be tightly packed.
The door should close easily.
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5. Add detergent, bleach and fabric softener to automatic dispenser following these steps:
B. DETERGENT
• Add measured detergent to the detergent compartment
of the dispenser drawer.
• Detergent is flushed from the dispenser at the beginning
of the cycle. Either powdered or liquid detergent can
be used. Note: Liquid detergent will drain into the
washer drum as it is added.
• Low sudsing detergent is recommended for this washer.
Use the manufacturer's recommended amount.
• If low sudsing detergent is not available, a reduced
amount of regular detergent may be used. Because
reducing the amount of detergent may reduce cleaning,
it is important to pretreat stains, sort carefully by color
and soil level, and avoid overloading.
• Detergent usage may need to be adjusted for water
temperature, water hardness, size and soil level of the
load.
• For best results, avoid oversudsing.
A. OPENING AND CLOSING THE DISPENSER DRAWER
• Slowly open the dispenser drawer by first sliding the
safety latch to the right, then pulling the drawer out
until it stops.
• After adding laundry products, slowly close the dispenser
drawer. Closing the drawer too quickly could result in
early dispensing of the bleach and fabric softener.
• Dispenser drawer should be completely closed for
powdered detergent, bleach and fabric softener to
despense.
• Laundry products used with powder or liquid detergent,
such as color-safe bleach, water conditioner, detergent
booster, and enzyme products should be added to the
empty tub before loading.
Note: From time to time you may see water in the bleach
and fabric softener compartments. This is a result of the
siphoning action and is part of the normal operation of the
washer.
D. FABRIC SOFTENER
• If desired, pour the recommended amount of fabric
softener into the compartment labeled "Fabric Softener"
and marked with this symbol
.
• Dilute concentrated softeners with warm water to the
Fill Line.
• Do not exceed the maximum fill line. Overfilling can
cause early dispensing of the fabric softener which
could result in stained clothes.
• Do not pour fabric softener directly on the wash
load.
• Use of a fabric softener dispensing ball is not
recommended in tumble action washers.
C. LIQUID BLEACH
• If desired, measure out the recommended amount of
liquid chlorine bleach (not to exceed 1/3 cup (80 mL))
and pour it into the center compartment labeled
"Liquid Bleach" and marked with this symbol
.
• Do not exceed the maximum fill line. Overfilling can
cause early dispensing of the bleach which could result
in damaged clothes.
• Do not pour undiluted liquid chlorine bleach directly
onto the load or into the drum. Fabric damage can
occur.
• Do not use powdered bleach in the dispenser.
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Washing Procedures
(continued)
6. Set cycle selector knob and washer controls according to
type, size, and soil level of each load.
(See Operating Instructions card for your specific model controls.)
7. Start the washer.
Close the washer door and pull out the cycle selector knob. For your safety, the
door will automatically lock during the entire wash cycle. The Door Lock indicator
light will remain lit until the cycle ends.
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Washer will fill and tumble.
To stop the washer, push in the cycle selector knob.
To open the door during tumbling, push in the cycle selector knob. Wait for
the water to run off of the door.
To change a cycle, push in the cycle selector knob and turn it clockwise to
the desired setting. Pull out the knob to restart the washer.
To open the door during a spin cycle, push in the cycle selector knob. The Door
Lock indicator light will turn off. Wait 1-2 minutes for the lock to release. The
door can then be opened. Do not force open the locked door.
8. Remove items when the cycle is completed.
Place washed items in automatic dryer, line dry, or dry flat as directed by fabric
care label. Excess wrinkling, color transfer or odors may develop in items left in the
washer after the cycle has ended.
9. General Precautions
• Do not open the dispenser drawer when the washer is running.
• 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 laundry center 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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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.
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, Pretreat stain. Wash using cold water and bleach safe for fabric.
alcoholic beverages)
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
Use rust remover safe for fabric. Do not use chlorine bleach because it may intensify discoloration.
Shoe polish
LIQUID: Pretreat with a paste of granular detergent and water. PASTE: Scrape residue from fabric. Pretreat
with prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid. Rinse. Rub detergent into dampened area.
Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Urine, vomit, mucus, feces
Pretreat or soak in product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
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Common Washing Problems
Many washing problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory washing
results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
PREVENTIVE MEASURES
Blue stains
•Undiluted liquid detergent or fabric
softener dispensed directly onto
fabric.
•If caused by detergent, mix 1 cup (240
ml) white vinegar with 1 quart (.95 L)
water in a plastic container. Soak item 1
hour. Rinse.
•If caused by fabric softener, rub stains
with bar soap. Wash.
•Avoid pouring liquid deterent directly onto
fabric.
•Avoid overfilling fabric softener
compartment of dispenser.
•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.
•Not enough detergent.
Greasy, oily stains •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.
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.
•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.
•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.
Discoloration,
graying
Pilling
(Fibers break off,
ball up and cling to
fabric.)
•Not enough detergent.
•Wash water temperature too
low.
•Incorrect sorting.
•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.
•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.
•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.
•Undissolved detergent.
Residue or powder •Some granular detergents can
on dark items;
combine with hard water
stiff,
minerals to form a residue.
harsh fabrics.
•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
•Reduce load size.
•Rinse in cold water with liquid fabric
softener using the permanent 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 •Wash time too short.
body soil on
•Wash water temperature too
synthetic fabrics
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
•To restore discolored load of whites, use
rust remover safe for fabric.
•Do not use chlorine bleach to remove
rust stains. It may intensify
discoloration.
•Use nonprecipitating water softener.
•Before washing, run hot water for a few
minutes to clear lines.
•Drain water heater occasionally.
•For an ongoing problem, install an iron filter
in your water supply system.
•Overloading the washer.
•Incorrect wash cycle for wash
load.
•Iron or manganese in water
supply, water pipes, or water
heater.
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Drying Procedures
• Follow the guidelines below for preparing the load for drying.
• Read the Dryer Operating Instructions 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 before operating this dryer.
1. Prepare items for drying.
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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.
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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 tangling.
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If possible, turn pockets inside out for even drying.
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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.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
2. Check that lint screen is clean and in place.
3. Load the dryer.
Place small items in a mesh bag.
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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.
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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.
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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.
4. Close the dryer door and set dryer controls (some models).
See Dryer Operating Instructions 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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Push Start Button for 2 seconds or turn the START knob clockwise to ON, hold
for 1-2 seconds and release.
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To add or remove items when the dryer is running, open the door. The dryer
will always stop when the door is opened. Allow the drum to come to a
complete stop before reaching inside.
•
To restart dryer, close the door then push the Start Button for 2 seconds or
turn the START knob clockwise to ON, hold for 1-2 seconds and release.
•
The dryer will not start if the cycle selector is in the OFF position.
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)
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.
Features
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.
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
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
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
PREVENTIVE MEASURES
Greasy, oily
stains
•Fabric softener sheet.
•Rub fabric softener stains with bar
soap. Rinse and rewash.
•Add a few bath towels to small loads for proper
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 fabric softener in the final rinse.
•Or, add a fabric softener sheet and
tumble at low heat for 5-10 minutes.
•Use lint brush or roller to remove lint.
•Do not overload dryer.
•Use fabric softener in washer or dryer to reduce
static electricity.
•Remove items when they are slightly damp to
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.
and permanent press fabrics.
This is due to abrasion from
normal wear.
Shrinking
•Overdrying.
•Irreversible condition.
•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.
Wrinkling
•Overloading.
•Leaving items in dryer after
cycle ends.
•Reduce load size and tumble at low
heat for 5-10 minutes.
•Remove items immediately. Hang or
fold.
•Do not overload dryer.
•Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
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•Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.
•When ironing, use spray starch or fabric finish on
collars and cuffs.
•Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.
Care and Cleaning
To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property, comply
with the basic warnings listed in Important Safety Instructions 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 of spray cleanser when cleaning the dryer interior. Hazardous
fumes or electrical shock could occur.
Cleaning the Dispenser Drawer Area
Figure 1
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. 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)
•
Return the bleach and fabric softener inserts to their proper compartments.
Replace the dispenser drawer and run the short wash cycle without any wash
load in the drum.
(Lock tab is visible only after drawer has
been pulled out)
Figure 2
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.
•
The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts
with a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads.
Figure 3
Figure 4
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Care and Cleaning
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.
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.
Wash lint screen occasionally.
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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 drum.
Close door.
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 door.
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 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 laundry center.
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION
NOISE
"Clicking" noise.
• A normal sound made by the timer.
High pitch "jet engine" noise.
• A certain amount of motor whine is normal during the spin cycle.
Rattling and clanking noise.
• Foreign objects such as coins or safety pins may be in drum or pump. Stop washer
and check drum. If noise continues after washer is restarted, objects may be in
pump. Call your authorized servicer.
• Belt buckles and metal fasteners are hitting wash drum. To prevent unnecessary
noise and damage to drum, fasten fasteners and turn items inside out.
Squealing sound or hot rubber odor.
• Washer is overloaded. Do not overload washer. Stop washer and reduce load.
Thumping sound.
• Heavy wash loads may produce a thumping sound. This is usually normal. If sound
continues, washer is probably out of balance. Stop washer and redistribute wash
load.
Vibrating noise.
• Washer is not resting firmly on floor. Move washer so it rests firmly on floor. Adjust
leveling legs. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for details.
• Shipping bolts and foam block have not been removed during installation. See
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for removing shipping bolts and foam block.
• Wash load unevenly distributed in drum. Stop washer and rearrange wash load.
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OCCURRENCE
OPERATING
Washer does not start.
POSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION
• 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 additives
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 11,
Figures 1 and 2) and draining water into the empty drum or sink.
Wash load too wet after spin.
•
•
•
•
Water does not enter washer or it
enters slowly.
• Water supply is not adequate in area. Check another faucet in the house. Wait until
water supply and pressure increase.
• Water supply faucets are not completely open. Fully open hot and cold faucets.
• Water is being used elsewhere in the house. Water pressure must be at least 30
psi (260 kPa). Avoid running water elsewhere while washer is filling.
• Water inlet hoses are kinked. Straighten hoses.
Warm or hot water is not hot
enough.
• Hot water heater is set too low or is a distance from washer. Measure hot water
temperature at nearby faucet with candy or meat thermometer. Water temperature
should be at least 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 dispenser 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.
Washer is overloaded. Do not overload washer. See Washing Procedures.
Load is too small. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.
Load is out of balance. Rearrange load to allow proper spinning.
Drain hose is kinked. Straighten drain hose.
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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.
Excessive wrinkling.
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.
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.
Items left in dryer too long.
Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
Insufficient sorting of items.
See Drying Procedures.
Drying temperature too high.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
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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
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