Frigidaire 134897400A Washer/Dryer User Manual

Use & Care Guide
Washer
Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien
Laveuse
Printed in U.S.A.
www.frigidaire.com
P/N 137153200A (0904)
Table of Contents
Winterizing .........................................................................10
Common Washing Problems ......................................... 10-11
Avoid Service checklist .................................................. 11-12
Warranty ............................................................................13
Notes ..................................................................................14
Français ..............................................................................15
Product Registration..............................................................2
Important Safety Instructions ............................................ 2-3
Washing Procedures.......................................................... 4-5
Operating Instructions....................................................... 6-7
Stain Removal Guide ......................................................... 8-9
Care and Cleaning ................................................................9
Product Record
Read all instructions before using this appliance. This book
contains valuable information about:
• Operation
• Care
• Service
Keep it in a safe place.
Read and Save These Instructions
Record Your Model and Serial Numbers
The model and serial numbers of your washer are found on
the washer serial plate located of the washer lid. Record and
retain these numbers.
Model Number ____________________________
This Use and Care Guide provides general operating instructions for your dryer. It also contains information about
features for several other models. Your washer may not have
every feature included.
Use the washer only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide.
Serial Number _____________________________
Purchase Date _____________________________
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.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow these Important Safety Instructions:
Recognize safety symbols, words and labels
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.
Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with a
WARNING or CAUTION based on the risk type as described
below:
This symbol alerts you to situations that may cause serious
body harm, death or property
damage.
This symbol alerts you to situations that may cause bodily
injury or property damage.
Save these instructions for
future reference.
The instructions appearing in this Use and Care
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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Important Safety Instructions, continued
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.
PREVENT INJURY AND DAMAGE TO THE WASHER
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 Use &
Care 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.
• 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.
• Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
- FIRE/ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD 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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- HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD - Do not use
or mix liquid chlorine bleach with other household chemicals such as toilet cleaners, rust removers, acid or products
containing ammonia. These mixtures can produce dangerous
fumes which can cause serious injury or death.
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Washing Procedures
• Place delicate and small items such as bras, hosiery and
baby socks in a mesh bag.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
in this Use and Care Guide before operating your washer.
1 Sort laundry into loads that can be washed together.
(Mesh bag not included.)
3 Pretreat stains and heavy soil.
WHITES
TO W E L S
CASUAL
C O LO R S
• Sort items by recommended cycle and water temperature.
• Separate white, light and colorfast items from dark and
non-colorfast items.
• Separate items that shed lint from items that attract
lint. Casual, 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, loosely knit, or delicate items from
durable items.
• Do not machine wash items containing fiberglass. Small
particles of fiberglass left in the drum may transfer to
fabrics in other loads and cause skin irritation.
• See Stain Removal Guide in this guide for safe, successful stain removal instructions.
4 Add a measured amount of detergent to the wash
tub before adding the laundry load.
Follow detergent manufacturer’s directions. The amount
required depends on type of detergent, load size and soil
level, and water hardness.
5 If desired, add liquid bleach to bleach dispenser.
Before adding the wash load, add liquid bleach to bleach
dispenser located in left front corner under the lid:
2 Prepare items for washing.
• Empty pockets.
• Refer to bleach manufacturer’s directions for quantity
to add.
• Then add 1 cup (240 ml) water to flush the dispenser.
• Do not use powdered bleach in the bleach dispenser.
Add powdered bleach to the empty tub.
• Brush off lint and dirt. Shake out rugs and beach towels.
• Close zippers, fasten hooks, tie strings and sashes, and
remove non-washable trims and ornaments.
• Mend rips and tears to prevent further damage during
washing.
• Turn knit items inside out to prevent pilling.
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Washing Procedures, continued
If a build-up of fabric softener occurs, clean with hot water.
DO NOT REMOVE SERVICE CAP FOUND INSIDE THE
AGITATOR POST.
6 Add laundry load to washer.
• Dry load level should not be higher than the top of the
agitator vanes. Do not overload the washer.
For models without a fabric softener dispenser, follow
fabric softener label directions. Add diluted fabric softener
to the final rinse. Do not pour fabric softener directly
on the wash load.
8 Select cycle and settings according to type, size and
soil level of each load.
See Operating Instructions on next page.
9 Start the washer.
• Do not put items on top of agitator or wrap them
around it. Load items evenly.
• Combine large and small items in a load. Load large
items first. Large items should not be more than half
the total wash load.
• When washing a single heavy item, add 1 or 2 towels
to balance the load.
7 If desired, add liquid fabric softener to fabric softener dispenser (available on some models).
For models with a built-in dispenser:
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Close the washer lid and pull out the cycle selector knob.
The washer will not fill with water, agitate or spin when the
lid is open, and will only start to do so if the lid is closed.
The washer will automatically turn off if the lid is lifted during agitation to add a garment or laundry product after the
cycle has begun. The washer will resume the cycle where it
left off when the lid is again closed. If the washer doesn’t
agitate when the lid is closed, check the cycle selector
knob. It may have accidentally been pushed in when the lid
was opened, Pull out the knob to restart the washer.
• To stop the washer during agitation, push in the cycle
selector knob.
• Do not stop and restart washer during a spin when using the fabric softener dispenser.
• To change a cycle after it has started, push in the cycle
selector knob. Turn it clockwise to the desired setting.
Pull out the knob to restart the washer.
Remove items when the cycle is completed.
The lid must be closed during spin. For your safety, the
lid locks when pre-pumping and remains locked when
pumping and spinning. It will remain locked for about
2-3 minutes after the cycle ends and the tub has come to
a complete stop.
SAFETY LID LOCK
• Add liquid softener to the dispenser, following fabric
softener label directions. DO NOT use granular detergent in this dispenser.
• Add water to bring liquid level to fill line on dispenser
cap.
• Remove the dispenser from the agitator after each use.
Rinse both cap and cup with warm
water. Replace dispenser in the
agitator.
• Do not use bleach in this dispenser.
• To open the lid during a spin, push in the cycle selector knob and wait about 2-3 minutes for the lid lock to
release. Do not force open the locked lid.
• Place washed items in automatic dryer, line dry, or dry
flat as directed by fabric care label. Excess wrinkling,
color transfer or odors may develop in items left in the
washer after the cycle has ended.
To separate cap from cup,
put thumb into dispenser and push
against side of cup (see picture to the
left). After cleaning, push cap and
cup firmly together. Replace dispenser by lining up the ribs and grooves
and snapping it into position.
To avoid serious personal injury, do not operate washer if safety lid lock is missing, damaged or operating
improperly.
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on
every model. Console shown above for reference only. Your model may differ.
Cycle Selection
SOAK/PREWASH
Soak
• Use Soak to treat heavily soiled or stained items. Soak
provides 3 minutes of agitation and 12 minutes of soaking
time in cold water. The load then advances into the
Prewash portion of the cycle.
• Use the amount of detergent recommended for a normal
wash cycle. If desired, use a bleach or a soaking agent safe
for the fabric.
• Follow Soak with a complete wash cycle using a half dose
of detergent.
Prewash
• Use Prewash to loosen soils before washing and to help
remove protein-based stains such as milk, grass and blood.
Prewash provides 3 minutes of agitation before the water
drains.
• Use the amount of detergent recommended for a normal
wash cycle.
• The Prewash water temperature is the same as the wash
water temperature selected. To avoid setting protein
stains, select cold water.
• Follow Prewash with a complete wash cycle using a half
dose of detergent.
Push in and turn the Cycle Selector knob clockwise to the
desired cycle.
For best results
Follow the fabric care label
instructions on items to be
washed.
The Whites, Casual and Delicates cycles progress through
wash agitation, drain and spin with a spray rinse, rinse
agitation, and a spray rinse during the final spin.
WHITES
• This cycle provides up to 15 minutes of normal agitation
and a fast spin for most fabrics.
• Power Spin provides 12 minutes of spin for maximum
removal of water. This conserves energy by reducing
drying time.
EXTRA RINSE
• Use the Extra Rinse cycle after any complete wash cycle
when an additional deep rinse may be needed to remove
excess detergent and soil. It provides 3 minutes of rinse
agitation in cold water, followed by a spray rinse at the
selected rinse water temperature during spin.
• If desired, add liquid fabric softener to the water (not the
fabric softener dispenser) or use a softener sheet in the
dryer. DO NOT pour fabric softener directly onto the load.
CASUAL
• This cycle provides up to 12 minutes of normal agitation
and a fast spin for cottons and blends with a no-iron
finish. A cool down spray rinse helps reduce wrinkling.
• Select the Casual Prewash setting to help loosen soil and
remove stains before washing. Add the recommended
amount of detergent and other laundry products desired
to tub. Add load. Select a cold water rinse and appropriate
load size. Load will agitate 4 minutes, drain and spin.
Follow Casual Prewash with a complete Casual cycle
and a half dose of detergent.
DELICATES
• Provides 6 minutes of gentle agitation and a slow spin for
the gentle care of knits and delicate items.
• Select the Hand Wash setting for 3 minutes of gentle
agitation and a slow spin for the gentle care of hand
washable items.
Cycle Settings
WASH-SPIN SPEED (on select models)
Select the agitation and spin speed combination suitable
for each load. The following chart suggests wash/spin
speeds for typical wash loads.
Fabric Type
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Wash/Spin
Speeds
Regular/Whites
Normal/Normal
Perm Press/Colors
Normal/Gentle
Knits
Gentle/Normal
Delicates / Hand washables
Gentle/Gentle
Washable woolens
Gentle/Gentle
This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on
every model. Console shown above for reference only. Your model may differ.
Cycle Settings, continued
2. Select appropriate Wash/Rinse Temperature, Load
Size, and Wash/Spin Speed.
3. Select PowerPlus Clean under Wash Cycle Options.
• To use a cycle other than Whites after the Soak or
Prewash settings, select OFF and manually advance
cycle selector to cycle desired.
4. Fill fabric softener dispenser with the recommended
amount of LIQUID detergent. Add water to bring liquid
level to fill line on dispenser cap.
• When selecting PowerPlus Clean, the fabric softener
dispenser must be filled with diluted liquid detergent
at the beginning of the Soak or Prewash setting. The
detergent for the Whites cycle will then be dispensed
after the spin in Prewash.
• DO NOT use powdered detergent in the dispenser.
• Clean the fabric softener dispenser thoroughly after
each use. Fabric softener and liquid detergent should
not be mixed.
5. Set the cycle selector at Soak or Prewash and pull
knob to start. The washer will provide Soak or Prewash
as selected. It then automatically advances to the full
Whites cycle and Extra Rinse cycle.
EXTRA RINSE
Select Extra Rinse to automatically add an additional deep
rinse to the Whites cycle. It provides 3 minutes of rinse
agitation in cold water, followed by a spray rinse at the
selected rinse water temperature during spin. If desired, add
liquid fabric softener to this rinse (not the fabric softener
dispenser) or use a softener sheet in the dryer. DO NOT pour
fabric softener directly onto the load.
LOAD SIZE
• Turn the Load Size knob to select a water level
appropriate for the load size. For best results, DO NOT
overload. Add items loosely to the tub. The dry load
should not be higher than the top of the agitator vanes.
There should be enough water in the tub for items to
move freely.
• To increase the water level after the wash cycle begins, turn
the Load Size knob to Reset and hold. When water begins
to enter the tub, turn the knob to the desired setting.
WASH/RINSE TEMPERATURE
• Turn the Wash/Rinse Temp knob to select the wash
water temperature suitable for the fiber content and soil
level of each load. A cold water rinse saves energy and
reduces wrinkling.
• If a cold rinse is selected, the washer will fill with cold
water during rinse, followed by a cold spray rinse during
final spin. If a warm rinse is selected, the washer will fill
with cold water during rinse, followed by a warm spray
rinse during final spin.
• To conserve energy, the hot wash water is regulated.
Warm and cold wash and rinse water temperatures are
not regulated.
• The following chart suggests wash/rinse temperatures for
basic fabric types.
Fabric Type
Wash/Rinse
Temperature
Heavily soiled white/colorfast cotton,
perm press
Hot/Cold
Normally soiled white/colorfast cotton,
perm press
Warm/Cold
Lightly soiled cottons and perm press,
noncolorfast fabrics, knits, delicates, hand
washables
Cold/Cold
Washable woolens
Energy Saving Tips
• Wash full loads. Oversize loads use extra energy. Undersized
loads waste energy.
• When small wash loads cannot be avoided, use lower
water levels.
• Select the appropriate cycle and time for each load.
Shorten wash times for lightly soiled loads.
• To reduce drying time, select a fast spin speed to remove
more water from heavy items such as towels and jeans.
• Use warm water to wash most loads. Limit hot water
washes to heavily soiled and white loads. Use cold water
for lightly soiled items and rinsing.
• Operate the washer in early morning and late evening
when utility demands are low.
• Follow proper laundry procedures to avoid rewashing.
Warm/Warm
Cycle Options
POWERPLUS CLEAN (on select models)
Select PowerPlus Clean to automatically advance a load
from the Soak or Prewash setting into the Whites wash
and Extra Rinse cycles.
1. Add the measured amount of detergent to wash tub,
then add wash load.
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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 utensils used.
• Do not combine stain removal products, especially ammonia and
chlorine bleach. Dangerous fumes can 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.
- HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD 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.
For Successful Stain Removal:
• Remove stains promptly.
• Determine the kind of stain, then follow the recommended treatment
in the stain removal chart on the next page.
• To pretreat stains, use a prewash product, liquid detergent, or a paste
made from powder detergent and water.
• Use cold water on unknown stains because hot water can set stains.
• Consult care label instructions for treatments to avoid on specific
fabrics.
• Check for colorfastness by testing stain remover products on an inside
seam.
• Rinse and wash items after stain removal.
For best results
Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be washed.
Stain Removal Suggestions
STAIN
TREATMENT
Adhesive tape, chewing gum,
rubber cement
Apply ice. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on paper towels. Saturate with prewash stain remover
or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.
Baby formula, dairy products,
egg
Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains. Soak for 30 minutes or more. Wash.
Beverages (coffee, tea,
soda, juice, alcoholic beverages)
Pretreat stain. Wash using cold water and bleach safe for fabric.
Blood
Rinse with cold water. Rub with bar soap. Or, pretreat or soak with product containing enzymes. Wash
using bleach safe for fabric.
Candle wax, crayon
Scrape off surface wax. Place stain face down between paper towels. Press with warm iron until wax is
absorbed. Replace paper towels frequently. Treat remaining stain with prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid. Hand wash to remove solvent. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Chocolate
Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Collar or cuff soil, cosmetics
Pretreat with prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap.
Dye transfer on white fabric
Use packaged color remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Grass
Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Grease, oil, tar (butter, fats,
salad dressing, cooking oils,
car grease, motor oils)
Scrape residue from fabric. Pretreat. Wash using hottest water safe for fabric. For heavy stains and tar,
apply nonflammable dry cleaning fluid to back of stain. Replace towels under stain frequently. Rinse thoroughly. Wash using hottest water safe for fabric.
Ink
Some inks may be impossible to remove. Washing may set some inks. Use prewash stain remover, denatured alcohol or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.
Mildew, scorch
Wash with chlorine bleach if safe for fabric. Or, soak in oxygen bleach and hot water before washing.
Badly mildewed fabrics may be permanently damaged.
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Stain Removal Suggestions, continued
STAIN
TREATMENT
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 powder 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.
Tomato
Pretreat with prewash stain remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Urine, vomit, mucus, feces
Pretreat or soak in product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Wine
Pretreat or soak in cold water. Wash in hottest water and bleach safe for fabric
Care and Cleaning
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.
• Dry the washer top, the area around the lid opening, and the underside of
the lid. These areas should always be dry before the lid is closed.
• Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to
avoid electrical shock hazards.
• When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain
on the tub. Remove this by wiping the tub with a nonabrasive household
cleanser. Rinse thoroughly with water.
• The agitator or tub may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts
with a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future
loads.
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.
• 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 part
bleach to 8 parts 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 tape.
• Before moving the washer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard
under the front leveling legs to prevent damage to the floor.
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Do not store or place laundry
products on top of washer at any time. They
can damage the finish or controls.
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.
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 (3.8 L) nontoxic recreational vehicle (RV) antifreeze to
empty wash drum. Close lid.
Set cycle selector knob at a spin setting. Pull out knob and let washer
spin for 1 minute to drain out all water. Not all of the RV antifreeze will
be expelled.
Push in knob, unplug electrical power cord, dry tub interior, and close
lid.
Store washer in an upright position.
To remove antifreeze from washer after storage, run empty washer
through a complete cycle using detergent. Do not add wash load.
RV
ANTIFREEZE
Follow WINTERIZING
INSTRUCTIONS for cold
weather storage and
care.
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 Operating
Your, step 5.
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 Operating Your,
steps 2 and 5.
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 Operating Your, steps 1 and
2.
• Do not overload washer.
• Use correct temperature and
amount of detergent, water and
wash time.
Pilling
(Fibers 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.
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Common Washing Problems, continued
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
PREVENTIVE MEASURES
Residue or
powder on
dark items;
Stiff, harsh
fabrics.
• Undissolved detergent.
• Rewash load.
• Some granular detergents can
combine with hard water minerals
to form a residue.
• Overloading the washer.
• Increase water temperature using
hottest water safe for fabric.
• Do not overload washer.
• Use liquid detergent or use nonprecipitating water conditioner
with powder detergent.
Wrinkling
• Overloading the washer.
• Incorrect wash cycle for wash
load.
• Reduce load size.
• Rinse in cold water with liquid fabric softener using the casual 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 hottest water safe for fabric using
casual 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.
Avoid Service Checklist
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are
not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this washer.
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
“Clunking” or gear
sounds.
A certain amount of “clunking” or gear sounds
are normal in a heavy-duty washer.
This is normal.
Rattling and clanking
noise.
Foreign objects such as coins or safety pins may
be in 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 tub, fasten fasteners and turn items inside out.
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.
Squealing sound or hot
rubber odor.
Washer is overloaded.
Do not overload washer. Stop washer and reduce load.
Vibrating noise.
Washer is not resting firmly on floor.
Move washer so it rests firmly on floor. Adjust leveling legs. See
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for details.
Shipping bolt has not been removed during installation.
See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for removing shipping bolt.
Wash load unevenly distributed in tub.
Stop washer and rearrange wash load.
NOISE
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Avoid Service Checklist, continued
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Washer lid is open.
Close washer lid. The washer will not fill with water, agitate or spin
when the lid is open, and will only start to do so if the lid is closed.
Electrical power cord may not be plugged in or
connection may be loose.
Make sure plug fits tightly in wall outlet.
House fuse blown, circuit breaker tripped, or a
power outage has occurred.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase fuse capacity. If problem is a circuit overload, have it corrected by a qualified
electrician. If problem is a power outage, call local electric company.
Water supply faucets are not turned on.
Turn on water supply faucets.
Cycle selector is not in correct position.
Move indicator clockwise slightly. Pull out knob.
Motor is overheated. Washer motor will stop if it
becomes overheated.
It will automatically restart after a cool down period of up to 30
minutes (if washer has not been manually turned off).
Washer won’t spin.
Lid is not completely closed.
Close washer lid. The washer will not fill with water, agitate or spin
when the lid is open, and will only start to do so if the lid is closed.
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
Washer is overloaded.
Do not overload washer. See Washing Procedures.
Load is out of balance.
Rearrange load to allow proper spinning.
Drain hose is kinked.
Straighten drain hose.
Washer lid is open.
Close washer lid. The washer will not fill with water, agitate or spin
when the lid is open, and will only start to do so if the lid is closed.
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.
OPERATING
Washer does not start.
WATER
Wash load too wet after
spin.
Water does not enter
washer or it enters slowly.
Water inlet hoses are kinked.
Straighten hoses.
Improper water level selection (for models with
water level/load size control).
Select higher water level/load size.
Washer is overloaded.
Do not overload washer. Dry load level should not be higher
than top of agitator vanes.
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
(50°C). Adjust water heater as necessary.
Hot water is being used elsewhere in the house.
Avoid using hot water elsewhere before or during washer use.
There may not be enough hot water available for proper cleaning. If problem persists, your hot water system may be unable to
support more than 1 use at a time.
Water in washer does not
drain or drains slowly.
Drain hose is kinked or clogged.
Clean and straighten the drain hose.
Water leaks.
Loose fill hose connection at faucet or washer.
Check and tighten hose connections. Install rubber sealing washers provided.
House drain pipes are clogged.
Unclog drain pipes. Contact plumber if necessary.
Incorrect wash and rinse
temperatures.
Hot and cold water hoses are connected to wrong
supply faucets.
Connect hot water hose to hot water faucet and cold water
hose to cold water faucet.
Water is entering washer
but tub does not fill.
Drain hose standpipe is incorrect height.
Standpipe must be a minimum of 33” (83.82 cm) high to prevent siphoning. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Water is present in tub after
wash cycle is complete.
Lid lock malfunction.
Do not bypass lid lock. Call your authorized servicer.
The drain and spin cycles
did not occur.
Lid lock malfunction.
Do not bypass lid lock. Call your authorized servicer.
Water level does not
cover load.
Warm or hot water is not
hot enough.
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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
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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