White-Westinghouse SWXG831HQ2, SWSG1031HS1, SWXG831HQ1, SWSG1031HQ2, SWSG1031HS2, SWSG1031HS0, SWXG831HS2, SWSG1031HQ0, SWXG831HS1, SWXG831HS0 Owner's manual

White-Westinghouse SWXG831HQ2, SWSG1031HS1, SWXG831HQ1, SWSG1031HQ2, SWSG1031HS2, SWSG1031HS0, SWXG831HS2, SWSG1031HQ0, SWXG831HS1, SWXG831HS0 Owner's manual

White-Westinghouse

27" (69 cm) Wide

LAUNDRY CENTER

WasherDryer

CENTRO DE LAVANDERiA de 27"

(69 cm) de ancho

Lavadora -

Secadora

Models/Modelos

GAS: SWXG83 t HQ, SWXG831HS, SWSG103t HQ, SWSG1031HS

PIN 137002700

(0801)

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Important Safety Instructions .................................................................................................................................

Washing Procedures ..............................................................................................................................................

Stain Removal ...........................................................................................................................................................

CommonWashing Problems .....................................................................................................................................

Drying Procedures ...................................................................................................................................................

Features .................................................................................................................................................................

Commom Drying Problems .....................................................................................................................................

Careand Cleaning ............................................................................................................................................

Avoid Service Checklist .....................................................................................................................................

EspaF)ol..............................................................................................................................................................

Product Record

Read

and

Save These Instructions

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.

This Use & Care 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 Use &

Care Guide.

Model Number:

Serial

Number:

Purchase Date:

Note:

The instructions appearing in this Use & 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.

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.

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Your

safety

and the safety

of others

is very important.

We have provided many important safety messages in the Use & Care Guide, Operating Instructions,

Installation Instructions and on your appliance.

Always read and obey all safety messages.

_ that can kill or hurt you or others.

Al! safety messages wil! be preceded by the safety alert

This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to hazards symbol and the word "DANGER" or "WARNING".

These words mean:

You will be killed or seriously injured if you don't 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.

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GAS LAUNDRY CENTERS:

_Do

not under any circumstances cut, the grounding prong

from this plug

_

remove,

or bypass

_ _

_

CORRECT

_ogrounding

Powersupply cord with

3-prong plug

Use this way ONLY

Do not use or mix liquid

chlorine bleach with other household

chemicals such as

toilet

cleaners, rust removers, acid or products

containing ammonia.

These mixtures can produce

dangerous

fumes which can cause serious injury

or death.

_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.

Important Safety

Instructions

Read all instructions before using this laundry center.

Instructions:

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow these

Important

Safety_

oTo reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using this laundry center, comply with the basic warnings listed below.

oFailure 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.

ode not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer.

Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fire.

• Do not put oily or greasy rags or clothing on top of the laundry center. These substances give off vapors that could ignite the materials.

• Do not add gasoline, cleaning solvents, or other fla m mable or explosive substances to the wash water. These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode.

oUnder 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.

oTo 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. ode 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 hasa drying rack, always replace the lint screen when finished using the drying rack.

oKeep area around the exhaust opening and surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint, dust and dirt.

Important Safety

Instructions

Con't

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.

o Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.

• Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire, explosion, serious bodily injury and/or damage to the rubber or plastic partsofthe laundry center.

Protect Children

• Do not allow children to play on or in the laundry center. Close supervision of children is necessarywhen the laundry center is used near children. As children grow, teach them the proper, safe use of all appliances.

oDestroy 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.

oBefore the laundry' center is removed from service or discarded, remove the washer lid and dryer door to prevent accidental entrapment.

oFailure 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.

oTo 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. Nevergroundthelaundrycentertoa

not use an extension cord or an adaptor plug.

gaspipe.

Do

,'Follow package directions when using laundry products.

Incorrect usage can produce poisonous gas-resulting in serious injury or death.

-Donor 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.

oALWAYS

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.

o Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur, oTo 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.

oTo 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.

oAthermal limiterswitch automaticallyturnsoff 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.

oThe washer is equipped with an electrical overload protector.

The motor will stop if it becomes overheated

Thewasher will automatically restart after a cool down period of up to 30 minutes, if thewasher has not been manually turned off during this time.

eFailure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.

---'washing

Procedures

Sort laundry into loadsthat can be washed together,

Empty pockets.

Place delicate items in a mesh bag.

Bleach Dispenser (some models)

Follow the guidelines below for preparing the wash load.

• Read the

Washer Operating

model.

Instructions

for operating your specific

Always read and follow fabric care and laundry

product labels.

read Important

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons,

Safety

Instructions

before operating this 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. o Empty pockets,

• Brush off lint and dirt.

Shake out rugs and beach towels.

Close zippers, fasten hooks, tie strings and sashes, and remove nonwashable trims and ornaments.

• Remove pins, decorative buttons, belt buckles, and other objects which could be damaged.

This also helps protect other items in the wash load.

• Mend rips and tears to prevent further damage during washing.

Place delicate items such as bras, shoulder pads, hosiery, and belts in a mesh bag to prevent tangling during the wash cycle.

• Turn knit items inside out to prevent pilling.

3.

Pretreat stains and heavy soil.

See Stain

Removal

for details.

.

Add a measured amount

of

detergent adding the laundry load.

to the wash tub before

Follow detergent manufacturer's directions. The amount required depends on type of detergent, load size and soil level, and water hardness.

5.

If desired, add liquid bleach to Bleach Dispenser (some models).

• Before adding the wash load, add liquid bleach to bleach dispenser located in left front corner under the lid:

.

3/4 cup (180 ml) for small loads

1 cup (240 ml) for large loads

1-1/4 cups (300 ml) for extra-large loads.

Then add 1 cup (240 ml) water to flush the dispenser.

• Do not use powdered bleach in the bleach dispenser.

For models without a bleach dispenser,

dilute the recommended amount of liquid chlorine bleach in 1 quart (.95 L) water.

Add it to wash water after a few minutes of agitation.

Do notpour wash load.

bleach directly on

5 Printed in U.S.A.

Do not load items above top of agitator vanes in wash tub.

Built-h_ Fabric Softener Dispenser

(some models)

Washing Procedures con't

5. Add laundry load to washer.

o Dry load level should not be higher than the top of agitator vanes.

Do not

overload the washer.

*

Do not put items on top of agitator or wrap them aroundit.

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.

o 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 (see picture to the left):

1.

Add liquid softener to the dispenser, following fabric softener label directions.

2.

Add water to bring liquid level to fill line on dispenser cap.

3.

Remove the dispenser from the agitator after each use. Rinse both cap and cup with warm water.

Replace dispenser in the agitator.

NOTE:

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.

If fabric softener builds up in or around the dispenser, clean the area with hot water.

DO NOT REMOVE SERVICE CAP FOUND

INSIDE

THE AGITATOR

POST.

Safety Lid Lock

For models without a fabric softener dispenser,

fol!ow fabric softener label directions.

Add diluted fabric softener to the final rinse. Do notpour

fabric softener directly on the wash load.

Built-h_ Fabric Softe_er Dispenser

(some models)

DO NOT REMOVE

SERWCE CAP

INSIDE

THE AGITATOR

POST.

&

Select

cycle and settings

according to type, size, and soil level of each load

See Operating

Instructions

for your specific model controls.

.

Start the washer.

Close the washer lid and pull out the cycle selector knob. The washer will not agitate or spin with the lid open.

*

To stop the washer, push in the cycle selector knob.

*

To change a cycle, push in the cycle selector knob. Turn it clockwise to the desired setting.

Pull out the knob to restart the washer.

10. Remove items when

the cycle is completed.

For your safety, the lid locks when the tub is spinning.

It will remain locked for 2-3 minutes after the tub stops spinning.

*

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 avoid serious personal injury, do not operate washer if safety lid lock is missing or damaged.

Stain Removal

Safe Stain Removal Procedures

Do not combine stain removal products.

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed in

Important

Safety

Instructions

and those listed below.

• Read and comply with all instructions on stain removal products.

Keep products in their original labeled containers and out of children's reach.

o 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.

Follow fabric care label instructions,

For successful stain

removal:

o o o o

• Remove stains promptly.

Determine the kind of stain, then follow recommended treatment in the stain removal chart on the next page.

• To pretreat stains, use a prewash product, liquid detergent, or a paste made from granular detergent and water.

Use cold water on unknown stains because hot water can set stains.

Check care label instructions for treatments to avoid on specific fabrics.

Check for colorfastness by testing stain remover on an inside seam.

Rinse and wash items after stain removal.

STAIN

"fREATMENT

Adhesive tape, chewing gum, Apply ice. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on pape_ towels.

Saturate with prewash slain lemove_ o_ rubber cement 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.

alcohoEc beverages)

Blood Rinse with cold water.

safe for fabric.

Rub with bar soap. Or, pretleat or soak with product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach

Candle wax, aayon

Chocolate

Collar or cuff soil, cosmetics

Dye transfer on white fabric

Grass

Grease, oil, tar (butter, fats,

Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

Pretreat with prewash stain remover or rub with ba_ soap.

Use packaged color remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

Ink

Mildew, scorch

Mud

Mustard, tomato

Nail polish

Paint, varnish

Perspiration

Rust, brownoryellowdiscoloration

Shoe polish

Some inks maybe impossible to remove. Washing may set some inks. Use prewash stain remover, denatured alcohol or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.

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.

Brush off dry mud. Pretreat or soak with product containing enzymes.

Pretreat with prewash stain remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

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.

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.

Use prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap. Rinse. Wash using nonchlorine bleach in hottest water safe for fabric.

For spots use rust remover safe fo_ fabric. For discoloration of an entire load, use phosphate detergent and nonchloBne b each. Do not use chlorine

bleach because it may intensify discoloration.

Urine, vomit, mucus, feces Pretreat or soak in product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabdc.

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Common Washing Problems

Mal_ywashing problems invoh,e poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. Forsatisfactorywashing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.

PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES

SOLUTIONS

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Blue stains

.Detergent

or liquid fabric softener did not dissolve or disperse,

.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.

.Add

detergent before wash load. Then start washer.

.Add

fabric softener to dispenser

(available on some models).

,Dilute fabric softener with water.

Discoloration, graying

Greasy,

oily

stains

Holes, tears, or

snags

.Not enough detergent.

,Wash water temperature too low.

.Incorrect

sorting.

,Not enough detergent,

.Undiluted

liquid fabric softener poured directly on fabric,

,Incorrect use of chlorine bleach.

.Unfastened

zippers, hooks, buckles.

,Rips, tears and broken threads.

.Overloading

the washer.

.Degradation

of fabric.

.Rewash

with correct amount of detergent and hottest water safe for fabric. Add bleach safe for fabric,

.Treat

with prewash stain remover or liquid detergent,

.Increase

detergent and water temperature.

Rewash.

.Rub

fabric softener stains with bar soap.

.May

be irreversible if rips, tears and seams col]not be mended.

,Sort items by soil level and color.

.Use correct amount of detergent, hottest water and bleach safe for fabric

,Use correct amount of detergent and hottest water safe for fabric.

.Do

not

pour fiquid fabric softener directly

on fabric.

See package directions or Washing

Procedures

for proper diluting.

.Never

pour chlorine bleach directly on fabric.

,Check condition of items before washing.

See Washing

Procedures

for preparing and loading the wash load.

Lint

,Incorrect sorting.

,Tissues left in pocket.

,Overloading the washer.

,Not enough detergent.

,Undissolved residue.

detergent has left

,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.

• Add liquid fabric softener to final rinse.

• Dry load in dryer.

.Remove lint with lint brush or roller.

,See

Washing Procedures

for sorting and preparing the wash load.

.Do

not overload washer.

,Use correct amount of detergent, water temperature and water level

Pilling

(Fibers break off, ball up and cling to fabric)

,Pilling is normal with synthetic and permanent press fabrics.

This is due to abrasion from normal wear.

.Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills.

.Use fabric softener in the washer to lubricate fibers.

,When ironing, use spray starch or fabric finish on collars and cuffs.

.Turn

items inside out to reduce abrasion.

Residue or powder on dark items;

Stiff, harsh

fabrics.

.Undissolved

detergent.

.Some

nonphosphate granular detergents can combine with hard water minerals to form a residue.

Wrinkling

,Overloading the washer.

Yellow buildup of

body soil on

synthetic fabrics

.Agitation

time too short.

,Wash water temperature too low.

.Not enough detergent.

Yellow or brown rust stains

.Iron

or manganese in water supply, water pipes, or water heater.

• Reduce load size.

• Add dissolved detergent to tub . Rewash load.

• Mix I cup (240 ml} white vinegar to I gallon (3.8 k) warm water in plastic container.

Soak item. Rinse and rewash.

.Increase

water temperature using hottest water safe for fabric.

.Do

not overload washer.

.Use liquid detergent or use nonpredpitating water conditioner with nonphosphate granular detergent.

.Reduce

load size.

• Rinse in cold water with liquid fabric softener.

• 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.

.Do

not overload washer.

.Remove

items from washer as soon as cyde is completed.

.Use

liquid fabric softener.

,Wash synthetics frequently hot water and correct water level.

• To restore discolored load of whites, use rust remover safe for fabric.

Do not use cblorine 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 syslem.

Drying Procedures

Follow fabric care label instructions.

Place small items in a mesh bag.

Fill dryer drum 1/3 to 1/2 full.

• Follow the guidelines below for preparing the load for drying.

o Read the model.

Dryer Operating Instructions

for operating your specific

Always

read and

follow

fabric care labels and laundry labels.

_roduct

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed in Important

Safety

instructions

and those listed below.

.

Prepare items for drying.

Dry items of similar fabric, weight and construction in the same load.

Separate dark items from light-colored items Separate items that shed lint from those that attract lint If an item sheds lint, turn it inside out

Be sure buckles, buttons and trim are heatproof and won't damage the drum finish Close zippers, fasten hooks and Velcro®-Iike fasteners Tie strings and sashes to prevent snagging and tangling.

If possible, turn pockets inside out for even drying

Check for stains which may not have been removed in washing.

Dryer heat may permanently set some stains Repeat stain removal process before drying

Place small items in a mesh bag to prevent tangling and for easy removal

2.

Check that lint screen is clean and in place.

.

Load the dryer.

• 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.

When drying large items, dry only 2 or 3 at a time. Fill out the load with small and medium sized items

For delicate or very small loads, add 2 lint-free towels for better drying, less wrinkling, and to prevent grease stains caused by fabric softener sheets.

Do not overdry items Overdrying can cause wrinkling, shrinkage, harshness, and a build-up of static electricity, which can produce more lint

If desired, add a dryer fabric softener sheet.

4.

Close the dryer door and set dryer controls (some models).

See Dryer controls

Operating Instructions

card for your specific model

5.

Select cycle and

settings

according dryness and/or options desired.

to type of load, level of

5.

Start the dryer.

o Turn Start control clockwise to ON. Hold for 1-2 seconds and release.

o 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 toa complete stop before reaching inside.

7.

When the cycle

ends,

remove items immediately and hang or fold.

If load is removed before the cycle ends, turn cycle selector to

OFF

Features

Use the drying rack to dry items which should not be tumbled.

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.

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 Ibs.

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, rubber-like materials, feathers or down.

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

Greasy, oily stains

POSSIBLE CAUSES

.Fabdc

softener sheet.

SOLUTIONS

.Rub

fabric softener stains with bar soap.

Rinse and rewash.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

• Add a few bath towels to srnall loads for ploper 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.

* Overdrylng causes static electricity.

.Lint

screen not dean when cycle began.

*Lint is attached to "pills."

• Reduce load size and rewash using *Do not overload dryer.

liquid fabric softener in the final rinse.

.Use

fabric softener in washer or dryer to reduce

.Or, add a fablic softener sheet and static electridty.

tumble without heat.

.Use lint brush or roller to remove lint.

*Remove items when they are slightly damp to avoid overdrying.

Check that lint screen is dean and in place.

r,,,,uDm_n_

(Fibers break off, ball up and cling to

._,,fahrlc._

Shrinking

Wrinkling

.Pilling is normal with synthetic and permanent p_ess fabrics. This is due to abrasion from normal wear.

*Overdrying.

.Overloading.

*Leaving items in dryer after cycle ends.

.Use a lint brush or shavel to remove pills.

.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.

.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.

.Reduce

load size and tumble at medium or low heat for 5-10 minutes.

.Remove

items immediately.

Hang or fold.

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.Do

not overload dwer.

• Remove items as soon as cycle ends.

Care and Cleaning

Clean lint screen after every load.

comply with

To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property, the basic warnings those listed below.

listed in Important

Safety Instructions

and

Before cleaning the washer or dryer interior,

unplug the electricalpower

cord to avoid electrical shock hazards.

• Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior.

Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.

Inside

the

Washer

Remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excess wrinkling, color transfer, and odors may develop in items left in the washer.

• Dry the washer top, the area around the lid opening, and the underside of the lid. These areas should always be dry before the lid is closed.

o Before cleaning the washer interior,

unplug

the etectricalpower avoid electrical shock hazards.

cord to

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.

f

Wash lint screen occasionally.

Use care with laundry products. They can damage finish on the hundry center.

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 dryeradded 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.

o 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.

o Every 18 months a Sears or other qualified service dealer 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

o 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.

o Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent.

Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.

Before moving the laundry center,

place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under the front leveling legs to prevent floor damage.

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Fo//ow

Winterizing

Instructions

for

cold

weather

care,

Winterizing

Instructions

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.

Turn off water supply faucets.

2.

Disconnect hoses from water supply and drain water from hoses.

3.

Plug electrical cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.

4.

Add 1 gallon nontoxic recreational vehicle (RV) antifreeze to emptywash tub.

Close lid.

5.

Set cycle selector knob at a spin setting.

Pull out knob and let washer spin for

1 minute to drain out all water.

Not all of the RV antifreeze will be expelled.

6.

Push in knob, unplug electrical power cord, dry tub interior, and close lid.

7.

Store washer in an upright position.

8.

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 al_d expense. The list includes common concerns that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this laundry center.

OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION

WASHER - NOISE

"Clunking" or gear sounds. A certain amount of "clunking" ol gear This is normal sounds are normal in a heavy-duty washer.

Ratding and clanking noise. Foreign objects such as coins or safety Stop washer and check tub. If noise continues after pins may be in tub or pump.

washer is restarted, objects may be in pump. Call Sears or other qualified service dealer.

Belt buckles and metal fasteners are To prevent unnecessary noise and damage to tub, hitting wash tub.

fasten fasteners and turn items inside out.

Squealing sound or hot

Washer is overloaded.

rubber

odor.

Do not overload washer. Stop washer and reduce load.

Thumping sound.

Vibrating

noise.

Heavy wash loads may produce a This is usually normal. If sound continues, washer is thumping sound, probably out of balance. Stop washer and redistribute wash load.

Laundry center is not resting on a solid, Move laundry center so it rests firmly on solid floor.

firm floor.

Additional floor bracing may be needed. Adjust leveling legs. See INSTALLATIONINSTRUCTIONSfor details.

Shipping bolt and block have not been See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for removing removed during installation, shipping boJt and block.

WASHER - OPERATING

Wash load unevenly distributed in tub.

Stop washer and rearrange wash load.

Washer does not start, V%sher lid is open Close washer lid

Electricalpower cord may not be plugged Make sure plug fits tightly in wall outlet.

in or connection may be loose.

Housefuseblown,drcuitbreakertripped, 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 corrlpany.

Water supply faucets are not turned on.

Turn on water supply faucets.

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OCCURRENCE

WASHER - OPERATING

(continued)

POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION

Washer does

not start

{continued).

Cycle selector is not in correct position.

Motor is overheated.

Move indicator clockwise slightly. Pull out knob.

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.

Residue left in tub.

Lid is not completely closed.

Heavily soiled items.

Close lid corr]pletely. Safety lid lock must not be broken.

Wipe tub with a nonabrasive household cleanser, then rinse. Shake or brush excess dirt and sand from items before washing.

WASHER - WATER

Wash load too wet after

Washer is overloaded.

spin.

Load is out of balance.

Drain hose is kinked.

Do not overload washer. See Washing Procedures.

Rearrange load to allow proper spinning.

Straighten drain hose.

Check another faucet in the house. Wait until water supply and pressure increase.

Water

does

not enter washer or it enters

slowly.

Water supply is not adequate in area.

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.

Waterlevel does not cover Washer is overloaded.

load.

Do not overload washer. When control is set at highest fill level, dry load level should not be higher than top row of circular holes in wash tub.

Warm or hot water is not

hot enough.

Hot water heater is set too low or is a distance from laundry center.

Hot water is being used elsewhere in the house.

Measure hot water temperature at nearby faucet with candy or meat thermometer. Water temperature should be at least 120% (49°C). Adjust water heater as rlecessary.

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.

See Operating Instructions for your washer

To conserve energy, the temperature of the hot wash is regulated.

Water in washer does not

Drain hose is kinked or dogged.

drain or drains slowly.

Water

leaks.

Loose fill hose connection at faucet or washer.

House drain pipes are clogged.

Oversudsing.

/ncorrect wash and rinse

Hot and cold water hoses are connected

temperatures,

to wrong supply faucets,

Water is entering washer but tub does not fill.

Drain hose standpipe is incorrect height.

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Clean and straighten the drain hose.

Check and tighten hose connections. Install rubber sealing washers provided.

Unclog drain pipes. Contact plumber if necessary.

Use less detergent.

Connect hot water hose to hot water faucet and cold water hose to cold water faucet.

Standpipe must be a minimum of 33" (83.82 cm) high to prevent

INSTRUCTIONS.

siphoning.

See INSTALLATION

OCCURRENCE

DRYER

Dryer does not start.

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 Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.

tripped.

Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the dryer is on a separate circuit.

Thermal limiter tripped.

Call authorized service person for replacement.

Dryer heat.

runs but

won't There are 2 house fuses in the dryer Replace fuse.

circuit. If 1 of the 2 fuses is blown, the drum may turn but the heater will not operate.

Gassupplyvalveisnotopen(gasmodels).

Check to make sure supply valve is open.

See

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONSfor 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 Refill or replace tank.

been a utility interruption of natural gas

(gas models).

Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.

Drying cycle takes too

Lint screen is clogged with lint.

long, outside of the dryer feels too

hot or smells

hot.

Exhaustduct requirements have not been met.

Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint screen before starting each cycle.

Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and made of rigid or flexible metal.

When in place, the duct must have no more than two

90 ° bends and must not exceed length listed in

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt Drying timewill be20% longer than dryingona 240volt circuit, circuit.

Excessive wrinkling.

Drying procedures have not been followed.

See Drying

Procedures.

Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct Clean out any obstruction.

may be clogged or restricted.

High humidity.

Dryer is overloaded.

Items left in dryer too long.

Insufficient sorting of items.

Drying temperature too high.

Use a dehumidifier near the dryer.

Do not overload. See Drying Procedures.

Remove items as soon as cycle ends.

See Drying

Procedures.

Follow fabric care label instructions.

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