Estate Washing Machine Repair Manual

UseAndCare
A Note To You
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Understanding
Washer Safety
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Knowing Your
Washer’s Features
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Operating Your
Washer
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Other Features
10
Laundry Tips
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If You Need
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A Note ToYou
Thank
you for buying
an Estate@ appliance.
You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience have
gone into its manufacturing.
To ensure many years of trouble-free operation, we have developed
this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your
appliance properly and safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new
information on your appliance.
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols
and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each symbol.
This symbol will help alert you to such
dangers as personal injury, burns, fire and
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shock’
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24 hours a day.
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If you have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first see “If
You Need Assistance Or Service” on page 22. If you need further help, call us. When calling, you
will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and serial number. You can find this
information on the model and serial number plate (see diagram on page 4). For your convenience,
we have included a handy place below for you to record these numbers, the purchase date from
the sales slip, and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip
together in a safe place for future reference.
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IMPORTANT
SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
when using your washer, follow basic precautions, including the
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Read all instructions
washer.
before using your
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Do not machine wash or machine dry
items cleaned, washed, soaked in, or
spotted with wax, paint, gasoline, oil, or
other flammable fluids. The fumes can
create a fire hazard or explosion. Always
hand wash and line dry items containing
these materials.
Flammable fluids (dry-cleaning solvents,
kerosene, gasoline, etc.) should not be
used or stored in or near your washer. Do
not add flammable fluids to your wash
water. These substances give off vapors
that can create a fire hazard or explosion.
Do not allow children to operate, play with,
or crawl on or inside your washer. Supervise children closely when your washer is
used near them.
Before your washer is removed from
service or discarded, remove the lid to
prevent accidental entrapment.
*After starting a cycle, do not reach into the
basket unless the Cycle Control Knob is
pushed in and all motion stops.
Do not tamper with the controls.
If your hot water has not been used
recently (usually 2 weeks or longer),
hydrogen gases may build up in your
water heater and your hot water pipes.
HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. To
prevent injury or damage, before using
your washer, turn on all hot water faucets
and allow water to run for several minutes. This will allow gases to escape. Do
not smoke or use any open flame near
your faucet while it is open.
Please
Have only a qualified person install,
repair, or replace parts on washer.
l Maintain
washer properly.
. Protect washer from the weather and
keep it where the temperature will not fall
below freezing.
l Install and level washer
on a floor that
can support the weight.’
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washer to the correct 3-prong
outlet, electrical supply, water supply, and
drain.*
l Ground
washer properly.*
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Understanding
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Instructions.
responsibilities
Store detergent, laundry aids and other
materials in a cool, dry place where
children cannot reach them (in a locked
cabinet if possible),
Read and follow instructions on packages of detergent and laundry aids,
especially warnings and precautions.
Do not wash or dry items that are soiled
with vegetable or cooking oil. These
items may contain some oil after laundering. Due to the remaining oil, the fabric
may smoke or catch fire by itself.
Do not use chlorine bleach and ammonia
or acids (such as vinegar or rust remover) in the same wash. Hazardous
fumes can form.
* Unplug power supply cord before
attempting to service your washer.
l Do not machine
wash fiberglass materials. Small particles can stick to the
fabrics washed in following loads and
cause skin irritation.
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Knowing
Features
Your Washer’s
The pans and features of your washer are illustrated
features before using your washer.
below. Become
familiar with all parts and
NOTE: The drawings in this book may vary from your washer model. They are designed to show the
different features of ,311models covered by this book. Your model may not include all features.
Load size
selector
Temperature
selector
Cycle control
knob
Consumer Assistance
Center number
(1-800-253-l 301)
Fabric softener
dispenser*
Agitator
Basket
Tub
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Other features not shown:
Self-cleaning
lint filter’
Manual clean lint filter (inside
*Available
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on some models
agitator)
Operating
In This
Before
starting
your washer..
or stopping
Starting
Selecting
Selecting
Operating
important
Section
Your Washer
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your washer
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a load size ..........................................
wash-rinse
temperatures
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Selecting
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a cycle and time .............................. 6
Using rinse and spin .......................................
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Using drain and spin .......................................
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What happens
in each cycle .......................... .9
your washer properly ensures maximum washing efficiency. This section gives you
information to help you to select a cycle, time, and temperature for your wash load.
Before
starting
your washer
NOTE: If your washer has a Consumer Buy
Guide, remove it and place it with your Use
and Care Guide.
Add measured detergent. Then place a
sorted load in the washer before starting.
See page 12 for additional “Before you wash”
information.
Starting
or stopping
your washer
Starting your washer:
1. Select a load size and water temperature.
2. Push in and turn the Cycle Control Knob
clockwise. Stop when the indicator on the
knob’s outer ring points to the number in
the wash cycle you want. The numbers are
minutes of wash time.
3. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob.
Refer to pages 6-9 for additional information to
help you make selections.
Stopping
and restarting
your washer:
*To stop the washer at any time, push in the
Cycle Control Knob.
*To restart the washer, close the lid (if
necessary) and pull out the Cycle Control
Knob.
Selecting
Cycles
may vary with model
a load size
Position the Load Size Selector at the setting
that corresponds to the size load you want to
wash. Select a load size based upon the size
of the load and the fabric you are washing.
See page 12 for additional loading information.
To change the load size setting after the
washer has started to fill, move the Selector to
the desired new setting.
Settings
may vary with model
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Load
size tips
Items should move freely in the washer. Do
not overload the machine or select a load
size that is too small for the wash load.
Use a large load size setting for best results
with permanent press clothes.
Reduce wash time when using small load
size settings. Loads with only a few small
items need less wash time.
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Selecting
wash-rinse
temperatures
Match the water temperature to the type
of fabric and soils being washed. The top
temperature
is the wash water and the
bottom temperature
is the rinse water.
NOTE: The Regular cycle features all cold
rinses.
Water
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tips
Use warm wash water with the Permanent
Press and Short cycles.
Always use cold rinse water for permanent
press fabrics.
For heavily soiled permanent press or knit
clothes, prewash or presoak before washing
in warm water.
See the “Water usage guide” on page 16 for
more information.
Selecting
a cycle
and time
Cycles
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may vary with model
Heavy
cycle
The Heavy cycle features high agitation and
spin speeds.
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of wash time to clean
large loads of sturdily constructed fabrics that
are heavily soiled.
l Use 6-8 minutes
of wash time to clean
sturdily constructed fabrics that are moderately soiled.
Regular
Heavy cycle
cycle
The Regular cycle features high spin speeds to
shorten drying time. All rinses are cold.
l Use 10 minutes
of wash time to clean cotton
and linen fabrics that are heavily soiled.
l Use 8 minutes
of wash time to clean cotton
and linen fabrics that are moderately soiled.
NOTE: The Regular cycle features all cold
rinses.
Short
Regular
cycle
cycle
(on some models)
The Short cycle features a brief wash cycle
and shorter spins.
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of wash time to clean delicate
items and washable knits that are lightly
soiled.
Permanent
Press
cycle
Short cycle
The Permanent Press cycle features a cooldown rinse, and shorter spins to reduce
wrinkling.
l Use 8 minutes
of wash time to clean permanent press and some synthetic fabrics that are
moderately soiled.
l Use 6 minutes
of wash time to clean permanent press and some synthetics that are lightly
soiled.
NOTE: The washer pauses briefly during the
wash cycle. This is normal for washer operation.
Permanent
press cycle
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Soak
cycle
(on some models)
The Soak cycle features brief periods of
agitation and soak time to help remove heavy
soils and stains that need pretreatment.
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when soaking laundry. (Hot
water can set stains.) See pages 13-l 5 for
stain removal information.
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of detergent or presoak
additive recommended
by manufacturer.
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and
set a new wash cycle.
Using
rinse and spin
When using extra detergent for heavily soiled
clothes, or washing special-care
items, you
may want an extra rinse and spin.
1. Push Cycle Control Knob in and turn clockwise to the dot on the dial, as illustrated.
2. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The washer will
fill to selected load size, agitate, drain, and
spin.
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What happens
in each cycle
When the Cycle Control Knob is set to a
number and pulled out, the washer fills (to the
selected load size) before agitation and timing
start. The washer will begin agitating immediately after filling; agitation can occur with the
washer lid up or down.
After agitation starts, the Cycle Control Knob
turns clockwise until it points to OFF and the
cycle ends.
The washer pauses briefly throughout
each cycle. These pauses are normal for
washer operation.
WASH
RINSE
Fill
Wash selected
Fill
time
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Drain (or partial drain*)
No agitation
’ The Permanent Press cycle partially
drains, fills, agitates brlefly. and drains.
Spin
Rinse
Drain-No
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agitation
Spin-Spray
rinse
Soin
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Other Features
In This
Lint filters
Section
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Using the chlorine
bleach dispenser
Using the fabric
softener
dispenser
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Your washer may have some of the following features.
your machine will help you efficiently use your washer.
Understanding
the use of the features
on
Lint filters
Your washer has a self-cleaning
lint filter (requires no cleaning by you) or a manual clean lint filter.
Check the shape of your agitator to see if you need to clean your lint filter.
AGITATOR
ABOUT YOUR FILTER
Self-cleaning
lint filter
This lint filter requires no cleaning. (The lint
filter at the bottom of the washer basket cleans
itself.) During agitation, wash and rinse water
pass over the filter, separating the lint from the
water. The lint is then spun away from the filter
and out of the system during the spin part of
the cycle.
If your washer drains into a tub, remove any
lint collected in the tub or strainer.
Manual
clean
FILTER
Self-cleaning
lint filter
Basket
interior
lint filter
If your agitator is barrel shaped, as illustrated, your
machine has a manual clean lint filter. Clean the
filter at the bottom of the agitator after every load
for the best filtering results.
To clean:
1. Lift off the agitator barrel.
larrel-shaped
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agitator
2. Wash or wipe the filter clean in the bottom of the
agitator barrel. The filter is not removable.
3. Replace agitator barrel. Snap it into place.
Manual clean
lint filter
Using
the chlorine
bleach
dispenser
(on some models)
Always measure liquid chlorine bleach. Do not
guess. Never use more than 1 cup (250 mL) for
a full load. Use less with lower water level
settings. Follow manufacturer’s
directions for
safe use. Use a cup with a pouring spout to
avoid spilling.
1. Load the washer.
2. Pour measured chlorine bleach carefully into
dispenser. Do not let bleach splash, drip or
run down into washer basket. Undiluted
bleach will damage any fabric it touches.
3. Start the washer. Bleach will be diluted
automatically
during wash part of cycle.
NOTE: Do not use this dispenser
to add
powdered chlorine or all-fabric bleach to your
wash load. The dispenser is for liquid chlorine
bleach only.
Using
the fabric
softener
dispenser
(on some models)
Dilute fabric softener
with warm water to
ss-bar
1. Add detergent and load the basket.
2. Pour liquid fabric softener into the fabric
softener dispenser using the amount
recommended
on the package. Avoid
dripping or spilling any fabric softener on the
load.
3. Dilute fabric softener with warm water. Fill
dispenser with warm water until liquid
reaches the cross-bar in the pouring well.
4. Start the washer. Diluted fabric softener will
be added to the load during the final rinse.
NOTE: Do not stop the washer before the
final rinse begins. Staining can occur.
Flush dispenser periodically with warm water.
To remove the dispenser, grasp the top of
the dispenser with both hands. Squeeze and
push upward with thumbs to remove.
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dispenser by holding under water
faucet. Replace after cleaning.
Add fabric softener and water
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NOTE: Do not wash clothes with this dispenser
removed. Do not add detergent or bleach to
this dispenser. The dispenser is for fabric
softener use only.
Clean the dispenser
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Laundry
In This
Tips
Section
Before you wash ...............................................
Page
12
Solving
laundering
problems
stains ..............................................
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Caring for your washer
Water usage guide.. .........................................
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Care during
Removing
Using laundry
Washing
aids ..........................................
special-care
items ...........................
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periods
Saving energy
you wash
Preparing
clothes
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Close zippers,
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heavily soiled items from lightly
soiled ones even if they would
normally be washed together.
Separate lint givers (towels,
chenille) from lint takers (corduroy, synthetics, permanent
press). When possible, turn lint givers
inside out.
Separate dark from light colors, colorfast from
noncolorfast.
Sort by fabric and construction (sturdy
cottons, knits, delicate items).
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washing
information,
and
for washing
snaps, and hooks to avoid
snagging other items. Remove
pins, buckles, and other hard
objects to avoid scratching
the washer interior. Remove
unwashable trim and
Empty pockets and turn them inside out.
Turn down cuffs and brush away lint and dirt.
Turn synthetic knits inside out to avoid pilling.
Tie strings and sashes so they will not tangle.
Mend tears, loose hems and seams.
Treat spots and stains. (See pages 13-l 5 for
pretreatment and stain removal information.)
Stained or wet garments should be washed
promptly for best results.
Separate
of non-use
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Sorting
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This section reviews proper laundering techniques, gives you additional
discusses solutions to common laundering problems.
Before
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Drop items into washer loosely. Fill to the top
of the basket, but do not pack or
wrap items around the agitator.
Items should move easily
through wash water for best
cleaning and wrinkle-free
results. Watch for rollover. Items should sink
and reappear later.
Load washer properly. Overloading or
packing can:
-cause poor cleaning.
-increase wrinkling.
-create excessive lint.
-wear out items faster (because of pilling).
Load by the amount of space items take up,
not by their weight.
Mix large and small items in each load. Load
evenly to maintain washer
balance. An off-balance load
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permanent press and synthetic
knits should have more room to move in the
water than heavy items (towels, jeans).
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suggestions
For these suggested
full-sized
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WAS
loads, use the Iian Jest load size setting.
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EXTRA LARGE CAPACITY
Heavy Work Clothes
Permanent Press
Heavy Work Clothes
Permanent Press
2 pair pants
3 shirts
3 pair jeans
1 coverall
1 double sheet
1 tablecloth
1 dress
1 blouse
2 slacks
3 shirts
2 pillowcases
3 pair pants
3 shirts
4 pair jeans
1 coverall
1 overall
2 double or 1 king
size sheet
1 tablecloth
1 dress
1 blouse
2 slacks
3 shirts
2 pillowcases
Knits
2
2
4
4
2
slacks
blouses
shirts
tops
dresses
6 shirts
4 tops
4 dresses
Towels
Mixed Load
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1
2 double or 1 king
size sheet
4 pillowcases
6 T-shirts
6 pair shorts
2 shirts
2 blouses
6 handkerchiefs
bath towels
hand towels
wash cloths
bathmat
Delicates
2
4
4
2
2
camisoles
slips
panties
bras
nighties
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Mixed Load
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3
4
8
6
2
2
8
bath towels
hand towels
wash cloths
bathmat
Delicates
3 camisoles
1 quilted robe
4 slips
4 panties
2 bras
2 nighties
1 baby’s dress
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Use warm water for soaking or prewashing
stained laundry. Hot water can set stains.
Stain
Towels
double sheets
pillowcases
T-shirts
pair shorts
shirts
blouses
handkerchiefs
stains
Stained, heavily soiled or greasy items may
need to be prewashed or soaked for best
results. Soaking helps remove protein-type
stains like blood, milk, or grass. Prewashing
helps loosen soil before washing.
Pre-washing
Knits
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blouses
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Most stains are easier to remove when they
are fresh. Old or set stains may not come out.
Follow package directions for pretreatment
products.
Before treating any stain, find out .
1. What kind of stain it is.
2. What kind of fabric it is and if it is
colorfast. (Check label.)
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can set some stains.)
Start with cold or warm water. Hot water can
set some stains.
When bleach is recommended,
use a bleach
that is safe for the fabric. Dilute chlorine
bleach.
Test stain removers on an inside seam or
hidden corner of the item to see if the color is
removed.
Put the stained area face down on a paper
towel or white cloth. Apply the stain remover
to the back of the stain. This can force the
stain off the fabric instead of through it.
Meat tenderizer or enzyme presoaks help
break down some protein stains so they are
easier to remove.
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Stain
removal
guide
STAIN
TO REMOVE
Alcoholic
beverage
These stains turn brown with age, so treat immediately.
Sponge or soak fresh
stains with cold water. Wash. If stain remains, soak 15 minutes in a solution of
lukewarm water, liquid detergent and a few drops of white vinegar. Rinse. Wash.
Blood
Rinse immediately or soak in cold water with enzyme presoak for 30 minutes or
longer. Rinse. Rub detergent into any remaining stains. Rinse. If stain remains,
put a few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide on stain for 3-5 minutes. Rinse
thoroughly. Wash.
Chewing
Use ice to make gum hard. Scrape off what you can. Sponge
mable fabric cleaner. Let dry. Wash.
gum
Chocolate or
coffee
with a nonflam-
Sponge immediately with a nonflammable
fabric cleaner or apply a prewash soil
and stain remover. Rinse. Wash. If stain remains, apply a liquid detergent to
stain or soak in warm water with an enzyme presoak. Rewash.
Crayon and
candle wax
Scrape off excess with a dull knife. Place fabric between two blotters or facial
tissue. Press with warm iron. Remove color stain with nonflammable
fabric
cleaner. Hand wash until stain is gone. If full load is crayon stained, take to
cleaners or coin-operated
dry cleaning machine.
Cream, milk
or ice cream
Sponge with a nonflammable
fabric cleaner, or a prewash soil and stain remover. Rinse. Wash. Repeat if necessary. If stain remains, apply a few drops of
liquid detergent and a few drops of ammonia. Blot dry and rinse. If stain remains,
soak in an enzyme presoak. Wash.
Deodorants
and antiperspirants
Light stain: Treat with liquid detergent
in hottest water safe for fabric.
Fat, grease
Fruit stains
Wash
Heavy stain: Place face down on towel and treat with a paste of ammonia
all-fabric
or oil
or your regular laundry detergent.
bleach.
Let stand for 30 minutes.
and
Wash in hottest water safe for fabric.
Items soiled with vegetable or cooking oil should not be washed or dried. See
vegetable/cooking
oil Warning on page 3. For other types of greasy stains, use
one of the methods below:
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stain remover. Follow label directions. Wash in hottest water
safe for fabric.
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powder to absorb as much grease as possible. Sponge with a
nonflammable
fabric cleaner. Rinse. Wash.
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or rub a detergent paste on the stain. Wash using
hottest water safe for fabric.
Fresh stains: Soak immediately in cool water. Wash. If stain remains, cover
area with a paste made of all-fabric bleach, a few drops of hot water and a few
drops of ammonia. Wait 15 to 30 minutes. Wash.
Old stains: Sponge with white vinegar.
Rinse. Repeat procedure
for fresh
stains.
Grass or
green
vegetables
Soak in warm or cold water with an enzyme presoak for at least 30 minutes, or
sponge with denatured alcohol. Wash in water temperature and bleach safe for
the fabric. For colored fabrics, check colorfastness
before applying alcohol. For
acetate, sponge with a nonflammable
fabric cleaner. If stain remains, bleach
with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Rinse. Rewash.
Ink or
ballpoint
pen ink
Spray stain with an aerosol hair spray or rubbing alcohol. Sponge stain continuously until all bleeding stops. Let dry. Repeat if necessary. Wash. If stain
remains, bleach if safe for fabric. (India and other indelible inks are almost
impossible to remove completely.)
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STAIN
Iron or rust
TO REMOVE
Colored or noncolotfast
items: Apply lemon juice and salt. Place in the sun
Repeat if necessary.
White or colorfast items: Try a rust remover. Test first on inside seam or
hem. Some rust removers are not washer safe. Follow package directions.
to dry. Rinse thoroughly.
Ketchup or
tomato
products
Sponge immediately with a nonflammable
fabric cleaner or apply a prewash
soil and stain remover. Rinse. Wash. If stain remains, apply a liquid detergent
to stain or soak in warm water with an enzyme presoak. Rewash.
Lipstick
Apply nonflammable
fabric cleaner or prewash soil and stain remover. Blot with
absorbent material. Repeat if necessary. Rinse. If stain still remains, rub with
liquid detergent. Wash.
Meat juice,
Scrape off excess with a dull knife. Soak in cold or warm water with enzyme
presoak at least 30 minutes, or treat stains with a nonflammable
fabric cleaner.
Wash.
egg
Mildew
Wash in hottest water safe for fabric. If stain remains, soak in warm water and
an all-fabric bleach for 15 to 30 minutes. Rewash. (Old mildew stains are
almost Impossible to remove. Mildew fungus destroys or weakens fabrics.)
An alternative to bleach is to treat with salt and lemon juice and dry in direct
sunlight. Rinse and rewash. Mildew may form if wet or damp laundry remains in
your washer for extended periods of time. To prevent mildew, promptly dry
laundry after washing.
Mustard
Treat immediately.
Scrape off excess mustard. Sponge with a nonflammable
fabric deaner or a prewash soil and stain remover. Rinse. Work liquid detergent and a few drops of vinegar into stain. Rinse. If stain remains, apply 3%
hydrogen peroxide. Rinse and wash.
Paint
Hand wash paint-stained
items.
Water base: Treat stains while still wet. (These paints cannot be removed after
they have dried.) Rinse in warm water to flush out paint. Sponge
nonflammable
fabric cleaner. Rinse. Wash.
with a
Oil base: Scrape off fresh paint. Sponge with a nonflammable
fabric cleaner or
treat stain with recommended
thinner. While stain is still wet with solvent, rub
liquid detergent into it. Wash with hottest water safe for fabric.
Perspiration
Remove stains before ironing. Perspiration stains may weaken fabric. Wash or
sponge stain thoroughly with detergent and warm water. If perspiration has
changed the color of the fabric, use one of the following treatments:
Fresh stains: Apply ammonia
to stain. Rinse. Launder to remove ammonia
odor.
Old stains: Apply white vinegar to stain. Rinse. Launder to remove vinegar
odor.
Scorch
Severe scorch cannot be removed. Wet stain with 3% hydrogen peroxide.
Cover with a dry cloth and press with an iron as hot as is safe for fabric. Rinse
well. Wash.
OR
Wet with lemon juice and spread in the sun to dry. Wash.
Soft drinks
Sponge
stain.
immediately
with cold water and alcohol.
Heat and detergent
may set
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Water
Water
usage guide
temperature
WASH
RINSE
HOT
COLD
130°F (54°C)
or above
WARM
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Work clothes
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whites and
colorfast pastels
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(32”-44°C)
COLD
COMMENTS
USE FOR
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Dark or noncolorfast
colors
Moderately soiled permanent press
Nylons, polyesters,
acrylics, silks, woolens
Knits and delicate fabrics
Prewash, soak
Very lightly soiled items
. Moderately soiled items if
extra detergent is added
. Extra sensitive colors
(noncolorfast)
l Rinsing,
for all fabrics
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To check your hot water temperature with a
candy or cooking thermometer:
1. Fill a pan with the hottest water available
from the faucet that will fill your washer.
2. Place a candy or cooking thermometer
in
water to check the temperature.
If you do not have a faucet at your wash site,
collect water from the faucet closest to your
washer.
NOTE: In wash-water temperatures colder
than 70°F (21 “C):
l Detergents
do not dissolve well.
l Soils are difficult
to remove.
l Some fabrics
will retain wear wrinkles and
may have increased pilling.
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Water
Gives best cleaning for heavy
soils.
Removes oils, perspiration, greasy
soils and stains.
Prevents graying and yellowing.
Safe for most fabric finishes.
Less fading and dye bleeding.
Reduces wrinkling.
Saves hot water.
Less effective cleaning than hot or
warm water.
Use longest wash time in cycle
selected.
Use liquid detergent, or dissolve
powdered detergent in warm water
before adding to cold wash water.
Pretreat spots, stains and heavy or
greasy soils.
hardness
Many poor washing results can be traced to
wash-water hardness. To check your water
hardness:
l City water-ask
your city water company.
l Well water-call
your Cooperative
Extension
Service.
Ask for the mineral content in grains-per-gallon
or parts-per-million.
If your water is 9 or more
grains-per-gallon
or more than 153 parts-permillion:
l Consider
installing a water softener.
l Use more detergent.
l Use a packaged
water conditioner.
l Do not use soap.
Using
laundry
aids
Follow package instructions when using laundry
aids. (See “Removing Stains” on pages 13-15, for
more information.)
Chlorine
bleach
Use bleach dispenser if your machine has
one. (See page 11.)
l If your washer
does not have a bleach
dispenser:
1. Let the washer fill and begin agitating the
load.
2. Measure bleach. Never use more than
1 cup (250 mL) for a full load. Dilute
measured bleach in 1 quart (1 L) of water.
3. Add bleach to wash cycle so it can be
removed in the rinse cycle. Pour bleach
around agitator, not directly on load.
l Follow
directions on care labels. Do not use
chlorine bleach on wool, silk, spandex,
acetates or some flame-retardant
fabrics.
l When
soaking with chlorine bleach, add
detergent to soak water.
NOTE: Undiluted bleach will damage any fabric
it touches. The damage appears as rips, holes,
tears or color loss and may not show up until
several washings later.
l
All-fabric
l
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If the recommended
amount of normal
sudsing detergent creates too many suds or
suds are present in the rinse water, try a low
sudsing detergent.
l
Fabric
l
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l
l
l
bleach
Powdered or liquid all-fabric bleach may be
used on all types of fabrics.
Do not use all-fabric bleach in the bleach
dispenser because it may clog.
Fire or Explosion
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Detergent
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softeners
Use fabric softener dispenser if your machine
has one.
If your washer does not have a fabric
softener dispenser, add diluted fabric
softener only in the final rinse.
Always dilute fabric softeners with l/2 to 1 cup
(125 to 250 mL) warm water. Undiluted fabric
softener can stain fabrics.
Fabric softeners should not be mixed with
other laundry products because greasy
stains may form. If stains form, remove by
wetting the stain and rubbing with liquid
detergent or a bar of soap. Rewash the
stained item.
Too much fabric softener can make some
items (diapers and towels) nonabsorbent.
If
this happens, use less fabric softener or do
not use it every time.
Using too little detergent is a common cause
of laundry problems. Follow manufacturer’s
directions. Measure accurately, especially
when using ultra detergents. Package
directions are usually based on:
-moderate
water hardness (4-6 grains)
-lightly soiled items
-normal mix loads.
Use more detergent for:
-hard water
-cooler wash water
-full loads
-heavily soiled items.
Do not judge the amount of detergent to use
by the amount of suds in the machine. Low
sudsing detergents do not create as many
suds as normal sudsing detergents.
Store flammable solvents
from your washer.
Hazard
or liquids away
Dry cleaning solvents or fluids should not
be put directly into your washer.
Items treated with solvents should be
rinsed and air dried before washing in
your washer.
The fumes from these substances
create a fire hazard or explosion.
can
Personal Injury Hazard
l
l
Never use chlorine bleach with ammonia
or acids. Hazardous fumes can form.
Keep stain removal products out of the
reach of children
preferably in a locked
cabinet.
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Washing
special-care
items
Most garments and household textiles have care labels with laundering instructions. Always follow
label directions when they are available. General washing instructions for some special washables
are included in this section.
Blankets, electric
and woolen
Pretreat spots and stains. Select water temperature,
cycle, and time
according to the type of blanket being washed. Two rinses may be
necessary. If manufacturer recommends machine washing:
1. Measure blanket before washing.
2. Add mild detergent to washer. Fill and agitate briefly to dissolve
detergent.
3. Stop washer. Load blanket evenly around agitator. Soak 10 to
15 minutes.
4. Set Cycle Control Knob to Drain and Spin. Start washer. Spin 1 to
2 minutes.
5. Fill washer for final rinse. Stop washer. Allow to soak.
6. Set Cycle Control Knob to Drain and Spin. Start washer. Allow washer
to finish cycle.
7. Lay blanket on flat surface and block by gently stretching to original
measurement.
Woolens tend to shrink more the first time they are
washed. This is normal.
Curtains, drapes,
slipcovers
Wash small loads. Crowding will cause wrinkling.
1. Shake or vacuum to remove loose dirt.
2. Wash following manufacturer’s
instructions.
NOTES:
l
l
Sun-damaged
curtains and draperies will tear whether hand or machine
washed.
Replace slipcovers while still slightly damp. They will dry to fit tightly.
Diapers
When using chlorine bleach for soaking, add detergent to load. Avoid
overuse of fabric softeners. Absorbency will be reduced.
1. Rinse immediately. Soak in a solution of lukewarm water and a small
amount of detergent until you are ready to wash them. You may wish to
use bleach or a special soaking product when soaking.
2. Spin excess water from diapers before washing.
3. Wash diapers as you would wash white cottons and linens.
Elastic, spandex
Elastic picks up oil from the body. Oil can damage elastic. Wash often to
help reduce the damage. Use warm water and sufficient detergent to
remove oils.
Flame-retardant
clothing
Items will be clearly labeled as flame-retardant.
instructions to retain flame retardant qualities.
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Follow manufacturer’s
Fiberglass
materials
Do not wash fiberglass materials in your washer. Glass particles
could stick to the next load and cause skin irritation.
Knits
Knits are comfortable to wear because they stretch. However,
this means that knits are more likely to be stretched and
damaged when washed (especially bulky knits). Knits made of
synthetic fabrics such as polyester, nylon, and acrylic tend to
keep their original shape more than a knit made of cotton or
ramie.
1. Close zippers, fasten hooks and eyes to prevent snagging.
2. Wash small loads to reduce pilling and lint.
Pillows, stuffed
toys
Washing feather pillows is not recommended
unless they are
dryer dried.
1. Add detergent, then partially fill washer with water; agitate
until detergent is dissolved.
2. Place two pillows on opposite sides of the agitator to balance
the load.
3. Allow washer to fill completely and continue through the
cycle.
4. Stop the washer occasionally to press air from item(s) being
washed.
Plastic, rubber
items
Treat as delicate
in a mesh bag.
Quilts, bedspreads
Do not wash cotton-filled comforters unless they are quilted or
stitched; tucked cotton batting tends to slip and become lumpy.
Scatter rugs
1. Shake or vacuum to remove loose dirt.
2. Wash more than one small rug at a time. If you wash only
one rug, add bath towels to balance the load. A larger rug
should be distributed around the agitator to balance the load.
Snowsuits, jackets,
etc.
1. Wash only one or two items at a time. Load evenly around
items. Wash in warm water. Wash small items
the agitator.
2. Stop the washer occasionally to press air from item(s) being
washed.
3. Two rinses may be necessary.
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Solving
laundering
problems
Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Check the following
list for problems you may have and possible causes. If you need additional help, check the
“Assistance or Service” section of this book.
PROBLEM
CAUSE
Brown, yellow
stains
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Dye transfer
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Gray whites,
dingy colors
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Greasy looking
spots
l
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Lint
l
l
l
l
l
Load too wet
after spin
Shrinking
l
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Snags, rips, holes
l
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Stiff, rough fabrics
(usually cottons)
l
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Twisting, tangling
l
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Wrinkling
l
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Yellow areas
(from body oils)
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l
l
Chlorine staining
Iron in water heater or pipes
Iron and manganese in water
Improper sorting
Load not immediately
removed
from washer after end of cycle
Improper sorting
Water temperature too low
Not enough detergent
Usina soao in verv hard water (use deteraent
Undiluted fabric softener or fabric softener
Fabric softener in wash water
Not enough detergent
if you have hard water)
poured directly on load
Improper sorting
Paper or tissue in pockets
Pilling being mistaken for lint
Overloading
Not enough detergent
Cold rinses
Lid is opened
before spinning
is completed
Fabric type (some knits stretch during manufacturing-laundering
returns fabric to original size)
Care label directions not followed
Items damaged before washing
Misuse of chlorine bleach
Sharp articles not removed from pockets
Overloading
Fasteners not fastened
Using soap in very hard water (use detergent
Not enough detergent
Line drying
if you have hard water)
Overloading
Improper loading (do not wrap large items around agitator)
Overloading
Load not immediately removed from washer after end of cycle
Improper rinse temperature
Cycle selection is incorrect (based on fabric type)
Water temperature too low
Not enough detergent
Caring
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l
l
for your washer
Wipe up detergent, bleach, and other spills with
a soft, damp cloth or sponge as they occur.
Remove hard water deposits using only
cleaners labeled as washer safe.
If the washer interior needs cleaning (for
example, after tinting or dyeing), put 1 cup
(250 mL) of chlorine bleach and 2 cups
(500 mL) of detergent in the washer. Run
through a complete cycle using hot water.
If staining occurs on following loads, repeat
the process.
Sharp or metal objects can damage your
washer. Check pockets for pins, clips,
money, bolts, nuts, etc. Do not lay these
objects on your washer after emptying
pockets.
NOTE: Operate
are at home.
your washer only when you
Care during
Winter
storage
periods
or moving
of non-use
care
Install and store your washer where it will not
freeze. Because some water stays in the
washer, freezing can damage it. If your washer
is stored or moved during freezing weather,
winterize it.
1. Shut off both water faucets. Disconnect the
drain water inlet hoses.
2. Put 1 quart (1 L) of R.V.-type antifreeze in
the basket.
3. Run washer on a drain and spin setting (see
page 8) for about 30 seconds to mix the
antifreeze and water.
4. Unplug power supply cord.
Saving
2.
3.
4.
5.
Reconnect water inlet hoses.
Turn on both water faucets.
Reconnect power supply cord.
Run the washer through a complete cycle
with 1 cup (250 mL) of detergent to clean
out antifreeze.
Non-use/vacation
care
1. Unplug power supply cord or turn off
electrical power.
2. Turn off water supply leading to your
washer. This will help avoid accidental
flooding while you are away (for example,
due to a water pressure surge).
energy
Use warm or cold wash water for most loads.
Use hot water only when washing heavy,
greasy soils or whites.
l Use cold rinses.
l Wash full loads.
. Use lower water levels when washing small
loads.
l
To use the washer again:
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
l
l
Avoid rewashing. Use enough detergent;
pretreat stains or heavy soils; do not overload; use the cycles and wash times recommended for the fabric and soil; sort properly.
Use your washer during off-peak hoursusually early morning and late evening. (Ask
your power company.)
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If You Need Assistance
Or Service
1. Before
calling
for assistance
...
Is your water turned on?
II’
q -
Is the power cord plugged
in?
Have you blown a fuse or tripped the circuit breaker?
I1 you need more help, check the chart below.
PROBLEM
Washer will not fill
CHECK THE FOLLOWING
Is the power cord firmly plugged
voltage?
into a live circuit with proper
Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped?
time-delay fuse been used?
Has a
Are both hot and cold water faucets open?
Are the water supply hoses kinked?
Is the Cycle Control Knob set and pulled out?
Washer does not spin
Is the lid closed?
Is the power cord firmly plugged
voltage?
into a live circuit with proper
Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped?
time-delay fuse been used?
Washer stops during
a cycle
Washer pauses briefly at different
pauses are normal.
Is the power cord firmly plugged
voltage?
Has a
times in each cycle. These
into a live circuit with proper
Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped?
time-delay fuse been used?
Has a
Washer fills and drains
without running
Is the Cycle Control Knob pointing to a number
Washer drains during
wash and rinse cycles,
or water siphons out
Adjust Ihe drain hose so it is higher than the water level in the
washer.
in the cycle?
2. If you need
assistance*
...
Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance
Center telephone number. Dial free from
anywhere in the U.S.A.:
1-800-253-l 301
and talk with one of our trained consultants.
The consultant can instruct you in how to
obtain satisfactory operation from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a
qualified service company in your area.
If you prefer, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in
your correspondence.
3. If you need
service*
...
Whirlpool has a nationwide network of authorized Whirlpool@ service companies. Whirlpool
service technicians are trained to fulfill the
product warranty and provide after-warranty
service, anywhere in the United States. To
locate the authorized Whirlpool service
company in your area, call our Consumer
Assistance Center telephone number (see
Step 2) or look in your telephone directory
Yellow Pages under:
*APPLIANCE-HOllSEHOLDMAJOR, SERVICE 6 REPAIR
-See: Whirlpool Appliances or
Authorwed
Whirlpool Service
(Example: XYZ Service Co.)
. WASHING
DRYERS,
4. If you need FSP@ replacement parts . . .
FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool
Corporation for quality parts. Look for this
symbol of quality whenever you need a
replacement part for your Estate@ appliance.
FSP replacement parts will fit right and work
right, because they are made to the same
exacting specifications
used to build every new
Estate appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts in your
area, refer to Step 3 above or call the
Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center
number in Step 2.
5. If you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
with
l
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer
Action Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of
independent consumer experts that voices
consumer views at the highest levels of the
major appliance industry.
Contact MACAP only when the dealer,
authorized servicer and Whirlpool have failed
to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
l
MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
l
MACHINES
&
SERVICE B REPAIR
-See- Whlrlpoal Applmces
or
Authmzed
Whirlpool Service
(Example. XYZ Service Co.)
Gearcase
assembly covered
by your warranty
I!!
* When asking for help or service:
Please provide a detailed description of the
problem, your appliance’s complete model
and serial numbers and the purchase date.
(See page 2.) This information will help us
respond properly to your request.
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Automatic
ESTATE”
Washer Warrantv
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized Whirlooof@ service comoanv.
From Date of Purchase
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
LIMITED TEN-YEAR
WARRANTY
FSP replacement parts for any part of gearcase assembly if defective in materials or workmanship. The gearcase assembly is shown
in the “Assistance or Service” section of this book.
1 FSP replacement parts for any top and lid rust.
FSP replacement of outer tub should it crack, or fail to contain water,
due to defective materials or workmanship.
From Date of Purchase
WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
B.
C.
D.
1. Correct the installation of your washer.
2. Instruct you how to use your washer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
Repairs when your washer is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
Pickup and delivery. Your washer is designed to be repaired in the home.
Damage to your washer caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God or use of products
not approved by Whirlpool.
Any labor costs during the limited warranties.
E.
F. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized
modifications
made to the appliance.
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WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION
SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential
damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific
legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking
“Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our Consumer Assistance Center
telephone number, l-600-253-1301, from anywhere in the U.S.A.
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