How To Use Your Washer
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A Raylheon
Home
Company
Use and Care Guide
Laundry Automatic
Washer
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Models:
LW8463W/L2
KEEP THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE. (If the washer changes
ownership, be sure this manual accompanies the washer.)
Amana No.
LW8463W2
LW8463L2
Part No. 37306R1
7/95
Sears No.
35852
35854
Amana
Washing
Machine...
Thank you for buying an Amana washer. Your satisfaction with this new product is very important to us. This Use
and Care Guide will help you understand how your washer operates..,
and how to get the most benefit from the
features you selected.
Please read this Use and Care Guide thoroughly.
Complete the Registration Card in the packet with this guide and return to Amana's Product Registration
Department promptly. If your registration card is missing, call 1-800-843-0304.
If you believe something is operating incorrectly, please read the "Before You Call for Service" section, on
Page 22. If you still have questions, please call us at 1-800-843-0304. (Weekdays, during normal business hours,
Central Time.)
Any time you call or write us regarding your washer, have the following information readily available. It is located
on a nameplate, found on the right side of the washer cabinet. Take a moment to fill in the information so you
have it handy!
Serial No.
Model No.
Manufacturing
No.
Date of purchase
Selling dealer
Dealer address
Keep a copy of your sales receipt for future reference, in case warranty service is required.
Factory
Service
Centers
Listed below are Factory Service Centers which service most metropolitan and surrounding areas. Amana also
has a network of independent authorized servicers. Locate a Factory Service Center or independent servicer by
calling 1-800-NATLSVC (628-5782) inside U.S.A. and 319-622-5511 outside U.S.A. When contacting Amana,
provide product information. (Locate product information on the nameplate). Warranty service must be performed
by an authorized servicer. Amana also recommends contacting an authorized servicer if service is required after
warranty expires.
Following are the Amana Factory Service Centers:
ARIZONA -- Also dispatches service in areas of Nevada
NO. & SO. CALIFORNIA
COLORADO
-- Also dispatches service in areas of Utah
FLORIDA
GEORGIA -- Also dispatches service in areas of Alabama, North and South Carolina and Tennessee
IOWA -- Also dispatches service in areas of Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri and Wisconsin
ILLINOIS -- Also dispatches service in areas of Indiana and Kentucky
MASSACHUSETTS
MARYLAND
-- Also dispatches service in areas of New Hampshire and Rhode Island
-- Also dispatches service in areas of Pennsylvania, Virginia and Washington, D.C.
NEW YORK -- Also dispatches service in areas of Connecticut and New Jersey
OHIO --
Also dispatches service in areas of Michigan and Pennsylvania
TEXAS
WASHINGTON
-- Also dispatches service in areas of Oregon
Did you know Amana offers a complete fine of kitchen and laundry appliances..,
refrigerators, freezers,
ranges, cooktops, wall ovens, microwave ovens, dishwashers, washers and dryers? We also manufacture a
complete selection of high efficiency gas furnaces plus both central and room air conditioners. We hope
you'll consider Amana the next time you need one of these products.
Enjoy your new washer.
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Table
of
Important Safety Instructions ................................................................
Before Washing
Prepare Wash Load ...............................................................................
Sort .........................................................................................................
Pretreat ..................................................................................................
Loading the Washer
Load Articles .........................................................................................
Load Sizes .............................................................................................
Water Level ............................................................................................
Water
Water Hardness .....................................................................................
Iron .........................................................................................................
Wash Temperature ................................................................................
Laundry Tips .........................................................................................
Washing Temperature Guide ...............................................................
Bleach Dispenser ................................................................................
Agitator Cap ......................................................................................
Fabric Softener Dispenser and Agitator ............................................
How To Use Your Washer
Determine Proper Cycle ........................ .++;L.........................................
To Wash Clothes .................................................................................
Timer ....:.:.;............................................................................................
Wash ...........................................................................
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Washing Problems .........................................................................
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Cold Weather Care ..............................................................................
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Care Of Your Washer ......................................... _.............................. 21
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Operating Tips
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Before You Call For Service ...............................................................
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If Service Is Required. .........................................................................
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When Service Is Required ........................
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-- A WARNING
FOR YOUR SAFETY
and to reduce the risk of fire or an
explosion, do not store or use gasoline
or other flammable vapors and liquids in
the vicinity of this or
any other appliance.
©
Copyright 1995 Ripen Service Parts Center
Product Publications
P.O. Box 990
Ripon Wl 54971
All rights reserved. No part of the contents of this book may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by
any means without the written permission of the publisher.
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IMPORTANT
SAFETY
(Save
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WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, serious
injury or death to persons
when using your washer,
follow these basic
precautions:
1. Read all instructions before
using the washer.
2. Refer to the GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS in the
iNSTALLATION manual for
the proper grounding of the
washer.
3. Do not wash articles that
have been previously cleaned
in, washed in, soaked in,
or spotted with gasoline,
dry-cleaning solvents, other
flammable or explosive
substances as they give off
vapors that could ignite or
explode.
4. Do not allow children to play
on or in the washer. Close
supervision of children is
necessary when the washeris
used near children. This is a
safety rule for all appliances.
5. Before the washer is removed
from service or discarded,
remove the lid to the washing
compartment.
6. Do not reach into the washer
if the washtub is revolving.
7. Do not install or store the
washer where it will be
exposed to water and/or
weather.
8. Do not tamper with the
controls.
These
g.
INSTRUCTIONS
Instructions)
Do not repair or replace any
part of the washer, or attempt
any servicing unless
specifically recommended in
the user-maintenance
instructions or in published
user-repair instructions that
you understand and have the
skills to carry out.
10. Do not add gasoline,
dry-cleaning solvents, or
other flammable or explosive
substances to the wash
water. These substances give
off vapors that could ignite or
explode.
11. Under certain conditions,
hydrogen gas may be
produced in a hot water
system that has not been
used for two weeks or more.
HYDROGEN GAS IS
EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water
system has not been used for
such a period, before using a
washing machine or
combination washer-dryer,
turn on all hot water faucets
and let the water flow from
each for several minutes. This
will release any accumulated
hydrogen gas. THE GAS IS
FLAMMABLE, DO NOT
SMOKE OR USE AN OPEN
FLAME DURING THIS TIME.
12. To reduce the risk of an
electric shock or fire, DO NOT
use an extension cord or an
adapter to connect the
washer to the electrical power
15. Install the washer according
to the INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS. All
connections for water, drain,
electrical power and
grounding must comply with
local codes and be made by
licensed personnel when
required. Do not do it yourself
unless you know how!
16. To reduce the risk of fire,
clothes which have traces of
any flammable substances
such as vegetable oil, cooking
oil, machine oil, flammable
chemicals, thinner, etc. must
not be put into the washer.
These flammable substances
may cause the fabric to catch
on fire by itself.
17. Do not use fabric softeners or
products to eliminate static
unless recommended by the
manufacturer of the fabric
softener or product.
18. Keep your washer in good
condition. Bumping or
dropping the washer can
damage safety features. If
this occurs, have your washer
checked by a qualified
serviceman.
19. Replace worn power cords
and/or loose plug s.
20. Be sure water connections
have a shut-off valve and that
fill hose connections are tight.
CLOSE the shut-off valves at
the end of each wash day.
source.
13. Use your washer only for its
intended purpose, washing
clothes.
14. ALWAYS disconnect the
washer from electrical supply
before attempting any
service. Disconnect the power
cord by grasping the plug, not
the cord.
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21. Loading door MUST BE
CLOSED any time the
washer is to agitate or spin.
DO NOT by-pass the loading
door switch by permitting the
washer to agitate or spin with
the loading door open. A
brake will stop the washtub
within seconds if the loading
door is opened during
spinning, if the washtub does
not stop when the loading
door is opened, remove the
washer from use and call the
serviceman.
22. Always read and follow
manufacturer's instructions on
packages of laundry and
cleaning aids. Heed all
warnings or precautions. To
reduce the risk of poisoning
or chemical burns, keep them
out of the reach of children at
all times (preferably in a
locked cabinet).
NOTE: The WARNING AND
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS appearing in this
manual are not meant to cover all
possible conditions and situations
that may occur. It must be
understood that common sense,
caution and carefulness are
factors which CANNOT be built
into the washer. These factors
MUST BE supplied by the
person(s) installing, maintaining,
or operating the washer.
Always contact your dealer,
distributor, service agent or the
manufacturer about any problems
or conditions you do not
understand.
23. Always follow the fabric care
instructions supplied by the
garment manufacturer.
24. Never operate the washer
with any guards and/or
panels removed.
25. DO NOT operate the washer
with missing or broken parts.
26. DO NOT by-pass any safety
devices.
27. Failure to instalt, maintain,
and/or operate this
machine according to the
manufacturer's instructions
may result in conditions which
can produce bodily injury
and/or property damage.
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Before
Prepare Wash Load
Empty Pockets and Cuffs
Make sure all pockets are empty
and turn them inside out. One
bobby pin, metal or plastic toy,
nail or sharp object in a load can
catch laundry and cause tears.
Facial tissue left in a pocket will
produce extreme "tint". A crayon
or lipstick in a wash load may
cause stains that cannot be
removed. Roll down cuffs and
shake out grass, sand, and
gravel,
Mend Rips and Tears
Little holes can become bigger in
the washer. Mend holes and tears
before placing garments in the
washer.
Close Zipper and Fasten Hooks
These can catch on garments in a
wash load and tear them. Tie
belts and sashes so they won't
wind around clothes.
Washing...
Sort
Proper sorting is easy if you
follow a few guidelines:
Cold
1. Sort by Color
Whites
WalIRt
Lights
Hot
Darks
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Non-Colorfast
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Remove Nonwashable Trim
Check for colorfastness too, by
squeezing a portion of garment in
warm or hot sudsy water. If the
color bleeds or runs, wash the
item separately in cold water.
3. Sort by Care Label
2. Sort by Fabric and
Construction
Cottons and
Linens
Synthetics,
Blends & Poly Knits
Pennanent
Press
Delicates
4. Sort By Type and Amount of
Soil
Children's play clothes, as well
as work clothes, will need
extra treatment. Lightly soiled
clothes can become dingy if
washed with heavily soiled
items.
5. Sort Lint "Shedders" From
Lint "Receivers"
Some fabrics attract lint and
should not be washed with lintshedding loads. Lint shedders
are cottons, terry towels,
chenille bedspreads, rugs, and
clothes which have been
heavily bleached.
Lint receivers are synthetics,
permanent or durable press,
knits (including socks),
corduroy, and other smooth
fabrics.
Pretreat
Pretreat shirt collars and cuffs
with a pre-wash product or liquid
detergent when placing them in
the washer. Before washing, treat
special stains with bar soap,
liquid detergent or a paste of
water and granular detergent.
Use a pretreat soil and stain
remover.
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Loading
the
Washer...
Water Level
Load Articles
Load Sizes
Load items by the amount of
space they take up, not by their
weight. Mix large and small items
in a load to get the best washing
results.
Small
3-4 perm. press dress shirts
OR
1 twin sheet, 1 pillow case
OR
1-2 lightweight dresses
Drop items loosely into the
washtub. The bulk of the clothes
rather than the weight will
determine load size. Do not pack
items in or wrap them around the
agitator. Overloading can cause
poor cleaning, excessive
wrinkling, and tears.
Medium
6-7 perm. press shirts
OR
2 twin sheets, 2 pillow cases
OR
8 bath towels, 6 bath cloths
Large
10-11 perm. press shirts
OR
2 full size sheets, 2 pillow cases,
2 pair men's pajamas
OR
12 bath towels, 4 hand towels,
4 wash cloths
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Items should move freely through
the wash water for best cleaning
results. Items should rolloversink and then reappear.
When washing very large items,
do not fill washtub as full as with
other loads.
Right
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Extra Large
8-9 shirts and
5 pair polyester pants
OR
2 queen size sheets,
4 pillow cases, 2 nightgowns
1 pair men's pajamas
OR
1 queen size bedspread
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Reset
Use the RESET if agitation has
started and more water is needed
for the load.
(Illustrations shown with agitator
cap. Your washer may have a
fabdc softener dispenser on
agitator).
The water level in your washer
should fit the size of your wash
load. Small loads will use lower
water levels. There must be
enough water in the washtub to
allow items to move and turn over
freely.
Overloading the washtub can
result in poor washing and
rinsing. Overloading may also
cause wrinkling and tearing of
items.
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Water...
Water Hardness
0 to 3.5 grains
Soft
Water
per gallon
Water
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3.6
to 7 grains
Moderately
Hard
per gallon
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7.1 to 10.5 grains
Hard Water
per gallon
More than 10.6
Very
Water
grainsHard
per gallon
Iron
Wash Temperature
If iron Lspresent in the water, the
clothes may become an all-over
yellow or they may be stained
with brown or orange spots or
streaks. Iron is not always visible
in the water.
Hot Water
Hot water will give the best results
of cleaning and sanitizing, but it is
not suitable for all items. It is best
for sturdy whites and colorfast
items, heavily soiled items and
diapers.
Solutions to Iron Problems
The installation of a water
softener will remove small
amounts of iron from the water
supply. The installation of an iron
filter may be necessary for more
severe cases. If the iron comes
from the pipes, it may be
sufficient just to let the water run
into the empty washer for about
one minute. This may help to
clear the pipes. Spin this water
out of the washtub before starting
the wash.
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Water hardness is measured in
grains per gallon (G.P.G.) or parts
per million (P.P.M.). To learn your
water hardness, call your Water
Department or State Extension
Service. Hard water will not
remove soil as well as soft water
and can result in gray, dingy
laundry. To get clothes clean in
hard water, use a phosphate
detergent or use more detergent
if using a non-phosphate
detergent. Do not use soap.
Hard Water May Be Softened
By:
1. A mechanical water softener
installed in your home.
If iron comes from the water
heater, drain the heater
occasionally to remove the rust.
If the Iron Condition Cannot Be
Corrected
Prepare the wash water first by
adding detergent (not soap), then
add the clothes to the washtub.
Use a phosphate detergent. The
phosphate content of a detergent
is listed on the package side
panel.
Add a nonprecipitating water
conditioner to the washtub just
before the rinse water enters, Do
not use fabric softener in the rinse
water if a packaged water
conditioner is used.
2. The use of a packaged water
conditioner.
Soft Water
Water should be soft enough to
allow soaps and detergents to
remove soil effectively, Clothes
will be whiter and brighter when
washed and rinsed in soft water,
Iron With Chlorine Bleach
The use of chlorine bleach with
water that contains iron will make
the rust discoloration worse. Use
an =allfabric" bleach.
Warm Water
By using warm water, there is
less chance of color loss in items.
Warm water also reduces
wrinkling in permanent press
items. Use with light and
moderate soils, non-colorfast or
dark colors, permanent press,
silks, woolens, nylon, and acrylic.
Cold Water
Cold water is less effective in
cleaning than hot or warm water,
but it does minimize wrinkling and
color fading. Use it for washing
extra-sensitive clothes and for the
rinsing of all fabrics.
Energy
You can save energy when
washing by following a few
guidelines:
1. Heating water accounts for the
greatest energy expense when
washing. Save on heating
water by using cold rinses.
2. Wash full loads, but do not
overload.
3. Use soak cycles for heavily
soiled items to reduce wash
times.
4. Select a shorter wash time for
lightly soiled items.
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COLD
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Laundry
Tips...
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SoaWPretreat
Products
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Use
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• Use a soaking agent either during the soak cycle or
overnight to remove stains and soils.
• Always follow manufacturer's
pretreatment product.
instructions with any
Bleaches
white.
• Use bleach in the wash water only. Do not use bleach in
the rinse.
• Follow directions on care label of garment.
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Comments
Do not use a soaking
agent with chlorine
bleach.
,Do not use pretreaters
around the washer or
dryer control panel. They
may harm the finish or
panel markings,
• When using liquid
chlorine bleach, always
use the bleach
dispenser.
• Always measure the
bleach. Never exceed
one cup of bleach per
full load.
Never use chlorine
bleach and ammonia in
the same wash cycle,
• Bleach should not be used as a substitute for detergent.
Use the recommended amount of bleach.
Water
Conditioners
Non-Precipitating
Type
Precipitating Type
water by tying up the hardness
minerals. Recommended if using soap with water over
three grains hard, or when using nonphosphate
detergents.
• These products settle out hardness minerals by
converting them into particles that will not dissolve in the
water. If used with nonphosphate detergent or soap in
hard water, a deposit may form on the clothes and
washer parts.
• Do not use with
nonphosphate
detergents or soaps.
Washing
Temperature
Comments
Use
HOT
(approx. 140 _ F)
COLD
(approx. 65 _ F)
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Sturdy whites and colorfast items.
Work clothes.
Soiled items.
Diapers.
The bleach dispenser is located in
the left front corner, under the
loading door.
Use liquid bleach in the
dispenser.
Use no more than one cup
chlorine bleach for large loads,
three-quarters cup for medium
and one-half cup for small loads.
Carefully pour recommended
amount of bleach into the
dispenser during the first fill of the
washer.
Be careful not to spill undiluted
bleach. It is a strong chemical and
can damage some fabrics if it is
not properly diluted.
Agitator Cap
IMPORTANT: The agitator must
have either the cap or Fabric
Softener Dispenser on it at all
times.
• Best cleaning for heavily
soiled items.
• Reduces wrinkling.
• Saves energy.
• Reduces color fading.
• Rinsing of all items.
• Non-colorfast fabrics.
• Extra sensitive clothing.
Bleach Dispenser
Guide...
Fabric Softener
Dispenser and
Agitator
To Use Dispenser
After the clothes are loaded into
the washtub and before the start
of the WASH CYCLE, pour the
proper amount of liquid fabric
softener into the bottle measuring
cap (see bottle directions). Pour
into dispenser.
The large fabric softener
dispenser allows for the fabric
softener to be diluted with water.
We recommend adding water up
to the fill level.
Do not exceed tip of arrow which
indicates correct fill level. Overfilling can allow fabric softener to
spill onto the clothes.
To Clean The Dispenser
Remove the dispenser housing
from agitator by squeezing the
lower part of the dispenser,
pulling directly upward and at the
same time tilting slightly. This will
expose the dispenser cup, which
is also removable for cleaning
(refer to illustration). Both housing
and cup can be soaked in hot
soapy water and rinsed clean.
The funnel shape in top of
agitator also needs to be cleaned.
The hole and the slots in the two
rings will require using a small
brush for proper cleaning.
After cleaning, install dispenser
cup, then push dispenser housing
directly downward onto top of
agitator until firmly snapped
together.
Setting the water level to medium
or higher will result in better
performance from the fabdc
softener. The fabric softener will
remain in the dispenser during the
wash fill, agitation and spin. At the
end of the wash spin, the liquid
fabric softener will be dispensed
into the washtub through the slots
in the agitator and will be mixed
with the incoming rinse water.
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Use Tips
• Fabric softener spilled onto
garments may cause staining.
To remove, soak in a soapy
solution made from Ivory or
Camay soap, or rub the stain
with a bar of either of these
soaps. Then wash.
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Liquid fabric softeners are
dispensed during the final rinse
and should not be combined
with bleach, bluing, starch,
detergents, soaps or packed
water conditioners during this
rinse.
HOUSING
DISPENSER
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DISPENSER
CUP
AGITATOR
Fabric softener is not to be
used in dispenser when using
SoaldPrewash cycle.
• When adding detergent to
wash water, do not allow any
to enter into softener dispenser
cup, as softener will become
gummy.
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To prevent softener buildup, the
dispenser can be filled with clean
water for automatic cleaning. This
can be done in washing cycles
other than when softener is used.
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How
Operation
To Use
Instructions
- A WARNING
To reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, serious
injury or death, read the
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS, Pages 4
and 5, before operating the
washer.
Determine Proper
Cycle
Regular
Use for sturdy items, like play or
work clothes, towels, T-shirts, etc.
The wash time selection will
depend on the type of fabric and
the amount of soil. For the best
results when cleaning heavily
soiled items, use a longer wash
time (15 minutes maximum).
Lightly soiled items require less
wash time.
There are three settings in the
REGULAR cycle -- heavy,
normal and light. The difference
between these settings is the
length of agitation.
Permanent Press/Knits
Use for permanent press items
and synthetics. The wash time
selection will depend upon the
type of fabric and amount of soil.
There are two settings in the
PERMANENT PRESS/KNITS
cycle -- normal and light. The
difference between these settings
is the length of agitation.
Your
Washer...
The PERMANENT PRESS/
KNITS cycle automatically cools
the temperature of the fibers
before the spin. After wash the
agitation stops, the washtub spins
slowly, partially drains and then
stops. Cold water will then be
automatically added to the
washtub until the proper water
level is reached. This happens
one or two times, depending on
the size of the load and type of
drain connection. When the
COOL DOWN is complete, the
washer will pause for
approximately one minute before
continuing the cycle.
SoaldPrewash
Use for heavily soiled or stained
clothing. Turn timer knob to the
beginning of the SOAK/
PREWASH cycle. Pull timer knob
out to start the water fill. Add
detergent to the washtub, then
place the load into the tub. Close
lid. After fill is completed, agitation
will begin. This cycle has
alternate periods of agitation and
soaking. After the soak/agitation
pedod is over the washer will go
into a spin cycle and then shut off.
Do not leave clothes sit in washer
overnight. After spin, select
appropriate cycle and pull timer
knob out to start water fill. Once
the water mixes with the clothes,
add detergent.
Delicate
Wash delicate items usually
washed by hand on this cycle. A
full tub of warm water is
recommended (even for small
loads) to allow the delicate items
to move freely through the water.
More water helps reduce fabric
wear, wrinkling, and provides for
a clean wash.
There are two settings in the
DELICATE cycle -- normal and
light. The difference between
these settings is the length of
agitation.
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Extra Rinse
Use this cycle for items you would
like to have rinsed only. The
washtub will fill to the level you
have selected on the LOAD SIZE
control. Washer will then agitate,
pause and spin.
To Wash Clothes
IMPORTANT: Before using your
new washer, make sure the
washer cord is plugged into a
120 Volt electrical outlet that has
the proper grounding and polarity.
Make sure the washer hoses are
connected to the hot and cold
water faucets, and that the
faucets are turned on. Be sure
the drain hose is not kinked and is
inserted into a drain. See the
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
for details of proper washer
installation.
IMPORTANT: Before using the
washer for the first time, wipe out
the inside of the washtub with a
sudsy cloth.
1. Get the clothes ready for
washing. Empty pockets and
cuffs. Sort items into separate
loads. Pretreat stains and
heavily soiled areas.
2. Measure and add detergent to
the washtub, after the water
level has exceeded two inches.
3. Add clothes loosely into the
washtub. The bulk of the
clothes rather than the weight
will determine load size.
4. Close the loading door. The
washer will not agitate or spin
with the loading door open.
- & WARNING
To reduce the risk of
serious injury, DO NOT
by-pess the loading door
switch by permitting the
washer to agitate or spin
with the loading door open.
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5. SetWASH/RINSE
temperatures.
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6. Set LOAD SIZE (WATER
LEVEL) control. Use RESET if
agitation has started and more
water is needed.
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Timer
Although the washer cycles are
automatic, the timer may be reset
to lengthen, shorten, or repeat a
portion of a cycle.
To set or reset the timer, push
timer knob in to stop the washer.
Hold timer knob in firmly while
turning it clockwise to the setting
desired. Pull timer knob out to
start the washer.
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NOTE: The washer will provide a
cold rinse in all TEMPERATURE
settings except on models
equipped with a WARM wash
WARM rinse setting. DO NOT
use a warm rinse with permanent
press or other synthetic fabrics. A
warm rinse can cause wrinking in
some garments. Cold rinses will
save you money and energy and
will help reduce wrinkling in
permanent press and synthetics.
When using the DELICATE cycle,
a WARM dnse is not available. If
the WASH/RINSE selector is set
on WARM/WARM, it will still give
a COLD dnse. This is to assure
proper care of deliate items.
The Energy Saver settings,
marked with a dot (.), show which
temperature settings will use the
least energy.
Wash
IMPORTANT: Holding the LOAD
SIZE (WATER LEVEL) control in
the RESET position can cause
flooding of the washer.
7. Select the cycle according to
the type of fabric being
washed. Push the timer knob
in and turn clockwise to the
desired cycle and wash time.
8. Putt the timer knob out to start
the water fill. Agitation will
begin when the water reaches
the level you selected.
The washer will stop (pause)
for approximately two minutes
before the wash and rinse
spins. Do not turn the timer
through these pauses. They
are part of the cycle.
Regular
Use REGULAR setting for sturdy
items like work or play clothes
and most permanent press items.
You will also want to use
REGULAR agitation for items that
are heavily soiled.
Gentle
Use the GENTLE setting for
loosely woven fabrics, delicates
and sheer synthetics or cottons,
loads that can give off excessive
lint or for items that can be
damaged by REGULAR agitation.
Spin
Fast
You can use this spin speed for
most loads.
Slow
Use the SLOW spin speed for
items that wdnkle easily, like
lightweight synthetics, delicates
or lightweight permanent press,
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Control
Panel Light
Your washer is equipped with a
control panel light. This will
provide additional light to your
control panel and improve
visibility of the controls in a dimly
lit environment.
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Special
Starching
Starching adds crispness and
body to fabrics, enhances soil
resistance, and makes ironing
easier. There are several types of
starches. Carefully follow label
directions for spray or hand
starching or starching in the
washer.
Knits
A variety of knits are being used
for many types of clothing and
household furnishings. Many knits
are machine washable, some are
hand washable, and some must
be dry-cleaned. When buying,
make sure the garment has a
care label with care instructions.
These directions must be
followed. Some knits are
stretched during their
manufacture and may shrink or
relax when exposed to water.
Care...
Cotton Knits
Unless the label indicates that it is
preshrunk, cotton knits will
probably shrink to some degree.
Overdrying contributes to
shrinkage of cotton knits. Wash
water should be hot or warm
suitable for color and soil. The
rinse water should be cold.
Wool Sweaters
Loosely knit or delicately
constructed sweaters will need
delicate care. Hand wash.
Measure garment before and
after washing. Squeeze gently
through the water with little
motion. Rinse thoroughly. Block
to shape and dry flat.
Rayon Knits
Rayon stretches and shrinks
easily. Treat as a delicate fabric
and wash gently.
For sweaters labeled "machine
washable", follow manufacturer's
directions or use warm water
wash, cold rinse, gentle agitation,
short wash time, and fast spin.
Dry flat. Excess agitation and
excess tumbling are the main
causes of wool shrinkage.
Synthetic Fiber Knits
Knits made from synthetic fibers
or blends containing a high
percentage of synthetics will
generally keep their shape. When
buying, make sure the tdmmings
(including belts) are machine
washable, seams are not
puckered, and zippers and
trimmings are well fastened.
Wool Knits
Dry-clean wool knits unless
labeled machine washable.
Follow manufacturer's directions.
Knits of Man-Made Fibers
In general, follow the rules for
permanent press fabdcs as
they tend to have the same
characteristics. Set machine to
PERMANENT PRESS/KNITS
cycle. Set the wash water warm,
or suitable for color and soil.
Rinse water should be cold and
agitation gentle. Do not wash with
lint-shedding fabrics. Separate
items for color, washing whites
separately.
Sweaters of Man-Made Fibers
Follow directions for knits. Button
sweaters and turn inside out. The
ribbon behind the buttons and
button holes may shrink. Stretch
to shape after washing. Odon
sweaters may stretch. Avoid
pulling them when wet. Dryer dry.
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Permanent
Press
Permanent or durable press
garments and household items
will usually not need pressing
when washed and dried properly.
However, some will be more
wrinkle resistant than others.
The care needed for permanent
press is a little different than for
cottons. Permanent press will
soften or become pliable when
heated. This softening when it is
in warm or hot wash water will
allow wear wrinkles to be
removed, it will also cause the
fabric to wrinkle if it is crushed,
squeezed or spun when hot.
6. Use fabric softener in the rinse
water. This will reduce the
static electricity which attracts
lint and makes garments cling.
To Dry Permanent Press
For best results, permanent press
must be dryer dried. See garment
care labels. If to be line dried, use
slow spin. Ironing may be
necessary. Use low heat setting
on iron or steam setting on a
steam iron.
Permanent press cycles of
washers, when washer controls
are properly set, will cool the
clothes before the wash spin to
avoid wrinkling. Because the
clothes soften when heated, it is
important to remove them from
the dryer as soon as tumbling
stops.
How To Wash Permanent Press
1. Wash often. Permanent press
clothes tend to look clean even
when they should be washed,
2. Sort loads correctly, refer to
Page 6.
3. Do not wash with lint-shedding
loads. Permanent press
attracts lint in the wash water.
4. Pre-treat grease stains and oily
areas. This is especially
important for shirt collars and
cuffs. Rub liquid detergent or a
paste of detergent into the
area.
5. Use the PERMANENT
PRESS/KNITS cycle, hot or
warm water, cold rinse,
agitation and spin speed
suitable for fabric and sufficient
detergent.
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Washing
Special
Always Follow Manufacturer's
Bedding
Care Label Instructions
,,Warm
wash and rinse.
o _SS/KNITS
oo,.
Items...
cycle
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Y
Diapers
• Rinse out diapers immediately in cold water and soak in a diaper pail with a
small amount of detergent or enzyme presoak. Soak before washing.
• Limit wash load to two dozen diapers.
• Recommend an all-purpose detergent.
Pillows
(Feather and down)
• Do not wash pillows unless they can be dryer dried. They may mildew if not
dded completely.
• Wash two pillows at a time or add towels for balance.
• Use warm wash and detergent.
Slips and Gowns
• Wash often using all-purpose detergent, warm or hot water and cold rinse on
the PERMANENT PRESS/KNITS cycle.
• To keep nylons and polyesters white, wash only with whites and use chlorine
bleach occasionally.
• Use fabric softener in the rinse to remove static electricity.
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Washing
Problems...
To keep clothes looking white or bright, use good washing practices at all times to prevent a gradual build-up
of soil or water hardness minerals on them. If you notice that your clothes are not as bright as they should be,
take corrective measures immediately.
Solution
Gray or Dingy
Clothes
Insufficient Detergent
Add more detergent to washtub before
loading clothes. Mild detergents are not
suitable for average soil.
Improper Sorting
Wash whites separately. Separate light
from heavily soiled items. Clothes can
pick up soil from dirty wash water,
)hosphate Detergent and Hard Water
Follow package directions. Soften water
if possible.
White clothes will stay whiter with hot
wash water. Increase temperature.
Clothes must circulate freely through the
water for best results.
No correction for bleach damaged clothes.
Always measure and dilute bleach.
Clothes Tearing
or Damage
Overcrowding
or Overloading
Make sure all items can move freely
dudng agitation.
Fasten all hooks and zippers. Mend tears.
Remove objects from pockets.
Insufficient Precare
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Stain
Removal...
Many soils will not become stains if treated promptly. Older stains may be difficult or impossible to remove. Hot
water will set some stains, particularly protein based stains. Use cold or warm water on these before washing in
hot water.
-- _, WARNING
Never put highly flammable substances like gasoline, kerosene, waxes, vegetable oils, cooking oils,
etc. into a washer or dryer. Never put articles that have been cleaned with such substances into a
washer or dryer. Failure to comply with these warnings could result in a fire, explosion, and/or
serious burns or death. All items with these substances on them should be thoroughly handwashed with a detergent so that no trace of the flammable substances remains, The articles can
then be machine washed and/or dried.
When using any kind of a dry-cleaning fluid, follow the manufacturer's recommendations. The
fumes should never be inhaled. Use in a well ventilated room away from sparks and flames. Air dry
before washing or drying. Dry-cleaning fluid may cause a "ring" to be formed on some permanent
press fabrics. This will not wash out. To remove, clean the garment in a coin-operated dry-cleaning
unit, or by a professional dry-cleaner.
Adhesive Tape
Place face down on paper towels and sponge with a dry-cleaning solvent (see
WARNING above). Launder.
Alcoholic
Sponge stain immediately with cold water or soak stain 30 minutes in cold
water. Apply detergent to any trace of stain while still wet. If safe for the fabric,
launder in hot water using chlorine bleach.
Beverages
Candlewax
Rub with ice and scrape off excess wax. Place stain between paper towels and
press with warm iron. Then place stain face down on paper towels and sponge
with dry-cleaning solvent (see WARNING above). Let dry, launder. If traces of
color remain, launder with a commercial color remover or if safe for the fabric,
hot water and chlodne bleach.
Chewing Gum
Rub with ice and scrape off excess gum. Place face down on paper towels and
sponge with a dry-cleaning solvent.
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or CItOcolate"
Coffee, Tea
_k[,
ooid water. Rub detergent into stai_ _Se
! ponge f_ce doW_ On pape_ towels _
a dry_cl_
rain remains; launder in hot
f_e_sta
_ so_n_
n re_ns_
;i tracesof th_
Soak in cold water. Rub detergent into stain, rinse. If traces of the stain remain,
launder in hot water with chlorine bleach (if safe for fabric).
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Stain
Deodorants and
Anti-Perspirants
Dye
......
Egg
F_ric
Treatment
Some of these products contain substances that can change the color of
some dyes. The color can sometimes be restored if the area is sponged with
ammonia then rinsed. To remove stains, apply white vinegar. Rub, rinse. If stains
remain, rub detergent into stain and launder with hot water and chlorine bleach
(if safe for fabric).
Treat with a commercial dye remover (Rit, Putnam) or if safe for fabric,
bleach with chlorine bleach.
If dried, scrape off excess. Soak in cold water. Rub detergent into damp
stain and if safe for fabric, launder in hot water and chlorine bleach.
Softener
Fruit Juices
Dampen
stain and rub with bar soap, Launder as usuat_
Soak in cold water. Launder in hot water with chlorine bleach (if safe for
fabric).
Place fa_ down on paper towel and sponge with dry,leaning
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Ink
Saturate the stain with hair spray or place the fabric face down on paper towel
and sponge with cleaning fluid or rubbing alcohol (see WARNING on
Page 18). Rinse. If traces of the stain remain, rub detergent into the dampened
stain and launder. Some inks may be impossible to remove.
Lipstick
Place on paper towel and sponge with cleaning fluid (see WARNING on
Page 18). Rinse. Rub dampened stain with bar soap and launder.
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Milk and Milk Products
i Soak in cold water. Launder in hot water and chlorine bleach (if safe for
fabric). Sponge with a cleaning fluid (see WARNING on Page 18), if a stain is
noticeable. Rewash.
Mud
Scrape off excess. Soak in solution of one quart warm water, half teaspoon
liquid hand dishwashing detergent and one tablespoon vinegar for 15 minutes,
Rinse. Launder in hot or warm water with enzyme product.
Nail Polish
Place face down on paper towel. Sponge with nail polish remover (non-oily)
until stain disappears. Launder. Do not use nail polish remover on Acetate or
Arnel fabrics.
(continued)
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Paint
Water-based -- Treat by rinsing fabric in cool water while stains are still wet.
Then launder. Dried paint cannot be removed. Oil-based -- Pretreat with a
solvent recommended on the paint container. If not avaitable, use mineral spirits.
Rinse. Pretreat with a stain remover or detergent, rinse and launder.
Rub dampened stain with detergent: Launder in hot water and chlorine bleach
(if safe for fabdc)_ !f the fabric is discotoredi you can t_ to restore it by treating
fresh stains with ammonia or old stains_vinegar:
'
Rust
Apply a commercial rust remover (Whink, Rit, RoVer, etc.) Follow manufacturer's
directions. Then launder as usual.
Laund_ Using hot water and chlodne b!each (Lf safe for fabdc). Fabdcs can
_ _ged
by being soorched I_this ha_ h_p_ned yOu may not be a_le to
remove the marks:
Shoe Polish
Rub dampened stain with detergent. Launder in hot water and chlorine
bleach if safe for fabric.
Tobacco
Dampen stain and rub with bar soap. Rinse. If necessary, soak in an all-fabric
bleach solution. If stain remains, launder with chlorine bleach (if safe for fabric).
Vomit
Soak in a solution of one quart warm water, half teaspoon liquid hand
dishwashing detergent, and one tablespoon ammonia (if safe for fabric), Soak
15 minutes. Use sponge to loosen stain. Blot with toweling. Launder in hot water
(if safe for fabric) with an enzyme product.
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Maintenance...
Cold Weather
Care
If the washer is delivered on a
cold day (below freezing), or is
stored in an unheated room or
area during the cold months, do
not attempt to operate it until the
washer has had a chance to
warm up.
Wipe the washer cabinet as
needed. If detergent, bleach or
other washing products are
spilled on the cabinet, wipe
immediately. Some products will
cause permanent damage if
spilled on the cabinet.
Do not use scouring pads or
abrasive cleansers.
Care Of Your Washer
IMPORTANT: Before using the
washer for the first time, wipe out
the inside of the washtub with a
sudsy cloth.
Use only a damp or sudsy cloth
for cleaning the control panel.
Some spray prewash products
may harm the finish on the control
panel.
Do not lay sharp or rough objects
on or against the washer. The
finish could be damaged.
The washtub will need no
particular care though it may need
rinsing or wiping after an unusual
load has been washed. This also
may be necessary if too little
detergent has been used.
Operating
Out-Of-Balance
Vacations and
Extended Non-Use
IMPORTANT: To avoid possible
property damage due to flooding,
turn off the water supply to the
washer whenever there will be an
extended period of non-use.
Tips...
Switch
The out-of-balance switch is
located behind the right rear
hinge of the washer loading door.
A load of one or two items can
make the washtub unbalanced
during the spin periods. For the
best spinning results, the load
must be balanced throughout the
spin pedod.
Motor
The out-of-balance switch is
tripped if the load becomes
excessively unbalanced during
the spin. Spinning stops when this
happens.
Overload
This internal overload protector
will stop the motor automatically
in the event of an overload. The
overload protector will reset itself
in two or three minutes and the
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Leave the loading door open to
allow the inside of the washer to
dry out after use. This helps
prevent musty odors from developing.
If the out-of-balance switch is
tripped, you will need to
rearrange the load. To do this,
push the timer knob in, open the
loading door and evenly distribute
the items in the washtub. Close
the loading door, pull the timer
knob out, and the spin will
resume.
Protector.,,
motor will reset automatically. If
the overload protector stops the
motor again, remove the washer
from use and cell the serviceman
to correct the problem.
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Before
You Call
For Service...
(You may save time and money by checking the following):
•
If Your Washer:
Won't
Fill
Won't
Start
Won't
Agitate
Won't
Spin
Possible Reason
Do This To Correct
Be sure the power cord is plugged all the way into the
electrical outlet.
Close the loading door.
Check the house fuse or circuit breaker.
Has the motor overload protector cycled?
e
e
Turn on the hot and cold water faucets.
Pull timer knob out to start the washer.
Was the last spin completed?
Clean the filter screens located at the faucet end of the inlet
hoses. Owner is responsible for service call regarding
cleaning of the screens.
Water is siphoned from the washer during the cycle. Refer to
the INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS supplied with the
washer.
e
Are the controls properly set?.
e
If Service
Broken ddve belt. Call the serviceman.
Is Required...
If service is required, contact the
nearest Factory Authorized
Service Center.
MODEL NO.
AND
SERIAL NO.
If you are unable to locate an
authodzed service center or are
unsatisfied with the service
performed on your washer, write
to:
Consumer Affairs Department
Amans Refrigeration, Inc,
2800 220th Trail
RO. Box 8901
Amana, iowa 52204-0001
Phone: 1-800-843-0304
FAX:
(319) 622-8158
Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Central Time Zone
When calling or writing about your
washer, PLEASE GIVE THE
MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBERS. The model and serial
numbers are located on the
nameplate. The nameplate will be
in the location shown. Please
include a copy of your bill of sale
and any service receipts you
have.
-&
WARNING
To reduce the risk of
serious Injury or death,
DO NOT repair or replace
any part of the washer or
attempt any servicing
unless specifically
recommended in the usermaintenance instructions
or in published user-repair
instructions that you
understand and have the
skills to carry out.
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When
Service
Is Required...
The dealer from whom you purchased your appliance can give you the name of your nearest Authorized Service
Center. Help them give you prompt service by giving them:
1.
2.
3.
An accurate description of the trouble.
Complete model, serial, and manufacturing numbers located on the serial plate.
Proof of purchase (sales receipt on request).
Repair by an unauthorized servicer that results in subsequent failure wilt void the warranty. Warranty details are
contained in the warranty certificate enclosed with this booklet.
Keep an accurate record of any service calls -- what was done, who serviced the unit and the date.
Amana has a large network of Authorized Service Centers in the U.S. However, if you should have a service
problem that is not resolved locally -Write:
or Dial:
Consumer Affairs Department
Amana Refrigeration, Inc.
2800 220th Trail
RO. Box 8901
Amana, Iowa 52204-0001
1-800-843-0304
Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Central Time Zone
Please include model, serial and manufacturing numbers, date of purchase and selling dealer.
For questions concerning product usage, installation and warranty -- call:
Consumer
(_
Information
Line
Amana Toll Free
1-800-843-0304
EXTENDED SERVICE PLAN
Rest assured against unexpected repair bills!
Amana is pleased to offer an important opportunity for long-term service protection on your new Amana
appliance. The Amana Asure Extended Service Plan is specially designed to supplement the strong warranty that
already accompanies your appliance, and it combines with this standard warranty to provide budget-protecting
coverage on your appliance for up to five years, covering parts, labor and travel charges.
Your participating Amana dealer has details. Or contact us:
Amana Refrigeration Inc.
Consumer Affairs Department
2800 220th Trail
P.O. Box 8901
Amana, IA 52204-0001
1-800-843-0304
Monday through Friday
7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Central Time Zone
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