Whirlpool LA5000XP User's Manual

Whirlpool LA5000XP User's Manual
AUTOMATIC
WASHER
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LOAD
LAUNDRY
INFORMATION
TEMPERATURE
MODEL AND SERIAL
,NUMBER
PLATE
(not shown)
-AGITATOR
BASKET
Remove
the Consumer
Buy Guide label. It will be
easier
to remove
before
the washer is used.
You should wipe out the
basket with a damp cloth
before
using to remove
dust
from
storing
or
shipping.
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers
When youneed
service or call with a
question, have this information
ready:
1. Complete
Model
and Serial Numbers(from
plate underthe
lid nearthe
hinge].
2. Purchase date from sales slip,
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Keep this book in the Laundry Information Center with your”Laundry
Guide,”
sales slip and warranty.
There is no warranty
registration
to return.
that is required
for in-warranty
service.
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Model
here
Number
Serio, Number
Purchase Date
Service Company/
Phone Number
Proof-of-purchase
is all
Your responsibilities
Read this “Use and Care Guide”
and your “Laundry Guide” carefully for important
use and safety
information.
You are personally
responsible
for making
sure that your
washer..
l is installed
by a qualifiedinstaller
l is properly
installed
and
leveled
on a floor that can
support the weight.*
l is connected
to the right kind
of outlet, electric
supply, water
supply and drain.’
l is properly
grounded.’
l is used
only for jobs normally
expected
of home automatic
washers.
l is properly
maintained.
l is protected
from the weather
and kept where the temperature will not fall below freezing.
l is not run by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
*See the “Installation
Instructions”
for complete
information.
Contents
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES.
YOUR RESPONSIBlLITIES.
SAFETY FIRST
STARTING YOUR WASHER
WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH
CYCLE.
OTHER OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
ForaRinseandSpin
ForaDrainandSpin......
ForaSoak
CARING FOR YOUR WASHER
Winterizing
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE.
1, Before Calling for
Assistance
2. If You Need Assistance
3. If You Need Service
4. If You Have a Problem
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-SAVE
THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Starting
your washer
1 Measure and add detergent
2. Place sorted load in washer.
3. Start washer.
your washer:
Select a
1. LOAD SIZE
l
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2.
Turn the knob to point at a setting
that describes
the size of load you
want to wash.
The water level can be set for SMALL
(a few items)‘or LARGE (a full load).
See your “Laundry
on load sizes.
LOAD
Guide”
for details
l
l
Select WATER
TEMPERATURES
Match the wash water temperature
to the type of fabrics and soils being
washed.
All rinses are cold.
Recommended
wash temperatures
can be found in your “Laundry Guide”.
SIZES AND WATER LEVELS
For best cleaning
results,
load must be able to move
in the water. Too big a load
little water can cause wear
tearing of load items.
‘Approximate
fill with load.
the
freely
or too
or
DO NOT
OVERLOAD WASHER.
LARGE (17.2 gals./651
L)’
SMALL (9.5 gals./360
L)*
3. Start
the washer
A.
Push in the Control Knob and
turn it to the right. It must be
pushed in and turned only
clockwise.
C.
Start the washer by pulling out
the Control Knob. The washer
will fill to the level you set with
wash water of the selected
temperature.
After filling. the
washer will agitate
for the
selected
number of minutes.
6. Stop on a number in the cycle
you want. The numbers are minutes of wash time. The drawing
shows 10 minutes of agitation in
the REGULAR Cycle. NOTE: The
washer will fill only when knob
polnts within a fill area.
D.
To stop the washer at any time
push in the Control Knob. To
restart the washer, pull out the
Control Knob.
What happens in each cycle*
Each cycle has been designed
for different kinds of fabrics.
dial in each cycle are the minutes of WASH agitation time.
Numbers
on the
When the Cycle Control Knob is set to a number and pulled out, the washer
fills before aaitation and timing starts. After agitation starts, the knob turns clockwise until it points to OFF and the cycle ends-
REGULAR
HEAVY
Cycle
A cycle for sturdily construtted fabrics that are
heavily soiled.
REIGULAR Cycle
A cycle for regular loads of
fabrics that are moderately
soiled.
KNITS/GENTLE
FILL
t0
Selected
Level
WASH
10
Minutes
High
Speed
Cycle
A cycle that gently washes
and spins delicate
items
and washable
knits.
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SOAK Cycle
Brief periods of agitation
and soak time help remove
heavy soils and certain
stains that need extra
pretreatment.
Use recommended amount of
detergent. The SOAK Cycle
should always be followed by a Wash Cycle.
WASH
Selected
Time;
Low
Speed
NOTE: You may hear the sound of water spraying
some cycles. In some cycles, cold water is sprayed
with the rinsing,
during the spin parts of
on the spinning load to help
Special
care is needed
when soaking or pre-washing
See your “laundry
Guide” for proper use of this cycle.
laundry.
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Other operating
instructions
For a rinse and spin
You may need an extra rinse and
spin for heavily soiled loads which
need more detergent.
[Extra detergent can require an extra rinse.)
l Push Control
Knob in.
l Turn clockwise
to any aon the dial
See above drawing.
l Pull Control
Knob out.
l The washer
will fill to selected
level; agitate 2 minutes; drain
and spin.
For agitation
and spin speeds
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For a drain and spin
Your washer can be set to drain
and spin out water.
l Push Control
Knob in.
l Turn clockwise
to the bar just before
OFF in any cycle. See above
drawing.
l Pull Control
Knob out.
l The washer
will drain and spin.
in each
cycle,
see pages
6and
7.
For a soak
For best results, use warm water
for soaking or pre-washing
stained
laundry. Hot water can set stains.
l Use recommended
amount of
detergent or presoak
product.
9 Push Control Knob in.
l Turn clockwise
to point at a number
in the SOAK Cycleuse
the &minutes
mark for a pre-wash?
l Pull Control
Knob out to start washer.
l When the cycle
is over, add detergent for the next selected wash
cycle. The SOAK Cycle should
always be followed
by a Wash
Cycle.
Important:
See additional
care
information
on page 7 of your
“Laundry
Guide!’
*To start soak with agitation,
the Cycle Control
the SOAK Cycle, as indicated
by the arrows.
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Knob must point to a number
in’
Caring for your washer
OF
WHEN NOT WASHING, keep both
water faucets turned off. This takes
the pressure off the water inlet valve
and hoses.
AFTER WASHING, use a soft dry cloth
to wipe the outside and inside dry.
Leave the lid up until the basket is dry.
Wipe up spills right away. Spills can
dull or damage
the finish.
REMOVE SHARP OBJECTS such as pins,
buckles,
etc.. from clothes
before
washing.
Close metal zippers.
SHARP OR HEAVY OBJECTS should
never be put on or in the washer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts,
tools, etc.
SOME PRETREATMENT PRODUCTS
can damage
washer and dryer dials,
consoles and finishes. Do not use
these products
on or near your
washer or dryer.
9
Winterizing
Because some water stays In the washer, freezIna can cause a lot of damaae
If your washer is
stored
or moved
durlrlg the cold weather
l. Shut off both water
faucets. Dlsconnect and drain
water Inlet hoses
To use the washer
2. Put a quart 01
automobile-type
antifreeze
in the
basket
again..
.
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2. Connect
hoses to the washer.
3. Turn on the water faucets
3. Set the washer for a
DRAIN and SPIN
(see page 8). Let it
run for about 30
seconds to mix the
antifreeze
and
water
4. Run the washer
through a complete cycle with
one cup of detergent to clean out
the antifreeze
If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
I. Before calling for
assistance..
.
Performance
problems
often result from little things you can find
and fix yourself without tools of any
kind
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT FILL:
Is the power supp’y cord
plugged
In3
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Are both water faucets open?
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Are fuses blown or clrcult-breaker
tripped?
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Are the water supply hoses
kinked?
9 Is the Cycle Control Knob set and
pulled out?
You in how to obtain satisfactory
operation
from Your appliance
or, if
service is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified
service company
in your
area
3. If you need service*...
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IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT SPIN:
Is the IId closed?
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Is the power supply cord
plugged
In?
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Is a fuse blown or circuit-breaker
tripped?
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IF YOUR WASHER STOPS
DURING A CYCLE:
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Remember, the washer pauses
briefly at different times in each
cycle. These pauses are normal.
IF WASHER FILLS AND DRAINS
WITHOUT RUNNING:
. Make sure that the Cycle Control
Knob is pointing to a number in
the cycle
MAKE SURE THE DRAIN HOSE IS
HIGHER THAN THE WATER LEVEL IN
THE WASHER. IF IT ISN’T...
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The washer may seem to be
draining
during wash and rinse
cycles
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Water can siphon out. [See “lnstallation
Instructions”)
2. If you need assistance*.
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Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE+ service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . (600) 253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska
& Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
and talk with one of our trained Consultants. The Consultant
can instruct
Whirlpool
has
a nationwide
network of franchised
TECH-CARE’ Service Companies.
TECM-V-CARE
FRAHCHlSED
SERVICE TECH-CARE servIce technicians
are trained to fulfill
the product
warranty
and provide
after-warranty
service, anywhere
in
the United States. To locate
TECHCARE service In Your area, call our
COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number [see Step 2) or look in
your telephone
directory
Yellow
Pages under.
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4. If you have a problem”.
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Call our COOL-LINE
service
assistance
telephone
number
(see
Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Stephen E. Upton
Senior Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33, North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
-If you must call or write, please provide. model number, serial number,
date of purchase,
and a complete
description
of the problem.
This information
is needed
in order to better respond
to Your request
for
assistance.
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world
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