Whirlpool LA6800XM User's Manual

Whirlpool LA6800XM User's Manual
AUTOMATIC
WASHERS
Super Capacity
Model
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LINT FILTER
(not shown)
ODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
(not shown)
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LIQUID BLEACH
DISPENSER
-AGITATOR
BASKET
-
TUB
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 you need service or call with a
question, have this information
ready:
1. Complete
Model
and Serial Numbers(from
plate underthe
lid nearthe
hinqel.
2. Purchase date from sales slipCopy 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.
2
Model
here
Number
Serio, Number
Purchase Date
Service Company:
Phone
Number
Proof-of-purchase
is all
Your re
Read this “Use and Core Guide”
and your “Laundry Guide” carefully for important
use and safety
information.
You ore personally
responsible
for making
sure that your
washer.. .
l is installed
by a qualifiedinstaller.
l is properly
installed
and
leveled
on a floor that con
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”lnstallation
Instructions”
for complete
information.
Contents
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
2
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
3
SAFETY FIRST
3
STARTING YOUR WASHER
4
WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE
6
OTHER OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
10
For a Rinse and Spin
10
For a Drain and Spin
IO
For a Soak or Pre-Wash
IO
Liquid Bleach Dispenser
11
Magic Clean” Filter
11
CARING FOR YOUR WASHER
12
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..I4
1. Before Calling for
Assistance
14
2. If You Need Assistance
15
3. If You Need Service
15
4. If You Hove a Problem
15
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~~1994 Whirlpool
Corporation
THESE INSTRUCTIONS
3
Starting your washer
Before starting
your washer:
Select
1. LOAD
a
SIZE
l
l
l
2.
To change the setting on the LOAD
SIZE SELECTOR, turn the knob to RESET.
Then turn the knob to point at a
setting that describes
the size of the
load you want to wash.
Set the knob on or between HAND WASHABLE (a few small
items] and EX LARGE [a full load).
See your “Laundry
on load sizes.
LOAD
SIZES
Guide”
for details
AND
WATER
Use less than a full tub of water
when you have less than a full load
to wash.
EX-LARGE (20.5 gals./77.6 L)’
MEDIUM (13.9 gals 152.6 L)’
HAND WASHABLE (7.8 gals./29.5
L)’
‘Approximate
4
1. Measure and add detergent.
2. Place sorted load in washer.
3. Start washer.
w
l
l
Select WATER
TEMPERATURES
Select wash and rinse water temperatures by pushing a button.
This drawing shows a warm wash
(top temperature)
and cold rinse
[bottom temperature)
selection.
Recommended
wash temperatures
can be found in your “Laundry Guide”
and printed under the washer lid.
LEVELS
For best cleaning
results, the
load must be able to move freely
in the water. Too big a load or too
little water can tear items.
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fill with load.
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.
B.
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.
D.
Stop on a number in the cycle
you want. The numbers are
minutes of wash time. The
drawing
shows 8 minutes of
agitation
in the REGULAR HEAVY
Cycle.
To stop the washer at any time
push in the Control Knob. To
restart the washer, pull out the
Control Knob.
To set the controls for a rinse and
spin, a drain and spin, or a soak or
pre-wash, see page 10.
What happens in each cycle
Each cycle has different agitation
and spin speeds designed
for different
kinds of fabrics. Numbers on the dial in each cycle are the minutes of WASH
agitation
time.
When the Cycle Control Knob is set to a number and pulled out, the washer
starts, the knob turns
fills before agitation
and timing start After agitation
REGULAR
HEAVY
Cycle
High agitation
and
spin speeds help remove
heavy soils and spin
water from heavy or
sturdy cotton fabrics.
PERMANENT
PRESS
Cycle
Low-speed
spins and
cooling of the wash water
before the spin helps
keep wrinkles from setting
into permanent
press
fabrics.
KNITS/GENTLE
I
Cycle
Low agitation
and spin
speeds and shorter wash
time gently wash delicate
items and washable
synthetic
knits.
10
Off
m
.
kmts
gentle
f!!F
6
2
OllE
clockwise
until it points to OFF and the cycle ends.
NOTE: You may hear the sound of water spraying during th’e spin parts of some
cycles. In some cycles, cold water is sprayed on the spinning load to help with
the rinsing.
NOTE: Always use cold rinse water
permanent
press fabrics.
for
mJ
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SOAK
Cycle
22
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2
. SUPER
12
Off
soak
WASH
Periods of agitation
and soaking time Clean
stained, yellowed, gray
or heavily soiled laundry
with no rinsing. Use
recommended
amount
of detergent.
Cycle
Use for washing heavily
soiled or stained load that
needs extra agitation.
Use
twice the recommended
amount of detergent
when
using Super Wash.
8
-II
Special care is needed when soaking or pre-washing
See your %aundry 6ulde” for proper use of this cycle.
laundry.
The washer will proceed to
the Regular/Heavy
Cycle. If
you want a ditferent cycle to
ioltow Super Wash, push in
thecycle Control Knob, turn
to the cycle and time you
want, pull knob out fo start.
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 l on the dial.
See above drawing.
l Pull Control
Knob out.
l The washer
will fill to selected
level
with cold water,agitate
2 minutes,
drain and spin.
For agitation
and spin speeds
For a soak or pre-wash
For best results, use warm water
for soaking or pre-washing
stained
laundry.
l Use enough
detergent
or pre-soak
product for a single load.
l Push Control
Knob in.
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
6 to 9
Turn clockwise
to point at a number
in the SOAK Cycle...use
the 12minute mark for a pre-wash.
l Pull Control
Knob out. [After filling,
the washer may pause before
starting to agitate.]
- When the cycle is over, add detergent for the next selected
wash
cycle. Important:
See additional
care information
on page 7 of your
“Laundry
Guide!’
Set the washer and start the next
selected
wash cycle.
l
To start the soak or pre-wash with agitation.
the Cycle Control
Knob must point to a number in the SOAK Cycle.
10
Liquid
bleach
dispenser
Always measure
bleach. Do not
guess. Follow directions
on the bottle
for the amount to use. Never use
more than 1 cup (250 ml) for a full
load. Use less with lower water level
settings. Use a cup with a pouring
spout to ovoid spilling.
I. Load the washer first.
2. Pour measured
bleach carefully
into dispenser. DO NOT let bleach
splash, drip or run down into the
washer basket. Undiluted bleach
will damage
any fabric it touches.
3. Start the washer. Bleach will be
diluted automatically
during the
wash port of the cycle.
For more information
MAGIC
CLEAN”
on bleaching,
Lint
Filter
The lint filter in your washer cleans
itself. Collected
lint is drained away
with the wash and rinse water.
If your washer droins into a tub,
remove any lint collected
in the drain
or strainer.
see”Laundry
Guide”
page
11.
Caring for your washer
OF
WHEN NOT WASHING, keep both
water faucets turned off. This takes
the pressure off the water inlet valve
ond hoses.
AFTER WASHING, use Q 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.
12
WINTERIZING
Because some water stays in the washer, freezing can cause a lot of damage.
If your washer is
stored or moved during the cold weather
1. Shut off both water
faucets. Disconnect and drain
water inlet hoses.
2. Put a quart of
automobile-type
antifreeze
in the
basket.
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.
ON
To use the washer
again..
.
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2. Connect hoses to the washer.
3. Turn on the water faucets,
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:
1. Before callin
for assistance..
.
l
Performance
problems
often
suit from little things you can find
and fix yourself without tools of any
kind.
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT FILL:
l
l
Are fuses blown or circuit-breaker
tripped?
Are the water supply hoses
kinked?
Is the Cycle Control Knob set and
pulled out?
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT SPIN:
Is the lid closed?
l Is the power
supply cord
plugged
in?
l Is a fuse blown
or circuit-breaker
tripped?
l
l
l
Is the power
supply
Are both water
14
cord
faucets
open?
IF YOUR WASHER STOPS DURING
THE PERMANENT PRESS CYCLE:
l Remember,
the washer will stop
for about 1% minutes after the
partial drain during the cooldown period in this cycle.
IF WASHER FILLS AND DRAINS
WITHOUT RUNNING:
l
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...
l The washer
may seem to be
draining
during wash and rinse
cycles.
l Water
can siphon out. (See “lnstallation
Instructions:‘)
2. If you need assistance
*. . .
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE”
service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from:
Continental
U.S. . (800) 253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska 81 Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
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.
3. If you need service
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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
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4. If you have a problem*...
Call our COOL-LINE
service
assistdnce
telephone
number
(see
Step 2) and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Guy Turner, 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.
FSP is a registered
trademark
of Whirlpool
Corporation
for
quality parts. Look for this
FSP
symbol ot quality whenever
you need o replacement
part
k for your Whirlpool appliance.
FSP replacement
parts
will fit right and work right, because
they are
made lo the same exacting
specifications
used to build every new Whirlpool
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