Model lB3OOOXL Des&-i 2000 AUTOMATIC WASHER Care Guide -:- .I LAUNDRY INFORMATION f CENTER CYCLE CONTROL KNOB AND TEMPERATURE SELECTOR Copy Your Model When you a question, need have and Serial Numbers Here service, or call this information with ready I. Complete Model and Serial Numbers (from the plate under the lid near the hinge] 2 Purchase date from sales slop (or date Installed) Copy this information in these spaces. Keep this book in the Laundry Information Center with your laundry Guide, sales slop and warranty . _>.. L, 1 ,, I,: : ;’ : : :_I :.. . . ,;: ., Before using your Washer CAUTION- Store laundry detergent and additives in a cool, dry Th ts washer IS different from the ones you may have used before It IS Important that you read this and the Laundry Guide carefully to get the best results. You are personally responsible for making sure that Your washer... Is lnsfalied by a quaIlfled Installer 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 electrically grounded l Is used only for jobs normally expected of home outomatlc washers. l Is properly maintained. l Is protected from the weather l Is not run by children or anyone unable to operate It properly l l Remove the Consumer Buy label It WI/I be easier to remove the washer IS used You may want to wipe out the basket with a damp cloth before using to remove dust from storing or shipping. Guide before SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: See the laundry Guide for tips on detergents, other laundry aids and instructions for washing special items. See the lnstallatlon lnstructlons complete information 2 for place where reach them. children can‘t loading Contents 2 3 4 Before Using Your Washer Loading Your Washer Usrng Your Washer Important Detergent lnformatron For a Soak or Pre Wash’ : : Cycle Operation REGULAR SHORT HEAVY your 6 6 8 : : ‘: :’ 8 8 ForRinsing Only.. 1’. 8 9 For Spinning Only If You Need Service or Assistance 10 1. Before Calling for Assistance 10 2. If You Need Assistance 11 3. IfYouNeedService .,.... 11 4 IfYouHaveaProblem 11 For best washing results and energy savings, sort the laundry carefully. 1. Sort the laundry into loads. l Group the laundry into loads that can be washed and dried together. See the Laundry Guide for information and samples of typical loads. l Try to mix large and small items for best movement in the washer. 2. Measure Detergent; Add to Washer Basket. l See detergent information on page 6 and in Section IV of the Laundry Guide. 3. load the Washer. l Load without packing so items can move freely for best cleaning and least wrinkling. l Spread the load evenly. (Don’t put all the towels on one side and a few wash cloths on the other.] An unbalanced load can cause the washer to shake during spinning. Avoid Damaging Laundry Carefully follow package directions when using detergents, bleaches, softeners and other laundry aids. For more information, see pages 16-22 in your “Laundry Guide.” Using Your Washer Start your washer after you put in detergent, the load, and any other laundry aids according to InformatIon on page 3. 1. Select washer. a cycle and 2. To adjust temperature. the wash water t start the l Push the Cycle Control Knob in and turn it to the right (clockwise). l Stop when the pointer IS on the number of minutes you want In the cycle you want l Instructions for which cycles to use for each fabric type are under the lid l To start the washer, pull the Cycle Control Knob out When the cycle IS over, the washer will stop. To stop the washer at any time during a cycle, push the Control Knob in. Pull it out to restart the washer l To change a setting, push the Conl Hot wash can be selected only in the REGULAR HEAVY Cycle Push In and turn the Cycle Control Knob so it points to the HOT FILL area. Pull the Control Knob out to start. l trol Knob in to stop the washer. Then turn the Control Knob to the right (clockwise) to the setting you want. Pull the knob out to start the washer. Warm wash can be selected in the REGULAR ‘HEAVY Cycle. Push in and turn the Cycle Control Knob so it points to the WARM FILL area. PulI(the Control Knob out to start. l push slop 1 A worm wash IS pre-set In the SHORT Cycle Push In and turn the Control Knob so it points to the FILL bar. Pull the Control Knob out to start All rinses use cold 3. water. To use less wash water. When you have only a few items to wash, you may wont to use less water to help save energy Settmg the wosher to fiii with /es wofer o/so sets /t for 0 shorter agitation time l The washer WIII fill to Its highest level (about 14 8 gallons or 56 0 liters) when the Control Knob points to a fill area l To use less water, push the Control Knob in and turn to the right (clockwise) to a fill area in the cycle you want l Pull the Control Knob out, the washer will start to fill. l When there IS as much water as you want in the washer, push the Control Knob in SLOWLY turn It to the right, past the fill area. Pull the Control Knob out. l You can have as many as 6 minutes of agitation, or as few as 2 minutes with a low water level In the REGULAR i HEAVY Cycle In the SHORT Cycle. you will have about 4 minutes of agitation. l For the rinse, the washer fills to Its highest level with cold water. 4. Load sizes. For the best cleaning results, the load should move freely in the water. Watch for rollover. An Item (like a sock] should sink and come up again later Important Detergent Information washers more Detergents and soaps clean by loosening soil, and by holding It in the water so It drains away. If not enough detergent is used, soil and lint can settle back on the Items in the load. SOAP works best In soft water (O-4 grains hardness). In harder water, both the wash and rinse water should be softened. Use enough soap to make about 1% to 2 inches (3.8 to 5.5 cm) of suds. DETERGENT works in hard or soft water. Package directions are usually based on soft water and with normal-size I. for hard water. 2. for heavy greasy or oily soils 3. If the detergent is low phosphate. 4. for cold-water washes DETERGENT SUDS. There are high, normal and low sudslng powdered detergents. If the recommended amount of detergent makes too much suds, switch to a lower sudslng brand. DO NOT REDUCE THE AMOUNT of detergent. Use the followlng chart as beginning suggestions for powdered and liquid detergent amounts See your laundry Guide for more infOr- mation (pages WATER HARDNESS Powdered Detergents Low Suds Normal Suds High Suds No phosphate Liquid Detergents tubs. Use detergent.. 14-22). IN GRAINS O-4 Grains 4-10 Grains lo-20 Grains 3h cup (175 mL) I’/4 cups (250-300 W 1% cups (425 ml) 11/4-11/zcups (300-350 mL] 2-2’14 cups (475-525 mL) 2% cups (600 mL] 1% cups (300 ml) l-l’/4 cups (300-350 2 cups (475 ml) mL) -Follow package recommendations % to I cup (60 to 250 mL), depending on the brand amount of soil. Follow package recommendations. and * These recommendations do not apply... l In areas where phosphates are banned. l In areas with laws limiting (by weight of detergent used in a wash load. For a Soak or Pre Wash Some stains, heavy soil or other laundry problems are best removed with a soak or a double wash. You can work the Cycle Control Knob for these added cleaning operations 6 or percentage) the amount SOAK l Add detergent to washer basket. or pre-soak product Always dissolve enzyme pre-soak and detergent powders to help prevent spot fading on colored items. l Add load. l Push Cycle Control Knob In and turn right [clockwise] to a fill area in the REGULAR/HEAVY Cycle. FILL HOT t PRE WASH Add detergent to the washer basket Add load l Push Cycle Control Knob In and turn rrght (clockwise) to the FILL/WARM or FILL/ HOT area In the REGULAR/HEAVY Cycle l Use warm water for stained fabrics Use hot for heavrly sorled or greasy loads l l FILL WARM 1. FILL WARM OR HOT l The washer fills on/y when the Conlroi Knob points to one of these f/ii urea For a lower water level, see page 5 l Warm water IS suggested for most soaking. l After the washer fills. push the Control KnobinSLOWLY turn the Control Knob to the 2-minute setting, pull it out. l Let the washer agrtate for about one minute, then push the Control Knob in to stop the washer. l Soak for the time needed. NEVER l Pull the Control Knob out to start the washer filling l When the washer has filled to the level you want. push in the Control Knob SLOWLY turn the Control Knob right (clockwise) to the wash time needed for the load (usually 2 to 6 minutes) Pull it out to start SOAK FOR MORE THAN TWO HOURS. Follow package recommendations on the pre-soak product l Pull the Control Knob out to let the washer finish agitating. l After the washer drains and spans, but before it refills for the rinse, push the Control Knob in to stop the washer l Add detergent for the wash. Always dissolve powdered detergent in a quart of warm water before adding to a wet load. (Or use undiluted liquid detergent.) l Turn the Control Knob to the right (clockwise) to the cycle and number of minutes you want l Pull the Control Knob out to start the washer. l Use chlorine bleach only in a full wash cycle, not in a soak. 2. 2 TO 6 MINUTES AGITATION l After the washer agitates. drains and spins, push the Control Knob in to stop the washer before it refills for the rinse l Add detergent for the second wash Always dissolve powdered detergent in a quart of warm water before adding to a wet load. [Or use undiluted liquid detergent.) l Turn the Control Knob to the right (clockwise) to the cycle and number of minutes you want. l Pull the Control Knob out to start the washer. l Use chlorine bleach only in a full wash cycle, not in a pre wash. Cycle Operation numbers Your washer has two cycles. The In each cycle are for the num- ber of minutes You want the washer to agitate before It drains and fills for the rinse. You will want to use the longer agitation times for more heavily soiled loads. You can adjust the wash water WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE:* REGULAR/ HEAVY CYCLE Use for sturdy white and colorfast cottons, and for heavy work clothes. High agitatron and spin speeds help get the best cleanrng results. SHORT CYCLE Use for delicate Items and washable synthetic knits such as polyester, nylon, acrylic. Wash nylon hose or panty hose In a net laundry bag. For Rinsing Only Your washer can be set to rinse only. Use the setting for an extra rinse, or for laundry that only needs a rrnse and spin There is an asterisk( ) Just after the numbers in both cycles If you push in on the Cycle Control Knob, turn the pointer to one of those asterisks and pull the Control Knob out, the washer will fill, agitate, drain and spin I The washer Water level be adjusted fills with cold water. and temperature can’t in this setting temperature In the REGULAR I HEAVY Cycle. You can also work the Cycle Control Knob to use less water when washing small loads. [See page 5.) You may notice that some of the “SPINS” have SPRAY RINSES. Cold water is sprayed on the spinning load to help rinse and remove detergent residue if you turn to o cycie and start the woshet but change your mind, push in on the Cycle Controi Knob and turn to the right (c/o&wise) to the setting you wont Then puii out to start. For Spinning Only There may be times when you want to drain out all the wash water and start over. To stop the washer at any time, just push In on the Cycle Control Knob. To set the washer so it drains and spins water out of the load, push in on the Control Knob, turn the dial to the right [clockwise) so the pointer is touching the bar just before OFF in any cycle. The washer will drain, spin out water and stop. A/ 22 1 I I D. ; ,.\ ( p I- A 7 1 If You Need Service or Assistance, We Suggest You Follow These Four Steps: Are both water faucets open? Is a fuse blown or circuit-breaker tripped? l Are the water supply hoses kinked? l Is the Cycle Control Knob set and pulled out? l Are the water inlet hose filter screens clean? l 1. Before calling for assistance... l Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind. IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT FILL: IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT SPIN: Is the lid closed? Is the power supply cord plugged l Is a fuse blown or circuit-breaker tripped? l l in? IF YOUR WASHER STOPS DURING A CYCLE: l Remember, the washer pauses briefly throughout each cycle. These pauses are normal. l Is the power supply cord plugged in? 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 Installation Instructtons.) 10 2. If you need assistance*... 7zM-&WE FRANCHISED Call the Whirlpool service assistance ber. Dial free from: Continental U.S. Michigan.. ... Alaska & Hawaii SERVICE COOL-LINE q telephone num(800) 253-l 301 (800) 632-2243 (800) 253-l 121 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”... Whirlpool has a nationwide network of franchised TECH-CARE il Service Companies. 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