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Part No. 8524720 Rev. A
COMMERCIAL
WASHER
120-volt, 60-Hz Models
Before you start...
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important
safety message in this manual and
on your appliance. Always read
and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to
potential hazards that can kill or
hurt you and others.
All safety messages will be preceded
by the safety alert symbol and the
word “DANGER” or “WARNING”.
These words mean:
Check location where washer will be
installed. Proper installation is your
responsibility. Make sure you have
everything necessary for correct
installation.
Do Not store or operate washer below
32°F (0°C) (some water may remain in
washer).
DANGER
You can be killed or seriously
injured if you don’t immediately
follow instructions.
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously
injured if you don’t follow
instructions.
All safety messages will tell you
what the potential hazard is, tell you
how to reduce the chance of injury,
and tell you what can happen if the
instructions are not followed.
Single washer
installations require
12-inch (30 cm)
minimum risers to
provide an air
cushion and
prevent noise and
damage to valves.
Grounded
electrical outlet
is required. See
Electrical
requirements.
Untape and
open washer
lid. Remove
packages and
hoses from
washer.
Water heater: Set to
deliver 120°F (49°C)
water to the washer.
Level floor: Maximum slope
under washer — 1 inch (2.5 cm).
Front access to the pump area is
available by removing 2 clips under
the console area and removing the
top and cabinet assembly.
Important: Observe all governing
codes and ordinances.
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Hot and cold water faucets: Must be
within 4 feet (1.2 meters) of the back
of the washer and provide water
pressure 10 - 100 PSI (69-690 kPa). A
pressure reduction valve should be
used in the supply line where inlet
pressure entering the building
exceeds 100 PSI (690 kPa) to prevent
damage to the washer mixing valve.
A floor drain should be
provided under the bulkhead.
Prefabricated bulkheads with
electrical outlets, water supply
lines and drain facilities should
be used only where local
codes permit.
Standpipe drain system: Needs a twoinch (5 cm) minimum carry-away
capacity of 17 gallons (64.4 liters) per
minute. Top of standpipe must be at
least 39 inches (99 cm) high and no
higher than 72 inches (183 cm) from
bottom of washer.
Support: Floor must be sturdy
enough to support loaded washer
weight of 315 pounds (143 Kg).
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Recessed area
instructions
Tools needed for
installation:
This washer may be installed in a
recessed area or closet.
The installation dimensions shown are
the minimum spaces allowable.
Additional spacing should be
considered for ease of installation
and servicing. If closet door is
installed, the minimum air openings in
top and bottom of door are required.
Louvered doors with air openings in
top and bottom are acceptable.
Companion appliance spacing
should be considered.
level
WARNING
pliers
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death, fire, or electrical
shock.
wrench
Minimum installation spacing
Front view
Electrical requirements
flat-blade
screwdriver
closet door
3"
(7.6 cm)
48 sq. in.
(310 sq. cm)
utility
knife
scissors
Parts supplied for
installation:
24 sq. in.
(155 sq. cm)
s
If codes permit and a separate ground wire
is used, it is recommended that a qualified
electrician determine that the ground path
is adequate.
Do Not ground to a gas pipe.
Check with a qualified electrician if you are
not sure the washer is properly grounded.
Do Not have a fuse in the neutral or ground
circuit.
A 120-volt, 60-Hz, AC-only, 15- or
20-ampere fused electrical supply is
required. (Time-delay fuse or circuit breaker
is recommended.) It is recommended that
a separate circuit serving only this
appliance be provided.
3"
(7.6 cm)
Front view
(door not shown)
Grounding instructions
17"
(43 cm)
Remove parts from packages. Check
that all parts were included.
*0"
Side view
48 sq. in.
(310 sq. cm)
*0"
closet door
14"
(35 cm)
max.
1 hose clamp
2 inlet hoses
4 flat water hose washers
2 front-leveling legs with nuts
1 drain hose
4"
(10 cm)
min.
24 sq. in.
(155 sq. cm)
1" (2.5 cm)
min.
This appliance must be grounded. In the
event of a malfunction or breakdown,
grounding will reduce the risk of electric
shock by providing a path of least
resistance for the electric current. This
appliance is equipped with a cord having
an equipment-grounding conductor and
a grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an appropriate outlet that is
properly installed and grounded in
accordance with all local codes and
ordinances.
WARNING – Improper connection of the
equipment-grounding conductor can
result in a risk of electric shock. Check with
a qualified electrician or serviceman if you
are in doubt as to whether the appliance is
properly grounded. Do not modify the plug
provided with the appliance – if it will not fit
the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by
a qualified electrician.
3-prong
ground
plug
power
supply
cord
3-prong
ground-type
outlet
ground
prong
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Now start...
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move
and install washer.
Failure to do so can result in back
or other injury.
Use new hoses and washers that came
with your washer.
Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use
to reduce the risk of hose failure.
Inspect and replace inlet hoses if
bulges, kinks, cuts, wear, or leaks are
found. When replacing your inlet hoses,
mark the date of replacement on the
label with a permanent marker.
5.
coupling
washer
2.
Place hose clamp over washer
drain connector. Push drain hose onto
washer connector. Use pliers to open
clamp and slide clamp over drain
hose. Check for good fit.
Insert a flat washer into each end
of the inlet hoses. Check that washers
are firmly seated in couplings.
Inlets are plastic.
Do Not strip or
crossthread.
shipping
tape
Pull the strap completely
out of the washer.
cold
water
inlet
valve
1.
Remove tape that covers
shipping strap. Pull to
completely remove the shipping
strap with 2 cotterpins from the inside
of the washer.
hot water
inlet valve
3.
Attach hose to bottom inlet
valve opening first. Then second hose
to top inlet. Tighten couplings by
hand; then use pliers to make an
additional two-thirds turn.
16"
(40.6 cm)
6.
Measure and mark a point
approximately 16 inches (40.6 cm)
from the plug end of the shipping
strap. Cut this shipping strap at this
point.
Check that hose is not
twisted or kinked and is
securely in place.
Put “hook” end of drain
hose into standpipe.
Tightly wrap the shipping
strap around the
standpipe. Push plug into
the nearest hole in the
shipping strap.
7.
Before
attaching water
inlet hoses, run
water through
both faucets into
a bucket. This will
get rid of particles
in water lines that
might clog hoses.
Mark which is the hot water faucet.
8.
Pull firmly to remove the end of
shipping strap from the back of the
washer. The shipping strap plug must
be completely removed from the
washer for the self-leveling legs to
be released.
Save the shipping strap for use in
Step 6.
4.
Move washer close to final
position. Put “hook” end of drain hose
into standpipe. Estimate length of
drain hose needed when washer is in
final position. Hose must be cut
exactly to length so “hook” end is
held tightly over edge of standpipe. If
drain hose is too long, cut straight end
of hose. (Do Not cut “hook” shaped
end of drain hose.)
DO NOT FORCE EXCESS LENGTH OF
DRAIN HOSE DOWN THE STANDPIPE.
THIS COULD CAUSE SIPHONING. See
Step 6.
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Attach bottom hose (inlet
marked “H”) to hot water faucet.
Attach top hose (inlet marked “C”) to
cold water faucet. Tighten coupling
to faucet by hand; then use pliers to
make final two-thirds turn.
9.
Stack two corner posts on top of
each other. Tilt washer backwards and
insert corner posts 3 inches (7.6 cm) in
from one side of washer as shown.
Repeat with other corner posts on other
side of washer.
1/2"
(1.3 cm)
NOTE: If the coin slide mechanism has
already been installed, skip this step
and proceed to Step 16.
base
nut
21.
Check the wash cycle time.
The washer has a 9-minute wash in
the Normal Cycle. Remove the meter
case of the washer to manually start
the timer. Start the washer and allow
it to complete the Normal cycle.
Rotate
counterclockwise
only.
10.
Use legs and nuts from parts
package. Screw nut down to within
1/2 inch (1.3 cm) of
base.
timer "off" position
15.
11.
Insert legs into correct
holes at each front corner
of washer until nuts touch washer.
Do Not tighten nuts until Step 14.
12.
Tilt washer backward and
remove corner posts. Gently lower
washer to floor.
Remove the service door of
the meter case. Lift the service door
up at the back and remove. Install
money accepting device (refer to
manufacturers instructions for proper
installation). For machines using coin
slides, use adapter kit (provided with
unit). Replace meter case service
door.
16.
CHECK ELECTRICAL
REQUIREMENTS. BE SURE YOU HAVE
CORRECT ELECTRICAL SUPPLY AND
RECOMMENDED GROUNDING
METHOD.
Move washer to its permanent
location. Remove cardboard or
hardboard from under washer.
17.
13.
Tilt washer forward raising
back legs 1 inch (2.5 cm) off of floor.
To adjust rear self-leveling legs, gently
lower washer to floor. Check levelness
of the washer by placing a
carpenter’s level on top of the
washer, first side to side; then front to
back.
Check that all parts are now installed.
See parts list, Page 3. If there is an
extra part, go back through steps to
see which step was skipped.
If washer is not level, adjust
the front legs up or down. Make final
check with level.
When washer is level, use wrench
to turn nuts on front legs up tightly
against washer base. If nuts are not
tight against washer base, the washer
may vibrate.
Timers can be started by turning the
clutch assembly counterclockwise
until the washer starts to fill with water.
22.
If the washer fails to start or
does not give the proper washer
cycle time, the clutch assembly of the
timer can be adjusted. Remove the
timer from the meter case. Adjust the
clutch assembly screw clockwise if
the washer does not start after the
coin slide mechanism has been fully
actuated in or out. Adjust the clutch
assembly counterclockwise if the
washer segment of the Normal cycle
was less than 9 minutes.
18.
Turn on water faucets and
check for leaks. Tighten couplings if
there is leaking. Do Not overtighten;
this could cause damage to faucets.
19.
14.
Timer-front view
Check that you have all of
your tools. Check that the shipping
strap was removed from the back of
the washer and used to secure the
drain hose.
timer clutch
adjustment screw
If entire strap is not removed, washer
may vibrate and be noisy.
20.
Plug power supply cord into
grounded outlet.
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Additional features
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before making
electrical connections.
Failure to do so can result in death
or electrical shock.
For WARM RINSE:
• Remove screws from each end of
the console bottom.
• Pull the console bottom forward;
lift and tilt back.
• Connect J1 to J2
To SAVE WATER:
• Locate water level switch on
back of washer. (See Back Page.)
• Turn shaft 45° counterclockwise.
Check list for washer
operation
Check the following if the washer is
not operating properly:
1. Power supply cord is plugged in.
2. Circuit breaker is not tripped or fuse
blown.
3. Timer has been advanced to start
of a cycle.
4. Water faucets are turned on.
5. Inlet and drain hoses are not
kinked.
6. Washer lid is closed.
7. Inlet valve is frozen if not protected
from the weather.
8. Suds level. Excess suds will slow the
spin and cause poor rinsing.
Operate the washer through a
complete cycle with no detergent.
Use less detergent or a controlled
suds type detergent in future loads.
If you need
assistance…
The Whirlpool Consumer Interaction
Center will answer any questions
about operating or maintaining your
washer not covered in the Installation
Instructions. The Whirlpool Consumer
Interaction Center is open 24 hours
a day, 7 days a week. Just dial
1-800 NO BELTS (1-800-662-3587) —
the call is free.
When you call, you will need the
washer model number and serial
number. Both numbers can be found
on the serial-rating plate located on
your appliance.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons
when using your washer, follow basic precautions, including the following:
• Read all instructions before using
the washer.
• 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.
• 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.
• Under certain conditions,
hydrogen gas may be produced in
a hot water system that has not
been used for 2 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, turn on
all hot water faucets and let the
water flow from each for several
minutes. This will release any
accumulated hydrogen gas. As
the gas is flammable, do not
smoke or use an open flame
during this time.
• Do not allow children to play on or
in the washer. Close supervision of
children is necessary when the
washer is used near children.
• Before the washer is removed from
service or discarded, remove the
lid.
• Do not reach into the washer if the
tub or agitator is moving.
• Do not install or store this washer
where it will be exposed to the
weather.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Do not repair or replace any part
of the washer or attempt any
servicing unless specifically
recommended in the Owner's
Manual or in published user-repair
instructions that you understand
and have the skills to carry out.
• See Page 3 of this booklet for
recommended grounding
instructions.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
For a grounded, cord-connected
appliance:
For a permanently connected
appliance:
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be grounded. In
the event of malfunction or
breakdown, grounding will reduce
the risk of electric shock by providing
a path of least resistance for electric
current. This appliance is equipped
with a cord having an equipmentgrounding conductor and a
grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an appropriate outlet
that is properly installed and
grounded in accordance with all
local codes and ordinances.
This appliance must be connected
to a grounded metal, permanent
wiring system, or an
equipment-grounding conductor
must be run with the circuit
conductors and connected to the
equipment-grounding terminal or
lead on the appliance.
WARNING - Improper connection of
the equipment-grounding conductor
can result in a risk of electric shock.
Check with a qualified electrician or
serviceman if you are in doubt as to
whether the appliance is properly
grounded.
Do not modify the plug provided with
the appliance - if it will not fit the
outlet, have a proper outlet installed
by a qualified electrician.
Typical full load sizes.
Load
Type
Loading
Suggestion
Load
Type
Loading
Suggestion
Mixed
Load
3 double sheets
4 pillowcases
6 pair shorts
8 T-shirts
2 shirts
2 blouses
8 handkerchiefs
Heavy
work
clothes
3 pair pants
3 shirts
1 coverall
4 pair jeans
1 overall
Permanent
Press
2 double or
1 king size sheet
1 tablecloth
1 dress
1 blouse
2 slacks
3 shirts
2 pillowcases
Knits
3 blouses
4 slacks
6 shirts
4 tops
4 dresses
Operating Tips
WARNING
Moving the washer to
a new location...
Wedge blanket
between tub ring
and cabinet top.
Remove front legs.
Fire Hazard
Never place items in the washer
that are dampened with gasoline or
other flammable fluids.
No washer can completely remove
oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever
had any type of oil on it (including
cooking oils).
Doing so can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
It is recommended that fiberglass
items not be washed in coinoperated washers. If these items are
washed in the washer, run the washer
through a complete cycle to rinse
any residue away that might be left in
the washer.
Tape rear
legs in “up” Tape 2
sides.
position.
Note: Do Not
place blanket
in this area
(switch).
• Remove the front legs from the
base of the washer.
• Place both rear leveling legs in the
upper position and tape securely.
• Apply tape to the side and bottom
of the cabinet near the rear.
• Open washer lid, wedge a blanket
between the tub ring and the
cabinet top restricting the tub
movement.
• Handle washer carefully. Do Not
drop washer while using hand truck.
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7"
(18 cm)
power supply cord
Water level
switch and
shaft
cold
1-1/2"
(4 cm)
hot
water
inlets
43"
(109 cm)
label
38-1/8"
(97 cm)
drain hose
connector
35"
(89 cm)
27-3/4"
(70.5 cm)
7"
(18 cm)
25-1/2"
(65 cm)
5"
(12.7 cm)
5-1/4"
(13.3 cm)
27"
(68.5 cm)
1"
(2.5 cm)
Part No. 8524720 Rev. A
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Prepared by Whirlpool Corporation
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Printed in U.S.A.