Roper Washing Machine Repair Manual

UseAndCam
A Note To You
2
EiiZtZE-
3
Parts And Features
4
Q=-hJ
lnstmctions
5
Other Features
7
Laundry Tips
9
If You Need Assistance
18
Or Setvice
Warranty
20
l-800-44-ROPER
Call us with c(uestions of comments.
TWO SPEED AUTOMATIC
WASHER
MODEL RAC4244A
A Note To You
Thank
you for
buying
a Roper
appliance.
You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience have gone
into its manufacturing. To ensure many years of trouble-free operation, we have developed this Use and
Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and
safely. Please read it carefully. Also, please complete and mail the Ownership Registration Card
provided with your appliance. This will help us notify you about any new information on your appliance.
Your
safety
is important
to us.
This guide contains safety symbols and statements. Please pay special attention to these symbols and
follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the use of each symbol.
This symbol will help alert you to such dangers as
personal injury, burns, fire and electrical shock.
Our toll-free
number,
able 24 hours a day.
l-80044-ROPER
This symbol will help you avoid actions which
could cause product damage (scratches, dents,
etc.) and damage to your personal property.
(l-800447-67371,
is avail-
If you have a question concerning your appliance’s operation, or if you need service, first see “If You
Need Assistance Or Service” on page 18. If you need further help, feel free to call us. When calling, you
will need to know your appliance’s complete model number and serial number. You can find this
information on the model and serial number plate (see diagram on page 4). For your convenience, we
have included a handy place below for you to record these numbers, the purchase date from the sales
slip and your dealer’s name and telephone number. Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe
place for future reference.
Model Number
Dealer Name
Serial Number
Dealer Phone
Purchase
Date
Important
Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or injury to persons
when using your washer, follow basic precautions,
including the
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
If hot water has not been used recently
(usually 2 weeks or longer), hydrogen
gases may build up in the water heater and
the hot water pipes. HYDROGEN GAS IS
EXPLOSIVE. To prevent injury or damage,
before using your washer, turn on all hot
water faucets and allow water to run for
several minutes. This will allow gases to
escape. DO NOT smoke or use any open
flame near the faucet while it is open.
l You are responsible
for making sure
that your washer:
-is installed, repaired, and has parts
replaced by a qualified person.
-is properly installed and leveled on a floor
that can support the weight.’
-is connected to the correct 3-prong outlet,
electric supply, water supply and drain.*
-is properly grounded.*
-is properly maintained.
-is protected from the weather and kept
where the temperature will not fall below
freezing.
*See the Installation Instructions.
Read all instructions
before using the
washer.
NEVER wash items cleaned, washed,
soaked in or spotted with wax, paint,
gasoline, or flammable fluids in the washer.
The fumes can create a FIRE HAZARD or
EXPLOSION. ALWAYS hand launder and
air dry fabrics containing these materials.
NEVER allow children to operate, play with,
or crawl inside the washer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the
washer is used near children.
When discarding an old washer, ALWAYS
remove the lid to prevent accidental
entrapment.
DO NOT reach into the washer basket
while it is filling with water, while agitator is
moving or while basket is spinning. If the lid
is opened while the basket is spinning, the
basket will automatically stop in a few
seconds.
DO NOT tamper with controls.
NEVER use or store flammable fluids (drycleaning solvents, kerosene) in or near your
washer. DO NOT add flammable fluids to
the wash water. These substances give off
vapors that can create a FIRE HAZARD or
EXPLOSION.
l
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Additional
l
l
l
l
safety
instructions
ALWAYS store detergent, laundry aids and
other materials in a cool, dry place where
children can’t reach them-in a locked cabinet
if possible.
ALWAYS read and follow instructions on
packages of detergents and laundry aidsespecially warnings and precautions.
DO NOT wash or dry items that are soiled
with vegetable or cooking oil. These items
may contain some oil after laundering. Due
to the remaining oil, the fabric may smoke
or catch fire by itself.
HAZARDOUS FUMES can form if chlorine
bleach is used in the same wash as ammonia or acids such as vinegar or rust remover.
and your
-
responsibilities
ALWAYS unplug the power supply cord before
attempting to service the washer.
l DO NOT machine wash glass fiber materials.
Small particles can stick to fabrics washed in
following loads and cause skin irritation.
* You are responsible for making sure that
your washer:
- is used only for jobs normally expected of
home automatic washers.
- is not run by children or anyone unable to
operate it properly.
l
Parts And Features
The parts and features of your washer are illustrated in this section. Become familiar with all parts and
features before using your washer.
Load size
selector
Temperature
selector
Fabric softener
Bleach
Hang
dispenser
(u&r
dispenser
Agitator
-
tags/temporary
..,
.f 1
4&
Manual clean
lint filter
(inside agitator)
labels
Remove all hang tags and temporary labels before the washer is used. If label glue remains,
rub briskty with thumb or soak area with hand dishwashing detergent.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners to remove
labels. These can damage the finish. See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 3.
4
lid)
Basket
Tub
Operating
In This
Section
your washer
Starting
Instructions
Paw
.. .... .... .... ... .... .... .... ... .... .... .. 5
Select a load size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Sekt
.. .... .... .... ....... .... .... ... 5
a water temperature
Page
Select a cycle and wash time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . 6
Starting/stopping
What happens
your washer
.. .... .... .... .. . .... .. 6
in each cycle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Your Roper washer is designed for ease of operation and maximum washing efficiency. The following
will help you quickly learn to operate your machine.
Starting
your washer
Add measured detergent. Then place a sorted
load in the washer before starting. See pages 9
and 10 for additional “Before you wash” information.
Select
a load size
Turn the selector to point at a setting that
describes the size of load you want to wash. Set
the selector on EX SMALL (a few small items),
SMALL, MEDIUM or LARGE (a full load).
For best washing results, items should
move freely in the washer. Do not overload the
washer or choose a water level that is too low for
your wash load.
For best results with permanent press clothes,
use the LARGE water level setting.
Reduce wash time when using the EX SMALL
water level setting. Loads wfth only a few small
items need less wash time for best results.
NOTE:
Select
a water
temperature
Match the water temperature to the type of fabric
and soils being washed. The top temperature is
the wash selection and the bottom temperature is
the rinse selection.
Water
l
l
l
temperature
tips
Use warm wash water with the Permanent
Press or Knits Gentle cycles.
For heavily soiled permanent press or knit
clothes, pre-wash or pre-soak before washing
in warm water.
Always use cold rinse water for permanent
press fabrics.
See the “Water temperature
for more information.
guide” on page 13
5
Select
a cycle
and wash
Push in the Cycle Control Knob and turn it
clockwise.
Stop when the indicator on the knob’s outer ring
points to the number in the wash cycle you
want. The numbers are minutes of wash time.
l
l
Starting/stopping
l
l
your washer
Start the washer by pulling out the Cycle
Control Knob. The washer will fill to the
selected water level with the selected wash
water temperature. The washer will begin
agitating immediately after filling. Agitation can
occur with the washer lid up or down.
To stop the washer at any time, push in the
Cycle Control Knob. To restart the washer, pull
out the Cycle Control Knob.
What happens
in each cycle
Each cycle is designed for different kinds of
fabrics.
When the Cycle Control Knob is set to a
number and pulled out, the washer fills before
agitation and timing starts. After agitation starts,
the knob turns clockwise until it points to OFF
and the cycle ends.
The washer pauses briefly throughout each
cycle. These pauses are normal for washer
operation.
Regular
cycle
Regular/Heavy Soil-cleans sturdily constructed
fabrics and heavily soiled loads.
Wash time:
14 minutes
Regular/Normal Soil-cleans regular loads of
fabrics that are moderately soiled.
Wash time:
10 minutes
The Regular cycle uses a longer spin to shorten
drying times.
-.
Permanent
Press
cycle
Permanent Press-cleans lightly to moderately
soiled permanent press and some synthetic
fabrics.
6-10 minutes
Wash time:
The Permanent Press cycle uses a cool-down
rinse and pulsed spinning to reduce wrinkling.
KniWDelicates
cycle
Knits/Delicates-gently
washes lightly to moderately soiled delicate items and washable knits.
4-8 minutes
Wash time:
The Knits/Delicates cycle uses pulsed spinning to
reduce wrinkling.
Other Features
In This
Section
Page
Rinse and spin ................................,................... 7
Page
Chlorine bleach dispenser .............................. 8
Drain and spin ..............S........... .......e...................8
Fabric softener dispenser ..._...........................g
Manual clean lint filter ......................................*.9
Understanding
the use of the following features will help you use your washer efficiently.
Drain
and spin
A drain and spin may help shorten drying times
for some heavy fabrics or special-care items by
removing excess water.
1. Push Cycle Control Knob in.
2. Turn knob clockwise until indicator points to
any bar just before an OFF area on the dial,
as illustrated.
3. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The washer will
drain and spin.
Manual
clean
lin: filter
Clean lint filter after every load.
1. To remove, grasp the-top of the agitator with
both hands. Pull upward to remove agitator
cap. Lint filter is attached to the end of the
shaft.
2. Detach lint filter by pinching forked ends of
shaff together. Slide lint filter off shaft.
3. Wash or wipe the lint filter clean.
4. Slide filter back into place on shaft (open end
up). Snap into place.
5. Push lint filter and agitator cap firmly back into
agitator.
Fabric softener
dispenser
/
Lint
Chlorine
bleach
dispenser
Always measure bleach. Do not guess. For this
washer, never use more than I/Z cup (125 mL) for
a full load. Use less with lower water level setting.
Follow directions on bottle for safe use. Use a
cup with a pouring spout to avoid spilling.
1. Load the washer.
2. Pour measured bleach carefully into dispenser. Do not let bleach splash, drip or run
down into washer basket. Undiluted bleach
will damage any fabric it touches.
3. Start the washer. Bleach will be diluted
automatically during the wash part of the
cycle.
8
filter
I
I
Fabric
softener
dispenser
1. Add detergent and load to the basket.
2. Add liquid fabric softener to the dispenser
using the amount recommended on the
package.
3. Avoid dripping or spilling any fabric softener
on the load.
4. Dilute fabric softener with warm water. Add
enough water to fill dispenser to the opening.
5. Start the washer. Diluted fabric softener will be
added to the load during the final rinse.
NOTE: Do not stop the washer during this
time. If you do, the fabric softener will mix with
the remaining soapy wash water. This will
cause stains. Do not put detergent in the liquid
fabric softener dispenser.
6. If the dispenser needs cleaning, flush with hot
water. To remove, see “Manual clean lint filter”
on page 8.
NOTE: Do not wash clothes with dispenser
removed.
Laundry
I
In This
Before
TIPS
Section
Paw
you wash .................................................
Removing
stains ...............................................
9
10
Page
Laundering
problems
Caring for your washer..
Water ..................................................................
13
Energy saving
Laundry
aida .....................................................
14
Winterizing
Washing
special-care
14
items ............................
....................................
................................
tips .........................................
.....................................................
16
17
17
17
This section reviews proper laundering techniques, gives you additional washing information and
discusses solutions to common laundering problems.
Before
you wash
Preparing
clothes
l
l
l
l
for washing
Empty pockets and turn them inside out.
Turn down cuffs and brush away lint and dirt.
Turn synthetic knits inside out to avoid pilling.
Close zippers, snaps and hooks to avoid
snagging other items. Remove pins, buckles
and other hard objects to avoid scratching the
washer interior.
l
l
l
l
l
Remove unwashable trim and ornaments.
Tie strings and sashes so they will not tangle.
Mend tears, loose hems and seams.
Treat spots and stains. (See page 10 for
pretreatment and stain removal information.)
Stained or wet garments should be washed
promptly for best results.
9
Sorting
Separate dark from light colors, colorfast from
non-colorfast.
Sort by fabric and construction (sturdy cottons,
knits, delicate items).
l
l
Loading
Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled
ones even it they would normally be washed
together.
Separate lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint
takers (corduroy, synthetics, permanent press).
When possible, turn lint givers inside out.
l
l
suggestions
For these suggested
full-sized loads, use the LARGE water level setting.
Mixed Loed
1 double sheet
2 pillowcases
6 T-shirts
6 pair shorts
2 shirts
2 blouses
6 handkerchiefs
Knits
1 pair slacks
2 shirts
3 tops
1 vest
2 sweaters
Heavy Work Clothes
1 pair pants
2 shirts
2 pair jeans
1 coverall
Delicate8
2 camisoles
4 slips
4 panties
2 bras
2 nighties
Towels
7 bath towels
4 hand towels
7 wash cloths
Permanent
Press
1 tablecloth
1 skirt
2 blouses
2 shirts
1 pair slacks
Loading
l
l
l
Load washer properly. Overloading
can:
-cause poor cleaning.
-increase wrinkling.
-create excessive lint.
-wear out items faster (because of
Load by the amount of space items
by their weight.
Drop items into washer loosely. Fill
the basket, but do not pack around
Removing
or packing
l
pilling).
take up, not
l
to the top of
the agitator.
or soaking
Use warm water for soaking or pre-washing
stained laundry. Hot water can set stains.
Stain
removal
rules
Most stains are easier to remove when they are
fresh. Old or set stains may not come out.
Follow package directions for pretreatment
products.
l Before treating
any stain, find out . . .
1. What kind of stain it is.
2. What kind of fabric it is and if it is colorfast
(check label).
10
l
Items should move easily through wash water
for best cleaning and wrinkle-free results.
Watch for rollover. Items should sink and
reappear later.
Mix large and small items in each load. Load
evenly to maintain washer balance. An offbalance load can make the machine vibrate
during spin.
To reduce wrinkling, permanent press and
synthetic knits should have more room to move
in the water than heavy items (towels, jeans).
stains
Stained, heavily soiled or greasy items may need
to be pre-washed or soaked for best results.
Soaking helps remove protein-type stains like
blood, milk or grass. Pre-washing helps loosen
soil before washing.
Pre-washing
l
3. How old the stain is (washing and drying can
set some stains).
l Start with cold or warm water. Hot water can set
some stains.
l When bleach is recommended,
use a bleach
that is safe for the fabric. Dilute chlorine bleach.
l Test stain removers
on an inside seam or
hidden corner of the item to see If the color is
removed.
l Put the stained
area face down on a paper
towel or white cloth. Apply the stain remover to
the back of the stain. This can force the stain
off the fabric instead of through it.
l Meat tenderizer
or enzyme presoaks help break
down some protein stains so they are easier to
remove.
l Use non-flammable
dry cleaning solvents in a
well-ventilated room.
-.
Stain
removal
guide
-
Stain
To Remove
Alcoholic
beverage
These stains turn brown with age, so treat immediately. Sponge or soak fresh stain! s
with cold water. Wash. If stain remains, soak 15 minutes in a solution of lukewarm
water, liquid detergent and a few drops of white vinegar. Rinse and rewash.
Blood
Rinse immediately or soak in cold water with enzyme presoak for 30 minutes or
longer. Rinse. Rub detergent into any remaining stains. Rinse. If stain remains, put
a few drops of 3% hydrogen peroxide on stain for 3-5 minutes. Rinse thoroughly.
Wash.
Chewing
gum
Use ice to make gum hard. Scrape off what you can. Sponge with a non-flammable
dry cleaning solvent. Let dry. Wash.
Chocolate
coffee
or
Sponge immediately with a non-flammable dry cleaning solvent or apply a prewash
soil and stain remover. Wash. If stain remains, apply a liquid detergent to stain or
soak in warm water with an enzyme presoak. Rewash.
Crayon and
candle wax
Scrape off excess with a dull knife. Place fabric between two blotters or facial
tissues and press with warm iron. Remove color stain with non-flammable dry
cleaning solvent. Launder with detergent in the hottest water safe for fabric. If full
load is crayon stained, take to cleaners or coin-op dry cleaning machine.
Cream, milk
or ice cream
Sponge with a non-flammable dry cleaning solvent, or a prewash soil and stain
remover. Wash. Repeat if necessary. If stain remains, apply a few drops of liquid
detergent and a few drops of ammonia. Blot dry and rinse. If stain remains, soak in
an enzyme presoak. Wash.
Deodorants
and
antiperspirants
Light stain: Treat with liquid detergent or your regular laundry detergent. Wash in
hottest water safe for fabric.
Heavy stain: Place face down on towel and treat with a paste of ammonia and
oxygen bleach. Let stand for 30 minutes. Wash in hottest water safe for fabric.
Fat, grease
or oil
l
l
l
Use pretreatment stain remover. Follow label directions. Wash in hottest water
safe for fabric.
Use talcum powder to absorb as much grease as possible. Sponge with a nonflammable dry cleaning solvent. Wash.
Treat with liquid detergent or rub a detergent paste on the stain. Wash using
hottest water safe for fabric.
Fruit stains
Fresh stains: Soak immediately in cool water. Wash. If stain remains, cover area
with a paste made of all-fabric bleach, a few drops of hot water and a few drops of
ammonia. Wait 15 to 30 minutes. Wash.
Old stains: Sponge with white vinegar. Rinse. Repeat procedure for fresh stains.
Grass or
green
vegetables
Soak in warm or cold water with an enzyme presoak for at least 30 minutes, or
sponge with denatured alcohol. Wash in water temperature and bleach safe for the
fabric. For colored fabrics, check colorfastness before applying alcohol. For acetate
sponge with a non-flammable dry cleaning solvent. If stain remains, bleach with 3%
hydrogen peroxide. Rinse. Rewash.
Ink or
ballpoint
ink
pen
Iron or rust
Spray stain with an aerosol hair spray or rubbing alcohol. Sponge stain continuousl] I
until all bleeding stops. Let dry. Repeat if necessary. Wash. If stain remains, bleach
if safe for fabric. (India and other indelible inks are almost impossible to remove
completely.)
For colored or non-colorfast
items, apply lemon juice and salt. Place in the sun tc)
dry. Rinse thoroughly. Repeat if necessary. For white or colorfast items, a rust
remover may be effective. Test first on inside seam or hem. Some rust removers
are not washer safe. Follow package directions.
11
Stain
removal
guide
Stain
To Remove
Lipstick
Apply non-flammable dry cleaning solvent or prewash soil and stain remover. Blot
with absorbent material. Repeat if necessary. Rinse. If stain still remains, rub with
liquid detergent. Wash.
Meat-juice,
egg
Scrape off excess with a dull knife. Soak in cold or warm water with enzyme
presoak at least 30 minutes. Treat grease stains with a non-flammable dry
cleaning solvent. Wash.
Mildew
Wash in hottest water safe for fabric. If stain remains, soak in warm water and an
all-fabric bleach for 15 to 30 minutes. Rewash. (Old mildew stains are almost
impossible to remove. Mildew fungus destroys or weakens fabrics.) An alternative to bleach is to treat with salt and lemon juice and dry in direct sunlight. Rinse
and rewash. Mildew may form if wet or damp laundry remains in your washer for
extended periods of time. To prevent mildew, promptly dry laundry after washing.
Mustard
Treat immediately. Scrape off excess mustard. Sponge with a non-flammable dry
cleaning solvent or a prewash soil and stain remover. Rinse. Work liquid detergent and a few drops of vinegar into stain. Rinse. If stain remains, apply 3%
hydrogen peroxide. Rinse and wash.
Paint
Water base: Treat stains while still wet. These paints cannot be removed after
they have dried. Rinse in warm water to flush out paint, sponge with a nonflammable dry cleaning solvent and then wash.
Oil base: Scrape off fresh paint. Sponge with a non-flammable dry cleaning
solvent or treat stain with recommended thinner. While stain is still wet with
solvent, rub liquid detergent into it. Wash with hottest water safe for fabric.
Perspiration
Remove stains before ironing. Perspiration stains may weaken fabric. Wash or
sponge stain thoroughly with detergent and warm water. If perspiration has
changed the color of the fabric, use one of the following treatments:
Fresh stains: Apply ammonia to stain. Rinse. Launder to remove ammonia odor.
Old stains: Apply white vinegar to stain. Rinse. Launder to remove vinegar odor.
Scorch
Severe scorch cannot be removed. Wet stain with 3% hydrogen peroxide. Cover
with a dry cloth and press with an iron as hot as is safe for fabric. Rinse well.
Wash.
OR
Wet with lemon juice and spread in the sun to dry. Wash.
Soft drinks
Sponge immediately
stain.
12
with cold water and alcohol. Heat and detergent
may set
Water
Water
temperature
guide
Wash
Rinse
Use For
HOT
130°F (54%)
or above
COLD
l
l
l
l
l
WARM
90”-110°F
(32”-44°C)
COLD
l
l
l
l
l
COLD
7o”-90°F
(21”-32°C)
COLD
l
l
l
l
Comments
Sturdy whites and
colorfast pastels
Diapers
Heavy soils
Work clothes
Normally soiled permanent
press and synthetic items
Light and moderate soils
Dark or non-colorfast
colors
Knits and delicate fabrics
Nylons, polyesters,
acrylics, silks, woolens
Prewash, soak
Rinsing, for all fabrics
Extra sensitive colors
(non-colorfast)
Very lightly soiled items
Moderately soiled items if
extra detergent is added
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
Gives best cleaning for heavy soils.
Removes oils, perspiration, greasy
soils and stains.
Prevents graying and yellowing.
Helps remove wrinkles from
permanent press.
Safe for most fabric finishes.
Less fading and dye bleeding.
Reduces wrinkling.
Saves hot water.
Less effective cleaning than hot or
warm water.
Use liquid detergent, or dissolve
powdered detergent in warm water
before adding to cold wash water.
Pretreat spots, stains and heavy or
greasy soils.
Use longest wash time in cycle
selected.
To check your hot water temperature with a candy or cooking thermometer:
1. Fill a pan with the hottest water available from the faucet that will fill your washer.
2. Place a candy or cooking thermometer in water to check the temperature.
NOTE: In wash water temperatures colder than 70°F (21°C):
Detergents do not dissolve well.
l Soils are difficult to remove.
l Some fabrics will retain wear wrinkles
and may have increased pilling.
l
Water
hardness
Many poor washing results can be traced to wash
water hardness. To check your water hardness:
l City water-ask
your city water company.
l Well water-call
your Cooperative Extension
Service.
Ask for the mineral content in grains-per-gallon or
parts-per-million.
If your water is 9 or more grains-per-gallon
more than 153 parts-per-million:
l Consider
installing a water softener.
l Use more detergent.
l Use a packaged
water conditioner.
l Do not use soap.
or
13
Laundry
aids
Follow package instructions when using laundry
aids. (See “Removing Stains” on page 10, for
more information.)
All-fabric
bleach
Powdered or liquid all-fabric bleach may be
used on all types of fabrics.
Do not use all-fabric bleach in the bleach
dispenser because it may clog.
l
l
Chlorine
l
l
l
l
bleach
Use bleach dispenser.
Follow directions on care labels. Do not use
chlorine bleach on wool, silk, spandex, acetates
or some flame-retardant fabriis.
Measure bleach. Do not guess. For this
washer, never use more than l/z cup (125 mL)
for a full load. Add bleach to wash cycle so it
can be removed in the rinse cycle.
When soaking with chlorine bleach, add
detergent to soak water.
l
Fabric
l
l
l
l
NOTE: Undiluted bleach will damage any fabric it
touches. The damage appears as rips, holes,
tears or color loss and may not show up until
several washings later.
l
l
Fire or Explosion Hazard
Store flammable solvents or liquids away
from your washer.
l Dry cleaning
solvents or fluids should not
be put directly into your washer.
l Items treated
with solvents should be
rinsed and air dried before washing in your
washer.
The fumes from these substances can
create a fire hazard or explosion.
Using too little detergent is a common cause of
laundry problems. Package directions are
usually based on:
-moderate water hardness (4-6 grains)
-lightly soiled items
-normal mix loads.
Use more detergent for:
-hard water
-cooler wash water
-full loads
-heavily soiled items.
Do not judge the amount of detergent to use by
the amount of suds in the machine. Low
sudsing detergents do not create as many suds
as normal sudsing detergents.
Washing
special-care
Follow care labels for laundering instructions.
Laundering tips for some special washables are
included in this section. In general . . .
l Select water temperature,
cycle and time
according to type of fabric and amount of soil.
l Pretreat
spots and stains.
14
softeners
Use fabric softener dispenser.
Always dilute fabric softeners with
VZ to 1 cup (125 to 250 mL) warm water.
Undiluted fabric softener can stain fabrics.
Fabric softeners should not be mbted with other
laundry products because greasy stains may
form. If stains form, remove by wetting the stain
and rubbing with liquid detergent or a bar of
soap. Rewash the stained item.
Too much fabric softener can make some items
non-absorbent (diapers and towels). If this
happens, use less fabric softener or do not use
it every time.
l
Detergent
l
If the recommended amount of normal sudsing
detergent creates too many suds, try a low
sudsing detergent. Do not reduce the amount
of normal sudsing detergent.
l
l
Personal Injury Hazard
Never use chlorine bleach with ammonia
or acids. Hazardous fumes can form.
Keep stain removal products out of the
reach of children . . . preferably in a locked
cabinet.
items
l
l
l
Select laundry aids safe for fabrics.
Load machine loosely, loads should move
freely during agitation.
Follow care label washing instructions.
Blankets
and washable
woolens
Elastic,
For electric blankets, woolen blankets and
washable woolen garments:
Measure blanket or trace outline of garment
before washing.
Add mild detergent to washer. Fill and agitate
briefly to dissolve detergent.
Stop washer. Load items evenly around
agitator. Soak 10 to 15 minutes.
Set control to Drain and Spin. Start washer.
Spin 1 minute. See page 6 for more information.
5. Fill washer for final rinse. Stop washer. Allow
to soak.
6. Set control to Drain and Spin. Start washer.
Allow washer to finish the cycle. Two rinses
may be necessary.
7. Lay item(s) on flat surface and block by gently
stretching to original measurement. Woolens
tend to shrink more the first time they are
washed. This is normal.
Curtains,
slipcovers
draperies,
spandex
1. Elastic picks up oil from the body. Oil can
damage elastic. Wash often to help reduce the
damage.
2. Use warm water and sufficient detergent to
remove oils.
Flame-retardant
clothing
Items will be clearly labeled as flame-retardant.
To help keep flame retardant qualities through
continuous use and washing, follow manufacturer’s instructions.
Glass
fiber
materials
Do not wash glass fiber material in your washer.
Glass particles could stick to the next load and
cause skin irritation.
Knits
Knits are comfortable to wear because they
stretch. However, this means that knits are more
likely to be stretched and damaged when washed
(especially bulky knits). Knits made of synthetic
fabrics such as polyester, nylon, and acrylic tend
to keep their original shape more than a knit
made of cotton or ramie.
1. Close zippers, fasten hooks and eyes to
prevent snagging.
2. Wash small loads to reduce pilling and linting.
and
1. Shake or vacuum to remove loose dirt.
2. Wash small loads. Crowding will cause
wrinkling.
3. Replace slipcovers while still slightly damp.
They will dry to fit tightly.
NOTE: Sun-damaged curtains and draperies will
tear whether hand or machine washed.
Diapers
1. Rinse immediately. Soak in a solution of
lukewarm water and a small amount of
detergent until you are ready to wash them.
You may wish to use bleach or a special
soaking product when soaking.
2. Spin excess water from diapers before
washing.
3. Wash diapers as you would wash white
cottons and linens.
NOTE:
When using chlorine bleach for soaking, add
detergent to load.
l Overuse
of fabric softener reduces the absorbency of diapers.
l
Fire Hazard
Drying rubber, plastic and other heatsensitive materials with heat can damage
them or be a fire hazard.
Pillows
and stuffed
toys
1. Partially fill washer with water; add detergent;
agitate until detergent is dissolved.
2. Place two pillows on opposite sides of the
agitator to balance the load.
3. Allow washer to fill completely and continue
through the cycle.
4. Stop the washer occasionally to press air from
item(s) being washed.
NOTE:
Washing feather pillows is not recommended
unless they are dryer dried.
l Dry foam items without
heat.
l
15
Plastic
1.
2.
3.
4.
and rubber
Scatter
items
1. Shake or vacuum to remove loose dirt.
2. Wash more than one small rug at a time. If
you wash only one rug, add bath towels to
balance the load. A larger rug should be
distributed around the agitator to balance the
load.
Treat as delicate items.
Wash in warm water.
Wash small items in a mesh bag.
Dry without heat.
Quilts
and bedspreads
1. Treat as delicate items.
2. Wash one at a time. Distribute evenly around
agitator.
3. Do not wash cotton-filled comforters unless
they are quilted or stitched; tucked cotton
batting tends to slip and become lumpy.
Laundering
l
l
l
or yellow
stains
l
l
l
l
whites
l
l
l
l
or dingy
colors
Improper sorting
Water temperature too low
Not enough detergent
Using soap in water that is too hard (use
detergent if you live in a hard water area)
l
l
l
l
looking
spots
Undiluted fabric softener
Fabric softener in wash water
Not enough detergent
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
l
wet
after
l
l
l
fabrics
(usually
Using soap in water that is too hard (use
detergent if you live in a hard water area)
Not enough detergent
Line drying
Overloading
Improper loading
Overloading
Load not immediately removed from washer
after cycle is completed
Improper rinse temperature
Poor permanent press finishes
Cycle selection is incorrect (based on fabric
type)
Yellow
spin
Cold rinses
Lid is opened before spinning is completed
16
l
l
too
holes
Twisting/tangling
l
Improper sorting
Paper or tissue in pockets
Pilling being mistaken for lint
Overloading
Not enough detergent
Clogged lint fifter
Load
l
rips,
Misuse of chlorine bleach
Sharp articles not removed from pockets
Overloading
Items damaged before washing
Fasteners not fastened
Wrinkling
Lint
l
Fabric type (some knits stretch during manufacturing, and laundering returns fabric to original
size)
Care label directions not followed
Mt6;z;gh
l
Greasy
etc.
Shrinking
l
l
Improper sorting
Load not immediately removed from washer
after cycle is completed
Gray
l
jackets,
1. Wash only one or two items at a time. Load
evenly around the agitator.
2. Two rinses may be necessary for complete
rinsing.
3. Stop the washer occasionally to press air from
item(s) being washed.
Snags,
Chlorine staining
Iron in water heater or pipes
Iron and manganese in water
Dye transfer
l
Snowsuits,
problems
Most laundering problems are easily solved.
Check the following list for problems you may
have and possible causes. If you need additional
help, check the “Assistance Or Service” section
of this book.
Brown
rugs
l
l
areas
(from
Water temperature too low
Not enough detergent
body
oils)
Caring
for your washer
To keep your washer looking like new:
l Wipe up detergent,
bleach or other spills with a
soft, damp cloth as they occur.
l
l
l
l
Sharp or heavy objects should not be put on or
in the washer. Check pockets for bolts, nuts,
etc.
If the washer interior needs cleaning, put 1 cup
(250mL) of chlorine bleach and 2 cups
(500mL) of detergent in the washer. Run
through a complete cycle using hot water.
When removing hard water deposits, use only
cleaners labeled as being washer safe.
After tinting or dyeing, put chlorine bleach and
detergent in the washer. Run through a
complete cycle using hot water to remove
excess dye or tint. If staining occurs on
following loads, repeat the process.
Energy
l
l
l
l
saving
tips
Use hot water only when washing heavy,
greasy soils or whites.
Use cold rinses.
Wash full loads.
Use lower water levels when washing small
loads.
l
l
Avoid rewashing. Use enough detergent;
pretreat stains or heavy soils; do not overload;
use the cycles and wash times recommended
for the fabric and soil; sort properly.
Use your washer during off-peak hours-usually
early morning and late evening. (Ask your
power company.)
Winterizing
Install and store your washer where it will not
freeze. Because some water stays in the washer,
freezing can damage it. If your washer is stored
or moved during freezing weather, winterize it.
1. Shut off both water faucets. Disconnect the
drain water inlet hoses.
2. Put 1 quart (1 L) of RV.-type antifreeze in the
basket.
3. Run washer on a drain and spin setting for
about 30 seconds (see page 8) to mix
antifreeze and water.
To
1.
2.
3.
4.
use the washer again . . .
Flush water pipes and hoses.
Reconnect water inlet hoses.
Turn on both water faucets.
Run the washer through a complete cycle with
1 cup (250 mL) of detergent to clean out
antifreeze.
17
If You Need Assistance
Or
sewice
This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines
possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell you
what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our Consumer Assistance Center for help
or calling for service, please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliances complete
model and serial numbers and the purchase date. (See page 2.) This information will help us respond
properly to your request.
1. Before
calling
for assistance
...
Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix without tools of any kind. Please
check the chart below for problems you can fix. It could save you the cost of a service call.
PROBLEM
Washer will
not fill
POSSIBLE
CAUSE
Power cord is not plugged into a
live circuit with proper voltage.
Household fuse has blown or
circuit breaker has tripped. A
time-delay fuse has not been
used.
Both hot and cold water faucets
are not open.
Water supply hoses are kinked.
Cycle control knob is not set or
pulled out.
Washer does
not spin
Lid is open.
Power cord is not plugged into a
live circuit with proper voltage.
Household fuse has blown or
circuit breaker has tripped. A
time-delay fuse has not been
used.
Washer stops
during a cycle
Washer pauses briefly at different
times in each cycle. These
pauses are normal.
Power cord is not plugged into a
live circuit with proper voltage.
Household fuse has blown or
circuit breaker has tripped. A
time-delay fuse has not been
used.
SOLUTION
Firmly plug power cord into a live circuit
with proper voltage. Check circuit voltage
at your home’s fuse/circuit breaker box.
Replace fuse with a time-delay fuse of
the correct capacity. Reset circuit
breaker.
Open both faucets.
Straighten hoses.
Set cycle control knob and pull out firmly.
Close lid firmly.
Firmly plug power cord into a live circuit
with proper voltage. Check circuit voltage
at your home’s fuse/circuit breaker box.
Replace fuse with a time-delay fuse of
the correct capacity. Reset circuit
breaker.
Wait a minute to see if washer starts
cycle again.
Firmly plug power cord into a live circuit
with proper voltage. Check circuit voltage
at your home’s fuse/circuit breaker box.
Replace fuse with a time-delay fuse of
the correct capacity. Reset circuit
breaker.
Washer fills and
drains without
running
Cycle control knob is not pointing
to a number in the cycle.
Set cycle control knob on correct number
in the cycle.
Washer drains
during wash and
rinse cycles or
water siphons
out
Drain hose is lower than the
water level in the washer.
Adjust drain hose so that it is higher than
the water level in the washer.
18
2. If you
need
assistance
. ..
Call our toll-free telephone number. Dial free
from anywhere in the U.S.:
l-600-44ROPER
(1-600447-6737)
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.
For further information, write to:
Mr. William Clark
Consumer Assistance Representative
Roper Brand Appliances
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone number in your
correspondence.
3. If you need
service
4. If you are not satisfied
how the problem
was
solved . . .
with
Contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action
Panel (MACAP). MACAP is a group of independent consumer experts that voices consumer
views at the highest levels of the major appliance industry.
9 Contact MACAP only when the dealer, authorized servicer and Roper Brand Appliance
warrantor have failed to resolve your problem.
Major Appliance Consumer Action Panel
20 North Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60606
l MACAP will in turn inform us of your action.
l
...
Contact the dealer from whom you purchased
the appliance or the authorized servicer in your
area. For help finding an authorized servicer in
your area, call our toll-free telephone number in
Step 2.
19
ROPER”
Washer Warranty
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHAT WE WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY
(from date of purchase)
Replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in
materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an
authorized Roper service company.
LIMITED 2NP5TH YEAR
WARRANTY
(from date of purchase)
Replacement parts for any part of the gearcase assembly which
we find to be defective in materials or workmanship.
WHAT WE WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of your appliance.
2. Instruct you how to use your appliance.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
B. Repairs when appliance is used in other than normal, single-family household use.
C. Pickup and delivery. Your appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
D. Damage to appliance caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of products not
approved by us.
E. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance.
This Roper appliance is warranted by Whirlpool Corporation. Under no circumstances shall it be liable
under this warranty for incidental or consequential damages and all implied warranties are limited to the
same time period stated in the express warranties for Roper Brand Appliances. Some states do not
allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion
may not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state
to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may also apply. For details, please contact your
authorized Roper distributor or military exchange.
If you need service, first see the “Assistance or Service” section of this book. After checking
“Assistance or Service,” additional help can be found by calling our toll-free telephone number,
l-900-44-ROPER
(l-900-447-6737),
from anywhere in the U.S.
PART NO. 3429027 Rev. C
0 1902 WhIrlpool
CorporalIon
0 Registered
Trademark
of Whirlpool
Corporation
Printed
in U.S.A.