AUTOMATIC
WASHER
Super Capacity
Model LA98OOXS
Solid State
Electronic Touch Control
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Contents
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PARTS AND FEATURES
IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS..
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OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.
Starting Your Washer .
What Happens in Each
PRE-WASH Option
What Happens is Each
FABRIC Selection
What Happens in Each
RINSE Option
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Proper and Improper
Selections
Cycle Signals..
Liquid Bleach Dispenser
Fabric Softener Dispenser
MAGIC CLEANS Lint Filter
CARING FOR YOUR WASHER
Winterizing..
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
WASHER WARRANTY..
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Corporation
Parts and features
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POWER
LITER
‘;; iVEL
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LAUNDRYr
INFORMATI ON
SOLID-STATE
ELECTRONIC
UCH CONTROLS
MAGIC CLEANa
LINT FILTER
(not shown]
DIGITAL TIME
IQUID BLEACH
LIQUID FABRIC
MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
(not shown)
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 here
When you need service or call with a
question, have this information
ready:
Model Number
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers
(from plate under the lid near the
Serio, Number
hinge).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Purchase Date
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Keep this book, your “Laundry Guide” and
sales slip in the Laundry
Information
Service Company
Center.
Phone Number
Please complete
and mall the Owner Registration
Card furnished
this product.
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Additional
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 detergent
and laundry aids - especially
warnings and
precautions.
HAZARDOUS FUMES can be formed 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.
DO NOT machine
wash glass fiber
materials. Small particles can stick to
fabrics washed
in following
loads
and cause skin irritation.
You are personally
responsjble
for
making sure that your washer:
l is used
only for jobs normally
expetted of home automatic
washers.
l is not run by children
or anyone unable to operate it properly.
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Operating instructions
Starting Your Washer
Be sure to measure and add detergent, then place
a sorted load in the washer betore starting it.
POWER
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WATER
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LEVEL
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PREWASH
HHH
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You have 15 minutes to make a selection or the washer will automatically shut off.
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YAW
a WATER LEVEL.
The washer will automatically
fill
to the “HI” water level. If more or less
water is needed, touch the Water
Level pad. The blinking light shows
the actual water level. The nonblinking light shows the selected
water level.
Select the setting that fits the size
of load you are washing.
See your “Laundry
size suggestions.
Guide”
for load
LOAD 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
CAUTION: DO NOT
OVERLOAD WASHER.
(21.7 galsJ82.1
(19.2 galsJ72.7
(16.4 galsJ62.1
(14.1 galsJ53.4
(11.9 gals./450
TEMP
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PREWASH
2 . Select
POWER “ON!’
The washer will power up and the
Fabric Selection lights will scan. The
control is now ready for your
selection.
SELECTION
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1. Touch
FABRIC
OPTIONS
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The outomatrc
washer has Soltd
State Electronic Controls. Read instructions carefully
before setting any
cycles.
3. k!Ekli
Touch a
Oplion.
if pre-washing
is not needed,
skip
to step 4.
The washer will shut off after completing the SOAK or PRE-WASH Cycles.
The SUPER WASH Cycle must be
combined
with a FABRIC Selection.
See pages 8 and 9.
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For More Selection
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Time
Touch HOLD/RESTART at any step if
you want more time to decide on
another selection.
HOLD/RESTART will stop the washer
for up to 15 minutes. To restart the
washer, touch the blinking HOLD
RESTARTpad.
4 . FABRIC
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Selection.
Touch a FABRIC Selection according
to the type of load being washed.
See pages 10 and 11.NOTE: The lights
wlii scan until a seiectlon
has been
made.
The washer will begin filling shortly
after a FABRIC Selection is made.
Changing
a Selection
l All options,
except FABRIC Selections, can be changed
any time
before they have started.
l FABRIC Selections
may only be
changed
up to the start of the
first FILL.
l If the washer
has completed
the
first FILL,touch POWER “OFF” then
start over with step 1.
l The indicator
light will stay on and
one beep will sound when a selection has been accepted.
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POWER
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WATER
‘u’,;
LEVEL
m
PREWASH
uf#/ig
To Change WASH or
RINSE Temperatures.
The washer is programmed
to automatically
provide a warm wash and
a cold rinse in every selection.
l If another
Wash or Rinse temperature
is wanted, touch the pad that corresponds to the temperature
wanted.
l To protect
some fabrics, the washer
will not accept certain selections.
l Hot Wash option
cannot be accepted
with:
- Knits/Gentle fabric selection.
-any Pre-Wash options.
l Warm Rinse option
cannot be accepted
with:
- Permanent Press fabric selection,
FABRIC
SELECTION
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OPTIONS
PREWASH
TEMP
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WASH
For example:
If you touch
KNITS GENTLE.
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The HOT WASH
temperature
would not be
accepted.
If a selection has not been accepted, the indicator light will not
stay on and 3 beeps will sound.
The indicator light will stay on
and one beep will sound when a
selection has been accepted.
A fabric selection must be selected
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before HOT or COLD WASH oprrons can
be selected.
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Restarting
The washer is designed
to “remember” where it was in the cycle
when HOLD/RESTART is touched. It
will not remember
if there is a power
interruption, such as a blown fuse.
it power is lost at beginning
of wash cycle:
1. Touch POWER “ON:’
2. Touch FABRIC Selection and Options
TIME DISPLAY
The TIME Display shows the total
amount of wash agitation time selected. When the first fill begins, the
display changes to “AU:’ indicating
automatic
operation.
l Any time during
wash agitation
the MORE TIME or LESSTIME pad
can be touched. The display
will show the number of minutes
left in wash agitation.
l During
the final spin the display changes to show the
number of minutes let? until the
cycle is finished and the load
can be removed.
Changing
the Amount
the Washer
The washer will finish filling (if needed),
and wash according
to the new
selections.
If power is lost with water remaining
in the washer:
I. Touch POWER “ON:’
2. Touch SPIN to drain and spin the
load.
3. After the washer stops, touch POWER
“ON” again.
4. Touch FABRIC Selection and Options.
The washer will wash according
to the
new selections.
if memory Is lost at beginning
of rinse
cycle.
1. Touch POWER “ON:’
2. Touch RINSE SPIN to finish filling and/
or the rinsing cycle.
of Wash Time
When a FABRIC Selection is touched,
the amount of wash agitation time will
appear
in the TIME Display. The wash
agitation time which appears
is the
recommended
time for that cycle (for
normally soiled items). IF MORE TIME
or LESS TIME is desired, touch the appropriate
TIMED WASH pad before the
end of the first fill.
See pages 10 and 11for minimum,
recommended
and maximum wash
times.
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What Happens in Each PRE-WASH Option
Use PRE-WASH Options to provide extra cleaning
to heavily soiled or
stained items. The HOT WATER Option cannot be selected with any PREWASH Options. Hot water can set stains.
NOTE: When combining
the SUPER WASH Cycle with a WASH Cycle, it iS
necessary
to select the SUPER WASH Cycle before the washer starts to
fill.
SOAK CYCLE Option
Brief periods of agitation and soak
time help remove heavy soils and certain stains that need extra pretreatment Use recommended
amount of
detergent.
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8 SECONDS
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PRE-WASH Option
Use Pre-Wash on loads that need
some pretreating
before the Wash
Cycle. Use recommended
amount
of detergent or presoak
additive.
8 SECONDS
completing
shut off atter
the PRE-WASH Cycle.
SUPER WASH Option
Use fo r washing heavily soiled loads
that require maximum soil removal.
Double the recommended
amount
detergent
when using this option.
1. TOUCH POWER “ON:’
2. CHECK WATER
LEVEL SETTING.
3. TOUCH SUPER WASH.
4. TOUCH A FABRIC
SELECTION.
of
8 SECONDS
NOTE: The washer will not begin SUPER WASH
until a FABRIC Selection
has been made.
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1
SOAK
26
Minutes
Occasional
igitation
WASH
4
Minutes
NOTE: The SOAK Cycle automatically
fills to the HI water
level with warm water unless
a different water level and/
or COLD WASH has been
selected.
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The washer will stop after spin.
Affer the PRE-WASH Cycle has been
completed,
be chosen, a FABRIC Selection can
NOTE: The PRE-WASH Cycle automatically fills to the HI water level with
warm water unless a different water
level and/or COLD WASH has been
selected.
Afterthe PARTIAL DRAIN, the washer refills and washes
according
to the FABRIC Selection and Options touched.
Be sure to use enough detergent
for the double wash.
NOTE: The SUPER WASH Cycle automatically
fills to the SUPER
water level unless a different water level has been selected.
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For best results, use warm water for
soaking or prewashing
stained items.
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Hot water can set stalnr.
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What Happens in Each FABRIC Selection
Each FABRIC Selection
different kinds of fabrics.
has pre-set agitation
and spin speeds
designed
for
All FABRIC Selections are pre-set to use warm wash water and cold rinse water.
These temperatures
can be changed
by touching the pad that corresponds
to the temperature
you want. These temperature
options are discussed on later
pages.
REGULAR HEAVY Selection
A selection for sturdily constructed
fabrics that are heavily soiled.
Minutes
High
Speed
1. TOUCH POWER “ON:’
2. CHECK WATER
LEVEL SETTING.
3. TOUCH REG HEAVY.
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8 SECONDS
4. SELECT WASH TIME
(if different than10
minutes).
PERMANENT PRESS Selection
A special selection with the
necessary cool down rinses
which helps keep wrinkles from
setting into Permanent Press
and some synthetic fabrics.
1. TOUCH POWER
“ON:’
2. CHECK WATER
LEVEL SETTING.
3. TOUCH PERM’T PRESS.
4. SELECT WASH TIME (if
different than 8 minutes).
8 SECONDS
KNITS/GENTLE Selection
A selection that gently washes and
spins delicate
items and washable
knits.
1. TOUCH POWER “ON:’
2. CHECK WATER
LEVEL SETTING.
3. TOUCH KNITS GENTLE.
4. SELECT WASH TIME
(if different than
5 minutes).
NOTE: FABRIC Selection
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can be changed
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WASH *
1-8
8 SECONDS
up to the start of the first fill.
* The TIME Display shows the
total High and Low speed
wash agitation time.
MORE TIME or LESSTIME (7-14 minutes)
HOT WASH or COLD WASH
WARM RINSE
EXTRA RINSE
A PRE-WASH Option can be used. (See
pages 8 and 9.)
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OPTIONS
l MORE TIME or LESSTIME
(5-10 minutes]
. EXTRA RINSE
l A PRE-WASH Option
can be
used. [See pages 8 and 9.)
REFILL
COOL
DOWN
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* The TIME Display shows the
total High and Low speed
wash agitation time.
OPTIONS
MORE TIME or LESS TIME (5-7 minutes]
. COLD WASH
. WARM RINSE
l EXTRA RINSE
l A PRE-WASH Option
can be used.
(See pages 8 and 9.)
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What Happens in Each RINSE Option*
FABRIC selections are pre-set for cold rinse water. To get warm
rinse wafer in REG HEAVY and KNITS GENTLE:
1.
2.
3.
4.
TOUCH POWER “ON:’
SELECT WATER LEVEL.
TOUCH FABRIC SELECTION.
TOUCH WARM RINSE.
To protect Permanent
Press fabrics, PERM’T PRESS Selection will not accept the WARM RINSE Option.
EXTRA RINSE for towels, jeans or heavily soiled items that need
extra detergent. The rinse temperature,
agitation speed and spin
speed will be the same as the first rinse.
For loads needing rinse and spin only. Also useful for finishing
a cycle that’s been canceled
by a power interruption or by
turning power off.
SPIN Option spins and drains loads or items that only
need the water spun out of them. This option is also useful
for loads canceled
by a power interruption.
toptions
are preset for high speed rinse and/or spin. For a
low speed rinse and spin, touch KNITS GENTLE before you
select RINSE SPIN or SPIN. This also shortens the spin time
by 2 minutes.
Proper and improper
The washer is designed
best washing results. -
1.
selections
to help you1 choose
For fabric protection, the washer
will not accept certain selections.
For example:
selections
for the
3. When one Indicator Light comes on
but another goes off, this tells you
the second selection has canceled
the first.
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For example:
If you touch
PERM’T. PRESS,
then touch WARM
RINSE, the warm
rinse will not
be accepted.
If you touch
REG HEAVY,
The indicator lights will not Stay
on and 3 beeps will sound when
a selection is not accepted.
2.
When a selection is accepted,
the
indicator light for that selection
comes on and stays on and one
beep will sound. The washer will
use the FABRIC selection (and
options) you selected.
then touch PERM’T
PRESS, the PERM’T
PRESS selection
will cancel REG
HEAVY.
NOTE: The REG HEAVY indicator
light goes off when the PERMIT
PRESS indicator
light comes on.
4. For best fabric care and washability maximum and minimum wash
times are preprogrammed
for each
cycle. The washer will not accept
less time than the minimum wash
time or more time than the maximum
wash time. (See page 11 for detailed
times.]
CYCLE SIGNALS
End of Wash Signal
r\
The Cycle Signal will beep 5 times
at the end of the WASH CYCLE. This tells
you the wash is done and the load
can be removed.
Deep
Rinse Signal
At the beginning
of the deep rinse
portion of the cycle, the Cycle Signal
will beep once. This tells you the
washer is filling for the final rinse.
Both signals can be cancelled
by
touching the CYCLE SIGNAL pad. The
Cycle Signal Indicator
Light will go off.
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Liquid bleach dispenser
Always measure bleach. Do not
guess. Never use more than 1 cup
(250 ml) for a full load. Use less with
lower water level settings. Follow
directions on bottle for safe use. Use
a cup with a pouring spout to avoid
spilling.
1. Load the washer
2. Pour measured
firsi
bleach
carefully
into dispenser
DO NOT let bleach
splash, drip or run down into the
bleach
washer basket. Undiluted
will damage
any fabric
it touches.
3. Start the washer Bleach WIII be
diluted automatically
during the
wash part of the cycle
For more lnformaflon
on bleaching,
see your “Laundry
Guide!’
Liquid 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 bottle.
(Avoid drlpping
or spilling any
fabric softener on fhe load.)
3. IMPORTANT: Add enough hot
wafer to flll fhe dispenser
to the
FULL mark.
4. Diluted fabric softener will be added to the load when the washer stops
spinning after the wash cycle. NOTE: Do not Stop the washer during this spin.
If you do, the fabric softener will be added to the remaining
soapy wash
water. This can cause stains.
5. Clean dispenser after each use with warm wafer. Do not put detergent
in
dispenser,
if could cause dispenser
to clog. To remove the dispenser, pull up
on the top portion. Replace after cleaning.
For more Information
on fabric
MAGIC CLEAN’lint
soffener,
see your “Laundry
Guide!’
filter
As load items are being washed, lint particles from the wash water automatically collect on the MAGIC CLEAN” lint filter. This filter cleans itself. As the washer
drains, collected
lint is carried away with the wash and rinse water.
If your washer drains into a tub, remove any lint collected
in the drain or
strainer.
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Caring for your washer
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 SHARPOBJECTS 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.
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.
To use the washer-
2. Put a quart of R.V.
or automobile
type
antifreeze
in the
basket.
again..
.
1. Hush water pipes and hoses,
2. Connect
hoses to the washer.
3. Turn on the water faucets.
3. Touch the SPIN
Option (see oaae
12). Let the wbslier
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 five steps:
1. Before
l
calling for
assistance...
Performance
problems
often result
from little things you can find and fix
yourself without tools of any kind.
It your washer does not flll:
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Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
Are the water supply hoses kinked?
It your washer does not spin:
Is the lid closed?
l Is the
power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper
voltage?
l Have
you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
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If your washer stops durlng a cycle:
Remember,
the washer
pauses
briefly at different times in each cycle. These pauses are normal.
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Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper
voltage?
Are both water
faucets
open?
Make sure the drain hose Is hlgher
than the water level In the washer. It
It IsnY...
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 Whlrlpool
COOL-LINE@ sewice assistance
telephone
number.
Dlal free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
1-800-253-1301
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 TECHCARE@ Service Companies, TECH-CARE
service technicians
are trained to fulfill the product
warranty and provide after-warranty
service, anywhere
in the United States.
To locate TECH-CARE service in your
area, call our COOL-LINE service assistance telephone
number (see Step2) or
look in yourtelephone
directory Yellow
Pages under:
18
4.
If you have a
problem?..
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. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
If you need FSP”
replacement parts?..
FSP is a registered
trademark
of
Whirlpool
Corporation
for quality
park. Look for this symbol of quality
whenever
you need a replacement
partforyour
Whirlpool appliance.
FSP
replacement
parts will fit right and
work right, because they are made to
the same exacting
specifications
used to build every new Whirlpool
appliance.
*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.
Notes
WHIRLPOOL”
AUTOMATIC WASHER
WARRANTY
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
1 WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSPa replacement
parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CARE@ service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
parts for the electronic
control system if defective
in materials
workmanship.
or
FSP replacement
parts for any part of
gearcase
assembly
if defective
in materials
FSP replacement
or fail to contain
WHIRLPOOL
of outer tub should it crack,
water, due to defective
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation
of the washer.
2. Instruct you how to use the washer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing
6. Repairs when washer is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed
to be repaired
in the home
D. Damage to washer caused by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts
of God or use of products not approved
by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during the limited warranty.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. 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 apply. For details, please
contact your franchised
Whirlpool
distributor
or military exchange.
Whirlpool
Part No. 3349147
01987 Whirlpool Corporation
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