LG | WD13050SD | LG WD13050SD Owner’s Manual

Washing Machine
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roduct Feature
Direct Drive System
The advanced Brushless DC motor directly drives the drum without
belt and pulley.
Water Circulation
Sprays detergent solution and water onto the load over and over.
Clothes are soaked more quickly and thoroughly during wash cycle.
The detergent suds can be removed more easily by the water shower during rinse
cycle. The water circulation system uses both water and detergent more efficiently.
Tilted Drum and Extra Large Door Opening
Tilted drum and extra large opening make it possible to load
and unload clothing more easily.
Steam Washing and Refresh
Steam Washing features upgraded washing performance with low energy and
water consumption. Refresh Cycle removes wrinkles from dry clothes.
Washing ball enhances the wash performance and reduces damage
to the clothing. The jets spray and help tumble clothes to enhance
washing performance while maintaining fabric care.
Automatic Wash Load Detection
Automatically detects the load and optimizes the washing time.
Built-in Heater
Internal heater helps to maintain water temperature at its optimum level for selected
Child Lock
The Child lock prevents children from pressing any button to change the settings
during operation.
Warnings ......................................................................................................................3
Care before washing....................................................................................................11
Adding detergent..........................................................................................................12
How to use washer ......................................................................................................14
Maintenance ................................................................................................................24
Troubleshooting guide .................................................................................................28
Terms of Warranty .......................................................................................................32
W arnings
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize
the risk of fire or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage,
personal injury, or loss of life.
WARNING : To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using
the washer, follow basic precautions, including the following:
• Do not install or store the 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 user-maintenance
instructions or published user-repair instructions
that you understand and have the skills to carry
• Keep the area underneath and around your
appliances free of combustible materials such as
lint, paper, rags, chemicals, etc.
• Close supervision is necessary if this appliance
is used by or near children or infirm persons.
Do not allow them to play on, with, or inside this
or any other appliance.
• Keep washer away from fire.
• Do not leave the washer door open.
An open door could entice children to hang on
the door or crawl inside the washer.
• Never reach into washer while it is moving. Wait
until the drum has completely stopped.
• The laundry process can reduce the flame
retardant of fabrics.
• Do not wash or dry articles that have been
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with
combustible or explosive substances (such as
wax, oil, paint, gasoline, degreasers, dry
cleaning solvents, kerosene, etc.) which may
ignite or explode. Oil may remain in the tub after
a whole cycle resulting in fire during drying. So,
do not load oiled clothes.
• Always follow the fabric care instructions
supplied by the garment manufacturer.
• Do not slam the washer door closed or try to
force the door open when locked. This could
result in damage to the washer.
• To minimize the possibility of electric shock,
unplug this appliance from the power supply or
disconnect the washer at the household
distribution panel by removing the fuse or
switching off the circuit breaker before
attempting any maintenance or cleaning.
• Never attempt to operate this appliance if it is
damaged, malfunctioning, partially
disassembled, or has missing or broken parts,
including a damaged cord or plug.
• Dryer is intended for only drying textile material.
• If the washer has been exposed to water, call an
authorized service provider to avoid any risk of
fire or electric shock.
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 equipment-grounding conductor and grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an
appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinance.
• Do not use an adapter or otherwise defeat the grounding plug.
• If you don’t have the proper outlet, consult an electrician.
Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in 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 does not fit the outlet, have a
proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
Power Plug
Shipping Bolts
• If the supply cord is damaged,
it must be replaced by the
manufacturer or its authorized
service technician in order to
avoid a hazard.
Control Panel
High-efficiency steam cycles
Interior drum light
Back of Washer
Drain Hose
Cold Water Inlet
Air Vent for Hot Water
Safety Inlet
Adjustable Feet
Lower Cover Cap
Drain Pump Filter
Drain Plug
: Front loading washing machine
Power supply
: 220-240V~, 50Hz
: 686mm(W) x 756mm(D) x 983(H)
: 105kg
Wash capacity
: 10kg(2200W)
Max. Watt
: 2200W
Water consumption
: 86 (8.6 / kg )
Permissible water pressure
: 7.3 ~ 116 PSI (50 ~ 800 kPa)
The external hot water supply must not exceed 70°C
Permissible cold water temperature : 4-25˚C
TT : Appliance complies with the requirement by certification Type Test Mark.
No further backflow protection required for connection to the water supply.
❋ The appearance and specifications may be varied without notice to improve the units quality.
❋ Specifications subject to change by manufacturer.
Caps (4)
(for covering
shipping bolt
Inlet hose(2EA)
Floor pads (4)
Tie Strap
Elbow Bracket
(for securing drain hose)
(for securing drain hose)
Install or store where it will not be exposed to temperatures below freezing or exposed to the
Properly ground washer to conform with all governing codes and ordinances.
The base opening must not be obstructed by carpeting when the washing machine is installed on a
carpeted floor.
In countries where there are areas which may be subject to infestation by cockroaches or other
vermin, pay particular attention to keeping the appliance and its surroundings in clean condition at
all times.
Any damage which may be cause by cockroaches or other vermin will not be covered by the
appliance guarantee.
Transit bolts
The appliance is fitted with transit bolts to prevent internal damage during transport.
• Packing and all transit bolts must
be removed before using the
When unpacking the base, be
sure to remove the additional
packing support in the middle
of the base packing.
Packing Support
Base Packing
Removing transit bolts
1. To prevent internal damage during
transport, the special 4 bolts are locked.
Before operating the washer, remove
the bolts along with the rubber bungs.
3. Take out the 4 bolts along with the
rubber bungs by slightly twisting the
bung. Keep the 4 bolts and the spanner
for future use.
• If they are not removed, it may cause
heavy vibration, noise and malfunction.
• Whenever the appliance is transported,
the transit bolts must be refitted.
2. Unscrew the 4 bolts with
the spanner supplied.
4. Close the holes with the caps supplied.
Installation place requirement
Drain Hose
Level floor :
Allowable slope under entire washer is 1°
Power outlet :
Must be within 1.5 meters of either side of location of
washer. Do not overload the outlet with more than one
Additional Clearance :
The following clearances should be adhered to.
(10cm : rear / 2cm : right & left side)
Do not place or store laundry products on top of
washer at any time.
They can damage the finish or controls.
Install the washer on a flat hard floor.
Make sure that air circulation around the washer is not impeded by carpets,rug etc.
• Before placing the washer on tiles, apply a rubber mat under the feet.
• Never try to correct any unevenness in the floor with pieces of wood, cardboard or similar
materials under the washer.
• If it is impossible to avoid positioning the washer next to a gas cooker or coal burning stove,an
insulating(85x60cm) covered with aluminum foil on the side facing the cooker or stove,must be
inserted between the two appliance.
• The washer must not be installed in rooms where the temperature can drop below 0°C.
• Please ensure that when the washer is installed, it is easily accessible for the engineer in the
event of a breakdown.
• With the washer installed adjust all four feet using the transit bolt spanner provided ensuring the
appliance is stable, and a clearance of approximately 20mm is left between the top of the washer
and the underside of the work-top.
Electrical connection
1. Do not use an extension cord or double adapter.
2. If the supply cord is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or its service agents or
similarly qualified person in order to avoid a hazard.
3. Always unplug the machine and turn off the water supply after use.
4. Connect the machine to an earthed socket in accordance with current wiring regulations.
5. The appliance must be positioned so that the plug is easily accessible.
• Repairs to the washing machine must only be carried out by qualified personnel. Repairs carried out by
inexperienced persons may cause injury or serious malfunctioning. Contact your local service center
• Do not install your washing machine in rooms where temperatures below freezing may occur. Frozen hoses
may burst under pressure. The reliability of the electronic control unit may be impaired at temperatures below
freezing point.
• If the appliance is delivered in the winter months and temperatures are below freezing : Store the washing
machine at room temperature for a few hours before putting it into operation.
CAUTION concerning the Power Cord
Most appliances recommend they be placed upon a dedicated circuit; that is, a single outlet circuit
which powers only that appliance and has no additional outlets or branch circuits. Check the
specification page of this owner's manual to be certain.
Do not overload wall outlets. Overloaded wall outlets, loose or damaged wall outlets, extension cords,
frayed power cords, or damaged or cracked wire insulation are dangerous. Any of these conditions
could result in electric shock or fire. Periodically examine the cord of your appliance, and if its
appearance indicates damage or deterioration, unplug it, discontinue use of the appliance, and have
the cord replaced with an exact replacement part by an authorized servicer.
Protect the power cord from physical or mechanical abuse, such as being twisted, kinked, pinched,
closed in a door, or walked upon. Pay particular attention to plugs, wall outlets, and the point where
the cord exits the appliance.
If this appliance is supplied from a cord extension set or electrical portable outlet device, the cord
extension set or electrical portable outlet device must be positioned so that it is not subject to
splashing or ingress of moisture.
Washing Machine is to be connected to the water mains using new hose-sets and that old
hose-sets should not be used.
Connecting water supply hose
Hot water tap
Cold Hot(Option)
Hose connector
▶Water supply pressure must be between 50kPa and 800kPa (0.5~8kgf/cm2)
▶Don’t strip or crossthread when connecting Inlet hose to the valve.
▶If the water supply pressure is more than 800kPa, a decompression device
should be installed.
• Two rubber seals are supplied with the water inlet hoses these are in
order to prevent water leaks.
• Check water tightness of washing machine connections by turning
the tap completely on.
• Periodically check the condition of the hose and replace the hose if
• Make sure that there is no kink on the hose and that it is not crushed.
▶When your washer has two valves,
• The Inlet hose which has red connector is for the hot water tap.
• If the washer has two valves, the energy is saved by using hot valve.
After completing connection, if water leaks from the hose, then repeat the same steps. Use the most
conventional type of faucet for water supply. In case the faucet is square or too big, remove the
spacing ring before inserting the faucet into the adaptor.
Normal Tap without thread & screw type inlet hose
1. Unscrew the fixing screw to
attach the tap.
2. Push the connector up till the
rubber packing is in tight contact
with the tap. Then tighten the 4
3. Push the water supply hose
vertically upwards so that the
rubber packing within the hose
can adhere completely to the tap
and then tighten it by screwing it
to the right.
Rubber packing
Upper Connector
Fixing screw
Water supply hose
Normal Tap without thread & one touch type inlet hose
1. Loosen the upper connector
Fixing screw
• In case the diameter of the tap is
large remove the guide plate.
2. Push the upper connector up till 3. Connect the water supply hose
the rubber packing is in tight
contact with the tap. Then
tighten the 4 screws.
Rubber packing
Upper Connector
Water supply
• Turn the middle connector to
eliminate water leaked.
Guide Plate
to the middle connector,
pushing the plate down.
• Make sure that the rubber seal
is inside the hose connector.
• To separate the water supply
hose from the middle connector
shut off the tap. Then pull the
inlet hose down, pushing the
plate down.
Hose connector
Rubber seal
Used the horizontal tap
Horizontal tap
Extension tap
Square tap
• Your machine comes with only
cold water connection.
• Make sure that there are no
kinks in the hose and that it is
not crushed.
This equipment is not designed for maritime use or for use in mobile installations such as
caravans, aircraft etc.
Turn off the tap if the machine is to be left for any length of time (e.g. holiday), especially if there
is no floor drain(gully) in the immediate vicinity.
When disposing of the appliance, cut off the mains cable, and destroy the Plug.
Disable the door lock to prevent young children being trapped inside.
Packaging material (e.g. Films, Styrofoam) can be dangerous for children. There is a risk of
suffocation ! Keep all packaging well away from children
Installation of drain hose
about 100 cm
min. 60 cm
max. 100 cm
about 145 cm
• When installing the drain hose to a sink,
secure it tightly with a string.
• Proper securing of the drain hose will protect
the floor from damage due to water leakage
should the drain hose become loose.
about 105 cm
Laundry tub
about 100 cm
about 145 cm
max. 100 cm
min. 60 cm
about 105 cm
• The end of the drain hose should not be
placed higher than 100 cm above the floor.
• Proper securing of the drain hose will
protect the floor from damage due to water
• When the drain hose is too long, do not
force back into the washer. This will cause
abnormal noise, malfunction, and water
max. 100cm
min. 60cm
max. 100cm
min. 60cm
Level adjustment
1. Adjusting the washing machine level properly prevents excessive
noise and vibration.
Install the appliance on a solid and level floor surface, preferably in
a corner of the room.
NOTE Timber or suspended type flooring may contribute to excessive
vibration and unblance errors.
Lock nut
Adjustable feet
2. If the floor is uneven, adjust the adjustable feet as required. (do
not insert pieces of wood etc. under the feet)
Make sure that all four feet are stable and resting on the floor and
then check that the appliance is perfectly level. (use a spirit level)
※ After the washer is level, tighten the lock nuts up towards of the base of
the washer. All lock nuts must be tightened.
Adjustable feet
Adjustable feet
In the case that the washing machine is installed on a raised platform,
it must be securely fastened in order to eliminate the risk that it might
fall off.
❊ Diagonal Check
When pushing down the edges of the washing machine top plate diagonally, the
machine should not move up and down at all. (Please, check both of two directions)
If machine rocks when pushing the machine top plate diagonally, adjust the feet again.
Concrete floors
• The installation surface must be clean, dry and level.
• Install washer on a flat hard floor.
Tile floors (Slippery floors)
• Position each foot on the Tread Mate and level the machine to suit. (Cut Tread Mate into 70x70 mm
sections and stick the pieces on to the dry tile where machine is to be placed.)
※ Tread Mate is a self adhesive material used on ladders & steps that prevents slipping.
Wooden floors (Suspended floors)
Rubber Cup
• Wooden floors are particularly susceptible to vibration.
• To reduce, vibration we recommend you place rubber cups under each foot,
at least 15mm thick under the washer, secured to at least 2 floor beams with
※ It can be purchased from
• If possible install the washer in one of the corners of the room, where the
hardware suppliers.
floor is more stable.
※ Insert the rubber cups to reduce vibration.
※ Rubber cups ( p/no. 4620ER4002B ) can be purchased from the LG spare parts department.
• Proper placement and levelling of the washer ensures long, regular and reliable operation.
• The washer must be absolutely horizontal and stand firmly in position.
• It must not “Seesaw” across corners under load.
• The installation surface must be clean, free from floor wax and other lubricant coatings.
• Do not let the feet of the washer get wet. If feet of the washer get wet, slipping may occur.
are before washing
Before the first washing
Select a cycle (COTTON 60°C, add a half load of detergent) allow the unit to wash
without clothing.
This will remove residues from the drum that may have been left during manufacturing.
Caring before washing
1. Care Labels
Look for a care label on your clothes. This will tell you about the fabric content of your garment
and how it should be washed.
2. Sorting
To get the best results, Sort clothes into loads that can be washed with the same wash cycle.
Water temperature and spin speed and different fabrics need to be washed in different ways.
Always sort dark colors from pale colors and whites. Wash separately as dye and lint transfer can occur
causing discoloration of white etc. If possible, do not wash heavily soiled items with lightly soiled one.
Soil (Heavy, Normal, Light)
Color (White, Lights, Darks)
Lint (Lint producers, Collectors)
Separate clothes according to amount of soil.
Separate white fabrics from colored fabrics.
Wash lint producers and lint collectors
3. Caring before loading
Combine large and small items in a load. Load large items first. Large items should not be more
than half the total wash load.
Do not wash single items. This may cause an out-of-balance load. Add one or two similar items.
• Check all pockets to make sure that they are
empty. Items such as nails, hair clip, matches,
pens, coins and keys can damage both your
washer and your clothes.
• Close zippers, hooks and strings to make sure
that these items don’t snag on other clothes.
• Do not be stuck between the door and the
• Pre treat dirt and stains by brushing a little
detergent dissolved in water onto stains like
collars and cuffs to help shift dirt.
• If you wash underwear, use the wash cloth
bag. If you don’t use the wash cloth bag while
washing the underwear, wires in the bra may
make a noise.
A dding detergent
Adding detergent and fabric softener
3. Detergent dosage
1. The Dispenser Drawer
• The detergent should be used according to the
instruction of the detergent manufacture.
• If too much detergent is used, too many suds
can occur and this will decrease the washing
result or cause heavy load to the motor.
(Causing malfunctions)
t for
Detergent for
main wash
main wash
( Detergent
) Detergent
main washpre wash
• Main
only ➔Detergent for
main wash
( )
pre wash
• Pre( Wash
+( Main
2. Adding Fabric Softener
• Do not exceed the maximum fill line.
Overfilling can cause early dispensing
of the fabric softener which could stain
• Do not leave the fabric softener in the
detergent drawer for more than 2 days.
(Fabric softener could harden)
• Softener will automatically be added
during the last rinse cycle.
• The soap drawer can be partially
opened to add pre dissolved soap
powder during the initial fill.
• Solvents(benzene, etc) are not
• If there are too many suds, the detergent
quantity must be reduced.
Detergent for
pre wash
Detergent for
• Use
specified Front loader washing powder
pre wash
• Detergent usage may need to be adjusted
for water temperature, water hardness,
size and soil level of the load. For best
results, avoid oversudsing.
❋ Tips
Full load : according to
manufacturer’s recommendation.
Part load : 3/4 of the normal amount.
Minimum load : 1/2 of full load.
• Detergent is flushed from the dispenser at
the beginning of the cycle.
Cycle guide
• The cycle guide below shows the options and recommended fabric types for each cycle.
Fabric Type
Dress shirts, blouses
Extra Hot/Cold High
Heavily soiled
underwear, work
Extra High
clothes, diapers, etc.
No Spin
Large items such as Warm/Cold
blankets and
Warm/Warm Medium
No Spin
Warm/Cold Medium
Dress shirts/pants,
wrinkle-free clothing, Warm/Warm
poly/cotton blend
No Spin
clothing, tablecloths
Cotton, linen, towels, Warm/Cold
shirts, sheets, jeans, Warm/Warm Extra High
mixed loads
No Spin
Cotton, underwear,
pillow covers, bed
Extra High
sheets, baby wear
No Spin
Dress shirts/blouses, Cold/Cold
nylons, sheer or lacy Warm/Cold No Spin
Items labeled
Warm/Warm No Spin
Lightly soiled clothing Hot/Cold Extra High
and small loads
No Spin
Warm/Warm Medium
Perm. Press
Allergy Care
Hand Wash
Speed Wash
Pre- Rinse + Extra Stain Water
Wash Spin Rinse Cycle Plus
5 items
NOTE To protect your garments, not every wash/rinse temperature, spin speed, soil level, or option is
available with every cycle.
❋ Water Temperature : Select the water temperature to the wash cycles.
Always follow garment manufacture’s care label or instructions when laundering.
❋ Pre Wash : If the laundry is heavily soiled, “Pre Wash” option is recommended.
Pre Wash is available in Sanitary, Bulky/Large, Perm.Press, Cotton/Normal and Delicates
H ow to use washer
Press to turn the washer ON. Press again
to turn the washer OFF.
NOTE Pressing the ON/OFF button during a cycle
will cancel that cycle and any load
settings will be lost.
Use these buttons to select the desired
cycle options for the selected cycle. The
current options are shown in the display.
Press the button for that option to view
and select other settings.
Press this button to delay the start of the
wash cycle. Each press of the button
increases the delay time by one hour, up
to 19 hours.
The display shows the settings, estimated
time remaining, options, and status
messages for your Steam Washer™. The
light in the display will remain on through
the cycle.
The special function buttons allow you to
select additional functions and will light
when selected. Certain buttons also allow
you to activate secondary functions by
pressing and holding the button for 3
For detailed information about the
individual functions, please see the
following pages.
Press the STEAM button to add steam to
the selected cycle for added cleaning power.
NOTE Steam can only be added to the following cycles:
PRESS, COTTON/NORMAL, and Allergy care
Press this button to START the selected
cycle. If the washer is running, use this
button to PAUSE the cycle without losing
the current settings.
NOTE If you do not press the START/PAUSE button
within 8 minutes of selecting a cycle, the
washer automatically turns off.
Turn this knob to select the desired cycle.
Once the desired cycle has been
selected, the standard presets will be
shown in the display. These settings can
be adjusted using the cycle setting
buttons anytime before starting the cycle.
Press this button to select additional cycle
options such as WATER PLUS, PRE
Press the button next to the desired option
in the display to select. The button will
light to show the option has been
H ow to use washer
The Lcd Display
The LCD display shows the settings,
estimated time remaining, options, and status
messages for your washer. When the washer
is turned on, the light in the display will
This portion of the display shows the
selected cycle, operating status, and
special messages. If a cycle has special
instructions, they will also be displayed in
this area.
When the START/PAUSE button is
pressed, the washer automatically detects
the wash load (weight) and optimizes the
washing time, based on the selected cycle
and options. The display will then indicate
the estimated time remaining for the
selected wash cycle.
NOTE The cycle time displayed may appear much
longer than that of a top-loading washer.
The displayed time is for the complete
cycle, rather than just the agitation portion
of the cycle, as is typically shown on a toploading washer.
Shows how much of the current wash
cycle has been completed.
Indicates that the door is locked. The
washer door will lock while the washer is
operating. The door can be unlocked by
pressing the START/PAUSE button to stop
the washer.
NOTE If the temperature in the washer is too high,
the door cannot be unlocked until the
washer has cooled. If the water level is too
high, select the DRAIN & SPIN cycle to drain
excess water. Do not try to force open the
(6) (7)(8)(9) (10)
When CHILD LOCK is set, the Child Lock
indicator will appear and all buttons are
disabled except the ON/OFF button. This
prevents children from changing settings
while the washer is operating.
This indicator shows that the washer has
been set for the EXTRA RINSE option.
This indicator shows that the washer has
been set for the EXTRA RINSE option.
This indicator shows that the washer has
been set for the WATER PLUS option.
This indicator shows that the washer has
been set for the STAIN CYCLE option.
This indicator shows that the washer has
been set for the PRE WASH option.
These indicators show the current cycle
settings for WASH/RINSE, SPIN
change these settings, press the
appropriate settings button.
NOTE To protect your garments, not every
wash/rinse temperature, spin speed, soil
level, or option is available with every cycle.
H ow to use washer
Operating The Washer
Once you have loaded the washer and added
laundry products (detergent, bleach, and/or
fabric softener):
1⃞ Press the ON/OFF button to
turn on the washer. The
lights around the cycle
selector knob will illuminate.
2⃞ Turn the cycle selector knob to the desired
cycle. The display will show the preset
Rinse/Wash Temperature, Spin Speed, Soil
Level, and Option settings for that cycle.
3⃞ If you would like to change the settings for
that cycle, press the option button(s) to
display additional settings for that option.
Press the button again to cycle through the
settings until the desired setting is shown.
To protect your garments, not every
wash/rinse temperature, spin speed, soil
level, or option is available with every cycle.
4⃞ Select any additional cycle options, such as
STEAM or DELAY WASH by pressing the
button for that option, or by pressing the
OPTION button for additional options.
To protect your garments, not every
wash/rinse temperature, spin speed, soil
level, or option is available with every cycle.
5⃞ Press the START/PAUSE
button to begin the cycle.
The door will latch, the
display will change, and the
washer will calculate the estimated time
remaining. Once the washer has calculated
the estimated total cycle time, the washer
will start. To pause the cycle at any time,
press PAUSE.
NOTE The cycle time displayed may appear much
longer than that of a top-loading washer.
The displayed time is for the complete
cycle, rather than just the agitation portion
of the cycle, as is typically shown on a toploading washer.
NOTE If the temperature in the washer is too high,
the door cannot be unlocked until the
washer has cooled. If the water level is too
high, select the DRAIN & SPIN cycle to drain
excess water. Do not try to force the door
Washing time can be reduced significantly
for small or lightly soiled loads by selecting
the Speed Wash cycle and setting the Soil
Level button to Light.
6⃞ When the load is finished, the beeper (if
set) will sound and the door will unlock.
Remove damp clothes from the washer
immediately. Check under the door seal for
small items.
H ow to use washer
Steam Cycles
STEAM cycles include the
Sanitary, Bulky/Large, Perm.
Press, Cotton/Normal, and
Allergy Care cycles. Adding
the Steam option to these cycles provides
superior cleaning performance while reducing
energy and water consumption. By using a hot
steam spray from above and cooler water
below, fabrics get the cleaning benefits of a
super hot wash, without the energy usage or
potential damage to fabrics.
To Add STEAM to a Standard
1⃞ Turn on the washer and turn the cycle
selector knob to select a cycle with the
STEAM option.
2⃞ Press the STEAM button. The washer will
automatically adjust the cycle settings.
3⃞ Set any other desired options.
4⃞ Press the START/PAUSE button to start
the cycle. The washer will start
Do not touch the door during steam cycles. The
door surface can become very hot. Allow the door
lock to release before opening the door.
Do not attempt to override the door lock
mechanism or reach into the washer during a
steam cycle. Steam can cause severe burns.
Important notes about steam cycles:
• Steam may not be clearly visible during the
steam cycles. This is normal. Too much
steam could damage clothing.
• Do not use steam with delicate fabrics such
as wool, silk, or easily discolored fabrics.
• Do not touch the door.
Using the Refresh Cycle
Refresh uses the power of steam alone to
quickly reduce wrinkles and odor in fabrics. It
brings new life to wrinkled clothes that have
been stored for an extended time and makes
heavily wrinkled clothes easier to iron. Refresh
can also be used to help reduce odors in
To Use the Refresh Cycle:
1⃞ Turn on the washer and turn the cycle
selector knob to select the Refresh cycle.
2⃞ Load up to 5 items and close the door.
If there is any moisture inside the drum,
such as from a previous wash cycle, wipe
the drum dry with a towel before adding
3⃞ Press the STEAM button until the correct
number of items is shown in the display. No
other options need to be set.
4⃞ Press the START/PAUSE button to start
the cycle.
After the Refresh cycle is complete, the
washer will tumble the clothes for up to 30
minutes to prevent rewrinkling.
After removing clothes from the Refresh cycle,
they may feel slightly damp. Place clothes on a
hanger for at least 10 minutes to allow them to
• The Refresh cycle is not recommended for
use with 100% cotton clothing.
• Remove stains from clothing before using the
Refresh cycle; the high heat could cause
stains to set permanently.
• Do not use Refresh with the following
items:wool, blankets, leather jackets, silk, wet
clothes, lingerie, foam products, or electric
• Best results are achieved when articles are of
similar size and fabric type. Do not overload.
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Cycle setting buttons
Each cycle has preset settings that are
selected automatically. You may also
customize the settings using the cycle setting
buttons. Press the button for that option to
view and select other settings.
The washer automatically adjusts the water
level for the type and size of wash load for best
results and maximum efficiency. It may seem
there is no water inside the drum in some
cycles, but this is normal.
To protect your garments, not every
wash/rinse temperature, spin speed, soil level,
or option is available with every cycle. See the
Cycle Guide for details.
Selects the wash and rinse
temperature combination for
the selected cycle. Press the
repeatedly to scroll through
available settings.
• Your washer features a heating element to
boost the hot water temperature for Extra Hot
settings. This provides improved wash
performance at normal water heater settings.
• Select the water temperature suitable for the
type of load you are washing. Follow the
fabric care label for best results.
• Warm rinses leave the loads drier than cold
rinses. Warm rinses can increase wrinkling.
• In cold climates, a warm rinse makes the load
more comfortable to handle.
• Cold rinses use less energy.
Soil level
Adjusts the selected cycle to
allow more time for heavily
soiled clothes or less time
for lightly soiled clothes.
Spin speed
The washer drum spins at
up to 1,320 RPM. This
reduces drying time and
saves energy.
Press the SPIN SPEED button to select the
maximum spin speed. Some fabrics, such as
delicates, require a slower spin speed.
Adjusts the volume of the
end-of-cycle beeper, or
turns it off.
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Special function buttons
Your Steam Washer™ features several
additional cycle options to customize cycles to
meet your individual needs. Certain option
buttons also feature a special function (see the
following page for details) that can be activated
by pressing and holding that option button for 3
Delay wash
Once you have selected the
cycle and other settings,
press this button to delay the
start of the wash cycle. Each
press of the button increases
the delay time by one hour, up to 19 hours.
To add cycle options to a cycle:
1⃞ Turn on the washer and turn the cycle
selector knob to select the desired cycle.
2⃞ Use the cycle setting buttons to adjust the
settings for that cycle.
3⃞ Press the cycle option button(s) for the
option you would like to add. The cycle
option buttons, except STEAM and
DELAY, will light when selected.
4⃞ Press the START/PAUSE button to start
the cycle. The washer will start
NOTE To protect your garments, not every
wash/rinse temperature, spin speed, soil level,
or option is available with every cycle. See the
Cycle Guide for details.
Use the STEAM button to
add steam to the cycle for
extra cleaning power and
improved efficiency. See
steam Cycles section for
additional details.
NOTE Not all cycles can be used with the steam
Tub clean
A buildup of detergent
residue can occur in the
wash tub over time and can
lead to a mildewy or musty
smell. The TUB CLEAN
cycle is specially designed to remove this
buildup. The display will show a message to
add liquid bleach to the dispenser. After the
cycle has ended, open the door and allow the
drum interior to dry completely.
Do NOT use this cycle with clothes, and do
NOT add detergent or fabric softener.
Select this option to rinse
and spin a load separately
from a regular cycle. This
can be helpful in preventing
fresh stains from setting in
To activate the Rinse+Spin cycle:
1⃞ Press the ON/OFF button to turn on the
2⃞ Press the RINSE+SPIN button.
3⃞ Press the START/PAUSE button.
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Custom program
you to store a customized
wash cycle for future use. It
allows you to save favorite
temperature, spin speed, soil level, and other
options for a cycle, and then recall them at
the touch of a button.
To store a Custom program:
1⃞ Select a cycle.
2⃞ Adjust the Wash/Rinse Temperature, Spin
Speed, and Soil Level to the desired
3⃞ Set any other desired options.
4⃞ Press and hold the CUSTOM PROGRAM
button for 3 seconds. You will hear two
beeps to confirm the settings have been
If you press and hold the CUSTOM PROGRAM button
for 3 seconds, you will overwrite any previously
To recall a Custom program:
1⃞ Press and release the CUSTOM PROGRAM
button. The stored settings will be displayed.
2⃞ Press and release the START/PAUSE
button to start the cycle. The washer will
start automatically.
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Secondary functions
The special function buttons also activate
secondary functions, including CHILD LOCK,
hold the button marked with the secondary
function for 3 seconds to activate.
Child lock
Use this option to prevent
unwanted use of the washer
or to keep cycle settings
from being changed while
the washer is operating. Press and hold the
TUB CLEAN button for 3 seconds to activate or
deactivate CHILD LOCK.
CHILD LOCK will be shown in the display, and
all controls are disabled except the ON/OFF
button. The washer can be locked during a
This option allows you to
change the language shown
in the display. Once set, the
selected language will stay
set even after the power is turned off. The
display language options are English, French,
and Spanish; English is the default language.
To change the language:
1⃞ Press the ON/OFF button to turn on the
2⃞ Press and hold the OPTION button for 3
seconds, until the following screen
appears in the display.
Drum light
The drum is equipped with a
blue LED light that
illuminates when the washer
is turned on. This light
automatically turns off when the door is
closed and the cycle starts. To turn on the
light during a cycle, press and hold the
RINSE+SPIN button for 3 seconds. The drum
light will illuminate and then turn off
automatically after 4 minutes.
3⃞ When OPTION is pushed, English is
displayed as the default language. Press
the RINSE + SPIN button to select
ESPAÑOL (Spanish).
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The option button
Pressing the OPTION button will display
cycle options that can be added to regular
To activate cycle options:
1⃞ Turn on the washer and turn the cycle
selector knob to select the desired cycle.
2⃞ Press the OPTION button. The cycle
options will be displayed: WATER PLUS,
Select this option to add
extra water to the wash and
rinse cycles for superior
results, especially with large or
bulky items.
Select this option to add a
16-minute prewash and spin
cycle to the chosen cycle.
This is especially useful for
heavily soiled items.
3⃞ Press the button next to the desired
option; the status will change to ON. To
turn the option OFF, press the button
SPINSENSETM can be used
to help reduce or eliminate
vibrations, especially on
wood floor installations.
4⃞ To return to the main display, press
OPTION again, or wait 3 seconds.
The SPINSENSETM indicador will remain lit
while the washer is running to show that
function will remain active for every cycle,
even after a power failure.
5⃞ Press START/PAUSE to start the cycle
with the selected options.
This option will add an extra
rinse cycle to the selected
cycle. Use this option to help
ensure the removal of detergent
or bleach residue from fabrics.
Select this option for heavily
stained clothes, such as play
clothes or work clothes.
Stain Cycle will add extra wash
time to the selected cycle, as well as an
additional rinse cycle.
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Special care cycles
Allergy Care
The Allergy Care cycle is a powerful, high
temperature cycle designed specifically to
reduce certain allergens.
• Only woolen items that are designated as
“Machine-Washable” should be washed in
this washing machine
• Selecting the Allergy Care cycle
automatically incorporates steam into the
wash cycle.
• Wash only small loads for optimum fabric
care (less than 8 lbs.)
• The Allergy Care cycle can significantly
reduce allergens in bedding and clothing.
• The Allergy Care cycle helps reduce dust
mite populations and helps reduce
• Due to the higher energy and temperatures
used, the Allergy Care cycle is not
recommended for wool, silk, leather, or any
other delicate or temperature sensitive
• Only neutral (wool safe) detergents should
be used (Only a small quantity of detergent
is needed due to the small load size and low
volume of water in the cycle.)
cycle uses
a gentle tumble action and low speed spin
for ultimate fabric care.
The wool wash cycle of this machine
has been approved by Woolmark for
the washing of machine washable
Woolmark products provided that the
products are washed according to the
instructions on the garment label and
those issued by the manufacturer of
this washing machine, M0807.
M aintenance
❋ Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical
shock to avoid electrical shock hazards.
❋ When disposing of the appliance, cut off the mains cable, and destroy the plug Disable
the door lock to prevent young children being trapped inside.
The water inlet filter
" error message will blink on the control panel when water does not enter the
detergent drawer.
- If water is very hard or contains traces of lime deposit, the water inlet filter may
become clogged.
It is therefore a good idea to clean it from time to time.
1. Turn off the water tap.
2. Unscrew the water inlet hose.
3. Clean the filter using a hard bristle
4. Tighten up the inlet hose.
M aintenance
The drain pump filter
❋ The drain filter collects threads and small objects left in the laundry.
Check regularly that the filter is clean to ensure smooth running of your machine.
First drain using the drain hose and then open the pump filter to
remove any threads or objects.
Be careful when draining if the water is hot.
❋ Allow the water to cool down before cleaning the drain pump, carrying out
emergency emptying or opening the door in an emergency.
1. Open the lower cover cap (
) by using
a finger.
2. Unplug the drain plug (
), allowing the
water to flow out. At this time use a vessel
to prevent water flowing on to the floor.
When water does not flow any more, turn
the pump filter ( ) open to the left.
3. Remove out any foreign material from
the pump filter (
4. After cleaning, turn the pump filter (
clockwise and insert the drain plug ( )to
the original place. close the lower cover
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Dispenser drawer
❋ After a while detergents and fabric softeners leave a deposit in the drawer.
• It should be cleaned from time to time with a jet of running water.
• If necessary it can be removed completely from the machine by pressing the catch
downward and by pulling it out.
• To facilitate cleaning, the upper part of the fabric softener compartment can be removed.
The drawer recess
❋ Detergent can also accumulate inside the recess which should
be cleaned occasionally with an old toothbrush.
• Once you have finished cleaning, replace the drawer and run a
rinse cycle without laundry.
The washing drum
• If you live in a hard water area, lime scale may continuously build up in places where it cannot be
seen and thus not easily removed.
Over time the build up of scale clogs appliances, and if it is not kept in check, expensive
maintenance or repairs may result.
• Although the washing drum is made of Stainless steel, specks of rust can be caused by small metal
articles (paper clips, safety pins) which have been left in the drum.
• The washing drum should be cleaned from time to time.
• If you use descalling agents, dyes or bleaches, make sure they are suitable for washing machine
❋ Descaler may contain chemicals that may damage part of your washing machine.
❋ Remove any spots with a stainless steel cleaning agent.
❋ Never use steel wool.
M aintenance
The water circulation nozzle & steam nozzle
• Clean the water circulation nozzle, if clogged.
Cleaning your washer
1. Exterior
Proper care of your washer can extend its life.
The outside of the machine can be cleaned with warm water and a neutral non abrasive
household detergent.
Immediately wipe off any spills. Wipe with damp cloth.
Try not to hit surface with sharp objects.
❋ IMPORTANT: Do not use methylated spirits, diluents or similar products.
2. Interior
Dry around the washer door opening, flexible gasket and door glass.
Run washer through a complete cycle using hot water.
Repeat process if necessary.
Remove hard water deposits using only cleaners labeled as safe for washing
Winterizing instructions
If the washer is stored in an area where freezing may occur or moved in freezing
temperatures, follow these instructions to prevent damage to the washer:
1. Turn off water supply tap.
2. Disconnect hoses from water supply and drain water from hoses.
3. Plug electrical cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
4. Add 1gallon(3.8L) of nontoxic recreational vehicle(RV) antifreeze into an empty wash drum.
Close the door.
5. Set spin cycle and let washer spin for 1minute to drain out all water.
Not all of the RV antifreeze will be expelled.
6. Unplug electrical power cord, dry the drum interior, and close the door.
7. Remove dispenser drawer, drain and dry excessive water from the compartments.
8. Store washer in an up right position.
9. To remove antifreeze from washer after storage, run empty washer
through a complete cycle using detergent. Do not add wash load.
roubleshooting guide
❋ Your Steam Washer™ is equipped with an automatic error-monitoring system to detect
and diagnose problems at an early stage. If your washer does not function properly or
does not function at all, check the following before you call for service.
Rattling and
clanking noise
Thumping sound
Vibrating noise
Water leaking
around washer
Possible Causes
• Foreign objects, such as keys,
• Stop washer and check drum and drain
coins, or safety pins, may be in
filter for foreign objects. If noise continues
drum or pump.
after washer is restarted, call for service.
• Heavy wash loads may produce • This is normal. If sound continues,
a thumping sound.
washer is probably out of balance. Stop
and redistribute wash load.
• Washer load may be out of
• Stop and redistribute wash load.
• Shipping bolts and/or packaging • See Installation Instructions for removing
materials not removed.
shipping bolts and packaging.
• Wash load may be unevenly
• Stop washer and rearrange wash load.
distributed in the drum.
• Not all leveling feet are resting
• Adjust the leveling feet. Make sure all four
firmly on the floor.
feet are in firm contact with the floor while
the washer is in the spin cycle with a
• Floor not rigid enough.
• Make sure that the floor is solid and does
not flex. Refer to “Flooring” in the
Installation section.
• Fill hose connection is loose at • Check hoses. Check and tighten hose
tap or washer.
• House drain pipes are clogged. • Unclog drain pipe. Contact a plumber if
• Too much detergent or incorrect • Reduce detergent amount or use lowdetergent.
sudsing detergent.
• Laundry products added directly • Load the laundry products into the
to the washer drum.
• Washer not unloaded promptly. • Always remove items from the washer as
soon as the cycle is completed.
• Clothes not sorted properly.
• Always wash dark colors separately from
light colors and whites to prevent
discoloration. If possible, do not wash
heavily soiled items with lightly soiled
roubleshooting guide
Possible Causes
Water in the washer • Drain hose is bent, pinched, or
drains slowly or not clogged.
at all, or the display • The drain filter is clogged.
• Make sure the drain hose is free of clogs,
kinks, etc., and is not pinched behind or under
the washer.
• Clean the drain filter. See the Care and
Cleaning section.
• Water supply taps are not open
Washer fills with
water slowly or not fully.
at all, or the display • Water line hoses are kinked,
pinched, or bent.
• Water inlet filters are clogged.
• Make sure that the water taps are open fully.
• Make sure the hoses are not kinked or
pinched. Be careful when moving the washer.
• Clean the inlet filters. See the Care and
Cleaning section.
• Water pressure to tap or house is • Check another faucet in the house to make
too low.
sure that household water pressure is
Washer will not
• Power cord is not properly
• Make sure that the plug is plugged securely
turn on
plugged in.
into a grounded, 3-prong, 220-240V~, 50Hz.
• House fuse is blown, circuit
• Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not
breaker has tripped, or power
increase fuse capacity. If the problem is a
outage has occurred.
circuit overload, have it corrected by a
qualified electrician.
Washer won’t spin, • The door is not closed properly.
• Make sure that the door is closed properly
or the display
and press the START/PAUSE button. After
starting a cycle, it may take a few moments
before the drum begins to turn or spin. The
washer will not spin unless the door is locked
(DOOR LOCK will appear in the display).
• If the door is closed and locked and the open
door error message is displayed, call for
Door will not
• Interior temperature of washer is • The washer door has a safety lock to prevent
unlock when cycle
too high.
burns. Allow the washer to cool until the
is stopped or
DOOR LOCK indicator turns off in the display.
• Water level in washer is too high. • Allow the washer to complete the
programmed cycle, or run the DRAIN & SPIN
cycle to drain the water.
Wash cycle time is • The washer automatically adjusts • This is normal. The washer adjusts cycle time
longer than usual
the wash time for the amount of
automatically to provide optimal results for the
laundry, water pressure, water
selected cycle.
temperature, and other operating
roubleshooting guide
Musty or mildewy
odor in washer
Possible Causes
• Incorrect or too much detergent
has been used.
• Inside of tub not cleaned
Steam is not visible • This is normal.
during STEAM
• Washer not unloaded promptly.
• Washer overloaded.
• Hot and cold water inlet hoses
are reversed.
Drum light does not • This is normal.
stay on
Remote Laundry
• Refer to the instruction manual
Monitor (optional
for the Remote Laundry Monitor.
accessory) not
working properly
The display shows: • Load is too small.
• Load is out of balance.
• The washer has an imbalance
detection and correction system.
If individual heavy articles are
loaded (bath mat, bath robe, etc.)
and the imbalance is too great,
the washer will make several
attempts to restart the spin cycle.
If an imbalance is still detected,
the washer will stop and the error
code will be displayed.
• Use only HE (High-Efficiency) detergent in
accordance with the manufacturer’s
• Run the TUB CLEAN cycle regularly. Be sure
to wipe around and under the door seal
• Because it uses pressurized steam, the
washer requires very small amounts of steam
to achieve optimal results. Excess steam
could damage fabrics and reduce efficiency.
• Always remove items from the washer as
soon as the cycle is completed.
• The washer can be fully loaded, but the drum
should not be tightly packed with items. The
door of the washer should close easily.
• Hot water rinse can set wrinkles in garments.
Check the inlet hose connections.
• The drum light shuts off automatically when
the washer starts. Press and hold the
RINSE+SPIN button for 3 seconds to turn on
the light; it will turn off automatically after 4
• Refer to the instruction manual for the
Remote Laundry Monitor.
• Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the
• Rearrange items to help balance the load.
roubleshooting guide
Possible Causes
The display shows: • Control error.
• Unplug the washer and call for service.
The display shows: • Water level is too high due to a
faulty water valve.
• Close the water taps, unplug the washer, and
call for service.
The display shows: • The water level sensor is not
working correctly.
• Close the water taps, unplug the washer, and
call for service.
The display shows: • Thermal overload protection
circuit in the motor has been
• Allow the washer to stand for 30 minutes to
allow the motor to cool; then restart the cycle.
If the LE error code still appears, unplug the
washer and call for service.
• Restart the cycle.
The display shows: • A power failure has occurred.
erms of Warranty
What Is Not Covered:
• Service trips to your home to teach you how to use the product.
• If the product is connected to any voltage other than that shown on the
rating plate.
• If the fault is caused by accident, neglect, misuse or Act of God.
• If the fault is caused by factors other than normal domestic use or use in
accordance with the owner's manual.
• Provide instruction on use of product or change the set-up of the product.
• If the fault is caused by pests for example, rats or cockroaches etc..
• Noise or vibration that is considered normal for example water drain
sound, spin sound, or warning beeps.
• Correcting the installation for example, leveling the product, adjustment of
• Normal maintenance which is recommended by the owner's manual.
• Removal of foreign objects / substances from the machine, including the
pump and inlet hose filter for example, grit, nails, bra wires, buttons etc.
• Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or correct house plumbing.
• Correction of unauthorized repairs.
• Incidental or consequential damage to personal property caused by
possible defects with this appliance.
• If this product is used for commercial purpose, it is not warranted.
(Example : Public places such as public bathroom, lodging house, training
center, dormitory)
If the product is installed outside the normal service area, any cost of
transportation involved in the repair of the product, or the replacement of a
defective part, shall be borne by the owner.
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