Frigidaire FLXG42MRES4, FLXG46MRES0, MLXE42RFW0, FLGB8200DS0, FLXG46MRES1, FLXG42MRES2 Owner's manual

Frigidaire FLXG42MRES4, FLXG46MRES0, MLXE42RFW0, FLGB8200DS0, FLXG46MRES1, FLXG42MRES2 Owner's manual

OWNER'SGUIDE

READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

LAUNDRYCENTER

PIN 131957200 (0003)

For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life.

Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

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WHAT

TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:

• Do not try to light any appliance.

• Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.

• Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.

• Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone.

Follow the instructions.

gas supplier's

• If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.

Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

Contents

Important Safety Instructions

Product Registration ........................

2

Important Safety Instructions ........ 2-4

Washing Procedures .....................

5-7

Stain Removal .............................

7-8

Common Washing Problems ........... 9

Drying Procedures .........................

10

Features ........................................

11

Common Drying Problems ............ 11

Care and Cleaning ..................

12-13

Avoid Service Checklist ............ 13-15

Read all instructions before using this laundry center.

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using this laundry center, comply with the basic warnings listed below.

[] Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries,

Prevent Fire

Product Registration

Thankyou for choosing this laundry

center. This owner's guide will explain proper operation and care,

Record Your Model and Serial

Numbers

Record below the model and serial

Do not wash or dry items that have been previously cleaned in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents, kerosene, cooking oils, waxes, etc, Do not store these items on or near the dryer, These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode,

Do not put oily or greasy rags or clothing on top of the laundry center, These substances give off vapors that could ignite the materials, numbers found on the laundry center serial plate located on the inside of the dryer door, Keep these numbers for future reference,

Do not add gasoline, cleaning solvents, or other flammable or explosive substances to the wash water. These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode.

Model Number

Serial Number

Date of Purchase

Register Your Product

The self-addressed

PRODUCT

REGISTRATION CARD should be filled in completely, signed and returned.

Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been used for 2 weeks or more, HYDROGEN GAS IS

EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not been used for such a period, before using the washer, turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow from each for several minutes, This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas, Hydrogen gas is flammable; do not smoke or use an open flame during this time,

To prevent fire, do not use heat to dry items containing plastic, foam rubber or similarly textured rubber-like materials, or items containing feathers or down, Use Air Fluff (No Heat) only,

Clean the dryer lint screen before or after each load, The interior of the dryer, lint screen housing and exhaust duct should be cleaned approximately every 18 months by qualified service personnel, An excessive amount of lint buildup in these areas could result in inefficient drying and possible fire, See Care and

Cleaning, pages 12-13,

_°2000 White Consolidated Industries, Inc.

All rights reserved.

Printed in U.S.A.

This Owner's Guide provides general operating instructions for your laundry center, It also contains information about features for several other models, Your laundry center may not have every feature included,

Use the laundry center only as instructed in this Owner's Guide,

Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock, Do not usean adaptor plug or extension cord or remove grounding prong from electrical power cord, Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fire or death,

GAS LAUNDRY CENTERS:

Grounding type wall receptacle

Do not operate the dryer if the lint screen is blocked, damaged or missing, Fire hazard, overheating and damage to fabrics can occur, If your dryer has a drying rack, always replace the lint screen when finished using the drying rack,

Keep area around the exhaust opening and surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint, dust and dirt,

Do not obstruct the flow of ventilating air, Do not stack or place laundry or throw rugs against the front or back of the laundry center,

Do not spray any type of aerosol into, on or near laundry center at any time,

Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener or product,

Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer, Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fire,

[] Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire, explosion, serious bodily injury and/or damage to the rubber or plastic parts of the laundry center,

Power supply cord with 3-prong grounding plug

CORRECT

Use this way ONLY

Protect Children

Do not allow children to play on or in the laundry center, Close supervision of children is necessary when the laundry center is used near children,

As children grow, teach them the proper, safe use of all appliances,

Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other packing materials after the laundry center is unpacked, Children might use them for play, Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight chambers,

Keep laundry products out of children's reach, To prevent personal injury, observe all warnings on product labels,

Before the laundry center is removed from service or discarded, remove the washer lid and dryer door to prevent accidental entrapment,

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries,

Note: The instructions appearing in this Owner's Guide are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur, Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance,

Prevent InJury

To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during operation, the laundry center must be installed and electrically grounded by a qualified service person in accordance with local codes, Installation instructions are packed in the laundry center for the installer's reference, Refer to INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for detailed grounding procedures, If the laundry center ismoved toa new location, have it checked and reinstalled by a qualified service person,

To prevent personal injury or damage to the laundry center, the electrical power cord of a gas laundry center must be plugged into a properly grounded system, Never ground the laundry center to a gas pipe. Do not use an extension cord or an adaptor plug.

Important Safety

Instructions (continued)

Follow package directions when using laundry products, Incorrect usage can produce poisonous gas--resulting in serious injury or death,

• Do not combine laundry products for use in 1 load unless specified on the label,

• Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acids such as vinegar,

Do not use or mix

liquid chlorine bleach with

other household chemicals such as toilet cleaners, rust removers, acid or products containing

These mixtures ammonia.

can produce

dangerous fumes

which can cause serious injury or death.

To prevent serious personal injury and damage to the laundry center:

All repairs and servicing must be performed by an authorized servicer

unless specifically recommended in this Owner's Guide, Use only authorized factory parts,

• Do not tamper with controls,

Do not install or store the laundry center where it will be exposed to the weather,

ALWAYS disconnect the laundry center from the electrical supply before attempting any service or cleaning, Failure to do so can result in electrical shock or injury,

Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior,

Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur,

To prevent injury, do not reach into the washer while parts are moving, Before loading, unloading or adding items, push in the cycle selector knob and allow the tub to coast to a complete stop before reaching inside,

To prevent injury, do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving,

Wait until the dryer has stopped completely before reaching into the drum,

[] A thermal limiter switch automatically turns off the dryer motor in the unlikely event of an overheated situation (electric dryers only), A service technician must replace the thermal limiter switch after correcting the fault,

The washer is equipped with an electrical overload protector. The motor will stop if it becomes overheated. The washer will automatically restart after a cool down period of up to 30 minutes, if the washer has not been manually turned off during this time.

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries,

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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Washing Procedures

Sort laundry into loads that can be washed together.

Empty pockets

Place delicate items in a mesh bag.

• Follow the guidelines below for preparing the wash load,

• Readthe Washer Operating Instructions for operating your specific model,

Always read and follow fabric care and laundry product labels.

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons, read

Important Safety Instructions, pages 2-4, before operating this washer

.

Sort laundry into loads that can be washed

together.

Sort items by recommended water temperatures, wash time, and agitate/spin speeds

• Separate white, light, and colorfast items from darkand noncolorfast items

• Separate items which shed lint from items which attract lint Permanent press, synthetic, knit and corduroy items will pick up lint from towels, rugs and chenille bedspreads

• Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled items

• Separate lacy, sheer and loosely knit items from sturdy items

.

Prepare items for washing.

• Empty pockets

• Brush off lint and dirt Shake out rugs and beach towels

• Close zippers, fasten hooks, tie strings and sashes,and remove nonwashable trims and ornaments

• Remove pins, decorative buttons, belt buckles, and other objects which could be damaged This also helps protect other items in the wash load

• Mend rips and tears to prevent further damage during washing

• Placedelicate items such as bras, shoulder pads, hosiery, and belts in a mesh bag to prevent tangling during the wash cycle

• Turn knit items inside out to prevent pilling

.

Pretreat stains and heavy soil.

SeeStain Removal, pages 7-8, for details

.

Add a measured amount of detergent

to the wash tub before

adding the laundry load.

Follow detergent manufacturer's directions, The amount required depends on type of detergent, load size and soil level, and water hardness,

.

If desired, add liquid bleach to Bleach Dispenser

(some models).

• Before adding the wash load, add liquid bleach to bleach dispenser located in left front corner under the lid:

• 3/4 cup (180 ml) for small loads

• 1 cup (240 ml) for large loads

• 1-1/4 cups (300 ml) for extra-large loads,

• Then add 1 cup (240 ml) water to flush the dispenser,

• Do not use powdered bleach in the bleach dispenser,

For models without a bleach dispenser, dilute the recommended amount of liquid chlorine bleach in 1 quart (95 L) water Add it to wash water after a few minutes of agitation Do not pour bleach directly on wash load.

Bleach Dispenser (some models)

Washing Procedures

(continued)

Do not load items above top row of holes in wash tub.

6.

Add laundryload

towasher.

Dry load level should not be higher than top row of holes in wash tub.

Do not overload washer.

• Do not put items on top of agitator or wrap them around it. Load items evenly.

• Combine large and small items in a load. Load large items first. Large items should not be more than half the total wash load.

• When washing a single heavy item, add 1 or 2 towels to balance the load.

Built-In Fabric Softener Dispenser

(some models)

Built-In Fabric Softener Dispenser

(some models)

.

If desired, add liquid fabric softener to Fabric Softener Dispenser

(some models).

For models with a built-in dispenser (see picture to the left):

1.

Add liquid softener to the dispenser, following fabric softener label directions,

2.

Add water to bring liquid level to fill line on dispenser cap.

3.

Remove the dispenser from the agitator after each use. Rinse both cap and cup with warm water. Replace dispenser in the agitator.

NOTE:

To separate cap from cup, put thumb into dispenser and push against side of cup (seepicture to the left) After cleaning, push cap and cup firmly together

Replace dispenser by lining up the ribs and grooves and snapping it into position

Fabric softener will be flushed from area under the built-in fabric softener dispenser when Large Load Water Levelisselected. Ifa build-up of fabric softener occurs, clean with hot water DO NOT REMOVE SERVICE CAP.

For models with a removable dispenser (see picture below to the left):

1 Attach fabric softener dispenser to top of agitator by pressing down gently

2 Add softener to the dispenser, following fabric softener label directions

3 Add water to bring liquid level to top of the peg in the center of the cup

4 Remove the dispenser from the agitator after each use Rinse both lid and bowl thoroughly with warm water Reassemble and place dispenser on agitator or store it nearby

For models without a fabric softener dispenser, follow fabric softener label directions Add diluted fabric softener to the final rinse Do not pour fabric

softener d irectly on the wash load.

.

Set cycle selector knob and washer controls according to type,

size, and soil level of each load, and detergent used.

See Operating Instructions for your specific model controls

RemovableFabric Softener Dispenser

(some models)

6

Safety Lid Lock

.

Start the washer.

Close the washer lid and pull out the cycle selector knob, Washer will fill and agitate with the lid open, The tub will not spin unless the lid is closed,

• To stop the washer, push in the cycle selector knob,

• To change a cycle, push in the cycle selector knob, Turn it clockwise to the desired setting, Pull out the knob to restart the washer,

10. Remove items when the cycle is completed.

Foryour safety, the lid locks when the tub is spinning, It will remain locked for about 1 minute after the tub stops spinning,

• To open the lid during a spin, push in the cycle selector knob and wait about

1 minute for the lid lock to release, Do not force open the locked lid,

Placewashed items in automatic dryer, line dry, or dry flat as directed by fabric care label, Excesswrinkling, color transfer or odors may develop in items left in the washer after the cycle has ended,

To avoid serious personal injury, do not operate washer if safety lid lock is missing or damaged,

Stain Removal

Do not combine stain removal products.

Follow fabric care label instructions.

Safe Stain Removal Procedures

_To reduce the risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed below:

• Read and comply with all instructions on stain removal products,

• Keep products in their original labeled containers and out of children's reach.

• Thoroughly wash any utensil used,

• Do not combine stain removal products, especially ammonia and chlorine bleach, Dangerous fumes may result,

• Never wash items which have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in or spotted with gasoline, dry cleaning solvents or other flammable or explosive substances because they give off vapors that could ignite or explode,

• Never use highly flammable solvents, such as gasoline, inside the home,

Vapors can explode on contact with flames or sparks,

IFor successful stain removal:

• Remove stains promptly,

• Determine the kind of stain, then follow recommended treatment in the stain removal chart on the next page,

• To pretreat stains, use a prewash product, liquid detergent, ora paste made from granular detergent and water,

• Use cold water on unknown stains because hot water can set stains,

• Check care label instructions for treatments to avoid on specific fabrics,

• Check for colorfastness by testing stain remover on an inside seam,

• Rinse and wash items after stain removal,

STAIN

Adhesive tape, chewing gum, rubber cement

Baby formula, dairy products, egg

Beverages (coffee, tea, soda, juice, alcoholic beverages)

Blood

Stain Removal

TREATMENT

Apply ice. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on paper towels. Saturate with prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.

Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains. Soak for 30 minutes or more. Wash.

Pretreat stain. Wash using cold water and bleach safe for fabric.

Candle wax, crayon

Chocolate

Collar or cuff soil, cosmetics

Dye transfer on white fabric

Grass

Grease, oil, tar (butter, fats, salad dressing, cooking oils, car grease, motor oils)

Ink

Milduw,

Mud

Mustard,

SOu,cI,

Nuil puli_t t tomato

Rinse with cold water. Rub with bar soap. Or, pretreat or soak with product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

Scrape off surface wax. Place stain Face down between paper towels.

Press with warm iron until wax is absorbed.

Replace paper towels Frequently. Treat remaining stain with prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid. Hand wash to remove solvent. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

Pretreat with prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap.

Use packaged color remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

Scrape residue from fabric. Pretreat. Wash using hottest water safe for fabric. For heavy stains and tar, apply nonflammable dry cleaning fluid to back of stain. Replace towels under stain frequently.

Rinse thoroughly.

Wash using hottest water safe for fabric.

Some inks may be impossible to remove. Washing may set some inks. Use prewash stain remover, denatured alcohol or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.

Wash with chlorine bleach if safe for fabric. Or, soak in oxygen bleach and hot water before washing.

Badly mildewed fabrics may be permanently damaged.

Brush off dry mud. Pretreat or soak with product containing enzymes.

Pretreat with prewash stain remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

May be impossible to remove. Place stain face down on paper towels. Apply nail polish remover to back of stain.

Repeat, replacing paper towels frequently.

Do not use on acetate fabrics.

WATER BASED: Rinse fabric in cool water while stain is wet. Wash. Once paint is dry, it cannot be removed. OIL

BASED AND VARNISH: Use solvent recommended on can label. Rinse thoroughly before washing.

Use prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap. Rinse. Wash using nonchlorine bleach in hottest water safe for fabric.

For spots, use rust remover safe for fabric. For discoloration of an entire load, use phosphate detergent and

Perspiration

_FO'vV_ OF ju._vv

discoloration

Shoe polish

LIQUID: Pretreat with with a paste of granular detergent prewash stain remover or nonflammable

Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

and water.

PASTE: Scrape residue from fabric. Pretreat dry cleaning fluid. Rinse. Rub detergent

PleLleaL ul 5oak in pluducL cunLaininy enzyme_.

Wastl using bleach safe Ful Fablic.

into dampened area.

Urine, vomit, mucus, feces

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Common Washing Problems

Many washing problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage, Forsatisfactorywashing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association,

PROBLEM

Blue stains

Discoloration, graying

Greasy, oily stains

Holes, tears, or snags

Lint

POSSIBLECAUSES

Detergent or liquid fabric softener did not dissolve or disperse.

• Not enough detergent.

Wash water temperature too low.

Incorrect, ,sorting

• Not enough detergent.

Undiluted liquid fabric softener poured directly on fabric.

SOLUTIONS

•If caused by detergent, mix 1 cup (240 ml) white vinegar with 1 quart (.95 L) water in a plastic container.

Soak item 1 hour. Rinse.

•If caused by fabric softener, rub stains with bar soap Wash.

•Rewash with correct amount of detergent and hottest water safe for fabric. Add bleach safe for fabric.

•Treat with prewash stain remover or liquid detergent.

•Increase detergent and water temperature.

Rewash.

•Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap.

•Incorrect use of chlorine bleach.

• Unfastened zippers, hooks, buckles.

•Rips, tears and broken threads.

•Overloading the washer.

Degradat,ion of fabric

•Incorrect sorting.

•Tissues left in pocket.

•Overloading the washer.

• Not enough detergent.

• Undissolved detergent has left residue.

•Static cling is attracting lint.

•Load washed too long.

•May be irreversible if rips, tears and seams cannot be mended.

•Reduce load size. Rewash using correct water temperature, water level, and amount of detergent.

•Add nonprecipitating water conditioner to wash water.

• Add liquid fabric softener to final rinse.

•Dry load in dryer.

•Remove lint with lint brush or roller.

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

•Add detergent before wash load. Then start washer.

• Dilute fabric softener with water.

•Sort items by soil level and color.

• Use correct amount of detergent, hottest water and bleach safe for fabric.

• Use correct amount of detergent and hottest water safe for fabric.

Do not pour liquid fabric softener directly

on fabric. See package directions or

Washing Procedures for proper diluting.

Never pour chlorine bleach directly on fabric.

•Check condition of items before washing.

See Washing

Procedures

for preparing and loading the wash load.

•See Washing Procedures for sorting and preparing the wash load.

• Do not overload washer.

• Use correct amount of detergent, water temperature and water level.

Pilling

(Fibers break off, ball up and cling to fabric)

•Pilling is normal with synthetic and permanent press fabrics. This is due to abrasion from normal wear.

• Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills

•Reduce load size.

•Add dissolved detergent to tub . Rewash load.

• Use Fabric softener in the washer to lubricate Fibers.

•When ironing, use spray starch or fabric finish on collars and cuffs.

•Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.

Residue or powder on dark items;

Stiff, harsh fabrics.

Wrinkling

Yellow buildupof body soil on synthetic fabrics

Yellow or brown rust stains

• Undissolved detergent.

•Some nonphosphate granular detergents can combine with hard water minerals to form a residue.

•Overloading the washer.

Agitation time too short.

Wash water temperature too low.

• Not enough detergent.

• Iron or manganese in water supply, water pipes, or water heater.

•Mix 1 cup (240 ml) white vinegar to 1 gallon (3.8 L) warm water in plastic container.

Soak item. Rinse and rewash.

•Reduce load size.

•Rinse in cold water with liquid fabric softener.

•Soak in detergent booster or product containing enzymes.

•Wash in hot water (120°F/49°C) using full permanent press cycle. Increase detergent.

Add bleach safe for fabric.

Or, t,reat, wit,h color remover

•To restore discolored load of whites, use rust remover safe for fabric.

Do not use chlorine bleach to remove rust stains. It may intensify discoloration.

Increase water temperature water safe for fabric.

• Do not overload washer.

using

• Use liquid detergent nonprecipitating nonphosphate or water granular use conditioner detergent.

hottest with

• Do not overload washer.

• Remove items from washer as soon as cycle is completed.

• Use liquid fabric softener.

•Wash synthetics frequently using water at least 100°F (37°C) and correct water level.

• Use nonprecipitating water softener.

• Before washing, run hot water for a few minutes to clear lines.

• Drain water heater occasionally.

• For an ongoing problem, install an iron filter in your water supply system.

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Follow fabric care label instructions.

Place small items in a mesh bag.

Fill dryer drum 1/3 to 1/2 full.

• Follow the guidelines below for prepanng the load for drying.

• Readthe Dryer Operating Instructions for operating your specific model.

Always read and follow fabric care labels and laundry product labels.

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons, read

Important Safety Instructions, pages 2-4, before operating this dryer.

.

Prepare items for drying.

• Dry items of similar fabric, weight and construction in the same load.

• Separate dark items from light-colored items. Separate items that shed lint from those that attract lint. If an item sheds lint, turn it inside out.

Besure buckles, buttons and trim are heatproofand won't damage the drum finish. Close zippers, fasten hooks and Velcro®-Iike fasteners. Tiestringsand sashesto prevent snagging and tangling.

If possible, turn pockets inside out for even drying.

Check for stains which may not have been removed in washing. Dryer heat may permanently set some stains. Repeat stain removal process before drying.

Place small items in a mesh bag to prevent tangling and for easy removal.

2.

Check that

lint screen is clean and in place.

.

Load the dryer.

• Theaverage load will fill the drum 1/3 to 1/2 full. Items need room totumble freely for even drying and less wrinkling. Do not overload dryer.

When drying large items, dryonly 2 or 3 at a time. Fill out the load with small and medium sized items.

For delicate or very small loads, add 2 lint-free towels for better drying, less wrinkling, and to prevent grease stains caused by fabric softener sheets.

• Do not overdry items. Overdrying can cause wrinkling, shrinkage, harshness, and a build-up of static electricity, which can produce more lint.

• If desired, add a dryer fabric softener sheet.

.

Close the

dryer door and set dryer controls (some models).

See Dryer Operating Instructions card for your specific model controls.

5.

Turn cycle selector clockwise

to the

desired setting.

.

Start the dryer.

• PushStart Button for 2 seconds or turn the STARTknob clockwise to ON, hold for 1-2 seconds and release.

• To add or remove items when the dryer isrunning, open the door. The dryer will always stop when the door is opened. Allow the drum to come to a complete stop before reaching inside.

• To restart dryer, close the door then push the Start Button for 2 seconds or turn the STARTknob clockwise to ON, hold for 1-2 seconds and release.

• The dryer will not start if the cycle selector is in the OFF position.

7. When the cycle ends, remove items immediately

and hang or

fold.

If load is removed before the cycle ends, turn cycle selector to OFF.

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Cycle Signal Control

(somemodels)

When the Cycle Signal Control isON, a signal will sound at the end of each cycle and during the Press Saver setting (some models), The volume is adjustable on some models,

Drum Light

(some models)

A drum light will come on whenever the door isopened to illuminate the dryer drum during loading and unloading, Closing the door turns off the light, do

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Use the drying rack to dry items which should not be tumbled

Drying Rack

(some models)

Use the drying rack to dry items which should not be tumble dried,

1, Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen,

2, Insertdryingrackintothedryerdrum, screen opening,

Placethefrontbarunderthelipofthelint

3, Place items to be dried on top of rack, Weight should not exceed 10 Ibs, Leave space between items, but do not let items hang over the sides or through the grids, Do not tumble other items when using the drying rack,

4, Select a timed dry setting best suRed for items being dried, Use only the Air Fluff

(no heat) temperature setting for items containing plastic, foam rubber, rubberlike materials, feathers or down,

5, When items are dry, remove the rack and replace the lint screen, If lint screen isnot in place, tumbling items could enter the exhaust system and cause damage to the dryer,

Common Drying

Problems

Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results, poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage,

For satisfactory drying results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association,

PROBLEM

Greasy, oily stains

POSSIBLECAUSES

Fabric softener sheet

SOLUTIONS

.Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap

Rinse and rewash

Lint

Pilling

(Fibers break off, ball up and cling to fabric.)

Shrinking

.Overloading

•Overdrying causes static electricity

•Lint screen not clean when cycle began

•Lint is attached to "pills"

Reduce load size and rewash using liquid fabric softener in the final rinse

Or, add a fabric softener tumble without heat sheet and

Use lint brush or roller to remove lint

Pilling is normal with synthetic and permanent press fabrics

This is due to abrasion from normal wear

•Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills

.Overdrying.

Irreversible condition

Wrinkling

.Overloading

Leaving items in dryer after cycle ends

PREVENTIVE MEASURES

.Add a few bath towels to small loads for proper tumbling

.Some "silk-like" fabrics should be air dried

Use proper drying temperature

Place fabric softener sheet on top of load before starting the dryer

Do not overload dryer

Use fabric softener in washer or dryer to reduce static electricity

Remove items when they are slightly damp to avoid overdrying

Check that lint screen is clean and in place

Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers

When ironing, use spray starch or fabric finish on collars and cuffs

Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion

Follow fabric care label directions

If shrinking is a concern, check load often

Remove items while slightly damp

Block knits into shape

Lay flat to complete drying

•Reduce load size and tumble at medium or low heat for 5-10 minutes

•Remove items immediately Hang or fold

•Do not overload dryer

•Remove items as soon as cycle ends

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Care and Cleaning

_To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basicwarnings listed in Important Safety Instructions, pages2-4, and those listed below

Before cleaning the washer or dryer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical shock hazards

• Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur

Clean lint screen after every load.

Inside the Washer

• Remove items from the washer as soon asthe cycle ends. Excesswrinkling, color transfer, and odors may develop in items left in the washer.

• Dry the washer top, the area around the lid opening, and the underside of the lid. These areas should always be dry before the lid is closed.

• Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical shock hazards

When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on the tub. Remove this by wiping the tub with a nonabrasive household cleanser.

Rinsethoroughly with water.

The agitator or tub may become stained from fabric dye Clean these parts with a nonabrasive household cleanser This prevents dye transfer to future loads

Wash lint screenoccasionally.

Use care with laundry products. They can damage finish on the laundry center.

Inside the Dryer

• Clean the dryer lint screen after every load Lint build-up in the screen restricts air flow, which causes longer drying times The screen is located at the bottom of the door opening Remove by pulling straight up Remove the lint and replace the screen

Occasionally a waxy build-up may form onthe lint screen from using dryer-added fabric softener sheets To remove this build-up, wash the lint screen in warm, soapy water Dry thoroughly and replace Do not operate the dryer without the lint screen in place

If the dryer drum becomes stained from noncolorfast fabrics, clean the drum with a damp cloth and a mild liquid household cleanser Remove cleanser residue before drying the next load

Every 18 months an authorized servicer should clean the dryer cabinet interior and exhaust duct. These areas can collect lint and dust over time. An excessive amount of lint build-up could result in inefficient drying and possible fire hazard.

Outside

• When laundering is completed, wipe cabinet with a damp cloth. Turn water faucets off to prevent pressure build-up in the hoses.

• Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water Never use harsh, gritty or abrasive

cleansers. If the cabinet becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine bleach [1/

2 cup (120 ml) in 1 quart (95 L) water] Rinse several times with clear water

• Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.

Before moving the laundry center, placea strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under the front leveling legs to prevent floor damage

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FollowWinterizing

Instructions

for cold

weather care.

Winterizing

Instructions

If the laundry center is stored in an area where freezing can occur or moved in freezing temperatures, follow these winterizing instructions to prevent damage to the laundry center:

1, Turn off water supply faucets,

2, Disconnect hoses from water supply and drain water from hoses,

3, Plug electrical cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet,

4, Add 1 gallon nontoxic recreational vehicle (RV)antifreeze to empty wash tub,

Close lid,

5, Set cycle selector knob at a spin setting, Pull out knob and let washer spin for 1 minute to drain out all water, Not all of the RV antifreeze will be expelled,

6, Push in knob, unplug electrical power cord, dry tub interior, and close lid,

7, Store washer in an upright position,

8, To remove antifreeze from washer after storage, run empty washer through a complete cycle using detergent, Do not add wash load.

Avoid Service Checklist

Before calling for service, review this list, It may save both time and expense, The list includes common concerns that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this laundry center,

OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE

WASHER-

NOISE

"Clunking"

or gear sounds.

A certain amount of "clunking" or gear sounds are normal in a heavy-duty washer.

Rattling and clanking noise.

Foreign objects such as coins or safety pins may be in tub or pump.

SOLUTION

This is normal.

Stop washer and check tub.

If noise continues after washer is restarted, objects may be in pump.

Call your authorized servicer.

Squealing sound or hot rubber odor.

Belt buckles and metal fasteners are hittinq wash tub.

Washer is overloaded.

Thumping sound.

To prevent unnecessary noise and damage to tub, fasten fasteners and turn items inside out.

Do not overload washer. Stop washer and reduce load.

This is usually normal.

If sound continues, washer is

Heavy wash loads may produce a probably out of balance. Stop washer and redistribute thumping sound, wash load.

Vibrating noise.

Laundry center is not resting on a solid, firm floor.

Move laundry center so it rests firmly on solid floor.

Additional floor bracing may be needed. Adjust leveling legs. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for details.

Shipping bolt and block have not been removed during installation,

Wash load unevenly distributed in tub.

WASHER-

OPERATING

Washer does not start.

Electrical power cord may not be plugged in or connection may be loose.

Housefuse blown, circuit breaker tripped, or a power outage has occurred.

See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for removing shipping bolt and block.

Stop washer and rearrange wash load.

Make sure plug fits tightly in wall outlet.

Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase fuse capacity.

If problem is a circuit overload, have it corrected by a qualified electrician.

If problem is a power outage, call local electric company.

Water supply faucets are not turned on.

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Turn on water supply faucets.

OCCURRENCE

WASHEROPERATING

(continued)

Washer

does not start

(continued),

POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION

Washer

won't spin.

Residue left in tub.

Cycle selector is not in correct position.

Motor is overheated.

Lid is not completely closed.

Heavily soiled items.

Move indicator clockwise slightly.

Pull out knob.

Washer motor will stop if it becomes overheated.

It wi automatically restart after a cool down period of up t_

30 minutes (if washer has not been manually turnec off).

Close lid completely.

Safety lid lock must not b broken.

Wipe tub with a nonabrasive household cleanser, thel rinse. Shake or brush excess dirt and sand from item before washing.

WASHER- WATER

Wash

load too wet after spin.

Water

washer

does

not

enter

or it enters slowly,

Water level does not cover load,

Warm

or hot water

is not

hot enough,

Washer is overloaded

Load is out of balance

Drain hose is kinked

Do not overload washer See Washing

Procedures

Rearrange load to allow proper spinning

Straighten drain hose

Water supply is not adequate in area.

Water supply faucets are not completely open.

Check another faucet in the house. Wait until wate supply and pressure increase.

Fully open hot and cold faucets.

Water is being used elsewhere in the house.

Water pressure must be at least 30 psi (260 kPa:

Avoid running water elsewhere while washer is fillinc

Water inlet hoses are kinked.

Straighten hoses.

Improper water level selection (for models with water level/load size control).

Washer is overloaded.

Select higher water level/load size.

Hot water

Hot water the house.

heater is set too low or is a distance from laundry center is being used elsewhere in

Do not overload washer. When control is set at highes fill level, dry load level should not be higher than to I row of circular holes in wash tub.

Measure hot water temperature at nearby faucet witl candy or meat thermometer Water temperatur should be at least 130°F (70°C) Adjust water heate as necessary

Avoid using hot water elsewhere before or durinc washer use There may not be enough hot wate available for proper cleaning If problem persists, you hot water system may be unable to support more thai

1 use at a time.

Water in washer

does not drain or drains slowly.

Water leaks.

Drain hose is kinked or clogged

Fill hose connection at faucet or washer

Clean and straighten the drain hose

Incorrect wash and rinse temperatures,

Water is entering washer but tub does not fill.

House drain pipes are clogged

Oversudsing

Hot and cold water hoses are connected to wrong supply faucets

Drain hose standpipe is incorrect height

Check and tighten hose connections Install rubbe sealing washers provided

Unclog drain pipes Contact plumber if necessary

Use less detergent

Connect hot water hose to hot water faucet and coh water hose to cold water faucet

Standpipe must be a minimum of 33" (83.82 cm) higl to prevent siphoning See INSTALLATIO[

INSTRUCTIONS

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mOCCURRENCE

DRYER

Dryer does not start.

POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION

Dryer heat.

runs

but won't

Drying cycle

takes too

Iong, outside ofthe dryer feels too hot or smells hot.

Excessive wrinkling.

Electrical power cord is not securely plugged in or plug may be loose

House tripped fuse blown or circuit breaker

Make sure the plug fits tightly in wall outlet

Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse

Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the dryer is on a separate circuit

Thermal limiter tripped

There are 2 house fuses in the dryer circuit If 1 of the 2 fuses is blown, the drum may turn but the heater will not operate

Gas supply valve is not open (gas models)

Call authorized

Replace fuse service person for replacement

Exhaust duct requirements met have not been

Check to make sure supply valve is open See

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for procedure

See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Dryer does not have enough air supply to support the burner flame (gas models)

LP gas supply tank is empty or there has Refill or replace tank been a utility interruption of natural gas

(gas models) Dryer should heat when utility service is restored

Lint screen is clogged with lint Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint screen before starting each cycle.

Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and made of rigid or flexible metal

When in place, the duct must have no more than two

90 ° bends and must not exceed length listed in

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS

Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt circuit

Drying time will be 20% longer than drying on a 240 volt circuit

Drying procedures followed have not been See Drying

Procedures,

page 10

Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct Clean out any obstruction, may be clogged or restricted,

High humidity,

Dryer is overloaded

Items left in dryer too long

Insufficient sorting of items

Drying temperature too high

Use a dehumidifiernear the dryer,

Do not overload See Drying

Procedures,

Remove items as soon as cycle ends

See Drying

Procedures,

page 10

Follow fabric care label instructions page 10

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