Electrolux 2.7 Cu.FT Service manual

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SERVICE MANUAL
TOP LOAD WASHERS
2.7 & 3.0 Cu. Ft.
Tubs
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November 2002
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SAFE SERVICING PRACTICES - ALL APPLIANCES
To avoid personal injury and/or property damage, it is important that Safe
Servicing Practices be observed. The following are some limited examples of
safe practices:
1. DO NOT attempt a product repair if you have any doubts as to your ability to
complete it in a safe and satisfactory manner.
2. Before servicing or moving an appliance:
• Remove the power cord from the electrical outlet, trip the circuit breaker to
the OFF position, or remove the fuse.
• Turn off the gas supply.
• Turn off the water supply.
3. Never interfere with the proper operation of any safety device.
4. USE ONLY REPLACEMENT PARTS CATALOGED FOR THIS APPLIANCE.
SUBSTITUTIONS MAY DEFEAT COMPLIANCE WITH SAFETY
STANDARDS SET FOR HOME APPLIANCES.
5. GROUNDING: The standard color coding for safety ground wires is GREEN,
or GREEN with YELLOW STRIPES. Ground leads are not to be used as current
carrying conductors. It is EXTREMELY important that the service technician
reestablish all safety grounds prior to completion of service. Failure to do so
will create a hazard.
6. Prior to returning the product to service, ensure that:
• All electrical connections are correct and secure
• All electrical leads are properly dressed and secured away from sharp
edges, high-temperature components, and moving parts
• All non-insulated electrical terminals, connectors, heaters, etc. are
adequately spaced away from all metal parts and panels
• All safety grounds (both internal and external) are correctly and securely
connected
• All panels are properly and securely reassembled
ATTENTION!!!
This service manual is intended for use by persons having electrical and mechanical
training and a level of knowledge of these subjects generally considered acceptable in
the appliance repair trade. Electrolux Home Products cannot be responsible, nor assume
any liability, for injury or damage of any kind arising from the use of this manual.
© 2001 White Consolidated Industries
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SAFE SERVICING PRACTICES
QUICK REFERENCE SHEET
Serial nameplate location
Serial number breakdown
Tech sheet location
Specification
Connecting drive motor for bench check
SAMPLE WIRING DIAGRAM
SAMPLE TIMER CHART
SECTION A - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
Before operating your washer
Operating steps
Cycle selection
Whites cycle
Extra rinse cycle
Colors cycle
Knits & delicates cycle
Soak & prewash cycle
Soak
Prewash
Power scrub option
Automatic extra rinse option
Controls
Agitate/spin speeds
Wash/rinse temperature
Precision temp control
Load size
Energy saving tips
SECTION B - OWNERS GUIDE
Safety information
For your safety
Product registration
Important safety instructions
Prevent fire
Protect children
Prevent injury
Washing procedures
Sorting laundry
Prepare items for washing
Pretreat stains and heavy soil
Adding detergent
Adding liquid bleach
Adding laundry
Adding liquid fabric softener
For models with a removable dispenser
For models without a fabric softener dispenser
Set cycle selector knob and washer controls
Start the washer
Remove items when the cycle is completed
Stain removal
Safe stain removal procedures
For successful stain removal
Stain removal chart
Common washing problems
Care and cleaning
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Outside
Winterizing instructions
Avoid service checklist
Sample warranty USA
Service information (Canada)
Sample warranty Canada
SECTION C - INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Full size automatic washer
Pre-installation requirements
Tools required for installation
Electrical reqirement
Circuit
Power supply
Outlet receptacle
Grounding requirements
Water supply requirements
Drain requirements
Rough-in dimensions
Location of your washer
Do not install your washer
Unpacking
Installation
Replacement parts
United States
Canada
SECTION D - PARTS LOCATION AND THEIR FUNCTION
Timer
Speed combination switch
Sample timer cycle chart
Pressure switch assembly
Wash cycle options switch
Wash/rinse temperature switch
Auto temp system
The end of cycle signal switch
The end of cycle signal
Lid lock assembly
Softener dispenser
Agitator
Bleach dispenser
Water inlet valve
Valve operation
Drain pump
The motor
Transmission
Spin basket or inner tub
Splash tub cover
Outer tub
Leg and dome assembly
Snubber
Base
SECTION E - ELECTRICAL OPERATION
Option switch circuits
Line switch circuit
Fill circuit
During the wash cycle
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Spray rinse during the first pump cycle
During the rinse cycle
Drive motor circuit
Motor in agitation cycle
Motor in spin cycle
SECTION F - TROUBLESHOOTING FLOW CHARTS
Washer completely inoperative
Timer does not advance
Washer does not drain
Drive motor operates in spin but not in agitation
Drive motor does not turn
Drive motor operates in agitation but not in spin
Slow water fill
Drive motor cycles off and on rapidly when the speed switch set to normal
Drive motor cycles off and on rapidly when the speed switch set to gentle
Drive motor cycles off and on rapidly when the speed switch set to ex. gentle
Auto temp control does not control the wash water temperature
within specifications
Water fill does not turn off
Incorrect water level
Washer will not fill in any setting of the temperature selector sw
Washer will not fill in wash cycle, but will fill in rinse with
the temp switch set to cold/cold
Washer will only fill with cold water in the wash cycle, with the
temp switch set to warm/cold
Water temperature is too hot or too cold in the wash cycle
with the temp sw. set to warm/warm
Washer will only fill with hot water in the wash cycle, with the temp
switch set to warm/cold but does fill with cold water in the rinse cycle
SECTION G - TEARDOWN
Removing the knobs
Timer knob (some models)
Timer knob (some models)
Timer skirt (some models)
Timer skirt (some models)
All other knobs
Raising the top
Removing the rear panel from console
Removing the timer (some models)
Removing the timer (some models)
Removing the speed switch, option switch or temp switch
Removing the end of cycle signal
Removing the end of cycle signal switch
Removing the pressure switch assembly
Removing the electronic moisture sensor control
Removing the front closure
Removing the console
Removing the end caps
Removing the console’s front panel
Removing the lid lock assembly
Removing the lid hinges
Removing the lid spring
Removing the lid
Removing the water inlet nozzle assembly
Removing the bleach dispenser
Replacing the top
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Removing the top hinges
Removing the water inlet valve
Alternate water valve attachment
Removing the ATC sensor
Removing the front panel
Removing the drain pump
Disassembling the drain pump
Removing the softener dispenser
Removing the mechanism cap
Reinstalling the mechanism cap
Removing the agitator
Removing the drive hub
Removing the splash tub cover
Removing the spin basket
Removing the trunnion
Removing the top half of the tub seal
Removing the bottom half of the tub seal
Removing the outer tub
Removing the tub bearing
Removing the drive belt
Removing the transmission pulley
Removing the transmission
Replacing the vertical springs
Removing the idler pulley assembly
Removing the snubber
Removing the drive motor shield
Removing the start capacitor
Removing the drive motor
Removing the leg and dome assembly
Removing the base
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QUICK REFERENCE SHEET
1. Serial nameplate location:
On the under side of the lid, in the top right-hand
corner.
X C 2 0 7 0 1 3 8 8
2. Serial number breakdown.
Incremented unit number
Production week
Last digit of production year
Product identification
Manufacturing facility
3. Tech sheet location
Inside the console
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Specifications
Washer
Transmission
Agitate Speed Oscillations Per Minute (High)
Agitate Speed Oscillations Per Minute (Low)
Agitate Speed Oscillations Per Minute (Gentle)
Spin Speed R.P.M. (High Speed)
Spin Speed R.P.M. (Low Speed)
Oil Capacity (Ounces)
Motor
Motor HP @ 120V, 60Hz. (Min OP - 100V Internal Thermal
Overload Protection, Capacitor Start (189 - 210 Mfd., 135 Volt)
One Speed (RPM)
Two Speed (RPM)
Three Speed (RPM)
Agitate
Agitate Wattage - Full Load (High Speed) Max.
Agitate Wattage - Full Load (Low Speed) Max.
Agitate Wattage - Full Load (Ex. Low Speed) Max.
Spin
Full Spin Wattage - No Load (High Speed)
Full Spin Wattage - No Load (Low Speed)
Spin Wattage - No Load (High Speed) Max. After 10 Sec.
Spin Wattage - No Load (High Speed) Max. After 10 Sec.
Full Spin Wattage - Full Load (High Speed)
Full Spin Wattage - Full Load (Low Speed)
Spin Wattage - Full Load (High Speed) Max. After 10 Sec.
Spin Wattage - Full Load (High Speed) Max. After 10 Sec.
Tub Capacity / Water Usage
Capacity (Cu. Ft.)
Water Level (Inches) Measured from tub bottom
Large
Small
Water Supply
Pressure (P.S.I.) Minimum/Maximum
Water Flow Rate (G.P.M.)
Drain Pumpout
G.P.M. @ 36” (Min.)
G.P.M. @ 96” (Min.)
Agitator Clearance
Agitator Bottom to Tub
Component resistance - Ohms +/- 10% @ 77°F
Motor
4 Pole Main Winding (High Speed)
6 Pole Main Winding (Low Speed) If 2 Speed Motor
Fill Valve
Hot Water Solenoid
Cold Water Solenoid
Timer Motor
Pump Motor - Ohms +/- 7% @ 68°F
ATC - Ohms +/- 2% @ 77°F
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2.7 Cu. Ft. tub
3.0 Cu. Ft. tub
71 - 77
47 - 51
33 - 37
600 - 640
390 - 420
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71 - 77
47 - 51
33 - 37
600 - 640
390 - 420
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1/2 & 3/4
1/2 & 3/4
1725
1150/1725
840/1150/1725
1725
1150/1725
840/1150/1725
750
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950
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475
300 - 660
250 - 575
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300 - 660
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250 - 575
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300 - 660
250 - 575
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2.7
10.8 - 13.0
4.3 - 6.6
3.0
13.5 - 15.2
5.5 - 7.8
30/120
3 - 14.6
30/120
3 - 14.6
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.050 - .300
.050 - .300
2.4
1.5
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1.5
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2322
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50000
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880
2322
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50000
Connecting drive motor for bench check
Two Speed
Three Speed
ROTATION GIVEN VIEWING LEAD END
ROTATION GIVEN VIEWING LEAD END
ROTATION
CCW
CCW
CW
CW
SPEED
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LO
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LO
L1
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CCW
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LO
CCW
EX. LO
CW
HI
CW
LO
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EX. LO
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-W/OR
W/V
-W/OR
W/V
Caution: Disconnect Electrical Current Before Servicing
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SECTION A - OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
WASH/RINSE TEMPERATURE
WARM
WARM
EXTRA RINSE
COLD *
COLD
COLD
COLD
WASH CYCLE OPTIONS
POWER SCRUB
POWER SCRUB /
EXTRA
RINSE
WARM *
COLD
WARM
COLD
OFF
GENTLE
NORMAL
MEDIUM
SMALL
SOAK &
PREWASH
WASH / SPIN SPEEDS
LOAD SIZE
SUPER
RESET
EXTRA GENTLE
GENTLE
NORMAL
NORMAL
WARM *
WARM
HOT
COLD
OFF
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REGULAR /
WHITES
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RINSE
POWER SPIN
POWER
SCRUB
/SOAK
EXTRA RINSE
SPIN
RINSE
HAND WASH
CYCLE SIGNAL
ON
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PREWASH
GENTLE
GENTLE
KNITS/DELICATES
PRECISION TEMP CONTROL
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PULL TO START
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Before Operating Your Washer
Read your washer Owner's Guide. It has important
safety and warranty information. It also has many
suggestions for best washing results.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock,
or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS in your washer Owner's Guide before
operating this appliance.
Operating Steps
Read Washing Procedures in your Owner's Guide.
It explains these operating steps in detail.
7. If desired, add liquid fabric softener to Fabric
Softener Dispenser.
8. Set cycle selector and washer controls according
to type, size, and soil level of each load.
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PERM PRESS /
COLORS
PUSH TO STOP
Cycle Selection
Always follow instructions on fabric care labels.
The Whites, Colors, and Knits & Delicates cycles
provide a spray rinse during the first spin, followed by
a deep rinse and final spin.
Whites Cycle
Provides up to 15 minutes of wash agitation for most
fabrics. Power Spin provides 12 minutes of spin at a
selected speed for maximum removal of water. This
conserves energy by reducing drying time.
Extra Rinse Cycle
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Use Extra Rinse to remove excess dirt and
detergent from heavily soiled loads. Extra Rinse
provides 3 minutes of rinse agitation, then a 9
minute spin.
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Select Automatic Extra Rinse under Wash Cycle
Options to automatically advance to Extra Rinse
after the Whites cycle is completed.
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Select Automatic Power Scrub/Extra Rinse
under Wash Cycle Options to automatically
advance to Extra Rinse after the Soak & Prewash
and Whites cycles are completed.
5. If desired, add liquid bleach to Bleach Dispenser.
6. Add laundry load to wash tub.
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10. Remove items at end of cycle. A signal will sound
at the end of the cycle when the End of Cycle
Signal is turned on. Wait about 1 minute for safety
lid lock to release.
3. Pretreat stains and heavy soil.
4. Add the measured amount of detergent to wash
tub.
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9. Close lid and pull cycle selector knob to start
washer.
1. Sort laundry into loads that can be washed
together.
2. Prepare items for washing.
PERM
PRESS
PREWAS
Colors Cycle
Provides 12 minutes of wash agitation for light weight
cottons, 8 minutes of wash agitation for items with a noiron finish or 4 minutes of wash agitation for knits.
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Knits & Delicates Cycle
Provides 6 minutes of wash agitation for delicate items
or 3 minutes of wash agitation for hand washables.
Soak & Prewash Cycle
from the Soak or Prewash setting into the Whites wash
and Extra Rinse cycles.
1. Add the measured amount of detergent to wash
tub, then add wash load.
2. Select appropriate Wash/Rinse Temperature,
Load Size, and Agitate/Spin Speed.
Soak
• Use Soak to treat heavily soiled or stained items.
Soak provides 3 minutes of agitation and 12 minutes
of soaking time. The load then advances into the
Prewash portion of the cycle.
• Use the amount of detergent recommended for a
normal wash cycle. If desired, use bleach or a
soaking agent for colorfast items.
• The Soak water temperature is the same as the
rinse water temperature selected.
• Select the Agitate/Spin Speed appropriate for the
items being soaked.
• Select Wash Cycle Option OFF if advancing into
the Whites cycle is not desired.
• Follow Soak with a complete wash cycle using the
normal amount of detergent.
Prewash
• Use Prewash when soaking is not necessary.
Prewash helps remove protein-based stains such
as milk, grass and blood. It also helps loosen soils
before washing. Prewash provides 3 minutes of
wash agitation.
• Use the amount of detergent recommended for a
normal wash cycle.
• The Prewash water temperature is the same as the
wash water temperature selected. To avoid setting
protein stains, select cold water.
• Select the Agitate/Spin Speed appropriate for the
items being prewashed.
• Select Wash Cycle Option OFF if advancing into
the Whites cycle is not desired.
• Follow Prewash with a complete wash cycle using
the normal amount of detergent.
Power Scrub Option
Select Power Scrub to automatically advance a load
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3. Select Power Scrub under Wash Cycle Options.
• To use a cycle other than Whites after the Soak
or Prewash settings, select OFF and manually
advance cycle selector to cycle desired.
4. Fill fabric softener dispenser with the
recommended amount of LIQUID detergent.
Add water to bring liquid level to fill line on dispenser
cap.
• When selecting Power Scrub, the fabric softener
dispenser must be filled with diluted liquid
detergent at the beginning of the Soak or Prewash
setting. The detergent for the Whites cycle will
then be dispensed after the spin in Prewash.
• DO NOT use powdered detergent in the dispenser.
• Clean the fabric softener dispenser thoroughly
after each use. Fabric softener and liquid detergent
should not be mixed.
5. Set the cycle selector at Soak or Prewash and
pull knob to start. The washer will provide Soak
or Prewash as selected. It then automatically
advances to the full Whites and Extra Rinse cycles.
Automatic Extra Rinse Option
Select Automatic Extra Rinse or Power Scrub/Extra
Rinse to provide an extra rinse at the end of the Whites
cycle.
Controls
Always follow instructions on fabric care labels.
AGITATE/SPIN SPEEDS offers three agitation speeds
and four combinations of agitation and spin speeds for
any cycle. The following chart suggests agitate/spin
speeds for basic fabric types.
Fabric Type
Agitate/Spin Speed
Regular
Normal/Normal
Perm Press
Normal/Normal
Knits
Gentle/Normal
Delicates / Washable woolens Gentle/Gentle
Hand washables
Extra Gentle/Gentle
WASH/RINSE TEMPERATURE sets water temperatures
for washing and rinsing. Select wash water temperature
according to fiber content, soil level and type of detergent.
A cold water rinse saves energy and reduces wrinkling.
Precision Temp Control
The normal temperature of warm and cold wash water
can be affected by the hot water heater setting and
seasonally low ground water temperatures in some
geographic areas. Since detergents work best in wash
water at a minimum of 65° F, select a Precision Temp
to regulate the temperature of the warm and cold wash
water in any cycle.
Wash water in the Precision Temp Warm/Cold and
Precision Temp Warm/Warm settings is regulated to
approximately 90° F. and the wash water in the Precision
Temp Cold/Cold setting is regulated to approximately
70° F. Rinse water temperatures are not regulated.
• When small wash loads cannot be avoided, use lower
water levels.
• Select the appropriate cycle and time for each load.
Shorten wash times for lightly soiled loads.
• To reduce drying time, select a fast spin speed to
remove more water from heavy items such as towels
and jeans.
• Use warm water to wash most loads. Limit hot water
washes to heavily soiled and white loads. Use cold
water for lightly soiled items and rinsing.
• Operate the washer in early morning and late evening
when utility demands are low.
• Follow proper laundry procedures to avoid rewashing.
The following chart suggests wash/rinse temperatures
for some typical wash loads.
Fabric Type
Wash/Rinse
Temperature
Heavily soiled white/colorfast
cotton, perm press
Hot/Cold
Lightly soiled white/colorfast
cotton, perm press
Warm/Cold *
Noncolorfast fabrics, knits,
delicates, hand washables
Washable woolens
Cold/Cold *
Warm/Warm *
* unregulated or Precision Temp Control
LOAD SIZE sets the amount of wash and rinse water for
the wash load. Select a water level appropriate for the
load size. There should be enough water for items to
move freely.
• To increase water level after the wash cycle begins,
turn the Load Size control to Reset and hold. When
water begins to enter the tub, turn the control to the
desired setting.
Energy Saving Tips
• Wash full loads. Oversize loads use extra energy.
Undersize loads waste energy.
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SECTION B - OWNERS GUIDE
waxes, etc. Do not store these items on or near the
washer. These substances give off vapors or chemical
reactions that could ignite or explode.
Product Registration
Do not put oily or greasy rags or clothing
on top of the washer. These substances give off
vapors that could ignite the materials.
Thank you for choosing this washer. This owner's
guide will explain proper operation and care.
Record Your Model and Serial Numbers
Record below the model and serial numbers found on
the washer serial plate located on the underside of the
washer lid. 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 ________________
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.
Serial Number _________________
Date of Purchase ________________
Register Your Product
The self-addressed PRODUCT REGISTRATION
CARD should be filled in completely, signed and
returned.
This Owner's Guide provides general operating
instructions for your washer. It also contains information
about features for several other models. Your washer
may not have every feature included here.
Use the washer only as instructed in this Owner's
Guide and the Operating Instructions card included
with your washer.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors or liquids in the vicinity of this or any other
appliance.
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 washer.
Protect Children
Do not allow children to play on or in the
washer. Close supervision of children is necessary
when the washer 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 washer is unpacked.
Children might use them for play. Cartons covered with
rugs, bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight
chambers.
Important Safety Instructions
Read all instructions before using this washer.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical
shock, or injury to persons when using this washer,
comply with the basic warnings listed below.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result
in serious personal injuries.
Prevent Fire
Do not wash items that have been
previously cleaned in, soaked in, or spotted with
gasoline, cleaning solvents, kerosene, cooking oils,
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Keep laundry products out of children's
reach. To prevent personal injury, observe all warnings
on product labels.
Before the washer is removed from
service or discarded, remove the washer lid to prevent
accidental entrapment.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result
in serious personal injuries.
Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock.
Do not use an 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.
must be plugged into a properly grounded and polarized
3-prong outlet. The third grounding prong must
never be removed. Never ground the washer to a
gas pipe. Do not use an extension cord or an
adaptor plug.
Follow package directions when using
laundry products. Incorrect usage can produce
poisonous gas--resulting in serious injury or death.
CORRECT
Use this way ONLY
Do not use or mix liquid chlorine
bleach with other household chemicals such as
toilet cleaners, rust removers, acid or products
containing ammonia. These mixtures can produce
dangerous fumes which can cause 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.
To prevent serious personal injury and
damage to the washer:
•
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 washer where it will be
exposed to the weather.
ALWAYS disconnect the washer from
the electrical supply before attempting any service or
cleaning. Failure to do so can result in electrical shock
or injury.
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 washer must be installed
and electrically grounded by a qualified service person
in accordance with local codes. Installation instructions
are packed in the washer for installer's reference.
Refer to INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for detailed
grounding procedures. If the washer is moved to a new
location, have it checked and reinstalled by a qualified
service person.
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.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result
in serious personal injuries.
This 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.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
To prevent personal injury or damage to
the washer, the electrical power cord of the washer
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Washing Procedures
•
Follow the guidelines below for preparing the wash
load.
•
Read the Operating Instructions card for
operating your specific model.
•
Always read and follow fabric care and laundry
product labels.
2. Prepare items for washing.
•
Empty pockets.
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical
shock, or injury to persons, read Important Safety
Instructions, before operating this washer.
Empty pockets.
1. Sort laundry into loads that can be washed
together.
Sort items by recommended water temperatures,
wash time, and agitate/spin speeds.
•
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.
•
Separate white, light, and colorfast items from
dark and 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.
•
Remove pins, decorative buttons, belt buckles,
and other objects which could be damaged.
This also helps protect other items in the wash
load.
•
Separate heavily soiled items from lightly
soiled items.
•
Mend rips and tears to prevent further damage
during washing.
•
Separate lacy, sheer and loosely knit items
from sturdy items.
•
Place delicate items such as bras, shoulder
pads, hosiery, and belts in a mesh bag to
prevent tangling during the wash cycle.
Place delicate items in a mesh bag.
•
Sort laundry into loads that can be washed together.
Turn knit items inside out to prevent pilling.
3. Pretreat stains and heavy soil.
See Stain Removal.
4. Add a measured amount of detergent to the
wash tub before adding the laundry load.
Follow detergent manufacturer's directions. The
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amount required depends on type of detergent, load
size and soil level, and water hardness.
5. 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.
When washing a single heavy item, add 1 or 2
towels to balance the load.
Then add 1 cup (240 ml) water to flush the
dispenser.
Built-In Fabric Softener Dispenser
(some models)
1. Add liquid softener to the dispenser, following
fabric softener label directions.
Do not use powdered bleach in the bleach
dispenser.
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.
6. Add laundry load to washer.
NOTE: To separate cap from cup, put thumb into
dispenser and push against side of cup.
Dry load level should not be higher than top row
of holes in wash tub.
Do not load items above
top row of holes in wash tub.
Built-In Fabric Softener Dispenser(some models)
Do not overload washer.
•
•
For models with a built-in 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.
•
Combine large and small items in a load. Load
large items first. Large items should not be
more than half the total wash load.
7. If desired, add liquid fabric softener to Fabric
Softener Dispenser (some models).
Bleach Dispenser (some models)
•
•
After cleaning, push cap and cup firmly together.
Replace dispenser by lining up the ribs and grooves
and snapping it into position.
Do not put items on top of agitator or wrap them
around it. Load items evenly.
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Fabric softener will be flushed from area under the
built-in fabric softener dispenser when Large Load
Water Level is selected. If a build-up of fabric
softener occurs, clean with hot water. DO NOT
REMOVE SERVICE CAP.
10. Remove items when the cycle is completed.
For your safety, the lid locks when the tub is
spinning. It will remain locked for about 1 minute
after the tub stops spinning.
•
For models with a removable dispenser:
1. Attach fabric softener dispenser to top of agitator
by pressing down gently.
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.
2. Add softener to the dispenser, following fabric
softener label directions.
Place washed items in automatic dryer, line dry, or
dry flat as directed by fabric care label. Excess
wrinkling, color transfer or odors may develop in
items left in the washer after the cycle has ended.
Removable Fabric Softener Dispenser
(some models)
3. Add water to bring liquid level to top of the peg
in the center of the cup.
To avoid serious personal injury, do not
operate washer if safety lid lock is missing or damaged.
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.
Stain Removal
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 directly on the wash load
8. Set cycle selector knob and washer controls
according to type, size, and soil level of each
load, and detergent used.
9. Start the washer.
Close the washer lid and pull out the cycle selector
knob. Washer will fill with the lid open. The tub will
not agitate or spin unless the lid is closed.
•
To stop the washer, push in the cycle selector
knob.
•
Do not stop and restart washer during a spin
when using the fabric softener dispenser.
•
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.
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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.
Do not combine stain removal products.
•
•
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.
•
Use cold water on unknown stains because hot
water can set stains.
•
Check care label instructions for treatments to
avoid on specific fabrics.
Never use highly flammable solvents, such as
gasoline, inside the home. Vapors can explode
on contact with flames or sparks.
For 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, or a paste made from granular
detergent and water.
Follow fabric care label instructions.
•
Check for colorfastness by testing stain remover
on an inside seam.
•
Rinse and wash items after stain removal.
Stain Removal
STAIN
TREATMENT
Adhesive tape, chewing
gum, rubber cement.
Apply ice. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on paper towels. Saturate
with prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.
Baby formula, dairy
products, egg.
Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains. Soak for 30
minutes or more. Wash.
Beverages (coffee, tea,
soda,juice, alcoholic
beverages).
Pretreat stain. Wash using cold water and bleach safe for fabric.
Blood.
Rinse with cold water. Rub with bar soap. Or, pretreat or soak with product
containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Candle wax, crayon.
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.
Chocolate.
Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using
bleach safe for fabric.
Collar or cuff soil,
cosmetics.
Pretreat with prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap.
Dye transfer on white
fabric.
Use packaged color remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Grass.
Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using
bleach safe for fabric.
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STAIN
TREATMENT
Grease, oil, tar (butter,
fats,salad dressing,
cooking oils, car grease,
motor oils).
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.
Ink.
Some inks may be impossible to remove. Washing may set some inks. Use
prewash stain remover, denatured alcohol or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.
Mildew, scorch.
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.
Mud.
Brush off dry mud. Pretreat or soak with product containing enzymes.
Mustard, tomato.
Pretreat with prewash stain remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Nail polish.
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.
Paint, varnish.
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.
Perspiration.
Use prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap. Rinse. Wash using nonchlorine
bleach in hottest water safe for fabric.
Rust, brown or yellow
discoloration.
For spots, use rust remover safe for fabric. For discoloration of an entire load, use
nonchlorine bleach. Do not use chlorine bleach because it may intensify
discoloration.
Shoe polish.
LIQUID: Pretreat with a paste of granular detergent and water. PASTE: Scrape
residue from fabric. Pretreat with prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry
cleaning fluid. Rinse. Rub detergent into dampened area. Wash using bleach safe
for fabric.
Urine, vomit, mucus,
feces.
Pretreat or soak in product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
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Common Washing Problems
Many washing problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For
satisfactory washing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
SOLUTIONS
PREVENTIVE MEASURES
• Detergent or liquid
fabric softener did not
dissolve or disperse.
•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.
• Add detergent before wash
load. Then start washer.
Discoloration,
graying
• Not enough detergent.
• Wash water
temperature too low.
• Incorrect sorting.
•Rewash with correct amount
of detergent and hottest water
safe for fabric. Add bleach
safe for fabric.
• Sort items by soil level
and color.
• Use correct amount of
detergent, hottest water
and bleach safe for fabric.
Greasy, oily
stains
• Not enough detergent.
• Undiluted liquid fabric
softener poured
directly on fabric.
•Treat with prewash stain
remover or liquid detergent.
•Increase detergent and water
temperature. Rewash.
•Rub fabric softener stains with
bar soap.
• 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.
Holes, tears, or
snags
• Incorrect use of
chlorine bleach.
• Unfastened zippers,
hooks, buckles.
• Rips, tears and
broken threads.
• Overloading the
washer.
• Degradation of fabric.
•May be irreversible if rips,
tears and seams cannot be
mended.
• Never pour chlorine bleach
directly on fabric.
• Check condition of items
before washing. See
Washing Procedures for
preparing
and loading the wash load.
Lint
• 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.
•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.
• See Washing
Procedures for sorting
and preparing the wash
load.
• Do not overload washer.
• Use correct amount of
detergent, water
temperature and water
level.
Blue stains
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• Dilute fabric softener with
water.
Common Washing Problems
Many washing problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For
satisfactory washing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
•Pilling is normal with
Pilling
synthetic and permanent
(Fibers break off,
ball up and cling to press fabrics. This is due
to abrasion from normal
fabric)
wear.
SOLUTIONS
•Use a lint brush or shaver
to remove pills.
PREVENTIVE MEASURES
•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.
•Undissolved detergent.
•Some nonphosphate
granular detergents can
combine with hard water
minerals to form a
residue.
•Increase water temperature
• Reduce load size.
using hottest water safe for
• Add dissolved detergent
fabric.
to tub . Rewash load.
• Mix 1 cup (240 ml) white •Do not overload washer.
vinegar to 1 gallon (3.8 L) •Use liquid detergent or use
nonprecipitating water
warm water in plastic
conditioner with
container. Soak item.
nonphosphate granular
Rinse and rewash.
detergent.
Wrinkling
•Overloading the washer.
• Reduce load size.
• Rinse in cold water with
liquid fabric softener.
Yellow buildup of •Agitation time too short.
•Wash water temperature
body soil on
too low.
synthetic fabrics
•Not enough detergent.
Yellow or brown
rust stains
•Do not overload washer.
•Remove items from washer
as soon as cycle is
completed.
•Use liquid fabric softener.
• Soak in detergent booster •Wash synthetics frequently
using water at least 100°F
or product containing
(37°C ) and correct water
enzymes.
• Wash in hot water (120°F/ level.
49°C) using full
permanent press cycle.
Increase detergent.
Add bleach safe for
fabric.
• Or, treat with color
remover.
•Iron or manganese in
• To restore discolored load •Use nonprecipitating water
softener.
water supply, water pipes, of whites, use rust
•Before washing, run hot
or water heater.
remover safe for fabric.
water for a few minutes to
Do not use chlorine
clear lines.
bleach to remove rust
stains. It may intensify •Drain water heater
occasionally.
discoloration.
•For an ongoing problem,
install an iron filter in your
water supply system.
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Care and Cleaning
•
Use care with laundry products. They
can damage finish on the washer.
Before moving the washer, place a strip of
cardboard or thin fiberboard under the front leveling
legs to prevent floor damage.
Follow Winterizing
Instructions for
cold weather care.
Inside
•
Remove items from the washer as soon as the
cycle ends. Excess wrinkling, 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. Rinse thoroughly 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.
Outside
• When washing is completed, wipe top and sides of
washer with a damp cloth. Turn water faucets off
to prevent pressure build-up in the hoses.
•
•
As needed, clean the cabinet with mild soap and
water. Never use harsh, gritty or abrasive
cleansers. If top or lid becomes stained, clean with
diluted chlorine bleach [1/2 cup (120 ml) in 1 quart
(.95 L) water]. Rinse several times with clear water.
Winterizing Instructions
If the washer is stored in an area where freezing can
occur or moved in freezing temperatures, follow these
winterizing instructions to prevent damage to the washer:
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.
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.
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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 washer.
OCCURRENCE
NOISE
"Clunking"
sounds.
or
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
gear
A certain amount of "clunking" or gear
sounds are normal in a heavy-duty washer.
This is normal.
Rattling and clanking
noise.
Foreign objects such as coins or safety
pins may be in tub or pump.
Stop washer and check tub. If noise
continues after washer is restarted,
objects may be in pump. Call your
authorized servicer.
Belt buckles and metal fasteners are
hitting wash tub.
To prevent unnecessary noise and
damage to tub, fasten fasteners and turn
items inside out.
Squealing sound or
hot rubber odor.
Washer is overloaded.
Do not overload washer. Stop washer
and reduce load.
Thumping sound.
Heavy wash loads may produce a
thumping sound.
This is usually normal. If sound
continues, washer is probably out of
balance. Stop washer and redistribute
wash load.
Vibrating noise.
Washer is not resting firmly on floor.
Move washer so it rests firmly on floor.
Adjust leveling legs. See INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS for details.
Shipping bolt and block have not been
removed during installation.
See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for
removing shipping bolt and block.
Wash load unevenly distributed in tub.
Stop washer and rearrange wash load.
Electrical power cord may not be plugged
in or connection may be loose.
Make sure plug fits tightly in wall outlet.
House fuse blown, circuit breaker tripped,
or a power outage has occurred.
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.
Turn on water supply faucets.
Cycle selector is not in correct position.
Move indicator clockwise slightly. Pull
out knob.
Motor is overheated.
Washer motor will stop if it becomes
overheated. It will automatically restart
after a cool down period of up to 30
minutes (if washer has not been manually
turned off).
OPERATING
Washer does not start.
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OCCURRENCE
Washer won't spin.
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Lid is not completely closed.
SOLUTION
Residue left in tub.
Heavily soiled items.
Wipe tub with a nonabrasive household cleanser,
then rinse. Shake or brush excess dirt and sand
from items before washing.
Wash load too wet
after spin.
Washer is overloaded.
Do not overload washer. See Washing
Procedures.
Rearrange load to allow proper spinning.
Straighten drain hose.
Water does not enter
washer or it enters
slowly.
Water supply is not adequate in
area.
Water supply faucets are not
completely open.
Water is being used elsewhere in
the house.
Close lid completely.
Load is out of balance.
Drain hose is kinked.
Water inlet hoses are kinked.
Water level does not
cover load.
Warm or hot water is
not hot enough.
Check another faucet in the house. Wait until
water supply and pressure increase.
Fully open hot and cold faucets.
Water pressure must be at least 30 psi (260 kPa).
Avoid running water elsewhere while washer is
filling.
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 heater is set too low or
is a distance from washer.
Measure hot water temperature at nearby faucet
with candy or meat thermometer. Water temperature
should be at least 130°F (70°C). Adjust water
heater as necessary.
Avoid using hot water elsewhere before or during
washer use. There may not be enough hot water
available for proper cleaning. If problem persists,
your hot water system may be unable to support
more than 1 use at a time.
Hot water is being used elsewhere
in the house.
Do not overload washer. When control is set at
highest fill level, dry load level should not be higher
than top row of circular holes in wash tub.
Water in washer
does not drain or
drains slowly.
Drain hose is kinked or clogged.
Clean and straighten the drain hose.
Water leaks.
Fill hose connection at faucet or
washer.
House drain pipes are clogged.
Oversudsing.
Check and tighten hose connections. Install rubber
sealing washers provided.
Unclog drain pipes. Contact plumber if necessary.
Use less detergent.
Incorrect wash and
rinse temperatures.
Hot and cold water hoses are
Connect hot water hose to hot water faucet and
cold water hose to cold water faucet.
Standpipe must be a minimum of 33" (83.82 cm)
high to prevent siphoning. See INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS.
Water is entering
washer but tub does
not fill.
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FRIGIDAIRE GALLERY TOP LOAD WASHER WARRANTY
SAMPLE WARRANTY ALWAYS USE THE WARRANTY
(UNITED STATES)
SUPPLIED WITH PRODUCTS
Your Frigidaire product is protected by this warranty
FRIGIDAIRE, THROUGH ITS AUTHORIZED
SERVICERS, WILL:
THE CONSUMER WILL BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR:
Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this
appliance which prove to be defective in materials or
workmanship.
Costs of service calls that are listed under
NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
CONSUMER.*
Provide a replacement for a defective or malfunctioning
part found in the washer transmission (illustrated below).
Costs for labor and replacement parts other than
defective transmission parts.
FULL 25-YEAR
25 years from original
INNER WASH BASKET
purchase date.
WARRANTY
(Excluding Alaska)
Provide a replacement and in-home service labor, without
charge, for an inner wash basket (illustrated below) that
breaks due to defective materials or workmanship.
Costs of service calls that are listed under
NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE
CONSUMER.*
LIMITED WARRANTY
(Applicable to the
State of Alaska)
All of the provisions of the full and limited warranties
above and the exclusions listed below apply.
Costs of the technician's travel to the home and
any costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance
required because of service.
WARRANTY
PERIOD
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
LIMITED 2ND - 5TH
YEAR WARRANTY
One year from original
purchase date.
Second through fifth
years from original
purchase date.
Time periods listed
above.
Your appliance is warranted by Frigidaire Home Products, a division of White Consolidated Industries, Inc. We authorize no person to change or
add to any of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Frigidaire or an
authorized Frigidaire servicer.
*NORMAL
RESPONSIBILITIES
OF THE CONSUMER
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the
items listed below:
1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.
2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in
accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.
3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose
connections or defects in house wiring.
4. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc.,
which are not a part of the appliance when it was shipped from the factory.
5. Damages to finish after installation.
6. Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).
EXCLUSIONS
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL
EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.
Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation
or exclusion may not apply to you.
2. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary
household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.
3. Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than Frigidaire or its authorized servicers; use of parts
other than genuine Frigidaire Home Products parts; obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external
causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.
Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the
warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
This written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. Service
under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Frigidaire Home Products:
IF YOU NEED
SERVICE
800 • 944 • 9044
Frigidaire Home Products
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
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Service
Information
(Canada)
To avoid unnecessary cost and inconvenience, make a few simple checks before
calling for service. Common occurrences and their solutions can be found in the
Avoid Service Checklist. Be sure you have followed the instructions in this manual.
If you are unable to locate the cause of a problem, call for service. Insist on factory
service by an authorized FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE
depot.
FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE
All Frigidaire appliances are backed by FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS PARTS
AND SERVICE, one of Canada's largest parts and service networks.
The Frigidaire reputation means you can enjoy complete professional service from
one of our hundreds of trained technicians across the country. Ask your Frigidaire
dealer for details about the Extended Service Plan offered by FRIGIDAIRE HOME
PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE to all purchasers of Frigidaire appliances in
Canada.
FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE
7075 Ordan Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5T 1K6
Place the name, address and telephone number of your service depot in the
spaces below.
Product and feature specifications as described or illustrated are subject to
change without notice.
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WARRANTY (CANADA)
GALLERY AUTOMATIC WASHERS AND DRYERS
WARRANTOR:
Frigidaire Home Products
7075 Ordan Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5T 1K6
For service under this warranty, contact your local
dealer/retailer, authorized FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS
PARTS AND SERVICE depot, or:
WARRANTY PERIOD:
WARRANTOR WILL THROUGH ITS AUTHORIZED
SERVICE DEPOT:
For the first two years after purchase by the
original consumer/owner:
Lifetime washer, after purchase by the original
consumer/owner:
Top load automatic washers only: transmission
for the third through tenth year after purchase
by the original consumer/owner:
FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS PARTS & SERVICE
7075 Ordan Drive
Mississauga, Ontario
L5T 1K6
Tel.:
(905) 565-9200
Fax:
(905) 565-0937
Pay all costs to repair or replace any defective parts.
Pay all costs (excluding labour to install) of a
polypropylene washer basket and/or polypropylene tub.
Pay all costs (excluding labour to install) to replace any
defective transmission.
WARRANTY APPLIES TO:
a) Products purchased and installed in Canada for personal single family household use.
b) Defects resulting or arising out of the manufacturing process.
c) Products bearing legible manufacturer's model and serial numbers.
d) Replacement parts only for the remainder of the original warranty.
WARRANTY DOES NOT APPLY TO:
a) Transportation damage.
b) Supply and replacement of porcelain, fuses, glass and light bulbs.
c) Parts and service supplied or obtained from other than FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND
SERVICE or FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE authorized depots.
d) Damage or failure as the result of abuse, improper or commercial use.
CONSUMER/OWNER RESPONSIBILITY:
a) To provide proof of the original date of purchase by means of a bill of sale or payment record verifying purchase
date.
b) To pay all costs to make the appliance readily accessible for service.
c) To ensure proper power supply and connection of the appliance to same.
d) Proper installation, control setting and care of finish.
This warranty is in addition to any statutory warranties contained in any applicable legislation. The terms and
conditions of this warranty are not intended to exclude or limit your rights under those statutes. The warrantor
however reserves the right to charge transportation and travelling costs for distances in excess of 48 kilometres
(30 miles) from the nearest FRIGIDAIRE HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE authorized service depot.
This warranty plus the statutory warranties mentioned are the only warranties given to the consumer/owner for
this product.
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SECTION C - INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS
the grounding prong on the power supply cord. In
situations where a two-slot receptacle is present, it
is the owner’s responsibility to have a licensed
electrician replace it with a properly grounded
three prong grounding type receptacle.
Full Size Automatic Washer
Before beginning installation, carefully read these
instructions. This will simplify the installation and
ensure the washer is installed correctly and safely.
Leave these instructions near the washer after
installation for future reference.
NOTE: The electrical service to the washer must
conform with local codes and ordinances and the
latest edition of the National Electrical Code, ANSI/
NFPA 70, or in Canada, CSA 22.1 Canadian
Electrical Code Part 1.
PRE-INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
Tools Required for Installation:
1. 3/8 in. socket with ratchet.
2. Channel-lock adjustable pliers.
3. Carpenter’s level.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
CIRCUIT - Individual, properly polarized and grounded
15 amp. branch circuit fused with 15 amp. time delay
fuse or circuit breaker.
POWER SUPPLY - 2 wire, with ground, 120 volt, single
phase, 60 Hz, Alternating Current.
OUTLET RECEPTACLE - Properly grounded 3-prong
receptacle to be located so the power supply cord is
accessible when the washer is in an installed position.
GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS
Improper connection of the equipment
grounding conductor can result in a risk of electrical
shock. Check with a licensed electrician if you are in
doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded.
1. The washer MUST be grounded. In the event of a
malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce
the risk of electrical shock by a path of least
resistance for electrical current.
2. Since your washer is equipped with a power supply
cord having an equipment-grounding conductor
and a grounding plug, the plug MUST be plugged
into an appropriate, copper wired receptacle that
is properly installed and grounded in accordance
with all local codes and ordinances or in the
absence of local codes, with the National Electrical
Codes, ANSI/NFPA 70 (latest edition). If in doubt,
call a licensed electrician. DO NOT cut off or alter
3. For added personal safety, connect a separate
ground wire (No. 18 minimum) from a top panel
hinge screw on the rear of the washer to a grounded
cold water pipe. DO NOT ground to a gas supply
pipe or hot water pipe.
4. Grounded cold water pipe MUST have metal
continuity to electrical ground and MUST register
no more than 25 ohms resistance. It MUST not be
interrupted by plastic, rubber, or other electrical
insulating connectors such as hoses, fittings,
washers, gaskets (including water meter or pump).
Any electrically insulated connector should be
jumped with a length of No. 4 copper wire securely
clamped to bare metal at both ends with a UL
approved ground clamp.
5. If a grounded water pipe is not available, a ground
rod MUST be used and register no more than 25
ohms resistance when in the ground. Drive the rod
into the ground outside the dwelling and connect a
grounding wire (12 AWG or heavier) between the
grounding screw and the grounding rod. It may take
more than one ground rod to not exceed 25 ohms
resistance to ground.
WATER SUPPLY REQUIREMENTS
Hot and cold water faucets MUST be installed within
42 inches (107 cm) of your washer’s water inlet. The
faucets MUST be 3/4 inch (1.9 cm) garden hose type
so inlet hoses can be connected. Water pressure MUST
be between 10 and 120 pounds per square inch
(maximum unbalance pressure, hot vs. cold, 10 psi.)
Your water department can advise you of your water
pressure. The hot water temperature should be about
140 degrees F (60 degrees C).
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DRAIN REQUIREMENTS
2. In an area where it will come in contact with curtains
or drapes.
1. Drain capable of eliminating 17 gallons (64.3 L) per
minute.
3. In an area (garage or garage-type building) where
gasoline of other flammables are kept or stored
(including automobiles).
2. A standpipe diameter of 1-1/4 in. (3.18 cm) minimum.
3. The standpipe height above the floor should be:
Minimum height: 33 in. (83.82 cm)
Maximum height: 96 in. (244 cm)
4. On carpet. Floor MUST BE SOLID with a maximum
slope of 1 in. (2.54 cm). To ensure vibration or
movement does not occur, REINFORCEMENT of the
floor may be necessary.
↑
96" Max.
(244 cm)
↑
33" Min.
(83.82 cm)
↓
NOTE:
IMPORTANT
MINIMUM INSTALLATION
CLEARANCES
When installed in alcove: Sides = 0" (0 cm),
Rear = 0" (0 cm), Top = 20" (50.8 cm).
When installed in closet: Sides = 0" (0 cm),
Rear = 0" (0 cm), Top = 20" (50.8 cm), Front = 1"
(2.54 cm).
↓
For installations requiring a longer drain hose,
have a qualified technician install a longer
drain hose, P/N 131461201, available from
an authorized parts distributor. For drain
systems in the floor, install a syphon break
kit, available from your local hardware store.
Closet door ventilation required: 2 louvered openings
each 60 square inches (387 cm2) — 3 inches (7.6 cm)
from bottom and top of door.
UNPACKING
ROUGH-IN DIMENSIONS
1. Using the four shipping carton corner posts (two
on each side), carefully lay the washer on its left
side and remove foam shipping base.
LID OPEN 90°
2. Using a ratchet with 3/8" socket, remove the
mechanism shipping bolt and plastic spacer block
from the center of the base.
WATER
INLETS
(REAR)
51"
(129.54
cm)
NOTE:
44"
DRAIN
29-7/16" (111.76
OUTLET (74.77 cm) cm)
(REAR)
DRAIN
OUTLET
3-3/4"
(9.53 cm)
11-7/16"
(29.05 cm)
If the washer is to be transported at a later
date, the tub blocking pad, shipping bolt,
and plastic spacer block should be
retained.
←
27"
(68.58 cm)
27"
(68.58 cm)
FRONT VIEW
SIDE VIEW
PLASTIC
SPACER
BLOCK
SHIPPING BLOCKS
LOCATION OF YOUR WASHER
DO NOT INSTALL YOUR WASHER:
1. In an area exposed to dripping water or outside
weather conditions. The ambient temperature
should never be below 60 degrees F (15.6
degrees C) for proper washer operation.
MECHANISM
SHIPPING
BOLT
FOAM
SHIPPING
PAD
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SHIPPING CARTON
CORNER POSTS
POWER
CORD
DRAIN HOSE
3. Return the washer to an upright position.
4. Remove the tape holding the lid shut and open the
lid.
5. Remove the foam tub blocking pad.
6. Remove the inlet hoses and enclosure package
from the tub.
7. From the back of the washer, remove only the
WIRE shipping clips that secure the drain hose to
the left side of the washer backsheet. DO NOT
REMOVE THE PLASTIC CLAMPS on the right
side of the washer. These clamps form a standpipe
to prevent water siphoning.
6. To ensure the washer is level and solid on all four
legs, open the lid, grasp the top panel and tilt the
washer forward so the rear legs are off the ground.
Gently set the washer back down to allow the rear
legs to self adjust. Place a level on top of the
washer. Check it side to side, then front to back.
Screw the front leveling legs up or down to ensure
the washer is resting solid on all four legs (no
rocking of the washer should exist).
NOTE: Keep the leg extension at a minimum to
prevent excessive vibration. The farther
out the legs are extended the more the
washer will vibrate.
8. Carefully move the washer to within 4 feet of the
final location for the start of the installation.
INSTALLATION
CABLE TIE
1. Run some water from the hot and cold faucets to
flush the water lines and remove particles that
might clog up the water valve screens.
2. Remove the inlet hoses and rubber washers from
the plastic bag and install the rubber washers in
each end of the inlet hoses.
3. Carefully connect the inlet
hose marked "HOT" to the
bottom outlet of the water
valve. Tighten by hand, then
tighten another 2/3 turn with
pliers. Carefully connect the
other inlet hose to the top
outlet of the water valve.
Tighten by hand, then
tighten another 2/3 turn with
pliers.
CABLE TIE
7. Form a "U" shape on the end of the drain hose
with the hose pointed toward the drain. Place the
formed end in a laundry tub or a standpipe and
secure with a cable tie provided in the enclosure
package.
DO NOT CROSS THREAD OR
OVERTIGHTEN THESE CONNECTIONS.
4. Determine which water faucet is the HOT water
faucet and carefully connect the bottom inlet hose
to the HOT water faucet, tighten by hand, then
tighten another 2/3 turn with pliers. Carefully
connect the top inlet hose to the COLD water
faucet, tighten by hand, then tighten another 2/3
turn with pliers.
DO NOT CROSS THREAD OR
OVERTIGHTEN THESE CONNECTIONS.
Turn the water on and check for leaks at both
connections.
5. Carefully move the washer to its final location.
NOTE:
The standpipe inside diameter must be
1-1/4" (3.18 cm) minimum. There must
be an air gap around the drain hose in
the standpipe. A snug hose fit can cause
a siphoning action.
8.Plug the power cord into a grounded outlet.
NOTE:
Check to ensure the power is off at a
circuit breaker/fuse box before plugging
the power cord into an outlet.
9. Turn on the power at a circuit breaker/fuse box.
10. Read the Operating Instructions and Owner’s Guide
provided with the washer. They contain valuable
and helpful information that will save you time and
money.
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11. Run the washer through a complete cycle. Check
for water leaks and proper operation.
12. If your washer does not operate, please review the
“Avoid Service Checklist” located in your Owner’s
Guide before calling for service.
13. Place these instructions in a location near the
washer for future reference.
NOTE: A wiring diagram is located inside the washer
console.
REPLACEMENT PARTS
UNITED STATES
If replacement parts are needed for your washer,
contact the source where you purchased your washer
or call
1-800-944-9044 for the Frigidaire Company Authorized
Parts Distributor nearest you.
CANADA
If replacement parts are needed for your washer,
contact your local dealer/retailer or call (905) 565-9200
for the authorized Frigidaire Parts and Service depot
nearest you.
Destroy the carton and plastic bags
after the washer is unpacked. Children might use them
for play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, or
plastic sheets can become airtight chambers causing
suffocation. Place all materials in a garbage container
or make materials inaccessible to children.
The instructions in this manual and all
other literature included with this washer are not meant
to cover every possible condition and situation that may
occur. Good safe practice and caution MUST be applied
when installing, operating and maintaining any
appliance.
Maximum benefits and enjoyment are achieved
when all the Safety and Operating instructions are
understood and practiced as a routine with your
laundering tasks.
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SECTION D - PARTS LOCATION AND
THEIR FUNCTION
Timer
The timer is located in the console and controls
electrical power to the components of the washer.
power applied to them with the fixed terminals connected
to the components that power is being applied to. The
next column is titled CONTACT and identified as T for
the top contacts of the fixed terminals and B for the
bottom contacts of the fixed terminals. The next column
is titled CIRCUIT and indicates the circuit controlled by
the cam, terminals and contacts. For example, CAM
10, ACTIVE terminal 17, FIXED terminal 18, and
CONTACT B controls the drain pump circuit at specific
times. Each circuit has a horizontal line extending
across the timer chart. The remaining columns make
up the wash cycles and are connected by vertical lines
below to the step time in minutes and the step number.
When the boxes formed by the horizontal lines from the
circuit and the vertical lines step time are filled in, this
indicates that electrical power is applied to that circuit
at that time in the cycle.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Only the cam number and contact
are called out on the schematic and wiring diagram.
Speed combination switch
The timer is made up of a motor driven spool that
advances one increment a minute whenever electrical
power is applied to the motor.
The speed combination switch is located in the console
and allows the user to select combinations of agitation
and spin speeds. When a speed combination is set,
depending on the model, two of either 3 or 5 sets of
contacts close completing the circuit to one of the motor’s
run windings.
SPEED SWITCH CIRCUIT
AGIT/SPIN
N/F
1-5
1-4
X
G/S
X
EG/S
To help determine when each set of contacts are closed,
a timer cycle chart is provided with each washer. (A
sample timer cycle chart is shown on the following
page.) The first column of the chart is titled CAM. In
this column are numbers 0 to 14 that equate to the
number of cams starting at the rear of the timer. The
next two columns are titled TERM for terminals and
are identified as ACTIVE and FIXED. The active
terminals are the terminals that are moved by the cams,
the fixed terminals are the ones that the do not move.
The active terminals are usually the terminals that have
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2-5
1-3
X
G/F
N=NORMAL F=FAST
G=GENTLE S=SLOW
The spool has 14 cams that open and close the 24
contacts and supply electric power to components at
the correct time in the cycle.
2-4
X
X
X
X
X
EG=EXTRA GENTLE
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Pressure switch assembly
The pressure switch is located in the console.
The wash cycle options feature allows the user to set
combinations of POWER SCRUB, REGULAR WASH
AND EXTRA RINSE cycles and have the cycles run
continuously. The contacts of the switch bypass the
OFF position between these cycles so the timer advances
from one cycle to another without stopping.
Wash/rinse temperature switch
The wash/rinse temperature switch is located in the
console.
It is made up of a knob and gear assembly that allows
the user to adjust the water level in the tub, an
adjustable pressure switch and plastic tubing that
connects the pressure switch to the outer tub. When
the tub does not have water in it, the air in the plastic
tubing is at atmospheric pressure and the spring in the
pressure switch holds contacts 1 to 2 closed, completing
the circuit to the water valves. As water enter the tub
the air in the tube is compressed. When pressure in
the tube exceeds the pressure of the spring in the
pressure switch, the contact of the pressure switch
change from 1 to 2 to 2 to 3 turning off the water
valves and suppling power to the motor circuit.
Wash cycle options switch (some models)
The wash cycle options cycle switch is located in the
console.
The wash/rinse temperature switch allows the user to
select the water temperature in the wash and rinse
cycles. The switch controls the water temperature by
supplying power to the hot and cold solenoids of the
water valve, and in some models, the auto temperature
control.
The switch has 2 input terminals that receive power
from the timer. Two output terminals (on models without
the auto temp feature) are connected to the hot and
cold solenoids of the water valve. If the model has the
auto temp feature the switch has a third output terminal
supplying power to the auto temp control.
TEMPERATURE SWITCH CIRCUIT
WASH/RINSE
F-H
H/C
X
W/C
X
C/C
W/W
FF-H FF-C
X
X
R C/C
R W/C
R W/W
1
2
3
4
OPTION
1-9
1-3
POWER SCRUB/
EXTRA RINSE
EXTRA RINSE
OFF
5-2
X
X
X
X
POWER SCRUB
5-4
X
X
X
X
X=SWITCH CLOSED
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X
X
X
X
X
X
X
H=HOT R=REGULATED
C=COLD
W=WARM
OPTION SWITCH
POS
F-D
X
Auto temp system
The auto temp system is made up of the auto temp
control, mounted to the left end cap of the console and
a positive thermal sensor connected in the water hose
between the water valve and the water inlet.
When the temp selector switch is set to regulated cold/
cold, electrical power is supplied to the cold water
solenoid by contacts FF and C of the temperature
selector switch. The auto temperature control cycles the
hot water solenoid using the information received from
the sensor to control the wash water temperature to 70
+/- 5 degrees F.
End of cycle signal switch
The end of cycle signal switch is located in the console.
Auto temp board
When the temperature selector switch is set to regulated
warm/warm, electrical power is supplied to the hot water
solenoid by contacts FF and H of the temperature
selector switch. The auto temperature control cycles
the cold water solenoid using the information received
from the sensor to control the wash water temperature
to 90 +/- 5 degrees F.
When the temperature selector switch is set to regulated
warm/cold, electrical power is supplied to the hot water
solenoid by contacts F and H of the temperature
selector switch. The auto temperature control cycles
the cold water solenoid using the information received
from the sensor to control the wash water temperature
to 90 +/- 5 degrees F.
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The switch controls power to the end of cycle signal
which allows the user to turn end of cycle signal off or
on.
End of cycle signal
The end of cycle signal is mounted to the control
mounting panel in the console.
When the cycle is over and the lid is unlocked the signal
sounds for 3 to 5 seconds to notify the user that the
cycle is complete.
Agitator
The agitator is located in the center of the inner tub
Lid lock assembly
The lid lock assembly is a safety device that removes
power from the motor circuits when the lid is lifted during
agitation and locks the lid to prevent it from being
opened during the spin cycle. The lid lock assembly is
mounted to the bottom of the top panel and locks the
lid by moving a locking arm through the lid strike.
The agitator is driven by the shaft of the transmission
and rotates back and forth to moves the clothes through
the water. Some models are equipped with dual action
agitators where the bottom half of the agitator moves
back and forth and the top rotates in one direction.
Bleach dispenser
Softener dispenser
The softener dispenser is mounted on the top of the
agitator on 2.7 cu. ft. models and in the agitator on 3.0
cu. ft. models.
The bleach dispenser has two parts. One part is
mounted in the top panel where liquid bleach is added.
The second part is molded into the splasher shield and
dispenses the bleach between the tub and the spin
basket. The spin basket prevents the bleach from
getting on the clothes until the bleach is mixed with the
fill water.
The liquid fabric softner remains in the dispenser during
the wash cycle. During the first spin cycle, the softener
moves from the dispenser to the outer cavity of the
dispenser or agitator and is held in place by centrifugal
force until the end of the spin cycle.
The softener is then dispensed into the tub during the
rinse fill portion of the wash cycle.
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Water inlet valve
The water valve is mounted to the rear panel under
the main top in the right-hand side.
The water inlet valve is actually two solenoid operating
valves in one body - a hot water valve and a cold water
valve that discharge into a common mixing chamber. The
flow of water out of the chamber is controlled by a molded
in flow washer capable of maintaining a flow rate of 3.0
- 14.6 gallons per minute, with incoming water pressure
of 30 to 120 P.S.I. The inlet valve is controlled by the timer
and water temperature selector switch, individually or
together, to provide hot, cold, or warm water for washing
and cold or warm water for rinsing. The temperature of the
warm mixture will be dependent upon the temperature
and pressure of the hot and cold water supply lines or the
auto temp control.
Valve operation
Both inlet solenoid valves are identical in construction
and operation. The valve body provides an air passage
with a large orifice and seat where the water can be
stopped. The outlet of the valve body empties into the
mixing chamber. A moveable rubber diaphragm
operates against the valve seat to start and stop the
flow of water. The diaphragm is operated by water
pressure. It has a small bleed orifice outside the seat
contact area, and a large main orifice at its center. The
armature of the solenoid serves to open and close the
main orifice. The armature operates within a closed
metal tube (valve guide) which is sealed by the outer
edge of the diaphragm to the valve body. A coil spring
holds the armature down against the diaphragm main
orifice when the solenoid is not energized.
The following line drawings and text explains basic
valve operation.
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When the valve is in a closed position, the solenoid is not
energized. Water has bled through the diaphragm bleed
orifice placing incoming line pressure on top of the
diaphragm. The bottom of the diaphragm is essentially at
atmospheric pressure (open to the outlet) and the
pressure differential holds the valve shut.
Water Valve Closed
When the solenoid is energized, the resulting
magnetic field pulls the armature up into the valve guide.
The armature spring is compressed by this action. When
the armature moves up, it allows the water on the top of
the diaphragm to drain through the main orifice.
The diaphragm bleed orifice is much smaller than the
main orifice and will not admit enough water to
maintain pressure on the top side of the diaphragm.
Thus, as the pressure on the top of the diaphragm is
reduced to almost zero, the pressure on the bottom lifts
the diaphragm off the valve seat, allowing a full flow of
water.
Solenoid Activated
It operates on 120 VAC and is controlled by the timer.
The pump out specifications of the drain pump vary
from 12 G.P.M with a 3 foot standpipe height to 7
G.P.M. with a 8 foot standpipe height.
The motor
The motor is mounted to transmission mounting plate,
which is part of the leg and dome assembly, and is
located at the right front under the tub.
Water Valve Open and Diaphragm Up
When the solenoid is de-energized, the armature
drops down, closing the diaphragm main orifice. Water
continues to flow through the diaphragm bleed orifice,
equalizing the pressure and allowing the spring to push
the diaphragm down against the valve seat.
The motor is a capacitor start, bi-directional motor.
Depending on the model, it is either 1/2 or 3/4 HP with
from 1 to 3 speeds. The motor drives the transmission
by a belt. When the motor turns clockwise the
transmission agitates. When the motor turns
counterclockwise the transmission spins.
Transmission
The top of the transmission is centered in the outer tub
by a bearing and seal assembly. The bottom of the
transmission mounts to the transmission mounting
plate by bolts through the bearing block .
Water Valve Closing
Drain pump
The drain pump is mounted in the left front corner of the
washer base.
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The agitator shaft of the transmission is connected to the
agitator. When the pulley on the transmission is turned
clockwise the gears inside the transmission cause the
shaft to oscillate back and forth. Simultaneously, the
one-way bearing located at the base of the transmission
locks to prevent turning of the transmission and spin
basket.
The spin basket is fastened to the spin shaft of the
transmission. When the pulley on the transmission is
turned counterclockwise, a small spring inside the
transmission tightens around the input shaft causing
the transmission and spin basket to turn.
Simultaneously, the one-way bearing located at the
base of the transmission slips to allow turning of the
transmission and the spin basket.
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Spin basket or inner tub
The spin basket is mounted to the top of the
transmission.
The spin basket holds the clothes. During the wash
cycle the movement of the agitator draws water up
through the lint screen filter in the bottom of the spin
basket and forces it out the holes in the side and the
bottom. As the water circulates lint is trapped on the
under side of the filter screen. During the drain cycle
the water is drawn down through the filter screen flushing
the lint out the drain. Because of the one way bearing at
the bottom of the transmission and the movement of the
agitator, the spin basket rotates or indexes during the
agitation cycle. Molded into the top of the spin basket
is a liquid filled ring that works as a counter balance
during the spin cycle to reduce vibration.
Splash tub cover
Leg and dome assembly
The splash tub cover snaps to the top of the outer tub
and prevents water from splashing out over the outer
tub.
The leg and dome assembly rests on the snubber and
is held down and centered by six springs.
Outer tub
The leg and dome assembly supports the outer tub,
transmission and drive motor.
The outer tub holds the water and is mounted to the
three legs of the leg and dome assembly.
Snubber
The snubber is located between the leg and dome
assembly and the base.
Snubber
The snubber allows the leg and dome assembly to move
while the base remains stationary.
Base
The base is made of heavy metal that is embossed for
strength.
The base supports the complete weight of the washer,
clothes and water.
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SECTION E - ELECTRICAL OPERATION
When power is applied to the washer, L1 is connected to terminal 5 of the option switch and terminal T1 of the timer
(the line switch).
Option switch circuits (some models)
If the option switch is set to the OFF position, the contacts between terminals 5 and 2, and 5 and 4 are open.
If the option switch is set to Extra Rinse, the contacts between terminals 5 and 4 are closed connecting L1 to
terminal T13L of the timer. Terminal T13L is closed to terminal T14L of the timer during the off position between
Regular Wash and Extra Rinse. This allows the timer to advance between Regular Wash and Extra Rinse
without being reset.
If the option switch is set to Power Scrub, the contacts between terminals 5 and 2 are closed connecting L1 to
terminal T16L of the timer. Terminal T16L is closed to timer terminal T14L during the off position between
Prewash and Regular Wash. This allows the timer to advance between Prewash and Regular Wash without
being reset.
If the option switch is set to Power Scrub/Extra Rinse, the contacts between terminals 5 and 2 and terminals
5 and 4 are closed connecting L1 to terminals T13L and T16L of the timer. This allows the timer to be started at
Prewash and run through Extra Rinse without being reset.
The other contacts in the option switch, 1 to 3 and 1 to 9, are used to control the end of cycle signal after Prewash
and Regular Wash. When the option switch is set to OFF, both sets of contacts are closed and the end of cycle
signal will sound after Prewash and Regular Wash.
When the option switch is set to Power Scrub, contacts 1 to 3 are closed. The end of cycle signal will not sound
at the end of Prewash but will sound at the end of Regular Wash.
When the option switch is set to Extra Rinse, contacts 1 to 9 are closed. The end of cycle signal will not sound
at the end of Regular Wash but will sound at the end of Prewash.
When the option switch is set to Power Scrub/Extra Rinse, both sets of contacts are open. The end of cycle
signal will not sound at the end of Prewash or Regular Wash.
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Line switch circuit
The line switch, formed by the contacts between terminals T1 and T2 of the timer, controls power to the washer. The
contacts of the line switch are controlled by pulling the timer knob out to close and pushing the timer knob in to
open.
Fill circuit
At the start of the Wash Cycle, power passes through terminals T1 and T2 (the line switch) of the timer to terminal
T16 of the timer. During the Fill Cycle, T16 is connected to terminal T17 of the timer. Terminal T17 is connected
internally in the timer to terminal T10 of the timer. Terminal T10 is connected to terminal 2 of the pressure switch.
When the tub does not have water in it, terminal 2 of the pressure switch is closed to terminal 1 of the pressure
switch. From terminal 1 of the pressure switch, power is applied to terminal T23 of the timer. Terminal T23 is
closed to terminal T22 of the timer. Terminal T22 provides two outputs, one to terminal FF of the temp switch and
the other to terminal F of the temp switch through terminal T19 of the timer.
During the wash cycle when temp switch is set to:
Hot /Cold
Contacts F to H of the temp switch are closed and power is applied to the hot solenoid.
Warm / Cold
Contacts F to H and FF to C of the temp switch are closed and power is applied to both
the hot and cold solenoids.
Cold / Cold
Contacts FF to C of the temp switch are closed and power is applied to the cold solenoid.
Warm / Warm
Contacts FF to H and FF to C of the temp switch are closed and power is applied to both
the hot and cold solenoids.
Reg Cold / Cold
Contacts FF to C and F to D of the temp switch are closed, FF to C applies power to the
cold solenoid and F to D applies power to terminal 5 of the automatic temperature control.
The hot solenoid is then cycled as needed by power from terminal 4 of the automatic
temperature control to raise the incoming water temperature to around 70°F.
Reg Warm / Cold
Contacts F to H and F to D of the temp switch are closed, F to H applies power to the hot
solenoid and F to D applies power to terminal 5 of the automatic temperature control. The
cold solenoid is then cycled, as needed, by power from terminal 6 of the automatic
temperature control to lower the incoming water temperature to around 90°F.
Reg Warm / Warm
Contacts FF to H and F to D of the temp switch are closed, FF to H applies power to the
hot solenoid and F to D applies power to terminal 5 of the automatic temperature control.
The cold solenoid is then cycled, as needed, by power from terminal 6 of the automatic
temperature control to lower the incoming water temperature to around 90°F.
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Spray rinse during the first pump cycle with the temp switch set to:
All settings other than Timer contact T23 swings from T22 to T24. Terminal T24 provides power through T21 to
Warm / Warm
the cold water solenoid.
Warm / Warm
Timer contact T23 swings from T22 to T24. Terminal T24 provides power through T21 to
the cold water solenoid and power to terminal C of the temp switch. With contacts FF to
H and FF to C of the temp switch closed, power is applied to the hot solenoid giving a
warm spray rinse.
During the rinse cycle with temp switch set to:
All settings other than Timer contact T23 swings from T24 to T22 and timer contact T22 is closed to T24. Terminal
Warm / Warm
T24 provides power through T21 to the cold water solenoid.
Warm / Warm
Timer contact T23 swings from T24 to T22 and timer contact T22 is closed to T24. Terminal
T24 provides power through T21 to the cold water solenoid and power to terminal C of the
temp switch. With contacts FF to H and FF to C of the temp switch closed, power is
applied to the hot solenoid giving a warm rinse.
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Timer Motor Circuit
When the line switch is closed there are two possible paths for current flow, through contacts T16 and T17 of the
timer or through the contacts of the lid lock. The contacts in the timer are in parallel with the contacts of the lid lock
switch and the bimetal heater. The lid lock switch circuit and the lid lock heater circuit have resistance. When the
washer is in the wash cycle contacts T16 to T17 of the timer are closed. Current follows the path of least resistance
through contacts T16 to T17 to terminal TM of the timer. Terminal TM supplies power to the winding of the timer
motor and the circuit is completed through the thermal fuse in the drive motor to neutral. When the washer is in the
spin cycle, the contacts between terminals T16 and T17 of the timer are open and the current flows to the timer
motor through the lid lock.
Drain Pump Motor Circuit
During pump out, current flows through the line switch, the lid lock, contacts T17 and T18 of the timer, the
winding of the pump motor and the thermal fuse of the main motor to neutral.
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Drive motor circuit
Motor in agitation cycles
Current flows from L1 through contact T1 to T2 of the timer to terminal T16 of the timer. T16 is closed to terminal
T17 of the timer and T17 is connected internally in the timer to terminal T10 of the timer. T10 supplies power to
terminal 2 of the pressure switch. When the water fill has satisfied the pressure switch, terminal 2 of the
pressure switch is closed to terminal 3 of the pressure switch. Terminal 3 of the pressure switch is connected to
one side of the lid switch, when the lid is down the lid switch is closed suppling power to terminal T14 of the
timer. T14 is closed to terminal T12 of the timer that supplies power to terminal M2 of the drive motor. M2 is
connected in the motor to the run centrifugal switch. When the motor is not running, the output terminal of the
run centrifugal switch is connected to one end of the high speed run winding and to terminal M6 of the motor.
The other end of the high speed run winding is connected internally in the motor through the thermal fuse
terminal to terminal M3 of the motor. Terminal M3 is connected to neutral allowing current flow through the high
speed run winding. Terminal M6 of the motor is connected to terminals T7 and T4 of the timer. During agitation
T7 is closed to timer terminal T8 which is connected to one end of the start capacitor. The other end of the start
capacitor is connected to motor terminal M5. Terminal M5 is connected to the start winding through the start
winding centrifugal switch. The other end of the start winding is connected to terminal M1 of the motor. Terminal
M1 of the motor is connected through timer contacts T9 to T5 to terminal M7 of the motor. Terminal M7 of the motor
is connected through the motor thermal fuse to terminal M3 of the motor which is connected to neutral. Current
now flows through the start capacitor (that changes the phase of the current) through the start winding to neutral
and the motor starts to turn.
Agitation cycle - motor not running
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When the motor reaches approximately 80 percent of its normal run speed, the start winding centrifugal switch
opens removing power from the start winding. The run winding centrifugal switch changes from motor terminal
M6 to motor terminal M8. M8 is connected to terminal T8L of the timer. During agitation, T8L is closed to
terminal T9L of the timer that supplies power to Terminal 1 of the speed switch. If the speed switch is set to
Normal, terminal 1 of the speed switch is connected to terminal 5 of the speed switch that supplies power to
terminal T4 of the timer. Terminal T4 of the timer is connected to terminal M6 that supplies power to the high
speed run winding. If the speed switch is set to Gentle, terminal 1 of the speed switch is connected to terminal
4 of the speed switch that supply power to terminal M11 of the motor. Terminal M11 supplies power to the low
speed run winding. If the speed switch is set to Extra Gentle, terminal 1 of the speed switch is connected to
terminal 3 of the speed switch that supplies power to terminal M10 of the motor. Terminal M10 supplies power
to the extra low speed run winding.
Agitation cycle - motor running
Note: The drive motor always starts at high speed, then changes to the speed switch setting.
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Motor in spin cycle
Current flows from L1 through contact T1 to T2 of the timer to the lid lock. When the lid is closed, the lid lock
arm closes a set of contacts inside the lid lock applying power through the lid lock bimetal element. As current
flows through the bimetal element in the lid lock, it forces the locking arm to engage the lid strike. This provides
power to terminal T17 of the timer. Terminal T17 is closed to terminal T14 of the timer. T14 is closed to terminal T12
of the timer that supplies power to terminal M2 of the drive motor. M2 is connected in the motor to the run
centrifugal switch. When the motor is not running, the output terminal of the run centrifugal switch is connected to
one end of the high speed run winding and to terminal M6 of the motor. The other end of the high speed run winding
is connected internally in the motor through the thermal fuse to terminal M3 of the motor. Terminal M3 is connected
to neutral allowing current flow through the high speed run winding. Terminal M6 of the motor is connected to
terminals T7 and T4 of the timer. During spin, T7 is closed to terminal T5 of the timer, which is connected to
terminal M1 of the motor. Terminal M1 is connected to one end of the start winding. The other end of the start
winding is connected to motor terminal M5 through the start winding centrifugal switch. Terminal M5 of the motor
is connected to one end of the start capacitor. The other end of the start capacitor is connected to terminal T8 of
the timer. T8 is closed to terminal T9 of the timer which is connected to terminal M7 of the motor. Terminal M7 of
the motor is connected through the motor thermal fuse to terminal M3 of the motor that is connected to neutral.
Current now flows through the start winding, the start capacitor (that changes the phase of the current) to neutral
and the motor starts to turn.
Spin cycle - motor not running
Note: The drive motor always starts at high speed then changes to the speed switch setting.
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When the motor reaches approximately 80 percent of its normal run speed the start winding centrifugal switch
opens, removing power from the start winding. The run winding centrifugal switch changes from motor terminal
M6 to motor terminal M8. M8 is connected to terminal T8L of the timer. During spin, T8L is closed to terminal
T12 of the timer that supplies power to terminal 2 of the speed switch. If the speed switch is set to Normal/Fast
or Gentle/Fast, terminal 2 of the speed switch is connected to terminal 5 of the speed switch that supplies
power to terminal T4 of the timer. Terminal T4 of the timer is connected to terminal M6 of the motor that
supplies power to the high speed run winding. If the speed switch is set to Gentle/Slow or Extra Gentle/ Slow,
terminal 2 of the speed switch is connected to terminal 4 of the speed switch that supplies power to terminal M11
of the motor. Terminal M11 supplies power to the low speed run winding.
Spin cycle - motor running
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SECTION F - TROUBLESHOOTING FLOW CHARTS
NOTE: Always check the wiring and pin/plug connectors before replacing any component.
Washer completely inoperative.
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Timer does not advance.
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Washer does not drain.
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Drive motor operates in spin but not in agitation.
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Drive motor does not turn.
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Drive motor operates in agitation but not in spin.
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Slow water fill.
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Drive motor cycles off and on rapidly when the speed switch set to Normal.
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Drive motor cycles off and on rapidly when the speed switch set to Gentle.
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Drive motor cycles off and on rapidly when the speed switch set to ExGentle.
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Auto temp control does not control the wash water temperature within specification.
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Water fill does not turn off.
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Incorrect water level.
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Washer will not fill in any setting of the temperature selector switch.
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Washer will not fill in wash cycle, but will fill in rinse with the temp switch set to cold/cold.
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Washer will only fill with cold water in the wash cycle, with the temp switch set to warm/cold.
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Water temperature is too hot or too cold in the wash cycle with the temp sw. set to warm/warm.
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Washer will only fill with hot water in the wash cycle, with the
temp switch set to warm/cold but does fill with cold water in the rinse cycle.
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Washer completely inoperative.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
N H
Washer completely
inoperative.
Infinity.
Unplug the washer, pull the
timer knob out and raise the top. Using an
Ohmmeter check the resistance between the
H terminal on the power plug and the
input terminal of the Lid lock.
Remove the wires from
the lid switch. With the lid
down, measure the resistance
of the switch.
Reconnect power,
remove the console’s back
panel, disconnect the line
cord and measure the
voltage between the two
outside pin in the line cord.
0.
Defective line cord
or no power at the
outlet.
120 VAC.
Defective
timer.
Zero.
Disconnect the plug from
the drive motor and
measure the resistance
between pins 3 and 7 of
the motor.
Zero.
Defective wiring.
Timer does not advance.
Note: Always check wiring to
the components.
Zero.
Timer does not
advance.
Defective
timer.
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Infinity.
Defective
motor.
Infinity.
Defective lid
switch.
Washer does not drain.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
Washer does not
drain.
Yes.
Disconnect power from the
washer, remove the front panel,
reconnect power and set the timer to
the drain position. Is the
pump running?
Restricted
drain hose.
No.
Unplug the connector
from the drain pump and
measure the voltage drop
between the two
pins in the plug.
120 VAC.
Zero.
Defective timer
or wiring.
Defective
drain pump.
Drive motor operates in spin but not in agitation.
Note: Always check wiring
to the components.
No.
Transmission is
locked.
120 VAC.
Drive motor operates in
spin but not in agitation.
Disconnect power from the
washer, remove the front panel.
Can the motor pulley be turned in the
agitation direction?
Yes.
Measure the voltage drop
between the two terminals
of the lid switch.
Defective
lid switch.
Zero.
Defective
timer.
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Drive motor does not turn.
Note: Always check wiring to the components.
1
10
Drive motor does
not turn.
Harness plug for drive motor
Disconnect power from the
washer, remove the front panel.
Can the motor pulley be turned?
No.
Remove the belt and
see if the motor or
transmission is
locked.
No.
Defective
start capacitor.
120 VAC.
Yes.
Disconnect the wires from the
start capacitor and check it with an
Ohmmeter. Does the capacitor
charge and recharge when
the meter leads are reversed?
Yes.
Unplug the connector
from the drive motor,
reconnect the capacitor,
reconnect power and measure
the voltage drop between
pins 3 and 4 in the plug.
Defective
drive motor.
Zero.
Defective timer
or wiring.
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Drive motor operates
in agitation but not in
spin.
Drive motor operates in
agitation but not in spin.
Note: Always check wiring
to the components.
Disconnect power from the
washer, remove the front panel.
Can the motor pulley be turned?
No.
Defective tub
bearing.
No.
Yes.
Raise the top, reconnect power, set
the timer to spin. Does the lid lock latch
the lid?
Defective lid lock.
Yes.
Measure the voltage drop
between the two terminals of
the lid lock.
120 VAC.
Defective timer
or wiring.
Defective lid lock.
Slow water fill.
Slow water fill.
Note: Always check wiring
to the components.
Hoses are kinked or
faucets not turned on
completely.
Around
1 VAC.
Check the water hose for kinks and
that the faucets are turned completely
on.
Straighten hose and
turn the faucets
completely on.
Water pressure is
below 10 psi.
Hoses are not kinked and the
faucets are turned on completely.
Disconnect the water hoses
at the faucets and check the
water pressure.
Water pressure is
above 10 psi.
Disconnect the water hoses
at the washer, clean the valve
screens and check the hoses for any
restrictions.
Have homeowner
correct pressure
problem.
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Drive motor cycles off and on rapidly when
the speed switch is set to Normal.
Note: Always check wiring
to the components.
1
10
Drive motor cycles off and
on rapidly when the speed
switch set to Normal.
Harness plug for drive motor
Zero.
Defective
drive motor.
Infinity.
Defective speed switch.
Disconnect power, set the timer
to wash, remove the front panel and
unplug the harness from the drive
motor. Measure the resistance in the
plug between pins 7 and 9.
Infinity.
Remove the rear panel from
the console, set the speed switch to
Normal and disconnect the wire from
terminal 5 of the speed switch. Measure
the resistance between terminals 1
and 5 of the speed switch.
Drive motor cycles off and on rapidly when
speed switch is set to Gentle.
Note: Always check wiring
to the components.
Zero.
Defective
drive motor.
Infinity.
Defective speed switch.
Zero.
Defective timer
or wiring.
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1
Drive motor cycles off and
on rapidly when the speed
switch is set to Gentle.
Disconnect power, set the timer
to wash, remove the front panel and
unplug the harnesses from the drive
motor. Measure the resistance
between pin 1 in the small motor plug
to pin 9 in the large motor plug.
Harness plugs for
drive motor
Infinity.
Remove the rear panel from the
console, set the speed switch to
Gentle and disconnect the wire from
terminal 4 of the speed switch. Measure
the resistance between terminals 1 and
4 of the speed switch.
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Zero.
Defective timer
or wiring.
Drive motor cycles off and on rapidly when
speed switch is set to ExGentle.
Note: Always check wiring
to the components.
Zero.
Defective
drive motor.
Infinity.
Defective speed switch.
Drive motor cycles off and
on rapidly when the speed
switch is set to ExGentle.
Disconnect power, set the
timer to wash, remove the front panel
and unplug the harnesses from the drive
motor. Measure the resistance between pin
2 in the small motor plug to pin 9
in the large motor plug.
No.
Harness plugs for
drive motor
Infinity.
Remove the rear panel from the
console, set the speed switch to
ExGentle and disconnect the wire from
terminal 3 of the speed switch. Measure
the resistance between terminals 1 and
3 of the speed switch.
Auto Temp Control does not control the wash
water temperature within specifications.
Note: Always check wiring
to the components.
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1
Auto temp control does not control
the wash water temperature within
specification.
Unplug the wires from the sensor and
measure the resistance of the sensor.
Is the reading 50K ± 2%?
Yes.
Defective sensor.
Reconnect the sensor. Set
the timer to fill in wash, and measure the
voltage drop between terminal D of the temp
switch and neutral.
Zero.
120 VAC.
Defective temp
switch.
Defective auto
temp board.
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Zero.
Defective timer
or wiring.
Water fill does not turn off.
Note: Always check wiring
to the components.
Water fill does not turn off.
Disconnect electrical power.
Does the water stop coming in?
No.
Defective water
inlet valve
Yes.
Visually inspect the air bell and
pressure switch hose for any holes or
air leaks.
Air leak
or holes.
Tighten or
replace
defect part.
Defective pressure
switch.
Incorrect water level.
Note: Always check wiring
to the components.
Incorrect water level.
Visually inspect the
pressure switch hose for kinks or
restrictions.
Kinked or
restricted.
Straighten or
replace
defective part.
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Defective pressure
switch.
Washer will not fill in any
setting of the temp switch.
Note: Always check wiring
to the components.
Washer will not fill in any setting
of the temperature selector sw.
Are the faucets turned completely
on?
No
Turn the faucets
on.
Yes
Set the timer to the fill increment in
the rinse cycle and measure the
voltage drop between pin 2 of the
pressure sw. and neutral.
Zero.
120 VAC.
Defective timer.
Measure the voltage drop
between pin 1 of the pressure sw.
and neutral.
Zero.
Defective
pressure
switch.
120 VAC.
Unplug the the wires from the
cold water solenoid. Measure the voltage
drop between the two terminals in the
plug, not on the valve.
120 VAC.
Zero.
Defective
water valve.
Defective
timer.
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Washer will not fill in wash cycle, but will fill in
rinse with the temp switch set to Cold/Cold.
Note: Always check wiring
to the components.
Washer will not fill in wash cycle,
but will fill in rinse with the
temp switch set to cold/cold.
Measure the voltage drop between
pin C of the temp switch and neutral.
Zero.
120 VAC.
Defective temp
switch.
Defective timer.
Washer will only fill with cold water in the wash
cycle, with the temp switch set to Warm/Cold.
Note: Always check wiring
to the components.
Zero.
Defective timer.
Zero
Defective temp
switch.
Zero.
Washer will only fill with cold
water in the wash cycle, with the
temp switch set to warm/cold.
Measure the voltage drop between
terminal FF of the temp switch
and neutral.
120 VAC.
Measure the voltage drop between
pin C of the temp switch and neutral.
120 VAC.
Unplug the the wires from the
cold water solenoid. Measure the voltage
drop between the two terminals in the
plug, not on the valve.
120 VAC.
Defective water
valve.
Defective timer.
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Water temperature is too hot or too cold in the wash
cycle with the temp switch set to Warm/Warm.
Note: Always check wiring
to the components.
Water temperature is too hot or
too cold in the wash cycle with
the temp sw. set to warm/warm.
Set the temp switch to hot and then
to cold and compare the flows. The
hot water flow should be about 20%
less than the cold water flow.
Incorrect
flow.
Check that the
faucets are turned
completely on and
clean screens in
water valve.
Correct
flow.
Defective temp
switch.
Washer will only fill with hot water in the wash
cycle, with the temp switch set to Warm/Cold, but
does fill with cold in the rinse cycle.
Note: Always check wiring
to the components.
Washer will only fill with hot water in
the wash cycle, with the temp switch
set to warm/cold but does fill with
cold in the rinse cycle.
Measure the voltage drop between
pin FF of the temp switch and
neutral.
120 VAC.
Zero.
Defective temp
switch.
Defective timer.
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SECTION G - TEARDOWN
This section will describe how to remove components
from a top load washer. Unless stated, the procedure
will be the same on all top load washers. Unless stated,
reverse the procedure to reinstall the component.
Always remove electrical power from
the washer when working in an area where electrical
power is present.
Removing the knobs:
Timer knob: (some models)
1. The timer knob is threaded to the shaft. To remove
the timer knob push the knob in, to the off position,
and turn the knob counter clockwise.
Timer knob: (some models)
Timer skirt: (some models)
1. Remove the timer knob and the washer around
the timer shaft between the knob and the skirt.
2. Pull the skirt straight off.
1. The timer knob is held on the shaft by a locking rod
that extends to the rear of the timer. To remove the
knob, disconnect power, remove the rear panel of
the console and using a small screwdriver pull the
locking rod backward to release the knob.
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Timer skirt: (some models)
and in front by two spring loaded clips.
1. Remove the timer knob and pull the skirt straight
off
2. Insert a flat object, such as a putty knife, between
top and front panel to release the clip and lift up on
the top.
All other knobs:
1. The shafts of the knobs are D shaped and pull
straight off.
Removing the rear panel from console:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
Raising the top:
2. Remove the four screws holding the panel to the
console and the two screws holding the panel to the
top.
1. The top is held in the rear by hinges and slots
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Removing the timer: (some models)
4. Remove the screw holding the timer to the console
front panel.
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the rear panel from the console and the
timer knob and skirt.
3. Unplug the two wiring harnesses from the timer.
5. From the rear of the console lift timer locking tab
and slide the timer to the right to release it from the
control mounting plate and pull back on the timer.
Locking Tab
4. Remove the two screws holding timer to the console panel and pull the timer out the rear.
Removing the speed switch, option switch or temp
switch:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
Removing the timer: (some models)
2. Remove the knob from the switch and the rear
panel from the console.
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
3. Disconnect and mark the wires from the switch.
2. Remove the rear panel from the console and the
timer knob and skirt.
3. Unplug the wiring harness from the timer.
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4. The switch is held to control mounting panel by two
spring loaded ramping tabs and a locking tab.
3. The end of cycle signal is held to the control
mounting plate by four tabs and a locking pin.
TAB
TAB
PIN
TAB
TAB
4. Lift the locking pin with a small screwdriver and
slide the end of cycle signal down to release the
tabs.
5. Use a small screwdriver to lift the locking tab, turn
the switch about 1/8 of a turn counter clockwise
and pull back on the switch.
Removing the end of cycle signal:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply and
remove the rear panel from the console.
2. Disconnect the wires from the end of cycle signal.
Removing the end of cycle signal switch:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply and
remove the rear panel from the console.
2. Disconnect the wires from the end of cycle signal
switch.
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3. Squeeze the tabs on the side of the switch and push
the switch out the front.
4. Remove the pressure switch knob, remove the
screw and lift the assembly up
.
Removing the pressure switch assembly:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the back panel from the console,
disconnect the wires from the pressure switch and
disconnect the pressure hose.
Removing the electronic moisture sensor control:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the back panel from the console and
unplug the harness from the electronic moisture
sensor control.
3. Push up on the top tab to release the control.
3. The pressure switch assembly is held to the control
mounting plate by a tab and a screw.
SCREW
Removing the front closure:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the back panel from the console.
TAB
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3. With a small screwdriver, release the two tabs in the
center and the two tabs on each end that hold the
front closure to the end caps and console mounting
panel.
3. The console is held to the top panel by three slotted
tabs molded into each end cap and two screws
behind the front closure. Remove the two screws,
slide the console forward and lift up.
Removing the end caps:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
2. Disengage the console from the top.
Removing the console:
3. Release the two tabs at the top and one tab at the
front.
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the back panel and skirt from the console
and disconnect the components from the console.
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Removing the console’s front panel:
Removing the lid hinges:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the knobs and front closure from the
console.
2. Raise the top and remove the spring if removing
the left hand hinge.
3. Remove the lower screw holding the timer and roll
the top of the panel forward to disengage bottom tabs
of the panel.
3. Remove the two screws holding the hinge to the
lid.
4.
Removing the lid lock assembly:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
2. Raise the top and disconnect the wires from the lid
lock assembly.
3. Remove the two screws holding the lid lock
assembly to the top and slide the assembly away
from the top.
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Pull the hinge in and rotate the end of the hinge
counter clockwise while pulling.
Removing the lid spring:
Removing the water inlet nozzle assembly:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
2. Raise the top, raise the lid, unhook the spring from
the top and turn the other end of the spring out of
the lid hinge.
2. Raise the top, disconnect the hose from the
water valve.
Removing the lid:
Note:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the hinges and lift the lid off.
If equipped with ATC, disconnect wires from
ATC.
3. Remove the one screw holding the nozzle to the
top.
Removing the bleach dispenser:
1. The bleach dispenser is snapped into the top. Place
a screwdriver underneath the front corner and pop
the dispenser out.
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Replacing the top:
2. Disconnect the wiring and hoses from the valve.
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the console and disconnect the ground
wire.
3. Raise the top, unfasten the lid lock assembly, the
wiring to the lid lock assembly and nozzel assembly from the top.
4. Remove the lid and the dispenser top.
5. Disconnect the line cord, pull the wiring and
pressure hose through the opening in the top and lift
the top off the hinges.
3. Gain access to the rear of the washer and remove
the two screws holding the valve to the rear panel.
Removing the top hinges:
1. Gain access to the rear of the washer, remove the
one screw holding the hinge to the rear panel and
pull and rotate the hinge up.
Alternate water valve attachment:
3. Gain access to the rear of the washer and remove
one screw holding the valve to the rear panel.
Removing the water inlet valve:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply, turn
the water off and raise the top.
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Removing the ATC sensor:
Removing the drain pump:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply and
raise the top.
Note:
2. Unplug the wiring harness from the sensor and
remove the water inlet assembly.
There will be water in the pump so have a
pan or towels to catch it before
disconnecting the pump.
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
2. Unplug the wiring from the drain pump and remove
the one screw holding the drain pump shield to the
pump (if equipped). Release the tab and pull the
shield back.
Removing the front panel:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply and
raise the top.
2. Remove the two screws at the bottom of the panel
and slide the panel down to release the tabs from the
side panels.
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3. Disconnect the hoses and remove the two screws
holding the pump to the washer base.
Disassembling the drain pump:
Removing the softener dispenser:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
1. Raise the top and lift the softener dispenser off the
agitator.
2. Remove the drain pump from the washer.
3. The check valve is located in the output
connection of the pump. To remove the check
valve lift it off its tab.
Removing the mechanism cap:
4. To remove the rear pump housing, remove three
screws locking the housings together and pull the
housings apart. (Do not twist.)
1. Raise the lid, remove the softener dispenser.
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2. Remove the mechanism cap by placing a cloth
between pliers jaws and grasping the handle on the
cap. Pull upward firmly until cap pops out.
Removing the agitator:
1. Raise the top, remove the softener dispenser and
lift the cap out.
2. Using a 1/2” socket remove the bolt from the center
of the agitator shaft and lift the agitator off.
Reinstalling the mechanism cap:
1. Wipe the mechanism cap o-ring and sealing surface inside the upper agitator with a dry cloth to
remove any foreign material that might prevent a
proper seal. Do not wash out the agitator mechanism or contaminate it with any liquid. Reinstall the
mechanism cap by placing one side of the cap
under the plastic ridge at the level of the upper
agitator softener holes. Push the cap firmly downward. Using a padded instrument such as a rubber
coated pliers handle or a cushioned hammer
handle, work around the cap edge using light
vertical blows until seated. Excessive force may
crack the cap.
Then check the installation by:
a. Making sure the o-ring is properly seated in the
groove on the cap before installation.
b. Looking for the black o-ring through the
softener holes in the upper agitator. The cap
is not properly installed if any black can be
seen.
c. Check that the entire edge of the mechanism
cap is under the four plastic ridges on the
inside of the upper agitator.
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Removing the drive hub:
1. The drive hub is forced on the transmission shaft
by the bolt that holds the agitator to the transmission shaft.
2. Place a screwdriver between transmission shaft
and the drive hub and force the drive hub off.
Removing the splash tub cover:
Removing the spin basket:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
2. Raise the top and remove the front panel.
2. Remove the agitator and the splash tub cover.
3. Unsnap the pressure hose from the cover.
3. Using a 1/2” socket remove the five bolts holding the
spin basket to the trunnion.
4. Using a screwdriver unsnap the cover from the tub
and lift it off.
Removing the trunnion:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the agitator, splash tub cover and spin
basket.
3. Using a 1/2” socket loosen the two bolts holding the
lockplate to the agitator shaft and lift the trunnion
off the shaft.
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Removing the top half of the tub seal:
Removing the outer tub:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the agitator, spin basket and trunnion.
2. Remove the agitator, spin basket, trunnion and top
half of the tub seal.
3. Push down on the brass ring to release the rubber
seal and pull the seal and brass ring off the shaft.
3. Disconnect the drain hose, drive motor shield and
the pressure switch hose.
4. Using a 1/2” socket remove the three bolts holding
the tub to the leg and dome assembly, and lift the
tub over the transmission shaft.
Removing the bottom half of the tub seal:
Removing the tub bearing:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the agitator, spin basket, trunnion and top
half of the tub seal
3. Place your thumbs on the bottom seal towards you
and your fingers on the other side. Push down and
in with your thumbs and pull in and up with your
fingers to pop the seal out.
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1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply.
2. Remove the agitator, spin basket, trunnion, top half
of the tub seal and tub.
3. Turn the tub over and remove two screws holding
the bearing to the tub.
Removing the drive belt:
Removing the transmission:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply,
remove the front panel and the drive belt.
2. Check the setting of idler pulley spring.
2. Remove the agitator, spin basket, trunnion, tub
and transmission pulley.
3. Using a 3/8” socket remove the two bolts holding the
transmission bearing block to the transmission
mounting plate and remove transmission.
3. Push in on the idler pulley and turn the belt off.
Replacing the vertical springs:
Removing the transmission pulley:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply,
remove the front panel and the drive belt.
2. Using a 3/8” socket, loosen the locking screw of the
transmission pulley and drop the pulley off the
shaft.
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
2. The three vertical springs are not the same. The
springs are identified by two them being painted.
The spring without the paint goes in the left rear
across from the motor.
WITHOUT PAINT
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Removing the idler pulley assembly:
5. Pull the snubber out with the wire hook.
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply,
remove the front panel and the drive belt.
2. Release the front vertical and horizontal springs.
3. Release the small “C” clip from the transmission
stud and allow the assembly to drop down.
Reinstalling the snubber:
Before reinstalling the snubber the base must be wiped
out weather the snubber is replaced or not. A cloth wetted with denatured (camp stove) alcohol or rubbing alcohol will clean any residue, such as soap, or fabric softener off of the base and will also cut any waxes or oils
that may have been missed by the factory, during assembly. An old cloth work glove would work well also.
Make sure that the snubber area is wiped out well.
Note:
The “C” clip is very small and hard to find if
dropped.
Removing the snubber:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
2. Make a wire hook to pull the snubber out with.
Note : Never oil the base to stop snubber noise.
Inspect the teflon strips on upper and lower edges of the
snubber they must be perfectly smooth and undamaged
in any way.
Note:
The arrow on the side of the snubber. When
reinstalling or replacing the part, the arrow
must be pointing upward.
Removing the drive motor shield:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
Caution: Never place your hands or fingers under
the leg and dome assembly while it is
raised.
3. Release the front vertical and horizontal springs.
4. Place a 2” by 4” between the bottom rim of the leg
and dome assembly and the base and raise the leg
and dome assembly.
Note:
It is a good idea to be prepaired with some sort
of supports (like 3/4 inch pieces ofwood) to slide
between the lower edge of the assembly and the
base to help support it if it were to slide off of your
pry-bar.
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2. Disconnect the wires from the capacitor, remove
the two screws holding the shield to the tub and
rotate the shield down and out.
Removing the start capacitor:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
4. Remove the drive belt and (depending on the model)
disconnect the wiring harness or harnesses from the
drive motor.
2. Disconnect the wires from the capacitor and remove
the drive motor shield.
3. Release the strap plastic rivet to release the
capacitor from the shield.
5. Using a 3/8” wrench, remove the four nuts from the
motor studs, lift the motor up, tip it back and pull the
motor out the front.
Removing the drive motor:
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
2. Remove the front vertical and horizontal springs,
disconnect the wires from the capacitor and
remove the drive motor shield.
3. Remove the bolt from the front leg, raise the tub,
reinsert the bolt so that the bottom of the tub rests
on the bolt to raise the tub.
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Removing the leg and dome assembly:
8. Lift the leg and dome assembly out of the washer.
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply,
remove the front panel and disconnect the front
vertical and horizontal springs.
9. Remove the drive motor and the idler pulley.
2. Remove the three bolts holding the leg and dome
assembly to the tub.
1. Disconnect the washer from electrical supply and
remove the front panel.
3. Remove the drive belt and the transmission pulley.
2. Remove the drain pump and disconnect the
pressure switch hose.
4. Disconnect the tub drain and the pressure switch
hoses.
5. Remove the two bearing block bolts holding the
transmission to the transmission mounting plate
and lift the tub assembly and transmission out of
the washer.
Removing the base:
3. Unplug the wiring harness from the drive motor
and remove the plastic rivets holding the wiring
harness to the leg and dome assembly.
4. Remove the three vertical and horizontal springs
holding the leg and dome assembly to the base.
5. Lift the tub and the leg and dome assembly out of
the washer.
6. Remove the snubber.
7. Remove the three screws from each side and the
one screw in back holding the panels to the base.
6. Unplug the wiring harnesses from the drive motor
and drain pump.
7. Release the plastic rivets holding the wiring
harness to the legs and the two rear horizontal and
vertical springs.
8. Slide the base out the front.
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