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Whirlpool LA5400XM Operating instructions
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TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
LAUNDRY
INFORMATION
CENTER
/
CYCLE
MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
(not shown)
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CLOTHES GUARD
-AGITATOR
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BASKET
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TUB
Remove
the Consumer
Buy Guide label. It will be
easier to remove
before
the washer is used.
You should wipe out the
basket with a damp cloth
before
using to remove
dust
from
storing
or
shipping.
Copy
your
Model
and Serial
Numbers
When you need service or call with a
question, have this information
ready:
1. Complete
Model
and Serial Numbers (from plate under the lid near the
hinge).
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Keep this book in the Laundry Information Center with your”Laundry
Guide:’
sales slip and warranty.
There is no warranty
registration
to return.
that is required
for in-warranty
service.
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Model
Senal
here
Number
Number
Purchase Date
Service Company/
Phone Number
Proof-of-purchase
is all
Your
onsibilitie
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Read this “Use and Care Guide”
and your “Laundry Guide” carefully for Important
use and safety
information.
You are personally
responsible
for making
sure that your
washer...
l is installed
by a qualifiedinstaller.
l is properly
installed
and
leveled
on a floor that can
support the weight.*
l is connected
to the right kind
of outlet, electric
supply, water
supply and drain:
l is properly
grounded..
l is used
only for jobs normally
expected
of home automatic
washers.
l is properly
maintained.
l is protected
from the weather
and kept where the temperature will not fall below freezing.
l is not run by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly.
*See the “Installation
Instructions”
for complete
information.
Contents
Page
PARTS AND FEATURES
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
SAFETY FIRST
STARTING YOUR WASHER
WHAT HAPPENS IN
EACH CYCLE
OTHER OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
For a Rinse and Spin
For a Drain and Spin
CARING FOR YOUR WASHER
Winterizing
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
1. Before Calling for
Assistance
2. If You Need Assistance
3. If You Need Service
4. If You Have a Problem
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Starting
your washer
Before starting
your washer:
1. Measure and add detergent.
2. Place sorted load in washer.
3. Start washer.
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Select WATER
1. TEMPERATURES
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FILL AREA-
Match the wash water temperature
to the type of fabrics and soils being
washed.
All rinses are cold. Cold rinses save
energy and help prevent wrinkles
from setting into fabrics.
Recommended
wash temperatures
can be found in your “Laundry Guide”
and printed under the washer lid.
2.
Select
CYCLE
and WASH
A. Push in the Control Knob and
turn it to the right. It must be pushed
in and turned only clockwise.
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TIME;
Start
the washer
B. Stop on a number in the cycle
you want. The numbers are minutes of
wash time. The drawing
shows 8
minutes of agitation
in the REGULAR
HEAVY Cycle. NOTE: In the REGULAR
HEAVY and SHORT Cycles, the washer
will fill only when the knob points to a
“fill” area (shaded in drawing).
C. Start the washer by pulling out
the Control Knob. After filling, the
washer will agitate for the selected
number of minutes.
3.
To select
a WATER
D.
To stop the washer at any time,
push in the Control Knob. To restart
the washer, pull out the Control Knob
LEVEL
HIGH LEVEL WATER.The washer WIII
automatically
fill to its highest level...
about17.2gallons(65.lL)...whenthe
Control Knob points to a FILL area or
anywhere
in the PERMANENT PRESS
Cycle.
Be careful to use enough water
for the load. Too big a load or
too little water can result in
a wash that isn’t clean; some
items can be torn,
LOWER WATER LEVELS. Settrng the
washer to fill with less water also sets
rt for shorter wash ttme
1. Push the Control Knob rn and turn tt
clockwise
to a ftll area in the cycle
you want
2. Pull the Control Knob out, the
washer wtll start to fill
3. When there IS as much water as
you want in the washer, push IN the
Control Knob SLOWLY turn the Control Knob clockwise
past the fill area.
Pull out the knob to start the washer
For all rinses, the washer fills to its
highest level with cold water.
Overloading
or packing
cause poor cleaning;
l increase
wrinkling;
l cause
excessive
lint;
l wear
out or tear items.
can...
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DO NOT
OVERLOAD
DO NOT LOAD
ABOVE CLOTHES GUARD
See pages 6 and 7 in
your “Laundry
Guide:’
What happens in each cycle*
Each cycle has been designed
for different kinds of fabrics. Numbers on
the dial in each cycle are the minutes of WASH agitation
time.
When the Cycle Control Knob is set to a number and pulled out, the washer
fills before agitation
and timing start After agitation
starts, the knob turns
clockwise
until it points to OFF and the cycle ends.
REGULAR
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HEAVY
Cycle
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PERMANENT
PRESS
Off
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permanent
press
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High agitation
and
spin speeds help remove
heavy soils and spin
water from heavy or
sturdy cotton fabrics.
Cycle
Cooling of the wash water
before the spin helps
keep wrinkles from setting
into permaneni
press
fabrics.
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a
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SHORT
Cycle
Use for delicate
items that
need a short wash and
spin time. Wash nylon hose
or panty hose in a net
laundry bag.
FILL
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*NOTE: THE WASHER WILL PAUSE BRIEFLY THROUGHOUT EACH
CYCLE. These pauses are normal. They allow for the reversing
of the motor, normal washer operations,
and the cool down
portion of the PERMANENT PRESS Cycle.
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Speed
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NOTE:You may heal ’ the sound of water spraying
some cycles. In some cycles, cold water is sprayed
help with the rinsing.
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1 Rinses 1’ 1
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WASH
High
Speed
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4 Spray
Rinses
during the spin parts of
on the spinning
load to
1
FILL
Cold
The washer pauses for about
minutes after partial drain.
RINSE
High
Speed
DRAIN
S:N
11%
Other operating
For a rinse
instructions
and spin
You may need an extra rinse and
spin for heavily soiled loads whrch
need more detergent
[Extra detergent can require an extra rinse.]
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Push Control Knob In
9 Turn clockwrse
to any *on the dial.
See drawing.
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Pull Control Knob out.
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The washer will fill with cold water,
agitate 2 minutes,drain
and spin
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The water level can’t be
adjusted
in this setting.
For a drain
and spin
Your washer can be set to drain
and spin out water
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Push Control Knob In.
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Turn clockwise
to the bar lust before
OFF in any cycle. See drawing.
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Pull Control Knob out.
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The washer will drain and spin.
Caring for your washer
WHEN NOT WASHING, keep both
water faucets turned off. This takes
the pressure off the water inlet valve
and hoses.
AFTER WASHING, use a soft dry cloth
to wipe the outside and inside dry.
Leave the lid up until the basket is dry.
Wipe up spills right away. Spills can
dull or damage
the finish.
REMOVE SHARP OBJECTS such as pins,
buckles,
etc., from clothes
before
washing. Close metal zippers.
SHARP OR HEAVY OBJECTS should
never be put on or in the washer.
Check pockets for bolts, nuts,
tools, etc.
SOME PRETREATMENT PRODUCTS
can damage
washer and dryer dials,
consoles and finishes. Do not use
these products
on or near your
washer or dryer.
Winterizing
Because some water stays tn the washer freezring can cause a lot of damage.
If your washer IS
stored or moved during the cold weather
1. Shut off both water
faucets Disconnect and drain
water Inlet hoses
To use the washer
2. Put a quart of
automobile-type
antifreeze
In the
basket
again..
.
I. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2. Connect hoses to the washer.
3. Turn on the water faucets.
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3. Set the washer for a
DRAIN and SPIN
[see page 8). Let it
run for about 30
seconds to mix the
anttfreeze
and
water
4. Run the washer
through a complete cycle with
one cup of detergent to clean out
the antifreeze
If you need service or assistance, we suggest
you follow these four steps:
1. Before
calling
for assistance..
Performance
problems
often result from little things you can find
and fix yourself without tools of any
kind.
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT FILL:
l Is the power
supply cord
plugged
in?
l Are both
water faucets open?
. Are fuses blown or circuit-breaker
tripped?
l Are the water
supply hoses
kinked?
l Is the Cycle
Control Knob set and
pulled out?
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT SPIN:
Is the lid closed?
l Is the power
supply cord
plugged
in?
l Is a fuse blown
or circuit-breaker
tripped?
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IF YOUR WASHER STOPS DURING
A CYCLE:
l Remember,
the washer pauses
briefly throughout
each cycle.
These pauses are normal.
MAKE SURE THE DRAIN HOSE IS
HIGHER THAN THE WATER LEVEL IN
THE WASHER. IF IT ISN’T...
l The washer
may seem to be
draining
during wash and rinse
cycles.
l Water
can siphon out. (See “lnstallation
Instructions”]
2. If you need assistance*...
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE‘
service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial tree from:
Continental
U.S. . (800) 253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Alaska & Hawaii
(800) 253-1121
and talk with one of ourtrained
Consultants. The Consultant
can instruct
you in how to obtain satisfactory
operation
from your appliance
or, if
service is necessary,
recommend
a
qualified
service company
in your
area.
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and provide
after-warranty
service, anywhere
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TECHCARE service in your area, call our
COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number [see Step 2) or look in
your telephone
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assistance
telephone
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Step 21 and talk with one of our Consultants, or if you prefer, write to:
Mr. Guy Turner, Vice President
Whirlpool
Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
‘If you must call or write, please provide model number, serial number.
date of purchase,
and a complete
description
of the problem.
This information
is needed
in order to better respond
to your request
for
assistance.
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trademark
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