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Use&C~r~Guide
Temperature
Load size
selector
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selector
Extra rinse
switch
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Cycle
knob
control
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Model and serial
number plate
(under lid)
Bleach
dispenser
Agitator
Tub
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Basket
MAGIC CLEAN-’
lint filter
(not shown)
SUPERCAPACITY
TWOSPEED
AUTOMATIC
WASHERS
L/MooxT LA93ooxT
Contents
Page
Important
Safety
Instructions..
Operating
Instructions
Starting your washer
What happens in each cycle
Other Operating
Instructions
Extra rinse option
Rinse and spin
Drain and spin
Soak cycle
MAGIC CLEAN8 lint filter
Liquid bleach dispenser
If You Need Service Or
Assistance.
Whirlpool
Automatic
Washer Warranty.
01989 Whirlpool Corporation
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Thank you for buying a Whirlpool
appliance. Please complete and mail
the Owner Registration Card provided
with this product. Then complete the
form below. Have this information ready
if you need service or call with a
question.
l Copy model and serial numbers
from plate (under lid near hinge) and
the purchase date from the sales slip.
9 Keep this book, the Laundry Guide
and the sales slip together in a
handy place.
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Model Number
Serial Number
Purchase
Service
Dale
Company
Phone Number
If your washer has a Consumer Buy
Guide label, remove it. It will be easier
to remove before the washer is used. TO
remove any remaining glue:
l Rub briskly with thumb to make a ball,
then remove.
or
l Soak area with liquid hand dishwashing detergent before removing
glue as described above.
Do not use rubbing alcohol or
flammable or toxic solvents, such as
acetone, gasoline, carbon tetrachloride,
etc. These can damage the finish.
ImportantSafetyInstructions
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grve off vapors that can create a
FIRE HAZARD or EXPLOSION.
l If hot water has not been used
recently (usually 2 weeks or
longer), hydrogen gases may build
up in the water heater and the hot
water pipes. HYDROGEN GAS IS
EXPLOSIVE. To prevent injury or
damage, before using your washer,
turn on all hot water faucets and
allow water to run for several
minutes. This will allow gases to
escape. DO NOT smoke or use
any open flame near the faucet
while it is open.
l You are responsible
for making sure that your washer:
- is installed, repaired, and has
parts replaced by a qualified
person.
- is properly installed and leveled
on a floor that can support the
weight.*
- is connected to the right kind of
outlet, electric supply, water
supply and drain.*
- is properly grounded.*
- is properly maintained.*
- is protected from the weather
and kept where the temperature
will not fall below freezing.
*See the lnstallatjon Instructions.
THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Read all instructions
before
using the washer.
NEVER wash items cleaned,
washed, soaked in or spotted with
wax, paint, gasoline, or in flammable fluids in the washer. The fumes
can create a FIRE HAZARD or
EXPLOSION. ALWAYS hand
launder and air dry fabrics containing these materials.
NEVER allow children to operate,
play with, or crawl inside the
washer. Close supervision of
children is necessary when the
washer is used near children.
When discarding an old washer,
ALWAYS remove the lid to prevent
accidental entrapment.
NEVER put your hands into the
washer until all motion stops. If the
lid is opened while the basket is
spinning, the basket will automatically stop in a few seconds.
DO NOT tamper with controls.
NEVER use or store flammable
fluids (dry-cleaning solvents,
kerosene) in or near your washer,
DO NOT add flammable fluids to the
wash water. These substances
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dditionalsafetyinstructionsandyour responsibilities
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ALWAYS store detergent, laundry
aids and other materials in a cool, dry
place where children can’t reach them
- in a locked cabinet if possible.
ALWAYS read and follow instructions
on packages of detergent and laundry
aids - especially warnings and
precautions.
HAZARDOUS
FUMES can be
formed if chlorine bleach is used in
the same wash as ammonia or acids
such as vinegar or rust remover.
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ALWAYS unplug the power supply
cord before attempting to service
the washer.
DO NOT machine wash glass fiber
materials. Small partrcles can stick to
fabrics washed in following loads and
cause skin irritation.
You are responsible
for making
sure that your washer:
-IS used only for jobs normally expected of home automatic washers.
- is not run by children or anyone
unable to operate it properly.
Operatinginstructions
The drawings in this book may vary slightly from your washer model. They are
designed to show the different features of all the models covered by this book.
NOTE: Your model may not include all the features shown.
Startingyourwasher
Be sure to measure and add detergent, then place a sorted load in the washer before
1. Select a load size
9 Position the Load Size Selector at the
setting that describes the size of load
you want to wash.
l The selector can be set anywhere
on
or between EX SMALL (a few items)
and EX LARGE (a full load).
l To change the water level after the
washer has started to fill, slide the
selector to RESET then to the desired
water level.
NOTE: Use the EX LARGE water level
ror best permanent press results.
2. Touch a temperature
selection
Match the water temperature to the
type of fabric and soils being washed.
l The top temperature
is the wash
selection and the bottom temperature
is the rinse selection.
l An indicator shows which temperature
has been selected.
NOTE: Use warm wash water with the
PERMANENT PRESS or KNITS/
GENTLE Cycles.
For heavily soiled permanent press
or knit clothes, presoak before washing
in warm water.
ALWAYS use cold rinse water for
permanent press fabrics.
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3. Select cycle and wash time
Start the washer
l Push in the Cycle Control Knob and
turn it to the right.
l Stop on the number in the wash cycle
you want. The numbers are minutes of
wash time.
l Start the washer by pulling out the
Cycle Control Knob. The washer will
fill to the selected water level with the
selected wash water temperature.
After filling, the washer will agitate for
the selected number of minutes.
l To stop the washer at any time, push
in the Cycle Control Knob. To restart
the washer, pull out the Cycle
Control Knob.
Whathappensin eachcycle
Each cycle has different agitation and
spin speeds 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 starts.
After agitation starts, the knob turns
clockwise until it points to OFF and the
cycle ends.
Gentle Wash System
For better fabric care in the REGULAR
and PERMANENT PRESS Cycles, the
agitation speed is reduced during the
last few minutes of wash agitation time.
NOTE: You may hear the sound of
water spraying during the spin parts of
some cycles. In some cycles, water is
sprayed on the spinning load to help
with the rinsing.
The washer will pause briefly
throughout each cycle. These pauses
are normal. They allow for the reversing
of the motor, normal washer operation
and the cool-down portion of the
PERMANENT PRESS Cycle.
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Operating
Continued
Instructions
Regular/Heavy
Cycle
A cycle for sturdily constructed fabrics
that are heavily soiled.
to Selected Level
Regular/Normal
Cycle
A cycle for regular loads of fabrics that
are moderately soiled.
to Selected Level
6 Minutes Low Speed
The washer will proceed to Extra
Rinse, if selected. See page 10.
The washer will proceed to Extra
Rinse, if selected. See page 10.
Permanent
Press/Normal
Cycle
A cycle designed for moderately soiled
permanent press and some synthetic
fabrics. The cool-down rinse helps keep
wrinkles from setting into these items.
Permanent
Press/Light
Cycle
A cycle designed for lightly soiled permanent press and some synthetic fabrics. The cool-down rinse helps keep
wrinkles from setting into these items.
to Selected Level
2 Minutes High Speed
Low Speed, Spray Rinse
Operating
Continued
Instructions
Knits Gentle/Normal
Cycle
(model LA9300XT)
A cycle that gently washes and spins
moderately soiled delicate items and
washable knits.
Knits Gentle/Light
(model LA9300XT)
Cycle
Knits Gentle Cycle
(model LA9100XT)
A cycle that gently washes and spins
lightly soiled delicate items and
washable knits.
4 Minutes Low
Alndicates
that machine is pausing for a brief soak period.
2 Minutes Low
Soak Cycle
Brief periods of agitation and soak time
help remove heavy soils and certain
stains that need extra pretreatment.
Use recommended amount of
detergent or pre-soak additive. The
SOAK Cycle should always be followed
by a wash cycle.
Super Wash Cycle
Use for washing heavily soiled loads
that require maximum soil removal.
Double the amount of detergent
recommended when using the
SUPER WASH Cycle.
to Selected Level
to Selected Level
8 Minutes No Agitation
REFILL
to Selected Level
After Partial Drain, the washer
automatically refills and goes into the
REGULAR/HEAVY
Cycle. Be sure to
use enough detergent for the double
wash.
NOTE: Special care is needed when
soaking laundry. See the Laundry
Guide for proper use of this cycle.
OtherOperatingInstructions
Extrarinseoption
For an automatic extra rinse in the
REGULAR Cycles:
l Touch the Extra Rinse ON pad before
a REGULAR Cycle starts. The ON
indicator will show. The washer will
automatically proceed into the extra
rinse and spin after the REGULAR
Cycle.
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If no extra rinse and spin is wanted in
a REGULAR Cycle, touch the Extra
Rinse OFF pad. Make sure the OFF
indicator is showing. If extra rinse is
not selected, the Cycle Control Knob
will stop at the orange line before
EXTRA RINSE OPTION when the
REGULAR Cycle is completed.
For an extra rinse in other cycles, see
“Rinse and spin.”
Rinseandspin
You may need an extra rinse and spin
for heavily soiled loads which have had
extra detergent added for proper
cleaning.
1. Push Cycle Control Knob in.
2. Turn clockwise to any dot on the dial.
3. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The
washer will fill to selected level,
agitate 2-4 minutes, drain and spin.
Drainandspin
Your washer can be set to drain and
spin out water.
1. Push Cycle Control Knob in.
2. Turn clockwise to the bar just before
the OFF area in any cycle. See
drawing.
3. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The
washer will drain and spin.
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Soakcycle
For best results, use warm water for
soaking stained laundry. Hot water can
set stains.
1. Use recommended amount of
pre-soak product or detergent.
2. Push Cycle Control Knob in.
3. Turn clockwise to point to a number
next to SOAK.
4. Pull the Cycle Control Knob out.
The washer will start.
5. When the cycle is over, add
detergent for the next selected wash
cycle. The SOAK Cycle should
always be followed by a wash cycle.
NOTE: See the Laundry Guide for
additional soaking information.
MAGICCLEAN”lint filter
The lint filter in your washer cleans
itself. Collected lint is drained away with
the wash and rinse water.
If your washer drains into a tub,
remove any lint collected in the drain or
strainer.
Liquidbleachdispenser
Always measure bleach. Do not guess.
Never use more than 1 cup (250 mL) for
a full load. Use less with lower water
level settings. Follow directions on
bottle for safe use. Use a cup with a
pouring spout to avoid spilling.
1. Load the washer first.
2. Pour measured bleach carefully into
dispenser. Do not let bleach splash,
drip or run down into washer basket.
Undiluted bleach will damage any
fabric it touches.
3. Start the washer. Bleach will be
diluted automatically during the
wash part of the cycle.
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If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance
Wesuggestyoufollow
thesefive 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 into
a live circuit with the proper voltage?
l Are both water faucets open?
l Have you checked your home’s main
fuses or circuit breaker box?
l Are the water supply hoses kinked?
l Is the Cycle Control Knob set and
pulled out?
If your
Is the
l Is the
a live
l Have
fuses
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washer does not spin:
lid closed?
power supply cord plugged into
circuit with the proper voltage?
you checked your home’s main
or circuit breaker box?
If your washer stops during
a cycle:
l Remember,
the washer pauses briefly
at different times in each cycle. These
pauses are normal.
If your washer fills and drains
without running:
l Make sure that the Cycle Control Knob
is pointing to a number in the cycle.
Make sure the drain hose is higher
than the water level in the washer.
If it isn’t:
. The washer may seem to be draining
during wash and rinse cycles.
l Water can siphon out.
(See Installation Instructions.)
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2. I! you
need
assistance!..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE% service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
l-800-253-1301
and talk with one of our trained consultants. The consultant can instruct you
in how to obtain satisfactory operation
from your appliance or, if service is necessary, recommend a qualified service
company in your area.
3. If you
need
service’...
Whirlpool has a
, nationwide network
of franchised TECHCARE” Service
companies. TECHCARE service technicians are trained to
fulfill the product warranty and provide
after-warranty service, anywhere in the
United States. To locate TECH-CARE
service in your area, call our COOLLINE service assistance telephone
number (see Step 2) or look in your
telephone directory Yellow Pages under:
4. If you have a problem*...
Call our COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number (see Step 2) and talk
with one of our consultants, or if you
prefer, write to:
Mr. Donald Skinner
Director of Customer Relations
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
Please include a daytime phone
number in your correspondence.
5. If you need FSP”
replacement
parts’...
FSP is a registered trademark of
Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts.
Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a replacement part for
your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement parts will fit right and work right,
because they are made to the same
exacting specifications used to build
every new Whirlpool appliance.
To locate FSP replacement parts
in your area, refer to Step 3 or call the
Whirlpool COOL-LINE service
assistance number in Step 2.
‘If you must call or write, please provide:
model number, serial number, date of
purchase, and a complete description
of the problem. This information is
needed in order to better respond to
your request for assistance.
Notes
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Notes
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Whirlpool’~Automatic
WasherWarranty
AWOO
LENGTH
OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
WILL PAY FOR
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP@ replacement parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials (including top and lid
rust) or workmanship. Service must be provided
by a franchised TECH-CARE@ service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement parts for any
gearcase assembly if defective
or workmanship. The gearcase
is shown below.
FSP replacement parts for any
LIMITED TEN-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement of outer tub should it crack, or
fail to contain water, due to defective materials
or workmanship.
WHIRLPOOL
pan of
in materials
assembly
top and lid rust.
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation of the washer.
2. Instruct you how to use the washer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing.
B. Repairs when washer is used in other than normal, srngle-family
household use.
C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed to be repaired in
the home.
D. Damage to washer caused by accident, misuse, fire, flood, acts of
God or use of products not approved by Whirlpool.
E. Any labor costs during the limited warranties.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR
CONSEQUENTIAL
DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation
of incidental or consequential damages so this limitation or exclusion may not
apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
Outside the United States, a different warranty may apply. For details, please
contact your franchised Whirlpool distributor or military exchange.
Gearcase assembly
covered by your
warranty
Part No. 3351540 Rev. A
01989 Whirlpool Corporation
Printed in U.S.A.
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