TLi+l 21 4a : Use&CareGuide Temperature 1 selector Load size Extra rinse switch Model Bleach and serial dispenser MAGIC CLEAN@ lint filter (not shown) SUPERCAPACITY TWOSPEED AUTOIWIATIC WASHER 6LA58OOXT Contents Page Important Safety 3 Instructions.. 4 Operating Instructions 4-5 Starting your washer . What happens in each cycle 5-9 Other Operating Instructions . . . . 10 10 Rinse and spin .. . .. Extra rinse option . . . . 10 10 Drain and spin . ... .. 11 Soak cycle , 11 Liquid bleach dispenser 11 MAGIC CLEAN@ lint filter If You Need Service Or 12 Assistance Whirlpool Automatic 16 Washer Warranty. 01990 Whirlpool Corporation Thank you for buying a Whirlpool appliance. Please complete the form below. Have this information ready if you need service or call with a question. l l Copy model and serial numbers from plate (under lid near hinge) and the purchase date from the sales slip. Keep this book and the sales slip together in a handy place. Model Number Serial Number Purchase Service Date 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 dishwashrng detergent before removing glue as described above. Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids or abrasive cleaners. These can damage the finish. See “Important Safety Instructions” on page 3. ImportantSafetyInstructions To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using your washer, follow basic precautions, including the following: l l l l l l l give 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. . 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.’ - 1sprotected from the weather and kept where the temperature will not fall below freezing. ‘See the Installation Instructions. - SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS - 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 Ild 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 automatitally 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 Additionalsafetyinstructionsandyour responsibilities l l l 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. l l l ALWAYS unplug the power supply cord before attempting to service the washer. DO NOT machine wash glass fiber materials. Small particles 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 expetted of home automatic washers. -is not run by children or anyone unable to operate it properly. 3 OperatingInstructions Startingyourwasher Be sure to measure and add detergent, then place a sorted load in the washer before starting it 1. Select a load size 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 small items) and EX LARGE (a full load). l To change the water level after the washer has started to fill, turn the selector to RESET, then to the desired water level. NOTE: For best washing results, items should move freely in the washer. Do not overload the washer or choose a water level that is too low for your wash load. For best results with permanent press clothes, use the EX LARGE water level. Reduce wash time when using EX SMALL or SMALL water level settings. Loads with only a few small items need less wash time for best results. l 2. Select water temperature Match the water temperature to the type of fabric and soils being washed. l The top temperature is the wash selection and Ihe bottom temperature is the rinse selection. NOTE: Use warm wash water with the PERMANENT PRESS or KNITS/ GENTLE Cycles. For heavily soiled permanenl press or knit clothes, pre-wash or pre-soak before washing in warm water. ALWAYS use cold rinse water for permanent press fabrics. l 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 krnds 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, Ihe 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 bnefly 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. 5 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 Selecled Level 6 Minutes Low Speed for Deep Rinse Hgh Speed, Spray Rinse 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. to Selected Level REFILL COOL-DOWN for Deep Rinse Low Speed, Spray Rinse 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 ILL COOL-DOWN Operating Continued Instructions Knits Gentle/Normal Cycle A cycle that gently washes and spins moderately soiled delicate items and washable knits. Knits Gentle/Light Cycle A cycle that gently washes and spins lightly soiled delicate items and washable knits. to Selected Level to Selected Level 2 Minutes Low Speed Alndicates 8 2 Minutes No Agitation 2 Minutes No Agitation 2 Minutes Low Speed 2 Minutes Low Speed Low Speed, Spray Rinse LOW Speed, Spray Rinse that machine is pausing for a brief soak period. Soak Cycle Brief periods of agitation and soak time help remove heavy sotls and certain stains that need extra pretreatment. Use recommended amount of detergent or presoak additive. The SOAK Cycle should always be followed by a wash cycle. to Selected Level 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 2 Minutes High Speed 4 Minutes High Speed WASHER STOPS Select Wash Cycle Special care is needed when soaking laundry. See the Laundry Guide for proper use of this cycle. After the partial drain, the washer automatically refills and goes into the REGULAR/HEAVY Cycle. Be sure to use enough detergent for the double wash. OtherOperatingInstructions Rinseandspin When using extra detergent for heavily soiled clothes, or washing special-care items, you may want an extra rinse and spin. 1. Push Cycle Control Knob in. 2. Turn clockwise to one of the dots on the dial, as illustrated. 3. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The washer will fill to selected level, agitate 2 minutes, drain and spin. Extrarinseoption You can automatically add an extra rinse and spin to the REGULAR Cycle, using the extra rinse option. l Flip the Extra Rinse switch to the ON position before the REGULAR Cycle starts, The washer will automatically go to an extra rinse and spin after the REGULAR Cycle is completed. l If no extra rinse and spin is wanted in the REGULAR Cycle, switch to the OFF position. The Cycle Control Knob will then stop at the end of the REGULAR Cycle, before reaching the dot on the washer dial. For an extra rinse in other cycles, see “Rinse and spin.” Drainandspin A drain and spin may help shorten drying times for some heavy fabrics or special-care Items by removing excess water. 1. Push Cycle Control Knob in. 2. Turn clockwrse to any bar just before an OFF area on the dial, as illustrated. 3. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The washer will drain and spin. 10 SoakCycle For best results, use warm water for soaking stained laundry. Hot water can set stains. 1. Use recommended amount of detergent or pre-soak product. 2. Push Cycle Control Knob in. 3. Turn clockwise to point to the number in the SOAK Cycle. 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. 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. MAGICCLEAN”lint filter MAGIC CLEAN lint filter interior The lint filter at the bottom of the washer basket cleans itself. Dunng agitation, wash and rinse water pass over the filter, separating lint from water. The collected particles of lint are then continuously spun away from the filter and washed out of the system at the end of the wash cycle. If your washer drains into a tub, remove any lint collected in the tub or strainer. 11 If YouNeedServiceOrAssistance We suggestyou follow thesesteps: 1. Before calling for assistance... Performance problems often result from little things you can find and fix yourself without tools of any kind. NOTE: If the power supply cord of this product is damaged, it must be replaced by a special cord, part number 3353308, available from authorized WhirlpoolSM service companies. If your washer does not fill: 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? l If your washer does not spin: Is the lid closed? . Is the power supply cord plugged into a live circuit with the proper voltage? l Have you checked your home’s main fuses or circuit breaker box? l 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: l The washer may seem to be draining during wash and rinse cycles. l Water can siphon out. (See Installation Instructions.) 12 2. If the problem is not due to one of the above items’... l Contact the dealer from whom you purchased the unit, or an authorized WhirlpoolSM service company. 3. 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, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the unit, or an authorized Whirlpool service company. *When requesting assistance, 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. Notes Notes 14 Notes 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 bv an authorized WhirlooolSM service comoanv. 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 part 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, single-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. Gearcase assembly covered by your Part No. 3353305 01990 Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.