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AUTOMIATIC
I WASHER
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LOAD
LAUNDRY
INFORMATION
TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
i\
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
here
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When you need service or call with a
._____
Mode!
Number
question, have this information
ready
I. Complete
Model
and Serial Num-__
bers (from plate under the lid nearthe
Serial
Number
hinge).
2. Purchase date from sales slip
Purchase
Date
Copy this information
In these spaces.
Keep this book in the Laundry Information Center with your “Laundry
Guide,”
Serwce
Company
/
Phone
Number
sales slip and warranty
There is no warranty
registration
card to return. Proof-of-purchase
all that is required
for in-warranty
service.
2
is
Your responsibilities
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
2
PARTS AND FEATURES
3
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES
SAFETY FIRST
:
STARTINGYOUR WASHER
6
WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE
OTHER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 8
8
For a Rinse and Spin
8
For a Drain and Spin
For a Soak or Pre-Wash
CARING FOR YOUR WASHER
:: :
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
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ASSISTANCE
1. Before Calling for
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Assistance
2. If You Need Assistance
: : : 11
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3 If You Need Service
4. If You Have a Problem
: : : : : 11
\c 1984 Whirlpool
Corporation
-SAVE
THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Starting
your washer
I. Measure and add detergent
2. Place sorted load in washer.
3. Start washer.
Before starting
your washer:
/
Select
1. LOAD
l
/ Select WATER
TEMPERATURES
a
SIZE
2.
The water level can be set for
EX SMALL or LARGE loads. Select
the water level that matches
the load size.
See your”Laundry
Guide”
details on load sizes.
LOAD
SIZES
AND
l
l
for
WATER
Use less than a full tub of
water when you have less than
a full load to wash.
LARGE (16.9 gals.164.0
EX-SMALL (9.9 gals./37.5
*Approximate
Match the wash water temperature
to the type of fabrics
and soils being washed.
All rinses are cold.
Recommended
wash temperatures can be found in your
“Laundry
Guide” and printed
under the washer lid.
LEVELS
For best cleaning
results,
the load must be able to move
freely in the water. Too big a
load or too little water can
tear items.
L)*
L)*
fill with load.
I
Select CYCLE
and WASH
Start the washer
TIME:
A.
Push in the Control Knob and
turn it to the right. The knob
must be pushed and turned
only clockwise.
6. 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: The washer will fill only
when the knob points to a fill
area.
C.
Start the washer by pulling out
the Control Knob. The washer
will fill to the level You set with
wash water of the selected
temperature.
After filling, the
washer will agitate forthe
selected
number of minutes
D.
3.
To stop the washer at any
time push in the Control Knob.
To restart the washer, pull out
the Control Knob.
To set the controls for a rinse and
spin, a drain and spin, or a soak
5
or pre-wash, see page 8.
What happens in each cycle
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 start After agitation
starts, the knob turns
REGULAR
KNIT/GENTLE
HEAVY
Cycle
Cycle
Low agitation
and spin
speeds and shorter wash
time gently wash delicate
items and washable
synthetic
knits.
SOAK
Cycle
Periods of agitation
and
soaking trme clean
stained, yellowed,
gray
or heavily soiled laundry.
Use recommended
amount of detergent.
1 rl
FILL
to
Selected
Level
WASH
2
1 Minutes
Low
Speed
clockwise
until it points to OFF and the cycle ends.
NOTE:You may hear the sound of water spraying
some cycles. In some cycles, cold water is sprayed
help with the rinsing.
during the spin parts of
on the spinning
load to
r
I
1
Special care is needed
when soaking or pre-washing
See your “Laundry
Guide” for proper use of this cycle.
laundry.
I
Other operating
: 1,
^ .
,a,,’
instructions
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For a rinse and spin
For a drain and spin
You may need an extra rinse and
spin for heavily soiled loads which
need more detergent.
(Extra detergent can require an extra rinse.]
l Push Control
Knob in.
l Turn clockwise
to any l on the
dial. See above drawing.
l Pull Control
Knob out.
l The washer
will fill with cold
water to selected
level, agitate
2 minutes. drain and spin.
Your washer can be set to drain
and spin out water.
l Push Control
Knob in.
l Turn clockwise
to the bar just
before OFF in any cycle. See
above drawing.
l Pull Control
Knob out.
l The washer
will drain and spin.
For agitation
and spin speeds
in each
cycle,
see pages
6 and 7.
For a soak or pre-wash
For best results, use warm water
for soaking or pre-washing
stained
laundry.
l Use enough
detergent
or pre-soak
product for a single load.
l Push Control
Knob in.
l Turn clockwise
to point at a number
in the SOAK Cycle...use
the 12minute mark for a pre-wash.
l Pull Control
Knob out.
l When the cycle
is over, add detergent for the next selected
wash
cycle. Important:
See addltlonal
care Information
on page 7 of your
“laundry
Gulde!’
l Set the washer
and start the next
selected
wash cycle.
To start the soak or pre-wash with agitation,
the Cycle Control
Knob must point to a number in the SOAK Cycle.
8
Caring for your washer
WHEN NOT WASHING, keep both
water faucets turned off. This takes
the pressure off the water inlet valve
and hoses.
towipe the outside and inside dry.
Leave the lid up until the basket is dry.
Wipe up spills right away. They 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.
9
WINTERIZING
Because some water stays in the washer, freezing 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..
,
1. 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 81. Let it
run for about 30
seconds to mix the
antifreeze
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..
. 3. If you need service*. . .
Whirlpool
has
a nationwide
net: work of franchised
TECH-CARE” Service Companies.
Performance
problems
often result from little things you can find
and fix yourself without tools of any
kind.
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT Fill:
Is the power supply cord
plugged
in?
l Are both
water faucets open?
l Are fuses blown
or circuit-breaker
tripped?
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?
l Is the power
supply cord
plugged
in?
l Is a fuse blown
or circuit-breaker
tripped?
IF 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 “lnstallation
Instructions:‘]
1. FR*NcHISEDsERVrCE
~--
1 TECH-CARE
Serv-
ice technicians
are trained to fulfill
the product
warranty
and provide
after-warranty
service, anywhere
in
the United States. To locate
TECHCARE service in your area, call our
COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone number [see Step 2) or look in
your telephone
directory
Yellow
Pages under:
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2. If you need assistance*.
..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE”
service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial tree from:
Continental
U.S. . (800) 253-1301
. . . . . . . (800) 632-2243
Michigan
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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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. Guy Turner, Vice President
Whirlpool
Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
*If you must call orwrite, 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
FSP is a registered
trademark
ot Whirlpool
Corporation
for
qualrty parts. look tor this
FSP
symbol of quality whenever
8 you need a replacement
part
tar your Whirlpool
appliance.
FSP replacement
parts
will tit right and work right, because
they are
mode to the same exacting
specifications
used to build every new Whirlpool
appliance.
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