Model
Regular
whirlpool
lA4OOOXK
Capacity
AUTOMATIC WASHER
Use& Care
Guide
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COPY Your Model
and Serial Numbers
When You need service,
or call
with Q question,
hove this information
reauy:
‘. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers
(from the Pkve under the lid near the
hinge).
2. Purchase dote from sales slip (or date
Installed),
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Here
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Before using
your Washer
Please read this booklet to be
sure your washer IS installed
and used
properly
It WIII help you get the best
results and longest life your washer was
designed
to give
You are personally
responsible for making sure that your
washer...
Is Installed by a qualified
installer
Is properly
Walled
and leveled on a
floor thai can support the weight.’
l Is connected
to the right kind of outlet,
electric
supply, water supply and drain.
l Is properly
electrically
grounded.’
l Is used
only for jobs normally
expected
of home automatic
washers
l Is properly
malntained.
l Is protected
from the weather
l Is not run by children
or anyone
unable to operate
it properly
Remove the Consumer
Buy
Guide label
It WIII be easier to remove
before the washer IS used
You may want to wipe out the
basket with a damp cloth before using
to remove dust from storing or shIppIng
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SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS: See the
laundry
Guide for tips on detergents, other laundry aids and
instructions
for washing special
items.
See the Installation
InstructIons
complete
InformatIon.
for
Contents
Before Using Your Washer
Loading Your Washer
1’
Understanding
Your Washer
Cleaning
the Lint Filter
Using Your Washer
Important
Detergent
Information
For a Pre Wash
For Rinsing Only
For Spinning Only
Cycle Operation
KNIT GENTLE
REGULAR HEAVY..
SOAK
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or Help
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Before Calling for Service
2 If You Need Service
3 If You Havea
Problem
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If You Need
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CAUTION: Store laundry detergent and additives
in a cool, dry
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Service
loading
your
Understanding
your Washer
:ycles
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For best washing results and
energy savings, sort the laundry
carefully.
1. Sort the laundry
into loads.
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Group the laundry into loads that
can be washed and dried together.
See the Laundry Guide for information and samples of typical
loads.
l Try to mix large
and small items for
best movement
in the washer.
2. Measure Detergent;
Add to
Washer Basket.
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See detergent
information
on page
6 and in Section IV of the Laundry
Guide.
l Add
dry bleach or water conditioner (not fabric softener) if used.
Follow the package
directions
carefully.
3. Dilute liquid Bleach Before Adding to the Washer Basket.
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See the “Laundry Aids” section of
the Laundry Guide for more
information.
4. load the Washer.
l Spread
the load evenly. (Don’t put
all the towels on one side and a few
wash cloths on the other.) An unbalanced load can cause the washer to
shake during spinning.
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Load without packing
so items can
move freely for best cleaning
and
least wrinkling.
5. Add Diluted Fabric Softener Only
to the Deep Rinse Cycle.
. DO NOT ADD FABRIC SOFTENER TO
THE WASH. Fabric softeners can combine with soap or detergent
to make
greasy stains on fabrics.
This automatic
washer has three
Each IS designed
for a fabric
It has a TEMPERATURE SELECTOR
-‘ou can select the wash water temperAre
best for the amount of soil and
iabnc type In each load.
You can control the amount
of
,vater that fills the washer by moving the
Control Knob according
to instructions
‘In page 5.
Sections In this Use & Core Guide
30 Into detail on the “what and why”
Jf each setting. Read this and the laun?iy Guide carefully
to get the best
cleaning
results.
Cleaning the lint
Filter
Water runs through the lint filter
nihenever
the washer agitates.
Check
often to make sure it’s clean and filter~ng at its best
To remove
it for cleaning,
press
the release and pull straight out. lnstructions for cleaning
are printed on the
bottom
of the filter
it
Using
Your Washer
Your automatic
dasher IS easy to
use To make It even easier, read the
followlng
steps before starting your first
load
Stari your ;Yasher after you put In
detergent,
the load, and any other
laundry aids according
to information
on page 3
1.
Set the TEMPERATURE SELECTOR.
Match
the type
washed
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the wash water temperature
of fabrics and so~is being
All rinses are cold
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2. Select
Washer.
a Cycle
and Start the
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Push ihe Cycle Control Knob in and
turn It to ihe right (clockwise)
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Stop when the pointer is on the nL’m~
ber of minutes you wani In the cycle you
want. NOTE: In the REGULAR HEAVY
and KNIT GENTLE Cycles, ihe washer will
fill only if the Control Knob points to a fill
area
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InstructIons
on which cycle to use for
each fabric hype are under the lid.
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To start ihe washer, pull ihe Cycle
Control Knob out When the cycle IS
over, the washer ~111stop
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To stop the washer at any time
during a cycle, push the Control
Knob in. Pull it out to restart ihe washer
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To change a setting, push ihe Con-
trol Knob In io stop the washer. Then
turn the Control Knob to the right (clockwise] to the setting you want Pull the
knob out to start the washer
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3.
To Use Less Wash Water.
When you have only a few Items
to wash, you may want to use less water
to help save energy. Setting the washer
to f//i wdh iess water a/so sets it for u
shorter agitation
time
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The washer WI// fill to Its highest level
(about 16.9 gallons or 64.0 liters) when
the Control Knob potnts to a ftll area
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To use less water, push the Control
Knob In and turn to the right (clockwtse)
to a fill area in either the REGULAR
HEAVY or KNIT GENTLE Cycle.
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Puli the Control Knob out, the washer
will start to fill
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When there IS as much water as you
want In the washer, push the Control
Knob tn. SLOWLY turn the Control Knob
to the right, past the fill area. Pull the
knob out to start
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You can have as many as 6, or as few
as 2, minutes of agitation
with a low
water level in the REGULAR HEAVY
Cycle. In the KNIT GENTLE Cycle, you will
have 2 to 4 minutes of agitation.
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For the SOAK Cycle, the washer fills to
its highest level with water of the
selected
temperature.
For a rinse, the
washer fills to Its highest level with cold
water
4.
Load Sizes.
For the best cleaning
results, tne
load should move freely In the water
Watch for rollover
An Item (Itke a sock)
should sink and come up again later
Important
Detergent
Information
.*,-Isher< W+ r‘c)r~8cl~sI.:‘-? tuck
Use
more detergent
'?pieri _ a +c : ,,' -3ap:
C71e3:
D\, loose?lng
~, i~l <I?by holding
8A r
tk,e dater sc I/ ;~IGI 1.o.vay If psot
erougk,
dete.gent
:, usea, ~011art::
hrt ca7 sett!e 230
11 +he items I+qe ,ood
SOAP h#~vk> : ,ei. lr ‘,a-* ‘,v~.:‘,:’
!J 4 grains hqrdress:
lr! harder water,
both the wasI; arc ‘bnse water should
be softened
use enough
soap tc
make cbout Ii ; to i lrccles (3 8 to 5 5
cm! of suds
DETERGENT &arks In h;:9 3’
so+: water
Package
directions
are
usuallv based on soft water and
? fcr mar3 ,b/ate~
Z t3r heav’; greasd SC
3 Iv SOlIS
C It the detergent
IS 1~ :,
phospnate
4 for cord-water
ti’ashes
DETERGENT SUDS. There are
high, normal and low sudsing Patti
aered aetergents
If the recom
mended
amount
of detergent
makes
toc much suds, switch +o a lower
sudsing brand
DO NOT REDUCE THE
AMOUNT of detergent
Use the following
chart OS
beginning
suggestions
for powdered
and liquid detergent
amounts
See
yourbundry
Guide for more infor-
mation
(pages
14-22).
WATER HARDNESS IN GRAINS
Powdered
Detergents
Low Suds
Normal
Suds
High Suds
No phosphate
Liquid
Detergents
O-4 Grains
4-10 Grains
IO-20 Grains
j; cup [I75 ml]
1 1 cups (250-300
rnL)
1~~ cups (425 ml]
1’~.1’2 cups
(300-350 mL)
2-2’A cups
(475-525 ml)
2’ 2 cups [ 600 mL)
1’; cups (300 ml]
?-I’ A cups
(300-350
2 cups (475 mL]
ml]
-Follow
package
recommendattons
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‘4 to 1 cup (60 to 250 mL), depending
on the brand
amount of SOII. Follow package
recommendations
* These recommendations
do not apply...
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In areas where phosphates
are banned.
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In areas with laws limiting (by weight or percentage)
of detergent
used in a wash load
and
the amount
For a Pre Wash
For “ligbl ogltotlon
2nd sps’
speeds, use toe asterisk ir rhie
REGULAR
HEAVY Cycle
Tne K?l r
GENTLE Cdcle has IO‘N agltatlor
and
spin speeds
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The dasher
IWater level
me odjustec
fills wltri cold water
and temperature
zan +
In this setting
For Spinning Only
Push the Cgcle C Ir +r ;N* n,jD Ip and
turn It to the 12~rn~r~.t- --lzrk ‘r: the SOAd
CYCLE
0 Pull ti?e Cor,*rol K :!; ._,t t star? the
washer
l The washer
WII’ ~II’ Jgl;a:e
for two
minutes. soali fore gh+ Tlnutes,
agliate
for two more and the-, drain and spin
[See DAK
CYCLE Ies~:r~~+1zr, on page
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There rmoy
warIt to dralr aut
start oder To s!op
time just pus> in
Knob
be times wher, you
all the wash swater and
the wosher at any
on the Cycle Control
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After filling, the washer may pause
before starting to agitate.
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For Rinsing Only
I3oCs wltbm *,xels
diapers,
peons
or heovliy s&e3 lte7 s if:!?r rmeed extra
‘detergent
Extra ae+er3erl:
c on require
an extra rinse
Jour washer
Jr8 t- ‘2 set to rinse
only Use the setting f:)r 1’ extra rinse or
for !aundry tQot ODi, ree,Yi :I rinse and
spin
There 1s on clsterlsc
)ust afrer
the numbers In two c /cIt?s if you push or’
on the Cycle Contr:;l Kr#o~ -urn tbe
pointer to one of those asterisks and pd11
the Control Knob out ii-e sdasher VIII
fill. agitate.
drain c~r~rj SCII-,
To set +he +Josher so It drains or-d
spins dater OUT of the load, push In or
the Control Knob, turn the dial tr, the
right clockwIse)
so the pointer IS +ouch
iqg The bar just before OFF in any c\/cie
The washer will drain, splr ou’
,A,a?er and stop
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Cycle Operation
‘he numbers in each cycle are
fsr ?he riumber of minutes you want the
WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE:
KNIT GENTLE CYCLE
Use for delicate
items and washable
synthetic
knits such as polyester,
nylon,
acrylic
Wash nylon hose or panty hose
In a net laundry bag.
. SET WATER TEMPERATURE
. PUSH IN KNOB, TURN TO
CYCLE AND TIME
l PULL OUT TO START
REGULAR HEAVY CYCLE
Use for sturdy white and colorfast
cottons, and for heavy work clothes
High
agitation
and spin speeds help get the
best cleaning
results.
. SET WATER TEMPERATURE
l PUSH IN KNOB, TURN TO
CYCLE AND TIME
l PULL OUT TO START
SOAK CYCLE
This cycie IS not for washing,
it soaks,
agitates,
spins out the water and stops
[no rinse) Use it for stained,
yellowed,
grey or heavily soiled laundry with a
detergent
or Dre-soak
product
Chlorine
bleach,
If wanted.
shculd be added
-9 tbie cycle you use after the SOAK
Cycle
. SET WATER TEMPERATURE
. PUSH IN KNOB, TURN TO
CYCLE AND TIME
l PULL OUT TO START
is over
TEMPERATURE SELECTOR. Rinse water IS
cold In all settings
You con also work
the Cycle Control Knob to use less water
when washing
small loads. (See page
5.1
NOTE: You may notice that some
of the “SPIN” cycles hove SPRAY
RINSES. Cold water is sprayed on the
spinning
load to help rinse and remove
detergent
residue
If you turn to a cycie ond stoft the
washer but change
your mm? push in
on the Cycie Control Knob an3 turn JO
the right [dockwise)
to the setting you
wanr Jhen GUI/ out to storf
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If You Need
Service or Help,
We suggest You
Follow These Three
Steps:
1. Before
calling
Are both
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water
faucets
open7
for service
Problems are sometrmes
caused
by little ihrngs you can correct
without
lools. Check this list before you call
for servrce
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT FILL:
l Is u fuse blown
or crrcuit-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 closed7
Is the power supply cord plugged
l Is a fuse blown
or circuit-breaker
tripped?
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l
in?
IF WASHER FILLS AND DRAINS WITHOUT
RUNNING:
l Make
sure that the Cycle Control
Knob is pornting to a number tn the
cycle
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Is the power
supply
cord
plugged
in’
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. If you need
service.
:
If your WHIRLPOOL’
appliance
ever
needs service anywhere
in the United
States, help IS just a phone call away.
to your nearest Whirlpool
franchised
TECH-CARE ’ servrce representative
Whrrlpool
maintains
a nationwide
network
of franchised
TECH-CARE service companies
to fulfill your warranty
and provide
after-warranty
service and
maintenance
to keep your WHIRLPOOL
appliance
rn peak conditron.
You’ll find your nearest TECH-CARE
service company
lrsted in your local
telephone
book Yellow Pages under
APPLIANCES - HOUSEHOLD - MAJOR
SERVICE & REPAIR Should you not find
a listing, dial free, the Whirlpool
COOL-LINE ’ service assistance
telephone number.
When calling from:
Michigan
(800) 632-2243
Alaska &
Hawaii
(800) 253-l 121
All other
states
(800) 253-1301
If you move...To
make sure that your
appliance
is correctly
installed
and to
insure rts continued
satisfactory
operation,
please telephone
your
nearest TECH-CARE ’ service company
for tnstallation
or to get the name of a
qualified
installer. (Installation
cost will,
of course, be paid by you.)
Helpful hints...You can help your
TECH-CARE service representative
grve
you faster service if you Include the
model and serial number of your
appliance
when requesting
service.
Also, retain your sales slip and warranty
to verify your warranty
status.
Remember...Your
TECH-CARE service
representative
IS specially
trained
in the
expert repairing
and servicing
of your
WHIRLPOOL appliances
He can help
you maintain
the quality
orrgrnally
built
into your WHIRLPOOL appliance.
So why
not take the time, now, to look up his
telephone
number and tot it down in the
space provided
on the cover.
3. If you have
a problem’
:
Call Whrrlpool
Corporatron
in Benton
Harbor at the COOL-LINE
service
assistance
telephone
number (see Step
2) or write
Mr Guy Turner, Vice President
Whirlpool
Corporation
Administrative
Center
2000 U S. 33 North
Benton Harbor, Michigan
49022
If you must call or write, please
provide
your name, address,
telephone
number, type of appliance,
brand, model, serial number, date of
purchase,
the dealer’s
name, and a
complete
description
of the problem.
Thus information
is needed
in order to
better respond
to your request for
assistance
&
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