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Model
LA558OXS
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MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
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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
When you need service or call with a
question, have this information
ready:
Model Number
1. Complete
Model and Serial Numbers
(from plate under the lid near the
Serio, Number
hinge].
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information
in these spaces.
Purchase Dote
Keep this book, your “Laundry Guide” and
sales slip in the Laundry
Information
Service Company
Phone Number
Center.
Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration
Card furnished
this product.
with
Your responsibilitie
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 qualified installer.
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
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
MAGIC CLEAN& Lint Filter
CARING FOR YOUR
WASHER..
Winterizing
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE..
WASHER WARRANTY
6 1986 Whirlpool
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Starting your washer
1. Measure and add detergent
2. Place sorted load in washer.
3. Start the washer.
Select a
1. LOAD SIZE
l
l
2.
Turn the knob to point at a setting
that describes the size of load you
want to wash.
Set the knob anywhere on or between EX SMALL (a few small items]
and EX LARGE (a full load).
NOTE: Use the EX LARGE water
level for best permanent
press
results.
Select WATER
TEMPERATURES
Match the wash and rinse water
temperature
to the type of fabrics and
soils being washed.
l 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.”
l
LOAD SIZES AND WATER LEVELS
For best cleaning
results,
load must be able to move
in the water. Too big a load
little water can cause wear
tearing of load items.
the
freely
or too
or
3. Start the washer
A. Push in the Control Knob and turn
it to the right. It must be pushed in
and turned only clockwise.
C. Start the washer by pulling out
B.
Stop on a number in the cycle
you want. The numbers are minutes of wash time. The drawing
shows 10 minutes of agitation in
the REGULAR NORMAL Cycle.
D. To stop the washer at any time,
the Control Knob. The washer will
push in the Control Knob. To
fill to the level you set with wash
water of the selected temperature. After filling, the washer will
agitate for the selected number
of minutes.
restart the washer, pull out the
Control Knob.
What happens in each cycle*
Each cycle has different agitation and spin speeds designed
fordifferent
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 clock-wise
until it points to OFF and the cycle ends.
REGULAR HEAVY Cycle
A cycle for sturdily constructed fabrics that are
heavily soiled.
REGULAR NORMAL
Cycle
A cycle for regular loads
of fabrics that are moderately soiled.
PERMANENT
PRESS
q
REFILL
A cycle designed
for moderately soiled permanent
press and some synthetic
fabrics. The cool-down
rinse helps keep wrinkles
from setting into these
items.
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COOL
DOWN
NOTE: You may hear the sound of water spraying during the spin parts of some
cycles. In some cycles, cold water is sprayed on the spinning load to help with
the rinsing.
For better fabric care in the REGULAR and PERMANENT PRESScycles, the agitation
speed is reduced during the last few minutes of wash time.
PERMANENT
b
PRESS LIGHT Cycle
I
A cycle designed
for
lightly soiled permanent
press and some synthetic
fabrics. The cool-down
rinse helps keep wrinkles
from setting into these items,
KNITS/GENTLE
NORMAL
Cycle
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A Indicates
the machine is
pausing for a brief soak
period.
washes and spins moderately soiled delicate items
and washable
knits.
GHT Cycle
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A Indicates
the machine is
pauslng for a brief soak
period.
A cycle that gently
washes and spins lightly
soiled delicate
items and
washable
knits.
SUPER WASH Cycle
a
Use for washing heavily
soiled loads that require
maximum soil removal.
Double the amount of
detergent
recommended
when using the SUPER
WASH Cycle.
1r
FILL
for
Deep
DRAIN
No
\gitotior
RINSE
High
1 Speed
DRAIN
No
Agitation
Rinse
WASH
Low
Speed
FILL
for
Deep
Rinse
-DRAIN
No
Agitation
I-
SPIN
Low
Speed
I-G-l
for
)I II
Deep
Rinse
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1
The washer will proceed to the
REGULAR/HEAVY Cycle. If you
want a different cycle to follow
SUPER WASH, push in the cycle
control knob, turn to the cycle and
time you want, pull knob out to
start.
Other operating instructions
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.)
1. Push Control Knob in.
2. Turn clockwise to any l on the dial.
Your washer can be set to drain and
spin out water.
1. Push Control Knob in.
2. Turn clockwise to the bar just before
the OFF area in any cycle. See
See above drawing.
3. Pull Control Knob out. The washer
will till to selected level; agitate 2
minutes; drain and spin.
For agitation
and spin speeds
above dmwlng.
3. Pull Control Knob out. The washer
will drain and spin.
in each cycle, see pages
MAGIC CLEAN@ lint filter
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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.
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6-9.
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 pocket 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 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.
2. Put a quart of
automotive-type
antifreeze in the
basket.
To use the washer again...
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2. Connect hoses to the washer
3. Turn on the water
12
faucets.
3. Set the washer for a
DRAIN and SPIN (see
page IO). Let it run
for about 30 second.
to mix the antifreeze
and water.
plete cycle with
one cup of detergent to clean out
the antifreeze.
If you need service or assistance,
we suggest you follow these five steps:
1. Before
calling for
assistance...
Performance
problems oflen result
from little things you can find and fix
yourself without tools of any kind.
l
If your washer
l
does not till:
Have you checked
your home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
Are the water supply hoses kinked?
Is the Cycle Control Knob set and
pulled out?
l
It your washer does not spin:
Is the lid closed?
l Is the power
supply cord pluggeC
into a live circuit with the propel
voltage?
l Have
you checked
you home’!
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
l
If your washer fills and drains
without running:
l Make
sure that the Cycle Control
Knob is pointing to a number in the
cycle.
Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper
voltage?
l
l
Are both water faUCetS
open?
Make sure the drain hose is higher
than the water level in the washer.
If it isnY:
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
as&stance%.
Call Whlrlpool
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
senice’k...
Whirlpool
has a
nationwide
network
1 of franchised TECH-
are trained to fulfill the product warranty and provide
after-warranty
service,
anywhere
in the United
States. To locate our COOL-LINE service assistance
telephone
number
(see Step 2) or look in your telephone
directory Yellow Pages under:
14
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. Robert Stanley
Division Vice President
Whirlpool Corporation
2000 US-33 North
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
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.
*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
WHIRLPOOL
AUTOMATIC
WMHER
W-T-Y
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Dote of Purchase
FSP- replacement
parts ond repair labor to
correct defects in materials
or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CARE’ service company.
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP replacement
case assembly
workmanship.
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
WILL PAY FOR
parts for any part of gearif defective
in materials
or
WILL NOT PAY FOR
A. Service calls to:
1. Correct the installation
of the washer
2. Instruct you how to use your washer.
hOuSe
fuses or correct house winng or plumbing.
3 Replace
B. Repairs when washer is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and deliver. This product
is designed
to be repaired
in the
home.
D. Damage
to wosher caused
by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts
of God or use of products
not opproved
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 militory exchange.
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