Whirlpool LA7685XM Operating instructions

Whirlpool LA7685XM Operating instructions
AUTOMATIC
WASHER
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LA7680XM
and
LA7685XM
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wave Ovens, Trash Compactors, Room Air Condltloners, Dehumldllvxs.
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Automatic Washers. Clothes Dryers. Freezers. Refngerator-Freeze
Parts and features
LOAD
LAUNDRY
INFORMATION
TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
/
MAGIC CLEAN’
LINT FILTER
(not shown)
CYCLE
CONTROL
KNOB
FABRIC SOFTENER
MODEL AND SERIAL
NUMBER PLATE
(not shown)
AGITATOR
Remove
the Consumer
Buy Guide label. It will be
easier to remove
before
the washer is used.
You should wipe out the
Copy your Model and Serial Numbers
When you need service or call with a
question, have this information
ready:
1. Complete
Model
and Serial Numbers (from plate under the lid near the
hinge].
2. Purchase date from sales slip.
Copy this information
in these spaces,
Keep this book in the Laundry Information Center with your”Laundry
Guide,”
sales slip and warranty.
There is no warranty
registration
to return.
that is required
for in-warranty
service.
Model
Serial
here
Number
Number
Purchase Date
Service Company/
Phone Number
Proof-of-purchase
is all
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.* is used only for fobs 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
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
For a Soak or Pre-Wash
Liquid Bleach Dispenser
Fabric Softener
Dispenser
MAGIC CLEAN” Lint Filter
Suds Miser’ System
(Model LA7685XM only)
CARING FOR YOUR WASHER
Winterizing
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
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Before starting
your washer:
1. Measure and add detergent.
2. Place sorted load in washer.
3. Start washer.
Select a
1. LOAD SIZE
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To change the setting on the LOAD
SIZE SELECTOR, turn the knob to RESET.
Then turn the knob to point at a
setting that describes
the size of the
load you want to wash.
Set the knob anywhere
on or between HAND WASHABLE (a few small
items] and EX LARGE [a full load).
See your “Laundry
on load sizes.
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2.
Guide”
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Select WATER
TEMPERATURES
Select wash and rinse water temperatures by pushing a button.
This drawing shows a warm wash
[top temperature)
and cold rinse
[bottom temperature)
selection.
Recommended
wash temperatures
can be found in your “Laundry Guide”
and printed under the washer lid.
for details
Use less than a full tub of water
when you have less than a full load
to wash.
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.
EX-LARGE (20.5 gals./77.6
L)
MEDIUM (13,9 gals.152.6 L)’
HAND WASHABLE (7.8 gals./29.
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‘Approximate
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fill with load.
3. Start
the washer
A.
Push in the Control Knob and
turn it to the right. It must be
pushed in and turned only
clockwrse
B.
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
for the
selected
number of minutes
D.
Stop on a number in the cycle
you want The numbers are
minutes of wash time. The
drawing
shows 8 minutes of
agrtation
In the REGULAR HEAVY
Cycle
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
or pre-wash, see page 8
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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 outthe washer
fills before agitation
and timing start. After agitation
starts, the knob turns
REGULAR
HEAVY
Cycle
High agitation
and
spin speeds help remove
heavy soils and spin
water from heavy or
sturdy cotton fabrics.
PERMANENT
PRESS Cycle
Low-speed
spins and
cooling of the wash water
before the spin helps
keep wrinkles from setting
into permanent
press
fabrics.
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KNITS/GENTLE
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Off
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knits
gentle
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Low agitation
and spin
speeds and shorter wash
time gently wash delicate
items and washable
synthetic
knits.
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SOAK Cycle
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12
soak
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2
lime;
High
Speed
Cycle
10
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WASH
Selected
Periods of agitation
and soaking time clean
stained, yellowed,
gray
or heavily soiled laundry.
Use recommended
amount of detergent.
FILL
to
Selected
Level
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A
’ 1 ?d_l
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
NOTE: Always use cold rinse water
permanent
press fabrics.
Special care is needed when soaking or pm-washing
See your “Laundry Guide” for proper use of this cycle.
for
laundry.
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.)
l Push Control
Knob in.
l Turn clockwise
to any.on
the dial.
See above drawing.
l Pull Control
Knob out.
l The washer
will fill to selected
level
with cold water, 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 page
6.
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.
l Pull Control
Knob out.
l When the cycle
is over, add detergent for the next selected
wash
cycle. Important:
See addltional
care lnformatlon
on page 7 of your
“laundry
Guide!’
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.
Liquid
bleach dispenser
Always measure
bleach.
Do not
guess. Follow directions
on the bottle
for the amount to use. Never use
more than 1 cup (250 ml) for a full
load. Use less with lower water level
settings. Use a cup with a pouring
spout to avoid spilling.
. Load the washer first
. Pour measured
bleach carefully
into dispenser. DO NOT let bleach
splash, drip or run down into the
washer basket. Undiluted
bleach
will damage
any fabric.
. Start the washer.Bleach
will be
diluted automatically
during the
wash part of the cycle
For more information
Liquid
fabric
on bleaching,
softener
see “Laundry
Guide”
page
11
dispenser
5. Avoid dripping
or spilling any
fabric softener on the load.
6. IMPORTANT: Always add water (12 to
1 cup] to dilute fabric softenerto
the
full mark on the dispenser.
7. Diluted softener will be added to the
load when the washer stops spinning
after the wash part of the cycle.
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1. Lift the dispenser off the agitator.
2. Add detergent
and load to the basket.
3. Replace the dispenser on the agitator.
4. Add liquid fabric softener to the
dispenser using the amount recommended on the bottle.
MAGIC
CLEAN”
lint falter
The lint filter in your washer
itself. Collected
lint is drained
with the wash and rinse water.
If your washer drains into a
any lint collected
in the drain
cleans
away
tub, remove
or strainer.
NOTE: Do not stop the washer during
this spin. If you do, the fabric softener
will be added to the remaining,
soapy wash water.This can cause
stains.
8, Clean the dispenser after each use
with only warm water. Detergent can
make softeners sticky and lumpy.
For Model
LA7685XM
Only
The SUDS-MISER”
System
Your washer has the [email protected] System. It h&s two drain hoses.
One hose moves a portion of used wash water into a storage tub
and moves it back into the washer for use during the next wash.
The other hose carries water to another tub with an open drain, or
to a standpipe
drain.
If you do not want to re-use wash water for a load, leave the
stopper out of the storage tub so the water drains away.
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i a portion of the wash water.
If you have a storabe tub big E!nough to hold 25 gallons (95
liters] of water, you can have a qualified
installer convert your
washer to save more of the water.
To save wash water
Be sure the stopper is in the storage tub. The SUDS-MISER System
does not save rinse water from any cycle, nor does it save wash
water from the PERMANENT PRESS Cycle.
back into the washer, push in
To re-use wash water
the Cycle Control Knob.
1. Set Cycle
Control
Knob on
1/2 the
recom4. Add
about
SUDS (see illustration).
mended
amount of detergent.
2. Pull the Control Knob out. The
5. Put in the clothes.
washer will pump most of the
water
from the storage
tub
6. Pull out the Cycle Control Knob
to start the washer.
back into the washer
basket.
Do not add clothes
at this
7. Drain the storage
tub. Wafer
time. The washer will finish fillstill in the tub will have any soil
ing with fresh water.
that has settled out. The hose
is cut on an angle to leave be3. When the water has pumped
hind about an inch of wafer
and any soil from previous
wash.
If you want a cycle other than
REGULAR HEAVY to follow SUDS,
push in the Cycle Control
Knob after the water has been
pumped
back into the washer.
Turn the knob right (clockwise)
to the cycle and wash time
you want.
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 dl
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 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.
WINTERIZING
Because some water stays in the washer, freezrng can cause a lot of damage.
If your washer is
stored or moved during the cold weather...
1. Shut off both water
faucets. Drsconnect and dram
water inlet hoses.
2. Put a quart of
automobile-type
antifreeze
in the
basket
3. Set the washer for a
DRAIN and SPIN
[see page 8). Let it
run for about 30
seconds to mix the
antifreeze
and
water.
ON
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To use the washer
again..
.
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2. Connect
hoses to the washer.
3. Turn on the water faucets
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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..
.
Performance
problems
often result from little things you can find
and fix yourself without tools of any
kind.
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT FILL:
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Are fuses blown or circuit-breaker
tripped?
Are the water supply hOSeS
kinked?
Is the Cycle Control Knob set and
pulled out?
IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT SPIN:
9 Is the lid closed?
l Is the power
supply cord
plugged
in?
l Is a fuse blown
or circuit-breaker
tripped?
l
l
is the power supply
plugged
in?
Are both water
cord
faucets
open?
IF YOUR WASHER STOPS DURING
THE PERMANENT PRESS CYCLE:
l Remember,
the washer will stop
for about 1% minutes after the
partial drain during the cooldown period in this cycle.
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...
The washer may seem to be
draining
during wash and rinse
cycles.
Water can siphon out. (See “lnstallation
Instructions:‘)
2. If you need assistance*...
4. If you have a problem*.
Call Whirlpool
[email protected] service assistance
telephone
number.
Dial free tram:
Continental
U.S. . (BOO) 253-1301
Michigan
. . . . . . . (BOO) 632-2243
Alaska 81 Hawaii
(BOO) 253-1121
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 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.
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
net1 work of franchised
TECH-CARE8 Service Companies.
TECU-CARE
LoFRANCHISEDSERVICE
) TECH-CARE service 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
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