AUTOMATIC WASHER ~o=~aP~c~ty LA7680XM and LA7685XM * wave Ovens, Trash Compactors, Room Air Condltloners, Dehumldllvxs. -i 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 01984 Whirlpool Corporation 2 3 3 4 6 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 10 11 12 13 -SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS 3 c+~w+:lr~ your Before starting your washer: 1. Measure and add detergent. 2. Place sorted load in washer. 3. Start washer. Select a 1. LOAD SIZE l l l 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. -; r- 2. Guide” l l 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. 1.. . 4 ‘Approximate ,-,-: i ri-._-+> -.irlan-xi*b. 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 5 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. 6 KNITS/GENTLE i Off E knits gentle m l Low agitation and spin speeds and shorter wash time gently wash delicate items and washable synthetic knits. 2 *OfI I m Pi3 - 2I SOAK Cycle 22 O” 12 soak *err 6 - 2 lime; High Speed Cycle 10 \ 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 rl 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. 4 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. . 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 - To use the washer again.. . 1. Flush water pipes and hoses. 2. Connect hoses to the washer. 3. Turn on the water faucets 12 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: l l l 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 Yellow Pages under: 14 .. FSP is o registered trademark of Whirlpool Corporation for quality parts. Look for this FSP symbol of quality whenever o you need a replacement port for your Whirlpool appliance. FSP replacement ports will fit right and work right, because they are made lo the same exacting specifications used to build every new Whirlpool appliance 0 Notes whirlpol : Home .i /Appliances Making your world a llttle easier. Part No. 385039 Rev. A cl984 Whirlpool Corporation Printed in U.S.A.
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