Whirlpool | LA6053XS | Operating instructions | Whirlpool LA6053XS Operating instructions

AUTOMATIC
WASHER
Large Capacity
Model
LA6053XS
MIcrowave
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Dryers.
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Contents
Paae
PARTS AND FEATURES
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IMPORTANT SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS..
3
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS.. . .
4
Starting Your Washer
4
What Happens in Each Cycle
6
OTHER OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
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For a Rinse and Spin
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For a Drain and Spin
For a Soak
Liquid Bleach Dispenser
MAGIC CLEAN8 Lint Filter
CARING FOR YOUR WASHER
Winterizing..
IF YOU NEED SERVICE OR
ASSISTANCE
WASHER WARRANTY
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10
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Corporation
Parts and features
LOAD
SIZE
““‘DECENT
LAUNDRY
INFORMATION
MAGIC CLEAN@
LINT FILTER
(not shown)
CYCLE
CONTROL
KNOB
TEMPERATURE
SELECTOR
h /
DISPENSER
’
TUB
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 skp.
Copy this information
in these spaces.
P~rchaseD6te
Keep this book, your “Laundry Guide” and
sales slip in the Laundry
Information
Service Company
Center.
Phone Number
Please complete
and mail the Owner Registration
Card furnished
this product.
2
with
Additional
Safely hsfrucfions
ALWAYS store detergent, laundry aids
and other materials
in a cool, dry
place where children
can’t reach
them-in
a locked cabinet if possible.
ALWAYS read and follow instructions
on packages
of detergent
and laundry aids - especially
warnings and
precautions.
HAZARDOUS FUMES can be formed if
chlorine bleach is used in the same
wash as ammonia
or acids such as
vinegar or rust remover,
and Your Responsibhies
ALWAYS unplug
the power supply
cord before attempting
to service the
washer.
DO NOT machine
wash glass fiber
materials. Small particles can stick to
fabrics washed
in following
loads
and cause skin irritation,
You are personally
responsible
for
making sure that your washer:
l is used
only for jobs normally
expetted of home automatic
washers.
l is not run by children
or anyone unable to operate it properly.
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Operating instructions
Starting Your Washer
Be sure to measure and add detergent,
then place
a sorted load in the washer before starting it.
1 . Select
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Select
2 . WATER TEMPERATURES
a LOAD SIZE
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 items) and
LARGE (a full load].
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Select wash and rinse water temperatures
This drawing shows a warm wash
(top temperature)
and cold rinse
(bottom temperature)
selection.
Recommended wash temperatures
can be found in your “Laundry Guide?
NOTE: Use the LARGE water
for best permanent
level
press results.
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.
‘Approximate
fill with load.
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the
freely
or too
or
CAUTION:
DO NOT
OVERLOAD WASHER.
LARGE (17.3 gals./655 L)’
(13.4 galsJ50.8 L)*
MED
EX SMALL (9.5 galsJ36.0 L)’
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
6. Stop on a number in the cycle
you want. The numbers are minutes of wash time. The drawing
shows 6 minutes of agitation in
the REGULARNORMAL 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
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 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 NORMAL
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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Cycle
NOTE: You may hear the sound of wafer spraying during the spin parts of some
cycles. In some cycles, cold wafer is sprayed on the spinning load to help with
the rinsing.
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A cycle designed
for
lightly soiled permanent
press and some synthetic
fabrics. The cool-down
rinse helps keep wrinkles
from setting into these items.
SHORT Cycle
Use for delicate
items that
need a short wash and spin
time. Wash nylon hose or
panty hose in a net laundry
bag.
SOAK Cycle
Brief periods of agitation
and soak time help remove
heavy soils and certain
stains that need extra
pretreatment.
Use recommended amount of
detergent or pre-soak
additive. The SOAK Cycle
should always be followed by a Wash Cycle.
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Alndlcates
pausing
perlod.
the machine
is
for a brief soak
rl
WASH
Low
Speed
I
I
DRAIN
No
4gitatior
Special care is needed when soaking
See your “Laundry
Guide” for proper
laundry.
use of fhls cycle.
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.
See above drawing.
3. Pull Control Knob out. The washer
will fill to selected level; agitate 2
minutes; drain and spin.
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
above drawing.
3. Pull Control Knob out. The washer
will drain and spin.
For agitation
and spin speeds
in each cycle,
see pages
6-9.
For a soak
For best results, use warm
for soaking stained laundry
water can set stains.
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water
Hot
I. Use recommended
amount of
detergent or pre-soak product.
2. Push Control Knob in.
3. Turn clockwise to point to the
number in the SOAK Cycle.
4. Pull Control Knob out. The
washer will start.
5. When the cycle is over, add
detergent for the next selected
wash cycle. The SOAK Cycle
should always be followed
by
a Wash Cycle.
Important:
Information
Guide!’
See addltional
in your “Laundry
care
Liquid bleach dispenser
Always measure bleach.
Do not
guess. Never use more than 1 cup
(250 ml) for a full load. Use less with
lower water level settings. Follow
directions on bottle for safe use. Use
a cup with a pouring spout to avoid
spilling.
1. Load the washer first.
bleach carefully
2. Pour measured
into dispenser. DO NOT let bleach
splash, drip or run down into the
washer basket. Undlluted
bleach
will damage
any fabric It touches.
3. Start the washer. Bleach will be
diluted automatically
during the
wash part of the cycle.
For more Information
on bleaching,
see your “Laundry
MAGIC CLEAN@ lint filter
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.
Guide!’
Caring for your washer
OF
WHEN NOT WASHING, keep both
water faucets turned off, this takes the
pressure off the water inlet valve and
hoses.
pins, buckles, etc., from clothes
washing. Close metal zippers.
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.
before
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.
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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 faucets.
3. Set the washer for a
DRAIN and SPIN (see
page 10). 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 five steps:
10 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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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?
If your washer does not spin:
Is the lid closed?
l Is the power
supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper
voltage?
l Have
you checked
you home’s
main fuses or circuit breaker box?
l
If your washer stops during a cycle:
. Remember, the washer pauses
briefly at different times in each
cycle. These pauses are normal.
l
Is the power supply cord plugged
into a live circuit with the proper
voltage?
If your washer fills and dmlns
wlthout running:
l Make
sure that the Cycle Control
Knob is pointing to a number in the
cycle.
Make sum the dmln hose Is higher
than the water level In the washer.
If lt IsnV:
l The washer
may seem to be draining during wash and rinse cycles.
l Water can
siphon out. (See “lnstallation Instructions:‘)
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Are both water faucets
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open?
2.
If you need
assistance:..
Call Whirlpool
COOL-LINE~R servIce assistance
telephone
number.
Dlal free from anywhere
in the U.S.:
1-800-253-1301
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 service?..
Whirlpool has a
nationwide
network
of franchised TECHCARES Service Componies, TECH-CARE
service technicians
are trained to fulfill the product
warranty and provide after-warranty
service, anywhere
in the United States,
To locate TECH-CARE service in your
area, call our CCCL-LINE service assistance telephone
number (see Step 2) or
look in your telephone
directory Yellow
Pages under:
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 M-63
Benton Harbor, Ml 49022
5.
If you need FSP”
replacement parts?..
FSP is a registered
trademark
01
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
specifications
the same exacting
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.
WHIRLPOOL”
AUTOMATIC WASHER
WARRANTY
LENGTH OF WARRANTY
WHIRLPOOL
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
From Date of Purchase
FSP” replacement
parts and repair labor to
correct defects in materials
or workmanship.
Service must be provided
by a franchised
TECH-CARE” service company.
WILL PAY FOR
LIMITED FIVE-YEAR
WARRANTT
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.
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parts for any part of gearif defective
in materials
or
A. Service calls to:
I. Correct the installatron
of the washer.
2. Instruct you how to use the washer.
3. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring or plumbing
B. Repairs when washer is used in other than normal, single-family
household
use.
C. Pick up and delivery. This product is designed
to be repaired
in
the home.
D. Damage to washer caused by accident,
misuse, fire, flood, acts
of God or use of products not approved
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 military exchange.
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