1 Models super =v-w ?!hrlpoo~ AUTOMATIC WASbEt? Guide LAUNDRY tNFCR&lATtON CENTER toAD SIZEStWCTOR SEECTOR cwf coMRoLKwB Copy with ready. Your Model When you a question, need have and Serial Numbers service, or call this informarlon 1. Complete Model and Serial [from the plate under the lid hinge). 2. Purchase date from sales slip installed). Copy this informafion spaces. Keep this book in the information Center with your Guide. soles slip and warranty Numbers near the Here .- ___~. _ [or date in these Laundry Laundry -___-1.,lC, ‘,‘>V II S1U’liIliLI,, Dare -~- er” ‘my^c. nc mk or’.: P’lone Nornoer J 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 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 electrically grounded.’ l Is used only for jobs normally expected of home automatic washers l Is properly maintained. 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 shlpping. l l Contents Before Using Your Washer Loading Your Washer Understanding Your Washer Using Your Washer Water Levels and Load Sizes Using the Dispensers 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 Liquid Liquid Bleach Fabric Dispenser Softener Dispenser MAGIC-CLEAN” Lint Filter Important Detergent Information Cycle Operation t 1 CAUTION: Store laundry detergent and additives in a cool, dry place where children can’t reach them. PERMANENT PRESS KNITS GENTLE REGULAR HEAVY SUPER WASH SOAK CYCLE PRE-WASH., :: ‘:. :: ForSpinning Only :‘. For Rinsing Only Using the SUDS-MISER’ System If You Need Service or Help 1 2 3 Before Calling for Service If You Need Servrce If You Have a Problem 2 3 3 .z 6 6 6 6 7 0 8 8 8 IO 10 .I0 ,I2 12 13 14 14 15 15 loading your Washer For best washing results and energy savings, sort the laundry carefully. 1. Sort the laundry into loads. l 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. l See detergent information on page 7 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. 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. l Load without packing so items can move freely for best cleaning and least wrinkling. 4. Pour Liquid Bleach into the Dispenser. l See page 6 and the “Laundry Aids” section of the Laundry Guide for more information. 5. Add Diluted Fabric Softener to the Dispenser. . DO NOT ADD FABRIC SOFTENER TO THE WASH. Fabric softeners can combine with soap or detergent to make greasy stains on fabrics. Understanding your Washer This automatic washer has cycle settings with different agitation and spin speeds for different fabric types. For example, the REGULAR HEAVY Cycle has high agitation and high spin speeds. The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle, has high agitation speeds, but low spin speeds The washer has a LOAD SIZE SELECTOR that lets you adjust the water level to match the size of the load. It has a TEMPERATURE SELECTOR. You can select the wash and rinse water temperatures best for the amount of so11 and fabric type in each load Sections In this Use & Care Guide go into detail on the “what and why” of each setting. Read this and the ioundry Guide carefully to get the best cleaning results. Using your Washer 2 1 Your automatic washer IS easy to use. To make it even easrer. read the following steps before sfarting your first load. Start your washer after You put In detergent, the load, and any other laundry aids according to information on page 3 and page6. 1. Set the LOAD SIZE SELECTOR. Select the water level that matches the srze of the load. See page 5 for more rnformation l To change the seitrng on the LOAD SIZE SELECTOR, first move rt to RESET. Then move it back to the setting you want. l IMPORTANT: For the best cleaning results with the least wrinkling, make sure the load has enough water for 2. Set the TEMPERATURE SELECTOR. l Match the wash and rinse water temperatures to the type of fabrrcs and soils being washed. (See the instructions under the washer lid and on page 14 in your loundry Guide l Be sure to use a cold rinse for PERMANENT PRESS and KNITS GENTLE Cycles. A 3. Select Washer. a Cycle and Start the Push the Cycle Control Knob in and turn it to the right (clockwise). l Stop when the pointer is on the number of minutes of washing you Want in the cycle you want. l Instructions for which cycles to use for which fabrics are under the Ild. l To start the washer, pull the C;YL~le Control Knob out. When the cycle IS over, the washer will stop. l To stop the washer at any time during a cycle, push the Control Knob in. Pull ii out to restart the washer l To change a setting, push the Conl trol Knob in to stop the washer. Then turn the Control Knob to the right (clockwrse) to the setting You want. Pull the knob out to start the washer. l Pages 8-11 show what happens in each cycle. 3 Water levels and load Sizes The LOAD SIZE SELECTOR lets you control the amount of water that fills the washer. The selector can be set at any water level between HANDWASHABLE and EXTRA LARGE. WATER LEVELS Setting HANDWASHABLE MEDIUM EXTRA LARGE *Approximate Gallons/liters* 7.8/29.5 13.9152.6 20.5/77.6 fill with load. To change the water level settrng move the LOAD SIZE SELECTOR to RESET. Then move it to the setting you want. To save water and energy, match size. the water level to the load For the best cleaning results, the load should move freely in the water. Watch for rollover. An item (like a sock) should sink in the middle and come UD later on the outside. Be sure to read pages 11 13 in your Laundry Guide You WIII find more information on loading and load srzes. Using the Dispensers You may want to use liquid bleach and fabric softener In some loads. Your washer has dispensers desrgned to automatrcally add these liqu~3 laundry aids at the correct time. Follow the product package recommendations carefully. Use the drspensers for best results. Liquid Bleach Softener The dispenser for liquid fabric softener fits over the top of the agitator. diluted The dispenser will hold enough fabric softener for one deep rinse. l After adding the detergent and the load, fit the dispenser over the top of the agitator cap Dispenser The bleach dispenser is under the lid of the washer in the front corner. It has the words, LIQUID BLEACH, on it. The dispenser will hold enough liquid bleach for one wash load. l Before starting the washer, but after loadrng It. add the bleach. l Use a measuring cup with a pouring spout to help avord spelling or spattering the bleach. l Follow the drrectrons 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 standar measuring cu with a pouring spout to fill dispensers l Do not let any bleach run down into the washer basket. Concentrated bleach will damage any fabric. 6 liquid Fabric Dispenser Full Mark Following directions on the bottle, add the correct amount of fabric softener. Use a cup with a pouring spout to avoid dripping any on the load. l l IMPORTANT: Add enough hot or warm water to fill the dispenser to the FULL mark. l Drluted fabric softener WIN be added just before the washer starts filling for the rinse. NOTE: Do not stop the washer during the first spin [when the wash water is spinning out). If you do, the fabric softener will be added to the wet, soapy load. This can cause stains. l Clean the dispenser after each use with warm water only. Detergent can make softeners sticky and lumpy. MAGIC CLEAN@ lint Filter The lint filter is self-cleaning. It filters water used in both the wash and the rinse. When the washer drains, lent collected is flushed away. If your washer drains into a tub, watch the drain strainer forthe lint. A linty load can plug the tub drain and cause an overflow. Important Detergent Information Detergents and soaps clean by loosening soil, and by holding It In the water so it drains away. If not enough detergent IS used, soil and lint can settle back on the items in the load. SOAP works best In soft water (O-4 grains hardness). In harder water, both the wash and rinse water should be softened. Use enough soap to make about 1% to 2 inches (3.8 to 5.5 cm) of suds. DETERGENT works in hard or soft woter Package directions are usually based on soft water and washers with normal-size tubs. Use your laundry Guide for more information (pages 14-22). more detergent 1. for hard 2 for loads and water levels larger than MEDIUM. 3. for heavy greasy or oily soils. 4. if the detergent is low phosphate. 5. for cold-water washes. DETERGENT SUDS. There are high, normal and low sudsing powdered detergents. If the recommended amount of detergent makes too much suds, switch to a lower sudslng brand. DO NOT REDUCE THE AMOUNT of detergent. Use the following chart as beginning suggestions for powdered and liquid detergent amounts See water. WATER HARDNESS IN GRAINS O-4 Grains Powdered IO-20 Grains Detergents Low Suds 11/4cups (300 mL) Normal Suds High Suds No phosphate (425-475 ml] 1% cups(425 mL) 2’12 cups (600 mL) 3 cups (700 ml) 2 cups (475 ml] 3 cups (700 mL) 3'12cups (825 ml) -Follow package recommendations- Liquid . 4-10 Grains Detergents 1% cups (350 ml) IQ-2 cups ‘13to 1% cups (80 to 325 ml], depending on the brand and amount of soil. Follow package recommendations. * These recommendations do not apply... l In areas where phosphates are banned. l In areas with laws limiting [by weight or percentage] the amount of detergent used in a wash load. Cycle Operation The numbers in each cycle are for the number of minutes you want the washer to agitate before it drams and fills for the rrnse. You will want longer agitatron times for heavily soiled loads You choose the wash and rinse Your washer has SIX cycles on the Cycle Control Dial Each cycle IS designed to match the fabric type with pre-set agitatron and spin speeds WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE: PERMANENT PRESS CYCLE Use for permanent press fabrics Cool rng of the wash water and low spin speeds help prevent the setting of wrinkles I FILL . SET LOAD SIZE l SET WATER TEMPERATURES . PUSH IN KNOB, TURN TO CYCLE AND TIME l PULL OUT TO START KNITS 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 LOAD SIZE SET WATER TEMPERATURES . PUSH IN KNOB, TURN TO CYCLE AND TIME l PULL OUT TO START l l REGULAR HEAVY CYCLE Use for sturdy white and colorfast cottons, and for heavy work clothes High agitation and spin speeds are preset for best cleaning results. . SET LOAD SIZE SET WATER TEMPERATURES . PUSH IN KNOB, TURN TO CYCLE AND TIME . PULL OUT TO START l water temperatures you wont wrth the TEMPERATURE SELECTOR. You set the amount of water fills the tub with the LOAD SIZE that SELECTOR. NOTE: You may notrce that some of the ‘SPIN” cycles have SPRAY RINSES. Cold water IS sprayed on the sprnnrng load to help rinse and remove detergent residue if you turn to o cycie and start the washer, but change your mind, push In on the Cycie Controi Knob and turn to the right jclockwse) to the sethng you wont Then puli out to start NOTE Always use COLD RINSE WATER for PERMANENT PRESS fabrrcs The washer pauses for about mrnutes after partral dram IV2 ,~,~,~,~,~ NOTE . Always use COLD RINSE WATER for Knits and Delicate Items. SUPER WASH CYCLE Use as a double wash for heavily soiled loads Use enough detergent for two washes [SUPER WASH and REGULAR HEAVY) SOAK CYCLE I 1 PRE-WASH CYCLE Use for heavily solled items that may need two washes. Use enough detergent for a single wash. When the washer stops, add more detergent and select a cycle * . $ET COAD SIP 0 SETEATER tEI&iWATURE .w 10 . REFILL To I Selected Level Before adding detergent use liquid detergent] for washing, The washer WIII go on with the REGU1 LAR HEAVY Cycle. If you want a different cycle to follow SUPER WASH, 1 push in the Cycle Control Knob. turn to the cycle and time you want, pull it out. dissolve In quart Some stains may need to help prevent setting of warm a worm water or cold (or PRE-WASH For Spinning Only For Rinsing Only There may want to drain out start over. To stop time, just push rn Knob. Loads with towels, diapers, jeans or heavily soiled items often need extra detergent. Extra detergent can require an extra rinse. Your washer can be set to rinse only Use the setting for an extra rinse, or for laundry that only needs a rrnse and sprn. be times when You all the wash water and the washer at any on the Cycle Control To set the washer so It drams and spins water out of the load, push in on the Control Knob, turn the dial to the right [clockwise) so the pointer is touching the bar just before OFF in any cycle. The washer WI/I drain, spin out water and stop. If you want a low-speed spin, use the bar on PERMANENT PRESS or KNITS GENTLE. All the other cycle seitrngs have a high-speed sprn. 12 There is a dot just after the numPERMANENT PRESS, REGULAR and KNITS GENTLE. If you push in Cycle Control Knob, turn the to one of those dots and pull the Knob out, the washer will fill, drain and spin. If you want high agitation and a high-speed spin, use the dot in REGULAR HEAVY. If you want low agitation and a low-speed spin, use the dot in KNITS GENTLE. Use the dot In PERMANENT PRESS if you want high agitation and a low-speed spin bers in HEAVY on the pornter Control agitate Model LA7805XK Using the Suds-MiseP System If your washer has the SUDS-MISER” System, rt has two dram hoses One hose drains wash water Into the storage tub, the other carrres rinse water to the drain The storage tub should hold at least 20 gallons (76 liters] If you do not want to re-use wash water, leave the stopper out of the storage tub so the water drams away. The basket in your super copacrty washer holds more than 20 gallons (74 liters) when the LOAD SIZE SELECTOR IS set on EX LARGE Because so many storage tubs hold only 20 gallons, your washer is designed to save most of the wash water and pump the rest down the drain. If you have a storage tub big enough to hold about 25 gallons (95 liters), you can have a qualified installer convert your washer to save all the wash water. To Save Wash Water Be sure the stopper is in the storage tub. The SUDS-MISER system does not save wash water from the PERMANENT PRESS Cycle. only In the PERMANENT PRESS Cycle, part of the wash water IS drained away (wrth part of the detergent) Then the washer fills again wrth cold water This helps keep per manent press fabrrcs from wrrnklrng durtng the sprn To Re-Use Wash Water To pump the used wash water back Into the washer, push in the Cycle Control Knob. Turn It to the right (clockwrse) so it points to SUDS just before the time numbers in the SUPER WASH Cycle Pull the Control Knob out The washer WIII start pumping the used water into the basket. About an Inch of water will stay rn the storage tub. This water will contain most of the soil that settles out. When the washer is finrshed pumping, fresh water will finish filling the basket to the selected level When the washer stops filling, push the Cycle Control Knobin. Add about half the recommended amount of detergent [See page 7 ) Add the load of laundry, pull the Cycle Control Knobout If You Need Service or Help, We suggest You Follow These Three l Is a fuse blown or circuit-breaker tripped? l Are the water supply hoses kinked’ l Is the Cvcle Control Knob set and pulled out? IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT SPIN: . lsthe Ird closed7 Is the power supply cord plugged l Is a fuse blown or circuit-breaker tripped? l 1. Before calling for service’ Problems are sometimes caused by little things you can correct without tools Check thus list before you call for service in? IF WASHER FILLS AND DRAINS WITHOUT RUNNING: Make sure that the Cycle Control Knob IS pointing to a number In the cycle. l 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 cool-down period in this cycle. MAKE SURE THE DRAIN HOSE IS HIGHER THAN THE WATER LEVEL IN THE WASHER. IF IT ISN’T... l The washer may seem to be draining during wash and rinse cycles l Water can srphon out (See lnstallatron Instructions.) I IF YOUR WASHER DOES NOT FILL: l l 14 Is the power supply cord plugged Are both water faucets open7 in7 2. If you need service’ : If your WHIRLPOOL’ applrance ever needs servrce anywhere in the United States, help is just a phone call away.. to your nearest Whirlpool franchised TECH-CARE ” service representative. Whirlpool maintarns 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 In peak condition. You’ll find your nearest TECH-CARE service company listed 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 . (BOO) 632-2243 Alaska & Hawaii . (BOO) 253-l 121 All other states (800) 253-l 301 If you move...To make sure that your appliance is correctly Installed and to Insure its continued satisfactory operation, please telephone your nearest TECH-CARE * service company for installatron 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 give you faster service if you include the model and serial number of your applrance 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 servrcrng of your WHIRLPOOL appliances. He can help you maintain the quality originally built Info your WHIRLPOOL appliance. So why not take the time, now, to look up his telephone number and jot It down in the space provrded on the cover 3. 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