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WASHER USER INSTRUCTIONS Table of Contents ASSISTANCE OR SERVICE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 WASHER SAFETY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 WASHER USE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 WASHER CARE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 TROUBLESHOOTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 WARRANTY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Assistance or Service If you need assistance or service , first see the â Troubleshooting â Write down the following information about your appliance to help section . Additional help is available by calling our Customer you obtain assistance or service if you ever need it . You will need 1 - 800 - 253 - 1301 Interaction Center at from anywhere in the to know your complete model number and serial number . You can U.S.A . , or write : find this information on the model and serial number label , located under the washer lid . Whirlpool Corporation Customer Interaction Center Dealer name____________________________________________________ 553 Benson Road Benton Harbor , MI 49022 - 2692 Serial number __________________________________________________ Information may also be obtained by visiting our website at Address ________________________________________________________ www.estateappliances.com . Phone number__________________________________________________ Please include a daytime phone number in your correspondence . Model number __________________________________________________ Keep this book and your sales slip together for future Purchase date __________________________________________________ reference . You must provide proof of purchase or installation date for in - warranty service . WASHER SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important . We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance . Always read and obey all safety messages . This is the safety alert symbol . This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others . All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word â DANGER â or â WARNING . â These words mean : You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't immediately DANGER follow instructions . can be killed or seriously injured if you don't You follow WARNING instructions . All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is , tell you how to reduce the chance of injury , and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed . 8578235
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING : To reduce the risk of fire , electric shock , or injury to persons when using the washer , follow basic precautions , including the following : ï¿½ Read all instructions before using the washer . ï¿½ Do not allow children to play on or in the washer . Close supervision of children is necessary when the washer is used ï¿½ Do not wash articles that have been previously cleaned near children . in , washed in , soaked in , or spotted with gasoline , dry - cleaning solvents , other flammable , or explosive ï¿½ Before the washer is removed from service or discarded , substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or remove the door or lid . explode . ï¿½ Do not reach into the washer if the drum , tub or agitator is ï¿½ Do not add gasoline , dry - cleaning solvents , or other moving . flammable , or explosive substances to the wash water . ï¿½ Do not install or store the washer where it will be exposed to These substances give off vapors that could ignite or the weather . explode . ï¿½ Do not tamper with controls . ï¿½ Under certain conditions , hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been used ï¿½ Do not repair or replace any part of the washer or attempt any for 2 weeks or more . HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE . servicing unless specifically recommended in this manual or in If the hot water system has not been used for such a published user - repair instructions that you understand and period , before using the washing machine , turn on all hot have the skills to carry out . water faucets and let the water flow from each for sever - ï¿½ See â Electrical Requirements â for grounding instructions . al minutes . This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas . As the gas is flammable , do not smoke or use an open flame during this time . SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS WASHER USE Loading For these suggested full - sized loads , set the LOAD SIZE selector to the highest load size setting . SUPER CAPACITY and SUPER CAPACITY PLUS WASHERS Heavy Work Clothes Mixed Load Towels Delicates 10 bath towels 3 camisoles 3 pair pants 3 double sheets 10 hand towels 1 quilted robe 3 shirts 4 pillowcases 4 slips 4 pair jeans 8 T - shirts 14 washcloths 4 panties 1 coverall 6 pair shorts 1 bath mat 1 overall 2 shirts 2 bras 2 blouses 2 nighties 8 handkerchiefs 1 babyâs dress EXTRA LARGE CAPACITY WASHERS Heavy Work Clothes Mixed Load Towels Delicates 2 pair pants 2 double sheets or 8 bath towels 3 camisoles 3 shirts 1 king size sheet ( s ) 8 hand towels 4 slips 4 pillowcases 4 panties 3 pair jeans 10 washcloths 6 T - shirts 1 coverall 1 bath mat 2 bras 6 pair shorts 2 nighties 2 shirts 2 blouses 6 handkerchiefs 2
Starting Your Washer WARNING WARNING Fire Hazard Electrical Shock Hazard Never place items in the washer that are dampened Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet . with gasoline or other flammable fluids . Do not remove ground prong . No washer can completely remove oil . Do not use an adapter . Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on Do not use an extension cord . it ( including cooking oils ) . Failure to follow these instructions can result in death , Doing so can result in death , explosion , or fire . fire , or electrical shock . 1 . 3 . Measure detergent and pour it into the washer . If desired , add ( OPTIONAL ) Add Liquid Fabric Softener . powdered or liquid color safe bleach . Drop a sorted load of NOTE : Do not spill or drip any fabric softener onto the clothes . clothes loosely into your washer . Undiluted fabric softener can stain fabrics . Always dilute fabric ï¿½ Load evenly to maintain washer balance . Mix large and softener with warm water . Too much fabric softener can make small items . Items should move easily through the wash some items ( diapers and towels ) nonabsorbent . If this water . Overloading can cause poor cleaning . happens , do not use it every load , or use less of it in each load . 2 . ( OPTIONAL ) Add Liquid Chlorine Bleach . Style 1 : With Liquid Fabric Softener Dispenser ( on some NOTE : Follow the manufacturerâs directions for safe use . models ) Undiluted bleach will damage any fabric it touches . The damage appears as rips , holes , tears , or color loss and may ï¿½ Use only liquid fabric softener in this dispenser . Pour not show up until several washings later . To avoid spilling , use measured liquid fabric softener into the dispenser . a cup with a pouring spout . Do not let bleach splash , drip , or Softener is added automatically during the rinse portion of run down into the washer basket . Always measure liquid the cycle . Dilute liquid fabric softener by filling the chlorine bleach . Do not guess . Never use more than the dispenser with warm water until liquid reaches the manufacturerâs recommended amount for a full load . Use less crossbar in the dispenser opening . with a smaller load size . Style 1 : With Chlorine Bleach Dispenser ( on some models ) ï¿½ Use only liquid chlorine bleach in this dispenser . Pour measured liquid chlorine bleach into the liquid chlorine bleach dispenser . Bleach is immediately fed into washer and is diluted automatically during the wash part of the cycle . Style 2 : Without Liquid Fabric Softener Dispenser ( on some models ) ï¿½ In the final rinse ONLY , add fabric softener that has been Â¹ â â diluted with to 1 cup ( 125 to 250 mL ) warm water . 4 . Close the washer lid . Washer will not agitate or spin with the lid open . 5 . Turn the LOAD SIZE or WATER LEVEL selector to the correct Style 2 : Without Chlorine Bleach Dispenser ( on some models ) setting for your wash load and the type of fabric being washed . You may change the load size or water level selection ï¿½ Let the washer fill and begin agitating the load . after the washer has started filling by turning the selector to a ï¿½ Add bleach 5 minutes into the wash cycle for best different setting . cleaning and so that bleach can be removed in the rinse cycle . Pour bleach around the agitator , not directly onto the load . 3
6 . 9 . Set the TEMPERATURE selector to the correct setting for the Push in the Cycle Control knob and turn it clockwise to the type of fabric and soils being washed . Use the warmest wash wash cycle you want . Reduce the wash time when using a water safe for fabric . Follow garment label instructions . small load size setting . Pull out the Cycle Control knob to start the washer . NOTE : In wash water temperatures colder than 70ÂºF ( 21ÂºC ) , detergents do not dissolve well . Soils can be difficult to remove . Some fabrics can retain wear wrinkles and have increased pilling ( the formation of small lint - like balls on the surface of garments ) . 7 . ( OPTIONAL ) EXTRA RINSE selector ( on some models ) . For an To stop or restart your washer : additional rinse and spin at the end of a wash cycle , set the EXTRA RINSE selector to ON . On some models , the EXTRA ï¿½ To stop the washer at any time , push in the Cycle RINSE feature is part of the cycle . Control knob . 8 . ( OPTIONAL ) Some models have an END OF CYCLE SIGNAL ï¿½ To restart the washer , close the lid ( if open ) and pull out the selector . Set this selector to ON if you want your washer to Cycle Control knob . alert you when the wash cycle is complete . WASHER CARE Cleaning Your Washer Moving & Storage Use a soft , damp cloth or sponge to wipe up any spills such as Because some water may stay in the hoses , freezing can damage detergent or bleach from the outside of your washer . your washer . If storing or moving your washer during freezing weather , winterize it . Clean your washer interior by mixing 1 cup ( 250 mL ) of chlorine bleach and 2 cups ( 500 mL ) of detergent . Pour this mixture into Winterizing your washer your washer and run it through a complete cycle using hot water . Repeat this process if necessary . 1 . Shut off both water faucets . Disconnect and drain water inlet Remove any hard water deposits using only cleaners labeled as hoses . Pour 1 qt ( 1 L ) of R.V . - type antifreeze in the basket . washer safe . 2 . Run washer on a drain and spin setting for about 30 seconds Cleaning the liquid fabric softener dispenser ( on some to mix the antifreeze and water . models ) : 3 . Unplug washer or disconnect power . 1 . Remove dispenser by grasping top with both hands and squeezing , while pushing upward with thumbs . To use washer again 2 . Rinse dispenser under a warm water faucet , then replace it . 1 . Flush water pipes and hoses . Reconnect water inlet hoses . Turn on both water faucets . NOTE : If your model has a liquid fabric softener dispenser , do not wash clothes with this dispenser removed . Do not add detergent 2 . Plug in washer or reconnect power . or bleach to this dispenser ; it is for liquid fabric softener only . 3 . Run the washer through a complete cycle with 1 cup ( 250 mL ) of detergent to clean out antifreeze . Water Inlet Hoses Storage , non - use or vacation care Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk of hose failure . Periodically inspect and replace inlet hoses if bulges , Operate your washer only when you are at home . If you will be on kinks , cuts , wear or leaks are found . vacation or not using your washer for an extended period of time , you should : When replacing your inlet hoses , mark the date of replacement on the label with a permanent marker . 1 . Unplug washer or disconnect power . 2 . Turn off the water supply to the washer . This helps avoid accidental flooding ( due to a water pressure surge ) while you are away . 4
TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call . . . Washer and Components Washer Operation Noisy Washer stops , wonât fill , rinse or agitate Is the load balanced and the washer level ? Check the following : ï¿½ ï¿½ The wash load should be balanced and not overloaded . The washer must be Is the power cord plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet ? level . The front feet should be properly installed and the nuts tightened . Reset the rear leveling legs ( if needed ) . See the Is the indicator on the Cycle Control knob properly lined up Installation Instructions . with a cycle ? Turn the Cycle Control knob to the right slightly and pull to start . Did you completely remove the yellow shipping strap with ï¿½ cotter pins ? See the Installation Instructions . Are the water inlet valve screens clogged ? Are the gears engaging after the drain and before spin , or ï¿½ Are both the hot and cold water faucets turned on ? is the upper part of agitator clicking during wash ? These Is the water inlet hose kinked ? are normal washer noises . Does the water level seem too low , or does the washer ï¿½ appear to not fill completely ? The top of the agitator is much Leaking higher than the highest water level . This is normal and necessary for clothes to move freely . Check the following : ï¿½ Has a fuse blown or is the circuit breaker open ? ï¿½ If problem Are the fill hoses tight ? continues , call an electrician . Are the fill hose washers properly seated ? Are you using an extension cord ? ï¿½ Do not use an extension Is the drain hose clamp properly installed ? See the Installation cord . Instructions . Is the washer in a normal pause in the cycle ? ï¿½ The washer Is the sink or drain clogged ? ï¿½ Sink and standpipe must be . pauses for about 2 minutes during certain cycles Allow the able to handle 17 gal . ( 64 L ) of water per minute . cycle to continue . Some cycles feature periods of agitation and soak . Is water deflecting off the tub ring or the load ? ï¿½ Center the tub before starting the washer . The wash load should be Is the washer overloaded ? ï¿½ Wash smaller loads . balanced and not overloaded . The fill or spray rinses can Is the lid open ? ï¿½ The lid must be closed during operation . deflect off the load . The washer must be level . The front feet Washer will not agitate or spin with the lid open . should be properly installed and the nuts tightened . Reset the rear leveling legs ( if needed ) . See the Installation Instructions . Washer wonât drain or spin Check household plumbing for leaks . ï¿½ Is the drain hose clogged , or the end of the drain hose ï¿½ Basket crooked more than 96 in . ( 244 cm ) above the floor ? See the Installation Instructions for proper installation of drain hose . Was the washer basket pulled forward during loading ? ï¿½ Is the lid open ? ï¿½ The lid must be closed during operation . Push the basket to the center before starting wash . Washer will not agitate or spin with the lid open . Is the load balanced and the washer level ? ï¿½ The wash load Is there excessive sudsing ? ï¿½ Always measure detergent . should be balanced and not overloaded . The washer must be Follow manufacturerâs directions . If you have very soft water , level . The front feet should be properly installed and the nuts you might need to use less detergent . tightened . Reset the rear leveling legs ( if needed ) . See the Installation Instructions . Washer continues to fill or drain , cycle seems stuck The washer basket moves while washing . ï¿½ This is normal . Is the top of drain hose lower than the water level in washer ? ï¿½ Agitator operation The top of the hose must be higher than the water level in the washer for proper operation . See the Installation Instructions . The top of the agitator is loose , or moves in only one ï¿½ Does the drain hose fit too tightly in the standpipe , or is it ï¿½ direction . This is normal . taped to the standpipe ? The drain hose should be loose yet fit securely . Do not seal the drain hose with tape . The hose Dispensers clogged or bleach leaking needs an air gap . See the Installation Instructions . Did you follow the manufacturerâs directions when adding ï¿½ detergent and fabric softener to the dispensers ( on some models ) ? Measure detergent and fabric softener . Carefully pour into the dispensers . Wipe up all spills . Dilute fabric softener in the fabric softener dispenser . Did you put powdered or color - safe bleach in the liquid ï¿½ chlorine bleach dispenser ( on some models ) ? Add powdered or liquid color - safe bleach directly to the basket . Do not use the chlorine bleach dispenser for color - safe bleach . 5
Wash / Rinse temperature not what I selected Load is wrinkled Are the hot and cold water inlet hoses reversed ? Did you unload the washer promptly ? ï¿½ ï¿½ See the Unload the washer as Installation Instructions for more information . As your soon as it stops . frequency of loads washed increases , the water temperature Did you use the right cycle for the load being washed ? ï¿½ may decrease for hot and warm temperatures . This is normal . Use the cycle for Casual or Permanent Press clothes or Did you select a Warm / Warm temperature setting ? ï¿½ another cycle with low spin speeds ( if available ) to reduce On wrinkling . models with Warm / Warm temperature selection , the warm wash will be followed by an energy saving cold rinse followed Did you overload the washer ? ï¿½ The wash load must be by warm spray rinses . This saves energy while providing the balanced and not overloaded . Loads should move freely same rinse performance . during washing . To reduce wrinkling of permanent press clothes and some synthetic knits , use a large load size to provide more space . Washer Results Was the wash water warm enough to relax wrinkles , or are ï¿½ you using warm rinses ? If safe for the load , use warm or hot Load too wet wash water . Use cold rinse water . Did you use the right cycle for the load being washed ? ï¿½ Are the hot and cold water hoses reversed ? ï¿½ Check to be Select a cycle with a higher spin speed ( if available ) . sure the hot and cold water hoses are connected to the right faucets . See the Installation Instructions . Did you use a cold rinse ? ï¿½ Cold rinses leave loads wetter than warm rinses . This is normal . Load is tangled or twisted Residue or lint on load Did you overload the washer ? ï¿½ The wash load must be balanced and not overloaded . Loads should move freely Did you sort properly ? ï¿½ Sort lint givers ( towels , chenille ) from during washing . lint takers ( corduroy , synthetics ) . Also sort by color . Did you wrap items around the agitator ? ï¿½ Drop items loosely Did you overload the washer ? ï¿½ The wash load must be into the washer . Do not wrap items around the agitator . balanced and not overloaded . Clothes should move freely . Lint can be trapped in the load if overloaded . Wash smaller loads . Gray whites , dingy colors Did you select the correct water level ? ï¿½ The water level Did you properly sort the load ? ï¿½ Dye transfer can occur when should be correct for the load size . Clothes should move freely mixing whites and colors in a load . Sort dark clothes from in the water . whites and lights . Did you use enough detergent ? ï¿½ Follow manufacturerâs Was the wash temperature too low ? ï¿½ Use hot or warm directions . Use enough detergent to hold the lint in the water . washes if safe for the load . Make sure your hot water system Did you line dry your clothing ? ï¿½ If so , you can expect some is adequate to provide a hot water wash . lint on the clothing . Did you use enough detergent , or do you have hard ï¿½ Check the following : ï¿½ water ? Use more detergent for washing heavy soils in cold or hard water . Was paper or tissue left in the pockets ? Are the hot and cold water hoses reversed ? ï¿½ Check to be Is your water colder than 70 Â° F ( 21 Â° C ) ? Wash water colder than sure the hot and cold water hoses are connected to the right 70 Â° F ( 21 Â° C ) may not completely dissolve the detergent . faucets . See the Installation Instructions . Did you use the proper cycle time for the load ? Reducing wash time ( duration ) is another way to reduce lint . Garments damaged Stains on load Check the following : ï¿½ Were sharp items removed from pockets before washing ? Did you follow the manufacturerâs directions when adding ï¿½ Empty pockets , zip zippers , snap or hook fasteners before detergent and fabric softener ? Measure detergent and washing . fabric softener . Use enough detergent to remove soil and hold it in suspension . Dilute fabric softener and add to the rinse Were strings and sashes tied to prevent tangling ? portion of a cycle only . Do not drip fabric softener on clothes . Were items damaged before washing ? Mend rips and broken Is there above average iron ( rust ) in water ? ï¿½ You may need threads in seams before washing . to install an iron filter . Did you overload the washer ? ï¿½ The wash load must be Did you properly sort the load ? ï¿½ Sort dark clothes from balanced and not overloaded . Loads should move freely whites and lights . during washing . Did you unload the washer promptly ? ï¿½ To avoid dye transfer , Did you add chlorine bleach properly ? ï¿½ Do not pour chlorine unload the washer as soon as it stops . bleach directly onto load . Wipe up bleach spills . Undiluted bleach will damage fabrics . Do not place load items on top of the bleach dispenser when loading and unloading the washer ( on some models ) . Did you follow the manufacturerâs care label instructions ? ï¿½ 6
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY For one year from the date of purchase , when this major appliance is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or Â® replacement parts furnished with the product , Whirlpool Corporation or Whirlpool Canada LP ( hereafter â Whirlpool â ) will pay for FSP and repair labor to correct defects in materials or workmanship . Service must be provided by a Whirlpool designated service company . ITEMS WHIRLPOOL WILL NOT PAY FOR 1 . Service calls to correct the installation of your major appliance , to instruct you how to use your major appliance , to replace or repair house fuses or to correct house wiring or plumbing . 2 . Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs , air filters or water filters . Those consumable parts are excluded from warranty coverage . 3 . Repairs when your major appliance is used for other than normal , single - family household use . 4 . Damage resulting from accident , alteration , misuse , abuse , fire , flood , acts of God , improper installation , installation not in accordance with electrical or plumbing codes , or use of products not approved by Whirlpool . 5 . Any food loss due to refrigerator or freezer product failures . 6 . Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the United States or Canada . 7 . Pickup and delivery . This major appliance is designed to be repaired in the home . 8 . Repairs to parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to the appliance . 9 . Expenses for travel and transportation for product service in remote locations . 10 . The removal and reinstallation of your appliance if it is installed in an inaccessible location or is not installed in accordance with published installation instructions . DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES ; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES CUSTOMER'S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR AS PROVIDED HEREIN . IMPLIED WARRANTIES , INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE , ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW . WHIRLPOOL SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES . SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES , OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS , SO THESE EXCLUSIONS OR LIMITATIONS 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 OR PROVINCE TO PROVINCE . Outside the 50 United States and Canada , this warranty does not apply . Contact your authorized Whirlpool dealer to determine if another warranty applies . If you need service , first see the â Troubleshooting â section of the Use & Care Guide . After checking â Troubleshooting , â additional help can be found by checking the â Assistance or Service â section or by calling Whirlpool . In the U.S.A . , call 1 - 800 - 253 - 1301 . In Canada , call 1 - 800 - 807 - 6777 . 8 / 05 Replacement parts Gearcase assembly covered by your warranty If you need to order replacement parts , we recommend that you Â® only use FSP factory specified parts . These parts will fit right and work right because they are made with the same precision Â® used to build every new ESTATE appliance . Â® To locate FSP replacement parts in your area : 1 - 800 - 253 - 1301 Call the Customer Interaction Center at , or your nearest designated service center . For information on how to contact Whirlpool Corporation , please see front page of this document . 8578235 Â© 2005 Whirlpool Corporation . 9 / 05 All rights reserved . Â® Registered Trademark of Whirlpool , U.S.A . Printed in U.S.A