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Electrolux EFLW417SIW Use And Care Manual

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A04173801A August 2015



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  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Finding Information Please read and save this guide Thank you for choosing Electrolux, the premium brand in home appliances. This Use & Care Guide is part of our commitment to customer satisfaction and product quality throughout the life of your new appliance.
  • Page 3: Safety

    Safety Important Safety Instructions Recognize safety symbols, words and Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with a WARNING or CAUTION based on the risk labels type as described below: Your safety and the safety of others is very important. We have provided many important safety This symbol alerts you to situations that may messages in the Use and Care Guide,...
  • Page 4 Safety Important Safety Instructions, continued ● Do not combine laundry products for use in 1 PREVENT INJURY load unless specifi ed on the label. ● To prevent shock hazard and assure stability ● Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or during operation, the washer must be in- acids such as vinegar.
  • Page 5: Features

    Features Drum Light (select models only) LED Display Cycle Selector Control Lock Laundry Products Dispenser Cascading Wash Vanes Reversible Door (on select models) Door Striker Inner glass with small article redistribution ramp Wide-Angle Stainless Steel Door Hinge Door Latch with Wash Drum Safety Lock Flexible door...
  • Page 6 Operating Instructions Normal Operating Sounds You may or may not hear the following sounds from your new washer: is pumped from the washer. Both of these A. DRAIN HOSE The washer has a fl exible drain sounds are normal and indicate that your hose to carry water from the washer to the pump is functioning correctly.
  • Page 7: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions Operating Your Washer Pretreat stains and heavy soil. WARNING ● See Stain Removal Guide in this guide for safe, successful stain To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock or injury removal instructions. to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS in this Use and Care Guide before operating your washer.
  • Page 8 Operating Instructions Operating Your Washer, continued Add laundry products to the dispenser. For best results Use a low-sudsing, high effi ciency detergent to prevent oversudsing in front load washers. Look for this symbol on the detergent label: Detergent, stain additives, liquid chlorine bleach and liquid fabric softener will be dis- pensed at the proper times in the cycle.
  • Page 9 Operating Instructions Other Wash Products Liquid Chlorine Bleach ● Color-safe bleach, water conditioner, deter- ● If desired, add liquid chlorine bleach to the gent booster and enzyme products may be chamber labeled Liquid Bleach and marked added with the detergent. with this symbol: ●...
  • Page 10 Operating Instructions Operating Your Washer, continued ● As a safety measure, the door will automati- Select the appropriate cycle and settings for the load. cally lock during the entire wash cycle. ● Press the power button turn on the unit. ●...
  • Page 11: Cycle Selection

    Operating Instructions Cycle Selection 400 Series 500 Series 600 Series power cycle status display cycle selector temperature soil level spin speed options/set cancel start/pause This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Consoles shown above for reference only.
  • Page 12: Cycle Settings

    Operating Instructions Cycle Selection, continued Cycle Settings heavy duty Washing Temperature Use this cycle for heavily soiled, durable gar- The appropriate washing temperature will auto- ments - ex. towels, sports gear, or fabric tote matically be indicated for the cycle selected. To bags.
  • Page 13 Operating Instructions Cycle Settings, continued Soil Level sanitize, continued Adjust the wash time based on the soil level of each load. Max (on select models), heavy, NOTE normal, light and extra light soil levels are available. The heavy duty and whitest whites with sanitize setting cycles have been designed to meet the requirements of NSF P172 protocol for sanitization effi...
  • Page 14: Cycle Options

    Operating Instructions Cycle Options Suitable options will automatically be indicated perfect steam (on select models) when the cycle is selected. To add an option, Select this option to add approximately 20 press options until the indicator for the desired minutes of tumbling in steam during the wash option fl...
  • Page 15: Other Features

    Operating Instructions Other Features Chime (press & hold set button) A signal will sound at the end of the cycle (and periodically during extended refresh) if this op- tion is activated. Eco Indicator The “ ” symbol will light up on the center display to indicate that your selected combina- tion of temperature, spin speed and options are eco friendly.
  • Page 16 Operating Instructions Settings Chart - 400 Series Washer These temperature, spin speeds, soil levels and options are available with the following cycles: temp         warm      cold   ...
  • Page 17 Operating Instructions Settings Chart - 500 Series Washer These temperature, spin speeds, soil levels and options are available with the following cycles: temp    sanitize           warm   ...
  • Page 18 Operating Instructions Settings Chart - 600 Series Washer These temperature, spin speeds, soil levels and options are available with the following cycles: temp    sanitize           warm   ...
  • Page 19: Stain Removal Guide

    Stain Removal Guide Stain Removal Procedures To reduce the risk of fi re or serious injury to per- sons or property, comply with the basic warn- WARNING ings listed below: HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD ● Read and comply with all instructions on Do not use or mix liquid chlorine bleach with stain removal products.
  • Page 20: Stain Removal Guide

    Stain Removal Guide Stain Removal Suggestions STAIN TREATMENT Adhesive tape, chewing Apply ice. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on paper towels. Saturate with gum, rubber cement prewash stain remover or nonfl ammable dry cleaning fl uid. Baby formula, dairy Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains.
  • Page 21: Care & Cleaning

    Care & Cleaning Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventative) To help prevent odors, mold or mildew, leave the door open for a few hours after use or whenever the washer is not in use. CAUTION ENTRAPMENT and TIP-OVER HAZARD Do not leave the door open if there are small children or pets present.
  • Page 22 Care & Cleaning Other Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventative) Cleaning Dispenser Drawer Area NOTE Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed once or twice a month. ● Remove the drawer by pulling the drawer out until it stops.
  • Page 23 Care & Cleaning Inside Cleaning (Aggressive) In cases where clean washer cycle along with care and cleaning of rubber gasket folds isn’t done, and severe odor, mold, mildew, or residue buildup have developed, follow the below cleaning procedure to help alleviate the problem. Cleaning Procedure - Washer Drum REMOVE Ensure the wash tub is empty.
  • Page 24: Care & Cleaning

    Care & Cleaning Outside Routine Cleaning ● When washing is completed, wipe top and sides of washer with a damp cloth. Turn water faucets off to prevent pressure build-up in the hoses. ● Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or abrasive cleansers ●...
  • Page 25: Solutions To Common Problems

    Solutions to Common Problems Common Washing Problems Many washing problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory washing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS PREVENTIVE MEASURES Blue stains...
  • Page 26 Solutions to Common Problems Common Washing Problems, continued PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS PREVENTIVE MEA- SURES Yellow • Agitation time too short. • Soak in detergent booster or • Select correct wash buildup of • Wash water temperature product containing enzymes. cycle.
  • Page 27 Solutions to Common Problems Service Prevention Checklist Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes com- mon occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this washer. OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION...
  • Page 28 Solutions to Common Problems Avoid Service Checklist, continued OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION WATER Water collects in folds This is a result of the washing of the door gasket at action and is part of the normal the end of the cycle. operation of the washer.
  • Page 29: Warranty Information

    For the applicable warranty period as set forth below, as measured from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will repair or replace any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or work- manship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instruc- tions.
  • Page 30: Notes

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