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Use & Care Guide
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
FRONT-LOADING AUTOMATIC WASHER
LAVEUSE AUTOMATIQUE DE CHARGEMENT FRONTAL
W10775517A
W10775518A - SP
If you have any problems or questions, visit us at www.maytag.com
Pour tout problème ou toute question, consulter www.maytag.ca
NSF Protocol P351
Allergen Reduction Performance of Residential
and Commercial, Family-Sized Clothes Washers
NSF certification only applies to the models with Allergen cycle.
Designed to use only HE
High Efficiency detergents.
Conçue pour l'utilisation
d'un détergent haute
efficacité seulement.
Performance de réduction des allergènes pour les laveuses
de format familial à usage résidentiel ou commercial
Seuls les modèles comportant le programme de lavage
anti-allergie répondent aux critères de la certification NSF.
Para obtener acceso
al Manual de uso y cuidado
en español, o para obtener
información adicional acerca
de su producto, visite:
www.maytag.com
Protocole NSF P351

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  • Page 1 If you have any problems or questions, visit us at www.maytag.com Pour tout problème ou toute question, consulter www.maytag.ca Designed to use only HE High Efficiency detergents.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE DES MATIÈRES TABLE OF CONTENTS SÉCURITÉ DE LA LAVEUSE.................33 WASHER SAFETY .....................3 ACCESSOIRES ....................... 34 ACCESSORIES ......................4 TABLEAU DE COMMANDE ET CARACTÉRISTIQUES ........35 CONTROL PANEL AND FEATURES ..............5 GUIDE DE PROGRAMMES ................. 39 CYCLE GUIDE ......................9 CHOIX DU DÉTERGENT APPROPRIÉ ..............42 CHOOSING THE RIGHT DETERGENT ..............12 UTILISATION DU TIROIR DU DISTRIBUTEUR ..........42 USING THE DISPENSER DRAWER ..............12...
  • Page 3: Washer Safety

    WASHER SAFETY...
  • Page 4: Accessories

    Customize your new washer and dryer with the following genuine Whirlpool accessories. For more information on options and ordering, call 1-866-698-2538 or visit us at: www.maytag.com/accessories. In Canada, call 1-800-688-2002 or visit us at www.maytag.ca. Single-Dose Liquid HE Optimal Dispense Liquid HE Detergent Cartridge...
  • Page 5: Control Panel And Features

    CONTROL PANEL AND FEATURES Not all features and cycles are available on all models. NOTES: The control panel features a sensitive surface that responds to a light touch of your finger. To ensure your selections are registered, ■ touch the control panel with your fingertip, not your fingernail. When selecting a setting or option, simply touch its name. At cycle completion, your setting and option choices will be remembered for your next use of that cycle.
  • Page 6 POWER/CANCEL USE OPTIMAL DISPENSE – DETERGENT CONCENTRATION AND WATER HARDNESS Touch to turn the washer on and off. Touch to stop/cancel a cycle at any time. Touch – or + to set detergent concentration from 2x to 6x. Touch WATER HARDNESS to set water hardness NOTE: Turning the Wash Cycle knob will also turn the level (normal, hard, or soft).
  • Page 7 OPTIONS Extra Rinse Activate this option to add an extra rinse to most cycles. Touch to activate additional wash options or additional features on the washer. Not all options are available on NOTE: Extra Rinse can also be used to turn on the all models.
  • Page 8 DISPENSERS Dispenser Drawer (on some models) Optimal Dispense Drawer (on some models) The dispenser drawer gives you the convenience The Optimal Dispense drawer gives you the convenience of of adding HE detergent, liquid chlorine bleach, automatically adding HE detergent, liquid chlorine bleach, and and liquid fabric softener to the wash load at the liquid fabric softener to the wash load at the proper time.
  • Page 9: Cycle Guide

    CYCLE GUIDE Settings and options shown in bold are default settings for that cycle. For best fabric care, choose the cycle, options, and settings that best fit the load being washed. Not all settings are available with each cycle and some options cannot be used together. Not all cycles and options are available on all models.
  • Page 10 Items to wash using default Wash Spin Soil Available cycle settings: Cycle: Temperature:* Speed:*** Level: Options: Cycle Details: ® No clothes in Clean Fresh Hold Use this cycle every 30 washer Washer Delay Hrs. washes to keep the inside with of your washer fresh and affresh ®...
  • Page 11 Items to wash using default Wash Spin Soil Available cycle settings: Cycle: Temperature:* Speed:*** Level: Options: Cycle Details: Sturdy garments Allergen † Extra Hot Max Extract™/ Extra Steam for Uses more water to flush and household Extra High Heavy Stains** out allergens such as dust ®...
  • Page 12: Choosing The Right Detergent

    CHOOSING THE RIGHT DETERGENT USING THE DISPENSER DRAWER on some models Use only High Efficiency detergents. The package will be marked “HE” or “High Efficiency.” Low-water washing creates 1. Open the dispenser drawer. excessive sudsing with a non-HE detergent. Using non-HE detergent will likely result in longer cycle times and reduced 2.
  • Page 13: Using The Optimal Dispense Drawer

    USING THE OPTIMAL DISPENSE DRAWER (on some models) 1. Open the dispenser drawer. NOTES: A small amount of water may remain in the dispensers from 2. Add laundry products as described in steps 4–6 in the ■ the previous wash cycle. This is normal. “Using Your Washer”...
  • Page 14: Using Your Washer

    USING YOUR WASHER First wash cycle without laundry Turn knits inside out to prevent pilling. Separate lint-takers from ■ lint-givers. Synthetics, knits, and corduroy fabrics will pick up Before washing clothes for the first time, add liquid or powdered lint from towels, rugs, and chenille fabrics. HE detergent to the detergent dispenser.
  • Page 15 Add HE detergent Load laundry into washer Optimal Dispense Drawer Single load Optimal Dispense powdered cartridge HE detergent Select detergent dispenser, based on type of HE detergent Place a load of sorted items loosely in the washer. Items need used (either liquid or powdered). See “Using the Optimal to move freely for best cleaning and to reduce wrinkling and Dispense Drawer”...
  • Page 16 Add liquid chlorine bleach Add liquid fabric softener to to dispenser (if desired) dispenser (if desired) Optimal Dispense Drawer Optimal Dispense Drawer Dispenser Drawer Dispenser Drawer Pour a measured amount of liquid fabric softener into liquid fabric softener compartment. Always follow Add liquid chlorine bleach to the bleach compartment.
  • Page 17: Select Cycle

    Touch POWER/CANCEL to turn Select any additional options* on washer Slowly close the Optimal Dispense drawer. Make sure the drawer is closed completely, then touch POWER/CANCEL to turn on the washer or go to Step 8. Select CYCLE* To add an option to the cycle, touch its name – Fresh Hold ®...
  • Page 18 Set a delayed wash Remove garments promptly after cycle is finished If you do not want to begin a cycle immediately, you may choose the Delay Hrs. option. This will delay the start of the wash cycle by up to 12 hours. To set a delayed wash: Promptly remove garments after cycle has 1.
  • Page 19: Washer Maintenance

    WASHER MAINTENANCE WATER INLET HOSES WASHER CARE (cont.) Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk of 3. If stained areas or soil buildup is found, wipe down hose failure. Periodically inspect and replace inlet hoses if these areas of the seal using the following procedure: bulges, kinks, cuts, wear, or leaks are found.
  • Page 20 WASHER CARE (cont.) CLEAN WASHER CYCLE REMINDER 2. Chlorine Bleach Procedure: ® NOTE: Not all models have the Clean Washer with affresh cycle reminder light. a. Open the washer door and remove any clothing or items. ® The Clean Washer with affresh b.
  • Page 21 REMOVING THE DISPENSER (cont.) CLEANING OPTIMAL DISPENSE CARTRIDGE (on some models) Dispenser Drawer It is recommended that you rinse out the Optimal Dispense Removing the Dispenser cartridge when changing detergent types or concentrations, or when the washer will not be used for an extended period. To remove: 1.
  • Page 22 REINSTALLING/USING WASHER AGAIN WINTER STORAGE CARE To reinstall washer after non-use, vacation, winter storage, IMPORTANT: To avoid damage, install and store washer or moving: where it will not freeze. Because some water may stay in 1. Refer to Installation Instructions to locate, level, and hoses, freezing can damage washer.
  • Page 23: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at www.maytag.com/product_help – In Canada www.maytag.ca for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call. If you experience Possible Causes Solution Error Code Appears in Display (for 2- and 3-digit displays) Once any possible issues are corrected, touch POWER/CANCEL once to clear the code.
  • Page 24 TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at www.maytag.com/product_help – In Canada www.maytag.ca for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call. If you experience Possible Causes Solution Error Code Appears in Display (for 2- and 3-digit displays) (cont.)
  • Page 25 TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at www.maytag.com/product_help – In Canada www.maytag.ca for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call. If you experience Possible Causes Solution Vibration or Off-Balance Vibration, rocking, or Feet may not be in contact with the Front and rear feet must be in firm contact with floor and...
  • Page 26 TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at www.maytag.com/product_help – In Canada www.maytag.ca for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call. If you experience Possible Causes Solution Water Leaks (cont.) Water or suds leaking from Not using HE detergent or using too Only use HE detergent.
  • Page 27 TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at www.maytag.com/product_help – In Canada www.maytag.ca for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call. If you experience Possible Causes Solution Washer not performing as expected (cont.) Washer won’t run or fill;...
  • Page 28 TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at www.maytag.com/product_help – In Canada www.maytag.ca for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call. If you experience Possible Causes Solution Washer not performing as expected (cont.) Washer not draining/ Using cycles with a slower spin speed.
  • Page 29 TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at www.maytag.com/product_help – In Canada www.maytag.ca for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call. If you experience Possible Causes Solution Washer not performing as expected (cont.) Load not rinsed (cont.) Washer not loaded as Avoid tightly packing the washer.
  • Page 30 TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at www.maytag.com/product_help – In Canada www.maytag.ca for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call. If you experience Possible Causes Solution Washer not performing as expected (cont.) Not cleaning or...
  • Page 31 TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here or visit our website at www.maytag.com/product_help – In Canada www.maytag.ca for assistance and to possibly avoid a service call. If you experience Possible Causes Solution Washer not performing as expected (cont.) Gray whites, dingy colors Load not sorted properly.
  • Page 32: Warranty

    DISCLAIMER OF REPRESENTATIONS OUTSIDE OF WARRANTY Maytag makes no representations about the quality, durability, or need for service or repair of this major appliance other than the representations contained in this Warranty. If you want a longer or more comprehensive warranty than the limited warranty that comes with this major appliance, you should ask Maytag or your retailer about buying an extended warranty.

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