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_ To reduce the risk of fire, explosion, electric shock, property damage or injury
to persons when using your appliance, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
I. Read all instructions before using the appliance,
been used for such a period, before using a wash-
2. As with any equipment using electricity and having
ing machine or combination washer-dryer, turn
on all hot water faucets and let the water flow
moving parts, there are potential hazards. To use
this appliance safely, the operator should become
from each for several minutes. This will release
familiar with the instructions for operation of the
any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is
appliance and always exercise care when using it.
flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame
during this time.
3. Do not install or store this appliance where it will be
exposed to the weather.
Do not reach into the appliance if the tub or agitator
is moving.
4. Install and level washer on a floor that can support
the weight.
8. Do not allow children to play on or in the appliance.
Close supervision of children is necessary when the
5. This appliance must be properly grounded. Never
appliance is used near children.
plug the appliance cord into a receptacle which is
not grounded adequately and in accordance with
9. Do not tamper with controls.
local and national codes. See installation
10. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or
tions for grounding this appliance,
attempt any servicing unless specifically recom-
6. To avoid the possibility of fire or explosion:
mended in published user-repair instructions that
you understand and have the skills to carry out.
a. Do not wash items that have been previously
cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with
1I. Unplug power supply cord before attempting to ser-
gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, other flammable
vice your washer.
or explosive substances as they give off vapors
12. The agitator should not be removed. If the agitator
that could ignite or explode. Hand wash and line
is removed, it must be replaced by pushing down
dry any items containing these substances,
completely and the locking screw tightened before
Any material on which you have used a cleaning
the washer is operated.
solvent, or which is saturated with flammable liq-
13. Store laundry aids and other material in a cool, dry
uids or solids, should not be placed in the washer
place where children cannot reach them.
until all traces of these liquids or solids and their
14. Do not wash or dry items that are soiled with veg-
fumes have been removed.
etable or cooking oil. These items may contain some
These items include acetone, denatured alcohol,
oil after laundering. Due to the remaining oil, the
gasoline, kerosene, some liquid household clean-
fabric may smoke or catch fire by itself.
ers, some spot removers, turpentine, waxes and
15. Do not use chlorine bleach and ammonia or acids
wax removers.
(such as vinegar or rust remover) in the same wash.
b. Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or
Hazardous fumes can form.
other flammable or explosive substances to the
16. Do not machine wash fiberglass materials. Small
wash water. These substances give off vapors
particles can stick to fabrics washed in following
that could ignite or explode,
loads and cause skin irritation.
c. Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be
17. Before the appliance is removed from service or dis-
produced in a hot water system that has not been
carded, remove the door to the washing compart-
used for 2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS
If the hot water system has not
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