Caring for Your Washer
Proper care of your washer can extend its life. This section explains how to care for your
washer properly and safely.
Wipe up detergent, bleach, and
other spills with a soft, damp
cloth or sponge as they occur.
wipe the outside of
the washer to keep it looking
Do not put sharp or metal
objects in your washer. They
can damage the finish. Check
all pockets for pins, clips,
money, bolts, nuts, etc. Do not
lay these objects on your washer after
Clean interior with 250 mL (1 cup) of
chlorine bleach mixed with 500 mL (2 cups)
of detergent. Run washer through a com-
plete cycle using hot water. Repeat process
Remove hard water deposits using
cleaners labeled as washer safe only.
Install and store your washer where it will not freeze. Because some water may stay in the
hoses, freezing can damage your washer. If storing or moving your washer during freezing
weather, winterize it.
To use washer again:
1. Shut off both water faucets.
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2. Disconnect and drain water inlet hoses.
Reconnect water inlet hoses.
3. Put 1 L (1 quart) of R.V.-type antifreeze in
3. Turn on both water faucets.
4. Reconnect power supply cord.
4. Run washer on a drain and spin setting
5. Run the washer through a complete cycle
(see page 9) for about 30 seconds to mix
with 250 mL (1 cup) of detergent to clean
the antifreeze and water.
5. Unplug the power supply cord.
You should operate your washer only when
you are at home. If you will be on vacation
or not using your washer for an extended
period of time, you should:
Unplug the power supply cord or turn off
Turn off the water supply to the washer.
This helps avoid accidental flooding (due
to a water pressure surge) while you
electrical power to the washer.