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Washer Care; Cleaning Your Washer; Water Inlet Hoses; Vacation, Storage, And Moving Care - Whirlpool 3955876 Use And Care Manual

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Cleaning Your Washer

Cleaning the exterior
Use a soft, damp cloth or sponge to wipe up any spills such as
detergent or bleach. Occasionally wipe the outside of your
washer to keep it looking new.
Cleaning the interior
To clean your washer interior, add 1 cup (250 mL) of chlorine
bleach and 1 scoop or capful of detergent into your dispenser,
and run the washer through any cycle using hot water. Repeat
this process if necessary.
NOTE: Remove any hard water deposits using only cleaners
labeled as washer safe.
Cleaning the dispensers
The dispensers are self-cleaning. If the liquid fabric softener
dispenser needs cleaning, scrub with a brush using a liquid
laundry detergent solution.
IMPORTANT:
Remove hard water deposits using only cleaners labeled as
washer safe.
Never use any cleaning fluids on dispenser parts. This can
cause damage to the plastic.

Water Inlet Hoses

Replace inlet hoses after five years of use to reduce the risk of
hose failure. Periodically inspect and replace inlet hoses if
bulges, kinks, cuts, wear or leaks are found.
When replacing your inlet hoses, mark the date of replacement
on the label with a permanent marker.

WASHER CARE

Vacation, Storage, and Moving Care

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.
Non-use or vacation care:
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 washer or disconnect power.
Turn off the water supply to the washer. This helps avoid
accidental flooding (due to a water pressure surge) while you
are away.
To winterize washer:
1. Shut off both water faucets.
2. Disconnect and drain water inlet hoses.
3. Put 1 qt (1 L) of R.V.-type antifreeze in the basket.
4. Run washer on a Spin cycle.
5. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
To use washer again:
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2. Reconnect water inlet hoses.
3. Turn on both water faucets.
4. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
5. Run the washer through any cycle with ½ the normal
recommended amount of detergent to clean out the
antifreeze.
To transport the washer:
1. Shut off both water faucets.
2. Disconnect and drain water inlet hoses.
3. If washer will be moved during freezing weather, put in 1 qt
(1 L) of R.V.-type antifreeze in the basket. Run washer on a
Spin cycle.
4. Disconnect the drain from the drain system.
5. Unplug the power cord.
6. Place the inlet hoses into the basket.
7. Drape the power cord and drain hose over edge into the
basket.
8. Close the lid and put a piece of tape over the lid and down to
the front of the washer.
Reinstalling the washer
1. Follow the "Installation Instructions" to locate, level and
connect the washer.
2. Run the washer through any cycle with ½ the normal
recommended amount of detergent to clean out the
antifreeze, if used.
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