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Washer Care; Cleaning Door Seal/Bellow; Washer Maintenance Procedure; Cleaning Your Washer - Whirlpool duet sport WFW8300SW1 Use And Care Manual

Front loading automatic washer
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Cleaning the Door Seal/Bellow
1. Open the washer door and remove any clothing or items from
the washer.
2. Inspect the gray colored seal/bellow between the door
opening and the basket for stained areas. Pull back the seal/
bellow to inspect all areas under the seal/bellow and to check
for foreign objects.
A. Seal/Bellow
3. If stained areas are found, wipe down these areas of the seal/
bellow, using the procedure that follows.
a) Mix a dilute solution, using
chlorine bleach, and 1 gal. (3.8 L) of warm tap water.
b) Wipe the seal/bellow area with the dilute solution, using a
damp cloth.
c) Let stand 5 minutes.
d) Wipe down area thoroughly with a dry cloth and let the
washer interior air dry with door open.
Wear rubber gloves when cleaning for prolonged periods.
Refer to the bleach manufacturer's instructions for proper

Washer Maintenance Procedure

This washer has a special cycle that uses higher water volumes in
combination with liquid chlorine bleach to thoroughly clean the
inside of the washer.
Read these instructions completely before beginning the
cleaning process.
If necessary, the cleaning cycle may be interrupted by
pressing the PAUSE/CANCEL button. This will stop the cycle.
A RINSE/SPIN cycle must then be run to thoroughly rinse the
remaining bleach from the washer. Failure to do so will cause
damage to the washer and clothing added to the next cycle.


Cleaning Your Washer

cup (177 mL) of liquid
Begin procedure
1. Open the washer door and remove any clothing or items from
the washer.
2. Be sure the door is closed.
3. Open the dispenser drawer and immediately add
(160 mL) of liquid chlorine bleach to the bleach compartment.
NOTE: Do not add any detergent to this cycle. Use of more
cup (160 mL) of bleach will cause product damage
over time.
4. Be sure the dispenser drawer is closed.
5. Select the CLEAN WASHER cycle.
6. Press START.
NOTE: The basket will rotate, then the door will unlock, lock
again, and then the cycle will continue.
The machine will not fill, but the basket will rotate while
the washer runs a short sensing cycle. This will take
approximately 3 minutes.
7. The cycle will determine whether clothing or other items are
in the washer.
If no items are detected in the washer, it will proceed to
Step 8.
If any items are detected in the washer, all the Cycle
lights will flash, "rL" or "F-34" will be displayed, and the
Soak/Prewash and Cycle Complete status lights will
remain lit. Then the door will unlock.
Press PAUSE/CANCEL to cancel the failure code.
Then repeat steps 1, 2 and 6 to start the cycle again.
8. Once the cycle has begun, allow the cycle to complete.
9. After the cycle is complete, leave the door open slightly, to
allow for better ventilation and drying of washer interior.
Always do the following to maintain washer freshness
Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.
Leave the door slightly open after each cycle to allow for
better ventilation and drying of washer interior.
Repeat the cleaning procedure monthly, using
(160 mL) of liquid chlorine bleach.
If the procedure does not sufficiently improve the machine
freshness, please evaluate your installation and usage
conditions for other causes.
Cleaning the exterior
Use a soft damp cloth or sponge to wipe up any spills.
Occasionally wipe the outside of your washer to keep it looking
new. Use mild soap and water. Do not use abrasive products.

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