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Washer Care; Cleaning Your Washer; Water Inlet Hoses; Vacation, Storage, And Moving Care - Whirlpool GCAM2792LQ0 Use And Care Manual

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WASHER CARE

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
Clean your washer interior by mixing 1 cup (250 mL) of chlorine
bleach and 2 cups (500 mL) of detergent. Pour this into your
washer and run it through a complete cycle using hot water.
Repeat this process if necessary.
NOTE: Remove any hard water deposits using only cleaners
labeled as washer safe.

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.

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 quart (1 L) of R.V.-type antifreeze in the basket.
4. Run washer on a drain and spin setting (see "Rinse and
Spin") for about 30 seconds to mix the antifreeze and water.
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 a complete cycle with 1 cup (250 mL)
of detergent to clean out antifreeze.
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TROUBLESHOOTING

First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid
the cost of a service call...
Washer won't fill, rinse or agitate
Check the following:
Is the power cord plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet?
Is the indicator on the Cycle Control knob properly lined up
with a cycle? Turn the Cycle Control knob to the right slightly
and pull to start.
Are the water inlet valve screens clogged?
Are both the hot and cold water faucets turned on?
Is the water inlet hose kinked?
Does the water level seem too low, or does the washer
appear to not fill completely?
The top of the agitator is much higher than the highest water
level. This creates a perception that the washer is not filling
completely. This is normal.
Washer stops
Check the following:
Is the power cord plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet?
Is the indicator on the Cycle Control knob properly lined up
with a cycle? Turn the Cycle Control knob to the right slightly
and pull to start.
Are the water inlet valve screens clogged?
Are both the hot and cold water faucets turned on?
Is the water inlet hose kinked?
Is there power at the plug?
Check your electrical source or call an electrician.
Has a fuse blown or is the circuit breaker open?
If problem continues, call an electrician.
Are you using an extension cord?
Do not use an extension cord.
Is the washer in a normal pause in the Permanent Press
cycle?
The washer pauses for about 2 minutes in the Permanent
Press cycle. Allow the cycle to continue.
The Gentle cycle features periods of agitation and soak.
Is the lid open?
The lid must be closed during operation.
Is the washer overloaded?
Wash smaller loads.

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