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Important Safety Instructions - Whirlpool LA5300XT Use And Care Manual

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Important Safety Instructions
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical
shock, or
injury to persons
when using your washer, fol-
low basic precautions,
including
the following:
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Read all instructions
before
give off vapors that can create a
using the washer.
FIRE HAZARD
or EXPLOSION.
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NEVER wash items cleaned,
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If hot water has not been used
washed, soaked in or spotted with
recently (usually 2 weeks or
wax, paint, gasoline, or flammable
longer), hydrogen gases may build
fluids in the washer. The fumes
up in the water heater and the hot
can create a FIRE HAZARD
or
water pipes. HYDROGEN
GAS IS
EXPLOSION.
ALWAYS hand
EXPLOSIVE.
To prevent injury or
launder and air dry fabrics contain-
damage, before using your washer,
ing these materials.
turn on all hot water faucets and
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NEVER allow children to operate,
allow water to run for several
play with, or crawl inside the
minutes. This will allow gases to
washer. Close supervision of
escape. DO NOT smoke or use
children is necessary when the
any open flame near the faucet
washer is used near children.
while it is open.
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When discarding an old washer,
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You are responsible
for mak-
ALWAYS remove the lid to prevent
ing sure that your washer:
accidental entrapment.
-is installed, repaired, and has
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NEVER put your hands into the
parts replaced by a qualified
washer until all matron stops. If the
person.
lid is opened while the basket is
- is properly installed and leveled
spinning, the basket will automati-
on a floor that can support the
tally stop in a few seconds.
weight.*
-
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DO NOT tamper with controls.
is connected to the correct 3-
* NEVER use or store flammable
prong outlet, electric supply,
fluids (dry-cleaning
solvents,
water supply and drain."
kerosene) in or near your washer.
- is properly grounded.'
DO NOT add flammable fluids to the
- is properly maintained.*
wash water. These substances
- is protected from the weather
and kept where the temperature
will not fall below freezing.
'See the Installation Instructions.
- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Additional safety instructions and your responsibilities
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ALWAYS store detergent, laundry
aids and other materials in a cool, dry
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ALWAYS unplug the power supply
place where children can't reach them
cord before attempting to service
the washer.
-In a locked cabinet if possible
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ALWAYS read and follow instructions
on packages of detergent and laundry
aids - especially warnings and
precautions.
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HAZARDOUS
FUMES can be
formed if chlorine bleach is used in
the same wash as ammonia or acids
such as vinegar or rust remover.
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DO NOT machine wash glass fiber
materials. Small particles can stick to
fabrics washed in following loads and
cause skin irritation.
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You are responsible
for making
sure that your washer:
- is used only for jobs normally ex-
pected of home automatic washers.
-is not run by children or anyone
unable to operate it properly.
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