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Important Safety Instructions - Whirlpool LA5578XT Use And Care Manual

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Important Safety Instructions
. Read all instructions
before
using the washer.
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NEVER
wash items cleaned,
washed, soaked in or spotted with
wax, paint, gasoline, or flammable
fluids in the washer. The fumes
can create a
FIRE HAZARD
or
EXPLOSION. ALWAYS
hand
launder and air dry fabrics contain-
ing these materials.
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NEVER
allow children to operate,
play with, or crawl inside the
washer. Close supervision of
children is necessary when the
washer is used near children.
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When discarding an old washer,
ALWAYS
remove the lid to prevent
accidental entrapment.
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NEVER
put your hands into the
washer until all motion stops. If the
lid is opened while the basket is
spinning, the basket will automati-
cally stop in a few seconds.
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DO NOT
tamper with controls.
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NEVER
use or store flammable
fluids (dry-cleaning
solvents,
kerosene) in or near your washer.
DO NOT add flammable fluids to
the wash water. These substances
give off vapors that can create a
FIRE HAZARD
or
EXPLOSION.
- SAVE THESE IN
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If hot water has not been used
recently (usually 2 weeks or
longer), hydrogen gases may build
up in the water heater and the hot
water pipes.
HYDROGEN GAS IS
EXPLOSIVE.
To prevent injury or
damage, before using your washer,
turn on all hot water faucets and
allow water to run for several
minutes. This will allow gases to
escape. DO NOT smoke or use
any open flame near the faucet
while it is open.
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You are responsible
for mak-
ing sure that your washer:
- is installed, repaired, and has
parts replaced by a qualified
person.
- is properly installed and leveled
on a floor that can support the
weight.*
-is connected to the correct 3-
prong outlet, electric supply,
water supply and drain.'
- is properly grounded.*
- is properly maintained.*
- is protected from the weather
and kept where the temperature
will not fall below freezing.
*See the Installation Instructions.
ISTRUCTIONS -
Additional safety instructions and your responsibilities
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ALWAYS
store detergent, laundry
place where children can't reach them
- in a locked cabinet if possible.
aids and other materials in a cool, dry
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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.
the washer.
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DO NOT
machine wash glass fiber
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ALWAYS
unplug the power supply
materials. Small particles can stick to
cord before attempting to service
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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