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Important Safety Instructions - Whirlpool lA56OOXT Use & Care Manual

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