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Whirlpool LMR4131A Use And Care Manual

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    UseAndCare ONE SPEED AUTOMATIC A Note To You Understanding Washer Safety Knowing Your WasheJs Features 0 aeh5Fg Your Using The Chlorine Bleach Dispenser Laundry Tips If YQU Need arbor Warranty 1-800-253-1301 Call us with questions or comments. WASHER MODEL LMR4131A...
  • Page 2: A Note Toyou

    Keep this book and the sales slip together in a safe place for future reference. Model Number Serial Number Purchase Date a Whirlpool appliance. home appliance. Years of engineering experience have to us. This symbol will help you avoid actions which could cause product damage (scratches, dents, etc.) and damage to your personal...
  • Page 3 IMPORTANT SAFETY To reduce the risk of fire, electrical when using your washer, follow basic precautions, Read all instructions before using your washer. Do not machine wash or machine dry items cleaned, washed, soaked in, or spotted with wax, paint, gasoline, oil, or other flammable fluids.
  • Page 4: Knowing Your Washejs Features

    Knowing Your Washer’s Features The parts and features of your washer are illustrated below. Become familiar with all parts and features before using your washer. Bleach disp~ser-l-- Agitator Cycle control temperature Consumer Assistance Center number (l-80&253-1301) (under lid) :. . knob and selector Basket...
  • Page 5 Operating In This Section Before stating your washer ....-... or stopping your washer Starting Selecting a wash temperature ......5 Selecting a cycle and time .
  • Page 6 Water temperature tips Use warm or hot wash water with permanent press fabrics. For heavily soiled permanent press or knit clothes, pre-wash or pre-soak in warm water before washing. See the ‘Water usage guide’ on page 15 for more information. Selecting a cycle Pages 6-8: Use the information on these pages...
  • Page 7 Heavy cycle The Heavy cycle features hot water for heavy soils and longer spins to shorten drying time. . Use 14 minutes of wash time to clean sturdily constructed fabrics and heavily soiled loads. Normal cycle The Normal cycle features warm wash water and longer spins to shorten drying time.
  • Page 8 Using rinse and spin When using extra detergent for heavily soiled clothes, or washing special-care items, you may want an extra rinse and spin. 1. Push Cycle Control Knob in and turn clock- wise to RINSE, as illustrated. 2. Pull Cycle Control Knob out. The washer will fill to selected load size, agitate, drain, and spin.
  • Page 9 What happens in each cycle When the Cycle Control Knob is set to a number and pulled out, the washer fills (with the selected water temperature) before agita- tion and timing start. The washer will begin agitating immediately after filling; agitation can occur with the washer lid up or down.
  • Page 10: Using The Chlorine Bleach Dispenser

    Using The Chlorine Bleach Dispenser Always measure chlorine bleach. Do not guess. For this washer, never use more than l/2 cup (125 mL) for a full load. Use less with lower water level settings. Follow manufacturer’s directions for safe use. Use a cup with a pouring spout to avoid spilling.
  • Page 11: Laundry Tips

    Laundry Tips In This Section Before you wash ... Removing stains ... Water usage guide ... Using laundry aids ... Washing special-care items ... This section reviews proper laundering techniques, gives you additional washing information and discusses solutions to common laundering problems. Before you wash Preparing...
  • Page 12 Loading suggestions FULL-SIZE LOADS Heavy Work Clothes Mlxed Load 1 pair pants 1 double sheet 2 shirts 2 pillowcases 2 pair jeans 6 T-shirts 1 coverall 6 pair shorts 2 shirts Dellcates 2 blouses 2 camisoles 6 handkerchiefs 4 SliDS 4 panties 2 bras 2 nighties...
  • Page 13 Stain removal guide STAIN TO REMOVE These stains turn brown with age, so treat immediately. Sponge or soak fresh Alcoholic stains with cold water. Wash. If stain remains, soak 15 minutes in a solution of beverage lukewarm water, liquid detergent and a few drops of white vinegar. Rinse and rewash.
  • Page 14 STAIN TO REMOVE Spray stain with an aerosol hair spray or rubbing alcohol. Sponge stain continu- Ink or ously until all bleeding stops. Let dry. Repeat if necessary. Wash. If stain ballpoint remains, bleach if safe for fabric. (India and other indelible inks are almost pen ink impossible to remove completely.) Colored...
  • Page 15 Water usage guide Water temperature RINSE USE FOR WASH Heavy soils COLD I 30°F (54°C) Work clothes or above Sturdy whites and colorfast pastels Diapers Light and moderate soils WARM COLD 90”-110°F Dark or non-colorfast (32”-44°C) colors Normally soiled permanent press Nylons, polyesters, acrylics, silks, woolens...
  • Page 16 Using laundry aids Follow package instructions when using laundry aids. (See “Removing Stains” on page 12, for more information.) Chlorine bleach Use bleach dispenser. Follow directions on care labels. Do not use chlorine bleach on wool, silk, spandex, acetates or some flame-retardant fabrics. Measure bleach.
  • Page 17 Washing special-care Most garments and household textiles have care labels with laundering instructions. Always follow label directions when they are available. General washing instructions for some special washables are included in this section. Pretreat spots and stains. Select water temperature, cycle, and time Blankets according to the type of blanket being washed.
  • Page 18 Do not wash fiberglass materials in your washer. Glass particles Fiberglass could stick to the next load and cause skin irritation. materials Knits Knits this means that knits are more likely to be stretched and damaged when washed (especially bulky knits). Knits made of synthetic fabrics such as polyester, nylon, and acrylic tend to keep their original shape more than a knit made of cotton or ramie.
  • Page 19 Solving laundering Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Check the following list for problems you may have and possible causes. If you need additional help, check the ‘Assis- tance or Service” section of this book. CAUSE PROBLEM Chlorine staining...
  • Page 20 Caring for your washer To keep your washer looking like new: Wipe up detergent, bleach or other spills with a soft, damp cloth as they occur. Sharp or heavy objects should not be put on or in the washer. Check pockets for bolts, nuts, etc.
  • Page 21: Arbor

    If You Need Assistance Or Service This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part possible problems, their causes, and actions you can take to solve each problem. Parts 2 and 3 tell you what to do if you still need assistance or service. When calling our Consumer Assistance Center for help or calling for service, please provide a detailed description of the problem, your appliance’s complete model and serial numbers and the purchase date.
  • Page 22 United States. To locate the authorized Whirlpool service company in your area, call our Consumer Assistance Center telephone number (see Step 2) or look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages under: .APPLlANCE-HOUSEHOLD-...
  • Page 24: Warranty

    Any labor costs during the limited warranties. Repairs to parts or systems caused by unauthorized modifications made to the appliance. WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUEN- TIAL DAMAGES. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.