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Whirlpool LMR5243A Use And Care Manual
Whirlpool LMR5243A Use And Care Manual

Whirlpool LMR5243A Use And Care Manual

Whirlpool two speed automatic washer use and care guide lmr5243a, lmv5243a


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A Note To You
Washer Safety
Knowing Your
Washer's Features
Operating Your
Other Features
Laundry Tips
If Yqu'Need
Call us with questions
or comments.



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  • Page 1 UseAndCare TWO SPEED AUTOMATIC A Note To You Understanding Washer Safety Knowing Your Washer’s Features Operating Your Washer Other Features Laundry Tips If Yqu‘Need ~~sssttce Warranty 1-800-253-1301 Call us with questions or comments. WASHER MODELS LMR5243A LMV5243A...
  • Page 2 A Note ToYou Thank buying a Whirlpool You have purchased a quality, world-class home appliance. Years of engineering experience have gone into its manufacturing. To ensure many years of trouble-free operation, we have developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable information on how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely.
  • 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 Washer’s Features The parts and features of your washer are illustrated below. Become familiar with all pat-k and features before using your washer. Temperature selector Load size selector Bleach dispenser Agitator Cycle control knob Basket...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Operating Your Washer I- ~ ~ In This Section Before starting your washer Starting or stopping your washer ... 5 Selecting a load size ... wash-rinse temperatures ..6 Selecting Operating your washer properly assures maximum washing efficiency. This section gives you important information to help you to select a cycle, time, and temperature for your wash load.
  • Page 6: Selecting Wash-Rinse Temperatures

    Load size tips Items should move freely in the washer. Do not overload the machine or select a load size that is too small for the wash load. Use a large load size setting for best results with permanent press clothes. Reduce wash time when using small load size settings.
  • Page 7 Regular cycles The Regular cycles feature longer spins to shorten drying time. Use 14 minutes of wash time to clean sturdily constructed fabrics and heavily soiled loads. Use 10 minutes of wash time to clean regular loads of fabrics that are lightly to moderately soiled.
  • Page 8: Using Rinse And Spin

    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 until the indicator points to RINSE, as illustrated.
  • Page 9: What Happens In Each Cycle

    What happens in each When the Cycle Control Knob is set to a number and pulled out, the washer fills before agitation and timing start. The washer will begin agitating immediately after filling; agita- tion can occur with the washer lid up or down. After agitation starts, the knob turns clockwise until it points to OFF and the cycle ends.
  • Page 10 Other Features In This Section Using the fabric softener dispenser ....10 Using the chlorine bleach dispenser ....10 Your washer has the following features.
  • Page 11 Manual clean lint filter Clean lint filter after every load. 1. To remove, grasp the top of the agitator with both hands. Pull upward to remove agitator cap. Lint filter is attached to the end of the shaft. 2. Detach lint filter by pinching forked ends of shaft together.
  • Page 12 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 13 Loading suggestions For these suggested full-size loads, use the LARGE load size setting. Mixed Load Heavy Work Clothes 1 pair pants 1 double sheet 2 shirts 2 pillowcases 2 pair jeans 6 T-shirts 1 coverall 6 pair shorts 2 shins Delicates 2 blouses 2 camisoles...
  • Page 14 Stain removal guide STAIN TO REMOVE These stains turn brown with age, so treat immediately. Sponge or soak fresh Alcoholic beverage stains with cold water. Wash. If stain remains, soak 15 minutes in a solution of lukewarm water, liquid detergent and a few drops of white vinegar. Rinse and rewash.
  • Page 15 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 pen ink remains, bleach if safe for fabric. (India and other indelible inks are almost impossible to remove completely.) Colored or non-colorfast...
  • Page 16 Water usage guide Water temperature WASH RINSE USE FOR Heavy soils COLD 13O"F(54"C) Work clothes or above Sturdy whites and colorfast pastels Diapers WARM COLD Light and moderate soils 90"-110°F Dark or non-colorfast (32"-44°C) colors Moderately soiled perma- nent press Nylons, polyesters, acrylics, silks, woolens Knits and delicate fabrics...
  • Page 17 Using laundry aids Follow package instructions when using laundry aids. (See “Removing Stains” on page 13, 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 18 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. Blankets Pretreat spots and stains. Select water temperature, cycle, and time according to the type of blanket being washed.
  • Page 19 Fiberglass Do not wash fiberglass materials in your washer. Glass particles materials could stick to the next load and cause skin irritation. Knits Knits are comfortable to wear because they stretch. However, this means that knits are more likely to be stretched and damaged when washed (especially bulky knits).
  • Page 20 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. PROBLEM CAUSE Brown, yellow...
  • Page 21 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 22 If You Need Assistance Or Service This section is designed to help you save the cost of a service call. Part 1 of this section outlines 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.
  • Page 23 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...
  • Page 24 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.

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