TABLE OF CONTENTS WASHER SAFETY... 3 PARTS AND FEATURES ... 4 USING YOUR WASHER... 5 Understanding Washer Cycles... 5 Loading ... 6 Normal Washer Sounds... 6 Starting Your Washer... 7 Selecting a Cycle and Time... 8 Rinse and Spin ... 9 Drain and Spin...
WASHER SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others is very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER”...
PARTS AND FEATURES This manual covers several different models. The washer you have purchased may have some or all of the parts and features listed below. 1. Control panel 2. Model and serial number label 3. Agitator 4. Lid 5. Basket 6.
USING YOUR WASHER Understanding Washer Cycles When the Cycle Control knob is set to a number and pulled out, the washer fills (to the selected load size) before agitation and timing start. The washer begins agitating immediately after filling; agitation occurs with the washer lid up or down.
Loading Loading suggestions For these suggested full-sized loads, set the LOAD SIZE selector to the highest load size setting. SUPER CAPACITY WASHERS Heavy Work Clothes 3 pair pants 1 coverall 3 shirts 1 overall 4 pair jeans Delicates 3 camisoles 2 bras 1 quilted robe 2 nighties...
Starting Your Washer Fire Hazard Never place items in the washer that are dampened with gasoline or other flammable fluids. No washer can completely remove oil. Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it (including cooking oils). Doing so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
5. Turn the LOAD SIZE selector to the correct setting for your wash load and the type of fabric being washed. Choose a load size that allows the load to move freely for best fabric care. See "Loading". You may change the load size selection after the washer has started filling by turning the selector to a different setting.
Permanent Press cycle This cycle features a cool-down rinse to minimize wrinkling of permanent press blends and synthetic fabrics. Use this cycle to clean lightly to moderately soiled loads. Short cycle This cycle features a brief wash and soak period, followed by a shorter spin and rinse.
CARING FOR YOUR WASHER Cleaning Your Washer Cleaning the exterior Use a soft, damp cloth or sponge to wipe up any spills such as detergent or bleach. Occasionally wipe the outside of your washer to keep it looking new. Cleaning the interior Clean your washer interior by mixing 1 cup (250 mL) of chlorine bleach and 2 cups (500 mL) of detergent.
TROUBLE- SHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call... Washer won’t fill, rinse or agitate Check the following: Is the power cord plugged in? Is the indicator on the Cycle Control knob properly lined up with a cycle? Turn the Cycle Control knob to the right slightly and pull to start.
Washer leaks Check the following: Are the fill hoses tight? Are the fill hose washers properly seated? Is the drain hose clamp properly installed? See the Installation Instructions. Is the sink or drain clogged? Sink and standpipe must be able to handle 17 gallons (64 L) of water per minute.
Load is wrinkled Did you unload the washer promptly? Unload the washer as soon as it stops. Did you use the right cycle for the load being washed? Use the Permanent Press cycle or another cycle with low spin speeds (if available) to reduce wrinkling. Did you overload the machine? The wash load must be balanced and not overloaded.
To locate the Whirlpool designated service company in your area, you can also look in your telephone directory Yellow Pages. For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to Whirlpool with any questions or concerns at: Whirlpool Brand Home Appliances Consumer Assistance Center c/o Correspondence Dept.
For five years from the date of purchase, when this washer is operated and maintained according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, Whirlpool will pay for FSP replacement parts for any top and lid rust and any part of the gearcase assembly, if defective in materials or workmanship.