CARING FOR YOUR
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. Pour
this into your washer and run it through a complete cycle
using hot water. Repeat this process if necessary.
NOTE: Remove any hard water deposits using only
cleaners labeled as washer safe.
Self-cleaning Lint Filter
Your washer has a self-cleaning lint filter at the bottom of
the basket. Wash and rinse water flow over the filter during
agitation, separating the lint from the water. The lint spins
out of the system during the spin part of the cycle.
If your washer drains into a tub, remove any lint collected
in the tub or strainer.
Water Inlet Hoses
Replace inlet hoses after five years of use to reduce the
risk of hose failure. Periodically inspect and replace inlet
hoses if bulges, kinks, cuts, wear or leaks are found.
When replacing your inlet hoses, mark the date of
replacement on the label with a permanent marker.
and Moving Care
Install and store your washer where it will not freeze.
Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can
damage your washer. If storing or moving your washer
during freezing weather, winterize it.
Non-use or vacation care:
Operate your washer only when you are at home. If you will
be on vacation or not using your washer for an extended
period of time, you should:
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Turn off the water supply to the washer. This helps
avoid accidental flooding (due to a water pressure
surge) while you are away.
To winterize washer:
1. Shut off both water faucets.
2. Disconnect and drain water inlet hoses.
3. Put 1 quart (1 L) of R.V.-type antifreeze in the basket.
4. Run washer on a drain and spin setting (see "Drain and
spin") for about 30 seconds to mix the antifreeze and
5. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
To use washer again:
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2. Reconnect water inlet hoses.
3. Turn on both water faucets.
4. Plug in washer or reconnect power.
5. Run the washer through a complete cycle with 1 cup
(250 mL) of detergent to clean out antifreeze.