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Vacation, Storage, And Moving Care; Troubleshooting Washer - Whirlpool YLTE6234DQ0 Use And Care Manual

Large capacity thin twin automatic gas and electric washer / dryer
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Vacation, Storage, and Moving Care

Install and store your washer/dryer where it will not freeze.
Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can damage
your washer/dryer. If storing or moving your washer/dryer during
freezing weather, winterize it.
Non-use or vacation care
Operate your washer/dryer only when you are at home. If you will
be on vacation or not using your washer/dryer for an extended
period of time, you should:
Unplug washer/dryer 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/dryer
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 for about 30 seconds
to mix the antifreeze and water.
5. Unplug washer/dryer or disconnect power.
To use washer/dryer again
1. Flush water pipes and hoses.
2. Reconnect water inlet hoses.
3. Turn on both water faucets.
4. Plug in washer/dryer or reconnect power.
5. Run the washer through a complete cycle with 1 cup (250 mL)
of detergent to clean out antifreeze.
To transport the washer/dryer
1. Shut off both water faucets.
2. Disconnect and drain water inlet hoses.
3. If washer/dryer will be moved during freezing weather, put in
a quart (1 L) of R.V.-type antifreeze in the basket. Run washer
on a spin setting for about 30 seconds to mix the antifreeze
and water.
4. Disconnect the drain from the drain system.
5. Unplug washer/dryer or disconnect power.
6. Disconnect the exhaust vent.
7. If your washer/dryer is a gas model, close shut-off valve in
gas supply line.
8. If your washer/dryer is a gas model, disconnect gas supply
line pipe and remove fittings attached to the washer/dryer
pipe.
9. Wash lint screen.
10. Make sure leveling legs are secure.
11. Place the inlet hoses into the basket.
12. Drape the power cord and drain hose over edge and into the
basket.
13. Use masking tape to secure the washer lid and dryer door.
Re-installing your washer/dryer
1. Follow the "Installation Instructions" to locate, level, and
connect the washer/dryer.
2. Run the washer through the Normal cycle with 1 scoop or
cap full of detergent to clean the washer and remove the
antifreeze, if used.
TROUBLESHOOTING
WASHER
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 into a grounded outlet?
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.
Are the water inlet valve screens clogged?
Are both the hot and cold water faucets turned on?
Is the water inlet hose kinked?
Does the water level seem too low, or does the washer
appear to not fill completely?
The top of the agitator is much higher than the highest water
level. This creates a perception that the washer is not filling
completely. This is normal.
Washer stops
Check the following:
Is the power cord plugged into a grounded outlet?
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.
Are the water inlet valve screens clogged?
Are both the hot and cold water faucets turned on?
Is the water inlet hose kinked?
Is there power at the plug?
Check your electrical source or call an electrician.
Has a fuse blown or is the circuit breaker open?
If problem continues, call an electrician.
Are you using an extension cord?
Do not use an extension cord.
Is the washer overloaded?
Wash smaller loads.
Is the washer in a normal pause in the Permanent
Press cycle?
The washer pauses for about 2 minutes in the Permanent
Press cycle. Allow the cycle to continue.
Washer won't drain or spin
Is the drain hose clogged, or the end of the drain hose
more than 96 in. (2.4 m) above the floor?
See the Installation Instructions for proper installation of drain
hose.
Is the lid open?
The lid must be closed during operation.
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