Electrolux EIFLS55I Use And Care Manual

Electrolux EIFLS55I Use And Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
IQ-Touch™ Front-Load Washer
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
Laveuse à chargement frontal IQ-Touch
Guía de uso y cuidado
Lavadora de carga frontal IQ-Touch
137262400 A (0907)


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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide IQ-Touch™ Front-Load Washer Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien Laveuse à chargement frontal IQ-Touch Guía de uso y cuidado Lavadora de carga frontal IQ-Touch 137262400 A (0907)
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Please read and save this guide Thank you for choosing Electrolux, the new premium brand in home appliances. This Use & Care Guide is part of our commitment to customer satisfaction and product quality throughout the service life of your new appliance.
  • Page 3: Safety

    Important Safety Instructions Recognize safety symbols, words and labels Your safety and the safety of others is very important. We have provided many important safety messages in the Use and Care Guide, Installation Instructions and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages.
  • Page 4 Safety WARNING To reduce the risk of fi re, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using this washer, comply with the basic warnings listed below. Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries. You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow these Important Safety Instructions: PREVENT FIRE •...
  • Page 5 • Do not tamper with controls. • Do not install or store the washer where it will be exposed to the weather. • Do not install on carpet. Install washer on a solid fl oor. It may be necessary to reinforce the fl oor to prevent vibration or movement.
  • Page 6: Features

    Major Appliances has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR for energy effi ciency. LCD Display Control Lock Stainless Steel Wash Drum Adjustable Leveling Legs ® Partner, Electrolux ® guidelines Theater-Style, Luxury-Lighting™ System Cascading Wash Vanes Touch-2-Open™ Door Latch with...
  • Page 7: Operating Instructions

    You may or may not hear the following sounds from your new washer: A. DRAIN HOSE The washer has a fl exible drain hose to carry water from the washer to the stand pipe of your home. You will hear water fl...
  • Page 8: Operating Your Washer

    Operating Instructions Operating Your Washer BEFORE USING YOUR WASHER Read the important instructions in this section of the Use and Care Guide before operating your washer. WARNING To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS in this Use and Care Guide before operating your washer.
  • Page 9 Wash a single heavy item such as a king-sized comforter, bedspread or sleeping bag sepa- rately. The washer can be fully loaded, but the items should not be tightly packed. The door should close easily. Operating Instructions...
  • Page 10 NOTE From time to time you may see water in the “Main Wash - liquid only” chamber. This is part of the normal operation of the washer. Powder Detergent To use a high effi ciency powder detergent, re- move the “Main Wash - liquid only” cup and add the powder directly to the “Main Wash”...
  • Page 11 From time to time you may see water in the “Main Wash -liquid only”, “Liquid Bleach” and “Fabric Softener” chambers. This is part of the normal operation of the washer. Operating Instructions Liquid Chlorine Bleach If desired, add liquid chlorine bleach to the chamber labeled “Liquid Bleach”...
  • Page 12 fi nal spin speed, soil level, and options for each cycle will be indi- cated for the cycle selected. See the “Cycle Settings” and “Washer Settings Chart” in this guide for descriptions and available settings for each cycle.
  • Page 13: Operating Your Washer

    As a safety measure, the door will automati- cally lock during the entire wash cycle. To add a forgotten item to the washer any time during the wash portion of the cycle, press pause. When the door unlocks, open the door, add the item, close the door and press start to resume the cycle.
  • Page 14: Cycle Selection

    Operating Instructions Cycle Selection Turn the cycle selector in either direction to the cycle desired. The indicator for that cycle will be illuminated. Press on the cycle selector knob to extend it or return it fl ush to the console. For best results Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be washed.
  • Page 15 fi nal temperature of the wash water may be lower and sanitation may be reduced. As a precaution, the washer door is locked once the water temperature reaches 130° F (55° C). If the cycle is cancelled during the wash phase and the water temperature is greater than 150°...
  • Page 16 SPIN ONLY Use the spin only cycle anytime you want to drain water from the washer and spin out the load or as a follow-up to the no spin selection. Select the spin speed appropriate for the load.
  • Page 17: Washing/Rinsing Temperature

    All wash water temperatures are automatically regulated to maximize detergent effectiveness and improve washing performance. The water heater setting and its distance from the washer, water usage in other parts of the home, and seasonally low ground water temperature in some geographic areas can affect water temperature.
  • Page 18: Spin Speed

    Operating Instructions Temperature, continued SANITIZE/COLD This setting sanitizes heavily soiled colorfast fabrics such as towels, bedding, and children’s clothing by killing 99.9% of bacteria using wash water heated with a boost heater to 152° F (67° C). Cold water is used to cool and rinse the load.
  • Page 19: Options

    • During a steam cycle you may notice steam exiting from the rear vent of the washer - this is normal and not cause for alarm. STAIN CLEAN (on select models) Use the stain clean option to add a 5-minute soak in the middle of the wash portion of the heavy duty, whites, colors, normal, casual, and delicate cycles.
  • Page 20: Washer Features

    To lock the controls between cycles, press and hold the control lock button for 5 seconds. Re- peat to unlock the controls when you are ready to operate the washer. Use this feature to reduce the likelihood of accidental operation by children. STATUS DISPLAY The estimated total cycle time will be displayed when the cycle is selected.
  • Page 21: Cycle Chart

    Washer Settings Chart These Temperature, Spin Speeds, Soil levels and Options are available with the following cycles: deep clean sanitize 144 min 57 min Estimated Cycle Duration** Temperature sanitize/cold hot/cold warm/warm warm/cold cold/cold Spin Speed high medium no spin Soil...
  • Page 22: Stain Removal Guide

    Stain Removal Guide Stain Removal Procedures SAFE STAIN REMOVAL PROCEDURES To reduce the risk of fi re or serious injury to per- sons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed below: • Read and comply with all instructions on stain removal products.
  • Page 23: Stain Removal Suggestions

    Stain Removal Suggestions STAIN TREATMENT Adhesive tape, chewing Apply ice. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on paper towels. Saturate with gum, rubber cement prewash stain remover or nonfl ammable dry cleaning fl uid. Baby formula, dairy Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains. Soak for 30 minutes or products, egg more.
  • Page 24 ENTRAPMENT and TIP-OVER HAZARD An open door could entice children to hang on the door or crawl inside the washer. If there are no small children present, you may leave the door ajar to prevent mildew and odor build up.
  • Page 25: Care & Cleaning

    • If there are no small children or pets present, you may leave the door ajar when the washer is not in use. • Leave the dispenser drawer open slightly at the end of the wash day.
  • Page 26 NOTE If the SYSTEM CLEAN cycle is cancelled or paused during the cycle, the washer will go through 2 rinse cycles to clean the drum of any residual bleach before unlocking the door. REMOVE “LIQUID ONLY”...
  • Page 27 fi berboard under the front leveling legs to prevent damage to the fl oor. Winterizing Instructions IMPORTANT If the washer is stored in an area where freezing can occur or moved in freezing temperatures, follow these winterizing instructions to prevent damage to the washer: Turn off water supply faucets.
  • Page 28 Do not overload washer. Use correct temperature and amount of detergent, water and wash time. Use fabric softener in the washer to lubricate fi bers. When ironing, use spray starch or fabric fi nish on collars and cuffs. Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.
  • Page 29: Solutions To Common Problems

    Run dehumidifi er in laundry room. Avoid overfi lling detergent and fabric softener com- partments of dispenser. Dry the inside of washer and gasket after every run. Avoid overfi lling detergent and fabric softener com- partments of dispenser. Leave door and dispenser...
  • Page 30: Service Prevention Checklist

    Solutions to Common Problems Service Prevention Checklist Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this washer. OCCURRENCE NOISE High pitch “jet engine”...
  • Page 31 120°F (49°C). Adjust water heater as neces- sary. Avoid using hot water elsewhere before or during washer use. There may not be enough hot water avail- able for proper cleaning. If problem persists, your hot water system may be unable to support more than 1 use at a time.
  • Page 32: Warranty Information

    Warranty Information Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will repair or replace any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used, and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.

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