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Frigidaire Affinity FAFW3801L Use & Care Manual

Frigidaire affinity fafw3801l: user guide
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Important Safety Instructions ..............................2-4
Features ...............................................................5
Operating Instructions ...................................... 6-14
Washer Settings Chart .................................... 15-17
Stain Removal Guide ...................................... 18-19
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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
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Care and Cleaning .......................................... 20-23
Solutions to Common Problems ....................... 24-28
Warranty ............................................................ 29
Notes ................................................................. 30
Français ..............................................................31

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  • Page 1: Table Of Contents

    Features ...5 Operating Instructions ... 6-14 Washer Settings Chart ... 15-17 Stain Removal Guide ... 18-19 www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044 & Care TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S Care and Cleaning ... 20-23 Solutions to Common Problems ...
  • Page 2: Important Safety Instructions

    Save these instructions for future reference. Record Your Model and Serial Numbers The model and serial numbers of your washer are found on the washer serial plate located on the inside of the door. Record and retain these numbers. WARNING For your safety the following information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fi...
  • Page 3 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 4: Important Safety Instructions

    • Do not tamper with controls. • Do not install or store the washer where it will be ex- posed 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 5: Features

    Cycle Selector Laundry Product Dispenser Drawer Door Striker Inner glass with small article redistribution ramp Stainless Steel Wash Drum As an ENERGY STAR Major Appliances has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR for energy effi ciency. Control Lock Adjustable Leveling Legs ®...
  • Page 6: 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 owing into your stand pipe.
  • Page 7 Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load. • Wash a single heavy item such as a king-sized comforter, bedspread or sleeping bag separately. • The washer can be fully loaded, but the items should not be tightly packed. The door should close easily.
  • Page 8 NOTE From time to time you may see water in the “LIQUID BLEACH” and “FABRIC SOFTENER” chambers. This is part of the normal operation of the washer. Liquid Chlorine Bleach • If desired, add liquid chlorine bleach to the cham- ber labeled “LIQUID BLEACH”...
  • Page 9 • Excess wrinkling, color transfer or odors may de- velop in items left in the washer after the cycle has ended, if not removed promptly. Do not leave the door open if there are small children or pets present. An open door could entice children to hang on the door or crawl inside the washer.
  • Page 10: Cycle Selection

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS casual normal bulky heavy casual normal allergy heavy/ bulky This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Console shown above for reference only. Your model may differ. Cycle Selection Turn the cycle selector in either direction to the cycle desired.
  • Page 11: Cycle Settings

    Spin Only (on select models) 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 a No Spin selection. Select the spin speed appropriate to the load.
  • Page 12: Cycle Options

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Cycle Settings, continued Sanitize (on select models) 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 13: Other Features

    Vent Latch Help prevent odor buildup and mildew between washes by utilizing your washer’s vent latch feature. To apply the vent latch, (1) open the door slightly, (2) lift the latch arm and then (3) press the arm down onto the plastic door strike, snapping it in place.
  • Page 14: System Clean Cycle

    System Clean Cycle. 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. auto...
  • Page 15: Washer Settings Chart

    Soil Level Heavy Normal Light Options Chime Stain Clean Extended Spin Fresh Water Rinse Delay Start Available selections Shaded areas represent factory presets. WASHER SETTINGS CHART casual normal delicates bulky rinse & spin warm high cool medium cold no spin...
  • Page 16: Washer Settings Chart

    WASHER SETTINGS CHART These Temperature, Spin Speeds, Soil Levels and Options are available with the following cycles: Auto Temp Warm Cool Cold Cold Water Clean Spin Speed High Medium No Spin Soil Level Heavy Normal Light Options Chime Stain Clean...
  • Page 17: Washer Settings Chart

    Soil Level Heavy Normal Light Options Chime Stain Clean Energy Saver Fresh Water Rinse Delay Start Available selections Shaded areas represent factory presets. WASHER SETTINGS CHART casual normal quick wash sanitize allergy delicates high heavy/ rinse & warm medium bulky...
  • Page 18: Stain Removal Guide

    STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE Safe Stain Removal Procedures To reduce the risk of fi re or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed below: • Read and comply with all instructions on stain re- moval products. •...
  • Page 19: Stain Removal Guide

    Stain Removal Suggestions STAIN TREATMENT Adhesive tape, chewing Apply ice. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on paper towels. Saturate with pre- gum, rubber cement wash 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 more. products, egg Wash.
  • Page 20: Inside Routine Cleaning

    CARE AND CLEANING Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventative) To help prevent odors, mold or mildew, leave the door open for a few hours after use or whenever the washer is not in use. CAUTION ENTRAPMENT and TIP-OVER HAZARD Do not leave the door open if there are small children or pets present.
  • Page 21: Cleaning Dispenser Drawer Area

    • 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 22: Inside Cleaning (Aggressive)

    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. delay...
  • Page 23: Care And Cleaning

    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: 1 Turn off water supply faucets.
  • Page 24: Solutions To Common Problems

    Reduce load size. Rewash • See Operating Your, steps 1 using correct water tem- and 2. perature, water level, and • Do not overload washer. amount of detergent. • Use correct temperature • Add nonprecipitating water and amount of detergent, conditioner to wash water to water and wash time.
  • Page 25 It may intensify discoloration. • • Use fabric softener in the washer to lubricate fi bers. When ironing, use spray starch or fabric fi nish on col- lars and cuffs. Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.
  • Page 26 Spray Gel Mildew Stain and fabric softener compart- Remover using brush to ments of dispenser. remove stains. • Dry the inside of washer • Use only HE (high effi ciency and gasket after every run. detergent) along with rec- ommended dosage.
  • Page 27 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 POSSIBLE CAUSE NOISE High pitch “jet engine”...
  • Page 28: Solutions To Common Problems

    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 29: Warranty

    MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY INFORMATION Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing 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.
  • Page 30: Notes

    NOTES...