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GE Spacemaker WSM2420D Use And Care Manual

Ge spacemaker wsm2420d: user guide
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Safety Instructions
Operating Instructions, Tips
Operating the Washer ...........................6–13
Agitator..........................................................7
Control Settings...........................................6
Cycle Descriptions ......................................5
Cycle Times ..................................................7
Energy-Saving Tips .....................................7
Fabric and Cycle Settings .........................8
Lint Filter ................................................7, 18
Soak................................................................6
Washer Lid Latch ........................................6
Operating the Dryer.............................14–17
Air Fluff Drying ..........................................15
Automatic and Timed Drying................15
Control Settings........................................14
Energy-Saving Tips ..................................17
Fabric and Cycle Settings.......................16
Lint Filter..............................................14, 19
Loading .......................................................14
Sorting .................................................14, 17
Care and Cleaning...............
Storage and Vacation Tips ........................18
User Maintenance Instructions................18
GEAppliances.com
UseandCareGuide
Spacemaker
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18, 19
Laundry
Problem Solver
.......................20–24
More questions ?...call
GE Answer Center® 800.626.2002
Preparation
Detergents and Additives...................10, 11
Hard Water ....................................................10
Loading the Washer..................................7, 8
Sorting Clothes...........................................7, 9
Stains ..............................................................12
Stain Removal Guide...................................13
Consumer Services
Appliance Registration..................................2
Important Phone Numbers........................27
Model and Serial Numbers ..........................2
Repair Service..................................................2
Warranty ........................................Back Cover
Models: WSM2420, WSM2480
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  • Page 1 Storage and Vacation Tips ...18 User Maintenance Instructions...18 GEAppliances.com UseandCareGuide Spacemaker Problem Solver ...3–5 More questions ?…call GE Answer Center® 800.626.2002 Preparation Detergents and Additives...10, 11 Hard Water ...10 Loading the Washer...7, 8 Sorting Clothes...7, 9 Stains ...12 Stain Removal Guide...13 Consumer Services Appliance Registration...2...
  • Page 2: Model And Serial Numbers

    If you don’t understand something or need more help, write (include your phone number): Consumer Affairs GE Appliances, Appliance Park Louisville, KY 40225 WARNING: For your safety the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Installation Instructions before it is used. If you did not receive an Installation Instructions sheet with your appliance, you can obtain one by calling, toll-free, the GE Answer ® Center at 800.626.2002. —Properly ground to conform with all governing codes and ordinances.
  • Page 4 • Clean the dryer lint filter before each load to prevent lint accumulation inside the dryer or in the room. DO NOT OPERATE THE DRYER WITHOUT THE LINT FILTER IN PLACE.
  • Page 5: Save These Instructions

    • Never climb on or stand on the dryer top. For Washer Operation • Do not leave washer lid up during cycle. This will stop the spin action and prevent completion of the cycle.
  • Page 6: Soak

    Spacemaker Laundry WASH Temp Load Size RINSE See How to Operate Your Dryer section for the above Dryer controls Select Wash/Rinse Temperature. Push Cycle Selector knob in and turn clockwise to your selected wash setting. Pull Cycle Selector knob out to start the washer. If...
  • Page 7: Agitator

    Cycle Times — Total Cycle Times (Approximate Minutes) NOTES: • Total time includes pauses between each phase of the cycle. • Total time does not include water fill times. Fill times vary depending on household water pressure and your selected water level. Permanent Press Delicates Regular Sorting and Loading...
  • Page 8: Fabric And Cycle Settings

    SUGGESTED FABRIC AND CYCLE SETTINGS Cycle Suggested For Clothes Load/Fabrics such as: Permanent Press and Knits • Synthetics • Permanent press, treated cottons, blends with cottons • Down-filled garments, if machine Delicates • Baby clothes (delicate) • Lingerie Regular • Cottons and linens •...
  • Page 9 HOW TO SORT CLOTHES Sort by Surface Texture Separate Sort by Fabric Separate Sort by Soil Separate Sort by Color Separate It pays to check and prepare clothes for washing. • Empty pockets, brush out cuffs, zip zippers, and fasten snaps, hooks and buttons.
  • Page 10: Hard Water

    HOW MUCH DETERGENT SHOULD YOU USE? The use of a sufficient amount of detergent is one of the most important things you can do to make sure your wash comes out clean. Amount required varies according to: 1. Water hardness 2.
  • Page 11 OTHER LAUNDRY PRODUCTS Laundry Product and Type How to Use It BLEACH FABRIC SOFTENERS Follow package directions SANITIZER WATER SOFTENER SOAK AGENT PRETREATING, STAIN AND SPOT REMOVERS TINTS AND DYES NOTE: Special Instructions CAUTION: CAUTION:...
  • Page 12: Stains

    HOW TO REMOVE STAINS 1. Try to remove stains as soon as possible. The fresher the stain, the easier it is to remove. 2. Before attempting to remove any stain, take these steps: • Find the fabric in the chart on the next page, and use only recommended methods.
  • Page 13: Control Settings

    STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE Stain White and Bleachable Fabrics See Controls Setting Guide. carefully scrape off as much adhesive or gum as possible. CAUTION: Because cleaning fluids tend to be toxic, be sure you are in a well-ventilated room when using them. No cleaning fluid should be used unless user is familiar with the limitations and required cautions (usually printed on label).
  • Page 14: Sorting

    = SPIN Delicates See How to Operate Your Washer section for the above Washer controls. Check the Lint Filter Clean the lint filter each time the dryer is used. Always be sure the lint filter is in place. WARNING —...
  • Page 15: Automatic And Timed Drying

    When using the Automatic cycles, the Automatic Dry Control system continually senses the temperature of the air in the dryer drum. Wet laundry keeps the air cool. When laundry is dry enough (and the drum air warm enough), the heat turns off. When the air cools, the heat turns back on.
  • Page 16 Check pillow at end of drying time—if not completely dry, return pillow to dryer and reset for more drying time. Feather pillows dry very slowly and must be dried completely to prevent mildew.
  • Page 17: Energy-Saving Tips

    • Sort clothes by weight so you won’t have to run an extra cycle for one or two heavier, slower- drying items. • Do not overload dryer. The drum should be no more than half full of wet articles. For efficient drying, clothes need to tumble freely. Overloading prolongs drying time and produces uneven drying.
  • Page 18: Care And Cleaning

    USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS • Wipe the cabinet with a damp cloth. Occasionally wash it with mild soap and water and then apply a light coat of appliance polish to help preserve the finish. For long vacations Be sure water supply is shut off at faucets. Drain all water from hoses if the appliance will be exposed to freezing weather.
  • Page 19 A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. When the dryer is not exhausted to the outside, this lint is more apt to accumulate in and near the dryer, which could create a fire hazard.
  • Page 20 • No power to appliance. Check fuses and circuit breakers to make sure appliance is getting current. • Dryer door is open. Dryer will not run with door open. Make sure washer lid is closed. Washer will fill but will not spin with lid open.
  • Page 21: Loading

    PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE GREASY OR OILY These are sometimes called “invisible stains” because you may not notice them before STAINS ON washing clothes. However, if oily soils are not completely removed in the wash cycle, LAUNDERED the oily spots may pick up dirt from the wash water. The spots will then be very visible. GARMENTS They are not caused by the washer.
  • Page 22 THE PROBLEM SOLVER PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSE GRAYED • Detergent dissolves too slowly. It is important that detergent be present in the wash CLOTHES solution at the start of wash agitation. (continued) To restore grayed clothes— Most grayed clothes can be at least partially restored by the following procedure: 1.
  • Page 23 “NO-IRON” ITEMS • Too many items in dryer. Dry only one washer load at a time. Do not combine loads. • Too few items in dryer. If drying only one article, add two or more similar articles, even if dry, to ensure proper tumbling.
  • Page 24 • Clothes were excessively wet when they were put into the dryer. WASHER OR DRYER • Dryer door is open. Dryer will not run with door open. Make sure lint filter is in proper WON’T START position. Make sure washer lid is closed. Washer will fill but will not spin with lid open.
  • Page 25 NOTES...
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  • Page 27: Consumer Services

    We’ll Be There With the purchase of your new GE appliance, receive the assurance that if you ever need information or assistance from GE, we’ll be there. All you have to do is call—toll-free! In-Home Repair Service 800.GE.CARES (800.432.2737) A GE consumer service professional will provide expert repair service, scheduled at a time that’s convenient for you.
  • Page 28 This warranty is extended to the original purchaser and any succeeding owner for products purchased for home use within the USA. If the product is located in an area where service by a GE Authorized Servicer is not available, you may be responsible for a trip charge or you may be required to bring the product to an Authorized GE Service location.