Use & Care Guide Wave-Touch™ Front-Load Washer Guía de uso y cuidado Lavadora de carga frontal Wave-Touch Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien Laveuse à chargement frontal Wave-Touch 137023200 A (0801)
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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.
Safety WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, 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 •...
• 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 floor. It may be necessary to reinforce the floor to prevent vibration or movement.
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(See page 8.) Prepare items for washing. (See page 8.) Pretreat stains and heavy soil. (See page 9.) Add laundry load to the washer. (See page 9.) Normal Operating Sounds You may or may not hear the following sounds from your new washer: A.
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 fire, electric shock or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS in this Use and Care Guide before operating your washer.
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...
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 efficiency powder detergent, re- move the “Main Wash - liquid only” cup and add the powder directly to the “Main Wash -...
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”...
Operating Instructions OPERATING YOUR WASHER, con’t 6. Select the appropriate cycle and settings for the load. Turn the cycle selector knob in either direc- tion to select the cycle desired. The icon for that cycle will be illuminated and if the cycle...
DOOR LOCKED displayed. 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.
Operating Instructions Cycle Selection Turn the cycle selector in either direction to the cycle desired. The icon for that cycle will be illumi- nated. Press on the cycle selector knob to extend it or return it flush to the console. For best results Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be washed.
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°...
Operating Instructions Cycle Selection, con’t CASUAL The casual cycle provides 5-20 minutes of revers- ing tumble action for cottons and blends with a permanent press or no-iron finish. All temperatures except sanitize temp, all spin speeds and soil levels, and all options except warm rinse are available with this cycle.
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 setting. Select the speed appropriate for the load for 8 minutes of spin.
MY FAVORITES If more than one user has been entered in CUSTOM MODE: • The current user’s name will be displayed when the washer is turned on if CUSTOM MODE is • Press the button under that user’s favorite cycles. •...
To protect your fabrics, not all temperatures are available with every cycle. Settings will not be dis- played if they are not available with that cycle. See the “Washer Settings Chart” in this guide for more information. The temperature selected for the cycle will be remembered and recalled each time that cycle is selected in the future.
Operating Instructions Temperature, con’t COLD TEMP Use this setting for lightly soiled, brightly colored items, knits, delicates, hand washables and wash- able silk. ECO WARM TEMP Reduces the warm water temperature a few degrees to save energy when washing normally soiled, col- orfast cottons, sheets, casual items and washable woolens.
Operating Instructions Spin Speed Maximum spin, high spin, medium spin, mini- mum spin, and low spin speeds are available for each cycle. The spin speed and/or duration of final spin vary from cycle to cycle. Increasing the spin speed will extract more water, decrease drying time and conserve energy.
Operating Instructions Options Suitable options will automatically be indicated when the cycle is selected. To select or clear the eco friendly, stain clean, extra rinse, auto temp, extra spin, prewash, warm rinse and delay start options, press the scroll up or scroll down buttons under options buttons until the desired option is displayed.
ON will no longer be displayed. However, the water heater set- ting 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 and impact the performance of your washer.
Operating Instructions Options, con’t DELAY START Use delay start to select a wash time convenient to your schedule or during off-peak energy hours. The start of any cycle can be delayed for 30 min- utes to 22 hours. Select the delay start option and then press the button under the plus (+) or minus (-) symbols to scroll to the delayed time setting de- sired.
The set prefs feature allows you to personalize cycles, hide cycle descriptions, select the lan- guage, volume, brightness and contrast of the display, reset settings, clean the washer, and run the installation cycle. See SET PREFS in “Operat- ing User Interface Features” for more details.
Operating User Interface Features Saving Favorites Use the save as favorite feature to name and save a custom cycle to memory with all options and settings preferred. Up to 3 favorites may be saved for each custom user. Follow these steps: •...
Operating User Interface Features Saving Favorites, con’t To name the customized cycle for shirts, press my favorite 1. Press the button under to name the favorite cycle alphabetically. Use the button under to add numbers, foreign language characters or symbols to the name. Rotate the cycle selector knob in either direction to select the letters S-H-I-R-T-S...
To edit names while in CUSTOM MODE, turn the washer off by pressing cancel. Press any other button to wake the washer up. Screen will display to change or turn off USERS press SELECT You must press select within 5 seconds or washer will return to normal operation with previous user selected.
NOTE The INSTALL CYCLE is prompted automatically only once when the washer is turned on the first time at the end of installation. After that, if you wish to run a subsequent INSTALL CYCLE when moving the washer or modifying your installation,...
If you reset all settings, INSTALL CYCLE will be displayed as though the washer were just turned on for the first time. You may press the button under CANCEL if you do not wish to rerun the INSTALL CYCLE.
Operating User Interface Features Setting Preferences, con’t BRIGHTNESS Press the button beneath the plus (+) or minus (-) symbols to increase or decrease the brightness of the display. Press select to accept the change or press the button under EXIT to return to normal operation without any changes.
A situation where oversudsing has been detected by the washer will result in the washer automatically adding up to 4 extra rinses to attempt to clear the suds. Each extra rinse the washer performs to clear the suds will add 5 minutes to the cycle display time.
Washer Settings Chart These temperature, spin speeds, soil levels and options are available with the following cycles: deep heavy whites clean duty sanitize 144 min 57 min 52 min Estimated Cycle Duration** temperature * sanitize eco hot * warm ...
Stain Removal Guide Stain Removal Procedures SAFE STAIN REMOVAL PROCEDURES To reduce the risk of fire 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.
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 nonflammable dry cleaning fluid. Baby formula, dairy Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains. Soak for 30 minutes or products, egg more.
Care & Cleaning IMPORTANT DO NOT load garments or other items in the washer when cleaning the inside of the washer. TO REFRESH WASH DRUM SYSTEM CLEAN cycle to clean and • Perform the freshen the washer. To begin the cycle, press select when prompted.
NOTE Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed once or twice a month. CLEANING DISPENSER DRAWER AREA • Remove the drawer by pulling the drawer out until it stops. • Reach back into the left rear corner of the drawer cavity and press down firmly on the lock tab.
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: WINTERIZING INSTRUCTIONS Turn off water supply faucets.
Reduce load size. Rewash • See Operating Your, steps using correct water tem- 1 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 water and wash time.
PREVENTIVE MEASURES • Use a lint brush or shaver to • Use fabric softener in the remove pills. washer to lubricate fibers. • When ironing, use spray starch or fabric finish on collars and cuffs. • Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.
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 POSSIBLE CAUSE NOISE High pitch “jet engine”...
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.
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.