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Care And Cleaning - Frigidaire 134609000A Use And Care Manual

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Care and Cleaning

(Lock tab is visible only after drawer has
been pulled out)
Follow WinterizingInstructions for cold
Figure 4
Outside
When washing is completed, wipe top and sides of washer with a damp cloth. Turn water
faucets off to prevent pressure build-up in the hoses.
As needed, clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or
abrasive cleansers. If door or console becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine bleach
[1/2 cup (120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 L) water]. Rinse several times with clear water.
Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent.
Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.
Figure 1
Before moving the washer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under the front
leveling legs to prevent floor damage.
Cleaning the Dispenser Drawer Area
Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed
once or twice a month.
Remove the drawer by pulling the drawer out until it stops. (Figure 1)
Reach back into the left rear corner of the drawer cavity and press down firmly on the lock
tab (left rear portion of the drawer). Pull out the drawer. (Figure 2)
Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments. (Figure 3)
Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of accumulated powders
Figure 2
and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softener residue may indicate improper dilution or
more frequent cleaning is required.
To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove all residue
from the upper and lower parts of the recess. (Figure 4)
Replace the insert pressing the "X" to lock it in place. Return the dispenser drawer.
Inside
Remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excess wrinkling, color transfer,
and odors may develop in items left in the washer.
Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical
shock hazards.
Dry around the washer door opening, flexible gasket, and door glass. These areas should
always be clean to ensure a water tight seal.
When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on the drum.
Remove this by wiping the drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser. Rinse thoroughly
Figure 3
with water.
Periodically, wipe dry the bottom of the flexible gasket to remove lint and other debris.
The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with a
nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads.
Winterizing Instructions
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.
2.
Disconnect hoses from water supply and drain water from hoses.
3.
Plug electrical cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
4.
Add 1 gallon (3.8 L) nontoxic recreational vehicle (RV) antifreeze to empty wash drum.
Close door.
5.
Select the Drain/Spin cycle. Press START and let the washer drain for 1 minute to drain
out all the water. Not all of the RV antifreeze will be expelled.
6.
Press Pause/Cancel twice, unplug electrical power cord, dry off drum interior and close
door.
7.
Remove dispenser drawer. Drain any water in compartments and dry compartments.
Replace drawer.
8.
Store washer in an upright position.
9.
To remove antifreeze from washer after storage, run empty washer through a complete
cycle using detergent. Do not add wash load.
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