Electrolux EIFLW55I Use And Care Manual

Electrolux EIFLW55I Use And Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
IQ-Touch™ Front-Load Washer
Guía de uso y cuidado
Lavadora de carga frontal IQ-Touch
MC
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
Laveuse à chargement frontal IQ-Touch
MC
137023500 A (0801))

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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide IQ-Touch™ Front-Load Washer Guía de uso y cuidado Lavadora de carga frontal IQ-Touch Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien Laveuse à chargement frontal IQ-Touch 137023500 A (0801))
  • 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 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 •...
  • 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 floor. It may be necessary to reinforce the floor to prevent vibration or movement.
  • Page 6: Features

    As an ENERGY STAR Major Appliances has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR for energy efficiency. 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™...
  • Page 7: Operating Instructions

    (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.
  • 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 fire, 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 efficiency 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 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 flush to the console. For best results Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be washed.
  • Page 15 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, con’t 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

    5 minutes. The water will drain and the load will automatically advance to the regular wash cycle. See step 5 in “Operating Your Washer” section in this guide for details on adding detergent to the dispenser. STAIN CLEAN...
  • 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 heavy clean duty sanitize 144 min 57 min Estimated Cycle Duration** Temperature * sanitize/cold  hot/cold  warm/warm * warm/cold  cold/cold Spin Speed *...
  • Page 22: Stain Removal Guide

    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.
  • 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 nonflammable dry cleaning fluid. Baby formula, dairy Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains. Soak for 30 minutes or products, egg more.
  • Page 24 TO REFRESH WASH DRUM Perform the SYSTEM CLEAN cycle to refresh the wash drum follow these steps: Wake up the washer by pressing any button, ro- tate cycle knob to the hand wash cycle, press the start button and then the cancel button.
  • Page 25: Care & Cleaning

    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.
  • Page 26 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.
  • Page 27: Solutions To Common Problems

    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.
  • Page 28 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.
  • Page 29: 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 POSSIBLE CAUSE NOISE High pitch “jet engine”...
  • Page 30 120°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 31: 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.
  • Page 32: Notes

    Notes...

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