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Electrolux EWFLS65I Use And Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Wave-Touch™ Front-Load Washer
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
MC
Laveuse à chargement frontal Wave-Touch
Guía de uso y cuidado
MC
Lavadora de carga frontal Wave-Touch
137260200 A (0907)

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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Wave-Touch™ Front-Load Washer Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien Laveuse à chargement frontal Wave-Touch Guía de uso y cuidado Lavadora de carga frontal Wave-Touch 137260200 A (0907)
  • 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 life of your new appliance.
  • Page 3: Safety

    Safety Important Safety Instructions Recognize safety symbols, words and WARNING labels For your safety the following information in this Your safety and the safety of others is very manual must be followed to minimize the risk of important. fi re or explosion or to prevent property damage, We have provided many important safety personal injury or death.
  • Page 4 Safety 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: PROTECT CHILDREN PREVENT FIRE •...
  • Page 5: Safety

    Safety Important Safety Instructions, continued PREVENT INJURY PREVENT INJURY AND DAMAGE TO THE WASHER • To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during operation, the washer must be installed • To prevent serious personal injury and damage and electrically grounded by a qualifi ed service to the washer: person in accordance with local codes.
  • Page 6: Features

    Wash Drum Dual Stage, Wide-Angle Door Hinge Touch-2-Open™ Adjustable Door Latch with Leveling Legs Safety Lock ® As an ENERGY STAR Partner, Electrolux Major Appliances has determined that this ® product meets the ENERGY STAR guidelines for energy effi ciency.
  • Page 7: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions Getting Started To run your washer, follow these basic steps: Sort laundry into loads that can be washed Add laundry products to the dispenser. (See together. (See page 8.) page 10-11.) Prepare items for washing. (See page 8.) Select the appropriate cycle and settings for the load.
  • 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 fi re, electric shock or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS in this Use and Care Guide before operating your washer.
  • Page 9 Operating Instructions OPERATING YOUR WASHER, continued 3. Pretreat stains and heavy soil. See Stain Removal Guide in this guide or Stain Guides in the LCD User Interface for safe, successful stain removal instructions. 4. Add laundry load to washer. Combine large and small items in a load. Load large items fi...
  • Page 10 Operating Instructions OPERATING YOUR WASHER, continued 5. Add laundry products to the dispenser. For best results Use a low-sudsing, high effi ciency detergent to prevent oversudsing in front load washers. Look for this symbol on the detergent label: Detergent, liquid chlorine bleach and liquid fabric softener will be dispensed at the proper times in the cycle.
  • Page 11 Operating Instructions OPERATING YOUR WASHER, continued Liquid Chlorine Bleach If desired, add liquid chlorine bleach to the Other Wash Products chamber labeled “Liquid Bleach” and marked Color-safe bleach, water conditioner, detergent with this symbol . Fill to the MIN line for booster and enzyme products may be added small loads or the MAX line for large loads.
  • Page 12 Operating Instructions OPERATING YOUR WASHER, continued 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 description feature is turned on, the cycle and estimated cycle time are displayed on the User Interface screen for 5 seconds.
  • Page 13: Operating Your Washer

    Operating Instructions OPERATING YOUR WASHER, continued 7. Start the washer. Close the door and press start. The washer will not operate with the door unlatched and DOOR OPEN will be displayed. Select delay start to delay the beginning of the cycle for up to 22 hours if desired. As a safety measure, the door will automati- cally lock and remained locked during the DOOR LOCKED...
  • Page 14: Cycle Selection

    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 fl ush to the console. For best results Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be washed.
  • Page 15 Operating Instructions Cycle Selection, continued DEEP CLEAN SANITIZE Use the deep clean sanitize cycle to clean and sanitize heavily soiled, colorfast fabrics including towels, bedding, and children’s clothing. Very hot water, all spin speeds, all soil levels except light soil and extra light soil, and all options except prewash, eco friendly, stain clean, and warm rinse are available with this cycle.
  • Page 16 Operating Instructions Cycle Selection, continued CASUAL The casual cycle provides 5-20 minutes of revers- ing tumble action for cottons and blends with a permanent press or no-iron fi nish. All temperatures except sanitize temp, all spin speeds and soil levels, and all options except warm rinse are available with this cycle.
  • Page 17 Operating Instructions Cycle Selection, continued 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.
  • Page 18 Operating Instructions MY FAVORITES , continued 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 to continue using that user’s favorite cycles.
  • Page 19: Washing/Rinsing Temperature

    Operating Instructions Washing/Rinsing Temperature The appropriate washing temperature will auto- matically be indicated for the cycle selected. For best results Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be washed. To change the temperature, press the temperature button to scroll to the desired setting. Select a wash water temperature according to fi...
  • Page 20 Operating Instructions Temperature, continued 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.
  • Page 21: Spin Speed

    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 fi nal spin vary from cycle to cycle. Increasing the spin speed will extract more water, decrease drying time and conserve energy.
  • Page 22: Options

    Operating Instructions Options Suitable options will automatically be indicated when the cycle is selected. To select or clear the add steam, 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 until the desired option is displayed.
  • Page 23 Operating Instructions Options, continued ECO FRIENDLY The eco friendly option reduces the hot and warm water temperature a few degrees to save energy. It is available with all cycles except deep clean sanitize and spin only. STAIN CLEAN Use the stain clean option to add a 5-minute soak in the middle of the wash portion of the normal, colors, casual, active wear, whites, heavy duty and deli- cates cycles.
  • Page 24: Options

    Operating Instructions Options, continued WARM RINSE Select the warm rinse option with the normal, heavy duty, active wear, fast wash, delicates and hand wash cycles. 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.
  • Page 25: Operating User Interface Features

    Operating User Interface Features User Interface Features SAVE AS FAVORITE The save as favorite feature allows you to per- sonalize up to 3 custom cycles each custom user. See save as favorite in “Operating User Interface Preferences” for more details. SET PREFS The set prefs feature allows you to personalize cycles, hide cycle descriptions, select the lan-...
  • Page 26: Saving Favorites

    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: •...
  • Page 27 Operating User Interface Features Saving Favorites, continued 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 S-H-I-R-T-S to select the letters...
  • Page 28: Setting Preferences

    Operating User Interface Features Setting Preferences CUSTOM MODE CUSTOM MODE allows up to 3 household mem- bers to personalize up to 3 favorite cycles each. To enter custom users and personalize favorite cycles: • Use the scroll up or scroll down buttons until you reach set prefs.
  • Page 29 Operating User Interface Features Setting Preferences, continued NOTE INSTALL CYCLE Run the INSTALL CYCLE before operating the The INSTALL CYCLE is prompted automatically washer the fi rst time. Remove all items from the only once when the washer is turned on the fi rst washer drum and press start.
  • Page 30 Operating User Interface Features Setting Preferences, continued SYSTEM CLEAN To clean and freshen the washer, perform the SYSTEM CLEAN cycle. If you wish to begin the cycle, press select when prompted. The next screen will instruct you to remove all items from the wash drum, fi...
  • Page 31 Operating User Interface Features Setting Preferences, continued 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 EXIT press the button under to return to normal operation without any changes.
  • Page 32: Other Features

    Operating Other Features Other Features STATUS DISPLAY The estimated total cycle time will be displayed when the cycle is selected. The time may increase if water pressure is low, oversudsing occurs or the load becomes unbalanced. The approximate time remaining will be displayed during the cycle. 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...
  • Page 33: Cycle Chart

    Cycle Chart Washer Settings Chart These temperature, spin speeds, soil levels and options are available with the following cycles: deep heavy whites colors normal casual active fast delicate hand spin clean duty wear wash wash only sanitize 144 min 57 min 52 min 31 min 52 min...
  • Page 34: Stain Removal Guide

    Stain Removal Guide Stain Removal Procedures SAFE STAIN REMOVAL PROCEDURES WARNING To reduce the risk of fi re or serious injury to per- sons or property, comply with the basic warnings HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD listed below: Do not use or mix liquid chlorine bleach with other •...
  • Page 35: Stain Removal Suggestions

    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 prewash gum, rubber cement stain remover or nonfl ammable dry cleaning fl uid. Baby formula, dairy prod- Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains.
  • Page 36 Care & 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 An open door could entice children to hang on the door or crawl inside the washer.
  • Page 37: Care & Cleaning

    Care & Cleaning Other Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventative) CLEANING DISPENSER DRAWER AREA NOTE 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.
  • Page 38 Care & Cleaning Inside Cleaning (Aggressive) In cases where SYSTEM CLEAN cycle along with care and cleaning of rubber gasket folds isn’t done, and severe odor, mold, mildew, or residue buildup have developed, follow the below cleaning procedure to help alleviate the problem. CLEANING PROCEDURE - Washer Drum Ensure the wash tub is empty (or no clothes load).
  • Page 39 Care & Cleaning Outside Routine Cleaning • 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. • Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or abrasive cleansers •...
  • Page 40 Solutions to Common Problems Common Washing Problems Many washing problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory washing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS PREVENTIVE MEASURES Blue stains...
  • Page 41: Solutions To Common Problems

    Solutions to Common Problems Common Washing Problems, continued PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS PREVENTIVE MEASURES Yellow • Agitation time too short. • Soak in detergent booster or • Select correct wash cycle. buildup of • Wash water temperature too product containing enzymes. •...
  • Page 42: 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 SOLUTION NOISE...
  • Page 43 Solutions to Common Problems Avoid Service Checklist, continued OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION WATER Water collects in folds of This is a result of the washing action and the bellows at the end of is part of the normal operation of the the cycle.
  • Page 44: Warranty Information

    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.

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