Frigidaire FAFW3801LW Use & Care Manual

Frigidaire FAFW3801LW Use & Care Manual

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TABLE
OF CONTENTS
Important
Safety Instructions ..............................
2-4
Caie and Cleaning ..........................................
20-23
Features ...............................................................
5
Solutions to Co_on
ProbleMs .......................
24-28
Operating Instructions ......................................
6-14
Warran_ ............................................................
29
Washer Settings Chart ....................................
15-17
Notes ..............................................................
,._0
Stain Removal Guide ......................................
18-19
Franc_ais ...........................................................
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L_
www.frigidaire.com
USA1-800-944-9044
www.frigidaire.ca
Canada 1-800-265-8352

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  • Page 1 Safety Instructions ......Caie and Cleaning .......... 20-23 Features ............... Solutions to Co_on ProbleMs ....... 24-28 Operating Instructions ........6-14 Warran_ ............Washer Settings Chart ........15-17 Notes .............. ,._0 Stain Removal Guide ........18-19 Franc_ais ............www.frigidaire.com USA1-800-944-9044 www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352...
  • Page 2: What To Do If You Smell Gas

    For your safety the following information in this manual Please read all instructions before using this washer. must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or death. Recognize safety symbols, words Do not store or use gasoline or other flam- labels...
  • Page 3: Prevent Fire

    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 PROTECT CHILDREN •...
  • Page 4 PREVENT INJURY AND DAMAGE TO THE WASHER PREVENT INJURY • To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during To prevent serious personal injury and damage to the washer: operation, the washer must be installed and electrically grounded by a qualified service person in accordance •...
  • Page 5 Cycle Selector Control Lock LED Display Laundry Product Dispenser Drawer Door Latch with Safety Lock Door Striker Inner glass with small article redistribution ramp Vent Latch Stainless Steel Wash Drum Adjustable Cascading Leveling Legs Wash Vanes As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Electrolux Major Appliances has determined that this product meets the ENERGY STAR<e guidelines for energy efficiency.
  • Page 6: Normal Operating Sounds

    Normal Operating Sounds You may or may not hear the following sounds from your new washer: A. DRAIN HOSE The washer has a flexible drain hose to carry water from the washer to the stand pipe of your home. You will hear water flowing into your stand pipe.
  • Page 7 Operating Your Washer, continued Prepare items for washing, Add laundry load to washer. • Empty pockets. • Brush off lint and dirt. Shake out rugs and beach towels. • Close zippers, fasten hooks, tie strings and sashes, and remove non-washable trims and ornaments.
  • Page 8 Operating Your Washer, continued Add laundry products to the dispenser, From time to t!me you may see water in the "LIQUID BLEACH and FABRIC SOFTENER chambers. This is For best results part of the normal operation of the washer. Use a low-sudsing, high efficiency Liquid Chlorine Bleach/_X detergent to prevent oversudsing in = If desired, add liquid chlorine bleach to the cham-...
  • Page 9 Operating Your Washer, continued • To select or delete an option, press Options; then, = If changes to the settings or options are attempted while the indicator is blinking, press Select. after the cycle starts, you will hear several beeps indicator will light when the option has been se-...
  • Page 10: Cycle Selection

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  • Page 11: Cycle Settings

    Cycle Selection, continued Cycle Settings WASH/RINSE WATER TEMPERATURE To change the temperature, press the Temp button Allergen Reduction Performance to scroll to the desired setting. Select a wash water of Residential and Commercial, NSF Protolcol P351 temperature according to fiber content, colorfastness and Family-Sized Clothes Washers soil level.
  • Page 12: Cycle Options

    SOIL LEVEL Cycle Settings, continued Adjust the wash time in 3-minute increments based on Sanitize (on select models) the soil level of each load. Heavy, Normal, and Light This setting sanitizes heavily soiled colorfast fabrics soil levels are available. such as towels, bedding, and children's clothing by killing 99.9% of bacteria using wash water heated with a boost heater to 152 °...
  • Page 13: Other Features

    Other Features Delay Start Press Delay Start to select a wash time convenient to your schedule or during off peak energy hours. The delay time selected will be displayed and begin counting down when you select Start. Control Lock To avoid having someone accidentally start the washer, press Options and Select at the same time and hold for @ sa tze @ /]ax...
  • Page 14 ______________ System Clean Cycle TO REFRESH OR CLEAN INSIDE OF WASHER To clean and freshen the washer, perform the System Clean cycle. For best results use the System Clean cycle once a month. To begin the cycle, press and hold the Spin Speed and Options buttons simultaneously for 10 seconds until the display changes to "CLn".
  • Page 15 c mx ® c_>k_w_e_ ¸ These Temperature, Spin Speeds, Soil Levels and Options are available with the following cycles: Auto Temp v" v" v" v" v" Warm v" Cool v" v" v" v" Cold v" v" v" v" Cold Water Clean Spin Speed v"...
  • Page 16 ©2:© ,e_,v, s _,o_, , @,// ® ® ® ® ,,;, ®o ® ® dea_ ® warm © s_{,) These Temperature, Spin Speeds, Soil Levels and Options are available with the following cycles: >- > "1- Auto Temp Warm Cool Cold Cold Water Clean Spin Speed...
  • Page 17 These Temperature, Spin Speeds, Soil Levels and Options are available with the following cycles; > & ,¢ Auto Temp Sanitize Warm Cold Cold Water Clean Spin Speed High Medium No Spin Soil Level Heavy Normal Light Options Chime Stain Clean Energy Saver Fresh Water Rinse Delay Start...
  • Page 18 Safe Stain Removal Procedures To reduce the risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed below: HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD • Read and comply with all instructions on stain re- Do not use or mix liquid chlorine bleach with other moval products.
  • Page 19: 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 pre- gum, rubber cement wash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid. Baby formula, dairy Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains. Soak for 30 minutes or more. products, egg Wash.
  • Page 20 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. ENTRAPMENT and TIP=OVER HAZARD Do not leave the door open if there are small children or pets present.
  • Page 21 Other Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventative) Cleaning 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.
  • Page 22 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 23 Outside Routine Cleaning • When washing is completed, wipe top and sides of washer with a damp cloth. Turn water faucets off to prevent pres- sure build-up in the hoses. = Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or abrasive cleansers •...
  • Page 24 Common Washing Problems Many washing problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric dam- age. For satisfactory washing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS PREVENTIVE MEASURES Blue stains - Undiluted liquid detergent If caused by detergent,...
  • Page 25: Preventive Measures

    Common Washing Problems, continued PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES PREVENTIVE MEASURES SOLUTIONS Use a lint brush or shaver to Use fabric softener in the Pilling o Pilling is normal with syn- washer to lubricate fibers. (Fibers ball up thetic and permanent press remove pills.
  • Page 26 Common Washing Problems, continued PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS PREVENTIVE MEASURES o Moisture in the washer. Perform SYSTEM CLEAN Residue stains / Run dehumidifier in laundry buildup, mold or Use of non-HE detergent. cycle room. mildew stains in Overdosing detergent. Scrub gasket with Comet Avoid overfilling detergent gasket Overloading wash drum.
  • Page 27 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 High pitch "jet engine" A certain amount of motor whine is nor- noise,...
  • Page 28 Service Prevention Checklist, continued OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION 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, washer. Water collects in bleach This is a result of the siphoning action Water may be removed by removing the dispenser and fabric softener com-...
  • Page 29 Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing 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.