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Frigidaire BKFW3517KT0 Use & Care Manual

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Important Safety Instructions .............................. 2-_
Features .............................................................
0 perating Instructions ......................................
Stain Removal Guide ...................................
Care and Cleaning ..........................................
SolUtiOnS_ Common Problems .........
Notes ..............................................
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  Summary of Contents for Frigidaire BKFW3517KT0

  • Page 1 _ABLE CONTENTS SolUtiOnS_ Common Problems ..Important Safety Instructions ......2-_ Features ............. _ar_n_ ......... Notes ..........0 perating Instructions ........6-15 Stain Removal Guide ........16-17 Franc;ais........... Care and Cleaning .......... 18-21 USA 1-800-944-9044 Canada 1-800-265-8352...
  • Page 2: Recognize Safety Symbols, Words And Labels

    Product Record Record Your Model and Serial Numbers The model and serial numbers of your washer are found Please read all instructions before using this washer. on the washer serial plate located on the inside of the door. Record and retain these numbers. Recognize safety symbols,...
  • 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 o Do not wash items that have been previously cleaned...
  • Page 4 PREVENT INJURY PREVENT INJURY AND DAHAGE TO THE WASHER - 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 All repairs and servicing must be performed by an with local codes.
  • Page 5 Cycle Selector LED Display Control Lock Drum Light* Laundry Product Dispenser Drawer Door Latch with Safety Lock Door Striker 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_ 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: Your Washer

    Operating Your Washer o Place delicate and small items such as bras, hosiery and baby socks in a mesh bag. 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. Sort laundry into loads that can be washed together, (Mesh bag not included.)
  • Page 8 Operating Your Washer, continued Add laundry products to the dispenser. From time to time 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 z_ detergent to prevent oversudsing in o 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- when the buttons are pressed.
  • Page 10 Heavy DeLay • @ Hot/CoN Maximum Start Whitest Whites Auto @ Warm/CoLd Fast Stain CLean CycLe Status Temp @ Warm/Warm Medium Extra Rinse Heavy Door Lock NormaL/CasuaL Rinse • @ CoLd!CoLd SLow © Extended Spin Normal Fina[Spin Quick @ CoLd/CoW No Spin Signal VoLume Light...
  • Page 11 Cycle Selectionr continued Heavy Deep Clean Sanitize (on select models) Use this cycle for heavily soiled, durable garments - ex. Use the Deep Clean Sanitize cycle to dean and towels, sports gear, or fabric tote bags. For best soil sanitize heavily soiled, colorfast fabrics including and stain removal, use the hottest water safe for the towels, bedding, and children's clothing.
  • Page 12: Cycle Settings

    Cycle Settings WASH/RINSE WATER TEMPERATURE Only sanitizing cycles have been designed to meet the To change the temperature, press the Temperature button requirements of NSF P172 protocol for sanitization to scroll to the desired setting. Select a wash water efficacy: ......................temperature according to fiber content, colorfastness and soil level.
  • Page 13: Cycle Options

    Cycle Options To select or delete the Energy Saver (if equipped), Extra Rinse, Stain Clean, Extended Spin (if equipped) or Signal Volume, press Options until the DeLay Start blinking light indicates the desired option. Then, while • @ Hot/CoW @ Maximum Stain CLean Auto @ Warm/CoLd...
  • Page 14: 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 or stop the washer, press Options and Select at the same time and hold for 10 seconds until "L.QC'...
  • Page 15: Washer Settings Chart

    Washer Settings Chart These Temperature, Spin Speeds, Soil Levels and Options are available with the following cycles: Lt3_ ¢(3 q_ "T-_ Temperature Sanitize/Cold (if equipped) Hot/Cold Warm/Warm (if equipped) Warm/Cold Cold/Cold Cold/Cold Spin Speed Maximum Fast v" v" v" v" Medium Slow ¢-...
  • Page 16: Safe Stain Removal Procedures

    Safe Stain Removal Procedures To reduce the risk of fire or serious injury to persons or properly, 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 17: Stain Removal Suggestions

    Stain Removal Suggestions STAIN TREATM ENT 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 18 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. Cancel ENTRAPMENT and TIP-OVER HAZARD Do not leave the door open if there are small children Soi1 Level Temperature Start/Pause...
  • Page 19: Maintenance

    Other Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventive) 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 20 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 21 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 If the cabinet becomes stained, clean with diluted chlo- rine bleach (1 part bleach to 8 parts water).
  • Page 22: Preventive Measures

    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 •...
  • Page 23 Common Washing Problems, continued PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES PREVENTIVE MEASURES SOLUTIONS • Use a lint brush or shaver to • Use fabric softener in the Pilling • Pilling is normal with syn- washer to lubricate fibers. (Fibers ball up thetic and permanent press remove pills, fabrics.
  • Page 24 Common Washing Problems, continued PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS PREVENTIVE MEASURES Moisture in the washer. Perform SYSTEM CLEAN Residue stains / Run dehumidifier in laundry room. buildup, mold or Use of non-HE detergent. cycle mildew stains in Overdosing detergent. Scrub gasket with Comet Avoid overfilling detergent gasket Overloading wash drum.
  • Page 25 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 26: Installation Instructions

    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 washer. the cycle. Water collects in bleach This is a result of the siphoning action Water may be removed by removing the dispenser and fabric softener corn-...
  • Page 27: Warranty

    For t heapplicable warranty period a ssetforthbelow, asmeasured from youroriginal date ofpurchase, Electrolux willrepair o r replace anyparts ofthisappliance thatprove t obedefective inmaterials orworkmanship when such appliance isinstalled, used and maintained inaccordance withtheprovided instructions. Warrantv Periods: • All parts -- One year including labor •...