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Care And Cleaning - Frigidaire Gallery FWT449GFS2 Owner's Manual

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Care and Cleaning
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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,
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.
Before moving the washer,
place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard
under the front leveling legs to prevent floor damage.
(Lock tab isvisible only aRer drawer
been pulled out)
Figure 2
Figure 3
Figure 4
the Dispenser
Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should
be removed once or twice a month.
Remove the drawer by first sliding the safety latch to the right, then 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 inserts from the bleach and fabric softener compartments.
(Figure 3)
Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of
accumulated powders and liquids.
Large amounts of fabric softener
residue may indicate improper dilution
or more frequent cleaning is
To clean the drawer opening, usea small brush to clean the recess. Remove
all residue from the upper and lower parts of the recess. (Figure 4)
Return the bleach and fabric softener inserts to their proper compartments.
Replace the dispenser drawer and run the Prewash cycle without any wash
load in the drum.
Remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excesswrinkling,
color transfer, and odors may develop in items left in the washer.
Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical
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 with water.
The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts
with a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future



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