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Care and Cleaning
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Winterizing
Instructions
for cold
weather
care.
Winterizing
Instructions
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:
1.
Turn off water supply faucets.
2.
Disconnect hoses from water supply and drain water from hoses.
3.
Plug electrical cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
4.
Add 1 gallon (3.8 L) nontoxic recreational vehicle (RV) antifreeze to empty
wash drum. Close door.
5.
Set cycle selector knob at a spin setting. Pull out knob and let washer spin for
1 minute to drain out all water. Not all of the RV antifreeze will be expelled.
6.
Push in knob, unplug electrical power cord, dry drum interior, and close door.
7.
Remove dispenser drawer. Drain any water in compartments
and dry
compartments. Replace drawer.
8.
Store washer in an upright position.
9.
To remove antifreeze from washer after storage, run empty washer through
a complete cycle using detergent.
Do not add wash load.
Avoid
Service Checklist
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common concerns that are not
the result of defective workmanship or materials in this washer.
OCCURRENCE
POSSIBLE CAUSE / SOLUTION
NOISE
"Clicking"
noise.
• A normal sound made by the timer.
High pitch "jet engine"
noise.
° A certain amount of motor whine is normal during the spin cycle.
Rattling
and clanking
noise.
° Foreign objects such ascoins or safety pins may be in drum or pump. Stop washer
and check drum. If noise continues after washer is restarted, objects may be in
pump. Call your authorized servicer.
° Belt buckles and metal fasteners are hitting wash drum. To prevent unnecessary
noise and damage to drum, fasten fasteners and turn items inside out.
Squealing sound or hot rubber odor.
• Washer is overloaded. Do not overload washer. Stop washer and reduce load.
Thumping
sound.
° Heavywash loads may produce a thumping sound. This is usually normal. If sound
continues, washer is probably out of balance. Stop washer and redistribute wash
load.
Vibrating
noise.
° Washer is not resting firmly on floor. Move washer so it rests firmlyon floor. Adjust
leveling legs. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONSfor details.
° Shipping bolts and foam block have not been removed during installation. See
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONSfor removing shipping bolts and foam block.
° Wash load unevenly distributed in drum. Stop washer and rearrange wash load.
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