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KitchenAid KAWS577E Use & Care Manual

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  • Page 1 KAWS577E KAWS677E KAWS777E 3950448 Rev. A...
  • Page 2 KITCHENAID* appliance! KitchenAid designs the best tools for the most important room in your house. To ensure that you enjoy many years of trouble-free operation, we developed this Use and Care Guide. It contains valuable information concerning how to operate and maintain your new appliance properly and safely.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    This symbol alerts you to hazards Your safety is important to us. such as fire, electrical shock, or This guide contains safety statements under warn- other injuries. ing symbols. Please pay special attention to these symbols and follow any instructions given. Here is a brief explanation of the symbol.
  • Page 4 The parts and features of your washer are illustrated on this page. Become familiar with all parts and features before using your washer. Page references are included next to some features. Refer to those pages for more information about the features. NOTE: The drawings in this book may vary from your washer model.
  • Page 5 To get the best washing results possible, you must use your washer correctly. This section tells you how to use your washer properly and efficiently. Using your washer Explosion Hazard Electrical Shock Hazard Never place items in the washer that are Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
  • Page 6 Using your washer (cont.) 7, Set the Water Temperature selector to the correct 4. (OPTIONAL STEP) Pour measured liquid fabric setting for the type of softener into the liquid fabric and soils being fabric softener dispenser. washed. • Do not spill or drip any * Use the warmest water fabric softener on the safe for fabric.
  • Page 7: Using Your Washer

    Using your washer (cont.) 11. Push in the Cycle Control Knob and turn it 9. (OPTIONAL STEP) Some models have a HAND CARE* feature clockwise to the wash cycle you want. See to gently clean fine pages 8 and 9. washables that require * Reduce the wash time delicate care (see...
  • Page 8 Selecting a cycle and time NOTE: The washer pauses briefly throughout each This section describes the available wash cycles cycle. These pauses are normal. Refer to page 11 and will help you make the best cycle selections to learn more about the sounds you may hear and for your wash loads.
  • Page 9 Models KAWS677E and KAWS777E NORMAL RIN_ UGHT REGULAR SPIN HEAVY EXTRA WASI4 EXTRA RINSE SPIN ONLY SPIN SOAK _-wA_ PERMANENT SPIN PRESS RINSE RINSE DELICAIES/ SPIN HandCare Normal cycle Garments are labeled "Hand Wash" because: The Normal cycle features high agitation speed for •...
  • Page 10: Rinse/Drain And Spin

    Rinse/drain and spin Drain and Spin feature Rinse and Spin feature A drain and spin may help shorten drying times for When using extra detergent for heavily soiled some heavy fabrics or special-care clothes, or washing special-care items by removing excess water. RINSE items, you may find an extra rinse •...
  • Page 11: Normal Washer Sounds

    Understanding normal washer sounds During drain Your new washer may make sounds your old one didn't. Because the sounds may be unfamiliar, you If water is drained quickly from your washer (depend- may be concerned about them. Don't be; most of ing on your installation), you may hear air being them are normal.
  • Page 12: Cleaning Your Washer

    Proper care of your washer can extend its life. This section explains how to care for your washer properly and safely. Cleaning your washer Cleaning the interior Cleaning exterior Clean your washer interior by mixing 1 cup (250 mL) Use a soft, damp cloth or sponge to wipe up any of chlorine bleach and 2 cups (500 mL) of detergent.
  • Page 13: Washing Problems

    Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Check the following list for common washing problems. If you need further assistance, see "Requesting Assistance or Service" on pages 17 or 18. Common washing problems Problem ... Cause ... Solution ...
  • Page 14 Common washing problems (cont.) Problem ... Cause .,. Solution ... Washer makes noise • Gears engaging after drain and ', This is normal. (contd.) before spin. • This is normal. • Upper part of agitator clicks during wash. • Plug in power cord. Won't fill/rinse/agitate •...
  • Page 15 Common washing problems (cont.) Problem ... Cause ... Solution ... ,, Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from Residue or lint ,, Improper sorting. lint takers (corduroy, synthetics). Also on load sort by color. • Lint can be trapped in load if over- - Overloading.
  • Page 16 Common washing problems (cont.) Solution ... Problem .., Cause ... • Loads should move freely during Load is tangled/ • Overloading. wash. Wash smaller loads. twisted ° Do not wrap items around agitator. • Clothes wrapped around agitator. • Dilute fabric softener in the dispenser. Clogged dispensers •...
  • Page 17 For further assistance ... If you need further assistance, you can write to If the dealer, authorized servicer, and KitchenAid have KitchenAid with any questions or concerns at: failed to resolve your problem, you can contact the Major Appliance Consumer Action Program (MACAP).
  • Page 18 1-800-565-1598 For further assistance If you need further assistance, you can write to Please include a daytime phone number in your KitchenAid Canada with any questions or concerns at: correspondence. Consumer Relations Department KitchenAid Canada 1901 Minnesota Court Mississauga, Ontario L5N 3A7...
  • Page 19 This index is alphabetical. Look for the word or phrase you are interested in, then look for the page number. TOPIC PAGE TOPIC PAGE ASSISTANCE OPERATING ............5-11 In Canada ............... In U.S.A ..............PARTS/FEATURES ............ CLEANING RINSE/DRAIN AND SPIN ......... Exterior ..............
  • Page 20 7/96 KITCHENAID DOES NOT ASSUME ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. Some states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which may vary from state to state or province to province.

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