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Whirlpool THIN TWIN LTE5243BW2 Use And Care Manual

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UseAndCare
A Note To You
2
Understanding
Safety
Getting To Know
Your Washer/Dryer
Operating Your
Washer
3
6
7
Operating Your
Dryer
Caring For Your
Washer/Dryer
Laundry Tips
If You Need
Assistance Or
Service
12
16
20
33
Warranty
36
1-800-253-1301
Call us with questions or comments.
THIN TWIN" AUTOMATIC
WASHER/DRYER

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  • Page 1 UseAndCare A Note To You Understanding Safety Getting To Know Your Washer/Dryer Operating Your Washer Operating Your Dryer Caring For Your Washer/Dryer Laundry Tips If You Need Assistance Or Service Warranty 1-800-253-1301 Call us with questions or comments. THIN TWIN" AUTOMATIC WASHER/DRYER...
  • Page 2 A Note To You Thank buying a Whirlpool ® appliance. You have purchased a quality, world-classhome appliance. Years of engineering experience have gone into its manufacturing. To ensure many years of trouble-free operation,we have developed this Use and Care Guide. It is full of valuable informationon how to operate and maintain your appliance properly and safely.
  • Page 3 Understanding Safety For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life. not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock or injury to persons when using your washer/dryer, follow basic precautions, including the following: Please ... • Read all instructionsbefore using your THIN "I'WIN®washer/dryer. • Install and level washer/dryer in a well- ventilated room and on a floor that can •...
  • Page 5 Understanding your responsibilities • Unplug the power supply cord or turn off • Never operate your washer/dryer if: electrical power before attempting to -it is not working right (i.e. noisy, too hot). service your washer/dryer. Shut off gas -it is damaged. valve if you have a gas washer/dryer.
  • Page 6: Getting To Know Your Washer/Dryer

    Getting To Know Your Washer/Dryer The parts and features of your THIN TWIN®washer/dryer are illustratedin this section. Become familiar with all parts and features before using your washer/dryer. Model and serial number label Dryer drum Lint screen Optional Dryer controls exhaust outlet Washer conbols...
  • Page 7: Table Of Contents

    Operating Your Washer In This Section Page Page Before starting your washer ......SelecUng a cycle and Urne ......Starling or stopping your washer ..... 7 Using rinse and spin ........SelecUng a load size .......... Using drain and spin ........SeleclJng wash-rinse temperatures ....
  • Page 8: Selecljng Wash-Rinse Temperatures

    Load size tips • Items should move freely in the washer. Do not overload the machine or select a load size that is too small for the wash load. • Use a large load size setting for best results with permanent press clothes. •...
  • Page 9 Regular cycle The Regular cycle features the Gentle Wash system and high spin speeds to shorten drying time. • Use HEAVY, 12 minutesof wash time, to clean sturdily-constructedcottonand linen fabrics that are heavily soiled. • Use NORMAL, 8 minutes of wash time, to clean cottonand linen fabrics that are lightly to moderately soiled.
  • Page 10: Using Rinse And Spin

    Pre-Wash Pre-Wash features a brief period of high speed agitationto help remove heavy soils and stains that need pretreatment. • Use warm water for prewashing stained laundry. (Hot water can set stains.) See pages 22-24 for stain removal information. • After Pre-Wash ends, add detergent and set a new wash cycle.
  • Page 11: What Happens In Each Cycle

    What happens in each cycle The washer pauses briefly throughout each When the Cycle Control Knob is set to a number and pulled out, the washer fills (to the cycle. These pauses are normal for washer selected load size) before agitationand timing operation.
  • Page 12: Operating Your Dryer

    Operating Your Dryer In This Section Page Page Before starting your dryer ........ Resta_ng your dryer ........Star'dng your dryer ..........Understanding your cycles ......SelecUng the right cycle and setting ....15 Stopping your dryer .......... The information in this section helps you learn to use your dryer efficiently and safely. Refer to =Laundry Tips"...
  • Page 13 Understanding your cycles See the chart below for descriptionsof the cycles that are on your dryer. See page 15 for help in selecting the right cycle. NOTES: • Use the Energy Preferred Automatic • To help reduce wrinkling, remove the load Setting (,) to dry most loads.
  • Page 14 CYCLES CYCLE CONTROL KNOB Automatic cycle(s) Use an automaUc cycle to dry most loads. • Your automaticcycle shuts oft when the selected dryness is reached. • The Cycle Control Knob will not move until the load is almost dry. After the cool-down, the Cycle Control Knob automatically moves to an OFF area and tumbling stops.
  • Page 15 Selecting the right cycle and setting Use the chart below to guide you when making drying selections. • Do not overdry. Overdrying can cause Fire Hazard shrinkage, staticcling, and damage to some Do not dry heat-sensitive fabrics, plastic, fabrics. rubber, or some stuffed items with heat. Use the Air cycle, or line dry.
  • Page 16: Caring For Your Washer/Dryer

    Caring For Your Washer/Dryer In This Section Page Page 13ps for caring for your washer/dryer ..19 Maintenance-every load ........Maintenance-as needed ........Care during periods of non-use ....19 Washers and dryers require regular maintenance. Followthe suggestions below to maintain your washer/dryer properly.
  • Page 17 Cleaning the washer/dryer interior Washer: • If the washer interior needs cleaning, put 1/2cup (125 mL) of chlorine bleach and 1 cup (250 mL) of detergent in the washer. Run through a complete cycle using hot water. Dryer: Electrical Shock, Personal Injury and Fire and Explosion Hazard •...
  • Page 18 Removing accumulated lint from dryer Lint can gather inside the dryer and be fuel for a fire. It is recommended that lintbe removed every 2 to 3 years, or more often, depending on dryer usage. Cleaning shouldbe done by a qualified person.
  • Page 19 Tips for caring for your washer/dryer • Wipe up detergent, bleach and other spills with a soft, damp cloth or sponge as they occur. • Remove hard water deposits using only cleaners labeled as washer safe. • After tinting or dyeing, put chlorine bleach and detergent in the washer.
  • Page 20: Laundry Tips

    Laundry Tips In This Section Page Page Before you wash or dry ........Saving energy ..........Drying special-care items ......Removing steins ..........Solving laundering problems ....... 30 Water usage guide ..........Washing special-care item0 ......Using laundry aids ......... This section reviews proper laundering techniques, gives you additional laundering information, and discusses causes or solutions to common laundering problems.
  • Page 21 • Mix large and small items in each load. Load • For better tumbling actionwhen drying only a few small items, add one or two lint-free balance. An off-balance load towels. This also prevents small, lightweight can make the machine vibrate items from blockingairflow.
  • Page 22 Removing stains • Start with cold or warm water. Hot water can Stained, heavily soiled or greasy items may set some stains. need to be prewashed or soaked for best results. Soaking helps remove protein-type • When bleach is recommended, use a bleach stains like blood, milk, or grass.
  • Page 23 Stain removal guide STAIN TO REMOVE Alcoholic These stains turn brown with age, so treat immediately. Sponge or soak fresh beverage stains with cold water. Wash. If stain remains, soak 15 minutes in a solution of lukewarm water, liquid detergent and a few drops of white vinegar. Rinse. Wash. Blood Rinse immediately or soak in cold water with enzyme presoak for 30 minutes or longer.
  • Page 24 STAIN TOREMOVE Ironor rust Colored or noncolorfast I tems: A pply lemon juiceandsalt.Place inthesun todry.Rinse thoroughly. Repeat ifnecessary. WhIteor colorfast I tems: T rya rustremover. Test f irstoninside seam or hem. S ome rustremovers arenotwasher s afe.Follow package d irections. Ketchup o r Sponge i mmediately witha nonflammable fabric cleaner orapply a prewash...
  • Page 25 Water usage guide Water tern )erature WASH RINSE USE FOR COMMENTS • Gives best cleaning for heavy COLD • Heavy soils soils. • Work clothes 130 ° F (54°C) or above • Removes oils, perspiration,greasy • Sturdywhites and soils and stains. colorfastpastels •...
  • Page 26 Washing special-care items Most garments and household textiles have care labels with laundering instructions. Always follow label directionswhen they are available. General washing instructionsfor some special washables are included in this section. Pretreat spots and stains. Select water temperature, cycle, and time Blankets, electric and woolen according to the type of blanket being washed.
  • Page 27 Fiberglass Do not wash fiberglass materials in your washer. Glass particles could materiels stick to the next load and cause skin irritation. Knits Knits are comfortable to wear because they stretch. However, this means that knits are more likely to be stretched and damaged when washed (especially bulky knits).
  • Page 28 Drying special-care items Most garments and householdtextiles have care labels with laundering instructions.Always follow label directionswhen they are available. General dryinginstructions for some special washables are included in this section. Heat sensitivefabrics, plastic, rubber or some stuffed items require Air drying dryingwithout heat.
  • Page 29 Curtains, Remove drapery weights and hooks before laundering. slipcovers • Draperies, 1. Use lowest temperature or an Air setting. slipcovers 2. Leave room in dryer for load to fluff. 3. Remove from dryerwhile slightlydamp. Do not overdry. For slipcovers, replace slipcoverswhile stillslightlydamp. They will dry to fit tightly.
  • Page 30 Tinted, dyed or Dry according to fabric, weight and care label instructions.Wipe the dryer noncolorfast drum carefully to remove any dye or lintthat can be transferred to other itoms loads. See "Cleaningthe washer/dryer interior"on page 17. Towels Select cycle according to fabric type. Some towels, particularlythose made of a blend of syntheticfibers and natural fibers (polyester and cotton blends), may shed more lintthan other towels causing your dryer's lint screen to get full faster.
  • Page 31 PROBLEM CAUSE Shrinking • Fabric type (some knits stretch during manufacturing-laundering returns fabric to originalsize) • Care label directions not followed • Items overdried Slow drying • Large amount of moisture in the load • Cold rinse water • Room temperature below 45°F (7°C) •...
  • Page 32 Using laundry aids Fabric softeners (washer) Follow package instructionswhen using laundry aids. (See =Removing Stains" on • Add diluted fabric softener only in the final pages 22-24 for more information.) rinse. Chlorine bleach • Always dilute fabric softeners with 112 to 1 cup (125 to 250 mL) warm water.
  • Page 33: Assistance Or Service

    If You Need Assistance Or Service 1. Before calling for assistance Is the power cord plugged Is your water turned on? I_ll@ -,qp,- exhaust hood clogged with lint? lint? Is exhaust duct or outside Is lint screen clogged with Have you blown a fuse or tripped the circuitbreaker? If you need more help, check the chart below.
  • Page 34 PROBLEM CHECK THE FOLLOWING Dryer will not run Is the power cord firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage? Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Has a time-delay fuse been used? Is the dryer door firmly closed? Did you firmly push the Start Button? Are the controls set in an ON position? Dryer will not heat...
  • Page 35 Call Whirlpool Consumer Assistance Center telephone number. Dial toll-free FSP is a registered trademark of Whirlpool from anywhere In the U.S.A.: Corporationfor quality parts. Look for this symbol of quality whenever you need a 1-800-253-1301 replacement part for your Whirlpool e appliance.
  • Page 36: Warranty

    FSI:_ replacement parts and repair labor to correct defects in WARRANTY materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an From Date of Purchase authorized Whirlpool service company. LIMITED FIVE-YEAR FSP replacement parts for any part of gearcase assembly if defec- WARRANTY tive in materials or workmanship.