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TROUBLESHOOTING
if you experience
First try the solutions suggested here to possibly avoid the cost of a service call.
Possible causes
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Solution
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Incorrect or wrong
wash or rinse
temperatures
Dry spots on load
High speed spins extract more
after cycle
moisture than traditional top-load
washers.
Check for proper water supply.
Energy saving controlled
wash temperatures.
Load not rinsed
Check for proper water supply.
Using too much detergent.
Washer not loaded as recommended.
Using too low a load size/water level
selection.
Sand, pet hair, lint,
Heavy sand, pet hair, lint, and
etc. on load after
detergent or bleach residues may
washing
require additional rinsing.
Load is tangling
Washer not loaded as recommended.
See "Using Your Washer" section.
Not cleaning or
removing stains
Washer not loaded as recommended.
Adding detergent on top of load.
The high spin speeds combined with air flow during the final
spin can cause items near the top of the load to develop dry
spots during the final spin. This is normal.
Make sure hot and cold inlet hoses are not reversed.
Both hoses must be attached to both washer and faucet, and
have both hot and cold water flowing to inlet valve.
Check that inlet valve screens are not clogged.
Remove any kinks in hoses.
This washer uses cooler wash and rinse water temperatures
than your previous washer. This includes cooler hot and warm
washes.
Make sure hot and cold inlet hoses are not reversed.
Both hoses must be attached and have water flowing to the
inlet valve.
Both hot and cold water faucets must be on.
Inlet valve screens on washer may be clogged.
Remove any kinks in the inlet hose.
The suds from too much detergent can keep washer from
operating correctly. Always measure detergent and follow
detergent directions based on load size and soil level.
The washer is less efficient at rinsing when load is tightly packed.
Load garments in loose heaps evenly around the basket wall.
Load with dry items only.
Use cycle designed for the fabrics being washed.
Add only 1 or 2 garments after washer has started.
Choose a load size (water level) that matches the load being
washed.
Add an Extra Rinse (on some models) to the selected cycle.
Select a cycle with a slower wash action and spin speed;
however, items will be wetter than those using a higher
speed spin. See the "Cycle Guide" to match your load with the
best cycle.
Load garments in loose heaps evenly around the basket wall.
Reduce tangling by mixing types of load items. Use the
recommended
cycle for the type of garments being washed.
Washer is less efficient at cleaning when load is tightly packed.
Load garments in loose heaps evenly around the basket wall.
Load with dry items only.
Add only 1 or 2 garments after washer has started.
Add detergent, oxi products, and color-safe bleach to the
bottom of the basket before adding the load items.
Using too low a load size/water
Choose a load size (water level) that matches the load being
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level selection,
washed,
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