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iMPORTANT SAFETY iNFORMATION.
READALL iNSTRUCTiONS BEFORE USING.
or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or loss of life.
Use this
appliance
WATER HEATER S AFETY
Under certain conditions hydrogen gas may be produced in a water heaterthat has not been used fortwo weeks
or more. Hydrogen gas can be explosive under these circumstances.
If the hot water has not been used %r n.voweeks or more, prevent the possibili b"of damage or inju U by turning on
all hot water faucets and allowing them to run for several minutes. Do this before using any electrical appliance
which is connected to the hot water s)_tem. This simple procedure xdll allow a W built-up hydrogen gas to escape.
Since the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame or appliance during tllis process.
PROPER INSTALLATION
This washer must be properly installed and located in accordance with the InstallationInstructions before it is used. If
you did not receive an Installation Instructions
sheet,
you can receive
one by calling, toll-free,
in the UnitedStates the
GEAnswer Center _,800.626.2000. In Canada, c all, 1-800-361-3400.
• Install or store where it _dll not be exposed to
• Properly ground washer to conform wid_all governing
temperatures
below fl'eezing or exposed to the weather,
codes anti ordinances. Follow details in Installation
Instructions.
YOUR L AUNDRY AREA
• Keep the area underneath
anti around your
appliances fi'ee of combustible materials such as
lint, paper, rags, chemicals, etc.
• Close supetsdsion is necessmy if this appliance is used
by or near children. Do not allow children to play on,
_dth, or inside this or any other appliance.
WHEN USING THE WASHER
• Never reach into washer while it is moxdng. Wait
until the machine has completely stopped befbre
opening the lid.
• The laun& T process can reduce file flame retardanQ "
of fabrics. To avoid such a result, carefully follow tile
garment manufacturer's
wash and care instructions.
only for its
intended
purpose as
described in •
this Owner's
Manual
Do not mix chlorine bleach wid_ ammonia or acids
such as _dnegar and/or rest remover. Mixing
different chemicals can produce a toxic gas which
may cause death.
Do not wash or diT articles that have been cleaned in,
washed in, soaked in, or spotted x_dttlcombustible or
explosive substances (such as wax, oil, paint, gasoline,
degreasers, du-cleaning soNents, kerosene, etc.) which
m W ignite or explode. Do not add these substances to
the wash water. Do not use or place these substances
around your washer or duer during operation.
• To minimize fl_e possibility, of electric shock, unplug
this appliance fi'om the power supply or disconnect
the washer at the household distribution
panel by
remoxdng the filse or s_dtching offthe circuit breaker
before attempting
a W maintenance
or cleaning.
NOTE:Pressing PAUSE does NOTdisconnect
the
appliance fi'oln the power supply.
• Never attempt to operate this appliance if it is damaged,
malfunctioning, partially disassembled, or has missing
or broken parts, including a damaged cord or plug.
WHEN NOTIN USE
• Turn offwater framersto relieve pressure on hoses
and valves anti to minimize leakage ira break or
rupture should occur. Check the condition of the
fill hoses; they may need replacement
after 5 years.
• Befbre discarding a washer, or remoxdng it fi'om
set,rice, remove the washer lid to prevent children
fi'om hiding inside.
• Do not attempt to repair or replace a W part ofdfls
appliance unless specifically recommended
in this
Owner's Manual, or in published user-repair
instructions that you understand
anti have the skills
to car U out.
• Do not tmnper,_dth controls.
Readand follow this
Informationcarefully.
SAVE THESEINSTRUCTIONS
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