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Care And Cleaning - Frigidaire 134849000 Use And Care Manual

Frigidaire tumble action washer use & care guide


(Lock tab is visible only after drawer has
been pulled out)
Figure 2
Figure 3
Figure 4
Follow Winterizing
Instructions for cold
weather care.

Care and Cleaning

When washing is completed, wipe top and sides of washer with a damp
cloth. Turn water faucets off to prevent pressure build-up in the hoses.
As needed, clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh,
gritty or abrasive cleansers. If door or console becomes stained, clean with
diluted chlorine bleach [1/2 cup (120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 L) water]. Rinse
several times with clear water.
Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and
Figure 1
mild detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.
Before moving the washer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard
under the front leveling legs to prevent floor damage.
Cleaning the Dispenser Drawer Area
Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue
should be removed once or twice a month.
Remove the drawer by first sliding the safety latch to the right, then pulling
the drawer out until it stops. (Figure 1
Reach back into the left rear corner of the drawer cavity and press down
firmly on the lock tab (left rear portion of the drawer). Pull out the drawer.
(Figure 2)
Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments. (Figure
Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of
accumulated powders and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softener residue
may indicate improper dilution or more frequent cleaning is required.
To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove
all residue from the upper and lower parts of the recess. (Figure 4)
Replace the insert pressing the "X" to lock it in place. Return the dispenser
Remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excess wrinkling,
color transfer, and odors may develop in items left in the washer.
Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to
avoid electrical shock hazards.
Dry around the washer door opening, flexible gasket, and door glass. These
areas should always be clean to ensure a water tight seal.
When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain
on the drum. Remove this by wiping the drum with a nonabrasive household
cleanser. Rinse thoroughly with water.
Periodically, wipe dry the folds in the bottom of the flexible gasket to remove
lint and other debris.
The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these
parts with a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to
future loads.
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
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. Select the Drain/Spin cycle. Press START and let the washer drain for 1
minute to drain out all the water. Not all of the RV antifreeze will be
6. Press Pause/Cancel twice, unplug electrical power cord, dry off 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.



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