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Important Safety Instructions

Installer: Please leave this guide with this
Consumer: Please read and keep this guide for
future reference. Keep sales receipt and/or canceled
check as proof of purchase.
Model Number _______________________________
Serial Number ________________________________
Date of Purchase ______________________________
If you have questions, call:
Customer Assistance
1-800-688-9900 U.S.A.
1-800-688-2002 Canada
(Mon.-Fri., 8am-8pm Eastern Time)
U.S. Customers using TTY for deaf, hearing impaired
or speech impaired, call 1-800-688-2080.
In our continuing effort to improve the quality and
performance of our appliances, it may be necessary
to make changes to the appliance without revising
this guide.
For service information, see page 15.
What You Need to Know About
Safety Instructions
Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in
this guide are not meant to cover all possible
conditions and situations that may occur. Common
sense, caution and care must be exercised when
installing, maintaining or operating appliance.
Always contact the manufacturer about problems or
conditions you do not understand.
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words,
WARNING – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD
result in severe personal injury or death.
CAUTION – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD
result in minor personal injury.
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Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other
flammable or explosive substances to the wash
water. These substances give off vapors that could
ignite or explode.
Do not wash articles which have been previously
cleaned, washed, soaked, or spotted with gasoline,
dry-cleaning solvents, oil, waxes, chemical solvents,
alcohol, turpentine, or other flammable or explosive
materials. These substances will be retained in
articles, and articles which still contain these
flammable or explosive substances give off vapors
that could ignite or explode.
Observe these precautions when using cleaning
fluids, spot or stain removers, etc. These products
should be labeled "nonflammable. " Use according to
manufacturers directions in a well ventilated area or
outdoors. Thoroughly rinse articles by hand before
placing them in the washer. Some of these products
– rust removers for example – will damage
components and the finish of the washer.
Keep area around and underneath washer free from
the accumulation of combustible materials, such as
lint, paper, rags, gasoline, and all other flammable
vapors and liquids.
conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot
water system that has not been used for two weeks
or more. If the hot water system has not been used
for such a period, before using the washer, turn on
all the hot water faucets and let the water flow from
each faucet for several minutes. This will release any
accumulated hydrogen gas. As this gas is
flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame
during this time.
Recent studies have shown that if vegetable oil
contaminated materials are incompletely washed, a
carry-over and buildup of the oil may contribute to a
chemical reaction (spontaneous combustion) that
could cause a load to catch fire by itself. This would
be more likely to happen if the load were left in the
dryer after tumbling stopped or if items were folded
and stacked while warm.
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