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PROBLEM
SNAGS, HOLES,
TEARS, RIPS OR
EXCESSIVE WEAR
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HEAVILY SOILED
AREAS such as
collars and cuffs
WASHER WON'T
OPERATE
WATER
IS INCORRECT
WATER WON'T
DRAIN
WATER LEAKS
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Chemicals such as hair bleach, dye, permanent wave solutions, battery acids and
toilet bowl cleaners may cause fabric holes. Rinse all towels and other articles that
came in contact with these chemicals before putting them in wash. Do not
contaminate clothing articles with these chemicals.
As Permanent Press garments age, they may show fraying at collars and cuffs. This is
normal due to weakening of fibers by the Permanent Press process. It is not caused
by washer. You can slow this process by washing small Permanent Press loads with
a Large Water Level. Do not wash heavy items such as towels with Permanent Press.
Remove collar stays, when possible.
Roughness or burrs on agitator may cause rips or tears. Check agitator and file rough
spots if necessary.
May be caused by the use of Regular Cycles for delicate articles. Use Perrn. Press
cycle. Refer to Garment Manufacturer's Care Labels.
Garments weakened by age, sun or atmosphere. This is inevitable and is not caused
by washer.
Too large loads, or too little water. Load washer only with number of items that will
move freely. Select correct water level.
Pretreat with liquid detergent.
Make sure cord is plugged into outlet.
Make sure both hot and cold faucets are turned on.
Check house fuses or circuit breakers. If another appliance is sharing the electrical
outlet, remove it. Washer should have separate outlet.
Make sure temperature selector controls are correctly set.
Make sure hot and cold faucets are turned on and
regulated correctly.
Make sure hoses are connected to correct faucets . . .
hot to hot, cold to cold.
Water valve screens may be stopped up. Remove inlet
hoses from water valve. Clean the screens and reinstall hoses.
Check house water heater to make sure it is delivering water at
Make sure drain hose is not kinked.
Top of drain outlet should be less than 8 ft. (2.4 m) above floor.
Make sure hose connections are tight at faucets.
Make sure end of drain hose is correctly inserted in and secured to drain facility.
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