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Care and Cleaning

(Lock tab is visible only after drawer has
been pulled out)
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Figure 3
Figure 4
Follow Winterizing
Instructions for cold
weather care.
TO REFRESH OR CLEAN INSIDE OF THE WASHER:
IMPORTANT: Do not load garments or other items in the washer when cleaning
the inside of the washer.
Add a 1/2 cup of liquid bleach to the detergent compartment of the dispenser
drawer and fill the bleach dispenser compartment to the Max Fill level and run
WITHOUT a clothes load using the Normal Cycle setting.
For Other Inside Cleaning
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
Figure 1
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.
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.
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 inserts from the bleach and fabric softener compartments. (Figure 3)
Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of accumulated
powders and liquids.
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)
Return the bleach and fabric softener inserts to their proper compartments.
Replace the dispenser drawer and run the Prewash cycle without any wash load
in the drum.
Outside
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 mild
detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.
When cleaning chrome parts use Windex with ammonia or any of the cleaning
items mentioned for cleaning the cabinet.
Before moving the washer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under
the front leveling legs to prevent floor damage.
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 washer:
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. Set cycle selector knob at a spin setting. Pull out knob and let washer spin for 1
minute to drain out all water. Not all of the RV antifreeze will be expelled.
6. Push in knob, unplug electrical power cord, dry 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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