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Starting Your Washer - Whirlpool AUTOMATIC WASHER WITH CATALYST CLEANING ACTION Use & Care Manual

Automatic washer with catalyst cleaning action
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Starting Your Washer

Fire Hazard
Never place items in the washer that are dampened
with gasoline or other flammable fluids.
No washer can completely remove oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on
it (including cooking oils).
Doing so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
fire, or electrical shock.
The following is a guide to starting your washer. Periodic
references to other sections of this manual provide more detailed
1. Drop a load of sorted clothes loosely into the washer.
Load evenly to maintain washer balance. Mix large and
small items.
Items should move easily through the wash water.
Overloading can cause poor cleaning.
To reduce wrinkling of permanent press clothes and some
synthetic knits, use a large load setting to provide more
space (see Step 6).
2. Pour measured powdered or liquid detergent into the
detergent dispenser.
NOTE: You can add color-safe bleach (powdered or liquid) to
this dispenser. Be sure to match powdered color-safe bleach
with powdered detergent or match liquid color-safe bleach
with liquid detergent.
3. Pour measured liquid chlorine bleach into the liquid chlorine
bleach dispenser, if desired. Bleach is diluted and
automatically dispensed during the wash cycle.
Do not use more than 1 cup (250 mL) for a full load. Use
less for a smaller load size.
Follow the manufacturer's directions for safe use.
To avoid spilling, use a cup with a pouring spout. Do not
let bleach splash, drip, or run down into the washer
Use only liquid chlorine bleach in this dispenser.
4. Pour measured liquid fabric softener into the fabric softener
dispenser, if desired.
Do not overfill. The dispenser holds 3 oz (94 mL), or a
standard capful of fabric softener.
The fabric softener is dispensed in the final rinse.
Do not spill or drip any fabric softener onto the clothes.
Use only liquid fabric softener in this dispenser.
5. Close the washer lid. The washer will not operate with the lid
6. Turn the Load Size selector to the correct setting for your
wash load and the type of fabric being washed.
Choose a water level that allows the load to move freely
for best fabric care. See "Loading."
You may change to a higher level setting after the washer
has started filling by turning the knob to a different




This manual is also suitable for:

Gold catalyst