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Important Safety Instructions ..............................2-4
Features ...............................................................5
Operating Instructions ...................................... 6-19
Stain Removal Guide ...................................... 20-21
Care and Cleaning .......................................... 22-25
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TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
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Solutions to Common Problems ....................... 26-30
Warranty ............................................................ 31
Notes ................................................................. 32
Français ..............................................................33
Español ..............................................................65

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  • Page 1 Important Safety Instructions ......2-4 Solutions to Common Problems ....... 26-30 Features ...............5 Warranty ............31 Operating Instructions ........6-19 Notes ..............32 Stain Removal Guide ........20-21 Français ..............33 Care and Cleaning .......... 22-25 Español ..............65 www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044 www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352...
  • Page 2: Model Number

    The model and serial numbers of your washer are found Please read all instructions before using this washer. on the washer serial plate located on the inside of the door. Record and retain these numbers. Recognize safety symbols, words and...
  • Page 3 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING To reduce the risk of fi re, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using this washer, comply with the basic warnings listed below. Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
  • Page 4 3-prong outlet. The third grounding prong must never • Do not sit on, step on or stand on the washer. Do not be removed. Never ground the dryer to a gas pipe. Do rest heavy loads on top.
  • Page 5 FEATURES LCD Display Cycle Selector Control Lock Laundry Product Drum Light* Dispenser Drawer Door Latch with Safety Lock Door Striker Inner glass with small article redistribution ramp Vent Latch Stainless Steel Wash Drum Adjustable Cascading Leveling Legs Wash Vanes As an ENERGY STAR ®...
  • Page 6: Normal Operating Sounds

    You may or may not hear the following sounds from your new washer: A. DRAIN HOSE The washer has a fl exible drain hose to carry water from the washer to the stand pipe of your home. You will hear water fl owing into your stand pipe.
  • Page 7: Operating Your Washer

    • Brush off lint and dirt. Shake out rugs and beach comforter, bedspread or sleeping bag separately. towels. • The washer can be fully loaded, but the items • Close zippers, fasten hooks, tie strings and sashes, should not be tightly packed. The door should close and remove non-washable trims and ornaments.
  • Page 8 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Operating Your Washer, continued Add laundry products to the dispenser. For best results Use a low-sudsing, high effi ciency detergent to prevent oversudsing in front load washers. Look for this symbol on the detergent label: Detergent, liquid chlorine bleach and liquid fabric softener will be dispensed at the proper times in the cycle.
  • Page 9 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Operating Your Washer, continued Other Wash Products Liquid Chlorine Bleach • Water conditioner, detergent booster and enzyme • If desired, add liquid chlorine bleach to the cham- products may be added with the detergent. ber labeled “Liquid Bleach” and marked with this •...
  • Page 10 • Excess wrinkling, color transfer or odors may de- sounds. velop in items left in the washer after the cycle has ended, if not removed promptly. CAUTION Start the washer. • Close the door and press START. The washer will ENTRAPMENT and TIP-OVER HAZARD not operate with the door open.
  • Page 11: Cycle Selection

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Specialty Cycles may include, but not limited to: • quick sanitize • jeans • pet beds • kids wear • stuffed toys • hand wash This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Consoles shown above for reference only.
  • Page 12 Use the spin only cycle anytime you want to drain to a maximum of 152° F (67° C) as the load tumbles. water from the washer and spin out the load or as Cold water is added to cool down the load prior to a follow-up to a no spin selection.
  • Page 13 Fresh rinse and low spin speed to prevent deformation of toys are also preset selections. Protect NSF Protocol P172 your washer drum fi nish and maximize toy life by Sanitization Performance of Residential placing it in a pillow case and tying the end closed and Commercial, Family-Sized Clothes before washing it.
  • Page 14: Cycle Settings

    The water heater setting and its distance decrease drying time and conserve energy. Decreasing from the washer, water usage in other parts of the home, the spin speed will reduce wrinkling. and seasonally low ground water temperature in some Select low spin speed to gently spin items that should be geographic areas can affect water temperature.
  • Page 15: Cycle Options

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Cycle Options To add options, press the corresponding options buttons NOTE to illuminate the selections desired. To delete options, press the options buttons again and the indicator lights This option has been certifi ed by NSF International, will turn off. Some options require a “press & hold” an independent third party testing and certifi...
  • Page 16 • During a steam cycle you may notice steam exiting remove excess dirt and detergent. It is recommended from the rear vent of the washer - this is normal and for heavily soiled loads or if household members have not cause for alarm.
  • Page 17: Other Features

    Each extra rinse the washer performs to clear the suds will add 5 minutes to the cycle display time. If an excessive amount of detergent has been added and additional rinsing has not corrected the issue, “...
  • Page 18: Washer Settings Chart

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Washer Settings Chart These Temperature, Spin Speeds, Soil Levels and Options are available with the following cycles: temp sanitize warm cold cold water clean spin speed high medium no spin soil level heavy normal light extra light options...
  • Page 19 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Washer Settings Chart These Temperature, Spin Speeds, Soil Levels and Options are available with the following cycles: specialty cycles temp sanitize warm cold cold water clean spin speed high medium no spin soil level heavy normal light extra light...
  • Page 20: Stain Removal Guide

    STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE Safe Stain Removal Procedures WARNING To reduce the risk of fi re or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed below: HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD • Read and comply with all instructions on stain re- Do not use or mix liquid chlorine bleach with other moval products.
  • Page 21: Stain Removal Suggestions

    STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE Stain Removal Suggestions STAIN TREATMENT Adhesive tape, chewing Apply ice. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on paper towels. Saturate with pre- gum, rubber cement wash stain remover or nonfl ammable dry cleaning fl uid. Baby formula, dairy Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains.
  • Page 22 Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventive) If included with purchase, To help prevent odors, mold or mildew, leave the door remove “LIQUID ONLY” open for a few hours after use or whenever the washer is dispenser cup. not in use. CAUTION ENTRAPMENT and TIP-OVER HAZARD Do not leave the door open if there are small children or pets present.
  • Page 23 • Replace the insert by pressing it in place until you hear a slight click. Return the dispenser drawer. Daily Preventive Maintenance • 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.
  • Page 24 CARE AND CLEANING Inside Cleaning (Aggressive) If included with purchase, In cases where the clean washer cycle along with care remove “LIQUID ONLY” and cleaning of rubber gasket folds isn’t done, and severe dispenser cup. odor, mold, mildew, or residue buildup have developed, follow the below cleaning procedure to help alleviate the problem.
  • Page 25 They can damage the fi nish or controls. Winterizing Instructions IMPORTANT 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: Follow WINTERIZING 1 Turn off water supply faucets.
  • Page 26: Common Washing Problems

    • Tissues left in pocket. using correct water tem- and 2. • Overloading the washer. perature, water level, and • Do not overload washer. • Not enough detergent. amount of detergent. • Use correct temperature • Undissolved detergent has • Add nonprecipitating water...
  • Page 27 • Use a lint brush or shaver to • Use fabric softener in the (Fibers ball up thetic and permanent press remove pills. washer to lubricate fi bers. and cling to fabrics. This is due to abra- • When ironing, use spray fabric.) sion from normal wear.
  • Page 28 • Leaving a wet load set in Remover using brush to ments of dispenser. washer. remove stains. • Dry the inside of washer • Cold water washes which • Use only HE (high effi ciency and gasket after every run. may not completely dissolve detergent) along with rec- and remove detergents.
  • Page 29 SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS Service Prevention Checklist Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this washer. OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE...
  • Page 30 Hot water is being used elsewhere in the Avoid using hot water elsewhere before or during house. washer use. There may not be enough hot water avail- able for proper cleaning. If problem persists, your hot water system may be unable to support more than 1 use at a time.
  • Page 31 MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY INFORMATION For the applicable warranty period as set forth below, as measured from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will repair or replace any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.
  • Page 32 NOTES...
  • Page 33: Table Of Contents

    TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S Important Safety Instructions ......2-4 Solutions to Common Problems ....... 18-19 Features ...............5 Warranty ............20 Operating Instructions ........6-16 Español .............. 21 Care and Cleaning ..........17 www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044 www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352...
  • Page 34: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING WARNING For your safety the following information in this manual Please read all instructions before using this dryer. must be followed to minimize the risk of fi re or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or death. Recognize safety symbols, words and Do not store or use gasoline or other fl...
  • Page 35 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 240 v Electric Dryer 240 v Electric Dryer 120 v Gas Dryer 120 v Gas Dryer Grounding type Grounding type wall receptacl ll receptacle 10-30R 10-30R UL-approved service UL-approved service 3-wire 3-wire Do not, Do not, under under cord must be installed cord must be installed...
  • Page 36 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS PROTECT CHILDREN • ALWAYS disconnect the dryer from the electrical supply • Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close before attempting any service or cleaning. Failure to do so supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is can result in electrical shock or injury.
  • Page 37: Features

    Exhaust Channel Outlet Door Strike Adjustable Leveling Legs Heavy Duty Drying Rack* Lint Filter Stacking Kit for Mounting on Matching Washer* *Not all models come with drying rack and stacking kit from the factory. They may be purchased as accessories.
  • Page 38: Operating Instructions

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Normal Operating Sounds You may or may not hear the following sounds from your new dryer: A. WATER VALVE (Steam models only.) The fl ow of water is controlled by electric solenoids. During operation there may be a clicking sound as the valve opens and closes to control the water fl...
  • Page 39 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Operating Your Dryer, continued • Adjustments made to a cycle will be remembered and Check that the lint fi lter is recalled each time that cycle is selected in the future. clean and in place. To return to factory settings, press these CAUTION two buttons at the...
  • Page 40 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Specialty Cycles may include, but not limited to: • jeans • pet beds • kids wear • stuffed toys • bedding • warm up This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Consoles shown above for reference only.
  • Page 41 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Cycle Selection, continued Auto Dry Cycles Timed Dry Cycles Auto Dry cycles take the guesswork out of selecting the correct drying time for each load. Moisture sensing bars WARNING at the back of the dryer drum sense the moisture level of the load as it tumbles through the heated air.
  • Page 42 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Specialty Cycle Selection Specialty Cycles (on select models) Turn the cycle selector to specialty cycles to access stuffed toys additional custom cycles. Scroll through the cycles by Select this specialty cycle for drying stuffed animals and pressing the outer buttons under the LCD screen. soft toys that can be tumble dried.
  • Page 43 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Cycle Settings high For best results Recommended for most cotton fabrics. Follow the fabric care label instructions normal on items to be dried. Recommended for wrinkle free, easy care, lightweight Appropriate drying Temperature, Dryness Level and fabrics and bulky loads. Options will automatically be displayed for each cycle.
  • Page 44 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Cycle Options To add options, press the corresponding options buttons line dry to illuminate the selections desired. To delete options, Select this option to simulate hanging your laundry in press the options buttons again and the indicator lights a summer breeze combined with the wrinkle-releasing will turn off.
  • Page 45 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Other Features Drying Rack (on select models) rear Use the drying rack for items which should not be tumble front support legs dried. Insert the rack into the dryer drum, resting the back support on the moisture sensor bars and the front legs on the air grill.
  • Page 46: Dryer Settings Chart

    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Dryer Settings Chart These Temperatures, Dryness Levels and Options are available with the following cycles: temp sanitize high normal air dry dry level high normal damp options energy saver add steam wrinkle release line dry delay start press & hold chime anti static control lock = Available selections.
  • Page 47 OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Dryer Settings Chart These Temperatures, Dryness Levels and Options are available with the following cycles: specialty cycles temp sanitize high normal air dry dry level high normal damp options allergy energy saver add steam wrinkle release line dry delay start shrink guard anti static...
  • Page 48: Care And Cleaning

    CARE AND CLEANING WARNING WARNING FIRE HAZARD To reduce risk of fi re or serious injury to persons or property, A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. The comply with the basic warnings listed in the Important dryer must be connected to an outdoors exhaust. Safety Instructions and those listed below.
  • Page 49: Solutions To Common Problems

    • Reduce load size and rewash • Do not overload dryer. • Overdrying causes static using liquid fabric softener in the • Use fabric softener in washer or dryer electricity. fi nal rinse. to reduce static electricity. • Lint screen not clean when •...
  • Page 50: Avoid Service Checklist

    SOLUTIONS TO COMMON PROBLEMS Avoid Service Checklist Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this dryer. OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION Dryer does not start.
  • Page 51 MAJOR APPLIANCE WARRANTY INFORMATION For the applicable warranty period as set forth below, as measured from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will repair or replace any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.
  • Page 52 NOTES...
  • Page 53: Installation Instructions

    • Do not stack a dryer on top of washer already installed on pedestal. • Ne superposez pas une sécheuse sur •...
  • Page 54 fl ush to the base. following these directions. If washer or dryer is new and has not been installed yet, skip to step 4. If dryer is already installed, disconnect dryer from electrical and gas connections and exhaust venting.
  • Page 55 • Each rear bracket has tabs marked “A” and “B”. Determine your appliance type (washer or dryer) and style of side panel ac- cording to columns 1 and 2 in table below. Orient rear brackets according to column 3 for your particular model.
  • Page 56 Engage hook tabs of rear bracket into slots of dryer be- DO NOT use open dispenser drawer of washer fore aligning front bracket with holes in dryer base. or dispenser cavity as hand-hold location when tipping washer • Continue with instructions below for attaching front upright.
  • Page 57 Préparez l’appareil pour le montage En raison du centre de gravité plus élevé des N’UTILISEZ PAS le tiroir distributeur de électroménagers sur socles, il est normal qu’il y ait un balan- détergent ouvert ou sa cavité comme point d’appui de levage cement de va-et-vient latéral durant le fonctionnement.
  • Page 58 Fixez les supports de montage avant Fixez chaque attache avant avec 2 vis à l’ensemble de trous le plus à l’extérieur. Support avant du TIROIR nécessaire VERT Fixez les supports de montage arrière • Chaque support arrière est doté de languettes Déterminez votre type d’électroménager (laveuse ou sécheuse) et le style de marquées «...
  • Page 59 Fixez le socle à l’électroménager Inclinez le socle sur le côté en fonction de l’orientation prévue Obtenez de l’aide pour replacer l’électroménager et le socle en pour l’électroménager. position debout. Glissez le socle sous l’électroménager et alignez les trous des - DANGER DE POIDS EXCESSIF - Pour éviter les supports de montage avec les trous dans la base de l’électromé- blessures au dos ou d’autres types de blessure, demandez l’aide...
  • Page 60 Prepare el electrodoméstico para apilarlo Debido a que el centro de gravedad del electrodo- NO utilice el cajón distribuidor abierto de la méstico queda más elevado por la presencia del pedestal, es lavadora o la cavidad del distribuidor para apoyar las manos normal observar balanceo de un lado a otro durante el funcio- cuando incline la lavadora sobre su costado.
  • Page 61 Fije los soportes de instalación delanteros Fije cada sujetador delantero al jue- go más externo de agujeros usando 2 tornillos. Soportes delanteros CAJÓN del kit VERDE. Fije los soportes de instalación traseros • Cada soporte trasero tiene lengüetas marcadas “A” Determine el tipo de electrodoméstico (lavadora o secadora) y el estilo del y “B”.
  • Page 62 Fije el pedestal al electrodoméstico Gire el pedestal a un costado para alinear su orientación con el Usando a más de una persona, coloque cuidadosamente el electrodoméstico. pedestal en su posición vertical. Deslice el pedestal para acercarlo al electrodoméstico y alinee los - PELIGRO DE EXCESO DE PESO - Para agujeros en los soportes de instalación con los agujeros de la base...
  • Page 64: Warranty

    Warranty Parts Warranty parts are available by contacting the supplier where the pedestal was purchased or refer to the Use and Care Guide that came with the washer or dryer that is installed on the pedestal for contact information. GARANTIE ENREGISTREMENT DU PRODUIT Notez ci-dessous la date d’achat et le numéro de modèle...