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Product Registration
Thank you for choosing this washer. This
owner's guide will explain proper operation
and care_
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The self-addressed PRODUCT
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Warrantyand Service(U E) 2
Important Safety Instructions 3
Washing Procedures ............................... 4-6
Stain Removal ........................................ 6-7
CommonWashing Problems 8
Careand Cleaning ................................. 9
Avoid Service Checklist 10
Warranty and Service (Canada) ............................ 11
Francais ................................................... 12-22
Consignes de s_curit_importantes 12
Instructions de lavage 13-15
D6tachage 15-16
Problemes de lessive courants 17
Entretien et nettoyage 18-I 9
Guidededepannage 19-20
Service (Canada) 21
Garantie (Canada) 22
EspafloJ ................................................................................ 23-32
Instrucciones importantes para la segurid ............... 23
Prodedimientos para el lavado 24°26
EJiminaci6n de manchas ................................... 26-27
Problemas comunes del Javado 28
Cuidadoylimpieza .................................... 29
Lista de comporbacion para evitar el servicio 30
Garant[a y Servicio(E E U_U) 31
Back Cover 32
Read and Save These Instructions
Record Your Model and Serial Numbers
The model and serial numbers of your washer are found on the washer serial
plate located at the top, inside of the door opening Record and retain these
Lisez et conservez ces instructions
Le numero de module et de s6rie de votre machine _ laver par cuJbutage se
trouve, sur la plaque signaletique situ_e sur Ja partie sup_rieure de Ja contre-
porte_ Notez et conservez ces numeros
Anote su N(Jmero de Modelo y de 5erie
Anote a continuaci6n el nOmero de modelo y de serie que se encuentran en la placa
de serie situada en el interior de la puerta de la lavadora, Conserve estos nOmeros
para referencia futura,
Model Number:
N(_mero de Modelo:
Num_ro de module:
Serial Number:
Nbmero de Serie:
Numero de s_rie:
Purchase Date:
Fecha de compra:
Date d'achat:
P/N 134567400 (0506)
Keep your sales receipd
Tumble Action Washer Warranty
From Date of Purchase
From Date of Purchase
Labor and replacement parts which prove to be defective in materials or workmanship.
Any warram_v service must be provkJed L!! F_(gidaire or an authorized F}_(gidaire
servk:e company
Replacement part for the motor, driven pulley or motor controller
which prove to be defective.
I. Service calls where the problem is not the fault of the washer Below are some, but not every example
of issues where you must pay the service carl cost.
5erK/ce c_//s to:
- remove shipping devices or to level your washer
, correct leaks at water inlet hose connections
- correct improper placement of drain hose in your drain
advise you on proper setting of controls or to instruct you how to use the washer
SerKice ca/is where the problem is due to:
- house wiring faults, improper electrical voltage, blown house fuse, tripped circuit breaker
- slow or backed-up drain, weak (spongy) floor, insects or rodents causing the problem
, frozen water lines in the washer or house
- washer installed outside, exposed to the elements
2. Repairs for washer used in a commercial application or more than single-family household use,
:L Repairs for delivery damage to your washer or damage caused by misuse, fire, flood, acts of God, or use of parts or servicers not
authorized by Frigidaire.
4. Any labor costs during the limited warranties.
5 ]-ravel costs of servicer to your home in the state of Alaska
6, Pickup, delivery or installation of your washer.
7. Repairs on products with serial plates that have been altered, removed, or cannot be read.
8. Consequential or incidental damages such as property damage arid incidental expenses resulting from any breach of this written or
any implied warranty. Some states do not aflow the exclusion or limitation of inddentpl or consequential damages, so this limitation
or exclusion may not apply to you,
Keep your sales receipt, The date on the receipt establishes the warranty period should service be required This written warranty gives
you specific rights. You may also have other rights which vary from state to state, if you need service, first read "Avoid Service Checklist"
section of this booklet. If service is still needed, contact Frigidaire Home Products Consumer Service or an authorized Frigidaire servicer. For
information on where to obtain service, contact our Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800-g44-g044.
Product features or spedflcatlorls as described or illustrated are subject to change wiZhout notice, This warranty made by White
Consolidated Induszries, Inc applses only in the __0states of the U,S,A, and Puerto R/co
Instructional Website is an instructional
website with a slide show presentation. It
highlights features unique to this tumble
action washer and will help you operate your
washer correctly. This website is especially
helpful if your previous washer was a top
load model.
This Owner's Guide provides general operating
instructions for your washer, it also contains
information about features for several other
models. Your washer may not have every
feature included here,
Use the washer only asinstructed in this Owner's
Guide and the Operating Instructions card
included with your washer,
Note: The instructions appearing in this Owner's Guide are iqot meant to cover every
possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense arid caution must be
practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.
As an ENERGYSTAR® Partner,
Frigidaire Home Products has
determined that this product meets
the ENERGYSTAR® guidelines for
energy efficiency.
2 Printed in U.S.A.
Avoid fire hazard or electrical
shock. Do riot use an adaptor plug or extension
cord or remove grounding prong from electrical
power cord. Failure to follow this warning can
cause serious injury, fire or death.
Grounding type
wall receptacle Do not under any
circumstances, cut,
remove, or bypass the
grounding prong from
this plug,
Power supply cord with 3-prong
grounding plug
CORRECT Use this way ONLY
fI_'t'r,_,l_'ll_'L'_t Do not use or mix liquid
chlorine bleach with other household chemicals
such as toilet cleaners, rust removers, acid or
products containing ammonia. These mixtures
can produce dangerous fumes which can cause
serious injury or death
Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors or liquids in the
vicin ity of this or any other appliance.
Important Safety Instructions SAVE THESEINSTRUCTION$
Read nil instructions before using this washer,
To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons wh_-,n using this
washer, comply with the basic warnings listed below.
_I_ Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries
Prevent Fire
_Do not wash itc-,msthat have been previously cl_,aned in, soaked in, or spotted
with gasoline, cleaning solvents, kerosene, cooking oils, waxes, etc Do not store these items on
or near the washer. These substances give off vapors or chemical reactions that could ignite or
_Do not put oily or greasy rags or clothing on top of the washer. These substances
give off vapors that could ignite the materials,
_ Do not add gasoline, denning solvents, or other flammable or explosive
substances to the wash water, These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system
that has not been used for 2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS 15 EXPLOSIVE. If tile hot water
system has not been used for such a period, before using the washer, turn on all hot water faucets
and let the water flow from each for several minutes. This will release any accumulated hydrogen
gas Hydrogen gas is flammable; do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.
_1_ Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire, explosion, serious bodily injury and/
or damage to the rubber or plastic parts of the washer
Protect Children
Do not allow childr_-,n to [)lay on or in the, washer, Close supervision of childr_-,n
is necessary when the washer is used near children, As children grow, teach them the proper, safe
use of all appliances
_ Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other packing materials after the washer is
unpacked Children might use them for play, Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads or plastic
sheets can become airtight chambers.
_Keep laundry products out of children's reach. To prevent personal injury, observe
all warnings on product labels,
_ Before tile washer is removed from service or discarded, remove tile washer door
to prevent accidental entrapment,
[_J Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries,
Prevent Injury
__ To prc-,ver_tshock hazard and assure stability during operation, the washer must
be installed and electrically grounded by a qualified service person in accordance with local codes.
Installation instructions are packed in the washer for installer's reference. Refer to INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS for detailed grounding procedures, if the washer is moved to a new location, have
it checked arid reinstalled by a qualified service person,
_To prevent personal injury or damage to the washer, the electrical power cord
of the washer must be plugged into a properly grounded and polarized 3-prong outlet. The third
groundiog prong must never be removed. Never ground the washer to a gas pipe. Do not
use an extension cord or an adaptor plug.
_ Follow package directions when using laundry products. Incorrect usage can produce poisonous gas--resulting in serious injury or death
Do not combine laundry products for use in I load unless specified on the label.
Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acids such as vinegar.
To prevent serious personal injury and damage to the washer:
Aft repairs and servicing must be performed by an authorized servicer unless specifically recommended in this Owner's Guide. Use only
authorized factory parts.
Do not tamper with controls.
De oot install or store the washer where it will be exposed to tile weather.
Do net install on carpet. Install washer on a solid floor. It may be necessary to reinforce the floor to prevent vibration or movement,
To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect this appliance from the power supply before attempting any user maintenance. Turning
the controls to the OFF position does not disconnect this appliance from the power supply.
_To prevent injury, do not reach into the washer while parts are moving. Before loading, unloading or adding items, push in the cycle
selector knob and allow the drum to coast to a complete stop before reaching inside
[_ Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries,
_This washer is equipped with an electrical overload protector, The motor will stop if it becomes overheated. The washer will automatically restart
after a cool down period of up to 7_0minutes, if the washer has not been manually turned off during this time,
Washing Procedures
Sort laundry into loads that can be
washed together_
Empty )ockets.
Place delicate items in a mesh bag_
Add laundry load to washer.
Follow the guidelines below for preparing the wash load.
Read the Operating Instructions card for operating your specific model.
Always read and follow fabric care and laundry product tabets.
_To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons, read
important Safety b_strucdons, pages 3, before operating this washer.
Sort laundry into loads that can be washed together.
Sort items by recommended water temperatures and wash time.
Separate white, light, and colorfast items from dark and noncolorfast items.
Separate items which shed lint from items which attract lint. Permanent
press, synthetic, knit and corduroy items will pick up lint from towels, rugs
and chenille bedspreads.
Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled items.
Separate lacy, sheer and loosely knit items from sturdy items.
Do not machine wash items containing fiberglass. Small particles of
fiberglass left in the drum may stick to fabrics in other loads and cause skin
2_ Prepare items for washing.
Empty pockets.
Brush off lint and dirt. Shake out rugs and beach towels.
Closezippers, fasten hooks, tie strings and sashes,and remove nonwashable
trims and ornaments.
Remove pins, decorative buttons, belt buckles, and other objects which
could be damaged. This also helps protect other items in the wash load.
Mend rips and tears to prevent further damage during washing.
Placedelicate items such asbras,shoulder pads, hosiery, and belts ina mesh
bag to prevent tangling during the wash cycle.
Turn knit items inside out to prevent pilling.
3_ Pretreat stains and heavy soiL
Seestain Removal, pages 6-7, for details.
4_ Add laundry load to washer.
Combine large and small items in a load. Load large items first. Large items
should not be more than half the total wash load.
Washing single items such as a sweater, towel or jeans may cause an out-
of-balance load. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.
Single heavy items such as a bedspread can be washed separately.
The washer can be fully loaded, but the items should not be tightly packed.
The door should close easily.
Slowly open the dispenser drawer by first sliding tile
safety latch to the right, then pulling the drawer out
until it stops.
After adding laundry products, slowly closethe dispenser
drawer. Closing the drawer too quickly could result in
early dispensing of tile bleach and fabric softener.
Dispenser drawer should be completely closed for
powdered detergent, bleach and fabric softener to
Laundry produds usedwith powder or liquid detergent,
suchascolor-safe blea(h, water conditioner, detergent
booster, and enzyme products should beadded to the
empty tub before loading.
Note: Fromtimetotimeyou mayseewaterin the bleach
and fabric softener compartments. This is a result of tile
siphoning action and ispart of the normal operation of the
If desired, measure out the recommended amount of
liquid chlorine bleach (not to exceed 1/3 cup (80 mL))
and pour it into the center compartment labeled
"Liquid Bleach" and marked with this symbolS.
Do not exceed the maximum fill line. Overfilling (:an
causeearly dispensing of the bleach which could result
in damaged clothes,
Do not pour undiluted liquid chlorine bleach directly
onto the load or into tile drum. Fabric damage can
Do not use powdered bleach in the dispenser.
Add measureddetergent to the detergent cornpartment
of the dispenser drawer.
Detergent isflushed from the dispenseratthe beginning
of the cycle. Either powdered or liquid detergent can
be used. Note; Liquid detergent will drain into the
washer drum as it is added.
Lowsudsing detergent isrecommended for thiswasher.
Usethe manufacturer's recommended amount.
If low sudsing detergent is not available, a redu(ed
amount of regular detergent may be used. Because
reducing the amount of detergent may reducecleaning,
it isimportant to pretreat stains, sort carefully by color
and soil level, and avoid overloading.
Detergent usage may need to be adiusted for water
temperature, water hardness, sizeand soil level of the
For best results, avoid oversudsing.
If desired, pour tile recommended amount of fabric
softener into the compartment I_led "FabricSoftener"
and marked with this symbol_i:_ .
Dilute concentrated softeners with warm water to the
Fill Line.
Do not exceed the maximum fill line. Overfilling can
cause early dispensing of the fabric softener which
could result in stained clothes.
Do not pour fabric softener directly on the wash
Use of a fabric softener dispensing ball is not
recommended in tumble action washers.
Washing Procedures
Door Lock
Do not store or place laundry products
on top of washer at any time They can
damage the finish or controls,
6. Set cycle selector knob and washer controls according to
type, size, and soil level of each toad.
(See Operating Instructions card for your specific model controls.)
Z Start the washer.
Close the washer door and pull out the :vycleselector knob. For your safety, the
door will automatically lock during the entire wash cycle. The Door Lock indicator
light will remain lit until the cycle ends.
Washer will fill and tumble.
To stop the washer, push in the cycle selector knob.
To open the door during tumbling, push in the cycle selector knob. Wait for
tile water to run off of the door.
To change a cycle, push in the cycle selector knob and turn it clockwise to
tile desired setting. Pull out the knob to restart the washer.
To open the deer during aspin cycle,push in the cycle selector knob. The Door
Lock indicator light will turn off. Wait 1-2 minutes for the lock to release.The
door can then be opened. Do not force open the locked door.
8. Remove items when the cycle is completed,
Place washed items in automatic dryer, line dry, or dry flat asdirected by fabric:
care label. Excesswrinkling, color transfer or odors maydevelop in items left in the
washer after tile cycle has ended.
9. General Precautions
Dispenser drawer should be closed completely during operation.
Do not slam the washer door closed or try to force the door open when
locked (Door Lock light ON). This could result in damage to the washer.
DO NOTteave the washerdooropen. An open door could entice children to
hang on the door or crawl inside the washer.
To avoid damaging the washer and personal injury, DO NOT hang on or lean
against the washer door.
Do not place detergent, bleach or fabric softener containers on top of the
washer. They can damage the finish or controls.
Stain Remova
Do not use or mix
liquid chlorine bleach with other
household chemicals such as toilet
cleaners, rust removers, acid or
products con raining ammonia. These
mixtures can produce dangerous
fumes which can cause serious injury
or death.
Safe Stain Removal Procedures
To reduce the risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property,
comply with the basic warnings listed below:
Read and comply with all instructions on stain removal products.
Keep stain removal products in their original labeled containers and out of
children's reach.
Thoroughly wash any utensil used.
Do net combine stain removal products, especially ammonia and chlorine
bleach. Dangerous fumes may result.
Never wash items which have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked
in or spotted with gasoline, dry cleaning solvents or other flammable or
explosive substances because they give off vapors that could ignite or
Never use highly flammable solvents, such as gasoline, inside the home.
Vapors can explode on contact with flames or sparks.
\ \
Follow fabric care label instructions
For successful stain removal:
Remove stains promptly.
Determine the kind of stain, then follow the recommended treatment in the
stain removal chart below.
To pretreat stains, use a prewash product, liquid detergent, or a paste made
from granular detergent and water.
Use cold water on unknown stains because hot water can set stains.
Check care label instructions for treatments to avoid on specific fabrics.
Check for colorfastness by testing stain remover on an inside seam.
Rinse and wash items after stain removal.
Stain Removal
Adhesive tape, chewing Apply ice Scrape off excess Place stain face down on paper towels, Saturate with prewash stain remover or
gum, rubber cement nonflammable dry cleaning fluid,
Baby formula, dairy Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains. Soak for 30 minutes or more. Wash.
products, egg
Beverages (coffee, tea, Pretreat stain. Wash using cold water and bleach safe for fabric,
juice, alcoholic beverages)
Blood Rinse with cold water. Rub with bar soap. Or, pretreat or soak with product containing enzymes. Wash using
bleach safe for fabric,
Candle wax, crayon Scrape off surface wax. Place stain face down between paper towels. Press with warm iron until wax is
absorbed. Replace paper towels frequently. Treat remaining stain with prewash stain remover or nonflammable
dry cleaning fluid Hand wash to remove solvent, Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Chocolate Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric,
Collar or cuff soil, cosmetics Pretreat with prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap,
Dye transfer on white Use packaged color remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Grass Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric,
Grease, oil, tar (butter, fats, Scrape residue from fabric. Pretreat. Wash using hottest water safe for fabric, For heavy stains and tar, apply
salad dressing, cooking oils, nonflammable dry cleaning fluid to back ol stain Replace towels under stain frequently. Rinse thoroughly. Wash
car grease, motor oils) using hottest water safe for fabric.
Ink Some inks may be impossible to remove. Washing may set some inks. Use prewash stain remover, denatured
alcohol or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid
Mildew, scorch Wash with chlorine bleach if safe for fabric. Or, soak in oxygen bleach and }lot water before washing, Badly
mildewed fabrics may be permanently damaged.
Mud Brush off dry mud Retreat or soak with product containing enzymes,
Mustard, tomato Pretreat with prewash stain remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric,
Nail polish May be impossible to remove Place stain face down on paper towels. Apply nail polish remover to back of stain,
Repeat, replacing paper towels frequently. Do not use on acetate fabrics,
Paint, varnish WATER BASED: Rinse fabric in cool water while stain is wet. Wash. Once paint is dry, it cannot be removed. OIL
BASED AND VARNISH: Use solvent recommended on can label. Rinse thoroughly before washing.
Perspiration Use prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap. Rinse Wash using nonchlorine bleach in hottest water safe for
Rust, brown or yellow For spots, use rust remover sale for fabric. For discoloration of an entire load, use phosphate detergent and
discoloration nonchlorine bleach, Do not use chlorine bleach because it may intensify discoloration,
Shoe polish LIQUID: Pretreat with a paste of granular detergent and water. PASTE: Scrape residue from fabric, Pretreat
with prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid. Rinse. Rub detergent into dampened area.
Wash using bleach safe for fabric,
Urine, vomit, mucus, feces Pretreat or soak in product containing enzymes, Wash using bleach safe for fabric.
Common Washing Problems
Many wash ing problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory vvashing
results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.
Blue stains
`'Undiluted liquid detergent or
fabric softener dispensed directly
onto fabric,
Discoloration, ,,Not enough detergent,
graying .Wash water temperature too
-Incorrect sorting.
`'If caused by detergent, mix I cup (240
ml) white vinegar with I quart (.95 L)
water in a plastic container Soak item I
hour, Rinse.
_lf caused by fabric softener, rub stains
with bar soap. Wash.
`'Rewash with correct amount of
detergent and hottest water safe for
fabric, Add bleach safe for fabric.
`'Avoid overfilling detergent and fabric
softener compartments el dispenser.
• Sort items by soil level and color,
_Use correct amount of detergent, hottest
water and bleach safe for fabric.
Greasy, oily stains
Holes, tears, or
`'Not enough detergent,
`'Undiluted liquid fabric softener
poured directly on fabric.
`'incorrect use of chlorine bleach.
`'Unfastened zippers, hooks,
_Rips, tears and broken threads.
Overloading the washer.
• Degradation of fabric.
`'Treat with prewash stain remover or
liquid detergent,
`'increase detergent and water
temperature, Rewash.
_Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap.
`'May be irreversible if rips, tears and
seams cannot be mended.
`'Use correct amount of detergent and
hottest water safe for fabric,
`'Do not pour liquid fabric softener
directly on fabric. See Washing
Procedures for directions on adding
`'Never pour chlorine bleach directly on
`'Check condition of items before washing.
See Washing Procedures for preparing
and loading the wash load and adding
chlorine bleach.
Lint `'Incorrect solting.
`'Tissues lelt in pocket.
`'Overloading the washer,
`'Not enough detergent.
`'Undissolved detergent has lelt a
residue resembling lint
`'Static cling is attracting lint,
• Load washed too long.
`'Reduce load size. Rewash using correct
water temperature, water level, and
amount el detergent,
`'Add nonprecipitating water conditioner
to wash water to remove detergent
`" Add liquid fabric softener to final rinse.
_Dry load in dryer,
.Remove lint with lint brush or roller.
`'See Washing Procedures for sorting and
preparing the wash load.
`'Do not overload washer.
`'Use correct temperature and amount of
detergent, water and wash time
(Fibers break elf,
ball up and cling to
`'Pilling is normal with synthetic and
permanent press fabrics. This is
due to abrasion from normal
`'Use a lint brush or shaver to remove
`'Use fabric softener in the washer to
lubricate fibers.
`'When ironing, use spray starch or fabric
finish on collars and cuffs.
`'Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion,
Residue or powder
on dark items;
Stiff, harsh fabdc£
`'Undissolved detergent.
`'Some nonphosphate granular
detergents can combine with
hard water minerals to form a
`'Overloading the washer,
`'Rewash load `'increase water temperature using hottest
water sale for fabric.
`'Do not overload washer.
`'Use liquid detergent or use nonprecipitating
water conditioner with nonphosphate
granular detergent.
Wrinkfing `'Overloading the washer,
`'incorrect wash cycle for wash
`'Reduce load size,
`'Rinse in cold water with liquid fabric
softener using the Perm Press or Delicate
`'Do not overload washer.
`'Remove items from washer as soon as cycle
is completed,
`'Use liquid fabric softener,
Yellow buildup of
body soil on
synthetic fabrics
`'Agitation time too short.
`'Wash water temperature too
`'Not enough detergent,
`'Soak in detergent booster or product
containing enzymes,
`'Wash in hot water (120°F/49°C) using full
permanent press cycle Increase
Add bleach sale for fabric,
`'Or, treat with color remover.
`'Select correct wash cycle.
`'Use correct amount of detergent
`'Wash synthetics frequently using hot or
warm water,
Yellow or brown
rust stains `'iron or manganese in water
supply, water pipes, or water
`'To restore discolored load of whites, use
rust remover safe for fabric.
_Do not use chlorine bleach to remove
rust stains, it may intensify
discolora tion,
`'Use nonprecipitating water soltener,
`'Before washing, run hot water for a few
minutes to clear lines
`'Drain water heater occasionally,
`'For an ongoing problem, install an iron filter
in your water supply system.
Care and Cleaning
Figure 1
Remove the drawer by first sliding the safety
latch to the right, then pulling the drawer out
until it stops•
(Lock tab is visible only after drawer has been
aulled out)
Figure 2
Figure 4
_' weather care.
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 [I/2 cup (120 ml) in I 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.
Before moving the washer, place astrip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under
tile front leveling legs to prevent floor damage.
Cleaning the Dispenser Drawer Area
Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residueshould
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 tile 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 [lot tap water to remove traces of
accumulated powders and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softener residue
may indicate improper dilution or more frequent cleaning is required.
To clean the drawer opening, use asmall 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.
Replacethe dispenser drawer and run the Prewash cycle without any wash
load in the drum.
Remove items from the washer assoon asthe cycleends. Excesswri nkilng, color
transfer, and odors may develop in items left in the washer.
Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electricatpowercordto avoid
electrical shock hazards.
Dryaround the washer door opening, flexible gasket, and door glass.Theseareas
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 tile drum with a nonabrasive household
cleanser. Rinsethoroughly with water.
The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts
with anonabrasive household cleanser. This )revents dye transfer to future loads.
If the washer is stored in an area where freezing can occur or moved in freezing
tern peratu res,follow thesewinterizing 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.SL)nontoxicrecreationalvehicle(RV)antifreezetoemptywash
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. Replacedrawer.
8. Store washer in an upright position.
9. To remove antifreeze from washer af-ler storage, run empty washer through a
complete cycle using detergent. Do not add wash load.
Avoid Service Checklist
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expens< The list includes common concerns that are not the r_sult of defective
workmanship or materials in this washer
""Clicking" noise. ,, A normal sourld made by tile, timer.
High pitch ""jet engine" noise. ,, A certain amount of motor whine is normal during the spin cycle.
Rattflng and clanking noise. ,, Foreign ob ects such as coins or safety pins may be in drum or pump. Stop washer arid check drum.
If noise continues after washer is restarted, objects may be in pump. Call your authorized servicer.
,, Belt buckles and metal fasteners are hittir_g wash drum. To prevent unns,cessary noise and damage
to drum, fasten fasteners and turn items inside out.
Squealing sound or hot rubber odor. ,, Washer is overloaded. Do not overload washer. Stop washer and reduce load.
Thumping sound. ,, Heavy wash loads may produce a thumping sound This is usually normal if sound continues, washer
is probably out of balance. Stop washer and redistribute wash load.
,, Washer is not resting firmly on floor. Move washer so it rests firmly on floor. Adjust leveling legs
Vibrating noise, and tighten lock nuts. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for details.
,, Shipping bolts and foam block have not been removed during installation See INSTALLATION
INSTRU('TIONS for removing shipping bolts and foam block.
,, \_%ashload unevenly distributed in drum Stop washer and rearrange wash load.
Washer does not start. ,, Electrical power cord rnay not be plugged in or connection rnay be loose. Make sure plug fits tightly
in wall outlet.
,, House fuse blown, circuit breaker tripped, or a power outage has occurred. Reset circuit breaker
or replace fuse. Do not increase fuse capacity. If problem is a circuit overload, have it corrected
by a qualified electrician, if problem is a power outage, call local electric company
,, Water supply faucets are not turned on. Turn on water supply faucets.
,, Cycle selector is not in correct poAtion. Move indicator clockwise slightly. Pull out knob.
,, Motor is overheated. Washer motor will stop if it becomes overheated, it will automatically restart
after a cool down period of up to 30 minutes {if washer has not been manually turned off).
,, Washer door is not completely closed. Close door completely.
Washer won"t spin_ .Load is too small. Add 1 or 2 similar items to help balance the load.
Heavily soiled items. Wipe drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser, then rinse. Shake or brush
Residue left in drum. " _xcess dirt and sand from items belore washing.
Laundry additives didn't dispense. ,, Dispenser drawer open Drawer should be completely closed for laundry additive to dispense
Water cofiects in bleach and fabric softener ,, This is a result of the siphoning action and is part of the normal operation of the washer. \A ater
compartments, may be removed by removing the dispenser drawer (see Page 9, Figures 1 and 2) and draining water
into the empty drum or sink
Wash load too wet after spin. ,, Washer is overloaded Do not overload washer. See Washing Procedures,
,, Load is too small. Add I or 2 similar items to help balance the load
,, Load is out of balance. Rearrange load to allow proper spinning.
Water does not enter washer or it enters ,, Drain }lose is kinked. Straighten drain }lose
slowly. , Water supply i} riot adequate in area. Check another faucet in the house. Wait until water supply
and pressure increase.
,, Water supply faucets are riot completely open. Fully open hot arid cold faucets.
,, Water is being used else_J_here in the house Water pressure must be at least 30 psi (260 kPa) Avoid
running water elsewhere while washer is filling.
,, Water inlet hoses are kinked. Straighten hose_.
Warm or hot water is not hot enough. Hot ,aater heater is set too low or is a distance from washer. Measure hot water temperature
at nearby faucet with candy or meat thermometer. Water temperature should be at least 130°F
(70°C). Adjust water heater as necessary.
,, Hot water is being used elsewhere in the house. Avoid using hot water elsewhere before or during
washer use. Ther_ may not be enough hot water available for proper cleaning, if problem persists,
your hot water system may be unable to support more than I use at a time.
Water in washer does not drain or drains ,, Drain hose is kinked or clogged. Clean and straighten the drain hose.
slowly. ,, House drain pipes are clogged. Unclog drain pipes. Contact plumber if necessary.
Water leaks. ,, Fill hose connection is loose at faucet or washer. Check and tighten hose connections, install rubber
sealing washers provided.
,, Oversudsing.Use less detergent.
,, Dispenser drawer is open. Close drawer when washer is operating..
incorrect wash and rinse temperatures. ,, Hot and cold water hoses are connected to wrong supply faucets. Cormect hot water hose to hot
water faucet and cold water hose to cold water faucet.
Water is entering washer but tub does not , Drain hose standpipe is incorrect height. Standpipe must be a minimum of 2_}.6'' (60 cm) high to
fill, prs,vent siphoning. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Electrolux Major Appliances North America
5855 Terry FoxWay
Mississauga, Ontario
L5V 3E4
For service under this warranty, contactyour local dealer/
Etectrolux Major Appliances North America
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario
Forthe first year after purchase bythe original consumer/
For the second through fifth year after purchase by tile
original consumer/owner:
Forthe second through twenty-fifth year after purchase
by the original consumer/owner:
Pay all costs to repair or replace any defective parts.
Pay all costs (excluding labour to install) to replace any
defective motor, driven pulley, or motor controller.
Payall costs (excluding labour to install) of an inner wash
a) Products purchased and installed in Canada for personal single family household use.
b) Defects resulting or arising out of the manufacturing process.
c) Products bearing legible manufacturer's model and serial numbers.
d) Replacement parts only for the remainder of the original warranty.
a) Transportation damage.
b) Supply and replacement of porcelain, fuses, glass and light bulbs.
c) Parts and service supplied or obtained from other than ELECTROLUXMAJORAPPLIANCESNORTHAMERICAPARTSAND SERVICE
d) Damage or failure as the result of abuse, improper or commercial use.
a) To provide proof of the original date of purchase by means of a bill of sale or payment record verifying purchase date.
b) To pay all costs to make the appliance readily accessible for service.
c) To ensure proper power supply and connection of the appliance to same.
d) Proper installation, control setting and care of finish.
Thiswarranty is in addition to any statutory warranties contained in any applicable legislation. The terms and conditions
of this warranty are not intended to exclude or limit your rights under those statutes. The warrantor however reserves
the right to charge transportation and travelling costs for distances in excessof 48 kilometres (30 miles) from the nearest
This warranty plus the statutory warranties mentioned are the only warranties given to the consumer/owner for this

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