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    All about the

    Use &Careof your Washer

    137409500C(1207

    )

    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    Important Safety Instructions ..............................2-4

    Operating Instructions ......................................5-16

    Care and Cleaning .......................................... 17-18

    Avoid Service ................................................. 19-20

    Warranty ............................................................21

    Notes .................................................................22

    Franais ..............................................................23

    Espaol ..............................................................45

    www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044 www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352

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    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

    Read all instructions before using this appliance. Thisbook contains valuable information about:

    Operation

    Care ServiceKeep it in a safe place.

    Record Your Model and Serial NumbersThe model and serial numbers of your washer are foundon the serial plate located at the back of the tub openingunder the washer lid. Record and retain these numbers.

    Model Number _____________________

    Serial Number _____________________

    Purchase Date _____________________

    This Use and Care Guideprovides general operatinginstructions for your washer. It also contains informationabout features for several other models. Your washermay not have every feature included.Use the washer only as instructed in this Use & CareGuide.

    Product Record

    Save these instructions forfuture reference.

    NOTEThe instructions appearing in this Use and CareGuideare not meant to cover every possible conditionand situation that may occur. Common sense and cau-tion must be practiced when installing, operating andmaintaining any appliance.

    WARNING

    WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situationwhich, if not avoided, could result in death or seriousinjury.

    IMPORTANT

    IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation ormaintenance information which is important but nothazard-related.

    DANGERDANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situationwhich, if not avoided, will result in death or seriousinjury.

    Definitions

    This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alertyou to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safetymessages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injuryor death.

    CAUTION

    CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situationwhich, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderateinjury.

    WARNING

    Please read all instructions before using this washer.

    Recognize safety symbols, words andlabels

    Safety items throughout this manual are labeled witha WARNING or CAUTION based on the risk type asdescribed below:

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    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

    WARNING

    To reduce the risk offire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using this washer, comply with the basicwarnings listed below. Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.

    You can be killed or seriously injured if you dont follow these Important Safety Instructions:

    PREVENT FIRE

    Do not wash items that have been previously cleanedin, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, cleaning sol-vents, kerosene, cooking oils, waxes, etc. Do not storethese items on or near the washer. These substancesgive off vapors or chemical reactions that could igniteor explode.

    Do not put oily or greasy rags or clothing on top of thewasher. These substances give off vapors that couldignite the materials.

    Do not add gasoline, cleaning solvents, or other flam-mable or explosive substances to the wash water.These substances give off vapors that could ignite orexplode.

    Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be pro-duced in a hot water system that has not been usedfor 2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE.If the hot water system has not been used for such aperiod, before using the washer, turn on all hot waterfaucets and let the water flow from each for severalminutes. This will release any accumulated hydrogengas. Hydrogen gas is flammable; do not smoke or usean open flame during this time.

    Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vaporsor liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.

    Failure to comply with these warnings could result infire, explosion, serious bodily injury and/or damage tothe rubber or plastic parts of the washer.

    Do not continue to use the washer if you hear squeak-ing, grinding, rubbing or other unusual noises. Thiscould be a sign of mechanical breakdown and lead tofire or serious injury. Contact a qualified technician im-mediately.

    PROTECT CHILDREN

    Do not allow children to play on or in the washer. Closesupervision of children is necessary when the washeris used near children. As children grow, teach them theproper, safe use of all appliances.

    Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other packing ma-terials after the washer is unpacked. Children might usethem for play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreadsor plastic sheets can become airtight chambers.

    Keep laundry products out of childrens reach. To pre-

    vent personal injury, observe all warnings on productlabels.

    Before the washer is removed from service or discard-ed, remove the washer lid to prevent accidental entrap-ment.

    Failure to comply with these warnings could result inserious personal injuries.

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    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

    WARNING

    HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARDDo not use or mix liquid chlorine bleach with otherhousehold chemicals such as toilet cleaners, rustremovers, acid or products containing ammonia. Thesemixtures can produce dangerous fumes which cancause serious injury or death.

    Grounding typerounding typewaall receptacll receptacle

    Poower cord wither cord with3-prong-prong grrounded plugunded plug

    Do not,o not, undernderanny circircumstances,umstances,cut,ut, remoemovee,or br bypass thpass thegrrounding prunding prong.ng.

    WARNING

    FIRE/ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARDAvoid fire hazard or electrical shock. Do not use anadaptor plug or extension cord or remove groundingprong from electrical power cord. Failure to follow thiswarning can cause serious injury, fire or death.

    PREVENT INJURY

    To prevent shock hazard and assure stability duringoperation, the washer must be installed and electricallygrounded by a qualified service person in accordancewith local codes. Installation instructions are packed inthe washer for installers reference. Refer to INSTAL-

    LATION INSTRUCTIONSfor detailed grounding pro-cedures. If the washer is moved to a new location, haveit checked and reinstalled by a qualified service person.

    To prevent personal injury or damage to the washer,the electrical power cord of the washer must beplugged into a properly grounded and polarized3-prong outlet. The third grounding prong must neverbe 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 - resultingin serious injury or death.

    Do not combine laundry products for use in same load

    unless specified on the label. Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acids such

    as vinegar.

    PREVENT INJURY AND DAMAGE TO THE APPLIANCE

    To prevent serious personal injury and damage to thewasher:

    All repairs and servicing must be performed by an au-thorized servicer unless specifically recommended in thisUse & Care Guide. Use only authorized factory parts.

    Do not tamper with controls.

    Do not install or store the washer where it will be ex-posed to the weather.

    Do not install on carpet. Install washer on a solid floor.It may be necessary to reinforce the floor to preventvibration or movement.

    Do not sit on, step on or stand on the washer. Do notrest heavy loads on top. The washer is not meant tosupport weight.

    To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect thisappliance from the power supply before attemptingany user maintenance. Canceling a cycle or turning the

    power off at the console does not disconnect this appli-ance from the power supply.

    To prevent injury, do not reach into the washer whileparts are moving. Before loading, unloading or addingitems, push in the cycle selector knob to stop the cycle.

    Allow the wash tub to coast to a complete stop beforereaching inside.

    This washer is equipped with an electrical overload pro-tector. The washer motor will stop if it becomes over-heated.

    Failure to comply with these warnings could result inserious personal injuries.

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    OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

    (Mesh bag not included.)

    Washing Procedures

    1 Sort laundry into loads thatcan be washed together.

    WARNING

    To reduce the risk offire, electric shock or injury to

    persons, read these IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONSin this Use and Care Guidebefore operating your washer.

    WHITES

    CASUAL

    COLORS

    TOWELS

    Sort items

    by recom-mended cy-cle and watertemperature.

    Separate white, light and colorfast items from darkand non-colorfast items.

    Separate items that shed lint from items thatattract lint. Casual, synthetic, knit, and cordu-roy items will pick up lint from towels, rugs, andbedspreads.

    Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled items. Separate lacy, sheer, loosely knit, or delicate items

    from durable