Owner's Guide


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Frigidaire Home Products

P. O. Box 212378

Augusta, GA 30917

Important Safety Instructions

Read all instructions before using this washer.

To reduce the risk of fire, 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.

Product Registration

Thank you for choosing this washer. This owner's guide will explain proper operation and care.

Record Your Model and Serial


Record below the model and serial numbers found on the washer serial plate located on the underside of the washer lid. Keep these numbers for future reference.

Model Number __________________

Serial Number ___________________

Date of Purchase ________________

Register Your Product

The self-addressed PRODUCT REGISTRATION CARD should be filled in completely, signed and returned.

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 as instructed in this Owner's Guide and the

Operating Instructions card included with your washer.


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

??1999 White Consolidated Industries, Inc.

All rights reserved.

Prevent Fire

Do not wash items that have been previously cleaned 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 explode.

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, cleaning 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 IS EXPLOSIVE. If the 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.

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 children to play on or in the washer. Close supervision of children 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 the washer is removed from service or discarded, remove the washer lid to prevent accidental entrapment.

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.

Printed in U.S.A.


Important Safety

Instructions (continued)

Avoid fire hazard or electrical shock. Do not use an adaptor plug or extension cord or remove grounding prong from electrical power cord. Failure to followthiswarningcancauseserious injury, fire or death.


Use this way ONLY

Do not use or mix liquid chlorine bleach with other household chemicals such as toilet cleaners, rust removers, acid or productscontainingammonia.These mixtures can produce dangerous fumes which can cause serious injury or death.

Note: The instructions appearing in this Owner's Guide are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.

Prevent Injury

To prevent shock 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 and 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 grounding 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 1 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:

???All 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.

???Do not install or store the washer where it will be exposed to the weather.

ALWAYS disconnect the washer from the electrical supply before attempting any service or cleaning. Failure to do so can result in electrical shock or injury.

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 tub 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 30 minutes, if the washer has not been manually turned off during this time.



Washing Procedures

???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 labels.

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons, read Important Safety Instructions, pages 2-3, before operating this washer.

1. Sort laundry into loads that can be washed together.

Sort items by recommended water temperatures, wash time, and agitate/spin speeds.

???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.




2.Prepare items for washing.

???Empty pockets.

???Brush off lint and dirt. Shake out rugs and beach towels.

???Close zippers, 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.

???Place delicate items such as bras, shoulder pads, hosiery, and belts in a mesh bag to prevent tangling during the wash cycle.

???Turn knit items inside out to prevent pilling.

3.Pretreat stains and heavy soil.

See Stain Removal, pages 6-7, for details.

4. Add a measured amount of detergent to the wash tub before adding the laundry load.

Follow detergent manufacturer's directions. The amount required depends on type of detergent, load size and soil level, and water hardness.

5.If desired, add liquid bleach to Bleach Dispenser (some models).

???Before adding the wash load, add liquid bleach to bleach dispenser located in left front corner under the lid:

???3/4 cup (180 ml) for small loads

???1 cup (240 ml) for large loads

???1-1/4 cups (300 ml) for extra-large loads.

???Then add 1 cup (240 ml) water to flush the dispenser.

???Do not use powdered bleach in the bleach dispenser.

For models without a bleach dispenser, dilute the recommended amount of liquid chlorine bleach in 1 quart (.95 L) water. Add it to wash water after

a few minutes of agitation. Do not pour bleach directly on wash load.


Washing Procedures

6.Add laundry load to washer.

???Dry load level should not be higher than top row of holes in wash tub.

Do not overload washer.

???Do not put items on top of agitator or wrap them around it. Load items evenly.

???Combine large and small items in a load. Load large items first. Large items should not be more than half the total wash load.

???When washing a single heavy item, add 1 or 2 towels to balance the load.

7.If desired, add liquid fabric softener to Fabric Softener Dispenser (some models).

For models with a built-in dispenser (see picture to the left):

1.Add liquid softener to the dispenser, following fabric softener label directions.

2.Add water to bring liquid level to fill line on dispenser cap.

3.Remove the dispenser from the agitator after each use. Rinse both cap and cup with warm water. Replace dispenser in the agitator.

NOTE: To separate cap from cup, put thumb into dispenser and push against side of cup (see picture to the left). After cleaning, push cap and cup firmly together. Replace dispenser by lining up the ribs and grooves and snapping it into position.

Fabric softener will be flushed from area under the built-in fabric softener dispenser when Large Load Water Level is selected. If a build-up of fabric softener occurs, clean with hot water. DO NOT REMOVE SERVICE CAP.



For models with a removable dispenser (see picture below to the left):

1.Attach fabric softener dispenser to top of agitator by pressing down gently.

2.Add softener to the dispenser, following fabric softener label directions.

3.Add water to bring liquid level to top of the peg in the center of the cup.

4.Remove the dispenser from the agitator after each use. Rinse both lid and bowl thoroughly with warm water. Reassemble and place dispenser on agitator or store it nearby.

For models without a fabric softener dispenser, follow fabric softener label directions. Add diluted fabric softener to the final rinse. Do not pour fabric softener directly on the wash load.

8.Set cycle selector knob and washer controls according to type, size, and soil level of each load, and detergent used.

See Operating Instructions card for your specific model controls.


To avoid serious personal injury, do not operate washer if safety lid lock is missing or damaged.

Stain Removal



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 products in their original labeled containers and out of children's reach.

???Thoroughly wash any utensil used.

???Do not 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 explode.

???Never use highly flammable solvents, such as gasoline, inside the home. Vapors can explode on contact with flames or sparks.

For successful stain removal:

???Remove stains promptly.

???Determine the kind of stain, then follow recommended treatment in the stain removal chart on the next page.

???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.



Common Washing Problems

Many washing problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory washing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.

Blue stains ???Detergent or liquid fabric softener did not dissolve or disperse.

???If caused by detergent, mix 1 cup (240 ml) white vinegar with 1 quart (.95 L) water in a plastic container. Soak item 1 hour. Rinse.

???If caused by fabric softener, rub stains with bar soap. Wash.

???Add detergent before wash load. Then start washer.

???Dilute fabric softener with water.

???Sort items by soil level and color.

???Use correct amount of detergent, hottest water and bleach safe for fabric.

???Use correct amount of detergent and hottest water safe for fabric.

???Do not pour liquid fabric softener directly on fabric. See package directions or Washing Procedures for proper diluting.

Holes, tears, or ???Incorrect use of chlorine bleach. snags???Unfastened zippers, hooks,


???Rips, tears and broken threads. ???Overloading the washer. ???Degradation of fabric.

???May be irreversible if rips, tears and seams cannot be mended.

???Never pour chlorine bleach directly on fabric.

???Check condition of items before washing. See Washing Procedures for preparing and loading the wash load.

???See Washing Procedures for sorting and preparing the wash load.

???Do not overload washer.

???Use correct amount of detergent, water temperature and water level.


(Fibers break off, ball up and cling to fabric)

???Increase water temperature using hottest water safe for fabric.

???Do not overload washer.

???Use liquid detergent or use nonprecipitating water conditioner with nonphosphate granular detergent.

???Do not overload washer.

???Remove items from washer as soon as cycle is completed.

???Use liquid fabric softener.

???Wash synthetics frequently using water at least 100??F (37??C ) and correct water level.

Yellow or brown ???Iron or manganese in water supply, rust stainswater pipes, or water heater.

???To restore discolored load of whites, use rust remover safe for fabric.

Do not use chlorine bleach to remove rust stains. It may intensify discoloration.

???Use nonprecipitating water softener. ???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

Use care with laundry products. They can damage finish on the washer.

Follow Winterizing Instructions for cold weather care.


???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.

???Dry the washer top, the area around the lid opening, and the underside of the lid. These areas should always be dry before the lid is closed.

???Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cordto avoid electrical shock hazards.

???When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on the tub. Remove this by wiping the tub with a nonabrasive household cleanser. Rinse thoroughly with water.

???The agitator or tub may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads.


???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 top or lid 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.

???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 nontoxic recreational vehicle (RV) antifreeze to empty wash tub. Close lid.

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 tub interior, and close lid.

7.Store washer in an upright position.

8.To remove antifreeze from washer after storage, run empty washer through a complete cycle using detergent. Do not add wash load.


Avoid Service


Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common concerns that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this washer.

Stop washer and check tub. If noise continues after washer is restarted, objects may be in pump. Call your authorized servicer.

Belt buckles and metal fasteners are hitting wash tub.

To prevent unnecessary noise and damage to tub, fasten fasteners and turn items inside out.

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.

Vibrating noise.Washer is not resting firmly on floor.

Move washer so it rests firmly on floor. Adjust leveling legs. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for details.

Shipping bolt and block have not been removed during installation.

See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for removing shipping bolt and block.


Wash load unevenly distributed in tub.

Stop washer and rearrange wash load.

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.



Warm or hot water is not hot enough.

Hot water 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. There may not be enough hot water available for proper cleaning. If problem persists, your hot water system may be unable to support more than 1 use at a time.

Check and tighten hose connections. Install rubber sealing washers provided.

House drain pipes are clogged.

Unclog drain pipes. Contact plumber if necessary.

Connect hot water hose to hot water faucet and cold water hose to cold water faucet.

Standpipe must be a minimum of 33" (83.82 cm) high to prevent siphoning. See INSTALLATION




Your Frigidaire product is protected by this warranty

Your appliance is warranted by Frigidaire Home Products, a division of White Consolidated Industries, Inc. We authorize no person to change or add to any of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Frigidaire or an authorized Frigidaire servicer.




This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items listed below:

1.Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.

2.Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.

3.Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose connections or defects in house wiring.

4.Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are not a part of the appliance when it was shipped from the factory.

5.Damages to finish after installation.

6.Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).




This warranty does not cover the following:



Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.

2.Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.

3.Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than Frigidaire or its authorized servicers; use of parts other than genuine Frigidaire Home Products parts; obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.

4.Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.

Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. This written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Frigidaire Home Products:

800 ??? 944 ??? 9044

Frigidaire Home Products

P.O. Box 212378

Augusta, GA 30917

Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by White Consolidated Industries, Inc. This warranty applies only in the 50 states of the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico.


Service Information (Canada)

To avoid unnecessary cost and inconvenience, make a few simple checks before calling for service. Common occurrences and their solutions can be found in the Avoid Service Checklist. Be sure you have followed the instructions in this manual.

If you are unable to locate the cause of a problem, call for service. Insist on factory service by an authorized ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE depot.


All Frigidaire appliances are backed by ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE, one of Canada's largest parts and service networks.

The Frigidaire reputation means you can enjoy complete professional service from one of our hundreds of trained technicians across the country. Ask your Frigidaire dealer for details about the Extended Service Plan offered by ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE to all purchasers of Frigidaire appliances in Canada.


6150 McLaughlin Road, Unit#1

Mississauga, Ontario

L5R 4C2

Place the name, address and telephone number of your service depot in the spaces below.

Product and feature specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.


(905) 568-3433
(905) 568-3542





6150 McLaughlin Road, Unit#1

Mississauga, Ontario

L5R 4C2


For the first year after purchase by the original consumer/ owner:

For twenty five years after purchase by the original consumer/owner:

Top load automatic washers only: transmission for the second through fifth year after purchase by the original consumer/owner:

For service under this warranty, contact your local dealer/ retailer, authorized ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE depot, or:


6150 McLaughlin Road, Unit#1

Mississauga, Ontario

L5R 4C2





Pay all costs to repair or replace any defective parts.

Pay all costs of a defective polypropylene washer basket.

Pay all costs (excluding labour to install) to replace any defective transmission parts.


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 ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE or ELECTROLUX HOME PRODUCTS PARTS AND SERVICE authorized depots.

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.

This warranty 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 excess of 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 product.