LAUNDRY CENTER use & care Introduction........................................................2 Operating Instructions................................30 Important Safety Information.....................3 Operating Instructions................................ 32 Features...............................................................8 Stain Removal Guide................................... 33 Pre-Installation Requirements.....................9 Stain Removal Guide...................................
INTRODUCTION Welcome to our family Thank you for bringing Frigidaire into your home! We see your purchase as the beginning of a long relationship together. Keep your product info here so it’s easy to find. Model Number Serial Number Purchase Date This manual is your resource for the Use & Care of your product. Please read it before using your appliance. Keep it handy for quick reference. If something doesn’t seem right, the troubleshooting section will help you with common issues.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION 3 WARNING FIRE or explosion hazard Failure to follow safety warning exactly could result in serious injury, death, or property damage. DO NOT store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS: • DO NOT try to light any appliance. • DO NOT touch any electrical switch; DO NOT use any phone in your building. • Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION WARNING Please read all instructions before using this laundry center. This Use & Care Guide provides general operating instructions for your laundry center. It also contains information about features for several other models. Your model may not have every feature included. Use the laundry center only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide. This book contains valuable information about operation, care and service. Keep it in a safe place.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION WARNING - risk of fire To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using this laundry center, comply with the basic warnings listed below. Failure to comply with the Important Safety Information and WARNINGS could result in serious personal injuries or death. Prevent fire • DO NOT wash or dry items that have been previously cleaned in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents, kerosene, cooking oils, waxes, etc.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Protect children • DO NOT allow children to play on or in the laundry center. Close supervision of children is necessary when the laundry center 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 laundry center is unpacked. Children might use them for play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight chambers.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION Prevent injury and damage to the appliance To prevent serious personal injury and damage to the laundry center: • All repairs and servicing must be performed by an authorized service agent unless specifically recommended in this Use & Care Guide. Use only authorized factory parts. • DO NOT tamper with controls. • DO NOT install or store the laundry center where it will be exposed to the weather. DO NOT operate the laundry center in below freezing temperatures.
FEATURES Dr y Uner it Washer Controls Dryer Controls W U na s h e it r Washer Lid Lock Leveling Leg Leveling Leg
PRE-INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS 9 Installation Checklist Shipping hardware Foam shipping restraint (inside wash tub) removed and stored Foam shipping support (underneath appliance) removed and stored Leveling Laundry center is level, side-to-side and front-to-back Cabinet is setting solid on all corners Water supply Use only new hoses and verify rubber sealing washers are installed HOT supply is connected to HOT inlet and COLD supply is connected to COLD inlet HOT and COLD water supply turne
PRE-INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS Electrical system requirements Grounding type wall receptacle Do not, under any circumstances, cut, remove, or bypass the grounding prong. NOTE Because of potentially inconsistent voltage capabilities, the use of this dryer with power created by gas powered generators, solar powered generators, wind powered generators or any other generator other than the local utility company is not recommended.
PRE-INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS Electrical requirements for laundry center with gas dryer WARNING Improper grounding of the laundry center may cause serious injury or death. Check with a licensed electrician if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded. Grounding type wall receptacle Do not, under any circumstances, cut, remove, or bypass the grounding prong. Power cord with 3-prong grounded plug CIRCUIT - Individual, properly polarized and grounded 15 amp.
PRE-INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS Drain system requirements 1. Drain capable of eliminating 17 gals (64.3 L) per minute. 2. A standpipe diameter of 1-1/4 in. (3.18 cm) minimum. 3. Standpipe height above the floor should be: Minimum height: 33 in. (84 cm) Maximum height: 96 in. (244 cm) NOTE For installations requiring a longer drain hose, have a qualified technician install a longer drain hose (according to your model number) available from an authorized parts distributor.
PRE-INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS WARNING FIRE HAZARD A clothes dryer must be exhausted outdoors. DO NOT exhaust dryer into a chimney, a wall, a ceiling, an attic, a crawl space or any concealed space of a building. A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. If the dryer is not exhausted outdoors, some fine lint will be expelled into the laundry area. An accumulation of lint in any area of the home can create a health and fire hazard. The dryer must be connected to an exhaust outdoors.
PRE-INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS • Venting vertically through a roof may expose the exhaust system to down drafts causing an increase in vent restriction. • • DO NOT install a booster fan in dryer exhaust duct. Running the exhaust system through an uninsulated area may cause condensation and faster accumulation of lint. • • Install all clothes dryers in accordance with the installation instructions in this manual.
PRE-INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS An exhaust hood positioned to line up with the dryer exhaust can be installed directly through the outside wall. To exhaust to the side or down, add an 8 inch (20.3 cm) length of standard 4 inch (102 mm) diameter duct and a 90° elbow. To exhaust up, add an 11 inch (28 cm) length of standard 4 inch (102 mm) diameter duct and a 90° elbow. The unit will be positioned about 4.5 inches (11.
PRE-INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS Laundry center dimensions WARNING Front view EXPLOSION HAZARD DO NOT install the laundry center where gasoline or other flammables are kept or stored. If the laundry center is installed in a garage, the dryer portion must be a minimum of 18 inches (45.7 cm) above the floor. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, fire or burns. 77" (196.5 cm) DO NOT INSTALL YOUR LAUNDRY CENTER: • In an area exposed to dripping water or outside weather conditions.
INSTALLATION Unpacking instructions IMPORTANT To prevent vibration, possible machine damage and maximize performance, the following steps must be completed. 17 4. Carefully lower the laundry center to an upright position and remove the tape holding the lid shut. Remove the foam tub block, all foam inserts, and other tub contents. 1. If foam tub block has been removed, reinsert it now and tape the lid securely. 2. Carefully cut the front and back corners of the left side of the remaining cardboard.
INSTALLATION Connecting the gas 1. Remove the shipping cap from gas pipe at the rear of the dryer. IMPORTANT 3. Open the shutoff valve in the gas supply line to allow gas to flow through the pipe. Wait a few minutes for gas to move through the gas line. to dry er DO NOT connect the dryer to L.P. gas service without converting the gas valve. An L.P. conversion kit must be installed by a qualified gas technician. 2. Connect a 1/2 inch (1.27 cm) I.D.
INSTALLATION Connecting the electrical system The following are specific requirements for proper and safe electrical installation of your dryer. Failure to follow these instructions can create electrical shock and/or a fire hazard WARNING ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD • This appliance MUST be properly grounded. Electrical shock can result if the dryer is not properly grounded. Follow the instructions in this manual for proper grounding. • DO NOT use an extension cord with this dryer.
INSTALLATION Grounding the electric dryer (Canada) WARNING Improper grounding of the laundry center may cause serious injury or death. Check with a licensed electrician if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded. For a grounded, cord-connected dryer: 1. The laundry center MUST be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electrical shock by a path of least resistance for electrical current. 2.
INSTALLATION 6. Attach the remaining two power cord outer conductors to the outer, BRASS colored terminals on the terminal block. Tighten both screws securely. DO NOT remove internal ground in a 3-wire system!! Neutral terminal 1. Turn off power supply to outlet. 2. Remove the screw securing the terminal block access cover on the back of the dryer. 3.
INSTALLATION WARNING ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD DO NOT make a sharp bend or crimp wiring/conductor at connections. 9. Follow manufacturer’s guidelines for firmly securing the strain relief and power cord. 10. Reinstall the terminal block Leveling the laundry center Excessive noise and vibration can be prevented by properly leveling the laundry center. 1. With the laundry center within 4 feet (1 m) of its final location, place a level on top of the washer lid. 2.
INSTALLATION Connecting the exhaust 1. Remove the two screws securing the dryer front access panel to the dryer cabinet. Lift the panel until the tabs can be disengaged from the cabinet, remove the panel and set aside. 23 4. Carefully slide the laundry center to its final position. Recheck for level and rock corners for stability. Screws Connecting the drain 2. Connect the exhaust duct to the outside exhaust system. Use of a 4” (10.
INSTALLATION Completing the installation IMPORTANT Check to ensure the power is off at a circuit breaker/fuse box before plugging the power cord into an outlet. 1. Plug the power cord into a grounded outlet WARNING Improper grounding of the dryer may cause serious injury or death. Check with a licensed electrician if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded. Grounding type wall receptacle Do not, under any circumstances, cut, remove, or bypass the grounding prong.
CONTROLS AND SETTINGS 25 Washer controls and settings This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Consoles shown above for reference only. Your model may differ. Wash cycle selection For best results Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be washed. Turn the washer cycle selector in either direction to select a washing cycle.
CONTROLS AND SETTINGS Water level Wash cycle settings Wash temp (water temperature) Press the Wash Temp button to cycle through wash water temperatures until the desired temperature is selected. The LED will light to indicate the current selection. Select a wash water temperature according to fiber content, colorfastness, and soil level. To protect your fabrics, the temperature range of cold to hot settings may be different depending on cycle selected.
CONTROLS AND SETTINGS Wash cycle controls (Start, Pause, and Cancel) Start Press the washer START|PAUSE button once to begin the wash cycle. The unit will emit two short beeps, the LED will turn solid green, and the door lid lock will engage with an audible double click. Pause Press the washer START|PAUSE button once while the washer is running to pause the wash cycle.
CONTROLS AND SETTINGS Dryer controls and settings This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Consoles shown above for reference only. Your model may differ. Dry cycle selection For best results Follow the fabric care label instructions on items to be washed. Turn the DRYER cycle selector in either direction to select a drying cycle. Normal Select this cycle to dry everyday fabrics including cottons, linens, and sheets.
CONTROLS AND SETTINGS Drying cycle settings Drying Temperature (Dry Temp) Select the temperature setting most suitable for each load. To protect your fabrics, not all temperatures are available with every cycle. If an unavailable temperature setting is selected by the user, the nearest available temperature will be substituted. High Recommended for durable fabrics and towels. Normal Recommended for most cotton fabrics.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Operating the washer WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons, read the Important Safety Information in this Use & Care Guide before operating your washer. WARNING DO NOT wash water-resistant and waterrepellent type clothing or other materials. Failure to closely follow these instructions may result in abnormal vibrating and outof-balance conditions that could result in physical injury, property damage, and/or appliance damage STEPS 1.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS STEPS TIPS 31 IMPORTANT 5. Add other • Water conditioners, detergent • See product manufacturer’s boosters, and enzyme products instructions. wash products may be added with detergent. to wash tub (if desired). 6. Add bleach • If using liquid bleach, add to • Follow manufacturer’s bleach dispenser located in left instructions for recommended (if desired) front corner under lid. Then amount of bleach. before adding add 1 cup (240 ml) water to • DO NOT use powdered bleach load.
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS Operating the dryer WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons, read the Important Safety Information in this Use & Care Guide before operating your dryer. STEPS CAUTION • DO NOT operate dryer without lint filter in place. • ALWAYS clean filter after each load. TIPS IMPORTANT 1. Prepare load • Dry items of similar fabric, weight, and • Dryer heat may for drying. construction in the same load. permanently set some stains.
STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE Safe stain removal procedures • Remove stains promptly. • Follow the 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 powder detergent and water. • Use cold water on unknown stains as hot water can set stains. • Consult care label instructions for treatments to avoid on specific fabrics. • Check for colorfastness by testing stain remover products on an inside seam.
STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE Stain Removal Suggestions STAIN Adhesive tape, rubber cement, gum Baby formula, dairy products, egg Beverages (coffee, alcoholic beverages, tea, soda, juice) Blood TREATMENT Apply ice. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on paper towels. Saturate with prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid. Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains. Soak for 30 minutes or more. Wash. Pretreat stain. Wash using cold water and bleach safe for fabric.
CARE AND CLEANING WARNING FIRE HAZARD A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. The dryer must be connected to an outdoors exhaust. Regularly inspect the outdoor exhaust opening and remove any accumulation of lint around the opening and in the surrounding area. Cleaning Inside of Dryer WARNING FIRE HAZARD / HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD DO NOT use any type spray cleanser when cleaning the dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur. • • IMPORTANT • Clean the lint filter after every load.
• CARE AND CLEANING The base plate or tub may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads. Winterizing Instructions IMPORTANT Winterize the laundry center if it is stored in an area where freezing can occur or moved in freezing temperatures to prevent damage to the washer: 1. Turn off water supply faucets. 2. Disconnect hoses from water supply and drain water from hoses. 3.
TROUBLESHOOTING 37 Common washing inquiries 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. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS PREVENTIVE MEASURES Blue stains • Undiluted liquid detergent or fabric softener dispensed directly onto fabric. • Add detergent to empty tub. DO NOT pour on dry load.
TROUBLESHOOTING Common washing inquiries (continued) PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS Pilling • Pilling is normal with synthetic and permanent press fabrics due to abrasion from normal wear. • Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills. • Undissolved detergent. • Some granular detergents can combine with hard water minerals to form a residue. • Overloading the washer. • Rewash load.
TROUBLESHOOTING 39 Common drying inquiries Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results, poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory drying results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association. PROBLEM POSSIBLE SOLUTIONS CAUSES Greasy, oily • Use of fabric • Rub fabric softener stains softener stains with bar soap. sheet. Rinse and rewash.
TROUBLESHOOTING Before Calling 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 laundry center. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES NOISE Rattling and • Foreign objects such as coins or safety pins may be in drum clanking or pump. noise Thumping sound Vibrating noise SOLUTIONS • Stop washer and check drum.
TROUBLESHOOTING 41 Before Calling (continued) PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS Dryer runs but won’t heat • If 1 of the 2 fuses in the dryer circuit is blown, the drum may turn but the heater will not operate (electric models). • Gas supply valve is not open (gas models). • Replace fuse. • Dryer does not have enough air supply to support the burner flame (gas models). • LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility interruption of natural gas (gas models).
TROUBLESHOOTING Before Calling (continued) PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES Water does • Washer lid is open. not enter washer or it • Water supply is not adequate enters slowly in area. SOLUTIONS • Close washer lid. The washer will not operate when the lid is open. • Check another faucet in the house. Wait until water supply and pressure increase. • Fully open hot and cold faucets. • Water supply faucets are not completely open.
LIMITED WARRANTY 43 Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing 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. Exclusions This warranty does not cover the following: 1.
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