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Safety and Warnings

 

Read All Safety Information Before Using

Many washers are located near a gas dryer or a water heater in the home.

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Risk of Fire Hazard

  • For your safety the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury or loss of life.
  • Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
  • Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency or the gas supplier.

What to do if you Smell Gas

  • DO NOT try to light any appliance.
  • DO NOT touch an electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building.
  • Clear the room, building or area of all occupants.
  • Immediately call your gas supplier from your neighbor’s phone.
  • Follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
  • If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.

Water Heater Safety

Under certain conditions Hydrogen gas may be produced in a water heater that has not been used for two weeks or more.

 

HYDROGEN GAS CAN BE EXPLOSIVE UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES.

If the hot water has not been used for two weeks or more, prevent the possibility of damage or injury by turning on all hot water faucets and allowing them to run for several minutes before using any electrical appliance which is connected to the hot water system. This will allow any hydrogen gas to escape. Since the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame or appliance during this process.

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Risk of Fire, Electric Shock and Injury to Persons Hazards

  • Follow the safety precautions outlined in this User guide.
  • Failure to do so can result in death, electric shock, fire or injury to persons.

 

Important Safety Instructions

 

When using your clothes washer, follow basic precautions, including the following.

  • Read all instructions before using the appliance.
  • DO NOT wash or dry articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other flammable or explosive substances, as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode.
  • DO NOT add gasoline, dry-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 a washing machine, turn on all hot-water faucets and let the water flow from each for several minutes. This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, DO NOT smoke or use an open flame during this time.
  • DO NOT allow children to play on or in this appliance. Close supervision of children is necessary when this appliance is used near children. Before the washer is removed from service or discarded, remove the door. Failure to follow these instructions may result in death or injury to persons.
  • DO NOT reach into the appliance if the tub or agitator is moving to prevent accidental entanglement.
  • DO NOT install or store this appliance where it will be exposed to the weather.
  • DO NOT tamper with controls, repair or replace any part of the appliance or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in this User guide or in published user repair instructions that you understand and have skills to carry out.
  • DO NOT operate this appliance if it is damaged, malfunctioning, partially disassembled, or has missing or broken parts including a damaged cord or plug.
  • Unplug the appliance or turn off the circuit breaker before servicing. Pressing the Power button DOES NOT disconnect power.
  • Refer to the ‘Electrical connection’ section located in the installation instructions for grounding instructions.
  • Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this User guide.
  • Connect to a properly rated, protected and sized power supply circuit to avoid electrical overload.
  • Connect to adequate plumbing and drain facilities as described in the Installation Instructions.
  • When disconnecting the appliance pull by the plug rather than the cord or junction of cord to avoid damage to the cord or junction of the cord and plug.
  • Make sure that the cord is located so that it will not be stepped on, tripped over or otherwise subject to damage or stress.
  • Keep all laundry aids (such as detergents, bleach, fabric softener, etc.) out of the reach of children, preferably in a locked cabinet. Observe all warnings on container labels to avoid personal injury.
  • Keep the area around/underneath your appliance free from the accumulation of combustible materials, such as lint, paper, rags, chemicals, etc.
  • Keep the floor around your appliance clean and dry to reduce the possibility of slipping.
  • Before unloading or adding clothes, press and wait until the washer has completely stopped before opening the door.
  • Do not leave washer door open during the cycle. The washer will not function. To start close door and press .
  • The laundry process can reduce the flame retardancy of fabrics. To avoid such a result, the garment manufacturer’s care instructions should be followed very carefully.
  • Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acid such as vinegar and/or rust remover. Mixing can produce a toxic gas which may cause death.
  • Never climb on or stand on the washer top.
  • Do not wash fiberglass articles in your washer. Skin irritation could result from the remaining particles that may be picked up by clothing during subsequent washer use.
  • Do not touch the glass part of the door during a cycle as the door can become hot.
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