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Leveling

 

Leveling Instructions

It is IMPORTANT to level the machine to ensure good spin performance and effective detergent and fabric softener dispensing.

A spirit level is provided with your machine. Use this to level your machine, placing it bottom side down in the locations specified below (ensure the surfaces are clean). The machine is level when the bubble sits in the center, within the two lines.

Your washer is equipped with self-locking feet to ensure they do not move once you have leveled your machine. To adjust the feet, tip the washer back or forward to locate the foot you wish to adjust, pull down gently and then twist to move it up or down to the required level. Repeat if necessary.

Important-Icon.png After leveling, the corners of the washer should be clear of the floor (by at least 2/5” (10 mm) and the machine must not rock in any direction).
  1. If not already installed, fit the rubber inserts into all 4 feet on the base of the machine.
  2. Extend all 4 feet by three full turns before moving the machine to its final position.
  3. Move the machine to its final position using the top corners to maneuver the product into place (do not push against the center front of the machine). We recommend a minimum clearance of 3⁄4” (20 mm) each side and 2” (50 mm) at the rear of the machine.
  4. With the lid closed, place the spirit level at the center back of the lid (near the control panel). If not level, pull the machine out and adjust the rear feet until the machine is level side to side when in position.
  5. Open the lid. Place spirit level on the flat surface on the left side, inline with the center of the basket. If necessary, adjust the front left foot until the machine is level
  6. Move the spirit level to the right side, in line with the center of the basket. If necessary, adjust the front right foot until the machine is level, and does not rock. There should be equal weight on both front feet so that neither can be turned by hand when the machine is in position. 
  7. Place the spirit level at the center front of the topdeck, forward of the lid slot. Check the machine is level. Adjust the front feet again if necessary. Move the spirit level around to all positions once more, checking the machine is level in all areas. Check the machine does not rock side to side, front to back, or corner to corner. 
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  • Keep your spirit level for the next time you move or reposition your washer.

  • If moving or transporting your washer in the future, ensure you tape the lid down beforehand.

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Fig.7 Leveling - Step 4

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Fig.8 Leveling - Step 5

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Fig.9 Leveling - Step 6

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Fig.10 Leveling - Step 7

Completing your Installation

  • Turn on the water and check all hose connections for leaks. Make sure there are no kinks in the hoses. Check the hose connections for leaks again after 24 hours.
  • Uncoil the power cord, remove and discard the plastic pin cover, and plug into wall socket and turn the power on.

Installation Test Cycle

Your washer must be correctly installed before use. Check the machine’s installation and operation using the following procedure:

  1. Touch POWER to activate your washer.
  2. Touch both the KEYLOCK and OPTIONS buttons at the same time, and hold for three seconds.
  3. Touch START/PAUSE to start the installation test cycle. The display will show and the lid will lock.
  4. The machine will beep to signal the end of the installation test cycle. Any faults will be displayed on the screen (refer to the back of this User Guide to help identify faults). If you need further assistance, please contact a Fisher & Paykel Customer Care Representative. Refer to page 53 for contact details.
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If there are no faults found, the washer will automatically turn off at the end of the installation test cycle.

Clothes Washer Safety

  • This clothes washer is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
  • The lid will be locked from the start of the cycle until the cycle is complete for safety reasons. To open the lid during operation, you must touch START/PAUSE.
  • Supervise children at all times to ensure they do not play with the washer.
  • The only user-removable parts of the washer are the inlet hoses and dispenser funnels. No other parts are designed to be removed by anyone other than a Fisher & Paykel Authorized Service Agent.

Special Requirements for Alcove or Closet Installation

The minimum ventilation clearance between the washer and adjacent walls or other surfaces is:

  • 1" (25mm) minimum either side and front
  • 3" (75mm) minimum rear
     
  • Consideration must be given to providing adequate clearance for installation and servicing.
  • The minimum vertical space required from floor to overhead shelves, cabinets, ceilings etc is 58” (1470 mm).
  • Closet doors must be louvered or otherwise ventilated and have at least 60 square inches (388 Sq. cm) open area for a washer only, or if the closet contains both a washer and dryer, doors must contain at least 120 square inches (774 Sq. cm) of open area equally distributed.

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Fig.11 Louvered Door Washer & Dryer

 

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Do not install this appliance in a closet with a solid door.

Mobile Home Installation

Installation must conform to the STANDARD FOR MOBILE HOMES, ANSI A119.1 and NATIONAL MOBILE HOME CONSTRUCTION & SAFETY
STANDARDS ACT OF 1974 (PL93-383).

Grounding Instructions

This appliance must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or break down, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. This appliance is equipped with a cord that has an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.

Specification subject to change without notice.

Additional Instructions

Cleaning your washer

Due to the water and energy efficient nature of your machine, regular cleaning of the inside of your washer is necessary and important. Please refer to page 44 for more information.

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