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Important Safety Instructions



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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Electric Shock Hazard

  • Read and follow the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS outlined in this User Guide before operating this appliance.
  • Failure to do so can result in death, electric shock, fire or injury to persons
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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.
Please note: to obtain maximum efficiency, your Fisher & Paykel WashSmart ™washer has the ability to learn and adapt to the local environment. This may take several wash cycles, therefore maximum energy efficiency may not be achieved until a number of wash cycles have been completed.  This usually takes about 5 cycles.


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.


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 Precautions  

  • Read all instructions before using the appliance.
  • Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this User Guide.
  • This washer must be properly installed and located in accordance with the Installation
    Instructions before it is used.
  • This washer must be properly grounded to conform with all governing codes and ordinances.
  • Follow details in the Installation Instructions.
  • Do not install or store washer where it will be exposed to temperatures below freezing or exposed to the weather.
  • 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.
  • Turn off water faucets when the washer is not in use to relieve pressure on hoses and valves and  to minimize leakages if a hose or valve should break or rupture.
  • Do not 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.
  • 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.
  • Do not tamper with the controls.
  • 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.
  • Never reach into the washer if the tub or agitator is moving.
  • Before loading, unloading or adding clothes, press START/PAUSE and wait until the washer has completely stopped before opening the lid.
  • Close supervision is necessary if this appliance is used by or near children. Do not allow children to play inside, or on, or with this appliance or any discarded appliance.
  • Dispose of discarded appliances and shipping/packing materials properly. Before discarding a washer, or removing from service, remove the washer lid.
  • Do not leave the washer lid up during the cycle. The washer will not function. To start, close lid and press START/PAUSE.
  • Do not wash or dry articles that have been cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with combustible or explosive substances (such as wax, oil, paint, gasoline, degreasers, dry-cleaning solvents, kerosene, etc.) which give off vapors that could ignite or explode. Do not add these substances to the wash water. Do not use these substances around your washer and/or dryer during operation, as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode.
  • 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 or lid.
  • 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. 
  • To minimize the possibility of electric shock, unplug this appliance from the power supply or disconnect the washer at the household distribution panel by removing the fuse or switching off the circuit breaker before attempting any maintenance or cleaning

Pressing the POWER button does NOT disconnect the appliance from the power supply, even though the lights are 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.
  • Do not operate this appliance if the lid has been incorrectly fitted.
  • For grounding instructions and warnings related to this appliance please refer to the relevant sections of this User Guide.



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