Whirlpool WTW4800BQ Owner's Manual | Page 4
CONTROL PANEL AND FEATURES
Select the setting most suitable for your load. Small
will add a low amount of water for smaller loads and Ex
Large will add the most amount of water for large or bulky
loads. Items need to move freely. Tightly packing can lead to
poor cleaning performance and may increase wrinkling and
Wash Temp senses and maintains uniform water
temperatures by regulating incoming hot and cold water.
Select a wash temperature based on the type of fabric
and soils being washed. For best results and following
the garment label instructions, use the warmest wash
water safe for your fabric.
• On some models and cycles, warm and hot water may
be cooler than your previous washer.
• Even in a cold and cool water wash, some warm water
may be added to the washer to maintain a minimum
WASH CYCLE KNOB
Use the Wash Cycle knob to select cycles on your washer.
Knob does not advance during the progress of the cycle,
see cycle status lights for each stage of the process. See
“Cycle Guide” for detailed descriptions of cycles.
The following options may be added to most cycle.
See “Cycle Guide” for additional details.
This option is used to limit a cycle to one rinse.
This option can be used to automatically add a
second rinse to most cycles.
1 RINSE with SOFTENER
This option must be selected if using fabric softener
during a cycle. It ensures that fabric softener is added
at the correct time in the rinse for even distribution.
2 RINSES with SOFTENER
This option turns on both the Fabric Softener and
the 2 Rinses option.
Press to start the selected cycle; press again to pause the
cycle and unlock the lid. Press and hold for 3 seconds
to cancel a cycle.
NOTE: If the washer is spinning, it may take several
minutes to unlock the lid.
CYCLE STATUS LIGHTS INDICATOR
The Cycle Status Lights show the progress of a cycle.
At each stage of the process, you may notice sounds or
pauses that are different from traditional washers.
When the START/Pause button is pressed, the washer will
fill to the selected water level. If the lid is closed when the
washer is done filling the lid will lock and the washer will
If the lid is open when the water stops entering the
washer, the cycle will not begin until the lid has been
closed and the START/Pause button is pressed. If the
cycle has not been started within 10 minutes of the water
filling the washer, the washer will pump out the water.
Avoid opening lid during sensing phase. The
sensing process will start over when the washer is
restarted. The FILL light may also come on during the
Soak and Wash portions of the cycle. This is normal. To
restart the washer after the lid has been opened press
You will hear the agitator moving the load. The motor
sounds may change at different stages in the cycle.
The wash time is determined by the selected soil level.
You will hear sounds similar to the wash cycle as the
washer rinses and moves the load. You may hear the
motor turning on briefly (short hum) to move the basket
while filling. Fabric softener will be added if the 1 Rinse
with Softener or 2 Rinses with Softener option was
Some cycles use spray rinsing. After draining and
spinning out wash water, the washer will continue to
spin and spray in rinse water for the entire rinse time.
Not all features and options are available on all models.
Appearance may vary.
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