AVOID SERVICE CHECKLIST
OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION
Rattling and clanking
Foreign objects such as coins or safety pins may be
in drum or pump.
Stop washer and check drum. If noise continues after washer is
restarted, objects may be in pump. Call your authorized servicer.
Belt buckles and metal fasteners are hitting wash
To prevent unnecessary noise and damage to tub, fasten fas-
teners and turn items inside out.
Thumping sound. Heavy wash loads may produce a thumping sound.
This is usually normal. If sound continues, washer is
probably out of balance.
Stop washer and redistribute wash load.
Squealing sound or hot
Washer is overloaded. Do not overload washer. Stop washer and reduce load.
Vibrating noise. Washer is not resting ﬁ rmly on ﬂ oor. Move washer so it rests ﬁ rmly on ﬂ oor. Adjust leveling legs. See
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for details.
Shipping bolt has not been removed during installation. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for removing shipping bolt.
Wash load unevenly distributed in tub. Stop washer and rearrange wash load.
Washer does not start. Washer lid is open. Close washer lid. The washer will not operate when the lid is open.
Electrical power cord may not be plugged in or con-
nection may be loose.
Make sure plug ﬁ ts tightly in wall outlet.
House fuse blown, circuit breaker tripped, or a
power outage has occurred.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase fuse
capacity. If problem is a circuit overload, have it corrected by
a qualiﬁ ed electrician. If problem is a power outage, call local
Water supply faucets are not turned on. Turn on water supply faucets.
Motor is overheated. Washer motor will stop if it
Wait for the motor to cool down before attempting to restart.
Washer won’t spin. Lid is not completely closed. Close washer lid. The washer will not operate when the lid is open.
Residue left in drum. Heavily soiled items. Wipe drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser, then rinse.
Shake or brush excess dirt and sand from items before washing
Dryer does not start. Electrical power cord is not securely plugged in or
plug may be loose.
Make sure the plug ﬁ ts tightly in wall outlet.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped. Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
Make sure electrical line is not overloaded.
Thermal limiter tripped. Call authorized service person for replacement.
Dryer runs but won’t
There are 2 house fuses in the dryer circuit. If 1 of the
2 fuses is blown, the drum may turn but the heater will
not operate. (electric models)
Gas supply valve is not open (gas models). Check to make sure supply valve is open. See INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS for procedure.
Dryer does not have enough air supply to support
the burner ﬂ ame (gas models).
See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a util-
ity interruption of natural gas (gas models).
Reﬁ ll or replace tank. Dryer should heat when utility service is
Drying cycle takes too
long, outside of the dryer
feels too hot or smells
Lint ﬁ lter is clogged with lint. Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint ﬁ lter
before starting each cycle.
Exhaust duct requirements have not been met. Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and made of
rigid or semi-rigid metal.
When in place, the duct must have no more than four 90° bends and
must not exceed length listed in INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt circuit. Drying time will be 20% longer than drying on a 240 volt circuit.
Drying procedures have not been followed. See “Operating Instructions.”
Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct may be
clogged or restricted.
Clean out any obstruction.
High humidity. Use a dehumidiﬁ er near the dryer.
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.