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We offer high quality, environmentally friendly washers, dryers and dishwashers with Scandinavian design. Get something extra! The high-efficiency, high-performance UltraCare Family Size Laundry cleans better than virtually every washing machine on the planet and does so while using less electricity, less water, and less detergent. No matter what life throws at you, ASKO has the perfect UltraCare system to make short work of your laundry.

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Brand: ASKO
Part Number: W6903W
UPC: 656826568332

 

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We are proud of the recognition ASKO appliances have and are receiving. We are honored to be considered by many as the benchmark for performance and resource conservation. Of course, the greatest awards we receive are those won on the showroom floor, when somebody picks our appliances over somebody else's. And the fact that ASKO continues to grow at a record pace confirms that more and more people understand the value of investing in quality appliances. Professional/Consumer Awards for ASKO Appliances 2005 "Award for Design in Excellence" Design Journal - Platinum ADEX Award ASKO W6461 Washer ASKO is proud that all of our clothes washers & dishwashers have earned the ENERGY STAR label.
Industry Standards & Environmental Awards
2003 Design Award Winner International iF Design Contest D3000 Series Dishwashers
KBIS 2002 "Best of Show" Design Journal ASKO W6761 Washer ASKO T761 Dryer
2001 "Award for Design in Excellence" Design Journal - Platinum ADEX Award ASKO D1996FI Dishwasher
The quality system of ASKO CYLINDA AB at Vara, Sweden has been found to conform to the Quality System Standards SS-EN ISO 14001 and ISO 9001.
2001 Consumers Digest "Best Buy" Seven Consecutive Years ASKO W600 Washer
KBIS 2001 "Best of Show" Design Journal ASKO D1796FI Dishwasher ASKO D1996FI Dishwasher
2000 Consumers Digest "Best Buy" Seven Consecutive Years ASKO W660 Washer ASKO T760 Dryer
In independent testing against five other top brands, 91% of homeowners selected an ASKO dishwasher as the quietest.
KBIS 2000 "Best of Show" Design Journal
ASKO W660 Washer ASKO T760 Dryer
1999 "Award for Design in Excellence" Design Journal ASKO W660 Washer ASKO T760 Dryer
1999 "Excellence in Design Innovation" American Building Products Awards Home Magazine ASKO D1996 Dishwasher

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WASHER USE AND CARE GUIDE
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CONTENTS

Important Safety Instructions Child Safety Features ASKO Washer Features Preparing the Laundry The Detergent Drawer Detergents Fabric softeners Recommended Wash Temperatures Care and Cleaning Instructions Common Laundry Problems Fault Codes W600/W620 Error Messages W640/W660 Troubleshooting Customizing the Preset Programs W640/W660 Installation Instructions ASKO Product Warranty Index 18
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FUTURE REFERENCE

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ESPAOL ESPAOL

FRANAIS FRAN AIS

ENGLISH
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS IMPOR T INSTRUCTIONS
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following: used for such a period, before using a washing machine or combination washer-dryer, turn on all 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. WARNING! Do not wash or dry articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, cooking oils, other flammable or explosive substances because they give off vapors that could ignite or explode. WARNING! This appliance must be properly grounded. Improper connection of the equipment grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or serviceman if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded. The plug must be plugged into an appliance outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances. NOTE: This manual does not cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Use common sense and caution when installing, operating, and maintaining any appliance.
Read all instructions before using the appliance. Do not run appliance while you are out of the home. Do not allow children to play on or in the appliance.
Close supervision of children is necessary when the appliance is used near children.
Before the appliance is removed from service or
discarded, remove the door to the washing compartment.
Do not reach into the appliance if the drum is moving. Do not install or store this appliance where it will be

exposed to the weather.

Do not tamper with controls. Do not repair or replace any part of the appliance or
attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in the user-repair instructions or in published user-repair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out.
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
CHILD SAFETY FEATURES FEATURES
CHILD-SAFE DETERGENT DRAWER
ASKO washers have a child-safety catch on the detergent drawer that can be engaged to prevent a child from opening the drawer and possibly coming into contact with the detergent or fabric softener. Refer to page 5 for instructions on how to engage the child-safe catch. the machine. Refer to page 14 for instructions on how to program this safety feature.

MORE CHILD-SAFETY TIPS

Laundry detergents are corrosive, so always keep
them out of reach of children.
CHILD-SAFE TEMPERATURE KNOB TEMPERATURE
Models W600 and W620 have a child-safety catch that can be engaged to prevent children from tampering with the temperature knob. The catch is located below the temperature knob behind the edge of the control panel. To engage it, insert a flathead screwdriver in the slot on the catch. Press upwards as you turn the catch clockwise. When you release the catch is should protrude slightly below the control panel. Once the catch is engaged, you must hold it up as you turn the temperature knob to the desired setting.
Should a child swallow detergent, give plenty to drink
immediately, i.e., one or two glasses of milk or water. Do not try to induce vomiting. Seek medical advice immediately: 1-800-POISON1
Always close the door and start the appliance as
soon as you put in the detergent.
Always turn the power off to the machine when it is

not in use.

Always keep small children away from the machine
when it is open. There may be some detergent residue left inside the machine.

CHILD-SAFE START START

You can program Models W640 and W660 not to start unless the Start button is held down for three seconds. This is to prevent children from inadvertently starting Page 2
If laundry detergent gets in someones eyes, rinse
them with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
Do not allow children to use or play on or in the

appliance.

ASKO W ASHER FEATURES ASKO FEATURES

SENSOR LEVEL CONTROL

ASKO washers do not need high, medium, or low water level settings to compensate for different sized loads. ASKO washers have a Sensor Level Control (SLC) system designed to ensure the correct amount of water is pumped into the machine for any size load. It even compensates for fabric saturation, letting in more water if needed. This eliminates worry about selecting the right water level setting for each laundry load.
Below is an illustration of the parts and features of your ASKO washer.
Detergent and fabric softener dispenser Power button
TEMPERATURE CONTROL TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Glass door Control panel

Because wash water temperature is a major factor in getting laundry clean, ASKO washers have built-in heating elements and a sensor that keeps the temperature to within +/-1 F of the selected program temperature. ASKO washers are programmed not to advance in a cycle until the selected water temperature is reached, so the length of the cycles may vary, depending upon the household cold water temperature, the amount of laundry in the washer, and the wash temperature setting.

Pullout handle

Child-safety catch
To avoid oversudsing, do not put detergent in the prewash compartment unless you are using one of the Heavy wash programs which has a prewash cycle.

DETERGENTS

Laundry detergents are available in low-, normal- and high-sudsing formulas. A detergents ability to clean is not relative to the amount of suds it produces. Excess suds in a front-loading washer actually interfere with the cleaning because they cushion the tumbling action. Also, high-sudsing detergents are more difficult to completely rinse out. The use of anything other than a low-sudsing detergent can cause severe oversudsing, which could cause suds to backup through the detergent compartment and run down the front of the washer onto the floor. If oversudsing occurs, run the wash through one or more rinse programs until all items are thoroughly rinsed. Remove the laundry then run the washer through a Normal wash program to get rid of any remaining detergent. Should oversudsing occur, the machine will indicate an error code or message. (See page 9.)
RECOMMENDED POWDER DETERGENTS
ASKO washers use 50% to 75% less detergent than most other washers. This is because of their low water consumption and the fact that all the wash water is repeatedly circulated through the laundry, ensuring that all the detergent is fully utilized. We recommend that you use powder detergents made specifically for frontloading washers. These are sometimes called HE (High-Efficiency) detergents. Listed below are some low-sudsing powder detergents that have been successfully tested in ASKO washers:
Fab Amway SA8 Fresh Start

All Tide HE Wisk HE

LIQUID DETERGENTS
We dont recommend liquid detergents because they tend to produce more suds than powder detergents when used in water temperatures of 150 F or higher. If you should try a liquid detergent, start with a very small amount, such as 1 to 2 tablespoons. Also, liquid detergent can be used for all programs without prewash, so add it into the main wash compartment. Should you prefer to use a liquid detergent, we have provided a partition piece with the detergent drawer specifically for use with liquid detergents. Insert the partition in the slot at the back of the main wash compartment before you pour in the liquid detergent.
We recommend that you do not use any powder detergent that doesnt wash completely out of the detergent drawer.
AMOUNT OF DETERGENT TO USE

The amount of detergent needed varies among the different brands, but for most detergents, you need only one or two tablespoons. Using too much detergent can result in detergent residue being left in your clothes, which can cause them to appear gray or dingy. You should start with a small amount of detergent and increase it only if the cleaning results are unsatisfactory. Additionally, you should never put detergent in the prewash compartment unless you are using a wash program that has a prewash cycle. This could cause excess foaming, which could damage the machine. The amount of detergent needed can also depend on the hardness of the water in your area. See the Detergent Amounts Based on Water Hardness section on the next page for more details. Page 5
The detergent drawer on ASKO washers automatically dispenses the detergent and fabric softener at the appropriate times. Simply pour the measured amounts of detergent and softener into the proper compartments (as illustrated) and close the drawer.
We recommend that you dont use bleach in your ASKO washer. The tumbling wash action, temperature control options, extended wash times and proper amount of detergent are sufficient to remove most stains.
Detergent Amounts Based on Water Hardness
The amount of detergent needed can vary due to differences in water hardness. To determine the water hardness in your area, contact your local water utility or area water softening company. The harder the water, the more detergent you may need. Refer to the chart below for the recommended detergent amounts based on water hardness. Remember, you should adjust the amount of detergent you use by small amounts until you find the correct amount. Note that 12 grains and higher is extremely hard water and detergent alone may not be enough. You may need to use a water softener to maximize the performance of your washer. Also, in areas with extremely hard water (9+) you may need to wash at lower temperatures to prevent hard water deposits from forming in the tank and wash system. Different brands of detergent have different amounts of phosphorous for softening water. If you have hard water and use a detergent with less than 8.7% phosphorous content, you may need to use more detergent or use a detergent with a higher phosphorous content.
Recommended Detergent Amounts Based on Water Hardness

Water Hardness Soft (0-3 grains per gal.) Medium (4-8 grains per gal.) Hard (9+ grains per gal.) Detergent Amounts Prewash Main Wash 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon 1 teaspoon 1 to 1-1/2 tablespoons 1 to 2 tablespoons 2 to 3 tablespoons

FABRIC SOFTENERS

Fabric softeners are available in several concentrations. We recommend that you use only two tablespoons of fabric softener. If more softening is desired, try adding slightly more the next time.
RECOMMENDED W ASH TEMPERATURES TEMPERATURES
Different fabrics require different wash temperatures. The table below gives recommended wash temperatures for different fabrics as well as recommended programs, load sizes, and spin options.

Fabric Type

White cotton w/out elastic and/or decorative trim White cotton w/elastic and/or decorative trim Colored cotton Linen (white and colorfast) Cotton/polyester blends Polyester/acrylic blends Rayon and acetate Washable silk and nylon Washable wool and wool blends Handwash wool & silk NOTES: (1) (2) (3)

Wash Temp.

140205 F 120140 F 120140 F 120140 F 105120 F 105120 F 105 F 85 F (cold) 85105 F (cold) 85 F (cold)

Wash Program

Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal/Permanent press Normal/Permanent press Delicate/Wool Delicate/Wool Delicate/Wool Delicate/Wool

Load Size (1)

Full Full Full One-half One-half One-half One-half One-third One-third One-third

Spin Options (2)

Long spin, high rpm Long spin, high rpm Long spin, high rpm Short spin, low rpm Short spin, low rpm Short spin, low rpm Short spin, low rpm Short spin, low rpm Short spin, low rpm Short spin, low rpm
The load size should be determined by the type of fabric being washed. (See page 4.) Spin speed options are not available on all models. Some hand-washable wool and silk items should not go through a spin cycle. These items should be removed from the washer then pressed out in a terry towel to remove excess water before being hung up or laid flat to dry.

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CARE AND CLEANING INSTRUCTIONS INSTRUCTIONS
To clean the control panel, use only a warm, damp rag. To prevent penetration of water into the door lock and electrical components, never use a spray of any kind. Also, never use abrasive cleaners or scouring pads on the outer surfaces because they will scratch the finish and they could remove the writing on the control panel. Some paper towels may also scratch the finish. WARNING!
Never spray clean the control panel. You could damage the electrical components. Also, never use abrasive cleaners, scouring pads or paper towels on the outer surfaces because they will scratch the finish and they could remove the writing on the control panel.

1. Pull the drawer out as far as it goes then lift it up and pull it out completely, as illustrated. 2. Clean the drawer with a soft brush under warm running water. Do not put the drawer in a dishwasher. 3. Replace the drawer by tilting it into position.

CLEANING THE PIN TRAP

Your washing machine has a pin trap designed to trap pins, hairpins, coins and similar items. This trap should be cleaned occasionally. To do this, follow the steps below: 1. Make sure as much water as possible is drained out of the tub then turn off the power to the machine. 2. Using the flat edge of the liquid detergent partition piece, a flathead screwdriver or similar item, gently pry open the drain pump cover, as illustrated. 3. There is always a small amount of water in the drain pump area. Before you open the drain cover, place a shallow container, such as a pie pan, on the floor below the drain to catch the water. 4. Pull the small black drain hose loose from its position on the door cover and let the water drain into the pan. 5. Unscrew the pin trap cover and lift it out.
REMOVING AN OBJECT FROM REMOVING FROM BETWEEN THE DRUM AND DRUM OUTER CONTAINER CONTAINER
Occasionally, a small item may fall between the drum and the outer container. Such items should be removed because they could corrode and cause rust stains on the laundry. To remove the item, follow the instructions below: 1. Insert a flathead screwdriver in the center hole in the paddle and carefully push it to the left.
2. Grip the paddle with your other hand and pull it toward you.
3. Lift up the paddle and remove the object. 4. Replace the paddle in its fixing hole with the F-mark toward you. Check that the paddle clips are properly located in the slots and slide the paddle toward the back as far as it will go.
6. You can now clean out any grit or small objects. You should also clean the pump rotor at the back of the pump housing. 7. Replace the drain cover and return the drain hose to its position on the door.
REMOVING HARD W ATER REMOVING STAINS FROM THE DRUM STAINS FROM DRUM
If you live in an area with hard water, the washer drum may become coated with a grey-white deposit. To remove it, pour about an ounce of citric acid in the drum and run a Normal wash program at 205 F.

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CLEANING THE DETERGENT DRAWER
CLEANING THE CONTROL PANEL CONTROL PANEL

COMMON LAUNDRY PROBLEMS LAUNDRY PR OBLEMS
Most items can be safely washed in an ASKO washing machine. We recommend that you follow the care label instructions as closely as possible for the best cleaning results. Should problems occur, below are some possible causes and suggested solutions.
NOTE: ASKO has no control over what is put in our
appliances once installed in a customers home. You are solely responsible for what you wash in your ASKO washing machine.
P r o b l e m Possible Cause
Graying Not enough detergent Water not hot enough Improperly prewashed or presoaked Washer overload Soap used in hard water areas Lint or residue Improper sorting of clothes left on clothes Non-phosphate detergent

Suggested Solution

You may need to add slightly more detergent if clothes are heavily soiled, have oily stains, or if your water is very hard. Select a hotter temperature setting for each type of load. Be sure to add a prewash and/or presoak for heavily soiled or oily items. Once wet, the clothes must have room to tumble freely, especially synthetics and permanent press. Be sure you use a laundry detergent, not a soap. Soap reacts with the minerals in hard water to form a soap curd, which can be deposited on clothes. Separate clothes that shed lint (chenille and terrycloth) from clothes that attract lint (synthetics, corduroy, velveteen). Non-phosphate detergents can combine with minerals in hard water and form a residue which can appear to be lint. Use a low phosphate detergent. If possible, install a water softener. Read labels. Most softeners should only be used in the final rinse. Add softener to the softener compartment. If added to the wash cycle, softeners can have a reaction with detergents, producing a white residue. Pilling, which can look like lint, is produced by normal wear on cotton/ polyester blend fabrics. To reduce pilling, wash these fabrics inside out. For the best results, wash in the delicate cycle. Add slightly more detergent. Use the hottest recommended temperature for each type of load. If possible, install a water filter. A small amount of Calgon or other type of water conditioner added once a week is advisable in hard water areas. Follow garment care label instructions carefully. Some fabrics will shrink no matter how they are washed. Some may be machine washed but not machine dried. Knits tend to shrink more than woven fabrics. If a knit has been heatshaped, wash in cool or warm water. Dry with the low setting. This can occur when special stabilizing finishes are reduced from wear or repeated washings. Garment may sometimes be reshaped by pressing after washing and drying. Shrinkage can occur if the knit fabric was not stretched properly by the manufacturer. Press back into shape each time garment is washed and dried. Dark clothes, especially cottons, can bleed excess dyes into wash water. White or light-colored clothes can absorb the dye and discolor. Separate light items from dark items. Always empty all pockets before washing. Cool or cold water is best for retaining dark or bright colors. Protein stains, such as milk, egg, blood and soy formula should be removed in cold water. Oily stains should be washed in the hottest water recommended for each fabric type. The longer a stain remains on a fabric, the harder it is to remove. Treat stains promptly. Do not set stains by machine drying or ironing fabrics until stains are completely removed.

Fabric softener used improperly

Pilling

Yellowing
Not enough detergent Water not hot enough Iron or manganese in water

Shrinkage

Improper washing or drying
Knit shrinkage Overheating Delayed or gradual shrinkage Poor construction

Fading and discoloring

Improper sorting
Crayons or pens in pockets Water too hot Stains Incorrect water temperature Old stains

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Problem
Excessive wrinkling Machine too full Water too hot Rips, snags, excess wear Sharp objects in pockets Hooks, snaps, zippers, buckles Harsh chemicals

(CONTINUED)

Possible Cause Suggested Solution
Use lower wash temperature settings. Empty all pockets and turn inside out before laundering. Fasten all hooks, snaps, and zippers before laundering to avoid snags. Remove sharp buckles. Turn knits inside out. Before washing, rinse harsh chemicals (such as battery acid, hair care chemicals, cleaning solutions, etc.) from towels and other articles to avoid holes in fabrics. Do not allow these unrinsed items to contact other fabrics. Mend all garments before laundering to prevent enlarging of rips. These items may fray at edges from normal wear, not the washer. Wash only in half loads and dont wash in the same load with heavy items, such as towels or jeans.
Existing rips and tears Permanent press items
FAULT CODES W600/W620 ULT
The Program Control knobs on the W600/W620 have two fault codes: C and S. If the knob stops on one of these, the machine detected a problem.
Water not filling machine. The machine didnt spin.

C Position

This indicates a problem that can probably be taken care of without calling a service technician. Here are some possible problems:
Refer to the Troubleshooting section on the next page for possible causes and solutions. If none of these work, call a service technician.

S Position

If the knob stops on S, this indicates a mechanical problem and you will probably need to call a service technician.
Power interruption. Water not draining out.
ERROR MESSAGES W640/W660 ERR OR MESSAGES
Error messages will display in the LED window if faults occur while a program is in progress. The table below defines each possible error message.
E R R O R M E S S AG E S O LU T I O N LU
To remove the message, turn the power off or change the program.
When this symbol flashes at the lower right corner of the display it merely means the glass door isnt closed securely. Close the door and try again. 0000 If this message flashes at the top right of the LED window, the machine has failed to spin. This could be because the load is out of balance. Turn the power off then on again. Open the door and redistribute the washing. Run the Spin program again. Call a service technician. Run the Rinse program again. Try using less detergent and softener. Use low-sudsing detergents. (See page 5.) Call a service Technician Call a service technician. Call a service technician. Call a service technician. Call a service technician. Make sure the water tap is open. Check the pin trap for possible blockage. Make sure the outlet hose isnt kinked. Page 9

TEMPORARY PROGRAM CHANGES
You can make temporary changes to the wash temperature and/or spin speed on the preset programs. Simply press the button for the preset program you want to use then follow the instructions to the right. The settings will revert to normal at the end of the program. until the desired temperature Temperature Press displays in the LED window. If you also want to change the spin speed, read the following paragraph, otherwise, press START. Spin Speed Press until the desired spin speed displays in the LED window then press START.

ALL PROGRAMS

In addition to the preset programs listed above, you can customize the preset buttons to use any of the programs listed in the table below. This table also lists the pre-programmed settings for each program. For example, if you select Light wash on 18-min Cold Prewash yes no no no no no no no no Temp Setting ( F) N/A N/A N/A Main Wash Action Normal Normal Normal Normal Normal Gentle N/A N/A N/A the program menu, it is automatically programmed to wash at 105 F using a normal wash action, rinse three times then do a short spin, then rinse two more times, do a long spin and drain. You can modify some of these settings. See Program Options on page 12.
Program Heavy wash Normal wash Light wash Super Quick wash Synthetic wash Wool/Hand wash Rinse Spin Drain
Short Spin yes yes yes no no no no N/A N/A

# of Rinses 1 N/A N/A

Short Spin yes yes yes no yes yes no N/A N/A
# of Rinses 2 no no no no N/A N/A
Long Spin yes yes yes yes no no yes yes N/A
Drain yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes Page 11
ASKOs EasyControl panel makes it simple to customize the preset programs to perfectly fit your laundry needs. You neednt worry about making an error
because you can easily restore the original program settings.

PROGRAM OPTIONS

The following table lists the options available with each wash program. The programs and options are described in detail below. Its a good idea to scan through the menus a couple of times and familiarize yourself with the options before you make any changes. And remember, its easy to restore the preset programs. OPTIONS (On/Off) WASH PROGRAMS Heavy Normal Light Super Quick Synthetic Wool/Hand Temp Setting ( F) Cold, 85205 Cold, 85205 Cold, 85205 Cold, 85205 Cold, 85205 Cold, 85104 Spin Speed (rpm) (1) 600-1600 600-1600 600-1600 600-1600 600-800 600-800 PreSoak yes yes yes yes yes yes Quick Wash yes yes no no no no Economy yes yes yes no no no Super Rinse yes yes yes yes yes yes Short Spin yes yes yes yes yes yes Long Spin yes yes yes yes yes yes Drain

yes yes yes yes yes yes

NOTES: (1) The maximum spin speed for the W640 is 1400 rpm. The maximum spin speed for the W660 is 1600 rpm. (2) You can only turn Drain off if Spin is also turned off. To drain the machine, press the Door Open button.

OPTION DEFINITIONS

The table below explains the function of the options listed above. Option Presoak Quick wash Economy Set this option to On to: Get a two-hour presoak before the wash program starts. For heavily soiled items. Only available with the wash programs. Shorten the main wash by 27 minutes. Only available with the Heavy and Normal wash programs. Extend the main wash time by 22 minutes. When used with low wash temperatures (85100 F), this program conserves energy but gives the same high level of cleaning. Can also be used with higher temperature settings to clean heavily soiled items. Only available with the Heavy, Normal, and Light wash programs. Get two additional rinses. Recommended for persons with sensitive skin or allergies. Only available with the wash programs. Omit the long spin. Set this option to Off to: Spin Drain Omit both the long and short spin cycles. Omit the drain cycle. The washer stops with water in the machine. You can only select this option if you have also set the Spin to Off. For use with programs such as Wool/Hand wash. To drain the washer, press the Door Open button. This option lets you set a delay start for up to 12 hours. This feature is useful in areas where utility companies offer discount rates during certain hours. See page 13 for instructions on how to set a delayed start.

Super rinse Short spin

Delayed Start
NOTE: The main wash cycle in a Normal program is 43 minutes.

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CUSTOMIZING THE PROGRAM BUTTONS (P1P4) CUSTOMIZING PROGRAM BUTTONS
Below are the basic instructions for changing a preset wash program. The following paragraphs explain the menus and how to navigate them. 1. Press the button for the preset program you want to change. The program you select will display in the lower left corner of the LED window. 2. Press MENU to display different program and option settings. 3. Press the Arrows to move forward or backward through the menu settings. 4. Press ENTER to choose your selection.

Start/Stop

E n ter
NAVIGATING THE MENUS VIGATING
The following paragraphs explain how to navigate through the menus and change the preset programs. If you dont want to make changes in all of the menus, continue to press MENU until the one you do want to change displays. To restore a preset program to its original settings, simply press the button for the preset program you want to restore and hold it down while your press ENTER. The program will revert to its original settings. We recommend that you make two or three trial changes to understand how easy it is to customize these program. Remember, the first step to customizing a preset program is to press the button for the program you want to customize.

The Temperature Menu

This menu lets you set the wash temperature. Only the temperatures available for the wash program you selected will display.
Select temperature < P1

M e n u

+ > 140o

E n te r

1. Use the Arrow buttons to raise or lower the temperature setting. 2. When the temperature you prefer displays, press ENTER. The LED will display the new temperature setting. Press MENU to advance to the next menu.

The Program Menu

The Program menu lets you set the wash program you prefer. You would also use this menu to set the machine for a rinse, spin, or drain program.
Select Program Normal < Next P1

M e n u E n te r

The Spin Speed Menu
This menu lets you set the spin speed. Only the spin speeds available for the wash program you selected will display.
Select spin speed < P1

rpm 1600 + >

1. Use the Arrow buttons to move through the program choices (Heavy, Normal, Light, etc.) 2. When your preference displays, press ENTER. The LED will display the new program setting. Press MENU to advance to the next menu.
1. Use the Arrow buttons to raise or lower the spin speed setting. 2. When the spin speed you prefer displays, press ENTER. The LED will display the new spin speed. Press MENU to advance to the next menu.

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The Delayed Start Menu
This menu lets you set a delayed start from 1 to 12 hours. This means you can set the washer to start at the most convenient time for you, such as an hour before you arrive home from work. This feature is also useful in areas where utility companies offer discount rates during certain hours.
Select time for delayed start < P1
CHANGING THE LANGUAGE LANGUA ON THE LED WINDOW
There are eleven languages available for the LED window: Swedish English Danish French Norwegian Spanish Netherlands Portuguese Finnish Italian German To change the language, follow the steps below: 1. Turn the machine off then on again. 2. Press ENTER five times in succession then press P1 five times. (This must be done within 15 seconds.) 3. When the Language menu displays, press an Arrow button to advance through the menu to the desired language. 4. Once the correct language displays, press ENTER to program the LED window to display the language you selected.

+ > 0

1. Use the Arrow buttons to increase or decrease the delay time. (The numbers indicate hours.) 2. When the number of hours you want to delay starting the machine displays, press ENTER. The LED will display the delay start time. Press MENU to advance to the next menu.

FREESTANDING INSTALLATION FREESTANDING INSTALLATION
The washer can be placed next to the dryer. It is essential that the machine is leveled and the locknuts are tight to prevent excessive vibration during the spin cycles. Also be sure to leave a minimum of 1/2 inch (12.5 mm) of space between the washer and the dryer.
WARNING! Do not extend the drain hose higher

than 36 (900 mm).

BUILT-IN INSTALLATION UILT INSTALLATION
ASKO washers can be installed beneath a cabinet or worktop with a height of 34. There must be a gap of about 1/4 (.64 mm) all around the machine, including between the rear edge of the machine top panel and the back wall. The opening width must be at least 24 (600 mm). Space must also be available for the inlet and drain hoses. See the diagram below for measurements and positions.

ELECTRICAL CONNECTIONS

The machine is delivered ready-fitted with a plug and is intended for connection to an ASKO Dryer, which is equipped with a matching receptacle. The plug supplied with the washer can only be used with an ASKO Dryer. If the washer is used separately or with another dryer, it must be on a separate 220 V single-phase circuit. If the machine is to be used in a wet area, the supply must be protected by a residual current device. As supplied: 230 V, 60 Hz 2000 W heating element 15 A fuse required Connection to a permanently wired supply point must be made only by a qualified electrician.

WARNING!

GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or breakdown, 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 having 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. WARNING! Improper connection of the equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician or serviceman if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance. If it will not fit the outlet, have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
If the drain outlet is higher than 24, you will need to recess the connections.
The height adjustment for the washer is 33-1/2 to 34-1/2 (850 mm to 876 mm). Do not raise it higher than 34-1/2.
STACKED INSTALLATION STA INSTALLATION
ASKO washers should never be stacked on a counter or a dryer. You can, however, stack an ASKO dryer on an ASKO washer. Refer to your Dryer Use and Care Guide for instructions on how to do this.

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ASKO PRODUCT WARRANTY
MODELS W600, W620, W640, W660
Be sure to complete the Warranty Registration Card you received with your appliance and mail it to ASKO to validate your appliance warranty.

FOR RESIDENTIAL INSTALLATIONS ONLY LENGTH OF WARRANTY Three-Year Full Warranty

From date of purchase.

ASKO WILL PAY FOR:
ASKO replacement parts and/or repair labor to correct defect in materials or workmanship. Service must be provided by an authorized ASKO service agent.
Fourth & Fifth Year Limited Warranty
ASKO replacement parts for any defective solid-state Three year full plus fourth and fifth year limited controls, timers, motors, or pumps. from date of purchase.

Lifetime Warranty

ASKO will replace the stainless steel inner or outer drum if it rusts or fails to hold water.

ASKO WILL NOT PAY FOR:

A. Service calls to: 1. Correct the installation of the appliance. 2. Repair damage due to shipment, delivery, installation, misuse or abuse. 3. Instruct how to use the appliance. 4. Replace house fuses or correct house wiring. 5. Correct house plumbing, including drain problems related to improper installation. 6. Clean or service air device in drain line. B. Repair and/or replacement parts for failure of product if appliance is used for other than home/residential use. C. Damage resulting from accident, fire, floods, acts of God, alteration, misuse, abuse, improper installation, or installation not in accordance with local electrical or plumbing codes. D. Any shipping costs for parts during the limited warranty period. E. Replacement parts or repair labor costs for units operated outside the Continental United States. F. Pickup and delivery. ASKO washers are designed to be repaired in the home.
IN NO EVENT SHALL ASKO USA INC. BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
Some states will not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion or limitation may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. For warranty service, contact the dealer from whom you purchased the unit or an authorized ASKO service outlet. Service will be provided during normal business hours. Should you have a service problem that can not be resolved locally write: ASKO USA Inc. P. O. Box 851805 Richardson, Texas 75085-1805 or call our Customer Service Center at 800-898-1879 or 972-238-0794

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Advisory Center Number Allergies Automatic water level control 3

Knit shrinkage 8

Languages, changing the LED Laundry detergents Laundry problems Laundry tips Linens Lint left on clothes Liquid detergent Load sizes, recommended Low-sudsing detergents 8, 5 4, 6 5

 

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