Used W4800 cleaning and programming
Hello to all, it's been a while I wasn't over here since things have been going well with the W1213 I bought almost a year ago.
Long story short, last week I came across a used W4800 on craigslist for 500$, the deal was good so I bought it for the parents to replace a not so old GE top loader.
The machine is now installed, it was a pain to bring up the stairs, and it already did a couple of washes with respectable results.
The machine has the following minor issues considering the price paid:
1: Plastic part where the control panel sits on is cracked along the lip; it seems like a bad plastic batch.
2: Upon pulling the boot to see the drum, there is some mold in there.
3: The heavy door is a little sagging.
4: Water levels are ridiculously low! I can barely see water at the bottom on the normal cycle.
Some problems I'll live with given the price paid and the fact that the machine is out of warranty, but other stuff is bugging me.
Does anyone know how to program the water plus on this one? I searched the forum and most of the discussion is about the 4840. Is there a service manual available somewhere for the 4800, I have the one for my 1213 and it came in really handy?
I would also like to know how many hours of usage this thing has.
Can anyone recommend a machine cleaning procedure?
I was thinking to do the following, all in Sanitize mode:
1. One cycle with 3-4 tbsp of dishwasher detergent to degrease the machine.
2. Another cycle with a good load of bleach dumped in to kill the mold.
3. A delicates cycle to rinse the whole thing.
4. If needed a cycle with some citric or oxalic acid to remove any possible scaling.
Is this overkill?
Thank you for any input, it is greatly appreciated.