Sears 95761 Operating instructions

SEARS
Kenmore Laundr.€ Center
Use and Care Guide
95701 Electric Series
95761 Gas Series
Contents
Important
Safeguards
...........
How to Prepare Laundry Loads
Dispensers
2-3
...
4
........................
5
Laundry Aids and Uses ............
6
Stain Removal
7
.................
How to Use Washer and Dryer ....
8-9
I
Laundry
Center
Control Settings..
Special
Washer
Features
Care of Special
Fabrics
.........
11
Special Care for Special Things...
12
Drying Tips ....................
13
Care and Storage ...............
14
Warranty
and
Maintenance
Agreement
........
Before Calling for Service
15
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F
Read all instructions before using this
appliance. This book: contains valuable
information about
• Operation
• Care
• Service
Keep it in a safe place.
10
1
16
i
.
The model and serial numbers of your laundry center are
found inside the dryer door. Record and retain these
numbers.
Model number
Serial number
Date of purchase,..
P/N 131620500
9607)
Important
Safeguards
for several minutes. This will release
any accumulated hydrogex} gas. As
the gas is flammable,:do
n6t smoke
or use an open flame during this
time.
Included with this Kenmore Laundry Center are the Installation Instructions, Operating Instructions,
and this Use and Care Guide. Refer
to these instructions for details on
how to install and operate Laundry
Center.
NOTE: The instructions appearing in
this Owner's Guide are not meant to
cover every possible condition and
situation that may occur. Common
sense and caution must be practiced
when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.
&WARNINGI-For your safety
the
information
in
this
manual
must be followed
to
minimize
the risk of fire or
explosion
or
to
prevent
_roperty
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.
WHAT
TO I)O IF
YOU SMELL
GAS
• Do not try to light
any appliance.
• Do not touch
any
electri'_l
switch;
do not. use any
phone
in
your
building.
• Clear
the room,
building or area of
all occupants.
• Immediately
call
your gas supplier
from a neighbor's
phone. Follow the
gas supplier's
instructions.
• If
you
cannot
reach
your
gas
supplier,
call the
fire department.
Installation
and
service
must
be performed
by a
qualified
installer,
service
agency
or the gas supplier.
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2
[JkWARNING] Clean dryer lint filter
before or after each load. The interior
of the machine, lint filter housing and
exhaust duct should be cleaned
CORRECT
(Uae this way ONLY)
_WARN/N-G}Avoid
fire hazard or
electric shock. Do not use an adaptor
plug, extension
cord or remove
grounding prong from power supply
cord.
MPORTANT SAFETY
NSTRUCTIONS
_XWARNING] To reduce the risk
of fire, electric shock, or injury to
persons when using washer and
dryer follow basic precautions, including the following:
Prevent
Fire
i_WARNING]
Do not wash or dry
articles that have been previously
cleaned in, soaked in, or spotted
with gasoline,
cleaning
solvents,
kerosene, cooking oil, waxes, etc.
These substances
give off vapors
that could ignite or explode.
[JkWARNINGj Do not put oily or
greasy rags or clothing on top of
dryer. These substances
give off
heat and vapors that could ignite the
materials.
[_XWARNINGi Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other
flammable or explosive substances
to wash water. These substances
give off vapors that could ignite or
explode.
LAWARNING_ To prevent fire, do
not use heat to dry articles containing plastic, foam rubber or similarly
textured rubber-like
materials,
or
pillows and clothing with feathers/
down.
I_kWARNING] 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 hot water system has not
been used for such a period, before
using washer, turn on all hot water
faucets and let water flow from each
approximately every 18 months by
qualified service personnel.
An
excessive amount of lint build-up in
these areas couM result in inefficient
drying and ]possible fire. See the
"Care and Cleaning" section.
[JkWARNINGI Keep area around
exhaust openir_g and sm'rounding
areas free from accumulation
of
lint, dust and dirt.
_WARNING]
Fluorocarbon
aerosol spray fabric softeners are not
recommended for use in this clryer.
Damage resulting from use of this
type of softener can be considered
as misuse of dryer.
[]
Failure to comply with these
warnings could result in fire, explosion, serious bodily injury and/or
damage to rubber or plastic parts of
dryer.
Protect
Children
[_XWARNING] Do not allo_ children to play on or in Laundry
Center. Close :;upervision is necessary when Laundry Center is used
near children. As children grow,
teach them the proper, safe use of
all appliances.
[JkWARNING] Destroy carton and
plastic bags after Laundry Center is
unpacked. ChiMren might use them
for play. Cartons covered with rugs,
bedspreads
or plastic sheets can
become airtight chambers;.
___xWARNING] Keep laundry products out of chiMren's reach. 1-o prevent personal injury2 observe all
warnings on product labels.
[JkWARNING3 Before
Laundry
Center is re,moved from service or
discarded, remave lid to washer and
dryer compartments to prevent accidental entrapment.
[_
Failure t a comply with these
warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
Prevent
Injury
DO'S AND DON'TS For a
_-W_
The
Laundry
Center must be installed and electrically grounded in accordance with
local codes by a qualified service
person to prevent electrical shock
hazard and assure stability during
operation.
Installation
instructions
are packed on top of washer for installer's
reference.
Refer to INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS
for detailed grounding procedures.
If Laundry Center is moved to a
new location, have unit checked and
reinstalled
by a qualified service
person.
[_,WARNING J To prevent personal
injury
or damage
to Laundry
Center, the electrical cord of a gas
dryer must be plugged into a properly grounded and polarized 3-prong
outlet. The third grounding prong
must never be removed.
Never
ground dryer to a gas pipe. Do not
use an extension cord.
[_WARNINGI
Follow
package
directions
when
using
laundry
products. Incorrect usage can produce poisonous
gas--resulting
in
serious injury of death.
• Do not combine laundry products
for use in one load 'unless specified on label.
• DO NOT mix chlorine
bleach
with ammonia or acids such as
vinegar.
__GJ
To prevent personal
injury and damage to washer or
dryer:
• Do not repair or replace any part
of unit or attempt any servicing
unless specifically recommended
in this Owner's Guide. Use only
authorized parts.
• Do not tamper with ,controls.
• Do not install or store washer and
dryer where it will be exposed to
weather.
[-_[kWARNINGI ALWAYS
DISCONNECT Laundry Center from
electrical supply before attempting
any service or cleaning. Failure to
do so can result in electrical shock
or injury.
DO
read and follow manufacturer's
DO
sort wash load by color, fabric and construction,
and linting.
DO
add measured amount of detergent or soap to empty washer.
Follow recommendations
on detergent (soap) package for size
load, soil and water conditions. In hard water areas slightly
more detergent may be required for satisfactory results.
DO
dissolve powdered
cold wash.
DO
choose correct water level for size of wash load.
DO
select wash cycle designed for load to be 'washed.
DO
read additional information in this guide to make your latlndering experience a satisfactory one.
DO NOT
put fabric softener in same water as soap, detergent
laundry aids. Oil-like spots on articles may r,_sult.
DO NOT
overload
freely.
washer.
detergent
Articles
[_,WARNING/ To prevent injury,
never reach into washer while parts
are
moving.
Before
loading,
unloading or adding items, push in
Cycle Selector. Allow tub to coast to
a complete stop before reaching inside.
care label.
amount
of soil
in warm water before adding
to a
or other
must have room to move and turn
[_,WARNINGj To prevent po_ible
fire hazard, do not put anything on
top of Laundry Center.
[AWARNINGI
To prevent injury,
do not reach into dryer if drum is
moving. Wait until machine has
stopped completely before reaching
into drum.
Failure to comply with these
warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
Safety
Features
THERMAL-LIMITER
SWITCH
automatically
shuts down dryer
motor in the unlikely event of an
over-heated situation (electric dryer
models only).
MOTOR. SAFETY SWITCH shuts
off heat in dryer if motor stops.
SAVE THESE
INSTRUCTIONS
Page
3
How to Prepare Laundry Loads
FOLLOW MANUFACTURER'S CARE LABELS
FOR LAUNDERING
FOR BEST WASHING
RESULTS-Sort wash loads according to color,
fabric type, construction,
soil, and
lint.
COLORS
FABRIC'-&
_-_c_
CONSTRUCTION
_e,mP,ess'¢_- Ko._
SOILS
_
Lightly
_:l_f
_.
-Nor.rn.al
._
_¢1_.
Heavily
"f
LINT
Tet_cloth
Chenille
Flannel
Fleece
Fabric
L_CAUTION ]
Certain pretreatment products can damage washer's
plastic and painted finishes. Directly
apply
pretreatment
products
to
stained
fabric
but away from
washer. After pretreatment,
wash
and dry fabric as usual. Damage to
washer
caused
by' pretreatment
products is not covered by warranty.
SOAK HEAVILY
SOILED AND
STAINED AREAS
4
The water level conti'ol can be. set to
provide the proper amount of wash
and rinse water for specific wash
load sizes. Se]ect water leve,1 that
will cover top of dry lload. The
bulkiness of wash loads is important
when determining
a water level.
Articles such as pillows,, blankets
and rugs are more absorbent and
require larger amounts of water.
For best results when washing bulky
items, set the Water Level control at
HIGH.
AWARNINGj
DO NOT USE CHLORINE
BLEACH AND AMMONIA
IN SAME LOAD-POISONOUS FUMES CAN
OCCUR.
RIGHT
WRONG
WATER
TEMPERATU
PREPARE
WASH LOAD
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LEVEL
• Soaking helps loosen and remove
certain kinds of dirts and stains.
• Use laundry detergent products,
diluted bleach or ammonia.
Perma
Press
Synthetics
Velveleen
Corduroy,
etc.
• Close zippers, unbutton buttons,
and remove=detachable
trimmings. Empty pockets and turn
inside out.
_CAUTION
Remove all items
from garments and fabrics to be
washed or dried, such as facial
tissues,
matches,
crayons,
nails,
safety pins or any metallic or hard
objects which might damage clothes
or appliance.
• Remove stains (see page 7).
• Pretreat very dirty areas (cuffs,
collars,
underarm.,;,
children's
socks, oil and grease spots) with
detergent-water
paste
or full
strength
liquid
detergent
(see
Laundry Aids and Uses, page 6).
• When washing woolens,
dilute
all-purpose
detergent
before
treating spot. Excessive rubbing
will cause shrinkage.
• Permanent
Press items require
special care (see page 11).
WATER
RE.<;
Water temperature is a w:ry important
factor.
Approximate
water
temperatures
are suggested in the
chart below.
FAHRENHEIT
140-- °
• Soaking
does not replace washing. Ahvays wash load after soaking, using detergent.
LOAD ARTICLES
LOOSELY
• Load articles no higher than top
row of circular holes in wash tub.
• Do not put items
on top of
agitator or wind them around it.
• Mix large articles with small ones.
Large items should
be no more
than half total load.
- HIIT
Use Corttrol
Settings chart on
100-- ° - WARM page 10 to help
determine cor70--_°- COLD rect wash and
rinse temperature for fabrics.
ii
When
using
water
temperature
colder than 60" F, read instructions
on detergent
contai_'ers
fbr cold
water
wash
or
the
following
may
occur:
• Detergents
may not dissolve well,
leaving spot:; or streaks of detergent on artMes.
• Soils are difficult to remove.
• Some
fabrics
will retain
wear
wrinkles
pilling.
and
may
have increased
WATER HARDN ESS
AFFECTS CHOICE OF
LAUNDRY AIDS,
Dispensers
Water
amount
DISPENSER
hardness
is determined
by
of
minerals
in water.
Minerals
react with soap and form
scum and curd. Scum may remain
on laundry,
causing
yellowing
or
gray, dingy clothing.
HARDNESS
IS MEASURED
IN GRAINS
PER
GALLON.
Grains
per Gallon
SOFT
MED
HARD
VERY
HARD
0-3
4-6
7-10
over 11
LIQUID
FABRIC SOFTENER
DISPENSER (Optional)
BLEACH
[_ON_
Failure
to
these directions can cause
damage to wash load.
follow
bleach
• ALWAYS
USE
HIGH
WATER LEVEL.
" MEASURE
LIQUID
BLEACH AS FOLLOWS,
DEPENDING
ON SIZE
AND SOIL.
SMALL
TO FILL: Measure
fabric
softener
according to directions on package.
Add water to top of peg. (Follov¢ instructions
on container;
some
softeners are already diluted.)
LARGE
Peg
If water hardness in your home is
over 7 grains, you will[ get better
washing results by:
• Using detergent instead of soap.
• Adding extra detergent to wash,
especially in cold water washes.
• Using a water conditioner.
• Installing a water softener.
EX-LARGE
If you do not know the hardness of
your water supply, contact your
local water department
or bring a
sample into Sears Store for testing.
THEN ADD WATER
TO DISPENSER
TO ATTACH: Place dispenser on
agitator cap and press down firmly.
Make sure lid is ,;napped firmly onto
dispenser.
STARCHES
Wrong
Starch adds body to :Fabrics and
helps to keep them clean longer.
Follow
package
directions
for
starching in wash_r_
DYES
Follow package directions for dying
in the washer. After dying, clean
washer thoroughly
by running a
complete cycle using detergent and 1
cup chlorine bleach.
The tub and agitator may become
dye stained but this will not harm
the finish or transfer color to other
wash loads.
ZZ:J-Right
To remove dispenser from agitator
cap just pull up and off.
1. Pour bleach in dispenser.
2. Then pour in water which
flushes bleach from dispenser so no bleach remains in dispenser to carry
over to next load of wash.
POWDERED BLEACH must not
be used in bleach dispenser. Add
powdered
bleach to wash water,
following directions on package.
TO CLEAN DISPENSER:
Thoroughly
rin.,;e out-Mispenser in
warm water to eliminate buildup of
fabric softener. Lid can be snapped
off for easier cleaning. After cleaning, snap lid fi3:mly in place. Any
black, waxy residue can be removed
by washing in hot soapy water. Use
only bar soap products. Laundry or
dishwashing
detergents
are not
suitable.
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Laundry Aids and Uses
LAUNDRY
USE
• Usewith detergent or soap for greasy soil
when soaking or washing.
• Use to whiten clothes and to remove stains
and odors when soaking or washing.
• Follow directions on care label of garment•
• Follow directions on bleach package.
• Bleach is not a substitute for detergent. Always use
normal amount of detergent.
• Can be used with detergents, soaps and water
conditioners.
• Most effective during last five minutes of wash.
Chlorine
•
i
•
•
•
•
•
• Use in warm soak or hot wash.
• Safe for all washable fabrics but check care
instructions.
• Can be used with detergents, soaps and water
conditioners.
DETERGENTS
• Use when soaking or washing to remove dirt
and soil.
• Can be used on all types of fibers.
• Can be used with bleaches and water conditioners.
• Use recommendedamounts suggested on detergent
packages•
Phosphatetype
• Can be usedin any water.
Non-phosphate
• Pretreat stains and grease spots on fabric before
loading in washer.
• Use soft water--install a mechanical softener or use
a non-precipitating softening agent•
• Use hottest water fabric will permit.
• Dissolvedetergent in small amount of water before
adding washload.
• At the end of the cycle wipe out tub with a
damp cloth.
type
FABRIC
- .
SOFTENERS- --
SOAKING
AGENT
PRE-WASH
i
i
Use in deep rinse to soften bath_towels, diapers,
etc. and to reduce static electricity in synthetic
fibers.
Add to rinse to minimize wrinkling of permanent
press fabric.
Help fabric repel lint.
Use in soak cycle or overnight to remove tough dirt
protein and some stains.
-
• Use on fresh stains, lightly soiled areas, grease
or oil stains on permanent press.
• See package directions.
• Usein soak and wash to remove soil or fabric
softener stain.
• Usewith bleach or water conditioners.
• Use in wash to reduce amounl of detergent or
soap required•
• Must be used with soap to prevent soap curd, in
hard water.
• Use in rinse to aid in removing soap• Use 1 cup
of conditioner at start of rinse fill.
• Usewith detergents, soaps and bleaches•
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6
[_,WARNING ]
DO NOT USEWITH CHLORIN BLEACH.
Can produce poisonousgas r,,_sultingin serious
personal injury or death.
Oo not pour directly on fabric
Do not use in rinse cycle. Bleachmust be
rinsed. Do not use if there is iron in water.
THIS WILL CAUSEBROWNSTAIN.
DO NOT USEON WOOL, SILP OR SPANDEX.
Chlorine bleach will turn woo and silk yellow
and will damage the fibers, c,]using holes in
fabric.
Concentrated. chlorine ble=actwill damage some
fibers, even cause holes.
Do not use bleach with pre-s
products.--
• Do not use in rinse.
• Slower, tess effective
• If too little is used will cause fabric to become
yellow or gray. Follow packaq instructions for
amount.
• Do not add fabric softeners. (;RAYISHGREASY
STAIN WILL RESULT.
• Do not use more than recomr nded amount or
excessive suds will result.
• White steaks and powder!./residue may
Occur.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Bright colors may becomefa_ or masked.
Fabrics may becomestiff an( hard.
Whites may becomegrayed.
Stain removal is more difficu
Flame retardant finishes rnay become ineffectiw,_.
Abrasion and linting may increase.
Rough deposits may coat the tub and interior
components.
• Do not use with detergent or bleach. GREASYCURD
OR FABRICSTAINWILL RESJLT. Add onlt, to rinse.
• Do not use excessively
• Do not pour directly onto lab
Some may cause
dark spots.
• See stain removal directions 3age.
I _,WARNING j
• DO NOTUSEWITH CHLORIN--BLEACH•
Can produce poisonous fume resulting in serious
personal injury or death.
• Do not use on non-colorfast f_brics, silk, wool, or
acetate•
• Must be used in soft water [ with water conditioner
to prevent soap curd•
• Precipitating water conditiiom such as washing
soda, form insoluble particle,, which may be difficult
to rinse out.
Stain Removal
Remove stain before washimg item. If you treat stain with a
"flammable solution,
washing item.
wash item in a basin before machine
For specific kinds of stains,
follow the directions
below.
Use mildest treatment first. Avoid using hot water on unidentified stains; it may "set" the stain. Never iron a stain.
2"
[AWARNING
]
Never put highly flammable substances like gasoline, kerosene, naphtha, waxes, cooking oils, eLc. into a washer
or dryer. Never put articles that have been cleaned with such substances in a washer or dryer. Failure to cemply
with these warnings could result in a fire, explosion or bodily injury. All items with these ,_ubstances on them
should be thoroughly hand-washed with a detergent so that no trace of the flammable substance remains. The
articles can then be machine washed or dried.
MAN-MADE FABRICS, WASHABLE SILK,
WOOL AND NON-COLORFAST COTTONS
STAIN
AirplaneGlue
Sponge wtth flngernad pohsh remover to dissolve glue Wash m warm water For acetate,
do not use flngernad pohsh remover containing acetone because it wdl d_ssolvethe fabric
AlcoholicBeverages
Sponge _rnmedtatelywtth cold water, then wash m warm water Remove old slams with
oxygen bleach
Sponge wnth cold water, or soak m cold wa_'erwtth a laundry pre-soak product Then wash
Blood
-_
COLORFAST COTTONS
AND LINENS
Same procedure Use hot v,ater.
Same procedure Use chlorine bleach.
Wash m hot water.
Same procedure Wash m hot water.
Bleach remaining slams
Remove _xcess wax Press between blotters with moderately hot tron Sponge with cleanmg fired Wash Bleach remaining slam wtth oxygen bleach
Harden wtth tce cube and remove excess. Sponge wtth cleaning fluid Wash normalty
Same procedure except use chloqne
bleach
Soak m ;' tablespoons sodium hypo-suih_eIo t quart water Or remove yellow w_th
commerctal color remover Rinse, then wash normally
Same pr_ceoure.
Chocolate
Soak m warm water w_th a pre-soak product Wash m lukewarm detergent solubon Use
;olvent to remove any grease spots See ,&WARNING
Soak m warm water wtth a pre-soak or
detergen soubon Bleach _emammg
stains
Coffee
Soak in cool water Wash. Bleach remaining stare w=th oxygen bleach
Same procecure Use chlorine b,each.
CosmeticStains
Pretreat before washing. If greasy, treat wdh a grease solvent Wash m warm water wtth
plenty of detergent. Bleach remaining slam w_th oxygen bleach. See ,&WARNING'
Crayon
Same as for candle wax
Same procecure Use chlorine b,each
and hot water wash.
Same as for candle wax If stain has
spread t
hour load of clothes,
wash wt hot water, soap and = cup
baking soda Or wash wtth detmgent or
soap and ch onne bleach.
Cream, Ice Cream
Soak m (;old water If grease spot remains, sponge w{th cleaning llutd.
See, ,&WARNING ;
Same,procedure
Deodorant
Sponge w_th whtte wnegar For stubborn slams, saturate cotton wtth denatured alcohol
Wash
Same,procedure
Dye Transfer
FabdcSoMenerSpots
_ash Bleach remaining slam with oxygen bleach
We_fabnc, rub spots wdh mdd bar soap, rinse Repeat d necessary, do not use bleach
Fresh Fru_,Wine
Spooge w=th warm water Wash Bleach rematQmgstare wtth oxygenbleach
Pour bot g water through stare
Bleach remaining slam
Soak m warm water wtth a pre-soak product Wash Bleach remaining slam w=thoxygen
bleach
Soak m warn water w=th a pre-,;oak
product Wash Bleach remaining stare
GreaseandTar
Use a spot remover Wash w_th detergent See ,&WARNING1
Same procedure
Ink
Washabl,. mk Rub m detergent or glycer;ne, then wash m warm detergent water Bleach
rernammg stain w=th oxygen bleach Ball pnmt Sponge wBthcleaning f!utd or alcohol Wash
m warm water Bleach with oxygen bleach See ,&WARNING[
Same procedure Use hot water Bleach
Lipstick
Sponge ,ruth solvent Wash m warm detergent solubon Bleach remaining stare wtth oxygen
bleach See `&WARNINGi
Sponge w_tr solvent Wash in hot
deterget solubon. Bleach
Mildew (light)
Wash Bleachremaining stare by soaking m an oxygen bleach solution Wash m r_otor
warm detergent water
Wash Bleach remaining slam by soakmg m chlorine bleach solutton 'flash m
hot or warm detergent water
CandleWax
ChewingGum
ChlorineBleach
Grass
Nail Polish
-
..... _Treat wllh nad pohsh remover For acetate, do not use fmgernad poltsh remover containing
acetone because tt will d=ssolvefabric
Same procedure
Wash bleach remaining stain
Same plocedure.
r_,malnl[
S'aln
Same proceJure
Paint
Before washing, treat w=th turpentine or solvent, depending on type of paint See
,&WARNING ]
Perspiration
Sponge fresh stare wtth ammoma, old stair] wtth white vinegar. Rinse. Soak m warm water
wtth a pre-soak product Follow wtth warm wash.
Never use oxalic acid or rust remover containing acid in or around washer It will damage
porcelain surfaces Instead, use a rust remover des=gnarlfor water softeners or a laundry
a=drust remover
Same procedure Wash in hot water
Wash Bleachwtth todd oxygen bleach
Wash
Pour boding water through stare Bleach wtth oxygen bleach
Same procedure Use chlorine bleach
Rust
Scorch
Tea
Same procedure
lleach wvthchlorm,_ bleach
Page
7
How
Dryer
KNITS/
DELICATE
10
LOW HEAT
OFF
AIR
MORE
DRY
AUTOMATIC
FABRIC
CARE
MEDIUM
HEAT
TURN TO START
LESS DRY
4O
COOL
DOWN
50
OFF
lOO
COOL DOWN
Kenmor'e
80
TOUCH-
UP
70
30
6O
HIGH
HEA T
USING THE DRYER
CYCLE SELECTIONS
I.
AUTOMATIC FABRIC CARE This
cycle provides drying at medium
heat. Drying time is determined
automatically.
When items are dry,
heat automatically
shuts off and
load is tumbled
for 7 minutes
without heat to help reduce wrinkling.
When
using
Automatic
Fabric Care for the first time, set
dryer timer halfway between MORE
DRY and LESS DRY. Experience
will determine if future adjustments
are needed. This cycle works best
with items of similar fabric, weight
and construction.
Check to be sure lint filter is
clean and in place before each
load.
2. Place wash load in dryer. Never
dry more than one wash load at
a time. Add a sheet of dryer
fabric softener if desired.
3. Close dryer door. Dryer will
not operate unless ,door is closed.
4. Turn dryer knob to desired
setting.
The setting can be
changed any time during cycle.
5. To start dryer, turn the Turn to
Start control clockwise to ON.
Hold for I-2 seconds
and
release. The dryer will always
stop when i3Uor is opened. If
door is opened during a cycle,
Turn to Start control must be
turned to restart dryer. If the
Cycle Selector is in the OFF
position when the Turn to Start
control is turned, the dryer will
not start.
6. Cycle End Signal soundswhen
drying time is completed.
7. Remove dried load promptly
to minimize wrinkling. If load
is removed
before
cycle is
completed,
turn dryer Timer
knob to OFF.
8. Clean lint filter after each
load.
Page
8
LAUNDRY
CENTER
TIMED
TIMED This cycle provides up to
100 minutes of drying time at high
heat. A cool down period is provided during the last 6 minutes of
the cycle to help reduce wrinkling.
TOUCH-UP Use this setting
to
release wrinkles from dry clothing
which may have become creased
during storage or wearing.
Best
results are achieved by tumbling
only a few items at a time with a
damp towel. Hang or fold items
immediately after cycle ends.
KNITS/DELICATE
This cycle provides up to 50 minutes of drying
time at low heat. A 20 minute cool
down period is provided at the end
of the cycle to help reduce wrinkling.
AIR FLUFF This setting provides
up to 20 minutes of tumbling without heat. Use Air Fluff to freshen
pillows and blankets
and dust
draperies and clothing. Use this no
heat setting to dry heat-sensitive
items such as plastics, foam rubber
or similarly :extured,
rubber-like
materials
and items made with
feathers or down. To absorb excess
moisture,
add several dr2/ bath
towels to load,
SAFETY FEATURES
AND INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETY DOOR SWITCH stops
dryer automatically
if door is
opened during a cycle. Close door,
push and hold Start button about 2
seconds to restart. Cyc]le resumes
automatically
from point where it
stopped.
AUTOMATIC
MOTOR
PROTECTOR stoi)s motor when overheated from overload.
It resets
automatically
after motor cools for
approximately
30 minutes.
Push
and hold Start button
about 2
seconds to resume cycle. Door must
be closed.
AUTOMATIC
TEMPERATURE
HI-LIMIT SWITCH shuts off heat
in event of ow._rheating.
[AWARNING]
Do notolx:rate dryer
if lint filter is blocked, damaged or
missing.
Overheating, damage to
fabrics and fh'e hazard can occur.
Use
Washer
WASH TEMPERATURE.
Remember--Select
Water Temperature
and Water Level for each load.
WATER LEVEL
SOAK/
PREWASH
COTTON
STURr)Y
HEAVY
OFF SOIL
MEDIUIV
LIGHT
PREWASH
÷
SOAK
OFF
•
OFF
MEDIUM
IGHT
MEDIUM
KNITS/
DELICATE
SPIN ONLY
USING
THE
WASHER
1. Prepare and sort laundry as
directed on page 4.
2. Measure correct amount of
laundry aids and add to empty
tub. (Refer to page,_ 6 and 7 for
laundry
products
and water
hardness information.)
3. If desired, add diluted liquid
bleach as directed in Bleach Dispenser section on page 5. Do not
pour bleach directly onto wash
load.
4. Add wash load to tub.
5. Choose
controll
settings
according to type of load and
amount of soil.
• WATER TEMPE, RATURE
Select
desired
wash/rinse
temperature cdmbination. The
washer will not fill if the knob
is pointing between 2 settings.
See page 10 for suggested
settings.
• WATER LEVEL
Select water level that is best
for size of load washed. Water
should cover top of wash load.
6. Push cycle selector knob in
and turn right (clockwise) to
desired wash cycle and time.
For best results, follow fabric
care
labels
for
washing
instructions.
7. Turn on hot and cold water
faucets.
8. Start washer by closing lid and
pulling out timer knob. Washer
will operate with the lid open.
However, it will not go into spin
cycle unless lid is closed. To
stop washer or change cycle,
push in Cycle Selector knob and
turn it clockwise
to desired
setting.
9. Add fabric softener, if desired,
to final rinse. Follow manufacturer's directions on product label.
(If a fabric softener dispenser is
available, follow directions on
page 5.)
10. After the last spin cycle, wait
approximately 1 to 2 minutes for
the safety lid lock to release.
Remove wash load for drying.
CYCLE
SELECTIONS
COTTON STURDY
This cycle
provides up to 15 minutes of normal
agitation, a spray rinse in the first
spin followed by a deep rinse and 10
minutes of fast spin. Set selector
according to amount of soil in each
load.
PERM PRESS
This cycle provides up to 12 minutes of normal
agitation followed by a 2 minute
cool down rinse to reduce wrinkling
in the first spin, a deep rinse and 6
minutes of fast spin.
SOIL
PULL - START
)_"
PUSH
- STOP
KNITS/DELICATE
PEFIM
PRESS
_
RINSE
This
& SPIN
cycle
provides
6 minutes
of gentle
agitation followed by a spray rinse
in the first spin, a deep rinse and 6
minutes of slow _pin.
SOAK
This cycle can be used to
treat heavily soiled or stained items
that may requh:e more than one wash.
It provides 2 minutes of normal
agitation followed by 12 minutes of
soak, 2 minutes of normal agitalion
and 6 minutes of fast spin.
Use
recommended amounts of detergent
and bleach or so_&ing agent for one
wash cycle. (:gee package labels for
amounts.) Cold water is used in this
cycle.
NOTE:
The Soak cycle: should
always be followed by a wash cycle
using recommended
amount
of
detergent.
PREWASH
Tae Prewash portion
of the Soak cycle can be used alone to
help remove protein-based stains such
as milk, grass and blood or to loosen
soils before washing.
Prewash
provides 2 minutes of normal agitation
followed by 6 minutes of fast spin.
Use recomrnended
amount
of
detergent for one wash _ycle. _¢¢ater
temperature will i_ the same: as wash
water temperatme selected.
[ACAUTION]
Using hot water in
Prewash can set stains. See Stain
Removal chart on page 7.
Page 9
Kenmore Laundry Center
Control Settings
Times for Timed Drying are approximate
based on
average size loads. Actual time needed will vary depending on size of load, weight of fabrics, and household
voltage. Man-made fibers (synthetics) such as polyester,
nylon, and acrylics should be dried on low heat.
Clothes dried in a dryer operating on a 208volt
circuit in...
stead of a 240 volt circuit will result in longer drying time.
i_WARNINGi
To
prevent
fire and serious
personal
jury, do not use heat to dry foam rubber,
similarly
tured rubber-like
materials,
or pillows and clothing
feathers / down.
intexwith
WASHER
Baby Clothes
Plastic lined items
If Label states FLAME RETARDANT,DO NOT USE SOAP--CHLORINEBLEACHwill destroy some retardant linishes.
Knits/Delicate
Air Fluff
115-20
Warm
Cold
Hot
Cold
Cotton Sturdy
Timed
50-6,]
Knits/Delicate
Knits/Delicate
30-4()
Warm
Cold
Warm
Cold
Perm Press
Auto Fabric Care
FOLLOWLABEL INSTRUCTIONS
Warm
Cold
Knits/Delicate
Auto Fabric Care
Dry partially--Remove while damp and dry flat
Prewash if stained or heavily soiled.
or over double line.
Bedspreads
Blankets
Cotton
Synthetic
Electric/Woolen
Cottonsand Linens
Colorfast/White
Non-Colorfast
Curtains
Cotton
Synthetics
Permanent Press
Delicates,Lingerie
FoundationGarments*
*See WARNING abo_e_
Knits
Cotton/Blend_s
Woolens.
_Synthetics
Fiberglass
PermanentPress
Drapes
Dresses, sportswear
White shirts, blouses,
work uniforms
Sheets and pillowcases
Plasticshowercurtain
WASH CYCLE
DRYER CYCLE
DRYER
DRYING TIME
WASH TEMP.
Diapers**
Delicate
Mixed Cottons
RINSE TEMP.
I
TYPE OF LOAD-
Warm
Warm
Cold
Cold
Hot
Warm
Cold
Cold
Cotton Sturdy
Cotton Sturdy
Timed
Timed
50-6C)
50-60
Prewash if heavily soiled.
Warm
Cold
Warm
Cold
Warm
Cold
Warm
Cold
Warm
Cold
Cotton Sturdy
Knits/Delicate
Perm Press
Knits/Delicate
Knits/Delicate
Cotton Sturdy
Knits/Delicate
Auto Fabric Care
Knits/Delicate
Knits/Delicate
40-50
20-30
Warm
Cold
Warm
Cotton Sturdy
Timed
Knits/Delicate
Knits/Delicate
IMPORTANT--FOLLOWLABEL INSTRUCTIONS
_,.
20-30
30-40
,10-50
Cold
Knits/Delicate
I
Knits/Delicate
DO NOT MACHINE WASH ORDRY
30-40
Warm
Warm
Cold
Cold
Knits/Delicate
Perm Press
Auto Fabric Care
Auto Fabric Care
Hot
Cold
Perm Press
Auto Fabric Care
Warm
Cold
Knits/Delicate
Air Fluff
QuiltedItems
i Tennis Shoes ,-_
Work Clothes--Denim
Rugs--1 large or 2 small
50-6)
40-5:)
Knits/Delicate
Cotton Sturdy
FOLLOWLABEL INSTRUCTIONS
[
(Minu_
15-20
Add dry towels to
absorb moisture.
FOLLOWLABEL INSTRUCTIONS
Always consult labels before washin,q or drying tennisshoes. Improper care can_ermanently dama.q_some sh_)es___
Hot or Warm
Cold
Cotton Sturdy
I Timed
50-60
FOLLOWLABEL INSTRUCTIONS
1
DONOT
RUBBER-BACKED
RUGS.
USEAIR DRY
FLUFF
FOR20 MINUTES.
**Soak diapers in a solution of cool water and a deodorizer until ready to wash. Removeexcess water from diapers before washin!i by using 4- spin only cycle.
Page 10
Special Washer Features
FETY
_ll_lier
will[_an_
OCK
agitate while lid
is open. However, it will not go into
spin cycle unless lid is closed. As a
safety precaution during: spin in each
cycle, the lid will AUTOMATICALLY LOCK to help preventchildren from reaching into the wash
tub. The lid will unlock approximately 1 to 2 minutes after end of
spin. If required, the lid may be
opened during spin cycle by pushing
in Cycle Selector knob. Lid lock will
release after approximately
1 to 2
minutes.
SELF-CLEANING
!_N'_ FILTER
DYNAMIC
L
C
cleaning after each load. Lint collected during washing and rinsing is
washer compensates?and
reduces
spin speed to complete cycle. Items
may be damper laban normal at end
of cycle.
To spin clothes drier,
rearrange load, push Cycle :Selector
knob in, turn te right to + SPIN
ONLY, close lid and pull out Cycle
Selector knob.
er lint tilter does not require
automatically flushed away during
spin cycle. If washer is drained into
sink or laundry tub, remove lint that
may have collected
in drain or
strainer.
SYSTE
qlfAwlas/_l_o{a_bec omes-unl_oalanced,
Care of Special Fabrics
GLASS
Some
people
FIBER
ITEMS
are very sensitive
to
glass fibers and develop a skin rash
after contact with fibers. Do not
wash glass fiber items in washer.
For best results, follow instructions
on care label. Most labels today suggest "Hand Wash--Drip
Dry."
Do not dry glass fiber items in
dryer.
KNITS
Man-made
polyester,
acrylic,,
and nylon knits:
• Use warm water, cold rinse and
Knits / Delicate cycle.
• Bleach with _itl_er chlorine or
oxygen-type
bleach as needed,
following care label.
• Some man-made knits have a tendency to "pill" (small balls of
fibers on surface of fabric). Turn
garments
inside
out before
laundering or place tlaem in mesh
bag.
• Dry small loads. Follow manufacturer's instructions.
• Allow garment to complete drying cycle, including
automatic
cool down period before end of
cycle.
• Remove items from dryer when
tumbling stops to help prevent
wrinkling.
COTTON
KNITS
• Use hot or warm wash and cold
rinse, Cotton Sturdy cycle.
• Check care label before using
bleach; add fabric softener to
rinse, ]f desired.
• When drying small loads, add
several dry bath towels.
• Remove from dryer while slightly
damp.
• Reshape and finish drying on flat
surface.
PLASTICS
Soft pliable plastics such as shower
curtains, window curtains, mattress
covers, tablecloths
without backings, children's bibs, foam rubber,
etc. can be machine laundered. Stiff
items such as place mats should be
wiped with damp cloth rather than
placed in washer.
To wash:
• Select Knits/Delicate cycle.
• Use warm wash and cold rinse.
• When washing shower curtains
streaked wth soap, do not add
detergent
to wash. Use water
conditioner instead.
To dry:
• Use Air Fluff for 20 minutes.
• Add one or two bath towels to absorb moisture and help tumbling
action.
SHEER CURTAINS
Most sheer curtains are made from
nylon or polyester fibers which require special attention to prevent
permanently set wrinkles.
To wash:
* Wash in small loads to allow curtains room to move freely in
washer.
• Use of liquid detergent is suggested.
• Use warm wash, cold rinse.
• Use Knits/Delicate cycle:.
To dry:
• Use Knits/Delicate
cycle.
• Tumble for 30 to 35 mirmtes.
• Remove immediately
1to .avoid
wrinkling.
SLIPCOVE.RS
Many slipcover., now have a permanent press finish and should be
laundered frequently in warm water
with a cold rinse.
To wash:
• Use Perm Press cycle.
• Select warm wash, cold rinse.
ToUse
dry:
Automatic
Fabric Care heat
setting / less d::y.
• Remove from dryer while, still
slightly damp.
• Place on fu:niture and smooth
into shape so they dry smooth and
tight.
WOOLENS
Not all woolen,,;are washable. Some
woolens have a special finish or
fiber blend wh:ich makes it possible
to machine wash and dry them. Garments with this special finish will be
labeled as "Machine
Wash and
Dry."
Follow garment
manufacturer's
recommendations
on care
labels.
Page 11
Special Care for Special Things
In the following hints for better washing, an all-purpose
detergent should be used unless stated otherwise. See Control Setting Chart (page 10) for dryer timer settings.
[ _XWARNINGI
feathers/down.
Always consult garment labels and hang fags for manufacturer's washing and drying instructions before machine
washing and drying.
Do not use heat to dry foam rubber or similarly textured rubber-like materials, or pillows and clothing with
Man-made fibers (synthetics) such as polyester, nylon, and acrylics must be dried en LOW heat.
IER
i!!iii¸¸ i ii!iliiii!!
¸ L:
TYPE OF
GARMENT
ii
i
i_ __
_
HELPFUL HINTS
CottonBaby Clothes:
Gowns, Shirts
Beddin.q
"-Delicates--dresses,. ;
fine cottonknits - °
Pretreal heavily-soiled areas_ bx;ushon a little liquid deter;_.nt, or wet area
and ruic,in detergent. Use Warm soak for oil, juice stains; Cold for egg,
milk, cereal stains.
Wash separately.
Diapers
Rinse at once, soak in diaper pail with solution of cold water and borax
(V2 tsp. to gal.). Soak before washing with a pre-soak product and
warm water.
Plasticitems
Blankets
Plastic lined pants, bibs, crib sheets should be dried separately.
Shake out dust. Remove stains. Pretreat heavily soiled areas with
detergent. Wash one large or two small blankets at a time
Follow rnanufacturer's recommendations.
Follow rnanufacturer's directions.
Synthetics
Electric/Woolen
Curtains, Draperies
Glass Fiber
Sheer--Synthetics
PermanentPress
Dresses, blouses,
skirts, slacks
White shirts and
blouses, sheets and
pillowcases
Work clothes
i
i¸¸
i
....
DRYER
RIN,q
CYCLE
Hot
Col(
Cotton Sturdy
Warm
Col
Knits/Delicale Knits/Delicate
Hot
Col
Cotton Sturdy
WASH
I
Wash with regu], baby wash.
CYCLE
Timed
(High Heat)
Timed
(High Heat)
Air Fluff
Warm
Col
Knits/Delicate
If badly sun-weakened, even hand washing will cause tearing. Be sure
colors are fast and fabric is washable. Remove hooks and non-washable
trim. Use Warm soak if heavily soiled.
Do not wash or dry.
Warm
Col
See page 11.
Requires regular washing. If required, use Warm soak.
Turn slacks and dark items inside out to i_revent whitening and frosting of
seams and creases.
Warm
Warm
Col
Col
Knits/Delicate
Perm Press
Hot
Col
Perm Press
Pretreat heavily soiled areas by rubbing in liquid laundry detergent. Let
stand 30 to 60 minutes. If clothes are heavily soiled use Warm SOAKfor
grease and oil, Cold SOAKfor dust or blood-stained garments. Use 1/4 to
"_1_ cup liquid laundry deterqent in SOAK, 1/2 to 1 cup in WASH.
Hot
Col
Perm Press
Frequent washing lengthens life, helps retain shape. Remove nonwashable trim. Close zippers, fasten hooks. "
Some plastics will tear if machine-washed. Placesmall items in mesh bag
for washing, if shower curtains are soap-stained, add water softener to
wash water; don't use detergent.
Follow labeldirections.
Warm
Col
Knits/Delicate Knits/Delicate
Warm
Col
Knits/Delical:e
Air Fluff
Hot
Co!
Perm Press
Auto. Fabric
Care
Warm
Col
Perm Press
Auto. Fabric
Care
Warm
Col
Pretreat collars and cuffs with liquid laundry detergent.
_ea_.
Auto. Fabric
Care
Auto. Fabric
Care
__ed.
H_
I
FoundationGarments
(See Warning above)
Plastics
QuiltedMattress Pads
Rugs
Shake out dirt. Air dry rubber-like or rubber-backed rugs. Wash one large
or two small rugs at a time. Follow label instructions.
Use Warm Soak for pillowcases stained with hair oil.
Sheets, Pillowcases
Slipcovers
Be sure colors are fast and fabric is washable. Mend tears; remove
detachable trim and fasteners. Wash only one large or two small chair
--coversat a time. Cotton covers may be Iiqhtty starched.
Pretrea'! around neckline. Follow manufac:urer's recommendations.
Sweaters, Synthetics
Auto. Fabric
Care
(Ned. Heat)
_j_ow
H_
J Med._
Knits/Delica:e Knits/Delicate
__ow
H_
Woolens,
Cashmeres
Need special care to avoid shrinkage.
Remove stains. Soak if necessary. Use Hot wash for white and
color-fast, Warm for others.
Use Warm Soak with 1/2 cup bleach for stained tea towels.
!
Towels
Woolens_
Sweaters s_ks,
scarves; b ankets;
Page
12
See page 11.
-
Table Linens
Work Clothes
See "Woolens," p_ge 11.
Many are machine washable. However, because of its physical properties,
wool may shrink during washing. As a general rule, if it can be hand
washec, it can be "washed" by soaking in the water. A liquid detergent
is preferred because it dissolves faster in a soak than granulated. Pre-treat
woolens with liquid deterqent. Never use chlorine bleach.
........ Shake ,out dirt, turn pockets inside out. Soak clothes (see page 6), then
wash thoroughly.
Hot or Warm
Col
Cotton Sturdy
Timed
Hot or Warm
(;ol
Cotton Sturdy
Timed
See "Washing Woole
page 11.
Warm
Col
Hot
Col
Knits/Delicate See page 11.
Keepagitation
to a minimum
Cotton Sturc!y
Timed
Drying Tips
CONSULT
CARE LABELS
DRY PRACTICALLY
ANY FABRIC
Generally
fabrics
that can be
washed in the Kenmore Laundry
Center can be dried in the Kenmore
Laundry Center.
Washables
not recommended
for
dryer:
loosely
woven or handknitted woolens and some rayons
and silks. (Check care label. See
warnings below.)
Be sure plastic buttons: and buckles
are heat-proof.
When using delicate and permanent
press fabrics,-check
for dryness
after minimum time suggested.
If various types of fabrics are mixed
in drying load, set controls
for
lighter weight fabrics and remove
when dry. Reset temperature
for
remaining fabrics.
BEFORE
DRYING
• Remove and fold or hang clothes
quickly to prevent wrinkling.
• Do not overload dryer. Clothes
must have room to tumble and
billow.
• Clothes (except permanent press)
should be removed while they feel
slightly
damp.
If they
are
absolutely dry to touch, they are
too ,dry; over-drying
increases
wrinkling
and shrinkage,
and
wastes heat.
• To test for dryness, take garment
out of dryer and feel it in room
temperature air. Clothes will feel
damper in warm, moist air of
dryer drum than they will in room
air.
• When using TIMED cycle, set
minimum time shown on Control
Settings Chart (page 10).
USE OF FABRIC
SOFTENER
SHEETS
GENERAL
SUGGESTIONS
FOR GOOD RESULTS
Remove
all items
and fabrics
to be
as=_facial
tissues,
matches,
crayons,
oails, safety pins
or any metallic
or hard
objects
which might damage
clothes or appliance.
• Reconditioning
load with water
conditioner
(follow
package
instructions),
or
'_kCAUTION]
flom garments
dried,
such
• Close
zippers,
empty
pockets,
fasten hooks and eyes to prevent
snagging.
• Laundering
using fabric
• Put socks
_W_AR..__iJN__G_Fluorocarbon
aerosol spray or pump fabric softeners
are not to be used in this dryer.
Damage
resulting
from use of this
type of softener
can be considered
as misuse of dryer. Failure to follow
this warning
can cause serious personal injury.
and other
.small items in
mesh bag for easier removal.
• Items
to be ironed
should
removed
while slightly damp.
• Put damp dt:y items together
one load.
•
If drying sheer
cold drum.
items',, start
be
in
with a
• If drying only a few items, add a
bath
towel or two to maintain
proper tumbling
action.
• If desired,
add a dryer
softener
sheet.
several times
softener.
without
I
AIR FLUFF
Use Air Fluff to air bedding, dust
draperies
anct slipcovers,
fluff
decorative
pillows,
and freshen
clothes that have been stored in
mothballs or !n a "stale"
closet.
Also use for safe drying of plastic
and extra-sensitive sheer fabrics.
• Place items in dryer.
• Set dryer timer to the last 20
minutes of Knits/Delicate
cycle
which provides no heat on Air
Fluff setting.
Foam
Feather
Over use of fabric softener can
cause
buildup
of softener
in
clothing, giving a greasy feeling.
Buildup can also form on lint screen
and restrict airflow. Softener buildup on Lint screen can be removed by
washing in warm
soapy water.
Buildup in clothing can be removed
by:
An average size washer load is
usually a dryer load. Items that are
washed together
can generally be
dried together. Consult care label
before drying.
ARTICIL.ES
S,houlder Pads
or Foam Pillow
[_kWARNING] To prevent fire, do
not use heat to dry articles containing plastic, foam rubber or similarly
textured
rubber-like materials,
or
pillows and clc,thing with feathers/
down.
USE THE DI:IYER
AS A VAL.E']"
The Kenmore Laundry
Center is
wonderful for steaming out wrinkles
and refreshing corduroy, woolens,
and velveteen _kirts, jackets, slacks
or blouses. Follow these directions:
• Place garments in dryer with one
or two s]ligtttly dampened bath
towels.
• Select proper cycle for garments.
• Select 30 minutes o]_ heat'and let
clothes
tumble.
Steam
from
towels will "press" clothes.
• After 15-2.0 minutes (before dryer
stops tumblirtg), remove garments
and fold or place on hangers.
fabric
Page 13
Care and Storage
CLEANING
WASHER
INSIDE TUB
• Remove clothes from washer as soon
as cycle is completed to prevent
development of mildew.
• Often, when heavily soiled clothes
have been washed, a de.posit of sand
or dirt may appear around tub after
completion of cycle. This may be
easily removed by using a liquid
cleanser and rinsing thoroughly with
water.
OUTSIDE
CABINET
• Never use harsh, gritty or abrasive
cleaners on any surface of the Laundry
Center.
CLEANING
DRYER
LINT FILTER
[AWARNING]
BEFORE OR AFTER
DRYING EACH LOAD
Remove and clean lint filter located at
the bottom of the door opening. Failure
to do so will result in longer drying
times.
IAWARNINGI
Lint filter must be in
place when dryer is operating.
Dryer door will not close if lint filter
is not properly inserted.
Dryer Drum
I_kWARNING] Disconnect electrical
supply cord before doing any of the
following
cleaning
or servicing
procedure_ on the Laundry Center.
Failure to disconnect
can cause
electrical shock or serious personal
injury.
[ WARN G]_
not use any type of
spray cleanser when cleaning dryer
interior. Poisonous fumes or electrical
shock can occur.
• If chum is stained from noncolorfast
fabrics, clean with a damp cloth and
mild liquid household cleanser. Wipe
away the cleanser residue before
drying the next load of clothes.
Page 14
The interiorofthe dryer
cabinet and exhaust duct can gather lint
and dust over ti_e, depending on the
type of articles chied and amount of use.
An excessive araount of lint build-up
could result in inefficient drying and
possible fire hazard. These areas should
be cleaned approximately every 18
months by qualified service personnel.
TO STOR[" LAUNDRY
CENTER IINTHE COLD:
The unit cannot be operated in freezing
temperatures. Beforestoring appliance,
remove water _)m all parts of washer.
1. Turn off water supply faucets.
Disconnect hoses from faucets and
drain.
2. Add I gallon of non-toxic
RV
antifreeze (available from hardware
or recreational vehicle store) to
washer tub.
, At end of each laundry day, push
Cycle Selector in, wipe top and both
sides of washer lid and dryer door
with a damp cloth. Turn off hot and
cold water to reduce pressure on water
hoses.
• Occasionally clean entire cabinet with
a damp cloth. Stains on lid, top or tub
can be removed with adiluted solution
of chlorine bleach (1/2 cup to 1quart
water). Rinse well with clear water.
• Spray cans of color-matched enamel
are available from your SEARS Store
or Service Center to touch up scratches
on painted cabinet.
EXHAUST SYSTEM
AND INTERIIOR:
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3. Push in Cycte Selector knob, turn
knob to the right to SPIN ordy and
pull out knob.
4. Let washer spin for 1 or 2.minutes to
let all water drain out. Some, but not
all, of the RV antifreeze will be
expelled.
5. Push in O¢ch; Selector knob, dry tub
interior, disconnect electrical plug
and close lid.
Store appliance in an upright position.
To remove antifreeze after storage, run
washer through a complete cycle using
1/2 cup detergent. Do not add clothes
load.
Warranty and Maintenance Agreement
Kenmore Laundry Center
FULL ONEYEAR
OR ELECTRICAL
ADJUSTMENTS
WARRANTY
ON MECHANICAL
PARTS AND MECHANICAL
•
For one year from the date of purchase, when the Kenmore Laundry Center washer/dryer is installed and operated in accordance
with the instructions
in the owner's manual and installation
manual, Sear s will repair or replace any mechanical or electrical
parts in this washer ldryer, if defective in material or workmanship,
and pef_rm any necessary adjustments, at no charge.
LIMITED WARRANTY ON
WASHER GEAR CASE
After one year and until five yearsfrom the date of purchase, Sears
will furnish a replacement gear case, if defective in material or
workmanship.
You will be responsible for labor.
The above warranty coverage applies to Kenmore Laundry Center
used for private family purposes only.
WARRANTY
SERVICE IS AVAILABLE
BY CONTACTING
THE NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER IN THE UNITED
STATES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have
other rights which vary from state to state.
,_sears, Roebuck
and Co., Dept. 817WA,
SEARS MAINTENANCE
Kenmore
Laundry
Center is engineered,
manufactured
and tested for years of dependable operation.
Yet, any precision machine
may require service from time to time. A
Sears Maintenance
Agreement
relieves you
completely of undue inconvenience
and unexpected repair bills. It
* Extends mechanical adjustment and service
on a new Kenmore Laundry Center beyond
the warranty period.
* Includes all parts and labor at no additional cost.
* Covers all serv-tce calls and necessary
repairs any time for the entire period of the
Maintenance
Agreement.
• Provides
a complete Prevention
Maintenance check during the last month of the
Maintenance
Agreement, at your request
and convenience..,
as listed.
If you need SERVICE
Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
AGREEMENT
• Complete
operational check of switches
and valves.
• Operation check of Timer settings.
• Check belts for wear and tension.
• Check all moving parts and oil leaks, and
lubricate as required.
• Check electrical system.
• Check pump and hoses.
• Check operation of timer, door switch and
thermostats.
• Check leveling and balance mechanisms.
• Check dispensers.
• Check elements and connections.
• Clean base and motor as needed, and check
drum seal.
• Inspect exhaust systems.
This unlimited cov(.'rageis available for only
pennies a day. I.¢t ),our Sears Sales or Service
Technician exp]tainall the benefits of a Sears
Maintenance Agreement.
Sears service Is nationwide...
Your Kenmore La_ndry Center takes on new
value when you discover tha_LSears has
service units around the country using fullyequipped trucks and staffed by ',kars.-trained
technicians. These are Service Professionals
who back up all Sears warranties. These professionals use Sears approved :methods for
expert repairs to fulfill the pledge: "We
Service What We Sell."
or PARTS for your Kenmore
Laundry Center
Be ready to give you_ Sears Service Center the model number, serialnumber, and date of purchase. The model Emdserial numbers
of your Keumore Laundry Center are found inside the dryer door.
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Before Calling for Service, Check the Following Points
If Laundry Center
does not start:
If water does not drain:
If articles
• Are there kinks in drain hose?
at end of spiin cycle:-
• Is plug disconnected from power
supply or is plug loose in outlet, not
making good connection?
• ls house fuse blown or circuit
breaker off?.
• Is washer Timer knob pulled out?
• Is lid closed if in spin cycle?
• Is dryer door closed?
• Is Timer set'?
• Is drain system clogged or restricted?
• Is drain hose lower that 33" in
• ]s load unbalarced? Unit is designed
to complete cycle with unbalanced
load which could leave articles damp.
Redistribute articles and repeat spin
cycle.
• Is drain System clogged or restricted?
• Have you turned the Turn to Start
control clockwise to ON and held it
for 1-2 seconds?
• The internal motor protector will
stop motor if it is overheated, but
will automatically rese_t after motor
cools. Turn the Turn to Start control
clockwise to ON and ihold for 1-2
seconds to restart dryer.
standpipe? This can cause siphoning
and washer will continue to fill. See
Installation Instructions for further
information.
• Is the lid closed? The washer will not
spin out wash water unless the lid is
closed.
If water is leaking at hose
connection:
• Disconnect hose from valve. Remove
rubber washer at end of hose and
replace with new washer. Reconnect
hose to valve. DO NOT overtighten.
If water does not enter:
[_WARNINGJ Disconnect
• Are faucets turned on?
• Are filter screens clogged? They
are located at water waive ends of
hoses.
• Are hot and cold hoses reversed?
Hot water hose is identified.
• Is the Wash Temperature selector
pointing directly to Hot, Cold or
Warm? The washer will not fill with
water if the selector is pointing
between 2 settings.
supply cord before servicing laundry
center. Failure to disconnect can cause
electrical
If articles are not
drying satisfactorily:
• Is lint filter clean?
• Are exhaust duct and vent ho(_i free
of obstruction or lint blockage?
• Is dryerset atkJrFluff for20minutes
which provide_ no heat? • Are there too raany articles in dryer?
Check loading section of this booklet.
• Have installation instructions been
followed?
(A
electrical
injury.
shock or serious personal
If articles are spotted
or not clean:
are still wet
1
{_kWARNINGJ Do not use
plastic
flexible duct to exhaust dryer. Replace
plastic duct with rigid or flexible metal
duct. Excessive lint can build up inside
duct work, creating a fire hazard and
restricting air flow. Restricted air flow
will increase drying time.
• Is thereiron in the water? Iron remover
or water softener may be needed.
• Is fabric softener dispenser cracked?
Fabric softener applied directly to
articles will cause stains which
resemble oil or grease stains.
• Is washer overloaded? Check loading
section of 'this book.
If you still have a problem after checking these items, you
can obtain service simply by contacting your nearest Sears
Service Center throughout the United States. When calling
your Sears Service Center, be ready to give the model
number, serial number, and date of purchase of your
appliance.
Optional Accessories for your Kenmore Laundry Center
available from your nearest Sears Service Center.
• Fabric Softener Dispenser PIN 145836-000
• Drying Rack P/N 131155200
• Syphon Break P/N 0766660-000
• For additional
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accessories
check Laundry
Center Parts List or your local Sears oe=wce
c,
•
Center.