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Owner's
Manual
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IMPORTANT:
Your dryer may took different
from the dryer shown.
Read and follow all safety
and operating
instructions
before first use of this product.
Sears,
Roebuck
PART NO 3405586
and
Co.,
Rev A
Hoffrnan
PRINTED
Estates,
IN U.SA
IL 60179
U.S.A.
BEFORE
SEARS
USING
ELECTRIC
IMPORTANT
OPERATING
LAUNDRY
NEW DRYER
DRYER
SAFETY
INSTALLATION
CARING
YOUR
2
WARRANTY
3
iNSTRUCTIONS
4
INSTRUCTIONS
YOUR
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DRYER
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FORYOUR
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DRYER
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TROUBLESHOOTING
SEARS
MAINTENANCE
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AGREEMENT
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Please read this manual. It will help
you install and operate your new
Kenmore
Dryer in the safest and most
economical
way.
Use the space
If you need more information
about the
care and operation of Kenmore appliances
call your nearest Sears store. You will
need the complete
model and serial
numbers
when requesting
information.
Your dryer's model and serial numbers
are located on the Model and Serial
Number Plate.
Model
No.
Serial
No.
below to record
number and serial number
Kenmore Dryer.
the model
of your new
Date of Purchase
Keep this book and your Sears
Salescheck
(receipt}
in a safe
place for future
reference.
Full One Year Warranty
on
Mechanical
and Electrical
Parts
For one year from the date of purchase,
Warranty
Restriction
If the dryer is subjected to other than
private family use, all warranty coverage
if this dryer
is effective
for only 90 days.
Warranty
Service
is installed
and operated
according
to the instructions
in this manual,
Sears will repair or replace any of its
mechanical
or electrical parts if they are
defective
in material or workmanship.
NOTE: Exhausting
your dryer with
a plastic vent may void this warranty.
Pages 23-27 of this manual describe
the complete
exhaust requirements
for
this dryer.
Warranty service is available
your nearest Sears Service
United States.
by contacting
Center in the
This warranty applies only while
is in use 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.
Hoffrnan
Estates,
IL 60179.
Your safety
and the safety
this dryer
of others
is very
817WA,
important.
We have provided
many important
safety messages
in this manual
and on your appliance.
Always
read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol
alerts
you to hazards
that can kil! or hurt you and others.
All safety messages
will be preceded
by the safety
alert symbol
and the word "DANGER"
or "WARNING;'
These words mean:
injured
youkilled
don'tor follow
You will ifbe
seriously
instructions.
You
can if be
seriously
injured
youkilled
don't or follow
instructions.
All safety messages
will identify the hazard,
tell you how to reduce
the
chance
of injury, and tell you what can happen
if the instructions
are
not followed.
YOUR SAFETY iS IMPORTANT
TO US.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, or injury to persons when
using your dryer, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
• Read all instructions
before using the dryer.
• Do not dry articles that have been
previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked
in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning
solvents, or other flammable
or explosive
substances
as they give off vapors that
could ignite or explode.
• Do not allow children to play on or in
the dryer. Close supervision
of children
is necessary when the dryer is used
near children.
• Before the dryer is removed from
or discarded,
remove the door.
• Do not reach into the dryer
is moving.
service
if the drum
• Do not tamper
• Do not use fabric softeners or products
to eliminate static unless recommended
by the manufacturer
or product.
of the fabric
• Clean lint screen
load.
before
or after each
• Keep area around the exhaust opening
and adjacent surrounding
areas free from
the accumulation
of lint, dust, and dirt.
of the machine
Observe
and exhaust
vent should be cleaned periodically
qualified service personnel.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANT:
softener
• Do not use heat to dry articles containing
foam rubber or similarly textured rubberlike materials.
• The interior
• Do not install or store this dryer where it
can be exposed to water and/or weather.
with controls.
• Do not repair or replace any part of the
dryer or attempt any servicing unless
specifically recommended
in the Owner's
Manual or in published user-repair
instructions
that you understand
and
have the skills to carry out.
all governing
codes
and ordinances.
by
INSTALLATION
OVERVIEW
For a complete list of tools and parts
needed, see pages 5-7.
A. SELECT
LOCATION
Standard
FOR YOUR
Installation
(pgs.
DRYER
8-9)
(pgs.
8-10)
Recessed
Installation
Area/C!oset
Instructions
(pgs.
i
B. INSTALL
LEVELING
LEGS (p. 11)
\
\
Tools
S!
Adjustable
wrench
Needed:
Parts
Needed:
(supplied with dryer)
Level
4 leveling legs
Two corner
posts (from
dryer carton)
Flashlight (optional
depending on
installation)
9-10)
C.MAKE
ELECTRICAL
CONNECTION
(pgs.
12-22)
@
If using
a power
Tools
_/4-inch nut
driver (shown)
or socket wrench
cord:
Needed:
Parts
Needed:
#2 Phillips head
screwdriver
New 3- or 4-wire, 30-amp.,
U.L.-listed power supply
cord kit (includes strain relief)
Flashlight (optional
depending on installation)
If making
a direct wire connection:
Tools Needed:
_/4-inch nut
driver (shown)
or socket wrench
Wire stripper
Parts
Needed:
#2 Phillips head
screwdriver
lO-gauge, 3- or 4-wire,
flexible armored
or nonmetallic
sheathed copper cable
(with grounding wire).
Flashlight (optional
depending on
installation)
3/4-inch,
U.L.-listed
strain relief
D.CONNECT
EXHAUST
Tools
Tin snips
(pgs.
23-27)
Needed:
Parts
Duct tape
Needed:
4-inch rigid or
flexible heavy
metal vent
f
Flashlight
(optional depending
on installation)
4-inch metal elbow(s)
(optional depending
on installation)
O0
Fiat-bladed
screwdriver
4-inch outlet
exhaust hood
(4) 4-inch
diameter clamps
A. SELECT LOCATION FOR
YOUR DRYER
Selecting
the proper
location for your
dryer makes installation
easy and
gives you the best drying
performance.
STANDARD
INSTALLATION
Check location where dryer will be installed.
Proper installation
is your responsibility.
Make sure you have everything
necessary
for correct installation
(see illustration
below).
The dryer must
can be exposed
not be installed where it
to water and/or weather.
• Proper operation
of dryer cycles
requires temperatures
above 45°F (at
lower temperatures,
the dryer may not
shut off at the end of automatic
cycles
and drying times will be extended).
Explosion
Keep flammable
materials
and vapors,
such as gasoline,
away from dryer.
Place dryer at least 18 inches above
the floor for a garage installation.
Failure
to follow
can result
these
in death,
instructions
explosion,
or fire.
• Check code requirements.
Some
codes limit or do not permit installation
of clothes dryers in garages,
closets,
mobile homes, or sleeping quarters.
Contact your local building inspector.
30-amp.
X
Support:
Floor must be
sturdy enough to support
a total weight of 175
pounds (includes dryer
and load weight).
Hazard
fuse.
Level floor:
Maximum
allowable slope under
entire dryer - 1 inch.
DRYERDIMENSIONS
Mostinstallations
willrequire
atleast
5-inchclearance
behind
thedryerfor
thedryervent.
Location
mustbelargeenough
tofully
opendryerdoor.
Side-SwingDoor
(Large Opening)
2713
Side-SwingDoor
(Wide Opening)
Hamper Door
(Wide Opening)
2713/16'
9
RECESSED AREA/CLOSET
iNSTALLATiON iNSTRUCTiONS
Check
governing
codes
and ordinances.
This dryer may be installed
area or closet.
in a recessed
The dryer must not be installed where it
can be exposed
to water and/or weather.
* Proper operation
of dryer cycles
requires temperatures
above 45°F (at
lower temperatures,
the dryer may not
shut off at the end of automatic
cycles
and drying times will be extended).
MINIMUM
* Check code requirements.
Some
codes limit or do not permit installation
of clothes dryers in garages,
closets,
mobile homes, or sleeping
quarters.
Contact your local building
inspector.
WARNING:
appliance
To reduce
the risk of fire, this
must be exhausted
outdoors.
NOTE: No fuel-burning
appliances
may
be installed in the same closet as a dryer.
INSTALLATION
SPACING
_J:
3"
f
**a.8.sq. in:_
r,,lIfll I_ nil}
ventilation
area
**24 sq. in.
minimum
ventilatien
area
3"
I I÷ 29"-H F-.1,,
FrontView
(DoorNot Shown)
Side View
(Door Shown)
FrontView
(Door With Vent)
* Additionalclearancesfor wall, doorandfloor moldings mayhe required. 0" clearance
is acceptablehnt notrecornmended.
** Openingis minirnnmforclosetdoor.Lonvereddoor with equivalent air
openingsisacceptable.
*** Additional space is neededwhenexternal exhaustelbow is used.Can be 0" clearance
whenhouseexhaustingis linedupdirectly withdryerexhaust.
* In the above illustration,
the installation
spacing is in inches and is the minimum
allowable.
* Additional
spacing should be considered
for ease of installation
and servicing.
* If closet door is installed, the minimum
air openings
in top and bottom are
I0
required.
Louvered
air openings
acceptable.
doors with equivalent
in top and bottom
are
* All installations
must be exhausted
outside. Use at least the minimum
dimensions
indicated.
B. iNSTALL LEVELING LEGS
Leveling
your dryer correctly
will
reduce
operating
noise and provide
improved
drying
performance.
STEP 5. Stand the dryer up and move
it close to its final location. Leave enough
room to connect the exhaust vent.
STEP 6. Check levelness of dryer by
placing a level on top of the dryer, first
side-to-side;
then front-to-back.
STEP 1. Take two of the cardboard
corners from the carton. Place them
on the floor
in back of the dryer.
STEP 2. Firmly grasp the body of the
dryer (not the top or console
panel).
Gently lay dryer on the cardboard corners.
STEP 7. If dryer is not level, prop the
dryer up using two stacked cardboard
corner posts. Use a wrench to adjust
the legs up or down.
STEP
check
3. With one of the legs in hand,
the ridges for a diamond
marking.
STEP 4. Start to screw the legs into
the holes by hand. Use a wrench to finish
turning the legs until diamond
marking
is no longer visible. This is when we
recommend
you start checking
the dryer
for levelness.
Further adjustment
may
be necessary.
NOTE: It may be necessary
to level
the dryer again after it is moved into
its final position.
11
C,MAKE
ELECTRICAL
ELECTRICAL
CONNECTION
It is your
responsibility:
• To contact
a qualified
• To assure
that the electrical
electrical
installer.
installation
is adequate
and in conformance
with
the National
Electrical
Code, ANSI/
NFPA 70 - latest edition and all local
codes and ordinances.
Copies of the code standards
above may be obtained
from:
National
REQUIREMENTS
Fire
Protection
Batterymarch
Park
Quincy, Massachusetts
listed
Association
02269
The proper
electrical
connection
ensures
a safe installation
that
meets
local
code
requirements.
A three-wire
or four-wire,
single
phase, 120/240-volt,
60-Hz., AC-only,
electrical
supply (or three-wire
or
four-wire,
120/208-volt
if specified on
serial/rating
plate) is required on a
separate
30-ampere
circuit, fused on
both sides of the line. A time-delay
fuse
or circuit breaker is recommended.
This dryer is manufactured
with the
3-wire, frame-grounding
conductor
connected
to the NEUTRAL
(white
or center) of the wiring harness of the
terminal block. Do not have a fuse in
the neutral or grounding
circuit. A fuse
in the neutral or grounding
circuit could
result in an electrical
shock.
Use a 4-conductor
cord when
dryer is installed in a mobile
an area where local codes
permit
ELECTRICAL
CONNECTION
OPTIONS
grounding
the neutral.
And You Will Be
Connecting To:
If Your Home Has:
Go To
Page
A U.L.-tisted, 120/240-volt
minimum, 30-amp., dryer
power supply cord.*
13-1.
receptacle
(NEMA Type 10-30R)
3-wire direct
A fused disconnect
15 - II.
3-wire electrical
3,h"_l
or
circuit breaker box*
4-wire electrical
A U.L.-listed, 120/240-volt
minimum, 30-amp., dryer
power supply cord.
18 - Ill.
receptacle
(NEMA Type 14-30R)
4-wire direct
A fused disconnect
21 - IV.
I_5"
I
circuit breaker box.
*if local codes do not permit the connection of a frame-grounding
to the neutral wire, see the instructions on page 17.
I2
through
the
home or
do not
conductor
or
i. THREE-WIRE
CONNECTION
ELECTRICAL
TO RECEPTACLE
Use a 3-wire power supply
Local codes may permit the use of
a U.L.-listed,
120/240-volt
minimum,
30-ampere,
dryer power supply cord
kit (pigtail). Power supply cord should
be type SRD or SRDT and be at least
four feet long. The wires that connect
to the dryer must end with ring terminals
or spade terminals
with upturned ends.
cord:
Do not use an extension
cord with
this dryer.
Fire Hazard
Do not connect plug end of power
supply cord into a live receptacle
before connecting
power supply cord
to dryer terminal
block.
Use a new UL approved 30 ampere
power supply cord.
Use a UL approved
strain relief.
The power supply cord must have three,
No.-10 copper wires to match a threewire receptacle
of NEMAType
10-30R.
Disconnect power before making
electrical connections.
Connect neutral wire (white or center
wire) to center terminal (silver).
Ground wire (green or bare wire)
must be connected to green ground
connector.
Connect remaining 2 supply wires
to remaining 2 terminals (gold).
Securely tighten all electrical
connections.
Spade terminals
with upturned ends
(OR ring terminals)
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death, fire, or electrical
shock,
terminals
(0R spade
terminals)
This blade connected
_te
this conductor
%-inch,U.L.-listed
strain relief
Three=Wire
Power
Supply
Neutral wire
(white)
Cord
Three-wirereceptacle
(NEIVlATypel0-30R)
13
GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
Thisappliance
mustbegrounded.
Intheevent of malfunction or breakdown, grounding
will reduce the risk
of electric shock by providing
a path
of least resistance
for electric current.
The power supply cord must be plugged
into an appropriate
outlet that is properly
installed and grounded
in accordance
with all local codes and ordinances.
WARNING:
improper
connection
equipment-grounding
conductor
result in a risk of electric shock.
of the
can
Check
with a qualified
electrician
or serviceman
if your are in doubt as to whether the
appliance
is properly
grounded.
Do not modify the plug on the power
supply cord. If it will not fit the outlet,
have a proper outlet installed
by a
qualified
electrician.
STEP
1. Disconnect
STEP 3. Attach a 3/4-inch, U.L.-listed
strain relief to the hole below terminal
block opening. Strain relief should have
a tight fit with dryer cabinet and be in a
horizontal
position.
Put the power supply
cord through the strain relief.
STEP 4. Loosen
or remove
terminal
block
screws. Connect
the neutral wire (white
or center) of power supply cord under
the center screw of the terminal block.
STEP
5. Connect
the other
two wires
to outer terminal
block screws. Securely
tighten all electrical
connections.
External ground
Center silver-colored
connector _
2rminal
blockscrew
power.
STEP 2. Remove hold-down
and terminal block cover.
screw
(white)
H01d-d0wnscrew
Neutral /
grounding wire
(green/yellow)
III
\
_
"3/4-inch,
U.L.-listed
strain relief
3=Wire Connection with
Frame-Grounding
Conductor
STEP
6. Tighten
the strain
relief
STEP
7. Insert tab of terminal
screws.
block
cover into slot of the dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down
screw.
Terminal blosk sever
If local codes do not permit the
connection
of a frame=grounding
conductor
to the neutral
wire,
see the instructions
on page 17.
Otherwise,
proceed
on page 23.
I4
with
installation
II. THREE-WIRE
CONNECTION
ELECTRICAL
(DIRECT WIRE)
Prepare cable as directed:
A conduit
connector
GROUNDING
Fire Hazard
Use 10 gauge solid copper wire.
Use a UL approved strain relief.
Disconnect power before making
electrical connections.
Connect neutral wire (white or center
wire) to center terminal (silver).
Ground wire (green or bare wire)
must be connected to green ground
connector.
must
be installed
at
junction box. Allow four feet of slack in the
line so dryer can be moved if servicing
is ever necessary.
iNSTRUCTIONS
This appliance
must be connected
to
a grounded
metal, permanent
wiring
system; or an equipment-grounding
conductor
must be run with the circuit
conductors
and connected
to the
equipment-grounding
lead on the appliance.
STEP
1. Disconnect
terminal
or
power.
STEP la. Strip 31/2 inches of outer
covering from end of cable. If using
3-wire cable with grounding
wire, cut
the bare wire even with outer covering.
Connect remaining 2 supply wires
to remaining 2 terminals (gold).
Securely tighten all electrical
connections.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death, fire, or electrical
shock.
STEP
lb.
Cut 1 inch of insulation
from
the end of each insulated wire. Shape the
end of each wire into a "U" shaped hook.
The dryer can be connected
directly to
fused disconnect
or circuit breaker box
with three-wire,
flexible armored or nonmetallic sheathed
copper cable (with
grounding
wire). All current-carrying
wires
must be insulated.
15
STEP2.Remove
hold-down
screwand STEP 4a. Place the hook-shaped
terminal
blockcover.
of the wire over the terminal block
The open side of the hook should
H01d-d0wn
screwto the right. Squeeze hook end of
together
STEP
3. Attach a 3/4-inch, U.L.-listed
relief to the hole below terminal
block opening.
Strain relief should have
a tight fit with dryer cabinet and be in a
horizontal
position.
Put the direct wire
cable
through
the strain
STEP
4. Loosen
relief.
or remove
terminal
block
screws. Connect the neutral wire (white
or center) of direct wire cable under the
center screw of the terminal
block.
External ground
connector
STEP
6. Tighten
STEP
7. Insert
face
wire
a loop.
5. Connect
to outer terminal
same method(s)
Securely tighten
Terminalblock cover
STEP
strain
to form
end
screw.
the other
two wires
block screws using the
described
in STEP 4a.
all electrical connections.
the strain
relief
tab of terminal
screws.
block
cover into slot of the dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down
screw.
If local codes do not permit the
connection
of a frame-grounding
conductor
to the neutral
wire,
see the instructions
on page 17.
Otherwise,
proceed
on page 23.
with
installation
Centersilver-colored
block screw
Neutral wire
(white)
Neutralgro0nding
wire (green/yellow)
3-Wire Connection with Direct Wire
and Frame=Grounding
Conductor
I6
3/4-inch,&L-listed
strainrelief
ALTERNATE
CONNECTION:
If localcodesdonotpermitthe
connection
ofa frame-grounding
conductortotheneutralwire:
STEP1.Disconnect
power.
STEP2.Makesurethepowersupply
cordordirectwire cable is in place
(see STEPS 1-3 on page 14 for power
cord connections
or STEPS 1-3 on
pages
15-16
for direct
wire
connection).
STEP 3. Remove the neutral grounding
wire (green/yellow
wire) from external
grounding
connector
screw. Loosen or
remove terminal
block screws. Connect
neutral grounding
wire and the neutral
wire (white or center) of power supply
cord or direct wire cable under the center
screw of the terminal
block.
STEP
4. Connect
the other
two wires
to outer terminal
block screws. Securely
tighten all electrical
connections.
STEP
5. Tighten
the strain
relief
STEP
6. Insert tab of terminal
screws.
block
cover into slot of the dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down
screw.
STEP 7. Connect
separate
copper
grounding
wire from external ground
connector
to an adequate
ground. If
codes permit and a separate
grounding
wire is used, it is recommended
that a
qualified electrician
determine
that the
grounding
path is adequate.
Proceed
with
External
ground
installation
on page
23.
Neutral
gr0unding wire
(green/yell0w)
Groundingpath
determined by a
qualified electrician
Alternate
3=Wire
External-Grounding
Connection
with
Conductor
17
Ill. MAKE FOUR-WIRE
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
TO RECEPTACLE
Use a 4-wire power
supply
Local codes may permit the use of
a U.L.-listed,
120/240-volt
minimum,
30-ampere,
dryer power supply cord kit
(pigtail). Power supply cord should be
type SRD or SRDT and be at least four
feet long. The wires that connect to the
dryer must end with ring terminals
or
spade terminals
with upturned ends.
cord:
For mobile
Fire Hazard
Use a new UL approved 30 ampere
power supply cord.
Use a UL approved
homes
or other
four-wire
installations,
the power supply cord must
have four, No.-10 copper wires and
match a four-wire
receptacle
of NEMA
Type 14-30R. The fourth wire (grounding
conductor)
must be identified
with a
green cover or bare copper wire and
the neutral conductor
by a white cover.
strain relief.
Do not use an extension
Disconnect power before making
electrical connections.
cord with
this dryer.
Do not connect plug end of power
supply cord into a live receptacle
before
connecting
power supply cord to dryer
terminal
block.
Connect neutral wire (white or center
wire) to center terminal (silver).
Ground wire (green or bare wire)
must be connected to green ground
connector.
Connect remaining 2 supply wires
to remaining 2 terminals (gold).
Securely tighten all electrical
connections.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death, fire, or electrical
shock.
3/4-inch,U.L.-listed
strainrelief
Neutral
Grounding
wire (green)
Grounding
prong
(Mobile
Four-Wire
Power Supply
home or other four-wire
Four-wire receptacle
(NEMA Type 14-30R)
I8
Cord
installations)
Neutral wire
(white)
Ring
terminals
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. The
power supply cord must be plugged into
an appropriate
outlet that is properly
installed
and grounded
in accordance
with all local codes and ordinances.
WARNING:
Improper
connection
equipment-grounding
conductor
result in a risk of electric shock.
of the
can
Check
with a qualified
electrician
or serviceman
if you are in doubt as to whether
the
appliance
is properly
grounded.
STEP 3. Attach a 3/4-inch, U.L.-listed
strain relief to the hole below terminal
block opening. Strain relief should have
a tight fit with dryer cabinet and be in a
horizontal
position.
Put the power supply
cord through the strain relief.
STEP
4. Remove
the center
block screw. Remove
ing wire (green/yellow
grounding
screw.
External ground
connector
terminal
the neutral groundwire) from external
Centersilver-colored
terminal block screw
Do not modify the plug on the power
supply cord. If it will not fit the outlet,
have a proper outlet installed
by a
qualified
electrician.
STEP
1. Disconnect
power.
STEP 2. Remove hold-down
and terminal block cover.
screw
H01d-d0wnscrew
J
Green/yellow wire
of harness
Terminalblock cover
19
STEP5.Connect
neutralgrounding
wire
andtheneutralwire(whiteorcenter)
ofpowersupplycordunderthecenter
screwofterminal
block.
STEP6.Connect
theothertwoinsulated
wirestoouterterminal
blockscrews.
STEP7.Connect
thegrounding
wire
(green)
ofthepowersupplycordtothe
external
grounding
conductor
screw.
Securely
tighten
allelectrical
connections.
STEP8.Inserttabofterminal
block
coverintoslotofthedryerrearpanel.
Secure
coverwithhold-down
screw.
Proceed
with
installation
External
ground
Green wire
on page
23,
Centersilvercoloredterminal
block screw
(white)
/
of power supply
cord or bare
copperwire
3/4-inch,U.L.-listed
strain relief
4-Wire Connection
with
Frame-Grounding
Conductor
20
Neutral wire
,. Neutral
groundingwire
(green/yell0w)
IV. FOUR-WIRE ELECTRICAL
CONNECTION (DIRECT WIRE)
Prepare
cable
GROUNDING
INSTRUCTIONS
This appliance
must be connected
to
a grounded
metal, permanent
wiring
system; or an equipment-grounding
conductor
must be run with the circuit
conductors
and connected
to the
as directed:
Fire Hazard
equipment-grounding
lead on the appliance.
terminal
STEP
1. Disconnect
power.
STEP
la.
Strip 5 inches
or
of outer
covering
from end of cable. Leave
bare grounding
wire at 5 inches.
Use 10 gauge solid copper wire,
Use a UL approved strain relief,
Disconnect power before making
electrical connections.
Connect neutral wire (white or center
wire) to center terminal (silver).
Ground wire (green or bare wire)
must be connected to green ground
connector.
5"_
STEP
Connect remaining 2 supply wires
to remaining 2 terminals (gold).
lb.
Cut
11/2 inches
I
from the
three remaining
insulated wires. Strip
insulation
back 1 inch. Shape the end
of each wire into a "U" shaped hook.
Securely tighten all electrical
connections,
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death, fire, or electrical
shock,
The dryer can be connected
directly to
fused disconnect
or circuit breaker box
with four-wire flexible armored or nonmetallic sheathed
copper cable (with
grounding
wire). All current-carrying
wires
must be insulated.
The grounding
wire
may be bare.
A conduit
connector
must
be installed
at
STEP 2. Remove hold-down screw
and terminal block cover.
junction
box. Allow four feet of slack in the
line so dryer can be moved if servicing
is
H01d-d0wnscrew
ever necessary.
Terminal block cover
21
STEP 3. Attach a 3/4-inch, U.L.-listed
strain relief to the hole below terminal
STEP 6. Place the hook-shaped
the wire over the terminal
block
block opening. Strain relief should have
a tight fit with dryer cabinet and be in a
horizontal
position.
Put the direct wire
cable through the strain relief.
The open side of the hook should face
to the right. Squeeze hook end of wire
together to form a loop.
STEP
4. Remove
the center
block screw. Remove
ing wire (green/yellow
grounding
screw.
end of
screw.
terminal
the neutral groundwire) from external
Centersilver-colored
terminalblockscrew
External ground
connecter
STEP 7. Connect the other two wires
to outer terminal block screws. Use the
same method described
in STEP 6.
STEP
8. Connect
the direct
0
Green/yell0w wire
0! harness
STEP
9. Tighten
the strain
STEP
relief screws.
10. Insert
tab of terminal
block
cover into slot of the dryer rear panel.
Secure cover with hold-down
screw.
STEP 5. Connect
neutral grounding
wire
and the neutral wire (white or center) of
direct wire cable under the center screw
of terminal block.
Centersilver-colored
terminalblock screw
External ground
connecter
Neutral wire (white)
8are copper wire
Neutral
3/4.inch,
U.L.-listed
strain relief
22
wire cable
(bare) grounding
wire to the externalgrounding
conductor
screw. Securely
tighten all electrical
connections.
4=Wire
Connection
and
Frame-Grounding
grounding wire
(green/yell0w)
with
Direct
Wire
Conductor
D. CONNECTEXHAUST
• If using an existing exhaust system,
disconnect
vent from the dryer and
clean one section at a time until you
reach the exhaust hood. To clean out
A properly
exhausted
dryer will give
you the shortest
drying
time, lower
your utility
bills, and extend
the life
of the dryer.
lint, you can use the hose attachment
on your vacuum,
or use a pole or wire
with a feather duster or rag attached.
Fire Hazard
Use a heavy
metal
vent.
Do not use a plastic
Do not
use a metal
vent.
foil
vent.
Failure
to follow
these instructions
can result
in death or fire.
WARNING:
this dryer
To reduce
section
to reinstall
your vent system.
the risk of fire,
must be exhausted
• Use a heavy
• Make sure exhaust hood is not plugged
with lint. Follow the instructions
in this
outdoors.
metal vent.
• Do not use a plastic
vent.
• Do not use a metal foil vent.
• Do not exhaust
a wall, a ceiling,
of a building.
dryer
into a chimney,
or a concealed
• The diameter
of the heavy
must be 4 inches.
• Do not use an exhaust
magnetic
metal
space
vent
hood with a
latch.
23
ROUTE
THE VENT
Typical installations
rear of the dryer.
DETERMINE
exhaust from the
Avoid pushing the dryer tightly against
a wall. This can crush or kink the vent.
Use the straightest
path you can, where
possible. Avoid 90 ° turns.
Maximum
VENT
Exhaust
offset connections
for standard
- (see pgs. 25-26)
NOTE: If a combination
of rigid metal
vent and flexible metal vent is used,
use instructions
for flexible metal vent.
EXHAUST
HOODS
Number
of 90 °
Turns
Maximum length of
4-inch diameter
rigid
heavy metal vent
0
1
2
3
4
64 ft.
54 ft.
44 ft.
35 ft.
27ft.
Number
of 900
Turns
Maximum length of
4-inch diameter flexible
heavy metal vent
0
1
2
3
4
36 ft.
31 ft.
27 ft.
25ft.
23ft.
21/2-INCH
Rear exhaust installations for offset
connections with close clearances (see p. 27)
Lengths:
• The maximum
length of the rear
exhaust system depends
on the
type of vent, the number of elbows,
and the type of exhaust hood. Refer
to the chart below.
4-INCH
Rear exhaust installations
LENGTH
EXHAUST
HOODS*
Number
of 900
Turns
Maximum length of
4-inch diameter rigid
heavy metal vent
0
1
2
3
4
58 ft.
48ft.
38 ft.
29ft.
21ft.
Number
of 900
Turns
Maximum length of
4-inch diameter flexible
heavy metal vent
O
1
2
3
4
28ft.
23ft.
19ft.
17ft.
15ft.
*Use a 4-inch exhaust hood if possible.
24
STANDARD
OFFSET
CONNECTIONS
STEP 3. Place a clamp on each
vent elbow and connect elbow
Using4-inchrigidheavymetalvent: ofdryer's
exhaust outlet. Tape the
NOTE:Donotsecureexhaust vent
with duct tape. Tighten clamp.
end
to your
joint
joints with screws. Screws can catch lint
and slow the drying process,
instead,
use clamps to secure exhaust vent joints.
STEP
1. Install
a 4-inch
metal
the hood and on the dryer's
elbow
exhaust
on
outlet.
STEP 2. Measure the length of 4-inch
rigid heavy metal vent needed to connect
the two elbows.
Elbow
_
Tape
Wall
Exhaust
_,- hoed
Rigid .
heavy
metal
vent
_Duct
tape &
clamps
_STEP
Clamp
STEP 4. Connect vent to elbow. Tape
the joint with duct tape. Tighten clamp.
2
STEP
Dryer_
_" Elbaw
Ducttape &
clamps
5. install
one end of elbow
vent, the other end to the exhaust
Tape joints and tighten clamps.
Finish
installation,
iNSTALLATiON"
on
hood.
See "REVIEW
on page
28.
The vent usually comes in 2-foot lengths.
Use tin snips to cut the vent 3 inches
longer than your measurement
in order
to make a connection.
25
Using4-inchflexibleheavymetalvent:
NOTE:Donotsecureexhaust vent
joints with screws. Screws can catch lint
and slow the drying process,
instead,
use clamps to secure exhaust vent joints.
STEP 6. Stretch the vent only as
needed by pulling out from the center
in each direction.
Do not stretch vent
sections over 6 feet. If distance
is more
than 6 feet, use 2 or more sections of
STEP
rigid metal vent with flexible
attached
at ends.
1. Install
a 4-inch
metal elbow
on the exhaust hood and, if necessary,
on the dryer's exhaust outlet.
STEP 2. Measure the length of 4-inch
flexible heavy metal vent needed from
the dryer to the hood.
8. To fit the vent over
the duct on
.--Wall
the hood it may be necessary
to make
two 1/2-inch cuts in the end of the vent to
/Exhaust
_, heed
allow
it to expand.
=_"Duct
tape &
clamps
"_ STEP 2
Duct tape
clamp
Duct
tape &
clamp
EIbaw
(optional)
STEP 3. Add 10 inches to the measurement for each bend in the vent.
STEP 4. Add
measurement
dryer's
3 more inches
for connection
exhaust
outlet
and
to the
over the
hood.
STEP 5. Place a clamp on each end of
vent elbow. Install one end of elbow on
vent, the other end to the exhaust
Tape joints and tighten clamps.
Tape
Clamp
26
vent
STEP 7. Connect the vent directly to
the dryer outlet or to a separate elbow.
Tape the joints with duct tape. Secure
with clamps.
STEP
Elbow
Flexible heavy
metal vent
metal
hood.
Finish installation. See "REVIEW
INSTALLATION"
on page 28,
OFFSETCONNECTIONS
WITH
CLOSECLEARANCES
Whenyourexhaust vent is in a close
clearance
behind the dryer, or if you are
installing
your dryer in a recessed
area
or closet, you will find it helpful to install
the exhaust vent over-the-top*
of the
dryer. A kit is available
from your local
Sears store or Sears Service Center.
*Parts may be covered
U.S. Patents.
LOOP
NOTE: Vent systems come in many
varieties.
Select the type that best
fits your installation.
Three of the
most common types of installations
are illustrated
here.
by one or more
SYSTEM
Vent system installed over-the-top
with standard elbows
PERISCOPE
Vent system installed over-the-top
with one offset and one standard elbow
SYSTEM
[
",,
Vent system
with one periscope
(2-inch clearance)
27
REVIEW INSTALLATION
Take
this
that
and
your
a few minutes
to complete
checklist.
It wil! help assure you
you have a proper installation
increase
your satisfaction
with
Kenmore
dryer,
[]
Check that all parts you removed
from the parts packages
are now
installed.
[]
Ensure that dryer is positioned
in its
final location.
Make sure vent is not
crushed
or kinked.
[] Ensure that dryer is level by placing
a level on top of the dryer. Check sideto-side first, then check front-to-back.
If dryer is not level, adjust the legs up
or down.
[] Check to make sure you have all
the tools you started with.
FINAL STEPS
[]
Plug the power supply cord into the
grounded
outlet or connect direct
wire to power supply.
[]
Turn power
[]
Wipe the interior of the drum
thoroughly
with a damp cloth
remove any dust.
supply
on.
to
[]
Remove the blue protective
film on
the console and any tape remaining
on dryer.
[]
Take a few minutes
and read the
Operating
Instructions
(pgs. 29-35)
to fully understand
your new dryer.
28
[] Start the dryer and allow it to
complete
a full heat cycle (not the
AIR DRY Cycle). After five minutes,
open dryer door. You should feel
heat inside the dryer. If you do not
feel heat, see "TROUBLESHOOTING"
on pages
41-42.
NOTE: You may notice a burning odor.
This smell is common when the heating
element is first used. The smell will go
away.
STARTING YOUR DRYER
Explosion
Fire Hazard
Hazard
Keep flammable
materials
vapors,
such as gasoline,
from dryer.
and
away
Do not dry anything
that has ever
had anything
flammable
on it (even
after washing).
Failure to follow
can result
or fire,
these
in death,
instructions
explosion,
NOTE: The drawings
in this section
show the basic features
of all models
dryer's
by this manual. Refer to the
"Feature Sheet" for your
particular
STEP 1. Check
if needed.
Do not dry anything
that has ever
had any type of oil on it (including
cooking oils),
items containing
foam, rubber,
or plastic must be dried on a
clothesline
or by using an air cycle.
Failure to follow these instructions
can result in death or fire.
To get the best drying results, you must
operate your dryer properly.
This section
gives you this important
information.
covered
supplied
No washer can completely
remove
oil,
STEP 3. Set Cycle Selector
(Timer)_see
pgs. 30 and
Control
32).
STEP 4. Set FABRIC/TEMPERATURE
Control_,
if available
(see p. 31 ).
Check clothes label for manufacturer's
recommendations.
features.
lint screen.
STEP 2. Put laundry
shut door.
Clean
into dryer
and
STEP 5. Press PUSH TO START
Button_
Be sure door is closed.
STOPPING/RESTARTING
YOUR
DRYER
• To stop the dryer
dryer door.
at any time,
open
• To restart, press PUSH TO START
Button. Be sure door is closed.
• If you wish to end your drying cycle,
turn Cycle Selector Control (Timer)
to OFF.
O
@
O
29
CYCLE DESCRIPTION
TIMED
DRY CYCLE
Use this cycle to get 60, 70, or 80
minutes (depending
on model) of heated
drying time.
The AUTO DRY Cycle saves you time
by providing
the best drying
results
in the shortest
time. This can help
you save money on utility
bills and
reduce
the risk of fabric
damage.
AUTO
DRY CYCLE
Use AUTO DRY for most loads. Drying
time varies according
to type of fabric,
size of load, and dryness setting.
Using
Automatic
Drying
Cycles
• Set the Cycle Selector Control (Timer)
to NORMAL
DRY(*) which is good for
most fabrics.
• At the end of the cycle, feel the dried
clothes. If they are damp, select MORE
DRY the next time you do a similar load.
If they are overdried,
select LESS DRY
the next time you do a similar load.
• If your dryer has an end-of-cycle
signal,
it will sound (if selected)
once the cycle
is completed.
Select models feature a
non-adjustable
end-of-cycle
signal.
On Dryers
with
AUTO
DRY
ture in clothes as they pass over it. When
the dryness selected
is reached, the
dryer goes into a 10-minute
(approx.)
COOL DOWN period.
• If you do not unload the dryer, it goes
into WRINKLE
GUARD automatically,
if available.
For an explanation
of
WRINKLE
GUARD,
see page 34.
with
AUTO
DRY
I
• Dryness is determined
by thermostats
that react to the amount of moisture
in the air exhausted
from the dryer.
Moist air indicates clothes are still
damp. Dry air indicates
has been removed.
that moisture
NOTE: Dryers that do not have a
FABRIC/TEMPERATURE
Control, give
you a choice of settings for high heat
(PERMANENT
PRESS/NORMAL)
or
low heat (KNIT/DELICATE).
30
• If your dryer has an end-of-cycle
signal,
it will sound (if selected)
once the cycle
is completed.
Select models feature a
non-adjustable
end-of-cycle
signal.
TOUCH
UP CYCLE
Use this cycle to smooth synthetic
and
permanent
press clothes that are clean
but wrinkled from being crowded
in a
closet or suitcase.
• This setting provides about 15 minutes
of heated drying time followed by a 10minute (approx.)
COOL DOWN period.
• If your dryer has an end-of-cycle
signal,
it will sound (if selected)
once the cycle
is completed.
Select models feature a
non-adjustable
end-of-cycle
signal.
• Remove
tumbling
clothes
stops.
immediately
II
• Dryness is determined
by an electronic
sensor that "feels" the amount of mois-
On Dryers
• The heating cycle is followed
by a 10minute (approx.)
COOL DOWN period.
when
o TIMED
WRINKLE
GUARD
/
DRY
30
III 4111q
_0
20 30 AIR DRY
Soft Heat System
°'
FABRIC/TEMPERATURE
Proper
ensure
right
use of this
that fabrics
temperature
CONTROL
control
helps
are dried at the
for maximum
life.
Use this control to select the drying
temperature
that matches
the fabrics
in your load.
• Select
Select
LOW for delicate
HIGH for durable
as sturdy
work
clothes
fabrics.
fabrics
The following
table lists suggested
dryer settings and drying times for
various loads. This is only a guide.
Settings may require adjustment
such
or bath towels.
• The FABRIC/TEMPERATURE
Control
will not work when the Cycle Selector
Control (Timer) is in the AIR DRY Cycle.
depending
your load.
on the requirements
of
AUTO DRY
Setting
Drying
Temp
TIMED DRY
Setting**
Extra Heavy - Bedspreads, mattress
pads, quilts
MORE DRY
HIGH
70-80 min.
Heavyweight- Towels, jeans, corduroys,
work clothes
MORE DRY
HIGH
50-60 min.
NORMAL
DRY
MEDIUM/HIGH
or MEDIUM*
40-50 min.
NORMAL DRY
LOW
30-40 min.
Type of Load
COTTONS AND LINENS
Medium Weight - Sheets, cotton underwear
diapers
Lightweight - Batistes, organdies, lingerie
PERMANENT PRESS, SYNTHETICS AND BLENDS
Heavyweight - Work clothes, jackets,
raincoats
NORMAL
DRY
HIGH
40-50 min.
Medium Weight - Shirts, play clothes,
sheets, slacks
NORMAL
DRY
MEDIUM/HIGH
or MEDIUM*
30-40 min.
Lightweight - Lingerie, blouses, dresses
LESS DRY
MEDIUM or LOW*
20-30 min.
Heavyweight - Cottons, rayons, blends,
T-shirts, slacks, shirts
NORMAL
DRY
HIGH
40-50 min.
Medium Weight - Synthetics (polyester,
acrylic, etc.), dress slacks, skirts, sweaters
NORMAL
DRY
MEDIUM/HIGH
or MEDIUM*
30-40 min.
Lightweight - Synthetics (polyester, acrylic,
etc.) and blends, lingerie, blouses, dresses
LESS DRY
LOW
20-30 min.
KNITS
*Use the lowest temperature setting available on your dryer.
**Reset time, as needed, to allow items to dry completely.
31
USING AiR DRY
70
o> _50
WRINKLE
Using this cycle
benefits
of hang
drying
gives you al! the
drying
with a shorter
2O
°1]-7
CL-_
Use the AIR DRY Cycle to get up to
20 or 30 minutes (depending
on model)
of drying time in room temperature
air.
Use this setting for items that will not
tolerate
heat such as plastics and foam
rubber. Also use for airing and fluffing
items such as pillows.
MORE
DRY --
10
20
30
AiR DRY
Refer to the following
table for examples
of items that require drying without heat.
Use the AIR DRY Cycle, or place the
items on a line or rack to air dry.
Type of Load
AIR DRY Cycle*
FABRICS
Sheer curtains (2 or 3 panels), gauze, lace, etc.
(Use AIR DRY/AIR
RUBBER,
°
GUARD /
AUTO DRY II
time.
DELICATE
TIMEE
20-30 min.
FLUFF if tow heat is not available.)
PLASTIC,
HEAT-SENSITIVE
FABRICS
Foam rubber - Pillows,
padded bras, stuffed toys
• Make sure coverings
are securely stitched.
20-30 rain.
• Shake and fluff pillows by hand several times during the cycle.
• Make sure pillows are completely
dry. Foam rubber pillows
take a long time to dry.
Plastic - Shower
Rubber-backed
curtains, tablecloths
rugs
Otefin, potypropylene,
sheer nylon
• Reset time, as needed, to allow items to dry completely.
32
20-30 rain.
40-50 rain.
10-20 min
END-OF-CYCLE
Your
dryer
a drying
SIGNAL
sounds
cycle
CONTROL
a signal
when
is finished.
The signal is helpful when you are
drying permanent
press, synthetics,
and other items. These items should
be removed
from the dryer as soon
as it stops in order to prevent wrinkles.
• On some
signal
models,
the volume
of the
can be adjusted.
SOFT-HEAT_"_SYSTEM
SOFT-HEAT
_">System
guards
against
overdrying.
This helps your fabrics
retain the natural
moisture
they need,
prevents
static,
and reduces
pilling
the formation
of small lint-like
balls
on the surface
of garments.
Pilling
is the natural
result
of washing
and
wearing
of garments.
Kenmore dryers help prevent overdrying
so you get outstanding
fabric care. in
the AUTO DRY and TIMED DRY Cycles,
clothes are dried at the temperature
you selected
until the last few minutes
of the cycle. The dryer then switches to
low heat.
COOL
DOWN
Approximately
ten minutes before
end of the AUTO DRY and TIMED
Cycles, clothes are tumbled without
to help reduce wrinkles
and make
clothes more comfortable
to handle.
PUSH
TO START
BUTTON
Use this control to start the dryer.
Be sure the dryer door is closed.
Opening
the door stops the dryer, it
will not start again until you close the
door and press the PUSH TO START
Button. Be sure the Cycle Selector
Control (Timer) is still on a dry setting.
the
DRY
heat
7O
DRY
WRINKLE
GUARD
TIMED
I
30
AUTO
DRYII
.........
OCHLESSORY
TO°P
10
20 a0 AIR DRY
Soft H¢_t System
33
USING WRINKLE
GUARD
DRY RACK
WRINKLE
GUARD helps keep your
permanent
press items wrinkle-free
when you don't unload
the dryer
promptly
at the end of the AUTO DRY
Cycle.
will be continuous
was
Remove
before
slightly
below.
When you use the dry rack, the
heated air inside the dryer flows
If you do not open the door at the end
of the AUTO DRY Cycle, WRINKLE
GUARD will tumble the clothes without
heat for 30 minutes.
• This action
On some models, a dry rack
shipped on top of your dryer.
and discard shipping
blocks
using. The dry rack may look
different
than the one shown
in a
concentrated
pattern
to allow efficient
and uniform
drying.
The dry rack also
reduces
noise when drying
items that
have buckles.
unless
you open the dryer.
During WRINKLE
GUARD, the End-ofCycle SIGNAL will sound every 5 minutes.
7O
0_F_
WRINKLE
GUARD
0 TIMED
a specific
tumbling.
DRY
To Use
30
TOUCH
of time
without
UP
STEP
the Dry
Rack:
1. Open dryer
door.
DRY
1o
2o 3o AIR DRY
Soft He_,t S;_tcm
34
length
I
AUTO DRY g
LESS
Use the drying
rack with the TIMED
DRY orAIR
DRY Cycles
only. This
al!ows you to machine
dry items for
STEP 2. Put rack into the drum, fitting
rear legs into the grooves
in the back
wall of the dryer. Then push in rack and
drop the front legs into position on dryer
opening as shown.
STEP3.Placewetitemsontopofthe
dryrack.Allowspacearound
itemsfor
airtocirculate.
Therackdoesnotmove,
butthedrumwillrotate.Makesureitems
donothangovertheedgesorbetween
rackgrill.
STEP 4. Close dryer door.
STEP
5. Use the TIMED
DRY orAIR
Cycle.
Refer
below.
STEP
6. Set the FABRIC/TEMPERATURE
Control,
below.
STEP
to the table
if available.
Refer
DRY
to the table
7. Start the dryer.
To remove
to release
the dry rack, push it back
rear leg springs and lift out.
Suggested
items
for Rack Drying
FABRIC/
TEMPERATURE
Setting
Cycle Selector
(Timer)
Setting
Minutes*
1. Washable wool items (block to
shape and lay flat on rack)
DELICATE
TIMED DRY
6O
2. Stuffed toys (cotton or polyester
fiber filling)
COTTON
TIMED DRY
60
3. Stuffed toys (foam rubber filling)
AIR DRY
90
4. Galoshes
AIR DRY
20
(rubber)
5. Foam rubber pillows
AIR DRY
90
6. Tennis shoes
AIR DRY
30-40
*Reset time as needed to complete
drying.
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PREPARING CLOTHES
FOR DRYING
Follow
these
SORTING CLOTHES
recommendations
help save on utility
bills
the life of your garments.
to
and
prolong
• Refer to your Washer Owner's
for proper washing
techniques
additional
laundry tips.
• See page
Important
Manual
and
4 of this manual for
Safety Instructions.
• Separate
colorfast
DRYING TIPS
dark colors from light colors;
from non-colorfast.
Items
properly sorted by color for washing
are usually properly sorted for drying.
• Separate
heavy fabrics (denim,
towels) from light fabrics (synthetics,
permanent
press).
• Separate
lint givers (towels, chenille)
from lint takers (corduroy,
synthetics,
permanent
press). When possible,
turn lint takers inside out.
• Close zippers, snaps, and hooks to
avoid snagging
other items. Remove
heat-sensitive
trim that can be damaged
by drying. Tie strings and sashes so
they will not tangle.
• Check garments
for spots and stains
left after washing.
Do not tumble these
items. Heat may permanently
set stains.
• Check pockets before drying.
or metal objects can damage
dryer. Do not lay these objects
your dryer, they can damage
finish. Turn pockets of heavy
inside out for even drying.
Sharp
your
on
the
items
• Place small items such as baby
socks or hankies
in laundry bag for
easy removal.
• Articles
removed
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to be ironed
while
should
still damp.
be
CHOOSING
LOADSIZES
• Mixlargeitemswith small items.
Load the dryer by the amount
of space
items take up, not by their weight. Do
not overload the dryer. Overcrowding
causes uneven drying and wrinkling,
and can cause items to wear out faster
(because
of pilling).
USING
FABRIC
DRYER
SOFTENERS
Dryer fabric softeners
are recommended
for reducing
static cling. Always follow
package
instructions
carefully.
• Put one fabric softener sheet on top
of the load before starting the dryer.
Do not add a fabric softener
sheet after
• You may need to rearrange
large items
(sheets,
blankets,
tablecloths)
during
a cycle to reduce bailing or rolling up.
the drying cycle has started. Instant
heat can cause the fabric softener
to
• For better tumbling
action, when drying
only a few small items, add one or two
lint-free towels. This also prevents
small lightweight
items from blocking
airflow.
• Remove fabric softener
stains by wetting the stains and rubbing them with
liquid detergent
or bar soap and rewash.
SUPER
CAPACITY
EXTRA-LARGE
CAPACITY
Heavy
4 jeans
3 jeans
Work
Clothes
4 workpants
2 workshirts
3 workpants
2 workshirts
1 sweatshirt
1 sweatshirt
1 sweatpants
1 sweatpants
Mixed
3 sheets
3 sheets
Load
(1 king, 2 twin)
(1 king, 2 twin)
4 pillowcases
2 shirts
2 pillowcases
2 shirts
2 blouses
2 blouses
8 T-shirts
6 T-shirts
6 shorts
5 shorts
8 handkerchiefs
6 handkerchiefs
9 bath towels
7 bath towels
9 hand towels
8 hand towels
10 wash cloths
9 wash cloths
Towels
spot fabrics.
• Some fabric softeners
can clog the
lint screen and slow drying. Use fabric
softeners
labeled as dryer safe.
SAVING
ENERGY
• Use the AUTO
most loads.
• Dry full loads
• Avoid
DRY Cycle
to dry
only. Do not overdry.
overloading
dryer,
items to a partly dried
the door unnecessarily.
adding
wet
load, or opening
• Shorten drying times by exhausting
dryer properly and cleaning
exhaust
vent and outside exhaust hood as
needed.
• Keep the lint screen
• Use dryer where
is above 45°F.
• Sort
loads
clean.
room
by fabric
air temperature
weight
and type.
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This section explains how to care for
your dryer properly and safely.
STEP 3. Wipe
damp cloth.
STEP
4. Tumble
for 20 minutes
Proper
care
of your
its life and help
service
calls.
CLEANING
you
dryer
can
avoid
costly
thoroughly
with a
a load of clean
towels
to dry.
extend
CLEANING THE LINT SCREEN
YOUR
DRYER
EXTERIOR
Use a soft, darnp cloth to clean the cabinet
and console. Avoid using harsh abrasives.
Do not put sharp metal objects on or in
your dryer. They can damage the finish.
Remove
Lint Before
Every Load
The lint screen is located on top of your
dryer. Remove lint before every load.
A screen blocked by lint can increase
drying time.
To clean:
STEP
INTERIOR
Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable
cleaners.
Failure to do so can result
explosion, fire, or burns.
in death,
1. Pull the lint screen
straight
up.
STEP 2. Roll lint off the screen with your
fingers. Do not rinse or wash screen to
remove lint. Wet lint is hard to remove.
Garments
that contain unstable
dyes,
such as denim blue jeans or brightly
colored cotton items, may discolor the
dryer drum.
To clean
dryer
drum:
STEP 1. Make a paste with detergent
and very warm water and apply to a soft
cloth. Continue
with STEPS 2-4.
or
STEP la. Spray nonflammable
liquid
household
cleaner on the stained area.
Continue
with STEPS 2-4.
STEP 2. Scrub area until all excess dye
is removed.
STEP 3. Push
into place.
firmly
back
IMPORTANT:
• Do not run the dryer with the lint screen
loose, damaged,
blocked, or missing.
Doing so can cause overheating
and
damage
to both the dryer and fabrics.
• Some towels made of synthetic
fibers
and natural fibers (polyester
and cotton
blends) may shed more lint than other
towels, causing
your dryer's lint screen
to fill up faster. Be sure to remove lint
from the lint screen before and after
drying
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the lint screen
new towels.
WashLintScreen
AsNeeded
REMOVING
ACCUMULATED
LINT
Laundry
detergents
andfabricsofteners To remove accumulated
lint from
cancausea residue
buildup
onthelint exhaust vent:
screen.
Washthelintscreen
witha nylon
STEP 1. Disconnect
exhaust vent from
brushifit becomes
clogged
duetoa
the dryer.
residue
buildup.
Towash:
STEP 2. Clean one section of vent at
STEP1.Wetbothsidesoflintscreen a time until you reach the exhaust hood.
To clean out lint, you can use the hose
withhotwater.
STEP2.Weta nylonbrushwithhot
waterandliquiddetergent;
scrublint
screen
withthebrushtoremove
residue
buildup.
attachment
on your vacuum,
or use a
pole or wire with a feather duster or rag
attached.
STEP 3. Reconnect
vent as described
in the "INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS"
of this Owner's
Manual.
U
STEP3.Rinselintscreen
withhotwater.
STEP4.Thoroughly
drylintscreen
withacleantowel;replace
indryer.
CHECKING
FOR
To remove accumulated
OBSTRUCTED
AIRFLOW
Fromtimetotime,youmayfindithelpful inside the dryer:
Lint can gather inside the
tocheckyourdryerandexhaust system
for proper airflow. Poor airflow
in longer drying times.
To check
for obstructed
can result
airflow:
STEP 1. Check to ensure nothing
is blocking ventilation
slots on dryer
rear panel.
STEP 2. Inspect exhaust hood.
not be blocked or obstructed.
It should
fuel for a fire.
Lint should
lint
from
dryer and be
be removed
every 2 to 3 years, or more often,
depending
on dryer usage. Cleaning
should be done by a qualified
service
person.
Instructions
for removing
accumulated
lint can be found in the
Do-It-Yourself
repair manual for Kenmore
dryers. To order this manual, please call
1-800-366-7278
from anywhere
in the
United States. The part number is 787207.
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CHANGING
THEDRUMLIGHT
The dryer light automatically
inside the dryer drum when
turns on
you open the
door. if your dryer has a drum light, it will
look like one of the styles on this page.
To replace
STEP
bulb:
1. Disconnect
To replace
power.
STEP
STEP 2. Open the dryer door. Remove
the light bulb cover from the back wall of
the dryer by removing
the screw located
in the lower right corner of the cover.
STEP 3. Check that the light bulb is
screwed
in tightly. The vibration
of the
dryer may cause the bulb to come loose.
It this is not the problem,
remove the
light bulb by turning
it counterclockwise.
IMPORTANT:
Replace the bulb with
a 25-watt,
120V A.C. bulb only.
STEP 4. Install
it clockwise.
STEP
5. Replace
light bulb by turning
light
bulb cover.
STEP 6. Plug in power supply
or turn on electric supply.
cord
bulb:
1. Disconnect
power.
STEP 2. Open the dryer
drum light lens clockwise
door. Turn the
and remove it.
STEP 3. Check that the light bulb is
screwed
in tightly. The vibration
of the
dryer may cause the bulb to come loose.
It this is not the problem,
remove the
light bulb by turning it counterclockwise.
IMPORTANT:
Replace the bulb with
a 4g-watt,
120V A.C. bulb only.
STEP 4. Install
it clockwise.
light bulb by turning
STEP 5. Find the locking pins on the
drum light lens and place them directly
over the matching
notches on drum light
housing.
Push lens in and turn counterclockwise
to lock it in place.
STEP 6. Plug in power supply
or turn on electric supply.
MOVING
CARE
• Disconnect
power.
• Make sure leveling
in dryer base.
• Use masking
door.
VACATION
legs are secure
tape to secure
CARE
• Disconnect power.
• Clean lint screen.
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cord
dryer
Most laundering
problems
solved
if you understand
are easily
the cause.
Using the tables below will
time and money
by helping
unnecessary
service calls.
save you
you avoid
Problem
Possible
Not Drying
Satisfactorily
Lint screen is clogged with lint.
Clean lint screen.
Restricted air movement.
Exhaust vent or outside
Run dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold
hand under outside exhaust hood to
exhaust hood is clogged with tint.
check air movement. If you do not feel
air moving, clean exhaust system of
lint or replace exhaust vent with rigid
or flexible heavy metal vent
(see "INSTALLATION',' Section D).
Exhaust vent is crushed
or kinked,
Replace with rigid or flexible heavy
metal vent
Cause
8olution
(see "INSTALLATION','
Dryer Wil!
Not Run
Section D).
One fuse is blown or circuit
breaker is tripped. The dryer
will appear to operate, but you
will not get any heat.
Replace fuse or reset breaker.
Timer or the temperature
control is set on AIR DRY.
Select the right cycle for the types
of garments being dried
(see "OPERATION").
Load not contacting the
sensor strips and automatic
cycle ending early.
Level dryer
(see "INSTALLATION','
Fabric softener sheets
blocking outlet grill,
Use only one softener
and only use it once.
Dryer located in room with
temperature below 45°F.
Move dryer where it can operate in
ambient air temperatures above 45°F.
Large amount of moisture
in the load.
Expect longer dry times with items
that hold more moisture (cottons).
Cold rinse water used.
Expect longer dry times, but you are
saving energy and reducing wrinkles.
Load too large and bulky to
dry quickly.
Separate
Power cord not firmly plugged
into a live circuit with proper
voltage.
Plug power cord into a live circuit.
Fuses blown or circuit
breakers tripped.
Replace fuses or reset breakers.
Section B).
sheet per toad
toad to tumble freely.
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Problern
Possible
Dryer Will
Using a regular fuse.
Replace with a time-delay
Not Run
(cont'd)
Dryer door not firmly closed.
Close dryer door tightly.
PUSH TO START Button
not firmly pressed.
Press PUSH TO START Button again.
Controls not set in an
ON position.
Reset controls
Lint screen is clogged.
Clean lint screen.
movement.
Improper sorting.
Sort lint givers from lint takers
and by color.
Load is too big or heavy.
Dry smaller loads so lint can be
carried to the lint screen.
Load is overdried.
Use correct dryer settings for fabric.
Overdrying can cause lint-attracting
static (see "OPERATION").
Paper or tissue in pockets.
Clean out pockets before drying.
Pilling being mistaken for lint.
Pilling (surface fuzz) is caused by
normal wear and laundering.
Improper use of fabric softener
in washer,
Use fabric softener sheets in dryer. Add
at beginning of cycle when load is cold.
Drying soiled items.
Items need to be clean before
being dried.
Overdrying.
Match dryer settings to fabric type
(see "OPERATION").
Lint in Load
Stains
on Load
Items
Shrinking
Cause
Poor garment
Manufacturer's
instructions
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quality.
care label
not followed,
8olution
fuse.
in an ON position.
Check for air
Check quality of garment before
purchasing.
Follow fabric care label instructions
carefully.
Loads are
Overloading.
Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely.
Wrinkled
Overdrying.
Match dryer settings to fabric type
(see "OPERATION").
Load left in dryer at the
end of cycle,
Remove load as soon as tumbling
stops.
Odors
Household chemicals, paint,
or varnish being drawn
into dryer.
Do not use dryer while these chemical
fumes are in the air.
First use of dryer element.
Will be gone after the first cycle.
Unusual
Sound
Thumping of rollers when
dryer has set.
Thump will go away after 5 minutes
of drying.
KENMORE
DRYERS
"WeService
WhatWeSel!"isour
assurance
thatyoucandepend
onSears
forservice.
YourKenmore
Electric
Dryer
hasadded value when you consider
that Sears
has service
units nationwide,
staffed with professional
technicians
trained on all appliances
Sears sells. They
have the knowledge
and skills, tools,
parts, and equipment
to ensure our pledge
to you that "We Service What We Sell'.'
Sears
Maintenance
Agreement
Maintain
the value of your Kenmore
Electric Dryer with a Sears Maintenance
Agreement.
Kenmore
Electric Dryers
are designed,
manufactured,
and tested
for years of dependable
operation.
Yet,
any appliance
may require service from
time to time. The Sears Maintenance
The Sears
Maintenance
Agreement
• Is your way to buy tomorrow's
service at today's prices.
• Eliminates
repair bills resulting
from normal use.
• Allows for as many service calls
as required.
• Provides an annual Preventive
Maintenance
Check
to keep your dryer
condition,
at your request
in proper
running
For more information,
call 1-800-827-6655.
Agreement
offers you an outstanding
service program for your Kenmore
Electric
Dryer.
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need delivered directly to your home
Call 7 am - 7 pro, 7 days a week
1-800=366=PART
(1-800-366-7278)
For in-home major brand repair service
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-4-REPAIR
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For the locationof a Sears Parts and
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Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
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For informationan purchasinga Sears
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Call 9 am - 5 pm, Monday- Saturday
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When requestingservice or ordering
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