Kenmore 41797912700, 41797812700, 41797972700, 41797822700 Owner's manual

Kenmore 41797912700, 41797812700, 41797972700, 41797822700 Owner's manual

27" (69 cm) Wide

LAUNDRY CENTER

Washer - Dryer

CENTRO DE LAVANDERiA de 27"

(69 cm) de ancho

Lavadora - Secadora

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P/N 134809700 (0611) Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.

www.sears.com

Thank you for choosing

this LA UNDR Y CENTER. This owner's guide will explain proper operation and care.

Your safety and the safety of others is very important.

provided

Operating many important

Instructions, safety messages

Installation in the

Instructions

appfiance.

Always read and obey aft safety messages.

Owner's and

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Guide, your

Table of Contents

Important Safety Instructions .............................................

2-3

Washing Procedures ........................................................

3-4

Stain Removal ...................................................................

5

Common Washing Problems................................................

6

Drying Procedures .............................................................

7

Features ..........................................................................

8

Commom Drying Problems ..................................................

8

Care and Cleaning ........................................................

9-10

Avoid Service Checklist ................................................

10-12

Warranty and Service........................................................

Espanol .......................................................................

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Record Your Model and Serial Numbers

Record below the model and serial numbers found on the laundry center serial plate located on the inside of the dryer door. Keep these numbers for future reference.

Model Number:,

Serial Number:

This is the safety alert symbol This symbol alerts you to hazards

that can kill

or hurt you or others.

Aft safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert

symbol

and the word

"DANGER"

or

"WARNING".

These words mean:

You will be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.

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You can be kifled or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.

AII safety messages will identify the hazard, tefl you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tefl you what can happen if the instructions are not foflowed.

For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property 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 DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:

• Do not try to light any app%nce.

Do not touch any electrical 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.

GAS

LAUNDRY CENTERS:

Purchase Date:

This Owner's Guide provides general operating instructions for your laundry center. It also contains information about features for several other models. Your laundry center may not have every feature included.

Use ttqe laundry center only as instructed in this Owner's Guide.

Note:Theinstructions

appearing in this Owner's Guide are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation ttqat may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced wtqen installing, operating and maintaining any appliance,

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Do not use or mix liquid chlorine bleach with other household chemicals such as toilet cleaners, rust removers, acid or products containing ammonia.

These mixtures can produce dangerous fumes which can cause serious injury or death.

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow these Important Safety Instructions:

o To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons when using this laundry center, comply with the basic v_i_hings listed below.

o Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.

Prevent Fire

* Do not wash or dry items that have been previously cleaned in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents, kerosene, waxes, etc. Do not store these items on or near the dryer.

These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode.

* Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your dryer.

Items contaminated could cause a load to catch fire.

with cooking oils may contribute to a chemical reaction that o Do not put oily or greasy rags or clothing on top of the laundry center.

These substances give off vapors that could ignite the materials.

* Do not add gasoline, cleaning solvents, or other flammable or explosive substances to the wash water.

These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode.

o Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been used for 2 weeks or more.

HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE.

If the hot water system has not been used for such a period, before using the washer, turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow from each for several minutes.

This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas.

Hydrogen gas is flammable; do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.

* To prevent fire, do not use heat to dry items containing plastic, foam rubber or similarly textured rubber-like materials, or items containing feathers or down.

Use Air Fluff (No Heat) only.

* Clean the dryer lint screen before or after each load.

The interior of the dryer, lint screen housing and exhaust duct should be cleaned approximately inefficient every 18 months by qualified service personnel.

drying and possible fire.

See Care and

Cleaning.

An excessive amount of lint build-up in these areas could result in

Important Safety

Instructions

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o Do not operate the dryer if the lint screen is blocked, damaged or missing. Fire hazard, overheating and damage to fabrics can occur.

If your dryer has a drying rack, always replace the lint screen when finished using the drying rack.

o Keep area around the exhaust opening and surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint, dust and dirt.

o Do not obstruct the flow of ventilating air. Do not stack or place laundry or throw rugs against the front or back of the laundry center.

Do not spray any type of aerosol into, on or near laundry center at any time.

Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless recommended by the manufacturer of the fabric softener or product.

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire, explosion, serious bodily injury and/or damage to the rubber or plastic parts of the laundry center.

Protect Children

o Do not allow children to play on or in the laundry center. Close supervision of children is necessary when the laundry center is used near children. As children grow, teach them the proper, safe use of all appliances.

Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other packing materials after the laundry center is unpacked. Children might use them for play.

Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads or plastic sheets can become airtight chambers.

o Keep laundry products out of children's reach. To prevent personal injury, observe all warnings on product labels.

Before the laundry center is removed from service or discarded, remove the washer lid and dryer door to prevent accidental entrapment.

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.

Prevent Injury

o To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during operation, the laundry center must be installed and electrically grounded by a qualified service person in accordance with local codes. Installation instructions are packed in the laundry center for the installer's reference. Refer to INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONSfor detailed grounding procedures. If the laundry center is moved to a new location, have it checked and reinstalled by a qualified service person.

To prevent personal injury or damage to the laundry center, the electrical power cord of a gas laundry center must be plugged into a properly grounded system. Never ground the laundry center to a gas pipe. Do not use an extension

cord or an adaptor plug.

o Follow package directions when using laundry products.

Incorrect usage can produce poisonous gas--resulting in serious injury or death.

- Do not combine laundry products for use in 1 load unless specified on the label.

- Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acids such as vinegar.

To prevent serious personal injury and damage to the laundry center:

- All repairs

and servicing

must be performed by an authorized servicer

unless specifically recommended in this Owner's

Guide. Use only authorized factory parts.

- Do not tamper with controls.

- Do not install or store the laundry center where it will be exposed to the weather.

ALWAYS disconnect

the laundry center from the electrical supply before attempting any service or cleaning. Failure to do so can result in electrical shock or injury.

Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.

o To prevent injury, do not reach into the washer while parts are moving.

Before loading, unloading or adding items, push in the cycle selector knob and allow the tub to coast to a complete stop before reaching inside.

To prevent injury, do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving. Wait until the dryer has stopped completely before reaching into the drum.

A thermal limiter switch automatically turns off the dryer motor in the unlikely event of an overheated situation (electric dryers only).

A service technician must replace the thermal limiter switch after correcting the fault.

The washer is equipped with an electrical overload protector. The motor will stop if it becomes overheated. The washer will automatically restart after a cool down period of up to 30 minutes, if the washer has not been manually turned off during this time.

Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.

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Washing Procedures

• Follow the guidelines below for preparing the wash load.

• Read the Washer

Operating Instructions

for operating your specific model.

Always read and follow fabric care and laundry product labels.

Sort laundry into loads that can be washed together.

Empty pockets.

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to persons, read

Important

Safety

Instructions

before operating this washer.

1.

Sort laundry into loads that can be washed together.

Sort items by recommended water temperatures, wash time, and agitate/spin speeds.

• Separate white, light, and colorfast items from dark and noncolorfast

Separate items which shed lint from items which attract synthetic, knit and corduroy items will pick up lint from towels, rugs and chenille bedspreads.

Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled items.

items.

lint. Permanent press,

• Separate lacy, sheer and loosely knit items from sturdy items.

2.

Prepare items for washing.

Empty pockets.

Brush off lint and dirt. Shake out rugs and beach towels.

Close zippers, fasten hooks, tie strings and sashes, and remove nonwashable trims and ornaments.

• Remove pins, decorative buttons, belt buckles, and other objects which could be damaged.

This also helps protect other items in the wash load.

Mend rips and tears to prevent further damage during washing.

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Place delicate items in a mesh bag.

Bleach Dispenser (some models)

Do not load items above top of agitator vanes in wash tub.

Built-in Fabric Softener Dispenser

(some models)

Built-in Fabric Softener Dispenser

(some models)

Safety Lid Lock

Washing Procedures con't

• Place delicate items such as bras, shoulder pads, hosiery, and belts in a mesh

• bag to prevent tangling during the wash cycle.

Turn knit items inside out to prevent pilling.

3.

Pretreat

stains

and heavy soil.

See Stain

Removal

for details.

4.

Add a measured amount of detergent to the wash tub before adding the laundry load.

Follow detergent manufacturer's directions.

The amount required depends on type of detergent, load size and soil level, and water hardness.

5.

If desired, add liquid bleach to Bleach Dispenser (some models).

• Before adding the wash load, add liquid bleach to bleach dispenser located in left front corner under the lid:

• 3/4 cup (180 ml) for small loads

1 cup (240 ml) for large loads

1-1/4 cups (300 ml) for extra-large loads.

• Then add 1 cup (240 ml) water to flush the dispenser.

Do not use powdered bleach in the bleach dispenser.

For models without a bleach dispenser,

dilute the recommended amount of liquid chlorine bleach in 1 quart (.95 L) water. Add it to wash water after a few minutes of agitation.

Do not pour bleach directly on wash load.

5.

Add laundry load to washer.

• Dry load level should not be higher than the top of agitator vanes.

Do not

overload

the washer.

• Do not put items on top of agitator or wrap them around it. Load items evenly.

• Combine large and small items in a load. Load large items first.

Large items should not be more than half the total wash load.

• When washing a single heavy item, add 1 or 2 towels to balance the load.

7.

If desired, add liquid fabric

softener

to Fabric Softener Dispenser (available on some models).

For models with a built-in dispenser (see picture to the left):

1.

Add liquid softener to the dispenser, following fabric softener label directions.

2.

Add water to bring liquid level to fill line on dispenser cap.

3.

Remove the dispenser from the agitator after each use. Rinse both cap and cup with warm water.

Replace dispenser in the agitator.

NOTE: To separate cap from cup, put thumb into dispenser and push against side of cup (see picture to the left). After cleaning, push cap and cup firmly together.

Replace dispenser by lining up the ribs and grooves and snapping it into position.

If fabric softener builds up in or around the dispenser, clean the area with hot water.

DO NOT REMOVE

SERVICE CAP FOUND

INSIDE THE AGITATOR POST.

For models without a fabric softener dispenser,

follow fabric softener label directions.

Add diluted fabric softener to the final rinse. Do

not pour fabric

softener

directly on the wash load.

8.

Select cycle and settings according to type, size, and soil level

of each load

See Operating

Instructions

9.

Start the washer.

for your specific model controls.

Close the washer lid and pull out the cycle selector knob. The washer will not agitate or spin with the lid open.

• To stop the washer, push in the cycle selector knob.

• To change a cycle, push in the cycle selector knob. Turn it clockwise to the desired setting.

Pull out the knob to restart the washer.

10. Remove items when the cycle is completed.

For your safety, the lid locks when the tub is spinning.

It will remain locked for 2-

3 minutes after the tub stops spinning.

To open the lid during a spin, push in the cycle selector knob and wait about

2-3 minutes for the lid lock to release. Do not force open the locked lid.

Place washed items in automatic dryer, line dry, or dry flat as directed by fabric care label. Excess wrinkling, color transfer or odors may develop in items left in the washer after the cycle has ended.

To avoid serious personal injury, do not operate washer if safety lid lock is missing or damaged.

Stain Removal

Safe Stain Removal Procedures

To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed in ImportantSafetylnstructions and those listed below.

Do not combine stain removal products.

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Read and comply with all instructions on stain removal products.

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Keep products in their original labeled containers and out of children's reach.

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Thoroughly wash any utensil used.

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Do not combine stain removal products, especially ammonia and chlorine bleach. Dangerous fumes may result.

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Never wash items which have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in or spotted with gasoline, dry cleaning solvents or other flammable or explosive substances because they give off vapors that could ignite or explode.

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Never use highly flammable solvents, such as gasoline, inside the home.

Vapors can explode on contact with flames or sparks.

Follow fabric care label instructions.

STAIN

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For successful

stain removak

Remove stains promptly.

Determine the kind of stain, then follow recommended treatment in the stain removal chart on the next page.

To pretreat stains, use a prewash product, liquid detergent, or a paste made from granular detergent and water.

Use cold water on unknown stains because hot water can set stains.

Check care label instructions for treatments to avoid on specific fabrics.

Check for colorfastness by testing stain remover on an inside seam.

Rinse and wash items after stain removal.

TREATMENT

Apply ice. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on paper towels. Saturate with prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.

Baby formula, dairy products, egg

Beverages (coffee, tea, soda,juice, alcoholic beverages)

Blood

Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains. Soak for 30 minutes or more. Wash.

Pretreat stain. Wash using cold water and bleach safe for fabric.

Rinse with cold water.

Rub with bar soap. Or, pretreat or soak with product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

Candle wax, crayon

Chocolate

Collar or cuff soil, cosmetics

Dye transfer on white fabric

Grass

Grease, oil, tar (butter, fats, salad dressing cooking oils, car grease, rhotor oi s}

Ink

Mildew, scorch

Mud

Mustard, tomato

Nail polish

Paint, varnist]

Perspiration

Rust brown or yellow disco oration

%oe polish

Urine, vomit, mucus, feces

Scrape off surface wax. Place stain face down between paper towels. Press with warm iron until wax is absorbed.

Replace paper towels frequently.

Treat remaining stain with prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid. Hand wash to remove solvent. Wast] using bleach safe for fabric.

Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

Pretreat with prewash stain remover or rub with bar soap.

Use packaged color remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

Scrape residue from fabric. Pretreat. Wash using hottest water safe for fabric. For heavy stains and tar, apply nonflammable dry cleaning fluid to back of stain Replace towels under stain frequently.

Rinse tt]orougMy.

Wash using hottest water safe for fabric.

Some inks may be impossible to remove. Washing may set some inks. Use prewast] stain remover, denatured alcohol or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.

Wash with chlorine bleach if safe for fabric. Or soak in oxygen bleach and hot water before wasNng.

Badly mi dewed fabrics may be permanent y damaged.

Brush off dry mud. Pretreat or soak with product containing enzymes.

Pretreat with prewash stain remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

May be impossible to remove. Place stain face down on paper towels. Apply nail polish remover to back of stain.

Repeat, replacing paper towels frequently.

Do not use on acetate fabrics.

WATER BASED: Rinse fabric in cool water wt]ile stain is wet. Wast]. Once paint is dry, it cannot be removed. OIL

BASED AND VARNISH: Use solvent recommended on can label. Rinse thoroughly before wasNng.

Use prewash stain remover or rub witt] bar soap. Rinse. Wast] using nonchlorine bleach in hottest water safe for fabric.

For spots, use rust remover safe for fabric. For discoloration of an entire load, use phosphate detergent and nonchlorine bleach. Do not use chlorine

bleach because it may intensify discoloration.

LIQUID: Pretreat with a paste of granular detergent and water.

PASTE: Scrape residue from fabric. Pretreat with prewash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid.

Rinse. Rub detergent into dampened area.

Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

Pretreat or soak in product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric.

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Common Washing Problems

Manywashing problems involvepoor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. Forsatisfactorywashing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.

PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Blue stains

• Detergent or liquid fabric softener did not dissolve or disperse,

,If caused by detergent, mix 1 cup (240 ml) white vinegar with 1 quart (.g5 L) water in a plastic container.

Soak item 1 hour. Rinse.

,If caused by fabric softener, rub stains with bar soap. Wash.

,Add detergent before wash load. Then start washer.

,Add fabric softener to dispenser (available on some models).

,Dilute fabric softener with water.

Discoloration, graying

Greasy, oily stains

• Not enough detergent.

•Wash water temperature too low.

• incorrect sorting.

*Not enough detergent.

• Undiluted liquid fabric softener poured directly on fabric.

,Rewash with correct amount of detergent and hottest water safe for fabric. Add bleach safe for fabric.

,Treat with prewash stain remover or liquid detergent.

,Increase detergent and water temperature.

Rewash.

,Rub fabric softener stains with bar soap.

,Sort items by soil level and color.

,Use correct amount of detergent, hottest water and bleach safe for fabric

,Use correct amount of detergent and hottest water safe for fabric.

,Do not pour

liquid fabric softener directly

on fabric. See package directions or Washing

Procedures

for proper diluting.

Holes, tears, or snags

• incorrect use of chlorine bleach.

• Unfastened zippers, hooks, buckles.

• Rips, tears and broken threads.

• Overloading the washer.

• Degradation of fabric.

,May be irreversible if rips, tears and seams cannot be mended.

,Never pour chlorine bleach directly on fabric.

,Check condition of items before washing.

See Washing

Procedures

for preparing and loading the wash load.

Lint

*incorrect sorting.

,Tissues left in pocket.

,Overloading the washer.

,Not enough detergent.

,Undissolved detergent has left residue.

,Static cling is attracting lint.

,Load washed too long

,Reduce load size. Rewash using correct water amount

,Add temperature, of detergent.

to wash water.

water level, and

,Add nonpredpitating water conditioner liquid fabric softener to final rinse.

,Dry load in dryer.

,Remove lint with lint brush or roller.

Pilling

(Fibers break off, ball up and cling to fabric)

• Pilling is normal with synthetic and permanent press fabrics. TNs is due to abrasion from normal weal-.

Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills.

,See Washing

Procedures

for sorting and preparing the wash load.

,Do not overload washer.

,Use correct amount of detergent, water temperature and water level.

,Use fabric softener in the washer to lubricate fibers.

,When ironing, use spray starch or fabric finish on collars and cuffs.

,Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.

Residue or powder on dark items;

Stiff, harsh

fabrics,

• Undissolved detergent.

,Some nonphosphate granular detergents can combine with hard water minerals to form a residue.

,Reduce load size.

,Add dissolved detergent to tub . Rewash load.

,Mix 1 cup (240 ml) white vinegar to 1 gallon (3.8 L) warm water in plastic container.

Soak item. Rinse and rewash.

,increase water temperature using hottest water safe for fabric.

,Do not overload washer.

,Use liquid detergent or use nonprecipitating water conditioner with nonphosphate granular detergent.

Wrinkling

Yellow buildup

of

body soil

on

synthetic fabrics

•Agitation time too short.

•Wash water temperature too low.

*Not enough detergent.

Yellow or brown rust stains

• Overloading the washer.

• iron or manganese in water supply, water pipes, or water heater.

,Reduce load size.

,Rinse in cold water with liquid fabric softener.

,Soak in detergent booster or product containing enzymes.

,Wash in hot water (120%/49°0 using full permanent press cycle. Increase detergent.

Add bleach safe for fabric.

,Or, treat with color remover.

,To restore discolored load of whites, use rust remover safe for fabric.

Do not use chlorine bleach to remove rust stains.

It may intensify discolora tion.

,Do not overload washer.

,Remove items from washer as soon as cycle is completed.

,Use liquid fabric softener.

,Wash synthetics frequently using water at least IO0°F (37°C) and correct water level.

,Use nonprecipitating water softener.

,Before washing, run hot water for a few minutes to clear lines.

,Drain water heater occasionally.

,For an ongoing problem, install an iron filter in your water supply system.

Drying Procedures

Follow fabric care label instructions.

Place small items in a mesh bag.

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Fill dryer drum 1/3 to 1/2 full.

• Follow the guidelines below for preparing the load for drying.

• Read the Dryer Operating

Instructions

for operating your specific model.

Always

read and follow fabric care labels and laundry product labels.

_To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed in ImportantSafetylnstructions and those listed below.

3.

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Prepare items for drying.

Dry items of similar fabric, weight and construction in the same load.

Separate dark items from light-colored items. Separate items that shed lint from those that attract lint. If an item sheds lint, turn it inside out.

Be sure buckles, buttons and trim are heatproof and won't damagethe drum fin ish. Closezippers, fasten hooks and Velcro®-Iike fasteners. Tie strings and sashesto prevent snagging and tangling.

If possible, turn pockets inside out for even drying.

Check for stains which may not have been removed in washing. Dryer heat may permanently set some stains. Repeat stain removal process before drying.

Place small items in a mesh bag to prevent tangling and for easy removal.

2.

Check that lint screen is clean and in place.

3.

Load the dryer.

• Theaverageloadwillfillthedrum I/3tol/2full.

ltemsneed roomtotumble freely for even drying and less wrinkling. Do not overload

dryer.

When drying large items, dry only 2 or 3 at a time. Fillout the load with small and medium sized items.

For delicate or very small loads, add 2 lint-free towels for better drying, less wrinkling, and to prevent grease stains caused by fabric softener sheets.

Do not overdry items. Overdrying can causewrinkling, shrinkage, harshness, and a build-up of static electricity, which can produce more lint.

• If desired, add a dryer fabric softener sheet.

4.

CIose the dryer door and set dryer controls (some models).

See Dryer Operating Instructions card for you r specific model controls.

5.

Turn cycle

selector

clockwise

to the

desired setting.

Turn Start control clockwise to ON. Hold for 1-2 seconds and release.

To add or remove items when the dryer isrunning, open the door. The dryer

6.

!tart

the dryer.

Allow the drum to come to a complete stop before reaching inside.

7.

When the cycle

ends,

remove items immediately and hang

or fold.

If load is removed before the cycle ends, turn cycle selector to OFF.

Features

Cycle Signal Control

(some models)

When the Cycle Signal Control isON, a signal will sound atthe end of each cycle and during the Press Saver setting (some models). The volume is adjustable on some models.

Drum Light (some models)

A drum light will come on whenever the door isopened to illuminate the dryer drum during loading and unloading. Closing the door turns off the light.

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Use the drying rack to dry items which should not be tumbled.

Drying Rack (some models)

Use the drying rack to dry items which should not be tumble dried.

I.

Open the dryer door and remove the lint screen.

2.

Insert drying rack intothe dryer drum. Placethe front bar under the lip of the lint screen opening.

3.

Place items to be dried on top of rack. Weight should not exceed I0 Ibs. Leave space between items, but do not let items hang over the sides or through the grids. Do not tumble other items when using the drying rack.

4.

Select a timed dry setting best suited for items being dried. Use only the Air Fluff

(no heat) temperature setting for items containing plastic, foam rubber, rubberlike materials, feathers or down.

5.

When items are dry, remove the rack and replace the lint screen. If lint screen is not in place, tumbling items could enter the exhaust system and cause damage to the dryer.

Common Drying

Problems

Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results, poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage.

For satisfactory drying results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association.

PROBLEM

Greasy, oily stains

Wrinkling

POSSIBLECALISES

,Fabric softener sheet.

Lint

, Overloading.

, Overdrying causes static electricity.

,Lint screen not clean when cycle began.

,Lint is attached to "pills."

Pilfing

(Fibers break off, ball up and cling to fabric.)

Shrinking

,Pilling is normal with synthetic and permanent press fabrics. This is due to abrasion from normal wear.

,Overdrying.

,Overloading.

,Leaving items in dryer after cycle ends.

SOLUTIONS

,Rub fabric softener stains wittq bar soap.

Rinse and rewastq.

,Reduce load size and rewash using liquid fabric softener in the final rinse.

,Or, add a fabric softener sheet and tumble without heat.

,Use lint brush or roller to remove lint.

,Use a lint brush or shaver to remove pills.

,Irreversible condition.

,Reduce load size and tumble at medium or low heat for 5-10 minutes.

,Remove items immediately.

Hang or fold.

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PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Add a few bath towels to small loads for proper tumbling.

Some "silk-like" fabrics should be air dried.

Use proper drying temperature.

Place fabric softener sheet on top of load before starting the dryer.

*Do not overload dryer.

,Use fabric softener in washer or dryer to reduce static electricity.

*Remove items when they are slightly damp to avoid overdrying.

*Check that lint screen is clean and in place.

Use fabric softener to lubricate fibers.

When ironing, use spray starch or fabric finish on collars and cuffs.

Turn items inside out to reduce abrasion.

*Follow fabric care label directions.

,If shrinking is a concern, check load often.

*Remove items while slightly damp.

*Block knits into shape.

*Lay flat to complete drying.

*Do not overload dryer.

*Remove items as soon as cycle ends.

Care and

Cleaning

To reduce risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed in Important

Safety Instructions

and those listed below.

Before clean ing t he washer or d ryer in terior, unplug the electricaI power cord to avoid electrical shock hazards.

Do not use any type spray cleanser when cleaning dryer interior. Hazardous fumes or electrical shock could occur.

Clean lint screen after every load.

Inside the Washer

Remove items from thewasher as soon asthe cycleends. Excesswrinkling, color transfer, and odors may develop in items left in the washer.

Dry the washer top, the area around the lid opening, and the underside of the lid. These areas should always be dry before the lid is closed.

Beforecleaningthewasherinterior,

unplugtheelectricMpowercordtoavoid

electrical shock hazards.

When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on the tub. Remove this by wiping the tub with a nonabrasive household cleanser.

Rinsethoroughly with water.

The agitator or tub may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads.

Wash lint screen occasionally.

Use care with laundry products.

They can damage finish on the laundry center.

Inside the Dryer

Clean the dryer lint screen after every load. Lint build-up in the screen restricts airflow, which causes longer drying times. The screen is located at the bottom of the door opening. Remove by pulling straight up. Remove the lint and replace the screen.

Occasionally awaxy build-u p may form on the lint screen from using dryer-added fabric softener sheets. To remove this build-up, wash the lint screen in warm, soapy water. Dry thoroughly and replace. Do not operate the dryer without the lint screen in place.

Ifthe dryer drum becomes stained from noncolorfast fabrics, clean the drum with a damp cloth and a mild liquid household cleanser. Remove cleanser residue before drying the next load.

Every 18 months an authorized servicer should clean the dryer cabinet interior and exhaust duct. These areas can collect lint and dust over time. An excessive amount of lint build-u p could result in inefficient drying and possible fire hazard.

Outside

When laundering is completed, wipe cabinet with a damp cloth. Turn water faucets off to prevent pressure build-up in the hoses.

Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or abrasive cleansers. If the cabinet becomes stained, clean with diluted chlorine bleach [1/2 cup (120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 L)water]. Rinse several times with clear water.

Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.

Before moving the laundry center, place a strip of cardboard or th in fiberboard under the front leveling legs to prevent floor damage.

Folio w Winterizing

Instructions for cold weather care.

Win terizing

Instructions

If the laundry center is stored in an area where freezing can occur or moved in freezing temperatures, followthese winterizing instructions to prevent damageto the laundry center:

I.

Turn off water supplyfaucets.

2.

Disconnect hoses from water supply and drain water from hoses.

3.

Plug electrical cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.

4.

Add 1 gallon nontoxic recreational vehicle (RV)antifreeze to empty wash tub.

Close lid.

5.

Set cycle selector knob at a spin setting. Pull out knob and let washer spin for 1 minute to drain out all water. Not all of the RV antifreeze will be expelled.

6.

Push in knob, unplug electrical power cord, dry tub interior, and close lid.

7.

Store washer in an upright position.

8.

To remove antifreeze from washer after storage, run empty washer through a complete cycle using detergent. Do not add wash load.

Avoid Service ChecMist

Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common concerns that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this laundry center.

OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION

WASHER = NOISE

"Clunking"

Rattling

or gear

sounds.

and clanking noise.

A certain amount of "clunking" or gear sounds are normal in a heavy-duty washer.

Foreign objects such as coins or safety pins may be in tub or pump.

This is normal.

Stop washer and check tub.

If noise continues after washer is restarted, objects may be in pump. Call your authorized servicer.

Belt buckles and metal fasteners are To prevent unnecessary noise and damage to tub, hitting wash tub.

fasten fasteners and turn items inside out.

Squealing sound

or

hot

Washer is overloaded.

rubber

odor.

Do not overload washer.

Stop washer and reduce load.

Thumping sound.

Vibrating noise.

Heavy wash loads may produce a thumping sound.

Laundry center is not resting on a solid, firm floor.

This is usually normal.

If sound continues, washer is probably out of balance.

Stop washer and redistribute wash load.

Move laundry center so it rests firmly on solid floor.

Additional floor bracing may be needed. Adjust leveling legs. See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for details.

Shipping bolt and block have not been See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for removing removed during installation, shipping bolt and block.

Stop washer and rearrange wash load.

Wash load unevenly distributed in tub.

WASHER = OPERATING

Washer does not start.

Washer lid is open

Electrical power cord may not be plugged in or connection may be loose.

Close washer lid

Make sure plug fits tightly in wall outlet.

Housefuseblown, or a power outage circuitbreakertripped, has occurred,

Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.

Do not increase fuse capacity.

If problem is a circuit overload, have it corrected by a qualified electrician.

If problem is a power outage, call local electric company.

Water supply faucets are not turned on.

Turn on water supply faucets.

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OCCURRENCE

WASHER = OPERATING

(continued)

POSSIBLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

Washer does not

start

(continued).

Cycle selector is not in correct oosition.

Motor is overheated.

Move indicator clockwise slightly.

Pull out knob.

Washer motor will stop if it becomes overheated.

It will automatically restart after a cool down period of up to

30 minutes (if washer has not been manually turned off).

Washer won't

spin.

Residue

left in tub.

Lid is not completely closed.

Heavily soiled items.

Close lid completely.

Safety lid lock must not be broken.

Wipe tub with a nonabrasive household cleanser, then rinse. Shake or brush excess dirt and sand from items before washing.

WASHER = WATER

Wash

spin.

load

too

wet

after

Water does not

enter

washer or it enters slowly,

Washer is overloaded.

Load is out of balance.

Drain hose is kinked.

Water supply is not adequate in area.

Do not overload washer.

See Washing

Procedures.

Rearrange load to allow proper spinning.

Straighten drain hose.

Check another faucet in the house. Wait until water supply and pressure increase.

Water supply faucets are not completely open.

Fully open hot and cold faucets.

Water is being used elsewhere in the house.

Water pressure must be at least 30 psi (260 kPa). Avoid running water elsewhere while washer is filling.

Water inlet hoses are kinked.

Straighten hoses.

Water level does not cover

Washer is overloaded.

load.

Do not overload washer. When control is set at highest fill level, dry load level should not be higher than top row of circular holes in wash tub.

Warm or hot water

is not Hot water heater is set too low or is a

hot enough,

distance from laundry center,

Hot water is being used elsewhere in the house.

Measure hot water temperature at nearby faucet with candy or meat thermometer.

Water temperature should be at least 120°F (49°C).

Adjust water heater as necessary.

Avoid using hot water elsewhere before or during washer use. There may not be enough hot water available for proper cleaning.

If problem persists, your hot water system may be unable to support more than

1 use at a time.

See Operating Instructions for your washer To conserve energy, the temperature of the cold and hot wash are regulated.

Water in washer does not

Drain hose is kinked or clogged.

drain

or drains

slowly.

Water

leaks.

Loose fill hose connection at faucet or washer,

Incorrect

wash

and rinse

temperatures,

Water

is entering

washer

but tub

does not fill.

House drain pipes are clogged.

Oversudsing.

Hot and cold water hoses are connected to wrong supply faucets,

Drain hose standpipe is incorrect height.

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Clean and straighten the drain hose.

Check and tighten hose connections.

Install rubber sealing washers provided.

Unclog drain pipes. Contact plumber if necessary.

Use less detergent.

Connect hot water hose to hot water faucet and cold water hose to cold water faucet.

Standpipe must be a minimum of 33" (83.82 cm) high to prevent

INSTRUCTIONS.

siphoning.

See INSTALLATION

OCCURRENCE

DRYER

Dryer does

not start.

POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION

Dryer heat.

runs but won't

Drying

cycle

takes too

Iong, outsideofthedryer feels too hot or smells hot.

Excessive wrinkling.

Electrical power cord is not securely plugged in or plug may be loose.

House tripped.

met.

fuse blown or circuit

Exhaust duct requirements breaker

Thermal limiter tripped.

There are 2 house fuses in the dryer circuit.

If 1 of the 2 fuses is blown, the drum may turn but the heater will not operate.

Gas supply valve is not open (gas models).

Dryer does not have enough air supply to support the burner flame (gas models).

LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility interruption of natural gas

(gas models).

Lint screen is clogged with lint.

have not been

Make sure the plug fits tightly in wall outlet.

Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.

Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the dryer is on a separate circuit.

Call authorized service person for replacement.

Replace fuse.

Check to make sure supply valve is open.

See

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for procedure.

See INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

Refill or replace tank.

Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.

Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint screen before starting each cycle.

Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and made of rigid or flexible metal.

When in place, the duct must have no more than two

90 ° bends and must not exceed length listed in

INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.

Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt circuit,

Drying followed.

procedures have not been

Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct may be clogged or restricted.

High humidity.

Dryer is overloaded.

Items left in dryer too long.

Insufficient sorting of items.

Drying temperature too high.

Dryingtimewillbe circuit.

20% Iongerthan

See Drying

Procedures.

drying ona 240volt

Clean out any obstruction.

Use a dehumidifier

Do not overload.

See Drying

Follow fabric near the dryer.

See Drying

Procedures.

Procedures.

Remove items as soon as cycle ends.

care label instructions.

12

Kenmore Appliance Warranty

One Year Limited

to a defect in material

Warranty

When installed, operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product, if this appliance fails due or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME®

(1-800-469-4663) to arrange for free repair.

If this appliance is used for other than private family purposes, purchase.

this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of

This warranty covers only defects in material and workmanship.

Sears will NOT pay for:

1. Expendable items that can wear out from normal use, including but not limited to filters, belts, light bulbs, and bags.

2. A service technician to instruct the user in correct product installation, operation or maintenance.

3. A service technician to clean or maintain this product.

4. Damage to or failure of this product if it is not installed, operated or maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product.

5. Damage to or failure of this product resulting from accident, abuse, misuse or use for other than its intended purpose.

6. Damage to or failure of this product caused by the use of detergents, cleaners, chemicals or utensils other than those recommended in all instructions supplied with the product.

7. Damage to or failure of parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to this product.

Disclaimer of implied warranties; limitation of remedies

Customer's sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty shall be product repair as provided herein. Implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law. Sears shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Some states and provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness, so these exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.

This warranty applies only while this appliance is used in the United States and Canada.

This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

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Dept.

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Sears

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Inc., Toronto, Ontario,

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