Kenmore Elite 81983 Owner's manual

Kenmore Elite 81983 Owner's manual
Use & Care Guide
Manual de Uso y Cuidado
Models/Modelos: 796.8198*, 796.9198*
Kenmore Elite
Steam Dryer
Secador con vapor
* = color number, número de color
MFL67731094
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.kenmore.com
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PRODUCT RECORD
TABLE OF CONTENTS
In the space below, record the date of purchase, model,
and serial number of your product. You will find the
model and serial number printed on an identification
plate located inside the dryer door. Have these items of
information available whenever you contact Sears
concerning your product.
Model No.
Date of Purchase
Serial No.
Save these instructions and your sales receipt for future
reference.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ....................3-7
Grounding Requirements ............................................ 4
FCC Notice ....................................................................5
Industry Canada Statement ........................................5
Wireless Module Specifications .................................5
Open Source Software Notice ....................................5
FEATURES AND BENEFITS
Key Parts and Components ........................................8
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Key Dimensions and Specifications ..........................9
Location Requirements ................................................9
Choose the Proper Location .......................................9
Clearances ....................................................................9
Installation with Optional Pedestal Base
or Stacking Kit ........................................................... 10
Accessories .................................................................10
Connecting Gas Dryers ........................................11-12
Gas Requirements (Gas Models Only) ............. 11
Electrical Requirements ....................................... 11
Connecting Electric Dryers .................................13-14
Electrical Requirements ...................................... 13
Venting the Dryer ................................................. 15-16
Connecting the Inlet Hose .........................................17
Leveling the Dryer ..................................................... 18
Reversing the Door Swing ........................................ 18
Final Installation Check ............................................ 19
Installation Test (Duck Check) ................................. 20
Restricted or Blocked Airflow ................................... 21
HOW TO USE
Control Panel Features .............................................22
Operating the Dryer .................................................23
Cycle Guide ........................................................ 24-25
Sorting Loads ............................................................ 26
Loading the Dryer .................................................... 26
Time and Status Display ......................................... 27
Cycle Modifier Buttons ............................................ 28
Cycle Options and Special Features ..................... 29
Installing and Using the Optional Drying Rack .. 29
Steam Features ......................................................... 30
Important Notes About Steam Functions ....... 30
Using the STEAM SANITIZE Cycle.................... 30
Using the STEAM REFRESH Cycle ................... 30
Using the STATIC SHIELD Option .................... 30
ACCELA STEAM .................................................. 30
Steam Cycle Guide .................................................... 31
Smart Features ........................................................... 31
USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
Regular Cleaning ......................................................32
Maintaining the Exhaust System ..............................33
DIAGNOSTICS .............................................................. 34
TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
FAQs ............................................................................35
Before Calling for Service .................................35-38
WARRANTY ................................................................... 39
SERVICE .......................................................... Back Cover
2
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE
Your safety and the safety of others is very 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 potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word DANGER or WARNING.
These words mean:
DANGER: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING: Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in minor or
CAUTION: Indicates
moderate injury.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and
tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
WARNING:
For your safety, the information in this manual must be followed to
minimize the risk of fire or explosion, electric shock, or to prevent property damage, personal injury,
or loss of life.
WARNING:
FIRE HAZARD
Failure to follow safety warnings exactly could result in serious injury, death or property damage.
• Do not install a booster fan in the exhaust duct.
• Install all clothes dryers in accordance with the installation instructions of the manufacturer of the dryer.
WARNING:
FIRE OR EXPLOSION HAZARD
Failure to follow safety warnings exactly could result in serious injury, death or property damage.
• Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this appliance or any
other appliances.
• Installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency, or the gas supplier.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU SMELL GAS:
1. Do not try to light a match or cigarette, or turn on any gas or electrical appliance.
2. Do not touch any electrical switches. Do not use any phones in your building.
3. Clear the room, building, or area of all occupants.
4. Immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor’s phone. Carefully follow the gas supplier’s instructions.
5. If you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department.
• Do not install a clothes dryer with flexible plastic venting materials. If a flexible metal (foil type) duct is installed,
it must be of a specific type identified by the appliance manufacturer as suitable for use with clothes dryers.
Flexible venting materials are known to collapse, be easily crushed, and trap lint. These conditions will obstruct
clothes dryer airflow and increase the risk of fire.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
3
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance,
follow basic precautions, including the following:
• Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close
supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is
used near children.
• Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate
static unless recommended by the manufacturer of the
fabric softener or product.
• Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber
or similarly textured rubber-like materials.
• Keep area around the exhaust opening and adjacent
surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint,
dust, and dirt.
• The interior of the dryer and exhaust vent should be
cleaned periodically by qualified service personnel.
• Do not install or store the dryer where it will be
exposed to the weather.
• Always check the inside of the dryer for
foreign objects.
• Clean the lint filter before or after each load.
• Read all instructions before using the dryer.
• Before use, the dryer must be properly installed, as
described in this manual.
• Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in your
dryer. Items contaminated with cooking oils may
contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause a
load to catch fire.
• 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 reach into the dryer if the drum or any other
part is moving.
• Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer or
attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended
in this Use and Care Guide or in published user-repair
instructions that you understand and have the skills to
carry out.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded,
remove the door to the drying compartment.
CALIFORNIA SAFE DRINKING WATER AND
TOXIC ENFORCEMENT ACT
This act requires the Governor of California to publish
a list of substances known to the state to cause cancer,
birth defects, or other reproductive harm and requires
businesses to warn customers of potential exposure
to such substances. Gas appliances can cause minor
exposure to four of these substances, namely benzene,
carbon monoxide, formaldehyde, and soot, caused
primarily by the incomplete combustion of natural gas
or LP fuels.
Properly adjusted dryers will minimize incomplete
combustion. Exposure to these substances can be
minimized further by properly venting the dryer to the
outdoors.
Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the
State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or
other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.
GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS
connection of the
WARNING: Improper
equipment-grounding
This appliance must be grounded. In the event of
malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce
the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least
resistance for electric current. This appliance must be
equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding
conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must be
plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly
installed and grounded in accordance with all local
codes and ordinances.
conductor can result in a
risk of electric shock. Check with a qualified electrician
or service person if you are in doubt as to whether the
appliance is properly grounded. Do not modify the plug
provided with the appliance. If it will not fit the outlet,
have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
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 terminal or lead
on the appliance. Electrical shock can result if the dryer
is not properly grounded.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
FCC NOTICE
WIRELESS MODULE SPECIFICATIONS
(for transmitter module contained in this product)
Model
Frequency
Range
Maximum
Output
Power
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant
to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed
to provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy
and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio
communications. However, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur in a particular installation.
If this equipment does cause harmful interference to
radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and
receiver.
- Connect the equipment to an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
This device complies with part 15 of the FCC rules.
Operation is subject to the following two conditions:
(1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) this device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
operation of the device.
LCW-003
2412–2462 MHz
802.11b: 17.56 dBm
802.11g: 25.53 dBm
802.11n (HT20): 25.29 dBm
OPEN SOURCE SOFTWARE NOTICE
To obtain the source code that is contained in this product
under LGPL and other open source licenses, visit
http://kenmore.com/opensource. In addition to the source
code, all referred license terms, warranty disclaimers, and
copyright notices are available for download.
Any changes or modifications in construction of this
device which are not expressly approved by the
party responsible for compliance could void the user's
authority to operate the equipment.
FCC RF Radiation Exposure Statement
This equipment complies with FCC radiation exposure
limits set forth for an uncontrolled environment. This
transmitter must not be co-located or operating in
conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
This equipment should be installed and operated with
a minimum distance of 20 cm (7.8 inches) between
the antenna and your body. Users must follow the
specific operating instructions for satisfying RF exposure
compliance.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance,
follow basic precautions, including the following:
• Properly ground dryer to conform with all governing
codes and ordinances. Follow details in the installation
instructions. Electrical shock can result if the dryer is not
properly grounded.
• Remove all packing items and dispose of all shipping
materials properly. Failure to do so can result in death,
fire, explosion, burns, or death.
• Place dryer at least 18 inches (45.7 cm) above the floor
for a garage installation. Failure to do so can result in
fire, explosion, burns, or death.
• Before use, the dryer must be properly installed as
described in this manual. Electrical shock can result if
the dryer is not properly grounded.
• Keep all packaging from children. Packaging material
can be dangerous for children. There is a risk of
suffocation.
• Install and store the dryer where it will not be exposed
to temperatures below freezing or exposed to
the weather.
• Do not install near items that produce heat or open
flame such as stoves or cooking ovens. Failure to follow
this warning can cause product deformation, smoke and
fire.
• All repairs and servicing must be performed by an
authorized service technician unless specifically
recommended in this Use & Care Guide. Use only
authorized factory parts. Failure to follow this warning
can cause serious injury, fire, electrical shock, or death.
• Do not place candles or cigarettes on top of the
product. Failure to follow this warning can cause
product deformation, smoke and fire.
• To reduce the risk of electrical shock, do not install the
dryer in humid spaces. Failure to follow this warning
can cause serious injury, fire, electrical shock, or death.
• Remove all protective vinyl film from the product.
Failure to do so can cause product deformation, smoke
and fire.
• Connect to a properly rated, protected, and sized
power circuit to avoid electrical overload. Improper
power circuits can melt, creating risk of electrical shock
and/or fire hazard.
Exhaust/Ducting:
• Gas dryers MUST be exhausted to the outside. Failure
to follow these instructions can result in fire or death.
• The dryer exhaust system must be exhausted to the
outside of the dwelling. If the dryer is not exhausted
outdoors, some fine lint and large amounts of
moisture will be expelled into the laundry area. An
accumulation of lint in any area of the home can
create a health and fire hazard.
• Use only rigid metal or flexible metal 4-inch
(10.2-cm) diameter duct inside the dryer cabinet or
for exhausting to the outside. Use of plastic or other
combustible ductwork can cause a fire. Punctured
ductwork can cause a fire if it collapses or becomes
otherwise restricted in use or during installation.
• Ductwork is not provided with the dryer, and you
should obtain the necessary ductwork locally. The end
cap should have hinged dampers to prevent backdraft
when the dryer is not in use. Failure to follow these
instructions can result in fire or death.
• The exhaust duct must be 4 inches (10.2 cm) in
diameter with no obstructions. The exhaust duct
should be kept as short as possible. Make sure to
clean any old ducts before installing your new dryer.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in fire or
death.
• Rigid or semi rigid metal ducting is recommended
for use between the dryer and the wall. In special
installations when it is impossible to make a
connection with the above recommendations, a UL
listed flexible metal transition duct may be used
between the dryer and wall connection only. The
use of this ducting will affect drying time. Failure to
follow these instructions can result in fire or death.
• DO NOT use sheet metal screws or other fasteners
which extend into the duct that could catch lint and
reduce the efficiency of the exhaust system. Secure
all joints with duct tape. For complete details, follow
the Installation Instructions. Failure to follow these
instructions can result in fire or death.
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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR STEAM FUNCTIONS
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance,
follow basic precautions, including the following:
• Do not open the dryer door during steam cycles.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in a
burn hazard.
• 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. Failure to follow these instructions can result in
fire or death.
• Do not touch the steam nozzle in the drum during
or after the steam cycle. Failure to follow these
instructions can result in a burn hazard.
SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONNECTING ELECTRICITY
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance,
follow basic precautions, including the following:
• Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove
the ground prong from the power cord. To prevent
personal injury or damage to the dryer, the electrical
power cord must be plugged into a properly
grounded outlet.
• For personal safety, this dryer must be properly
grounded. Failure to do so can result in electrical
shock or injury.
• Refer to the installation instructions in this manual
for specific electrical requirements for your model.
Failure to follow these instructions can create an
electrical shock hazard and/or a fire hazard.
• This dryer must be plugged into a properly grounded
outlet. Electrical shock can result if the dryer is not
properly grounded. Have the wall outlet and circuit
checked by a qualified electrician to make sure the
outlet is properly grounded. Failure to follow these
instructions can create an electrical shock hazard
and/or a fire hazard.
• The dryer should always be plugged into its own
individual electrical outlet which has a voltage rating
that matches the rating plate. This provides the best
performance and also prevents overloading house
wiring circuits which could cause a fire hazard from
overheated wires.
• Never unplug your dryer by pulling on the power
cord. Always grip the plug firmly and pull straight
out from the outlet. The power cord can be damaged,
resulting in a risk of fire and electrical shock.
• Repair or replace immediately all power cords that
have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not
use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage
along its length or at either end. The power cord can
melt, creating electrical shock and/or fire hazard.
• When installing or moving the dryer, be careful not
to pinch, crush, or damage the power cord. This will
prevent injury and prevent damage to the dryer from
fire and electrical shock.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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FEATURES AND BENEFITS
KEY PARTS AND COMPONENTS
There are several important components that are
referenced in this manual.
A
E
A EASY-TO-USE CONTROL PANEL
Rotate the cycle selector knob to select the desired
dry cycle. Add cycle options or adjust settings with
the touch of a button.
F
B
D
C
B TIME AND STATUS DISPLAY
The easy-to-read LED display shows cycle status
and estimated time remaining.
C CYCLE MODIFIERS
Adjust the cycle settings such as temperature and
dry level with the touch of a button.
NOTE: Not all settings are available for all cycles.
D CHECK VENT
(Duct Blockage Sensing System)
The Check Vent (Duct blockage sensing system)
detects and alerts you to blockages in the exhaust
system that reduce airflow from the dryer.
Maintaining clean exhaust system ducts improves
operating efficiency and helps minimize service
calls, saving you money.
G
I
H
J
E SMART GRID
Lower your energy costs when you dry your
clothes by avoiding peak usage times.
Power Cord
Location
(Gas Models)
F REMOTE START
Use a smart phone to control your dryer remotely.
Terminal Block
Access Panel
(Electric Models)
G ULTRA-CAPACITY STAINLESS STEEL DRUM
WITH DRUM LIGHT
The ultra-large stainless steel drum offers superior
durability. The drum light can be turned on during a
cycle by pressing and holding the WRINKLE GUARD
button for three seconds. The light also comes on
when the door is opened, if the control is ON.
H EASY-ACCESS REVERSIBLE DOOR
The wide-opening, see-through glass door
provides easy access for loading and unloading.
Door swing can be reversed to adjust for
installation location.
I FRONT-MOUNT LINT FILTER
The front-mount lint filter allows for easy access
and cleaning between loads.
Inlet Valve
J LEVELING FEET
Four leveling feet (two in front, and two in back)
adjust to improve dryer stability on uneven floors.
Gas Connection
Location
(Gas Models)
Rear of Dryer
8
Exhaust
Duct
Outlet
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
KEY DIMENSIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS
Description
Electrical Requirements
Gas Requirements* NG:
Gas Requirements* LP:
Dimensions
Net Weight
Drying Capacity
*Gas Models Only
Dryer: 796.8198* Electric and 796.9198* Gas
Refer to the rating label
4–10.5 inches WC (Water Column)
8–13 inches WC
29 in. (W) X 31 15⁄16 in. (D) X 40 ¹³⁄16 in. (H), 56 ¾ in. (D with door open)
73.7 cm (W) X 81.1 cm (D) X 103.6 cm (H), 144.1 cm (D with door open)
Electric : 155.2 lb (70.4 kg) Gas : 159.6 lb (72.4 kg)
IEC 9.0 cu. ft.
LOCATION REQUIREMENTS
Standard Installation – Side View
IMPORTANT: Read all installation instructions
completely before installing and operating your dryer.
It is important that you review this entire manual before
installing and using your dryer. It contains detailed
instructions concerning electrical connections, gas
connections and exhaust requirements.
24 ¹³⁄16 in.
(63 cm)
Standard Installation – Front View
CHOOSE THE PROPER LOCATION
• Store and install the dryer where it will not be exposed
to temperatures below freezing or exposed to outdoor
weather conditions.
• Choose a location with a solid, level floor.
• If the dryer is being installed in a garage, place the
dryer at least 18 inches (45.7cm) above the floor.
• Properly ground the dryer to conform with all
governing codes and ordinances.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not install the
dryer in damp or wet locations.
NOTE: Installing the dryer in a humid space, or installing or
storing the dryer where it will be exposed to the weather
or freezing temperatures, may result in rust or other
damage that is not covered by the product warranty.
IMPORTANT: If you are installing your dryer in
a manufactured or mobile home, please refer to
the Special Electrical Requirements for Mobile or
Manufactured Homes section.
31 15⁄16 in.
(81.1 cm)
5 ½ in.
(14 cm)
56 ¾ in.
(144.1 cm)
1 in.
(2.5 cm)
29 in.
(73.7 cm)
1 in.
(2.5 cm)
3"in.
(7.6 cm)
Vent
48 sq. in.
(310 sq. cm. )
CLEARANCES
• Most installations require a minimum of 5 ½ inches
(14 cm) of clearance behind the dryer for the exhaust
ducting.
• Allow minimum clearances of at least 1 inch (2.5 cm)
on the sides and back to minimize vibration and noise.
• Allowing additional clearance for installation and
servicing is recommended.
• Be sure to allow for wall, door, or floor moldings that
may increase the required clearances.
• Allow at least 24 13/16 inches (63 cm) in front of the
dryer to open the door.
• Allow a minimum clearance of at least 5 ½ inches
(14 cm) behind the dryer for closet installation.
Vent
24 sq. in.
(155 sq. cm. )
3"in.
(7.6 cm)
Additional instructions for closet installations:
The closet door must allow for sufficient airflow. Refer to the
diagram above for minimum vent opening requirements. A
louvered door is also acceptable.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
INSTALLATION WITH OPTIONAL PEDESTAL BASE OR STACKING KIT
IMPORTANT: If you are installing your dryer using
an optional pedestal base or stacking kit, refer to the
instructions included with the accessory.
Required Dimensions for
Installation with Stacking Kit
Required Dimensions for
Installation with Pedestal
6 in.
(15.2 cm)
54 5/16 in.
(138.1 cm)
81 ⅝ in.
(207.2cm)
31 15/16 in.
(81.1 cm)
5 ½ in.
(14 cm)
1 in.
(2.5 cm)
29 in.
(73.7 cm)
1 in.
(2.5 cm)
ACCESSORIES
Required Accessories
Y connector
(sold separately)
short hose
(sold separately)
long hose
(sold separately)
Optional Accessories
drying rack
(sold separately)
No. MGR62082001
side vent kit
(sold separately)
Kit No. DVK2
LP conversion kit
No. D26-17025
Use a pedestal to make
laundry easier to reach.
White = 796.51042
Metallic Silver = 796.51043
Use the stacking kit to
mount the dryer on top of
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space.
Chrome Look = KSTK2
Use the LP conversion kit for changing the dryer gas connections from natural gas (NG) to propane gas (LP).
NOTE: Installation of the LP conversion kit must be performed by a qualified service technician.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
CONNECTING GAS DRYERS
GAS REQUIREMENTS (GAS MODELS ONLY)
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, or injury to persons when using this
appliance, follow basic precautions, including
the following:
• Gas supply requirements: As shipped from the
factory, this dryer is configured for use with natural
gas (NG). It can be converted for use with propane
(LP) gas. Gas pressure must not exceed 8 inches
water column (203.2 mm H20) for NG, or 13 inches
water column (330.2 mm H20) for LP.
• A qualified service or gas company technician must
connect the dryer to the gas service. Failure to follow
these instructions can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• Isolate the dryer from the gas supply system by
closing its individual manual shutoff valve during any
pressure testing of the gas supply. Failure to do so can
result in fire, explosion, or death.
• Supply line requirements: Your laundry room must
have a rigid gas supply line to your dryer. In the
United States, an individual manual shutoff valve
MUST be installed within at least 6 ft. (1.8 m) of the
dryer, in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code
ANSI Z223.1 or Canadian gas installation code CSA
B149.1. A ⅛-inch (0.3 cm) NPT pipe plug must be
installed. Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion,
or death.
• If using a rigid pipe, the rigid pipe should be ½ inch
(1.2 cm) IPS. If acceptable under local codes and
ordinances and when acceptable to your gas supplier,
⅜-inch (0.95-cm) approved tubing may be used
where lengths are less than 20 ft. (6.1 m). Larger
tubing should be used for lengths in excess of 20 ft.
(6.1 m). Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion, or
death.
• Connect the dryer to the type of gas shown on
the nameplate. Failure to do so can result in fire,
explosion, or death.
• To prevent contamination of the gas valve, purge the
gas supply of air and sediment before connecting
the gas supply to the dryer. Before tightening the
connection between the gas supply and the dryer,
purge remaining air until the odor of gas is detected.
Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• DO NOT use an open flame to inspect for gas leaks.
Use a noncorrosive leak detection fluid. Failure to do
so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• Use only a new AGA- or CSA-certified gas supply
line with flexible stainless steel connectors. Failure to
do so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• Securely tighten all gas connections. Failure to do so
can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• Use Teflon tape or a pipe-joint compound that is
insoluble in propane (LP) gas on all pipe threads.
Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion,
or death.
• DO NOT attempt any disassembly of the dryer;
disassembly requires the attention and tools of
an authorized and qualified service technician or
company. Failure to follow this warning can result in fire,
explosion, or death.
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS FOR
GAS MODELS ONLY
• This dryer must be plugged into a 120-VAC, 60-Hz.
grounded outlet protected by a 15-ampere fuse or
circuit breaker. Failure to follow this warning can result
in fire, explosion, or death.
• Where a standard 2-prong wall outlet is encountered,
it is your personal responsibility and obligation to
have it replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong
wall outlet. Failure to follow this warning can result in
fire, explosion, or death.
3-prong
grounding
type wall
receptacle
• Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the
third (ground) prong from the power cord. Failure
to follow this warning can result in fire, explosion, or
death.
• For personal safety, this dryer must be properly
grounded. Failure to follow this warning can result in
fire, explosion, or death.
• The power cord of this dryer is equipped with
a 3-prong (grounding) plug which mates with a
standard 3-prong (grounding) wall outlet to minimize
the possibility of electric shock hazard from this
appliance. Failure to follow this warning can result in
fire, explosion, or death.
3-prong
grounding
plug
11
Ensure proper
ground exists
before use.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
CONNECTING GAS DRYERS (continued)
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, or injury to persons when using this
appliance, follow basic precautions, including
the following:
• If necessary, the correct nozzle (for the LP nozzle kit,
order part number D26-17025) should be installed
by a qualified technician and the change should be
noted on the dryer. Failure to do so can result in fire,
explosion, or death.
• All connections must be in accordance with local
codes and regulations. Failure to do so can result in
fire, explosion, or death.
• Gas dryers MUST exhaust to the outdoors. Failure to do
so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• Installation and service must be performed by a
qualified installer, service agency, or the gas supplier.
Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• Use only a new stainless steel flexible connector and
a new AGA-certified connector. Failure to do so can
result in fire, explosion, or death.
• A gas shutoff valve must be installed within 6 ft.
(1.8 m) of the dryer. Failure to do so can result in fire,
explosion, or death.
• The dryer is configured for natural gas when
shipped from the factory. Make sure that the dryer
is equipped with the correct burner nozzle for the
type of gas being used (natural gas or propane gas).
Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
Connecting the Gas Supply
NOTE: This dryer is configured from the factory set for
natural gas (NG). If dryer is to be used with propane
(LP) gas, it must be converted by a qualified
service technician.
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
Make sure that the gas supply to the laundry room is
turned OFF and the dryer is unplugged. Confirm that
the type of gas available in your laundry room is
appropriate for the dryer.
Remove the shipping cap from the gas fitting at the
back of the dryer. Be careful not to damage the
threads of the gas connector when removing the
shipping cap.
Connect the dryer to your laundry room’s gas supply
using a new flexible stainless steel connector with a ⅜
inches NPT fitting.
NOTE: DO NOT use old connectors.
Securely tighten all connections between the dryer
and your laundry room’s gas supply.
Turn on the gas supply.
Check all pipe connections (both internal and external)
for gas leaks with a noncorrosive leak-detection fluid.
Proceed to Venting the Dryer.
⅜ in. (0.95 cm) NPT
Gas Connection
AGA/CSA-Certified
Stainless Steel Flexible
Connector
⅛ in. (0.3 cm) NPT
Pipe Plug
Gas Supply
Shutoff Valve
High-Altitude Installations
The BTU rating of this dryer is AGA-certified for
elevations below 10,000 feet.
If your gas dryer is being installed at an elevation
above 10,000 feet, it must be derated by a qualified
technician or gas supplier.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
CONNECTING ELECTRIC DRYERS
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
Electrical Requirements for Electric Models Only
WARNING:
To help prevent fire,
electrical shock, serious injury, or death, the wiring
and grounding must conform to the latest edition of
the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 and all
applicable local regulations. Please contact a qualified
electrician to check your home’s wiring and fuses to
ensure that your home has adequate electrical power to
operate the dryer.
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of
fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this
appliance, follow basic precautions, including
the following:
• This dryer 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 terminal or
lead on the dryer. Failure to do so can result in fire,
explosion, or death.
• The dryer has its own terminal block that must be
connected to a separate 240 VAC, 60-Hertz, single
phase circuit, fused at 30 amperes (the circuit must be
fused on both sides of the line). ELECTRICAL SERVICE
FOR THE DRYER SHOULD BE OF THE MAXIMUM
RATE VOLTAGE LISTED ON THE NAMEPLATE. DO
NOT CONNECT DRYER TO 110-, 115-, OR 120-VOLT
CIRCUIT. Failure to follow these instructions can result
in fire, explosion, or death.
• If branch circuit to dryer is 15 ft. (4.5 m) or less in
length, use UL (Underwriters Laboratories) listed No.10 AWG wire (copper wire only), or as required by
local codes. If over 15 ft. (4.50 m), use UL-listed No.-8
AWG wire (copper wire only), or as required by local
codes. Allow sufficient slack in wiring so dryer can
be moved from its normal location when necessary.
Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• The power cord (pigtail) connection between wall
receptacle and dryer terminal block IS NOT supplied
with the dryer. Type of pigtail and gauge of wire
must conform to local codes and with instructions on
the following pages. Failure to follow these instructions
can result in fire, explosion, or death.
• A 4-wire connection is required for all new
construction after January 1, 1996. A 4-wire
connection must be used where local codes do not
permit grounding through the neutral wire. Failure to
do so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
Special Electrical Requirements for Mobile
or Manufactured Homes
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire,
electric shock, or injury to persons when using this
appliance, follow basic precautions, including the
following:
• Any installation in a manufactured or mobile
home must comply with the Manufactured Home
Construction and Safety Standards Title 24 CFR, Part
3280 or Standard CAN/CSA Z240 MH and local codes
and ordinances.
• A 4-wire connection is required for all mobile and
manufactured home installations, as well as all new
construction after January 1, 1996. Failure to do so
can result in fire, explosion, or death.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
CONNECTING ELECTRIC DRYERS (continued)
WARNING:
Connect the power cord to the terminal block. Connect
each power cord wire to the terminal block screw that
has the same colored wire. For example, connect the
black power cord wire to the terminal block screw
with the black wire. Failure to follow these instructions
may result in a short or overload.
Grounding through the neutral wire is prohibited for: (1)
new branch-circuit installations, (2) mobile homes, (3)
recreational vehicles, and (4) areas where local codes
prohibit grounding through the neutral wire.
Four-Wire Power Cord
Three-Wire Power Cord
• A 3-wire connection is NOT permitted on
new construction after January 1, 1996.
• A 4-wire connection is required for all
mobile and manufactured home installations,
as well as all new construction after
January 1, 1996.
• A UL-listed strain relief is required.
• A UL-listed strain relief is required.
• Use a 30-amp, 240-volt, 3-wire, UL-listed power cord
with #10 AWG-minimum copper conductor and closed
loop or forked terminals with upturned ends.
• Use a 30-amp, 240-volt, 4-wire, UL-listed power cord
with #10 AWG-minimum copper conductor and closed
loop or forked terminals with upturned ends.
Terminal
Block
Terminal
Block
UL-Listed
Strain Relief
UL-Listed
4 Wire
Power
Cord
1
2
3
UL-Listed
Strain Relief
UL-Listed
3 Wire
Power
Cord
Remove the terminal block access cover on the upper
back of the dryer.
Install a UL-listed strain relief into the power cord
through-hole.
Thread a 30-amp, 240-volt, 3-wire, UL-listed power
cord with #10 AWG-minimum copper conductor
through the strain relief.
1
Remove the terminal block access cover on the upper
back of the dryer.
Install a UL-listed strain relief into the power cord
through-hole.
Thread a 30-amp, 240-volt, 4-wire, UL-listed power
cord with #10 AWG-minimum copper conductor
through the strain relief.
2
3
Neutral
Grounding
Hot Neutral Hot
Wire
(Black) (White) (Red)
Hot Neutral Hot
(Black) (White) (Red)
Green Ground Screw
Green Wire of
Power Cord
4
5
6
7
8
9
Green Ground Screw
Neutral
Grounding
Wire
External Ground Wire
Transfer the neutral grounding wire from behind the
green ground screw to the center screw of the terminal
block.
Attach the two hot leads (black and red) of the power
cord to the outer terminal block screws.
Attach the power cord white neutral wire to the center screw of the terminal block.
Attach the power cord ground wire to the green
ground screw.
TIGHTEN ALL SCREWS SECURELY.
Reinstall the terminal block access cover.
4
5
6
7
8
14
Attach the two hot leads (black and red) of the
power cord to the outer terminal block screws.
Attach the power cord neutral (white) wire to the center
terminal block screw.
Connect the external ground (if required by local
codes) to the green ground screw.
TIGHTEN ALL SCREWS SECURELY.
Reinstall the terminal block access cover.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
VENTING THE DRYER
IMPORTANT!
CHECK YOUR EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR PROBLEMS
The most common cause of dryer problems is poor
exhaust venting. Before installing your new dryer,
check the items listed below to make sure you get the
best possible performance. This can save you time and
money by reducing cycle times and increasing energy
efficiency.
• RESTRICTED OR DAMAGED VENT HOOD. Check
your vent hood outside. It must be clean and free of lint
buildup. Check the damper and make sure it opens fully
and easily.
• EXCESSIVELY LONG VENT. Measure the length of your
exhaust system and count the elbows. Use the chart
below to see if your duct is too long. If it is too long,
have the duct routed to another location that is within
the venting guidelines.
• DO NOT USE PLASTIC OR FOIL VENTING. The
transition duct from your dryer to the wall must be rigid
or semi-rigid metal ducting. If your old transition duct is
plastic or foil, REPLACE IT with semi-rigid metal ducting.
• DIRTY OR DAMAGED EXHAUST DUCTS. Lint builds
up in exhaust ducts over time. This decreases the
airflow and makes the dryer work harder. Visually
inspect your ducts from both ends and have them
cleaned if they have not been cleaned recently.
• WRONG VENT MATERIAL. Check your vent to make
sure it is rigid or semi-rigid metal ducting. If your
venting is plastic or flexible foil, have it replaced
before using the dryer.
Using the DUCT LENGTH CHART (below)
1
2
3
Find your vent hood type in the chart below.
Select the row that matches the number of elbows in your dryer duct run.
Look to the right of the elbow number for the maximum duct length for your installation. Longer duct length will result
in reduced drying performance, longer dry times and increased energy consumption. Extremely long ducts can even
shorten the life of the dryer.
DO NOT exceed the maximum length for the vent hood type and number of elbows used.
Number of 90°
Elbows
Vent Hood Type
Recommended
4"
4"
(10.2 cm )
(10.2 cm )
Only for Short-Run Installations
2.5"
2 1/2"
(6.35
cm )
(6.35 cm)
Maximum length of 4" (10.2 cm )
diameter rigid metal duct
0
65 feet (19.8 m)
1
55 feet (16.8 m)
2
47 feet (14.3 m)
3
36 feet ( 11.0 m )
4
28 feet (8.5 m)
0
55 feet (16.8 m)
1
47 feet (14.3 m)
2
41 feet (12.5 m)
3
30 feet (9.1 m)
4
22 feet (6.7 m)
NOTE: Deduct 6 ft. (1.8 m) for each additional elbow. Using more than four 90° elbows is not recommended.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
VENTING THE DRYER (continued)
Correct Venting
Routing and Connecting Ductwork
Follow the guidelines below to maximize dryer
performance and reduce lint buildup and condensation
in the ductwork.
NOTE: Transition duct (from dryer to wall) and fittings
are NOT included and must be purchased separately.
• Use 4-inch (10.2 cm) diameter rigid or semi-rigid
metal duct.
• The exhaust duct run should be as short as possible.
• Use as few elbow joints as possible.
• The male end of each section of exhaust duct must
point away from the dryer. See figure on lower right of
page.
• Use duct tape on all joints. Never use screws.
• Insulate ducts that runs through unheated areas in
order to reduce condensation and lint buildup on
duct surfaces.
• The total length of semi-rigid metal transition duct
should not exceed 8 ft. (2.4 m).
Incorrect Venting
WARNING:
Failure to follow these
guidelines will result in poor performance, product
failure, and/or result in fire or death.
IMPORTANT: Failure to exhaust the dryer, per the
guidelines included within these instructions, may
result in unsatisfactory dryer performance. All venting
and ductwork beyond the exterior of the dryer is the
responsibility of the consumer. Product failure, as a
result of improper venting, is not covered by the dryer
warranty.
Connecting the Dryer Vent
1
2
3
Verify all ducts and elbows are clean and free
from any blockages.
Measure duct length. DO NOT exceed the
maximum length listed in the Duct Length Chart.
Connect dryer exhaust to existing duct.
• Only use duct tape or clamps.
• DO NOT use screws to secure ductwork.
• Use rigid or semi-rigid metal ducts.
• DO NOT use plastic or thin metal foil tubing
for ductwork.
• The male end of each elbow must always point in
the direction of the airflow.
Male
Ends
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
CONNECTING THE INLET HOSE
NOTE:
• Before connecting the water line to the dryer, flush
several gallons of water into a drain or bucket. This
will help prevent foreign particles such as sand and
scale from cloggong the dryer inlet valve.
• Do not overtighten. Damage to the coupling can
result.
The dryer must be connected to the cold water tap
using the new water supply hose. Do not use old hoses.
NOTE:
• Water supply pressure must be between 20 psi and
120 psi (138–827 kPa).
• Do not strip or cross-thread when connecting inlet hose
to the valve.
• If the water supply pressure is more than 120 psi (827
kPa), a pressure reducing valve should be installed.
• Periodically check the condition of the hose and
replace the hose if necessary.
• Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the
risk of hose failure.
• Record hose installation or replacement dates on the
hoses for future reference.
1. Check the rubber seal in the inlet hose. Two rubber
seals are supplied with each inlet hose. They are used
for preventing water leaks. Make sure the connection
to the cold water tap is tight.
3. Connect the hose to the dryer.
• Connect the water supply hose to the dryer inlet
valve tightly by hand and then tighten another 2/3
turn with pliers. Make sure that there are no kinks in
the hoses and that they are not crushed.
Hose
connector
Rubber
seal
4. Turn on the cold water faucet.
Y connector
2. Check the installation type.
Short
hose
Long
hose
5. Check for leaks at the Y-connector (if used) and all
hoses.
Y connector
WITH WASHER
WITHOUT WASHER
Connect all water supply hoses tightly by hand and
then tighten another 2/3 turn with pliers.
WITH WASHER: When connecting the dryer to the same
faucet as a washer.
a. Shut off the cold water tap and remove the washer
hose.
b. Connect the short hose to the Y-connector.
c. Connect the other end of the short hose to the cold
water faucet.
d. Connect the long dryer hose to one side of the Y-connector
and connect the washer hose to the other side.
NOTE:
• If any leaks are found, shut off the water faucet,
remove the hose and check the condition of the hose
washer.
WITHOUT WASHER: If the dryer does not share the
cold water tap with a washer.
a. Connect the straight end of the long hose to the cold
water faucet.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
LEVELING THE DRYER
REVERSING THE DOOR SWING
The swing of the dryer door can be reversed to fit your
installation location.
WARNING:
WARNING:
• Wear gloves during installation.
• Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury.
To ensure that the dryer provides optimal drying
performance, it must be level. To minimize vibration,
noise, and unwanted movement, the floor must be a
level, solid surface.
NOTE: Adjust the leveling feet only as far as necessary
to level the dryer. Extending the leveling feet more than
necessary can cause the dryer to vibrate.
THE DRYER DOOR IS VERY LARGE AND HEAVY.
Failure to follow the instructions below can result in
damage to the dryer, property damage or personal injury.
• To avoid damage to the dryer or the door, support the
door with a stool or box that fits under the door, or
have an assistant support the weight of the door.
• Always reverse the door BEFORE stacking the dryer on
top of the washer
• Avoid dropping the door to avoid damage to the door
or the floor.
Level
Remove
Hole Cap
Hinge
Screws
Door
Latch
Latch
Screws
Leveling Feet
1
Position the dryer in the final location. Place a level
across the top of the dryer.
All four leveling feet must rest solidly on the floor.
Gently push on the top corners of the dryer to make
sure that the dryer does not rock from corner to corner.
1
2
3
4
5
Open the dryer door.
Using a Phillips screwdriver, remove the two latch
screws and the latch.
Remove the two hole caps, one each above and
below the latch by rotating them slightly clockwise.
While supporting the weight of the door, remove the
four hinge screws.
CAUTION: Be sure to support the weight of the door
before removing the hinge screws.
Carefully turn the door upside down and reinstall it on
the opposite side using the screws removed in step 4.
Insert Hole
Cap
Use a wrench to turn the leveling feet. Turn the
leveling foot clockwise to raise the dryer; turn the
foot counterclockwise to lower the dryer. Using a
level, adjust the feet until the dryer is level from side
to side and front to back. Make sure all four feet
are in firm contact with the floor.
NOTE: If you are installing the dryer on the optional
pedestal, the dryer leveling feet should be fully retracted.
Use the leveling feet on the pedestal to level the dryer.
2
Hinge Screws
6
7
8
18
Latch Screws
Install the door latch in the opening on the side from
which the door was removed using the screws from
step 2.
Install the hole caps removed in step 3 in the holes
above and below the latch where the door was
originally mounted.
Test the door for proper operation and make sure it
latches properly.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
FINAL INSTALLATION CHECK
Testing Dryer Heating
Once you have completed the installation of the dryer
and it is in its final location, confirm proper operation
with the following steps and tests.
1 Close the dryer door.
1 Is gas turned on? (Gas models only)
2 Press the POWER button to turn the dryer on.
2 Is dryer plugged in? Dryer should always be
plugged into the proper outlet.
3 Turn the cycle selector knob to Normal drying cycle.
4 Press the START/PAUSE to start the dryer. After three
minutes, open the dryer door and check that the air
inside is warm.
Gas dryer should use a
120-VAC, 60-Hz. grounded
3-prong outlet.
NOTE: If the air inside the dryer is not warm after
three minutes, there may be air in the gas supply line to
the dryer, and the gas igniter may turn off before the
main burner ignites. When this happens, the igniter will
continue to attempt main burner ignition until all air is
purged from the line. Once ignition occurs, the air inside
the dryer will become warm.
Electric dryer should use a
4-wire connection which is
required for all mobile
and manufactured home
installations, as well as all new
construction after
January 1, 1996.
GAS MODELS
Close the dryer door, press the POWER button to turn
the dryer on, and start the dryer on a heat setting.
When the dryer starts, the igniter should ignite the main
burner.
-- OR -A 3-wire connection.
NOTE: A 3-wire connection
is NOT permitted on new
construction after
January 1, 1996.
ELECTRIC MODELS
Close the dryer door, press the POWER button to turn
the dryer on, and start the dryer on a heat setting. The
exhaust air should be warm after the dryer has been
operating for 3 minutes.
Checking Airflow
3 Is the dryer transition duct from dryer to wall
connected? Make sure the transition duct behind the
dryer is properly connected and is not crushed or
damaged.
4 Is dryer level? Once the dryer is in its final location,
recheck the dryer to be sure it is level. Make sure it is
level front to back and side to side, and that all four
leveling feet rest firmly on the floor.
Effective dryer operation requires proper airflow. The
adequacy of the airflow can be measured by evaluating
the static pressure. Static pressure in the exhaust duct
can be measured with a manometer, placed on the exhaust duct approximately 2 ft. (60.9 cm) from the dryer.
Static pressure in the exhaust duct should not exceed
0.6 inches (1.5 cm). The dryer should be checked while
the dryer is running with no load.
5 Is the dryer heating normally? Perform the following
dryer heating test.
Checking Levelness
Once the dryer is in its final location, recheck the dryer
to be sure it is level. Make sure it is level front to back
and side to side, and that all four leveling feet are
firmly on the floor.
Checking Venting
Vent ductwork should be checked for lint buildup
and cleaned at least once per year. If any noticeable
reduction in drying performance occurs, check duct for
obstructions and blockages.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
INSTALLATION TEST (DUCT CHECK)
Once you have completed the installation of the dryer,
use this test to make sure the condition of the exhaust
system is adequate for proper operation of the dryer.
This test should be performed to alert you to any serious
problems in the exhaust system of your home.
4 Check the display for results.
During the test cycle, monitor the CHECK VENT LED on
the control panel. If the LED does not blink by the time the
cycle ends, the exhaust system is adequate. If the exhaust
system is severely restricted, the CHECK VENT LED blinks.
Have the exhaust system checked immediately, as dryer
performance will be poor.
The dryer features Check Vent, an innovative sensing system
that automatically detects blockages and restrictions in dryer
ductwork. Keeping ductwork clean of lint buildup and free of
restrictions allows clothes to dry faster and reduces energy
use.
Not blinking:
OK
NOTE: The dryer should be cool before starting this test. If the
dryer was warmed up during installation, run the Air Dry cycle
for a few minutes to reduce the interior temperature.
Blinking:
RESTRICTED
Other problems may also be shown with error codes.
Refer to the table below for error code details and
solutions.
To activate the installation test:
1 Remove the drying rack and literature, then close the
5 End of cycle.
dryer door.
Do not load anything in the drum for this test, as it may
affect the accuracy of the results.
At the end of the test cycle,
appears in the display.
The test cycle ends and the dryer shuts off automatically
after a short delay.
Check any error codes in the chart below before
calling for service.
Error
Code
2 Press the Power button, then immediately press and
hold both the Temp and Chime buttons until
appears in the display.
tE1
or
tE2
HS
3 Press the START/PAUSE button.
The dryer will start the test, which lasts about 2 minutes.
The heat is turned on and the temperatures in the drum
are measured.
PS
or PF
or nP
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Possible Causes
Solutions
Temperature
sensor failure
Turn off dryer and call for
service.
Humidity sensor
failure
• Electric dryer
power cord is
not connected
correctly, or
house power
supply is
incorrect.
• House fuse is
blown, circuit
breaker has
tripped, or
power outage
has occurred.
Turn off dryer and call for
service.
• Check power supply or
connection of power cord to
terminal block. Refer to the
Connecting Electric Dryers
section of this guide for
complete instructions.
• Reset circuit breaker
or replace fuse. Do not
increase fuse capacity.
If problem is a circuit
overload, have it corrected
by a qualified electrician.
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
RESTRICTED OR BLOCKED AIRFLOW
Avoid long runs or runs with multiple elbows or bends.
Check the duct condition.
If the CHECK VENT LED is blinking, check the exhaust
system for restrictions and damage. Repair or replace
the exhaust system as needed.
NOTE: When the dryer is first installed, this test should
be performed to alert you to any existing problems
with the exhaust ducts in your home. However, since the
test performed during normal operation provides more
accurate information on the condition of the exhaust
duct than does the installation test, the results of the two
tests may not be the same.
Excess or crushed
transition duct
Do not interrupt the test cycle, as this could result in
inaccurate results.
Even if the LED is not blinking during the test cycle,
some restrictions may still be present in the exhaust
system. Refer to the Venting the Dryer section of
this guide for complete exhaust system and venting
requirements.
Too many elbows or
exhaust too long
Check for blockages and lint buildup.
Lint
buildup or
blockage
Make sure the ductwork is not crushed or restricted.
Crushed
or
damaged
exhaust
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HOW TO USE
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read this entire
manual, including the Important Safety Instructions, before operating this dryer.
CONTROL PANEL FEATURES
F
A
H
B
C
A POWER (ON/OFF) BUTTON
Press to turn the dryer ON or OFF. Pressing the
POWER button during a cycle will cancel that cycle
and any settings will be lost.
B CYCLE SELECTOR KNOB
The cycle selector knob is used to select the desired
dry cycle by rotating the knob in either direction until
the desired cycle LED is illuminated. Once the desired
cycle has been selected, the standard presets for that
cycle will show in the display. These settings can be
adjusted using the cycle modifier or option buttons
any time before starting the cycle.
C START/PAUSE BUTTON
Press this button to start the selected cycle. The
dryer will display the estimated time (AUTO DRY) or
set time (TIMED DRY) remaining and start tumbling.
To pause the cycle at any time, open the dryer door
or press START/PAUSE. To resume the cycle where it
was stopped, press START/PAUSE again.
NOTE: If the dryer has been stopped for more than
60 minutes, the dryer will turn off automatically.
D OPTION BUTTONS
These buttons allow you to select cycle options.
Some of the option buttons have secondary
functions. The controls can be locked or unlocked
by pressing and holding the CHIME button for three
seconds.
G
E
E CYCLE MODIFIER BUTTONS
Use these buttons to adjust the settings for the
selected cycle. The settings light up above the
buttons to show the current selection. The default
temperature setting cannot be changed in AUTO
DRY cycles. AUTO DRY cycles are modified using
the DRY LEVEL button.
F TIME AND STATUS DISPLAY
The display shows the estimated time remaining for
auto cycles and actual time for timed cycles. The
status of the cycle is also displayed. The CHECK
VENT indicator will illuminate if there is a serious
restriction in the exhaust system.
G SMART FUNCTIONS
Lower energy costs by avoiding peak usage times
using Smart Grid. Control the dryer remotely from a
smart phone using Remote Start. See page 31 in this
guide and the Quick Start Guide shipped with your
dryer for more information.
H STEAM FUNCTIONS
The STEAM REFRESH cycle uses a swirling jet of
steam to refresh clothes. The STATIC SHIELD option
is also available for most cycles.
NOTE: To protect your fabrics, not all settings are allowed in all cycles.
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D
HOW TO USE
OPERATING THE DRYER
1 CLEAN THE LINT FILTER
If the lint filter has not already been cleaned, lift out the filter
and remove the lint from the last load. This will help ensure the
fastest and most efficient drying performance.
2 LOAD THE DRYER
Load the dryer with the wet laundry from the washer. If the load
is extra large, you may need to divide it into smaller loads for
proper performance and fabric care.
3 TURN ON THE DRYER
Press the POWER button to turn ON the dryer. The cycle LEDs
will illuminate and a chime will sound.
4 SELECT A CYCLE
Turn the cycle selector knob in either direction until the LED for
the desired cycle is illuminated. The preset temperature, dry
level, and option settings for that cycle will display.
5 SELECT CYCLE MODIFIERS
Default settings for the selected cycle can now be changed, if
desired, using the Temp and Dry Level buttons.
NOTE: Not all options or modifiers are available on all cycles.
Temperature can only be adjusted on Timed Dry cycles; Dry
Level is only available on Auto Dry cycles. A different chime
will sound and the LED will not illuminate if the selection is not
allowed.
6 SELECT CYCLE OPTIONS
Cycle options can be added using the option buttons (Wrinkle
Guard, Static Shield, and Accela Steam).
NOTE: Not all options or modifiers are available on all cycles.
A different chime will sound and the LED will not come on if the
selection is not allowed.
7 BEGIN CYCLE
Press the START/PAUSE button to begin the cycle. The cycle can
be paused at any time by opening the door or by pressing the
START/PAUSE button. If the cycle is not restarted within 60 minutes
of being paused, the dryer will shut off and the settings will be lost.
8 END OF CYCLE
When the cycle is finished, the chime will sound. Immediately
remove your clothing from the dryer to reduce wrinkling. If
WRINKLE GUARD is selected, the dryer will tumble briefly every
few minutes to help prevent wrinkles from setting in the clothes.
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CYCLE GUIDE
The cycle guide below shows the available options and recommended fabric types for Auto Dry cycles.
*NOTE: The default time and actual time will vary depending on the size of the load and moisture content.
Auto Dry Cycles
Auto Dry cycles utilize a sensor that detects moisture levels in the clothes and adjusts the drying time as needed to ensure superior
results. The dryer automatically sets the dry level and temperature at the recommended setting for each cycle. The estimated time
remaining will be shown in the display.
= available option
= default setting
Modifiers
Type
Cycle
Fabric Type
Steam Refresh
Comforter, shirts, trousers
1-5 garments (DO NOT
use for delicate fabrics)
Steam Sanitize
Comforter, bedding,
children’s clothing, etc.
Jeans, heavyweight
items
Heavy Duty
AUTO DRY
Casual
Bulky/Comforter
Normal
Workout Wear
Small Load
(Default for
My Cycle)
Delicates
Towels
Khaki/Jeans
Permanent press,
synthetic items
Comforter, pillows,
shirts
Work clothes, etc.
Workout wear
Only normal &
cotton/towel fabric
type (Max 3 lb)
Temperature
Dry Level
*Time in
Min.
More
Time/Less
Time
Med. High
Auto
10
Garment
Count
High
Auto
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High
Normal
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Wrinkle
Guard
Damp
Dry
Signal
Static
Shield
Accela
Steam
Adjustable
Adjustable
Med. Low
Normal
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Adjustable
Medium
Normal
85
Adjustable
Medium
Normal
41
Adjustable
Auto
Auto
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High
Normal
30
Adjustable
Lingerie, sheets,
blouses
Med. Low
Denims, towels, heavy
cottons
Med. High
Jeans, color fading
material
Options
Normal
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Adjustable
Normal
55
Adjustable
Medium
Auto
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NOTE: To protect your garments, not every dry level, or option is available with every cycle. Temperature settings cannot be
changed. A different chime will sound and the LED will not illuminate or the selection will not change if the selection is not allowed.
CERTIFIED BY NSF
NSF International (formerly the National Sanitation Foundation), certifies that the Steam Sanitize cycle reduces 99.9% of bacteria on
laundry, and none of the bacteria will carry over onto the next laundry load.
• The default settings for the Steam Sanitize cycle are HIGH temperature and EXTRA DRY. These default settings cannot be
changed.
• Do NOT use this cycle with delicate items or fabrics.
• Steam cannot be added to the Steam Sanitize cycle.
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CYCLE GUIDE
The cycle guide below shows the available options and recommended fabric types for Timed Dry cycles.
Timed Dry Cycles
Use Timed Dry cycles to select a specific amount of drying time and the drying temperature. When a Timed Dry cycle
is selected, the display shows the actual time remaining in your cycle.
You can change the actual time for the cycle by pressing MORE TIME or LESS TIME. Press and hold the MORE TIME or
LESS TIME buttons to rapidly change the time.
= available option
= default setting
Modifiers
TIMED DRY
Type
Cycle
Fabric Type
Temperature
Dry Level
Express Dry
For small loads with
short drying times
High
Off
Adjustable
Touch Up
For removing light
wrinkles
Adjustable
Air Dry
For items that
require heat-free
drying such as
plastics or rubber
Timed Dry*
For general drying.
Time, temperature,
and options can be
set manually
Rack Dry*
Wool sweaters, silk,
lingerie
Med. High
No heat
Options
*Time in
Min.
More
Time/Less
Time
Wrinkle
Guard
Damp
Dry
Signal
Static
Shield
Accela
Steam
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Max. 100
Off
20
Max. 100
Off
30
Max. 100
High
Off
Adjustable
Off
40
Max. 100
Off
Adjustable
50
Max. 100
NOTE: To protect your garments, not every temperature or option is available with every cycle. Temperature settings
cannot be changed. A different chime will sound and the LED will not illuminate if the selection is not allowed.
* The Timed Dry cycle is accessed by pressing the TIMED DRY button on the control panel. The Rack Dry cycle is
accessed by pressing and holding the STATIC SHIELD button for three seconds.
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WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read this entire manual,
including the Important Safety Instructions, before operating this dryer.
SORTING LOADS
LOADING THE DRYER
WARNING:
Fabric Care Labels
To reduce the risk of
fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using
this appliance, follow basic precautions, including the
following:
Most articles of clothing feature fabric care labels that
include instructions for proper care.
Tumble
dry
Dry
• Check all pockets to make sure that they are empty.
Items such as clips, pens, coins, and keys can damage
both your dryer and your clothes. Flammable objects
such as lighters or matches could ignite, causing a fire.
Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion, or death.
Normal Permanent Press/
wrinkle resistant
Gentle/ Do not
Do not dry
delicate tumble dry (used with do
not wash)
Heat
setting
High
Medium
Low
• Never dry clothes that have been exposed to oil,
gasoline, or other flammable substances. Washing
clothes will not completely remove oil residues. Failure
to obey this warning can result in fire, explosion,
or death.
No heat/air
Group Similar Items
Loading Tips
For best results, sort clothes into loads that can be dried
with the same drying cycle.
• Combine large and small items in the same load.
• Damp clothes will expand as they dry. Do not overload
the dryer; clothes require room to tumble and
dry properly.
• Close zippers, hooks, and drawstrings to prevent these
items from snagging or tangling on other clothes.
Different fabrics have different care requirements, and
some fabrics will dry more quickly than others. For best
fabric care results, always dry fabrics with similar care
requirements together.
CHECK THE LINT FILTER BEFORE EVERY LOAD
Every time the dryer is turned on, the CHECK FILTER
light turns on as a reminder to make sure the filter is
clean. Always make sure the lint filter is clean before
starting a new load; a clogged lint filter will increase
drying times. To clean, pull the lint filter straight up and
roll any lint off the filter with your fingers. Do not rinse
or wash the filter to remove lint. Push the lint filter firmly
back into place.
Always ensure the lint filter is properly installed before
running the dryer. Running the dryer with a loose or
missing lint filter may damage the dryer and articles in
the dryer.
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TIME AND STATUS DISPLAY
The Time and Status Display shows the cycle time, cycle
progress, and vent status. When the dryer is turned on, the
display will illuminate.
D
C
B
E
A TIME DISPLAY
When a cycle is selected, the display will indicate
the default time for that cycle including selected
options or adjustments. In AUTO DRY cycles, the
time remaining will be estimated and may change
during the cycle, depending on the condition of the
load. In TIMED DRY, the time displayed will be the
actual time remaining.
A
D CHECK VENT INDICATOR
(DUCT BLOCKAGE SENSING SYSTEM)
The CHECK VENT duct blockage sensing system
detects and alerts you to blockages in the ductwork
that reduce exhaust flow from the dryer. This light
does not indicate any problems with your dryer. If
this light blinks, it indicates that your home’s exhaust
system has a serious restriction, which is not covered
by your dryer’s warranty.
Call 1-844-553-6667 (U.S.A.) or 1-800-469-4663
(Canada) for information regarding duct cleaning
services offered through Sears.
B CHECK FILTER LIGHT
The CHECK FILTER light turns on before each load,
as a reminder to check the lint filter. Always clean
the lint filter before every cycle.
C CYCLE STATUS INDICATORS
This portion of the display shows which stage of the
drying cycle is currently under way (DRY, COOLING,
or WRINKLE GUARD).
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E DAMP DRY SIGNAL
If you select DAMP DRY SIGNAL, the dryer chimes
when the clothes are just short of completely dry, in
case you want to remove them for ironing or hang
drying.
HOW TO USE
CYCLE MODIFIER BUTTONS
Each cycle has default settings that are selected
automatically. You may also customize these settings
using the cycle modifier buttons.
AUTO DRY cycles are designed to properly care for
specific fabrics and loads. As a result, not all settings are
available for each cycle selection.
NOTE: To protect your garments, not every dry level,
temperature, or option is available with every cycle.
TIMED DRY cycles have default settings, but you may
also customize the temperature setting and add options.
Settings are not limited in most timed dry cycles. Use
care when setting options and modifiers for these cycles
to prevent damage to your clothing.
A
B
A TEMP
Adjusts the temperature setting from LOW to
HIGH. This allows precise care of your fabrics and
garments. Press the TEMP button repeatedly to scroll
through available settings. Temperature setting is not
adjustable in AUTO DRY cycles.
B DRY LEVEL
Sets the level of dryness for the selected AUTO DRY
cycle. Press the DRY LEVEL button repeatedly to
scroll through available settings. Use this button to
adjust the dryness of the articles in the load to
your preference.
• This option is not available with TIMED DRY cycles.
• The dryer will automatically adjust the cycle time.
Selecting EXTRA DRY or MORE DRY will increase
the cycle time and dry level, while LESS DRY or
DAMP DRY will decrease the cycle time and
dry level.
• Use a LESS DRY or DAMP DRY setting for items
that you wish to iron or hang for final drying.
C
D
C TIMED DRY
Allows you to manually select the drying time in
10-minute increments. Use this cycle for small loads
or to remove wrinkles. Use the MORE TIME/LESS
TIME buttons to increase or decrease the selected
drying time in 1-minute increments. Press and hold
the MORE TIME or LESS TIME buttons to rapidly
change the time.
D CHIME
Adjusts the volume of the chime or turns off the
chime. Press the button repeatedly until the desired
volume setting is illuminated.
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CYCLE OPTIONS AND SPECIAL FEATURES
Your dryer features several additional cycle options and special features to meet your individual needs. For all steam
features, see the following pages.
INSTALLING AND USING THE OPTIONAL
DRYING RACK
WRINKLE GUARD
Selecting this option will tumble the clothes after the
cycle ends for a few seconds every few minutes without
heat. This option is active for 180 minutes after the end of
the cycle, or until the door is opened. This helps prevent
wrinkles if the clothes are not removed immediately after
the cycle has finished.
CONTROL LOCK
Use this option to disable the controls.
All controls will be disabled except for the POWER
button. Once set, the Control Lock must be turned off
before the controls can be used. After the dryer has shut
off, the POWER button will allow the dryer to be turned
on, but the controls will remain locked. When the Control
Lock is set, the LED will illuminate and “CL” will display
alternately with the cycle time.
Press and hold the CHIME button for three seconds to
activate or deactivate the Control Lock.
1
2
DAMP DRY SIGNAL
If you activate the Damp Dry Signal, the dryer will emit
a chime when the clothes are just short of completely
dry, in case you want to remove them for ironing or
hang drying. To activate or deactivate the Damp Dry
Signal, press and hold the ACCELA STEAM button for
three seconds.
3
DRUM LIGHT
The drum is equipped with a blue LED that illuminates
when the dryer is turned on. This light automatically
turns off when the door is closed and the cycle starts.
To turn on the light during a cycle, press and hold the
WRINKLE GUARD button for three seconds. The drum
light will illuminate and then turn off automatically after
60 minutes.
With the dryer door open, slide the rack into the
dryer drum.
Make sure the front of the rack is seated properly in
the recess on the lint filter housing at the front of the
drum. The two rear legs of the rack should be resting
on the rear wall just above the drum.
Place items to be dried on the rack. Make sure that
no parts of the article hang over the edges of the
rack, as they might be contacted by the rotating
drum, causing noise or damage to the drum
or articles.
NOTE: Be sure to remove the drying rack after using
the RACK DRY cycle.
Using the RACK DRY Cycle
Use Rack Dry with items, such as wool sweaters, silk,
and lingerie, that should dry flat. Rack Dry can also
be used with items that should not be tumbled dry,
such as gym shoes or stuffed animals.
MY CYCLE
The MY CYCLE feature allows you to download new and
specialized cycles that are not included in the standard
cycles on the appliance.
After successfuly registering the appliance using the
Kenmore Smart application, you can download a
variety of specialty cycles specific to the appliance.
Only one cycle can be stored in the MY CYCLE slot on
the appliance at a time. Once you have downloaded a
cycle to the appliance, it is stored until you download a
new MY CYCLE. The default My Cycle is Small Load.
NOTE: You must first connect to a Wi-Fi network and
register the appliance in order to use the MY CYCLE
function.
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1
Press and hold the STATIC SHIELD button for three
seconds to access the RACK DRY cycle.
2
Press the TEMP button to select from Low or Med.
Low temperature options. If no temperature is
selected, the cycle defaults to no heat.
HOW TO USE
STEAM FEATURES
Using the STATIC SHIELD Option
IMPORTANT NOTES ABOUT STEAM FUNCTIONS:
• Steam may not be clearly visible during the steam
functions. This is normal.
• Do not use Steam Refresh with items such as wool,
wool blankets, leather jackets, silk, wet clothes, lingerie,
foam products, or electric blankets.
• For best results, load articles of similar size and fabric
type. Do not overload.
• If the home’s exhaust system is restricted, the
performance of the steam functions will be reduced.
• During steam operation, the clothes will tumble for
only a few seconds, once a minute.
This option uses steam late in the drying cycle to reduce
the static electricity caused by dry fabrics rubbing
together. Change the steam time by pressing the MORE
TIME and LESS TIME buttons to display the approximate
number of articles in the load: 7, 9, 11, 14, 16 or 18.
NOTE: When STATIC SHIELD is added to auto dry
cycles, the LESS and DAMP dry level cannot
be selected.
ACCELA STEAM
ACCELA STEAM helps prevent the overdrying of clothes
by injecting steam
WARNING:
Adding Steam to a Standard Cycle
• Do not open the dryer door during Steam Cycles.
Steam can cause severe burns.
• Do not touch the steam nozzle in the drum during or
after the steam cycle.
Using the STEAM SANITIZE Cycle
The STEAM SANITIZE cycle is ideal for sanitizing nonwashable items quickly and easily using only steam. This
cycle is recommended for use with cotton and polyester
materials only. (DO NOT use for urethane foam, down
feathers or delicate items.)
Using the STEAM REFRESH Cycle
The STEAM REFRESH cycle uses the power of steam to
quickly reduce wrinkles and odor in fabrics. It brings
new life to wrinkled clothes that have been stored for
an extended period of time, and it can make heavily
wrinkled clothes easier to iron. STEAM REFRESH can
also be used to help reduce odors in clothes, such as
clothes that were worn in a room where people had
been smoking. This cycle can refresh from one to five
garments, or one bulky item such as a comforter. There
are four settings available. Use 1 for one garment.
Use 3 for up to three garments and 5 for four or
(big) setting should be used
five garments. The
for bulky items. Best results are achieved with 70/30
cotton/polyblend fabrics.
NOTE: The STATIC SHIELD option can be used together
with the STEAM REFRESH cycle to help prevent
static electricity after the cycle.
1 Turn the dryer ON and select the STEAM REFRESH
cycle.
2 Select the STATIC SHIELD option, if desired.
3 The default number of garments is three. Press the
MORE TIME or LESS TIME button to adjust the load
size, as described above.
4 Press the START/PAUSE button to start the cycle.
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1
Turn on the dryer and turn the cycle selector knob to
select the Normal, Casual, or Heavy Duty cycle.
2
Use the cycle modifier buttons to adjust the settings
for that cycle.
3
Press the ACCELA STEAM button.
4
Press the START/PAUSE to start the cycle.
HOW TO USE
STEAM CYCLE GUIDE
Cycle
Steam
Default
Time
Temp.
Control
Dry Level
Fabric
State
Fabric Type
Maximum
Amount
single (1 each)
3 lb
single (1 each)
5 each
Steam Sanitize
31 minutes
dry
Steam Refresh
10 minutes
dry
+
Static Shield
+
Accela Steam
follows
selected
cycle
wet
comforter, bedding
children's clothing
comforter
shirts*
varies by
selected cycle
wet
varies by
selected cycle
8 lb (18 items)
+
Static Shield
16 minutes
wet
varies by
selected cycle
8 lb (18 items)
Auto Dry Cycle
+
Steam Option
8 lb (18 items)
* Shirt: 70% cotton / 30% poly blend. Except especially delicate fabrics.
• When the lint filter or exhaust duct is clogged, steam options will not give proper results.
• For best results, load articles of similar size and fabric type. Do not overload.
NOTE:
• When an Auto Dry cycle is selected with the STATIC SHIELD or ACCELA STEAM option, a dry level of Less or Damp
cannot be selected.
• The STATIC SHIELD option may also be selected during Timed Dry cycles.
• After the steam option is selected in Timed Dry, the MORE TIME or LESS TIME buttons will change the steam time only.
• After pressing Start/Pause, the MORE TIME or LESS TIME buttons will be disabled.
SMART FEATURES
GETTING CONNECTED
You need the following devices and applications to use
the Smart Grid and other smart features on your dryer.
Required Devices: A wireless router, Kenmore Elite
Smart Dryer, and a mobile device.
Required Application: Kenmore Smart App.
IMPORTANT: You must download the Kenmore Smart
app to your mobile device, connect your Kenmore Smart
appliance to the internet, and register the appliance to
your account in order to use the Smart Grid function.
Connecting the Dryer to the Internet
Refer to the Quick Start Guide that came with your smart
appliance for detailed instructions on creating a Kenmore
account and setting up the appliance for connected
operation from your smart phone. For additional
assistance, visit http://www.kenmore.com/smart.
SMART GRID
Lower your energy costs to wash and dry your clothes by
avoiding peak usage periods, with information supplied by
your local electric utility company.
This feature responds to notification events from your utility
company to run high energy-consuming tasks during off-peak
periods when demand is lower. These notification events are
known as Demand Response signals.
NOTE: When Smart Grid is enabled, you may experience
delays or extended cycle times during peak usage periods. To
do laundry during peak usage periods without any delays, refer
to the information below to cancel the Smart Grid function.
Using Smart Grid:
1 Smart Grid is initially enabled. Press the SMART GRID
button once to disable the function. Once Smart Grid
is set, the settings will be maintained even when the
appliance is turned off.
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2
3
Press the SMART GRID button before the cycle starts,
to cancel the function completely. The Smart Grid LED
(blue) will turn off.
Press the SMART GRID button during the cycle, to
cancel the function for that cycle only. The Grid
Mode LED (red) will turn off and Smart Grid will be
canceled for the cycle in process. Smart Grid will
resume for the next cycle.
REMOTE START
Use a smart phone to control your appliance remotely.
NOTE: For better performance and to protect your
clothes, this function can only be used with certain
cycles and options. You must first close the door and
connect to a gateway to use this function. The assurelink
LED should be illuminated.
To use Remote Start:
1 Select a cycle and options.
2 Press the REMOTE START button. The Remote Start
LED will turn on.
3 Start the dryer from the application on your smart
phone. (For more information, see the booklet
shipped with your dryer.) If you do not start the dryer
remotely, the dryer will wait to start the cycle until
the START button is pressed.
MY CYCLE
Use the My Cycle feature in the Kenmore Smart app to
select and download an additional cycle to your dryer.
The default My Cycle on the dryer is SMALL LOAD.
USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read this entire manual,
including the Important Safety Instructions, before operating this dryer.
• Unplug the dryer or turn the power off before cleaning to avoid the risk of electric shock. Failure to follow this
warning can cause serious injury, fire, electrical shock, or death.
• Never use harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaners, or solvents to clean the dryer. They will damage the finish.
REGULAR CLEANING
Cleaning the Exterior
3
Roll any lint off the filter with your fingers.
4
Insert lint filter back into dryer.
Proper care of your dryer can extend its life. The outside
of the machine can be cleaned with warm water and
a mild, nonabrasive household detergent. Immediately
wipe off any spills with a soft, damp cloth.
IMPORTANT: Do not use cleaning alcohols, solvents, or
similar products.
NEVER use steel wool or abrasive cleansers because
they can damage the surface.
Cleaning the Interior
Wipe around the door opening and seal with a soft,
damp cloth to prevent lint and dust buildup that could
damage the door seal.
Clean the window with a soft cloth dampened with
warm water and a mild, nonabrasive household
detergent, then wipe dry.
NEVER use steel wool or abrasive cleansers; they can
scratch or damage the surface.
Periodic thorough cleaning:
Some fabric softeners can build up on the lint filter over
time. This buildup can restrict the airflow through the
filter reducing dryer efficiency and lengthening drying
times. After removing lint, if the filter looks dark or dirty
when held up to the light, follow these steps to clean:
Cleaning Around and Under the Dryer
1
Vacuum the lint filter
2
Use hot soapy water and a stiff brush to clean
the filter.
3
Make sure that the filter is completely dry before
reinstalling it and using the dryer.
Vacuum lint and dust from around the dryer and
underneath it regularly.
Cleaning the Lint Filter
ALWAYS make sure the lint filter is clean before every
cycle. The Check Lint Filter Light on the control panel
will blink before every cycle to remind you.
NOTE: NEVER operate the dryer without the lint filter.
To remove lint between cycles:
1
2
Open the dryer door.
Pull the lint filter straight up.
Lint
Filter
NOTE: NEVER operate the dryer with a wet lint filter.
Maintaining Ductwork
Vent ductwork should be checked for lint buildup once per
month and cleaned at least once per year. If any noticeable
reduction in airflow or drying performance occurs, immediately check the ductwork for obstruction and blockages. Contact a qualified technician or service provider.
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USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS
MAINTAINING THE EXHAUST SYSTEM
The most common cause of dryer problems is poor exhaust venting. Poor exhaust venting may result from the
following conditions:
• DIRTY OR DAMAGED EXHAUST DUCTS
• WRONG VENT MATERIAL
• RESTRICTED OR DAMAGED VENT HOOD
• EXCESSIVELY LONG VENT
• THE USE OF PLASTIC OR FOIL VENTING
CHECK VENT Operation
Maintaining the Exhaust System
The CHECK VENT system uses components already
in the dryer. By monitoring these components over the
course of several cycles, the control is able to determine
how much restriction there is in the exhaust system. If
it detects a high level of restriction, it will turn on the
CHECK VENT light to alert you to the condition. The
dryer will continue to operate after the light comes
on, but you should have the exhaust system cleaned or
repaired immediately to avoid longer dry times and
higher energy consumption.
Vent ducts should be checked for lint buildup and
cleaned at least once per year. If any noticeable
reduction in drying performance occurs, check the ducts
for obstructions and blockages.
If the CHECK VENT indicator illuminates, the exhaust
system should be checked immediately for damage
or obstructions. The CHECK VENT indicator signals a
serious reduction in exhaust airflow which will greatly
reduce energy efficiency and increase drying times.
Damaged or restricted exhaust systems are not covered
by the dryer warranty. Damage to the dryer that is
caused by damaged, restricted, or otherwise inadequate
exhaust systems is not covered by the dryer warranty.
IMPORTANT: In order for a dryer to properly and
efficiently dry your clothes, it is extremely important that
the exhaust system is as short and clean as possible. It
MUST be less than the maximum length specifications
as outlined in the installation section. It is also very
important that you make sure that when the dryer is
installed, the exhaust system is clean and clear of any
restrictions and is not kinked or crushed.
Failure to meet these guidelines will result in long dry
times, increased energy consumption and possibly even
clothing damage or dryer failure. When exhaust system
restrictions become extreme, the CHECK VENT light will
blink to alert you to the condition so you can have the
exhaust system cleaned or repaired.
CHECK VENT Indicator
The CHECK VENT warning system is designed to
help you avoid the reduced performance caused by
restrictions in the household exhaust system. The CHECK
VENT indicator illuminates to alert you when problems
in the system occur, so you can have them repaired.
While you should always check and maintain your
exhaust system regularly, the CHECK VENT warning
system will detect and alert you if serious problems
develop in your home’s exhaust system. This includes
exhaust systems that are unsatisfactory for any reason
including a blockage in the venting, crushed/kinked
venting, or venting which exceeds the maximum
recommended length requirement as described in the
installation section.
NOTE: The total length includes the length from the
back of the dryer to the outside vent hood, PLUS a
factor for every 90° elbow in the exhaust system. For
example, if the distance from the back of the dryer to
the vent hood is 30 feet, and there are four elbows in
the system, then it exceeds the 28-foot maximum length
allowed for those conditions as specified in the Duct
Length Chart.
The CHECK VENT indicator on the control panel will
alert you that the exhaust system is not moving enough
air from the dryer to the outside. This lack of airflow will
lead to long dry times, poor drying and possibly dryer
failure.
As a reminder, external dryer venting is considered
part of your home and is not covered by the product
warranty or protection agreements. There are services
available for cleaning/maintaining the external venting.
Sears provides this service via Sears Carpet, Upholstery,
and Duct Cleaning. Call 1-800-661-6594 to schedule
duct cleaning service from Sears (if it is available in
your area).
1 To prevent false alarms and for increased reliability,
the dryer will monitor the exhaust condition for
several loads. If multiple, consecutive cycles exceed
the restriction limits, the control will blink the CHECK
VENT indicator.
2 A blinking CHECK VENT indicator means the external
venting should be checked for potential restrictions as
soon as possible.
3 The CHECK VENT indicator will remain active
(blinking) until the restriction is resolved AND the
control has verified the improved airflow for
several cycles.
4 After the exhaust is cleaned or repaired, it will take
several cycles for the CHECK VENT indicator to reset
and turn off the light.
NOTE: The CHECK VENT indicator is designed to
measure performance over several consecutive cycles
before activating or deactivating, to avoid false alarms.
A very large load, such as a large comforter, could
cause the CHECK VENT system to sense that the exhaust
system is restricted, but this would not cause the light to
blink. However, if several large loads were to run back
to back, the CHECK VENT indicator could be activated.
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DIAGNOSTICS
If you experience problems with your dryer, call
1-844-553-6667. Only use the Diagnostics feature
when instructed to do so by the Diagnostics Team. The
transmission sounds that you will hear are normal and
sound similar to a fax machine.
Diagnostics cannot be activated unless your dryer is
turned on by pressing the POWER button. If your dryer
is unable to turn on, then troubleshooting must be done
without using Diagnostics.
Should you experience any problems with your dryer,
it has the capability of transmitting data via your
telephone to the Diagnostics Team. This gives you
the capability of speaking directly to our specially
trained technicians. The technician records the data
transmitted from your machine and uses it to analyze
the issue, providing a fast and effective diagnosis.
Using Diagnostics
First, call 1-844-553-6667. If the number of the phone you are using is on file and is asociated with your dryer, you will
be quickly relayed to a Diagnostics Team agent. Follow the technician’s instructions and perform the following steps only
when requested to by the Diagnostics Team agent.
1 in.
(2.5 cm)
HOLD the mouthpiece of your phone over the POWER button, when instructed to do so by
the call center, no more than 1 in. (2.5 cm) from (but not touching) the machine.
NOTE: Do not press any other buttons or turn the cycle selector knob.
PUSH and hold the TEMP button while continuing to hold your phone to the
POWER button.
LISTEN for two beeps. After you hear the two beeps, release the TEMP button. A tone
transmission will begin. Keep the phone in place until the tone transmission has finished. The
display will count down the time. Once the countdown is over and the tones have stopped,
resume your conversation with the technician, who will then be able to assist you in using the
information transmitted for analysis.
NOTE:
• For best results, do not move the phone while the tones are being transmitted.
• If the call center agent is not able to get an accurate recording of the data, you may be
asked to try again.
• Pressing the POWER button during the transmission will shut off Diagnostics.
Diagnostics is a troubleshooting feature designed to assist, not replace, the traditional method
of troubleshooting through service calls. The effectiveness of this feature depends upon
various factors, including, but not limited to, the reception of the cellular phone being used
for transmission, any external noise that may be present during the transmission, and the
acoustics of the room where the machine is located. Accordingly, Sears does not guarantee
that Diagnostics will accurately troubleshoot any given issue.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
FAQs
Q:
When I press a button, why does my dryer beep and then nothing happens?
A:
The Control Lock feature is turned on. To turn off Control Lock, turn the dryer on, then press and hold the
button that has *Control Lock on or under it for 3 seconds.
Q:
Why does my dryer take so long to dry clothes?
A:
Proper airflow is critical to the efficient operation of clothes dryers. A lint filter which is full of lint or
clogged with fabric softener sheet residue can reduce the airflow to the point that the time required to
dry clothing will be greatly increased. Another factor affecting dry time is your home exhaust system.
An exhaust system which is dirty and clogged with lint, or is excessively long, needs to be professionally
cleaned or repaired.
Q:
Why does my dryer start by itself every few minutes?
A:
This is how the Wrinkle Guard feature works. The dryer runs briefly every few minutes for up to 3 hours
after the cycle finishes. This feature is designed to help prevent wrinkles from setting in when the dryer is
not unloaded immediately after the cycle is finished.
Q:
Why does my dryer show 3 minutes when I select the Steam Refresh cycle?
A:
When the Steam Refresh cycle is selected, the dryer displays the number of garments rather than the
estimated cycle time, until the cycle is started. Use the MORE TIME or LESS TIME buttons to adjust the
load size setting for the number of garments you desire. For a large load or single bulky item use the
(big) setting.
BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE
Problem
Possible Cause
*CHECK VENT indicator
is blinking
* This warning light is
not a dryer failure and
is not covered by the
dryer warranty. Contact
a duct cleaning service to
have your exhaust system
cleaned and inspected.
The display shows d80,
d90, or d95
Solutions
Exhaust system is too long or has
too many turns/restrictions.
Partial blockage of the ductwork due
to lint buildup or other foreign object.
Install a shorter or straighter duct run. See the
Installation Instructions for details.
Ductwork should be checked/cleaned immediately.
Dryer can be used in this condition, but drying times
will be longer and energy consumption will increase.
The appliance has detected a
See the CHECK VENT INDICATOR and CHECK
restriction in the external dryer
VENT OPERATION sections for details regarding
venting.
this function.
The ductwork is about 80%-95%
Do not use the dryer until the exhaust system has
blocked. These error codes are only been cleaned and/or repaired. Using the dryer
displayed for 2 hours.
with a severely restricted exhaust is dangerous and
could result in a fire or other property damage.
Check the outside dryer vent while the dryer is
operating to make sure there is strong airflow.
If the exhaust system is extremely long, have it
repaired or rerouted.
Keep the area around the dryer clean and free of
clutter.
Check vent hood for damage or lint clogging.
Make sure the area around the vent hood is clear.
The CHECK VENT
After clearing the restriction, the
If the CHECK VENT indicator remains active for
CHECK VENT system requires
more than five cycles after the restriction has been
indicator remains active
multiple, consecutive cycles to
cleared, call for service.
(blinking) after clearing the determine that the performance
restriction in the venting.
value has improved before the
CHECK VENT indicator is reset.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE (continued)
Problem
Possible Cause
Dryer will not turn on
Power cord is not properly
plugged in.
House fuse is blown, circuit
breaker has tripped, or power
outage has occurred.
CONTROL LOCK function is
engaged.
Buttons are disabled or
CL shows in display
Error code: tE1 through tE7 Temperature sensor failure.
Display shows error
code PS (electric dryers
only)
Display shows error
code nP or gAS
Light does not turn on
when door is opened
Dryer does not heat
Greasy or dirty spots on
clothes
Lint on clothes
Solutions
Make sure that the plug is securely plugged into a
grounded outlet matching the dryer’s rating plate.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase
fuse capacity. If the problem is a circuit overload,
have it corrected by a qualified electrician.
Press and hold the CHIME button for three seconds to
activate or deactivate the function.
Turn off the dryer and call for service.
Power cord is connected
incorrectly.
White (N) and red (L2) wires on power cord. Check
power cord connections for neutral connection on the
center terminal. 240 volts applied to the control, so it
will protect itself.
Power cord connection is incorrect. Check the connection of power cord to terminal block.
Gas supply or service turned off
Confirm that house gas shutoff and dryer gas shutoff
(gas models only).
are both fully open.
Dryer has been off for more than Press the POWER button to turn on the dryer, which will
four minutes and light is disabled. enable the drum light.
House fuse is blown, circuit
breaker has tripped, or power
outage has occurred.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not increase
fuse capacity. If the problem is a circuit overload,
have it corrected by a qualified electrician.
NOTE: Due to the design of electric dryers, it is possible
for a circuit problem to allow an electric dryer to run
without heat.
Gas supply or service is turned off Confirm that the house gas shutoff and the dryer gas
(gas models only).
shutoff valves are both fully open. Even if gas is not
supplied to the dryer, it will run and no error codes
will display. Verify that other gas appliances in the
home are working normally.
Clean and dirty clothes are being Only use your dryer to dry clean items. Soil from dirty
dried together.
clothes can transfer to the clean clothes in the same or
later loads.
Clothes were not properly cleaned Stains on dried clothes could be stains that weren’t
or rinsed before being placed in
removed during the washing process. Make sure
the dryer.
that clothes are being completely cleaned or rinsed
according to the instructions for your washer and
detergent. Some difficult soils may require pretreating prior to washing.
Lint filter not cleaned properly.
Remove the lint from the filter before every load.
With the lint removed, hold the filter up to a light to
see if it is dirty or clogged. If it looks dirty, follow the
cleaning instructions. With some loads that produce
high amounts of lint, it may be necessary to clean the
filter during the cycle.
Laundry not sorted properly.
Some fabrics are lint producers (i.e., a fuzzy white cotton
towel) and should be dried separately from clothes that
are lint trappers (i.e., a pair of black linen pants).
Excess static in clothes.
Use a fabric softener to reduce static electricity. Be
sure to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Over
drying a load of laundry can cause a buildup of
static electricity. Adjust settings and use a shorter
drying time, or use AUTO DRY cycles.
Dryer is overloaded.
Divide extra large loads into smaller loads for drying.
Tissue, paper, etc., left in pockets. Check pockets thoroughly before washing and drying
clothes.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE (continued)
Problem
Drying time is not
consistent
Possible Cause
Solutions
Heat settings, load size, or dampness
of clothing is not consistent.
The drying time for a load will vary
depending on the type of heat used (electric,
natural gas, or LP gas), the size of the load,
the type of fabrics, the wetness of the clothes,
and the condition of the exhaust duct and lint
filter. Even an unbalanced load in the washer
can cause poor spinning, resulting in wetter
clothes which will take longer to dry.
Clothes take too long to dry Exhaust ducts are blocked, dirty, or
duct run is too long.
Load is not properly sorted.
Large load of heavy fabrics.
Dryer controls are not set properly.
Lint filter needs to be cleaned.
House fuse is blown, circuit breaker
has tripped, or power outage has
occurred.
Confirm that the exhaust duct is properly
configured and free of debris, lint, and
obstructions. Make sure that outside wall
dampers can open properly and are not
blocked, jammed, or damaged.
Separate heavy items from lightweight items.
Larger and heavier items take longer to dry.
Light items in a load with heavy items can fool
the sensor because the light items dry faster.
Heavy fabrics take longer to dry because they
tend to retain more moisture. To help reduce
and maintain more consistent drying times for
large and heavy fabrics, separate these items
into smaller loads of a consistent size.
Use the appropriate control settings for the
type of load you are drying. Some loads
may require an adjustment of the DRY LEVEL
setting for proper drying.
Remove the lint from the filter before every
load. With the lint removed, hold the filter up
to a light to see if it is dirty or clogged. If it
looks dirty, follow the cleaning instructions on.
With some loads that produce high amounts
of lint, such as new bath towels, it may be
necessary to pause the cycle and clean the
filter during the cycle.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do
not increase fuse capacity. If the problem
is a circuit overload, have it corrected by a
qualified electrician.
NOTE: Due to the design of electric dryers, it
is possible for a circuit problem to allow an
electric dryer to run without heat.
Dryer is overloaded.
Divide extra large loads into smaller loads for
better drying performance and efficiency.
If you are drying a very small load, add a
few extra items to ensure proper tumbling
action. If the load is very small and you are
using AUTO DRY cycles, the electronic control
cannot properly sense the dryness of the load
and may shut off too soon. Use TIMED DRY or
add some extra wet clothes to the load.
Dryer is under loaded.
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TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE
BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE (continued)
Problem
Possible Cause
Solutions
Clothes are
wrinkled
Clothes dried too long (over
dried).
Clothes are
shrinking
Clothes left in dryer too long
after cycle ends.
Garment care instructions are To avoid shrinking your clothes, always consult and follow fabric
not being followed.
care instructions. Some fabrics will naturally shrink when washed.
Other fabrics can be washed but will shrink when dried in a dryer.
Use a low or no heat setting.
Excess static in
clothes after
drying
Fabric softener is not used or
used incorrectly.
Clothes dried too long (over
dried).
Steam Features
Not Working
Drying synthetics, permanent
press, or synthetic blends.
Water drips from nozzle
when steam cycle starts.
Steam is not visible during
steam cycle.
Steam is not generated and
no error code is displayed.
Garments are still wrinkled
at the end of the STEAM
REFRESH cycle.
Creases or pleats are gone
from garments after Steam
Refresh.
Garments have static after
using the Static Shield option.
Garments are too damp or
too dry after using Static
Shield option.
Water drips down the door
during steam cycles.
Drum does not turn during
steam cycles.
Cannot see steam vapor at
the beginning of the cycle.
Odors are not completely
removed at the end of the
STEAM REFRESH cycle.
Overdrying a load of laundry can lead to wrinkled clothes. Try a
shorter drying time or LESS DRY setting and remove items while
they still retain a slight amount of moisture.
Use the WRINKLE GUARD option. This feature will tumble the
clothes briefly every few minutes for up to 180 minutes to help
prevent wrinkling.
Use a fabric softener or the STATIC SHIELD option, if equipped,
to reduce static electricity. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s
instructions.
Overdrying a load of laundry can cause a buildup of static
electricity. Adjust settings and use a shorter drying time, or use
AUTO DRY cycles. Select a LESS DRY setting on AUTO DRY
cycles, if necessary.
These fabrics are naturally more prone to static buildup. Try using fabric
softener, or use LESS DRY and/or shorter TIMED DRY time settings.
This is normal steam condensation. The dripping water will stop after
a short time.
This is normal. Check for condensation on the inside of the door
during the steam portion of the cycle. Steam is not directly visible.
Water level error. Unplug the dryer and call for service.
Load only one to five garments (or a single bulky item). Do not
mix fabric types. STEAM REFRESH is most effective on 70/30
cotton/polyblends. Do not use on 100% cotton items.
This cycle removes wrinkles from fabric. Use an iron to replace
creases and pleats in garments.
The amount of static that builds up when wearing garments
depends on the individual moisture level in the skin.
Select the load weight manually before starting the Static Shield
option.
Steam is invisible. However, under some conditions, the condensed
fog may be seen, or condensation will form on the inside of the
door glass and may be seen dripping down the glass.
The drum is turned off so that the steam vapor remains in the
drum. The drum will turn for only a few seconds, once a minute.
Steam is released at different stages of the cycle for each
option. Steam cannot be seen, but condensation may form on the
inside of the door when steam is being generated.
Some odors are difficult to remove. Fabrics containing certain
difficult odors or very strong odors may not refresh well and
should be washed or dry cleaned instead.
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WARRANTY
Kenmore Elite Limited Warranty
FOR ONE YEAR from the date of sale this appliance is warranted against defects in material or
workmanship when it is correctly installed, operated and maintained according to all supplied instructions.
WITH PROOF OF SALE, a defective appliance will receive free repair or replacement at option of seller.
For warranty coverage details to obtain free repair or replacement, visit the web page: www.kenmore.com/warranty
This warranty applies for only 90 DAYS from the sale date in the United States if this appliance is ever used
for other than private household purposes.
This warranty covers ONLY defects in material and workmanship, and will NOT pay for:
1. Expendable items that can wear out from normal use, including but not limited to filters, belts, bags or
screw-in base light bulbs.
2. A service technician to clean or maintain this appliance, or to instruct the user in correct appliance
installation, operation and maintenance.
3. Service calls to correct appliance installation not performed by Sears authorized service agents, or to
repair problems with house fuses, circuit breakers, house wiring, and plumbing or gas supply systems
resulting from such installation.
4. Damage to or failure of this appliance resulting from installation not performed by Sears authorized
service agents, including installation that was not in accord with electrical, gas or plumbing codes.
5. Damage to or failure of this appliance, including discoloration or surface rust, if it is not correctly
operated and maintained according to all supplied instructions.
6. Damage to or failure of this appliance, including discoloration or surface rust, resulting from accident,
alteration, abuse, misuse or use for other than its intended purpose.
7. Damage to or failure of this appliance, including discoloration or surface rust, caused by the use of
detergents, cleaners, chemicals or utensils other than those recommended in all instructions supplied with
the product.
8. Damage to or failure of parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to this
appliance.
9. Service to an appliance if the model and serial plate is missing, altered, or cannot easily be determined
to have the appropriate certification logo.
Disclaimer of implied warranties; limitation of remedies
Customer’s sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty shall be product repair or replacement
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. Seller 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 limitation 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.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to
state.
Sears Brands Management Corporation, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
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Kenmore
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Customer Care Hotline
To schedule in-home repair service
or order replacement parts
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1-844-553-6667
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