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Kenmore Washer/Dryer Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

Kenmore washer/dryer user manual.

 
Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
®
27-Inch Wide-
Large Capacity
LAUNDRY CENTER
Washer • Electric Dryer
IMPOFITANT:
Read and follow all safety
and operating instructions
before first use of this product.
Sears:,"Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.
PART NO. 3405596
PRINTED
IN U.S.A.
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Summary of Contents

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    Owner's Manual and Installation Instructions ® 27-Inch Wide- Large Capacity LAUNDRY CENTER Washer • Electric Dryer IMPOFITANT: Read and follow all safety and operating instructions before first use of this product. Sears:,"Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, PART NO. 3405596 PRINTED IN U.S.A.

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    - DRYER SEARS MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT Please read this manual. It will help you install and operate your new Kenmore Laundry Center in the safest and most economical way. If you need more information about the carE; and operation of Kenmore appliances call your nearest Sears store.

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    Full One Year Warranty Mechanical and Electrical Parts For one year from the date of purchase, if this laundry center is installed operated according to the instructions this manual, Sears will repair or replace any of its mechanical or electrical parts if they are defective...

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    YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANTTO WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your laundry center, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Read all instructions before using the laundry center. • Do not wash or dry articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed...

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    INSTALLATION OVERVIEW For a complete list of tools and parts neededi, see pages 5-10• A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR LAUNDRY CENTER (pgs. 11-15) Laundry Tub Drain System (p. 12) Floor Drain System (p. 13) Standpipe Drain System (p. 13) Recessed Area/ Closet Installation Instructions (p.

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    B. MAKE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (pgs. 16-26) If using a power cord: Tools Needed: 1h-inch nut #2 Phillips head driver (shown) screwdriver or socket wrench Flashlight (optional depending on installation) If making a direct wire connection: Tools Needed: 1/4-inch nut #2 Phillips head driver (shown) screwdriver...

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    C. REMOVE SHIPPING STRAP (p. 27) Shippingstrap Tools Needed: Scissors D. CONNECT DRAIN HOSE (pgs. 28-29) Tools Needed: Pliers that open Flashlight to 19/16inches (optional depending on installation) Flashlight (optional depending on installation) PUSH Parts Needed: (supplied with laundry center) 1 sil_e- 1 yellow, single-wlre wire hose clamp...

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    E. CONNECT INLET HOSES TO LAUNDRY Tools Needed: >]iers that open to 19/16inches Flashlight (optional depending on installation) F. CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WATER FAUCETS Tools Needed: Pliers that open to 19/_8inches _oUl:tFiient depending Flashlight (optional inst_Lllation) depending on installation) CENTER (pgs.

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    G. SECURE DRAIN HOSE (p. 31) Tools Needed: Flashlight (optional depending on installation) H. LEVEL LAUNDRY CENTER (p. 31) Tools Needed: open-end wrench Flashlight (optional depending on installation) Wood block Parts Needed: (supplied with laundry center) Shipping strap with fastener (pulled from back of laundry center) Parts Needed:...

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    I. CONNECT EXHAUST (pgs. 32-36) "\o Tools Needed: Duct tape Tin snips Flashlight (optional Flat-bladed depending on installation) screwdriver Parts Needed: 4-inch rigid or 4-inch metal elbow(s) flexible heavy (optional depending metal vent on installation) ©0 4-inch outlet (4) 4-inch exhaust hood diameter...

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    A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR LAUNDRY CENTER Selecting the proper location for your laundry center will improve its performance, make installation easier and minimize concerns like washer walk or noise. Check location where laundry center will be installed• Proper installation is your responsibility.

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    LALINDRY TUB DRAIN SYSTEM Hot and cold water faucets: provide psi and be within 4 feet of the hot and cold water fill valves attached to the back of the laundry center. Grounded receptacle: Within 31/2 feet of either side of laundry center.

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    AI..TERNATE LOCATIONS- STANDPIPE FLOOR DRAIN Standpipe drain system: Needs a two-inch minimum diameter standpipe with minimum carry-away capacity of 17 gallons per minute. Top of standpipe must be at least 39 inches above floor and no higher than 96 inches from bottom of laundry center.

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    RECESSED AREA/CLOSET INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Check governing codes and ordinances. This laundry center may be installed in a recessed area or closet. The laundry center must not be installed where it can be exposed to water and/or weather. • Proper operation of washer cycle.,;...

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    LAUNDRY CENTER DIMENSIONS Most installations will require at least 5" clearance behind the dryer for the dryer vent. Location must be large enough to fully open dryer door. MOBILE HOME REQUIREMENTS The laundry center must not be installed where it can be exposed to water and/or weather.

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    B. MAKE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION It is your responsibility: • To contact a qualified electrical installer. • To assure that the electrical installation is adequate and in conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/ NFPA 70-latest edition and all local codes and ordinances. Copies of the code standards listed above may be obtained...

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    I. THREE-WIRE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO RECEPTACLE Use a 3-wire power supply cord: Fire Hazard Use a new UL approved 30 ampere power supply cord. Use a UL approved strain relief. Disconnect power before making electrical connections. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal (silver).

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    GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS This appliance must be grounded. In the event of malfunc, tion or break- down, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current, The power supply cord must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance...

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    II. THREE-WIRE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (DIRECT WIRE) Prepare cable as directed: Fire Hazard Use 10 gauge solid copper wire. Use UL approved strain relief. Disconnect power before making electrical connections. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal (silver). Ground wire (green or bare wire) n_tustbe connected to !green ground connector.

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    STEP 2. Remove hold-down screw and terminal block cover. Hold-downscrew Terminal block cover STEP 3, Attach a 3/4-inch, U.L.-listed, strain relief to the hole below terminal block opening. Strain relief should have a tight fit with laundry center cabinet and be in a horizontal position.

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    ALTERNATE CONNECTION: If local codes do not permit the connection of a frame-grounding conductor to the neutral wire: STEP 1. Disconnect power. STEP 2. Make sure the power supply cord or direct wire cable is in place (see steps 1-3 on page 18 for power cord connections or steps 1-3 on pages 19-20 for direct wire connection).

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    II1. MAKE FOUR-WIRE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO RECEPTACLE Use a 4-wire power supply cord: Fire Hazard Use a new UL approved 30 ampere power supply cord. Use a UL approved strain relief. Disconnect power before making electrical connections. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal (silver).

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    GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS This appliance must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or break- down, grounding will reduce the risk of electric shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. The power supply cord must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance...

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    STEP 5. Connect neutr=:dgrounding wire and the neutral wire (white) of power supply cord under the center screw of terminal block. STEP 6. Connect the other two insulated wires to outer terminal block screws. STEP 7. Connect the grounding wire (green) of the power supply cord to the external grounding conductor...

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    IV. FOUR-WIRE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (DIRECT WIRE) Prepare cable as directed: Fire Hazard Use 10 gauge solid copper wire. Use UL approved strain relief. Disconnect power before making electrical connections. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) to center terminal (silver). Ground wire (green or bare wire) must be connected to green ground cormector.

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    STEP 3. Attach a 3/4-inch, U.L.-listed, strain relief to the hole below terminal block opening. Strain relief should have a tight fit with laundry center cabinet and be in a horizontal position. Put the direct wire cable through the strain relief. STEP 4.

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    C. RI--MOVE SHIPPING STRAP Removing the shipping strap is necessary for smooth operation. If the shipping strap is not removed, the laundry center will make excessive noise. To prevent floor damage, set laundry center onto cardboard before moving across floor. Move;...

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    D. CONNECT DRAIN HOSE Proper connection of the drain hose will protect your floors from damage due to water leakage. STEP 1. To prevent the drain hose from coming off or leaking, it must be installed per the following instructions: IMPORTANT: To ensure proper installa- tion, this procedure must be followed...

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    For standpipe or laundry tub drain systems: STEP 2. Open yellow, single-wire clamp with pliers and slide over hooked end of drain hose to secure the rubber and corrugated sections together. Hooked Drain hose STEP 3. Put hooked end of drain hose into laundry tub or standpipe.

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    STEP 2. Attach the hose with the red coupling to the hot water (bottom) inlet valve. Attaching the red coupling first makes it easier to tighten connection with pliers. Screw on coupling by hand. Make an additional two-thirds turn with pliers to tighten coupling.

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    G. SECURE DRAIN HOSE Securing the drain hose properly will protect your floors from damage due to water leakage. STEP 1. Move laundry center to its final location. STEP 2. Locate the remaining piece of shipping strap (not the end with the three cotter pins) from STEP 3 of "REMOVE SHIPPING STRAP"...

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    I. CONNECT EXHAUST II"t,J_meu,_rJ,,, :_ i[_ [T,N A properly exhausted laundry center will give you the shortest drying time, lower your utility bill, and extend life of the laundry center. Fire Hazard Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use a plastic vent. Do not use a metal foil vent.

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    This laundry center may be converted to exhaust out the right or left side. To convert the laundry center, the following kits MUST be used. Side Exhaust Kit No. 3391335 (white) Side Exhaust Kit No. 3391336 (almond) Follow the instructions in the kit to avoid operational and personal hazards.

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    STANDARD OFFSET CONNECTIONS Using 4-inch rigid heavy metal vent: NOTE: Do not secure exhaust vent joints with screws. Screws can catch lint and slow the drying process. Instead, use clamps to secure exhaust vent joints. STEP 1. Install a 4-inch metal elbow on the hood and on the laundry center's exhaust outlet.

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    Using 4-inch flexible heavy metal vent: NOTE: Do not secure exhaust vent joints with screws. Screws can catch lint and slow the drying process. Instead, use clamps to secure exhaust vent joints. STEP 1. Install a 4-inch metal elbow on the exhaust hood and, if necessary, on the laundry center's exhaust outlet.

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    OFFSET CONNECTIONS WITH CLOSE CLEARANCES When your exhaust vent is in a close clearance behind the laundry center, or if you are installing your laundry center in a recessed area or closet, you will find it helpful to install the exhaust vent by using a loop system.

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    Take a few minutes to complete this checklist. It will help assure you that you have a proper installation and will increase your satisfaction with your Kenmore laundry center. Check electrical requirements. Be sure you have correct electrical supply and recommended grounding method.

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    Wr,_mmJ1#m =_=.I l [_ [[mm To get the maximum cleaning fabric care from your washer, please read and follow these instructions. Explosion Hazard Never place items in the washer that are dampened with gasoline or other flammable fluids. No washer can completely remove oil.

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    SET WATER LEVEL CONTROL This control gives you the flexibility to save water when washing small loads. Your washer lets you select a water setting based on the size of your wash load. • For normal loads, start with the MEDIUM LOAD Setting.

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    SETTING Y OUR CYCLE SELECTOR CONTROL (TIMER) Use this controlto choose the agitation time and to start the washer. Each cycle is designed with the wash and spin speeds that are appropriatefor the fabdcs and soil levels in your wash load. •...

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    RINSE AND SPIN When using extra detergent for heavily soiled clothes, or washing special-care items, you may find an extra rinse and spin is needed. STEP 1. Set WATER LEVEL Control. STEP 2. Set WATER TEMP Control. STEP 3. Set the Cycle Selector Control (Timer) Knob to a RINSE setting.

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    DOUBLE ROLL-OVER DUAL-ACTION" PLUS AGITATOR [m,,.rzo_',. ;IN t[_ [[, Kenmore's Double Roll-Over DUAL-ACTION Plus Agitator gives you flexible fabric care for even your largest loads. The best cleaning action in your washer takes place at the bottom where the agitator...

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    • Start the washer. Bleach will be diluted automatically before it comes in contact with the wash load. NOTE: Do not use this dispenser to add powdered chlorine or color-safe bleach to your wash load. The dispenser is for liquid chlorine bleach only. -oO-oO_ooO-oOUV Liquid °oO°oO°...

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    UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE AUTO PREWASH/ HEAVY DUTY & KNIT/DELICATE PERMANENT selected level Fill to Wash selected time no spin Drain - Spin Fill to selected level Rinse Drain - no spin Spin SOAK PRESS selected level se ected level Fill to Fill to selected...

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    STARTING YOUR DRYER Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Do not dry anything that has ever had anything flammable on it (even after washing). Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, explosion, or fire.

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    CYCLE DESCRIPTION AUTOMATIC DRYING CYCLES IFt0zarttJlJ =' "_[=.] i[=_ n" The automatic drying cycles (PERMANENT PRESS/NORMAL KNIT/DELICATE) save you time by providing the best drying results in the shortest time.This can help you save money on utility bills and reduce the risk of fabric damage. Use the automatic drying cycles for most loads.

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    USING Using this cycle gives you all the benefits of hang drying with a shorter drying time. Use the AIR DRY Cycle to get up to 20 minutes of drying time in room temperature items that will not tolerate heat such as plastics and foam rubber.

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    Pilling is the natural result of washing wearing of garments. Kenmore dryers help prevent overdryim so you get outstanding fabric care. In th automatic drying and timed drying cycle_ clothes are dried at the temperature selected until the last few minutes of th_ cycle.

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    )REPARING CLOTHES :OR WASHING DRYING :ollow these recommendations _elp save on utility bills and prolong he life of your garments. NASHING AND DRYING TIPS , Olose zippers, snaps, and hooks to avoid snagging other items. Remove heat-sensitive trim that can be damaged by drying.

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    LOADING _rt0_,.=rt0J!,=, t.t=] i[3 lid Proper loading of your laundry center contributes to proper cleaning and fabric care and reduces machine noise. LOADING TIPS - WASHER • Drop items into washer to the top of the basket (top row of holes).

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    LOADING TIPS - DRYER • Mix large items with small items.' Load the dryer by the amount of space items take up, not by their weight. Do not overload the dryer. Overcrowding causes uneven drying and wrinkling, and can cause items to wear out faster (because of pilling).

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    STAIN REMOVAL RULES Stained, heavily soiled, or greasy items may need to be prewashed or soaked for best results. Soaking helps remove protein-type stains like blood, milk, or grass. Prewashing helps loosen soil before washing. • Use warm water for soaking or pre- washing stained...

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    Deodorants or antiperspirants Light stain: Treat with liquid detergent or your regular laundry detergent. Wash in hottest water safe for fabric. Heavy stain: Place face down on towel and treat with a paste of ammonia and color-safe bleach. Let stand for 30 minutes. Wash in hottest water safe for fabric.

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    Mildew Wash in hottest water safe for fabric. If stain remains, soak in warm water and a color-safe bleach for 15 to 30 minutes. Rewash. (Old mildew stains are almost impossible to remove. Mildew fungus destroys or weakens fabrics.) An alter- native to bleach is to treat with salt and lemon juice and dry in direct sunlight.

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    This section explains how to care for your laundry center properly and safely. Proper care of your laundry center can extend its life and help you avoid costly service calls. CLEANING YOUR WASHER EXTERIOR Wipe up detergent, bleach, and other spills with a soft, damp cloth or sponge as they occur.

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    CLEANING THE LINT SCREEN Remove Lint Before Every Load The lint screen is located in the dryer door opening. Remove lint before every load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time. To clean: STEP 1. Pull the lint screen straight up. STEP 2.

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    CHECKING FOR AIR FLOW OBSTRUCTION From time to time., you may find it h_lpful to check your laundry center and exhaust system for proper air flow. Poor air flow can result in longer drying times. To check for air flow obstruction: STEP 1.

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    WINTER STORAGE Install and store your laundry center where it will not freeze. Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can damage your laundry center. If storing or moving your laundry center during freezing weather winterize it. To winterize laundry center: 1.

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    Most launderingproblems are easily solved if you understand the cause, Check these tables for common laundry Problem Possible Cause Washer Leaks Household plumbing is leaking. Inlet hoses not tight. Inlet hose washers not properly seated. Drain hose not properly clamped or is off. Drain is clogged.

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    Problem Possible Cause Won't Drain/ Low voltage or using Won't Spin/ an extension cord. Wet Loads (cont'd) Cold rinses. Continues Drain hose is less than to Fill/ 39 inches above floor. Continues to Drain/ Drain hose fits tightly into Cycle Stuck standpipe.

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    Problem Possible Cause Machine Power cord not plugged in. Stops No power at plug. Fuse blown or circuit breaker open. Using an extension cord. Timer is not lined up. Timer knob not pulled out. Washer at pause in PERMANENT PRESS Cycle (approximately two minutes).

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    Problem Possible Cause Tearing Overloading. Improper use of washer, Improper use of chlorine bleach. Undiluted bleach will clamage fabrics. Sharp items not removed from pockets; fasteners not fastened. Item,,;damaged before washing, Stains on Improper use of fabric Load softener in washer or dryer, Iron in water (rust).

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    Problem Possible Cause Not Drying Lint screen is clogged with lint. Satisfactorily Restricted air movement. Exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood is clogged with lint. Exhaust vent is crushed or kinked, One fuse is blown or circuit breaker is tripped. The dryer will appear to operate, but you will not get any heat.

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    Problem Possible Cause Dryer Will Using a regular fuse. Not Run Dryer door not firmly closed. (cont'd) PUSH TO START DRYER Button not firmly pressed. Controls not set in an ON position. Lint in Load Lint screen is clogged. Improper sorting. Load is too big or heavy.

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    LAUNDRY CENTERS "We Service What We Sell" is our assurance that you can depend on Sears for service. Your Kenmore Laundry Center has added value when you consider that Sears has service units nationwide, staffed with professicnal technicians trained on all appliances Sears sells.

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    For the repair or replacement parts you need delivered directly to your home Call 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week 1 -8OO-366-PART (1-800-366-7278} For in-home major brand repair service Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-8OO-4-REPAIR (1-800-473-7247) For the location of a Sears Parts and...

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