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Avoid Service Checklist - Kenmore C8909 Use & Care Manual

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Avoid Service Checklist

Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are
not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this dryer.
Dryer does not start.
Electrical power cord is not securely plugged in or plug
may be loose.
House fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped.
Thermal limiter tripped.
Dryer runs but won't
There are 2 house fuses in the dryer circuit. If 1 of the 2
fuses is blown, the drum may turn but the heater will not
operate. (electric models)
Gas supply valve is not open (gas models).
Dryer does not have enough air supply to support the
burner fl ame (gas models).
LP gas supply tank is empty or there has been a utility
interruption of natural gas (gas models).
Drying cycle takes too
Lint fi lter is clogged with lint.
long, outside of the
dryer feels too hot or
Exhaust duct requirements have not been met.
smells hot.
Electric dryer is connected to a 208 volt circuit.
Drying procedures have not been followed.
Outside exhaust hood or exhaust duct may be clogged
or restricted.
High humidity.
Excessive wrinkling.
Dryer is overloaded.
Items left in dryer too long.
Insuffi cient sorting of items.
Drying temperature too high.
Scratching or chipping of
Foreign objects such as coins, pins, clips or buttons are
the drum fi nish.
inside the dryer.*
Permanently attached items such as belt buckles, zippers
and fasteners may be hitting the inside of the drum.*
*Drum damage caused by foreign objects or permanently attached items is not covered by the warranty.
Make sure the plug fi ts tightly in wall outlet.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse.
Make sure electrical line is not overloaded and the dryer is on a
separate circuit.
Call authorized service person for replacement.
Replace fuse.
Check to make sure supply valve is open. See INSTALLATION IN-
STRUCTIONS for procedure.
Refi ll or replace tank.
Dryer should heat when utility service is restored.
Make sure all lint has been removed from the dryer lint fi lter before
starting each cycle.
Exhaust duct must be at least 4 inches in diameter and made of rigid
or semi-rigid metal.
When in place, the duct must have no more than two 90° bends and
must not exceed length listed in INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS.
Drying time will be 20% longer than drying on a 240 volt circuit.
See "Operating Instructions."
Clean out any obstruction.
Use a dehumidifi er near the dryer.
Do not overload. See "Operating Instructions."
Remove items as soon as cycle ends.
See "Operating Instructions."
Follow fabric care label instructions.
Always remove foreign objects from pockets before laundering.
Remove objects from drum and restart dryer.
It may be necessary to sew a scrap of material securely around orna-
ments before drying to prevent scratching and damage to the dryer.


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