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Kenmore 417.8191 SERIES Use And Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Guía de Uso y Cuidado
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
English / Español / Français
Models/ Modelos / Modèles: 417 .8191*
Compact Condensing Dryer
Condensación Secadora Compacto
Sécheuse Compact à Condensation
* = Color number, número de color, le numéro de couleur
P/N 136937490A (1502)
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoff man Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Sears Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3



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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Guía de Uso y Cuidado Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien English / Español / Français Models/ Modelos / Modèles: 417 .8191* Kenmore ® Compact Condensing Dryer Condensación Secadora Compacto Sécheuse Compact à Condensation * = Color number, número de color, le numéro de couleur...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS Record Model/Serial Numbers WARNING Please read all instructions before using this appliance. The model and serial numbers of your dryer are found on the serial plate located inside the door opening. Record and retain these numbers. Recognize safety symbols, words and labels Model Number __________________________ Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with a WARNING or CAUTION based on the risk type as...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS 208-240 v Electric Dryer 208-240 v Electric Dryer 10-30R 10-30R UL-approved service cord must be UL-approved service cord must be 14-30R 14-30R installed on electric dryers (not provided installed on electric dryers (not provided 3-wire 3-wire 4-wire 4-wire with unit except those manufactured with unit except those manufactured...
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS PROTECT CHILDREN • ALWAYS disconnect the dryer from the electrical supply • Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close before attempting any service or cleaning. Failure to do supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is used so can result in electrical shock or injury.
  • Page 5: Warranty / Protection Agreement

    Master Protection Agreements KENMORE LIMITED WARRANTY Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Kenmore FOR ONE YEAR from the date of sale this appliance is warranted ® product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable op- against defects in material or workmanship when it is correctly in- eration.
  • Page 6: Features

    Features LED Display Drum Light Control Lock Water Container Reversible Door Reversing-Action Tumble System Lint Filter Door Latch Moisture Sensor Door Strike Condenser Access Door Latch Condenser Access Door Adjustable Leveling Legs Drying Rack* *Not all models come with drying rack and stacking kit from the factory.
  • Page 7: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions POWER Button Favorites Button Temperature Button Cycle Selection Cycle Options / Cycle Status Display START/PAUSE Button This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Console shown above for reference only.
  • Page 8: Cycle Settings

    Operating Instructions Specialty Cycle Selection Cycle Settings Appropriate temperature, dryness level and options will be To scroll through the specialty cycles, continue to press the displayed for each cycle. The settings can be changed before Specialty Cycles icon. The selected cycle will be shown on the cycle is started.
  • Page 9 Operating Instructions Drying System Maintenance Procedures Lint Filter Plugged When the “Lint Filter Plugged” indicator comes on, follow these steps to clean the fi lter: Water Container Full (if direct drain kit not installed) 1. Remove the fi lter by pulling straight up. A condensing dryer does not expel moisture-fi...
  • Page 10 Operating Instructions Other Features chime cycle count down/ indicator delay start timer Delay Start control lock Favorites status display maintenance indicator indicators end of cycle control lock indicator key combination Favorites Drying Rack (on select models) After a time period of initial usage, the dryer will Use the drying rack for items which should not be tumble automatically remember the 3 most used cycles with their dried.
  • Page 11 Operating Instructions Dryer Settings Table These Temperatures, Dryness Levels, and Options are available with the following cycles: Specialty Cycles Temperature                Medium     ...
  • Page 12: Operating Your Dryer

    Operating Instructions Operating Your Dryer 4 Select the appropriate cycle and settings for each load. WARNING NOTE To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS in Over-drying can cause wrinkles, shrinkage, lint, harshness this Use and Care Guide before operating your dryer.
  • Page 13 Operating Instructions Normal Operating Sounds You may or may not hear the following sounds from your new dryer: A. SUSPENSION ROLLERS The dryer drum is supported by a set of suspension rollers. At times there may be a thumping or rolling sound when the dryer starts. This may happen if the dryer has not been in use for a period of time, or after a heavy load has remained in the dryer drum for an extended period, creating a temporary fl...
  • Page 14: Care And Cleaning

    Care and Cleaning WARNING To reduce risk of fi re or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed in the Important Safety Instructions and those listed below. • Before cleaning the dryer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid electrical shock hazards.
  • Page 15: Care And Cleaning

    Care and Cleaning Cleaning Condenser 4. Grab the condenser handle and pull straight out. Clean Condenser When the “Clean Condenser” indicator comes on, follow these steps to remove and clean the condenser assembly: 1. Open the dryer door and locate the condenser access door latch release.
  • Page 16: Solutions To Common Problems

    Solutions to Common Problems Common Drying Problems Many drying problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory washing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS PREVENTIVE MEASURES Greasy, oily...
  • Page 17: Solutions To Common Problems

    Solutions to Common Problems 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. OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION Dryer does not...