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Kenmore Elite 796.3142 Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
English
Model: 796.3142*
Kenmore Elite
Top-Loading
Automatic Washer
* = color number
MFL68019766
Sears Brands Management Corporation
®
Para obtener los mejores resultados, deberá
utilizarse un detergente HE para lavadoras de
®

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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Para obtener los mejores resultados, deberá English utilizarse un detergente HE para lavadoras de Model: 796.3142* Kenmore Elite ® Top-Loading Automatic Washer * = color number MFL68019766 Sears Brands Management Corporation ®...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    $250 food loss protection annually Regular Cleaning ............23 Maintenance ..............24 Cleaning the Washer ............25 KENMORE CONNECT™ SYSTEM ........26 Rental reimbursement Using the Kenmore Connect™ System ......26 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE Normal Sounds You May Hear ........27 25% discount repair ........27-32 Error Codes ..............31-32...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    SAFETY MESSAGES There are 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 result in prop- erty damage and/or serious bodily harm or death.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING when using this appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following. adapter or extension cord. Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet. Never use harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaners, or solvents to third clean the washer. (ground) prong from the power cord. Do not put oily or greasy rags or clothing on top of the washer.
  • Page 5: Grounding Requirements

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: RISK TO CHILDREN GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS IMPORTANT: Please read carefully. GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS TO CONNECT ELECTRICITY WARNING 3-prong grounding type wall receptacle Ensure proper ground exists grounding before use.
  • Page 6: Features And Benefits

    Should you experience any problems with Power your washing machine, it has the capability Cord of transmitting data via your telephone to the Kenmore Connect Team. This gives you the capability of speaking directly to our specially Drain trained technicians. The technician records the Hose...
  • Page 7: Installation Requirements

    INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS KEY DIMENSIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS Description Top-Loading Washer Rated Voltage/Frequency 120VAC, 60Hz Dimensions 27"(W) X 28 3/8"(D) X 41 3/10"(H), 55 1/8"(H with lid open) 68.6 cm (W) X 72.1 cm (D) X 105.0 cm (H), 140 cm (H with lid open) Net Weight 137.3 lbs.
  • Page 8: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS UNPACKING AND REMOVING SHIPPING MATERIAL When removing the washer from the carton base, be sure the plastic tub support comes off with the base. If you must lay the washer down to remove the base packaging materials, always protect the side of the washer and lay it carefully on its side.
  • Page 9: Connecting The Water Lines

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS CONNECTING THE WATER LINES IMPORTANT: IMPORTANT: Kenmore Cold Rubber Seal Rubber Seal Water Hose (to water inlet on washer) 4. Attach the (red) hot water line to the hot water inlet on Water Hose the back of the washer. Attach the (blue) cold water (to tap) line to the cold water inlet on the back of the washer.
  • Page 10: Connecting The Drain Hose

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS CONNECTING THE DRAIN HOSE Drain Line Standpipe Drain Hose CONNECT TO THE POWER SUPPLY Washer should be plugged into a 120-VAC, 60-Hz grounded 3-prong outlet. Plug in the washer. WARNING 35"~47" (0.9~1.2 m) 35"~47" (0.9~1.2 m) Cable Tie...
  • Page 11: Leveling The Washer

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS LEVELING THE WASHER NOTE: NOTE: Side to Side Front to Back Raise Lower Lower Raise...
  • Page 12: How To Use

    HOW TO USE WARNING: entire Use & Care Guide, including the Important Safety Instructions, before operating this washer. CONTROL PANEL FEATURES Cool POWER (ON/OFF) BUTTON START/PAUSE BUTTON Press to turn the washer ON. Press again to turn Press this button to start the selected cycle. If the washer is running, use this button to pause the the washer OFF.
  • Page 13: Operating The Washer

    HOW TO USE OPERATING THE WASHER SORT LAUNDRY AND LOAD WASHER Sort laundry by fabric type, soil level, color and load size, as needed. Open the door and load the items into the washer . ADD CLEANING PRODUCT Detergent TURN ON THE WASHER Press the POWER button to turn ON the washer.
  • Page 14: Cycle Guide

    HOW TO USE CYCLE GUIDE The cycle guide below shows the default settings, available options and recommended fabric = Default Setting each cycle. Spin Speed Medium No Spin Medium No Spin Medium No Spin Medium Bedding No Spin NOTE:...
  • Page 15 HOW TO USE CYCLE GUIDE The cycle guide below shows the default settings, available options and recommended fabric = Default Setting each cycle. Spin Speed Medium No Spin Medium No Spin Medium garments No Spin Medium No Spin NOTE:...
  • Page 16: Sorting Wash Loads

    HOW TO USE SORTING WASH LOADS Fabric Care Labels Many articles of clothing include a fabric care label. CAUTION Using the chart below, adjust the cycle and option selections to care for your clothing according to the manufacturer’s recommendations. If possible, do not wash any water-resistant items. For the best washing results, and to reduce the possibility of damage to clothing, care should be taken to sort the clothing into loads that are made up of similar items.
  • Page 17: About The Dispensers

    HOW TO USE ABOUT THE DISPENSERS The automatic dispenser consists of two compartments which hold: Liquid Bleach Compartment Dispenser Drawer Main Wash Detergent Compartment onto Never DANGER Fabric Softener Compartment Never exceed the manufacturer’s recommendations when adding softener. Using too much fabric softener can result in buildup in clothing and the washer.
  • Page 18: Detergent And Dispenser Use

    HOW TO USE DETERGENT AND DISPENSER USE To add detergent, bleach, and fabric softener to the automatic dispenser: Open the dispenser drawer. Load the laundry products into the appropriate compartments. Close the drawer before starting the cycle. NOTE: It is normal for a small amount of water to remain in the bleach and softener compartments at the Detergent Detergent...
  • Page 19: Time And Status Display

    HOW TO USE TIME AND STATUS DISPLAY The time and status display shows the estimated time remaining and cycle progress. CYCLE STATUS INDICATOR ESTIMATED TIME REMAINING These LEDs will illuminate when a cycle is selected to indicate which stages will run. When a cycle is running, the LED will blink for the active stage.
  • Page 20 HOW TO USE CYCLE MODIFIER BUTTONS NOTE: To protect your garments, not every wash/rinse temperature, spin speed, soil level, or option is avail- able with every cycle. A chime will sound and the LED will not light if a selection is not allowed. Cool WASH TEMP SPIN SPEED...
  • Page 21: Accela Wash

    HOW TO USE OPTION BUTTONS Your washing machine features several additional cycle options that customize cycles to meet your individual needs. This option will add an extra rinse to the se- lected cycle. Use this option to help ensure the Turn ON the washer and press the cycle button to select removal of detergent or bleach residue from the desired cycle.
  • Page 22: Fabric Softener

    HOW TO USE OPTION BUTTONS You can only save one cycle at a time. Pressing and holding the MY CYCLE button will overwrite any previously saved cycle. Press the POWER button to turn on the washer. Press the cycle button to select the desired cycle. Use this option to disable the controls.
  • Page 23: Care And Cleaning

    CARE AND CLEANING WARNING: To reduce the Care Guide, including the Important Safety Instructions, before operating this washer. Failure to follow this warning can cause seri- REGULAR CLEANING Proper care of your washer can extend its life. The outside of the machine can be cleaned with warm water and a mild, nonabrasive household detergent.
  • Page 24: Maintenance

    CARE AND CLEANING MAINTENANCE could be plugged by hard water scale, sediment in the water supply, or other debris. NOTE: The inlet screens protect the delicate parts of the inlet valve from being damaged by particles that could enter the valves with the water supply. Operat- damage.
  • Page 25: Cleaning The Washer

    CARE AND CLEANING CLEANING THE WASHER...
  • Page 26: Kenmore Connectâ„¢ System

    Kenmore Connect™ System ® Using the Kenmore Connect™ System HOLD NOTE: PUSH LISTEN NOTE:...
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE NORMAL SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR The following sounds may be heard while the washer is operating. They are normal. Clicking: Humming or gurgling: Lid lock relay when the lid locks and unlocks. Drain pump is pumping water from the washer at times during a cycle.
  • Page 28 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE (continued) Problem Possible Cause Solutions Excessive sudsing Too much detergent or incorrect detergent. ciency (HE) logo. For detergent quantities refer to the How to Use section. Staining Always use the dispensers to ensure that laundry directly to the wash load in the tub.
  • Page 29 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE (continued) Washer will not operate Lid is open properly...
  • Page 30 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE (continued) Poor stain removal Bleach does not dispense Premature dispensing of bleach Incomplete or no dispensing of detergent...
  • Page 31: Error Codes

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE (continued) Error Codes Problem Possible Cause Solutions The display shows: Lid lock switch error. Make sure that the lid is closed prop- erly and press the START/PAUSE but- ton. The washer will not operate unless the lid is locked.
  • Page 32 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE (continued) Problem Possible Cause Solutions Water in the washer drains Drain hose is kinked, pinched, or Make sure the drain hose is free of slowly or not at all, or the clogged. clogs, kinks, etc., and is not pinched behind display shows: or under the washer.
  • Page 33: Warranty

    WARRANTY KENMORE ELITE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR ONE YEAR from the date of sale this appliance is warranted against defects in material or workman- ship 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.
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