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Kenmore 11029852990 Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
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. 3950144
Rev. A
Your washer may look different
from the washer shown.


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  • Page 1 Owner’s Manual and Installation Instructions Three-Speed AUTOMATIC WASHERS IMPORTANT: Your washer may look different from the washer shown. 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.
  • Page 2 Please read this manual. It will help Use the space below to record the model you install and operate your new number and serial number of your new Kenmore washer in the safest and Kenmore Washer. most economical way. For more information about the care and operation of Kenmore appliances Model No.
  • Page 3: Sears Automatic Washer Warranty

    SEARS AUTOMATIC WASHER WARRANTY LIMITED 10-YEAR WARRANTY FULL 1-YEAR WARRANTY ON PLASTIC TUB ON MECHANICAL AND ELECTRICAL PARTS After one year and until ten years from date of purchase, Sears will furnish a For one year from the date of purchase, replacement plastic tub for any plastic when the washer is installed and operated tub which is defective in material or work-...
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT TO US washing machine, turn on all hot water WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, faucets and let the water flow from each electric shock, or injury to persons for several minutes. This will release any when using your washer, follow basic accumulated hydrogen gas.
  • Page 5: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS INSTALLATION OVERVIEW For a complete list of tools and parts needed, see pages 6-8. A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR WASHER (pgs. 10-12) Recessed Area/ Laundry Tub Drain System (p. 11) Closet Installation Instructions (p. 10) 39" Standpipe Drain System (p. 12) Floor Drain System (p.
  • Page 6 B. REMOVE SHIPPING STRAP (p. 13) Tools Needed: Flashlight (optional Scissors depending on installation) C. CONNECT DRAIN HOSE (pgs. 14-15) TWIST PUSH Tools Needed: Parts Needed: 1 drain hose Pliers that open to 1 inches 1 yellow, single-wire 1 silver, double- hose clamp (top of Flashlight (optional wire hose clamp...
  • Page 7 D. CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WASHER (pgs. 15-16) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: 2 water inlet hoses Pliers that open to 1 inches Flashlight (optional depending on installation) 4 flat water inlet hose washers E. CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WATER FAUCETS (p. 16) Parts Needed: Tools Needed: 2 water inlet hoses...
  • Page 8 F. SECURE DRAIN HOSE (p. 17) Parts Needed: Tools Needed: Shipping strap with fastener Flashlight (optional depending on installation) G. LEVEL WASHER (p. 18) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: -Inch Level open-end wrench 2 front leveling legs with nuts Flashlight (optional Wood block depending on installation)
  • Page 9 Benefit for your Selecting the proper location for your washer will improve its performance and minimize concerns like washer walk or noise. ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS 120-Volt, 60-Hz., AC-only, 15- or WARNING: Improper connection of 20-ampere fused electrical supply is the equipment grounding conductor can required.
  • Page 10 A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR WASHER – RECESSED AREA/ CLOSET INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS This washer may be installed in a recessed area or closet. 3" 14" max. 48 sq. in. minimum ventilation area 19" 24 sq. in. minimum ventilation 3" area 27"...
  • Page 11 LAUNDRY TUB DRAIN SYSTEM Check location where washer will be Do not store or operate washer at or installed. This washer can be installed below 32°F (some water may remain in using one of three systems: washer). See page 31 for Winterizing Information.
  • Page 12 ALTERNATE LOCATIONS – STANDPIPE AND FLOOR DRAIN SYSTEMS Siphon break: Must be purchased separately. See chart below. 39" Floor drain system: Requires a siphon Standpipe drain system: Needs a two-inch break, see chart below. A minimum carry- minimum diameter standpipe with minimum away capacity of 17 gallons per minute carry-away capacity of 17 gallons per minute.
  • Page 13 B. REMOVE SHIPPING STRAP STEP 3. Pull firmly to remove the Benefit for your end of the shipping strap that remains pinned to the back of the washer. This will release the rear self-leveling legs. Removing the shipping strap is necessary for smooth operation.
  • Page 14 C. CONNECT DRAIN HOSE Benefit for your Proper connection of the drain hose will protect your floors from damage due to water leakage. STEP 1. To prevent the drain hose from TWIST coming off or leaking, it must be installed per the following instructions: PUSH IMPORTANT: To ensure proper installa-...
  • Page 15 For standpipe or laundry tub drain D. CONNECT INLET HOSES systems: TO WASHER STEP 2. Open yellow, single-wire clamp Benefit for your with pliers and slide over hooked end of drain hose to secure the rubber and Proper connection of your inlet hoses corrugated sections together.
  • Page 16 E. CONNECT INLET HOSES STEP 2. Attach the hose with the red coupling to the hot water (bottom) inlet TO WATER FAUCETS valve. Attaching the red coupling first makes it easier to tighten connection STEP 1. Make sure washer basket is with pliers.
  • Page 17 F. SECURE DRAIN HOSE Benefit for your Securing the drain hose properly will protect your floors from damage due to water leakage. If the water faucets and drain standpipe STEP 1. Move washer to its final are recessed, put hooked end of drain location.
  • Page 18 G. LEVEL WASHER Benefit for your Leveling your washer properly pre- vents excessive noise and vibration. To install front legs: STEP 1. Prop front of washer up (about STEP 5. Move washer to its final 4 inches). Use a wood block or another location.
  • Page 19 Take a few minutes to complete this checklist. It will help assure you that you have a proper installation and increase your satisfaction with your Kenmore washer. Check electrical requirements. Check that: Be sure you have correct electrical • The washer is level.
  • Page 20: Operating Your Washer

    OPERATING YOUR WASHER STARTING YOUR WASHER Benefit for your STEP 1. Add measured detergent directly into washer basket. Then place To get the maximum cleaning and a load of sorted clothes in the washer. fabric care from your washer, please read and follow these instructions.
  • Page 21 SET WATER LEVEL CONTROL Washers with a 5-position WATER LEVEL Control Benefit for your • To change to a higher water level setting after the washer has started to agitate, turn the knob to the desired This control gives you the flexibility to new setting.
  • Page 22 AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE extra-slow speed agitation (10 seconds) and soaking (20 seconds). Slow spin CONTROL (ATC) speeds help reduce wrinkling. Do not use HAND WASHABLES for large items like Benefit for your blankets. NOTE: Some “HAND WASH” items, par- ATC takes away the worry of ticularly wool, naturally shrink when washed undissolved detergent and ensures either in the sink or in the washer HAND...
  • Page 23 SETTING YOUR CYCLE SELECTOR (TIMER) CONTROL Use this control to choose the agitation time and to start the washer. • For heavy soil and sturdy fabrics, use the full time. • For light soil and delicate fabrics, use less time. PERMANENT PRESS Benefit for your...
  • Page 24 SETTING YOUR RINSE OPTIONS RINSE AND SPIN CONTROL When using extra detergent for heavily soiled clothes, or washing special-care Benefit for your items, you may find an extra rinse and spin is needed. STEP 1. Set WATER LEVEL Control. A second rinse will remove more detergent residue.
  • Page 25 SELF-CLEANING LINT FILTER TRIPLE ACTION AGITATOR Benefit Benefit for your for your Kenmore’s exclusive TRIPLE ACTION ™ Lint is filtered from the load Agitator gives you the most flexible automatically – there’s no fabric care for even your largest loads. messy cleanup.
  • Page 26 UNDERSTANDING NORMAL USING THE LIQUID CHLORINE WASHER SOUNDS BLEACH DISPENSER Your new washer may make sounds Benefit for your that your old one didn’t. Because the sounds are unfamiliar, you may be concerned about them. Automatically dilutes bleach to ensure the cleanest and brightest The following describes some of the loads.
  • Page 27 USING THE LIQUID FABRIC To Remove the Fabric Softener Dispenser for Cleaning SOFTENER DISPENSER STEP 1. Pull the blue lock ring up, After loading the washer, measure and then remove dispenser from agitator add the recommended amount of fabric by pulling up. softener into the dispenser.
  • Page 28 UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE ULTRA CLEAN PERMANENT PRESS PREWASH Fill to Fill to Fill to selected level selected level selected level Wash Wash Wash selected time selected time selected time Drain – Partial Drain – no spin Drain no spin Spin Pause...
  • Page 29: Laundry Tips

    LAUNDRY TIPS PREPARING CLOTHES SORTING FOR WASHING • Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled ones, even if they Benefit for your would normally be washed together. Separate lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy, synthetics, Follow these recommendations permanent press).
  • Page 30: Loading Suggestions

    LOADING Benefit for your Proper loading of your washer con- tributes to proper cleaning and fabric care and reduces machine noise. • Drop items into washer loosely. Fill LOADING SUGGESTIONS to the top of the basket (top row of For these suggested full-sized loads, holes).
  • Page 31: Caring For Your Washer

    CARING FOR YOUR WASHER CLEANING YOUR WASHER WINTER STORAGE OR MOVING CARE Proper care of your washer can extend its life. This section explains how to care Install and store your washer where for your washer properly and safely. it will not freeze. Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can Exterior damage your washer.
  • Page 32: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Most laundering problems are easily and washer problems. If you need solved if you understand the cause. further assistance, see page 37. Check these lists for common laundry Problem Possible Cause Solution Washer Leaks Household plumbing is leaking. Repair plumbing. Inlet hoses not tight.
  • Page 33 Problem Possible Cause Solution Won’t Drain/ Low voltage or using Check electrical source or call Won’t Spin/ an extension cord. electrician. Do not use extension Wet Loads cords. (cont.) Cold rinses. Cold rinses leave loads wetter than warm rinses. This is normal. Continues Drain hose is less than Raise the drain hose...
  • Page 34 Problem Possible Cause Solution Machine Power cord not plugged in. Plug in power cord. Stops No power at plug. Check electrical source or call electrician. Fuse blown or circuit Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. breaker open. If problem continues, call electrician. Using an extension cord.
  • Page 35 Problem Possible Cause Solution Tearing Overloading. Improper Loads should move freely during use of washer. wash. Wash smaller loads. Improper use of chlorine Do not pour chlorine bleach directly bleach. Undiluted bleach on load. Wipe up bleach spills. will damage fabrics. Sharp items not removed Clean out pockets before washing.
  • Page 36: Sears Maintenance Agreement

    • Even if you don’t need repairs, the “We Service What We Sell. ” Maintenance Agreement offers an Sears Maintenance Agreement annual preventative maintenance Maintain the value of your Kenmore checkup at your request! Washer with a Sears Maintenance Agreement. Kenmore washers are For more information, designed, manufactured, and tested call 1-800-827-6655.
  • Page 37 For the repair or replacement parts you need delivered directly to your home Call 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278) For in-home major brand repair service Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week REPAIR SERVICES 1-800-4-REPAIR America’s Repair Specialists...

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