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Use & Care Guide
Manual de Uso y Cuidado
English / Español
Models/Modelos: 417.6173*, 417.7173*
Kenmore
®
Laundry Center
Centro de lavado
* = Color number, número de color
P/N A13414901 (1805)
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.kenmore.com
www.sears.com

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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Manual de Uso y Cuidado English / Español Models/Modelos: 417.6173*, 417.7173* Kenmore ® Laundry Center Centro de lavado * = Color number, número de color P/N A13414901 (1805) Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Record Model/Serial Important Safety Numbers Instructions This Use & Care Guide provides general Recognize safety symbols, words operating instructions for this laundry and labels center. It also contains information about Safety items throughout this manual are features for several other models. Models labeled with a WARNING or CAUTION vary and may not have every feature based on the risk type as described below:...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions WARNING FIRE OR EXPLOSION HAZARD Failure to follow safety warning exactly could result in serious injury, death, or property damage. DO NOT store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. WHAT TO DO IF THE SMELL OF GAS IS PRESENT: •...
  • Page 4 Important Safety Instructions part of a tumble dryer cycle occurs WARNING - RISK OF FIRE without heat (cool down period). Avoid stopping a tumble dryer before the end To reduce the risk of fire, electrical of the drying cycle unless all items are shock, or injury to persons when using quickly removed and spread out so that this laundry center, comply with the...
  • Page 5 Important Safety Instructions Prevent Injury sign of mechanical breakdown and lead to fire or serious injury. Contact a quali- • To prevent shock hazard and assure fied technician immediately. stability during operation, the laundry • Failure to comply with these warnings center must be installed and electrically could result in fire, explosion, serious grounded by a qualified service person...
  • Page 6 Important Safety Instructions Prevent Injury and Damage to the • To prevent injury, DO NOT reach into the laundry center while parts are Appliance moving. Before loading, unloading or To prevent serious personal injury and adding items, push in the cycle selector damage to the laundry center: knob to stop the cycle.
  • Page 7: Warranty Information

    Warranty Information KENMORE LIMITED WARRANTY WITH PROOF OF SALE the following warranty coverage applies when this appliance is correctly installed, operated and maintained according to all supplied instructions. One Year on Appliance FOR ONE YEAR from the date of sale this appliance is warranted against defects in material or workmanship.
  • Page 8: Washer Operating Instructions

    Washer Operating Instructions WARNING CAUTION To reduce the risk of fire, electric To avoid serious personal injury, DO shock or injury to persons, read these NOT operate washer if safety lid lock Important Safety Instructions in this is missing, damaged or operating Use &...
  • Page 9 Washer Operating Instructions Steps Tips Important 4. Add liquid • Detergent packs can also be used • Follow manufacturer’s in- detergent but may not fully dissolve in some structions for recommended or powder cycles. amount of detergent. detergent • The amount of detergent required •...
  • Page 10: Washer Controls And Settings

    Washer Operating Instructions Steps Tips Important 9. Select • See Washer Cycle Selection and • For best results, follow washing Washer Cycle Settings . fabric care label on items to cycle and be washed. • Unit will emit three short beeps to settings for indicate it is in “wake”...
  • Page 11 Washer Controls and Settings This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Consoles shown above for reference only. Models may vary. Washing Cycle Selection Delicates Select this cycle for lightly soiled knits and For best results delicates which require gentle washing.
  • Page 12 Washer Controls and Settings Water Level NOTE Washers connected to water supplies with lower inlet pressure will experi- ence longer filling times and may not complete cycle as quickly. Press the Water Level button to cycle through wash water level until the desired water level is selected.
  • Page 13: Stain Removal

    Washer Controls and Stain Removal Settings Washing Cycle Controls open. Fully close the washer lid before starting the washer. The washer will not (Start, Pause, and Cancel) operate with the lid open. Start The Balance Load advisory LED indicator Press the washer will illuminate if the wash load is START|PAUSE button once unbalanced in the drum during the wash...
  • Page 14 Stain Removal WARNING To reduce the risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed below: • DO NOT combine stain removal products, especially ammonia and chlorine bleach. Dangerous fumes can result. • Never wash items which have been WARNING previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in or spotted with gaso-...
  • Page 15 Stain Removal Stain Removal Suggestions (continued) Stain Treatment Dye transfer on Use packaged color remover. Wash using bleach safe for fabric. white fabric Grass Pretreat or soak in warm water using product containing enzymes. Wash using bleach safe for fabric. Grease, oil, tar Scrape residue from fabric.
  • Page 16: Common Washing Problems

    Common Washing Problems Common Washing Problems Many washing 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...
  • Page 17 Common Washing Problems Common Washing Problems (continued) Problem Possible Causes Solutions Preventive Measures Pilling • Pilling is normal • Use a lint brush or • Use fabric softener in (Fibers ball with synthetic and shaver to remove washer to lubricate up and cling permanent press pills.
  • Page 18: Dryer Operating Instructions

    Dryer Operating Instructions Drying Procedures WARNING CAUTION To reduce the risk of fire, electric • DO NOT operate dryer without lint shock or injury to persons, read these filter in place. Important Safety Instructions in this • ALWAYS clean filter after each load. Use &...
  • Page 19: Dryer Controls And Settings

    Dryer Operating Instructions Drying Procedures (continued) Steps Tips Important 4. Select the • See Drying Cycle Selection and Drying Cycle • For best results, cycle and follow fabric Settings on the following pages. settings for care label on • Over-drying can cause wrinkles, shrinkage, lint, items to be each load.
  • Page 20 Dryer Controls and Settings This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Consoles shown above for reference only. Models may vary. This helps reduce wrinkling and makes Drying Cycle Selection items easier to handle during unloading.
  • Page 21 Dryer Controls and Settings Express NOTE Select this timed cycle to quickly dry a small load made up of just a few items. Air Fluff setting does not use heat and It provides approximately 25 minutes of WILL NOT illuminate any of the Dry tumbling including a cool down period.
  • Page 22: Common Drying Problems

    Common Drying Problems The Clean Lint advisory LED will illuminate The cycle status lights will illuminate as after each drying cycle. Clean the lint each stage of the drying cycle is reached. filter after every use. Stages include: Drying, Cooling, and Done.
  • Page 23: Care And Cleaning

    Care and Cleaning WARNING WARNING FIRE HAZARD / FIRE HAZARD HARMFUL VAPOR HAZARD A clothes dryer produces combustible DO NOT use any type spray cleanser lint. The dryer must be connected to an when cleaning the dryer interior. Haz- outdoors exhaust. Regularly inspect the ardous fumes or electrical shock could outdoor exhaust opening and remove occur.
  • Page 24 Care and Cleaning • Before cleaning the washer interior, un- • Remove glue residue from tape or la- plug the electrical power cord to avoid bels with a mixture of warm water and electrical shock hazards. mild detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of tape.
  • Page 25: Before Calling

    Before Calling 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 laundry center. Problem Possible Causes Solutions NOISE Rattling and •...
  • Page 26 Before Calling Problem Possible Causes Solutions Dryer runs • If 1 of the 2 fuses in the dryer • Replace fuse but won’t circuit is blown, the drum heat may turn but the heater will not operate (electric models). • Gas supply valve is not open •...
  • Page 27 Before Calling Problem Possible Causes Solutions WATER (continued) Water does • Washer lid is open. • Close washer lid. The washer will not enter not operate when the lid is open. washer or it • Water supply is not adequate •...
  • Page 28 Kenmore ® Customer Care Hotline To schedule in-home repair service or order replacement parts Para pedir servicio de reparación a domicilio, y ordenar piezas 1-844-553-6667 www. kenmore. com ®...

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417.7173 series