Before Calling for Service, Check the Following Points
If Laundry Center
does not start:
• Is plug disconnected
supply or is plug loose in outlet, not
making good connection?
• Is house
• Is washer Timer knob pulled out?
• Is lid closed if in spin cycle?
• Is dryer door closed?
• Is Timer set?
• Have you turned the Turn to Start
control clockwise to ON and held it
for 1-2 seconds?
• The internal
stop motor if it is overheated,
reset after motor
cools. Turn the Turn to Start control
to ON and hold for 1-2
seconds; to restart dryer.
if water does not enter:
• Are faucets turned on?
• Are filter screens
are located at water valve ends of
• Are hot and cold hoses reversed?
Hot water hose is identified.
• Is the Wash Temperature
to Hot, Cold or
Warm? The washer will not fill with
if the selector
between 2 settings.
If water does not drain:
• Are there kinks in drain hose?
• Is drain system clogged or restricted?
• Is drain
that 33" in
standpipe? This can cause siphoning
and washer will continue to fill. See
• Isthe lid clo_ed? The washerwill n ot
spin out wash water unless the lid is
If water is leaking at hose
• Disconnect hose from valve. Remove
rubber washer at end of hose and
replace with new washer. Reconnect
hose to valve. DO NOT overtighten.
supply cord before servicing laundry
center. Failure to disconnect can cause
shock or serious
or not clean:
• ISthere iron in the water? Iron remover
or water softener may be needed.
• IS fabric softener dispenser cracked?
Fabric softener applied directly to
resemble oil or grease stains.
• Is washer overloaded? Check loading
section of this book.
If arl:icles are still wet
at end, of spin_cycle:
• IS load unbalantZ.ed?
Unit is designed
to coraplete cycle with unbalanced
load which could leave articles damp.
Redistribute articles and repeat spin
• Is du_n system clogged or restricted?
If articles are not
• Is lint filter clean?
• Are exhaust duct and vent hood free
of obstruction or lint blockage?
• Is dryer set at Air Fluff for 20 minutes
which provides no heat?
• Are if ere too many a_cles
Check loading section of this booklet.
• Have installation
[_W, AF_IING] Do not use plastic
flexible duct to exhaust dryer. Replace
plastic duct with rigid or flexible metal
duct. Excessive lint can build up inside
duct work, creating a fire hazard and
restricting air flow. Restricted air flow
will inc:ease drying time.
If you still have a problem after checking these items, you
can obtain service simply by contacting your nearest Sears
Service Center throughout the United States. When calling
your Sears Service Center, be ready to giw=_ the model
number, serial number, and date of purchase of your
for your Kenmore Laundry Center
available from your nearest Sears Service Center.
• Fabric Softener
• Drying Rack P/N 1:31155200
Break P/N 0766660-000
• For additional
Parts List or your local Se,ars Service Center.