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Use & Care Guide
Manual de Uso y Cuidado
Models/Modelos: 796.6143*, 796.7143*
Kenmore Elite
Dryer
Secadora
* = color number, número de color
MFL69702024
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoff man Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.kenmore.com
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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Manual de Uso y Cuidado Models/Modelos: 796.6143*, 796.7143* Kenmore Elite ® Dryer Secadora * = color number, número de color MFL69702024 Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoff man Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. www.kenmore.com ®...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS PRODUCT RECORD IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ....3-7 In the space below, record the date of purchase, model, and serial number of your product. You will fi nd the GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS ........4 model and serial number printed on an identifi cation FEATURES AND BENEFITS plate located inside the dryer door.
  • Page 3 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE Your safety and the safety of others is very important. We have provided 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 kill or hurt you and others.
  • Page 4: Grounding Requirements

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close •...
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION WARNING: To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Properly ground dryer to conform with all governing •...
  • Page 6 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR CONNECTING ELECTRICITY WARNING: To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the •...
  • Page 7: Features And Benefits

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS KEY PARTS AND COMPONENTS There are several important components that are A D B referenced in this manual. EASY-TO-USE CONTROL PANEL Select the desired dry cycle, add cycle options or adjust settings with the touch of a button. TIME AND STATUS DISPLAY The easy-to-read LED display shows cycle status and estimated time remaining.
  • Page 8: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS KEY DIMENSIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS Description Dryer Steam Dryer (Gas and Electric) Electrical Requirements Refer to the rating label Gas Requirements* NG: 4–10.5 inches WC Gas Requirements* LP: 8–13 inches WC Dimensions 27 in. (W) X 29 ½ in. (D) X 40 3/16 in. (H), 50 ¼ in. (D with door open) 68.6 cm (W) X 75 cm (D) X 102 cm (H), 127.5 cm (D with door open) Net Weight Electric : 135.1 lb.
  • Page 9 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS CLEARANCES (continued) 14 " max.* (7.6 cm) (35.6 cm) " (54 cm) " (102 cm) " 5"** (75 cm) (12.7 cm) " (7.6 cm) (2.54 cm) (68.6 cm) (2.54 cm) (127.5 cm) Closet Door Vent Requirements Additional instructions for closet installations: The closet door must allow for suffi...
  • Page 10: Gas Dryers

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS GAS DRYERS GAS REQUIREMENTS (GAS MODELS ONlY) WARNING: To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Gas supply requirements: As shipped from the factory, •...
  • Page 11: Connecting The Gas Supply

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS GAS DRYERS (continued) WARNING: To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Installation and service must be performed by a • If necessary, the correct nozzle (for the LP nozzle kit, qualifi...
  • Page 12: Electric Dryers

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ELECTRIC DRYERS ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS Electrical Requirements for Electric Models Only WARNING: To help prevent fi re, electrical shock, serious injury, or death, the wiring and grounding must conform to the latest edition of WARNING: the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 and To reduce the risk of fi...
  • Page 13: Connecting Electric Dryers

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ELECTRIC DRYERS (continued) CONNECTING ELECTRIC DRYERS WARNING: Grounding through the neutral conductor is prohibited Connect the power cord to the terminal block. Each for: (1) new branch-circuit installations, (2) mobile colored wire should be connected to the terminal block homes, (3) recreational vehicles, and (4) areas where screw with the same color wire around it.
  • Page 14: Venting The Dryer

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS VENTING THE DRYER IMPORTANT! CHECK YOUR EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR PROBLEMS The most common cause of dryer problems is poor exhaust venting. Before installing your new dryer, check the items listed below to make sure you get the best possible performance. This can save you time and money by reducing cycle times and increasing energy effi...
  • Page 15 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS VENTING THE DRYER (continued) Routing and Connecting Ductwork Follow the guidelines below to maximize dryer Correct Venting performance and reduce lint buildup and condensation in the ductwork. NOTE: Transition duct and fi ttings are NOT included and must be purchased separately. •...
  • Page 16: Connecting The Inlet Hose

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS CONNECTING THE INLET HOSE The dryer must be connected to the cold water tap using NOTE: the new water supply hose. Do not use old hoses. • Before connecting the water line to the dryer, fl ush several gallons of water through the hose into NOTE: a drain or bucket.
  • Page 17: Leveling The Dryer

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS LEVELING THE DRYER REVERSING THE DOOR SWING Tools Required WARNING:  Phillips or large flat-blade screwdriver (for hinge • To reduce the risk of injury to persons, adhere screws) to all industry recommended safety procedures  Small flat blade screwdriver (for lifting out parts) including the use of long sleeved gloves and safety glasses.
  • Page 18 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (continued) Reverse the components on the cabinet. Remount the inner door frame. With the hinges and cover caps in the new locations, remount the inner door frame onto the outer door hinge hinge frame with the screws removed in step 4. cover latch latch...
  • Page 19 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (continued) b. Lift the door slightly to disengage the hinge support Two-Way Door (on some models) and remove the door from the cabinet. Before You Begin NOTE: The door reversal procedure for the two-way door is far more complex than for a conventional dryer door.
  • Page 20 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (continued) NOTE: Switch the door strike and the blank cover. Do NOT remove any of the 8 screws on the face Remove the 2 screws on the door cover that secure the of the cabinet (marked with below).
  • Page 21 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (continued) Reverse the components inside the door. You will now be removing and reversing various components inside the door. See below for a detailed diagram and identification of the inner structure and parts of the door. (The diagram shows the "before view" of the door, with the default set-up for a right side hinge swing.
  • Page 22 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (continued) c. Lift out the upper hinge assembly (on the left). Lift out the gray interlock button in the side of the door. Make sure to remove the spring with the interlock button and to keep the two together. Set the interlock button aside.
  • Page 23 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (continued) Reverse the lower hinge bracket and hinge Install the side lock rod. a. Flip the side lock rod over and insert the lower assembly. end into the left hinge bracket. a. Remove 1 screw from the lower hinge bracket (on b.
  • Page 24 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS REVERSING THE DOOR SWING (continued) c. Carefully lower the door cover into place, aligning Reassemble the door on the cabinet. the holes in the cover with the 3 interlock buttons While supporting the door, insert the hinge support and the bumpers on the bottom edge.
  • Page 25: Final Installation Check

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FINAL INSTALLATION CHECK Once you have completed the installation of the dryer Testing Dryer Heating and it is in its fi nal location, confi rm proper operation GAS MODELS with the following steps and tests. Close the dryer door, press the POWER button to turn the Is gas turned on? (Gas models only) dryer on, and start the dryer on a heat setting.
  • Page 26: Installation Test (Duct Check)

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS INSTALLATION TEST (DUCT CHECK) Once you have completed the installation of the dryer, Check the display for results. use this test to make sure the condition of the exhaust During the test cycle, monitor the VENT LED on the control system is adequate for proper operation of the dryer.
  • Page 27: Restricted Or Blocked Airfl Ow

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS RESTRICTED OR BLOCKED AIRFLOW Check the duct condition. Avoid long runs or runs with multiple elbows or bends. If the VENT LED is blinking, check the exhaust system for restrictions and damage. Repair or replace the exhaust system as needed. NOTE: When the dryer is fi...
  • Page 28: How To Use

    HOW TO USE WARNING: To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock, or injury to persons, read this entire manual, including the Important Safety Instructions, before operating this dryer. CONTROL PANEL FEATURES POWER (ON/OFF) BUTTON TIME AND STATUS DISPLAY Press to turn the dryer ON.
  • Page 29: Time And Status Display

    HOW TO USE TIME AND STATUS DISPLAY The Time and Status Display shows the cycle time, cycle progress, and vent status. When the dryer is turned on, the display will illuminate. TIME DISPLAY REMOTE START When a cycle is selected, the display will indicate Control the dryer remotely from a smartphone using the default time for that cycle including selected Remote Start.
  • Page 30: Operating The Dryer

    HOW TO USE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS OPERATING THE DRYER CLEAN THE LINT FILTER If the lint fi lter has not already been cleaned, lift out the fi lter and remove the lint from the last load. This will help ensure the fastest and most effi...
  • Page 31: Using The Two-Way Reversible Door

    HOW TO USE USING THE TWO-WAY REVERSIBLE DOOR Swing Door Hamper Door Use the swing door when unloading, or when loading Use the hamper door when loading. It acts as a chute, bulkier items, for easy access to the drum. to help guide items into the drum and help prevent items from falling onto the floor.
  • Page 32: Cycle Guide

    HOW TO USE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS CYCLE GUIDE The cycle guide below shows the available options and recommended fabric types for AUTO DRY cycles. *NOTE: The default time and actual time will vary depending on the size of the load and moisture content. Auto Dry Cycles AUTO DRY cycles utilize a sensor that detects moisture levels in the clothes and adjusts the drying time as needed to ensure superior results.
  • Page 33 HOW TO USE The cycle guide below shows the available options and recommended fabric types for TIMED DRY cycles. Timed Dry Cycles Use Timed Dry cycles to select a specifi c amount of drying time and the drying temperature. When a TIMED DRY cycle is selected, the display shows the actual time remaining in your cycle.
  • Page 34: Sorting Loads

    HOW TO USE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock, or injury to persons, read this entire manual, including the Important Safety Instructions, before operating this dryer. SORTING LOADS LOADING THE DRYER WARNING: Fabric Care Labels To reduce the risk of fi...
  • Page 35: Cycle Modifi Er Buttons

    HOW TO USE CYCLE MODIFIER BUTTONS Each cycle has default settings that are selected NOTE: To protect your garments, not every dry level, automatically. You may also customize these settings using temperature, or option is available with every cycle. See the cycle modifi...
  • Page 36: Cycle Options And Special Features

    IMPORTANT: You must download the Kenmore Smart approximately 80% dry. This allows you to remove app to your mobile device, connect your Kenmore Smart faster-drying lightweight items or items that you want to appliance to the internet, and register the appliance to iron or hang dry.
  • Page 37 HOW TO USE MY CYCLE Use the My Cycle feature in the Kenmore Smart app to select and download an additional cycle to your dryer. The default My Cycle on the dryer is SMALL LOAD. = available option Wrinkle Damp Dry...
  • Page 38: Fcc Notice

    LGPL and other open source licenses, visit reception, which can be determined by turning the http://kenmore.com/opensource. In addition to the source equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to code, all referred license terms, warranty disclaimers, and correct the interference by one or more of the following copyright notices are available for download.
  • Page 39: User Maintenance Instructions

    USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock, or injury to persons, read this entire manual, including the Important Safety Instructions, before operating this dryer. • Unplug the dryer or turn the power off before cleaning to avoid the risk of electric shock. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fi...
  • Page 40: Maintaining The Exhaust System

    USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS MAINTAINING THE EXHAUST SYSTEM The most common cause of dryer problems is poor exhaust venting. Poor exhaust venting may result from the following conditions: • DIRTY OR DAMAGED EXHAUST DUCTS • WRONG VENT MATERIAL • RESTRICTED OR DAMAGED VENT HOOD •...
  • Page 41: Diagnostics

    DIAGNOSTICS Should you experience any problems with your dryer, it If you experience problems with your dryer, call has the capability of transmitting data via your telephone 1-844-553-6667. Only use the Diagnostics feature to the Diagnostics Team. This gives you the capability when instructed to do so by the Diagnostics Team.
  • Page 42: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE Problem Possible Cause Solutions *VENT indicator is Exhaust system is too long or has Install a shorter or straighter duct run. See the blinking too many turns/restrictions. Installation Instructions for details. Partial blockage of the ductwork Ductwork should be checked/cleaned immediately.
  • Page 43 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE (continued) Problem Possible Cause Solutions Clothes take too long to dry Exhaust ducts are blocked, dirty, or Confi rm that the exhaust duct is properly duct run is too long. confi gured and free of debris, lint, and obstructions.
  • Page 44: Before Calling For Service

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE (continued) Problem Possible Cause Solutions Error code: tE1 or Temperature sensor failure. Turn off the dryer and call for service. Display shows error Power cord is connected White (N) and red (L2) wires on power cord. Check power incorrectly.
  • Page 45: Warranty

    WARRANTY Kenmore Elite Limited Warranty FOR ONE YEAR from the date of sale this appliance is warranted against defects in material or workmanship 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.
  • Page 46 NOTAS...
  • Page 47 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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