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Removing Accumulated Lint From Inside The Dryer Cabinet; Changing The Drum Light; Troubleshooting - Kenmore Sensor Smart Use And Care Manual

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Removing Accumulated Lint From
Inside The Dryer Cabinet
Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending
on dryer usage. Cleaning should be done by a qualified person.

Changing the Drum Light

The dryer light automatically turns on inside the dryer drum when
you open the door.
1. Unplug dryer or disconnect power.
2. Open the dryer door. Remove the screw that holds the lens in
3. Remove the lens by pulling it down and away from the drum.
4. Remove the light by turning it counterclockwise.
5. Install light bulb by turning it clockwise. Replace the bulb with
a 15-watt, appliance bulb only.
6. Place the top of the lens onto the top of the holder. Rotate the
bottom of the lens down until it is in place and install the
NOTE: It is very important that the lens is replaced properly.
7. Plug in dryer or reconnect power.


First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid
the cost of a service call...
Dryer displaying code message
"PF" (power failure), check the following:
Is the dryer connected to the power supply?
Was the dryer connected to a power supply during
installation or a power failure?
Press STOP/CANCEL to clear display.
Was the drying cycle interrupted by a power failure?
Press START to restart the dryer.
"E" Variable (E1, E2, E3) service codes:
Call for service.
Clothes are not drying satisfactorily
Check the following:
Is the lint screen clogged with lint?
Is the exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood clogged with lint,
restricting air movement? Run the dryer for 5-10 minutes.
Hold your hand under the outside exhaust hood to check air
movement. If you do not feel air movement, clean exhaust
system of lint or replace exhaust vent with heavy metal or
flexible metal vent. See your Installation Instructions.
Is the exhaust vent crushed or kinked? Replace with a heavy
metal vent. See your Installation Instructions.
Has a fuse blown, or a circuit breaker tripped? Electric dryers
use 2 household fuses or breakers. The drum may be turning
but you may not have heat.
Has an Air Dry cycle been selected? Select the right cycle for
the types of garments being dried (see "Cycles").
Is the automatic cycle ending early? The load may not be
contacting the electronic sensor strips, level the dryer.
Are fabric softener sheets blocking the grill? Use only one
fabric softener sheet and only use it once.
Is the dryer located in a room with temperature below
45ºF (7ºC)?
Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above
45ºF (7ºC).
Was a cold rinse water used? Was the load very wet?
Expect longer drying times with items rinsed in cold water
and with items that hold moisture (cottons).
Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly?
Separate the load to tumble freely.


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