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Kenmore 8873 - 24 in. Space Saver Laundry Center Use And Care Manual

Kenmore 8873 - 24 in. Space Saver Laundry Center Use And Care Manual

24-1nch wide1120-volt laundry center washer- electric dryer


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24-1nch Wide1120-Volt
Electric Dryer
de 24 pulg. (61 cm) de ancho1120-Voltios
Lavadora - Secadora el_ctrica
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Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.


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  • Page 1 ® 24-1nch Wide1120-Volt LAUNDRY CENTER Washer- Electric Dryer CENTRO DE LAVANDERIA de 24 pulg. (61 cm) de ancho1120-Voltios Lavadora - Secadora el_ctrica I_III,RI II,,,I iii 3979331A Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS WE SERVICE WHAT WE SELL ............WARRANTY ..................WASHER/DRYER SAFETY ............INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..........Tools and Parts ................Alternate Parts ................Location Requirements ............... Drain System ................Electrical Requirements ............... Venting Requirements ..............Install Leveling Legs ..............Remove Foam Packing ..............
  • Page 3: We Service What We Sell

    See "Installation Instructions" for the complete exhaust requirements for this laundry center. Sears Maintenance Agreements Your Kenmore ® appliance is designed, manufactured and tested Limited Five-Year Warranty on Gearcase Parts to provide years of dependable operation. Yet any major For the second through fifth years from the date of purchase, appliance may require service from time to time.
  • Page 4: Washer/Dryer Safety

    WASHER/DRYER SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word "DANGER"...
  • Page 5: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION Parts listed are available from your local Sears store or Sears INSTRUCTIONS Service Center. For more information, please reference the service numbers located on the back page of this manual. If You Have You Will Need to Buy Laundry tub or Sump pump system (if not already Check that you have everything necessary for correct installation.
  • Page 6: Drain System

    • Alevel floorwithamaximum s lope of1 in.(2.5 cm) u nder For closet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation entire laundry center. Clothes may not tumble properly and openings in the top and bottom of the door are required. automatic sensor cycles may not operate correctly if dryer is Louvered doors with equivalent ventilation openings are not level.
  • Page 7 Laundry tub drain system (view 3) Use a separate circuit serving only your dryer. The laundry tub needs a minimum 20 gal. (76 L) capacity. The top To minimize possible shock hazard, the cord must be of the laundry tub must be at least 34 in. (86.4 cm) above the floor plugged into a mating, 3 prong, ground-type outlet, grounded and no higher than 96 in.
  • Page 8: Install Leveling Legs

    To protect the floor, use a large flat piece of cardboard from the Fire Hazard shipping car[on. Gently place the laundry center on its side, on the cardboard. Use a heavy metal vent. Install the rear leveling legs Do not use a plastic vent. 1o Push legs into holes in rear corners until they snap into place.
  • Page 9: Connect Drain Hose

    To prevent drain water from going back into the washer: • Do not straighten hooked end of the drain hose and force excess drain hose into standpipe. Hose should be secure but Proper connection of the drain hose protects your floors from loose enough to provide a gap for air.
  • Page 10: Secure Drain Hose

    Connect the inlet hoses to the washer 6. Attach the hose with the blue coupling to the cold (top) inlet valve. Screw on coupling by hand until seated on the washer. 1. Move the laundry center to its final location and remove any cardboard used to move the laundry center.
  • Page 11 Optional exhaust installations NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate installations are available for purchase. Please see the service This laundry center can be converted to exhaust out the right or number located on the back page of this manual to order. left side.
  • Page 12: Install Vent System

    Determine vent length. The maximum length of the exhaust system depends upon: • The type of vent (rigid metal or flexible metal). 1. (Optional) Put on safety glasses and gloves. • The number of elbows used. Install exhaust hood. Use caulking compound to seal exterior wall opening around exhaust hood.
  • Page 13: Complete Installation

    FEATURES AND 1o Check to be sure all parts are now installed. If there is an BENEFITS extra part, go back through the steps to see which step was skipped. 2. Check to be sure you have all of your tools. Dispose/recycle all packaging materials.
  • Page 14: Washer Use

    (including cooking oils). Doing so can result in death, explosion, or fire. NOTE: This Kenmore Laundry Center operates on a 120-volt Use the warmest water safe for the fabric. Follow garment current. Therefore, you cannot operate the washer and dryer at label instructions.
  • Page 15: Cycles

    Knit/Delicate Push in the Cycle Control knob and turn it clockwise to the wash cycle you want. Pull out the Cycle Control knob to start Use this cycle for lingerie and loosely knit items. Partway through the washer. the cycle, the washer pauses and soaks the load for more gentle care of lightly soiled delicate items.
  • Page 16: Understanding Washer Cycles

    LAUNDRY TIPS When the Cycle Control knob is set to a number and pulled out, the washer fills (to the selected load size) before agitation and Preparing clothes for washing timing start. The washer begins agitating immediately after filling; agitation occurs with the washer lid up or down. Follow these recommendations to help you prolong the life of your garments.
  • Page 17: Dryer Use

    WASH TOUCH UP TIMED DRY NOTE: This Kenmore Laundry Center operates on a 120-volt current. Therefore, you cannot operate the washer and the dryer at the same time. Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to remove dust from storing and shipping.
  • Page 18: Loading

    Load clothes loosely into the dryer. Do not pack the dryer. Allow AUTO DRY II NORmL._ space for clothes to tumble freely. The following chart shows examples of balanced loads that would allow for proper tumbling. LESS DRY Heavy work 2 pair pants, 3 work shirts clothes Belicates...
  • Page 19: Laundry Center Care

    Air Dry Use the Air Dry cycle for items that require drying without heat _'_::_._:'_* _t'_'_( : } Y'/I" _4;;#?"Y#:t4c_4/'l such as rubber, plastic and heat sensitive fabrics• This chart shows examples of items that can be dried using an air cycle. Every load cleaning __`__ The lint screen is located on the back wall of the dryer.
  • Page 20: Cleaning The Dryer Interior

    To wash 1. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. 2. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water. Install and store your laundry center where it will not freeze. 3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can damage lint screen with the brush to remove residue buildup.
  • Page 21: Troubleshooting Washer

    • Is your voltage low? Check your electrical source or call an electrician. Do not use TROUBLESHOOTING an extension cord. WASHER Washer continues to fill or drain, or the cycle seems stuck First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid •...
  • Page 22 Load too wet Load is tangled or twisted Did you use the right cycle for the load being washed? Bid you overload the washer? The wash load must be balanced and not overloaded. Loads Select a cycle with a higher spin speed (if available). should move freely during washing (see "Loading").
  • Page 23: Troubleshooting Dryer

    Is the load too big or too heavy? Dry smaller loads so lint can be carried to the lint screen. TROUBLESHOOTING Was the load overdried? DRYER Use correct dryer settings for load type. Overdrying can cause lint-attracting static electricity (see "Drying, Cycle, and Temperature Tips").
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