Never place items in the washer that are
dampened with gasoline or other flammable
No washer can completely remove oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of
oil on it (including cooking oils).
Doing so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
5. Turn the WATER LEVEL selector knob to the correct setting
for your wash load and the type of fabric being washed,
Choose a load size that allows the load to move freely for
best fabric care, See "Loading."
You may change the load size selection after the washer
has started filling by turning the selector to a different
6. Set the WATER TEMP selector to the correct setting for the
type of fabric and soils being washed.
NOTE: This Kenmore Laundry Center operates on a 120-volt
current. Therefore, you cannot operate the washer and dryer at
the same time.
The following is a guide to starting your washer. Periodic
references to other sections of this manual provide more detailed
1. Set WASH/DRY selector switch to WASH.
Pour measured powdered or liquid detergent into the washer.
If desired, add powdered or liquid color safe bleach.
Place a load of sorted clothes in the washer.
Load evenly to maintain washer balance. Mix large and
small items, See "Loading."
Items should move easily through the wash water.
Overloading can cause poor cleaning.
4. Close the washer lid.
Use the warmest water safe for the fabric. Follow garment
Whites and pastels
90 °- 110°F
Moderate to light soils
(32 °- 43°C)
Colors that bleed or fade
(21 °- 32°C)
NOTE: In wash water temperatures
colder than 70°F
(21°C), detergents do not dissolve well. Soils can be difficult
to remove. Some fabrics can retain wear wrinkles and have
increased pilling (the formation of small lint-like balls on the
surface of garments).