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Kenmore 8875 - 24 in. Laundry Center Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
24-Inch Wide
Washer • Electric Dryer
Read and follow all safety
and operating
before first use of this product.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179 U.S.A.
PART NO. 3405593



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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual and Installation Instructions ® 24-Inch Wide LAUNDRY CENTER Washer • Electric Dryer IMPORTANT: Read and follow all safety and operating instructions before first use of this product. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. PART NO. 3405593 PRINTED IN U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    AGREEMENT Please read this manual. It will help you Use the spaPe below to record the model install and operate your new Kenmore number and serial number of your new Laundry Center in the safest and most Kenmore Laundry Center.
  • Page 3 Limited Ten Year Warranty Full One Year Warranty on Plastic Tub Mechanical and Electrical Parts After one year and until ten years from For one year from the date of purchase, the date of purchase, Sears will furnish if this laundry center is installed and a replacement plastic tub for any plastic operated according to the instructions...
  • Page 4 YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANTTO • Before the laundry center is removed from service or discarded, remove the WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, washer lid and dryer door. electric shock, or injury to persons when • Do not reach into the washer if the tub using your laundry center, follow basic or agitator is moving.
  • Page 5 INSTALLATION OVERVIEW For a complete list of tools and parts needed, see pages 5-10. A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR LAUNDRY CENTER (pgs. 11-16) LaundryTub Drain System (p. 12) Standpipe Drain System (p. 13) Recessed Area/'Closet Installation Floor Drain System (p. 13) Instructions (pgs.
  • Page 6 B. INSTALL LEVELING LEGS (p. 17) Parts Needed: (supplied with laundry center) 2 rear leveling legs 2 front leveliqg legs C. REMOVE STYROFOAM PACKING (p. 17) Yellowcard...
  • Page 7 D.MAKEELECTRICAL C ONNECTION ( pgs.18-28) If using a powercord: Tools Needed: PartsNeeded: V4-inch nut #2 Phillips head Strain relief driver (shown) screwdriver or socket wrench New 3- or 4-wire, 30-amp. Flashlight (optional U.L.-listed power supply depending on installation) cord kit (includes strain relief) If making a direct wire connection: Tools Needed: Pa=rts Needed:...
  • Page 8 E. CONNECT DRAIN HOSE (pgs. 29-30) PUSH Tools Needed: Parts Needed: (supplied with laundry center) 1 drain hose Pliers that open f_l_-_ inches 19/'6 1 silver, double- 1 yellow, single-wire wire hose clamp Flashlight (optional hose clamp (top of (bottom of drain depending on installation) drain hose)
  • Page 9 G. CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WATER FAUCETS (p. 31) Parts Needed: Tools Needed: (supplied with laundry center) Pliers that open 2 water inlet hoses to1%6 inches OR_' ,uc e, (optional depending Flashlight (optional installation) depending on installation) H. SECURE DRAIN HOSE (p. 32) Parts Needed: Tools Needed:...
  • Page 10 I. LEVEL LAUNDRY CENTER (p. 33) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: (Supplied with laundry center) /16-inch open-end wrench 2 front leveling legs with nuts Flashlight (optional depending on installation) Wood block J. CONNECT EXHAUST (pgs. 33-38) !_t-± i Tools Needed: Parts Needed: 4-inch metal elbow(s) 4-inch rigid or flexible (optional depending...
  • Page 11 A. SELECT LOCATION YOUR LAUNDRY CENTER Selecting the proper location for your laundry center will improve its performance, make installation Explosion Hazard easier and minimize concerns like washer walk or noise. Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Check location where laundry center Failure to do so can result in death, will be installed.
  • Page 12 LAUNDRY TUB DRAIN SYSTEM Hot and cold water faucets: Must provide water pressure between 5-100 Grounded receptacle: psi and be within 4 feet ol the hot and Within 31/2feet of either cold water fill valves attached to the side of laundry center. back of the laundry center Separate 30-amp.
  • Page 13 ALTERNATE LOCATIONS- STANDPIPE AND FLOOR DRAIN SYSTEMS Standpipe drain system: Needs a two-inch Floor drain sys'tem: Requires a siphon minimum diameter standpipe with minimum break, see chart below. A minimum carry- away capacity o1'17 gallons per minute is carry-away capacity of 17 gallons per minute. Top of standpipe must be at least 39 inches required.
  • Page 14 LAUNDRY CENTER DIMENSIONS RECESSED AREA/CLOSET INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Most installations will require at least 5-inch clearance behind the dryer for Check governing codes and ordinances. the dryer vent. This laundry center may be installed in Location must be large enough to fully a recessed area or closet.
  • Page 15 MINIMUM INSTALLATION SPACING • Recessed area and closet installations • The installation spacing (shown below) is in inches and is the minimum allowable. require a 6-inch minimum clearance above the laundry center. • Additional spacing should be considered • All installations must be exhausted for ease of installation and servicing.
  • Page 16 MOBILE HOME REQUIREMENTS The laundry center must not be installed where it can be exposed to water and/or weather. • Proper operation of washer cycles requires temperatures above 32°F (at lower temperatures, some water may remain in washer). See page 59 for Winterizing Information.
  • Page 17 B. INSTALL LEVELING LEGS To install front Ilegs: To install rear legs: STEP 1. Screw front legs into the holes STEP 1. If you have not already done in the triangular braces in front corners. so, lay the laundry center on its side. Screw them in with an adjustable wrench Because of the weight of the laundry to the diamond marks on the ridges.
  • Page 18 D. MAKE ELECTRICAL ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS CONNECTION It is your responsibility: • To contact a qualified electrical installer. The proper electrical connection • To assure that the electrical installation ensures a :safe installation that is adequate and in conformance with meets local code requirements. the National Electrical Code, ANSI/ A three-wire or four-wire, single...
  • Page 19 I. THREE-WIRE ELECTRICAL Local codes may permit the use of a U.L.-listed, 120/240-volt minimum, CONNECTION TO RECEPTACLE 30-ampere, dryer power supply cord Use a 3-wire power supply cord: kit (pigtail). Power supply cord should be type SRD or SRDT and be at least four feet long.
  • Page 20 STEP 3. Attach a 3/4-inch, U.L.-listed, GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS strain relief to the hole below terminal This appliance must be grounded. block opening. Strain relief should have In the event of malfunction or break- a tight fit with laundry center cabinet and down, grounding will reduce the risk be in a horizontal position.
  • Page 21 GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS I1. THREE-WIRE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (DIRECT WIRE) This appliance must be connected to a grounded metal, permanent 'wiring Prepare cable as directed: system; or an equipment-grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and ('onnected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on the appliance.
  • Page 22 STEP 2. Remove hold-down screw and STEP 4a. Place the hook-shaped terminal block cover, of the wire over the terminal block screv The open side of the hook should face Terminalblockcover H01d-d0wn s crew to the rig _t. Squeeze hook end of wire together Loform a I,oo;.
  • Page 23 STEP 4. Connect the other two wires ALTERNATE CONNECTION: If local codes do not permit the to outer terminal block screws. Securely connection of a frame-grounding tighten all electrical conections. conductor to the neutral wire: STEP 5. Tighten the strain rellief screws. STEP 1.
  • Page 24 Local codes may permit the use of III. MAKE FOUR-WIRE a U.L.-listed, 120/240wolt minimum, ELECTRICAL CONNECTION 30-ampere, dryer power supply cord TO RECEPTACLE kit (pigtail). Power s_,Jpptycord should Use a 4-wire power supply cord: be type SF:{Dor SRr)T and be at least four feet long.
  • Page 25: Instructions

    GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS STEP 3. Attach a 3/4-inch, U.L.-listed, strain relief to the hole below terminal This appliance must be grounded. block opening. Strain relief should have In the event of malfunction or break- a tight fit with laundry center cabinet and down, grounding will reduce the risk be in a horizontal position.
  • Page 26 STEP 5. Connect neutral grounding wire and the neutral wire (white) of power supply cord under the center screw of terminal block. STEP 6. Connect the other two insulated wires to outer terminal block screws. STEP 7. Connect the grounding wire (green) of the power supply cord to the external grounding conductor screw.
  • Page 27 IV. FOUR-WIRE ELECTRICAL GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS CONNECTION (DIRECT WIRE) This appliar=ce must be connected to a grounded metal, permanent wiring Prepare cable as directed: system; or an equipment-grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on tt'e appliance.
  • Page 28 STEP 3. Attach a 3/4-inch, U.L.-listed, STEP 6. Place the; hook-shaped end o the wire over the terminal block screw. strain relief to the hole below terminal block opening. Strain relief should have The open side of the hook should face to the right.
  • Page 29 E. CONNECT DRAIN HOSE c. Open clamp. Twist hose back and forth while pushing onto drain connector on the side of the laundry center. Continue until hose contacts the ribbed stops on the cabinet. Proper connection of the drain hose will protect your floors from damage due to water leakage.
  • Page 30 For standpipe or laundry tub drain F. CONNECT INLET HOSES systems: TO LAUNDRY CENTER STEP 2. Open yellow, single-wire clamp with pliers and slide over hooked end of drain hose to secure the rubber and corrugated sections together. Proper connection of your inlet hoses will allow hot and cold water Hooked...
  • Page 31 G. CONNECT INLET HOSES STEP 2. Attach the hose with the red TO WATER FAUCETS coupling to the hot water (bottom) inlet valve. Attaching the red coupling first makes it easier to tighten connection STEP 1. Make sure washer basket is with pliers.
  • Page 32 H. SECURE DRAIN HOSE If the water faucets and drain standpipe, are recessed, put hooked end of drain hose in standpipe. Tightly wrap the plastic strap around the drain hose and water inlet hoses (not the handles Securing the drain hose properly will or stems).
  • Page 33 I. LEVEL LAUNDRY CENTER J. CONNECT EXHAUST A properly exhausted laundry center Leveling your laundry center will give you the shortest drying time, properly prevents excessive lower your utility bill, and extend noise and vibration. life of the laundry center. STEP 1.
  • Page 34 ROUTE VENT This laundry center may be converted to exhaust out the right or left side. To Typical installations exhaust from the convert the laundry center, one of the rear of the laundry center. following kits MUST be used. Avoid pushing the laundry center tightly Side Exhaust Kit No.
  • Page 35 DETERMINE VENT LENGTH Maximum Exhaust Lengths: • Rear Exhaust. The maximum length of the rear exhaust system depends on the type of vent, the number of elbows and the type of exhaust hood. Refer to the chart below. • Side Exhaust. Side exhaust adds a 90 °...
  • Page 36 STANDARD OFFSET STEP 3. Place a clamp on each end of CONNECTIONS vent elbow and connect elbow to your laundry center's exhaust outlet. Tape the Using 4-inch rigid heavy metal vent: joint with duct tape. Tighten clamp. NOTE: Do not secure exhaust vent joints with screws.
  • Page 37 STEP 5. Place a clamp on each end of Using 4-inch flexible heavy metal vent: vent elbow. Install one end of elbow on NOTE: Do notsecure exhaust vent vent, the other end to the exhaust hood. joints with screws. Screws can catch lint Tape joints and tighten clamps.
  • Page 38 OFFSET CONNECTIONS WITH CLOSE CLEARANCES NOTE: Vent systems come in many When your exhaust vent is in a close varieties. Select the type that best clearance behind the laundry center, or fits your installation, Three of the if you are installing !/our laundry center most common...
  • Page 39 , Take a few minutes to complete this checklist. It will help assure you _ that you have a proper installation and will increase your satisfaction with your Kenmore laundry center. Check electrical requirements. C] Check that the laundry center is level.
  • Page 40: Washer

    STARTING YOUR WASHER STEP 1. Acid measured detergent To get the maximum cleaning and directly into washer basket. Then place a load of sorted clothes in the washer. fabric care from your washer, please read and follow these instructions. STEP 2. Cl.3se washer lid. STEP 3.
  • Page 41 SET WATER LEVEL CONTROL SET WATER TEMPERATURE CONTROL Your washer lets you select a wash and rinse water temperature setting based on the type of load you are This control gives you the flexibility to washing. save water when washing small loads. •...
  • Page 42 SETTING YOUR CYCLE PERMANI'NT PRESS (TIMER) SELECTOR CONTROL Use this control to choose the agitation time and to start the washer. Each cycle is designed with the wash and spin speeds The PER_!ANENT PRESS Cycle that are appropriate for the fabrics and includes a load cooling process soil levels in your wash load.
  • Page 43 SPIN ONLY RINSE AND SPIN A drain and spin may help shorten drying When using extra detergent for heavily times for some h,_avy fabrics or speci,al- soiled clothes, or washing special-care care items by removing excess water." items, you may find an extra rinse and spin is needed.
  • Page 44 After Drain and Before Spin When the cycle changes from draining DUAL-ACTION AGITATOR to spinning, you may hear a noise as the gearcase shifts. Kenmore's DUAL-ACTION'" Agitator gives you flexible fabric care for even your largest loads. The best cleaning action...
  • Page 45 UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE KNIT/DELICATE HEAVY DUTY PERMANENT PRESS t--ill to Fill to selected level selected level selected level Fill to Wash Wash Wash selected time selected time Dra_n - Partial no spin Drain Pause Wash Spin Pause [)rain - Fill to Fill for...
  • Page 46 STARTING YOUR DRYER Fire Hazard Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and No washer can completely remove oil. vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Do not dry anything that has ever Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it (including had anything flammable on it (even cookin£! oils).
  • Page 47 CYCLE DE-'SCRIPTION- CYCLE DESCRIPTION TIMED DRY CYCLES AUTOMATIC DRYING CYCLES TIMED DRY CYCLE Use this cycle to get up to 50 minutes The automatic drying cycles of heated d=ying time. (KNIT/DELICATE or PERMANENT • The heating cycle is followed by a PRESS/NORMAL) save you time by 10-minute (approx.) cool-down period.
  • Page 48 USING AIR DRY KNIT/DEUCATE LOWEST Using this cycle gives you all the benefits of hang drying with a shorter drying time. AIR DF:Y z_ Use the AIR DRY Cycle to get up TIMED to 20 minutes of drying time in room TOUCH UP tL_J - temperature...
  • Page 49 Kenmore dryers help prevent over- drying so you get outstanding fabric PUSH TO START DRYER BUTTON care. In the automatic drying and_timed Use this control to start the dryer.
  • Page 50 PREPARING CLOTHES SORTING FOR WASHING AND DRYING • Separ,ate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled ones, even if they would normally be washed together. Sep_rate lint givers (towels, chenille) from li_t takers (corduroy, synthetics, Follow these recommendations perma;_ent press). When possible, help save on utility bills and prolong turn lint givers inside out.
  • Page 51 LOADING Proper loading of your laundry center • Use a higher water level setting to reduce contributes to proper cleaning and wrinkling with permanent press clothes fabric care and reduces machine noise. and some synthetic knits. These items should have more room 1:omove in the LOADING TIPS - WASHER water than heavy items (towels, jeans).
  • Page 52 SAVING ENERGY LOADING TIPS - DRYER • Use the automatic drying cycles to • Mix large items with small items. dry most loads. Load the dryer by the amount of space items take up, not by their weight. Do • Dry full loads only. Do not overdry. not overload the dryer.
  • Page 53 STAIN REMOVAL RULES STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE Stained, heavily soiled, or greasy items Alcoholic beverage may need to be prewashed or soaked These stains turn brown with age, so for best results. Soaking helps remove treat immediately. Sponge or soak fresh protein-type stains like blood, milk, or stains witt', cold water.
  • Page 54 Deodorants or antiperspirants Ink or ballpoint pen ink Light stain: Treat with liquid detergent Pretreat using a prewash stain remover or your regular laundry detergent. or dry cleaning solvent. Sponge stain Wash in hottest water safe for fabric. continuously until all bleeding stops. Let dry.
  • Page 55 Mildew Perspiration Wash in hottest water safe for fabric. Remove stains before ironing. Perspira- If stain remains, soak in warm water and tion stains, may weaken fabric. Wash or a color-safe bleach for 15 to 30 minutes. sponge stain thoroughly with detergent Rewash.
  • Page 56: Dryer

    CLEANING YOUR DRYER This section explains how to care for your laundry center properly and safely. EXTERIOR Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the cabinet and console. Avoid using harsh abrasives. Do not put sharp metal Proper care of your laundry center objects on or in your dryer.
  • Page 57 CLEANING THE LINT SCREEN IMPORTANT: • Do not run the dryer with the lint screen Remove Lint Before Every Load loose, damaged, blocked, or missing. The lint screen is located on the back Doing so _;an cause overheating and wall of your dryer. Clean it before every damagE;...
  • Page 58 To remove accumulated lint from CHECKING FOR AIR FLOW inside, the dryer: OBSTRUCTION From time to time, you may find it helpful to check your laundry center and exhaust system for proper air flow. Poor air flow can result in longer drying times. To check for air flow obstruction: STEP 1.
  • Page 59 NON-USE" OR VACATION CARE WINTER STORAGE Operate your laundry center only when Install and store your laundry center where it will not freeze. Because some you are at home. If you will be on vaca- tion or not using your laundry center for water may stay in the hoses, freezing an extended period of time, you should: can damage your laundry center.
  • Page 60 Mostlaundering problems areeasily andwasher problems. I 1: youneed solvedifyouunderstand t hecause. furtherassistance, seepage68. Checkthesetablesforcommon laundry Problem Possible Cause Solution Washer Leaks Household plumbing is leaking. Repair plumbing. Inlet hoses not tight. Tighten hoses (see "INSTALLAI-ION'_ Sections F & G). Inlet hose washers not Reseat washers properly seated.
  • Page 61 Problem Possible Cause Solution Won't Drain/ Low voltage or using Check electrical source or call Won't Spin/ an extension cord. electrician. Do not use an extension Wet Loads cord. (cont'd) Cold rinses. Cold rinses leave loads wetter than warm rinses. This is normal. Continues Drain hose is less than Raise the drain hose...
  • Page 62 Problem Possible Cause Solution Machine Power cord not plugged in. Plug in power cord. Stops No power at plug. Check electrical source or call electrician. Fuse blown or circuit Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. breaker open. If problem continues, call electrician. Using an extension cord.
  • Page 63 Problem Possible Cause Solution Tearing Overloading. Improper Loads should move freely during,. use of washer, wash. Wash smaller loads. Improper use of chlorine Do not pour chlorine bleach directly bleach. Undiluted bleach on load. Wipe up bleach spills. will damage fabrics. Sharp items not removed Clean out pockets before washing.
  • Page 64 Problem Possible Cause Solution Not Drying Lintscreen is clogged with lint. (;lean lint screen. Satisfactorily Restricted air movement Run dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold Exhaust vent or outside exhaust hand under outside exhaust hood to hood is clogged with lint. check air movement.
  • Page 65: Dryer

    Problem Possible Cause Solution Lint in Load Lintscreen is clogged. Clean lint screen. Check for air moverrert. Improper sorting. Sort lint givers from lint takers and by color. Load is too big or heavy. Dry smaller loads so lint can be carried to the lint screen.
  • Page 66: Agreement

    "We Service What We Sell" is our service at today's prices. assurance that you can depend on Sears for service. Your Kenmore • Eliminates repair bills resulting from normal use. Laundry Center has added value when you consider that Sears has •...
  • Page 68 For the repair or replacement parts you need delivered directly to your home Call 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278) For in-home major brand repair service Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-8OO-4-REPAIR (1-800-473-7247) For the location of a Sears Parts and...