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Kenmore 9875 - 24 in. Laundry Center Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
24-Inch Wide
Washer • Gas Dryer
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. 3405594



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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual and Installation Instructions ® 24-Inch Wide LAUNDRY CENTER Washer • Gas Dryer ,-----.__...__ t----- .,,J 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.
  • Page 2 WARNING: For your safety the informationin this manual must be followed to minimizethe risk of fire or explosion or to prevent propertydamage,personalinjury,or death. • Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vaporsand liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. WHATTO DO IFYOUSMELL GAS •...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    AGREEMENT Please read this manual. It will help you Use the space 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 4 Full One YearWarranty on Limited Ten Year Warranty on Mechanical and Electrical Parts Plastic Tub Foroneyear After one year and until ten years from 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 5: Instructions

    • Before the laundry center is removed YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT TO US 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 6 INSTALLATION OVERVIEW For a complete list of tools and parts needed, see pages 6-12. A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR LAUNDRY CENTER (pgs. 14-19) Laundry Tub Drain System (p. 15) Standpipe Drain System (p. 16) Recessed Area/Closet Installation Floor Drain System (p.
  • Page 7 B. INSTALL LEVELING LEGS (p. 20) Parts Needed: (supplied with laundry center) 2 rear leveling legs 2 front leveling legs C. REMOVE STYROFOAM PACKING (p. 20) Yellow card...
  • Page 8 D. CONNECT DRAIN HOSE (pgs. 21-22) PUSH Parts Needed: Tools Needed: (supplied with laundry center) Pliers that open _"_'- to 19/1_inches 1 silver, double- 1 yellow, single-wire wire hose clamp Flashlight (optional hose clamp (top of (bottom of drain depending on installation) drain hose) hose)
  • Page 9 F. CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WATER FAUCETS (p. 23) Parts Needed: Tools Needed: (supplied with laundry center) Pliers that open 2 water inle_ to19"o inches _!_'OR Bucket (optional depending Flashlight (optional installation) depending on installation) G. SECURE CABLE BRACKET (p. 24) Parts Needed: Tools...
  • Page 10 14.SECURE DRAIN HOSE (p. 24) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: (suppliedwith laundry center) Flashlight (optional depending on installation) Plastic strap I. LEVEL LAUNDRY CENTER (p. 25) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: (supplied with laundry center) %e-inch _Level open-end wrench 2 front leveling legs Flashlight (optional (installed previously) Wood block...
  • Page 11 J. INSTALL GAS LINE (pgs. 25-27) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: Do not use pipe Use pipe joint joint compound compound 8-inch Pipe joint 3/8-inch male pipe flare 1/2-inch to or 10-inch compound (optional depending pipe wrench resistant to 3/8-inch pipe on installation) LP.
  • Page 12 K. CONNECT EXHAUST (pgs. 28-32) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: 4-inch metal elbow(s) 4-inch rigid or flexible (optional depending Tin snips heavy metal vent on installation) ©0 ©0 Flashlight (optional Flat-bladed depending on installation) screwdriver 4-inch outlet (4) 4-inch exhaust hood diameter clamps...
  • Page 13 GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS This appliance must be grounded. It is your responsibility: In the event of malfunction or break- • To contact a qualified electriical installer. down, grounding will reduce the risk • To assure that the electrical installation of electric shock by providing a path is adequate and in conformance with...
  • Page 14 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 Keep flammable materials and vapors, washer walk or noise, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Check location where laundry center Failure to do so can result in death, will be installed.
  • Page 15 LAUNDRY TUB DRAIN SYSTEM Grounded receptacle: Within 31/2feet of either Hot and cold water faucets: Must side of laundry center. provide water pressure between 5-100 psi and be within 4 feet of the hot and cold water fill valves attached to the back of the laundry center.
  • Page 16 ALTERNATE LOCATIONS- STANDPIPE AND FLOOR DRAIN SYSTEMS Siphon break: Must be purchased separately. See chart below. Standpipe drain system: Needs a two-inch Floor drain system: Requires a siphon minimum diameter standpipe with minimum break, see chart below. A minimum carry- carry-away capacity of 17 gallons per minute.
  • Page 17 RECESSED AREA/CLOSET Laundry Center Dimensions 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 a Location must be large enough to fully recessed area or closet.
  • Page 18 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 19 MOBILE HOME REQUIREMENTS • A gas laundry center must be exhausted outdoors. The exhaust vent must be The laundry center must not be installed securely fastened to a noncombustible where it can be exposed to water and/or weather. portion of the mobile home structure and must not terminate beneath the •...
  • Page 20 B. INSTALL LEVELING LEGS To install front legs: To install rear legs: STEP 1. If you have not already done STEP 1. Screw front legs into the holes so, lay the laundry center on its side. in the triangular braces in front corners. Because of the weight of the laundry Screw them in with an adjustable wrench center, two people should lay it down.
  • Page 21 D. 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 22 E. CONNECT INLET HOSES For standpipe or laundry tub drain 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 Proper connection of your inlet corrugated sections together.
  • Page 23 STEP 2. Attach the hose with the red F. CONNECT INLET HOSES 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 24 G. SECURE CABLE BRACKET H. SECURE DRAIN HOSE STEP 1. Cut the plastic strap securing the cable wire bracket to the power supply cord. Do not cut cable. Remove Securing the drain hose properly will the power supply cord from the bracket. protect your floors from damage due Discard plastic strap.
  • Page 25 I. LEVEL LAUNDRY CENTER J. INSTALL GAS LINE Leveling your laundry center The proper gas connection ensures properly prevents excessive a safe installation that meets local noise and vibration. code requirements. STEP 1. Check levelness o! the GAS REQUIREMENTS laundry center by placing a level on top of Lhe washer, first side-to-side;...
  • Page 26 • Make certain this laundry center has the • A combination of pipe fittings must correct burner for the type of gas in your be used to connect the laundry center home. Burner information is located on to the existing gas line. the rating plate in the door well of your %-inchNPTplugged dryer.
  • Page 27 CONNECT LAUNDRY CENTER STEP 3. Open the shut-off valve in the supply line. The valve is open when the TO GAS; LINE handle is parallel to the gas pipe. STEP 1. Remove the red cap from the gas pipe. Move the laundry, center to its final position.
  • Page 28 ROUTE THE VENT K. CONNECT EXHAUST Typical installations exhaust from the rear of the laundry center. Avoid pushing the laundry center tightly A properly exhausted laundry center against a wall. This can crush or kink the will give you the shortest drying time, vent.
  • Page 29 DETERMINE VENT LENGTH 1-his laundry center may be converted o exhaust out the right or left side. To Maximum Exhaust Lengths: ;onvert the laundry center, one of the • Rear Exhaust. The maximum length following kits MUST be used. of the rear exhaust system depends Side Exhaust Kit No.
  • Page 30 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 31 Using 4-.inch flexible heavy metal vent: STEP 6. Stretch the vent only as needed by pulling out from the center NOTE: I)o not secure exhaust vent in each direction. Do not stretch vent joints with screws. Screws can catch lint sections over 6 feet.
  • Page 32 'OFFSET CONNECTIONS WITH CLOSE CLEARANCES When your exhaust vent is in a close NOTE: Vent systems come in many clearance behind the liaundry center, or varieties• Select the type that best if you are installing your laundry center fits your installation. Three of the in a recessed area or closet, you will find most common types of installations are illustrated here.
  • Page 33 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. [] Check that the laundry center is level.
  • Page 34 STARTING YOUR WASHER STEP 1. Add measured detergent directly into washer basket. Then place To get the maximum cleaning and a load of sorted clothes in the washer. fabric care from your washer, please read and follow these instructions. STEP 2. Close washer lid. STEP 3.
  • Page 35 SET WATER TEMPERATURE ;ET WAI"ER LEVEL CONTROL CONTROL Your washer lets you select a wash and rinse water temperature setting based on the type of load you are Fhis control gives you the flexibility to washing. _ave water when washing small loads. •...
  • Page 36 PERMANENT PRESS SETTING YOUR CYCLE (TIMER) SELECTOR CONTROL Use this control to choose the agitation time and to start the washer. Each cycle The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle is designed with the wash and spin speeds includes a load cooling process that are appropriate lor the fabrics and that reduces wrinkling compared...
  • Page 37 SPIN ONLY :{INSE AND SPIN A drain and spin may help shorten drying Nhen using extra detergent for heavily times for some heavy fabrics or special- _oiled clothes, or washing spe('ial-care care items by removing excess water. terns, yOLt may find an extra rinse and _pin is needed.
  • Page 38 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 39 UNDER:STANDING WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE KNIT/DELICATE HEAVY DUTY PERMANENT PRESS Fill to Fill to Fill to selected level selected level selected level Wash Wash Wash selected time selected time Pause Drain - Partial Drain no spin Wash Spin Pause Drain - Fill to no spin...
  • Page 40 STARTING YOUR DRYER Fire Hazard Explosion Hazard No washer can completely Keep flammable materials and remove oil. vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it (including Do not dry anything that has ever cooking oils).
  • Page 41 CYCLE DESCRIPTION :YCLE DESCRIPTION- TIMED DRY CYCLES _UTOMATIC DRY CYCLES TIMED DRY CYCLE Use this cycle to get up to 50 minutes he automatic drying cycles of heated drying time. (NIT/DELICATE or PERMANENT • The heating cycle is followed by a RESS/NORMAL) save you time by 10-minute (approx.) cool-down period.
  • Page 42 USING AIR DRY Using this cycle gives you all the benefits of hang drying with a shorter drying time. Use the AIR DRY Cycle to get up TIMED DRY to 20 minutes of drying time in room HI,_-H HEAT lo __ TOUCH UP temperature air.
  • Page 43 Kenmore dryers help prevent overdrying PUSH TO START DRYER BUTTON so you get outstanding fabric care. In the Use this control to start the dryer.
  • Page 44 PREPARING CLOTHES SORTING FOR WASHING DRYING • Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled ones, even if they would normally be washed together. Separate lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy, synthetics, Follow these recommendations permanent press). When possible, help save on utility bills and prolong turn lint givers inside out.
  • Page 45 LOADING • Use a higher water level setting to reduce wrinkling with permanent press clothes and some synthetic knits. These items should have more room to move in the water than heavy items (towels, jeans). Proper loading of your laundry center •...
  • Page 46 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 47: Stains

    ;TAIN RI-MOVAL RULES STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE ;tained, heavily-soiled, or greasy items Alcoholic beverage nay need to be prewashed or soaked These stain.:; turn brown with age, so 3r best results. Soaking helps remove treat immediately. Sponge or soak fresh _rotein-type stains like blood, milk, or stains with cold water.
  • Page 48 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 49 _lildew Perspiration h/ash in hottest water safe for fabric. Remove stains before ironing. Perspira- f stain remains, soak in warm water and tion stains may weaken fabric. Wash or color-safe bleach for 15 to 30 minutes. sponge stain thoroughly with detergent :{ewash.
  • Page 50 -I'his section explains flow to care for CLEANING YOUR DRYER 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 51 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 can cause overheating wall of your dryer. Clean it before every damage to both the dryer and fabrics.
  • Page 52 To remove accumulated lint from CHECKING FOR AIR FLOW OBSTRUCTION inside the dryer: 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: S"FEP 1.
  • Page 53 NON-USE OR VACATION CARE WINTEFI 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 54: Washer

    Most laundering problems are easily and washer problems. If you need solved if you understand the cause. further assistance, see page 62. Check these tables for common laundry Problem Possible Cause Solution Washer Leaks Household plumbing is leaking. Repair plumbing. Inlet hoses not tight.
  • Page 55 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 56 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 57 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 58 Problem Possiible Cause Solution Not Drying Lint screen is clogged with lint. Clean lint screen. Satisfactorily Restri,3ted 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 59: Dryer

    Problem Possible Cause Solution Lint in Load Lint screen is clogged. Clean lint screen. Checkfor air movement. 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 60: 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 •...