Kenmore 24-Inch Wide/120-Volt LAUNDRY CENTER Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
24-Inch Wide/120-Volt
Washer ° Electric 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.
PAR-I NO. 3405595



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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual and Installation Instructions 24-Inch Wide/120-Volt 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. PAR-I NO. 3405595 PRINTED IN U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Troubleshooting

    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 3 Full Limited Ten Year Warranty One Year Warranty 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 in...
  • Page 4: Your Safety Is Important To Us

    YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT TO US • Before the laundry center i_; 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 5-9. A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR LAUNDRY CENTER (pgs. 11-16) Standpipe Drain System (p. 131) Laundry Tub Drain System (p.12) Recessed Area/ Floor Drain System (p. 13) Closet Installation Instructions (pgs.
  • Page 6 B. INSTALL LEVELING LEGS (p. 17) Parts Needed: (supplied with laundry center) 2 rear leveling legs 2 front leveling legs C. REMOVE STYROFOAM PACKING (p. 17) Yellow card...
  • Page 7 D. CONNECT DRAIN HOSE (pgs. 18-19) PUSH Tools Needed: Parts Needed: (supplied with laundry center) Pliers that open to 19/16 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 8: Secure Drain Hose

    F. CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WATER FAUCETS (p. 20) Parts Needed: Tools Needed: (supplied with laundry center) Pliers that open S__/-"_ 2 water inlet hoses to 19/,6 inches OR ]'J Bucket (optional Flashlight (optional depending installation) depending on installation) G. SECURE DRAIN HOSE (p.
  • Page 9 H LEVEL LAUNDRY CENTER (p 22) Parts Needed: Tools Needed: (supplied with laundry center) __nidCwhre _Leve] 2 front leveling legs Flashlight (optional (installed previously) depending on installation) Wood block I CONNECT EXHAUST (pgs 22-27) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: 4-inch metal elbow(s) 4-inch rigid or flexible (optional depending Tin snips...
  • Page 10 GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS This appliance must be grounded. It iis your responsibility: In the event of malfunction or break- • -Ib contact a qualified electrical installer. down, grounding will reduce the risk • -Io assure that the electrical installation of electric shock by providing a path...
  • 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 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,...
  • Page 12: Laundry Tub Drain System

    LAUNDRY TUB DRAIN SYSTEM Hot and cold water faucets: Must 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. Laundry tub drain system: Needs a minimum 20-gallon laundry tub.
  • Page 13: Drain Systems

    ALTERNATE LOCATIONS- STANDPIPE AND FLOOR DRAIN SYSTEMS Siphon break: Must be purchased separately. See chart below. Stamtpipe 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 14 LAUNDRY CENTER DIMENSIONS Rt-CESSED 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 a recessed area or closet. Location must be large enough to fully open dryer door.
  • Page 15: Installation

    MINIMUM INSTALLATION SPACING • The installation spacing (shown below) is • Recessed area and closet installations in inches and is the minimum allowable. require a 6-inch minimum clearance above the laundry center. • Adclitional spacing should be considered • All installations must be exhausted for ease of installation and servicing.
  • Page 16: Mobile Home Requirements

    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 48 for Winterizing Information.
  • Page 17 B. INSTALL LEVELING LEGS To install front legs: 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...
  • Page 18: Drain Hose

    D. CONNECT DRAIN HOSE c. Open clamp. Twist hose back and forth while pushing onto drain connector the side of the laundry center. Continue until hose contacts the ribbed stops on the cabinet. Proper connection of the drain hose willl protect your floors from damage due to water leakage.
  • Page 19 E. CONNECT INLET HOSES For standpipe or laundry tub drain TO LAUNDRY CENTER systems: STEP 2. Open yellow, single-wire clamp with pliers and slide over hooked of drain hose to secure the rubber and Proper connection of your inlet corrugated sections together.
  • Page 20 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 with pliers.
  • Page 21 G. 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 draiq hose and water inlet hoses (not the handles Securing the drain hose properly will or stems).
  • Page 22: Level Laundry Center

    H. LEVEL LAUNDRY CENTER I. CONNECT EXHAUST Leveling your laundry center A properly exhausted laundry center properly prevents excessive will give you the shortest drying time, noise and vibration. lower your utility bill, and extend the life of the laundry center.
  • Page 23 ROUTE THE VENT This laundry center may be converted to exhaust out the right or left side. Tb 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 24 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 25 ;TANDARD OFFSET STEP 3. Place a clamp on each end of vent elbow and connect elbow to your :ONNECTIONS laundry center's exhaust outlet. Tape the ]sing 4-inch rigid heavy metal vent: joint with duct tape. Tighten clamp. IOTE: Do not secure exhaust vent 3ints with screws.
  • Page 26 Using 4-inch flexible heavy metal vent: STEP 5. Place a clamp on each end of vent elbow. Install one end of elbow on NOTE: Do not secure exhaust vent vent, the other end to the exhaust hood. joints with screws• Screws can catch lint Tape joints and tighten clamps.
  • Page 27 OFFSET CONNECTIONS WITH CLOSF 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 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 28: Final Steps

    It will help assure you that you have a proper installation and will increase your satisfaction with your Kenmore laundry center. [] Check that the laundry center [] Check electrical requirements• is level. Be sure you have correct electrical...
  • Page 29 YOUR WASHER or fire. • To stop the washer at any time, push the Cycle Selector Control (Timer) NOTE: This Kenmore Laundry Center Knob in. operates on a 120V current. Therefore, • Pull the knob out to restart. you cannot operate...
  • Page 30: Water Temp

    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 Ioed you are This control gives you the flexibility washing. :save water when washing small loads.
  • Page 31 PERMANENT PRESS :_ETTING YOUR CYCLE :;ELEC'I'OR CONTROL (TIMER) Jse this control to choose the agitation ime and to start the washer. Each cycle The PERMANENT PRESS Cycle s designed with the wash and spin speeds includes a load cooling process hat are appropriate for the fabrics that reduces...
  • Page 32: Rinse And Spin

    RINSE SPIN SPIN ONLY When using extra detergent for heavily A drain and spin may help shorten drying soiled clothes, or washing special-care times for some heavy fabrics or special- items, you may find an extra rinse and care items by removing excess water.
  • Page 33 When the cycle changes from draining to spinning, you may hear a noise as the )UAL-ACTION'" AGITATOR gearcase shifts. Kenmore's DUAL-ACTION Agitator gives you flexible fabric care for even your largest loads. The best cleaning action in your washer takes place...
  • Page 34 UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE KNIT/DELICATE PERMANENT PRESS HEAVY DUTY Fill to Fill to selected level selected level selected level Fill to Wash Wash Wash selected time selected time Drain - 3ause Partial Drain no spin Wash Pause Spin Fill to [)rain - Fill for...
  • Page 35: Stopping/Restarting Your Dryer

    STEP 4. Set Cycle Selector Control ves you this important information. (Timer)_); (see pages 36-37). Check clothes label for manufacturer's #OTE: This Kenmore Laundry Center recommendations. perates on a 120V current. Therefore, ou cannot operate the washer and the STEP 5. Press PUSH TO START ryer at the same time.
  • Page 36 CYCLE DESCRIPTION CYCLE DESCRIPTION- TIMED DRY CYCLES AUTO DRY II CYCLE TIMED DRY CYCLE Use this cycle to get up to 1 10 minutes of heated drying time. Using the AUTO DRY II Cycle saves you time by providing the best drying •...
  • Page 37 31NG AIR DRY AUTO DRY II ;ing this cycle gives you all the nefits of hang drying with a shorter ying time. AIR DRY ;e the AIR DRY Cycle to get up 15 minutes of drying time in room mperature air. Use this setting for TOUCH UP _ms that will not tolerate heat such as _stics and foam rubber.
  • Page 38 END-OF-CYCLE SIGNAL PUSH TO START DRYER BUTTON Use this control to start the dryer. Be sure the dryer door is closed. Opening the door stops the dryer. It will not start again until you close the Your dryer sounds a signal when door and press the PUSH TO START a drying cycle is finished.
  • Page 39: Washing And Drying Tips

    :_REPARING CLOTHES SORTING -OR WASHING AND 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 saw.•...
  • Page 40 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 41: Saving Energy

    SAVING ENERGY _)ADING TIPS - DRYER • Use the AUTO DRY II Cycle to dry Aix large items with small items. most loads. .oad the dryer by the amount of space :ems take up, not by their weight. Do • Dry full loads only. Do not overdry. _ot overload the dryer.
  • Page 42: Stain Removal Rules

    STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE STAIN REMOVAL RULES Stained, heavily soiled, or greasy items Alcoholic beverage may need to be prewashed or soaked These stains turn brown with age, so tor best results. Soaking helps remove treat immediately. Sponge or soak fresh protein-type stains like blood, milk, or stains with cold water.
  • Page 43 )eodorants or antiperspirants Ink or ballpoint pen ink .ight stain: Treat with liquid detergent Pretreat using a prewash stain remover ,r your regular laundry detergent. or dry cleaning solvent. Sponge stain Vash in hottest water safe for fabric. continuously until all bleeding stops. Let dry.
  • Page 44 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 and warm water.
  • Page 45 hissectionexplains howto carefor CLEANING YOUR DRYER ourlaundrycenterproperly andsafely. EXTERIOR Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the cabinet and console. Avoid using harsh abrasives. Do not put sharp metal 'roper care of your laundry center objects on or in your dryer. They can an extend its life and help you avoid damage the finish.
  • Page 46: Cleaning The Lint Screen

    IMPORTANT: CLEANING THE LINT SCREEN • 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 47 To remove accumulated lint from _ECKING FOR AIR FLOW inside the dryer: 3STRUCTION )m time to time, you may find it helpful check your laundry center and exhaust stem for proper air flow. Poor air flow n result in longer drying times. check for air flow obstruction: "EP 1.
  • Page 48: Winter Storage

    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 (;enter for water may stay in the hoses, freezing an extended period of time, you should: can damage your laundry center.
  • Page 49 and washer problems. If you need ost laundering problems are easily further assistance, see page 56. )lved if you understand the cause. heck these tables for common laundry Problem Possible Cause Solution Washer Leaks Household plumbing is leaking. Repair plumbing. Inlet hoses not tight.
  • Page 50 Problem Possible Cause Solution Won't Drain/ Low voltage or using Check electricalsource or €:all Won't Spin/ an extensioncord. electrician.Do not use an extension Wet Loads cord, (cont'd) Cold rinses. Cold rinses leave loadsweber than warm rinses.This is normal. Continues Drain hose is less than Raise the drain hose to Fill/ 39 inchesabove floor.
  • Page 51 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 52 Problem Possible Cause Solution "Fearing Overloading. Improper Loads shouldmove freely during use of washer, wash. Wash smaller loads. Improper use of chlorine Do not pourchlorinebleachdirectly bleach. Undilutedbleach on load. Wipe up bleach spills. will damage fabdcs. Sharp itemsnot removed Clean out pockets beforewashing. from pockets;fasteners Zip zippers beforewashing, not fastened.
  • Page 53 Problem Possible Cause Solution Not Drying This laundry center operates Expect longer drying times. Satisfactorily at a lower wattage. Lint screen is clogged with lint. Clean lint screen. Restricted air movement. Run dryer for 5-10 minutes. Hold hand under outside exhaust hood to Exhaust vent or outside exhaust check air movement.
  • Page 54 Problem Possible Cause Solution Lint in Load Lint screen is clogged. Clean lint screen. Check for air movement. Improper sorting. Sort lint givers from lint takers and by color. Load is too big or heavy. Dry smaller loads so lint (:an be carried to the lint screen.
  • Page 55 • Is your way to buy tomorrow's "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 •...
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