Kenmore 970L4802 Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Guide d_utilisation et d_entretien
English / FrancFais
Models / ModUles: 970L4802"
_:_'_ :z Color
numbell') le num6ro
de couleur
P/N 137499400
Sears Brands Management
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Sears Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3



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  • Page 1 English / FrancFais Models / ModUles: 970L4802" ® _:_'_ :z Color numbell') le num6ro de couleur P/N 137499400 (1110) Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. WWW.sea Sears Canada Inc. Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3 www.sea
  • Page 2 Record Model/Serial Numbers important Safety instructions The model and serial numbers of your washer are found on Recognize safety symbols, words and the washer serial plate located on the inside of the door. labels Record and retain these numbers. Model Number Safety items throughout this manual are labeled...
  • Page 3 important Safety instructions To prevent personal injury or damage to the washer, the WARNING electrical power cord of the washer must be plugged into a properly grounded and polarized 3=prong outlet. To reduce the risk of fire, electrical shock, or injury to The third grounding prong must never be removed.
  • Page 4 Agreements One Year Limited Warranty Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new When installed, operated and maintained according Kenmore ® product is designed and manufactured for years all instructions supplied with the product, if this appliance of dependable operation.
  • Page 5 Featu res Cycle Selector Control Lock Laundry Product Dispenser Drawer Door Latch with Safety Lock Door Striker o oo Vent Latch Stainless Steel Wash Drum Adjustable Cascading Leveling Legs Wash Vanes As an ENERGY STAR® Partner, Sears Brands Management Corporation determined that this product meets the...
  • Page 6 Operating instructions Normal Casual DeJicates Delay Bulky/Bedding Rinse & Spin Start @ Hot @ Extra High Chime @ Warm High @ Cool Medium Stain Treat Heavy DOOR LOCI( SENSING @ Cold Extended Spin Normal WASH @ Cold aean @ No Spin Extra Rinse Light...
  • Page 7 Operating instructions Cycle Settings Appropriate wash temperature, spin speeds, soil level options will automatically be displayed for each cycle. Use this setting for heavily soiled colorfast fabrics such settings be changed before the cycle is started. as towels, bedding, and children's clothing.
  • Page 8 Operating instructions Cycle Settings, continued Cycle Options SPIN SPEED To select or delete the Chime, Stain Treat, Extended Spin, or Extra Rinse, press Options until the blinking light indi- To protect your fabrics, not all spin speeds are available cates the desired option. Then, while it is blinking, press with every cycle.
  • Page 9 Operating Instructions Washer Settings Chart Auto Temp Speed _AUSE These Temperatures, Spin Speeds, Soil Levels and Options are available with the following cycles: Auto Temp v" v" v" v" v" Wa rm v" Cool v" v" v" v" Cold v" v"...
  • Page 10 Operating instructions Other Features Delay Start Press Delay Start to select a wash time convenient to your schedule or during off: peak energy hours. The delay time selected will be displayed and begin counting down when you select START. Cantral Lack To avoid having...
  • Page 11 Operating instructions Operating Your Washer Place delicate and small items such as bras, hosiery and baby socks in a mesh bag. To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury to persons, read these IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS in this Use and Care Guide before operating your washer.
  • Page 12 Operating Instructions Operating Your Washer, continued 5 Add laundry products to the dispenser. From time to time you may see water in the "LIQUID BLEACH" and "FABRIC SOFTENER" chambers. This is part of the normal operation of the washer. detergent to prevent oversudsing front load washers.
  • Page 13 Operating instructions Operating Your Washer, continued ° To select or delete an option, press Options; then, * If changes to the settings or options are attempted while the indicator is blinking, press Select. The indi- after the cycle starts, you will hear several beeps cator will light when the option has been selected.
  • Page 14 Operating instructions Normal Operating Sounds You may or may not hear the following sounds from your new washer: A. DRAIN HOSE The washer has a flexible drain hose to carry water from the washer to the stand pipe of your home.
  • Page 15 Stain Removal Guide Safe Stain Removal Procedures To reduce the risk of fire or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed below: • Read and comply with all instructions on stain removal products. • Keep stain removal products in their original labeled containers...
  • Page 16 Stain Removal Guide Stain Removal Suggestions STAIN TREATMENT Adhesive tape, chewing Apply ice. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on paper towels. Saturate with pre- gum, rubber cement wash stain remover or nonflammable dry cleaning fluid. Baby formula, dairy Use product containing enzymes...
  • Page 17 Care and Cleaning Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventive) To help prevent odors, mold or mildew, leave the door open for a few hours after use or whenever the washer is elay Start Extra High not in use. @ Warm High Chime CAUTION ................
  • Page 18 Care and Cleaning Other Inside Routine Cleaning (Preventive) Cleaning Dispenser Drawer Area Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should be removed once or • Remove the drawer by pulling the drawer out until it stops.
  • Page 19 Care and Cleaning inside Cleaning (Aggressive) In cases where the Clean Washer cycle along with care and cleaning of rubber gasket folds isn't done, and severe elay Start Extra High odor, maid, mildew, or residue buildup have developed, @ Warm High @ Chime follow...
  • Page 20 Care and Cleaning Outside Routine Cleaning * When washing is completed, wipe top and sides of washer with a damp cloth. Turn water faucets off: to prevent pressure build-up in the hoses. * Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or abrasive cleansers...
  • Page 21 Solutions to Common Problems Common Washing Problems Many washing problems involve poor soil and stain removal0 residues of lint and scum, fabric damage. For satisfac- tory washing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap Detergent Association. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS PREVENTIVE MEASURES...
  • Page 22 Solutions to Common Problems Common Washing Problems, continued PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS PREVENTIVE MEASURES Yellow buildup * Agitation time too short. " Soak in detergent booster or product * Select correct wash cycle. of body soil on * Wash water temperature containing enzymes.
  • Page 23 Solutions to Common Problems Avoid Service Checklist Before calling for service_ review this list. It may save both time expense. The list includes common currences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this washer. Disconnect washer from electrical service...
  • Page 24 Solutions to Common Problems Avoid Service Checklist, continued OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION Water collects in folds This is a result of the washing action of front door flexible and is part of the normal operation gasket at the end of the of the washer.