Kenmore Elite HE3t Owner's Manual & Installation Instructions

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Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, |L 60179, U.S.A.
4619 7020 3971
Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8


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  • Page 1 H_ 3t Front-Loading Automatic Washer Owner's Manual and Installation hstructions Lavadora autom_tica de carga frontal Manual deUpropietafio e instrucciones de instamaci6n Laveuse automatique _ chargement frontal Manuel de Futilisateur et Instructions d'instat_ation "n Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, |L 60179, U.S.A. 4619 7020 3971 Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Alternate Parts You May Need ............. 5 Sears Maintenance Agreements Optional Pedestal ................. Your Kenmore ®appliance is designed, manufactured and tested Location Requirements provide years of dependable operation. Yet any major Drain System ................appliance may require service from time to time. The Sears Maintenance Agreement offers you an outstanding service Electrical Requirements ..............
  • Page 3: Warranty

    PEDESTALOPTION WARRANTY WARRANTY Limited Lifetime Warranty on Stainless Steel Drum For the lifetime of the washer from the date of purchase, Sears will replace the Stainless Steel wash drum due to defective Full One-Year Warranty on Mechanical Parts material or workmanship. You will be charged for labor after the For one year from the date of purchase, when this pedestal is first year.
  • Page 4: Washer Safety

    WASHER SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appFiance, Always read and obey all safety messages, This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word "DANGER"...
  • Page 5: Installation Requirements

    INSTALLATION A pedestal may be purchased separately for this washer. This REQUIREMENTS pedestal will add about 14 inches to the height of your unit for a total vertical height of approximately 52 inches (132 cm). Tools and Pa s Assemble the necessary tools and supplies before beginning the washer installation.
  • Page 6: Drain System

    Washer Dimensions D ain System 27 in. The washer can be installed using the standpipe drain system. 50-1/2 in. (floor or wall), the laundry tub drain system, or the floor drain system. Select the drain hose installation method you need. (See "Alternate Parts You May Need.") 38 in.
  • Page 7 GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS For a grounded, cord-connected washer: This washer must be grounded. In the event of a mal- function or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electrical shock by providing a path of Least resist- ance for electric current. This washer is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug.
  • Page 8: Installation Instructions

    Route the Drain Hose INSTALLATION Proper routing of the drain hose protects your floors from INSTRUCTIONS damage due to water leakage. Carefully read and follow these instructions. The drain hose is connected to your washer. Remove Transport System To prevent drain water from going back into the washer:. •...
  • Page 9: Secure The Drain Hose

    Secu the Drain Hose Complete InstaUation 1_ Drape the power cord over the washer top. 1. Check the electrical requirements. Be sure that you have the correct electrical supply and the recommended grounding 2, Secure the drain hose to the laundry tub leg or standpipe with method.
  • Page 10: Features And Benefits

    Spin Speeds FEATURES AND This washer automatically selects the spin speed base_ on the cycle selected. This factory setting can be changed,'however.. This washer offers up to six different spin speed choices. BENEFITS Heating Element and Automatic Temperature Control (ATC) Flexible Elec'_onic Controls This washer has a heating element that automatically heats the Flexible electronic controls are easy to use whether you are a...
  • Page 11: Washer Use

  • Page 12: Using The Dispenser

    Main Wash detergent compartment (Number 3 in Dispenser Illustration) Add liquid or powdered detergent to this compartment for your Your new washer has a dispenser drawer with four separate main wash cycle• The detergent separator must always be in compartments for your laundry products--two are for detergent, place, either in the front or back position.
  • Page 13: Pausing Or Restarting

    NOTE: The separator will be in the liquid (front) position when shipped from the factory. $ atusLigh These lights s how which portion ofthecyclethewasher is Bleach comparb'nent operating. T hey alsoindicate w hen you can add an additional (Number 5 in Dispenser Illustration) itemto thewash cycleand when the controls a relocked.
  • Page 14: Cycles

    Sanitary Use this cycle to clean heavily soiled colorfast fabrics. This cycle combines a very hot water temperature and fast speed tumbling Wash Cycles to help ensure the removal of heavy soils and stains. It is recommended that you set your hot water heater to 120° F (49° Choose Wash Cycles by selecting the button next to the desired C) to ensure proper performance during this cycle.
  • Page 15: Options

    Extra Cycles You can select more than one option for a cycle. Some options cannot be added to some cycles, for example, Stain Extra Cycles can be chosen by selecting the button above the Treat cannot be added to the Express Wash cycle. d_sired cycle.
  • Page 16: Modifiers

    2rid Rinse Wash/Rinse Temp A second rinse can be used to ensure the removal of detergent or Select a water temperature based on the type of load you are bleach residue from garments, This option provides an additional washing, Use the warmest water safe for fabrics. Foilow garment rinse with the same water temperature as the first rinse.
  • Page 17: Laundry Guide

    LaundEr Refer to this chart for suggested load types and their corresponding cycles. Listed to the right are the options available to each of these washer cycles. CYCLE SUGGESTED LOAD TYPE AVAILABLE OPTIONS Prewash* Stain Treat Auto 2nd Rinse Extended Soak* Spin Sanitary...
  • Page 18: Washer Care

    WASHER CARE Install and store your washer where it will not freeze. Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can damage your washer. If storing or moving your washer during freezing weather, winterize it. Non-use or vacation care: Cleaning the exterior Operate your washer only when you are at home.
  • Page 19: Troubleshooting

    Washer stops TROUBLESHOOTING • Check the following: Is the power cord plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet? First try the solutions suggested hera to possibly avoid the cost of a service call... Is there power at the plug? Check electrical source or call electrician. Washer displaying code message and tone sounds...
  • Page 20 Did you use a fabric softener dispensing ball? Load too wet Dispensing balls will not operate correctly with this washer. Add liquid fabric softener to the fabric softener co_qp, arfment. • Did you use the right cycle for the load being washed? Did you use powdered detergent in a low speed cycle? Select a cycle with a higher spin speed.
  • Page 21 A t_tre de partena_re ENERGY STAR®, Sears, Roebuck and Co a determ=ne que ee produit 3/01 sattsfatt aux d_rechves d eff_cac_te energettque ENERGY STAR ® Pnnted tn U S A 4619 7020 3971 Impreso en los EE UU © 2001 Kenmore Irnpnme aux E -U...

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