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Troubleshootingdryer - Kenmore 11084764301 User Instructions

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Did you overload the washer? The wash load must be
balanced and not overloaded, Loads should move freely
during washing to reduce wrinkling, tangling and twisting.
Was the wash water warm enough to relax wrinkles?
If
safe for the load, use warm or hot wash water. Use cold rinse
water.
Are the hot and cold water hoses reversed? Check that the
hot and cold water hoses are connected to the right faucets,
A hot rinse followed by spin will cause wrinkling. See the
Installation Instructions.
Did you wrap items around the agitator? Drop items
loosely into the washer. Do not wrap items around the
agitator.
Stains,
gray whites, dingy colors
Did you properly sort the load? Transfer of dye can occur
when mixing whites and colors in a load. Sort dark clothes
from whites and lights.
Was the wash temperature
too low? Use hot or warm
washes if safe for the load. Make sure your hot water system
is adequate to provide a hot water wash.
Did you use enough detergent, or do you have hard
water? Use more detergent for washing heavy soils in cold or
hard water.
Are the hot and cold water hoses reversed? Check that the
hot and cold water hoses are connected to the right faucets,
See the Installation Instructions.
Did you follow the manufacturer's
directions when adding
detergent and fabric softener? Measure detergent and
fabric softener. Use enough detergent to remove soil and hold
it in suspension. Dilute fabric softener and add to the rinse
portion of a cycle only. Do not drip fabric softener onto
clothes.
Is there above average iron (rust) in water? You may need
to install an iron filter.
Garments
damaged
Were sharp items removed from pockets before washing?
Empty pockets, zip zippers, snap or hook fasteners before
washing to avoid snagging and tearing of load.
Were strings
and sashes tied to avoid tangling? Straps
and strings can easily become entangled in the load, causing
strain on seams and tearing.
Were items damaged
before washing?
Mend rips and
broken threads in seams before washing,
Did you overload the washer?
The wash load must be
balanced and not overloaded. Loads should move freely
during washing,
Did you add chlorine
bleach properly?
Do not pour chlorine
bleach directly onto load. Wipe up bleach spills. Undiluted
bleach will damage fabrics. Do not place load items on top of
the bleach dispenser when loading and unloading the washer
(on some models), Do not use more than than the
manufacturer's
recommended
amount for a full load,
Did you follow the manufacturer's
care label instructions?
TROUBLESHOOTING DRYER
First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call...
Dryer will not run
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped?
There may be 2 fuses or circuit breakers for the
dryer. Check that both fuses are intact and tight, or that both
circuit breakers have not tripped. Replace the fuse or reset
the circuit breaker. If the problem continues, call an
electrician.
Is the correct power supply available?
Electric dryers
require 240 volt power supply. Check with a qualified
electrician.
Was a regular fuse used? Use a time-delay fuse,
Is the dryer door firmly closed?
Was the PUSH TO START DRYER button firmly pressed?
No heat
Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker
tripped?
The drum may be turning, but you may not have
heat. Electric dryers use 2 fuses or circuit breakers. Replace
the fuse or reset the circuit breaker. If a problem continues,
call an electrician.
For gas dryers, is the valve open on the supply line?
Unusual
sounds
Has the dryer had a period of non-use? If the dryer hasn't
been used for a while, there may be a thumping sound during
the first few minutes of operation.
Is a coin, button,
or paper clip caught
between
the drum
and front or rear of the dryer? Check the front and rear
edges of the drum for small objects. Clean out pockets
before laundering.
Is it a gas dryer? The gas valve clicking is a normal operating
sound.
Are the four legs installed,
and is the dryer level front to
back and side to side? The dryer may vibrate if not properly
installed. See the Installation Instructions.
Is the clothing
knotted or balled up? When balled up, the
load will bounce, causing the dryer to vibrate, Separate the
load items and restart the dryer.
Timer does not noticeably
advance
Is the dryer set to Timed or Air Dry?
The timer moves slowly and continuously
for the time setting.
Is the dryer set to Automatic
Drying?
The timer moves only when the clothing is mostly dry.
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