Kenmore 11092976101 Use And Care Manual

27-inch wide - extra large capacity plus laundry center washer- gas dryer
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27-Inch Wide - Extra Large Capacity Plus
Gas Dryer
de 27 pulg. (69 cm) de ancho - Capacidad
extra grande
Lavadora - Secadora a gas
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Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.



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  • Page 1 27-Inch Wide - Extra Large Capacity Plus LAUNDRY CENTER Washer- Gas Dryer CENTRO DE LAVANDERIA de 27 pulg. (69 cm) de ancho - Capacidad extra grande "Plus" Lavadora - Secadora a gas c_oUs,o )_' ' _' ....8530260 Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS WARRANTY WARRANTY ..................Full One-Year Warranty on Mechanical and Electrical Parts WASHER/DRYER SAFETY ............For one year from the date of purchase, when this laundry center is installed and operated according to the instructions provided in INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..........the Owner's Manual, Sears will repair this laundry center, free of Tools and Parts ................
  • Page 3: Washer/Dryer Safety

    WASHER/DRYER SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. 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 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the washer/dryer, follow basic precautions, including the following: Read all instructions before using the washer/dryer. Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in used for 2 weeks or more.
  • Page 5: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION Parts listed are available from your local Sears store or Sears INSTRUCTIONS Service Center. Please reference the service numbers located on the back page of this manual. If You Have You Will Need to Buy Laundry tub or Sump pump system (if not already Check that you have everything necessary for correct installation.
  • Page 6 Installation Clearances t_,,_ [X_I!;_ _ The location must be large enough to fully open the dryer door. Laundry Center Dimensions Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, or fire.
  • Page 7: Tools And Parts

    Mobile Home-Additional InstallaUon Requirements This laundry center is suitable for mobile home installations. The installation must conform to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280 (formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile Home Construction and Safety, Title 24, HUD Part 280). Mobile home installations require: •...
  • Page 8 Gas Supply Line ,,,_ ,1' ._.+_,.. _ _+_/_'_i7 _:_d_ )_#:_:_;_ _'_,;;_ • _/2in. IPS pipe is recommended • % in. approved tubing is acceptable for lengths under 20 ft (6.1 m) if local codes and gas supplier permit. • Lengths over 20 ft (6.1 m) should use larger tubing. •...
  • Page 9 Burner Input Requirements: • Do not exhaust the dryer into any gas vent, chimney, wall, ceiling, or a concealed space of a building. Elevations up to 10,000 feet (3,048 meters): • The design of this laundry center is certified by CSA •...
  • Page 10 a L, e ve ng Legs ,.31]I ._I._I I{] +' Install the front leveling feet 1. Prop up the front of the laundry center about 4 in. (10.2 cm) with a wood block or similar object• The block needs to support the weight of the laundry center.
  • Page 11 3. Open clamp. Twist hose back and forth while pushing onto (,ol w ec: :he/se Hoses drain connector on the side of the laundry center. Continue until hose contacts the ribbed stops on the cabinet. 1, Insert a new flat washer (supplied) into each end of the inlet hoses.
  • Page 12: Connect The Inlet Hoses

    Connect the inlet hoses to the washer 6. Attach the hose with the blue coupling to the cold water (top) inlet valve. Screw on coupling by hand until seated on the 1. Move the laundry center to its final location and remove any washer.
  • Page 13 Alternate installations for close clearances Optional exhaust installations This laundry center can be converted to exhaust out the right or Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for left side. To convert the laundry center, use Side Exhaust Kit Part your installation.
  • Page 14: Connect Vent

    Special provisions for mobile home installations The angled hood style (shown following) is acceptable. The exhaust vent must be securely fastened to a noncombustible portion of the mobile home structure. Do not use screws or other fastening devices that extend into the interior of the vent to secure vent.
  • Page 15 Properly leveling your laundry center prevents excessive noise 1. Remove the red cap from the flexible gas connector. and vibration. Remove the 1/2in. NPT adapter from the flexible gas 1. Check the levelness of the laundry center by placing a level connector, (it will be necessary to use two adjustable on the top edge of the washer, first side-to-side, then front-...
  • Page 16: Features And Benefits

    FEATURES AND 1. Using a 4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet BENEFITS in laundry center. If connecting to existing vent, make sure the vent is clean. The vent must fit over the exhaust outlet and inside the exhaust hood. Make sure the vent is secured to exhaust hood with a 4 in.
  • Page 17: Washer Use

    WASHER USE WA1ERTEMP WATER LEVEL HEAVY DUTY NORMAL SHORT MEDIUM LOAD REeULAR / W_qM CC_e HAND _W_qM WASHABLES ,SHOm" DEUEATE PERMANENTPRESS Pour measured liquid chlorine bleach into the liquid chlorine bleach dispenser, if needed. Bleach is diluted and automatically dispensed at the proper time during the wash cycle.
  • Page 18: Rinse And Spin

    6. Turn the WATER LEVEL selector knob to the correct setting Push in the Cycle Control knob and turn it clockwise to the for your wash load and the type of fabric being washed, wash cycle you want. Pull out the Cycle Control knob to start the washer.
  • Page 19 Permanent Press NOTE: The washer pauses briefly throughout each cycle, These pauses are normal for washer operation. Select up to 9 minutes of wash time. Wash combines fast and slow speed agitation and slow spin speeds to reduce wrinkling. WASH RINSE •...
  • Page 20: Laundry Tips

    LAUNDRY TIPS Loading suggestions (maximum size loads) Preparing clothes for washing Extra Large Capacity Laundry Center Follow these recommendations to help you prolong the life of your garments. Heavy Work Clothes Towels 3 jeans 8 bath towels • Close zippers, snaps, and hooks to avoid snagging other 2 work pants 8 hand towels items.
  • Page 21: Dryer Use

    DRYER USE PUSH TO PERMANENT P RESS _1_'_1_ START DRYER NORMAL SO TIMED DRY _ONA_L _°°_ _,_LS,s_L" "_' LESS DRY H,_._ OFF O NORMAl_ DRY MORE DRY LOWH_T KNIT/ LL_ DRY AIR DRY NORMALDRY MORE DRY Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to remove dust from storing and shipping.
  • Page 22 To restart your dryer 1. Close the door. 2. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired). Press the PUSH TO START DRYER button. WR/NK_E6L_R0 # NORMAL so "RMEDDRY USS DRY H_ _r_T NORMALDRY Load clothes loosely into the dryer. Do not pack the dryer. Allow MOREDRY space for clothes to tumble freely.
  • Page 23: Laundry Center Care

    Air Dry To remove the dry rack, lift it straight up and out of the dryer. Use the Air Dry cycle for items that require drying without heat NOTE: Check the lint screen and remove any lint accumulated such as rubber, plastic and heat sensitive fabrics. This chart from items dried on the rack.
  • Page 24: Venting Requirements

    To wash 1. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. 2. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water. Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to reduce the risk of hose 3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub failure.
  • Page 25: Drain And Spin

    To transport the laundry center 1. Shut off both water faucets...._/_ ,,,_ _ Disconnect and drain water inlet hoses. Install and store your laundry center where it will not freeze. If laundry center will be moved during freezing weather, put in Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can damage a quart (1 L) of R.V.-type antifreeze in the basket.
  • Page 26: Troubleshooting Washer

    Washer won't drain or spin TROUBLESHOOTING Is the drain hose clogged, or the end of the drain hose WASHER more than 96 in. (2.4 m) above the floor?. See the Installation Instructions for proper installation of drain hose. First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid •...
  • Page 27 Washer basket is crooked Stains on load • Was the washer basket pulled forward during loading? • Did you followthe manufacturer's directions when adding The wash load should be balanced and not overloaded. Push detergent and fabric softener? the basket to the center before starting wash. Measure detergent and fabric softener.
  • Page 28: Drying, Cycle And Temperature Tips

    • Was a cold rinse water used? Was the load very wet? Garment damage Expect longer drying times with items rinsed in cold water and with items that hold moisture (cottons). • Checkthe following: • Is the load too large and heavy to dry quickly? Were sharp items removed from pockets before washing? Separate the load to tumble freely.
  • Page 29: We Service What We Sell

    Sears Maintenance Agreements • Wasthe dryer overloaded? Your Kenmore ®appliance is designed, manufactured and tested Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely. to provide years of dependable operation. Yet any major • Did the load overdry? appliance may require service from time to time.
  • Page 30 For repairof major brand appliances in your own home... %iiiiiiiii_! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! nomatter who made it, no matter whosoldit! !!!!!!!!!!!!!! 1-800-4-MY-HOM E® Anytime, day ornight (1-800-469-4663) (U.S.A. and Canada) iiiiiiiiiiiiii For repair of carry-in products like vacuums, lawn equipment, and electronics, call for the locationof your nearest Sears Parts and Repair Center.