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Before Calling; For Service - Kenmore 796.6152 Series Use & Care Manual

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BEFORE CALLING
FOR SERVICE
_CHECK VENT indicator is
blinking
This warning
light is
not a dryer failure and is
not covered by the dryer
warranty.
Contact a duct
cleaning service to set
up an appointment
to
have your exhaust system
cleaned and inspected.
Dryer will not turn on
Dryer does not heat
Greasy or dlrh/spots on
clothes
Excess static in clothes after
drying.
Drying time is not consis-
tent
Exhaust system is too tong or has too
many turns/restrictions.
Partial blockage
of the ductwork
due to lint buildup or other foreign
object.
The appliance
has detected
a
restriction
in the external
dryer
venting.
Power cord is not properly
plugged
in.
House fuse is blown, circuit breaker
has tripped,
or power outage has
occurred.
House fuse is blown, circuit breaker
has tripped,
or power outage has
occurred.
Gas supply or service is turned off
(gas models only).
Clean and dirty clothes are being
dried together.
Clothes were not properly
cleaned
or rinsed before being placed in the
dryer.
Fabric softener is not used or used
incorrectly.
Clothes dried too long (over dried).
Drying synthetics,
permanent
press
or synthetic blends.
Heat settings, load size, or dampness
of clothing is not consistent.
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Install a shorter or straighter
duct run. See the
Installation
Instructions for details.
Ductwork
should be checked/cleaned
immediately.
Dryer can be used in this condition,
but drying
times will be longer and energy consumption
will
increase.
See the CHECK VENT INDICATOR
and CHECK
VENT OPERATION
sections for details regarding
this function.
Make sure that the plug is securely plugged
into a
grounded outlet matching the dryer's rating plate.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not
increase fuse capacity.
If the problem
is a
circuit overload,
have it corrected
by a qualified
electrician.
Reset circuit breaker or replace fuse. Do not
increase fuse capacity.
If the problem
is a
circuit overload,
have it corrected
by a qualified
electrician.
NOTE: Due to the design of electric dryers, it is
possible for a circuit problem to allow an electric
dryer to run without heat.
Confirm that the house gas shutoff and the dryer
gas shutoff valves are both fully open. Even if gas
is not supplied to the dryer, it will run and no error
codes will display. Verify that other gas appliances
in the home are working normally.
Only use your dryer to dry clean items. Soil from dirty
clothes can transfer to the clean clothes in the same or
later loads.
Stains on dried clothes could be stains that weren't
removed during the washing process. Make sure
that clothes are being completely
cleaned
or
rinsed according
to the instructions for your washer
and detergent.
Some difficult
soils may require pre-
treating
prior to washing.
Use fabric
softener or the STATIC SHIELD option,
if equipped,
to reduce static electricity.
Be sure
to follow the fabric softener manufacturer's
instructions.
Over drying a toad of laundry
can cause a buildup
of static electricity.
Adjust settings and use a
shorter drying
time, or use AUTO DRY cycles.
These fabrics
are naturally
more prone to static
buildup.
Try using fabric
softener or use DAMP
DRY and/or
shorter TIMED DRY time settings.
The drying time for a load will vary depending
on
the type of heat used (electric,
natural gas, or LP
gas), the size of the load, the type of fabrics, the
wetness of the clothes, and the condition
of the
exhaust duct and lint filter. Even an unbalanced
load in the washer can cause poor spinning,
resulting in wetter clothes which will take longer to
dry.

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