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Kenmore 27-1nch Wide - Extra Large Capacity Plus LAUNDRY CENTER Washer - Electric Dryer Use & Care Manual

27-inch wide-extra large capacity plus laundry center washer-electric dryer


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27-1n_ _hWide - Extra Large Capacity Plus
Washer - Electric Dryer
de 27 pulg. (69 cm) de ancho - Capacidad
extra grande "Plus"
Lavadora - Secadora
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Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman
Estates, IL 60179


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  • Page 1 27-1n_ _hWide - Extra Large Capacity Plus LAUNDRY CENTER Washer - Electric Dryer CENTRO DE LAVANDERIA de 27 pulg. (69 cm) de ancho - Capacidad extra grande "Plus" Lavadora - Secadora el_ctrica _'_'_.._' _'_ /_,_ _ _i _ _+_ _..8530259 Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS WE SERVICE WHAT WE SELL ............WARRANTY ..................WASHER/DRYER SAFETY ............INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..........Tools and Parts ................Alternate Parts ................Location Requirements ............... Drain System ................Electrical Requirements ............... Electrical Connection ..............Venting Requirements ..............Remove Shipping Strap ............. Install Leveling Feet ..............
  • Page 3: We Service What We Sell

    See "Installation Instructions" for the complete exhaust requirements for this laundry center. Sears Maintenance Agreements Your Kenmore ®appliance is designed, manufactured and tested Limited Lifetime Warranty on White Porcelain Basket to provide years of dependable operation. Yet any major For the lifetime of the washer from the date of purchase, Sears appliance may require service from time to time.
  • Page 4: 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 is the safety alert symbol. 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 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 standpipe taller than available) Check that you have everything necessary for correct installation.
  • Page 6: Alternate Parts

    • Alevel floorwithamaximum s lope of1 in.(2.5 cm) u nder • Rear clearance may be 0 in. when house exhaust system is entire laundry center. Clothes may nottumble p roperly and lined up directly with dryer exhaust. automatic sensor cycles may notoperate c orrectly ifdryer i s notlevel.
  • Page 7: Electrical Connection

    Floor drain system (view 4) The wires that connect to the dryer must end in ring terminals or spade terminals with upturned ends. The floor drain system requires a siphon break that may be purchased separately. (See "Alternate Parts.") If your outlet looks like this: ©...
  • Page 8 Power Supply Cord Direct Wire Fire Hazard Fire Hazard Use a new UL approved 30 amp power Use 10 gauge solid copper wire. supply cord. Use a UL approved strain relief. Use a UL approved strain relief. Disconnect power before making electrical connections.
  • Page 9 1. Remove center terminal block screw. Electrical Connection Options Remove appliance ground wire (green with yellow stripes) If your home has: And you will be Go to Section from external ground connector screw. Fasten it under center, connecting to: silver colored terminal block screw. 4-wire receptacle A UL listed, 4-wire connection:...
  • Page 10 Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) 4-wire connection: Direct Wire of power supply cable under the center screw of terminal block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together. IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes Tighten screw.
  • Page 11 3-wire connection: Power supply cord 3-wire connection: Direct Wire Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. conductor to neutral wire. Direct wire cable must have 5 ft (1.82 m) of extra length so dryer can be moved if needed.
  • Page 12 Optional 3-wire connection Use for direct wire or power supply cord where local codes do not permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. 1. Remove center terminal block screw. Remove appliance ground wire (green with yellow stripes) from external ground connector screw. Connect appliance ground wire and the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord/cable under center, silver colored terminal block screw.
  • Page 13 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. 2. Screw the lock nut onto each foot to within 1 in. (2.5 cm) of the base.
  • Page 14: Connect The Inlet Hoses

    For laundry tub or standpipe drain system Using pliers, tighten the couplings with an additional two- thirds turn. Do not overtighten. Damage to the valves can Connecting the drain hose "hook" to the corrugated drain hose result. 1. Wet the outside end of the drain hose with tap water. Do not use any other lubricant.
  • Page 15 If you are working in a closet or recessed area Move the laundry center into its final position and remove cardboard from under laundry center. Remove the access panel Typical exhaust installations by removing 3 Phillips-head screws and one bumper, located at the top of the access panel.
  • Page 16 Alternate installations for close clearances Determine Vent Length Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for 1o Select the route that will provide the straightest and most your installation. Three close-clearance installations are shown. direct path outdoors. Plan the installation to use the fewest Refer to the manufacturer's instructions provided with the vent...
  • Page 17: Connect Vent

    Determine the number of elbows you will need. IMPORTANT: Do not use vent runs longer than those specified in Vent Length Chart. Properly leveling your laundry center prevents excessive noise In the column listing the type of metal vent you are using and vibration.
  • Page 18: 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 19: Washer Use

    WASHER USE WA1ERTEMP WATER LEVEL HEAVY DUTY NORMAL SHORT MEDIUM LOAD REeULAR / W_qM CC_e HAND _W_qM WASHABLE$ ,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 20: Rinse And Spin

    6. Turn the WATER LEVEL selector knob to the correct setting for your wash load and the type of fabric being washed. WAftER LEVEL This section describes the available wash cycles and will help you make the best cycle selections for your wash loads. Each MEDIUM LOAD cycle is designed for different types of fabric and soil levels.
  • Page 21: Laundry Tips

    As with any new product, you will hear sounds that you are not When using extra detergent for heavily soiled clothes, or washing accustomed to. You may hear various sounds occurring during special-care items, you may find an extra rinse and spin is needed.
  • Page 22: Dryer Use

    DRYER USE PUSH TO PERMANENT P RESS w_l_'_=_*, START DRYER SO TIMED DRY _mOFC'K_S_L_ LESSDRY _0 HI_H_ SIGNAL SIG NAL _ OFF G NORMAL DRY MORE DRY LOWH_T KNIT/ LESS DRY NO_W. D RY AIR DRY MORE DRY Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to remove dust from storing and shipping.
  • Page 23: Drying, Cycle And Temperature Tips

    =''' '"' " " ..,, You can stop your dryer anytime during a cycle. To stop your dryer PERMANENT PRESS NORMAL so ]IMED Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Control knob to OFF. USSDRY 50 H/_ _r_T NOTE: The Cycle Control knob should point to an Off area when NORMAL DRY the dryer is not in use.
  • Page 24 Air Dry Use the Air Dry cycle for items that require drying without heat such as rubber, plastic and heat sensitive fabrics. This chart The dryer rack was shipped with your dryer. Remove and discard shows examples of items that can be dried using an air cycle. shipping blocks before use.
  • Page 25: Laundry Center Care

    LAUNDRY CENTER Every load cleaning CARE The lint screen is located in the dryer door opening. Remove lint before each load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time. To clean S_/_=_ _ _ _ _ '_ / / _i'J,_*_ ..
  • Page 26: Drain And Spin

    Install and store your laundry center where it will not freeze. Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can damage your laundry center. If storing or moving your laundry center during freezing weather, winterize it. Non-use or vaca_on care Operate your laundry center only when you are at home.
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting Washer

    Is there power at the plug or direct connection? Check your electrical source or call an electrician. Has a fuse blown or is the circuit breaker open? The dryer light automatically turns on inside the dryer drum when If problem continues, call an electrician.
  • Page 28 Washer leaks Residue or lint on load Check the following: • Did you sort properly? Are the fill hoses tight? Are the fill hose washers properly Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy, seated? Is the drain hose clamp properly installed? See synthetics).
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting Dryer

    Gray whites, dingy colors TROUBLESHOOTING • Did you properly sort the load? DRYER Dye transfer can occur when mixing whites and colors in a load. Sort dark clothes from whites and lights. • Was the wash temperature too low? First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid Use warm washes if safe for the load.
  • Page 30 Unusual sounds Items shrinking • Has the dryer had a period of non-use? • Wasthe dryer overloaded? If the dryer hasn't been used for a while, there may be a Dry smaller loads that can tumble freely. thumping sound during the first few minutes of operation. •...
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