Kenmore Three-Speed Triple Dispenser Automatic Washers Owner's Manual & Installation Instructions

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Installation Instructions
Triple Dispenser
Read and follow all safety
and operating
before first use of this product.
Your washer may look different
from the washer shown.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman
Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
PART NO. 395;0143
Rev. A



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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual and Installation Instructions ® Three-Speed Triple Dispenser AUTOMATIC WASHERS IMPORTANT: Your washer may look different from the washer shown. Read and follow all safety and operating instructions before first use of this product. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Installation

    Use the space below to record the model number and serial number of your new you install and operate your new Kenmore Washer. Kenmore washer in the safest and most economical way. For more information about the care Model No.
  • Page 3: Warranty

    LIMITED 10-YEAR WARRANTY FUI_L 1-YEAR WARRANTY ON PLASTIC ON MECHANICAL ELI-CTRICAL PARTS After one year and until ten years from date of purchase, Sears will furnish a For one year from the date of purchase, replacement plastic tub for any' plastic when the washer is installed and operated tub which is defective in material or work- in accordance...
  • Page 4 YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT TO US. WAFINING: To reduce the risk of fire, washing machine, turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow from each electric shock, or injury to persons for several minutes. This will release any when using your washer, follow basic precautions, including...
  • Page 5 INSTALLATION OVERVIEW For a complete list of tools and parts needed, see pages 6-8. A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR WASHER (pgs. 10-12) Recessed Area/ LaundryTub Drain System (p. 11) Closet Installation Instructions (p. 10) 3g" ',Standpipe Drain System (p. 12) Floor Drain System (p.
  • Page 6 B. FIEMOVE SHIPPING STRAP (p. 13) Tools Needed:: Scissors Flashlight (optional depending on installation) C. CONNECT DRAIN HOSE (pgs. 14-15) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: drain hose Pliers that open to 19/16inches 1 silver, double-wire 1 yellow, single-wire Flashlight (optional hose clamp (bottom hose clamp (top of depending on installation)
  • Page 7: Secure Drain Hose

    D. CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WATER FAUCETS (pgs. 15-16) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: Pliers that open to 19/16inches 2 flat water fill hose washers Bucket (optional Flashlight (optional depending depending installation) installation) E. SECURE DRAIN HOSE (p. 17) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: Flashlight (optional...
  • Page 8: Level Washer

    F. LEVEL WASHER (p. 18) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: Level 9/16-Inch open-end wrench 2 front leveling legs with nuts Wood block Flashlight (optional depending on installation)
  • Page 9 Selecting the proper location for your washer will improve its performance and minimize concerns like washer walk or noise. ELI-CTRICAt. REQUIREMENTS GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: Improper connection 120-Volt, 60-Hz., AC-only, 15- or the equipment grounding conductor 20-ampere fused electrical supply is result in a risk of electric shock.
  • Page 10 A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR WASHER RECESSED AREA/ CLOSET INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS This washer may be installed in a recessed area or closet. 48 sq. in. minimum ventilation area 24 sq. in. minimum- ventilation 3" area "1"--_ J_--'27"'--'_ ]4F--'1" --_1"_(--251/2"--_ 4" J_-- Front:View Side View Front View...
  • Page 11 LAUNDRY DRAIN SYSTEM Check location where washer will be Do not store or operate washer at or installed. This washer can be installed below 32°F (some water may remain in washer). See page 33 for Winterizing using one of three systems: Information.
  • Page 12 ALTERNATE LOCATIONS STANDPIPE AND FLOOR DRAIN SYSTEMS Siphon break: Must be purchased separately. See chart below. Standpipe drain system: Needs a two-inch Floor drain system: Requires a siphon break, see chart below. A minimum carry- minimum diameter standpipe with minimum carry-away capacity of 17 gallons per minute.
  • Page 13 B. REMOVE SHIPPING STRAP STEP 3. Pull firmly to remove the other end of the shipping strap pinned to the back of washer. This will Removing the shipping strap is release the rear self-leveling legs. necessary for smooth operation. If tlhe shipping strap is not removed,...
  • Page 14 C. CONNECr DRAIN HOSE Proper connection of the drain hose will protect your floors from damage due to water leakage. STF'P 1. To prevent the drain hose from coming off or leaking, it must be installed per the following instructions: IMPORTANT: 7[-0ensure proper installa- tion, this procedure...
  • Page 15 For standpipe or laundry tub drain D, CONNECT INLET HOSES systems: TO WATER FAUCETS STEP 2. Open yellow, single-wire clamp with pliers and slide over hooked end of drain hose to secure the rubber and corrugated sections together. Proper connection of your inlet hoses will allow hot and cold water to enter...
  • Page 16 STEP 3. Insert one new, flat washer STEP 2. Remove water inlet hoses (from the parts bag) into each end of from washer by pulling upward with a the inlet hoses. Check that washers hand-over-hand motion. Do not unscrew are firmly seated in couplings. the hoses from their connections.
  • Page 17 E. SECURE DRAIN HOSE Securing the drain hose properly will prolLect your floors from damage due to water leakage. STEP 1. Move washer to its final If the water faucets and drain standpipe Ioc_Ltion. are recessed, put hooked end of drain hose in standpipe.
  • Page 18 F. LEVEL WASHER Leveling your washer properly pre- vents excessive noise and vibration. STEP 5. Move washer to its final To install front legs: location. STEP 1. Prop front of washer up (about 4 inches). Use a wood block or another STEP 6.
  • Page 19: Final Steps

    Take a few minutes to complete this checklist. It will help assure you that you have a proper installation and increase your satisfaction with your Kenmore washer. Check that: Check electrical requirements. Be sure you have correct electrical • The washer is level.
  • Page 20: Starting Your Washer

    STARTING YOUR WASHER STEP 1. Place a load of sorted clothes in the washer. Add measured detergent To get the maximum cleaning directly into dispenser (see page 28). fabric care from your washer, please read and follow these instructions. STEP 2. (OPTIONAL STEP) If desired, add measured liquid chlorine...
  • Page 21 SET WATER LEVEL CONTROL SET WATER TEMPERATURE CONTROL Your washer lets you select a wash and rinse water temperature setting based on the type of load you are This control gives you the flexibility washing. save water when washing small loads. •...
  • Page 22 extra-slow speed agitation (10 seconds) AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE and soaking (20 seconds). Slow spin CONTROL (ATC) speeds help reduce wrinkling. Do not use HAND WASHABLES for large items like blankets. NOTE: Some "HAND WASH" items, par- ticularly wool, naturally shrink when washed ATC takes away the worry of either in the sink or in the washer HAND undissolved...
  • Page 23 SETTING YOUR CYCLE SELECTOR (TIMER) CONTROL Use this control to choose the agitation time and to start the washer. • For heavy soil and sturdy fabrics, use the full time. • For light soil and delicate fabrics, use less time. PEFIMANENT PRESS The PERMANENT...
  • Page 24 CYCLE OPTION DESCRIPTIONS This control lets you add options to your wash cycle. The charts on pages 24 and 25 show you the proper settings for your Cycle Selector Control (Timer) and OPTIONS Control. The Cycle Selector Control needs to be set where you want the cycle to start and the OPTIONS Control needs to be set where you want the cycle to stop.
  • Page 25 CYCLE SELECTOR CONTROL (TIMER) OPTIONS CONTROL RINSI:@ RINSE PREWASH SOAK _/ONLY ONLY ,_ Desired Set Cycle Selector Set OPTIONS Washer Cycle Control (Timer) On Control On Detergent to: Prew_sh Only PREWASH _ PREWASH ONLY_) Basket Washer agitates, drains, and spins. Washer will stop after the PREWASH Cycle. Prewash &...
  • Page 26: Self-Cleaning

    SE'LF-CLEANING LINT FILTER TRIPLE ACTION" AGITATOR Lint is filtered from the load Kenmore's exclusive TRIPLE ACTION" automatically - there's no Agitator gives you the most flexible messy cleanup. fabric care for even your largest loads. Your washer features a self-cleaning The TRIPLE ACTION'"...
  • Page 27 UNDERSTANDING NORMAL USING YOUR WASHER SOUNDS TRIPLE DISPENSER Your new washer may make sounds that your old one didn't. Because the sounds are unfamiliar, you may be concerned about them. The triple dispenser makes your The following describes some of the washer truly automatic by making normal sounds you may hear and what...
  • Page 28: Soak And Prewash

    USING DETERGENT DISPENSER If using Powdered Detergent: This dispenser will automatically dispense • Remove the Liquid Detergent Cup or either liquid or dry detergents. It holds the Flow Diverter. Powdered detergent and automatically dispenses the detergent at the beginning of the main wash cycle. can clog these parts.
  • Page 29: Using The Liquid Chlorine Bleach Dispenser

    USING THE LIQUID CHLORINE USING THE LIQUID FABRIC BLEACH DISPENSER SOFTENER DISPENSER After loading the washer, measure add the recommended amount of fabric softener into the dispenser. Follow manufacturer's directions. Automatically dispenses bleach at the proper time in the cycle to ensure the cleanest and brightest loads.
  • Page 30 UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE PREWASH ULTRA CLEAN PERMANENT PRESS Fill to Fill to Fill to selected level selected level selected level Wash Wash Wash selected time selected time selected time Drain - Partial Drain - Drain no spin no spin Pause Spin...
  • Page 31 SORTING PREPARING CLOTHES FOR WASHING • Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled ones, even if they would normally be washed together. Separate lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy, synthetics, Follow these recommendations permanent press). When possible, to help you proRong the life of turn lint givers inside out.
  • Page 32: Loading Suggestions

    LOADING Proper loading of your washer con- tributes to proper cleaning and fabric care and reduces machine noise. LOADING SUGGESTIONS • Drop items iinto washer loosely. Fill to the top of the basket (top row of For these suggested full-sized loads, holes).
  • Page 33: Your Washer

    CLE--ANING YOUR WASHER WINTER STORAGE MOVING CARE Proper care of !/our washer can extend its life. This section explains how to care Install and store your washer where for your washer properly and safely. it will not freeze. Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing Exterior damage your washer.
  • Page 34 Most laundering problems are easily and washer problems. If you need further assistance, see page 39. solved if you understand the cause. Check these lists for common laundry Problem Possible Cause Solution Washer Leaks Household plumbing is leaking. Repair plumbing. Inlet hoses not tight.
  • Page 35 Problem Possible Cause Solution Won't Drain/ Low voltage or using Check electrical source or call Won't Spin/ an extension cord. electrician. Do not use extension Wet Loads cords. (cont.) Cold rinses. Cold rinses leave loads wetter than warm rinses. This is normal. Continues Drain hose is less than Raise the drain hose...
  • Page 36 Problem Possible Cause Solution Machine Power cord not plugged in. Plug in power cord. Stops No power at plug. Check electrical source or call electrician. Fuse blown or circuit Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. breaker open. If problem continues, call electrician. Using an extension cord.
  • Page 37 Problem Possible Cause Solution Tearing Overloading. Improper Loads should move freely during use of washer, wash. Wash smaller loads. Improper use of chlorine Do not pour chlorine bleach directly bleach. Undiluted bleach on load. Wipe up bleach spills. will damage fabrics. Sharp items not removed Clean out pockets before washing.
  • Page 38 • Even if you don't need repairs, the "Wre Service What We Sell:' Maintenance Agreement offers an Sears Maintenance Agreement annual preventative maintenance Maintain the value of your Kenmore checkup at your request! Washer with a Sears Maintenance Agreement. Kenmore washers are For more information, designed,...
  • Page 40 For the repair or replacement parts you needdelivered directly to your home Call 7 am -7 pm, 7 days a week 1-8OO-366-PART (1-800-366.-7278) Forin-home major brand repair service Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-REPAIR (1-800-473-7247) Forthe locationof a Sears Parts and Repair Center in yourarea mmmmmm Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week...