Your dryer may took different IMPORTANT: from the dryer 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. PART NO. 3405587 Rev. A PRINTED IN U.S.A.
WARNING: For your safety the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or death. • Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
Kenmore Dryer in the safest and most Kenmore Dryer. economical way. If you need more information about Model No. care and operation of Kenmore appliances call your nearest Sears store. You will Serial need the complete model and serial...
FullOneYear Warranty Warranty Restriction Mechanical Electrical Parts If the dryer is subjected to other than private family use, all warranty coverage For one year from the date of purchase, is effective for only 90 days. if this dryer is installed and operated according to the instructions...
YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT TO US. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, • Do not repair or replace any part of the electric shock, or injury to persons when dryer or attempt any servicing unless using your dryer, follow basic precautions, specifically recommended in the Owner's...
INSTALLATION OVERVIEW For a complete list of tools and parts needed, see pages 6-8. A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR DRYER (pgs. 9-12) Recessed Areal Standard Installation (pgs. 9-10) Closet Installation Instructions (pgs. 10-11) B. INSTALL LEVELING LEGS (p. 13) Parts Needed: Tools Needed:...
C, INSTALL GAS LINE (pgs. 14-16) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: Do not use pipe Use pipe joint joint compound compound 8-inch Pipe-joint 3/s-inch male pipe flare V2-inch to or 10-inch compound pipe wrench resistant to (optional depending 3/8-inch pipe on installation) reducer L.P.
A. 8ELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR DRYER Selecting the proper location for your dryer makes installation easy Explosion Hazard gives the best drying performance, Keep flammable materials and vapors, 8TANDARD IN8TALLATION such as gasoline, away from dryer. Place dryer at least 18 inches above Check location where dryer will be installed.
DRYER DIMENSIONS Most installations will require at least 5-inch clearance behind the dryer for the dryer vent. Location must be large enough to fully open dryer door. Side-Swing Doer (Large Opening) Side-SwingDoor (WideOpening) Hamper Door (Wide Opening)
RECESSED AREA/CLOSET for service and proper operation including INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS flow of combustion and ventilation air, and that you have a sufficient distance Check governing codes and ordinances. from combustible construction. This dryer may be installed in a recessed * Be sure your location allows for a...
MOBILE HOME EXHAUST For mobile home use, gas dryers must REQUIREMENTS be securely fastened to the floor. Order Mobile Home Installation Kit 346764 • The dryer must not be installed where from your Sears store or Sears Service it can be exposed to water and/or Center.
B. iNSTALL LEVELING LEGS STEP 5. Stand the dryer up and move it close to its final location. Leave enough room to connect the exhaust vent. STEP 6. Check levelness of dryer by Leveling your dryer correctly will placing a level on top of the dryer, first reduce operating noise and provide side-to-side;...
C. INSTALL GAS LiNE • Make certain your dryer has the correct burner for the type of gas in your home. Burner information is located on the rating plate in the door well of your dryer. If this information does not agree The proper gas connection ensures...
* If local codes permit, use flexible * A combination of pipe fittings must stainless steel tubing (Design Certified be used to connect the dryer to the by the American Gas Association) existing gas line. connect your dryer to the gas supply line.
CONNECT DRYER TO GAS LINE ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS It is your responsibility: • To contact a qualified electrical installer. • To assure that the electrical installation is adequate and in conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/ NFPA 70 - latest edition and all local codes and ordinances.
GROUNDING I NSTRUCTIONS D. CONNECTEXHAUST This appliance must b egrounded. Intheevent o fmalfunction orbreak- down, grounding willreduce t herisk ofelectric s hock byproviding apath A properly exhausted dryer will give ofleast r esistance forelectric c urrent. the shortest drying time, lower This appliance isequipped witha cord your...
ROUTETHEVENT DETERMINE VENT LENGTH Maximum Exhaust Lengths: Typical installations exhaust from the • The maximum length of the rear rear of the dryer. exhaust system depends on the Avoid pushing the dryer tightly against type of vent, the number of elbows, a wall.
STANDARD OFFSET C ONNECTIONS STEP 3. Place a clamp on each of vent elbow and connect elbow to your Using 4-inch rigid heavy metal vent: dryer's exhaust outlet. Tape the joint NOTE: Do not secure exhaust vent with duct tape. Tighten clamp.
Using 4-inch f lexible heavy m etal vent: STEP 6. Stretch the vent only as NOTE: Donotsecure exhaust vent needed by pulling out from the center in each direction. Do not stretch vent joints withscrews. Screws cancatch lint sections over 6 feet.
OFFSET CONNECTIONS WITH NOTE: Vent systems come in many CLOSE CLEARANCES varieties. Select the type that best fits your installation. Three of the When your exhaust vent is in a close most common types of installations clearance behind the dryer, or if you are are illustrated here.
STARTING YOUR DRYER Fire Hazard Explosion Hazard No washer can completely Keep flammable materials remove oil. vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Do not dry anything that has ever Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it (including cooking oils), had anything...
TIMED DRY CYCLE CYCLE DESCRIPTION Use this cycle to get 60, 70, or 80 minutes (depending on model) of heated drying time. The AUTO DRY Cycle saves time • The heating cycle is followed by a 1g- by providing the best drying results minute...
FABRICfTEMPERATURE CONTROL Proper use of this contro! helps ensure that fabrics are dried at the right temperature for maximum !ife. Use this control to select the drying temperature that matches the fabrics in your load. • Select LOW for delicate fabrics.
USING AiR DRY OFF _ '_S0 TIME£ WRINKLE GUARD Using this cycle gives a!! the benefits of hang drying with a shorter AUTO DRY II drying time. Use the AIR DRY Cycle to get up to 20 or 30 minutes (depending on model) of drying...
• On some models, the volume of the Kenmore dryers help prevent overdrying signal can be adjusted. so you get outstanding fabric care. the AUTO DRY and TIMED...
USING WRINKLE GUARD DRY RACK On some models, a dry rack was shipped on top of your dryer. Remove and discard shipping blocks before using. The dry rack may look slightly WRINKLE GUARD helps keep different than the one shown below.
STEP 3.Place wetitems ontopofthe dryrack. A llow space around i tems for airtocirculate. The rack does notmove, butthedrum willrotate. Make sure items donothang over t heedges o rbetween rack grill. STEP 4.Close dryer d oor. STEP 5.Use the TIMED DRY orAIR DRY Cycle.
PREPARING CLOTHES SORTING CLOTHES FOR DRYING Follow these recommendations help save on utility bills and prolong the life of your garments, • Refer to your Washer Owner's Manual for proper washing techniques additional laundry tips. • See page 5 of this manual Important Safety Instructions.
CHOOSING LOAD SIZES USING DRYER • Mixlarge items withsmall items. FABRIC SOFTENERS Load thedryer b ytheamount ofspace Dryer fabric softeners are recommended items take up,notbytheir w eight. Do for reducing static cling. Always follow notoverload thedryer. Overcrowding package instructions carefully. causes u neven d rying and wrinkling, •...
This section explains how to care for STEP 3. Wipe thoroughly with a damp your dryer properly and safely. cloth. STEP 4. Tumble a load of clean towels for 20 minutes to dry. Proper care of your dryer extend CLEANING LINT SCREEN its life and help...
STEP 1. Check to ensure nothing accumulated lint can be found in the is blocking ventilation slots on dryer Do-It-Yourself repair manual for Kenmore rear panel. dryers. To order this manual, please call 1-800-366-7278 from anywhere in the STEP 2. inspect exhaust hood.
CHANGING THEDRUM LIGHT The dryer light automatically turns inside the dryer drum when you open door. If your dryer has a drum light, it will look like one of the styles on this page. To replace bulb: To replace bulb: STEP 1.
Most laundering problems are easily time and money by helping avoid solved if you understand the cause, unnecessary service calls. Using the tables below will save you Problem Possible Cause 8olution Clean tint screen. Lint screen is clogged with tint. Not Drying Satisfactorily Restricted...
Problem Possible Cause 8olution Dryer Will Using a regular fuse. Replace with a time-delay fuse. Not Run Dryer door not firmly closed. Close dryer door tightly. (cont'd) PUSH TO START Button Press PUSH TO START Button again. not firmly pressed. Controls not set in an Reset controls in an ON position.
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