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Kenmore One-Speed Automatic Washers Owner's Manual & Installation Instructions

One-speed automatic washers with water temperature control
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Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
One-Speed
AUTOMATIC WASHERS
with Water Temperature Control
IMPORTANT:
Read and follow all safety
and operating instructions
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. www.sears.com
Sears Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontaio, Canada MSB 2B8 www.sears.ca
3953626
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
5/99

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  • Page 1 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. www.sears.com Sears Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontaio, Canada MSB 2B8 www.sears.ca 3953626 PRINTED IN U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Troubleshooting

    For more information about the care Model No. and operation of Kenmore appliances call your nearest Sears store. You will need the complete model and serial numbers when requesting information, Serial No. Your washer's model and serial numbers are located on the Model and Serial Number Plate.
  • Page 3 Sears will replace the white porcelain wash basket if it chips operated according to the instructions or rusts due to defective material or that come with it, Sears will repair or workmanship, After the first year, you replace any of its mechanical or will be charged for labor.
  • Page 4 Your safety and the safety of others is 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 hazards that can kill or hurt you and others, All safety mes- sages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word "DANGER"...
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your washer, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Read all instructions before using • Do not allow children to play on or in the washer.
  • Page 6: Installation

    INSTALLATION OVERVIEW For a complete list of tools and parts needed, see pages 7-9. A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR WASHER (pgs. 11-13) Recessed Area/ Laundry Tub Drain System (p. 12) Closet Installation Instructions (p, 11) (99 cm) Standpipe Drain System (p. 13) Floor Drain System (p.
  • Page 7 B.REMOVE SHIPPING STRAP (p. 14) Tools Needed: Scissors Flashlight (optional depending on installation) C. CONNECT DRAIN HOSE (pgs. 15-16) uNs_ Tools Needed: Parts Needed: Pliers that open to 1 9/16in (3.95 cm) 1 yellow, single-wire 1 silver, double- hose clamp (top of wire hose clamp Flashlight (optional drain hose)
  • Page 8 D, CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WASHER (pgs, 16-17) Tools Needed: PaNs Needed: 2 water inlet hoses Pliers that open to 19/16in (3.95_ Flashlight (optional 4 fiat water inlet hose washers depending on installation) E. CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WATER FAUCETS (p, 17) Tools Needed: PaNs Needed: 2 water inlet hoses...
  • Page 9 F, SECURE DRAIN HOSE (p. 18) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: Shipping strap with fastener Flashlight (optionaI depending on installation) G. LEVEL WASHER (p, 19) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: 9/16in (1.43 cm) open-end wrench 2 front leveling iegs with nuts (supplied with washer) Wood block Flashlight (optional depending on installation)
  • Page 10: Grounding Instructions

    • For a grounded, cord- connected washer: Selecting the proper location for your washer will improve its performance GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS and minimize concerns like washer This washer must be grounded, In the walk or noise. event of malfunction or breakdown, ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS grounding will reduce the risk of...
  • Page 11 A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR WASHER - RECESSED AREA/ CLOSET INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS This washer may be installed in a recessed area or closet. (7.6 cm) 48 in 2 (310 cm 2) minimum ventilation 19 in area (48.3 _m', 24 in 2 (t 55 cm 2) , _3_i n minimum...
  • Page 12 LAUNDRY TUB DRAIN SYSTEM Do not store or operate washer at or below 32°F (0°C) (some water may Check location where washer will be remain in washer), See page 31 for installed. This washer can be installed winterizing information. using one of three systems: Proper installation is your responsibility, •...
  • Page 13 Siphon break, Part No. 285320; additional drain hose, Part No. 3357090; and Connector Kit, Part No. 285442 Parts listed are available from your local Sears store or Sears Service Center. In the United States, calI 1-800-366-PART(I-800-366-7278). in Canada, call 1-877-533-6937.
  • Page 14: Remove Shipping Strap

    B. REMOVE SHIPPING STRAP STEP 2. Pull firmly to remove the end of the shipping strap that remains pinned to the back of the washer. This will release the rear self4eveling legs. Removing the shipping strap is necessary for smooth operation. If the shipping strap is not removed, the washer will make excessive noise.
  • Page 15: Connect Drain Hose

    Hose kit, Part No. 285442 A problem with lint clogging your drain Drain protector, Part No. 367031 Parts listed are available from your local Sears store or Sears Service Center. In the United States, calI 1-800-366-PART (I-800-366-7278). In Canada, call 1-877-533-6937.
  • Page 16 D. CONNECT INLET HOSES For standpipe or laundry tub drain systems: TO WASHER STEP 2. Open yellow, single-wire clamp with pliers and slide over hooked end of drain hose to secure the rubber and Proper connection of your inlet hoses corrugated sections together.
  • Page 17 6 ft (1.8 m), Part No. 76314 J lf you have: You will need to buy: 10 ft (3.0 m), Part No. 350008 Parts listed are available from your local Sears store or Sears Service Cente_ In the United States, calI 1-800-366-PART(1-800-366-7278). In Canada, call 1-877-533-6937.
  • Page 18: Secure Drain Hose

    F. SECURE DRAIN HOSE If the water faucets and drain standpipe are recessed, put hooked end of drain hose in standpipe. Tightly wrap the shipping strap around the drain hose Securing the drain hose properly will and water inlet hoses (not the handles protect your floors from damage due or stems).
  • Page 19: Level Washer

    STEP 5. Move washer to its final G. LEVEL WASHER location. Wre_.m_tem=' :I:-] i[_ [[" STEP 6. Tilt washer forward until rear of washer is at least 3 in (7.6 cm) off Leveling your washer properly pre- floor, You may hear the self-adjusting vents excessive noise and vibration.
  • Page 20: Final Steps

    REVIEW INSTALLATION 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 •...
  • Page 21: Lid Instructions

    Dr leJ_Ke_." -[_ i[_ i-_,-, To get the maximum cleaning and fabric care from your washer, please read and follow these instructions. NOTE: The drawings in this section show Explosion Hazard the basic features of all models covered by this manual, Refer to the supplied Never place items in the washer that are dampened with gasoline "Feature Sheet"...
  • Page 22 Grass Antiperspirants, Deodorants Treat with a paste of ammonia Use an enzyme presoak or rub enzyme color safe bleach. Let stand for 30 min- detergent on the stain. Launder with utes. Wash in hottest water safe for fab- detergent and bleach appropriate for the ric.
  • Page 23: Stopping/Restarting Your Washer

    STARTING YOUR WASHER STEP 6. Pull the Cycle Selector Control (Timer) Knob (_ out, The dial will rotate as STEP 1. Add measured detergent the cycle progresses. The knob will not directly into washer basket. Then place rotate. a load of sorted clothes in the washer. STOPPING/RESTARTING STEP 2, Close washer lid.
  • Page 24 SET WATER LEVEL CONTROL SET WATER TEMPERATURE CONTROL Your washer lets you select a wash water setting based on the type of load This control gives you the flexibility you are washing. save water when washing small loads. • All rinses are cold to save energy. Your washer lets you select a water setting based on the size of your WARM...
  • Page 25: Heavy Duty

    HEAVY DUTY SETTING YOUR CYCLE Usethis cycle _ g_ upto 12 minu_s SELECTOR (TIMER) CONTROL ofwashtime _rsturdy orheavilysoiled loads. Use this control to choose the agitation time and to start the washer. GENTLE • For heavy soil and sturdy fabrics, Use this cycle for cleaning lighltly to use the full time (REGULAR).
  • Page 26: Rinse And Spin

    SELF-CLEANING LINT FILTER RINSE AND SPIN When using extra detergent for heavily soiled clothes, or washing special-care items, you may find an extra rinse and Lint is filtered from the load spin is needed. automatically - there's no STEP 1. Set WATER LEVEL Control. messy cleanup.
  • Page 27: Dual-Action

    UNDERSTANDING NORMAL DUAL-ACTION AGITATOR WASHER SOUNDS Your new washer may make sounds that your old one didn't. Because the The Kenmore DUAL-ACTION sounds are unfamiliar, you may be concerned about them, Agitator gives you flexible fabric care for even your largest loads, The following describes some of the normal sounds you may hear and what causes them.
  • Page 28: What Happens In Each Cycle

    UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE PERMANENT GENTLE PRESS HEAVY DUTY Fill to Fill to Fill to __ww selected level selected level selected • level Wash Agitate selected time Wash selected • time IZI so k, Partial • Drain Drain- •...
  • Page 29: Preparing Clothes For Washing

    PREPARING CLOTHES SORTING FOR WASHING • Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled ones, even if they would normally be washed together. Sepa- [[to_a,to_,,_,. :I_ i [:..]11." rate lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy, synthetics, Follow these recommendations permanent press), When possible, to help you prolong the life of turn lint givers inside out,...
  • Page 30 LOADING • Reduce wash time by using a lower water level setting. Loads with only a Irj L' few small items need less wash time. Proper loading of your washer con- tributes to proper cleaning and fabric care and reduces machine noise. •...
  • Page 31: Cleaning Your Washer

    CLEANING YOUR WASHER WINTER STORAGE OR MOVING CARE Proper care of your washer can extend its life. This section explains hew to care Install and store your washer where it for your washer properly and safely. will not freeze. Because some water may stay in the hoses and pump, Exterior freezing can damage your washer.
  • Page 32 Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Check these lists for common laundry and washer problems, If you need further assistance, see the back page, Problem Possible Cause Solution Washer Leaks Household plumbing is leaking. Repair plumbing. Inlet hoses not tight.
  • Page 33 Problem Possible Cause Solution Won't Drain/ Low voltage or using Check electrical source or calI 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. Drain hose is less than Raise the drain hose Continues to...
  • Page 34 Problem Possible Cause Solution Machine Power cord not plugged in. Plug in power cord. Stops No power at plug. Check electrical source or calI eIectrician. Fuse blown or circuit Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. breaker open. If problem continues, calI eIectrician. Using an extension cord.
  • Page 35 Problem Possible Cause Solution Tearing Overloading. Improper Loads should move freely during use of washer, wash. Wash smaller loads or increase water level Improper use of chlorine Do not pour chlorine bleach directly bleach. Undiluted bleach on Ioad. Wipe up bleach spills. will damage fabrics.
  • Page 36 We Service What We Sell service at today's prices, "We Service What We Sell" is our • Eliminates repair bills resulting from assurance you can depend on Sears normal use. for service, Your Kenmore appliance has • Allows for as many service calls as...
  • Page 39 (1-800-366-7278) www.sears.comlpar tsdirect Pare ordenar piezas con entrega a domicilio - 1-800-659-7084 For the location of a Sears Service Center in your area: Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-488-1222 To purchase or inquire about a Sears Maintenance Agreement: Call 7 a.m.

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