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Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
Three-Speed
with Options
and Speeds Switch
AUTOMATIC WASH ERS
IMPORTANT:
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.
Sears Canada Inc.,Toronto,
Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8
www,sears,com
3955133
PRINTED
iN U.S.A.
10/00

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  • Page 1 Speeds Switch AUTOMATIC WASH ERS IMPORTANT: 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. Sears Canada Inc.,Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8 www,sears,com 3955133 PRINTED iN U.S.A.
  • Page 2 Kenmore Washer. For more information about the care and operation of Kenmore appliances Model No. call your nearest Sears store. You will need the complete model and serial numbers when requesting information. Your washer's model and serial Serial No.
  • 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 replace any of its mechanical or workmanship. You will be charged for labor.
  • Page 4 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.
  • Page 5: 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 the washer.
  • Page 6: Installation

    INSTALLATION OVERVIEW For a complete list of tools and parts needed, see pages 7-9, A. SELECT LOCATION FORYOUR WASHER (pgs. 11-13) Recessed Areal Closet Installation Instructions (p, 11) LaundryTub Drain System (p, 12) (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) Ns_IST Tools Needed: PaNs Needed: Pliers that open to 1 9/IGin (3.95 cm) 1 yellow, single-wire 1 silver', double- Flashlight (optional hose clamp (top of wire hose clamp depending on installation)
  • Page 8 D. CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WASHER (pgs. 16-17) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: 2 water inlet hoses Pliers that open to 19/16in (3.95 _ Flashlight (optionaI 4 fiat water inlet hose washers depending on installation) E. CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WATER FAUCETS (p. 17) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: 2 water inlet hoses...
  • Page 9: Secure Drain Hose

    F. SECURE DRAIN HOSE (p. 18) Tools Needed: Pa_sNeeded: Shipping strap with fastener Flashlight (optional depending on installation) G, LEVEL WASHER (p, 19) Tools Needed: Pa_sNeeded: 9/_6in (1.43 cm) open-end wrench 2 front leveling legs with nuts Wood block Flashlight (optional depending on installation)
  • Page 10: Grounding Instructions

    • For a grounded, cord- connected washer: Selecting the proper location for your GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS washer will improve its performance 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. <-- 48 in2 (310 cm _) - minimum ventilation 19 in area 24 in 2 (155 cm 2) _ minimum ventilation area...
  • Page 12 LAUNDRY TUB DRAIN SYSTEM Check location where washer will be Do not store or operate washer at or installed. This washer can be installed us- below 32°F (0°C) (some water may ing one of three systems: remain in washer). See page 34 for winterizing information.
  • Page 13 Floor drain 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, call 1-800-366-PART(1-800-366-7278). In Canada, call 1-800-469-4663.
  • 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 re- lease the rear self-leveling legs. Removing the shipping strap is necessary for smooth operation. If the shipping strap is not removed, the washer will make excessive noise, Excessive Weight Hazard...
  • 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, call 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278). In Canada, call 1-800-469-4663.
  • Page 16 D. CONNECT INLET HOSES For standpipe or laundry tub drain TO WASHER systems: 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 corrugated sections together. hoses will allow hot and cold water to enter your washer properly.
  • Page 17 6 ft (1.8 m), Part No. 76314 10 ft (3.0 m), Part No. 350008 Parts listed are available from your local Sears store or Sears Service Center. In the United States, call 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278). In Canada, call 1-800-469-4663.
  • Page 18 E 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 and water inlet hoses (not the handles Securing the drain hose properly will or stems), Push fastener into the protect your floors from damage due nearest hole in the shipping strap.
  • Page 19: Level Washer

    STEP 5. Move washer to its final G. LEVEL WASHER location. 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, rear legs click into place, Lower washer to floor, Check levelness of the washer To install front legs:...
  • 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

    To get the maximum cleaning and fabric care from your washer, please read and follow these instructions. NOTE: The drawings in this section show the basic features of all models covered Fire Hazard by this manual, Refer to the supplied Never place items in the washer "Feature Sheet"...
  • Page 22: Select Cycle

    2. SELECT CYCLE Choose more time for heavily soiled loads and less time for lightly soiled loads. 3. PULL TIMER TO START ..Lid must be closed to complete cycle. -..PUSH TIMER TO STOP Antiperspirants Grass Treat with a paste of ammonia Use an enzyme presoak or rub color-safe bleach.
  • Page 23: Stopping/Restarting Your Washer

    STARTING YOUR WASHER STEP 6. Set the WATER TEMPERA- TURE Control O (see pages 24-25). STEP 1. Add measured detergent STEP 7. Set RINSE OPTIONS Control directly into washer basket. Then place a load of sorted clothes in the washer. O(see page 27).
  • Page 24: Water Level Control

    WATER LEVEL CONTROL Washers with 4-position or 5-position Water Level Control: • To change to a higher water level setting after the washer has started to agitate, turn the knob to the desired This control gives you the flexibility to new setting.
  • Page 25 AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE The wash action mirrors the way you would treat hand washable garments in CONTROL (ATC) a sink. It does this by repeating periods of extra-slow speed agitation (5 seconds) and soaking (35 seconds). Slow spin speeds help reduce wrinkling. ATC takes away the worry of Do not use HAND WASHABLES for undissolved detergent and ensures...
  • Page 26 ULTRA CLEAN CYCLE SELECTOR (TIMER) CONTROL Use this cycle for most loads to get between 4 and 14 minutes of wash time. Use this control to choose the agitation time and to start the washer. PREWASH • For heavy soil and sturdy fabrics, Use this cycle to get up to 4 minutes use the full time.
  • Page 27: Rinse And Spin

    RINSE OPTIONS CONTROL RINSE AND SPIN When using extra detergent for heavily soiled clothes, or washing special-care items, you may find an extra rinse and A second rinse will remove more spin is needed. detergent residue. It is especially STEP 1. Set WATER LEVEL Control. beneficial if extra detergent has been STEP 2.
  • Page 28: Self-Cleaning Lint Filter

    SELF-CLEANING LINT FILTER DUAL ACTION PLUS OR TRIPLE ACTIOW MAGITATOR The best cleaning action in your washer takes place at the bottom where the agitator vanes move back Lint is filtered from the load and forth to flex the fabric, loosening automatically - there's no messy the soil.
  • Page 29: Using The Liquid Chlorine Bleach Dispenser

    UNDERSTANDING NORMAL WASHER SOUNDS Your new washer may make sounds that your old one did not. Because the sounds are unfamiliar, you may be concerned about them, The following describes some of the normal sounds you may hear and what causes them.
  • Page 30: Using The Liquid Fabric Softener Dispenser

    USING THE LIQUID FABRIC To remove the Fabric Softener SOFTENER DISPENSER Dispenser for cleaning: STEP 1. Pull the blue lock ring up, After loading the washer, measure and then remove dispenser from agitator add the recommended amount of fabric by pulling up, softener into the dispenser.
  • Page 31 UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE PERMANENT PERMANENT ULTRA CLEAN PRESSI* PRESSII* PREWASH Fill to selected selected selected level level level FilI to Fill to FilI to _iselected Wash Wash Wash Wash selected selected selected selected time time time time Partial no spin no spin...
  • Page 32: 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. [teJa,t*J,._. "-I:_i[:_ 11." Separate 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 33: Loading Suggestions

    LOADING LOADING SUGGESTIONS For these suggested full-sized loads, I '_'j_it{'_l ;[q i[q I'[" set the Water Level Selector to the highest water level setting. Proper loading of your washer contributes to proper cleaning and Super Capacity Plus Washers fabric care and reduces machine Heavy Work noise.
  • Page 34: Cleaning Your Washer

    WINTER STORAGE CLEANING YOURWASHER OR MOVING CARE Proper care of your washer can extend its life, This section explains how to care Install and store your washer where it for your washer properly. will not freeze. Because some water may stay in the hoses and pump, Exterior freezing can damage your washer.
  • Page 35 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 page 40. Problem Possible Cause Solution Washer Leaks Household plumbing is leaking. Repair plumbing. Inlet hoses not tight.
  • Page 36 Problem Possible Cause Solution Won't Drain/ Low voltage or using Check electrical source or call Won't Spin/ an extension cord. electrician. Do net 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 (see...
  • Page 37 Problem Possible Cause Solution Machine Power cord not plugged in. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Stops No power at plug. Check electrical source or call electrician. Fuse blown or circuit Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. breaker open. If probIem continues, call electrician.
  • Page 38 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 load. Wipe up bleach spills. will damage fabrics.
  • Page 39 We Service What We Sell service at today's prices. "We Service What We Self is our • Eliminates repair bills resulting from assurance you can depend on Sears normal use. for service, Your washer has added value when you consider that Sears •...
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