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Kenmore 3405586 Owner's Manual

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instal lation instructions
29-inch Wide
m rm.
Read and follow
all safety
and operating
first use of this product.
Your dryer may took different
from the dryer shown.
and Co., Hoffrnan
IL 60179
PART NO 3405586
Rev A



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  • Page 1 Your dryer may took different from the dryer shown. Read and follow all safety and operating instructions before first use of this product. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffrnan Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. PART NO 3405586 Rev A PRINTED IN U.SA...
  • Page 2 Kenmore Dryer. Kenmore Dryer in the safest and most economical way. Model If you need more information about care and operation of Kenmore appliances call your nearest Sears store. You will Serial need the complete model and serial...
  • Page 3 Full One Year Warranty Warranty Restriction Mechanical and Electrical Parts If the dryer is subjected to other than For one year from the date of purchase, private family use, all warranty coverage if this dryer is installed and operated is effective for only 90 days.
  • Page 4: Your Safety Is Important

    YOUR SAFETY iS IMPORTANT TO US. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, • Do not tamper with controls. electric shock, or injury to persons when • Do not repair or replace any part of the using your dryer, follow basic precautions, dryer or attempt any servicing unless...
  • Page 5 INSTALLATION OVERVIEW For a complete list of tools and parts needed, see pages 5-7. A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR DRYER (pgs. 8-10) Area/C!oset Recessed Standard Installation (pgs. 8-9) Installation Instructions (pgs. 9-10) B. INSTALL LEVELING LEGS (p. 11) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: (supplied with dryer)
  • Page 6 MAKE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (pgs. 12-22) If using a power cord: Tools Needed: Parts Needed: _/4-inch nut #2 Phillips head driver (shown) screwdriver or socket wrench New 3- or 4-wire, 30-amp., U.L.-listed power supply cord kit (includes strain relief) Flashlight (optional depending on installation) If making a direct wire connection:...
  • Page 7 D.CONNECT EXHAUST (pgs. 23-27) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: Duct tape Tin snips 4-inch rigid or 4-inch metal elbow(s) flexible heavy (optional depending metal vent on installation) Flashlight Fiat-bladed (optional depending screwdriver on installation) 4-inch outlet (4) 4-inch exhaust hood diameter clamps...
  • Page 8 A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR DRYER Selecting the proper location for your dryer makes installation easy and Explosion Hazard gives you the best drying performance. Keep flammable materials and vapors, STANDARD INSTALLATION such as gasoline, away from dryer. Check location where dryer will be installed.
  • Page 9: Dryer Dimensions

    DRYER DIMENSIONS Most i nstallations willrequire a tleast 5-inch c learance behind t hedryer f or thedryer v ent. Location must b elarge enough t ofully open dryer d oor. Side-SwingDoor (Large Opening) 2713 Side-SwingDoor (Wide Opening) Hamper Door (Wide Opening) 2713/16'...
  • Page 10 RECESSED AREA/CLOSET iNSTALLATiON iNSTRUCTiONS Check governing codes and ordinances. * Check code requirements. Some codes limit or do not permit installation This dryer may be installed in a recessed of clothes dryers in garages, closets, area or closet. mobile homes, or sleeping quarters.
  • Page 11: Install Leveling Legs

    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...
  • Page 12: Electrical Requirements

    ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS MAKE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION It is your responsibility: • To contact a qualified electrical installer. The proper electrical connection ensures a safe installation that • To assure that the electrical installation meets local code requirements. is adequate and in conformance with the National Electrical...
  • Page 13 i. THREE-WIRE ELECTRICAL Local codes may permit the use of CONNECTION TO RECEPTACLE a U.L.-listed, 120/240-volt minimum, 30-ampere, dryer power supply cord Use a 3-wire power supply cord: kit (pigtail). Power supply cord should be type SRD or SRDT and be at least four feet long.
  • Page 14: Grounding Instructions

    GROUNDING I NSTRUCTIONS STEP 3. Attach a 3/4-inch, U.L.-listed strain relief to the hole below terminal This appliance must b egrounded. Inthe block opening. Strain relief should have event of malfunction or break- a tight fit with dryer cabinet and be in a down, grounding will reduce...
  • Page 15 A conduit connector must be installed II. THREE-WIRE ELECTRICAL junction box. Allow four feet of slack in the CONNECTION (DIRECT WIRE) line so dryer can be moved if servicing Prepare cable as directed: is ever necessary. GROUNDING iNSTRUCTIONS This appliance must be connected a grounded...
  • Page 16 STEP 2.Remove hold-down screw and STEP 4a. Place the hook-shaped terminal block cover. of the wire over the terminal block screw. The open side of the hook should face H01d-d0wn screw to the right. Squeeze hook end of wire together to form a loop.
  • Page 17: Alternate Connection

    ALTERNATE CONNECTION: STEP 4. Connect the other two wires If localcodes donotpermit t he to outer terminal block screws. Securely connection o fa frame-grounding tighten all electrical connections. conductor totheneutral wire: STEP 5. Tighten the strain relief screws. STEP 1.Disconnect power. STEP 2.Make sure thepower supply STEP 6.
  • Page 18 Ill. MAKE FOUR-WIRE Local codes may permit the use of ELECTRICAL CONNECTION a U.L.-listed, 120/240-volt minimum, TO RECEPTACLE 30-ampere, dryer power supply cord kit (pigtail). Power supply cord should Use a 4-wire power cord: supply type SRD or SRDT and be at least four feet long.
  • Page 19 GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS STEP 3. Attach a 3/4-inch, U.L.-listed strain relief to the hole below terminal This appliance must be grounded. block opening. Strain relief should have In the event of malfunction or break- a tight fit with dryer cabinet and be in a down, grounding will reduce...
  • Page 20 STEP 5.Connect neutral grounding wire andtheneutral wire (white orcenter) ofpower s upply c ord under t hecenter screw ofterminal block. STEP 6.Connect theother t woinsulated wires toouter t erminal block screws. STEP 7.Connect thegrounding wire (green) ofthepower supply c ord tothe external grounding conductor screw.
  • Page 21 IV. FOUR-WIRE ELECTRICAL GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS CONNECTION (DIRECT WIRE) This appliance must be connected a grounded metal, permanent wiring Prepare cable as directed: system; or an equipment-grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal lead on the appliance.
  • Page 22 STEP 3. Attach a 3/4-inch, U.L.-listed STEP 6. Place the hook-shaped end of strain relief to the hole below terminal the wire over the terminal block screw. block opening. Strain relief should have The open side of the hook should face a tight fit with dryer cabinet and be in a...
  • Page 23 D. CONNECTEXHAUST • If using an existing exhaust system, disconnect vent from the dryer and clean one section at a time until you reach the exhaust hood. To clean lint, you can use the hose attachment A properly exhausted dryer will give on your vacuum, or use a pole or wire...
  • Page 24 ROUTE THE VENT 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 type of vent, the number of elbows, Avoid pushing the dryer tightly against and the type of exhaust hood.
  • Page 25 STANDARD OFFSET C ONNECTIONS STEP 3. Place a clamp on each end of vent elbow and connect elbow to your Using 4-inch rigidheavy metal v ent: dryer's exhaust outlet. Tape the joint NOTE: Donotsecure exhaust vent with duct tape. Tighten clamp.
  • Page 26 Using 4-inch f lexible heavy m etal vent: STEP 6. Stretch the vent only as NOTE: Donotsecure needed by pulling out from the center exhaust vent in each direction. Do not stretch vent joints with screws. Screws can catch lint sections over 6 feet.
  • Page 27 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.
  • Page 28: Final Steps

    Kenmore dryer, [] Check that all parts you removed [] Ensure that dryer is level by placing from the parts packages are now a level on top of the dryer. Check side- installed.
  • Page 29: Starting Your Dryer

    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 had any type of oil on it (including Do not dry anything that has ever had anything flammable...
  • Page 30: Cycle Description

    CYCLE DESCRIPTION TIMED DRY CYCLE 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 10- by providing the best drying results minute...
  • Page 31 FABRIC/TEMPERATURE CONTROL Proper use of this control helps ensure that fabrics are dried at the right temperature for maximum life. Use this control to select the drying temperature that matches the fabrics in your load. • Select LOW for delicate fabrics.
  • Page 32 USING AiR DRY o> _50 TIMEE ° WRINKLE GUARD / Using this cycle gives al! the benefits of hang drying with a shorter AUTO DRY II °1]-7 CL-_ drying time. Use the AIR DRY Cycle to get up to 20 or 30 minutes (depending on model) MORE DRY --...
  • Page 33 • 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...
  • Page 34 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 your different than the one shown below.
  • Page 35: Timed Dry

    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 orbetween rack grill. STEP 4. Close dryer door. STEP 5. Use the TIMED DRY orAIR Cycle.
  • Page 36: Sorting Clothes

    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 4 of this manual Important Safety Instructions.
  • Page 37: Choosing Load Sizes

    CHOOSING LOAD SIZES USING DRYER • Mixlarge items FABRIC SOFTENERS with small items. Load the dryer by the amount of space Dryer fabric softeners are recommended items take up, not by their weight. for reducing static cling. Always follow not overload the dryer.
  • Page 38: Cleaning The Lint Screen

    This section explains how to care for STEP 3. Wipe thoroughly with a your dryer properly and safely. damp cloth. STEP 4. Tumble a load of clean towels for 20 minutes to dry. Proper care of your dryer extend its life and help avoid costly CLEANING THE LINT SCREEN...
  • Page 39 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 STEP 2. Inspect exhaust hood. It should 1-800-366-7278...
  • Page 40: Changing Thedrum

    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.
  • Page 41 Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Using the tables below will save time and money by helping avoid unnecessary service calls. Problem Possible Cause 8olution Clean lint screen. Not Drying Lint screen is clogged with lint. Satisfactorily Restricted air movement.
  • Page 42 Problern 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...
  • Page 43 KENMORE DRYERS "We Service W hat W eSel!"isour The Sears Maintenance Agreement assurance that y oucandepend onSears • Is your way to buy tomorrow's forservice. Your K enmore Electric D ryer service at today's prices. added value when you consider •...
  • Page 44 For the repair or replacement partsyou need delivered directly to your home Call 7 am - 7 pro, 7 days a week 1-800=366=PART (1-800-366-7278) For in-home major brand repair service Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-REPAIR (1-800-473-7247) For the locationof a Sears Parts and Repair Center in your area...