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Kenmore 240-volt compact electric dryers Owner's Manual & Installation Instructions

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Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
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. 3406896



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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual and Installation Instructions 240-Volt COMPACT ELECTRIC DRYERS 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. PART NO. 3406896 PRINTED iN U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Troubleshooting

    Please read this manual, It will help you Use the space below to record the model number and serial number of install and operate your new Kenmore your new Kenmore compact dryer. compact dryer in the safest and most economical way.
  • Page 3 One Year W arranty o n Warranty Service Mechanical andElectrical Parts Warranty service is available contacting your nearest Sears For one year from the date of purchase, Service Center in the United States. if this dryer is installed and operated according to the instructions in this This warranty applies only while this...
  • 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 including the following: specifically recommended in the Owner's...
  • Page 5: Installation

    INSTALLATION OVERVIEW For a complete list of tools and parts needed, see pages 5-7. A, SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR DRYER (pgs. 8-10) Recessed Area/Closet Installation Standard Installation (p. 8) Instructions (p. 9) B, INSTALL LEVELING LEGS (p, 11) Tools Needed: PaNs Needed: Jstable Two corner posts...
  • Page 6 C, MAKE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (pgs, 12-20) Hold-down screw Terminalblock cover If using a power cord: Tools Needed: Parts Needed: V4-1nch 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...
  • Page 7 D, INSTALL KNOBS (p. 20) PaNs Needed: 3 knobs(supplied with d_er) CYCLE PUSH TO START FABRIC/TEMPERATURE SELECTOR E, CONNECT EXHAUST (pgs, 21-24) • PaNs Needed: Tools Needed: 4-Inch rigid or 4-Inch metal elbow(s) flexible heavy (optional depending metal vent Duct tape Tin snips on installation) Flat-bladed...
  • Page 8: Standard Installation

    A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR DRYER Selecting the proper location for your dryer makes installation easier and Explosion Hazard gives you the best drying performance, Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. STANDARD INSTALLATION Place dryer at least 18 inches above Check location where dryer will be installed.
  • Page 9: Product Dimensions

    RECESSED AREA/CLOSET INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS PRODUCT DIMENSIONS Check governing codes and ordinances. Location must be large enough to fully This dryer may be installed in a recessed open dryer door. area or closet. Confined or Recessed Area Installation The dryer must be exhausted outdoors, The moisture and lint indoors may cause: •...
  • Page 10: Mobile Home Exhaust Requirements

    STAND KIT CLEARANCES 3" 12,, E- Iiiiiii 3" *'1"÷ Front View Side View Stack Stand Stack Stand Front View (Door W ith Vent) (Door Dot Shown) (Door Shown) * 1" dimension mustbe fromfront oftimerknoh. ** Additional c learances for wall, doorandDoormoldings may be required. *** Openingis minimum forclosetdoor.Louvereddoorwithequivalent a ir openings is acceptable.
  • Page 11: Install Leveling Legs

    B. INSTALL LEVELING LEGS Leveling your dryer correctly will reduce operating noise and provide improved drying performance. STEP 4. Now stand the dryer up STEP 1. Take two of the cardboard and move it close to its final location. corners from the carton. Place them Leave enough room to connect the on the floor in back of the dryer.
  • Page 12: Make Electrical Connection

    C. MAKE ELECTRICAL ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS 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 Code, ANSll A three-wire or four-wire,...
  • Page 13: Three-Wire Connection

    I. THREE-WIRE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO RECEPTACLE Do not use an extension cord with Use a 3-wire power supply cord: this dryer. Do not connect plug end of power supply cord into a live receptacle before connecting power supply cord to dryer terminal block, GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS Electrical Shock Hazard This appliance must be grounded.
  • Page 14 II. THREE-WIRE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (DIRECT WIRE) STEP 3. Attach a 3/4-inch, U.L.qisted, Prepare cable as directed: strain relief to the hole below terminal block opening, Strain relief should have a tight fit with dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position. Put the power supply cord through the strain relief.
  • Page 15 STEP lb. Cut 1 inch of insulation from STEP 4. Loosen or remove terminal block the end of each insulated wire. Shape screws. Connect the neutral wire (white the end of each wire into a "U" shaped or center) of direct wire cable under the hook.
  • Page 16: Alternate Connection

    ALTERNATE CONNECTION: If local codes do not permit the connection of a frame-grounding STEP 4. Connect the other two wires conductor to the neutral wire: to outer terminal block screws. Tighten STEP 1. Make sure the power supply to all terminal block screws firmly. the dryer is off.
  • Page 17 III. MAKE FOUR-WIRE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO RECEPTACLE Do not use an extension cord with Use a 4-wire power supply cord: this dryer. Do not connect plug end of power supply cord into a live receptacle before connecting power supply cord to dryer terminal block.
  • Page 18 STEP 3. Attach a 3/4-inch, U,L,-listed, STEP & Connect neutral grounding wire strain relief to the hole below terminal and the neutral wire (white) of power block opening. Strain relief should have supply cord under the center screw of terminal block. a tight fit with dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position, Put the power supply STEP 6.
  • Page 19 IV. FOUR-WIRE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (DIRECT WIRE) STEP lb. Cut l_/z inches from 3 remaining insulated wires. Strip insulation back 1 inch. Prepare cable as directed: Shape the end of each wire into a "U" shaped hook. Electrical Shock Hazard Turn power supply off before connecting wires.
  • Page 20 D. INSTALL KNOBS One large and two small knobs are STEP & Connect neutral grounding wire supplied with the dryer. and the neutral wire (white or center) of direct wire cable under the center screw On the back side of each knob is a "D" of terminal block.
  • Page 21 ROUTE THE VENT E. CONNECTEXHAUST Typical installations exhaust from the rear of the dryer. Avoid pushing the dryer tightly against A properly exhausted dryer will give a wall. This can crush or kink the vent. you the shortest drying time, lower Use the straightest path you can, where your utility bill, and extend the life of possible.
  • Page 22: Determine Vent Length

    DETERMINE VENT LENGTH STANDARD OFFSET CONNECTIONS Maximum Exhaust Lengths: Using 4-inch rigid heavy metal vent: • The maximum length of the rear NOTE: Do not secure exhaust vent joints with screws, Screws can catch lint and exhaust system depends on the type of vent, the number of elbows, slow the drying process.
  • Page 23 STEP 4. Connect vent to elbow. STEP 5. Place a clamp on each end of vent elbow. Install one end of elbow on Tape the joint with duct tape. vent, the other end to the exhaust hood. Tighten clamp. Tape joints and tighten clamps. STEP 5.
  • Page 24 OFFSET CONNECTIONS WITH CLOSE CLEARANCES When your exhaust vent is in a close NOTE: Vent systems come in many clearance behind the dryer, or if you are varieties. Select the type that best fits installing your dryer in a recessed area your installation.
  • Page 25: Final Steps

    It will help assure you that you have a proper installation and increase your satisfaction with your 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, first side- installed.
  • Page 26: Stopping/Restarting Your Dryer

    STARTING YOUR DRYER Fire Hazard Explosion Hazard No washer can completely Keep flammable materials and remove oil. vapors, such as gasoline, away Do not dry anything that has ever from dryer. had any type of oil on it (including Do not dry anything that has ever cooking oils).
  • Page 27: Cycle Description

    CYCLE DESCRIPTION TIMED DRY CYCLE The AUTO DRY Cycle saves you time by providing the best drying results Use this cycle to get up to 70 minutes in the shortest time. This can help of heated drying time, you save money on utility bills and •...
  • Page 28 FABRIC/TEMPERATURE CONTROL FABRIC TEMPERATURE PERMANENT PRESS Proper use of this control helps ME_Ut_ DELICATE COTTON ensure that fabrics are dried at the right temperature for maximum life, L°W Use this control to select the drying temperature that matches the fabrics in your load.
  • Page 29 USING AIR DRY Using this cycle gives you all the benefits of hang drying with a shorter drying time, Use the AIR DRY Cycle to get up to 30 minutes of drying time in room temperature air, Use this setting for items that will not tolerate heat such as plastics and foam rubber, Also use for airing and fluffing items such as pillows.
  • Page 30 PUSH TO START BUTTON Kenmore dryers help prevent overdrying so you get outstanding fabric care. In Use this control to start the dryer. Be sure the AUTO DRY and TIMED DRY Cycles, the dryer door is closed.
  • Page 31: Sorting Clothes

    Follow these recommendations help save on utility bills and prolong the life of your garments. PREPARING CLOTHES CHOOSINGLOADSIZES FOR DRYING • Mix large items with smaller items. Load the dryer by the amount of space • Refer to your Washer Owner's Manual items take up, net by their weight.
  • Page 32: Drying Tips

    USING DRYER DRYING TIPS FABRIC SOFTENERS Dryer fabric softeners are recommended for reducing static cling. Always follow package instructions carefully. • Put one fabric softener sheet on top of the load before starting the dryer. Do not add a fabric softener sheet after the drying cycle has started.
  • Page 33: Your Dryer

    This section explains how to care for your dryer properly and safely, Proper care of your dryer can extend To clean dryer drum: its life and help you avoid costly STEP 1. Make a paste with detergent service calls. and very warm water and apply to a soft cloth.
  • Page 34: Cleaning The Lint Screen

    CLEANING THE LINT SCREEN IMPORTANT: Remove Lint Before Every Load • Do not run the dryer with the lint screen The lint screen is located on the back loose, damaged, blocked, or missing. Doing so can cause overheating and wall of your dryer. Clean it before every damage to both the dryer and fabrics.
  • Page 35: Moving Care

    To remove accumulated lint from CHECKING FOR AIR FLOW OBSTRUCTION inside the dryer: From time to time, you may find it helpful to check your dryer and exhaust system for proper air flow. Poor air flow can result in longer drying times. To check for air flow obstruction: STEP 1.
  • Page 36 Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Using these tables will save you time and money by helping you avoid unnecessary service calls. Problem Possible Cause Solution Not Drying Lint screen is clogged with lint. Clean lint screen. Satisfactorily Restricted air movement, Run dryer for 5_10 minutes.
  • Page 37 Problem Possible Cause Solution 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.
  • Page 38 The Sears Maintenance Agreement assurance that you can depend on Sears • Is your way to buy tomorrow's for service. Your Kenmore Electric Dryer service at today's prices. has added value when you consider that • Eliminates repair bills resulting Sears has service units nationwide, staffed from normal use.
  • Page 39 Forthe repair or replacement partsyou need delivered directly to your home Call 7 am - 7 pm, 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) Forthe location of a Sears Partsand Repair Center in your area Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week...