Kenmore HE4t 110.4508 Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions page 22

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Washer makes noise or vibrates
Is the washer level?
The washer must be level. The four feet should be properly
installed, and the nuts should be tightened against the
washer cabinet.
As water is drained from the washer, you may hear air being
pulled through the pump. This happens during the end of
draining. It is normal.
Are you washing items with metal snaps, buckles or zippers?
You may hear metal items touching the washer drum. This is
normal.
Is washer installed on a sturdy and solid floor?
Refer to the "Installation
Instructions" for flooring
requirements. Noise and vibration may be reduced by placing
a piece of 3A" (19.1 mm) plywood underneath your washer.
The plywood may extend underneath both washer and dryer
to keep them at equal heights.
Water near washer
Check household plumbing for leaks.
Dispensers
clogged or leaking
Are the laundry products
in the correct
dispenser
compartment?
Add the correct amounts of detergent, fabric softener or
liquid chlorine bleach to the correct compartments.
Add
powdered or liquid color-safe bleach to the Main Wash
compartment.
Be sure to match powdered color-safe bleach
with powdered detergent or match liquid color-safe bleach
with liquid detergent.
Is the detergent separator
in the correct position?
Separator should be in the front position when using liquid
detergent and in the back position when using powdered
detergent.
Load too wet
Did you use the right cycle for the load being washed?
Select a cycle with a higher spin speed.
Did you wash a single item or bulky items or have you
overloaded the washer?
A single item, bulky items, or overloading
may cause
imbalance. Add items or try to evenly distribute your wet
laundry in the drum, and start a DRAIN & SPIN cycle. If the
laundry is still wet, take half of the load out of the washer and
try again.
Residue or lint on load
Did you add detergent to the dispenser?
For best results, add detergent to the detergent
compartment.
Do not add detergent to the washer drum.
Did you sort properly?
Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy,
synthetics). Also sort by color.
Did you overload the washer?
Do not overload the washer. The washer can be fully loaded,
but not tightly packed. The wash load must be balanced. Lint
can be trapped in the load if overloaded.
Check the following:
Was paper or tissue left in pockets?
Did you use enough HE detergent?
Use enough detergent to remove lint and hold it in
suspension. Use only HE detergent. Follow the
manufacturer's
instructions to determine the amount of
detergent to use.
Is your water colder than 60°F (15.5°0)?
Wash water colder than 60°F (15.5°C) may not completely
dissolve the detergent.
Are you using a low speed wash cycle?
Powdered detergents may not dissolve well in a slow-speed
cycle. For best results, use liquid detergent for slow-speed
cycles such as Handwash/Wool
and SilWUItra Delicate.
Stains on load
Did you add detergent to the dispenser?
For best results, add detergent to the detergent
compartment.
Do not add detergent to the washer drum.
Did you use enough HE detergent?
Use enough detergent to remove soil and hold it in
suspension. Use only HE detergent. Follow the
manufacturer's
instructions to determine the amount of
detergent to use.
Is there above average iron (rust) in water?
You may need to install an iron filter.
Did you properly
sort the load?
Sort dark clothes from whites and lights.
Did you unload the washer promptly?
To avoid dye transfer, unload the washer as soon as it stops.
Did you use a fabric softener dispensing ball?
Dispensing balls will not operate correctly with this washer.
Add liquid fabric softener to the fabric softener compartment.
Did you use powdered
detergent in a low-speed cycle?
Consider using liquid detergent.
Did you use Express Wash on a large load?
For best results, use Express Wash for small, lightly soiled
loads.
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