Kenmore Elite Sensor smart 27-inch wide electric dryers Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
27-Inch Wide
Read and follow air safety
and operating
before first use of this product.
and Co., Hoffman


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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual and Installation Instructions SENSOR SMART 27-Inch Wide ELECTRIC DRYERS }_iiiiiiiJiii/i iMPORTANT: Read and follow air safety and operating instructions before first use of this product. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, mL60179 U.S.A. 8283156A PRINTED IN U.S.A. 9/99...
  • Page 2: Troubleshooting

  • Page 3 Full One Year Warranty on Warranty Restriction Mechanical and Electrical Parts If the dryer is subjected to other than private family use, all warranty coverage is For one year from the date of purchase, effective for only 90 days. if this dryer is installed and operated according to the instructions...
  • 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.
  • Page 5: Important Safety

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the dryer, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Read all instructions before using • Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer.
  • Page 6 INSTALLATION OVERVIEW For a complete list of tools and parts needed, see pages 6-8. A. SELECT LOCATION FORYOUR DRYER (pgs. 9-11) Standard Installation (p. 9) Recessed Area/Closet Installation Instructions (p. 10) B. INSTALL LEVELING LEGS (p. 12) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: (supplied with dryer) wrench...
  • Page 7 MAKE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (pgs. 13-23) If using a power cord: Tools Needed: Parts Needed: _-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: Tools Needed:...
  • Page 8 D.CONNECT EXHAUST (pgs. 2 4=28) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: Tin snips Duct tape 4-inch heavy or 4-inch metal elbow(s) flexible metal vent (optional depending on installation) Flashlight Flat-bladed (optional depending screwd river on installation) 4-inch outlet (4) 4-inch exhaust hood diameter clamps...
  • Page 9 A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR DRYER F te_mft0_,'_i t,I_ _t • Selecting the proper location for your dryer makes installation easy and Explosion Hazard gives the best drying perfor- Keep flammable materials and vapors, mance. such as gasoline, away from dryer. STANDARD INSTALLATION Place dryer at least 18 inches (46 cm)
  • Page 10: Dryer Dimensions

    RECESSED AREA/CLOSET DRYER DIMENSIONS INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Most installations will require at least 5-inch clearance behind the dryer for the Check governing codes and ordinances. dryer vent. This dryer may be installed in a recessed Location must be large enough to fully area or closet.
  • Page 11 MOBILE HOME EXHAUST • Dryer exhaust vent must not be connected or secured with REQUIREMENTS screws or other The dryer must not be installed where devices which it can be exposed to water and/or extend into the weather. Proper operation of dryer cycles interior of the...
  • Page 12: Install Leveling Legs

    B. INSTALL LEVELING LEGS STEP 4. Start to screw the legs into the holes by hand. Use a wrench to finish turning the legs until diamond marking is no longer visible. This is when we recommend you start checking the dryer Leveling your dryer...
  • Page 13: Electrical Requirements

    ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS MAKE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION It is your responsibility: • To contact a qualified electrical installer. The proper electrical connection ensures an installation that • To assure that the electrical installation meets local code requirements. is adequate and in conformance with A three-wire or four-wire,...
  • Page 14 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 15 STEP 3. Attach a _-inch, U.L.-listed, GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS strain relief to the hole below terminal This appliance must be grounded. block opening. Strain relief should have a In the event of malfunction tight fit with dryer cabinet and be in a hor- breakdown, grounding will reduce...
  • Page 16 I1. THREE-WIRE ELECTRICAL GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS CONNECTION (DIRECT WIRE) This appliance must be connected Prepare cable as directed: a grounded metal, permanent wiring 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 17 STEP 2.Remove hold-down screw and STEP 4a. Place the hook-shaped terminal block c over. of the wire over the terminal block screw. The open side of the hook should face Hold-down screw to the right. Squeeze hook end of wire together to form a loop.
  • Page 18: Alternate Connection

    ALTERNATE CONNECTION: STEP 4. Connect the other two wires If local codes do not permit the to outer terminal block screws. Securely connection of a frame-grounding tighten all electrical connections. conductor to the neutral wire: STEP 5. Tighten the strain relief screws. STEP 1.
  • Page 19 II1.MAKE FOUR-WIRE Local codes may permit the use of ELECTRICAL CONNECTION a U.L.-listed, 120/240-volt minimum, TO RECEPTACLE 3g-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 20 STEP 3. Attach a g-inch, U.L.-listed strain relief to the hole below terminal block GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS opening. Strain relief should have This appliance must be grounded. a tight fit with dryer cabinet and be in a the event of malfunction or breakdown, horizontal position.
  • Page 21 STEP 5.Connect neutral grounding wire and theneutral wire (white o rcenter) ofpower supply c ord under thecenter screw ofterminal block. STEP 6.Connect theother twoinsulated wires t oouter t erminal block s crews. STEP 7.Connect thegrounding wire (green) ofthepower supply c ord tothe external grounding conductor...
  • Page 22: Grounding Instructions

    iV. FOUR-WIRE ELECTRICAL GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS CONNECTION (DIRECT WIRE) This appliance must be connected to 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 or lead on the appliance.
  • Page 23 STEP 3. Attach a K-inch, U.L.-listed strain STEP 6. Place the hook-shaped end of the wire over the terminal block screw. relief to the hole below terminal block opening. Strain relief should have a tight The open side of the hook should face fit with dryer cabinet and be in a horizon-...
  • Page 24 D. CONNECT EXHAUST • If using an existing exhaust system, disconnect vent from the dryer and _"te, Jii,_toJ,_m "-[_ a[:..)1[" clean one section at a time until you reach the exhaust hood. To clean out lint, you can use the hose attachment A properly exhausted dryer...
  • Page 25 ROUTE THE VENT Typical installations exhaust from the rear of the dryer. Avoid pushing the dryer tightly against a wall. This can crush or kink the vent. Use the straightest path you can, where possible. Avoid 90 ° turns. Fire Hazard Cover unused exhaust...
  • Page 26: Determine Ventlength

    DETERMINE VENTLENGTH STANDARD OFFSET CONNECTION8 Maximum Exhaust Lengths: Using 4°inch heavy metal vent: • NOTE: Do not secure exhaust vent Rear Exhaust. The maximum length the rear exhaust system depends on the joints with screws. Screws can catch lint type of vent, the number of elbows, and slow the drying process.
  • Page 27 STEP 4.Connect vent t oelbow. Tape the STEP 5. Place a clamp on each end of jointwith duct t ape. Tighten clamp. vent elbow. Install one end of elbow on vent, the other end to the exhaust hood. STEP 5. Install one end of elbow on vent, Tape joints and tighten clamps.
  • Page 28 OFFSET CONNECTIONS NOTE: Vent systems come in many WITH CLOSE CLEARANCES varieties. Select the type that best fits your installation. Three of the When your exhaust vent is in a dose most common types of installations clearance behind the dryer, or if you are are illustrated here.
  • Page 29: Final Steps

    It will help assure that you have a proper installation and increase your satisfaction with your Kenmore ELITE 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.
  • Page 30 Fire Hazard Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and No washer can completely remove oil. vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Do not dry anything that has ever had Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it (including cooking anything flammable on it (even after oils).
  • Page 31 PRESET CYCLE SETTINGS PAUSING/STOPPING/RESTARTING YOUR DRYER • To pause the drying cycle at any time, open the door or press An easy way to operate your dryer STOP/CANCEL O once. is to use the Preset Cycle Settings • To restart the dryer, close the door and that were programmed...
  • Page 32 CHOOSING C YCLES EXPRESS (SELECT CYCLE/Temperature Pads) Use this cycle to get 16 minutes of high heat followed by a 7 minute Cool Down Use these pads tochoose t heright d rying period. Use for smaller loads or for loads cycle forthetype ofload you are drying.
  • Page 33 USING AIR DRY .il'Ji_l'Jlli _,][t.] i['_J _[i_ SELECT CYCLE TEMPERATURE Using this cycle gives you all the C0TT0. . LTR, O,L,CAT benefits of hang drying with a shorter HIGH HEAT drying time. NORMAL w_ExPRESS DRY_ Use the AiR DRY Cycle for items that will MED-HIGH HEAT j) not tolerate...
  • Page 34: Dryer Settings

    SUGGESTED DRYER SETTINGS The following table lists suggested dryer settings for various loads. This is only a guide. Settings may require adjustment depending on the require= merits of your load. AUTO DRY Drying Type of Load Cycle* Setting Temp COTTONS AND LINENS Extra heavy - Bedspreads, mattress pads, quilts COTTON NORMAL...
  • Page 35 CHOOSING OPTIONS DAMP DRY SIGNAL Use this control to select the desired .il,Ji_tiJ_li ;[;.] J1 il options for your drying cycle. The DAMP DRY SIGNAL alerts when your clothes are ready to be OPTIONS removed for hanging up, which saves on ironing.
  • Page 36: Timed Dry

    TIMED DRY CHOOSING MODIFIERS AUTO DRYNESS LEVEL Use TIMED DRY to select a specific amount of time for your load. AUTO DRYNESS LEVEL saves you time by providing the best drying re- sults in the shortest time.This can help you save money on utility bills •...
  • Page 37 CHANGING CYCLES/OPTIONS/ MODIFIERS TheCycles, Options andModifiers selected may bechanged anytime before S TART i spressed. Asingle short tone willsound w hen aselection is made. Ifanunavailable combination selected, three short tones will s ound and thelastselection will n otbe accepted. Tochange Options/Modifiers: TheOptions andModifiers can To change cycles:...
  • Page 38: Operating Controls

    OPERATING CONTROLS STATUS LIGHTS Located on the right side of the console, START these lights show what portion of the Use this control to start the dryer. Be sure cycle the dryer is operating. the dryer door is closed. Opening door stops the dryer.
  • Page 39: Dryer Rack

    TUMBLE FREE HEATED STEP 3. Place wet items on top of the DRYER RACK rack. Allow space around items for air to circulate. The rack does not move, but the drum will rotate. Make sure items do not The dry rack was shipped on top hang over the edges...
  • Page 40 TOTAL CARE SYSTEM "SMART" COOL DOWN PERIOD The exclusiveTOTAL CARE Once the selected level of dryness SYSTEM combines the KING SIZE is reached, the dryer goes into a cool load capacity, EVENHEAT down period lasting 1-10 minutes. Unlike WRINKLE GUARD '_ Ill, and the other dryers which provide...
  • Page 41: Sorting Clothes

    PREPARING CLOTHES SORTING CLOTHES FOR DRYING _i'zeJJl_zeJ_= "I:-] i1_ iT[" Follow these recommendations to help save on your utility bills prolong the life of your garments. • Refer to your Washer Owner's Manual for proper washing techniques additional laundry tips. •...
  • Page 42: Choosing L Oad Sizes

    CHOOSING L OAD SIZES USING DRYER • Mix large items w ithsmall items. FABRIC SOFTENERS Load t hedryer b ytheamount ofspace Dryer fabric softeners are recommended items t ake up, n otbytheir w eight. Do for reducing static cling. Always follow not o verload thedryer.
  • Page 43: Cleaning Your Dryer

    CLEANING YOUR DRYER To clean dryer drum: STEP 1. Make a paste with detergent and very warm water and apply to a soft cloth. Continue with STEPS 2-4. Proper care of your dryer can extend its life and help you avoid costly service...
  • Page 44: Cleaning The Lint Screen

    CLEANING THE LINT SCREEN Wash Lint Screen As Needed Laundry detergents and fabric soft- Remove Lint Before Every Load eners can cause a residue buildup The lint screen is located in the door the lint screen. Wash the lint screen opening.
  • Page 45: Moving Care

    MOVING CARE REMOVING A CCUMULATED LINT • Disconnect power. Toremove a ccumulated lintfrom exhaust vent: • Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base. STEP 1.Disconnect exhaust vent f rom thedryer. • Use masking tape to secure dryer door. STEP 2.Clean o nesection o fvent a t VACATION CARE...
  • Page 46: Changing The Drum Light

    CHANGING THE DRUM LIGHT STEP 8. Place the top of the lens onto the top of the holder. Rotate the bottom The dryer light automatically turns of the lens down until it is in place. inside the dryer drum when you open the Replace screw.
  • Page 47 IV t'_im,'t'_,'_a "-I_i1=% _I,,m Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Using the tables below will save you time and money by helping you avoid unnecessary service calls. 8olution Problem Possible Cause Message Codes Press STOP/CANCEL to clear display. "PF"...
  • Page 48 Problem Possible Cause 8olution Dryer WHI Power cord not firmly ptugged PJug power cord into a live circuit. Not Run into a live circuit with proper vottage. Fuses blown or circuit Replace fuses or reset breakers. breakers tripped. Using a regular fuse. Replace with a time-delay fuse.
  • Page 49 KENMORE ELITE DRYERS "We Service What We Sell" is our assurance that you can depend on Sears service. Your Kenmore ELITE appliance has added value when you consider that Sears has service units nationwide, staffed with professional technicians trained on all appliances Sears sells.
  • Page 51 For in-home major brand repair service: Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-4-MY-HOME _' (1-800-469-4663) Para pedir servicio de reparacibn - 1-800-676-5811 Au Canada pour tout le service - 1-877-LE-FOYER _M (1-877-533-6937) For the repair or replacement parts you need: Call 6 a.m.

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