Kenmore Three-speed automatic washers Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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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.
Sears Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada MSB 2B8



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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual and Installation Instructions Three-Speed AUTOMATIC WASHERS 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 MSB 2B8 www,sears,ca 3955143 PRINTED...
  • Page 2 Please read this manual. It will help Use the space below to record the model you install and operate your new number and serial number of your new Kenmore washer in the most Kenmore washer. economical way. For more information about the care Model No.
  • Page 3 Limited Lifetime Warranty on Full 1-Year Warranty White Porcelain Basket Mechanical and Electrical parts For the lifetime of the washer from the For one year from the date of pur- chase, if this washer is installed and date of purchase, Sears will replace the operated according to the instructions white porcelain wash basket if it chips or rusts due to defective material or...
  • 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 in the washer.
  • Page 6: Installation

    INSTALLATION OVERVIEW For a complete list of tools and parts needed, see pages 7-9. A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR WASHER (pgs. 11-13) Recessed Area/ Laundry Tub Drain System (p. 12) Closet Installation Instructions (p. 11) (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) _T/TWIST / k"& Tools Needed: Parts Supplied: Pliers that open to 1%6in (3.95 cm) 1 _ble- 1 yellow, single-wire 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 Supplied: 2 water inlet hoses Pliers that open to 1_6 in (3.95 _,_ Flashlight (optional depending on installation) 4 flat water inlet hose washers E. CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WATER FAUCETS (p, 17) Tools Needed: Parts Supplied: 2 water inlet hoses...
  • Page 9: Secure Drain Hose

    F. SECURE DRAIN HOSE (p. 18) Tools Needed: Parts Supplied: Flashlight (optional Shipping strap with fastener depending on installation) G, LEVEL WASHER (p, 19) Tools Needed: Parts Supplied: %6-in (1.43 cm) open-end wrench 2 front leveling legs with nuts Wood block Flashlight (optional depending on installation)
  • Page 10: Grounding Instructions

    ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS • For a grounded, cord- 120-Volt, 60-Hz., AC-only, 15- or connected washer: 20-ampere fused electrical supply is GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS required. (Time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended.) Connect This washer must be grounded. In the to an individual branch circuit. event of malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electri- cal shock by providing a path of least...
  • Page 11 A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR WASHER Selecting the proper location for your washer will improve its performance and minimize concerns like washer walk or noise. RECESSED AREA/ CLOSET INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS This washer may be installed in a recessed area or closet. 48 in _ ._cm) (310 cm _)
  • Page 12 LAUNDRY TUB DRAIN SYSTEM Do not store or operate washer at or below 32°F (O°C) (some water may Check location where washer will be remain in washer). See page 32 for installed. This washer can be installed winterizing information. using one of three systems: Proper installation is your responsibility, •...
  • Page 13 ALTERNATE LOCATIONS - STANDPIPE AND FLOOR DRAIN SYSTEMS Siphon break: Must be purchased sepa- rately. See chart below. 39 in (99 cm) Standpipe drain system: Needs a 2 in (5 cm) Floor drain system: Requires a siphon minimum diameter standpipe with minimum break, see chart below.
  • 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 release 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.
  • Page 15: Connect Drain Hose

    C. CONNECT DRAIN HOSE Proper connection of the drain hose will protect your floors from damage due to water leakage. STEP 1. To prevent the drain hose from coming off or leaking, it must be installed per the following instructions: IMPORTANT: To ensure proper installa- tion, this procedure must be followed exactly,...
  • Page 16 D. CONNECT INLET HOSES For standpipe or laundry tub drain systems: TO WASHER 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 hoses corrugated sections together.
  • Page 17 E. CONNECT INLET HOSES STEP 2. Attach the hose with the red cou- TO WATER FAUCETS pling to the hot water (bottom) inlet valve. Attaching the red coupling first makes it STEP 1. Make sure washer basket is easier to tighten connection with pliers. Screw on coupling by hand.
  • Page 18 F. 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).
  • Page 19: Level Washer

    G. LEVEL WASHER STEP 5. Move washer to its final location. i'l_,m mJ_,_;,, "[q i[_ _" STEP 6. Tilt washer forward until rear of washer is at least 3 in (7,6 cm) off floor. Leveling your washer properly pre- You may hear the self-adjusting rear vents excessive noise and vibration, legs click into place.
  • Page 20: Final Steps

    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 • The washer is level.
  • Page 21: Lid Instructions

    _EJJi.'m_a :[q iTq _4 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 by this manual. Refer to the supplied "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 7. Push the Cycle Selector Control (Timer) knob (_ in and turn to STEP 1, Add measured detergent the right to desired setting (details on directly into washer basket. Then place page 25). a load of sorted clothes in the washer. STEP 8.
  • Page 24: Water Level Control

    WATER LEVEL CONTROL WATER TEMPERATURE CONTROL Your washer lets you select a wash and rinse water temperature setting based on the type of load you are washing. This control gives you the flexibility to • Using warm rinse water will leave loads save water when washing small loads, dryer after the spin cycle than if you use cold rinse water.
  • Page 25 CYCLE SELECTOR HANDWASH (TIMER) CONTROL Use this cycle for hand washable and special-care items. Garments are labeled Use this control to choose the agitation time and to start the washer. "Hand Wash" because: • For heavy soil and sturdy fabrics, •...
  • Page 26: Self-Cleaning

    2ND RINSE SPIN ONLY A drain and spin may help shorten drying times for some heaw fabrics or special- care items by removing excess water. A second rinse removes excess STEP 1. Set the Cycle Selector Control (Timer) knob to a SPIN setting. detergent residue, STEP 2.
  • Page 27: Understanding What Happens In Each Cycle

    UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE HEAVY DUTY / DELICATE PERMANENT PRESS HANDWASH I¥1 _-_-_ selected level selected level selected level Fill to Fill to Fill to Wash Wash Agitate selected time selected time • • • ''Z'' nos ,n Ora,n •...
  • Page 28: Dual Action ®Agitator

    DUAL ACTION ®AGITATOR USING THE LIQUID CHLORINE BLEACH DISPENSER llft,J,i,t,J_" :[;I i[q [[" Kenmore's DUAL ACTION ® Agitator gives you flexible fabric care for even This dispenser automatically dilutes bleach to ensure the cleanest and your largest loads, brightest loads.
  • Page 29: 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 30: 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. Separate lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy, synthetics, permanent Follow these recommendations press). When possible, turn lint givers to help you prolong the life of inside out.
  • Page 31: Loading Suggestions

    LOADING Proper loading of your washer contributes to proper cleaning and fabric care and reduces machine noise, • Drop items into washer loosely. Fill to the top of the basket (top row of holes). Do not wrap items around the agitator.
  • Page 32: Cleaning Your Washer

    CLEANING YOUR WASHER WINTER STORAGE OR MOVING CARE Exterior Install and store your washer where Wipe up detergent, bleach, and other spills it will not freeze. Because some water with a soft, damp cloth or sponge as they may stay in the hoses, freezing can occur.
  • Page 33 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 the back cover. Problem Possible Cause Solution Washer Leaks Household plumbing is leaking. Repair plumbing. Inlet hoses not tight.
  • Page 34 Problem Possible Cause Solution Won't Drain/ Low voltage or using Check electrical source or call Won't Spin/ an extension cord. electrician. Do not 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 35 Problem Possible Cause Solution Machine Power cord not pIugged 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 problem continues, call electrician.
  • Page 36 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 direcfiy bleach. Undiluted bleach on load. Wipe up bleach spills. wilI damage fabrics.
  • Page 37 WASHERS "We Service What We Sell" is our assurance you can depend on Sears for service. Your Kenmore appliance has added value when you consider that Sears has service units nationwide, staffed with professional technicians trained on all appliances Sears sells.
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