Kenmore Two-speed high efficiency spray rinse system automatic washer Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

Two-speed high efficiency spray rinse system automatic washer
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Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
High Efficiency Spray Rinse System
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 M5B 2B8
www, sears,ca



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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual and Installation Instructions ® Two-Speed High Efficiency Spray Rinse System AUTOMATIC WASHER 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. www, sears,ca Sears Canada Inc,,Toronto, Ontario M5B 2B8 3955139...
  • Page 2: Troubleshooting

    Kenmere washer in the most economical Kenmore washer. way. For more information about the care Model No. __ and operation of Kenmore appliances call your nearest Sears store. You will need the complete model and serial numbers when requesting information. Your Serial No.
  • Page 3 Limited Lifetime Warranty on Full 1-Year Warranty on Mechanical White Porcelain Basket and Electrical parts For the lifetime of the washer from the For one year from the date of purchase, when this washer is installed and date of purchase, Sears will replace the white porcelain wash basket if it chips operated according to the instructions 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: Important 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 FORYOUR WASHER (pgs. 11-13) Recessed Area/ Closet Installation Instructions (p, 11) LaundryTub Drain System (p, 12) (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) TWIST Tools Needed: Parts Supplied: Pliers that open to 1 9/IGin (3.95 cm) 1 yellow, single-wire 1 silver', double- hose clamp (top of wire hose clamp Flashlight (optional drain hose)
  • Page 8 D. CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WASHER (pgs. 16-17) Tools Needed: Parts Supplied: 2 water inlet hoses Pliers that open to 19/16in (3.95_ Flashlight (optionaI 4 fiat water inlet hose washers depending on installation) 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: Shipping strap with fastener Flashlight (optional depending on installation) G, LEVEL WASHER (p, 19) Tools Needed: Parts Supplied: 9/_6in (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 coRRected washer: 20-ampere fused electrical supply is required. (Time-delay fuse or circuit GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS breaker is recommended.) Connect to an individual branch circuit. This washer must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electrical shock by providing a path of...
  • Page 11 A. SELECT LOCATION FORYOUR WASHER - Selecting the proper location for your washer will improve its performance and minimize concerns like washer walk or noise. RECESSED AREAl CLOSET INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS This washer may be installed in a recessed area or closet. o- -o 48 in 2 (310 cruz) -...
  • Page 12 LAUNDRY TUB DRAIN SYSTEM Do not store or operate washer at or below 32°F (0°C) (some water may Check location where washer will be remain in washer). See page 33 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 separately. See chart below. 39 in (99 cm) Floor drain system: Requires a siphon Standpipe drain system: Needs a 2-in break, see chart below. A minimum (5 cm) minimum diameter standpipe with carry-away capacity of 17 gaI (64 L) per minimum carry-away capacity of 17 gal (64 L) minute is required.
  • 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, STEP 3.
  • Page 15: Connect Drain Hose

    C. CONNECT DRAIN HOSE W_ej_m_" "_[_ i[,_ _" Proper connection of the drain hose will protect your floors from damage due to water leakage. STEP 1, To prevent the drain hose from ' TWIST coming off or leaking, it must be installed per the following instructions: PUSH IMPORTANT: To ensure proper installa-...
  • Page 16 D. CONNECT INLET HOSES For standpipe or laundry tub drain TO WASHER systems: 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 STEP 2. Attach the hose with the red E. CONNECT INLET HOSES coupling to the hot water (bottom) inlet TO WATER FAUCETS valve. Attaching the red coupling first makes it easier to tighten connection with STEP 1. Make sure washer basket is pliers.
  • 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. STEP 6. Tilt washer forward until rear of washer is at least 3 in (7,6 cm) off Leveling your washer properly pre- floor, You may hear the self-adjusting vents excessive noise and vibration, rear 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 electrical requirements. Check that: Be sure you have correct electrical • The washer is level.
  • Page 21: Lid Instructions

    To get the maximum cleaning and fabric care from your washer, please read and follow these instructions, Fire Hazard Never place items in the washer that are dampened with gasoline or other flammable fluids. No washer can completely remove oil, Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it (including cooking oils).
  • Page 22: Select Cycle

  • Page 23 STARTING WASHER STEP 6. Set the WASH / RINSE TEMPERATURE Control (_ (see page STEP 1. Add measured detergent 25). directly into washer basket. Then place a load of sorted clothes in the washer. STEP 7. Set SPEEDS _) Control according to the type of fabric in the NOTES: load (see page 25).
  • Page 24 SETWATER LEVEL CONTROL SET SOAK / PREWASH TEMPERATURE CONTROL _li'leiii,l'ei#_il "-I:-1I[,_ _4 If a Soak or Prewash cycle is desired, set the PREWASH/SOAK TEMPERATURE Control to the water temperature that This control gives you the flexibility to matches the type of fabrics and soils in save water when washing small loads.
  • Page 25: Automatic Temperature Control (Atc)

    SET WASH / RINSE SPEEDS DESCRIPTIONS TEMPERATURE CONTROL This section illustrates and describes the wash/spin speeds you can select Your washer lets you select a wash and with the SPEEDS Control. Each speed rinse temperature setting based on the setting is designed for different types type of load you are washing, Automatic of fabrics and soil levels.
  • Page 26 2ND RINSE SETTING YOUR CYCLE SELECTOR CONTROL (TIMER) Use this control to choose the agitation time and to start the washer. A second rinse removes excess detergent residue. • For heavy soil and sturdy fabrics, use SUPER. STEP 1. Set the WATER LEVEL Control. •...
  • Page 27 SOAK PREWASH SOAK cycle features brief periods of Use this cycle to get up to 4 minutes of agitation and soak time to help agitation to help remove heavy soils and remove heavy soils and stains that stains that need pretreatment, need pretreatment.
  • Page 28: Understanding What Happens In Each Cycle

    UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE SOAK ULTRA CLEAN 2ND RINSE __w_w_ Fill to selected level selected level selected level Fill to Fill to • Wash Agitate Agitates selected time selected time Soak Drain - (advances to no spin Drain - PREWASH) no spin Spin...
  • Page 29: Self-Cleaning Lint Filter

    PAK_. get moved down to the lower vanes. The QUIET PAK system is designed to reduce water sounds and ringing noises, This feature is available on select Kenmore UNDERSTANDING NORMAL washers, On these models, the cabinet is WASHER SOUNDS insulated with sound-dampening...
  • Page 30: Using The Liquid Chlorine Bleach Dispenser

    USING THE LIQUID CHLORINE BLEACH DISPENSER The dispenser automatically dispenses After loading the washer, pour measured bleach at the proper time in the cycle liquid chlorine bleach carefully into the to ensure the cleanest and brightest dispenser, loads. • Do not let bleach splash, drip, or run down into washer basket, Undiluted Always measure liquid chlorine bleach.
  • Page 31: 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 32 LOADING Proper loading of your washer con- tributes to proper cleaning and fabric care and reduces machine noise. • Drop items into washer loosely. Fill LOADING SUGGESTIONS to the top of the basket (top row of For these suggested full-sized loads, holes).
  • Page 33: Cleaning Your Washer

    CLEANING YOUR WASHER WINTER STORAGE OR MOVING CARE Exterior Install and store your washer where Wipe up detergent, bleach, and other it will not freeze. Because some water spills with a soft, damp cloth or sponge may stay in the hoses, freezing can as they occur, Occasionally wipe the damage your washer.
  • Page 34 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 plumbingis leaking. Repair plumbing. Inlet hoses not tight.
  • Page 35 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 36 Problem Possible Cause Solution Machine Power cord not plugged in. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Stops No power at plug. Check electrical source or call eIectrician. Fuse blown or circuit Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. breaker open. If problem continues, caII electrician.
  • Page 37 Problem Possible Cause Solution Tearing Overloading. Improper Loads should move freely during use of washer, wash. Wash smaller loads. Improper use of chlorine Do not pour chlorine bleach directly bleach. Undiluted bleach on load. Wipe up bleach spills. will damage fabrics. Sharp items not removed Clean out pockets before washing.
  • Page 38 KENMORE 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, They have the knowledge and skills, tools, parts and equipment to ensure our pledge to you that "We Service What We Sell,"...
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