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Kenmore 24-inch wide laundry center washer-gas dryer Use And Care Manual

24-inch wide laundry center washer - gas dryer
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24-1nch Wide
Washer - Gas Dryer
de 24 pulg. (61 cm) de ancho
Lavadora - Secadora a gas
Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.



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  • Page 1 ® 24-1nch Wide LAUNDRY CENTER Washer - Gas Dryer CENTRO DE LAVANDERIA de 24 pulg. (61 cm) de ancho Lavadora - Secadora a gas 3979333A Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS WARRANTY WARRANTY ..................Full One-Year Warranty on mechanical and electrical parts WASHER/DRYER SAFETY ............For one year from the date of purchase, when this laundry center is installed and operated according to the instructions provided in INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..........this Use and Care Guide, Sears will repair this laundry center, free Tools and Parts ................
  • Page 3: Washer/Dryer Safety

    WASHER/DRYER SAFETY 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 symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word "DANGER"...
  • Page 4 IM PORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the washer/dryer, follow basic precautions, including the following: Read all instructions before using the washer/dryer. Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been Do not place items exposed to cooking oils in used for 2 weeks or more.
  • Page 5: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION Parts listed are available from your local Sears store or Sears INSTRUCTIONS Service Center. Please reference the service numbers located on the back page of this manual. If You Have You Will Need to Buy Laundry tub or Sump pump system (if not already Check that you have everything necessary for correct installation.
  • Page 6 • Agrounded electrical outlet l ocated w ithin 2ft (61 cm) o f Minimum installation spacing for recessed area or closet either side of the laundry center. See "Electrical installation Requirements." The following dimensions shown are for the minimum spacings allowed.
  • Page 7: Drain System

    The laundry center can be installed using the standpipe drain system (floor or wall), the laundry tub drain system, or the floor drain system. Select the drain hose installation method you need (see "Alternate Parts"). Standpipe drain system - wall or floor (view 1 & 2) The standpipe drain requires a minimum diameter standpipe of 2 in.
  • Page 8: Gas Supply Requirements

    Must include a shutoff valve: An individual shutoff valve must be installed within six (6) feet (1.8 m) of the laundry center in accordance with the National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1. The location should be easy to reach for opening and closing. Explosion Hazard Use a new AGA or CSA approved gas supply line.
  • Page 9: Venting Requirements

    Gas Supply Pressure Testing Flexible metal vent must be fully extended and supported when the laundry center is in its final position. Remove excess flexible • The laundry center must be disconnected from the gas metal vent to avoid sagging and kinking that may result in supply piping system during any pressure testing at test reduced airflow.
  • Page 10: Remove Foam Packing

    For mobile home use For laundry tub or standpipe drain systems Laundry centers with gas dryers must be securely fastened to the Connecting the drain hose "hook" to the corrugated drain hose: floor. 1. Wet the outside end of the drain hose with tap water. Do not use any other lubricant.
  • Page 11: Secure The Drain Hose

    Using pliers, tighten the couplings with an additional two- thirds turn. Do not overtighten. Damage to the valves can result. 1. Move the laundry center to its final location and remove any cardboard used to move the laundry center. Locate the plastic strap included in the parts package. Beaded tie strap Clear the water lines 3.
  • Page 12 Optional exhaust installations Over-The-Top Installation: This laundry center can be converted to exhaust out the right or Part Number 26-49900 left side. To convert the laundry center, use Side Exhaust Kit Periscope Installation (For use with dryer vent to wall vent Part Number 279823.
  • Page 13: Install Vent System

    Recommended hood styles are shown here. Properly leveling your laundry center prevents excessive noise and vibration. 1o Check the levelness of the laundry center by placing a level on the top edge of the washer, first side-to-side, then front- to-back. (1o.2 cm I 1, Louvered hood style 2.
  • Page 14: Connect Vent

    5. All connections must be wrench-tightened. 12. To test the washer, measure V2the normal recommended amount of detergent and pour it into the washer. Close the lid. 6. Open the shutoff valve in the supply. The valve is open when Select HEAVY DUTY and pull out the Cycle Control knob.
  • Page 15: Washer Use

    WASHER USE 10 REGULAR HEAVY DUTY WA_ER "I_MP WATER LEVEL nINSE PERMANENT umuu PRESS w_m wM. IllllUl_110 SUPB112 KNIT/DELICATE PREWASH _NSE SOAK 4. Turn the WATER LEVEL selector knob to the correct setting for your wash load and the type of fabric being washed, WATER LEVEL •...
  • Page 16: Cycles

    Soak Push in the Cycle Control knob and turn it clockwise to the wash cycle you want. Pull out the Cycle Control knob to start The Soak cycle features 4 minutes of agitation followed by an the washer. unlimited soak time to help remove heavy soils and stains that need pretreatment.
  • Page 17: Normal Sounds

    NOTE: The washer pauses briefly throughout each cycle. These pauses are normal for washer operation. LAUNDRY TIPS WASH RINSE Preparing clothes for washing Follow these recommendations to help you prolong the life of 1. Fill 1. Fill your garments. • Close zippers, snaps, and hooks to avoid snagging other items.
  • Page 18: Dryer Use

    DRYER USE NORM,NL DRY AUTO DRY II PUSH TO START DRYER AIR DRY 1 TOUCH UP "riMED DRY Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to remove dust from storing and shipping. 1. Check the lint screen, clean if needed. See "Cleaning the Lint Screen."...
  • Page 19: Loading

    Load clothes loosely into the dryer. Do not pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely. The following chart shows examples of balanced loads that would allow for proper tumbling. Heavy work 2 pair pants, 3 work shirts clothes Belioates 1 camisole, 2 slips, 4 undergarments,...
  • Page 20: Laundry Center Care

    To clean Air Dry Use the Air Dry cycle for items that require drying without heat 1. Pull out the lint screen and its coven such as rubber, plastic and heat sensitive fabrics• This chart shows examples of items that can be dried using an air cycle• Type of Load Minutes* Foam rubber - pillows, padded bras, stuffed toys...
  • Page 21: Cleaning The Dryer Interior

    3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub lint screen with the brush to remove residue buildup. Install and store your laundry center where it will not freeze. Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can damage your laundry center.
  • Page 22: Troubleshooting Washer

    • Is your voltage low? Check your electrical source or call an electrician. Do not use TROUBLESHOOTING an extension cord. WASHER Washer continues to fill or drain, or the cycle seems stuck First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid Is the top of drain hose lower than the water level in the cost of a service call...
  • Page 23 Load too wet Gray whites, dingy colors Did you use the right cycle for the load being washed? Did you properly sort the load? Select a cycle with a higher spin speed (if available). Dye transfer can occur when mixing whites and colors in a load.
  • Page 24: Troubleshooting Dryer

    Is the load properly sorted? Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy, TROUBLESHOOTING synthetics). Also sort by color. DRYER Is the load too big or too heavy? Dry smaller loads so lint can be carried to the lint screen. Was the load overdried? First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid Use correct dryer settings for load type.
  • Page 25: We Service What We Sell

    We Service What We Sell. Sears Maintenance Agreements Your Kenmore ® appliance is designed, manufactured and tested to provide years of dependable operation. Yet any major appliance may require service from time to time. The Sears...
  • Page 26 For repair of majorbrand appliances in your own home... no matterwho made it no matterwhosoldit! 1-800-4-MY-HOME ® Anytime, dayornight (1 800-469 4663) (U.S.A. and Canada) For repairof carry-inproducts likevacuums,lawnequipment, and electronics, call forthe location of yournearest Sears Parts and Repair Center. 1 "800"486_€1"41222 Any'rime, d ay or night(U.S.A.

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