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Kenmore 970L8802 Series Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
English / Français
Models / Modèles: 970L8802*
Front Load Dryer
Sécheuse à Chargement Frontal
* = Color number, le numéro de couleur
P/N 137499700 (1110)
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoff man Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Sears Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3



  Summary of Contents for Kenmore 970L8802 Series

  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien English / Français Models / Modèles: 970L8802* Kenmore ® Front Load Dryer Sécheuse à Chargement Frontal * = Color number, le numéro de couleur P/N 137499700 (1110) Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoff man Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Record Model/Serial Numbers Important Safety Instructions The model and serial numbers of your washer are found on This Use and Care Guide provides general operating the washer serial plate located on the inside of the door. instructions for your dryer. It also contains information Record and retain these numbers.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions 240 v Electric Dryer 240 v Electric Dryer 120 v Gas Dryer 120 v Gas Dryer Grounding type Grounding type wall receptacl ll receptacle 10-30R 10-30R UL-approved service UL-approved service 3-wire 3-wire Do not, Do not, under under an any cir y circumstances,...
  • Page 4 Important Safety Instructions PROTECT CHILDREN • ALWAYS disconnect the dryer from the electrical supply • Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close before attempting any service or cleaning. Failure to do supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is so can result in electrical shock or injury.
  • Page 5: Warranty / Protection Agreement

    Kenmore Appliance Warranty Master Protection Agreements One Year Limited Warranty Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new When installed, operated and maintained according to Kenmore ® product is designed and manufactured for years all instructions supplied with the product, if this appliance of dependable operation.
  • Page 6: Features

    Features Cycle Selector LED Display Control Lock Reversible Door Drum Light Large Surface Moisture Sensor Door Latch Exhaust Channel Outlet Door Strike Adjustable Leveling Legs Heavy Duty Drying Rack* Lint Filter Stacking Kit for Mounting on Matching Washer* *Not all models come with drying rack and stacking kit from the factory.
  • Page 7: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions Bulky/Bedding This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Console shown above for reference only. Your model may diff er. Cycle Selection Drying time varies depending on size and dampness of Turn the cycle selector in either direction to the cycle desired.
  • Page 8: Cycle Settings

    Operating Instructions Cycle Settings DRY LEVEL (Auto Dry) To change the preset level, press the Dry Level button to For best results scroll to the degree of dryness desired. To protect your fabrics, not all dryness levels are available Follow the fabric care label instructions with every cycle.
  • Page 9: Dryer Settings Chart

    Operating Instructions Dryer Settings Chart Bulky/Bedding These Temperatures, Dryness levels and Options are available with the following cycles: Temp High Medium Air Fluff Dry Level Extra Dry Normal Damp Options Chime Wrinkle Guard = Available selections. = Cycle defaults.
  • Page 10: Other Features

    Operating Instructions Other Features Drying Rack (on select models) Use the drying rack for items which should not be tumble dried. Insert the rack into the dryer drum, resting the back rear support on the moisture sensor bars and the front legs on front support the air grill.
  • Page 11: Operating Your Dryer

    Operating Instructions Operating Your Dryer WARNING • The estimated drying time for Auto Dry cycles or the actual drying time for Timed Dry cycles will be To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock or injury to displayed. persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS •...
  • Page 12: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions Normal Operating Sounds You may or may not hear the following sounds from your new dryer: A. SUSPENSION ROLLERS The dryer drum is supported by a set of suspension rollers. At times there may be a thumping or rolling sound when the dryer starts. This may happen if the dryer has not been in use for a period of time, or after a heavy load has remained in the dryer drum for an extended period, creating a temporary fl...
  • Page 13: Care And Cleaning

    Care and Cleaning WARNING WARNING FIRE HAZARD To reduce risk of fi re or serious injury to persons or property, A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. The dryer comply with the basic warnings listed in the Important Safety must be connected to an outdoors exhaust. Regularly Instructions and those listed below.
  • Page 14: Solutions To Common Problems

    Solutions to Common Problems Common Drying Problems Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results from washing, including poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory drying results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Deter- gent Association.
  • Page 15: Solutions To Common Problems

    Solutions to Common Problems Avoid Service Checklist Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this dryer. IMPORTANT Disconnect dryer from electrical service before performing any work on unit or on associated systems (including electrical supply, gas inlet, water inlet or exhaust venting).
  • Page 16: Notes