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Use & Care Guide
Manual de Uso y Cuidado
English / Español
Model/Modelo: 796. 8147#, 796.9147#
Kenmore Elite
Steam Dryer
Secador con vapor
# = color number, numero de color
P/N MFL62512871
Sears Brand Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.kenmore.com
www.sears.com
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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Manual de Uso y Cuidado English / Español Model/Modelo: 796. 8147#, 796.9147# Kenmore Elite ® Steam Dryer Secador con vapor # = color number, numero de color P/N MFL62512871 Sears Brand Management Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS PROTECTION AGREEMENTS Master Protection Agreements IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ....3-6 GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS ........4 Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new FEATURES AND BENEFITS Kenmore product is designed and manufactured for ® Key Parts and Components ........7 years of dependable operation.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USE 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 potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
  • Page 4: Grounding Requirements

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close • Read all instructions before using the dryer. supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is •...
  • Page 5: Safety Instructions For Installation

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR INSTALLATION WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Properly ground dryer to conform with all governing • Remove all packing items and dispose of all shipping codes and ordinances. Follow details in the installation materials properly.
  • Page 6 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS FOR STEAM FUNCTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Do not open the dryer door during steam cycles. • Do not fill the steam feeder with gasoline, dry- Failure to follow these instructions can result in a cleaning solvents, or other flammable or explosive burn hazard. substances. Failure to follow these instructions can result in fire or death.
  • Page 7: Features And Benefits

    FEATURES AND BENEFITS KEY PARTS AND COMPONENTS There are several important components that are referenced in this manual. EASY-TO-USE CONTROL PANEL Rotate the cycle selector knob to select the desired dry cycle. Add cycle options or adjust settings with the touch of a button. TIME AND STATUS DISPLAY The easy-to-read LED display shows cycle status and estimated time remaining.
  • Page 8: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS KEY DIMENSIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS Description Dryer (Gas and Electric) Electrical Requirements Refer to the rating label Gas Requirements* NG: 4–10.5 inches WC (Water Column) Gas Requirements* LP: 8–13 inches WC Dimensions 27 in. (W) X 30 1/4 in. (D) X 38 in. (H), 52 ¼ in. (D with door open) 68.6 cm (W) X 76.7 cm (D) X 96.5 cm (H), 132.7 cm (D with door open) Net Weight Electric : 147 lb.
  • Page 9: Installation With Optional Pedestal Base Or Stacking Kit

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS INSTALLATION WITH OPTIONAL PEDESTAL BASE OR STACKING KIT IMPORTANT: If you are installing your dryer using an optional pedestal base or stacking kit, refer to the instructions included with the accessory. Required Dimensions for Required Dimensions for Installation with Pedestal Installation with Stacking Kit 6 in.
  • Page 10: Connecting Gas Dryers

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS CONNECTING GAS DRYERS GAS REQUIREMENTS (GAS MODELS ONLY) WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Gas supply requirements: As shipped from the • Connect the dryer to the type of gas shown on factory, this dryer is configured for use with natural the nameplate.
  • Page 11 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS CONNECTING GAS DRYERS (continued) WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using this appliance, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Installation and service must be performed by a • If necessary, the correct nozzle (for the LP nozzle kit, qualified installer, service agency, or the gas supplier. order part number 383EEL3002D) should be installed Failure to do so can result in fire, explosion, or death. by a qualified technician and the change should be noted on the dryer.
  • Page 12: Electrical Requirements

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS CONNECTING ELECTRIC DRYERS ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS Electrical Requirements for Electric Models Only WARNING: To help prevent fire, electrical shock, serious injury, or death, the wiring and grounding must conform to the latest edition of WARNING: the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 and all To reduce the risk of applicable local regulations.
  • Page 13 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS CONNECTING ELECTRIC DRYERS (continued) WARNING: Grounding through the neutral wire is prohibited for: (1) Connect the power cord to the terminal block. Connect new branch-circuit installations, (2) mobile homes, (3) each power cord wire to the terminal block screw that recreational vehicles, and (4) areas where local codes has the same colored wire. For example, connect the prohibit grounding through the neutral wire. black power cord wire to the terminal block screw with the black wire.
  • Page 14: Venting The Dryer

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS VENTING THE DRYER IMPORTANT! CHECK YOUR EXHAUST SYSTEM FOR PROBLEMS The most common cause of dryer problems is poor • RESTRICTED OR DAMAGED VENT HOOD. Check exhaust venting. Before installing your new dryer, your vent hood outside. It must be clean and free of lint check the items listed below to make sure you get the buildup.
  • Page 15: Venting The Dryer

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS VENTING THE DRYER (continued) Correct Venting Routing and Connecting Ductwork Follow the guidelines below to maximize dryer performance and reduce lint buildup and condensation in the ductwork. NOTE: Transition duct (from dryer to wall) and fittings are NOT included and must be purchased separately. •...
  • Page 16: Leveling The Dryer

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS LEVELING THE DRYER REVERSING THE DOOR SWING The swing of the dryer door can be reversed to fit your WARNING: installation location. WARNING: • Wear gloves during installation. • Failure to follow these instructions can result in injury. THE DRYER DOOR IS VERY LARGE AND HEAVY.
  • Page 17: Final Installation Check

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FINAL INSTALLATION CHECK Testing Dryer Heating Once you have completed the installation of the dryer and it is in its final location, confirm proper operation with the following steps and tests. Close the dryer door. Is gas turned on? (Gas models only) Press the POWER button to turn the dryer on.
  • Page 18: How To Use

    HOW TO USE WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read this entire manual, including the Important Safety Instructions, before operating this dryer. CONTROL PANEL FEATURES AP2Plus Dryer 111027 박양리 AP2Plus Dryer 111027 박양리 POWER (ON/OFF) BUTTON CYCLE MODIFIER BUTTONS Press to turn the dryer ON or OFF. Pressing the Use these buttons to adjust the settings for the POWER button during a cycle will cancel that cycle selected cycle.
  • Page 19: Operating The Dryer

    HOW TO USE OPERATING THE DRYER LOAD THE DRYER Load the dryer with the wet laundry from the washer. If the load is extra large, you may need to divide it into smaller loads for proper performance and fabric care. CLEAN THE LINT FILTER If the lint filter has not already been cleaned, lift out the filter and remove the lint from the last load.
  • Page 20: Cycle Guide

    HOW TO USE CYCLE GUIDE The cycle guide below shows the available options and recommended fabric types for AUTO DRY cycles. *NOTE: The default time and actual time will vary depending on the size of the load and moisture content. Auto Dry Cycles Auto Dry cycles utilize a sensor that detects moisture levels in the clothes and adjusts the drying time as needed to ensure superior results.
  • Page 21: Cycle Guide

    HOW TO USE CYCLE GUIDE The cycle guide below shows the available options and recommended fabric types for TIMED DRY cycles. Timed Dry Cycles Use Timed Dry cycles to select a specific amount of drying time and the drying temperature. When a TIMED DRY cycle is selected, the display shows the actual time remaining in your cycle.
  • Page 22: Sorting Loads

    HOW TO USE WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read this entire manual, including the Important Safety Instructions, before operating this dryer. SORTING LOADS LOADING THE DRYER WARNING: Fabric Care Labels To reduce the risk of Most articles of clothing feature fabric care labels that fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using include instructions for proper care.
  • Page 23: Time And Status Display

    HOW TO USE TIME AND STATUS DISPLAY The Time and Status Display shows the cycle time, cycle progress, and vent status. When the dryer is turned on, the display will illuminate. TIME DISPLAY CHECK VENT INDICATOR (DUCT BLOCKAGE SENSING SYSTEM) When a cycle is selected, the display will indicate the default time for that cycle including selected The CHECK VENT duct blockage sensing system options or adjustments.
  • Page 24: Cycle Modifier Buttons

    HOW TO USE CYCLE MODIFIER BUTTONS Each cycle has default settings that are selected NOTE: To protect your garments, not every dry level, automatically. You may also customize these settings temperature, or option is available with every cycle. using the cycle modifier buttons. AUTO DRY cycles are designed to properly care for specific fabrics and loads.
  • Page 25: Cycle Options And Special Features

    HOW TO USE CYCLE OPTIONS AND SPECIAL FEATURES Your dryer features several additional cycle options and special features to meet your individual needs. For all steam features, see the following pages. WRINKLE GUARD DRUM LIGHT Selecting this option will tumble the Use the DRUM LIGHT button to turn on clothes after the cycle ends for a few the light inside the drum during seconds every few minutes without heat.
  • Page 26: Steam Features

    HOW TO USE STEAM FEATURES Using the STATIC SHIELD option WARNING: This option uses steam late in the drying • Do not open the dryer door during Steam Cycles. cycle to reduce the static electricity Steam can cause severe burns. caused by dry fabrics rubbing together. •...
  • Page 27: Filling The Steam Feeder

    HOW TO USE STEAM FEATURES (continued) Filling the Steam Feeder: Tap water Tap water ON LY Steam Steam ONLY Feeder Feeder Drawer Fill the steam feeder with ordinary tap water to the Pull out the drawer. MAX line or until the water touches the filter screen. Place the steam feeder in the drawer;...
  • Page 28: User Maintenance Instructions

    USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read this entire manual, including the Important Safety Instructions, before operating this dryer. • Unplug the dryer or turn the power off before cleaning to avoid the risk of electric shock. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fire, electrical shock, or death. • Never use harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaners, or solvents to clean the dryer.
  • Page 29: Maintaining The Exhaust System

    USER MAINTENANCE INSTRUCTIONS MAINTAINING THE EXHAUST SYSTEM The most common cause of dryer problems is poor exhaust venting. Poor exhaust venting may result from the following conditions: • DIRTY OR DAMAGED EXHAUST DUCTS • WRONG VENT MATERIAL • RESTRICTED OR DAMAGED VENT HOOD • EXCESSIVELY LONG VENT • THE USE OF PLASTIC OR FOIL VENTING Maintaining the Exhaust System...
  • Page 30: Kenmore Connect

    Kenmore Connect System ™ If you experience problems with your dryer, call Should you experience any problems with your 1-800-4-MY-HOME ® . Only use the Kenmore Connect dryer, it has the capability of transmitting data via System feature when instructed to do so by the your telephone to the Kenmore Connect Team.
  • Page 31: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE Problem Possible Cause Solutions *CHECK VENT is Exhaust system is too long or has too Install a shorter or straighter duct run. See the blinking many turns/restrictions. Installation Instructions for details. Partial blockage of the ductwork due Ductwork should be checked/cleaned to lint buildup or other foreign object.
  • Page 32 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE (continued) Problem Possible Cause Solutions Clothes take too long to Exhaust ducts are blocked, dirty, or Confirm that the exhaust duct is properly duct run is too long. configured and free of debris, lint, and obstructions. Make sure that outside wall dampers can open properly and are not blocked, jammed, or damaged.
  • Page 33: Before Calling For Service

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE (continued) Problem Possible Cause Solutions Display shows error Temperature sensor failure. Turn off the dryer and call for service. code: tE1 or tE2 Lint on clothes Lint filter not cleaned properly. Remove the lint from the filter before every load. With the lint removed, hold the filter up to a light to see if it is dirty or clogged.
  • Page 34: Warranty

    WARRANTY Kenmore Elite Limited Warranty When installed, operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product, if this appliance fails due to a defect in material and workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME to arrange for free repair.

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