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Kenmore 796.4137 Series Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Manual de Uso y Cuidado
English / Español
Model/Modelo: 796.4137#
Kenmore
Front-Loading
Automatic Washer
Lavadora automática de carga frontal
# = color number, numero de color
P/N MFL67360432
Sears Brand Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.kenmore.com
www.sears.com
®
high
ency
Para obtener los mejores resultados, deberá
utilizarse un detergente HE para lavadoras de
alta
baja espuma.

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  • Page 1 Manual de Uso y Cuidado Para obtener los mejores resultados, deberá utilizarse un detergente HE para lavadoras de English / Español alta baja espuma. Model/Modelo: 796.4137# Kenmore ® Front-Loading Automatic Washer Lavadora automática de carga frontal # = color number, numero de color...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Cleaning the Water Inlet Filters ........26 Cleaning the Drain Pump Filter ........27 Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone System......... 28 KENMORE CONNECT ™ call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE can call at any time day or night or schedule a service Normal Sounds You May Hear .........29...
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    SAFETY MESSAGES There are 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 result in property damage and/or serious bodily harm or death.
  • Page 4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING WARNING appliance from the power supply. Failure to follow this To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to warning can cause serious injury, fire, electric shock, persons when using this appliance, follow basic or death. precautions, including the following. • U nplug the washer before cleaning to avoid the risk of • D o not combine detergents, fabric softeners, and/or other laundry products from different manufacturers electric shock.
  • Page 5: Grounding Requirements

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS WARNING WARNING: RISK TO CHILDREN • Keep laundry products out of children’s reach. To • Do not allow children to play on or in the washer. Close prevent personal injury, observe all warnings on supervision of children is necessary when the washer is product labels.
  • Page 6: Features And Benefits Key Parts And Components

    HIGH-EFFICIENCY STEAM CYCLES During high-efficiency steam cycles, hot steam interacts with fabrics to help remove tough stains.
  • Page 7: Installation Requirements

    INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS KEY DIMENSIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS Description Front-Loading Washer Rated Voltage/Frequency 120VAC, 60Hz Dimensions 26 ¼ in. (W) X 30 ⅓ in. (D) X 38 in. (H), 54 ⅜ in. (D, door open) 66.8 cm (W) X 76.8 cm (D) X 98.5 cm (H), 138.1 cm (D, door open) Net Weight 188.9lbs (85.7kg) CHOOSE THE PROPER LOCATION...
  • Page 8: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS UNPACKING AND REMOVING SHIPPING BOLTS When removing the washer from the carton base, be sure to remove the foam drum support in the middle of the carton base. See drawing below. If you must lay the washer down to remove the base packaging materials, always protect the side of the washer and lay it carefully on its side.
  • Page 10: Connecting The Drain Hose

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS CONNECTING THE DRAIN HOSE Option 2: Laundry Drum • The drain hose should always be properly secured. Failure to properly secure the drain hose can result in flooding and property damage. • Do not install the end of the drain hose higher than 96 in.
  • Page 11: Leveling The Washer

    INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS LEVELING THE WASHER The drum of your new washer spins at very high speeds. To minimize vibration, noise, and unwanted movement, the floor must be a level, solid surface. NOTE: Adjust the leveling feet only as far as necessary to level the washer.
  • Page 12: How To Use

    HOW TO USE WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read and follow this entire Use & Care Guide, including the Important Safety Instructions, before operating this washer. CONTROL PANEL FEATURES POWER (ON/OFF) BUTTON CYCLE MODIFIER BUTTONS Press to turn the washer ON or OFF. Use these buttons to adjust the settings for the selected cycle.
  • Page 13: Operating The Washer

    HOW TO USE OPERATING THE WASHER SORT LAUNDRY AND LOAD WASHER Sort laundry by fabric type, soil level, color and load size, as needed. Open the door and load selected items into the washer . TURN ON THE WASHER Press the POWER button to turn ON the washer. The lights around the cycle selector knob will illuminate and a chime will sound.
  • Page 14: Cycle Guide

    HOW TO USE CYCLE GUIDE = Available Option The cycle guide below shows the default settings, available options and recommended fabric types = Default Setting for each cycle. Allowable modifier adjustments are shown below the default setting for each cycle. Display Fabric or Load...
  • Page 15 HOW TO USE CYCLE GUIDE (continued) = Available Option The cycle guide below shows the default settings, available options and recommended fabric types = Default Setting for each cycle. Allowable modifier adjustments are shown below the default setting for each cycle. Display Fabric or Load...
  • Page 16: Sorting Wash Loads

    HOW TO USE SORTING WASH LOADS Loading the Washer Fabric Care Labels • Check all pockets to make sure that they are empty. Many articles of clothing include a fabric care label. Using the chart below, adjust the cycle and option Items such as clips, matches, pens, coins, and keys can damage both your washer and your clothes.
  • Page 17: About The Dispenser Drawer

    HOW TO USE ABOUT THE DISPENSER DRAWER Liquid Chlorine Liquid Fabric Bleach Softener The automatic dispenser consists of four compartments Compartment Compartment which hold: Liquid Detergent • Liquid chlorine bleach. • Liquid fabric softener. • Liquid or powdered detergent for prewash. •...
  • Page 18: Detergent And Dispenser Use

    HOW TO USE DETERGENT AND DISPENSER USE A Word About Detergents Detergent Amount High-Efficiency (HE) detergents produce fewer suds, For proper wash performance, always measure the dissolve more efficiently to improve washing and rinsing detergent using the measurements provided by the performance, and help to keep the interior of your detergent manufacturer.
  • Page 19: Time And Status Display

    HOW TO USE TIME AND STATUS DISPLAY The time and status display shows the estimated time remaining, cycle progress, and door lock status. ESTIMATED TIME REMAINING CYCLE STATUS INDICATOR These status LEDs illuminate to indicate which When the START/PAUSE button is pressed, the stage of the cycle is currently running.
  • Page 20: Cycle Modifier Buttons

    HOW TO USE CYCLE MODIFIER BUTTONS NOTE: To protect your garments, not every wash Each cycle has default settings that are selected temperature, spin speed, soil level, or option is available automatically. You may also customize these settings with every cycle. A chime will sound and the LED will not using the cycle modifier buttons.
  • Page 21: Steam Cycles And Options

    HOW TO USE STEAM CYCLES AND OPTIONS STEAM TREAT Option CAUTION: STEAM cycles include Normal/Casual, Bulky/Bedding, Kids The door may be very warm during steam cycles. This Wear, Heavy Duty, Sanitize and Whitest Whites. Adding is normal. steam to these cycles helps provide improved cleaning perfor- mance.
  • Page 22: Option Buttons

    HOW TO USE OPTION BUTTONS PRE WASH Your washing machine features several additional cycle options that customize cycles to meet your individual needs. Select this option to add a 16-minute prewash, rinse and spin cycle to the Turn ON the washer and turn the cycle selector knob to chosen cycle.
  • Page 23: Special Functions

    HOW TO USE SPECIAL FUNCTIONS CONTROL LOCK MY CYCLE Use this option to disable the controls. MY CYCLE allows you to store a The washer can only be locked during customized wash cycle for future use. a cycle. This feature can prevent It allows you to save favorite children from changing cycles or temperature, spin speed, soil level, and...
  • Page 24: Care And Cleaning

    CARE AND CLEANING WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons, read and follow this entire Use & Care Guide, including the Important Safety Instructions, before operating this washer. • Unplug the washer before cleaning to avoid the risk of electric shock. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fire, electric shock, or death. • Never use harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaners, or solvents to clean the washer. They will damage the finish. REGULAR CLEANING Cleaning the Exterior Door Seal and Glass Cleaning...
  • Page 25: Storing The Washer

    CARE AND CLEANING REGULAR CLEANING (continued) Storing the Washer Press the POWER button, then press the SPIN SPEED button without selecting a cycle. Press the START/PAUSE If the washer will not be used for an extended period of time button to activate the drain pump. This will expel some and is in an area that could be exposed to freezing of the antifreeze, leaving enough to protect the washer temperatures, perform the following steps to protect the...
  • Page 27: Maintenance

    CARE AND CLEANING MAINTENANCE (continued) Cleaning the Drain Pump Filter Your Washer is equipped with a filter that helps prevent excess lint and foreign objects like buttons, keys, and coins from causing damage to the pump. If the washer fails to drain properly, unplug the washer and allow the water to cool, if necessary, before proceeding.
  • Page 28: Kenmore Connect ™ System

    • For best results, do not move the phone while the tones are being transmitted. • If the call center agent is not able to get an accurate recording of the data, you may be asked to try again. • Pressing the POWER button during the transmission will shut off Kenmore Connect.
  • Page 29: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE NORMAL SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR The following sounds may be heard while the washer is operating. They are normal. Clicking: Humming or gurgling: Door locking mechanism clicks when the door locks and Drain pump is pumping water from the washer at times unlocks.
  • Page 30: Before Calling For Service

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE (continued) Problem Possible Cause Solutions Staining Bleach or softener dispensed Dispenser compartment is overfilled causing too soon. bleach or softener to dispense immediately. Dispenser drawer closed too quickly causing bleach or softener to dispense immediately. Bleach or softener was added Laundry chemicals must be loaded into the directly to the wash load in the drum.
  • Page 31 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE BEFORE CALLING FOR SERVICE (continued) Your washing machine is equipped with an automatic error-monitoring system to detect and diagnose problems at an early stage. Problem Possible Cause Solutions Water in the washer Drain hose is kinked, pinched, or clogged. Make sure the drain hose is free of clogs, kinks, drains slowly or not at etc., and is not pinched behind or under the...
  • Page 32: Warranty

    WARRANTY Kenmore 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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