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Important Safety Instructions; Location; How It Works - Kenmore 253.25031 Use And Care Manual

Kenmore dehumidifier
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Important Safety
provides specific operating instructions for your
model. Use the dehumidifier only as instructed in
this USE & CARE GUIDE. These instructions are
not meant to cover every possible condition and
situation that may occur. Common sense and
caution must be practiced when installing,
operating, and maintaining any appliance.
Avoid fire hazard or electric
shock. Do not use an extension cord or an
adaptor plug. Do not remove any prong from
the power cord.
Grounding type wall
Do not, under any
circumstances, cut,
remove, or bypass
the grounding prong.
Power supply cord
with 3-prong grounding


How It Works

Read all instructions before using this dehumidifier.
For Your Safety
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read product labels for flammability
and other warnings.
Discard water from bucket. Water is not potable and cannot be used for
Child Safety Precautions
Destroy the carton, plastic bags, and any packing materials immediately
after the dehumidifier is unpacked. Children should never use these items
for play.
Do not leave children unattended in an area where the appliance is
Do not allow them to sit or stand on the appliance.
Electrical Information
For your safety and protection, this dehumidifier is equipped with a
three-prong grounding plug on the power cord. Do not, under any
circumstances, cut or remove the round ground prong from the plug.
Your dehumidifier must be plugged directly into a properly grounded and
polarized three-prong receptacle. lf the wall receptacle you intend to use
will not accept a three-prong plug, or if you are not sure the outlet is
adequately grounded or protected by a time delay fuse or circuit breaker,
have a qualified electrician install the proper outlet according to the
National Electrical Code and applicable local codes and ordinances. Do
not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
Never unplug the dehumidifier by pulling on the power cord. Always grip
the plug firmly and pull straight out from the receptacle.
Do not pinch, bend, or knot the power cord.
Selecting a Location
1. Dehumidifier must be operated in an enclosed area to be most effective.
Close all doors, windows, and other outside openings to the room. The
effectiveness of the dehumidifier depends on the rate at which new
moisture-laden air enters the room.
2. Place dehumidifier in a location that does not restrict airflow through the
front of the unit or out of the louvers on the left side of cabinet.
3. A dehumidifier operating in a basement will have little or no effect in drying
an adjacent enclosed storage area, such as a closet, unless there is adequate
circulation of air in and out of the area. lt may be necessary to install a
second dehumidifier in the enclosed area for satisfactory drying.
4. The dehumidifier must be installed on a level floor that will support it with a
full bucket of water.
5. There should be a minimum of 30.5cm clearance around the dehumidifier.
When the unit is started, the fan begins to pull moisture-laden air across the
dehumidifying coils.
The coils condense or draw moisture from the air, and air flows through the side
louvers into the room as dry, warm air. Moisture removed from air is collected
in a bucket on the front of the dehumidifier.
The unit is designed to operate between 5 °C (41 °F), and 35 °C (96 °F).
The "Compressor" circuit has an automatic 3 minute time delayed start if the
unit is turned off and on quickly. This prevents overheating of the compressor
and possible circuit breaker tripping.
Make sure the tank is fitted correctly otherwise unit will not turn on.

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