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Kenmore 970-C8808 Series Use & Care Manual page 14

Front load dryer
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Operating Instructions
Operating Your Dryer, continued
5 Start the cycle.
Close the door and press
operate with the door open. "
displayed as a reminder to close the door.
If changes to the settings or options are attempted
after the cycle starts, you will hear several beeps
when the buttons are pressed. To change the settings
or options, press PAUSE, make the new selections and
press START again.
To change the cycle once the cycle has begun, press
CANCEL, select a new cycle, and press START again.
Just turning the cycle selector knob will not change the
To stop the cycle, press
Normal Operating Sounds
You may or may not hear the following sounds from your
new dryer:
A. WATER VALVE The fl ow of water is controlled by electric
solenoids. During operation there may be a clicking sound
as the valve opens and closes to control the water fl ow.
B. 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 at
spot on the edge of the roller. The noise should dissipate
as the dryer operates and any fl at spots smooth out.
C. AIR FLOW SYSTEM Your dryer is equipped with a high
volume air handling system. In some installations there
may be some sounds associated with air movement
throughout the dryer, including the air duct, blower, and
exhaust system. This is normal and can vary with load
size and type.
D. GAS VALVE (Gas models only.) The fl ow of gas is
controlled by electric solenoids. During operation there
may be a clicking sound as the valve opens and closes to
control the gas fl ow.
E. GAS BURNER (Gas models only.) When the burner is
operating, there may be sounds generated as the air fl ow
mixes with the gas fl ame. This noise is normal and will
only occur when the gas is ignited in the combustion tube.
START. The dryer will not
" will be
To add or remove items when the dryer is running,
open the door. The dryer will stop when the door is
opened. Allow the drum to come to a complete stop
before reaching inside.
Close the door and press
A signal will sound at the end of the cycle if the
Chime option has been selected.
6 When the cycle ends, remove items immedi-
ately and hang or fold.
Clean the lint fi lter after every load.
will be displayed at the end of the cycle to remind you to
remove lint from the fi lter.
Do not continue to use the dryer if you hear squeaking,
grinding, rubbing or other unusual noises. This could
be a sign of mechanical breakdown and lead to
fi re or serious injury. Contact a qualifi ed technician
START to resume the cycle.

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