Kenmore 24-Inch Wide LAUNDRY CENTER Use And Care Manual

24-inch wide laundry center washer- electric dryer
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24-Inch Wide
de 24 pulg. (61 cm) de ancho
Lavadora - Secadora el_ctrica
Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates,
IL 60179



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  • Page 1 ® 24-Inch Wide LAUNDRY CENTER Washer- Electric Dryer CENTRO DE LAVANDERIA de 24 pulg. (61 cm) de ancho Lavadora - Secadora el_ctrica 3979332A Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS WE SERVICE WHAT WE SELL ............WARRANTY ..................WASHER/DRYER SAFETY ............INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..........Tools and Parts ................Alternate Parts ................Location Requirements ............... Drain System ................Electrical Requirements ..............Electrical Connection ..............Venting Requirements ............... Install Leveling Legs ..............Remove Foam Packing .............
  • Page 3: We Service What We Sell

    See "Installation Instructions" for the complete exhaust requirements for this laundry center. Sears Maintenance Agreements Your Kenmore ® appliance is designed, manufactured and tested Limited Five-Year Warranty on Gearcase Parts to provide years of dependable operation. Yet any major For the second through fifth years from the date of purchase, appliance may require service from time to time.
  • Page 4: Washer/Dryer Safety

    WASHER/DRYER SAFETY Your safety and the safety of others are very important. We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all safety messages. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word "DANGER"...
  • Page 5: Installation Instructions

    INSTALLATION Parts listed are available from your local Sears store or Sears INSTRUCTIONS Service Center. For more information, please reference the service numbers located on the back page of this manual. If You Have You Will Need to Buy Laundry tub or Sump pump system (if not already Check that you have everything necessary for correct installation.
  • Page 6: Alternate Parts

    Alevel floorwithamaximum s lope of1 in.(2.5 cm) u nder • Rear clearance may be 0 in. when house exhaust system is entire laundry center. Clothes may not tumble properly and lined up directly with dryer exhaust. automatic sensor cycles may not operate correctly if dryer is not level.
  • Page 7: Electrical Connection

    Floor drain system (view 4) The wires that connect to the dryer must end in ring terminals or spade terminals with upturned ends. The floor drain system requires a siphon break that may be purchased separately. (See "Alternate Parts.") The siphon break must be a minimum of 28 in. (71 cm) from the If your outlet looks like this: ©...
  • Page 8 Power S upply Cord Direct W ire FireHazard FireHazard Usea newULapproved 30amppower Use10gaugesolid copperwire. supplycord. Usea ULapproved strain relief. Usea ULapproved strain relief. Disconnect p owerbeforemakingelectrical connections. Disconnect p owerbeforemakingelectrical connections. Connect n eutralwire(whiteor centerwire)to Connect n eutralwire(whiteor centerwire)to centerterminal(silver). centerterminal(silver).
  • Page 9 1. Remove center terminal block screw. Electrical Connection Options Remove appliance ground wire (green with yellow stripes) If your home has: And you will be Go to Section from external ground connector screw. Fasten it under center, connecting to: silver colored terminal block screw. 4-wire receptacle A UL listed, 4-wire connection:...
  • Page 10 Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) 4-wire connection: Direct Wire of power supply cable under the center screw of terminal block (hook facing right). Squeeze hooked end together. IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes Tighten screw.
  • Page 11 When connecting to the terminal block, place the hooked end of 3-wire connection: Power supply cord the wire under the screw of the terminal block (hook facing right), squeeze hooked end together and tighten screw. See example below. Use where local codes permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire.
  • Page 12 Optional 3-wire connection Use for direct wire or power supply cord where local codes do not permit connecting cabinet-ground conductor to neutral wire. 1. Remove center terminal block screw. Remove appliance ground wire (green with yellow stripes) from external ground connector screw. Connect appliance ground wire and the neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord/cable under center, silver colored terminal block screw.
  • Page 13 Proper connection of the drain hose protects your floors from damage due to water leakage. Carefully read and follow these instructions. 1o Wet the inside of the straight end of the drain hose with tap water. Do not use any other lubricant. 2.
  • Page 14 To prevent drain water from going back into the washer: 7. Attach the hose with the red coupling to the hot water (bottom) inlet valve. Screw on coupling by hand until seated • Do not straighten hooked end of the drain hose and force on the washer.
  • Page 15 Altemate installations for close clearances Venting systems come in many varieties. Select the type best for your installation. Three close-clearance installations are shown. Refer to the manufacturer's instructions provided with the vent Typical exhaust installations system. Typical installations vent the dryer from rear of the laundry center. Other installations are possible.
  • Page 16: Connect Vent

    Determine Vent Length Determine the number of elbows you will need. 1. Select the route that will provide the straightest and most IMPORTANT: Do not use vent runs longer than those direct path outdoors. Plan the installation to use the fewest specified in the Vent Length Chart.
  • Page 17: Features And Benefits

    13. To test the dryer, set the dryer on a full heat cycle (not an air cycle) for 20 minutes and start the dryer. If the dryer will not start, check the following: 1. Using a 4 in. (10.2 cm) clamp, connect vent to exhaust outlet •...
  • Page 18: Washer Use

    WASHER USE 10 REGULAR HEAVY DUTY - = eEN_ WA_ER "I_MP WATER LEVEL nINSE PERMANENT umuu PRESS IllllUl_110 SUPB112 KNIT/DELICATE PREWASH RINSE SOAK • Choose a load size that allows the load to move freely for best fabric care. See "Loading." •...
  • Page 19: Cycles

    This section describes the available wash cycles and will help When using extra detergent for heavily soiled clothes, or washing you make the best cycle selections for your wash loads. Each special-care items, you may find an extra rinse and spin is needed.
  • Page 20: Laundry Tips

    NOTE: The washer pauses briefly throughout each cycle. These pauses are normal for washer operation. LAUNDRY TIPS WASH RINSE Preparing clothes for washing Follow these recommendations to help you prolong the life of 1. Fill 1. Fill your garments. • Close zippers, snaps, and hooks to avoid snagging other items.
  • Page 21: Dryer Use

    DRYER USE PUSH TO AUTO DRY II NOm_Lor# START DRYER LESS DRY AIR DRY 1 TOUCH UP "riMED DRY Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to remove dust from storing and shipping. 1. Check the lint screen, clean if needed. See "Cleaning the Lint Screen."...
  • Page 22: Drying, Cycle And Temperature Tips

    Load clothes loosely into the dryer. Do not pack the dryer. Allow AUTO DRY II NORMAL space for clothes to tumble freely. The following chart shows examples of balanced loads that would allow for proper tumbling. LESS DRY Heavy work 2 pair pants, 3 work shirts clothes Belicates...
  • Page 23: Laundry Center Care

    Air Dry Use the Air Dry cycle for items that require drying without heat (_'_ _::_ #¢' _* _t.+IC_ _'/I" _4;;#?+_'#:t,#:;_4/'1 such as rubber, plastic and heat sensitive fabrics. This chart shows examples of items that can be dried using an air cycle. Every load cleaning The lint screen is located on the back wall of the dryer.
  • Page 24: Drain And Spin

    To wash 1. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. 2. Wet both sides of lint screen with hot water. Install and store your laundry center where it will not freeze. 3. Wet a nylon brush with hot water and liquid detergent. Scrub Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can damage lint screen with the brush to remove residue buildup.
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting Washer

    Washer won't drain or spin TROUBLESHOOTING Is the drain hose clogged, or the end of the drain hose WASHER more than 96 in. (2.4 m) above the floor? See "Installation Instructions" for proper installation of drain hose. First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid •...
  • Page 26 Washer basket is crooked Load is wrinkled Was the washer basket pulled forward during loading? Did you use the right cycle for the load being washed? The wash load should be balanced and not overloaded. Push Use a cycle with a low spin speed to reduce wrinkling. the basket to the center before starting wash.
  • Page 27: Troubleshooting Dryer

    Is the load properly sorted? Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy, TROUBLESHOOTING synthetics). Also sort by color. DRYER Is the load too big or too heavy? Dry smaller loads so lint can be carried to the lint screen. Was the load overdried? First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid Use correct dryer settings for load type.
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