Download Print this page

Care And Cleaning - Kenmore C48072 Use & Care Manual

Tumble action washer
Hide thumbs


Care and Cleaning

(Lock tab is visible only after drawer has
been pulled out)
Figure 4
Follow Winterizing
Instructions for cold
weather care.
IMPORTANT: Do not load garments or other items in the washer when cleaning the
inside of the washer.
Add a 1/2 cup of liquid bleach to the detergent compartment of the dispenser
drawer and fill the bleach dispenser compartment to the Max Fill level and run
WITHOUT a clothes load using the Normal Cycle setting.
For other inside cleaning
Remove items from the washer as soon as the cycle ends. Excess wrinkling, color
transfer, and odors may develop in items left in the washer.
Before cleaning the washer interior, unplug the electrical power cord to avoid
Figure 1
electrical shock hazards.
Dry around the washer door opening, flexible gasket, and door glass. These areas
should always be clean to ensure a water tight seal.
When extremely soiled items have been washed, a dirty residue may remain on the
drum. Remove this by wiping the drum with a nonabrasive household cleanser. Rinse
thoroughly with water.
Periodically, wipe dry the folds in the bottom of the flexible gasket to remove lint and
other debris.
The plastic drum vanes may become stained from fabric dye. Clean these parts with
a nonabrasive household cleanser. This prevents dye transfer to future loads.
Cleaning the Dispenser Drawer Area
Detergent and fabric softener may build up in the dispenser drawer. Residue should
Figure 2
be removed once or twice a month.
Remove the drawer by first sliding the safety latch to the right, then pulling the drawer
out until it stops. (Figure 1
Reach back into the left rear corner of the drawer cavity and press down firmly on
the lock tab (left rear portion of the drawer). Pull out the drawer. (Figure 2)
Remove the insert from the bleach and fabric softener compartments. (Figure 3)
Rinse the drawer and inserts with hot tap water to remove traces of accumulated
powders and liquids. Large amounts of fabric softener residue may indicate improper
dilution or more frequent cleaning is required.
To clean the drawer opening, use a small brush to clean the recess. Remove all
residue from the upper and lower parts of the recess. (Figure 4)
Replace the insert pressing the "X" to lock it in place. Return the dispenser drawer.
When washing is completed, wipe top and sides of washer with a damp cloth. Turn
water faucets off to prevent pressure build-up in the hoses.
As needed, clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty
or abrasive cleansers. If door or console becomes stained, clean with diluted
Figure 3
chlorine bleach [1/2 cup (120 ml) in 1 quart (.95 L) water]. Rinse several times with
clear water.
Remove glue residue from tape or labels with a mixture of warm water and mild
detergent. Or, touch residue with the sticky side of the tape or label.
When cleaning chrome parts use Windex with ammonia or any of the cleaning items
mentioned for cleaning the cabinet.
Before moving the washer, place a strip of cardboard or thin fiberboard under the
front leveling legs to prevent floor damage.
Winterizing Instructions
If the washer is stored in an area where freezing can occur or moved in freezing
temperatures, follow these winterizing instructions to prevent damage to the washer:
1. Turn off water supply faucets.
2. Disconnect hoses from water supply and drain water from hoses.
3. Plug electrical cord into a properly grounded electrical outlet.
4. Add 1 gallon (3.8 L) nontoxic recreational vehicle (RV) antifreeze to empty wash
drum. Close door.
5. Select the Drain/Spin cycle. Press START and let the washer drain for 1 minute to
drain out all the water. Not all of the RV antifreeze will be expelled.
6. Press Pause/Cancel twice, unplug electrical power cord, dry off drum interior and
close door.
7. Remove dispenser drawer. Drain any water in compartments and dry compartments.
Replace drawer.
8. Store washer in an upright position.
9. To remove antifreeze from washer after storage, run empty washer through a
complete cycle using detergent. Do not add wash load

Hide quick links:



This manual is also suitable for: