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Important Safety Instructions - Kenmore 417.4112 Series Use & Care Manual

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Important Safety Instructions

WARNING
To reduce the risk of fi re, electrical shock, or injury to
persons when using this washer, comply with the basic
warnings listed below. Failure to comply with these
warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow
these Important Safety Instructions:
PREVENT FIRE
• Do not wash items that have been previously cleaned in,
soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, cleaning solvents,
kerosene, cooking oils, waxes, etc. Do not store these items
on or near the washer. These substances give off vapors or
chemical reactions that could ignite or explode.
• Do not put oily or greasy rags or clothing on top of the
washer. These substances give off vapors that could
ignite the materials.
• Do not add gasoline, cleaning solvents, or other fl am-
mable or explosive substances to the wash water. These
substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode.
• Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be pro-
duced in a hot water system that has not been used for
2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the
hot water system has not been used for such a period,
before using the washer, turn on all hot water faucets
and let the water fl ow from each for several minutes.
This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. Hy-
drogen gas is fl ammable; do not smoke or use an open
fl ame during this time.
• Do not store or use gasoline or other fl ammable vapors
or liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
• Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fi re,
explosion, serious bodily injury and/or damage to the
rubber or plastic parts of the washer.
PROTECT CHILDREN
• Do not allow children to play on or in the washer. Close
supervision of children is necessary when the washer is
used near children. As children grow, teach them the
proper, safe use of all appliances.
• Destroy the carton, plastic bag and other packing ma-
terials after the washer is unpacked. Children might use
them for play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads or
plastic sheets can become airtight chambers.
• Keep laundry products out of children's reach. To prevent
personal injury, observe all warnings on product labels.
• Before the washer is removed from service or discarded,
remove the washer door to prevent accidental entrapment.
• Failure to comply with these warnings could result in seri-
ous personal injuries.
PREVENT INJURY
• To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during
operation, the washer must be installed and electrically
grounded by a qualifi ed service person in accordance
with local codes. Installation instructions are packed in
the washer for installer's reference. Refer to INSTALLA-
TION INSTRUCTIONS for detailed grounding proce-
dures. If the washer is moved to a new location, have it
checked and reinstalled by a qualifi ed service person.
• To prevent personal injury or damage to the washer, the
electrical power cord of the washer must be plugged
into a properly grounded and polarized 3-prong outlet.
The third grounding prong must never be removed.
Never ground the
washer to a gas
pipe. Do not use an
extension cord or
an adaptor plug.
• Follow package directions when using laundry products.
Incorrect usage can produce poisonous gas - resulting in
serious injury or death.
• Do not combine laundry products for use in 1 load unless
specifi ed on the label.
• Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acids such
as vinegar.
PREVENT INJURY AND DAMAGE TO THE WASHER
To prevent serious personal injury and damage to the
washer:
• All repairs and servicing must be performed by an au-
thorized servicer unless specifi cally recommended in this
Use & Care Guide. Use only authorized factory parts.
• Do not tamper with controls.
• Do not install or store the washer where it will be ex-
posed to the weather.
• Do not install on carpet. Install washer on a solid fl oor. It
may be necessary to reinforce the fl oor to prevent vibra-
tion or movement.
• To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect this appli-
ance from the power supply before attempting any user
maintenance. Turning the controls to the OFF position
does not disconnect this appliance from the power sup-
ply.
• To prevent injury, do not reach into the washer while
parts are moving. Before loading, unloading or adding
items, push in the cycle selector knob and allow the drum
to coast to a complete stop before reaching inside.
• This washer is equipped with an electrical overload pro-
tector. The motor will stop if it becomes overheated.
• Failure to comply with these warnings could result in seri-
ous personal injuries.
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