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Important Safety Instructions - Kenmore Tumble action washer Use & Care Manual

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This Owner's Guide provides general operating
instructions for your washer. It also contains
information about features for several other
models. Your washer may not have every
feature included here.
Use the washer only as instructed in this Owner's
Guide and the Operating Instructions card
included with your washer.
Instructional DVD
An instructional DVD has been included with
your washer. It highlights features unique to
this tumble action washer and will help you
operate your washer correctly. This DVD is
especially helpful if your previous washer was
a top load model.
Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors or liquids in the vicinity of
this or any other appliance.
Avoid fire hazard or electrical
shock. Do not use an adaptor plug or
extension cord or remove grounding prong
from electrical power cord. Failure to follow
this warning can cause serious injury, fire
or death.
Grounding type
Do not under any
wall receptacle
circumstances, cut,
remove, or bypass the
grounding prong from
this plug.
Power supply cord with 3-prong
grounding plug
CORRECT Use this way ONLY
CORRECT Use this way ONLY
CORRECT Use this way ONLY
CORRECT Use this way ONLY
CORRECT Use this way ONLY
Do not use or mix liquid
chlorine bleach with other household
chemicals such as toilet cleaners, rust
removers, acid or products containing
ammonia. These mixtures can produce
dangerous fumes which can cause serious
injury or death.
Note: The instructions appearing in this Owner's
Guide 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.

Important Safety Instructions

Read all instructions before using this washer.
To reduce the risk of fire, 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.
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 flammable or explosive substances
to the wash water. These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode.
Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced 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 flow from each for several minutes. This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas.
Hydrogen gas is flammable; do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in fire, 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 materials 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 serious personal injuries.
Prevent Injury
To prevent shock hazard and assure stability during operation, the washer must be
installed and electrically grounded by a qualified service person in accordance with local codes.
Installation instructions are packed in the washer for installer's reference. Refer to INSTALLATION
INSTRUCTIONS for detailed grounding procedures. If the washer is moved to a new location, have
it checked and reinstalled by a qualified 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 specified on the label.
Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acids such as vinegar.
To prevent serious personal injury and damage to the washer:
All repairs and servicing must be performed by an authorized servicer unless specifically
recommended in this Owner's Guide. Use only authorized factory parts.
Do not tamper with controls.
Do not install or store the washer where it will be exposed to the weather.
Do not install on carpet. Install washer on a solid floor. It may be necessary to reinforce the
floor to prevent vibration or movement.
To reduce the risk of electric shock, disconnect this appliance from the power supply
before attempting any user maintenance. Turning the controls to the OFF position does not
disconnect this appliance from the power supply.
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.
Failure to comply with these warnings could result in serious personal injuries.
This washer is equipped with an electrical overload protector. The motor will stop if it becomes
overheated. The washer will automatically restart after a cool down period of up to 30 minutes,
if the washer has not been manually turned off during this time.
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