Kenmore HE2 110.8656* Use & Care Manual

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Electric Dryer

Use & Care Guide
Secadora Eléctrica
Manual de uso y cuidado
Models/Modelos 110.8656 , 8657
= color number/número de color
Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.



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  • Page 1: Electric Dryer

    Electric Dryer Use & Care Guide Secadora Eléctrica Manual de uso y cuidado Models/Modelos 110.8656 , 8657 = color number/número de color 8572743 Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    PROTECTION AGREEMENTS............2 Master Protection Agreements WARRANTY..................3 Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new PEDESTAL OPTION WARRANTY ..........3 Kenmore ® product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require DRYER SAFETY................4 preventive maintenance or repair from time to time. That’s when INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS ..........5...
  • Page 3: Warranty

    WARRANTY PEDESTAL OPTION WARRANTY ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON HE2 DRYER For one year from the date of purchase, when installed and One Year Full Warranty on Pedestal operated according to the Use & Care Guide, this dryer will be repaired free of charge if defective in material or workmanship.
  • Page 4: Dryer Safety

    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 is the safety alert symbol. 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

    Stack Kit NOTE: Do not use leveling legs if installing the dryer on a pedestal. Are you planning to stack your Kenmore washer and dryer? To do Parts needed so, find the stack kit in the dryer drum. Follow instructions included with the kit.
  • Page 6 A level floor with a maximum slope of 1" (2.5 cm) under entire Custom undercounter installation - Dryer only dryer. (If slope is greater than 1" [2.5 cm], install Extended Dryer Feet Kit, Part No. 279810.) Clothes may not tumble 2"...
  • Page 7 6" (15.2 cm) Minimum installation spacing for cabinet installation The dimensions shown are for the minimum spacing allowed. For cabinet installation, with a door, minimum ventilation openings in the top of the cabinet are required. 72" 7" (17.8 cm) 7" (17.8 cm) (182.9 cm) 9"...
  • Page 8: Electrical Requirements

    Electrical Requirements It is your responsibility If your outlet looks like this: To contact a qualified electrical installer. To be sure that the electrical connection is adequate and in conformance with the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70-latest edition and all local codes and ordinances. 4-wire receptacle (14-30R) The National Electric Code requires a 4-wire supply connection for homes built after 1996, dryer circuits involved...
  • Page 9: Electrical Connection

    Electrical Connection Power Supply Cord Direct Wire WARNING WARNING Fire Hazard Fire Hazard Use 10 gauge solid copper wire. Use a new UL listed 30 amp power supply cord. Use a UL listed strain relief. Use a UL listed strain relief. Disconnect power before making electrical connections.
  • Page 10 Put power supply cord through the strain relief. Be sure Electrical Connection Options that the wire insulation on the power supply cord is inside the strain relief. The strain relief should have a tight fit with If your home has: And you will be Go to Section the dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position.
  • Page 11 1. Remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. 4-wire connection: Direct wire 2. Remove neutral ground wire from external ground conductor screw. Connect neutral ground wire and the neutral wire IMPORTANT: A 4-wire connection is required for mobile homes (white or center wire) of power supply cord under center, and where local codes do not permit the use of 3-wire silver-colored terminal block screw.
  • Page 12 3. Connect ground wire (green or bare) of direct wire cable to 1. Loosen or remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. external ground conductor screw. Tighten screw. 2. Connect neutral wire (white or center wire) of power supply cord to the center, silver-colored terminal screw of the terminal block.
  • Page 13 1. Loosen or remove center silver-colored terminal block screw. Optional 3-wire connection 2. Place the hooked end of the neutral wire (white or center wire) of direct wire cable under the center screw of terminal block Use for direct wire or power supply cord where local codes (hook facing right).
  • Page 14: Venting Requirements

    Venting Requirements DURASAFE™ vent products can be purchased from your WARNING local Sears store or Sears Service Center. For more information, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME ® (1-800-469-4663). Rigid metal vent For best drying performance, rigid metal vents are recommended. Rigid metal vent is recommended to prevent crushing and kinking.
  • Page 15: Plan Vent System

    Exhaust Optional exhaust installations This dryer can be converted to exhaust out the right side, left Recommended hood styles are shown here. side, or through the bottom. Contact your local dealer to have the dryer converted. WARNING 4" (10.2 cm) 4"...
  • Page 16: Install Vent System

    NOTE: The following kits for close clearance alternate Determine vent length and elbows needed for best installations are available for purchase. For further information, drying performance please call 1-800-4-MY-HOME ® (1-800-469-4663). Over-the-Top Installation: Use the Vent system chart below to determine type of vent Part Number 26-49900 material and hood combinations acceptable to use.
  • Page 17: Install Leveling Legs

    Install Leveling Legs Level Dryer Check the levelness of the dryer. Check levelness first side to side, then front to back. WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard Use two or more people to move and install dryer. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. 1.
  • Page 18 5. Rotate outer door 180°. 6. Reassemble the inner and outer door assemblies with the 6 screws. 180˚ Reverse hinge 1. Use a small flat-blade screwdriver to remove 2 plug strips Reverse the strike from the inner door. Slide the head of the screwdriver under the plugs, being certain not to scratch the inner door surface.
  • Page 19: Complete Installation

    Complete Installation 1. Check that all parts are now installed. If there is an extra part, 10. Select a Timed Dry heated cycle, and start the dryer. Do not go back through the steps to see which step was skipped. select the Air Only modifier.
  • Page 20: Dryer Use

    DRYER USE Starting Your Dryer WARNING WARNING Explosion Hazard Fire Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as No washer can completely remove oil. gasoline, away from dryer. Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on Do not dry anything that has ever had anything it (including cooking oils).
  • Page 21: Stopping Or Restarting Your Dryer

    To use a Timed Cycle Lock Controls Select a Timed Cycle. This feature allows you to lock your settings to prevent Press MORE TIME or LESS TIME until the desired drying unintended use of the dryer. You can also use the control lock time is displayed.
  • Page 22: Drying And Cycle Tips

    Drying and Cycle Tips Status Lights Select the correct cycle and dryness level or temperature for your Follow the progress of your dryer with the drying Status indicator load. If an Auto Cycle is running, the display shows the estimated lights.
  • Page 23: Cycles

    Cycles Select the drying cycle that matches the type of load you are Auto Cycles Preset Settings drying. See the Auto Cycles Preset Settings chart or the Timed Cycles Preset Settings chart. Auto Cycles Load Type Temperature Time* (Minutes) HEAVY DUTY High Heavyweight, towels JEANS...
  • Page 24: Modifiers

    Modifiers Options Use Modifiers to select temperatures for the Timed Cycles only. You can customize your cycles by selecting options. Press Temperature until the desired temperature setting illuminates. Temperature modifiers cannot be used with the Auto Cycles. WRINKLE GUARD ® WRINKLE GUARD ®...
  • Page 25: Tumble Free™ Non-Heated Dryer Rack

    TUMBLE FREE™ Non-Heated Dryer Rack The dryer rack is shipped in place in your dryer. Remove and 4. Close the door. discard any packing material before use. 5. Press the POWER button. Use the TUMBLE FREE™ Non-Heated Dryer Rack for items that 6.
  • Page 26: Dryer Care

    DRYER CARE As needed cleaning Cleaning the Dryer Location Laundry detergent and fabric softener residue can build up on the lint screen. This buildup can cause longer drying times for your Keep dryer area clear and free from items that would obstruct the clothes, or cause the dryer to stop before your load is completely flow of combustion and ventilation air.
  • Page 27: Removing Accumulated Lint

    Moving care Removing Accumulated Lint For power supply cord-connected dryers: From Inside the Dryer Cabinet 1. Unplug the power supply cord. Lint should be removed every 2 years, or more often, depending 2. Make sure leveling legs are secure in dryer base. on dryer usage.
  • Page 28: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING First try the solutions suggested here and possibly avoid the cost of a service call... Dryer Operation Dryer Results Dryer will not run Clothes are not drying satisfactorily, drying times are too long, or load is too hot Has a household fuse blown, or has a circuit breaker tripped? Is the lint screen clogged with lint? There may be 2 fuses or circuit breakers for the dryer.
  • Page 29 WARNING Lint on load Is the lint screen clogged? Clean lint screen. Check for air movement. Stains on load or drum Was dryer fabric softener properly used? Explosion Hazard Add dryer fabric softener sheets at the beginning of the cycle. Fabric softener sheets added to a partially dried load can Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as stain your garments.
  • Page 30 Notes...

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He2 110.8657