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Kenmore 3979964 User Instructions page 5

Kenmore clothes dryer user manual
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Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable
materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from dryer.
Do not dry anything that has ever had anything
on it (even after washing).
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death,
explosion, or fire.
Fire Hazard
No washer can completely remove oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on
it (including cooking oils).
Items containing foam, rubber, or plastic must be dried
on a clothesline or by using an Air Cycle.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in death
or fire.
This booklet covers several different models. Your dryer may not
have all of the cycles and features described.
Before using your dryer, wipe the dryer drum with a damp cloth to
remove dust from storing and shipping.
1. Load clothes loosely into the dryer and close the door. Do not
pack the dryer. Allow space for clothes to tumble freely.
2. Turn the Cycle Selector Control to the recommended
for the type of load being dried. Use the Normal Dry cycle,
called out by an asterisk (*) to dry most heavy to medium
weight fabrics.
3. Set the Temperature control, to the recommended
setting for
the type of fabric being dried. See "Dryer Cycle Descriptions"
(separate sheet) for temperature
4. (OPTIONAL) Your dryer may have a WRINKLE GUARD c,_
feature selector. When you are unable to remove a load from
the dryer as soon as it stops, wrinkles can form. This feature
periodically tumbles, rearranges and fluffs the load without
heat to help avoid wrinkling.
5o (OPTIONAL) If you want the dryer to sound a signal when the
cycle is finished, set the END OF CYCLE SIGNAL control to
ON, or to the volume level you prefer (on some models). The
signal is helpful when you are drying permanent
and other items that should be removed from the
dryer as soon as it stops.
If desired, add a fabric softener sheet. Use only ones labeled
as dryer safe. Follow package instructions.
Press the PUSH TO START button.
Stopping and Restarting
You can stop your dryer anytime during a cycle.
To stop your dryer
Open the dryer door or turn the Cycle Selector Control to OFF.
NOTE: The Cycle Selector Control should point to an Off area
when the dryer is not in use.
To restart your dryer
1. Close the door.
2. Select a new cycle and temperature (if desired).
Use the dryer rack to dry items such as sweaters and pillows
without tumbling. The drum turns, but the rack does not move.
If your model does not have a dryer rack, you may be able to
purchase one. To find out whether your model allows dryer rack
usage and to obtain ordering information, please refer to the back
page of this manual or contact the dealer from whom you
purchased your dryer.
NOTE: You must remove dryer rack for normal tumbling. Do not
use automatic cycles with the dryer rack.
Dryer Rack
Use with 29 in. (73.7 cm) wide dryers. Air circulates in a
pattern over and around clothes to allow efficient
and uniform drying.
Heated Dryer Rack
Use with 27 in. (69 cm) wide dryers. Air circulates in a concentrated
pattern over, under and through clothes, significantly reducing
drying time.
To use the dryer rack:
1. 29 in. (73.7 cm) Wide Dryer
Slide rear pegs into the dimples on the back wall of the dryer.
Lower the front legs to rest on the dryer opening.
27 in. (69 cm) Wide Dryer
Do not remove lint screen. Slide dryer rack over the bottom of
the dryer door opening. Push down to secure it on the frame.
Put wet items on the rack. Leave space between items so air
can reach all surfaces. Do not allow items to hang over the
edge of the rack. Close the door.
3. Select cycle, temperature and time to match the fabrics in
your load. Items containing
foam, rubber, or plastic must be
dried on a clothesline or by using an air cycle. Refer to the
following table.
4. Star[ the dryer. Reset time to complete drying, if needed.
Rack Dry
Washable wool items (block
20 min.
to shape and lay flat on rack)
Stuffed toys or pillows (cotton
20 min.
or polyester fiber filled)
Stuffed toys/pillows
20 - 50
rubber filled)
(no heat)



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