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Kenmore 3405602 Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
27-Inch Wide
ELECTRIC
DRYERS
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IMPORTANT:
Read and follow all safety
and operating
instructions
before first use of this product.
Your dryer may look different
from the dryer shown.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
PART NO. 3405602
PRINTED
IN U.S.A.
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  • Page 1 ==,_ =,.= IMPORTANT: Read and follow all safety and operating instructions before first use of this product. Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. PART NO. 3405602 PRINTED Your dryer may look different from the dryer shown. IN U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Installation

    CARING FOR YOUR DRYER TROUBLESHOOTING SEARS MAINTENANCE Please read this manual,, It will help you install and operate your new Kenmore dryer in the safest and most economical way. For ,more information about the care and operation of Kenmore appliances call your nearest Sears store.
  • Page 3 FULL 1-YEAR WARRANTY ON MECHANICAL ELECTRICAL PARTS For one year from the date of purchase, when this dryer is installed and operated according to the instructions in the Owner's Manual, Sears will repair or replace any mechanical or electrical parts in this dryer, if defective in material or workmanship.
  • Page 4: Your Safety

    YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT TO US. WARNING" To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your dryer, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Read all instructions before using the dryer. • Do not dry articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, other flammable or explosive...
  • Page 5: Select Location

    INSTALLATION OVERVIEW For a complete list of tools and parts needed, see pages 5-7. A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR DRYER (pgs. 8-9) Standard Installation (p. 8) _--.-------------- B. INSTALL LEVELING LEGS (p. 10) Tools Needed: Adjustable Two corner posts wrench (from dryer carton) Flashlight (optional...
  • Page 6 (.3. MAKE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION If using a power cord: Tools Needed: V4-1nch nut #2 Phillips head driver (shown) screwdriver or socket wrench Flashlight (optional depending on installation) If making a direct wire connection: Tools Needed: V4-1nch nut #2 Phillips head screwdriver driver (shown) or socket wrench...
  • Page 7 D. CONNECT EXHAUST (pgs. 19-23) Tools Needed: Tin snips Duct tape Flashlight (optional Flat-bladed depending on installation) screwdriver Parts Needed: 4-Inch metal elbow(s) 4-Inch heavy or flexible metal vent (optional depending 4-Inch outlet exhaust hood diameter clamps on installation) (4) 4-Inch...
  • Page 8: Standard Installation

    A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR DRYER Selecting the proper location for your dryer makes installation easier and gives you the best drying performance. STANDARD INSTALLATION Check location where dryer will be installed. Proper installation is your responsibility. Make sure you have everything necessary for correct installation including proper...
  • Page 9: Product Dimensions

    RECESSED AREA/CLOSET INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Check governing codes and ordinances. This dryer may be installed in a recessed area or closet. Confined or Recessed Area Installation Exhausting the dryer outside is recom- mended. The moisture and lint indoors may cause: • Lint to gather inside and around the dryer and be a fuel for a fire.
  • Page 10: Install Leveling

    B. INSTALL LEVELING LEGS Leveling your dryer correctly will reduce operating noise and provide improved drying performance. S'rEP 1. Take two of the cardboard corners from the carton. Place them on the floor in back of the dryer. STEP 2. Firmly grasp the body of the dryer (not the top or console panel).
  • Page 11: Electrical Connection Options

    C. MAKE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION It is your responsibility: • To contact a qualified electrical installer. . TO assure that the electrical installation i._; a dequate and in conformance the National Electrical Code, ANSI/ NFPA 70-latest edition and all local codes and ordinances. Copies of the code standards listed above may bE;...
  • Page 12 I. THREE-WIRE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO RECEPTACLE Use a 3-wire power supply cord: Electrical Shock Hazard Turn power supply off before connecting cord. Use a new 30-ampere power supply cord. Plug into a grounded outlet. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
  • Page 13 STEP 3. Attach a 3/4-inch, U.L.-listed, strain relief to the hole below terminal block opening. Strain relief should have a tight fit with dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position. Put the power supply cord through the strain relief. STEP 4.
  • Page 14 STEP lb. Cut 1 inch of insulation from the end of each insulated wire. Shape the end of each wire into a "U" shaped hook. STEP 2. Remove hold-down screw and terminal block cover. Terminalblockcover Hold-down screw STEP 3. Attach a 3/4-inch, U.L.-listed, strain relief to the hole below terminal block opening.
  • Page 15: Alternate Connection

    ALTERNATE CONNECTION: If local codes do not permit the connection of a frame-grounding conductor to the neutral wire: STEP 1. Make sure the power supply to the dryer is off. STEP 2. Make sure the power supply cord or direct wire cable is in place (see steps 1-3 on pages 12-13 for power cord connections or steps 1-3 on pages 13-14...
  • Page 16 III. MAKE FOUR-WIRE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION TO RECEPTACLE Use a 4-wire power supply cord: Electrical Shock Hazard Turn power' supply off before ('onnecting cord. Use a new 30-ampere power supply cord. Plug into a grounded outlet. Failure to follow these instructions (;an result indeath, fire, or electrical...
  • Page 17 STEP 3. Attach a 3/4-inch, U.L.-listed, strain relief to the hole below terminal block opening. Strain relief should have a tight fit with dryer cabinet and be in a horizontal position. Put the power supply cord through the strain relief. STEP 4.
  • Page 18 IV. FOUR-WIRE ELECTRICAL CONNECTION (DIRECT WIRE) Prepare cable as directed: Electrical Shock Hazard 1"urn power supply off before connecting wires. Use 10 gauge solid copper wire. ElectricaUy ground dryer. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
  • Page 19 STI-P 5. Connect neutral grounding and the neutral wire (white or center) of direct wire cable under the center screw of terminal block. Centersilver-colored terminal blockscrew External ground Whiteneutralwire connector Barecopper wire Neutral grounding wire 3/_,,, U .L.-listed, (green/yell0w) strainrelief 4-Wire Connection with Direct Wire ;and Frame-Grounding...
  • Page 20 ROUTE THE VENT Typical installations exhaust from the rear of the d .ryer. Avoid pushing the dryer tightly against a 'wall. This can crush or kink the vent. Use the straightest path you can, where possible. Avoid 90 ° turns. Rear exhaust installations for standard offset connections...
  • Page 21: Determine Vent Length

    DETERMINE VENT LENGTH Maximum Exhaust Lengths: • Rear Exhaust. The maximum length of the rear exhaust system depends on the type of vent, the number of elbows, and the type of exhaust hood. Refer to the chart below. • Sfde or Bottom Exhaust. Side or bottom exhaust adds a 90 °...
  • Page 22 STEP 4. Connect heavy metal vent to elbow. Tape the joint with duct tape. Tighten clamp. STEP 5. Install one end of elbow on heavy metal vent, the other end to the exhaust hood. Tape joints and tighten clamps. Finish Installation.
  • Page 23 OFFSET CONNECTIONS WITH CLOSE CLEARANCES When your exhaust vent is in a close clearance behind the dryer, or if you are installing your dryer in a recessed or closet, you will find it helpful to install the exhaust vent over-the-top* of the dryer.
  • Page 24: Final Steps

    Take a few minutes to complete this checklist. It will help assure you that you have a proper installation and increase your satisfaction your Kenmore dryer. [] Check that all parts you removed from the parts packages are now installed.
  • Page 25 STARTING YOUR DRYER Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and wapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Do not dry anything that has ever had anything flammable on it (even after washing). Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, explosion, or fire.
  • Page 26 CYCLE DESCRIPTION The AUTO DRY Cycle saves you time by providing the best drying results in the shortest time.This can help you save money on utility bills and reduce the risk of fabric damage. AUTO DRY CYCLE Use this cycle for most loads. Drying time varies according to type of fabric, size of load, and dryness setting.
  • Page 27 FABRIC/TEMPERATURE CONTROL Proper use of this control helps ensure that fabrics are dried at the right temperature for maximum life. Use this control to select the drying temperature that matches the fabrics in your load. • Select LOW for delicate fabrics. Select Hr,GH for durable fabrics such as sturdy work clothes or bath towels.
  • Page 28 USING AIR DRY/AIR FLUFF Using these cycles gives you all the benefits of hang drying with a shorter drying time. Use the AIR DRY Cycle to get up to 30 minutes of drying time in room tem- perature air. Use this setting for items that will not tolerate heat such as plastics and foam rubber.
  • Page 29: End-Of-Cycle

    Pilling is the natural result of wearing washing of garments. Kenmore dryers help prevent overdrying so you get outstanding fabric care. In the AUTO DRY and TIMED DRY Cycles, clothes are dried at the temperature you selected until the last few minutes of the cycle.
  • Page 30 USING WRINKLE GUARD WRINKLE GUARD helps keep your permanent press items wrinkle free when you don't unload the dryer promptly at the end of the AUTO DRY Cycle. If you do not open the door at the end of the AUTO DRY Cycle, WRINKLE GUARD will tumble the clothes without heat for about 15 seconds periodically throughout...
  • Page 31 HEATEDDR_.RACK:-"., Tl_e dry rack Was s.hipped ontop: of your dryer. Rerfiove shipping Use the heated drying rack to machine necessarily The dry rack gives you concentrated heat for efficient It also reduces items that have buckles. To Use the Heated Dry Rack: Do not remow;...
  • Page 32: Sorting Clothes

    Follow these recommendations help save on utility bills and prolong the life of your garments. PREPARING CLOTHES FOR DRYING • Refer to your Washer Owner's Manual for proper washing techniques additional laundry tips. ° See page 4 of this book for Important Safety Instructions.
  • Page 33 DRYING TIPS :: .- •. • Close zippers, snaps, and hooks to avoid snagging other items. Remove heat-sensitive trim that can be damaged by drying. Tie strings and sashes so they will not tangle. • Check garments for spots and stains left after washing.
  • Page 34: Cleaning Your Dryer

    This section explains how to care for your dryer properly and safely. Proper care of your dryer can extend its life and help you avoid costly service calls. EXTERIOR Use a soft, damp cloth to clean the cabinet and console. Avoid using harsh abrasives.
  • Page 35: Cleaning The Lint Screen

    CLEANING LINT SCREEN Remove Lint Before Every Load The lint screen is located in the door opening. Remove lint before every load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time. To clean: STEP 1. Pull the lint screen straight up. STEP 2.
  • Page 36 CHECKING FOR AIR FLOW OBSTRUCTION From time to time, you may find it helpful to check your dryer and exhaust system for proper air flow. Poor air flow can result in longer drying times. To check for air flow obstruction: STEP 1.
  • Page 37: Changing The Drum Light

    CHANGING THE DRUM LIGHT The dryer light automatically turns on inside the dryer drum when you open the door. To replace bulb: STEP 1. Unplug power supply cord or turn off electrical power supply. STEP 2. Open the dryer door. Remove the screw that holds the lens in place.
  • Page 38 Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Using the charts below ,will save you time and money by helping you avoid unnecessary service callls. Problem Possible Cause Not Drying Lint screen is clogged with lint. Satisfactorily Restricted air movement.
  • Page 39 Problem Possible Cause Dryer Will Using a regular fuse. Not Run Dryer door not firmly closed. (con't) PUSH TO START Button not firmly pressed. Controls not set in an ON position. Lint in Load Lint screen is clogged. Improper sorting. Load is too big or heavy.
  • Page 40 Service What We Sell". Sears Maintenance Agreement Maintain the value of your Kenmore Electric Dryer with a Sears Maintenance Agreement. Kenmore Electric Dryers are designed,...
  • Page 42 Forthe repair or repla(:ementparts you need delivereddirectly' to yourhome Call 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278) For in-home major brandrepair service Call 24 hours a day, 7 d,_ysa week 1-800-4--REPAIR (1-800-473-7247) Forthe locationof a Sears Partsand Repair Center in youraLrea Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week 1-800-488-1;_22...