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Kenmore 4900 series Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions page 27

Front-loading automatic washer
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Make sure that the shipping
bolts are removed.
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Make sure your Washer is not touching
any other object.
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Make sure the laundry load is balanced.
Stops.
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Plug the power cord into a live electricN
outlet.
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Check the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
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Close the door and press the Start/Pause
Button to start
your Washer.
For your safety, your Washer will not tumble or spin unless
the door is closed.
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Before your Washer starts to fill, it will make a series of
clicking noises to check the door lock and do a quick drain.
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There may be a pause or soak period in the cycle. Wait
briefly and it may start.
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Check the screens on the inlet hoses at the faucets for
obstructions.
Clean the screens periodicNly.
Fills with the wrong
temperature
water.
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Turn both faucets
on fully.
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Make sure the temperature
selection
is correct.
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Make sure the hoses are connected
to the correct faucets.
Flush water lines.
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Disconnect
the hoses and clean the screens. The hose filter
screens may be clogged.
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As your Washer is filling, the water temperature
may change
as the automatic
temperature
control feature checks
incoming water temperature.
This is normal.
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While your Washer is filling, you may notice just hot and/or
just cold water going through the dispenser
when cold or
warm wash temperatures
are selected.
This is a normal
function
of the automatic
temperature
control feature as your
Washer determines
the temperature
of the water.
Door locked or will not open.
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Press the Start/Pause
Button to stop your Washer.
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Your Washer door will remain locked during the heating
portion of the Sanitize Cycle
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It may take a few moments
for the door lock mechanism
to
disengage.
Does not drain and/or
spin.
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Check the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
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Straighten the drain hoses. Eliminate kinked hoses. If there is
a drain restriction,
call for service.
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Close the door and press the Start/Pause
Button. For your
safety, your Washer will not tumble or spin unless the door is
closed.
Load is too wet at the end of the cycle.
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Use the High or Extra High spin speed.
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Use high efficiency
detergent
to reduce over-sudsing.
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Load is too small. Very small loads (one or two items) may
become unbalanced
and not spin out completely.
Leaks water.
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Make sure the door is firmly closed.
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Make sure all hose connections
are tight.
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Make sure the end of the drain hose is correctly
inserted and
secured to the drainage system.
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Avoid overloading.
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Use high efficiency
detergent
to prevent over-sudsing.
Has excessive
suds.
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Use high efficiency detergent
to prevent over-sudsing.
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Reduce the detergent
amount for soft water, small or lightly
soiled loads.
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Non-HE detergent
is NOT recommended.
Load too wet
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Did you use the right cycle for the load being washed?
Select a cycle with a higher spin speed.
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Did you wash a single item or bulky items or have you
overloaded
the washer?
A single item, bulky items, or overloading
may cause
imbalance. Add items or try to evenly distribute
your wet
laundry in the drum, and start a Drain & Spin cycle. If the
laundry is still wet, take half of the load out of the washer and
try again.
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Did you use HE detergent?
Suds during rinse and spin cycles can reduce spin speed.
Use HE detergent.
Residue, lint, stains on load; gray whites,
dingy colors
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Did you add detergent
to the dispenser?
For best results, add detergent
to the detergent
compartment.
Do not add detergent
to the washer drum.
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Did you sort properly?
Sort lint givers (towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy,
synthetics).
Dye transfer can occur when mixing whites and
colors in a load. Sort dark clothes from whites and lights.
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Did you overload the washer?
Do not overload the washer. The washer can be fully loaded,
but not tightly packed. The wash load must be balanced.
Lint
can be trapped in the load if overloaded.
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Checkthe
following:
Was paper or tissue left in pockets?
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