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Washer Safety - Kenmore 4900 series Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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WASHER 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 "WARNING"
or "CAUTION."
These words mean:
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Hazards or unsafe practices
that may result in severe personal
injury or death.
Hazards or unsafe practices
that may result
in minor personal
injury or property damage.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential
hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
iMPORTANT SAFETY iNSTRUCTiONS
WARNING:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the washer, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
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Read all instructions before using the appliance.
With any equipment
using electricity
and moving
parts,
potential
hazards exist. To safely operate this appliance,
become familiar with its operation
and be careful when
using it.
Install and store your washer inside, away from exposure to
weather.
Install and level your washer on a floor that can support
its
weight.
Your washer must be properly grounded.
Never plug it into
an ungrounded
outlet.
To reduce the risk of fire or explosion:
Do not wash items that have been washed, soaked,
or
treated with gasoline,
dry cleaning solvents,
or other
flammable
or explosive
substances.
They give off vapors
that could ignite or explode.
Rinse by hand any material that
has been exposed to cleaning solvent or other flammable
liquids or solids before putting in your washer. Be sure
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Unplug the power cord before servicing
your washer.
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Do not reach into the appliance
when the tumbler
is moving.
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Do not let children
play on or in your washer. The washer
door isn't easily opened from the inside, and a child could
be seriously injured if trapped
inside.
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Do not tamper with the controls.
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Do not repair, replace, or service any part of your washer
yourself unless you fully understand
the recommended
user-repair
instructions and have the skills to carry them
out. Work done by an unauthorized
person may void your
warranty.
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Store laundry detergents
and other laundry supplies in a
cool, dry place out of children's
reach.
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Do not wash or dry items that are soiled with vegetable
or cooking oil. These items may contain some oil after
laundering.
Due to the remaining oil, the fabric may smoke
or catch fire by itself.
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Do not use chlorine
bleach, ammonia, or acids (such as
that all traces of such liquids, solids, and fumes have
been removed.
Dangerous substances
include acetone,
denatured
alcohol, gasoline,
kerosene, certain liquid
household
cleaners and spot removers, turpentine,
waxes,
and wax removers.
Do not put gasoline, dry cleaning solvents,
or other
flammable
or explosive
substances
into the washer.
Under certain conditions,
hydrogen gas may be produced
in a hot water system-such
as your hot water heater-- that
has not been used for two weeks or more. HYDROGEN
GAS IS EXPLOSIVE.
If your hot water system has not been
used for two weeks or more, turn on all hot water faucets
in your home, and let the water flow for several minutes
before using your washer. This will release any hydrogen gas
build-up.
Since hydrogen
gas is flammable,
do not smoke
or light an open flame during this time.
vinegar
or rust remover) in the same wash. Hazardous
fumes can form.
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Do not machine wash fiberglass
materials. Small particles
can stick to fabrics washed in subsequent
loads and cause
skin irritation.
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Before disposing
of your washer, remove the door so that
children or small animals cannot get trapped
inside.
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Do not sit on the top of your Washer.
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Inlet hoses are subject to damage and deterioration
over
time. Check the hoses periodically
for bulges, kinks, cuts,
wear or leaks, and replace them every five years.
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Ensure pockets are free from small irregularly shaped hard
objects or foreign materials, such as coins, knives, pins, etc.
These objects could damage your washer.
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Do not wash clothing with large buckles, buttons, or other
heavy metal.
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