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Kenmore 4908 series Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Front=Loading Automatic Washer
Models 4908*
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to use only HE High
Code n ° : DC68-02883A-01
Sears Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3



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  • Page 1 Front=Loading Automatic Washer Models 4908* _[_i_i_ ¸ _Ji_, ¸¸ Designed to use only HE High Efficiency Detergent Code n ° : DC68-02883A-01 Sears Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Your purchase has added value because you can depend on Sears HomeCentraP Technicians and more than a million parts and accessories, have the tools, parts, knowledge We Service What We Sell. Your KENMORE and tested to provide years of dependable all products, Maintenance program, affordably The Sears Protection...
  • Page 3: Kenmore Elite_Washer Warranty

    Sears Service Department Canada or an authorized agent. Warranty Restriction if this washer is used for other than private family purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase. Use of any laundry detergent...
  • Page 4: Washer Safety

    All safety messages will tell you what the potential happen if the instructions are not followed. WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the washer, follow basic precautions, including the following: Read all instructions before using the appliance.
  • Page 5: Installation Requirements

    14" (35.5cm) 14"(35.5cm) Water supply hose Stacking Are you on planing to stack your Kenmore washer and dryer? To do so, purchase an optional from your local Sears store or Sears Service Center. Follow instructions included with the kit. See "Location...
  • Page 6: Electrical Requirements

    A water heater set to deliver 120°F (49°C) water to the washer. A grounded electrical outlet located where the power cord is attached to the back of the washer. See "Electrical Requirements." Hot and cold water faucets located within 4 ft (1.2 m) of the hot and cold water fill valves, and water pressure of 20-100 psi (137.9-689.6...
  • Page 7 2" (5 cm). The minimum 17 gal. (64 L) per minute. The top of the standpipe no higher than 96" (2.4 m) from the bottom of the washer. 1"(2.9cm) Laundry tub drain system (view A) The laundry tub needs a minimum 20 gal. (76 L) capacity.
  • Page 8 Do not ground to a gas pipe. Check with a qualified electrician washer is properly grounded. Do not have a fuse in the neutral or ground circuit. For a grounded, This washer must be grounded. or breakdown, shock by providing current. This washer is equipped equipment-grounding...
  • Page 9: Installation Instructions

    B. Washer Connect the inlet hoses to the water Make sure the washer drum is empty. 1. Check the inlet hose to ensure a washer is inside each fill hose. Thread the inlet hoses to the HOT and COLD faucet connections.
  • Page 10 Laundry Connect the drain hose form to the corrugated B. Bend drain hose over drain hose form and snap into To keep drain water from going back into the washer: Do not straighten drain hose into standpipe. enough to provide a gap for air.
  • Page 11 Level your washer by turning the leveling legs in or out as necessary by hand or the wrench included with your washer. When your washer is level, tighten the nuts using the wrench or (-) driver.
  • Page 12: Features And Benefits

    Auto Water Level Adjusting to the size of the load, this feature allows the washer to use the minimal amount of water needed to clean and rinse the clothes. With a low water level, you can obtain the same results with smaller amounts of additives.
  • Page 13: Washer Use

    The following is a guide to using your washer. Please refer to specific sections of this manual for more detailed Do not store laundry products on the top surface of this washer. Vibration is normal during operation. WASHER USE...
  • Page 14 Before your washer starts to fill, it will make a series of clicking noises to check the door lock and do a quick drain. NOTE: When the cycle is complete, the Door Lock light will go out and "End"...
  • Page 15: Starting Your Washer

    For smaller loads, use less than with water until it reaches automatically releases liquid fabric softener ONLY for liquid fabric ball in Fabric softener with this Washer. It will not add fabric softener time. Use the detergent Compartment. of their respective _ ... bleach...
  • Page 16 "Garment+" Pause button unlocks the door, unless the water is too hot or if there is too much water in your Washer. If you are able to unlock the door and wish to continue and press the Start/Pause...
  • Page 17 Wash Cycles is activated, Choose Wash Cycles by rotating the Cycles selector the desired cycle. The indicator illuminate. and soil levels. Models : 4908* Normal Nom_al Heavy Duty_ Grarlde Rerldelnent and clothes load. The Perm Press _ occurs or the load is...
  • Page 18 Deep Steam Rinse + Spin Spin Only Eco Clean drum Normal ® Heavy Duty Perm Press ® Sanitize ® Bedding ® Deep Steam ® Delicates Whites Wool Express Wash Rinse + Spin Spin Only Eco Clean drum EH/C: Extra Hot/ EH: Extra High Cold H: High...
  • Page 19 You will hear water spraying and splashing during the wash and rinse cycles. These new sounds and pauses are part of normal washer operation. "Troubleshooting." Temperature selec_on Press the button repeatedly to cycle through the different water temperature options.
  • Page 20: Cycles

    Press these buttons to select different cycle options. Pre Wash - To use this feature add detergent wash section of the detergent on, the washer fills with cold water and detergent, then drains and advances cycles cannot be selected with with this option.
  • Page 21: Laundry Tips

    HE instructions Unloading Remove clothes from washer after the cycle is completed. Metal objects left in the washer basket for a long time. When unloading rubber rim at the front of the tub for small items.
  • Page 22: Washer Care

    Wipe the seal/bellow damp cloth. and to Let stand 5 minutes. d} Wipe down area thoroughly washer interior air dry with door open. iMPORTANT: Wear rubber gloves when cleaning for prolonged Refer to the bleach manufacturer's use. Chlorine or Color=...
  • Page 23 This will shut off the water supply to your Washer and prevent the unlikely possibility of damage from escaping the door open to allow the inside of your Washer to dry out. Use a soft cloth to wipe up all detergent, they occur.
  • Page 24: Water Inlet Hoses

    If storing or moving your washer during freezing weather, winterize Non=use or vacation care: Operate your washer only when you are at home. If you will be on vacation or not using your washer for an extended time, you should: Unplug washer or disconnect Turn off the water supply to the washer.
  • Page 25: Troubleshooting

    "Hr" - Water temperature control Control problem) Call for service. "LE" - Your Washer has tried to fiil but has not reached the proper water level. Call for service. "LO" - The door will not unlock. Make sure the door is firmly closed.
  • Page 26 Use of non-HE detergent result in odor. Did you leave the door open after use? This washer has a tight seal to avoid water leaks. To avoid odors leave the door open to allow the washer to dry between "Add a garment"?
  • Page 27 A single item, bulky items, or overloading imbalance. 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. when cold or...
  • Page 28 (n a slow-speed cycle. For best results, use liquid detergent for slow-speed cycles such as Dellcates. Did you unload the washer promptly?. To avoid dye transfer, unload the washer as soon as (t stops. Did you use a fabric softener Dispensing...
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