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Washer Care - Kenmore HE5T STEAM 4771 Use & Care Manual

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WASHER CARE
The Washer Maintenance
Procedure should be performed on a
monthly basis.
Cleaning the door seal
1. Open the washer door and remove any clothing or items from
the washer.
2. Inspect the gray colored seal between the door opening and
the basket for stained areas. Pull back the seal to inspect
areas under the seal. Remove any foreign objects.
Washer Maintenance
Procedure
This washer has a special cycle that uses higher water volumes
and steam, in combination
with liquid chlorine bleach to
thoroughly clean the inside of the washer.
NOTES:
Read these instructions completely
before beginning the
cleaning process.
If necessary, the cleaning cycle may be interrupted by
pressing the STOP button. However, this will not immediately
stop the cycle. The machine will display "int" (interrupt) and
continue with several rinse and drain steps to ensure that all
remaining bleach is rinsed from the washer.
A
A. Seal
3. If stained areas are found, wipe down these areas of the
seals, using the procedure that follows.
a}
Mix a dilute solution, using s/4cup (177.4 mL) of liquid
chlorine bleach, and 1 gal. (3.8 L) of warm tap water.
b} Wipe the seal area with the dilute solution, using a damp
cloth.
c} Let stand 5 minutes.
d} Wipe down area thoroughly with a dry cloth and let the
washer interior air dry with door open.
IMPORTANT:
Wear rubber gloves when cleaning for prolonged
periods.
Refer to the bleach manufacturer's
instructions
for proper
use.
Begin procedure
1. Open the washer door and remove any clothing or items from
the washer.
2. Open the dispenser drawer and immediately add 2/s cup
(160 mL) of liquid chlorine bleach to the bleach compartment.
NOTE: Do not add any detergent to this cycle. Use of more
than 2/s cup (160 mL) of bleach will cause product damage
over time.
3. Close the washer door and dispenser drawer.
4. Select the CLEAN WASHER cycle.
5. Press START.
NOTE: The basket will rotate, then the door will unlock, lock
again, and then the cycle will continue.
The machine will bring in some inlet water, and the basket
will rotate while the washer runs a short sensing cycle.
This will take approximately
3 minutes.
6. The cycle will determine whether clothing or other items are
in the washer.
a)
b)
If no items are detected in the washer, it will proceed to
Step 7.
If any items are detected in the washer, "rL" will be
displayed, and the WASH and CONTROLS LOCKED
lights will remain lit. The door will unlock. Open and
remove any garments in the wash drum.
Press STOP to cancel the failure code. Then repeat
steps 3, 4, and 5 to start the cycle again.
7. Once the cycle has begun, allow the cycle to complete.
8. After the cycle is complete, leave the door open slightly,
to allow for better ventilation and drying of washer interior.
Always do the following to maintain washer freshness
Use only HE High Efficiency detergent.
Leave the door slightly open after each cycle to allow for better
ventilation and drying of washer interior.
Repeat the cleaning procedure monthly.
If the procedure does not sufficiently improve the machine
freshness, evaluate your installation and usage conditions
for other causes.
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