Kenmore Washer Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

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Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
®
One-Speed
AUTOMATIC WASHERS
with Water Temperature Control
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.
Sears Canada Inc,, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8
www.sears.com
www.sears.ca
8527008
PRINTED IN U.S.A.
3/01

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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual and Installation Instructions One-Speed AUTOMATIC WASHERS with Water Temperature Control 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. Sears Canada Inc,, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8 8527008 ®...
  • Page 2 Kenmore appliances, call your nearest Sears store. You will need the complete model and serial numbers when requesting information. Your washer's model and serial numbers are located on the Model and Serial Number Plate. AGREEMENT Use the space below to record the model number and serial number of your new Kenmore washer.
  • Page 3 Limited Lifetime Warranty on White Porcelain Basket For the lifetime of the washer from the date of purchase, Sears will replace the white porcelain wash basket if it chips or rusts due to defective material or workmanship, After the first year, you will be charged for labor.
  • Page 4 Your safety and the safety We have provided many importantsafety 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 potentialhazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages willfollow the safety alert symbol and either the word "DANGER"...
  • Page 5 IMPORTANT WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your washer, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Read all instructions before using the washer. • Do not wash articles that have been...
  • Page 6 Tools and Parts Assemble the necessary tools and supplies before beginning the washer installation. The parts supplied are in the washer basket. Tools needed for connecting the drain hose and water inlet hoses: • Pliers that open to 1%_in. (3.95 cm) •...
  • Page 7 Selecting the proper location for your washer improves performance and mini- mizes noise and possible washer "walk." Your washer can be installed in a base- ment, laundry room, closet, or recessed area. (See "Drain System.") Proper installation is your responsibility.
  • Page 8 The top of the standpipe must be at least 39 in, (99 cm) high and no higher than 96 in. (2.4 m) from the bottom of the washer. Laundry tub drain system (view 1) The laundry tub needs a minimum 20 gal (76 L) capacity, The top of the laundry tub must be at least 39 in.
  • Page 9 4. Powersupp_ cord INSTRUCTIONS For a grounded, cord-connected washer: This washer must be grounded. In the event of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding will reduce the risk of electrical shock by providing a path of thata least resistance for electric current. This...
  • Page 10 Before You Start • To prevent floor damage, set the washer onto cardboard before moving across floor. • Move the washer to within approximate- ly 3 feet (90 cm) of the final location. Remove Shipping Strap Removing the shipping strap is necessary for smooth operation.
  • Page 11 2. Washer Connect the inlet hoses to the water faucets Make sure the washer basket is empty. 2. Attach the hose with the red coupling to the hot water faucet. Screw on cou- pling by hand until seated on the washer.
  • Page 12 Properly leveling your washer prevents excessive noise and vibration. Install the front leveling feet 1. Prop up the front of the washer about 4 in. (10,2 cm) with a wood block or similar object, The block needs to support the weight of the washer.
  • Page 13 Repeat this step until washer is level. 7. After the washer is in the final loca- tion and level, use a _Gin. (1.43 cm) open-end wrench to turn the nuts on the feet tightly against the washer cabinet.
  • Page 14 To get the maximum cleaning and fabric care from your washer, please read and follow these instructions. NOTE: The drawings in this section show the basic features of all models covered by this manual. Refer to the supplied "Feature Sheet" for your washer's particu- lar features.
  • Page 15 "O]'J.,'i_rIIAY[_'.ILrf, f¢_,,_'.JI[OIkV! Add measured detergent to the washer basket. Make the selections for these washer controls. 1. SELECT & ADJUST • WATER LEVEL • WASH / RINSE TEMP ... Selection is based on type of fabric and soil. 2. SELECT CYCLE 3.
  • Page 16 (Timer) knob O out. The dial will rotate as the cycle progresses. The knob will not rotate. STOPPING/RESTARTING YOUR WASHER • To stop the washer at any time, push the Cycle Selector Control (Timer) knob in O. • Pull the knob out to restart.
  • Page 17 SET WATER LEVEL CONTROL This control gives you the flexibility to save water when washing small loads. Your washer lets you select a water setting based on the size of your wash load. • For normal loads, start with a medium depending on your load.
  • Page 18 You can select up to 10 minutes of wash time. NOTE: When the timer reaches PAUSE, the washer will drain and pause for no more than two minutes while some of the wash water is replaced with rinse water.
  • Page 19 STEP 2. Set WATER TEMPERATURE Control. STEP 3. Set the Cycle Selector Control (Timer) knob to a RINSE setting. STEP 4. Pull Cycle Selector Control (Timer) knob out to start washer. HEAVY DUI_ mUb_n IUFEI SPIN ONLY A drain and spin may help shorten drying times for some heavy fabrics or special- care items by removing excess water.
  • Page 20 UNDERSTANDING PERMANENT PRESS Fill to select; level Wash selected time • Partial Drain • Pause • cool down Fill for • Wash no spin Drain - Spin Fill to select; level Rinse Drain - no spin Spin WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE HEAVY DUTY Fill to...
  • Page 21 During Washing When you select a small load size setting for a small wash load, your washer has a lower water level. With this lower water level, you may hear a clicking sound from the upper portion of the agitator.
  • Page 22 • Close zippers, snaps, and hooks to avoid snagging other items, Remove pins, buckles, and other hard objects to avoid scratching the washer interior. Remove non-washable trim and ornaments. • Empty pockets and turn them inside-out.
  • Page 23 Proper loading of your washer con- tributes to proper cleaning and fabric care and reduces machine noise. • Drop items into washer loosely. Fill to the top of the basket (top row of holes). Do not wrap items around the agitator.
  • Page 24 • Unplug washer or disconnect power. • Turn off the water supply to the washer. This helps avoid accidental flooding (due to a water pressure surge) while you are away.
  • Page 25 Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Check these lists for common laundry and washer problems. If you need further assistance, see the back cover, Problem Possible Cause Washer Leaks Household plumbing isIeaking. Inlet hoses not tight.
  • Page 26 Adjust drain hose for loose fit (see "Installation Instructions"). Do not seal off drain hose with tape. The drain hose needs an air gap, Redistribute load. Level washer. Reset rear legs (see "Installation Instructions"). Tighten nuts (see "Installation Instructions"). Remove strap with cotter pins (see "Installation Instructions").
  • Page 27 The top of the agitator is much Too Low/Not higher than the highest water Completely Ievel. This creates a perception Filling of the washer not being full, Tub is Tub pulled forward when Crooked unloading, Tub moves. Unit not level.
  • Page 28 Sort dark clothing from whites and lights. Unload the washer as soon as it stops. Unload the washer as soon as it stops. Use cold rinses and cycles with slow spin speeds to reduce wrinkling. Loads should move freely during wash.
  • Page 29 We Service What We Sell. Sears Maintenance Agreements Your Kenmore ® appliance is designed, manufactured and tested to provide years of dependable operation. Yet any major appliance may require service from time to time. The Sears Maintenance Agreement offers you an outstanding service program, affordably priced.
  • Page 31 1-800-4-MY-HOME Forrepair ofcarry-in products likevacuums, l awnequipment, and electronics, callfor _le Ioca_n ofyournearest Sears Partsand RepairCenter. 1-800-488-1222 Forthe replacement parts,accessories a nd owner's manuals thatyouneedto do-it-yourself, callSearsPartsDIrect=l 1-800-386-PART (1-800-366-7278) To purchase or inquire abouta SearsService Agreement orSears Maintenance Agreement: 1-800-827-6655 (u.s._) 7 a.m.