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Kenmore LAUNDRY CENTER 3405594 Owner's Manual And Installation Instructions

24-inch wide laundry center washer • gas dryer
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Owner's Manual and
Installation Instructions
24-Inch Wide
Washer • Gas Dryer
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.
PART NO. 3405594



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  • Page 1 Owner's Manual and Installation Instructions 24-Inch Wide LAUNDRY CENTER Washer • Gas Dryer 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. PART NO. 3405594 PRINTED IN U.S.A.
  • Page 2: What To Do If You Smell Gas

    WARNING: For your safety the information in this manual must be followed to minimize the risk of fire or explosion or to prevent property damage, personal injury, or death. • Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
  • Page 3: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING TROUBLESHOOTING SEARS MAINTENANCE Please read this manual, It will help you install and operate your new Kenmore Laundry Center in the safest and most economical way. If you need more information about the care and operation of Kenmore appliances...
  • Page 4 Full One Year Warranty on Mechanical and Electrical Parts For one year from the date of purchase, if this laundry center is installed and operated according to the instructions this manual, Sears will repair or replace any of its mechanical if they are defective in material or workmanship.
  • Page 5: Your Safety Is Important

    YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using your laundry center, follow basic precautions, including the following: • Read all instructions before using the laundry center. • Do not wash or dry articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry- cleaning solvents, or other flammable...
  • Page 6: Installation

    INSTALLATION OVERVIEW For a complete list of tools and parts needed, see pages 6-12. A, SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR LAUNDRY CENTER (pgs. 14-19) Laundry Tub Drain System (p, 15) Floor Drain System (p. 16) Standpipe Drain System (p. 16) Recessed Area/Closet Installation Instructions (pgs, 17-18) °J...
  • Page 7 B. INSTALL LEVELING LEGS (p, 20) Parts Needed: (supplied with laundry center) 2 rear leveling legs 2 front leveling legs C. REMOVE STYROFOAM PACKING (p, 20) Yellowcard...
  • Page 8 D.CONNECT DRAIN HOSE (pgs, 2 1-22) PUSH Tools Needed: Parts Needed: (supplied with laundry center) Pliers that open to 19/16 inches 1 silver, double- Flashlight (optional 1 yellow, single-wire wire hose clamp depending on installation) hose clamp (top of (bottom of drain drain hose) hose) E, CONNECT...
  • Page 9 F, CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WATER FAUCETS (p, 23) Tools Needed: Pliers that open _"_'_./_ to 19/16inches _/S tu te a, depending installation) G, SECURE CABLE BRACKET (p, 24) Tools cuWir_r_::::_ Flat-bladed #2 Phillips-head Drill screwdriver OR /_J Flashlight (optional depending on installation) Needed:...
  • Page 10 H. SECURE DRAIN HOSE (p, 24) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: (supplied with laundry center) Flashlight (optional Plastic strap depending on installation) I, LEVEL LAUNDRY CENTER (p. 25) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: (supplied with laundry center) open-enidnCwhrench 2 front leveling legs Flashlight (optional (installed previously) depending...
  • Page 11 J. INSTALL GAS LINE (pgs, 25-27) Tools Needed: PaNs Needed: Do not use pipe Use pipe joint joint compound compound 8-inch Pipe joint 3/8-inch male pipe flare V2-inch to or lO-inch compound pipe wrench resistant to (optional depending 3/8-inch pipe on installation) reducer L.P.
  • Page 12 K. CONNECT EXHAUST (pgs. 28-32) • PaNs Needed: Tools Needed: 4-inch metal elbow(s) 4-inch rigid or flexible (optional depending heavy metal vent on installation) Tin snips Flashlight (optional Flat-bladed depending on installation) screwdriver 4-inch outlet (4) 4-inch exhaust hood diameter clamps...
  • Page 13: Electrical Requirements

    ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS It is your responsibility: • To contact a qualified electrical installer. • To assure that the electrical installation is adequate and in conformance the National Electrical Code, ANSI/ NFPA 70 - Latest Edition and all local codes and ordinances. Copies of the code standards listed above may be obtained from: National Fire Protection Association...
  • Page 14 A. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR LAUNDRY CENTER Selecting the proper location for your laundry center will improve its performance, make installation easier and minimize concerns like washer walk or noise. Check location where laundry center will be installed. Proper installation is your responsibility.
  • Page 15: Laundry Tub Drain System

    LAUNDRY TUB DRAIN SYSTEM Grounded receptacle: Within 3Vz feet of either side of laundry center. Level floor: Support: Floor must Maximum allowable be sturdy enough to support a total weight slope under entire of 500 pounds laundry center- 1-inch. (includes laundry center and load weight).
  • Page 16 ALTERNATE LOCATIONS - STANDPIPE AND FLOOR DRAIN SYSTEMS Standpipe drain system: minimum diameter standpipe with minimum carry-away capacity of 17 gallons per minute. Top of standpipe must be at least 39 inches above floor and no higher than 96 inches from bottom of laundry center.
  • Page 17 RECESSED AREA/CLOSET INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Check governing codes and ordinances. This laundry center may be installed in a recessed area or closet. The laundry center must not be installed where it can be exposed to water and/or weather, • Proper operation of washer cycles requires temperatures above 32°F (at lower temperatures,...
  • Page 18 MINIMUM INSTALLATION SPACING • The installation spacing (shown below) is in inches and is the minimum allowable. • Additional spacing should be considered for ease of installation and servicing. • If closet door is installed, the minimum air openings in top and bottom are required.
  • Page 19: Mobile Home Requirements

    MOBILE HOME REQUIREMENTS The laundry center must not be installed where it can be exposed to water and/or weather, • Proper operation of washer cycles requires temperatures above 32°F (at lower temperatures, may remain in washer). See page 53 for Winterizing Information.
  • Page 20: Install Leveling Legs

    B. INSTALL LEVELING LEGS To install rear legs: STEP 1. If you have not already done so, lay the laundry center on its side. Because of the weight of the laundry center, two people should lay it down. STEP 2. Push legs into holes in rear corners until they snap into place.
  • Page 21: Connect Drain Hose

    D. CONNECT DRAIN HOSE Proper connection of the drain hose will protect your floors from damage due to water leakage. STEP 1. To prevent the drain hose from coming off or leaking, it must be installed per the following instructions: IMPORTANT: To ensure proper installa- tion, this procedure must be followed...
  • Page 22 For standpipe or laundry systems: STEP 2. Open yellow, single-wire clamp with pliers and slide over hooked end of drain hose to secure the rubber and corrugated sections together. f_Hooked STEP 3. Put hooked end of drain hose into laundry tub or standpipe. Check for proper length of drain hose.
  • Page 23 STEP 2. Attach the hose with the red coupling to the hot water (bottom) inlet valve. Attaching the red coupling first makes it easier to tighten connection with pliers. Screw on coupling by hand, Make an additional two4hirds turn with pliers to tighten coupling.
  • Page 24: Secure Drain Hose

    G. SECURE CABLE BRACKET STEP 1. Cut the plastic strap securing the cable wire bracket to the power supply cord. Do not cut cable. Remove the power supply cord from the bracket. Discard plastic strap. STEP 2. Mark the hole locations on the wall where the bracket will be installed.
  • Page 25: Level Laundry Center

    I. LEVEL LAUNDRY CENTER "-I_ i [_ (l(, (JFO_mrAFOJ((_m Leveling your laundry center properly prevents excessive noise and vibration. STEP I. Check levelness of the laundry center by placing a level on top of the washer, first side-to_side; then front_to-back. STEP 2.
  • Page 26 • Make certain this laundry center has the correct burner for the type of gas in your home. Burner information the rating plate in the door well of your dryer. If this information with the type of gas available, contact your local Sears store or Sears Service Center.
  • Page 27 CONNECT LAUNDRY CENTER TO GAS LINE STEP 1. Remove the red cap from the gas pipe. Move the laundry center to its final position, STEP 2. Connect gas supply to laundry center. Use a wrench to tighten, For gas connections you must use pipe joint compound resistant to the action of L.P.
  • Page 28 K. CONNECTEXHAUST A properly exhausted laundry center will give you the shortest drying time, lower your utility bill, and extend the life of the laundry center. Fire Hazard Use a heavy metal vent. Do not use a plastic vent. Do not use a metal foil vent. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death or fire, WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire,...
  • Page 29 This laundry c enter may beconverted toexhaust outtheright o rleftside. T o convert thelaundry center, oneofthe following kitsMUST beused. Side Exhaust KitNo. 3 391335 Side Exhaust KitNo. 3 391336 Follow theinstructions inthekitto avoid operational andpersonal hazards. These kitsareavailable atyourlocal Sears store orSears Service C enter. Typical instailations for left or right side exhausting...
  • Page 30 STANDARD OFFSET CONNECTIONS Using 4-inch rigid heavy metal vent: NOTE: Do not secure exhaust vent joints with screws, Screws can catch lint and slow the drying process. Instead, use clamps to secure exhaust vent joints. STEP 1. Install a 4-inch metal elbow on the hood and on the laundry center's exhaust outlet.
  • Page 31 Using 4-inch flexible heavy metal vent: NOTE: Do not secure exhaust vent joints with screws, Screws can catch lint and slow the drying process. Instead, use clamps to secure exhaust vent joints. STEP 1. Install a 4-inch metal elbow on the exhaust hood and, if necessary, on the laundry center's exhaust outlet.
  • Page 32 OFFSET CONNECTIONS CLOSE CLEARANCES When your exhaust vent is in a close clearance behind the laundry center, or if you are installing your laundry center in a recessed area or closet, you will find it helpful to install the exhaust vent by using a loop system, A kit is available from your local Sears store or Sears Service Center.
  • Page 33: Final Steps

    Take a few minutes to complete this checklist. It will help assure you that you have a proper installation and will increase your satisfaction with your Kenmore laundry center. Check electrical requirements. Be sure you have correct electrical supply and recommended method.
  • Page 34: Stopping/Restarting Your Washer

    To get the maximum cleaning and fabric care from your washer, please read and follow these instructions. Explosion Hazard Never place items in the washer that are dampened with gasoline or other flammable No washer can completely remove oil. Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it (including cooking oils).
  • Page 35: Water Level

    SET WATER LEVEL CONTROL This control gives you the flexibility 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 the MEDIUM LOAD Setting. Adjust up or down depending on your load.
  • Page 36 SETTING YOUR CYCLE SELECTOR CONTROL Use this control to choose the agitation time and to start the washer. Each cycle is designed with the wash and spin speeds that are appropriate for the fabrics and soil levels in your wash load. •...
  • Page 37: Rinse And Spin

    RINSE AND SPIN When using extra detergent for heavily soiled clothes, or washing special-care items, you may find an extra rinse and spin is needed. STEP 1. Set WATER LEVEL Control. STEP 2. Set WATER TEMP Control. STEP 3. Set the Cycle Selector Control (Timer) Knob to a RINSE setting.
  • Page 38: Self-Cleaning

    The trapped lint is flushed down the drain automatically. You don't have to clean the filter. DUAL-ACTION AGITATOR Kenmore's DUAL-ACTION gives you flexible fabric care for even your largest loads, The best cleaning action in your washer takes place...
  • Page 39 UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE PERMANENT PRESS selected level Fill to • Wash selected time Drain Pause .____ Fill for coot down • Wash no spin Drain Spin selected level • Rinse no spin Drain Spin HEAVY DUTY I-;- selected level •...
  • Page 40: Stopping/Restarting Your Dryer

    STARTING YOUR DRYER Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from dryer. Do not dry anything that has ever had anything flammable on it (even after washing). Failure to follow these instructions can result in death, explosion, or fire.
  • Page 41: Cycle Description

    CYCLE DESCRIPTION AUTOMATIC DRY CYCLES The automatic drying cycles (KNIT/DELICATE or PERMANENT PRESS/NORMAL) save you time by providing the best drying results in the shortest time. This can help you save money on utility bills and reduce the risk of fabric damage. Use the automatic drying cycles for most loads.
  • Page 42 USING AIR DRY Using this cycle gives you all the benefits of hang drying with a shorter drying time, Use the AIR DRY Cycle to get up to 20 minutes of drying time in room temperature air. Use this setting for items that will not tolerate heat such as plastics and foam rubber.
  • Page 43 Kenmore dryers help prevent overdrying so you get outstanding fabric care. In the automatic drying and timed drying cycles,...
  • Page 44: Washing And Drying Tips

    PREPARING CLOTHES FOR WASHING AND DRYING Follow these recommendations help save on utility bills and prolong the life of your garments. WASHING AND DRYING • Close zippers, snaps, and hooks to avoid snagging other items. Remove heat-sensitive trim that can be damaged by drying.
  • Page 45 LOADING Proper loading of your laundry center contributes to proper cleaning fabric care and reduces machine noise. LOADING TIPS - WASHER • Drop items into washer loosely. Fill to the top of the basket (top row of holes). Do not wrap items around the agitator.
  • Page 46: Using Dryer Fabric Softeners

    LOADING TIPS - DRYER • Mix large items with small items. Load the dryer by the amount of space items take up, not by their weight. Do not overload the dryer. Overcrowding causes uneven drying and wrinkling, and can cause items to wear out faster (because of pilling).
  • Page 47: Stain Removal Rules

    STAIN REMOVAL RULES Stained, heavily-soiled, or greasy items may need to be prewashed or soaked for best results. Soaking helps remove protein-type stains like blood, milk, or grass. Prewashing helps loosen soil before washing. • Use warm water for soaking or pre- washing stained laundry.
  • Page 48 Deodorants or antiperspirants Light stain: Treat with liquid detergent or your regular laundry detergent. Wash in hottest water safe for fabric. Heavy stain: Place face down on towel and treat with a paste of ammonia and color*safe bleach. Let stand for 30 minutes. Wash in hottest water safe for fabric.
  • Page 49 Mildew Wash in hottest water safe for fabric. If stain remains, soak in warm water and a color-safe bleach for 15 to 30 minutes. Rewash. (Old mildew stains are almost impossible to remove. Mildew fungus destroys or weakens fabrics.) An alter- native to bleach is to treat with salt and lemon juice and dry in direct sunlight.
  • Page 50: Water Inlet Hoses

    This section explains how to care for your laundry center properly and safely. Proper care of your laundry center can extend its life and help you avoid costly service calls. CLEANING YOUR WASHER EXTERIOR Wipe up detergent, bleach, and other spills with a soft, damp cloth or sponge as they occur.
  • Page 51: Cleaning The Lint Screen

    CLEANING THE LINT SCREEN Remove Lint Before Every Load The lint screen is located on the back wall of your dryer. Clean it before every load. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time. To clean: STEP 1. Pull out the lint screen and its cover.
  • Page 52 CHECKING FOR AIR FLOW OBSTRUCTION From time to time, you may find it helpful to check your laundry center and exhaust system for proper air flow. Poor air flow can result in longer drying times. To check for air flow obstruction: STEP 1.
  • Page 53: Non-Use Or Vacation Care

    WINTER STORAGE Install and store your laundry center where it will not freeze. Because some water may stay in the hoses, freezing can damage your laundry center. If storing or moving your laundry center during freezing weather winterize To winterize laundry center: 1.
  • Page 54 Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause, Check these tables for common laundry Problem Possible Cause Washer Leaks Household plumbing is leaking. Inlet hoses not tight. Inlet hose washers not properly seated. Drain hose not properly clamped or is off.
  • Page 55 Problem Possible Cause Won't Drain/ Low voltage or using Won't Spin/ an extension cord. Wet Loads (cont'd) Cold rinses, Continues Drain hose is less than to Fill/ 39 inches above floor. Continues to Drain/ Drain hose fits tightly into Cycle Stuck standpipe.
  • Page 56 Problem Possible Cause Machine Power cord not plugged in. Stops No power at plug. Fuse blown or circuit breaker open. Using an extension cord. Timer is not lined up. Timer knob not pulled out. Washer at pause in PERMANENT PRESS Cycle (approximately two minutes).
  • Page 57 Problem Possible Cause Tearing Overloading. Improper use of washer, Improper use of chlorine bleach. Undiluted bleach will damage fabrics, Sharp items not removed from pockets; fasteners not fastened. Items damaged before washing, Stains on Improper use of fabric Load softener in washer or dryer, Iron in water (rust).
  • Page 58 Problem Possible Cause Not Drying Lint screen is clogged with lint. Satisfactorily Restricted air movement, Exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood is clogged with Iint. Exhaust vent is crushed or kinked, Gas valve on supply Iine is closed. Timer or the temperature controI is set on AiR DRY.
  • Page 59 Problem Possible Cause Lint in Load Lint screen is clogged. Improper sorting. Load is too big or heavy. Load is overdried. Paper or tissue in pockets. Pilling being mistaken for lint. Stains on Load Improper use of fabric softener in washer, Drying soiled items.
  • Page 60 LAUNDRYCENTERS "We Service What We Sell" is our assurance that you can depend on Sears for service, Your Kenmore Laundry Center has added value when you consider that Sears has service units nationwide, professional technicians trained on all appliances Sears sells. They have...
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