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Kenmore 970-C8808 series Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
English / Français
Models / Modèles: 970-C8808*
Front Load Dryer
Sécheuse à Chargement Frontal
* = Color number, le numéro de couleur
P/N 137401400 (1012)
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoff man Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Sears Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3



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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien English / Français Models / Modèles: 970-C8808* Kenmore ® Front Load Dryer Sécheuse à Chargement Frontal * = Color number, le numéro de couleur P/N 137401400 (1012) Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoff man Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Record Model/Serial Numbers Important Safety Instructions The model and serial numbers of your washer are found on This Use and Care Guide provides general operating the washer serial plate located on the inside of the door. instructions for your dryer. It also contains information Record and retain these numbers.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions 240 v Electric Dryer 240 v Electric Dryer 120 v Gas Dryer 120 v Gas Dryer Grounding type Grounding type wall receptacl ll receptacle 10-30R 10-30R UL-approved service UL-approved service 3-wire 3-wire Do not, Do not, under under an any cir y circumstances,...
  • Page 4: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions PROTECT CHILDREN • ALWAYS disconnect the dryer from the electrical supply • Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer. Close before attempting any service or cleaning. Failure to do supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is so can result in electrical shock or injury.
  • Page 5: Warranty / Protection Agreement

    Kenmore Appliance Warranty Master Protection Agreements One Year Limited Warranty Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new When installed, operated and maintained according to Kenmore ® product is designed and manufactured for years all instructions supplied with the product, if this appliance of dependable operation.
  • Page 6: Features

    Features Cycle Selector LCD Display Control Lock Reversible Door Drum Light Large Surface Moisture Sensor Door Latch Exhaust Channel Outlet Door Strike Adjustable Leveling Legs Heavy Duty Drying Rack* Lint Filter Stacking Kit for Mounting on Matching Washer* *Not all models come with drying rack and stacking kit from the factory.
  • Page 7: Operating Instructions

    Operating Instructions This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Console shown above for reference only. Your model may diff er. Cycle Selection Drying time varies depending on size and dampness of Turn the cycle selector in either direction to the cycle de- load and fabric type.
  • Page 8 Operating Instructions Cycle Selection, continued Timed Dry Cycles Heavy/Bulky Select this Auto Dry cycle to dry durable fabrics such as WARNING work wear and overalls. FIRE HAZARD Towels To avoid fi re hazard, do not use heat to dry items Select this cycle to dry heavy loads such as towels and containing feathers or down, foam rubber, plastics non-rubber-backed bath mats.
  • Page 9: Cycle Settings

    Operating Instructions Cycle Settings DRY LEVEL (Auto Dry) To change the preset level, press the Dry Level button to scroll to the degree of dryness desired. To protect your fabrics, not all dryness levels are available with every cycle. If a Dry Level is not appropriate for the cycle, it cannot be selected.
  • Page 10: Cycle Options

    Operating Instructions Cycle Options Line Dry Select this option to simulate hanging your laundry in a summer breeze combined with the wrinkle-releasing ben- efi ts of tumble action. Since drying times are calculated with the dryer’s automatic moisture sensors and heat is radically reduced or eliminated, cycle time will be lengthened.
  • Page 11: Dryer Settings Chart

    Operating Instructions Dryer Settings Chart These temperatures, dryness levels and options are available with the following cycles: Temp High Normal Air Fluff Dry Level High Normal Damp Options Energy Saver Wrinkle Guard Chime (Press and Hold) Line Dry Delay Start Add Steam Soft Heat = Available selections.
  • Page 12: Other Features

    Operating Instructions Other Features Drying Rack (on select models) front rear Use the drying rack for items which should not be tumble legs support dried. Insert the rack into the dryer drum, resting the back support on the moisture sensor bars and the front legs on the air grill.
  • Page 13: Operating Your Dryer

    Operating Instructions Operating Your Dryer 4 Select the appropriate cycle and settings for WARNING each load. To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock or injury to NOTE persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS in this Use and Care Guide before operating your dryer. Over-drying can cause wrinkles, shrinkage, lint, harshness and a build up of static electricity.
  • Page 14 Operating Instructions Operating Your Dryer, continued 5 Start the cycle. • To add or remove items when the dryer is running, open the door. The dryer will stop when the door is • Close the door and press START. The dryer will not opened.
  • Page 15: Care And Cleaning

    Care and Cleaning WARNING WARNING FIRE HAZARD To reduce risk of fi re or serious injury to persons or property, A clothes dryer produces combustible lint. The dryer comply with the basic warnings listed in the Important Safety must be connected to an outdoors exhaust. Regularly Instructions and those listed below.
  • Page 16: Solutions To Common Problems

    Solutions to Common Problems Common Drying Problems Many drying problems involve poor cleaning results from washing, including poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfactory drying results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Deter- gent Association.
  • Page 17: Solutions To Common Problems

    Solutions to Common Problems Avoid Service Checklist Before calling for service, review this list. It may save both time and expense. The list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or materials in this dryer. IMPORTANT Disconnect dryer from electrical service before performing any work on unit or on associated systems (including electrical supply, gas inlet, water inlet or exhaust venting).
  • Page 18: Notes