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Kenmore 417-6171 Series Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Guía de Uso y Cuidado
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
English / Español / Français
Models/ Modelos / Modèles: 417-6171*, 417-7171*, 417-6172*, 417-7172*
Kenmore
®
Laundry Center
Centro de Lavanderia
Combinaison laveuse/sécheuse
* = Color number, número de color, le numéro de couleur
P/N A03355101A (1501)
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoff man Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.kenmore.com
www.sears.com
Sears Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3
www.sears.ca
®

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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Guía de Uso y Cuidado Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien English / Español / Français Models/ Modelos / Modèles: 417-6171*, 417-7171*, 417-6172*, 417-7172* Kenmore ® Laundry Center Centro de Lavanderia Combinaison laveuse/sécheuse * = Color number, número de color, le numéro de couleur...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Record Model/Serial Numbers Important Safety Instructions The model and serial numbers of your laundry center are This Use and Care Guide provides general operating found on the serial plate located on the inside of the dryer instructions for your laundry center. It also contains door.
  • 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 cord must be installed cord must be installed...
  • Page 4 Important Safety Instructions PROTECT CHILDREN WARNING • Do not allow children to play on or in the laundry center. Close supervision of children is necessary when the FIRE/ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD washer is used near children. As children grow, teach Avoid fi re hazard or electrical shock. Do not use an them the proper, safe use of all appliances.
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions • Follow package directions when using laundry products. PREVENT INJURY AND DAMAGE TO THE APPLIANCE Incorrect usage can produce poisonous gas - resulting in To prevent serious personal injury and damage to the serious injury or death. laundry center: •...
  • Page 6 Master Protection Agreements KENMORE LIMITED WARRANTY Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new FOR ONE YEAR from the date of sale this appliance is warranted against Kenmore product is designed and manufactured for defects in material or workmanship when it is correctly installed, operated ®...
  • Page 7: Washer Operating Instructions

    Washer Operating Instructions This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Consoles shown above for reference only. Your model may diff er. Washing Cycle Selection Turn the cycle selector in either direction to the cycle desired. Towels (on select models only) Select this cycle for a full load of towels and/or bath For best results...
  • Page 8: For Best Results

    Washer Operating Instructions Washing Cycle Settings Wash/Rinse Temperature Rinse Level (on select models) Turn the Temp knob until the desired wash water tempera- Turn the Rinse Level knob to choose the amount of water ture is selected. Select a wash water temperature accord- used during the rinse portion of the cycle.
  • Page 9: Washing Procedures

    Washer Operating Instructions Washing Procedures • Place delicate and small items such as bras, ho- siery and baby socks in a mesh WARNING bag. To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock or injury to persons, read these IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS in this Use and Care Guide before operating your washer.
  • Page 10 Washer Operating Instructions Washing Procedures, continued 6 Add laundry load to washer. 8 Select the appropriate cycle and settings for • Add items one at a time, each tightly bunched into its the load. own “ball” to allow benefi cial item interaction. Avoid loading items in a fl...
  • Page 11 Washer Operating Instructions Washing Procedures, continued 10 Remove items when the cycle is completed. • Place washed items in automatic dryer, line dry, or dry fl at as directed by fabric care label. Excess wrin- • For your safety, the lid is locked during the operation kling, color transfer or odors may develop in items of the washer.
  • Page 12 Washer Operating Instructions Safe Stain Removal Procedures To reduce the risk of fi re or serious injury to persons or property, comply with the basic warnings listed below: • Read and comply with all instructions on stain removal products. • Keep stain removal products in their original labeled WARNING containers and out of children’s reach.
  • Page 13 Washer Operating Instructions Stain Removal Suggestions STAIN TREATMENT Adhesive tape, chewing gum, rub- Apply ice. Scrape off excess. Place stain face down on paper towels. Saturate with prewash ber cement stain remover or nonfl ammable dry cleaning fl uid. Baby formula, dairy products, egg Use product containing enzymes to pretreat or soak stains. Soak for 30 minutes or more. Wash. Beverages (coff...
  • Page 14: Washer Operating Instructions

    Washer Operating Instructions Common Washing Problems Many washing problems involve poor soil and stain removal, residues of lint and scum, and fabric damage. For satisfac- tory washing results, follow these suggestions provided by The Soap and Detergent Association. PROBLEM POSSIBLE CAUSES SOLUTIONS PREVENTIVE MEASURES Blue stains...
  • Page 15: Dryer Operating Instructions

    Dryer Operating Instructions This manual covers many models and not all cycles, options, or features listed are available on every model. Consoles shown above for reference only. Your model may diff er. Drying Cycle Selection Drying time varies depending on size and dampness of Turn the cycle selector in either direction to the cycle desired.
  • Page 16: Other Features

    Dryer Operating Instructions Drying Cycle Selection, continued Other Features Drying Rack (some models) Timed Dry Cycles Use the drying rack to dry items which should not be WARNING tumble dried. If your model did not come with a drying rack, you may order one at www.searspartsdirect.com or FIRE HAZARD 1-800-252-1698 - part number DRLC.
  • Page 17: Common Drying Problems

    Dryer Operating Instructions 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 18 Dryer Operating Instructions Operating Your Dryer • If desired, place a dryer fabric softener sheet on top WARNING of the load at the beginning of the cycle. • To save energy and time and avoid uneven drying To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock or injury to and wrinkling, do not overload the dryer.
  • Page 19: 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 comply with the basic warnings listed in the Important Safety dryer must be connected to an outdoors exhaust. Instructions and those listed below.
  • Page 20: Care And Cleaning

    Care and Cleaning Cleaning Instructions, continued OUTSIDE • When washing is completed, wipe top and sides of laundry center with a damp cloth. Turn water faucets off to prevent pressure build-up in the hoses. • Clean the cabinet with mild soap and water. Never use harsh, gritty or abrasive cleansers •...
  • Page 21: Avoid Service Checklist

    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 laundry center. OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION NOISE Rattling and clanking Foreign objects such as coins or safety pins may be...
  • Page 22: Avoid Service Checklist

    Avoid Service Checklist OCCURRENCE POSSIBLE CAUSE SOLUTION OPERATING, CONTINUED Excessive wrinkling. Dryer is overloaded. Do not overload. See “Operating Instructions.” Items left in dryer too long. Remove items as soon as cycle ends. Insuffi cient sorting of items. See “Operating Instructions.” Drying temperature too high.
  • Page 23: Notes

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  • Page 24: Français

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