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IMPORTANT: Read and follow all safety and operating instructions before first use of this product.

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Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates,
PART NO. 3405587 Rev. A PRINTED IN U.S.A.

IL 60179 U.S.A.

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. WHAT TO DO iF YOU SMELL GAS • Do not try to light any appliance. • Do not touch any electrical switch; do not use any phone in your building. • Clear the room, building, or area of all occupants. • immediately call your gas supplier from a neighbor's phone. Follow the gas supplier's instructions. • if you cannot reach your gas supplier, call the fire department. installation and service must be performed by a qualified installer, service agency, or the gas supplier.

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Please read this manual. It will help you install and operate your new Kenmore Dryer in the safest and most economical way. If you need more information about the care and operation of Kenmore appliances call your nearest Sears store. You will need the complete model and serial numbers when requesting information. Your dryer's model and serial numbers are located on the Model and Serial Number Plate.

Use the space below to record the model number and serial number of your new Kenmore Dryer.

Model No.
Serial No.

Date of Purchase

Keep this book and your Sears Salescheck (receipt) in a safe place for future reference.

We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. This is the safety alert symbol. -- You can ifbe killed or follow seriously injured you don't instructions. Al! safety messages will identify the hazard. Dept. Warranty Restriction If the dryer is subjected to other than private family use. and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.FullOneYearWarranty Mechanical and Electrical on Parts For one year from the date of purchase. Warranty Service Warranty service is available by contacting your nearest Sears Service Center in the United States. all warranty coverage is effective for only 90 days. This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kil! or hurt you and others. this dryer This warranty gives you specific legal rights. NOTE: Exhausting your dryer with a plastic vent may void this warranty. Pages 17-21 of this manual describe the complete exhaust requirements for this dryer. Always read and obey all safety messages. . Sears will repair or replace any of its mechanical or electrical parts if they are defective in material or workmanship. Roebuck and Co. and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. tell you how to reduce the chance of injury. Sears. 817WA. IL 60179. This warranty applies only while is in use in the United States. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word "DANGER" or "WARNING:' These words mean: -- injured you don't seriously You will ifbe killed or follow instructions.. Hoffman Estates. if this dryer is installed and operated according to the instructions in this manual. Your safety and the safety of others is very important.

before or after each • Keep area around the exhaust opening and adjacent surrounding areas free from the accumulation of lint. • Do not repair or replace any part of the dryer or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in the Owner's Manual or in published user-repair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out. or other flammable or explosive substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode. or in the absence of local codes. with the National Electrical with local codes. with the National Fuel Gas Code. * Do not reach into the dryer if the drum is moving. remove the door. Do not dry articles that have been previously cleaned in. . dust. • Do not use heat to dry articles containing foam rubber or similarly textured rubberlike materials. or in Code. soaked in. of the fabric softener WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire. • The interior of the machine and exhaust by vent should be cleaned periodically qualified service personnel. * Before the dryer is removed from service or discarded. or injury to persons when using your dryer. • Do not use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static unless recommended by the manufacturer or product. dry-cleaning solvents.1. ANSI Z223. including the following: * Read all instructions the dryer. SAVE THESE iNSTRUCTiONS IMPORTANT: The gas installation must conform with local codes. Do not tamper with controls. and dirt. before using . follow basic precautions. * Do not allow children to play on or in the dryer.YOUR SAFETY IS IMPORTANT TO US. washed in. * Do not install or store this dryer where it can be exposed to water and/or weather. ANSI/NFPA 70. • Clean lint screen load. Close supervision of children is necessary when the dryer is used near children. . electric shock. The dryer must be electrically grounded in accordance the absence of local codes. or spotted with gasoline.

FOR YOUR (pgs. 9-12) list of tools A. INSTALL LEVELING LEGS (p. 9-10) DRYER (pgs. 10-11) \ Q B. see pages OVERVIEW and parts 6-8.INSTALLATION For a complete needed. 13) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: (supplied with dryer) Adjustable wrench _Level Two corner posts (from dryer carton) Flashlight (optional 4 leveling legs depending on installation) . SELECT Standard LOCATION Installation Recessed Areal Closet Installation Instructions (pgs.

C. 14-16) J @ Tools Needed: Parts Needed: Do not use pipe joint compound Use pipe joint compound 8-inch or 10-inch pipe wrench Pipe-joint compound resistant to L. gas 3/s-inch male pipe flare (optional depending on installation) V2-inch to 3/8-inch pipe reducer Flashlight (optional depending on installation) Rigid gas supply line approved for natural gas use (NOTE: additional fittings may be required) 3/s-inch diameter.P. INSTALL GAS LINE (pgs. flexible stainless steel 4-foot or 6-foot gas line. including gas supply pipe and dryer connectors .

D. 17-21) m I_B Tools Needed: Parts Needed: Tin snips Duct tape 4-inch rigid or flexible heavy metal vent 4-inch metal elbow(s) (optional depending on installation) Flashlight (optional depending on installation) Flat-bladed screwdriver 4-inch outlet exhaust hood Od> © db (4) 4-inch diameter clamps . CONNECT EXHAUST (pgs.

Make sure you have everything necessary for correct installation (see illustration below). See pages 17-21 requirements. • Be sure your location allows for a proper exhaust installation. • Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45°F (at lower temperatures. J Rigid gas supply line: Approved for natural gas use. away from dryer. I--6 Ft. and that you have a sufficient distance from combustible construction. Place dryer at least 18 inches above the floor for a garage installation. or sleeping Contact your local building Some installation closets. quarters. Check location where dryer will be installed. for complete exhaust • Check code requirements. codes limit or do not permit of clothes dryers in garages. Failure to follow these instructions or fire.A. the dryer may not shut off at the end of automatic cycles and drying times will be extended). 8TANDARD IN8TALLATION Explosion Hazard Keep flammable materials and vapors. Level floor: Maximum allowable slope under entire dryer . Proper installation is your responsibility. can result in death. Shut-off valve: No further than 6 feet away from dryer. 8ELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR DRYER Selecting the proper location for your dryer makes installation easy and gives you the best drying performance. explosion. . Support: Floor must be sturdy enough to support a total weight of 175 pounds (includes dryer and load weight). • Use at least the minimum installation spacings described on page 11. inspector. This will ensure you have an adequate clearance for service and proper operation including flow of combustion and ventilation air.1 inch. The dryer must can be exposed not be installed where it to water and/or weather. Max. A gas dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors. mobile homes. such as gasoline.-- Grounded receptacle: Within 2 feet of either side of dryer.

will require at least behind the dryer for enough to fully Location must be large open dryer door. Side-Swing Doer (Large Opening) Side-SwingDoor (WideOpening) Hamper Door (Wide Opening) .DRYER DIMENSIONS Most installations 5-inch clearance the dryer vent.

See pages 17-21 for complete requirements. Canbe O"clearance whenhouseexhausting islinedupdirectlywith dryerexhaust. minimum ventilation 81'ea 3" F-29". * Check code requirements. ** Openingisminimumfor closetdoor. NOTE: No fuel-burning appliances may be installed in the same closet as a dryer. * All installations must be exhausted outside. MINIMUM INSTALLATION SPACING J: 3" minimum ventilation al'ea f **24 sq. doorand floor moldings maybe required. codes limit or do not permit of clothes dryers in garages. • In the above illustration. is *** Additional apaceis neededwhenexternal exhaustelbow isused. • Additional spacing should be considered for ease of installation and servicing. This will ensure you have an adequate clearance Some installation closets. inspector. Louvered doors with equivalent air openings in top and bottom are acceptable. and that you have a sufficient from combustible construction.Lonvered doorwith equivalent air openings acceptable. the minimum air openings in top and bottom are required.O"clearance is acceptablebutnotrecommended. in. • If closet door is installed. distance This dryer may be installed area or closet.0" FrontView (DoorNot Shown) Side View (DoorShown) '' FrontView (DoorWith Vent) T * Additional clearances forwall. in a recessed where it weather. the dryer may not shut off at the end of automatic cycles and drying times will be extended). A gas dryer must be exhausted to the outdoors. or sleeping Contact your local building exhaust * Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45°F (at lower temperatures. mobile homes. the installation spacing is in inches and is the minimum allowable. * Use at least the minimum installation spacings described below. for service and proper operation including flow of combustion and ventilation air. quarters.'t F-*I" ÷11"1<28'/.RECESSED AREA/CLOSET INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS Check governing codes and ordinances. The dryer must not be installed will be exposed to water and/or * Be sure your location allows for a proper exhaust installation. Use at least the minimum dimensions indicated. I1 .

This will ensure you have an adequate clearance for service and proper operation including flow of combustion and ventilation air. I2 . • Special provisions must be made for the introduction of outside air into the dryer when installed in a mobile home. The must be securely fastened exhaust vent to a noncombustible portion of the mobile home structure and must not terminate beneath the mobile home._ _ _ I / I .MOBILE HOME EXHAUST REQUIREMENTS • The dryer must not be installed where it can be exposed to water and/or weather. • Dryer exhaust vent must be connected or secured with screws or other devices which extend not //I For mobile home use. gas dryers must be securely fastened to the floor. Exhaust system hardware is also available through your Sears store or Sears Service Center. the dryer may not shut off at the end of automatic cycles and drying times will be extended). The area of any opening for the introduction of outside air (such as a nearby window) should be at least twice as large as the dryer exhaust opening. Proper operation of dryer cycles requires temperatures above 45°F (at lower temperatures. Part 3280 (formerly the Federal Standard for Mobile Homes Construction and Safety. of he t vent intotheinterior I11 / __ __ _._4/_! • A gas dryer must be exhausted outdoors. Kit includes the necessary fastening hardware and detailed installation instructions. The installation must conform to the Manufactured Home Construction and Safety Standard. Order Mobile Home Installation Kit 346764 from your Sears store or Sears Service Center. Title 24 CFR. and that you have a sufficient distance from combustible construction. • Use at least the minimum installation spacings described on page 11. HUD Part 280). This dryer is suitable for mobile home installations. Title 24.

Use a wrench to adjust the legs up or down. Take two of the cardboard corners from the carton. This is when we recommend you start checking the dryer for levelness. Gently lay dryer on the cardboard corners. STEP 4. STEP 6. the ridges for a diamond marking. STEP check 3. NOTE: It may be necessary to level the dryer again after it is moved into its final position. Leave enough room to connect the exhaust vent. prop the dryer up using two stacked cardboard corner posts. Use a wrench to finish turning the legs until diamond marking is no longer visible. Stand the dryer up and move it close to its final location. Firmly grasp the body of the dryer (not the top or console panel). then front-to-back. Check levelness of dryer by placing a level on top of the dryer. STEP 7. With one of the legs in hand. Leveling your dryer correctly will reduce operating noise and provide improved drying performance. iNSTALL LEVELING LEGS STEP 5. first side-to-side.B. I3 . Further adjustment may be necessary. Place them on the floor in back of the dryer. STEP 2. Start to screw the legs into the holes by hand. STEP 1. If dryer is not level.

Burner input adjustments are not required when the dryer is operated up to this level. use larger pipe.-compatible copper tubing may be used. If this information does not agree with the type of gas available. all gas connections. • Provide a rigid gas supply 1/2-inch pipe to your dryer.U.U. in death. Burner information is located on the rating plate in the door well of your dryer. It is your responsibility to contact a qualified gas line installer to ensure you have natural gas. contact your local Sears store or Sears Service Center.000 feet above sea level at the B. 3/8-inch male threaded pipe 1/2-inch gas threaded supply line I4 .000 foot increase in elevation.R gas MUST be used. gas supply pressure exceed 13" water column. do not use Explosion Hazard gas gas not Use a new AGA approved supply line. • If you are using copper tubing.C. For assistance when converting to other gas types and/or installing above 10.R gas. rating indicated on the model/serial number plate. rating shown on the model/serial number plate is required for each 1. GAS REQUIREMENTS gas.P. Do not use Teflon tape. L.T. • When installed above 10. a four percent (4%) reduction of the burner B.000 feet elevation contact your local service company. explosion.000 feet. natural line of The proper gas connection ensures a safe installation that meets local code requirements.P. INSTALL GAS LiNE • Make certain your dryer has the correct burner for the type of gas in your home. • The design of this dryer has been certified by the American Gas Association for use at altitudes up to 10. Any change to the burner must be made by a qualified installer. If the total length of the supply line is more than 20 feet. Connect dryer to a regulated supply with a shut=off valve. Pipe joint compounds that resist the action of L. these instructions or fire.T. Securely Failure can result tighten to follow must • If your dryer has been converted to use L. 3/8-inch L.

The valve should be in the same room as the dryer. * A combination of pipe fittings be used to connect the dryer existing gas line. you may need an elbow and connector between the stainless steel tubing and the dryer gas pipe. within six feet. 3/8-inch male threaded pipe connection must to the l/B-inch HPT plugged tapping Gas shut- U Reducer or connector 1/2-inch gas supply line off valve * The gas supply must have a shut-off valve. To prevent kinking.* If local codes permit. * A 1/8-inch NPT plugged tapping. * To ensure proper combustion and ventilation. The location should be easy to reach for opening and closing the valve. the dryer installation should adhere to the minimum recommended clearances. dryer must be disconnected from gas supply piping system during pressure testing of that system at pressures in excess of 1/2 psig. use flexible stainless steel tubing (Design Certified by the American Gas Association) to connect your dryer to the gas supply line. See page 11. must be installed immediately upstream of the gas supply connection to the dryer. accessible for test gauge connection. instructions. see * For mobile home page 12 for more * The the any test installation. The gas pipe that comes out through the rear of your dryer has a 3/8-inch male pipe thread. 3/8-inch male threaded pipe connection 1/2-inch to 3/g-inch pipe reducer I5 .

• Do not use an extension I6 . or fire. Test all the connections by brushing on a soapy water solution (liquid detergent also works well). Be sure fuse or circuit breaker matches the rating circuit of your line. gas. Copies of the code standards above may be obtained from: listed to do so can result explosion. instructions or Plug into a grounded outlet. AC-only. flexible Hazard gas supply in National Fire Protection Association 02269 Batterymarch Park Quincy.CONNECT DRYER TO GAS LINE ELECTRICAL It is your • To contact • To assure REQUIREMENTS responsibility: a qualified electrical installer. Connect gas supply to dryer. 15. your dryer. installation that the electrical is adequate and in conformance with the National Electrical Code. Open the shut-off valve in the supply line. Explosion Use a new Failure death. • A 120-volt. For gas connections you must use pipe joint compound resistant to the action of LP. Bubbles will show a leak. cord. use an adapter. ANSI/ NFPA 70 . only • Use a separate STEP 4. Apply pipe joint compound to the non-flared male threads only. Remove the red cap from the gas pipe. Do not Failure remove ground The proper electrical connection ensures a safe installation that meets local code requirements. Do not Do not STEP 3. The valve is open when the handle is parallel to the gas pipe. Never leaks with a flame. Use a wrench to tighten.. STEP 2. electrical shock. Move the dryer to its final position. Correct any leak found. use an extension to follow these fire. 60-Hz. line. 20-ampere is required.or fused electrical supply • A time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended.latest edition and all local codes and ordinances. can result in death. Massachusetts STEP 1. test for gas serving cord. Do not use pipe joint compound Use pipe joint compound Electrica! Shock Hazard 3=prong prong. If flexible metal tubing is used be sure there are no kinks.

ifyouareindoubt stowhether a the Do not use a plastic vent. • The diameter of the heavy must be 4 inches. i s Check witha qualifiedlectrician e orserviceman Use a heavy metal vent. or a concealed space of a building. or use a pole or wire with a feather duster or rag attached. must eplugged b intoanappropriate outlethatis properly t installed and grounded inaccordance withalllocal codes ndordinances. disconnect vent from the dryer and clean one section at a time until you reach the exhaust hood. have proper a outletnstalled i bya qualifiedlectrician. this dryer must be exhausted metal vent. must Intheevent fmalfunction o orbreakdown. • Make sure exhaust hood is not plugged with lint. e WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire. and extend the life witha of the dryer. metal vent with a hood • If using an existing exhaust system.GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS D. lower c This appliance isequipped cord your utility bills. can result in death or fire. Do not use a metal foil vent. a ceiling. a wall. Follow the instructions in this section to reinstall your vent system. outdoors. you can use the hose attachment on your vacuum. you the shortest drying time. a WARNING: Improper connection ofthe equipment-grounding conductor can Fire Hazard resultna riskofelectrichock. vent. • Do not exhaust dryer into a chimney. To clean out lint. • Do not use an exhaust magnetic latch. Donotmodify theplug provided with Failure to follow these instructions theapplianceifitwillnotfittheoutlet. CONNECTEXHAUST This appliance begrounded. • Use a heavy • Do not use a plastic • Do not use a metal foil vent. I7 . havingnequipment-grounding a conductor anda grounding Theplug plug. grounding willreduce therisk A properly exhausted dryer will give ofelectrichock s byproviding apath ofleast esistance r forelectricurrent. appliance properly is grounded.

exhaust from the DETERMINE Maximum VENT Exhaust LENGTH Lengths: Avoid pushing the dryer tightly against a wall. where possible. *Use a 4-inch exhaust hood if possible. HOODS* Number of 90 ° Turns 0 1 2 3 4 Number of 90 ° Turns 0 1 2 3 4 Maximum length of 4-inch diameter rigid heavy metal vent 58 48 38 29 21 ft. -< Number of 90 ° Turns 0 1 2 3 4 Number of 90 ° Turns Rear exhaust installations for standard offset connections . ft. 21) Maximum length of 4-inch diameter flexible heavy metal vent 28 ft. ft. Refer to the chart below. the number of elbows. ft. ft. and the type of exhaust hood. ft. ft. ft. ft._.(see pgs. ft. 17ft. I9-20) 0 1 2 3 4 21/2-INCH Maximum length of 4-inch diameter rigid heavy metal vent 64 54 44 35 27 ft. Avoid 90 ° turns. This can crush or kink the vent. ft. Use the straightest path you can. NOTE: If a combination of rigid metal vent and flexible metal vent is used.ROUTETHEVENT Typical installations rear of the dryer. if. Maximum length of 4-inch diameter flexible heavy metal vent 36 31 27 25 23 EXHAUST ft. use instructions for flexible metal vent. 15ft. I8 . Rear exhaust installations for offset connections with close clearances (see p. 23 ft. 4-iNCH EXHAUST HOODS . 19ft. ft. • The maximum length of the rear exhaust system depends on the type of vent.

Tape the joint with duct tape. Instead. INSTALLATION" I9 . Install a 4-inch metal elbow exhaust on outlet. See "REVIEW on page 22. the hood and on the dryer's STEP 2. Tighten clamp. Screws can catch lint and slow the drying process. Use tin snips to cut the vent 3 inches longer than your measurement in order to make a connection. Tape •Wall Elbow Rigid heavy metal vent Exhaust hood Clamp STEP 4.STANDARD OFFSETONNECTIONS C Using NOTE: 4-inch rigid heavy metal vent: vent Do not secure exhaust STEP 3. STEP 1. Tighten clamp. joints with screws. STEP 2 STEP 5. vent. Install one end of elbow on hood. Finish installation. Measure the length of 4-inch rigid heavy metal vent needed to connect the two elbows. Dryer "Elbow Ducttape & clamps The vent usually comes in 2-foot lengths. use clamps to secure exhaust vent joints. the other end to the exhaust Tape joints and tighten clamps. Connect vent to elbow. Tape the joint with duct tape. Place a clamp on each end of vent elbow and connect elbow to your dryer's exhaust outlet.

STEP 1. Add 3 more inches measurement for connection dryer's exhaust outlet to the over the Finish installation. the other end to the exhaust Tape joints and tighten clamps. if necessary. Stretch the vent only as needed by pulling out from the center in each direction. See "REVIEW on page 22. Screws cancatch lint andslow thedrying process. use 2 or more sections of rigid metal vent with flexible metal vent attached at ends. Place a clamp on each end of vent elbow. If distance is more than 6 feet. INSTALLATION" and hood. To fit the vent over the duct on the hood it may be necessary to make two 1/2-inch cuts in the end of the vent to Exhaust allow it to expand. hood. Install one end of elbow on vent. Measure the length of 4-inch flexible heavy metal vent needed from the dryer to the hood. Tape Clamp 20 . Flexibleheavy \ tape& clamps STEP 2 Duct & ¢lamp Elbow Daottape& clamp (optional) STEP 3. Do not stretch vent sections over 6 feet. STEP 5. useclamps tosecure exhaust vent joints. Tape the joints with duct tape. install a 4-inch metal elbow on the exhaust hood and. Connect the vent directly to the dryer outlet or to a separate elbow. Elbow STEP 6.Using 4-inchlexible f heavy etal m vent: NOTE: Donotsecure exhaust vent joints withscrews. Secure with clamps. on the dryer's exhaust outlet. STEP 7. Add 10 inches to the measurement for each bend in the vent. STEP 8. STEP 4. instead. STEP 2.

OFFSET CONNECTIONS CLOSE CLEARANCES WITH When your exhaust vent is in a close clearance behind the dryer. LOOP SYSTEM by one or more NOTE: Vent systems come in many varieties. you will find it helpful to install the exhaust vent over-the-top* of the dryer. Patents. Select the type that best fits your installation...S. Three of the most common types of installations are illustrated here. or if you are installing your dryer in a recessed area or closet. A kit is available from your local Sears store or Sears Service Center. "_ . [ "'---_ : Vent system installed over-the-top with standard elbows Vent system installed over-the-top with one offset and one standard elbow PERISCOPE SYSTEM Vent system with one periscope (2-inch clearance) 21 .. *Parts may be covered U..

During these 5 minutes check to be sure dryer gas supply valve is open. 22 . 23-29) to fully understand your new dryer. see "TROUBLESHOOTING" on pages 36-37. Check to make sure you have all the tools you started with. [] FINAL STEPS [] Plug the power supply cord into the grounded outlet or power supply. adjust the legs up or down. Make sure vent is not crushed or kinked. Ensure that dryer is positioned in its final location. [] Check that all parts you removed from the parts packages are now installed. If the burner still does not ignite. Repeat steps above.REVIEW INSTALLATION Take a few minutes to complete this checklist. supply on. open dryer door. set the dryer on a full heat cycle (not the AIR DRY Cycle) for 20 minutes. turn the dryer off and WAIT 5 MINUTES. [] Turn power [] Wipe the interior of the drum thoroughly with a damp cloth to remove any dust. After five minutes. then check front-toback. The burner should have ignited during these five minutes. If dryer is not level. [] [] Ensure that dryer is level by placing a level on top of the dryer. If you do not feel heat. Check side-to-side first. [] To remove air from the gas line. [] Remove the blue protective film on the console and any tape remaining on dryer. It will help assure you that you have a proper installation and increase your satisfaction with your Kenmore dryer. minutes and read the [] Take a few Operating Instructions (pgs.

Selector 24 and Control 26). open dryer door. in death. into dryer and STEP 5. Set FABRIC/TEMPERATURE Control _. Failure to follow these can result or fire. Failure to follow these instruotions can result in death or fire. O @ G 23 . STEP (Timer) STEP 3. • If you wish to end your drying cycle. STOPPING/RESTARTING YOUR DRYER • To stop the dryer at any time. you must operate your dryer properly. Be sure door is closed. Set Cycle O(see pgs. • To restart. Refer to the supplied "Feature Sheet" for your dryer's particular features. 4. from dryer. NOTE: The drawings in this section show the basic features of all models covered by this manual. if available (see p. Check clothes label for manufacturer's recommendations. turn Cycle Selector Control (Timer) to OFF. such as gasoline. Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it (including cooking oils). explosion. or plastic must be dried on a clothesline or by using an air cycle. Put laundry shut door. Press PUSH TO START Button _ Be sure door is closed. STEP 2. To get the best drying results. Items containing foam. STEP 1.STARTING YOUR DRYER Explosion Hazard and away has ever on it (even instructions Fire Hazard No washer can completely remove oil. This section gives you this important information. Clean if needed. press PUSH TO START Button. rubber. Check lint screen. Keep flammable materials vapors. 25). Do not dry anything that had anything flammable after washing).

The AUTO DRY Cycle saves you time by providing the best drying results in the shortest time.TOUCH UP the dryer. This can help you save money on utility bills and reduce the risk of fabric damage. • If your dryer has an end-of-cycle signal. Select models feature a non-adjustable end-of-cycle signal. • Remove tumbling clothes stops. • If your dryer has an end-of-cycle signal. • If your dryer has an end-of-cycle signal. If they are damp. select LESS DRY the next time you do a similar load.) COOL DOWN period. that moisture NOTE: Dryers that do not have a FABRIC/TEMPERATURE Control. On Dryers with AUTO DRY II Use this cycle to smooth synthetic and permanent press clothes that are clean but wrinkled from being crowded in a closet or suitcase.) COOL DOWN period. see page 28. if available. and dryness setting. Using Automatic Drying Cycles • Set the Cycle Selector Control (Timer) to NORMAL DRY(*) which is good for most fabrics. Select models feature a non-adjustable end-of-cycle signal. size of load. Moist air indicates clothes are still damp. it will sound (if selected) once the cycle is completed. AUTO DRY CYCLE • The heating cycle is followed by a 1gminute (approx. feel the dried clothes. immediately when 7O TIMED DRY • Dryness is determined by an electronic sensor that "feels" the amount of moisture in clothes as they pass over it. When the dryness selected is reached. io 2o 3o AIR DRY into WRINKLE GUARD automatically. 70. On Dryers with AUTO DRY I SoflHeat ystem S • Dryness is determined by thermostats that react to the amount of moisture in the air exhausted from the dryer. • At the end of the cycle. Drying time varies according to type of fabric. 24 . Select models feature a non-adjustable end-of-cycle signal. it will sound (if selected) once the cycle is completed. the dryer goes into a 10-minute COOL DOWN period. TOUCH UP CYCLE Use AUTO DRY for most loads. For an explanation of WRINKLE GUARD. • If you do not unload (approx. or 80 minutes (depending on model) of heated drying time. Dry air indicates has been removed. if they are overdried. select MORE DRY the next time you do a similar load. • This setting provides about 15 minutes of heated drying time followed by a 10minute (approx. give you a choice of settings for high heat (PERMANENT PRESS/NORMAL) or low heat (KNIT/DELICATE).) it goes AUTODBYII . it will sound (if selected) once the cycle is completed.CYCLE DESCRIPTION TIMED DRY CYCLE Use this cycle to get 60.

T-shirts. 30-40 min. 30-40 rain. 20-30 min. *Use the lowest temperature setting available on your dryer. etc. acrylic. MORE DRY NORMAL DRY NORMAL DRY HiGH MEDIUM/HIGH or MEDIUM* LOW 50-60 min. Settings may depending on your load.FABRICfTEMPERATURE CONTROL Proper ensure right use of this that fabrics temperature contro! helps are dried at the for maximum !ife. 40-50 min. diapers Lightweight . skirts. etc.Shirts. organdies. slacks. 20-30 min. Use this control to select the drying temperature that matches the fabrics in your load. jackets. raincoats Medium Weight . blouses. dresses NORMAL DRY NORMAL DRY LESS DRY HIGH MEDIUM/HIGH or MEDIUM* LOW 40-50 rain. SYNTHETICS AND BLENDS Heavyweight . dresses KNITS Heavyweight . shirts Medium Weight .Synthetics (polyester. cotton underwear. corduroys. lingerie AUTO DRY Setting Drying Temp TIMED DRY Setting** MORE DRY HiGH 70-80 rain.Batistes. quilts Heavyweight . acrylic. 30-40 rain. table lists suggested and drying times for This is only a guide.).Sheets. • The FABRIC/TEMPERATURE will not work when the Cycle Selector Control (Timer) is in the AIR DRY Cycle.Lingerie. rayons. sweaters Lightweight .Bedspreads. **Reset time_ as needed_ to allow items to dry completely. 25 . sheets_ slacks Lightweight . NORMAL DRY NORMAL DRY LESS DRY HIGH MEDIUM/HIGH or MEDIUM* MEDIUM or LOW* 40-50 rain. work clothes Medium Weight .Cottons.) and blends. play clothes.Synthetics (polyester. lingerie.Work clothes. dress slacks. Type of Load COTTONS AND LINENS Extra Heavy . mattress pads. jeans. blends. fabrics such Control The following dryer settings various loads. PERMANENT PRESS.Towels. blouses. • Select Select LOW for delicate HIGH for durable work clothes fabrics. require adjustment the requirements of as sturdy or bath towels.

polypropytene. tablecloths 20-30 min. Plastic . (Use AIR DRY/AIR FLUFF if low heat is not available. Use the AIR DRY Cycle. padded bras. *Reset time. stuffed toys . Shake and fluff pillows by hand several times during the cycle.Shower curtains. 40-50 min. Make sure pillows are completely take a long time to dry. Make sure coverings are securely stitched. lace. etc. Rubber-backed rugs sheer nylon Olefin. gauze. AUTO DRY II CL! MORE DRY -10 20 30 _7 AIR DRY Refer to the following table for examples of items that require drying without heat. dry. Foam rubber pillows . 26 . Use this setting for items that will not tolerate heat such as plastics and foam rubber. AIR DRY Cycle* Sheer curtains 20-30 min.) RUBBER. Type of Load DELICATE FABRICS (2 or 3 panels). Also use for airing and fluffing items such as pillows. PLASTIC.USING AiR DRY OFF'_S0 _ WRINKLE GUARD I 70 TIME£ Using this cycle gives you a!! the benefits of hang drying with a shorter drying time. . as needed. to allow items to dry completely. Use the AIR DRY Cycle to get up to 20 or 30 minutes (depending on model) of drying time in room temperature air.Pillows. Foam rubber . or place the items on a line or rack to air dry. HEAT-SENSITWE FABRICS 20-30 min. 10-20 min.

Be sure the dryer door is closed. 5o TIMED 30 DRY AUTODRYII UPLESSDRY _l&_ _7 /// TOUCH Io 20 ao AIR DRY Suft Heat System 27 . synthetics. It will not start again until you close the door and press the PUSH TO START Button. and reduces pilling the formation of small lint-like balls on the surface of garments. Be sure the Cycle Selector Control (Timer) is still on a dry setting. SOFT-HEAT <_ System guards against overdrying. The dryer then switches to low heat. clothes are tumbled without heat to help reduce wrinkles and make clothes more comfortable to handle. Opening the door stops the dryer. Kenmore dryers help prevent overdrying so you get outstanding fabric care. clothes are dried at the temperature you selected until the last few minutes of the cycle. • On some signal models. when The signal is helpful when you are drying permanent press. In the AUTO DRY and TIMED DRY Cycles. PUSH TO START BUTTON _ WRCNKLE GUARD [ 70 Use this control to start the dryer. Pilling is the natural result of washing and wearing of garments. COOL DOWN the DRY Approximately ten minutes before end of the AUTO DRY and TIMED Cycles. prevents static. the volume of the can be adjusted. and other items. This helps your fabrics retain the natural moisture they need.END-OF-CYCLE SIGNAL CONTROL SOFT-HEAT<_>SYSTEM Your dryer sounds a signal a drying cycle is finished. These items should be removed from the dryer as soon as it stops in order to prevent wrinkles.

1. the heated air inside the dryer flows in a concentrated pattern to allow efficient and uniform drying. a dry rack shipped on top of your dryer. This al!ows you to machine dry items for a specific length of time without tumbling. • This action you open will be continuous the dryer. Then push in rack and drop the front legs into position on dryer opening as shown. unless When you use the dry rack.USING WRINKLE GUARD DRY RACK On some models. The dry rack may look different than the one shown was Remove before slightly below. Open dryer LESS DRY /' 10 20 3o AIR DRY STEP 2. fitting rear legs into the grooves in the back wall of the dryer. reduces noise when have buckles. the End-ofCycle SIGNAL will sound every 5 minutes. WRINKLE GUARD will tumble the clothes without heat for 30 minutes. 7O Use the drying rack with the TIMED DRY orAIR DRY Cycles only. SoflH¢at_tem 28 . and discard shipping blocks using. The dry rack also drying items that During WRINKLE GUARD. WRINKLE GUARD helps keep your permanent press items wrinkle-free when you don't unload the dryer promptly at the end of the AUTO DRY Cycle. O_F_ WRINKLEGUARD I 0 4T0_MED 3O DRY To Use STEP the Dry Rack: door. Put rack into the drum. If you do not open the door at the end of the AUTO DRY Cycle.

STEP 4. ifavailable. Referothetable t below. t Toremove thedryrack. Washable wool items (block to shape and lay flat on rack) 2. butthedrum willrotate.Use TIMED orAIR the DRY DRY Cycle. d STEP 5.Starthedryer. rack The does notmove. Galoshes (rubber) FABRIC/ TEMPERATURE Setting DELICATE COTTON AIR DRY AIR DRY AIR DRY AIR DRY drying.STEP 3. Foam rubber pillows 6.Close dryer oor. ush p itback torelease rearlegspringsndliftout. Stuffed toys (foam rubber filling) 4.Place wetitems ontopofthe dryrack. Tennis shoes *Reset time as needed to complete 29 .SetheFABRIC/TEMPERATURE t Control. llow A space around for items airtocirculate. tothetable Refer below. STEP 7. a Suggested items forRack Drying 1. Make items sure donothang theedges rbetween over o rack grill. Cycle Selector (Timer) Setting TIMED DRY Minutes* 60 60 90 20 90 30-40 TIMED DRY 5. Stuffed toys (cotton or polyester fiber filling) 3. STEP 6.

turn lint takers inside out. Sharp or metal objects can damage your dryer. and hooks to avoid snagging other items. • Articles removed to be ironed while should be still damp. • Place small items such as baby socks or hankies in laundry bag for easy removal. snaps. from non-colorfast. • Separate lint givers (towels. When possible. • Separate heavy fabrics (denim. towels) from light fabrics (synthetics. Heat may permanently set stains. they can damage the finish. Do not tumble these items. Do not lay these objects on your dryer. Tie strings and sashes so they will not tangle. Turn pockets of heavy items inside out for even drying. Remove heat-sensitive trim that can be damaged by drying. Items properly sorted by color for washing are usually properly sorted for drying. synthetics. 30 . Manual and DRYING TIPS • Separate colorfast dark colors from light colors. • See page 5 of this manual for Important Safety Instructions. • Check pockets before drying. permanent press). permanent press).PREPARING CLOTHES FOR DRYING SORTING CLOTHES Follow these recommendations and to prolong help save on utility bills the life of your garments. • Close zippers. • Check garments for spots and stains left after washing. chenille) from lint takers (corduroy. • Refer to your Washer Owner's for proper washing techniques additional laundry tips.

This also prevents small lightweight items from blocking airflow. • Shorten drying times by exhausting dryer properly and cleaning exhaust vent and outside exhaust hood as needed. • Some fabric softeners can clog the lint screen and slow drying. • Keep the lint screen • Use dryer where is above 45°F. room by fabric weight 31 . Overcrowding package instructions carefully. • Dry full loads • Avoid only.CHOOSING LOAD SIZES USING DRYER FABRIC SOFTENERS • Mixlarge items withsmall items. 2 twin) 4 pillowcases 2 shirts 2 blouses 8 T-shirts 6 shorts 8 handkerchiefs Towels 9 bath towels 9 hand towels 10 wash cloths EXTRA-LARGE CAPACITY 3 jeans 3 workpants 2 workshirts 1 sweatshirt 1 sweatpants 3 sheets (1 king. blankets. Use fabric softeners labeled as dryer safe. u d and • Put one fabric softener sheet on top and can cause (because items to wear out faster of pilling). adding wet load. dryer. Always follow notoverload thedryer. tablecloths) during a cycle to reduce bailing or rolling up. SAVING ENERGY DRY Cycle to dry • You may need to rearrange large items (sheets. of the load before starting the dryer. Do not overdry. 2 twin) 2 pillowcases 2 shirts 2 blouses 6 T-shirts 5 shorts 6 handkerchiefs 7 bath towels 8 hand towels 9 wash cloths • Use the AUTO most loads. Load thedryer ytheamount b ofspace Dryer fabric softeners are recommended items up. SUPER CAPACITY Heavy Work Clothes 4 jeans 4 workpants 2 workshirts 1 sweatshirt 1 sweatpants Mixed Load 3 sheets (1 king. add one or two lint-free towels. or opening overloading items to a partly dried the door unnecessarily. • For better tumbling action. • Remove fabric softener stains by wetting the stains and rubbing them with liquid detergent or bar soap and rewash. take w Do for reducing static cling.notbytheir eight. • Sort loads clean. air temperature and type. Do not add a fabric softener sheet after the drying cycle has started. when drying only a few small items. causes nevenrying wrinkling. Instant heat can cause the fabric softener to spot fabrics.

or burns. Continue with STEPS 2-4. STEP 2. Wipe thoroughly with a damp 4. Garments that contain unstable dyes. such as denim blue jeans or brightly colored cotton items. damaged. STEP 3. Spray nonflammable liquid household cleaner on the stained area. or missing.This section explains how to care for your dryer properly and safely. Make a paste with detergent and very warm water and apply to a soft cloth. Doing so can cause overheating and damage to both the dryer and fabrics. fire. Push into place. damp clothto clean the cabinet and console. Scrub area until all excess dye is removed. causing your dryer's lint screen to fill up faster. Avoid using harsh abrasives. Do not put sharp metal objects on or in your dryer. Do not rinse or wash screen to remove lint. INTERIOR The lint screen is located on top of your dryer. blocked. IMPORTANT: the lint screen firmly back STEP 2. in death. Be sure to remove lint from the lint screen before and after drying new towels. • Some towels made of synthetic fibers and natural fibers (polyester and cotton blends) may shed more lint than other towels. They can damage the finish. 32 . Continue with STEPS 2-4. or STEP la. • Do not run the dryer with the lint screen loose. Clean it before every load. Failure to do so can result explosion. A screen blocked by lint can increase drying time. To clean dryer drum: STEP 1. To clean: STEP 1. Pull the lint screen straight up. Wet lint is hard to remove. Tumble a load of clean to dry. towels for 20 minutes Proper care of your dryer its life and help you avoid service calls. Roll lint off the screen with your fingers. can extend costly CLEANING Remove Lint THE Before LINT SCREEN Load Every CLEANING YOUR DRYER EXTERIOR Use a soft. Explosion Use nonflammable Hazard cleaners. STEP 3. may discolor the dryer drum. STEP cloth.

you withhotwater. thelintscreen itha Wash w nylon brush ifitbecomes clogged due STEP 1. w STEP 4. Poor in longer drying times. To check for obstructed airflow can result airflow: lint from dryer and be be removed STEP 1. STEP 1. Cleaning should be done by a qualified service person. Instructions for removing accumulated lint can be found in the Do-It-Yourself repair manual for Kenmore dryers. oumay time y findithelpful Lint can gather inside the tocheckour ryer ndexhaust system y d a fuel for a fire. Lint should for proper airflow. inspect exhaust hood. replace indryer. attachment on your vacuum. water ndliquid a detergent. toa residueuildup. Clean one section of vent at Towash: the exhaust hood. The part number is 787207. depending on dryer usage. b STEP 2. not be blocked or obstructed. STEP 2. or more often. 33 . Reconnect vent as described residueuildup. Disconnect exhaust vent from the dryer.Rinse lintscreen ithhotwater. Check to ensure nothing is blocking ventilation slots on dryer rear panel.Thoroughly drylintscreen ith w aclean towel. To order this manual. lint scrub screen iththebrush w toremove STEP 3.Weta nylon brush withhot pole or wire with a feather duster or rag attached.Wetboth sides oflintscreen a time until you reach can use the hose To clean out lint. It should every 2 to 3 years. b in the "INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS" of this Owner's Manual. or use a STEP 2. U STEP 3. CHECKING FOR To remove accumulated OBSTRUCTED AIRFLOW inside the dryer: From totime. please call 1-800-366-7278 from anywhere in the United States.Wash LintScreen sNeeded A REMOVING ACCUMULATED LINT Laundry detergents fabric and softeners To remove accumulated lint from cancause residueuildupnthelint exhaust vent: a b o screen.

cord • Close shut-off valves in gas supply line and behind the dryer front panel. • Disconnect gas pipe and remove fittings that stick out from dryer. Disconnect STEP 2. STEP 5. cord STEP 6.CHANGING THEDRUM LIGHT The dryer light automatically inside the dryer drum when turns on you open the door. door. It this is not the problem.C. To replace STEP bulb: power. The vibration of the dryer may cause the bulb to come loose. If your dryer has a drum light. Replace light bulb by turning light bulb cover. Replace the bulb with bulb only. IMPORTANT: a 25-watt. remove the light bulb by turning it counterclockwise. Find the locking pins on the drum light lens and place them directly over the matching notches on drum light housing. Plug in power supply or turn on electric supply. STEP 4.C. install it clockwise. 120V A. STEP 3. • Clean lint screen. bulb only. Plug in power supply or turn on electric supply. . it will look like one of the styles on this page. legs are secure dryer fuel line running to tape to secure VACATION 34 CARE • Disconnect power. • Use masking door. Check that the light bulb is screwed in tightly. The vibration of the dryer may cause the bulb to come loose. STEP 2. Disconnect 1. Open the dryer drum light lens clockwise STEP 3. remove the light bulb by turning it counterclockwise. Install it clockwise. STEP 6. Remove the light bulb cover from the back wall of the dryer by removing the screw located in the lower right corner of the cover. IMPORTANT: Replace the bulb with a 40-watt. • Cap the open gas meter. MOVING • Disconnect CARE power. 1. • Make sure leveling in dryer base. STEP 5. Check that the light bulb is screwed in tightly. Open the dryer door. STEP 4. To replace STEP bulb: power. Push lens in and turn counterclockwise to lock it in place. Turn the and remove it. light bulb by turning 120V A. It this is not the problem.

Load too large and bulky to dry quickly. Section D).' Section D). but you are saving energy and reducing wrinkles. 35 . Level dryer (see "INSTALLATION'. Expect longer dry times. Cold rinse water used. you avoid Problem Not Drying Satisfactorily Possible Cause 8olution Clean tint screen. Fuses blown or circuit breakers tripped. Section B). Dryer Will Not Run Power cord not firmly plugged into a live circuit with proper voltage.' Load not contacting the sensor strips and automatic cycle ending early. Timer or the temperature control is set on AIR DRY. clean exhaust system of tint or replace exhaust vent with rigid or flexible heavy metal vent (see "INSTALLATION'. Plug power cord into a live circuit. Hold hand under outside exhaust hood to check air movement. Large amount of moisture in the toad. sheet per load Move dryer where it can operate in ambient air temperatures above 45°F. One fuse is blown or circuit breaker is tripped. If you do not feet air moving. Using the tables below will save you time and money by helping unnecessary service calls. Restricted air movement. Exhaust vent is crushed or kinked. The dryer will appear to operate. Replace fuses or reset breakers.' heavy Lint screen is clogged with tint. but you will not get any heat.Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Exhaust vent or outside exhaust hood is clogged with tint. Select the right cycle for the types of garments being dried (see "OPERATION"). Gas valve on supply line is closed. Replace with rigid or flexible metal vent (see "INSTALLATION'. Use only one softener and only use it once. Expect longer dry times with items that hold more moisture (cottons). Separate toad to tumble freely. Dryer located in room with temperature below 45°F. Run dryer for 5-10 minutes. Fabric softener sheets blocking outlet grill. Open all valves. Replace fuse or reset breaker.

Clean out pockets before drying. Match dryer settings to fabric type (see "OPERATION"). Use correct dryer settings for fabric. Dryer door not firmly closed. Unusual Sounds Thumping of rollers when dryer has set. Items need to be clean before being dried. not followed. Reset controls in an ON position. Using a regular fuse. Check quality of garment purchasing. Do not use dryer while these chemical fumes are in the air. before Items Shrinking Overdrying. Dry smatter loads that can tumble freely. Poor garment quality. Improper sorting. PUSH TO START Button not firmly pressed. Thump wilt go away after 5 minutes of drying. Paper or tissue in pockets.Problem Dryer Will Not Run (cont'd) Possible Cause 8olution Replace with a time-delay Close dryer door tightly. Add at beginning of cycle when load is cold. Manufacturer's instructions care label Fotlow fabric care label instructions carefully. Ctean lint screen.gas valve clicking. 36 . or varnish being drawn into dryer. Drying soiled items. Pilling being mistaken for tint. Pilling (surface fuzz) is caused by normal wear and laundering. Load is overdried. Remove toad as soon as tumbling stops. Check for air movement. Controls not set in an ON position. Press PUSH TO START Button again. Load is too big or heavy. Overdrying can cause lint-attracting static (see "OPERATION"). paint. Sort lint givers from tint takers and by color. fuse. Normal operation. Match dryer settings to fabric type (see "OPERATION"). Use fabric softener sheets in dryer. Clicking . Loads are Wrinkled Overloading. Overdrying. Load teft in dryer at the end of cycte. Stains on Load Improper use of fabric softener in washer. Dry smaller loads so tint can be carried to the tint screen. Odors Household chemicals. Lint in Load Lint screen is clogged.

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