Owner's Manual and Installation Instructions



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

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Please read this manual. It will help you install and operate your new Kenmore washer in the safest and most economical way. For 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 washer'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 Washer.

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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.

Full 1-Year Warranty on Mechanical and Electrical parts For one year from the date of purchase, if this washer is installed and operated according to the instructions that come with it, Sears will repair or replace any of its mechanical or electrical parts if they are defective in material or workmanship. Warranty Restriction If this washer is operated for any purpose other than private family use, all warranty coverage is restricted to 90 days from the date of purchase. Warranty Service Warranty service is available by contacting your nearest Sears Service Center in the United States or Canada. This warranty applies only while this washer is used in the United States or Canada. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights that vary from state to state or province to province.

Limited 10-Year Warranty on Plastic Tub*
For the second through tenth year from the date of purchase, Sears will replace the plastic tub if it is defective in material or workmanship, After the first year, you will be charged for labor. Limited 5-Year Warranty Gearcase Parts* on

For the second through fifth year from the date of purchase, Sears will replace any gearcase parts that are defective in material or workmanship, After the first year, you will be charged for labor. Full 1-Year Warranty on "Spreckle" Porcelain Basket For one year from the date of purchase, when this washer is installed and operated according to the instructions that come with it, Sears will replace the "spreckle" (speckled surface) porcelain wash basket if it chips or rusts due to defective material or workmanship.

Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept 817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 Sears Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8
*In Canada a different warranty may apply. In the U.S. for Sears warranty information or to contact a Sears Service Center, call 1-8004-MY-HOME s_,(1-800469-4663). In Canada, call 1-877-533-6937.

Your safety and the safety of others is very important. We have provided many important safety 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 hazards that can kill or hurt you and others. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word "DANGER" or "WARNING". These words mean:

You will be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions. You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions. All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.


washed in. • Before the washer is removed from service or discarded. As the gas is flammable. do not smoke or use an open flame during this time. soaked in. • See Installation Instructions for grounding requirements. or other flammable or explosive substances to the wash water. • Do not repair or replace any part of the washer 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 spotted with gasoline. • Do not reach into the washer if the tub or agitator is moving. • Do not tamper with controls. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. • Do not install or store this washer where it will be exposed to the weather. SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS . • Do not add gasoline. remove the lid. electric shock. If the hot water system has not been used for such a period.IMPORTANT WARNING: SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS To reduce the risk of fire. turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow from each for several minutes. before using a washing machine. • Under certain conditions. other flammable or explosive substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode. • Do not wash articles that have been previously cleaned in. hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been used for 2 weeks or more. dry-cleaning solvents. dry-cleaning solvents. • Do not allow children to play on or in the washer. including the following: • Read all instructions before using the washer. These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode. follow basic precautions. or injury to persons when using your washer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the washer is used near children. This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas.

A. see pages 7-9. 11) Laundry Tub Drain System (p. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR WASHER (pgs. 11-13) Recessed Area/ Closet Installation Instructions (p. 12) r_ \ Standpipe Drain System (p. 13) 39 in (99 cm) 6 .INSTALLATION OVERVIEW For a complete list of tools and parts needed. 13) Floor Drain System (p.

15-16) Tools Needed: Parts Needed: Pliers that open to l_fb in (3. 14) \ Tools Needed: Scissors Flashlight (optional depending on instaliation) C.B. REMOVE SHIPPING STRAP (p. double-wire hose clamp (bottom of drain hose) .95 cm) Flashlight (oNionaI depending on installation) 1 yellow. single-wire hose clamp (top of drain hose) 1 silver. CONNECT DRAIN HOSE (pgs.

16-17) Tools Needed: PaNs Needed: SJ Pliers that open to 19[16in (3. 17) Tools Needed: PaNs Needed: 2 water inlet hoses Pliers that open to 19 /_6in (3.95 cm) Bucket (optional depending on installation) Flashlight (optional depending on installation) 8 . CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WASHER (pgs.1_ Flashlight (optional depending on installation) 2 water inlet hoses 4 flat water inlet hose washers E. CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WATER FAUCETS (p.D.95 _.

18) Tools Needed: Pads Needed: Flashlight (optional depending on installation) Shipping strap with fastener G. LEVEL WASHER (p. 19) Tools Needed: Pa_sNeeded: 9h0-in (1.F. SECURE DRAIN HOSE (P.43 cm) open-end wrench 2 front leveling legs with nuts (supplied with washer) Flashlight (optional depending on installation) Wood block .

. or electrical shock.if it will not fit the outlet. This washer is equipped with a power supply cord having a 3-prong grounding plug. . Do not use an extension cord. 15. Do not modify the plug provided with the appliance . grounding will reduce the risk of electrical shock by providing a path of least resistance for electric current. 3 prong grounding*type wall receptacle 3 prong grounding plug Improper connection of the equipment grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock.) Connect to an individual branch circuit. have a proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician. This washer is equipped with a cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. grounded in accordance with National Electrical Code. Failure to follow these instructions can result in death. For a permanently connected washer: GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS This washer must be connected to a grounded metal. This washer must be grounded. In the event of malfunction or breakdown.or 20-ampere fused electrical supply is required. The plug must be plugged into an appropriate outlet that is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances. Check with a qualified electrician or serviceman if you are in doubt as to whether the appliance is properly grounded. you must plug the power supply cord into a mating 3*prong grounding-type wall receptacle. To minimize possible shock hazard. WARNING: Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. permanent wiring system. or an equipment grounding conductor must be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on the appliance. ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS 120-Volt. Powersupply cord 10 . fire. cordconnected washer: Selecting the proper location for your washer will improve its performance and minimize concerns like washer walk or noise. (Time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. AC-only. ANSl/NFPA 70latest edition and all local codes and ordinances.• For a grounded. 60-Hz. Do not use an adapter. Do not remove ground prong.

a clearanceof 1 [n (2. (310cm2) _ minimum ventilation (7.6 FrontView (0our With Vent) *0 in--_' qE_ 27 in _ (0 cm) (68. the minimum air openings in top and bottom are required. • If closet door is installed. 48 in_ .6 cm) "_.8cm) (102 FrontView cm Side View cm) (Ouor Not Shown) (Duo Shown) 3 in cm) _. Leuvered doors with equivalent air openings in top and bottom are acceptable.n 4 in (Ocm) (25 (64. SELECT LOCATION FOR YOUR WASHER RECESSED AREA/ CLOSET INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS This washer may be installed in a recessed area or closet. • Allow additional space if other appliances are to be installed in the area. door andfloor moldings may he required.6cm) _--*0 in -_1 inJ_F251/2 in_. 24 in2 (155 cm2 ) minimum-_ ventilation area _.5 cm) on the sides ofthe washeris recommended. • The installation spacing is in inches (centimeters) and is the minimum allowable. *Additionalclearancefor wall.A.(7. 3[19 cm (48 3 _m_ T aaaa 0 3 in 14" max. TOreducetransferof washersOuilds. 11 .

Hot and cold water faucets: Must provide water pressure between 20-100 psi and be within 4 ft (1. 13) Do not store or operate washer at or below 32°F (0°C) (some water may remain in washer).LAUNDRY TUB DRAIN SYSTEM Check location where washer will be installed. water. 13) • Floor drain system (p.5 cm).4 m) from bottom of washer. j¢ Support: Floor must be sturdy enough to support a total weight of 315 Ibs (143 kg) (including washer. Top of tub must be at least 39 in (99 cm) above floor and no higher than 96 in (2. and load weight). 12 . Proper installation is your responsibility. Level floor: Maximum allowable slope under entire washer . This washer can be installed using one of three systems: • Laundry tub drain system (below) • Standpipe drain system (p. See page 34 for winterizing information.2 m) of where the power cord is attached to the back of the washer. Make sure you have everything necessary for correct installation including the following points: Grounded receptacle: Must be within 4 ft (1.2 m) of the hot and cold water fill valves attached to the back of the washer. Laundry tub drain system: Needs a minimum 20 gal (70 L) laundry tub.1 in (2.

ALTERNATE LOCATIONS STANDPIPE AND FLOOR DRAIN SYSTEMS Siphon break: Must be purchased separately. Part No. Part No.5 cm) diameter standpipe You will need to buy: Sump pump system (if not already available) 2 in (5 cm) diameter to 1 in (2. call 1-800-366-PART(1-800-366-7278).5 cm) diameter standpipe adapter. A minimum carry-away capacity of 17 gaI (64 L) per minute is required. Floor drain system: Requires a siphon break.4 cm) 1 in (2. Part No. 3363920 Standard 20 gal (76 L). call 1-877-533-6937. see chart below. Part No. 285320. If you have: Laundry tub or standpipe taller than 96 in (2. 3357090.4 m) from bottom of washer. See chart below. 39 in (99 cm) J Standpipe drain system: Needs a 2 in (5 cm) minimum diameter standpipe with minimum carry-away capacity of 17 gal (64 L) per minute. 13 . additional drain hose. 285442 Overhead sewer Floor drain Parts listed are available from your local Sears store or Sears Service Cente[ In the United States. Top of standpipe must be at least 39 in (99 cm) inches above floor and no higher than 96 in (2. In Canada. 39 in (99 cm) tall drain tub or utility sink and sump pump (available from local plumbing suppliers) Siphon break. and Connector Kit.

set washer onto cardboard before moving across floor. Cut the shipping strap about 16 inches (40 cm) from plug end. Do not cut yellow strap." Discard end with the cotter pins. Look for the words "CUT HERE. Depending on your model. Move washer close to its final location. The electrical plug is attached to this shipping strap. there should be either two or three cotter pins on the end of the shipping strap when it is pulled out of the washer. This will release the rear self-leveling legs. REMOVE SHIPPING STRAP I l'+I+'j'++m++" "[_ i[_ it'll Removing the shipping strap is necessary for smooth operation. Slide remainder of shipping strap free from the electrical plug. Pull yellow strap firmly. Ir \ PULL STEP 3. STEP 2. Pull firmly to remove the other end of the shipping strap pinned to the back of washer. Electrical plug Shippingtrap s O O PULL Pin 14 . To prevent floor damage. If the shipping strap is not removed. the washer will make excessive noise. STEP 1. You will use this to secure the drain hose. until completely removed from washer.B.

" Release clamp. Continue until hose contacts the ribbed stop on the cabinet. b. Place clamp over area marked "CLAMP. If you have: Drain hose that is too short Drain hose that is too long A problem with lint clogging your drain You will need to buy: Drain hose. this procedure must be followed exactly. Part No. 388423 and hose kit. _.C. 285442 Hose kit. In Canada. call 1-877-533-6937. Twist hose back and forth while pushing down onto drain connector at the bottom of the washer. Part No. DO NOT USE ANY OTHER LUBRICANT. call 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278). Wet the inside of the straight end of the drain hose with tap water. Part No._Ribbed Stop_. ) ' TWIST AND PUSH d. 285442 Drain protector. Part No. it must be installed per the following instructions: IMPORTANT: To ensure proper installation. 15 . CONNECT DRAIN HOSE Proper connection of the drain hose will protect your floors from damage due to water leakage. double-wire clamp with pliers to open. STEP 1. 367031 Parts listed are available from your local Sears store or Sears Service Cente_ In the United States. To prevent the drain hose from coming off or leaking. Place clamp over the straight end of the drain hose inch from the end. Open clamp. Squeeze ears of silver. a._ (6ram) ram) c.

flat washer (from the parts bag) into each end of the inlet hoses. kinks. NOTE: Replace inlet hoses after five years of use to reduce the risk of hose failure. cuts. wear. 16 . you must cap off the remaining water inlet port. Rotate hook to eliminate kinks. Coupling 0 Washer STEP 1. CONNECT INLET HOSES TO WASHER Hooked End Proper connection of your inlet hoses will allow hot and cold water to enter your washer properly. Drain Hose STEP 3. single-wire clamp with pliers and slide over hooked end of drain hose to secure the rubber and corrugated sections together.For standpipe or laundry tub drain systems: STEP 2. To prevent drain water from going back into the washer: • Do not straighten hooked end of drain hose and force excess drain hose into standpipe. Check that washers are firmly seated in couplings. Check for proper length of drain hose. Open yellow. • Do not lay excess drain hose in bottom of laundry tub. Periodically inspect and replace inlet hoses if bulges. D. Put hooked end of drain hose into laundry tub or standpipe. When replacing your inlet hoses. We recommend connecting both the hot and cold water inlet hoses for optimal performance of your washer. or leaks are found. mark the date of replacement on the label with a permanent marker. insert one new. If you only connect one water hose.

You will drain this later. In Canada. STEP 2. In the United States. Attach the hose with the blue coupling to the cold water (top) inlet valve. ColdWater Inlet Valve E. Water Inlet Valve STEP 3. Mark the hot water faucet. Attach the hose with the red coupling to the hot water faucet. Determine which faucet is hot and which is cold. Screw on coupling by hand. Part No. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN. CONNECTINLETHOSES TO WATER FAUCETS STEP 1. call 1-800-366-PART (1-800-366-7278). Make an additional two-thirds turn with pliers to tighten coupling. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN. this could damage the coupling. Part No. If you have: Water faucets beyond the reach of water fill hoses You will need to buy: 2 longer water fill hoses: 6 ft (1. Turn on water faucets and check for leaks. Run water through both faucets into a bucket or laundry tub to get rid of particles in the water lines that might clog hoses. Attaching the red coupling first makes it easier to tighten connection with pliers. Make sure washer basket is empty. Screw on coupling by hand. STEP 3. 350008 Parts listed are available from your local Sears store or Sears Service Center. Screw on coupling by hand. call 1-877-533-6937. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN. Attach the hose with the blue coupling to the cold water faucet. Make an additional two-thirds turn with pliers to tighten coupling. this could damage the coupling. this could damage the valves.STEP 2. Make an additional two-thirds turn with pliers to tighten coupling. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN. 76314 10 ft (3. this could damage valves.0 m) hoses. 17 . Attach the hose with the red coupling to the hot water (bottom) inlet valve. STEP 4. Screw on coupling to faucet by hand. Make an additional two-thirds turn with pliers to tighten coupling.8 m) hoses. A small amount of water may enter the washer.

STEP 2. Push fastener into the nearest hole in the shipping strap. put hooked end of drain hose in standpipe. Tightly wrap the shipping strap around the drain hose and water inlet hoses (not the handles or stems). SECURE DRAIN HOSE Securing the drain hose properly will protect your floors from damage due to water leakage. Locate the remaining piece of shipping strap (not the end with the cotter pins) from STEP 3 of "REMOVE SHIPPING STRAE" Use it to wrap the drain hose together with the laundry tub or standpipe.E. Fastener 18 . I \ \ i J If the water faucets and drain standpipe are recessed. Push fastener into the nearest hole in the shipping strap. STEP 1. Move washer to itsfinal location.

This is the recommended initial setting. STEP 4. To install front legs: STEP 1. Gently lower washer to floor. If washer is not level. If nuts are not tight against washer cabinet. Check levelness of the washer by placing a level on top of the washer. then front4o-back.6 cm) off floor. Lower washer to floor. STEP 6. Lower washer and reset self-adjusting rear legs (as in Step 6). use a _ in (1. Use a wood block or another object that will support the weight of the washer. Move washer to its final location. move the washer out slightly before tipping it up. the washer may vibrate. Prop front of washer up (about 4 in [10. STEP 2. first side-to-side. If washer was placed against a wall. Remove wood block. 19 . prop up the front of the washer and adjust the legs up or down as necessary. Repeat Step 7 until the washer is level.E LEVEL WASHER STEP 5.43 cm) open-end wrench to turn nuts on front legs tightly against washer cabinet.5 cm) from top of leg base. Screw leg into washer base by hand until nut reaches washer base. Repeat for other leg. You may hear the self-adjusting rear legs click into place. Tilt washer backward until front of washer is off the wood block. With one of the legs in hand. Leveling your washer properly prevents excessive noise and vibration. STEP 3. STEP 8. When washer is in its final location and level. screw lock nut onto leg 3/in (9.2 cm]). STEP 7. Tilt washer forward until rear of washer is at least 3 in (7.

• Removed all shipping materials. Then. [ Check that the water faucets are turned on. • The nuts on the front legs are tight. It will help assure you that you have a proper installation and increase your satisfaction with your Kenmore washer. [ Check that: • The washer is level. I 2O . [ Take a few minutes and read the Operating Instructions (pages 21-31) to fully understand your new washer. Check that you have: • All the tools you started with. f Check electrical requirements. • Installed all parts listed on pages 7-9. • Removed shipping strap with cotter pins. start the washer and allow it to complete the ULTRA CLEAN Cycle.REVIEW INSTALLATION Take a few minutes to complete this checklist. Be sure you have correct electrical supply and recommended grounding method. F FINAL STEPS f Plug power supply cord into grounded outlet. Remove the blue protective film on the console and any tape remaining on washer.

:r I H L'Jtll y. No washer can completely remove oil.. LID INSTRUCTIONS These instructions are found under the lid of your washer.. SELECT & ADJUST Make the selections for these washer controls: • WATER LEVEL Adjust to load size. HEAVY DIJTY PERM PRESS DELICATE HAND WASH EXTBA DIRTY SYN?HETICS KNITS LINGERIE _ _•• H ANY BLEACH _ NON-CHLORINE BLEACH 10 N0"r BLEACH 2.To get the maximum cleaning and fabric care from your washer. Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it (including cooking oils). PUSH TIMER TO STOP 21 .. DENIMS. • SPEEDS Adjust to fabric type being washed. Fire Hazard Never place items in the washer that are dampened with gasoline or other flammable fluids.. === HOTWASH . SELECT CYCLE Choose more time for heavily soiled loads and less time for lightly soiled loads. please read and follow these instructions._'ly%. Doing so can result in death.. -. Use AUTO TEMP selections for best wash performance. Refer to the supplied "Feature Sheet" for your washer's particular features.. Adjust to the type of fabric and soil.. _. 1. NOTE: The drawings in this section show the basic features of all models covered by this manual. C0. DISPENSER Add measured liquid chlorine bleach to the "]3med Bleach Dispenser".. or fire... Add measured detergent to the washer basket.. explosion. 3.TON. TOWELS... Add measured fabric softener to the agitiator mounted dispenser. PULL TIMER TO START ... Lid must be closed to complete cycle.EBOLA. DO NOT USE POWDERED BLEACH IN THIS DISPENSER.. • RINSE OPTIONS Select to add a second rinse automatically.. It will automatically dispense the bleach at the right time for the best wash performance.. • WASH / RINSE TEMP .

Sponge immediately or apply a prewash soll and stain remover. Rinse. Wash with detergent and bleach hottest water safe for the fabric. If stain remains. Let stand for 30 minutes. Dirty _ Grape. Heat may permanently set stains. a few drops of hot water and a few drops of ammonia. W Mechanical Oil Wine Soak immediately in cool water. with a • Do not tumble • For additional 22 • dry soiled or stained information regarding items. Wait 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse. Rinse immediately or soak in cold water with detergent for 30 minutes. Wash. Rinse. Use an enzyme presoak or rub enzyme detergent on the stain. Rinse. Launder wlth detergent and bleach appropriate for the fabric. Pretreat with liquid laundry detergent or a paste of granular laundry detergent. Rewash. Repeat if necessary. If stain remains. Rub in a prewash stain remover. Sponge immediately or apply a prewash soil and stain remover. If stain remains. Rub detergent into any remaining stains. Pretreat with a paste of detergent and water. If stain remains. Rinse. Rewash. apply a liquid detergent to stain or soak in warm water with detergent. Wash. cover area with a paste made of color=safe bleach. Rinse thoroughly. • . Wash in the hottest water safe for the fabric. Deodorants _ Ring around ) the Collar Pretreat with heavy duty liquid laundry detergent or soak garment in warm water granular laundry detergent. Wash. Rinse under cold water. Sponge immediately or apply a prewash soil and stain remover. apply a few drops of liquid detergent. Milk. _ _ Cosmetics in the _ Ice Cream ream. _ Grass _" W Tomato Products Mud _ erspiration. stains refer to owner's manual. apply a liquid detergent to stain or soak in warm water with detergent. Wash.It's best to wash stains as soon as possible. Launder using detergent and bleach safe for the fabric. Wash. If stain remains. Wash. soak. Brush off the dry mud. Wash in hottest water safe for fabric. Treat with a paste of ammonia and color-safe bleach. Wait 5 minutes.

STOPPING/RESTARTING YOUR WASHER • To stop the washer at any time. (OPTIONAL STEP) If desired. STEP 5. STEP 6. STEP 2. • Pull the knob out to restart. STEP 3. add measured liquid chlorine bleach to the liquid bleach dispenser (see page 29). STEP 8. Set SPEEDS _) Control according to the type of fabric in the load (see page 25). The knob will not rotate. STEP 4. STEP 9. Pull the Cycle Selector Control (Timer) knob _ out. STEP 7. Close washer lid. Set the WATER TEMPERATURE Control O (see pages 24-25). Set WATER LEVEL Control Q based on the size of your wash load (see page 24). (OPTIONAL STEP) If desired. add measured liquid fabric softener to the fabric softener dispenser (see page 30). The dial will rotate as the cycle progresses. push the Cycle Selector Control (Timer) knob _ in. Push the Cycle Selector Control (Timer) knob _ in and turn to the right to desired setting (see page 26). Then place a load of sorted clothes in the washer. 23 . Add measured detergent into washer basket. Set RINSE OPTIONS Control (_ (see pages 27). STEP 10.STARTING YOUR WASHER STEP 1.

SMALL • *@ • %"2€ WATER TEMPERATURE CONTROL Your washer lets you select a wash and rinse water temperature setting based on the type of load you are washing. detergents do not dissolve wee Also. Your washer lets you select a water setting based on the size of your wash load. • For normal loads.WATER LEVEL CONTROL This control gives you the flexibility to save water when washing small loads. then to the desired new setting.. SELECTING WATER TEMPERATURES Wash Water Temperature HOT 111 (44°C) °F or above WARM 90°-110°F (32°-43°C) Suggested Fabrics • Work clothes • Sturdy whites/ colorfast pastels • Diapers • Dark/non-colorfast colors • Permanent press items • Nylon.. greasy soils and stains • Prevents graying or yellowing • Best for moderatety soiled to lightly soiled items • Safe for most fabric finishes • Less fading and dye bleeding • Reduces wrinkling • Best for very lightly soiled items • Saves hot water COLD* 70°-90°F (21°-32°C) *In wash water temperatures colder than 70°F (21°0). warm rinses may increase wrinkling when line drying.the formation of small lint-like balls on the surface of garments.. start with the MEDIUM LOAD Setting. MEDIUM L_D . soils may be difficult to remove and some fabrics may retain wear wrinkles and have increased pilling . Adjust up or down depending on your load. perspiration. 24 . acrylics. silks. polyester. turn the knob to the desired new setting. • Using warm rinse water will leave loads dryer after the spin cycle than if you use cold rinse water. Pilling is the natural result of wearing and washing of garments. However. MEDIUM LOAD Washers with 4-position or 5-position Water Level Control: • To change to a higher water level setting after the washer has started to agitate. Washers with a variable Water Level Control: • To change to a higher water level setting after the washer has started to agitate. woolens • Knits/delicate fabrics • Extra-sensitive colors • Non-colorfast items • Hand washables Comments • Best cleaning for heavily soiled items • Removes oils. warm rinse water also provides a more comfortable temperature for handling the wash load. turn the knob to RESET. • In cold climates. Clothes should move freely and roll toward the agitator. Warm rinse is controlled to 75°F (24°C).

Setting combines slow speed agitation and fast spin speeds to shorten drying time. • Warm rinse is regulated at approximately 75°F (24°C) for all warm rinse settings. Setting combines fast speed agitation and fast spin speeds. Slow spin speeds help reduce wrinkling. HANG DRY Use this speed setting for sturdy permanent press fabrics that will be line dried. Setting combines fast speed agitation and slow spin speeds to reduce wrinkling. Do not use this cycle for large items like blankets. Garments are labeled "Hand Wash" because: • The fiber or construction may be sensitive to agitation. • Even in cold wash.AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (ATC) extra-slow speed agitation and soaking. It does this by repeating periods of DELICATE SLOW SLOW • / • REGULAR SEOW F_. ATC does not control the hot wash water temperature. ATC takes away the worry of undissolved detergent and ensures consistent cleaning results from season to season with warm and cold washes. but it saves energy and still gives you proper rinsing and a load that is comfortable to remove. Setting combines slow speed agitation for gentle soil removal and slow spin speeds to reduce wrinkling. particularly wool. DELICATE Use this speed setting for washable knit fabrics and permanent press fabrics. SPEEDS DESCRIPTIONS This section illustrates and describes the wash/spin speeds you can select with the SPEEDS Control. Each speed setting is designed for different types of fabrics and soil levels. • The fabric contains sensitive dyes that may bleed.sr / CASUAL HAN DWASH / • o@ ° • HEAVY DUTY _:AS1 FAS[ / _XI_A SLOW SLOW / HANDWASH PLUS FINE DELICATES _NIERMEr [EN[ EXrRA SLOW/ SLOW HANG DRY _:ASl/ s[0w 25 . some CONTROL warm water is let into the WARM 100 ° washer to maintain a COLD temperature minimum of 7O°F (21°C). Block these items by gently stretching to original measurements. HANDWASH/CASUAL Use this speed setting for lingerie and loosely knit items. REGULAR Use this speed setting for normally soiled cottons and linens. Setting combines extra-slow speed agitation for gentle soil removal and slow spin speeds to reduce wrinkling. This may be a cooler warm rinse than what you are used to. HANDWASH PLUS FINE DELICATES Use this speed setting for hand washable and special-care items. NOTE: Some "HAND WASH" items. • WARM ° 100 • Warm wash is regulated at approximately 100°F (38°C). detergent may not dissolve and clothes will not be cleaned completely. The wash action mirrors the way you would treat hand washable garments in a sink. In very cold water. HEAVY DUTY Use this speed setting for sturdy or heavily soiled loads." Items that shrink should be dried flat. naturally shrink when washed either in the sink or in the washer. ATC electronically senses and maintains a uniform water temperature by regulating incoming hot and cold water. Keep this in mind when you purchase items labeled "HAND WASH.

• For light soil and delicate fabrics. You will need to reset the washer to a SPIN setting to remove water. It may set some stains. use the full time. You can select up to 10 minutes of wash time. PREWASH Cycle should be followed by an ULTRA CLEAN or PERMANENT PRESS II Cycle with additional detergent added.SETTING YOUR CYCLE SELECTOR (TIMER) CONTROL Use this control to choose the agitation time and to start the washer. SOAK SOAK Cycle features 4 minutes of agitation followed by an unlimited soak time to help remove heavy soils and stains that need pretreatment. the washer will drain and pause for no more than two minutes while some of the wash water is drained and replaced with rinse water. or PREWASH Cycle with additional detergent. The PERMANENT PRESS II Cycle includes a load cooling process that reduces wrinkling compared to other cycles. ULTRA CLEAN Use this cycle for most loads to get between 6 and 16 minutes of wash time. • For heavy soil and sturdy fabrics. SOAK Cycle should be followed by an ULTRA CLEAN. use less time. NOTE: When the timer reaches PAUSE. Add detergent to dispenser for ULTRA CLEAN Cycle. NOTE: We do not recommend hot water for soaking. PERMANENT PRESS II PREWASH Use this cycle to get up to 4 minutes of agitation to help remove heavy soils and stains that need pretreatment. SH0_ 6 _'_2N_ I_INSE s_A _6 PERMANENT 26 . PERMANENT PRESS II.

Set SPEEDS Control: STEP 5. STEP 4. STEP 3. Set (Timer) knob STEP 4. Set WATER LEVEL Control. Set RINSE OPTIONS Control to ONE RINSE. 27 . STEP 2. Set the RINSE OPTIONS Control on 2ND RINSE before you start the washer. or washing special-care items. the Cycle Selector Control out to start washer. Set SPEEDS Control: • For fast spin. use the HEAVY DUTY setting. STEP 1. STEP 6. Set the Cycle Selector Control (Timer) knob to a RINSE setting. Pull (Timer) knob the Cycle Selector Control to a SPIN setting.RINSE OPTIONS CONTROL RINSE AND SPIN When using extra detergent for heavily soiled clothes. SECOND RINSE Your washer allows you to add an automatic second rinse to the ULTRA CLEAN Cycle or PERMANENT PRESS II Cycle. • For slow spin. ONE RINSE 2ND RINSE SPIN ONLY A drain and spin may help shorten drying times for some heavy fabrics or specialcare items by removing excess water. STEP 3. You won't have to come back to select a second rinse. use the DELICATE setting. STEP 1. Set WATER TEMPERATURE Control. A second rinse will remove more detergent residue. STEP 2. Set RINSE OPTIONS Control to ONE RINSE. you may find an extra rinse and spin is needed. Pull Cycle Selector Control (Timer) knob out to start washer. It is especially beneficial if extra detergent has been used to remove heavy soils.

The TOTAL CARE TM Agitator moves in three directions.there's no messy cleanup. The cabinet is insulated with three sound-dampening materials for superior vibration and sound-dampening characteristics. to ensure proper cleaning. depending on load size. You don't have to clean the filter. QUIET PAK TM II The QUIET PAK II System is designed to reduce water sounds and ringing noises. Your washer features a self-cleaning filter that traps lint from the water while the washer is washing and deep rinsing the laundry. vertical motion that senses the load size and guides items to the bottom. Kenmore's exclusive TOTAL CARE TM Agitator has triple action agitation to give you the most flexible fabric care for even your largest loads. displacing the clothes that are there with a "roll-over" motion. TM For your largest loads. the TOTAL CARE TM Agitator offers a load-sensing feature that actually senses when you are washing a very large load and responds with a third. loosening the soil.SELF-CLEANING LINT FILTER TOTAL CARE TM AGITATOR Lint is filtered from the load automatically . The trapped lint is flushed down the drain automatically. The upper portion of the agitator features special vanes that push the clothes down in a spiraling pattern to where the cleaning action is. 28 . The best cleaning action in your washer takes place at the bottom where the agitator vanes move back and forth to flex the fabric.

do not guess. you may hear a noise as the gearcase shifts.UNDERSTANDING WASHER SOUNDS NORMAL Your new washer may make sounds that your old one didn't. A cup with a pouring spout will help you avoid spilling. After loading the washer. This happens during the end of draining. drip._ "-I:-] i[:4 I'1' The liquid chlorine bleach dispenser automatically dispenses bleach at the proper time in the cycle to ensure the cleanest and brightest loads. If water is drained quickly from the washer. or run down into washer basket. you may hear a clicking sound from the upper portion of the agitator. With this lower water level. During Washing When you select a small load size setting for a small wash load. Use less with smaller loads. pour measured liquid chlorine bleach carefully into the dispenser. you may hear air being pulled through the pump. your washer has a lower water level. Bleach will be dispensed automatically after the detergent has had time to work. De net pour directly from bottle. Always measure liquid chlorine bleach. Liquid chlorine bleachdispenser 29 . Because the sounds are unfamiliar. Use a measuring cup. Fellow manufacturer's directions for safe use. Never use more than 1 cup (250 mL) for a full load. • Do not overfill.. After Drain and Before Spin When the cycle changes from draining to spinning. Undiluted bleach will damage any fabric it touches. NOTE: De not use this dispenser to add powdered chlorine or color-safe bleach to your washer load. The dispenser is for liquid chlorine bleach only. Dispenser holds 1 cup (250 mL) of liquid chlorine bleach. you may be concerned about them. • Start the washer. • Do not let bleach splash. During Drain The rate that water is drained from your washer depends on your installation. The following describes some of the normal sounds you may hear and what causes them. USING THE LIQUID CHLORINE BLEACH DISPENSER fm_v. Look for the level markings on the dispenser cover.

Remove internal holding cup. measure and add the recommended amount of fabric softener into the dispenser. • Fabric softener is dispensed into the first deep rinse water automatically. STEP 5. Rinse all three parts with warm water. 3O . Place the holding cup in the top outer portion of the dispenser. Replace the dispenser on the agitator. STEP 3. NOTE: Pouring too much fabric softener into the dispenser will cause the fabric softener to dispense instantly into the load due to siphoning action. STEP 6. STEP 2. NOTE: Fabric softeners are not compatible with detergents. To Remove the Fabric Softener Dispenser for Cleaning: STEP 1. This dispenser should never be used in the PREWASH Cycle since it would dispense fabric softener into a wash load that has not been rinsed. Grasp both ends of the dispenser. Follow manufacturer's directions. Snap the bottom and the top of the Fabric Softener Dispenser together. rewash the load with extra detergent to remove these deposits. Pull up on the Fabric Softener Dispenser to remove the dispenser from the agitator. Undiluted fabric softener spilled on fabric may result in spots that look like oil stains. This instant "dump" could damage fabrics and will make it appear that your dispenser is not working correctly. press firmly to snap into place. STEP 7. STEP 4. Pull to separate. If you ever use your dispenser this way by mistake. • Add warm water to fill the dispenser until it reaches the bottom of the opening of the funnel-shaped portion of the dispenser.USING THE LIQUID FABRIC SOFTENER DISPENSER After loading the washer.

UNDERSTANDING WHAT HAPPENS IN EACH CYCLE ULTRA CLEAN selected level Fill to Wash selected time PERMANENT PRESS II PREWASH selected level Fill to Wash selected time I_ selected level Fill to Wash selected time no spin Drain Spin Drain Partial Pause no spin Drain Spin • selectedtolevel Fill Rinse _ W Fill for • cooldown Wash Off for PREWASH only or ULTRA CLEAN follows no spin Drain no spin Drain Spin Spin SOAK selected level Fill to Agitate Off or 2ND RINSE selected level Fill to Rinse Soak (reset to SPIN to drain washer) I I Drain no spin Spin Off or 2ND RINSE 31 .

• Treat spots and stains.. even if they would normally be washed together. • Tie strings and sashes so they will not tangle. colorfast items from non-colorfast items.++++. • Empty pockets and turn them inside out. 32 .PREPARING CLOTHES FOR WASHING SORTING • Separate heavily soiled items from lightly soiled ones. and hooks to avoid snagging other items. synthetics. • Stained or wet garments should be washed promptly for best results. • Mend tears. • Sort by fabric and construction (sturdy cottons. brush away lint and dirt. delicate items).. Separate lint givers (towels. l'_+. and other hard objects to avoid scratching the washer interior. • Close zippers. • Turn down cuffs. Remove pins. turn lint givers inside out. chenille) from lint takers (corduroy. knits. When possible. loose hems. I_1m1_ l'[ 4 Follow these recommendations to help you prolong the life of your garments. Remove non-washable trim and ornaments. • Separate dark colors from light colors. and seams. snaps. • Turn synthetic knits inside out to avoid pilling. buckles.J___ +t. permanent press).

wear out items faster (because of pilling) • Load by the amount of space items take up. Fill to the top of the basket (top row of holes). Overloading or packing the machine. Load evenly to maintain washer balance. Do not wrap items around the agitator. These items should have more room to move in the water than heavy items (towels. Items should sink and reappear later. and selecting a setting too small for the wash load can: . • Load washer properly and select correct water level setting.create excessive lint . • Mix large and small items in each load. Loading Suggestions For these suggested full-sized loads. • Reduce wash time by using a lower water level setting. set the WATER LEVEL Selector to the highest water level setting. 2 twin) 4 pillowcases 3 shirts 3 blouses 9 T-shirts 9 shorts 10 handkerchiefs 33 .cause poor cleaning .increase wrinkling . King Size Capacity Washers Heavy Work Clothes 4 jeans 4 workpants 4 worksbirts 2 sweatshids 2 sweatpants Towels 10 bath towels 10 hand towels 14 wash cloths Mixed Load 3 sheets (1 king. Loads with only a few small items need less wash time. An off-balance load can make the washer vibrate during spin. • Drop items into washer loosely. • Use a higher water level setting to reduce wrinkling with permanent press clothes and some synthetic knits. jeans). not by their weight. Items should move easily through wash water for best cleaning and wrinkle-free results.LOADING Proper loading of your washer contributes to proper cleaning and fabric care and reduces machine noise.

Repeat process if necessary. winterize it. To use washer again: 1. Exterior Wipe up detergent. Shut off both water faucets. • Turn off the water supply to the washer. To winterize washer: 1. NOTE: Remove hard water deposits using only cleaners labeled as washer safe. damp cloth or sponge as they occur. bleach. 5. 34 . 2. Occasionally wipe the outside of the washer to keep it looking like new. Disconnect and drain water inlet hoses. 4. 3. you should: • Unplug the power supply cord or turn off electrical power to the washer. If you will be on vacation or not using your washer for an extended period of time. Because some water may stay in the hoses and pump. Run washer on a SPIN setting for about 30 seconds to mix the antifreeze and water. cuts. When replacing your inlet hoses. freezing can damage your washer. Interior Clean interior with 1 cup (250 mL) of chlorine bleach mixed with 2 cups (500 mL) of detergent. Flush water pipes and hoses. Run washer through a complete cycle using hot water. money. This section explains how to care for your washer properly and safely. Run the washer through a complete cycle with 1 cup (250 mL) of detergent to clean out antifreeze. Unplug the power supply cord. WINTER MOVING STORAGE CARE OR Install and store your washer where it will not freeze. clips. NON-USE OR VACATION CARE WATER INLET HOSES Replace inlet hoses after five years of use to reduce the risk of hose failure. 4.V. wear or leaks are found. Do not lay these objects on your washer after emptying pockets. and other spills with a soft. nuts. Periodically inspect and replace inlet hoses if bulges. If storing or moving your washer during freezing weather. Check all pockets for pins.4ype antifreeze in the basket. mark the date of replacement on the label with a permanent marker.CLEANING YOUR WASHER Proper care of your washer can extend its life. 5. kinks. Turn on both water faucets. etc. Reconnect water inlet hoses. Do not put sharp or metal objects in your washer. Some of the mixture will pump out while the washer spins. This helps avoid accidental flooding (due to a water pressure surge) while you are away. Operate your washer only when you are at home. Reconnect power supply cord. Put 1 qt (1 L) of R. They can damage the finish. bolts. 2. 3.

Tighten hoses (see "Installation Instructions. Fills or spray rinses are deflecting off load. Drain hose not propedy clamped or is off. Unit not level causing water to deflect off tub ring. Reseat washers (see "Installation Instructions." Section C). After a wash or rinse. Use less detergent. Reduce load size. Remove drain clogs. Lower drain hose (see "Installation Instructions. causing water to deflect off tub ring. Redistribute the load. Check these lists for common laundry and washer problems." Section A). the washer will drain without spinning." Section D & E). Spray rinses are deflecting off load. Solution Repair plumbing. 35 ." Section G).4 m) above floor. Drain hose is more than 96 in (2. Won't Drain/ Won't Spin/ Wet Loads Drain hose is kinked or clogged. Inlet hose washers not properly seated. standpipe. Choose a cycle with a higher spin speed (see "Operating Your Washer"). Load is unbalanced. Too much detergent excessive sudsing. or floor drain must be able to handle 17 gaI (64 L) of water per minute. Correct operation of neutral drain. Lid is open." Section C). After draining. see service and assistance information on the back cover. Clamp drain hose (see "Installation Instructions. If you need further assistance. Ensure tub is centered before starting washer. Level washer. Close the lid. Inlet hoses not tight. Wrong cycle for load being washed. Straighten or unplug hose (see "Installation Instructions. the spinning begins. Sink. Washer is ovedoaded. Problem Washer Leaks Possible Cause Household plumbing is leaking. Reset rear legs (see "Installation Instructions." Section D). Drain is clogged.Most laundering problems are easily solved if you understand the cause. Ensure front feet are installed and nuts are tightened. Tub moved forward during unloading.

Reset rear legs (see "Installation Instructions. Gears engaging after drain and before spin. Nuts on front feet not tight. Drain hose fits tightly into standpipe. Straighten hoses. Relocate washer (see ""Installation Instructions. Yellow shipping strap with cotter pins not completely removed. Upper part of agitator clicks during wash. Tighten nuts (see ""installation Instructions. Cold rinses. Remove strap with cotter pins (see "Installation Instructions." Section G).Problem Won't Drain/ Won't Spin/ Wet Loads (cont. Plug in power cord. Floor not strong enough to support washer. Washer Makes Noise Load is unbalanced. Tum timer knob to the right slightly and pull to start. Do not seal off drain hose with tape. Tum on water. This is normal. Level washer. Washer is net level." Section A).) Continues to Fill/ Continues to Drain/Cycle Stuck Possible Cause Low voltage or using an extension cord." Section A). Water is turned off. Rear leveling legs not set. Won't Fill/Won't Rinse/Won't Agitate/ Wrong Temperature Water inlet valve screens are plugged. 36 . Power cord not plugged in." Section C). Clean screens. Drain hose is less than 39 in (99 cm) above floor. Redistribute load. Cold rinses leave loads wetter than warm rinses. Reverse hoses (see ""Installation Instructions. Hot and cold hoses are reversed. Raise the drain hose (see "installation Instructions. Do not use extension cords." Section B). This is normal. The drain hose needs an air gap. Drain hose taped into standpipe. This is normal. Inlet hose is kinked. Adjust drain hose for loose fit (see "Installation Instructions." Section G). Timer dial is not lined up." Section D & E). Solution Check electrical source or calI electrician.

Timer is not lined up. Using an extension cord. Solution Plug in power cord. Machine is overloaded. Paper or tissue in pockets. Replace fuse or reset circuit breaker. This is normal. Reset rear legs (see "installation Instructions.Problem Machine Stops Possible Cause Power cord not plugged in. Not enough detergent." Section G). Allow cycIe to continue (see "Operatiing Your Washer'). Turn timer to the right slightly and pull to start. OverIoading. Wash smaller Ioads. Use Automatic Temperature Control (ATC). 37 . Tub moves. Wash smaller loads. Ensure front feet are installed and nuts are tightened. Lint on Load Improper sorting. This is normal. This is normal. Washer at pause in PERMANENT PRESS II Cycle (approximately two minutes). Water temperatures lower than 70°F (21°C). Fuse blown or circuit breaker open. Detergent not dissolving. ATC ensures wash water temperature will be warmer than 70°F (21°C). The top of the agitator is loose. CIean out pockets before washing. Ensure tub is centered before starting washer. Set and pull out knob. Timer knob not pulled out. calI eIectrician. Do not use extension cords. If problem continues. Level washer. This is normal. Unit not level. Check electrical source or calI eIectrician. No power at plug. Agitator Not Working Water Level Too Low/Not Completely Filling Tub is Crooked The top of the agitator moves only in one direction. This creates a perception of the washer not being full Tub pulledforward when unloading. Lint can be trapped in load if overIoaded. Sort lint givers from lint takers and by color. The top of the agitator is much higher than the highest water level. Use enough detergent to hold lint in water.

Dilute fabric softener and add to deep rinse only. Clothes wrapped around agitator. Use enough detergent to remove soil and hold it in suspension. fasteners not fastened. Improper use of chlorine bleach. Carefully pour into the dispenser. Do not pour chlorine bleach directly on load. Dye transfer due to not unloading washer promptly. Load is Wrinkled Load is Tangled/ Twisted Clogged Dispensers/ Bleach Leaking/ Bleach on Wrong Loads Ovedoading. Wrong cycle for fabrics being washed. use warm or hot wash water. Dilute fabric softener in dispenser. Zip zippers before washing. Wipe up bleach spills.Problem Tearing Possible Cause Ovedoading. Iron in water (rust). If safe for fabdc. Not removing load promptly. Stains on Load Improper use of fabric softener in washer or dryer. Improper use of chlorine bleach. Use of color-safe bleach in chlorine bleach dispenser. Do not wrap items around agitator when loading washer. Wash water not warm enough to relax wrinkles. Items damaged before washing. Using warm rinses. Add color-safe bleach directly to the basket. Mend rips and broken threads in seams before washing. Undiluted bleach will damage fabrics. Sort dark clothing from whites and lights. UseAutomatic Temperature Control (ATC). Improper use of washer. Dye transfer due to not sorting loads properly. 38 ." Section E). Under use of detergent causing soil to be redeposited. Use cold rinse water. Unload the washer as soon as it stops. Not diluting softener. Hoses reversed. Reverse hoses (see "Installation Instructions. Wash smaller loads. Wash smaller loads or increase water level. Use cold rinses and cycles with slow spin speeds to reduce wrinkling. Solution Loads should move freely during wash. Wash smaller loads. Do not use chlorine bleach dispenser. InstalI an iron filter. Always measure bleach before adding to the dispenser. Sharp items not removed from pockets. Loads should move freely during wash. Ovedoading. Clean out pockets before washing. Wipe up bleach spills. Unload the washer as soon as it stops. Loads should move freely during wash.

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