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  Model/Modelo: 796.4118#31# Kenmore  ® Front-Loading Automatic Washer Lavadora automática de carga frontal P/N MFL67737652Sears Brands Management CorporationHo ff man Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.www.kenmore.comwww.sears.com Use & Care GuideManual de Uso y Cuidado English / Español # = color number, numero de color Para obtener los mejores resultados, deberá utilizarse un detergente HE para lavadoras de altabaja espuma.high ency  2 TABLE OF CONTENTS PRODUCT RECORD Master Protection Agreements Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your newKenmore ®  product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require preventive maintenance or repair from time to time. That’s when having a Master ProtectionAgreement can save you money and aggravation.The Master Protection Agreement also helps extend the life of your new product. Here’s what the Agreement* includes: ã Parts and labor  needed to help keep products operating properly under normal use,  not just defects. Our coverage goes  well beyond the product warranty. No deductible, no functional failure excluded from coverage –   real protection.ã Expert service by a force of more than 10,000 authorized  Sears service technicians, which means someone you can trust will be working on your product. ã Unlimited service calls and nationwide service, as often as you want us, whenever you want us. ã “No-lemon” guarantee  – replacement of your covered product if four or more product failures occur within twelve months. ã Product replacement if your covered product can not be fi xed. ã Annual Preventive Maintenance Check at your request  – no extra charge. ã Fast help by phone – we call it  Rapid Resolution. Phone support from a Sears representative on all products. Think of us as a “talking owner’s manual.” ã Power surge protection against electric damage due to power fl uctuations. ã $250 food loss protection annually for any food spoilage that is the result of mechanical failure of any covered refrigerator or freezer.   ã Rental reimbursement  if repair of your covered product takes longer than promised. ã 25% discount o ff  the regular price of any non-covered repair service and related installed parts.Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You can call at any time day or night or schedule a service appointment online.The Master Protection Agreement is a risk-free purchase.If you cancel for any reason during the product warranty period, we will provide a full refund, or a prorated refund any time after the product warranty period expires. Purchase your Master Protection Agreement today! Some limitations and exclusions apply.For prices and additional information in the U.S.A.call 1-800-827-6655.*Coverage in Canada varies on some items.For full details call Sears Canada at 1-800-361-6665.Sears Installation Service For Sears professional installation of home appliances,garage door openers, water heaters, and other majorhome items, in the U.S.A. or Canada call:1-800-4-MY-HOME ® . In the space below, record the date of purchase, model,and serial number of your product. You will fi nd the model and serial number printed on an identi fi cation plate located inside the washer door. Have these items of information available whenever you contact Sears concerning your product.Model No.Date of PurchaseSerial No.Save these instructions and your sales receipt for futurereference. PROTECTION AGREEMENTS IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS .........................3-5GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS ......................................5FEATURES AND BENEFITS  Key Parts and Components .................................................6 Included Accessories ...........................................................6 Optional Accessories ...........................................................6 INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS  Key Dimensions and Speci fi cations ...................................7 Choose the Proper Location ...............................................7 Flooring ..................................................................................7 Clearances ............................................................................7 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS  Unpacking and Removing Shipping Bolts .........................8 Connecting the Water Lines ................................................9 Connecting the Drain Hose ...............................................10 Connecting to the Power Supply .......................................10 Leveling the Washer ...........................................................11 Installation of Non-Skid Pads (optional) ...........................11 HOW TO USE  Control Panel Features ........................................................12 Operating the Washer .........................................................13 Cycle Guide ....................................................................14-15 Sorting Wash Loads ............................................................16 About the Dispenser Drawer ..............................................17 Detergent and Dispenser Use .............................................18 Magnetic Door Plunger ......................................................18 Time and Status Display ....................................................19 Cycle Modi fi er Buttons .......................................................20 Option Buttons .....................................................................21 Delay Start ........................................................................21 Extra Rinse ........................................................................21 Pre Wash ...........................................................................21 Special Functions ...............................................................22 Control Lock .....................................................................22 Clean Washer .................................................................22 Auto Soak .........................................................................22 CARE AND CLEANING  Regular Cleaning ..........................................................23-24 Cleaning the Exterior ......................................................23 Care and Cleaning of the Interior ................................23 Clean Washer ................................................................23 Door Seal and Glass Cleaning ......................................23 Removing Mineral Buildup..............................................23 Storing the Washer ........................................................24 Cleaning the Dispenser ..................................................24 Maintenance ..................................................................25-26 Cleaning the Water Inlet Filters ....................................25 Cleaning the Drain Pump Filter .....................................26 KENMORE CONNECT ™  System .........................................27 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE  Normal Sounds You May Hear .........................................28 Before Calling for Service ..........................................28-30 WARRANTY ..................................................................31  3 SAFETY MESSAGESIMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS There are many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obeyall safety messages.This is the safety alert symbol. This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can result in property damage and/or serious bodily harm or death.All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word DANGER or WARNING.These words mean:Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.Indicates a hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed. To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock, or injury topersons when using this appliance, follow basicprecautions, including the following. ã Before use, the washer must be properly installed as described in this manual.ã Do not wash articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry cleaning solvents, or other fl ammable or explosive substances, as they give o ff  vapors that could ignite or explode.ã Do not add gasoline, dry cleaning solvents, or other fl ammable or explosive substances to the wash water. These substances give o ff  vapors that could ignite or explode.ã Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been used for two weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not been used for such a period, before using the washer, turn ON all hot water faucets and let the water fl ow from each for several minutes. This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is fl ammable, do not smoke or use an open fl ame during this time.ã Do not allow children to play on or in the washer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the washer is used near children.ã Before the washer is removed from service or discarded, remove the door to prevent children from climbing inside. ã Do not install or store the washer where it will be exposed to the weather or freezing temperatures.ã Do not tamper with controls.ã Do not repair or replace any part of the washer or attempt any servicing other than as described in this manual. We strongly recommend that any service be performed by a quali fi ed technician.ã See Installation Instructions for grounding requirements.ã ALWAYS follow the fabric care instructions supplied by the garment manufacturer.ã Do not place items exposed to cooking oil in your washer. Items contaminated with cooking oils may contribute to a chemical reaction that could cause a load to catch fi re.ã Use fabric softeners or products to eliminate static only as recommended by the manufacturer.ã This washer is not designed for maritime use or for mobile installations such as in RVs, aircraft, etc.ã Turn OFF the water faucets and unplug the washer if the machine is to be left for an extended period of time, such as during vacations.ã Packaging material can be dangerous for children. There is a risk of su ff ocation.  Keep all packaging from children.ã Always check the inside of the washer for foreign objects before loading laundry. Keep the door closed when not in use. ã Warning: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling. WARNING   WARNING  4 IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS To reduce the risk of fi re, electric shock, or injury topersons when using this appliance, follow basicprecautions, including the following.ã Unplug the washer before cleaning  to avoid the risk of electric shock. ã Never use harsh chemicals, abrasive cleaners, or solvents to clean the washer.  They will damage the fi nish. ã Do not put oily or greasy rags or clothing on top of the washer.  These substances give o ff  vapors that could ignite the materials. ã Do not wash items that are soiled with vegetable or cooking oil.  These items may contain some oil after laundering and may catch fi re. ã Disconnect this appliance from the power supply before attempting any user maintenance. Turning the controls to the OFF position does not disconnect this ã Refer to INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS for detailed   grounding procedures.  Installation instructions are packed in the washer for the installer’s reference. If the washer is moved to a new location, have it checked and reinstalled by a quali fi ed service technician. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fi re, electric shock, or death.ã Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord.  Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fi re, electric shock, or death.ã For personal safety, this appliance must be properly grounded. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fi re, electric shock, or death.ã The power cord of this appliance is equipped with a 3-prong (grounding) plug which mates with a standard 3-prong (grounding) wall outlet  to minimize the possibility of electric shock hazard from this appliance. ã This washer must be plugged into a 120VAC, 60Hz grounded outlet. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fi re, electric shock, or death.ã Have the wall outlet and circuit checked by a quali fi ed electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fi re, electric shock, or death. ã Where a standard 2-prong wall outlet is encountered, it is your personal responsibility and obligation to have it replaced with a properly grounded 3-prong wall outlet. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fi re, electric shock, or death.ã Do not install on carpet. Install the washer on a solid   fl oor.  Failure to follow this warning can cause serious leak damage.ã Do not remove the grounding prong. Do not use an adapter or extension cord. Plug into a grounded 3-prong outlet.  Failure to follow these warnings can cause serious injury, fi re, electric shock, or death. appliance from the power supply.  Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fi re, electric shock, or death. ã Do not combine detergents, fabric softeners, and/or other laundry products from di ff erent manufacturers for use in a load, unless speci fi ed on the fabric label.ã Do not mix chlorine bleach with ammonia or acids such as vinegar. Follow package directions when using laundry products.  Incorrect usage can produce poisonous gas, resulting in serious injury or death. ã Do not reach into the washer while parts are moving. Before loading, unloading, or adding items, push in the cycle selector knob and allow the drum to coast to a complete stop before reaching inside.  Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fi re, electric shock or death. ã The washer should always be plugged into its own individual electrical outlet which has a voltage rating that matches the rating plate.  This provides the best performance and also prevents overloading house wiring circuits which could cause a fi re hazard from overheated wires. ã Never unplug your washer by pulling on the power cord. Always grip plug fi rmly and pull straight out from the outlet. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fi re, electric shock, or death. ã Immediately repair or replace all power cords that have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at either end.  Consult with a quali fi ed service technician. Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fi re, electric shock, or death. ã When installing or moving the washer, be careful not to pinch, crush, or damage the power cord.  Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fi re, electric shock, or death. ã The washer must be installed and electrically grounded by a quali fi ed service technician in accordance with local codes  to prevent shock hazard and assure stability during operation. ã The washer is heavy. Two or more people may be needed to install and move the appliance. Failure to do so can result in damage to property or serious bodily injury. ã Store and install the washer where it will not be exposed to temperatures below freezing or exposed to outdoor weather conditions.  Failure to follow this warning can cause serious leak damage. ã To reduce the risk of electric shock, do not install the washer in humid spaces.  Failure to follow this warning can cause serious injury, fi re, electric shock, or death. WARNING   WARNINGWARNING   WARNING
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