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Kenmore W10026670A Washer Use & Care Manual

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Kenmore W10026670A Washer 

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About Kenmore

Kenmore is a brand of home appliances and home goods that have been around for over 100 years. The brand is owned and sold exclusively by Sears Holdings Corporation, a major American retailer. Kenmore offers a wide range of products, including refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, dryers, ovens, and vacuums.

Kenmore products are known for their quality and reliability, and the brand has a reputation for producing long-lasting home appliances that are built to withstand the wear and tear of everyday use. Many Kenmore products also come with advanced features and technologies, such as smart home compatibility and energy-saving modes, making them an attractive choice for tech-savvy and environmentally-conscious consumers.

With its wide range of products and commitment to quality and innovation, Kenmore has become a trusted and well-respected name in the home appliance industry.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury to persons when using the washer, follow basic precautions, including the following:

  • Read all instructions before using the washer.
  • Do not wash articles that have been previously cleaned in, washed in, soaked in, or spotted with gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, other flammable, or explosive substances as they give off vapors that could ignite or explode.
  • Do not add gasoline, dry-cleaning solvents, or other flammable, or explosive substances to the wash water. These substances give off vapors that could ignite or explode.
  • Under certain conditions, hydrogen gas may be produced in a hot water system that has not been used for 2 weeks or more. HYDROGEN GAS IS EXPLOSIVE. If the hot water system has not been used for such a period, before using the washing machine, turn on all hot water faucets and let the water flow from each for several minutes. This will release any accumulated hydrogen gas. As the gas is flammable, do not smoke or use an open flame during this time.
  • Do not allow children to play on or in the washer. Close supervision of children is necessary when the washer is used near children.
  • Before the washer is removed from service or discarded, remove the door or lid.
  • Do not reach into the washer if the drum, tub or agitator is moving.
  • Do not install or store the washer where it will be exposed to the weather.
  • Do not tamper with controls.
  • Do not repair or replace any part of the washer or attempt any servicing unless specifically recommended in this manual or in published user-repair instructions that you understand and have the skills to carry out.
  • See “Electrical Requirements” for grounding instructions.

WASHER USE

Starting Your Washer

WARNING Never place items in the washer that are dampened with gasoline or other flammable fluids. No washer can completely remove oil. Do not dry anything that has ever had any type of oil on it (including cooking oils). Doing so can result in death, explosion, or fire.

  1. Measure detergent and pour it into the washer. If desired, add powdered or liquid color-safe bleach.
  2. Drop a sorted load of clothes loosely into your washer.
    • Load evenly to maintain washer balance. Mix large and small items. Items should move easily through the wash water.
    • Load only to the top of the basket as shown. Overloading can cause poor cleaning.Kenmore W10026670A Washer-FIG-(1)
  3. (Optional Step) Add liquid chlorine bleach.
    NOTE: Follow the garment and the chlorine bleach manufacturers’ directions for proper use. Undiluted bleach will damage any fabric it touches. The damage appears as rips, holes, tears, or color loss and may not show up until several washings later. To avoid spilling, use a cup with a pouring spout. Do not let bleach splash, drip, or run down into the washer basket. Always measure liquid chlorine bleach. Do not guess. Do not use more than the manufacturer’s recommended amount for a full load.
    Use less with a smaller load size.
    Style 1: With liquid chlorine bleach dispenser (on some models)
    Use only liquid chlorine bleach in this dispenser. Do not use this dispenser to add powdered chlorine or color-safe bleach to your wash load. Pour measured liquid chlorine bleach into the liquid chlorine bleach dispenser. Bleach is immediately fed into washer and is diluted automatically during the wash part of the cycle.Kenmore-W10026670A-Washer-FIG- (2)
    Style 2: Without liquid chlorine bleach dispenser (on some models)
    Let the washer fill and begin agitating the load. Add bleach 5 minutes into the wash cycle for best cleaning and so that bleach can be removed in the rinse cycle. Pour bleach around the agitator, not directly onto the load to avoid damaging clothing or other items in the load.
  4. (Optional Step) Add liquid fabric softener.
    NOTE: Do not spill or drip any fabric softener onto the clothes. Undiluted fabric softener can stain fabrics. Always dilute fabric softener with warm water. Too much fabric softener can make some items (diapers and towels) nonabsorbent. If this happens, do not use it on every load,  or use less of it in each load.
    Style 1: With liquid fabric softener dispenser (on some models)
    Use only liquid fabric softener in this dispenser. Pour measured liquid fabric softener into the dispenser. Softener is added automatically during the rinse portion of the cycle. Dilute liquid fabric softener by filling the dispenser with warm water until liquid reaches the lowest edge in the dispenser opening.
    NOTE: If your unit has a Fabric Softener Switch (on some models), make sure to turn on this selection when using fabric softener.Kenmore-W10026670A-Washer-FIG- (3)
  5. Close the washer lid.
  6. Turn the WATER LEVEL selector to the correct setting for your wash load size and the type of fabric being washed. You may change the water level selection after the washer has started filling by turning the selector to a different setting.
    NOTE: Your washer may be equipped with an Auto Load sensing water level feature that will automatically sense the size of the load and add enough water to efficiently clean the load. To insure the washer calculates the proper amount of water for the load size, do not open the lid or stop the washer once the cycle has started.Kenmore-W10026670A-Washer-FIG- (4)
  7. Set the TEMPERATURE selector to the correct setting for the type of fabric and soils being washed. Use the warmest wash water safe for fabric. Follow garment label instructions.
    NOTE: Your washer may be equipped with an Energy Saver Warm or a Cool temperature setting. Using these options will help save energy and also ensure the detergent will dissolve properly.Kenmore-W10026670A-Washer-FIG- (5)
  8. Set the TEMPERATURE selector to the correct setting for the type of fabric and soils being washed. Use the warmest wash water safe for fabric. Follow garment label instructions.
    NOTE: Your washer may be equipped with an Energy Saver Warm or a Cool temperature setting. Using these options will help save energy and also ensure the detergent will dissolve properly.

STAIN REMOVAL GUIDE

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TROUBLESHOOTING

Washer and Components

  • Noisy, vibrating, off-balance
    • Did you completely remove the yellow shipping strap with cotter pins from the rear of the washer?
      See “Installation Instructions.”
    • Is the floor flexing, sagging, or not leveling?
      Flooring that flexes or is uneven can contribute to noise and vibration of the washer. A ” (1.9 cm) piece of plywood under the washer will reduce the sounds. See “Installation Instructions.”
    • Is the washer level?
      The washer must be level. See “Installation Instructions.”
    • Are the front feet installed?
      The front feet should be properly installed and the nuts tightened. Reset the rear leveling legs. All four feet must be firmly in contact with the floor. See “Installation Instructions.”
    • Is the load balanced?
      Evenly distribute the load in the washer basket and make sure the height of the load does not exceed the top row of basket holes.
    • Are the gears engaging after the drain and before spin, or is the upper part of the agitator clicking during wash?
      These are normal washer noises.
    • Is the washer gurgling or humming?
      When the washer drains, the pump will make a continuous humming with periodic gurgling or surging sounds as the final amounts of water are removed. This is normal.
    • The washer basket moves while washing. This is normal.
  • Leaking
    • Are the fill hoses tight?
    • Are the fill hose gaskets properly seated? Check both ends of each hose. See “Connect the Inlet Hoses” in the Installation Instructions.
    • Is the drain hose properly installed? The drain hose should be secured to the drainpipe or laundry tub. See “Secure the Drain Hose” in the Installation Instructions.
    • Is the sink or drain clogged? Sink and drainpipe must be able to carry away 17 gal. (64 L) of water per minute. If sink or drainpipe is clogged or slow, water can back up out of drainpipe or sink. Check household plumbing (laundry tubs, faucets, drainpipe, water pipes) for leaks.
      Is water splashing off the tub ring? Center the tub before starting the washer.
    • Is water splashing off the load? Evenly distribute the load in the washer basket and make sure the height of the load does not exceed the top row of basket holes. The fill or spray rinses can splash off the load.
    • Is the washer properly installed? The washer must be level. The front feet should be properly installed and the nuts tightened. Reset the rear leveling legs. See “Level the Washer” in the Installation Instructions.

Washer Operation

  • Washer continues to fill or drain, the cycle seems stuck
    • Is the top of the drain hose lower than the control knobs on the washer? The top of the drain hose must be at least 39″ (99 cm) above the floor. See “Drain System” in the Installation Instructions.
    • Does the drain hose fit too tightly in the standpipe, or is it taped to the standpipe? The drain hose should be loose yet fit securely. Do not seal the drain hose with tape. The hose needs an air gap. See “Secure the Drain Hose” in the Installation Instructions.
  • Washer won’t drain or spin, water remains in washer
    • Is the drain hose clogged, or the end of the drain hose more than 96″ (244 cm) above the floor? See “Drain System” in the Installation Instructions.
    • Is the lid open? The lid must be closed during operation. Washer will not agitate or spin with the lid open.
    • Is there excessive sudsing? Always measure detergent. Follow manufacturer’s directions. If you have very soft water, you might need to use less detergent.

Clothing Care

  • Load too wet
    • Did you use the right cycle for the load being washed? Select a cycle with a higher spin speed (if available).
    • Did you wash an extra large load? A large unbalanced load could result in a reduced spin speed and wet clothes at the end of the cycle. Evenly distribute the load and make sure the height of the load does not exceed the top row of basket holes.

KENMORE APPLIANCE WARRANTY

ONE YEAR LIMITED WARRANTY
When installed, operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product, if this appliance fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® to arrange for free repair. If this appliance is used for other than private family purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
THIS WARRANTY COVERS ONLY DEFECTS IN MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP. SEARS WILL NOT PAY FOR:

  1. Expendable items that can wear out from normal use, including but not limited to filters, belts, light bulbs, and bags.
  2. A service technician to instruct the user in correct product installation, operation or maintenance.
  3. A service technician to clean or maintain this product.
  4. Damage to or failure of this product if it is not installed, operated or maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product.
  5. Damage to or failure of this product resulting from accident, abuse, misuse or use for other than its intended purpose.
  6. Damage to or failure of this product caused by the use of detergents, cleaners, chemicals or utensils other than those recommended in all instructions supplied with the product.
  7. Damage to or failure of parts or systems resulting from unauthorized modifications made to this product.

DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
The customer’s sole and exclusive remedy under this limited warranty shall be product repair as provided herein. Implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law. Sears shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Some states and provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness, so these exclusions or limitations may not apply to you. This warranty applies only while this appliance is used in the United States and Canada. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.

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For repair of carry-in items like vacuums, lawn equipment, and electronics, call anytime for the location of your nearest Sears Parts & Repair Service Center

1-800-488-1222 (U.S.A.)
1-800-469-4663 (Canada)

FAQs About Kenmore W10026670A Washer

Why won’t my Kenmore washer turn on?

Check the Kenmore washer’s lid switch if the washing cycle won’t start. Check the washer lid switch lid if your washer won’t start or run the cycle. Your appliance won’t begin the next stage of the washing cycle if it doesn’t believe the lid is properly closed.

How durable are Kenmore washers?

10–13 years for a washer.

How long does it take to wash a Kenmore?

Full loads cleaned completely by Accela Wash® technology take around 29 minutes. By using the force of steam, Steam Treat enables you to forego pre-treating typical stains.

How does a washing machine determine when it has finished filling?

The tub receives a signal from the water level switch to stop taking on water. The two sets of contacts on the water level switch may have fused if your washer is filling up with too much water. The air dome tube or pressure hose that links the switch to the tub may also be leaking.

What is the root reason of the washer’s improper drainage?

There are several reasons why a washing machine won’t drain, including a clogged or jammed drain line, a malfunctioning pump, a lid switch, or a belt. Whatever the cause, you must drain the water from the washing machine before identifying the problem or taking any action to fix it.

The maker of Kenmore washers?

Kenmore-branded refrigerators, dishwashers, and washing machines are produced by Whirlpool. The firm also produces kitchen and laundry appliances under the Amana, Jenn-Air, KitchenAid, and Maytag brands in addition to Whirlpool-branded products.

Who is the company that makes Kenmore?

Transform, a subsidiary of ESL Investments, is the owner of the American appliance brand Kenmore. As of 2017, companies like Whirlpool, Samsung, LG, Electrolux, Panasonic, Cleva North America, and Winia Electronics produce Kenmore products.

Which model of Kenmore do I own?

Kenmore. The toaster oven door is open. Look for the model number tag on the door frame. The model number appears on the tag as the numbers or letters that come after “Model No.” “MOD” or “MO.”

Does a Kenmore have a reset button?

The power of the compressor cannot be specifically controlled by a reset button on a Kenmore refrigerator. However, there are switches for ice makers.

Is Kenmore a reliable brand of the washer?

With appliances that offer time savings, convenience, and excellent results, Kenmore—a top appliance brand for 100 years—brings a new level of performance. Kenmore is the most honored brand in the sector, offering anything from swiftly cooling drinks to quicker laundry loads.

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