How to Troubleshoot a Kenmore Stackable Washer & Dryer

Patrick Nelson

Kenmore calls its stackable washer dryer combinations Laundry Centers. A Laundry Center fits into a tighter space than a regular side-by-side washer and dryer. Like a side-by-side combination, a Kenmore Stackable Washer & Dryer Laundry Center can handle heavy-duty items, such as knit. It also can handle delicates.

A stackable washer and dryer set works well in a small space
  1. Don’t overload the laundry system if you get leaks or the spin cycle doesn’t appear to get the load dry enough. The capacity of these stackable washer and dryer combos is smaller than side-by-side models.

  2. Make sure the Kenmore Stackable Washer & Dryer Laundry Center is plugged in if either of the units does not come on.

  3. Verify you are placing the garments in the right tub for your application if you get unexpected results. The washer is the lower unit with a horizontal lid over the tub. The dryer is the upper unit. The dryer has a vertical door.

  4. Make sure the hot and cold water inlet faucets are turned on. They will probably be behind the laundry center, so you may have to pull the whole unit away from the wall. Unlike a side-by-side washer and dryer, the laundry center’s height may cause blocking of access to controls at the wall.

  5. Wash and dry smaller loads and sort the loads properly if there’s excessive lint build-up. Sort lint givers, such as towels and chenille, from lint takers, such as corduroy and synthetics.