Kenmore 253.6000 Series Use & Care Manual
Kenmore 253.6000 Series Use & Care Manual

Kenmore 253.6000 Series Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Manual de Uso y Cuidado
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
English / Español / Français
Models/Modelos/Modèles: 253.6000*, 6002*, 6008*, 6011*, 6030*, 6031*,
6038*, 6040*, 6041*, 6050*, 6060*, 6062*, 6768*, 7030*, 7040*, 7050*,
7060*, 7062*, 7063*
Top Mount Refrigerator
Refrigerador Superior
Réfrigérateur à compartiments superposés
* = Color number, número de color, le numéro de couleur
P/N A01265003 (1504)
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Sears Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3


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  • Page 1 Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien English / Español / Français Models/Modelos/Modèles: 253.6000*, 6002*, 6008*, 6011*, 6030*, 6031*, 6038*, 6040*, 6041*, 6050*, 6060*, 6062*, 6768*, 7030*, 7040*, 7050*, 7060*, 7062*, 7063* Kenmore ® Top Mount Refrigerator Refrigerador Superior Réfrigérateur à compartiments superposés * = Color number, número de color, le numéro de couleur...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Record Model/Serial Important Safety Numbers Instructions Please read and save these Safety Precautions instructions. Do not attempt to install or operate your unit until you have read the safety This Use & Care Guide provides specific precautions in this manual. Safety items operating instructions for your model.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions • Refrigerants must be evacuated by WARNING a licensed, EPA certified refrigerant technician in accordance with Please read all safety instructions established procedures. before using your new appliance. For Your Safety • Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
  • Page 4 Important Safety Instructions • Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling IMPORTANT on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly, and pull straight out from CFC/HCFC Disposal the receptacle to prevent damaging the power cord. Your old refrigerator may have •...
  • Page 5: Warranty Information

    Warranty Information KENMORE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR ONE YEAR from the date of sale this appliance is warranted against defects in material or workmanship when it is correctly installed, operated and maintained according to all supplied instructions. WITH PROOF OF SALE, a defective appliance will receive free repair or replacement at option of seller.
  • Page 6: Master Protection Agreements

    Master Protection Agreements Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Kenmore ® 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 Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation.
  • Page 7: Features At A Glance

    Features At A Glance Features may vary according to model Ice Maker Ice Tray Fixed Door Ice Bucket Freezer Shelf Auxiliary Freezer Control Door Rack Refrigerator Control temperature garage coldest (Some Models) Dairy Door cold * recommended Deli Drawer Cover Tall Bottle Retainer Deli Drawer...
  • Page 8: First Steps

    First Steps Installation This Use & Care Guide provides general operating instructions for your model. Use Installation clearances the refrigerator only as instructed in this • Allow the following clearances for ease Use & Care Guide. Before starting the of installation, proper air circulation, and refrigerator, follow these important first plumbing and electrical connections: steps.
  • Page 9 First Steps 3. Attach toe grille to cabinet. 9/16" Raise Figure 3 NOTE Raise the front of the refrigerator enough so the doors close freely when opened halfway. The refrigerator should slope ¼ inch to ½ inch from front-to-back. Then level the refrigerator from side-to-side.
  • Page 10 First Steps Tools Necessary: Adjustable Wrench Socket Phillips Head Wrench Set Top Hinge Top Hinge Cover Front Cover Rear Screw Screw Hinge Bottom Screw Hinge 3/8" Fixed Screw Wrench NOTE The direction in which your refrigerator doors open (door swing) can be reversed, from left to right or right to left, by moving the door hinges from one side to the other.
  • Page 11 First Steps 7. Remove three screws on bottom hinge and Door Door Stop Stop Screw anti-tip bracket (if equipped) with ⅜” socket wrench. Washer 8. Remove toe grille support and screws (if Hinge equipped). 9. Install bottom hinge and anti-tip bracket Bottom Hinge (if equipped) on opposite side with the...
  • Page 12 First Steps Handle Installation/Removal To remove freezer handle: (Handles may be easier to reverse while IMPORTANT doors are off.) 1. Remove two screws attaching handle There are instructions for three handle to bottom of freezer door. styles on the following pages. To ensure 2.
  • Page 13 First Steps Handle Style 2 To attach freezer handle: 1. Place rounded part of handle onto To remove refrigerator metal handle: mounting screw on face of door and 1. Loosen the set screw on the rounded align the 2 holes in bottom of handle part of the handle.
  • Page 14 First Steps Handle Style 3 To attach freezer handle: 1. Place top of handle over mounting To remove refrigerator handle: screw; pull handle straight up until (Handles may be easier to reverse while handle is aligned with screw holes on doors are off.) bottom of door.
  • Page 15: Connecting The Water Supply

    Connecting Household Water Supply To Refrigerator To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice WARNING Maker Inlet Valve: To avoid electric shock, which can 1. Disconnect refrigerator from electric cause death or severe personal injury, power source. disconnect the refrigerator from 2.
  • Page 16: Setting The Temperature Control

    Setting the Temperature Controls Cool Down Period To ensure safe food storage, allow the refrigerator to operate with the doors closed for at least 8 hours before loading it with food. Refrigerator & Freezer Controls (some models) NOTE When first turning refrigerator on, adjust the refrigerator control to Normal.
  • Page 17: Setting The Temperature Control

    Setting the Temperature Controls NOTE When first turning refrigerator on, adjust control to Normal. This is the recommended initial setting. After 24 hours, adjust the controls as needed. Allow 24 hrs for adjustments Normal Cold Colder Refrigerator/Freezer Control Temperature Adjustment •...
  • Page 18: Optional Features

    Optional Features To adjust slide-under/flip shelf: CAUTION 1. Pull shelf forward until the back of the shelf drops down, then gently Do not clean glass shelves or covers push shelf back and under. with warm water when they are cold. Shelves and covers may break 2.
  • Page 19: Adjustable Door Bins

    Optional Features Crisper Humidity Control (some models) The crisper humidity control, present on the crisper drawers of some models, allows you to adjust the humidity within the crisper. This can extend the life of fresh vegetables that keep best in high humidity.
  • Page 20 Optional Features Pantry Drawer (some models) Crispers (some models) Some models are equipped with a Pantry The crispers, located under the bottom Drawer for storage of luncheon meats, refrigerator shelf, are designed for spreads, cheeses, and other deli items. storing fruits, vegetables, and other fresh Please be sure to support glass when produce.
  • Page 21: Food Storage And Energy-Saving Ideas

    Food Storage & Energy Saving Ideas Food storage Ideas • Leave a space between the packages, so cold air can circulate freely, allowing Fresh Food Storage food to freeze as quickly as possible. • The fresh food compartment should be •...
  • Page 22: Ice Service

    Ice Service If your refrigerator has an automatic ice IMPORTANT maker, it will provide a sufficient supply Your ice maker is shipped from the factory of ice for normal use. During the initial with the wire signal arm in the ON position. startup of your refrigerator, however, no To ensure proper function of your ice maker, ice will be produced during the first 24...
  • Page 23: Normal Operating Sounds

    Normal Operating Sounds Understanding the sounds you A Evaporator Refrigerant through the evaporator may create a boiling or may hear gurgling sound. Your new, high-efficiency refrigerator B Evaporator fan You may hear air may introduce unfamiliar sounds. These being forced through the refrigerator sounds normally indicate your refrigerator by the evaporator fan.
  • Page 24: Care & Cleaning

    Care & Cleaning Protecting Your investment IMPORTANT Keeping your refrigerator clean maintains If you store or move your refrigerator appearance and prevents odor build-up. in freezing temperatures, be sure to Wipe up any spills immediately and clean completely drain the water supply the freezer and fresh food compartments system.
  • Page 25 Care & Cleaning Care & Cleaning Tips Part What To Use Tips and Precautions Interior & • Soap and water Use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 quart of Door Liners warm water. Be sure to wring excess water out of •...
  • Page 26: Care & Cleaning

    Care & Cleaning Vacation and Moving Tips Short • Leave refrigerator operating during vacations of 3 weeks or less. Vacations • Use all perishable items from refrigerator compartment. • Turn automatic ice maker off and empty ice bucket, even if you will only be gone for a few days.
  • Page 27: Before You Call

    Before You Call TROUBLESHOOTING Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list includes common occurrences that are not the GUIDE result of defective workmanship or materials in this appliance. PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER (some models) Ice maker is not making •...
  • Page 28 Before You Call PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION ODORS IN REFRIGERATOR Interior is dirty. • Interior needs to be • See table of Care and Cleaning cleaned. Tips in CARE & CLEANING section. • Food with strong odors • Cover food tightly. is in refrigerator.
  • Page 29: Before You Call

    Before You Call PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION TEMPERATURE TOO COLD IN REFRIGERATOR (FRESH FOOD) OR FREEZER Freezer temperature • Freezer control is set • Set freezer control to a warmer too cold. Fresh too cold. setting. Allow 24 hours for Food temperature is temperature to stabilize.

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