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Energy Saving Tips; Setting The Temperature Control - Kenmore 253 Use & Care Manual

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DOOR REMOVAL
(UPRIGHT MODELS)
If door must be removed:
1. Gently lay freezer on its back, on a rug or blanket.
2. Remove two base screws and base panel. Remove
wire from clips on bottom of cabinet, if required.
3. Unplug connector, if required, by holding the cabinet
connector in place, and pulling door connector out.
4. Remove bottom hinge screws.
5. Remove plastic top hinge cover.
6. Remove screws from top hinge.
7. Remove top hinge from cabinet.
8. Remove door and bottom hinge from cabinet.
9. To replace door, reverse the above order and securely
tighten all screws to prevent hinge slippage.
Base
Panel

ENERGY SAVING TIPS

• The freezer should be located in the
coolest area of the room, away from
heat producing appliances or heating
ducts, and out of direct sunlight.
• Let hot foods cool to room
temperature before placing in
the freezer. Overloading the freezer
forces the compressor to run longer. Foods that freeze
too slowly may lose quality or spoil.
• Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry
before placing them in the freezer. This cuts down on
frost build-up inside the freezer.
• Freezer shelves should not be lined with aluminum foil,
wax paper, or paper toweling. Liners interfere with cold
air circulation, making the freezer less efficient.
• Organize and label food to reduce door openings and
extended searches. Remove as many items as needed
at one time, and close the door as soon as possible.
Base Panel Screws
Hinge Screws
Wire
Door Connector
Clips
Cabinet Connector

SETTING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL

COOL DOWN PERIOD
• For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for the freezer to
cool down completely. The freezer will run continuously
for the first several hours. Foods that are already frozen
may be placed in the freezer after the first few hours of
operation. Unfrozen foods should NOT be loaded into
the freezer until the freezer has operated for 4 hours.
• When loading the freezer, freeze only 3 pounds of
fresh food per cubic foot of freezer space at one time.
Distribute packages to be frozen evenly throughout the
freezer. It is not necessary to turn the control knob to a
colder setting while freezing food.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Electromechanical Temperature Control (Chest and
Some Upright Models)
The electromechanical temperature control is located inside
the freezer on upright models, and on the left exterior wall on
chest models (see figure 1). The temperature is factory preset
to provide satisfactory food storage temperatures. However,
the temperature control is adjustable to provide a range of
temperatures for your personal satisfaction. To adjust the
temperature setting, turn the temperature control knob
clockwise or counter clockwise. Allow several hours for the
temperature to stabilize between adjustments.
Electromechanical Control
Standard Electronic Temperature Control (Some
Upright Frost Free Models)
The standard electronic temperature control is located inside
the freezer on upright models (see Figure 2). Temperature is
factory preset to provide satisfactory food storage temperatures.
To adjust the temperature setting, move the UP ( ) button for
warmer temperature and DOWN ( ) button for colder
temperature on the control panel. Allow several hours for the
temperature to stabilize between adjustments.
Standard Electronic Temperature Control
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Figure 1
Figure 2

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