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Kenmore 970F27012 Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
English / Français
Kenmore Elite
* = color number, número de color, numéro de couleur
P/N A06438601 (1607)
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Sears Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3



  Summary of Contents for Kenmore 970F27012

  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien English / Français Model/Modèle: 970F27012* Kenmore Elite ® Freezer Congélateur * = color number, número de color, numéro de couleur P/N A06438601 (1607) Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

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

    Important Safety Instructions • Do not operate the unit in the presence of IMPORTANT explosive fumes. Your old unit may have a cooling system that • Remove and discard any spacers used to used CFCs or HCFCs (chlorofluorocarbons secure the shelves during shipping. Small or hydrochlorofluorocarbons).
  • Page 4 Important Safety Instructions the unit with insufficient power can Grounding type wall receptacle damage the motor. Such damage is not covered under the warranty. Do not, under any circumstances, • Do not plug the unit into an outlet cut, remove, controlled by a wall switch or pull cord to or bypass the prevent the appliance from being turned...
  • Page 5: Warranty Information

    Warranty Information Warranty Information Kenmore Elite Limited Warranty When this appliance is installed, operated and maintained according to all supplied instructions, the following warranty coverage applies. To arrange for warranty service, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME (1-800-469-4663). ® For one year from the date of purchase, free repair will be provided if any non- consumable part of this appliance fails due to defective materials or workmanship.
  • Page 6: Master Protection Agreements

    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. Air Baffle Full Glass Width Shelves Racks Temperature Control Knob Lower Freezer Basket Light Switch Kick Plate...
  • Page 8: Installation

    Installation This Use & Care Guide provides general NOTE installation and operating instructions The exterior walls of the appliance may for your model. We recommend using a become quite warm as the compressor service or kitchen contracting professional works to transfer heat from the inside. to install your appliance.
  • Page 9 Installation Door Handle Mounting Instructions Remove handle from carton and any other protective packaging. Position handle end caps over upper and lower pre-installed shoulder bolts (A) that are fastened into door, ensuring the holes for the set screws are facing towards the outside of door. While holding handle firmly against door, fasten upper and lower Allen set screws (B) with supplied Allen wrench.
  • Page 10: Energy-Saving Tips

    Energy Saving Tips Setting the Temperature Control Cool Down Period • For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for the appliance to cool down completely. The unit will run continuously for the first several hours. Foods that are already frozen may be placed in the appliance after the first few hours of operation.
  • Page 11: Storage Features

    Storage Features Storing Food Adjustable Interior Shelves Frozen Food Storage • Keep the freezer compartment at 0° F Multi-position adjustable interior shelves or lower. can be moved to any position for larger or smaller packages. The shipping spacers that • A freezer operates most efficiently when it stabilize the shelves for shipping should be is at least 2/3 full.
  • Page 12: Care & Cleaning

    Care & Cleaning Installation Protecting Your Investment • Locate the freezer in the coolest part of Keeping your appliance clean maintains its the room, out of direct sunlight, and away appearance and prevents odor build-up. from heating ducts or registers. Wipe up any spills immediately and clean the compartments at least twice a year.
  • Page 13 Care & Cleaning CAUTION • Pull the freezer straight out to move it. Shifting it from side to side may damage flooring. Be careful not to move the freezer beyond the plumbing connections. • Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces. Do not touch cold surfaces with wet or damp hands.
  • Page 14: 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 result of GUIDE defective workmanship or materials in this appliance. CONCERN POTENTIAL CAUSE COMMON SOLUTION APPLIANCE OPERATION Appliance does...
  • Page 15 Before You Call CONCERN POTENTIAL CAUSE COMMON SOLUTION Popping or cracking • Metal parts undergo • This is normal. Sound will level off or sound when com- expansion and disappear as appliance continues to run. pressor comes on. contraction, as in hot water pipes.