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Kenmore 253.7034 Use & Care Manual

Kenmore 253.7034 Use & Care Manual

French door bottom freezers
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Use & Care Guide
Manual de Uso y Cuidado
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
English / Español / Français
Models/Modelos/Modèles: 253.7034*, 7041*, 7042*, 7044*
French Door Bottom Freezer
Congelador Inferior de Puerta Doble
La Porte-fenêtre Congélateur Inférieur
* = Color number, número de color, le numéro de couleur
P/N A05963501 (1611)
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 Use & Care Guide Manual de Uso y Cuidado Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien English / Español / Français Models/Modelos/Modèles: 253.7034*, 7041*, 7042*, 7044* Kenmore ® French Door Bottom Freezer Congelador Inferior de Puerta Doble La Porte-fenêtre Congélateur Inférieur * = 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 Before you throw away your old WARNING refrigerator/freezer: Please read all safety instructions Remove doors. before using your new appliance. Leave shelves in For your Safety place so children may not easily DO NOT store or use gasoline, or other climb inside.
  • Page 4 Important Safety Instructions Electrical information IMPORTANT The refrigerator must be plugged into its own dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., 15 Amp, Pressing and holding the On/Off AC only electrical outlet. The power cord button for three seconds, located on the of the appliance is equipped with a three- temperature control panel, will disable prong grounding plug for your protection...
  • 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 *LED Cluster Lights *Fresh Food *Water *Dairy *Air *Ice Bin Ice Maker Filter Compartment Filter Flipper Guide Flipper Mullion Spill-Proof ® *1/4 Shelf Shelf *LED Spill-Proof ® Cluster Shelf Light Crisper Drawer Deli...
  • Page 8: Installation

    Installation Tools Necessary: (OR) Phillips Head ⅜" and ¼" Quadrex Head Socket ⅜" Fixed Adjustable Screwdriver Allen Wrench Wrench Wrench Wrench Components Provided: CAUTION Top Hinge Top Hinge Cover Front Cover Rear Do Not install the refrigerator where Screw Screw the temperature will drop below 55°F (13°C) or rise above 110°F (43°C).
  • Page 9 Installation 3 Ensure both doors are bind-free with CAUTION their seals touching the cabinet on all four sides and that cabinet is stable. Do Not loosen or remove these 3 hex 4 After unit is leveled, lower anti-tip leg screws. using a 3/8 inch socket wrench until it firmly contacts the floor.
  • Page 10: Installation

    Installation To make final door height adjustments: To adjust the flipper mullion: 1. Open freezer drawer to make lower 1 Loosen the screw located on the hinge visible. flipper mullion hinge. 2. Insert 6mm Allen wrench into the shaft of the lower hinge. Flipper Mullion 3.
  • Page 11: Door Removal Instructions

    Door Removal Instructions Getting through narrow spaces To remove the refrigerator doors 1 Trace lightly around the door’s top If your refrigerator will not fit through an hinges with a pencil. This makes entrance area, you can remove the doors. reinstallation easier.
  • Page 12 Door Removal Instructions Once both doors are in place, ensure they NOTE are aligned with each other and level (Please see the Installation section for You will be pulling approximately five feet of more details), and replace the top hinge water tube from the back of the refrigerator.
  • Page 13: Installing Door Handles

    Installing Door Handles Door Handle Mounting Instructions CAUTION Wear gloves and safety goggles. Use extreme CAUTION when installing these handles. The rounded end of the handles may be sharp. 1. Remove handles from carton and any other protective packaging. 2. Position fresh food handle end over upper and lower pre-installed shoulder bolts (A) that are fastened into the doors ensuring the holes for the set screws are facing towards the opposite door.
  • Page 14: Connecting The Water Supply

    Connecting the Water Supply A water supply line made of ¼ inch WARNING (6.4 mm) OD, copper or stainless steel tubing. To determine the length of tubing To avoid electric shock, which can needed, measure the distance from the cause death or severe personal injury, ice maker inlet valve at the back of the disconnect the refrigerator from refrigerator to your cold water pipe.
  • Page 15 Connecting the Water Supply If you use braided flexible stainless steel Steel Plastic Water Clamp tubing - The nut is already assembled on Tubing to Ice Maker Fill Brass the tubing. Slide nut onto valve inlet and Tube Compression finger tighten nut onto valve. Tighten Ferrule another half turn with a wrench;...
  • Page 16: Controls

    Controls - Dispenser Models User Interface (options may vary) Enlarged view of user interface display menu (options may vary)
  • Page 17 Controls - Dispenser Models Options May Vary default While in the default option, settings press and hold the “set” key options Used to enter and exit the (∧ or ∨) for three seconds to reset all options menu and make refrigerator settings to their selections.
  • Page 18: Sabbath Mode

    Controls - Dispenser Models Sabbath Mode NOTE The Sabbath Mode is a feature that disables portions of the refrigerator and its Control features and alarms may vary controls in accordance with observance of by model. the weekly Sabbath and religious holidays within the Orthodox Jewish community.
  • Page 19 Controls - Non-Dispenser Models A red indicator light will be illuminated above most active features. Touch the icon to activate the options below. quick ice Increases the production of ice water filter Press and hold for three seconds to reset after filter change.
  • Page 20: Controls

    Controls - Non-Dispenser Models Alarms Sabbath Mode Door Ajar If the door has been left open for The Sabbath Mode is a feature that an extended period of time, an disables portions of the refrigerator and its alarm will sound and the door controls in accordance with observance of ajar indicator will display on the the weekly Sabbath and religious holidays...
  • Page 21: Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser

    Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser (select models) Counter Depth model, the ice bin will hold about 4 pounds of ice. CAUTION Turning the fresh food ice maker on and off For proper dispenser operation, Ice production is controlled by the ice recommended water supply pressure maker’s On/Off feature on the control should fall between 30 psi and 100 psi.
  • Page 22: Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser

    Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser (select models) Ice maker/dispenser tips 4 Allow the ice bin to dry completely before replacing in the freezer. If your refrigerator is not connected to a 5 Replace the ice bin. Turn the ice maker on. water supply or the water supply is turned Remove and empty the ice bin if: off, turn off the ice maker as described in...
  • Page 23: Cleaning The Ice Maker

    Automatic Ice Maker - Freezer select models Operation & Care of the Freezer - Motor running - Ice dropping into ice bin Ice Maker (select models) - Water valve opening or closing After the refrigerator is installed properly, - Running water the ice maker can produce ice within Ice cubes stored too long may develop an odd 24 hours.
  • Page 24: Storage Features

    Storage Features CAUTION To avoid personal injury or property damage, handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Shelves may break suddenly if nicked, scratched, or exposed to sudden temperature change. Allow the glass shelves to stabilize to room temperature before Half Spill-Proof Shelf cleaning.
  • Page 25 Storage Features Drawers To remove the Crisper Drawer for cleaning: Your refrigerator includes a variety of 1 Pull the storage drawers. drawer Crispers out until it stops. Crisper drawers are designed for storing 2 Lift the fruits, vegetables, and other fresh produce. front slightly remove...
  • Page 26 Storage Features Freezer Features Door bins are ideal for storing jars, bottles, (varies by model) cans, and large drink containers. They also enable quick selection of frequently used items. To change the position of an adjustable Clip door bin: 1 Remove all food from door bin.
  • Page 27 Storage Features Removing Freezer Basket Instructions Dividers Removal 1 Locate the basket clips in the rear corners Lift up on the front of the upper divider of the basket and pull them out to remove. and pull out. 2 Open fresh food doors completely. 3 Lift the basket up and remove.
  • Page 28: Storing Food And Saving Energy

    Storing Food and Saving Energy Ideas for storing foods purchased food designated for the freezer will be preserved as quickly as possible. Fresh food storage • Activating “Express Chill” (some models) • Keep the fresh food compartment also will help your freezer more efficiently between 34°F and 40°F with an maintain the selected temperature after optimum temperature of 37°F.
  • Page 29: Normal Operating Sounds

    Normal Operating Sounds and Sights Understanding the sounds you L Ice dispensing paddle - When dispensing ice, you will hear a may hear snapping, clicking, or popping sound. Your new, high-efficiency refrigerator M Motorized damper - May produce a may introduce unfamiliar sounds. These light humming during operation.
  • Page 30: Changing The Filter

    Changing the Filter Air filter (select models) Ordering replacement filters The air filter is located under the utility bin. Order new filters through the dealer where you bought your refrigerator. You Replacing your Kenmoreclean may want to consider ordering extra filters air filter when you first install your refrigerator.
  • Page 31 Changing the Filter Locating the Filters More about your Advanced Water Filter Your refrigerator is equipped with water The Kenmorepure! ice and water filtering system. The water filter system filters filter system is tested and certified to the water used to produce ice. NSF/ANSI Standards 42 and 53 for the reduction of claims specified on Water Filter...
  • Page 32: Care & Cleaning

    Care & Cleaning Protecting your investment Keeping your refrigerator clean maintains its appearance and prevents odor build-up. Wipe up any spills immediately and clean the freezer and fresh food compartments at least twice a year. NOTE Do not use abrasive cleaners such as window sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches, or cleansers containing petroleum products on plastic parts, interior doors, gaskets, or cabinet liners.
  • Page 33: Care & Cleaning

    Care & Cleaning Care & Cleaning Tips Part What To Use Tips and Precautions Interior & Door • Soap and water • Use two tablespoons of baking soda Liners in one quart of warm water. Be sure to • Baking soda and wring excess water out of sponge or water cloth before cleaning around controls or...
  • Page 34: Before You Call

    Before You Call Concern Potential Cause Common Solution Automatic Ice Maker Ice maker is • Ice maker is turned off. • Turn on ice maker. For the fresh food not making ice maker, press ice maker on-off once. any ice. For the freezer ice maker, lower the arm to turn the ice maker on, or raise it and snap it in its upper position to...
  • Page 35 Before You Call Concern Potential Cause Common Solution Automatic Ice Maker (Cont’d) Ice maker is • Ice maker is producing less • The ice maker will produce not making ice than you expect. approximately 2.3 pounds of ice (fresh enough ice. food ice maker) and 2.5 pounds of ice (freezer ice maker) every 24 hours depending on usage conditions.
  • Page 36 Before You Call Concern Potential Cause Common Solution Dispenser (Ice & Water) Dispenser • There is no ice in the bin to • See the “Ice maker is not making any will not be dispensed. ice” section above. dispense • The refrigerator doors are •...
  • Page 37 Before You Call Concern Potential Cause Common Solution Opening/Closing Of Doors/Drawers Door(s) will • Door was closed too hard, • Close both doors gently. not close. causing other door to open slightly. • Refrigerator is not level. • Ensure floor is level and solid, and can It rocks on the floor when adequately support the refrigerator.
  • Page 38 Before You Call Concern Potential Cause Common Solution Water/Moisture/Frost Inside Refrigerator Moisture • Weather is hot and humid. • The rate of frost buildup and internal collects on sweating increases. inside of • Flipper mullion • Adjust flipper mullion. (See “To adjust refrigerator the flipper mullion”...

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