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Kenmore 795.7259 Use & Care Manual

Bottom freezer refregerator
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795.7259#
MFL68680470
Rev.00_082917

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  • Page 1: Removing/Replacing Your Refrigerator And Freezer Handles, Doors And Drawers

    795.7259# MFL68680470 Rev.00_082917...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Warranty ..............3 Freezer Section Product Record ............4 ....... . .
  • Page 3: Warranty

    WARRANTY REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY 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 4: Product Record

    PRODUCT RECORD In the space below, record the date of purchase, model and serial number of your product. You will find the model and serial number printed on an identification label located on the interior liner of the refrigerator compartment. Have these items of information available whenever you contact Sears concerning your product.
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS This guide contains many important safety messages. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. It alerts you to safety messages that inform you of hazards that can kill or hurt you or others, or cause damage to the product.
  • Page 6 WARNING • Before replacing a burned-out or broken light bulb, • DO NOT touch the automatic ice making mechanism while the refrigerator is plugged in. unplug the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker or fuse box in order to avoid contact with a live •...
  • Page 7: Electrical & Grounding Requirements

    CFC/HCFC DISPOSAL Your old refrigerator may have a cooling system If you are throwing away your old refrigerator, make that used CFCs or HCFCs (chlorofluorocarbons or sure the refrigerant is removed for proper disposal hydrochlorofluorocarbons). CFCs and HCFCs are by a qualified technician. If you intentionally release believed to harm stratospheric ozone if released to the refrigerant, you may be subject to fines and imprisonment atmosphere.
  • Page 8: Parts And Features

    PARTS AND FEATURES Use this page to become more familiar with the parts and features of your refrigerator. NOTE: This guide covers several different models. The refrigerator you have purchased may have some or all of the items listed below. The locations of the features shown below may not match your model. Icemaker efrigerator Ligh t Diagnostic s Speaker...
  • Page 9: Refrigerator Installation

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION WARNING WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard: Excessive Weight Hazard: Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the Use two or more people to move and install the refrigerator for cleaning or service, be sure to protect refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back or the floor.
  • Page 10: Installation

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION PRIOR TO USE INSTALLATION (continued) 1. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off all 1. To avoid noise and vibration, the unit must be leveled dust that accumulated during shipping. and installed on a solidly constructed floor. If required, adjust the leveling legs to compensate for unevenness of the floor.
  • Page 11 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION NOTE: Removing the doors is always recommended when it is necessary to move the refrigerator through a narrow opening. If it is necessary to remove the handles, follow the directions below. HOW TO REMOVE REFRIGERATOR DOOR HANDLE Mounting Fasteners NOTE: Handle appearance may vary from the illustrations on this page.
  • Page 12 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION NOTE: Removing the doors is always recommended when it is necessary to move the refrigerator through a narrow opening. If it is necessary to remove the handles, follow the directions below. HOW TO REMOVE FREEZER DOOR HANDLE NOTE: Handle appearance may vary from the illustrations on this page.
  • Page 13 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION REMOVING AND REPLACING REFRIGERATOR DOORS 3 Remove the cover and pull out the tube (1). WARNING Disconnect all wire harnesses (2). Unscrew the ground wire (3). Excessive Weight Hazard: Use two or more people to remove and install the refrigerator doors.
  • Page 14 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION NOTE 4 Lift the door from the middle hinge pin and Disassembling/Assembling the Water Lines remove the door. Collet Tube Insert line Clip (Correct) Removing the Right Refrigerator Door CAUTION 1 Remove the top hinge cover screw (1). Lift Place the door, inside facing up, on a the hook (not visible), located at the bottom of nonscratching surface.
  • Page 15 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION 4 Push the water supply tube into the hole on the 4 Place the cover (1) in its place. Insert and tighten top case and pull it through the backplate. the cover screw (2). 5 Hold the water supply connection and gently push in the collet (1) to connect the water supply line (2) as shown.
  • Page 16 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION HOW TO REMOVE THE FREEZER DRAWER WARNING: Use two or more people to remove and With both hands, grasp the sides of the freezer install the freezer drawer. Failure to do so can result in drawer and pull it up to separate it from the rails. back or other injury.
  • Page 17 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION HOW TO REMOVE THE FREEZER DRAWER(cont.) WARNING: Use two or more people to remove and With both hands, grasp the sides of the freezer install the freezer drawer. Failure to do so can result in drawer and pull it up to separate it from the rails. back or other injury.
  • Page 18 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION HOW TO INSTALL THE FREEZER DRAWER WARNING: Use two or more people to remove and Lower freezer drawer into final postition and tighten install the freezer drawer. Failure to do so can result in the screws back or other injury.
  • Page 19 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION HOW TO INSTALL THE FREEZER DRAWER (cont.) WARNING: Use two or more people to remove and Lower the door into its final position and tighten the install the freezer drawer. Failure to do so can result in screws located on both sides.
  • Page 20: Leveling And Door Alignment

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION LEVELING AND DOOR ALIGNMENT Door Alignment The left refrigerator door has an adjustable nut, located Leveling on the bottom hinge, to raise and lower the door for After installing, plug the refrigerator’s power cord into a proper alignment. 3-prong grounded outlet and push the refrigerator into the If the space between your doors is uneven, follow the final position.
  • Page 21: Using Your Refrigerator

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR SETTING THE CONTROLS Temperature Airflow • The Refrigerator Control is prest at 37°F (3°C) and Be sure not to block vents while loading the freezer control is preset at 0°F (-18°C).These are the food into the refrigerator. Doing so will recommended temperature settings for normal use and restrict airflow conditions.
  • Page 22 USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR Demo Mode (For Store Use Only) Air Filter The Demo Mode disables all cooling in the refrigerator The Air Filter helps remove odors from the and freezer sections to conserve energy while on display refrigerator. The Air Filter has two settings, Auto and in a retail store.
  • Page 23: Smart Features

    It Notifies the user that the appliance is capable of receiving does this by letting you link with and manage your Kenmore a signal, known as a Demand Response event, from a utility Smart products on one app, all from trusted brands, from a company’s energy management system.
  • Page 24: Instruction For Smart Grid

    The IMPORTANT: signal, known as a Demand Response (DR), will adjust You must connect your Kenmore Smart appliance to the refrigerator operation to reduce power consumption for internet and then register the appliance to your account a period of time ranging from a few minutes up to a in order to use the Smart Grid function.
  • Page 25 To obtain the source code that is contained in this product under LGPL and other open source licenses, visit http:// IEEE 802.11 b : 18.26 dBm Output Power kenmore.com/opensource. In addition to the source code, all (Max) referred license terms, warranty disclaimers, and copyright IEEE 802.11 g : 20.10 dBm notices are available for download.
  • Page 26: In-Door Ice Bin

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR IN-DOOR ICE BIN 2. To remove the in-door ice bin, grip the front handle, slightly lift the lower part, and slowly pull out the bin CAUTION as shown. Keep hands and tools out of the ice compartment door and dispenser chute.
  • Page 27: Automatic Icemaker

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER WARNING Ice is made in the automatic icemaker and sent to the dispenser. The icemaker will produce 70-182 cubes in Personal Injury Hazard a 24-hour period, depending on freezer compartment DO NOT place fingers or hands on the automatic ice temperature, room temperature, number of door openings making mechanism while the refrigerator is plugged in.
  • Page 28: Automatic Icemaker

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER (continued) CAUTION • The first ice and water dispensed may include particles or odor from the water supply line or the water tank. When the water supply will be shut off for several hours. • Throw away the first few batches of ice.
  • Page 29: Food Storage Guide

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR FOOD STORAGE GUIDE STORING FROZEN FOOD Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and NOTE: Check a freezer guide or a reliable cookbook moisture-proof material unless otherwise noted. This for further information about preparing food for prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout the freezing or food storage times.
  • Page 30: Refrigerator Section

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR REFRIGERATOR SECTION WATER DISPENSER To dispense cold water, push on the dispenser switch WARNING: Do not put your fingers up the ice chute with a glass. opening. Doing so can result in severe injury. NOTE: The dispenser is equipped with a light that CAUTION: Do not dispense ice into fine china or turns on when the dispenser pad is engaged.
  • Page 31: Refrigerator Shelves

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR REFRIGERATOR SHELVES REFRIGERATOR SHELVES To reinstall a shelf —Tilt the front of the shelf up and REFRIGERATOR SHELVES guide the shelf hooks into the slots at a desired height. To reinstall a shelf —Tilt the front of the shelf up and The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to meet Assembling the Shelf (Half Shelf Type) The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to meet...
  • Page 32: Humidity Controlled Crisper

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR HUMIDITY CONTROLLED CRISPER TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED PANTRY DRAWER The crispers provide fresher tasting fruit and vegetables by The Temperature Controlled Pantry Drawer provides storage letting you easily control humidity inside the drawer. space with a variable temperature control that can keep the compartment at a slightly different temperature than You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture- the refrigerator section.
  • Page 33: Air Filter

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR Replacing the Air Filter FREEZER SECTION It is recommended that you replace the air filter: EXTRA ICE BIN Approximately every six months. 1. Pull the Freezer Drawer and the top Pullout Drawer out When the Replace Filter as far as possible to remove the Extra Ice Bin.
  • Page 34: Water Filter

    WATER FILTER USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR 2. Replace with a new water filter. WATER FILTER REFRIGERATOR SHELVES To reinstall a shelf—Tilt the front of the shelf up and • Take the new guide the shelf hooks into the slots at a desired height. It is recommended that you replace the water filter: The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to meet Then, lower the front of the shelf so that the hooks...
  • Page 35 WATER FILTER...
  • Page 36 WATER FILTER WARNING Application Guidelines/Water Supply Parameters Service Flow 0.5 gpm (1.9 lpm) To reduce the risk associated with ingestion of Water Supply Potable Water contaminants: Do not use with water that is Water Pressure 20-120 psi (138 - 827 kPa) microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality Water Temperature 33°F - 100°F (0.6°C - 38°C)
  • Page 37: Care And Cleaning

    CARE AND CLEANING INSIDE WALLS (allow freezer to warm up so WARNING the cloth will not stick) To help remove odors, you can wash the inside of the refrigerator with a mixture of baking soda and warm water. Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 quart of water (26 g soda to 1 liter water.) Be sure the baking soda is completely dissolved so it does not scratch the surfaces of the refrigerator.
  • Page 38: Power Interruptions

    CARE AND CLEANING LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT WHEN YOU MOVE When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home, WARNING follow these steps to prepare it for the move. 1. Remove all food from the refrigerator and pack all Electrical Shock Hazard frozen food in dry ice.
  • Page 39: Connecting The Water Line

    CONNECTING THE WATER LINE BEFORE YOU BEGIN WHAT YOU WILL NEED • Copper Tubing, This water line installation is not covered by the refrigerator ¼ in. outer warranty. Follow these instructions carefully to minimize the diameter, to connect the refrigerator risk of expensive water damage.
  • Page 40 CONNECTING THE WATER LINE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 5. TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing washer Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently used begins to swell. drinking water line. NOTE: Do not overtighten clamp or you may crush the 1.
  • Page 41 CONNECTING THE WATER LINE 8. FLUSH OUT THE TUBING 10. TURN THE WATER ON AT THE SHUTOFF VALVE Turn the main water supply on and Tighten any connections that leak. flush out the tubing until the water is clear. Shut the water off at the water valve after about one quart of water has been flushed through the tubing.
  • Page 42 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE Before conducting troubleshooting, make sure that the following basic requirements are met: Service Flow 0.5 gpm (1.9 lpm) Water Supply Potable Water Water Pressure 20-120 psi (138 - 827 kPa) Operating Ambient 55°F - 110°F Temperature Limits 115 Volts, 60 Hz, AC only, and fused Electrical Ratings at 15 or 20 amperes.
  • Page 43 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE COOLING Problem Possible Causes Solutions Refrigerator or Refrigerator was recently installed. It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment to Freezer section is too reach the desired temperature. warm. Air vents are blocked. Rearrange items to allow air to flow throughout the compartment.
  • Page 44 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE COOLING/ICE & WATER Problem Possible Causes Solutions Food is freezing Food with high water content was Rearrange items with high water content away from air in the refrigerator placed near an air vent. vents. compartment. Refrigerator temperature control is set If the temperature is too cold, adjust the control one incorrectly.
  • Page 45 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ICE & WATER Problem Possible Causes Solutions Icemaker is not Doors are opened often or for long If the doors of the unit are opened often, ambient making enough ice periods of time. air will warm the refrigerator which will prevent the (continued).
  • Page 46 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ICE & WATER Problem Possible Causes Solutions Icemaker is not Refrigerator was recently installed or It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment to making ice. icemaker recently connected. reach the desired temperature and for the icemaker to begin making ice.
  • Page 47 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ICE & WATER Problem Possible Causes Solutions Ice has bad taste or Water supply contains minerals such A water filter may need to be installed to eliminate odor. as sulfur. taste and odor problems. NOTE: In some cases, a filter may not help. It may not be possible to remove all minerals / odor / taste in all water supplies.
  • Page 48 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE NOISE Problem Possible Causes Solutions Clicking The defrost control will click when Normal Operation the automatic defrost cycle begins and ends. The thermostat control (or refrigerator control on some models) will also click when cycling on and off. Rattling Rattling noises may come from the Normal Operation...
  • Page 49 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE PARTS & FEATURES Problem Possible Causes Solutions Doors will not close Food packages are blocking the door Rearrange food containers to clear the door and door correctly or pop open. shelves. open. Ice bin, crisper cover, pans, shelves, Push bins all the way in and put crisper cover, pans, door bins, or baskets are out of shelves and baskets into their correct positions.
  • Page 50: Diagnostics

    DIAGNOSTICS Diagnostics 3. Hold the mouthpiece of your phone in front of the speaker that is located on the right hinge of the Should you experience any problems with your refrigerator door, when instructed to do so by the call refrigerator, it has the capability of transmitting data via center.