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Installing Your Refrigerator; Measuring The Opening; Transporting Your Refrigerator; Selecting The Best Location - Kenmore 596.53462302 Use & Care Manual

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Installing your refrigerator

These instructions were provided to aid
you in the installation of your refrigerator.

Measuring the opening

When installing your refrigerator, please
reference chart below for clearance
requirements.
Subflooring or floor coverings (i.e.
carpet, tile, wood floors, rugs) may make
your opening smaller than anticipated.
Some clearance may be gained by using
the leveling procedure under
How to Level Your Refrigerator
(page 11).
Recommended
Unit Total
Clearance
Volume
Top
Less than
N/A
23 cu. ft.
Greater than
1
"
2
23 cu. ft.
IMPORTANT: If refrigerator is to be
installed into a recess where top of
refrigerator is completely covered, use
dimensions from floor to top of hinge
cap to verify proper clearance.
6
Transporting your
refrigerator
Follow these tips when moving the
refrigerator to final location:
➢ NEVER transport refrigerator on its
side. If an upright position is not
possible, lay refrigerator on its back.
Allow refrigerator to sit upright for
approximately 30 minutes prior to
plugging refrigerator in to assure oil
returns to the compressor. Plugging
refrigerator in immediately may cause
damage to internal parts.
➢ Use an appliance dolly when moving
refrigerator. ALWAYS truck
refrigerator from its side or back–
NEVER from its front.
➢ Protect outside finish of refrigerator
Sides
Rear
during transport by wrapping cabinet
N/A
1
"
in blankets or inserting padding
2
between the refrigerator and dolly.
➢ Secure refrigerator to dolly firmly with
N/A
1
"
2
straps or bungee cords.Thread straps
through handles when possible. DO NOT
overtighten. Overtightening restraints may
dent or damage outside finish.
Selecting the best
location
Observe these points when choosing the
final location for your refrigerator:
➢ DO NOT install refrigerator near
oven, radiator or other heat source. If
not possible, shield refrigerator with
cabinet material.
➢ DO NOT install where temperature
falls below 55° F (13° C). Malfunction
may occur at this temperature.
➢ To assure proper door closure, follow
the leveling instructions in the
section, How to Level Your
Refrigerator (page 11).

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