Kenmore 795.7235 series Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Manual de Uso y Cuidado
Guide d'Utilisation et d'Entretien
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Models/Modelos/Modèles: 795.7235*
Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
Congelador Inferior Refrigerador
Congélateur Inférieur Réfrigérateur
= color number, número de color, le numéro de la couleur
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoff man Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Sears Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3


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Summary of Contents for Kenmore 795.7235 series

  • Page 1 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Congelador Inferior Refrigerador Congélateur Inférieur Réfrigérateur = color number, número de color, le numéro de la couleur Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoff man Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Sears Canada Inc. Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Water Dispenser ........... 24 Connecting the Water Line ...... 36-38 Refrigerator Shelves ..........Troubleshooting Guide ......39-46 Humidity Controlled Crisper ......26 Kenmore Connect ........47 Temperature Controlled Pantry Drawer ..26 Service ..........Back Cover Grab-N-Go Case .......... 27 Replacing the Air Filter ........ 28...
  • Page 3: Warranty

    WARRANTY REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY 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 4: Protection Agreements

    Master Protection Agreements • Power surge protection against electrical damage due to power fl uctuations. Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Kenmore Elite ® product is designed and manufactured • $250 Food Loss Protection annually for any food for years of dependable operation.
  • 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 (chlorofl uorocarbons or sure the refrigerant is removed for proper disposal hydrochlorofl uorocarbons). CFCs and HCFCs are by a qualifi...
  • Page 8: Parts And Features

    Refrigerator Shelves Durabase Divider Refrigerator Light (side) Water Tank Cover Articulating Mullion Ice Compartment (Icemaker and Ice Bin) Air Filter Humidity Controlled Crisper Kenmore Connect Speaker Air Tight Crisper Grab-N-Go Case Temperature Controlled Pantry Cheese & Butter Bin Drawer Condiment Bin...
  • 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 fl...
  • 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 fl oor. If required, adjust the leveling legs to compensate for unevenness of the fl...
  • Page 11: Removing/Replacing Your Refrigerator And Freezer Handles, Doors And Drawers

    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 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 illustrations on this page.
  • Page 13 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION REMOVING AND REPLACING CAUTION: Before you begin, remove food and bins from the doors. REFRIGERATOR DOORS WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard: Use two or more people to remove and install the refrigerator doors. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
  • Page 14 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION Reinstalling the Refrigerator Door Right Door Left Door 1. Lower the door onto the middle hinge pin (9). 2. Fit the top hinge (4) over the hinge lever latch (5) and 1. Lower the door onto the middle hinge pin (10). into place.
  • Page 15 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION HOW TO REMOVE THE FREEZER DRAWER HOW TO INSTALL THE FREEZER DRAWER WARNING: Use two or more people to remove and Pull out each rail to full extension. install the freezer drawer. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
  • Page 16: 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 fi...
  • Page 17: Using Your Refrigerator

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR SETTING THE CONTROLS Temperature AIRFLOW Be sure not to block vents while packing your refrigerator. Doing so will restrict airfl ow and may cause the refrigerator temperature to become too warm or cause interior moisture buildup. (See the air fl ow diagram below.) •...
  • Page 18 USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR Air Filter Accent Light ⁄ Light Sensor This light has three settings: On, Off and Auto. If The Air Filter helps remove odors the light is set to the Auto mode, the Accent Light from the refrigerator. The Air Filter will automatically turn on and off...
  • Page 19 USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR Door Alarm Demo Mode (For Store Use Only) The Demo Mode disables all cooling in the refrigerator • When power is connected to the refrigerator, the door and freezer sections to conserve energy while on display alarm is initially set to ON. When you press the Door in a retail store.
  • Page 20: 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 21: Automatic Icemaker

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER WARNING Ice is made in the automatic icemaker and sent to the dispenser. The icemaker will produce 70~210 cubes in Personal Injury Hazard a 24-hour period, depending on freezer compartment DO NOT place fi ngers or hands on the automatic ice temperature, room temperature, number of door openings and other operating conditions.
  • Page 22 USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER (continued) CAUTION WHEN YOU SHOULD SET THE ICEMAKER POWER SWITCH TO OFF (O) • The fi rst ice and water dispensed may include particles or odor from the water supply line or the water tank. •...
  • Page 23: 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 24: Refrigerator Section Water Dispenser

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR REFRIGERATOR SECTION WATER DISPENSER WATER TRAY To dispense cold water, push on the dispenser switch Press down on either of the front corners to remove with a glass. the tray. NOTE: The dispenser is equipped with a light that NOTE: There is no drain beneath the tray.
  • Page 25: Refrigerator Shelves

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR REFRIGERATOR SHELVES To reinstall a shelf—Tilt the front of the shelf up and guide the shelf hooks into the slots at a desired height. The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to meet Then, lower the front of the shelf so that the hooks your individual storage needs.
  • Page 26: Humidity Controlled Crisper

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR HUMIDITY CONTROLLED CRISPER To remove the glass The crispers provide fresher tasting fruit and vegetables by 1. Lift up the glass under the crisper cover. letting you easily control humidity inside the drawer. 2. Pull the glass up and out. You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture- sealed crispers by adjusting the control to any setting NOTE: Pantry drawer not shown for clarity.
  • Page 27: Grab-N-Go Case

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR GRAB-N-GO The Grab-N-Go compartment allows for easy access to commonly used food items. The inner Grab-N-Go door includes two door bins, the Cheese & Butter and Condiment bins, that are specially designed for food that can be stored at a warmer temperature.
  • Page 28: Replacing The Air Filter

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR REPLACING THE AIR FILTER After changing the fi lter, push and hold the Air Filter button for three seconds to reset the fi lter sensor. It is recommended that you replace the air fi lter: NOTE: To purchase a replacement water fi lter, visit a •...
  • Page 29: Pullout Drawers

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR PULLOUT DRAWERS Top Drawer 2. To replace, slightly tilt up the front of the drawer, 1. To remove, pull the drawer out to full extension. On insert the drawer into the frame, and push it back into the left rail, use a fl...
  • Page 30: Water Filter

    WATER FILTER WATER FILTER 2. Replace with a new water fi lter. It is recommended that you replace the water fi lter: • Take the new water fi lter out of its packing and remove the protective cover from the o-rings. With •...
  • Page 31 WATER FILTER Performance Data Sheet The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system as specifi ed in NSF/ANSI Standard 42 and Standard 53. System tested and certifi...
  • Page 32 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 40-120 psi (138 - 827 kPa) microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality Water Temperature 33°F - 100°F (0.6°C - 38°C)
  • Page 33 WATER FILTER State of California Department of Public Health Water Treatment Device Certificate Number 09 - 2019 Date Issued: December 15, 2009 Manufacturer: Sears Roebuck and Co. The water treatment device(s) listed on this certificate have met the testing requirements pursuant to Section 116830 of the Health and Safety Code for the following health related contaminants: Microbiological Contaminants and Turbidity Inorganic/Radiological Contaminants...
  • Page 34: Care And Cleaning

    CARE AND CLEANING INSIDE WALLS (allow the 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 35: Light Bulb Replacement

    WATER FILTER CARE AND CLEANING WHEN YOU MOVE LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT 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 36: Connecting The Water Line

    CONNECTING THE WATER LINE BEFORE YOU BEGIN WHAT YOU WILL NEED • Copper Tubing, ¼ in. outer This water line installation is not covered by the refrigerator diameter, to connect the refrigerator warranty. Follow these instructions carefully to minimize the to the water supply.
  • Page 37 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 the clamp or you may crush 1.
  • Page 38 CONNECTING THE WATER LINE 8. FLUSH OUT THE TUBING 10. TURN THE WATER ON AT THE SHUTOFF VALVE Tighten any connections that leak. Turn the main water supply on and fl ush out the tubing until the water is clear. Shut the water off...
  • Page 39: Troubleshooting Guide

    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 40-120 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 40 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 fl ow throughout the compartment.
  • Page 41 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 42 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 43 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 44 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ICE & WATER Problem Possible Causes Solutions Ice has bad taste or Water supply contains minerals such A water fi lter may need to be installed to eliminate odor. as sulfur. taste and odor problems. NOTE: In some cases, a fi lter may not help. It may not be possible to remove all minerals / odor / taste in all water supplies.
  • Page 45 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 46 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 47: Kenmore Connect

    ™ The display must be locked in order for you to activate Kenmore Connect. If the display has been locked for over fi ve minutes, you must deactivate the control lock and then reactivate it. To activate the control lock, press and hold the Door Alarm button for three seconds.
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