Kenmore 7531 - 22.0 cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator Use & Care Manual
Kenmore 7531 - 22.0 cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator Use & Care Manual

Kenmore 7531 - 22.0 cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator Use & Care Manual

Use and care guide

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Summary of Contents for Kenmore 7531 - 22.0 cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator

  • Page 1 ® TOP FREEZER REFRIGERATOR CONGELADOR SUPERIOR REFRIGERADOR CONGI_LATEUR SUPI_RIEUR REFRIGI_RATEUR Models / Modelos / ModUles 795.7531 W= coJor number t" r" MFL61920605 Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. www.sears.com Printed in Mexico...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Warranty and Product Record Crisper Humidity Control Door Racks Safety instructions Door Bins Dairy Bin/Can Rack Grounding Requirements Ice Tray Parts and Features Filter 8-17 Refrigerator Installation 24-25 Care and Cleaning Unpacking Your Refrigerator General Cleaning Tips Installation Outside Base Grille Inside Walls 9-11 Removing and Replacing Doors...
  • Page 3: Warranty And Product Record

    TOP FREEZER REFRIGERATOR ® Kenrnore Appliance Warranty forte Year Limited Warranty When installed, operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product, if this appliance fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME '°_ to arrange for free repair.
  • Page 4 Master Protection Agreements Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone call is Kenmor# _ product is designed and manufactured for years all that it takes for you to schedule service. You can call of dependable operation.
  • Page 5: Safety Instructions

    Thisguidecontains manyimportant safetymessages. Alwaysreadandobeyallsafetymessages. Thisis thesafety alertsymbol. I t alerts you to safety messages that inform you of hazards that can kill or hurt you or others, or cause damage to the product. All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the hazard signal word DANGER, WARNING or CAUTION.
  • Page 6: Grounding Requirements

    BEFORE YOU THROW AWAY Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR dangerous...even if they will sit for "just a few days." If OR FREEZER you are getting rid of your old refrigerator, please follow the instructions at right to help prevent accidents.
  • Page 7: Parts And Features

    iiiii!l!! i!!llitll :i_i,i!,i!ii_iiii!!iiiiii/iiii!ilii/iiiiiiiii!ii!iiii Use this section to become more familiar with the parts and features. Page references are included for your convenience. 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. Crispers Custom Cube Icemaker Keeps fruits and vegetables fresh and crisp...
  • Page 8: Refrigerator Installation

    NOTE: For proper air circulation, best cooling and energy consumption results, maintain a minimum distance Excessive WeightHazard of 2 inches (5.08cm) from adjacent items and surfaces. Usetwoor morepeople to moveandinstall refrigerator. Failure to dosocanresult i n backor other injury. 2" (5.08 cm)_'_ UNPACKING YOUR REFRIGERATOR Remove tape and any temporary labels from your...
  • Page 9: Removing And Replacing Doors

    ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD Before you begin, either unplug the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker or fuse box. Remove food and any Adjustable Door or Utility Bins from doors. Failure to do so could result in death or serious injury. REMOVE REFRIGERATOR DOOR...
  • Page 10 Loosen andremove the2 boltsandthephillips head REPLACE REFRIGERATOR DOOR screw to remove theMiddle Hinge Bracket from • Insert the water tube and wire harness through the refrigerator cabinet ( Fig.7 and8).Setparts aside. bottom hinge. Being careful not to damage the water tube or wire harness, feed them through the hole in Fig.7 the hinge plate.
  • Page 11 • Once the refrigerator dooris installed, reconnect REPLACE FREEZER DOOR wireharness, watertubeandconnector. Thereare • Set the freezer door onto the Middle Hinge Pin. twoinsertlinesattheendofthetube.Insertthetube farenough intotheconnector untilyoucanonlysee Fig. 14 oneline.Replace thelocking clip. Fig.13 - Place Upper Hinge Pin in the top of freezer door and line up the Upper Hinge with holes in top of refrigerator.
  • Page 12: Reversing Doors

    ° Turn freezer door upside down on a non-scratch surface and loosen the screw to remove Door ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD Closer/Stop, Hinge Pin Insert and Hinge Pin Before youbegin, e ither u nplug therefrigerator orturn Insert Bracket. offpower a tthecircuit b reaker o rfusebox.Remove foodandanyAdjustable D oor o r UtilityBinsfromdoors Fig.
  • Page 13 REVERSE REFRIGERATOR DOOR Using an adjustable wrench remove Bottom Nut. Before reversing the door, remove the Base Grille. As described in REMOVE REFRIGERATOR DOOR. See BASE GRILLE INSTALLATION for reference Insert flat blade screwdriver into corner notches on • Remove the cover on the left side of base grille and bottom of dispenser cover.
  • Page 14 • Using a 10mm or 13/32 inch socket wrench • Remove screw from water tube clip. remove Middle Hinge Bracket and set aside. Fig. 31 water tube cli • Reattach to the left side as shown below. • Using a 13/32" 10mm socket wrench with 2"extension, loosen the 3 bolts and remove water tube ctlp bottom hinge from right side.
  • Page 15 , With a flat-head screwdriver, carefully pry off and • Loosen the2 screws andremove thedoor remove the cover over the screw holes on the left side Closer/Stop. of refrigerator housing. Fig.41 Door Closer/Stop Fig. 45 • Remove the outer screw from cabinet at area Take Door Closer/Stop and flip it over.
  • Page 16 , Insert t hewatertubeandwireharness through the • Tighten Bolts.Force-fit TopHingeCover o vertop bottom hingepinandinsert t hehingepinintothe Hinge. bottom ofthedoor. NOTE: R einstall the Bottom Nut. Fig.54 Fig.50 , Replace cover from left side of refrigerator top onto the right of top to cover holes. Cover is also force-fitted.
  • Page 17: Leveling And Door Closing

    4. Open both doors again and check to make sure LEVELING AND DOOR CLOSING that they close easily. If not, tilt the refrigerator To avoid vibration, the unit must be leveled. If necessary, slightly more to the rear by turning both Leveling adjust the Leveling Legs to compensate for unevenness Screws clockwise, it may take several more turns, of the floor.
  • Page 18: Using Your Refrigerator

    ENSURING PROPER AiR CiRCULATiON 3. Let your refrigerator run for at least 2 or 3 hours before In order to ensure proper temperatures, air must flow putting food in it. Check the flow of cold air in the between the refrigerator and freezer sections. As shown freezer compartment to ensure proper cooling.
  • Page 19: Water Dispenser

    FOOD STORAGE GUIDE CONDITION/ RECOMMENDED REASON: ADJUSTMENT: Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and moisture-proof material unless otherwise noted. This Turn REFRIGERATOR [] REFRIGERATOR section too prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout the warm control to next highest refrigerator.
  • Page 20: Storing Frozen Food

    STORING FROZEN FOOD Freezing Your freezer will not quick-freeze any large quantity of NOTE: For further information about preparing food for food. Do not put more unfrozen food into the freezer than freezing or food storage times, check a freezer guide or a will freeze within 24 hours (no more than 2 to 3 Ibs of food reliable cookbook, per cubic foot of freezer space).
  • Page 21: Refrigerator Shelves

    REFRIGERATOR SHELVES NOTE: Make sure that shelves are level from one side to The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to meet the other. Failure to do so may result in the shelf falling or your individual storage needs. All the shelves in this unit spilling food.
  • Page 22: Crisper And Crisper Cover

    CRISPER AND CRISPER COVER To remove the crisper: 1. Pull crisper drawer out to drawer stop. 2. Lift the drawer up and toward you to pull out and remove. 3. To replace crisper, slide back in fully past the drawer stop. To control the humidity in the crisper compartments, move the slide above each crisper up (more moisture) or down (less moisture)
  • Page 23: Dairy Bin/Can Rack

    DAIRYBiN, CAN RACK How to change the water filter Thedairybin/canrackcanberelocated toanother 1. Remove the old cartridge position. 1.Toremove the dairybinor canracksimply liftup Place a container under the hole andpullout. of filter holder. 2.Toreplacethe dairybin or canrack,slideit in above thedesired support s lotsandpushdownuntilit stops.
  • Page 24: Care And Cleaning

    PLASTIC PARTS (covers and panels) Do not use paper towels, window sprays, abrasive cleansers or flammable fluids. These can scratch or damage the material. Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Wash, rinse and dry all surfaces thoroughly.
  • Page 25: Power Interruptions

    Tochangethe refrigerator might: 1. Unplug the power cord from the outlet. • DO NOTrefreezefrozenfoods whichhavethawedcompletely. 2. Remove refrigerator shelves. The UnitedStatesDepartment o f Agriculturein Homeand 3. Light shield is force fitted and has plastic tabs on GardenBulletinNo. 69 says: each side and a tab in the front. Release the tabs ...You maysafelyrefreezefrozenfoods that havethawedif they on each side of light shield and push shield toward still containicecrystalsor if they are still cold--below 4°0.
  • Page 26: About The Automatic Ice Maker

    When the bin fills to the level of the Automatic Shut Off Arm, the icemaker will stop producing ice. Personal injury Hazard It is normal for several cubes to be stuck together. Avoid contact with the moving parts of the ejector If ice is not used frequently, old ice cubes will become mechanism, or with the heating element that releases cloudy, taste stale, and shrink.
  • Page 27 BEFORE YOU BEGIN If your existing copper water line has a flared fitting at the This water line installation is not warranted by the end, you will need an refrigerator or icemaker manufacturer. Follow these adapter (available at instructions carefully to minimize the risk of expensive plumbing supply stores) to water damage.
  • Page 28 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 7. CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE VALVE (CONTINUED) Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for copper tubing onto the end of the tubing and 4. FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE connect it to the shutoff valve. Make sure the tubing is fully inserted into the valve.
  • Page 29 9. CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE 10. TURN THE WATER ON AT THE REFRIGERATOR SHUTOFF VALVE NOTE: Tighten any connections that leak. • Before making the connection to the refrigerator, be Reattach the compressor compartment access cover. sure the refrigerator power cord is not plugged into the wall outlet.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting Guide

    UNDERSTANDING SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR The defrost timer will click when the automatic defrost cycle begins and ends. The thermostat control (or Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one refrigerator control, depending on the model) will also didn't make.
  • Page 31 LIGHTS DO NOT WORK Check if... Then... The power supply cord is unplugged. Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet with proper voltage. Light bulb is loose in the socket. Either unplug the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker or fuse box.
  • Page 32 ViBRATiON OR RATTLING NOISE Check if... Then... J The refrigerator is not resting solidly on the floor. See LEVELING AND DOOR CLOSING section. Floor is weak or uneven or leveling legs need adjusting. FROST OR iCE CRYSTALS ON FROZEN FOOD Check if...
  • Page 33 THE DOORS ARE DiFFiCULT TO OPEN Check if... Then... The gaskets are dirty or sticky. Clean gaskets and the surfaces that they touch. Rub a thin coat of paraffin wax on the gaskets following cleaning. The door is reopened within a short time after having When you open the door, warmer air enters the refrigerator.
  • Page 34 Your Home For expert troubleshooting and home solutions advice: anag,e www.managemyhome.com For repair - in your home - of all major brand appliances, lawn and garden equipment, or heating and cooling systems, no matter who made it, no matter who sold it ! For the replacement parts, accessories owner's...

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