Kenmore 7997 - 19.0 cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator Use And Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Gu_a para el Usa y Cuidado
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Sears Brands Management
Corporation, Haffman
Estates, IL 60179
Printedin M_xico


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Summary of Contents for Kenmore 7997 - 19.0 cu. Ft. Top Freezer Refrigerator

  • Page 1 ® TOP FREEZER REFRIGERATOR Use & Care Guide CONGELADOR SUPERIOR REFRIGERADOR Gu_a para el Usa y Cuidado Models / Modelos 795.6997_ 795.6991_ 795.7997_ 795.7991_ 795.6937_t 795.6929_ 795.7937_ 795.7929_ = caJar number, n_mera de caJar MFL61920623 Sears Brands Management Corporation, Haffman Estates, IL 60179 Printedin M_xico...
  • Page 2: Using Your Refrigerator

    WARRANTY Refrigerator Section PROTECTION AGREEMENTS Refrigerator Shelves iMPORTANT SAFETY iNSTRUCTIONS Snack Drawer GROUNDING REQUIREMENTS Crisper and Cover Crisper PARTS AND FEATURES Snap-On Door Racks REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION Door Bins Unpacking Your Refrigerator Dairy Bin and Can Rack Installation Ice Tray Base Grille Installation CARE AND CLEANING Removing...
  • Page 3 BOTTOM FREEZER REFRIGERATOR ® I(enmore Appliance Warranty One 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 ®...
  • Page 4 Once you purchase the Agreement t a simple phone caii is aii Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new that it takes for you to schedule service. You can caii anytime Kenmore ® product is designed and manufactured for years day or night, or schedule a service appointment of dependable operation.
  • Page 5 This guidecontains m anyimportant safetymessages. Always readandobeyall s afetymessages. This isthe safety alert symbol. It alerts you to safety messages that inform you of hazards that can kill orhurt 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,...
  • Page 6 This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or mental capabilities, Jack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance person responsible for their safety. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
  • Page 7 0----- Use this section to become more familiar with the parts and features. 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. Custom Cube Icemaker Shelves Ice Bin...
  • Page 8: Unpacking Your Refrigerator

    NOTE: For proper air circulation, best cooling and energy consumption results, maintain a minimun distance of 2 inches EXCESSIVE WEIGHT HAZARD (5.08 cm) form adjacent items and surfaces. Use two or more people to move and install refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury. UNPACKING YOUR REFRIGERATOR Remove tape and any temporary...
  • Page 9: Electrical Shock Hazard

    HOW TO REMOVE REFRIGERATOR DOOR ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD ° Loosen and remove the 2 bolts and the phillips head screw to Before you begin, either unplug the refrigerator or turn off: remove the Middle Hinge Bracket from refrigerator housing. power at the circuit breaker or fuse box. Failure to do so Set parts aside.
  • Page 10: Replacing Refrigerator Door

    REPLACING REFRIGERATOR DOOR REPLACING FREEZER DOOR ° Set door onto Bottom Hinge Pin. ° Set the freezer door onto the Middle Hinge Pin. ° Place Hinge Pin of Middle Hinge Bracket inside Hinge Pin insert on top of door (Fig. 7). Hold door in place and line up the Middle Hinge Bracket with the holes in refrigerator housing.
  • Page 11: Reversing Doors

    REVERSING DOORS ° Turn freezer door upside down on a non-scratch surface. ° Loosen the screw to remove Door Closer/Stop and Hinge Pin Insert. ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD Before you begin, either unplug the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker or fuse box. Failure to do so could result in death or serious injury.
  • Page 12: Reversing And Reattaching Refrigerator Door

    * Remove Base Grille. REVERSING AND REATTACHING See BASE GRILLE iNSTRUCTiONS. REFRIGERATOR DOOR ° Remove the washer from the Bottom Hinge Pin. ° Using a 1/4" socket wrench, loosen and remove Hinge Pin from ° Using a 1/4" socket wrench, loosen and remove Hinge Pin from the Middle Hinge Bracket.
  • Page 13 ° At this point, remove the Decorative Bolt on bottom ° Take out the Hinge Pin insert and move the Bracket to the refrigerator housing from the left side of refrJgeraton you will other side of the door, keeping the same orientation. need this hole for the Bottom Hinge.
  • Page 14: Reattaching Freezer Door

    ° Remove the outer lower Decorative Screw from housing at ° Place Upper Hinge's Pin in the top of freezer door and line up area between freezer and refrigerator doors. the Upper Hinge with holes in top of refrigerator. Use the 3 (You will need this hole for the Middle Hinge Bracket).
  • Page 15: Leveling And Door Closing

    LEVELING AND DOOR CLOSING DOOR ALIGNMENT To avoid vibration_ the unit must be leveled. If necessary adiust If the space between your doors is uneven_ follow the Leveling Legs to compensate unevenness of the floor. instructions below to align the doors. The front should be slightly...
  • Page 16: Ensuring Proper Air Circulation

    ENSURING PROPER AiR CiRCULATiON NEXT in order to ensure proper temperatures, air must flow 1. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe off: all dust between the refrigerator and freezer sections. As shown in accumulated during shipping. the illustration below, air enters at the top of the freezer and 2.
  • Page 17: Adjusting Control Settings

    ADJUSTING CONTROL S ETTINGS FOOD STORAGE GUIDE Give the refrigerator time to cool down completeJy before Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and moisture- making final adjustments. It is best to wait 24 hours before proof material unless otherwise noted.
  • Page 18: Storing Frozen Food

    FREEZING STORING FROZEN FOOD NOTE: For further information about preparing food freezing or food storage times, check a freezer guide or a reliable cookbook. Packaging Your freezer wiii not quick-freeze any large quantities of food. Successful freezing depends on correct packaging.
  • Page 19 REFRIGERATOR SECTION Sliding Out Shelves (on some models) REFRIGERATORSHELVES You can slide some glass shelves in and out of your refrigerator as follows. The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to meet your * To slide the shelf out, carefully pull front of shelf toward you. individual storage needs.
  • Page 20 CRISPER AND COVER CRISPER CRISPER HUMiDiTY CONTROL To remove the crisper: You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture-sealed 1. Puii crisper drawer out to drawer stop. crispers. 2. Lift the drawer up and toward you to pull out and remove. Adjust the control to any setting between...
  • Page 21: Dairy Bin And Can Rack

    DOORBINS iCE TRAY (on some models) The door bins are removable for easy cleaning and adjusting. They have slots in the sides which fit into support slots placed Icemaklng at intervals on refrigerator door. * Pour water to the [eve[ indicated in the picture.
  • Page 22: Back Cover

    PLASTIC PARTS (covers and panels) Do not use windows sprays, abrasive cleaners, or flammable fluids. These can scratch or damage material. Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent in warm water. Wash, rinse and dry all surfaces thoroughly.
  • Page 23: When You Go On Vacation

    To change the refrigerator light: 1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. SUFFOCATION HAZARD 2. Remove refrigerator shelves. When using dry ice, provide adequate ventilation. 3. Light shield is force fitted and has plasics tabs on each side Dry ice is frozen carbon dioxide (C02).
  • Page 24: Ice Maker

    WHEN YOU SHOULD SET THE ICEMAKER POWER ICEMAKER SWITCH TO O (OFF) ° When the water supply wiii be shut off for several hours. PERSONAL INJURY HAZARD ° When the ice storage bin is removed for more than a minute Avoid contact with the moving parts of the ejector or two.
  • Page 25: What You Will Need

    NOTE: Water line installation is needed when the Automatic WHAT YOU WILL NEED Ice Maker and/or Water Dispenser features are available ° Copper Tubing, 1/4" outer diameter your product. connect the refrigerator to the water supply. Be sure both ends of the tubing are cut Before making...
  • Page 26: Installation

    iNSTALLATiON iNSTRUCTiONS 6. ROUTE THE TUBING Route the tubing between the cold water line and the Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently used drinking water line. refrigerator. Route the tubing through a hole drilled in the wail or floor 1.
  • Page 27 9. CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE REFRIGERATOR 4.TURN THE WATER ON AT THE SHUT OFF VALVE NOTES: Tighten any connections that leak. ° Before making the connection to the refrigerator, be sure the Reattach the compressor refrigerator power cord is not plugged into the wall outlet.
  • Page 28: Understanding Sounds You May Hear

    UNDERSTANDING SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one did ° The defrost timer will click when the automatic defrost cycle not make. Because the sounds are new to you, you might begins and ends. The thermostat control (or refrigerator concerned...
  • Page 29: Care And Cleaning

    Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet with proper voltage. The power supply cord is unplugged. Either unplug the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit A light bulb is loose in the socket breaker or fuse box. Gently remove the bulb and reinsert.
  • Page 30 The door is not closing properly. See "Door will not close completely" in troubleshooting guide. Frost or ice crystals on The door is opened often. When the door is opened, warm, humid air is allowed in the frozen food freezer resulting in frost.
  • Page 31 The air vents are blocked. Cold air circulates Locate air vents by using your hand to sense airflow from the freezer to the fresh food section move all packages that block vents and restrict airflow. Refer to Multi Flow section for the location of the air vents.
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