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Avoid Service Checklist - Kenmore 253.78296895 Owner's Manual

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Avoid Service Checklist
Before calling for .service,review this list. It may save you both time and expense
This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workman-
ship or materials in this appliance
OCCURRENCE
RUNNING
OF REFRIGERATOR
Refrigerator
compressor
does not run.
SOLUTION
Refrigerator
control
is off
Set refrigerator
control
See Setting
the Controls.
Refrigerator
is in defrost cycle This is normal for a fully automatic
defrosting
refrigerator
The defrost
cycle occurs periodically,
lasting about 20 minutes
Plug at wail outlet is disconnected
Make sure plug is tightly
pushed into outlet
House fuse has blown or circuit breaker has tripped
Check and!or replace fuse with a t5 amp time-
detay fuse
Reset circuit
breaker
Power outage
Check house lights
Call local electric company
Refrigerator
runs too much or too
long.
Room or outside weather ishot It is normat for the refrigerator to work longer under these conditions
Refrigerator has recently been disconnected for a period of time It takes about 8-12 hours for the
refrigerator to cool down completeIy
Automatic ice maker is operating (some models) Operation of the ice maker causes the refrigerator
to run stightiy more
Doors are opened too frequently or too long Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it to run more
Open the doors _essoften
Refrigerator or freezer door may be stightly open Make sure refrigerator is level. Keep food and
containers from blocking door SeeOPENtNG/CtOSJNG
O_DOORSt_AWE_S in this Avoid Service Checklist
Refrigeratorcontrol isset toocoid Set the refrigeratorcontro{toawarmerse[ting
until the refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize Then, if the freezer
temperature is not right, set the freezer control to a colder setting
Refrigerator or freezer gasRetis dirty, worn, cracked, or poorly fitted Clean or change gasket Leaks
in door sea{wilt cause refrigerator to run longer in o_der to maintain desired temperatures
Refrigerator
compressor
goes on and
off frequently,
TEMPERATURES
ARE TOO COLD
Temperature
in the freezer
is too cold
and the
refrigerator
temperature
is
satisfactory_
Temperature
in the refrigerator
is too
cold
and
the freezer
temperature
is
satisfactory,
Food stored
in drawers
freezes°
Thermostat is keeping the _efrigerator at a constant temperature This is normal Refrigerator goes on
and off to keep temperature constant
Freezer control is set too cold Set the freezer control to a warmer setting untif the freezer temperature
is satisfactory
Altow 24 hours for the temperature
to stabilize
Refrigerator
control is set too cold Set the refrigerator
control
to a warmer
setting
Allow 24 hours
for temperatures
to stabilize
Then, if the freezer temperature
is not right, set the freezer control to
a colde_ setting
Refrigerator
control is set too cold See above solution
TEMPERATURES ARETOO WARM
Temperature
in
the
freezer
or
Doors are opened too frequently or too long Warm air enters the refrigerator whenever the door is
refrigerator
is too warm,
opened Open the door tessoften
Door is open stightIy See OPENtNalCLOSme
OFDOORS/D_AWERS
in this Avoid Service Checklist
Condenser is dirty Clean condenser See "Outside" in the Care and Cleaning section
Temperature
in the freezer' is too warm_
Temperature
in the refrigerator
is too
warm
and the freezer
temperature
is
satisfactory°
Freezer control is set toowarm Set the freezer control to a colder setting until the freezer temperature
is satisfactory Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize
Refrigerator control is set too warm Refrigerator control has some effect on freezer temperature. Set
the refrigerator' control to a colder setting Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize Then, if the
freezer temperature is not right, set the freezer control to a warmer se_ing SeeSetting the Controls,
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