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Important Safety Instructions - Kenmore 253.78296895 Owner's Manual

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'1'11
important
Safety
instructions
Proper
Disposal
of
Your Refrigerator
Riskof child entrapment
Child entrapment and suffocation are
not problems of the past Junked or
abandoned
refrigerators
are still
dangerous -- even if they will sit for
"just a few days." If you are getting rid
of your old refrigerator,
please follow
instructions
below
to help prevent
accidents,
BEFORE YOU THROW AWAY YOUR
OLD REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER:
* Take off
doors
* Leave
shelves in
place, so
children
may not
easily
climb
inside
Avoid
fire
hazard
or
Do not use an extension
cord or an adapter plug Do not remove
any prong from the power cord
Grounding
type
walt receptacle
Do not, under
_
any circumstances,/
cut, remove,
|
or bypass the
|
grounding
prong lJ
Power supply
cord with 3-prong
grounding
ptug
Read all instructions
before
using this refrigerator.
For Your Safety
Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity
of this or anyother appliance Readproduct labelsfor flammability and otherwarnings
Child Safety
• Destroy carton, plastic bags, and any exterior wrapping rnatefiai immediately
after the refrigerator is unpacked. Children should never use these items for
play Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets or stretch wrap may
become airtight chambers and can quickly cause suffocation
Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause severe cuts and destroy
finishes if they come in contact with other appliances or furniture
° An empty, discarded ice box, refrigerator
or freezer is a very dangerous
attraction to children Remove the door of any appliance that is not in use,
even if it is being discarded
Electrical
Information
These guidelines
must be followed
to ensure that safety mechanisms
in the
design of this refrigerator
will operate properly.
• The refrigerator
must be plugged into its own 115 Volt, 60 Hz, AC only
electrical outlet. The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a 3-prong
grounding plug for your protection against shock hazards, It must be plugged
directly into a properly grounded 3-prong receptacle. The receptacle must be
installed in accordance with local codes and ordinances Consult a qualified
electrician DO NOT USEAN EXTENSION CORD OR AN ADAPTER PLUG.
° If voltage varies by 10 percent or more, performance of your refrigerator may
be affected Operating the refrigerator with insufficient power can damage the
compressor. Such damage is not covered under your warranty. If you suspect
your voltage is high or low, consult your power company for testing
• To prevent the refrigerator from being turned off accidentally, do not plug the
unit into an outlet controlled by a wall switch or pull cord
° Do not pinch, knot, or bend the power cord in any manner.
Other
Precautions
• Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on the power cord Always grip the
plug firmly and puff straight out from tt_e receptacle
• To avoid electrical shock, unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and before
replacing a light bulb Note: Turning the control to OFFturns off the compressor,
but does not disconnect power to the light bulb or other electrical components
• Do not operate the refrigerator in the presence of explosive fumes.
° If the refrigerator hasan automatic ice maker, avoid contact with any moving parts
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