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Care And Cleaning; General Cleaning; Adhesives; Door Gaskets - Kenmore 69142 Use & Care Manual

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Care and Cleaning
WARNING
Disconnect power to refrigerator before cleaning to
avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death. After cleaning, restore power.
,A
CAUTION
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Read and follow all manufacturer's cleaning directions
to avoid personal injury or property damage.
General
Cleaning
1.
Wash surfaces and exterior with 4 tablespoons
baking soda dissolved in 1 quart warm water and a
soft, clean cloth.
2.
Rinse surfaces and exterior with warm water. Dry
surfaces with a soft, clean cloth.
3.
DO NOT USE the following items:
• abrasive or harsh cleaners, ammonia, chlorine
bleach, etc.
• concentrated detergents or solvents
• metal scouring pads
_J_These
items can scratch, crack, and discolor surfaces.
Do not place buckets, shelves, etc., in dishwasher.
Adhesives
1.
Remove adhesive residue from refrigerator surfaces
by rubbing toothpaste into adhesive with fingers until
adhesive loosens.
2.
Rinse surface with warm water. Dry surface with a
soft, clean cloth.
Door Gaskets
1.
Clean door gaskets every 3 months according to
General Cleaning instructions. Clean any spills
immediately.
2.
Apply a light film of petroleum jelly to keep gaskets
pliable.
Condenser
Coils
Clean condenser coil behind toe grille every 3 months to
ensure maximum performance of refrigerator.
Accumulated dust and lint may cause the following:
• reduced cooling performance
• increased energy usage
• premature part failure
1.
Remove toe grille by holding ends and pulling away
from refrigerator.
2.
Clean front surface of condenser coil with a vacuum
cleaner hose nozzle.
3.
Replace toe grille by inserting clips in holes and
snapping in.
4.
Raise stabilizing legs (some models) by turning left.
12
CAUTION
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Protect soft vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs
or other protective material to avoid property damage.
5.
Pull refrigerator away from wall. Run a vacuum
brush across grille on back of refrigerator.
Glass Shelves
CAUTION
I
Handle tempered glass shelves carefully to avoid
personal injury or property damage. Shelves may
break suddenly if nicked, scratched, or exposed to
sudden temperature change.
Remove shelf by lifting front, releasing hooks from metal
track then pulling out. Place shelf on a towel. Allow shelf
to adjust to room temperature before cleaning.
Clean crevices by completing the following:
1.
Dilute mild detergent and brush solution into crevices
using a plastic bristle brush. Let sit for 5 minutes.
2.
Spray warm water into crevices using faucet spray
attachment.
3.
Dry shelf thoroughly and replace shelf by inserting
hooks into metal track and lowering it from the front.
Odor Removal
1.
Remove all food and disconnect power to refrigerator.
2.
Clean all interior surfaces including ceiling, floor, and
walls according to General Cleaning instructions
above. Pay special attention to corners, crevices, and
grooves. Include all drawers, shelves, and gaskets.
3.
Connect power to refrigerator and return food to
refrigerator. Wash and dry all containers. Wrap foods
in tightly sealed containers to prevent further odor.
After 24 hours, check if odor has been eliminated.
Complete steps 4-9 if odor has not been eliminated.
4.
Place crispers on top shelf of refrigerator section.
Pack refrigerator and freezersections,
including
doors, with crumpled sheets of newspaper.
5.
Place charcoal briquettes randomly throughout
newspaper.
6.
Close doors and let stand 24-48 hours.
7.
Remove charcoal briquettes and newspapers.
8.
Complete steps 2-3.
If odor is still not eliminated, contact a Sears Service
Center.
Light Bulb Replacement
I
A WARNING I
Disconnect power to refrigerator before replacing light
bulb to avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death. After replacing light bulb,
restore power.

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