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Prepare The Water System; Normal Sounds - Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator Use & Care Manual

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the Installation
Electdcam Shock Hazard
Pmug into a grounded
3 prong outmet,
Do not remove ground prong,
Do not use an adapter,
Do not use an extension
Failure to follow these instructions can resumt in death,
fire, or electricam shock,
1. Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
2. Flush the water system. See "Prepare the Water System."
NOTE: It may take up to 24 hours for your ice maker to begin
producing ice.
Please read before using the water system.
Immediately after installation, follow the steps below to make
sure that the water system is properly cleaned.
1. Open the freezer door and turn off the ice maker. The ON/
OFF switch is located on the top right side of the freezer
Move the switch to the OFF (right) setting as
Make sure the base grille filter is properly installed and the
cap is in the horizontal position.
Do not use with water that is microbiologically
unsafe or
of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before
or after the system. Systems certified for cyst reduction
may be used on disinfected waters that may contain
Use a sturdy container to depress the water dispenser bar
until the water begins to flow. Flush the water system by
dispensing and discarding 1.5 gal. (5.4 L) of water. Cleaning
the system will take approximately
3 minutes and will help
clear air from the line. Additional flushing may be required in
some households.
NOTE: As air is cleared from the system, water may spurt out
of the dispenser.
Open the freezer door and turn on the ice maker. Move the
switch to the ON (left) position. Please refer to the "Ice Maker
and Storage Bin" section for further instructions
on the
operation of your ice maker.
Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice.
Discard the first three batches of ice produced.
Depending on your model, you may want to select the
maximum ice feature to increase the production
of ice.
Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one didn't
make. Because the sounds are new to you, you might be
concerned about them. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard
surfaces, such as the floor, walls, and cabinets, can make the
sounds seem louder. The following describes the kinds of sounds
and what may be making them.
If your refrigerator is equipped with an ice maker, you will hear
a buzzing sound when the water valve opens to fill the ice
maker for each cycle.
Your refrigerator is designed to run more efficiently, to keep
your food items at the desired temperatures
and to minimize
energy usage. The high efficiency compressor
and fans may
cause your refrigerator to run longer than your old one. You
may also hear a pulsating or high-pitched
sound from the
compressor or fans adjusting to optimize performance.
You may hear the evaporator fan motor circulating air through
the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
The fan speed
may increase as you open the doors or add warm food.
Rattling noises may come from the flow of refrigerant, the
water line, or items stored on top of the refrigerator.
Water dripping on the defrost heater during a defrost cycle
may cause a sizzling sound.
As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to
the refrigerant flowing in your refrigerator.
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause a
popping noise.
You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the
condenser fan.
You may hear water running into the drain pan during the
defrost cycle.


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