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Kenmore 253.6152 Series Use & Care Manual page 22

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PROBLEM
i
CAUSE
RUNNING
OF REFRIGERATOR
(continued)
Refrigerator
runs too
° Room or outside weather is hot.
much or too long.
i
CORRECTION
° Refrigerator
has recently
been
disconnected
for a period
of time.
° Automatic
Icemaker
is operating.
° Doors
are opened
too frequently
or too long.
° Fresh Food/freezer
door
may
be
slightly
open.
Fresh Food/freezer
gasket is dirty,
worn, cracked, or poorly fitted.
° It is normal for the refrigerator
to work longer under
these conditions.
• It takes 8-12 hours for the refrigerator
to cool down
completely.
• Icemaker operation causes refrigerator to run slightly more.
° Warm
air
entering
the
refrigerator causes it to run
more. Open doors Jessoften.
° Ensure refrigerator
is level. Keep food and containers
from blocking
door. See PROBLEM column
OPENING/CLOSING
OF DOORS/DRAWERS.
° Clean or change gasket. Leaks in door seal will cause
refrigerator
to run longer in order to maintain
desired
temperatures.
° This is normal. Refrigerator
goes on and off to keep
temperature
constant.
Compressor
goes
off: and
° Thermostat
keeps the refrigerator
on frequently,
at a constant
temperature.
TEMPERATURES
ARE
TOO
COLD
Freezer
temperature
° Freezer
control
is set too cold.
° Set freezer
control
to a warmer
setting.
Allow
24 hours
too cold.
Fresh Food
for temperature
to stabilize.
temperature
is satisfactory.
Fresh Food temperature
° Fresh Food
control
is set too cold.
• Set fresh
food
control
to a warmer
setting.
Allow
24
too cold.
Freezer
hours for temperature
to stabilize.
temperature
is satisfactory.
Food
stored
in drawers
° Fresh Food
control
is set too cold.
• See solution
above.
freezes.
TEMPERATURES
ARE TOO
WARM
Freezer/Fresh
Food
°
Doors
are opened
too frequently
• Warm
air enters
the refrigerator
whenever
the door
is
temperature
is too warm.
or too long.
opened.
Open
the door
less often.
° Door
is slightly
open.
" See PROBLEM
column
OPENING/CLOSING
OF
DOORS/DRAWERS.
Freezer
temperature
is
° Freezer
control
is set too warm.
° Set freezer
control
to a colder
setting.
Allow
24 hours
too warm.
Fresh Food
for temperature
to stabilize.
temperature
is satisfactory.
Fresh Food temperature
• Fresh Food
control
is set too
• Set Fresh Food control
to a colder
setting.
Allow
24
is too warm.
Freezer
warm.
hours for temperature
to stabilize.
temperature
is satisfactory.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST
iNSiDE
REFRIGERATOR
Moisture
collects
on inside
of refrigerator
walls.
° Weather
is hot and humid.
° Door is slightly open.
° Door is opened
too often or too long.
" Open
containers.
° The rate of frost buildup and internal sweating increases.
° See PROBLEM column OPENING/CLOSING
OF
DOORS/DRAWERS.
° Open door less often.
• Keep containers covered.
Water
collects
on bottom
° Vegetables
contain and give off
*
It is not unusual to have moisture on the bottom
side of drawer
cover,
moisture,
side of the cover.
Move humidity control (some models) to lower setting.
Water
collects
in bottom
Washed
vegetables
and fruit
Dry items before
puffing them in the drawer.
of drawer,
drain while in the drawer.
Wafer
collecting
in bottom
of drawer
is normal.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST
OUTSIDE
REFRIGERATOR
Weather
is humid.
Door is slightly open, causing
cold air from inside refrigerator
to meet warm air from outside.
Moisture
collects
on
outside of refrigerator
or
between
doors.
*
This is normal
in humid weather.
When humidity
is lower, the moisture should disappear.
See PROBLEM column OPENING/CLOSING
OF
DOORS/DRAWERS.
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