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First Steps - Kenmore 253.6152 Series Use & Care Manual

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First Steps
This Owner's Guide provides specific operating instructionsfor
your model. Use the unit only as instructed in this Owner's Guide.
Before starting the appliance, follow these important first steps.
Installation
°
Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet. Do
Not use an extension cord or an adapter
plug.
*
If possible, place the refrigerator
out of direct sunlight and
away from the range, dishwasher or other heat sources.
°
The refrigerator
must be installed on a floor that is level
and strong enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator.
°
Consider
water supply availability
for models
equipped
with an automatic
icemaker.
_
CAUTION
DO NOT install the refrigerator
where
the temperature
will drop below
55°F (13°C) or rise above |IO°F (43°C).
The compressor
will not be able to maintain
proper
temperatures
inside the refrigerator.
DO NOT block the foe grille
on the lower front of your
refrigerator.
Sufficient air circulation
is essenflal for the
proper operation
of your
refrigerator.
Door Opening
Your refrigerator
should
be
positioned
to allow easy access
to a counter when removing
food. To make this possible,
the direction
in which the doors open can be reversed. See
Door Removal & Reversal Instructions.
NOTE
If your refrigerator
is placed
with the door hinge side
against
a wall, you may have to allow additional
space
so the door can be opened wider.
Leveling
All four corners of your refrigerator
must rest firmly on a
solid fioon Your refrigerator
is equipped
with adjustable
front rollers or front leveling
screws to help level your unit.
To Level Your Refrigerator:
1.
Remove toe grille.
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2. Use fiat-blade .
screwdriver
or 3/8
socket
wrench
to
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adjustableadjust
front wrench
rollers, to U se
adjust leveling
screws.
IMPORTANT
If you install your refrigerator
in a garage
or other
unheated
area, you may experience
freezer temperature
problems
during
the winter
months when temperatures
dip below 55 ° F.
Upgrading
your refrigerator
with a Garage
Kit will lower
the minimum
operating
temperature
of your unit to 34°F.
This kit can be ordered
through
Sears stores or Sears
Parts & Repair at an additional
cost.
Installation
Clearances
°
Allow the following clearances for ease of installation,proper
air circulation, and plumbing and electrical connections:
Sides & Top
3/8"
Back
1"
NOTE
Raise the front of the refrigerator
enough so the doors
close freely when opened halfway.
The refrigerator
should slope 1/4" to 1/2" from front to back. Then level the
refrigerator
from side to side.
Adjustable
Front Roller
(some
models)
Raise
Stationary
Front Roller
with
Leveling
Screw
(some
models)
NOTE
If you see black coils/tubing
on the back of your
refrigerator
(air-cooled
condenser)
leave 3" clearance
at
top of refrigerator.
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