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Troubleshooting - Kenmore 2220693 Use & Care Manual

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Are the door gaskets not sealed all the way around?
TROUBLESHOOTING
contact
a technic,an
or o ther
0ua,fied
person.
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to avoid the
cost of an unnecessary service call.
NOTE: Your new refrigerator will run longer than your old one
due to its high-efficiency
motor.
The refrigerator
seems
to make too much noise
Your refrigerator
will not operate
Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded
3 prong outlet.
Has a household
fuse or circuit breaker tripped?
Replace
the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Is the refrigerator or freezer control turned to the OFF
position?
Refer to the "Setting or Using the Controls"
section.
Is the refrigerator defrosting? Recheck to see if the
refrigerator is operating in 30 minutes. Your refrigerator will
regularly run an automatic defrost cycle.
Is the refrigerator
not cooling? For models with digital
controls, turn the unit OFF then ON again to reset. See the
"Setting or Using the Controls" section, if this does not
correct the problem, call for service.
The lights do not work
The sounds may be normal for your refrigerator. See the
"Normal Sounds" section.
The ice maker is not producing
ice or not enough ice
Has the ice maker just been installed? Wait 72 hours for full
ice production to begin. Once your refrigerator is cooled, the
ice maker should produce 70 to 120 cubes every 24 hours.
Is the freezer temperature
cold enough to produce
ice?
Wait 24 hours after ice maker hook-up for ice production.
See
the "Setting or Using the Controls" section.
Is the ice maker wire shutoff arm in the OFF (arm up)
position (on some models)? Lower the wire shutoff arm to
the ON (arm down) position. See the "ice Maker and Storage
Bin/Bucket"
section.
Is the ice maker switch in the OFF (right) position (on
some models)?
Move ice maker switch to the ON (left)
position. See the "ice Maker and Storage Bin/Bucket"
section.
Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded
3 prong outlet.
Is a light bulb loose in the socket or burned out? See the
"Changing the Light Bulb(s)" section.
There is water in the defrost drain pan
Is the refrigerator defrosting? The water will evaporate, it is
normal for water to drip into the defrost pan.
Is it more humid than normal? When it is humid, expect that
the water in the defrost pan will take longer to evaporate.
The motor seems to run too much
Is the room temperature
hotter than normal? The motor
will run longer under warm conditions.
At normal room
temperatures,
expect your motor to run about 40% to 80% of
the time. Under warmer conditions,
it will run even more.
Has a large amount of food just been added to the
refrigerator?
Adding a large amount of food warms the
refrigerator. The motor normally will run longer to cool the
refrigerator back down.
Are the doors opened often? The motor will run longer
when this occurs. Conserve energy by getting all items out at
one time, keeping food organized, and closing the door as
soon as possible.
Are the controls not set correctly for the surrounding
conditions? Refer to the "Setting or Using the Controls"
section.
Is the water line shutoff valve to the refrigerator turned
on? Turn on the water valve. See the "Water Supply
Connection"
section.
Does the ice maker mold have water in it or has no ice
been produced?
Make sure your refrigerator has been
connected to a water supply and the supply shutoff valve is
turned on. See the "Water Supply Connection"
section.
Is an ice cube jammed in the ice maker ejector arm?
For models with an interior ice bin, remove the ice from the
ejector arm with a plastic utensil. For models with an ice
bucket located on the freezer door, access the ice maker by
depressing the ice sensor door on the upper left side of the
freezer interior. While depressing the sensor door, lift the ice
maker service door and remove the ice from the ejector with
a plastic utensil. See the "ice Maker and Storage Bin/Bucket"
section.
Has a large amount of ice just been removed? Allow 24
hours for ice maker to produce more ice.
Are the controls set correctly? See the "Setting or Using
the Controls" section.
Is there a water filter installed
on the refrigerator? The
filter may be clogged or installed incorrectly. Check the filter
installation instructions
to ensure that the filter was installed
correctly and is not clogged. If installation or clogging is not a
problem, call a technician or other qualified person.
NOTE: If not due to any of the above, there may be a problem
with the water line. Call for service.
Are the doors not closed completely? Close the doors
firmly. If they do not close completely, see "The doors will not
close completely"
later in this section.
Are the condenser coils dirty? This prevents air transfer and
makes the motor work harder. Clean the condenser coils.
Refer to the "Cleaning" section.
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