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Water System Preparation; Normal Sounds; Refrigerator Use; Ensuring Proper Air Circulation - Kenmore 2220693 Use & Care Manual

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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. Move the
switch to the OFF (right) setting as shown. The ON/OFF
switch is located on the top right side of the freezer
If your model has a base grille filter system, 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.
2. Use a sturdy container to depress the water dispenser bar
until the water begins to flow. Flush the water system by
dispensing and discarding 2 to 3 gal. (8 to 12 L) of water.
Cleaning the system will take approximately
6 to 7 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.
3. Open the freezer door and turn on the ice maker by moving
the switch to the ON (left) setting. Please refer to the "Ice
Maker and Storage Bin/Bucket"
section for further
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.
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 product 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
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.
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.
In order to ensure proper temperatures,
you need to permit air to
flow between the two sections. Cold air enters the bottom of the
freezer section and moves up. It then enters the refrigerator
section through the top vent. Air then returns to the freezer as
Do not block any of these vents with food such as soda, cereal,
bread, etc. If the vents are blocked, airflow will be prevented and
the temperature
controls will not function properly.
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between both sections, any
odors formed in one section will transfer to the other. You must
thoroughly clean both sections to eliminate odors. To prevent
odor transfer from food, wrap or cover foods tightly.


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