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Kenmore Side by Side Refrigerator Use & Care Manual

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Side by Side Refrigerator
Use & Care Guide
Lado a Lado Refrigerador
Gufa para su uso y cuidado
C6te d C6te Rdfrigdrateur
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179
Sears Canada,
Inc., Toronto,
M5B 2B8
24_579600 (0304)


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  • Page 1 Side by Side Refrigerator Use & Care Guide Lado a Lado Refrigerador Gufa para su uso y cuidado Compartiments C6te d C6te Rdfrigdrateur Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto,...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Congratulations on your purchase of a new refrigerator! We here at Sears are very proud of our product and we are completely committed to providing you with the best FOR YOUR SAFETY service possible.Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. •...
  • Page 3: Warranty

    WARRANTY REFRIGERATOR For one year from the date of purchase, when this refrigerator is operated and maintained according to the instructions provided in this Owner's Guide, Sears will repair this refrigerator, free of charge, if defective in ELECTRICAL INFORMATION material orworkmanship.
  • Page 4: Canada - Limited Warranty

    Sears Canada Inc., warrants every new Kenmore refrigerator to be free from defects in material or workmanship. What Sears will do, free of charge, in case of defect: The Compressor TEN (10) YEARS TEN (10) YEARS FIVE (5) YEARS The Sealed System...
  • Page 5: Protection Agreements

    Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your Your purchase has added value because you can new Kenmore ®appliance is designed and depend on Sears HomeCentral ®for service. With over manufactured for years of dependable operation. But 2400 Service Technicians and access to over 900,000...
  • Page 6: Installation

    This Owner's Guide provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only as instructed in this Use & Care Manual. Before starting the refrigerator, follow these important first steps. LOCATION • Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet. Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
  • Page 7 Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need • BasicTools: adjustable wrench, flat-blade screwdriver, and Phillips screwdriver • Access to a household cold water line with water pressure between 20 and 100 psi. • A water supply line made of 1Ainch (6.4 mm) OD, copper tubing.To determine the length of copper tubing needed, you will need to measure the distance from the ice maker inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator to your cold water pipe.Then add approximately 7 feet (2.1 meters), so the refrigerator can be moved out for cleaning (as shown).
  • Page 8: Door Removal Instructions

    ToolsNecessary: Socket Wretch Set DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS: If it is necessary to move the refrigerator through narrow doorways, follow these steps to remove the doors. Disconnect electrical supply. Open both doors, then remove toe grille. Close doors. To Remove Refrigerator Door: Remove top hinge cover screw on refrigerator door and remove cover.
  • Page 9: Features At A Glance

    Freezer and Refrigerator SpillProof Shelf Door Bin -- , Door Ice Container Pizza Shelf Rack Meat Keeper Small Items and Cover Fixed Shelf Tilt Out Tray Small Special Item Large Retainer Large and Cover Door Bin Toe Grille Features may vary according to model...
  • Page 10: Temperature Controls

    COOL DOWN PERIOD To ensure safe food storage, allow the refrigerator to operate with the doors closed for at least 8 to 12 hours before loading it with food. REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER CONTROLS TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT • After 24 hours, adjust the controls as needed. Adjust temperatures gradually;...
  • Page 11: Looking Inside

    TIP-UP SHELF (SOME MODELS) ATip-Up shelf in the freezer section allows tall items to be easily stored. CANTILEVER SHELF ADJUSTMENT Cantilever Glass Shelf Refrigerator shelves are easily adjusted to suit individual needs. Before adjusting the shelves, remove all food. Cantilever shelves are supported at the back of the refrigerator.
  • Page 12 ADJUSTABLE DOOR BINS DOOR STORAGE Some models have adjustable door bins that can be Door bins and shelves are provided for convenient storage moved to suit individual needs. of jars, bottles, and cans. Frequently used items can be quickly selected. Tomove door bins Some models have door bins that can accommodate Lift bin straight up.
  • Page 13 CRISPERS (SOME MODELS) MEAT KEEPER (SOME MODELS) The crispers, located under the bottom refrigerator shelf, Some models are equipped with a Meat Keeper. Meat are designed for storing fruits, vegetables, and other fresh Keeper temperatures can be adjusted by sliding the Meat produce.
  • Page 14: Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser

    Ice and Water Dispenser Panel (features may vary according to model) POLAR To freeze food at a faster rate to preserve freshness, push the Touch Pad g for 3-5 seconds to activate this FREEZE feature.A green light will appear above the Touch Pad. Push the Touch Pac_'_gain for 3-5 seconds to deactivate.
  • Page 15 ICE AND WATER DISPENSER FEATURES The ice and water dispenser conveniently dispenses chilled water, and ice cubes or crushed ice, depending on the model. To operate the ice dispenser, select the ice option desired using the touchpad. Press a glass against the dispensing paddle as far up as possible to catch all ice.To stop dispensing ice, pull glass away from dispensing paddle.
  • Page 16 CLEANING THE ICE DISPENSER Clean the dispenser and ice container at regular intervals, particularly Do not use the ice chute as a handle when before you take a vacation or move, or if the ice dispenser sticks. removing or replacing the ice storage bin. Turn off ice production by pressing the ice maker's On/Off switch.
  • Page 17: Front Ice And Water Filter

    Order new filter cartridges through the dealer where you bought the refrigerator, or contact the Sears PartsDirect at 1-800- 366-PART. It might be good to order some filter cartridges when you first install your refrigerator.
  • Page 18: Food Storage & Energy Saving Tips

    FOOD STORAGE IDEAS Fresh Food Storage • The fresh food compartment should be kept between 34 ° F and 40 ° F with an optimum temperature of 37 ° F. • Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves.This reduces the circulation of air around the food and results in uneven cooling.
  • Page 19: Normal Operating Sounds & Sights

    UNDERSTANDING THE SOUNDS A. Evaporator HEAR The flow of refrigerant through the evaporator may create a boiling or gurgling sound. Your new high-efficiency refrigerator may make unfamiliar sounds.These are all normal sounds and soon will B. Evaporator become familiar to you. They also indicate your refrigerator You may hear air being forced through the refrigerator is operating as designed.
  • Page 20: Care & Cleaning

    Keep your refrigerator and freezer clean to prevent odor build-up. Wipe up any spills immediately and clean both sections at least twice a year. Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners or strong alkaline solutions on any surface. Do not wash any removable parts in a dishwasher. Always unplug the electrical power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning.
  • Page 21 REPLACING LIGHT BULBS Unplug refrigerator. Wear gloves as protection against possible broken glass. Remove light cover, if necessary. Unscrew and replace old bulb with an appliance bulb of the same type and wattage. Replace light cover, if necessary. Remember to plug the refrigerator back in. Refrigerator Light Replacement Crisper Light Replacement...
  • Page 22: Before You Call

    PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR • Freezer control is set to "O". Compressor does not run. • Set freezer control. See Temperature Controls section. • Refrigerator is in defrost cycle. • This is normal for a fully automatic defrost refrigerator. The defrost cycle occurs periodically, lasting about 30 minutes.
  • Page 23 PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION TEMPERA TURES ARE TOO WARM Freezer/Refrigerator • Doors are opened too • Warm air enters the refrigerator whenever the door is temperature is too warm. frequently or too long. opened. Open the door less often. • Door is slightly open. •...
  • Page 24 PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION AUTOMA TIC ICE MAKER (CONTINUED) Ice maker is not making • Ice maker is producing less ice • Ice maker should produce approximately 4 - 5 pounds enough ice. than you expect. of ice every 24 hours. Rapid Ice should produce up to 6 pounds of ice every 24 hours.
  • Page 25 PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION WATER DISPENSER Dispenser will not • Household water line valve is • Open household water line valve. See PROBLEM dispense water, not open. section ICE MAKER IS NOT MAKING ANY ICE. • Freezer door is not closed. •...

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