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Kenmore 253 Use & Care Manual

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Top Mount
Use & Care Guide
Gufa para su uso y cuidado
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179
Sears Canada,
inc., Toronto, Ontario,
www, sea rs,com



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  • Page 1 Refrigerator Top Mount Use & Care Guide Conge_ador Superior Gufa para su uso y cuidado Compartiments Superposes Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. www, sea rs,com Sears Canada, inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada MSB 2B8...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

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

    Safety Mechanisms In This Refrigerator Will refrigerator is operated and maintained according to the Operate Properly. instructions provided in this Owner's Guide, Sears will repair this refrigerator, free of charge, if defective in ELECTRICAL INFORMATION material or workmanship, The refrigerator...
  • Page 4 Sears Canada Inc,, warrants every new Kenmore refrigerator to be free from defects in material or workmanship, What Sears wiii do, free of charge, in case of defect: Parts: At Sears opt onl Labor HOW tong warrantea. What is covered?
  • Page 5: Protection Agreements

    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 This Use & Cars Manual provides specific operating LEVEMNG instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only as All four corners of your refrigerator must rest firmly on a instructed in this Use & Cars Manual. Before starting solid floor, Your refrigerator is equipped with adjustable front refrigerator, follow these important first steps.
  • Page 7: Maker To Water Supply

    A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting the water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve, NOTE: A watei line kit is available through sears ietail ar Catalog Stores at additional CoSt, To Connect Water Supply...
  • Page 8: Temperature Controls

    Deer Removal and Reversal Instructions Tools Necessar pulm/ Knife Phi ios leaa Quadre> qeao AOIUSTQD Nronch Sot SCI@WQT V@I vyr@rlcr DOOR REMOVAL AND REVERSAL INSTRUCTIONS: NOTE: If your refrigerator is a stainless steel model reversing the Screws--_._ Hinge doors is no1 possible unless you order new doors from the factory The direction inwhichyourrefrigerator doors open canbe reversed by moving...
  • Page 9: Door Removal & Reversal

    Door Removal and Reversal Instructions (continued) NOTE: Some models have "pocket" handles, which are recessed into the sides of the door. On these models, only the hinges will need to be reversed, TO REMOVE FREEZER HANDLE: ,HandUes may be easier to reverse while doors are off,_ Remove two screws attaching handUeto bottom of freezer door, Swing bottom of handUeaway from the door and slide handUestraight up and off of dovetail button.
  • Page 10 iceTra_ Freezer Light _--Fixed Door Bin Freezer Shemf Freezer _-_Door Rack Controm Refrigerator Controm OemiDrawer Cove_ Oeii Drawer Half Shelf Snugger Wine Rack Door Bin Speciam totem Full Shelf Fixed Door Bin Crisper Crisper Door Rack Drawers Features may vary according to model...
  • Page 11 COOLDOWNPERIOD Toensure safe foodstorage, allowtherefrigerator tooperate withthedoors closed foratbast8 to12hours before loading it withfood, REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER CONTROLS NOTE: When first setting the controls or when changing a setting, wat 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize before making additional changes. TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT P_G)IT_m...
  • Page 12 Toavoid p er onaJ p,'ope ty damage, handle tempered glass shelves Carefully. Shelves may break suddenly nicked, scratched, er e×pQeed tQ sudden temperature change. SHELF ADJUSTMENT Refrigerator sheUves are easiUy adjusted to suit individual needs, Before adjusting the shelves, remove all food, To adjust sliding shelves:...
  • Page 13 DOOR STORAGE TALL BOTTLE RETAINER (SOME MODELS) Door bins, shelves, and racks are provided for convenient The Tall Bottle Retainer keeps tall containers in the bin from storage of jars, bottHes,and cans. FrequentHyused items can faHHng forward when opening or dosing the refrigerator door. be quickHyseHected.
  • Page 14 CRISPERS (SOME MODELS) DEU DRAWER (SOME MODELS) The crispers, located under the bottom refrigerator shelf, Some models are equipped with a Dell Drawer for storage are designed for storing fruits, vegetables, and other fresh of luncheon meats, spreads, cheeses, and other dell items, produce, Wash items in clear water and remove excess water before placing them in the crispers, items with strong odors or high moisture content should be wrapped before...
  • Page 15: Ice Service

    ce Service if your refrigerator nas an automatic ice maker, it wiHIpmqde a sufficienl suppiy of ce for normai use, During the initial startup of your refrigerator, however no ice wiil be produced during the first 24 hours of operation, Automatic ice makers are aiso optionai accessories that may be installed in most modeis at any time, Cali your iocai dealer for information The ice maker produces 2 to 5 pounds of ice every 24 hours depending on...
  • Page 16 FOOD STORAGE IDEAS Fresh Food Storage The fresh food compartment shouUd be kept between 34 ° F and 40 ° F with an optimum temperature of 37 ° R Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator sheUves,This reduces the circWation of air around the food and resWts in uneven cooling, Fruits and Vegetables Storage in the crisper drawers traps moisture to heUppreserve the fruit and vegetabUe quality for Uongertime periods,...
  • Page 17: Normal Operating Sounds & Sights

    Normal Operating SOunds & Sights UNDERSTANDING THE SOUNDS YOU MAY 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 aii normal sounds and soon wiii B°...
  • Page 18: Care & Cleaning

    Keep yourrefrigerator andfreezer c Uean toprevent odorbuild-up. WipeupanyspHUs immediateUy anddeanbothsections atUeast twiceayear. N everuseanytypeofscouring pads, b rushes, abrasive cleaners o rstrong aUkaHne soUutions onany surface. Donot washanyremovable partsina dishwasher. Always unplug the electrical power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning. When moving the refrigerator, pull straight out.
  • Page 19 Defrost buJbs, w ear gloves. REPLACmNG THE FREEZER LIGHT BULB (SOME MODELS) UnpUug refrigerator, Wear gUovesas protection against possiMe broken glass. Unsnap light shield as shown. Unscrew and replace old bulb with an appliance bulb of the same wattage. Nonremovable Defrost Water Pan (some models) Remember to pUugthe refrigerator back in.
  • Page 20 To Properly Instal! Your Refrigerator See "Installation" Section On Pages 6-7 To Reverse The Doors "Door Removal & Reversal" Section On Pages 8-9 Common Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of Occurrences defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.

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