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,
M5B 2B8


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  • Page 1 Top Mount Use & Care Guide Refrigerador Congelador Superior Gufa para su uso y cuidado Rdfrigdrateur Compartiments Superposds Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien iliiiiiiii Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8...
  • Page 2 Congratulations on your purchase of a new refrigerator! We _il In _f_re here at Sears are very proud of our product and we are _i _frig_ra_r. completely committed to providing you with the best FOR YOUR SAFETY service possible. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority.
  • Page 3 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 or workmanship.
  • Page 4 CANADA- LIMITED WARRANTY Refrigerators 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...
  • Page 5 This Use & Care Manualprovidesspecificoperating LEVELING instructions f or yourmodel.Usethe refrigerator onlyas All four corners of your refrigerator must rest firmly on a instructed i nthisUse&CareManual. Beforestartingthe solid floor. Your refrigerator is equipped with adjustable front refrigerator, followtheseimportant f irst steps. rollers to help level your unit.
  • Page 6 Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need • Basic Tools: adjustable wrench, flat-blade screwdriver, and Phillips screwdriver • Access to a household cold water line with water pressure between 20 and 120 psi. • A water supply line made of 1/_ inch (6.4 mm) OD, copper tubing or braided water line. 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.
  • Page 7 Tools Necessary: Phillips" head Quadrex head screwdriver Wench DOOR REMOVAL REVERSAL INSTRUCTIONS: Cabinet Hole Plugs Remove toe grille and top hinge cover. Remove top hinge with 3/8" hex driver and lift freezer door off of center hinge pin. Set door aside. Unscrew center hinge pin using adjustable wrench and save for reassembly.
  • Page 8 TO REMOVE FREEZER HANDLE: (Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.) Remove two screws attaching handle to bottom of freezer door. Swing bottom of handle away from the door and slide handle straight up and off of dovetail button. Remove screw and dovetail button and install on other side, moving hole plugs from corresponding holes to opposite side.
  • Page 9 Freezer Light Ice Maker Fixed Door Bin Ice Bucket Freezer Shelf Freezer Door Rack Control Refrigerator Control Dairy Door Dell Drawer Cover Tall Bottle Retainer Deli Drawer Half Shelf Snugger Wine Rack Door Bin Special Item Rack Full Shelf Fixed Door Bin Crisper Cover Crisper Door Rack...
  • Page 10 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 !iii!!iiiill ¸¸ _ _: __ TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT Recommended settir Warmer...
  • Page 11 SHELF ADJUSTMENT Refrigeratorshelves are easily adjustedto suit individualneeds. Beforeadjusting the shelves, remove all food. To adjust sliding shelves: Remove shelf by pulling forward to stop position. Liftfront edge up and pull out. Replace the shelf on any pair of rails by reversing this procedure. Sliding Wire Shelf To adjust cantilever shelves:...
  • Page 12 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, bottles, and cans. Frequently used items falling forward when opening or closing the refrigerator door.
  • Page 13 CRISPERS (SOME MODELS) DELl DRAWER (SOME MODELS) The crispers, located under the bottom refrigerator shelf, Some models are equipped with a Deli Drawer for storage of are designed for storing fruits, vegetables, and other fresh luncheon meats, spreads, cheeses, and other deli items. produce.
  • Page 14 If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, it will provide a sufficient supply of ice for normal use. During the initial startup of your refrigerator, however, no ice will be produced during the first 24 hours of operation. Automatic ice makers are also optional accessories that may be installed in most models at any time.
  • Page 15 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 16 UNDERSTANDING THE SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR A. Evaporator The flow of refrigerant through the evaporator may Your new high-efficiency refrigerator may make unfamiliar sounds. Don't be alarmed, these are all normal sounds. Hard create a boiling or gurgling sound. surfaces, such as vinyl or wood floors, walls, and kitchen B.
  • Page 17 Keep yourrefrigerator andfreezer c lean toprevent odorbuild-up. Wipeupanyspills immediately andclean bothsections a t leasttwicea year.Neverusemetallic scouring pads,brushes, a brasive cleaners or strongalkaline solutions on any surface. D onot washanyremovable p artsin a dishwasher. Always unplug the electrical power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning.
  • Page 18 REPLACING THE FREEZER LIGHT BULB (SOME MODELS) Unplug refrigerator. Wear gloves as protection against possible broken glass. Unsnap light shield as shown. Unscrew and replace old bulb with an appliance bulb of the same wattage. Replace light shield. Nonremovable Defrost Water Pan Remember to plug the refrigerator back in.
  • Page 19 ATTENTION To Properly Install Your Refrigerator See "Installation" Section On Pages 5-6 To Reverse The Doors "Door Removal & Reversal" Section On Pages 7-8 Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and Common expense. This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of Occurrences defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.

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