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Troubleshooting - Kenmore 253 Use & Care Manual

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ATTENTION
See
To Properly Install Your Refrigerator
See "Installation"
Section On Pages 5-6
OR
To Reverse The Doors
"Door Removal & Reversal" Section On Pages 7-8
Common
Occurrences
Refrigerator
does not run.
Freezer
temperature
too cold.
Refrigerator
temperature
is
satisfactory.
Refrigerator
temperature
too cold.
Freezer
temperature
is
satisfactory.
* Refrigerator is noisy or vibrates.
Odors in refrigerator.
Cabinet light not working.
Automatic
ice maker
not working.
(some
models)
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
defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.
Ensure plug is tightly pushed into electrical outlet.
Check/replace
fuse with a 15 amp time-delay
fuse.
Reset
circuit
breaker.
The temperature control is turned to "O".
Refrigerator may be in defrost cycle. Wait 20 minutes and check again.
Set freezer control to a warmer setting until freezer temperature
is
satisfactory. Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize.
Set refrigerator
control
to a warmer
setting.
Allow
24 hours
for
temperature
to stabilize. Then check freezer temperatures
and adjust
as needed.
The cabinet is not level.
Floor is weak.
Interior needs to be cleaned.
Foods that produce odors should be covered or wrapped.
Replace light bulb.
Ensure plug is tightly pushed into electrical outlet.
Light switch
may be stuck.
Push in light switch,
refrigerator control box, to release.
located
on the
Ensure the Wire Signal Arm is not in UP position.
Ice maker should produce 4 to 5 pounds of ice in a 24 hour period.
Water supply is turned off.
Water pressure is too low.
The freezer is not cold enough.
* See Normal Operating Sounds and Sights section on page 16.
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