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Kenmore 253 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 R_frig_rateur
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179
Sears Canada,
Inc., Toronto,
M5B 2B8
240461304 (0206)



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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 R_frig_rateur Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien iiiiiiiiiiiiiii_iii Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto,...
  • Page 2 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 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 I. IMITED 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: !!ii_i i_!i ii_ili!i!_i!i_i!!i ¸ ii_ !_!i ili!iiii iiiiii_i iii!_ii_i!_!i!
  • Page 5 ThisOwner's Guide provides s pecific o perating instructions foryourmodel. U setherefrigerator onlyas instructed i nthisUse&CareManual. Beforestartingthe 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 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 100 psi. • A water supply line made of 1/_ inch (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.
  • Page 7 Tools Necessary: Phillips" head Disconnect water line coming from lower hinge of freezer door at connection located under front of freezer: Press outer ring against face of fitting, then pull to remove tube. Remove top hinge cover screw on freezer door and remove cover. Disconnect wiring harness connector plug at top hinge: place your thumbs on flat sides of each connector and bend both parts back and forth, then with firm grasp, pull both pieces apart.
  • Page 8 Freezer and Refrigerator SpillProof'" Controls Ice Cream g Shelf Water Filter Door Dairy Door Door Bin Wine Rack Door Bin Meat Keeper Small Items and Cover Door SpillProof _" Fixed Shelf Door Bin Door Egg Tray Small Special Item Rack Large Tall Bottle Retainer...
  • Page 9 COOL DOWNPERIOD Toensure safefoodstorage, allowtherefrigerator tooperate withthedoors closed foratleast8to 12hoursbefore loading itwithfood. REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER CONTROLS TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT • After 24 hours, adjust the controls as needed. Adjust temperatures gradually; move the knob in small increments, allowing the temperature to stabilize. •...
  • Page 10 TIP-UP SHELF (SOME MODELS) ATip-Up shelf in the freezer section allows tall items to be easily stored. CANTILEVER SHELF ADJUSTMENT Refrigerator shelves are easily adjusted to suit individual needs. Before adjusting the shelves, remove all food. Cantilever Glass Shelf Cantilever shelves are supported at the back of the refrigerator.
  • Page 11 TALL BOTTLE RETAINER (SOME MODELS) HUMIDITY CONTROL (SOME MODELS) The Tall Bottle Retainer keeps tall containers in the bin The Humidity Control, present on some models with from falling forward when opening or closing the crisper drawers, allows you to adjust the humidity within refrigerator door.
  • Page 12 Ice and Water Dispenser Panel (features may vary according to model) CUBE Press the CUBE Touch PadOto get cubed ice. A green light will appear above the Touch Pad. Press glass against ICE dispensing paddleOas far up as possible to catch all ice. CRUSH Press the CRUSH Touch PadQ to get crushed ice.
  • Page 13 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.
  • Page 14 CLEANING THE ICE DISPENSER Clean the dispenser and ice container at regular intervals, particularly before you take a vacation or move, or if the ice dispenser sticks. Do not use the Stop ice production by lifting the wire signal arm to the "up" or ice chute as a OFF position.
  • Page 15 The large o-ring that seals the filter system sets in the o-ring groove or contact the Sears PartsDirect at 1-800- down inside the cup. Should the o-ring fall out during filter cartridge 366-PART. It might be good to order some...
  • Page 16 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 17 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 18 Keep yourrefrigerator andfreezer c lean toprevent odorbuild-up. Wipeupanyspills immediately andclean bothsections atleast t wicea year.Neverusemetallic scouring pads, b rushes, abrasive cleaners o rstrong alkaline solutions o nany surface. Donotwashanyremovable p arts ina dishwasher. Always unplug the electrical power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning.
  • Page 19 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 wattage. Replace light cover, if necessary. Remember to plug the refrigerator back in. Refrigerator Light Replacement Crisper Light Replacement (Some Models)
  • Page 20 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 21 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. • See PROBLEM section OPENING/CLOSING Door is slightly open.
  • Page 22 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. Extra Ice should produce up to 8 pounds of ice every 24 hours.
  • Page 23 PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION WATER DISPENSER • Household water line valve is Dispenser will not • Open household water line valve. See PROBLEM section ICE MAKER IS NOT MAKING ANY ICE. dispense water. not open. • Freezer door is not closed. •...

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