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Side by Side Refrigerator
Use & Care Guide
Lado a Lado Refrigerador
Guia para su uso y cuidado
C6te _ C6te
Guide d'utiiisation et d'entretien
and Co., Hoffman
iL 60179
inc., Toronto,
M5B 2B8


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  • Page 1 ® Side by Side Refrigerator Use & Care Guide Lado a Lado Refrigerador Guia para su uso y cuidado Compartiments C6te _ C6te R_frig_rateur Guide d'utiiisation et d'entretien Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, iL 60179 U.S.A. www.sears.com Sears Canada, inc., Toronto,...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Co gratulations Congratulations on your purchase of a new refrigerator! We Please Read All instructions Before here at Sears are very proud of our product and we are UsingThis Refrigerator. completely committed to providing you with the best FOR YOUR SAFETY service possible.
  • Page 3: Safety

    Implied warranties, including warranties of merchant- ability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law. Sears shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Some states and provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of...
  • Page 4: Protection Agreements

    But like all The Master Protection Agreement also helps extend the life products, it may require service from time to time. The Sears of your new appliance. Here's what's included in the...
  • Page 5: 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 6 lftstEtilatiort - Connecting Ice Maker To Water Supply To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect the refrigerator from electrical power before connecting a water supply line to the refrigerator. To Avoid Property Damage: Copper tubing is recommended for the water supply line.Water supply tubing made of W' plastic is not recommended...
  • Page 7: Door Removal Instructions

    Door Removal instructions Tools Necessary 3/8" Hxod Wrench EDS neoc Before you start: 1 Make sure the electrica power cord is unolugged from the wall outlet. 2 Remove any food from the door shelves. 3 Close the doors. To remove the hinge cover: CoveF 1 Remove the three screws from the cover over the top door hinges.
  • Page 8: Features At A Glance

    Freezer and Refrigerator SpiliProof CAUTION: Controls g Shelf Do Not Remove net Behind ice Cream -Water Filter Dairy partrnent (Location varies by model) Corn Fixed Door Bin Corn partrnent Rack SpilISafe g Shelf Half item Rack Door Bin Meat Keeper Cover Large Fixed...
  • Page 9: Temperature Controls

    Tempera tureCon trois COOL DOWN PERIOD To ensure safe food storage, allow the refrigerator to operate with the doors closed for at least 6 hours before loading it with food. REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER CONTROLS NOTE: when changing Control settings, wait 24 hours befoie making additional adjustments, After 24 hours, adjust the controls as needed.
  • Page 10: Looking Inside

    OTHER CONTROL FEATURES NOTE: EaCh time you make settings on the control panel, single audib!e tone acknowledges your inpuL Cooling System On/Off Button TURNING THE COOLING SYSTEM ON AND OFF You can disable the cooling system in your refrigerator by pressing the On/Off button located on the left side of the temperature control panel.
  • Page 11 iCE CREAMSHELF (SOME M ODELS) Thisshelf a ttaches t othetopoftheicedispenser container. It allowsstorage of bothround andrectangular cartons of yourfavorite icecream. TIP=UPSHELF (SOME MODELS) A Tip-Up shelf in the freezer section allows tall items to be easily stored. To avoid personal injury or pr0perty Ice Cream Shelf damage, handle tempered...
  • Page 12 DELl DRAWER (SOME MODELS) TALL BOTTLE RETAINER (SOME MODELS) The Tall Bottle Retainer keeps tall containers in the bin Some models are equipped with a deli drawer for storage of from falling forward when opening or closing the luncheon meats, spreads, cheeses, and other deli items. refrigerator door.
  • Page 13: Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser

    Automatic Ice and Water Dispenser Using The Dispenser Your automatic ice & water dispenser includes a control panel a drinking glass bay, and two push-paddles for turning on the tce and water supplies. Using the dispenser control panel is necessary for the ice dispenser but not the water dispenser.
  • Page 14 iCE AND WATER DISPENSER FEATURES The iceand 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 15 Automatic Ice and Water Dispenser • If a large quantity of ice is needed at one time, it is best to remove cubes directly from the ice container. The following sounds are normal when the ice maker is operating: Motor running •...
  • Page 16: Rear Ice And Water Filter

    Should the o-ring fall out during filter cartridge or contact the Sears PartsDirect at 1-800- replacement, simply place it back in the groove prior to screwing the cup 366-PART.
  • Page 17: 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 ° R • Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves. This reduces the circulation of air around the food and results in uneven cooling.
  • Page 18: Normal Operating Sounds & Sights

    Normal Operating Sounds & Sights UNDERSTANDING THE SOUNDSYOU MAY HEAR A. Evaporator The flow of refrigerant through the evaporator may Your new high-efficiency refrigerator may make unfamiliar create a boiling or gurgling sound. sounds. Most often, these are all normal sounds that soon become familiar to you.
  • Page 19: Care & Cleaning

    Keep yourrefrigerator andfreezer c leantoprevent odorbuild-up. Wipeupanyspills immediately andcleanbothsections atleast t wicea year. N everuseanytypeofscouring pads, b rushes, abrasive cleaners o r strong alkaline solutions o n anysurface. Donot wash anyremovable partsina dishwasher. Always unplug the electrical power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning.
  • Page 20 woo, g,oves .hen r e,,a ,"g ,,gh. bulbs to avoid getting cut, REPLACING LIGHT BULBS Unplug refrigerator. Wear gloves as protection against possible broken glass and heat. Remove light cover, if necessary. Unscrew and replace old bulb with an appliance bulb of the same type and wattage.
  • Page 21: Before You Call

    Before You Call PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR Compressor does not run. • Cooling system is turned Off. • Turn cooling system On. 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 22 PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION TEMPERATURES 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 23 Be fore You Call (continued) PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION A UTOMA 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.
  • Page 24 Before You Call(continued) P.OB'E. 1 CAUSE 1 CO..EOT,O. WA TEn DISPENSER Household water line valve Dispenser will not • • 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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