Kenmore 795.6500 Series Use & Care Manual

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BOTTOM FREEZER REFRIGERATOR
CONGELADOR
INFERIOR REFRIGERADOR
CONGI_LATEUR INFI_RIEUR RI_FRIGI_RATEUR
Models / Modelos / ModUles
795.6500-$, 6501-$, 6520-$, 6521-$, 7500-$, 7501-$, 7508-$, 7509-$, 7520-$, 7521-$, 7528-$, 7529-$
÷= color number / n_mero de color / num6ro de couleur
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3828JLS024B
Sears,
Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
Estates,
IL 60179
U.S.A.
www.sears.com
Printed
in Mexico

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  • Page 1 BOTTOM FREEZER REFRIGERATOR CONGELADOR INFERIOR REFRIGERADOR CONGI_LATEUR INFI_RIEUR RI_FRIGI_RATEUR Models / Modelos / ModUles 795.6500-$, 6501-$, 6520-$, 6521-$, 7500-$, 7501-$, 7508-$, 7509-$, 7520-$, 7521-$, 7528-$, 7529-$ ÷= color number / n_mero de color / num6ro de couleur 3828JLS024B Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Crisper Humidity Control Crisper with Tilt-out Feature BOTTOM FREEZER REFRIGERATOR KENMORE AND KENMORE ELITE REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY tONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON REFRIGERATOR For one year from the date of purchase, when this refrigerator is operated and maintained according to the instructions supplied with it, Sears will repair this refrigerator, free of charge, if defective in material or workmanship.
  • Page 3: Protection Agreements

    Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Some limitations and exclusions apply. Kenmore ® product is designed and manufactured for years For prices and additional information call of dependable operation. But like all products, it may 1-800-827-6655. require preventive maintenance or repair from time to time.
  • Page 4: Safety Instructions

    Thisguidecontains manyimportant safetymessages. Always readandobeyallsafetymessages. Thisis thesafetyalertsymbol. I t alertsyoutosafetymessages t hatinform you ofhazards thatcankillor hurtyouor others, o r causedamage to theproduct. Allsafetymessages w ill bepreceded b y thesafety alertsymbol a ndthehazard signal w ordDANGER, WARNING, CAUTION. Thesewords mean: Youwill bekilledor seriously injured if youdon'tfollowinstructions. Youcan bekilledor seriously injured ifyoudon'tfollowinstructions.
  • Page 5: Grounding Requirements

    BEFORE YOU THROW AWAY Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR dangerous...even if they will sit for just a few days. If OR FREEZER you are getting rid of your old refrigerator, please follow the instructions at right to help prevent accidents.
  • Page 6: Parts And Features

    I_ Freezer Drawer Model Use this section to become more familiar with the parts and features, Page references are included for your convenience. NOTE: This guide covers several different models.The refrigerator you have purchased may have some or all of the items listed below. The locations of the features shown below may not match your model.
  • Page 7: Parts And Features

    I_ Swing Out Freezer Door Model Use this section to become more familiar with the parts and features. Page references are included for your convenience. NOTE: This guide covers several different models.The refrigerator you have purchased may have some or all of the items listed below. The locations of the features shown below may not match your model.
  • Page 8: Refrigerator Installation

    INSTALLATION Avoid placing the unit near heat sources, direct sunlight or moisture. Excessive Weight Hazard To avoid vibration, the unit must be level. If required, Use two or more people to move and install adjust the leveling screws to compensate for refrigerator.
  • Page 9: Removing, Reversing And Replacing

    For drawer type models REMOVING, REVERSING AND REPLACING REFRIGERATOR DOORS TOOLS NEEDED: 10mm hex-head socket wrench, No. 2 Phillips screwdriver, flat tip screwdriver, 10mm open-end wrench, flat 2-inch putty knife. IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator OFF and unplug it. Remove food and any adjustable door or utility bins from doors.
  • Page 10 2. Removing Refrigerator Handle NOTE: To assist in installing the handle on the right side, place a small piece of masking tape near the top of the handle before removing. • Grasp the handle tightly with both hands and slide the handle up (1)(this may require some force).
  • Page 11 3. Installing Refrigerator Door • Install the middle hinge (1) on the opposite side with the screws (2), and the screw (3). • Install the door (4) so that it fits onto the middle hinge pin (5). • Install the top hinge (6) with screws. •...
  • Page 12 HOW TO REMOVE AND INSTALL THE 2. Installing Pullout Drawer PULLOUT DRAWER • Pull both rail (1) out to full extension. IMPORTANT: To avoid possible injury, product or property damage, you will need two people to perform the following instructions. 1.
  • Page 13 For swing type models REMOVING, REVERSING AND REPLACING REFRIGERATOR DOORS TOOLS NEEDED: 10mm hex-head socket wrench, No. 2 Phillips screwdriver, flat tip screwdriver, 10mm open-end wrench, flat 2-inch putty knife. IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator OFF and unplug it. Remove food and any adjustable door or utility bins from doors.
  • Page 14 4. Removing and Attaching Freezer Handle • Remove the cap (1) and the 2 caps (2) using a flat tip screwdriver. • Loosen the 2 screws (3), take off the handle (4), and install it on the right. • Attach the caps, (1) and (2) you removed earlier. 5.
  • Page 15: Leveling And Dooralignment

    LEVELING AND DOOR ALIGNMENT Door Alignment If the space between your doors is uneven, follow the Door Closing instructions below to align the doors: Your refrigerator has two front leveling screws--one 1. Pry off the top hinge cover. the right and one on the left. If your refrigerator seems unsteady or you want the doors to close easier, adjust the 2.
  • Page 16: Using Your Refrigerator

    ENSURING PROPER AIR CIRCULATION SETTING THE CONTROLS In order to ensure proper temperatures, air must flow • Your refrigerator has two controls that let you regulate between the refrigerator and freezer sections. As shown the temperature in the freezer and refrigerator in the illustration below, air enters at top of freezer and compartments.
  • Page 17: Adjusting Control Settings

    ADJUSTING CONTROL SETTINGS FOOD STORAGE GUIDE Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before Storing Fresh Food adding food. It is best to wait 24 hours before you put Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and food into the refrigerator.
  • Page 18: Storing Frozen Food

    STORING FROZEN FOOD Freezing NOTE: For further information about preparing food for freezing or food storage times, check a freezer guide or a reliable cookbook. Packaging Your freezer will not quick-freeze any large quantity of Successful freezing depends on correct packaging. When food.
  • Page 19: Refrigerator Shelves

    REFRIGERATOR SECTION NOTE: Make sure that shelves are level from one side to the other. Failure to do so may result in the shelf falling or spilling food. REFRIGERATOR SHELVES The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to meet your individual storage needs. Your model may have glass or wire shelves.
  • Page 20: Snack Pan

    SNACK PAN CRISPER WITH TILT-OUT FEATURE Tilt-Out Compartment While holding the snack pan with one hand, pull it forward slightly. Lift slightly and pull it out. The tilt-out compartment on the front of the crisper is for items stored best in low humidity such as apples and oranges.
  • Page 21: Crisper Coverwith Lattice On Inner Surface

    CRISPER COVERWITH LATTICE ON INNER DOOR RACKS SURFACE The door racks may be removed for easier cleaning, To remove cover frame: Snap-on Door Racks To remove the racks: 1. Remove both crisper drawers. 1. Remove all items in the door racks. 2.
  • Page 22: Dairy Corner

    DAIRY CORNER ICE BIN 1. To remove Ice bin, pull it out as far as it comes. 1. To remove the dairy Bin, simply lift it and pull straight Tilt up the front of the ice bin and pull straight out. out.
  • Page 23: Durabase Divider

    DURABASE DiViDER GLIDE=OUT DRAWER BASKETS (On some models) The Durabase divider allows you to organize the Durabase area into sections. 1. To remove, lift basket up, and pull straight out. 2. To Install, pull both rails out to full extension. 1.
  • Page 24: Care And Cleaning

    PLASTIC PARTS (covers and panels) Do not use window sprays, abrasive cleansers, or flammable fluids. These can scratch or damage the material. CONDENSER COILS Remove grille base. (See the grille base section on page 8.) Explosion Hazard Use a vacuum cleaner with an extended attachment to clean condenser coils.
  • Page 25: Power Interruptions

    WHEN YOU GO ON VACATION To change the freezer light: 1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. if you choose to leave the refrigerator on while you are away, follow these steps to prepare your refrigerator 2. Reach behind light shield to remove bulb. before you leave.
  • Page 26: About The Automatic Icemaker

    If ice is not used frequently, old ice cubes will become (Some models) cloudy, taste stale, and shrink. NOTE: If the cube size is smaller or larger than you expected, you can regulate the size with the cube size button. Personal Injury Hazard Every time you press the cube size button, the indicator Avoid contact with the moving parts of the ejector...
  • Page 27: Connecting The Water Line

    BEFORE YOU BEGIN Two 1/4" outer diameter compression nuts and This water line installation is not warranted by the 2 ferrules (sleeves) to refrigerator or icemaker manufacturer. Follow these connect the copper tubing to instructions carefully to minimize the risk of expensive the shutoff valve and the water damage.
  • Page 28 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 7. CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE VALVE (CONTINUED) Place the compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for copper tubing onto the end of the tubing and 4. FASTEN THE SHUTOFF VALVE connect it to the shutoff valve. Make sure the tubing is fully inserted into the valve.
  • Page 29 CONNECT THE TUBING TO THE 11. PLUG IN THE REFRIGERATOR REFRIGERATOR Arrange the coil of tubing so ,._ _ NOTES: that it does not vibrate against the back of the refrigerator or • Before making the connection to the refrigerator, be against the wall.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting Guide

    • The defrost timer will click when the automatic defrost UNDERSTANDING SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR cycle begins and ends. The thermostat control (or Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one refrigerator control, depending on the model) will also didn't make.
  • Page 31 COMPRESSOR MOTOR SEEMS TO RUN TOO MUCH Check if... Then... The refrigerator that was replaced was an Modern refrigerators with more storage space require older model, more operating time. The room temperature is hotter than normal. The motor will run longer under warm conditions. At normal room temperatures, expect your motor to run about 40% to 80% of the time.
  • Page 32 ICE HAS OFF-TASTE OR ODOR Check if... Then... The icemaker was recently installed. Discard first few batches of ice to avoid discolored or off-flavored ice. The ice has been stored for too long. Throw away old ice and make new supply. The food has not been wrapped tightly in Rewrap foods since odors may migrate to the ice if food either compartment,...
  • Page 33 TEMPERATURE IS TOO WARM OR THERE IS INTERIOR MOISTURE BUILDUP Check if... Then... The air vents are blocked. Cold air circulates Locate air vents by using your hand to sense airflow and from the freezer to the fresh food section and move all packages that block vents and restrict airflow.