LIGHTS DO NOT WORK
The power supply cord is unplugged.
Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet with proper voltage.
Light bulb is loose in the socket.
Either unplug the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit
breaker or fuse box. Gently remove the bulb and reinsert.
Then plug in refrigerator and reset the refrigerator control.
Light bulb has burned out.
Either unplug the refrigerator or turn off power at the
circuit breaker or fuse box. Replace with an appliance
bulb of the same wattage, size and shape available at
your local hardware store.
(See the LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT
MOTOR SEEMS TO RUN TOO MUCH
The refrigerator that was replaced was an older model.
Modern refrigerators with more storage space require
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. Under warmer conditions, expect it to run even more often.
The door is opened often or a large amount
of food has just been added.
Adding food and opening the door warms the refrigerator.
It is normal for the refrigerator to run longer in order to cool
the refrigerator back down. Adding a large amount of food
warms the refrigerator. See the FOOD STORAGE GUIDE
section. In order to conserve energy, try to get everything
you need out of the refrigerator at once; also keep food
organized so it is easy to find and close the door as soon
as the food is removed.
The refrigerator was recently plugged in and
The refrigerator will take up to 24 hours to cool
the refrigerator control was set correctly,
The refrigerator control is not set correctly for the
See the ADJUSTING CONTROL SETTINGS section
The doors are not closed completely.
Push the doors firmly shut. If they will not shut all the way, see
"Doors will not close completely" below.
The condenser coils are dirty.
This prevents air transfer and makes the motor work harder.
Clean the condenser coils. Refer to the CARE AND CLEANING
The refrigerator is not level.
See the REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION, LEVELING AND
DOOR ALIGNMENT section to level refrigerator.
Food packages are blocking the door open.
Rearrange food containers to clear door and door shelves.
The ice bin, crisper cover, pans, shelves, door bins
Push bins alJthe way in and put crisper cover, pans, shelves
or baskets are out of position,
and baskets into their correct positions. See the USING YOUR
The gaskets are sticking.
Clean gaskets and the surface that they touch. Rub a thin
coat of paraffin wax on the gaskets after cleaning.
The refrigerator wobbles or seems unstable.
Level the refrigerator. Refer to the LEVELING AND DOOR
The doors were removed during product installation
Remove and replace the doors according to the REMOVING
and not properly replaced.
AND REPLACING DOORS or REVERSING DOORS section,
or call a Sears or other qualified service technician.