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Troubleshooting - Kenmore 2225403 Use & Care Manual

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Try the solutions
hero first in order to avoid the
cost of an unnecessary
service call.
Your refrigerator
will not operate
Is the power cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3 prong
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker tripped?
the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
Is the Refrigerator
Control turned to the OFF position?
See the "Using the Control(s)" section.
Is the refrigerator
defrosting? Recheck to see if the
refrigerator is operating in 30 minutes. Your refrigerator will
regularly run an automatic defrost cycle.
The lights do not work
Is the power cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3 prong
Is a light bulb loose in the socket or burned out? See the
"Changing the Light Bulb(s)" section.
There is water in the defrost drain pan
Is the refrigerator defrosting?
The water will evaporate, it is
normal for water to drip into the defrost pan.
Is it more humid than normal? When it is humid, expect that
the water in the defrost pan will take longer to evaporate.
The motor seems to run too much
Is the room temperature
hotter than normal? The motor
will run longer under warm conditions. At normal room
your motor will run about 40% to 80% of the
time. Under warmer conditions,
it will run even more.
Has a large amount of food just been added to the
refrigerator?. Adding a large amount of food warms the
refrigerator. The motor normally will run longer to cool the
refrigerator back down.
Are the doors opened often? The motor will run longer
when this occurs. Conserve energy by getting all items out at
one time, keeping food organized, and closing the door as
soon as possible.
Is the control set correctly for the surrounding
conditions? See the "Using the Control(s)" section.
Are the doors closed completely? Close the doors firmly. If
they do not close completely, see "The doors will not close
later in this section.
Are the condenser
coils dirty? This prevents air transfer and
makes the motor work harder. Clean the condenser coils. See
the "Cleaning" section.
NOTE: Your new refrigerator will run longer than your old one due
to its high-efficiency
The rofrigerator
to make too much noise
The sounds may be normal for your refrigerator. See the
"Normal Sounds" section.
The ice maker is not producing
ice or not enough ice.
Has the ice maker just been installed? Wait 72 hours for full
ice production to begin. Once your refrigerator is cooled, the
ice maker should produce 70-120 cubes every 24 hours.
Is the freezer temperature
cold enough to produce ice?
Wait 24 hours after hook-up for ice production.
See the
"Using the Control(s)" section.
Is the wire shutoff arm in the OFF (arm up) position?
Lower the wire shutoff arm to the ON (arm down) position.
See the "Ice Maker" section.
Is the water line shutoff valve to the refrigerator turned
on? Turn on the water valve. See the "Water Supply
Does the ice maker mold have water in it or has no ice
been produced? Be sure your refrigerator has been
connected to a water supply and the supply shutoff valve is
turned on. See the "Water Supply Connection"
Is an ice cube jammed in the ejector arm? Remove the ice
from the ejector arm with a plastic utensil. See the "Ice
Maker" section.
Has a large amount of ice just been removed? Allow 24
hours for ice maker to produce more ice.
Is the control set correctly?
If too little ice is produced, see
the "Using the Control(s)" section.
Is there a water filter installed
on the refrigerator?. The
filter may be full or incorrectly installed. Depending on your
model, remove the water filter cartridge (see the "Interior
Water Filtration System" section). Operate the dispenser. If
the water flow increases noticeably, your filter is full and
needs to be replaced.
NOTE: If not due to any of the above, there may be a problem
with the water line. Call for service.
odor or gray color in the ice
Are the plumbing connections new, causing discolored or
ice? Discard the first few batches of ice.
Have the ice cubes been stored too long? Throw old ice
away and make a new supply.
Has food in the refrigerator been wrapped properly?
the "Refrigerator
Features" section.
Do the freezer and ice bin need to be cleaned? See the
"Cleaning" section.
Does the water contain minerals (such as sulfur)? A filter
may need to be installed to remove the minerals.
Is there a water filter installed
on the refrigerator?.
Gray or dark discoloration
in ice indicates that the water
filtration system needs additional flushing. Run additional
water through the water dispenser to flush the water filtration
system more thoroughly, at least 2 to 3 gal. (8 to 12 L) or 6 to
7 minutes initially. Discard discolored ice.
The water dispenser will not operate
Has the water system
not filled? The water system needs
to be filled the first time it is used. Use a sturdy container to
depress the water dispenser until water begins to flow.
Dispense and discard 2 to 3 gal. (8 to 12 L) of water. This will
take approximately
6 to 7 minutes and will help clear air from
the line. Additional flushing may be required in some
See the "Water Dispenser" section.


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