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Kenmore 253 Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Guia para su uso y cuidado
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179
Sears Canada,
M5B 2B8



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  • Page 1 ® Freezer Use & Care Guide Congelador Guia para su uso y cuidado Cong_lateur Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. WWW.S(_aI'S.COm Sears Canada, Inc.,Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8 2169_0200A (0403)
  • Page 2 (upright models), or the left exterior wall (chest models). Risk of child entrapment. Child entrapment and suffocation are Model Number: 253. not problems of the past, Junked or abandoned refrigerators or freezers 970. are still dangerous -- even if they will sit for "just a few days,"...
  • Page 3 ELECTRICAL INFORMATION These guidelines must be followed to ensure that FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY ON FREEZER safety mechanisms in the design of this freezer will operate properly. For one year from the date of purchase, when this freezer • Refer to the serial pfete for correct electrical rating. is operated and maintained according to the instructions The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a provided in this Owner's Guide, Sears will repair this freezer,...
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    CANADA --- LIMITED WARRANTY ® Freezers Sears Canada Inc., warrants every new Kenmore freezer to be free from defects in material or workmanship. What Sears will do, free of charge, in case of defect: The Sealed System (consisting of refrigerant,...
  • Page 5: Installation & Leveling

    ThisOwner's Guide provides s pecific operating i nstructions foryourmodel. U sethefreezer o nlyas instructed i nthis Owner's Guide, B efore starting the freezer, follow these important first steps. INSTALLATION • Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet. Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
  • Page 6: Setting Temperature Control

    DOOR REMOVAL (UPRIGHT MODELS) If door must be removed: t. Gently lay freezer on its back, on a rug or blanket. 2. Remove two base screws and base panel. Remove wire from clips on bottom of cabinet. (Figure 1) 3. Unplug connector by holding the cabinet connector in place, and pulling door connector out.
  • Page 7: Features And Functions

    Atarm Function Table NOTE:Your freezer may have some, or all of the YeEE_w _ E Steady Non.a[ O_Ta_on N_ne features listed below. Become familiar with these Fl,*hmg / N _ _t _em Replace wlth i_ew 9 w_t ba_y features, and their use and care. No _a_l_ condition N_ne SECURITY...
  • Page 8: Tilt-Out Shelf

    RAPID FREEZE Rapid freeze allows you to !ower your freezer's temperature to the lowest possible temperature by pushing the switch to ON. For maximum benefit, rapid freeze should be selected 24 hours before placing a large quantity of unfrozen food into the freezer. Food should then be spread throughout the freezer compartment to speed up the freezing process.
  • Page 9: Cleaning

    FLASH DEFROST (SOME MODELS) It is important to defrost and clean the freezer when P_to V= inch of frost has accumulated. Frost may tend to accumu- NOTE: The Temp Alarm shouid be turned off when freezer is late faster on the upper part of the freezer due to warm, being defrosted.
  • Page 10: Failures

    • On chest models with a defrost drain, p{ace a shallow CLEANING THE OUTSIDE pan or the Divider/Drain Pan (some models) beneath the Wash the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid deter- drain outlet (Figure 2). A Y2inch garden hose adapter gent.
  • Page 11: Troubleshooting

    TROUBLESHOOTING Beforecallingfor service,review this list.It maysaveyoutime andexpense. T his list includes common occurences that are not the resu{t of defective workmanship GUIDE materials in this appl{ance. PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION FREEZER DOES NOT RUN FPaezer does not run. • Freezer is plugged into a circuit * Use another circuit.
  • Page 12 PROBLEM CAUSE CORRECTION SOUND AND NOISE (Cont.) Popping or cracking sound • Meta_ parts undergo expansion • This is normal. Sound will _evel oft or disappear as when compressor comes on. and contraction, as in hot water freezer continues to run. pipes.
  • Page 13 SEARSMAINTENANCEAGREEMENT write them down, including the information listed below and mail to: Maintain the value of your Kenmore@ freezer with a Sears Maintenance Agreement. Sears freezers are designed, Sears Canada, Inc. Attn: Buyer Dept. 646 manufactured, and tested for years of dependable opera- 222 Jarvis Street tion.

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