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Energy-Saving Tips; Care And Cleaning - Kenmore Sears 70141 Owner's Manual

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EnergyoSaving Tips
o Don't open the doors more often than necessary.
o Close the doors as soon as possible, particularly
in
hot, humid weather.
o Keep the Energy Saver Switch in the left position
unless moisture
forms on the cabinet in hat, humid
weather,
o Be sure the doors are closed tightly, Before leaving
the house or retiring
for the night, check to be sure
the doors haven't been left open accidentally,
o Store only those foods requiring
refrigeration
in
your refrigerator.
o Wipe moisture
from bottles and cartons before
putting them in the refrigerator,
o Keep foods covered to reduce moisture
buildup
inside the refrigeratoc
o If you turn the controls to the coldest position for
quick chilling
or freezing,
be sure to turn them back
to regular settings.
• Don't overcrowd
your refrigerator.
Overcrowding
can require extra electrical
energy to keep
everything
cool_
Care and Cleaning
Outside
The door handles
and trim
can be cleaned with
a cloth dampened
with a solution of mild liquid
dishwashing
detergent
and water
Dry with a soft
cloth, Don't wax handles or trim.
Keep the f_nish dean.
Wipe with a clean cloth
lightly dampened
with kitchen appliance
wax or
mild liquid dishwashing
detergent_ Dry and polish
with a clean, soft cloth_ Do not wipe the refrigerator
with a soiled dishwashing
cloth or wet towel They
may leave a residue that can harm the paint_ Do not
use scouring pads, powdered
cleaners,
bleach or
cleaners containing
bleach because these products
can scratch and weaken the paint finish°
Protect
the paint
finish.
The outside of the
refrigerator
has a high quality, baked-on
paint finish.
With proper care, it will stay new-looking
and rust-
free for years. Apply a coat of kitchen appliance
wax
when the refrigerator
is new and then at least twice
a year,
Inside
Clean the inside
of the fresh food and free=er
compartments
at least once a year. Unplug the
refrigerator
before cleaning,
If this is not practical,
wring excess moisture
out of sponge or cloth when
cleaning
around switches, lights or controls.
Use warm water and baking soda solution--about
a tablespoon
of baking soda to a quart of water_ This
both cleans and neutralizes
odors. Rinse thoroughly
with water and wipe dry.
Other parts of the refrigerator--including
door
gaskets, vegetable
drawers,
ice trays and all plastic
parts--can
be cleaned the same way_ Do not use
cleansing
powders or other abrasive cleaners_
To help prevent odors, leave an open box of baking
soda in the rear of the refrigerator,
on the top shell
Change the box every three months° Arropen
box of
baking soda in the freezer will absorb stale odors,
t
Do not wash any plastic parts from your
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I
refrigerator
in your
automatic
dishwasher.
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Behind Refrigerator
Care should be taken in moving your refrigerator
away from the wall. All types of floor coverings can
be damaged,
particularly
cushioned
coverings
and
those with embossed surfaces. Pull the refrigerator
straight
out and return it to position by pushing it
straight
in. Moving your refrigerator
in a side
direction
may result in damage
to your floor
covering or refrigerator.
Condenser
The condenser
is located behind the kiase grille°
For most efficient
operation,
you need to keep the
condenser
cleam Turn temperature
control to OFE
Remove the base grille
(see page 3)_ Sweep
away or vacuum dust
that is readily accessible
on condenser
coils, then
turn the control back on_
For best results, use a
brush specially
designed
Condenser
for this purpose_ tt is
available
at your Sears store or service center_ This
easy cleaning
operation
should be done at least
once
a year_
Storage Drawers
Drawers at the bottom of the fresh food compartment
will stop before coming all the way out of the
refrigerator
to help prevent contents from spilling
onto the floor. The drawers can be removed easily by
grasping
the sides and lifting up slightly
while
pulling past the "stop" Iocation_
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