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Kenmore 970-7090 Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
English / Français
Models/Modèles: 970-7090*
Kenmore Elite
French Door Bottom Freezer
Compartiments Superposés
* = Color number, le noméro de la couleur
P/N 242162900 (1106)
Sears Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3



  Summary of Contents for Kenmore 970-7090

  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien English / Français Models/Modèles: 970-7090* Kenmore Elite ® French Door Bottom Freezer Compartiments Superposés * = Color number, le noméro de la couleur P/N 242162900 (1106) Sears Canada Inc. Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Record Model/Serial Numbers Important Safety Instructions Please Read and Save these Instructions Safety Precautions This Use & Care Guide provides specific operating Do not attempt to install or operate your unit until you instructions for your model. Use your unit only as instructed have read the safety precautions in this manual.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safety Instructions (Continued) WARNING WARNING Please read all safety instructions before using your These guidelines must be followed to ensure that safety new appliance. mechanisms in this unit will operate properly. For Your Safety Electrical Information • Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable •...
  • Page 4: Warranty Information

    Warranty Information Kenmore Elite Limited Warranty When this appliance is installed, operated and maintained according to all supplied instructions, the following warranty coverage applies. To arrange for warranty service, ® call 1-800-4-MY-HOME (1-800-469-4663). • For one year from the date of purchase, free repair will be provided if any non- consumable part of this appliance fails due to defective materials or workmanship.
  • Page 5: Master Protection Agreements

    Master Protection Agreements Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Kenmore® product is designed and manufactured for years of dependable operation. But like all products, it may require preventive maintenance or repair from time to time. That’s when having a Master Protection Agreement can save you money and aggravation. The Master Protection Agreement also helps extend the life of your new product.
  • Page 6: Features At A Glance

    Features at a Glance *Features may vary according to model *Incandescent Light Ice Bin *Fresh Food Water Filter *LED Light Flipper Guide Ice Maker *Dairy Compartment *Air Filter Spill-Proof ® Shelves Flipper Mullion Spill-Proof ® Shelves Crisper Drawer Crisper Drawer Deli Drawer *Door Bin Adjustable Hinges...
  • Page 7: Installation

    Installation Required Tools You will need the following tools: Installation This Use & Care Guide provides general installation and operating instructions for your model. We recommend • Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, using a service or kitchen contracting professional to install proper air circulation, and plumbing and electrical your refrigerator.
  • Page 8 Installation (Continued) Leveling Freezer Drawer (if necessary) Most of these conditions can be met by raising or lowering the adjustable front rollers. To level the freezer drawer: To level the cabinet using the front rollers: 1. Check gasket seal around top, bottom, and sides of 1.
  • Page 9 Installation (Continued) To adjust the door stop: 5. Re-tighten screw. Door stop is adjustable between 85 to 145 degrees. NOTE View shown is looking up at the bottom of the refrigerator door. Re-tighten Screw 6. Ensure door stops in desired location before resuming normal use.
  • Page 10: Installation

    Installation (Continued) 4. Lift the door while adjusting the washer. To raise the To adjust the flipper mullion: door, rotate washer clockwise (when viewed from 1. Loosen the screw located on the flipper mullion the bottom). To lower door, rotate washer counter- hinge.
  • Page 11 Door Removal Instructions Getting Through Narrow Spaces To remove the refrigerator doors: 1. Trace lightly around the door’s top hinges with a If your refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area, pencil. This makes reinstallation easier. you can remove the doors. Check first by measuring the entrance.
  • Page 12: Door Removal

    Door Removal Instructions (Continued) Installing Freezer Drawer NOTE 1. With lower slides pulled out, hang drawer onto slide You will be pulling approximately three (3) feet of water brackets ensuring pins on each side are fully inserted tube from the back of the refrigerator. into slots on each side.
  • Page 13: Installing Door Handles

    Installing Door Handles Door Handle Mounting Instructions for Kenmore Elite® 1. Remove handles from carton and any other protective packaging. 2. Position fresh food handle end over upper and lower pre-installed shoulder bolts (A) that are fastened into door, ensuring the holes for the set screws are facing towards the opposite door. 3.
  • Page 14: Connecting The Water Supply

    Connecting the Water Supply To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve WARNING 1. Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source. 2. Place end of water supply line into sink or bucket. Turn To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or severe ON water supply and flush supply line until water is personal injury, disconnect the refrigerator from electrical clear.
  • Page 15: Controls

    Controls ice off Press and hold for three (3) seconds to turn air filter Touch to display filter status. Press and (Fresh Food the ice maker “ON” or “OFF”. The ice maker hold for three (3) seconds to reset after Ice Maker) is turned off when the LED above the “Ice filter change.
  • Page 16 Controls (Continued) Sabbath Mode Setting cooling temperatures 1. Down ( v ) and Up ( ^ ) indicators are located beside The Sabbath Mode is a feature that disables portions the displayed temperatures. of the refrigerator and its controls in accordance with 2.
  • Page 17: Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser

    Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser Priming the Water Supply System CAUTION For proper dispenser operation, recommended water supply pressure should fall between 30 psi and 100 psi. Excessive pressure may cause water filter to malfunction. IMPORTANT 1. Begin filling the tank by pressing and holding a drinking glass against the water dispenser paddle.
  • Page 18 Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser (Continued) Ice Maker/Dispenser Tips Remove and empty the ice bin if: • An extended power failure (one hour or longer) causes • If your refrigerator is not connected to a water supply ice cubes in the ice bin to melt and freeze together, or the water supply is turned off, turn off the ice maker jamming the dispenser mechanism.
  • Page 19: Storage Features

    Storage Features Crispers CAUTION Crisper drawers are designed for storing fruits, vegetables, and other fresh produce. To avoid injury from breakage, handle tempered glass shelves carefully. NOTE Features may vary according to model. Your refrigerator includes Spill-Proof glass shelves that are designed to catch and hold accidental spills.
  • Page 20: Deli Drawer

    Storage Features (Continued) Deli Drawer 6. Place bin liner into bin. Ideal for storage of deli meats and cheese. Accessories (varies by model) Dairy Compartment Use the dairy compartment, at the top of the fresh food compartment door, for short-term storage of cheese, Doors spreads, or butter.
  • Page 21 Storage Features (Continued) 2. Remove basket by pulling baskets out to their full Dividers Removal extension and lift out. Lift up on the front of the divider and pull out. Basket Removing Upper Basket Basket Divider Lift up on the rear of the lower divider and pull out. To reinstall upper basket, position basket onto the retainer clips making sure the front of the basket rests in the retainer clips on the stabilizer bar.
  • Page 22: Storing Food And Saving Energy

    Storing Food and Saving Energy Ideas for Storing Foods Ideas for Saving Energy Fresh Food Storage Installation • Keep the fresh food compartment between 34° F and • Locate the refrigerator in the coolest part of the room, 40° F with an optimum temperature of 37° F. out of direct sunlight, and away from heating ducts or registers.
  • Page 23: Normal Operating Sounds And Sights

    Normal Operating Sounds and Sights Understanding the Sounds You May Hear NOTE Your new, high-efficiency refrigerator may introduce Energy efficient foam in your refrigerator is not a sound unfamiliar sounds. These sounds normally indicate your insulator. refrigerator is operating correctly. Some surfaces on floors, walls, and kitchen cabinets may make these sounds more noticeable.
  • Page 24: Changing The Filter

    Changing the Filter Locating the Filters More about your Advanced Water Filter Your refrigerator is equipped with water filtering system. The Kenmorepure! ice and water filter system The water filter system filters all dispensed drinking water, is tested and certified to NSF/ANSI Standards as well as the water used to produce ice.
  • Page 25: Changing The Filter

    Changing the Filter (Continued) Air Filter (select models) Ordering Replacement Filters The air filter is located under the utility bin. Order new filters through the dealer where you bought your refrigerator. You may want to consider ordering extra Replacing your Kenmoreclean! Air Filter filters when you first install your refrigerator.
  • Page 26: Care & Cleaning

    Care & Cleaning Protecting Your Investment Keeping your refrigerator clean maintains its appearance and prevents odor build-up. Wipe up any spills immediately and clean the freezer and fresh food compartments at least twice a year. NOTE Do not use abrasive cleaners such as window sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes, concentrated detergents, bleaches, or cleansers containing petroleum products on plastic parts, interior doors, gaskets, or cabinet liners.
  • Page 27 Care & Cleaning (continued) Care and Cleaning Tips Part Cleaning Agents Tips and Precautions • Soap and water • Use two (2) tablespoons of baking soda in one (1) quart of warm water. Interior & Door Liners • Baking soda and • Be sure to wring excess water out of sponge or cloth before cleaning water around controls, light bulb or any electrical part.
  • Page 28: Care & Cleaning

    Care & Cleaning (continued) Replacing LED Lights (select models) To Replace Light Bulbs: 1. Unplug your refrigerator’s power cord. The fresh food compartments of your refrigerator may 2. Wear protective gloves. have LED lights. Always use Sears parts for replacement. 3.
  • Page 29: Before You Call

    Before You Call CONCERN POTENTIAL CAUSE COMMON SOLUTION AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER Ice maker is not mak- • Ice maker is turned off. • Turn on ice maker. For the fresh food ice maker, press ing any ice. and hold the “Ice Off” button for 4 seconds until the indicator turns off.
  • Page 30 Before You Call (continued) CONCERN POTENTIAL CAUSE COMMON SOLUTION ICE DISPENSER Dispenser will not • There is no ice in the bin to be • See the “Ice maker is not making any ice” section dispense ice. dispensed. above. • The refrigerator doors are not •...
  • Page 31: Before You Call

    Before You Call (continued) CONCERN POTENTIAL CAUSE COMMON SOLUTION DIGITAL TEMPERATURE DISPLAY Digital temperature • Electronic control system has • Call your Sears service representative, who can inter- displays are flashing. detected a performance prob- pret any messages or number codes flashing on the lem.
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