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Kenmore 795.6800 Series Use & Care Manual

Top mount refrigerator


Use & Care Guide
Models 795.6800*, 795.6803*, 795.7800*, 795.7803*
Top Mount Refrigerator
= color number
P/N MFL67527902
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.


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  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide English Models 795.6800*, 795.6803*, 795.7800*, 795.7803* Kenmore ® Top Mount Refrigerator = color number P/N MFL67527902 Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. ®...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Warranty Care and Cleaning ........25-26 ................Protection Agreements Connecting the Water Line ...... 27-29 ..........Important Safety Instructions Troubleshooting Guide ......30-35 ......Electrical & Grounding Requirements Service ..........Back Cover ....Parts and Features ............Refrigerator Installation ......
  • Page 3: Warranty

    REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY ® Kenmore One Year Limited Warranty When installed, operated and maintained according to all supplied instructions, if this appliance fails due to a defect in material and workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY- HOME®...
  • Page 4: Protection Agreements

    Master Protection Agreements • Power surge protection against electrical damage due to power fluctuations. Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Kenmore ® product is designed and manufactured for • $250 Food Loss Protection annually for any food years of dependable operation. But like all products,...
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS This guide contains many important safety messages. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. It alerts you to safety messages that inform you of hazards that can kill or hurt you or others, or cause damage to the product.
  • Page 6 WARNING • Before replacing a burned-out or broken light bulb, • DO NOT touch the automatic ice making mechanism while the refrigerator is plugged in. unplug the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker or fuse box in order to avoid contact with a live • DO NOT refreeze frozen foods which have thawed wire filament. (A burned-out light bulb may break when completely.
  • Page 7: Electrical & Grounding Requirements

    CFC DISPOSAL Your old refrigerator may have a cooling system that used If you are throwing away your old refrigerator, make sure CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons). CFCs are believed to harm the CFC refrigerant is removed for proper disposal by a stratospheric ozone. qualified technician. If you intentionally release this CFC refrigerant, you may be subject to fines and imprisonment under provisions of environmental legislation. ELECTRICAL &...
  • Page 8: Parts And Features

    PARTS AND FEATURES Use this page to become more familiar with the parts and features of your refrigerator. Page references are included for your convenience. NOTE: This guide covers several models. The refrigerator you have purchased may have some or all of the items listed below.
  • Page 9: Refrigerator Installation

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION WARNING WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard: Excessive Weight Hazard: Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the Use two or more people to move and install the refrigerator for cleaning or service, be sure to protect refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back or the floor. Always pull the refrigerator straight out when other injury.
  • Page 10: Installation

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION PRIOR TO USE INSTALLATION The refrigerator should always be plugged into its own 1. Clean your refrigerator thoroughly and wipe individual properly grounded electrical outlet rated for dust that accumulated during shipping. 115 Volts, 60 Hz, AC only, and fused at 15 or 20 amperes. This provides the best performance and also prevents 2.
  • Page 11: Removing And Replacing The Doors

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION REMOVING AND REPLACING THE DOORS WARNING WARNING Electrical Shock Hazard • Disconnect the electrical supply to the refrigerator Excessive Weight Hazard: before installing. Failure to do so could result in serious injury or death. Use two or more people to remove and install the refrigerator doors.
  • Page 12 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION REPLACING THE REFRIGERATOR DOOR REPLACING THE FREEZER DOOR Lower the door onto the bottom hinge pin. Set the freezer door onto the Middle Hinge pin. Place the hinge pin of the middle hinge bracket inside of the hinge pin insert on top of the door. Hold the door in place and line the middle hinge bracket with the holes in the refrigerator housing.
  • Page 13: Reversing The Doors

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION REVERSING THE DOORS Loosen the handle mounting fastener with a ¼” hex wrench. WARNING ELECTRICAL SHOCK HAZARD Fastener power at the circuit breaker or fuse box. Failure to do so could result in death or serious injury. CAUTION Remove food and any Adjustable Shelves or Door Bins from doors.
  • Page 14 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION Using 10mm or 13 / 32 inch socket wrench, remove the three bolts and lift off the top hinge. Set parts aside. Top Hinge Pry off the cover on the top left side of the refrigerator to uncover the screw holes. Set the freezer door and top hinge parts to the side and remove the refrigerator door. Slightly lift up the refrigerator door and remove it. Cover (on top of refrigerator)
  • Page 15 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION Loosen the handle mounting fastener with a ¼” hex wrench. Fastener Unscrew the plug button with your fingers by rotating it Loosen and remove the two bolts and use the Phillips head counterclockwise; it will loosen and fall free. screwdriver to remove the Middle Hinge Bracket from the refrigerator housing. Set parts aside. Plug button Install the plug button on the left side and install the...
  • Page 16 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION Using a 13 / 32 ’’ socket wrench with a 2-Inch extension Take out the Hinge Pin Insert and move the Bracket to the and screwdriver, loosen the two bolts and one screw, and other side of the door, keeping the same orientation. remove the Bottom Hinge from right side of the housing.
  • Page 17 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION Insert the Decorative Screw into the outer hole on the right Rotate the handles. The freezer handle will move to the side of the housing. Attach cover on the right side. Cover refrigerator door, and the refrigerator handle will move to is force-fitted.
  • Page 18 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION Install the refrigerator handle by adjusting the handle After switching the doors, make sure that the corners footprints to fit the mounting fasteners. Tighten the set of the Door Gaskets are not folded over. To ensure a screws with a 3/32” hex wrench. good seal, apply a small amount of silicon grease on the corners of gaskets.
  • Page 19: Leveling

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION LEVELING DOOR ALIGNMENT To avoid vibration, the unit must be leveled. If necessary, If the space between your doors is uneven, follow the adjust the leveling legs to compensate for unevenness of instructions below to align the doors. the floor. The front should be slightly higher than the rear 1. Gently pry off the refrigerator door Top Hinge Cover to aid in door closing.
  • Page 20: Using Your Refrigerator

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR SETTING THE CONTROLS FREEZER CONTROL Turn the temperature dial up or down to adjust the AIRFLOW temperature. Turn the dial up for a colder temperature or down for a In order to ensure proper temperatures, air must warmer temperature.
  • Page 21: Food Storage Guide

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR FOOD STORAGE GUIDE STORING FROZEN FOOD Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and NOTE: Check a freezer guide or a reliable cookbook moisture-proof material unless otherwise noted. This for further information about preparing food for prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout the freezing or food storage times.
  • Page 22: Automatic Icemaker

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER (on some models) WARNING The icemaker will produce approximately 100-130 cubes in a 24-hour period, depending on freezer compartment Personal Injury Hazard temperature, room temperature, number of door openings DO NOT place fingers or hands on the automatic ice and other operating conditions. making mechanism while the refrigerator is plugged in. • It takes about 12 to 24 hours for a newly installed refrigerator to begin making ice.
  • Page 23: Refrigerator Shelves

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR REFRIGERATOR SHELVES PANTRY DRAWER (on some models) The glass shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to To remove the Pantry Drawer: meet your individual storage needs. Remove the door bins before removing or replacing the Adjusting the shelves to heights of items will pantry drawer make...
  • Page 24: Humidity Controlled Crisper

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR HUMIDITY CONTROLLED CRISPERS To remove the crisper cover: 1. Remove both crisper drawers. The crispers provide fresher tasting fruit and vegetables by letting you easily control humidity inside the drawer. 2. Remove the crisper glass. You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture- 3.
  • Page 25: Care And Cleaning

    CARE AND CLEANING INSIDE WALLS (allow freezer to warm up so WARNING the cloth will not stick) To help remove odors, you can wash the inside of the refrigerator with a mixture of baking soda and warm water. Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 quart of water (26 g soda to 1 liter water.) Be sure the baking soda is completely dissolved so it does not scratch the surfaces of the refrigerator.
  • Page 26 CARE AND CLEANING POWER INTERRUPTIONS WHEN YOU MOVE When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home, 1. If the power will be out for 24 hours or less, keep all follow these steps to prepare it for the move. refrigerator doors closed to help foods stay cold and frozen.
  • Page 27: Connecting The Water Line

    CONNECTING THE WATER LINE BEFORE YOU BEGIN WHAT YOU WILL NEED • Copper Tubing, ¼ in. outer This water line installation is not covered by the refrigerator diameter, to connect the refrigerator warranty. Follow these instructions carefully to minimize the to the water supply.
  • Page 28: Installation Instructions

    CONNECTING THE WATER LINE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS NOTE: Commonwealth of Massachusetts Plumbing Codes 248CMR shall be adhered to. Saddle valves are illegal and use is not permitted in Massachusetts. WARNING Consult with your licensed plumber. Electrical Shock Hazard 5. TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP When using any electrical device (such as a power Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing washer drill) during installation, be sure the device is battery...
  • Page 29 CONNECTING THE WATER LINE 8. FLUSH OUT THE TUBING 10. TURN THE WATER ON AT THE SHUTOFF VALVE Tighten any connections that leak. Turn the main water supply on and flush out the tubing until the water is clear. Shut the water off at the water valve after about one quart of water has been flushed through the tubing.
  • Page 30: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE UNDERSTANDING SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one did not make. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces, like the floor, walls and cabinets, can make the sounds seem louder than they actually are. The following describes the kinds of sounds you may hear and what may be causing them.
  • Page 31 Problem Possible Causes Solutions Lights do not work. The power supply cord is unplugged. Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet with proper voltage (refer to Electrical & Grounding Requirements). An LED light has malfunctioned. Before proceeding to replace LED, unplug the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker or fuse box. NOTE: The refrigerator and freezer compartment lamps are LED interior lighting, and service should only be performed by a...
  • Page 32 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE Problem Possible Causes Solutions Doors will not close The refrigerator is not level. See the Leveling and Door Alignment section. completely. Food packages are blocking the door open. Rearrange food containers to clear door and door shelves. The ice bin, crisper cover, pans, shelves, door Push bins all the way in and put crisper cover, bins or baskets are out of position.
  • Page 33 Problem Possible Causes Solutions Refer to the Understanding Sounds You May The refrigerator The sounds may be normal for your seems to make too refrigerator. Hear section for more information. much noise. The icemaker is not New installation. Wait 12 to 24 hours after icemaker producing ice or not installation for ice production to begin.
  • Page 34 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE Problem Possible Causes Solutions Temperature is too The air vents are blocked. Cold air circulates Locate air vents by using your hand to sense warm or there is from the freezer to the fresh food section airflow and move all packages that block interior moisture and back again through air vents in the wall vents and restrict airflow. (See air flow buildup.
  • Page 35 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE Problem Possible Causes Solutions The doors are The gaskets are dirty or sticky. Clean the gaskets and the surfaces that they difficult to open. touch. Rub a thin coat of appliance polish or kitchen wax on the gaskets after cleaning. The door is reopened within a short time after When you open the door, warmer air enters having been opened.
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