Use & Care Guide Manual de Uso y Cuidado Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien English / Español / Français Models/Modelos/Modèles: 253.28092, 28093, 28099, 28712, 16082, 16582 970.16202, 16252 Kenmore Elite ® Freezer Congelador Congélateur P/N 297437100 (1208) Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
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.
Important Safety Instructions IMPORTANT WARNING Your old unit may have a cooling system that used CFCs or Please read all safety instructions before using your HCFCs (chlorofluorocarbons or hydrochlorofluorocarbons). new appliance. CFCs and HCFCs are believed to harm stratospheric For Your Safety ozone if released to the atmosphere.
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.
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.
First Steps This Use & Care Guide provides specific operating NOTE instructions for your model. Use the freezer only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide. Before starting the The exterior walls of the freezer may become quite freezer, follow these important first steps. warm as the compressor works to transfer heat from the inside.
First Steps Energy-saving Tips • Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments, which can scratch the appliance surface when removing adhesive labels. Any glue left from the tape can be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent, or touch the residue with the sticky side of tape already removed.
Setting the Temperature Control To turn off freezer, press DOWN (٧) symbol until display Cool Down Period shows “0”. To activate freezer, press UP (٨) until display • For safe food storage, allow four hours for the freezer to shows “4” or desired setting. cool down completely.
Optional Features Temp Alarm NOTE Chest Models This feature is designed Your freezer may have some or all of the features listed Indicator Lights and Switches to provide a warning if below. Become familiar with these features and their use the inside temperature and care.
Optional Features Slide-Out Basket (some upright models) A Slide-Out Basket (some models), located at the bottom of the freezer, provides separate storage space for items that are difficult to store on freezer shelves. To remove the basket, pull out and lift up. Interior Light The light comes on automatically when the door is opened.
Optional Features Care and Cleaning Wire Shelf Bookend CAUTION Use these bookends to keep the boxed Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces. Do not touch items stored neatly in inferior metal surfaces with wet or damp hands. your freezer. To adjust Some upright freezers are frost-free and defrost location, simply unsnap automatically, but should be cleaned occasionally.
Care and Cleaning Cleaning the Inside To Defrost Chest Models with Defrost Drain: After defrosting, wash inside surfaces of the freezer with • Place a shallow pan or a solution of two tablespoons of baking soda in one quart the Divider/Drain Pan (1.1 litres) warm water.
Power Failure/Freezer Failure NOTE Do not open freezer door unnecessarily if freezer is off for several hours. If a power failure occurs, frozen foods will stay frozen for at least 24 hours if the freezer is kept closed. If the power failure continues, pack seven or eight pounds of dry ice into the freezer every 24 hours.
Before You Call TROUBLESHOOTING Before calling for service, review this list. It may serve you time and expense. This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or GUIDE materials in this appliance. CONCERN POTENTIAL CAUSE COMMON SOLUTION FREEZER DOES NOT RUN Freezer does not run.
Before You Call CONCERN POTENTIAL CAUSE COMMON SOLUTION SOUND AND NOISE Popping or cracking sound • Metal parts undergo expansion and • This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear when compressor comes on. contraction, as in hot water pipes. as freezer continues to run.
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