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For Your Safety; Child Safety - Kenmore 253.28092 Use & Care Manual

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Important Safety Instructions
Please read all safety instructions before using your
new appliance.

For Your Safety

• Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable liquids
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read
product labels for warnings regarding flammability and
other hazards.
• Do not operate the unit in the presence of explosive fumes.
• Remove and discard any spacers used to secure the
shelves during shipping. Small objects are a choke
hazard to children.
• Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause
severe cuts, and also destroy finishes if they come in
contact with other appliances or furniture.

Child Safety

Destroy or recycle the carton, plastic bags, and any
exterior wrapping material immediately after the unit is
unpacked. Children should NEVER use these items to play.
Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets or
stretch wrap may become airtight chambers, and can
quickly cause suffocation.
Proper disposal of your appliance
Risk of child entrapment
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the
past. Junked or abandoned appliances are still dangerous
– even if they will sit for "just a few days." If you are
getting rid of your appliance, please follow the instructions
below to help prevent accidents.
Before you throw away your old unit:
• Remove doors. If your door has an electronic control
panel, have it removed by a qualified technician.
• Leave shelves in place so children may not easily
climb inside.
• Have the refrigerant removed by a qualified technician.
Your old unit may have a cooling system that used CFCs or
HCFCs (chlorofluorocarbons or hydrochlorofluorocarbons).
CFCs and HCFCs are believed to harm stratospheric
ozone if released to the atmosphere. Other refrigerants
may cause harm to the environment if released to the
atmosphere. If you are throwing away your old unit,
make sure the refrigerant is removed for proper disposal
by a qualified technician. If you intentionally release
refrigerant, you may be subject to fines and imprisonment
under the provisions of environmental legislation.
These guidelines must be followed to ensure that safety
mechanisms in this unit will operate properly.
• Refer to the serial plate for correct electrical rating.
The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a
three-prong grounding plug for your protection against
electrical shock hazards. It must be plugged directly into
a properly grounded three-prong receptacle. The
receptacle must be installed in accordance with local
codes and ordinances. Consult a qualified electrician.
Do not use an extension cord or adapter plug.
• Immediately repair or replace any power cord that
becomes frayed or damaged.
• Never unplug the unit by pulling on the power cord.
Always grip the plug firmly, and pull straight out from the
receptacle to prevent damaging the power cord.
• Unplug the unit before cleaning and before
replacing a light bulb to avoid electrical shock.
• Performance may be affected if the voltage varies
by 10% or more. Operating the unit with insufficient
power can damage the compressor. Such damage is
not covered under your warranty. If you suspect your
household voltage is high or low, consult your power
company for testing.
• Do not plug the
unit into an outlet
controlled by a
wall switch or pull
cord to prevent
the unit from
being turned off
• Avoid connecting
unit to a Ground
Fault Interrupter
(GFI) circuit.
Grounding type
wall receptacle
Do not, under
any circumstances,
cut, remove,
or bypass the
grounding prong.
Power cord with
3-prong grounded plug

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