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First Steps; Installation - Kenmore 253.28092 Use & Care Manual

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First Steps

This Use & Care Guide provides specific operating
instructions for your model. Use the freezer only as
instructed in this Use & Care Guide. Before starting the
freezer, follow these important first steps.


• Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet.
Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
• For the most efficient operation, the freezer should be
located where surrounding temperatures will not exceed
110°F (43°C). Temperatures of 32°F (0°C) and below will
NOT affect freezer operation. Additional compressor
heaters are not recommended.
• Allow space around the unit for good air circulation.
Leave a 3 inch (75 mm) space on all sides of the freezer
for adequate circulation.
3" (75 mm)
3" (75 mm)
3" (75 mm)
3" (75 mm)
1" (25 mm)
The exterior walls of the freezer may become quite
warm as the compressor works to transfer heat from
the inside. Temperatures as much as 30°F warmer than
room temperature can be expected. For this reason it is
particularly important in hotter climates to allow enough
space for air circulation around your freezer.
The freezer must have all bottom corners resting firmly on
a solid floor. The floor must be strong enough to support a
fully loaded freezer. NOTE: It is Very Important for your
freezer to be level in order to function properly. If the
freezer is not leveled during installation, the door may be
misaligned and not close or seal properly, causing cooling,
frost, or moisture problems.
To Level Upright Models:
After discarding crating screws and wood base, use a
carpenter's level to level the freezer from front-to-back.
Adjust the plastic leveling feet in front, ½ bubble higher, so
that the door closes easily when left halfway open.
To Level Chest Models:
If needed, add metal or wood shims between foot pads
and floor.
(Prior to use)
• Wash any removable parts, the freezer interior, and
exterior with mild detergent and warm water. Wipe dry.
Do not use harsh cleaners on these surfaces.

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