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Energy Saving Tips - Kenmore 253.28092 Use & Care Manual

Kenmore elite freezer
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First Steps
• 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. Do not remove the serial plate.
CAUTION
To allow door to close and seal properly, DO NOT let food
packages extend past the front of shelves.
Door Removal
(non-electronic models)
If door must be removed:
1. Gently lay freezer on its back, on a rug or blanket.
2. Remove two base screws and base panel.
3. Remove bottom hinge screws.
4. Remove plastic top hinge cover.
5. Remove screws from top hinge.
6. Remove top hinge from cabinet.
7. Remove door and bottom hinge from cabinet.
8. To replace door, reverse the above order and securely
tighten all screws to prevent hinge slippage.
Door Removal
(electronic models)
If door must be removed:
Door hinge is fastened with tamper-proof screws. Please
have a qualified technician remove the door.
Energy-saving Tips
• The freezer should be located in the coolest area of the
room, away from heat producing appliances or heating
ducts, and out of direct sunlight.
• Let hot foods cool to room temperature before placing
in the freezer. Overloading the freezer forces the
compressor to run longer. Foods that freeze too slowly
may lose quality or spoil.
• Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry
before placing them in the freezer. This cuts down on
frost build-up inside the freezer.
• Freezer shelves should not be lined with aluminum foil,
wax paper, or paper toweling. Liners interfere with cold
air circulation, making the freezer less efficient.
• Organize and label food to reduce door openings and
extended searches. Remove as many items as needed at
one time, and close the door as soon as possible.
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