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Kenmore 253.6152 Series Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Manual de Usa y Cuidado
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
English / Espa~ol / Fran?ais
Models/Modelos/Mod61es: 253.6152 '~:, 6154 ~:, 6155 '{:, 6172 ~', 6174 ~:, 6176 ~, 6178 ~, 6181 ~, 6182 :'~,
6189 ~:, 6211~, 6321~, 6880 ~, 6888 ~:, 7176 ~, 7182 :~, 7189 ~, 7211~:0 7321,7888 ~:
Kenmore o
P/N 242111204 (1006)
Sears Brands Management
Corporation, Hoffman Estates,
IL 60179 U.S.A.
Sears Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8
IL 60179 U.S.A.


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Summary of Contents for Kenmore 253.6152 Series

  • Page 1 English / Espa~ol / Fran?ais Models/Modelos/Mod61es: 253.6152 ’~:, 6154 ~:, 6155 ’{:, 6172 ~’, 6174 ~:, 6176 ~, 6178 ~, 6181 ~, 6182 :’~, 6189 ~:, 6211~, 6321~, 6880 ~, 6888 ~:, 7176 ~, 7182 :~, 7189 ~, 7211~:0 7321,7888 ~:...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Important Safety Instructions Record Model/Serial Numbers Safety Precautions Please read and save those instructions Do not attempt to install or operate your unit until you have This Use & Care Guide provides specific operating read the safety precautions in this manual. Safety items instructions for your model.
  • Page 3: Important Safety Instructions

    Important Safely Instructions Important Safety Instructions /~ WARNING ~ WARNING Please read all safety instructions before using your These guidelines must be followed to ensure that new refrigerator. safety mechanisms in this refrigerator will operate properly. For Your Safety Electrical information Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable liquids in the The refrigerator must be plugged into its own vicinity of this or any other appliance.
  • Page 4: Warranty Information

    Warranty information KENMORE APPLIANCE WARRANTY One Year Limited Warranty When installed, operated and maintained according to all instructions supplied with the product, if this appliance fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME® to arrange for free repair.
  • Page 5: Master Profectlon Agreements

    Master Protection Agreements Congratulations on maldng 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.
  • Page 6 Installation Door Opening This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only as Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy instructed in this Use & Care Manual. Before starting the access to o counter when removing food. To make this refrigerator, follow these important first steps.
  • Page 7: Water Supply To Refrigerator

    Connecting Household Water Supply To Refrigerator To Connect Water Supply Line To Icemaker Inlet Valve ~ WARNING 1. Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source. 2. Place end of water supply line into sink or bucket. Turn To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or ON water supply and flush supply llne until water ~s severe personal injury, disconnect the refrigerator clear.
  • Page 8: Door Removal & Reversal

    Door Removal / Reversal Instructions NOTE The direction in which your refrigerotor doors open (door swing) con be Top Hinge reversed, from loft to right or right to left, by moving the door hinges from one side to the other. Reversing the door swiDg should be performed by a qualified person.
  • Page 9 Door Removal / Reversal Instructions Handle Style 1 To remove freezer handle: (Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are ofF,) To remove refrigerator handle: 1. Remove two screws attaching handle to bottom of (Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.) freezer door.
  • Page 10 Door Removal / Reversal instructions To attach freezer handle: ~ CAUTION 1. Place rounded part of hondle onto mounting screw on face of door and align the 2 holes in bottom of Wear gloves and use extreme CAUTION when handle with the 2 holes in bottom of door. Handle installing these handles.
  • Page 11 Door Removal / Reversal Instructions Handle Style 3 To attach freezer handle: Place top of handle over mounting screw, pull handle To remove refrigerator handle: straight up until handle is aligned with screw holes on /Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.) bottom of door.
  • Page 12: Features At A Glance

    Features At A Glance Freezer Light Icem~ Ice Bu Freezer Shelf Fixed Door Bin Freezer Control Rack Refrigerator Control Dairy Door Deli Drawer Cover Tall Bottle Retainer Dell Drawer Half Shelf Wine Rack Door Bin Full Special Fixed Door Bin Mid-Level Lic Door Rack Cris...
  • Page 13: Temperature Conlrols

    Temperature Controls Cool down period Refrigerator & freezer controls To ensure safe food storage, allow the refrigerator to Temperature adjustment operate with the doors dosed for at least 8 to 72 hours Adjust temperature gradually: move the knob in small before loading it with food.
  • Page 14: Looking Inside

    Looking Inside NOTE ~ CAUTION Cantilever shelves are supported at the back of the To avoid personal injury or property damage, handle refrigerator. Cantilever shelves ore available in either tempered glass shelves carefully, Shelves may break g ass or wire. suddenly if nicked, scratched, or exposed to sudden temperature change.
  • Page 15: Looking Inside

    Looking Inside Crispers (some models) Freezer Till Out Door Rack The crispers, ~ocated under the bottom refrigerator shelf, The Tilt-Out Door Rack tilts are designed for storing fruits, vegetables, and other fresh out for easy access. Pinch produce. Wash items in clear water and remove excess the sides and pull out for water before placing them in the crispers.
  • Page 16: Food Storage & Energy Saving Tips

    Food Storage & Energy Saving ideas Food storage Ideas Energy saving ideas Locate the refrigerator in the Fresh Food Storage coolest part of the room, out of The fresh food compartment should be kept between direct sunlight, and away from 34°F and 40 °...
  • Page 17: Ice Service

    Ice Service If your refrigeratar has an automatic Icemaker, it will /~ CAUTION provide a sufficient supply of ice far normal use. During the initial startup of your refrigerator, no ice will be Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener can produced during the first 24 hours of operation. Air [n damage the Icemaker.
  • Page 18: Normal Operating Sounds & Sights

    Normal Operating Sounds Understanding the sounds you may hear A. Evaporator The flow of refrigerant through the evaporator may Your new high-efficiency refrigerator may make create a boiling or gurgling sound. unfamiliar sounds. These are all normal sounds and soon will become familiar to you.
  • Page 19: Care & Cleaning

    Care & Cleaning Protecting Your investment NOTE Keeping your refrigerator clean maintains appearance If you set your temperature controls to turn off cooling, and prevents odor build-up. Wipe up any spills power to lights and other electrical components will immediately and clean the freezer and fresh food continue until you unplug the power cord from the wall compartment~ at least twice a year, When cleaning, take outlet.
  • Page 20 Care & Cleaning (continued) Never Clean Condenser (some models) ~ CAUTION If your refrigerator is equipped with a Never Clean Wear gloves to avoid cuts when replacieg light bulbs, normal operating conditions. If the refrigerator is operated under partlcularly dusty or greasy conditions, or if there is s~gn~ficant pet trafflc in your home, it may be necessary to periodically clean the condenser for maximum efflciency.
  • Page 21: Before You Call

    Before You Call Problem Correction Cause AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER (some models) Icemaker is not mak- Icemaker wire signal arm is Move wire signal arm to the "down" or ON position. ing any ice. ~n the ’~ep" or OFF paslt~on. (s~de mountedl Household water line valve is Turn on household water line valve.
  • Page 22 Before You Call Problem Cause Correction OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS Door Door(s) will not close. closed too hard, Close both doors gently, causing other door to open slightly. Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately sup- : ¯ Refrigerator is not level. ~t port the refrigerator.
  • Page 23: Before You Call

    Before You Call Problem Cause Correction TEMPERATURES ARE TOO WARM Freezer/Fresh Food Doors are opened too fre- Warm air enters the refrigerator whenever the door temperature is too quently or too long. is opened. Open the door less often. Door is sllghtly open. See PROBLEM column OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS, Set freezer control to a colder setting.

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