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Kenmore 795.7202 Series Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Manual de Uso y Cuidado
Guide d'Utilisation et d'Entretien
English / Español / Français
Models/Modelos/Modèles: 795.7202*
Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
Congelador Inferior Refrigerador
Congélateur Inférieur Réfrigérateur
*
= color number, número de color, le numéro de la couleur
P/N MFL62184420
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
www.kenmore.com
www.sears.com
Sears Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3
www.sears.ca

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  • Page 1 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Congelador Inferior Refrigerador Congélateur Inférieur Réfrigérateur = color number, número de color, le numéro de la couleur P/N MFL62184420 Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. www.kenmore.com www.sears.com Sears Canada Inc. Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3 www.sears.ca...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    TABLE OF CONTENTS Warranty Freezer Section ................Protection Agreements Durabase ............27 ..........Important Safety Instructions Durabase Divider .......... 27 ......Electrical & Grounding Requirements Pullout Drawer ..........27 ....Parts and Features Water Filter ..........28-30 ............Refrigerator Installation ......9-17 Care And Cleaning ........
  • Page 3: Warranty

    WARRANTY REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY Kenmore 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.
  • Page 4: Protection Agreements

    Master Protection Agreements • Power surge protection against electrical damage due to power fluctuations. Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Kenmore Elite ® product is designed and manufactured • $250 Food Loss Protection annually for any food for years of dependable operation. But like all products,...
  • Page 5: Important Safety Instructions

    IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS BASIC SAFETY PRECAUTIONS This guide contains many important safety messages. Always read and obey all safety messages. This is the safety alert symbol. It alerts you to safety messages that inform you of hazards that can kill or hurt you or others, or cause damage to the product.
  • Page 6 WARNING • Before replacing a burned-out or broken light bulb, • DO NOT touch the automatic ice making mechanism while the refrigerator is plugged in. unplug the refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker or fuse box in order to avoid contact with a live •...
  • Page 7: Electrical & Grounding Requirements

    CFC/HCFC DISPOSAL Your old refrigerator may have a cooling system If you are throwing away your old refrigerator, make that used CFCs or HCFCs (chlorofluorocarbons or sure the refrigerant is removed for proper disposal hydrochlorofluorocarbons). CFCs and HCFCs are by a qualified technician. If you intentionally release believed to harm stratospheric ozone if released to the refrigerant, you may be subject to fines and imprisonment atmosphere.
  • Page 8: Parts And Features

    PARTS AND FEATURES Use this page to become more familiar with the parts and features of your refrigerator. Page references are included for your convenience. NOTE: This guide covers several different models. The refrigerator you have purchased may have some or all of the items listed below.
  • Page 9: Refrigerator Installation

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION WARNING WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard: Excessive Weight Hazard: Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the Use two or more people to move and install the refrigerator for cleaning or service, be sure to protect refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in back or the floor.
  • Page 10: Installation

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION BASE GRILLE INSTALLATION INSTALLATION (continued) To remove the base grille: 1. To avoid noise and vibration, the unit must be leveled 1) Open the Freezer Drawer. (Drawer not shown for and installed on a solidly constructed floor. If required, clarity.) adjust the leveling legs to compensate for unevenness of the floor.
  • Page 11: Removing/Replacing Refrigerator/Freezer Handles And Doors

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION NOTE: Removing the doors is always recommended when it is necessary to move the refrigerator through a narrow opening. If it is necessary to remove the handles, follow the directions below. HOW TO REMOVE REFRIGERATOR DOOR HANDLE Mounting Fasteners NOTE: Handle appearance may vary from illustrations on this page.
  • Page 12 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION NOTE: Removing the doors is always recommended when it is necessary to move the refrigerator through a narrow opening. If it is necessary to remove the handles, follow the directions below. HOW TO REMOVE FREEZER DOOR HANDLE NOTE: Handle appearance may vary from illustrations on this page.
  • Page 13: Removing And Replacing

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION REMOVING AND REPLACING CAUTION: Before you begin, remove food and bins from the doors. REFRIGERATOR DOORS WARNING Excessive Weight Hazard: Use two or more people to remove and install the refrigerator doors. Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.
  • Page 14 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION Reinstalling the Refrigerator Door Right Door Left Door 1. Lower the door onto middle hinge pin (9). 2. Fit top hinge (6) over hinge lever latch (7) and into 1. Lower the door onto middle hinge pin (10). place.
  • Page 15: Removing/Installing Freezer Drawers

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION HOW TO REMOVE THE FREEZER DRAWER With both hands, grasp the sides of the door and pull WARNING: Use two or more people to remove and it up to separate it from the rails. install the freezer drawer. Failure to do so can result personal injury or product damage.
  • Page 16 REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION HOW TO INSTALL THE FREEZER DRAWER With both hands, pull out each rail simultaneously Make sure that you have the correct rail cover for until both rails are fully extended. each side. Right Rail Cover Left Rail Cover Align the tabs on the covers with the assembly holes Hook the door support into the rail tabs...
  • Page 17: Leveling And Door Alignment

    REFRIGERATOR INSTALLATION LEVELING AND DOOR ALIGNMENT 3. Open both doors again and check to make sure that they close easily. If the doors do not close easily, tilt Leveling the refrigerator slightly more to the rear by turning both leveling legs to the left. It may take several more After installing, plug the refrigerator’s power cord into a 3-prong grounded outlet and push the refrigerator into the turns, and you should turn both leveling legs the same...
  • Page 18: Using Your Refrigerator

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR SETTING THE CONTROLS Temperature Filter Reset When the water filter indicator turns on, you have to change the water filter. After changing the water filter, press and hold the Filter Reset button for three seconds to turn the indicator light off. You need to change the water filter approximately every six months.
  • Page 19 USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR Temperature Mode Switch Function (°F <->°C) AIRFLOW If you want to convert °F to °C or vice versa, press and Be sure not to block vents while packing your refrigerator. hold the Freezer Temp and Refrigerator Temp buttons at Doing so will restrict airflow and may cause the the same time for approximately five seconds.
  • Page 20: In-Door Ice Bin

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR IN-DOOR ICE BIN 2. To remove the in-door ice bin, grip the front handle, slightly lift the lower part, and slowly pull out the bin CAUTION as shown. Keep hands and tools out of the ice compartment door and dispenser chute.
  • Page 21: Automatic Icemaker

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER WARNING The icemaker will produce 6 cubes per cycle— approximately 100 cubes in a 24-hour period, depending Personal Injury Hazard on freezer compartment temperature, room temperature, number of door openings and other operating conditions. DO NOT place fingers or hands on the automatic ice making mechanism while the refrigerator is plugged in.
  • Page 22: Automatic Icemaker

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR AUTOMATIC ICEMAKER (continued) CAUTION WHEN YOU SHOULD SET THE ICEMAKER POWER SWITCH TO OFF (O) • The first ice and water dispensed may include particles or odor from the water supply line or the water tank. • When the water supply will be shut off for several hours.
  • Page 23: Food Storage Guide

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR FOOD STORAGE GUIDE STORING FROZEN FOOD Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and NOTE: Check a freezer guide or a reliable cookbook moisture-proof material unless otherwise noted. This for further information about preparing food for prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout the freezing or food storage times.
  • Page 24: Refrigerator Section Water Dispenser

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR REFRIGERATOR SECTION WATER DISPENSER WATER TRAY To remove the water tray, pull up on the front and pull To dispense cold water, push on the dispenser switch it out. with a glass. Note: There is no drain beneath the tray. You may need to empty the tray of any liquid that collects in it.
  • Page 25: Refrigerator Shelves

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR REFRIGERATOR SHELVES To reinstall a shelf—Tilt the front of the shelf up and guide the shelf hooks into the slots at a desired height. The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to meet Then, lower the front of the shelf so that the hooks your individual storage needs.
  • Page 26: Humidity Controlled Crisper

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR HUMIDITY CONTROLLED CRISPER To remove the glass The crispers provide fresher tasting fruit and vegetables by 1. Lift up the glass under the crisper cover. letting you easily control humidity inside the drawer. 2. Pull the glass up and out. You can control the amount of humidity in the moisture- sealed crispers by adjusting the control to any setting between HIGH and LOW.
  • Page 27: Freezer Section

    USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR FREEZER SECTION PULLOUT DRAWER DURABASE 1. To remove, pull the drawer out to full extension. Lift the 1. To remove the Durabase, push it to the back as much front of the drawer up, then pull it straight out. as possible.
  • Page 28: Water Filter

    WATER FILTER REPLACING THE WATER FILTER 3. Twist the cartridge to the right about 1/4 of a turn. You will feel a stop and the locked symbol should now be lined up with the indicator line. It is recommended that you replace the water filter: •...
  • Page 29 If your water pressure exceeds 80 psi (552 kPa), you Intended Use: must install a pressure limiting valve. Contact a plumbing The KENMORE® Model GEN11042F-08 drinking water professional if you are uncertain how to check your water system is intended for use in filtering contaminants from pressure.
  • Page 30 WATER FILTER State of California Department of Public Health Water Treatment Device Certificate Number 09 - 2019 Date Issued: December 15, 2009 Manufacturer: Sears Roebuck and Co. The water treatment device(s) listed on this certificate have met the testing requirements pursuant to Section 116830 of the Health and Safety Code for the following health related contaminants: Microbiological Contaminants and Turbidity Inorganic/Radiological Contaminants...
  • Page 31: Care And Cleaning

    CARE AND CLEANING INSIDE WALLS (allow freezer to warm up so WARNING the cloth will not stick) To help remove odors, you can wash the inside of the refrigerator with a mixture of baking soda and warm water. Mix 2 tablespoons of baking soda to 1 quart of water (26 g soda to 1 liter water.) Be sure the baking soda is completely dissolved so it does not scratch the surfaces of the refrigerator.
  • Page 32: Light Bulb Replacement

    CARE AND CLEANING POWER INTERRUPTIONS LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT WARNING 1. If the power will be out for 24 hours or less, keep all CARE AND CLEANING refrigerator doors closed to help foods stay cold and frozen. Electrical Shock Hazard LIGHT BULB REPLACEMENT POWER INTERRUPTIONS 2.
  • Page 33: Connecting The Water Line

    CONNECTING THE WATER LINE BEFORE YOU BEGIN WHAT YOU WILL NEED • Copper Tubing, ¼ in. outer This water line installation is not covered by the refrigerator diameter, to connect the refrigerator warranty. Follow these instructions carefully to minimize the to the water supply.
  • Page 34: Installation Instructions

    CONNECTING THE WATER LINE INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS 5. TIGHTEN THE PIPE CLAMP Tighten the clamp screws until the sealing washer Install the shutoff valve on the nearest frequently used begins to swell. drinking water line. NOTE: Do not overtighten clamp or you may crush the 1.
  • Page 35: Connecting The Water Line

    CONNECTING THE WATER LINE 8. FLUSH OUT THE TUBING 10. TURN THE WATER ON AT THE SHUTOFF VALVE Tighten any connections that leak. Turn the main water supply on and flush out the tubing until the water is clear. Shut the water off at the water valve after about one quart of water has been flushed through the tubing.
  • Page 36: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE COOLING Before conducting troubleshooting, make sure that the following basic requirements are met: Service Flow 0.5 gpm (1.9 lpm) Water Supply Potable Water Water Pressure 20-125 psi (138 - 862 kPa) Operating Ambient 55°F to 110°F (13°C - 43°C) Temperature Limits 115 Volts, 60 Hz, AC only, and fused Electrical Ratings...
  • Page 37 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE COOLING Problem Possible Causes Solutions Refrigerator or Refrigerator was recently installed. It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment to Freezer section is too reach the desired temperature. warm. Air vents are blocked. Rearrange items to allow air to flow throughout the compartment.
  • Page 38 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE COOLING/ICE & WATER Problem Possible Causes Solutions Food is freezing Food with high water content was Rearrange items with high water content away from in the refrigerator placed near an air vent. air vents. compartment. Refrigerator temperature control is set If the temperature is too cold, adjust the control one incorrectly.
  • Page 39 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ICE & WATER Problem Possible Causes Solutions Icemaker is not Doors are opened often or for long If the doors of the unit are opened often, ambient making enough ice periods of time. air will warm the refrigerator which will prevent the (continued).
  • Page 40 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ICE & WATER Problem Possible Causes Solutions Icemaker is not Refrigerator was recently installed or It may take up to 24 hours for each compartment to making ice. icemaker recently connected. reach the desired temperature and for the icemaker to begin making ice.
  • Page 41 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE ICE & WATER Problem Possible Causes Solutions Ice has bad taste or Water supply contains minerals such A water filter may need to be installed to eliminate odor. as sulfur. taste and odor problems. NOTE: In some cases, a filter may not help. It may not be possible to remove all minerals / odor / taste in all water supplies.
  • Page 42 TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE NOISE Problem Possible Causes Solutions Clicking The defrost control will click when Normal Operation the automatic defrost cycle begins and ends. The thermostat control (or refrigerator control on some models) will also click when cycling on and off. Rattling Rattling noises may come from the Normal Operation...
  • Page 43: Troubleshooting Guide

    TROUBLESHOOTING GUIDE PARTS & FEATURES Problem Possible Causes Solutions Doors will not close Food packages are blocking the door Rearrange food containers to clear the door and door correctly or pop open. shelves. open. Ice bin, crisper cover, pans, shelves, Push bins all the way in and put crisper cover, pans, door bins, or baskets are out of shelves and baskets into their correct positions.
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