Safety Instructions - Kenmore 795.6397 Use & Care Manual

Top freezer refrigerator
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Thisguidecontains manyimportant safetymessages. Alwaysreadandobeyallsafetymessages.
Thisis thesafety alertsymbol.
I t alerts you to safety messages that inform you
of hazards that can kill or hurt you or others, or cause damage to the product.
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the hazard
signal word DANGER, WARNING or CAUTION. These words mean:
You will be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't follow instructions.
Indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury, or product damage only.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury and tell you what can happen if
the instructions are not followed.
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock or injury
to persons when using your product, basic safety
precautions should be followed, including the following:
= NEVER unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord.
Always grip the plug firmly and pull it straight out from the
• Repair or replace immediately all electric service cords that
have become frayed or otherwise damaged. Do not use a cord
that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at
either the plug or connector end.
° When moving your refrigerator away from the wall,
be careful not to roll over or damage the power cord.
• DO NOT store or use gasoline or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance.
- DO NOTallow children to climb, stand or hang on the
refrigerator doors or shelves in the refrigerator.They could
damage the refrigerator and seriously injure themselves.
- Keep fingers out of "pinch point" areas; clearances between
the doors and between the doors and cabinet are necessarily
small. Be careful closing doors when children are in the area.
- Unplug your refrigerator before cleaning or making any repairs.
NOTE: We strongly recommend that any servicing be
performed by a qualified individual.
- Before replacing a burned-out light bulb, unplug the
refrigerator or turn off power at the circuit breaker or fuse box
in order to avoid contact with a live wire filament. (A burned-
out light bulb may break when being replaced.) NOTE: Setting
either or both controls to the OFF position does not remove
power to the light circuit.
• Do not store bottles in the freezer compartment - they may
break when frozen, causing damage.
, For personal safety,this appliance must be properly grounded.
Have the wall outlet and the circuit checked by a qualified
electrician to make sure the outlet is properly grounded.
° Read all instructions before using this appliance.
• Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described
in this use and care guide.
° This refrigerator must be properly installed in accordance with
the Attention Installer Instructions that were taped to the front
of the refrigerator.
° After your refrigerator is in operation, do not touch the cold
surfaces in the freezer compartment when hands are damp or
wet. Skin may adhere to the extremely cold surfaces.
° In refrigerators with automatic icemakers, avoid contact with
the moving parts of the ejector mechanism, or with the heating
element that releases the cubes. DO NOT place fingers or
hands on the automatic icemaking mechanism while the
refrigerator is plugged in.
• DO NOT refreeze frozen foods which have thawed completely.
The United States Department of Agriculture in Home and
Garden Bulletin No. 69 says:
"...Youmay safely refreeze frozen foods that have thawed if
they still contain ice crystals or if they are still cold below
40°F (4°C).,,
"...Thawed ground meats, poultry or fish that have any off-odor
or off-color should not be refrozen and should not be eaten.
Thawed ice cream should be discarded. If the odor or color of
any food is poor or questionable, get rid of it. The food may be
dangerous to eat."
"Even partial thawing and refreezing reduces the eating quality
of foods, particularly fruits, vegetables and prepared foods.
The eating quality of red meats is affected less than that of
many other foods. Use refrozen foods as soon as possible to
save as much of their eating quality as you can."

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