Grounding Requirements - Kenmore 795.6397 Use & Care Manual

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This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduce physical, sensory or mental
capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or instruction
concerning use of the appliance by person responsible for their safety.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of
the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still
even if they will sit for "just a few days".
If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator, please
follow the instructions at right to help prevent accidents.
Before you throw away your old
Refrigerator or freezer:
• Take off the doors.
• Leave the shelves in place so that children
may not easily climb inside.
Your old refrigerator may have a cooling system that
used CFCs (chlorofluorocarbons).
CFCs are believed to
harm stratospheric ozone. If you are throwing away your
old refrigerator, make sure the CFC refrigerant is
removed for proper disposal by a qualified servicer. If
you intentionally release this CFC refrigerant, you can
be subject to fines and imprisonment under provisions
of environmental
legislation. This appliance contains
fluid (refrigerant, lubricant), and is made of parts and
materials which are reusable and / or recyclable. All the
important materials should be sent to the collection
center of waste material and can be reused after rework
(recycling). To recycle, please contact your local agency.
Please read carefully.
Shock Hazard
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.
grounding type
wall receptacle _
Ensure proper
ground exists
before use.
Because of potential safety hazards under certain
conditions, we strongly recommend against the use of
an extension cord. However, if you still elect to use an
extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it be a
UL-listed (in the United States), 3-wire grounding type
appliance extension cord having a grounding type plug
and outlet, and that the electrical rating of the cord be
15 amperes (minimum) and 120 volts.
Use of an extension cord will increase the clearance
needed for the back of the refrigerator. If the supply cord
is damaged, it must be replaced by the manufacturer or
its service agent or a similarly qualified person in order
to avoid any hazard.
The refrigerator should always be plugged into its own
individual properly grounded electrical outlet rated for
115 volts, 60Hz, AC only and fused at 15 or 20 amperes.
This provides the best performance and also prevents
overloading house wiring circuits which could cause a
fire hazard from overheated wires. It is recommended
that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be
provided. Use a receptacle which cannot be turned off
with a switch or pull chain. Do not use an extension cord.
Where a standard two-prong wall outlet is encountered,
it is your personal responsibility and obligation to have
it replaced with a properly grounded three-prong wall
outlet. Do not, under any circumstances,
cut or remove
the third (Ground) prong from the power cord.
NOTE: Before performing any type of installation,
cleaning, or removing a light bulb, turn the control
(Thermostat, Refrigerator Control or Freezer Control,
depending on the model) to OFF and then disconnect
the refrigerator from the electrical source. When you
are finished, reconnect the refrigerator to the electrical
source and reset the control (thermostat, refrigerator
control or freezer control, depending on the model) to
the desired setting.

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