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Kenmore 253 Use And Care Manual

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Side by Side Refrigerator
Use & Care Guide
Lado a Lado Refrigerador
Gufa para su uso y cuidado
C6te d C6te Rdfrigdrateur
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
Sears, Roebuck
and Co., Hoffman
IL 60179
Sears Canada,
Inc., Toronto,
M5B 2B8


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  • Page 1 ® Side by Side Refrigerator Use & Care Guide Lado a Lado Refrigerador Gufa para su uso y cuidado Compartiments C6te d C6te Rdfrigdrateur Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A. Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto,...
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Sears are very proud of our product and we are completely committed to providing you with the best service possible. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority. We know you'll enjoy your new refrigerator and Thank You for choosing our product. We hope you consider us for future purchases.
  • Page 3: Warranty

    FULL 30-DAY WARRANTY ON KENMORE REFRIGERATOR WATER FILTRATION CARTRIDGE. If this Kenmore Refrigerator Water Filtration Cartridge fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within 30 days from the date of purchase, RETURN IT TO THE NEAREST SEARS STORE IN THE UNITED STATES and Sears will replace it, free of charge.
  • Page 4: Canada - Limited Warranty

    This warranty is in addition to any statutory sold and operated in Canada only and shall not apply if the refrigerator Maintain the value of your Kenmore SEARS Refrigerato refrigerator to be free from defects in case of defect: TEN (10) YEARS...
  • Page 5: Protection Agreements

    In the U.S.A. Master Protection Agreements Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Kenmore ®appliance 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

    If possible, place the refrigerator out of direct sunlight and away from the range, dishwasher or other heat sources. • The refrigerator must be installed on a floor that is level and strong enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator. • Consider water supply availability for models equipped with an automatic ice maker.
  • Page 7 A water supply line made of 1Ainch (6.4 mm) OD, copper tubing. To determine the length of copper tubing needed, you will need to measure the distance from the ice maker inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator to your cold water pipe.
  • Page 8: Door Removal Instructions

    Remove top hinge cover screw on refrigerator door and remove cover. Trace around hinge with soft lead pencil. This will make it easier to realign doors when they are replaced. Remove top hinge and lift refrigerator door off bottom hinge pin. Set door aside. Remove bottom hinge, if necessary.
  • Page 9: Features At A Glance

    Freezer and Refrigerator Smell items Largq Largq Features SpilIProof'" g Sheif Controls ®;® Toe Grille may vary according to model Filter Door r Bin Meat Keeper and Cover )lllProof'" Fixed Shelf Special item Bottle Retainer and Cover Door Bin...
  • Page 10: Temperature Controls

    COOL DOWN PERIOD To ensure safe food storage, allow the refrigerator to operate with the doors closed for at least 8 to 12 hours before loading it with food. REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT • After 24 hours, adjust the controls as needed. Adjust temperatures gradually;...
  • Page 11: Looking Inside

    ATip-Up shelf in the freezer section allows tall items to be easily stored. CANTILEVER SHELF ADJUSTMENT Refrigerator shelves are easily adjusted to suit individual needs. Before adjusting the shelves, remove all food. Cantilever shelves are supported at the back of the refrigerator. TO adjust...
  • Page 12 The Tall Bottle Retainer keeps tall containers in the bin from falling forward when opening or closing the refrigerator door. To install, hold the retainer at the top, and slide it over the outside wall of the bin, as shown in the diagram.
  • Page 13 CRISPERS (SOME MODELS) The crispers, located under the bottom refrigerator shelf, are designed for storing fruits, vegetables, and other fresh produce. Wash items in clear water and remove excess water before placing them in the crispers. Items with strong odors or high moisture content should be wrapped before storing.
  • Page 14: Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser

    Ice and Water Dispenser Panel (features may vary according to model) POLAR To freeze food at a faster rate to preserve freshness, FREEZE feature.A green light will appear above the Touch Pad. Push the Touch Pac RAPID To increase ice production activate this feature.
  • Page 15 20 psi and 100 psi. After the refrigerator is connected to the water supply, fill the water tank by drawing one glass of water. It may take about 11/_minutes after activating the dispenser paddle before water begins to fill this first glass.
  • Page 16 CLEANING THE ICE DISPENSER Clean the dispenser and ice container at regular intervals, particularly before you take a vacation or move, or if the ice dispenser sticks. Do not use the Stop ice production by lifting the wire signal arm to the "up" or OFF position.
  • Page 17: Front Ice And Water Filter

    Ice and Water Front Filter (some models) NOTE: If you purchased a refrigerator with a Kenmore Ice and Water front filter, please read the following use and care information. This ice and water filter system filters water to your ice maker and water dispenser. It is located in the upper right front corner of the fresh food compartment.
  • Page 18: Food Storage & Energy Saving Tips

    The fresh food compartment should be kept between 34 ° F and 40 ° F with an optimum temperature of 37 ° F. • Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves. This reduces the circulation of air around the food and results in uneven cooling.
  • Page 19: Normal Operating Sounds & Sights

    Your new high-efficiency refrigerator may make unfamiliar sounds. These are all normal sounds and soon will become familiar to you. They also indicate your refrigerator is operating as designed. Hard surfaces, such as vinyl or wood floors, walls, and kitchen cabinets may make sounds more noticeable.
  • Page 20: Care & Cleaning

    Keep your refrigerator and freezer clean to prevent odor build-up. Wipe up any spills immediately and clean both sections at least twice a year. Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners or strong alkaline solutions on any surface. De net wash any removable parts in a dishwasher. Always unplug the electricalpower outlet before cleaning.
  • Page 21 Replace light cover, if necessary. Remember to plug the refrigerator back in. Crisper Light Replacement (Some Models) Vacation and Moving Tips • Leave refrigerator operating during vacations of 3 weeks or less. Short • Use all perishable items from refrigerator compartment. Vacations •...
  • Page 22: Before You Call

    Check house lights. Call local Electric Company. • it's normal for the refrigerator to work longer under these conditions. • It takes 8-12 hours for the refrigerator to cool down completely. • Ice maker operation causes refrigerator to run slightly more.
  • Page 23 • Check to see if the water dispenser is dispensing water. CAUSE • Warm air enters the refrigerator whenever the door is opened. Open the door less often. • See PROBLEM section OPENING/CLOSING DOORS/DRAWERS. • Clean condenser. See Care & Cleaning Chart in Care and Cleaning Set freezer control to a colder setting.
  • Page 24 Ice has bad odor and taste. • lee has picked up odor or flavor from strong food stored in refrigerator or freezer. • Water running to ice maker has poor taste or odor. • Ice not used frequently enough.
  • Page 25 Clean drawer, rollers, and track. See Care & Cleaning Chart in Care and Cleaning • See Replacing Light Bulbs in Care and Cleaning section. • Light switch is located on side of refrigerator and freezer liners. • See PROBLEM section RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR. CORRECTION...

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