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Kenmore refrigerator user manual
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PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR
Compressor does not run.
Refrigerator runs too
much or too long.
Freezer control is set to "O".
Refrigerator is in defrost cycle.
Plug at wall outlet is
disconnected.
House fuse blown or tripped
circuit breaker.
Power outage.
Room or outside weather is
hot.
Refrigerator has recently been
disconnected for a period of
time.
Automatic ice maker is
operating.
Doors are opened too
frequently or too long.
Refrigerator/freezer
door may
be slightly open.
Freezer control is set too cold
(control found in refrigerator
section).
Refrigerator/freezer
gasket is
didy, worn, cracked, or poorly
fitted.
Condenser is dirty.
Set freezer control See Temperature Controls section.
This is normal for a fully automatic defrost refrigerator.
The defrost cycle occurs periodically, lasting about 30
minutes.
Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time-delay fuse.
Reset circuit breaker.
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.
Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it to run
more. Open doors less often.
Ensure refrigerator is level Keep food and containers
from blocking door. See PROBLEM section
OPENING/CLOSING
OF DOORS/DRAWERS.
Set refrigerator control to warmer setting until
refrigerator temperature is satisfactory. Allow 24 hours
for temperature to stabilize.
Clean or change gasket. Leaks in door seal will cause
refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired
temperatures.
Clean condenser. See Care & Cleaning Chart in Care
and Cleaning
section.
Compressor
goes off and
Thermostat keeps the
This is normal Refrigerator goes on and off to keep
on frequently,
refrigerator at a constant
temperature constant.
temperature.
TEMPERATURES
ARE TOO COLD
Freezer temperature too
Freezer control is set too cold.
Set freezer control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours
cold. Refrigerator
for temperature to stabilize.
temperature
is satisfactory.
Refrigerator temperature
Refrigerator control is set too
Set refrigerator control to a warmer setting. Allow 24
too cold. Freezer
cold.
hours for temperature to stabilize.
temperature
is satisfactory.
Food stored in drawers
Refrigerator control is set too
See solution above.
freezes,
cold.
Food stored in Meat
Meat Keeper Temperature
Adjust Meat Keeper Temperature Control to a lower
Keeper freezes (some
Control set too cold.
setting. (Meat should be stored at a temperature just
models),
below the freezing point for maximum fresh storage
time. It is normal for ice crystals to form due to the
moisture content of meat.)
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