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Installation - Kenmore 253 Use And Care Manual

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This Owner's Guide provides specific operating
instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only as
instructed in this Use & Care Manual. Before starting the
refrigerator, follow these important first steps.
LOCATION
Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet.
Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
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.
INSTALLATION
Installation Clearances
Allow the following clearances for ease of installation,
proper air circulation, and plumbing and electrical
connections:
Sides & Top
3/8"
Back
1"
DOOR
OPENING
Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy access
to a counter when removing food. For best use of drawers
and freezer baskets, the refrigerator should be in a
position where both the refrigerator and freezer doors can
be fully opened.
TOE GRILLE
INSTALLATION
/ REMOVAL
To Remove Toe Grille:
1.
Open freezer and fresh food compartment doors.
2.
Working from left side of toe grille, slip your fingers between
top of toe grille and cabinet. Gently pull forward untilfirst set of
tabs are free. Slide your hand down past the free tabs and pull
forward again until the second set of tabs are free. Continue
this process until all tabs are free and the toe grille can be
removed. (See graphic at top of page in right column.)
To Install Toe Grille:
1.
Open freezer and
fresh food
compartment doors.
2.
Line up toe grille at
base of refrigerator,
making sure the four
bottom tabs are
resting through holes
at base of cabinet.
3.
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Cabinet
Starting from left side
of toe grille, press in on first top tab using your thumb
and push toe grille forward until it snaps in place. Continue
this process until all tabs aresnapped in place and toe
grille is secured to refrigerator.
LEVELING
All four corners of your refrigerator must rest firmly on a
solid floor. Your refrigerator is equipped with adjustable
front rollers to help level your unit. To ensure proper door
seal and assist door closing, the refrigerator should be
tilted 1/4" (6 mm), front to back.
To Level Your Refrigerator:
1.
Remove toe grille. (See "To Remove Toe Grille".)
2.
Use flat-blade screwdriver or 3/8" socket wrench
to adjust front rollers.
.
Check both doors to be sure seals touch cabinet on all
four sides.

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