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Care And Cleaning; Non-Use Periods - Kenmore Refrigerator Owner's Manual

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Care
and
Cleaning
(cont.)
Reconnect Power Cord. After clean-
ing, reconnect the power cord.
Odors. If an offensiveodor appears to
be lingering in the refrigerator or freezer,
the following procedures may eliminate
the problem. Always begin with Method
I. Use Method II only if the odor persists.
Method I
1. Unplug the unit.
2. Remove all food.
3. Thoroughly wash the inside of the
unit, including all shelves, drawers,
accessories and gaskets with a mix-
ture of 4 tablespoons of baking soda
dissolved in 1 quart of warm water.
Pay special attention to any corners_
crevices or grooves intowhich odor-
causing liquid may have seeped. Dry
thoroughly.
4. Return food to unit washing off all
bottles, jars and containers before
placing them into the refrigerator and
freezer.
5. Plug in the unit. Wait 24 hours before
checking to see if the odor has been
eliminated. If the odor is still present,
proceed with Method II.
Method II
1. Unplug the unit.
2. Remove all food, making arrange-
ments for food storage. (The inside of
the unit should already have been
washed as instructed in Method I.)
3. Place crisper drawers on the top
shelf of the refrigerator section.
4. Lightly crumple single sheets of
newspaper. Loosely pack and fill
entire refrigerator and freezer interior
with newspapers including, door
shelves, drawers and compartments.
5. Randomly place charcoal briquettes
throughout both compartments on
the crumpled newspaper.
6. Close the doors and let stand for
24 to 48 hours.
7. Remove the charcoal briquettes
and newspapers. Wash and dry
the inside of the unit as described
in Method I.
8. Plug in the unit. Wait for 24 hours
before checking to see if the odor
has been eliminated, then replace the
food.
Non-Use
Periods
Vacation Time. If you will be away for
vacation, remove perishable foods from
the unit. Shut off the ice maker by turn-
ing off the water supply to the refrigera-
tor and moving the icemaker wire arm
to its uppermost position.
Extended periods of non-use. If you
are going to be away for longer periods,
empty and unplug the unit. This will
reduce needless operation and assure
that food will not be spoiled if electrical
service is interrupted. Just clean the
unit as instructed in this manual and
prop open the doors so air can circulate
inside. Leave the unit unplugged. If the
refrigerator has an automatic icemaker,
turn off the water supply to the
refrigerator.
When You Move. Unplug the unit and
clean it. Use strapping tape or masking
tape to secure all trays, shelves and
other parts to prevent damage during
shipment. Do not leave the unit closed
for an extended period of time.
CAUTION
To Avoid Property Damage do
NOT use tape that has "perma-
nent" type adhesive.
if the
Refrigerator
Will Be
Stored.
If the refrigerator will be stored or
remain unused in a sub-freezing envi-
ronment, remove the water and protect
the water valve from damage as follows:
1. Disconnect the refrigerator from the
electrical power source.
2. Shut off the refrigerator water supply.
This can be done at the saddle valve
where the 114"copper supply tubing
joins the household water line. Refer
to illustration on back of cabinet.
TYPICAL WATER VALVE COUPLING
Dual solenoid
coil
is shown
V4" Plastic
Tube With
Anti-Kink
Spring
Hose
Fitting
Adaptor
Fitting
Brass
Sleeve
Brass
Nut
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