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Kenmore 253.12112 Series Use & Care Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Manual de Uso y Cuidado
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
English / Español / Français
P/N A01062001 (1408)
Sears Brands Management Corporation
Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Sears Canada Inc.
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2C3
253.12112*, 12402*, 12502*, 12512*, 12702*, 12912*,
21042*, 21242*, 22042*, 22442*, 22452*, 22742*



  Summary of Contents for Kenmore 253.12112 Series

  • Page 1 Use & Care Guide Manual de Uso y Cuidado Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien English / Español / Français Models/Modelos/Modèles: 253.12112*, 12402*, 12502*, 12512*, 12702*, 12912*, 21042*, 21242*, 22042*, 22442*, 22452*, 22742* Kenmore ® Freezer Congelador Congélateur P/N A01062001 (1408) Sears Brands Management Corporation Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
  • Page 2: Table Of Contents

    Record Model/ Important Safety Serial Numbers Instructions Please read and save Safety Precautions these instructions Do not attempt to install or operate your unit until you have read the safety precautions This Use & Care Guide provides specific in this manual. Safety items throughout this operating instructions for your model.
  • Page 3: Electrical Information

    Important Safety Instructions • Remove and discard any spacers used to WARNING secure the shelves during shipping. Small objects are a choke hazard to children. These guidelines must be followed to • Remove all staples from the carton. ensure that safety mechanisms in this Staples can cause severe cuts and also unit will operate properly.
  • Page 4: Warranty Information

    Warranty Information Warranty Information KENMORE LIMITED WARRANTY FOR ONE YEAR from the date of sale this appliance is warranted against defects in material or workmanship when it is installed, operated and maintained according to all supplied instructions. WITH PROOF OF SALE, a defective product will receive free repair or replacement at option of seller.
  • Page 5: Master Protection Agreements

    Master Protection Agreements Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new Kenmore ® product 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: First Steps

    First Steps This Use & Care Guide provides general NOTE installation and operating instructions The exterior walls of the appliance may for your model. We recommend using a become quite warm as the compressor service or kitchen contracting professional works to transfer heat from the inside. to install your appliance.
  • Page 7 First Steps CAUTION To allow door to close and seal properly, DO NOT let food packages extend past the front of shelves. Slide the shelf grommet into the grommet already in the unit wall until it is flush. To install the shelf grommet to the shelf: With the wire shelf installed, press the shelf grommet down onto the wire that is anchored into the appliance wall.
  • Page 8: Energy-Saving Tips

    First Steps Energy Saving Tips Once the inside surface snaps in place, continue the process by rolling the handle clip slightly outward and pressing down firmly to snap onto the outside surface. If installed • The appliance should be located in the incorrectly, the handle clip will not coolest area of the room, away from heat lay flat.
  • Page 9: Setting The Temperature Control

    Setting the Optional Features Temperature Control Cool Down Period NOTE • For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for Your appliance may have some, or all of the appliance to cool down completely. the features listed below. Become familiar The unit will run continuously for the first with these features, and their use and care.
  • Page 10: Care & Cleaning

    Optional Features Care & Cleaning Adjustable Interior Shelves CAUTION (some upright models) Damp objects stick to cold metal Multi-position adjustable interior shelves surfaces. Do not touch interior metal can be moved to any position for larger or surfaces with wet or damp hands. smaller packages.
  • Page 11 Care & Cleaning • A ½ inch garden hose adapter can be used to drain the freezer directly into a floor drain. If your model is not equipped Hose Adaptor with an adapter, one can be purchased at most hardware stores. •...
  • Page 12: Cleaning The Inside

    Care & Cleaning Cleaning the Inside Vacation and Moving Tips Short Vacations: Leave the freezer operating After defrosting, wash inside surfaces of the freezer with a solution of 2 tbsp. (25 g) of during vacations of less than three weeks. baking soda in 1 qt.
  • Page 13: Power/Freezer Failure

    Power/Freezer Failure NOTE Do not open freezer door unnecessarily if freezer is off for several hours. If a power failure occurs, frozen foods will stay frozen for at least 24 hours if the freezer is kept closed. If the power failure continues, pack seven or eight pounds of dry ice into the freezer every 24 hours.
  • Page 14 Before You Call CONCERN POTENTIAL CAUSE COMMON SOLUTION Appliance runs too • Room or outside • It’s normal for the appliance to work harder much or too long. weather is hot. under these conditions. • Appliance has recently • It takes 24 hours for the appliance to cool been disconnected for down completely.
  • Page 15 Before You Call CONCERN POTENTIAL CAUSE COMMON SOLUTION Vibrating or • Appliance is not level. It • Level the unit. Refer to “Leveling” in the First rattling noise. rocks on the floor when Steps Section. it is moved slightly. • Floor is uneven or •...