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o Safety Instructions
o Grounding
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Requirements
o Starting the Refrigerator
o Adjusting the Controls
2, 3
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3
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4
4-7
8,
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o Food Storage Suggestions
o Features
2
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• Icemaker & Ice Dispenser
e Energy-Saving
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10, tl
Tips ..............................
e Care and Cleaning
12
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12, 13
e Before You Call for Service ................
e Vacation and Moving Precautions
e Warranty
14, 15
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Serial Number
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Chicago, tL 60684 U.S.A.
15
Back Cover
Please record the model number, serial number and date you purchased your Kenmore refrigerator
the spaces below. See pages 8 and 9 for model and serial number Iocation_
Model Number
9
in
Dote of Purchase
71280
71281
71288
71289
71570
71571
71578
71579
iMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
Read a]ll instructions
this appliance°
before using
WARNING-When using this appliance, always
exercise basic safety precautions, including the
following:
o Use this appliance
purpose as described
only for its intended
in this Owner's Manual°
e This refrigerator
must be properly installed
in accordance with the Attention
installer
Instructions
requirements
before it is used. See grounding
below and on page 3.
o Never unplug your refrigerator
by pulling on
the power cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull
straight out from the outlet.
e Repair or replace immediately
all electric
service cords that have become frayed or
otherwise
damaged.
Do not use a cord that shows
cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at
either the plug or connector end.
e When moving your refrigerator
away from
the wall, be carefu! not to roll over or damage
the power cord.
o Don't refreeze frozen foods which have
thawed comp|etely. The United States Department of
Agriculture in Home and Garden Bulletin No. 69 says:
"_,You may safely refreeze frozen foods that have
thawed if they still contain ice crystals or if they are
still cold--below
40°F.
'L,.Thawed ground meats, poultry or fish that have
any off-odor or off-color should not be refrozen and
should not be eaten. Thawed ice cream should be
discarded. If the odor or color of any food is poor
or questionable, get rid of it, The food may be
dangerous to eat°
"Even partial thawing and refreezing reduce the
eating quality of foods, particularly fruits, vegetables
and prepared foods° The eating quality of red meats
is affected less than that of many other foods. Use
refrozen foods as soon as possible to save as much
of their eating quality as you can:'
* If your aid refrigerator
is still around the
house but not in use, be sure to remove the
doors. This will reduce the possibility of danger
to children.
a Unplug
your refrigerator:
o After your refrigerator
is in operation,
do not
touch the cold surfaces, particularly
when
hands are damp or wet. Skin may adhere to the
extremely cold surfaces.
A. Before making any repairs° Note: We strongly
recommend that any servicing be performed by a
qualified individual.
e Do not place fingers or hands on the
automatic
icemaking mechanism while the
refrigerator
is plugged in. This will help protect
you from possible injury. It will also prevent
interference with the moving parts of the ejector
mechanism, or with the heating element that
releases the cubes.
C. Before replacing a burned-out light bulb, the
refrigerator
should be unplugged in order to avoid
contact with a live wire filament. (A burned-out light
bulb may break when being replaced°)
o Do not store or use gasoline or other flammable
vapors and llqulds in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance.
SAVE THESE iNSTRUCTIONS
Grounding
Requirements
properly
safety,
must
be
read
carefuUy.
Have wall outlet and circuit checked by a qualified
electrician to make sure outlet is properly grounded.
Where a standard two-prong wall outlet is
encountered, it is your personal responsibility and
obligation to have it replaced with a properly
grounded three-prong wall outlet.
METHOD
grounded.
The power cord of this
appliance is equipped
with a three-prong
(grounding) plug which
mates with a standard
Note: Moving control to OFF position does not
remove power to the light circuit.
l_portant_Pnease
To connect electricity
For personal
this appliance
B. Before cleaning.
PREFERRED
Fig 1
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GROUND EXtSTS
{NSURE PROPER
BEFORE USE
three-prong (grounding) walt outlet (Fig, 1) to minimize the
possibility of electric shock hazard from this appliance.
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, CUT OR
REMOVE THE THIRD (GROUND) PRONG FROM THE
POWER CORD.
Starting the Refrigerator
Use of adapter plug
Location
Because of potential safety hazards under certain
conditions, we strongly recommend against use of
an adapter plug. However, if you still elect to use an
adapter, where local codes permit, a TEMPORARY
CONNECTION may be made to a properly grounded
two-prong wall outlet by use of a UL listed adapter
(Fig° 2) available at most local hardware stores.
• Install the refrigerator
on a floor strong enough to
support it when it is fully loaded.
TEMPORARY
The larger slot in the
adapter must be aligned
with the larger slot in the
wall outlet to provide
proper polarity in the
connection of the power
cord.
o Do not install it where the temperature will go
below 60°1:. because it will not run often enough to
maintain proper temperatures°
• Do not install it next to your range, a heating vent
or where the sun will shine directly on it.
METHOD
(ADAPTER PLUGS NOT
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AUGN LArGe
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Clearances
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Allow the following clearances for ease of installation,
proper air circulation, and plumbing and electrical
connections:
Fta 2 _r_
GROUND AND
FIRM CONNECTION
Sides o. •3/4"
Top ........
1"
Back ......
Leveling
CAUTION: Attaching an adapter ground terminal
to the wall outlet cover screw does not ground the
appliance unless the cover screw is metal, and not
insulated, and the wall outlet is grounded through
the house wiring. You should have circuit checked
by a qualified electrician to make sure the outlet
is properly grounded.
Adjustable rollers behind the base grille enable
you to move the refrigerator away from the wall for
cleaning. These rollers should be set so the
refrigerator rests firmly on the floor with the front
raised just enough that the doors close easily when
opened about halfway.
When disconnecting
the power cord from the
adapter, always hold the adapter with one hand,,
If this is not done, the adapter ground terminal is
very likely to break with repeated use,
To adiust
the rollers:
o Remove the base grille°
Grasp it at the bottom
and pull it out.
Should the adapter ground terminal break,
DO NOT USE the appliance until a proper
ground has again been established.
Use of Extension
o Turn the roller adjusting
screws clockwise to raise
the refrigerator, counterclockwise to lower ito
Cords
Because of potential safety hazards under certain
conditions, we strongly recommend against the use
of an extension cord. However, if you still elect to use
an extension cord, it is absolutely necessary that it
be a UL listed 3-wire grounding type appliance
extension cord having a grounding type plug and
outlet and that the electrical rating of the cord be
!5 amperes (minimum) and 120 volts.
Use a blade-type
screwdriver. Both doors
should close properly
when bottom front edge
of refrigerator cabinet is about 3/4" from the floor.
o To replace the base
grille, line up the prongs
on the grille with the
clamps on the refrigerator
and push forward until
the grille snaps into place°
Electrical Requirements
The refrigerator should always be plugged into its
own individual electrical outlet--ll5 volt, 60 Hertz,
single phase AC. This is recommended for best
performance and to prevent overloading house
wiring circuits, which could cause a fire hazard
from overheating wires.
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Starting the Refrigerator
(continued)
Power Miser Switch
N
This switch is on the
temperature control panel,
Nom'lal
Controls
Your refrigerator
has two controls that let you
regulate the temperature
in the fresh food and
freezer compartments.
At first, set the Fresh Food control at "5" and the
Freezer control at "C'.
Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize,
whether you are setting the controls for the first time
or adjusting them later. Then, if you want colder or
warmer temperatures
in either compartment,
adjust
the controls one letter or number at a time.
To reduce the amount
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-of electricity
required
to operate your refrigerator,
be sure the switch
is pushed to the left position. This turns off the
heater in your refrigerator
that prevents moisture
from forming on the outside.
If moisture
forms on the outside
Food Storage Suggestions
To store unfrozen
How
• Always
temperatures:
Use milk test for fresh food compartment.
Place
a container of milk on the top shelf in the fresh food
compartment.
Check it a day later. If the milk is too
warm or too cold, adjust the temperature controls.
Use ice cream test for freezer compartment.
Place a container of ice cream in the center of the
freezer compartment+ Check it after a day. If it's too
hard or too soft, adjust the temperature controls,
Turning your household thermostat
below
60°F. at night? You may ,want to move the Freezer
control one step colder, as from "C" to "D'o Cooler
temperatures in the house may cause the compressor
to operate less frequently, thus allowing the freezer
compartment to warm somewhat.
To protect your frozen food supply, leave your
Freezer control at this new, colder setting for the
entire winter or for as long as you keep your
thermostat turned down.
Moving the Freezer control to a colder setting should
have no effect on your fresh food compartment.
However, if freezing occurs, turn the numbered
control one step warmer, as from "5" to "4".
When you stop turning the household thermostat
down at night, turn the refrigerator
temperature
controls back to their regular settings.
of the
refrigerator,
push the Power Miser Switch to
the right. The low-wattage
heater will warm the
outside of the cabinet and, under most conditions,
prevent the forming of moisture or water droplets.
Note: Turning the Fresh Food control to OFF turns off
cooling in both compartments--fresh
food and
freezer--but
does not shut off power to the
refrigerator.
to test
exteri0r
is 5
ColdOst _s 9
Temperature
w, en moislure appearson
Fresh Food Storage Tips
meats, fish and poultry:
remove store wrappings,
o Rewrap in foil, film or wax paper and refrigerate
immediately.
To store cheese, wrap well with wax paper or
aluminum foil, or put in a plastic bag.
o Carefully
wrap to expel air and help prevent mold.
• Store pre-packaged
you wish,
cheese in its own wrapping
if
To store vegetables,
use the vegetable drawers-they've been designed to preserve the natural
moisture and freshness of produce.
o Covering vegetables with a moist towel helps
maintain crispness_
= As a further aid to freshness, pre-packaged
vegetables can be stored in their original wrapping.
To store ice cream_Fine-quality
ice cream, with
high cream content, will normally require slightly
lower temperatures than more "airy" alreadypackaged brands with tow cream content.
• tt wil!
freezer
control
serving
be necessary to experiment to determine the
compartment location and temperature
setting to keep your ice cream at the right
temperature.
o The rear of the freezer compartment
colder than the front.
is slightly
Tips on freezing foods
Suggested Storage Times
DAYS
IN
REFRIGERATOR
AT
35 ° to 40°1:,
Eating quality
drops
after time shown
Fresh Meats
Roasts(Beef & Lamb)
3to5
3to5
3 to 5
3to5
3 to5
I to2
I to2
I to2
Roasts (Pork & Veal)
Steaks(Beef)
Chops (Lamb)
Chops (Pork)
,
Ground & Stew Moats
Variety Meats
Sausage(Pork)
MONTHS
IN
FREEZER
AT
O°F.
6to I2
4tog
6 to 12
6to9
3 to 4
3to4
3to4
I to2
Processed Meats
Bacon
7
7
7
3t05
3
...........
Frankfurters .........
Ham (Whole)
Ham (Half)
Ham (Slices) ....
LuncheonMeats .....
Sausage(Smoked)
.
Sausage(Dry & Semi-Dry)
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t to2
I to2
! to2
3 to 5
7
14 to 21
Freezing
not retainmended,
Cooked Meats
Cooked
& Turkey (Whole)
(Pieces) .....
especially
for
To freeze meat, fish and poultry, wrap well in
freezer-weight foil (or other heavy-duty wrapping
material) forming it carefully to the shape of the
contents. This expels air. Fold and crimp ends of
the package to provide a good r lasting sealo
Don't refreeze meat that has completely thawed;
meat, whether raw or cooked, can be frozen
successfully only once_
Limit freezing of fresh (unfrozen) meats or seafoods
to number of pounds at a time as follows:
Models 71280, 71281, 71288, 71289 ...........
19 pounds
Models 71570, 71571, 71578, 71579 ........
22 pounds
2 to 3
2 to 3
o Store like things together° This saves both time and
electricity because "you can find foods faster,
1 to 2
12
to
to
to
to
9
6
6
3
o Place the oldest items up front so they can be used
up promptly,,
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Turkey (Pieces)
.......
Duck & Goose (Whole)
Giblets
.....
2
2
2
2
• Use door bins for most often used items.
To save money in energy and food costs.°.
Cooked Poultry
Pieces (Covered with Broth)
Pieces (Not Covered)
Cooked Poultry Dishes
Fried Chicken
.......
than for meats
Most fruits and vegetables
Lean fish
..........
Fatty fish, roils and breads,
soups,stew, casseroles
Cakes.pies, sandwiches,
leftovers (cooked),
Ice cream (original
3. Use food wraps designed
freezing.
3 to 4
1 to 2
Fresh Poultry
(Other
2. Freeze fruits and vegetables
quickly after
picking. The sooner you do, the better the frozen
product wilt be, with less culling and sorting to do_
For convenience...
Meats and
Meat Dishes ......
Gravy & Meat Broth ....
Chicken
Chicken
1. Freeze only top.quality
foods. Freezing retains
quality and flavor; it cannot improve quality.
carton)
1
3
3
3
tO 2
to 4
to 4
to 4
& poultry)
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6
1
4 to 6
4
FREEZER
8-12 months
6-8 months
o Place most perishable items, such as milk, cream
or cottage cheese, toward the rear of the top shell
They will stay coldest in this part of the fresh food
compartment.
• Cover moist foods with tight lids, plastic film or foil.
2-3 months
o Leaf vegetables and fruits placed in drawers will
last longer when stored in closed plastic containers
or wrapped in plastic film.
1 month
o Do not overload your fresh food or freezer
compartment with a lot of warm food at once_
max,
Meats, fish and poultry purchased from the store
vary in quality and age; consequently, safe storage
times in your refrigerator
will vary.
New techniques are constantly being developed_
Consult the College or County Extension Service or
your local Utility Company for the latest information
on freezing and storing foods.
o Open the doors the fewest times possible to save
electrical energy.
o When going out of town for several days, leave
as few perishables as possible in the refrigerator.
Move the icemaker feeler arm to the OFF (up)
position and shut off water to the refrigerator°
Shelves and Storage Drawers
Adjustable
Handi Store
Shelves
(on models so equlpped)
Shelves in the fresh food and freezer compartments
are adjustable, enabling you to make efficient shelf
arrangements.
To remove a shelf:
Tilt the shelf up at front,
then lift it up and out of
the tracks on the rear
walt of the refrigerator_
This removable tilt-out
bin made of Lexan ®
polycarbonate
resin can
be located on the fresh
food or freezer
[_ Lift up
and out
compartment door. It
has been designed for
convenient storage of
those frequently-used
items that do not fit easily
into a door bin or soon-to-
To repRace a shelf:
Select desired shelf
height. With the shelf
front raised slightly,
engage the top lugs in
the tracks at the rear of
the cabinet. Then lower
the front of the shelf
be-used items that require
covered storage to keep from drying out,
toplug ---_'_
until it locks into position.
Removable
_\
[] Push up
Door Bins
Bins on both doors keep
often-used items handy,
can be carried to the work
area, and can be relocated
on the doors. Dividers can
be moved from side to side
to keep items such as small
jars and bottles so they
won't tip, spill or slide_
To open,
forward.
push the latch up and pull the bin handle
To avoid damaging the refrigerator,
make sure
the bin is closed and latched before closing the
refrigerator
door.
To remove a bin, lift it straight up until mounting
hooks disengage To relocate a bin, select desired
bin height° Engage the bin's hooks in slots on the
tracks on the door, and push in and down. Bin will
hook into place.
Handi Dishes
Cooking-serving-storage
dishes with durable lids fit
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into a rack that hangs on
the fresh food or freezer
To remove the bin, lift up and out of the bin housing,
compartment
door. Dishes
can be removed from and
returned to the rack as needed, and the rack can be
removed and relocated on either door in the same
manner as the door bins above.
To relocate
the Handi Store unit,
lift the bin
housing up and out of the slots on the door, move it
to the desired new location, and lower the hooks on
the housing into the slots on the door° You do not
have to remove the bin from the housing when
relocating the Handi Store unit.
Dishes and lids are safe for use in microwave ovens,
refrigerators,
freezers, and are dishwasher-safe.
Dishes only are safe in conventional ovens at
temperatures up to 400°I:.
Caution: Lids cannot withstand the heat generated in
conventional ovens. Dishes and lids are not designed
for range-top cooking or broiler use. Such use can be
hazardous.
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Storage Drawers
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Adjustable-Temperature
......
When this drawer
....
Meat Drawer
is
placed in the top 6 slots
on the left side and the
lever is set at COLDEST, air
from the freezer is forced
around the drawer to
MEATS
i FRESH
ZONE
keep it very coldo
Adjustable-Humidity
Nice 'N Fresh Drawer
You can move the drawer to any location for storage
of items other than fresh meats.
This sealed drawer is designed to keep unwrapped
foods fresh by retaining the natural moisture content
of foods such as:
e Artichokes
o Asparagus
• Beets,topped
0 Blueberries
oCarrots
• Celery
o Cherries
• Corn
• Currants
• Greens, leafy
• Lettuce
o Parsley
oPeas,green
• Plums
A variable
temperature
_u._
.......
control lever lets you
.::;: ,.
regutate the amount of
cotd air surrounding the
drawer° When the lever is
all the ,way up, the
damper over the opening
m
in the drawer is fully open
to provide the coldest
storage area,. When the
lever is all the way down,
the damper is fully closed, Normal refrigerator
temperatures
will be maintained..
0 Radishes
• Rhubarb
• Spinach
, Tomatoes,
ripe
?.
As in any refrigerated storage area, foods with strong
odors should be stored wrapped--foods
such as:
• Brussels
Sprouts
• Broccoli
oCabbage
• Cauliflower
o Green Onions
0 Turnips
• Parsnips
Adjustable-Humidity
Fruits 'N Vegetables Drawer
This sealed drawer is designed to provide
humidity storage for items such as:
oApples
• Apricots
o Grapes
oMushrooms
• Nectarines
• Oranges
• Peaches
oPears
The adjustable
humidity
drawers lets you regulate
entering the drawer.
o Raspberries
o Squash,
summer
Various in-between
settings may be selected,
Handi Freeze Slide-Out
lower
Drawer
This convenient drawer
and shelf to which it
attaches can be located
o Strawberries
• Tangerines
at any level in the
freezer compartment.
You can remove and
relocate it in the same
control on both
the amount of cold air
manner as you do the
adjustable shelves (see page 6)°
Slide the control all the way to the VEG
setting and the drawer provides higher humidity
levels recommended for most vegetables_
Store 'N Freeze Bin
(on some models)
Slide the control all the way to the FRUITS
setting to provide lower humidity levels
recommended for most fruits,
Adjustable extra-deep bin
holds bulky items such as
gallon cartons, and tilts
out for easy access. Bin
can be removed and
relocated on either the freezer or fresh food
compartment door°
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Features
Automatic
cemaker and ice Dispenser
o Dispense ice before filling glass with soda or
other beverage m|xes. This will prevent splashing
which is annoying and which, if the splash reaches
the ice selector switch, could cause it to stick or bind°
See separate Wafer Line Installation Requirements
induded in both the literature pack and on the back
of the refrigeratar.
An automatic icemaker and a dispenser provide
cubes and crushed ice through the freezer
compartment
door°
ice
• Beverages and foods should not be quickchilled in the ice storage bin. Cans, bottles or
food packages in the storage bin may cause the
icemaker to malfunction
Here's how they work:
When selector switch is
set at CUBED iCE...
(1) Automatic
fills the
o ice other than that produced by your
icemaker should not be added to the ice
icemaker
storage
bin_it
may not crush or dispense well.
If your refrigerator
is
operated before the
water connection is
made, remove the ice
storage bin and make
sure the icemaker feeler
arm is in the OFF (up)
position.
(2) ice storage bin.
(3) Pressure on ice
cradle activates
(4) motor-powered auger
and feeds cubes into
glass through the
(5) chute.
When switch is moved to CRUSHED ICE, baffle
in housing channels cubes through the
To remove the ice
storage bin, lift the
front of the bin and pull
the bin straight out while
supporting it at front
and rear.
(6) crusher and crushed ice falls into the glass
through the chute. Spills are caught in a
(7) recessed area°
Water is supplied automatically
to the icemaker by a
solenoid valve_ A connection to the household cold
water system is all that's needed_
important
Facts about Your Dispenser
e Your icemaker will produce eight cubes
per cycle--approximately
120 cubes in a 24-hour
period--depending
on freezer compartment
temperature, room temperature, number of door
openings and other use conditions_
To replace the ice
storage bin, slide it
back on the ice bin shelf_
If the bin does not go all
the way back, remove it
and rotate the drive
mechanism 1/4 turn_
Then push the bin back
again.
e Intermittent
dispensing
of ice is normal.
If ice flow interruption is more than brief, ice
clump(s) may be the cause and should be removed
following instructions on page 11.
e Avoid overfilling
glasses with ice and using
narrow or extra.tall
glasses. This can jam the
chute or cause the door in the chute to freeze shut_
Periodically open the freezer compartment
door and
look down into the chute. If ice is blocking the chute,
poke it through with a wooden spoon_
When water supply has been connected to
icernaker, move feeler arm to ON (down) position_
The ice cube mold will automatically
after cooling to freezing temperature,
normally freeze after several hours.
e To help keep blfs of ice from being sprayed
beyond the glass, place glass close to ice chute-but not so dose that it blocks outcoming ice_
e Do not dispense ice into thin
china or delicate
crystalmthey
from combined pressure of hand
against cradle and ice dropping
glasses, fine
can crack or chip
pressing them
into container_
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fill with water
and first cubes
When cubes are solidly frozen, they will be ejected
from the mold into the ice storage bin by means of a
sweeper arm° icemaking will continue until the feeler
arm senses that there are enough cubes in the bin
and halts the operation temporarily,
Be sure nothing
interferes with the swing of the feeler arm°
For maximum ice storage,
with your hand occasionally°
When dispensing ice, some crushed ice may be
dispensed even though you selected CUBED ICE. This
happens occasionally when a few cubes accidentally
get channeled to the crusher.
Sometimes a mound of snow will form on the door in
the ice chute. This condition is normal, and usually
occurs when you have dispensed crushed ice
repeatedly The snow will eventually evaporate.
level the stored cubes
To stop dispensing, release pressure from cradle
and withdraw slowly to catch last bits of ice,
When water supply has been connected to the
icemaken
remove the ice storage bin, move the
icemaker feeler arm to the ON (down) position, and
replace the bin.
Some slight dripping may occur following
dispensing of crushed ice. If excessive, wipe the spill
dry immediatety_
The ice cube mold automatically fills with water
after cooling to freezing temperatures.
First cubes
normally freeze after several hours.
Do not pour ,water in spill shelf because it is not selfdrainingmpour it in the kitchen sink. Clean the spill
shelf and its grille regularly--see
page 12.
NOTE: With a newly-installed
refrigerator,
allow
about 24 hours for freezer compartment to cool
down to proper icemaking temperatures.
If ice Clumps Form in Storage Bin.._
If ice is not used often, ice clumps can form in the
storage bin, resulting in temporary malfunction of
the dispenser mechanism. If this happens, remove
storage bin from freezer compartment,
break up
ice clumps with fingertip pressure and discard
remaining clumps°
Once your icemaker is in operation,
throw
away the first few batches of ice cubes. This will
flush away any impurities in the water lineo Do the
same thing after vacations or long periods when ice
isn't used°
CAUTION: Under certain rare circumstances, ice
cubes may be discolored, usually appearing with
a green-bluish hue. This unusual discoloration is
apparently due to a combination of factors such as
certain characteristics of local waters, household
plumbing and the accumulation of copper salts in an
inactive water supply line which feeds the icemaker.
Continued consumption of such discolored ice cubes
may be injurious to health. If your ice cubes are
discolored, discard them and contact your Sears
Service Center.
To Dispense
Replace bin before remaining
together.
cubes melt and fuse
if ice is not used often, old cubes will become
cloudy and taste stale. Empty the ice storage bin
periodically and wash it in lukewarm water°
Move Feeler Arm to OFF (Up)
Position When,..
o the home water supply is to be off for several hours.
• the ice storage bin is to be removed for a period
of time.
Ice
Set selector switch
to CUBED ICE or
CRUSHED ICE.
e going away on vacation_ (Also turn off the valve in
the water supply line to the refrigerator.)
If This Is Your First Icemaker...
Grip container gently
near the rim and press
rim firmly against ice
dispenser cradle.
You will hear occasional sounds that may be
unfamiliar. They are normal ice-making sounds and
are not cause for concern.
A water filter accessory kit to help purify off-tasting
incoming water and a water supply accessory kit to
help connect the icemaker to the cold water line
are optional at extra cost--see page 15,
CAUTION: Never put fingers or other objects into
the ice crusher discharge opening.
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Energy-Saving Tips
Protect the paint finish. The outside of the
refrigerator
has a high quality, baked-on paint finish.
With proper care, it ,will stay new-looking and rust-free
for years° Apply a coat of kitchen appliance wax when
the refrigerator is new and then at least twice a year°
e Don't open the doors more often than necessary.
o Close the doors as soon as possible,
hot, humid weather.
particularly
in
o Keep the Power Miser Switch in the left position
unless moisture forms on the cabinet in hot, humid
weather.
Inside
Clean the inside of the fresh food and freezer
compartments
at least once a year. Unplug the
refrigerator
before cleaning, If this is not practical,
wring excess moisture out of sponge or cloth when
cleaning around switches, lights or controls.
o Be sure the doors are closed tightly, Before leaving
the house or retiring for the night, check to be sure
the doors haven't been left open accidentally.
o Store only those foods requiring
your refrigerator.
refrigeration
in
Use warm water and baking soda solution--about
a tablespoon of baking soda to a quart of water. This
both cleans and neutralizes odors. Rinse thoroughly
with water and wipe dry.
o Wipe moisture from bottles and cartons before
putting them in the refrigerator.
• Keep foods covered to reduce moisture
inside the refrigerator.
buildup
Other parts of the refrigerator--including
door
gaskets, vegetable drawers and all plastic parts-can be cleaned the same way. Do not use cleansing
powders or other abrasive cleaners.
o If you turn the controls to the coldest position for
quick chilling or freezing, be sure to turn them back
to regular settings_
To help prevent odors, leave an open box of baking
soda in the rear of the refrigerator, on the top shelf.
Change the box every three months_ An open box of
baking soda in the freezer will absorb stale odors.
o Don't overcrowd your refrigerator.
Overcrowding
can require extra electrical energy to keep
everything cool,
I¸
Do not wash any plastlc parts from your
refrigerator
in your automatic dishwasher.
Care and Cleaning
Outside
Condenser
The ice dispenser
spill shelf should be wiped dry
immediately to prevent spotting. Water left on the
shelf may leave deposits that you can remove by
soaking in undiluted vinegar, You can also use a
paste of non-precipitating
water softener (such as
Calgon brand) and water, or one teaspoon of citric
acid powder per pint of hot tap water. Soak until the
deposit disappears or becomes loose enough to rinse
away. Usually 30 minutes soaking time is adequate.
Avoid using wax on the spill shelf and trim.
The door handles and trim
can be cleaned
The condenser is located behind the base grille.
For most efficient operation, you need to keep the
condenser clean. Turn temperature control to OFF°
Remove the base grille
(see page 3)_ Sweep
away or vacuum dust
that is readily accessible
on condenser coils, then
turn the control back ono
For best results, use a
brush specially designed
for this purpose. It is
available at your Sears store or service center. This
easy cleaning operation should be done at least
once a year.
with
a cloth dampened with a solution of mild liquid
dishwashing detergent and water. Dry with a soft
cloth. Don't wax handles or trim.
Keep the flnlsh clean. Wipe with a clean cloth
lightly dampened with kitchen appliance wax or
mild liquid dishwashing detergent_ Dry and polish
with a clean, soft cloth. Do not wipe the refrigerator
with a soiled dishwashing cloth or wet towel. They
may leave a residue that can harm the paint. Do not
use scouring pads, powdered cleaners, bleach or
cleaners containing bleach because these products
can scratch and weaken the paint finish.
Behind Refrigerator
Care should be taken in moving your refrigerator
away from the wall. All types of floor coverings can
be damaged, particularly cushioned coverings and
those with embossed surfaces° Pull the refrigerator
straight out and return it to position by pushing it
straight in. Moving your refrigerator
in a side
direction may result in damage to your floor
covering or refrigerator_
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I
Storage Drawers
Drawers at the bottom of the fresh food compartment
will stop before coming all the way out of the
refrigerator
to help prevent contents from spilling
onto the floor° The drawers can be removed easily
by grasping the sides and lifting up slightly while
pulling past the "stop" location.
5. Slide the other drawer
6, Replace the glass cover, pushing its rear edge
firmly into the rear frame channel and gently
lowering the front into place.
Handi Dishes and Lids
To remove the drawers
when the fresh food
Clean in automatic dishwasher or by hand with liquid
dishwashing detergent and water. You can remove
stains by soaking them in a bleach-and-water
solution--one
part chlorine bleach to three parts
water_ (Stubborn stains may require two or more
hours of soaking.) Use a plastic scouring pad to
remove burned-on soil. Do not use cleansing
powders or other abrasive cleaners_
compartment
door
cannot be opened fully:
I.Remove the drawer
farthest from the door.
2. Slide the other
drawer to the middle
and remove it,
3. Reach in, push
front of the cover
at the same time,
forward as far as
into place°
Handi
Store
(on models
the
up and,
pull it
it will
so equipped)
Clean in automatic dishwasher or by hand with liquid
dishwashing detergent and water.
come,,
Light Bulb Replacement
4. Upend, tilt and
remove the cover_
Unplug refrigerator
before
replacing
a light bulb,
Fresh food compartment.
An easily-accessible
60-watt butb is located at the top of the fresh food
compartment at front, center_ Replace with samesize, same-type bulb.
5. Remove the drawer
slide°
6. Remove the drawer
framer Lift the frame off
Freezer compartment.
A 40-watt appliance bulb is
located at the top left, rear of the freezer
compartment,
behind a snap-out light shield,
Replace with same-size, same-type bulb.
the supports at each
side, putt it forward,
upend it, tilt it and take
it out_
To replace:
i. Lower the frame until it rests on the supports at
each side.
2. Put the drawer slide
back on the frame, The
sloped end must be at
the front,
3. Slide one side of the
drawer onto the drawer
slide.
4. Move the slide and
the drawer all the way to
the hinge side and lift drawer until the other side of
the drawer rests on the frame.
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Before You Call for Service
Vibration or rattling
Savetime and money_Checkthis listof causesof minor
operatingproblemsyou can correct yourself_
Refrigerator does not operate
• If refrigerator vibrates,morethan likely it isnot resting
solidly on the floor_Thefront roller screwsneed adjusting,or
floor isweak or uneven,Referto page 3o
• May be in defrostcyclewhen motordoesnot operatefor
about35 minutes°
• if dishesvibrateon shelves,try movingthem. Slightvibration
isnormal,
o Temperaturecontrol in OFFposition°
oDefrostwater pan rattling, needsto be positionedproperly,
o tf interiorlight isnot on, refrigerator may notbe pluggedin at
wall outlet.
Foodsdry out
o if plugis secureand refri gerator fails to operate,plug lamp
into sameoutletto determine if there is trippedcircuit breaker
or burnedout fuse_
• Foodsnot covered,wrapped or sealed properly.
Motor operates for long periods
oTemperaturecontrol not set cold enough_Referto page4.
• Modernrefrigerators with more storagespaceand a larger
freezer require moreoperating timer
• Warmweather--frequent door openings,
o Normal when refrigerator isfirst deliveredto your home-usuallyrequires 24 hourstocompletely cool down_
• Packagemay be holding dooropen.
Freshfood or freezer compartment temperature too
warm
• Doorleft openfor longtimer
oLargeamountsof foodplacedin refrigerator to be cooled or
frozen_
Frost or ice crystals on frozen food
a Doormay have been left ajar or package holding dooropen,
• Hot weather--frequent door openings_
* Toofrequentor too long dooropenings,
• Door left open°
o Frostwithin packageis normal_
o Temperaturecontrols set toocold. See page4.
oCondenserneedscleaning. Referto page 12_
Slow ice cube freezing
oCheckENERGY-SAVING
TIPSon page 12,
• Doormay have been left ajar_
• Turntemperatureoffreezer compartment colder,
Operating sounds
Ice cubeshave odor/taste
o The highspeed compressor motor required to maintainnear
zerotemperaturesin the largefreezer compartment may
producehighersoundlevelsthan your oldrefrigerator°
• Old cubes need tobe discarded.Emptyicebin every 30days.
oIce storagebin needsto be washed_
• Normalfan air flow--one fan blowscold air throughthe
refrigerator and freezercomportments--another fan cools the
compressor motor_
oTheseNORMALsoundswill also be heardfrom time to time:
• Unsealedpackagesin refrigerator and/or freezer
compartments may be transmittingodor/tasteto icecubes,
oInteriorof refrigerator needscleaning, Referto page 12,
• Defrosttimer switch cricks at defrosk
Automatic icemaker does not work
e Defrostwater dripping.
o Icemaker feeler arm in OFF(up) position,
• Temperaturecontrol clicks ON or OFF
oWater suppJy
turned off or not connected°
• Refrigerantboiling or gurgling°
* Freezercompartment too warm.
• Crackingor poppingof cooling coils causedby expansionand
contraction duringdefrostand refrigeration followingdefrost,
* Cubestoosmall--water shutoffvalveconnecting refrigerator
to home water line may be clogged.
e Sometimescubes fuseto theside of the ice moldand hold the
feeler arm in the OFF(up) position.Removethis ice to restart
the icemaker,
• Icecubes droppinginto thebin and water running in pipesas
icemaker refills°
Motor starts & stopsfrequently
o Piledupcubes in storagebinmay cause icemakerto shutoff
prematurely_Withicemakerfeeler arm in OFF (up) position,
level cubes in bin byhand_
• Temperaturecontrol startsand stops motorto maintaineven
temperatures_Thisis normal.
e Whenreaching for cubes byhand, you may have pushedthe
feeler arm intotheOFF (up) positionby mistake.
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Cubedispenser
doesnotwork.
Water Filter Accessory
(optionalatextracost)
• No ice cubes_Removestorage container, If cubes are frozen
to wire arm, remove cubes_
Yourice cubes can only be as fresh-tasting as the water that
producesthem° That'swhy it's a good idea to purify the water
with a water filter.
No icecubes, kemaker or water supply turned ofL
• Irregular ice clumps in storage container_Break upas many
as you can with fingertip pressure and discard the remaining
clumps.
Thewater filter is an optional part at extra costand is available
fromyour SearsServiceCenter,Order Filter No.978488and it
may be installedin minuteswhen attachedto the inlet water
tube connection,
Moisture forms on outside of refrigerator
• Not unusual during periodsof high humidity.
Water Supply Accessory
• Move PowerMiserSwitch tothe right (see page4),
(optional
atextracost)
Kit
A water supplykit containing copper tubing,shut-offvalve,
fittingsand instructionsneededto connect the icemakertoyour
cold water line isalsoavailable from your Searsstoreor Sears
ServiceCenter,
Moisture collects inside
• Toofrequentor too tong door openings.
• in humid weather, air carries moistureintorefrigerator when
doorsare opene&
Moving Precautions
Water on floor
Disconnect
the powercord from the wall outlet, remove all food
and clean and dr'!the interior, Secureall loose itemsby taping
them securely in place, Keep the refrigerator in an upright
position duringactualmoving and in the van. Securethe
refrigerator in the van to preventmovement, and protect the
outsidewith a blanket,.
• Defrost water pan full, missingor not in position,
Hot air from bottom of refrigerator
• Norma_air flow cooling motor_In the refrigeration process,
it isnormal that heat be expelledin the area underthe
refrigerator° Somefloor coveringswill discolorat thesenormal
and safeoperating temperatures.Your floor covering supplier
shouldbeconsulted if you objectto thisdiscoloration°
Vacation Precautions
Forextended vocations or absences, shut offpowerto the
refrigerator, turnthe numberedcontrol to the OFFposition,
andcleon the interiorwith a baking soda solution of one
tablespoonof sodato one quartof water_Wipedry_Toprevent
odors, leave an openbox of sodain the refrigerator° Leavethe
doors open.
Interior light does not work
No powerat outlet.
a Light bulb needs replacing, Seepage 13.
Refrigerator has odor
For shorter vacations, removeperishablefoodsand leave
controls at their regular settings.However,if room temperature
isexpected to dropbelow 60°F_,follow the sameinstructionsas
for extended vacations.
o Foodwith strong odors shouldbe tightly covered°
• Checkfor spoiled food_
• Interior needs cleaning. Refertopage 12,
Seticemakertothe OFF(up) position and shut off watersupply
to refrigerator_
• Defrost water system needs cleaning.
Keepopen box of baking soda in refrigerator; replace every
three months_
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FULL ONE YEAR
WARRANTY ON REFRIGERATOR
FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
ON SEALED REFRIGERATION SYSTEM
For five years from the date of purchase, when this refrigerator
is operated and
mat ntained according to owner's instructions attached to or furnished with the product,
Sears will repair the sealed system (consisting of refrigerant, connecting tubing and
compressor motor), free of charge, if defective in material or workmanship.
The above warranty coverage applies only to refrigerators
which
are used for storage of food for private household purposes.
WARRANTY SERVICE IS AVAILABLE BY CONTACTING THE
NEAREST SEARS SERVICE CENTER/DEPARTMENT IN THE UNITED STATES,
This warranty
applies only while this product is in use in the United States°
This warranty gives you specific legal rights,
and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND COo, Dept. 731CR-W, Sears Tower, Chicago, IL 60684
SEARS SERVICE IS AT YOUR SERVICE
"{our Kenmore has added value when you consider
that Sears has nationwide service units staffed by
Sears-trained technicians.., professional technicians
specifically trained to see,ice SEARS appliances,
having the parts, tools and equipment to insure that
we meet our pledge to you.,. '5Ne Service What We SeE'
ADD TO THE VALUE OF YOUR KENMORE,
BUY A SEARS MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT
Sears Kenmore refrigerators
are designed, built and
tested for years of dependable use,. Yet any modern
appliance may need service from time to time_ The
Sears warranty plus the Sears maintenance
agreement give protection from unexpected repair
bills. Contact your salesperson or nearest service
center for details_
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Dept. 731CR-W, Sears Tower, Chicago, 1L60684
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