¢onten_s
o Safety Instructions
• Grounding
............................
Requirements
o Starting the Refrigerator
o Adjusting
the Controls
2
................
2, 3
..............
3, 4
.....................
4
o Energy Saver Switch ...........................
o Food Storage Suggestions
4
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4-6
o IceService..................................
7
e Features
..............................8,9
o Energy-Saving
Tips .......................
o Care and Cleaning
10
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10, 11
o Vacation and Moving Precautions .............
o Before You Call for Service ....................
o Reversing Door Swing
o Warranty
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13-15
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 location.
Model
Number
Serio{ Number
11
12
in
Date of Purchase
SEARS, ROEBUCK AND CO., Chicago, IL 60684 U.S.A°
70141, 70148, 70t51_ 70158, 7017t, 70178.
79871, 79878 with Automatic
Icemaker
60141, 60148, 60151, 60158.60171, 60178.
69871, 69876, 69878 equipped for future
Automatic
Icemaker installation
SAFETY
Read aH instrucHons
this appUia.ce.
before
RUC1FBONS
uslng
• Don't refreeze
WARNING-When using this appliance, always
exercise basic safety precautions, including the
following:
o Use this appliance
purpose as described
"_ You may safely refreeze frozen foods that have
thawed if they still contain ice crystals or if they are
still cold--below
40°Fo
only for its intended
in this Owner's Manual.
",._Thawed ground meats, poultry or fish that have
any of Fodor or of Fcolor should not be refrozen and
should not be eaten_ Thawed ice cream should be
o This refrigerator
must be properly installed
in accordance with the Attention
installer
instructions
requirements
frozen foods which have
thawed completely. The United States Department of
Agriculture in Home and Garden Bulletin No. 69 says:
discarded. If the odor or color of any food is poor
or questionable, get rid of ito The food may be
dangerous to eat°
before it is used. See grounding
below and on page 3o
"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';
e Never unplug your refrigerator
by pulling on
the power cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull
straight out from the outlet
o 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 if your old 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_
o When moving your refrigerator
away from
the wall, be careful not to roll over or damage
the power cord.
o Unplug your refrigerator:
" 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 If your refrigerator
has an icemaker, 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° tt 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,)
e Do not operate your refrigerator
presence of explosive fumes.
SAVE THESEINSTRUCTIONS
B. Before cleaning.
Note: Turning control to OFF position
remove power to the light circuit°
in the
Grou, chng Requirements
"_porgan#--Pnease
To connect electricity
For personal safety,
this appliance
must be
properly grounded.
does not
rea_l carefu_my.
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
obligation to have it replaced with a properly
grounded three-prong wall outlet_
METHOD
PREFERRED
The power cord of this
appliance is equipped
with a three-prong
GROUND
EXISTS
y
INSURE PROPER
Fig
BEFORE USE
(grounding) plug which
mates with a standard
three-prong (grounding) wall outlet (Fig_1) to minimize the
possibility of electric shock hazard from this appliance.
and
DO NOT, UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES, CUT OR
REMOVE THE THSRD (GROUND) PRONG FROM THE
POWER CORD.
2
S ar ing
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..
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,
TEMPORARY
(ADAPTI_
ALIGN
y'r
II
_PP'_"
_
.
il '_
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_ _i
Ir'_
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Allow the following clearances for ease of installation,
proper air circulation, and plumbing and electrical
connections:
Sides .... 3/4"
_NSURE PROPER
GROUNDAND
Top ..........
1"
Back ......
1"
FiRM CONNECT!ON
BEFORE
us_
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.,
To adjust
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°
the rollers:
o Remove the base grilte_
Grasp it at the bottom
and pull it out_
Should the adapter
ground termina!
break,
DO NOT USE the appliance
until a proper
ground has again been esfrablished,
Use of Extension
vent
Clearances
_'_-_.-._
LARGE
PRONGS/SLOTS
I I
o Do not install it next to your range, a heating
or where the sun will shine directly on it.
METHOD
PLUGS NOT
Fig 2 _t
o Do not install it where the temperature will go
below 60°Fobecause it will not run often enough to
maintain proper temperatures.
o Turn the roller adjusting
screws clockwise to raise
the refrigerator, counterclockwise to Mower it0 Use
a blade-type screwdriver°
Both doors should close
properly when bottom
front edge of refrigerator cabinet is about 3/4"
from the floor°
Cords
Because of potential safety hazards under certain
conditions, we s_rong_y recommend
against the
use of an extension
cord. However, if you still elect
1o 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 t5
amperes (minimum) and 120 volts,
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,
or 100 volt, 50 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,
3
S ar
me Refrigerator
(continued)
Energy Saver Switch
.Q
COLDER
9 iS COLDEST
FREEZER COHTROL
Temperature
This switch is on the
temperature control panel,
ENERGY
SAVER
To reduce the amount
FRESH FOOD CONTROL
s_"_"_'_°_"_"_"_°"'_'°"tL_-J\l_'_'
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.
Controls
Your refrigerator
has two controls that let you
regulate the temperature
in the fresh food and
freezer compartments°
If moisture
forms on the outside
of the
refrigerator,
push the Energy Saver 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.
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.
Food S o *age Suggestions
Note: Turning the Fresh Food control to OFF turns off
cooling in both compartments--fresh
food and
freezerwbut
does not shut off power to the
refrigerator°
To store unfrozen
How to test temperatures:
= Always remove store wrappings.
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.
o Rewrap in foil, film or wax paper and refrigerate
immediately.
Use
• Carefully
ice cream
test
for
freezer
HI
Fresh Food Storage Tips
meats,
fish and poultry:
To store cheese, wrap welt with wax paper or
aluminum foil, or put in a plastic bag.
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.
wrap to expel air and help prevent mold_
o 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.
Turning your household thermostat
below
60°F. at night? You may want to turn the lettered
control one step colder, as from "C" to "D'J Cooler
temperatures in the house may cause the compressor
to operate less frequently, thus allowing the freezer
compartment to warm somewhat,
o Covering vegetables
maintain crispness.
with a moist towel helps
e As a further aid to freshness, pre-packaged
vegetables can be stored in their original wrapping°
To protect your frozen food supply, leave your
lettered control at this new, colder setting for the
entire winter or for as long as you keep your
thermostat turned down.
To store ice cream_Fine-quality
ice cream, with
high cream content, wil! normally require slightly
lower temperatures than more "airy" alreadypackaged brands with low cream content.
Turning the lettered 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"'
o it will
freezer
control
serving
be necessary to experiment to determine the
compartment
location and temperature
setting to keep your ice cream at the right
temperature.
e The rear of the freezer compartment
colder than the front.
When you stop turning the household thermostat
down at night, turn the refrigerator
temperature
controls back to their regular settings.
4
is slightly
Suggested
Storage
Tips on freezing foods
Times
DAYS
tN
REFRIGERATOR
Eating quality
drops
after time shown
MONTHS
IN
FREEZER
AT
35 ° to 40°F.
AT
OaF.
Roasts (Beef 8, Lomb) .......
3 to 5
6 to 12
Roasts(Pork&Veal) .....
Steaks(Beef) ........
Chops (Lamb) ........
Chops (Pork) .........
Ground & Stew Meats ,, _
3 to5
3 to 5
3 to 5
3 to 5
I to 2
4 to8
6 to 12
6 to9
3 to 4
3 to 4
Variety
1 to 2
3 to 4
I to 2
1 to2
7
7
t
½
7
3 to 5
3
3 to 5
1 to 2
1 to 2
I to 2
Freezing
Fresh Meats
Meats
..........
Sausage(Pork) .......
processed Meats
Bacon ..................
Frankfurters
.........
Ham (Whole)
..........
Ham (Half)
...........
Ham (Slices}
.........
Luncheon Meats
......
Sausage(Smoked) .......
Sausage(Dry & Semi-Dry)
7
14 to 21
not recommended_
Cooked Meats
Gravy
& Meat
.......
4
tO
....
Broth
3
Meats and
Meat Dishes
....
Cooked
I to 2
2to3
2t03
Fresh Poultry
Chicken
& Turkey (Whole)
,
Chicken(Pieces) ........
1 to 2
_ to 2
] to 2
} to 2
..........
Turkey (Pieces)
Duck & Goose (Whole)
Giblets ................
1 to 2
....
12
9
6
6
3
Cooked Poultry
Pieces (Covered with Broth)
Pieces (Not Covered) .....
Cooked Poultry Dishes
,,
Fried Chicken ..........
(Other
than
}
3
3
3
to
to
to
to
2
4
4
4
for meats & poultry)
.......
.....................
Most fruits and vegetables
Lean fish
Fatty fish,rolls and breads,
soups,stew, casseroles ................
6
1
4 to 6
4
FREEZER
8-12 months
6-8 months
2-3 months
1. Freeze only top.quality
foods. Freezing retains
quality and flavor; it cannot improve quality.
2. Freeze fruits and vegetables quickly after
picking_ The sooner you do, the better the frozen
product will be, and you wilt have less culling and
sorting to don
3. Use food wraps designed especially for
freezing; they're readily available at most food
stores.
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, lasting seal
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 69871, 69876, 69878, 79871, 79878
17 pounds
Models 60141, 60148, 60151, 60158, 60171, 60178
70141, 70148, 70151, 70158, 70171, 70178
19 pounds
...........................
Forconvenience...
o Store like things together., This saves both time and
electricity because you can find foods faster.
o Place the oldest
up promptly.
o Use shelves
items up front so they can be used
on the door for most often
To save money
in energy
and food
used items.
costs
e Place most perishable items, such as milk, cream
or cottage cheese, toward the rear of the top shelf.
They will stay coldest in this part of the fresh food
compartment.
Cakes, pies, sandwiches,
leftovers(cooked),
Icecream (original carton) ............
• Cover moist foods with tight lids, plastic film or foil,
1 month 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,
e Leaf vegetables and fruits placed in drawers wilt
last longer when stored in closed plastic containers
or wrapped in plastic film.
• Do not overload your fresh food or freezer
compartment
with a lot of warm food at once.
e Open the doors the fewest times possible to save
electrical energy,
e When going out of town for several days, leave
as few perishables as possible in the refrigerator°
If your refrigerator has an icemaker, move the
icemaker feeler arm to the OFF (up) position and
shut off water to the refrigerator°
(continued
next page)
Shewes
Adjustable
Storage
Shelves
D 'awers
Fruit and Vegetable
Drawers
Shelves in the fresh food compartment are adjustable,
enabling you to make efficient sheff arrangements_
To remove shelves:
Tilt the shelf up at front,
then lift it up and out of
the tracks on the rear
wall of the refrigerator..
The Nice 'N Fresh drawer is designed to keep
unwrapped foods fresh by retaining the natural
moisture content of foods such as:
To replace shelves:
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
until it locks into position.
• Artichokes
Asparagus
e Beets,topped
• Blueberries
o Carrots
Tempered glass shelves, on models so equipped,
adjustable in the same manner.,
• Lettuce
o Parsley
• Peas, green
o Plums
oRadishes
o Rhubarb
oSpinach
• Tomatoes,
ripe
As in any refrigerated storage area, it is recommended
that foods with strong odors be stored wrapped-foods such as:
are
e Broccoli
o Brussels
Sprouts
Door Shelves
Shelves on both doors
keep frequently-used
items within easy reach.
Two shelves have a
divider that can be
moved from side to side
to keep items such as
small jars and bottles
so they won't tip, spill
or slide..
oCelery
o Cherries
o Corn
• Currants
• Greens, leafy
tI
• Cabbage
Cauliflower
0 Green Onions oTurnips
oParsnips
The Crisper is designed to provide
storage for items such as:
eApples
• Apricots
• Grapes
oMushrooms
oNectarines
o Oranges
0 Peaches
0 Pears
lower humidity
• Raspberries
• Squash,
summer
oStrawberries
o Tangerines
Handi-Keeper
This sealed drawer is
designed for lunch meat,
snacks, cheese, bacon
and spreads as well as
for temporary storage of
fresh meats you do not
want to freeze, It can be
removed and taken to
Two- Position Freezer Shelf
On models without an
automatic icemaker, the
shelf in the freezer
compartment
can be
relocated for extra
storage flexibility.
the food preparation area_ And the drawer and shelf
to which it attaches can be relocated at any level to
suit your food storage needs_
To relocate the shelf, lift
one side and move it
sideways to free the
ends of the shelf from the holes in the walls,. Then tilt
the shelf and take it out. To reinstall the shelf, first
insert one end and then the other into the second set
of holes.
6
Automatic
Icemaker
Move feeler
(on icemaker-equipped
model)
Feeler Arm in
!cemaker
OFF position
o the ice storage bin is to be removed for a period
of time°
o going away on vacation. (Also turn off the valve in
the water supply line to the refrigerator.)
If ice is not used often,
cloudy and taste stale.
icemaker, keep the
icemaker feeler arm in
the OFF (up) position_
periodically
the water supply and
ice Storage Bin
the water has been
turned on, be sure the freezer shelf is in the lower
position for icemaking and move the ice storage bin
into place under the
Feeler Arm
and wash it in lukewarm
water°
in
¢position
If this is your first icemaker,
you will hear
occasional sounds that may be unfamiliar. They are
normal ice-making sounds and are not cause for
concern_
Ice Trays
(on model without automatic icemaker)
To release ice cubes, turn the tray upside down,
hold it over a container, and twist both ends.
For only one or two--ice
_
\
/
/
cubes, leave the tray right-/_!/_:____k_
The ice cube mold will
side
automatically
fill with
water after cooling to
freezing temperature,
and first cubes normally
freeze after several hours.
slightly, and remove as
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.
Automatic
For maximum
ice storage,
with your hand occasionally.
Once your icemaker
the first few batches
old cubes will become
Empty the ice storage bin
/
When the refrigerator
has been connected to
icemoker_ Then move
the feelerarm to the
ON (down) position.
when:
• the home water supply is to be off for several hours.
See separate Water Line Installation Requirements
included in both the literature pack and on the back
of the refrigerator.
if your refrigerator
is
operated before wa_er
is connected to the
arm to OFF (up) position
up, twist
both
ends
_.__
__/_L_
_
many cubes as you want.
_
_
Wash ice trays in lukewarm water only. Do not
put them in an automatic dishwasher.
level the stored cubes
is in operation, throw away
of ice cubes. This will flush
away any impurities in the water line_ 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_
Icemaker Accessory Kit
(optional at extra cost)
tf your refrigerator
did not come already equipped
with an automatic icemaker, you may add one_
contact your Sears store or Sears Service Center.
Water Filter Accessory
(optional
at extra
cost)
Your ice cubes can only be as fresh-tasting as the
water that produces them. That's why it's a good
idea to purify the water with a water filter°
The water filter is an optional part at extra cost and
is available from your Sears Service Center. Order
Filter Noo978488 and it may be installed in minutes
when attached to the inlet water tube connection.
Water Supply Accessory
Kit
(optional at extra cost)
A water supply kit containing copper tubing, shut-off
valve, fittings and instructions needed to connect the
icemaker to your cold water line is also available
from your Sears store or Sears Service Center_
Features
///
/
/
\
\
FLEXfDLE
1CE CU_E TRAYS
Typist bet_ et_ds el those trays and i_e ¢_bas empty
h_o o container or cubo_ c_n b_ II_le_out on_ by
_ne. A_i_o_lo
only on m_dol_ wtlhout
an au{om_llC
icemokor
EnergyoSaving Tips
o Don't open the doors more often than necessary.
o Close the doors as soon as possible, particularly
hot, humid weather.
refrigerator
before cleaning, If this is not practical,
wring excess moisture out of sponge or cloth when
cleaning around switches, lights or controls.
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 Keep the Energy Saver Switch in the left position
unless moisture forms on the cabinet in hat, humid
weather,
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
Other parts of the refrigerator--including
door
gaskets, vegetable drawers, ice trays and all plastic
parts--can be cleaned the same way_ Do not use
cleansing powders or other abrasive cleaners_
in
To help
soda in
Change
baking
o Wipe moisture from bottles and cartons before
putting them in the refrigerator,
o Keep foods covered to reduce moisture
inside the refrigeratoc
buildup
I
o If you turn the controls to the coldest position for
quick chilling or freezing, be sure to turn them back
to regular settings.
t
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.
Care and Cleaning
Outside
and trim
can be cleaned 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.
Condenser
The condenser is located behind the kiase grille°
For most efficient operation, you need to keep the
condenser cleam Turn temperature control to OFE
Remove the base grille
(see page 3)_ Sweep
away or vacuum dust
that is readily accessible
on condenser coils, then
turn the control back on_
For best results, use a
brush specially designed
Condenser
for this purpose_ tt is
available at your Sears store or service center_ This
easy cleaning operation should be done at least
once a year_
Keep the f_nish dean. 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°
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 rustfree for years. Apply a coat of kitchen appliance wax
when the refrigerator
is new and then at least twice
Storage Drawers
a year,
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" Iocation_
Inside
Clean the inside
compartments
Do not wash any
plastic
parts from
your
refrigerator
in your
automatic
dishwasher.
Behind Refrigerator
• Don't overcrowd your refrigerator. Overcrowding
can require extra electrical energy to keep
everything cool_
The door handles
prevent odors, leave an open box of baking
the rear of the refrigerator, on the top shell
the box every three months° Arropen box of
soda in the freezer will absorb stale odors,
of the fresh food and free=er
at least once a year. Unplug the
10
t
I
To remove the drawers
when the fresh food
compartment
door
cannot be opened fully:
Light BuJb Replacement
A light bulb and socket are located at the top of the
fresh food compartment opposite the temperature
control dial_ To replace a
burned-out bulb0 unplug
the refrigerator, unscrew
the bulb, and replace it
with a similar size
1. Remove the drawer
farthest from the door.
2. Slide the other
drawer to the middle
and remove iL
appliance
3. Reach in, push the
front of the cover up and,
at the same time, pull it
forward until it clears the
frame on the back.
When you go on vacation
vacations
or absences,
shut off
power to the refrigerator, turn the control to the OFF
position and clean the interior with a baking soda
solution of one tablespoon of baking soda to one
quart of water Wipe dry. To prevent odors, leave an
open box of baking soda in the refrigerator° Leave
the doors open
For extended
4. Tilt and remove the
cover.
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5. Remove the 3 drawer
slides°
6. Remove
bulb.
For shorter vacotions,
remove perishable foods
and leave controls at their regular settings_ However,
if room temperature is expected to drop below 60°F.
follow the same instructions as for extended vacations_
the drawer
frame as follows:
o Lift the front of the
frame to free it from the
If your refrigerator
has on icemoker,
move the
icemaker feeler arm to the OFF (up) position and be
sure to shut off the water supply to the refrigerator°
supports at each side.
o Lift the rear of the frame to free its hooks from the
tracks on the back walt of the refrigerator.
o Tilt the frame and take it out.
When you move
To replace:
1. Fit the hooks on the drawer frame into the
second-from-the-bottom
slots on the tracks at the
Disconnect the power cord from the wall outlet,
remove all food, and clean and dry the interior_
rear of the refrigerator
and lower the front of the
frame until it locks into position and rests on the
front supports at each side°
sloped ends must be at
the front.
3. Slide the center and
right drawer slides
toward the middle and
slide the first drawer all
the way into them°
all the way to the right.
such as shelves and drawers
by taping them securely
in place to prevent damager
Be sure the refrigerator
stays in an upright position
during actual moving and in the van_ It must be
secured in the van to prevent movement_ Protect
outside of refrigerator
with a blanket.
2. Put the drawer slides
back on the frame. The
4. Slide the first drawer
Secure all loose items
Slope_d
end
5. Mount the other
drawer onto the center
and left slides.
6. Replace the cover, pushing its rear edge firmly
into the rear frame channel and gently lowering
the front into place.
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Before You CaN for Service
Savetime andmoney_
Checkthis list of causesof minoroperating
problemsyoucancorrectyourseff
Foodsdry out
oFoods
notcovered,wrappedor sealedproperly
Refrigerator does notoperate
eMaybe indefrostcyclewhenmotordoesnotoperatefor about35
minutes.
Freshfoodor freezer compartmenttemperature too warm
oTemperature
controlin OFFposition
oIf interiorlight isnoton,refrigeratormaynotbepluggedin atwalt
outlet,
* Doorleft openfor longtime.
, Packagemaybe holdingdoor openor blockingair ductinfreezer
compartment,
oTemperature
controF
notsetcoldenough.Refertopage4.
* Warmweather-frequentdooropenings_
• ff p_ugis secureandrefrigeratorfansto operate,plug lampor small
applianceintosameoutlettodetermineif thereis trippedcircuit
breakeror burnedoutfuse
Frostor icecrystalson frozenfood
"Door mayhavebeenleftaiar or packageholdingdooropen.
, Toofrequent
or toofangdoor openings.
QFrostwithin packageisnormal.
Motoroperatesfor tong periods
• Modernrefrigeratorswith morestoragespaceanda _argerfreezer
compartmentrequiremoreoperatingtime
• Normalwhenrefrigeratoris first deliveredto yourhome--usually
requires24hourstocompletelycooldown
oLargeamountsof foodplacedin refrigeratortobe cooledor frozen
Slowicecubefreezing
* Doormayhavebeenleft ajar,
* Turntemperature
of freezercompartmentcolder
',Hotweather-frequent dooropenings.
Icecubeshaveodor/taste
oOld cubesneedtobediscarded.
e Door)eft open
• Temperature
controlsare settoocold.Referto page4.
* Icestoragebin needstobe emptiedor washed.
* Unsealedpackagesinrefrigeratorand/or freezercompartmentsmay
be transmittingodor/taste
to icecubes,
o Condenser
needscleaning.Referto page10.
• CheckENERGY-SAVING
TIPSon page10.
oInteriorof refrigeratorneedscleaning.Raterto page10.
Motor starts& stopsfrequently
•Temperature
control
starts
andstops
motortomaintain
even
temperatures.
Thisisnormaf.
Automaticicemakerdoesnot work
oIcemakerfee}orarmin OFF(up)position.
o Watersupplyturnedoff or notconnected,
. Freezercompartmenttoowarm.
* Cubes
toosmall-water shutoffvalveconnectingrefrigeratorto home
waterline maybe clogged.
oSometimescubesfuseto thesideof theicemoldandhold thefeeler
armintheOFF(up)position,Remove
thisicetorestarttheicemaker.
oPiledupcubesinstoragebin maycauseicemakertoshutoff
prematu'rely,
Withicemakerfeelerarmin OFF(up)position,leve_
cubesinbin byhand.
oWhenreachingforcubesbyhand,youmayhavepushedthefeeler
armintotheOFF(up)positionby mistoke_
Vibrationor rattling
• If refrigeratorvibrates,morethanlikely it isnot restingsolidlyonthe
floor,Thefront roller screwsneedadiusting,or floor isweakor uneven.
Referto page3,
'JIf dishesvibrateon shelves,try mo,_ing
them Stightvibrationis
normal.
Operatingsounds
oThehiqhspeedcompressormotorrequiredto maintainnearzero
temperaturesin thelargefreezercompartmentmayproduceh gher
soundlevelsthanyourold refrigerator
. Normat{onair flow--onefan blowscoldair throughtherefrigerator
andfreezercompartments-anotherfan coolsthecompressormotor,
. TheseI'40RMAL
soundswin alsobeheardfromtimeto time:
Moistureformsonoutsideof refrigerator
oNotunusualduringperiods
ofhighhumidity,
oMoveEnergy
SaverSwitchtothe right(seepage.4),
-Defrosttimerswitchclicksat defrost,
Moisturecollectsinside
-Defrostwaterdripping.
-Temperature
controlclicksONor OFF.
oToofrequentor toolongdooropenings_
* inhumidweather,air carriesmoisture
intorefrigerator
whendoors
areopened_
-Refrigerant
boilingor gurgling.
-Crackingor popping
of coolingcoilscausedbyexpansionand
contractionduringdefrostandrefrigerationfollowing
defrost,
-Ice cubesdroppingintolhe bin andwaterrunningin pipesas
icemokerrefills,
Refrigeratorhasodor
oFoodwithstrongodorsshouldbetightlycovere&
oCheckforspoiled
food,
, Interiorneedscleaning.Refertopage10_
Hotair from bottomofrefrigerator
oNormalair flowcoolingmotor,in therefrigerationprocess,
it is
normalthat heatbeexpelledin theareaunderthe refrigerator,Some
floorcoveringswill discolorat thesenormalandsafeoperating
temperatures,Yourfloorcoveringsuppliershouldbeconsultedif
youobjectto thisdiscobration
e Keepopenboxofbakingsodain refrigerator:replaceeverythree
months.
Interiorlight doesnot work
oNopowerat outleL
aLightbulbneedsreplacing.Seepage11.
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Reversing
Door Swing
Your refrigerator
has reversible doors so the door
opening can be changed to suit "four particular
needs, These instructions tell you how to change the
hinges from the right side to the left side. if you ever
want to change the hinges back to the right side,
follow these same instructions--merely
reverse all
references to left and right°
Step 3--Removing
o Read these instructions
(c) Remove tape and tilt
door away from cabinet°
Remove and save washer
all the way through
(a) Tape door shut with
masking tape,
to avoid scratching
before
painL
on hinge pin,
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o Set screws down by their related parts to avoid
using them in the wrong places°
e Provide a non-scratching
work surface for the
from pin in bottom hinge
bracket.
o Caution: Do not let either door drop to the ftoor_
To do so could damage the door stop,
o Putty knife or
o 3/8" socket and ratchet
thin.bladed
FRESH FOOD
screwdriver
Removing the doors
Reversing
Stop 1--Genera!
from its electrical
(b) Empty all door shelves, including
butter bin.
Step 2JRemoving
the freezer
and
Hinge
(b) With Phillips
screwdriver, remove hinge
cover. With T20 Torxdriver,
remove 2 Torx screws that
on cabinet
bottom
(a) Take out two Torx
trim-plate screws from
the bottom left side of
the cabinet and remove
the trim plate.
door
(a) Tape door shut with
masking taper
hardware
Step l_Transferrlng
the left side.
outlet°
handi-bin
DOOR
Caution: Do not let
either door drop to
the floor. To do so
could damage the
door stop.
(a 6-point socket is recommended)
(a) Unplug refrigerator
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BRACKET
do not swing open_
tape
o T20 Torxdriver
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(e) Set door outside-up
on o non-scratching
surface° Make sure
handi-bin and butter bin
Tools required
• Masking
H|NGE
PIN
(d) Lift door straight up
to free its bottom socket
doors,
• Phillips screwdriver
PLASTIC WASHER
(b) Remove hinge pin
with a 3/8" socket and
ratchet.
you start°
o Handle parts carefully
the fresh food door
hinge
bracket
to
TRIM PLATE
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Relocate
BOTTOM LEFT
(b) Remove the hinge
bracket (and shim glued
to it) and plastic washer
from the bottom right
side of the cabinet°
hold the top of the hinge
to the cabinet.
(c) Lift the hinge (and
shim glued to it) straight
up to free the hinge pin
from the socket in the
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top of the door.
(d) Remove tape, tilt door away from the cabinet and
lift it to free its bottom socket from the hinge pin on
the center hinge bracket.
(o) Set door outside-up
on a non-scratching
BOTTOM RIGHT
surface.
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Reversing Door Swhqg(continued)
Reversing hardware
on cabinet
Step 1--Transferring
bottom
the left side (continued)°
(c) Reinstall the hinge
bracket (and shim glued
to it) and plastic washer
to the bottom left side of
the cabinet_
hinge bracket
PLASTIC
Transferring fresh food door handle
to the right
to
To remove
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handle_ __
(a) Remove handle plug
using putty knife under
edge, and remove screw
underneath.
(b) Remove 2 screws
holding handle to top of
door_
BOTTOM LEFT
(d) Reinstall the trim
plate on the bottom right
side of the cabinet, using
the Torx screws removed
(c) Remove handle.
TRIM PLATE
in step (a) above_
BOTTOM RIGHT
Step 2--Transferring
left side.
center hinge bracket
(a) Remove hinge bracket
(and shim glued to it)
from center right side of
cabinet by removing the
3 outermost Torx screws°
(b) Remove the 3 outermost Torx screws from
center left side of
cabinet and screw them
into corresponding
at right side_
to
LEFT SIDE
DO NOT REMOVE
After removing
handBe...
CENTER RIGHT
(a) Remove screws from
right edge of door top
and insert them into
handle screw holes on
left side.
holes
(c) Place center hinge
bracket over holes at
center left side of
cabinet, insert screws
removed from opposite
side, and tighten them_
RIGHT SIDE
THIS SCREW
DO NOT REMOVE
THIS SCREW
(b) Remove plug button
from left edge of door
and insert it into hole on
PLUG BUTTON
HANDLE HOLES
PLUG BUTTON
opposite side.
(€) Transfer plug button
on front of door to
CENTER LEFT
opposite side.
Step 3--Transferring
When reinstalling
handge...
top hinge to left side.
Interchange hinge and screws at top right with
screws at top left of cabinet. Do not tighten
screws
on hinge side at this time.
Attach handle to right side of door with screws at top
and under handle plug
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Transfering the freezer door handle to
the right
LEFT SIDE
Rehanging the fresh food door
(a) Lower bottom socket
of fresh food door onto
pin on bottom hinge
bracket. Be sure washer
RIGHT SIDE
is in place.
(b) Tilt door towards
cabinet and gently push
door under center hinge
bracket and align with
hole in center hinge
bracket°
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(c) Reinstall hinge pin
with a 3/8" socket and
ratchet so it extends
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PLASTIC
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WASHER
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through hole in center
hinge bracket and into
socket on top of fresh
food door,
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(a) Remove one screw holding handle to top of door
and two screws holding handle to bottom of door.
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(b) Remove handle.
(c) Remove screws from right edge of door and insert
them into handle screw holes on left side.
Rehanging the freezer door
(d) Attach handle to right edge of door with screws at
top and bottom, using holes closest to edge of door_
(a) Lower bottom socket
of freezer door onto
Transfering door stops
center hinge pin, Be
sure washer is in place.
CENTER
HINGE PIN
(b) Tilt door towards
cabinet, lifting the top
hinge so the pin fits
into the socket on top
of the door,,
LEFT SIDE
RIGHT SIDE
(€) Tighten top hinge
screws after supporting
the door on the handle side and aligning so the gap
between the doors is even all across the front°
/Vl,ove metal door stop on each door from right
end to left end.
(a)
(b)
/V_oveany screws from left end to right end°
(d) Replace the hinge coven
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FULL ONE YEAR
WARRANTY ON REFRIGERATOR
For one year from the date of purchase, when this refrigerator
is operated and maintained
according to instructions attached to or furnished with the product, Sears will repair this
refrigerator, free of charge, if defective in material or workmanship.
FULL FIVE-YEAR WARRANTY
ON SEALED REFRiGERATiON SYSTEM
For five years from the date of purchase, when this refrigerator
is operated and
maintained 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 COn, Dept_ 731CR-W, Sears Tower, Chicago, IL 60684
SEARS SERVICE
Your Kenmore has added value when you consider
that Sears has nationwide service units staffed by
Sears-trained technicians .... professional technicians
specifically trained to service SEARS appliances,
having the parts, tools and equipment to insure that
we meet our pledge to you.. "We Service What We Sell'.'
IS AT YOUR SERVICE
ADD TO THE VALUE OF YOUR KENMORE,
BUY A SEARSMAINTENANCE 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, IL 60684
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