Sears Kenmore 970 Use & care guide

Sears Kenmore 970 Use & care guide
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Freezer
Use & Care Guide
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Sears Canada, inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8
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Important Safety Instructions ..............
Kenmore Appliance Warranty ..............
Protection Agreements ........................
First Steps ...........................................
Energy Saving Tips .............................
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5-6
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Setting the Temperature Control .........
Freezer Optional Features ..................
Care and Cleaning ..............................
Power Failure / Freezer Failure ............
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Troubleshooting
Sears Service
Sears Canada
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Guide .........................
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Customers ..................
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS
USING THIS
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Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read
product labels for flammability and other warnings.
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SAFETY
*
Destroy carton, plastic bags, and any exterior wrapping
material immediately after the freezer is unpacked.
Children should never use these items to play. Cartons
covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets or stretch
wrap may become airtight chambers, and can quickly
cause suffocation.
*
Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause
severe cuts, and destroy finishes if they come in contact
with other appliances or furniture.
READ AND SAVETHESEINSTRUCTIONS
This Owner's Guide provides specific operating instructions
for your model. Use your freezer only as instructed in this
guide. These instructions are not meant to cover every
possible condition and situation that may occur. Common
sense and caution must be practiced when installing,
operating, and maintaining any appliance.
BEFORE
FREEZER.
* An empty, discarded ice box, refrigerator, or freezer is a
very dangerous attraction to children.
*
Remove and discard any spacers used to secure the
shelves during shipping. Small objects are a choke
hazard to children.
Record Your Model and Serial Numbers
Record the model and serial numbers in the space provided
below. The serial plates are located either on the upper left
wall inside the freezer (upright models), or the left exterior
wall (chest models).
Model Number:
253.
or
970.
Serial Number:
Purchase Date:
Remove the door(s) of any appliance
even if it is being discarded.
that is not in use,
_'!v,v.,_:t_tt_[_ Risk of Child Entrapment
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past.
Junked or abandoned refrigerators or freezers are still dangerous
- even if they will sit for "just a few days". If you are getting rid of
your old refrigerator or freezer, please follow the instructions
below to help prevent accidents:
Remove the door/lid.
Leave shelves in place so children may not easily climb
inside.
Have the refrigerant removed by a qualified technician.
Model and Serial
Number Plate
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ELECTRICALiNFORMATiON
Theseguidelinesmustbefollowedto ensure that
safety mechanisms in the design of this freezer will
operate properly.
• Refer to the serial plate for correct electrical rating.
The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a
three-prong grounding plug for your protection against
shock hazards. It must be plugged directly into a
properly grounded three-prong receptacle, protected with
a 15 amp time delay fuse or circuit breaker. The
receptacle must be installed in accordance with local
codes and ordinances. Consult a qualified electrician.
Receptacles protected by Ground Fault Circuit
interrupters(GFIC) are NOT RECOMMENDED. DO NOT
USE AN EXTENSION CORD OR ADAPTER PLUG.
•
If voltage varies by 10% or more, freezer performance
may be affected. Operating freezer with insufficient
power can damage the motor. Such damage is not
covered under the warranty. If you suspect your house
hold voltage is high or low, consult your power company
for testing.
• To prevent the freezer from being turned off
accidentically, do not plug unit into an outlet controlled
by a wall switch or pull cord.
Do not pinch, knot, or bend the cord in any manner.
OTHER
PRECAUTIONS
• To defrost freezer, always unplug unit first.
•
Never unplug the freezer by pulling on the cord.
Always grip the plug firmly, and pull straight out from
the receptacle.
Turning the temperature control to OFF turns off the
compressor, but does not disconnect the power to the
light bulb or other electrical components.
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Avoid fire hazard or
electric shock. Do not use an extension
cord or an adapter plug. Do not remove
any prong from the power cord.
Grounding type
wall receptacle
OneYear Limited Warranty
When installed, operated and maintained according to all
instructionssupplied with the product, if this appliance
fails due to a defect in material or workmanship within one
year from the date of purchase, call 1-800-4-MY-HOME ®to
arrange for free repair.
If this appliance is used for other than private family
purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the
date of purchase.
This warranty covers only defects in material and
workmanship. Sears will NOT pay for:
1. Expendable items that can wear out from normal use,
including but not limited to filters, belts, light bulbs and
bags.
2. A service technician to instruct the user in correct
product installation, operation or maintenance.
3. A service technician to clean or maintain this product.
4. Damage to or failure of this product if it is not installed,
operated or maintained according to all instructions
supplied with the product.
5. Damage to or failure of this product resulting from
accident, abuse, misuse or use for other than its
intended purpose.
6. Damage to or failure of this product caused by the use
of detergents, cleaners, chemicals or utensils other
than those recommended in all instructionssupplied
with the product.
7. Damage to or failure of parts or systems resulting from
unauthorized modifications made to this product.
Disclaimer of implied warranties; limitation of remedies
Customer's sole and exclusive remedy under this limited
warranty shall be product repair as provided herein, implied
warranties, including warranties of merchantability or
fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or
the shortest period allowed by law. Sears shall not be
liable for incidental or consequential damages. Some
states and provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations
on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or
fitness, so these exclusions or limitations may not apply
to you.
This warranty applies only while this appliance is used in
the United States and Canada.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may
also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Sears Canada Inc.,Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8
Power supply
cord with 3-prong
grounding plug
In the U.S.A.
In Canada
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This Owner's Guide provides specific operating instructions
for your model. Use the freezer only as instructed in this
Owner's Guide. Before starting the freezer, follow these
important first steps.
iNSTALLATiON
• Choose a place that is neara grounded electrical outlet.
Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
•
Plastic
Leveling
Crating
Screw
For the most efficient operation, the freezer should be
located where surrounding temperatures will not exceed
t t0°F (43°C). Temperatures of 32°F (0°C) and below will
NOT affect freezer operation. Additional compressor
heaters are not recommended.
• Allow space around the unit for good air circulation.
Leave a 3 inch (75 mm) space on all sides of the freezer
for adequate circulation.
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Discard The'(4) Craling Screws
And
Unpacking
3" (75ram)
Feet
(2) Wood
Cases
and Leveling - Upright Models
To Level Chest Models:
If needed, add metal or wood shims between foot pads and
floor.
CLEANING
Wash any removable parts, the freezer interior, and
exterior with mild detergent and warm water. Wipe dry.
Do not use harsh cleaners on these surfaces.
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installation
installation
NOTE: The exterior walls of the freezer may become quite
warm as the compressor works to transfer heat from the
inside. Temperatures as much as 30 ° F warmer than room
temperature can be expected. For this reason it is particularly important in hotter climates to allow enough space for
air circulation around your freezer.
Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments,
which can scratch the appliance surface when removing
adhesive labels. Any glue left from the tape can be
removed with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent, or touch the residue with the sticky side of tape
already removed. Do not remove the serial plate.
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LEVELING
The freezer must have all bottom corners resting firmly on
a solid floor. The floor must be strong enough to support a
fully loaded freezer. NOTE: It is VERY IMPORTANT for
your freezer to be level in order to function properly. If the
freezer is not leveled during installation, the door may be
misaligned and not close or seal properly, causing cooling,
frost, or moisture problems.
To Level Upright Models:
After discarding crating screws and wood base, use a
carpenter's level to level the freezer from front-to-back.
Adjust the plastic leveling feet in front, 1/2bubble higher, so
that the door closes easily when left halfway open.
allow door to
close and seal properly,
DO NOT let
food packages extend past the front
of shelves.
Shelf
Front
DOOR
REMOVAL
(UPRIGHT MODELS)
If door must be removed:
1. Gently lay freezer on its back, on a rug or blanket.
2. Remove two base screws and base panel. Remove
wire from clips on bottom of cabinet, if required.
3. Unplug connector, if required, by holding the cabinet
connector in place, and pulling door connector out.
4. Remove bottom hinge screws.
5. Remove plastic top hinge cover.
6. Remove screws from top hinge.
7. Remove top hinge from cabinet.
8. Remove doorand bottom hinge from cabinet.
9. To replace door, reverse the above order and securely
tighten all screws to prevent hinge slippage.
Base
P_
Base Panel Screws
Hinge Screws
COOL
DOWN PERIOD
For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for the freezer to
cool down completely. The freezer will run continuously
for the first several hours. Foods that are already frozen
may be placed in the freezer after the first few hours of
operation. Unfrozen foods should NOT be loaded into
the freezer until the freezer has operated for 4 hours.
When loading the freezer, freeze only 3 pounds of
fresh food per cubic foot of freezer space at one time.
Distribute packages to be frozen evenly throughout the
freezer. It is not necessary to turn the control knob to a
colder setting while freezing food.
TEMPERATURE
CONTROL
Electromechanical
Temperature
Control (Chest and
Some Upright Models)
The electromechanical
temperature control is located inside
the freezer on upright models, and on the left exterior wall on
chest models (see figure 1). The temperature is factory preset
to provide satisfactory food storage temperatures. However,
the temperature control is adjustable to provide a range of
temperatures for your personal satisfaction. To adjust the
temperature setting, turn the temperature control knob
clockwise or counter clockwise. Allow several hours for the
temperature to stabilize between adjustments.
Door Connector
Cabinet
Connector
• The freezer should be located in the
coolest area of the room, away from
heat producing appliances or heating
ducts, and out of direct sunlight.
• Let hot foods cool to room
temperature before placing in
the freezer. Overloading the freezer
forces the compressor to run longer. Foods that freeze
too slowly may lose quality or spoil.
Electromechanical
Control
Figure 1
Standard
Electronic
Temperature
Control (Some
Upright
Frost Free Models)
The standard electronic temperature control is located inside
the freezer on upright models (see Figure 2). Temperature is
factory preset to provide satisfactory food storage temperatures.
To adjust the temperature setting, move the UP (s) button for
warmer temperature and DOWN (t) button for colder
temperature on the control panel. Allow several hours for the
temperature to stabilize between adjustments.
Be sure to wrap foods properly, and wipe containers dry
before placing them in the freezer. This cuts down on
frost build-up inside the freezer.
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Freezer shelves should not be lined with aluminum foil,
wax paper, or paper toweling. Liners interfere with cold
air circulation, making the freezer less efficient.
Organize and label food to reduce door openings and
extended searches. Remove as many items as needed
at one time, and close the door as soon as possible.
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Standard
Electronic Temperature
Figure 2
Control
Delu×eEJectronic
Temperature
ControJ (Some Upright
Frost Free Models)
Refer to the Electronics Control Guide supplied when you
purchase a deluxe electronic upright model. See Figure 3 for
deluxe electronics control panel.
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Models
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When the freezer is initially plugged in, the red Temp. Alarm
Indicator Light blinks. The indicator light will continue to blink
until the freezer has reached a safe freezing temperature,
if a
malfunction causes an unsafe temperature inside the freezer,
the red light will blink and the buzzer will sound. To silence the
buzzer, press the ALARM OFF button. The Indicator Light will
continue to blink until a safe freezing temperature is again
reached. If the problem is not resolved within 12 hours, the
buzzer will turn on again.
Upright Models
Figure 3
If the ALARM OFF button is not pressed, the buzzer will turn
itself off automatically after 48 hours, but the red Temp Alarm
Light will continue to blink.
Chest Models
ALARM
Figure 4
FUNCTION
TABLE
Except during power loss, the red alarm
whenever there is an alarm status.
light illuminates
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NOTE: Your freezer may have some, or all of the
features listed below. Become familiar with these
features, and their use and care.
SECURITY
LOCK
WITH
POP-OUT
KEY
This security lock fastens the door snugly, ensuring stored
food is secure. To lock or unlock the freezer, push the key
into the lock and turn. The key pops out of the lock after it
has been turned.
POWER ON LIGHT
The yellow Power On indicator light indicates that the freezer is
properly connected to electrical power. The light glows even
when the temperature control is turned to OFR If the light goes
out, refer to Freezer Does Not Run Section in the Troubleshooting Guide. If the freezer appears to be operating, the
light element may be burned out. Call an authorized servicer
for replacement.
TEMP ALARM
(ELECTRONIC
MODELS)
This feature is designed to provide a warning if the inside
temperatures reach an unsafe level. The Temp. Alarm Feature
operates on household electricity. It will not function if household electricity is interrupted. (Battery backup models only: A
battery backup feature will take over the alarm system if the
household electricity is interrupted.)
Cabinet
temperature is
displayed.
FF is displayed.
Temperature
flashing on and
off. Control panel
beeps every 5
seconds.
Normal
Operation
None
Quick Freeze
Freezer
temperature too
high
None
Check power is
connected.
Contact service
technician. Press
ALARM RESET to
shut off audible
alarm (beep).
Replace 9V
battery. Press
ALARM RESET to
stop audible alarm
(beep).
Alternating: "b"
and temperature.
Control panel
beeps every 5
seconds.
Low/no battery
Alternating: "d"
and temperature.
Control panel
beeps every 5
seconds.
Alternating: "E"
and temperature,
Control panel
beeps every 5
seconds.
Alternating: "CE"
and temperature,
Control panel
beeps every 5
seconds.
Display off.
Control panel
beeps every
minute
Door ajar
Close door. Press
ALARM RESET to
stop audible alarm
(beep).
Operational error
Contact service
technician. Press
ALARM RESET to
stop audible alarm
(beep).
Contact service
technician. Press
ALARM RESET to
stop audible alarm
(beep).
Reconnect power
connection.
Operational error
Power failure
HIGH=TEMP
ALARM
SWITCH
(SOME MODELS)
An audible alarm will sound if the freezer temperature reaches
unsafe levels. The alarm operates on household electricity. If
the power fails, the alarm will not perform.
An ON/OFF switch allows the high temperature alarm to be
deactivated if desired. NOTE: You must open the freezer door to
view the alarm switch. The freezer is shipped with the switch in
the OFF position. After the freezer has run long enough to
lower the temperature, you may set the switch to the ON
position.
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To activate the alarm, set the switch to the ON position.
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To deactivate
the alarm, set the switch to the OFF position.
DROP FRONT
SHELF
(UPRIGHT MODELS)
The Drop Front Shelf, located at the bottom of the freezer,
provides a separate compartment for small irregular shaped
items or large, bulky items. Lift the shelf front up and out to
remove.
ADJUSTABLE
INTERIOR
SHELVES
(SOME UPRIGHT MODELS)
Multi-position adjustable interior shelves can be moved to
any position for larger or smaller packages. The shipping
spacers that stabilize the shelves for shipping may be
removed and discarded.
Blue
High-Temp Alarm Switch
BLUE DEFROST BUTTON (SOME CHEST MODELS)
iMPORTANT: it is time to defrost and clean the freezer when
the blue defrost button is completely covered with frost.
SLIDE=OUT
BASKET
OR TRIVET
(SOMEUPRIGHT
MODELS)
Adjustable Interior Shelves - Upright Models
SLIDE-ASIDE
A Slide-Out Basket (some models) or Tdvet (some models),
located at the bottom of the freezer, provides separate
storage space for items that are difficult to store on freezer
shelves. To remove the basket or trivet, pull out and lift up.
INTERIOR
I
BASKET
Adjustable Interior Shelves - Updght Models
(SOME CHEST MODELS)
This basket helps organize odd-shaped items. To reach other
packages in the freezer, slide the basket aside, or lift out.
LIGHT
The light comes on automatically when the door is opened.
To replace the light bulb, turn the temperature control to
OFF and unplug the electrical cord. Replace the old bulb
with a bulb of the same wattage.
TILT=OUT
SHELF
Slide-Aside
This shelf is located inside on the freezer door and provides
additional storage space. To access an item, tilt top of
"basket" shelf down.
Tilt-Out Shelf
BASKET
DIVIDER
Basket
(SOME
Use these handy dividers to
keep the various items stored
in
your
baskets
more
organized.
To change the
location of the divider simply
slide your basket out, lift up on
each end of the divider until it
is disengaged from the basket,
place divider in the desired
location
(make sure it is
between two vertical wires) and
press down firmly on each end
until it snaps into place.
UPRIGHT
MODELS)
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PIZZA SHELF
(SOME
UPRIGHT
MODELS)
Here is the [}lace to store up to four extra-large boxes of frozen
pizza without ever having to dig them out from beneath a pile of
other stored goods. To change the location of the pizza shelf:
support the bottom center of the shelf with one hand and use your
other hand to gently ease each support tab outward until they have
all dropped between the edge of the shelf and the liner wall. It may
help to slide the supporting shelf slightly to the side opposite that
in which you are removing the tabs in order to get a larger gap
between the edge of the supporting shelf and the liner wall.
Next, locate the pizza shelf beneath the shelf nearest your desired
location and snap each tab upwards between the wire or glass
shelf and liner until the tab has snapped into place and is resting
on top of the supporting shelf. Repeat for each tab until all four are
firmly in place and then load with desired items.
_Damp
objects stick to
cold metal surfaces. Do not touch
interior metal surfaces with wet or
damp hands.
Some upright freezers are frost-free and defrost automatically, but should be cleaned occasionally.
BETWEEN
DEFROSTINGS
To avoid frequent defrosting, occasionally use a plastic
scraper to remove frost. Scrape with a pulling motion.
Never use a metal instrument to remove frost.
DEFROSTING
CAUTION
Freezer must be unplugged (to avoid electrical hazard)
from
CHEST
DiViDER
(SOME
CHEST
MODELS)
Use these clever dividers to custom-arrange a variety of differentsized storage bins in the bottom of your chest freezer. Use the peeln-stick labels found in your literature packet to help remind you
which items are stored where. If you have an item that isn't already
covered by one of the pre-printed labels then use one of the blank
labels and a permanent marking pen to make your own custom
label. Labels can be peeled off when no longer needed and
replaced by new and different ones.
Examples
of Chest Divider
power source
when defrosting
unit.
It is important to defrost and clean the freezer when 1Ato 1/2
inch of frost has accumulated. Frost may tend to accumulate faster on the upper part of the freezer due to warm,
moist air entering the freezer when the door is opened.
Remove food and leave the door open when defrosting the
freezer.
To Defrost Upright Models with Defrost Drain:
Remove the drain plug on the inside floor of the freezer by pulling
it straight out.
To access external drain tube on models with a base panel, first
remove the two screws from the base panel. Locate the drain
tube near the left center under the freezer.
Place a shallow pan under the drain tube. Defrost water will
drain out. Check the pan occasionally so water does not overflow
(see figure 1).
A V2inch garden hose adapter can be used to drain the freezer
directly into a floor drain. If your model is not equipped with an
adapter, one can be purchased at most hardware stores.
Replace the drain plug when defrosting and cleaning are
completed. If the drain is left open, warm air may enter the
freezer.
Configurations:
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To Defrost Models without Defrost Drain:
Place towels or newspapers on the freezer bottom to catch the
frost. The frost will loosen and fall.
Remove the towels and/or newspapers.
If the frost is soft, remove it by using a plastic scraper. If the frost
is glazed and hard, fill deep pans with hot water and place them
on the freezer bottom.
Close the freezer door/lid. Frost should soften in about fifteen
(15) minutes.
Models
Only
Drain
Pan
Repeat this procedure is necessary.
CLEANING
THE
iNSiDE
After defrosting, wash inside surfaces of the freezer with a
solution of two tablespoons of baking soda in one quart
(1.136 litres) warm water. Rinse and dry. Wring excess
water out of the sponge or cloth when cleaning in the area
of the controls, or any electrical parts.
To Defrost Chest Models with Defrost Drain:
Place a shallow pan or the Divider/Drain Pan (if equipped)
beneath the drain outlet. Pull out the outside drain plug (see
figure 2). A _/2inch garden hose adapter can be used to drain the
freezer directly into a floor drain (see figure 3). if your model is
not equipped with an adapter, one can be purchased at most
hardware stores.
Pull out the drain plug inside the freezer (see figure 4). Defrost
water will drain out. Check pan occasionally so water does not
overflow.
Replace the drain plugs when defrosting and cleaning are
completed. If the drain is left open, warm air may enter the
freezer.
Wash the removable parts and door basket with the baking
soda solution mentioned above, or mild detergent and
warm water. Rinse and dry. Never use metallic scouring
pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners, or alkaline solutions on
any surface. Do not wash removable parts in a dishwasher.
CLEANING
THE OUTSIDE
Wash the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
Replace parts and food.
Defrost water will drain out. Check pan occasionally
so
water does not overflow. Replace the drain plugs when
defrosting is completed.
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If leaving the freezer
door open while on vacation, make
certain that children cannot get into
the freezer and become entrapped.
Hose
Defrost
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Drain Plug
VACATION
AND
MOVING
TiPS
ShortVacations:
Leave the freezer operating during vacations of less
than three weeks.
Drain Plug
Figure 2
Figure 3
Long Vacations:
if the freezer will not be used for several months:
•
Remove all food and unplug the power cord.
•
Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
•
Leave the freezer door open slightly, blocking it open if
necessary, to prevent odor and mold growth.
Moving: When moving the freezer, follow these guidelines
to prevent damage:
•
Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet.
•
Remove foods, then defrost, and clean the freezer.
•
Secure all loose items such as base panel, baskets, and
shelves by taping them securely in place to prevent
damage.
•
In the moving vehicle, secure freezer in an upright
position to prevent movement. Also protect outside of
freezer with a blanket, or similar item.
Figure 4
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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. Look in the Yellow Pages under
Dry Ice, Dairies, or Ice Cream Manufacturers for local dry
ice suppliers. Always wear gloves and use caution when
handling dry ice.
if the freezer has stopped operating, see Freezer Does
Not Run in the Troubleshooting
Guide. if you cannot
solve the problem, call an authorized servicer immediately.
If the freezer remains off for several hours, follow the
directions above for the use of dry ice during a power
failure. If necessary, take the food to a local locker plant
until the freezer is ready to operate. Look in the Yellow
Pages under Frozen Food Locker Plants.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
GUIDE
PROBLEM
FREEZER
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list
includes common occurences that are not the result of defective workmanship
or
materials in this appliance.
CAUSE
CORRECTION
DOES NOT RUN
Freezer does not run.
Freezer runs too much or too
,, Freezer is plugged into a circuit
that has a ground fault interrupt.
,, Temperature control is in the
OFF position.
,, Freezer may not be plugged in,
or plug may be loose.
,, House fuse blown or tripped
circuit breaker.
,, Power outage.
,, Use another circuit. If you are unsure about the outlet,
have it checked by a certified technician.
, See Setting the Temperature Control Section.
,, Room or outside weather is hot.
,, It's normal for the freezer to work harder under these
conditions.
,, It takes 4 hours for the freezer to cool down completely.
long.
,, Freezer has recently been
disconnected for a period of
time.
,, Large amounts of warm or hot
food have been stored recently.
,, Doors are opened too frequently
or too long.
,, Freezer door may be slightly
open.
,, Temperature Control is set too
low.
,, Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
,, Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time-delay fuse. Reset
circuit breaker.
,, Check house lights. Call local Electric Company.
,, Warm food will cause freezer to run more until the
desired temperature is reached.
,, Warm air entering the freezer causes it to run more.
Open doors less often.
,, See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.
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,, Freezer gasket is dirty, worn,
cracked, or poorly fitted.
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Turn control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several hours
for the temperature to stabilize.
Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause
freezer to run longer in order to maintain desired
temperature.
interior Freezer temperature
too cold.
is
,, Temperature Control is set too
low.
,, Turn the control to a warmer setting. Allow several hours
for the temperature to stabilize.
interior Freezer temperature
too warm.
is
,, Temperature Control is set too
warm.
,, Door is kept open too long or is
opened too frequently.
,, Door may not be seating
properly.
,, Large amounts of warm or hot
food may have been stored
recently.
,, Freezer has recently been
disconnected for a period of
time.
,, Turn control to a colder setting. Allow several hours for the
temperature to stabilize.
,, Warm air enters the freezer every time the door is
opened. Open the door less often.
,, See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.
, The external freezer walls can
be as much as 30°F warmer
than room temperature.
, This is normal while the compressor works to transfer
heat from inside the freezer cabinet.
Louder sound levels whenever
freezer is on.
, Modern freezers have increased
storage capacity and more
stable temperatures. They
require a high efficiency
compressor.
, This is normal. When the surrounding noise level is low,
you might hear the compressor running while it cools the
interior.
Longer sound levels when
compressor comes on.
,, Freezer operates at higher
pressures during the start of the
ON cycle.
,, This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as freezer
continues to run.
Freezer external surface
temperature is warm.
SOUND
AND
,, Wait until the freezer has had a chance to reach its
selected temperature.
,, Freezer requires 4 hours to cool down completely.
NOISE
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PROBLEM
SOUND
AND
NOISE
I
CAUSE
l
CORRECTION
(Cont.)
Popping or cracking sound
when compressor
comes on.
,, Metal parts undergo expansion
and contraction, as in hot water
pipes.
,, This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as
freezer continues to run.
Bubbling or gurgling
like water boiling,
,, Refrigerant (used to cool
freezer) is circulating
throughout the system.
,, This is normal.
,, Freezer is not level. It rocks on
the floor when it is moved
slightly.
,, Floor is uneven or weak.
Freezer rocks on floor when it
is moved slightly.
,, Freezer is touching the wall.
,, Level the unit. Refer to "Leveling" in the First Steps
Section.
Vibrating
or rattling
sound,
noise.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST
Moisture forms
freezer wails.
on inside
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST
Moisture
freezer,
ODOR
forms
on ouside of
,, Ensure floor can adequately support freezer. Level the
freezer by putting wood or metal shims under part of the
freezer.
,, Relevel the freezer or move freezer slightly. Refer to
"Leveling" in the First Steps Section.
INSIDE FREEZER
,, Weather is hot and humid,
which increases internal rate of
frost build-up.
,, Door may not be seating
properly.
,, Door is kept open too long, or
is opened too frequently.
OUTSIDE
,, This is normal.
,, See "DOOR PROBLEMS"
Section.
,, Open the door less often.
FREEZER
,, Door may not be seating
properly, causing the cold air
from inside the freezer to meet
warm moist air from outside.
[,,
See "DOOR PROBLEMS"
,, Interior needs to be cleaned.
[,,
Clean interior with sponge, warm water, and baking
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Section.
IN FREEZER
Odors in freezer
,, the
Foods
freezer.
with strong odors are in _,, Cover
soda. the food tightly.
DOOR
PROBLEMS
Door will not close.
LIGHT
BULB
,, This condition can force the cabinet out of square and
misalign the door. Refer to "Leveling" in the First Steps
Section.
,, Level the floor by using wood or metal shims under the
freezer or brace floor supporting the freezer.
IS NOT ON
Light bulb is not on.
AUTOMATIC
,, Freezer is not level. It rocks on
the floor when it is moved
slightly.
,, Floor is uneven or weak.
Freezer rocks on floor when it
is moved slightly.
ICE MAKER
Automatic ice maker not
working. (some models)
,, No electric current is reaching
,, Light bulb is burned out.
the freezer.
See "FREEZER DOES NOT RUN" Section.
/[i FeaturesF°lI°w
directiOnSsection.Under
"Interior Light" in the Freezer
NOT WORKING
,,
,,
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Ensure the Wire Signal Arm is not in the UP position.
Ice maker should produce 4 to 5 pounds of ice in a 24 hour period.
Water supply is turned off.
Water pressure is too low.
The freezer is not cold enough.
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SEARS MAINTENANCE
Dear Customer:
In manufacturing this product, many steps have been taken
to provide you with the highest quality. Unfortunately, errors
or omissions occasionaly occur. In the event you find a
missing or defective part, please contact your nearest
Sears store. (See the back cover for phone numbers.)
If you have any suggestions that would help us to improve
our assembly/operation instructions or this product, please
write them down, including the information listed below and
mail to:
AGREEMENT
Maintain the value of your Kenmore¢) freezer with a Sears
Maintenance Agreement. Sears freezers are designed,
manufactured, and tested for years of dependable operation.Yet, any modern appliance may require service from
time to time.
Sears Canada, inc. Attn: Buyer Dept. 646
222 Jarvis Street
Toronto, Ontario
M5B 2B8
The Sears Maintenance Agreement
Purchased by:
• Is your way to buy tomorrow's service at today's price.
Name:
• Eliminates repair bills resulting from normal use.
Address:
Allows for as many service calls as required.
City:
Provides for service by professional Sears-trained
technicians.
Prov.:
Postal Code:
Offers an annual preventive maintenance check-up at
your request.
Phone:
Model No.: 970.
Serial No.:
This maintenance agreement does not cover original
installation, reinstallation, or damage resulting from
external causes such as acts of God, abuse, theft, fire,
flood, wind, lightning, freezing, power failure, power
reduction, etc. Please ask a salesperson to see the
agreement for all of the terms and conditions.
Date of Purchase
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