I Top-Mount Refrigerator Refrigerador

I Top-Mount Refrigerator Refrigerador
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Top-Mount Refrigerator
Refrigerador
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Sears Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8
www.sears.com
www.sears.ca
TABLE OF CONTENTS
WARRANTY
WARRANTY .........................................................................
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FULL ONE-YEAR WARRANTY ON REFRIGERATOR
REFRIGERATOR
SAFETY ................................................
3
PARTS AND FEATURES ..................................................
4
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.
INSTALLING YOUR REFRIGERATOR ............................... 5
Unpacking Your Refrigerator ............................................. 5
Space Requirements ......................................................... 5
Electrical Requirements ..................................................... 6
Connecting the Refrigerator to a Water Source ................ 6
Refrigerator Doors:
Removing, Reversing and Replacing ................................ 9
Door Closing and Alignment ........................................... 11
Understanding Sounds You May Hear ........................... 11
USING YOUR REFRIGERATOR ....................................... 12
Ensuring Proper Air Circulation .......................................
Setting the Control ...........................................................
Adjusting Control Settings ...............................................
Food Storage Guide ........................................................
REFRIGERATOR FEATURES ...........................................
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Refrigerator Shelves ........................................................ 15
Meat Drawer and Cover .................................................. 15
Crisper and Crisper Cover ............................................... 15
Ice Maker Operation ........................................................ 16
Freezer Shelf .................................................................... 17
CARING FOR YOUR REFRIGERATOR ............................ 17
Cleaning Your Refrigerator ..............................................
Changing the Light Bulb ..................................................
Power Interruptions .........................................................
Vacation and Moving Care ..............................................
TROUBLESHOOTING .......................................................
SEARS MAINTENANCE
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AGREEMENT ............................ 22
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
refrigeration, connecting tubing, and compressor), free of
charge, if defective in materials 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 IN THE
UNITED STATES OR CANADA.
This warranty applies only while this product is in use
in the United States or Canada. This warranty gives
you specific legal rights, and you may also have other
rights which vary from state to state or province to
province,
Warranty terms may vary in Canada. Contact your local
Sears Service Center for complete details.
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
D/817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8
In the space below, record your complete model number,
serial number, and purchase date. You can find this
information on the model and serial number label, located
as shown in the Parts And Features section of this book.
Have this information available to help you obtain
assistance or service more quickly whenever you contact
Sears concerning your refrigerator.
Model number .....
106
Serial number
Purchase date
Save these instructions and your sales receipt for
future reference.
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REFRIGERATOR SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others
is very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance. Always read and obey all
safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word "DANGER" or
"WARNING." These words mean:
You will be killed or seriously injured if you don't
follow instructions.
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don't
follow instructions.
All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can
happen if the instructions are not followed.
IMPORTANTSAFETYINSTRUCTIONS
WARNING:
precautions:
To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury when using your refrigerator, follow these basic
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Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
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Use nonflammable
cleaner.
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Do not remove ground prong.
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Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
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Disconnect power before servicing.
Use two or more people to move and install
refrigerator.
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Replace all panels before operating.
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Disconnect power before installing ice maker.
•
Remove doors from your old refrigerator.
•
Use a sturdy glass when dispensing ice or water (on
some models).
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
ProperDisposalof
YourOld Refrigerator
Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer:
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Take off the doors.
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Leave the shelves in place so that children may not
easily climb inside.
IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation are not
problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators
are still dangerous - even if they will sit for "just a few
days." If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator, please
follow these instructions to help prevent accidents.
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PARTS AND FEATURES
This manual
The locations
covers
several
different
of the features
models.
may not match
The refrigerator
you have purchased
may have some or all of the items listed.
your model.
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1. Adjustable Freezer Shelf
12. Utility Compartment
2. Ice Cube Trays
13. Adjustable Glass or Wire Shelves (number varies with
model)
3. Control Panel
4. Model and Serial Number Label
14. Door Shelves
6. Crisper Cover
Other Parts and Features
(not shown in illustration above/optional
models)
7. Crispers
Automatic Ice Maker
8. Leveling Rollers (not shown)
Ice Bin
9. Freezer Door Shelves
Full-Width Crisper Drawer
5. Meat Drawer (on some models)
10. Magnetic Door Gaskets
Glass Crisper Cover
11. Light Switch
Partial Freezer Shelf
Door Shelf Divider
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on some
INSTALLING YOUR
REFRIGERATOR
Explosion Hazard
Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as
gasoline, away from refrigerator.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
Removing Packaging Materials
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Remove tape and any labels from your refrigerator
before using (except the model and serial number
label).
To remove any remaining tape or glue, rub the area
briskly with your thumb. Tape or glue residue can also
be easily removed by rubbing a small amount of liquid
dish soap over the adhesive with your fingers. Wipe
with warm water and dry.
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To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow
for a .5 in (1.25 cm) space on each side
•
Allow 3 in (7.5 cm) of space between overhead
cabinets and refrigerator top.
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Allow at least 1 in (2.5 cm) between back or cabinet
and the wall.
Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol,
flammable fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove tape
or glue. These products can damage the surface of
your refrigerator. For more information, see
"Refrigerator Safety" section.
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IMPORTANT:
Depending on your model, do not remove any
permanent instruction labels inside your refrigerator, or
the Tech Sheet that is fastened behind the base grille.
Depending on your model, do not remove the white
Styrofoam insert that is located behind the control
panel on the ceiling of the refrigerator. The insert is part
of the refrigerator and not part of the packing material.
If the insert is removed, ice may migrate down from the
freezer and cause icicles to form.
When Moving Your Refrigerator:
Your refrigerator is heavy. When moving the refrigerator for cleaning or service, be sure to protect
the floor.
Always pull the refrigerator straight out when moving it.
Do not wiggle or "walk" the refrigerator when trying to
move it, as floor damage could occur.
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On some models, shelves, bins, door shelf rails, and
other feature parts may be packaged in the Interior
FeaturePak. Follow the instructions contained in the
package for proper assembly.
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If your refrigerator has an ice maker, make sure you
leave some extra space at the back for the water line
connections.
If you are installing your refrigerator next to a fixed wall,
leave 2 in (5.08 cm) minimum on the hinge side
(depending on your model) to allow for the door to
swing open.
Level the refrigerator (See "Door Closing and
Alignment").
NOTE: Do not install the refrigerator near an oven, radiator,
or other heat source, nor in a location where the
temperature will fall below 40 ° F (5° C).
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Read all directions carefully before you begin.
IMPORTANT:
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in
death, fire, or electrical shock.
Before you move your refrigerator into its final location, it is
important to make sure you have the proper electrical
connection:
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Recommended
Grounding
Method
A 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused,
grounded electrical supply is required. It is recommended
that a separate circuit serving only your refrigerator be
provided. Use an outlet that cannot be turned off by a
switch. Do not use an extension cord.
NOTE: Before performing any type of installation, cleaning,
or removing a light bulb, turn the control, (Thermostat,
Refrigerator or Freezer Control depending on the model) to
OFF and then disconnect the refrigerator from the
electrical source. When you are finished, reconnect the
refrigerator to the electrical source and reset the control
(Thermostat, Refrigerator or Freezer Control depending on
the model) to the desired setting.
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If operating the refrigerator before installing the water
connection, turn ice maker to the OFF position to
prevent operation without water.
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All installations must be in accordance with local
plumbing code requirements.
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Use copper tubing and check for leaks.
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Install copper tubing only in areas where temperatures
will remain above freezing.
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It may take up to 24 hours for your ice maker to begin
producing ice.
Tools required:
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Standard screwdriver
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7/_ein and 1/2in open-end wrenches or two adjustable
wrenches
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V4in nut driver
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1/4in drill bit
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Hand drill or electric drill (properly grounded)
NOTE: Your refrigerator dealer has a kit available with a
1/4in (6.35 mm) saddle-type shut-off valve, a union, and
copper tubing. Before purchasing, make sure a saddletype valve complies with your local plumbing codes. Do
not use a piercing-type or 3A_in (4.76 mm) saddle valve
which reduces water flow and clogs more easily.
Cold Water Supply
The ice maker water valve contains a flow washer which is
used as a water pressure regulator. The ice maker needs to
be connected to a cold water line with water pressure
between 30 and 120 psi. If a problem occurs, call your
utility company.
Connecting
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Turn OFF main water supply. Turn ON nearest faucet
long enough to clear line of water.
3,
Find a 1/2in (1.27 mm) to 1 _/4in (3.18 cm) vertical COLD
water pipe near the refrigerator.
NOTE: Horizontal pipe will work, but the following
procedure must be followed: Drill on the top side of the
pipe, not the bottom. This will help keep water away
from the drill. This also keeps normal sediment from
collecting in the valve.
4.
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to water line:
To determine the length of copper tubing you will need,
measure from connection on lower left rear of
refrigerator to water pipe. Add 7 feet (2.1 m) to allow for
moving refrigerator for cleaning. Use 1/4in (6.35 mm)
O.D. (outside diameter) copper tubing. Be sure both
ends of copper tubing are cut square.
5. Using a grounded drill, drill a 1/4in (6.35 mm) hole in the
cold water pipe you have selected.
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1, Cold Water Pipe
2, Pipe Clamp
3, Copper Tubing
4. Compression Nut
5, Compression Sleeve
6. Shut-Off Valve
7. Packing Nut
6. Fasten shut-off valve to cold water pipe with pipe
clamp. Be sure outlet end is solidly in the 1/4in (6.35
ram) drilled hole in the water pipe and that washer is
under the pipe clamp. Tighten packing nut. Tighten the
pipe clamp screws carefully and evenly so washer
makes a watertight seal. Do not overtighten or you may
crush the copper tubing, especially if soft (coiled)
copper tubing is used. Now you are ready to connect
the copper tubing.
Connecting
to refrigerator:
NOTE: The first step for connecting the water line to your
refrigerator is different depending on the type of water
valve provided with your refrigerator. See the diagrams
below to determine the style of valve you have. (On kit
models, assemble water valve to refrigerator per kit
instructions.)
1. For Style 1, disconnect the tube clamp on the back of
the product and insert the copper tubing through the
clamp, as shown. Remove the tape label from the valve
inlet and insert copper tubing until it bottoms out
(approximately 3/4in [1.9 cm]). Tighten nut by hand as
much as possible; then turn the nut an additional _/2
turn using a wrench. Do not overtighten. Re-attach the
tube clamp and tube to the back of the cabinet. Skip to
Step 2.
For Style 2, disconnect the tube clamp on the back of
the product and insert copper tubing through the
clamp as shown. Attach the copper tube to the valve
inlet using a compression nut and sleeve as shown.
Tighten the compression nut. Do not overtighten. Reattach the tube clamp and tube to the back of the
cabinet. Move to Step 2.
2. Turn shut-off valve ON. Check For Leaks. Tighten
any connections (including connections at the valve) or
nuts that leak.
Style 1
7. Slip compression sleeve and compression nut on
copper tubing as shown. Insert end of tubing into outlet
end squarely as far as it will go. Screw compression nut
onto outlet end with adjustable wrench. Do not
overtighten.
8. Place the free end of the tubing into a container or sink,
and turn ON main water supply and flush out tubing
until water is clear. Turn OFF shut-off valve on the water
pipe. Coil copper tubing.
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4
1, Tube Clamp
2, Copper Tubing
3, Compression Nut
4. Valve Inlet
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Style 2
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2
3
1, Tube Clamp
2, Copper Tubing
3, Compression Nut
3. The ice maker is equipped with a built-in water strainer.
If local water conditions require periodic cleaning or a
well is your source of water supply, a second water
strainer should be installed in the 1/4in (6.35 mm) water
line. Obtain a water strainer from your nearest
appliance dealer. Install at either tube connection.
4, Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
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TOOLS NEEDED: ¾6 in hex-head socket wrench, No. 2 Phillips screwdriver, flat-head screwdriver, s46in open-end wrench,
flat 2 in putty knife.
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator control OFF, unplug refrigerator or disconnect power. Remove food
from doors.
Top Hinge
1. 5/_ in Hex-Head
Z Top Hinge
& Spacer
Hinge Screws
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5. Position freezer handle on opposite side of freezer
door. Assemble handle on door as shown (see
Graphic 2).
Door and hinge removal
6. Tighten all screws. Set aside door until hinges and
refrigerator compartment door are in place.
5/16in Hex-Head Hinge Screw
5. Keep both doors closed until you are ready to lift them
free from the cabinet.
NOTE: Provide additional support for the doors while
the hinges are being moved. Do not depend on the
door magnets to hold the doors in place while you are
working.
Refrigerator door
1, Remove the screw cover (see Graphic 6).
2. Remove refrigerator handle assembly as shown. Keep
all parts together (see Graphic 6).
3,
Remove Door Hinge Hole Plug from refrigerator door.
Move to opposite side hinge hole as shown (see
Graphic 3).
4.
Remove Door Handle Sealing Screws. Move to
opposite side of refrigerator door as shown (see
Graphic 4).
6. Remove the parts for the top hinge as shown in Top
Hinge graphic,
7. Lift the freezer door free from the cabinet.
8. Remove the parts for the center hinge as shown in the
Center Hinge graphic.
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9. Lift the refrigerator door free from the cabinet.
10. Remove the parts for the bottom hinge as shown in the
Bottom Hinge graphic.
IMPORTANT: If you want to reverse your doors so that
they open in the opposite direction, follow these steps.
If you are not reversing the doors, see "Door and Hinge
Replacement."
Door reversal (optional)
6,
Remove Door Handle Seal Screw front. Move to
opposite side of refrigerator door as shown (see
Graphic 7).
Remove door stop. Move to opposite side of
refrigerator door as shown (see Graphic 5).
7. Position refrigerator handle on opposite side of the
refrigerator door as shown (see Graphic 6). Drive top
two screws in handle first. Align lower portion of handle
and drive bottom screw.
8. Replace screw cover (see Graphic 6).
Door Stop Screw
Door Hinge Hole Plug
9. Tighten all screws. Set aside refrigerator door until
bottom hinge is installed on product.
Door and hinge replacement
Note: Graphic may be reversed if door swing is reversed.
Door Handle Sealing Screw
Flat-Head Handle Screw
Door
Handle
Seal
Screw
Front
Cabinet Hinge Hole Plug
Screw Cover
Handle
Screw
Front
Cabinet
1. Remove 5Aein hex-head hinge screws from handle side
and move them to opposite side (see Graphic 1-1).
2. Remove cabinet hinge hole plugs from cabinet top and
move them to opposite side hinge holes as shown (see
Graphic 1-2).
Freezer door
1. Remove freezer handle assembly as shown. Keep all
parts together (see Graphic 2).
2. Remove Door Hinge Hole Plug. Move to opposite side
as shown (see Graphic 3).
3. Remove Door Handle Sealing Screws. Move to
opposite side of freezer door as shown (see Graphic 4).
4. Remove door stop. Move to opposite side of freezer
door as shown (see Graphic 5).
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1. Replace the parts for the bottom hinge as shown.
Tighten screws.
2. Replace the refrigerator door.
NOTE: Provide additional support for the doors while
the hinges are being moved. Do not depend on the
door magnets to hold the doors in place while you are
working.
3. Assemble the parts for the center hinge as shown and
tighten all screws (see Center Hinge graphic).
4. Replace the freezer door.
5. Assemble the parts the top hinge as shown (see Top
Hinge graphic). Do not tighten screws completely.
6. Line up the doors so that the bottom of the freezer door
aligns evenly with the top of the refrigerator door.
Tighten all screws.
Final Steps
1. Check all holes to make sure that hole plugs and
screws are in place.
2. Plug in the refrigerator or reconnect power.
3. Reset the controls (see "Setting the Controls" section.)
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Your refrigerator has two flint adjustable rollers - one on
the right and one on the left. If your refrigerator seems
unsteady or you want the doors to close easier, adjust the
refrigerator's tilt using the instructions below:
1. Roll out the refrigerator and use a level to check the
floor at the back from side-to-side. If needed, use
shims to level the back of the refrigerator if it is uneven.
Roll the refrigerator back into place with the rear rollers
on top of any shim(s) used so that the rear of the
refrigerator is level.
2. With the rear already level and the refrigerator in place,
use the bottom leveling screws to level the refrigerator
from side-to-side. They are part of the front roller
assemblies, which are found at the base of the
refrigerator on either side.
NOTE: Having someone push against the top of the
refrigerator takes some weight off the leveling screws
and rollers. This makes it easier to adjust the screws.
Style 1
If the doors do not close on their own, you will need to
raise the front of the refrigerator so it is slightly higher
than the back. To do this, turn both leveling screws
clockwise 1/2turn.
IMPORTANT: Be sure to turn both screws an equal
amount or the refrigerator will no longer be level sideto-side.
5. Open doors and check if they close automatically. If
not, repeat steps 3 and 4.
6. Using a level, check to see if the refrigerator is still level
side-to-side. Readjust if necessary.
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Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one
didn't make. Because the sounds are new to you, you
might be concerned about them. Most of the new sounds
are normal. Hard surfaces, like the floor, walls, and
cabinets, can make the sounds seem louder than they
actually are. The following describes the kinds of sounds
and what may be making them.
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If your product is equipped with an ice maker, you will
hear a buzzing sound when the water valve opens to fill
the ice maker for each cycle.
The defrost timer will click when the automatic defrost
cycle begins and ends. Also, the Thermostat Control
(or Refrigerator Control depending on the model), will
click when cycling on and off.
Rattling noises may come from the flow of refrigerant,
the water line, or items stored on top of the refrigerator.
Your refrigerator is designed to run more efficiently to
keep your food items at the desired temperature. The
high efficiency compressor may cause your new
refrigerator to run longer than your old one, and you
may hear a pulsating or high-pitched sound.
Style 2
Water dripping on the defrost heater during a defrost
cycle may cause a sizzling sound.
You may hear the evaporator fan motor circulating the
air through the refrigerator and freezer compartments.
As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound
due to the refrigerant flowing in your refrigerator.
Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may
cause a popping noise.
You may hear air being forced over the condenser by
the condenser fan.
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You may hear water running into the drain pan during
the defrost cycle.
3. Depending on your model, to level your refrigerator you
may either turn the screw clockwise to raise that side of
the refrigerator or turn the screw counterclockwise to
lower that side. Place a level on top of the refrigerator
to check adjustments.
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USING YOUR
REFRIGERATOR
In order to ensure proper temperatures, you need to permit
air flow between the refrigerator and freezer sections. As
shown in the illustration, cool air enters through the bottom
of the freezer section and moves up. Most of the air then
flows through the freezer section vents and recirculates
under the freezer floor. The rest of the air enters the
refrigerator section through the top vent.
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For your convenience, the Temperature Control is
preset at the factory. The control for the refrigerator and
freezer is located in the top of the refrigerator section. It
controls the temperature in both the refrigerator and
freezer compartments.
When you first install your refrigerator, make sure that
the Temperature Control is still preset. The
Temperature Control should be at the "mid-setting"
(3),
as shown in the illustration below.
NOTE: Turning the Temperature Control to OFF stops
cooling in both the refrigerator and freezer compartments,
but does not disconnect the refrigerator from the power
supply.
Give your refrigerator time to cool down completely before
adding food. It is best to wait 24 hours before you put food
into the refrigerator.
IMPORTANT: If you add food before the refrigerator has
cooled completely, your food may spoil. Turning the
Temperature Control to a higher (colder) than
recommended setting will not cool the compartments
any faster.
Do not block any of these vents with food packages. If
the vents are blocked, airflow will be prevented and
temperature and moisture problems may occur,
IMPORTANT: Because air circulates between both
sections, any odors formed in one section will transfer to
the other. You must thoroughly clean both sections to
eliminate odors. To prevent odor transfer and drying out of
food, wrap or cover foods tightly. (See the "Food Storage
Guide" section for details.)
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Give the refrigerator time to cool down completely before
adding Food. It is best to wait 24 hours before you put food
into the refrigerator. The "mid-setting" (3) indicated in the
previous section should be correct for normal household
refrigerator usage. The control is set correctly when milk or
juice is as cold as you like and when ice cream is firm.
The Temperature Control functions as the thermostat for
the entire product (refrigerator and freezer sections). The
higher the number setting, the longer the compressor will
run to keep the temperature colder.
Use the settings listed in the chart below as a guide.
Always remember to wait at least 24 hours between
adjustments.
CONDITION/REASON:
REFRIGERATOR
too warm
section
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Door opened often
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Large amount of food added
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Room temperature very warm
FREEZER section too warm/ice
not made fast enough
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Door opened often
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Large amount of food added
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Very cold room temperature
(can't cycle often enough)
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Heavy ice usage
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Air diffuser blocked by items
REFRIGERATOR
too cold
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section
Control not set correctly for
your conditions
FREEZER section too cold
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Control not set correctly for
your conditions
RECOMMENDED
ADJUSTMENT:
Turn
TEMPERATURE
Control to next
higher number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
Turn
TEMPERATURE
Control to next
higher number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
Storing Fresh Food
Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and
moisture-proof material unless otherwise noted. This
prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout the
refrigerator. For dated products, check code date to
ensure freshness.
Butter or margarine
Keep opened butter in covered dish or closed
compartment. When storing an extra supply, wrap in
freezer packaging and freeze.
Cheese
Store in the original wrapping until you are ready to use
it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in plastic wrap or
aluminum foil.
Milk
Move items out of
airstream
Turn
TEMPERATURE
Control to next
lower number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
Turn
TEMPERATURE
control to next
lower number,
wait 24 hours,
then re-check
Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place milk on
interior shelf.
Eggs
Store in original carton on interior shelf.
Fruit
Wash, let dry, and store in refrigerator in plastic bags or
crispen Do not wash or hull berries until they are ready
to use. Sort and keep berries in original container in a
crisper, or store in a loosely closed paper bag on a
refrigerator shelf.
Leafy vegetables
Remove store wrapping and trim or tear off bruised and
discolored areas. Wash in cold water and drain. Place in
plastic bag or plastic container and store in crisper.
Vegetables with skins (carrots, peppers)
Place in plastic bags or plastic container and store in
crisper.
Fish
Use fresh fish and shellfish the same day as purchased.
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Do not use:
Meat
Store most meat in original wrapping as long as it is
airtight and moisture-proof. Rewrap if necessary. See
the following chart for storage times. When storing meat
longer than the times given, freeze the meat.
Chicken ...........................................................
1-2 days
Ground beef ....................................................
1-2 days
Variety meats (liver, heart, etc.) ....................... 1-2 days
Cold cuts .........................................................
3-5 days
Steaks/roasts ..................................................
3-5 days
Cured meats .................................................
7-10 days
Leftovers
Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil.
Plastic containers with tight lids can also be used.
Storing Frozen
Food
NOTE: For further information about preparing food for
freezing or food storage times, check a freezer guide or
reliable cookbook.
Packaging
Successful freezing depends on the correct packaging.
When you close and seal the package you must not allow
air or moisture in or out. If you do, you could have food
odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator, and
also dry out frozen food.
Packaging recommendations:
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Rigid plastic containers with tight-fitting
•
Straight-sided
•
Heavy-duty aluminum foil
•
Plastic-coated
•
Non-permeable
film)
•
Specified freezer self-sealing plastic bags
canning/freezing jars
paper
plastic wraps (made from saran
Follow package or container instructions
freezing methods.
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lids
for proper
•
Bread wrappers
•
Non-polyethylene
•
Containers without tight lids
•
Wax paper or wax-coated
•
Thin, semi-permeable
plastic containers
freezer wrap
wrap
Freezing
Your freezer will not quick-freeze any large quantity of
food. Put no more unfrozen food into the freezer than will
freeze within 24 hours (no more than 2 to 3 Ibs of food per
cubic foot [907-1,350 g per liter[ of freezer space). Leave
enough space in the freezer for air to circulate around
packages. Be careful to leave enough room at the front so
the door can close tightly.
Storage times will vary according to the quality and type of
food, the type of packaging or wrap used (airtight and
moisture-proof), and the storage temperature. Ice crystals
inside a sealed package are normal. This simply means
that moisture in the food and air inside the package have
condensed, creating ice crystals.
NOTE: Allow hot foods to cool at room temperature for 30
minutes, then package and freeze. Cooling hot foods
before freezing saves energy.
REFRIGERATOR
FEATURES
Meat
asd Cover
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To remove the meat drawer:
1. Slide meat drawer out to the stop.
The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to match
your individual storage needs.
Storing similar food items together in your refrigerator and
adjusting the shelves to fit different heights of items will
make finding the exact item you want easier. It will also
reduce the amount of time the refrigerator door is open,
and save energy.
To remove a shelf:
1. Remove items from the shelf.
2. Lift front of meat drawer with one hand while
supporting bottom of drawer with other hand. Slide
drawer out the rest of the way.
3. Replace by sliding the drawer back in fully past the
drawer stop.
To remove the cover:
1. Remove meat drawer.
2. Push cover back to release the rear clips from the shelf.
3. Tilt cover up at the front.
4, Pull cover forward and out.
2. Slide shelf straight out to the stop
3. Depending on your model, lift back or front of shelf to
pass stop.
4. Slide shelf out the rest of the way.
To replace the cover:
1. Fit notches and clips on underside of cover over rear
and center crossbars on the shelf.
2. Lower cover into place.
3. Pull cover forward to secure rear clips onto the shelf.
To replace a shelf:
4. Replace the meat drawer.
1. Slide back of shelf into shelf track in wall of cabinet.
2. Guide front of shelf into shelf track.
3. Slide shelf in all the way.
To remove the crisper(s):
1. Slide crisper(s) straight out to the stop.
2. Lift the front.
3. Slide out the rest of the way.
4. Replace the crisper(s) in reverse order.
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Style 1
To remove the plastic cover:
1. Remove crisper(s).
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2. Lift cover front and remove the cover support.
To turn the ice maker on:
3. Lift cover up and slide out.
The on/off switch for the ice maker is a wire shut-off arm
located on the side of the ice maker.
1. Lower the wire shut-off arm.
Style 2
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To remove the glass cover:
1. Pull the glass straight out.
2. Replace in reverse order.
2. Listen for the sound of water filling and ice dropping
into the bucket.
NOTE: The ice maker will not make ice until the freezer is
cold enough.
3. Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. The ice
maker should make 7 to 9 batches of ice in a 24-hour
period, Discard the first three batches of ice produced.
To turn the ice maker off:
1. Automatic turn off: As ice is made, the ice cubes will fill
the ice storage bin, and the ice cubes will raise the wire
shut-off arm to the OFF (arm up) position.
To replace the cover:
1. Fit cover tabs into lowest cabinet slots and push in.
Lower the front retainers into place.
2. Insert cover support (with the long tab toward the front)
into the groove on the underside of the cover,
2. Manual turn off: Lift the wire shut-off arm to the OFF
(arm up) position and listen for the click to make sure
the ice maker will not continue to operate
REMEMBER:
Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice.
NOTE: If the support needs adjustment, turn base
clockwise to raise or counter-clockwise to lower,
Discard the first three batches of ice produce to avoid
impurities that may be flushed out of the system.
The quality of your ice will be only as good as the
quality of the water supplied to your ice maker,
Avoid connecting the ice maker to a softened water
supply. Water softener chemicals (such as salt) can
damage parts of the ice maker and lead to poor quality
ice, If a softened water supply cannot be avoided,
make sure the water softener is operating properly and
is well maintained,
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•
It is normal for the ice cubes to be attached at the
corners. They will break apart easily.
•
Do not force the wire shut-off arm up or down.
•
Do not store anything on top of the ice maker or in the
ice storage bin.
CARING FOR YOUR
REFRIGERATOR
To remove the shelf:
1. Remove items from the shelf.
2. Lift back of shelf over stop.
3. Slide shelf straight out.
Explosion Hazard
Use nonflammable
To replace the shelf:
cleaner.
Failure to do so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
1. Slide back of shelf into shelf tracks on walls of cabinet.
2. Slide shelf in all the way.
Both the refrigerator and freezer sections defrost
automatically. However, clean both sections about once a
month to prevent odors from building up. Wipe up spills
immediately.
Energy Saving Tip:
Clean the condenser coils regularly, as described in the
cleaning chart in this section. A coil cleaning brush is
available for purchase. Call 1-800-366-PART and ask for
Part Number 4210463.
To clean your refrigerator:
•
Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
•
Remove all removable parts from inside, such as
shelves, crispers, etc.
•
Use a clean sponge or soft cloth and a mild detergent
in warm water. Do not use abrasive or harsh cleaners.
•
Hand wash, rinse, and dry all surfaces thoroughly.
•
Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.
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Additional cleaning tips are listed below:
PART
COMMENTS
Outside
•
Inside walls
Waxing external painted metal
surfaces helps provide rust
protection. Do not wax plastic
parts. Wax painted metal surfaces
at least twice a year using
appliance wax (or auto paste
wax). Apply wax with a clean, soft
cloth.
To help remove odors, you can
wash with a mixture of warm
water and baking soda (2 tbs to 1
qt (26 g to .95 L) of water).
(allow freezer
to warm up so
cloth won't
stick)
Door liners
and gaskets
•
Do not use cleaning waxes,
concentrated detergents,
bleaches, or cleaners containing
petroleum on plastic parts.
Plastic parts
•
Do not use paper towels, window
sprays, scouring cleansers or
flammable fluids. These can
scratch or damage material.
(covers and
panels)
Condenser
coils
•
Roll refrigerator out away from the
wall.
Vacuum coils when dusty or dirty.
Coils may need to be cleaned as
often as every other month.
Roll refrigerator back into place.
Make sure to leave 1 in (2.5 cm)
between the cabinet back and the
wall.
•
Check to see if the refrigerator is
level.
NOTE: Not all appliance bulbs will fit your refrigeraton Be
sure to replace the bulb with one of the same size, shape,
and wattage.
To change the refrigerator light:
1. Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.
2. Reach behind the Control Panel and unscrew the bulb.
3. Replace the bulb with a 40-watt appliance bulb.
4. Plug in refrigerator or reconnect powen
If the electricity in your house goes off, call the power
company and ask how long it will be off.
1. If the power will be out for 24 hours or less, keep both
refrigerator doors closed to help foods stay cold and
frozen.
2. If the power will be out for more than 24 hours:
a) Remove all frozen food and store it in a frozen food
locker.
OR
b) Place 2 Ibs (907 g) of dry ice in the freezer for every
cubic foot (28 L) of freezer space. This will keep the
food frozen for two to four days. While handling dry
ice, wear gloves to protect your hands from ice
burns.
OR
c) If neither a food locker nor dry ice is available,
consume or can perishable food at once.
REMEMBER: A full freezer stays cold longer than a
partially filled one. A freezer full of meat stays cold longer
than a freezer full of baked goods. If you see that food
contains ice crystals, it may be refrozen, although the
quality and flavor may be affected. If the condition of the
food is poor dispose of it.
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Moving
When you are moving your refrigerator to a new home,
follow these steps to prepare it for the move.
Vacations
If you choose to leave the refrigerator on while you're
away, use these steps to prepare your refrigerator before
you leave.
1. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
1. Use up any perishables and freeze other items.
•
Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least
one day ahead of time.
•
Disconnect the water line from the back of the
refrigerator.
•
When the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shutoff arm to the OFF (up) position.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
•
Raise wire shut-off arm to OFF (up) position.
•
Shut off water supply to the ice maker.
3. Empty the ice bin.
If you choose to turn the refrigerator
leave, follow these steps.
off before you
1. Remove all food from the refrigerator.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
2. Remove all food from the refrigerator and pack all
frozen food in dry ice.
3. Depending on your model, turn the Thermostat Control
(or Refrigerator Control, depending on the model) to
OFE See the "Setting the Controls" section.
4. Unplug the refrigerator.
5. Empty water from the defrost pan.
•
Turn off the water supply to the ice maker at least
one day ahead of time.
6. Clean, wipe, and dry thoroughly.
•
When the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shutoff arm to the OFF (up) position.
7. Take out all removable parts, wrap them well, and tape
them together so they don't shift and rattle during the
move.
3. Depending on your model, turn the Thermostat Control
(or Refrigerator Control, depending on the model) to
OFE See the "Setting the Controls" section.
8,
Depending on the model, raise the front of the
refrigerator so it rolls more easily OR screw in the
leveling legs so they don't scrape the floor. See the
"Door Closing" section.
9,
Tape the doors shut and the power cord to the
refrigerator cabinet.
4. Clean refrigerator, wipe it, and dry well.
5. Tape rubber or wood blocks to the tops of both doors
to prop them open far enough for air to get in. This
stops odor and mold from building up.
When you get to your new home, put everything back
and refer to the "Installing Your Refrigerator" section for
preparation instructions. Also, if your refrigerator has an
automatic ice maker, remember to reconnect the water
supply to the refrigerator.
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The motor seems to run too much
TROUBLESHOOTING
Is the room temperature hotter than normal?
Expect the motor to run longer under warm conditions.
At normal room temperatures, expect your motor to run
about 40% to 80% of the time. Under warmer
conditions, expect it to run even more of the time.
Try the solutions suggested here first in order to
avoid the cost of an unnecessary service call.
Your refrigerator will not operate
Has a large amount of food just been added to the
refrigerator?
Adding a large amount of food warms the refrigerator. It
is normal for the motor to run longer in order to cool the
refrigerator back down. See the "Food Storage Guide"
section.
Is the power supply cord unplugged?
Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet with proper
voltage.
Has a household fuse or circuit breaker tripped?
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit.
Are the doors opened often?
Expect the motor to run longer when this occurs. In
order to conserve energy, try to get everything you
need out of the refrigerator at once, keep food
organized so it is easy to find, and close the door as
soon as the food is removed.
Is the Refrigerator Control turned to the OFF
position?
Refer to the "Setting the Controls" section.
Is the refrigerator defrosting?
Recheck to see if the refrigerator is operating in 30
minutes. Your refrigerator will regularly run an
automatic defrost cycle.
Is the control set correctly for the surrounding
conditions?
Refer to the "Setting the Controls" section.
Are the doors closed completely?
Push the doors firmly shut. If they will not shut all the
way, see "The doors will not close completely" later in
this section.
The lights do not work
Is the power supply cord unplugged?
Firmly plug the cord into a live outlet with proper
voltage.
Is a light bulb loose in the socket?
Turn the refrigerator control to OFE Disconnect the
refrigerator from the electrical supply. Gently remove
the bulb and reinsert. Then reconnect the refrigerator to
the electrical supply and reset the refrigerator control.
Are the condenser coils dirty?
This prevents air transfer and makes the motor work
harder. Clean the condenser coils. Refer to the
"Cleaning Your Refrigerator" section.
NOTE: Your new refrigerator will run longer than your old
one due to its high efficiency motor.
Has a light bulb burned out?
Replace with an appliance bulb of the same wattage,
size, and shape. See the "Changing the Light Bulb(s)"
section.
The refrigerator seems to make too much
noise
•
There is water in the defrost drain pan
Is the refrigerator defrosting?
The water will evaporate. It is normal for water to drip
into the defrost pan.
Is it more humid than normal?
Expect that the water in the defrost pan will take longer
to evaporate. This is normal when it is hot or humid.
The sounds may be normal for your refrigerators.
Refer to the "Understanding Sounds You May Hear"
section.
The ice maker is not producing ice
Is the freezer temperature
ice?
cold enough to produce
Wait 24 hours after hook-up for ice production. See the
"Setting the Controls" section.
Is the ice maker arm in the OFF (arm up) position?
Lower arm to the ON (arm down) position. See the "Ice
Maker Operation" section.
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Is the water line shut-off valve to the refrigerator
turned on?
Turn on the water valve. See the "Connecting the
Refrigerator to a Water Source" section.
Is an ice cube jammed in the ejector arm?
Remove the ice from the ejector arm with a plastic
utensil. Refer to the "Ice Maker Operation" section.
Does the ice maker mold have water in it or has no
ice been produced?
Check to see if your refrigerator has been connected to
your home water supply and the supply shut-off valve
is turned on. Refer to the "Connecting the Refrigerator
to a Water Source" section.
NOTE: If not due to any of the above, there may be a
problem with the water line. Call for service.
The ice maker is producing too little ice
Has the ice maker just been installed?
Wait 72 hours for full ice production to begin. Once
your refrigerator is cooled down, the ice maker should
begin producing 70-120 cubes every 24 hours.
Has a large amount of ice just been removed?
Allow 24 hours for ice maker to produce more ice.
Is the control set correctly?
Refer to the "Setting the Controls" section.
Is the water shut-off valve turned completely on?
Turn valve on fully. Refer to the "Connecting the
Refrigerator to a Water Source" section.
Is there a water filter installed on the refrigerator?
This filter may be clogged or installed incorrectly,
First, check the filter installation instructions to ensure
that the filter was installed correctly and is not clogged.
If installation or clogging is not a problem, call a
qualified person or a technician.
Off-taste or odor in the ice
•
Are the plumbing connections new, causing
discolored or off-flavored ice?
Discard the first few batches of ice.
•
Have the ice cubes been stored for too long?
Throw old ice away and make a new supply.
•
Has food in the refrigerator been wrapped
Refer to the "Food Storage Guide" section.
•
Do the freezer and ice bin need to be cleaned?
See the "Cleaning Your Refrigerator" section.
•
properly?
Does the water contain minerals (such as sulfur)?
A filter may need to be installed to remove the minerals.
The divider between the two compartments
warm
is
The warmth is probably due to normal operation of the
automatic exterior moisture control.
Temperature
is too warm
Are the air vents blocked in either compartment?
This prevents the movement of cold air from the
freezer to the refrigerator.
Remove any objects from in front of the air vents. Refer
to "Ensuring Proper Air Circulation" for the location of
air vents.
Are the door(s) opened often?
Be aware that the refrigerator will warm when this
occurs. In order to keep the refrigerator cool, try to get
everything you need out of the refrigerator at once,
keep food organized so it is easy to find, and close the
door as soon as the food is removed.
Has a large amount of food just been added to the
refrigerator or freezer?
Adding a large amount of food warms the refrigerator. It
can take several hours for the refrigerator to return to
the normal temperature.
Is the control set correctly for the surrounding
conditions?
Refer to the "Setting the Controls" section.
There is interior moisture build-up
Are the air vents blocked in the refrigerator?
Remove any objects from in front of the air vents. Refer
to "Ensuring Proper Air Circulation" for the location of
air vents.
Is the door opened often?
To avoid humidity build-up, try to get everything you
need out of the refrigerator at once, keep food
organized so it is easy to find, and close the door as
soon as the food is removed. (When the door is
opened, humidity from the room air enters the
refrigerator. The more often the door is opened, the
faster humidity builds up, especially when the room
itself is very humid.)
Is the room humid?
It is normal for moisture to build up inside the
refrigerator when the room air is humid.
Is the food packaged correctly?
Check that all food is securely wrapped. If necessary,
repackage food according to the guidelines in the
"Food Storage Guide" section. Wipe off damp food
containers before placing in the refrigerator.
Is the control set correctly for the surrounding
conditions?
Refer to the "Setting the Control" section.
Was a self-defrost cycle completed?
It is normal for droplets to form on the back wall after
the refrigerator self-defrosts.
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SEARS
MAINTENANCE
AGREEMENT
The doors are difficult to open
Are the gaskets dirty or sticky?
Clean gaskets and the surface that they touch. Rub a
thin coat of paraffin wax on the gaskets following
cleaning.
The doors will not close completely
Are food packages blocking the door open?
Rearrange containers so that they fit more tightly and
take up less space.
Is the ice bin out of position?
Push the ice bin in all the way.
Are the crisper cover, pans, shelves, bins, or
baskets out of position?
Put the crisper cover and all pans, shelves, bins, and
baskets back into their correct positions. See the
"Refrigerator Features" section for more information.
Are the gaskets sticking?
Clean gaskets and the surface that they touch. Rub a
thin coat of paraffin wax on the gaskets following
cleaning.
Does the refrigerator wobble or seem unstable?
Level the refrigerator. Refer to the "Door Closing and
Alignment" section.
Were the doors removed during product installation
and not properly replaced?
Remove and replace the doors according to the
"Refrigerator Doors: Removing, Reversing (optional)
and Replacing" section, or call a qualified service
technician.
"We Service What We Sell" is our assurance to you that
you can depend on Sears for service. Your Kenmore
appliance has added value when you consider that Sears
has service units nationwide, staffed with professional
technicians trained on all appliances Sears sells. They
have the knowledge and skills, tools, parts and equipment
to ensure our pledge to you that "We Service What We
Sell."
Sears Maintenance
Agreement
Maintain the value of your purchase with a Sears
Maintenance Agreement. Kenmore appliances are
designed, manufactured, and tested for years of
dependable operation. Yet any home appliance may
require service from time to time. The Sears Maintenance
Agreement offers you an outstanding service program for
your product.
The Sears Maintenance
Agreement
•
Is your way to buy tomorrow's
prices.
service at today's
•
Eliminates repair bills resulting from normal use.
•
Allows for as many service calls as you need.
•
Provides an annual Preventive Maintenance Check
at your request to keep your Kenmore Appliance in
proper running condition.
For more information, call 1-800-827-6655.
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For in-home
major brand repair service:
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-4-MY-HOME °" (1-800-469-4663)
Para pedir servicio de reparaci6n
- 1-800-676-5811
Au Canada pour tout le service - 1-877-LE-FOYEF_"
For the repair or replacement
Call 6 am
(1-877-533-6937)
parts you need:
- 11 p m CST, 7 days a week
PartsDirect°°
1-800-366-PART
(1-800-366-7278)
www.sears.com/partsdirect
Para ordenar piezas - 1-800-659-7084
For a Sears Service
Center location
in your area:
Call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
1-800-488-1222
For a Sears Maintenance
Call 7 am
Agreement
purchase
- 5 p m CST, Monday-
or inquiry:
Saturday
1-800-827-6655
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