Kenmore Elite 25314772100, 25314772101, 25314772102, 25314772103 Owner’s Manual

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Frost-Free Chest Freezer
Use & Care Guide
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Manual de uso y cuidado
Cong_lateur Gel-Libre de Coffre
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
Sears Canada, inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada MSB 2B8
297004600 (0408)
Record Serial/Model Numbers ............ 2
Safety .................................................. 2-3
Warranty .............................................. 3
Canada ° Limited Warranty .................. 4
Protection Agreement ......................... 5
First Steps ........................................... 6
Energy Saving Tips ............................. 6
Setting the Temperature Control .......... 7-9
Alarm Function Table ........................... 10
Freezer Optional Features .................. 11
Care and Cleaning .............................. 11-12
Power Failure / Freezer Failure ............ 12
Troubleshooting Guide ......................... 13-14
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,
Record Your Modet and SeriaJ Numbers
Record the model and serial numbers in the space provided
below, The serial plate is located on the left exterior wall,
Modet Number:
or 253.
SeriaJ Number: 970.
Purchase Date:
_.,'wl_,_:t_._[q FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable vapors and
liquids inthe vicinity of this or any other appliance, Read
product labels for flammability and other warnings,
r':,,,v-._:t,,ll,,[_ CHILD 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,
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, / .........
Remove the door(s} of any appliance that is not in use,
even if it is being discarded.
Proper DieposaJ of Your Refrigerator/
[!llv,v/-1_t_ll_[Cl 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,
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These guideJines must be followed to ensure that
safety mechanisms in the design of this freezer wilt
operate properly.
Refer to the sedaJ pJate for correct electdcaJ 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 receptacb, protected with
a 15 amp time delay fuse or circuit breaker, The
receptacb must be instalbd 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.
o 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,
o To prevent the freezer from being turned off
accidentically, do not plug unit into an outlet controlled
by a wall switch or pull cord,
o Do not pinch, knot, or bend the cord in any manner,
Never unplug the freezer by pulling on the cord,
Always grip the plug firmly, and pull straight out from
the receptacle,
NOTE:Turning the temperature control to OFF turns off the
compressor, but does not disconnect the power to the light
bulb or other electrical components,
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
cord with 3-prong
grounding pNug
For one year from the date of purchase, when this freezer
is operated and maintained according to the instructions
provided in this Owner's Guide, Sears will repair this freezer,
free of charge, if defective in material or workmanship,
For five years from the date of purchase, when this freezer
is operated and maintained according to the instructions
provided in this Owner's Guide, Sears will repair the sealed
system (consisting of refrigerant,connecting tube, and
compressor), free of charge, if defective in material or
The above freezer warranty applies only to freezers which
are used for storage of food for private household purposes,
if promptly reported to your nearest Sears store or Service
Center, Sears will reimburse you up to a total of $100,00
for the value of food, as verified by Sears, lost while stored
in the freezer when used for private household purposes
as a result of:
Defects that occur during the first year following the date
of purchase,
Failure of the sealed refrigeration system (including
refrigerant, connecting tubing, and compressor), due to
defects that occur during the second through fifth year
after purchase, if freezer is used for other than private
household purposes, Sears will not be responsible for
any food loss, Food losses resulting from other than the
above stated defects, such as natural spoilage, power
interruption, inadequate power, manual disconnect of
power supply, fire damage, water damage, theft, etc,,
are beyond our control and are not covered by Sears, ..................................
Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you, This war-
ranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have
other rights which vary from state to state,
Warranty service is available by contacting the NEAREST
States, See the back page of this manual,
Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Dept. 817WA
Hoffrnan Estates, mL 60179
Sears Canada Inc., warrants every new Kenmore freezer to be free from defects in material orworkmanship. What Sears
will do, free of charge, in case of defect:
The Sealed System
(consisting of refrigerant,
evaporator, condenser FIVE (5) YEARS FIVE (5) YEARS FIVE (5) YEARS
and compressor)
All other parts or
adjustments ONE (1) YEARS ONE (1) YEARS ONE (1) YEARS
Normal Responsibility of the Customer
The following items, since they are not manufacturing defects, are not included in the warranty, but are the responsibility of
the customer:
1) Damage to finish after delivery.
2) Improper power supply, low voltage, or any defects in the house wiring system or appliance not connected
to electric outlet.
3) Replacement of light bulbs.
4) Damage caused by moving the product from its original installation.
5) Service required as a result of alteration, abuse, fire, floods, or acts of God.
6) Providing adequate air circulation to the refrigerating system.
7) Proper use and care of product as listed in the customer's manual; proper setting of the controls.
If any service is required under this warranty, simply call 1-800-4-MY-HOME sM(1-800-469-4663).
This warranty is in addition to any statutory warranty. The above warranty covers Kenmore Elite Freezers sold and oper-
ated in Canada only and shall not apply if the freezer is used for other than domestic purposes.
Sears Maintenance Agreement
Maintain the value of your Kenmore freezer with a Sears Maintenance Agreement.
SEARS CANADA INC. o Toronto, Canada o M5B 2B8
In the U.S.A.
Master Protection Agreements
Congratulations on making a smart purchase, Your
new Kenmore ®appliance is designed and
manufactured for years of dependable operation. But
like all products, it may require preventive
maintenance or repair from time to time, That's when
having a Master Protection Agreement can save you
money and aggravation,
Purchase a Master Protection Agreement now and
protect yourself from unexpected hassle and expense,
The Master Protection Agreement also helps extend
the life of your new appliance, Here's what's included
in the Agreement:
_' Expert service by our 12,000 professional repair
_' Unlimited service and no charge for parts and
labor on all covered repairs
_' "No-lemon" guarantee - replacement of your
covered product if more than three product failures
occur within twelve months
_' Product replacement if your covered product
can't be fixed
_' Annual Preventive Maintenance Check at your
request - no extra charge
_' Fast help by phone - non-technical and
instructional assistance on products repaired in
your home, plus convenient repair scheduling
_' Power surge protection against electrical
damage due to power fluctuations
_' Rental reimbursement if repair of your covered
product takes longer than promised
Once you purchase the Agreement, a simple phone
call is all that it takes for you to schedule service. You
can call anytime day or night, or schedule a service
appointment online,
Sears has over 12,000 professional repair specialists,
who have access to over 4,5 million quality parts and
accessories, That's the kind of professionalism you
can count on to help prolong the life of your new
purchase for years to come. Purchase your Master
Protection Agreement today!
Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices
and additional information, call 1-800-827-6655.
Sears Installation Service
For Sears guaranteed professional installation of home
appliances and items like garage door openers and
water heaters, in the U,S,A, call 1-800-4MY-HOME ®,
In Canada
Maintenance Agreements
Your purchase has added value because you can
depend on Sears HomeCentral ®for service. With over
2400 Service Technicians and access to over 900,000
parts and accessories, we have the tools, parts,
knowledge and skills to ensure the pledge: We Service
What We Sell.
Your Kenmore ®appliance is designed, manufactured
and tested to provide years of dependable operation.
Yet any major appliance may require service from time
to time. The Sears Maintenance Agreement offers you
an outstanding service program, affordably priced.
The Sears Maintenance Agreement
Is your way to buy tomorrow's service at today's
Eliminate repair bills resulting from normal wear
and tear.
Provides for non-technical and instructional
Even if you don't need repairs, provides an annual
Preventive Maintenance Check, at your request, to
ensure that your appliance is in proper running
Some limitations apply. For information
concerning Sears Canada Maintenance
Agreements, call 1-800-361-6665
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