Kenmore Elite 25326072100, 25326072101, 25326072102, 25326072103, 25326082100 Owner’s Manual

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Use & Care Guide
Gufa para su uso y cuidado
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
Sears Canada, inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada IVl5B 2B8
297089200 (0602)
Record Serial/Model Numbers ............ 2
Important Safety Instructions .............. 2-3
Kenmore Appliance Warranty .............. 3
Protection Agreements ........................ 4
First Steps ........................................... 5-6
Energy Saving Tips ............................. 6
Setting the Temperature Control ......... 6
Freezer Optional Features .................. 7-9
Care and Cleaning .............................. 9-10
Power Failure / Freezer Failure ............ 11
Troubleshooting Guide ......................... 12-13
Sears Service ..................................... 14
Sears Canada Customers .................. 14
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.
r'."lr_v:_:_ln_[q FOR YOUR SAFETY 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.
r':,w.._;_,,ln,,[_ 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.
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:
Model and Serial
Number Plate
Remove the door(s) of any appliance that is not in use,
even if it is being discarded.
_'!'lv,,/_,_:t_ll_[_ 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
, Have the refrigerant removed by a qualified technician.
These guidelines must be followed to 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
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.
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.
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 plug
One Year Limited Warranty When installed, operated and maintained according to all
instructions supplied 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.
For five years from the date of purchase, when this appliance is installed,operated, and maintained according to the instructions supplied with it, Sears will
repair the sealed system (consisting of refrigerant, connecting tubing, and compressor), free of charge, if defective in material or workmanship.
If this appliance is used for other than private family pur-
poses, 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:
t. 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 instructions
supplied 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 merchant- ability 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
In the U.S.A.
In Canada
Master Protection Agreements
Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new
Kenmore Elite®product 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
_" 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 four or more product failures occur within
twelve months
_" Product replacement if your covered product can't be
_" Annual Preventive Maintenance Check at your
request - no extra charge
_" Fast help by phone - phone support from a Sears
technician on products requiring in-home repair, 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 professional installation of home appliances and items like garage door openers, water heaters, and other
major home items, in the U.S.A. call 1-800-4MY-HOME <_.
Maintenance Agreements
Your purchase has added value because you can depend on Sears HomeCentral ®for service. With over 2400 Service
Technicians and more than a million parts and accessories, we have the tools, parts, knowledge and skills to back our pledge:
We Service What We Sell.
Your Kenmore Elite®product is designed, manufactured and tested to provide years of dependable operation. But like all
products, it 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 price.
Eliminates repair bills resulting from normal wear and tear.
Provides phone support from a Sears technician on products requiring in-home repair.
Even if you don't need repairs, provides an annual
Preventive Maintenance Check, at your request, to
ensure that your product is in proper running condition.
Some limitations apply. For more information about concerning Sears Canada Maintenance Agreements, call
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.
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.
3" (75ram)
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 particu- larly important in hotter climates to allow enough space for air circulation around your freezer.
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.
Unpacking and Leveling - Upright Models
Plastic Leveling Feet
Crating Screw
Discard Th_n_ng Screws
And (2) Wood Bases
To Level Chest Models:
If needed, add metal or wood shims between foot pads and
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. 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 deter- gent, or touch the residue with the sticky side of tape
already removed. Donot remove the serial plate.
_To allow door to close and seal properly, DO NOT let
food packages extend past the front of shelves.
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.
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