Kenmore Elite 25344382402, 25344382405, 25344382407, 25344383402, 25344383405 Owner’s Manual

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Side by Side Refrigerator
Use & Care Guide
Lado a Lado Refrigerador
Guia para su uso y cuidado
Compartiments C6te _ C6te R_frig_rateur
Guide d'utilisation et d'entretien
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Hoffman Estates, IL 60179 U.S.A.
Sears Canada, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8
241566602 (041 O)
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Congratulations on your purchase of a new refrigerator! At Sears, we are very proud of
our product and completely committed to providing you with the best service possible.
Your satisfaction is our #1 priority.
Thank you for choosing Sears; we hope you will consider us for future purchases.
Pleaseread andsavethisdocument
This Use & Care Guide provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use your
refrigerator only as instructed in this manual. These instructions are not intended to
cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution
must be practiced when installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.
Please record your model and serial numbers below for future reference. This
information is found on the serial plate located inside the refrigerator compartment.
Record your product reference information here.
Model Number: 253-
SerialNumber:
PurchaseDate:
Use only soap andwater to clean the serial plate.
Welcome&Congratulations............................................................................................2
ImportantSafetyInstructions...........................................................................................3
WarrantyInformation.......................................................................................................4
ProtectionAgreements....................................................................................................5
Installation........................................................................................................................6
DoorRemovalInstructions...............................................................................................9
FeatureOverview...........................................................................................................11
Controls&Settings........................................................................................................12
StorageFeatures...........................................................................................................16
AutomaticIce& WaterDispenser..................................................................................19
ReplacingFilters............................................................................................................22
StoringFood& SavingEnergy.......................................................................................24
NormalOperatingSounds&Sights...............................................................................26
Care& Cleaning.............................................................................................................29
BeforeYouCall..............................................................................................................30
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Pleasereadallinstructionsbeforeusingyour newrefrigerator.
ForYourSafety
Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable liquids in the vicinity of this or any
other appliance. Read product labels for warnings regarding flammability and other
hazards.
Do not operate the refrigerator in the presence of explosive fumes.
Avoid contact with any moving parts of automatic ice maker.
Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause severe cuts, and also destroy
finishes if they come in contact with other appliances or furniture.
Child Safety
Destroy or recycle the carton, plastic bags, and any exterior wrapping material
immediately after the refrigerator 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.
ProperDisposalOfYourRefrigeratorOrFreezer
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.
Before you throw away your old refrigerator/freezer:
Remove the doors.
Leave shelves in place so children may not easily climb inside.
Have refrigerant removed by a qualified service technician.
ElectricalInformation
Theseguidelinesmustbefollowedto ensurethatsafetymechanismsinthisrefrigeratorwill
operateproperly.
The refrigerator must be plugged into its own dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC
only electric outlet. The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a three-prong
grounding plug for your protection against electrical shock hazards. It must be
plugged directly into a properly grounded three-prong receptacle. The receptacle
must be installed in accordance with local codes and ordinances. Consult a qualified
electrician. Do not use an extension cord or adapter plug.
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Immediately repair or replace any power cord that becomes frayed or
damaged.
Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the
plug firmly, and pull straight out from the receptacle to prevent damaging the
power cord.
Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and before replacing a light bulb to
avoid electrical shock.
Performance may be affected if the voltage varies by 10% or more.
Operating the refrigerator with insufficient power can damage the
compressor. Such damage is not covered under your warranty.
Do not plug the unit into an outlet controlled by a wall switch or pull cord to
prevent the refrigerator from being turned off accidentally.
Avoid connecting refrigerator to a Ground Fault Interruptor (GFI) circuit.
Toturn offpowertoyourrefrigerator,unplugthepowercordfromthewalloutlet.
KENMORE REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY
ONE YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON REFRIGERATOR
For one year from the date of purchase, when this refrigerator is operated
and maintained according to the instructions supplied with it, Sears will
repair this refrigerator, free of charge, if defective in material or
workmanship. This one year time period does not include the refrigerator
water filter cartridge (if equipped), which is an expendable part warranted
for only 30 days (see below).
FIVE YEAR FULL WARRANTY ON SEALED REFRIGERATION SYSTEM
For five years from the date of purchase, when this refrigerator is 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.
30 DAY FULL WARRANTY ON WATER FILTER CARTRIDGE (ifequipped)
For thirty days from the date of purchase, Sears will replace the refrigerator
water filter cartridge if it is defective in material or workmanship.
All above warranty coverage applies only to refrigerators which are used for
storage of food for private household purposes.
Warranty service is available in the United States or Canada by contacting
Sears at 1-800-4-MY-HOME® (1-800-469-4663).
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.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 817WA, I-Ioffman Estates, IL 60179
Sears Canada Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8
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Inthe U.S.A.
Master ProtectionAgreements
Congratulations on making a smart purchase. Your new
Kenmore ® 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
Agreement:
_" Expert service by our 12,000 professional repair
specialists
_" 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 fixed
_" 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 ®.
In Canada
MaintenanceAgreements
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 ® 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 1-800-361-6665.
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This Owner's Guide provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use the
refrigerator only as instructed in this Use & Care Manual. Before starting the
refrigerator, follow these important first steps.
Location
Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet. Do Not use an extension
cord or an adapter plug.
If possible, place the refrigerator out of direct sunlight and away from the range,
dishwasher or other heat sources.
The refrigerator must be installed on a floor that is level and strong enough to support
a fully loaded refrigerator.
Consider water supply availability for models equipped with an automatic ice maker.
Installation
DoNotinstalltherefrigeratorwherethe temperaturewilldropbelow55°F (13°C)orrise
above110°F(43°C).Thecompressorwillnotbe abletomaintainpropertemperatures
insidethe refrigerator.
DoNotblockthetoegrilleon the lowerfrontofyourrefrigerator.Sufficientaircirculation
isessentialforthe properoperationofyourrefrigerator.
InstallationClearances
Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, proper air circulation, and
plumbing and electrical connections:
Sides & Top 3/8 inch
Back 1 inch
DoorOpening
Ifyourrefrigeratoris placedwiththedoorhingesideagainstawall,youmayhavetoallow
additionalspacesothedoorcan beopenedwider.
Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy access to a counter when removing
food. For best use of drawers and freezer baskets, the refrigerator should be in a
position where both the refrigerator and freezer doors can be fully opened.
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Toe GrilleInstallation&Removal
To remove the toe grille:
1 Open freezer and refrigerator
compartment doors.
2 Working from left side of toe grille,
slip your fingers between top of toe
grille and cabinet. Gently pull forward
until first set of tabs are free. Slide
your hand down past the free tabs
and pull forward again until the
second set of tabs are free. Continue
this process until all tabs are free and
the toe grille can be removed.
To install the toe grille:
3 Open freezer and refrigerator compartment doors.
4 Line up toe grille at base of refrigerator, making sure the four bottom tabs are resting
through holes at base of cabinet.
5 Starting from left side of toe grille, press in on first top tab using your thumb and push
toe grille forward until it snaps in place. Continue this process until all tabs
aresnapped in place and toe grille is secured to refrigerator.
Leveling
All four corners of your refrigerator must rest firmly on a solid floor. Your
refrigerator is equipped with adjustable front rollers to help level your
unit. To ensure proper door seal and assist door closing, the refrigerator
should be tilted 1/4" (6 mm), front to back.
Tolevel your refrigerator:
1 Remove toe grille (See "To remove the toe grille").
2 Use flat-blade screwdriver or 3/8-inch socket wrench to adjust front rollers.
3 Check both doors to be sure seals touch cabinet on all four sides.
TheRefrigeratordoorsaredesignedtoshutby themselveswitha 20degreeopening.
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ConnectingThe Ice MakerToYourWaterSupply
Toavoidelectricshock,whichcancausedeathor severepersonalinjury,disconnectthe
refrigeratorfromelectricalpowerbeforeconnectinga watersupplylineto the refrigerator.
ToAvoidPropertyDamage:
Coppertubingis recommendedforthe watersupplyline.Watersupplytubingmaded ¼"
plasticis notrecommendedsinceitgreatlyincreasesthe potentialforwaterleaks.
Manufacturerwill notberesponsible
foranydamageif plastictubingisusedforsupplyline.
DONOTinstallwatersupplytubinginareaswheretemperaturesfallbelowfreezing.
Chemicalsfromamalfunctioningsoftenercandamagetheicemaker.Iftheicemakeris
connectedto softwater,ensurethatthesoftenerismaintainedandworkingproperly.
Ensurethatyourwatersupplylineconnectionscomplywithall localplumbingcodes.
Before installingthe water supply line, you will need:
Basic Tools: Adjustable wrench, flat-blade screwdriver, and Phillips TM screwdriver.
,, Access to a household cold water line with water pressure between 20 and 100 psi.
A water supply line made of inch (6.4 mm) OD, copper tubing. To determine the
length of copper tubing needed, you will need to measure the distance from the ice
maker inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator to your cold water pipe. Then add
approximately 7 feet (2.1 meters), so the refrigerator can be moved out for cleaning
(as shown).
,, A shutoffvalve to connect the water supply line to your householdwater system. DO
NOT use a self-piercing type shutoff valve.
A compression nutand ferrule (sleeve) for connecting the water supply line to the ice
maker inlet valve.
A waterlinekitisavailablefromyour appliancedealerat additionalcost.Itcontains25feet
(7.6meters)of¼ inchODcoppertubing,asaddletypeshutoffvalve(non-piercing),(2)¼
inchbrasscompressionnuts,(2)ferrules/sleeves,andinstructionsfor installingawater
supplyline.
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To connectyour water supply lineto the ice makerinlet valve:
1 Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.
2 Place end of water supply line into sink or bucket. Turn ON water
supply and flush supply line until water is clear. Turn OFF water
supply at shutoff valve.
3 Unscrew plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap.
4 Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto water supply
line, as shown.
5 Push water supply line into water valve inlet as far as it will go (%
inch). Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and finger tighten
compression nut onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a wrench;
DO NOT over tighten.
6 With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply line to rear panel of
refrigerator as shown.
7 Coil excess water supply line (about 2% turns) behind refrigerator as
shown and arrange coils so they do not vibrate or wear against any
other surface.
8 Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten any connections
that leak.
9 Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power source.
10 To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm (see ice maker front cover
for ON/OFF position of arm).
Ittakesapproximately24hoursforthe icemakertobeginproducingice.Airinnewplumbing
linesmaycauseicemakertocycletwoor threetimesbeforemakingafulltrayof ice.New
plumbingmaycauseice tobediscoloredorhavepoorflavor.Discardicemadeduringthe
first24 hours.
If it is necessary to move your refrigerator through narrow doorways, follow these steps
to remove them.
Beforeyoubegin,unplugthe powercordand removeanyfoodfromdoorshelves.
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Before you start:
1 Make sure the electrical power cord is unplugged from the wall outlet.
2 Remove any food from the door shelves.
3 Close the doors.
To remove the hinge cover:
1 Remove the three screws from the cover over the top door hinges.
2 Pull the cover forward about a half inch and lift it off.
To remove the refrigerator door:
1 Trace lightly around the door's top hinge with a pencil. This makes reinstallation
easier.
2 Remove the two screws from the top hinge. Lift the door off of the bottom hinge and
set it aside.
3 Remove the three bottom hinge screws and hinge, if necessary.
To remove the freezer door:
1 Detach the multi-wire cable connector located above the top hinge. Grasp both sides
of the connector firmly and pull apart.
2 Trace lightly around the door's top hinge with a pencil. This makes reinstallation
easier.
3 Detach the water tube from the connector located below
the freezer door. The connector releases when you press
its outer sleeve inward.
4 Remove the screws from the top hinge and pull the multi-
wire cable through it.
5 Lift the door off of the bottom hinge. Lay the door on its
side to avoid damage to the Remove the three bottom
hinge screws and hinge, if necessary.
To reinstall the refrigerator and freezer doors, reverse the
above steps.
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