Kenmore Elite 25374225704, 25374227701, 25374227702, 25374227703, 25374227704 Owner’s Manual

Top Mount
Use & Care Guide
Congelador Superior
Guia para su uso y cuidado
Compartiments Superposes
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
241858201 (Aug 2007)
Welcome &
Important Safety
Congratulations on your purchase of a new refrigerator! We are very proud of our product and we are completely committed to providing you with the best service possible. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority.
We know you'll enjoy your new refrigerator and ThankYou for choosing our product. We hope you consider us for future purchases.
INSTRUCTIONS This Owner's Guide provides specific operating
instructions for your model. Use your refrigerator only as instructed in this manual. 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.
Please record your model and serial numbers below
for future reference. This information is found on the serial plate located inside the refrigerator compartment,
NOTE: Use 253 only soap and 970
water to clean serial plate.
Model Number:
erial Number:
Pur f#o£ ete!............................................2
Safety Instructions .............................. 2-3
Warranty .............................................. 3
Protection Agreements ........................ 4
Installation--Includes Connecting Optional Ice
Maker To Water Supply ..................................... 5-6
Door Removal ..................................... 7
Door Handle Installation ...................... 8
Features At A Glance ......................... 9
Temperature Controls .......................... 10
Looking Inside ..................................... 11-13
Water Dispenser & Ice Service ........... 14-16
Food Storage & Energy Saving Tips ... 17
Normal Operating Sounds & Sights .... 18
Care & Cleaning .................................. 19-20
Before You Call .................................... 21
Please Read All instructions Before Using This Refrigerator.
Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable liquids inthe vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read product labels for warnings regarding flammability and other
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.
Risk of child entrapment
Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of
the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators or freezers are still
dangerous - even ifthey 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 doors. Leave shelves in place so children may not easily climb
inside. Have refrigerant removed by a qualified service
These Guidelines Must Be FollowedTo EnsureThat
Safety MechaniSmS In This Refrigerator Will
Operate Properly.
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. Itmust 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.
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 intoan outlet controlled by a wall switch or pull cord to prevent the refrigerator from being turned off accidentally.
Avoid connecting refrigerator toa Ground Fault Interruptor
(GFI) circuit.
IMPORTANT: Turning the refrigerat0i temperature
control to "o" turns off the compressor and prevents
your refrigerator from cooling, but does not disconnect
the power to the light bulbs and other electrica! components.To turn off power to your refrigerator you
must unplug the power cord from the wa Ioutlet.
I or bypass the |
grounding prong. _)
f" Donot,.rider
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 purposes, this warranty applies for only 90 days from the date of purchase.
This warranty covers only defects in material and workman- ship. Sears will NOT pay for:
1. Expendable items that can wear out from normal use, including but not limited to filters, belts, light bulbs and bags.
2. A service technician to instruct the user in correct product installation, operation or maintenance.
3. A service technician to clean or maintain this product.
4. Damage to or failure of this product if it is not installed, operated or maintained according to all instructions supplied
with the product.
5. Damage to or failure of this product resulting from accident, abuse, misuse or use for other than its intended purpose.
6. Damage to or failure of this product caused by the use of detergents, cleaners, chemicals or utensils other than those
recommended in all 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
merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, are limited to one year or the shortest period allowed by law. Sears shall not
be liable for incidental or consequential damages. Some states and provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, or limitations on the duration of implied warranties of merchantability or fitness, so these exclusions or limitations may not apply to you.
This warranty applies only while this appliance is used in the United States and Canada.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., Dept. 817WA, Hoffman Estates, IL 60179
Sears Canada Inc.,Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5B 2B8
Master Protection Agreements
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.
The Master Protection Agreement also helps extend the life of your new product. Here's what the Agreement*
Parts and labor needed to help keep products operating properly under normal use, not just
defects. Our coverage goes well beyond the product warranty. No deductibles, no functional failure excluded from coverage - real protection.
Expert service by a force of more than 10,000 authorized Sears service technicians, which
means someone you can trust will be working on
your product.
Unlimited service calls and nationwide service, as often as you want us, whenever you want us.
"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.
F_ Fast help by phone - we call it Rapid Resolution -
phone support from a Sears representative on all products. Think of us as a "talking owner's manual".
F_ Power surge protection against electrical damage
due to power fluctuations. $250 Food Loss Protection annually for any food
spoilage that is the result of mechanical failure of any covered refrigerator or freezer.
Rental reimbursement if repair of your covered product takes longer than promised.
10% discount off the regular price of any non- covered repair service and related installed parts.
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.
The Master Protection Agreement is a risk free purchase. If you cancel for any reason during the product warranty period, we will provide a full refund. Or, a prorated refund
anytime after the product warranty period expires. Purchase your Master Protection Agreement today!
Some limitations and exclusions apply. For prices and additional information in the U.S.A. call 1-800- 827-6655.
* Coverage in Canada varies on some items. For full details call Sears Canada at 1-800-361-6665.
Sears Installation Service For Sears professional installation of home appliances,
garage door openers, water heaters, and other major home items, in the U.S.A. or Canada call 1-800-4-MY-
This Use & Care Manual 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.
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.
All four corners of your refrigerator must rest firmly on a solid floor. Your refrigerator is equipped with adjustable front rollers or front leveling screws to help level your unit.
To Level Your Refrigerator:
1. Remove toe grille.
2. Use flat-blade screwdriver or 3/8" socket wrench to adjust front rollers.
installation Clearances , Allow the following clearances for ease of installation,
proper air circulation, and plumbing and electrical connections:
Sides & Top 3/8" Back 1"
irtst llation - Connecting ice Maker To Water Supply
To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or severe personaJ injury, disconnect the refrigerator
from electricaJ power before connecting a water supply line to the refrigerator.
To Avoid Property Damage:
, Copper tubing is recommended for the water supply line.Water supply tubing made of W' plastic is not
recommended since it greatly increases the potential for water leaks. Manufacturer will not be responsible
for any damage if plastic tubing is used for supply line.
- DO NOT install water supply tubing in areas where temperatures fail below freezing.
- Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener can damage the ice maker, if the ice maker is connected to soft water, ensure that the softener is maintained and working properly.
iMPORTANT: Ensure that your water supply line connections comply with all local plumbing codes.
Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need
BasicTools: adjustable wrench, flat-blade screwdriver, and Phillips TM screwdriver
Access to a household cold water line with water pressure between 30 and 100 psi.
Awatersupp_y_inemade_ft/4inch(6_4mm)_D_c_ppertubing_T_determinethe_ength_fc_ppertubingneeded_ you will need to measure the distance from the ice maker inletvalve 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 shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to your household water system. DO NOT use a self-piercing type shutoff valve.
A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting the water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve.
NOTE: A Waterline kit is available fr0m your appliance dealer at additional cost. It contains 25 feet (7:6 meters) of 1A inch OD copper tubing, a saddle type shutoff valve (nonpiercing), (2) 14inch brass compression nuts, (2) ferrules/
sleeves, and instructions for installing a water supply line.
ToConnect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve PlasticWat_
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 shut off valve.
3. Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap.
4. Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto water supply line, as
5. Push water supply line into water valve inletas far as it will go (1Ainch). Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut onto valve.
Water 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 asshown.
7. Coil excess water supply line (about 2Y2turns) behind refrigerator as shown
r Valve
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. Reconnectrefrigeratortoelectricalpowersource.
10. To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm (see ice maker front cover for ON/OFF position of arm).
(Include enough tubing in loop to allow
moving refrigerator out for cleaning.)
fro m household water supply
iMPORTANT: !ttakes approximately 24 hoursfor the icemaker to begin producing ice,Air in new plumbing linesmay cause ice
makerto cycletwo o[three timesbeforemaking a fu!!trayofice,New plumbing may cause iceto bediscolored or have p_rflavor.
Discard icemade during thefirst24 hours,After connecting the watersupp!y, referto "HowtoPrime the WaterSupply System"for
impe_nt information ab0ut pdming an empty water supply Systern,
Your refrigerator's water supply system includes several tubing lines, a water fUter,a water valve and a water tank, To
ensurethat your water dispenser works pro_rly, this system must be completely filled with water whe nyour refrigerato r isfirst connected tothe household water supply line.
Top Hinge
Door Removal instructions
Tools Necessary:
3/8" Fixed
-lat Head
Screw Driver
DOOR REMOVAL iNSTRUCTiONS: If your refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area. you can _educe its size by
removing the doors. Checkfirst by measunng the entrance.
IMPORTANT: Before you begin turn the refrigerator temperature control to "0" and remove the electrical power cord from the walloutlet. Remove food from door shelves.
Wrench Sel
Eye Brow
Tube _'
Top Hinge
Cable Bracket
1. Disconnect electrical supply.
2. Remove toe grille (see figure on page 5).
To remove freezer door:
1. Remove top hinge cover, eye brow and screws.
2. Trace around the hinge with a soft lead pencil. This makes reinstallation easier.
3. Remove top hinge and lift door off bottom hinge pin.
4. Reinstall doorin opposite orderand mannerof removal.
Toremove refrigerator door:
1. Place wood block under door to support itsweight.
2. Unfasten the multi-wire cable bracket by removing its screw from the cabinet.
3. Detach the multi-wire cable connector located below the door. Place your thumbs on flat sides of each connector, grasp firmly, and pull apart.
4. Detach the water tube from the connector located below the door. The connector releases when you press its outer sleeve inward.
NOTE: If refrigerator has been used, have a container ready to catch excess water
from tube.
5. Remove the bottom hinge screws and hinge, holding the door as its weight rests on the wood block. Lay the door on its side to avoid damage to cable and tube.
6. Remove the center hinge screws and hinge. Ensure plastic washer stays on hinge pin.
7. Reinstall door in opposite order and manner of removal. When both doors are reinstalled, connect water line by insertingtube and pushing until mark touches face of fitting. Connect cable, replace toe grille, and plug inelectrical power cord.
1. Press outer ring against face
_ 2. Pullto
remove tube
Insert tube and
pUSh Until mark touches _ace of fitting
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