Amana ARB8057CB User Manual

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Owner’s Manual

Bottom Freezer

Refrigerator

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Contents

 

Introduction .................................................................

2

Important Safety Information ......................................

3

Installing Your Refrigerator .........................................

4

How to Remove the Doors and Hinges....................

4

How to Reverse Refrigerator Door ...........................

5

How to Install and Remove Handles ........................

6

How to Replace the Doors and Hinges ....................

7

How to Remove and Install Panels ..........................

7

How to Remove and Install the Pullout Drawer .......

8

How to Connect the Water Supply ...........................

9

How to Level Your Refrigerator ..............................

10

How to Adjust the Temperature Controls................

10

About Your Water Filter .............................................

11

Fresh Food Features ................................................

12

Primary Features ....................................................

12

Interior Shelves.......................................................

12

Door Storage ..........................................................

12

Accessories ............................................................

12

Climate-ControlledDrawers ...................................

13

Freezer Features ......................................................

14

Primary Features ....................................................

14

Drawers ..................................................................

14

Accessories ............................................................

14

Hints and Care..........................................................

15

How to Clean Your Unit ..........................................

15

How to Remove and Replace Light Bulbs .............

16

Trouble Shooting.......................................................

17

Water Filter Data.......................................................

20

Warranty ...................................................................

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Part No. 12642704

©2002 Maytag Appliances Sales Co.

Printed in U.S.A.

Form No. B/07/02

Thank you for buying an Amana refrigerator!

Please read this Owner's Manual thoroughly. This manual provides proper maintenance information.

Complete registration card and promptly return. If registration card is missing, call the Consumer Affairs Department.

Warranty service must be performed by an authorized servicer. Amana also recommends contacting an authorized servicer if service is required after warranty expires. To locate an authorized servicer, call 1-800-NAT-LSVC(1-800-628-5782). You may also contact us on the web at www.amana.com.

When contacting Amana, please provide the following information. Product information is on the serial plate, located on ceiling of fresh food section.

Model Number ________________________________________________________

'P' Number ___________________________________________________________

Serial Number _________________________________________________________

Purchase Date ________________________________________________________

Dealer Name _________________________________________________________

Dealer Address ________________________________________________________

Dealer Phone _________________________________________________________

Asure™ extended service plan

Amana offers long-termservice protection for this new refrigerator.Asureô Extended Service Plan is specially designed to supplement Amanaís strong warranty. This plan covers parts, labor, and travel charges. Call1(800)528-2682,or contact us atwww.amana.com for more information.

Before calling service...

If something seems unusual, please check ìTrouble Shootingî section, which is designed to help you solve problems before calling service.

What if these features are different from mine?

This book is intended to show the variety of features that are available in the product line. If your refrigerator does not have all the options that are shown, many of these options may be purchased by contacting the Consumer Affairs Department. See contact information on the cover of your manual.

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Important safety information

What you need to know about safety instructions

Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this manual are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. Common sense, caution, and care must be exercised when installing, maintaining, or operating refrigerator.

Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent, or manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not understand.

RECOGNIZE SAFETY SYMBOLS, WORDS, LABELS

DANGER

DANGER ñ Immediate hazards whichWILL result in severe personal injury or death.

WARNING

WARNING ñ Hazards or unsafe practices whichCOULD result in severe personal injury or death.

CAUTION

CAUTION ñ Hazards or unsafe practices whichCOULD result in minor personal injury.

DANGER

To reduce risk of injury or death, follow basic precautions, including the following:

IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous ñ even if they sit out for ìjust a few days.î If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator, please follow the instructions below to help prevent accidents.

Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer:

Take off the doors.

Leave the shelves in place so children

may not easily climb inside.

WARNING

To reduce risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury or death when using your refrigerator, follow these basic precautions, including the following:

1.Read all instructions before using the refrigerator.

2.Observe all local codes and ordinances.

3.Be sure to follow grounding instructions.

4.Check with a qualified electrician if you are not sure this appliance is properly grounded.

5.DO NOT ground to a gas line.

6.DO NOT ground to acold-waterpipe.

7.Refrigerator is designed to operate on a separate 103 to 126 volt, 15 amp., 60 cycle line. DO NOT modify plug on power cord. If plug does not fit electrical outlet, have proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

8.DO NOT use atwo-prongadapter, extension cord or power strip.

9.DO NOT remove warning tag from power cord.

10.DO NOT tamper with refrigerator controls.

11.DO NOT service or replace any part of refrigerator unless specifically recommended in Ownerís Manual or published

user-repairinstructions.DO NOT attempt service if instructions are not understood or if they are beyond personal skill level.

12.Always disconnect refrigerator from electrical supply before attempting any service. Disconnect power cord by grasping the plug, not the cord.

13.Install refrigerator according to Installation Instructions. All connections for water, electrical power and grounding must comply with local codes and be made by licensed personnel when required.

14.Keep your refrigerator in good condition. Bumping or dropping refrigerator can damage unit or cause unit to malfunction or leak. If damage occurs, have refrigerator checked by qualified service technician.

15.Replace worn power cords and/or loose plugs.

16.Always read and follow manufacturerís storage and ideal environment instructions for items being stored in refrigerator.

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Installing your refrigerator

These instructions were provided to aid

Selecting the best

you in the installation of your refrigerator.

Amana is not responsible for improper

location

installation.

Observe these points when choosing the

 

 

final location for your unit:

Measuring the opening

A 12" of air space should be provided for the top and back of the unit to allow for proper air circulation. When installing your unit, measure carefully.

Subflooring or floor coverings (i.e. carpet, tile, wood floors, rugs) may make your opening smaller than anticipated.

Some clearance may be gained by using the leveling procedure under How to Level Your Refrigerator.

IMPORTANT: If unit is to be installed into a recess where top of unit is completely covered, use dimensions from floor to top of hinge cap to verify proper clearance.

Transporting your refrigerator

Follow these tips when moving the unit to final location:

NEVER transport unit on its side. If an upright position is not possible, lay unit on its back. Allow unit to sit upright for approximately 30 minutes prior to plugging unit in to assure oil return to the compressor. Plugging unit in immediately may cause damage to internal parts.

Use an appliance dolly when moving unit. ALWAYS truck unit from its sideñNEVER from its front or back.

Protect outside finish of unit during transport by wrapping cabinet in blankets or inserting padding between the unit and dolly.

Secure unit to dolly firmly with straps or bungee cords. Thread straps through handles when possible. DO NOT overtighten. Overtightening restraints may dent or damage outside finish.

DO NOT install refrigerator near oven, radiator or other heat source. If not possible, shield unit with cabinet material.

DO NOT install where temperature falls below 55° F (13° C). Malfunction may occur at this temperature.

Make sure floor is level. If floor is not level, shim rear wheels of unit with a piece of plywood or other shim material.

To assure proper door closure, verify that the unit is leveled with a 14" tilt to the back.

How to remove the doors and hinges

Some installations require door removal to get refrigerator to final location.

WARNING

To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death, observe the following:

Disconnect power to refrigerator before removing doors. Connect power only after replacing doors.

CAUTION

To avoid damage to walls and flooring, protect soft vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs or other protective material.

1.Unplug power cord from power source.

2.Remove toe

grille and bottom bracket cover.

ïOpen freezer

(some models) as wide as possible.

3. Remove top hinge cover from refrigerator door by removing Phillips screw (non-trimmodels only).

ïRetain screw and cover for replacement.

4.Remove top door trim with Phillips screw (trim models only).

ïRetain screw and trim for replacement.

5. Unscrew 516" hex head screws from top hinge to remove hinge.

ïRetain hinge and all screws for later use.

6.Lift refrigerator door from center hinge pin.

7. Remove center hinge pin with a 516" hex nut driver.

ïRetain hinge pin for later use.

8. Remove Phillips screws to remove center hinge.

ïRetain hinge and all screws for later use.

9.Remove both stabilizing brackets with 38" hex head driver.

ïRetain screws and brackets for later use.

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How to reverse refrigerator door

DOORS WITH TRIM AND PANELS

1.Perform all steps listed in How to Remove the Doors and Hinges.

2. Transfer

cabinet

plugs and screws to

opposite

side of

cabinet.

 

3.Remove plugs with flat blade of screwdriver wrapped in masking tape.

4.Remove center mullion screws with 516" hex head driver.

IMPORTANT: When working directly on doors, place doors on a nonabrasive surface protected by towels or rugs to avoid damage to door finish.

5.Locate door stop (A) and door cap (B) on bottom edge of fresh food door. Remove with a Phillips screwdriver.

ïRetain all items for later replacement.

A B

6.Remove top door extension with 14" hex head driver. Flip door extension

(A) so notched corner turns in toward interior of door (B).

A

B

7.Remove side door trim (A) and handle trim (B) from door by tapping bottom edges upward with soft rubber mallet.

A

B

ïTrim will slide up approximately 34" and release from door.

8.Replace bottom door cap removed previously. Install door stop on opposite side of door.

9.Retrieve alternate side door trim shipped with refrigerator. Install trim by aligning notches of trim with metal mounting tabs on side of door.

ïSlide trim down until piece locks into place.

ïTap top of trim with rubber mallet to insure snug fit.

10.Remove tape from panels.

11.Proceed to How to Install and Remove Handlesto reinstall handle.

STANDARD REFRIGERATOR DOOR

1.Perform all steps listed in How to Remove the Doors and Hinges.

2. Transfer

cabinet

plugs

and

cabinet

screws

to

opposite

side of cabinet.

3.Remove cabinet

plugs with flat blade screwdriver tip wrapped in masking tape.

4.Remove center mullion screws with 516" hex head driver.

5.Transfer door stop to opposite edge of door using Phillips screwdriver.

IMPORTANT: When working directly on doors, place doors on a nonabrasive surface protected by towels or rugs to avoid damage to door finish.

6.See How to Install and Remove Handlesto remove and reinstall handles.

7.Proceed to How to Replace the Doors and Hingesto mount doors.

WARNING

To avoid possible injury and damage to property, tape decorative panels (some models) securely into place before removing side door trim and handles.

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Installing your refrigerator, cont.

How to install and remove handles

REMOVING TRIM AND PANEL FRESH FOOD HANDLE

Removing handles is necessary when removing panels, or when reversing the door.

1.Remove top door cap using a Phillips screwdriver.

2. Remove handle from door by tapping bottom edge upward with soft rubber mallet.

INSTALLING FRESH FOOD SIDE-MOUNTEDHANDLE

If installing handles for the first time, the Fresh Food handles can be located on the back of the refrigerator.

Install handle by fastening with T-15TorxÆ* screws removed from edge of door.

NOTE: If revers-

ing door, remove door plugs from opposite side of door and insert in screw holes.

REMOVING FRESH FOOD SIDE-MOUNTEDHANDLE

ïHandle will slide up approximately 34" and release from door.

INSTALLING TRIM AND PANEL FRESH FOOD HANDLE

Installing handles may be necessary after reversing door or installing a panel.

1.Make sure bottom door cap is installed and top door cap is removed.

ïUse a Phillips screwdriver for installation and removal.

2. Install handle

aligning handle notches withmetal mounting

tabs on side of door.

ïSlide handle down until piece locks.

ïTap top of handle with rubber mallet to insure snug fit.

IMPORTANT: If reversing trim and panel door, use alternate top hinge shipped with refrigerator.

Removing handles may be necessary when transporting unit through tight spaces, or when reversing the door.

R e m o v e handle by r e m o v i n g t h r e e T-15TorxÆ* s c r e w s from side of door.

ï Retain screws for later replacement.

3.Install top door cap with Phillips screwdriver.

WARNING

To avoid risk of serious personal injury from sharp edges, use extreme caution when removing and installing handles.

INSTALLING STAINLESS STEEL FRONT -MOUNTEDHANDLES

1. Loosen door clip on door with 14" hex nut driver.

2.Locate predrilled hole at base of handle, and fit

hollow end of handle over door clip.

3. Fit other end of handle over other door clip and

slide handle up as far as possible.

NOTE: If top of handle does not fit over top clip, loosen lower clip further until fit can be accomplished.

4.Insert 14" hex nut driver into predrilled hole at base of handle to tight-

en screw. Insert screw plug into hole.

REMOVING STAINLESS STEEL FRONT-MOUNTEDHANDLES

1.Remove screw plug at base of handle with a very small flat-bladescrewdriver.

2.Insert 14" hex nut driver into predrilled hole to remove screw.

3. Slide handle down and out to remove from door clip.

6* Torx® is a registered trademark of Textron Inc.

How to replace the doors and hinges

1.Install hinge assemblies.

2.Install center hinge with Phillips screws.

3.Install stabilizing bracket with 38" hex head screws.

4. Install center hinge pin with 516" hex head driver.

5.Place hinge side of refrigerator door on center hinge pin.

6.While holding refrigerator door upright, tighten down top hinge with 516" hex head driv-

er. Replace hinge cover (some models).

How to remove and install panels

(SOME MODELS)

WARNING

To avoid personal injury or property damage, fresh food panel should not weigh more than 30 lbs (14 kgs) and freezer panel should not weigh more than 15 lbs (7 kgs).

To remove panels, remove door handle and slide panel out the handle side of door.

Install panels by sliding panel in grooves provided by bottom door cap

and side trim.

Replace the handles, when

completed.

WHAT IF I AM INSTALLING RAISED PANELS?

If raised panels are used, allow 212" (A) minimum clearance between raised edge of panel and handle.

Please see the recommended dimensions for panelling.

Raised Panel B – 42" x 3558" (106.7 cm x 90.5 cm)

Raised Panel C – 2314" x 36116" (59.1 cm x 91.6 cm)

B

C

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Installing your refrigerator, cont.

How to remove and install the pullout drawer

WARNING

To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death, disconnect power to refrigerator before removing doors. After replacing doors, connect power.

CAUTION

To avoid possible injury, product, or property damage, you will need two people to perform the following instructions.

REMOVING PULLOUT DRAWER

1.Pull drawer open to full extension. Remove Phillips screw from each side of rail system.

2.Remove lower basket by lifting basket from rail system.

3.Pull upper basket out to full extension, and lift out to remove.

4.Lift top of door to unhook door supports from rail system. Lift door out to remove.

INSTALLING PULLOUT DRAWER

1. Pull both rails out to full extension.

2.Hook door supports into rail tabs, as illustrated, and lower door into final position.

3.With drawer pulled out to full extension, insert lower basket by aligning tabs on both side of lower basket with notches in rail assembly.

4.Slide upper basket into unit. Make sure that rear of basket hooks behind rail catch.

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How to connect the water supply

WARNING

To reduce the risk of injury or death, follow basic precautions, including the following:

Read all instructions before installing device.

DO NOT attempt installation if instructions are not understood or if they are beyond personal skill level.

Observe all local codes and ordinances.

DO NOT service device unless specifically recommended in ownerís manual or published userrepair instructions.

Disconnect power to unit prior to installing device.

CAUTION

To avoid property damage or possible injury, follow basic precautions, including the following:

Consult a plumber to connect copper tubing to household plumbing to assure compliance with local codes and ordinances.

Confirm water pressure to water valve is between 20 and 100 pounds per square inch. If water filter is installed, water pressure to water valve must be a minimum of 35 pounds per square inch.

DO NOT use a self-piercing,or316" saddle valve! Both reduce water flow, become clogged with time, and may cause leaks if repair is attempted.

Tighten nuts by hand to prevent cross threading. Finish tightening nuts with pliers and wrenches. Do not overtighten.

Wait 24 hours before placing unit into final position to check and correct any water leaks.

MATERIALS NEEDED

14" outer diameter flexible copper tubing

Shut-offvalve (requires a14" hole to be drilled into water supply before valve attachment)

Adjustable wrench

14" hex nut driver

NOTE: Add 8' to tubing length needed to reach water supply for creation of service loop.

1.Create service loop with tubing using care to avoid kinks in tubing.

2.Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet port.

3.Place brass nut (A) and sleeve (B) on copper tube end as illustrated.

A

B

4.Place end of copper tubing into water valve inlet port. Shape tubing slightly ñ DO NOT KINK ñ so that tubing feeds straight into inlet port.

5.Slide brass nut over sleeve and screw nut into inlet port. Tighten nut with wrench.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT overtighten. Cross threading may occur.

6.Pull on tubing to confirm connection is secure. Connect tubing to frame with water tubing clamp (C) and turn on water supply. Check for leaks and correct, if present.

C

7.Monitor water connection for 24 hours. Correct leaks, if necessary.

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Installing your refrigerator, cont.

How to level your refrigerator

If your refrigerator requires an ice maker water supply connection, proceed to How to connect the water supply section before leveling your refrigerator.

CAUTION

To protect personal property or unit from damage, observe the following:

Protect soft vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs, or other protective material.

Do not use power tools when performing leveling procedure.

4.Turn stabilizing legs (C) clockwise until firmly against floor.

5.Turn front roller adjustment screws (A) 2 to 3 times counterclockwise, so that full weight of unit rests on stabilizing legs (C).

A

C

6.Using a level, make sure front of refrigerator is 14" (6 mm) or12 bubble higher than back of refrigerator. See leveling step 3 for assistance.

MATERIALS NEEDED

38" hex head driver

Level

1.Remove toe grille and bottom hinge covers (see previous instructions).

2.Turn both front adjustment screws (A) clockwise to raise and counterclockwise to lower.

A

3.Turn both rear adjustment screws (B) clockwise to raise and counterclockwise to lower.

7.Replace toe grille and bracket cover(s). See markings on inside of toe grille to insure proper placement.

Snap bottom portion into place first. Press down on top part of grille until top portion snaps into place.

How to adjust the temperature controls

This refrigerator is designed to operate at a household temperature of 55° to 110° F (13° to 43° C). For initial temperature setting, follow all five steps listed below. If doing a simple temperature modification for an operational unit, only steps 3 through 5 are required.

B

1.Locate refrigerator controls at the top of fresh food compartment and freezer controls at top of freezer section. Set both controls to 4.

IMPORTANT: Neither section will cool if freezer control is set to Off.

2.Allow 24 hours for temperatures to stabilize.

3.Check to see if freezer temperature is 0° to 2° F (-17°to-16°C).

Turn control to next highest number if too warm.

Turn control to next lowest number if too cold. Allow 5 to 8 hours for adjustments to take effect.

4. Check to see that fresh food section is 38° to 40° F (3° to 4° C).

Turn control to next highest number if too warm.

Turn control to next lowest number if too cold.

Allow 5 to 8 hours for adjustments to take effect.

5.Repeat steps 3 & 4, as necessary.

HOW DO I PERFORM A TEMPERATURE TEST?

MATERIALS NEEDED

2 thermometers measuring -5°to 50° F(-21°to 10° C)

2 drinking glasses

For Freezer

Place thermometer in glass of vegetable oil in middle of freezer and continue with step 3 of temperature adjustment section.

IMPORTANT: Always start temperature adjustments with freezer section.

For Refrigerator

Place thermometer in glass of water in middle of unit and continue with step 3 of temperature adjustment section.

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