Amana ARS2664AB User Manual

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Owner’s Manual

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As an Energy Star® Partner, Amana® has determined that this product* meets the Energy Star® guidelines for energy efficiency.

*Energy Star® applies to some models. Qualifying models are designated with the Energy Star® logo located on the product.

Contents

Electrical Requirements .....................................................

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Model Identification ............................................................

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Service ...............................................................................

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AsureExtended Service Plan ...........................................

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Parts and Accessories........................................................

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Proper Disposal of your Refrigerator .................................

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Installation Instructions .......................................................

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Controls ..............................................................................

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Installation Checklist ..........................................................

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Refrigerator Features .........................................................

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Refrigerator Shelves ...................................................

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Chiller FreshSystem (Some models) ........................

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Deli Drawer(Some models) ......................................

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Beverage Organizer (Some models) ..........................

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Garden FreshHumidity-ControlledCrispers

 

(Some models) ............................................................

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Storage Rack (Some models) .....................................

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Covered Storage Bucket (Some models) ....................

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Dairy Center (Some models) ......................................

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Snack Shelf (Some models) ........................................

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Temperature-ControlledBeverage

 

Chiller(Some models) ..............................................

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Door Buckets and Shelves ..........................................

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Adjustable Divider (Some models) ...........................

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Tall Package Retainer (Some models) .....................

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

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Automatic Ice Maker (Some models) ........................

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Stor-Mor® System ......................................................

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Tilt Out Bin (Some models) .......................................

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Removing Ice Bucket ................................................

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Ice ’N WaterSlide Control Dispenser

 

(Some models) .................................................................

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Ice ’N WaterElectronic Control Dispenser

 

(Some models) .................................................................

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Care and Cleaning ...........................................................

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General .....................................................................

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Odor Removal ...........................................................

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Adhesives .................................................................

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Door Gaskets ............................................................

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Condenser Coils .......................................................

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Glass Shelves ...........................................................

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Light Bulbs ................................................................

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Normal Operating Sounds ...............................................

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Before Calling For Service ...............................................

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Energy Tips ......................................................................

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Vacation Tips ....................................................................

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

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Recognize this symbol as a safety ! precaution.

Electrical Requirements

!WARNING

To avoid electrical shock which could cause severe personal injury or death, do not cut or remove round grounding prong from plug. Do not remove warning tag from power cord.

Do not use a two-prongadapter. Do not use an extension cord.

This refrigerator is equipped with a three-prong(grounding) plug for protection against possible shock hazards. If atwo-prongwall receptacle is encountered, contact

a qualified electrician and have the two-prongwall receptacle replaced with a properly groundedthree-prongwall

receptacle in accordance with the National Electrical Code.

Refrigerator is designed to operate on a separate 103 to 126 volt, 15 amp., 60 cycle line.

Model Identification

Thank you for purchasing this Amana® refrigerator. Please read this Owner's Manual thoroughly. This manual provides proper maintenance information. Any questions, call the Consumer Affairs Department at1-800-843-0304 inside U.S.A. and1-319-622-5511 outside U.S.A.You may also contact us on the web at www.amana.com.

Complete registration card and promptly return. If registration card is missing, call the Consumer Affairs Department. Keep a copy of sales receiptfor future reference.

When contacting Amana, provide product information. Product information is on the serial plate, located on ceiling of Fresh Food section. Record the following information:

Model Number: _______________________________

Manufacturing Number: _________________________

S/N or Serial Number: __________________________

Date of purchase: _____________________________

Dealer’s name and address: ______________________

___________________________________________

Service

Keep a copy of sales receipt for future reference or in case warranty service is required. Any questions or to locate an authorized servicer, call 1-800-NAT-LSVC (1-800-628-5782) inside U.S.A. 319-622-5511 outside U.S.A, or contact www.amana.com. Warranty service must be performed by an authorized servicer. Amana also recommends contacting an authorized servicer if service is required after warranty expires.

AsureExtended Service Plan

Amana offers long-termservice protection for this new refrigerator. Asure™ Extended Service Plan is specially designed to supplement Amana’s strong warranty. This plan covers parts, labor, and travel charges. Call1-800-528-2682,or contact us at www.amana.com for information.

Parts and Accessories

Purchase replacement parts and additional accessories (e.g. refrigerator shelves) over the phone. To order accessories for your Amana product, call 1-800-843-0304inside U.S.A. or319-622-5511outside U.S.A.You may

2 also contact us at www.amana.com.

For more information visit our web site: www.amana.com

!DANGER

Proper Disposal of your

Refrigerator

IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are stilldangerous—evenif they will sit for “just a few days.” 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 that children may not easily climb inside.

Installation Instructions

Proper installation will ensure this refrigerator operates most efficiently. Amana cannot be responsible for improper installation.

1. Remove doors if necessary.

!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.

a.Remove toe grille by pulling straight forward. Grille snaps free.

b.Dispenser Models

Loosen water tube clamp screw. Loosen plastic water tube union nut. Pull water tube away from union nut and through tube clamp.

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C

B

A. Plastic water tube union nut C. Water tube

B.Water tube clamp screw

c. Remove top hinge cover(A).

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B

A. Top hinge cover

B. Top hinge

!WARNING

To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death, green ground wire must remain attached to hinge.

d.Dispenser Models Only

Unplug top hinge wire connectors(D). Remove 5/16" hex head screws.Do not remove either green ground wire or screw(E) from hinge(C).

Carefully remove top hinge(C) from harness connectors(D).

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C

E

C. Top hinge

E. Green ground wire and screw

D.Hinge wire connectors

d.Non-DispensingModels

Carefully lift and remove top hinge(G) by removing 5/16" hex head screws(F). Do not disturb position of

hinge shims.

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G

F.

5/

16

" hex head screws

G. Top hinge

e. Remove doors.

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!CAUTION

To avoid property damage, protect soft vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs, or other protective material when moving refrigerator.

f.Rehang doors by reversing steps a–e.Use a dime at top of doors to space doors ¾" (18 mm) from cabinet.

2.Install Water Filtration Cartridge (Some models)

a.Remove bypass cartridge from water filter head in rear right corner of refrigerator section. Twist cartridge counterclockwise ¼ turn and pull down to remove. Save bypass to use if water filter replacement cartridge is not immediately available.

b.See Water Filtration System Installation and Operating Instructionsprovided with water filter cartridge for filter installation and operation.

The amount and condition of water used determines the life span of the water filter cartridge. Replacement for a household with average water consumption would be approximately six months. If water usage is high, or if water is of poor quality, replacement may have to take place before six months. See Water Filtration System Installation and Operating Instructions provided with water filter cartridge for more information.

3. Connecting Water Supply

!WARNING

To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death, disconnect power to refrigerator before connecting water supply. After connecting water supply, connect power.

!CAUTION

To avoid property damage, observe the following:

Confirm water pressure to water valve is between 20 and 100 pounds per square inch.

If water filter will be installed, water pressure to water valve must be a minimum of 35 pounds per square inch.

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

Check for water leaks and correct if necessary before returning refrigerator to normal location and 24 hours after connecting.

Important

Before connecting water supply, contact a plumber to connect copper tubing to household plumbing in compliance with local codes and ordinances.

A self–piercingor3/16" (4.8 mm) saddle valve is not recommended.Both reduce water flow, become clogged with time and may cause leaks if

repair is attempted. The correct type of shut off valve requires a ¼" (6 mm) hole to be drilled in water supply pipe prior to valve attachment. The manufacturer is not responsible for property damage caused by improper water connection.

Materials Required

¼" (6 mm) flexible copper tubing. Length of copper tubing must reach from water supply connection plus an additional 8' (2 m) for service loop behind refrigerator.

Procedure

a.Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet port. Place brass nut and brass sleeve on copper tubing. Insert copper tubing into water valve inlet port. Connect brass nut on copper tubing to water valve inlet port. Confirm copper tubing is secure by pulling on copper tubing.

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“P” clamp

B.

Copper tubing

C.

Brass nut

D.

Brass sleeve

E.Water valve inlet connection

b.Turn on water supply to refrigerator and check for leaks. Correct any leaks.

c. Create service loop using extreme care to avoid kinks. Secure copper tubing to refrigerator cabinet with a “P” clamp.

4.Plug in power cord.

5.Move refrigerator into final location.

!CAUTION

To avoid property damage, protect soft vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs, or other protective material when moving refrigerator.

a.Slide appliance cart under side of refrigerator. Wrap refrigerator with blanket or pad. Thread cart strap around refrigerator and tighten. Do not overtighten

strap. Move refrigerator in front of final location.

!CAUTION

To avoid damage or breakage to adjusting bolt, do not use power tools to correct leveling.

6. Stabilize refrigerator and align doors.

If refrigerator rocks or is not stable on floor perform the following:

• Determine which rear corner is rocking.

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Controls

Remove toe grille to gain access to roller adjustment screws.

!CAUTION

To avoid property damage and damage to the unit, do not use power tools to adjust leveling. Use hand tools only.

Turn rear roller adjustment screw clockwise to raise corner that is rocking.

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A

C

A.

Rear roller adjustment screw

C. Front roller adjustment screw

B.

Door hinge screws

 

This refrigerator is designed to operate at normal household temperatures of 55° to 110°F (13° to 43°C).

Refrigerator and Freezer Controls

Refrigerator and freezer controls are located on upper rear wall of refrigerator section.

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B

A.Freezer control

B.Refrigerator control

Check alignment of top of doors. If doors are level replace toe grille.

If tops of doors are not level perform the following steps:

Remove toe grille.

Determine which door needs to be lowered.

To lower corner of door, turn front roller adjustment screw counterclockwise.

Roller adjustment screw should be turned until doors are level.

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A.Turn roller adjustment screw to lower door.

If the unit has reached the bottom of its adjustment range, and the doors are still not level–raisethe opposite door by turning its roller adjustment screw clockwise.

When freezer control is set to off, neither refrigerator nor freezer sections will cool.

Setting Controls

With setting 1 being the warmest and setting7 being the coldest, start by setting both controls to4.

Adjust controls by using a household thermometer that includes temperatures between -5°to 50°F(-21°to 10°C).

Place thermometer snugly between frozen packages in freezer section. Wait 5 to 8 hours. If freezer temperature is not 0° to 2°F (-17°to-16°C),adjust freezer control by one number at a time. Check temperature again after 5 to 8 hours.

Place thermometer in a glass of water in middle of refrigerator section. Wait 5 to 8 hours. If refrigerator temperature is not 38° to 40°F (3° to 4°C), adjust refrigerator control by one number at a time. Check temperature again after 5 to 8 hours.

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B.Turn roller adjustment screw to raise door.

7.Review “Installation Checklist” in Owner’s Manual with consumer.

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Installation Checklist

This checklist is for personal records only.

Consumer Installer

Doors

Doors are aligned with each other. (After food has been added to refrigerator , consumer should check door alignment).

Doors seal completely to refrigerator cabinet.

Handles are solidly attached to doors.

Ice ’NWaterDispenser Models

If doors were removed to install refrigerator, top hinge wire connectors are reconnected.

Leveling

Refrigerator is stable.

Toe grille is properly attached to refrigerator.

Ice Maker

Water supply to refrigerator is turned on.

Water leaks are not present at connection between household water supply and refrigerator. (After 24 hours, consumer should check connection for water leaks.)

Ice maker arm is in on position for ice production. (It may take up to 24 hours for first harvest of ice.)

Product Literature

Owner's manual is reviewed including the following information.

Product registration card

Water filter installation and replacement (see water filtration package)

Refrigerator and freezer controls

Chiller Freshsystem

Garden Freshcrispers

Normal operating sounds

Water Filter (Some models)

Bypass cartridge is removed and water filter is installed

Water leaks are not present around filter head

Filter indicator light function is explained (some models)

Notes

Consumer's Signature

Installer's Signature

Installer's Company Name/Phone Number

Date

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Refrigerator Features

!CAUTION

To avoid property damage, confirm shelf is secure before placing items on shelf.

Refrigerator Shelves

All models feature Spillsavershelves. Spillsavershelves hold simple spills for easier cleaning. Shelves adjust up or down to meet individual storage needs.

!CAUTION

To avoid personal injury or property damage, handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Shelves may break suddenly if nicked, scratched, or exposed to sudden temperature change.

Remove shelves by lifting front, releasing hooks from metal track then pulling out.

Replace shelves by inserting hooks into metal track and lowering front.

Some models also feature EasyGlideshelves that pull forward for easy access of items in back.

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B

A. Spillsaver™ Shelf

B. EasyGlide™ Shelf (Some models)

Chiller FreshSystem (Some models)

Chiller Freshsystem features a drawer inside a sleeve. Air circulates between drawer and sleeve. This system keeps food fresh longer and up to 5°F (3°C) colder than refrigerator temperature.Use this drawer for deli storage or additional produce storage.

Chiller Freshcontrol is located below front shelf trim. Control adjusts amount of air circulating around drawer. Slide control tocold for normal refrigerator temperature and tocoldest for colder temperature. Ice crystals may form on drawer or food oncoldest setting. Cold air can decrease refrigerator temperature. Refrigerator control may need to be adjusted.

For adjusting or cleaning:

Remove drawer by lifting and pulling out. Remove shelf by lifting front, releasing hooks from metal track then pulling out.

Replace shelf by inserting hooks into metal track and lowering front. Use slots 8 through 11 only. Replace drawer by sliding in. Confirm boot is over air inlet in side wall.

Deli Drawer(Some models)

For adjusting or cleaning:

Remove drawer by lifting and pulling out. Remove shelf by lifting front, releasing hooks from metal track then pulling out.

Replace shelf by inserting hooks into metal track and lowering front. Replace drawer by sliding in.

Beverage Organizer (Some models)

The beverage organizer slides out from underneath the glide-outshelf. This may hold 12 cans or other desired beverages.

For adjusting or cleaning:

Empty contents before removing organizer.

Pull organizer forward until it catches on stops in shelf rail. Lift organizer front and pull out.

To replace, guide organizer into shelf rails until forward movement is stopped. Lift organizer front and ease organizer toward back of unit.

B

C

C

A

A. Shelf

C. Shelf Rails

B.Stops

Garden FreshHumidity-ControlledCrispers (Some models)

Garden Freshcrispers keep produce fresh longer. Do not wash produce before placing in crispers. Excess moisture could cause produce to spoil prematurely. Do not line crispers with paper towels. Paper towels will retain moisture.

Garden Freshcontrol is located below front shelf trim. Control adjusts humidity in crispers. Slide control tohigh for produce with leaves such as lettuce, spinach or cabbage.Slide control to low for produce with skins such as cauliflower, corn, zucchini or tomatoes.

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!CAUTION

To avoid personal injury or property damage, handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Shelves may break suddenly if nicked, scratched, or exposed to sudden temperature change.

A

A. Crisper Drawer

Remove Garden Fresh™ crispers by completing the following steps.

1.Remove crisper drawer by pulling out then lifting front upward.

2.Remove crisper shelf by lifting front of shelf while supporting underneath then pulling out.

3.Replace crispers and shelf by reversing steps 1–2.

Storage Rack (Some models)

Storage rack provides convenient storage for items such as a large bottle, eggs, etc.

Depending on location of shelf, hang rack using 1 of the following methods. Rack cannot be installed next to lower refrigerator section light.

Remove shelf by lifting front, releasing hooks from metal track then pulling out. Hang rack by inserting tabs into slots on side of shelf. Replace shelf by inserting hooks into metal track and lowering front.

or

Slide rack along side of shelf until tabs are inserted into slots.

Covered Storage Bucket (Some models)

Storage bucket has a lid and removable egg tray. When tray is removed, bucket will accept items such as a standard egg carton, ice, etc.

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B

C

A. Lid

B. Egg tray

C.Storage bucket

Dairy Center (Some models)

Dairy Center provides convenient storage for items such as butter, cheese, etc.

Dairy Center is adjustable to accommodate storage needs. Dairy Center may also be removed for cleaning. To remove Dairy Center perform the following steps:

Remove Dairy Center cover by opening cover. Push cover inward at pivot points and pull cover out. Lift Dairy Center up and pull out to remove.

Replace Dairy Center by reversing procedure.

A

A.Storage rack

Snack Shelf (Some models)

Snack shelf provides convenient storage for small items and snacks.

To remove snack shelf lift up and pull out. Replace snack shelf by sliding in above desired support rail and pushing down into place.

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Temperature-ControlledBeverage Chiller(Some models)

Temperature-ControlledBeverage Chillerkeeps beverages up to 5°F (3°C) colder than refrigerator section. Air inlet allows air from freezer section to pass to Beverage Chiller™. Air inlet is located on interior wall of refrigerator door.

Beverage Chiller™ control is located on left front wall of refrigerator section. Control adjusts amount of air circulating in Beverage Chiller™. Turn control to COLD for normal refrigerator temperature and toCOLDER for colder temperature.

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B

 

 

C

 

 

D

 

 

A. Beverage Chiller™ temperature

C.

Beverage Chiller™ door

control

D.

Air inlet

B.Turn control clockwise for colder

Beverage Chiller™ flip top design

Beverage Chiller™ comes in a flip top and a roll top design. It is adjustable to accommodate storage and cleaning needs.

To remove Beverage Chiller™ perform the following steps:

1.Grasp Beverage Chiller™ by sides lift up and pull out to remove.

Note: If Beverage Chiller™ has a separate bottom section, remove by pushing up and pulling out.

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A. Beverage Chiller™ bottom section

Beverage Chiller™ flip top design

To replace:

1.Slide Beverage Chiller™ bottom between desired shelf rails in door liner and push down into place.

If Beverage Chiller™ door track is cleaned, door track must be lubricated with petroleum jelly for proper operation of chiller door.

2.Slide Beverage Chiller™ between desired shelf rails in door liner and push Beverage Chiller™ top down into place over Beverage Chiller™ bottom.

IMPORTANT

For proper operation of Beverage Chiller™, one of the cold air intake holes must line up with notch in right door dike.

 

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A

 

 

B

 

 

B

E

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

E

D

C

C

 

A.

Door liner shelf rail

C.

Flange

B.

Notch in door dike must line up

D.

Beverage Chiller™

 

with one of Beverage Chiller™

E.

Beverage Chiller™ Door

 

cold air intake holes.

 

 

Beverage Chiller™ roll top and flip top designs

Remove Beverage Chiller™ cover (flip top model only) by opening cover. Push cover inward at pivot points and pull cover out. Replace cover by reversing procedure.

A

B

A.

C

C. Beverage Chiller™

Beverage Chiller™ top

B.

Beverage Chiller™ cover

bottom

Beverage Chiller™ flip top design

Door Buckets and Shelves

Graphic below does not represent all available bucket and shelf designs, however the following instructions do apply to

all units.

Door buckets adjust to meet individual storage needs.

Remove door buckets by pushing bucket up and pulling out.

Replace door buckets by sliding bucket in between shelf rails and pushing door bucket down into place.

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Freezer Features

Adjustable Divider (Some models)

Adjustable divider keeps items in place and adjusts to meet individual storage needs. Divider fits in any door bucket or door shelf.

!CAUTION

To avoid property damage, confirm shelf is secure before replacing items on shelf.

Automatic Ice Maker (Dispensing models)

Confirm ice bucket is in place and ice maker arm is down.

Tall Package Retainer (Some models)

Tall package retainer keeps tall items secure. Retainer fits in any door bucket. Tall package retainers in refrigerator door shelves are adjustable for two different heights.

To install, insert tall package retainer in holes in each side of door bucket or shelf front.

Install tall package retainer with knobs on retainer facing outward for tall setting.

For lower setting, install tall package retainer with knobs on retainer facing inward. Knobs slide into slots

in retainer holes on inside front of bucket.

A

A.Tall package retainer

A

B

A. Off position

B. On position

After freezer section reaches normal temperature, ice maker fills with water and begins operating. Allow 24–48hours after installation before first harvest of ice. Ice maker produces 7– 9 harvests of ice in a24-hourperiod under ideal conditions.

After ice is formed, ice maker drops ice cubes into ice storage bucket. During ice production, ice maker arm raises and lowers. When ice storage bucket is full, ice maker arm turns ice maker off. Discard first 3 harvests of ice after initially connecting refrigerator to household water supply and after extended periods of nonuse.

Stop ice production by raising ice maker arm. A definite click is heard when proper position is reached. Ice maker arm will remain in off position until pushed down.

!CAUTION

To avoid damage to ice maker, observe the following:

Do not force ice maker arm down or up.

Do not place or store anything in ice storage bucket.

Stor-Mor® System

Wire baskets slide out for easy access of items in back and wire shelves (Some models) can be rearranged to meet individual storage needs.

Remove baskets by pulling out and lifting. Replace baskets by placing baskets on side rails, slide baskets right and back until round knob is behind stop on rail.

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