Amana ARSE664BC User Manual

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Contents

 

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

2

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

3

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

4-10

Measuring the Opening.....................................................................

4

Transporting Your Refrigerator ..........................................................

4

Selecting the Best Location ..............................................................

4

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

5

Removing the Doors and Hinges ......................................................

7

Replacing the Doors..........................................................................

7

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

8

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

9

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

10

Setting and Maintaining Proper Temperatures ..................................

11

Initial Temperature Settings.............................................................

11

Adjusting the Controls .....................................................................

11

How to Perform a Temperature Test ...............................................

11

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

12

Water Filter Removal and Installation .............................................

12

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

13

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

14-16

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

14

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

14

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

15

Storage Drawers .............................................................................

16

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

16

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

17-18

Automatic Ice Maker........................................................................

17

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

17

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

18

Dispenser Features......................................................................

19-20

Dispenser Light ...............................................................................

19

Dispenser Pad.................................................................................

19

Removable Tray ..............................................................................

19

Water Dispenser Operation.............................................................

19

Control Features .............................................................................

20

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

21-22

How to Clean Your Refrigerator ......................................................

21

How to Remove Odors from Refrigerator .......................................

22

Energy Saving Ideas .......................................................................

22

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

22

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

23

Troubleshooting............................................................................

24-26

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

28

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

*This manual covers several models. Please refer to the feature sticker on the interior of the fresh food door to verify that your model number complies with Energy Star® standards.

Part No. 12591321

©2003 Maytag Appliances Sales Co.

Form No. A/05/03

 

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, see contact information on the front cover of your manual.

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 the interior of the 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.

Asure™ Extended Service Plan is specially designed to supplement Amana’s strong warranty. This plan covers parts, labor, and travel charges. Call 1-866-232-6244, or contact us at www.amana.comfor more information.

Before calling service...

If something seems unusual, please check Troubleshooting 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. See contact information on the front cover of your Owner’s 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 – Immediate hazards whichWILL result in severe personal injury or death.

WARNING

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

CAUTION

CAUTION – 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 – even if they sit out 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 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 Owner’s 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 refrigerator or cause refrigerator 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 manufacturer’s storage and ideal environment instructions for items being stored in refrigerator.

Save these instructions

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Installing your refrigerator

These instructions were provided to aid you in the installation of your refrigerator.

Measuring the opening

When installing your refrigerator, please reference chart below for clearance requirements.

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 (page 10).

 

Recommended

Unit Total

 

Clearance

 

Volume

Top

 

Sides

 

Rear

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less than

N/A

 

N/A

 

12"

23 cu. ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greater than

12"

 

N/A

 

12"

23 cu. ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

IMPORTANT: If refrigerator is to be installed into a recess where top of refrigerator 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 refrigerator to final location:

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

Use an appliance dolly when moving refrigerator. ALWAYS truck refrigerator from its side or back–NEVER from its front.

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

Secure refrigerator 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.

Selecting the best location

Observe these points when choosing the final location for your refrigerator:

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

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

To assure proper door closure, follow the leveling instructions in the section, How to Level Your Refrigerator (page 10).

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How to install and remove handles

For easier installation, some refrigerators may have been delivered with the handles off. Please see the interior of the fresh food section to locate the handle assembly. In case future transport of the refrigerator is necessary, the removal instructions have been included here for your convenience.

Handle design may vary from refrigerator to refrigerator. Please reference the instructions for the appropriate handle design below.

INSTALLING FRONTMOUNTED HANDLES

1. Remove two 14" hex nut screws from bottom of refrigerator and freezer door.

2. Align door handles with top and bottom sets of door clips, and slide down until screw holes on bottom of handles match with door screw holes.

3. Insert 14" hex nut screws previously removed into screw holes at bottom of handle section.

4.Snap trim over bottom portion of handles and retainers on bottom door.

5.Repeat instructions 1-4to install other handle.

REMOVING FRONTMOUNTED HANDLES

1.Remove bottom portion of handle trim with a very

small flat-bladescrewdriver.

IMPORTANT: Wrap blade of screwdriver with masking tape to avoid damaging refrigerator.

2. Remove two handle base screws.

3.Pull handle up and out to release from refrigerator. Fit may be tight.

4.Repeat instructions 1-3to remove other handle.

INSTALLING FULLLENGTH EXTRUDED HANDLES

1. Release top door trim by removing Phillips screwsfrom top of fresh fooddoor.

Retain Phillips

screws for later replacement.

2.Align notches on back of handle with retaining clips

on doors. Insert clips into notches and slide handle down until it contacts bottom trim.

3. Replace top door trim with Phillips screws retained from trim removal.

4.Repeat instructions 1-3to install other handle.

REMOVING FULL-LENGTHEXTRUDED HANDLES

WARNING

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

1. Release top door trim by removing Phillips screws from top of fresh food door.

Retain Phillips screws for later replacement.

2. Grasp handle firmly with both hands and slide handle upward approximately 34" to release.

3.Repeat instructions 1-3to remove other handle.

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Installing your refrigerator, cont.

INSTALLING STANDARD HANDLES

1. Remove four 14" hex nut screws from top and bottom of doors.

2. Align door handles with screw holes and insert 14" hex nut screws removed in step 1.

3.Snap handle trim over screw holes at top and bottom of

handles.

Snap in trim by inserting large round end first.

4.Repeat instructions 1-3to install the other handle.

REMOVING STANDARD HANDLES

1. Remove handle trim from handles with a very small flat-bladescrewdriver.

IMPORTANT: Wrap blade of screwdriver with masking tape to avoid damaging unit.

2. To release handles, remove 14" hex nut screws from topand bottom of handles.

3.Repeat instructions 1-2to remove the other handle.

INSTALLING FRONTMOUNTED HANDLES FOR STAINLESS STEEL

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

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

over lower door clip.

3. Fit other end of handle over upperdoor clip and slide 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 tighten

screw. Insert screw

plug into hole, as illustrated.

5.Repeat above steps to install other handle.

REMOVING FRONTMOUNTED HANDLES FOR STAINLESS STEEL

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

Insert 14" hex nut driver

into predrilled hole to remove screw.

2. Slide handle down and remove from bottom door clip.

3. Repeat above steps to remove other handle.

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Removing the doors and hinges

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

WARNING

To avoid severe personal injury or death, observe the following:

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

Green ground wire must be attached to top hinge while performing door removal and replacement.

Tape decorative panels (select models) securely into place before removing door handles.

CAUTION

To avoid property damage, observe the following:

Protect soft vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs or other protective material, prior to moving refrigerator.

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

DO NOT adjust refrigerator to be any shorter than 6812" tall (minus hinge and cap). Doing so may damage underside components.

1.Remove toe grille and bottom hinge covers.

Open both doors 180 degrees, or as wide as possible to remove.

6.For dispensing models only:

Detach main wire connector harness and red wire harness.

To detach main wire harness, use a flat blade screwdriver or fingernail to press junction point between two connectors to release.

2. While pinching white collar (A) to the blue connector (B), pull water line

from connector.

To detach red wire harness, press tab on underside of connector to release.

A

B

IMPORTANT: When reconnecting water line, cut off tubing at first available scored line before inserting into connector collar.

3.Remove top hinge cover by removing Phillips screw.

4.Close doors.

5.Unscrew 516" hex head screws from top hinges.

For dispensing models only:

DO NOT remove either green ground wire or wire connecting center screw.

7. Remove top hinges along with doors.

8.Remove bottom hinges with a 38" hex head driver.

Replacing the doors

To replace the doors, follow the steps in Removing the Doors and Hinges in reverse order.

IMPORTANT: When reconnecting water line, cut off tubing at first available scored line before inserting into connector collar.

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Installing your refrigerator, cont.

How to install and

INSTALLING PANELS

1. Remove top trim screws with a

remove panels

Phillips screwdriver and remove top

 

(SELECT MODELS)

trim.

 

WARNING

To avoid possible injury and damage to property, tape decorative panels (select models) securely into place when door handles are removed.

CAUTION

To avoid personal injury or property damage, observe the following:

Refrigerator panels should not weigh more than 30 pounds (14 kilograms) and freezer panels should not weigh more than 15 pounds (7 kilograms).

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

Protect hands and arms by wearing gloves.

NOTE:

To protect door surfaces from being scratched, cover back edges of decorator panels by placing masking tape along back edges.

Save all screws and reuse in original locations.

14" (6 mm) Panel Dimensions

Extended

 

 

Door

Panel

Panel

Panel

Height

Width

 

 

 

Fresh food

66 34"

18 1516"

door

(169.5 cm)

(48.1 cm)

 

 

 

Upper

18 18"

13 1516"

dispensing

(46 cm)

(35.4 cm)

freezer door

 

 

 

 

 

Lower

32 332"

13 1516"

dispensing

(81.5 cm)

(35.4 cm)

freezer door

 

 

 

 

 

Non-

66 34"

13 1516"

dispensing

(169.5 cm)

(35.4 cm)

freezer door

 

 

 

 

 

2. Slide handle upward until loose. Remove handle from door.

3.Remove door retainer clips with a 14" hex head driver.

4.Slide bottom of panels into bottom door trim until hinge side of decorator panel rests under hinge side trim.

IMPORTANT: Tape tops of panels to door to prevent panels from falling.

5.Reinstall door retainer clips with a 14" hex head driver.

6.Reinstall handle by inserting retaining clips on door into notches on back of handle.

Slide handle down until it contacts bottom trim.

7.Remove tape from

tops of panels before reinstalling top door trim with Phillips screws removed in step 1.

REMOVING PANELS

1.Remove top trim screws with a Phillips screwdriver and remove top trim.

IMPORTANT: Tape tops of panels to door to prevent panels from falling.

2. Slide handle upward until loose. Remove handle from door.

3.Remove door retainer clips with a 14" hex head driver.

4.Remove tape to slide panels out of door trim.

5.Refer to steps 5, 6 and 7 of

Installing Panels to install handles and trim.

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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 owner’s manual or publisheduser-repairinstructions.

Disconnect power to refrigerator prior to installing device.

Water damage due to improper water connection may cause mold/mildew growth.

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 aself-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 refrigerator 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 – DO NOT KINK – 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, refer to How to Connect the Water Supply (page 9) before leveling your refrigerator.

CAUTION

To protect personal property or refrigerator 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.

MATERIALS NEEDED

38" hex head driver

Level

1.Remove toe grille and bottom bracket covers.

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.

B

4.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.

5.If required, correct rocking of refrigerator by turning rear adjustment screw clockwise to raise rocking corner. If doors are uneven…

Determine which door needs to be raised.

Turn front roller adjustment screw clockwise to raise front corner of door.

If the refrigerator has reached the

limit of its adjustment range, and doors are still not level–loweropposite door by turning roller adjustment screw counterclockwise.

Check with level to verify 14" tilt to the back for proper door closure.

If refrigerator is aligned and stable, replace toe grille and hinge covers.

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