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Refrigerator

Use & Care Guide

Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2

Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7

Temperature Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9

Fresh Food Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12

Freezer Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13

Ice and Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-16

Water Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-19

Food Storage Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-22

Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-26

Operating Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-31

Warranty & Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Guía de uso y cuidado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Form No. A/01/06

Part No. 12842122

www.amana.com

Litho U.S.A.

©2006 Maytag Appliances Sales Co.

Important Safety Instructions

Installer: Please leave this guide with this appliance.

Consumer: Please read and keep this Use and Care Guide for future reference; it provides the proper use and maintenance information.

Keep sales receipt and/or canceled check as proof of purchase.

Call: 1-800-688-9900USA

1-800-688-2002Canada

Have complete model and serial number identification of your refrigerator. This is located on a data plate inside the fresh food compartment, on the upper right side. Record these numbers below for easy access.

Model Number _______________________________

Serial Number ________________________________

Date of Purchase ______________________________

In our continuing effort to improve the quality and performance of our appliances, it may be necessary to make changes to the appliance without revising this guide.

What You Need to Know About Safety Instructions

Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this guide 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 appliance.

Always contact the manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not understand.

Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels

DANGER

DANGER – Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury or death.

WARNING

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

CAUTION

CAUTION – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal injury or property damage.

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.

• Cut off power cord plug.

This appliance is equipped with a three-pronggrounded plug for your protection against possible electrical shock hazards. It must be plugged into a properly grounded wall receptacle. Where a standardtwo-prongwall receptacle is encountered, it is the personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to have it replaced with a properly grounded threeprong wall receptacle. Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord. Do not use an adapter plug.

Power supply cord with three-pronggrounded plug

Properly grounded type wall receptacle

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Important Safety Instructions

WARNING

To reduce risk of fire, electric shock, serious

13.

Always disconnect refrigerator from electrical

injury or death when using your refrigerator,

 

supply before attempting any service. Disconnect

follow basic precautions, including the following:

 

power cord by grasping the plug, not the cord.

1.

Read all instructions before using the refrigerator.

14.

Install refrigerator according to Installation

2.

Observe all local codes and ordinances.

 

Instructions. All connections for water, electrical

 

power and grounding must comply with local

3.

Be sure to follow grounding instructions.

 

 

codes and be made by licensed personnel when

4.

Check with a qualified electrician if you are not

 

required.

 

 

 

sure this appliance is properly grounded.

15.

Keep your refrigerator in good condition. Bumping

5.

Do not ground to a gas line.

 

or dropping refrigerator can damage refrigerator

 

or cause refrigerator to malfunction or leak. If

6.

Do not ground to a cold-waterpipe.

 

 

damage occurs, have refrigerator checked by

7.

Refrigerator is designed to operate on a separate

 

qualified service technician.

 

 

 

115 volt, 15 amp., 60 cycle line.

16.

Have worn power cords and/or loose plugs

8.

Do not modify plug on power cord. If plug does

 

replaced by a qualified service technician.

 

 

 

not fit wall receptacle, have proper receptacle

17.

Always read and follow manufacturer’s storage

 

installed by a qualified electrician.

 

and ideal environment instructions for items being

9.

Do not use a two-prongadapter, extension cord

 

stored in refrigerator.

 

 

 

or power strip.

18.

Your refrigerator should not be operated in the

10.

Do not remove warning tag from power cord.

 

presence of explosive fumes.

 

 

11.

Do not tamper with refrigerator controls.

19.

Children should not climb, hang or stand on any

 

part of the refrigerator.

12.

Do not service or replace any part of refrigerator

 

20.

Clean up spills or water leakage associated with

 

 

unless specifically recommended in Use and Care

water installation.

Guide or published user-repairinstructions.

 

Do not attempt service if instructions are not

 

understood or if they are beyond personal skill

 

level.

 

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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Installation

Location

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) or rises above 110° F (43° C). Malfunction may occur at this temperature.

Refrigerator is designed for indoor household application only.

Measuring the Opening

When installing your refrigerator, allow 12” space at top and12” space behind machine compartment cover (located in the rear) for proper air circulation. If the refrigerator is placed with the door hinge side against a wall, you may want to allow additional space so the door can be opened wider.

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 Leveling, pages4-5.

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

Transporting Your Refrigerator

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 before plugging it 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–NEVERfrom 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 over-tighten.Over-tighteningrestraints may dent or damage outside finish.

Door and Hinge Removal

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

Do not adjust refrigerator to be any shorter than 6812” tall (minus hinge and cap). Doing so may damage underside components.

1.Unplug power cord from power source.

2.Remove toe grille (see page 4).

• Open both doors 180°, or as wide as possible.

Note: For refrigerators in operation, shut off waterbefore removing water line from the door.

To Disconnect the Water Line:

Push in white collar (A) and hold.

Pull the door-sidetube (B) from the connector.

To Reconnect the Water Line:

Firmly push tube 58” into the connector. Use lines on the tube as a guide for full insertion.

If tube end is damaged, cut off 58before reconnecting.

If leaking occurs, reconnect the line.

A

B

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Installation

3. Close doors.

4. Remove top hinge covers by removing Phillips screws.

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

For water dispensing models only:

• Do not remove screw connecting green ground wire.

6.For ice and water dispensing models only:

Detach main wire connector harness and red wire harness.

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

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

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 Door and Hinge Removal in reverse order.

Important: If water line tube end is damaged, cut off 58before reconnecting.

Leveling

CAUTION

To protect personal property and refrigerator from damage, observe the following:

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

Do not use power tools when performing leveling procedure.

To enhance the appearance and maintain performance, the refrigerator should be level.

Notes:

Complete any required door reversal, panel installation and/or a water supply connection before leveling.

Some models only have adjustment screws (A).

Materials Needed:

38” hex head driver

Carpenter’s level

1. Remove toe grille.

• Grasp firmly and pull bottom outward to unclip.

2.Using hex head driver, turn front adjustment screws (A) clockwise to raise andcounterclockwise to lower the front of the refrigerator.

A B B A

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Installation

3.Select models also have rear adjustment screws

(B). Using the hex head driver, turn each of these adjustment screws (B) to raise or lower the rear of the refrigerator.

4.Using the carpenter’s level, make sure front of refrigerator is 14” (6 mm) or12 bubble higher than back of refrigerator and that the refrigerator is level from side to side.

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

• Determine which door needs to be raised.

• Turn front roller adjustment screw

(A) clockwiseto raise front corner of door.

If one refrigerator door has reached the limit of its adjustment range and doors are still not level, raise or lower the opposite door by turning roller adjustment screw clockwise or counterclockwise.

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

If refrigerator is aligned and stable, replace toe grille.

Align the toe grille mounting clips with the lower cabinet slots.

Push the toe grille firmly until it snaps into place.

Connecting the Water Supply

(select models)

WARNING

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

Read all instructions before installing ice maker.

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 ice maker unless specifically recommended in Use & Care Guide or published user-repairinstructions.

Disconnect power to refrigerator before installing ice maker.

Water damage due to an improper water connection may cause mold/mildew growth. Clean up spills or leakage immediately!

CAUTION

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

Consult a plumber to connect 14” O.D. copper tubing to household plumbing to assure compliance with local codes and ordinances.

Confirm water pressure to water valve is between 35 and 100 pounds per square inch, 20 pounds per square inch without filter.

Do not use a self-piercing,or316” saddle valve. Both reduce water flow can become clogged over 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 over-tighten.

Wait two to three hours before placing refrigerator into final position to check and correct any water leaks. Recheck for leaks after 24 hours.

Verify the copper tubing under the sleeve is smooth and free from defects. Do not reuse an old sleeve.

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Installation

Materials Needed

14” outer diameter flexible copper tubing

Shut-offvalve (requires a14” hole to be drilled into

water supply line before valve attachment)

Adjustable wrench (2)

14” hex nut driver

Notes:

Use copper tubing only for installation. Plastic is less durable and can cause damage.

Add 8’ to tubing length needed to reach water supply for creation of service loop.

1.Create service loop with copper tubing (minimum 2’ diameter).

Avoid kinks in the copper tubing when bending the service loop. Do not use plastic tubing.

2.Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet port.

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

Reminder: Do not use an old sleeve. The nut and sleeve are provided in the Use and Care packet.

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.

Place adjustable wrench on nut

(1) attached to plastic waterline and maintain position.

2’ diameter minimum

B

A

B

A

Using second adjustable wrench

1

turn the lower nut (2)

2

counterclockwise and fully tighten

 

while holding the upper nut in

 

place.

 

Important: Do not over-tighten.

 

Cross-threadingmay 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 necessary. Continue to

 

observe the water supply

 

connection for two to three hours

 

prior to moving the refrigerator to

C

its permanent location.

 

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

Handle Installation

If not installed, the handle is located in the interior of the fresh food section or attached to the back of your refrigerator.

Remove and discard handle packaging and tape.

Handle design varies from refrigerator to refrigerator. Please reference the appropriate instructions for your model below.

Plastic Handle

Materials Needed

• Phillips screwdriver

To Install:

1. The handles are to be oriented as shown.

2. Align door handle clip with the door studs.

3. Ensure the large hole in the mounting clip is positioned down on both ends of the handle.

Door

Stud

4. Rotate the handle so that the handle is flat against the door.

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Installation

5. Grasp the handle firmly and slide down.

To Remove:

1. Grasp the lower part of the handle firmly, slide up, lift and remove from the surface.

Handle Extensions (select models)

To Install:

1.Align and clip handle extension into position on the handle. Press the extension over the door retainers.

To Remove:

1.Slide the extension down and unclip from door retainer.

Full-LengthAluminum Handles

To Install:

1. Release top door trim by removing Phillips screws from top of fresh food door and retain screws for later use.

2. Align notches on back of handle with

 

retaining clips on doors. Insert

 

clips into notches and slide

 

handle down until it contacts

Door Clip

bottom trim.

 

3. Replace top door trim and Phillips screws.

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

WARNING

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

To Remove:

1. Release top door trim by removing Phillips screws from top of fresh food door and retain screws for later use.

2. Grasp handle firmly with both hands. Slide handle upward approximately 34” to release.

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

To Reinstall:

1. Repeat in reverse order.

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Temperature Controls

Dial Temperature Controls

(select models)

The controls are located at the back left of the refrigerator compartment.

Note: The Freezer control turns the cooling system on. Neither section will cool if freezer control is set to OFF.

Initial Control Settings

After plugging the refrigerator in, set the controls.

• To adjust the controls, turn the control knob to the left or right as desired.

• Set the Freezer control on 4.

• Set the Refrigerator control on 4.

• Let the refrigerator run at least 8 to 12 hours before adding food.

Warm Cabinet Surfaces

At times, the front of the refrigerator cabinet may be warm to the touch. This is a normal occurrence that helps prevent moisture from condensing on the cabinet. This condition will be more noticeable when you first start the refrigerator, during hot weather and after excessive or lengthy door openings.

Adjusting the Controls

24 hours after adding food, you may decide that one or both compartments should be colder or warmer. If so, adjust the control(s) as indicated in the

Temperature Control Guide table above right. See page 20 for instructions on checking compartment temperature.

Except when starting the refrigerator, do not change either control more than one number at a time.

Allow 24 hours for temperatures to stabilize.

Changing either control will have some effect on the temperature of the other compartment.

Temperature Control Guide

Refrigerator too warm Turn the Refrigerator control to next higher number.

Refrigerator too cold Turn the Refrigerator control to next lower number.

Freezer too warm Turn the Freezer control to next higher number.

Freezer too cold Turn the Freezer control to next lower number.

Turn refrigerator OFF Turn the Freezer control to OFF.

Note: Turning freezer control to OFF stops cooling in both compartments. It does not shut off power to the refrigerator.

Touch Temperature Controls

(select models, style varies by model)

The controls are located at the top front of the refrigerator compartment.

Control

Initial Control Settings

After plugging the refrigerator in, set the controls.

Pressing the orpads adjusts the controls to the desired setting.

Set the Freezer control on 4.

Set the Refrigerator control on 4.

Let the refrigerator run at least 8 to 12 hours before adding food.

Warm Cabinet Surfaces

At times, the front of the refrigerator cabinet may be warm to the touch. This is a normal occurrence that helps prevent moisture from condensing on the cabinet. This condition will be more noticeable when you first start the refrigerator, during hot weather and after excessive or lengthy door openings.

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Temperature Controls

Adjusting the Controls

24 hours after adding food, you may decide that one or both compartments should be colder or warmer. If so, adjust the control(s) as indicated in the

Temperature Control Guide table at right. See page 20 for instructions on checking compartment temperature.

Except when starting the refrigerator, do not change either control more than one number at a time.

Allow 24 hours for temperatures to stabilize.

Changing either control will have some effect on the temperature of the other compartment.

Temperature Control Guide

Refrigerator too warm

 

Set the Refrigerator control

 

 

 

 

to next higher number by

 

 

 

 

pressing the

pad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refrigerator

too cold

 

Set the Refrigerator control

 

 

 

 

 

 

to next lower number by

 

 

 

 

pressing the

pad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freezer too warm

 

Set the Freezer control to

 

 

 

 

next higher number by

 

 

 

 

pressing the

pad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freezer too cold

 

Set the Freezer control to

 

 

 

 

next lower number by

 

 

 

 

pressing the

pad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn refrigerator OFF

 

Press the Freezer or

 

 

 

 

Refrigerator

pad until

 

 

 

 

a dash “–”appears in the

 

 

 

 

display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh Food Features

Shelves

CAUTION

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

Never attempt to adjust a shelf that is loaded with food.

Confirm shelf is secure before placing items on shelf.

Handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Shelves may break suddenly if nicked, scratched, or exposed to sudden temperature change.

Your refrigerator has either Spillsaver™ or non-sealedshelves. Spillsaver™ shelves have a spill retainer edge which allows for easier clean up and some are equipped with the EasyGlide™ slide out feature. To slide out (select models), grasp the front of the shelf and pull forward. Push in the shelf to return to the original position.

To Remove a Shelf:

• Slightly tilt up the front and lift up the rear of the shelf, then pull the shelf straight

out.

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To Lock the Shelf Into Another Position:

Tilt up the front edge of the shelf.

Insert the hooks into the desired frame openings and let the shelf settle into place.

Be sure the shelf is securely locked at the rear.

The Crisper Top serves as the lower fresh food shelf.

To Remove the Crisper Top:

Remove drawers as indicated (see page 11).

Place hand under the frame to push up the glass. Lift glass out.

To install, repeat above instructions in reverse order.

SideGlide™ Shelves (select models)

SideGlide™ Shelves can be adjusted to create a fullwidth shelf, or to slide from side to side to accommodate storage needs.

To Remove Shelf Rail

Assembly:

• Lift rail assembly up to remove hooks from frame.