Amana Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator User Manual

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Owner's Manual

Bottom Freezer

Refrigerator

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Please contact us with your model and serial number: Consumer Affairs Department

Amana Appliances

2800 - 220th Trail

Amana, Iowa 52204

Ph# 1(800)843-0304in U.S.A.1(866)587-2002au Canada Internet: http:// www.amana.com

Keep instructions for future reference.

Keep this manual and your sales receipt together in a safe place in case warranty service is required.

Contents

 

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

3

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

4

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

5

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

5

How to Reverse the Doors ................................

6

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

6

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

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

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

11

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

11

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

11

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

11

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

12

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

12

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

13

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

13

Shelves ...........................................................

13

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

13

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

13

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

14

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

15

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

15

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

16

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

17

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

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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), or call 1(319)622-5511if outside the U.S.A. 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 _____________________________________________________

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. Call 1(800)528-2682, or contact us at www.amana.comfor more information.

Before Calling Service...

If something seems unusual, please check “Trouble Shooting” 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

Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels

!DANGER

DANGER—Immediatehazards whichWILL result in severe personal injury or death.

!WARNING

WARNING—Hazardsor unsafe practices whichCOULD result in severe personal injury or death.

!CAUTION

CAUTION—Hazardsor unsafe practices whichCOULD result in minor personal injury or product or property damage.

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.

!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 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 cold water pipe.

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 a two-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 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 manufacturer's storage and ideal environment instructions for items being stored in refrigerator.

! DANGER

To reduce risk of injury or death, follow basic precautions,

including the following:

Proper Disposal of Your Refrigerator

IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are stilldangerous–evenif 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.

Save These Instructions

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Installing Your Refrigerator

These instructions were provided to aid you in the installation of your unit. Amana cannot be responsible for improper installation.

How do I measure an opening to insure proper fit?

A ½" 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 LevelYour 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.

How to Transport Your Unit

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 side–NEVERfrom 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. Thread straps through handles when possible. DO NOT overtighten. Overtightening restraints may

dent or damage outside finish.

How to Select the Best Location

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

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 ¼" tilt to the back.

How to Remove the Doors and Hinges

Some installations require door removal to get refrigerator to final location. If removal of the pullout drawer is required, see later section entitled

How to Remove and Install the Pullout Drawer

!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(s).

• Open freezer door as wide as possible.

• Depending on the model of your unit, you may have one or two bracket covers.

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6

Lift refrigerator door from center hinge pin.

Hold freezer door in place while removing center hinge pin with a hex nut driver. Remove freezer door.

Retain hinge pin for later use.

3

4

Remove top hinge cover by removing Phillips screw.

• Retain screw and cover for replacement.

Unscrew hex head screws from top hinge to remove hinge.

• Retain all screws for later use.

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8

Remove Phillips screws to remove center hinge.

• Retain all screws for later use.

Remove bottom hinge or stabilizing bracket with hex head driver.

• Lift out bottom hinge pin (some models).

• Retain hinge pin and screws for later use.

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How to Reverse the Doors

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

2 Transfer cabinet plugs and cabinet screws to opposite side of cabinet.

Remove cabinet plugs with flat

blade screwdriver tip wrapped in masking tape.

Remove center mullion screws

with hex head driver.

For swing doors only

Remove bottom mullion screws with hex head driver.

Installing Your Refrigerator

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

3 Transfer door stops from bottom edge of fresh food and freezer door to opposite side of door edge.

Use a Phillips screwdriver for removal and installation.

4 See How to Install and Remove Handles toremove and reinstall handles.

5 Proceed to How to Replace the Doors and Hinges tomount doors.

How to Install and Remove Handles

Installing Fresh Food Front-MountedHandles

If installing handles for the first time, the fresh food handles can be located within the fresh food section. The handle trim will be located in the literature pack.

Removing Fresh Food Front-MountedHandles

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

1 Remove hex nut screws from door face with hex nut driver.

If reversing door, remove door plugs

from opposite side of door and insert in screw holes.

2 Align handle holes with screw holeson door face and secure with 2door face screws from step 1.

3 Locate handle trim in literature pack and install over top and bottom of handle, as illustrated.

• Secure top handle trim with remaining screw removed in step 1.

• Snap bottom trim over bottom portion of handle.

Installing Freezer Handles

If installing handles for the first time, the freezer handles can be located within the freezer section.

Install handle by fastening with screws removed from edge of door.

If reversing freezer door, remove door plugs from top edge of door and insert into screw holes.

1

Remove top handle trim by

removing top handle screw.

• Retain trim and screw for later replacement.

2 Pry bottom handle trim from handle with screwdriver flat blade wrapped in masking tape.

• Retain trim for later replacement.

3 Remove two remaining handle screws and remove handle.

• Retain screws for later replacement.

Removing Freezer Handles

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

Remove handle screws with Phillips screwdriver.

• Retain screws for later replacement.

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Installing Your Refrigerator

How to Install and Remove Handles continued

Installing Fresh Food Side-MountedHandles

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

Removing Fresh Food Side-MountedHandles

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

Install handle by fastening with screws removed from edge of door.

NOTE: If reversing door, remove door plugs from opposite side of door and insert in screw holes.

Installing Freezer Handles

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

Remove handle by removing three screws from side of door.

• Retain screws for later replacement.

Removing Freezer Handles

Removing handles may be necessary when transporting unit through tight spaces.

Install handle by fastening with screws removed from edge of door.

Remove handle by removing three screws from handle.

Retain screws for later replacement.

Installing and Removing Stainless Steel Front -MountedHandles

!DANGER

To avoid risk of serious personal injury from sharp edges, do not remove front-mountedstainless steel handles from unit.

How to Replace the Doors and Hinges

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2

Install hinge assemblies.

Install top hinge loosely with hex head screws.

Install center hinge with Phillips screws.

Install bottom hinge with hex head screws.

Insert bottom hinge pin (some models).

• Locate bottom hinge hole closest to outside edge of cabinet, and insert bottom hinge pin. Replaceany door shims, if present.

3 Place hinge side of freezer door on bottom hinge pin and hold freezer door upright while installing center hinge pin with hex head driver.

Replace any applicable door shims.

Make sure the hinge pin is installed tight.

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

5 While holding refrigerator door upright, tighten down top hinge with hex head driver and replace hinge cover.

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Installing Your Refrigerator

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.

Installing Pullout Drawer

1 Pull both rails out to full extension.

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.

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

3 With drawer pulled out tofull extension, insert lowerbasket by aligning tabson both side of lowerbasket with notches inrail assembly.

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

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Installing Your Refrigerator

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 published user-repairinstructions.

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 1.38 and 6.89 bar. If water filter is installed, water pressure to water valve must be a minimum of 2.41 bar.

DO NOT use a self-piercing,or 3/16" 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

1/4" outer diameter

Shut-offvalve (requires a1/4" hole

Adjustable wrench

flexible copper tubing

to be drilled into water supply

hex nut driver

 

before valve attachment)

 

 

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.

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

2

3

4

IMPORTANT: DO NOT overtighten.

Cross threading may occur.

A B

Remove plastic cap (A) from water valve inlet port (B).

Place brass nut (D) and

D E

sleeve (E) on copper

 

tube end as illustrated.

 

 

 

 

 

Place end of copper tubing into water valve inlet port. Shape tubing slightly–DONOTKINK–sothat tubing

feeds straight into inlet port.

F

6 Pull on tubing to confirm connection is secure.

Connect tubing to frame with water tubing clamp (F) and turnon water supply. Check for

leaks and correct, if present.

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

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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.
Repeat steps 3 & 4, as necessary.
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Check to see if freezer temperature is 0° to 2° F (-17° to -16° C).

Installing Your Refrigerator

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.

Materials Needed

3/8" hex head driver

• Level

1 Move refrigerator to final location and plug in power cord.

4 Using a level, make sure front of refrigerator is ¼" (6 mm) or ½ bubble higher than back of refrigerator.

2 Remove toe grille and bottom cover(s)

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3 Turn left and right adjustmentscrews (A) to raise or lowerfront of refrigerator.

• Make sure refrigerator cabinet is level from side to side by adjusting left and right roller adjustment screws.

Turn stabilizing leg clockwise until firmly against floor.

For Pullout Drawer Models: After completing the above listed steps, turn roller adjustment screws (A)2 to 3 times counterclockwise, so that full weight of unit rests on stabilizing legs.

• See leveling step 3 for assistance.

5 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.

Locate refrigerator controls at the top of fresh food

1 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 • 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.

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5

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.

Fresh Food Features

Interior Shelves

!CAUTION

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

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.

Full-WidthShelf

• To remove shelves, unhook

shelf from rear ladder assembly and pull out.

• To install shelves, insert shelf hooks into rear ladder assembly and lower into place.

Spillsaver™ some models

Spillsaver™ stationary shelves hold simple spills for easier cleaning.

• To remove shelves, lift up and out.

• To install shelves, reverse above procedure.

Spillsaver™ EasyGlide™

some models

Spillsaver™ EasyGlide™ shelves feature the convenience of easy cleaning with a pullout design to reach items in the

back. For ease of cleaning,

glass shelf may be removed by pulling to full extension and lifting out of frame.

To remove shelf and frame, see instructions for Spillsaver™ stationary shelves.

Rear Shelf Extensions some models

Rear shelf extensions help prevent articles from falling off the back of the shelf.

To remove and install shelf extension:

• To remove, pull extension straight up from rear of shelf.

• To install, insert posts of the shelf extension into holes in the shelf frame.

Door Storage

Dairy Center

The dairy center provides convenient storage for items such as butter, yogurt, cheese, etc. This compartment

is an adjustable feature located in the door. It can be moved to several

different locations to accommodate storage needs.

To remove, open dairy door, pull upward and tilt out.

To install, reverse above procedure.

Door Buckets

Door buckets adjust to meet individual storage needs.

• To remove, slide bucket up and pull straight out.

• To install, reverse above procedure.

Door Retainer

Door retainers remove for easy cleaning.

• To remove, slide retainer up and pull straight out.

• To install, reverse above procedure.

Accessories

Grip Pads some models

The Grip Pads prevents objects from sliding in the door bucket. Grip Pads areremovable and aretop-rackdishwasher safefor easy cleaning.

Wine Trivet/Can Rack some models

The Wine Trivet/Can Rack accessory fits in the bottom of most drawer assemblies.

Beer bottles can be laid cross-

wise, or a single bottle may be laid in the center depression. Cans

may also be stored, as illustrated.

Pantry Divider some models

The pantry divider is used to organize the Chef's Pantry™ into sections, and features a collapsable joint on the front

edge to ensure a snug fit.

NOTE: For easiest execution,

 

remove pantry. If removal is

To remove and replace

not possible, pull drawer open

divider:

to its fullest extension.

• To remove, unhook divider from rear wall of pantry, and pull out.

• To install, hook back of divider over rear wall of

pantry and press down until front joint snaps into place.

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