Amana Compact Refrigerator Freezer User Manual
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Contents

Model Identification

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

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

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Installation Information .........................................................

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Space Requirements ....................................................

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Leveling Refrigerator ....................................................

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Door Removal ...............................................................

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Door Reversal ...............................................................

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Connect Ice Maker Water Supply Line ................................

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

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Controls

 

Refrigerator and Freezer Controls ................................

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Exterior Moisture Control ..............................................

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Setting Controls ............................................................

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Refrigerator Features

 

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

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Chiller Fresh™ System .................................................

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Garden Fresh™ Crispers .............................................

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Covered Storage Bucket ..............................................

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Dairy Center ..................................................................

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Door Buckets ................................................................

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Door Shelves ................................................................

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Freezer Features

 

Wire Shelf .....................................................................

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Reversible Utility Rack ..................................................

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Care and Cleaning

 

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

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

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

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

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

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Electrical Requirements

!RECOGNIZE THIS SYMBOL AS

A SAFETY PRECAUTION

! WARNING

To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death, do not, under any circumstances cut or remove the round grounding prong from the plug. Refrigerator must be grounded at all times. 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 thetwo-prongwall receptacle replaced. Refrigerator must be earthed and connected to a separate 240 volt, 50 hz., 10A circuit.

Locate product information on the nameplate, found in upper left corner of refrigerator section. Record the following information:

Model Number

Manufacturing Number

Serial or S/N Number

Date of purchase

Dealer’s name and address

Keep a copy of sales receipt for future reference.

Installation Information

A qualified engineer must connect refrigerator in accordance with these installation instructions. Measure door opening and depth and width of refrigerator. Remove handles or doors as required. Engineer must follow local electrical regulations.

Space Requirements

! WARNING

Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, fire, or burns.

To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow a 1" (2.5 cm) space at the top of refrigerator.

If your refrigerator has an ice maker, make sure you allow extra space at the back for the water line connection. The refrigerator can be flush with the back wall if you do not have an ice maker installed.

If you are installing refrigerator next to a fixed wall, leave 21/2" (6.5 cm) minimum on each side (depending

on model) to allow the door to swing open 90°. NOTE: Do not install the refrigerator near an oven,

radiator, or other heat source, nor in a location where the temperature will fall below 55°F (13° C).

Leveling Refrigerator

! CAUTION

To avoid property damage, protect soft vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs or other protective material when moving refrigerator. Make sure stabilizing leg is raised before moving refrigerator. Raise stabilizing leg by turning counterclockwise.

Some installations may require door reversal to achieve full door swing. If so proceed to Door Reversal section before leveling refrigerator.

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If your refrigerator requires ice maker water supply connection, proceed to Connect Ice Maker Water Supply section before leveling refrigerator.

1.Plug in power cord.

2.Move refrigerator into final location.

3.Level refrigerator using a level placed on top of the refrigerator.

Remove toe grille. Remove bottom hinge cover if refrigerator has a stabilizing leg.

Turn 3/8" hex head roller adjustment screws to raise or lower refrigerator cabinet. Front of refrigerator must be1/4" (6 mm), or1/2 bubble on level, higher than the back of refrigerator.

Make sure refrigerator cabinet is level from side to side by adjusting left and right roller adjustment screw. Turn stabilizing leg (some models) clockwise until firmly against floor.

Remove end caps from top (some models) and bottom of refrigerator door handle using a screwdriver with blade covered in masking tape. (See illustration following.) Remove one bottom and two top handle screws to remove handle.

End cap

Handle screws

or

Roller adjustment screw

Bottom

Stabilizing leg

hinge cover

(some models)

Door Removal

Some installations may require door removal for refrigerator to fit through door ways. If door removal is required perform steps 2–5ofDoor Reversal section to remove doors. Perform steps2–5ofDoor Reversal section in reverse order to replace doors.

Door Reversal

Tools Required

Putty knife (blade covered with masking tape) 9/32" hex nut driver (some models)

3/8" hex nut driver Phillips screwdriver Blade screwdriver

Some installations require door reversal to achieve full door swing. To reverse door swing perform the following:

1.Remove and reverse refrigerator and freezer handles performing the following steps:

IMPORTANT: For plug removal requiring use of flat blade screwdriver or putty knife,blade of tool must be covered with masking tape to avoid damage to refrigerator finish. For plugs using a screwdriveror nut driverstyle head, use appropriate tool to avoid damage to plugs.

End cap

Models with automatically reversing logo.

Remove end cap from top of freezer handle using a screwdriver with the blade covered with masking tape. (See illustration below.) Remove one top and two bottom mounting screws.

Handles with removable logo on handle.

Remove screw caps from handles using a screwdriver with the blade covered in masking tape. Remove handle screws to remove freezer handle. Remove freezer handle cover by lifting end. Bend tabs behind nameplate up and remove nameplate. Rotate nameplate and cover.

Handle with

removeable logo

End caps

Mountingscrews

2.Remove top hinge cover. Top hinge cover snaps off. Remove top hinge and shim using hex nut driver.

3.Lift freezer door off center hinge.

4.Lift door closure off center hinge pin. Remove center hinge pin with a 5/16" or9/32" hex nut driver.

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5.Remove refrigerator door by lifting off bottom hinge.

6.Remove center hinge bracket and shim using Phillips screwdriver.

7.Remove toe grille and bottom hinge cover. Both snap off.

8.Remove bottom hinge and shim using hex nut driver.

5/16" screws

Door

 

closure

Center hinge

 

 

Phillips

pin

 

Center

 

screws

Top

 

hinge

hinge

 

 

 

Bottom

 

 

hinge

 

3/8" screws

9.Reverse doors by performing the following steps:

Replace bottom hinge and shim on opposite side of cabinet.

Remove screws from center mullion. Place screws in holes left when center hinge bracket was removed. Rotate center hinge bracket 180° and install center hinge bracket on opposite side of cabinet with hinge screws. Reuse plastic hinge pin washers.

Place refrigerator door on bottom hinge. Install center hinge pin in center hinge bracket. Place door closure on center hinge pin.

Remove plugs from top of refrigerator cabinet. Replace plugs in holes left when top hinge was removed. Remove hinge hole cover from freezer door. Replace on opposite side of freezer door.

Place freezer door on center hinge and door closure. Install top hinge and shims on opposite side of cabinet using hex nut driver. Snap hinge cover in place on hinge.

Use a penny at top to space door 3/4" (19 mm) from cabinet. Make sure handle side of door is1/8" (3 mm) higher than hinge side of door before tightening top hinge screws.

1/8" (3 mm)

3/4" (19 mm)

10.Remove plugs from side of refrigerator and freezer doors using a putty knife with the blade covered in masking tape.

Install button

plugs here Remove button plugs

11.Mount freezer handle on opposite side of refrigerator door using mounting screws previously removed. Snap end cap(s) into place.

12.Mount refrigerator handle on opposite side of freezer door using mounting screws previously removed. Snap end cap(s) into place.

13.Replace plugs in empty side mounting holes on refrigerator doors.

14.Proceed to Leveling Refrigerator procedures for final placement of refrigerator.

Connect Ice Maker Water Supply Line

! CAUTION

To avoid property damage, protect soft vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs, or other protective materials when moving refrigerator. Make sure stabilizing leg is raised before moving refrigerator. Raise stabilizing leg by turning counterclockwise.

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! CAUTION

Observe the following to avoid property damage:

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

Copper supply tubing must be routed where the temperature is 55°F (13°C) or higher to prevent freeze-ups.

Start adaptor fitting and nuts by hand to avoid cross threading. Tighten adaptor fitting and 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.

DO NOT use self-piercingtype or3/16" saddle valves! Both reduce water flow, develop sedimentbuild-upmore rapidly, and may cause leaks if repair is attempted. The correct type ofshut-offvalve requires a1/4" hole to be drilled on top or side (not bottom of horizontal pipe) of water supply pipe prior to valve attachment.

Materials Required

1/4" O.D. (6 mm) flexible copper tubing. Length of copper tubing must reach from water supply connection to water valve inlet port on back of refrigerator plus an additional 8 ft. (2.5 m) of tubing for a service loop. A service loop will allow refrigerator to be pulled away from the wall without disconnecting tubing.

1. Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet port.

Water valve inlet port

Plastic

cap

2.Place brass nut and brass sleeve on copper tubing. (Brass nut and sleeve are found in literature packet.) Insert copper tubing into water valve inlet port. Connect brass nut on copper tubing to water valve inlet port. Start connection by hand then use a 1/2" (13 mm) open end wrench. Make sure copper tubing is secure by pulling on copper tubing.

 

"P" clamp

 

Copper tubing

 

Brass sleeve

Water valve

 

inlet port

Brass nut

3.Turn on water supply to refrigerator and check for leaks. Correct any leaks at connection. Be careful not to overtighten connection.

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

5.Proceed to Leveling Refrigerator for final refrigerator placement.

6.Review Installation Checklist in Owner’s Manual with consumer.

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