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This Owner’s Guide provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use your refrigerator only as instructed in this guide. These instructions are not meant to cover every possible condition and situation that may occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when installing, operating, and maintaining any appliance.

Record Your Model and Serial Numbers

Record the model and serial numbers in the space provided below. The serial plate is located on the upper left wall inside the refrigerator.

Model Number:

Serial Number:

Purchase Date:

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Electrolux Home Products

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Augusta, GA 30917

CHILD SAFETY

Destroy carton, plastic bags, and any exterior wrapping material immediately after the refrigerator is unpacked. Children should never use these items to play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets or stretch wrap may become airtight chambers, and can quickly cause suffocation.

Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause severe cuts, and destroy finishes if they come in contact with other appliances or furniture.

An empty, discarded ice box, refrigerator, or freezer is a very dangerous attraction to children.

Remove and discard any spacers used to secure the shelves during shipping. Small objects are a choke hazard to children.

Remove the door(s) of any appliance that is not in use, even if it is being discarded.

Proper Disposal of Your

Refrigerator/Freezer

Risk of child entrapment. Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators or freezers are still dangerous — even if they will sit for "just a few days." If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator or freezer, please follow the instructions below to help prevent accidents.

BEFORE YOU THROW AWAY YOUR

OLD REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER:

Remove doors.

Leave shelves in place so children may not easily climb inside.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING THIS REFRIGERATOR.

FOR YOUR SAFETY

Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read product labels for flammability and other warnings.

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ELECTRICAL INFORMATION

These guidelines must be followed to ensure that safety mechanisms in the design of this refrigerator will operate properly.

Refrigerator must be plugged into its own 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only electric outlet. The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug for your protection against shock hazards. It must be plugged directly into a properly grounded threeprong receptacle. The receptacle must be installed in accordance with local codes and ordinances. Consult a qualified electrician. Do not use an extension cord or adapter plug.

If voltage varies by 10% or more, performance of your refrigerator may be affected. Operating refrigerator with insufficient power can damage the compressor.

To prevent the refrigerator from being turned off accidentically, do not plug unit into an outlet controlled by a wall switch or pull cord.

Do not pinch, knot, or bend the cord in any manner.

OTHER PRECAUTIONS

Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on the cord. Always grip the plug firmly, and pull straight out from the receptacle.

To avoid electrical shock, unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and before replacing a light bulb.

NOTE: Turning the temperature control to OFF turns off the compressor, but does not disconnect the power to the light bulb or other electrical components.

Do not operate refrigerator in the presence of explosive fumes.

Avoid fire hazard or electric shock. Do not use an extension cord or an adapter plug. Do not remove any prong from the power cord.

FIRST STEPS

This Owner’s Guide provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only as instructed in this Owner’s Guide. Before starting the refrigerator, follow these important first steps.

INSTALLATION

Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet. Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.

For the most efficient operation, the refrigerator should be located where surrounding temperatures will not drop below 10° F (-12°C) or exceed 110° F (43° C). The Freeze Control Feature is designed to automatically maintain the selected interior refrigerator temperature within these boundaries.

Allow space around the unit for good air circulation.

Leave a 3 inch (75 mm) space on all sides of the refrigerator for adequate circulation.

Installation

NOTE: The exterior walls of the refrigerator may become quite warm as the compressor works to transfer heat from the inside. Temperatures as much as 30° F warmer than room temperature can be expected. For this reason it is particularly important in hotter climates to allow enough space for air circulation around your refrigerator.

LEVELING

The refrigerator must have all bottom corners resting firmly on a solid floor. The floor must be strong enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator. NOTE: It isVery Important for your refrigerator to be level in order to function properly. If the refrigerator is not leveled during installation, the door may be misaligned and not close or seal properly, causing cooling, frost, or moisture problems.

To Level Your Refrigerator:

After discarding crating screws and wood base, use a carpenter’s level to level the refrigerator from front-to-back.Adjust the plastic leveling feet in front, ½ bubble higher, so that the door closes easily when left halfway open.

Unpacking and Leveling

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CLEANING

Wash any removable parts of the refrigerator interior, and exterior with mild detergent and warm water. Wipe dry.

Do not use harsh cleaners on these surfaces.

Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments, which can scratch the appliance surface when removing adhesive labels. Any glue left from the tape can be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent, or touch the residue with the sticky side of tape already removed. Do not remove the serial plate.

• Install the refrigerator in the coolest part of the room, out of direct sunlight and away from heating ducts or registers. Do not place the refrigerator next to heatproducing appliances such as a range, oven or dishwasher.

• Level the refrigerator so the door close tightly.

• Do not overcrowd the refrigerator or block cold air vents. Doing so causes the refrigerator to run longer and use more energy. Shelves should not be lined with aluminum foil, wax paper or paper toweling. Liners interfere with cold air circulation, making the refrigerator less efficient, which could cause food spoilage.

DOOR REMOVAL

If door must be removed to fit through narrow doorways:

1.Gently lay refrigerator on its back, on a throw rug or blanket.

2.Remove the base panel by unscrewing two screws from front of base panel.

3.At the top of the cabinet, lift up plastic hinge cover, and fold back. (Figure 1)

4.Use a Phillips® screwdriver to loosen and retighten the screws on the top hinge to ensure a secure assembly, and prevent hinge slippage.

5.Remove the top hinge from cabinet, and lift door off lower hinge pin.

6.After door is removed, remove the two screws from the bottom hinge.

7.To replace door, reverse above order.

Cover foods and wipe containers dry before placing them in the refrigerator. This cuts down on moisture build-upinside the unit.

Organize the refrigerator to reduce door openings. Remove as many items as needed at one time and close the door as soon as possible.

SETTING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL

COOL DOWN PERIOD

For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for the refrigerator to cool down completely. The refrigerator will run continuously for the first several hours.

TEMPERATURE CONTROL

The temperature control is located inside the refrigerator. The temperature is factory preset to provide satisfactory food storage temperatures. However, the temperature control is adjustable to provide a range of temperatures for your personal satisfaction. If a colder temperature is desired, turn the temperature control knob toward COLDEST and allow several hours for temperatures to stabilize between adjustments.

Refrigerator Door Adjustments

Figure 1

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ADJUSTABLE INTERIOR SHELVES

Multi-positionadjustable interior shelves can be moved to any position for larger or smaller packages. The shipping spacers that stabilize the shelves for shipping should be removed and discarded.

Adjustable Interior Shelves

Adjustable Interior Shelves

and Slide-OutBasket

SLIDE-OUTBASKET

A Slide-OutBasket (some models) located at the bottom of the refrigerator, provides separate storage space for items that are difficult to store on refrigerator shelves. To remove the basket, pull out and lift up.

AUTOMATIC FREEZE CONTROL

The Freeze Control Feature will maintain proper interior refrigerator temperature even when the refrigerator is placed in an area where the surrounding temperature drops down to 10° F (-12°C).

INTERIOR LIGHT

The light comes on automatically when the door is opened. To replace the light bulb, turn the temperature control to OFF and unplug the electrical cord. Replace the old bulb with a bulb of the same wattage.

CARE AND CLEANING

CLEANING THE INSIDE

Wash inside surfaces of the refrigerator with a solution of two tablespoons of baking soda in one quart (1.136 litres) warm water. Rinse and dry. Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth when cleaning in the area of the controls, or any electrical parts.

Wash the removable parts with the baking soda solution mentioned above, or mild detergent and warm water. Rinse and dry. Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners, or alkaline solutions on any surface. Do not wash removable parts in a dishwasher.

CLEANING THE OUTSIDE

Wash the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth. Replace parts and food.

WARNING If leaving the refrigerator door open while on vacation, make certain that children cannot get into the refrigerator and become entrapped.

VACATION AND MOVING TIPS

Vacations:

If the refrigerator will not be used for several months:

Remove all food and unplug the power cord.

Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.

Leave the refrigerator door open slightly, blocking it open if necessary, to prevent odor and mold growth.

Moving: When moving the refrigerator, follow these guidelines to prevent damage:

Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet.

Remove foods and clean the refrigerator.

Secure all loose items by taping them securely in place to prevent damage.

In the moving vehicle, secure refrigerator in an upright position to prevent movement. Also protect outside of refrigerator with a blanket, or similar item.

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REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY

Your refrigerator is protected by this warranty

 

WARRANTY

THROUGH OUR AUTHORIZED SERVICERS,

THE CONSUMER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

 

PERIOD

WE WILL:

 

 

FULL ONE-YEAR

One year from original

Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this

 

WARRANTY

purchase date

appliance which prove to be defective in materials or

 

 

 

workmanship. Excludes original and replacement Ice

 

 

 

& Water filter cartridges (if equipped). Original and

 

 

 

replacement cartridges are warranted for 30 days

 

 

 

(parts only).

 

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TROUBLESHOOTING

Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list

GUIDE

includes common occurences that are not the result of defective workmanship or

materials in this appliance.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM

 

CAUSE

 

CORRECTION

 

 

 

 

 

REFRIGERATOR OPERATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refrigerator does not run.

Refrigerator is plugged into a

• Use another circuit. If you are unsure about the outlet,have

 

 

circuit that has a ground fault

 

it checked by a certified technician.

 

 

interrupt.

 

 

 

• Temperature control is in the

See Setting the Temperature ControlSection.

 

 

OFF position.

 

 

 

Refrigerator may not be plugged

• Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.

 

 

in, or plug may be loose.

 

 

 

• House fuse blown or tripped

• Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time-delayfuse. Reset

 

 

circuit breaker.

 

circuit breaker.

 

Power outage.

• Check house lights. Call local Electric Company.

 

 

 

 

 

Refrigerator runs too much or

Room or outside weather is hot.

It's normal for the refrigerator to work harder under these

too long.

 

 

 

conditions.

 

Refrigerator has recently been

• It takes 4 hours for the refrigerator to cool down

 

 

disconnected for a period of

 

completely.

 

 

time.

 

 

 

• Large amounts of warm or hot

Warm food will cause refrigerator to run more until the

 

 

food have been stored recently.

 

desired temperature is reached.

 

• Doors are opened too frequently

Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it to run more.

 

 

or too long.

 

Open doors less often.

 

Refrigerator door may be slightly

See "DOOR PROBLEMS"Section.

 

 

open.

 

 

 

• Temperature Control is set too

• Turn control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several hours

 

 

low.

 

for the temperature to stabilize.

 

Refrigerator gasket is dirty,

• Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause

 

 

worn, cracked, or poorly fitted.

 

refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired

 

 

 

 

temperature.

 

 

 

 

Interior refrigerator temperature

Temperature Control is set too

• Turn the control to a warmer setting. Allow several hours

is too cold.

 

low.

 

for the temperature to stabilize.

 

 

 

 

Interior refrigerator temperature

Temperature Control is set too

• Turn control to a colder setting. Allow several hours for the

is too warm.

 

warm.

 

temperature to stabilize.

 

• Door is kept open too long or is

• Warm air enters the refrigerator every time the door is

 

 

opened too frequently.

 

opened. Open the door less often.

 

• Door may not be seating

See "DOOR PROBLEMS"Section.

 

 

properly.

 

 

 

• Large amounts of warm or hot

• Wait until the refrigerator has had a chance to reach its

 

 

food may have been stored

 

selected temperature.

 

 

recently.

 

 

 

• Refrigerator has recently been

• Refrigerator requires 4 hours to cool down completely.

 

 

disconnected for a period of

 

 

 

 

time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refrigerator external surface

The external refrigerator walls

• This is normal while the compressor works to transfer

temperature is warm.

 

can be as much as 30° F warmer

 

heat from inside the refrigerator cabinet.

 

 

than room temperature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUND AND NOISE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louder sound levels whenever

Modern refrigerators have

• This is normal. When the surrounding noise level is low,

refrigerator is on.

 

increased storage capacity and

 

you might hear the compressor running while it cools the

 

 

more stable temperatures. They

 

interior.

 

 

require a high efficiency

 

 

 

 

compressor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longer sound levels when

Refrigerator operates at higher

• This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as

compressor comes on.

 

pressures during the start of the

 

refrigerator continues to run.

 

 

ON cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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PROBLEM

CAUSE

 

CORRECTION

 

 

 

 

SOUND AND NOISE (Cont.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fan runs when room

• Exterior thermostat has

This is normal.

temperature is below 45° F.

activated the heater and fan.

 

 

 

 

 

Popping or cracking sound

• Metal parts undergo expansion

• This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as

when compressor comes on.

and contraction, as in hot water

 

refrigerator continues to run.

 

pipes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bubbling or gurgling sound,

• Refrigerant (used to cool

This is normal.

like water boiling.

refrigerator) is circulating

 

 

 

throughout the system.

 

 

 

 

 

Vibrating or rattling noise.

• Refrigerator is not level. It rocks

• Level the unit. Refer to "Leveling" in the First Steps

 

on the floor when it is moved

 

Section.

 

slightly.

 

 

 

• Refrigerator is touching the wall.

• Relevel the refrigerator or move refrigerator slightly. Refer

 

 

 

to "Leveling" in the First Steps Section.

 

 

 

 

Snapping Sound.

• Cold Control turning the

This is normal.

 

refrigerator on and off.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATER/MOISTURE/FROST INSIDE REFRIGERATOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moisture forms on inside of

• Weather is hot and humid.

This is normal.

refrigerator walls.

• Door may not be seating

See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.

 

properly.

 

 

 

• Door is kept open too long, or is

• Open the door less often.

 

opened too frequently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATER/MOISTURE/FROST OUTSIDE REFRIGERATOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moisture forms on outside of

• Door may not be seating

See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.

refrigerator.

properly, causing the cold air

 

 

 

from inside the refrigerator to

 

 

 

meet warm moist air from

 

 

 

outside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

ODOR IN REFRIGERATOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odors in refrigerator.

• Interior needs to be cleaned.

• Clean interior with sponge, warm water, and baking soda.

 

• Foods with strong odors are in

• Cover the food tightly.

 

the refrigerator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

DOOR PROBLEMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

Door will not close.

• Refrigerator is not level. It rocks

• This condition can force the cabinet out of square and

 

on the floor when it is moved

 

misalign the door. Refer to "Leveling" in the First Steps

 

slightly.

 

Section.

 

 

 

 

LIGHT BULB IS NOT ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light bulb is not on.

• Light bulb is burned out.

• Follow directions under "Interior Light" in the Refrigerator

 

 

 

Features Section.

 

• No electric current is reaching

See "REFRIGERATOR OPERATION" Section.

 

the refrigerator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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