Frigidaire 240400102 User Manual

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Welcome & Congratulations

Congratulations on your purchase of a new refrigerator! We here at Electrolux Home Products are very proud of our product and we are completly committed to providing you with the best service possible. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority.

Please read this Use & Care Manual very carefully. It contains valuable information on how to properly maintain your new refrigerator.

We know you’ll enjoy your new refrigerator and Thank You for choosing our product. We hope you consider us for future purchases.

PLEASE READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

Questions? 1-800-944-9044

(United States)

1-866-213-9397

(Canada)

Please attach sales receipt here for future reference.

This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use your refrigerator only as instructed in this manual. 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.

Please record your model and serial numbers below for future reference. This information is found on your serial plate located inside the refrigerator compartment.

NOTE: Use only soap and water to clean serial plate.

Model Number:

Serial Number:

Purchase Date:

Please complete and mail in the Product Registration Card included with your refrigerator.

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Installation

This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only as instructed in this Use & Care Manual. Before starting the refrigerator, follow these important first steps.

LOCATION

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

If possible, place the refrigerator out of direct sunlight and away from the range, dishwasher or other heat sources.

The refrigerator must be installed on a floor that is level and strong enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator.

Consider water supply availability for models equipped with an automatic ice maker.

INSTALLATION

Do Not install the refrigerator where the temperature will drop below 55°F (13°C) or rise above 110°F (43°C). The compressor will not be able to maintain proper temperatures inside the refrigerator.

Do Not block the toe grille on the lower front of your refrigerator. Sufficient air circulation is essential for the proper operation of your refrigerator.

Installation Clearances

Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, proper air circulation, and plumbing and electrical connections:

Sides & Top ---------------

3/8”

Back ------------------------

1”

NOTE: If you see black coils/tubing on the back of your refrigerator(air-cooledcondenser) leave 3” clearance at top of refrigerator.

DOOR OPENING

NOTE: If your refrigerator is placed with the door hinge side against a wall, you may have to allow additional space so the door can be opened wider.

Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy access to a counter when removing food. To make this possible, the direction in which the doors open can be reversed. See Door Removal & Reversal Instructions on page 6.

LEVELING

All four corners of your refrigerator must rest firmly on a solid floor. Your refrigerator is equipped with adjustable front rollers to help level your unit.

To Level Your Refrigerator:

1. Remove toe grille.

2.Use flat-bladescrewdriver or 3/8” socket wrench to adjust front rollers.

NOTE: Raise the front of the refrigerator enough so the doors close freely when opened halfway. The refrigerator should slope ¼” to ½” fromfront-to-back.Then level the refrigerator from side to side.

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Installation - Connecting Optional Ice Maker To Water Supply

To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect the refrigerator from electrical power before connecting a water supply line to the refrigerator.

To Avoid Property Damage:

Copper tubing is recommended for the water supply line. Water supply tubing made of ¼” plastic is not recommended since it greatly increases the potential for water leaks. Manufacturer will not be responsible for any damage if plastic tubing is used for supply line.

DO NOT install water supply tubing in areas where temperatures fall below freezing.

Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener can damage the ice maker. If the ice maker is connected to soft water, ensure that the softener is maintained and working properly.

IMPORTANT: Ensure that your water supply line connections comply with all local plumbing codes.

Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need

Basic Tools: adjustable wrench,flat-bladescrewdriver, and PhillipsTM screwdriver

Access to a household cold water line with water pressure between 20 and 120 psi.

A water supply line made of ¼ inch (6.4 mm) OD, copper tubing. To determine the length of copper tubing needed, you will need to measure the distance from the ice maker inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator to your cold water pipe. Then add approximately 7 feet (2.1 meters), so the refrigerator can be moved out for cleaning (as shown).

A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to your household water system. DO NOT use aself-piercingtype shutoff valve.

A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting the water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve.

NOTE: Water line kit number 5303917950, available from your appliance dealer at additional cost, contains 25 feet (7.6 meters) of ¼ inch OD copper tubing, a saddle type shutoff valve (nonpiercing), (2) ¼ inch brass compression nuts, (2) ferrules/sleeves, and instructions for installing a water supply line.

To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve

1. Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.

2. Place end of water supply line into sink or bucket. Turn ON water supply and flush supply line until water is clear. Turn OFF water supply at shut off valve.

3. Unscrew plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap.

4. Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto water supply line, as shown.

5. Push water supply line into water valve inlet as far as it will go (¼ inch). Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten.

6. With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply line to rear panel of refrigerator as shown.

7.Coil excess water supply line (about 2½ turns) behind refrigerator as shown and arrange coils so they do not vibrate or wear against any other surface.

8. Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten any connections that leak.

9. Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power source.

10. To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm (see ice maker front cover for ON/ OFF position of arm).

IMPORTANT: It takes approximately 24 hours for the ice maker to begin producing ice. Air in new plumbing lines may cause ice maker to cycle two or three times before making a full tray of ice. New plumbing may cause ice to be discolored or have poor flavor. Discard ice made during the first 24 hours.

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Door Removal and Reversal Instructions

DOOR REMOVAL AND REVERSAL INSTRUCTIONS:

NOTE: If you have stainless steel doors--go to theRemoving Stainless

Steel Doors and Handles Section on page 9.

NOTE: The direction in which your refrigerator doors open (door swing) can be reversed, from left to right or right to left, by moving the door hinges from one side to the other. Reversing the door swing should be performed by a qualified person.

IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator temperature control to “0” and remove the electrical power cord from the wall outlet. Remove any food from door shelves.

1.Remove toe grille and top hinge cover.

2.Remove top hinge with 3/8” hex driver and lift freezer door off of center hinge pin. Set door aside.

3.Unscrew center hinge pin using adjustable wrench and save for

reassembly. Ensure plastic washer stays on hinge pin. 4. Lift refrigerator door off of bottom hinge and set aside.

5. Remove center hinge and shim by removing inside screw and loosening two outside screws enough to allow hinge to slide out.

6. Loosen two outside screws on opposite side of refrigerator, remove inside screw and install center hinge.

7.Remove bottom hinge with 3/8” hex driver. Reinsert two outside screws in holes and tighten. Inside screw will go to opposite side in step 8.

8.Remove two outside screws on opposite side of refrigerator and install bottom hinge.

9.Unscrew bottom hinge pin using adjustable wrench. Move hinge pin to other hole in hinge and tighten with adjustable wrench.

10.Reverse door handles (see instructions on next page).

11.Move freezer and refrigerator door stops to opposite side.

12.Position refrigerator door onto lower hinge pin and screw center hinge pin through center hinge into top of door.

13.Tighten center hinge pin with adjustable wrench.

14.Lower freezer door onto center hinge pin.

15.Install top hinge.

16.Replace toe grille and top hinge cover.

17.Plug in electrical power cord and turn refrigerator temperature control to center position. Adjust setting as necessary.

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Door Removal and Reversal Instructions (continued)

NOTE: Some models have “pocket” handles, which are recessed into the sides of the door. On these models, only the hinges will need to be reversed.

TO REMOVE FREEZER HANDLE:

(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)

1. Remove two screws attaching handle to bottom of freezer door.

2. Remove short trim piece by sliding trim straight up and off of handle bracket.

3. Remove screw attaching top of handle to door.

4. Magnetic Nameplate Models: Gently pry magnetic nameplate frame from door. Remove nameplate from its frame, turn frame upside down and install in old handle holes. Insert magnetic nameplate into frame.Self-Adhesive Nameplate Models: Gently peel off nameplate from door and reapply over old handle holes.

TO ATTACH FREEZER HANDLE:

1. Reinstall handle on opposite side, using same hole as nameplate. 2. Attach handle to bottom of door.

3. Slide trim piece straight down onto handle bracket.

TO REMOVE FREEZER HANDLE:

(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)

1. Remove two screws attaching handle to bottom of freezer door.

2. Swing bottom of handle away from the door and slide handle straight up and off of dovetail button.

3. Remove screw and dovetail button and install on other side, using the same holes as nameplate.

4. Magnetic Nameplate Models: Use putty knife to gently pry magnetic nameplate frame from door. Remove nameplate from its frame, turn frame upside down and install in old handle holes. Insert magnetic nameplate into frame.

Self-Adhesive Nameplate Models: Use putty knife to gently peel off name plate from door and reapply over old handle holes.

TO ATTACH FREEZER HANDLE:

1. Start with handle offset away from door. Place top of handle over dovetail button, swing handle into an upright position and pull downward, locking it into place.

2. Secure bottom of handle with two screws removed earlier.

TO REMOVE FREEZER HANDLE:

(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)

1. Remove two screws attaching handle to bottom of freezer door.

2. Remove button plug and screw on freezer door side and remove handle.

TO ATTACH FREEZER HANDLE:

1. Secure side of handle to door and replace button plug. 2. Secure handle to bottom of door.

NOTE: To remove freezer handle, refer to figure 3 on page 9.

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Door Removal and Reversal Instructions (continued)

TRIM REMOVAL (FULL-LENGTHTRIM MODELS ONLY)

In some models, the refrigerator door has a full length trim piece which continues from the bottom of the handle to the bottom of the door. The top of the trim attaches to the handle bracket (Figure 1) or fits around the base of the handle (Figure 2). An adhesive “trim lock” is positioned about halfway down. The bottom of the trim is held in place by either an adhesive trim lock, or a trim lock with two prongs inserted into a hole on the face of the door.

TO REMOVE TRIM:

1.Remove trim by gently pulling trim lock areas out and away from door.

2.When trim is free from door, slide the trim straight down and away from base of handle.

NOTE: For models with short handle trim, remove by sliding trim straight down and off of handle bracket.

TO REMOVE REFRIGERATOR HANDLE:

(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)

Figure 1 Style Handles

1.Remove two screws attaching handle to top of refrigerator door.

2.Remove screw attaching bottom of handle to door.

Figure 2 Style Handles

1.Remove two screws attaching handle to top of refrigerator door.

2.Swing top of handle away from door and slide handle down and off of dovetail button.

3.Remove screw and dovetail button and install on other side, moving hole plugs from corresponding holes to opposite side.

TO ATTACH REFRIGERATOR HANDLE:

Figure 1 Style Handles

1.Secure bottom of handle with screws.

2.Secure top of handle with screws.

Figure 2 Style Handles

1.Start with handle offset away from door. Place bottom of handle over dovetail button, swing handle into an upright position and pull upward, locking it into place.

2.Secure top of handle with screws.

TO ATTACH TRIM:

1.Slide both trim locks out of trim.

2.Insert new adhesive trim locks contained in your literature pack.

NOTE: Trim lock must be removed and installed by sliding over the two donut shaped areas.

3.Install trim to handle by sliding under base of handle. Carefully align trim and press down at trim lock locations.

4.Replace hole plug on opposite side. Use rubbing alcohol to remove any adhesive residue from old trim lock locations.

Figure 1

Figure 2

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Door Removal and Reversal Instructions (continued)

TO REMOVE REFRIGERATOR HANDLE:

(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)

1.Remove two screws attaching handle to top of refrigerator door.

2.Remove button plug and screw on refrigerator door side and remove handle.

3.Reverse freezer and refrigerator handles as shown in figure 3.

Refrigerator Door Without Trim

TO ATTACH REFRIGERATOR HANDLE:

1. Secure side of handle to door and replace plug button. 2. Secure handle to top of door.

Figure 3 - Handle Reversal

REMOVING STAINLESS STEEL DOORS AND HANDLES

Use care when using tools near surface of stainless steel doors to avoid scratching.

To Remove Doors

Stainless steel doors are not reversible. Follow these steps to remove doors.

1. Remove toe grille and top hinge cover.

2. Remove top hinge and lift freezer door off of center hinge pin. Set door aside.

3.Unscrew center hinge pin using adjustable wrench and save for reassembly. Ensure plastic washer stays on hinge pin.

4. Lift refrigerator door off of bottom hinge and set aside.

5. Remove center hinge and shim by removing inside screw and loosening two outside screws enough to allow hinge to slide out.

6. Remove bottom hinge. Reinsert two outside screws in holes and tighten. 7. Reverse steps 1 - 6 to reinstall doors

To Remove Handles

1. Firmly hold freezer handle while loosening set screws with 3/32” allen

Typical Handle

wrench. Remove freezer handle. 2. Repeat step 1 for refrigerator door.

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Features At A Glance

Features may vary according to model

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