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Use & Care Guide

Side - By - Side Refrigerator

Guía de Uso y Cuidado

Side - By - Side Refrigerator

Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien

Side - By - Side Refrigerator

241540100 (1203)

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PLEASE READ AND SAVE THIS GUIDE

Attach your sales receipt to this page for future reference.

Thank you for choosing Electrolux, the new premium brand in home appliances. ThisUse & Care Guide is part of our commitment to customer satisfaction and product quality throughout the service life of your new refrigerator.

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NOTE

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Finding Information ............................................

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Please Read And Save This Guide ..................

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Make A Record For Quick Reference ...............

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Questions? .......................................................

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Table Of Contents ............................................

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Safety ...................................................................

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Important Safety Instructions ...........................

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Electrical Information ........................................

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Removing The Doors ..........................................

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Getting Through Narrow Spaces ......................

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Connecting The Water Supply ...........................

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About Your Refrigerator’s Water Supply ..........

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Feature Overview ..............................................

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Understanding Features And Terms ................

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Controls & Settings ..........................................

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Allowing Cooling Time Before Use .................

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Setting Cooling Temperatures ........................

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System-MonitoringAlarms .............................

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Turning The Cooling System On And Off .......

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Storage Features...............................................

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Cantilever Shelves .........................................

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

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Doors ..............................................................

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

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Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser ...................

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Using The Dispenser ......................................

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Using The Dispenser Control Panel ...............

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Priming The Water Supply System ................

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Ice Dispenser Operation & Care ....................

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Changing The Filter ..........................................

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Locating The Water Filter ...............................

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Ordering Replacement Filters ........................

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Replacing The Water Filter .............................

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Storing Food & Saving Energy ........................

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Ideas For Storing Foods .................................

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Ideas For Saving Energy ................................

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Normal Operating Sounds & Sights ...............

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Understanding The Sounds You May Hear ....

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Care & Cleaning ................................................

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Protecting Your Investment ............................

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Care & Cleaning Tips .....................................

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Vacation & Moving Tips ..................................

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Replacing Light Bulbs ....................................

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Warranty Information ........................................

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Solutions To Common Problems ....................

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Before You Call ..............................................

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

! WARNING

Please read all safety instructions before using your new Electrolux refrigerator.

General Safety

Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable liquids, near this or any other appliance. Read product labels for warnings regarding flammability and other hazards.

Do not operate the refrigerator in the presence of explosive fumes.

Avoid contact with any moving parts of the automatic ice maker.

Remove all staples from the carton to avoid cut injuries. Staples can also damage finishes if they come in contact with other appliances or furniture.

Child Safety

Packing Materials:

Packing cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets or stretch wrap may become airtight chambers and can quickly cause suffocation.

Destroy or recycle the product’s carton, plastic bags, and any other exterior wrapping material immediately after the refrigerator is unpacked. Children should never play with these items.

Child Entrapment And Suffocation:

These problems are not limited to the past. Whether junked, abandoned or temporarily stored (even for a

few hours), unattended refrigerators and freezers are dangerous. Please take the precautions listed below.

Proper Disposal Of Refrigerators And Freezers

Before you throw away your old refrigerator/freezer:

• Remove the doors.

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

Have refrigerant removed by a qualified service technician.

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ELECTRICAL INFORMATION

! WARNING

You must follow these guidelines to ensure that your refrigerator’s safety mechanisms are operating correctly.

The refrigerator must be plugged into its own dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC-onlyelectric outlet.The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug for your protection against electrical shock hazards. It must be plugged directly into a properly grounded three-prong 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 the power cord is damaged, it should be replaced by

the manufacturer, service technician or a qualified person to prevent any risk.

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

• Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and before replacing a light bulb to avoid electrical shock.

Performance may be affected if the voltage varies by 10% or more. Operating the refrigerator with

insufficient power can damage the compressor. Such damage is not covered under your warranty.

Do not plug the unit into an outlet controlled by a wall

switch or pull cord to prevent the refrigerator from being turned off accidentally.

Avoid connecting refrigerator to a Ground Fault Interruptor (GFI) circuit.

IMPORTANT

To turn off power to your refrigerator, unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.

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GETTING THROUGH NARROW SPACES

If your refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area, you can reduce its size by removing the doors. Check first by measuring the entrance.

Required Tools

You will need the following tools:

Tools Necessary:

AND

OR

OR

 

 

Socket

Adjustable

3/8” Fixed

PhillipsHead

Wrench Set

Wrench

Wrench

To prepare for removing the doors:

1Make sure the electrical power cord is unplugged from the wall outlet.

2Open both doors and remove the toe grille (as explained in the Installation Instructions that came with your appliance).

3Remove any food from the door shelves.

4Close the doors.

NOTE

For more information on removing the toe grille, please refer to the Installation Instructions.

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To remove the top hinge cover:

1 Remove the three screws from the cover over the top door hinges.

2 Pull the cover forward about ahalf-inchand lift it off.

To remove the refrigerator door:

1Trace lightly around the door’s top hinge with a pencil. This makes reinstallation easier.

2Remove the two screws from the top hinge. Lift the door off of the bottom hinge and and set it aside.

3Remove the three bottom hinge screws and hinge if necessary.

! CAUTION

Be sure doors are set aside in a secure position where they cannot fall and cause personal injury.

To reinstall the refrigerator door, reverse the above steps. Once both doors are in place, also replace the top hinge cover.

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To remove the freezer door:

1 Detach themulti-wirecable connector located above the top hinge. Grasp both sides of the connector firmly and pull apart.

2 Trace lightly around the hinge with a pencil. This makes reinstallation easier.

3 Detach the water tube from the connector located below the freezer door. The connector releases when you press its outer sleeve inward.

4 Remove the screws from the top hinge and pull themulti-wirecable through it. Lift the door off of the bottom hinge.

5 Remove the three bottom hinge screws and hinge if necessary.

6 Lay the door on its side to avoid damage to the water tube extending from the bottom hinge.

To reinstall the freezer door, reverse the above steps. Once both doors are in place, also replace the top hinge cover (see Page 7).

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ABOUT YOUR REFRIGERATOR’S WATER SUPPLY

The automatic ice & water dispenser on your refrigerator requires a permanent water supply to function correctly. During installation, you (or a service professional) establish this water supply by connecting a copper tube from your household water system to a valve at the rear of the refrigerator.

You may have already followed the directions in the Installation Instructions to connect the water supply. This information is repeated here for future reference if you need to relocate your refrigerator.

! CAUTION

To avoid property damage:

Use copper tubing for the water supply line (plastic tubing is more likely to leak). Manufacturer is not responsible for any damage if plastic tubing is used for supply line.

Ensure water supply complies with local plumbing codes.

For proper dispenser operation, recommended water supply pressure should fall between 20 psi and 100 psi. Excessive pressure may cause water filter to malfunction.

What you will need:

Access to a cold water line with pressure of 20-100psi.

Copper tubing with ¼-inch(6.4mm) OD. Length for this tubing is the distance from the rear of the refrigerator to your household water supply lineplus 7 feet (2.1 meters).

A shut-offvalve for the connection between your household water line and the refrigerator supply line.

Do not use aself-piercingshut-offvalve.

A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for the water supply connection at the rear of your refrigerator.

NOTE

Electrolux Kit #53039117950, available from your dealer, provides all materials for a water supply installation, including 25 feet of copper tubing and full instructions.

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To connect the water supply to the rear of your refrigerator:

1Ensure that the refrigerator is not plugged in.

2Flush the supply line until water is clear by placing the end of the copper tube in a sink or bucket and opening the shut-offvalve.

NOTE

3Unscrew the plastic cap from the water valve inlet at the rear of your refrigerator. Discard the cap.

4Slide the brass compression nut, then the ferrule (sleeve) onto copper tube.

5Push the copper tube into water valve inlet as far as it will go (1/4 inch).

6Slide the ferrule (sleeve) into valve and finger-tightenthe compression nut onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a wrench.Do not over-tighten.

7Secure the copper tube to your refrigerator’s rear panel with a steel clamp and screw (see illustration).

8Coil the excess copper tubing (about 2½ turns) behind your refrigerator as shown. Arrange coiled tubing to avoid vibration or wear against other surfaces.

9Open water supply shut-offvalve and tighten any connections that leak.

After connecting the water supply, see page 22 for information about priming an empty water supply system. Also read all topics in the “Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser” section to learn about normal operating procedures.

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