Frigidaire 241540101 User Manual

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Use & Care Guide

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Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien

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241540101 (0604)

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Understanding The Sounds You May Hear ....


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


4 Safety



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.

Safety 5



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.


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

6 Removing The Doors


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:








3/8” Fixed


Wrench Set



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.


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

Removing The Doors 7

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:

1 Trace 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.


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.

8 Removing The Doors

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).

Connecting The Water Supply 9


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.


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.


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

10 Connecting The Water Supply

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.


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.

Feature Overview 11


Your Electrolux refrigerator is designed for optimal convenience and storage flexibility. Use the illustration below to familiarize yourself with product features and terminology.


Features may vary according to model.

12 Controls & Settings


To ensure reliable food storage, allow your refrigerator and freezer to operate with the doors closed for 8 to 12 hours before placing food inside. During this cooling period, you do not need to adjust the controls, which are preset at the factory.


Your refrigerator comes with a state-of-the-artelectronic digital control system. The system’s control panel is located at the top of the the fresh food compartment.

The two digital displays on the left half of the control panel indicate the current temperatures of your freezer and fresh food compartments.

To adjust the temperature to a higher or lower setting, press the Up orDown Arrow button closest to the display. The first time you press the button, the display shows the last setting you entered. Each press of the button after that increments the setting by one degree.

The display shows your new setting momentarily, then changes back to the current temperature. (Refer to page 13 for more about temperature settings.)


The advanced electronic control system in your refrigerator includes additional display modes that service professionals can use to rapidly diagnose performance issues.

Controls & Settings 13

Choosing Fahrenheit or Centigrade

Depending on which temperature standard you prefer to use, you can set your control panel to display in fahrenheit or centigrade. To change between fahrenheit and centigrade, press the Mode button (located between the two digital temperature displays).

Press to alternate between Fahrenheit and Centigrade

Making Temperature Adjustments

After running your refrigerator for 24 hours, you can adjust temperatures as needed. Make your adjustments small and gradual, allowing time for temperatures to change and stabilize. Refer to the following guidelines for temperature settings.

Temperature Control Range



Fresh Food







































































Factory Setting





















































Temperature Adjustment Guide

If Fresh Food compartment is too warm

If Fresh Food compartment is too cold

If Freezer compartment is too warm

If Freezer compartment is too cold

Adjust Fresh Food control one degree colder by pressing Down Arrow button.

Adjust Fresh Food control one degree warmer by pressing the Up Arrow button.

Adjust Freezer control one degree colder by pressing Down Arrow button.

Adjust Freezer control one degree warmer by pressing the Up Arrow button.

What To Do If The Temperature Displays Flash

If ever you you see both temperature displays continuously flashing, it may indicate that the control system has detected a performance problem. Call your Electrolux service representative, who can interpret the flashing message.

14 Controls & Settings


Indicator Lights

Alarm Reset Button

The electronic control system continuously monitors your refrigerator/freezer for temperature consistency, doors left ajar, and power failures. Variances from normal operating conditions are communicated by audible tones and a set of four status indicator lights.


Each time you make settings on the control panel, a single audible tone acknowledges your input.

Responding to Alarms (Audible Tones & Indicator Lights)

Your refrigerator’s control system can convey the following information through audible tones and the alarm indicator lights.










How To Respond


(light is

Alarm system is not active



while Freezer and Fresh



Food compartments are



cooling toward the current



temperature settings.

If Freezer and Fresh Food compartments do not match your temperature settings in three hours, expect the control system to signal other conditions. If cooling does not stabilize toward your current settings, call 1-877-435-3267for assistance.




Alarm system is active.

No response required.














Freezer or Fresh Food

Close door to disable and reset alarm.



door has been open for





over five minutes.










Freezer or Fresh Food

Press Alarm Reset button to turn off



compartment has been too

alarm. If temperatures do not improve,




warm (45° F or higher) for

call 1-877-435-3267for assistance.




over an hour.










A power outage was

Press Alarm Reset button to turn off





alarm and again to reset. Check if the





power failure lasted long enough to





affect stored food temperatures.

Controls & Settings 15

Using The Alarm Reset Button

You can disable or activate the alarm system by pressing and holding theAlarm Reset button for three seconds. Use it, for example, to turn off audible tones and/ or flashing indicator lights.


The alarm system does not automatically reset if you disconnect and reconnect your refrigerator’s power cord. It can only be reactivated by pressing the Alarm Reset button.

Once you disable the alarm system, you must again press and hold theAlarm Reset button for three more seconds to reset (activate) the alarm system. TheOn indicator light remains off while the Freezer and Fresh Food compartments cool toward the current temperature settings. When temperature settings are reached, theOn light displays green to indicate an active alarm system.


You can disable the cooling system in your refrigerator by pressing the On/Off button located on the left side of the temperature control panel.

To ensure that you do not accidentally turn off the cooling system, the button does not work unless you press and hold it for three seconds.

Once you disable the cooling system, all refrigeration to the freezer and fresh food compartments stops.

Cooling System On/Off Button

To turn the cooling system back on, you must again press and hold theOn/Off button for three more seconds.


The On/Off button only controls your refrigerator’s cooling system. Power to lights and other electrical components continues unless you unplug the power cord.

16 Storage Features



To avoid injury from breakage, handle tempered glass shelves carefully.

You can easily adjust shelf positions in the freezer and fresh food compartments to suit your needs. The shelves have mounting brackets, which attach to slotted supports at the rear of each compartment.


Glass Shelf


Sliding Glass


Cantilever Aspect

Glass Shelf

To change the position of a shelf:

1Before adjusting a shelf, remove all food.

2Lift the front edge up.

3Pull the shelf out.

4Replace by inserting the mounting bracket hooks into the desired support slots.

5Lower the shelf and lock into position.

Shelf Features

Your refrigerator includes SpillSafeTM glass shelves, which are designed to catch and hold accidental spills. These shelves slide out for easy access to food and faster cleaning.

Sliding shelves can be pulled forward as far as their built-instops allow. Sliding shelves cannot be separated from their mounting brackets.

Storage Features 17


Your refrigerator includes a variety of storage drawers. These drawers usually are located in fixed positions at the bottom of the fresh food compartment.


Crisper drawers are designed for storing fruits, vegetables, and other fresh produce. Before storing items in a crisper:

Wash items in clear water and remove excess water.

Wrap any items that have strong odors or high moisture content.

Crisper Humidity Control

Crisper drawers include a sliding control for adjusting the humidity inside the crisper. This feature can extend the life of certain fresh vegetables that keep longer in high humidity.



Leafy vegetables keep best when stored with the Humidity Control set on Higher Humidity, or in a drawer without a Humidity Control. This keeps incoming air to a minimum and maintains maximum moisture content.

Meat Keeper

Some models are equipped with a meat keeper drawer for short term storage of bulk meat items. This drawer includes a sliding control for adjusting the temperature inside.

Any meat to be kept longer than two days should be frozen. If you store fruits or vegetables in this drawer, set it to a warmer temperature to prevent freezing.

Meat Keeper


Storage Features





Storage Bins


The doors to your freezer and fresh food compartments use a


system of modular storage bins. All of these bins are removable


for easy cleaning. Some of them have fixed positions, while


others can be adjusted to your needs.


Door bins are ideal for storing jars, bottles, cans, and large drink


containers. They also enable quick selection of frequently used





To change the position of an adjustable door bin:



Before adjusting a bin, remove all food.



Grip the bin firmly with both hands and lift it upward.



Remove the bin.



Place the bin just above desired position.



Lower the bin onto supports until locked in place.


Door Bin With



Tilt Shelf



Storage Features





Tall Bottle Retainer

Tall Bottle







The tall bottle retainer keeps tall containers in the bin from falling forward



when opening or closing the refrigerator door. To install, snap the ends of



the retainer over the edge of the retainer wall as shown in the illustration.



Special Items Rack



The innovative design of the special items rack allows you to store a six-



pack of 12 ounce drink cans, a bottle of wine, a two-litersoft drink bottle,



or a carton of eggs. To install, slide the special item rack onto the left



side of any shelf as shown in the illustration.



Dairy Compartment



Use the dairy compartment, at the top of the fresh food compartment



door, for short term storage of cheese, spreads, or butter. The dairy



compartment, which includes a lift-upcover, is designed to be warmer



than the open storage area to accommodate these types of food.













To avoid errors in your refrigerator’s control system, do not remove the magnet



that is mounted behind the dairy compartment.



Can Rack



The can rack allows you to efficiently and



securely store up to six twelve-ouncecans


of beverage drink.





Ice Cream Shelf

The ice cream shelf attaches to the top of the ice dispenser container. It allows storage of both round and rectangular cartons of your favorite ice cream.

Can Rack

Ice Cream


20 Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser


Your automatic ice & water dispenser includes a control panel, a drinking glass bay, and two push-paddlesfor turning on the ice and water supplies.

Using the dispenser control panel is necessary for the ice dispenser but not the water dispenser. The control panel also includes options for lighting, filter monitoring, and increasing the rates of ice making and freezing.

Dispensing Ice

To operate the ice dispenser, press an option for crushed or cubed ice on the control panel. Press a drinking glass against the dispensing paddle (as far up as possible to catch all the ice). To stop, pull the glass away from the dispensing paddle.

See details for operating the dispenser controls on page 21.

Dispensing Water

To operate the water dispenser, press a drinking glass against the dispensing paddle. To stop dispensing water, pull the glass away from the dispensing paddle.

The dispensed water is not cold. For colder water, first add crushed ice or cubes to your drinking glass.

Drip Tray

A drip tray located at the base of the dispenser bay catches small spills and allows them to evaporate. This drip tray is removable for easy cleaning.


Please do not pour excess water and ice into the drip tray. It does not have a drain.

Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser 21


Cube Button

& Indicator Light

Crush Button

& Indicator Light

Light Button

& Indicator Light

Filter Status Button

& Indicator Light

Lock Button

& Indicator Light

Express Freeze Button

& Indicator Light

Express Ice Button

& Indicator Light

Press button to get cubed ice. Light displays blue.

Press glass against ice dispensing paddle, holding high up to catch all ice.

Press button to get crushed ice. Light displays blue.

Press glass against ice dispensing paddle, holding high up to catch all ice.

Press button to turn on dispenser light. Light displays blue. Press button again to turn off dispenser light.

Dispenser light also turns on automatically when ice and/or water is dispensed.

Light displays in one of three possible colors each time the dispenser is used to show status of water filter:

Green Water filter does not need changing.

Amber Water filter is about 80 percent used. Please order a new one.

Red Water filter is 100 percent used. Please change as soon as possible.

After replacing the water filter, reset the filter status by pressing and holding Filter Status button for10-15seconds.

The dispenser can be locked to prevent unwanted use.

To lock, press and hold button for 3-5seconds. Light displays blue. To unlock, press and hold button for3-5seconds until light goes out.

Press and hold button for 3-5seconds to activate faster rate for freezing food (preserving freshness). Light displays blue.

Press and hold button for 3-5seconds again to deactivate.

Press and hold button for 3-5seconds to increase ice production for special occasions, such as parties. Light displays blue.

Press and hold button for 3-5seconds again to deactivate.

22 Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser


Your refrigerator’s water supply system includes several tubing lines, an advanced water filter, a distribution valve bank, and a reserve tank to ensure ample supply to the ice and water dispenser at all times. This system needs to be completely filled with water when first connected to an external supply line.


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

To prime the water supply system:

1Begin filling the tank by pressing and holding a drinking glass against the water dispenser paddle.

2Keep the glass in this position until water comes out of the dispenser. It may take about 1½ minutes.

3Continue dispensing water for about 3 minutes to flush the system and plumbing connections of any impurities (stopping to empty the glass as necessary).


The water dispenser has a built-indevice that shuts off the water flow after 3 minutes of continuous use. To reset this shutoff device, simply release the dispenser paddle.


Pushing the dispensing paddle in for more than 4 minutes may cause the dispenser motor to overload and stop. The overload protector resets automatically after 3-4minutes.

Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser 23


The ice maker, ice bin, and dispenser feeding mechanism are located in the top of the freezer compartment. After the refrigerator is installed properly and has cooled for several hours, the ice maker can produce ice within 24 hours. It can completely fill an ice bin in about two days.


The ice maker is turned on at the factory so it can work as soon as you install your refrigerator. If you cannot connect a water supply, turn the ice maker’s On/Off switch to Off. Otherwise, the ice maker’s fill valve may be noisy when it attempts to operate without water.

Using The Ice Dispenser After Installation

Before making ice for the first time, be sure to prime the water supply system as described on page 22. Air in new plumbing lines can result in two or three empty ice maker cycles. Furthermore, if the system is not flushed, the first ice cubes may be discolored or have an odd flavor.

Turning The Ice Dispenser On And Off

Ice production is controlled by the ice maker’s On/Off power switch. Press the switch to the “O” position to turn it Off and press to the “I” position to turn it On.


The ice maker also has a built-inwire signal arm, which automatically stops ice production when the ice bin is full. This signal arm should not be used to manually stop the ice maker.

24 Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser

Ice Dispenser Tips

Ice cubes stored too long may develop an odd flavor. Empty the ice container as explained on the next page.

Occasionally shake the ice container to keep ice separated.

If your refrigerator is not connected to a water supply or the water supply is turned off, turn off the ice maker by pressing the On/Off switch.

If you need a large quantity of ice at one time, it is best to get cubes directly from the ice container.

The following sounds are normal when the ice maker is operating:

Motor running

Ice dropping into ice container

Water valve opening or closing

Ice loosening from tray

Running water

Turn off the ice maker when cleaning the freezer and during vacations.

If you turn off the ice maker for a long period of time, you should also turn off the water supply valve.


Chemicals from a malfunctioning water softener can damage the ice maker. If the water supply to your refrigerator is softened, be sure the softener is maintained to work properly.

Cleaning The Ice Dispenser

Clean the ice maker and ice bin at regular intervals, particularly before you take a vacation or move.


When removing the ice bin, do not grip the ice chute (beneath the front of the bin) as a handle. Surfaces in the ice chute may be sharp.

Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser 25

To clean the ice dispenser:

1Turn off ice production by pressing the ice maker’s Off/On switch.

2Remove the ice bin by lifting up and out.

3Empty and carefully clean the ice bin with mild detergent. Rinse with clear water. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners.

4Allow the ice bin to dry completely before replacing in the freezer.

5Remove ice chips and clean the ice bin shelf and the freezer door chute (for more tips on care and cleaning, see page 33).

6Replace the ice bin. Press the ice maker’s Off/On switch to resume ice production.

Remove and empty the ice storage bin if:

An extended power failure (one hour or longer) causes ice cubes in the ice storage bin to melt and freeze together, jamming the dispenser mechanism.

You do not use the ice dispenser frequently. Ice cubes will freeze together in the bin, jamming the dispenser mechanism.

Remove the ice storage bin and shake to loosen the cubes or clean as explained above.

Never use an ice pick or similar sharp instrument to break up the ice. This could damage the ice storage bin and dispenser mechanism.


When removing the ice bin, avoid rotating the auger inside the bin. The auger must align with its drive mechanism when the bin is replaced. If you accidentally move the auger, realign by making quarter turns until the ice bin fits back in place.

26 Changing The Filter


Your refrigerator is equipped with a water filtering system. The water filter, which uses Electrolux pure advantageTM technology, filters all dispensed drinking water as well as the water used to produce ice.

Water Filter Location

The water filter is located at the top of the fresh food compartment, next to the electronic control system panel. For more information about when to replace the filter, see “Using The Dispenser Control Panel” on page 21.


Order new filters through the dealer where you bought your refrigerator, or contact the Electrolux Customer Care Center at1-877-435-3287,or go to our web site You may want to consider ordering extra filters when you first install your refrigerator. Here is the product number to request when ordering:

Water Filter pure advantageTM replacement cartridge

Changing The Filter 27


In general, you should change the water filter every six to nine months to ensure highest possible water quality. The Filter Status light on the dispenser control panel (see page 20) prompts you to replace the filter after 400 gallons of water has flowed through the system.

If your refrigerator has not been used for a period of time (during moving for example), change the filter before reinstalling the refrigerator.


The pure advantageTM ice and water system can operate without filtration if you use a bypass in place of the water filter cartridge. Please contact theElectrolux Customer Care Center at1-877-435-3287or visit our web site at to order the bypass (Part No. 240396701). The bypass does not work forpure advantageplus systems.

More About Your Advanced Water Filter

The pure advantageTM andpure advantageplus ice and water filter systems are tested and certified by NSF International, the nationally

respected, not-for-profitcertification organization for public health safety. Thepure advantageTM andpure advantageplus filter systems

are tested and certified to ANSI/NSF Standards 42 and 53. See the performance data sheet that came with your product for detailed specifications.

This system should not be used on water that is microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown quality unless the water has been adequately disinfected before or after traveling through the filtration system.

NSF Test & Certification Results:

Rated Capacity - 400 gallons

Rated service flow - .5gallons per minute

Maximum Rated Pressure - 100 pounds per square inch

Maximum Operating Temp. - 100° F

28 Changing The Filter

To replace your pure advantageTM water filter:

It is not necessary to turn the water supply off to change the filter. Be ready to wipe up any small amounts of water released during the filter replacement. The bottom of the filter housing includes two small water drainage holes, so be sure to remove any stored food from the top shelf.


The o-ringson a new water filter are lubricated. To ensure a good seal, please do not remove this lubricant.

1 TurnOff the ice maker power switch (see page 23 for more about turning off the ice maker).

2 Push the filter release button to the right of the cartridge to disconnect it.

3 Slide the old filter cartridge straight out of the housing and discard it.

4 Unpackage the new filter cartridge and slide it gently into the filter housing until it stops against thesnap-inconnector at the back of the housing.

5Push firmly until the cartridge snaps into place. When fully engaged, the front of the filter cartridge should be flush with the filter release button.

6Turn On the ice maker power switch (see page 23 for

more about turning on the ice maker).

7 Press a drinking glass against the water dispenser while checking for any leaks at the filter housing. Any spurts and sputters that occur as the system purges air out of the dispenser system are normal.

8 After filling one glass of water, continue flushing the system for about three minutes.

9Press and hold the Filter Status button on the Ice & Water Dispenser control panel for 3 seconds. The light flashes red, amber, and green to indicate theFilter Status has been reset.

Storing Food & Saving Energy 29


Fresh Food Storage

Keep the fresh food compartment between 34° F and 40° F with an optimum temperature of 37° F (see page 13 for more about temperature settings).

Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves, which reduces air circulation and causes uneven cooling.

Fruits and Vegetables

Store fruits and vegetables in crisper drawers, where trapped moisture helps preserve food quality for longer time periods.


Wrap raw meat and poultry securely so leakage and contamination of other foods or surfaces does not occur.

Use the meat keeper drawer for short term storage. Any meat to be kept longer than two days should be frozen.

See page 17 for more about the meat keeper drawer.

Frozen Food Storage

Keep the freezer compartment at 0° F or lower (see page 13 for more about temperature settings).

A freezer operates most efficiently when it is at least 2/3 full.

Packaging Foods for Freezing

To minimize food dehydration and quality deterioration, use aluminum foil, freezer wrap, freezer bags or airtight containers. Force as much air out of the packages as possible and seal them tightly. Trapped air can cause food to dry out, change color, and develop an off-flavor(freezer burn).

Wrap fresh meats and poultry with suitable freezer wrap prior to freezing.

Do not refreeze meat that has completely thawed.

30 Storing Food & Saving Energy

Loading the Freezer

Avoid adding too much warm food to the freezer at one time. This overloads the freezer, slows the rate of freezing, and can raise the temperature of frozen foods.

Leave a space between packages, so cold air can circulate freely, allowing food to freeze as quickly as possible.

Avoid storing hard-to-freezefoods, such as ice cream and orange juice, on the freezer door shelves. These foods are best stored in the freezer interior where the temperature varies less.



• Locate 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 heat-producingappliances such as a range, oven, or dishwasher. If this is not possible, a section of cabinetry or an added layer of insulation between the two appliances will help the refrigerator operate more efficiently.

• Level the refrigerator so that the doors close tightly.

Temperature Settings

Refer to earlier sections in this Use & Care Manual (beginning on page 12) for recommendations on temperature control settings.

Food Storage

Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator or blocking cold air vents. Doing so causes the refrigerator to run longer and use more energy.

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.

Normal Operating Sounds & Sights 31


Your new high-efficiencyrefrigerator may introduce unfamiliar sounds. These sounds normally indicate your refrigerator is operating correctly. Some surfaces on floors, walls, and kitchen cabinets may make these sounds more noticeable.


Energy efficient foam in your refrigerator is not a sound insulator.

Following is a list of major components in your refrigerator and the sounds they can cause:

A Evaporator Refrigerant through the evaporator may create a boiling or gurgling sound.

B Evaporator Fan You may hear air being forced through the refrigerator by the evaporator fan.

C Defrost Heater During defrost cycles, water dripping onto the defrost heater may cause a hissing or sizzling sound. After defrosting, a popping sound may occur.


During automatic defrost cycle, a red glow in the back wall vents of your freezer compartment is normal.

DAutomatic Ice Maker When ice has been produced, you will hear ice cubes falling into the ice bin.

ECold Control & Automatic Defrost Control These parts can produce a snapping or clicking sound when turning the cooling system on and off.

FCondenser Fan You may hear air being forced through the condenser.

GCompressor Modern,high-efficiencycompressors run much faster than in the past. The compressor may have ahigh-pitchedhum or pulsating sound.

HWater Valve Makes a buzzing sound each time it opens to fill the ice maker.

IDrain Pan (not removable) You may hear water dripping into the drain pan during the defrost cycle.

JCondenser May create minimal sounds from forced air.

KMotorized Damper May produce a light humming during operation.

32 Care & Cleaning


Keeping your refrigerator clean maintains appearance and prevents odor build-up.Wipe up any spills immediately and clean the freezer and fresh food compartments at least twice a year. When cleaning, take the following precautions:

Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners or strong alkaline solutions on any surface.

Do not wash any removable parts in a dishwasher.

Always unplug the electrical power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning.


If you set your temperature controls to turn off cooling, power to lights and other electrical components continues until you unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.

Remove adhesive labels by hand. Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments which can scratch the appliance surface.

Do not remove the serial plate.

Refer to the guide on the next page for details on caring and cleaning specific areas of your refrigerator.


Pull the refrigerator straight out to move it. Shifting it from side to side may damage flooring. Be careful not to move the refrigerator beyond the plumbing connections.

Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces. Do not touch refrigerated surfaces with wet or damp hands.


If you store or move your refrigerator in freezing temperatures, be sure to completely drain the water supply system. Failure to do so could result in water leaks when the refrigerator is put back into service. Contact a service representative to perform this operation.

Care & Cleaning 33



Cleaning Agents

Tips and Precautions

Interior & Door

Soap and water

Use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 quart of warm water.


Baking soda and

Be sure to wring excess water out of sponge or cloth before cleaning around



controls, light bulb or any electrical part.




Door Gaskets

Soap and water

Wipe gaskets with a clean soft cloth.




Drawers & Bins

Soap and water

Use a soft cloth to clean drawer runners and tracks.



Do not wash any removable items (bins, drawers, etc.) in dishwasher.




Glass Shelves

Soap and water

Allow glass to warm to room temperature before immersing in warm water.


Glass cleaner



Mild liquid sprays





Toe Grille

Soap and water

Vacuum dust from front of toe grille.


Mild liquid sprays

Remove toe grille (see Installation Instructions.).


Vacuum attachment

Vacuum backside and wipe with sudsy cloth or sponge. Rinse and dry.

Exterior & Handles Soap and water

Non Abrasive Glass Cleaner

Do not use commercial household cleaners, ammonia, or alcohol to clean handles.

Use a soft cloth to clean smooth handles.

Do not use a dry cloth to clean smooth doors.

Exterior & Handles

Soap and water

(Stainless Steel


Models Only)

Stainless Steel



Clean stainless steel front and handles with non-abrasivesoapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and a soft cloth.

Wipe stubborn spots with an ammonia-soakedpaper towel, and rinse. Use anon-abrasivestainless steel cleaner. These cleaners can be purchased at most home improvement or major department stores. Always follow manufacturer's instruction.

NOTE: Always, clean, wipe and dry with grain to prevent scratching.

Wash the rest of the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well, and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.







Short Vacations

Leave refrigerator operating during vacations of 3 weeks or less.



Use all perishable items from refrigerator compartment.



Turn automatic ice maker off and empty ice bucket, even if you will only be gone for a few days.






Long Vacations

Remove all food and ice if you will be gone one month or more.



Turn the cooling system off (see page 15 for location ofOn/Off button) and disconnect power cord.



Turn off automatic ice maker and turn water supply valve to closed position.



Clean interior thoroughly.



Leave both doors open to prevent odors and moldbuild-up.Block doors open if necessary.







Remove all food and ice.



If using handcart, load from side.



Adjust rollers all the way up to protect them during sliding or moving.



Pad cabinet to avoid scratching surface.





34 Care & Cleaning


Both the freezer and fresh food compartments of your refrigerator include light bulbs that will need replacing from time to time. Some lights have covers that you will need to remove before replacing the bulbs. Always use bulbs that are designed for appliance lighting.


Wear gloves when replacing light bulbs to avoid getting cut.

To replace light bulbs:







Unplug your refrigerator’s power cord.

Wear gloves as protection against possible broken glass. Remove light cover, if necessary.

Unscrew and replace old bulb with an appliance bulb of the same type and wattage (normally 40 watts).

Replace light cover, if necessary. Plug in the refrigerator’s power cord.

Warranty Information 35

REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY Your refrigerator is protected by this warranty














One year from

Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this

Costs of service calls that are listed under


original purchase

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).







Second through fifth

Repair or replace any parts in the cabinet liner or sealed

Costs for pickup and delivery of the appliance


years from original

refrigeration system (compressor, condenser, evaporator,

required because of service. Costs for labor, parts

(Cabinet Liner and

purchase date.

dryer or tubing) which prove to be defective in materials or

and transportation other than with respect to the

Sealed System)



cabinet liner or Sealed Refrigeration System.






Time periods listed

All of the provisions of the full warranties above and the

Costs of the technician's travel to the home and any



exclusions listed below apply.

costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance

(Applicable to the



required because of service.

State of Alaska)








In the U.S.A., your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Home Products, Inc. We authorize no person to change or add to any of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by us or an authorized Electrolux Home Products, Inc. servicer. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp.


This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items


listed below:



Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.



Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in



accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.



Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose



connections or defects in house wiring.



Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which



are not a part of the appliance when it was shipped from the factory.



Damages to finish after installation.



Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).


This warranty does not cover the following:









Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or



exclusion may not apply to you.



Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in ordinary



household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.



Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than Electrolux Home Products, Inc., Electrolux Canada



Corp., or its authorized servicers; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux Home Products parts; obtained from



persons other than such servicers; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.



Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.


Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the


warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all


receipts. This written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state.


Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux Home Products, Inc. or Electrolux Canada Corp.

This warranty only applies in the 50 States of the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico, and Canada. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp.





Electrolux Home Products, Inc.

Electrolux Canada Corp.

P.O. Box 212378

6150 McLaughlin Road

Augusta, GA 30917

Mississauga, Ontario


L5R 4C2

36 Solutions To Common Problems


If you experience a problem with your refrigerator or notice a product behavior or condition you do not understand, you can usually avoid a call to your service representative by referring to this section for an answer. Beginning with the following table, this information includes common problems, causes, and suggested solutions.

Running Your Refrigerator




Compressor does not run.

Cooling system is turned Off.


Refrigerator is in defrost cycle.


Plug at wall outlet is disconnected.


House fuse blown or tripped circuit




Power outage.

Turn cooling system On. See page 15 for location of cooling system On/Off button.

This is normal for a fully automatic defrost refrigerator. The defrost cycle occurs periodically, lasting about 30 minutes.

Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.

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

Check house lights. Call local Electric Company.

Refrigerator runs too much Room or outside weather is hot. or too long.

Refrigerator has recently been disconnected for a period of time.

Automatic ice maker is operating.

Doors are opened too frequently or too long.

Refrigerator/freezer door may be slightly open.

It’s normal for the refrigerator to work longer under these conditions.

It takes 8-12hours for the refrigerator to cool down completely.

Ice maker operation causes refrigerator to run slightly more.

Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it to run more. Open doors less often.

Ensure refrigerator is level. Keep food and containers from blocking door. See Problem section

Opening/ Closing of Doors/ Drawers.

Freezer control is set too cold (control found in fresh food section).

Fresh food/freezer gasket is dirty, worn, cracked, or poorly fitted.

Set freezer control to warmer setting until refrigerator temperature is satisfactory. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.

Clean or change gasket. Leaks in door seal will cause refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired temperatures.

Compressor does not run. Electronic control system keeps the refrigerator at a constant temperature.

This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and off to keep temperature constant.

Digital temperature displays

Electronic control system has

are flashing.

detected a performance problem.

Call your Electrolux service representative, who can interpret any messages or number codes flashing on the digital displays.

Solutions To Common Problems 37

Temperatures Are Too Cold




Freezer temperature too cold.

Freezer control is set too

Refrigerator temperature is




Set freezer control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.

Refrigerator temperature too

Refrigerator control is set

cold. Freezer temperature is

too cold.



Set refrigerator control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.

Food stored in drawers freezes.

Refrigerator control is set

See solution above.


too cold.


Food stored in Meat Keeper

Meat Keeper temperature

Adjust Meat Keeper temperature control to a lower setting.

freezes (some models).

control is set too cold.

Meat should be stored at a tempeature just below the



freezing point for maximum fresh storage time. It is normal



for ice crystals to form due to the moisture content of meat.

Temperatures Are Too Warm




Freezer/Refrigerator temperature

Doors are opened too

Warm air enters the refrigerator whenever the door is

is too warm.

frequently or too long.

opened. Open the door less often.


Door is slightly open.

See Problem section Opening/Closing Of Doors/Drawers.

Freezer temperature is too warm. Refrigerator temperature is satisfactory.

Freezer control is set too warm.

Set freezer control to a colder setting. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.

Refrigerator temperature is too warm. Freezer temperature is satisfactory.

Refrigerator control is set too warm.

Set refrigerator control to a colder setting. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.

Temperature in the Meat Keeper

Meat Keeper temperature

Adjust Meat Keeper temperature control to a colder

is too warm (some models).

control is set too warm.


Water/Moisture/Frost Inside Refrigerator




Moisture collects on inside of

Weather is hot and

The rate of frost buildup and internal sweating increases.

refrigerator walls.




Door is slightly open.

See Problem section Opening/Closing Of Doors/Drawers.


Door is opened too often

Open door less often.


or too long.



Open containers.

Keep containers covered.




Water collects on bottom side of

Vegetables contain and

Moisture on the bottom side of the cover is not unusual.

drawer cover.

give off moisture.

Move humidity control (some models) to lower setting.

Water collects in bottom of drawer.

Washed vegetables and fruit drain while in the drawer.

Dry items before putting them in the drawer. Water collecting in bottom of drawer is normal.


Solutions To Common Problems

Water/Moisture/Frost Outside Refrigerator




Moisture collects on outside of refrigerator or between doors.

Weather is humid.

Door is slightly open, causing cold air from inside refrigerator to meet warm air from outside.

This is normal in humid weather. When humidity is lower, the moisture should disappear.

See Problem section Opening/Closing Of Doors/Drawers.

Automatic Ice Maker




Ice maker is not making any

Ice maker power switch is Off.

Turn on power switch.


Water supply is not connected to

Connect water supply (seeInstallation Instructions).



Turn on household water line valve.


Household water line valve is not




See Problem section Temperatures Are Too Warm.


Freezer is not cold enough.

Turn off household water line valve. Remove valve.


Valve on cold water pipe is clogged

Ensure that valve is not a self-piercingvalve. Clean


or restricted by foreign material. If

valve. Replace valve if necessary.


valve is of the self-piercingtype, it



may not have created a sufficiently



sized hole in tube for water to pass

If not, the ice & water filter cartridge is clogged or



restricted, and must be replaced.


Check to see if the water dispenser

Push firmly until the water filter snaps into place.


is dispensing water.



Water filter is not completely seated.


Ice maker is not making

Ice maker is producing less ice than

Ice maker should produce approximately4-5pounds

enough ice.

you expect.

of ice every 24 hours. Express Ice should produce



up to 6 pounds of ice every 24 hours.

Freezer is not cold enough.

Household water line valve is not completely open.

Check to see if water dispenser is dispensing slower than normal.

See Problem section Temperatures Are Too Warm.

Turn on household water line valve.

If it is, replace the ice & water filter cartridge.

Ice maker will not stop making ice.

Ice maker wire signal arm is being held down by some item in the freezer.

Move item and release wire signal arm. Remove any ice cubes frozen together over wire signal arm.

Ice maker is not separating the ice cubes.

Ice cubes are not being used frequently enough.

Ice cubes are hollow or smaller than normal.

Remove and shake ice bin to separate cubes.

The ice & water filter cartridge may be clogged. Replace filter cartridge.

Ice has bad odor and taste.

Ice has picked up odor or flavor from strong food stored in refrigerator or freezer.

Cover foods tightly. Discard stale ice. Ice maker will produce fresh supply.

Water running to ice maker has poor taste or odor.

Ice not used frequently enough.

Add filter to water supply line. Consult a water purifying company.

Discard stale ice.

Solutions To Common Problems


Ice Dispenser




Dispenser will not

Water supply is not connected.

dispense ice.

Ice storage container is empty.


Connect water supply (see page 9).

When the first supply of ice is dropped into the container, the dispenser should operate.

Freezer temperature is set too warm.

Household water line valve is not open.

Freezer door is not closed.

Ice dispensing arm has been held in for more than 4-5minutes.

Turn freezer control to a higher setting so that ice cubes will be made. When first supply of ice is made, dispenser should operate.

Open household water line valve. Allow sufficient time for the ice to be made. When ice is made, the dispenser should operate.

Ensure freezer door is closed.

Motor is overloaded. Motor overload protector will reset in approximately 3 minutes. Ice can then be dispensed.

Ice dispenser is

Ice has melted and frozen around


auger due to infrequent use,


temperature fluctuations, and/or


power outages.

Remove ice container, thaw, and empty the contents. Clean container, wipe dry, and replace in proper position. When new ice is made, dispenser should operate.

Ice cubes are jammed between ice maker and back of ice container.

Ice cubes are frozen together.

Ice cubes are hollow or smaller than normal.

Remove ice cubes that are jamming the dispenser.

Use the dispenser often so that cubes do not freeze together.

The ice & water filter cartridge could be clogged. Replace the filter cartridge. Dispensing system operates best at 20100 psi water pressure. Well water pressures should fall within this range.

Water Dispenser




Dispenser will not dispense water.

Water supply is not connected.

Household water line valve is not open.

Freezer door is not closed.

Ice & water filter cartridge is clogged.

Front filter not fully installed, if equipped

Connect water supply (see page 9).

Open household water line valve. See Problem section Ice Maker Is Not Making Ice.

Ensure that freezer door is closed.

Replace filter cartridge.

Push filter in until you hear a “click”. Filter should be flush with cabinet.

Water has an odd

Water has been in the tank for a

taste and/or odor.

period of time.


Unit not properly connected to cold


water line.


Tubing used in the household water


supply and installation may affect


water taste and odor.


Water has a high mineral content.

Draw and discard 10-12glasses of water to freshen the supply and completely rinse out the tank.

Connect unit to cold water line that supplies water to the kitchen faucet.

For best results, use copper tubing for water connections.

Contact water treatment plant for help.

Water pressure is

Cut-offandcut-onpressures are too

extremely low.

low (well systems only).


Reverse osmosis system is in


regenerative phase.

Have someone turn up the cut-offandcut-onpressure on the water pump system (well systems only).

It is normal for a reverse osmosis system to be below 20 psi during the regenerative phase.

40 Solutions To Common Problems

Odors In Refrigerator




Interior is dirty.

Interior needs to be cleaned.

See Care & Cleaning Tips.


Food with strong odors is in refrigerator.

Cover food tightly.

Opening/Closing Of Doors/Drawers

Problem Cause Correction

Door(s) will not close. Door was closed too hard, causing other door to open slightly.

Refrigerator is not level. It rocks on the floor when moved slightly.

Close both doors gently.

Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately support the refrigerator. Contact a carpenter to correct a sagging or sloping floor.

Refrigerator is touching a wall or cabinet.

Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately support the refrigerator. Contact a carpenter to correct a sagging or sloping floor.

Drawers are difficult to

Food is touching shelf on top of drawer.


Track that drawers slide on is dirty.


Keep less food in drawer.

Clean drawer, runners, and tracks. See Care & Cleaning Tips.

Light Bulb Is Not On




Light bulb is not on.

Light bulb is burned out.

Freezer light switch is stuck.

No electric current is reaching refrigerator.

Control system has disabled lights because magnet mounted behind dairy compartment (in fresh food door) has been removed.

Control system has disabled lights because one or both doors were left open too long.

See Replacing Light Bulbsin Care and Cleaning section.

Release light switch located inside freezer compartment.

See Problem section, Running Your Refrigerator.

Reinstall magnet.

Close and reopen door(s) to enable lights.