Frigidaire 241572800 User Manual

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Use & Care Manual

Side by Side






Safety Instructions


Installation -- Includes Connecting

Ice Maker To Water Supply

4 - 5


Door Removal




Features at a Glance


Temperature Controls


Looking Inside

9 - 11

Automatic Ice and Water


12 - 16

Food Storage


& Energy Saving Tips


Normal Operating Sounds 18

Care & Cleaning

19 - 20



Before You Call


Solutions to

22 - 25

Common Problems


P/N 241572800 (0304)


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 completely 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 ThankYou for choosing our product.We hope you consider us for future purchases.


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 the serial plate located inside the refrigerator compartment.

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

Model Number:

Serial Number:

Purchase Date:


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Important Safety Instructions

Please Read All Instructions Before Using This Refrigerator.


Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable liquids in the vicinity of 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 automatic ice maker.

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



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:

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

Remove doors.

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

Have refrigerant removed by a qualified service technician.

These Guidelines Must Be Followed To Ensure That Safety Mechanisms In This Refrigerator Will Operate Properly.


The refrigerator must be plugged into its own dedicated 115Volt, 60 Hz., AC only electric outlet.

The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a three-pronggrounding plug for your protection against electrical shock hazards. It must be plugged directly into a properly groundedthree-prongreceptacle.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: Turning the Freezer and Fresh Food Controls to “0” turns off the compressor and prevents your refrigerator from cooling, but does not disconnect the power to the light bulb and other electrical components.To turn off power to your refrigerator you must unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.


This Owner’s Guide 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.


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.


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.


Installation - Connecting 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 InstallingThe Water Supply Line,You Will Need

BasicTools: adjustable wrench,flat-bladescrewdriver, and PhillipsTM screwdriver

Access to a household cold water line with water pressure between 20 and 100 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. Make sure ice maker power switch is turned On (See page 13 for location of power switch).

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.


Door Removal Instructions


If it is necessary to move the refrigerator through narrow doorways, follow these steps to remove the doors.


Features At A Glance

Features may vary according to model


Temperature Controls


To ensure safe food storage, allow the refrigerator to operate with the doors closed for at least 8 to 12 hours before loading it with food.


NOTE: When changing control settings, wait 24 hours before making additional adjustments.


• After 24 hours, adjust the controls as needed. Adjust temperatures gradually: move the knob in small increments, allowing the temperature to stabilize.

• For colder temperatures, turn the knob towards Colder.

For warmer temperatures, turn the knob towards Cold.

To maintain temperatures, a fan circulates air in the refrigerator and freezer compartments. For good circulation, do not block cold air vents with food items.


Refrigerator & Freezer Controls






If Fresh Food Compartment Is Too Warm

Turn Fresh Food Control Slightly Towards Colder.



If Fresh Food Compartment Is Too Cold

Turn Fresh Food Control Slightly Towards Cold.



If Freezer Compartment Is Too Warm

Turn Freezer Control Slightly Towards Colder.



If Freezer Compartment Is Too Cold

Turn Freezer Control Slightly Towards Cold.



* To Turn Refrigerator Off

Turn Freezer and Fresh Food Controls To O.



* IMPORTANT:Turning the Freezer and Fresh Food Controls to “0” turns off the compressor and prevents your refrigerator from cooling, but does not disconnect the power to the light bulb and other electrical components. To turn off power to your refrigerator you must unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.


Looking Inside


This shelf is attached to the freezer wall beside the ice dispenser container. This convenient area allows for storage of pizza and other tall items placed vertically between the ice dispenser container and the freezer wall.


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


A Tip-Upshelf in the freezer section allows tall items to be easily stored.

To avoid personal injury or property damage, handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Shelves may break suddenly if nicked, scratched, or exposed to sudden temperature change.


Refrigerator shelves are easily adjusted to suit individual needs. Before adjusting the shelves, remove all food. Cantilever shelves are supported at the back of the refrigerator.

To adjust cantilever shelves:

1Lift front edge up.

2Pull shelf out.

Replace the shelf by inserting the hooks at rear of the shelf into the wall bracket. Lower the shelf into the desired slots and lock into position.

Pizza Shelf


Ice Cream Shelf

* SpillSafeTM glass shelves (some models) catch and hold accidental spills. In some models, the* SpillSafeTM shelves slide out for easy access to food and for fast cleaning. The shelves slide out independently of their mounting brackets. Just pull the front of the shelf forward. Shelves can be extended as far as the stopper will allow but arenot removable from their mounting brackets.





Cantilever Glass Shelf

Cantilever Sliding Glass Shelf

* WhiteWestinghouse - SpillFreeTM


Looking Inside (continued)


Door bins and shelves are provided for convenient storage of jars, bottles, and cans. Frequently used items can be quickly selected.

Some models have door bins that can accommodate gallon-sizedplastic drink containers andeconomy-sizedjars and containers. Some bins are adjustable for maximum storage capacity.

The dairy compartment, which is warmer than the general food storage section, is intended for short term storage of cheese, spreads, or butter.


Some models have adjustable door bins that can be moved to suit individual needs.

To move door bins

1.Lift bin straight up.

2.Remove bin.

3.Place bin in desired position.

4.Lower bin onto supports until locked in place.

Fixed Door Bin

Adjustable Door Bin



The Tall Bottle Retainer keeps tall containers in the bin from falling forward when opening or closing the refrigerator door.To install, hold the retainer at the top, and slide it over the outside wall of the bin, as shown in the diagram.The Tall Bottle Retainer works best with a Bin Snugger.

The innovative design of the Special Item Rack allows you to store a six-packof 12 ounce drink cans, a bottle of wine, atwo-litersoft drink bottle, or a carton of eggs. The Special Item Rack mounts on theleft side of your refrigerator. To install, just slide the Special Item Rack onto any shelf as shown in the drawing.

Tall Bottle Retainer (left) and Bin Snugger (right)

Special Item Rack