Frigidaire 241721000 User Manual

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Welcome2

Safety Instructions3

Installation -- Includes Connecting

Ice Maker To Water Supply

4 - 5

Door Removal

Instructions 6

Features at a Glance 7

Temperature Controls7 - 9

Looking Inside 10 - 11

Automatic Ice and Water

Dispenser 12 - 17

Food Storage

& Energy Saving Tips 18

Normal Operating Sounds 19

Care & Cleaning

20 - 21

Warranty

22

Before You Call

 

Solutions to

23 - 26

Common Problems

 

 

READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

P/N 241721000 (May 2006)

WELCOME & CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations on your purchase of a new refrigerator! We here at Electrolux Home Products, Inc. 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 Thank You for choosing our product. We hope you consider us for future purchases.

PLEASE READ AND SAVETHESE INSTRUCTIONS

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.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING

Please Read All Instructions Before Using This

Refrigerator.

FORYOUR SAFETY

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.

CHILD SAFETY

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

PROPER DISPOSAL OFYOUR REFRIGERATOR OR FREEZER

Risk of child entrapment

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

Before you throw away your old refrigerator/ freezer:

Remove doors.

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

Have refrigerant removed by a qualified service technician.

WARNING

These Guidelines Must Be Followed To EnsureThat

Safety Mechanisms In This Refrigerator Will Operate

Properly.

ELECTRICAL INFORMATION

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

If 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

Pressing and holding the On/Off button for 3 seconds, located on the left side of the temperature control panel, will disable your refrigerator’s cooling system, 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.

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INSTALLATION

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.

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

CAUTION

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”

DOOR OPENING

NOTE

If you 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. For best use of drawers and freezer baskets, the refrigerator should be in a position where both the refrigerator and freezer doors can be fully opened.

TOE GRILLE INSTALLATION / REMOVAL

To InstallToe Grille:

1.Open freezer and fresh food compartment doors.

2.Line up toe grille at base of refrigerator, making sure the four bottom tabs are resting through holes at base of cabinet.

3.Starting from left side of toe grille, press in on first top tab using your thumb and push toe grille forward until it snaps in place. Continue this process until all tabs are snapped in place and toe grille is secured to refrigerator.

To Remove Toe Grille:

1.Open freezer and fresh food compartment doors.

2.Working from left side of toe grille, slip your fingers

between top of toe grille and cabinet. Gently pull forward until first set of

tabs are free. Slide

your hand down past the free tabs and pull

forward again until the

second set of tabs are free. Continue this process until all tabs

are free and the toe grille can be removed. (See graphic at top of page in right column.)

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 ensure proper door seal and assist door closing, the refrigerator should be tilted 1/4” (6 mm), front to back.

To LevelYour Refrigerator:

1.Remove toe grille. (See “To Remove Toe Grille” .)

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

NOTE

The refrigerator doors are designed to shut by themselves within a 20 degree opening.

3.Check both doors to be sure seals touch cabinet on all four sides.

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INSTALLATION - CONNECTING ICE MAKER TO WATER SUPPLY

WARNING

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.

CAUTION

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 30 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 shutoff 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 (side mounted) or set the ice maker’s On/Off power switch to the “I” position. (rear mounted)

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 INSTRUCTIONS

Cover

Screws

Hinge Cover

DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS:

Before you start:

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

2Remove any food from the door shelves.

3Close the doors.

To remove the hinge cover:

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

2Pull the cover forward about a half inch and 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 set it aside.

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

To remove the freezer door:

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

2Trace lightly around the door’s top hinge with a pencil. This makes reinstallation easier.

3Detach 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.

5 Lift the door off of the bottom hinge. Lay the door on its side to avoid damage to the Remove the three bottom hinge screws and hinge, if necessary.

To reinstall the refrigerator and freezer doors, reverse the above steps.

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FEATURES AT A GLANCE

Features may vary according to model

TEMPERATURE CONTROLS

ALLOWING COOLINGTIME BEFORE USE

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.

SETTING COOLINGTEMPERATURES

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 settings or temperatures of your freezer and fresh food compartments. The models with a 2-digittemperature display are for reference only, and do not display the current accurate compartment temperature. Should you desire to see what the current accurate temperature is, place a separate thermometer inside the freezer or fresh food compartment in the desired location.

(Temperature Display - Features may vary.)

(Single Digit Display - Features may vary.)

NOTE

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

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TEMPERATURE CONTROLS

To adjust the temperature to a higher or lower setting, press the Up (Cold) orDown (Colder) button closest to the display. The first time you press the button, the display shows current setting you entered. Each press of the button after that changes the setting by one degree.

The display shows your new setting momentarily, then changes back to the current temperature.

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).

MAKINGTEMPERATURE 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.

WHAT TO DO IF THE TEMPERATURE DISPLAYS FLASH

If either display is 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.

Numeric Display

 

 

 

 

 

Freezer

 

Fresh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warmest

 

1

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

Factory Setting

 

6

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

Coldest

 

9

 

9

 

Temperature Display (2-Digit)

 

 

 

 

Freezer

Fresh Food

 

 

 

Warmest

-14°

47°

Press to alternate between

Factory Setting

-18°

37°

Fahrenheit and Centigrade

Coldest

-6°

-21°

33°

 

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 (Colder) button.

Adjust Fresh Food control one degree warmer by pressing the Up (Cold) button.

Adjust Freezer control one degree colder by pressing Down (Colder) button.

Adjust Freezer control one degree warmer by pressing the Up (Cold) button.

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TEMPERATURE CONTROLS

SYSTEM-MONITORINGALARMS

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

RESPONDINGTO ALARMS (AUDIBLETONES &

INDICATOR LIGHTS)

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

Door

Flashing

Freezer or Fresh Food

Ajar

Green

door has been open for

 

 

over five minutes.

Close door to silence and reset alarm.

AIR FILTER INDICATOR & STATUS LIGHTS

Your refrigerator’s fresh food air filter needs to be replaced from time to time. You can monitor the need for replacement by referring to the status light while the air filter is “ON”. To turn on the air filter, press the “Air Filter” button. To turn off the air filter, press the “Air Filter” button. To RESET the air filter, press the “Air Filter” button and hold for 3 seconds.

Air Filter Status Light (not available on all models)

Green

Filter OK.

 

 

Yellow

Air filter is about 80 percent used. Please order new one.

 

 

Red

Air filter is 100 percent used. Please change now.

 

 

TURNINGTHE COOLING SYSTEM ON AND OFF

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.

While the cooling system is “OFF”, the digital display will show “OF” “OF” for temperature display models and “O” “F” for numeric display models.

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

To turn the cooling system back on, you must again press and

Cooling System On/Off Button

hold theOn/Off button for three more seconds.

 

IMPORTANT

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

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LOOKING INSIDE

PIZZA SHELF (SOME

MODELS)

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.

ICE CREAM SHELF (SOME

MODELS)

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.

TIP-UPSHELF(SOME

MODELS)

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

easily stored.

Ice Cream Shelf

CAUTION

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.

Pizza Shelf

ADJUSTABLE DOOR BINS

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.

CANTILEVER SHELF ADJUSTMENT

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.

* 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.

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Cantilever Glass Shelf

Cantilever Sliding Glass Shelf

DOOR STORAGE

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 gallonsized plastic drink containers and economy-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.

Adjustable Door Bin

Fixed Door Bin

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