Frigidaire 242111900 User Manual

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All about the


of your Refrigerator


Important Safety Instructions.


Features at a Glance..............................................




Door Removal Instructions......................................


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




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


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


Changing the Filter..............................................


Normal Operating Sounds and Sights....................


Care and Cleaning................................................


Before you Call....................................................


Major Appliance Warranty.....................................


2010) (March 242111900 USA 1-800-944-9044 Canada 1-800-265-8352

Important Safety Instructions


Please read all instructions before using this refrigerator.

For your 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.


This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.


DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.


WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.

Installation Checklist


Handles are secure and tight

Door seals completely to cabinet on all sides

Freezer door is level across the top


Refrigerator is level, side-to-sideand tilted 1/4” (6mm)front-to-back

Toe grille is properly attached to refrigerator

Cabinet is setting solid on all corners

Electrical Power

House power turned on

Refrigerator plugged in

Ice Maker

House water supply connected to refrigerator

No water leaks present at all connections - recheck in 24 hours

Ice maker is turned ON

Ice & water dispenser operates correctly

Front filter must be flush with filter housing

(select models)

Final Checks

Shipping material removed

Fresh food and freezer temperatures set

Crisper humidity controls set

Registration card sent in


CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.


IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation or maintenance information which is important but not hazard-related.


Important Safety Instructions

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 of your 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.

Proper Disposal of Refrigerators/Freezers

We strongly encourage responsible appliance recycling/ disposal methods. Check with your utility company or visit for more information on recycling your old refrigerator.

Before you throw away your old refrigerator/


• 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.

Electrical information

The refrigerator must be plugged into its own dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., 15 Amp, AC only electrical 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.

Avoid connecting refrigerator to a Ground

Fault Interrupter (GFI) circuit. Do not use an extension cord or adapter plug.

If the power cord is damaged, it should be replaced by an authorized service technician 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 electrical outlet controlled by a wall switch or pull cord to prevent the refrigerator from being turned off accidentally.


Pressing and holding the On/Off button for 3 seconds, located on the left side of the temperature control panel (Electronic controls), or turning the Freezer and Fresh Food controls to “0” (Mechanical controls) 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 electrical outlet.


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.


Features At A Glance

Features may vary according to model


Adjustable Shelf


Adjustable Shelf


This Use & Care Guide provides general operating instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide. 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. If you do not hook up water to the refrigerator, remember to turn the ice maker off.


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 inch


1 inch


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


Toe Grille Installation and Removal

To install toe grille

1Open both doors. Slide left and right sides of toe grille over lower hinges of refrigerator.

2While pushing toe grille firmly against cabinet, fasten bottom clips of toe grille to cabinet.

3Fasten top clips to cabinet.

4Close the doors. Fasten right and left side clips into groove of bottom hinge.

To remove toe grille

1With both doors closed, unfasten right and left side clips of toe grille from bottom hinge groove.

2Open both doors. Press firmly on top of toe grille until top of toe grille pops off.

3Pull toe grille outward toward your body and off of lower hinges.



Door Opening


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

Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy access to a counter or table 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.

Guidelines for final positioning of your refrigerator:

All four corners of the cabinet must rest firmly on the floor.

The cabinet should be level at the front and rear.

The sides should tilt ¼ inch (6 mm) from front to back (to ensure that doors close and seal properly).

Doors should align with each other and be level.

All of these conditions can be met by raising or lowering the adjustable front rollers.

To level the cabinet using the front rollers:

1Open both doors and remove the toe grille (see “Toe Grille Installation and Removal” in the “Installation” section).

2Close the doors and use a flat-bladescrewdriver or

3/8 inch socket wrench to raise or lower the front rollers.

3Ensure both doors are bind-freewith their seals touching the cabinet on all four sides.

To level the doors using the adjustable lower hinge (some models):

1Before leveling either door, remove set screw that locks door height into position. (The door cannot be adjusted without set screw removed).

2If the refrigerator door is lower than the freezer door, raise the refrigerator door by turning the

adjustment screw clockwise using a 7/16 inch wrench. (See illustration.)

3If the freezer door is lower than the refrigerator door, raise the freezer door by turning the

adjustment screw clockwise using a 7/16 inch wrench. (See illustration.)

4After leveling, verify door stop contacts lower hinge and top of door does not contact upper hinge through full movement of door (from fully closed to fully open).

5 Reinstall set screw, locking the door height.



Open Door

7/16” Wrench



and 3/32” Hex Key

Door Stop


(some models)












Set Screw



(some models)




6Replace the toe grille by fitting it into place

(see “Toe Grille Installation and Removal” in the “Installation” section).


Door Removal Instructions

Getting through narrow spaces

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

Required Tools

You will need the following tools:

Top Hinge

Top Hinge

Tools Necessary:

Cover Front

Cover Rear























3/8” Fixed








Wrench Set



To prepare for removing the doors:

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

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

3 Remove any food from the door shelves.

4 Close the doors.

To remove the refrigerator top hinge cover:

1 Remove the three screws from each cover over the top door hinges.2 Lift hinge cover straight up and off.

To remove the refrigerator door:

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

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

3 Remove the two 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.

Adjustable Hinge


(some models)

(some models)

To reinstall the refrigerator door, reverse the above steps.


Door Removal Instructions

To remove the freezer top hinge cover:

1Remove the two screws from each cover over the top door hinges.

2 Lift hinge cover straight up and off.

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

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 hinge with a pencil. This makes reinstallation easier.

Adjustable Hinge (some models)

Non-AdjustingHinge (some models)

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

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

6Lay 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, ensure they are aligned with each other and level (Please see “To level the doors using the lower hinge” for models with adjustable lower hinges or “To level the cabinet using the front rollers” for models with the non-adjustablelower hinges in the “Installation” section.), then replace the top hinge cover.


Connecting the 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 or Stainless Steel braided tubing is recommended for the water supply line. Water supply tubing made of ¼ inch plastic is not recommended to be used. Plastic tubing greatly increases the potential for water leaks, and the manufacturer will not be responsible for any damage if plastic tubing is used for the 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.


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


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 (6.4mm) OD, copper or stainless steel tubing. To determine the length of tubing needed, 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 a selfpiercing type shutoff valve.

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


Check with your local building authority for recommendations on water lines and associated materials prior to installing your new refrigerator. Depending on your local/state building codes, Electrolux recommends for homes with existing valves its Smart Choice® water line kit 5305513409 (with a 6 ft. Stainless Steel Water Line) and for homes without an existing valve, Electrolux recommends its Smart Choice water® line kit 5305510264 (with a 20 ft. Copper Water Line with self-tappingsaddle valve). Please refer to for more information.


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.Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap.

4.If you use copper tubing - Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto water supply line. Push water supply line into water valve inlet as far as it will go (¼ inch/6.4 mm). Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut onto valve.

Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten. See Figure 1.

If you use stainless steel tubing - The nut and ferrule are already assembled on the tubing. Slide compression nut onto valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten. See Figure 2.

5.With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply line (copper tubing only) to rear panel of refrigerator as shown.

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

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

8.Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power source.

9.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).



Water Tubing


to Ice Maker


Fill Tube












water line


Water Valve




Valve Inlet


Water Valve

Copper water line

from household water supply

(Include enough tubing in loop to allow

moving refrigerator out for cleaning.)

Figure 1

Figure 2


After connecting the water supply, refer to “How to Prime the Water Supply System” for important information about priming an empty water supply system.

Your refrigerator’s water supply system includes several tubing lines, a water filter, a water valve, and a water tank. To ensure that your water dispenser works properly, this system must be completely filled with water when your refrigerator is first connected to the household water supply line.



Iceman Lite

User Interface

Your refrigerator is equipped with a user interface display.

Touch an icon (Water/Cube/Crush) to activate the desired dispenser mode.

light on-off

On / Off

control lock

Press and hold for three (3) seconds


to activate and deactivate. This


restricts undesired changes to the


refrigerator’s settings and prevents


use of the ice and water dispenser.

water filter

Touch to display filter condition


status. Press and hold for three (3)


seconds to reset.


Touch to toggle display from Fahr-


enheit toCelsius. Press and hold


for three (3) seconds for display


on-off.When active, it allows the


display of the freezer and fridge



power on-off

Press and hold for three (3) seconds


to turn off the cooling system to


clean the refrigerator. It also turns


off all dispenser functions. The tem-


perature display will read OFF.


Pressing the power off icon does not turn off power to your refrigerator. You must unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.

Setting Cooling Temperatures

Press the or indicator to adjust the temperature to the desired setting. The temperature display will begin to blink with the first touch. After five (5) seconds

of inactivity, the display will beep to accept the new temperature.