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Use & Care Manual

Single-Door

Refrigerator

Welcome

2

Safety Instructions

3

Installation

4

Features at a Glance

5

Temperature Controls

6

Looking Inside

6- 7

Food Storage

8

& Energy Saving Tips

 

 

Care & Cleaning

9

Warranty

10

Before You Call

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READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

P/N 297005500 (0409)

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 completly 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 SAVE THESE 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 your serial plate located inside the refrigerator compartment.

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

Model Number:

Serial Number:

Purchase Date:

Versión en español

Si desea obtener una copia en español de este Manual del Usuario, sívase escribir a la dirección que se incluye a continuación. Solicite la P/N 297014900.

Spanish Owner’s Guides

Electrolux Home Products

P.O. Box 212378

Augusta, GA 30917

Please complete and mail in the Product Registration Card included with your refrigerator.

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Important Safety Instructions

WARNING: Please Read All Instructions Before UsingThis 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 presense of explosive fumes.

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.

THESE GUIDELINES MUST BE FOLLOWEDTO ENSURETHAT

SAFETY MECHANISMS INTHIS 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-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.

Proper Disposal ofYour

Refrigerator/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 AWAYYOUR

OLD REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER:

Remove door.

Leave shelves in placeso children may noteasily climb inside.

• Have refrigerant removed by a qualified service technician.

IMPORTANT:Turning the Refrigerator Control to “OFF” 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.

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Installation

This Use & Care Manual 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.

INSTALLATION

Do Not install the refrigerator where the temperature will drop below 40°F (4.5°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 electrical connections:

Sides -----------------------

3/8”

Back & Top ----------------

1”

DOOR OPENING

NOTE: 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.

DOOR REMOVAL

If door must be removed :

1.Gently lay refrigerator on its back, on a rug or blanket.

2.Remove two base screws and base panel.

3.Remove bottom hinge screws.

4.Remove plastic top hinge cover.

5.Remove screws from top hinge.

6.Remove top hinge from cabinet.

7.Remove door and bottom hinge from cabinet.

8.To replace door, reverse the above order and securely tighten all screws to prevent hinge slippage.

LEVELING

All four corners of your refrigerator must rest firmly on a solid floor. Your refrigerator is equipped with adjustable leveling feet.

NOTE: It isVery Important for your refrigerator to be level in order to function properly. If the refrigerator is not leveled during installation, the door may be misaligned and not close or seal properly, causing cooling, frost, or moisture problems.

To LevelYour Refrigerator:

After discarding crating screws and wood base, use a carpenter’s level to level the refrigerator from front-to-back.Adjust the plastic leveling feet in front, ½ bubble higher, so that the door closes easily when left halfway open.

Turn

Left To

Raise

Turn

Right To

Lower

Plastic

Leveling Feet

Crating

Screw

Discard The (4) Crating Screws

And (2) Wood Bases

Unpacking and Leveling

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Features At A Glance

Back Lit Light Shield

Deli-Drawer

Humidity Control

Glass Cantilever Shelving

Dairy Door

Two Liter

Door Bins

Fixed Gallon

Door Bin

Temperature Control

 

Crisper Bins

 

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Temperature Controls

COOL DOWN PERIOD

For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for the refrigerator to cool down completely.The refrigerator will run continuously for the first several hours.

TEMPERATURE CONTROL

The temperature control is located inside the refrigerator.The temperature is factory preset to provide satisfactory food storage temperatures. However, the temperature control is adjustable to provide a range of temperatures for your personal satisfaction. If a colder temperature is desired, turn the temperature control knob toward COLDEST and allow several hours for temperatures to stabilize between adjustments.

Cold Control

Looking Inside

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.

To adjust cantilever shelves:

NOTE: Cantilever shelves are supported at the back of the refrigerator.

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.

INTERIOR LIGHT

The light comes on automatically when the door is opened.

To replace the light bulb, turn the temperature control to Full Width Cantilever Glass Shelf

OFF and unplug the electrical cord.Replace the old bulb with a bulb of the same wattage.

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Looking Inside (continued)

DOOR STORAGE

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

Some models have door racks or bins that can accommodate gallon-sizedplastic drink containers andeconomy-sizedjars and containers.

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 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.

CRISPERS (SOME MODELS)

The crispers, located under the bottom refrigerator shelf, are designed for storing fruits, vegetables, and other fresh produce.Wash items in clear water and remove excess water before placing them in the crispers. Items with strong odors or high moisture content should be wrapped before storing.

Crisper Drawer

HUMIDITY CONTROL (SOME MODELS)

The Humidity Control, present on some models with crisper drawers, allows you to adjust the humidity within the crisper. This can extend the life of fresh vegetables that keep best in high humidity.

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

Adjustable Door Bin

DELI DRAWER (SOME MODELS)

Some models are equipped with a Deli Drawer for storage of luncheon meats, spreads, cheeses, and other deli items.

Crisper Humidity Control

Deli Drawer

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Food Storage & Energy Saving Ideas

FOOD STORAGE IDEAS

Fresh Food Storage

The fresh food compartment should be kept between 34° F and 40° F with an optimum temperature of 37° F.

Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves. This reduces the circulation of air around the food and results in uneven cooling.

Fruits andVegetables

Storage in the crisper drawers traps moisture to help preserve the fruit and vegetable quality for longer time periods.

Meat

Raw meat and poultry should be wrapped securely so leakage and contamination of other foods or surfaces does not occur.

ENERGY SAVING IDEAS

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 door closes tightly.

Refer to this Use & Care Manual for the suggested temperature control settings.

Do not overcrowd the refrigerator or block 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

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Care & Cleaning

Keep your refrigerator clean to prevent odor build-up.Wipeup any spills immediately and clean at least twice a year.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.

When moving the refrigerator, pull straight out. Do not shift the refrigerator from side to side as this may tear or gouge the floor covering.

NOTES:

Turning the refrigerator temperature control to “OFF” turns off the compressor, but does not disconnect electrical power to the light bulb or other electrical components.To turn off power to your refrigerator, you must unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.

Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments which can scratch the appliance surface when removing adhesive labels. Any glue left from tape or labels can be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent, or, touch the glue residue with the sticky side of tape you have already removed. Do not remove the serial plate.

Care & Cleaning Chart

Part

 

What To Use

Tips and Precautions

 

 

 

 

Interior/Door

Soap and water

Use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 quart of warm water. Be sure to wring

Liner

excess water out of sponge or cloth before cleaning around controls,

Baking soda and water

 

light bulb or any electrical part.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Door Gaskets

Soap and water

Wipe gaskets with a clean soft cloth.

 

 

 

 

Drawers/Bins

Soap and water

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

 

Exterior and

Soap and water

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

Non Abrasive Glass

handles. Use a soft cloth to clean smooth handles. Do Not use a dry cloth to

Handles

 

 

Cleaner

clean smooth doors.

Exterior and

Soap and water

Clean stainless steel front and handles with non-abrasivesoapy water and a

Ammonia

dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and a soft cloth. Wipe stubborn spots with an

Handles

(Stainless Steel

Stainless Steel Cleaners

ammonia-soakedpaper towel, and rinse. Use anon-abrasivestainless steel

 

 

cleaner. These cleaners can be purchased at most home improvement or

Models Only)

 

 

major department stores. Always follow manufacturer's instructions.

 

 

 

NOTE: Always clean, wipe and dry with the grain to prevent cross-grain

 

 

 

scratching. Wash the rest of the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid

 

 

 

detergent. Rinse well, and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.

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*NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER
EXCLUSIONS
IF YOU NEED SERVICE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Warranty Information

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY

 

 

 

 

 

Your refrigerator is protected by this warranty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARRANTY

THROUGH OUR AUTHORIZED SERVICERS,

THE CONSUMER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PERIOD

WE WILL:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FULL ONE-YEAR

One year from original

Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this

Costs of service calls that are listed under NORMAL

 

 

 

 

WARRANTY

purchase date

appliance which prove to be defective in materials or

RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER. *

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

workmanship. Excludes original and replacement Ice

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

& Water filter cartridges (if equipped). Original and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

replacement cartridges are warranted for 30 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(parts only).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIMITED 2ND-5TH

Second through fifth

Repair or replace any parts in the cabinet liner or

Costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance required because

 

 

 

 

YEAR WARRANTY

years from original

Sealed Refrigeration System (compressor, condenser,

of service. Costs for labor, parts and transportation other than

 

 

 

 

(Cabinet Liner and

purchase date

evaporator, drier and tubing) which prove to be

with respect to the cabinet liner or Sealed Refrigeration System.

 

 

 

 

Sealed System)

 

defective in materials or workmanship.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LIMITED

Time periods listed

All of the provisions of the full warranties above and

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

 

 

 

 

WARRANTY

above.

the exclusions listed below apply.

pick up and delivery of the appliance required because of

 

 

 

 

(Applicable to the

 

 

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:

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

2.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.

3.Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose connections or defects in house wiring.

4.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.

5.Damages to finish after installation.

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

This warranty does not cover the following:

1.CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL

EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. 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.

2.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.

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

4.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., in Puerto Rico, and in 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.

 

01-U-RE-02(Rev. 01/2002)

 

 

USA

Canada

800•944•9044

866•213•9397

Electrolux Home Products, Inc

Electrolux Canada Corp.

P.O. Box 212378

6150 McLaughlin Road

Augusta, GA 30917

Mississauga, Ontario

 

L5R 4C2

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