Frigidaire 297298700 User Manual

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All about the

Use&Care

of your Refrigerator

 

TA B L E O F

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

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

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Installation ..........................................................

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

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Leveling Instructions ............................................

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

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Electronic Control .................................................

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Electronic Control Features....................................

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C O N T E N T S

 

Sabbath Mode....................................................

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Alerts ................................................................

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Changing The Filter / Interior Lighting .................

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

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Storage And Cleaning .........................................

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

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

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2010) (August 297298700

www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044

www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING

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.

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.

IMPORTANT

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

Installation Checklist

Doors

Handles are secure and tight

Door seals completely to cabinet on all sides

Refrigerator door is level across the top

Definitions

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

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

WARNING

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

CAUTION

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

Leveling

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

Kick plate is properly attached to refrigerator

Cabinet is setting solid on all corners

Electrical Power

House power turned on

Refrigerator plugged in

Final Checks

Shipping material removed

Fresh food temperatures set

Crisper humidity controls set

Registration card sent in

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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 www.recyclemyoldfridge.com for more information on recycling your old refrigerator.

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 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.

IMPORTANT

To disconnect power to the unit, unplug the unit or switch the breaker that supplies power to the unit to the off position.

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FEATURE OVERVIEW

Understanding Features and Terms

Your Frigidaire refrigerator is designed for optimal convenience and storage flexibility. The illustration below is provided to assist you with familiarizing yourself with product features and terminology.

NOTE

Features may vary according to model.

Pro-Select™

Dairy Compartment

Electronic

Pure

Control

Advantage®

 

Air Filter

Air

 

Baffle

 

Upper Level

 

Incandescent

 

Lighting

 

 

Adjustable Door

 

Bins

SpaceWise™

 

Glass Shelves

 

Deli

 

Drawer

 

Mid Level

Gallon Door

Incandescent

Bins

Lighting

 

Crisper

 

Drawer

 

with

 

Humidity

 

Controls

 

Adjustable

Bottom Hinge

Light

Switch Kick

Plate

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Required Tools

You will need the following tools:

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.

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.

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 kick plate on the lower front of your refrigerator. Sufficient air circulation is essential for the proper operation of your refrigerator.

INSTALLATION

Installation

Installation clearances:

Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, proper air circulation, and plumbing and electrical connections:

Sides - 3/8 inch

Top and Back - 1 inch

Allow for trim kit if it to be installed with the unit.

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.

Refrigerator

3/8” (10mm)

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DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

Door Handle Mounting Instructions

1.Remove handle from carton and any other protective packaging.

2.Position refrigerator handle end caps over upper and lower pre-installedshoulder bolts (A) that are fastened into door, ensuring the holes for the set screws are facing towards the outside of door if a single unit installation or the freezer door (if installing the matching freezer)

3.While holding handle firmly against door, fasten upper and lower Allen set screws (B) with supplied Allen wrench.

4.Repeat steps 2 and 3 to install freezer handle (if installing the matching freezer). Ensure the holes for the set screws are facing towards the refrigerator door.

NOTE

All set screws should be tightened and sub-flush(Allen set screw should be seated just below the surface of the end cap) of handle end cap. The end caps should be drawn tight to refrigerator door with no gaps.

A

B

Single Unit Installation

Kick Plate Removal

To remove the kick plate, use a Phillips head screwdriver and remove the two screws holding the kick plate to the cabinet. Then pull the kick plate away from the unit.

Leveling

The refrigerator must have all bottom corners resting firmly on a solid floor.

The floor must be strong enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator.

It is VERY 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.

Leveling instructions continued on next page.

Matching Refrigerator and Freezer Door Handle

Installation

Remove Screws

Kick Plate Removal

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To Level The Refrigerator:

While unit is lying on its back for wood skid removal, note the location of the four (4) leg levelers installed at each corner. These leg levelers will be used to level the refrigerator and to adjust the height. Use a carpenter’s level to level the refrigerator from front to back and side to side.

NOTE

Make sure to allow for the Trim and Leveling Kit if it is to be installed with the unit.

Level Front to Back & Side to Side

Leveling Instructions For Matching

Refrigerator / Freezer Pair:

Level door of first unit using all four levelers and slide unit into place. Recheck for levelness and adjust if necessary.

Measure distance from floor to bottom of door on first unit. Adjust and level second unit so door height matches.

Leg Level Adjustments:

One full turn of all four leg levelers will raise door 5/32”.

LEVELING INSTRUCTIONS

Slide second unit into place leaving a minimum

gap of 3/16” between units for door swing clearance.

This last step may require at least one extraction of the second unit to properly align units in a “built-in”application.

Leveling Door with Adjustable Hinge

Use the lower hinge adjustment to fine tune the door height and for final cabinet spacing. Use a 7/16” socket or wrench to adjust the screw at the bottom of the lower hinge.

Adjusting Doors For Matching

Refrigerator / Tall Freezer Pair

The doors may also be adjusted side to side with the slotted hinge for aligning the doors parallel to each other. Loosen the two bolts with a 3/8” wrench and one screw with a Phillips screwdriver. Shift the doors until parallel, then retighten the screws securely. (See illustration below.)

Lower Hinge Adjustment For Leveling The Doors Of The Matching Refrigerator / Freezer Pair

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

1.If the refrigerator door is lower than the freezer door, raise the refrigerator door by turning the adjustment screw clockwise using a 7/16 inch socket wrench.

(See illustration below.)

2.If the freezer door is lower than the refrigerator door, raise the freezer door by turning the adjustment screw clockwise using a 7/16 inch socket wrench. (See illustration below.)

Slotted Hinge

Adjustment

3/8” Bolts

Screw

Freezer

Refrigerator

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DOOR REMOVAL / ELECTRONIC CONTROL

DOOR REMOVAL

If door must be removed:

Unplug the unit or switch the breaker that supplies power to the unit to the off position.

Remove the plastic top hinge cover.

Hold the door in place while removing the top hinge from the cabinet.

Remove the two 3/8” hex head bolts from the top hinge with a 3/8” wrench or socket.

Lift the door upwards and pull up and away from the cabinet until free of the bottom hinge pin mounted on the front of the cabinet.

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

CAUTION

Doors are heavy. It is recommended to have two people to remove or replace the door assembly from the cabinet.

Hinge Cover

Hinge Bolts (2)

Hinge Plate

SETTING THE PRO-SELECT™ELECTRONIC CONTROL

Cool Down Period

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

Pro-Select™Electronic Control

The Pro-Select™Electronic Control is located inside the refrigerator. 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.

°F

To adjust the temperature setting, press the UP (▲) key for warmer temperature and DOWN (▼) key for colder temperature on the control panel. Allow several hours for the temperature to stabilize between adjustments. The refrigerator can be adjusted between 33°F (1°C) and 46°F (8°C). By pressing the TEMP MODE key, the temperature display will toggle between °F to °C.

To turn the refrigerator OFF, press the UP (▲) key until the warmest temperature setting of 46F° (8C°) shows in the display. Then press the UP (▲) key three (3) times within three (3) seconds to turn the refrigerator OFF. The display will then show “OF”. To turn the unit back ON, press the DOWN (▼) key three (3) times within three (3) seconds. The control will then display “46F° (8C°)” and may be adjusted to the desired temperature.

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ELECTRONIC CONTROL FEATURES

Adjust UP Key

Air Filter Reset Key Temp Mode Key Alarm Reset Key

°F

Adjust DOWN Key

Door Ajar

Power Fail Indicator

Replace Air Filter

 

 

Indicator

Indicator

Control Lock Key

Electronic Control Panel Layout

PRO-SELECT™ELECTRONIC CONTROL FEATURES

Replace Air Filter

When the “REPLACE AIR FILTER” LED is illuminated yellow, the air filter needs to be replaced. The control will signal for air filter replacement after 3600 hours of refrigerator operation. After replacing the air filter,

reset the air filter timer by pressing the AIR FILTER key for 3 seconds. The “REPLACE AIR FILTER” LED will be illuminated green for three (3) seconds, confirming a timer reset.

Control Lock

To disable the keypads on the control, begin by pressing the CONTROL LOCK key for three seconds until “LO” is displayed for 1 second. With the control locked, when keys are pressed on the control panel, “LO” will be displayed. To unlock the control, press the CONTROL LOCK key for three seconds. The display will show “UL” for one second.

°F

Resetting Air Filter Alarm

Setting Control Lock

Power Fail

The POWER FAIL indicator light informs you that due to a power failure, the cabinet temperature exceeded 55°F (13°C). If the power failure lasted more than one

(1) hour, the display alternates between showing the power failure duration (Hours and DURATION LED illuminate in the display) and the cabinet temperature (°F or °C illuminates) every ½ second. This safety feature will aid in determining what food spoilage action to take.

°F

HRS

HI-TEMPDURATION

Power Fail Indicator

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SABBATH MODE

SABBATH MODE

The Sabbath Mode is a feature that disables portions of the freezer and its controls in accordance with the observance of the weekly Sabbath and religious holidays within the Orthodox Jewish community.

To initiate or cancel Sabbath Mode, press the CONTROL LOCK and TEMP MODE keys at the same time and hold for three (3) seconds. The display will now show “Sb” and the confirmation tone will sound. When AC power is cycled while the control is in Sabbath mode, the control enters into Sabbath mode automatically. “Sb” will again be displayed. While in Sabbath Mode, the display will show “Sb”.

In the interest of food safety, only the HIGH TEMP Alert remains active and takes precedence over other Sabbath Mode features.

For ice making, the wire signal arm of the ice maker must be lifted to its OFF position and ice cubes be made using a standard ice tray.

For further assistance, guidelines for proper usage and a complete list of models with the Sabbath feature, please visit the web at http:\\www.star-k.org.

Setting Sabbath Mode

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