Frigidaire DGHF2360PF User Manual

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All about the

Use&Care

of your Refrigerator

TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S

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

2

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

5

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

6

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

10

Installing Door Handles.............................

13

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

16

Controls...................................................

18

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

21

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

Automatic Ice Maker - Freezer...................

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

24

Storing Food and Saving Energy................

28

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

29

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

30

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

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

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

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

2012) (December 242291901

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.

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.

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.

Installation Checklist

Doors

Handles are secure and tight

Door seals completely to cabinet on all sides

Freezer drawer is level across the top

Leveling

Refrigerator is level, side-to-sideand tilted ¼” (6 mm)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

Final Checks

Shipping material removed

Fresh food and freezer temperatures set

Crisper humidity controls set

Registration card sent in

CAUTION

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

IMPORTANT

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

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.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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.energystar.gov/recycle 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.

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 threeprong 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

CFC/HCFC Disposal

Your old refrigerator may have a cooling system that used CFCs or HCFCs (chlorofluorocarbons or hydrochlorofluorocarbons). CFCs and HCFCs are believed to harm stratospheric ozone if released to the atmosphere. Other refrigerants may also cause harm to the environment if released to the atmosphere.

If you are throwing away your old refrigerator, make sure the refrigerant is removed for proper disposal by a qualified technician. If you intentionally release refrigerant, you may be subject to fines and imprisonment under provisions of environmental legislation.

IMPORTANT

Pressing and holding the On/Off button for three seconds, located on 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 electrical outlet.

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

Grounding type wall receptacle

Do not, under

any circumstances, cut, remove,

or bypass the grounding prong.

Power cord with 3-pronggrounded plug

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.

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FEATURES AT A GLANCE

*Features may vary according to model

 

 

*LED

*Dairy

*Air

Ice

*Fresh Food

Cluster Lights

Water Compartment

 

Filter

Filter

Bin

Ice Maker

Flipper

 

 

 

 

Guide

 

Flipper

*Can Rack

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mullion

 

 

 

 

Flip Shelf

 

 

 

Spillsafe®

 

 

 

Shelves

 

 

 

 

*LED Cluster

 

 

 

 

Light

*LED Cluster

 

 

 

Slide-Under

Light

 

 

 

Shelf

 

 

 

 

*LED Cluster

 

 

 

 

Light

 

 

 

 

Crisper

 

 

 

 

Drawer

*Store-

 

 

 

*Door Bin

MoreTM

 

 

 

Drawer

 

 

 

 

Adjustable Hinges

 

 

 

*Freezer Ice

 

Freezer Baskets

Maker

 

 

 

 

Removable

 

 

 

 

Ice Bin

 

 

 

Toe Grille

IMPORTANT

Features not purchased with your refrigerator can be purchased at www.frigidaire.com or by calling 1-800-944-9044.

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INSTALLATION

 

 

Tools Necessary:

 

 

 

 

(OR)

OR

OR

Phillips Head

AND

 

3/8" Fixed

 

 

 

 

Wrench

or

 

Adjustable

#2 Square

Socket

 

Drive Head

Wrench Set

Wrench

 

Components Provided:

CAUTION

 

Top Hinge

Top Hinge

 

Cover Front

Cover Rear

 

 

Screw

Screw

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

Top

Lower

proper temperatures inside the refrigerator.

Do Not block the toe grille on the lower front

Hinge

Hinge

Screw

Screw

of your refrigerator. Sufficient air circulation

 

 

is essential for the proper operation of your

 

 

refrigerator.

 

This Use & Care Guide provides general installation and operating instructions for your model. We recommend using a service or kitchen contracting professional to install

your refrigerator. Use the refrigerator only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide. Before starting the refrigerator, follow these important first steps.

Installation

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

Sides & Top

⅜ inch (9.5 mm)

Back

1 inch (25.4 mm)

Location

Choose a place that is near a grounded, non-GFCI,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.

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 opening

Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy access to a counter when removing food. For best use of refrigerator drawers and freezer baskets, the refrigerator should be in a position where both can be fully opened.

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INSTALLATION

Leveling Freezer Drawer (if necessary)

To level the freezer drawer:

1Check gasket seal around top, bottom, and sides of freezer drawer.

2If gasket is not sealed, open drawer and slightly loosen four drawer screws (two on each side) to allow drawer to rotate.

Remove Hex

Head Drawer

Screw

Do Not Remove

Other Screws

Remove Hex

Head Drawer

Screw

Do Not Remove

Other Screws

Remove Hex

Remove Hex

Head Drawer

Head Drawer

Screw

Screw

3Close drawer and recheck the seal on the gasket (A). Open the drawer grabbing by the sides in the center (B). Be careful not to rotate the drawer.

Push

Grab Drawer

At Center

Against

From Both

Freezer

Sides Then

Drawer

Pull Drawer

 

Out

A B

4Tighten four drawer screws.

5Recheck gasket seal.

Level Refrigerator & Adjust Doors

(if necessary)

Guidelines for final positioning of your refrigerator:

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

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.

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

To level the cabinet using the front rollers:

Toe Grille Must

Fit in Slot on

Anti-tipBracket

Screw/Washer

Assembly

(3) Retaining Clips

1Slightly open freezer drawer. Lift the toe grille and gently pull forward (see illustration).

2You can raise or lower each door. Use a ⅜ inch socket wrench to turn the adjustment screws (one per side).

To raise: turn adjustment screw clockwise.

To lower: turn adjustment screw counterclockwise.

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

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INSTALLATION

4 After unit is leveled, lower anti-tipleg until

1

Open door to provide access to screw.

it contacts the floor.

2

Loosen screw.

 

Door

Door

 

Raise

Anti-tip

 

Leg

 

 

Lower

5 Install the toe grille by fitting into place.

To adjust the door stop:

3 Adjust door to desired location.

Rotate

Door to Desired

Location

Adjusting Door

4Rotate door stop until it makes contact with the lower hinge.

5Re-tightenscrew.

Door stop is adjustable between 85 to 145 degrees.

NOTE

View shown is looking up at the bottom of the refrigerator door.

Lower

Door

Stop

Hinge

 

Min

 

Open

Screw

Max

 

Open

 

Rotate

Door

Stop

Re-tighten

Screw

Re-tightenScrew

6Ensure door stops in desired location before resuming normal use.

Adjustable Door Stop

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

1Remove all food items from door bins on door being adjusted.

2Open doors to 90 degrees.

3Loosen or remove screw.

Loosen or Remove

Screw

Open

Door

90

Degrees

Bottom of Door

Loosen/Remove Screw (where applicable)

NOTE

Adjustable hinge should only be used after doors have been leveled with rollers.

4Lift the door while adjusting the washer. To raise the door, rotate washer clockwise (when viewed from the bottom). To lower door, rotate washer counter-clockwise(when viewed from the bottom).

Lower

Door

Hinge

Raise

Door

Washer

 

Raising/Lowering Door

INSTALLATION

To adjust the flipper mullion:

1Loosen the screw located on the flipper mullion hinge.

Flipper

Mullion

Screw

Flipper

Mullion

Hinge

Adjusting Flipper Mullion Screw

2Adjust flipper mullion height. For proper connection with the flipper mullion guide, there should be a separation about the thickness of a coin (0.060 inches, or

1.5 mm) between the guide and flipper mullion.

Mullion

Guide

Flipper

Mullion

Thickness

of a Coin

Adjusting Flipper Mullion Height

3 Re-tightenscrew.

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DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

Getting through narrow spaces

If your refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area, you can remove the doors.

Check first by measuring the entrance.

To prepare for removing the doors:

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

2Open the freezer drawer and remove the toe grille (see “Installation” section).

3Remove any food from the door shelves and close the doors.

To remove the top hinge covers:

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

2Lift inside edge of hinge cover and tilt back.

 

Front

Rear

 

Cover Screw

 

Cover

Top Hinge

 

Screw

Cover

 

 

 

Hinge

 

Ground

Screws

 

Screw

Multi-wire

 

 

Cables

 

 

Top

Leave

 

 

Hinge

 

 

 

Hinge

 

 

Water

With

 

 

Door

 

 

Line

Rear

 

Front

 

 

Cover Screw

 

Cover

 

 

Screw

 

 

Top Hinge

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cover

Top

Ground

Hinge

Screws

Screw

 

Hinge

 

Two Wire

 

 

 

Cables

 

 

 

Leave

 

 

 

Hinge

 

 

 

With

 

 

 

Door

To remove the refrigerator doors:

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

2Disconnect the harness by grasping both sides of the connector firmly, depress the latch, and pull apart. Remove the two screws from the top hinge. Lift the door off of the bottom hinge and set it aside.

3Detach the water tube from the connector located behind the refrigerator and pull the tube back out to the front of the unit. The connector releases when you press inward on the outer sleeve while pushing the tube toward the connector then while continuing to hold in the sleeve, pull the tube away.

NOTE

Use care while pulling the water tube from the unit to be sure that you do not kink the tube.

NOTE

DO NOT remove the ground screw from hinge.

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