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All about the

Use&Care

of your Top Mount Refrigerator

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

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

2

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

4

Energy Saving Tips................................................

4

Temperature Controls.............................................

5

Features................................................................

5

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

6

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

7

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

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2010) (January 241794902

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

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

SERIAL/MODEL #’S - Important Safety Instructions

Read and Save These Instructions

This Owner’s Guide provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use your refrigerator only as instructed in this guide. 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.

Record Your Model and Serial Numbers

Record the model and serial numbers in the space provided below. The serial plate is located on the upper left wall inside the refrigerator.

Model Number:

Serial Number:

Purchase Date:

WARNING

Please read all instructions before using this refrigerator.

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.

IMPORTANT

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

WARNING

For Your Safety

Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable vapors and liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read product labels for flammability and other warnings.

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Important Safety Instructions

WARNING

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 Interruptor (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 wine cooler 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 wine cooler from being turned off accidentally.

WARNING

Child Safety

Destroy carton, plastic bags, and any exterior wrapping material immediately after the wine cooler 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.

Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause severe cuts, and destroy finishes if they come in contact with other appliances or furniture.

An empty, discarded refrigerator is a very dangerous attraction to children.

Remove the door(s) of any appliance that is not in use, even if it is being discarded.

WARNING

Proper Disposal of your Refrigerator

Risk of child entrapment

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

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 wine cooler.

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.

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Installation

ENERGY SAVING TIPS

 

 

This Use & Care Guide provides general operating

Cleaning

instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only as

Wash any removable parts of the rrefrigerator

instructed in this Use & Care Guide. Before starting the

interior, and exterior with mild detergent and warm

refrigerator, follow these important first steps.

water. Wipe dry. Do not use harsh cleaners on these

Location

surfaces.

Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet. Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.

For the most efficient operation, the refrigerator should be located where surrounding temperatures will not drop below 10° F (-12°C) or exceed 110° F (43° C). The Freeze Control Feature is designed to automatically maintain the selected interior refrigerator temperature within these boundaries.

Allow space around the unit for good air circulation. Leave a 2 inch (50 mm) space on the back, 1 inch (20 mm) on the sides, and 12 inches (300 mm) above the refrigerator for adequate circulation.

NOTE

The exterior walls of the refrigerator may become quite warm as the compressor works to transfer heat from the inside. Temperatures as much as 30° F warmer than room temperature can be expected. For this reason it is particularly important in hotter climates

to allow enough space for air circulation around your refrigerator.

Leveling

The refrigerator must have all bottom corners resting firmly on solid floor. The floor must be strong enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator. NOTE: 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.

To Level Your Refrigerator:

After removing all interior and exterior packaging materials, use a carpenter’s level to level the 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. fromfront-to-back.Adjust the leveling legs in front, ½ bubble higher, so that the door closes easily

when left halfway open.

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

CAUTION

To allow door to close and seal properly, DO NOT let food packages extend past the front of shelves.

ENERGY SAVING TIPS

Install the refrigerator in the coolest part of a dry and ventilated 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.

Level the refrigerator so the door close tightly.

Do not overcrowd the refrigerator or block cold air vents. Doing so causes the refrigerator to run longer and use more energy. Shelves should not be lined with aluminum foil, wax paper or paper toweling. Liners interfere with cold air circulation, making the wine cooler less efficient.

Wipe bottles and containers dry before placing them in the refrigerator. This cuts down on moisture buildup inside the unit.

Organize the refrigerator to reduce door openings. Remove as many items as needed at one time and close the door as soon as possible.

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TEMPERATURE CONTROLS

FEATURES

 

 

Cool Down Period

For best performance, 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 and in the freezer compartment on some models. 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.

To adjust the temperature colder in the refrigerator compartment, turn the refrigerator Cold Control knob towards a higher number. To adjust the temperature colder in the freezer compartment, move the Cold Control knob towards a higher number. After each movement, allow 24 hours for the unit to adjust. If the unit is still not cold enough, repeat until desired temperature is achieved. After each movement of the control knob, allow the unit to adjust for 24 hours.

To adjust the temperature warmer in the refrigerator compartment, turn the refrigerator Cold Control knob towards a lower number. To adjust the temperature warmer in the freezer compartment, move the Cold Control knob towards a lower number. After each movement, allow 24 hours for the unit to adjust. If the unit is still not warm enough, repeat until desired temperature is achieved. After each movement of the control knob, allow the unit to adjust for 24 hours.

87654

Freezer Control (some models)

Cold Control (some models)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

Freezer Control

 

7

 

Crisper

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

Ice Tray

 

8

 

Freezer Door Bin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

Freezer Shelf

 

9

 

Can Dispenser

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4

Refrigerator Control

 

10

Refrigerator Bins (small)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

Lamp Switch

 

11

Refrigerator Bins (large)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

Refrigerator Shelf

 

12

Adjustable Feet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Adjustable Interior Shelves

Multi-positionadjustable interior shelves can be moved to any position for larger or smaller bottles. The shipping spacers that stabilize the shelves for shipping should be removed and discarded.

Slide-OutCrisper (Some Models)

A Slide-OutBasket (some models) located at the bottom of the refrigerator, provides separate storage space for items that are difficult to store on refrigerator shelves. To remove the basket, pull out and lift up.

Automatic Freeze Control (Some Models)

The Freeze Control Feature will maintain proper interior refrigerator temperature even when the refrigerator is placed in an area where the surrounding temperature drops down to 10° F (-12°C).

Interior Light (Some models)

The light comes on automatically when the door is opened. To replace the light bulb, turn the temperature control to OFF and unplug the electrical cord. Replace the old bulb with a bulb of the same wattage.

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care and cleaning

Cleaning the Inside

Wash inside surfaces of the refrigerator with a solution of two tablespoons of baking soda in one quart (1.136 litres) warm water. Rinse and dry. Wring excess water out of the sponge or cloth when cleaning in the area of the controls, or any electrical parts.

Wash the removable parts with the baking soda solution mentioned above, or mild detergent and warm water. Rinse and dry. Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners, or alkaline solutions on any surface. Do not wash removable parts in a dishwasher.

Cleaning the Outside

Wash the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.

WARNING

If leaving the refrigerator door open while on vacation, make certain that children cannot get into the wine cooler and become entrapped.

Vacation and Moving Tips

Vacations:

If the refrigerator will not be used for several months:

Remove all food and unplug the power cord.

Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.

Leave the refrigerator door open slightly, blocking it open if necessary, to prevent odor and mold growth.

Moving: When moving the refrigerator, follow these guidelines to prevent damage:

Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet.

Remove food and clean the refrigerator.

Secure all loose items by taping them securely in place to prevent damage.

In a moving vehicle, secure the refrigerator in an upright position to prevent movement. Also, protect the outside of the refrigerator with a blanket or similar item.

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Before You Call

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1-800-944-9044(United States)

 

 

Visit our web site at

 

1-800-265-8352(Canada)

 

 

www.frigidaire.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM

 

 

CAUSE

CORRECTION

 

REFRIGERATOR OPERATION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refrigerator does not

Refrigerator is plugged into a

• Use another circuit. If you are unsure about the outlet,

 

run.

 

circuit that has a ground fault

have it checked by a certified technician.

 

 

 

interrupt.

• See Setting the Temperature Controlsection.

 

 

• Temperature control is in the

 

 

 

OFF position.

 

 

 

 

• Refrigerator may not be

• Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.

 

 

 

plugged in, or plug may be

 

 

 

 

 

loose.

 

 

 

 

• House fuse blown or tripped

• Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time-delayfuse. Reser

 

 

 

circuit breaker.

circuit breaker.

 

 

Power outage.

• Check house lights. Call local Electric Company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refrigerator runs too

Room or outside weather is

• It’s normal for the Refrigerator to work harder under these

 

much or too long.

 

hot.

conditions.

 

 

• Refrigerator has recently been

• It takes 4 hours for the Refrigerator to cool down

 

 

 

disconnected for a period of

completely.

 

 

 

time.

 

 

 

 

• Large amounts of warm or hot

• Warm food will cause Refrigerator to run more until the

 

 

 

food has been stored recently.

desired temperature is reached.

 

 

• Door is opened too frequently

• Warm air entering the Refrigerator causes it to run more.

 

 

 

or too long.

Open doors less often.

 

 

• Refrigerator door may be

• See “DOOR PROBLEMS”section.

 

 

 

slightly open.

 

 

 

 

• Temperature control is set too

• Turn control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several hours

 

 

 

low.

for the temperature to stabilize.

 

 

• Refrigerator gasket is dirty,

• Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause

 

 

 

worn, cracked, or poorly fitted.

Refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired

 

 

 

 

 

temperature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interior Refrigerator

Temperature control is set too

• Turn the control to a warmer setting. Allow several hours

 

temperature is too

 

low.

for the temperature to stabilize.

 

cold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interior Refrigerator

Temperature contril is set too

• Turn control to a colder setting. Allow several hours for the

 

temperature is too

 

warm.

temperature to stabilize.

 

warm.

Door is opened too frequently

• Warm air entering the Refrigerator causes it to run more.

 

 

 

or too long.

Open doors less often.

 

 

• Door may not be seating

• See “DOOR PROBLEMS”section.

 

 

 

properly.

 

 

 

 

• Large amounts of warm or hot

• Warm food will cause Refrigerator to run more until the

 

 

 

food has been stored recently.

desired temperature is reached.

 

 

• Refrigerator has recently been

• It takes 4 hours for the Refrigerator to cool down

 

 

 

disconnected for a period of

completely.

 

 

 

time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refrigerator external

The external Refrigerator walls

• This is normal while the compressor works to transfer heat

 

surface temperature is

 

can be as much as 30°F warm-

from inside the Refrigerator cabinet.

 

warm.

 

er than room temperature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SOUND AND NOISE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louder sound levels

Modern refrigerators have

• This is normal. When the surrounding noise level is low,

 

when Refrigerator is

 

increased storage capacity and

you might hear the compressor running while it cools the

 

on.

 

more stable temperatures.

interior.

 

 

 

They require a high efficiency

 

 

 

 

 

compressor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Before You Call (continued)

PROBLEM

 

CAUSE

 

CORRECTION

SOUND AND NOISE (continued)

 

 

 

 

 

 

Longer sound levels

Refrigerator operates at higher

• This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as Refrig-

when compressor

 

pressures during the start of the

 

erator continues to run.

comes on.

 

ON cycle.

 

 

Fan runs when room

Exterior thermostat has acti-

This is normal.

temperature is below

 

vated the heater or fan.

 

 

45°.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Popping or cracking

Metal parts undergo expansion

• This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as Refrig-

sound when compres-

 

and contraction, as in hot water

 

erator continues to run.

sor comes on.

 

pipes.

 

 

Boiling or gurgling

Refrigerant (used to cool

This is normal.

sound, like water boil-

 

Refrigerator) is circulating

 

 

ing.

 

throughout the system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vibrating or rattling

Refrigerator is not level. It

• Level the unit. Refer to leveling instructions in the

noise.

 

rocks on the floor when it is

 

“Installation” section.

 

 

moved slightly.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Snapping sound.

Cold control turning the Refrig-

This is normal.

 

 

erator OFF and ON.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATER/MOISTURE/FROST INSIDE REFRIGERATOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moisture forms on

Weather is hot and humid.

This is normal.

inside of Refrigerator

Door may not be seating

• See “DOOR PROBLEMS”section.

walls.

 

properly.

 

 

 

Door is kept open too long, or

• Open the door less often.

 

 

opened too frequently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATER/MOISTURE/FROST OUTSIDE REFRIGERATOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moisture forms on out-

Door may not be seating prop-

• See “DOOR PROBLEMS”section.

side of Refrigerator.

 

erly, causing the cold air from

 

 

 

 

inside the wine cooler to meet

 

 

 

 

warm moist air from outside.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ODOR IN REFRIGERATOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Odors in Refrigerator.

Interior needs to be cleaned.

• Clean interior with sponge, warm water, and baking soda.

 

 

 

 

 

DOOR PROBLEMS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Door will not close.

Refrigerator is not level. It

• This condition may force the cabinet out of square and

 

 

rocks on the floor when it is

 

misalign the door. Refer to “Leveling’ in the “Installation”

 

 

moved slightly.

 

section.

 

 

 

 

 

LIGHT BULB IS NOT ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light bulb is not on.

Light bulb is burnt out.

• Follow instructions under “Interior Light” in the

 

 

 

 

Features”section.

 

No electric current is reaching

See “Installation”section.

 

 

the Wine Cooler.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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major appliance warranty

Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.

Exclusions

This warranty does not cover the following:

 

1.

Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.

 

2.

Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or

 

 

Canada.

 

3.

Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.

 

4.

Products purchased “as-is”are not covered by this warranty.

 

5.

Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.

 

6.

Products used in a commercial setting.

 

7.

Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances

 

not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.

 

8.

Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.

 

9.

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 is shipped from the factory.

 

10.

Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air fi lters, water fi lters, other consumables, or

 

 

knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.

 

11.

Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip

 

 

charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.

 

12.

Damages to the fi nish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to fl oors,

 

 

cabinets, walls, etc.

 

13.

Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than

 

 

genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or

 

 

external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fi res, or acts of God.

DIScLAIMER Of IMpLIED WARRAntIES; LIMItAtIOn Of REMEDIES

CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING

WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED

WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.

If You Need Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty periodService should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.

Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below.

This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifi cations as described

or illustrated are subject to change without notice.

uSA

Canada

1.800.944.9044

1.800.265.8352

Electrolux Major Appliances

Electrolux Canada Corp.

North America

5855 Terry Fox Way

P.O. Box 212378

Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Augusta, GA 30907

L5V 3E4

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