Frigidaire FGHC2331PF6 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 TS

Important Safety Instructions

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

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

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

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Handle Installation......................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

2012) (November 242288200

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.

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.

Installation Checklist

Doors

Handles are secure and tight

Door seals completely to cabinet on all sides

Freezer door is level across the top

Leveling

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

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

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

– 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.

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.

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 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.

IMPORTANT

Pressing and holding theOn/Off button for three seconds, located on 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.

Grounding type wall receptacle

Do not, under

any circumstances, cut, remove,

or bypass the grounding prong.

Power cord with 3-pronggounded 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

Ice Cream Shelf

 

SpillSafe®

 

Air Filter

Adjustable Shelf

 

Ice Maker

 

 

 

Water Filter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fixed

Dairy

Door Bin

Ice

Compartment

Door Bin

Container

Shelf

SpillSafe®

Adjustable Shelf

 

 

Wine Rack

 

Tall Bottle

Tilt Out

Retainer

Door Bin

Door Bin

Small Basket

Special Item

Large

Rack

Meat Keeper

Glide Out

Basket

and Cover

 

Can Rack

 

Crisper Pan

 

and Cover

 

Fixed

 

Door Bin

Toe Grille

IMPORTANT

Features not included with your refrigerator can be purchased at

www.frigidaire.com or by calling 1-800-944-9044.

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INSTALLATION

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.

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.

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

your refrigerator.

Installation

Installation clearances

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

Sides & Top

⅜ inch

Back

1 inch

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.

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.

 

Installing Toe Grille

 

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3

 

 

 

 

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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.

Removing Toe Grille

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INSTALLATION

Door Opening

NOTE

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 ⅜ 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.

Raise

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.)

Door Door

Raise

Raise

Door

Door

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).

5Reinstall set screw, locking the door height.

Open Door

Door Stop

 

Flange

Hinge

 

Flange

 

Set Screw

 

(some models)

7/16" Wrench

Hinge

and

 

3/32" Hex Key

 

(some models)

 

6Replace the toe grille by fitting it into place (see “Toe Grille Installation and Removal” in the “Installation” section).

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DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

Tools Necessary:

Phillips™

 

Head

 

 

or

Socket

Adjustable

Wrench Set

Wrench

or

 

3/8" Fixed

 

Wrench

 

Top Hinge

Top Hinge

Cover Front

Cover Rear

Screw

Screw

Top

Bottom

Hinge

Screw

Hinge

 

Screw

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.

To prepare for removing the doors:

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

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

3Remove any food from the door shelves.

4Close the doors.

To remove the refrigerator top hinge cover:

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

2 Lift hinge cover straight up and off.

Rear Cover

Front Cover

Screw

Screws

Top

Hinge

Cover

Hinge

Screws

Top

Hinge

To remove the refrigerator door:

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

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

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DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

3Remove the two bottom hinge screws and hinge if necessary.

Door

Hinge

Assembly

Closer

Pin

Screws

Hinge

Adjustable Hinge (some models)

To reinstall the refrigerator door, reverse the above steps.

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.

Front

Rear

Cover Screws

Cover

Top Hinge

Screw

 

Cover

 

Hinge

 

Screws

 

Multi-Wire

 

Cable

 

 

Top

 

Hinge

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.

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

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.

To Disconnect

1. Press outer ring against face of fitting

2. Pull to

remove tube

To Connect

Insert tube and

push until mark touches face of fitting

 

 

Door

 

Closer

Pin

 

Water

 

 

 

 

 

Line

 

 

 

Tubing

Hinge

 

Hinge

Screws

 

Assembly

Adjustable Hinge (some models)

Door

Water

Line

Tubing

Hinge

Assembly Screws

Non-AdjustingHinge (some models)

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.

CAUTION

Be sure doors are set aside in a secure position where they cannot fall and cause personal injury.

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CAUTION

Wear gloves and safety goggles and use extreme CAUTION when installing these handles. The rounded end of the handles may be sharp (some models).

IMPORTANT

To ensure proper installation of handles, please review these instructions and illustrations thoroughly prior to installing the handles.

1Remove handles from carton and any other protective packaging.

2Position freezer 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 refrigerator door.

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

4Repeat steps 2 and 3 to install refrigerator handle. Ensure the holes for the set screws are facing towards the freezer 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 freezer and refrigerator doors with no gaps.

Ensure Handle Set Screws are Facing Each Other with Doors Closed

HANDLE INSTALLATION

Frigidaire Professional®

Freezer Upper

Refrigerator Upper

End Cap

End Cap

Freezer Lower

Refrigerator Lower

End Cap

End Cap

Frigidaire Gallery®

Freezer Upper

Refrigerator Upper

End Cap

End Cap

Freezer Lower

Refrigerator Lower

End Cap

End Cap

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CONNECTING THE WATER SUPPLY

WARNING

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.

A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to your household water system. Do not use a self-piercingtype shutoff valve.

Do not re-usecompression fitting or use thread seal tape.

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

CAUTION

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.

IMPORTANT

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

Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You

Will Need:

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 (6.4 mm) 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).

NOTE

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, Frigidaire 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, Frigidaire recommends its Smart Choice® water line kit 5305510264 (with a 20 ft. copper water line withself-tappingsaddle valve). Please refer to www.frigidaire.com/store for

more information.

To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker

Inlet Valve

1Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.

2Place 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.

3Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap.

4If 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.

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