Frigidaire FGUS2645LF 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...................................

4

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

5

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

9

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

11

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

13

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

15

Automatic Ice Maker.................................

17

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

18

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

21

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

22

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

23

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

25

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

28

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

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

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

2012) (June 242135102

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 nothazard-related.

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 tilted1/4 inch (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 (select models)

House water supply connected to refrigerator

No water leaks present at all connections - recheck in 24 hours

Ice maker is turned ON

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

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

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.

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

Pressing and holding the On/Off button for 3 seconds, located on the left side of 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.

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

*Incandescent Light

Water

Flipper Guide

*LED Light

Filter

 

 

 

 

Dairy

 

 

Compartment

 

 

Air Filter

 

 

SpillSafeTM

 

 

Shelves

SpillSafeTM

 

 

Shelves

 

Flipper

 

 

Crisper

 

Mullion

 

Crisper

Drawer

 

Drawer

Deli

 

Door

Drawer

 

Bin

Adjustable

*Ice

Freezer Baskets

Hinges

Maker

 

 

Ice

 

 

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

Required Tools

You will need the following tools:

Tools Necessary:

 

(OR)

 

 

 

Phillips™

AND

OR

OR

 

 

 

 

 

Head or

 

Socket

Adjustable

3/8" Fixed

#2 Square

 

Drive Head

 

Wrench Set

Wrench

Wrench

Components Provided:

Top Hinge

Top Hinge

Cover Front

Cover Rear

Screw

Screw

Top

Hinge Lower

Screw Hinge

Screw

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.

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

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

Sides & Top

3/8 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

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 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)

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

2If gasket is not sealed, open drawer and slightly loosen four (4) drawer screws (two (2) on each side) to allow drawer to rotate.

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.

Remove

Remove

hex

hex

head

head

drawer

drawer

screw

screw

Do Not Remove

 

Other Screws

 

Remove

Remove

Hex

Hex

Head

Head

Drawer

Drawer

Screw

Screw

4 Tighten four (4) drawer screws.

5 Recheck gasket seal.

 

Push

Grab

Against

Drawer

Freezer

at

Drawer

Center

 

from

 

Both

 

Sides

 

then

 

Pull

 

Drawer

 

Out

A B

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 1/4 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 (select models):

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

2You can raise or lower each door. Use a 3/8 inch socket wrench to turn the adjustment screws (1 per side).

Toe Grille Must

Fit in Slot On

Anti-tipBracket

Screw/Washer

Assembly

(3) Retaining Clips

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.

4After unit is leveled, lower anti-tipleg until it contacts the floor.

Door

Door

 

Raise

Anti-tip

Leg

Lower

5Install the toe grille by fitting into place.

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To adjust the door stop:

Door stop is adjustable between 85 to 145 degrees.

NOTE

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

Lower

Door

Hinge

Stop

 

Min

 

Open

Screw

 

Max

 

Open

 

Adjustable Door Stop

1 Open door to provide access to screw.

2Loosen screw.

3Adjust door to desired location.

Rotate

Door to Desired

Location

Adjusting Door

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

INSTALLATION

5 Retighten screw.

Rotate

Door

Stop

Re-tighten

Screw

Retighten Screw

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

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.

B

Loosen or Remove

 

Screw

 

 

A 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.

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INSTALLATION

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

Door

To adjust the flipper mullion:

1Loosen the screw located on the flipper mullion hinge.

Flipper

Mullion

Lower

Door

Hinge

Raise

Washer

Door

Raising/Lowering Door

5Re-tightenthe screw (where applicable), ensuring it is between the spokes of the washer. Screw will not be tight, just insert until it is flush with the hinge.

Retighten Screw

Hinge

Washer Spokes

Screw

Screw (where applicable)

NOTE

If after adjusting doors higher the door makes a popping/clicking sound, remove screw and replace with the longer one supplied in the handle package (select models).

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 Retighten screw.

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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 (2) screws from each cover over the top door hinges.

2Lift inside edge of hinge cover and tilt back.

Front

Rear

cover screw

Top hinge

cover

screw

cover

 

Hinge

Ground

screws

screw

Multi-wire

 

cables

Top

Leave

hinge

 

hinge

 

with

 

door

 

NOTE

DO NOT remove the ground screw from hinge.

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

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DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE

You will be pulling approximately three (3) feet of water tube from the back of the refrigerator.

4Unscrew the three (3) lower hinge screws and hinge if necessary.

To reinstall the right door, reverse the above steps.

Lower Hinge Removal

Installing Freezer Drawer

1With lower slides pulled out, hang drawer onto slide brackets ensuring pins on each side are fully inserted into slots on each side.

Drawer

Assembly Fully Extend

Drawer Slides

Pin

Cabinet

Slot

Once both doors are in place, ensure they are aligned with each other and level (Please see the “Installation” section for more details), and replace the top hinge cover.

CAUTION

Be sure doors are set aside in a secure position where they cannot fall and cause personal injury, or damage to the doors or handles.

Removing Freezer Drawer

1 Open freezer drawer.

2Remove drawer screws on right and left sides (two (2) screws on each side).

Remove

Remove

hex

hex

head

head

drawer

drawer

screw

screw

 

Do Not Remove

 

Other Screws

Remove

Remove

Hex

Hex

Head

Head

Drawer

Drawer

Screw

Screw

CAUTION

Drawer is heavy. Use caution when lifting.

3 Lift drawer up and out to remove.

2Reinstall four (4) drawer screws (two (2) per side), tighten down, and close drawer (C).

Install

Screws

(2) Each

Side

3Check gasket seal around top, bottom, and sides of freezer drawer.

4If gasket is not sealed, open drawer and slightly loosen four (4) drawer screws (two

(2) on each side) to allow drawer to rotate.

5Close 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

Against

Drawer

Freezer

at

Drawer

Center

 

from

 

Both

 

Sides

 

then

 

Pull

 

Drawer

 

Out

A

B

6 Tighten four (4) drawer screws.

7Recheck gasket seal.

8Install the toe grille by fitting into place.

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