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Welcome

2

Safety Instructions

3

Installation -- Includes Connecting

Ice Maker To Water Supply

4 - 5

Door Removal

6

Instructions

Features at a Glance

7

Temperature Controls

7

Looking Inside

8 - 9

Automatic Ice and Water

Dispenser 10 - 13

Food Storage

14

 

 

 

& Energy Saving Tips

 

 

 

Normal Operating Sounds 15

 

 

Care & Cleaning

16 - 17

 

 

 

Warranty

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Before You Call

 

 

 

 

Solutions to

19 - 22

 

 

 

Common Problems

 

 

 

 

 

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WELCOME & CONGRATULATIONS

Congratulations on your purchase of a new refrigerator! We here at Electrolux Home Products, Inc. are very proud of our product and we are completely committed to providing you with the best service possible. Your satisfaction is our #1 priority.

Questions?

1-800-944-9044

(United States)

Please read this Use & Care Manual very carefully. It contains valuable information on how to properly maintain your new refrigerator.

We know you’ll enjoy your new refrigerator and Thank You for choosing our product. We hope you consider us for future purchases.

PLEASE READ AND SAVETHESE INSTRUCTIONS

This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use your refrigerator only as instructed in this manual. 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.

Please record your model and serial numbers below for future reference.This information is found on the serial plate located inside the refrigerator compartment.

NOTE

Use only soap and water to clean serial plate.

Model Number:

Serial Number:

Purchase Date:

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(Canada)

or visit our web site at www.frigidaire.com

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING

Please Read All Instructions Before Using This

Refrigerator.

FORYOUR 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.

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 OFYOUR 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.

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 EnsureThat

Safety Mechanisms In This Refrigerator Will Operate

Properly.

ELECTRICAL INFORMATION

The refrigerator must be plugged into its own dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only electric 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 threeprong receptacle. The receptacle must be installed in accordance with local codes and ordinances. Consult a qualified electrician. Do not use an extension cord or adapter plug.

If the power cord is damaged, it should be replaced by the manufacturer, service technician or a qualified person 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 outlet controlled by a wall switch or pull cord to prevent the refrigerator from being turned off accidentally.

Avoid connecting refrigerator to a Ground Fault Interruptor (GFI) circuit.

IMPORTANT

Turning the Freezer and Fresh Food Controls to “0” turns off the compressor and prevents your refrigerator from cooling, 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 wall outlet.

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INSTALLATION

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

INSTALLATION

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 Clearances

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

Sides & Top ------------------

3/8”

Back ---------------------------

1”

DOOR OPENING

NOTE

If you 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.

Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy access to a counter 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.

TOE GRILLE INSTALLATION / REMOVAL

To InstallToe Grille:

1.Open freezer and fresh food compartment doors.

2.Line up toe grille at base of refrigerator, making sure the four bottom tabs are resting through holes at base of cabinet.

3.Starting from left side of toe grille, press in on first top tab using your thumb and push toe grille forward until it snaps in place. Continue this process until all tabs are snapped in place and toe grille is secured to refrigerator.

To Remove Toe Grille:

1.Open freezer and fresh food compartment doors.

2.Working from left side of toe grille, slip your fingers

between top of toe grille and cabinet. Gently pull forward until first set of

tabs are free. Slide

your hand down past the free tabs and pull

forward again until the

second set of tabs are free. Continue this process until all tabs

are free and the toe grille can be removed. (See graphic at top of page in right column.)

LEVELING

All four corners of your refrigerator must rest firmly on a solid floor. Your refrigerator is equipped with adjustable front rollers to help level your unit. To ensure proper door seal and assist door closing, the refrigerator should be tilted 1/4” (6 mm), front to back.

To LevelYour Refrigerator:

1.Remove toe grille. (See “To Remove Toe Grille” .)

2.Use flat-bladescrewdriver or 3/8” socket wrench to adjust front rollers.

NOTE

The refrigerator doors are designed to shut by themselves within a 20 degree opening.

3.Check both doors to be sure seals touch cabinet on all four sides.

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INSTALLATION - CONNECTING ICE MAKER TO 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.

CAUTION

To Avoid Property Damage:

Copper tubing is recommended for the water supply line.Water supply tubing made of ¼” plastic is not recommended since it greatly increases the potential for water leaks. Manufacturer will not be responsible for any damage if plastic tubing is used for 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 tubing. To determine the length of copper tubing needed, you will need to 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).

A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to your household water system. DO NOT use aself-piercingtype shutoff valve.

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

NOTE

Water line kit number 5303917950, available from your appliance dealer at additional cost, contains 25 feet (7.6 meters) of ¼ inch OD copper tubing, a saddle type shutoff valve (nonpiercing), (2) ¼ inch brass compression nuts, (2) ferrules/sleeves, and instructions for installing a water supply line.

To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve

1.Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.

2.Place 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.

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

4.Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto water supply line, as shown.

5.Push water supply line into water valve inlet as far as it will go (¼ inch). Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten.

6.With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply line to rear panel of refrigerator as shown.

7.Coil excess water supply line (about 2½ turns) behind refrigerator as shown and arrange coils so they do not vibrate or wear against any other surface.

8.Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten any connections that leak.

9.Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power source.

10.To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm (see ice maker front cover for ON/OFF position of arm).

IMPORTANT

It takes approximately 24 hours for the ice maker to begin producing ice. Air in new plumbing lines may cause ice maker to cycle two or three times before making a full tray of ice. New plumbing may cause ice to be discolored or have poor flavor. Discard ice made during the first 24 hours.

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DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS

DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS:

If it is necessary to move the refrigerator through narrow doorways, follow these steps to remove the doors.

NOTE

Before you begin, turn Freezer andFresh Food controls to “O” and remove electrical power cord from wall outlet. Remove any food from door shelves.

1.Disconnect electrical supply.

2.Open both doors, then remove toe grille.

3.Close doors.

To Remove Refrigerator Door:

1.Remove top hinge cover screw on refrigerator door and remove cover.

2.Trace around hinge with soft lead pencil. This will make it easier to realign doors when they are replaced.

3.Remove top hinge and lift refrigerator door off bottom hinge pin. Set door aside.

4.Remove bottom hinge, if necessary.

5.Reverse this procedure to reinstall refrigerator door.

To Remove Freezer Door:

1.Disconnect water line coming from lower hinge of freezer door at connection located under front of freezer: Press outer ring against face of fitting, then pull to remove tube.

2.Remove top hinge cover screw on freezer door and remove cover.

3.Disconnect wiring harness connector plug at top hinge: place your thumbs on flat sides of each connector and bend both parts back and forth, then with firm grasp, pull both pieces apart.

4.Trace around hinge with soft lead pencil. This will make it easier to realign doors when they are replaced.

5.Remove top hinge, allowing wiring harness to pull through hinge and lift freezer door off of bottom hinge pin. Lay door down flat to avoid kinking water line.

6.Remove bottom hinge, if necessary.

7.Reverse this procedure to reinstall freezer door.

When both doors have been reinstalled, connect water line by inserting tube and push until mark touches face of fitting, replace toe grille and plug in electrical power cord. Turn both temperature controls to center position. Adjust settings as necessary.

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FEATURES AT A GLANCE

TEMPERATURE CONTROLS

COOL DOWN PERIOD

To ensure safe food storage, allow the refrigerator to operate with the doors closed for at least 8 to 12 hours before loading it with food.

REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER CONTROLS

NOTE

When changing control settings, wait 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize before making additional changes.

TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT

After 24 hours, adjust the controls as needed. Adjust temperatures gradually; move the knob in small increments, allowing the temperature to stabilize.

For colder temperatures, turn the knob towards Colder.

For warmer temperatures, turn the knob towards Cold.

To maintain temperatures, a fan circulates air in the refrigerator and freezer compartments. For good circulation, do not block cold air vents with food items.

Refrigerator & Freezer Controls (Features may vary according to model.)

IMPORTANT

Turning the Freezer and Fresh Food Controls to “0” turns off the compressor and prevents your refrigerator from cooling, 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 wall outlet.

TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT GUIDE

If Fresh Food Compartment Is Too Warm

Turn Fresh Food Control Slightly Towards Colder.

 

 

If Fresh Food Compartment Is Too Cold

Turn Fresh Food Control Slightly Towards Cold.

 

 

If Freezer Compartment Is Too Warm

Turn Freezer Control Slightly Towards Colder.

 

 

If Freezer Compartment Is Too Cold

Turn Freezer Control Slightly Towards Cold.

 

 

* To Turn Refrigerator Off

Turn Freezer and Fresh Food Controls To O.

 

 

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LOOKING INSIDE

PIZZA SHELF (SOME

MODELS)

This shelf is attached to the freezer wall beside the ice dispenser container. This convenient area allows for storage of pizza and other tall items placed vertically between the ice dispenser container and the freezer wall.

ICE CREAM SHELF (SOME

Pizza Shelf

MODELS)

This shelf attaches to the top of the ice dispenser container. It allows storage of both round and rectangular cartons of your favorite ice cream.

TIP-UPSHELF(SOME

MODELS)

A Tip-Upshelf in the freezer section allows tall items to be

easily stored.

Ice Cream Shelf

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.

ADJUSTABLE DOOR BINS

Some models have adjustable door bins that can be moved to suit individual needs.

To move door bins

1.Lift bin straight up.

2.Remove bin.

3.Place bin in desired position.

4.Lower bin onto supports until locked in place.

CANTILEVER SHELF ADJUSTMENT

Refrigerator shelves are easily adjusted to suit individual needs. Before adjusting the shelves, remove all food. Cantilever shelves are supported at the back of the refrigerator.

To adjust cantilever shelves:

1Lift front edge up.

2Pull shelf out.

Replace the shelf by inserting the hooks at rear of the shelf into the wall bracket. Lower the shelf into the desired slots and lock into position.

* SpillSafeTM glass shelves (some models) catch and hold accidental spills. In some models, the* SpillSafeTM shelves slide out for easy access to food and for fast cleaning. The shelves slide out independently of their mounting brackets. Just pull the front of the shelf forward. Shelves can be extended as far as the stopper will allow but arenot removable from their mounting brackets.

1

2

1

2

Cantilever Glass Shelf

Cantilever Sliding Glass Shelf

DOOR STORAGE

Door bins and shelves are provided for convenient storage of jars, bottles, and cans. Frequently used items can be quickly selected.

Some models have door bins that can accommodate gallonsized plastic drink containers and economy-sizedjars and containers. Some bins are adjustable for maximum storage capacity.

The dairy compartment, which is warmer than the general food storage section, is intended for short term storage of cheese, spreads, or butter.

Adjustable Door Bin

Fixed Door Bin

 

* WhiteWestinghouse - SpillFreeTM

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LOOKING INSIDE (CONTINUED)

TALL BOTTLE RETAINER (SOME MODELS)

The Tall Bottle Retainer keeps tall containers in the bin from falling forward when opening or closing the refrigerator door. To install, hold the retainer at the top, and slide it over the outside wall of the bin, as shown in the diagram. The Tall Bottle Retainer works best with a Bin Snugger.

Tall Bottle Retainer (left) and Bin Snugger (right)

SPECIAL ITEM RACK

(SOME MODELS)

The innovative design of

 

the Special Item Rack

 

allows you to store a six-

 

pack of 12 ounce drink

 

cans, a bottle of wine, a

 

two-litersoft drink bottle,

 

or a carton of eggs. The

 

Special Item Rack mounts

 

on the left side of your

 

refrigerator. To install, just

 

slide the Special Item

 

Rack onto any shelf as

Special ItemRack

shown in the drawing.

 

LOOKING INSIDE - SPECIAL STORAGE AREAS

CRISPERS (SOME

MODELS)

The crispers, located under the bottom refrigerator shelf, are designed for storing fruits, vegetables, and other

fresh produce. Wash items in clear water and remove

excess water before placing them in the crispers. Items with strong odors or high moisture content should be

wrapped before storing.

Crisper Drawer

HUMIDITY CONTROL (SOME MODELS)

The Humidity Control, present on some models with crisper drawers, allows you to adjust the humidity within the crisper. This can extend the life of fresh vegetables that keep best in high humidity.

NOTE

Leafy vegetables keep best when stored with the Humidity Control set on Higher Humidity, or in a drawer without a Humidity Control. This keeps incoming air to a minimum and maintains maximum moisture content.

Crisper Humidity Control

DELI DRAWER (SOME MODELS)

Some models are equipped with a Deli Drawer for storage of luncheon meats, spreads, cheeses, and other deli items.

MEAT KEEPER (SOME MODELS)

Some models are equipped with a Meat Keeper. Meat Keeper temperatures can be adjusted by sliding the Meat Keeper Temperature Control in either direction. Use this pan for short term storage of bulk meat items. If meats are to be kept longer than one or two days, they should be frozen. The Meat Keeper is fixed and cannot be moved up or down. If fruits or vegetables are to be stored in the Meat Keeper, set the Meat Keeper Temperature Control to a warmer setting to prevent freezing.

Meat Keeper with

Temperature Control

Wine Rack

WINE RACK (SOME MODELS)

The wine rack stores bottles of wine, or single two-literplastic bottles of juice or soda pop. To install, slide the Wine Rack onto the shelf with the curve facing in. To remove, slide the Wine Rack out. Install on either side of shelf.

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AUTOMATIC ICE AND WATER DISPENSER

AUTOMATIC ICE &WATER DISPENSER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS

1 2 3 4

 

 

 

5

 

 

6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Features may vary according to model.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crushed

Press the Crushed Touch Pad

1

to get crushed ice. A red indicator will appear above the Touch Pad. Press glass against

 

 

 

ICE dispensing paddle

5 as far up as possible to catch all ice.

 

 

 

 

 

Cubed

Press the Cubed Touch Pad2

to get cubed ice. A red indicator will appear above the Touch Pad. Press glass against ICE

 

 

 

dispensing paddle 5

as far up as possible to catch all ice.

 

 

 

 

 

Light On

Press the Light On Touch Pad

3 to turn on dispenser light. A red indicator will appear above the Touch Pad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light Off

Press the Light Off Touch Pad

4

to turn off dispenser light. A red indicator will appear above the Touch Pad.

 

 

 

 

WATER

To operate the water dispenser, press a glass against the WATER dispensing paddle6 . To stop dispensing water, pull

 

 

 

the glass away from the dispensing paddle 6 . Dispensed water is not cold. For colder water, add crushed ice or cubes

 

 

 

before dispensing water. A drip tray located at the base of the dispenser catches small spills and allows them to evaporate.

 

 

 

This drip tray is removable and dishwasher safe. Do not pour water and excess ice in this area because there is no drain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOWTHEWATER DISPENSERWORKS

The water tank, located behind the drawers in the refrigerator compartment, automatically fills as water is dispensed. For proper dispenser operation, the recommended supply water pressure should fall between 30 psi and 100 psi.

After the refrigerator is connected to the water supply, fill the water tank by drawing one glass of water. It may take about 1½ minutes after activating the dispenser paddle before water begins to fill this first glass. Continue flushing the system for 3 minutes to rid the tank and plumbing connections of any impurities. The water dispenser has a built in shutoff device that will stop the water flow after 3 minutes of continuous use. Simply release the dispenser paddle to reset the shutoff mechanism.

CAUTION

Water pressure must not exceed 100 lbs. Excessive pressure may cause water filter to malfunction.

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.

HOWTHE ICE DISPENSER WORKS

The ice maker and container are located in the top of the freezer compartment. After the refrigerator is installed properly and has cooled for several hours, the ice maker can begin making ice within 24 hours. Air in new plumbing lines may cause the ice maker to cycle two or three times before making a full tray of ice. To begin ice production, lower the wire signal arm to the "down" or ON position. With no usage it will take approximately 2 days to fill the ice container. The ice maker turns off automatically when the ice container becomes full. To stop the ice maker, lift the wire signal arm until it clicks, and locks in the "up" or OFF position.

Because of new plumbing

 

connections, the first

 

production of ice cubes may

 

be discolored or have an

OFF

odd flavor. These should be

 

discarded until the cubes

Wire

made are free of

Signal Arm

 

discoloration and taste.

 

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AUTOMATIC ICE AND WATER DISPENSER

ICE ANDWATER DISPENSER FEATURES

The ice and water dispenser conveniently dispenses chilled water, and ice cubes or crushed ice, depending on the model.

To operate the ice dispenser, select the ice option desired using the touchpad. Press a glass against the dispensing paddle as far up as possible to catch all ice. To stop dispensing ice, pull glass away from dispensing paddle. Do not remove the glass until the ice has completely dispensed. (Complete instructions for the dispenser operation are attached to the inside of the freezer door.)

ICE DISPENSER TIPS

Ice cubes stored too long may develop an odd flavor. Empty the ice container and ensure that the wire signal arm is in its “down” or ON position. The ice maker will then produce more ice.

Occasionally shake the ice container to keep ice separated.

Keep the wire signal arm in its “up” or OFF position until the refrigerator is connected to the water supply or whenever the water supply is turned off.

IMPORTANT

Your ice maker is shipped with the wire signal arm in the ON position. To ensure proper function of your ice maker, hook up water supply immediately or turn ice maker OFF by lifting the wire signal arm until it clicks and locks in the UP position. If the icemaker is not turned off and the water supply is not connected, the water valve will make a loud chattering noise.

CAUTION

If the dispensing paddle is pushed for more than 4 minutes, the dispenser motor may overload and stop. The overload protector will reset automatically after 3 or 4 minutes.

If a large quantity of ice is needed at one time, it is best to remove cubes directly from the ice container.

The following sounds are normal when the ice maker is operating:

Motor running

Ice dropping into ice container

Water valve opening or closing

Ice loosening from tray

Running water

Stop the ice maker when cleaning the freezer and during vacations.

If the ice maker will be turned off for a long period of time, turn the water supply valve to the closed position.

CLEANINGTHE ICE DISPENSER

Clean the dispenser and ice container at regular intervals, particularly before you take a vacation or move, or if the ice dispenser sticks.

1.Stop ice production by lifting the wire signal arm to the "up" or OFF position.

2.Remove ice container by lifting up and out. Empty and carefully clean the container with mild detergent. Rinse with clear water. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners. Allow ice container to dry completely before replacing in the freezer.

3.Remove ice chips and clean the shelf and chute that supports the ice container.

4.Replace the ice container. Lower the wire signal arm on the ice maker to the "down" or ON position and the ice maker will resume production.

WARNING

Do not use the ice chute as a handle when removing or replacing the ice storage bin. Surfaces there may be sharp.

Do not put fingers up ice chute.

Surfaces there may be sharp.

IMPORTANT

When removing or replacing the ice bin, do not rotate the auger in the ice bin. If the auger is accidentally turned, you must realign the auger by turning it in 90° turns until the ice bin fits into place with the drive mechanism.

Remove and empty the ice storage bin if:

1.An extended power failure (one hour or longer) causes ice cubes in the ice storage bin to melt and freeze together and jam the dispenser mechanism.

2.The ice dispenser is not used frequently. Ice cubes will freeze together in the bin and jam the dispenser mechanism. Remove the ice storage bin and shake to loosen the cubes.

CAUTION

NEVER use an ice pick or similar sharp instrument to break up the ice.This could damage the ice storage bin and dispenser mechanism.

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AUTOMATIC ICE AND WATER DISPENSER

PURESOURCE TM * ICE AND WATER FILTER (SOME MODELS)

System Startup:

Water supply does not need to be turned off, however, do not use ice and water dispenser while installing filter. The filter cartridge has already been installed in the filter housing at the factory. Refer to the How The Water Dispenser Works section to properly fill the system with water.

NOTE

If you purchased a refrigerator with a PureSource TM * Ice and Water filter, please read the following use and care information.This ice and water filter system filters water to your ice maker and water dispenser. It is located in the upper right back corner of the fresh food compartment.

Order new filter cartridges through the dealer where you bought the refrigerator, contact the Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800-944-9044,or go to our web site atwww.frigidaire.com. It might be good to order some filter cartridges when you first install your refrigerator. Be sure to ask forthe RG-100

PureSource™* replacement cartridge.

The PureSource™ *NGRG-2000Ice and Water Filter System with theRG-100cartridge is tested and certified by NSF International, the nationally recognized and respected, not for profit, certification organization for public health safety.

The PureSource™* system is tested and certified to ANSI/NSF Standard 42. See performance data sheet for specifications. This system should not be used on water that is microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown quality unless the water has been adequately disinfected before or after traveling through the filtration system.

Rated Capacity - 400 gallons

Rated service flow - .5GPM

Maximum Rated Pressure - 100 PSI

Maximum Operating Temp. - 100° F

Changing the Filter:

Water conditions vary throughout the world, but changing the water filter every 6 - 9 months normally will ensure the highest possible water quality. The Filter Status light will turn red after 400 gallons of water has flowed through the ice and water dispenser (some models). Also, if the filter has been in a refrigerator that has not been in use for awhile (during moving for example), change the filter before reinstalling the refrigerator.

The dispenser system will also operate without filtration (with filter cartridge removed).

To change filter:

It is not necessary to turn the water supply off to change the filter.

1.Open freezer door and leave open until filter change is complete.

2.Set ice maker wire signal arm to the OFF (up) position (See illustration on page 10).

3.Hold filter cup firmly, and unscrew towards left (Some water could leak out as you remove cup. This is normal.). Filter cartridge should come down with cup. If cartridge remains in housing, pull down gently, while twisting filter back and forth.

4.Rinse out cup under running water.

5.The large o-ringthat seals the filter system sets in the o- ring groove down inside the cup. Should theo-ringfall out during filter cartridge replacement, simply place it back in the groove prior to screwing the cup back in place. If

the o-ringbecomes damaged, you will need to order one from theConsumer Assistance Center.

6.Discard old filter cartridge.

7.Remove new filter cartridge from packaging. Place in cup. The end with the small o-ringshould be up, out of the cup.

8.Screw cup, with filter, back onto housing. Do Not Use Wrench To Reinstall Cup. Filter cartridge willself-alignas cup is tightened. Be sure cup is completely tightened withPureSource™ logo facing outward.Do Not Tighten Past

Stop.

9.Set ice maker wire signal arm to the ON (down) position.

10.Check for leaks. Open refrigerator door. Wipe any water droplets from the filter cup. Fill a glass with water. If there is a leak, unscrew filter cup, and reinsert the filter cartridge. Check placement of large O-ring.Reinstall filter cup, making certain it is tightened completely.

11.To condition filter system and purge air from water line, fill a glass with water. Continue flushing the system for approximately 3 minutes to assure that the purest water possible is stored in the water tank.

IMPORTANT

ResettingThe Filter Status Light (some models)

After replacing the filter cartridge, it will be necessary to press the Filter Status reset button located on the ice and water dispenser. This will reset the Filter Status light. Push the reset button until the green, red and amber lights flash(10-15seconds). Please refer to the complete dispenser operating instructions attached to the inside of the freezer door.

On models without a Filter Status reset button,there is a set of Reminder Stickers included in the envelope that the Use & Care Manual came in. Choose a dated sticker that indicates 6 - 9 months (depending on your water quality and usage) from the date of installation. Place the sticker on the front of the filter cup to remind you when it is time to change the filter.

* White Westinghouse uses the name CrystalClear instead of PureSource, but they are the same filter.

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AUTOMATIC ICE AND WATER DISPENSER

PURESOURCE2TM * ICE ANDWATER FRONT FILTER

(SOME MODELS)

NOTE

If you purchased a refrigerator with a PureSource2TM * Ice and Water front filter, please read the following use and care information.This ice and water filter system filters water to your ice maker and water dispenser. It is located in the upper right front corner of the fresh food compartment.

System Startup:

Water supply does not need to be turned off, however, do not use ice and water dispenser while installing filter.

The filter cartridge has already been installed in the filter housing at the factory. Refer to the How The Water Dispenser Works section to properly fill the system with water.

Order new filter cartridges through the dealer where you bought the refrigerator, contact the Consumer Assistance Center at 1-800-944-9044,or go to our web site atwww.frigidaire.com. It might be good to order some filter cartridges when you first install your refrigerator. Be sure to ask forthe FC100PureSource™* replacement cartridge.

The PureSource2TM* Ice and Water Filter System NGFC 2000 with thePureSource2TM* cartridge FC 100 is tested and certified by NSF International, the nationally recognized and respected, not for profit, certification

organization for public health safety. The PureSource2TM* Filter system is tested and certified to ANSI/NSF Standards 42 and 53. See performance data sheet for specifications. This system should not be used on water that is microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown quality unless the water has been adequately disinfected before or after traveling through the filtration system.

Rated Capacity - 400 gallons

Rated service flow - .5GPM

Maximum Rated Pressure - 100 PSI

Maximum Operating Temp. - 100° F

Changing the Filter:

Water conditions vary throughout the world, but changing the water filter every

6 - 9 months normally will ensure the highest possible water quality. The Filter Status light will turn red after approximately 400 gallons of water has flowed through the ice and water dispenser. Also, if the filter has been in a refrigerator that has not been in use for awhile (during moving for example), change the

filter before reinstalling the refrigerator. The dispenser system will also operate without filtration (with filter cartridge removed and bypass installed).

To change filter:

It is not necessary to turn the water supply off to change the filter.

1.Set ice maker wire signal arm to the OFF (up) position (See illustration on page 10).

2.Push the Filter Release Button, located to the right of the filter cartridge, to release the filter from the housing. To minimize the possibility of the filter falling out of the housing during removal, it would be best to hold the filter as it moves out toward you.

NOTE

A small amount of water may be released during this operation. You should have a paper towel or dish cloth handy to wipe up any water that may drip out of the filter or housing. Two small holes near the back of the housing have been added for any excess water to escape. It would be best to clear away any food near this area on the top shelf in advance of removing the filter.

3.Pull the old filter cartridge straight out of the housing.

4.Discard the old filter.

5.Remove the new filter cartridge from the packaging and insert into the filter housing the same way the old one came out.

6.When the cartridge is almost in, you will feel it stop against the clip assembly in the back of the housing. The clip assembly holds the filter cartridge firmly in place. At this point, you will need to push firmly until the cartridge snaps fully in place. When completely in place, the front of

the filter cartridge will be flush with the front of the housing.

7.Set the ice maker wire signal arm to the ON (down) position.

8.Fill a glass with water. As you are doing this, check for leaks at the filter housing. There will be noticable spurts and sputters as the system pushes the air out through the system and out the dispenser nozzle. This is normal.

9.After you have run one glass of water, continue to flush the system for approximately 3 minutes to assure that the purest water possible is stored in the water storage tank.

IMPORTANT

Resetting The Filter Status Light (some models)

After replacing the filter cartridge, it will be necessary to press the Filter Reset button located on the ice and water dispenser. This will reset the Filter Status light. Push the reset button until the green, red and amber lights flash (1015 seconds). Please refer to the complete dispenser operating instructions attached to the inside of the freezer door.

* White Westinghouse uses the name CrystalClear instead of PureSource, but they are the same filter.

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FOOD STORAGE & ENERGY SAVING IDEAS

FOOD STORAGE IDEAS

Fresh Food Storage

The fresh food compartment should be kept between 34° F and 40° F with an optimum temperature of 37° F.

Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves. This reduces the circulation of air around the food and results in uneven cooling.

Fruits andVegetables

Storage in the crisper drawers traps moisture to help preserve the fruit and vegetable quality for longer time periods.

Meat

Raw meat and poultry should be wrapped securely so leakage and contamination of other foods or surfaces does not occur.

Frozen Food Storage

The freezer compartment should be kept at 0° F or lower.

A freezer operates most efficiently when it is at least 2/3 full.

Packaging Foods for Freezing

To minimize dehydration and quality deterioration, use aluminum foil, freezer wrap, freezer bags or airtight containers. Force as much air out of the packages as possible and seal them tightly. Trapped air can cause food to dry out, change color, and develop an off-flavor(freezer burn).

Wrap fresh meats and poultry with suitable freezer wrap prior to freezing.

Do not refreeze meat that has completely thawed.

Loading the Freezer

Avoid adding too much warm food to the freezer at one time. This overloads the freezer, slows the rate of freezing, and can raise the temperature of frozen foods.

Leave a space between the packages, so cold air can circulate freely, allowing food to freeze as quickly as possible.

Avoid storing hard-to-freezefoods such as ice cream and orange juice on the freezer door shelves. These foods are best stored in the freezer interior where the temperature varies less.

ENERGY SAVING IDEAS

• Locate the refrigerator in the coolest

part of the 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. If this

is not possible, a section of cabinetry or an added layer of insulation between the two appliances will help the refrigerator operate more efficiently.

Level the refrigerator so that the doors close tightly.

Refer to this Use & Care Manual for the suggested temperature control settings.

Periodic cleaning of the condenser will help the refrigerator run more efficiently. See the Care and Cleaning Chart on page 16.

Do not overcrowd the refrigerator or block cold air vents. Doing so causes the refrigerator to run longer and use more energy.

Cover foods and wipe containers dry before placing them in the refrigerator. This cuts down on moisture build-upinside 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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NORMAL OPERATING SOUNDS & SIGHTS

UNDERSTANDINGTHE SOUNDSYOU MAY HEAR

Your new high-efficiencyrefrigerator may make unfamiliar sounds. These are all normal sounds and soon will become familiar to you. They also indicate your refrigerator is operating as designed. Hard surfaces, such as vinyl or wood floors, walls, and kitchen cabinets may make sounds more noticeable. Listed below are descriptions of some of the most common sounds you may hear, and what is causing them.

NOTE

Rigid foam insulation is very energy efficient, but is not a sound insulator.

A. Evaporator

The flow of refrigerant through the evaporator may create a boiling or gurgling sound.

B. Evaporator Fan

You may hear air being forced through the refrigerator by the evaporator fan.

C. Defrost Heater

During defrost cycles, water dripping onto the defrost heater may cause a hissing or sizzling sound. After defrosting, a popping sound may occur.

IMPORTANT

During the automatic defrost cycle, you may notice a red glow in the vents on the back wall of your freezer compartment. This is normal during the defrost cycle.

D. Automatic Ice Maker

If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice maker, you will hear ice cubes falling into the ice bin.

E. Cold Control & Automatic Defrost Control

These parts can produce a snapping or clicking sound when turning the refrigerator on and off.

F. Condenser Fan

You may hear air being forced through the condenser by the condenser fan.

G. Compressor

Modern, high-efficiencycompressors operate much faster than older models. The compressor may have ahigh-pitchedhum or pulsating sound.

H. WaterValve

If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice maker, you will hear a buzzing sound as the water valve opens to fill the ice maker during each cycle.

IMPORTANT

Your ice maker is shipped with the wire signal arm in the ON position. To ensure proper function of your ice maker, hook up water supply immediately or turn ice maker OFF by lifting the wire signal arm until it clicks or locks in the UP position.

I. Drain Pan (not removable)

You may hear water running into the drain pan during the defrost cycle.

J. Condenser

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CARE & CLEANING

Keep your refrigerator and freezer clean to prevent odor build-up.Wipe up any spills immediately and clean both sections at least twice a year.Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners or strong alkaline solutions on any surface.Do not wash any removable parts in a dishwasher.Always unplug the electrical power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning.

CAUTION

When moving the refrigerator, pull straight out. Do not shift the refrigerator from side to side as this may damage the floor. Be careful not to move the refrigerator beyond the plumbing connections.

Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces. Do not touch refrigerated surfaces with wet or damp hands.

To avoid damage and help the refrigerator run as efficiently as possible, clean the condenser periodically.

NOTE

Turning the freezer and fresh food controls to “O” turns off the compressor, but does not disconnect electrical power to the light bulb or other electrical components. To turn off power to your refrigerator, you must unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.

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

 

 

 

Care & Cleaning Chart

 

 

 

 

 

Part

 

Cleaning Agents

 

Tips and Precautions

 

 

 

 

 

Interior/Door

Soap and water

 

Use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 quart of warm water. Be sure to

Liner

 

 

wring excess water out of sponge or cloth before cleaning around

 

Baking soda and water

 

controls, light bulb or any electrical part.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Door Gaskets

Soap and water

 

Wipe gaskets with a clean soft cloth.

 

 

 

 

 

Drawers/Bins

Soap and water

 

Do not wash any removable items (bins, drawers, etc.) in dishwasher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glass Shelves

Soap and water

 

Allow glass to warm to room temperature before immersing in warm

 

 

water.

 

Glass cleaner

 

 

 

 

 

Mild liquid sprays

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toe Grille

Soap and water

 

Vacuum dust from front of toe grille. Remove toe grille (See illustration on

 

Mild liquid sprays

 

 

 

page 4). Vacuum backside and wipe with sudsy cloth or sponge. Rinse

 

Vacuum attachment

 

 

 

and dry.

 

 

 

 

 

Exterior and

Soap and water

 

Do not use commercial household cleaners, ammonia, or alcohol to clean

Handles

 

 

 

handles.

 

 

 

 

 

Exterior and

Soap and water

 

Clean stainless steel front and handles with non-abrasivesoapy water

Handles

Ammonia

 

and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and a soft cloth. Wipe stubborn

(Stainless

Stainless Steel

 

spots with an ammonia-soakedpaper towel, and rinse. Use a non-

Steel Models

 

Cleaners

 

abrasive stainless steel cleaner. These cleaners can be purchased at

Only)

 

 

 

most home improvement or major department stores. Always follow

 

 

 

 

manufacturer's instruction. NOTE: Always, clean, wipe and dry with the

 

 

 

 

grain to prevent cross-grainscratching.Wash the rest of the cabinet

 

 

 

 

with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well, and wipe dry with a

 

 

 

 

clean soft cloth.

Condenser

Vacuum attachment

 

Use the dusting tool attachment on your vacuum to remove dust build-up

Coils

 

 

 

on the condenser coils (see item “J” in illustration on page 15 for location).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CARE & CLEANING (CONTINUED)

CAUTION

Wear gloves when replacing light bulbs to avoid getting cut.

REPLACING LIGHT BULBS

1.Unplug refrigerator.

2.Wear gloves as protection against possible broken glass.

3.Remove light cover, if necessary.

4.Unscrew and replace old bulb with an appliance bulb of the same wattage.

5.Replace light cover, if necessary.

6.Remember to plug the refrigerator back in.

Crisper Light Replacement

(Some Models)

Refrigerator Light Replacement

Freezer Light Replacement

Vacation and Moving Tips

Short

Leave refrigerator operating during vacations of 3 weeks or less.

Use all perishable items from refrigerator compartment.

Vacations

Turn automatic ice maker off, even if you will only be gone for a few days.

 

 

 

 

Remove all food and ice if you will be gone one month or more.

 

Turn controls to "O" ( the OFF position) and disconnect power.

Long

Turn off automatic ice maker and turn water supply valve to closed position.

Vacations

Clean interior thoroughly.

 

Leave both doors open to prevent odors and moldbuild-up.Block doors open if

 

necessary.

 

 

 

Remove all food and ice.

Moving

If using handcart, load from side.

Adjust rollers all the way up to protect them during sliding or moving.

 

 

Pad cabinet to avoid scratching surface.

 

 

IMPORTANT

If the refrigerator is going to be stored or moved in freezing temperatures, the water in the ice and water system must be drained completely. Failure to do so could result in water leaks when the refrigerator is put back into service. Contact a service representative to perform this operation.

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WARRANTY INFORMATION

REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY Your refrigerator is protected by this warranty

 

WARRANTY

THROUGH OUR AUTHORIZED SERVICERS,

THE CONSUMER WILL BE

 

PERIOD

WE WILL:

RESPONSIBLE FOR:

 

 

 

 

FULL ONE-YEAR

One year from

Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this

Costs of service calls that are listed under

WARRANTY

original purchase

appliance which prove to be defective in materials or

NORMAL RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE

 

date.

workmanship. Excludes original and replacement Ice & Water

CONSUMER.*

 

 

filter cartridges (if equipped). Original and replacement

 

 

 

cartridges are warranted for 30 days (parts only).

 

 

 

 

 

LIMITED 2nd– 5TH

Second through fifth

Repair or replace any parts in the cabinet liner or sealed

Costs for pickup and delivery of the appliance

YEAR WARRANTY

years from original

refrigeration system (compressor, condenser, evaporator,

required because of service. Costs for labor, parts

(Cabinet Liner and

purchase date.

dryer or tubing) which prove to be defective in materials or

and transportation other than with respect to the

Sealed System)

 

workmanship.

cabinet liner or Sealed Refrigeration System.

 

 

 

 

LIMITED

Time periods listed

All of the provisions of the full warranties above and the

Costs of the technician's travel to the home and any

WARRANTY

above.

exclusions listed below apply.

costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance

(Applicable to the

 

 

required because of service.

State of Alaska)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the U.S.A.. and Puerto Rico, 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 Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux Home Products, Inc. and Electrolux Canada Corp. are referred to in this warranty as “Electrolux”. We authorize no person to change or add to any of our obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by us or an authorized Electrolux servicer.

*NORMAL

This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the items

RESPONSIBILITIES

listed below:

OF THE CUSTOMER

1.

Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.

 

2.

Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in

 

 

accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.

 

3.

Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose

 

 

connections or defects in house wiring.

 

4.

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 was shipped from the factory.

 

5.

Damages to finish after installation.

 

6.

Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).

EXCLUSIONS

This warranty does not cover the following:

 

1.

CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES

 

 

RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.

 

 

Note: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this limitation or

 

 

exclusion may not apply to you.

 

2.

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

 

 

household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.

 

3.

Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than Electrolux, or its authorized servicers; use of parts

 

 

other than genuine Electrolux parts; obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external causes such as

 

 

abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply or acts of God.

 

4.

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

IF YOU NEED

Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the

SERVICE

warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all

 

receipts. This written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to state.

 

Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux.

This warranty only applies in the 50 States of the U.S.A. and Puerto Rico, and Canada. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.

USA 800-944-9044

Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. P.O. Box 212378

Augusta, GA 30917

Canada 866-213-9397

Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc.

6150 McLaughlin Road

Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4C2

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BEFORE YOU CALL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1-800-944-9044(United States)

 

 

Visit our web site at

 

1-866-213-9397(Canada)

 

 

 

www.frigidaire.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROBLEM

 

 

CAUSE

CORRECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compressor does not run.

Freezer control is set to "O".

Set freezer control. SeeTemperature Controls section.

 

 

Refrigerator is in defrost cycle.

This is normal for a fully automatic defrost refrigerator.

 

 

 

 

 

The defrost cycle occurs periodically, lasting about 30

 

 

 

 

 

minutes.

 

 

Plug at wall outlet is

Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.

 

 

 

disconnected.

 

 

 

 

House fuse blown or tripped

Check/replace fuse with a 15 amptime-delayfuse.

 

 

 

circuit breaker.

Reset 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 longer under

 

much or too long.

 

hot.

these conditions.

 

 

Refrigerator has recently been

It takes8-12hours for the refrigerator to cool down

 

 

 

disconnected for a period of

completely.

 

 

 

time.

 

 

 

 

Automatic ice maker is

Ice maker operation causes refrigerator to run slightly

 

 

 

operating.

more.

 

 

Doors are opened too

Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it to run

 

 

 

frequently or too long.

more. Open doors less often.

 

 

Refrigerator/freezer door may

Ensure refrigerator is level. Keep food and containers

 

 

 

be slightly open.

from blocking door. See PROBLEM section

 

 

 

 

OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS.

 

 

Freezer control is set too cold

Set refrigerator control to warmer setting until

 

 

 

(control found in refrigerator

refrigerator temperature is satisfactory. Allow 24 hours

 

 

section).

for temperature to stabilize.

 

 

Refrigerator/freezer gasket is

Clean or change gasket. Leaks in door seal will cause

 

 

 

dirty, worn, cracked, or poorly

refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired

 

 

fitted.

temperatures.

 

 

Condenser is dirty.

Clean condenser. SeeCare & Cleaning Chart inCare

 

 

 

 

 

and Cleaning section.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Compressor goes off and

Thermostat keeps the

This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and off to keep

 

on frequently.

 

refrigerator at a constant

temperature constant.

 

 

 

temperature.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TEMPERATURES ARE TOO COLD

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freezer temperature too

Freezer control is set too cold.

Set freezer control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours

 

cold. Refrigerator

 

 

 

for temperature to stabilize.

 

temperature is satisfactory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refrigerator temperature

Refrigerator control is set too

Set refrigerator control to a warmer setting. Allow 24

 

too cold. Freezer

 

cold.

hours for temperature to stabilize.

 

temperature is satisfactory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food stored in drawers

Refrigerator control is set too

See solution above.

 

freezes.

 

cold.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food stored in Meat

Meat Keeper Temperature

Adjust Meat Keeper Temperature Control to a lower

 

Keeper freezes (some

 

Control set too cold.

setting. (Meat should be stored at a temperature just

 

models).

 

 

 

below the freezing point for maximum fresh storage

 

 

 

 

 

time. It is normal for ice crystals to form due to the

 

 

 

 

 

moisture content of meat.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BEFORE YOU CALL (CONTINUED)

PROBLEM

 

CAUSE

CORRECTION

 

 

 

TEMPERATURES ARE TOO WARM

 

 

 

 

 

Freezer/Refrigerator

Doors are opened too

Warm air enters the refrigerator whenever the door is

temperature is too warm.

 

frequently or too long.

opened. Open the door less often.

 

Door is slightly open.

See PROBLEMsection OPENING/CLOSING OF

 

 

DOORS/DRAWERS.

 

Condenser is dirty.

Clean condenser. SeeCare & Cleaning Chart inCare

 

 

 

and Cleaning section.

 

 

 

 

Freezer temperature is too

Freezer control is set too

Set freezer control to a colder setting. Allow 24 hours

warm. Refrigerator

 

warm.

for temperature to stabilize.

temperature is satisfactory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refrigerator temperature is

Refrigerator control is set too

Set refrigerator control to a colder setting. Allow 24

too warm. Freezer

 

warm.

hours for temperature to stabilize.

temperature is satisfactory.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temperature in the Meat

Meat Keeper Temperature

Adjust Meat Keeper Temperature Control to a colder

Keeper is too warm (some

 

Control is set too warm.

setting.

models).

 

 

 

 

 

 

WATER/MOISTURE/FROST INSIDE REFRIGERATOR

 

 

 

 

 

Moisture collects on inside

Weather is hot and humid.

The rate of frost buildup and internal sweating

of refrigerator walls.

 

 

increases.

 

Door is slightly open.

See PROBLEMsection OPENING/CLOSING OF

 

Door is opened too often or too

DOORS/DRAWERS.

 

Open door less often.

 

 

long.

 

 

Open containers.

Keep containers covered.

 

 

 

 

Water collects on bottom

Vegetables contain and give

It is not unusual to have moisture on the bottom side of

side of drawer cover.

 

off moisture.

the cover.

 

 

 

Move humidity control (some models) to lower setting.

 

 

 

 

Water collects in bottom of

Washed vegetables and fruit

Dry items before putting them in the drawer. Water

drawer.

 

drain while in the drawer.

collecting in bottom of drawer is normal.

 

 

 

WATER/MOISTURE/FROST OUTSIDE REFRIGERATOR

 

 

 

 

 

Moisture collects on

Weather is humid.

This is normal in humid weather. When humidity is

outside of refrigerator or

 

 

lower, the moisture should disappear.

between doors.

Door is slightly open, causing

See PROBLEMsection OPENING/CLOSING OF

 

 

cold air from inside refrigerator

DOORS/DRAWERS.

 

 

to meet warm air from outside.

 

 

 

 

 

AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ice maker is not making

Ice maker wire signal arm is in

Move wire signal arm to the “down” orON position.

any ice.

 

the “up” or OFF position.

Turn on household water line valve.

 

Household water line valve is

 

 

not open.

See PROBLEMsection TEMPERATURES ARE TOO

 

Freezer is not cold enough.

 

Saddle valve on cold water

WARM.

 

Turn off household water line valve. Remove valve.

 

 

pipe is clogged or restricted by

Ensure that valve is not a self-piercingsaddle valve.

 

 

foreign material.

Clean valve. Replace valve if necessary.

 

Check to see if the water

If not, the ice & water filter cartridge is clogged or

 

 

dispenser is dispensing water.

restricted by foreign material, and must be replaced.

 

 

 

 

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BEFORE YOU CALL (CONTINUED)

PROBLEM

CAUSE

CORRECTION

 

 

 

AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER (CONTINUED)

 

 

 

 

Ice maker is not making

Ice maker is producing less ice

Ice maker should produce approximately 4 – 5 pounds

enough ice.

than you expect.

of ice every 24 hours. Extra Ice should produce up to 8

 

Freezer is not cold enough.

pounds of ice every 24 hours.

 

See PROBLEMsection TEMPERATURES ARE TOO

 

Household water line valve is

WARM.

 

Turn on household water line valve.

 

not completely open.

 

 

Check to see if water

If it is, replace the ice & water filter cartridge.

 

dispenser is dispensing slower

 

 

than normal.

 

 

 

 

Ice maker will not stop

Ice maker wire signal arm is

Move item and release wire signal arm. Remove any

making ice.

being held down by some item

ice cubes that are frozen together over the wire signal

 

in the freezer.

arm.

 

 

 

Ice maker is not separating

Ice cubes are not being used

Remove and shake ice container to separate cubes.

the ice cubes.

frequently enough.

 

 

Ice cubes are hollow or smaller

The ice & water filter cartridge may be clogged.

 

than normal.

Replace filter cartridge.

 

 

 

Ice has bad odor and taste.

Ice has picked up odor or

Cover foods tightly. Discard stale ice. Ice maker will

 

flavor from strong food stored

produce fresh supply.

 

in refrigerator or freezer.

 

 

Water running to ice maker

Add filter to water supply line. Consult a water

 

has poor taste or odor.

purifying company.

 

Ice not used frequently enough.

Discard stale ice.

 

 

 

ICE DISPENSER

 

 

 

 

 

Dispenser will not dispense

Ice storage container is empty.

When the first supply of ice is dropped into the

ice.

Freezer temperature is set too

container, the dispenser should operate.

 

Turn freezer control to a higher setting so that ice

 

warm.

cubes will be made. When first supply of ice is made,

 

Household water line valve is

dispenser should operate.

 

Open household water line valve. Allow sufficient time

 

not open.

for the ice to be made. When ice is made, the

 

Freezer door is not closed.

dispenser should operate.

 

Ensure freezer door is closed.

 

Ice dispensing arm has been

Motor is overloaded. Motor overload protector will

 

held in for more than 4-5

reset in approximately 3 minutes. Ice can then be

 

minutes.

dispensed.

 

 

 

Ice dispenser is jammed.

Ice has melted and frozen

Remove ice container, thaw, and empty the contents.

 

around auger due to infrequent

Clean container, wipe dry, and replace in proper

 

use, temperature fluctuations,

position. When new ice is made, dispenser should

 

and/or power outages.

operate.

 

Ice cubes are jammed

Remove ice cubes that are jamming the dispenser.

 

between ice maker and back

 

of ice container.

 

 

Ice cubes are frozen together.

Use the dispenser often so that cubes do not freeze

 

Ice cubes are hollow or smaller

together.

 

The ice & water filter cartridge could be clogged.

 

than normal.

Replace the filter cartridge. Dispensing system

 

 

operates best at 30 – 100 psi water pressure. Well

 

 

water pressures should fall within this range.

 

 

 

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BEFORE YOU CALL (CONTINUED)

PROBLEM

CAUSE

 

CORRECTION

 

 

 

 

WATER DISPENSER

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dispenser will not

Household water line valve is

Open household water line valve. SeePROBLEM

dispense water.

not open.

 

section ICE MAKER IS NOT MAKING ANY ICE.

 

Freezer door is not closed.

Ensure that freezer door is closed.

 

Ice & water filter cartridge is

Replace filter cartridge.

 

clogged.

 

 

 

Front filter not fully installed, if

Push filter in until you hear a “click”. Filter should be

 

equipped

 

flush with cabinet.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Water has an odd taste

Water has been in the tank for

Draw and discard 10 – 12 glasses of water to freshen

and/or odor.

a period of time.

 

the supply and completely rinse out the tank.

 

Unit not properly connected to

Connect unit to cold water line that supplies water to

 

cold water line.

 

the kitchen faucet.

 

Tubing used in the household

For best results, use copper tubing for water

 

water supply and installation

 

connections.

 

may affect water taste and

 

 

 

odor.

 

 

 

Water has a high mineral

Contact water treatment plant for help.

 

content.

 

 

 

 

 

Water pressure is

Cut-offandcut-onpressures

Have someone turn up thecut-offandcut-onpressure

extremely low.

are too low (well systems

 

on the water pump system (well systems only).

 

only).

It is normal for a reverse osmosis system to be below

 

Reverse osmosis system is in

 

regenerative phase.

 

20 psi during the regenerative phase.

 

 

 

 

ODORS IN REFRIGERATOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interior is dirty.

Interior needs to be cleaned.

See Care & Cleaning Chartin Care and Cleaning

 

 

 

section.

 

Food with strong odors is in

Cover food tightly.

 

refrigerator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS

 

 

 

 

 

Door(s) will not close.

Door was closed too hard,

Close both doors gently.

 

causing other door to open

 

 

 

slightly.

 

 

 

Refrigerator is not level. It

Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately

 

rocks on the floor when moved

 

support the refrigerator. Contact a carpenter to correct

 

slightly.

 

a sagging or sloping floor.

 

Refrigerator is touching a wall

Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately

 

or cabinet.

 

support the refrigerator. Contact a carpenter to correct

 

 

 

a sagging or sloping floor.

 

 

 

Drawers are difficult to

Food is touching shelf on top

Keep less food in drawer.

move.

of drawer.

 

 

 

Track that drawers slide on is

Clean drawer, rollers, and track. SeeCare & Cleaning

 

dirty.

 

Chart in Care and Cleaningsection.

 

 

 

 

LIGHT BULB IS NOT ON

 

 

 

 

 

 

Light bulb is not on.

Light bulb is burned out.

See Replacing Light Bulbsin Care and Cleaning

 

 

 

section.

 

Light switch is stuck.

Light switch is located on side of refrigerator and

 

 

 

freezer liners.

 

No electric current is reaching

See PROBLEMsection RUNNING OF

 

refrigerator.

 

REFRIGERATOR.

 

 

 

 

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