Frigidaire FRS26KR4DW7 User Manual

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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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