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Refrigerator

Use & Care Guide

Important Safety Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1-2

Installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-7

Temperature Controls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9

Fresh Food Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-12

Freezer Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13

Ice and Water . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-16

Water Filter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-19

Food Storage Tips . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-22

Care and Cleaning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-26

Operating Sounds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-31

Warranty & Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Guide d’utilisation et d’entretien . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36

Guía de uso y cuidado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Form No. A/01/06

Part No. 12842122

www.amana.com

Litho U.S.A.

©2006 Maytag Appliances Sales Co.

Important Safety Instructions

Installer: Please leave this guide with this appliance.

Consumer: Please read and keep this Use and Care Guide for future reference; it provides the proper use and maintenance information.

Keep sales receipt and/or canceled check as proof of purchase.

Call: 1-800-688-9900 USA

1-800-688-2002 Canada

Have complete model and serial number identification of your refrigerator. This is located on a data plate inside the fresh food compartment, on the upper right side. Record these numbers below for easy access.

Model Number _______________________________

Serial Number ________________________________

Date of Purchase ______________________________

In our continuing effort to improve the quality and performance of our appliances, it may be necessary to make changes to the appliance without revising this guide.

What You Need to Know About Safety Instructions

Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this guide are not meant to cover all possible conditions and situations that may occur. Common sense, caution and care must be exercised when installing, maintaining or operating appliance.

Always contact the manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not understand.

Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, Labels

DANGER

DANGER – Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury or death.

WARNING

WARNING – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe personal injury or death.

CAUTION

CAUTION – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal injury or property damage.

DANGER

To reduce risk of injury or death, follow basic precautions, including the following:

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

Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer:

• Take off the doors.

• Leave the shelves in place so children may not easily climb inside.

• Cut off power cord plug.

This appliance is equipped with a three-prong grounded plug for your protection against possible electrical shock hazards. It must be plugged into a properly grounded wall receptacle. Where a standard two-prong wall receptacle is encountered, it is the personal responsibility and obligation of the customer to have it replaced with a properly grounded threeprong wall receptacle. Do not, under any circumstances, cut or remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord. Do not use an adapter plug.

Power supply cord with three-prong grounded plug

Properly grounded type wall receptacle

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Important Safety Instructions

WARNING

To reduce risk of fire, electric shock, serious

13.

Always disconnect refrigerator from electrical

injury or death when using your refrigerator,

 

supply before attempting any service. Disconnect

follow basic precautions, including the following:

 

power cord by grasping the plug, not the cord.

1.

Read all instructions before using the refrigerator.

14.

Install refrigerator according to Installation

2.

Observe all local codes and ordinances.

 

Instructions. All connections for water, electrical

 

power and grounding must comply with local

3.

Be sure to follow grounding instructions.

 

 

codes and be made by licensed personnel when

4.

Check with a qualified electrician if you are not

 

required.

 

 

 

sure this appliance is properly grounded.

15.

Keep your refrigerator in good condition. Bumping

5.

Do not ground to a gas line.

 

or dropping refrigerator can damage refrigerator

 

or cause refrigerator to malfunction or leak. If

6.

Do not ground to a cold-water pipe.

 

 

damage occurs, have refrigerator checked by

7.

Refrigerator is designed to operate on a separate

 

qualified service technician.

 

 

 

115 volt, 15 amp., 60 cycle line.

16.

Have worn power cords and/or loose plugs

8.

Do not modify plug on power cord. If plug does

 

replaced by a qualified service technician.

 

 

 

not fit wall receptacle, have proper receptacle

17.

Always read and follow manufacturer’s storage

 

installed by a qualified electrician.

 

and ideal environment instructions for items being

9.

Do not use a two-prong adapter, extension cord

 

stored in refrigerator.

 

 

 

or power strip.

18.

Your refrigerator should not be operated in the

10.

Do not remove warning tag from power cord.

 

presence of explosive fumes.

 

 

11.

Do not tamper with refrigerator controls.

19.

Children should not climb, hang or stand on any

 

part of the refrigerator.

12.

Do not service or replace any part of refrigerator

 

20.

Clean up spills or water leakage associated with

 

 

unless specifically recommended in Use and Care

water installation.

Guide or published user-repair instructions.

 

Do not attempt service if instructions are not

 

understood or if they are beyond personal skill

 

level.

 

SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS

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Installation

Location

Do not install refrigerator near oven, radiator or other heat source. If not possible, shield refrigerator with cabinet material.

Do not install where temperature falls below 55° F (13° C) or rises above 110° F (43° C). Malfunction may occur at this temperature.

Refrigerator is designed for indoor household application only.

Measuring the Opening

When installing your refrigerator, allow 12” space at top and 12” space behind machine compartment cover (located in the rear) for proper air circulation. If the refrigerator is placed with the door hinge side against a wall, you may want to allow additional space so the door can be opened wider.

Subflooring or floor coverings (i.e. carpet, tile, wood floors, rugs) may make your opening smaller than anticipated.

Some clearance may be gained by using the leveling procedure under Leveling, pages 4-5.

Important: If refrigerator is to be installed into a recess where the top of the refrigerator is completely covered, use dimensions from floor to top of hinge cap to verify proper clearance.

Transporting Your Refrigerator

NEVER transport refrigerator on its side. If an upright position is not possible, lay refrigerator on its back. Allow refrigerator to sit upright for approximately 30 minutes before plugging it in to assure oil returns to the compressor. Plugging refrigerator in immediately may cause damage to internal parts.

Use an appliance dolly when moving refrigerator. ALWAYS truck refrigerator from its side or back–NEVER from its front.

Protect outside finish of refrigerator during transport by wrapping cabinet in blankets or inserting padding between the refrigerator and dolly.

Secure refrigerator to dolly firmly with straps or bungee cords. Thread straps through handles when possible. Do not over-tighten. Over-tightening restraints may dent or damage outside finish.

Door and Hinge Removal

Some installations require door removal to get refrigerator to final location.

WARNING

To avoid severe personal injury or death, observe the following:

Disconnect power to refrigerator before removing doors. Connect power only after replacing doors.

Green ground wire must be attached to top hinge while performing door removal and replacement.

Tape decorative panels (select models) securely into place before removing door handles.

CAUTION

To avoid property damage, observe the following:

Protect vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs or other protective material, prior to moving refrigerator.

Do not adjust refrigerator to be any shorter than 6812” tall (minus hinge and cap). Doing so may damage underside components.

1.Unplug power cord from power source.

2.Remove toe grille (see page 4).

• Open both doors 180°, or as wide as possible.

Note: For refrigerators in operation, shut off water before removing water line from the door.

To Disconnect the Water Line:

Push in white collar (A) and hold.

Pull the door-side tube (B) from the connector.

To Reconnect the Water Line:

Firmly push tube 58” into the connector. Use lines on the tube as a guide for full insertion.

If tube end is damaged, cut off 58before reconnecting.

If leaking occurs, reconnect the line.

A

B

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Installation

3. Close doors.

4. Remove top hinge covers by removing Phillips screws.

5. Unscrew 516” hex head screws from top hinges.

For water dispensing models only:

• Do not remove screw connecting green ground wire.

6.For ice and water dispensing models only:

Detach main wire connector harness and red wire harness.

• To detach main wire harness, use a flat blade tool or fingernail to press junction point between two connectors to release.

• To detach red wire harness, press tab on underside of connector to release.

7. Remove top hinges along with doors.

8. Remove bottom hinges with a 38” hex head driver.

Replacing the Doors

To replace the doors, follow the steps in Door and Hinge Removal in reverse order.

Important: If water line tube end is damaged, cut off 58before reconnecting.

Leveling

CAUTION

To protect personal property and refrigerator from damage, observe the following:

Protect vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs, or other protective material.

Do not use power tools when performing leveling procedure.

To enhance the appearance and maintain performance, the refrigerator should be level.

Notes:

Complete any required door reversal, panel installation and/or a water supply connection before leveling.

Some models only have adjustment screws (A).

Materials Needed:

38” hex head driver

Carpenter’s level

1. Remove toe grille.

• Grasp firmly and pull bottom outward to unclip.

2.Using hex head driver, turn front adjustment screws (A) clockwise to raise and counterclockwise to lower the front of the refrigerator.

A B B A

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Installation

3.Select models also have rear adjustment screws

(B). Using the hex head driver, turn each of these adjustment screws (B) to raise or lower the rear of the refrigerator.

4.Using the carpenter’s level, make sure front of refrigerator is 14” (6 mm) or 12 bubble higher than back of refrigerator and that the refrigerator is level from side to side.

5.If required, correct rocking of refrigerator by turning rear adjustment screw clockwise to raise rocking corner. If doors are uneven, do the following:

• Determine which door needs to be raised.

• Turn front roller adjustment screw

(A) clockwise to raise front corner of door.

If one refrigerator door has reached the limit of its adjustment range and doors are still not level, raise or lower the opposite door by turning roller adjustment screw clockwise or counterclockwise.

Check with level to verify 14” tilt to the back for proper door closure.

If refrigerator is aligned and stable, replace toe grille.

Align the toe grille mounting clips with the lower cabinet slots.

Push the toe grille firmly until it snaps into place.

Connecting the Water Supply

(select models)

WARNING

To reduce the risk of injury or death, follow basic precautions, including the following:

Read all instructions before installing ice maker.

Do not attempt installation if instructions are not understood or if they are beyond personal skill level.

Observe all local codes and ordinances.

Do not service ice maker unless specifically recommended in Use & Care Guide or published user-repair instructions.

Disconnect power to refrigerator before installing ice maker.

Water damage due to an improper water connection may cause mold/mildew growth. Clean up spills or leakage immediately!

CAUTION

To avoid property damage or possible injury, follow basic precautions, including the following:

Consult a plumber to connect 14” O.D. copper tubing to household plumbing to assure compliance with local codes and ordinances.

Confirm water pressure to water valve is between 35 and 100 pounds per square inch, 20 pounds per square inch without filter.

Do not use a self-piercing, or 316” saddle valve. Both reduce water flow can become clogged over time, and may cause leaks if repair is attempted.

Tighten nuts by hand to prevent cross threading. Finish tightening nuts with pliers and wrenches. Do not over-tighten.

Wait two to three hours before placing refrigerator into final position to check and correct any water leaks. Recheck for leaks after 24 hours.

Verify the copper tubing under the sleeve is smooth and free from defects. Do not reuse an old sleeve.

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Installation

Materials Needed

14” outer diameter flexible copper tubing

Shut-off valve (requires a 14” hole to be drilled into

water supply line before valve attachment)

Adjustable wrench (2)

14” hex nut driver

Notes:

Use copper tubing only for installation. Plastic is less durable and can cause damage.

Add 8’ to tubing length needed to reach water supply for creation of service loop.

1.Create service loop with copper tubing (minimum 2’ diameter).

Avoid kinks in the copper tubing when bending the service loop. Do not use plastic tubing.

2.Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet port.

3.Place brass nut (A) and sleeve (B) on copper tube end as illustrated.

Reminder: Do not use an old sleeve. The nut and sleeve are provided in the Use and Care packet.

4.Place end of copper tubing into water valve inlet port. Shape tubing slightly. Do not kink – so that tubing feeds straight into inlet port.

5.Slide brass nut over sleeve and screw nut into inlet port.

Place adjustable wrench on nut

(1) attached to plastic waterline and maintain position.

2’ diameter minimum

B

A

B

A

Using second adjustable wrench

1

turn the lower nut (2)

2

counterclockwise and fully tighten

 

while holding the upper nut in

 

place.

 

Important: Do not over-tighten.

 

Cross-threading may occur.

 

6.Pull on tubing to confirm connection is secure. Connect

tubing to frame with water tubing

 

clamp (C) and turn on water

 

supply. Check for leaks and

 

correct if necessary. Continue to

 

observe the water supply

 

connection for two to three hours

 

prior to moving the refrigerator to

C

its permanent location.

 

7.Monitor water connection for 24 hours. Correct leaks, if necessary.

Handle Installation

If not installed, the handle is located in the interior of the fresh food section or attached to the back of your refrigerator.

Remove and discard handle packaging and tape.

Handle design varies from refrigerator to refrigerator. Please reference the appropriate instructions for your model below.

Plastic Handle

Materials Needed

• Phillips screwdriver

To Install:

1. The handles are to be oriented as shown.

2. Align door handle clip with the door studs.

3. Ensure the large hole in the mounting clip is positioned down on both ends of the handle.

Door

Stud

4. Rotate the handle so that the handle is flat against the door.

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Installation

5. Grasp the handle firmly and slide down.

To Remove:

1. Grasp the lower part of the handle firmly, slide up, lift and remove from the surface.

Handle Extensions (select models)

To Install:

1.Align and clip handle extension into position on the handle. Press the extension over the door retainers.

To Remove:

1.Slide the extension down and unclip from door retainer.

Full-Length Aluminum Handles

To Install:

1. Release top door trim by removing Phillips screws from top of fresh food door and retain screws for later use.

2. Align notches on back of handle with

 

retaining clips on doors. Insert

 

clips into notches and slide

 

handle down until it contacts

Door Clip

bottom trim.

 

3. Replace top door trim and Phillips screws.

4. Repeat instructions 1-3 to install other handle.

WARNING

To avoid possible injury and damage to property, tape decorative panels (select models) securely into place before removing door handles.

To Remove:

1. Release top door trim by removing Phillips screws from top of fresh food door and retain screws for later use.

2. Grasp handle firmly with both hands. Slide handle upward approximately 34” to release.

3. Repeat instructions 1-3 to remove other handle.

To Reinstall:

1. Repeat in reverse order.

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Temperature Controls

Dial Temperature Controls

(select models)

The controls are located at the back left of the refrigerator compartment.

Note: The Freezer control turns the cooling system on. Neither section will cool if freezer control is set to OFF.

Initial Control Settings

After plugging the refrigerator in, set the controls.

• To adjust the controls, turn the control knob to the left or right as desired.

• Set the Freezer control on 4.

• Set the Refrigerator control on 4.

• Let the refrigerator run at least 8 to 12 hours before adding food.

Warm Cabinet Surfaces

At times, the front of the refrigerator cabinet may be warm to the touch. This is a normal occurrence that helps prevent moisture from condensing on the cabinet. This condition will be more noticeable when you first start the refrigerator, during hot weather and after excessive or lengthy door openings.

Adjusting the Controls

24 hours after adding food, you may decide that one or both compartments should be colder or warmer. If so, adjust the control(s) as indicated in the

Temperature Control Guide table above right. See page 20 for instructions on checking compartment temperature.

Except when starting the refrigerator, do not change either control more than one number at a time.

Allow 24 hours for temperatures to stabilize.

Changing either control will have some effect on the temperature of the other compartment.

Temperature Control Guide

Refrigerator too warm Turn the Refrigerator control to next higher number.

Refrigerator too cold Turn the Refrigerator control to next lower number.

Freezer too warm Turn the Freezer control to next higher number.

Freezer too cold Turn the Freezer control to next lower number.

Turn refrigerator OFF Turn the Freezer control to OFF.

Note: Turning freezer control to OFF stops cooling in both compartments. It does not shut off power to the refrigerator.

Touch Temperature Controls

(select models, style varies by model)

The controls are located at the top front of the refrigerator compartment.

Control

Initial Control Settings

After plugging the refrigerator in, set the controls.

Pressing the or pads adjusts the controls to the desired setting.

Set the Freezer control on 4.

Set the Refrigerator control on 4.

Let the refrigerator run at least 8 to 12 hours before adding food.

Warm Cabinet Surfaces

At times, the front of the refrigerator cabinet may be warm to the touch. This is a normal occurrence that helps prevent moisture from condensing on the cabinet. This condition will be more noticeable when you first start the refrigerator, during hot weather and after excessive or lengthy door openings.

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Temperature Controls

Adjusting the Controls

24 hours after adding food, you may decide that one or both compartments should be colder or warmer. If so, adjust the control(s) as indicated in the

Temperature Control Guide table at right. See page 20 for instructions on checking compartment temperature.

Except when starting the refrigerator, do not change either control more than one number at a time.

Allow 24 hours for temperatures to stabilize.

Changing either control will have some effect on the temperature of the other compartment.

Temperature Control Guide

Refrigerator too warm

 

Set the Refrigerator control

 

 

 

 

to next higher number by

 

 

 

 

pressing the

pad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refrigerator

too cold

 

Set the Refrigerator control

 

 

 

 

 

 

to next lower number by

 

 

 

 

pressing the

pad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freezer too warm

 

Set the Freezer control to

 

 

 

 

next higher number by

 

 

 

 

pressing the

pad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Freezer too cold

 

Set the Freezer control to

 

 

 

 

next lower number by

 

 

 

 

pressing the

pad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turn refrigerator OFF

 

Press the Freezer or

 

 

 

 

Refrigerator

pad until

 

 

 

 

a dash “–” appears in the

 

 

 

 

display.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fresh Food Features

Shelves

CAUTION

To avoid personal injury or property damage, observe the following:

Never attempt to adjust a shelf that is loaded with food.

Confirm shelf is secure before placing items on shelf.

Handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Shelves may break suddenly if nicked, scratched, or exposed to sudden temperature change.

Your refrigerator has either Spillsaver™ or non-sealed shelves. Spillsaver™ shelves have a spill retainer edge which allows for easier clean up and some are equipped with the EasyGlide™ slide out feature. To slide out (select models), grasp the front of the shelf and pull forward. Push in the shelf to return to the original position.

To Remove a Shelf:

• Slightly tilt up the front and lift up the rear of the shelf, then pull the shelf straight

out.

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To Lock the Shelf Into Another Position:

Tilt up the front edge of the shelf.

Insert the hooks into the desired frame openings and let the shelf settle into place.

Be sure the shelf is securely locked at the rear.

The Crisper Top serves as the lower fresh food shelf.

To Remove the Crisper Top:

Remove drawers as indicated (see page 11).

Place hand under the frame to push up the glass. Lift glass out.

To install, repeat above instructions in reverse order.

SideGlide™ Shelves (select models)

SideGlide™ Shelves can be adjusted to create a fullwidth shelf, or to slide from side to side to accommodate storage needs.

To Remove Shelf Rail

Assembly:

• Lift rail assembly up to remove hooks from frame.

Fresh Food Features

To Install Shelf Rail Assembly:

Tilt up the front edge of the assembly.

Insert the hooks into the desired frame openings and let the rail assembly settle into place.

Be sure the rail assembly is securely locked into the frame.

To Install SideGlide™ Shelves for Full-Width:

Tilt up the front edge of the shelf slightly.

Hook the rear lip of the shelf over one of the rails on the shelf rail assembly.

Let the shelf settle into place.

Install the other SideGlide™ shelf on the same rail of the shelf assembly.

To Install SideGlide™ Shelves for

Sliding Side to Side:

Tilt up the front edge of the shelf slightly.

Hook the rear lip of the shelf over one of the rails on the shelf rail assembly.

Let the shelf settle into place.

Install the other SideGlide™ shelf on the other rail of the shelf rail assembly.

Door Storage

Beverage Chiller™/MiniChiller™

(select models)

The Beverage Chiller™ and MiniChiller™ keep beverages and other items colder than the rest of the fresh food compartment. An air inlet directs air from the freezer into the chiller(s).

Controls

The chiller control is located on the left side wall of the fresh food compartment. Turn the control clockwise for colder temperature.

To Remove Chiller(s):

Unload the chiller(s).

Slide the assembly up and pull straight out.

Note: If the chiller is installed directly under the dairy center or a door bucket, the bucket or dairy center will need to be removed before removing the chiller.

To Install Chiller(s)

Align one of the air inlet holes with the hole cut-out on the door.

Slide the assembly in and down so that the hooks are firmly seated on the door liner.

Note: The chillers will not operate properly if the air intake hole is not aligned with the control location.

Dairy Center

The Dairy Center provides convenient door storage for spreadable items such as butter and margarine. This compartment can be moved to several different locations to accommodate storage needs.

To Remove:

• Slide dairy center up and pull out.

To Install:

Slide assembly in and down so that the hooks are firmly seated on the door liner.

To Remove Dairy Door:

• Press in sides of dairy door and pull out.

To Install Dairy Door:

Slide sides of dairy door inside dairy center until hinge points snap into place.

Adjustable Deep Tilt-Out Door Bucket

(select models)

The Adjustable Deep Tilt-Out Door Bucket provides easy access to food items stored in the door.

To Remove Bucket:

• Tilt bucket out.

• Pull straight out of the bracket.

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Fresh Food Features

To Install Bucket:

Tilt the front of the bucket down slightly.

Slide into bracket and tip upright.

To Move Bucket Frame to Another Location:

Remove bucket.

Lift bracket up and pull straight out.

Place the bracket in a new location.

Door Buckets

Door Buckets can be moved to meet individual storage needs.

To Remove:

• Lift bucket up and pull straight out.

To Install:

• Place bucket in desired door liner retainer, push down until bucket stops.

Can Pack Keeper (select models)

The Can Pack Keeper conveniently dispenses up to a 12 pack of individual beverage cans. To load beverages into the Can Pak Keeper:

• Open a 12 pack sleeve of beverages.

• Slide Can Pak Keeper over the cutout portion of beverage sleeve

• Place container and sleeve in an upright position in a door bucket located in the fresh food door compartment.

The dispenser sits in the door bucket and can be moved to accommodate a variety of storage needs.

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Storage Drawers

Humidity-Controlled Crisper Drawers

The Crisper Drawers provide a higher humidity environment for fresh fruit and vegetable storage.

Controls

The crisper controls regulate the amount of humidity in the crisper drawer. Slide control toward the Fruit setting for produce with outer skins. Slide control toward the Vegetables setting for leafy produce.

To Remove:

Pull drawer out to full extension. Tilt up front of drawer and pull straight out.

To Install:

Insert drawer into frame rails and push back into place.

Note: For best results, keep the crisper drawers tightly closed.

Temperature-Controlled Drawer

(select models)

This drawer can be used for storage of miscellaneous items.

The drawer features a control that regulates the air temperature in the drawer. Set the control to Cheese to provide normal refrigerator temperature.

Use the Meats setting for meats.

Beverage Organizer™ (select models)

The Beverage Organizer™ slides out from underneath the Spillsaver™ stationary shelf. The Beverage Organizer™ holds up to twelve 12-ounce beverage cans.

Fresh Food Features

To Remove:

Empty contents of can rack. Pull Beverage Organizer™ forward to full extension and lift front to release from shelf rail assembly. Pull straight out to remove.

To Install:

• Insert rack into frame rails and push back into place.

Accessories

Grip Pads (select models)

The Grip Pads prevent objects from sliding in the door buckets. Grip Pads

removable and are top-rack dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.

Covered Storage Bucket

(select models)

The Storage Bucket has a lid and removable egg tray. When tray is

removed, bucket will accept items such as a standard egg carton, ice, etc.

Freezer Features

Shelves and Baskets

Fixed Freezer Shelf

To Remove Clip-Mounted

Shelves:

• Lift shelf from wall mounting clips and pull left side of shelf out of wall mounting holes.

To Install Clip-Mounted Shelves:

Place left side of shelf in mounting holes and press down into wall mounting clips.

Shelves

Shelves can be removed to meet individual storage needs.

To Remove Shelf:

Snap right side of shelf up from cabinet railing and slide to right.

Tall Bottle Retainer/Snugger

(select models)

The Tall Bottle Retainer prevents tall bottles from tipping forward. The Retainer can be placed above any removable door bucket.

The Snugger attached to the Tall Bottle Retainer keeps bottles and other containers in place when the door is opened or closed. Adjust the Snugger by sliding from side to side.

Egg Tray With Handle

(style may vary/select models)

The Egg Tray with Handle holds a “dozen-plus” eggs. It can be removed to carry to a work area or to be washed.

To Install Shelf:

Replace shelf in left side cabinet railing. Snap shelf into right side cabinet railing.

Baskets and Drawers

Baskets and drawers (style may vary) slide out for easy access of items in back.

To Remove:

• Pull out to its full extension. Lift up front of basket or drawer and remove.

To Install:

Slide basket or drawer into cabinet railing. Lift up front of basket or drawer, and slide to the back of refrigerator.

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Freezer Features

Ice Storage Bin

The Ice Storage Bin is located below the automatic ice maker.

To Remove:

Raise ice maker arm to deactivate ice maker. Lift front of bin and pull out to its full extension. Lift up front of bin and remove.

To Install:

Slide bin into railing below ice maker until bin locks into place. Drop ice maker arm to activate ice maker.

Important: Ice bin must be locked in place for proper ice dispensing. Turn auger driver behind bin counterclockwise (as shown) to properly align ice bin with auger driver.

Door Storage

Adjustable Door Buckets

Door Buckets can be moved to meet individual storage needs.

To Remove:

• Lift the door bucket up until it clears the retainers on the door liner, then pull the door bucket straight out.

To Install:

Slide bucket in above desired door liner retainer and push down until bucket stops.

Fixed Door Bucket (select models)

The Fixed Door Bucket is located in the upper section of the freezer door.

Important: Fixed door bucket is NOT adjustable. If bucket is removed, freezer light will not deactivate when door is closed.

Tilt-Out Door Buckets (select models)

The Tilt-Out Door Bucket provides easy access to food items stored in the door.

To Remove Bucket:

• Tilt bucket out.

• Pull straight out of the frame.

To Install Bucket:

Tilt the front of the bucket down slightly.

Slide into frame and tip upright.

To Move Bucket Frame to Another Location:

• Remove bucket.

• Lift frame up and pull straight out.

Slide the frame in and down into the new location.

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Ice and Water

Automatic Ice Maker

(non-dispenser models)

Note: Energy rating guides that are posted on the refrigerator at the time of purchase do not include optional ice maker energy usage.

Some models are automatic ice maker ready. The number of the appropriate ice maker kit is IC10S. The kit contains installation instructions and water connection instructions.

Other models have a factory installed ice maker. Connect the ice maker to the water supply as instructed on pages 5 and 6. Proper water flow and a level refrigerator are essential for optimal ice maker performance.

Operating Instructions

Confirm ice bin is in place and ice maker arm is down.

• After freezer section reaches approximately 0° to 2° F (-18° to -17° C), ice maker fills with water and begins operating. You will have a complete harvest of ice approximately every three hours.

Allow approximately 24 hours after installation to receive first harvest of ice.

Discard ice created within first 12 hours of operation to verify system is flushed of impurities.

Stop ice production by raising ice maker arm until click is heard.

Ice maker will remain in the OFF position until arm is pushed down.

The first one or two batches will probably contain undersized and irregular cubes because of air in the supply line.

When the ice cubes are ejected it is normal for several cubes to be joined together at the ends. They can easily be broken apart. The ice maker will continue to make ice until the supply of ice cubes raises the sensor arm, shutting the ice maker off.

Certain sounds may accompany the various cycles of the ice maker. The motor may have a slight hum, the cubes will rattle as they fall into an empty storage pan and the water valve may click or “buzz” occasionally.

If the ice is not used frequently, the ice cubes will become cloudy, shrink, stick together and taste stale. Empty the ice storage bin periodically and wash it in lukewarm water. Be sure to dry the bin thoroughly before replacing it.

Beverages and foods should not be placed in the ice storage bin for quick chilling. These items can block the sensor arm, causing the ice maker to malfunction.

Turn OFF (arm up) the ice maker when the water supply is to be shut off for several hours.

To Remove the Ice Bin:

Pull it forward, away from the ice maker. To avoid the ice maker dumping ice while the bin is removed, turn the ice maker OFF by raising the sensor arm.

To Install the Ice Bin:

Reverse the above procedure. Turn the ice maker ON by lowering the sensor arm.

WARNING

To avoid personal injury or property damage, observe the following:

Do not place fingers or hands on the automatic ice making mechanism while the refrigerator is plugged in. This will help protect you from possible injury. It will also prevent interference with moving parts of the ejector mechanism and the heating element that releases the cubes.

Under certain rare circumstances, ice cubes may be discolored, usually appearing with a greenbluish hue. The cause of this unusual discoloration can be a combination of factors such as certain characteristics of local waters, household plumbing and the accumulation of copper salts in an inactive water supply line which feeds the ice maker. Continued consumption of such discolored ice cubes may be injurious to health. If such discoloration is observed, discard the ice cubes and contact your dealer to purchase and install a water line filter.

Water damage due to improper water connection may cause mold/mildew growth.

Clean up water and ice spills to avoid personal injury and to prevent mold/mildew growth.

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Ice and Water

Dispenser Features

(select models)

 

FrontFill™

Main

Button

Dispenser

Removable

Pad

Tray

 

Dispenser Light (select models)

A light activates within the dispenser area at full power when dispensing ice or water with the main dispenser pad. The light will also illuminate when using the FrontFill™ Button (select models).

Dispenser Pad

The Dispenser Pad is located on the back wall of the dispensing area. When the dispenser pad is pressed, the selection chosen on the dispenser control panel will dispense.

FrontFill™ Button (select models)

The FrontFill™ Button works independently of the dispenser controls, providing an up-front alternative to the dispenser pad for dispensing water. This feature is convenient for filling large items that will not fit into the dispenser area (i.e. sport bottles, pitchers, large pans, coffee pots).

This feature allows added convenience of dispensing ice and water simultaneously. To use, choose your preferred ice mode from dispenser control panel. Press container against dispenser pad while pressing the

Front FillTM Button.

Removable Tray

The Removable Tray at the bottom of the dispenser area is designed to collect small spills and may be easily removed for cleaning and emptying purposes.

Important: Removable tray does not drain. Do not allow tray to overflow. If it does, remove tray and wipe up overflow.

Water Dispenser Operation

CAUTION

To avoid personal injury or property damage, observe the following:

Do not put fingers, hands or any foreign object into dispenser opening.

Do not use sharp objects to break ice.

Do not dispense ice directly into thin glass, fine china or delicate crystal.

Note: During initial use of water dispenser, there will be a oneto two-minute delay while water tank fills before water dispenses. Discard first 10-14 glasses of water after initially connecting refrigerator to household water supply and after extended periods of nonuse.

To Use Dispenser Pad:

Choose water selection from dispenser control panel.

Press sturdy, wide-mouthed container against dispenser pad. When dispensing crushed ice, hold container as close to chute as possible to reduce spraying.

Release pressure on dispenser pad to stop water dispensing. A small amount of water may continue to dispense and collect in dispenser tray. Large spills should be wiped dry.

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Ice and Water

Dispenser Control (select models)

(control features vary by model)

Ice Dispenser Operation

To Dispense Ice:

• Select Crushed or Cubes ice mode by pushing button on dispenser control panel. A green light above button indicates mode selection.

Press container against dispenser pad. When dispensing crushed ice, hold

container as close to chute as possible to reduce spraying.

Notes:

Mode may not be changed while ice dispenser is in operation.

If dispenser (select models) is active for more than five minutes, an automatic lock out sensor will shut down power to dispenser area. See Dispenser Lock for unlocking information.

Dispenser Lock (select models)

The Dispenser Lock prevents ice or water from being dispensed.

To Lock Dispenser:

Press and hold the Lock button for three seconds. A green indicator light above button will illuminate when the dispenser is locked.

To Unlock Dispenser:

Hold the Lock button for three seconds. The green indicator light above button will go out.

Water Filter Status Indicator

Light (select models)

The Water Filter Status Indicator Light serves as a reminder to replace the water filter. A green light indicates that the filter is in good condition. A red light indicates the filter should be changed. Once light turns red, it will remain red until function is reset.

To Reset Indicator:

• Press and hold both the Lock and Water buttons simultaneously for four seconds. The green filter status indicator light will flash three times when the function has successfully reset.

Auto Light (select models)

The Auto Light function activates the dispenser light at half-power when the Light

Sensor detects that the light levels in room are low.

To Activate Auto Light:

Press Auto Light button. A green indicator light above button illuminates when the sensor is active.

To Deactivate Auto Light:

Press Auto Light button. The green indicator light will go out.

Note: The dispenser light will operate when Auto Light is ON or OFF.

Sabbath Mode (select models)

When activated, the Sabbath Mode deactivates the control lights while leaving the control operational.

To Activate Sabbath Mode:

Press and hold the Lock and Auto Light buttons simultaneously for three to four

seconds. After three to four seconds, the dispenser lights will turn off.

To Deactivate Sabbath Mode:

Press and hold both the Lock and Auto Light buttons simultaneously for three to four seconds. After three to four seconds, the dispenser lights will activate.

Notes:

Dispenser light will not activate during dispensing while in this mode.

If the power fails, the control will remain in Sabbath Mode when power returns.

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Water Filter

Water Filter Removal and

Installation (select models)

WARNING

To avoid serious illness or death, do not use refrigerator where water is unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after use of filter.

CAUTION

After installing a new water filter, always dispense water for two minutes before removing the filter for any reason. Air trapped in system may cause water and cartridge to eject. Use caution when removing.

The bypass cap does not filter water. Be sure to have replacement cartridge available when filter change is required.

If water filtration system has been allowed to freeze, replace filter cartridge.

If system has not been used for several months, or water has an unpleasant taste or odor, flush system by dispensing water for two to three minutes. If unpleasant taste or odor persists, change filter cartridge.

Initial Installation

The water filter is located in the upper right hand corner of the fresh food compartment.

1. Remove blue bypass cap and retain for later use.

2. Remove sealing label from end of filter and insert into filter head.

3. Rotate gently clockwise until filter stops. Snap filter cover closed.

4. Reduce water spurts by flushing air from system. Run water continuously for

two minutes through dispenser until water runs

steady. During initial use,

allow about a oneto two-minute delay in water dispersal to allow internal water tank to fill.

Additional flushing may be required in some households where water is of poor quality.

Replacing Water Filter

Important: Air trapped in system may cause water and cartridge to eject. Use caution when removing.

1.Turn filter counterclockwise until it releases from filter head.

2.Drain water from filter into sink, and dispose in normal household trash.

3.Wipe up excess water in filter cover and continue with Initial Installation, steps 2 and 4.

The filter should be changed at least every 12 months.

Important: Condition of water and amount used determines life span of water filter cartridge. If water use is high, or if water is of poor quality, replacement may need to take place more often.

To purchase a replacement water filter cartridge, contact your dealer or call 1-877-232-6771 USA or 1-800-688-8408 Canada.

The dispenser feature may be used without a water filter cartridge. If you choose this option, replace filter with blue bypass cap.

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Water Filter

System Specification and Performance Data Sheet

TM Refrigerator Water Filter Cartridge Model UKF8001AXX

Specifications

Service Flow Rate (Maximum).............................................

0.78 GPM (2.9 L/min)

Rated Service Life UKF8001AXX-750 (Maximum) ......

750 gallons/2838 liters

Maximum Operating Temperature .....................................

100° F / 38° C

Minimum Pressure Requirement ........................................

35 psi /241 kPA

Minimum Operating Temperature ......................................

33° F/1° C

Maximum Operating Pressure .............................................

100 psi /689 kPA

Performance Data

 

1000 Apollo Road

Eagan, Minnesota 55121-2240

651.450.4913

EPA EST #35917-MN-1

100834/B

Standard No. 42: Aesthetic Effects

 

USEPA

Influent

Influent

Effluent

% Reduction

Min. Required

Parameter

MCL

Challenge Concentration

Average

Average

Maximum

Average

Minimum

Reduction

Chlorine

2.0 mg/L ± 10%

1.88 mg/L

< 0.05136364 mg/L

0.06 mg/L

>97.26%

96.84%

50%

T & O

Particulate**

at least 10,000 particles/ml

5,700,000 #/ml

30,583 #/ml

69,000 #/ml

99.52%

98.94%

85%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Standard No. 53: Health Effects

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USEPA

Influent

Influent

Effluent

% Reduction

Min. Required

Parameter

MCL

Challenge Concentration

Average

Average

Maximum

Average

Minimum

Reduction

Turbidity

1 NTU**

11 ± 1 NTU***

10.7 NTU

0.31 NTU

.049 NTU

97.09%

95.20%

0.5 NTU

Cysts

99.5% Reduction

Minimum 50,000/L

166,500 #/L

<1 #/L

<1 #/L

>99.99%

>99.99%

>99.95%

Asbestos

99% Reduction

107 108 fibers/L; fibers >10 micrometers in length

155 MF/L

<1 MF/L

<1 MF/L

>99.99%

>99.99%

99%

Lead at pH 6.5

0.015 mg/L

0.15 mg/L + 10%

0.153 mg/L

< .001 mg/L

< .001 mg/L

>99.35%

>99.29%

0.10 mg/L

Lead at pH 8.5

0.015 mg/L

0.15 mg/L + 10%

0.150 mg/L

< .001 mg/L

< .001 mg/L

>99.33%

>99.29%

0.10 mg/L

Mercury at pH 6.5

0.002 mg/L

.006 mg/L ± 10%

0.006 mg/L

0.0003 mg/L

0.0005 mg/L

95.70%

90.91%

0.002 mg/L

Mercury at pH 8.5

0.002 mg/L

.006 mg/L ± 10%

0.006 mg/L

0.0008 mg/L

0.0015 mg/L

86.22%

75.93%

0.002 mg/L

Atrazine

0.003 mg/L

0.009 mg/L + 10%

0.009 mg/L

<0.002 mg/L

0.002 mg/L

76.99%

75.31%

0.003 mg/L

Benzene

0.005 mg/L

0.015 mg/L ± 10%

0.014 mg/L

0.0006 mg/L

0.0011 mg/L

95.71%

92.14%

0.005 mg/L

Carbofuran

0.04 mg/L

0.08 mg/L ± 10%

0.081 mg/L

<0.001 mg/L

<0.001 mg/L

98.74%

98.46%

0.04 mg/L

p-Dichlorobenzene

0.075 mg/L

.225 mg/L ± 10%

0.208 mg/L

<0.0005 mg/L

<0.0005 mg/L

99.76%

99.74%

0.075 mg/L

Lindane

0.0002 mg/L

0.002 mg/L + 10%

0.002 mg/L

0.000 mg/L

<0.0001 mg/L

98.72%

96.50%

0.0002 mg/L

Toxaphene

0.003 mg/L

0.015 ± 10%

0.015 mg/L

<0.001 mg/L

<0.001 mg/L

92.97%

91.67%

0.003 mg/L

*Tested using a flow rate of 0.78 gpm; pressure of 60 psig; pH of 7.5 + 0.5; temp. of 68° + 5° F (20° + 3° C)

**Measurement in Particles /ml. Particles used were 0.5 - 1 microns

***NTU - Nephelometric Turbidity Units

Tested and certified by NSF International against ANSI/NSF Standards 42 & 53 in models UKF8001AXX-750 for the reduction of:

Standard No. 42: Aesthetic Effects

Standard No. 53: Health Effects

Taste and Odor Reduction

Chemical Reduction Unit

Chlorine Taste & Odor

Lead, Atrazine, Lindane, Benzene,

Mechanical Filtration Unit

Carbofuran, p-Dichlorobenzene, Mercury

Particulate Reduction Class 1

& Toxaphene Reduction

 

Mechanical Filtration Unit

 

Cyst, Turbidity and Asbestos Reduction

General Use Conditions

Read this Performance Data Sheet and compare the capabilities of this unit with your actual water treatment needs.

DO NOT use this product where water is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before or after the system. System certified for cyst reduction may be used on disinfected water that may contain filterable cysts.

USE ONLY WITH COLD WATER SUPPLY. CHECK FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATE AND LOCAL LAWS AND REGULATIONS.

The PuriClean® II retractable water filtration system uses a UKF8001AXX replacement cartridge. Timely replacement of filter cartridge is essential for performance satisfaction from this filtration system. Please refer to the applicable section of your Use & Care Guide for general operation, maintenance requirements and troubleshooting. Suggested retail price of replacement water filter is $39.99.

This system has been tested according to ANSI/NSF 42 and 53 for reduction of the substance listed above. The concentration of the indicated substances in water entering the system was reduced to a concentration less than or equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system, as specified in ANSI/NSF 42 and 53.

18

Water Filter

State of California

Department of Health Services

 

 

 

Water Treatment Device

 

 

 

Certificate Number

 

 

 

03 - 1583

 

 

 

Date Issued: September 16, 2003

 

 

 

Date Revised: April 22, 2004

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Trademark /Model Designation

Replacement Elements

 

 

UKF8001AXX750

UKF8001AXX

469006-750

46 9006

67003523-750

67003523

Manufacturer: PentaPure Inc.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The water treatment device(s) listed on this certificate have met the testing requirements pursuant to Section 116830 of the Health and Safety Code for the following health related contaminants:

Microbiological Contaminants and Turbidity

Inorganic/Radiological Contaminants

 

 

 

Cysts

Asbestos

Turbidity

Lead

 

Mercury

Organic Contaminants

 

 

Atrazine

 

 

Lindane

 

 

Benzene

 

 

Carbofuran

 

 

p-dichlorobenzene

 

 

Toxaphene

 

 

Rated Service Capacity: 750 gal.

Rated Service Flow: 0.78 gpm

 

 

Conditions of Certification:

Do not use where water is microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown quality, except that systems certified for cyst reduction may be used on disinfected waters that may contain filterable cysts.

19

Food Storage Tips

Fresh Food Storage

The fresh food compartment of a refrigerator should be kept between 34°- 40° F (1°- 4° C) with an optimum temperature of 37° F (3° C). To check the temperature, place an appliance thermometer in a glass of water and place in the center of the refrigerator. Check after 24 hours. If the temperature is above 40° F (4° C) adjust the controls as explained on pages 8 and 9.

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

Fruits and Vegetables

Storage in the crisper drawers traps humidity to help preserve the fruit and vegetable quality for longer time periods (see page 11).

Sort fruits and vegetables before storage and use bruised or soft items first. Discard those showing signs of decay.

Always wrap odorous foods such as onions and cabbage so the odor does not transfer to other foods.

While vegetables need a certain amount of humidity to remain fresh, too much humidity can shorten storage times (especially leafy vegetables). Drain vegetables well before storing.

Wait to wash fresh produce until right before use.

Meat and Cheese

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

Occasionally mold will develop on the surface of hard cheeses (Swiss, Cheddar, Parmesan). Cut off at least an inch around and below the moldy area. Keep your knife or instrument out of the mold itself. Do not try to save individual cheese slices, soft cheese, cottage cheese, cream, sour cream or yogurt when mold appears.

Dairy Food

Most dairy foods such as milk, yogurt, sour cream and cottage cheese have freshness dates on their cartons for appropriate length of storage. Store these foods in the original carton and refrigerate immediately after purchasing and after each use.

Frozen Food Storage

The freezer compartment of a refrigerator should be kept at approximately 0° F (-18° C). To check the temperature, place an appliance thermometer between the frozen packages and check after 24 hours. If the temperature is above 0° F (-18° C), adjust the control as described on pages 8 and 9.

A freezer operates more efficiently when it is at least

23 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 be sure they are tightly sealed. Trapped air can cause the food to dry out, change color and develop an off-flavor (freezer burn).

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

Avoid storing hard-to-freeze foods 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 with door openings.

Refer to the Food Storage Chart on pages 21 and 22 for approximate storage times.

20

Food Storage Tips

Food Storage Chart

Storage times are approximate and may vary depending on type of packaging, storage temperature, and the quality of the food when purchased.

FOODS

REFRIGERATOR

FREEZER

STORAGE TIPS

DAIRY PRODUCTS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Butter

1 month

6 to 9 months

Wrap tightly or cover.

 

 

 

 

Milk and cream

1 week

Not recommended

Check carton date. Close tightly.

 

 

 

Do not return unused portions to

 

 

 

original container. Do not freeze

 

 

 

cream unless whipped.

 

 

 

 

Cream cheese, cheese

1 to 2 weeks

Not recommended

Wrap tightly.

spread and cheese food

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cottage cheese

3 to 5 days

Not recommended

Store in original carton.

 

 

 

Check carton date.

 

 

 

 

Sour cream

10 days

Not recommended

Store in original carton.

 

 

 

Check carton date.

 

 

 

 

Hard cheese

1 to 2 months

4 to 6 months

Wrap tightly.

(Swiss, Cheddar and Parmesan)

 

May become

Cut off any mold.

 

 

crumbly

 

 

 

 

 

EGGS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eggs in the shell

3 weeks

Not recommended

Refrigerate small ends down.

 

 

 

 

Leftover yolks or whites

2 to 4 days

9 to 12 months

For each cup of yolks to be frozen,

 

 

 

add 1 tsp. sugar for use in sweet, or

 

 

 

1 tsp. salt for non-sweet dishes.

 

 

 

 

FRUITS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Apples

1 month

8 months (cooked)

May also store unripe or hard apples

 

 

 

at 60° to 70° F (16° to 21° C).

 

 

 

 

Bananas

2 to 4 days

6 months

Ripen at room temperature before

 

 

(whole/peeled)

refrigerating. Note: Bananas will

 

 

 

darken when refrigerated.

 

 

 

 

Pears, plums, avocados

3 to 4 days

Not recommended

Ripen at room temperature before

 

 

 

refrigerating. Note: Avocados will

 

 

 

darken when refrigerated.

 

 

 

 

Berries, cherries, apricots

2 to 3 days

6 months

Ripen at room temperature before

 

 

 

refrigerating.

 

 

 

 

Grapes

3 to 5 days

1 month (whole)

Ripen at room temperature before

 

 

 

refrigerating.

 

 

 

 

Citrus fruits

1 to 2 weeks

Not recommended

May also store at 60° to 70° F

 

 

 

(16° to 21° C).

 

 

 

If refrigerated, store uncovered.

 

 

 

 

Pineapples, cut

2 to 3 days

6 to 12 months

Will not ripen after purchase.

 

 

 

Use quickly.

 

 

 

 

21

Food Storage Tips

FOODS

REFRIGERATOR

FREEZER

STORAGE TIPS

VEGETABLES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asparagus

1 to 2 days

8 to 10 months

Do not wash before refrigerating.

 

 

 

Store in crisper.

 

 

 

 

Brussels sprouts, broccoli,

3 to 5 days

8 to 10 months

Wrap odorous foods.

cauliflower, green peas,

 

 

Leave peas in pods.

lima beans, onions, peppers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cabbage, celery

1 to 2 weeks

Not recommended

Wrap odorous foods and refrigerate

 

 

 

in crisper.

 

 

 

 

Carrots, parsnips, beets and

7 to 10 days

8 to 10 months

Remove tops. Wrap odorous foods

turnips

 

 

and refrigerate in the crisper.

 

 

 

 

Lettuce

7 to 10 days

Not recommended

 

 

 

 

 

POULTRY and FISH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chicken and turkey, whole

1 to 2 days

12 months

Keep in original packaging for

 

 

 

refrigeration. Place in the meat and

Chicken and turkey, pieces

1 to 2 days

9 months

cheese drawer. When freezing longer

 

 

 

Fish

1 to 2 days

2 to 6 months

than two weeks, overwrap with

 

 

 

freezer wrap.

 

 

 

 

MEATS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bacon

7 days

1 month

 

 

 

 

 

Beef or lamb, ground

1 to 2 days

3 to 4 months

Fresh meats can be kept in original

 

 

 

packaging for refrigeration.

 

 

 

 

Beef or lamb, roast and steak

3 to 5 days

6 to 9 months

Place in the meat and cheese drawer.

 

 

 

When freezing longer than two

 

 

 

weeks, overwrap with freezer wrap.

 

 

 

 

Ham, fully cooked, whole

7 days

1 to 2 months

 

 

 

 

 

half

5 days

1 to 2 months

 

 

 

 

 

slices

3 days

1 to 2 months

 

 

 

 

 

Luncheon meat

3 to 5 days

1 to 2 months

Unopened, vacuum-packed luncheon

 

 

 

meat may be kept up to two weeks

 

 

 

in the meat and cheese drawer.

 

 

 

 

Pork, roast

3 to 5 days

4 to 6 months

 

 

 

 

 

Pork, chops

3 to 5 days

4 months

 

 

 

 

 

Sausage, ground

1 to 2 days

1 to 2 months

 

 

 

 

 

Sausage, smoked

7 days

1 to 2 months

 

 

 

 

 

Veal

3 to 5 days

4 to 6 months

 

 

 

 

 

Frankfurters

7 days

1 month

Processed meats should be tightly

 

 

 

wrapped and stored in the meat and

 

 

 

cheese drawer.

 

 

 

 

Sources: United States Department of Agriculture; Food Marketing Institute; Cooperative Extension Service, Iowa State University

22

Care and Cleaning

CAUTION

To avoid personal injury or property damage, observe the following:

Read and follow manufacturer’s directions for all cleaning products.

Do not place buckets, shelves or accessories in dishwasher. Cracking or warping of accessories may result.

Refrigerator Cleaning Chart

WARNING

To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death, disconnect power to refrigerator before cleaning. After cleaning, reconnect power.

PART

DO NOT USE

DO

Smooth or Textured Painted

Abrasive or harsh cleaners

Use 4 tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in 1

Doors and Exterior

Ammonia

quart (1 liter) warm, soapy water.

(select models)

Chlorine bleach

Rinse surfaces with clean, warm water and dry

Damage to finish due to improper

Concentrated detergents

immediately to avoid water spots.

or solvents

 

use of cleaning products or

 

Metal or plastic-textured

 

non-recommended products

 

scouring pads

 

is not covered under this

 

 

 

product’s warranty.

 

 

 

 

 

Cabinet Interior

 

 

 

 

 

Stainless Steel Doors

Abrasive or harsh cleaners

Use warm, soapy water and a soft, clean cloth or

and Exterior (select models)

Ammonia

sponge.

Important:

Chlorine bleach

Rinse surfaces with clean, warm water and dry

Damage to stainless steel

Concentrated detergents or

immediately to avoid water spots.

finish due to improper use

solvents

To polish and help prevent fingerprints, follow with

of cleaning products or

Metal or plastic-textured

Stainless Steel Magic Spray (part no. 20000008*).

non-recommended products

scouring pads

 

is not covered under this

Vinegar-based products

 

product’s warranty.

Citrus-based cleaners

 

 

 

 

Door Gaskets

Abrasive or harsh cleaners

Use warm, soapy water and a soft, clean cloth or

 

Metal or plastic-textured

sponge.

 

scouring pads

 

 

 

 

Condenser Coil

Anything other than a vacuum

Use a vacuum cleaner hose nozzle.

Remove base grille to access.

cleaner

 

 

 

 

Condenser Fan Outlet Grille

 

Use a vacuum cleaner hose nozzle with brush

See back of refrigerator.

 

attachment.

 

 

 

Accessories

A dishwasher

Follow removal and installation instructions from

Shelves, buckets,

 

appropriate feature section.

drawers, etc.

 

Allow items to adjust to room temperature.

 

 

Dilute mild detergent and use a soft, clean cloth or

 

 

sponge for cleaning.

 

 

Use a plastic bristle brush to get into crevices. Rinse

 

 

surfaces with clean, warm water.

 

 

Dry glass and clear items immediately to avoid spots.

 

 

 

* To order, call 1-877-232-6771 USA or 1-800-688-8408 Canada.

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Care and Cleaning

Removing Odors From Refrigerator

WARNING

To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death, disconnect power to refrigerator before cleaning. After cleaning, reconnect power.

1.Remove all food and turn the refrigerator OFF.

2.Disconnect power to the refrigerator.

3.Clean the walls, floor, ceiling of cabinet interior, drawers, shelves and gaskets according to the instructions.

4.Dilute mild detergent and brush solution into crevices using a plastic bristle brush. Let stand for five minutes. Rinse surfaces with warm water. Dry surfaces with a soft, clean cloth.

5.Wash and dry all bottles, containers and jars. Discard spoiled or expired items.

6.Wrap or store odor-causing foods in tightly sealed containers to prevent reoccurring odors.

7.Reconnect power to refrigerator and return food to refrigerator.

8.Allow the refrigerator to cool.

9.After 24 hours, check if odor has been eliminated.

If odor is still present:

1.Remove drawers and place on top shelf of refrigerator.

2.Pack refrigerator and freezer sections – including doors – with crumpled sheets of black and white newspaper.

3.Place charcoal briquettes randomly on crumpled newspaper in both freezer and refrigerator compartments.

4.Close doors and let stand 24 to 48 hours.

Energy Saving Tips

Avoid overcrowding refrigerator shelves. This reduces air circulation around food and causes refrigerator to run longer.

Avoid adding too much warm food to refrigerator at one time. This overloads compartments and slows rate of cooling.

Do not use aluminum foil, wax paper, or paper toweling as shelf liners. This decreases air flow and causes refrigerator to run less efficiently.

A freezer that is two-thirds full runs most efficiently.

Locate refrigerator in coolest part of room. Avoid areas of direct sunlight, or near heating ducts, registers or other heat producing appliances. If this is not possible, isolate exterior by using a section of cabinet or an added layer of insulation.

Clean door gaskets every three months according to cleaning instructions. This will assure that door seals properly and refrigerator runs efficiently.

Take time to organize items in refrigerator to reduce time that door is open.

Be sure your doors are closing securely by leveling refrigerator as instructed in your installation instructions.

Clean condenser coils as indicated in the cleaning instructions every three months. This will increase energy efficiency and cooling performance.

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Care and Cleaning

Replacing Light Bulbs

WARNING

To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death, disconnect power to refrigerator before replacing light bulb. After replacing light bulb, reconnect power.

CAUTION

To avoid personal injury or property damage, observe the following:

Allow light bulb to cool.

Wear gloves when replacing light bulb.

Upper Freezer Section

1. Remove ice bin by lifting front of bin and pulling out.

2.Remove light shield by

pressing the upper right side of the shield and rotating downward.

3.Remove light bulb. Replace with appliance bulb no greater than 40 watts.

4.Rotate the shield upward, press in slightly and snap into place.

5.Replace ice bin by sliding in until bin locks into place.

Upper Fresh Food Section

The upper fresh food light bulbs are located behind the front panel. Reach behind the panel to remove the bulbs.

Lower Fresh Food Section

1. Push up on bottom tabs on light cover. Rotate cover up and release tabs.

2. Remove light bulb.

3. Replace bulb with appliance bulb no greater than 40 watts.

4. Insert top tabs of light cover into liner slots and snap bottom tabs into liner slots.

Lower Freezer Section

1.Pinch both sides of light cover to remove.

2.Remove light bulb. Replace with appliance bulb no greater than 40 watts.

3.Pinch both sides of the light cover to snap into place.

Ice and Water Dispenser

1. Locate light bulb inside top edge of dispenser frame. Unscrew to remove.

2. Replace light bulb with a

7-watt, 120 volt bulb.

Light Bulb

Location

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Care and Cleaning

Preparing for Vacation

CAUTION

If your refrigerator has a dispenser and there is any possibility that the temperature can drop below freezing where the refrigerator is located, the water supply system (including the water tank and the water valve) must be drained by a qualified servicer.

For short vacations or absences (three months or less):

1.Remove all perishables.

2.If no one will be checking in on the refrigerator during your absence, remove all frozen items also.

3.If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:

Shut off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day ahead of time.

After the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shut off arm to the OFF position.

Empty the ice bin.

4.If the room temperature will drop below 55° F

(12° C), follow the instructions for longer absences.

For long vacations, absences (more than three months) OR if the room temperature will drop below 55° F (12° C):

1.Remove food.

2.If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:

Shut off the water supply to the ice maker at least one day ahead of time.

After the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shut off arm to the OFF position.

Empty the ice bin.

3.If your refrigerator has a dispenser system with water filter, remove the water filter cartridge and install the filter bypass. Dispose of the used cartridge.

4.Turn the Freezer control to OFF.

5.Unplug the refrigerator.

6.Thoroughly clean the interior of both compartments with a baking soda solution and a clean, soft cloth (four tablespoons of baking soda in one quart of warm water.).

7.Dry thoroughly.

8.Leave the doors open to prevent the formation of mold and mildew.

Upon Your Return:

After a Short Vacation or Absence:

For models with automatic ice makers or dispensers:

Reconnect the water supply and turn on supply valve (see pages 5 and 6).

Monitor water connection for 24 hours and correct leaks if necessary.

Run 10-15 glasses of water from the dispenser to flush out the system.

Restart the ice maker.

Discard at least the first three ice harvests.

After a Long Vacation or Absence:

If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, reconnect the water supply and turn on supply valve (see page 5 and 6).

Plug the refrigerator back in and reset controls (see pages 8 and 9).

Monitor water connection for 24 hours and correct leaks, if necessary.

For dispenser models, run water through the dispenser for at least three minutes with the filter bypass in place, then install water filter (see page 17).

After installing the water filter, run water through the dispenser continuously for at least two minutes, or until water runs steady. Initially you may notice a one to two minute delay in water dispersal as the internal tanks fills.

Restart the ice maker.

Discard ice produced within the first 12 hours (at least the first three harvests).

Preparing to Move

Follow the above instructions for long vacations/absences, through step 7.

Secure all loose items such as shelves and drawers by taping them securely in place to prevent damage.

Tape the doors shut.

Use an appliance dolly when moving the refrigerator. ALWAYS truck the refrigerator from its side or backNEVER from its front.

Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright position during moving.

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Operating Sounds

Improvements in refrigeration design may produce sounds in your new refrigerator that are different or were not present in an older model. These improvements were made to create a refrigerator that is better at preserving food, is more energy efficient, and is quieter overall. Because new units run quieter, sounds may be detected that were present in older units, but were masked by higher sound levels. Many of these sounds are normal. Please note that the surfaces adjacent to a refrigerator, such as hard walls, floors and cabinetry may make these sounds seem even louder. The following are some of the normal sounds that may be noticed in a new refrigerator.

SOUND

 

POSSIBLE CAUSE

 

 

 

 

 

SOLUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clicking

Freezer control (A) clicks when starting or

Normal operation

 

 

stopping compressor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defrost timer or electric damper control (select

Normal operation

 

 

models) (B) sounds like an electric clock and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

snaps in and out of defrost cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Air rushing

• Condenser fan (D) makes this noise while

• Normal operation

or whirring

 

operating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Freezer fan (C) makes this noise while operating.

• Normal operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Freezer fan (C) slows to a stop as the freezer

• Normal operation

 

 

door is opened.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gurgling or

• Evaporator (E) and heat exchanger (F)

• Normal operation

boiling sound

 

refrigerant make this noise when flowing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thumping

• Ice cubes from ice maker drop into ice bucket (G).

• Normal operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Dispenser ice chute (H) closing.

• Normal operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vibrating

• Compressor (I) makes a pulsating sound while

• Normal operation

noise

 

running.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Refrigerator is not level.

See Leveling, pages 4-5.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buzzing

• Ice maker water valve (J) hookup buzzes when

• Normal operation

 

 

ice maker fills with water.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Humming

Ice maker (K) is in the ‘on’ position without water

Normal operation

 

 

connection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Ice auger (L) hums as auger agitates ice during

• Stop sound by raising ice maker arm to

 

 

dispensing.

 

 

OFF position. See Automatic Ice Maker,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

page 14 for details.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Compressor (I) can make a high-pitched hum

• Normal operation

 

 

while operating.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

• Solenoid valve (M) operating ice chute door.

• Normal operation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Troubleshooting

PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSES

WHAT TO DO

Freezer control and

Refrigerator is in defrost mode.

Normal operation.

lights are on, but

 

Wait 40 minutes to see if refrigerator restarts.

compressor is not

 

 

operating

 

 

Temperature-

Control settings are too low.

See pages 8 and 9 to adjust controls.

controlled drawers

 

 

Freezer controls are set too low.

See pages 8 and 9 to adjust controls.

are too warm

Drawer is improperly positioned.

See page 11 to verify drawer positioning.

 

Refrigerator does

Refrigerator is not plugged in.

Plug in refrigerator.

not operate

 

 

Dial control in freezer is set to OFF

See pages 8 and 9 to adjust controls.

 

 

(select models).

 

 

Touch temperature controls are set to “–”

See pages 8 and 9 to adjust controls.

 

(select models).

 

 

Fuse is blown, or circuit breaker needs

Replace any blown fuses.

 

to be reset.

Check circuit breaker and reset, if necessary.

 

Power outage has occurred.

Call local power company listing to report outage.

Refrigerator still

Refrigerator is malfunctioning.

Unplug refrigerator and transfer food to another

won’t operate

 

refrigerator. If another refrigerator is not available,

 

 

place dry ice in freezer section to preserve food.

 

 

Warranty does not cover food loss.

 

 

Contact service for assistance.

Food temperature

Condenser coils are dirty.

Clean according to the chart on page 23.

is too cold

 

 

Refrigerator or freezer controls are set

See pages 8 and 9 to adjust controls.

 

 

too high.

 

Food temperature

Door is not closing properly.

Refrigerator is not level. See pages 4 and 5 for details

is too warm

 

on how to level your refrigerator.

 

 

Check gaskets for proper seal. Clean, if necessary,

 

 

according to the chart on page 23.

 

 

Check for internal obstructions that are keeping door

 

 

from closing properly (i.e. improperly closed drawers,

 

 

ice buckets, oversized or improperly stored containers,

 

 

etc.)

 

Controls need to be adjusted.

See pages 8 and 9 to adjust controls.

 

Condenser coils are dirty.

Clean according to the chart on page 23.

 

Rear air grille is blocked.

Check the positioning of food items in refrigerator to

 

 

make sure grille is not blocked. Rear air grilles are

 

 

located under crisper drawers.

 

Door has been opened frequently, or has

Reduce time door is open. Organize food items

 

been opened for long periods of time.

efficiently to assure door is open for as short a time as

 

 

possible.

 

Food has recently been added.

Allow time for recently added food to reach

 

 

refrigerator or freezer temperature.

Refrigerator has

Odor producing foods should be covered

Clean according to instructions on page 23.

an odor

or wrapped.

 

 

The interior needs cleaning.

 

 

 

 

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