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Keep instructions for future reference.

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Contents

 

Introduction..........................................................................................

2

Important Safety Information ...............................................................

3

Installing Your Refrigerator.............................................................

4-10

Measuring the Opening.....................................................................

4

Transporting Your Refrigerator ..........................................................

4

Selecting the Best Location ..............................................................

4

How to Install and Remove Handles.................................................

5

Removing the Doors and Hinges ......................................................

7

Replacing the Doors..........................................................................

7

How to Install and Remove Panels...................................................

8

How to Connect the Water Supply....................................................

9

How to Level Your Refrigerator .......................................................

10

Setting and Maintaining Proper Temperatures ..................................

11

Initial Temperature Settings.............................................................

11

Adjusting the Controls .....................................................................

11

How to Perform a Temperature Test ...............................................

11

About Your Water Filter .....................................................................

12

Water Filter Removal and Installation .............................................

12

Water Filter Data ...............................................................................

13

Fresh Food Features....................................................................

14-16

Interior Shelves ...............................................................................

14

Door Storage...................................................................................

14

Climate-Controlled Drawers ............................................................

15

Storage Drawers .............................................................................

16

Accessories .....................................................................................

16

Freezer Features..........................................................................

17-18

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

17

Interior Shelves ...............................................................................

17

Door Storage...................................................................................

18

Dispenser Features......................................................................

19-20

Dispenser Light ...............................................................................

19

Dispenser Pad.................................................................................

19

Removable Tray ..............................................................................

19

Water Dispenser Operation.............................................................

19

Control Features .............................................................................

20

Hints and Care .............................................................................

21-22

How to Clean Your Refrigerator ......................................................

21

How to Remove Odors from Refrigerator .......................................

22

Energy Saving Ideas .......................................................................

22

How to Remove and Replace Light Bulbs ......................................

22

Normal Operating Sounds.................................................................

23

Troubleshooting............................................................................

24-26

Warranty ............................................................................................

28

As an Energy Star® Partner, Amana® has determined that this product* meets the Energy Star® guidelines for energy efficiency.

*This manual covers several models. Please refer to the feature sticker on the interior of the fresh food door to verify that your model number complies with Energy Star® standards.

Part No. 12591321

©2003 Maytag Appliances Sales Co.

Form No. A/05/03

 

Thank you for buying an amana refrigerator!

Please read this Owner's Manual thoroughly. This manual provides proper maintenance information.

Complete registration card and promptly return. If registration card is missing, see contact information on the front cover of your manual.

Warranty service must be performed by an authorized servicer. Amana also recommends contacting an authorized servicer if service is required after warranty expires. To locate an authorized servicer, call 1-800-NAT-LSVC (1-800-628-5782). You may also contact us on the web at www.amana.com.

When contacting Amana, please provide the following information. Product information is on the serial plate, located on the interior of the fresh food section.

Model Number ________________________________________________________

'P' Number ___________________________________________________________

Serial Number _________________________________________________________

Purchase Date ________________________________________________________

Dealer Name _________________________________________________________

Dealer Address ________________________________________________________

Dealer Phone _________________________________________________________

Asure™ extended service plan

Amana offers long-term service protection for this new refrigerator.

Asure™ Extended Service Plan is specially designed to supplement Amana’s strong warranty. This plan covers parts, labor, and travel charges. Call 1-866-232-6244, or contact us at www.amana.com for more information.

Before calling service...

If something seems unusual, please check Troubleshooting section, which is designed to help you solve problems before calling service.

What if these features are different from mine?

This book is intended to show the variety of features that are available in the product line. If your refrigerator does not have all the options that are shown, many of these options may be purchased. See contact information on the front cover of your Owner’s Manual.

2

Important safety information

What you need to know about safety instructions

Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in this manual 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 refrigerator.

Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent, or 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.

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.

WARNING

To reduce risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury or death when using your refrigerator, follow these basic precautions, including the following:

1.Read all instructions before using the refrigerator.

2.Observe all local codes and ordinances.

3.Be sure to follow grounding instructions.

4.Check with a qualified electrician if you are not sure this appliance is properly grounded.

5.DO NOT ground to a gas line.

6.DO NOT ground to a cold-water pipe.

7.Refrigerator is designed to operate on a separate 103 to 126 volt, 15 amp., 60 cycle line. DO NOT modify plug on power cord. If plug does not fit electrical outlet, have proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.

8.DO NOT use a two-prong adapter, extension cord or power strip.

9.DO NOT remove warning tag from power cord.

10.DO NOT tamper with refrigerator controls.

11.DO NOT service or replace any part of refrigerator unless specifically recommended in Owner’s Manual or published

user-repair instructions. DO NOT attempt service if instructions are not understood or if they are beyond personal skill level.

12.Always disconnect refrigerator from electrical supply before attempting any service. Disconnect power cord by grasping the plug, not the cord.

13.Install refrigerator according to Installation Instructions. All connections for water, electrical power and grounding must comply with local codes and be made by licensed personnel when required.

14.Keep your refrigerator in good condition. Bumping or dropping refrigerator can damage refrigerator or cause refrigerator to malfunction or leak. If damage occurs, have refrigerator checked by qualified service technician.

15.Replace worn power cords and/or loose plugs.

16.Always read and follow manufacturer’s storage and ideal environment instructions for items being stored in refrigerator.

Save these instructions

3

Installing your refrigerator

These instructions were provided to aid you in the installation of your refrigerator.

Measuring the opening

When installing your refrigerator, please reference chart below for clearance requirements.

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

How to Level Your Refrigerator (page 10).

 

Recommended

Unit Total

 

Clearance

 

Volume

Top

 

Sides

 

Rear

 

 

 

 

 

 

Less than

N/A

 

N/A

 

12"

23 cu. ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Greater than

12"

 

N/A

 

12"

23 cu. ft.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Transporting your refrigerator

Follow these tips when moving the refrigerator to final location:

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 prior to plugging refrigerator 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 overtighten. Overtightening restraints may dent or damage outside finish.

Selecting the best location

Observe these points when choosing the final location for your refrigerator:

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). Malfunction may occur at this temperature.

To assure proper door closure, follow the leveling instructions in the section, How to Level Your Refrigerator (page 10).

4

How to install and remove handles

For easier installation, some refrigerators may have been delivered with the handles off. Please see the interior of the fresh food section to locate the handle assembly. In case future transport of the refrigerator is necessary, the removal instructions have been included here for your convenience.

Handle design may vary from refrigerator to refrigerator. Please reference the instructions for the appropriate handle design below.

INSTALLING FRONTMOUNTED HANDLES

1. Remove two 14" hex nut screws from bottom of refrigerator and freezer door.

2. Align door handles with top and bottom sets of door clips, and slide down until screw holes on bottom of handles match with door screw holes.

3. Insert 14" hex nut screws previously removed into screw holes at bottom of handle section.

4.Snap trim over bottom portion of handles and retainers on bottom door.

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

REMOVING FRONTMOUNTED HANDLES

1.Remove bottom portion of handle trim with a very

small flat-blade screwdriver.

IMPORTANT: Wrap blade of screwdriver with masking tape to avoid damaging refrigerator.

2. Remove two handle base screws.

3.Pull handle up and out to release from refrigerator. Fit may be tight.

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

INSTALLING FULLLENGTH EXTRUDED HANDLES

1. Release top door trim by removing Phillips screws from top of fresh food door.

Retain Phillips

screws for later replacement.

2.Align notches on back of handle with retaining clips

on doors. Insert clips into notches and slide handle down until it contacts bottom trim.

3. Replace top door trim with Phillips screws retained from trim removal.

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

REMOVING FULL-LENGTH EXTRUDED HANDLES

WARNING

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

1. Release top door trim by removing Phillips screws from top of fresh food door.

Retain Phillips screws for later replacement.

2. Grasp handle firmly with both hands and slide handle upward approximately 34" to release.

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

5

Installing your refrigerator, cont.

INSTALLING STANDARD HANDLES

1. Remove four 14" hex nut screws from top and bottom of doors.

2. Align door handles with screw holes and insert 14" hex nut screws removed in step 1.

3.Snap handle trim over screw holes at top and bottom of

handles.

Snap in trim by inserting large round end first.

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

REMOVING STANDARD HANDLES

1. Remove handle trim from handles with a very small flat-blade screwdriver.

IMPORTANT: Wrap blade of screwdriver with masking tape to avoid damaging unit.

2. To release handles, remove 14" hex nut screws from top and bottom of handles.

3.Repeat instructions 1-2 to remove the other handle.

INSTALLING FRONTMOUNTED HANDLES FOR STAINLESS STEEL

1. Loosen lower door clip on door with 14" hex nut driver.

2.Locate predrilled hole at base of handle, and fit hollow end of handle

over lower door clip.

3. Fit other end of handle over upper door clip and slide up as far as possible.

NOTE: If top of handle does not fit over top clip, loosen lower clip further

until fit can be accomplished.

4. Insert 14" hex nut driver into predrilled

hole at base of handle to tighten

screw. Insert screw

plug into hole, as illustrated.

5.Repeat above steps to install other handle.

REMOVING FRONTMOUNTED HANDLES FOR STAINLESS STEEL

1. Remove screw plug at base of handle with a very small flat-blade screwdriver.

Insert 14" hex nut driver

into predrilled hole to remove screw.

2. Slide handle down and remove from bottom door clip.

3. Repeat above steps to remove other handle.

6

Removing the doors and hinges

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

To avoid damage or breakage to adjusting bolt, do not use power tools to correct leveling.

DO NOT adjust refrigerator to be any shorter than 6812" tall (minus hinge and cap). Doing so may damage underside components.

1.Remove toe grille and bottom hinge covers.

Open both doors 180 degrees, or as wide as possible to remove.

6.For dispensing models only:

Detach main wire connector harness and red wire harness.

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

2. While pinching white collar (A) to the blue connector (B), pull water line

from connector.

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

A

B

IMPORTANT: When reconnecting water line, cut off tubing at first available scored line before inserting into connector collar.

3.Remove top hinge cover by removing Phillips screw.

4.Close doors.

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

For dispensing models only:

DO NOT remove either green ground wire or wire connecting center screw.

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 Removing the Doors and Hinges in reverse order.

IMPORTANT: When reconnecting water line, cut off tubing at first available scored line before inserting into connector collar.

7

Installing your refrigerator, cont.

How to install and

INSTALLING PANELS

1. Remove top trim screws with a

remove panels

Phillips screwdriver and remove top

 

(SELECT MODELS)

trim.

 

WARNING

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

CAUTION

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

Refrigerator panels should not weigh more than 30 pounds (14 kilograms) and freezer panels should not weigh more than 15 pounds (7 kilograms).

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

Protect hands and arms by wearing gloves.

NOTE:

To protect door surfaces from being scratched, cover back edges of decorator panels by placing masking tape along back edges.

Save all screws and reuse in original locations.

14" (6 mm) Panel Dimensions

Extended

 

 

Door

Panel

Panel

Panel

Height

Width

 

 

 

Fresh food

66 34"

18 1516"

door

(169.5 cm)

(48.1 cm)

 

 

 

Upper

18 18"

13 1516"

dispensing

(46 cm)

(35.4 cm)

freezer door

 

 

 

 

 

Lower

32 332"

13 1516"

dispensing

(81.5 cm)

(35.4 cm)

freezer door

 

 

 

 

 

Non-

66 34"

13 1516"

dispensing

(169.5 cm)

(35.4 cm)

freezer door

 

 

 

 

 

2. Slide handle upward until loose. Remove handle from door.

3.Remove door retainer clips with a 14" hex head driver.

4.Slide bottom of panels into bottom door trim until hinge side of decorator panel rests under hinge side trim.

IMPORTANT: Tape tops of panels to door to prevent panels from falling.

5.Reinstall door retainer clips with a 14" hex head driver.

6.Reinstall handle by inserting retaining clips on door into notches on back of handle.

Slide handle down until it contacts bottom trim.

7.Remove tape from

tops of panels before reinstalling top door trim with Phillips screws removed in step 1.

REMOVING PANELS

1.Remove top trim screws with a Phillips screwdriver and remove top trim.

IMPORTANT: Tape tops of panels to door to prevent panels from falling.

2. Slide handle upward until loose. Remove handle from door.

3.Remove door retainer clips with a 14" hex head driver.

4.Remove tape to slide panels out of door trim.

5.Refer to steps 5, 6 and 7 of

Installing Panels to install handles and trim.

8

How to connect the water supply

WARNING

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

Read all instructions before installing device.

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 device unless specifically recommended in owner’s manual or published user-repair instructions.

Disconnect power to refrigerator prior to installing device.

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

CAUTION

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

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

Confirm water pressure to water valve is between 20 and 100 pounds per square inch. If water filter is installed, water pressure to water valve must be a minimum of 35 pounds per square inch.

DO NOT use a self-piercing, or 316" saddle valve! Both reduce water flow, become clogged with 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 overtighten.

Wait 24 hours before placing refrigerator into final position to check and correct any water leaks.

MATERIALS NEEDED

14" outer diameter flexible copper tubing

Shut-off valve (requires a 14" hole to be drilled into water supply before valve attachment)

Adjustable wrench

14" hex nut driver

NOTE: Add 8' to tubing length needed to reach water supply for creation of service loop.

1.Create service loop with tubing using care to avoid kinks in tubing.

2.Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet port.

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

A

B

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. Tighten nut with wrench.

IMPORTANT: DO NOT overtighten. 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 present.

C

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

9

Installing your refrigerator, cont.

How to level your refrigerator

If your refrigerator requires an ice maker water supply connection, refer to How to Connect the Water Supply (page 9) before leveling your refrigerator.

CAUTION

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

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

DO NOT use power tools when performing leveling procedure.

MATERIALS NEEDED

38" hex head driver

Level

1.Remove toe grille and bottom bracket covers.

2.Turn both front adjustment screws (A) clockwise to raise and counterclockwise to lower.

A

3.Turn both rear adjustment screws (B) clockwise to raise and counterclockwise to lower.

B

4.Using a level, make sure front of refrigerator is 14" (6 mm) or 12 bubble higher than back of refrigerator. See leveling step 3 for assistance.

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

Determine which door needs to be raised.

Turn front roller adjustment screw clockwise to raise front corner of door.

If the refrigerator has reached the

limit of its adjustment range, and doors are still not level–lower opposite door by turning roller adjustment screw counterclockwise.

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

If refrigerator is aligned and stable, replace toe grille and hinge covers.

10

Setting and maintaining proper temperatures

This refrigerator is designed to operate at a household temperature of 55° to 100° F (13° to 43° C).

initial temperature settings

1.Locate refrigerator and freezer control

son upper-left wall of fresh food section.

2. The manufacturer’s recommendation setting for both compartments is 4.

3.Let the refrigerator run at least 8 to 12

hours before adding food.

4.Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.

adjusting the controls

After 24 hours from adding food, you may decide that one or both compartments should be colder or warmer. Follow the instructions below for proper temperature adjustment.

NOTE:

Due to design of refrigerator, always start temperature adjustments with freezer section.

DO NOT change either control more than one number at a time.

Allow 5–8 hours for temperatures to stabilize.

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

If freezer or refrigerator is too cold:

Turn control to next lower number.

If freezer or refrigerator is too warm:

Turn control to next highest number.

How to perform a temperature test

MATERIALS NEEDED

2 thermometers measuring -5° to 50° F (-21° to 10° C)

2 drinking glasses

For Freezer

Place thermometer in glass of vegetable oil in middle of freezer and continue with instructions in

Adjusting the Controls.

IMPORTANT: Always start temperature adjustments with freezer section.

For Refrigerator

Place thermometer in glass of water in middle of refrigerator and continue with instructions in Adjusting the Controls.

11

About your water filter...

Water filter removal and installation

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

Bypass cartridge 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, and water has an unpleasant taste or odor, flush system by dispensing 2–3 glasses of water. If unpleasant taste or odor persists, change filter cartridge.

INITIAL INSTALL OF

WATER FILTER

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, and snap filter cover closed.

4.Reduce water spurts by flushing air from system. Run water continuously for 2 minutes through dispenser until water runs steady.

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 garbage.

3.Wipe up excess water in filter cover and continue with Initial Install of Water Filter, steps 2 and 3.

WHEN DO I CHANGE THE WATER FILTER?

The filter should be changed approximately every 6 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.

HOW DO I ORDER A REPLACEMENT FILTER CARTRIDGE?

Amana® Replacement Water Filter cartridge model WF50 is available through Amana® dealers and servicers. You may also order by calling 1-877-232-6771 within the U.S., or visit our local website www.amana.com.

I'M TRYING TO DISPENSE WATER TO FLUSH THE SYSTEM. WHERE'S THE WATER?

During initial use, allow about a 1 to 2 minute delay in water dispersal to allow internal water tank to fill.

WHAT IF I CHOOSE NOT TO USE THE WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM?

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

12

Water filter data

SYSTEM SPECIFICATION AND

PERFORMANCE DATA SHEET

REFRIGERATOR WATER FILTER

CARTRIDGE MODEL WF50

Specifications

 

Service Flow Rate (maximum) ...............................................

0.75 GPM (2.83 L/min)

Rated Service Life WF50-NI300 (maximum) .........................

300 gallons/1135 liters

Rated Service Life WF50-WI500 (maximum).........................

500 gallons/1892 liters

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

100° F/38° C

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

33° F/1° C

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

35 psi/138 kPa

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

120 psi/827 kPa

PERFORMANCE DATA

 

Influent Challenge

Effluent

Average %

Maximum

Min. Required

Inlet

Substance

Concentration

Average

Reduction

Effluent

Reduction

pH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead

0.15 mg/L +/- 10%

0.001 mg/L

99.33%

0.001 mg/L

0.010 mg/L

6.5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lead

0.15 mg/L +/- 10%

0.002 mg/L

98.66%

0.003 mg/L

0.010 mg/L

8.5

Cyst

Minimum 50,000/L

1count/mL

99.99%

3 count/mL

> 99.95%

NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Turbidity

11+/-1 NTU

0.12 NTU

98.98%

0.18 NTU

0.5 NTU

NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lindane

0.002 mg/L +/- 10%

0.00005 mg/L

97.62%

0.00005 mg/L

0.00002 mg/L

NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Atrazine

0.009 mg/L +/- 10%

0.0002 mg/L

97.93%

0.0006 mg/L

0.003 mg/L

NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chlorine

2.0 mg/L +/- 10%

0.09 mg/L

95.26%

0.17 mg/L

75%

NA

Particulate**

at least 10,000

900 count/mL

99.68%

2400 count/mL

85%

NA

 

particles/mL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2,4-D

0.210 mg/L +/- 10%

45.45 ug/L

84.42%

100 ug/L

0.0017 mg/L

NA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Asbestos

107 to 108 fibers/L; fibers greater

0.16 MFL/mL

99.96%

0.16 MFL/mL

99%

NA

 

than 10 micrometers in length

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*Tested using a flow rate of 0.75 GPM (2.83 L/min.) and a maximum pressure of 120 psi (827 kPa) under standard laboratory conditions, however, actual performance may vary. Health Claim Performance tested and certified by NSF International

**Particle size range classification of test. Particles used were 0.5 –1 microns.

GENERAL USE

CONDITIONS

Read this Performance Data Sheet and compare the capabilities of this refrigerator 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. Systems 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 Amana® Clean ‘n Clear™ retractable water filtration system uses a WF50 replacement cartridge. Timely replacement of filter cartridge is essential for performance satisfaction from this filtration system. Please refer to the applicable section in this Owner’s Manual for general operation, maintenance requirements and trouble shooting.

This system has been tested according to ANSI/NSF 42 and 53 for reduction of the substances listed below. 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.

Tested and certified by NSF International against ANSI/NSF Standards 42 and 53 in models WF50-WI300 and WF50-NI500 for the reduction of:

Standard No. 42: Aesthetic Effects

Standard No. 53: Health Effects

Taste and Odor Reduction

Chemical Reduction Unit

Chlorine Reduction

Lead, Atrazine, Lindane and 2, 4-D Reduction

Mechanical Filtration Unit

Mechanical Filtration Unit

Particulate Reduction Class 1

Cyst, Turbidity and Asbestos Reduction

 

 

1000 Apollo Road

Eagan, Minnesota U.S.A.

EPA EST #35917-MN-1

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Fresh food features

Interior shelves

CAUTION

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

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.

SPILLSAVER™

(SELECT MODELS)

Spillsaver™ Stationary Shelves hold simple spills for easier cleaning.

To remove shelves, lift up and out.

To install shelves, reverse above procedure.

Some models feature the Spillsaver™

EasyGlide™ Shelves.

EasyGlide™

shelves feature the convenience of easy cleaning with a pullout design to reach items in the back. For ease of cleaning, glass shelf may be removed by pulling to full extension and lifting out of frame.

To remove shelf and frame, see above instructions for Spillsaver™.

REAR SHELF EXTENSIONS

(SELECT MODELS)

Rear Shelf Extensions help prevent articles from falling off the back of the shelf.

To remove and install shelf extension:

To

remove,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pull

extension

 

 

 

 

 

 

straight

up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

from

rear

of

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

shelf.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To install, insert posts of the shelf extension into holes in the shelf frame.

SIDEGLIDE™ SHELVES

(SELECT MODELS)

SideGlide™ Shelves hook onto a rear double-crossbar assembly. Shelves may be aligned side by side to create a full width level surface, or if attached to separate crossbars, the shelves may slide left or right to accommodate storage needs.

To remove and install shelf:

To remove shelf, raise shelf 10° to

unhook from double crossbar and lift out.

To install, reverse above procedure.

To slide shelves:

Lift front of shelf slightly and slide left or right.

To remove and install doublecrossbar assembly:

To remove, slide assembly up to unhook from metal track.

To install, reverse above procedure.

Door storage

BEVERAGE CHILLER™/ MINI CHILLER™

(SELECT MODELS)

The temperature-controlled Beverage Chiller™ keeps beverages and other items colder than the rest of the fresh food section. Air inlet allows air from the freezer section to pass to Beverage Chiller™.

Controls

The Beverage Chiller™ control is located on the left wall of fresh food section. Control adjusts amount of air circulating in Beverage Chiller™. Turn control clockwise for colder temperature.

To remove and install Beverage Chiller™:

If located directly above Beverage Chiller™, dairy center or door bucket may need to be removed. Refer to appropriate instructions and remove item. Slide Beverage Chiller™ assembly up and pull straight out.

To install, align one of the

Beverage

B

Chiller™ cold

A

air intake

 

holes (A) with

 

one of the two

 

air inlets (B) in door liner. Push assembly down onto door liner retainer until it stops.

IMPORTANT: Beverage Chiller™ will not operate properly if air intake holes are not aligned with air inlet in door liner.

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DAIRY CENTER

The Dairy Center provides convenient storage for items such as butter, yogurt, cheese, etc.

This compartment is an adjustable feature located in the door. It can be moved to several different locations to accommodate storage needs.

To remove and install bin:

To remove, slide dairy center up

and pull out.

To install, slide assembly in

above desired door liner retainer and push down until it stops.

To remove and install dairy door:

To remove, press in sides of dairy door and pull out.

To install, slide sides of dairy door inside dairy center until hinge points snap into place.

TILT-OUT DOOR BUCKETS

(SELECT MODELS)

The Tilt-Out Bucket assembly consists of a bucket and frame, providing adjustable, convenient storage for food items in door. The bucket assembly tilts forward for easy access of items, and lifts out for ease in cleaning and adjusting.

To remove and install bucket:

To remove bucket, tip bucket forward and pull straight out to remove.

To install bucket, slide bucket into bucket frame and push bucket upright.

To adjust bucket frame:

Remove bucket per above instructions.

Lift frame off door support and place in desired door location.

DOOR BUCKETS

Door Buckets adjust to meet individual storage needs.

To remove, slide bucket up and pull straight out.

To install, reverse above procedure.

Climate-controlled drawers

HUMIDITY-CONTROLLED CRISPER DRAWERS

Crisper drawers are designed for fruit and vegetable storage.

Controls

Some crisper drawers are designed with an adjustable humidity control located above the drawers. Slide the control to the right for fruit storage (lower humidity) or to the left for vegetable storage (higher humidity).

To remove and install drawer:

To remove, pull drawer out to full extension. Tilt up front of drawer and pull straight out.

To install, guide drawer into frame and push back until drawer is flush with rear wall.

To remove and install shelf:

To remove, lift shelf from wall supports.

To install, lower shelf onto wall supports and push in until shelf is flush with rear wall.

PRODUCE STORAGE TIPS

Please observe the following rules when storing produce in humidity-controlled crisper drawers:

DO NOT wash produce before placing in crispers. Any additional moisture added to the drawers may cause produce to prematurely spoil.

DO NOT line crispers with paper towels. Towels will retain moisture.

Follow control instructions carefully. Not setting controls correctly may damage produce.

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Fresh food features,

DELI DRAWER

The Deli Drawer provides a drawer with a variable temperature control that keeps the compartment colder than refrigerator temperature.

NOTE: Cold air directed to the drawer can lower refrigerator temperature. Refrigerator control may need to be adjusted.

Controls

Located on the wall to the left of the drawer, the climate controls regulate the air temperature in the drawer. The cheese setting provides a temperature similar to that of the surrounding fresh food compartment. The meat setting provides a lower temperature within the drawer which is recommended when storing fresh meat, poultry or fish.

To remove and install drawer:

To remove, pull drawer out to full extension. Tilt up front of drawer and pull straight out.

To install, guide

drawer into frame and push back until drawer is flush with rear wall.

cont.

 

Storage drawers

Accessories

SNACK DRAWER

GRIP PADS

(SELECT MODELS)

(SELECT MODELS)

The Snack Drawer

The Grip Pads

can be used for

prevent objects from

storage of

sliding in the door bucket. Grip pads are

miscellaneous items

removable and are top-rack dishwasher

or extra produce.

safe for easy cleaning.

Controls

 

Some crisper drawers are designed with

 

an adjustable humidity control located

 

above the drawers. Slide the control to

 

the right for fruit storage (lower humidity)

 

or to the left for vegetable storage

 

(higher humidity).

 

To remove and install drawer:

 

To remove, pull drawer out to full

 

extension. Tilt up front of drawer and

 

pull straight out.

 

To install, guide drawer into frame

 

and push back until drawer is flush

 

with rear wall.

 

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.

 

To remove and install Beverage

 

Organizer™:

 

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

To reinstall, reverse above procedure.

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Freezer features

Automatic ice maker

CAUTION

To avoid property damage, observe the following:

DO NOT force ice maker arm down or up.

DO NOT place or store anything in ice storage bin.

This ice maker creates the ice used in the dispensing system.

Using Ice Maker for the First Time

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

After freezer section reaches between 0° to 2°F (-18° to -17° C), ice maker fills with water and begins operating.

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.

Operating Instructions

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

After freezer section reaches 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 3 hours.

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.

IMPORTANT: Quick Chill Zone™ should not be installed if ice maker arm is in “off” position.

Interior shelves

FIXED FREEZER SHELF

To remove and install clip-mounted shelves:

To remove, pull shelf from wall mounting clips and pull left side of shelf out of wall mounting holes.

To install, place shelf in mounting hole and attach to wall mounting clips.

HANGING WIRE SHELF

(SELECT MODELS)

Hanging Wire Shelf provides extra storage for ice cube trays, boxed frozen foods, ice packs, etc.

To remove shelf:

Pinch rung hook of hanging wire

shelf inward to release hanging wire

shelf from right side of Stor-Mor®

shelf. Shelf

will swing downward.

Press rung hook of hanging wire shelf outward to remove shelf from freezer section.

To install shelf:

Perform above steps in reverse order.

QUICK CHILL ZONE™

Quick Chill Zone™ shelf provides a space for items to be chilled or frozen quickly.

To remove:

Lift Quick Chill Zone™ shelf from ice bin rails and pull straight out.

To install:

Fit shelf over top of ice maker and lower onto ice bucket rails.

IMPORTANT: Quick Chill Zone™ should not be installed if ice maker arm is in “off” position.

WARNING

To avoid possible injury, including death, do not place glass items in chill shelf. Glass objects may shatter or explode if exposed to extreme cold.

STOR-MOR® SYSTEM

Baskets (style may vary) slide out for easy access of items in back. Shelves can be removed to meet individual storage needs.

To remove and install rail-mounted shelves:

To remove, snap right side of shelf from cabinet railing and remove from wall mounting clips.

To install, replace shelf in wall mounting clips. Be sure back edge of shelf is flush with back of cabinet and snap shelf into cabinet railing.

To remove and install basket:

To remove, lift of basket and pull

out to its full extension. Lift up

front of basket and remove.

To install, slide basket into rails at bottom of freezer section. Lift up front of basket, and slide to the back of refrigerator.

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Freezer features, cont.

ICE STORAGE BIN

The Ice Storage

Ice Storage

Bin is located below

Bin

the automatic

 

dispensing ice

 

maker.

 

To remove and

 

install ice storage bin:

 

To remove bin, remove the Quick Chill Zone™.

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 rails below ice maker until bin locks into place. Drop ice maker arm to activate ice maker, and replace Quick Chill Zone™.

Door storage

ADJUSTABLE DOOR BUCKETS

Door Buckets adjust to meet individual storage needs.

To remove buckets:

Lift the door bucket

it clears the retainers door liner, then

door bucket straight out.

To reinstall buckets:

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

IMPORTANT:

Ice bin must be locked in proper

place for proper

ice dispensing. If freezer door does not close, bin is not in proper location. Turn auger driver counterclockwise (as shown) to properly align ice bin with back of refrigerator.

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 Bucket assembly consists of a bucket and frame, providing adjustable, convenient storage for food items in door. The bucket assembly tilts forward for easy access of items, and lifts out for ease in cleaning and adjusting.

To remove and install bucket:

To remove, tip bucket forward

and pull straight out to remove.

To install bucket, slide bucket into bucket frame and push bucket upright.

To adjust bucket frame:

Remove bucket per above instructions.

Lift frame off door support and place in desired door location.

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Front Fill
Button

Dispenser features

Dispenser light

A light activates within the dispenser area at full power when dispensing ice or water.

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.

Dispenser

Pad

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. Continuous water running into tray will cause tray to overflow.

Removable

Tray

FRONT FILL BUTTON

(SELECT MODELS)

The Front Fill 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 Fill button.

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 1- to 2-minute delay while water tank fills before water dispenses. Discard first 10-14 containers 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 from 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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Dispenser features, cont.

control features

NOTE: These directions pertain to 5-button and 3-button controls only. If your unit has LCD controls, please refer to the information booklet located in your literature packet.

ICE DISPENSER

OPERATION

To dispense ice:

Select CUBED or CRUSHED ice mode by pushing button on dispenser control panel. A green indicator light above button shows mode selection.

Press container

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

close to chute as possible to reduce spraying.

Selection mode may not be changed while ice dispenser is in operation.

NOTE: If dispenser is active for more than 3 minutes, an automatic lock out sensor will shut down power to dispenser area. See Dispenser Lock for unlocking information.

DISPENSER LOCK

(SELECT MODELS)

This feature prevents ice or water from being dispensed.

To lock dispenser:

Press and hold DISPENSER LOCK button for 3 seconds. A green indicator light above button confirms dispenser is locked.

To unlock dispenser:

Hold DISPENSER LOCK button for 3 seconds. Green indicator light above

20 button will go out.

FILTER STATUS INDICATOR LIGHT

(SELECT MODELS)

The 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 DISPENSER LOCK and WATER buttons simultaneously for 4 seconds. The green filter status indicator light will flash 3 times when the function has successfully reset.

AUTO LIGHT

(SELECT MODELS)

The Auto Light function offers the ability to activate the dispenser light at halfpower when the Light Sensor detects that the light levels in room are low.

To activate Auto Light:

Press AUTO LIGHT button located on control panel. A green indicator light above button displays to show that sensor is active.

To deactivate Auto Light:

Press AUTO LIGHT button. Green indicator light will go out.

NOTE: Dispenser light will operate whether or not Auto Light is selected.

SABBATH MODE

(SELECT MODELS)

This mode is intended to deactivate power to the LED and dispenser lights, while allowing the controls to remain operational.

To activate Sabbath Mode:

Press and hold both DISPENSER LOCK and AUTO LIGHT buttons simultaneously for 3 to 4 seconds. After 3 to 4 seconds, the LED and dispenser lights will turn off.

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

To deactivate Sabbath Mode:

Press and hold both DISPENSER LOCK and AUTO LIGHT buttons simultaneously for 3 to 4 seconds. After 3 to 4 seconds, the LED and dispenser lights will activate.

NOTE: In the event that power is interrupted while the Sabbath Mode is active, the control will remain in Sabbath Mode when power returns.

Hints and care

How to clean your refrigerator

WARNING

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

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.

PART

DO NOT USE

DO

Textured Doors

Abrasive or harsh cleaners

Use 4 tablespoons (60 milliliters) of baking soda dissolved in

and Exterior

Ammonia

1 quart (1 liter) warm soapy water.

Cabinet Interior

Chlorine bleach

Rinse surfaces with clean warm water and dry immediately to

Concentrated detergents or

avoid water spots.

 

 

solvents

 

 

Metal or plastic-textured

 

 

scouring pads

 

 

 

 

Stainless Steel Doors

Abrasive or harsh cleaners

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

and Exterior*

Ammonia

Rinse surfaces with clean warm water and dry immediately to

IMPORTANT: Damage

Chlorine bleach

avoid water spots.

to stainless steel finish

Concentrated detergents or

After cleaning, rinse and dry. To restore luster and remove

due to improper use of

solvents

streaks, follow with Stainless Steel Magic Spray* (Part No.

cleaning products or

Metal or plastic-textured

20000008).

non-recommended

scouring pads

 

products is not covered

Vinegar-based products

 

under this product’s

Citrus-based cleaners

 

warranty.

 

 

 

 

 

Door Gaskets

Abrasive or harsh cleaners

 

 

Metal or plastic-textured

 

 

scouring pads

 

 

 

 

Condenser Coil

 

Use a vacuum cleaner hose nozzle.

Remove base grille to

 

 

access

 

 

 

 

 

Condenser Fan Outlet

 

Use a vacuum cleaner hose nozzle with brush attachment.

Grille

 

 

See back of refrigerator

 

 

 

 

 

Accessories Shelves,

A dishwasher

Follow removal and installation instructions from appropriate

buckets, drawers, etc.

 

feature section.

 

 

Allow items to adjust to room temperature.

 

 

Dilute mild detergent with water 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.

 

 

 

*Cleaner is available for order through your manufacturer. Call our parts specialists at 1-877-232-6771 inside U.S.A. Outside the U.S.A., contact our local appliance dealer or parts distributor.

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Hints and care, cont.

How to remove odors from refrigerator

1.Remove all food.

2.Disconnect refrigerator.

3.Clean the following items–paying special attention to crevices–using the appropriate instructions in How to Clean Your Refrigerator:

Walls, floor, and ceiling of cabinet interior.

Drawers, shelves, and gaskets.

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

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

6.Connect power to refrigerator and return food.

7.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 24–48 hours.

5.Repeat steps 5 through 7 above.

Energy saving ideas

Avoid overcrowding refrigerator shelves. This reduces effectivity of 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 23 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.

Refer to section on temperature controls for recommended control settings.

Clean door gaskets as indicated in the cleaning section every 3 months. 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 leveling section.

Clean condenser coils off as indicated in the cleaning section every 3 months. This will increase energy efficiency and cooling performance.

How to remove and replace 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, connect power.

CAUTION

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

Allow light bulb to cool.

Wear gloves when replacing light bulb.

UPPER FRESH FOOD SECTION

1. Locate finger

gaps on each side of clear light

shield. Insert

fingers and press in on each side of shield. Pull shield down and remove.

2.Remove light bulbs.

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

4.Replace light bulb cover by inserting front tabs of light shield into slots directly in front of light assembly.

LOWER FRESH FOOD SECTION B

1. Pinch bottom tabs

(A) on light cover and pull straight out.

A

2. Remove light bulb.

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

4. Insert top tabs (B) of light cover into liner slots and snap bottom portion over light assembly.

FREEZER SECTION

1.

Remove ice bin by

A

 

lifting front of bin

 

 

and pulling out.

 

2.

Remove light bulb

 

cover by pinching top tab

B

 

(A) and pulling cover out.

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

4.Insert bottom tab (B) of light cover into liner slots and snap top portion over light assembly.

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

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Normal operating sounds

Today’s refrigerators use foam insulation and are more energy efficient than refrigerators of the past. However, foam insulation is not as sound absorbent as former insulated models. As a result, certain sounds may be unfamiliar. In time, these sounds will become familiar. Please refer to this information before calling service.

TOPIC

POSSIBLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

Clicking

Freezer control (A) clicks when

Normal operation

 

starting or stopping compressor.

 

 

Defrost timer or electric damper

Normal operation

 

control (select models) (B)

 

 

sounds like an electric clock

 

 

and makes an occasional click

 

 

or snap.

 

Air rushing or whirring

Condenser fan (D) makes this

Normal operation

 

noise while operating.

 

 

Freezer fan (C) makes this

Normal operation

 

noise while operating.

 

 

Freezer fan (C) slows to a stop

Normal operation

 

as the freezer door is opened.

 

Gurgling or boiling

Evaporator (E) and heat

Normal operation

sound

exchanger (F) refrigerant make

 

 

this noise when flowing.

 

Thumping

Ice cubes from ice maker drop

Normal operation

 

into ice bucket (G).

 

 

Dispenser ice chute (H) closing.

Normal operation

Vibrating noise

Compressor (I) makes a

Normal operation

 

pulsating sound while running.

 

 

Refrigerator is not level.

See leveling instructions in Installing Your Refrigerator.

Buzzing

Ice maker water valve (J)

Normal operation

 

hookup buzzes when ice maker

 

 

fills with water.

 

Humming

Ice maker (K) is in the ‘on’

Stop sound by raising ice maker arm to ‘off’ position. See

 

position without water

Automatic Ice Maker section in your

 

connection.

manual.

 

Ice auger (L) hums as auger

Normal operation

 

agitates ice during dispensing.

 

 

Compressor (I) can make a

Normal operation

 

high pitched hum while

 

 

operating.

 

 

Solenoid valve (M) operating ice

Normal operation

 

chute door.

 

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Troubleshooting

Operation

 

PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

 

Freezer control and lights

Refrigerator is in defrost mode.

Normal operation. Wait 40 minutes to see if unit restarts.

 

are on, but compressors

 

 

 

are not operating

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Environment-controlled

Control settings are too low.

See drawer section in Fresh Food Features to adjust controls.

 

drawers are too warm

Freezer controls are set too low.

See temperature controls section in Setting and Maintaining

 

 

 

Proper Temperatures to adjust your controls.

 

 

Drawer is improperly positioned.

See drawer section in Fresh Food Features to properly install

 

 

 

drawers.

 

Refrigerator does not

Refrigerator is not plugged in.

Plug in unit.

 

operate

Dial control in freezer is set to off (select

See dial temperature controls section in Setting and

 

 

models)

Maintaining Proper Temperatures to adjust your controls.

 

 

Electronic temperature controls (select

See hidden electronic control section under Dispenser

 

 

models) have been turned off.

Features.

 

 

Fuse is blown, or circuit breaker needs to be

Replace any blown fuses. Check circuit breaker and reset if

 

 

reset.

necessary.

 

 

Power outage has occurred.

Call local power company listing to report outage.

 

Refrigerator still won’t

Unit is malfunctioning

Unplug refrigerator and transfer food to another unit. If

 

operate

 

another unit is not available, place dry ice in freezer section to

 

 

 

preserve food. Warranty does not cover food loss. Contact

 

 

 

service for assistance.

 

Electronic controls (select

Controls have detected functional problems

Contact servicer for assistance.

 

models) read EO, ES, or

and will attempt to regulate temperature until

 

 

ERROR in display.

service is obtained.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Temperature of food is

Condenser coils are dirty.

Clean according to cleaning instructions in Hints and Care.

 

too cold

Refrigerator or freezer controls are set too

See temperature control section in Setting and Maintaining

 

 

high.

Proper Temperatures to adjust your controls.

 

Food temperature

Door is not closing properly.

See leveling instructions in Installing Your Refrigerator.

 

appears too warm

 

Check for internal obstructions that are keeping door from

 

 

 

closing properly (i.e. improperly closed drawers, ice buckets,

 

 

 

oversized or improperly stored containers or foodstuffs, etc.).

 

 

Door gaskets are not sealing properly.

Clean according to cleaning instructions in Hints and Care.

 

 

Controls need to be adjusted.

See temperature controls section in Setting and Maintaining

 

 

 

Proper Temperatures to adjust your controls.

 

 

Condenser coils are dirty.

Clean according to cleaning instructions in Hints and Care.

 

 

Rear air grille is blocked.

Check the positioning of food items in refrigerator to make

 

 

 

sure grille is not blocked. Rear air grille is located behind

 

 

 

crisper drawers.

 

 

Door has been opened frequently, or has

Reduce time door is open. Organize food items efficiently to

 

 

been opened for long periods of time.

assure door is open for as short a time as possible.

 

 

 

Allow interior environment to adjust for period the door has

 

 

 

been open.

 

 

Food has recently been added.

Allow time for recently-added food to reach refrigerator or

 

 

 

freezer temperature.

 

Refrigerator has an odor

Compartment is dirty or has odor-causing food.

Refer to odor removal section in Hints and Care.

 

 

 

 

 

Water droplets form on

Door is not closing properly.

Check for internal obstructions that are keeping door from

 

outside of refrigerator

 

closing properly (i.e. improperly closed drawers, ice buckets,

 

 

 

oversized or improperly stored containers or foodstuffs, etc.).

 

 

 

See leveling instructions in Installing Your Refrigerator.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Door gaskets are not sealing properly.

Clean according to cleaning instructions in Hints and Care.

 

 

Humidity levels are high.

Normal during times of high humidity.

 

 

Controls require adjustment.

See temperature controls section in Setting and Maintaining

 

 

 

Proper Temperatures to adjust your controls.

 

Water droplets form on

Humidity levels are high or door has been

Reduce time door is open. Organize food items efficiently to

 

inside of refrigerator

opened frequently.

assure door is open for as short a time as possible.

 

 

Door gaskets are not sealing properly.

Clean according to cleaning instructions in Hints and Care.

 

Refrigerator or ice maker

Normal operation.

Refer to noise section of Troubleshooting for details.

 

make unfamiliar sounds

 

 

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or seems too loud

 

 

 

 

 

Operation, cont.

PROBLEM

POSSIBLE CAUSE

SOLUTION

Temperature-controlled

Contents of drawer, or positioning of items in

See drawer section in Fresh Food Features to properly

drawer and/or crisper

the surrounding compartment could be

install drawers.

drawer do not close freely

obstructing drawer

 

 

Drawer is not in proper position

 

 

 

 

 

Refrigerator is not level.

See leveling instructions in Installing Your Refrigerator.

 

Drawer channels are dirty or need treatment.

Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to drawer channels.

Refrigerator runs too

Doors have been opened frequently or have

Reduce time door is open. Organize food items efficiently to

frequently

been opened for long periods of time.

assure door is open for as short a time as possible.

 

 

Allow interior environment to adjust for period the door has

 

 

been open.

 

Humidity or heat in surrounding area is high.

Normal operation.

 

Food has recently been added.

Allow time for recently-added food to reach refrigerator or

 

 

freezer temperature.

 

Refrigerator is exposed to heat by

Evaluate your refrigerator’s environment. See location

 

environment or by appliances nearby.

selection section in Installing Your Refrigerator.

 

Condenser coils are dirty.

Clean according to cleaning instructions in Hints and Care.

 

Controls need to be adjusted.

See temperature controls section in Setting and Maintaining

 

 

Proper Temperatures to adjust your controls.

 

Door is not closing properly

See leveling instructions in Installing Your Refrigerator.

 

 

Check for internal obstructions that are keeping door from

 

 

closing properly (i.e. improperly closed drawers, ice buckets,

 

 

oversized or improperly stored containers or foodstuffs, etc.).

 

Door gaskets are not sealing properly.

Clean according to cleaning instructions in Hints and Care.

 

 

 

Ice and water

Water appears cloudy

Air or air bubbles in water.

This is normal when first using dispenser and will disappear

 

 

with use.

Particles in water

Carbon dust from water filter cartridge.

Initial water ejected through cartridge may contain harmless

and/or ice cubes.

 

carbon dust flushed from cartridge. Particles are safe for

 

 

consumption. Will disappear after the first few uses.

 

Concentrations of minerals in water will form

Particles are not harmful and naturally occur in water

 

particles when water becomes frozen and melts.

supplies.

No indicator lights

Freezer door is not closed.

Verify that freezer door is closed. Power is removed from the

are lit on dispenser

 

control when freezer door is opened.

control

Refrigerator is not plugged in.

Plug in refrigerator.

 

Fuse is blown, or circuit breaker needs to be

Replace any blown fuses. Check circuit breakers for any

 

reset.

tripped circuits.

 

Power outage has occurred.

Call local power company listing to report outage.

 

 

 

 

Refrigerator is in Sabbath Mode (select models).

See Dispenser Features section for further information.

Neither ice nor water is

Freezer door is not closed.

Verify that freezer door is closed. Power is removed from the

dispensed when pads are

 

control when freezer door is opened.

pushed

Controls are in lock mode.

See control instructions in Dispenser Features.

 

Water tank is filling.

At initial use, there is an approximate 45-second delay in

 

 

dispensing while the internal water tank is filling.

 

Ice maker or ice maker-equipped refrigerator

Wait 24 hours for ice production to begin and for ice maker to

 

has just recently been installed or a large

restock after emptied.

 

amount of ice has just been used.

 

 

Water filter is clogged or needs to be

Change water filter.

 

changed.

 

Ice maker is not

Ice maker has just recently been installed, or

Wait 24 hours for ice production to begin and for ice maker to

producing enough ice

a large amount of ice has just been used.

restock after emptied.

or ice is malformed

Water pressure is too low.

Low water pressure can cause valve to leak. Water pressure

 

 

must be between 20 to 100 pounds per square inch to function

 

 

properly. A minimum pressure of 35 pounds per square inch is

 

 

recommended for refrigerators with water filters.

 

Water filter is clogged or needs to be

Change water filter.

 

changed.

 

 

 

 

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Troubleshooting, cont.

Ice and water, cont.

Ice maker is not

Ice maker arm is not in correct position.

Confirm ice maker arm is down. See Freezer Features

producing ice

 

section in your owner’s manual for details

 

 

 

 

Household water supply is not reaching water

Check water connection procedure written in Installing Your

 

valve

Refrigerator.

 

Copper or plastic tubing has kinks.

Turn off water supply and remove kinks. If kinks cannot be

 

 

removed, replace tubing.

 

 

 

 

Water pressure is too low.

Water pressure must be between 20 to 100 pounds per square

 

 

inch to function properly. A minimum pressure of 35 pounds per

 

 

square inch is recommended for refrigerators with water filters.

 

Check freezer temperature.

See temperature controls section in Setting and Maintaining

 

 

Proper Temperature to adjust your controls. Freezer must be

 

 

between 0 to 2° F (-18 to –17° C) to produce ice.

 

Ice bin is not installed properly

See ice bin section for proper installation and alignment.

 

Improper water valve was installed.

Check water connection procedure in Installing Your

 

 

Refrigerator. Self-piercing and 316” saddle valves cause low

 

 

water pressure and may clog the line over time. The

 

 

manufacturer is not responsible for property damage due

 

 

to improper installation or water connection.

Water filter indicator light

Water filter needs to be replaced.

If filter is not available, replace with bypass filter. See

is red

 

Dispenser Features section for directions.

 

Filter indicator sensor needs to be reset.

See Dispenser Features section for directions.

Refrigerator is leaking

Plastic tubing was used to complete water

The manufacturer recommends using copper tubing for

water

connection.

installation. Plastic is less durable and can cause leakage.

 

 

The manufacturer is not responsible for property damage

 

 

due to improper installation or water connection.

 

Improper water valve was installed

Check water connection procedure in Installing Your

 

 

Refrigerator. Self-piercing and 316” saddle valves cause low

 

 

water pressure and may clog the line over time. The

 

 

manufacturer is not responsible for property damage due

 

 

to improper installation or water connection.

Ice forms in inlet tube

Water pressure is low.

Water pressure must be between 20 to 100 pounds per

to ice maker

 

square inch to function properly. A minimum pressure of 35

 

 

pounds per square inch is recommended for refrigerators with

 

 

water filters.

 

Freezer temperature is too high.

See temperature controls section in Setting and Maintaining

 

 

Proper Temperature to adjust your controls. Freezer must be

 

 

between 0 to 2° F (-18 to –17° C) to produce ice.

Water flow is slower

Water pressure is too low.

Water pressure must be between 20 to 100 pounds per

than normal

 

square inch to function properly. A minimum pressure of 35

 

 

pounds per square inch is recommended for refrigerators with

 

 

water filters.

 

Improper water valve was installed.

Check water connection procedure in Installing Your

 

 

Refrigerator. Self-piercing and 316” saddle valves cause low

 

 

water pressure and may clog the line over time. The

 

 

manufacturer is not responsible for property damage due

 

 

to improper installation or water connection.

 

Copper or plastic tubing has kinks.

Turn off water supply and remove kinks. If kinks cannot be

 

 

removed, replace tubing.

 

Water filter is clogged or needs to be

Change water filter.

 

changed.

 

Dispenser water is not

Refrigerator has been recently installed.

Allow approximately 12 hours for water in holding tank to chill.

cold

Water supply in holding tank has been

 

 

depleted.

 

 

Water has settled into water lines outside

Discard first glass of water and refill.

 

holding tank and has warmed to room

 

 

temperature.

 

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