Amana ARS9168AC, ARS9168AW, Refrigerator, ARS2666AW, ARS2367AC, Refrigerator ARS2364AW, ARS9167AC, ARS2367AS, ARS9167AS, ARS2667AS, ARS2667AC, ARS2665AC, ARS2366AB, ARS2665AW, ARS2367AW, ARS2664AW, Refrigerator ARS2365AB, Refrigerator ARS2364AC, ARS2667AW, ARS2366AW, ARS2664AC, ARS2365AC, ARS9167AW, ARS2364AB, ARS2667AB, ARS2365AW, ARS2367AB, ARS9167AB, ARS9168AS, ARS2666AB, ARS9169AS, ARS2666AC, ARS2664AB, ARS2366AC, ARS2665AB, ARS9168AB User Manual

1.57 Mb
Loading...

®

®

Side-by-Side

Refrigerator

Owner’s Manual

English ........................................................................

2

Keep these instructions for future reference. Be sure this

Español.....................................................................

20

manual stays with refrigerator.

Français ....................................................................

39

 

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

*Energy Star® applies to some models. Qualifying models are designated with the Energy Star® logo located on the product.

Contents

Electrical Requirements .....................................................

2

Model Identification ............................................................

2

Service ...............................................................................

2

AsureExtended Service Plan ...........................................

2

Parts and Accessories........................................................

2

Proper Disposal of your Refrigerator .................................

3

Installation Instructions .......................................................

3

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

5

Installation Checklist ..........................................................

6

Refrigerator Features .........................................................

7

Refrigerator Shelves ...................................................

7

Chiller FreshSystem (Some models) ........................

7

Deli Drawer(Some models) ......................................

7

Beverage Organizer (Some models) ..........................

7

Garden FreshHumidity-Controlled Crispers

 

(Some models) ............................................................

7

Storage Rack (Some models) .....................................

8

Covered Storage Bucket (Some models) ....................

8

Dairy Center (Some models) ......................................

8

Snack Shelf (Some models) ........................................

8

Temperature-Controlled Beverage

 

Chiller(Some models) ..............................................

9

Door Buckets and Shelves ..........................................

9

Adjustable Divider (Some models) ...........................

10

Tall Package Retainer (Some models) .....................

10

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

10

Automatic Ice Maker (Some models) ........................

10

Stor-Mor® System ......................................................

10

Tilt Out Bin (Some models) .......................................

11

Removing Ice Bucket ................................................

11

Ice ’N WaterSlide Control Dispenser

 

(Some models) .................................................................

12

Ice ’N WaterElectronic Control Dispenser

 

(Some models) .................................................................

13

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

14

General .....................................................................

14

Odor Removal ...........................................................

14

Adhesives .................................................................

14

Door Gaskets ............................................................

14

Condenser Coils .......................................................

14

Glass Shelves ...........................................................

15

Light Bulbs ................................................................

15

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

16

Before Calling For Service ...............................................

17

Energy Tips ......................................................................

18

Vacation Tips ....................................................................

18

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

19

Recognize this symbol as a safety ! precaution.

Electrical Requirements

!WARNING

To avoid electrical shock which could cause severe personal injury or death, do not cut or remove round grounding prong from plug. Do not remove warning tag from power cord.

Do not use a two-prong adapter. Do not use an extension cord.

This refrigerator is equipped with a three-prong (grounding) plug for protection against possible shock hazards. If a two-prong wall receptacle is encountered, contact

a qualified electrician and have the two-prong wall receptacle replaced with a properly grounded three-prong wall

receptacle in accordance with the National Electrical Code.

Refrigerator is designed to operate on a separate 103 to 126 volt, 15 amp., 60 cycle line.

Model Identification

Thank you for purchasing this Amana® refrigerator. Please read this Owner's Manual thoroughly. This manual provides proper maintenance information. Any questions, call the Consumer Affairs Department at 1-800-843-0304 inside U.S.A. and 1-319-622-5511 outside U.S.A. You may also contact us on the web at www.amana.com.

Complete registration card and promptly return. If registration card is missing, call the Consumer Affairs Department. Keep a copy of sales receipt for future reference.

When contacting Amana, provide product information. Product information is on the serial plate, located on ceiling of Fresh Food section. Record the following information:

Model Number: _______________________________

Manufacturing Number: _________________________

S/N or Serial Number: __________________________

Date of purchase: _____________________________

Dealer’s name and address: ______________________

___________________________________________

Service

Keep a copy of sales receipt for future reference or in case warranty service is required. Any questions or to locate an authorized servicer, call 1-800-NAT-LSVC (1-800-628-5782) inside U.S.A. 319-622-5511 outside U.S.A, or contact www.amana.com. Warranty service must be performed by an authorized servicer. Amana also recommends contacting an authorized servicer if service is required after warranty expires.

AsureExtended 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 1-800-528-2682, or contact us at www.amana.com for information.

Parts and Accessories

Purchase replacement parts and additional accessories (e.g. refrigerator shelves) over the phone. To order accessories for your Amana product, call 1-800-843-0304 inside U.S.A. or 319-622-5511 outside U.S.A. You may

2 also contact us at www.amana.com.

For more information visit our web site: www.amana.com

!DANGER

Proper Disposal of your

Refrigerator

IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrigerators are still dangerous—even if they will sit 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 that children may not easily climb inside.

Installation Instructions

Proper installation will ensure this refrigerator operates most efficiently. Amana cannot be responsible for improper installation.

1. Remove doors if necessary.

!WARNING

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

a.Remove toe grille by pulling straight forward. Grille snaps free.

b.Dispenser Models

Loosen water tube clamp screw. Loosen plastic water tube union nut. Pull water tube away from union nut and through tube clamp.

A

C

B

A. Plastic water tube union nut C. Water tube

B.Water tube clamp screw

c. Remove top hinge cover(A).

A

B

A. Top hinge cover

B. Top hinge

!WARNING

To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death, green ground wire must remain attached to hinge.

d.Dispenser Models Only

Unplug top hinge wire connectors(D). Remove 5/16" hex head screws. Do not remove either green ground wire or screw(E) from hinge(C).

Carefully remove top hinge(C) from harness connectors(D).

D

C

E

C. Top hinge

E. Green ground wire and screw

D.Hinge wire connectors

d.Non-Dispensing Models

Carefully lift and remove top hinge(G) by removing 5/16" hex head screws(F). Do not disturb position of

hinge shims.

F

G

F.

5/

16

" hex head screws

G. Top hinge

e. Remove doors.

3

!CAUTION

To avoid property damage, protect soft vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs, or other protective material when moving refrigerator.

f.Rehang doors by reversing steps a–e. Use a dime at top of doors to space doors ¾" (18 mm) from cabinet.

2.Install Water Filtration Cartridge (Some models)

a.Remove bypass cartridge from water filter head in rear right corner of refrigerator section. Twist cartridge counterclockwise ¼ turn and pull down to remove. Save bypass to use if water filter replacement cartridge is not immediately available.

b.See Water Filtration System Installation and Operating Instructions provided with water filter cartridge for filter installation and operation.

The amount and condition of water used determines the life span of the water filter cartridge. Replacement for a household with average water consumption would be approximately six months. If water usage is high, or if water is of poor quality, replacement may have to take place before six months. See Water Filtration System Installation and Operating Instructions provided with water filter cartridge for more information.

3. Connecting Water Supply

!WARNING

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

!CAUTION

To avoid property damage, observe the following:

Confirm water pressure to water valve is between 20 and 100 pounds per square inch.

If water filter will be installed, water pressure to water valve must be a minimum of 35 pounds per square inch.

Tighten nut by hand to avoid cross threading. Finish tightening nuts with pliers and wrenches. Do not overtighten.

Check for water leaks and correct if necessary before returning refrigerator to normal location and 24 hours after connecting.

Important

Before connecting water supply, contact a plumber to connect copper tubing to household plumbing in compliance with local codes and ordinances.

A self–piercing or 3/16" (4.8 mm) saddle valve is not recommended. Both reduce water flow, become clogged with time and may cause leaks if

repair is attempted. The correct type of shut off valve requires a ¼" (6 mm) hole to be drilled in water supply pipe prior to valve attachment. The manufacturer is not responsible for property damage caused by improper water connection.

Materials Required

¼" (6 mm) flexible copper tubing. Length of copper tubing must reach from water supply connection plus an additional 8' (2 m) for service loop behind refrigerator.

Procedure

a.Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet port. Place brass nut and brass sleeve on copper tubing. Insert copper tubing into water valve inlet port. Connect brass nut on copper tubing to water valve inlet port. Confirm copper tubing is secure by pulling on copper tubing.

A

C

B

D

E

A.

“P” clamp

B.

Copper tubing

C.

Brass nut

D.

Brass sleeve

E.Water valve inlet connection

b.Turn on water supply to refrigerator and check for leaks. Correct any leaks.

c. Create service loop using extreme care to avoid kinks. Secure copper tubing to refrigerator cabinet with a “P” clamp.

4.Plug in power cord.

5.Move refrigerator into final location.

!CAUTION

To avoid property damage, protect soft vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs, or other protective material when moving refrigerator.

a.Slide appliance cart under side of refrigerator. Wrap refrigerator with blanket or pad. Thread cart strap around refrigerator and tighten. Do not overtighten

strap. Move refrigerator in front of final location.

!CAUTION

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

6. Stabilize refrigerator and align doors.

If refrigerator rocks or is not stable on floor perform the following:

• Determine which rear corner is rocking.

4

Controls

Remove toe grille to gain access to roller adjustment screws.

!CAUTION

To avoid property damage and damage to the unit, do not use power tools to adjust leveling. Use hand tools only.

Turn rear roller adjustment screw clockwise to raise corner that is rocking.

B

A

C

A.

Rear roller adjustment screw

C. Front roller adjustment screw

B.

Door hinge screws

 

This refrigerator is designed to operate at normal household temperatures of 55° to 110°F (13° to 43°C).

Refrigerator and Freezer Controls

Refrigerator and freezer controls are located on upper rear wall of refrigerator section.

A

B

A.Freezer control

B.Refrigerator control

Check alignment of top of doors. If doors are level replace toe grille.

If tops of doors are not level perform the following steps:

Remove toe grille.

Determine which door needs to be lowered.

To lower corner of door, turn front roller adjustment screw counterclockwise.

Roller adjustment screw should be turned until doors are level.

A

A.Turn roller adjustment screw to lower door.

If the unit has reached the bottom of its adjustment range, and the doors are still not level–raise the opposite door by turning its roller adjustment screw clockwise.

When freezer control is set to off, neither refrigerator nor freezer sections will cool.

Setting Controls

With setting 1 being the warmest and setting 7 being the coldest, start by setting both controls to 4.

Adjust controls by using a household thermometer that includes temperatures between -5° to 50°F (-21° to 10°C).

Place thermometer snugly between frozen packages in freezer section. Wait 5 to 8 hours. If freezer temperature is not 0° to 2°F (-17° to -16°C), adjust freezer control by one number at a time. Check temperature again after 5 to 8 hours.

Place thermometer in a glass of water in middle of refrigerator section. Wait 5 to 8 hours. If refrigerator temperature is not 38° to 40°F (3° to 4°C), adjust refrigerator control by one number at a time. Check temperature again after 5 to 8 hours.

B

B.Turn roller adjustment screw to raise door.

7.Review “Installation Checklist” in Owner’s Manual with consumer.

5

Installation Checklist

This checklist is for personal records only.

Consumer Installer

Doors

Doors are aligned with each other. (After food has been added to refrigerator , consumer should check door alignment).

Doors seal completely to refrigerator cabinet.

Handles are solidly attached to doors.

Ice ’NWaterDispenser Models

If doors were removed to install refrigerator, top hinge wire connectors are reconnected.

Leveling

Refrigerator is stable.

Toe grille is properly attached to refrigerator.

Ice Maker

Water supply to refrigerator is turned on.

Water leaks are not present at connection between household water supply and refrigerator. (After 24 hours, consumer should check connection for water leaks.)

Ice maker arm is in on position for ice production. (It may take up to 24 hours for first harvest of ice.)

Product Literature

Owner's manual is reviewed including the following information.

Product registration card

Water filter installation and replacement (see water filtration package)

Refrigerator and freezer controls

Chiller Freshsystem

Garden Freshcrispers

Normal operating sounds

Water Filter (Some models)

Bypass cartridge is removed and water filter is installed

Water leaks are not present around filter head

Filter indicator light function is explained (some models)

Notes

Consumer's Signature

Installer's Signature

Installer's Company Name/Phone Number

Date

6

Refrigerator Features

!CAUTION

To avoid property damage, confirm shelf is secure before placing items on shelf.

Refrigerator Shelves

All models feature Spillsavershelves. Spillsavershelves hold simple spills for easier cleaning. Shelves adjust up or down to meet individual storage needs.

!CAUTION

To avoid personal injury or property damage, handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Shelves may break suddenly if nicked, scratched, or exposed to sudden temperature change.

Remove shelves by lifting front, releasing hooks from metal track then pulling out.

Replace shelves by inserting hooks into metal track and lowering front.

Some models also feature EasyGlideshelves that pull forward for easy access of items in back.

A

B

A. Spillsaver™ Shelf

B. EasyGlide™ Shelf (Some models)

Chiller FreshSystem (Some models)

Chiller Freshsystem features a drawer inside a sleeve. Air circulates between drawer and sleeve. This system keeps food fresh longer and up to 5°F (3°C) colder than refrigerator temperature. Use this drawer for deli storage or additional produce storage.

Chiller Freshcontrol is located below front shelf trim. Control adjusts amount of air circulating around drawer. Slide control to cold for normal refrigerator temperature and to coldest for colder temperature. Ice crystals may form on drawer or food on coldest setting. Cold air can decrease refrigerator temperature. Refrigerator control may need to be adjusted.

For adjusting or cleaning:

Remove drawer by lifting and pulling out. Remove shelf by lifting front, releasing hooks from metal track then pulling out.

Replace shelf by inserting hooks into metal track and lowering front. Use slots 8 through 11 only. Replace drawer by sliding in. Confirm boot is over air inlet in side wall.

Deli Drawer(Some models)

For adjusting or cleaning:

Remove drawer by lifting and pulling out. Remove shelf by lifting front, releasing hooks from metal track then pulling out.

Replace shelf by inserting hooks into metal track and lowering front. Replace drawer by sliding in.

Beverage Organizer (Some models)

The beverage organizer slides out from underneath the glide-out shelf. This may hold 12 cans or other desired beverages.

For adjusting or cleaning:

Empty contents before removing organizer.

Pull organizer forward until it catches on stops in shelf rail. Lift organizer front and pull out.

To replace, guide organizer into shelf rails until forward movement is stopped. Lift organizer front and ease organizer toward back of unit.

B

C

C

A

A. Shelf

C. Shelf Rails

B.Stops

Garden FreshHumidity-Controlled Crispers (Some models)

Garden Freshcrispers keep produce fresh longer. Do not wash produce before placing in crispers. Excess moisture could cause produce to spoil prematurely. Do not line crispers with paper towels. Paper towels will retain moisture.

Garden Freshcontrol is located below front shelf trim. Control adjusts humidity in crispers. Slide control to high for produce with leaves such as lettuce, spinach or cabbage. Slide control to low for produce with skins such as cauliflower, corn, zucchini or tomatoes.

7

!CAUTION

To avoid personal injury or property damage, handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Shelves may break suddenly if nicked, scratched, or exposed to sudden temperature change.

A

A. Crisper Drawer

Remove Garden Fresh™ crispers by completing the following steps.

1.Remove crisper drawer by pulling out then lifting front upward.

2.Remove crisper shelf by lifting front of shelf while supporting underneath then pulling out.

3.Replace crispers and shelf by reversing steps 1–2.

Storage Rack (Some models)

Storage rack provides convenient storage for items such as a large bottle, eggs, etc.

Depending on location of shelf, hang rack using 1 of the following methods. Rack cannot be installed next to lower refrigerator section light.

Remove shelf by lifting front, releasing hooks from metal track then pulling out. Hang rack by inserting tabs into slots on side of shelf. Replace shelf by inserting hooks into metal track and lowering front.

or

Slide rack along side of shelf until tabs are inserted into slots.

Covered Storage Bucket (Some models)

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.

A

B

C

A. Lid

B. Egg tray

C.Storage bucket

Dairy Center (Some models)

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

Dairy Center is adjustable to accommodate storage needs. Dairy Center may also be removed for cleaning. To remove Dairy Center perform the following steps:

Remove Dairy Center cover by opening cover. Push cover inward at pivot points and pull cover out. Lift Dairy Center up and pull out to remove.

Replace Dairy Center by reversing procedure.

A

A.Storage rack

Snack Shelf (Some models)

Snack shelf provides convenient storage for small items and snacks.

To remove snack shelf lift up and pull out. Replace snack shelf by sliding in above desired support rail and pushing down into place.

8

Temperature-Controlled Beverage Chiller(Some models)

Temperature-Controlled Beverage Chillerkeeps beverages up to 5°F (3°C) colder than refrigerator section. Air inlet allows air from freezer section to pass to Beverage Chiller™. Air inlet is located on interior wall of refrigerator door.

Beverage Chiller™ control is located on left front wall of refrigerator section. Control adjusts amount of air circulating in Beverage Chiller™. Turn control to COLD for normal refrigerator temperature and to COLDER for colder temperature.

A

B

 

 

C

 

 

D

 

 

A. Beverage Chiller™ temperature

C.

Beverage Chiller™ door

control

D.

Air inlet

B.Turn control clockwise for colder

Beverage Chiller™ flip top design

Beverage Chiller™ comes in a flip top and a roll top design. It is adjustable to accommodate storage and cleaning needs.

To remove Beverage Chiller™ perform the following steps:

1.Grasp Beverage Chiller™ by sides lift up and pull out to remove.

Note: If Beverage Chiller™ has a separate bottom section, remove by pushing up and pulling out.

A

A. Beverage Chiller™ bottom section

Beverage Chiller™ flip top design

To replace:

1.Slide Beverage Chiller™ bottom between desired shelf rails in door liner and push down into place.

If Beverage Chiller™ door track is cleaned, door track must be lubricated with petroleum jelly for proper operation of chiller door.

2.Slide Beverage Chiller™ between desired shelf rails in door liner and push Beverage Chiller™ top down into place over Beverage Chiller™ bottom.

IMPORTANT

For proper operation of Beverage Chiller™, one of the cold air intake holes must line up with notch in right door dike.

 

A

 

 

 

A

 

 

B

 

 

B

E

 

 

 

 

D

 

 

E

D

C

C

 

A.

Door liner shelf rail

C.

Flange

B.

Notch in door dike must line up

D.

Beverage Chiller™

 

with one of Beverage Chiller™

E.

Beverage Chiller™ Door

 

cold air intake holes.

 

 

Beverage Chiller™ roll top and flip top designs

Remove Beverage Chiller™ cover (flip top model only) by opening cover. Push cover inward at pivot points and pull cover out. Replace cover by reversing procedure.

A

B

A.

C

C. Beverage Chiller™

Beverage Chiller™ top

B.

Beverage Chiller™ cover

bottom

Beverage Chiller™ flip top design

Door Buckets and Shelves

Graphic below does not represent all available bucket and shelf designs, however the following instructions do apply to

all units.

Door buckets adjust to meet individual storage needs.

Remove door buckets by pushing bucket up and pulling out.

Replace door buckets by sliding bucket in between shelf rails and pushing door bucket down into place.

9

Freezer Features

Adjustable Divider (Some models)

Adjustable divider keeps items in place and adjusts to meet individual storage needs. Divider fits in any door bucket or door shelf.

!CAUTION

To avoid property damage, confirm shelf is secure before replacing items on shelf.

Automatic Ice Maker (Dispensing models)

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

Tall Package Retainer (Some models)

Tall package retainer keeps tall items secure. Retainer fits in any door bucket. Tall package retainers in refrigerator door shelves are adjustable for two different heights.

To install, insert tall package retainer in holes in each side of door bucket or shelf front.

Install tall package retainer with knobs on retainer facing outward for tall setting.

For lower setting, install tall package retainer with knobs on retainer facing inward. Knobs slide into slots

in retainer holes on inside front of bucket.

A

A.Tall package retainer

A

B

A. Off position

B. On position

After freezer section reaches normal temperature, ice maker fills with water and begins operating. Allow 24–48 hours after installation before first harvest of ice. Ice maker produces 7– 9 harvests of ice in a 24-hour period under ideal conditions.

After ice is formed, ice maker drops ice cubes into ice storage bucket. During ice production, ice maker arm raises and lowers. When ice storage bucket is full, ice maker arm turns ice maker off. Discard first 3 harvests of ice after initially connecting refrigerator to household water supply and after extended periods of nonuse.

Stop ice production by raising ice maker arm. A definite click is heard when proper position is reached. Ice maker arm will remain in off position until pushed down.

!CAUTION

To avoid damage to ice maker, observe the following:

Do not force ice maker arm down or up.

Do not place or store anything in ice storage bucket.

Stor-Mor® System

Wire baskets slide out for easy access of items in back and wire shelves (Some models) can be rearranged to meet individual storage needs.

Remove baskets by pulling out and lifting. Replace baskets by placing baskets on side rails, slide baskets right and back until round knob is behind stop on rail.

10

Remove shelf by lifting right side of shelf out of clips and pulling out of left side mounting holes. Reverse procedure to reinstall shelf.

A

B

A. Wire shelves

B. Wire baskets

Tilt-Out Bin (some models)

The tilt-out bin provides convenient storage for frozen food items in freezer door. It can be moved to fit different areas on freezer door and tilts forward for easy access of those items.

For adjusting or cleaning:

Remove bin bucket by pushing bucket up and pulling out.

Replace bucket by sliding bucket in between shelf rails and pushing door bucket down into place.

A

A.Bin bucket

Removing Ice Bucket

Remove ice bucket by lifting bucket and pulling out.

Replace ice bucket by sliding in until bucket locks in place. Ice bucket must be locked in place for proper ice dispensing. If freezer door does not close, bucket is not in proper location.

11

Ice ’N WaterSlide Control Dispenser (Some models)

!CAUTION

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

Do not operate dispenser with freezer door open.

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

Do not use sharp objects to break ice.

Water Dispenser Operation

It takes approximately 1 minute after initially pressing dispenser bar before water dispenses after initial connection of water supply. Discard first 10–14 containers of water after initially connecting refrigerator to household water supply and after extended periods of nonuse.

Dispense water by pressing sturdy wide mouthed container against water dispenser bar.

Stop water dispensing by releasing pressure on bar. A small amount of water may continue to fall. Spill shelf is not self-draining. Large spills should be wiped dry.

Ice Dispenser Operation

!CAUTION

To avoid property damage, do not dispense ice directly into thin glass, fine china, or delicate crystal.

Select cubed or crushed mode by sliding switch on dispenser panel. Dispense ice by pressing wide mouthed container against ice dispenser bar.

Important

Reduce spraying of crushed ice by holding widemouthed container directly under ice chute and as high as possible in dispenser area.

Stop ice dispensing by releasing pressure on bar before container is full. Some ice will continue to fall. Do not remove container until last of ice falls.

If dispensing ice continuously, dispenser motor is designed to shut off after 3 to 5 minutes. Motor resets after 3 minutes and dispensing can continue.

A slight delay occurs when switching between cubed and crushed modes. Pieces of crushed ice will vary in size and shape. "Snow" may form on door and ice chute when repeatedly dispensing crushed ice. Allow "snow" to evaporate or wipe dry.

Taste and Odor

Observe the following to minimize taste and odor difficulties:

Wrap foods in tightly sealed containers or moisture proof bags.

Contact local water treatment company for specialized help if difficulties persist.

If refrigerator has a water filter replace water filter cartridge, see Water Filtration System Installation and Operating Instructions for replacement procedure.

Dispenser Light (Some models)

A light is activated when dispensing ice or water. Some models feature a night light.

Activate night light by sliding switch, located on control above dispenser area.

A

A.Night light switch

A.Dispenser bar

12

Ice ’N WaterElectronic Control

Dispenser (Some models)

CRUSHED

CUBED

 

AUTOLIGHT DISPENSERLOCK

OK

 

 

 

CHANGE

 

LIGHT

 

 

 

 

FILTERED ICE

 

SENSOR

FILTERED WATER

 

 

!CAUTION

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

Do not operate dispenser with freezer door open.

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

Do not use sharp objects to break ice.

Water Dispenser Operation

It takes approximately 1 minute after initially pressing dispenser bar before water dispenses after initial connection of water supply. Discard first 10–14 containers of water after initially connecting refrigerator to household water supply and after extended periods of nonuse.

Dispense water by pressing sturdy wide mouthed container against water dispenser bar.

Note: If water dispenser is active for more than 5 minutes, an automatic lock out sensor will shut down power to dispenser area. See Automatic Lock Out for further information.

Stop water dispensing by releasing pressure on bar. A small amount of water may continue to fall. Spill shelf is not self-draining. Large spills should be wiped dry.

Ice Dispenser Operation

!CAUTION

To avoid property damage, do not dispense ice directly into thin glass, fine china, or delicate crystal.

Select cubed or crushed mode by pushing the button on the dispenser panel. A green indicator light above the button indicates the current selection. Dispense ice by pressing wide-mouthed container against ice dispenser bar. Selection mode may not be changed while ice dispenser is in operation.

Important

Reduce spraying of crushed ice by holding wide mouthed container directly under ice chute and as high as possible in dispenser area.

If dispensing ice continuously, dispenser motor is designed to shut off after 3 to 5 minutes. Motor resets after 3 minutes and dispensing can continue.

A slight delay occurs when switching between cubed and crushed modes. Pieces of crushed ice will vary in size and shape. "Snow" may form on door and ice chute when repeatedly dispensing crushed ice. Allow "snow" to evaporate or wipe dry.

Taste and Odor

Observe the following to minimize taste and odor difficulties:

Wrap foods in tightly sealed containers or moisture proof bags.

Contact local water treatment company for specialized help if difficulties persist.

If refrigerator has a water filter replace water filter cartridge, see Water Filtration System Installation and Operating Instructions for replacement procedure.

Dispenser Light

A light activates at full power when dispensing ice or water at full power. A light sensor automatically activates light at half-power when light levels in refrigerator area are low. Activate or deactivate sensor by pushing AUTO LIGHT button located on control façade. A green indicator light above the button indicates the sensor is active.

Dispenser Lock

This feature prevents operating both the water and ice dispenser. To activate or deactivate lock, press and hold DISPENSER LOCK button for 3 seconds. A green indicator light above the button indicates the dispenser is locked.

Automatic Lock Out

The automatic lock out feature shuts down the ice and water mechanisms of the dispenser when either mechanism has run continuously for 5 minutes. To return power to the the dispenser, press and hold the DISPENSER LOCK button for 3 seconds.

Filter Light

The filter 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 that the filter should be replaced. Once the light turns red, it will remain red until it is reset.

To reset indicator light, press both the DISPENSER LOCK and AUTO LIGHT buttons simultaneously for 4 seconds. The green indicator light will flash 3 times when a reset has successfully occurred.

IMPORTANT: Filter status should be reset whenever filter is replaced.

13

Care and Cleaning

!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, read and follow all cleaning product manufacturer's directions.

General

ForTextured Doors and Exterior

1.Wash surfaces with 4 tablespoons baking soda dissolved in 1 quart warm water, or warm soapy water. Use a soft, clean cloth.

2.Rinse surfaces with warm water. Dry surfaces with a soft, clean cloth.

Do not use the following items:

-abrasive or harsh cleaners, ammonia, chlorine bleach, etc.

-concentrated detergents or solvents

-metal scouring pads

These items can scratch, crack and discolor surfaces.

• Do not place buckets, shelves, etc. in dishwasher.

For Stainless Steel Doors

Damage to stainless steel finish due to improper use of cleaning products, or using non-recommended cleaning products, is not covered under warranty. For Amana recommended products, call our Consumer Affairs division at 1(800) 843-0304, or contact us on the web at www.amana.com.

1.Wash surfaces with warm soapy water and a soft, clean cloth or sponge.

2.Rinse surfaces with warm water. Dry surfaces with a soft, clean cloth.

Do not use the following harsh cleaners:

-abrasive or acidic cleaners(ammonia, chlorine bleach, vinegar-based product, etc.

-citrus-based cleaners

-scouring pads(metal, textured plastic, etc.) These items can scratch, discolor, or permanently tarnish surfaces.

3.Follow up rinsing by immediately drying with a soft, clean cloth. This will avoid water spotting on stainless steel finish.

Odor Removal

1.Remove all food and disconnect power to refrigerator.

2.Clean all interior surfaces including ceiling, floor, and walls according to “General” instructions. Pay special attention to corners, crevices, and grooves. Include

all drawers, shelves, and gaskets.

3.Connect power to refrigerator and return food to refrigerator.Wash and dry all bottles, containers and jars. Wrap foods in tightly sealed containers to prevent further odor. After 24 hours, check if odor was eliminated.

Complete the following steps if odor was not eliminated.

4.Complete steps 1–2.

5.Place Garden Fresh™ crispers on top shelf of refrigerator section. Pack refrigerator and freezer sections including doors with crumpled sheets of black and white newspaper.

6.Place charcoal briquettes randomly throughout newspaper.

7.Close doors and let stand 24–48 hours.

8.Remove charcoal briquettes and newspapers.

9.Complete steps 2–3.

Contact Consumer Affairs Department, if odor was still not eliminated. Refer to Model Identification section for phone number.

Adhesives

1.Remove glue residue by rubbing toothpaste into adhesive with fingers until adhesive loosens.

2.Rinse surface with warm water. Dry surface with a soft, clean cloth.

Door Gaskets

1.Keep gaskets clean at all times. Clean door gaskets thoroughly every 3 months according to “General” instructions.

Condenser Coil

Clean condenser coil every 3 months to ensure maximum performance of refrigerator. Accumulated dust and lint may cause the following:

reduced cooling performance

increased energy usage

premature compressor failure

1.Remove toe grille by holding ends and pulling forward.

2.Clean front surface of condenser coil with a vacuum cleaner hose nozzle.

3.Replace toe grille by inserting clips in holes and snapping in.

!CAUTION

To avoid property damage, protect soft vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs, or other protective material.

4.Pull refrigerator away from wall. Run a vacuum brush across condenser fan outlet grille on back of refrigerator.

14

Glass Shelves

!CAUTION

To avoid personal injury or property damage, handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Shelves may break suddenly if nicked, scratched, or exposed to sudden temperature change.

Remove shelf by lifting front, releasing hooks from metal track then pulling out. Place shelf on a towel. Allow shelf to adjust to room temperature before cleaning.

Clean crevices by completing the following steps:

1.Dilute mild detergent and brush solution into crevices using a plastic bristle brush. Let set for 5 minutes.

2.Spray warm water into crevices using faucet spray attachment.

3.Dry shelf thoroughly and replace shelf by inserting hooks into metal track and lowering front.

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.

Lower refrigerator section (Some models)

Remove light bulb cover by removing screw. Replace bulb with 40-watt tubular appliance bulb.

Replace light bulb cover by placing cover over light bulb. Insert and tighten screw.

A

B

C

A.

Light bulb

B. Light bulb cover

C.

Screw

 

Freezer section

1.Remove ice bucket by lifting bucket and pulling out.

2.Remove light bulb cover by removing screw. Replace with an appliance bulb no greater than 60 watts.

3.Replace light bulb cover by holding cover in place over light bulb. Insert and tighten screw.

4.Replace ice bucket by sliding in until bucket locks in place.

!CAUTION

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

Allow light bulb to cool.

Wear gloves when replacing light bulb.

Upper refrigerator and non dispensing models freezer section

Remove light bulb cover by removing ¼" (6 mm) hex nut screws. Replace with an appliance bulb no greater than 60 watts.

Replace light bulb cover by replacing ¼" (6 mm) hex nut screws.

A

B

A. Light bulb cover

B.

Light bulb

A

B

A. Light bulb cover

B. Light bulb

Ice ’N Waterdispenser (Some models)

Light bulb is located between dispenser arms.

Remove light bulb by unscrewing light bulb. Replace light bulb with a 6-watt, 120-volt bulb.

Replace light bulb by inserting and tightening bulb.

15

+ 41 hidden pages