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Refrigerator

Owner’s Manual

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

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

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Sección de castellano ...............................................

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Keep these instructions for future reference. Be sure this manual stays with refrigerator.

Contents

Electrical Requirements

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

2

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

2

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

3

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

3

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

3

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

3

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

3

Refrigerator and Freezer Controls

 

(non electronic models) ...............................................

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Setting Controls ..........................................................

6

TouchmaticElectronic Controls (some models) .........

6

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

8

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

9

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

9

Chiller FreshSystem (some models) ..................

9

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

9

Garden FreshCrispers .......................................

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Storage Rack (some models) .............................

10

Covered Storage Bucket (some models) .............

10

Dairy Center (some models) ...............................

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Snack Shelf (some models) ................................

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Temperature Controlled Beverage

 

Chiller(some models) .......................................

11

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

12

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

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Tall Package Retainer (some models) .................

12

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

13

Automatic Ice Maker (some models) ..................

13

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

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Ice ‘N’ WaterDispenser (some models) ............

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

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Ice Dispenser Operation .....................................

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

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Dispenser Light (some models) ..........................

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Taste and Odor ...................................................

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Warranty (Electronic Models) ....................................

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

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

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

Recognize this symbol as a safety precaution.

WARNING

To prevent electrical shock which can cause severe person injury or death this refrigerator must be properly grounded.

Electrical Grounding Instructions — This refrigerator is equipped with a three-prong (grounding) plug for protection against possible shock hazards. If a twoprong wall receptacle is encountered, contact a qualified electrician and have the two-prong wall receptacle replaced with a properly grounded threeprong 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.

Do not under any circumstances cut or remove the round grounding prong from the plug. Refrigerator must be grounded at all times. Do not remove warning tag from power cord.

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

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.

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 (upper left corner, 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:

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Service

Installation Instructions

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. 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 for information.

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.

b.Electronic Models

Unplug wiring harness from voltage box.

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.

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.

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A. Wiring harness

Unplugging wire harness

c.Dispenser Models

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

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C

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A.Plastic water tube union nut

B.Water tube clamp screw

C.Water tube

Front water line disconnect

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d. Remove top hinge covers. (A below)

3. Connecting Water Supply

WARNING

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

e.Electronic and Dispenser Models

Unplug top hinge wire connectors. Do not remove green ground wire from hinge. Carefully lift and remove top hinges. Do not disturb position of hinge shims. (B)

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B

 

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E

 

C.

Hinge cover

F.

Wire connectors

D.

Door hinge screws

G.

Green ground wire

E.

Top hinge

 

 

Top hinge removal

f. Remove doors.

Caution

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

g.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.

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 1/4" (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

1/4" (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.

h.Rehang doors by reversing steps a–f. Use a dime at

top of doors to space doors 3/4" (18 mm) from cabinet. Procedure

1.Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet port. Place

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 1/4 turn and pull down to remove. Save bypass for use at a later date.

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

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.

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“P” clamp

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Copper tubing

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Brass nut

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Brass sleeve

E.

Water valve inlet connection

 

 

Water supply line connection

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

3.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.

6.Stabilize refrigerator and align doors.

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

Determine which rear corner is rocking.

Remove toe grille to gain access to roller adjustment screws.

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

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A

C

A.Rear roller adjustment screw

B.Door hinge screws

C.Front roller adjustment screw

Stabilizing refrigerator

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

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

Determine which door must be raised (if toe grille has not been removed, remove at this time).

Turn front roller adjustment screw clockwise to raise front corner of door that needs to be raised. Roller adjustment screw should be turned until doors are level.

Replace toe grille.

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A.Turn roller adjustment screw clockwise to raise door.

B.Continue to turn screw clockwise until doors are level.

Leveling doors

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

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Controls

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

Refrigerator and Freezer Controls (non electronic models)

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

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B

A.Freezer control

B.Refrigerator control

Controls

When freezer control is set to off, neither refrigerator nor freezer sections will cool. Initially, set both controls to 4. Wait 24 hours for refrigerator and freezer sections to reach desired temperatures. 1 is warmest setting and 7 is coldest.

Setting Controls

Set controls with a household thermometer that includes temperatures between -5°– 50°F (-21°–10°C).

Put thermometer snugly between frozen packages in freezer section. Wait 5–8 hours. If freezer temperature is not 0°–2°F (-17°– -16°C), adjust control, 1 number at a time. Check again after 5–8 hours.

Put thermometer in a glass of water in middle of refrigerator section. Wait 5–8 hours. If refrigerator temperature is not 38°–40°F (3°–4°C), adjust control, 1 number at a time. Check again after 5–8 hours.

TouchmaticElectronic Controls

(some models)

Locate power switch on right side of black box in center of cabinet behind toe grille. Turn power switch on before programming.

Touchmaticelectronic controls are located on refrigerator between door handles. Press * pad to activate control panel. All other pads, except for ALARM OFF pad, remain inactive until * pad is pressed. Once activated, pads remain programmable for at least 10 minutes.

Refrigerator and freezer controls are preset at 5. Wait

24 hours after connecting power for refrigerator and freezer sections to reach desired temperatures. After 24 hours, adjust controls as desired. 1 is warmest setting and 9 is coldest. Refer to “Setting Controls” section to set controls precisely.

Adjust refrigerator or freezer temperatures by pressing

*pad then REFRIG TEMP pad or FREEZER TEMP pad. Press WARMER pad or COLDER pad to adjust temperature setting 1 level at a time. Holding down WARMER pad or COLDER pad adjusts temperature more than 1 level at a time.

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Entry Tone

Entry tone indicates a pad was pressed and command was read and accepted.

Deactivate entry tone by pressing and holding * pad for 3 to 5 seconds. Three short beeps

*indicate instructions were accepted.

Activate entry tone by pressing and holding * pad for 3 to 5 seconds.

 

 

 

 

Vacation Mode

 

FREEZER

 

 

TEMP

 

Vacation mode defrosts refrigerator less often during extended nonuse periods.

 

 

 

 

Activate vacation mode by pressing * pad then VACATION pad. Indicator light will glow.

 

REFRIG

 

• Deactivate vacation mode by pressing * pad then VACATION pad. Opening refrigerator or

 

TEMP

 

 

 

 

 

 

freezer door will also deactivate vacation mode.

 

 

 

 

 

 

WARMER

 

Max Cool Mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Max cool mode adjusts refrigerator temperature to coldest setting. After 10 hours, refrigerator

 

COLDER

 

temperature automatically returns to previous setting.

 

 

 

 

Activate max cool mode by pressing * pad then MAX COOL pad. Indicator light will glow.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FRZR

Deactivate max cool mode before automatic reset by pressing * pad then MAX COOL pad.

 

 

 

 

TEMP

 

 

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2Fast Freeze Mode

3Fast freeze mode adjusts freezer temperature to coldest setting. After 24 hours, freezer

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temperature automatically returns to previous setting.

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Activate fast freeze mode by pressing * pad then FAST FREEZE pad. Indicator light will glow.

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• Deactivate fast freeze mode before automatic reset by pressing * pad then FAST FREEZE

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pad.

 

 

 

REF

 

 

 

 

TEMP

 

 

 

 

DOOR

Door Open Alarm

 

 

OPEN

 

 

 

 

 

 

HIGH

Door open alarm sounds and indicator light blinks if either door is open for more than 3 minutes.

 

 

TEMP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLEAN

Deactivate door open alarm by pressing ALARM OFF pad or by closing either door.

 

 

 

VACA-

 

 

 

COIL

 

 

 

 

 

TION

Activate door open alarm by pressing * pad then holding ALARM OFF pad for 3 to 5 seconds.

 

 

 

MAX

 

 

 

COOL

 

Three short beeps indicate instructions were accepted.

 

 

 

FAST

 

 

 

 

FRZ

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

High Temperature Alarm

 

 

 

 

 

VACATION

 

High temperature alarm sounds and indicator light glows if refrigerator or freezer temperature is

 

 

 

 

 

high for 2 hours. A blinking light signals affected compartment. Alarm ends when proper

 

 

 

 

 

MAX COOL

 

temperature is reached.

 

 

 

 

 

• Deactivate high temperature alarm by pressing ALARM OFF pad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thermistor Alarm

 

FAST

 

 

FREEZE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thermistor electronically senses refrigerator and freezer temperatures. Thermistor alarm sounds

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALARM

 

and indicator lights 5 thru 8 scroll if refrigerator or freezer thermistor is not operating properly.

 

OFF

 

Deactivate display by pressing ALARM OFF pad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If thermistor alarm sounds, contact an authorized Amana technician immediately.

 

DISPLAY

 

 

OFF

 

If ALARM OFF pad is pressed, thermistor control retests to confirm situation has been

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

corrected. Alarm sounds again if thermistor is still not operating properly.

Display Lights

Deactivate temperature display lights by pressing * pad then pressing DISPLAY OFF pad.

Activate temperature display lights by pressing any of top 5 pads.

Clean Condenser Coil Light

Clean condenser coil light glows every 3 months as a reminder to clean condenser coils. Light automatically cancels in 72 hours.

• Deactivate clean condenser coil light before automatic reset by pressing ALARM OFF pad.

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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.

TouchmaticElectronic and Ice ‘N WaterDispenser 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

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

Notes

Consumer's Signature

Installer's Signature

Installer's Company Name/Phone Number

Date

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Refrigerator Features

Caution

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

Refrigerator Shelves

Models feature either glass or wire shelves. Shelves adjust up or down to meet individual storage needs. Some models feature Spillsavershelves. Spillsavershelves hold simple spills for easier cleaning.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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B

A.Spillsaver™ Shelf

B.EasyGlide™ Shelf (some models)

Shelves

Chiller Fresh System

Deli Fresh Drawer (Some models)

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.

Garden FreshCrispers

Garden Freshcrispers keep produce fresh longer. Wrap produce tightly. 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 or tomatoes.

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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

Garden Fresh Crisper

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.

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A. Storage rack

Storage Rack

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.

 

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B

 

 

C

 

A.

Lid

B. Egg tray

C.

Storage bucket

 

Storage Bucket

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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.

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.

Dairy Center

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.

A

B

A.Refrigerator section left front wall

B.Temperature control

Beverage Chiller™ control

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

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

To replace, slide Beverage Chiller between desired shelf rails in door liner and push Beverage Chiller down into place.

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

Important

For proper operation of Beverage Chiller, one of the 3 cold air intake holes must line up with notch in right door dike.

Snack Shelf

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A

B

E

D

C

 

A.Door liner shelf rail

B.Notch in door dike must line up with one of Beverage Chiller cold air intake holes.

C.Flange

D.Beverage Chiller™

E.Beverage Chiller Door tract

Beverage Chiller™

Door Buckets and Shelves

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.

Door Buckets

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.

Adjustable divider

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

Tall package retainer installation

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Freezer Features

Caution

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

Automatic Ice Maker (some models)

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

A

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

B

A. Off position

B. On position

Ice maker operation

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

A. Wire shelves

B. Wire baskets

Freezer baskets and shelf

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.

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Ice ‘N’ WaterDispenser

(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 lever on dispenser panel. Dispense ice by pressing wide mouthed container against ice dispenser bar.

Important

Reduce spraying of crushed ice by holding wide mouthed 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.

Dispenser operates only with cubes of proper size and crescent shape. Do not add purchased ice cubes or other shaped cubes to ice 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.

Dispenser Light (some models)

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

Activate night light by pushing switch, located underneath dispenser and left of ice dispenser bar.

A

A. Night light switch

Dispenser light location

Cup placement in dispenser

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.

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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

1.Wash surfaces with 4 tablespoons baking soda dissolved in 1 quart warm water and 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.

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 freezersections 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.

2.Apply a light film of petroleum jelly to hinge side of door gasket to keep gaskets pliable.

Condenser Coils

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.

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.

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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 refrigerator and non dispensing models freezer section

Remove light bulb cover by removing ¼" (6 mm) hex nut screws. Replace bulb with 40-watt appliance bulb.

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

A

B

A. Light bulb cover

B.

Light bulb

Upper refrigerator light bulb removal

Lower refrigerator section (Some models)

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

 

Lower refrigerator light bulb removal

Freezer section

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

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

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.

A

B

 

A. Light bulb cover

B. Light bulb

Freezer section light bulb removal

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.

Dispenser light bulb replacement

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Normal Operating Sounds

This new refrigerator may be replacing a differently designed, less efficient or smaller refrigerator. Today’s refrigerators have new features and are more energy efficient. As a result, certain sounds may be unfamiliar. These sounds are normal and will soon become familiar. These sounds also indicate refrigerator is operating and performing as designed.

1.Freezer control clicks when starting or stopping compressor.

2.Freezer fan air rushes and whirs.

3.Sealed system (evaporator and heat exchanger) refrigerant flow gurgles, pops or sounds like boiling water.

4.Defrost heater sizzles, hisses or pops.

5.Condenser fan air rushes and whirs.

6.Compressor has a high pitched hum or pulsating sound.

7.Ice cubes from ice maker (some models) drop into ice bucket.

8.Defrost heater sizzles, hisses or pops.

Ice auger (Ice ‘N’ WaterDispenser models) hums as auger agitates ice during dispensing. Ice auger is located in freezer door. (not shown)

Ice maker water valve hookup (some models) buzzes when ice maker fills with water. This occurs whether or not refrigerator is connected to water supply. If refrigerator is not connected to water supply, stop sound by raising ice maker arm to off position. Water valve hook up is located in back, bottom, left hand corner. (not shown)

Foam insulation is very energy efficient and has excellent insulating capabilities. However, foam insulation is not as sound absorbent as previously used fiberglass insulation. (not shown)

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Sound location

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Before Calling For Service

Refrigerator does not operate.

Confirm freezer control is on.

Confirm refrigerator is plugged in.

Check fuse or circuit breaker. Plug in another item at that wall outlet.

Wait 40 minutes to see if refrigerator restarts. If freezer control is on, lights work but 2 fans and compressor are not operating, refrigerator may be in defrost cycle.

Refrigerator still won’t operate.

Unplug refrigerator. Transfer food to another unit or place dry ice in freezer section to preserve food.

Warranty does not cover food loss. Check warranty certificate for specific coverage.

Call 1-800-628-5782 inside U.S.A. and 1-319-622-5511 outside U.S.A. to locate an authorized Amana technician.

Food temperature appears too warm.

See above sections.

Allow time for recently added warm food to reach refrigerator or freezer temperature.

Check gaskets for proper seal.

Clean condenser coils.

Adjust refrigerator and/or freezer control.

Confirm rear air grille is not blocked. Rear air grille is located behind garden fresh crisper.

Chiller Fresh™ system temperature is too warm.

Turn control to colder setting.

Adjust freezer control to colder setting.

Food temperature is too cold.

Clean condenser coils.

Adjust refrigerator control.

Adjust freezer control to warmer setting. Allow several hours for temperature to adjust.

One of 3 cold air intake holes in beverage chiller is not aligned with notch in right side door dike.

Refrigerator runs too frequently.

It may be normal to maintain constant temperature.

Doors may have been opened frequently or for an extended period of time.

Allow time for recently added warm food to reach refrigerator or freezer temperature.

Clean condenser coils.

Adjust freezer control.

Check gaskets for proper seal.

Water droplets form on inside of refrigerator.

It is normal during high humidity periods or if doors have been opened frequently.

Water droplets form on outside of refrigerator.

• Check door gaskets for proper seal.

Garden Freshcrispers or Chiller Freshsystem does not close freely.

Check for a package which may prevent drawer from closing properly.

Confirm drawer is in proper position.

Clean drawer channels with warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry thoroughly.

Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to drawer channels.

Confirm refrigerator is level.

Refrigerator has an odor.

See “Odor Removal” instructions in “Care and Cleaning” section.

Refrigerator or ice maker make unfamiliar sounds or seems too loud.

It may be normal. See “Normal Operating Sounds” section.

Ice maker is not producing ice.

Confirm ice maker arm is down.

Confirm household water supply is reaching water valve.

Confirm ice maker wiring harness is completely inserted into proper holes.

Check for kinks in copper or plastic tubing. Remove kinks or replace tubing.

Check electrical connections to water valve coiland connector block on refrigerator cabinet.

Confirm freezer section is operating at proper temperature.

Ice cubes have an odor.

See “Odor Removal” instructions in “Care and Cleaning” section.

Discard ice and clean ice bucket or trays more frequently. Ice cubes are porous and absorb odors easily.

Ice cubes stick together or ‘shrink’.

Empty ice cube bucket or trays more frequently.

If used infrequently, ice cubes may stick together or shrink.

Ice forms in inlet tube to ice maker.

Check water pressure. Low water pressure will cause valve to leak. Self-piercing valves cause low water pressure. Amana recommends using copper tubing to connect household plumbing to

refrigerator. Do not use self-piercing valve. Amana is not responsible for property damage due to improper installation or water connection.

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