Amana Top-Freezer Refrigerator User Manual

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Top Freezer

Refrigerator

Owner’s Manual

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

Contents

Electrical Requirements

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

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

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

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

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Controls

 

 

Fresh Food and Deepfreeze®Controls ......................

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

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Exterior Moisture Control .........................................

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Fresh Food Features

 

Fresh Food Shelves .................................................

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Chiller Fresh

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

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Garden Fresh

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

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

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

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Dairy Center .............................................................

 

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Snaccess Bin (Some models) ..................................

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Door Buckets ...........................................................

 

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Door Shelves ............................................................

 

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

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Deepfreeze®Features

 

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

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Ice Service Rack (Some models) ...........................

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Wire Shelf ..............................................................

 

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Wire Rack (Some models) .....................................

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

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Care and Cleaning

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

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Factory Service Centers ............................................

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AsureService Plan..................................................

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

 

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! Recognize this symbol as a safety precaution.

! WARNING

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.

When contacting Amana Appliances, provide product information. Product information is on the serial plate, located on (upper left corner, ceiling) of refrigerator section. Record the following information:

Model Number:

Manufacturing Number:

S/N or Serial Number:

Date of purchase:

Dealer’s name and address:

Keep a copy of sales receipt for future reference.

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Proper Disposal of your

Service

Refrigerator

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.

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.

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

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Installation Instructions

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

Space Requirements

Make sure refrigerator cabinet is level from side to side by adjusting left and right roller adjustment screw. Turn stabilizing leg (some models) clockwise until firmly against floor.

! WARNING

Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in death, explosion, fire, or burns.

To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow a 1" (2.5 cm) space at the top of your refrigerator.

If your refrigerator has an ice maker, make sure you allow extra space at the back for the water line connection. The refrigerator can be flush with the back wall if you do not have an ice maker installed.

If you are installing your refrigerator next to a fixed wall, leave 21/2" (6.5 cm) minimum on each side (depending on your model) to allow the door to swing open 90°.

NOTE: Do not install the refrigerator near an oven, radiator, or other heat source, nor in a location where the temperature will fall below 55°F (13° C).

Leveling Refrigerator

! CAUTION

To avoid property damage, protect soft vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs, or other protective material when moving refrigerator. Make sure stabilizing leg is raised before moving refrigerator. Raise stabilizing leg by turning counterclockwise.

Some installations may require door reversal to achieve full door swing. If so proceed to Door Reversal section before leveling your refrigerator.

If your refrigerator requires ice maker water supply connection, proceed to Connect Ice Maker Water Supply section before leveling your refrigerator.

1.Plug in power cord.

2.Move refrigerator into final location.

3.Level refrigerator using a level placed on top of the refrigerator.

Remove toe grille. Remove bottom hinge cover if refrigerator has a stabilizing leg.

Turn 3/8" hex head roller adjustment screws to raise or lower refrigerator cabinet. Front of refrigerator must be 1/4" (6 mm), or 1/2 bubble on your level, higher than the back of refrigerator.

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A. Roller adjustment screw

B. Stabilizing leg (some models)

C. Bottom hinge cover

 

Leveling refrigerator

 

Door Reversal

! 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.

Tools Required

Putty knife (blade covered with masking tape) 9/32" hex nut driver (some models)

3/8" hex nut driver Phillips screwdriver Blade screwdriver

Some installations require door reversal to achieve full door swing. To reverse door swing perform the following steps:

1.Remove and reverse refrigerator and freezer handles performing the following steps:

IMPORTANT: To prevent scratching refrigerator surfaces, blade of screwdriver and putty knife called for in steps following must be covered with masking tape.

Remove end caps from top (some models) and bottom of refrigerator door handle using a screwdriver with blade covered in masking tape (see illustration following). Remove one bottom and two top handle screws to remove handle.

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A. End cap

B. handle screws

C. End Caps

 

Handle removal

 

Remove end cap from top of freezer handle using a screwdriver with the blade covered with masking tape. Remove one top and two bottom mounting screws.

2.Remove top hinge cover. Top hinge cover snaps off. Remove top hinge and shim using hex nut driver.

3.Lift freezer door off center hinge.

4.Lift door closure off center hinge pin. Remove center hinge pin with 5/16" or 9/32" hex nut driver.

5.Remove refrigerator door by lifting off bottom hinge.

6.Remove center hinge bracket and shim using Phillips screwdriver.

7.Remove toe grille and bottom hinge cover. Both snap off.

8.Remove bottom hinge and shim using hex nut driver.

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A. 5/16" screws

B. Door closure

C. 5/16” hex nut

D. Center hinge pin

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Center hinge bracket

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Phillips screws

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3/8” screws

H. Bottom hinge

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Center hinge

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Top hinge

Hinges

9.Reverse doors by performing the following steps:

Replace bottom hinge and shim on opposite side of cabinet.

Remove button plugs from center mullion. Place button plugs in holes left when center hinge bracket was removed. Rotate center hinge bracket 180° and install center hinge bracket on opposite side of cabinet with hinge screws. Reuse plastic hinge pin washers.

Remove door stop from refrigerator and freezer doors with a Phillips screwdriver. Install door stop on opposite side of door.

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A. Door stop

Door stop

Place refrigerator door on bottom hinge. Install center hinge pin in center hinge bracket. Place door closure on center hinge pin.

Remove button plugs from top of refrigerator cabinet. Replace button plugs in holes left when top

hinge was removed. Remove hinge hole cover from freezer door. Replace on opposite side of freezer

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Place freezer door on center hinge and door closure. Install top hinge and shims on opposite side of cabinet using hex nut driver. Snap hinge cover in place on hinge.

Use a penny at top to space door 3/4" (19 mm) from cabinet. Make sure handle side of door is

1/8" (3 mm) higher than hinge side of door before

tightening top hinge screws.

1/8" (3 mm)

Connect Ice Maker Water Supply Line

(Some models)

! CAUTION

To avoid property damage, protect soft vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs, or other protective materials when moving refrigerator. Make sure stabilizing leg is raised before moving refrigerator. Raise stabilizing leg by turning counterclockwise.

3/4" (19 mm)

Door spacing

10.Remove button plugs from side of refrigerator and freezer doors using a putty knife with the blade covered in masking tape.

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A. Remove button plugs

B. Install button plugs here

Button Plugs

 

11.Mount freezer handle on opposite side of refrigerator door using mounting screws previously removed. Snap end cap(s) into place.

12.Mount refrigerator handle on opposite side of freezer door using mounting screws previously removed. Snap end cap(s) into place.

13.Replace button plugs in empty side mounting holes on refrigerator doors.

14.Proceed to Leveling Refrigerator procedures for final placement of refrigerator.

! CAUTION

Observe the following to avoid property damage:

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

Copper supply tubing must be routed where the temperature is 55°F (13°C) or higher to prevent freeze-ups.

Start adaptor fitting and nuts by hand to avoid cross threading. Tighten adaptor fitting and 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.

DO NOT use self-piercing type or 3/16" saddle valves! Both reduce water flow, develop sediment build-up more rapidly, and may cause leaks if repair is attempted. The correct type of shut-off valve requires a 1/4" hole to be drilled on top or side (not bottom of horizantal pipe) of water supply pipe prior to valve attachment.

Materials Required

1/4" O.D. (6 mm) flexible copper tubing. Length of copper tubing must reach from water supply connection to water valve inlet port on back of refrigerator plus an additional 8 ft. (2 m) of tubing for a service loop. A service loop will allow refrigerator to be pulled away from the wall without disconnecting tubing.

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Controls

Procedure

1. Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet port.

This refrigerator operates at household temperatures of 55° to 110°F (13° to 43°C).

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B

A. Water valve inlet port

B. Plastic cap

Cap removal

 

2.Place brass nut and brass sleeve on copper tubing (Brass nut and sleeve are found in literature packet). Insert copper tubing into water valve inlet port. Connect brass nut on copper tubing to water valve inlet port. Start connection by hand then use a 1/2" (13 mm) open end wrench. Make sure copper tubing is secure by pulling on copper tubing.

 

 

 

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A. “P” clamp

B. Copper Tubing

C. Brass sleeve

D. Brass nut

E. Water valve inlet port

 

 

 

 

Connect ice maker water suppy line

3.Turn on water supply to refrigerator and check for leaks. Correct any leaks at connection. Be careful not to overtighten connection.

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

5.Proceed to Leveling Refrigerator for final refrigerator placement.

6.Review Installation Checklist in Owner’s Manual with consumer.

Fresh Food and Deepfreeze® Controls

Fresh Food and Deepfreeze®controls are located on center divider between Fresh Food and Deepfreeze® sections.

When Deepfreeze® control is set to OFF, neither Fresh Food nor Deepfreeze® sections will cool. Initially, set both controls to 4. Wait 24 hours for Fresh Food and Deepfreeze®sections to reach desired temperatures. After 24 hours, adjust controls, one number at a time, as desired. 1 is warmest setting and 7 is coldest.

Setting Controls

Set controls precisely with a household thermometer that includes temperatures between -5° to 50°F

(-21° to 10°C).

Put thermometer snugly between frozen packages in Deepfreeze®section. Wait 5-8 hours. If Deepfreeze® temperature is not 0° to 2°F (-17° to -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 Fresh Food section. Wait 5-8 hours. If Fresh Food temperature is not 38° to 40°F (3° to 4°C), adjust control, 1 number at a time. Check again after 5-8 hours.

Exterior Moisture Control

Exterior Moisture Control is located on center divider between Fresh Food and Deepfreeze®sections.

In humid conditions, refrigerators form condensation around doors. Special heaters in refrigerator cabinet minimize condensation.

Humidity depends on location of refrigerator. Set control to ON if refrigerator is in a humid area or whenever moisture is evident around doors. Set control to OFF if refrigerator is in a less humid area. Setting can be adjusted as conditions change.

High quality steel is used in this refrigerator. However, constant exposure to moisture may cause refrigerator cabinet to rust. Set control to ON anytime condensation forms on refrigerator cabinet.

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Installation Checklist

This checklist is for personal records only.

Consumer Installer

Doors

Handles are solidly attached to doors.

Handle side of door is 1/8" (3 mm) higher than hinge side. (Door lowers when loaded with food.)

Doors seal completely to refrigerator cabinet.

Leveling

Refrigerator is tilted 1/4" (6 mm) from front to rear.

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

Fresh Food and Deepfreeze®controls

Chiller Freshsystem

Garden Freshcrispers

normal operating sounds

Notes

Consumer's Signature

Installer's Signature

Installer's Company Name/Phone Number

Date

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Fresh Food Features

! Caution

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

Fresh Food Shelves

Models feature either glass or wire shelves. Shelves adjust 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.

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 Fresh Food temperature.

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

Chiller Fresh

climate control coldest cold temperature

Chiller Fresh control

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 1 through 3 only. Replace drawer by sliding in.

When moving Chiller Freshsystem left or right, move control, located on center back wall of Fresh Food section, to same side as system.

Chiller Fresh

Position

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chiller Fresh control

 

 

Spillsaver™ shelf

 

 

 

 

 

 

EasyGlideshelves pull forward for easy access of items in back.

EasyGlide™ shelf

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Garden FreshCrispers (Some models)

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.

Remove shelf and garden fresh crispers by completing the following steps.

1.Open left* crisper. *For doors hinged on left, open right crisper.

! 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.

2.Remove shelf by gently pushing up from underneath. Tilt one end up then pull out.

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A. Crisper shelf

B. Push shelf up

Garden fresh crisper

 

3.Remove left* crisper by lifting front while supporting underneath then pulling out. *For doors hinged on left, remove right crisper.

4.Remove support post at recess in bottom center of Fresh Food section.

5.Remove other crisper by sliding to opposite wall. Lift front while supporting underneath then pull out.

6.Replace crispers and shelf by reversing steps 1-5.

Storage Rack (Some models)

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

• Hang rack by inserting tabs into holes on side of shelf.

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A. Storage Rack

Storage rack

Covered Storage Bucket

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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A. Cover

B. Egg tray

C. Storage bucket

 

Storage bucket

 

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Dairy Center

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

Remove dairy center by lifting door, pushing tabs toward center and pulling out.

Replace dairy center by sliding in until tabs lock into place and lowering door.

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Door Buckets

Door buckets adjust to meet individual storage needs.

• Remove door buckets by pushing tabs toward center and pulling out.

Replace door buckets by sliding in until tabs lock into place.

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A. Dairy Center door

 

A. Tabs

Dairy center

 

Door bucket

Snaccess Bin (Some models)

Snaccess bin provides convenient storage for small items and snacks. Top can be removed and bottom can be used as an additional door bucket.

Remove snaccess bin by lifting door, pushing tabs toward center and pulling out.

Replace snaccess bin by sliding in until tabs lock into place and lowering door.

Door Shelves

Remove door shelves by lifting both ends up and pulling out.

Replace door shelves by placing both ends of shelf on glides and sliding down.

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A. Lift shelf up

Door shelf

A. Snaccessbin door

Snaccess bin removal

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Deepfreeze® 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.

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A. Adjustable divider

Adjustable divider

Automatic Ice Maker

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

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B

A. Off position

B. On position

Ice Maker

 

After Deepfreeze®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 to 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 non-use.

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

! Caution

To avoid damage to ice maker, observe the following:

Do not force ice maker arm down or up, past stop position.

Do not place or store anything in ice storage bucket.

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Ice Service Rack (Some models)

Ice service rack provides easy access of ice cube trays and ice bucket.

Move ice service rack by completing the following steps.

1.Remove ice service rack by sliding rack forward until screws are in middle of mounting holes then pulling out.

2.Remove screws. Remove plugs from opposite side. Replace plugs with screws and screws with plugs.

3.Replace ice service rack by lining up mounting holes with screws. Slide rack back until secure.

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A. Ice service rack

Ice service rack

Wire Shelf

Remove wire shelf by tilting one end up and pulling out.

Replace wire shelf by tilting one end up and placing end on ledge. Tilt other end down and place on ledge.

Wire shelf

Wire Rack (Some models)

Wire rack provides space saving storage above or below wire shelf.

Remove rack by releasing round knobs from shelf wires. Pull down if located under shelf or lift up if located above shelf.

Replace rack by positioning on above or below center wire. Slide rack until round knobs lock in place.

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B

A. Round knobs

B. Wire rack

C. Wire shelf

 

Wire rack

 

Tall Package Retainer (some models)

Tall package retainer keeps tall items secure. Retainer fits in any door bucket or door shelf.

Tall package retainer

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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 Fresh Food section. Pack Fresh Food and Deepfreeze® 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. Call 1-800-628-5782 inside U.S.A. and

1-319-622-5511 outside U.S.A.

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.Clean door gaskets every 3 months according to “General” instructions.

2.Apply a light film of petroleum jelly 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 part 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. Verify stabilizing leg is raised before moving refrigerator. Raise stabilizing leg by turning counterclockwise.

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

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Energy Tips

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.

! Caution

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

Allow light bulb to cool.

Wear gloves when replacing light bulb.

Remove light bulb cover by removing screw at back center. Pull cover down. Replace bulb(s) with 40-watt appliance bulb(s).

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

This refrigerator is designed to be one of the most energy efficient refrigerators available. Reduce energy use by observing the following.

Operate in normal household temperatures of 55° to 110°F (13° to 43°C) away from heat sources and direct sunlight.

Set Fresh Food, Deepfreeze®, and Chiller Freshsystem controls no colder than necessary.

Keep Deepfreeze®section full.

Keep door gaskets clean and pliable. Replace gaskets if worn.

Keep condenser coils clean.

Turn exterior moisture control ON when necessary.

Vacation Tips

Complete the following steps for short vacations.

1.Remove perishable foods. Warranty does not cover food loss. Check warranty certificate for specific coverage.

2.If an ice maker is installed, move ice maker arm to off position.

Complete the following steps for long vacations.

1.Empty Fresh Food and Deepfreeze®sections.

2.Unplug refrigerator.

3.Clean refrigerator and door gaskets according to “General” instructions in “Care and Cleaning” section.

4.Prop doors open, so air can circulate inside.

5.If an ice maker is installed, turn water supply to refrigerator off and move ice maker arm to off position.

Light bulb

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Normal Operating Sounds

Before Calling For Service

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.Deepfreeze® fan air rushes and whirs.

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

3.Condenser fan air rushes and whirs.

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

5.Defrost timer sounds like an electric clock and snaps in and out of defrost cycle.

6.Deepfreeze® control clicks when starting or stopping compressor.

7.Defrost heater sizzles, hisses or pops.

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

Water valve (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. (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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Refrigerator does not operate.

Confirm Deepfreeze®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 Deepfreeze® 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 Deepfreeze® 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 Fresh Food or Deepfreeze®temperature.

Check gaskets for proper seal.

Clean condenser coils.

Adjust Fresh Food and/or Deepfreeze®control.

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

Chiller Freshsystem temperature is too warm.

Slide control to colder setting.

Adjust Deepfreeze®control to colder setting.

Food temperature is too cold.

Clean condenser coils.

Adjust Fresh Food control.

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

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 Fresh Food or Deepfreeze®temperature.

Clean condenser coils.

Adjust Deepfreeze®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.

Turn exterior moisture control switch ON.

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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 coil and connector block on refrigerator cabinet.

Confirm Deepfreeze®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 a saddle valve. Contact 1-800-843-0304 or an Amana dealer for availability. Do not use self-piercing valve. Amana is not responsible for property damage due to improper installation or water connection.

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Warranty

Full One Year Warranty

Full Five Year Warranty on Sealed System Components and Food Compartment Liner

Limited Ten Year Warranty on Sealed System Components

First Year

Amana Appliances will repair or replace, free of charge, any part which is defective due to workmanship or materials.

Second through Fifth Year

Amana Appliances will replace, free of charge, any sealed system component (compressor, condenser, evaporator, drier, and interconnecting tubing) and repair any food compartment liner (exclusive of door liner) which is defective due to workmanship or materials.

Sixth through Tenth Year

Amana Appliances will provide a free replacement part, f.o.b. Amana, Iowa, for any sealed system component (compressor, condenser, evaporator, drier, and interconnecting tubing) and repair any food compartment liner (exclusive of door liner) which is defective due to workmanship or materials.

Warranty Limitations

Begins at date of original purchase.

Applies to product used within the United States or in Canada if product has Canadian Standards Association listing when shipped from the factory.

Service must be performed by an authorized Amana technician.

Warranty Is Void If

Serial plate is defaced.

Product is used on a commercial, rental or leased basis.

Product has defect or damage due to product accident, alteration, connection to an improper electrical supply, fire, flood, lightning, or other conditions beyond the control of Amana Appliances.

Product is improperly installed or used.

Owner's Responsibilities

Provide proof of purchase (sales receipt).

Provide normal care and maintenance. Replace owner replaceable items where directions appear in Owner's Manual.

Make product reasonably accessible for service.

Pay premium service costs for service outside technician's normal business hours.

Pay for service calls related to product installation or usage.

In no event shall Amana Appliances be liable for incidental or consequential damages including food loss*

*This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may have others which vary from state to state. For example, some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages so this exclusion may not apply to you.

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