Danby D1866WE User Manual

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Refrigerator

Use & Care Guide

Utilisation et entretien

Table Of Contents

 

Refrigerator Safety ..............................................

2

Child Entrapment ..............................................

3

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

4

Unpacking Your Refrigerator ...................

4

Space Requirements ...................................

4

Electricial Requirements ............................

5

Reversing the Door Swing .........................

5

Understanding Sounds You May Hear .....

6

Using Your Refrigerator ....................................

6

Ensuring Proper Air Circulation ...............

6

Setting the Controls ....................................

6

Food Storage Guide ...................................

7

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

8

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

8

Adjustable Meat Tray ..................................

8

Crisper and Crisper Cover ........................

8

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

8

Caring for your Refrigerator ............................

9

Cleaning Your Refrigerator .......................

9

Power Interruptions ...................................

10

Vacation and Moving Care ........................

10

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

11

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Table De Matiéres

 

Sécurité du réfrigérateur ...................................

13

Risque de piége pour enfant .............................

14

Installation du réfrigérateur .............................

15

Déballage de votre réfrigérateur ................

15

Espacement requis ....................................

15

Spécification électriques ...........................

16

Inversion du sens d’ouverture des portes ..

16

La bruits de l’appareil que vous pouvez

 

entendre.......................................................

17

Utilisation du réfrigérateur ................................

17

Pour s’assurer d’une circulation d’air

 

appropriée ..................................................

17

Réglage des commandes ...........................

17

Guide d’entreposage des aliments ............

18

Caractéristiques du réfrigérateur .....................

19

Tablette du réfrigérateur ............................

19

Tablette à viande réfrigérator .....................

19

Bac a légumes et couvercle du bac a

 

légumes........................................................

19

Ampoules d’eclairage ...............................

19

Entretien de votre réfrigérateur ........................

20

Nettoyage du réfrigérateur ........................

20

Pannes de courant ......................................

21

Entretien avant les vacances ou lors

 

d’un déménagement .................................

22

Guide de dépannage ...........................................

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3-60218-001 Rev. 05

REFRIGERATOR SAFETY

Your safety and the safety of others is very important.

We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance.

Always read and obey all safety messages.

This is the safety alert symbol.

This symbol alerts you to hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.

All safety messages will be preceded by the safety alert symbol and the word “DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean:

DANGER

WARNING

You will be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions.

You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t follow instructions.

All safety messages will identify the hazard, tell you how to reduce the chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS

WARNING - To reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, or injury when using your refrigerator, follow these basic precautions:

Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.

Do not remove ground prong.

Do not use an adapter.

Do not use an extension cord.

Disconnect power before servicing.

Replace all panels before operating.

Remove doors from you old refrigerator.

Use nonflammable cleaner.

Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from refrigerator.

Use two or more people to move and install refrigerator.

Disconnect power before installing ice maker.

- SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS -

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Help Save A Child's Life

Warning: Risk of Child Entrapment.

WARNING

Suffocation Hazard

Remove doors from your old refrigerator. Failure to do so can result in death or brain damage.

Never allow children to operate, play with, or crawl inside a refrigerator. Always leave the shelves in so children cannot easily crawl inside.

If you are storing a refrigerator:

1. Block the door open: Glue thick wooden blocks to the door so it can't close.

Be sure to use strong glue and place the blocks high, out of children's reach. Leave only enough room to allow ventilation to keep appliance from collecting mildew.

2. Band, tape or secure the door shut: Use strong tape and wrap it all the way around the appliance several times or pass a heavy duty chain around the appliance and through the handle(s) and then padlock it

ensuring it cannot slide loose.

Before you throw away your old refrigerator:

1. Take off the door: The hinge of chest type freezers are under spring tension. Instructions for removal of the hinges are found on the back the freezer.

2.Cut off any electrical wires: Ordinary household tools are all

3.Leave the shelves in place: so that children may not easily climb inside.

Talk to your children about the dangers of playing around or inside any container that might shut them in.

WHY all these precautions?

Each year children die because they climb inside an old refrigerator or freezer; the door closes and they are trapped inside and suffocate . . . usually in less than 10 minutes!

Please take a few minutes and prevent such a needless tragedy.

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Danby D1866WE User Manual

INSTALLING YOUR REFRIGERATOR

Unpacking Your Refrigerator

WARNING

Excessive Weight Hazard

Use two or more people to move and install refrigerator.

Failure to do so can result in back or other injury.

Removing Packaging Materials

• Remove tape and any labels from your refrigerator before using (except the model and serial number label). Do not remove any permanent instruction labels.

To remove any remaining tape or glue, rub the area briskly with your thumb. Tape or glue residue can also be easily removed by rubbing a small amount of liquid dish soap over the adhesive with your fingers. Wipe with warm water and dry.

Do not use sharp instruments, rubbing alcohol, flammable fluids, or abrasive cleaners to remove tape or glue. These products can damage the surface of your refrigerator. For more information, see “Important Safety Instructions” in the “Refrigerator Safety” section.

Do not install the refrigerator near an oven, radiator,

or other heat source, not in a location where the temperature will fall below 40°F (5°C).

Note: Some shelf trim comes with a protective film. Look for the “Peel Off” strip to remove this protective film.

Space Requirements

WARNING

Explosion Hazard

Keep flammable materials and vapors, such as gasoline, away from refrigerator.

Failure to do so can result in death, explosion or fire.

To ensure proper ventilation for your refrigerator, allow for a 1” (2.5 cm) space on each side.

Allow 3”” (7.5 cm) of space between overhead cabinets and refrigerator top.

Allow at least 1” (2.5 cm) between back of cabinet and the wall.

If the hinge side of the refrigerator is to be against a wall, you might want to leave extra space so the door

can swing open.

3 in./po. min (7.5 cm)

1 in./po. min

(2.54 cm)

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Electrical Requirements

WARNING

Electrical Shock Hazard Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet. Do not remove ground prong.

Do not use an adapter.

Do not use an extension cord.

Failure to do so can result in death, fire or electrical shock.

Before you move your refrigerator into its final location, it is important to make sure you have the proper electrical connection:

3-Prong (Grounding) Plug

Properly Polarized

and Grounded Outlet

Recommended Grounding Method

A 115 Volt, 60 Hz, AC only 15 or 20 ampere fused, grounded electrical supply is required. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only your refrigerator be provided. Use an outlet that cannot be turned off by a switch. Do not use an extension cord.

Note: Before performing any type of installation, cleaning, or removing a light bulb, turn the Thermostat Control (or Refrigerator Control depending on the model) to OFF and then disconnect the refrigerator from the electrical source. When you are finished, reconnect the refrigerator to the electrical source and reset the Thermostat Control (or Refrigerator Control) to the desired setting.

To Reverse Door Swing

(Pictured as doors will look when reversed.)

Hinge Cover

Hinge Screws

 

Top Hinge

Door Plugs

 

Door Stop

Hinge Pin

Screws

Door Stop

 

Nut

 

Hinge

Bottom Hinge Screws

 

1.Remove top hinge and lift door off the bottom hinge.

2.Remove door plugs, and two screws that hold door handle to the door.

3.Mount door handle to the opposite side and door plugs to the remaining holes on the face of the door.

4.Remove lower grille

5.Remove bottom hinge and move to the opposite side.

6.Remove bottom hinge pin by unscrewing nut on bottom of hinge and reassemble hinge pin on other hole on the bottom hinge.

7.Put door on bottom hinge, align with cabinet and secure with top hinge.

8.Make sure all hinge screws are tight.

9.Replace lower grille and upper hinge cover

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Level the refrigerator

Lower

Raise

1.Locate the 2 front levelling legs among the packing materials.

2.Screw these legs into the front holes on the bottom of the freezer. The back of the freezer rests on 2 fixed supports.

3.Adjust the 2 front legs so freezer does not rock.

USING YOUR

REFRIGERATOR

Ensuring Proper Air Circulation

In order to ensure proper temperature, you need to permit air flow. Cool air enters through the refrigerator section and moves up. The air then flows through the vents. Do not block any of these vents with food packages. If the vents are blocked, airflow will be prevented and temperature and moisture problems may occur.

Understanding Sounds

You May Hear

Your new refrigerator may make sounds that your old one didn’t make. Because the sounds are new to you, you might be concerned about them. Most of the new sounds are normal. Hard surfaces, like the floor, walls, and cabinets, can make the sounds seem louder than they actually are. The following describes the kinds of sounds and what may be making them.

The defrost timer will click when the automatic defrost cycle begins and ends. Also, the thermostat refrigerator control, will click when cycling on and off.

Rattling noises may come from the flow of refrigerant, the water line, or items stored on top of the refrigerator.

Your refrigerator is designed to run more efficiently to keep your food items at the desired temperature. The high efficiency compressor may cause your new refrigerator to run longer than your old one, and you may hear a pulsating or high-pitched sound.

Water dripping on the defrost heater during a defrost cycle may cause a sizzling sound.

As each cycle ends, you may hear a gurgling sound due to the refrigerant flowing in your refrigerator.

Contraction and expansion of the inside walls may cause a popping noise.

You may hear air being forced over the condenser by the condenser fan.

You may hear water running into the drain pan during

the defrost cycle.

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Setting the Controls

The temperature control is located on the side wall of the refrigerator compartment. It controls the temperature in both the refrigerator and freezer compartments (found on some models). When you plug in the refrigerator for the first time, set the temperature control knob to “4” . Temperature control adjustments range from 1 (warmest to 7 (coldest).

 

 

0

2

 

6

 

3

5

 

 

 

 

4

Give your refrigerator time to cool down completely before adding food. It is best to wait 24 hours before you put food into the refrigerator. The control is set correctly when milk or juice is as cold as you like. Move the dial one number at a time and wait 24 hours between adjustments.

NOTE: During high humidity, moisture may form on the outside of the cabinet. To prevent rust, dry the cabinet and reset the temperature control to a colder setting.

IMPORTANT: If you add food before the refrigerator has cooled completely, your food may spoil.

Turning the temperature control to a higher (colder) than recommended setting will not cool the compartments any faster.

Food Storage Guide

Wrap or store food in the refrigerator in airtight and moisture-proof material unless otherwise noted. This prevents food odor and taste transfer throughout the refrigerator. For dated products, check code date to ensure freshness.

Butter or margarine

Keep opened butter in covered dish or closed compartment. When storing an extra supply, wrap in freezer packaging and freeze.

Cheese

Store in the original wrapping until you are ready to use it. Once opened, rewrap tightly in plastic wrap or aluminum foil.

Milk

Wipe milk cartons. For best storage, place milk on interior shelf.

Eggs

Store in original carton on interior shelf.

Vegetables with skins (carrots, peppers)

Place in plastic bags or plastic container and store in crisper.

Fish

Use fresh fish and shellfish the same day as purchased.

Meat

Store most meat in original wrapping as long as it is airtight and moisture-proof. Rewrap if necessary. See the following chart for storage times. When storing meat longer than the times given, freeze the meat.

Chicken ...........................................................

1-2 days

Ground beef ....................................................

1-2 days

Variety meats (liver, heart, etc.) .......................

1-2 days

Cold cuts .........................................................

3-5 days

Steaks/roasts ...................................................

3-5 days

Cured meats .................................................

7-1 0 days

Leftovers

Cover leftovers with plastic wrap or aluminum foil. Plastic containers with tight lids can also be used.

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REFRIGERATOR

FEATURES

Refrigerator Shelves

The shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable to match your individual storage needs.

Storing similar food items together in your refrigerator and adjusting the shelves to fit different heights of items will make finding the exact item you want easier. It will also reduce the amount of time the refrigerator door is open, and save energy.

To remove a shelf:

1.Remove all items from the shelf.

2.Slide shelf straight out aligning the ‘shelf stops’ on each side of the shelf with the notches (or openings) on both sides of foodliner.

3.Lift straight up. The ‘shelf stops’ will slide through the notches in the food liner.

4.Slide shelf out the rest of the way.

To replace a shelf:

1.Slide shelf along rail of food liner.

2.Align the ‘shelf stops’ with the notches (or openings) on both sides of the food liner .

2.Push ‘shelf stops’ down through the notches.

3.Slide shelf all the way to the back of the refrigerator.

Adjustable Meat Tray

Your refrigerator is equipped with a meat tray that can be aligned to the right or left side.

To adjust the meat tray from one side to the other:

1.Remove the meat tray.

2.Remove the shelf that holds the meat tray.

Note: The meat tray has one fixed support. It is the support that runs down the centre of the shelf. The other support is the adjustable one.

3.Using a philips (+) screwdriver, unscrew the screw located on adjustable support.

4.Remove support and attach to preferred side of shelf.

5.Place screw back into adjustable support and fasten.

6.Slide meat tray back into position.

Crisper and Crisper Cover

To remove the crisper:

1.Slide crisper straight out to the stop.

2.Lift the front.

3.Slide crisper out the rest of the way.

Replace the crisper by sliding it back in fully past the drawer stop.

To remove the crisper cover:

1.Lift cover up and slide out.

2.Replace cover by fitting back of cover against back wall of cabinet. Then lower front into place.

Light Bulbs

To replace interior light:

1.Unplug refrigerator or disconnect power.

2.Remove light shield by pulling forward slightly and pulling out.

3.Replace bulb with same wattage appliance bulb.

4.Replace light shield by inserting front tabs into slots and squeezing shield lightly to insert back tabs into slots.

5.Plug in refrigerator or reconnect power.

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