White-Westinghouse 241997501 User Manual


Use & Care Manual

Top Mount


Important Safety Instructions..............




Connecting Water Supply.....................


Door Removal Instructions..................


Temperature Controls...........................


Ice Service.............................................


Normal Operating Sounds & Sights....


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




Before you Call......................................



P/N 241997501 (October 2008)

Important Safety Instructions

Important Safety Instructions

Safety Precautions

Do not attempt to install or operate your unit until you have read the safety precautions in this manual. Safety items throughout this manual are labeled with a Danger, Warning or Caution based on the risk type.


This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that

follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.


DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.


WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.


CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.


Indicated installation, operation or maintenance information which is important but not hazard-related.


Please read all instructions before using this refrigerator.


Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read product labels for warnings regarding flammability and other hazards.

Do not operate the refrigerator in the presense of explosive fumes.

Avoid contact with any moving parts of automatic ice maker.

Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause severe cuts, and also destroy finishes if they come in contact with other appliances or furniture.

child safety

Destroy or recycle the carton, plastic bags, and any exterior wrapping material immediately after the refrigerator is unpacked. Children should never use these items to play. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets or stretch wrap may become airtight chambers, and can quickly cause suffocation.


These Guidelines Must Be Followed To Ensure That

Safety Mechanisms In This Refrigerator Will Operate


Electrical information

The refrigerator must be plugged into its own dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., 15 Amp, AC only electrical outlet.The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a three-prong grounding plug for your protection against

electrical shock hazards. It must be plugged directly into a properly grounded three prong receptacle.The receptacle must be installed in accordance with local codes and ordinances. Consult a qualified electrician. Avoid connecting refrigerator to a Ground Fault Interruptor (GFI) circuit. Do not use an extension cord or adapter plug.

If the power cord is damaged, it should be replaced by an authorized service technician to prevent any risk.

Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly, and pull straight out from the receptacle to prevent damaging the power cord.

Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and before replacing a light bulb to avoid electrical shock.

Performance may be affected if the voltage varies by 10% or more. Operating the refrigerator with insufficient power can damage the compressor. Such damage is not covered under your warranty.

Do not plug the unit into an electrical outlet controlled by a wall switch or pull cord to prevent the refrigerator from being turned off accidentally.

proper disposal of your refrigerator or freezer

Risk of child entrapment

Child entrapment and suffocation

are not problems of the past. Junked or abondoned refrigerators or freezers are still dangerous – even if they will sit

for “just a few days.” If you are getting rid of your old refrigerator or freezer, please follow the instructions below to help prevent


Before you throw away your old refrigerator/ freezer:

Remove doors.

Leave shelves in place so children may not easily climb inside.

Have refrigerant removed by a qualified service technician.


White-Westinghouse 241997501 User Manual



Turning the Freezer and Fresh Food Controls to “0” turns off the compressor and prevents your refrigerator from cooling, but does not disconnect the power to the light bulb and other electrical components. To turn off power to your refrigerator you must unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.


Grounding type wall receptacle

Do not, under

any circumstances, cut, remove,

or bypass the grounding prong.

Power cord with 3-prong grounded plug

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.

This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only as instructed in this Use & Care Manual. Before starting the refrigerator, follow these important first steps.


Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet. Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.

If possible, place the refrigerator out of direct sunlight and away from the range, dishwasher or other heat sources.

The refrigerator must be installed on a floor that is level and strong enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator.

Consider water supply availability for models equipped with an automatic ice maker.



Do Not install the refrigerator where the temperature will drop below 55°F (13°C) or rise above 110°F (43°C). The compressor will not be able to maintain proper temperatures inside the refrigerator.

Do Not block the toe grille on the lower front of your refrigerator. Sufficient air circulation is essential for the proper operation of your refrigerator.


If you install your refrigerator in a garage or other unheated area, you may experience freezer temperature problems during the winter months when temperatures dip below 55° F.

Upgrading your refrigerator with a Garage Kit will lower the minimum operating temperature of your unit to 34° F.This kit can be ordered through the Electrolux Solutions Hotline (see back cover).

Installation Clearances

Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, proper air circulation, and plumbing and electrical connections:

Sides & Top





If you see black coils/tubing on the back of your refrigerator (air-cooled condenser) leave 3” clearance at top of refrigerator.

door opening

Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy access to a counter when removing food.To make this possible, the direction in which the doors open can be reversed. See Door Removal & Reversal Instructions.


If your refrigerator is placed with the door hinge side against a wall, you may have to allow additional space so the door can be opened wider.


All four corners of your refrigerator must rest firmly on a solid floor.Your refrigerator is equipped with adjustable front rollers or front leveling screws to help level your unit.

To Level Your Refrigerator:

1.Remove toe grille.

2.Use flat-blade screwdriver

or 3/8” socket wrench to adjust front rollers. Use adjustable wrench to adjust leveling screws.


Raise the front of the refrigerator enough so the doors close freely when opened halfway.The refrigerator should slope ¼” to ½” from front to back.Then level the refrigerator from side to side.






























Adjustable Front Roller

Stationary Front Roller


(some models)


with Leveling Screw







(some models)




To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect the refrigerator from electrical power before connecting a water supply line to the refrigerator.


To Avoid Property Damage:

Copper tubing is recommended for the water supply line. Water supply tubing made of ¼” plastic is not recommended since it greatly increases the potential for water leaks. Manufacturer will not be responsible for any damage if plastic tubing is used for supply line.

DO NOT install water supply tubing in areas where temperatures fall below freezing.

Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener can damage the ice maker. If the ice maker is connected to soft water, ensure that the softener is maintained and working properly.


Ensure that your water supply line connections comply with all state and local laws and regulations.

Before Installing The Water Supply Line,You Will Need

Basic Tools: adjustable wrench, flat-blade screwdriver, and PhillipsTM screwdriver

Access to a household cold water line with water pressure between 30 and 100 psi. (cold water only)

A water supply line made of ¼ inch (6.4 mm) OD, copper tubing.To determine the length of copper tubing needed, you will need to measure the distance from the ice maker inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator to your cold water pipe.Then add approximately 7 feet (2.1 meters), so the refrigerator can be moved out for cleaning (as shown).

A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to your household water system. DO NOT use a self-piercing type shutoff valve.

A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting the water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve.


Water line kit number 5303917950, available from your appliance dealer at additional cost, contains 25 feet (7.6 meters) of ¼ inch OD copper tubing, a saddle type shutoff valve (nonpiercing), (2) ¼ inch brass compression nuts, (2) ferrules/sleeves, and instructions for installing a water supply line.

To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet


1.Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.

2.Place end of water supply line into sink or bucket.Turn ON water supply and flush supply line until water is clear.Turn OFF water supply at shutoff valve.

3.Unscrew plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap.

4.Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto water supply line, as shown.

5.Push water supply line into water valve inlet as far as it will go (¼ inch). Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut onto valve.Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten.

6.With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply line to rear panel of refrigerator as shown.

7.Coil excess water supply line (about 2½ turns) behind refrigerator as shown and arrange coils so they do not vibrate or wear against any other surface.

8.Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten any connections that leak.

9.Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power source.

10.To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm (see ice maker front cover for ON/OFF position of arm).


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