Samsung RF197AB User manual

RF195AB
RF197AB
RF217AB
Refrigerator
user manual
English
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Free Standing Appliance
Features of your new Refrigerator
Key features of your new refrigerator
Your Samsung Refrigerator comes equipped with various innovative storage and energy-efficient features.
• Twin Cooling System
The Refrigerator and Freezer have separate evaporators. Due to this independent cooling system,
the Freezer and Refrigerator cool more efficiently.
Additionally, this separate air flow system prevents food odor of one compartment from seeping into
other compartments.
• Bigger & Wider Space
The wide shelf area provides enough space for larger items.
The wide freezer drawer also provides enough space for 2~3 turkeys.
• Secure Auto Close
The Secure Auto Close feature will automatically close a door that is slightly open.
• Digital Display and Temperature Control
The easy-to-read Digital Display enhances the look of your kitchen and allows you precise
temperature control.
• Door Alarm
A helpful beeper alerts you if a door is ajar.
• Easy Handle
Freezer door can be opened with less effort.
• Energy Star
This Energy star labeled product may save you money on your energy costs.
For easy future reference, write the
model and serial number down. You
will find your model number and serial
number on the left side of the refrigerator.
2_ Features
Model # Serial # Safety Information
SAFETY INFORMATION
Before operating the appliance, please read this manual thoroughly and retain it for your reference.
Use this appliance only for its intended purpose as described in this instruction manual.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory
or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision
or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Because the following instruction covers various models, the characteristics of your Refrigerator may
differ slightly from the Refrigerator described in this manual. If you have any question, contact us at
1-800-SAMSUNG or find help and information online at www.samsung.com.
Important safety symbols and precautions:
WARNING
CAUTION
Hazards or unsafe practices that may result in severe personal injury or death.
Hazards or unsafe practices that may result in minor personal injury or property
damage.
Do NOT attempt.
Do NOT disassemble.
Do NOT touch.
Follow directions carefully.
Unplug the power plug from the wall socket.
Make sure the machine is grounded to prevent electric shock.
Call the contact center for help.
Note.
These warning signs are here to prevent injury to you and others.
Please follow them carefully.
After reading this section, keep it in a safe place for future reference.
WARNING
sEVERE wARninG siGns FoR instALLAtion
• Do not install the refrigerator in a damp place or place where it may come in contact with
water.
- Deteriorated insulation of electrical parts may cause an electric shock or fire.
• Do not place this refrigerator in direct sunlight or expose to the heat from stoves, room
heaters or other appliance.
Safety Information _3
Safety Information
• Do not plug several appliances into the same multiple power board. The refrigerator
should always be plugged into its own individual electrical which has a voltage rating that
matched the rating plate.
- This provides the best performance and also prevents overloading house wiring circuits, which
could cause a fire hazard from overheated wires.
• If the wall socket is loose, do not insert the power plug.
- There is a risk of electric shock of fire.
• Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at either end.
• Do not bend the power cord excessively or place heavy articles on it.
• Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip plug firmly and
pull straight out from the outlet.
- Damage to the cord may cause a short-circuit, fire and/or electric shock.
• Do not use aerosols near the Refrigerator.
- Aerosols used near the Refrigerator may cause an explosion or fire.
• This refrigerator must be properly installed and located in accordance with the manual
before it is used.
• Connect the power plug in proper position with the cord hanging down.
- If you connect the power plug upside down, the wire can get cut off and cause a fire or electric
shock.
• When moving the refrigerator, be careful not to roll over or damage the power cord.
- This constitutes a fire hazard.
• Make sure that the power plug is not squashed or damaged by the back of the
refrigerator.
• Keep the packing materials out of reach of children.
- There is a risk of death from suffocation if children put them on their head.
• The appliance must be positioned so that the plug is accessible after installation.
• The Refrigerator must be safely grounded
- Always make sure that you have grounded the Refrigerator before attempting to investigate or
repair any part of the appliance. Power leakages can cause severe electric shock.
• Never use gas pipes, telephone lines or other potential lightning attractors as an electrical
ground.
WARNING
- Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock.
If it is necessary to use an extension cord, use only a 3-wire extension cord that has a 3-blade
grounding plug and a 3-slot receptacle that will accept the plug on the appliance. The marked
rating of the extension cord should be AC115-120 V, 10 A, or more. If a grounding adapter is
used, make sure the receptacle box is fully ground
• If the power cord is damaged, have it replaced immediately by the manufacturer or its
service agent.
4_ Safety Information
CAUTION
caution signs for installation
• Allow sufficient space to install the refrigerator on a flat surface.
- If your refrigerator is not level, the internal cooling system may not work correctly.
• Keep ventilation opening in the appliance enclosure or mounting structure clear of
obstruction.
• Allow the appliance to stand for 2 hours after installation.
WARNING
sEVERE wARninG siGns FoR using
• Do not insert the power plug with wet hands.
• Do not store articles on the top of the appliance.
- When you open or close the door, the articles may fall and cause personal injury and/or
material damage.
• Do not put a container filled with water on the refrigerator.
- If spilled, there is a risk of fire or electric shock.
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
• Do not let children hang on the door. A serious injury may occur.
• Do not let children enter inside of the refrigerator. There is a risk of children entrapment.
• Do not insert your hands into the bottom area under the appliance.
- Any sharp edges may cause personal injury.
• Do not let children step on drawer’s cover.
- The drawer may break and cause them to slip.
• Do not overfill the refrigerator with food.
- When you open the door, an item may fall out and cause personal injury or material damage.
• Do not touch the inside walls of the freezer or products stored in the freezer with wet
hands.
- This may cause frostbite.
• Do not spray inflammable gas near the refrigerator.
- There is a risk of explosion or fire.
• Do not store volatile or flammable substances in the refrigerator.
- The storage of benzene, thinner, alcohol, ether, LP gas and other such products may cause
explosions.
• Do not store pharmaceuticals products, scientific materials or temperature sensitive
products in the refrigerator.
- Products that require strict temperature controls must not be stored in the refrigerator.
• Do not place or use an electrical appliance inside the refrigerator, unless it is of a type
recommended by the manufacturer.
• Do not use mechanical devices or any other means to accelerate the defrosting process,
other than those recommended by the manufacturer.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• Do not disassemble or repair the refrigerator by yourself.
- You run risk of causing a fire, malfunction and/or personal injury.
Safety Information _5
Safety Information
WARNING
sEVERE wARninG siGns FoR using
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
• Bottles should be stored tightly together so that they do not fall out.
• This product is intended only for the storage of food in a domestic environment.
• If a gas leak is detected, avoid any naked flames or potential sources of ignition and air
the room in which the appliance is standing for several minutes.
• Pull the power plug out of the socket before changing the interior lamps of the
refrigerator.
- Otherwise, there is a risk of electric shock.
• If the appliance generates a strange noise, a burning smell or smoke, unplug the power
plug immediately and contact your nearest service center.
• If you experience difficulty when changing the light, contact service agents.
• If any dust or water is in Refrigerator, pull out power plug and contact your Samsung
Electronics service center.
- Otherwise there is a risk of fire
CAUTION
caution signs for using
• Do not re-freeze frozen foods that have thawed completely.
• Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the freezer compartment. Do not put bottles or
glass containers in the freezer.
- When the contents freeze, the glass may break and cause personal injury.
• Service warranty and Modification.
- Any changes or modifications performed by a 3rd party on this finished appliance is not
covered under Samsung warranty service, nor can Samsung be responsible for safety issues
that result from 3rd party modifications.
• Do not block air holes.
- If the air holes are blocked, especially with a plastic bag, the refrigerator can be over cooled. If
this cooling period lasts too long, the water filter may break and cause water leakage.
• If the refrigerator is disconnected from the power supply, you should wait for at least five
minutes before plugging it back.
• If you have a long vacation planned or the refrigerator is not to be used for a long period
of time, you must empty the refrigerator and pull out the power plug.
- Deterioration in the insulation may cause fire.
• Wipe excess moisture from the inside and leave the doors open.
- Otherwise, door and mold may develop.
• To get Best performance of product,
- Do not place foods too closely in front of the vents at the rear of the appliance as it can
obstruct free air circulation in the refrigerator compartment.
- Wrap the food up properly or place it in airtight containers before putting it into the refrigerator.
• Fill water tank, ice tray, water cubes only with potable water.
6_ safety information
CAUTION
caution signs for using
• When the product is flooded, make sure to contact your nearest service center.
- There is a risk of electric shock or fire.
• Do not directly spray water inside or outside the refrigerator.
- There is a risk of fire or electric shock.
• Remove any foreign matter or dust from the power plug pins. Do not use a wet or damp
cloth when cleaning the plug, remove any foreign material or dust from the power plug
pins.
- Otherwise there is a risk of fire or electric shock.
• Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and making repairs.
WARNING
sEVERE wARninG siGns FoR disposal
DANGER : Risk of child entrapment. 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.
• Please dispose of the packaging material for this product in an environmentally friendly
manner.
• Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside. Ensure that none
of the pipes on the back of the appliance are damaged prior to disposal.
• When disposing of this refrigerator, remove the door/door seals and door latch so that
small children or animals cannot become trapped inside.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
• Cyclopentane is used as in the insulation. The gases in the insulation material require
a special disposal procedure. Please contact your local authorities in regard to the
environmentally safe disposal of this product. Ensure that none of the pipes on the back
of the refrigerator are damaged prior to disposal.
safety information _7
Contents
Setting up your
French Door Refrigerator
09
Operating your
SAMSUNG Refrigerator
19
TROUBLESHOOTING
09
10
10
15
16
17
Getting ready to install the refrigerator
Setting up the refrigerator
Removing the refrigerator doors
Adjusting the doors
Making minor adjustments between doors
Installation of the water line
19
20
21
24
24
25
27
28
29
30
Parts and features
Using the control panel
Controlling the temperature
Storing food in the refrigerator
Storing food in the freezer drawer
Food storage tips
Removing the fridge accessories
Removing the freezer accessories
Cleaning the refrigerator
Changing the interior lights
31 Troubleshooting
31
WARRANTY
32
8_ contents
32 Warranty
Setting up your French Door Refrigerator
GETTING READY TO INSTALL THE REFRIGERATOR
Congratulations on your purchase of this Samsung French Door Refrigerator. We hope you enjoy the state-of-art
features and efficiencies that this new appliance offers.
50.8mm
01 SETTING UP
Selecting the best location for the Refrigerator
• A location with easy access to the water supply.
• A location without direct exposure to sunlight.
• A location with level (or nearly level) flooring.
• A location with enough space for the Refrigerator doors to open easily.
• Allow sufficient space for air circulation of the internal cooling system. If the
Refrigerator does not have enough space, the internal cooling system may not
work properly.
94.0mm
50.8mm
First thing! Make sure that you can easily move your Refrigerator to its final location by measuring doorways
(both width and height), thresholds, ceilings, stairways, etc.
The following chart details the exact height and depth of Samsung French Door Refrigerator.
Model
RF195AB
RF197AB
RF217AB
Capacity (ℓ)
504.0
557.8
817
817
without door (B)
617
667
with door (C)
774
824
without hinge (D)
1743
1743
with hinge (E)
1772
1772
Width (A)
Dimension
(mm)
Depth
Height
A
B
C
D
E
• A
llow clearance to the right, left, back and top when installing. This will help reduce power consumption
and keep your energy bills lower.
• If you install the Refrigerator where is below 10ºC, it may not function optimally.
• Do not locate the refrigerator where the wet condition.
CAUTION
When moving your refrigerator
To prevent floor damage, be sure the front adjusting legs
are in the up position(above the floor).
Refer to ‘Adjusting the doors’ (on page 15).
Flat-blade
screwdriver(-)
Control Lever
FLOORING
For proper installation, this refrigerator must be placed on a level
surface of hard material that is the same height as the rest of
the flooring. This surface should be strong enough to support a
fully loaded refrigerator, or approximately 106kg. To protect the
finish of the flooring, cut a large section of the cardboard carton
and place under the refrigerator where you are working. When
moving the refrigerator, be sure to pull it straight out and return it
to position by pushing it straight in.
setting up _9
Setting up your French Door Refrigerator
SETTING UP THE REFRIGERATOR
Now that you have your new Refrigerator installed in place, you are ready to set up and enjoy the features and
functions of the appliance. By completing the following steps, your Refrigerator should be fully operational.
1. P
lace the Refrigerator in an appropriate location with reasonable clearance between it and the wall.
Refer to installation instructions in this manual. (page 9, selecting the best location for the Refrigerator)
2. Once the Refrigerator is plugged in, make sure the interior light comes on when you open the doors.
3. S
et the Temperature control to the coldest temperature and wait for an hour. The Freezer will get
slightly chilled and the motor will run smoothly.
4. A
fter powering the Refrigerator, it will take a few hours to reach the appropriate temperature. You can
store food and drinks in the Refrigerator after the temperature is sufficiently cool.
Check the accessories listed below.
Compression fitting
Compression nut
Hex Wrench
Fastener
Socket Wrench
(7/16”) (for bolts)
Hex Wrench (3/16”)
(for Mid hinge)
Required Tools (Not provided)
Phillips screwdriver(+)
Flat-blade screwdriver(-)
Pliers
REMOVING THE REFRIGERATOR DOORS
Some installations require door/drawer removal to transport the Refrigerator to its final location.
Do not remove the door/drawer if it is not needed. Before removing the door/drawer make sure you read
following items.
WARNING
Disconnect power to the Refrigerator before removing the door or drawer.
• B
e careful not to drop, damage or scratch the door/drawer while removing them.
• B
e careful not to get injured while removing the door/drawer.
• R
eattach the door/drawer properly to avoid:
- Moisture from air leakage.
- Uneven door alignment.
- Wasting energy due to improper door seal.
10_ setting up
Disassembling the fridge door
WARNING
Be careful not to drop and scratch the fridge door while removing the fridge door!
Socket wrench
01 SETTING UP
Top Table
1. R
emove the 3 screws holding
down the top table and remove
it.
2. Disconnect electric wire on the
top of the refrigerator.
3. Remove the 3 hex bolts that
hold the hinge on the top of the
refrigerator with the 7/16” socket
wrench.
5. Separate the hinge from the
electric wire and ground wire as
shown above.
6. Lift the door straight up to
remove.
Be careful not to drop and
scratch the doors while removing
them.
ground
wire
4. R
emove the screw that holds
the ground wire with a philips
screwdriver(+).
Disassembling the freezer door (DRAWER TYPE - RF217,RF197)
Middle Hinge
1. S
eparate the cap on the middle
hinge.
Allen wrench
2. Remove the screw attached to the left and right middle hinges with a
philips screwdriver(+).
Remove the 2 hex head bolts attached to the left and right middle
hinges with an allen wrench(3/16”).
setting up _11
Setting up your French Door Refrigerator
3. A
fter opening the Freezer door,
lift the drawer box.
4. R
emove 4 hex head bolts
from both sides with a socket
wrench(7/16”)
5. Lift up the freezer door from the
rails.
Be careful not to drop and
scratch the freezer door.
Disassembling the freezer door (SWING TYPE - RF195)
Middle Hinge
1. S
eparate the Cap on the Middle
Hinge.
2. Remove the screw attached to the left and right middle hinges with a
philips screwdriver(+).
Remove the 2 hex head bolts attached to the left and right middle
hinges with an allen wrench(3/16”).
3. R
emove the Middle Hinge
connected to the Freezer.
4. Lift up the freezer door from the
hinge.
Be careful not to drop and
scratch the freezer door.
12_ setting up
Reassembling the fridge door
01 SETTING UP
1. Insert and tighten the screw into
the left and right middle hinges
with a philips screwdriver(+).
2. Insert and tighten the 2 hex head 3. Replace the middle hinge cap.
bolts into the left and right middle
hinges with an allen wrench(3/16”).
4. P
lace the hole in the bottom of
the left d oor over the middle
hinge.
5. Insert the left upper hinge shaft
into the hole on the corner of the
fridge door.
6. Insert the upper hinges into the holes
at the top of the door.
Insert and tighten the 3 hex head
bolts into the left and right upper
hinges with a socket wrench(3/16”).
ground
wire
Top Table
7. Insert and tighten the ground
screw into the left and right
upper hinges with a philips
screwdriver(+).
8. Connect the electronic wire on
the top of the refrigerator.
9. Position the top table in place.
Insert and tighten the 3 screws
into the top table with a philips
screwdriver(+).
setting up _13
Setting up your French Door Refrigerator
Reassembling the freezer door (DRAWER TYPE - RF217,RF197)
Slot
1. P
ull out the rails to the full length
on each sidle of the cabinet
evenly.
Slot
2. Hang the freezer door front onto
open slot on the sides.
3. With the 7/16 inch wrench,
reattach 4 bolts to connect the
rail with the door.
4. W
ith the drawer pulled out fully,
insert the drawer box into the rail
system.
Reassembling the freezer door (SWING TYPE - RF195)
1. P
lace the hole in the bottom of
the freezer door over the right
side low hinge.
14_ setting up
2. Replace the middle hinge connected to the freezer.
3. Insert and tighten the screw into the left and right middle hinges with a
philips screwdriver(+). Insert and tighten the 2 hex head bolts into the
left and right middle hinges with an allen wrench(3/16”).
4. Replace the cap on the middle hinge.
ADJUSTING THE DOORS
Now that the doors are back on the Refrigerator, you want to make sure the Refrigerator is level so that you can
make final adjustments. If the Refrigerator is not level, it will not be possible to get the doors perfectly even.
Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into a notch on the left control lever, turn it clockwise or counter-clockwise
to level the left door.
Control Lever
Screwdriver(-)
When the Left door is higher than the Right door.
Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into a notch on the right control lever, turn it clockwise or counter-clockwise
to level the right door.
Control Lever
Screwdriver(-)
CAUTION
Both control levers must be surely touching the floor to avoid the possible personal injury or property
damage because of tipping.
setting up _15
01 SETTING UP
When the Left door is lower than the Right door.
Setting up your French Door Refrigerator
MAKING MINOR ADJUSTMENTS BETWEEN DOORS
Remember, a level Refrigerator is necessary for getting the doors perfectly even. If you need help, review the
previous section on leveling the Refrigerator.
When the left
door is lower
than the right
door.
When the left
door is higher
than the right
door.
Adjustment
part
Adjustment
part
1. Pull out the freezer drawer ( 1 ), then you can see the middle hinge ( 2 ) .
2. Insert the supplied hex wrench ( 3 ) into the shaft ( 4 ) of the middle hinge.
) or counter-clockwise (
3. Please adjust the height by turning the hex wrench ( 3 ) clockwise (
).
2
3
3
4
1
When you turn the hex wrench counter-clockwise(
), the door will move up.
1. A
fter adjusting the doors, please insert the supplied fastener ( 5 ) using Pliers ( 6 ) in the gap between
the hinge-grommet ( 7 ) and the middle hinge ( 8 ). The number of fasteners you’ll need to insert
depends on the gap.
2 fastener are enclosed with the refrigerator.
The thickness of each fastener is 1.0mm.
16_ setting up
INSTALLATION OF THE WATER LINE
Before You Install the water line
• W
ater line Kit and water filter are not covered by Samsung’s Warranty. The manufacturer (or dealer,
installer) of them is responsible for any defects and all the loss caused by water filter & water line kit .
• The filter should be replaced according to manufacturer (or dealer)’s instruction.
• To order additional water filters, please contact the manufacturer (or dealer) of the filter.
Using the water filter (not provided)
1. Cold Water line
2. Pipe Clamp.
3. Plastic line
4. Compression Nut
5. Compression Sleeve
6. Packing Nut
7. Shut Off Valve
8. Filter Cartridge
9. Cartridge Holder
Connecting to water supply line
• S
hut off the main water supply line and turn the Ice maker to
the off position.
• L
ocate the nearest cold drinking water line.
• F
ollow the instructions in the water filter installation kit.
• A
fter connecting the water supply line to the Cartridge Holder
inlet (insert plastic line in fully), install the Filter Cartridge.
• T
urn on water supply and flush 4 or more gallons into a
bucket to clear the water filter.
90 degree
• If you want to install a water filter, it must be installed outside
the refrigerator.
It is not provided with your new refrigerator. The filter cartridge
(8) and holder (9) kit can be purchased from the retailer where
you purchased this refrigerator.
• Do not use copper line.
• Cut the tubing, making sure the ends are square and clean.
Incorrect
Correct
setting up _17
01 SETTING UP
• T
he water line installation is not warranted by the refrigerator manufacturer.
So before you install the water line, read the whole steps for installing and follow these instructions
carefully to minimize the risk of expensive water damage.
• B
anging pipes (water banging in the pipes) in house plumbing can cause damage to fridge parts and
lead to water leakage or flooding. Call a qualified plumber to correct the problem before installing the
water supply line to the fridge.
• T
o prevent burns and product damage, do not hook up the water line to the hot water line.
• D
o not install the water line in areas where temperatures fall below freezing.
• W
hen using any electrical device (such as a power drill) during installation, be sure the device is
insulated or wired in a manner to prevent electric shock.
• All installations must be in a accordance with local plumbing code requirements.
Setting up your French Door Refrigerator
Connect the water line to the fridge
Cartridge
Holder
• C
onnect the plastic line on the back of your fridge to the cartridge
holder outlet (fully insert the plastic line to the cartridge holder
outlet).
• Insert plastic clip to the cartridge holder inlet and outlet.
• T
urn water on and check for any leakage.
Clip
• Y
ou can purchase the necessary filter cartridge at the retailer
Filter
where you purchased this refrigerator. Make sure you buy the
cartridge
SAMSUNG filter cartridge (Replacement cartridge No : DA29Plastic line
00015A) to ensure the best performance.
(Provided)
• T
he water line must be connected to drinkable water only
• A
compression fitting and nut kit is supplied with the unit and it is inside the fridge drawer.
• W
hen pushing the Refrigerator back, make sure you don’t roll over the power cord or water
line(Icemaker supply line)
To use without the water filter
Connecting to the water supply line
1. Cold Water line
2. Pipe Clamp.
3. Plastic line
4. Compression Nut
5. Compression Sleeve
6. Packing Nut.
7. Shut Off Valve
• S
hut off the main water supply line and turn the Ice maker to the
off position.
• Locate the nearest cold water drinking line.
Connect the water line to the fridge
1) Slip the compression nut through the plastic tubing.
2) A
fter inserting the compression nut into plastic tubing, tighten
the compression nut onto 1/4” compression fitting(Provided).
Do not overtighten the compression nut.
• U
sing Copper Tubing
- Slip the compression nut and ferrule on copper tubing as
shown.
• U
sing Plastic Tubing
- Insert the molded end(Bulb) of the plastic tubing into the
compression fitting.
Do not use without the molded end(Bulb) of the plastic tubing.
Household water line
Copper tubing or Plastic tubing
(Not supplied) (Not supplied)
Compression Nut
(1/4”) (Purchased)
Ferrule
(Purchased)
Plastic Tubing
(Provided)
Bulb
Compression
fitting (Provided)
Compression Nut
(1/4”) (Provided)
Refrigerator
CAUTION
3) Tighten the compression nut onto the compression fitting.
4) Turn water on and check for any leakage.
• W
ater line must be connected to drinkable water only.
• W
hen pushing the Refrigerator back, make sure you don’t roll over the power cord or water line
(Icemaker supply line).
18_ setting up
Operating your SAMSUNG Refrigerator
PARTS AND FEATURES
Use this page to become more familiar with the parts and features of the Refrigerator.
02 operating
Fridge Light
Door Bin
Moving Tray
(Location is adjustable)
Glass Shelf
Door Bin
Vegetable & Fruit
Drawer
Bottle Bin
Freezer Light
Pull Out Drawer
Freezer Drawer
Bin
Operating _19
Operating your SAMSUNG Refrigerator
USING THE CONTROL PANEL
1
2
3
4
5
6
Temperature & Function select / control panel
( 1 ) Ice Off Button
When the Ice Off Button is pressed, ice will not be produced.
Use this function only when it is needed.
( 2 ) Power Freeze Button
Press this button to freeze food quickly.
(Power Freeze will last 2 and a half hours.)
( 3 ) Freezer Button
Freezer temperature set button.
Press this button to set the Freezer temp between -14ºC and -22ºC.
(At initial power on, the default setting is -19ºC.)
( 4 ) Fridge Button
Fridge temperature set button.
Press this button to set the Fridge temperature in 1ºC intervals between 7ºC and 1ºC.
(At initial power on, the default setting is 3ºC.)
( 5 ) Power Cool Button
Press this button to cool the food in the fridge quickly.
(Power Cool will shut off when -4ºC is reached or after 2 and a half hours.
( 6 ) E.Saver Button
Press the Energy Saver button for better energy efficiency. If water drops appear on the doors, turn
the Energy Saver function off.
20_ Operating
CONTROLLING THE TEMPERATURE
02 operating
Setting the freezer temperature
If you want to control the freezer temperature, follow as below.
Press the Freezer Button (Refer the picture)
- The temperature can be set in 1ºC interval between -22ºC and -14ºC.
When selecting the temperature, the set temperature is displayed initially
for 5 seconds, then the actual temperature is displayed.
(There may be slight difference between the set temperature and
displayed actual temperature, but it will be corrected to the set
temperature automatically.)
- The Freezer temperature will change depending on the number of door openings, quantity of food,
ambient temperature, etc.
- The temperature display will blink when freezer temperature increases due to frequent door opening,
keeping warm food, etc.
(Blinking will stop when the refrigerator reaches normal temperature. If for some reason it does not stop
after a long period of time, contact a Samsung service center.)
Setting the fridge temperature
If you want to control the fridge temperature, follow as below.
Press the Fridge Button (Refer the picture)
- The temperature can be set in 1ºC interval between 1ºC and 7ºC.
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When selecting the fridge temperature, the set temperature is displayed
initially for 5 seconds, then the actual temperature is displayed.
(There may be slight difference between the set temperature and
displayed actual temperature, but it will be corrected to the set
temperature automatically.)
- The Fridge temperature will change depending on the number of door openings, quantity of food,
ambient temperature, etc.
- Temperature of each shelve or container in the fridge may be different.
- The temperature display will blink when fridge temperature is increases due to frequent door opening,
keeping warm food, etc.
(Blinking will stop when the refrigerator reaches normal temperature. If for some reason it does not stop
after a long period of time, contact a Samsung service center.)
If you want to make ice faster (Controlling the Power Freeze)
Press the Power Freeze Button. (Refer to the picture.)
- The power Freeze light on the display goes on (see the arrow mark) and this function begins to
operate regardless of the set freezer temperature.
Press the Power Freeze Button again to cancel this
function.
- The light goes off and it operates at the set freezer
temperature again.
- The Power Freeze function operates for 2 and a half hours regardless of the set temperature.
If you want to speed up the cooling in the Fridge (Power Cool)
Press the Power Cool Button. (Refer to the picture.)
-T
he Power cool light on the display goes on (see the arrow mark) and this function begins to operate
regardless of the set fridge temperature.
Press the Power Cool Button again to cancel this function.
-T
he light goes off and it operates at the set fridge
temperature again.
- The Power Cool function operates for 2 and a half hours regardless of the set temperature.
22_ Operating
Cooling Off Mode (“OF & OF” code on the display)
CAUTION
In Cooling Off Mode, the refrigerator works but doesn’t make cool air. To cancel this mode, press
the Power Freeze and Freezer buttons at the same time for 3 seconds until a “Ding-dong” sound
is heard. The unit will now cool.
Cooling Off
mode
Ice Maker Operation
The ice maker will produce 8 cubes per cycle - approximately
100~130 cubes in a 24-hour period, depending on freezer
compartment temperature, room temperature, number of door
openings and other use conditions.
Throw away the first few batches of ice to allow the water line to
clear.
Be sure nothing interferes with the sweep of the feeler arm.
When the bin fills to the level of the feeler arm, the icemaker will
stop producing ice.
After the icemaker has been turned on again, there will be a time
Test Button
delay before the icemaker resumes operation.
It is normal for several cubes to be joined together.
If ice is not used frequently, old ice cubes will become cloudy, taste stale and shrink.
So if you don’t want to make ice, press the Ice Off button.
Test button
CAUTION
If ice doesn’t come out, pull out the ice maker and press the Test Button located on the lower
front side of ice maker. (Refer to the picture for the location.)
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This function is for store display refrigerators. It is not for customer use.
Operating your SAMSUNG Refrigerator
STORING FOOD IN THE REFRIGERATOR
The Samsung Refrigerator has been designed to provide you with maximum space saving features and
functions. Here are some of the customized compartments we have created to keep your food fresher longer. In
order to further prevent odor from seeping into the ice compartment, stored food should be wrapped securely
and as airtight as possible.
Moving Tray
Can be used to store small dairy items like butter or margarine, yogurt
or cream cheese bricks
Bottle Bin
Designed to handle large, bulky items such as gallons of milk or other
large bottles and containers.
Fridge Shelves
Designed to be crack-resistant, the shelves can be used to store all
types of food and drinks. Circular marks on the glass surface are a
normal phenomenon and can usually be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
Vegetable & Fruit
Drawers
Used for preserving the freshness of your stored vegetables and fruits.
This drawer has been specifically designed to control the level of
humidity within the compartment. Keep vegetables and fruits separate
when possible.
butter/cheese
Do not place any large articles of food under the lamp in the Refrigerator. An air sensor is located
near the lamp and if the sensor is blocked, your Refrigerator may become too cold. Please place
Vegetable and Fruits in the Vegetable and Fruits Drawers to avoid freezing them. If the food in
your Refrigerator becomes frozen, please set the temperature higher.
STORING FOOD IN THE FREEZER DRAWER
Pull Out Drawer
Best used to store meats or dry foods. Stored food should be placed
in a container or wrapped securely using plastic wrap or other suitable
wrapping materials.
Freezer Drawer Bin
Can be used to store meat and dry foods.
Stored food should be placed in a container or wrapped securely using
plastic wrap or other suitable wrapping materials.
Bottles should be stored tightly together so that they do not tip and fall out when the Refrigerator
door is opened.
If you plan to go away for a long time, empty the Refrigerator and turn it off. Wipe the excess
moisture from the inside of the appliance and leave the doors open. This helps keep odor and
mold from developing.
24_ Operating
FOOD STORAGE TIPS
Foods
Refrigerator
Freezer
Storage Tips
DAIRY PRODUCTS
2-3 Weeks
6-9 Months
Wrap or cover tightly.
Milk
1-2 Weeks
Not recommended
Check date code. Most milk and similar products are sold in date-coded
cartons that indicate a products’s peak freshness. Re-seal with cap or
wrap tightly. Do not return unused protions to oroginal container.
2-4 Weeks
Not recommended
3-4 Months
6 Months
Hard Cheese (opened)
2 Months
Not recommended
Cottage Cheese
10-15 Days
Not recommended
Cream
7-10 Days
2 Months
Sour Cream
2 Weeks
Not recommended
Cream Dips (opened)
1 Week
Not recommended
Yogurt
10-14 Days
Not recommended
Frozen Yogurt
n/a
2 Months
Eggs (uncooked)
3-4 Weeks
Not recommended
Check date code. Store eggs in coldest part of refrigerator and in their
original container.
Eggs (cooked)
1 weeks
Not recommended
Store in covered container
Leftover egg dishes
3-4 Days
Not recommended
Store in covered container
Apples
1 Month
Not recommended
Bananas
2-4 Days
Not recommended
Peaches, Melons,
Pears, Avocados
3-5 Days
Not recommended
Berries and Cherries
2-3 Days
12 Months
Apricots
3-5 Days
Not recommended
Grapes
2-5 Days
n/a
Pineapple (un-cut)
2-3 Days
Not recommended
Pineapple (cut)
5-7 Days
6-12 Months
Citrus
1-2 Weeks
Not recommended
Store uncovered.
Juice
6 Days
Not recommended
Check date code and re-seal in original container. Do not return unused
portions to original container.
Frozen Juice
Thawing only
12 Months
Check date code. Do not re-freeze.
Cream Cheese, cheese
food, and cheese
spread
Hard Cheese (unopened)
Check date code. Keep all cheese tightly packed in moisture proof wrap
Check date code. Most yogurt, creams, and similar products are sold in
date-coded cartons that indicate a product’s peak freshness. Re-seal or
cover tightly. Do not return unused portions to original container.
Check date code. Keep covered.
EGGS
FRESH FRUITS
If storing in refrigerator, do not wash fruit before storing. Store in moisture resistant bags or containers. Wrap cut fruits. Some fruits darken
when refrigerated.
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Operating your SAMSUNG Refrigerator
Foods
Refrigerator
Freezer
Storage Tips
FISH AND SHELLFISH
Fish
Fatty Fish (mackerel,
trout, salmon)
Lean Fish (cod, flounder,
etc)
1-2 Days
2-3 Months
1-2 Days
6 Months
n/a
3 Months
Shrimp (uncooked)
1-2 Days
12 Months
Crab
3-5 Days
10 Months
Cooked Fish or Shellfish
2-3 Days
3 Months
Chops
2-4 Days
6-12 Months
Ground
1 Day
3-4 Months
Roast
2-4 Days
6-12 Months
Bacon
1-2 Weeks
1-2 Months
Sausage
1-2 Days
1-2 Months
Steak
2-4 Days
6-9 Months
Poultry
1 Day
12 Months
Lunch meat
3-5 Days
1 Month
Meat
2-3 Days
2-3 Months
Poultry
2-3 Days
4-5 Months
Ham
1-2 weeks
1-2 Months
Frozen or Breaded
Keep in original wrapper and store in coldest part of refrigerator. Package in vapor-proof and moisture proof wrap for freezer. Freeze at 0ºF.
Thaw in refrigerator or Check date code. Freeze in original packaging.
Shellfish
Freeze package in vapor and moisture-proof container.
MEAT
Fresh, Uncooked
Check date code for use. Store in coldest part of refrigerator in original
packaging. Use additional moisture and vapor-proof container for freezing. Recommended refrigerator temperature 33ºF to 36ºF and freezer
temperature 0ºF to 2ºF
Cooked
Check date code for use. Store in coldest part of refrigerator in original
packaging. Place package in moisture and vapor-proof container for
freezing.
Sources:
American Meat Institute Foundation. 1994. Yellow pages: answers to predictable questions consumers ask about meat and poultry.
American Meat Institute Food Marketing Institute. 1999. The food keeper. Food Marketing Institute, Washington, D.C. Freeland-Graves,
J.H. and G.C. Peckham. 1996. Foundations of food preparation, 6th ed. Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Hillers, V.N. 1993. Storing foods at home. Washington State University Cooperative Extension, Pullman, WA. Publ. EB 1205.
National Restaurant Association. 2001. Be cool-chill out! Refrigerate promptly. National Restaurant Association Education Foundation¼s
International Food Safety Council, Washington, D.C. USDA. 1997. Basics for handling food safely. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food
Safety and Inspection Service, Washington, D.C.
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REMOVING THE FRIDGE ACCESSORIES
1. Door Bins
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To remove - Simply lift the bin up and pull straight out.
To replace - Slide it in above the desired location and push
down until it stops.
Injury may occur if the door bins are not firmly inserted.
CAUTION Do not allow children to play with bins. Sharp corners of the bins
may cause injury.
Do not adjust a bin full of foods.
Dust removal method -Remove the guard and wash in water.
2. Fridge shelves
To remove - When pulling out the shelf, if it does not slide out
easily, lift it up slightly and pull out again.
To replace - When pushing in the shelf, if it does not slide in
easily, lift it up slightly and push in again.
The Glass shelves are heavy.
CAUTION Use special care when removing them.
3. Vegetable & Fruit Drawers
To remove - Pull the drawer out to
full extension. Tilt up the
front of the drawer and
pull straight out.
(Refer to picture 1~3)
To replace - Insert the drawer into
the frame rails and push
back into place.
(Refer to picture 4)
1
3
2
4
The drawers need to be removed before the glass shelf above them can be lifted out.
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Operating your SAMSUNG Refrigerator
REMOVING THE FREEZER ACCESSORIES
1
1. Pull Out Drawer
To remove - P
ull the drawer out to full extension.
Tilt up rear of drawer and lift straight out.
(Refer to picture 1 & 2)
Open the freezer door fully and remove the drawer.
2
To replace - P
lace the drawer onto the rails by tilting it up. Lower
the drawer into place until it is horizontal and slide the
drawer in.
(Refer to picture 3)
3
2. Freezer Drawer Bin
To remove the drawer - P
ull the drawer out fully. Tilt up the rear
of the bin and lift it out to remove.
To relocate the drawer - P
lace the bin into the rail assembly.
To remove the divider - R
emove the 1 screw and pull the divider
straight up.
To relocate the divider - H
ook the top corners of the divider over
the hole of the bin. Insert and tighten
the 1 screw.
CAUTION
WARNING
28_ Operating
Drawer
Do not allow baby or children go inside the drawer bin. They could damage the Refrigerator and seriously
injure themselves. Do not sit on the Freezer door. The door may break. Do not allow children to climb into
the Freezer basket.
If you remove the divider to clean the basket bin, you must reinstall the divider using 1 screw after cleaning
to prevent children from getting trapped inside the basket.
CLEANING THE REFRIGERATOR
Caring for your Samsung Refrigerator prolongs the life of your appliance and helps
keep it odor and germ-free.
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Cleaning the Interior
Clean the inside walls and accessories with a mild detergent and
then wipe dry with a soft cloth. You can remove the drawers
and shelves for a more thorough cleaning. Just make sure to dry
drawers and shelves before putting them back into place.
Cleaning the Exterior
Wipe the display panel with a damp, clean and soft cloth. Do not
spray water directly on the surface of the Refrigerator.
The doors, handles and cabinet surfaces should be cleaned with a
mild detergent and then wiped dry with a soft cloth. To keep your
appliance looking its best, the exterior should be polished once or
twice a year.
CAUTION
Display panel
Do not use Benzene, Thinner, car detergent, or Clorox for cleaning.
They may damage the surface of the appliance and may cause fire.
Printed letters on the display may come off if you spray the
cleaning products directly on the product.
Thinner
Clorox
Benzene
Cleaning the Rubber door seals
If the rubber door seals are dirty, the doors may not close properly,
and the Refrigerator will not operate efficiently. Keep the door seals
free of grit or grime by cleaning the doors with a mild detergent and
damp cloth. Wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth.
Cleaning behind the Refrigerator
To keep cords and exposed parts free of dust and dirt
accumulation, vacuum behind the appliance once or twice a year.
CAUTION
Do not remove the back cover. Doing so may cause an electric shock.
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Operating your SAMSUNG Refrigerator
CHANGING THE INTERIOR LIGHTS
Before changing any of interior lights, unplug the Refrigerator from the power supply. If you are unsure
CAUTION about changing the lights after reading through these directions, contact a Samsung service center for
help.
Changing the Interior Light in the Refrigerator
1. Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
2. Pull the shield down while pushing it backwards to remove it.
3. The light bulb may be hot so be careful when touching the bulb.
4. Turn the bulb counterclockwise.
5. Assembly is the reverse order of disassembly.
Shield
Changing the Interior Light in the Freezer Drawer
1. Unplug the power cord from the outlet.
2. Pull drawer out to full extension.
3. Pull the shield down while pushing it backwards to
remove it.
4. The light bulb may be hot.
Be careful when touching the bulb.
5. Turn the bulb counterclockwise.
6. Assembly is the reverse order of disassembly.
CAUTION
30_ Operating
Do not place your fingers inside the cover. The light bulb may be hot.
Troubleshooting
SOLUTION
The Refrigerator does not
work at all or it does not chill
sufficiently.
• Check that the power plug is properly connected.
• Is the temperature control on the display panel set to the correct temperature?
Try setting it to a lower temperature.
• Is the Refrigerator in direct sunlight or located near a heat source?
• Is the back of the Refrigerator so close to the wall that air cannot keep circulating?
(Refer to page 10 for the best location.)
The food in the
Refrigerator is frozen.
• Is the temperature control on the display set to the correct temperature?
Try setting it to a warmer temperature.
• Is the temperature in the room too low?
• Did you store the food too close to the air vent at the back of the Refrigerator? Move the
food away from the air vent.
You hear unusual noise or
sounds.
• Check that the Refrigerator is level and stable.
• Is the back of the Refrigerator too close to the wall and therefore keeping air from
circulating?
• Was anything dropped behind or under the Refrigerator?
• A “ticking” sound is heard from inside the Refrigerator. It is normal and occurs because
various accessories are contracting or expanding according to the temperature of the
Refrigerator interior.
The front corners and
vertical hinged section of
the appliance are hot and
condensation is occurring.
• Some heat is normal as anti-condensators are installed in the vertical hinged section of
the Refrigerator to prevent condensation.
• Is the Refrigerator door ajar? Condensation can occur when you leave the door open for
a long time.
Ice Maker is not producing
ice.
•
•
•
•
You hear water bubbling in
the Refrigerator.
• This is normal. The bubbling comes from the Refrigerator coolant liquid circulating
through the Refrigerator.
There is a bad smell in the
Refrigerator.
• Check for spoiled food.
• Foods with strong odors(for example, fish) should be tightly covered.
• Clean out your Freezer periodically and throw away any spoiled or suspicious food.
Frost forms on the walls of
the Freezer.
• Is the air vent blocked? Remove any obstructions so air can circulate freely.
• Allow sufficient space between the foods stored for efficient air circulation.
• Is the Freezer drawer closed properly?
Water dispenser is not
functioning.
(Water dispenser models only)
• Is the water line connected and the shut-off valve opened?
• Has the water supply line tubing been crushed or kinked?
Make sure the tubing is free and clear of any obstruction.
• Is the water tank frozen because the Refrigerator temperature is too low?
Try selecting a warmer setting on the main display panel.
Did you wait for 12 hours after installation of the water supply line before making ice?
Is the water line connected and the shut-off valve opened?
Did you manually stop the ice making function?
Is the Freezer temperature too warm? Try setting the Freezer temperature lower.
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PROBLEM
In case the need for servicing arises
Do not hesitate to call any Samsung Authorized Service Center nearby giving them your name,
address and telephone number when your product is not functionning properly.
Warranty Information
Limited Warranty for Original Purchaser
This Samsung product is warranted by Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. (hereafter referred to as
SECA) against manufacturing defects in material or workmanship for the following periods:
Labor : 1 year (in-home)
Parts : 1 year
Compressor : 5 year
SECA further warrants that if this product fails to operate properly within the specified warranty period
and the failure is due to improper workmanship or defective material, SECA will repair or replace the
product at its option.
All warranty repairs or part replacements must be performed by a SECA Authorized Service Center. (To
find the nearest SECA Service Center, call 1-800-SAMSUNG (7267864) or visit our web site at www.
samsung.com/ca)
Obligation to the Original Owner
The original dated sales receipt must be retained by the customer and is the only acceptable proof of
purchase. It must be presented to a SECA Authorized Service Center at the time service is requested
before warranty services are rendered. On all carry-in models, transportation to and from the Authorized
Service Center is the responsibility of the customer.
Exclusions of the Warranty
This warranty does not cover damage due to accident, fire, flood, and/or other Acts of God, misuse,
incorrect line voltage, improper installation, improper or unauthorized repairs, commercial use, or damage
that occurs during shipping. Customer adjustments which are esplained in this owner s manual are not
covered under the terms of this warranty. This warranty will automatically be voided for any unit found
with a missing or altered serial number. This warranty is valid only on products purchased and used in
the Canada.
Samsung Electronics Canada Inc., Customer Service
55 Standish Court Mississauga, Ontario L5R 4B2
Canada
Customer Care Center 1-800-SAMSUNG(7267864)
Customer Care Center fax. 1-866-436-4617
If you have any questions or comments relating to Samsung products,
please contact the SAMSUNG customer care center.
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CANADA, INC.
55 STANDISH COURT MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO L5R 4B2 CANADA
TEL : 905-542-3535 FAX : 905-542-3835
1-800-SAMSUNG (7267864)
www.samsung.com/ca
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