AEG Automatic Refrigerator Use & care guide

Use & Care Guide
Side-By-Side Refrigerator
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customer information
Safety
Customer Information?
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• It is dangerous to alter the specifications or modify this product in
any way. Any damage to the cord may cause a short-circuit and/or
electric shock.
• This appliance is heavy. Care should be taken when moving it.
• Do not move or touch items from the freezer compartment if your
hands are damp/wet, as this could cause skin abrasions or frost/
freezer burns.
• Avoid prolonged exposure of the appliance to direct sunlight.
Table of contents
Customer information .........................................................2
Important safety instructions................................................ 2
Installation...................................................................... 3
Removing The Doors.......................................................... 4
Installing Door Handles....................................................... 4
Connecting The Water Supply............................................... 5
Controls......................................................................... 6
Storage Features............................................................... 7
Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser.................................. 8
Locating and Replacing The Filter.......................................... 9
Care & Cleaning.............................................................. 10
Solutions To Common Problems........................................... 11
For the safety of life and property keep the precautions of these user’s
instructions as the manufacturer is not responsible for damages caused
by omission.
Children and vulnerable people safety
DANGER - indicates an imminently hazardous
situation which, if not avoided, will result in death or
serious injury.
• 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. Children should be supervised
to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
• Keep all packaging well away from children. There is risk of
suffocation.
• If you are discarding the appliance pull the plug out of the socket,
cut the connection cable (as close to the appliance as you can)
and remove the door to prevent playing children to suffer electric
shock or to close themselves into it.
• If this appliance featuring magnetic door seals is to replace an
older appliance having a spring lock (latch) on the door or lid, be
sure to make that spring lock unusable before you discard the old
appliance. This will prevent it from becoming a death trap for a
child.
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.
Important - Indicates installation, operation or maintenance
information which is important but not hazard-related.
General Safety
• Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable liquids, near
this or any other appliance. Read product labels for warnings
regarding flammability and other hazards.
• Do not operate the refrigerator in the presence of explosive fumes.
• Avoid contact with any moving parts of the automatic ice maker.
• Remove all staples from the carton to avoid cut injuries. Staples
can also damage finishes if they come in contact with other
appliances or furniture.
• The appliance is intended for keeping foodstuff and/or beverages
in a normal household as explained in this instruction booklet.
Install this appliance at a location where the ambient temperature
corresponds to the climate class indicated on the rating plate of the
appliance:
Climate Class
• Do not use mechanical devices or other means to accelerate
the defrosting process, other than those recommended by the
manufacturer.
• Do not use other electrical appliances (such as ice cream makers)
inside of refrigerating appliances, unless they are approved for
this purpose by the manufacturer.
• The refrigerant isobutane (R600a) is contained within the
refrigerant circuit of the appliance, a natural gas with a high level
of environmental compatibilty, which is nevertheless flammable.
During transportation and installation of the appliance, be certain
that none of the components of the refrigerant cycle become damanged. If the refrigerant circuit should become damaged:
- avoid open flames and sources of ignition.
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In the interest of your safety and to ensure the correct use, before
installing and first using the appliance, read the user manual carefully,
including its hints and warnings. To avoid unnecessary mistakes and
accidents, it is important to ensure that all people using the appliance
are thoroughly familiar with its operation and safety features. Save these
instructions and make sure that they remain with the appliance if it is
moved or sold, so that everyone using it through its life will be properly
informed on appliance use and safety.
Important safety instructions
- thoroughly ventilate the room in which the appliance is situated
Ambient Temperature
SN
+10°C to + 32°C
N
+16°C to + 32°C
ST
+18°C to + 36°C
T
+18°C to + 43°C
Environment Protection
This appliance does not contain gasses which could damage the ozone
layer, in either its refrigerant circuit or insulation materials. The appliance
shall not be discarded together with the urban refuse and rubbish.
The insulation foam contains flammable gases: the appliance shall be
disposed according to the applicable regulations to obtain from your local
authorities. Avoid damaging the cooling unit, especially at the rear near
the heat exchanger. The materials used on this appliance marked by the
symbo are recyclable.
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Installation / REMOVING THE DOORS
Door opening
Electrical information
NOTE - The refrigerator doors are designed to shut by themselves
within a 20 degree opening.
WARNING - You must follow these guidelines to
ensure that your refrigerator’s safety mechanisms
are operating correctly.
Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy access to a counter
when removing food. For best use of drawers and freezer baskets, the
refrigerator should be in a position where both the refrigerator and freezer
doors can be fully opened.
• The refrigerator must be plugged into its own dedicated
220-240 Volt, 50/60 Hz., AC-only electric outlet. The receptacle
must be installed in accordance with local codes and ordinances.
Consult a qualified electrician. Do not use an extension cord or
adapter plug.
• If the power cord is damaged, it should be replaced by the
manufacturer, service technician or a qualified person 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 outlet controlled by a wall switch
or pull cord to prevent the refrigerator from being turned off
accidentally.
• Avoid connecting refrigerator to a Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI)
circuit.
• Electric shock and fire hazard can cause serious injury or death.
Service must be performed by qualified personnel only.
Dimension of the recess
Height
1788 mm
Width
905 mm
Depth
716 mm
Rising Time
20 h
Guidelines for final positioning of your refrigerator:
• All four corners of the cabinet must rest firmly on the floor.
• The cabinet should be level at the front and rear.
• The cabinet should tilt 6.4 mm from front to back (to ensure that
doors close and seal properly).
• Doors should align with each other and be level.
All of these conditions can be met by raising or
lowering the adjustable front rollers.
To level the cabinet using the front rollers:
1 Open both doors and remove the toe grille by gently pulling
forward (see illustration).
2 Close the doors and use a flat-blade screwdriver or 9.5 mm (3/8
inch) socket wrench to raise or lower the front rollers.
3 Ensure both doors are bind-free with their seals touching the
cabinet on all four sides.
Important - To turn off power to your refrigerator, unplug the
power cord from the wall outlet.
This Use & Care Guide provides general operating instructions for your
model. Use the refrigerator only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide.
Before starting the refrigerator, follow these important first steps.
Location
• 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.
To level the doors using the adjustable lower hinge (some models):
1 If the refrigerator door is lower than the freezer door, raise the
refrigerator door by turning the adjustment screw clockwise using
a 11 mm socket wrench. (See illustration.)
2 If the freezer door is lower than the refrigerator door, raise the
freezer door by turning the adjustment screw clockwise using a 11
mm socket wrench. (See illustration.)
3 After leveling, verify door stop contacts lower hinge and top of
door does not contact upper hinge through full movement of door
(from fully closed to fully open).
4 Replace the toe grille by fitting it into place.
CAUTION - DO NOT install the refrigerator where the
temperature will drop below 13°C or rise above 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.
Installation
Open Door
Installation clearances
Door Stop
Flange
• Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, proper air
circulation, and plumbing and electrical connections:
Sides & Top
Back
Hinge
9.5 mm
25.4 mm
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Hinge
Flange
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11.1 mm
(7/16 inch)
Socket or
Wrench
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REMOVING THE DOORS / INSTALLING DOOR HANDLES
Getting through narrow spaces
2 Trace lightly around the hinge with a pencil. This makes
reinstallation easier.
If your refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area, you can reduce its
size by removing the doors. Check first by measuring the entrance.
3 Detach the water tube from the connector located below the
freezer door. The connector releases when you press its outer
sleeve inward.
To prepare for removing the doors:
1 Make sure the electrical power cord is unplugged from the wall outlet.
2 Open both doors and remove the toe grille (as explained in the
Installation Instructions that came with your appliance).
3 Remove any food from the door shelves.
4 Close the doors.
To remove the refrigerator top hinge cover:
1 Remove the three screws from each cover over the top door hinges.
2 Lift hinge cover straight up and off.
Non-Adjusting Hinge
(some models)
4 Remove the screws from the top hinge and pull the multi-wire
cable through it. Lift the door off of the bottom hinge.
Adjustable Hinge (some models)
To remove the refrigerator door:
1 Trace lightly around the door’s top hinge with a pencil. This makes
reinstallation easier.
5 Remove the two bottom hinge screws and hinge if necessary.
6 Lay the door on its side to avoid damage to the water tube
extending from the bottom hinge.
To reinstall the freezer door, reverse the above steps.
Once both doors are in place, ensure they are aligned with each other
and level (Please see “To level the doors using the lower hinge” for
models with adjustable lower hinges or “To level the cabinet using the
front rollers” for models with the non-adjustable lower hinges in the
“Installation” section.), then replace the top hinge cover.
2 Remove the two screws from the top hinge. Lift the door off of the
bottom hinge and set it aside.
Door Handle Mounting Instructions
1 Remove handles from carton and any other protective packaging.
2 Position freezer handle end caps over upper and lower preinstalled shoulder bolts (A) that are fastened into door, ensuring
the holes for the set screws are facing towards the refrigerator
door. 3 While holding handle firmly against door, fasten upper and lower
Allen set screws (B) with supplied Allen wrench.
Adjustable Hinge
(some models)
Non-Adjusting Hinge
(some models)
3 Remove the two bottom hinge screws and hinge if necessary.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to install refrigerator handle. Ensure the
holes for the set screws are facing towards the freezer door.
To reinstall the refrigerator door, reverse the above steps.
CAUTION - Be sure doors are set aside in a
secure position where they cannot fall and
cause personal injury.
To remove the freezer top hinge cover:
1 Remove the two screws from each cover over the top door hinges.
2 Lift hinge cover straight up and off.
To remove the freezer door:
1 Detach the multi-wire cable connector located above the top
hinge. Grasp both sides of the connector firmly and pull apart.
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NOTE - All set screws should be tightened and sub-flush (Allen set
screw should be seated just below the surface of the end cap) of handle
end cap. The end caps should be drawn tight to freezer and refrigerator
doors with no gaps.
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connecting the water supply / controls
B
Upper End Cap
clamp and screw (see illustration).
A
A
8 Coil the excess water tubing (about 2½ turns) behind your
refrigerator as shown. Arrange coiled tubing to avoid vibration or
wear against other surfaces.
9 Open water supply shut-off valve and tighten any connections that
leak.
B
NOTE - After connecting the
water supply, refer to “How to
Prime the Water Supply System”
for important information about
priming an empty water supply
system.
Lower End Cap
About your refrigerator’s water supply
The automatic ice & water dispenser on your refrigerator requires a
permanent water supply to function correctly. During installation, you
(or a service professional) establish this water supply by connecting a
water tube from your household water system to a valve at the rear of the
refrigerator.
Your refrigerator’s water supply
system includes several tubing
lines, a water filter, a water valve
and a water tank. To ensure
that your water dispenser works
properly, this system must be
completely filled with water when
your refrigerator is first connected
to the household water supply
line.
You may have already followed the directions in the Installation
Instructions to connect the water supply. This information is repeated here
for future reference if you need to relocate your refrigerator.
CAUTION - To avoid property damage:
• Use water tubing for the water supply line (plastic
tubing is more likely to leak). Manufacturer is not
responsible for any damage if plastic tubing is
used for supply line.
• Ensure water supply and installation comply with state and
local laws and regulations.
Wave-TouchTM (some
ConTROLS
models)
Your refrigerator is equipped with a Wave-TouchTM Panel user interface
display. It is only necessary to touch the glass. There is no need to press
with force. There are three levels of display.
• For proper dispenser operation, recommended water supply
pressure should fall between 210 kPa (2.1 bar) and 690 kPa
1st Level: Sleep Mode
(6.9 bar). Excessive pressure may cause water filter to
malfunction.
What you will need:
• Access to a cold water line with pressure of 210 kPa (2.1 bar) to
690 kPa (6.9 bar). (System supplied with cold water only.)
• Water tubing with 6.4 mm Outside Diameter (OD). Length for
this tubing is the distance from the rear of the refrigerator to your
household water supply line plus 2.1 meters.
• A shut-off valve for the connection between your household water
line and the refrigerator supply line.
Sleep mode displays only the water, cubes and crushed options.
Touch an icon to activate the desired dispenser mode. The active
dispenser mode is more brightly illuminated.
Do not use a self-piercing shut-off valve.
• A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for the water supply
connection at the rear of your refrigerator.
To connect the water supply to the rear of your
refrigerator:
1 Ensure that the refrigerator is not plugged in.
2 Flush the supply line until water is clear by placing the end of the
water tube in a sink or bucket and opening the shut-off valve.
2nd Level: Awakened Display Mode
3 Remove the plastic cap from the water valve inlet at the rear of
your refrigerator. Discard the cap.
The display is awakened by touching anywhere on the glass where there
is an indicator. Black space will not awaken the display. After 10 seconds
of inactivity, the display will return to the Sleep mode.
4 Slide the brass compression nut, then the ferrule (sleeve) onto
water tube.
The following dispenser options are illuminated:
5 Push the water tube into water valve inlet as far as it will go (6.4
mm).
fast freeze - Activates a faster rate for freezing food
fast ice- Increases the production of ice
dispenser light - On / Off
6 Slide the ferrule (sleeve) into valve and finger-tighten the
compression nut onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a
wrench. Do not over-tighten.
control lock - Press and hold for three seconds to activate and deactivate. This
restricts undesired changes to the refrigerators settings and prevents use of the
ice and water dispenser.
7 Secure the water tube to your refrigerator’s rear panel with a steel
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CONTROLS
Alarms
3rd Level: User Variable Options
Door Ajar - If the door has been left open for an extended period of time, an alarm
will sound and the door ajar indicator will display in the middle. The alarm is
turned off by closing the door. The alarm off key will illuminate to prompt the reset
of any pending alarms. Press this key to reset any system Alarms.
High Temp - In the event of a high temperature condition, the temperature
display will display “HI”. After 20 minutes, the high temp alert will be displayed
and the alarm off icon will illuminate until pressed, acknowledging the alarm, at
which time the highest temperature reached will be displayed and the refrigerator
will resume normal operation. All other modes are turned off until the alarm is
acknowledged.
Power Fail - In the event of a power failure, the power fail alert will be displayed
and the alarm off key will be illuminated and you will hear an audible alarm until
the alarm off icon is pressed, acknowledging the alarm. Other modes may be
turned off until the alarm is acknowledged. When the power fail alert is turned off,
the refrigerator will resume normal operation. The high temp alarm may also be
illuminated until a safe operating range temperature has been reached.
Touching the options icon displays the following options:
vacation mode - Conserves energy by increasing the time between automatic
defrost. This feature is automatically activated during long periods between door
openings. Vacation mode is manually activated when the red indicator is lit.
Wave-TouchTM/IQ-TouchTM “Sabbath Mode”
(some models)
water filter - Touch to display filter condition status. Press and hold for three
seconds to reset.
The Sabbath Mode is a feature that disables portions of the refrigerator
and its controls for both Wave-TouchTM and IQ-TouchTM, in accordance
with observance of the weekly Sabbath and religious holidays within the
Orthodox Jewish community.
air filter - Touch to display filter status. Press and hold for three seconds to reset.
temp display - When active, it allows the display of the freezer and fridge temps
during “Sleep Mode”. The temperature is displayed when the red indicator is lit.
temp mode - Touch to toggle display from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
Sabbath Mode is turned ON and OFF by pressing and holding both the
outermost “-” and “+” indicators for five seconds for both the WaveTouchTM and IQ-TouchTM modes. The display shows “Sb” while in Sabbath
mode.
mute sounds - Tones emitted by each keypress can be turned off based on user
preference. The sounds are muted when the red indicator is lit. Warning signals
will stay active.
factory default - Resets all refrigerator settings such as temp, temp display, and
alarm tones to their factory default settings.
In the Sabbath Mode, the High Temp alarm is active for health reasons. If
a high temperature alarm is activated during this time, for example due to
a door left ajar, the alarm will sound intermittently for about 10 minutes. The alarm will then silence on its own and a red high temperature icon
will display. The high temp icon will continue to display, even if the door
is closed, until the Sabbath mode is exited and the icon reset. The
refrigerator will function normally once the door is closed, without any
violation of the Sabbath/Holidays.
on off - Press and hold for three seconds to turn off the cooling system to clean
the refrigerator. It also turns off all dispenser functions. The temperature display
will read OFF.
IMPORTANT - Pressing the system off icon does not turn off power to
your refrigerator. You must unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
Setting cooling temperatures
1 Touch the glass panel to illuminate the 2nd level of display.
2 Select the options icon. Plus (+) and minus (-) indicators will
appear on either side of the displayed temperatures.
3 Press the + or – indicator to adjust the temperature to the desired
setting.
The temperature display will begin to blink with the first touch.
After five seconds of inactivity, the display will beep to accept the
new temperature. After 10 seconds, the display times out and
returns to the basic display.
IQ-TouchTM (some models)
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Controls / storage features
Door Ajar - If the door has been left open for an extended period of time, an alarm
will sound and the door ajar indicator will display on the right side of the display.
The alarm is turned off by closing the door. The mute sounds key will illuminate to
prompt the reset of any pending alarms. Press this key to reset any system alarms.
Your refrigerator is equipped with a Glass Touch Panel user interface
display. It is only necessary to touch the glass. There is no need to press
with force. There are three dispenser modes:
1 Water
High Temp - In the event of a high temperature condition, the temperature display
will display “HI”. After 20 minutes, the high temp alert will be displayed and
the mute sounds icon will illuminate until pressed, acknowledging the alarm, at
which time the highest temperature reached will be displayed and the refrigerator
will resume normal operation. All other modes are turned off until the alarm is
acknowledged.
2 Ice Cubes
3 Crushed Ice
A red indicator light will be illuminated above the active mode. Touch the
icon to activate the options below. Any of the following options that are
activated have a red indicator light above the icon.
fast ice - Increases the production of ice
Power Fail - In the event of a power failure, the power fail alert will be displayed
and the mute sounds icon will be illuminated and you will hear an audible alarm until
the mute sounds icon is pressed, acknowledging the alarm. Other modes may be
turned off until the alarm is acknowledged. When the power fail alert is turned off
the refrigerator will resume normal operation. The high temp alarm may also be
illuminated until a safe operating range temperature has been reached.
fast freeze - Activates a faster rate for freezing food
dispenser light - On / Off
control lock - Press and hold for three seconds to activate and deactivate. This
restricts undesired changes to the refrigerators settings and prevents use of the
ice and water dispenser.
Storage Features
vacation mode - Conserves energy by increasing the time between automatic defrost.
This feature is automatically activated during long periods between door openings.
Vacation mode is manually activated when the red indicator is lit.
CAUTION - To avoid injury from breakage,
handle tempered glass shelves carefully.
water filter - Touch to display filter condition status. Press and hold for three
seconds to reset.
air filter - Touch to display filter status. Press and hold for three seconds to reset.
temp display - Touch to toggle the freezer and fridge temps display on and off.
Touch and hold temp display to toggle display from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
NOTE - Features may vary according to model.
You can easily adjust shelf positions in the freezer and fresh food
compartments to suit your needs. The shelves have mounting brackets
which attach to slotted supports at the rear of each compartment.
mute sounds - Tones emitted by each keypress can be turned off based on user
preference. The sounds are muted when the red indicator is lit. Warning signals
will stay active.
factory default - Resets all refrigerator settings such as temp, temp display and
ring tones to their factory default settings.
Crisper humidity control
Crisper drawers include a sliding control for adjusting the humidity inside
the crisper. This feature can extend the life of certain fresh vegetables that
keep longer in high humidity.
on off - Press and hold for three seconds to turn off the cooling system to clean
the refrigerator. It also turns off all dispenser functions. The temperature display
will read OFF.
IMPORTANT - Pressing the system off icon does not turn off power to
your refrigerator. You must unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
Setting cooling temperatures
1 Touch the glass panel to illuminate the display to the Plus (+) and
minus (-) indicators which appear on either side of the displayed
temperatures.
Meat keeper/Cold Zone
2 Press the + or – indicator to adjust the temperature to the desired
setting.
Some models are equipped with a
meat keeper drawer for short-term
storage of bulk meat items. This
drawer includes a sliding control for
adjusting the temperature inside.
The temperature display will begin to blink with the first touch. The
display times out after 5 seconds and returns to the basic display.
Alarms
Any meat to be kept longer than two
days should be frozen. If you store
fruits or vegetables in this drawer,
set it to a warmer temperature to
prevent freezing.
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STORAGE FEATURES / Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser
Dairy compartment
IMPORTANT - Your ice maker is turned on at the factory so it can work
as soon as you install your refrigerator. If you cannot connect a water
supply, turn the ice maker’s On/Off switch to Off. Otherwise, the ice
maker’s fill valve may make a loud chattering noise when it attempts to
operate without water.
Use the dairy compartment, at the top of the fresh food compartment
door, for short term storage of cheese, spreads, or butter. The dairy
compartment, which includes a lift-up cover that may be locked and a
dairy divider (some models), is designed to be warmer than the open
storage area to accommodate these types of food.
Using the ice maker after
installation
Before making ice for the first time, be
sure to prime the water supply system.
Air in new plumbing lines can result in
two or three empty ice maker cycles.
Furthermore, if the system is not flushed,
the first ice cubes may be discolored or
have an odd flavor.
Priming the water supply system
ON
Wire
Signal Arm
Turning the ice maker on and off
Your refrigerator’s water supply system includes several tubing lines,
an advanced water filter, a distribution valve bank, and a reserve tank
to ensure ample supply to the ice and water dispenser at all times. This
system needs to be completely filled with water when first connected to
an external supply line.
Ice production is controlled by the ice maker’s On/Off power switch. To
gain access to the ice maker, pull the extra shelf out (some models).
Press the switch to the “O” position to turn it Off and press to the “I”
position to turn it On.
NOTE - The ice maker also has a built-in wire signal arm, which
automatically stops ice production when the ice bin is full. This signal
arm should not be used to manually stop the ice maker.
WARNING - Connect to potable water only. Minimum
supply water pressure = 210 kPa (2.1 bar). Maximum
supply water pressure = 690 kPa (6.9 bar).
IMPORTANT - Small ice cubes or ice chips jamming in the ice maker
may be a sign that your water filter needs changing. If you have a side
mounted ice maker you may also experience hollow cubes -- partially
frozen cubes with water inside. When these cubes are harvested they
break open and spill water over the other ice cubes in the ice container,
forming a solid mass of ice. As the water filter nears the end of its useful
life and becomes clogged with particles, less water is delivered to the ice
maker during each cycle. The ice maker can’t fill every cube in the ice
maker mold, leading to small cubes or chips that can get caught between
the ice ejector blades and the stripper. Remember, if your ice maker
is jamming with small ice cubes or it’s been six months or longer since
you last changed your water filter, replace the water filter with a new one.
Poor quality household water may require the filter to be changed more
frequently.
CAUTION - For proper dispenser operation,
recommended water supply pressure should fall
between 210 kPa (2.1 bar) and 690 kPa (6.9 bar).
Excessive pressure may cause water filter to
malfunction.
To prime the water supply system:
1 Begin filling the tank by pressing and holding a drinking glass
against the water dispenser paddle.
2 Keep the glass in this position until water comes out of the
dispenser. It may take about 1½ minutes.
3 Continue dispensing water for about three minutes to flush the
system and plumbing connections of any impurities (stopping to
empty the glass as necessary).
Ice maker/dispenser tips
NOTE - The water dispenser has a built-in device that shuts off the
water flow after three minutes of continuous use. To reset this shutoff
device, simply release the dispenser paddle.
WARNING - Incorporated ice makers are to be
installed only by the manufacturer or its service
agent.
Ice maker operation & care
The ice maker, ice bin, and dispenser feeding mechanism are located
in the top of the freezer compartment. After the refrigerator is installed
properly and has cooled for several hours, the ice maker can produce ice
within 24 hours. It can completely fill an ice bin in about two days.
• Ice cubes stored too long may develop an odd flavor. Empty the
ice container as explained below.
• Occasionally shake the ice container to keep ice separated.
• If your refrigerator is not connected to a water supply or the water
supply is turned off, turn off the ice maker by pressing the On/Off
switch.
• If you need a large quantity of ice at one time, it is best to get
cubes directly from the ice container.
• The following sounds are normal when the ice maker is operating:
- Motor running - Ice dropping into ice container
- Water valve opening or closing
- Ice loosening from tray
The ice maker produces 1.8 to 2.7 kg of ice every 24 hours depending on
usage conditions. Ice is produced at a rate of eight cubes every 75 to 90
minutes.
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- Running water
• When dispensing ice, you will hear a snapping or clicking sound
when the ice chute opens and closes.
• Turn off the ice maker when cleaning the freezer and during
vacations.
Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser
Air filter
- If you turn off the ice maker for a long period of time, you should
also turn off the water supply valve.
The air filter is located at the top of the fresh food compartment next to
the water filter.
Cleaning the ice maker
Replacing the air filter
Clean the ice maker and ice bin at regular intervals, particularly before
you take a vacation or move.
In general, you should change the air filter every six months (the filter status
light on the Touch Panel prompts you to replace the filter after six months) to
ensure optimal filtering of refrigerator odors. You may want to adjust this time
period depending on the types and amounts of food you typically store in your
refrigerator. To replace your PureAdvantageTM air filter:
CAUTION - Chemicals from a malfunctioning water
softener can damage the ice maker. If the water
supply to your refrigerator is softened, be sure the
softener is maintained to work properly.
To clean the ice maker:
1 Pull the air filter housing straight out.
1 Turn off ice production by pressing the ice maker’s Off/On switch.
2 Remove the old filter and discard it.
2 Remove the ice bin by lifting up and out.
3 Unpack the new filter and place it inside the housing.
3 Empty and carefully clean the ice bin with mild detergent. Rinse
with clear water. Do not use harsh or abrasive cleaners.
4 Slide the housing back into position.
5 Press and hold the Air Filter Reset button on the electronic
control panel for three seconds. When the display changes from
“Replace” to “Good,” the status has been reset.
4 Allow the ice bin to dry completely before replacing in the freezer.
5 Remove ice chips and clean the ice bin shelf and the freezer door
chute.
6 The Air Filter Reset will turn itself off after a few seconds.
6 Replace the ice bin. Press the ice maker’s Off/On switch to
resume ice production.
NOTE - The electronic touch panel, located
at the freezer door, includes controls to
monitor the status of your air filter. See the
Controls section for more information about
these controls.
Remove and empty the ice storage bin if:
• An extended power failure (one hour or longer) causes ice cubes
in the ice storage bin to melt and freeze together, jamming the
dispenser mechanism.
• You do not use the ice dispenser frequently. Ice cubes will freeze
together in the bin, jamming the dispenser mechanism.
Replacing the water filter
In general, you should change the water
filter every six months to ensure highest
possible water quality. The Water Filter
Status light on the Touch Panel prompts
you to replace the filter after a standard
amount of water (1513.7 liters for
PureAdvantageTM) has flowed through the
system.
Remove the ice storage bin and shake to loosen the cubes or clean as
explained above.
CAUTION - NEVER use an ice pick or similar sharp
instrument to break up the ice. This could damage
the ice storage bin and dispenser mechanism.
If your refrigerator has not been used
IMPORTANT - When removing or
replacing the ice bin, DO NOT rotate
the auger in the ice bin. If the auger is
accidentally rotated, you must realign
the auger by turning it in 90 degree turns
(see below) until the ice bin fits into place
with the drive mechanism. If the auger is
not properly aligned when replacing the
ice bin, the refrigerator will only dispense
Crushed Ice. The freezer door may also
not close properly causing warm air to
leak into the freezer.
for a period of time (during moving for example), change the filter before
reinstalling the refrigerator.
Ordering replacement filters
Order new filters by visiting www.electrolux-filters.com, or seeing the dealer
where you bought your refrigerator. Electrolux recommends that you order
extra filters when you first install your refrigerator, and that you replace your
filters at least once every six months.
To replace your PureAdvantageTM water filter:
It is not necessary to turn the water supply off to change the filter. Be
ready to wipe up any small amounts of water released during the filter
replacement.
Locating the filters
Your refrigerator is equipped with separate water and air filtering systems.
The water filter system filters all dispensed drinking water, as well as the
water used to produce ice. The air filter removes odors and impurities
from the refrigerator compartment.
1 Turn Off the ice maker power switch.
2 Push the filter release button below the cartridge to disconnect it.
3 Slide the old water filter cartridge straight out of the housing and
discard it.
Water filter
4 Unpackage the new filter cartridge and slide it gently into the filter
housing until it stops against the snap-in connector at the back of
the housing.
The water filter is located at the top right side of the fresh food
compartment.
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LOCATING AND REPLACING THE FILTERS / Care & Cleaning
To replace light bulbs:
5 Push firmly until the cartridge snaps into place (you should
hear a click as the cartridge engages the snap-in connector).
When fully engaged, the front of the filter cartridge should be flush
with the filter release button.
1 Unplug your refrigerator’s power cord.
2 Wear gloves as protection against possible broken glass.
3 Remove the light cover, if necessary.
6 Press a drinking glass against the water dispenser while checking
for any leaks at the filter housing. Any spurts and sputters that
occur as the system purges air out of the dispenser system are
normal.
4 Unscrew the light bulb from socket. If the gasket remains
attached to the light bulb, remove it and place it on the new light
bulb threads. If the gasket remains inside the lamp holder, leave it
in place.
5 The new light bulb should be an appliance bulb of the same type
and wattage as the bulb being replaced. The bulb directly under
the Ice Bin is an E27 at 40 watts. The bulbs in the dual lamp
holders, in both the freezer and fresh food compartments, are E14
at 25 watts.
7 After filling one glass of water, continue flushing the system for
about three minutes.
8 Turn On the ice maker power switch (see AUTOMATIC ICE &
WATER/MAKER DISPENSER section).
9 Press and hold the Filter Status button on the Ice & Water
Dispenser control panel for three seconds. When the display
changes from “Replace” to “Good,” the status has been reset.
6 Screw new light bulb into socket.
7 Replace light cover, if necessary.
Care and Cleaning
8 Plug in the refrigerator’s power cord.
Replacing light bulbs
NOTE - Lights are located behind the ice container and baskets in
Freezer.
Both the freezer and fresh food compartments of your refrigerator include
light bulbs that will need replacing from time to time. Some lights have
covers that you will need to remove before replacing the bulbs. Always
use bulbs that are designed for appliance lighting.
CAUTION - To prevent an electrical shock, the
refrigerator must be unplugged prior to making
any adjustment to the gasket inside the lamp
holder.
Wear gloves when replacing light bulbs to avoid
getting cut.
Care & cleaning
Part
Interior & Door Liners
Cleaning Agents
• Soap and water
• Baking soda and water
Door Gaskets
Drawers & Bins
• Soap and water
• Soap and water
Glass Shelves
• Soap and water
• Glass cleaner
• Mild liquid sprays
• Soap and water
• Mild liquid sprays
• Vacuum attachment
• Soap and water
• Non abrasive glass
cleaner
• Soap and water
• Stainless steel cleaners
Toe Grille
Exterior & Handles
Exterior & Handles (Stainless
Steel Models Only)
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Tips and Precautions
• Use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in .95 liters of warm water.
• Be sure to wring excess water out of sponge or cloth before cleaning around controls, light bulb or
any electrical part.
• Wipe gaskets with a clean soft cloth.
• Use a soft cloth to clean drawer runners and tracks.
• Do not wash any removable items (bins, drawers, etc.) in dishwasher.
• Allow glass to warm to room temperature before immersing in warm water.
• Vacuum dust from front of toe grille.
• Remove toe grille (see Installation Instructions).
• Vacuum backside and wipe with sudsy cloth or sponge. Rinse and dry.
• Do not use commercial household cleaners containing ammonia, bleach or alcohol to clean handles.
• Use a soft cloth to clean smooth handles.
• Do not use a dry cloth to clean smooth doors.
• Never use CHLORIDE or cleaners with bleach to clean stainless steel.
• Clean stainless steel front and handles with non-abrasive soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with
clean water and a soft cloth.
• Use a non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner. These cleaners can be purchased at most home
improvement or major department stores. Always follow manufacturer’s instruction. Do not use
household cleaners containing ammonia or bleach.
• NOTE: Always clean, wipe and dry with grain to prevent scratching.
• Wash the rest of the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry
with a clean soft cloth.
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Care & Cleaning / Solutions To Common Problems
Vacation & moving
Occasion
Short Vacations
Long Vacations
Moving
Tips
• Leave refrigerator operating during vacations of 3 weeks or less.
• Use all perishable items from refrigerator compartment.
• Turn automatic ice maker off and empty ice bucket, even if you will only be gone for a few days.
• Remove all food and ice if you will be gone one month or more.
• Turn the cooling system off (see “Controls” section for location of On/Off button) and disconnect power cord.
• Turn off automatic ice maker and turn water supply valve to closed position.
• Clean interior thoroughly.
• Leave both doors open to prevent odors and mold build-up. Block doors open if necessary.
• Remove all food and ice.
• If using handcart, load from side.
• Adjust rollers all the way up to protect them during sliding or moving.
• Pad cabinet to avoid scratching surface.
Before you call...
If you experience a problem with your refrigerator or notice a product behavior or condition you do not understand, you can usually avoid a call to your
service representative by referring to this section for an answer. Beginning with the following table, this information includes common problems, causes,
and suggested solutions.
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR
Compressor does not run.
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Cooling system is turned Off.
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Refrigerator is in defrost cycle.
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Plug at wall outlet is disconnected.
House fuse blown or tripped circuit
breaker.
Power outage.
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Turn cooling system On. See Controls section for location of
cooling system On/Off button.
This is normal for a fully automatic defrost refrigerator. The defrost
cycle occurs periodically, lasting about 30 minutes.
Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time-delay fuse. Reset circuit
breaker.
Check house lights. Call local electric company.
Room or outside weather is hot.
Refrigerator has recently been
disconnected for a period of time.
Automatic ice maker is operating.
Doors are opened too frequently or
too long.
Refrigerator/freezer door may be
slightly open.
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It’s normal for the refrigerator to work longer under these conditions.
It takes 8-12 hours for the refrigerator to cool down completely.
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Freezer control is set too cold.
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Refrigerator/freezer gasket is dirty,
worn, cracked, or poorly fitted.
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Ice maker operation causes refrigerator to run slightly more.
Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it to run more. Open doors
less often.
Ensure refrigerator is level. Keep food and containers from blocking
door. See PROBLEM column OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/
DRAWERS.
Set refrigerator control to warmer setting until refrigerator temperature
is satisfactory. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.
Clean or change gasket. Leaks in door seal will cause refrigerator to
run longer in order to maintain desired temperatures.
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Electronic control system keeps the
refrigerator at a constant temperature.
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This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and off to keep temperature
constant.
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Refrigerator runs too much
or too long.
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Compressor goes off and
on frequently.
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TEMPERATURES ARE TOO COLD
Freezer temperature too
cold. Refrigerator temperature is satisfactory.
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Freezer control is set too cold.
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Set freezer control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.
Refrigerator temperature
too cold. Freezer temperature is satisfactory.
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Refrigerator control is set too cold.
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Set refrigerator control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.
Food stored in drawers
freezes.
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Refrigerator control is set too cold.
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See solution above.
Food stored in Meat Keeper •
freezes (some models).
Meat Keeper Temperature Control
set too cold.
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Adjust Meat Keeper Temperature Control to a lower setting. Meat
should be stored at a temperature just below the freezing point for
maximum fresh storage time. It is normal for ice crystals to form due
to the moisture content of meat.
Digital temperature displays are flashing.
Electronic control system has detected a performance problem.
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Call your Electrolux service representative, who can interpret any
messages or number codes flashing on the digital displays.
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Solutions To Common Problems
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
TEMPERATURES ARE TOO WARM
Freezer/Refrigerator temperature is too warm.
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Doors are opened too frequently or
too long.
Door is slightly open.
Freezer temperature is too warm.
Refrigerator temperature is
satisfactory.
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Freezer control is set too warm.
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Refrigerator temperature is too
warm. Freezer temperature is
satisfactory.
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Refrigerator control is set too warm. •
Set refrigerator control to a colder setting. Allow 24 hours for
temperature to stabilize.
Temperature in the Meat
Keeper is too warm (some
models).
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Meat Keeper Temperature Control
is set too warm.
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Adjust Meat Keeper Temperature Control to a colder setting.
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Warm air enters the refrigerator whenever the door is opened. Open the door less often.
See PROBLEM column OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/
DRAWERS.
Set freezer control to a colder setting. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST INSIDE REFRIGERATOR
Moisture collects on inside of
refrigerator walls.
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Weather is hot and humid.
Door is slightly open.
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Door is opened too often or too
long.
Open containers.
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The rate of frost buildup and internal sweating increases.
See PROBLEM column OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/
DRAWERS.
Open door less often to allow internal temperature to stabilize.
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Keep containers covered.
Water collects on bottom side
of drawer cover.
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Vegetables contain and give off
moisture.
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It is not unusual to have moisture on the bottom side of the cover.
Move humidity control (some models) to lower setting.
Moisture collects in bottom of
drawer.
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Washed vegetables and fruit drain
while in the drawer.
Fruits and vegetables are kept past
their prime.
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Dry items before putting them in the drawer. Water collecting in
bottom of drawer is normal.
Routinely clean out old fruits and vegetables especially if they
begin to break down.
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WATER/MOISTURE/FROST OUTSIDE REFRIGERATOR
Moisture collects on outside
of refrigerator or between
doors.
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Weather is humid.
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Door is slightly open, causing cold
air from inside refrigerator to meet
warm air from outside.
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Ice maker power switch is Off.
Water supply is not connected to
refrigerator
Household water line valve is not
open.
Freezer is not cold enough.
Valve on cold water pipe is clogged
or restricted by foreign material. If
valve is of the self-piercing type, it
may not have created a sufficiently
sized hole in tube for water to pass
through.
Check to see if water dispenser is
dispensing water.
Water filter is not completely
seated.
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Turn on power switch.
Connect water supply (see Installation section).
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Turn on household water line valve.
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See PROBLEM column TEMPERATURES ARE TOO WARM.
Turn off household water line valve. Remove valve. Ensure that
valve is not a self-piercing valve. Clean valve. Replace valve if
necessary.
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If not, the ice & water filter cartridge is clogged or restricted, and
must be replaced.
Push firmly until the water filter snaps into place (you should hear
two clicks).
This is normal in humid weather. When humidity is lower, the
moisture should disappear.
See PROBLEM column OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/
DRAWERS.
AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER
Ice maker is not making any
ice (some models).
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Ice maker is not making
enough ice.
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Ice maker will not stop making
ice.
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Ice maker is producing less ice
than you expect.
Freezer is not cold enough.
Household water line valve is not
completely open.
Check to see if water dispenser is
dispensing slower than normal.
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Ice maker wire signal arm is being
held down by some item in the
freezer.
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Ice maker should produce approximately 1.8 to 2.7 kg of ice every
24 hours. Fast Ice should produce up to 2.7 kg of ice every 24
hours.
See PROBLEM column TEMPERATURES ARE TOO WARM.
Turn on household water line valve.
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If it is, replace the ice and water filter cartridge.
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Move item and release wire signal arm. Remove any ice cubes
that are frozen together over the wire signal arm.
Solutions To Common Problems
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER (CONTINUED)
Ice maker is not separating
the ice cubes.
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Ice cubes are not being used frequently enough.
Ice cubes are hollow or smaller
than normal.
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Remove and shake ice container to separate cubes.
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The ice and water filter cartridge may be clogged. Replace filter
cartridge.
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Cover foods tightly. Discard stale ice. Ice maker will produce fresh
supply.
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Ice has picked up odor or flavor
from strong food stored in refrigerator or freezer.
Ice not used frequently enough.
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Discard stale ice.
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Water supply is not connected.
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Ice storage container is empty.
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Freezer temperature is set too
warm.
Household water line valve is not
open.
Freezer door is not closed.
Ice dispensing arm has been held in
for more than 4-5 minutes.
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Connect water supply (see Connecting the Water Supply
section).
Ensure ice maker is turned on. When the first supply of ice is
dropped into the container, the dispenser should operate.
Turn freezer control to a higher setting so that ice cubes will be made. When first supply of ice is made, dispenser should operate.
Open household water line valve. Allow sufficient time for the ice to
be made. When ice is made, the dispenser should operate.
Ensure freezer door is closed.
Motor is overloaded. Motor over load protector will reset in approximately 3 minutes. Ice can then be dispensed.
Ice has melted and frozen around
auger due to infrequent use, temperature fluctuations, and/or power
outages.
Ice cubes are jammed between ice
maker and back of ice container.
Ice cubes are frozen together.
Ice cubes are hollow or smaller
than normal.
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Remove ice container, thaw, and empty the contents. Clean container, wipe dry, and replace in proper position. When new ice is made,
dispenser should operate.
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Remove ice cubes that are jamming the dispenser.
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Use the dispenser often so that cubes do not freeze together.
The ice and water filter cartridge could be clogged. Replace the filter
cartridge. Dispensing system operates best at 210 kPa (2.1 bar) 690 kPa (6.9 bar) water pressure. Well water pressures should fall
within this range.
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Water supply not connected.
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Household water line valve is not
open.
Freezer door is not closed.
Ice and water filter cartridge is
clogged.
Front filter not fully installed, if
equipped.
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Connect water supply (see Connecting the Water Supply
section).
Open household water line valve. See PROBLEM column ICE
MAKER IS NOT MAKING ANY ICE.
Ensure that freezer door is closed.
Replace filter cartridge.
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Push filter in until you hear two “clicks”. Filter should be flush with
cabinet.
Water has been in the tank for a
period of time.
Unit not properly connected to cold
water line.
Tubing used in the household water
supply and installation may affect
water taste and odor.
Water has a high mineral content.
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Draw and discard 10-12 glasses of water to freshen the supply and
completely rinse out the tank.
Connect unit to cold water line that supplies water to the kitchen
faucet.
For best results, use copper tubing for water connections.
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Contact water treatment plant for help.
Cut-off and cut-on pressures are
too low (well systems only).
Reverse osmosis system is in
regenerative phase.
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Have someone turn up the cut-off and cut-on pressure on the water
pump system (well systems only).
It is normal for a reverse osmosis system to be below 1.38 bar during
the regenerative phase.
Interior needs to be cleaned.
Food with strong odors is in refrigerator.
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Ice has bad odor and taste.
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ICE DISPENSER
Dispenser will not dispense ice.
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Ice dispenser is jammed.
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WATER DISPENSER
Dispenser will not dispense water.
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Water has an odd taste
and/or odor.
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Water pressure is extremely low.
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ODORS IN REFRIGERATOR
Interior is dirty.
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See Care & Cleaning Chart in Care & Cleaning section.
Cover food tightly.
Solutions To Common Problems
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS
Door(s) will not close.
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Drawers are difficult to
move.
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Door was closed too hard, causing
other door to open slightly.
Refrigerator is not level. It rocks on
the floor when moved slightly.
Refrigerator is touching a wall or
cabinet.
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Close both doors gently.
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Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately support the refrigerator. Contact a carpenter to correct a sagging or sloping floor.
Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately support the refrigerator. Contact a carpenter to correct a sagging or sloping floor.
Food is touching shelf on top of
drawer.
Track that drawers slide on is dirty.
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Keep less food in drawer.
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Clean drawer, rollers, and track. See Care & Cleaning Chart in Care
& Cleaning section.
Light bulb is burned out.
No electric current is reaching
refrigerator.
Control system has disabled lights
because one or both doors were
left open too long.
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See Replacing Light Bulbs in Care & Cleaning section.
See PROBLEM column RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR.
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Close and reopen door(s) to enable lights.
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LIGHT BULB IS NOT ON
Light bulb is not on.
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