Electrolux Side by Side Refrigerators Use & care guide

Use & Care Guide
Side-By-Side Refrigerator
241868900 August 2007
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Table of contents
Finding Information.................................................. 2
Please read and save this guide...............................................2
Keep a record for quick reference............................................2
Questions?...............................................................................2
Table of contents.....................................................................2
Safety................................................................... 3
Important safety instructions...................................................3
Electrical information...............................................................3
Installation............................................................. 4
Location . ................................................................................4
Installation...............................................................................4
Installation clearances........................................................4
Door opening...........................................................................4
Guidelines for final positioning of your refrigerator.................4
Removing The Doors................................................. 6
Getting through narrow spaces ..............................................6
Installing Door Handles.............................................. 8
Door Handle Mounting Instructions.........................................8
Connecting The Water Supply...................................... 9
About your refrigerator’s water supply.....................................9
Feature Overview................................................... 10
Understanding features and terms.........................................10
Controls.............................................................. 11
Wave-TouchTM (some models) ..............................................12
Wave-TouchTM/IQ-TouchTM “Sabbath Mode” .........................13
IQ-TouchTM (some models)....................................................13
Storage Features.................................................... 15
Shelf features.........................................................................15
Drawers.................................................................................15
Crispers.................................................................................15
Crisper humidity control........................................................16
Meat keeper...........................................................................16
Special items rack..................................................................16
Doors.....................................................................................16
Storage bins.....................................................................16
Accessories...........................................................................17
Tall bottle retainer.............................................................17
Can rack............................................................................17
Extra shelf.........................................................................17
Pizza rack..........................................................................17
Dairy compartment...........................................................17
Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser....................... 18
Priming the water supply system...........................................18
To prime the water supply system....................................18
Ice maker operation & care....................................................18
Using the ice maker after installation.....................................18
Turning the ice maker on and off...........................................18
Ice maker/dispenser tips........................................................19
Cleaning the ice maker...........................................................19
Changing The Filter................................................ 20
Locating the filters.................................................................20
Replacing the air filter............................................................20
Replacing the water filter.......................................................20
Ordering replacement filters..................................................20
More about your advanced water filter..................................21
NSF tests & certification results.............................................21
To replace your PureAdvantageTM water filter...................21
Storing Food & Saving Energy.................................... 22
Ideas for storing foods..........................................................22
Ideas for saving energy..........................................................22
Normal Operating Sounds & Sights.............................. 23
Understanding the sounds you may hear..............................23
Care & Cleaning.................................................... 24
Protecting your investment....................................................24
Care & cleaning tips...............................................................25
Vacation & moving tips..........................................................25
Replacing light bulbs.............................................................26
Warranty............................................................. 27
Solutions To Common Problems................................. 28
Safety
Important safety instructions
WARNING
Please read all safety instructions before
using your new refrigerator.
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.
Child Safety
Packing Materials:
Electrical information
WARNING
You must follow these guidelines to ensure
that your refrigerator’s safety mechanisms are
operating correctly.
• The refrigerator must be plugged into
its own dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AConly electric outlet. The power cord of the
appliance is equipped with a three-prong
grounding plug for your protection against
electrical shock hazards. It must be plugged
directly into a properly grounded threeprong receptacle. 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.
• Packing cartons covered with rugs,
bedspreads, plastic sheets or stretch wrap
may become airtight chambers and can
quickly cause suffocation.
• 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.
• Destroy or recycle the product’s carton,
plastic bags, and any other exterior wrapping
material immediately after the refrigerator is
unpacked. Children should never play with
these items.
• Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning
and before replacing a light bulb to avoid
electrical shock.
Child Entrapment And Suffocation:
• These problems are not limited to the past.
Whether junked, abandoned or temporarily
stored (even for a few hours), unattended
refrigerators and freezers are dangerous.
Please take the precautions listed below.
Proper Disposal Of
Refrigerators/Freezers
Before you throw away your
old refrigerator/freezer:
• Remove the doors.
• Leave the shelves in
place so children may
not easily climb inside.
• Have refrigerant removed by a qualified
service technician.
• 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.
IMPORTANT
To turn off power to your refrigerator, unplug the
power cord from the wall outlet.
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Installation
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.
Door opening
NOTE
The refrigerator doors are designed to shut by
themselves within a 20 degree opening.
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.
CAUTION
DO NOT install the refrigerator where the
temperature will drop below 55°F (13°C) or
rise above 110°F (43°C). The compressor will
not be able to maintain proper temperatures
inside the refrigerator.
DO NOT block the toe grille on the lower front
of your refrigerator. Sufficient air circulation
is essential for the proper operation of your
refrigerator.
Installation
Installation clearances
• Allow the following clearances for ease
of installation, proper air circulation, and
plumbing and electrical connections:
Sides & Top
Back
³⁄₈ inch
1 inch
NOTE
If your refrigerator is placed with the door hinge
side against a wall, you may have to allow
additional space so the door can be opened
wider.
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.
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 sides should tilt ¼ inch (6 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).
Installation
2 Close the doors and use a flat-blade
screwdriver or 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.
To level the doors using the lower hinge:
1 If the refrigerator door is lower than the
freezer door, raise the refrigerator door by
turning the adjustment screw clockwise. (See
illustration.)
2 If the freezer door is lower than the
refrigerator door, raise the freezer door by
turning the adjustment screw clockwise. (See
illustration.)
3 After leveling, verify door stop contacts lower
hinge.
4 Replace the toe grille by fitting it into place.
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Removing The Doors
Getting through narrow spaces
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.
Required Tools
You will need the following tools:
Top Hinge
Cover Rear
Screw
Top Hinge
Cover Front
Screw
Top
Hinge
Screw
Tools Necessary:
AND
Bottom
Hinge
Screw
Phillips Head
™
OR
Socket
Wrench Set
OR
Adjustable
Wrench
3/8” Fixed
Wrench
To prepare for removing the doors:
To remove the refrigerator door:
1 Make sure the electrical power cord is
unplugged from the wall outlet.
1 Trace lightly around the door’s top hinge with
a pencil. This makes reinstallation easier.
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.
2 Remove the two screws from the top hinge.
Lift the door off of the bottom hinge and set it
aside.
Adjustable Hinge (some models)
Removing The Doors
2 Trace lightly around the hinge with a pencil. This makes reinstallation easier.
3 Detach the water tube from the connector located below the freezer door. The
connector releases when you press its outer
sleeve inward.
Non-Adjusting Hinge (some models)
3 Remove the two bottom hinge screws and
hinge if necessary.
To reinstall the refrigerator door, reverse the above
steps.
CAUTION
Adjustable Hinge (some models)
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:
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.
5 Remove the two bottom hinge screws and hinge if necessary.
1 Detach the multi-wire cable connector
located above the top hinge. Grasp both
sides of the connector firmly and pull apart.
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.
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Installing Door Handles
Door Handle Mounting Instructions
1 Remove handles from carton and any other protective
packaging.
2 Position freezer handle end caps over upper and
lower pre-installed 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.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to install refrigerator handle.
Ensure the holes for the set screws are facing towards the freezer door.
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.
Freezer Upper End Cap
Refrigerator Upper End Cap
A
B
A
B
Freezer Lower End Cap
A
B
A
B
Refrigerator Lower End Cap
Connecting The Water Supply
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 copper tube from your
household water system to a valve at the rear of
the refrigerator.
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 copper 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.
• For proper dispenser operation,
recommended water supply pressure
should fall between 30 psi and 100 psi.
Excessive pressure may cause water filter
to malfunction.
3 Unscrew the plastic cap from the water valve
inlet at the rear of your refrigerator. Discard
the cap.
4 Slide the brass compression nut, then the
ferrule (sleeve) onto copper tube.
5 Push the copper tube into water valve inlet as
far as it will go (¼ inch).
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.
7 Secure the copper tube to your refrigerator’s
rear panel with a steel clamp and screw (see
illustration).
8 Coil the excess copper 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.
Plastic Water Tubing
to Ice Maker
Fill Tube
NOTE
A kit is available from your dealer that provides all
materials for a water supply installation, including
25 feet of copper tubing and full instructions.
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 copper tube in a sink
or bucket and opening the shut-off valve.
Brass
Compression
Nut
Ferrule
(Sleeve)
Copper
water line
What you will need:
• Access to a cold water line with pressure of
30-100 psi. (System supplied with cold water only.)
• Copper tubing with ¼ inch (6.4mm) Outside
Diameter (OD). Length for this tubing is the
distance from the rear of the refrigerator to
your household water supply line plus seven
feet (2.1 meters).
• A shut-off valve for the connection between
your household water line and the refrigerator
supply line.
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.
Steel
Clamp
Water Valve
Bracket
Valve Inlet
Water Valve
Copper water line
from household water supply
(Include enough tubing in loop to allow
moving refrigerator out for cleaning.)
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.
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.
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Feature Overview
Understanding features and terms
Your Electrolux refrigerator is designed for optimal convenience and storage flexibility. Use the illustration
below to familiarize yourself with product features and terminology.
NOTE
Features may vary according to model.
Controls
Wave-TouchTM
IQ-TouchTM
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Controls
Wave-TouchTM (some models)
3rd Level: User Variable Options
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.
1st Level: Sleep Mode
Touching the options icon displays the following
options:
vacation mode
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.
Conserves energy by increasing the time between automatic defrost. It is automatically deactivated by opening the refrigerator door after 24 hours. This feature is automatically activated during long periods between door openings. Vacation mode is manually activated when the red indicator is lit.
water filter
Touch to display filter condition status. Press and hold for three seconds to reset.
2nd Level: Awakened Display Mode
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.
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.
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.
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.
The following dispenser options are illuminated:
fast ice
Increases the production of ice
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.
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
Controls
(-) 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.
Alarms
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 blink to prompt the
reset of any pending alarms. Press this key
to reset any system Alarms.
High Temperature In the event of a high temperature condition, the temperature display will blink and
display “HI,” and the high temp alert will be
displayed. The alarm off icon will blink until
pressed, acknowledging the alarm, at which
time the blinking will stop. All other modes
are turned off until the alarm is acknowledged. The high temp alert and “HI” will
stay illuminated until a normal safe range
operating temperature has been reached,
at which time the temperature display will
display the actual temperature.
Power Failure AlertIn the event of a power failure, the power fail alert will be displayed and the temperature display will blink until the alarm off icon is pressed, acknowledging the alarm. Other modes may be turned off until the alarm is acknowledged. The power fail alert is turned off and the refrigerator will resume normal operation. The high temp alarm may also be illuminated until a safe operating range temperature has been reached.
Wave-TouchTM/IQ-TouchTM
“Sabbath Mode” (some models)
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.
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.
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.
For further assistance, guidelines for
proper usage and a complete list of
models with the Sabbath feature, please
visit the web at http:\\www.star-k.org.
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Controls
IQ-TouchTM (some models)
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
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
2 Ice Cubes
3 Crushed Ice
1 Touch the glass panel to illuminate the
display to the Plus (+) and minus (-)
indicators which appear on either side of the
displayed temperatures.
2 Press the + or – indicator to adjust the
temperature to the desired setting.
The temperature display will begin to blink
with the first touch. The display times out after
a minute and returns to the basic display.
Alarms
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
fast freeze
dispenser light
control lock
vacation mode
water filter
air filter temp display mute sounds factory default
on off
Increases the production of ice
Activates a faster rate for freezing food
On / Off
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.
Conserves energy by increasing the time between automatic defrost. It is automatically
deactivated by opening the refrigerator door after
24 hours. This feature is automatically activated
during long periods between door openings. Vacation mode is manually activated when the red
indicator is lit.
Touch to display filter condition status. Press and hold for three seconds to reset.
Touch to display filter status. Press and hold for three seconds to reset.
Touch to toggle the freezer and fridge temps display on and off.
Touch and hold temp display to toggle display from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
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.
Resets all refrigerator settings such as temp, temp display and ring tones to their factory default settings.
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.
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 blink 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 blink and
display “HI,” and the high temp alert will be
displayed. The mute sounds icon will blink
until pressed, acknowledging the alarm,
at which time the blinking will stop. All
other modes are turned off until the alarm
is acknowledged. The high temp alert and
“HI” will stay illuminated until a normal
safe range operating temperature has been
reached, at which time the temperature
display will display the actual temperature.
Power Fail
In the event of a power failure, the power fail
alert will be displayed and the temperature
display will blink until the mute sounds icon
is pressed, acknowledging the alarm. Other
modes may be turned off until the alarm is
acknowledged. The power fail alert is turned
off and the refrigerator will resume normal
operation. The high temp alarm may also
be illuminated until a safe operating range
temperature has been reached.
Storage Features
CAUTION
NOTE
To avoid injury from breakage, handle
tempered glass shelves carefully.
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.
To change the position of a shelf:
1 Before adjusting a shelf, remove all food.
The Cantilever Sliding Glass Shelf has spacers
(side screws) on the sides of the brackets to
securely hold the shelf in place.
To relocate the shelf to a different location, the
spacers must be turned in (clockwise). To secure
the shelf in a new location, remember to turn the
spacers out (counterclockwise) until they touch
the sides of the compartment.
Shelf features
Your refrigerator includes SpillSafeTM glass shelves,
which are designed to catch and hold accidental
spills. These shelves slide out for easy access to
food and faster cleaning.
Sliding shelves can be pulled forward as far as
their built-in stops allow. Sliding shelves cannot be
separated from their mounting brackets.
2 Lift the front edge up.
3 Pull the shelf out.
4 Replace by inserting the mounting bracket
hooks into the desired support slots.
5 Lower the shelf and lock into position.
Drawers
Your refrigerator includes a variety of storage
drawers. These drawers usually are located in
fixed positions at the bottom of the fresh food
compartment.
Crispers
Crisper drawers are designed for storing fruits,
vegetables, and other fresh produce. Before storing
items in a crisper:
• Wash items in clear water and remove
excess water.
Tighten Spacers
to Remove Shelf
1
2
1
Loosen Spacers
to Stabilize Shelf
Against Liner
3
• Wrap any items that have strong odors or
high moisture content.
NOTE
Leafy vegetables keep best when stored with
the Humidity Control set on Higher Humidity,
or in a drawer without a Humidity Control. This
keeps incoming air to a minimum and maintains
maximum moisture content.
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Storage Features
Crisper humidity control
Doors
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.
Storage bins
The doors to your freezer and fresh food
compartments use a system of modular storage
bins. All of these bins are removable for easy
cleaning. Some of them have fixed positions, while
others can be adjusted to your needs.
Door bins are ideal for storing jars, bottles, cans,
and large drink containers. They also enable quick
selection of frequently used items.
To change the position of an adjustable
door bin:
1 Before adjusting a bin, remove all food.
2 Grip the bin firmly with both hands and lift it
upward.
3 Remove the bin.
4 Place the bin just above desired position.
Meat keeper
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.
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.
Special items rack
The innovative design of the special items rack
allows you to store four bottles of wine or soft drink
bottles.
5 Lower the bin onto supports until locked in
place.
Storage Features
Accessories
Tall bottle retainer
Dairy compartment
The tall bottle retainer
keeps tall containers
in the bin from
falling forward when
opening or closing
the refrigerator door.
To install, snap the
ends of the retainer
over the edge of
the retainer wall
as shown in the
illustration.
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.
Can rack
Can Rack
The can rack
allows you to
efficiently and
securely store up
to six 12-ounce
cans of beverage
drink.
Extra shelf
The extra shelf
attaches to the
top of the ice
dispenser container.
It allows storage
of both round and
rectangular cartons
such as your favorite
ice cream.
Pizza rack (some models)
This rack is attached
to the freezer wall
beside the ice
dispenser container.
This convenient area
allows for storage
of pizza and other
tall items placed
vertically between
the ice dispenser
container and the
freezer wall.
Dairy Compartment (some models)
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Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser
Priming the water supply
system
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.
CAUTION
For proper dispenser operation,
recommended water supply pressure
should fall between 30 psi and 100 psi.
Excessive pressure may cause water filter to
malfunction.
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.
Turning the ice maker on and off
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.
OR
To prime the water supply system:
OFF
1 Begin filling the tank by pressing and holding
a drinking glass against the water dispenser
paddle.
ON
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).
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.
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.
The ice maker produces four to six pounds of ice
every 24 hours depending on usage conditions. Ice
is produced at a rate of eight cubes every 75 to 90
minutes.
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.
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.
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.
Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser
Ice maker/dispenser tips
• 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
- 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.
- If you turn off the ice maker for a long
period of time, you should also turn off the
water supply valve.
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.
Cleaning the ice maker
Clean the ice maker and ice bin at regular intervals,
particularly before you take a vacation or move.
To clean the ice maker:
1 Turn off ice production by pressing the ice
maker’s Off/On switch.
2 Remove the ice bin by lifting up and out.
3 Empty and carefully clean the ice bin with
mild detergent. Rinse with clear water. Do not
use harsh or abrasive cleaners.
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 Replace the ice bin. Press the ice maker’s
Off/On switch to resume ice production.
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.
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.
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.
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Changing The Filter
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.
Water filter
The water filter is located at the top right side of the
fresh food compartment.
Air filter
The air filter is located at the top of the fresh food
compartment next to the water filter.
Replacing the air filter
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:
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.
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 (400 gallons for
PureAdvantageTM) has flowed through the system.
If your refrigerator has not been used for a period
of time (during moving for example), change the
filter before reinstalling the refrigerator.
1 Pull the air filter housing straight out.
2 Remove the old filter and discard it.
3 Unpack the new filter and place it inside the
housing.
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.
6 The Air Filter Reset will turn itself off after a
few seconds.
Ordering replacement filters
Order new filters by calling 877-808-4195, or
through the dealer where you bought your
refrigerator. You may want to consider ordering
extra filters when you first install your refrigerator.
Here is the product number to request when
ordering:
Water Filter FC-300 PureAdvantageTM
Replacement Cartridge #EWF2CB02
Air Filter Replacement cartridge, part
#241754001
Changing The Filter
More about your advanced water filter
The PureAdvantageTM ice and water
filter system is tested and certified
by NSF International, the nationally
respected, not-for-profit certification
organization for public health safety.
The PureAdvantageTM ice and water filter system
is tested and certified to ANSI/NSF Standards 42
and 53 for the reduction of claims specified on the
performance data sheet.
Do not use with water that is microbiologically
unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate
disinfection before or after the system. Systems
certified for cyst reduction may be used on
disinfected waters that may contain filterable cysts.
NSF test & certification results:
• Rated Capacity - 400 gallons for
PureAdvantageTM ice and water filter
• Rated service flow - .5 gallons per minute
• Maximum Rated Pressure - 100 pounds per
square inch
• Operating Temp.: Min. 33° F, Max. 100° F
• Recommended Minimum Operating
Pressure: 30 pounds per square inch
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.
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.
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.
5 Push firmly until the cartridge snaps into
place (you should hear two clicks). When
fully engaged, the front of the filter cartridge
should be flush with the filter release button.
6 Turn On the ice maker power switch (see
page 18 for more about turning on the ice
maker).
7 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.
8 After filling one glass of water, continue
flushing the system for about three minutes.
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.
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Storing Food & Saving Energy
Ideas for storing foods
Fresh food storage
• Keep the fresh food compartment
between 34° F and 40° F with an optimum
temperature of 37° F.
• Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves,
which reduces air circulation and causes
uneven cooling.
Fruits and vegetables
• Store fruits and vegetables in crisper
drawers, where trapped moisture helps
preserve food quality for longer time periods.
Meat
• Wrap raw meat and poultry securely so
leakage and contamination of other foods or
surfaces does not occur.
• Use the meat keeper drawer for short-term
storage. Any meat to be kept longer than two
days should be frozen.
Frozen food storage
• Keep the freezer compartment at 0° F or
lower.
• A freezer operates most efficiently when it is
at least ²⁄₃ full.
Packaging foods for freezing
• To minimize food dehydration and quality
deterioration, use aluminum foil, freezer
wrap, freezer bags or airtight containers.
Force as much air out of the packages as
possible and seal them tightly. Trapped air
can cause food to dry out, change color, and
develop an off-flavor (freezer burn).
• Wrap fresh meats and poultry with suitable
freezer wrap prior to freezing.
• Do not refreeze meat that has completely
thawed.
Loading the freezer
• Avoid adding too much warm food to the
freezer at one time. This overloads the
freezer, slows the rate of freezing, and can
raise the temperature of frozen foods.
• Leave a space between packages, so cold
air can circulate freely, allowing food to freeze
as quickly as possible.
• Avoid storing hard-to-freeze foods, such as
ice cream and orange juice, on the freezer
door shelves. These foods are best stored
in the freezer interior where the temperature
varies less.
Ideas for saving energy
Installation
• Locate the refrigerator in the coolest part of
the room, out of direct sunlight, and away
from heating ducts or registers. Do not
place the refrigerator next to heat-producing
appliances such as a range, oven, or
dishwasher. If this is not possible, a section
of cabinetry or an added layer of insulation
between the two appliances will help the
refrigerator operate more efficiently.
• Level the refrigerator so that the doors close
tightly.
Temperature settings
• Refer to the “Controls” section in this Use
& Care Guide (beginning on page 11) for
procedures on temperature settings.
Food storage
• Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator or
blocking cold air vents. Doing so causes
the refrigerator to run longer and use more
energy.
• Cover foods and wipe containers dry before
placing them in the refrigerator. This cuts
down on moisture build-up inside the unit.
• Organize the refrigerator to reduce door
openings. Remove as many items as needed
at one time and close the door as soon as
possible.
Normal Operating Sounds & Sights
Understanding the sounds you may hear
Your new, high-efficiency refrigerator may introduce
unfamiliar sounds. These sounds normally indicate
your refrigerator is operating correctly. Some
surfaces on floors, walls, and kitchen cabinets may
make these sounds more noticeable.
Following is a list of major components in your
refrigerator and the sounds they can cause:
A Evaporator Refrigerant through the
evaporator may create a boiling or gurgling
sound.
B Evaporator fan You may hear air being
forced through the refrigerator by the
evaporator fan.
C Defrost heater During defrost cycles, water
dripping onto the defrost heater may cause a
hissing or sizzling sound. After defrosting, a
popping sound may occur.
D Automatic ice maker When ice has been
produced, you will hear ice cubes falling into
the ice bin.
E Electronic control & automatic defrost
control These parts can produce a snapping
or clicking sound when turning the cooling
system on and off.
F Condenser fan You may hear air being
forced through the condenser.
G Compressor Modern, high-efficiency
compressors run much faster than in the
past. The compressor may have a highpitched hum or pulsating sound.
H Water valve Makes a buzzing sound each
time it opens to fill the ice maker.
I Drain pan (not removable) You may hear
water dripping into the drain pan during the
defrost cycle.
J Condenser May create minimal sounds
from forced air.
K Motorized damper May produce a light
humming during operation.
L Ice dispensing paddle When dispensing
ice, you will hear a snapping or clicking
sound when the solenoid opens and closes
the ice chute.
NOTE
Energy efficient foam in your refrigerator is not a
sound insulator.
NOTE
During automatic defrost cycle, a red glow in the
back wall vents of your freezer compartment is
normal.
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Care & Cleaning
Protecting your investment
Keeping your refrigerator clean maintains appearance and prevents odor build-up. Wipe up any spills
immediately and clean the freezer and fresh food compartments at least twice a year. When cleaning,
take the following precautions:
• Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners or strong alkaline solutions on any
surface.
• Never use CHLORIDE to clean stainless steel.
• Do not wash any removable parts in a dishwasher.
• Always unplug the electrical power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning.
NOTE
If you set your temperature controls to turn off cooling, power to lights and other electrical components
will continue until you unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
• Remove adhesive labels by hand. Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments which can
scratch the appliance surface.
• Do not remove the serial plate.
CAUTION
• Pull the refrigerator straight out to move it. Shifting it from side to side may damage flooring.
Be careful not to move the refrigerator beyond the plumbing connections.
• Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces. Do not touch refrigerated surfaces with wet or
damp hands.
IMPORTANT
If you store or move your refrigerator in freezing temperatures, be sure to completely drain the water
supply system. Failure to do so could result in water leaks when the refrigerator is put back into service.
Contact a service representative to perform this operation.
Refer to the guide on the next page for details on caring and cleaning specific areas of your refrigerator.
Care & Cleaning
Care & cleaning tips
Part
Interior & Door
Liners
Door Gaskets
Drawers & Bins
Glass Shelves
Toe Grille
Exterior &
Handles
Exterior &
Handles
(Stainless Steel
Models Only)
Cleaning Agents
• Soap and water
• Baking soda and
water
• Soap and water
• Soap and water
• 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
• Ammonia
• Stainless steel
cleaners
Tips and Precautions
• Use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 quart 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, ammonia, 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 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.
• Wipe stubborn spots with an ammonia-soaked paper towel,
and rinse. 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.
• 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.
Vacation & moving tips
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.
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Care & Cleaning
Replacing light bulbs
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
Wear gloves when replacing light bulbs to
avoid getting cut.
To replace light bulbs:
1 Unplug your refrigerator’s power cord.
2 Wear gloves as protection against possible
broken glass.
3 Remove light cover, if necessary.
4 Unscrew and replace old bulb with an
appliance bulb of the same type and wattage
(normally 40 watts).
5 Replace light cover, if necessary.
6 Plug in the refrigerator’s power cord.
Light Bulb
Light Socket
Located Behind Right
Rear of Ice Container
Warranty
Major Appliance Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will repair or
replace any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used, and
maintained in accordance with the provided instructions. In addition, the cabinet liner and sealed refrigeration system (compressor,
condenser, evaporator, dryer or tubing) of your appliance is covered by a two through five year limited warranty. During the 2nd
through 5th years from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will repair or replace any parts in the cabinet liner and sealed
refrigeration system which prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used, and
maintained in accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10.
11.
12.
13.
14.
This warranty does not cover the following:
Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada.
Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
Products used in a commercial setting.
Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary
household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are
not a part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs, handles, or
other cosmetic parts.
Pickup and delivery costs; your appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or
mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during transportation or installation, including but not limited to floors,
cabinets, walls, etc.
Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux
parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as abuse, misuse,
inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS
PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT
NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH
AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED
WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR
LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED
WARRANTIES, SO THESE LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU
SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period should service be
required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must be
obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada. In the USA and Puerto Rico, your appliance is warranted by
Electrolux Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by
Electrolux Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for
service and parts under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or
specifications as described or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1-877-435-3287
Electrolux Major Appliances North America
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
Canada
1-800-265-8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5V 3E4
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Solutions To Common Problems
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.
Running Your Refrigerator
Problem
Compressor does not
run.
Cause
• Cooling system is turned Off.
• Refrigerator is in defrost
cycle.
• Plug at wall outlet is
disconnected.
• House fuse blown or tripped
circuit breaker.
• Power outage.
Refrigerator runs too
much or too long.
• 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.
• Freezer control is set too cold
(control found in fresh food
section).
• Fresh food/freezer gasket is
dirty, worn, cracked, or poorly
fitted.
Compressor does not
run.
Digital temperature
displays are flashing.
• Electronic control system
keeps the refrigerator at a
constant temperature.
• Electronic control system
has detected a performance
problem.
Correction
• 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 timedelay fuse.
Reset circuit breaker.
• Check house lights. Call local Electric
Company.
• It’s normal for the refrigerator to work
longer under these conditions.
• It takes 8-12 hours for the refrigerator to
cool down completely.
• 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 section, Opening/ Closing of
Doors/ Drawers.
• Set freezer 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.
• This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and off
to keep temperature constant.
• Call your Electrolux service representative,
who can interpret any messages or number
codes flashing on the digital displays.
Solutions To Common Problems
Temperatures Are Too Cold
Problem
Freezer temperature
too cold. Refrigerator
temperature is
satisfactory.
Refrigerator temperature
too cold. Freezer
temperature is
satisfactory.
Food stored in drawers
freezes.
Food stored in Meat
Keeper freezes (some
models).
Cause
Correction
• Refrigerator control
is set too cold.
• Set refrigerator control to a warmer setting.
Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.
• Refrigerator control
is set too cold.
• Meat Keeper
temperature control
is set too cold.
• See solution above.
• Freezer control is set
too cold.
• Set freezer control to a warmer setting. Allow 24
hours for temperature to stabilize.
• 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.
Temperatures Are Too Warm
Problem
Freezer/Refrigerator
temperature is too warm.
Freezer temperature is
too warm. Refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory.
Refrigerator temperature
is too warm. Freezer
temperature is satisfactory.
Temperature in the Meat
Keeper is too warm (some
models).
Cause
• Doors are opened
too frequently or too
long.
• Door is slightly
open.
• Freezer control is set
too warm.
Correction
• Warm air enters the refrigerator whenever the
door is opened. Open the door less often.
• See Problem section, Opening/Closing of Doors/
Drawers.
• Set freezer control to a colder setting. Allow 24
hours for temperature to stabilize.
• Refrigerator control
is set too warm.
• Set refrigerator control to a colder setting. Allow
24 hours for temperature to stabilize.
• Meat Keeper
temperature control
is set too warm.
• Adjust Meat Keeper temperature control to a
colder setting.
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Solutions To Common Problems
Water/Moisture/Frost Inside Refrigerator
Problem
Cause
Correction
Water collects on bottom
side of drawer cover.
• Vegetables contain
and give off
moisture.
Moisture collects in bottom
of drawer.
• Washed vegetables
and fruit drain while
in the drawer.
• Fruits and vegetables
are kept past their
prime
• Weather is humid.
• Moisture on the bottom side of the cover is not
unusual.
• Move humidity control (some models) to lower
setting.
• Dry items before putting them in the drawer.
Water collecting in bottom of drawer is normal.
Moisture collects on inside
of refrigerator walls.
Moisture collects on
outside of refrigerator or
between doors.
• Weather is hot and
humid.
• Door is slightly
open.
• Door is opened too
often or too long.
• Open containers.
• Door is slightly
open, causing cold
air from inside
refrigerator to meet
warm air from
outside.
• The rate of frost buildup and internal sweating
increases.
• See Problem section, Opening/Closing of Doors/
Drawers.
• Open door less often to allow internal
temperature to stabilize.
• Keep containers covered.
• Routinely clean out old fruits and vegetables
especially if they begin to break down.
• This is normal in humid weather. When
humidity is lower, the moisture should
disappear.
• See Problem section, Opening/Closing of Doors/
Drawers.
Solutions To Common Problems
Automatic Ice Maker
Problem
Ice maker is not
making any ice.
Cause
• 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 the water
dispenser is dispensing water.
Ice maker is not
making enough ice.
• Water filter is not completely
seated.
• Ice maker is producing less
ice than you expect.
• Freezer is not cold enough.
Ice maker will not stop
making ice.
Ice maker is not
separating the ice
cubes.
Ice has bad odor and
taste.
• Household water line valve is
not completely open.
• Check to see if water
dispenser is dispensing
slower than normal.
• Ice maker wire signal arm
is being held down by some
item in the freezer.
• Ice cubes are not being used
frequently enough.
• Ice cubes are hollow or
smaller than normal.
• Ice has picked up odor or
flavor from strong food stored
in refrigerator or freezer.
• Ice not used frequently enough.
Correction
• Turn on power switch.
• Connect water supply (see Installation
Instructions).
• Turn on household water line valve.
• See Problem section, 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.
• 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).
• Ice maker should produce approximately
4-5 pounds of ice every 24 hours. Fast
Ice should produce up to 6 pounds of ice
every 24 hours.
• See Problem section, Temperatures Are
Too Warm.
• Turn on household water line valve.
• If it is, replace the ice & water filter
cartridge.
• Move item and release wire signal arm.
Remove any ice cubes frozen together over
wire signal arm.
• Remove and shake ice bin to separate
cubes.
• The ice & water filter cartridge may be
clogged. Replace filter cartridge.
• Cover foods tightly. Discard stale ice. Ice
maker will produce fresh supply.
• Discard stale ice.
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Solutions To Common Problems
Ice Dispenser
Problem
Dispenser will
not dispense ice.
Cause
• Water supply is not connected.
• Ice storage container is empty.
• Freezer temperature is set too
warm.
• Household water line valve is
not open.
• Freezer door is not closed.
Ice dispenser is
jammed.
• Ice dispensing arm has been
held in for more than 4-5
minutes.
• 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.
Correction
• 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. (See Problem
Section, Opening/Closing of Doors/Drawers)
• Motor is overloaded. Motor overload protector
will reset in approximately 3 minutes. Ice can
then be dispensed.
• 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.
• Remove ice cubes that are jamming the
dispenser.
• Use the dispenser often so that cubes do not
freeze together.
• The ice & water filter cartridge could be
clogged. Replace the filter cartridge. Dispensing
system operates best at 30-100 psi water
pressure. Well water pressures should fall
within this range.
Water Dispenser
Problem
Dispenser will
not dispense
water.
Water has an
odd taste and/or
odor.
Water pressure is
extremely low.
Cause
• Water supply is not connected.
• Household water line valve is
not open.
• Freezer door is not closed.
• Ice & water filter cartridge is
clogged.
• Front filter not fully installed, if
equipped
• 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.
• Cut-off and cut-on pressures
are too low (well systems
only).
• Reverse osmosis system is in
regenerative phase.
Correction
• Connect water supply (see Connecting The
Water Supply section).
• Open household water line valve. See Problem
section Ice Maker Is Not Making Ice.
• Ensure that freezer door is closed. (See Problem
Section, Opening/Closing of Doors/Drawers)
• Replace filter cartridge.
• Push filter in until you hear two “clicks”. Filter
should be flush with cabinet.
• 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.
• Contact water treatment plant for help in
checking water supply source.
• 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 20 psi during the regenerative phase.
Solutions To Common Problems
Odors In Refrigerator
Problem
Interior is dirty.
Cause
• Interior needs to be cleaned.
• Food with strong odors is stored
in refrigerator.
Correction
• See Care & Cleaning Tips.
• Cover food tightly. Turn on air filtration
system. Air filter may need to be changed
more frequently if foods with strong odors
are routinely stored in refrigerator.
Opening/Closing Of Doors/Drawers
Problem
Door(s) will not
close.
Cause
• 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.
Drawers are
difficult to move.
• Food is touching shelf on top of
drawer.
• Track that drawers slide on is dirty.
Correction
• Close both doors gently.
• 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.
• Keep less food in drawer.
• Clean drawer, runners, and tracks. See Care
& Cleaning Tips.
Light Bulb Is Not On
Problem
Light bulb is not
on.
Cause
• Light bulb is burned out.
• Freezer light switch is stuck.
• No electric current is reaching
refrigerator.
• Control system has disabled lights
because one or both doors were
left open too long.
Correction
• See Replacing Light Bulbs in Care and
Cleaning section.
• Release light switch located inside freezer
compartment.
• See Problem section, Running Your
Refrigerator.
• Close and reopen door(s) to enable lights.
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