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Safety information
SAFETY INFORMATION
WARNING
WARNING
WARNING
• Before operating the
appliance, please read
this manual thoroughly
and retain it for your
reference.
• Use this appliance only
for its intended purpose
as described in this
instruction manual.
This appliance is not
intended for use by
persons (including
children) with reduced
physical, sensory or
mental capabilities,
or lack of experience
and knowledge, unless
they have been given
supervision or instruction
concerning use of the
appliance by a person
responsible for their
safety.
• This appliance can
be used by children
aged from 8 years and
above and persons
with reduced physical,
sensory or mental
capabilities or lack
of experience and
knowledge if they have
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WARNING
been given supervision
or instruction concerning
use of the appliance in a
safe way and understand
the hazards involved.
Children shall not play
with the appliance.
Cleaning and user
maintenance shall not be
made by children without
supervision.
• Because these following
operating instructions
cover various models,
the characteristics of
your refrigerator may
differ slightly from those
described in this manual.
CAUTION/WARNING
SYMBOLS USED
WARNING
CAUTION
Indicates that a danger
of death or serious injury
exists.
Indicates that a risk of
personal injury or material
damage exists.
THER SYMBOLS USED
Represents something
you must NOT do.
Represents something
you must NOT
disassemble.
Represents something
you must NOT touch.
Represents something
you must follow.
Indicates that you must
disconnect the power
plug from the socket.
Represents a ground is
needed to prevent electric
shock.
It is recommended that
this symbol be handled
by service man.
These warning signs are here to
prevent injury to you and others.
Please follow them explicitly.
After reading this section, keep
it in a safe place for future
reference.
CE Notice
This product has been
determined to be in
compliance with the Low
Voltage Directive (2006/95/
EC), the Electromagnetic
Compatibility Directive
(2004/108/EC), RoHS Directive
(2011/65/EU), Commission
Delegated Regulation (EU)
No 1060/2010 and the EcoDesign Directive(2009/125/EC)
implemented by Regulation (EC)
No 643/2009 of the European
Union. (For products sold in
European Countries only)
• This refrigerator must be
properly installed and located
in accordance with the manual
before it is used.
• Use this appliance only for its
intended purpose as described
in this instruction manual.
• We strongly recommend that
any servicing be performed by a
qualified individual.
• R-600a or R-134a can be used
as a refrigerant. Check the
compressor label on the rear
of the appliance and the rating
label inside the fridge to see
which refrigerant is used for the
refrigerator.
• In case of R-600a
refrigerant, this gas
is natural gas with
high environmental
compatibility that
is, however, also
combustible. When
transporting and
installing the appliance,
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care should be taken to
for use by persons (including
ensure that no parts of
children) with reduced physical,
the refrigerating circuit
sensory or mental capabilities,
are damaged.
or lack of experience and
knowledge, unless they have
• Refrigerant squirting out of the
been given supervision or
pipes could ignite or cause an
instruction concerning use
eye injury. If a leak is detected,
of the appliance by a person
avoid any naked flames or
responsible for their safety.
potential sources of ignition
and air the room in which the
• Children should be supervised
appliance is standing for several
to ensure that they do not play
minutes.
with the appliance.
• In order to avoid the
creation of a flammable
gas-air mixture if a
leak in the refrigerating
circuit occurs, the size
of the room in which the
appliance may be sited
depends on the amount
of refrigerant used.
Never start up an appliance
showing any signs of damage.
If in doubt, consult your dealer.
The room must be 1m3 in
size for every 8g of R-600a
refrigerant inside the appliance.
The amount of refrigerant in
your particular appliance is
shown on the identification plate
inside the appliance.
Please dispose of the packaging
material for this product in an
environmentally friendly manner.
This appliance is not intended
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SEVERE WARNING SIGNS
• Do not install the
refrigerator in a damp
place or place where it
may come in contact
with water.
Deteriorated insulation of
electrical parts may cause an
electric shock or fire.
Do not place this refrigerator in
direct sunlight or expose to the
heat from stoves, room heaters
or other appliance.
Do not plug several appliances
into the same power socket.
The refrigerator should always
be plugged into its own
individual electrical which has a
voltage rating that matched the
rating plate.
This provides the best
performance and also prevents
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overloading house wiring
circuits, which could cause a
fire hazard from overheated
wires.
Make sure that the power plug
is not squashed or damaged by
the back of the refrigerator.
Do not bend the power cord
excessively or place heavy
articles on it.
This constitutes a fire hazard.
Have the power cord repaired
or replaced immediately by
the manufacturer or its service
agent if power cord has
become frayed or damaged.
Do not use a cord that shows
cracks or abrasion damage
along its length or at either end.
If the power cord is damaged,
have it replaced immediately by
the manufacturer or its service
agent.
When moving the refrigerator,
be careful not to roll over or
damage the power cord.
Do not insert the power plug
with wet hands.
Unplug the refrigerator before
cleaning and making repairs.
Do not use a wet or damp cloth
when cleaning the plug.
Remove any foreign matter or
dust from the power plug pins.
Otherwise there is a risk of fire.
• If the refrigerator is
disconnected from the power
supply, you should wait for
at least ten minutes before
plugging it back.
• If the wall socket is loose, do
not insert the power plug.
- There is a risk of electric shock
or fire.
• The appliance must be
positioned so that the plug is
accessible after installation.
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• The refrigerator must be
grounded.
- You must ground the
refrigerator to prevent
any power leakages or
electric shocks caused
by current leakage from
the refrigerator.
• Never use gas pipes,
telephone lines or other
potential lightening rods
as ground.
Improper use of the ground
plug can result in electric shock.
Do not dissemble or repair the
refrigerator by yourself.
You run risk of causing a fire,
malfunction and/or personal
injury.
If you smell pharmaceutical or
smoke, pull out power plug
immediately and contact your
Samsung electronics service
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center.
Keep ventilation opening in
the appliance enclosure or
mounting structure clear of
obstruction.
Do not use mechanical
devices or any other means
to accelerate the defrosting
process, other than those
recommended by the
manufacturer.
Do not damage the refrigerant
circuit.
Do not place or use electrical
appliance inside the refrigerator/
freezer, unless they are of a
type recommended by the
manufacturer.
Before changing the interior
light, unplug the appliance from
the power supply.
If you experience difficulty when
changing the light, contact your
service center.
The 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
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to ensure that they do not play
with the appliance.
Do not let children hang on the
door. If not, a serious injury may
occur.
Do not touch the inside walls of
the freezer or products stored in
the freezer with wet hands.
This may cause frostbite.
If the refrigerator is not to be
used for a long period of time,
pull out the power plug.
Deterioration in the power cord
insulation may cause fire.
Do not store articles on the top
of the appliance.
When you open or close the
door, the articles may fall and
cause personal injury and/or
material damage.
CAUTION SIGNS
• This product is intended
only for the storage
of food in a domestic
environment.
• Manufacturer’s recommended
storage times and expiry dates
of frozen foods should be
adhered to. Refer to relevant
instructions
• Bottles should be stored tightly
together so that they do not fall
out.
CAUTION
• Do not place carbonated
or fizzy drinks in the freezer
compartment
• Do not overfill the refrigerator
with food.
- When you open the door, an
item may fall out and cause
personal injury or material
damage.
• Do not put bottles or glass
containers in the freezer.
- When the contents freeze, the
glass may break and cause
personal injury.
• Do not spray inflammable gas
near the refrigerator.
- There is a risk of explosion or
fire.
• Do not directly spray water
inside or outside the refrigerator.
- There is a risk of fire or electric
shock.
• Do not store volatile or
flammable substances in the
refrigerator.
- The storage of benzene, thinner,
alcohol, ether, LP gas and
other such products may cause
explosions.
• If you have a long vacation
planned, it is advisable to
empty the appliance or use the
vacation function.
• Do not store pharmaceuticals
products, scientific materials or
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temperature-sensitive products
in the refrigerator.
Products that require strict
temperature controls must not
be stored in the refrigerator. Do
not put a container filled with
water on the refrigerator.
If spilled, there is a risk of fire or
electric shock.
Do not apply strong shock or
excessive force onto the surface
of glass.
Broken glass may result in a
personal injury and/or property
damage.
CAUTION SIGNS FOR
CLEANING
• Never put fingers or
other objects into the
dispenser hole and ice
chute.
- It may cause personal injury or
material damage.
• Do not use a wet or damp cloth
when cleaning the plug, remove
any foreign material or dust
from the power plug pins.
- Otherwise there is a risk of fire.
CAUTION
WARNING SIGNS FOR
DISPOSAL
• When disposing of this or other
refrigerators, remove the door/
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door seals, door latch so that
small children or animals cannot
become trapped inside.
• Leave the shelves in place so
that children may not easily
climb inside.
• R-600a or R-134a is used
as a refrigerant. Check the
compressor label on the rear
of the appliance or the rating
label inside the fridge to see
which refrigerant is used for
your refrigerator. When this
product contains flammable gas
(Refrigerant R-600a) contact
your local authority in regard to
safe disposal of this product.
• Cyclopentane is used as a
insulation blowing gas. The
gases in insulation material
require special disposal
procedure. Please contact your
local authorities in regard to the
environmentally safe disposal of
this product. Ensure that none
of the pipes on the back of the
appliances are damaged prior
to disposal. The pipes shall be
broke in the open space.
• In the event of a power
failure, call the local
office of your Electricity
Company and ask how
long it is going to last.
- Most power failures that are
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corrected within an hour or two
will not affect your refrigerator
temperatures. However, you
should minimize the number of
door openings while the power
is off.
- Should the power failure last
more than 2 hours, remove all
ice in the Ice Bucket.
- Should the power failure last
more than 24 hours, remove all
frozen food.
For doors or lids fitted with locks
and keys, the keys be kept out
of the reach of children and not
in the vicinity of the refrigerating
appliance, in order to prevent
children from being locked
inside.
ADDITIONAL TIPS FOR
PROPER USAGE
• Allow the appliance to
stand for 2 hours before
loading foods after
installation and turning
on.
• To get best performance of
product,
- Do not place foods too closely
in front of the vents at the
rear of the appliance as it can
obstruct free air circulation in
the freezer compartment.
- Wrap the food up properly or
place it in airtight containers
before put it into the fridge
freezer
- Do not put any newly introduced
food for freezing near to already
frozen food.
• There is no need to disconnect
the refrigerator from the power
supply if you will be away for
less than three weeks. But,
remove all the food if you are
going away for the three weeks
or more. Unplug the refrigerator
and clean it, rinse and dry.
• The appliance might not
operate consistently (possibility
of defrosting of contents
or temperature becoming
too warm in the frozen food
compartment) when sited for
an extended period of time
below the cold end of the range
of temperatures for which
the refrigerating appliance is
designed.
• Do not store food which goes
bad easily at low temperature,
such as bananas, melons.
• Place the ice tray at the
originally provided position by
manufacturer in order to achieve
optimal ice-freezing.
• Your appliance is frost free,
which means there is no
need to manually defrost your
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appliance, as this will be carried
out automatically.
Temperature rising during the
defrost can comply with ISO
requirement. But If you want
to prevent an undue rise in the
temperature of the frozen food
while defrosting the appliance,
please wrap the frozen food in
several layers of paper such as
newspaper.
Any increase in temperature of
frozen food during defrosting
can shorten its storage life.
Contains fluorinated greenhouse
gases covered by the Kyoto
Protocol.
Foam blown with fluorinated
greenhouse gases.
Foam blown additive:
Perfluorohexane Global
Warming Potential (GWP) =
9000
• The temperature of two
star section (sections) or
compartment (compartments)
which have two star symbol
( ) is slightly higher than
other freezer compartment
(compartments).
The two star section (sections)
or compartment (compartments)
is (are) based on the instruction
and/or the condition as
delivered.
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Saving Energy Tips
- Install the appliance in a cool, dry
room with adequate ventilation.
Ensure that it is not exposed
to direct sunlight and never put
it near a direct source of heat
(radiator, for example).
- Not to block any vents and grilles
is recommended for energy
efficiency.
- Allow warm food to cool down
before placing it in the appliance.
- Put frozen food in the refrigerator
to thaw.
You can then use the low
temperatures of the frozen
products to cool food in the
refrigerator.
- Do not keep the door of the
appliance open for too long when
putting food in or taking food out.
The shorter time for which the
door is open, the less ice will form
in the freezer.
- Clean the rear of the refrigerator
regularly. Dust increases energy
consumption.
- Do not set temperature colder
than necessary.
- Ensure sufficient air exhaust at
the refrigerator base and at the
back wall of the refrigerator.
Do not cover air vent openings.
- Allow clearance to the right, left,
back and top when installing.
This will help reduce power
consumption and keep your
energy bills lower.
- For the most efficient use of
energy, please keep the all inner
fittings such as baskets, drawers,
shelves on the position supplied
by manufacturer.
This appliance is intended
to be used in household and
similar applications such as
- staff kitchen areas in shops,
offices and other working
environments;
- farm houses and by clients
in hotels, motels and other
residential type environments;
- bed and breakfast type
environments;
- catering and similar non-retail
applications.
Contents
SETTING UP YOUR SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR ……………………………… 11
OPERATING THE SAMSUNG SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR …………………… 18
TROUBLESHOOTING …………………………………………………………………… 25
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Setting up your side-by-side
refrigerator
Congratulations on the purchase of your Samsung
Side-By-Side Refrigerator. We hope you will enjoy
the many state-of-the-art features and efficiencies
that this new appliance has to offer.
legs are in the up position (above the floor). Refer to
‘Levelling the refrigerator’ in the manual(at page 15).
To protect the finish of the flooring, place the
protection sheet such as packing carton under the
refrigerator.
Selecting the best location for the
refrigerator
• Select a location with easy access to the water
supply.
• Select a location without direct exposure to
sunlight.
• Select a location with level (or nearly level) flooring.
• Select a location with enough space for the
refrigerator doors to open easily.
• Allow sufficient space to the right, left, back and
top for air circulation.
- If your refrigerator is not level, cooling efficiency
and durability can be declined.
- Refer to drawing and dimensions below for overall
space required for use.
• Please ensure that appliance can be moved freely
in the event of maintenance & service.
Leg
Screw Driver
CAUTION
When installing, servicing or cleaning behind
the refrigerator, be sure to pull the unit straight
out and push back in straight after finishing.
First things first! Make sure that you can easily move
your refrigerator to its final location by measuring
doorways (both width and height), thresholds,
ceilings, stairways, etc. The following chart details
the exact height and depth.
Model
Width
Dimension
(mm)
at least 6mm
Depth
at least 6mm
Height
When moving your refrigerator
To prevent floor damage be sure the front levelling
RSG5*
RSG5*CRS
Without Door
908
908
With Door
912
912
Only Cabinet
600
600
Without Handle
687
687
With Handle
737
742
Without Door
1745
1745
With Door
1780
1780
• Allow clearance to the right, left, back and
top when installing. This will help reduce
power consumption and keep your energy
bills lower.
• Do not install the refrigerator where the
temperature can drop below 10°C.
• Make sure you disconnect the water supply line
BEFORE removing the freezer door. See the next
section on “Separating the Water Line” to avoid
damage.
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01 SETTING UP
GETTING READY TO INSTALL
THE REFRIGERATOR
USING THE ICE MAKER
SETTING UP THE
REFRIGERATOR DOORS
To Remove the Ice
Bucket
If your entrance won’t allow the refrigerator to pass
easily through it, you can remove the doors.
- Hold the handle as shown in
figure1.
- Slightly pull up the bottom part.
- Take out the ice bucket slowly.
Removing the Front Leg Cover
Figure1
First, open both the freezer and refrigerator doors,
and then take off the front leg cover by turning the
three screws counter-clockwise.
To Refit The Ice Bucket
- Assemble it in the reverse order
of disassembly.
- Push the bucket in firmly until
you hear a clicking sound.
- When the bucket does not fit
into its place, turn the gear
handle on its back by 90
degrees and reinstall it again as
shown in figure 2.
Figure2
Normal Operation
- Any sounds you hear when
the ice maker dumps ice into
the bucket are part of normal
operation.
- Not dispensing ice for long
periods may cause ice clumps
in the ice bucket. Remove the
remaining ice and empty the
Ice Chute
bucket.
- When ice does not come out,
check for any ice stuck in the chute and remove it.
- The first batch of ice cubes may be small due
to air in the pipe after connection, any air will be
purged during normal use.
- When ICE OFF blinks on the display panel,
reinsert the bucket and/or make sure it’s
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installed properly.
- When the door is open, the Ice and water
dispenser do not work.
- If you close the door hard, it may cause water
spilling over the ice maker.
- To prevent dropping the ice bucket, use both
hands when removing it.
- To prevent injury, be sure to clean up any ice or
water that may have dropped on the floor.
- Do not let the children hang on the ice dispenser
or on the bucket. They may get hurt.
- Be sure not to put your hand or any object into the
ice chute. It may cause personal injury or damage
mechanical parts.
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Separating the Water Supply Line
from the Refrigerator
1. Remove two water lines (gray one is for ice and
the other one is for water) by pressing the coupler
1 and pulling the water line 2 away.
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2
Be careful that the water tube match same
color.
Reattaching the Water Supply Line
1. The Water Line must be fully Inserted to the center
of transparent coupler to prevent water leakage
from the dispenser.
center of transparent coupler
2. Insert the 2 clips in the install pack and check that
each clip holds the line firmly.
clip A (1/4”)
(6.35mm)
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Removing the freezer door
A few things to mention first.
• Make sure that you lift the door straight up so the
hinges are not bent or broken.
• Be careful not to pinch the water tubing and wire
harness on the door.
• Place doors on a protected surface to prevent
scratching or damage.
1. With the Freezer door closed, remove the upper
hinge cover 1 using a screwdriver, and then
disconnect the wires by gently pulling them apart
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Do not cut the water line. Gently separate it
from the coupler.
Be careful not to miss the parts of refrigerator.
3. Next, remove the door from the lower hinge
carefully lifting the door straight up 7 .
by
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2
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6
- on some models
Be careful not to pinch the water tubing and
wire harness on the door.
4. Remove the lower hinge 8 from the bracket
by gently lifting the lower hinge upwards.
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2. Remove hinge screws 3 and the ground screw
4 by turning counter-clockwise, and take off the
upper hinge 5 . Be careful that the door does not
fall on you as you are removing it.
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Reattaching the freezer doors
To reattach the freezer doors, assemble parts
in reverse order
4. Remove the lower hinge 7
from the bracket 8 by gently
lifting the lower hinge upwards.
Removing the Fridge Door
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8
1. With the door closed, remove the upper hinge
cover 1 using a screwdriver.
Reattaching the Fridge door
1
To reattach the fridge doors, assemble parts
in reverse order.
LEVELLING THE
REFRIGERATOR
2. Remove hinge screws 2 and the ground screw
3 by turning counter-clockwise, and take off the
upper hinge 4 . Be careful that the door does not
fall on you as you are removing it.
Now that the doors are back on the refrigerator, you
want to make sure the refrigerator is level so that
you can make final adjustments. If the refrigerator
is not level, it will not be possible to get the doors
perfectly even.
The front of the refrigerator is also adjustable.
Before levelling the refrigerator,
remove the front leg cover
Open both the freezer and fridge doors, and then
take off the front leg cover by turning the three
screws counter-clockwise.
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3
4
Be careful not to miss the parts of refrigerator.
3. Remove the door from the lower hinge
the door straight up 6 .
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by lifting
When the Freezer door is lower than
the fridge
When the door of the freezer is
higher than the fridge
Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into a slot on the Leg,
turn it clockwise or counter clockwise to level the
freezer.
When the Freezer door is higher than
the fridge
Adjustment part
In the case of the process to correct the imbalance
is the same. Open the doors and adjust them, one
at a time, as follows:
1. Unscrew the nut 1 from the lower hinge until it
reaches the upper end of the bolt 2 .
Screw Driver
Leg
3 Wrench
2 Bolt
1 Nut
Leg
Screw Driver
Refer to the next section for the best way to
make very minor adjustments to the doors.
MAKING MINOR ADJUSTMENTS
TO THE DOORS
Remember, a levelling refrigerator is necessary
for getting the doors perfectly even. If you need
help, review the previous section on levelling the
refrigerator.
When you release the nut 1 , make sure
that you use the Allen wrench provided 3
to loosen the bolt 2 in a counter-clockwise
direction. You should then be able to unscrew
the nut 1 with your fingers.
2. Adjust the height difference between the doors by
turning the bolt 2 clockwise
or counter
clockwise
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When you turn clockwise
move up.
, the door will
3. After adjusting the doors, turn the nut 1
clockwise
until it reaches the lower end
of the bolt, then tighten the bolt again with the
wrench 3 to fix the nut in place 1 .
If you do not secure the nut firmly, the bolt
may release.
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01 SETTING UP
Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into a slot on the Leg,
turn it clockwise or counter clockwise to level the
fridge.
CHECKING THE WATER
DISPENSER LINE
Close Main
Water pipe
A water dispenser is just one of the helpful features
on your new Samsung refrigerator. To help promote
better health, the Samsung water filter removes
unwanted particles from your water. However, it
does not sterilize or destroy microorganisms. You
will need to purchase a water purifying system to do
that.
In order for the icemaker to operate properly, water
pressure of 138 ~862 kPa is required. Under normal
conditions, a 170 cc paper cup can be filled in 10
seconds.
If the refrigerator is installed in an area with low water
pressure (below 138 kPa), you can install a booster
pump to compensate for the low pressure.
Make sure the water storage tank inside the
refrigerator is properly filled. To do this, press the
water dispenser lever until the water runs from the
water outlet.
Water Line installation Kits are included with
unit. You can find it in freezer(or fridge) drawer.
The new hose-sets supplied with the
appliance are to be used and that old hosesets should not be reused.
Parts for water line Installation
1 Water line fixer
and screws
2 Pipe connector
3 Water line
Close Main
Water pipe
4. After connecting the water supply to the water
filter, turn your main water supply back on and
Dispense about 3L to clear and prime the water
filter.
INSTALLING THE WATER
DISPENSER LINE
Connecting the water line to the
refrigerator
1. Remove the cap from water line on the unit and
insert compression nut to the water line on the
unit after disassembling from provided water line.
2. Connect both water line from the unit and water
line in the kit
3. Tighten the compression nut onto the
compression fitting. Be careful no gap between
two items.
4. Turn water on and check for any leakage.
Loosen a
4 Clip
No gap
Remove
cap
5 Water Filter
Water Line
from unit
Connecting to the water supply line
1. First, shut off the main water supply line.
2. Locate the nearest cold, drinking water line.
3. Follow the Water Line Installation Instructions in
the installation kit.
CAUTION
The water line must be connected to
the cold water pipe.
If it is connected to the hot water pipe,
it may cause the purifier to malfunction.
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No gap
Water Line
from Kit
Only connect the water line to a drinkable
water source.
If you have to repair or disassemble the water line,
cut off 6.5mm of the plastic tubing to make sure you
get a snug, leak-free connection.
CAUTION
Before being used, the leakage in these
places should be examined
01 SETTING UP
• Samsung Warranty does not cover WATER LINE
INSTALLATION.
• It’ll be done at customer’s charge unless the retail
price includes installation cost.
• Please contact Plumber or Authorized Installer for
the installation if needed.
• If Water leakage occurs due to improper
installation, Please contact installer.
Removing any residual matter inside
the water supply line after installing
filter.
1. Turn ON the main water supply.
2. Press the Water button and
push the dispenser pad.
3. Run water through the
dispenser until the water
runs clear (approx. 3L). This
will clean the water supply
system and remove air from
the lines.
4. Additional flushing may be
required in some households.
5. Open the refrigerator door
and make sure there are no
water leaks coming from the water filter.
Water
Ice
A newly installed water filter cartridge may
cause water to briefly spurt from the water
dispenser. This is due to air getting into the
line. It should pose no problem to operation.
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Operating the SAMSUNG sideby-side refrigerator
OPERATING THE
REFRIGERATOR
USING THE DIGITAL DISPLAY
Using the Control Panel / Digital
Display
“ Fridge Temp.” indicates the current Fridge
temperature.
“ Freezer Temp.” indicates the current Freezer
temperature.
When not in use the Display will turn off, this is
normal.
1
4
2
5
3
6
7
8
1
Power
Freeze
Button
Speeds up the time needed to freeze products in
the freezer. This can be helpful if you need to quickly
freeze items that spoil easily or if the temperature in
the freezer has warmed dramatically (For example,
if the door was left open). This Function must
be activated before putting large stuff in freezer
compartment at least 24 hours before.
2
Freezer
Button
Press the Freezer button to set the freezer to your
desired temperature. You can set the temperature
between -14°C and -25ºC.
3
Ice Off
Button
Press the Ice Off button to turn the ice making
function off.
When Ice Off blinks on the display panel, reinsert
the bucket and/or make sure it’s installed properly.
When you change the filter, press and hold this
button for 3 seconds to reset the filter schedule.
4
Lighting
Button
5
Fridge
Button
6
Child Lock
Button
7
Ice Button
8
Water
Button
Press the Lighting button for the dispenser LED
lamp to stay on.
Press the Fridge button to set the fridge to your
desired temperature.
You can set temperature between 1°C ~ 7°C and
Power cool.
Power cool will be on the display after 1°C
By pressing this button, all buttons will be locked.
The Ice button and the dispenser pad will not work
either.
To cancel this function, press this button again.
If you are going on vacation or business trip or you
do not need to use the refrigerator, press and hold
this button for 3 seconds. The temperature in the
fridge will be around 15°C and the freezer will work
normally.
Press the Ice button to choose cubed or crushed
ice.
Press the Water button for water.
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POWER FREEZE
This icon will light up when you activate the “Power
Freeze” feature. “Power Freeze” is great for times
when you need a lot of ice. When you have enough,
just press the button again to cancel the “Power
Freeze” mode.
When you use this function the energy
consumption of the refrigerator will increase.
Remember to turn it off when you don’t
need it and return the freezer to your original
temperature setting.
VACATION
This icon will light up when you activate the
“Vacation” feature.
If you are going on vacation or business trip or
you do not need to use the refrigerator, press and
hold the Child Lock button for 3 seconds. The
temperature in the fridge will be around 15°C and
the freezer will work normally. The refrigerator
section should be emptied.
ALARM
This icon will light up all the time. The door alarm will
sound if any door is open for more than 2 minutes.
The beeping stops when you close the door. If
you need to turn off the Alarm function, press the
Lighting and Fridge buttons for 3 seconds at the
same time.
LIGHTING
CHILD LOCK
This icon will light up when you activate the
“Lighting” feature. In this case, the dispenser light
(under the display) will be on constantly. If you would
like the dispenser light to come on only when using
the dispenser, turn the “Lighting” feature off.
This icon will light up when you activate the Child
Lock function by pressing Child Lock button.
POWER COOL
Canceling Exhibition Mode
This icon will light up when you activate the “Power
Cool” feature.
CAUTION
If you select “Power Cool”, the inside temperature
of the Fridge will decrease for about two and a half
hours.
FILTER INDICATOR
When the filter indicator light changes to red, it is
time to change the filter. Typically this happens about
every 6 months.
The filter Indicator will be Blue when you initially
insert the water filter.
The filter Indicator will be purple when you have
used your water filter for 5 months.
The filter Indicator will be Red when you have used
your water filter for 6 months.
After removing the old water filter and installing a
new one (see page 23 for instructions on how to do
this), reset the indicator status light by pressing the
Ice off button for about 3 seconds.
CUBED ICE
, CRUSHED ICE
Enjoy cubed or crushed ice by selecting your
preference from the digital control panel. The ice
type light indicates the type of ice that is currently
chosen.
In case of Exhibition Mode, It seems working
but doesn’t make cool air. To cancel this
mode, press the Power Freeze and Freezer
buttons at the same time for 8 seconds until
“Ding-dong” sounds.
Exhibition
mode
CONTROLLING THE
TEMPERATURE
Basic Temperature of Freezer and
Fridge
The basic and recommended temperature of Freezer
and Fridge compartments are -20ºC/3ºC.
If the temperature of Freezer and Fridge
compartments are too high or low, adjust the
temperature manually.
Controlling the Freezer temperature
The freezer temperature can be set between -14°C
and -25ºC to suit your particular needs. Press
the Freezer button repeatedly until the desired
temperature is shown in the temperature display.
Keep in mind that foods like ice cream may melt at
-16ºC.
WATER
This icon will light up when you activate the “Water”
feature.
ICE OFF
This icon will light up when you activate the “Ice Off”
feature. In this case, the ice will not be produced.
When Ice Off blinks on the display panel, reinsert
the bucket and/or make sure it’s installed properly.
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02 OPERATING
For a quick fridge cool down, use “Power Cool”.
Press this button again to reactivate. Use this
function to prevent children from tampering with
temperature and filter settings.
The temperature display will move sequentially from
-14°C and -25ºC. When the display reaches -14ºC,
it will begin again at -25ºC.
Five seconds after the new temperature is set the
display will again show the actual current freezer
temperature. However, this number will change as
the Freezer adjusts to the new temperature.
Controlling the Fridge temperature
The refrigerator temperature can be set between
7ºC and 1ºC to suit your particular needs. Press
the Fridge button repeatedly until the desired
temperature is shown in the temperature display.
Using the Water Dispenser
Press the Water button. Place your cup the water
outlet and push gently against the dispenser pad.
Make sure the glass is in line with the dispenser to
prevent the water from splashing out.
To get cooler water
- The dispensed water is cool, not
icy cold
- When you want colder water with
ice, dispense ice to your drink
glass first before filling it with water
to prevent water from splashing
out.
Push
The temperature control process for the Fridge
works just like the Freezer process.
Press the Fridge button to set your desired
temperature. After a few seconds, the Fridge will
begin tracking towards the newly set temperature.
This will be reflected in the digital display.
The temperature of the freezer or the refrigerator
may rise from opening the doors too frequently, or
if a large amount of warm or hot food is placed in
either side.
This may cause the digital display to blink. Once
the freezer and refrigerator return to their normal set
temperatures the blinking will stop.
If the blinking continues, you may need to “reset” the
refrigerator. Try unplugging the appliance, wait about
10 minutes and then plug back in.
USING THE ICE AND COLD
WATER DISPENSER
Using the Ice Dispenser
Press the Ice button to select the type of ice you
want.
Place your cup the ice outlet and push gently
against the dispenser pad. Make sure the glass is
in line with the dispenser to prevent the ice from
bouncing out.
When Cubed Ice is selected after using the Crushed
Ice feature, a small amount of residual crushed ice
might be produced.
•
•
•
No Ice
Select this if you want to
turn the ice maker off.
When Ice Off blinks on the display panel, reinsert
the bucket and/or make sure it’s installed properly.
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• Do not put your fingers, hands or any
other unsuitable objects in the chute or
ice-maker bucket.
It may result in personal injury or material damage.
Use only the ice maker provided with the
refrigerator.
Ice-Maker Cover
The water supply to this
refrigerator must only be
installed/connected by a
suitably qualified person
and connect to a potable
water supply only.
In order to operate the
ice maker properly, water
pressure of 138 ~ 862 kPa Ice Chute Ice Bucket
is required.
WARNING
Lamp Cover
Water Filter
For more space, you can
store food with Guard
FRE-UPP instead of the
ice bucket ( 1 ). If you
remove the ice bucket,
ICE OFF will blink on the
display panel.
GUARD FRE-UPP
(Optional)
For RSG5P & RSG5U &
RSG5M models,
To get more space, you
can remove the freezer
upper drawer since it does
not affect thermal and
mechanical characteristics.
GUARD FRE-BOTTOM
(Optional)
For RSG5F & RSG5D models,
( 5 )
( 1 )
( 6 )
( 7 )
( 8 )
( 14 )
( 9 )
( 2 )
( 10 )
To get more space, you can remove the freezer
upper and lower drawers since it does not affect
thermal and mechanical characteristics. But, put
the “Shelf Fre Bottom” on the bottom of the freezer
compartment. A declared storage volume of frozen
food storage compartment is calculated with the
drawer(s) removed.
( 11 )
( 3 )
( 12 )
( 4 )
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
(5)
(6)
(7)
(8)
(9)
( 10 )
( 11 )
( 12 )
( 13 )
( 14 )
( 13 )
The door guards in the freezer of this
model are the two star sections except the
top guard, so the temperature in two star
sections are slightly higher than other freezer
compartment.
Ice Maker Bucket (Depending on model)
Shelves
Door Bins
Drawers
Dairy Bin
Tilt Can Carry (Depending on model)
Wine Rack (Depending on model)
Shelves
Beverage Station (Depending on model)
Egg Container
Coolselct Zone™ (Depending on model)
Door Bins
Fruit & Vegetable Drawer
Foldable Shelf
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02 OPERATING
• If you have a long vacation or business trip
and won’t use water or ice dispensers,
close the water valve.
- Otherwise, water leakage may occur.
• When you have not used the Ice maker for a while,
or you have opened the Freezer door frequently,
the Ice may stick together. If this has occurred,
empty the ice container or break up the ice with a
wood kitchen tool.
Do not use sharp items such as knives or forks.
• When the bucket is removed, there may still be some
residual ice in the ice maker that will be produced.
CAUTION
USING THE COOLSELECT
ZONE™ DRAWER (OPTIONAL)
The CoolSelect Zone™ Drawer is designed to make
your busy life just a little bit easier.
Soft Freeze
When “Soft Freeze” is selected on the CoolSelect
Zone™ Drawer, the temperature on the drawer
digital panel displays -5°C, regardless of the overall
temperature setting of the refrigerator.
This feature helps keep meat and fish
fresh for longer.
Chill
When “Chill” is selected, the temperature
of the CoolSelect Zone™ Drawer is
kept at -1°C, regardless of the overall
temperature setting of the refrigerator.
This feature also helps keep meat or fish
fresh for longer.
Thaw
When “Thaw” is selected, warm and cold
™
air is alternately blown into the CoolSelect Z
Zone™
Drawer. Depending on the weight of the frozen food,
you can select a 4 hrs, 6 hrs, 10 hrs, and 12 hrs
thawing time.
When “Thaw” ends, food is in a half-frozen state,
making it easy to cut for cooking. In addition, when
“Thaw” ends, the CoolSelect Zone™ Drawer returns
to the original “Chill” condition. To cancel this
function mid-cycle, just press any button besides
Thaw.
Here are the approximate thawing times of meat
and fish by weight (and based on a 25.4mm (1in.)
thickness). This chart represents the total weight of
food in the CoolSelect Zone™ Drawer.
THAW TIME
WEIGHT
4hours
363g (0.8Ib)
6hours
590g (1.3Ib)
10hours
771g (1.7Ib)
12hours
1000g (2.2Ib)
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Quick Cool
You can use the “Quick Cool” operation with the
CoolSelect Zone™ Drawer to quickly cool 1~3
canned beverages in about an hour. When the
“Quick Cool” process ends, the CoolSelect Zone™
Drawer automatically returns to the previously set
temperature.
To cancel this operation, press the Quick Cool
button again and the CoolSelect Zone™ Drawer
returns to the previously set temperature.
Cool
When “Cool” is selected, the temperature in the
CoolSelect Zone™ Drawer will be the same as the
overall temperature setting of the refrigerator. The
drawer digital panel shows the same temperature
as that of the refrigerator display panel. Since the
“Cool” function mimics the refrigerator temperature,
you have extra general storage space.
Depending on the size and thickness of the
meat or fish, thawing times may vary.
When “Thaw” is in operation, any items that
you do not want affected should be moved
out of the drawer.
REMOVING THE FREEZER/
FRIDGE ACCESSORIES
Cleaning and rearranging the interior of the freezer
is a snap.
1. Shelves (Freezer/Fridge)
5. Beverage Station (Fridge) (optional)
• Lift up the upper bin at the
top of the fridge and pull it
out.
• After pressing the cover
wrapped with both hands,
remove the beverage station
cover by pulling toward up.
Do not use excessive force when removing
the cover.
Otherwise, the cover may break and cause
injury.
Before removing any accessories, make sure
that no food is in the way.
When possible, remove the food altogether to
reduce the risk of accidents.
2. DOOR BIN
Remove the Door Bin by
holding the door bin with both
hands and then gently lift it up.
CLEANING THE REFRIGERATOR
WARNING
3. DRAWER
Do not use benzene, thinner, or Clorox,
Chloride for cleaning.
They may damage the surface of the
appliance and may cause a fire.
Remove the Drawer by pulling it
out and slightly lifting it up.
CAUTION
Do not spray the refrigerator with water while
it is plugged in, as it may cause an electric
shock. Do not clean the refrigerator with
benzene, thinner or car detergent for risk of
fire.
4. Ice Bucket (Freezer)
Remove the Icemaker Bucket
by lifting up and pulling it out
slowly.
• Grip the handle as shown in
the figure
• Lift the low part slightly
• Take the ice bucket out
slowly
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02 OPERATING
Remove the shelf by pulling the
shelf out to the hole point as
shown at the right figure. And
then remove it by turning and
lifting it up.
CHANGING THE INTERIOR
LIGHTS
Changing the LED Type Lighting
CAUTION
Do not disassemble or replace the LED type
Lighting.
Cover filter
1
2
3
To change the LED Type Lighting contact Samsung
service center or your authorized Samsung dealer.
Sticker
(month indicator)
Turn until the
label aligned.
CHANGING THE WATER FILTER
WARNING
To reduce risk of water damage to your
property DO NOT use generic brands of water
filers in your SAMSUNG Refrigerator.
USE ONLY SAMSUNG BRAND WATER FILTERS.
4. Once you have completed this process, hold the
Ice Off button simultaneously for 3 seconds to
reset the filter schedule.
SAMSUNG will not be legally responsible for any
damage, including, but not limited to property
damage caused by water leakage from use of a
generic water filter.
SAMSUNG Refrigerators are designed to work
ONLY WITH SAMSUNG Water Filter.
The “Filter Indicator” light lets you know when it is
time to change your water filter cartridge.
To give you preparation time to get a new filter, the
red light will come on just before the capacity of the
current filter runs out. Changing the filter on time
provides you with the freshest, cleanest water from
your fridge.
1. Remove the water filter from the box and
put a month indicator sticker on the filter
as shown. Place a sticker on the filter
that dates six months in the future. For
example, if you are replacing the water
filter in March, put the “SEP” (September)
sticker on the filter to remind you to
replace in September. Normal filter life is
about every 6 months.
2. Remove the new filter’s protective cap and remove
the old filter.
3. Position and insert the new filter into the filter
housing. Slowly turn the water filter clockwise to
align with the printing mark on the cover, locking
the filter in position. Make sure to align the water
filter label mark with the center of cover filter
printing as illustrated. Remember, do not overtighten.
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5. Lastly, run about 3L of water through water
dispenser and throw away. Make sure that water
flows clearly again before drinking.
6. See installing the water filter instructions page 16.
A newly installed water filter cartridge may cause
water to briefly spurt from the water dispenser. This
is due to air getting into the line. It should pose no
problem to operation.
Ordering replacement filters
To order more water filter cartridges, contact your
authorized Samsung dealer.
USING THE DOORS
The refrigerator doors are equipped with a door
opening and closing feature that ensures that the
doors close all the way and are securely sealed.
After opening beyond a certain point, the door will
“catch” and remain open. When the door is ajar
ahead of the catch that allows it to stay open, it will
close automatically.
Troubleshooting
SOLUTION
The refrigerator does not
work at all or it does not
chill sufficiently.
• Check that the power plug is properly connected.
• Is the temperature control on the display panel set to the correct
temperature? Try setting it to a lower temperature.
• Is the refrigerator in direct sunlight or located too near a heat source?
If so, it may not be able to cool sufficiently. Install it in a location that is out
of direct sunlight and not near a heat source.
• Is the back of the refrigerator too close to the wall, preventing proper
ventilation?
If so, it may not be able to cool sufficiently. Keep it an appropriate distance
from the wall.
• Is there too much food inside so that the food is blocking the outlet vent?
To keep the refrigerator at a suitable temperature, do not fill the refrigerator
with too much food.
• Is the temperature control on the display panel set to the correct
temperature? Try setting it to a warmer temperature.
• Is the temperature in the room very low?
• Did you store the food with a high water content in the coldest part of
the fridge? Try moving those items into the body of the fridge instead of
keeping them in the CoolSelect Zone™ drawer.
• Check that the refrigerator is level and stable.
• Is the back of the refrigerator too close to the wall and therefore keeping
air from circulating?
• Was anything dropped behind or under the refrigerator?
• A “ticking” sound is heard from inside the refrigerator. This is normal and
occurs because various accessories are contracting or expanding in
relation to the temperature of the refrigerator interior.
• Some heat is normal as anti-condensators are installed in the front corners
of the refrigerator to prevent condensation.
• Is the refrigerator door ajar? Condensation can occur when you leave the
door open for a long time.
• Water condensation in the drawer may occur when storing vegetables and
it will be removed naturally as time passes.
• Did you wait for 12 hours after installation of the water supply line before
making ice? It may take longer to make ice if it is not sufficiently cool, such
as when first installed.
• Is the water line connected and the shut-off valve open?
• Did you manually stop the ice making function? Make sure Ice Type is set
to Cubed or Crushed.
• Is there any ice blocked within the ice maker bucket?
• Is the freezer temperature too warm? Try setting the freezer temperature
lower.
The food in the fridge is
frozen.
You hear unusual noises
or sounds.
The front corners of
the appliance are hot
and condensation is
occurring.
Ice is not dispensing.
You can hear water
bubbling in the
refrigerator.
• This is normal. The bubbling comes from the refrigerant coolant liquid
circulating through the refrigerator.
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03 TROUBLESHOOTING
PROBLEM
There is a bad smell in the • Has a food item spoiled?
refrigerator.
• Make sure that strong smelling food (for example, fish) is wrapped so that
it is airtight.
• Clean out your freezer periodically and throw away any spoiled food.
When cleaning the inside of the fridge, store food elsewhere and unplug
the appliance. Wipe with a dry dishcloth after 2-3 hours and then circulate
air inside the refrigerator.
Frost forms on the walls
• Is the air vent blocked? Remove any obstructions so air can circulate
of the freezer.
freely.
• Allow sufficient space between the foods stored for efficient air circulation.
• Is the freezer drawer closed properly?
If the freezer drawer is not completely closed or is blocked, humidity from
outside may enter and cause severe frost to form.
Water dispenser is not
• Is the water line connected and the shut-off valve open?
functioning.
• Has the water supply line tubing been crushed or kinked?
Make sure the tubing is free and clear of any obstruction.
• Is the water tank frozen because the refrigerator temperature is too low?
Try selecting a warmer setting on the main display panel.
• Check if the filter is properly installed. If it is not properly installed, the water
dispenser may not work.
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memo
Ambient Room Temperature Limits
This fridge/freezer is designed to operate in ambient temperatures specified by its temperature class
marked on the rating plate.
Class
Symbol
Extended Temperate
Temperate
Subtropical
Tropical
SN
N
ST
T
Ambient Temperature range (°C)
IEC 62552 (ISO 15502)
ISO 8561
+10 to +32
+10 to +32
+16 to +32
+16 to +32
+16 to +38
+18 to +38
+16 to +43
+18 to +43
Internal temperatures may be affected by such factors as the location of the fridge/freezer, ambient
temperature and the frequency with which you open the door.
Adjust the temperature as required to compensate for these factors.
Correct Disposal of This Product
(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment)
English
(Applicable in countries with separate collection systems)
This marking on the product, accessories or literature indicates that the product and its
electronic accessories (e.g. charger, headset, USB cable) should not be disposed of with
other household waste at the end of their working life. To prevent possible harm to the
environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate these items
from other types of waste and recycle them responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of
material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product, or
their local government office, for details of where and how they can take these items for
environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the
purchase contract. This product and its electronic accessories should not be mixed with other
commercial wastes for disposal.
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customer care center.
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