Electrolux EI32AR80QS Owner's Guide

EN REFRIGERATOR
FRRÉFRIGÉRATEUR
ESREFRIGERADOR
USE AND CARE GUIDE
GUIDE D’UTILISATION ET D’ENTRETIEN
GUIA DE USO Y CUIDADO
A01061201 August 2014
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Table of contents
Finding Information............................... 2
Safety..................................................... 3
Feature Overview................................... 5
Installation............................................. 6
Installing Door Handle........................... 7
Leveling.................................................. 8
Door Removal & Temperature Control......9
Electrolux model number
Electronic Control & Alarms................ 1 0
Alarms & Sabbath Mode..................... 1 1
Electrolux serial number
Air Filter & Luxury Design™ Lighting........12
Storage Components..........................13
NOTE
Storing Food & Saving Energy.................15
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can register online at
www.electroluxappliances.com or by
sending your Product Registration Card
in the mail.
Care and Cleaning............................... 1 6
Solutions to Common Problems......... 1 7
Warranty Information........................... 2 0
Questions?
For toll-free telephone support in the U.S.
and Canada: 1-877-4ELECTROLUX
(1-877-435-3287)
For online support and product information
visit http://www.electroluxappliances.com
Installation Checklist
Doors
Electrical Power
 Handles are secure and tight
 Door seals completely to cabinet on all sides
 Freezer drawer is level across top
 House power turned on
 Refrigerator plugged in
Leveling
Final Checks
 Refrigerator is level, side-to-side and front-to-back
 Toe grille is properly attached to refrigerator
 Cabinet is set solid on all corners
Air Filter
 Air Filter is installed
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


Shipping material removed
Fresh food and freezer temperatures set
Crisper humidity controls set
Registration card sent in
Safety
Important safety instructions
Safety Precautions
Do not attempt to install or operate your unit
until you have read the safety precautions
in this manual. Safety items throughout this
manual are labeled with a Danger, Warning,
or Caution based on the risk type.
Definitions
This is the safety alert symbol. It is
used to alert you to potential personal injury
hazards. Obey all safety messages that follow
this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
DANGER
DANGER indicates an imminently
hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
will result in death or serious injury.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
could result in death or serious injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially
hazardous situation which, if not avoided,
may result in minor or moderate injury.
IMPORTANT
Indicates installation, operation, or
maintenance information which is
important but not hazard-related.
General Safety
WARNING
Please read all safety instructions
before using your new refrigerator.
• 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 appliance 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 injury. Staples can also damage
finishes if they come in contact with
other appliances or furniture.
Child Safety
Packing Materials:
• Packing cartons covered with rugs,
bedspreads, plastic sheets, or stretch
wrap may become airtight chambers
and can quickly cause suffocation.
• Destroy or recycle the product’s carton,
plastic bags, and any other exterior
wrapping material immediately after the
unit is unpacked. Children should never
play with these items.
Child Entrapment and Suffocation:
• These problems are not limited to the
past. Whether junked, abandoned,
or temporarily stored (even for a
few hours), unattended appliances
are dangerous. Please take the
precautions listed below.
Proper Disposal of Appliance
We strongly encourage responsible
appliance recycling/disposal methods.
Check with your utility company or visit
www.energystar.gov/recycle for more
information on recycling your old unit.
Before you recycle or dispose of your
old appliance:
• Remove the doors.
• Leave the shelves and baskets in place
so children may not easily climb inside.
• Have refrigerant and compressor
oil removed by a qualified service
technician.
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Safety
Electrical information
WARNING
You must follow these guidelines to
ensure that your appliance’s safety
mechanisms are operating correctly.
• The unit must be plugged into its own
dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz, AC-only
non-GFCI 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 three-prong 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.
• Never unplug the appliance by pulling
on the power cord. Always grip the
plug firmly and pull straight out from
the receptacle to prevent damaging
the power cord.
• To avoid electrical shock, unplug
the unit or switch the breaker that
supplies power to the unit to the off
position before cleaning and before
replacing a light bulb or LED light.
• Performance may be affected
if the voltage varies by 10% or
more. Operating the appliance 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 appliance from
being turned off accidentally.
IMPORTANT
To disconnect power to the unit, unplug
the unit or switch the breaker that supplies
power to the unit to the off position.
Grounding type wall receptacle
Do not, under
any circumstances,
cut, remove,
or bypass the
grounding prong.
Power cord with
3-prong grounded plug
Feature Overview
Understanding features and terms
Your Electrolux appliance is designed for optimal convenience and storage flexibility. The
illustration below is provided to assist you with familiarizing yourself with product features
and terminology.
NOTE
*Features may vary according to model.
Electronic
Control
Pure
Advantage®
Air Filter
Adjustable Dairy
Door Bin
Air
Baffle
Two Liter
Adjustable Door
Bins
Luxury
Design™ LED
Lighting
Gallon Shelf
with Tall Bottle
Retainer
Luxury Design™
Glass Shelves
Cool Zone™
Drawer
Perfect Bins™
Door Storage
Luxury
Design™ LED
Lighting
Tall Crisper
Drawer with
Divider and
Bins
Condiment
Shelf
Light
Switch
Adjustable
Bottom Hinge
Toe Grille
5
6
Installation
Required Tools
NOTE
You will need the following tools:
Tools Necessary:
Adjustable
Wrench
(OR)
Phillips Head
or
#2 Square
Drive Head
Socket
Wrench
Set
Socket
Wrench Set
Installation
and
OR
or
OR
• Allow the following clearances
for ease of installation, proper
air circulation, and plumbing and
electrical connections:
Sides ⅜” (9.5 mm)
Top & Back 1” (25.4 mm)
• Allow for trim kit if it to be installed
with the unit.
or
Adjustable
Wrench
If your appliance is placed with the door
hinge against a wall, you may have to
allow additional space so the door can
be opened wider.
3/8" Fixed
Wrench
This Use & Care Guide provides general
installation and operating instructions
for your model. We recommend using a
service or kitchen contracting professional
to install your appliance. Use the unit only
as instructed in this Use & Care Guide.
Before starting the appliance, follow
these important first steps.
Location
• Choose a place that is near a
grounded, non-GFCI, electrical outlet.
Do Not use an extension cord or an
adapter plug.
• If possible, place the unit out of direct
sunlight and away from the range,
dishwasher, or other heat sources.
• The appliance must be installed on a
floor that is level and strong enough
to support a fully loaded unit.
CAUTION
DO NOT install the appliance where the
temperature will drop below 40°F (13°C) or
rise above 110°F (43°C). The compressor
will not be able to maintain proper
temperatures inside the unit.
DO NOT block the toe grille on the
lower front of your appliance. Sufficient
air circulation is essential for the proper
operation of your unit.
NOTE
The appliance doors are designed to
shut by themselves within a 20-degree
opening.
1” (25 mm)
Refrigerator
1”
(25 mm)
⅜”
(10 mm)
⅜”
(10 mm)
Installing Door Handle
Door Handle
Mounting Instructions
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove handle from carton and any
other protective packaging.
Position refrigerator 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 outside of door if a single unit
installation or the freezer door (if
installing the matching freezer)
While holding handle firmly against
door, fasten upper and lower Allen set
screws (B) with supplied Allen wrench.
Repeat steps 2 and 3 to install
freezer handle (if installing the
matching freezer). 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 door with no gaps.
Toe Grille Removal
To remove the toe grille, use a Phillips
head screwdriver and remove the two
screws holding the toe grille to the cabinet.
Then pull the toe grille away from the unit.
Leveling
• The refrigerator must have all bottom
corners resting firmly on a solid floor.
• The floor must be strong enough to
support a fully loaded refrigerator.
• It is VERY IMPORTANT for your
refrigerator to be level in order to
function properly. If the refrigerator
is not leveled during installation,
the door may be misaligned and
not close or seal properly, causing
cooling, frost or moisture problems.
A
B
Single Unit Installation
Ensure handle set screws
are facing each other
with doors closed
Matching Refrigerator and Freezer Door
Handle Installation
Toe Grille
Remove
Screws
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Leveling
To Level The Refrigerator:
While unit is lying on its back, note the
location of the 4 leg levelers installed at
each corner. These leg levelers will be
used to level the refrigerator and to adjust
the height. Use a carpenter’s level to level
the refrigerator from front to back and side
to side. Adjust the plastic leveling feet in
front, ½ bubble higher, so that the door
closes easily when left halfway open.
NOTE
Make sure to allow for the Trim and
Leveling Kit if it is to be installed with
the unit.
Plastic
Leveling Feet
Turn
Right to
Lower
Turn
Left to
Raise
Leveling Instructions For
Matching Tall Refrigerator / Tall
Freezer Pair:
• Level door of first unit using all four
levelers and slide unit into place.
Recheck for levelness and adjust
if necessary.
• Measure distance from floor to
bottom of door on first unit. Adjust
and level second unit so door
height matches.
• Leg Level Adjustments:
One full turn of all four leg levelers will raise door 5/32”.
• Slide second unit into place leaving a
minimum gap of 3/16” between units
for door swing clearance.
• This last step may require at least
one extraction of the second
unit to properly align units in a “builtin” application.
Leveling Door with
Adjustable Hinge
Use the lower hinge adjustment to fine
tune the door height and for final cabinet
spacing. Use a 7/16” socket or wrench
to adjust the screw at the bottom of the
lower hinge.
Adjusting Doors For Matching Tall
Refrigerator / Tall Freezer Pair
The doors may also be adjusted side to
side with the slotted hinge for aligning
the doors parallel to each other. Loosen
the two bolts with a ⅜” wrench and one
screw with a Phillips screwdriver. Shift
the doors until parallel; then retighten the
screws securely. (See illustration below.)
Lower Hinge Adjustment For
Leveling The Doors Of The
Matching Tall Refrigerator / Tall
Freezer Pair
To level the doors using the adjustable
lower hinge (some models):
1. If the refrigerator door is lower than
the freezer door, raise the refrigerator
door by turning the adjustment screw
clockwise using a 7/16” socket
wrench. (See illustration below.)
2. If the freezer door is lower than the
refrigerator door, raise the freezer
door by turning the adjustment screw
clockwise using a 7/16” socket
wrench. (See illustration below.)
Door
Slotted Hinge
Adjustment
Door
3/8" bolts
Raise
Door
Raise
Door
Screw
Freezer
Refrigerator
Door Removal & Temperature Control
Door Removal
If door must be removed:
CAUTION
Doors are heavy. It is recommended to have two people remove or replace the
door assembly from the cabinet.
• Unplug the unit or switch the breaker
that supplies power to the unit to the
off position.
• Remove the plastic top hinge cover.
• Hold the door in place while removing
the top hinge from the cabinet.
• Remove the two ⅜” hex head bolts
from the top hinge with a ⅜” wrench
or socket.
• Lift the door upwards and pull up
and away from the cabinet until free
of the bottom hinge pin mounted on
the front of the cabinet.
• To replace the door, reverse the above
procedures and securely tighten all
screws to prevent hinge slippage.
Hinge Cover
Hinge Bolts (2)
Hinge Plate
Setting The IQ Touch™ Electronic Control
COOL DOWN PERIOD
For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for the appliance to cool down completely. The unit
will run continuously for the first several hours.
IQ TOUCH™ ELECTRONIC CONTROL
The IQ Touch™ Electronic Control is located inside the appliance. Temperature is factory
preset to provide satisfactory food storage temperatures. However, the temperature control
is adjustable to provide a range of temperatures for your personal satisfaction.
hold to reset
press & hold
°F
air
filter
door ajar
power fail
temp
mode
alarm
off
control
lock
replace air filter
To adjust the temperature setting, press the UP (+) key for warmer temperature and
DOWN (-) key for colder temperature on the control panel. Allow several hours for the
temperature to stabilize between adjustments. The unit can be adjusted between 33°F
(1°C) and 46°F (8°C). By pressing the TEMP MODE key, the temperature display will toggle
between °F to °C.
To turn the appliance OFF, press the UP (+) key until the warmest temperature setting of
46ºF (8ºC) show in the display. Then press the UP (+) key 3 times within 3 seconds to turn
the unit OFF. The display will then scroll “OFF” across the display. To turn the unit back ON,
press the DOWN key 3 times within 3 seconds. The control will then display “46ºF (8ºC)”
and may be adjusted to the desired temperature.
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10 Electronic Control & Alarms
IQ Touch™ Electronic Control Features
Replace Air Filter
When the “REPLACE AIR FILTER” LED is illuminated yellow, the air filter needs to be
replaced. The control will signal for air filter replacement after 3600 hours of operation.
After replacing the air filter, reset the air filter timer by pressing the AIR FILTER key for
3 seconds. The “REPLACE AIR FILTER” LED will be illuminated green for 3 seconds,
confirming a timer reset.
hold to reset
press & hold
°F
air
filter
door ajar
power fail
temp
mode
alarm
off
control
lock
replace air filter
Control Lock
To disable the keypads on the control, begin by pressing the CONTROL LOCK key for
3 seconds until “LO” is displayed for 1 second. With the control locked, when keys are
pressed on the control panel, “LO” will be displayed. To unlock the control, press the
CONTROL LOCK key for 3 seconds. The display will show “UL” for 1 second.
hold to reset
air
filter
door ajar
power fail
press & hold
temp
mode
alarm
off
control
lock
replace air filter
Power Fail
The POWER FAIL indicator light informs you that due to a power failure, the cabinet
temperature exceeded 55ºF (13ºC). If the power failure lasted more than 1 hour, the
display alternates between showing the power failure duration (Hours and DURATION
LED illuminate in the display) and the cabinet temperature (ºF or ºC illuminates) every ½
second. This safety feature will aid in determining what food spoilage action to take.
The Power Fail indicator light and duration display can be turned off by pressing the
ALARM OFF key.
hold to reset
press & hold
°F
HRS
HI TEMP DURATION
door ajar
power fail
air
filter
temp
mode
alarm
off
control
lock
replace air filter
Alarms
There are 4 possible conditions that will cause the alarm tone to sound.
High Temp Alarm
If the temperature inside the cabinet exceeds 55°F (13°C), the HIGH TEMP LED
will illuminate, and after 1 hour, the HIGH TEMP Alarm will sound and the cabinet
temperature is shown in the display. The LED and temperature alarm will remain active
until the cabinet temperature is below 55ºF (13ºC).
The audible alarm can be turned off by pressing ALARM OFF key.
Alarms & Sabbath Mode 11
hold to reset
press & hold
°F
air
filter
door ajar
power fail
temp
mode
alarm
off
control
lock
replace air filter
Door Ajar Alarm
This alarm will sound to alert you that the door has been open for 5 minutes or more. The
DOOR AJAR LED will illuminate and the audible alarm will sound until the door is closed.
The audible alarm can be turned off by pressing the ALARM OFF key or by closing the
door. If the door is ajar for 15 minutes, the interior light will turn off.
Temp Sensing Error Alarm
The sensor alarm signals you that a problem exists with a temperature sensor. The
audible alarm will sound after 1 hour and the display will alternate between “E8” or “E9”
and 33°F (1°C) at ½ second intervals. The control will then enter a mode that runs the
appliance in a manner that maintains the factory set cabinet temperature.
The audible alarm can be turned off by pressing the ALARM OFF key.
Stuck Key Alarm
The stuck key alarm will sound if the control reads a keypress for longer than 30
seconds. The audible alarm will sound and will be limited to 1 minute and will stop
automatically. The display will alternate between “E7” and 33°F (1°C) at ½ second
intervals. The control will then enter a mode that runs the unit in a manner that maintains
the factory set cabinet temperature until the condition is resolved.
The audible alarm can be turned off by pressing the ALARM OFF key.
Sabbath Mode
The Sabbath Mode is a feature that disables portions of the appliance and its controls in
accordance with the observance of the weekly Sabbath and religious holidays within the
Orthodox Jewish community.
To initiate or cancel Sabbath Mode, press the CONTROL LOCK and TEMP MODE
keys at the same time and hold for 3 seconds. The display will now show “Sb” and the
confirmation tone will sound. When AC power is cycled while the control is in Sabbath
mode, the control enters into Sabbath mode automatically. “Sb” will again be displayed.
While in Sabbath Mode, the display will show “Sb” for 1 second if any key is pressed.
In the interest of food safety, only the HIGH TEMP Alarm remains active and takes
precedence over other Sabbath Mode features.
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.
hold to reset
air
filter
door ajar
power fail
replace air filter
press & hold
temp
mode
alarm
off
control
lock
12 Air Filter & Luxury DesignTM Lighting
Pure Advantage™ Air Filter
Your new Pure AdvantageTM air filter is located inside one of the 2 Liter Door Bins. The
air filter cover is located on the upper right side of the control box. In general, you should
change the air filter with Part Number “EAFCBF” every six months to ensure optimal
filtering of appliance odors. The replacement air filter can be purchased on the Electrolux
website (http://www.electroluxappliances.com) or call toll free in the U.S. and Canada:
1-877-4ELECTROLUX (1-877-435-3287). Your electronic control is equipped with a
Change Filter Indicator to remind you to change your filter. See page 10.
To Install Or Replace The Air Filter
• Pull down on the front of the Pure Advantage™ air filter cover. This releases the
hinged bottom cover to drop open.
• Remove the old filter and discard it.
• Unpackage the new filter and place it inside the hinged bottom cover of the housing.
• Push the hinged bottom cover upward until the tab snaps into closed position.
hold to reset
press &
air
filter
replace
temp
mode
air filter
alarm
off
hold
control
lock
Open air filter cover
Air Filter
Remove air filter
Luxury Design™ Lighting
The interior cabinet lighting features LED
lights that gradually ramp up in intensity
after the door is opened.
To replace an LED:
WARNING
Unplug the unit or switch the breaker
that supplies power to the unit to the off
position before changing an LED light.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Unplug the electrical cord or switch
OFF the power supply breaker.
Push down on the LED cover and then
pull away from the cabinet interior.
From the inside of the LED cover,
remove the wire harness connector
by pressing on the latch with a small
flat-bladed screwdriver. Pull the wire
harness connector out of the LED.
Replace with a new LED and install in
the reverse order.
Push on
underside of
connector to
release latch
Remove wire
harness
connection
Storage Components 13
Luxury Design™ Glass Shelves
Multi-position adjustable slide out glass
shelves can be moved to any position for
larger or smaller packages. The shipping
spacers that stabilize the shelves for
shipping may be removed and discarded.
Insert into
slots
To Adjust The Shelves
• Lift front edge up.
• Pull shelf out.
• Replace the shelf by inserting the
hooks at rear of the shelf into the
wall bracket. Lower the shelf into the
desired slots and lock into position.
Cool Zone™ Drawer
This model is equipped with a Cool Zone™
Drawer for storage of luncheon meats,
spreads, cheeses, and other deli items.
ver
wer Co
™ Dra
one
Cool Z
Crisper Drawer With
Adjustable Dividers
The crisper drawer, located at the bottom
of the unit interior, is designed for storing
fruits, vegetables, and other fresh produce.
Wash items in clean water and then remove
excess water before placing them in the
crisper. Items with strong odors or high
moisture content should be wrapped
before storing. Dividers may be adjusted for
different size items within the crisper.
To remove the Crisper Drawer or Cool
Zone™ Drawer:
1. Remove the glass cover from the
drawer to be removed.
2. With both hands, lift up on the front
of the drawer until it releases from the
side supports.
3. Carefully remove the drawer from
the appliance.
NOTE
Leafy vegetables keep best when stored
with the humidity control set on HIGH
HUMIDITY, or in a drawer without a
humidity control. This keeps incoming
air to a minimum and maintains
maximum moisture content.
risper
C
Glass
Cover
14 Storage Components
Adjustable 2-Liter Door Bins
This model is equipped with adjustable
door bins that can be moved to suit
individual needs.
To Move Door Bins:
•
•
•
•
Lift the bin straight up.
Remove the bin.
Place the bin in desired position.
Lower the bin onto supports until
locked in place.
Adjustable Dairy Bin
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 is designed
to be warmer than the open storage area
to accommodate these types of food.
Full Width Gallon Bin And
Perfect Bins™ Door Storage
The full width gallon bin is especially
designed to hold gallon-sized containers
like milk gallons. The door bins tilt out to
provide convenient storage for cans and
other items.
Condiment Shelf
The condiment shelf is designed to hold
commonly used items such as mustards,
jellies, seasonings and small jars.
Storing Food & Saving Energy 15
Ideas For Storing Foods
Vacation And Moving Tips
Fresh Food Storage
Short Vacations:
• Keep the fresh food compartment
between 34° F and 40° F with an
optimum temperature of 37° F.
• Avoid overcrowding the appliance
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.
Energy-Saving Ideas
•
•
•
•
•
• Locate the unit
in the coolest
part of the
room, out of
direct sunlight,
and away from
heating ducts
or registers.
Do not place the unit next to heatproducing 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 unit
operate more efficiently.
Level the appliance so that the door
closes tightly.
Refer to the “SETTING THE
TEMPERATURE CONTROL” section
for the suggested temperature
control settings.
Do not overcrowd the unit or block
cold air vents. Doing so causes the
appliance to run longer and use
more energy.
Cover foods and wipe containers
dry before placing them in the unit.
This cuts down on moisture build-up
inside the unit.
Organize the appliance to reduce
door openings. Remove as many
items as needed at one time and
close the door as soon as possible.
Leave the unit operating during vacations of
less than three weeks.
Long Vacations:
If the appliance will not be used for
several months:
• Remove all food and unplug the
power cord.
• Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
• Leave the door open slightly, blocking
it open if necessary, to prevent odor
and mold growth.
Moving: When moving the
unit, follow these guidelines to
prevent damage:
• Disconnect the power cord plug from
the wall outlet.
• Remove foods, then defrost, and
clean the appliance.
• Secure all loose items such as
base panel, baskets, and shelves
by taping them securely in place to
prevent damage.
• In the moving vehicle, secure the
unit in an upright position to prevent
movement. Also protect outside
of the appliance with a blanket, or
similar item.
Care & Cleaning
Keep your unit clean to prevent odor
build-up. Wipe up any spills immediately
and clean at least twice a year. Never use
metallic scouring pads, brushes, abrasive
cleaners or strong alkaline solutions on
any surface. Do not wash any removable
parts in a dishwasher. Always unplug the
electrical power.
CAUTION
• When moving the appliance pull
straight out. Do not shift the unit
from side to side as this may tear or
gouge the floor covering.
• Damp objects stick to cold metal
surfaces. Do not touch interior metal
surfaces with wet or damp hands.
16 Care & Cleaning
NOTE
CAUTION
• Turning the temperature control to
“OFF” (See IQ TouchTM Electronic
Control) turns off the compressor, but
does not disconnect electrical power
to the LED lights or other electrical
components. Unplug the unit or
switch the breaker that supplies
power to the unit to the off position.
• Do not use razor blades or other
sharp instruments which can
scratch the appliance surface when
removing adhesive labels. Any
glue left from tape or labels can be
removed with a mixture of warm
water and mild detergent, or, touch
the glue residue with the sticky side
of tape you have already removed.
Do not remove the serial plate.
• Do Not use abrasive cleaners
such as window sprays, scouring
cleansers, flammable fluids,
cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches, or cleansers
containing petroleum products
on plastic parts, interior doors,
gaskets, or cabinet liners. Do not
use paper towels, scouring pads or
other abrasive materials.
• Never use metallic scouring pads,
brushes, abrasive cleaners or strong
alkaline solutions on any surface.
• Do not wash any removable parts
in a dishwasher.
• Always unplug the electrical power.
Care and cleaning tips
Part
Interior &
Door Liners
Cleaning Agents
• Soap and water
• Baking soda and
water
Door Gaskets • Soap and water
Drawers &
• Soap and water
Bins
Glass
Shelves
Toe Grille
Exterior &
Handles
• Soap and water
• Glass cleaner
• Mild liquid sprays
• Soap and water
• Mild liquid sprays
• Vacuum
• Soap and water
• Non abrasive glass
cleaner
Exterior &
• Soap and water
Handles
• Stainless steel
(Stainless
cleaners
Steel Models
Only)
Tips and Precautions
• Use 2 tbsp. (25 g) of baking soda in 1 qt. (1 l)
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. Sudden temperature
changes can cause glass breakage.
• Remove toe grille (see Installation Instructions).
• Vacuum both sides and wipe with sudsy cloth
or sponge. Rinse and dry.
• Do not use commercial household cleaners
containing ammonia, bleach or alcohol to
clean handles.
• Use a soft cloth to clean smooth handles.
• Do not use a dry cloth to clean smooth doors.
• Never use CHLORIDE or cleaners with bleach
to clean stainless steel.
• Clean stainless steel front and handles with
non-abrasive soapy water and a dishcloth.
Rinse with clean water and a soft cloth.
• 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.
Solutions to Common Problems 17
Troubleshooting Guide
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list
includes common occurrences that are not the result of defective workmanship or
materials in this appliance.
Concern
Potential Cause
Appliance Operation
Appliance does
• Appliance is plugged
not run.
into a circuit that has a
ground fault interrupt.
• Temperature control set
to “OFF”.
• Appliance may not be
plugged in, or plug may
be loose.
• House fuse blown or
tripped circuit breaker.
•
Appliance runs
too much or
too long.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Interior
temperature is
too cold.
Interior
temperature is
too warm.
•
•
•
•
•
•
“LO” is displayed •
on control.
Common Solution
• Use another circuit. If you are
unsure about the outlet, have it
checked by a certified technician.
• See “Setting the IQ Touch™
Electronic Control” section.
• Ensure plug is tightly pushed
into outlet.
• Check/replace fuse with a
15-amp time delay fuse. Reset
circuit breaker.
Power outage.
• Check house lights. Call local
Electric Company.
Room or outside
• It’s normal for the appliance
weather is hot.
to work harder under these
conditions.
Appliance has recently • It takes 24 hours for the appliance
been disconnected for
to cool down completely.
a period of time.
Large amount of warm • Warm food will cause the
or hot food have been
appliance to run more until the
stored recently.
desired temperature is reached.
Door is opened too
• Warm air entering the appliance
frequently or kept open
causes it to run more. Open the
too long.
door less often.
Door may be slightly open • See “DOOR PROBLEMS”.
Temperature control is • Set control to a warmer setting.
set too low.
Allow several hours for the
temperature to stabilize.
Appliance gaskets are • Clean gaskets (See Care and
dirty, worn, cracked or
Cleaning Chart). Worn, cracked or
poorly fitted.
poorly fitting gaskets should
be replaced.
Temperature control is • Set control to a warmer setting.
set too low.
Allow several hours for the
temperature to stabilize.
Temperature control is • Set control to a colder setting.
set too warm.
Allow several hours for the
temperature to stabilize.
Door is opened too
• Warm air entering the appliance
frequently or kept open
causes it to run more. Open the
too long.
door less often.
Door may be
• See “DOOR PROBLEMS”.
slightly open.
Large amount of warm • Wait until the appliance has
or hot food have been
had a chance to reach its
stored recently.
selected temperature.
Appliance has recently • Appliance requires 24 hours to
been disconnected for
cool down completely.
a period of time.
Control has been locked. • Press the CONTROL LOCK key
for three seconds to unlock.
18 Solutions to Common Problems
Concern
“E7”, “E8”, “E9”
is displayed on
control.
Potential Cause
Common Solution
• The control has
• For toll-free telephone support
registered an error code.
in the U.S. and Canada:
1-877-4ELECTROLUX (1-877435-3287)
“Sb” is displayed • The control is in
• Pressing the CONTROL LOCK
on control.
Sabbath Mode.
and TEMP MODE keys to exit
Sabbath Mode.
Sound & Noise
Louder sound
• Modern appliances
• This is normal. When the
levels whenever
have increased storage
surrounding noise level is low,
appliance is on.
capacity and more
you might hear the compressor
stable temperatures.
running while it cools the interior.
They require heavyduty compressors.
Louder sound
• Appliance operates at
• This is normal. Sound will level
levels when
higher pressures during
off or disappear as appliance
compressor
the start of the ON cycle.
continues to run.
comes on.
Popping or
• Metal parts undergo
• This is normal. Sound will level
cracking sound
expansion and
off or disappear as appliance
when compressor
contraction, as in hot
continues to run.
comes on.
water pipes
Bubbling or
• Refrigerant (used to
• This is normal.
gurgling sound.
cool appliance) is
circulating throughout
the system.
Vibrating or
• Appliance is not level. It • Level the appliance. Refer to the
rattling noise.
rocks on the floor when
LEVELING section.
it is moved slightly.
• Floor is uneven or weak. • Ensure floor can adequately
support the appliance. Level the
appliance by putting wood or metal
shims under part of the appliance.
• Appliance is touching • Re-level appliance or move
the wall.
appliance slightly. Refer to the
LEVELING section.
Water / Moisture / Frost Inside Refrigerator
Moisture forms
• Weather is hot
• This is normal.
on inside
and humid, which
appliance walls
increases internal rate
of frost buildup.
• Door is slightly open.
• See “DOOR PROBLEMS”.
• Door is kept open too • Open the door less often.
long or is opened too
frequently.
Odor In Appliance
Odors in
• Interior needs to be
• Clean interior with sponge, warm
appliance.
cleaned.
water, and baking soda. Replace
air filter.
• Foods with strong odors • Cover the food tightly.
are in the appliance.
Door Problems
Door will not
• Appliance is not level. It • This condition can force the cabinet
close.
rocks on the floor when
out of square and misalign the door.
it is moved slightly.
Refer to the “LEVELING” section.
• Floor is uneven or weak. • Ensure floor can adequately
support appliance. Level the
appliance by putting wood or
metal shims under part of the
appliance.
Solutions to Common Problems 19
Concern
Potential Cause
Common Solution
Lighting Problems
Light bulb is not on. • The LED or light bulb is • Follow directions under “Luxury
burned out.
Design™ Lighting” in the “Air
Filter and Luxury Design™
Lighting” section.
• No electric current is
• See “APPLIANCE DOES NOT RUN”.
reaching the appliance.
• Control is in Sabbath
• Depress TEMP MODE key and
mode (Sb is displayed
CONTROL LOCK key for
on control)
3 seconds.
20 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
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be
readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside
the USA or Canada.
3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4. Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6. Products used in a commercial setting.
7. 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.
8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use
your appliance.
9. 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.
10.Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other
consumables, or knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11.Pickup and delivery costs; your appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
12.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.
13.Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during transportation or installation,
including but not limited to floors, cabinets, walls, etc.
14. 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
Canada
1-877-435-3287
1-800-265-8352
Electrolux Major Appliances North America
Electrolux Canada Corp.
10200 David Taylor Drive
5855 Terry Fox Way
Charlotte, NC 28262
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5V 3E4