Electrolux EI23CS65KS Owner's Guide

EN FREEZER / REFRIGERATOR
FR RÉFRIGÉRATEUR / CONGÉLATEUR
ES REFRIGERADOR CON CONGELADOR
242167702 September 2012
USE AND CARE GUIDE
GUIDE D’UTILISATION ET D’ENTRETIEN
GUIA DE USO Y CUIDADO
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Finding Information
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Table of contents
Thank you for choosing Electrolux, our new
premium brand in home appliances. This Use &
Care Guide is part of our commitment to customer
satisfaction and product quality throughout the
service life of your new appliance.
Safety.............................................................................. 3
Keep a record for quick
reference
Connecting The Water Supply.................................... 11
Finding Information....................................................... 2
Installation...................................................................... 5
Removing The Doors..................................................... 8
Installing Door Handles.............................................. 10
Feature Overview......................................................... 13
Controls........................................................................ 14
Storage Features......................................................... 19
Purchase date
Electrolux model number
Electrolux serial number
NOTE
Registering your product with Electrolux
enhances our ability to serve you. You can
register online at www.electroluxappliances.com
or by dropping your Product Registration Card in
the mail.
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
Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser................... 27
Changing The Filter..................................................... 30
Storing Food & Saving Energy................................... 32
Normal Operating Sounds & Sights.......................... 33
Care & Cleaning........................................................... 34
Warranty....................................................................... 37
Before You Call............................................................. 38
Safety
Important safety instructions
WARNING
Please read all safety instructions before
using your new refrigerator.
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 hazardrelated.
General Safety
• Do not store or use gasoline, or other
flammable liquids, near this or any other
appliance. Read product labels for warnings
regarding flammability and other hazards.
• Do not operate the refrigerator in the
presence of explosive fumes.
• Avoid contact with any moving parts of the
automatic ice maker.
• Remove all staples from the carton to
avoid cut injuries. Staples can also damage
finishes if they come in contact with other
appliances or furniture.
Child Safety
Packing Materials:
• 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 refrigerator 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
refrigerators and freezers are dangerous.
Please take the precautions listed below.
Proper Disposal Of Refrigerators/Freezers
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 refrigerator.
Before you throw away your
old refrigerator/freezer:
• Remove the doors.
• Leave the shelves in
place so children may
not easily climb inside.
• Have refrigerant
removed by a qualified
service technician.
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Safety
Electrical information
WARNING
You must follow these guidelines to ensure
that your refrigerator’s safety mechanisms are
operating correctly.
• The refrigerator must be plugged into
its own dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AConly electric outlet. The power cord of the
appliance is equipped with a three-prong
grounding plug for your protection against
electrical shock hazards. It must be plugged
directly into a properly grounded threeprong receptacle. The receptacle must be
installed in accordance with local codes and
ordinances. Consult a qualified electrician.
Do not use an extension cord or adapter
plug.
• If the power cord is damaged, it should
be replaced by the manufacturer, service
technician or a qualified person to prevent
any risk.
• Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on
the power cord. Always grip the plug firmly,
and pull straight out from the receptacle to
prevent damaging the power cord.
• Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning
and before replacing a LED light to avoid
electrical shock.
• Performance may be affected if the voltage
varies by 10% or more. Operating the
refrigerator with insufficient power can
damage the compressor. Such damage is not
covered under your warranty.
• Do not plug
the unit into an
outlet controlled
by a wall switch
or pull cord to
prevent the
refrigerator from
being turned off
accidentally.
• Avoid connecting
refrigerator to a
Ground Fault Interrupter (GFI) circuit.
IMPORTANT
To turn off power to your refrigerator, unplug the
power cord from the wall outlet.
Installation
This Use & Care Guide provides general operating
instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator
only as instructed in this Use & Care Guide. Before
starting the refrigerator, follow these important
first steps.
Toe Grille Installation and Removal
Location
2 While pushing toe grille firmly against cabinet,
fasten bottom clips of toe grille to cabinet.
• Choose a place that is near a grounded
electrical outlet. Do Not use an extension
cord or an adapter plug.
To install toe grille
1 Open both doors. Slide left and right sides of
toe grille over lower hinges of refrigerator.
3 Fasten top clips to cabinet.
Installing Toe Grille
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• If possible, place the refrigerator out of
direct sunlight and away from the range,
dishwasher or other heat sources.
• The refrigerator must be installed on a floor
that is level and strong enough to support a
fully loaded refrigerator.
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• Consider water supply availability for models
equipped with an automatic ice maker.
CAUTION
DO NOT install the refrigerator where the
temperature will drop below 55°F (13°C) or
rise above 110°F (43°C). The compressor will
not be able to maintain proper temperatures
inside the refrigerator.
DO NOT block the toe grille on the lower front
of your refrigerator. Sufficient air circulation
is essential for the proper operation of your
refrigerator.
4 Close the doors. Fasten right and left side of
clips into groove of bottom hinge by pulling
outwards on the edge.
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5 Ensure the triangle flap is resting on top of
the door hinge.
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Installation
Installation clearances
• Allow the following clearances for ease
of installation, proper air circulation, and
plumbing and electrical connections:
Sides & Top
³⁄₈ inch
Back1 inch
NOTE
If your refrigerator is placed with the door hinge
side against a wall, you may have to allow
additional space so the door can be opened
wider.
To remove toe grille
1 With both doors closed, unfasten right and left
side clips of toe grille from bottom hinge groove.
2 Open both doors. Press firmly on top of toe
grille until top of toe grille pops off.
3 Pull toe grille outward towards your body and
off of lower hinges.
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Installation
Door opening
NOTE
The refrigerator doors are designed to shut by
themselves within a 20 degree opening.
Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy
access to a counter when removing food. For best
use of drawers and freezer baskets, the refrigerator
should be in a position where both the refrigerator
and freezer doors can be fully opened.
Guidelines for final positioning of your
refrigerator:
• All four corners of the cabinet must rest firmly
on the floor.
• The cabinet should be level at the front and
rear.
NOTE: Level the unit with the adjustable rollers
before leveling the doors.
To level the doors using the adjustable lower
hinge (some models):
1 Before leveling either door, remove set screw
that locks door height into position. (The
door cannot be adjusted without set screw
removed).
2 If the refrigerator door is lower than the
freezer door, raise the refrigerator door by
turning the adjustment screw clockwise using
a 7/16 inch wrench. (See illustration.)
3 If the freezer door is lower than the
refrigerator door, raise the freezer door by
turning the adjustment screw clockwise using
a 7/16 inch wrench. (See illustration.)
• The sides should tilt ¼ inch (6 mm) from front
to back (to ensure that doors close and seal
properly).
• Doors should align with each other and be
level.
All of these conditions can be met by
raising or lowering the adjustable front
rollers.
To level the cabinet using the front rollers:
1 Open both doors and remove the toe grille
(see “Toe Grille Installation and Removal”
in the “Installation” section).
2 Close the doors and use a flat-blade
screwdriver or ³⁄₈ inch socket wrench to raise
or lower the front rollers.
3 Ensure both doors are bind-free with their
seals touching the cabinet on all four sides.
4 After leveling, verify door stop contacts lower
hinge and top of door does not contact upper
hinge through full movement of door (from
fully closed to fully open).
5 Reinstall set screw, locking the door height.
Open Door
7/16” Wrench
and 3/32” Hex Key
(some models)
Door Stop
Flange
Hinge
Flange
Set Screw
(some models)
Hinge
6 Replace the toe grille by fitting it into place
(see “Toe Grille Installation and Removal” in
the “Installation” section).
Installation
Installing Shelves
Your refrigerator was shipped with the shelf hanger
and shelf locking clip installed in their shipping
position. Below are the instructions to install the
shelves in your desired locations.
4 Relock shelf by pushing the slide mechanism
away from you.
1Remove shelf from its locked position by
pulling the slide mechanism toward you.
5 While holding shelf at a 45-degree angle with
the gray handle facing you, push the shelf
into the back of the hanger.
2 Lift the hanger directly upwards and pull
toward you to remove it from the ladder.
6 Gently set the shelf onto the hanger once the
back is secured by the hanger.
3 Place top hooks of the hanger into the
desired slot, and lower straight down until
lower hooks rest on the ladder.
CAUTION
Shelves must be removed prior to moving the
refrigerator.
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Removing The Doors
Getting through narrow spaces
If your refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area, you can reduce its size by removing the doors.
Check first by measuring the entrance.
Required Tools
You will need the following tools:
Top Hinge
Cover Rear
Screw
Top Hinge
Cover Front
Screw
Top
Hinge
Screw
Tools Necessary:
AND
Bottom
Hinge
Screw
™
Phillips Head
OR
Socket
Wrench Set
OR
Adjustable
Wrench
3/8” Fixed
Wrench
To prepare for removing the doors:
1 Make sure the electrical power cord is unplugged from the wall outlet.
2 Open both doors and remove the toe grille (as explained in the
Installation Instructions that came with your appliance).
3 Remove any food from the door shelves.
4 Close the doors.
To remove the refrigerator top hinge cover:
1 Remove the three screws from each cover over the top door hinges.
2 Lift hinge cover straight up and off.
To remove the refrigerator door:
1 Trace lightly around the door’s top hinge with a pencil. This makes
reinstallation easier.
2 Remove the two screws from the top hinge. Lift the door off of the
bottom hinge and set it aside.
3 Remove the two bottom hinge screws and hinge if necessary.
CAUTION
Be sure doors are
set aside in a secure
position where they
cannot fall and cause
personal injury.
Adjustable Hinge
(some models)
Non-Adjusting Hinge
(some models)
To reinstall the refrigerator door, reverse the above steps.
Removing The Doors
To remove the freezer top hinge cover:
1 Remove the two screws from each cover
over the top door hinges.
2 Lift hinge cover straight up and off.
3 Detach the water tube from the connector
located below the freezer door. The
connector releases when you press and hold
its outer sleeve inward. With the sleeve held
in this position, the tube can be removed.
To remove the freezer door:
Adjustable Hinge (some models)
1 Detach the multi-wire cable connector
located above the top hinge. Grasp both
sides of the connector firmly and pull apart.
Non-Adjusting Hinge (some models)
4 Remove the screws from the top hinge and
pull the multi-wire cable through it. Lift the
door off of the bottom hinge.
2 Trace lightly around the hinge with a pencil.
This makes reinstallation easier.
5 Remove the two bottom hinge screws and
hinge if necessary.
6 Lay the door on its side to avoid damage to
the water tube extending from the bottom
hinge.
To reinstall the freezer door, reverse the above
steps.
Once both doors are in place, ensure they are
aligned with each other and level (Please see “To
level the doors using the lower hinge” for models
with adjustable lower hinges or “To level the
cabinet using the front rollers” for models with the
non-adjustable lower hinges in the “Installation”
section.), then replace the top hinge cover.
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Installing Door Handles
Door Handle Mounting Instructions
1 Remove handles from carton and any other protective
packaging.
2 Position freezer handle end caps over upper and
lower pre-installed shoulder bolts (A) that are fastened
into door, ensuring the holes for the set screws are
facing towards the refrigerator door.
3 While holding handle firmly against door, fasten upper
and lower Allen set screws (B) with supplied Allen
wrench.
4 Repeat steps 2 and 3 to install refrigerator handle.
Ensure the holes for the set screws are facing towards the freezer door.
NOTE
All set screws should be tightened and sub-flush (Allen set screw should be seated just below
the surface of the end cap) of handle end cap. The end caps should be drawn tight to freezer and
refrigerator doors with no gaps.
Freezer Upper End Cap
Refrigerator Upper End Cap
A
B
A
B
Freezer Lower End Cap
A
B
A
B
Refrigerator Lower End Cap
Connecting The Water Supply
WARNING
To avoid electric shock, which can cause
death or severe personal injury, disconnect
the refrigerator from electrical power before
connecting a water supply line to the refrigerator.
CAUTION
To Avoid Property Damage:
• Copper or Stainless Steel braided tubing
is recommended for the water supply line.
Water supply tubing made of ¼ inch plastic
is not recommended to be used. Plastic
tubing greatly increases the potential for
water leaks, and the manufacturer will not
be responsible for any damage if plastic
tubing is used for the supply line.
• DO NOT install water supply tubing in areas
where temperatures fall below freezing.
• Do not reuse compression fitting or use
thread seal tape.
• Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener
can damage the ice maker. If the ice maker
is connected to soft water, ensure that
the softener is maintained and working
properly.
IMPORTANT
Ensure that your water supply line connections
comply with all local plumbing codes.
Before Installing The Water Supply Line,You Will Need:
• Basic Tools: adjustable wrench, flat-blade
screwdriver, and PhillipsTM screwdriver
• Access to a household cold water line with
water pressure between 30 and 100 psi.
• A water supply line made of ¼ inch (6.4mm)
OD, copper or stainless steel tubing. To
determine the length of tubing needed,
measure the distance from the ice maker
inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator to
your cold water pipe. Then add approximately
7 feet (2.1 meters), so the refrigerator can be
moved out for cleaning (as shown).
• A shutoff valve to connect the water supply
line to your household water system. DO
NOT use a self-piercing type shutoff valve.
• Do not reuse compression fitting or use
thread seal tape.
• A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for
connecting a copper water supply line to the
ice maker inlet valve.
NOTE
Check with your local building authority for
recommendations on water lines and associated
materials prior to installing your new refrigerator.
Depending on your local/state building codes,
Electrolux recommends for homes with existing
valves its Smart Choice® water line kit 5305513409
(with a 6 ft. Stainless Steel Water Line) and
for homes without an existing valve, Electrolux
recommends its Smart Choice® water line kit
5305510264 (with a 20 ft. Copper Water Line with
self-tapping saddle valve). Please refer to
www.electroluxappliances.com for more information.
To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet
Valve
1. Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.
2. Place end of water supply line into sink or
bucket. Turn ON water supply and flush
supply line until water is clear. Turn OFF
water supply at shutoff valve.
3. Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet
and discard cap.
4.If you use copper tubing - Slide brass
compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto
water supply line. Push water supply line
into water valve inlet as far as it will go (¼
inch/6.4 mm). Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve
inlet and finger tighten compression nut
onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a
wrench; DO NOT over tighten. See Figure 1.
If you use stainless steel tubing - The nut
and ferrule are already assembled on the
tubing. Slide compression nut onto valve
inlet and finger tighten compression nut
onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a
wrench; DO NOT over tighten. See Figure 2.
5. With steel clamp and screw, secure water
supply line (copper tubing only) to rear panel
of refrigerator as shown.
6. Coil excess water supply line (copper tubing
only), about 2½ turns, behind refrigerator
as shown and arrange coils so they do not
vibrate or wear against any other surface.
7. Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and
tighten any connections that leak.
8. Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power source.
9. To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm
(side mounted) or set the ice maker’s
On/Off power switch to the “I” position
(rear mounted).
10. Test system before use. Check for leaks
again after 24 hours.
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Connecting The Water Supply
IMPORTANT
Plastic Water Tubing
to Ice Maker
Fill Tube
Steel
Clamp
Brass
Compression
Nut
Ferrule
(Sleeve)
Copper
water line
Water Valve
Bracket
Valve Inlet
Water Valve
Copper water line
from household water supply
(Include enough tubing in loop to allow
moving refrigerator out for cleaning.)
Figure 1
Figure 2
After connecting the water supply, refer to “How
to Prime the Water Supply System” for important
information about priming an empty water supply
system.
Your refrigerator’s water supply system
includes several tubing lines, a water filter, a
water valve, and a water tank. To ensure that
your water dispenser works properly, this
system must be completely filled with water
when your refrigerator is first connected to
the household water supply line.
Feature Overview
Understanding features and terms
Your Electrolux refrigerator is designed for optimal convenience and storage flexibility. Use the illustration
below to familiarize yourself with product features and terminology.
Door Light Switch
Ice Cream Shelf
Ice Maker
*Soft Freeze
Ice Cream
or Fixed
Door Bin
Water Filter
Air Filter
Door Light Switch
*Door Bin or
Dairy
Compartment
*SpillProofTM
Sliding or
Lift Off Shelves
Ice Container
Door Bin
Glass Shelf
*SpillProofTM
Sliding or
Lift Off Shelves
Small Basket
and Cover
*Meat Keeper
or Perfect
Temp Drawer
*Tilt Out
or Fixed
Door Bin
Large
Glide Out
Basket
*Perfect Door Bin
or Door Bin
*Tilt Out
or Fixed
Door Bin
Crisper Pan
and Cover
Large Basket
*Can Rack
or Fixed
Door Bin
*Tilt Out
or Fixed
Door Bin
Toe Grille
NOTE
*Features may vary according to model.
IMPORTANT
Features not included with your refrigerator can be purchased at
www.electroluxappliances.com or by calling 1-877-435-3287.
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Controls
Wave-Touch
TM
IQ-Touch
TM
Controls
Wave-TouchTM (some models)
3rd Level: User Variable Options
Your refrigerator is equipped with a Wave-TouchTM
Panel user interface display. It is only necessary
to touch the panel. There is no need to press with
force. There are three levels of display.
1st Level: Sleep Mode
Touching the options icon displays the following
options:
Sleep mode displays only the WATER, CUBES
and CRUSHED options. Touch an icon to activate
the desired dispenser mode. The active dispenser
mode is more brightly illuminated.
2nd Level: Awakened Display Mode
The display is awakened by touching anywhere on
the panel where there is an indicator. Black space
will not awaken the display. After 10 seconds of
inactivity, the display will return to the Sleep mode.
The following dispenser options are illuminated:
fast ice
Increases the production of ice
fast freeze
Activates a faster rate for freezing food
dispenser light
On / Off
control lock
Press and hold for three seconds to activate
and deactivate. This restricts undesired
changes to the refrigerators settings and
prevents use of the ice and water dispenser.
vacation mode
Conserves energy by increasing the time
between automatic defrost. This feature is
automatically activated during long periods
between door openings. Vacation mode is
manually activated when the red indicator is
lit.
water filter
Touch to display filter condition status.
Press and hold for three seconds to reset.
air filter Touch to display filter status. Press and
hold for three seconds to reset.
temp display When active, it allows the display of the
freezer and refrigerator temps during “Sleep
Mode”. The temperature is displayed when
the red indicator is lit.
temp mode
Touch to toggle display from Fahrenheit to
Celsius.
mute sounds Tones emitted by each keypress can be
turned off based on user preference. The
sounds are muted when the red indicator is
lit. Warning signals will stay active.
factory default
Resets all refrigerator settings such as
temp, temp display, and alarm tones to
their factory default settings.
on off
Press and hold for three seconds to turn off
the cooling system to clean the refrigerator.
It also turns off all dispenser functions. The
temperature display will read OFF.
IMPORTANT
Pressing the system off icon does not turn off
power to your refrigerator. You must unplug the
power cord from the wall outlet.
Setting cooling temperatures
1 Touch the panel to illuminate the 2nd level of
display.
2 Select the options icon. Plus (+) and minus
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Controls
(-) indicators will appear on either side of the
displayed temperatures.
3 Press the + or – indicator to adjust the
temperature to the desired setting.
The temperature display will begin to blink
with the first touch. After five seconds of
inactivity, the display will beep to accept
the new temperature. After 10 seconds, the
display times out and returns to the basic
display.
Alarms
Door Ajar
High Temp Power Fail
If the door has been left open for an
extended period of time, an alarm will
sound and the door ajar indicator will
display in the middle. The alarm is turned
off by closing the door. The alarm off key
will illuminate to prompt the reset of any
pending alarms. Press this key to reset any
system Alarms.
In the event of a high temperature
condition, the temperature display will
display “HI”. After 20 minutes, the high
temp alert will be displayed and the alarm
off icon will illuminate until pressed,
acknowledging the alarm, at which time
the highest temperature reached will be
displayed and the refrigerator will resume
normal operation. All other modes are
turned off until the alarm is acknowledged.
In the event of a power failure, the power
fail alert will be displayed and the alarm
off key will be illuminated and you will hear
an audible alarm until the alarm off icon is
pressed, acknowledging the alarm. Other
modes may be turned off until the alarm is
acknowledged. When the power fail alert is
turned off, the refrigerator will resume
normal operation. The high temp alarm
may also be illuminated until a safe
operating range temperature has been
reached.
Wave-TouchTM/IQ-TouchTM
“Sabbath Mode” (some models)
The Sabbath Mode is a feature that disables
portions of the refrigerator and its controls for both
Wave-TouchTM and IQ-TouchTM, in accordance with
observance of the weekly Sabbath and religious
holidays within the Orthodox Jewish community.
Sabbath Mode is turned ON and OFF by
pressing and holding both the freezer “-” and the
refrigerator “+” indicators for five seconds for both
the Wave-TouchTM and IQ-TouchTM modes. The
display shows “Sb” while in Sabbath mode.
In the Sabbath Mode, the High Temp alarm is
active for health reasons. If a high temperature
alarm is activated during this time, for example due
to a door left ajar, the alarm will sound intermittently
for about 10 minutes. The alarm will then silence
on its own and a red high temperature icon will
display. The high temp icon will continue to display,
even if the door is closed, until the Sabbath mode
is exited and the icon reset. The refrigerator will
function normally once the door is closed, without
any violation of the Sabbath/Holidays.
For further assistance, guidelines for
proper usage and a complete list of
models with the Sabbath feature, please
visit the web at http:\\www.star-k.org.
NOTE
Although you have entered the Sabbath mode,
the ice maker will complete the cycle it had
already initiated. The ice cube compartment will
remain cold and new ice cubes can be made with
standard trays.
Controls
IQ-TouchTM (some models)
factory default
on off
Resets all refrigerator settings such as
temp, temp display and ring tones to their
factory default settings.
Press and hold for three seconds to turn off
the cooling system to clean the refrigerator.
It also turns off all dispenser functions. The
temperature display will read OFF.
IMPORTANT
Pressing the system off icon does not turn off
power to your refrigerator. You must unplug the
power cord from the wall outlet.
Setting cooling temperatures
Your refrigerator is equipped with a IQ Touch Panel
user interface display. It is only necessary to touch
the panel. There is no need to press with force.
There are three dispenser modes:
1 Touch the panel to illuminate the display to
the Plus (+) and minus (-) indicators which
appear on either side of the displayed
temperatures.
1Water
2 Press the + or – indicator to adjust the
temperature to the desired setting.
2Ice Cubes
3Crushed Ice
A red indicator light will be illuminated above the
active mode.
Touch the icon to activate the options below.
Any of the following options that are activated have
a red indicator light above the icon.
fast ice
fast freeze
dispenser light
control lock
vacation mode
water filter
air filter temp display
mute sounds
Increases the production of ice
Activates a faster rate for freezing food
On / Off
Press and hold for three seconds to activate
and deactivate. This restricts undesired
changes to the refrigerators settings and
prevents use of the ice and water dispenser.
Conserves energy by increasing the time
between automatic defrost. This feature is
automatically activated during long periods
between door openings. Vacation mode is
manually activated when the red indicator is lit.
Touch to display filter condition status.
Press and hold for three seconds to reset.
Touch to display filter status. Press and
hold for three seconds to reset.
Touch to toggle the freezer and refrigerator
temps display on and off.
Touch and hold temp display to toggle
display from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
Tones emitted by each keypress can be
turned off based on user preference. The
sounds are muted when the red indicator is
lit. Warning signals will stay active.
The temperature display will begin to blink
with the first touch. The display times out
after 5 seconds and returns to the basic
display.
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Controls
Alarms
Door Ajar
If the door has been left open for an
extended period of time, an alarm will
sound and the door ajar indicator will
display on the right side of the display. The
alarm is turned off by closing the door. The
mute sounds key will illuminate to prompt
the reset of any pending alarms. Press this
key to reset any system alarms.
High Temp In the event of a high temperature
condition, the temperature display will
display “HI”. After 20 minutes, the high
temp alert will be displayed and the mute
sounds icon will illuminate until pressed,
acknowledging the alarm, at which time
the highest temperature reached will be
displayed and the refrigerator will resume
normal operation. All other modes are
turned off until the alarm is acknowledged.
Power Fail
In the event of a power failure, the power
fail alert will be displayed and the mute
sounds icon will be illuminated and you will
hear an audible alarm until the mute sounds
icon is pressed, acknowledging the alarm.
Other modes may be turned off until the
alarm is acknowledged. When the power
fail alert is turned off the
refrigerator will resume normal operation. The high temp alarm may also be
illuminated until a safe operating range
temperature has been reached.
Storage Features
Shelf features
4 Relock shelf by pushing the slide mechanism
away from you.
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage,
handle tempered glass shelves carefully.
Shelves may break suddenly if nicked,
scratched, or exposed to sudden temperature
change. Allow the glass shelves to stabilize
to room temperature before cleaning. Do not
wash in dishwasher.
NOTE
Features may vary according to model.
To change the position of a shelf:
5 While holding shelf at a 45-degree angle with the
gray handle facing you, push the shelf into the
back of the hanger.
1Remove shelf from its locked position by pulling
the slide mechanism toward you.
6 Gently set the shelf onto the hanger once the back
is secured by the hanger.
2Lift the hanger directly upwards and pull toward
you to remove it from the ladder.
CAUTION
3 Place top hooks of the hanger into the desired
slot, and lower straight down until lower hooks rest
on the ladder.
Shelves must be removed prior to moving the
refrigerator.
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Shelf features (some models)
Your refrigerator includes Luxury-DesignTM glass
shelves, which are designed to catch and hold
accidental spills.
CAUTION
To avoid injury from breakage, handle
tempered glass shelves carefully.
NOTE
Features may vary according to model.
You can easily adjust shelf positions in the fresh
food compartments to suit your needs. The shelves
have mounting brackets which attach to slotted
supports at the rear of each compartment. The
glass can be easily removed for cleaning.
To change the position of a shelf (some
models):
1 Lift the front edge up.
2 Slide shelf out.
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NOTE
Some Cantilever Sliding Glass Shelves have
spacers (side screws) on the sides of the
brackets to securely hold the shelves in place.
To relocate the shelf to a different location, the
spacers must be turned in (clockwise). To secure
the shelf in a new location, remember to turn the
spacers out (counterclockwise) until they touch
the sides of the compartment. These shelves
slide out for easy access to food and faster
cleaning.
Sliding shelves can be pulled forward as far as
their built-in stops allow. Sliding shelves cannot
be separated from their mounting brackets.
Storage Features
Drawers
Crisper humidity control
Your refrigerator includes a variety of storage
drawers. These drawers usually are located in
fixed positions at the bottom of the fresh food
compartment. Some models are supplied with soft
close slides which close by themselves the last 11/2
inches of travel.
Crisper drawers include a sliding control for
adjusting the humidity inside the crisper. This
feature can extend the life of certain fresh
vegetables that keep longer in high humidity.
Crispers
Crisper drawers are designed for storing fruits,
vegetables, and other fresh produce. Before storing
items in a crisper:
• Wash items in clear water and remove
excess water.
• Wrap any items that have strong odors or
high moisture content.
NOTE
Leafy vegetables keep best when stored with
the Humidity Control set on Higher Humidity,
or in a drawer without a Humidity Control. This
keeps incoming air to a minimum and maintains
maximum moisture content.
To remove the Crisper Drawer:
1 Using your thumb, press down on the plastic
tab (some models).
2 While holding down the plastic tab, lift front
slightly and pull drawer up and out.
Meat keeper (some models)
Some models are equipped with a meat keeper
drawer for short-term storage of bulk meat items.
This drawer includes a sliding control for adjusting
the temperature inside.
Any meat to be kept longer than two days should
be frozen. If you store fruits or vegetables in this
drawer, set it to a warmer temperature to prevent
freezing.
NOTE
If there are no plastic tabs on your model, just lift
front of drawer and pull up and out.
Special items rack (some models)
The innovative design of the special items rack
allows you to store four bottles of wine or soft drink
bottles.
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Perfect Temp Drawer (some models)
The Perfect Temp Drawer (PTD) was designed to keep food items at a precise temperature that is cooler,
the same, or warmer than the fresh food side of the refrigerator.
The PTD is shipped turned OFF. When first turned on or after a power outage the PTD may show “HI°F”
if it is set to a temperature before the freezer and fresh food temperatures have stabilized. To avoid this
message, leave the PTD in the “OFF” setting until the freezer and fresh food compartment temperatures
have stabilized.
To operate:
1 Turn the drawer on by pressing the On/Off button. The numeric
display will show a temperature like “32°F” when on and “OFF”
when off.
2 Select if Fahrenheit “F” or Celsius “C” temperature display is
desired by pressing the F/C button.
3 Press either the up ∧ or down ∨ scroll buttons to illuminate the
desired item.
4 The drawer will begin controlling to the temperature shown for
the item selected.
Turning Perfect Temp Drawer
ON/OFF
5 One of the three favorite selections can be chosen by
illuminating it. The temperature can then be adjusted up by
pressing the + button or down by pressing the – button. The
drawer will store the selected temperature setting until it is
changed. Three favorite settings can be chosen and stored in
this way.
6 A custom temp between 28°F and 42°F can be set by pressing
the - or + buttons while in one of the nine preset positions. The
“custom temp” indicator will illuminate in this mode.
7 The control buttons can be locked to prevent accidental changes
by pressing the control lock button for three seconds. When
in this mode, the display will show “LOC” when any button is
pressed. Deactivate by pressing the control lock button again
for three seconds. The display will then show “ULC” when the
buttons are unlocked.
Setting Perfect Temp Drawer
Temperature
Opening Perfect Temp Drawer
Storage Features
IMPORTANT
The two drop in insulating inserts need to remain
in place while the Perfect Temp Drawer is on.
Removing the inserts will cause the temperature
of the crispers below it to be affected.
The drop in insulating inserts can be hand
washed with mild soap. Do not wash in a
dishwasher.
Do not clean the display area of the Perfect Temp
Drawer with abrasive or caustic cleaners. Wipe
clean with a moist sponge.
To remove the Perfect Temp Drawer frame and pan
for cleaning:
1 Using your thumb, press down on the plastic
tab.
2 While holding down the plastic tab, lift front
slightly and pull drawer up and out.
NOTE
If there are no plastic tabs on your model, just lift
front of drawer and pull up and out.
NOTE
When turned off the Perfect Temp Drawer
functions as a non temperature controlled drawer.
The Perfect Temp Drawer is intended for
packaged food products only. Leafy vegetables
and unpackaged fruits are best kept in one of the
lower crisper drawers.
The thaw setting holds a temperature for thawing
frozen foods for a specific amount of time. At the
end of that time, it then switches to the snacks
setting to store the thawed food.
CAUTION
To remove the Perfect Temp Shelf Assembly:
1 Carefully unplug the connector located at the
top right corner from the control unit under
the shelf by pressing the catch release.
The Perfect Temp Drawer and frame can be
removed for cleaning but the control unit,
attached to the back of the fridge, cannot be
removed. Do not immerse the Perfect Temp
Drawer frame in water. Clean with a damp
cloth or sponge but prevent any liquid from
getting into the connector.
2 Pull the connector out.
3 Lift the front of the shelf assembly up off of
the front support pins.
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Storage Features
4 Pull the shelf assembly forward off of the rear
support pins and out of the fridge.
4 Drop the shelf down insuring that the support
pins fully snap into the grooves in the shelf.
5 Reconnect the frame connector to the control
unit and reinstall the drawer.
Refrigerator on/off button and the
Perfect Temp Drawer
When the refrigerator is turned off by pressing the
main Wave-Touch or IQ-Touch on/off button the
Perfect Temp Drawer will also be turned off. When
the refrigerator is turned back on the Perfect Temp
Drawer will resume operation at the temp setting
that was set before the refrigerator was turned off.
To reinstall the Perfect Temp Drawer Shelf
Assembly:
1 Position rear of shelf assembly so that the
rear support pins on the fridge liner slide into
the support grooves in the rear of the shelf
assembly.
Sabbath Mode and the Perfect Temp
Drawer
The Perfect Temperature Drawer should be turned
off for the Sabbath/Holidays. Before putting the
refrigerator into the Sabbath mode, turn the Perfect
Temp Drawer off by pressing the drawer on/off
button. The display will show “OFF” and the drawer
will turn off. Then enter the Sabbath mode function
on the main refrigerator display. See Wave-Touch/
IQ-Touch “Sabbath Mode” section. The drawer
display will now not illuminate and the drawer
will remain off. The drawer can still be used as a
non temp controlled drawer in this mode. When
the refrigerator is taken out of Sabbath mode the
Perfect Temp Drawer will have to be turned back
on.
Doors
Storage bins
2 Slide the shelf assembly fully to the back of
the fridge.
3 Lower the front of the shelf assembly so that
the front support groves in the shelf align with
and the front support pins on the fridge liner.
The doors to your freezer and fresh food
compartments use a system of modular storage
bins. All of these bins are removable for easy
cleaning. Some of them have fixed positions, while
others can be adjusted to your needs.
Door bins are ideal for storing jars, bottles, cans,
and large drink containers. They also enable quick
selection of frequently used items.
Storage Features
To change the position of an adjustable
door bin:
1 Before adjusting a bin, remove all food.
2 Grip the bin firmly with both hands and lift it
upward.
3 Remove the bin.
Accessories (varies by model)
Can rack
The can rack allows you to efficiently and securely
store 12-ounce cans of beverage. A rubber liner sits
behind the cans to help keep them secure. Liner
may be removed for storing larger items.
4 Place the bin just above desired position.
5 Lower the bin onto supports until locked in
place.
Perfect Door Bin (some models)
The Perfect Door Bin is especially designed to hold
gallon-sized containers like milk gallons. The door
bin tilts out to provide convenient storage for fresh
greens and other items.
Pizza rack (some models)
This rack is attached to the freezer wall beside
the ice dispenser container. This convenient
area allows for storage of pizza and other tall
items placed vertically between the ice dispenser
container and the freezer wall.
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Storage Features
Soft Freeze Bin (some models)
The soft freeze bin in the top of the freezer door is
designed to maintain temperatures a few degrees
above the freezer temperature to provide soft serve
ice cream.
Special item mat (some models)
The innovative design of the special item mat
allows you to store four bottles of wine or soft drink
bottles, or any item that you want to prevent moving
around.
NOTE
Any meat to be kept longer than two days should
be frozen. If you store fruits or vegetables in this
drawer, set it to a higher humidity.
Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser
Priming the water supply
system
Your refrigerator’s water supply system includes
several tubing lines, an advanced water filter,
a distribution valve bank, and a reserve tank to
ensure ample supply to the ice and water dispenser
at all times. This system needs to be completely
filled with water when first connected to an external
supply line.
CAUTION
For proper dispenser operation,
recommended water supply pressure
should fall between 30 psi and 100 psi.
Excessive pressure may cause water filter to
malfunction.
To prime the water supply system:
1 Begin filling the tank by pressing and holding
a drinking glass against the water dispenser
paddle.
Using the ice maker after installation
Before making ice for the first time, be sure to
prime the water supply system. Air in new plumbing
lines can result in two or three empty ice maker
cycles. Furthermore, if the system is not flushed,
the first ice cubes may be discolored or have an
odd flavor.
IMPORTANT
Your ice maker is turned on at the factory so it
can work as soon as you install your refrigerator.
If you cannot connect a water supply, turn the
ice maker’s On/Off switch to Off. Otherwise, the
ice maker’s fill valve may make a loud chattering
noise when it attempts to operate without water.
Turning the ice maker on and off
Ice production is controlled by the ice maker’s
On/Off power switch. To gain access to the ice
maker, pull the extra shelf out (some models).
Press the switch to the “O” position to turn it Off
and press to the “I” position to turn it On.
2 Keep the glass in this position until water
comes out of the dispenser. It may take
about 1½ minutes.
3 Continue dispensing water for about three
minutes to flush the system and plumbing
connections of any impurities (stopping to
empty the glass as necessary).
OFF
ON
Wire
Signal Arm
NOTE
The water dispenser has a built-in device that
shuts off the water flow after three minutes of
continuous use. To reset this shutoff device,
simply release the dispenser paddle.
Ice maker operation & care
The ice maker, ice bin, and dispenser feeding
mechanism are located in the top of the freezer
compartment. After the refrigerator is installed
properly and has cooled for several hours, the
ice maker can produce ice within 24 hours. It can
completely fill an ice bin in about two days.
The ice maker produces four to six pounds of ice
every 24 hours depending on usage conditions. Ice
is produced at a rate of eight cubes every 75 to 90
minutes.
NOTE
The ice maker also has a built-in wire signal arm,
which automatically stops ice production when
the ice bin is full. This signal arm should not be
used to manually stop the ice maker.
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Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser
IMPORTANT
Small ice cubes or ice chips jamming in the
ice maker may be a sign that your water filter
needs changing. If you have a side mounted ice
maker you may also experience hollow cubes
-- partially frozen cubes with water inside. When
these cubes are harvested they break open and
spill water over the other ice cubes in the ice
container, forming a solid mass of ice. As the
water filter nears the end of its useful life and
becomes clogged with particles, less water is
delivered to the ice maker during each cycle. The
ice maker can’t fill every cube in the ice maker
mold, leading to small cubes or chips that can get
caught between the ice ejector blades and the
stripper. Remember, if your ice maker is jamming
with small ice cubes or it’s been six months or
longer since you last changed your water filter
-- replace the water filter with a new one. Poor
quality household water may require the filter to
be changed more frequently.
Ice maker/dispenser tips
• Ice cubes stored too long may develop
an odd flavor. Empty the ice container as
explained below.
• Occasionally shake the ice container to keep
ice separated.
• If your refrigerator is not connected to a
water supply or the water supply is turned off,
turn off the ice maker by pressing the On/Off
switch.
• If you need a large quantity of ice at one
time, it is best to get cubes directly from the
ice container.
• The following sounds are normal when the
ice maker is operating:
- Motor running
- Ice dropping into ice container
- Water valve opening or closing
- Ice loosening from tray
- Running water
• When dispensing ice, you will hear a
snapping or clicking sound when the ice
chute opens and closes.
• Turn off the ice maker when cleaning the
freezer and during vacations.
- If you turn off the ice maker for a long
period of time, you should also turn off the
water supply valve.
CAUTION
Chemicals from a malfunctioning water
softener can damage the ice maker. If the
water supply to your refrigerator is softened,
be sure the softener is maintained to work
properly.
Cleaning the ice maker
Clean the ice maker and ice bin at regular intervals,
particularly before you take a vacation or move.
To clean the ice maker:
1 Turn off ice production by pressing the ice
maker’s Off/On switch.
2 Remove the ice bin by lifting up and out.
3 Empty and carefully clean the ice bin with
mild detergent. Rinse with clear water. Do not
use harsh or abrasive cleaners.
4 Allow the ice bin to dry completely before
replacing in the freezer.
5 Remove ice chips and clean the ice bin shelf
and the freezer door chute.
6 Replace the ice bin. Press the ice maker’s
Off/On switch to resume ice production.
Remove and empty the ice storage bin
if:
• An extended power failure (one hour or
longer) causes ice cubes in the ice storage
bin to melt and freeze together, jamming the
dispenser mechanism.
• You do not use the ice dispenser frequently.
Ice cubes will freeze together in the bin,
jamming the dispenser mechanism.
Remove the ice storage bin and shake to loosen
the cubes or clean as explained above.
Automatic Ice & Water Maker/Dispenser
CAUTION
NEVER use an ice pick or similar sharp
instrument to break up the ice. This could
damage the ice storage bin and dispenser
mechanism.
IMPORTANT
When removing or replacing the ice bin, DO
NOT rotate the auger in the ice bin. If the auger
is accidentally rotated, you must realign the
auger by turning it in 90 degree turns (see below)
until the ice bin fits into place with the drive
mechanism. If the auger is not properly aligned
when replacing the ice bin, the refrigerator will
only dispense Crushed Ice. The freezer door may
also not close properly causing warm air to leak
into the freezer.
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Changing The Filter
Locating the filters
Your refrigerator is equipped with separate water
and air filtering systems. The water filter system
filters all dispensed drinking water, as well as
the water used to produce ice. The air filter
removes odors and impurities from the refrigerator
compartment.
Water filter
The water filter is located at the top right side of the
fresh food compartment.
Air filter
The air filter is located at the top of the fresh food
compartment next to the water filter.
Replacing the air filter
In general, you should change the air filter every
six months (the filter status light on the Touch Panel
prompts you to replace the filter after six months)
to ensure optimal filtering of refrigerator odors. You
may want to adjust this time period depending on
the types and amounts of food you typically store in
your refrigerator. To replace your PureAdvantageTM
air filter:
NOTE
The electronic touch panel, located at the freezer
door, includes controls to monitor the status of
your air filter. See the Controls section for more
information about these controls.
Replacing the water filter
In general, you should change the water filter
every six months to ensure highest possible
water quality. The Water Filter Status light on
the Touch Panel prompts you to replace the filter
after a standard amount of water (400 gallons for
PureAdvantageTM) has flowed through the system.
If your refrigerator has not been used for a period
of time (during moving for example), change the
filter before reinstalling the refrigerator.
1 Pull the air filter housing straight out.
2 Remove the old filter and discard it.
3 Unpack the new filter and place it inside the
housing.
4 Slide the housing back into position.
5 Press and hold the Air Filter Reset button
on the electronic control panel for three
seconds. When the display changes from
“Replace” to “Good,” the status has been
reset.
6The Air Filter Reset will turn itself off after a
few seconds.
Ordering replacement filters
Order new filters by calling toll-free, 877/808-4195,
visiting www.electroluxappliances.com, or seeing
the dealer where you bought your refrigerator.
Electrolux recommends that you order extra filters
when you first install your refrigerator, and that you
replace your filters at least once every six months.
Here is the product number to request when
ordering:
PureAdvantageTM
Water Filter - Part #EWF01
Air Filter - Part #EAFCBF
Changing The Filter
More about your advanced
water filter
The PureAdvantageTM ice and water
filter system is tested and certified
by NSF International to NSF/ANSI
Standards 42 and 53 for the reduction
of claims specified on the performance
data sheet.
Do not use with water that is microbiologically
unsafe or of unknown quality without adequate
disinfection before or after the system. Systems
certified for cyst reduction may be used on
disinfected waters that may contain filterable cysts.
Test & certification results:
• Rated Capacity - 400 gallons for
PureAdvantageTM ice and water filter
• Rated service flow - .5 gallons per minute
• Maximum Rated Pressure - 100 pounds per
square inch
• Operating Temp.: Min. 33° F, Max. 100° F
• Recommended Minimum Operating
Pressure: 30 pounds per square inch
To replace your PureAdvantageTM water
filter:
It is not necessary to turn the water supply off
to change the filter. Be ready to wipe up any
small amounts of water released during the filter
replacement.
1Turn Off the ice maker power switch.
2 Push the filter release button below the
cartridge to disconnect it.
3 Slide the old water filter cartridge straight out
of the housing and discard it.
4 Unpackage the new filter cartridge and slide
it gently into the filter housing until it stops
against the snap-in connector at the back of
the housing.
5 Push firmly until the cartridge snaps
into place (you should hear a click as the
cartridge engages the snap-in connector).
When fully engaged, the front of the filter
cartridge should be flush with the filter
release button.
6 Press a drinking glass against the water
dispenser while checking for any leaks at the
filter housing. Any spurts and sputters that
occur as the system purges air out of the
dispenser system are normal.
7 After filling one glass of water, continue
flushing the system for about three minutes.
8Turn On the ice maker.
9 Press and hold the Filter Status button on
the Ice & Water Dispenser control panel for
three seconds. When the display changes
from “Replace” to “Good,” the status has
been reset.
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Storing Food & Saving Energy
Ideas for storing foods
Fresh food storage
• Keep the fresh food compartment
between 34° F and 40° F with an optimum
temperature of 37° F.
• Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves,
which reduces air circulation and causes
uneven cooling.
Fruits and vegetables
• Store fruits and vegetables in crisper
drawers, where trapped moisture helps
preserve food quality for longer time periods.
Meat
• Wrap raw meat and poultry securely so
leakage and contamination of other foods or
surfaces does not occur.
• Use the meat keeper drawer for short-term
storage. Any meat to be kept longer than two
days should be frozen.
Frozen food storage
• Keep the freezer compartment at 0° F or
lower.
• A freezer operates most efficiently when it is
at least ²⁄₃ full.
Packaging foods for freezing
• To minimize food dehydration and quality
deterioration, use aluminum foil, freezer
wrap, freezer bags or airtight containers.
Force as much air out of the packages as
possible and seal them tightly. Trapped air
can cause food to dry out, change color, and
develop an off-flavor (freezer burn).
• Wrap fresh meats and poultry with suitable
freezer wrap prior to freezing.
• Do not refreeze meat that has completely
thawed.
Loading the freezer
• Avoid adding too much warm food to the
freezer at one time. This overloads the
freezer, slows the rate of freezing, and can
raise the temperature of frozen foods.
• Leave a space between packages, so cold
air can circulate freely, allowing food to freeze
as quickly as possible.
• Avoid storing hard-to-freeze foods on the
freezer door shelves. These foods are best
stored in the freezer interior where the
temperature varies less.
Ideas for saving energy
Installation
• Locate the refrigerator in the coolest part of
the room, out of direct sunlight, and away
from heating ducts or registers. Do not
place the refrigerator next to heat-producing
appliances such as a range, oven, or
dishwasher. If this is not possible, a section
of cabinetry or an added layer of insulation
between the two appliances will help the
refrigerator operate more efficiently.
• Level the refrigerator so that the doors close
tightly.
Temperature settings
• Refer to the “Controls” section in this Use &
Care Guide for procedures on temperature
settings.
Food storage
• Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator or
blocking cold air vents. Doing so causes
the refrigerator to run longer and use more
energy.
• Cover foods and wipe containers dry before
placing them in the refrigerator. This cuts
down on moisture build-up inside the unit.
• Organize the refrigerator to reduce door
openings. Remove as many items as needed
at one time and close the door as soon as
possible.
Normal Operating Sounds & Sights
Understanding the sounds you may hear
Your new, high-efficiency refrigerator may introduce
unfamiliar sounds. These sounds normally indicate
your refrigerator is operating correctly. Some
surfaces on floors, walls, and kitchen cabinets may
make these sounds more noticeable.
Following is a list of major components in your
refrigerator and the sounds they can cause:
A Evaporator Refrigerant through the
evaporator may create a boiling or gurgling
sound.
B Evaporator fan You may hear air being
forced through the refrigerator by the
evaporator fan.
C Defrost heater During defrost cycles, water
dripping onto the defrost heater may cause a
hissing or sizzling sound. After defrosting, a
popping sound may occur.
D Automatic ice maker When ice has been
produced, you will hear ice cubes falling into
the ice bin.
E Electronic control & automatic defrost
control These parts can produce a snapping
or clicking sound when turning the cooling
system on and off.
F Condenser fan You may hear air being
forced through the condenser.
G Compressor Modern, high-efficiency
compressors run much faster than in the
past. The compressor may have a highpitched hum or pulsating sound.
H Water valve Makes a buzzing sound each
time it opens to fill the ice maker.
I Drain pan (not removable) You may hear
water dripping into the drain pan during the
defrost cycle.
J Condenser May create minimal sounds from
forced air.
K Motorized damper May produce a light
humming during operation.
L Ice dispensing paddle When dispensing
ice, you will hear a snapping or clicking
sound when the solenoid opens and closes
the ice chute.
M Perfect Temp Drawer (some models)
Fans run intermittently when door is closed
but turn off when door is opened (except
when fridge is in Sabbath Mode). Air control
valve may produce a light humming during
operation.
NOTE
Energy efficient foam in your refrigerator is not a
sound insulator.
NOTE
During automatic defrost cycle, a red glow in the
back wall vents of your freezer compartment is
normal.
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Care & Cleaning
Protecting your investment
Keeping your refrigerator clean maintains appearance and prevents odor build-up. Wipe up any spills
immediately and clean the freezer and fresh food compartments at least twice a year. When cleaning,
take the following precautions:
NOTE
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
cleaning materials.
• Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners or strong alkaline solutions on any
surface.
• Never use CHLORIDE or cleaners with bleach to clean stainless steel.
• Do not wash any removable parts in a dishwasher.
• Always unplug the electrical power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning.
NOTE
If you set your temperature controls to turn off cooling, power to lights and other electrical components
will continue until you unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
• Remove adhesive labels by hand. Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments which can
scratch the appliance surface.
• Do not remove the serial plate.
CAUTION
• Pull the refrigerator straight out to move it. Shifting it from side to side may damage flooring.
Be careful not to move the refrigerator beyond the plumbing connections.
• Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces. Do not touch refrigerated surfaces with wet or
damp hands.
IMPORTANT
If you store or move your refrigerator in freezing temperatures, be sure to completely drain the water
supply system. Failure to do so could result in water leaks when the refrigerator is put back into service.
Contact a service representative to perform this operation.
Refer to the guide on the next page for details on caring and cleaning specific areas of your refrigerator.
Care & Cleaning
Care & cleaning tips
Part
Interior & Door
Liners
Door Gaskets
Drawers & Bins
Glass Shelves
Toe Grille
Exterior &
Handles
Cleaning Agents
• Soap and water
• Baking soda and
water
• Soap and water
• Soap and water
• Soap and water
• Glass cleaner
• Mild liquid
sprays
• Soap and water
• Mild liquid sprays
• Vacuum
attachment
• Soap and water
• Non abrasive
glass cleaner
Exterior &
Handles
(Stainless Steel
Models Only)
• Soap and water
• Stainless steel
cleaners
User Interface
Panel
• Soap and water
Tips and Precautions
• Use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 quart of warm water.
• Be sure to wring excess water out of sponge or cloth before
cleaning around controls, LED lights or any electrical part.
• Wipe gaskets with a clean soft cloth.
• Use a soft cloth to clean drawer runners and tracks.
• Do not wash any removable items (bins, drawers, etc.) in
dishwasher.
• Allow glass to warm to room temperature before immersing in
warm water.
• Vacuum dust from front of toe grille.
• Remove toe grille (see Installation Instructions).
• Vacuum backside and wipe with sudsy cloth or sponge. Rinse
and dry.
• Do not use commercial household cleaners containing
ammonia, bleach or alcohol to clean handles.
• Use a soft cloth to clean smooth handles.
• Do not use a dry cloth to clean smooth doors.
• Never use CHLORIDE or cleaners with bleach to clean
stainless steel.
• Clean stainless steel front and handles with non-abrasive
soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and a soft
cloth.
• Use a non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner. These cleaners can
be purchased at most home improvement or major department
stores. Always follow manufacturer’s instruction. Do not use
household cleaners containing ammonia or bleach.
• NOTE: Always clean, wipe and dry with grain to prevent
scratching.
• Wash the rest of the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid
detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
• Do not use commercial household cleaners containing ammonia,
bleach or alcohol to clean user interface panel.
• Use a soft cloth to clean user interface panel.
• Do not use a dry cloth to clean user interface panel.
Vacation & moving tips
Occasion
Tips
Long Vacations
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Short Vacations
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Moving
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Leave refrigerator operating during vacations of 3 weeks or less.
Use all perishable items from refrigerator compartment.
Turn automatic ice maker off and empty ice bucket, even if you will only be gone
for a few days.
Remove all food and ice if you will be gone one month or more.
Turn the cooling system off (see “Controls” section for location of On/Off
button) and disconnect power cord.
Turn off automatic ice maker and turn water supply valve to closed position.
Clean interior thoroughly.
Leave both doors open to prevent odors and mold build-up. Block doors open if
necessary.
Remove all food and ice.
If using handcart, load from side.
Adjust rollers all the way up to protect them during sliding or moving.
Pad cabinet to avoid scratching surface.
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Care & Cleaning
Replacing LED Lights
Both the freezer and fresh food compartments of
your refrigerator include LED lights. Always use
Electrolux parts for replacement.
To replace LED Lights:
1 Unplug your refrigerator’s power cord.
2 Remove light cover by pushing up and out.
3 Hold the LED cover with one hand and pull
the connector with the other hand while
pressing the connector latch.
4 Replace LED light and snap in place
assuring the light is facing in toward the
unit (inside fresh food and freezer) or facing
outward on bottom of fresh food doors.
LED Light Removal
LED Light Harness Removal
NOTE
LED lights are in series so if one is bad or unplugged,
several lights may not light up.
Ordering Replacement LED Lights
Order new LEDs by calling 877-808-4195, online
at www.electroluxicon.com, or through the dealer
where you bought the refrigerator.
Warranty
Major Appliance Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will repair or
replace any parts of this appliance that prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used, and
maintained in accordance with the provided instructions. In addition, the cabinet liner and sealed refrigeration system (compressor,
condenser, evaporator, dryer or tubing) of your appliance is covered by a two through five year limited warranty. During the 2nd through
5th years from your original date of purchase, Electrolux will repair or replace any parts in the cabinet liner and sealed refrigeration
system which prove to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used, and maintained in accordance
with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
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14.
This warranty does not cover the following:
Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or Canada.
Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
Products used in a commercial setting.
Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances not in ordinary
household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves, etc., which are not a
part of the appliance when it is shipped from the factory.
Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or knobs, handles, or other
cosmetic parts.
Pickup and delivery costs; your appliance is designed to be repaired in the home.
Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip charges, or mileage
expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during transportation or installation, including but not limited to floors,
cabinets, walls, etc.
Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux
parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or external causes such as abuse, misuse,
inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT
AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR
FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW,
BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES
SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED
WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION
OF INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE
LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC LEGAL RIGHTS.
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period should service be required.
If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts. Service under this warranty must be obtained by
contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA, Puerto Rico and Canada. In the USA and Puerto Rico, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux
Major Appliances North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux
Canada Corp. Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts
under this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as described
or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1-877-435-3287
Electrolux Major Appliances North America
10200 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Canada
1-800-265-8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada L5V 3E4
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Before You Call
Before you call...
If you experience a problem with your refrigerator or notice a product behavior or condition you do not
understand, you can usually avoid a call to your service representative by referring to this section for an answer.
Beginning with the following table, this information includes common problems, causes, and suggested solutions.
Running Your Refrigerator
Concern
Compressor does
not run.
Refrigerator runs
too much or too
long.
Compressor does
not run.
Digital temperature
displays are
flashing.
Cause
•Cooling system is turned
Off.
•Refrigerator is in defrost
cycle.
•Plug at wall outlet is
disconnected.
•House fuse blown or
tripped circuit breaker.
•Power outage.
•Room or outside weather
is hot.
•Refrigerator has recently
been disconnected for a
period of time.
•Automatic ice maker is
operating.
•Doors are opened too
frequently or too long.
•Refrigerator/freezer door
may be slightly open.
•Freezer control is set too
cold (control found in fresh
food section).
•Fresh food/freezer gasket
is dirty, worn, cracked, or
poorly fitted.
•Electronic control system
keeps the refrigerator at a
constant temperature.
•Electronic control
system has detected a
performance problem.
Solution
•Turn cooling system On. See Controls Section for
location of cooling system On/Off button.
•This is normal for a fully automatic defrost refrigerator.
The defrost cycle occurs periodically, lasting about 30
minutes.
•Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
•Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time-delay fuse.
Reset circuit breaker.
•Check house lights. Call local Electric Company.
•It’s normal for the refrigerator to work longer under these
conditions.
•It takes 8-12 hours for the refrigerator to cool down
completely.
•Ice maker operation causes refrigerator to run slightly
more.
•Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it to run more.
Open doors less often.
•Ensure refrigerator is level. Keep food and containers from
blocking door. See Problem section, Opening/Closing of
Doors/ Drawers.
•Set freezer control to warmer setting until refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory. Allow 24 hours for temperature
to stabilize.
•Clean or change gasket. Leaks in door seal will cause
refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired
temperatures.
•This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and off to keep
temperature constant.
•Call your Electrolux service representative, who can
interpret any messages or number codes flashing on the
digital displays.
Temperatures Are Too Cold
Concern
Freezer
temperature too
cold. Refrigerator
temperature is
satisfactory.
Refrigerator
temperature too
cold. Freezer
temperature is
satisfactory.
Food stored in
drawers freezes.
Food stored in
Meat Keeper
freezes (some
models).
Cause
Solution
•Refrigerator control is set
too cold.
•Set refrigerator control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours
for temperature to stabilize.
•Refrigerator control is set
too cold.
•Meat Keeper temperature
control is set too cold.
•See solution above.
•Freezer control is set too
cold.
•Set freezer control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours for
temperature to stabilize.
•Adjust Meat Keeper temperature control to a lower setting.
Meat should be stored at a temperature just below the
freezing point for maximum fresh storage time. It is normal
for ice crystals to form due to the moisture content of meat.
Before You Call
Temperatures Are Too Warm
Concern
Freezer/
Refrigerator
temperature is too
warm.
Freezer
temperature is too
warm. Refrigerator
temperature is
satisfactory.
Refrigerator
temperature is
too warm. Freezer
temperature is
satisfactory.
Temperature in
the Meat Keeper
is too warm (some
models).
Cause
Solution
•Freezer control is set too
warm.
•Set freezer control to a colder setting. Allow 24 hours for
temperature to stabilize.
•Refrigerator control is set
too warm.
•Set refrigerator control to a colder setting. Allow 24 hours
for temperature to stabilize.
•Meat Keeper temperature
control is set too warm.
•Adjust Meat Keeper temperature control to a colder
setting.
•Doors are opened too
frequently or too long.
•Door is slightly open.
•Warm air enters the refrigerator whenever the door is
opened. Open the door less often.
•See Problem section, Opening/Closing of Doors/Drawers.
Water/Moisture/Frost Inside Refrigerator
Concern
Moisture collects on
inside of refrigerator
walls.
Water collects on
bottom side of
drawer cover.
Moisture collects in
bottom of drawer.
Moisture collects on
outside of refrigerator
or between doors.
Cause
•Weather is hot and humid.
•Door is slightly open.
•Door is opened too often or
too long.
•Open containers.
•Vegetables contain and give
off moisture.
•Washed vegetables and fruit
drain while in the drawer.
•Fruits and vegetables are kept
past their prime
•Weather is humid.
•Door is slightly open,
causing cold air from inside
refrigerator to meet warm air
from outside.
Solution
•The rate of frost buildup and internal sweating increases.
•See Problem section, Opening/Closing of Doors/Drawers.
•Open door less often to allow internal temperature to stabilize.
•Keep containers covered.
•Moisture on the bottom side of the cover is not unusual.
•Move humidity control (some models) to lower setting.
•Dry items before putting them in the drawer. Water collecting in
bottom of drawer is normal.
•Routinely clean out old fruits and vegetables especially if they
begin to break down.
•This is normal in humid weather. When humidity is lower, the
moisture should disappear.
•See Problem section, Opening/Closing of Doors/Drawers.
Perfect Temp Drawer (some models)
Concern
Display does not
illuminate or shows
“CE”.
Display shows “LOC”
when buttons are
pressed.
Cause
Solution
•Drawer in control lock mode.
•Press and hold control lock button for three seconds to take
drawer out of control lock mode. (See Storage Features
section)
•Connector not connected or
loose.
•Remove pan and insure connector is fully engaged. (See
Storage Features section)
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Before You Call
Automatic Ice Maker
Concern
Ice maker is not
making any ice.
Ice maker is not
making enough ice.
Cause
•Ice maker power switch
is Off.
•Water supply is not
connected to refrigerator.
•Household water line
valve is not open.
•Freezer is not cold
enough.
•Household water line to
the refrigerator is kinked.
•Valve on cold water pipe
is clogged or restricted by
foreign material. If valve is
of the self-piercing type,
it may not have created
a sufficiently sized hole
in tube for water to pass
through.
•Check to see if the water
dispenser is dispensing
water.
•Water filter is not
completely seated.
•Ice maker is producing
less ice than you expect.
•Freezer is not cold
enough.
•Household water line
valve is not completely
open.
•Check to see if water
dispenser is dispensing
slower than normal.
•Freezer control is set too
warm.
Ice maker will not
stop making ice.
Ice maker is not
separating the ice
cubes.
Ice has bad odor
and taste.
•Ice maker wire signal arm
is being held down by
some item in the freezer.
•Ice cubes are not being
used frequently enough.
•Ice cubes are hollow or
smaller than normal.
•Ice has picked up odor
or flavor from strong food
stored in refrigerator or
freezer.
• Ice not used frequently
enough.
Solution
•Turn on power switch.
•Connect water supply (see Installation Instructions).
•Turn on household water line valve.
•See Problem section, Temperatures Are Too Warm.
•Unkink the water line. If it is a copper line, it should be
replaced because of possible leaks at the kink. A copper
line should be coiled behind the unit to avoid kinking.
•Turn off household water line valve. Remove valve. Ensure
that valve is not a self-piercing valve. Clean valve. Replace
valve if necessary.
•If not, the ice & water filter cartridge is clogged or
restricted, and must be replaced.
•Push firmly until the water filter snaps into place (you
should hear two clicks).
•Ice maker should produce approximately 4-5 pounds
of ice every 24 hours. Fast Ice should produce up to 6
pounds of ice every 24 hours.
•See Problem section, Temperatures Are Too Warm.
•Turn on household water line valve.
•If it is, replace the ice & water filter cartridge.
•Set freezer control to colder setting to improve
performance of the ice maker. Allow 24 hours for
temperature to stabilize.
•Move item and release wire signal arm. Remove any ice
cubes frozen together over wire signal arm.
•Remove and shake ice bin to separate cubes.
•The ice & water filter cartridge may be clogged. Replace
filter cartridge.
•Cover foods tightly. Discard stale ice. Ice maker will
produce fresh supply.
•Discard stale ice.
Before You Call
Ice Dispenser
Concern
Dispenser will not
dispense ice.
Cause
•Water supply is not
connected.
•Household water line to
the refrigerator is kinked.
•Ice storage container is
empty.
•Freezer temperature is set
too warm.
•Household water line valve
is not open.
•Freezer door is not closed.
Ice dispenser is
jammed.
•Ice dispensing arm has
been held in for more than
4-5 minutes.
•Ice has melted and
frozen around auger
due to infrequent use,
temperature fluctuations,
and/or power outages.
•Ice cubes are jammed
between ice maker and
back of ice container.
•Ice cubes are frozen
together.
•Ice cubes are hollow or
smaller than normal.
Solution
•Connect water supply (see Connecting The Water
Supply section).
•Unkink the water line. If it is a copper line, it should be
replaced because of possible leaks at the kink. A copper
line should be coiled behind the unit to avoid kinking.
•Ensure ice maker is turned on. When the first supply of
ice is dropped into the container, the dispenser should
operate.
•Turn freezer control to a higher setting so that ice cubes
will be made. When first supply of ice is made, dispenser
should operate.
•Open household water line valve. Allow sufficient time
for the ice to be made. When ice is made, the dispenser
should operate.
•Ensure freezer door is closed. (See Problem Section,
Opening/Closing of Doors/Drawers)
•Motor is overloaded. Motor overload protector will reset in
approximately 3 minutes. Ice can then be dispensed.
•Remove ice container, thaw, and empty the contents.
Clean container, wipe dry, and replace in proper position.
When new ice is made, dispenser should operate.
•Remove ice cubes that are jamming the dispenser.
•Use the dispenser often so that cubes do not freeze
together.
•The ice & water filter cartridge could be clogged. Replace
the filter cartridge. Dispensing system operates best at 30100 psi water pressure. Well water pressures should fall
within this range.
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Before You Call
Water Dispenser
Concern
Dispenser will not
dispense water.
Cause
•Water supply is not
connected.
•Household water line to
the refrigerator is kinked.
•Household water line valve
is not open.
•Freezer door is not closed.
Water has an odd
taste and/or odor.
Water dispenses
slowly.
•Ice & water filter cartridge
is clogged.
•Front filter not fully
installed, if equipped.
•Water has been in the tank
for a period of time.
•Unit not properly
connected to cold water
line.
•Tubing used in the
household water supply
and installation may affect
water taste and odor.
•Water has a high mineral
content.
•Cut-off and cut-on
pressures are too low (well
systems only).
•Reverse osmosis system
is in regenerative phase.
•The Ice & Water filter is
clogged.
Solution
•Connect water supply (see Connecting The Water
Supply section).
•Unkink the water line. If it is a copper line, it should be
replaced because of possible leaks at the kink. A copper
line should be coiled behind the unit to avoid kinking.
•Open household water line valve. See Problem section Ice
Maker Is Not Making Ice.
•Ensure that freezer door is closed. (See Problem Section,
Opening/Closing of Doors/Drawers)
•Replace filter cartridge.
•Push filter in until you hear two “clicks”. Filter should be
flush with the plastic housing.
•Draw and discard 10-12 glasses of water to freshen the
supply and completely rinse out the tank.
•Connect unit to cold water line that supplies water to the
kitchen faucet.
•For best results, use copper tubing for water connections.
•Contact water treatment plant for help in checking water
supply source.
•Have someone turn up the cut-off and cut-on pressure on
the water pump system (well systems only).
•It is normal for a reverse osmosis system to be below 20
psi during the regenerative phase.
•Replace filter cartridge.
Odors In Refrigerator
Concern
Interior is dirty.
Cause
•Interior needs to be
cleaned.
•Food with strong odors is
stored in refrigerator.
Solution
•See Care & Cleaning Tips.
•Cover food tightly. Turn on air filtration system. Air filter
may need to be changed more frequently if foods with
strong odors are routinely stored in refrigerator.
Opening/Closing Of Doors/Drawers
Concern
Door(s) will not
close.
Drawers are
difficult to move.
Cause
•Door was closed too hard,
causing other door to
open slightly.
•Refrigerator is not level.
It rocks on the floor when
moved slightly.
•Refrigerator is touching a
wall or cabinet.
•Food is touching shelf on
top of drawer.
•Track that drawers slide on
is dirty.
Solution
•Close both doors gently.
•Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately
support the refrigerator. Contact a carpenter to correct a
sagging or sloping floor.
•Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately
support the refrigerator. Contact a carpenter to correct a
sagging or sloping floor.
•Keep less food in drawer.
•Clean drawer, runners, and tracks. See Care & Cleaning
Tips.
Before You Call
LED Light Is Not On
Concern
LED light is not on.
Cause
•LED light is burned out.
•No electric current is
reaching refrigerator.
•Control system has
disabled lights because
one or both doors were
left open too long.
Solution
•See Replacing LED Lights in Care and Cleaning section.
•See Problem section, Running Your Refrigerator.
•Close and reopen door(s) to enable lights.
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