RF4287HA
Refrigerator
user manual
English
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Features of your new Refrigerator
Key features of your new refrigerator
Your Samsung French Door Refrigerator comes equipped with various innovative storage and energy-efficient
features.
•Twin Cooling System
The fridge and freezer have separate evaporators. Due to this independent cooling system, the fridge
and freezer cool more efficiently. Additionally, this separate air flow system prevents food odor in one
compartment from seeping into the other compartments.
•Counter Height Design
The Independent Mid Drawer (Flex zone) is counter height to fit contemporary kitchens.
•Flex Zone
The Flex Zone is a full-width, independent mid drawer with adjustable temperature control.
•Smart Divider
Easy rail partition can divide drawers into 4 independent space easily.
•Secure Auto Close
The Secure Auto Close feature automatically closes a door that is slightly open.
•Compact Ice Maker
The ice maker can dispense cubed or crushed ice.
•Digital Display and Temperature Control
•Slim Water Filtration System
A Slim water filter is placed between crispers so you can change the filter conveniently without removing
items from refrigerator.
•Door Alarm
A helpful beeper alerts you if a door is ajar.
•Tilting Pocket
The Tilting pocket can be used to store up to a 16” pizza.
•Auto Pull Out Drawer
The upper drawer in the freezer comes out automatically as you just open the freezer door.
•Super Extended Drawer
This large, slide-out drawer lets you organize your freezer easily.
•Drawer Emotional Lighting
The lighting helps you find groceries easier by lightening down when you open convertible and freezer
door.
•EZ-Open Handle System
Freezer door can be opened with less effort.
•Energy Star
This Energy star labeled product may save you money on your energy costs.
For easy future reference, write the model and serial number
down. You will find your model number and serial number on
the left side of the refrigerator.
Model # Serial # 02_ Features
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Safety Information
SAFETY INFORMATION
Before using your new Samsung French Door Refrigerator, please read this manual thoroughly to ensure that
you know how to operate the features and functions that your new appliance offers safely and efficiently.
This appliance is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical, sensory, or
mental capabilities, or those who lack experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning the use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Because the following instructions cover various models, the characteristics of your refrigerator may differ slightly
from the refrigerator described in this manual. If you have any question, contact us at 1-800-SAMSUNG or find
help and information online at www.samsung.com.
Important safety symbols and precautions:
WARNING
caution
Hazards or unsafe practices that may result in severe personal injury or death.
Hazards or unsafe practices that may result in minor personal injury or property damage.
Do NOT attempt.
Do NOT disassemble.
Do NOT touch.
Follow directions carefully.
Unplug the power plug from the wall socket.
Make sure the refrigerator is grounded to prevent electric shock.
Call the contact center for help.
Note.
These warning signs are here to prevent injury to you and others.
Please follow them carefully.
After reading this section, keep it in a safe place for future reference.
WARNING
SEVERE WARNING SIGNS FOR INSTALLATION
• Do not install the refrigerator in a damp place or place where it may come in contact with water.
- Deteriorated insulation of electrical parts may cause an electric shock or fire.
• Do not place this refrigerator in direct sunlight or expose to the heat from stoves, room heaters or
other appliance.
• Do not plug several appliances into the same multiple power strip. The refrigerator should always be
plugged into its own individual electrical outlet which has a voltage rating that matches the voltage
listed on the refrigerator's rating plate.
- This provides the best performance and also prevents overloading house wiring circuits, which
could cause a fire hazard from overheated wires.
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Safety Information
• If the wall socket is loose, do not insert the power plug.
- There is a risk of electric shock of fire.
• Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at either end.
• Do not bend the power cord excessively or place heavy articles on it.
• Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip plug firmly and pull straight
out from the outlet.
- Damage to the cord may cause a short-circuit, fire and/or electric shock.
• Do not use aerosols near the refrigerator.
- Aerosols used near the refrigerator may cause an explosion or fire.
• This refrigerator must be properly installed and located in accordance with the manual before it is
used.
• Connect the power plug in proper position with the cord hanging down.
- If you connect the power plug upside down, the wire can get cut off and cause a fire or electric
shock.
• When moving the refrigerator, be careful not to roll over or damage the power cord.
- This constitutes a fire hazard.
• Make sure that the power plug is not squashed or damaged by the back of the refrigerator.
• Keep the packing materials out of reach of children.
- There is a risk of death from suffocation if a child puts the packing materials on his or her head.
• The appliance must be positioned so that the plug is accessible after installation.
• You need to remove all the protective plastic film before you initially plug the product in.
• The refrigerator must be safely grounded
- Always make sure that you have grounded the refrigerator before attempting to investigate or repair
any part of the appliance. Power leakages can cause severe electric shock.
• Never use gas pipes, telephone lines or other potential lightning attractors as an electrical ground.
- Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock. If it is necessary to use an
extension cord, use only a 3-wire extension cord that has a 3-blade grounding plug and a 3-slot
receptacle that will accept the plug on the appliance. The marked rating of the extension cord
should be AC115-120 V, 10 A, or more. If a grounding adapter is used, make sure the receptacle
box is fully grounded.
• If the power cord is damaged, have it replaced immediately by the manufacturer or its service agent.
CAUTION SIGNS for INSTALLATION
caution
• Allow sufficient space to install the refrigerator on a flat surface.
- If your refrigerator is not level, the internal cooling system may not work correctly.
• Keep the ventilation space in the appliance enclosure or mounting structure clear of obstruction.
• Allow the appliance to stand for 2 hours after installation.
WARNING
SEVERE WARNING SIGNS for USING
• Do not insert the power plug with wet hands.
• Do not store articles on the top of the appliance.
- When you open or close the door, the articles may fall and cause personal injury and/or material
damage.
• Do not put a container filled with water on the refrigerator.
- If spilled, there is a risk of fire or electric shock.
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
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• Do not let children hang on the door. A serious injury may occur.
• Do not let children enter inside of the refrigerator. There is a risk of children entrapment.
• Do not insert your hands into the bottom area under the appliance.
- Any sharp edges may cause personal injury.
• Do not let children step on a drawer’s cover.
- The drawer may break and cause them to slip.
• Do not overfill the refrigerator with food.
- When you open the door, an item may fall out and cause personal injury or material damage.
• Do not touch the inside walls of the freezer or products stored in the freezer with wet hands.
- This may cause frostbite.
• Never put fingers or other objects into the water dispenser hole, ice chute, or ice maker bucket.
- It may cause personal injury or material damage.
• Do not spray flammable gas near the refrigerator.
- There is a risk of explosion or fire.
• Do not store volatile or flammable substances in the refrigerator.
- The storage of benzene, thinner, alcohol, ether, LP gas and other such products may cause
explosions.
• Do not store pharmaceuticals products, scientific materials, or temperature sensitive products in the
refrigerator.
- Products that require strict temperature controls must not be stored in the refrigerator.
• Do not place or use an electrical appliance inside the refrigerator, unless it is of a type recommended
by the manufacturer.
• Do not use mechanical devices or any other means to accelerate the defrosting process, other than
those recommended by the manufacturer.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
• Do not disassemble or repair the refrigerator by yourself.
- You run risk of causing a fire, malfunction and/or personal injury.
- When the interior or exterior LED lamp has gone out, please contact your service agents.
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Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
Bottles should be stored tightly together so that they do not fall out.
This product is intended only for the storage of food in a domestic environment.
If a gas leak is detected, avoid any naked flames or potential sources of ignition and air the room in
which the appliance is standing for several minutes.
• Use only the LED Lamps provided by manufacturer or service agents.
• If there are burning smells or smoke, pull out power plug immediately and contact your Samsung
Electronics service center.
• If you experience difficulty when changing the light, contact a service agent.
• If the product is equipped with LED Lamps, do not disassemble the Lamp Cover and LED Lamp by
yourself.
- Please contact your service agents.
• If any dust or water is in refrigerator, pull out the power plug and contact your Samsung Electronics
service center.
- Otherwise there is a risk of fire.
caution
CAUTION SIGNS for USING
• Do not re-freeze frozen foods that have thawed completely.
Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the freezer compartment. Do not put bottles or glass
containers in the freezer.
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- When the contents freeze, the glass may break and cause personal injury.
• Service warranty and Modification.
- Any changes or modifications performed by a 3rd party on this finished appliance are not covered
under Samsung warranty service, nor can Samsung be responsible for safety issues that result
from 3rd party modifications.
• Do not block air holes.
- If the air holes are blocked, especially with a plastic bag, the refrigerator can be over cooled. If this
cooling period lasts too long, the water filter may break and cause water leakage.
• If the refrigerator is disconnected from the power supply, you should wait for at least five minutes
before plugging it back.
• If you have a long vacation planned or the refrigerator is not to be used for a long period of time, you
must empty the refrigerator and pull out the power plug.
- Letting the refrigerator run for a long time without using it can cause the insulation to deriorate and
may cause a fire.
- Wipe excess moisture from the inside and leave the doors open. Otherwise, odor and mold may
develop.
• To get the best performance from the product:
- Do not place foods too close to the vents at the rear of the appliance as it can obstruct free air
circulation in the refrigerator compartment.
- Wrap food up properly or place it in airtight containers before putting it into the refrigerator.
• Fill the water tank, ice tray, and water cubes only with potable water.
• If the product is flooded, make sure to contact your nearest service center.
- There is a risk of electric shock or fire.
CAUTION SIGNS for CLEANING
caution
• Do not directly spray water on the inside or outside the refrigerator.
- There is a risk of fire or electric shock.
• Remove any foreign matter or dust from the power plug pins. Do not use a wet or damp cloth when
cleaning the plug.
- Otherwise, there is a risk of fire or electric shock.
• Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning or making repairs.
WARNING
SEVERE warning signs for DisPosaL
• Risk of child entrapment. Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer:
- Take off the doors.
- Leave the shelves in place so that children can not easily climb inside.
• Please dispose of the packaging material from this product in an environmentally friendly manner.
• Leave the shelves in place so that children can not easily climb inside. Ensure that none of the pipes
on the back of the appliance are damaged prior to disposal.
• When disposing of this refrigerator, remove the door/door seals and door latch so that small children
or animals cannot become trapped inside. Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not
play with the appliance.
• Cyclopentane is used as in the insulation. The gases in the insulation material require a special
disposal procedure. Please contact your local authorities in regard to the environmentally safe
disposal of this product. Ensure that none of the pipes on the back of the refrigerator are damaged
prior to disposal.
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Contents
Setting up your French Door 08 Getting ready to install the refrigerator
Refrigerator 09 Accessories and required tools
08
09
11
12
13
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
Removing the refrigerator doors
Disassemble the Flex door
Disassemble the freezer drawer
Reattaching the refrigerator doors
Assemble the Flex door
Assemble the freezer drawer
Adjusting the Level
Making minor adjustments between doors
Adjusting the freezer drawer level
Checking the water dispenser line
Installing the water line
Completing the set up
Operating your French Door 23 Using the control panel
Refrigerator 25 Changing the water filter
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35
36
38
controlling the temperature
Using the two lever dispenser
Parts and features
Storing food in the refrigerator
Storing food in the freezer drawer
Using Flex Zone
Removing the refrigerator accessories
Removing the freezer accessories
Food storage tips
Cleaning the refrigerator
Troubleshooting 39 Troubleshooting
39
Warranty 40 Warranty on samsung refrigerator
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Setting up your French Door Refrigerator
Getting ready to install the refrigerator
Congratulations on your purchase of the Samsung French Door Refrigerator.
We hope you enjoy the state-of-art features and efficiencies that this new appliance offers.
Selecting the best location for the refrigerator
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A location with easy access to the water supply.
A location without direct exposure to sunlight.
A location with a leveled floor.
A location with enough space for the refrigerator doors to open easily.
Allow sufficient space to the right, left, back and top for air circulation.
Plaease ensure that appliance can be moved freely in the event of
maintenance & service.
2 inches
3 3/4 inches
2 inches
If the refrigerator does not have enough space, the internal cooling system may not
work properly.
If your refrigerator has an ice maker, allow extra space at the back for the water line connections.
When you install the refrigerator next to a fixed wall, you need a minimum clearance of 3 ¾” (95mm) between
the refrigerator and wall to allow the door to swing open.
First thing! Make sure that you can easily move your refrigerator to its final location by measuring doorways (both
width and height), thresholds, ceilings, stairways, etc.
B
The following chart details the exact height and depth of this Samsung French Door
Refrigerator.
A
Model
Depth “A”
RF4287HA
29½”
(749 mm)
Width “B”
35⅞”
(912 mm)
Height “C”
68⅝”
(1742 mm)
Overall
Height “D”
Depth “E”
69⅝”
(1768 mm)
36¼”
(922 mm)
C
E
D
• Allow clearance to the right, left, back and top when installing.
This will help reduce power consumption and keep your energy bills lower.
• Do not install the refrigerator where the temperature will
go below 50ºF (10ºC).
• Do not locate the refrigerator where it may become wet.
When moving your refrigerator
caution
To prevent floor damage, be sure the front adjusting legs
Flat-blade
are in the up position (above the floor).
Control Lever
screw
driver(-)
Refer to ‘Adjusting the doors’ in the manual (on page 19).
FLOORING
For proper installation, this refrigerator must be placed on a leveled
surface of hard material that is the same height as the rest of the
flooring. This surface should be strong enough to support a fully
loaded refrigerator, or approximately 359lbs (165kg). To protect the
finish of the flooring, cut a large section of the cardboard carton and
place it under the refrigerator where you are working. When moving a
refrigerator, you need to pull and push it straight forwards or back. Do
not wiggle it from side to side.
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Accessories and required tools
The following accessories are included with your refigerator:
Fastener
Compression fitting
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Hex wrench
Compression nut
Required Tools (Not provided)
You need the following tools to complete the installation of your refirgerator:
Philips screwdriver
(+)
Flat-blade screwdriver (-)
Socket wrench
(10mm)
Pliers
Allen wrench (3/16”)
(5mm)
Removing the refrigerator doors
Some installations require door removal to transport the refrigerator to its final location. Do not remove the door/
drawer if you don't need to. If you do not need to remove the refrigerator doors, go to Adjusting the Level on
page 17. If you need to remove the doors. continue below.
Before removing the door/drawer, make sure you read the following items:
warning
Disconnect power to the refrigerator before removing the door or drawer.
• Be careful not to drop, damage or scratch the door/drawer while removing them.
• Be careful not to get injured while removing the door/drawer.
• Reattach the door/drawer properly to avoid:
- Moisture from air leakage.
- Uneven door alignment.
- Wasting energy due to improper door seal.
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Disassemble the refrigerator doors
warning
Be careful not to drop and scratch the doors while
removing the doors.
Disassemble the refrigerator doors
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1. With the door opened, remove the cap top table ( 1 ) with
a flat-blade screwdriver (-), and close the door. Remove the
3 screws holding down the top table ( 2 ) and turn it with
several wires connected.
2. Disconnect one connector ( 3 ) on the
right side door and one connector ( 4 )
on the left side door. Remove the water
line ( 5 ) while pressing the dark gray
color part ( 6 ) of the water line coupler.
caution
1
4
Red Clip
(1/4")
3
If a red clip is on the coupler, it must
be removed before removing the tube. 5
6
3. Remove the 3 hex head bolts ( 7 ) attached to the upper left
and right door hinges with a socket wrench (10mm). Remove
the ground screw ( 8 ) attached to the upper left and right door
hinges with a philips screwdriver (+). Remove the upper left
7
and right door hinges ( 9 ).
Socket wrench
8
9
4. Lift the door straight up to remove.
5. Remove the screw ( 10 ) attached to the lower left and right
door hinges with a philips screwdriver (+). Remove the 2
hex head bolts ( 11 ) attached to the lower left and right
door hinges with an allen wrench (3/16”). Remove the lower
left and right door hinges ( 12 ).
12
10
11
Allen wrench
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Setting up your French Door Refrigerator
Disassemble the Flex door
1. Take out the Flex Zone ( 1 ) by lifting it up.
1
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2. Take off the cover ( 2 ) w/harness with a flat-blade screwdriver (-).
2
3. Disconnect the housing connector.
4. Remove 2 hex head bolts from sides with a socket wrench (10mm)
5. Lift up the Flex door from the rails.
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Disassemble the freezer drawer
1. Take out the upper drawer by lifting it up.
2. Remove the tilting pocket ( 1 ) by pulling both support guards ( 2 )
aside. And take out both support guards by pulling them aside.
1
2
3. Take out the lower basket ( 3 ) by lifting the basket up from the rail
system.
3
4. Remove 4 hex head bolts from both sides with a socket wrench
(10mm).
5. Lift up the freezer door from the rails.
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Setting up your French Door Refrigerator
Reattaching the refrigerator doors
Assemble the refrigerator doors
1. Re-attach the lower left and right door hinges ( 12 ).
Insert the screw ( 10 ) into the lower left and right door
hinges, then tighten with a Philips head screwdriver.
Insert the 2 hex head bolts ( 11 ) into the lower left and
right door hinges, then tighten with an allen wrench
(3/16”).
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12
10
11
Allen wrench
2. Place the hole in the bottom of the door over the door
hinge ( 12 ).
Be careful not to miss the hinge cap because it can
be easily taken off.
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3. Insert the upper hinges ( 9 ) into the holes at the top of the
doors.
Insert the 3 hex head bolts ( 7 ) into the upper left and right
door hinges, then tighten with a socket wrench (10mm).
Insert the ground screw ( 8 ) into the upper left and right door
hinges, then tighten with a philips screwdriver (+).
Socket wrench
8
7
9
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4. Connect the dispenser door tube ( 5 )
and, then insert a clip on the coupler
while pulling tube.
Connect the connector ( 4 ) on the left
side door and one connector ( 3 ) on the
right side door.
4
3
The clip is enveloped inside of the top
cap.
Red Clip
(1/4")
5
Cabinet
Tube
Dispenser
Door Tube
dispenser door tube
caution
The dispenser door tube ( 5 ) must be fully inserted to the marked line to
prevent water leakage from the dispenser.
coupler
5. Position the top table ( 2 ) in place. Insert the 3 screws
into the top table then, tighten with a philips screw
driver (+). Open the door, reinsert the cap top table ( 1 ),
and then close the doors.
When re-attaching the top table, make sure that
the wires are not pressed or damaged by the hinge
cover.
After assembling, close the door and check to see
whether the door has gaps between gaskets or is
tilted.
If there is a problem, please refer to “Adjusting the
doors” on page 18.
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1
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Setting up your French Door Refrigerator
Assemble the Flex door
1. Pull out the rails fully on each side of the cabinet.
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2. Attach the Flex door front onto the open slots on the sides.
slot
3. Tighten 2 hex head bolts completely with a socket wrench
(10mm).
4. Put the cover w/harness ( 2 ) on the right joint after connect the
housing.
2
5. Insert the Flex Zone ( 1 ) into the rail system.
1
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Assemble the freezer drawer
1. Pull out the rails fully on each side of the cabinet.
2. Attach the freezer door front onto the open slots on the sides.
slot
SlotSlot
3. Tighten 4 hex head bolts completely with a socket wrench
(10mm).
4. Insert the lower basket ( 3 ) into the rail system.
3
5. Hook the ends of the tilting pocket ( 1 ) onto the support guards ( 2 )
and push down until they lock into place.
1
2
6. Insert the upper drawer.
Remove 2 pieces of tape ( 4 ) attached to the side of the drawer
bin.
Reattach the tape in the same position when moving the
refrigerator to prevent scratching the drawer bin.
4
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Setting up your French Door Refrigerator
Adjusting the Level
Make sure the refrigerator is level so that you can make final adjustments. Use a level to test if the refigerator
is level both side to side and back to front. If the refrigerator is not level, it will not be possible to get the doors
perfectly even, which may cause moisture condensation and increased energy bills. Below is an example of how
to level the refrigerator if the left side of the refrigerator is lower than the right side.
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How to adjust the level
1. Disassemble the freezer drawer. (See to page 12)
2. Remove the two screws ( 1 ) attached to the cover leg front ( 2 ) with a Philips screwdriver (+).
2
1
3. Remove the cover leg front ( 2 ) by lifting the bottom part of the cover leg front up and pulling it out.
4. Insert a flat-blade screwdriver (-) into a notch on the left control lever, and turn it count clockwise to level
the refrigerator. (You turn the lever clockwise to lower the refrigerator and counterclockwise to raise it.)
Control Lever
flat-blade screwdriver(-) Control Lever
caution
flat-blade screwdriver(-)
Both control levers must be touching the floor to avoid possible personal injury or property damage
because of tipping.
If the right side is lower, perform the same procedure, but with the right control lever.
It is difficult to remove the cover leg front from the refrigerator, so we do not recommend making small
adjustments wIth the control lever. Instead, refer to the next page for the best way to make minor
adjustments to the doors.
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Making minor adjustments between doors
Remember, a leveled refrigerator is necessary for getting the doors perfectly even. If you need help, review the
previous section on leveling the refrigerator.
When the left
door is lower than
the right door.
When the left
door is higher
than the right
door.
Fixed part
Adjustment
part
The left door is fixed. To make minor adjustments between doors, adjust only the right door.
1. Pull out the Convertible door ( 1 ) to expose the lower hinge ( ( 2 ).
2. Insert the supplied allen wrench (3/16”) ( 3 ) into the shaft ( 4 ) of the lower hinge.
3. Please adjust the height by turning the hex wrench ( 3 ) clockwise ( DOWN ) or counter-clockwise (
UP
).
2
3
3
4
1
When you turn the hex wrench counter-clockwise (
), the door will move up.
1. After adjusting the doors, please insert the supplied fastener ( 6 ) using a pliers ( 5 ) in the gap between
the hinge-grommet ( 7 ) and the lower hinge ( 8 ). The number of fastener you’ll need to insert depends
on the gap.
2 fastener are enclosed with the refrigerator.
The thickness of each fastener is 0.04”.
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Setting up your French Door Refrigerator
Adjusting the freezer drawer level
Adjustment part
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Freezer Drawer
1. Locate the height-adjuster ( 1 ) in the freezer drawer.
Unscrew the 8 Phillips screws ( 2 ) slightly to loosen the door.
1
2
2. Loosen the controller screw ( 3 ) with a Phillips screwdriver(+).
3
3. Find the best level to align the door slope.
• After adjustment, tighten the controller screw ( 3 ) and then philips screws.
Example) The slope is about 0.08inch (2mm) as shown below.
- Rotate the height adjuster to -2.0 to reduce the door slope.
Slope
Reference
plane
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Checking the water dispenser line
A water dispenser with a filter is one of the helpful features on your new refrigerator. To help promote better
health, the water filter removes unwanted particles from your water. However, it does not sterilize or
destroy microorganisms. You may need to purchase a water purifying system to do that.
In order for the ice maker to operate properly, a water pressure of 20~125 psi is required.
Under normal conditions, a 170 cc (5.75 oz.) cup can be filled in about 10 seconds.
If the refrigerator is installed in an area with low water pressure (below 20psi), you can install a booster pump to
compensate for the low pressure.
After you have connected the water line, make sure the water storage tank inside the refrigerator is properly
filled. To do this, press the water dispenser lever until the water runs from the water outlet.
Water line installation kits are available at extra cost from your dealer. We recommend using a water line
installation kit that contains copper tubing and ¼” compression nut.
Connecting to the water supply line
1. First, shut off the main water supply.
2. Locate the nearest cold water drinking line and install the
pipe clamp and shut off valve.
Cold water line
Pipe clamp
Shut off valve
3. Connect the water line installation kit to
shut off valve.
Cold water line
Water line installation kit
Pipe clamp
Shut off valve
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Setting up your French Door Refrigerator
Installing the water line
Connecting the water supply line to the refrigerator.
There are several items that you need to purchase to complete this connection.
You may find these items sold as a kit at your local hardware store.
Use Plastic Tubing
• ¼” copper tubing
• ¼” plastic tubing
• ¼” compression nut (2pc) → Molded end(Bulb)
• Ferrule (2pc)
• ¼” compression nut (2pc)
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Use Copper Tubing
Refrigerator
Compression
nut (A) (1/4”)
(Supplied)
Plastic tubing
(A) (Supplied)
Compression
fitting (Supplied)
Molded
end(Bulb)
Ferrule (Not
supplied)
Copper tubing
(Not supplied)
or
Compression nut
(B) (1/4”) (Not
supplied)
Plastic tubing (B)
(Not supplied)
Household water supply line
1. Slip the compression nut ( A ) through the supplied plastic tubing ( A ).
2. Tighten the compression nut ( A ) onto the 1/4” compression fitting.
- If you are using copper tubing, slip the compression nut ( B ) (not supplied) and ferrule (not supplied)
on copper tubing (not supplied) as shown.
- If you are using plastic tubing ( B ) , insert the molded end (Bulb) of the plastic tubing ( B ) into the
compression fitting.
Do not use without the molded end(Bulb) of the plastic tubing ( B ).
caution
3. Tighten the compression nut ( B ) onto the compression fitting.
Do not over-tighten the compression nut ( B ) .
4. Turn water on and check for any leakage. If you find water drops or leakage in the connection areas, turn
off the main water supply. Check the connections and, if nescessary, tighten.
5. Flush 1 gallon of water through the filter before drinking or using the water from the refrigerator. (Flush
approximately 6 minutes.) To flush, press a large glass or cup against the water dispenser lever. Fill the
glass, empty it into the kitchen sink after it is filled, and then repeat.
6. After you turn on the refrigerator, let the ice maker make ice for 1 to 2 days. Over that period of time,
throw out the first 1 or 2 buckets of ice the freezer makes to ensure all impurities have been removed
from the water line.
Only connect the water line to a drinkable water source.
If you have to repair or disassemble the water line, cut off 1/4“ of the plastic tubing to make sure you
get a snug, leak-free connection.
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Completing the set up
Now that you have your new refrigerator installed in place, you are ready to set up and enjoy the features and
functions of the appliance. By completing the following steps, your refrigerator should be fully operational.
1. Make sure your refrigerator is in an appropriate location with reasonable clearance between it and the
wall. Refer to installation instructions in this manual.
2. Once the refrigerator is plugged in, make sure the interior light comes on when you open the doors.
3. Set the Temperature control to the coldest temperature and wait for an hour. The freezer will get slightly
chilled and the motor will run smoothly. Reset the refrigerator and freezer to the temperatures you want.
4. After you plug the refrigerator in, it will take a few hours to reach the appropriate temperature. You can
store food and drinks in the refrigerator after the temperature is sufficiently cool.
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Using the control panel
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02Operating
2
3
( 1 ) Energy Saver
( 2 ) Power Freeze
Cooling Off Mode
( 3 ) Alarm / hold 3
sec for Filter
Reset
(Filter Reset)
(Blue)
(Red)
Press the Energy Saver button for better energy efficiency.
The Energy Saver icon lights up when you press the Energy Saver button.
The Energy Saver function is automatically set to “ON” when power is supplied to the refrigerator.
If condensation or water drops appear on the doors, turn the Energy Saver mode off.
The Power Freeze function substantially speeds up the freezer compressor, causing the freezer to cool down
rapidly to a temperature you choose. When you press the Power Freeze button, the Power Freeze icon lights
up.
Power Freeze is useful if you need to quick freeze an item, to make a large quantity of ice, or to cool the
freezer rapidly if it has warmed dramatically (for example, if the door was left open).
To turn off Power Freeze, press the Power Freeze button again. Power Freeze turns off automatically after 2
1/2 hours to decrease energy consumption.
Cooling Off mode (also called Shop mode), is designed for use by retailers when they are displaying
refrigerators on the shop floor. In Cooling Off mode, the refrigerator's fan motor and lights work normally, but
the compressors do not run, and the refrigerator and freezer do not get cold.
To start Cooling Off mode, press and hold the Energy Saver button and the Power Freeze button for 3
seconds during normal operation. The refrigerator chime sounds and the temperature display flashes OF OF.
To cancel Cooling Off mode, press and hold the Energy Saver and the Power Freeze buttons again for 3
seconds.
The Alarm/Hold 3 sec for Filter Reset button serves two purposes:
-To turn the door open alarm on and off
-To reset the water filter life indicator.
1) Door Alarm Function
If the door alarm is set to On, an alarm beeps if any refrigerator door is left open for more than three
minutes.
The beeping stops when you close the door. The door alarm function is pre-set to On in the factory. You
can turn it off by pressing and then releasing the Alarm/Hold button. You can turn it back on in the same
fashion. The icon lights up when the function is on.
2) Water Filter Life Indicator Function
After you replace the water filter, press and hold the Alarm/Hold 3 sec for Filter Reset button to re-set the
water filter life indicator. When you re-set the water filter life indicator, the Filter icon on the panel turns
blue, green, or yellow.
The Filter icon will turn red to let you know it is time to change the water filter after six months (about 300
gallons).
Some areas have large amounts of lime in their water, which causes the water filter to clog
more quickly. If this is the case in your area, you will have to change the filter more frequently
than every six months.
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4
5
6
9
7
( 4 ) Lighting
8
Pressing the Lighting button turns on the Dispenser LED lamp (under the display) in continuous mode so that
it stays on continuously. The button also lights up. If you want the Dispenser lamp to come on only when
some one uses the dispenser, press the Lighting button to turn the continuous mode off.
( 5 ) Power Cool
The Power Cool function substantially speeds up the refrigerator compressor, causing the refrigerator to cool
down rapidly to a temperature you choose. When you press the Power Cool button, the Power Cool icon
lights up.
Power Cool is useful if you need to quickly cool items or need to cool the refrigerator rapidly if it has warmed
dramatically (for example, if the door was left open).
To turn off Power Cool, press the Power Cool button again. Power Cool turns off automatically after 2 1/2
hours to decrease energy consumption.
When you turn on Power Cool, the refrigerator's compressor speeds up and is louder than
during normal operation.
( 6 ) Child Lock
(Hold 3 sec)
Pressing the Child Lock button locks the Display panel and Dispenser buttons so the buttons can not used.
The Child Lock icon lights up to indicate you've activated the Child Lock function.
To cancel the Child Lock function, press the Child Lock button again.
If you suddenly can not use the Control Panel, check whether the Child Lock function
is on.
(7) Cubed Ice
(8) Crushed Ice
(Cubed)
(Crushed)
Press the Cubed Ice ( 7 ) button 3 second, if you don't want to make more ice.
The icon will light up and the Ice-Maker stops making ice.
( 9 ) Ice Off
[
(7)
Hold 3 sec
Press the Cubed Ice or Crushed Ice button to select the type of ice you want dispensed. Each time you
press the button, the cubed and crushed ice modes alternate and the Cubed or Crushed ice icon lights up,
indicating your selection.
If you don’t need ice, turn the function off to save on water and energy consumption (See Ice Off below).
]
We recommend you stop ice making if the following occur:
-There is enough ice in the ice bucket.
-You want to save water and energy.
-Water is not being supplied to the refrigerator.
If the ice maker function is ON, and the water line is not connected, there will be a water valve
)
noise from back of the unit. Press the Cubed Ice ( 7 ) button until the Ice Off indicator (
illuminates.
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Using the control panel
Freezer Temp ( 1 ) indicates the current freezer temperature.
Fridge Temp ( 2 ) indicates the current refrigerator temperature.
If you do not press any button, the freezer and fridge temperature indicator turn off in a few seconds.
If you press any button, the display lights up again.
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2
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10
( 10 ) Filter
(Blue)
(Red)
(Reset the indicator)
Water filter usage
1.Normally the filter indicator is blue, yellow, or green when you purchase or install your refrigerator,
depending on your model.
2. After you use about 270 gallons of water, the filter indicator turns Light Pink. (about 5 months)
3. After you use about 300 gallons of water, the filter indicator turns Red. (about 6 months)
4.Remove the old water filter and install a new one when the filter indicator is red. Reset the filter indicator
by pressing Alam/Hold 3 sec for Filter Reset button for 3sec. The filter indicator turns blue, yellow, or
green when you reset the indicator.
• If water is not dispensing or dispensing slowly, you need to replace the water filter
because the water filter is clogged.
• Some areas have large amounts of lime in their water, which causes the water filter to
clog more quickly.
Changing the water filter
To reduce risk of water damage to your property DO NOT use generic brands of water filters in your
SAMSUNG Refrigerator. USE ONLY SAMSUNG BRAND WATER FILTER. SAMSUNG will not be
warning
legally responsible for any damage, including, but not limited to property damage caused by water
leakage from use of a generic water filter. SAMSUNG Refrigerators are designed to work ONLY WITH
SAMSUNG Water Filter.
The Filter light turns red to let you know when it is time to change your water filter cartridge.
To give you time to get a new filter, the red light comes on just before the capacity of the current
filter runs out.
(Red)
Changing the filter on time provides you with the freshest, cleanest water from your refrigerator.
1. Shut off the water supply. Then, turn the water filter ( 1 ) about 1/4 turn, counter-clockwise.
2. Pull the water filter ( 1 ) from the case filter ( 2 ).
2
1
• To change the water filter more easily, shut off the water supply valve.
• Sometimes, it is hard to disassemble the water filter because impurities in the water cause it to stick.
If you are having difficulties, grip the water filter firmly and pull it hard.
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• When you pull the water filter, a little water can leak from the opening. This is normal. To minimize the
water leaks, keep the filter cartridge horizontal when you pull it.
• To prevent overflow, empty the water tray filter ( 3 ) and dry around of
2
case filter ( 2 ).
3. Insert the new filter into the filter case ( 4 )
3
4. Push the filter, and then turn it clockwise until it locks.
• If you are in trouble of inserting the water filter as high pressure of water, shut off the water supply
valve.
• The locked symbol should be lined up with the indicator line.
4
5. press the "Alarm/hold 3 sec for Filter Reset" button ( (Filter Reset) ) for about 3 seconds
) changes from red to blue, green,
to reset the water filter. The color of indicator (
or yellow.
6. If you turned off the water supply, turn it back on.
For a replacement water filter, you can visit your local home Improvement center or contact the Samsung
Parts distributor.
Be sure the replacement water filter has the SAMSUNG logo on the box and on the water filter.
Link : http://www.samsungparts.com
Removing any residual matter inside the water supply line after installing the water filter.
1. Turn ON the main water supply and supply water from water supply line.
2. Run water through the dispenser until the water runs clear (approx. 6 to 7 minutes).
This will clean the water supply system and remove air from the lines.
3. Additional flushing may be required in some households.
4. Open the Refrigerator door and make sure there are no water leaks coming from the
water filter.
Be sure to flush the dispenser thoroughly, otherwise water may drip from the dispenser.
This means that there is still air in the line.
Reverse Osmosis Water Supply
IMPORTANT : The pressure of the water supply coming out of a reverse osmosis system going to the water
inlet valve of the refrigerator needs to be between 35 and 120 psi (241 and 827 kPa).
If a reverse osmosis water filtration system is connected to your cold water supply, the water pressure to the
reverse osmosis system needs to be a minimum of 40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa.)
If the water pressure to the reverse osmosis system is less than 40 to 60 psi (276 to 414 kPa):
• Check to see whether the sediment filter in the reverse osmosis system is blocked. Replace the filter if
necessary.
• Allow the storage tank on the reverse osmosis system to refill after heavy usage.
• If your refrigerator has a water filter, it may further reduce the water pressure when used in conjunction
with a reverse osmosis system. Remove the water filter.
If you have questions about your water pressure, call a licensed, qualified plumber.
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controlling the temperature
Basic temperature of Freezer and Refrigerator Compartments
Controlling the Freezer temperature
The Freezer temperature can be set between -8°F and
8°F to suit your particular needs. Press the Freezer button
repeatedly until the desired temperature is shown in the
temperature display. The temperature will move 2°F
degrees with each press (-2°F → -4°F → -6°F → -8°F → 8°F
→ 6°F → 4°F → 2°F → 0°F → -2°F). Keep in mind that foods
like ice cream may melt at 4°F. The temperature display
will move sequentially from -8°F to 8°F. Five seconds after
the new temperature is set, the display will show the actual
current freezer temperature until the new temperature is
reached.
02Operating
The basic temperature and/or recommended temperatures of the Freezer and Refrigerator Compartments are
-2°F and 38°F respectively.
If the temperature of Freezer and Refrigerator Compartments are too high or low, adjust the temperature
manually.
Recommend Temp (Freezer) : -2F
Controlling the fridge temperature
The fridge temperature can be set between 46°F and
34°F to suit your particular needs. Press the Fridge button
repeatedly until the desired temperature is shown in the
temperature display. The temperature will move 2°F
degrees with each press (38°F → 36°F → 34°F → 46°F →
44°F → 42°F → 40°F → 38°F). The temperature control
process for the Fridge works just like the Freezer process.
Press the Fridge button to set your desired temperature.
After a few seconds, the Fridge will begin adjusting towards
the newly set temperature. This will be reflected in the
digital display.
Recommend Temp (Fridge) : 38F
- The temperature of the Freezer, fridge or
Convertible Room may rise when you open the doors too frequently, or if a large amount of warm or
hot food is placed inside.
- This may cause the digital display to blink. Once the Freezer and fridge temperature return to their
normal set temperatures, the blinking will stop.
- If the blinking continues, you may need to “reset” the Refrigerator. Try unplugging the appliance, wait
for around 10 minutes and then plug the power cord back in.
- If there is an communication error between the Display and Main Controller, the Convertible Display
light may blink. Once the normal set temperatures are reached, the blinking will stop. If the blinking
continues for a long period of time, please contact a Samsung Electronics Service Center.
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Using the two lever dispenser
Push the appropriate ice type button to select what you want dispensed.
NO ICE
Select this if you want to
turn ice maker off
Using the ice lever ( 1 )
Push the Ice lever dispenser ( 1 ) gently with your glass. Ice will be released from the
dispenser.
You can choose the type of ice by pushing the cubed or crushed button first.
Using the Water lever ( 2 )
1
2
Push the Water lever dispenser ( 2 ) gently with your glass. Water will be released from
the dispenser.
Even if you push the water and Ice lever simultaneously, the dispenser operates only the option you
selected or pushed first.
Using the Ice & Water Dispenser together
To get Ice and water, push the Ice lever ( 1 ) first for ice, then
move your glass down and press the water dispenser lever ( 2 )
for water.
check the
water level
Do not pull the lever out. You could damage or break the
lever's spring.
caution
• To clean the ice bin/bucket, wash with a mild detergent,
rinse well, and dry thoroughly it. Do not use harsh or
caution
abrasive cleaners or solvents.
• When you select Cubed Ice after using the Crushed Ice
Test button
mode, a small amount of residual crushed ice might be
produced.
• In case ice doesn’t come out, pull out the ice bucket and press the test button located on the right
side of ice maker.
• Do not press the test button continuously when the tray is filled with ice or water. Water may overflow
or ice may jam the bucket.
• Normal Use
To fill the ice bucket to maximum capacity after installation, follow these steps:
1. Allow your refrigerator to operate and cool down for 24 hours (or 1 full day).
- Waiting 24 hours will allow your ice maker to cool properly.
2. Dispense 4 to 6 ice cubes into the glass.
3. After 8, and then 16 hours, dispense a full glass of ice.
• When you press the Test button, you will hear the refrigerator chime (ding-dong). When the chime
sounds, release the Test button.
• The chime sounds automatically again to let you know the ice maker is working well.
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caution
After you dump the ice from the ice bucket, you should press the
dispenser lever once with the ‘ICE CUBED’ or ‘CRUSHED’ function
ON. The ice maker will make new ice faster after you return the ice
bucket in the refrigerator.
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caution
If a power failure occurs, ice cubes may melt then freeze together when the power comes back on,
causing the dispenser to be out of order.
To prevent this problem, after a power failure, pull out the ice bucket and discard the residual ice or
water.
If you use all the ice at once, you must repeat Steps 2 and 3 on the
previous page. However, only wait 8 hours before dispensing the
first 4 to 6 ice cubes. This will replenish the ice cubes and ensure
maximum ice production.
Using the ice off Function
When you select the Ice Off mode, remove all ice cubes from the bucket.
If you are not using the ice dispenser, the ice cubes may clump together.
Pull the lock lever forward to remove the bucket. Throw away the ice
cubes or clumped ice. Push the bucket back until you hear a click.
PULL
caution
PUSH
Use only the ice maker provided with the refrigerator. The water supply
to this refrigerator must only be installed/connected by a suitably qualified person. Connect to a
potable water supply only.
To operate the ice maker properly, water pressure of 138 ~ 862Kpa is required.
If you have a long vacation or business trip and won’t use the water or ice dispensers for a long time:
- Close the water valve. Otherwise, water leakage may occur.
- Remove all food.
- Unplug the refrigerator.
- Wipe excess moisture from inside and leave the doors open. Otherwise, odor and mold may
develop.
Do not put your fingers, hands or any other unsuitable objects in the chute or ice-maker bucket.
- It may result in personal injury or material damage.
Never put your finger or any other objects in the dispenser opening.
- It may cause injury.
Do not try to disassemble the ice maker.
Do not wash or spray the ice bucket with water while it is in the refrigerator. Remove it to clean it.
Water clouding phenomenon
All water provided to the refrigerator flows through the core filter which is an alkaline water filter. In the
filtering process, the pressure of the water that has flowed out of the filter is increased, and the water
becomes saturated with oxygen and nitrogen When this water flows out into the air, the pressure
plummets and the oxygen and nitrogen get supersaturated, which results in gas bubbles. The water
may temporarily look misty or cloudy due to these oxygen bubbles. After a few seconds, the water will
look clear.
Please wait 1 second before removing the cup after dispensing water to prevent spills. Do not pull out
the lever dispenser after dispensing ice or water. It comes back automatically. Ice is made in cubes.
When you select “Crushed”, the ice maker grinds the ice cubes into crushed ice.
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Parts and features
Use this page to become more familiar with the parts and features of the refrigerator.
Interlocking switch
Light
Door Closer
FF Ice-Maker
Cover Eva (Light)
Dis Door Bins
Right Door Bins
Slide-Shelf
Cap Chute
Tempered glass
shelves
Light
Quick-Space
Glass Shelf
Vertical Hinged
Section
Mid Door Bins
Vegetable & Fruit
Drawers
Water Filter
Cover Veg
Light
Left Door Bins
Light
Light
Convertible
Room
Auto Pull Out
Drawer
Tilting Pocket
Freezer Drawer
Bin
When closing the door, make sure the Vertical Hinged Section is in the correct position to avoid
scratching the other door.
If the Vertical Hinged Section is reversed, put it back to the right position and close the door.
Moisture may appear at times on the Vertical Hinged Section.
The door handle may become loose over time. If this happens, tighten the bolts found on the inside of
the door.
If you close one door with a lot of force, the other door may open.
When the door opens, the interlock switch automatically turns off the auger motor in the ice maker for
safety reasons.
When the interior or exterior LED lamp has gone out, please contact your service agents.
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Storing food in the refrigerator
Your Samsung Refrigerator has been designed to provide you with maximum space saving features and
functions. Here are some of the customized compartments we have created to keep your food fresher longer. To
more thoroughly prevent odor from seeping into the ice compartment, wrap stored food securely and make food
containers as airtight as possible.
Use to store small dairy items like butter or margarine, yogurt or
cream cheese bricks.
( 2 ) DOOR BINS
Designed to handle large, bulky items such as gallons of milk or
other large bottles and containers.
( 3 )TEMPERED
GLASS SHELVES
Designed to be crack-resistant, the shelves can be used to store all
types of food and drinks. Circular marks on the glass surface are a
normal phenomenon and can usually be wiped clean with a damp
cloth.
( 4 ) VEGETABLE &
FRUIT DRAWERS
Used to preserve the freshness of your stored vegetables and fruits.
These drawers can control the level of humidity for items that must
retain moisture. Keep vegetables and fruit separate when possible.
( 5 )COOL SELECT
CONVERTIBLE
PLUS
Can be used for large party trays, deli items, pizzas, beverages or
miscellaneous items.
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( 1 ) DAIRY
COMPARTMENT
Do not place any large articles of food under the lamp in the fridge. An air sensor is located near the
lamp and if the sensor is blocked, your fridge may become too cold. Please place vegetable and fruit in
the vegetable and fruit drawers to avoid freezing them. If the food in your fridge becomes frozen, please
set the temperature higher.
Storing food in the freezer drawer
( 6 ) AUTO PULL
OUT & SUPER
EXTENDED
DRAWER
Best used to store meats or dry foods. Stored food should be
placed in a container or wrapped securely using foil or other
suitable wrapping materials.
( 7 )TILTING POCKET
Use for small packages of frozen food.
You can store a 16” pizza.
( 8 ) FREEZER
DRAWER BIN
Use to store meat and dry foods.
Stored food should be placed in a container or wrapped securely
using foil or other suitable wrapping materials.
Bottles should be stored tightly together so that they do not tip and fall out when the fridge door is
opened.
If you plan to go away for a long time, empty the fridge and turn it off. Wipe the excess moisture from
the inside of the appliance and leave the doors open.
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Using Flex Zone
The Flex Zone is a full-width drawer with an adjustable
temperature control. You can use the Flex Zone for large party
trays, deli items, wines, pizzas, beverages, or miscellaneous
items. There is a temperature sensor which lets you adjust the
amount of cold air allowed into the Zone. The control buttons are
located on the cap door center.
• Press the Temp button repeatedly until your desired mode is lit.
• Each time you press the Temp button, you change the mode in
this order: Meat/Fish mode (29°F), Cold Drinks mode (33°F), Deli/
Snack (37°F), Wine/Party Dishes (42°F) mode. Initially, the Cold Drinks mode is selected. The refrigerator
will adjust the temperature in the Flex Zone automatically to the temperature you selected.
• The Flex Zone Temp. Display may change depending on the number of items inside, where they are
located, the ambient temperature, and how often the door is opened.
Temperature
You can select your Flex Zone temperature from Meat/Fish mode (29°F), Cold Drinks mode (33°F), Deli/
Snack (37°F), or Wine/Party Dishes (42°F) mode.
Selection Button
1. When “Wine/Party Dishes” is selected, the
temperature of Flex Zone will be kept around
42°F (5°C). This feature helps keep food fresh
for a long time.
2. When “Deli/Snack” is selected, the
temperature of Flex Zone will be kept around
37°F (3°C). This feature helps keep food fresh
for a longer time.
3. When “Cold Drink” is selected, the
temperature of Flex Zone will be kept around
33°F (1°C). This feature also helps keep drinks
cold and refreshing.
4. When “Meat/Fish” is selected, the temperature
of Flex Zone will be kept around 29°F (-1°C). This feature also helps keep meat or fish fresh for a longer
time.
Wine
Party Dishes
• wine
• cocktails
• cakes
• cheeses
Deli
Snacks
• pineapples
• lemons
• biscuits
• potatoes
Cold
Drinks
• bottled water
• juice
• soft drinks
• beer
Meat
Fish
• steaks
• cold cuts
• bacon
• chili dogs
Fruit and vegetables may be damaged under the “Meat Fish” setting.
Do not store lettuce or other leafy produce in the Flex Zone.
caution
Do not store glass bottles in the Flex Zone under the "Cold Drinks" or "Meat/Fish" setting. If they are
frozen, they can break and cause personal injury.
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Removing the refrigerator accessories
1.Door Bins & Dairy Compartment
caution
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To remove - Simply lift the bin up and pull straight out.
To relocate - Slide it in above the desired location and push down until it
stops.
Injury may occur if the door bins are not firmly assembled.
Do not allow children to play with bins. Sharp corners of the bins may
cause injury.
Do not adjust a bin full of food. Remove the food first.
Dust removal method - Remove the guard and wash in water.
2.Tempered Glass shelves
To remove - Tilt up the front of the shelf in the direction shown ( 1 )
and lift it up vertically ( 2 ). Pull the shelf out.
To relocate - Tilt the front of the shelf up and guide the shelf hooks
into the slots at a desired height. Then lower the front of 2
the shelf so that the hooks can drop into the slots.
caution
1
The Tempered Glass shelves are heavy.
Use special care when removing them.
3.Vegetable & Fruit Drawers
To remove - Pull the drawer out to full extension. Tilt up the front
of the drawer and pull straight out.
To relocate - Insert the drawer into the frame rails and push back
into place.
caution
The drawers need to be removed before the glass shelf above
them can be lifted out.
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4.Flex Zone
To remove the Flex Zone – Pull the Flex door out to full extension.
Lift the Flex Zone up, pulling it to your
body with both hands.
To relocate the Flex Zone – Open the Flex door to full extension.
Tilt the front of the Flex Zone up,
place the back of the Flex Zone onto
the rails, and then lower the front until
the whole Zone rests on the rails.
When the Flex Zone or LED lighting are not working, check
the connectors [ ( 1 ), ( 2 ) shown below] for cracks or leaks.
2
1
1. Refer to page 11 for disassembly instructions.
2. Open the cover housing with a flat-blade screwdriver.
Using the doors
Ensure that the doors close all the way and are securely sealed.
When the refrigerator door is only partially open, it will automatically close. But, the door will stay open
when opened more than the auto close range and you must close it manually.
Using the tilting pocket
The Tilting Pocket can be used to store up to a 16” pizza if you place it as shown in the illustration.
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Operating your French Door Refrigerator
Removing the freezer accessories
1.Tilting Pocket
To remove - Remove the tilting pocket ( 1 ) by pulling both support
guards ( 2 ) aside. Take out both support guards by
pulling them aside.
To replace - Hook the ends of the tilting pocket ( 1 ) onto the support
guards ( 2 ) and push down until they lock into place.
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02Operating
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2.Super Extended Drawer
To remove - Pull the drawer out to full extension.
Tilt up the rear of the drawer and lift straight out.
To relocate - Place the drawer onto the rails ( 4 ) by tilting it up.
Lower the drawer into place until it is horizontal and
slide the drawer ( 3 ) in.
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4
3.Freezer Drawer
To remove the freezer drawer - Pull the freezer drawer out fully.
Tilt up the rear of the bin and lift
it out to remove.
To relocate the freezer drawer - Place the bin into the rail
assembly.
To remove the divider - Pull the divider straight up.
To relocate the divider - Hook the top corners of divider ( 1 )
over a hole in the bin ( 2 ).
2
Divider
Do not allow babies or children go inside the freezer drawer.
They could damage the refrigerator and seriously injure
themselves. Do not sit on the freezer door. The door may
break. Do not allow children to climb into the freezer drawer.
caution
warning
caution
1
If you remove the divider to clean the freezer drawer, be sure
to replace the divider. It is for the safety of babes or children.
• Children can become trapped inside and suffocate.
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Operating your French Door Refrigerator
Food storage tips
Foods
Refrigerator
Freezer
Storage Tips
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter
2-3 Weeks
6-9 Months
Wrap or cover tightly.
Milk
1-2 Weeks
Not recommended
Check date code. Most milk and similar products are sold in date-coded
cartons that indicate a products’s peak freshness. Re-seal with cap or
wrap tightly. Do not return unused protions to oroginal container.
2-4 Weeks
Not recommended
3-4 Months
6 Months
Hard Cheese (opened)
2 Months
Not recommended
Cottage Cheese
10-15 Days
Not recommended
Cream
7-10 Days
2 Months
Sour Cream
2 Weeks
Not recommended
Cream Dips (opened)
1 Week
Not recommended
Yogurt
10-14 Days
Not recommended
Frozen Yogurt
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2 Months
Eggs (uncooked)
3-4 Weeks
Not recommended
Check date code. Store eggs in coldest part of refrigerator and in their
original container.
Eggs (cooked)
1 Week
Not recommended
Store in covered container
Leftover egg dishes
3-4 Days
Not recommended
Store in covered container
Apples
1 Month
Not recommended
Bananas
2-4 Days
Not recommended
Peaches, Melons,
Pears, Avocados
3-5 Days
Not recommended
Berries and Cherries
2-3 Days
12 Months
Apricots
3-5 Days
Not recommended
Grapes
2-5 Days
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Pineapple (un-cut)
2-3 Days
Not recommended
Pineapple (cut)
5-7 Days
6-12 Months
Citrus
1-2 Weeks
Not recommended
Store uncovered.
Juice
6 Days
Not recommended
Check date code and re-seal in original container. Do not return unused
portions to original container.
Frozen Juice
Thawing only
12 Months
Check date code. Do not re-freeze.
Cream Cheese, cheese
food, and cheese
spread
Hard Cheese (unopened)
Check date code. Keep all cheese tightly packed in moisture proof wrap
Check date code. Most yogurt, creams, and similar products are sold in
date-coded cartons that indicate a product’s peak freshness. Re-seal or
cover tightly. Do not return unused portions to original container.
Check date code. Keep covered.
EGGS
FRESH FRUITS
If storing in refrigerator, do not wash fruit before storing. Store in moisture resistant bags or containers. Wrap cut fruits. Some fruits darken
when refrigerated.
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Foods
Refrigerator
Freezer
Storage Tips
FISH AND SHELLFISH
Fish
1-2 Days
2-3 Months
1-2 Days
6 Months
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3 Months
Shrimp (uncooked)
1-2 Days
12 Months
Crab
3-5 Days
10 Months
Cooked Fish or Shellfish
2-3 Days
3 Months
Chops
2-4 Days
6-12 Months
Ground
1 Day
3-4 Months
Roast
2-4 Days
6-12 Months
Bacon
1-2 Weeks
1-2 Months
Sausage
1-2 Days
1-2 Months
Steak
2-4 Days
6-9 Months
Poultry
1 Day
12 Months
Lunch meat
3-5 Days
1 Month
Meat
2-3 Days
2-3 Months
Poultry
2-3 Days
4-5 Months
Ham
1-2 weeks
1-2 Months
Frozen or Breaded
Keep in original wrapper and store in coldest part of refrigerator. Package in vapor-proof and moisture proof wrap for freezer. Freeze at 0ºF.
Thaw in refrigerator or check date code. Freeze in original packaging.
Shellfish
02Operating
Fatty Fish (mackerel,
trout, salmon)
Lean Fish (cod, flounder,
etc)
To freeze, package in vapor-proof and moisture-proof container.
MEAT
Fresh, Uncooked
Check date code for use. Store in coldest part of refrigerator in original
packaging. Package in moisture-proof and vapor-proof container for
freezing. Recommended refrigerator temperature 33ºF to 36ºF and
freezer temperature 0ºF to 2ºF
Cooked
Check date code for use. Store in coldest part of regrigerator in original
packaging. Package in moisture-proof and vapor-proof container for
freezing.
Sources:
American Meat Institute Foundation. 1994. Yellow pages: answers to predictable questions consumers ask
about meat and poultry. American Meat Institute Food Marketing Institute. 1999. The food keeper. Food
Marketing Institute, Washington, D.C. Freeland-Graves, J.H. and G.C. Peckham. 1996. Foundations of
food preparation, 6th ed. Prentice-Hall, Inc. Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Hillers, V.N. 1993. Storing foods at home.
Washington State University Cooperative Extension, Pullman, WA. Publ. EB 1205.
National Restaurant Association. 2001. Be cool-chill out! Refrigerate promptly. National Restaurant Association
Education Foundation¼s International Food Safety Council, Washington, D.C. USDA. 1997. Basics for handling
food safely. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food Safety and Inspection Service, Washington, D.C.
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Cleaning the refrigerator
Caring for your Samsung French Door Refrigerator prolongs the life of your appliance and helps keep the
refrigerator free of odor and germs.
Cleaning the Interior
Clean the inside walls and accessories with a mild detergent and then
wipe dry with a soft cloth. You can remove the drawers and shelves for
a more thorough cleaning. Just make sure to dry drawers and shelves
before putting them back into place.
Cleaning the Exterior
Wipe the control panel and digital display with a damp, clean, soft cloth.
Do not spray water directly on the surface of the refrigerator.
The doors, handles and cabinet surfaces should be cleaned with a mild
detergent and then wiped dry with a soft cloth. To keep your appliance
looking its best, polish the exterior once or twice a year.
caution
Do not spray water directly or not use a wet or damp cloth.
caution
Do not use benzene, thinner, or Clorox for cleaning. They may damage
the surface of the appliance and may cause a fire.
caution
Printed letters on the display may be erased if the stainless cleaner is applied directly to
the area where the letters are printed.
Cleaning the Ice / Water Dispenser
Push down one end of the tray dispenser and remove it. Wipe the Ice / Water Dispenser
with a clean and soft cloth.
caution
When using the crushed ice selection from the dispenser some residual ice chips may
start to collect in the ice chute. In order to prevent that residual ice from melting and
running out of the chute you should clean out the residual ice when you see it start to
collect in the ice chute.
Cleaning the Rubber door seals
If the rubber door seals are dirty, the doors may not close properly, and
the refrigerator will not operate efficiently. Keep the door seals free of dust
or stain by cleaning the doors with a mild detergent and damp cloth. Wipe
dry with a clean, soft cloth.
caution
Do not clean the refrigerator with benzene, thinner, or car detergent due to risk of fire.
Cleaning the rear side of the refrigerator
1
To keep cords and exposed parts free of dust and dirt accumulation.
Vacuum the rear side of the appliance once or twice a year.
caution
Do not remove the back cover ( 1 ). You could suffer an electric shock.
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Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting
SOLUTION
The refrigerator
does not work at all
or it does not chill
sufficiently.
• Check that the power plug is properly connected.
• Check if the set temperature on the digital display is warmer than the freezer or fridge inner
temperature. If it is, set the refrigerator colder.
• Is the refrigerator in direct sunlight or located near a heat source?
• Is the back of the refrigerator too close to the wall, preventing proper ventilation?
• Check if the set temperature on the digital display is too low.
• Try setting the refrigerator to a warmer temperature.
• Is the temperature in the room too low? Set the refrigerator warmer.
• Did you store the food which is juicy in the coldest part of the refrigerator? Try moving those items
to the other shelves in fridge instead of keeping them in the colder areas or bins.
• Check that the refrigerator is level and stable.
• Is the back of the refrigerator too close to the wall, preventing proper ventilation?
Try moving the back of the refrigerator at least 2 inches from the wall.
• Was anything dropped behind or under the refrigerator?
• A “ticking” sound is heard from inside the refrigerator. It is normal and occurs because various
accessories are contracting or expanding according to the temperature of the refrigerator interior.
• If it sounds as if something is hitting something else inside the refrigerator, this is normal. The
sound is caused by the compressor operating at high capacity.
The food in the fridge
is frozen.
You hear unusual
noise or sounds.
The cabinet-door
sealing area of the
appliance is hot
and condensation is
occurring.
Ice Maker is not
producing ice.
You can hear water
bubbling in the
refrigerator.
There is a bad smell in
the refrigerator.
Frost forms on the
walls of the freezer.
Water dispenser is not
functioning.
Auto close system
does not work with
the freezer door.
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PROBLEM
• Some heat is normal as anti-condensators are installed in the vertical hinged section of the
refrigerator to prevent condensation.
• Is the refrigerator door ajar? Condensation can occur when you leave the door open for a long
time.
•
•
•
•
Did you wait for 12 hours after installation of the water supply line before making ice?
Is the water line connected and the shut-off valve opened?
Did you manually stop the ice making function?
Is the freezer temperature too warm? Try setting the freezer temperature lower.
• This is normal. The bubbling comes from refrigerant circulating through the refrigerator.
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Check for spoiled food.
Foods with strong odors (for example, fish) should be tightly covered.
Clean out your freezer periodically and throw away any spoiled or suspicious food.
Is the air vent blocked? Remove any obstructions so air can circulate freely.
Allow sufficient space between the stored foods for efficient air circulation.
Is the freezer drawer closed properly?
Is the water line connected and the shut-off valve opened?
Has the water supply line tubing been crushed or kinked?
Make sure the tubing is free and clear of any obstruction.
Is the water tank frozen because the fridge temperature is too low?
Try selecting a warmer setting on the Digital display.
• Is there an imbalance between the right and left parts of the door?
• Open and close the door smoothly 1~2 times. After you do this, the auto close system usually
works properly again.
• Try opening the door smoothly to avoid unbalancing the right part and the left part of the door.
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Warranty
Warranty on samsung refrigerator
LIMITED WARRANTY TO ORIGINAL PURCHASER
This Samsung brand product, as supplied and distributed by Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung)
and delivered new, in the original carton to the original consumer purchaser, is warranted by Samsung against
manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a limited warranty period of:
One (1) year Parts and Labor on Refrigerator
Five (5) years Parts and Labor on sealed Refrigeration system only*
(*Compressor, evaporator, condenser, drier, connecting tubing)
This limited warranty begins on the original date of purchase, and is valid only on products purchased and used
in the United States. To receive warranty service, the purchaser must contact Samsung for problem determination
and service procedures. Warranty service can only be performed by a Samsung authorized service center. The
original dated bill of sale must be presented upon request as proof of purchase to Samsung or Samsung authorized
service center.
Samsung will repair or replace any part found to be defective, at our option and at no charge as stipulatedX
herein, with new or reconditioned parts during the limited warranty period specified above. All replaced parts and
products become the property of Samsung and must be returned to Samsung. Replacement parts and products
assume the remaining original warranty, or ninety (90) days, whichever is longer.
In-home service will be provided during the warranty labor period subject to availability within the contiguous United
States. In-home service is not available in all areas. To receive in-home service, the product must be unobstructed
and accessible from floor level to service personnel. If during in-home service repair cannot be completed, it may
be necessary to remove, repair and return the product. If in-home service is unavailable, Samsung may elect, at
our option, to provide for transportation of our choice to and from a Samsung authorized service center. Otherwise,
transportation to and from the Samsung authorized service center is the responsibility of the purchaser.
This limited warranty covers manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship encountered in normal,
noncommercial use of this product, and shall not apply to the following, including, but not limited to: damage
which occurs in shipment; delivery and installation; applications and uses for which this product was not
intended; altered product or serial numbers; cosmetic damage or exterior finish; accidents, abuse, neglect, fire,
water, lightning or other acts of nature; use of products, equipment, systems, utilities, services, parts, supplies,
accessories, applications, installations, repairs, external plumbing and leaks, external wiring, circuit breakers,
fuses or connectors not supplied and authorized by Samsung, or which damage this product or result in service
problems; incorrect electrical line voltage, fluctuations and surges; customer adjustments and failure to follow
operating instructions, cleaning, maintenance and environmental instructions that are covered and prescribed in
the instruction book; loss of food due to spoilage; consumable items including filters and light.
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THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED AND DESCRIBED ABOVE, AND NO
WARRANTIES WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL APPLY AFTER THE EXPRESS
WARRANTY PERIODS STATED ABOVE, AND NO OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY OR GUARANTY GIVEN BY ANY
PERSON, FIRM OR CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO THIS PRODUCT SHALL BE BINDING ON SAMSUNG.
SAMSUNG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUE OR PROFITS, FAILURE TO REALIZE SAVINGS OR
OTHER BENEFITS, OR ANY OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE
USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT, REGARDLESS OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE
CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF SAMSUNG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST SAMSUNG BE GREATER IN AMOUNT THAN THE PURCHASE
PRICE OF THE PRODUCT SOLD BY SAMSUNG AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING
THE FOREGOING, PURCHASER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR INJURY TO
PURCHASER AND PURCHASER’S PROPERTY AND TO OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF
THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT SOLD BY SAMSUNG NOT CAUSED DIRECTLY BY
THE NEGLIGENCE OF SAMSUNG. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN
THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER OF THIS PRODUCT, IS NONTRANSFERABLE AND STATES YOUR EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
To obtain warranty service, please contact Samsung at:
SAMSUNG CUSTOMER CARE CENTER
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 85 Challenger Road Ridgefield Park, NJ 07660
1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) and www.samsung.com
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