Maytag JENN-AIR Owner`s manual

Service
This manual is to be used by qualified appliance
technicians only. Maytag does not assume any
responsibility for property damage or personal
injury for improper service procedures done by
an unqualified person.
Bottom Mount
Refrigerators
This Base Manual covers general information
Refer to individual Technical Sheet
for information on specific models
This manual includes, but is
not limited to the following:
Amana
Jenn-Air
ABB1921DE*
ABB1924DE*
ABB1927DE*
ABB192ZDE*
ABB2224DE*
ABB2227DE*
ABB222ZDE*
ABB2524DE*
ABB2527DE*
ABC2037DPS
ABC2037DT*
ABD2233DE*
ABD2533DE*
ABR2224DE*
ABR2227DE*
ABR222ZDE*
AFD2535DE*
JBB2088HE*
JBL2086HE*
JBL2087HE*
JBL2088HE*
JBR2087HE*
JFC2087HE*
JFC2087HP*
JFC2087HR*
JBC2089HE*
Maytag
MBB1952HE*
MBB2224DE*
MBF1956HE*
MBF2256HE*
MBF2258HE*
MBF2259HE*
MBF2262HE*
MBF2556HE*
MBF2558HE*
MBD2560HE*
MFD2560HE*
MBD2561HE*
MBF2562HE*
PBB1951HE*
PBF1951HE*
PBF2253HE*
PBF2255HE*
PBF2555HE*
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Important Information
Important Notices for Servicers and Consumers
Maytag will not be responsible for personal injury or property damage from improper service procedures. Pride and
workmanship go into every product to provide our customers with quality products. It is possible, however, that
during its lifetime a product may require service. Products should be serviced only by a qualified service technician
who is familiar with the safety procedures required in the repair and who is equipped with the proper tools, parts,
testing instruments and the appropriate service information. IT IS THE TECHNICIANS RESPONSIBILITY TO
REVIEW ALL APPROPRIATE SERVICE INFORMATION BEFORE BEGINNING REPAIRS.
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WARNING
To avoid risk of severe personal injury or death, disconnect power before working/servicing on appliance to avoid
electrical shock.
To locate an authorized servicer, please consult your telephone book or the dealer from whom you purchased this
product. For further assistance, please contact:
Customer Service Support Center
CAIR Center
Web Site
Telephone Number
WWW.AMANA.COM ............................................... 1-800-843-0304
WWW.JENNAIR.COM ............................................ 1-800-536-6247
WWW.MAYTAG.COM ............................................. 1-800-688-9900
CAIR Center in Canada .......................................... 1-800-688-2002
Amana Canada Product .......................................... 1-866-587-2002
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, and Labels
! DANGER
DANGER—Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury or death.
!
WARNING
WARNING—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in severe personal injury or death.
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CAUTION
CAUTION—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal injury, product or property
damage.
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Table of Contents
Important Information .................................................... 2
Product Design ............................................................. 4
Component Testing ....................................................... 5
Service Procedures ...................................................... 11
Service Equipment ....................................................... 11
Drier Replacement ....................................................... 11
Refrigerant Precautions ................................................ 12
Line Piercing Valves ..................................................... 12
Open Lines .................................................................. 12
Compressor Operational Test ....................................... 12
Dehydrating Sealed Refrigeration System .................... 13
Leak Testing ................................................................. 13
Testing Systems Containing a
Refrigerant Charge ................................................. 13
Testing Systems Containing
No Refrigerant Charge ............................................ 13
Restrictions .................................................................. 14
Symptoms ............................................................. 14
Testing for Restrictions .......................................... 14
Evacuation and Charging .............................................. 15
Evacuation ............................................................. 15
Charging ................................................................ 16
Refrigerant Charge ................................................. 16
HFC134a Service Information ....................................... 17
Health, Safety, and Handling .................................. 17
Comparison of CFC12 and HFC134a Properties ..... 17
Replacement Service Compressor ................................ 18
Compressor Testing Procedures ............................ 18
Brazing ........................................................................ 18
Refrigerant Flow 19, 20, 22, 25 cu. ft ............................ 19
Cabinet Air Flow 19, 20, 22, 25 cu. ft ............................ 20
20 cu. ft Machine Compartment Air Flow Diagram ........ 21
19, 22, 25 cu. ft Machine Compartment
Air Flow Diagram ......................................................... 22
Water Dispenser Flow .................................................. 23
Typical External Sweat Pattern...................................24
Troubleshooting Chart................................................25
System Diagnosis ........................................................ 28
Disassembly Procedures
Fresh Food Door .................................................... 31
Freezer Door .......................................................... 31
Freezer Drawer ...................................................... 31
Refrigerator Compartment
Light Bulb .............................................................. 31
Light Bulb Assembly .............................................. 31
Light Bulb Sockets ................................................ 32
Defrost Timer ......................................................... 32
PC Control Board ................................................... 32
Light Switch ........................................................... 32
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Temp- Assure™ Damper control ............................ 32
Electronic Temp-Assure™ Damper control ............ 33
Fresh Food Thermistor ........................................... 33
Water Tank ............................................................ 33
Water Dispenser .................................................... 33
Freezer Compartment
Freezer Temperature Control .................................. 33
Freezer Thermistor ................................................. 34
Light Socket .......................................................... 34
Light Switch ........................................................... 34
Freezer Back Panel ............................................... 34
Evaporator Fan and Evaporator Motor ................... 34
Defrost Terminator (thermostat) .............................. 34
Defrost Heater ....................................................... 34
Evaporator Removal ............................................... 35
Drawer Assembly ................................................... 35
Drawer Rails .......................................................... 35
Rack and Pinion Gear ............................................ 35
Bottom of Cabinet
Front roller assembly ............................................. 35
Rear roller assembly............................................36
Machine Compartment
Condenser Fan and Fan motor ............................... 36
Compressor ........................................................... 36
Overload/Relay/Capacitor ....................................... 36
Condensate Drain Pan ........................................... 36
Condensate Drain Tube .......................................... 36
Condenser Removal ............................................... 36
Control Board ( Mid Level)
Programming Mode ............................................... 37
Defrost Operation ................................................... 37
Forced Defrost Mode ............................................. 37
Service Test Mode ................................................. 38
Service Test 1-Defrost Thermostat & Defrost Circuit
Test ....................................................................... 38
Service Test 2-Compressor/Condenser Fan Test .... 39
Service Test 3-Evaporator/Freezer Fan Test ........... 39
Service Test 4-Fresh Food Thermistor Test ............ 39
Service Test 5-Freezer Thermistor Test .................. 39
Service Test 6-Open Damper Test .......................... 40
Service Test 7-FF Performance Adjustment ............ 40
Service Test 8-FZ Performance Adjustment ............ 40
Show Room Mode ................................................. 41
Thermistor Resistance Chart ........................................ 41
Control Board (Fully Electronic) .................................... 42
Programming Mode: .............................................. 42
Defrost Operation ................................................... 42
Forced Defrost Mode ............................................. 42
Service Test Mode ................................................. 42
Show Room Mode ................................................. 45
Sabbath Mode ....................................................... 45
Fahrenheit or Celsius Mode ................................... 45
Alarm Enable Mode ............................................... 45
Appendix A
Owner’s Manual ........ ........................................A-1
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Product Design
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Refrigeration System
Defrost System
Compressor forces high temperature vapor into fan
cooled tube and wire condenser where vapor is cooled
and condensed into high pressure liquid by circulation
of air across condenser coil. (See Refrigerant Flow
Diagram, page 18)
Mechanical Defrost
Every 8 hours of compressor run time defrost timer
activates radiant electric defrost heater suspended
from evaporator. After 33 minutes of defrost cycle time,
timer restores circuit to compressor.
High pressure liquid passes into post-condenser loop
which helps to prevent condensation around freezer
compartment opening and through molecular sieve drier
and into capillary tube. Small inside diameter of
capillary offers resistance, decreasing pressure, and
temperature of liquid discharged into evaporator.
Capillary diameter and length is carefully sized for each
system.
Defrost terminator (thermostat) is wired in series with
defrost heater. Terminator opens and breaks circuit
when preset high temperature is reached. After defrost
thermostat opens, thermostat remains open until end
of defrost cycle when cooling cycle starts and
terminator senses present low temperature and closes.
Capillary enters evaporator at top front. Combined liquid
and saturated gas flows through front to bottom of coil
and into suction line. Aluminium tube evaporator coil is
located in freezer compartment where circulating
evaporator fan moves air through coil and into fresh food
compartment.
Large surface of evaporator allows heat to be absorbed
from both fresh food and freezer compartments by
airflow over evaporator coil causing some of the liquid to
evaporate. Temperature of evaporator tubing near end of
running cycle may vary from -13°F to -25°F.
Saturated gas is drawn off through suction line where
superheated gas enters compressor. To raise
temperature of gas, suction line is placed in heat
exchange with capillary.
Defrost heater is suspended on left side of evaporator
coil and across bottom to keep defrost drain free
flowing during defrost. Defrost water is caught in trough
under evaporator coil and flows through drain hole in
liner and drain tubing into drain pan. Air circulated by
condenser fan over pan evaporates water.
Mid Level & Fully Electronic Defrost System
The Control Board adapts the compressor run time
between defrosts to achieve optimum defrost intervals
by monitoring the length of time the defrost heater is
on.
After initial power up, defrost interval is 4 hours
compressor run time. Defrost occurs immediately after
the 4 hours.
Note: Once unit is ready to defrost there is a 4 minute
wait time prior to the beginning of the defrost
cycle.
Temperature Controls
Freezer compartment temperature is regulated by air
sensing thermostat at top front of freezer compartment
which actuates compressor. Control should be set to
maintain freezer temperature between 0°F to -2°F.
Fresh food compartment temperature is regulated by an
air damper control governing amount of refrigerated air
entering fresh food compartment from freezer. Fresh
food compartment temperature should be between 38°F
and 40°F.
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Component Testing
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Component
Compressor
Description
When compressor electrical circuit is
energized, the start winding current
causes relay to heat. After an amount of
starting time, the start winding circuit
turns off. The relay will switch off the start
winding circuit even though compressor
has not started (for example, when
attempting to restart after momentary
power interruption).
With “open” relay, compressor will not
start because there is little or no current
to start windings. Overload protection will
open due to high locked rotor run winding
current.
With “shorted” relay or capacitor,
compressor will start and overload
protector will quickly open due to high
current of combined run and start
windings.
Test Procedures
Resistance test
1. Disconnect power to unit.
2. Discharge capacitor by shorting across terminals with a resistor for 1 minute.
NOTE: (Some compressors do not have a run capacitor.)
3. Remove leads from compressor terminals.
4. Set ohmmeter to lowest scale.
5. Check for resistance between
Terminals “S” and “C”, start winding
Terminals “R” and “C”, run winding
If either compressor winding reads open (infinite or very high resistance) or
dead short (0 ohms), replace compressor.
Ground test
1. Disconnect power to refrigerator.
2. Discharge capacitor, if present, by shorting terminals through a resistor.
3. Remove compressor leads and use an ohmmeter set on highest scale.
4. Touch one lead to compressor body (clean point of contact) and other probe
to each compressor terminal.
• If reading is obtained, compressor is grounded and must be replaced.
Operation test
If voltage, capacitor, overload, and motor winding tests do not show cause for
failure, perform the following test:
With open or weak capacitor, compressor 1. Disconnect power to refrigerator.
2. Discharge capacitor by shorting capacitor terminals through a resistor.
will start and run as normal but will
3. Remove leads from compressor terminals.
consume more energy.
4. Wire a test cord to power switch.
5. Place time delayed fuse with UL rating equal to amp rating of motor in test
cord socket. (Refer to Technical Data Sheet)
6. Remove overload and relay.
7. Connect start, common and run leads of test cord on appropriate terminals of
compressor.
8. Attach capacitor leads of test cord together. If capacitor is used, attach
capacitor lead to a known good capacitor of same capacity.
To AC supply
Switch
Compressor
Fuses
C
S
R
Capacitor
Test configuration
9. Plug test cord into multimeter to determine start and run wattage and to check
for low voltage, which can also be a source of trouble indications.
10. With power to multimeter, press start cord switch and release.
• If compressor motor starts and draws normal wattage, compressor is okay
and trouble is in capacitor, relay/overload, freezer temperature control, or
elsewhere in system.
• If compressor does not start when direct wired, recover refrigerant at high
side. After refrigerant is recovered, repeat compressor direct wire test. If
compressor runs after recovery but would not run when direct wired before
recover, a restriction in sealed system is indicated.
• If compressor does not run when wired direct after recovery, replace faulty
compressor.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Component
Capacitor
Description
Test Procedures
Run capacitor connects to relay terminal
3 and L side of line.
Some compressors do not require a run
capacitor; refer to the Technical Data
Sheet for the unit being serviced.
!
WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death,
discharge capacitor through a resistor before handling.
1. Disconnect power to refrigerator.
2. Remove capacitor cover and disconnect capacitor wires.
3. Discharge capacitor by shorting across terminals with a resistor for 1 minute.
4. Check resistance across capacitor terminals with ohmmeter set on “X1K”
scale.
• Good—needle swings to 0 ohms and slowly moves back to infinity.
• Open—needle does not move. Replace capacitor.
• Shorted—needle moves to zero and stays. Replace capacitor.
• High resistance leak—needle jumps toward 0 and then moves back to
constant high resistance (not infinity).
Condenser
Condenser is a tube and wire
construction located in machine
compartment.
Leaks in condenser can usually be detected by using an electronic leak detector
or soap solution. Look for signs of compressor oil when checking for leaks. A
certain amount of compressor oil is circulated with refrigerant.
Condenser is on high pressure discharge Leaks in post condenser loop are rare because loop is a one-piece copper tube.
side of compressor. Condenser function
is to transfer heat absorbed by refrigerant For minute leaks
1. Separate condenser from rest of refrigeration system and pressurize
to ambient.
condenser up to a maximum of 235 PSI with a refrigerant and dry nitrogen
combination.
Higher pressure gas is routed to
condenser where, as gas temperature is 2. Recheck for leaks.
reduced, gas condenses into a high
pressure liquid state. Heat transfer takes
place because discharged gas is at a
higher temperature than air that is
passing over condenser. It is very
important that adequate air flow over
To avoid severe personal injury or death from sudden eruption of high
condenser is maintained.
pressures gases, observe the following:
Protect against a sudden eruption if high pressures are required for leak
Condenser is air cooled by condenser fan
checking.
motor. If efficiency of heat transfer from
Do not use high pressure compressed gases in refrigeration systems
condenser to surrounding air is impaired,
without a reliable pressure regulator and pressure relief valve in the
condensing temperature becomes higher.
lines.
High liquid temperature means liquid will
not remove as much heat during boiling
in evaporator as under normal conditions.
This would be indicated by high than
normal head pressures, long run time,
and high wattage. Remove any lint or
other accumulation, that would restrict
normal air movement through condenser.
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WARNING
From condenser the refrigerant flows into
a post condenser loop which helps
control exterior condensation on flange,
center mullion, and around freezer door.
Refrigerant the flows through the drier to
evaporator and into compressor through
suction line.
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Component Testing
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Component
Overload / Relay
Description
When voltage is connected and relay is
cool, current passes through relay to start
winding.
After a short time, current heats the
resistor in relay and resistance will rise
blocking current flow through relay.
Test Procedures
1. Disconnect power to the refrigerator.
2. Remove relay cover and disconnect leads.
3. Check resistance across terminals 2 and 3 with an ohmmeter:
Normal = 3 to 12 ohms
Shorted = 0 ohms
Open = infinite ohms
Start winding remains in the circuit through
run capacitor.
Freezer
temperature
control
Solid state relay plugs directly on
compressor start and run terminals. Relay
terminals 2 and 3 are connected within
relay. Run capacitor is connected to relay
terminal 3. L2 side of 120 VAC power is
connected to relay terminal 2.
Freezer temperature control is a capillary Check for proper calibration with thermocouple capillary in air supply well by
tube operating a single pole, single throw recording cut-in and cut-out temperatures at middle setting. Refer to tech sheet
for model being serviced for expected temperatures.
switch.
Freezer temperature control controls run
cycle through defrost timer.
Check control contacts are opening by disconnecting electrical leads to control
and turning control knob to coldest setting. Check for continuity across
terminals.
Altitude Adjustment
When altitude adjustment is required on a
Altitude Counter in Feet
G.E. control, turn altitude adjustment
Turn Screw
screw 1/7 turn counter clockwise for each Feet Above
Clockwise (Angular
1,000 feet increase in altitude up to 10,000 Sea Level
Degrees)
feet. One full turn equals 10,000 feet
maximum.
30
2,000
81
4,000
In most cases the need for altitude
129
6,000
adjustments can be avoided by simply
174
8,000
turning temperature control knob to colder
216
10,000
setting.
Control board
330
0
30
300
60
270
90
240
210
120
180
150
On some models.
See “Control Board” section for
troubleshooting information.
Ice maker
Evaporator fan
motor
Optional on some models.
See “Ice Maker” section for service
information.
1. Disconnect power to unit.
Evaporator fan moves air across
evaporator coil and throughout refrigerator 2. Disconnect fan motor leads.
3. Check resistance from ground connection solder. Trace to motor frame must
cabinet.
not exceed .05 ohms.
4. Check for voltage at connector to motor with unit in refrigeration mode and
compressor operating.
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Component
Description
Switch, refrigerator Single pole, single throw switch
completes circuit for light when door is
light,
open.
Test Procedures
Check resistant across terminals.
Switch arm depressed
“NO” terminals
Switch arm up
“NO” terminals
Switch, freezer
light
Switch, water
dispenser
Closed
Check resistant across terminals.
Switch arm depressed
“NO” terminals
Open
”NC” terminals
Closed
Switch arm up
“NO” terminals
Closed
“NC” terminals
Open
Check resistant across terminals.
Single pole, single throw switch
Water button not depressed
completes circuit for water solenoid when
“NO” terminals
Open
button is depressed.
Single pole, double throw switch
completes circuit for light when door is
open. Opens circuit to icemaker when
door is open.
Water button depressed
“NO” terminals
Drier
Open
Drier is placed at post condenser loop
outlet and passes liquefied refrigerant to
capillary.
Desiccant (20) 8 x 12 4AXH - 7 M>S> Grams
Closed
Drier must be changed every time the system is opened for testing or
compressor replacement.
NOTE: Drier used in R12 sealed system is not interchangeable with
drier used in R134a sealed system. Always replace drier in R134a
system with Amana part number B2150504.
Before opening refrigeration system, recover HFC134a refrigerant for safe
disposal.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Cut drier out of system using the following procedure. Do not unbraze drier.
Applying heat to remove drier will drive moisture into the system.
Score capillary tube close to drier and break.
Reform inlet tube to drier allowing enough space for large tube cutter.
Cut circumference of drier 1 ¼" below condenser inlet tube joint to drier.
Remove drier.
Apply heat trap paste on post condenser tubes to protect grommets from high
heat.
8. Unbraze remaining part of drier. Remove drier from system.
9. Discard drier in safe place. Do not leave drier with customer. If refrigerator is
under warranty, old drier must accompany warranty claim.
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WARNING
To avoid death or severe personal injury, cut drier at correct location.
Cutting drier at incorrect location will allow desiccant beads to scatter. If
spilled, completely clean area of beads.
Adaptive defrost
control (ADC)
8
The ADC adapts the compressor run time Refer to specific Technical Data Sheet with unit for troubleshooting procedure.
between defrosts to achieve optimum
defrost intervals by monitoring the cold
control and length the defrost heater is
on.
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Component Testing
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Component
Defrost timer
Description
Timer motor operates only when freezer
control is closed.
Test Procedures
1. To check timer motor winding, check for continuity between terminals 1 and 3
of timer.
2. Depending on rotating position of the cam, terminal 1 of timer is common to
both terminal 2, the defrost mode, and terminal 4, the compressor mode.
After specified amount of actual
There should never be continuity between terminals 2 and 4.
operating time, inner cam in timer throws
the contacts from terminal 4, compressor 3. With continuity between terminals 1 and 4, rotate timer knob clockwise until
audible click is heard. When the click is heard, reading between terminals 1
circuit, to terminal 2, defrost
and 4 should be infinite and there should be continuity between terminals 1
thermostat/defrost heater circuit.
and 2.
4. Continuing to rotate time knob until a second click is heard should restore
After specified defrost cycle time, timer
circuit between terminals 1 and 4.
cam resets the circuitry through terminal
4 to compressor.
Water valve
Controls water flow to the ice maker.
Check resistance across coil windings.
Controlled by thermostat in ice maker.
See Ice Maker Section for further
information.
Evaporator
Inner volume of evaporator allows liquid
refrigerant discharged from capillary to
expand into refrigerant gas.
Test for leaks in evaporator with electronic leak detector or with soap solution.
Compressor oil is circulated with refrigerant; check for oil when checking for
leaks.
Expansion cools evaporator tube and fin For minute leaks
1. Separate evaporator from rest of refrigeration system and pressurize
temperature to approximately -20°F
evaporator up to a maximum of 140 PSI with a refrigerant and dry nitrogen
transferring heat from freezer section to
combination.
refrigerant.
2. Recheck for leaks.
Passing through suction line to
compressor, the refrigerant picks up
superheat (a relationship between
pressure and temperature that assures
To avoid severe personal injury or death from sudden eruption of high
complete vaporization of liquid
pressures gases, observe the following:
refrigerant) as the result of capillary tube
Protect against a sudden eruption if high pressures are required for leak
soldered to suction line.
checking.
Do not use high pressure compressed gases in refrigeration systems
Refrigerant gas is pulled through suction
without a reliable pressure regulator and pressure relief valve in the
line by compressor, completing
lines.
refrigeration cycle.
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Evaporator heater Activated when defrost thermostat,
(defrost)
defrost timer, and freezer control
complete circuit through heater.
Thermostat
(defrost)
Thermostat is in a series circuit with
terminal 2 of defrost timer, and defrost
heater. Circuit is complete if evaporator
fan motor operates when cold.
Controls the circuit from freezer
thermostat through defrost terminator to
defrost heater. Opens and breaks circuit
when thermostat senses preset high
temperature.
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Check resistance across heater.
To check defrost system :
1. Thermocouple defrost thermostat and plug refrigerator into wattmeter.
2. Turn into defrost mode. Wattmeter should read specified watts (according to
Technical Data Sheet).
3. When defrost thermostat reaches specified temperature ±5°F (see Technical
Data Sheet), thermostat should interrupt power to heater.
Test continuity across terminals.
With power off and evaporator coil below freezing, thermostat should show
continuity when checked with ohmmeter. See “Heater, evaporator (defrost)”
section for additional tests.
After defrost thermostat opens, thermostat remains open until end of defrost cycle
and refrigerator starts cooling again. Defrost thermostat senses a preset low
temperature and resets (closes).
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WARNING
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procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Component
Thermistor
Condenser motor
ECM condenser
motor
Description
Temperature sensing device
Test Procedures
Check resistance across leads.
Temperature
Resistance
77°F
10,000 ohms
36°F
29,500 ohms
0°F
86,300 ohms
Condenser fan moves cooling air across Check resistance across coil.
condenser coil and compressor body.
Condenser fan motor is in parallel circuit
with compressor.
Condenser fan moves cooling air across Check resistance across coil.
condenser coil and compressor body.
Condenser fan motor is in parallel circuit
with compressor.
Electric damper
control
Damper control balances the air delivery Check resistance across terminals.
If no resistance across terminals replace damper control.
between refrigerator and freezer
compartments providing temperature
control for refrigerator.
Electrical voltage activates damper
control and door closes restricting flow of
air from freezer compartment to
refrigerator compartment.
Damper control
Damper control balances the air delivery Subject capillary to appropriate temperature (refer to Technical Data Sheet for
model being serviced).
between refrigerator and freezer
compartments providing temperature
Damper door should close to within ¼" of completely shut.
control for refrigerator.
Internal capillary activates damper control If altitude adjustment is required, turn altitude adjustment screw 1/8 turn
clockwise for each 1,000 feet increase in altitude.
and door closes restricting flow of air
from freezer compartment to refrigerator
There are no electrical connections to damper control. See Technical Data Sheet
compartment.
for damper specifications for unit being serviced.
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Service Equipment
Listed below is equipment needed for proper servicing
of HFC134a systems. Verify equipment is confirmed
by manufacturer as being compatible with HFC134a
and ester oil system.
Equipment must be exclusively used for HFC134a.
Exclusive use of equipment only applies to italic items.
• Evacuation pump
Check with vacuum pump supplier to verify equipment
is compatible for HFC134a. Robinair, Model 15600
2 stage, 6 cubic feet per minute pump is
recommended.
• Four-way manifold gauge set, with low loss hoses
• Leak detector
• Charging cylinder
• Line piercing saddle valve
(Schroeder valves). Seals must be HFC134a and
ester oil compatible. Line piercing valves may be used
for diagnosis but are not suitable for evacuation or
charging, due to minute holes pierced in tubing. Do
not leave mechanical access valves on system.
Valves eventually will leak. Molecules of HFC134a are
smaller than other refrigerants and will leak where
other refrigerants would not.
• Swagging tools
• Flaring tools
• Tubing cutter
• Flux
• Sil-Fos
• Silver solder
• Oil for swagging and flaring
Use only part # R0157532
• Copper tubing
Use only part # R0174075 and # R0174076
• Dry nitrogen
99.5% minimum purity, with -40°F or lower dew point
• Crimp tool
• Tube bender
• Micron vacuum gauge
• Process tube adaptor kit
• Heat trap paste
• ICI appliance grade HFC134a
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Drier Replacement
Before opening refrigeration system, recover
HFC134a refrigerant for safe disposal.
Every time sealed HFC134a system is repaired, drier
filter must be replaced with, part # B2150504.
Cut drier out of system by completing the following
steps. Do not unbraze drier filter. Applying heat to
remove drier will drive moisture into system.
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of severe personal injury or death, cut
drier at correct location. Cutting drier at incorrect
location will allow desiccant beads to scatter.
Completely clean area of beads, if spilled.
1. Score capillary tube close to drier and break.
2. Reform inlet tube to drier allowing enough space
for large tube cutter.
3. Cut circumference of drier at 1-1/4", below
condenser inlet tube joint to drier.
4. Remove drier.
5. Apply heat trap paste on post condenser tubes to
protect grommets from high heat.
6. Unbraze remaining part of drier. Remove drier
from system.
7. Discard drier in safe place. Do not leave drier with
customer. If refrigerator is under warranty, old
drier must accompany warranty claim.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Refrigerant Precautions
To AC supply
! WARNING
Switch
To avoid risk of personal injury, do not allow
refrigerant to contact eyes or skin.
Compressor
Fuses
C
! CAUTION
S
R
To avoid risk of property damage, do not use
refrigerant other than that shown on unit serial
number identification plate.
Capacitor
NOTE: All precautionary measures recommended by
refrigerant manufacturers and suppliers apply
and should be observed.
Line Piercing Valves
Line piercing valves can be used for diagnosis, but
are not suitable for evacuating or charging due to
holes pierced in tubing by valves.
NOTE: Do not leave line piercing valves on system.
Connection between valve and tubing is not
hermetically sealed. Leaks will occur.
Open Lines
During any processing of refrigeration system, never
leave lines open to atmosphere. Open lines allow water
vapor to enter system, making proper evacuation more
difficult.
Compressor Operational Test
(short term testing only)
If compressor voltage, capacitor, overload, and motor
winding tests are successful (do not indicate a fault),
perform the following test:
1.Disconnect power to unit.
2.Discharge capacitor by shorting capacitor
terminals through a resistor.
Attaching Capacitor for Compressor Test
5. Connect a known good capacitor into circuit as shown
above. For proper capacitor size and rating, see
technical data sheet for unit under test.
NOTE: Ensure test cord cables and fuses meet
specifications for unit under test (see Technical
Sheet for unit under test).
6. Replace compressor protector cover securely.
7. Plug test cord into outlet, then press and release start
cord switch.
! CAUTION
To avoid risk of damage to compressor windings,
immediately disconnect (unplug) test cord from power
source if compressor does not start. Damage to
compressor windings occurs if windings remain
energized when compressor is not running.
If compressor runs when direct wired, it is working
properly. Malfunction is elsewhere in system.
If compressor does not start when direct wired, recover
system at high side. After the system is recovered,
repeat compressor direct wire test.
NOTE: Not all units have run capacitor.
3.Remove leads from compressor terminals.
4.Attach test cord to compressor windings.
• Common lead on test cord attaches to C terminal
on compressor.
• Start lead on test cord attaches to S terminal on
compressor.
If compressor runs after system is recovered (but
would not operate when wired direct before recovery) a
restriction in sealed system is indicated.
If motor does not run when wired direct after recovery,
replace faulty compressor.
• Run lead on test cord attaches to M terminal on
compressor.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Dehydrating Sealed Refrigeration System
Moisture in a refrigerator sealed system exposed to
heat generated by the compressor and motor reacts
chemically with refrigerant and oil in the system and
forms corrosive hydrochloric and hydrofluoric acids.
These acids contribute to breakdown of motor winding
insulation and corrosion of compressor working parts,
causing compressor failure.
In addition, sludge, a residue of the chemical reaction,
coats all surfaces of sealed system, and will eventually
restrict refrigerant flow through capillary tube.
To dehydrate sealed system, evacuate system (see
paragraph Evacuation).
Leak Testing
!
Testing Systems Containing No Refrigerant Charge
1. Connect cylinder of nitrogen, through gauge
manifold, to process tube of compressor and liquid
line strainer.
2. Open valves on nitrogen cylinder and gauge manifold.
Allow pressure to build within sealed system.
3. Check for leaks using soap suds.
If a leak is detected in a joint, do not to attempt to repair
by applying additional brazing material. Joint must be
disassembled, cleaned and rebrazed. Capture refrigerant
charge (if system is charged), unbraze joint, clean all
parts, then rebraze.
If leak is detected in tubing, replace tubing. If leak is
detected in either coil, replace faulty coil.
DANGER
To avoid risk of serious injury or death from violent
explosions, NEVER use oxygen or acetylene for
pressure testing or clean out of refrigeration
systems. Free oxygen will explode on contact with
oil. Acetylene will explode spontaneously when put
under pressure.
It is important to check sealed system for refrigerant
leaks. Undetected leaks can lead to repeated service
calls and eventually result in system contamination,
restrictions, and premature compressor failure.
Refrigerant leaks are best detected with halide or
electronic leak detectors.
Testing Systems Containing a Refrigerant Charge
1. Stop unit operation (turn refrigerator off).
2. Holding leak detector exploring tube as close to
system tubing as possible, check all piping, joints,
and fittings.
NOTE: Use soap suds on areas leak detector cannot
reach or reliably test.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Restrictions
Symptoms
Restrictions in sealed system most often occur at
capillary tube or filter drier, but can exist anywhere on
liquid side of system.
3. Visually check system for kinks in refrigeration line
which is causing restriction. Correct kink and repeat
step 2.
4. Turn unit off and time how long it takes high and low
pressure gauges to equalize:
Restrictions reduce refrigerant flow rate and heat
removal rate. Wattage drops because compressor is
not circulating normal amount of refrigerants.
• If pressure equalization takes longer than 10
minutes, a restriction exists in the capillary tube or
drier filter. Go to step 5.
Common causes of total restrictions are moisture,
poorly soldered joints, or solid contaminants. Moisture
freezes at evaporator inlet end of capillary tube. Solid
contaminants collect in filter drier.
• If pressure equalization takes less than 10 minutes,
system is not restricted. Check for other possible
causes of malfunction.
5. Recover refrigerant in sealed system.
If restriction is on low side, suction pressure will be in a
vacuum and head pressure will be near normal.
NOTE: Before opening any refrigeration system,
capture refrigerant in system for safe disposal.
If restriction is on high side, suction pressure will be in
a vacuum and head pressure will be higher than
normal during pump out cycle.
Refrigeration occurs on low pressure side of partial
restriction. There will be a temperature difference at
the point of restriction. Frost and/or condensation will
be present in most case at the point of restriction.
Also, system requires longer to equalize.
Slight or partial restriction can give the same
symptoms as refrigerant shortage including lower than
normal back pressure, head pressure, wattage, and
warmer temperatures.
Total restriction on the discharge side of compressor,
when restriction is between compressor and first half
of condenser, results in higher than normal head
pressure and wattage while low side is being pumped
out.
Testing for Restrictions
To determine if a restriction exists:
1. Attach gauge and manifold between suction and
discharge sides of sealed system.
6. Remove power from unit.
! CAUTION
To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage,
take necessary precautions against high
temperatures required for brazing.
7. Remove and replace restricted device.
8. Evacuate sealed system.
9. Charge system to specification.
NOTE: Do not use captured or recycled refrigerant in
units. Captured or recycled refrigerant voids any
compressor manufacturer's warranty.
NOTE: Charge system with exact amount of refrigerant.
Refer to unit nameplate for correct refrigerant
charge. Inaccurately charged system will cause
future problems.
2. Turn unit on and allow pressure on each side to
stabilize. Inspect condenser side of system. Tubing
on condenser should be warm and temperature
should be equal throughout (no sudden drops at any
point along tubing).
• If temperature of condenser tubing is consistent
throughout, go to step 4.
• If temperature of condenser tubing drops suddenly
at any point, tubing is restricted at point of
temperature drop (if restriction is severe, frost may
form at point of restriction and extend down in
direction of refrigerant flow in system). Go to step 5.
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Service Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Evacuation and Charging
!
Thermistor
Vacuum Gauge
CAUTION
Low Side Gauge
E
Valve
To avoid risk of fire, sealed refrigeration system
must be air free. To avoid risk of air contamination,
follow evacuation procedures exactly.
Air in sealed system causes high condensing
temperature and pressure, resulting in increased
power requirements and reduced performance.
Moisture in sealed system chemically reacts with
refrigerant and oil to form corrosive hydrofluoric and
hydrochloric acids. These acids attack motor windings
and parts, causing premature breakdown.
Before opening system, evaporator coil must be at
ambient temperature to minimize moisture infiltration
into system.
Evacuation
To evacuate sealed refrigeration system:
1. Connect vacuum pump, vacuum tight manifold set
with high vacuum hoses, thermocouple vacuum
gauge and charging cylinder as shown in illustration.
Evacuation should be done through I.D. opening of
tubes not through line piercing valve.
2. Connect low side line to compressor process tube.
Charging Hose
Compressor
Process
Tube
Drier/Process Tube
Charging Hose
B
A
.6 cm Copper
Tubing
F
Valve
Vacuum Pump
Charging
Cylinder
Equipment Setup For Evacuation And Charging
5. After compound gauge (low side) drops to
approximately 29 inches gauge, open valve “C” to
vacuum thermocouple gauge and take micron
reading.
NOTE: A high vacuum pump can only produce a good
vacuum if oil in pump is not contaminated.
6. Continue evacuating system until vacuum gauge
registers 600 microns.
7. At 600 microns, close valve “A” to vacuum pump and
allow micron reading in system to balance. Micron
level will rise.
• If in 2 minutes, micron level stabilizes at 1000
microns or below, system is ready to be charged.
• If micron level rises above 1000 microns and
stabilizes, open valve “A” and continue evacuating.
• If micron reading rises rapidly and does not
stabilize, a leak still exists in system.
3. Connect high side line to drier/process tube.
4. Evacuate both simultaneously. With valve “C” and “F”
closed, open all other valves and start vacuum pump.
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D
Valve
C
Compressor
NOTE: Before opening any refrigeration system, EPA
regulations require refrigerant in system to be
captured for safe disposal.
Proper evacuation of sealed refrigeration system is an
important service procedure. Usable life and
operational efficiency greatly depends upon how
completely air, moisture and other non-condensables
are evacuated from sealed system.
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Close valve “A” to vacuum pump and valve “C” to
vacuum gauge. Invert charging cylinder and open
charging cylinder valve “F” to add partial charge for
leak checking. With leak detector, check manifold
connections and system for leaks. After locating
leak, capture refrigerant, repair leak, and begin at
step 1.
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Charging
NOTE: Do not use captured or recycled refrigerant in
units. Captured or recycled refrigerant voids any
warranty.
NOTE: Charge system with exact amount of refrigerant.
Refer to unit serial plate for correct refrigerant
charge. Inaccurately charged system will cause
future problems.
Refrigerant Charge
Refrigerant charge in all capillary tube systems is
critical and exact amount is required for proper
performance. Factory charges are shown on serial
plate.
NOTE: Do not use refrigerant other than shown on
serial plate.
To charge system:
1. Close valves “A” to vacuum pump and “C” to vacuum
gauge and “E” to low side manifold gauge.
2. Set scale on dial-a-charge cylinder for corresponding
HFC134a pressure reading.
3. Open valve “F” to charging cylinder and let exact
amount of refrigerant flow from cylinder into system.
Close valve.
Low side gauge pressure should rise shortly after
opening charging cylinder valve as system pressure
equalizes through capillary tube.
If pressure does not equalize, a restriction typically
exists at capillary/drier braze joint.
4. If pressure equalizes, open valve “E” to low side
manifold gauge and pinch off high side drier process
tube.
5. Start compressor and draw remaining refrigerant from
charging hoses and manifold into compressor
through compressor process tube.
6. To check high side pinch-off drier process tube. Close
valve “D” to high side gauge. If high side pressure
rises, repeat high side pinch-off and open valve “D”.
Repeat until high side pinch-off does not leak.
7. Pinch-off compressor process tube and remove
charging hose. Braze stub closed while compressor is
operating.
8. Disconnect power. Remove charging hose and braze
high side drier process tube closed.
9. Recheck for refrigerant leaks.
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Service Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
HFC134a Service Information
HFC134a is alternative refrigerant for CFC12.
HFC134a has an ozone depletion potential (ODP)
factor of 0.0 and a global warming potential (GWP)
factor of 0.27. HFC134a is not flammable and has
acceptable toxicity levels. HFC134a is not
interchangeable with CFC12. There are significant
differences between HFC134a and CFC12 which must
be considered when handling and processing
refrigeration system.
Health, Safety, and Handling
Health, safety and handling considerations for
HFC134A are virtually no different than those for
CFC12.
Health, Safety, and
Handling
Allowable overall
exposure limit
Vapor exposure to skin
Liquid exposure to skin
Vapor exposure to eye
Liquid exposure to eye
Above minimum exposure
limit
Safety and handling
Spill management
Fire explosion hazards
Disposal procedures
CFC12
HFC134a
1,000 ppm
Same
No effect
Can cause frostbite
Very slight eye irritant
Can cause frostbite
Can cause Asphyxiation,
Tachycardia, and Cardia
Arrhythmias
Wear appropriate skin
and eye protection. Use
with adequate
ventilation.
Remove or extinguish
ignition or combustion
sources. Evacuate or
ventilate area.
May decompose if
contact with flames and
heating elements.
Container may explode
if heated due to resulting
pressure rise.
Combustion products
are toxic.
Recycle or reclaim.
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
! CAUTION
To minimize contamination, exercise extreme care
when servicing HFC134A sealed systems.
• No trace of other refrigerants is allowed in HFC134a
systems. Chlorinated molecules in other refrigerants
such as CFC12, etc. will lead to capillary tube
plugging.
• Ester oil is used in HFC134a systems. Do not use
mineral oil. HFC134a and mineral oils cannot be
mixed. If mineral oils were used in HFC134a systems,
lubricant would not return to compressor and would
cause early compressor failure. If significant amount of
oil has been lost from compressor, replace oil rather
than adding oil.
• Ester oils used in HFC134a systems are so
hydroscopic that by the time an inadequate system
performance is detected, oil will be saturated with
moisture.
• CFC12 has much higher tolerance to system
processing materials, such as drawing compounds,
rust inhibitors, and cleaning compounds, than
HFC134a. Such materials are not soluble in HFC134a
systems. If materials were to be washed from system
surfaces by ester oils, they could accumulate and
eventually plug capillary tube.
• Care must be taken to minimize moisture entering
HFC134a system. Do not leave compressor or system
open to atmosphere for more than 10 minutes.
Excessive moisture in HFC134a system will react with
compressor oil and generate acid.
• Compressor must be replaced when performing low
side leak repair.
• Drier filter must always be replaced with service drier
filter, part #B2150504.
Important: Unbrazing drier filter from tubing will drive
moisture from desiccant and into system, causing
acids to form. Do not unbraze filter drier from tubing. If
CFC12 service drier was installed in HFC134A system,
drier could overload due to excessive moisture.
• HFC134a compatible copper tubing, part #R0174075
(1/4" O.D. X 18" length) and part #R0174076 (5/16"
O.D. X 24" length) must be used when replacing
tubing.
• Avoid system contamination by using Towerdraw E610
evaporating oil, part # R0157532, when flaring,
swagging, or cutting refrigeration tubing.
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Service Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Replacement Service Compressor
Brazing
HFC134a service compressors will be charged with
ester oil and pressurized with dry nitrogen. Before
replacement compressor is installed, pull out 1 rubber
plug. A pop from pressure release should be heard. If
a pop sound is not heard, do not use compressor.
Positive pressure in compressor is vital to keep
moisture out of ester oil. Do not leave compressor
open to atmosphere for more than 10 minutes.
Compressor Testing Procedures
To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage,
take necessary precautions against high
temperatures required for brazing.
Satisfactory results require cleanliness, experience,
and use of proper materials and equipment.
Connections to be brazed must be properly sized, free
of rough edges, and clean.
! WARNING
To avoid death or severe personal injury, never use
oxygen, air or acetylene for pressure testing or
clean out of refrigeration system. Use of oxygen,
air, or acetylene may result in violent explosion.
Oxygen may explode on contact with oil and
acetylene will spontaneously explode when under
pressure.
Refer to Technical Data Sheet “Temperature
Relationship Chart” for operating watts, test points,
and temperature relationship test for unit being tested.
• Temperature testing is accomplished by using 3 lead
thermocouple temperature tester in specific locations.
Test point T-1 is outlet on evaporator coil and T-2 is
inlet. Test point T-3 is suction tube temperature
midway between where armaflex ends and suction
port of compressor (approximately 12 inches from
compressor).
• Thermocouple tips should be attached securely to
specified locations.
• Do not test during initial pull down. Allow one off cycle
or balanced temperature condition to occur before
proceeding with testing.
• Refrigerator must operate minimum of 20 minutes
after thermocouples are installed.
• Turn control to colder to obtain required on time.
• Wattage reading must be recorded in conjunction with
temperature test to confirm proper operation.
• Suction and head pressures are listed on
“Temperature and Relationship Chart”. Normally these
are not required for diagnosis but used for confirmation
on systems which have been opened.
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Generally accepted brazing materials are:
• Copper to copper joints: SIL-FOS (alloy of 15
percent silver, 80 percent copper, and 5 percent
phosphorous). Use without flux. Recommended
brazing temperature is approximately 1400°F. Do not
use for copper to steel connection.
• Copper to steel joints: SILVER SOLDER (alloy of 30
percent silver, 38 percent copper, 32 percent zinc).
Use with fluoride based flux. Recommended brazing
temperature is approximately 1200°F.
• Steel to steel joints: SILVER SOLDER (see copper
to steel joints).
• Brass to copper joints: SILVER SOLDER (see
copper to steel joints).
• Brass to steel joints: SILVER SOLDER (see copper
to steel joints).
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Refrigerant Flow
CAPILLARY
TUBE
Note: Capillary Tube and
Suction Tube are
located under Fresh
Food floor.
SUCTION
TUBE
CONDENSER
EVAPORATOR
POST CONDENSER
TUBE
COMPRESSOR
DISCHARGE
TUBE
DRYER
PROCESS
TUBE
19, 20, 22, 25 cu. ft. Bottom Mount
Refrigerant Flow Diagram
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Cabinet Air Flow
REFRIGERATOR AIR
SUPPLY TUNNEL TO
FRESH FOOD COMPARTMENT
CONTROL DAMPER
CRISPER AIR
SUPPLY PORT
REFRIGERATOR
RETURN AIR
TUNNELS
EVAPORATOR FAN
ASSEMBLY
EVAPORATOR
FREEZER AIR
SUPPLY GRILLE
EVAPORATOR
COVER
FREEZER RETURN AIR
THOUGH LOUVERS AT
BOTTOM OF EVAPORATOR
COVER
19, 20, 22, 25 cu. ft. Bottom Mount
Cabinet Air Flow Diagram
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Machine Compartment Air Flow
Compressor
Condenser Fan
Assembly
Condenser
20 cu. ft. Bottom Mount
Machine Compartment Air Flow Diagram
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Machine Compartment Air Flow
COMPRESSOR
DRIP PAN
CONDENSER
CONDENSER FAN
ASSEMBLY
19, 22, 25 cu. ft. Model Bottom Mount
Machine Compartment Air Flow Diagram
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Water Dispenser
5/16" OD x 5/16" OD COMPRESSION UNION
5/16" O.D.
PLASTIC TUBING
ROUTED THRU A
FOAMED-IN CONDUIT
THIS AREA
FILTER
WATER
RESERVOIR
WATER
DISPENSER
REMOVE WATER
TUBING FROM CONDUIT
FROM DISPENSER END
PLASTIC TUBING 5/16" O.D.
ICE
MAKER
1/4" O.D.
PLASTIC TUBING
WATER DISPENSING FLOW
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Typical External Sweat Pattern
#1
#1
CLASSIFICATION OF
CONDENSATION
Top
1 = Haze or fog
2 = Beading
3 = Beads or small drops
4 = Drops running together
Refrigerator
door bottom
#1
Center
mullion
No sweat on side
when compressor
is running
#2
Freezer
door top
Conditions after 4 hour
Laboratory Sweat Test.
Ambient: 90 dF
Relative humidity 84%
Refrigerator Temp. 40 dF
Freezer Temp. 0 dF
Freezer
door bottom
#2
Lower
mullion
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Troubleshooting Chart
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Troubleshooting chart on following pages contains symptoms that may be seen in malfunctioning units. Each
symptom is accompanied by one or more possible causes and by a possible remedy or test to determine if
components are working properly.
Symptom
Possible Causes
Corrective Action
Unit does not run
No power to unit
Check for power at outlet. Check
fuse box/circuit breaker for blown
fuse or tripped breaker. Replace or
reset.
Check with test light at unit; if no
circuit and current is indicated at
outlet, replace or repair.
Faulty power cord
Low voltage
Check input voltage for proper
voltage. Take appropriate action to
correct voltage supply problem.
Faulty motor or freezer temperature
control
Check all connections are tight and
secure.
Jumper across terminals of control. If
unit runs, replace control.
Check with test light. Replace if
necessary.
Check relay. Replace if necessary.
Faulty timer
Faulty relay
Refrigerator section too warm
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Faulty compressor
Check compressor motor windings
for opens/shorts.
Perform compressor direct wiring
test.
Replace if necessary.
Faulty overload
Check overload for continuity.
NOTE: Ensure
compressor/overload are below
trip temperature before testing.
Replace if necessary.
Excessive door opening
Overloading of shelves
Consumer education
Consumer education
Warm or hot foods placed in cabinet
Consumer education
Cold control set too warm
Set control to colder setting.
Poor door seal
Level cabinet. Adjust hinges.
Replace gasket.
Refrigerator airflow
Interior light remains on
Check damper is opening by
removing grille. With door open,
damper should open. Replace if
faulty.
Turn control knob to colder position.
Check switch. Replace if necessary.
Faulty condenser fan or evaporator
fan
Check fan and wiring. Replace if
necessary.
Faulty compressor
Replace compressor.
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Troubleshooting Chart
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Symptom
Possible Causes
Corrective Action
Refrigerator section too cold
Refrigerator temperature control set
too cold
Adjust refrigerator temperature
control.
Refrigerator airflow not properly
adjusted
Temperature controls set too warm
Check air flow.
Freezer and refrigerator sections too
warm
Freezer section too cold
Unit runs continuously
Unit runs continuously. Temperature
normal.
Unit runs continuously. Temperature
too cold.
Noisy operation
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Poor door seal
Reset temperature controls.
Level cabinet. Adjust hinges.
Replace gasket.
Dirty condenser or obstructed grille
Check condenser and grille. Clean.
Faulty control
Test control. Replace if failed.
Refrigerant shortage or restriction
Check for leak or restriction. Repair,
evacuate and recharge system.
Freezer temp control set too cold
Faulty control
Adjust freezer temperature control.
Test control. Replace if failed.
Cold control capillary not properly
clamped to evaporator
Temperature control set too cold
Reposition clamp and tighten.
Adjust temperature control.
Dirty condenser or obstructed grille
Check condenser and grille. Clean.
Poor door seal
Level cabinet. Adjust hinges.
Replace gasket.
Interior light remains on
Faulty condenser fan or evaporator
fan
Check switch. Replace if necessary.
Check fan and wiring. Replace if
necessary.
Faulty control
Test control. Replace if failed.
Refrigerant shortage or restriction
Check for leak or restriction. Repair,
evacuate and recharge system.
Refrigerant overcharge
Check for overcharge. Evacuate and
recharge system.
Air in system
Check for low side leak. Repair,
evacuate and recharge system.
Ice on evaporator
See “Ice on evaporator”.
Faulty defrost thermostat
Loose flooring or floor not firm
Check thermostat. Replace if
necessary.
Repair floor or brace floor.
Cabinet not level
Level cabinet.
Tubing in contact with cabinet, other
tubing, or other metal
Drip pan vibrating
Adjust tubing.
Adjust drain pan.
Fan hitting another part
Ensure fan properly aligned and all
attaching hardware and brackets are
tight and not worn. Tighten or
replace.
Worn fan motor bearings
Check motor for loss of lubricant or
worn bearings. Replace if necessary.
Compressor mounting grommets
worn or missing. Mounting hardware
loose or missing
Free or loose parts causing or
allowing noise during operation
Tighten hardware. Replace
grommets if necessary.
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worked free or loose or missing
screws. Repair as required.
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Troubleshooting Chart
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Symptom
Possible Causes
Corrective Action
Frost or ice on evaporator
Defrost thermostat faulty
Check defrost thermostat. Replace if
failed.
Evaporator fan faulty
Check fan motor. Replace if failed.
Defrost heater remains open
Check defrost heater continuity.
Replace if failed.
Defrost control faulty
Check control and replace if failed.
Open wire or connector
Check wiring and connections.
Repair as necessary.
Refrigerant shortage or restriction
Check for leak or restriction. Repair,
evacuate and recharge system.
Loose wire or thermostat
connections
Check wiring and connections.
Repair as necessary.
Supply voltage out of specification
Check input voltage. Correct any
supply problems.
Overload protector open
Check overload protector for
continuity. If open, replace overload.
NOTE: Ensure
overload/compressor are below
trip temperature before testing.
Faulty compressor motor capacitor
(some compressors do not require
motor capacitor)
Check capacitor for open/short.
Replace if necessary.
NOTE: Discharge capacitor
before testing.
Faulty fan motor
Check fan motor. Replace if failed.
Restricted air flow
Check condenser and grille for dirt.
Clean.
Refrigerant shortage or restriction
Check for leak or restriction. Repair,
evacuate and recharge system.
Unit starts and stops frequently
(cycles on and off)
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CONDITION
SUCTION
PRESSURE
VARIATION
FROM
NORMAL
HEAD
PRESSURE
VARIATION
FROM
NORMAL
Refrigerant
Overcharge
Increase
Increase
Warmer
Warmer
Colder
Increase
Shortage of
Refrigerant
Decrease
Decrease or
Increase
See Text
Colder
Warmer
Warmer
Decrease
Partial
Restriction
Decrease
Decrease or
Increase
See Text
Note 2
Colder
Warmer
Warmer
Decrease
Air in System
Near Normal
Increase
Warmer
Warmer
Warmer
Increase
Low Ambient
Installations
(High
Ambients the
Reverse)
Decrease
Decrease
Colder
Warmer
Warmer
Decrease
Additional
Heat Load
Increase
Increase
Warmer
Warmer
Warmer
Increase
Inefficient
Compressor
Increase
Normal or
Decrease
Warmer or
Colder
Warmer
Warmer
Decrease
T1 INLET
T2 OUTLET
T3 SUCTION
TEMPERATURE TEMPERATURE TEMPERATURE
VARIATION
VARIATION
VARIATION
FROM NORMAL FROM NORMAL FROM NORMAL
WATTAGE
VARIATION
FROM
NORMAL
Symptoms of an Overcharge
Symptoms of Refrigeration Shortage
•
•
•
•
•
•
• Rise in food product temperature in both
compartments. (See Note 1 below.)
• Long or continuous run time.
• Look for obvious traces of oil that would occur due to a
leak or cracked refrigerant line.
• Lower than normal wattage.
• Compressor will be hot to touch because of the heat
generated by the motor windings from long continuous
running. It will not be as hot as it would be with a full
charge and long run times for some other reason such
as a dirty condenser.
• Depending on the amount of the shortage, the
condenser will not be hot, but closer to room
temperature. The capillary tube will be warmer than
normal from a slight shortage.
• If the leak is on the high side of the system, both
gauges will show lower than normal readings and will
show progressively lower readings as this charge
becomes less. The suction pressure guage will
probably indicate a vacuum.
• If the leak is on the low side of the system the suction
pressure guage will be lower than normal - probably in
a vacuum - and the head pressure gauge will be
higher than normal. It will probably continue to
become higher because air drawn in through the leak
is compressed by the compressor and accumulates in
Above normal freezer temperatures.
Longer than normal or continuous run.
Freezing in refrigerator.
Higher than normal suction and head pressure.
Higher than normal wattage.
Evaporator inlet and outlet temperatures warmer than
normal.
• Suction tube temperature below ambient. Always
check for separated heat exchanger when suction
temperature is colder than ambient.
Various conditons could indicate an overcharge. For
example, if the cooling coil is not defrosted at regular
intervals, due to a failure of the defrost system, the
refrigerant will "flood out" and cause the suction line to
frost or sweat. The cause of this problem should be
corrected rather than to purge refrigerant from the
sytem. Running the freezer section colder than
necessary (-2 to -1 F. is considered normal package
temperatures) or continuous running of the compressor
for a variety of reasons, or the freezer fan motor not
running, may give the indication of an overcharge.
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the high side (condenser) of the system.
• Only partial frosting of evaporator instead of even
frosting of entire coil.
NOTE 1: Usually the first thing that is noticed by the
user is a rise in temperature foods. Although
temperatures will rise in both the freezer section
and the food compartment, the frozen meats
and vegetables will not thaw immediately. The
customer doesn't associate the problem with
the freezer section and will first notice that milk
and other food beverages are not cold enough.
Under some circumstances, such as in the case of
forced air meatkeeper model with a slight shortage of
refrigerant, freezing in the food compartment may be
experienced due to the additional running time. With a
refrigerant leak, however, it always gets worse and as
the refrigerant charge decreases the temperature will
continue to rise.
To diagnose for a restriction versus a refrigerant
shortage, discharge the system, replace the drier-filter,
evacuate and recharge with the specified refrigerant
charge. If the unit performs normally three possibilities
exist: 1) refrigerant loss, 2) partially restricted drierfilter, and 3) moisture in system.
If the unit performs as it previously did you may have a
restricted capillary line or condenser or kinked line.
Find the point of restriction and correct it.
A restriction reduces the flow rate of the refrigerant and
consequently reduces the rate of heat removal.
Complete restriction may be caused by moisture, solid
contaminants in the system, or a poorly soldered joint.
Moisture freezes at the evaporator inlet end of the
capillary tube or solid contaminants collect in the drierfilter. The wattage drops because the compressor is not
circulating the usual amount of refrigerant.
Symptoms of a Restriction
As far as pressure readings are concerned, if the
restriction, such as a kinked line or a joint soldered shut
is anywhere on the low side, the suction pressure would
probably be in a vacuum while the head pressure will be
near normal. If the restriction is on the high side, the
suction pressure, again, will probably be in a vacuum
while the head pressure will be higher than normal
during the pump out period described earlier. In either
case, it will take longer than the normal ten minutes or
so for the head pressure to equalize with the low side
after the compressor stops.
Always remember refrigeration (cooling) occurs on the
low pressure side of a partial restriction (obviously a
total restriction will completely stop the circulation of
refrigerant and no cooling will take place).
Symptoms of Air in System
With a shortage of refrigerant the capillary line will not
have a full column of liquid. As a result, there is a
noticeable hissing sound in the evaporator. This should
not be mistaken for the regular refrigerant boiling
sounds that would be considered normal.
Physically feel the refrigeration lines when a restriction
is suspected. The most common place for a restriction
is at the drier-filter or at the capillary tube inlet or outlet.
If the restriction is not total there will be a temperature
difference at the point of restriction, the area on the
evaporator side will be cooler. In many cases frost and/
or condensation will be present. A longer time is
required for the system to equalize.
Any kinked line will cause a restriction so the entire
system should be visually checked.
A slight restriction will give the same indications as a
refrigerant shortage with lower than normal back
pressure, head pressure, and wattage, warmer product
temperatures.
NOTE 2: If a total restriction is on the discharge side of
the compressor, higher than normal head
pressures and wattages would result. This is
true only while the low side is being pumped out
and if the restriction was between the
compressor and the first half of the condenser.
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This can result from a low side leak or improper
servicing. If a leak should occur on the low side, the
temperature control would not be satisfied; thus,
continuous running of the compressor would result. The
compressor would eventually pump the low side into a
vacuum drawing air and moisture into the system. Air
and R134A do not mix so the air pressure would be
added to the normal head pressure, resulting in higher
than normal head pressures.
One way to determine if air is in the system is to read
the head pressure gauge with the product off and
evaporator and condenser at the same temperature and
then take the temperature on the condenser outlet tube.
This temperature should be within 3° or 4° F. of what the
Pressure-Temperature Relation chart shows for the
given idle head pressure. If the temperature of the
condenser outlet is considerably lower than the idle
head pressure of the gauge this would indicate there is
air in the system.
Thorough leak checking is necessary. Correct the
source of the leak. Do not attempt to purge off the air
because this could result in the system being
undercharged. It is best to discharge, replace drier,
evacuate and recharge with the specified refrigerant
charge.
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Symptoms of Low or High Ambient
Temperature Installation
Lower ambient air temperature reduces the condensing
temperature and therefore reduces the temperature of
the liquid entering the evaporator. The increase in
refrigeration effect due to operation in a lower ambient
results in a decrease in power consumption and run
time. At lower ambients there is a reduction in cabinet
heat leak which is partially responsibile for lower power
consumption and run time.
An increase in refrigeration effect cannot be expected
below a certain minimum ambient temperature. This
temperature varies with the type and design of the
product.
Generally speaking, ambient temperatures cannot be
lower than 60° F. without affecting operating efficiency.
Conversely, the higher the ambient temperature the
higher the head pressure must be to raise the high side
refrigerant temperature above that of the condensing
medium. Therefore, head pressure will be higher as the
ambient temperature raises. Refrigerators installed in
ambient temperatures lower than 60° F. will not perform
as well because the pressures within the system are
generally reduced and unbalanced. This means that the
lower head pressure forces less liquid refrigerant
through the capillary line. The result is the symptoms of
a refrigerant shortage. The lower the ambient
temperature the more pronounced this condition
becomes.
When a point where the ambient temperature is below
the cut-in of the Temperature Control is reached, the
compressor won't run.
The drain traps will freeze in ambient temperatures of
32° F.
Heat Load
A greater heat load can result from the addition of more
than normal supply of foods, such as after doing the
weekly shopping. Other items contributing to an
additional heat load would be excessive door openings,
poor door sealing, interior light remaining on, etc.
An increase in heat being absorbed by the refrigerant in
the evaporator will affect the temperature and pressure
of the gas returning to the compressor. Compartment
temperatures, power consumption, discharge, and
suction pressures are all affected by heat load.
Pressures will be higher than normal under heavy heat
load.
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Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Door Removal
Fresh Food Door
1. Open both compartment doors. Remove door
buckets, all shelving and drawers from refrigerator
and freezer compartments. Place components on a
padded surface to avoid damage.
2. Close both doors and tape them shut so they won’t
fall off unexpectedly when hinges are removed.
NOTE: To minimize possibility of personal injury and/or
property damage, make sure unit doors are
taped shut before you undertake the next steps:
3. On top of unit, remove screw and retain plastic cap
from door hinge.
4. Remove and retain screws from top door hinge.
5. Pull tape off of door and lift door off unit. Set door on
a padded surface to prevent damage to finish.
6. Remove and retain center hinge pin and all plastic
shims. Note number and location of shims as you do
so.
Freezer Door (some models)
1. Pull tape off freezer door and lift door off unit. Set
door on a padded surface to prevent damage to
finish.
2. If clearance requirements so dictate, remove center
and lower door hinges:
a. Remove screws from center hinge bracket.
Remove and retain bracket, screws, and all shims.
b. Remove toe grille by pulling it directly away from
unit, and pop plastic cover off bottom door hinge.
Grille and cover are fragile: keep both parts safe
from harm.
c. Remove bottom hinge pin and all shims from
bottom hinge bracket. Note number and location
of shims. Retain all parts.
d. Loosen mounting screws from bottom hinge
bracket. Remove and retain bracket and bolts.
Freezer Drawer (some models)
1. Open drawer to fully open position.
2. Remove upper and lower basket.
3. Remove screws one in each rail marked on side of
rail.
4. Lift front of drawer up and out to remove drawer.
5. Set drawer on a padded surface to prevent damage
to finish.
LIGHT SHIELD SCREW
Light Bulb Assembly
1. Loosen mounting screw from refrigerator light cover if
equipped. Remove screw and slide cover to the rear
to release it from holding tabs. Retain all parts.
2. Remove light bulbs.
3. Remove damper control cover and foam insert by
pulling straight on sides of rear cover and tilt forward
1/2” to 1”. This will release the cover from the tabs
holding it in place.
4. Release tension on damper control belt by
squeezing tabs on bottom of belt tensioner to
release tensioner from it’s holding tabs.
5. Slip belt off of damper control cog.
6. Use a taped putty knife to carefully pry front edge of
light assembly plastic housing.This releases tabs
holding up front of housing.
7. When released disconnect connector plugged in to
cabinet liner.
L IG H T A S S E M B L Y
Refrigerator Compartment
Light Bulb
1. Loosen mounting screw from refrigerator light cover.
Remove screw and slide cover to the rear to release
it from holding tabs. Retain all parts.
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L IG H T S O C K E T S
B E L T T E N S IO N E R
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!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Light Bulb Sockets
1. After following procedure on removing light bulb
assembly.
2. Disconnect wires to sockets.
3. Squeeze tab on back side of socket to release it from
assembly.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
5. Release tabs holding Control Board to housing.
LIGHT COVER
CONTROL BOARD
Defrost Timer (some models)
1. After following procedure on removing light bulb
assembly.
2. Remove hex head screws holding timer to assembly.
3. Disconnect plug from timer.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
RELEASE TABS
Mid Level Electronic Model
DE F RO ST TIM E R
Light Switch
1. After following procedure on removing light bulb
assembly.
2. Disconnect wires from light switch.
3. Squeeze tab to release light switch from light
assembly.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Temp- AssureTM Damper Control (some models)
1. Remove light shield.
2. Remove damper control cover and foam insert by
pulling straight on sides of rear cover and tilt forward
1/2” to 1”. This will release the cover from the tabs
holding it in place.
3. Release tension on damper control belt by
squeezing tabs on bottom of belt tensioner to
release tensioner from it’s holding tabs.
4. Slip belt off of damper control cog.
5. Damper can be removed by pushing in tabs on left
and right side of damper control to release damper
from rear wall.
6. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Mechanical Control Model
PC Control Board (some models)
1. Remove light shield by sliding shield to rear to release
cover.
2. Depress with a screw driver through two slots in the
front of the light housing release tabs to release
Control Board housing.
3. Control Board housing will drop down exposing
Control Board.
4. Unplug two wire harnesses plugged into the Control
Board.
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Fresh Food Thermistor (some models)
1. Remove light shield by sliding shield to rear to release
cover.
2. Depress with a screw driver through two slots in the
front of the light housing release tabs to release
Control Board housing.
3. Control Board housing will drop down exposing
Control Board and Thermistor.
4. Cut wires to Thermistor at Thermistor.
5. Remove Thermistor from clip.
DAMPER BELT
DAMPER CONTROL
FOAM INSERT
DAMPER CONTROL COVER
Electronic Temp-AssureTM Damper Control
(some models)
1. Remove louvered cover off of Damper Control
housing by squeezing down on louvers to release
from housing.
2 Remove two screws holding housing to rear wall.
3. Remove Damper Control housing.
4. Remove Foam insert by pulling it out.
5. Unplug wire harness from Damper Control.
6. Unclip Damper Control from tabs and remove.
Water Tank (some models)
1. Turn water off to unit.
2. Disconnect water line that supplys water tank from
water valve.
3. Remove compression nut off of inlet to tank.
4. Remove crispers from fresh food compartment.
5. Disconnect compression nut from union on outlet of
tank.
6. Remove two hex head screws holding tank to rear
bulkhead.
7. Remove water tank and tubing.
8. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Water Dispenser (some models)
1. Turn water off to unit.
2. Remove crispers from fresh food compartment.
3. Carefully pry top cover of dispenser out and remove.
4. Remove hex head screw to release dispenser from
cabinet.
5. Disconnect compression nut from union at outlet of
tank.
6. Remove compression nut from tubing.
7. Pull dispenser assembly and tube out of side wall.
8. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Freezer Compartment
ELECTRIC DAMPER
FOAM INSERT
Freezer Temperature Control
1. Remove screw from rear edge of light shield.
2. Squeeze lens to release lens cover and remove.
3. With flat blade screwdriver release tabs in front of
cold control knob.
4. Cold control assembly will drop down when released.
5. Remove Knob by pulling off shaft.
6. Disconnect wires from cold control.
7. Release cold control capillary from retainers.
8. Squeeze tab to release cold control from assembly.
DAMPER CONTROL
COVER
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Freezer Back Panel
NOTE: Freezer compartment should now be empty and
walls should be clear of anything that will
obstruct removal of back panel.
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
FREEZER CONTROL
ASSEMBLY
LIGHT COVER
Freezer Thermistor (some models)
1. Remove Thermistor cover located on the Evaporator
Cover by inserting a screw driver in slot and releasing
tab holding Thermistor cover on.
2. Unclip Thermistor from cover and cut wires to
Thermistor.
3. Remove Thermistor.
Light Socket
1. Remove screw from rear edge of light shield.
2. Squeeze lens to release lens cover and remove.
3. With flat blade screwdriver release tabs in front of
cold control knob.
4. Cold control assembly will drop down when released.
5. Remove light bulb.
6. Squeeze tab holding light housing in place to release
housing and remove.
7. Disconnect wires to socket.
8. Squeeze tab on back side of housing to release
socket.
Light Switch
1. Carefully pry with taped putty knife pry the front of
light bulb assembly to release tabs.
2. The whole light bulb assembly will drop down.
3. Disconnect wiring to light switch.
4. Squeeze tabs on back side of switch to release it
from assembly.
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1. Loosen screws that mount icemaker to freezer
compartment walls.
2. Pull icemaker gently away from wall of compartment.
As you do so, work fill cup free of fill tube. Unplug
icemaker electrical connector and remove icemaker
from unit.
3. (Pull out Drawer only) Loosen and remove screws
that hold 2 basket glides in place at left and right
sides of compartment.
4. If unit has no icemaker pry with flatblade icemaker
connection cover. Remove cover.
5. Remove hex head screws that hold back panel and
remove panel.
6. Squeeze tabs on ice maker plug to release it from
back panel
Evaporator Fan, Evaporator Motor
1. Follow instructions in removing freezer back panel.
2. Remove screws that anchor evaporator fan bracket to
back wall of compartment. Pull fan and bracket out of
place as a unit
3. Free fan bracket from wiring harness by
disconnecting wires to motor and wire in clips that go
to defrost terminator.
4. Pull evaporator fan blade off motor shaft.
5. Separate bracket and motor by squeezing lower
retainer bracket to release motor from bracket.
6. When reinstalling motor reference position of
terminals of new motor the same as old motor.
Defrost Terminator (Thermostat)
1. Terminator is fastened to evaporator tubing with a
spring clip.
2. Snap terminator off tubing and cut wires to terminator.
3. Remove terminator from unit.
Defrost Heater
1. Follow instructions in removing freezer back panel.
2. Remove hex head screws retaining evaporator to
back cabinet wall.
3. Disconnect plugs from both sides of heater.
4. Release connectors from air dams on each side of
evaporator coil.
5. Grip evaporator tubing at left and right sides and tug
evaporator sharply forward. Evaporator will pop out of
plastic clips that hold it to back wall of unit. Then roll
bottom of evaporator forward and up, exposing
evaporator heater in its location amid fins at bottom
of evaporator.
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Disassembly Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
6. Taking care to notice how and where they are placed,
remove spring clips that hold heater into evaporator
fins.
7. Pull evaporator heater out of evaporator fins, being
careful that heater electrical leads do not snag on air
dams, evaporator fins, tubing or other object.
SCORE CAPILARY TUBE
UNBRAZE COPPER
SUCTION FITTING
DEFROST CONNECTOR PLUGS
Drawer Assembly (some models)
1. Open drawer to fully open position.
2. Remove upper basket.
3. Remove screws one in each rail marked on side of
rail.
4. Lift front of drawer up and out to remove drawer.
Drawer Rails
1. Remove screws inside plastic rail retainer.
2. Remove rails from retainer by depressing plastic tabs
on back side of retainer.
3. Slide rails off of retainer.
SPRING CLIPS
DEFROST HEATER
Evaporator Removal
NOTE: Reclaim refrigerant per instructions in “Service
Procedures” before attempting evaporator
removal. To avoid system contamination, do not
leave system open for more than 10 minutes.
1. Follow instructions in removing freezer back panel.
2. Remove defrost thermostat. Refer to defrost
thermostat removal.
3. Remove defrost heater. Refer to defrost heater
removal.
4. Install protective cloth to prevent damage to cabinet
liner
5. Unbraze suction copper fitting at evaporator.
6. Score and break copper capillary at evaporator.
7. Install new evaporator and reassemble taking care in
not kinking tubing when reassembling.
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Rack and Pinion Gear
1. Remove drawer assembly (see Drawer Assembly
Removal).
2. Extend drawer rails to full open position,remove rails
from retainer by depressing plastic tabs on back side
of retainer.
3. Slide rails, rack and pinion gear off of retainer.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Note: When reinstalling rails, rack and pinion gear after
latching rails in place, slide rails, rack and pinion
to the fully closed position and then pull out to
synchronize the rack and pinion gears.
Bottom of Cabinet
Front Roller Assembly
1. Remove toe grille by pulling it straight away from unit.
2. Raise front of refrigerator at least 4" off the deck and
block it up.
3. Unscrew leveling bolt until wheel is free of leveling
bolt.
4. Tip wheel assembly down until wheel assembly will
slide out of mount from the rear of assembly.
5. Remove roller assembly from unit.
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
4. Unbraze low and high pressure lines at compressor.
Rear Roller Assembly
5. Remove compressor mounting bolts.
NOTE: Condensate drip pan may spill when steps 1
6. Lift compressor out of unit.
thru 4 are performed. Have a towel ready to
Overload/Relay/Capacitor
mop up spillage.
1. Remove machine compartment cover.
1. Tape both doors shut to prevent doors from opening
2. Using fingers and standard screwdriver, press and
2. Raise back of refrigerator at least 4" off the deck and
pry bale strap off the overload/relay assembly
block it up.
3. Disconnect wires from overload/relay assembly.
3. Remove machine-compartment cover.
Reference wire location.
4. Locate and slide roller pins out of rollers.
4. Unplug overload/relay assembly from compressor.
5. Install new rollers and reinstall pins.
Condensate Drain Pan
Machine Compartment
Condenser Fan & Fan Motor
1. Remove machine compartment cover.
2. Unplug wiring harness connector from fan motor.
3. On backside of fan motor, screws secure the motor to
its brackets. Remove those screws.
4. Note which side of fan blade is “front” and which side
is “rear.” Then use pliers to loosen nut that secures
fan blade to motor shaft. Remove nut and fan blade.
M A CHIN E CO M PART M ENT
CO N DEN SER F AN
1. Remove machine compartment cover.
2. Tape both doors shut to prevent doors from opening
3. Raise back of refrigerator at least 4" off the deck and
block it up.
4. Remove Rear torx head srews holding base pan and
loosen front torx head screws on bottom of cabinet.
5. Carefully lower basepan taking care not to kink tubing
to compresser or condenser.
6. Remove hex screws holding condenser fan shroud to
basepan.
7. Lift shroud up and out of the way to allow removal of
condensate drain pan.
8. Remove drain pan.
Condensate Drain Tube
1. Remove machine compartment cover.
2. Drip tube is mounted to bottom of cabinet with clip.
Reach into machine compartment and squeeze the
clip to release drain tube.
3. Pull drip tube down, off drain nipple and back, out of
unit.
C OVER
H AR N ESS P LUG
Condenser Removal
NOTE: Install new drier per instructions in “Service
Procedures.” Evacuate and recharge sealed
system per instructions in “Service Procedures.”
W ATE R VALVE
COV ER
Compressor
NOTE: Install new drier and compressor per
instructions in “Service Procedures.” Evacuate
and recharge sealed system per instructions in
“Service Procedures.”
1. Remove machine compartment cover.
2. Remove drier.
3. Disconnect all compressor wiring and overload/relay
assembly.
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NOTE: Condensate drip pan may spill when steps 1
thru 4 are performed. Have a towel ready to
mop up spillage.
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1. Remove machine compartment covers.
2. Unbraze tubing going to PC loop and heat exchanger.
3. Disconnect all machine compartment wiring at molex
plug to cabinet.
4. Tape both doors shut to prevent doors from opening
5. Raise back of refrigerator at least 6" off the deck and
block it up.
6. Remove torx head screws to drop base pan and
condenser out of unit.
7. Remove basepan and condenser out of unit.
8. Unbraze discharge and condenser out at condenser.
9. Unsnap condenser from basepan and replace.
©2005 Maytag Services
Appendix A
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Use & Care Guide
Table of Contents
Important Safety
Instructions .................................... 1-2
Water Filter..................................17-18
Food Storage Tips .................... 19-21
Installation ..................................... 3-9
Care and Cleaning................... 22-25
Temperature Controls.............. 10-12
Operating Sounds .......................... 26
Fresh Food Features ................ 13-15
Troubleshooting ........................ 27-29
Freezer Features ............................. 15
Warranty & Service ........................ 31
Ice And Water...................................16
Form No. C/12/04
Part No. 12828121
www.maytag.com
©2004 Maytag Appliances Sales Co.
Litho U.S.A.
Important Safety Instructions
DANGER
Installer: Please leave this guide with this appliance.
Consumer: Please read and keep this Use & Care
Guide for future reference, it provides the proper use
and maintenance information.
Keep sales receipt and/or cancelled check as proof
of purchase.
Call: 1-800-688-9900 U.S.A.
1-866-688-2002 Canada
Have complete model and serial number
identification of your refrigerator. This is located on a
data plate inside the refrigerator compartment, on
the upper left side. Record these numbers below for
easy access.
Model Number _______________________________
Serial Number ________________________________
To reduce risk of injury or death, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
IMPORTANT: Child entrapment and suffocation
are not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned
refrigerators are still dangerous – even if they sit out
for “just a few days.” If you are getting rid of your old
refrigerator, please follow the instructions below to
help prevent accidents.
Before you throw away your old
refrigerator or freezer:
• Take off the doors.
• Leave the shelves in place so
children may not easily climb
inside.
Date of Purchase ______________________________
In our continuing effort to improve the quality and
performance of our appliances, it may be necessary
to make changes to the appliance without revising
this guide.
What You Need to Know About
Safety Instructions
Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in
this guide are not meant to cover all possible
conditions and situations that may occur. Common
sense, caution and care must be exercised when
installing, maintaining or operating appliance.
This appliance is equipped with a three-prong
grounding plug for your protection against possible
electrical shock hazards. It must be plugged into a
grounding receptacle. Where a standard two-prong
wall receptacle is encountered, it is the personal
responsibility and obligation of the customer to have it
replaced with a properly grounded three-prong wall
receptacle. Do not under any circumstances, cut or
remove the third (ground) prong from the power cord.
Do not use an adapter plug.
Power supply cord with
three-prong grounding plug
Always contact your dealer, distributor, service agent or
manufacturer about problems or conditions you do not
understand.
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words,
Labels
DANGER
DANGER – Immediate hazards which WILL result
in severe personal injury or death.
WARNING
WARNING – Hazards or unsafe practices which
COULD result in severe personal injury or death.
CAUTION
CAUTION – Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD
result in minor personal injury or property damage.
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Grounding type
wall receptacle
Important Safety Instructions
WARNING
To reduce risk of fire, electric shock, serious
injury or death when using your refrigerator,
follow these basic precautions, including the
following:
1. Read all instructions before using the refrigerator.
2. Observe all local codes and ordinances.
3. Be sure to follow grounding instructions.
4. Check with a qualified electrician if you are not
sure this appliance is properly grounded.
5. Do not ground to a gas line.
6. Do not ground to a cold-water pipe.
7. Refrigerator is designed to operate on a separate
115 volt, 15 amp., 60 cycle line.
8. Do not modify plug on power cord. If plug does
not fit electrical outlet, have proper outlet installed
by a qualified electrician.
9. Do not use a two-prong adapter, extension cord
or power strip.
10. Do not remove warning tag from power cord.
11. Do not tamper with refrigerator controls.
12. Do not service or replace any part of refrigerator
unless specifically recommended in Use & Care
Guide or published user-repair instructions. Do
not attempt service if instructions are not understood or if they are beyond personal skill level.
13. Always disconnect refrigerator from electrical
supply before attempting any service. Disconnect
power cord by grasping the plug, not the cord.
14. Install refrigerator according to Installation
Instructions. All connections for water, electrical
power and grounding must comply with local
codes and be made by licensed personnel when
required.
15. Keep your refrigerator in good condition. Bumping
or dropping refrigerator can damage refrigerator
or cause refrigerator to malfunction or leak. If
damage occurs, have refrigerator checked by
qualified service technician.
16. Replace worn power cords and/or loose plugs.
17. Always read and follow manufacturer’s storage
and ideal environment instructions for items being
stored in refrigerator.
18. Your refrigerator should not be operated in the
presence of explosive fumes.
19. Children should not climb, hang or stand on any
part of the refrigerator.
20. Clean up spills or water leakage associated with
water installation.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Installation
Your refrigerator was packed carefully for shipment.
Remove and discard shelf packaging and tape. Do not
remove the serial plate.
Leveling
CAUTION
Location
To protect property and refrigerator from damage,
observe the following:
• Do not install refrigerator near oven, radiator or other
heat source. If not possible, shield refrigerator with
cabinet material.
• Protect vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs,
or other protective material.
• Do not install where temperature falls below 55° F
(13° C) or rises above 110° F (43° C). Malfunction may
occur at this temperature.
• Refrigerator is designed for indoor household
application only.
Measuring the Opening
When installing your refrigerator, measure carefully.
Allow 1⁄2” space at top and 1⁄2” space behind the machine
compartment cover (located in the rear) for proper air
circulation.
Subflooring or floor coverings (i.e. carpet, tile, wood
floors, rugs) may make your opening smaller than
anticipated.
Some clearance may be gained by using the leveling
procedure under Leveling.
Important: If refrigerator is to be installed into a recess
where the top of the refrigerator is completely covered,
use distance from floor to top of hinge cap to verify
proper clearance.
• Do not use power tools when performing leveling
procedure.
To enhance the appearance and maintain performance,
the refrigerator should be level.
Note
• Complete any required door reversal, panel
installation and/or a water supply connection,
before leveling.
Materials Needed:
• 3⁄8” hex head driver
• Carpenter’s level
1. Remove toe grille.
• Grasp firmly and pull outward
to unclip.
2. Remove bottom hinge cover(s).
• Place the eraser end of a pencil or similar blunt
tool in the cover notch.
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Notch
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Location
Transporting Your Refrigerator
• NEVER transport refrigerator on its side. If an upright
position is not possible, lay refrigerator on its back.
Allow refrigerator to sit upright for approximately 30
minutes before plugging it in to assure oil returns to
the compressor. Plugging the refrigerator in
immediately may cause damage to internal parts.
• Use an appliance dolly when moving refrigerator.
ALWAYS truck refrigerator from its side or
back–NEVER from its front.
• Protect outside finish of refrigerator during transport
by wrapping cabinet in blankets or inserting padding
between the refrigerator and dolly.
3
• Secure refrigerator to dolly firmly with straps or
bungee cords. Thread straps through handles when
possible. Do not overtighten. Overtightening restraints
may dent or damage outside finish.
• Use slight pressure to pry the
cover loose.
• Continue to maintain
downward pressure to the
notched side of the cover while
swinging it off.
3. Using hex head driver, turn the front adjustment
screws (A) on each side to raise or lower the front
of the refrigerator.
A B
C
BA
C
Installation
CAUTION
Note
• Some models only have adjustment screws “A.”
4. Using the hex head driver, turn each of these
adjustment screws (B) to raise or lower the rear of
the refrigerator.
5. Using the carpenter’s level, make sure front of
refrigerator is 1⁄4” (6 mm) or 1⁄2 bubble higher than
back of refrigerator and that the refrigerator is level
from side to side.
6. Turn stabilizing legs (C) clockwise until firmly
against floor.
7. Turn adjustment screws (A) counterclockwise to
allow the full weight of the refrigerator to rest on
the stabilizing legs.
8. Replace hinge cover(s).
• Position cover into the outer edge of the hinge.
• Swing the cover toward the cabinet and snap it
into place.
9. Replace the toe grille.
Note
• For proper reinstallation, ensure the “top” marking
on the interior of the toe grille is oriented correctly.
• Align the toe grille mounting clips with the lower
cabinet slots.
• Push the toe grille firmly until it snaps into place.
Door and Drawer Removal
Some installations require door/drawer removal to
transport the refrigerator to its final location.
WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death, observe the following:
• Disconnect power to refrigerator before removing
doors or drawer. Connect power only after
replacing doors or drawer.
To avoid damage to walls and flooring, protect vinyl
or other flooring with cardboard, rugs or other
protective material.
1. Unplug power cord from power source.
2. Remove toe grille and bottom hinge
cover(s) (see page 3).
3. Remove top hinge cover from
refrigerator door by removing Phillips
screw and retain screw and cover for
later use.
4. Unscrew 5⁄16” hex head screws from
top hinge to remove hinge and retain
all screws for later use.
5. Lift right side refrigerator door from
center hinge pin. Remove door
closure from center hinge pin on
the right side and retain for later
use.
6. Disconnect wire harness on top
of left side refrigerator door top
hinge.
right
side
door
closure
Release two-pin connector by
pressing junction point with a
flat blade screwdriver or
fingernail.
Green ground wire remains
attached to the hinge.
7. Unscrew 5⁄16” hex head screws from
top hinge to remove hinge and retain
for later use.
Lift left side refrigerator door, along
with top hinge, from center hinge pin.
Remove center hinge pin with a 5⁄16”
hex head driver and retain hinge pin
for later use.
8. Remove Phillips screws to remove
right and left hinges and retain all
screws for later use.
9. Remove both stabilizing brackets
with 3⁄8” hex head driver and retain
screws for later use.
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Installation
Pullout Freezer Drawer
To Install:
1. Pull both rails out to
full extension.
(select models)
DANGER
To prevent accidental child entrapment or
suffocation risk, do not remove the divider in the top
freezer basket.
2. While supporting
door front, hook
supports into slots
located on inside of
each slide.
WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death, disconnect power to
refrigerator before removing doors. After replacing
doors, connect power.
Note
• All four drawer bracket supports must be in the
proper slots for the drawer to function properly.
CAUTION
To avoid possible injury, product, or property
damage, you will need two people to perform the
following instructions.
To Remove:
1. Pull drawer open to full
extension.
2. Tilt the lower basket
forward and lift to remove.
3. On each white drawer
bracket is a basket cradle
with two snap
attachments. To release
each cradle, unlatch the
snaps by pushing them
inward, away from the
side bracket. Lift the
cradles off of the rails.
4. Remove Phillips screw
from each of the drawer
slides (select models).
3. Lower door front into final position.
4. Replace and tighten Phillips screws that were
removed from the drawer slides (select models).
5. Place the basket cradles back onto the drawer
slides. Align basket cradle snaps with the slots on
the drawer brackets and press each cradle
towards the bracket until it clicks.
Basket cradle
snap attachments
5. Lift top of drawer front
to unhook the drawer
from the slides. Lift
door front out to
remove.
6. Tilt the lower basket front down and set it down
into the basket cradles.
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Installation
Door Reinstallation
1. Install hinge assemblies:
3. Ensure the handle clips are
positioned slightly above the
door tabs.
Handle
Clip
• Install center hinge with Phillips screws.
2. Place hinge side of refrigerator door on center
hinge pin.
• Install top hinge with 5⁄16” hex head
screws.
Door
Tab
4. Rotate the handle so that the
handle is flat against the door.
3. While holding refrigerator door
upright, tighten down top hinge
with 5⁄16” hex head driver.
4. Reconnect two-pin connector.
5. Replace top hinge covers.
5. Push the handle down against the
upper door tab just enough to
allow it to hang unsupported.
Handles
If not installed, the handle is located in the interior of
the fresh food section or attached to the back of your
refrigerator.
Remove and discard handle packaging and tape.
Front Mount Handle
Materials Needed:
• Gloves to protect hands
• Phillips screwdriver
• Plastic door removal card (or 1⁄32” thick plastic card),
retain the card
Attach Extensions to Handle:
1. Align handle and
extension as shown.
2. Place extension in
handle opening.
3. Apply slight pressure
to both sides of the extension piece.
4. Slide extension until it stops on inside edge of
handle.
6. Align bottom of handle with lower
door tab. Press upper handle end to
door surface and firmly grasp lower
end of handle. Gently slide handle
upward until bottom of handle
settles on door surface, then
reverse direction, sliding downward
to almost engaging tab with clip.
7. Grasp the handle firmly and slide
down until it clicks. The audible
click indicates fastening clips are
securely interlocked.
To Remove:
1. Flex the handle away from the door
panel. Simultaneously place door
handle removal card underneath
the base of the lower handle. Insert
the card to the line or until it stops.
To Install:
1. The handles are to be oriented
as shown.
2. Align front mount door handle
clip with the door tabs.
2. Grasp the lower part of the handle
firmly and lift to remove.
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Installation
engagement. Then firmly slide the handle to the
right until it clicks. The audible “click” indicates
that the fastening clips are securely interlocked.
Freezer Handle
Materials Needed:
• Gloves to protect hands.
• Phillips screwdriver.
• Plastic handle removal card (or 1⁄32” thick plastic
card). Retain the card.
Notes
• There is a slight curve to
the freezer handle.
To Remove:
1. At the right end, flex the handle base away from
the surface of the freezer drawer. Simultaneously
slide the door handle removal card that came with
your refrigerator under the right side base of the
handle. Slide the card to the line indication or until
it stops, which will be approximately 11⁄2”.
2. With both hands, firmly grasp the handle towards
the right base.
• For proper installation, be
sure handle is oriented as
shown.
3. Slide towards the left, lift and remove from the
surface.
To Install:
1. Align door handle clips slightly to the left of the
tabs attached to the freezer door.
2. Rotate the handle so the left base is flat against
the door.
Handle
Clip
Door
Tab
Handle
Base
3. Push the left handle
base against the left
door tab and slightly
to the right, just
enough to allow it to
hang unsupported.
4. While firmly supporting the left handle base against
the door, align the right base of the handle with the
right tabs that are attached to the door.
5. Now, while firmly holding the handle at the left and
right bases, gently slide the handle towards the
right until the right base settles in. The handle
should now be flat against the face of the freezer
door at both the left and right bases.
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6. With hands still firmly keeping the handle flat
against the freezer door, you may have to reverse
directions momentarily to assure clip/tab
Installing Front-Mounted Handles for
Stainless Steel Doors
1. Loosen lower door clip on door with
a phillips screwdriver.
2. Locate predrilled hole at base of
handle, and fit hollow end of
handle over lower door clip.
3. Fit other end of handle over upper
door clip and slide up as far as
possible.
NOTE: If top of handle does not fit
over top clip, loosen lower clip
further until fit can be
accomplished.
4. Insert phillips screwdriver into
predrilled hole at base of handle
to tighten screw. Insert plastic
button plug into hole.
5. Repeat above steps to install
other handle.
Installation
Removing Front-Mounted Handles for
Stainless Steel Doors
Removing Front-Mounted Handles for
Stainless Steel Freezer Door
1. Remove plastic button plug at base
of handle with a very small flat-blade
screwdriver.
1. Remove right side plastic button
plugs at each end of handle
with a very small flat-blade
screwdriver.
• Insert phillips screwdriver into
predrilled hole to remove screw.
2. Slide handle down and remove
from door clip.
• Insert phillips screwdriver
into predrilled hole to remove
screw.
2. Slide handle right and
remove from door clip.
3. Repeat above steps to remove
other handle.
Installing Front-Mounted Handles for
Stainless Steel Freezer Door
1. Loosen lower door clip on door
with a phillips screwdriver
Connecting the Water Supply
WARNING
To reduce the risk of injury or death, follow
basic precautions, including the following:
2. Locate predrilled hole at base of
handle, and fit hollow end of
handle over left door clip.
• Read all instructions before installing ice maker.
• Do not attempt installation if instructions are not
understood or if they are beyond personal skill
level.
• Observe all local codes and ordinances.
3. Fit other end of handle over
left door clip and slide left as
far as possible.
NOTE: If end of handle does
not fit over left clip, loosen
right clip further until fit can
be accomplished.
• Do not service ice maker unless specifically
recommended in Use & Care Guide or published
user-repair instructions.
• Disconnect power to refrigerator before installing
ice maker.
• Water damage due to an improper water
connection may cause mold/mildew growth. Clean
up spills or leakage immediately!
4. Insert phillips screwdriver
into predrilled hole at end of
handle to tighten screw.
Insert plastic button plug into
hole.
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Installation
4. Place end of copper tubing into water
valve inlet port. Shape tubing slightly. Do
not kink – so that tubing feeds straight
into inlet port.
CAUTION
To avoid property damage or possible injury,
follow basic precautions, including the
following:
5. Slide brass nut over sleeve and screw nut
into inlet port. Tighten nut with wrench.
• Consult a plumber to connect 1⁄4” O.D. copper
tubing to household plumbing to assure
compliance with local codes and ordinances.
• Confirm water pressure to water valve is between
35 and 100 pounds per square inch, 20 pounds per
square inch without filter.
• Do not use a self-piercing, or 3⁄16” saddle valve. Both
reduce water flow and can become clogged over
time, and may cause leaks if repair is attempted.
• Tighten nuts by hand to prevent cross threading.
Finish tightening nuts with pliers and wrenches. Do
not overtighten.
• Wait two to three hours before placing refrigerator
into final position to check and correct any water
leaks. Recheck for leaks after 24 hours.
• Verify the copper tubing under the sleeve is smooth
and free from defects. Do not reuse an old sleeve.
Materials Needed:
• 1⁄4” outer diameter flexible copper tubing
• Shut-off valve (requires a 1⁄4” hole to be drilled into
water supply line before valve attachment)
• Adjustable wrench
• 1⁄4” hex nut driver
Notes
• Use copper tubing only for installation. Plastic is
less durable and can cause damage.
• Add 8’ to tubing length needed to reach water
supply for creation of service loop.
1. Create service loop with copper
tubing (minimum 2’ diameter).
Avoid kinks in the copper tubing
when bending it into a service
loop. Do not use plastic tubing.
2’ diameter
minimum
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6. Pull on tubing to confirm connection is
secure. Connect tubing to frame with
C
water tubing clamp (C) and turn on
water supply. Check for leaks and
correct if necessary. Continue to
observe the water supply connection
for two to three hours prior to moving
the refrigerator to its permanent
location.
7. Monitor water connection for 24 hours. Correct
leaks, if necessary.
Opening and Closing Your
Fresh Food Doors
Your new refrigerator is
uniquely designed with two
fresh food doors. Either door
can be opened or closed
independently of one another.
hinged
seal
There is a vertically-hinged
section on the left fresh food
door. When the left door is
closed, the hinged section
automatically forms a seal
between the two doors when
both doors are closed.
When the left door is opened,
the hinged seal automatically folds inward so that it is
out of the way.
WARNING
2. Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet port.
3. Place brass nut (A) and sleeve (B) on
copper tube end as illustrated.
Reminder: Do not use an old
sleeve. The nut and sleeve are
provided in the use and care packet.
IMPORTANT: Do not overtighten. Cross
threading may occur.
A
B
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death, DO NOT attempt to
remove the hinged seal from the fresh food
section.
CAUTION
To avoid possible product damage, ALWAYS verify
that the hinged seal is folded against the edge of
the door prior to closing.
Temperature Controls
Touch Temperature Controls
The controls are located at the top front of the
refrigerator compartment.
Control
Adjusting the Controls
• 24 hours after adding food, you may decide that one
or both compartments should be colder or warmer. If
so, adjust the control(s) as indicated in the
Temperature Control Guide table below. See page 19
for instructions on checking compartment
temperature.
• Except when starting the refrigerator, do not change
either control more than one number at a time.
Initial Control Settings
• Allow 24 hours for temperatures to stabilize.
After plugging the refrigerator in, set the controls.
• Changing either control will have some effect on the
temperature of the other compartment.
• Pressing the
or
the desired setting.
pads adjusts the controls to
• The temperature control range for both
compartments is 1 through 7 (coldest).
• Initially set the refrigerator control on 4.
• Initially set the freezer control on 4.
• Let the refrigerator run at least 8 to 12 hours before
adding food.
Temperature Control Guide
Refrigerator too warm Set the refrigerator control
to next higher number by
pressing the
pad.
Refrigerator too cold
Set the refrigerator control
to next lower number by
pressing the
pad.
Freezer too warm
Set the freezer control to
next higher number by
pressing the
pad.
Freezer too cold
Set the freezer control to
next lower number by
pressing the
pad.
Turn refrigerator OFF
Press the refrigerator or
freezer
pad until a dash
(–) appears in the display.
Warm Cabinet Surfaces
At times, the front of the refrigerator cabinet may be
warm to the touch. This is a normal occurrence that
helps prevent moisture from condensing on the
cabinet. This condition will be more noticeable when
you first start the refrigerator, during hot weather and
after excessive or lengthy door openings.
Energy Saver Switch (select models)
• Off - The refrigerator uses more energy when this
switch is off, because a heater located in the hinged
seal section of the door is running. This heater helps
prevent condensation formation on the exterior of the
hinged seal. Turn the energy saver switch OFF when
the environment is warm and more humid or if
moisture is noticed on the door exterior.
• On - This setting saves energy by not using the
heater. Turn the energy saver switch ON when the
environment is less humid.
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Temperature Controls
Triple Cool Climate Control
Speed Ice
(select models)
When activated, Speed Ice reduces the freezer
temperature to the optimum setting for 24 hours in
order to produce more ice. Note: When the Speed
Ice feature is in operation, the
and
pads for
the freezer control will not operate.
The control is located at the top front of the fresh food
compartment.
Control
Reset Filter (select models)
Initial Temperature Setting
Temperatures are preset at the factory at 38° F (3° C)
in the fresh food compartment and 0° F (-18° C) in the
freezer compartment.
Adjusting the Control
24 hours after adding food, you may decide that one or
both compartments should be colder or warmer. If so,
adjust the control as indicated in the Temperature
Control Guide below.
• The first touch of the
or
current temperature setting.
pads shows the
• The display will show the new setting for
approximately three seconds, and then return to the
actual temperature currently within that
compartment.
• Do not change either control more than one degree
at a time. Allow temperature to stabilize for 24 hours
before making a new temperature adjustment.
When a water filter has been installed in the
refrigerator, the yellow Order light will illuminate when
90 percent of the volume of water for which the filter is
rated has passed through the filter OR 11 months have
elapsed since the filter has been installed.
The red Replace light will illuminate when the rated
volume of water has passed through the filter OR 12
months have elapsed since the filter was installed. A
new filter should be installed immediately when the
Replace light is illuminated.
After replacing the filter, press and hold the Reset
Filter pad for three seconds. The Order and Replace
lights will go off.
Vacation Mode
The Vacation Mode feature causes the freezer
to defrost less frequently, conserving energy. The
Vacation Mode indicator light will illuminate when the
feature is activated. To deactivate, press the Vacation
Mode pad again OR open either door. The indicator
light will go off.
Temperature Control Guide
Refrigerator too cold
Set the refrigerator control
to next higher number by
pressing the
pad.
Refrigerator too warm Set the refrigerator control
to next lower number by
pressing the
pad.
Freezer too cold
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Set the freezer control to
next higher number by
pressing the
pad.
Freezer too warm
Set the freezer control to
next lower number by
pressing the
pad.
Turn refrigerator OFF
Press the freezer
pad
until OFF appears in the
display. Press either the
freezer or refrigerator
pad to turn back on.
Notes
• Door openings will not deactivate Vacation Mode
for approximately one hour after activation.
• If vacationing for more than a few days, see the
Preparing for Vacation section, page 25.
Temp Alarm
The Temp Alarm system will alert you if the
freezer or fresh food temperatures exceed normal
operating temperatures due to a power outage or
other event. When activated, the Temp Alarm light will
illuminate.
Temperature Controls
If the freezer or fresh food temperatures have
exceeded these limits, the display will alternately show
the current compartment temperatures and the highest
compartment temperatures reached when the power
was out. An audible alarm will sound repeatedly.
To access the User Preferences menu, press and hold
the Door Alarm pad for three seconds. When in the
User Preferences mode, a short title for the feature will
appear in the Freezer temperature display and the
feature status will appear in the Fresh Food display.
Press the Temp Alarm pad once to stop the audible
alarm. The Temp Alarm light will continue to flash and
the temperatures will alternate until the temperatures
have stabilized.
1. Use the Freezer up and down control to scroll
through the features.
To turn off Temp Alarm, press and hold the Temp
Alarm pad for three seconds. The indicator light will
go off.
3. When changes are complete, press the Door Alarm
pad for three seconds OR close the Fresh Food door.
Door Alarm
Super Cool (CC) (select models)
When Super Cool is ON, an air-mixing fan in the fresh
food compartment is activated to improve air flow and
temperature control. To save energy, this feature may
be deactivated by choosing OFF.
The Door Alarm will alert you when one of the
doors has been left open for five continuous minutes.
When this happens, an audible alarm will sound every
few seconds until the door is closed OR the Door
Alarm pad is pressed to deactivate the feature.
Max Cool
When activated, Max Cool causes the fresh
food and freezer temperatures to drop to the minimum
settings on the control. This cools down the
refrigerator and freezer after extended door openings
or when loading the refrigerator or freezer with warm
food. Note: When the Max Cool feature is in
operation, the
and
pads for the refrigerator
and freezer controls will not operate.
To activate, press the Max Cool pad. Max Cool will
deactivate automatically after 12 hours, OR press the
Max Cool pad to deactivate the feature.
User Preferences
2. When the desired feature is displayed, use the Fresh
Food up and down control to change the status.
Temperature Display (F_C)
Change the display to show temperatures in degrees
Fahrenheit or degrees Celsius.
Alarm (AL)
When the Alarm mode is OFF, all audible alarms will be
disabled until the feature is turned on.
Auto Light Level Selection (LL) (select models)
This setting adjusts the light level at which the
dispenser light will illuminate when the sensor detects
that the light levels in the room are low. Setting 1 is
the darkest light level setting, setting 9 is the lightest
light level setting. Note: The Auto Light (select
models) must be activated on the ice and water
dispenser control to take advantage of this option.
Sabbath Mode (SAB)
When the Sabbath Mode is ON, all control lights and
the night light will be disabled until the feature is
turned OFF. This feature does not disable the interior
lights. Press any pad to restore the control lights.
Access the User Preferences menu to:
• Activate or turn off Super Cool (select models)
• Change the temperature display from °F to °C
• Enable or disable audible alarms.
• Adjust the light level at which the Dispenser Auto
Light will illuminate (when this feature is activated on
the ice and water dispenser) (select models)
Warm Cabinet Surfaces
At times, the front of the refrigerator cabinet may be
warm to the touch. This is a normal occurrence that
helps prevent moisture from condensing on the
cabinet. This condition will be more noticeable when
the refrigerator is first started, during hot weather and
after excessive or lengthy door openings.
• Activate the Sabbath Mode
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Fresh Food Features
Shelves
To Remove Elevator™ Shelf:
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage,
observe the following:
• Never attempt to adjust a shelf that is loaded with
food.
• Confirm shelf is secure before placing items on
shelf.
• Handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Shelves
may break suddenly if nicked, scratched, or
exposed to sudden temperature change.
Your refrigerator has Spill-CatcherTM Glass Shelves.
The shelves have a spill retainer edge which allows for
easier clean up and some are equipped with a slide
out feature. To slide out, grasp the front of the shelf
and pull forward. Push in the shelf to return to the
original position.
To Remove a Shelf:
• Completely unload the shelf and pull the shelf
forward.
• Pull until the shelf stops.
• Press up on the tabs located underneath its outside
edges and continue pulling forward until the shelf is
clear of the frame.
To Replace Elevator™ Shelf:
• Align the shelf to the frame and push it all the way
back. It is not necessary to press up on the tabs for
reinstallation.
In ordinary use, the Elevator™ Shelf frame assembly
does NOT require removal. Though unlikely, and not
recommended, the correct removal procedure is as
follows:
To Remove Frame Assembly:
• Unload the shelf completely.
• Slide the shelf forward about 2” and manually move
the two rear latches toward the shelf center.
• Slightly tilt up the front and lift up
the rear of the shelf, then pull the
shelf straight out.
• While supporting the entire shelf and frame from
underneath, lift slightly and rotate the assembly
approximately 30° to allow the rear mechanism to
clear the vertical rear side rails.
To Lock the Shelf Into Another
Position:
• The entire assembly can then be moved forward
and clear of the refrigerator compartment.
• Tilt up the front edge of the shelf.
• Insert the hook into the desired frame openings and
let the shelf settle into place.
• Be sure the shelf is securely locked at the rear.
To Reinstall Frame Assembly:
• Reverse the removal procedure. Be sure the shelf
is in a level position. When the sliding shelf is
pushed to the rear, it will reposition the rear latches
to their correct operating position.
Elevator™ Shelf (select models)
The Elevator™ Shelf is equipped with a spill-retaining
edge and the EasyGlide™ slide-out feature. It can be
adjusted up or down without unloading.
To Slide Out Elevator™ Shelf:
• Grasp the front of the shelf and pull forward.
• Push the shelf in to return to original position.
To Adjust the Elevator™ Shelf:
• Pull out the knob on the crank handle.
• Rotate the crank clockwise to raise the shelf, and
counterclockwise to lower the height of the shelf.
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(style may vary)
Fresh Food Features
The Crisper Top serves as the lower fresh food shelf.
To Remove the Crisper Top:
• Remove crisper drawers.
• Place hand under the frame to push up the glass. Lift
glass out.
• Lift frame from refrigerator liner rails.
To Install:
• Replace frame in refrigerator liner rails.
To Remove:
• Pull drawer out to full extension. Tilt up front of
drawer and pull straight out.
To Install:
• Insert drawer into frame rails and push back into
place.
• Carefully replace glass into frame.
Note
Door Storage
• For best results, keep the crisper drawers tightly
closed.
Dairy Center
Temperature-Controlled Drawer
The Dairy Center provides
convenient door storage for
spreadable items such as butter
and margarine. This compartment can be moved to
different locations to accommodate storage needs. To
use the dairy center, raise the cover.
The Wide-N-FreshTM drawer is a full-width drawer
with adjustable temperature control. This drawer can
be used for large party trays, deli items, beverages or
miscellaneous items and features a divider to organize
the drawer into sections if desired.
To Remove:
• Raise the cover, pull upward and tilt out.
To Install:
• Slide the Dairy Center in and down until firmly seated
in the door liner.
Door Buckets
Door Buckets can be moved to meet storage needs.
There is a temperature control which adjusts the
amount of cold air allowed into the drawer. The
control is located on the right side of the drawer, under
the lid.
Set the control to the higher setting to provide a
normal refrigerator temperature. Set the drawer on the
lower setting when a temperature colder than
the main refrigerator compartment is desired. Use the
coldest setting when storing meats.
To Remove:
Notes
• Slide bucket up and pull straight out.
• Cold air directed to the drawer can decrease
refrigerator temperature. Refrigerator control may
need to be adjusted.
To Install:
• Slide bucket in and down until
firmly seated in the door liner.
• Do not place leafy vegetables in the drawer.
Colder temperatures could damage leafy produce.
Crisper Drawers
The Crisper Drawers provide a higher humidity
environment for fresh fruit and vegetable storage.
Controls
The Crisper Controls regulate the amount of humidity
in the crisper drawer. Slide the control toward the
FRUIT setting for produce with outer skins. Slide the
control toward the VEGETABLES setting for leafy
produce.
To Remove Drawer:
• Lift lid. Pull drawer out to full extension. Tilt up front
of drawer and pull straight out.
To Install Drawer:
• Push metal glide rails to the back of the refrigerator.
Place drawer onto rails and slide drawer back until it
falls into place.
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Freezer Features
Fresh Food Features
To Remove Divider:
• Pull drawer completely out and raise the front of the
divider to unhook it from the rear wall of the drawer
and lift it out.
To Install Divider:
Upper Wire Basket
DANGER
To prevent accidental child entrapment or
suffocation risk, do not remove the divider in the top
freezer basket
• Hook back of divider over rear wall of drawer and
lower into place
To Remove:
Accessories
• Pull upper basket out to full extension and lift out to
remove.
Egg Tray
To Install:
(style may vary/select models)
• Slide upper basket
into freezer. Make
sure that rear of
basket hooks behind
rail catch.
The Egg Tray holds a “dozenplus” eggs. It can be removed
to carry to a work area or to
be washed.
Wine Trivet/Can Rack (select models)
The Wine Trivet/Can Rack accessory fits in the
Wide-N-Fresh™ drawer or on a shelf.
Bottles or cans can be laid
crosswise, or a single bottle may
be laid in the center depression.
Note
• Lower Freezer Drawer: See page 5 for lower
basket and complete pullout drawer instructions.
Accessories
Ice Bin
The Ice Bin provides
storage for ice.
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Ice and Water
Automatic Ice Maker
Connect the ice maker to the water supply as
instructed on pages 8-10. Proper water flow and a
level refrigerator are essential for optimal ice
maker performance.
Operating Instructions
• Confirm ice bin is in place and ice maker arm is
down.
• After freezer section reaches between 0° to 2° F (-18°
to -17° C), ice maker fills with water and begins
operating. You will have a complete
harvest of ice approximately every
three hours.
• Allow approximately 24 hours after
installation to receive first harvest of
ice.
• Discard ice created within first 12 hours of operation
to assure system is flushed of impurities.
• Stop ice production by raising ice maker arm until
click is heard.
• Ice maker will remain in the off position until arm is
pushed down.
• The first one or two batches will probably contain
undersized and irregular cubes because of air in the
supply line.
• When the ice cubes are ejected it is normal for
several cubes to be joined together at the ends. They
can easily be broken apart. The ice maker will
continue to make ice until the supply of ice cubes
raises the ice maker arm, shutting the ice maker off.
• Certain sounds may accompany the various cycles of
the ice maker. The motor may have a slight hum, the
cubes will rattle as they fall into an empty storage
pan and the water valve may click or “buzz”
occasionally.
• If the ice is not used frequently, the ice cubes will
become cloudy, shrink, stick together and taste stale.
Empty the ice storage bin periodically and wash it in
lukewarm water. Be sure to dry the bin thoroughly
before replacing it.
• Beverages and foods should not be placed in the ice
storage bin for quick chilling. These items can block
the ice maker arm, causing the ice maker to
malfunction.
• Turn off (arm up) the ice maker when the water
supply is to be shut off for several hours.
To Remove the Ice Bin:
• Pull it forward, away from the ice maker. To avoid the
ice maker dumping ice while the bin is removed, turn
the ice maker off by raising the ice maker arm.
To Install the Ice Bin:
• Reverse the above procedure. Turn the ice maker on
by lowering the ice maker arm.
WARNING
To avoid personal injury or property damage,
observe the following:
• Do not place fingers or hands on the automatic ice
making mechanism while the refrigerator is
plugged in. This will help protect you from possible
injury. It will also prevent interference with moving
parts of the ejector mechanism and the heating
element that releases the cubes.
• Under certain rare circumstances, ice cubes may
be discolored, usually appearing with a greenbluish hue. The cause of this unusual discoloration
can be a combination of factors such as certain
characteristics of local waters, household
plumbing and the accumulation of copper salts in
an inactive water supply line which feeds the ice
maker. Continued consumption of such discolored
ice cubes may be injurious to health. If such
discoloration is observed, discard the ice cubes
and contact your dealer to purchase and install a
water line filter.
• Water damage due to improper water connection
may cause mold/mildew growth.
• Clean up water and ice spills to avoid personal
injury and to prevent mold/mildew growth.
Water Dispenser (select models)
The Water Dispenser is located on
the left side wall of the fresh food
section. This design is for cold water
dispensing only.
To Dispense Water:
• Hold container under spout and
press dispenser pad.
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Water Filter (select models)
Water Filter Removal and
Installation
WARNING
To avoid serious illness or death, do not use
refrigerator where water is unsafe or of unknown
quality without adequate disinfection before or after
use of filter.
CAUTION
After installing a new water filter, always
dispense water for two minutes before
removing the filter for any reason. Air trapped in
system may cause water and cartridge to eject.
Use caution when removing.
• The bypass cap does not filter water. Be sure to
have replacement cartridge available when filter
change is required.
• If water filtration system has been allowed to
freeze, replace filter cartridge.
• If system has not been used for several months, or
water has an unpleasant taste or odor, flush
system by dispensing water for two to three
minutes. If unpleasant taste or odor persists,
change filter cartridge.
Replacing Water Filter
IMPORTANT: Air trapped in system may cause
water and cartridge to eject. Always dispense
water for at least 2 minutes before removing the
filter for any reason. Use caution when removing.
1. Turn filter counterclockwise until it releases from
filter head.
2. Drain water from filter into sink, and dispose in
normal household trash.
3. Wipe up excess water in filter cover and continue
with Initial Installation, steps 2 through 4.
The filter should be changed at least every 12 months.
IMPORTANT: Condition of water and amount used
determines life span of water filter cartridge. If water
use is high, or if water is of poor quality, replacement
may need to take place more often.
To purchase a replacement water filter cartridge,
contact your dealer or call 1-877-232-6771 U.S.A. or
1-800-688-8408 Canada.
The dispenser feature may be used without a water
filter cartridge. If you choose this option, replace filter
with blue bypass cap.
State of California
Department of Health Services
Water Treatment Device
Certificate Number
03 - 1583
Initial Installation
The water filter is located in the
upper right-hand corner of the
fresh food compartment.
1. Remove blue bypass cap and
retain for later use.
2. Remove sealing label from
end of filter and insert into
filter head.
3. Rotate gently clockwise until
filter stops. Snap filter cover
closed.
4. Reduce water spurts by
flushing air from system.
Run water continuously for
two minutes through dispenser until water runs
steady. During initial use, allow about a one- to
two-minute delay in water dispersal to allow
internal water tank to fill.
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• Additional flushing may be required in some
households where water is of poor quality.
Date Issued: September 16, 2003
Date Revised: April 22, 2004
Trademark /Model Designation
Replacement Elements
UKF8001AXX750
UKF8001AXX
469006-750
46 9006
67003523-750
67003523
Manufacturer: PentaPure Inc.
The water treatment device(s) listed on this certificate have met the testing requirements
pursuant to Section 116830 of the Health and Safety Code for the following health related
contaminants:
Microbiological Contaminants and Turbidity
Cysts
Turbidity
Inorganic/Radiological Contaminants
Asbestos
Lead
Mercury
Organic Contaminants
Atrazine
Lindane
Benzene
Carbofuran
p-dichlorobenzene
Toxaphene
Rated Service Capacity: 750 gal.
Rated Service Flow: 0.78 gpm
Conditions of Certification:
Do not use where water is microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown quality, except that
systems certified for cyst reduction may be used on disinfected waters that may contain filterable
cysts.
Water Filter (select models)
System Specification and Performance Data Sheet
Refrigerator Water Filter Cartridge Model UKF8001AXX
Specifications
Service Flow Rate (Maximum).............................................0.78 GPM (2.9 L/min)
Rated Service Life UKF8001AXX-750 (Maximum) ......750 gallons /2838 liters
Maximum Operating Temperature .....................................100° F / 38° C
Minimum Pressure Requirement........................................35 psi / 241 kPA
Minimum Operating Temperature ......................................33° F/ 1° C
Maximum Operating Pressure.............................................120 psi / 827 kPA
1000 Apollo Road
Eagan, Minnesota 55121-2240
651.450.4913
EPA EST #35917-MN-1
100834/B
Performance Data
Standard No. 42: Aesthetic Effects
Effluent
Average
Maximum
% Reduction
Average
Minimum
USEPA
MCL
Influent
Challenge Concentration
Influent
Average
Chlorine
—
2.0 mg/L ± 10%
1.88 mg/L
< 0.05136364 mg /L
0.06 mg/L
>97.26%
96.84%
T&O
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Particulate**
—
at least 10,000 particles/ml
5,700,000 #/ml
30,583 #/ml
69,000 #/ml
99.52%
98.94%
85%
Parameter
USEPA
MCL
Parameter
Min. Required
Reduction
50%
Standard No. 53: Health Effects
Turbidity
Cysts
Asbestos
Influent
Challenge Concentration
1 NTU**
11 ± 1 NTU***
99.5% Reduction
Minimum 50,000/L
Effluent
Average
Maximum
Influent
Average
10.7 NTU
166,500 #/L
99% Reduction 107 108 fibers/L; fibers >10 micrometers in length
155 MF/L
% Reduction
Average
Minimum
Min. Required
Reduction
0.31 NTU
.049 NTU
97.09%
95.20%
0.5 NTU
<1 #/L
<1 #/L
>99.99%
>99.99%
> 99.95%
<1 MF/L
<1 MF/L
>99.99%
>99.99%
99%
< .001 mg/L
< .001 mg/L
>99.35%
>99.29%
0.10 mg/L
0.15 mg/L + 10%
0.153 mg/L
0.015 mg/L
0.15 mg/L + 10%
0.150 mg/L
<.001 mg/L
<.001 mg/L
>99.33%
>99.29%
0.10 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
.006 mg/L ± 10%
0.006 mg/L
0.0003 mg/L
0.0005 mg/L
95.70%
90.91%
0.002 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
.006 mg/L ± 10%
0.006 mg/L
0.0008 mg/L
0.0015 mg/L
86.22%
75.93%
0.002 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
0.009 mg/L + 10%
0.009 mg/L
<0.002 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
76.99%
75.31%
0.003 mg/L
Benzene
0.005 mg/L
0.015 mg/L ± 10%
0.014 mg/L
0.0006 mg/L
0.0011 mg/L
95.71%
92.14%
0.005 mg/L
Carbofuran
0.04 mg/L
0.08 mg/L ± 10%
0.081 mg/L
<0.001 mg/L
<0.001 mg/L
98.74%
98.46%
0.04 mg/L
p-Dichlorobenzene
0.075 mg/L
.225 mg/L ± 10%
0.208 mg/L
<0.0005 mg/L <0.0005 mg/L
99.76%
99.74%
0.075 mg/L
Lindane
0.0002 mg/L
0.002 mg/L + 10%
0.002 mg/L
0.000 mg/L
< 0.0001 mg/L
98.72%
96.50%
0.0002 mg/L
Toxaphene
0.003 mg/L
0.015 ± 10%
0.015 mg/L
<0.001 mg/L
<0.001 mg/L
92.97%
91.67%
0.003 mg/L
Lead at pH 6.5
0.015 mg/L
Lead at pH 8.5
Mercury at pH 6.5
Mercury at pH 8.5
Atrazine
* Tested using a flow rate of 0.78 gpm; pressure of 60 psig; pH of 7.5 + 0.5; temp. of
68° + 5° F (20° + 3° C)
** Measurement in Particles /ml. Particles used were 0.5 - 1 microns
*** NTU - Nephelometric Turbidity Units
General Use Conditions
Read this Performance Data Sheet and compare the
capabilities of this unit with your actual water
treatment needs.
DO NOT use this product where water is microbiologically unsafe or of unknown quality without
adequate disinfection before or after the system.
System certified for cyst reduction may be used on
disinfected water that may contain filterable cysts.
USE ONLY WITH COLD WATER SUPPLY. CHECK
FOR COMPLIANCE WITH THE STATE AND LOCAL
LAWS AND REGULATIONS.
Tested and certified by NSF International against ANSI/NSF Standards 42 & 53
in models UKF8001AXX-750 for the reduction of:
Standard No. 42: Aesthetic Effects
Taste and Odor Reduction
Chlorine Taste & Odor
Mechanical Filtration Unit
Particulate Reduction Class 1
Standard No. 53: Health Effects
Chemical Reduction Unit
Lead, Atrazine, Lindane, Benzene,
Carbofuran, p-Dichlorobenzene, Mercury
& Toxaphene Reduction
Mechanical Filtration Unit
Cyst, Turbidity and Asbestos Reduction
The PuriClean® II retractable water filtration system uses a
UKF8001AXX replacement cartridge. Timely replacement
of filter cartridge is essential for performance satisfaction
from this filtration system. Please refer to the applicable
section of your Use & Care Guide for general operation,
maintenance requirements and troubleshooting.
Suggested retail price of replacement water filter is $39.99.
This system has been tested according to ANSI/NSF 42 and
53 for reduction of the substance listed above. The
concentration of the indicated substances in water entering
the system was reduced to a concentration less than or
equal to the permissible limit for water leaving the system,
as specified in ANSI/NSF 42 and 53.
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Food Storage Tips
Fresh Food Storage
Frozen Food Storage
• The fresh food compartment of a refrigerator should
be kept between 34°-40° F (1°-4° C) with an
optimum temperature of 37° F (3° C). To check the
temperature, place an appliance thermometer in a
glass of water and place in the center of the
refrigerator. Check after 24 hours. If the temperature
is above 40° F (4° C) adjust the controls as explained
on pages 10-12.
• The freezer compartment of a refrigerator should be
kept at approximately 0° F (-18° C). To check the
temperature, place an appliance thermometer
between the frozen packages and check after 24
hours. If the temperature is above 0° F (-18° C),
adjust the control as described on pages 10-12.
• Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves. This
reduces the circulation of air around the food and
results in uneven cooling.
Fruits and Vegetables
• Storage in the crisper drawers traps humidity to help
preserve the fruit and vegetable quality for longer
time periods (see page 14).
• Sort fruits and vegetables before storage and use
bruised or soft items first. Discard those showing
signs of decay.
Packaging Foods for Freezing
• To minimize 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 be sure they are tightly sealed. Trapped
air can cause the food to dry out, change color and
develop an off-flavor (freezer burn).
• Overwrap fresh meats and poultry with suitable
freezer wrap prior to freezing.
• Do not refreeze meat that has completely thawed.
• Always wrap odorous foods such as onions and
cabbage so the odor does not transfer to other foods.
Loading the Freezer
• While vegetables need a certain amount of humidity
to remain fresh, too much humidity can shorten
storage times (especially leafy vegetables). Drain
vegetables well before storing.
• 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.
• Wait to wash fresh produce until right before use.
• Leave space between the packages so cold air can
circulate freely, allowing food to freeze as quickly as
possible.
Meat and Cheese
• Raw meat and poultry should be wrapped securely
so leakage and contamination of other foods or
surfaces does not occur.
• Occasionally mold will develop on the surface of
hard cheeses (Swiss, Cheddar, Parmesan). Cut off at
least an inch around and below the moldy area. Keep
your knife or instrument out of the mold itself. Do not
try to save individual cheese slices, soft cheese,
cottage cheese, cream, sour cream or yogurt when
mold appears.
Dairy Food
• Most dairy foods such as milk, yogurt, sour cream
and cottage cheese have freshness dates on their
cartons for appropriate length of storage. Store these
foods in the original carton and refrigerate
immediately after purchasing and after each use.
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• A freezer operates more efficiently when it is at least
two-thirds full.
• Avoid storing hard-to-freeze foods such as ice cream
and orange juice on the freezer door shelves. These
foods are best stored in the freezer interior where the
temperature varies less with door openings.
Refer to the Food Storage Chart on pages 20 and 21 for
approximate storage times.
Food Storage Tips
Food Storage Chart
Storage times are approximate and may vary depending on type of packaging, storage temperature, and the quality
of the food when purchased.
FOODS
REFRIGERATOR
FREEZER
STORAGE TIPS
DAIRY PRODUCTS
Butter
1 month
6 to 9 months
Wrap tightly or cover.
Milk and cream
1 week
Not recommended
Check carton date. Close tightly.
Don’t return unused portions to
original container. Don’t freeze
cream unless whipped.
Cream cheese, cheese
spread and cheese food
1 to 2 weeks
Not recommended
Wrap tightly.
Cottage cheese
3 to 5 days
Not recommended
Store in original carton.
Check carton date.
Sour cream
10 days
Not recommended
Store in original carton.
Check carton date.
Hard cheese
(Swiss, Cheddar and Parmesan)
1 to 2 months
4 to 6 months
May become
crumbly
Wrap tightly.
Cut off any mold.
Eggs in the shell
3 weeks
Not recommended
Refrigerate small ends down.
Leftover yolks or whites
2 to 4 days
9 to 12 months
For each cup of yolks to be frozen,
add 1 tsp. sugar for use in sweet, or
1 tsp. salt for non-sweet dishes.
Apples
1 month
8 months (cooked) May also store unripe or hard apples
at 60° to 70° F (16° to 21° C).
Bananas
2 to 4 days
6 months
(whole/peeled)
Ripen at room temperature before
refrigerating. Bananas darken when
refrigerated.
Pears, plums, avocados
3 to 4 days
Not recommended
Ripen at room temperature before
refrigerating. Avocados darken when
refrigerated.
Berries, cherries, apricots
2 to 3 days
6 months
Ripen at room temperature before
refrigerating.
Grapes
3 to 5 days
1 month (whole)
Ripen at room temperature before
refrigerating.
Citrus fruits
1 to 2 weeks
Not recommended
May also store at 60° to 70° F (16° to
21° C). If refrigerated, store uncovered.
Pineapples, cut
2 to 3 days
6 to 12 months
Will not ripen after purchase.
Use quickly.
EGGS
FRUITS
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Food Storage Tips
FOODS
REFRIGERATOR
FREEZER
STORAGE TIPS
VEGETABLES
Asparagus
1 to 2 days
8 to 10 months
Do not wash before refrigerating.
Store in crisper.
Brussels sprouts, broccoli,
cauliflower, green peas,
lima beans, onions, peppers
3 to 5 days
8 to 10 months
Wrap odorous foods.
Leave peas in pods.
Cabbage, celery
1 to 2 weeks
Not recommended
Wrap odorous foods and refrigerate
in crisper.
Carrots, parsnips, beets and
turnips
7 to 10 days
8 to 10 months
Remove tops. Wrap odorous foods
and refrigerate in the crisper.
Lettuce
7 to 10 days
Not recommended
Chicken and Turkey, whole
1 to 2 days
12 months
Chicken and Turkey, pieces
1 to 2 days
9 months
Fish
1 to 2 days
2 to 6 months
Bacon
7 days
1 month
Beef or lamb, ground
1 to 2 days
3 to 4 months
Fresh meats can be kept in original
packaging for refrigeration.
Beef or lamb, roast and steak
3 to 5 days
6 to 9 months
Place in the meat and cheese drawer.
When freezing longer than two
weeks, overwrap with freezer wrap.
Ham, fully cooked, whole
7 days
1 to 2 months
half
5 days
1 to 2 months
slices
3 days
1 to 2 months
Luncheon meat
3 to 5 days
1 to 2 months
Pork, roast
3 to 5 days
4 to 6 months
Pork, chops
3 to 5 days
4 months
Sausage, ground
1 to 2 days
1 to 2 months
Sausage, smoked
7 days
1 to 2 months
Veal
3 to 5 days
4 to 6 months
Frankfurters
7 days
1 month
POULTRY and FISH
Keep in original packaging for
refrigeration. Place in the meat and
cheese drawer. When freezing longer
than two weeks, overwrap with
freezer wrap.
MEATS
Unopened, vacuum-packed luncheon
meat may be kept up to two weeks
in the meat and cheese drawer.
Processed meats should be tightly
wrapped and stored in the meat and
cheese drawer.
Sources: United States Department of Agriculture; Food Marketing Institute; Cooperative Extension Service, Iowa
State University
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Care and Cleaning
WARNING
CAUTION
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death, disconnect power to
refrigerator before cleaning. After cleaning, connect
power.
To avoid personal injury or property damage,
observe the following:
• Read and follow manufacturer’s directions for all
cleaning products.
• Do not place buckets, shelves or accessories in
dishwasher. Cracking or warping of accessories
may result.
Refrigerator Cleaning Chart
PART
DO NOT USE
DO
Cabinet Interior
Abrasive or harsh cleaners
Ammonia
Chlorine bleach
Concentrated detergents
or solvents
Metal or plastic-textured
scouring pads
Use 4 tablespoons of baking soda dissolved in 1
quart (1 liter) warm soapy water.
Rinse surfaces with clean warm water and dry
immediately to avoid water spots.
Stainless Steel Doors
and Exterior (select models)
IMPORTANT:
Damage to stainless steel
finish due to improper use
of cleaning products or
non-recommended products
is not covered under this
product’s warranty.
Abrasive or harsh cleaners
Ammonia
Chlorine bleach
Concentrated detergents or
solvents
Metal or plastic-textured
scouring pads
Vinegar-based products
Citrus-based cleaners
Use warm, soapy water and a soft, clean cloth or
sponge.
Rinse surfaces with clean warm water and dry
immediately to avoid water spots.
To polish and help prevent finger prints, follow with
Stainless Steel Magic Spray (part no. 20000008*).
Door Gaskets
Abrasive or harsh cleaners
Metal or plastic-textured
scouring pads
Use warm, soapy water and a soft, clean cloth or
sponge.
Condenser Coil
Remove base grille to access.
Anything other than a vaccuum
cleaner
Use a vacuum cleaner hose nozzle.
Textured Doors and Exterior
(select models)
Use a vacuum cleaner hose nozzle with brush
attachment.
Condenser Fan Outlet Grille
See back of refrigerator.
Accessories
Shelves, buckets,
drawers, etc.
A dishwasher
Follow removal and installation instructions from
appropriate feature section.
Allow items to adjust to room temperature.
Dilute mild detergent and use a soft clean cloth or
sponge for cleaning.
Use a plastic bristle brush to get into crevices. Rinse
surfaces with clean warm water.
Dry glass and clear items immediately to avoid spots.
* To order, call 1-877-232-6771 U.S.A. or 1-800-688-8408 Canada.
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Care and Cleaning
Removing Odors From
Refrigerator
WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death, disconnect power to
refrigerator before cleaning. After cleaning,
reconnect power.
1. Remove all food and turn the refrigerator OFF.
2. Disconnect power to the refrigerator.
3. Clean the walls, floor, ceiling of cabinet interior,
drawers, shelves and gaskets according to the
instructions on page 22.
4. Dilute mild detergent and brush solution into
crevices using a plastic bristle brush. Let stand for
5 minutes. Rinse surfaces with warm water. Dry
surfaces with a soft, clean cloth.
5. Wash and dry all bottles, containers and jars.
Discard spoiled or expired items.
6. Wrap or store odor-causing foods in tightly sealed
containers to prevent recurring odors.
7. Reconnect power to refrigerator and return food to
refrigerator.
8. Allow the refrigerator to cool.
9. After 24 hours, check if odor has been eliminated.
If odor is still present:
1. Remove drawers and place on top shelf of
refrigerator.
2. Pack refrigerator and freezer sections – including
doors – with crumpled sheets of black and white
newspaper.
3. Place charcoal briquettes randomly on crumpled
newspaper in both freezer and refrigerator
compartments.
4. Close doors and let stand 24 to 48 hours.
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Energy Saving Tips
• Avoid overcrowding refrigerator shelves.
Overcrowding reduces air circulation around food
and causes refrigerator to run longer.
• Avoid adding too much warm food to refrigerator at
one time. This overloads compartments and slows
rate of cooling.
• Do not use aluminum foil, wax paper, or paper
toweling as shelf liners. This decreases air flow and
causes refrigerator to run less efficiently.
• A freezer that is two-thirds full runs most efficiently.
• Locate refrigerator in coolest part of room. Avoid
areas of direct sunlight, or near heating ducts,
registers or other heat producing appliances. If this is
not possible, isolate exterior by using a section of
cabinet or an added layer of insulation.
• Clean door gaskets every three months according to
cleaning instructions. This will assure that door seals
properly and refrigerator runs efficiently.
• Take time to organize items in refrigerator to reduce
time that door is open.
• Be sure your doors are closing securely by leveling
refrigerator as instructed in your installation
instructions.
• Clean condenser coils as indicated in the cleaning
instructions every three months. This will increase
energy efficiency and cooling performance.
Care and Cleaning
Replacing Light Bulbs
WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death, disconnect power to
refrigerator before replacing light bulb. After
replacing light bulb, reconnect power.
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage,
observe the following:
• Allow light bulb to cool.
• Wear gloves when replacing light bulb.
Fresh Food Section
(style of light shield varies)
1. Slide clear light shield
toward back of
compartment to release
from light assembly.
Freezer (style of light shield varies)
1. Reach behind the light
cover.
2. With firm pressure, press
forward on the notches at
the back of the cover and
pull down. The cover will
open from the back.
3. Remove the cover.
4. Remove light bulb.
5. Replace bulb with
appliance bulb no
greater than 40 watts.
6. Insert front tabs of light
cover into slots in freezer
liner and snap rear
portion over light
assembly until rear tab
engages.
2. Remove light bulbs.
3. Replace with appliance
bulbs no greater than 40 watts.
4. Replace light bulb cover by inserting tabs on light
shield into liner holes on each side of light
assembly. Slide shield toward front of refrigerator
until it locks into place. Do not force shield beyond
locking point. Doing so may damage light shield.
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Care and Cleaning
Preparing for Vacation
CAUTION
Upon your return
After a short vacation or absence:
If your refrigerator has a dispenser and if there is
any possibility that the temperature can drop below
freezing where the refrigerator is located, the water
supply system (including the water tank and the
water valve) must be drained by a qualified servicer.
For models with automatic ice makers or dispensers:
For short vacations or absences (three months or
less):
• Run 10-15 glasses of water from the dispenser to
flush out the system.
• Reconnect the water supply and turn on supply valve
(see pages 8-9).
• Monitor water connection for 24 hours and correct
leaks if necessary.
1. Remove all perishables.
• Restart the ice maker by lowering the ice maker arm.
2. If no one will be checking in on the refrigerator
during your absence, remove all frozen items also.
• Discard at least the first three ice harvests.
3. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
• Shut off the water supply to the ice maker at least
one day ahead of time.
• After the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shut
off arm to the OFF position.
• Empty the ice bin.
4. If the room temperature will drop below 55° F
(13° C), follow the instructions for longer absences.
For long vacations, absences (more than three
months) OR if the room temperature will drop below
55º F (13° C):
1. Remove food.
2. If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker:
• Shut off the water supply to the ice maker at least
one day ahead of time.
• After the last load of ice drops, raise the wire shut
off arm to the OFF position.
• Empty the ice bin.
3. If your refrigerator has a dispenser system with water
filter, remove the water filter cartridge and install the
filter bypass. Dispose of the used cartridge.
4. Turn the freezer control to OFF.
5. Unplug the refrigerator.
6. Thoroughly clean the interior of both compartments
with a baking soda solution and a clean soft cloth
(four tablespoons of baking soda in one quart of
warm water).
7. Dry thoroughly.
8. Leave the doors open to prevent the formation of
mold and mildew.
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After a long vacation or absence:
• Reconnect the water supply and turn on supply valve
(see pages 8-9).
• Plug the refrigerator back in and reset controls (see
pages 10-12).
• Monitor water connection for 24 hours and correct
leaks, if necessary.
For dispenser models, run water through the dispenser
for at least three minutes with the filter bypass in place,
then install water filter (see page 17).
• After installing the water filter, run water through the
dispenser continuously for at least two minutes, or
until water runs steady. Initially you may notice a
one to two minute delay in water dispersal as the
internal tanks fills.
• Restart the ice maker by lowering the ice maker arm.
• Discard ice produced within the first 12 hours (at
least the first three harvests).
Preparing to move
• Follow the above instructions for long
vacations/absences, through step 7.
• Secure all loose items such as shelves and drawers
by taping them securely in place to prevent damage.
• Tape the doors shut.
• Use an appliance dolly when moving the refrigerator.
Always truck the refrigerator from its side or back
- never from its front.
• Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright position
during moving.
Operating Sounds
Improvements in refrigeration design may produce sounds in your new refrigerator that are different or were not
present in an older model. These improvements were made to create a refrigerator that is better at preserving food,
is more energy efficient, and is quieter overall. Because new refrigerators run quieter, sounds may be detected that
were present in older refrigerators, but were masked by higher sound levels. Many of these sounds are normal.
Please note that the surfaces adjacent to a refrigerator, such as hard walls, floors and cabinetry may make these
sounds seem even louder. The following are some of the normal sounds that may be noticed in a new refrigerator.
SOUND
SOLUTION
POSSIBLE CAUSE
• Freezer control (A) clicks when starting or
stopping compressor.
• Normal operation
• Motorized device (B) sounds like an electric
clock and snaps in and out.
• Normal operation
Air rushing or
whirring
• Freezer fan (C) and condenser fan (D) make
this noise while operating.
• Normal operation
Gurgling or
boiling sound
• Evaporator (E) and heat exchanger (F)
refrigerant makes this noise when flowing.
• Normal operation
Thumping
• Ice cubes from ice maker (select models) drop
into ice bucket (G).
• Normal operation
Vibrating noise
• Compressor (H) makes a pulsating sound
while running.
• Normal operation
• Refrigerator is not level.
• See page 3 for details on how to level
your refrigerator.
Buzzing
• Ice maker water valve (I) hookup (select
models) buzzes when ice maker fills with
water.
• Normal operation
Humming
• Ice maker (J) is in the ‘on’ position without
water connection.
• Stop sound by raising ice maker arm
to OFF position (see page 16).
• Compressor (H) can make a high-pitched hum
while operating.
• Normal operation
• Defrost heater (K) hisses, sizzles or pops when
operational.
B
• Normal operation
Clicking
Hissing or
popping
B
A
C
G
I
J
E
C
G
A
F
B
I
J
H D K
F
E
H D K
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Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
WHAT TO DO
Freezer control and
lights are on, but
compressor is not
operating
Crisper drawer
temperature is too
warm
Refrigerator does
not operate
Refrigerator is in defrost mode.
Normal operation.
Wait 40 minutes to see if refrigerator restarts.
Control settings are too low.
See pages 10-12 to adjust controls.
Refrigerator is not plugged in.
Control is not on.
Fuse is blown, or circuit breaker needs
to be reset.
Power outage has occurred.
Refrigerator is malfunctioning.
Plug in refrigerator.
See pages 10-12 to adjust your controls.
Replace any blown fuses.
Check circuit breaker and reset, if necessary.
Call local power company listing to report outage.
Unplug refrigerator and transfer food to another
refrigerator. If another refrigerator is not available,
place dry ice in freezer section to preserve food.
Warranty does not cover food loss.
Contact service for assistance.
Clean according to the chart on page 22.
See pages 10-12 to adjust your controls.
Refrigerator still
won’t operate
Food temperature
is too cold
Food temperature
is too warm
Condenser coils are dirty.
Refrigerator or freezer controls are set
too high.
Door is not closing properly.
Controls need to be adjusted.
Condenser coils are dirty.
Rear air grille is blocked.
Door has been opened frequently, or has
been opened for long periods of time.
Food has recently been added.
Refrigerator has
an odor
Water droplets
form on outside
of refrigerator
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Compartment is dirty or has odorcausing food.
Check gaskets for proper seal.
Humidity levels are high.
Controls require adjustment.
Refrigerator is not level. See page 3 for details on how
to level your refrigerator.
Check gaskets for proper seal. Clean, if necessary,
according to the chart on page 22.
Check for internal obstructions that are keeping door
from closing properly (i.e. improperly closed drawers,
ice buckets, oversized or improperly stored
containers, etc.)
See pages 10-12 to adjust your controls.
Clean according to the chart on page 22.
Check the positioning of food items in refrigerator to
make sure grille is not blocked. Rear air grilles are
located under crisper drawers.
Reduce time door is open.
Organize food items efficiently to assure door is open
for as short a time as possible.
Allow time for recently added food to reach
refrigerator or freezer temperature.
Clean according to instructions on page 22.
Clean according to the chart on page 22.
Normal during times of high humidity.
See pages 10-12 to adjust your controls.
Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
WHAT TO DO
Water droplets form
on inside of
refrigerator
• Humidity levels are high or door has
• See pages 10-12 to adjust your controls.
been been opened frequently.
• Reduce time door is open.
Organize food items efficiently to assure door is
open for as short a time as possible.
• Check gaskets for proper seal.
• Clean, if necessary, according to the chart on page
22.
Refrigerator or ice
maker makes
unfamiliar sounds
or seems too loud
• Normal operation.
• See page 16.
Crisper drawers
do not close freely
• Contents of drawer, or positioning of
• Reposition food items and containers to avoid
items in the surrounding compartment
could be obstructing drawer.
interference with the drawers.
• Drawer is not in proper position.
• Refrigerator is not level.
• See page 3 for details on how to level your
refrigerator.
• Drawer channels are dirty or need
treatment.
• Clean drawer channels with warm, soapy water.
• Rinse and dry thoroughly.
• Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to drawer
channels.
Refrigerator runs
too frequently
• Doors have been opened frequently or
for long periods of time.
• Reduce time door is open.
• Organize food items efficiently to assure door is
open for as short a time as possible.
• Allow interior environment to adjust for period the
door has been opened.
• Humidity or heat in surrounding area
• Normal operation.
is high.
• Food has recently been added.
• Allow time for recently added food to reach
refrigerator or freezer temperature.
• Refrigerator is exposed to heat by
environment or by appliances nearby.
• Condenser coils are dirty.
• Evaluate your refrigerator’s environment.
Refrigerator may need to be moved to run more
efficiently.
• Clean, if necessary, according to the chart on page
22.
• Controls need to be adjusted.
• See pages 10-12 to adjust your controls.
• Door is not closing properly.
• Refrigerator is not level. See page 3 for details on
how to level your refrigerator.
• Check gaskets for proper seal.
• Clean, if necessary, according to the chart on page
22.
• Check for internal obstructions that are keeping
door from closing properly (i.e. improperly closed
drawers, ice buckets, oversized or improperly stored
containers, etc.)
• Normal Operation
• See Operating Sounds on page 26.
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Troubleshooting
Ice and Water
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
WHAT TO DO
Refrigerator is
leaking water
• Plastic tubing was used to complete
water connection.
• The manufacturer recommends using copper tubing
for installation. Plastic is less durable and can cause
leakage. The manufacturer is not responsible for
property damage due to improper installation
or water connection.
• Improper water valve was installed.
• Check water connection procedure (see pages 8-9).
Self-piercing and 3⁄16” saddle valves cause low water
pressure and may clog the line over time. The
manufacturer is not responsible for property
damage due to improper installation or water
connection.
• Water pressure is low.
• Water pressure must be between 35 to 100 pounds
per square inch to function properly. A minimum
pressure of 35 pounds per square inch is
recommended for refrigerators with water filters.
• Freezer temperature is too high.
• Adjust freezer control (see page 10). Freezer is
recommended to be approximately 0° F (-18° C).
• Water pressure is low.
• Water pressure must be between 35 to 100 pounds
per square inch to function properly. A minimum
pressure of 35 pounds per square inch is
recommended for refrigerators with water filters.
• Improper water valve was installed.
• Check water connection procedure in your
Installation Instructions. Self-piercing and 3⁄16”
saddle valves cause low water pressure and may
clog the line over time. The manufacturer is not
responsible for property damage due to
improper installation or water connection.
Open water valve completely and check for leaks.
• Copper tubing has kinks.
• Turn off water supply and remove kinks. If kinks
cannot be removed, replace tubing.
• Water filter is clogged or needs to be
changed.
• Change water filter (see page 17).
Ice forms in inlet
tube to ice maker
Water flow is
slower than normal
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