RS261M
Refrigerator
user manual
English
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Free Standing Appliance
features of your side-by-side
refrigerator
Key features of your new refrigerator
Your Samsung Refrigerator comes equipped with various innovative storage and energy-efficient features.
• Xtra SpaceTM
Vertical room next to the ice maker in the freezer provides space for pizza etc.
• Door Alarm
Beep sound reminds you the door is open.
• Vegetable Crisper
Optimized humidity control keeps vegetables & fruits fresh.
• Compact Ice Maker
• Water Filtration System
• Digital Display and Temperature Control
For easy future reference, write the model and serial
number down. You will find your model number on
the left bottom side of the refrigerator.
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Model #
Serial # safety Information
SAFETY INFORMATION
Before using your new Samsung Side-By-Side Refrigerator, please read this manual thoroughly to
ensure that you know how to safely and efficiently operate the features and functions that your new
appliance offers.
This appliance is not intended for use by people (including children) with reduced physical, sensory or
mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given supervision or
instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their safety.
Because the following Instructions cover various models, the characteristics of your refrigerator may
differ slightly from the refrigerator described in this manual. If you have any questions contact us at
1-800-SAMSUNG or find help and information online at www.samsung.com.
Important safety symbols and precautions:
WARNING
CAUTION
Hazards or unsafe practices that may result in severe personal injury or death.
Hazards or unsafe practices that may result in minor personal injury or property
damage.
Do NOT attempt.
Do NOT disassemble.
Do NOT touch.
Follow directions carefully.
Unplug the power plug from the wall socket.
Make sure the refrigerator is grounded to prevent electric shock.
Call the contact center for help.
Note.
These warning signs are here to prevent injury to you and others.
Please follow them carefully.
After reading this section, keep it in a safe place for future reference.
WARNING
SEVERE WARNING SIGNS FOR INSTALLATION
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o not install the refrigerator in a damp place or place where it may come in contact with
water.
- Deteriorated insulation of electrical parts may cause an electric shock or fire.
•D
o not place this refrigerator in direct sunlight or expose to the heat from stoves, room
heaters or other appliance.
•D
o not plug several appliances into the same multiple power board. The refrigerator
should always be plugged into its own individual electrical board which has a voltage
rating that matched the rating plate.
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his provides the best performance and also prevents overloading house wiring circuits,
which could cause a fire hazard from overheated wires.
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safety Information
• If the wall socket is loose, do not insert the power plug.
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here is a risk of electric shock or fire.
• Do not use a cord that shows cracks or abrasion damage along its length or at either end.
• Do not bend the power cord excessively or place heavy articles on it.
• Never unplug your refrigerator by pulling on the power cord. Always grip plug firmly and
pull straight out from the outlet.
-D
amage to the cord may cause short-circuit, fire and/or electric shock.
• Do not use aerosols near the refrigerator.
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erosols used near the refrigerator may cause an explosion or fire.
•T
his refrigerator must be properly installed and located in accordance with the manual before it is used.
• Connect the power plug in proper position with the cord hanging down.
- If you connect the power plug upside down, the wire can get cut off and cause a fire or electric shock.
• When moving the refrigerator, be careful not to roll over or damage the power cord.
-T
his constitutes a fire hazard.
• Make sure that the power plug is not squashed or damaged by the back of the refrigerator.
• Keep the packing materials out of reach of children.
-T
here is a risk of death from suffocation if children put them on their head.
• The appliance must be positioned so that the plug is accessible after installation.
•Y
ou need to remove all the protective plastic film before you initially plug in to use the product.
• The Refrigerator must be safely grounded
-A
lways make sure that you have grounded the Refrigerator before attempting to investigate
or repair any part of the appliance. Power leakages can cause severe electric shock.
•N
ever use gas pipes, telephone lines or other potential lightning attractors as an electrical ground.
- Improper use of the grounding plug can result in a risk of electric shock.
If it is necessary to use an extension cord, use only a 3-wire extension cord that has a
3-blade grounding plug and a 3-slot receptacle that will accept the plug on the appliance.
The marked rating of the extension cord should be AC115-120V, 10A, or more.
If a grounding adapter is used, make sure the receptacle box is fully grounded.
• If the power cord is damaged, have it replaced immediately by the manufacturer or its
service agent.
CAUTION
CAUTION SIGNS for INSTALLATION
• Allow sufficient space to install the refrigerator on a flat surface.
- If your refrigerator is not level, the internal cooling system may not work correctly.
•K
eep ventilation opening in the appliance enclosure or mounting structure clear of obstruction.
• Allow the appliance to stand for 2 hours after installation.
WARNING
SEVERE WARNING SIGNS for USING
•D
o not insert the power plug with wet hands.
• Do not store articles on the top of the appliance.
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hen you open or close the door, the articles may fall and cause personal injury and/or
material damage.
• Do not put a container filled with water on the refrigerator.
- If spilled, there is a risk of fire or electric shock.
•C
hildren should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
• Do not let children hang on the door. A serious injury may occur.
•D
o not let children enter inside of the refrigerator. There is a risk of children entrapment.
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• Do not insert your hands into the bottom area under the appliance.
-A
ny sharp edges may cause personal injury.
• Do not let children step on drawer’s cover.
-T
he drawer may break and cause them to slip.
• Do not overfill the refrigerator with food.
-W
hen you open the door, an item may fall out and cause personal injury or material
damage.
• Do not touch the inside walls of the freezer or products stored in the freezer with wet hands.
-T
his may cause frostbite.
• Never put fingers or other objects into the water dispenser hole, ice chute and ice maker bucket.
- It may cause personal injury or material damage.
• Do not spray inflammable gas near the refrigerator.
- There is a risk of explosion or fire.
• Do not store volatile or flammable substances in the refrigerator.
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he storage of benzene, thinner, alcohol, ether, LP gas and other such products may cause
explosions.
•D
o not store pharmaceuticals products, scientific materials or temperature sensitive
products in the refrigerator.
- Products that require strict temperature controls must not be stored in the refrigerator.
•D
o not place or use an electrical appliance inside the refrigerator, unless it is of a type
recommended by the manufacturer.
•D
o not use mechanical devices or any other means to accelerate the defrosting process,
other than those recommended by the manufacturer.
• Do not damage the refrigerant circuit.
•D
o not disassemble or repair the refrigerator by yourself.
- You run risk of causing a fire, malfunction and/or personal injury.
• Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
• Bottles should be stored tightly together so that they do not fall out.
• This product is intended only for the storage of food in a domestic environment.
• If a gas leak is detected, avoid any naked flames or potential sources of ignition and air
the room in which the appliance is standing for several minutes.
• Use only the LED Lamps provided by manufacturer or service agents
• Pull the power plug out of the socket before changing the interior lamps of the refrigerator.
- Otherwise, there is a risk of electric shock.
• If there are burning smells or smoke, pull out power plug immediately and contact your
Samsung Electronics service center.
• If you experience difficulty when changing the light, contact service agents.
• If the products equipped with LED Lamp, do not disassemble Lamp Cover and LED Lamp
by yourself.
- Please contact your service agents.
• If any dust or water is in refrigerator, pull out power plug and contact your Samsung
Electronics service center.
- Otherwise there is a risk of fire.
CAUTION
CAUTION SIGNS for USING
• Do not re-freeze frozen foods that have thawed completely.
Do not place carbonated or fizzy drinks in the freezer compartment. Do not put bottles or
glass containers in the freezer.
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hen the contents freeze, the glass may break and cause personal injury.
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safety Information
• Service warranty and Modification.
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ny changes or modifications performed by a 3rd party on this finished appliance is not
covered under Samsung warranty service, nor can Samsung be responsible for safety
issues that result from 3rd party modifications.
• Do not block air holes.
- If the air holes are blocked, especially with a plastic bag, the refrigerator can be over
cooled. If this cooling period lasts too long, the water filter may break and cause water
leakage.
• If the refrigerator is disconnected from the power supply, you should wait for at least five
minutes before plugging it back.
• If you have a long vacation planned or the refrigerator is not to be used for a long period
of time, you must empty the refrigerator and pull out the power plug.
- Deterioration in the insulation may cause fire.
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ipe excess moisture from the inside and leave the doors open.
- Otherwise, odor and mold may develop.
• To get best performance of product,
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o not place foods too closely in front of the vents at the rear of the appliance as it can
obstruct free air circulation in the refrigerator compartment.
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rap the food up properly or place it in airtight containers before putting it into the refrigerator.
• Fill water tank, ice tray, water cubes only with potable water.
•W
hen the refrigerator gets wet by water, pull out the power plug and contact your
Samsung Electronics service center.
CAUTION
CAUTION SIGNS for CLEANING
• Do not directly spray water inside or outside the refrigerator.
- There is a risk of fire or electric shock.
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emove any foreign matter or dust from the power plug pins. Do not use a wet or damp
cloth when cleaning the plug, remove any foreign material or dust from the power plug
pins.
- Otherwise there is a risk of fire or electric shock.
• Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and making repairs.
WARNING
SEVERE warning signs for DisPosaL
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isk of child entrapment. Before you throw away your old refrigerator or freezer.
- Take off the doors.
- Leave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside.
•P
lease dispose of the packaging material for this product in an environmentally friendly
manner.
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eave the shelves in place so that children may not easily climb inside. Ensure that none
of the pipes on the back of the appliance are damaged prior to disposal.
•W
hen disposing of this refrigerator, remove the door/door seals and door latch so that
small children or animals cannot become trapped inside.
Children should be supervised to ensure that they do not play with the appliance.
•C
yclopentane is used as in the insulation. The gases in insulation material require
a special disposal procedure. Please contact your local authorities in regard to the
environmentally safe disposal of this product. Ensure that none of the pipes on the back of
the refrigerator are damaged prior to disposal.
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contents
seTTING UP yOUR sIDe-by-sIDe
RefRIGeRATOR 08
OPeRATING yOUR
sIDe-by-sIDe RefRIGeRATOR 20
CLEANING AND MAINTAINING YOUR
SIDE-BY-SIDE REFRIGERATOR 26
APPENDIX 08 Getting ready to install the refrigerator
10 Setting up the refrigerator
15 Leveling the refrigerator
16 Making minor adjustment to the doors
17 Checking the water dispenser line
18 Installing the water line
20 Checking the control panel
21 Using the control panel
23 Using the ice and cold water dispenser
24 Storing food
26 Removing the freezer/fridge accessories
27 Cleaning the refrigerator
28 Changing the water filter
29 Troubleshooting
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setting up your side-by-side refrigerator
Getting ready to install the refrigerator
Congratulations on the purchase of your Samsung Side-By-Side Refrigerator. We hope you will enjoy the many
state-of-the-art features and efficiencies that this new appliance has to offer.
Selecting the best location for the refrigerator
Select a location with easy access to the water supply.
Select a location without direct exposure to sunlight.
Select a location with level (or nearly level) flooring.
Select a location with enough space for the refrigerator doors to open easily.
Allow sufficient space to install the refrigerator on a flat surface.
- If your refrigerator is not level, the internal cooling system may not work correctly.
- Refer to drawing and dimensions below for overall space required for use.
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135
8
(1,556.9mm)
Do not install the refrigerator where the temperature can drop below 50°F (10°C).
CAUTION
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When installing, servicing or cleaning behind the
refrigerator, be sure to pull the unit straight out and push
back in straight after finishing.
(1,291.3mm)
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5
45
135
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When moving your refrigerator
To prevent floor damage, be sure the front leveling legs are in the up
position (above the floor). Refer to ‘Leveling the refrigerator’ in the
manual (page 15).
To protect the finish of the flooring, place a protection sheet, such as
packing carton under the refrigerator.
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43
3
8
39 3 4
(1,009.7mm)
(1,099mm)
at least 2” (50.8mm)
8
(1,157.6mm)
at least 2” (50.8mm)
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First things first! Make sure that you can easily move your refrigerator to its final location by measuring
doorways (both width and height), thresholds, ceilings, stairways, etc.
The following chart details the exact height and depth.
MODEL
Width
RS261M
Only Cabinet
With Leg Front
Dimensions
[inch(mm)]
Depth
Height
With Door
36 1/20 (915.5)
23 5/8 (735)
27 7/16 (861.2)
With Handle
30 (920.4)
Only Cabinet
68 5/8 (1,742.4)
With Hinge
69 5/16 (1,776)
With Door
70 (1,776)
• Allow clearance to the right, left, back and top when installing. This will help reduce power
consumption and keep your energy bills lower.
• Make sure you disconnect the water supply line BEFORE removing the freezer door.
To avoid damage, refer to ‘Separating the water line’ in the manual(page 12).
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01 SETTING UP
Only Cabinet
35 3/4 (908)
setting up your side-by-side refrigerator
SETTING UP the refrigerator
Now that you have your new Refrigerator installed in place, you are ready to set up and enjoy the features and
functions of the appliance. By completing the following steps, your Refrigerator should be fully operational.
If not, first check the power supply and electricity source or try the troubleshooting section at the back of
this user’s guide. If you have any further questions, contact your Samsung Electronics service center.
1. P
lace the Refrigerator in an appropriate location with reasonable clearance between the wall and the
Refrigerator. Refer to installation instructions in this manual.
2. Once the Refrigerator is plugged in, make sure the interior light comes on when you open the doors.
3. S
et the Temperature control to the coldest temperature and wait for an hour. The Freezer will get slightly
chilled and the motor will run smoothly.
4. A
fter powering the Refrigerator, it will take a few hours to reach the appropriate temperature. You can
store food and drinks in the Refrigerator after the temperature is sufficiently cool.
Check the accessory list below.
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Hex wrench
Compression fitting Compression nut
Installing the handles
1. Take the handles out from the right side door.
The handles are included in the package.
2. Check if the word “UP” on the rear of the handle is facing right side up.
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3. Match the upper and lower handle locking tabs on the doors to the handles.
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4. Fix the handles to the doors by sliding it down firmly until you hear a click sound.
5. Check the installation of the handles by pulling on them. If the handles have been inserted
correctly, they should not move. Ensure the 2 handles are horizontally aligned.
If the handles are not aligned, repeat step 2 and 3. To align the doors, refer to ‘Leveling the refrigerator’
in the manual(page 15).
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setting up your side-by-side refrigerator
SETTING UP the refrigerator(CONT’D)
If your entrance won’t allow the refrigerator to pass easily through it, you can remove the doors.
Removing the Front Leg Cover
First, open both the freezer and refrigerator doors, and then take off the front leg cover by turning the
three screws counter-clockwise.
FRONT LEG COVER
SCREW
Separating the water supply line from the refrigerator
1. Remove the water tube by pressing the coupler
2
and pulling the water tube
1
away.
2
1
Do not cut the water line. Gently separate it from the coupler.
Reattaching the water supply line
1. While pressing the front face of coupler
2 , insert the water line 1 in the coupler.
Carefully place front cover and push to
snap it into position.
Line
Line
Coupler
1
Coupler
2
The water line must be fully inserted to the marked line to prevent water leakage from the
dispenser.
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Removing the freezer door
A few things to mention first.
• Make sure that you lift the door straight up so the hinges are not bent or broken.
• Be careful not to pinch the water tubing and wire harness on the door.
• Place doors on a protected surface to prevent scratching or damage.
1. W
ith the Freezer door closed, remove the upper hinge cover
disconnect the wires 2 .
1
using a screwdriver, and then
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2
1
2. Remove hinge bolts 3 and a ground screw 4 counter-clockwise, and take off the upper hinge
5 in the direction of the arrow. Be careful when removing the door to ensure that it does not fall
on you.
4
3
5
3. Remove the door from the lower hinge
6
by carefully lifting the door
7
.
7
6
4. Remove the lower hinge
8
from the lower hinge bracket
9
by lifting the lower hinge in the
direction of the arrow.
8
9
Reattaching the freezer doors
To reattach the freezer doors, replace parts in reverse order.
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setting up your side-by-side refrigerator
SETTING UP the refrigerator(CONT’D)
Removing the fridge door
1. With the door closed, remove the upper hinge cover
using a screwdriver
1
1
2. Remove hinge bolts 2 and ground screw 3 counter-clockwise, and take off the upper hinge 4
in the direction of the arrow. Be careful when removing the door to ensure that it does not fall on
you.
3
2
4
3. Remove the door from the lower hinge
6
by lifting the door
7
.
7
6
4. Remove the lower hinge
8
from the lower hinge bracket
9
by lifting the lower hinge in the
direction of the arrow.
8
9
Reattaching the fridge door
To reattach the fridge doors, replace parts in reverse order.
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LEVELING the refrigerator
Now that the doors are back on the refrigerator, you want to make sure the refrigerator is level so that you can
make final adjustments. If the refrigerator is not level, it will not be possible to get the doors perfectly even.
The front of the refrigerator is also adjustable.
Before leveling the refrigerator, remove the front leg cover
Open both the freezer and fridge doors, and then take off the front leg cover by turning the three
screws counter-clockwise.
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When the Freezer part is lower than the Fridge part.
Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into a slot on the Freezer Leg, then turn it clockwise.
When the Fridge part is lower than the Freezer part.
Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into a slot on the Fridge Leg, then turn it clockwise.
Screw Driver
Freezer Leg
Fridge Leg
Screw Driver
Refer to the next section for the best way to make very minor adjustments to the doors.
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setting up your side-by-side refrigerator
Making mInor adjustments to the doors
Remember, a level refrigerator is necessary for getting the doors perfectly even. If you need help, review the
previous section on levelling the refrigerator.
When the door of the freezer is higher
than the fridge
Adjustment part
In the case of the process to correct the imbalance is the same. Open the doors and adjust them,
one at a time, as follows:
1. Unscrew the nut 1 from the lower hinge until it reaches the upper end of the bolt 2 .
3
Wrench
2
1
Bolt
Nut
When you release the nut 1 , make sure that you use the hex wrench provided 3 to loosen the
bolt 2 in a counter-clockwise
direction. You should then be able to unscrew the nut
1
with your fingers.
2. Adjust the height difference between the doors by turning the bolt
clockwise
.
When you turn clockwise
2
clockwise
3
Wrench
2
Bolt
or counter
, the door will move up.
3. After adjusting the doors, turn the nut 1 clockwise
until it reaches the lower end of the
3
bolt, then tighten the bolt again with the wrench
to fix the nut in place 1 .
3
Wrench
2
1
If you do not secure the nut firmly, the bolt may release.
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Nut
Bolt
CHECKinG tHE wAtER DisPEnsER LinE
A water dispenser is one of the helpful features on your new Samsung Refrigerator. To help promote better
health, the Samsung water filter removes unwanted particles from your water. However, it does not sterilize or
destroy microorganisms. You may need to purchase a water purifying system to do that.
In order for the ice maker to operate properly, a water pressure of 20~125 psi (pound per square inch) is
required. Under normal conditions, a 170 cc (5.75 oz.) paper cup can be filled in 10 seconds.
Make sure the water storage tank inside the Refrigerator is properly filled. To do this, press the water dispenser
lever until the water runs from the water outlet.
Water line installation kits are available at extra cost from your dealer. We recommend using a water supply
kit that contains copper tubing.
Connecting to the water supply line
1. First, shut off the main water supply line and turn the ice-maker off.
2. Locate the nearest cold, drinking water line.
3. After connecting the water supply to the water filter, turn your main water supply back on and flush
3 gallons(Flush approximately 6 minutes) into a bucket to clear and prime the water filter.
1 Cold water line
2 Pipe clamp
3 Water line installation kit
4 Shut off valve
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01 SETTING UP
If the Refrigerator is installed in an area with low water pressure (below 20psi), you can install a booster pump to
compensate for the low pressure.
setting up your side-by-side refrigerator
instALLinG tHE wAtER LinE
Connecting the water line to the Refrigerator.
There are several items that you need to purchase to complete this connection.
You may find these items sold as a kit at your local hardware store.
• 1/4” compression nut • plastic tubing
• copper tubing • ferrule
Refrigerator
Compression nut
(1/4”) (Supplied)
Plastic tubing
(Supplied)
Compression fitting
(Supplied)
Bulb
Ferrule
(Not supplied)
Compression nut
(1/4”) (Not supplied)
Copper tubing or Plastic tubing
(Not supplied) (Not supplied)
Household water line
1. Slip the compression nut
through the supplied plastic tubing
.
2. Tighten the compression nut onto the 1/4” compression fitting.
- If you are using copper tubing, slip the compression nut (not included) and ferrule (not included)
on copper tubing (not included) as shown.
- If you are using plastic tubing , insert the molded end(Bulb) of the plastic tubing into the
compression fitting.
Do not use without the molded end(Bulb) of the plastic tubing
CAUTION
3. Tighten the compression nut
.
onto the compression fitting. Do not over-tighten the compression nut
4. Turn water on and check for any leakage.
Only connect the water line to a drinkable water source.
If you have to repair or disassemble the water line, cut off 1/4” of the plastic tubing to make sure
you get a snug, leak-free connection.
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Removing residual matter inside the water supply line after installing filter
1. Turn ON the main water supply.
2. Press the Water button and push the dispenser pad.
3. Flush 3 gallons of water through the filter befor use.
Ice
(Flush approximately 6 minutes.)
This will clean the water supply system and remove air from the lines.
4. Additional flushing may be required in some households.
5. Open the refrigerator door and make sure there are no water leaks coming
from the water filter.
Water
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A newly installed water filter cartridge may cause water
to briefly spurt from the water dispenser. This is due to air
getting into the line. It should pose no problem to operation.
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Check the amount of water supplied to the ice tray
1. Lift up and pull out the Ice maker bucket in the freezer.
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2. When you press the Test button for 3 seconds,
the ice cube container is filled with water from
the water supply tap. Check to make sure the
amount of water is correct (see the illustration).
If the water level is too low, the ice cubes will be
small. This is not a problem with the ice maker
but of the water pressure in the pipe.
When this problem occurs, contact the dealer
service center to check the amount of water
supplied.
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3. In case ice does not come out, pull out the ice bucket and
press test button located on the bottom of ice maker.
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operating your side-by-side refrigerator
CHECKING THE CONTROL PANEL
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2
5
3
4
1
Lighting
Press the Lighting button to turn on the dispenser LED lamp.
2
Freezer (Hold 3 sec for
Power Freeze)
Press the Freezer button to set the freezer temperature between cold and
coldest.
Press and hold the Freezer button for 3 seconds to activate Power Freezer
function which speeds up the freezing process in the freezer.
3
Ice Type (Hold 3 sec for Ice Off)
Press the Ice Type button to get ice from the dispenser.
Press the Ice Type button to select cubed or crushed ice.
Press and hold the Ice Type button for 3 seconds to turn the ice making function off.
4
Water (Hold 3 sec
for Filter Reset)
Press the Water button to get water from the dispenser.
Press and hold the Water button for 3 seconds after changing the filter
to reset the filter schedule.
5
Fridge (Hold 3 sec
for Power Cool)
Press the Fridge button to set the Fridge temperature between cold and
coldest.
Press and hold the Fridge button for 3 seconds to activate Power Cool
function which speeds up the cooling process in the refrigerator.
6
Energy Saver (Hold 3 sec for
Child Lock)
For better energy efficiency, press the Energy Saver button. If condensation
occurs on the doors, turn the Energy Saver Button function off.
If you press and hold the Energy Saver button for 3 seconds, all buttons will be
locked and the dispenser pad will not work.
To deactivate the secondary functions (such as Power Freeze, Ice Off, Power Cool and Child Lock), press
and hold the corresponding button again for 3 seconds.
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USING THE CONTROL PANEL
Freezer/Fridge (Temperature adjustment)
Press the Freezer or Fridge button until the desired temperature is set.
For lower temperature, press the Freezer or Fridge button until more LED lights (coldest).
For higher temperature, press the Freezer or Fridge button until less LED lights (cold).
Each time you press the Freezer or Fridge button, temperature indicator will change in below order.
02 OPERATING
Lighting
This icon will light up when you activate the Lighting function. In this case, the dispenser light (under
the display) will be on constantly. If you would like the dispenser light to come on only when using the
dispenser, turn the Lighting function off by pressing the Lighting button.
Power Freeze
This icon will light up when you activate the Power Freeze function. Power Freeze function generates
cool air for 72 hours continuously and it makes the inside of the refrigerator cool faster. This function
is useful when you make ice more quickly. When you have enough, just press and hold the Freeze
(Hold 3 sec for Power Freeze) button again for 3 seconds to cancel the Power Freeze function.
When you use this function the energy consumption of the refrigerator may increase. Remember
to turn it off when you do not need it and return the freezer to your original temperature setting.
Child Lock
This icon will light up when you activate the Lock function. In this case, you will not be able to use the
control panel. If you press and hold the Energy Saver (Hold 3 sec for Child Lock) button again for
3 seconds, you will be able to use the control panel again.
Power Cool
This icon will light up when you activate the Power Cool function. Power Cool function is great for a
quick fridge cool down. If you activate the Power Cool function, inside temperature of the Fridge will
decrease for about two and a half hours.
Energy Saver
This icon will light up when you activate the Energy Saver function. The Energy Saver function is
automatically set to “ON” when power is supplied to the Refrigerator. If condensation occurs on the
doors, turn the Energy Saver function off.
In some places, water drop may be generated on the door part. In this case, it is recommended
to turn off the Energy saver function.
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operating your side-by-side refrigerator
USING THE CONTROL PANEL(CONT’D)
Filter Indicator
When the filter indicator light changes to red, it is time to change the filter. Typically this happens
about every 6 months.
The filter Indicator will be Blue when you initially insert the water filter.
The filter Indicator will be purple when you have used your water filter for 5 months.
The filter Indicator will be Red when you have used your water filter for 6 months.
Water
This icon will light up when you activate the Water function.
Cubed Ice
, Crushed Ice
Enjoy cubed or crushed ice by selecting your preference from the digital control panel. The ice type
light indicates the type of ice that is currently chosen.
Ice Off
This icon will light up when you activate the Ice Off function. In this case, the ice will not be produced.
Canceling cooling off mode (Freezer/Fridge Temperature Indicator moving)
Cooling off function is for store display, and it makes the refrigerator not to generate cool air.
(Only for product sold in U.S)
CAUTION
22_ operating
In case of Cooling off Mode, refrigerator may
seem like working but it does not make cool air.
To cancel this mode, press the Lighting button
and the Freezer button at the same time for
3 seconds until “Ding-dong” sounds.
Using the ice and cold water dispenser
Select this
if you want
to turn the
ice maker off.
Water
Using the water dispenser
Press the Water button on the control panel. Place your cup on the water
outlet and push against the dispenser pad until hearing the “click” sounds.
Make sure the glass is in line with the dispenser to prevent the water from
splashing out.
To get colder water
Push
- The dispensed water is cool, not icy cold
- When you want colder water with ice, dispense ice to your glass first
before filling it with water to prevent water from splashing out.
Using the ice dispenser
Press the Ice Type button to select the type of ice you want. Place your cup under the ice outlet and
push gently against the dispenser pad. Make sure the glass is in line with the dispenser to prevent
the ice from bouncing out. When cubed ice is selected after using the crushed ice, a small amount of
residual crushed ice might be produced.
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No Ice
operating your side-by-side refrigerator
Storing food
The Samsung Side-By-Side Refrigerator has been designed to provide you with maximum space
saving features and functions. Here are some of the customized compartments we have created to
keep your food fresher, longer. Remember, in order to prevent odor penetration to the ice, stored
food should be wrapped securely and as airtight as possible.
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24_ operating
Because these following operating instructions cover various models, your refrigerator may
differ from those described in this manual.
Storing Food in the Freezer
Xtra Space
2
Door Bins
Can be used for small packages of frozen food.
3
Wire Shelf
Can be used to store frozen food.
4
Freezer Drawer
Best used for storing meat or other frozen items. For safe keeping,
stored food should be wrapped securely using foil or other suitable
wrapping materials or containers.
Storing Food in the Fridge
5
Fruit & Vegetable Drawer
Used to preserve the freshness of your stored vegetables and fruits.
6
Door Bin
Designed to handle large, bulky items such as gallons of milk or other
large bottles and containers.
7
Glass Shelf
Designed to be crack-resistant. They can be used to store food and
drinks. Circular marks on the glass surface are a normal phenomenon
and can usually be wiped clean with a damp cloth.
8
Snack Bin
Can be used to store deli items separately.
9
Dairy Bin
Can be used to store smaller dairy items like butter or margarine,
yogurt or cream-cheese bricks.
Bottles should be stored tightly together so that they do not tip and fall out when the refrigerator door is
opened.
WARNING
• If you plan to go away for a significant time, empty the refrigerator and turn it off. Wipe the excess
moisture from the inside of the appliance and leave the doors open. This helps keep odor and mold
from developing.
• If the refrigerator is not to be used for a long period of time, pull out the power plug.
- Deterioration in the power cord insulation may cause fire.
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• Can be used for frozen foods such as pizza, pasta, burritos,
and fajitas.
• In order to prevent odor penetration to the ice, stored food
should be wrapped securely.
cleaning and maintaining your side-byside refrigerator
REMOVING THE FREEZER/FRIDGE ACCESSORIES
1. Door Bin/Dairy Bin
Firmly grab the door bin with both hands and lift it up gently to
remove the door bin.
2. Shelves
Pull the shelf out as far as it goes.
Then lift it up and remove it.
(Wire Shelf/Glass Shelf)
3. Drawer
Pull the drawers out fully then slightly
lift it up to remove the drawers.
(Drawer/Fruit & Vegetable Drawer)
4. Snack Bin
Remove the drawer by holding the handle, pulling the drawer
out, and then lifting up the back side of the drawer bottom
smoothly with the other hand.
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CLEANING THE REFRIGERATOR
Caring for your Samsung Side-By-Side Refrigerator prolongs the life of your appliance and helps keep it odor
and germ-free.
Cleaning the Interior
Clean the inside walls and accessories with a mild detergent and then
wipe dry with a soft cloth. You can remove the drawers and shelves for
a more thorough cleaning. Just make sure to dry them before putting
them back into place.
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Cleaning the Exterior
Wipe the digital panel and display panel with a clean, soft cloth.
(Especially top part of the digital panel.) Spray water onto the cleaning
cloth instead of spraying directly on the surface of the refrigerator. This
helps ensure an even distribution of moisture to the surface. The doors,
handles and cabinet surfaces should be cleaned with a mild detergent
and then wiped dry with a soft cloth.
To keep your appliance looking its best, the exterior should be polished
once or twice a year.
Do not use Benzene, Thinner or Clorox™ for cleaning.
They may damage the surface of the appliance and can
WARNING create a risk of fire.
Cleaning the rubber door seals
If the rubber door seals are dirty, the doors may not close properly, and the
refrigerator will not operate efficiently. Keep the door seals free of grit or
grime by cleaning the doors with a mild detergent and damp cloth.
Wipe dry with a clean, soft cloth.
CAUTION
Do not spray the refrigerator with water while it is plugged in,
as it may cause an electric shock. Do not clean the refrigerator
with benzene, thinner or car detergent as there is a risk of fire.
Changing the LED type lighting
CAUTION
Do not disassemble or replace the LED type lighting. To change the LED type lighting,
contact a Samsung service center.
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If the water filter indicator turns into red, filtering ability may decrease. Then you need to change the
water filter. Water filter is located on the bottom right side of the refrigerator.
1. Turn the water filter 90˚ counter-clockwise.
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appendix
TROUBLESHOOTING
SOLUTION
The refrigerator does not
work at all or it does not
chill sufficiently.
• Check that the power plug is properly connected.
• Is the temperature control on the display panel set to the correct temperature?
Try setting it to a lower temperature.
• Is the refrigerator in direct sunlight or located too near a heat source?
• Is the back of the refrigerator too close to the wall and therefore keeping air
from circulating?
• Check if the cooling off function is on. If the Freezer/Fridge temperature
indicator is moving, refer to page 22 to cancel the cooling off function.
The food in the fridge is
frozen.
• Is the temperature control on the display panel set to the correct temperature?
Try setting it to a warmer temperature.
• Is the temperature in the room very low?
• Did you store the food with high water content in the coldest part of the fridge?
You hear unusual noises
or sounds.
• Check that the refrigerator is level and stable.
• Is the back of the refrigerator too close to the wall and therefore keeping air
from circulating?
• Was anything dropped behind or under the refrigerator?
• A “ticking” sound is heard from inside the refrigerator. This is normal and
occurs because various accessories are contracting or expanding in relation to
the temperature of the refrigerator interior.
The front corners of
the appliance are hot
and condensation is
occurring.
• Some heat is normal as anti-condensates’ are installed in the front corners of
the refrigerator to prevent condensation.
• Is the refrigerator door ajar? Condensation can occur when you leave the door
open for a long time.
Ice is not dispensing.
• Did you wait for 12 hours after installation of the water supply line before
making ice?
• Is the water line connected and the shut-off valve open?
• Did you manually stop the ice making function? Make sure Ice Type is set to
Cubed or Crushed.
• Is there any ice blocked within the ice maker bucket?
• Is the freezer temperature too warm? Try setting the freezer temperature lower.
You can hear water
bubbling in the
refrigerator.
• This is normal. The bubbling comes from the refrigerant coolant liquid
circulating through the refrigerator.
There is a bad smell in
the refrigerator.
• Has a food item spoiled?
• Make sure that strong smelling food (for example, fish) is wrapped so that it is
airtight.
• Clean out your freezer periodically and throw away any spoiled or suspect
food.
Frost forms on the walls
of the freezer.
• Is the air vent blocked? Remove any obstructions so air can circulate freely.
• Allow sufficient space between the foods stored for efficient air circulation.
• Is the freezer door closed properly?
Water dispenser is not
functioning.
• Is the water line connected and the shut-off valve open?
• Has the water supply line tubing been crushed or kinked? Make sure the
tubing is free and clear of any obstruction.
• Is the water tank frozen because the refrigerator temperature is too low?
Try selecting a warmer setting on the main display panel.
appendix _29
04 appendix
PROBLEM
Warranty
SAMSUNG REFRIGERATOR (26 CUBIC FEET AND LARGER CAPACITY)
LIMITED WARRANTY TO ORIGINAL PURCHASER
This Samsung brand product, as supplied and distributed by Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (Samsung)
and delivered new, in the original carton to the original consumer purchaser, is warranted by Samsung against
manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship for a limited warranty period of:
One (1) Year Parts and Labor on Refrigerator
Five (5) Years Parts and Labor on Sealed Refrigeration System Only*
(*Compressor, evaporator, condenser, drier, connecting tubing)
This limited warranty begins on the original date of purchase, and is valid only on products purchased and
used in the United States. To receive warranty service, the purchaser must contact Samsung for problem
determination and service procedures. Warranty service can only be performed by a Samsung authorized
service center. The original dated bill of sale must be presented upon request as proof of purchase to Samsung
or Samsung authorized service center.
Samsung will repair or replace any part found to be defective, at our option and at no charge as stipulated
herein, with new or reconditioned parts during the limited warranty period specified above. All replaced parts
and products become the property of Samsung and must be returned to Samsung. Replacement parts and
products assume the remaining original warranty, or ninety (90) days, whichever is longer.
In-home service will be provided during the warranty labor period subject to availability within the contiguous
United States. In-home service is not available in all areas. To receive in-home service, the product must be
unobstructed and accessible from floor level to service personnel. If during in-home service repair cannot be
completed, it may be necessary to remove, repair and return the product. If in-home service is unavailable,
Samsung may elect, at our option, to provide for transportation of our choice to and from a Samsung authorized
service center. Otherwise, transportation to and from the Samsung authorized service center is the responsibility
of the purchaser.
This limited warranty covers manufacturing defects in materials and workmanship encountered in normal,
noncommercial use of this product, and shall not apply to the following, including, but not limited to: damage
which occurs in shipment; delivery and installation; applications and uses for which this product was not
intended; altered product or serial numbers; cosmetic damage or exterior finish; accidents, abuse, neglect, fire,
water, lightning or other acts of nature; use of products, equipment, systems, utilities, services, parts, supplies,
accessories, applications, installations, repairs, external plumbing and leaks, external wiring, circuit breakers,
fuses or connectors not supplied and authorized by Samsung, or which damage this product or result in service
problems; incorrect electrical line voltage, fluctuations and surges; customer adjustments and failure to follow
operating instructions, cleaning, maintenance and environmental instructions that are covered and prescribed in
the instruction book; loss of food due to spoilage; consumable items including filters and light bulbs.
30_ memo
THERE ARE NO EXPRESS WARRANTIES OTHER THAN THOSE LISTED
AND DESCRIBED ABOVE, AND NO WARRANTIES WHETHER EXPRESS OR
IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES
OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, SHALL
APPLY AFTER THE EXPRESS WARRANTY PERIODS STATED ABOVE, AND NO
OTHER EXPRESS WARRANTY OR GUARANTY GIVEN BY ANY PERSON, FIRM
OR CORPORATION WITH RESPECT TO THIS PRODUCT SHALL BE BINDING
ON SAMSUNG. SAMSUNG SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF REVENUE
OR PROFITS, FAILURE TO REALIZE SAVINGS OR OTHER BENEFITS, OR ANY
OTHER SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES CAUSED
BY THE USE, MISUSE OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT, REGARDLESS
OF THE LEGAL THEORY ON WHICH THE CLAIM IS BASED, AND EVEN IF
SAMSUNG HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.
NOR SHALL RECOVERY OF ANY KIND AGAINST SAMSUNG BE GREATER
IN AMOUNT THAN THE PURCHASE PRICE OF THE PRODUCT SOLD BY
SAMSUNG AND CAUSING THE ALLEGED DAMAGE. WITHOUT LIMITING THE
FOREGOING, PURCHASER ASSUMES ALL RISK AND LIABILITY FOR LOSS,
DAMAGE OR INJURY TO PURCHASER AND PURCHASER’S PROPERTY AND
TO OTHERS AND THEIR PROPERTY ARISING OUT OF THE USE, MISUSE
OR INABILITY TO USE THIS PRODUCT SOLD BY SAMSUNG NOT CAUSED
DIRECTLY BY THE NEGLIGENCE OF SAMSUNG. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY
SHALL NOT EXTEND TO ANYONE OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL PURCHASER
OF THIS PRODUCT, IS NONTRANSFERABLE AND STATES YOUR EXCLUSIVE
REMEDY.
Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, or the exclusion or limitation of
incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty
gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights, which vary from state to state.
To obtain warranty service, please contact Samsung at:
SAMSUNG CUSTOMER CARE CENTER
Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 400 Valley Road Suite 201 Mt. Arlington, NJ 07956
1-800-SAMSUNG (1-800-726-7864) and www.samsung.com
memo _31
Ambient Room Temperature Limits
This refrigerator is designed to operate in ambient temperatures specified by its temperature class marked on the rating plate.
Class
Symbol
Ambient Temperature range (°C)
Extended Temperate
SN
+10 to +32
Temperate
N
+16 to +32
Subtropical
ST
+16 to +38
Tropical
T
+16 to +43
Internal temperatures may be affected by such factors as the location of the refrigerator, ambient temperature and the
frequency with which you open the door. Adjust the temperature as required to compensate for these factors.
Correct Disposal of This Product(Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment) (Applicable in the
European Union and other European countries with separate collection systems)
This marking shown on the product or its literature, indicates that it should not be disposed with other household
wastes at the end of its working life.
To prevent possible harm to the environment or human health from uncontrolled waste disposal, please separate this
from other types of wastes and recycle it responsibly to promote the sustainable reuse of material resources.
Household users should contact either the retailer where they purchased this product, or their local government office,
for details of where and how they can take this item for environmentally safe recycling.
Business users should contact their supplier and check the terms and conditions of the purchase contract.
This product should not be mixed with other commercial wastes for disposal.
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