Maytag MSD2355HE 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.
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
Side-by-Side
Refrigerators
Jenn-Air
JCB2280HE*
JCB2282HT*
JCB2282KT*
JCD2292HT*
JCD2292KT*
JCD2295KE*
JSD2695KE*
ACD2234HR*
ACD2238HT*
ASD2324HR*
ASD2326HR*
ASD2328HR*
ASB2623HR*
ASD2622HR*
ASD2624HE*
ASD2626HE*
ASD262RHR*
Maytag
MSD2351HE*
MSD2355HE*
MSD2357HE*
MSD2359KE*
MSD2655HE*
MSD2657HE*
MSD2659KE*
MZD2665HE*
MZD2669KE*
PSD263LHR*
PSD266LHE*
PSD267LHE*
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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.
!
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.
!
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 22, 23, 26 cu. ft .................................. 19
Cabinet Air Flow 22, 23, 26 cu. ft .................................. 20
Ice and Water Flow Diagram ........................................ 21
Water Valve Diagram .................................................... 22
Typical External Sweat Pattern...................................23
Troubleshooting Chart................................................24
System Diagnosis ........................................................ 27
Disassembly Procedures ............................................. 30
Refrigerator Compartment ...................................... 30
Light Switch ........................................................... 30
Cold Control,Defrost Timer, Damper Control
Assembly (some models) ..................................... 30
Freezer Cold Control (some models) ...................... 30
Mid Level Electronic Control (some models) .......... 30
Defrost Timer (some models) ................................. 30
Adaptive Defrost Control (ADC) (some models) ...... 31
Damper Control (some models) ............................. 31
Electronic Damper Control (some models) ............. 31
Fresh Food Thermistor ........................................... 31
Water Filter Assembly (some models) ................... 31
Water Tank Assembly (some models) .................... 31
Crisper Light Cover and Socket .............................. 31
Freezer Compartment .................................................. 31
Freezer Light Socket ............................................. 31
Auger Motor Assembly (some models) .................. 32
Auger Motor (some models) ................................... 32
Auger Motor Capacitor (some models) ................... 32
Evaporator Fan Motor Assembly ............................ 32
Evaporator Fan Motor and Fan Blade ..................... 32
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Freezer Thermistor ................................................. 32
Evaporator Removal ............................................... 32
Defrost Terminator (Thermostat) ............................. 33
Defrost Heater ....................................................... 33
Ice Maker Removal (some models) ........................ 33
Machine Compartment ................................................. 33
Water Valve ........................................................... 33
Condenser Fan Motor and Blade ............................ 33
Compressor ........................................................... 33
Condensate Drain Tube .......................................... 34
Condensate Drain Pan ........................................... 34
Overload/Relay ...................................................... 34
Condenser Removal ............................................... 34
Bottom Of Cabinet ....................................................... 34
Front Leveling Rollers ............................................ 34
Rear Leveling Rollers ............................................. 34
Cabinet Doors .............................................................. 35
Door Gaskets ........................................................ 35
Dispenser Facade (some models) ........................ 35
Dispenser Ice Chute Door (some models) .............. 35
Dispenser Light Socket (some models) ................. 35
Dispenser D/C Solenoid (some models) ................. 35
Dispenser Water Tube ........................................... 35
Ice ‘N Water Systems .................................................. 36
Troubleshooting of 5 button electronic
Ice ‘N Water dispenser .......................................... 36
Troubleshooting of 3 button electronic
Ice ‘N Water dispenser .......................................... 40
Control Board (Mid Level) ............................................. 43
Programming Mode: .............................................. 43
Defrost Operation ................................................... 43
Forced Defrost Mode ............................................. 43
Service Test Mode ................................................. 44
Service Test 1-Defrost Thermostat & Defrost Circuit
Test ....................................................................... 44
Service Test 2-Compressor/Condenser Fan Test .... 45
Service Test 3-Evaporator/Freezer Fan Test ........... 45
Service Test 4-Fresh Food Thermistor Test ............ 45
Service Test 5-Freezer Thermistor Test .................. 46
Service Test 6-Open Damper Test .......................... 46
Service Test 7-FF Performance Adjustment ............ 46
Service Test 8 FZ Performance Adjustment ............ 47
Show Room Mode ................................................. 47
Thermistor Resistance Chart .................................. 47
Control Board (Fully Electronic) .................................... 48
Programming Mode: .............................................. 48
Defrost Operation ................................................... 48
Forced Defrost Mode ............................................. 48
Service Test Mode ................................................. 48
Show Room Mode ................................................. 51
Sabbath Mode ....................................................... 51
Fahrenheit or Celsius Mode ................................... 51
Cooling Fan Mode .................................................. 51
Alarm Enable Mode .............................................. 52
Light Level Mode (Select Models) .......................... 52
Appendix A
Owner’s Manual ........ ........................................A-2
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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
Mechanical 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 19)
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.
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° 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 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.
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.
Mechanical 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° 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°
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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!
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.
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
Freezer temperature control is a capillary Check for proper calibration with thermocouple capillary in air supply well by
temperature control 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
Optional on some models.
ECM condenser
motor
See “Ice Maker” section for service
information.
Condenser fan moves cooling air across
condenser coil and compressor body.
Check resistance across coil.
Condenser fan motor is in parallel circuit
with compressor.
Evaporator fan
motor
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
Refrigerator light
switch
Description
Single pole, single throw switch
completes circuit for light when door is
open.
Test Procedures
Check resistant across terminals.
Switch arm depressed
“NO” terminals
Switch arm up
“NO” terminals
Freezer light /
Interlock switch
Single pole, Double throw switch
completes circuit for light when door is
open. Completes circuit for dispenser
when door is closed
Drier
Drier is placed at post condenser loop
outlet and passes liquefied refrigerant to
capillary.
Desiccant (20) 8 x 12 4AXH - 7 M>S> Grams
Open
Closed
Check resistant across terminals.
Switch arm depressed
“NO” terminals
Open
”NC” terminals
Closed
Switch arm not depressed
“NC” terminals
Open
“NO” terminals
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.
!
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.
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.
After specified defrost cycle time, timer
cam resets the circuitry through terminal 4. Continuing to rotate time knob until a second click is heard should restore
circuit between terminals 1 and 4.
4 to compressor.
Defrost timer
Timer motor operates only when freezer
control is closed.
Adaptive defrost
control (ADC)
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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!
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.
Water valve
Description
Controls water flow to the ice maker.
Test Procedures
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 erruption of
complete vaporization of liquid
high pressurres gases, observe the following:
refrigerant) as the result of capillary tube
• Protect against a sudden eruption if high pressures are required
soldered to suction line.
for leak checking.
• Do not use high pressure compressed gases in refrigeration
Refrigerant gas is pulled through suction
systems without a reliable pressure regulator and pressure relief
line by compressor, completing
valve in the lines.
refrigeration cycle.
! WARNING
Evaporator defrost Activated when defrost thermostat,
heater
defrost timer, and freezer control
complete circuit through heater.
Thermostat
Thermistor
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.
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.
Controls the circuit from freezer
thermostat through defrost terminator to
defrost heater. Opens and breaks circuit
when thermostat senses preset high
temperature.
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).
Temperature sensing device
Check resistance across leads.
Temperature
77°F
36°F
0°F
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Resistance
10,000 ohms
29,500 ohms
86,300 ohms
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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.
Electric damper
control
Damper control balances the air delivery Check resistance across terminals.
between refrigerator and freezer
If no resistance across terminals replace damper control.
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
between refrigerator and freezer
model being serviced).
compartments providing temperature
control for refrigerator.
Damper door should close to within ¼" of completely shut.
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.
Convection Fanl
10
Convection Fan recirculates air in the
Check resistance across terminals.
fresh food compartment to help improve If no resistance across terminals replace convection fan control.
balance of temperatures in the fresh food
compartment.
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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
Drier Replacement
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.
Before opening refrigeration system, recover
HFC134a refrigerant for safe disposal.
Equipment must be exclusively used for HFC134a.
Exclusive use of equipment only applies to italic items.
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.
• 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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Every time sealed HFC134a system is repaired, drier
filter must be replaced with, part # B2150504.
!
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
Comparison of CFC12 and HFC134a Properties
Properties/Characteristics
Ozone Depletion Potential
(ODP)
Global Warming Potential
(GPW)
Molecular weight
Boiling point at 1 atmosphere
Vapor pressure at 77°F
(25°C)
Liquid density at 77°F (25°C)
Flammability
High-side system operating
Pressure at 65°F (18°C)
Low-side system operating
Pressure at 65°F (18°C)
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CFC12
1.0*
HFC134a
0.0*
3.2*
0.27*
121
-22°F (-30°C)
80 psig
102
-15°F (126°C)
82 psig
3
3
82 lb/ft
75 lb/ft
No
No
HFC134a approximately 3 psig
higher than CFC12
HFC134a approximately 2 psig
lower than CFC12
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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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!
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
SUCTION LINE
CAPILLARY TUBE
EVAPORATOR OUTLET
FLANGE LOOP
EVAPORATOR
PROCESS TUBE
COMPRESSOR
EVAPORATOR
INLET
PROCESS TUBE
HIGH SIDE
DRIER
CONDENSER
COMPRESSOR DISCHARGE LINE
22, 23, 26 cu. ft. Side by Side
Refrigerant Flow Diagram
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Cabinet Air Flow
SIDE BY SIDE
AIRFLOW DIAGRAM
REFRIGERATOR AIR
SUPPLY TUNNEL
TO FRESH FOOD
COMPARTMENT CONTROLS
FREEZER BACK
(AIR BAFFLE)
EVAPORATOR
FAN ASSEMBLY
AIR SUPPLY
(IN FOAM)
LARGE BEVERAGE CHILLER
AIR SUPPLY
(SOME MODELS)
EVAPORATOR
SMALL BEVERAGE CHILLER
AIR SUPPLY
(SOME MODELS)
REFRIGERATOR AIR
RETURN TUNNEL
COMPRESSOR
CONDENSER FAN
ASSEMBLY
DELI
AIR SUPPLY
CONDENSER
22, 23, 26 cu. ft. Side by Side
Cabinet Air Flow Diagram
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Ice and Water Dispenser Diagram
WATER FILTER
INLET
WATER FILTER
OUTLET
ICEMAKER
ICE &WATER
DISPENSER
WATER
TANK
DETAIL
5/16” x 5/16”
PUSH CONNECTOR UNION
WATER LINE IS ROUTED IN A CONDUIT
UNDER THE FLOOR OF UNIT
22, 23, 26 cu. ft. Model Side by Side
Ice and Water Flow Diagram
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Water Valve Diagram
WATER FILTER
OUTLET
SOLENOID
VALVE
WATER SUPPLY
HOOKUP
WATER TANK
INLET 5/16”
WATER FILTER
INLET
DETAIL
ICE MAKER
INLET 1/4”
22, 23, 26 cu. ft. Model Side by Side
Ice and Water Flow Diagram
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Typical External Sweat Pattern
Classification of condensation:
1 = Haze or Fog
2 = Beading
3 = Beads or Small Drops
4 = Drops Running Together
BTM
3
3
1
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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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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
• Above normal freezer temperatures.
• Longer than normal or continuous run.
• Freezing in refrigerator, especially on forced air
meatkeeper models.
• 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.
• 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
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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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!
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.
Refrigerator Compartment
Light Switch
Use a taped putty knife to carefully pry light switch out
of liner. When light switch is free of compartment
liner, remove wires from light switch. Remove light
switch from unit.
Cold Control, Defrost Timer, Damper Control
Assembly (some models)
1. Remove cold control and fresh food control knobs.
2. Remove screw just between knobs and on right side
of control cover.
3. Remove cover by pulling cover to the right and
forward off tabs.
4. Disconnect wiring harness from cabinet.
5. Remove screws from side holding complete
assembly to center bulkhead.
6. Release front tab by depressing rearward on tab.
7. Pull complete assembly carefully to your right and out
from center bulkhead.
8. Carefully pull cold control capillary out of center
bulkhead sleeve.
9. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Mid Level Electronic Control (some models)
1. Remove hex head screws holding control to cabinet.
2. Unplug connectors from cabinet harness and remove
control assembly.
3. Remove cover of board by squeezing tabs on cover to
release cover fom assembly to expose Electronic
Control.
4. Unplug wires from Electronic Control board and unclip
from Control Assembly.
COLD CONTROL, DAMPER CONTROL, DEFROST TIMER ASSEMBLY
Mid Level Electronic Control
DAMPER CONTROL GASKETS
Defrost Timer (some models)
1. Remove cold control and fresh food control knobs.
2. Remove screw right side of control cover.
3. Remove cover by pulling cover to the right and forward
off liner.
4. Release tabs holding defrost timer to assembly.
5. Remove timer by lifting off of assembly.
6. Disconnect harness from defrost timer.
7. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
DEFROST T IMER
DAMPER CONTROL
DAMPER CONTROL
SHAFT EXTENSION
COLD CONTROL
Freezer Cold Control (some models)
1. See disassembly instructions for removal of cold
control, defrost timer, damper control assembly.
2. With assembly out disconnect wires and ground to
cold control.
3. Carefully detach capillary tube from assembly holder.
4. Depress tab at bottom of cold contol to relase control
from assembly.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
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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.
Adaptive Defrost Control (ADC) (some models)
1. Remove cold control and fresh food control knobs.
2. Remove screw just between knobs and on right side
of control cover.
3. Remove cover by pulling cover to the right and forward
off liner.
4. Release front left tab to remove ADC cover.
5. Remove ADC board from locating tabs.
6. Disconnect harness from ADC board.
7. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
ADC CONTROL HOUSING
Water Filter Assembly (some models)
1. Remove filter cover opening cover and pulling rear left
side of cover to the left to release cover from holding
pin.
2. Filter head can be released from holding bracket by
opening tabs on left side filter head and pulling
downward and to your left to release filter head.
3. Tubing needs to be disconnected from water valves
in the machine compartment. (see water valve
removal)
4. After tubing is loose from water valves pull the filter
head and tubing out the front of unit.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
NOTE: Make sure to note tubing end colors when
reinstalling new head and tubing assembly.
ADC HOUSING
ADC BOARD
ADC COVER
Water Tank Assembly (some models)
Damper Control (some models)
1. Remove cold control and fresh food control knobs.
2. Remove screw just between knobs and on right side
of control cover.
3. Remove cover by pulling cover to the right and
forward off tabs.
4. Slide off styrafoam block. Retain for future use.
5. Pull shaft extension free of control.
NOTE: Observe wide and narrow clip leg orientation of
shaft and damper cover.
6. Release side tabs holding damper control to
assembly.
7. Lift damper control off of assembly
NOTE: Retain damper gasket for future use.
8. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Electronically Controled Damper
1. Remove damper cover by removing hex head screw
and lifting off of damper.
2. Remove foam insert by pulling it off of damper control.
3. Depress two clips that hold front of damper in place to
release damper from assembly, lift damper out.
4. Disconnect wires from damper and remove damper.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Fresh Food Thermistor
1. Remove damper cover by removing hex head screw to
expose thermistor.
2. Unclip thermistor from assembly.
3. Cut wires at thermistor to remove.
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1. Remove crisper drawers from fresh food compartment.
2. Remove hex screw holding water tank to rear
bulkhead.
3. On rear of cabinent remove hex screws holding water
valve cover plate.
4. Remove plate and tubing away from cabinet to expose
water valves and tubing.
5. Disconnect water tube from secondary valve coming
from water tank, remove compression nut from tubing.
6. On front of unit remove toe grill and disconnect water
coupler going to water dispenser
7. Remove compression nut from water tubing on cabinet
side of connection.
8. From rear of cabinet pull water tube out of conduit
going to dispenser.
9. From inside of fresh food compartment pull tubing up
and out of cabinet to complete removal of water tank.
10. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Crisper Light Cover and Socket
1. Push down and forward on light cover and lift off tabs.
2. Remove light bulb and pry socket with taped putty
knife to release socket from liner.
3. Disconnect wires from socket.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Freezer Compartment
Freezer Light socket
1. Remove auger ice bucket.
2. Remove auger motor assembly. (see auger motor
assembly removal.
3. Remove light bulbs.
4. Disconnect wiring from light sockets.
5. Squeeze retaining tab to release sockets
6. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
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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.
Auger Motor Assembly (some models)
1. Remove auger ice bucket and fast freeze shelf.
2. Remove light bulbs
3. Remove two hex head screws, one from each side of
cover.
4. Lift and slide assembly toward the front, disconnect
wiring harness and remove assembly.
Auger Motor (some models)
1. Remove auger drive hex nut.
2. Remove three hex nuts holding auger motor to
assembly.
3. Disconnect wires from auger motor capacitor.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Auger Motor Capacitor (some models)
1. Remove auger ice bucket and fast freeze shelf.
2. Remove auger motor assembly. (see auger motor
assembly removal.
3. Disconnect leads from capacitor, remove hex screw
and remove capacitor.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Evaporator Fan Motor Assembly
1. Remove all freezer shelving.
2. Remove lower evaporator cover hex head screws.
3. Remove evaporator cover.
4. Disconnect evaporator fan wiring and ground from
motor.
5. Raise top freezer cover about two inches.
6. Grasp and pull complete evaporator motor assembly
toward you.
7. Remove assembly from freezer.
S H R O U D A S SE M BLY
F AN B LA D E
Evaporator Fan Motor and Fan Blade
1. Remove evaporator fan motor assembly (see
evaporator fan motor assembly removal).
2. Remove evaporator fan blade by pulling blade off
evaporator fan shaft.
3. Remove fan motor by squeezing motor retainer clips
together to release retainer.
4. Remove retainer and slide motor out.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble. Evaporator fan
blade should be pushed down on on shaft until it is
seated.
Freezer Thermistor
1. Remove Icemaker bucket.
2. Remove Icemaker by removing hex head screws and
unplugging icemaker harness.
3. Remove upper freezer shelves to access freezer back.
4. Remove freezer back hex head screws.
5. Rotate back to expose freezer thermistor.
6. Cut wire at thermistor and remove thermistor.
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.
2.
3.
4.
Remove all freezer shelving.
Remove lower evaporator cover hex head screws.
Remove evaporator cover.
Remove defrost thermostat and defrost heater from
coil ( see disassembly instructions for both).
5. Release evaporator coil from clips by pulling coil off of
clips.
6. Unsweat evaporator coil after completing reclaiming
procedures found in Service Procedures section of this
manual.
7. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
E VA PO R A TO R F A N
M O TO R
E VA PO R A TO R F A N
C LIP
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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.
Defrost Terminator (Thermostat)
1. Remove all freezer shelving.
2. Remove lower evaporator cover hex head screws.
3. Remove evaporator cover.
4. Disconnect orange lead from defrost heater.
5. Cut Brown lead close to defrost terminator.
6. Unclip defrost terminator from evaporator coil.
7. Replace terminator and use wire nut(s) included in
defrost terminator kit.
8. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
DEFROST THERMOSTAT
Machine Compartment
Water Valve (some models)
1. Remove water valve cover plate on left side of
machine compartment.
2. Disconnect wiring from water valve, reference color of
connector to correct solenoid.
3. Disconnect water tubing from water valve, reference or
mark tubing to ensure correct hookup upon
reassemble.
4. Remove hex screw attaching valve to water valve cover
plate.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
DEFROST HEATER
FROM WATER FILTER
(BLUE LINE)
HEATER CLIPS
TO WATER TANK
TO ICE MAKER
Defrost Heater
1. Remove all freezer shelving..
2. Remove lower evaporator cover hex head screws..
3. Remove evaporator cover.
4. Grasp evaporator by left side to release coil from
retainer clips.
5. Turn Evaporator slightly to expose heater leads.
6. Disconnect heater leads from harness.
7. Release heater clips holding heater to evaporator coil.
8. Remove heater.
9. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Ice Maker Removal (some models)
1. Remove auger ice bucket.
2. Disconnect ice maker harness from rear bulkhead.
3. Remove front two screws from left ice bucket rail.
4. Remove screws supporting ice maker from side
bulkhead.
5. Remove ice maker.
6. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
NOTE: Make sure to get fill tube inserted in to fill cup
fully when reassembling
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TO WATER FILTER
(YELLOW LINE)
Condenser Fan Motor and Blade
1. Remove machine compartment hex screws.
2. Remove cover
3. Disconnect wiring harness connector from condenser
motor.
4. Remove hex screws from mounting brackets
attached to motor.
5. Remove motor and fan blade out the rear of shroud.
6. Remove the retainer nut to remove fan blade.
7. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Compressor
1. Remove machine compartment hex screws.
2. Remove cover.
3. Remove bale strap which retains overload/relay/
capacitor.
4. Pull overload/relay/capacitor assembly off of
compressor terminals.
5. Disconnect ground wires attached to 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.
6. Follow reclaiming procedures in Service Procedures
section of this manual.
7. Remove drier.
8. Unbraze low and high pressure lines at compressor.
9. Remove compressor mounting bolts.
10.Lift compressor out of unit.
NOTE: Install new drier and compressor per instructions
in “Service Procedures.” Evacuate and recharge
sealed system per instructions in “Service
Procedures.”
Condensate Drain Tube
1. Remove machine compartment hex screws.
2. Remove cover.
3. Locate and remove hex screw holding drain tube in
place.
4 Remove drain tube by pulling down on drain tube.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble
Condensate Drain Pan
NOTE: Condensate drip pan may spill when steps 1
thru 4 are performed. Have a towel ready to mop
up spillage.
1. Remove machine compartment and water valve cover
hex screws.
2. Remove covers
3. Remove screws holding condenser shroud to base
pan.
4. Raise rear of unit up about three inches and block up.
5. Remove two rear torx head screws holding rear of
basepan to cabinet located under basepan.
6. Lower cabinet back to floor after removing blocks.
7. Raise cabinet off of basepan enough to allow removal
of condenser shroud, disconnect any wiring attached
to shroud to ease removal of shroud.
8. After shroud is removed bend copper tubing up out of
condensate pan to allow removal of condensate pan.
9. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Overload/Relay
1. Remove machine compartment hex screws.
2. Discharge capacitor (if unit is so equipped) through a
10.000-ohm resistor.
3. Using fingers and standard screwdriver, press and
pry bale strap off the overload/relay/capacitor
assembly.
4. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
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Condenser Removal
NOTE: Condenser is removed by laying unit on it’s back
and requires at least two people to do this
procedure.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Remove machine compartment hex screws.
Remove cover.
Remove condenser fan motor and shroud.
Disconnect harness plug connecting machine
compartment to cabinet.
5. Follow reclaiming procedures in Service Procedures
section of this manual.
6. Remove drier and unbraze tubing connecting
machine compartment to cabinet.
7. Disconnect all cabinet wiring from machine tray.
8. With the help of second person lay unit on back on
raised surface.
9. Remove four torx head screws holding basepan to
cabinet.
10. Lift and remove basepan to access condenser coil.
11. Unbraze condenser coil from connecting tubing.
12. Remove condenser coil by unsnapping it from
retainers in basepan.
13. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Bottom of Cabinet
Front Leveling Rollers
1. Remove toe grill and hinge caps.
2. Raise and block unit up three inches off of floor.
3. Screw front leveler bolts until they are loose from
leveling roller.
4. Slide leveling roller out rear of slot to remove roller.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Rear Leveling Rollers
1. Remove machine compartment and water valve
cover hex screws.
2. Remove covers.
3. Tilt unit forward lifting rear of unit up about three
inches.
4. Block unit up to keep weight off of rear leveling rollers.
5. Un screw leveling bolts from rear leveling rollers.
6. Push the leveling roller out the slots in the bottom of
the unit.
7. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
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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.
Cabinet Doors
Door Gaskets
1. Grasp gasket in upper corners and pull gasket out of
dart retainer.
2. When reinstalling door gaskets start at corners
pushing dart edge into retainer and make sure to
seat gasket flush to door.
Dispenser Facade (some models)
1. Remove drip tray by pulling it straight out from door.
2. Remove two hex screws at the bottom of facade that
were hidden by drip tray.
3. Push down on facade to release retainer clips.
4. Remove facade and disconnect ten pin connector from
control board.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Dispenser Ice Chute Door (some models)
1. Remove dispenser facade (see dispenser facade
removal)
2. Remove ice chute assembly (see D/C solenoid
removal)
3. After ice chute assembly is removed unsnap ice
chute dispenser door from assembly.
4. Retain spring if good, replace if bad.
5. Remove rubber seal from door and replace if bad.
6. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
ICE CHUTE DOOR
HINGE
Dispenser D/C Solenoid (some models)
1. Remove dispenser facade (see dispenser facade
removal)
2. Remove dispenser water tube clip.
3. Remove water tube from assembly collar.
4. Remove wires from dispenser light socket.
5. Disconnect ground wire from solenoid assembly.
6. Disconnect wires from D/C solenoid.
7. Remove screws holding D/C solenoid and ice chute
assembly.
8. Remove complete assembly.
9. Rotate to backside and remove screws holding D/C
solenoid to ice chute assembly.
10.Lift ice chute door to release plunger from retainer.
11. Slide D/C solenoid out of the side of ice chute
assembly.
12. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
Dispenser Water Tube (some models)
1. Remove toe grill and left hinge cap to expose
dispenser water line coupler.
2. Disconnect water line coupler.
3. Remove compression nut and sleeve from door side
of coupler.
4. Remove dispenser facade (see dispenser facade
removal).
5. Pull water tube up from conduit in cavity to remove
water tube.
6. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
ICE CHUTE
DOOR
ICE CHUTE
ASSEMBLY
DC SOLENOID
LIGHT SOCKET
Dispenser Light Socket (some models)
1. Remove dispenser facade (see dispenser facade
removal)
2. Remove light bulb.
3. Disconnect wires to socket assembly.
4. Squeeze tabs located by terminals to release socket.
5. Reverse procedure to reassemble.
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Troubleshooting of 5 button electronic Ice ‘N Water dispenser
Dispenser Operation
Select WATER, CRUSHED or CUBED mode by pushing the button on the dispenser panel. A green indicator light
above the button indicates the current selection. Selection mode cannot be changed from CRUSHED to CUBED or
from CUBED to CRUSHED while ice dispenser is in operation.
Dispenser Light
Light activates at full power when dispensing ice or water. A sensor activates light at half-power when light level
around refrigerator is low. Activate or deactivate sensor by pushing AUTO LIGHT button located on control façade.
Green light above AUTO LIGHT button indicates sensor is active.
Dispenser Lock
Prevents operation of water and ice dispensers. To activate or deactivate lock, press and hold DISPENSER LOCK
button for 3 seconds. Green light above button indicates dispenser lock.
Automatic Lock Out
Shuts down both ice and water mechanisms of dispenser when either mechanism has run continuously for 5
minutes. To return power to dispenser, press and hold DISPENSER LOCK for 3 seconds. Auger motor shuts off
automatically after 3 minutes of continuous operation. After about 3 minutes in shut-off state, auger motor
resets automatically.
Filter Status Light
This feature reminds users to replace water filter after 1 year have passed or after 500 gallons of water are
filtered, whichever happens first.
NOTE: Filter status light turns red after 1 year have passed or after 500 gallons of water are dispensed, even if
bypass is installed and unit is used without filter cartridge.
Green light indicates filter in good condition. Red light indicates filter replacement needed.
The filter monitor works by keeping track of time:
• Six months is approximately 16 million seconds.
• The refrigerator’s water system requires about 53,000 seconds to pass 500 gallons of water.
• Each second that water is dispensed counts as 1.20 ounces of water.
• An additional 3.20 ounces of water is counted every 30 minutes. This attempts to account for ice usage.
Filter Status Light Reset
Once filter light turns red, it remains red until reset. To reset filter indicator, press both DISPENSER LOCK and WATER
pushbuttons simultaneously and hold for 4 seconds. Make sure green light flashes 3 times when indicator
resets.
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Ice ‘N Water Systems
Table A:
Pin
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
Harness 10-pin Connector Configuration
Color
Signal
GY
BR
BU
OR
BK
RD
YL
VT
Ice Door Chute Solenoid
Dispenser Light
Crushed
Cubed
Line Out
Main Actuator
Water Valve
Line In
WH
Neutral
Note: All voltage measurements are referenced to line neutral or pin 10 (WH wire) of 10-pin connector.
Symptom
No LED lit
Possible Cause
Switch failure in
freezer door.
Incorrect harness
wiring.
No power to the PCB.
Test Procedure
With unit powered, open freezer door. Press freezer door
switch in. If freezer light does not turn off, switch is defective.
Verify wire color on 10-pin connector. Refer to Table A.
With unit powered, measure voltage between (WH wire) and
(VT wire) pin 8 of 10-pin connector. Meter should read
120VAC.
Disconnect power. Measure continuity between (BR wire) pin
2 of 10-pin connector and dispenser lamp terminal.
No dispenser light
when Main or
Water dispenser
switch is pressed
in Water, Crushed
or Cubed mode.
No continuity.
Failed light bulb or
PCB.
With unit powered, press the Main dispenser switch.
Measure voltage on pin 2 (BR wire) of 10-pin connector.
Voltage should read 120 VAC.
Dispenser light is
on without
pressing the Main
or Water dispenser
switch in Water,
Crushed or Cubed
mode.
Water LED is
illuminated but
does not dispense
water when Main
dispenser switch is
pressed.
Failed Main dispenser
switch (failed short)
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the switch and
measure resistance across switch terminals. Resistance
should read less than 1 Ω in this position and higher than 10
MΩ when switch is open.
With PCB powered, measure voltage on pin 3 (BU wire) of 10pin connector. Voltage should read 0 VAC.
Water starts to
dispense as soon
as Water mode is
selected without
pressing the Main
dispenser switch
Failed Main dispenser
switch (failed short)
Failed PCB
Failed Main dispenser
switch (failed open)
No continuity
Failed PCB
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Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the switch and
measure resistance across switch terminals. Resistance
should read less than 1 Ω in this position and higher than 10
MΩ when switch is open.
Disconnect power. Remove the cover of freezer door hinge
located on top of the unit and disconnect the connectors.
Check OR wire (pin 4 of 10-pin connector) for continuity.
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the switch and
measure resistance across switch terminals. Resistance
should read less than 1 Ω in this position and higher than 10
MΩ when switch is open.
With PCB powered, measure voltage on pin 7 (YL wire) of 10pin connector. Voltage should read 0 VAC.
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Repair
Replace
switch.
Correct
wiring.
Replace PCB
if meter reads
120VAC.
Repair open
connection.
Replace
dispenser
light bulb if
voltage reads
120 VAC.
Replace
switch
Replace PCB.
Replace
switch.
Repair open
connection.
Replace
switch.
Replace PCB.
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Symptom
Cubed LED is illuminated
but does not dispense
cubed ice when Main
dispenser switch is
pressed.
Possible
Cause
Failed Main
dispenser
switch (failed
open)
No continuity
Failed auger
motor or PCB.
Cubed ice starts to
dispense as soon as
Cubed mode is selected
without pressing the Main
dispenser switch
Failed Main
dispenser
switch (failed
short)
Failed PCB
Dispenser operates
continuously even when
Dispenser Lock mode is
activated.
Auto Light mode does not
operate.
Failed PCB
Ice or Water dispenser
mechanism runs
continuously.
Filter Status LED never
changes to red.
Failed PCB
1. Auger motor operates in
Cubed or Crushed mode
but ice door chute never
opens.
Failed solenoid
Failed PCB
Failed PCB
Failed PCB
2. Auger motor operates in
Cubed or Crushed mode
but ice door chute never
closes.
No LED lit, Water
dispenser operates, auger
motor operates only in
Cubed mode and ice chute
door does not open or
remains open.
No LED lit, Water
dispenser operates, auger
motor operates only in
Cubed mode and dispenser
light is on continuously.
Neither Water, Crushed or
Cubed LED will not
illuminate but Water,
Crushed or Cubed mode
operates properly when
selected.
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Test Procedure
Repair
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the
switch and measure resistance across switch
terminals. Resistance should read less than 1 Ω in
this position and higher than 10 MΩ when switch
is open.
Disconnect power. Remove the cover of freezer
door hinge located on top of the unit and
disconnect the connectors. Check OR wire (pin 4
of 10-pin connector) for continuity.
With PCB powered, press the Main dispenser
switch. Measure voltage on pin 4 (OR wire) of 10pin connector. Voltage should read 120VAC.
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the
switch and measure resistance across switch
terminals. Resistance should read higher than 10
MΩ when switch is open and less than 1 Ω when
switch is closed.
With PCB powered, measure voltage on pin 4
(OR wire) of 10-pin connector. Voltage should
read 0 VAC.
With PCB powered, measure voltage on pin 5 (BK
wire) of 10-pin connector. Voltage should read 0
VAC.
Replace switch.
With PCB powered and Auto Light activated,
cover the light sensor. Measure voltage on pin 2
(BR wire) of 10-pin connector. Voltage should
read 1/2 the AC power supply (120 VAC).
With PCB powered, measure voltage on pin 5 (BK
wire) of 10-pin connector. Voltage should read 0
VAC.
Verify with the user if unit has been unplugged for
a long period.
Demonstrate reset operation to customer.
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the
solenoid and measure the resistance across
solenoid terminals. Resistance should read
101.2 ± 10%.
Measure voltage on pin 1 (GY wire) of 10-pin
connector. Voltage should read approximately
55VDC when ice chute door is open (solenoid
energized) or 0VDC when closed (solenoid not
energized).
Repair open
connection.
Replace auger motor if
voltage reads 120VAC.
If not, replace PCB.
Replace switch
Replace PCB.
Replace PCB
Replace PCB.
Replace PCB.
Replace water filter and
reset Filter Status.
Replace PCB if problem
continues. Customer
education.
Replace solenoid.
Replace PCB.
Failed PCB
Replace PCB
Failed PCB
Replace PCB
Failed PCB
Replace PCB
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Ice ‘N Water Systems
Symptom
Crushed LED is illuminated
but does not dispense
crushed ice when Main
dispenser switch is
pressed.
Possible
Cause
Failed Main
dispenser
switch (failed
open)
No continuity
Failed auger
motor or PCB.
Crushed ice starts to
dispense as soon as
Crushed mode is selected
without pressing the Main
dispenser switch.
Failed Main
dispenser
switch (failed
short)
Failed PCB
Supply pressure
Filter model
Bypass installed
Filter model
New filter installed
Test Procedure
Repair
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the
switch and measure resistance across switch
terminals. Resistance should read less than 1 Ω in
this position and higher than 10 MΩ when switch
is open.
Disconnect power. Remove the cover of freezer
door hinge located on top of the unit and
disconnect the connectors. Check BU wire (pin 3
of 10-pin connector) for continuity.
With PCB powered, press the Main dispenser
switch. Measure voltage on pin 3 (BU wire) of 10pin connector. Voltage should read 120VAC.
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the
switch and measure resistance across switch
terminals. Resistance should read less than 1 Ω in
this position and higher than 10 MΩ when switch
is open.
With PCB powered, measure voltage on pin 3 (BU
wire) of 10-pin connector. Voltage should read 0
VAC.
Replace switch.
Seconds to dispense 10 oz. water
35 psig
45 psig
55 psig
Repair open
connection.
Replace auger motor if
voltage reads 120VAC.
If not, replace PCB.
Replace switch
Replace PCB.
75 psig
9.0
8.0
7.0
6.0
11.0
10.0
8.0
7.0
Amana specifies a minimum supply pressure of 35 psig for water filter units. Minimum pressure
requirement ensures that water valves close and sufficient water volume is available to fill icemaker.
Proper fill is 140 cc. of water in 7.5 seconds. Failure of water valves to close because of low pressure
will result in fill-tube freeze-up or dripping at cavity.
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Troubleshooting of 3 button electronic Ice ‘N Water dispenser
Dispenser Operation
Select WATER, CRUSHED or CUBED mode by pushing the button on the dispenser panel. A green
indicator light above the button indicates the current selection.
Dispenser Light
Light activates at full power when dispensing ice or water.
Table A:
Harness 9-pin Connector Configuration
Pin
Color
Signal
1
GY
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
BR
OR
BU
RD
YL
VT
Ice Door Chute
Solenoid
Dispenser Light
Cubed
Crushed
Line
Main Actuator
Line In
WH
Neutral
Note: All voltage measurements are referenced to line neutral or pin 9 (WH wire) of 9-pin
connector
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Ice ‘N Water Systems
Symptom
No LED lit
Possible
Cause
Switch failure in
freezer door.
Incorrect
harness wiring.
No power to
the PCB.
No dispenser
light when
dispenser switch
is pressed in
Water, Crushed
or Cubed mode.
Dispenser light is
on without
pressing the
dispenser switch
in W ater,
Crushed or
Cubed mode.
Water LED is
illuminated but
does not
dispense water
when dispenser
switch is pressed
No continuity.
Failed light bulb
or PCB.
Failed
dispenser
switch (failed
short)
Failed PCB
Failed
dispenser
switch (failed
open)
No continuity
Failed water
valve or PCB.
Water starts to
dispense as soon
as W ater mode is
selected without
pressing the
dispenser switch
Failed
dispenser
switch (failed
short)
Failed PCB
Crushed LED is
illuminated but
does not
dispense crushed
ice when
dispenser switch
is pressed.
Failed
dispenser
switch (failed
open)
No continuity
Failed auger
motor or PCB.
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Test Procedure
Repair
With unit powered, open freezer door. Press
freezer door switch in. If freezer light does not
turn off, switch is defective.
Verify wire color on 9-pin connector. Refer to
Table A.
With unit powered, measure voltage between pin
9 (W H wire) and pin 7 (VT wire) of 9-pin
connector. Meter should read 120VAC.
Disconnect power. Measure continuity between
pin 2 (BR wire) of 9-pin connector and dispenser
lamp terminal.
With unit powered, press the dispenser switch.
Measure voltage on pin 2 (BR wire) of 9-pin
connector. Voltage should read 120VAC.
Replace switch.
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the
switch and measure resistance across switch
terminals. Resistance should read less than 1 Ω
in this position and higher than 10 MΩ when
switch is open.
With unit powered, measure voltage on pin 2
(BR wire) of 9-pin connector. Voltage should
read 0VAC
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the
switch and measure resistance across switch
terminals. Resistance should read less than 1 Ω
in this position and higher than 10 MΩ when
switch is open.
Disconnect power. Remove the cover of freezer
door hinge located on top of the unit and
disconnect the connectors. Check YL wire (pin 6
of 9-pin connector) for continuity.
With PCB powered, press dispenser switch.
Measure voltage on pin 6 (YL wire) of 9-pin
connector. Voltage should read 120VAC.
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the
switch and measure resistance across switch
terminals. Resistance should read less than 1 Ω
in this position and higher than 10 MΩ when
switch is open.
With PCB powered, measure voltage on pin 6
(YL wire) of 9-pin connector. Voltage should
read 0 VAC.
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the
switch and measure resistance across switch
terminals. Resistance should read less than 1 Ω
in this position and higher than 10 MΩ when
switch is open.
Disconnect power. Remove the cover of freezer
door hinge located on top of the unit and
disconnect the connectors. Check BU wire (pin 4
of 9-pin connector) for continuity.
With PCB powered, press dispenser switch.
Measure voltage on pin 4 (BU wire) of 9-pin
connector. Voltage should read 120VAC.
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Replace PCB if meter
reads 120VAC.
Repair open connection.
Replace dispenser light
bulb. If not, replace PCB.
Replace switch.
Replace PCB.
Replace switch.
Repair open connection.
Replace water valve if
voltage reads 120VAC. If
not, replace PCB.
Replace switch.
Replace PCB.
Replace switch.
Repair open connection.
Replace auger motor if
voltage reads 120VAC. If
not, replace PCB.
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Symptom
Crushed ice
starts to dispense
as soon as
Crushed mode is
selected without
pressing the
dispenser switch.
Cubed LED is
illuminated but
does not
dispense cubed
ice when
dispenser switch
is pressed.
Possible
Cause
Failed
dispenser
switch (failed
short)
Failed PCB
Failed
dispenser
switch (failed
open)
No continuity
Failed auger
motor or PCB.
Cubed ice starts
to dispense as
soon as Cubed
mode is selected
without pressing
the dispenser
switch
Failed
dispenser
switch (failed
short)
1. Auger motor
operates in
Cubed or
Crushed mode
but ice chute door
never opens.
Failed solenoid
2. Auger motor
operates in
Cubed or
Crushed mode
but ice chute door
never closes.
No LED lit, auger
motor operates
only in Cubed
mode, and ice
chute door never
opens or never
closes.
No LED lit, auger
motor operates
only in Cubed
mode, and
dispenser light
never switches on
or never switches
off.
Neither W ater,
Crushed or
Cubed LED will
not illuminate but
W ater, Crushed
or Cubed mode
operates properly
when selected.
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Failed PCB
Failed PCB
Test Procedure
Repair
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the
switch and measure resistance across switch
terminals. Resistance should read less than 1 Ω
in this position and higher than 10 MΩ when
switch is open.
W ith PCB powered, measure voltage on pin 4
(BU wire) of 9-pin connector. Voltage should
read 0 VAC.
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the
switch and measure resistance across switch
terminals. Resistance should read less than 1 Ω
in this position and higher than 10 MΩ when
switch is open.
Disconnect power. Remove the cover of freezer
door hinge located on top of the unit and
disconnect the connectors. Check OR wire (pin 3
of 9-pin connector) for continuity.
W ith PCB powered, press the dispenser switch.
Measure voltage on pin 3 (OR wire) of 9-pin
connector. Voltage should read 120VAC.
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the
switch and measure resistance across switch
terminals. Resistance should read higher than 10
MΩ when switch is open and less than 1 Ω when
switch is closed.
W ith PCB powered, measure voltage on pin 3
(OR wire) of 9-pin connector. Voltage should
read 0 VAC.
Disconnect power. Remove both leads from the
solenoid and measure the resistance across
solenoid terminals. Resistance should read –
101.2 ohms ± 10%
Measure voltage on pin 1 (GY wire) of 9-pin
connector. Voltage should read approximately
55VDC when ice chute door is open (solenoid
energized) or 0 VDC when closed (solenoid not
energized).
Replace switch
Replace PCB.
Replace switch.
Repair open connection.
Replace auger motor if
voltage reads 120VAC. If
not, replace PCB.
Replace switch
Replace PCB.
Replace solenoid.
Replace PCB.
Failed PCB
Replace PCB
Failed PCB
Replace PCB
Failed PCB
Replace PCB
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Appendix A
A-1
Side-by-Side
R
Use & Care Guide
Table of Contents
Form No. C/11/04
Important Safety Instructions ..... 1-2
Water Filter................................. 20-22
Installation ...................................... 3-9
Food Storage Tips ..................... 23-25
Temperature Controls............... 10-12
Care and Cleaning.................... 26-29
Fresh Food Features ................. 13-15
Operating Sounds ........................... 30
Freezer Features .............................. 16
Troubleshooting......................... 31-34
Ice and Water ............................. 17-19
Warranty & Service ......................... 35
Part No. 12842107
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Important Safety Instructions
DANGER
Installer: Please leave this guide with this appliance.
Consumer: Please read and keep this Use & Care
Guide for future reference. This guide provides
proper use and maintenance information.
Keep sales receipt and/or cancelled check as proof
of purchase.
Call: 1-800-688-9900 U.S.A.
1-800-688-2002 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 _______________________________
Revision 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.
Serial Number ________________________________
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 the 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.
1
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:
13. Always disconnect refrigerator from electrical
supply before attempting any service. Disconnect
power cord by grasping the plug, not the cord.
1. Read all instructions before using the refrigerator.
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.
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.
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.
8. Do not modify plug on power cord. If plug does
not fit electrical outlet, have proper outlet installed
by a qualified electrician.
17. Always read and follow manufacturer’s storage
and ideal environment instructions for items being
stored in refrigerator.
9. Do not use a two-prong adapter, extension cord
or power strip.
18. Your refrigerator should not be operated in the
presence of explosive fumes.
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.
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
2
Installation
Location
Door and Hinge Removal
• Do not install refrigerator near oven, radiator or other
heat source. If not possible, shield refrigerator with
cabinet material.
Some installations require door removal to get
refrigerator to final location.
WARNING
• Do not install where temperature falls below 55° F
(13° C) or rises above 110° F (43° C). Malfunction
may occur at this temperature.
To avoid severe personal injury or death, observe the
following:
• Refrigerator is designed for indoor household
application only.
• Disconnect power to refrigerator before removing
doors. Connect power only after replacing doors.
Measuring the Opening
When installing your refrigerator, allow 1⁄2" space at top
and 1⁄2" space behind machine compartment cover
(located in the rear) for proper air circulation. If the
refrigerator is placed with the door hinge side against
a wall, you may want to allow additional space so the
door can be opened wider.
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 dimensions from floor to top of hinge cap
to verify proper clearance.
• Green ground wire must be attached to top hinge
while performing door removal and replacement.
• Tape decorative panels (select models) securely
into place before removing door handles.
CAUTION
To avoid property damage, observe the following:
• Protect vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs
or other protective material, prior to moving
refrigerator.
• Do not adjust refrigerator to be any shorter than
681⁄2" tall (minus hinge and cap). Doing so may
damage underside components.
1. Unplug power cord from power source.
2. Remove toe grille and bottom bracket covers (see
page 9).
• Open both doors 180°, or as wide as possible.
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
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.
• 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.
3
For ice and water dispensing models only:
Remove the left side bracket cover by carefully
pulling the water line to pry the cover loose. Then
continue to maintain downward pressure to the
notched side of the cover while swinging it off
(see page 9).
Installation
Note
• For refrigerators in operation, shut off water before
removing water line from the door.
To Disconnect the Water Line:
• Push in white collar (A) and hold.
• Pull the door-side tube from the connector (B).
To Reconnect the Water Line:
• Firmly push tube 5⁄8" into the connector. Use
lines on the tube as a guide for full insertion.
• If tube end is damaged, cut off 5⁄8" before
reconnecting.
6. For ice and water dispensing models only:
Detach main wire connector harness and red wire
harness.
• To detach main wire
harness, use a flat blade
tool or fingernail to press
junction point between two
connectors to release.
• To detach red wire harness,
press tab on underside of
connector to release.
7. Remove top hinges along with doors.
• If leaking occurs, reconnect the line.
8. Remove bottom hinges with a 3⁄8" hex head driver.
B
A
3. Close doors.
4. Remove top hinge covers by
removing Phillips screws.
5. Unscrew 5⁄16" hex head screws from
top hinges.
For water dispensing
models only:
• Do not remove screw
connecting green ground
wire.
Replacing the Doors
• To replace the doors, follow the steps in Door and
Hinge Removal in reverse order.
IMPORTANT: If water line tube end is damaged, cut
off 5⁄8" before reconnecting.
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Installation
Connecting the Water Supply
Materials Needed
(select models)
• 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
WARNING
To reduce the risk of injury or death, follow
basic precautions, including the following:
• 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.
• 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!
Note
• Add 8' to tubing length needed to reach water
supply for creation of service loop.
2' diameter
minimum
1. Create service loop with copper
tubing (minimum 2' diameter).
Avoid kinks in the copper tubing
when bending the service loop.
2. Remove plastic cap from water valve
inlet port.
CAUTION
To avoid property damage or possible injury,
follow basic precautions, including the
following:
• 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 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.
A
3. Place brass nut (A) and
sleeve (B) on copper
tube end as illustrated.
(Do not use old sleeve.)
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.
5. Slide brass nut over sleeve and screw nut
into inlet port. Tighten nut with wrench.
IMPORTANT: Do not overtighten. Cross
threading may occur.
6. Pull on tubing to confirm connection is
secure. Connect tubing to frame with
water tubing clamp (C) and turn on
water supply. Check for leaks and
correct if necessary. Continue to
C
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.
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B
Installation
Handle Installation
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.
Handle design varies from refrigerator to refrigerator.
Please reference the appropriate instructions for your
model.
Front Mount Handle with Extensions
4. Rotate the handle so that the
handle is flat against the door.
5. Push the handle down against the upper
door tab just enough to allow it to hang
unsupported.
Materials Needed
• Gloves to protect hands
• Phillips screwdriver
• Plastic door handle removal card (or 1⁄32" thick plastic
card), retain the card
Attach Extensions to Handle:
1. Align handle and
extension as shown.
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.
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.
To Install:
1. The handles are to be oriented
as shown.
2. Align front mount door handle
clip with the door tabs.
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.
2. Grasp the lower part of the handle firmly
and lift to remove.
3. Ensure the handle clips are
positioned slightly above the
door tabs.
Handle
Clip
Door
Tab
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Installation
Wide-by-Side™ Handles
Full-Length Aluminum Handles
To Install:
To Install:
1. Align fresh food handle with trim
retainer and door clip.
2. Make sure the tabs of the handle clip
are below the tabs of the door clip.
3. Rotate the handle so that the handle is
flat against the door (see page 6).
4. The tab on the lower part of the handle
will align with the hole in the handle
cap.
5. Slide handle upward until it clicks.
6. Snap top of handle into trim retainer
clip.
1. Release top door trim by removing
Phillips screws from top of fresh food
door and retain screws for later use.
2. Align notches on back of handle with
retaining clips on doors. Insert clips
into notches and slide handle
down until it contacts bottom
trim.
3. Replace top door trim and
Phillips screws.
Door Clip
4. Repeat instructions 1-3 to install
other handle.
7. Repeat for freezer handle.
To Remove:
1. Protect the area above the handle
trim with tape. Insert the tip of a flat blade
screwdriver between the handle trim and door
panel. Carefully pry the trim away from the door
panel.
2. Pull trim free from the trim retainer.
3. Insert door removal card (or 1⁄32" thick plastic card))
between the handle and door panel (approximately
11⁄2").
4. Grasp the handle firmly and pull downward to
remove.
5. Repeat for freezer handle.
WARNING
To avoid possible injury and damage to property,
tape decorative panels (select models) securely into
place before removing door handles.
To Remove:
1. Release top door trim by removing
Phillips screws from top of fresh food
door and retain screws for later use.
2. Grasp handle firmly with both hands.
Slide handle upward
approximately 3⁄4" to release.
3. Repeat instructions 1-2 to
remove other handle.
To Reinstall:
1. Repeat in reverse order.
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Installation
Installing Front-Mounted Handles for
Stainless Steel
Removing Front-Mounted Handles for
Stainless Steel
1. Loosen lower door clip on door with
a phillips screwdriver.
1. Remove plastic button plug at
base of handle with a very small
flat-blade screwdriver.
• Insert phillips screwdriver into
predrilled hole to remove
screw.
2. Locate predrilled hole at base of
handle, and fit hollow end of
handle over lower door clip.
2. Slide handle down and remove
from door clip.
3. Repeat above steps to remove
other handle.
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, as
illustrated.
5. Repeat above steps to install
other handle.
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Installation
Leveling
4. Turn both rear adjustment screws (B) clockwise to
raise and counterclockwise to lower the rear of the
refrigerator.
CAUTION
To protect personal property and refrigerator from
damage, observe the following:
AB
BA
• Protect vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs,
or other protective material.
• 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
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. If required, correct rocking of refrigerator by
turning rear adjustment screw clockwise to raise
rocking corner. If doors are uneven, do the
following:
• Determine which
door needs to be
raised.
• Turn front roller
adjustment screw (A)
clockwise to raise
front corner of door.
1. Remove toe grille.
• Grasp firmly and pull bottom
outward to unclip.
2. Remove bottom bracket cover(s).
• Place the eraser end of a pencil or similar blunt
tool in the cover notch.
• If one refrigerator door has reached the limit of
its adjustment range and doors are still not level,
raise or lower the opposite door by turning roller
adjustment screw counterclockwise.
• Check with level to verify 1⁄4" tilt to the back for
proper door closure.
• If refrigerator is aligned and stable, replace toe
grille and hinge covers.
Notch
Location
7. Replace bracket cover(s).
• Use slight pressure to pry the
cover loose.
• Position cover into the outer edge of the hinge.
• Swing the cover toward the cabinet and snap it
into place.
• Continue to maintain
downward pressure to the
notched side of the cover while
swinging it off.
8. Replace the toe grille.
Note
3. Using hex head driver, turn both of the front
adjustment screws (A) clockwise to raise and
counterclockwise to lower the front of the
refrigerator.
AB
9
BA
• 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.
Temperature Controls
Dial Temperature Controls
Temperature Control Guide
(select models)
Refrigerator too warm Turn the refrigerator control
to next higher number.
The controls are located at the back left of the
refrigerator compartment.
Refrigerator too cold
Turn the refrigerator control
to next lower number.
Note
Freezer too warm
• The freezer control turns the cooling system on.
Neither section will cool if freezer control is set to
OFF.
Turn the freezer control to
next higher number.
Freezer too cold
Turn the freezer control to
next lower number.
Turn refrigerator OFF
Turn the freezer control to
OFF.
Initial Control Settings
After plugging the refrigerator in,
set the controls.
Note
• To adjust the controls, turn the
control knob to the left or right
as desired.
• Turning freezer control to OFF stops cooling in
both compartments. It does not shut off power to
the refrigerator.
• Set the freezer control on 4.
• Set the refrigerator control on 4.
• Let the refrigerator run at least 8
to 12 hours before adding food.
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.
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 23
for instructions on checking compartment
temperature.
• Except when starting the refrigerator, do not change
either control more than one number at a time.
• Allow 24 hours for temperatures to stabilize.
• Changing either control will have some effect on the
temperature of the other compartment.
Touch Temperature Controls
(select models, style varies by model)
The controls are located at the top front of the
refrigerator compartment.
Control
Initial Control Settings
After plugging the refrigerator in, set the controls.
• Pressing the
or
pads adjusts the controls to
the desired setting.
• Set the freezer control on 4.
• Set the refrigerator control on 4.
• Let the refrigerator run at least 8 to 12 hours before
adding food.
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.
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Temperature Controls
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.
• Except when starting the refrigerator, do not change either
control more than one number at a time.
• Allow 24 hours for temperatures to stabilize.
• 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.
Temperature Control Guide
Refrigerator too cold
Set the refrigerator control to
next higher number by
pressing the
pad.
Temperature Control Guide
Refrigerator too warm
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.
Refrigerator too cold
Set the refrigerator control to
next lower number by
pressing the
pad.
Freezer too cold
Set the freezer control to next
higher number by pressing the
pad.
Freezer too warm
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.
Freezer too cold
Set the freezer control to next
lower number by pressing the
pad.
Turn refrigerator OFF
Turn refrigerator OFF
Press the freezer or
refrigerator
pad until a
dash “–” appears in the
display.
Press the freezer
pad
until OFF appears in the
display. Press either the
freezer or refrigerator
pad
to turn back on.
Triple Cool Climate Control
(select models)
The control is located at the top front of the fresh food
compartment.
Control
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.
Reset Filter (select models)
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.
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.
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.
Adjusting the Control
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Speed Ice
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.
Vacation Mode
• The first touch of the
temperature setting.
The Vacation Mode feature causes the freezer to defrost less
frequently, conserving energy. The Vacation Mode indicator light
or
pads shows the current
Temperature Controls
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.
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 29.
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.
• 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)
• Activate the Sabbath Mode
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.
1. Use the Freezer up and down control to scroll through the
features.
2. When the desired feature is displayed, use the Fresh Food up
and down control to change the status.
If the freezer or fresh food temperatures have exceeded these limits,
3. When changes are complete, press the Door Alarm pad for
the display will alternately show the current compartment
three seconds OR close the Fresh Food door.
temperatures and the highest compartment temperatures reached
when the power was out. An audible alarm will sound repeatedly.
Super Cool (CC) (select models)
When Super Cool is ON, an air-mixing fan in the fresh food
Press the Temp Alarm pad once to stop the audible alarm. The
compartment is activated to improve air flow and temperature
Temp Alarm light will continue to flash and the temperatures will
control. To save energy, this feature may be deactivated by
alternate until the temperatures have stabilized.
choosing OFF.
To turn off Temp Alarm, press and hold the Temp Alarm pad for
Temperature Display (F_C)
three seconds. The indicator light will go off.
Change the display to show temperatures in degrees Fahrenheit
or degrees Celsius.
Door Alarm
Alarm (AL)
The Door Alarm will alert you when one of the doors has been left
When the Alarm mode is OFF, all audible alarms will be disabled
open for five continuous minutes. When this happens, an audible
until the feature is turned on.
alarm will sound every few seconds until the door is closed OR the
Auto Light Level Selection (LL) (select models)
Door Alarm pad is pressed to deactivate the feature.
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
Max Cool
9 is the lightest light level setting. Note: The Auto Light (select
When activated, Max Cool causes the fresh food and freezer
models) must be activated on the ice and water dispenser
temperatures to drop to the minimum settings on the control. This
control to take advantage of this option.
cools down the refrigerator and freezer after extended door
Sabbath Mode (SAB)
openings or when loading the refrigerator or freezer with warm
When the Sabbath Mode is ON, all control lights and the night
food. Note: When the Max Cool feature is in operation, the
light will be disabled until the feature is turned OFF. This feature
and
pads for the refrigerator and freezer controls will not
does not disable the interior lights. Press any pad to restore the
operate.
control lights.
To activate, press the Max Cool pad. Max Cool will deactivate
automatically after 12 hours, OR press the Max Cool pad to
Warm Cabinet Surfaces
deactivate the feature.
At times, the front of the refrigerator cabinet may be warm to
the touch. This is a normal occurrence that helps prevent
User Preferences
moisture from condensing on the cabinet. This condition will be
Access the User Preferences menu to:
more noticeable when the refrigerator is first started, during hot
weather and after excessive or lengthy door openings.
• Activate or turn off Super Cool (select models)
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Fresh Food Features
Shelves
To Slide Out Elevator™ Shelf:
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage,
observe the following:
• Never attempt to adjust a shelf that is loaded with
food, except in the case of the ElevatorTM Shelf.
• 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 either Spill-Catcher™ or nonsealed shelves. Spill-Catcher™ shelves have a spill
retainer edge which allows for easier clean up and
some are equipped with the Easy-Glide slide out
feature. To slide out (select models), grasp the front of
the shelf and pull forward. Push in the shelf to return
to the original position.
To Remove a Shelf:
• Slightly tilt up the
front and lift up the
rear of the shelf, then
pull the shelf straight
out.
To Lock the Shelf Into Another Position:
• Tilt up the front edge of the shelf.
• Insert the hooks into the desired frame openings and
let the shelf settle into place.
• Be sure the shelf is securely locked at the rear.
The Crisper Top serves as the lower fresh food shelf.
To Remove the Crisper Top:
• Remove drawers as indicated (see page 14).
• Place hand under the frame to push up the glass. Lift
glass out.
To Install:
• 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.
To Remove Elevator™ 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.
• 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.
• The entire assembly can then be moved forward
and clear of the refrigerator compartment.
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.
• Repeat above instructions in reverse order.
(style may vary)
Elevator™ Shelf (select models)
The Elevator™ Shelf is equipped with a spill-retaining
edge and the Easy-Glide™ slide-out feature. It can be
adjusted up or down without unloading.
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Fresh Food Features
Dairy Center
To Install:
The Dairy Center provides convenient
door storage for spreadable items such
as butter and margarine. On select
models, this compartment can be
moved to several different locations to
accommodate storage needs.
• Place bucket in desired door liner retainer, push
down until bucket stops.
To Remove:
• Slide dairy center up and pull out.
The Crisper Drawers provide a higher humidity
environment for fresh fruit and vegetable storage.
To Install:
Controls
• Slide assembly in and down so that the hooks are
firmly seated on the door liner.
The crisper controls regulate the amount of humidity in
the crisper drawer. Slide control toward the Fruit
setting for produce with outer skins. Slide control
toward the Vegetables setting for leafy produce.
To Remove Dairy Door:
Storage Drawers
Humidity-Controlled Crisper Drawers
• Press in sides of dairy door and pull out.
To Install Dairy Door:
• Slide sides of dairy door inside dairy center until
hinge points snap into place.
Adjustable Deep Tilt-Out Door Buckets
(select models)
The Adjustable Deep Tilt-Out Door Bucket provides
easy access to food items stored in the door.
Automatic Humidity Control
Some crispers are equipped with an Automatic
Humidity Control system, eliminating the need for
manual humidity slide controls on the drawer. A
fabric-like material* covers small air vents in the shelf
insert above the crispers.
To Remove Bucket:
• Tilt bucket out.
• Pull straight out of the bracket.
To Install Bucket:
• Tilt the front of the bucket down slightly.
• Slide into bracket and tip upright.
To Move Bucket Frame to Another Location:
• Remove bucket.
• Lift bracket up and pull straight
out.
Place the bracket in a new
location.
This material controls the flow of moisture out of the
crisper. If a food spill should occur on the air vent or
fabric-like material, wipe with a clean, damp cloth.
* Maytag Automatic Humidity Control system features
a unique, patented material called Shape Memory
Polymer (SMP) that when laminated to fabric,
becomes DIAPLEX. DIAPLEX is
manufactured by Mitsubishi.
To Remove:
• Pull drawer out to full extension. Tilt up front of
drawer and pull straight out.
To Install:
Door Buckets
Door Buckets can be moved to meet
individual storage needs.
To Remove:
• Lift bucket up and pull straight
out.
• Insert drawer into frame rails and push back into
place.
Note
• For best results, keep the crispers tightly closed.
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Fresh Food Features
Temperature-Controlled
Drawer (select models)
Tall Bottle Retainer/Snugger
This drawer can be used for storage of
miscellaneous items.
The Tall Bottle Retainer
prevents tall bottles from
tipping forward. The Retainer
can be placed above any
removable door bucket.
The drawer features a control that
regulates the air temperature in the drawer. Set the
control to Cheese to provide normal refrigerator
temperature. Use the Meats setting for meats.
Can Rack™ (select models)
The Can Rack™ slides out from
underneath the Spillsaver™
stationary shelf. The Can Rack™
holds up to twelve 12-ounce
beverage cans.
To Remove:
• Empty contents of Can Rack™. Pull forward to full
extension and lift front to release from shelf rail
assembly. Pull straight out to remove.
To Install:
The Snugger attached to the Tall Bottle Retainer keeps
bottles and other containers in place when the door is
opened or closed. Adjust the Snugger by sliding from
side to side.
Egg Tray With Handle
(style may vary/select models)
The Egg Tray with Handle holds
a “dozen-plus” eggs. It can be
removed to carry to a work area or to be washed.
Wine Rack (select models)
• Insert drawer into frame rails and push back into
place.
The Wine Rack provides a place
for horizontally storing wine. The
rack can also hold an egg carton.
Accessories
Position the rack to rest on the
left hand side of a refrigerator
shelf (this rack cannot be
positioned on an Elevator™ shelf).
Grip Pads (select models)
The Grip Pads prevent objects from
sliding in the door buckets. Grip
Pads are removable and are top-rack
dishwasher safe for easy cleaning.
Covered Storage Bucket
(select models)
The Storage Bucket has a lid and
removable egg tray. When tray is
removed, bucket will accept items
such as a standard egg carton, ice,
etc.
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(select models)
Freezer Features
Shelves and Baskets
To Install:
Fixed Freezer Shelf
• Slide bin into railing below ice maker until bin locks
into place. Drop ice maker arm to activate ice maker.
To Remove Clip-mounted Shelves:
• Lift shelf from wall mounting
clips and pull left side of shelf
out of wall mounting holes.
IMPORTANT: Ice bin must be locked in place for
proper ice dispensing. Turn auger driver behind bin
counterclockwise (as shown) to properly align ice bin
with auger driver.
To Install Clip-mounted Shelves:
• Place left side of shelf in mounting holes and press
down into wall mounting clips.
Shelves
Shelves can be removed to meet individual storage
needs.
Door Storage
To Remove Shelf:
Adjustable Door Buckets
• Snap right side of shelf up from
cabinet railing and slide to right.
Door Buckets can be moved to meet individual
storage needs.
To Install Shelf:
To Remove:
• Replace shelf in left side cabinet railing. Snap shelf
into right side cabinet railing.
• Lift the door bucket up until it clears the
retainers on the door liner, then
pull the door bucket straight out.
Baskets and Drawers
To Install:
Baskets and drawers (style may vary)
slide out for easy access to items in
back.
• Slide bucket in above desired door liner retainer and
push down until bucket stops.
To Remove:
Fixed Door Bucket (select models)
• Pull out to its full extension. Lift up front of basket
and remove.
The Fixed Door Bucket is located in
the upper section of the freezer door.
To Install:
• Slide basket or drawer into cabinet railing. Lift up
front of basket or drawer, and slide to the back of
refrigerator.
IMPORTANT: Fixed door bucket is not
adjustable. If bucket is removed, freezer
light will not deactivate when door is
closed.
Ice Storage Bin
Drop-Down Freezer Door Baskets
The Ice Storage Bin is located below the automatic
ice maker.
To Remove:
• Raise ice maker arm to deactivate ice maker. Lift
front of bin and pull out to its full extension. Lift up
front of bin and remove.
(select models)
These baskets provide
convenient storage space for
frozen food items that tend
to shift, such as bagged
vegetables.
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Ice and Water
Automatic Ice Maker
(non-dispenser models)
Note
• Energy rating guides that are posted on the
refrigerator at the time of purchase do not include
optional ice maker energy usage.
Some models are automatic ice maker ready. The
number of the appropriate ice maker kit is IC10S. The
kit contains installation instructions and water
connection instructions.
Other models have a factory installed ice maker.
Connect the ice maker to the water supply as
instructed on page 5. 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 verify 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 sensor 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
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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 sensor 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 sensor arm.
To Install the Ice Bin:
• Reverse the above procedure. Turn the ice maker on
by lowering the sensor 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.
Ice and Water
Dispenser Features
Note
(select models)
• During initial use of water dispenser, there will be
a one- to two-minute delay while water tank fills
before water dispenses. Discard first 10-14 glasses
of water after initially connecting refrigerator to
household water supply and after extended
periods of nonuse.
Main
Dispenser
Pad
Removable
Tray
To Use Dispenser Pad:
• Choose water selection from dispenser control panel.
Dispenser Light (select models)
A light activates within the dispenser area at full power
when dispensing ice or water with the main dispenser
pad.
• Press sturdy, wide-mouthed container against
dispenser pad. When dispensing crushed ice, hold
container as close to chute as possible to reduce
spraying.
• Release pressure on dispenser pad to stop water
dispensing. A small amount of water may continue to
dispense and collect in dispenser tray. Large spills
should be wiped dry.
Dispenser Pad
The Dispenser Pad is located on the back wall of the
dispensing area. When the dispenser pad is pressed,
the selection chosen on the dispenser control panel
will dispense.
Dispenser Control (select models)
(control features vary by model)
Ice Dispenser Operation
Removable Tray
To Dispense Ice and
Water:
The Removable Tray at the bottom of the dispenser
area is designed to collect small spills and may be
easily removed for cleaning and emptying purposes.
• Select Water, Crush or Cube ice mode by pushing
button on dispenser control panel. A green light
above button indicates mode selection.
IMPORTANT: Removable tray does not drain. Do not
allow tray to overflow. If it does, remove tray and wipe
up overflow.
• Press container against dispenser pad.
When dispensing crushed ice, hold
container as close to chute as possible to
reduce spraying.
Water Dispenser Operation
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage,
observe the following:
• Do not put fingers, hands or any foreign object
into dispenser opening.
Notes
• Mode may not be changed while ice dispenser is
in operation.
• If dispenser (select models) is active for more than
five minutes, an automatic lock out sensor will
shut down power to dispenser area. See Dispenser
Lock for unlocking information.
• Do not use sharp objects to break ice.
• Do not dispense ice directly into thin glass, fine
china or delicate crystal.
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Ice and Water
Dispenser Lock (select models)
Light (select models)
The Dispenser Lock prevents ice or water from
being dispensed.
Press the Light pad once to select the Auto
Light function which activates the dispenser
light at half-power when the light sensor detects that
the light levels in room are low. The Auto indicator
light will illuminate.
To Lock Dispenser:
• Press and hold the Lock button for three seconds. A
green indicator light above button will illuminate
when the dispenser is locked.
To Unlock Dispenser:
• Hold the Lock button for three seconds. The green
indicator light above button will go out.
Water Filter Status Indicator
Light (select models)
The Water Filter Status Indicator Light serves as a
reminder to replace the water filter. A green light
indicates that the filter is in good condition. A red light
indicates the filter should be changed. Once light turns
red, it will remain red until function is reset.
To Reset Indicator:
• Press and hold both the Lock and Water
buttons simultaneously for four seconds. The
green filter status indicator light will flash
three times when the function has
successfully reset.
Auto Light (select models)
The Auto Light function activates the
dispenser light at half-power when the Light
Sensor detects that the light levels in room are low.
To Activate Auto Light:
• Press Auto Light button. A green indicator light
above button illuminates when the sensor is active.
To Deactivate Auto Light:
• Press Auto Light button. The green indicator light
will go out.
Note
• The dispenser light will operate when Auto Light is
ON or OFF.
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To Activate Light:
• Press the Light pad again to turn the dispenser light
on continuously. The On indicator light will
illuminate.
To Deactivate Light:
• Press the Light pad again to turn the dispenser light
off.
Sabbath Mode (select models)
When activated, the Sabbath Mode deactivates the
control lights while leaving the control operational.
To Activate Sabbath Mode:
• Press and hold the Lock and Auto Light
buttons simultaneously for three to four
seconds. After three to four seconds, the
dispenser lights will turn off.
To Deactivate Sabbath Mode:
• Press and hold both the Lock and Auto Light
buttons simultaneously for three to four seconds.
After three to four seconds, the dispenser lights will
activate.
Notes
• Dispenser light will not activate during dispensing
while in this mode.
• If the power fails, the control will remain in
Sabbath Mode when power returns.
FrontFill™ Button (select models)
The FrontFill™ Button works independently of the
dispenser controls, providing an up-front alternative to
the dispenser pad for dispensing water. This feature is
convenient for filling large items that will not fit into
the dispenser area (i.e. sport bottles, pitchers, large
pans, coffee pots).
This feature allows added convenience of dispensing
ice and water simultaneously. To use, choose your
preferred ice mode from dispenser control panel. Press
container against dispenser pad while pressing the
Front Fill Button.
Water Filter
Water Filter Removal and
Installation (select models)
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. 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 and 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.
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.
• Additional flushing may be required in some
households where water is of poor quality.
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Water Filter
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
Minimum
Average
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
99% Reduction 107 108 fibers/L; fibers >10 micrometers in length
10.7 NTU
166,500 #/L
155 MF/L
% Reduction
Minimum
Average
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.
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Effluent
Maximum
Average
Influent
Average
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.
Water Filter
State of California
Department of Health Services
Water Treatment Device
Certificate Number
03 - 1583
Date Issued: September 16, 2003
Date Revised: April 22, 2004
Trademark /Model Designation
UKF8001AXX750
469006-750
67003523-750
Replacement Elements
UKF8001AXX
46 9006
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.
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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, 11 and 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, 11 and 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 24 and 25 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
continued…
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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,
reconnect 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
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 fingerprints, 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.
Textured Doors
and Exterior
Cabinet Interior
Condenser Coil
Remove base grille to access.
Use a vacuum cleaner hose nozzle.
Condenser Fan Outlet Grille
See back of refrigerator.
Use a vacuum cleaner hose nozzle with brush
attachment.
Accessories
Shelves, buckets,
drawers, etc.
A dishwasher
Follow removal and installation instructions
from appropriate feature section.
Allow accessories 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 (see page 26).
4. Dilute mild detergent and brush solution into
crevices using a plastic bristle brush. Let stand for
five 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 reoccurring 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. This 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.
Upper Fresh Food Section
Upper Freezer Section
1. Remove ice bin by
lifting front of bin and
pulling out.
2. Remove light shield by
pressing the upper
right side of the shield and rotating downward.
3. Remove light bulb. Replace with appliance bulb no
greater than 40 watts.
4. Rotate the shield upward, press in slightly and
snap into place.
5. Replace ice bin by sliding in until bin locks into
place.
Lower Freezer Section
The upper fresh food light bulbs are located behind the
front panel. Reach behind the panel to remove the
bulbs.
1. Pinch both sides of light cover to remove.
Lower Fresh Food Section
3. Pinch both sides of the light cover to snap into
place.
1. Push up on bottom tabs on light
cover. Rotate cover up and release
tabs.
2. Remove light bulb.
3. Replace bulb with appliance bulb
no greater than 40 watts.
4. Insert top tabs of light cover into
liner slots and snap bottom tabs
into liner slots.
2. Remove light bulb. Replace with appliance bulb no
greater than 40 watts.
Ice and Water Dispenser
1. Locate light bulb inside top
edge of dispenser frame.
Unscrew to remove.
2. Replace light bulb with a
7-watt, 120 volt bulb.
Light Bulb
Location
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Care and Cleaning
Preparing for Vacation
CAUTION
If your refrigerator has a dispenser and 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 short vacations or absences (three months or
less):
After a Short Vacation or Absence:
For models with automatic ice makers or dispensers:
• Reconnect the water supply and turn on supply valve
(see page 5).
• Monitor water connection for 24 hours and correct
leaks if necessary.
• Run 10-15 glasses of water from the dispenser to
flush out the system.
1. Remove all perishables.
• Restart the ice maker.
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:
After a Long Vacation or Absence:
• Shut off the water supply to the ice maker at
least one day ahead of time.
• If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker,
reconnect the water supply and turn on supply valve
(see page 5).
• After the last load of ice drops, raise the wire
shut off arm to the OFF position.
• Plug the refrigerator back in and reset controls (see
pages 10, 11 and 12).
• 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
55° 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.
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Upon Your Return:
8. Leave the doors open to prevent the formation of
mold and mildew.
• 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 20).
• 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.
• 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 backnever 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 units run quieter, sounds may be detected that were
present in older units, 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
Clicking
•
•
Air rushing
or whirring
•
•
•
Gurgling or
boiling sound
Thumping
Vibrating
noise
•
•
•
•
Buzzing
•
•
Humming
•
•
POSSIBLE CAUSE
Freezer control (A) clicks when starting or
stopping compressor.
Defrost timer or electric damper control (select
models) (B) sounds like an electric clock and
snaps in and out of defrost cycle.
Condenser fan (D) makes this noise while
operating.
Freezer fan (C) makes this noise while
operating.
Freezer fan (C) slows to a stop as the freezer
door is opened.
Evaporator (E) and heat exchanger (F)
refrigerant make this noise when flowing.
Ice cubes from ice maker drop into ice bucket (G).
Dispenser ice chute (H) closing.
Compressor (I) makes a pulsating sound while
running.
Refrigerator is not level.
Ice maker water valve (J) hookup buzzes when
ice maker fills with water.
Ice maker (K) is in the ‘on’ position without
water connection.
Ice auger (L) hums as auger agitates ice during
dispensing.
• Compressor (I) can make a high pitched hum
while operating.
• Solenoid valve (M) operating ice chute door.
SOLUTION
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• See Leveling (see page 9).
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Stop sound by raising ice maker arm
to OFF position. See Automatic Ice
Maker, page 17 for details.
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
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Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
WHAT TO DO
Freezer control and
lights are on, but
compressor is not
operating
Temperaturecontrolled drawers
are too warm
Refrigerator is in defrost mode.
Normal operation.
Wait 40 minutes to see if refrigerator restarts.
Control settings are too low.
Freezer controls are set too low.
Drawer is improperly positioned.
Refrigerator is not plugged in.
Dial control in freezer is set to OFF
(select models).
Touch temperature controls are set to “–”
(select models).
Fuse is blown, or circuit breaker needs
to be reset.
Power outage has occurred.
Refrigerator is malfunctioning.
See page 14 to adjust controls.
See pages 10, 11 and 12 to adjust controls.
See page 14 to verify drawer positioning.
Plug in refrigerator.
See pages 10, 11 and 12 to adjust controls.
Refrigerator does
not operate
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.
Food is too close to upper left air inlet.
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
Odor producing foods should be covered
or wrapped.
The interior needs cleaning.
See pages 10, 11 and 12 to adjust 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 26.
See pages 10, 11 and 12 to adjust controls.
Relocate food.
Refrigerator is not level. See page 9 for details on how
to level your refrigerator.
Check gaskets for proper seal. Clean, if necessary,
according to the chart on page 26.
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, 11 and 12 to adjust controls.
Clean according to the chart on page 26.
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 26.
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Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
WHAT TO DO
Water droplets
form on outside
of refrigerator
Door gaskets are not sealing properly.
Humidity levels are high.
Controls require adjustment.
Humidity levels are high or door has
been been opened frequently.
Clean according to the chart on page 26.
Normal during times of high humidity.
See pages 10, 11 and 12 to adjust controls.
Reduce time door is open. Organize food items
efficiently to assure door is open for as short a time as
possible.
Clean according to the chart on page 26.
See page 30.
Water droplets form
on inside of
refrigerator
Refrigerator or ice
maker makes
unfamiliar sounds
or seems too loud
Temperaturecontrolled drawer
and/or crisper
drawer do not
close freely
Door gaskets are not sealing properly.
Normal operation.
Contents of drawer, or positioning of
items in the surrounding compartment
could be obstructing drawer.
Drawer is not in proper position.
Refrigerator is not level.
Drawer channels are dirty.
Refrigerator runs
too frequently
Doors have been opened frequently or
for long periods of time.
Humidity or temperature in surrounding
area is high.
Food has recently been added.
Refrigerator is exposed to heat by
environment or by appliances nearby.
Condenser coils are dirty.
Controls need to be adjusted.
Door is not closing properly.
Door gaskets are not sealing properly.
Reposition food items and containers to avoid
interference with the drawers.
See page 14 for proper drawer placement.
See page 9 for details on how to level your
refrigerator.
Clean drawer channels with warm, soapy water.
Rinse and dry thoroughly.
Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to drawer
channels.
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.
Normal operation.
Allow time for recently added food to reach
refrigerator or freezer temperature.
Evaluate your refrigerator’s environment. Refrigerator
may need to be moved to run more efficiently.
Clean according to the chart on page 26.
See pages 8 and 9 to adjust controls.
Refrigerator is not level, see page 9 Leveling.
Check for internal obstructions that are keeping door
from closing properly (i.e. improperly closed drawers,
ice buckets, oversized or improperly stored containers,
etc.)
Cleaning according to the chart on page 26.
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Troubleshooting
Ice and Water
PROBLEM
No indicator lights
are lit on dispenser
control
Ice or water are
not dispensed
when pads are
pressed
Ice maker is not
producing enough
ice or ice is
malformed
Ice maker is not
producing ice
POSSIBLE CAUSES
Freezer door is not closed.
Refrigerator is not plugged in.
Fuse is blown, or circuit breaker needs to
be reset.
Power outage has occurred.
Refrigerator is in Sabbath Mode (select
models).
Freezer door is not closed.
Controls are in lock mode (select models).
Water tank is filling.
Ice maker has just been installed or a
large amount of ice has been used.
Water filter is clogged or needs to be
changed.
Ice maker has just been installed or a
large amount of ice has been used.
Water pressure is too low.
Water filter is clogged or needs to be
changed.
Ice maker arm is up.
Household water supply is not reaching
water valve.
Copper tubing has kinks.
Water pressure is too low.
Check freezer temperature.
Ice bin is not installed properly.
Improper water valve was installed.
Water filter
indicator light is
red
Water filter needs to be replaced.
Filter indicator sensor needs to be reset.
WHAT TO DO
Verify that freezer door is closed. Power is removed
from the control when freezer door is opened.
Plug in refrigerator.
Replace any blown fuses.
Check circuit breakers for any tripped circuits.
Call local power company listing to report outage.
See Sabbath Mode page 19.
Verify that freezer door is closed. Power is removed
from the control when freezer door is opened.
See Dispenser Lock page 19.
At initial use, there is an approximate one- to twominute delay in dispensing while the internal water
tank is filling.
Wait 24 hours for ice production to begin or for ice
maker to restock after emptied.
Change water filter (see page 20).
Wait 24 hours for ice production to begin or for ice
maker to restock after emptied.
Low water pressure can cause valve to leak.
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.
Change water filter (see page 20).
Confirm ice maker arm is down. See Automatic Ice
Maker page 17.
See Connecting the Water Supply pages 4 and 5.
Turn off water supply and remove kinks.
If kinks cannot be removed, replace tubing.
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.
See Temperature Controls pages 10, 11 and 12 to
adjust controls. Freezer must be between 0° to 2° F
(-18° to -17° C) to produce ice.
See Ice Storage Bin page 16.
See Connecting the Water Supply pages 4 and 5.
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.
If filter is not available, replace with bypass filter.
See Water Filter page 20.
See Filter Status Indicator Light page 19.
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Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
Ice forms in inlet
tube to ice maker
Water pressure is low.
Saddle valve not open completely.
Freezer temperature is too high.
Refrigerator is
leaking water
Plastic tubing was used to complete
water connection.
Improper water valve was installed.
Water flow is
slower than normal
Water pressure is low.
Saddle valve not open completely.
Improper water valve was installed.
Copper tubing has kinks.
Water filter is clogged or needs to be
changed.
Water valve not opened completely.
Dispenser water
is not cold
Water appears
cloudy
Particles in water
and/or ice cubes.
Refrigerator has been recently installed.
Water supply in holding tank has been
depleted.
Water has settled into water lines
outside holding tank and has warmed to
room temperature.
Air or air bubbles in water.
Carbon dust from water filter cartridge.
Concentrations of minerals in water will
form particles when water becomes
frozen and melts.
WHAT TO DO
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.
Open saddle valve completely.
See Temperature Controls pages 10, 11 and 12. Freezer
temperature should be between 0° to 2° F (-18° to -17° C).
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.
See Connecting the Water Supply pages 4 and 5. Selfpiercing 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 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.
Open saddle valve completely.
See Connecting the Water Supply pages 4 and 5. Selfpiercing 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.
Turn off water supply and remove kinks.
If kinks cannot be removed, replace tubing.
Change water filter (see page 20).
Open water valve completely and check for leaks.
The minimum flow at dispenser is approximately
10 fluid ounces in nine seconds with a new filter in
place or approximately 10 fluid ounces in five seconds
without a filter.
Allow approximately 12 hours for water in holding tank
to chill.
Discard first glass of water and refill.
This is normal when first using the dispenser and will
disappear with use.
Initial water ejected through cartridge may contain
harmless carbon dust flushed from cartridge.
Particles are safe for consumption.
Will disappear after the first few uses.
Particles are not harmful and naturally occur in water
supplies.
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