Samsung Freezer Owner`s manual

quick start guide
RFG237AA
RFG238AA
Product features
Surround Multi Flow
A center-positioned fan and
ducts with multiple flow
effluences provide uniform
cooling for each shelf and fresh
food compartment corners.
Twin Cooling System
The refrigerator and the freezer
have two evaporators. Given this
independent system, the freezer
and the refrigerator are cooled
individually and more efficiently.
Food odor from the refrigerator
does not affect food in the
freezer due to separate air flow
circulation.
Electronic control from
outside of Pantry Cover
The Cool Select Pantry is a full
width drawer with an adjustable
temperature control to help keep
food fresh longer.
Super Extended Drawer
The upper drawer in the freezer
comes out automatically when
you open the freezer door and
can be pulled out all the way to
the Tilting Pocket.
Ice and Water Dispenser
The dispenser provides ice and
cold water at any time.
Secure Auto Close Door
System
• Secure Auto Close Door System
• Cool tight doors
• Energy saving
• Prevents condensation on fridge
doors
Easy Handle System
• Ez-open Freezer Door
• Ergonomic Door Design
The Installation Space
2 inches
3 3/4 inches
2 inches
Selecting the best location for the Refrigerator
• A location with easy access to the water supply.
• A location without direct exposure to sunlight.
• A location with level (or nearly level) flooring.
• A
location with enough space for the Refrigerator doors to open easily.
• Allow sufficient space for air circulation of the internal cooling system.
If the Refrigerator does not have enough space, the internal cooling system may not work properly.
If your refrigerator has an ice maker, allow extra space at the back for the water line connections.
When you install the refrigerator next to a fixed wall, minimum clearance is 3 ¾” (95mm) between the
refrigerator and wall to allow the door to swing open.
First thing! Make sure that you can easily move your Refrigerator to its final location by measuring doorways
(both width and height), thresholds, ceilings, stairways, etc.
The following chart details the exact height and depth of Samsung French Door Refrigerator.
B
Model
Depth
“A”
Width
“B”
Height
“C”
Overall
Height “D”
Depth
“E”
RFG238AA
33”
(71.2cm)
35.75”
(90.8cm)
68.66”
(176.9cm)
69.72”
(177.4cm)
35.63”
(77.4cm)
• A
llow clearance to the right, left, back and top when installing. This
will help reduce power consumption and keep your energy bills lower.
• D
o not install the Refrigerator where the temperature will go below
50ºF (10ºC).
• D
o not locate the refrigerator where it may become wet.
CAUTION
FLOORING
For proper installation, this refrigerator must be placed on a
level surface of hard material that is the same height as the
rest of the flooring. This surface should be strong enough to
support a fully loaded refrigerator, or approximately 313lbs
(142kg). To protect the finish of the flooring, cut a large section
of the cardboard carton and place under the refrigerator where
you are working. When moving a refrigerator, it is needed to
pull and push in the back-and-forth direction.
A
E
C
D
Operating your French Door Refrigerator
(RFG237 MODEL)
Using the control panel
1
4
2
5
3
6
7
(
1
8
) Energy Saver
Press the Energy Saver button for better energy efficiency. If water drops appear on the doors, turn the
Energy Saver function off.
(
2
) Freezer/hold
3 sec for
Power Freezer
Press the Freezer / hold 3 sec for Power Freezer button to set the Freezer to your desired
temperature.
You can set the temperature between -8°F and 8°F. Press and hold the Freezer/hold 3 sec for Power
freezer button for 3 seconds to speed up the cooling in the freezer. It can be helpful if you need to
quickly freeze easily spoiled items or if the temperature in the freezer has warmed up dramatically (For
example, if the door was left open).
(
3
) Alarm / hold 3 sec
for Filter Reset
Press the Alarm / hold 3 sec for Power Freezer button to turn off the door open alarm. (Initially, alarm
mode is On ) After removing the old water filter and installing a new one, reset the indicator by pressing
and holding this button for 3 seconds. (The indicator is lit initially and will light again in about 6 months to
let you know it is time to change yo ur water filter.)
(
4
) Lighting
Press the Lighting button to turn on the Dispenser LED lamp.
(
5
) Fridge / hold
3 sec for Power
Cool
Press the Fridge / hold 3 sec for Power Cool button to set the fridge to your desired temperature.
You can set the temperature between 34°F and 46°F.
Press and hold the Fridge / hold 3 sec for Power Cool button for 3 seconds to speed up the cooling
in the refrigerator. It can be helpful if you need to quickly cool easily-spoiled items or if the temperature in
the fridge has been warmed up dramatically (For example, if the door was left open).
(
6
) Ice off / Hold 3
sec for Child Lock
Press the Ice OFF / hold 3 sec for Child Lock button to turn the fridge or freezer ice making function
off. If you press and hold this button for 3 seconds, the display and dispenser will be locked.
(
7
) Ice Type
Press the Ice Type button to select your desired ice type. Cubed and crushed ice modes will be
alternatively changed whenever you press the button. This mode can not be used with the Water mode
simultaneously.
(
8
) Water
Press the Water button to dispense water. This mode can not be used with the Ice Type mode
simultaneously. Water mode will be off if you press the Ice Type button.
Some functions are activated after a few-second delay when the buttons are pressed, while others operate
immediately. This is normal operation.
Operating your French Door Refrigerator
(RFG237 MODEL)
USING THE DIGITAL DISPLAY
Freezer Temp ( 1 ) indicates the current freezer temperature.
Fridge Temp ( 2 ) indicates the current refrigerator temperature.
If you do not press any button, freezer & fridge temperature indicator will turn off in a few seconds.
If any button is pressed, the display will light up again.
1
2
Power Freeze
This icon will light up when you press the Freezer / Hold 3 sec for Power Freezer button for 3 seconds.
Power Freeze is great when you need a lot of ice. When you have enough ice, just press the same button
again for 3 seconds to cancel the Power Freeze mode. After 2 and a half hours, Power Freeze mode will
turn off automatically to decrease energy consumption.
Cubed Ice
, Crushed Ice
, Water
Enjoy cubed or crushed ice by selecting your preference from the digital control panel. If you don’t need
ice, turn the function off to save on water and energy consumption. Each Ice type icon will light up on by
your selection.
Power Cool
This icon will light up when you press the Fridge / Hold 3 sec for Power Cool button for 3 seconds. For a
quick fridge cool down, use Power Cool mode. If you want to cancel the Power Cool mode, just press the
same button again for 3 seconds. After 2 and a half hours, Power cool mode will turn off automatically to
decrease energy consumption.
Filter
When the filter indicator light is on, it is time to change the filter. Typically this happens about every 6 months.
The filter indicator will be Blue when you initially insert the water filter.
The filter indicator will be Light Pink when you have used your water filter for 270 gallons.
The filter indicator will be Red when you have used your water filter for 300 gallons.
After removing the old water filter and installing a new one(see page 40 of the owner's manual for instructions)
when the filter indicator is red, reset the indicator by pressing and holding the “Alarm/Hold 3 sec for Filter
Reset” button for 3 seconds. (The filter indicator will be blue or yellow green when the indicator is reset.)
Cooling Off mode (“OF & OF” code on the display)
Cooling Off Mode stops cooling in the freezer and refrigerator compartments, but does not shut off electrical
power to the refrigerator. To use this feature, press Energy Saver Button and Freezer/ hold 3 sec for Power
Freezer Button simultaneously for 3 seconds until an alarm sound is heard. To cancel this mode, press the same
buttons again for 3 seconds and the refrigerator will return to cooling mode.
This function is for store display refrigerators. It is not for customer use.
Energy saver
This icon will light up when you press the Energy Saver button. The Energy Saver function is automatically set to “ON”
when power is supplied to the Refrigerator. If condensation occurs on the doors, turn the Energy Saver mode off.
Lighting
This icon will light up when you press the Lighting button. In this case, the dispenser light(under the
display) will be on constantly. If you would like the dispenser light to come on only when using the dispenser,
turn the Lighting mode off.
Alarm
This icon will light up when you press the Alarm button. The door alarm will sound if any door is open for more
than 3 minutes. The beeping stops when you close the door. Initially the Alarm is set to on.
Ice off
This icon will light up when you press the “Ice Off” button. In this case, the ice will not be produced.
Lock
This icon will light up when you press the Lock button. In this case, you won’t be able to use the control panel. If you
press and hold the Ice Off/Hold button for 3 sec to unlock Child Lock, you will be able to use the control panel again.
CONTROLLING THE TEMPERATURE
Basic temperature of Freezer and Refrigerator Compartments
The basic temperature and/or recommended temperatures of the Freezer and Refrigerator Compartments are
-2°F and 38°F respectively.
If the temperature of Freezer and Refrigerator Compartments are too high or low, adjust the temperature manually.
Controlling the Freezer temperature
The Freezer temperature can be set between 8°F and -8°F to suit
your particular needs. Press the Freezer button repeatedly until
the desired temperature is shown in the temperature display. The
temperature will move 2°F degrees with each press (-2°F → -4°F →
-6°F → -8°F → 8°F → 6°F → 4°F → 2°F → 0°F → -2°F). Keep in mind
that foods like ice cream may melt at 4°F. The temperature display
will move sequentially from -8°F to 8°F. Five seconds after the new
temperature is set, the display will show the actual current freezer
temperature until the new temperature is reached.
Using the Power Freeze
If you need a lot of ice or if you want to cool down the freezer
faster, you can use the Power Freezer function. Press and hold
the Freezer/ Hold 3 sec for Power Freezer button for 3 seconds.
Then, the power freeze indicator will light and activate the power
freeze mode independent of the freezer set temperature. If you
select Power freeze, the inside temperature of the freezer will
decrease for about two and a half hours. When you have enough
ice, just press and hold the button for 3 seconds again to cancel the
Power Freeze mode. Then, the indicator will go out and the freezer
will return to the set temperature again.
Operating your French Door Refrigerator
(RFG238 MODEL)
Using the control panel
1
4
2
5
3
6
7
(
1
8
) Energy Saver
Press the Energy Saver button for better energy efficiency. If water drops appear on the doors, turn the
Energy Saver function off.
(
2
) Freezer/hold
3 sec for
Power Freezer
Press the Freezer / hold 3 sec for Power Freezer button to set the Freezer to your desired
temperature.
You can set the temperature between -8°F and 8°F. Press and hold the Freezer/hold 3 sec for Power
freezer button for 3 seconds to speed up the time needed to freeze products in the Freezer. It can be
helpful if you need to quickly freeze easily spoiled items or if the temperature in the Freezer has warmed
dramatically (For example, if the door was left open).
(
3
) Alarm / hold 3 sec
for Filter Reset
Press the Alarm / hold 3 sec for Power Freezer button to turn off the door open alarm.
(At first, alarm mode is On ) After removing the old water filter and installing a new one, reset the indicator
by pressing and holding this button for 3 seconds. (The indicator is lit at first and will light again in about 6
months to let you know it is time to change your water filter.)
(
4
) Lighting
Press the Lighting button to turn on the Dispenser LED lamp.
(
5
) Fridge / hold
3 sec for Power
Cool
Press the Fridge / hold 3 sec for Power Cool button to set the fridge to your desired temperature.
You can set the temperature between 34°F and 46°F.
Press and hold the Fridge / hold 3 sec for Power Cool button for 3 seconds to speed up the time
needed to cool products in the Refrigerator. It can be helpful if you need to quickly cool easily spoiled
items or if the temperature in the fridge has warmed dramatically (For example, if the door was left open).
(
6
) Ice off / Hold 3
sec for Child Lock
Press the Ice OFF / hold 3 sec for Child Lock button to turn the fridge or freezer ice making function
off. If you press and hold this button for 3 seconds, the display and dispenser will be locked.
(
7
) Ice Type
Press the Ice Type button to select your desired ice type. Cubed and crushed ice modes will be
alternatively changed whenever you press the button. This mode can not be used with the Water mode
simultaneously.
(
8
) Water
Press the Water button to dispense water. This mode can not be used with the Ice Type mode
simultaneously. Water mode will be off if you press the Ice Type button.
Some functions are activated after a few-second delay when the buttons are pressed, while others operate
immediately. This is normal operation.
Operating your French Door Refrigerator
(RFG238 MODEL)
USING THE DIGITAL DISPLAY
Freezer Temp ( 1 ) indicates the current freezer temperature.
Fridge Temp ( 2 ) indicates the current refrigerator temperature.
If you do not press any button, freezer & fridge temperature indicator will turned off in a few seconds.
If any button is pressed, the display will light up again.
1
2
Power Freeze
This icon will light up when you press the Freezer / Hold 3 sec for Power Freezer button for 3 seconds.
Power Freeze is great when you need a lot of ice. When you have enough ice, just press the same button
again for 3 seconds to cancel the Power Freeze mode. After 2 and a half hours, Power Freeze mode will
turn off automatically to decrease energy consumption.
Cubed Ice
, Crushed Ice
, Water
Enjoy cubed or crushed ice by selecting your preference from the digital control panel. If you don’t need
ice, turn the function off to save on water and energy consumption. Each Ice type icon will light up
depending on what is currently chosen.
Power Cool
This icon will light up when you press the Fridge / Hold 3 sec for Power Cool button for 3 seconds. For a
quick fridge cool down, use Power Cool mode. If you want to cancel the Power Cool mode, just press the
same button again for 3 seconds. After 2 and a half hours, Power cool mode will turn off automatically to
decrease energy consumption.
Filter
When the filter indicator light is on, it is time to change the filter. Typically this happens about every 6 months.
The filter indicator will be Blue when you initially insert the water filter.
The filter indicator will be Light Pink when you have used your water filter for 270 gallons.
The filter indicator will be Red when you have used your water filter for 300 gallons.
After removing the old water filter and installing a new one((see page 40 of the owner’s manual for instructions)
when the filter indicator is red, reset the indicator by pressing and holding the “Alarm/Hold 3 sec for Filter
Reset” button for 3 seconds. (The filter indicator will be blue or yellow green when the indicator is reset.)
Cooling Off mode (“OF & OF” code on the display)
Cooling Off Mode stops cooling in the freezer and refrigerator compartments, but does not shut off electrical
power to the refrigerator. To use this feature, press Energy Saver Button and Freezer/ hold 3 sec for Power
Freezer Button simultaneously for 3 seconds until an alarm sound is heard. To cancel this mode, press the same
buttons again for 3 seconds and the refrigerator will return to cooling mode.
This function is for store display refrigerators. It is not for customer use.
Energy saver
This icon will light up when you press the Energy Saver button. The Energy Saver function is automatically set to “ON”
when power is supplied to the Refrigerator. If condensation occurs on the doors, turn the Energy Saver mode off.
Lighting
This icon will light up when you press the Lighting button. In this case, the dispenser light(under the
display) will be on constantly. If you would like the dispenser light to come on only when using the dispenser,
turn the Lighting mode off.
Alarm
This icon will light up when you press the Alarm button. The door alarm will sound if any door is open for more
than 3 minutes. The beeping stops when you close the door. Initially the Alarm is set to on.
Fridge Ice off
This icon will light up when you press the Fridge Ice Off button. In this case, the fridge ice will not be produced.
Freezer Ice off
This icon will light up when you press the Freezer Ice Off button. In this case, the freezer ice will not be
produced.
• As this refrigerator has a dual Ice Maker, there is a possibility of using more energy. We recommend if you
have enough ice, set Ice Off to save energy.
• You may occasionally hear noises from Ice dropping or water flowing to the icemaker. These noises are
part of normal operation.
Lock
This icon will light up when you press the Lock button. In this case, you won’t be able to use the control panel. If you
press and hold the Ice Off/Hold button for 3 sec to unlock Child Lock, you will be able to use the control panel again.
CONTROLLING THE TEMPERATURE
Basic temperature of Freezer and Refrigerator Compartments
The basic temperature and/or recommended temperatures of the Freezer and Refrigerator Compartments are
-2°F and 38°F respectively.
If the temperature of Freezer and Refrigerator Compartments are too high or low, adjust the temperature manually.
Controlling the Freezer temperature
The Freezer temperature can be set between 8°F and -8°F to suit
your particular needs. Press the Freezer button repeatedly until
the desired temperature is shown in the temperature display. The
temperature will move 2°F degrees with each press (-2°F → -4°F →
-6°F → -8°F → 8°F → 6°F → 4°F → 2°F → 0°F → -2°F). Keep in mind
that foods like ice cream may melt at 4°F. The temperature display
will move sequentially from -8°F to 8°F. Five seconds after the new
temperature is set, the display will show the actual current freezer
temperature until the new temperature is reached.
Using the Power Freeze
If you need a lot of ice or if you want to cool down the freezer
faster, you can use the Power Freezer function. Press and hold
the Freezer/ Hold 3 sec for Power Freezer button for 3 seconds.
Then, the power freeze indicator will light and activate the power
freeze mode independent of the freezer set temperature. If you
select Power freeze, the inside temperature of the freezer will
decrease for about two and a half hours. When you have enough
ice, just press and hold the button for 3 seconds again to cancel the
Power Freeze mode. Then, the indicator will go out and the freezer
will return to the set temperature again.
Names and basic functions
Name of each component
➊ ➓
➋
➌
➍
➎
➏
➐
➑
➒
1. Light
9. Tilting Pocket
17. Door Bins
2. Ice Maker
10. Interlocking switch
18. Quick-Space Glass Shelf
3. Foldable-Shelf
11. Door Closer
19. Cool Select PantryTM
4. Slide-Shelf
12. Dairy Compartment
20. Light
5. Vertical Hinged Section 13. Water Filter
21. Auto Pull Out Drawer
6. Vegetable & Fruit Drawers 14. Tempered glass shelves 22. Freezer Drawer Bin
7. Freezer Ice-Maker
15. Can Rack
8. Ice Bucket
16. Egg Container
Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
SOLUTION
The Refrigerator does not
work at all or it does not
chill sufficiently.
• Check that the power plug is properly connected.
• Is the temperature control on the display panel set to the correct temperature?
Try setting it to a lower temperature.
• Is the Refrigerator in direct sunlight or located near a heat source?
•Is the back of the Refrigerator too close to the wall and therefore keeping air
from circulation?
The food in the
Refrigerator is frozen.
• Is the temperature control on the display set to the correct temperature?
Try setting it to a warmer temperature.
• Is the temperature in the room too low?
• Did you store the food with high water content in the coldest part of the
Refrigerator? Try moving those items into the body of the Refrigerator instead of
keeping them in the Cool Select Pantry™.
You hear unusual noise or
sounds.
• Check that the Refrigerator is level and stable.
• Is the back of the Refrigerator too close to the wall and therefore keeping air
from circulating?
• Was anything dropped behind or under the Refrigerator?
• A “ticking” sound is heard from inside the Refrigerator. It is normal and occurs
because various accessories are contracting or expanding according to the
temperature of the Refrigerator interior.
The front corners and
vertical hinged section
of the appliance are hot
and condensation is
occurring.
• Some heat is normal as anti-condensators are installed in the vertical hinged
section of the Refrigerator to prevent condensation.
• Is the Refrigerator door ajar? Condensation can occur when you leave the door
open for a long time.
Ice Maker is not
producing ice.
• Did you wait for 12 hours after installation of the water supply line before making ice?
• Is the water line connected and the shut-off valve opened?
• Did you manually stop the ice making function?
• Is the Freezer temperature too warm? Try setting the Freezer temperature lower.
You can hear water
bubbling in the
Refrigerator.
• This is normal. The bubbling comes from the Refrigerator coolant liquid
circulating through the Refrigerator.
There is a bad smell in the
Refrigerator.
• Check for spoiled food.
• Foods with strong odors(for example, fish) should be tightly covered.
• Clean out your Freezer periodically and throw away any spoiled or suspicious food.
Frost forms on the walls
of the Freezer.
• Is the air vent blocked? Remove any obstructions so air can circulate freely.
• Allow sufficient space between the foods stored for efficient air circulation.
• Is the Freezer drawer closed properly?
Water dispenser is not
functioning.
• Is the water line connected and the shut-off valve opened?
• Has the water supply line tubing been crushed or kinked?
Make sure the tubing is free and clear of any obstruction.
• Is the water tank frozen because the Refrigerator temperature is too low?
Try selecting a warmer setting on the main display panel.
Auto close system does
not work with the freezer
door.
• Is there an imbalance between the right and left parts of the door?
• Close and open the door smoothly 1~2 times. Then, the auto close system will
be worked well again.
• Try opening the door smoothly to avoid the unbalance between the right part
and the left part of the door.