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Congratulations
on your purchase
of a Maytag Performa refrigerator! Your
satisfaction is very important to us, so please
read this guide very carefully. You will find
instructions on the proper operation and mainteTM
nance of your new appliance.
Save time and money. If something should go wrong,
we suggest consulting the "Before You Call" section.
It is designed to help you solve basic problems before
consulting a servicer.
If you have questions, write us (include your model
number and phone number) or call:
Maytag Appliances
Sales Company
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Table of
Safety Instructions_i
Installation ............
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Temperature Controls
Looking
inside
Ice Service
Food
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Storage Tips .................
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Attn: CA/R ®Center
P.O. Box 2370
Cleveland, TN 37320-2370
1-800-688-9900 USA
Storingthe Refrigerator,
Care & Cleaning...................
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1-800-688-2002
CANADA
Cleaning Chart ....................
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1-800-688-2080 USA TTY (for deaf, hearing
impaired or speech impaired)
(Mon.-Fri., 8am-8pm Eastern Time)
Internet: http: / / www.maytag.com
Part No. 111208-1
Form No.A/02/00
MCS Part No. 61005031
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Before You Call ...................
Warranty ........................
Guide de L'Utilisateur .............
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Guia del Usuario .................
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For Future Assistance
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 acccess.
Model
Number
Serial Number
Important
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Safety
WARNING: When using
your
NOTE: In our continuing effort to improve the quaf
ity of our appliances, it may be necessary to makl
changes to the appliance without revising thi=
guide.
Instructions
appliance,
always
follow basic precautions, including the following:
• Use the refrigerator only for its intended purpose.
• To prevent possibility of hazard due to electrical shock,
never plug the refrigerator into a receptacle which has
not been grounded adequately and in accordance with
the local and national electrical codes. See _ warning
and the grounding instructions below,
• Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning or replacing a
light bulb.
• In case of power failure, minimize door openings. If the
power failure is of a long duration, protect the food by
placing blocks of dry ice on top of the packages or
check with a local frozen foods locker plant about ternporary storage. Frozen foods which have thawed cornpletely should not be refrozen,
• Any electrical service cord that becomes frayed or damaged should be immediately repaired or replaced. Never
unplug your appliance by pulling on the power cord.
• Your refrigerator should not be operated
ence of explosive fumes.
Have proof of original date of purchase, Keep your sa
slip, proof of original purchase date is needed for w
ranty service.
• Children should not climb, hang or stand
shelves of this refrigerator.
on
Important: Child entrapment and suffocation are 1
problems of the past. Junked or abandoned refrige
tors are still dangerous.., even if they will sit for "ju:
few days." If you are getting rid
of your old refrigerator, please
follow the instructions below to
help prevent accidents.
• Take off the doors.
• Leave the shelves in place so
that children may not easily
climb inside.
in the pres-
_k WARNING -- This appliance is designed to operate on a normal 115 volt, 15 amp, 60 cycle line. The
should be a separate, grounded circuit serving this appliance only. Do not use an extension cord. L
not use any device that will alter the electrical performance of this appliance,
Power supply cord with 3-prong
This appliance is equipped with a three-pronged
ground-
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 against
the thirdpossible
(ground)electrical
prong
ing plug for your
protection
from the power cord. Do not use an adapter plug.
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SAVE
THESE
grounding
cord.
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INSTRUCTIONS
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Groundingtype wall receptacl
Installation
Your new refrigerator was packed carefully for shipment. Remove and discard shelf packing clips (if used) located just abov,
each shelf where they hook onto the frame. To remove plastic clips wiggle the clips sideways and pull straight out.
Location
Leveling
• Allow for a free flow of air through the front base
grille,
Your refrigerator is equipped with front and back rolle
so it can be moved away from the wall for cleaning. "
enhance its appearance and to maintain performan(
your refrigerator should be level.
• Install the refrigerator where the room temperature
will not go below 55° E With temperatures below 55°,
the refrigerator will not run frequently enough to
maintain proper temperature in the freezer.
For refrigerator models with adjustable wheels:
• Remove the base grille by grasping both ends ar
• Allow a minimum 1/2" clearance on the sides, top
and back for ease of installation. If refrigerator is
placed with the door hinge side against a wall, you
pulling straight out (seefig. 1).
• Adjust the wheels with a screwdriver
socket (see fig. 2).
may want to allow additional
be opened wider,
• Use caution when installing
• To prevent the refrigerator from rolling, use the le
eling/lock
screws. Turning down both levelil
screws locks the cabinet into place (see fig. 3).
space so the door can
the unit on vinyl or
hardwood
floors so as not to mark or otherwise
damage the flooring. A piece of plywood, a rug or
other material should be used to protect
while positioning the unit.
the floor
or a 1/_
• To replace the base grille, align the spring clips wi
the round openings in the cabinet and push each el
in until the grille locks into place.
For all other models:
• Adjust the leveling/lock screws beneath each frc
corner at the base of the cabinet. Turn these lev,
ing/lock screws clockwise to raise a cabinet corr
and counterclockwise
to lower a cabinet corner (s
fig. 3).
• If the floor is not level and it is necessary to raise t
rear of the cabinet, we suggest rolling the rear wheq
onto a piece of plywood or other shim material.
Fig, 1
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TURN
CLOCKWISE
RAISE CABINET
TO
CORNER
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COUNTER-CLOCKWISE
TO LOWER CABINET
CORNER
Fig. 2
Fig. 3
Temperature
Your refrigerator
compartment.
Controls
has two temperature
controls. These controls are located
Allow 24 hours
FREEZEPCON f_OL between aaiustments
Initio setting : 4
(Mid selting)
4=MD ....
To adiust the controls, grasp the underside
Initial Temperature
Settings
FI?ESHFOOD CONTF_OL
_ID
of the control knob and turn.
Control
• The fresh food control has settings from 1 (warmest)
to 7 (coldest). Initially set this control on 4.
• The freezer control has settings from 1 (warmest)to
7 (coldest). Initially set this control on 4.
• Let the refrigerator
adding food.
at the top front of the fresh f_
run at least 8-12 hours before
Your refrigerator will run continuously for several
hours when you first start it. This is normal,
Adjusting
Controls
the Temperature
• 24 hours after adding food, you may decide that
or both compartments should be colder or warm_
so, adjust
below.
the control(s)
as indicated
in the t;
• Except when starting the refrigerator, do not ch_
either control more than one number at a time.
• Allow 24 hours for temperatures to stabilize be
resetting.
• Changing either control will have some effect or
temperature of the other compartment.
Temperature Control Guide
Fresh Food Compartment
too Warm
Turn fresh food control to next higher setting.
Fresh Food Compartment
too Cold
Turn fresh food control to next lower setting.
Freezer too Warm
Turn freezer control to next higher setting.
Freezer too Cold
Turn freezer control to next lower setting.
Turn Refrigerator
Off
Set fresh food control to OFF.
NOTE: Turning the fresh food control to OFF stops cooling in BOTH compartments.
to the refrigerator.
No Defrosting
Your refrigerator
is designed
Warm Cabinet
to defrost automatically.
NOTE: During the automatic defrost cycle, you may
notice a red glow/reflection
in the vents on the back
wall of the freezer compartment and you may hear the
sound of water droplets coming into contact with the
defrost heater. This is normal during the defrost cycle.
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It does not shut off pow_
Surfaces
At times, the front of the refrigerator cabinet m_
warm to the touch. This is a normal occurrence
helps prevent moisture from condensing on the
net. The condition will be more noticeable whet
first start the refrigerator, during hot weather and
excessive or lengthy door openings.
Looking
Inside
Shelves
The Tempered Glass Cantilever Shelves in your refrigerator are adjustable, allowing you to customize the
interior to meet your food storage needs.
To remove a shelf:
• slightly lift up the rear of the shelf
• pull the shelf straight out
Some models have shelves with 2 sets of hooks on th,
To lock the shelf into another position:
back. These hooks lock into the rails found on the bac
refrigerator wall.
Other models have shelves with I set of hooks on the bact
• tilt up the front edge of the shelf
• insert the hooks into the desired frame openings
• let the shelf settle into place
These hooks lock into the middle rail on the back refrige _
ator wall. The outer edges of these shelves are support_
by rails formed into the side of the refrigerator cabinet.
Additionally, your refrigerator may have I Tempered Glass Full Width Shelf. In some models, this shelf slides ou
on support rails located on the cabinet walls. This provides convenient access to items located at the rear of the shel_
To remove the full width shelf:
To reinsert the shelf:
• lift the front end of the shelf
• rest the shelf on to the matching support
rails.
• pull the shelf straight out
Your refrigerator
is equipped
with an adjustable
Freezer Shelf. The shelf can be adjusted to accommodate a variety of frozen food loads.
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To remove the shelf:
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• lift the end up about 3 inches
• pull the right end bars out of the cups in the side
wall
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To replace the shelf:
• reposition the removable support
side wall to the desired level
plugs on the left
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WARNING
_ Never attempt
shelf that is loaded with food.
to adjust
a
• reverse the removal procedure
Special
Storage
Areas
Toreplace
thedrawer:
Select refrigerator
models have a Snack Center
Drawer designed to provide a short term storage area
for fresh meats, cheeses and luncheon meats,
. reverse the above procedure
This drawer can be positioned as desired on eith,
left or the right side of the refrigerator cabinet.
To remove the Snack Center Drawer for cleaning:
• pull the drawer out until it stops
I For best results, keep the drawer tightly clos
• lift the drawer up slightly and pull it out
Looking
The Crispers
Inside
provide storage for fruit and vegetables.
Your refrigerator has either 1 or 2 humidity controls
located on the crisper shelf above the crisper drawers.
For optimal fruit storage, slide the crisper control to the
left to provide lower humidity
conditions
in the
drawer.
For optimal vegetable storage, slide the crisper control
to the right to provide higher humidity conditions in
the drawer.
To remove a crisper drawer for cleaning:
• pull out the crisper until it stops
• tilt the drawer front up and pull it out
To replace a crisper drawer:
• align the drawer in the tracks
• lift the drawer
front and slide in
For best results,
closed.
FRuit
keep the crispers
tightl
The Crisper Shelf Top serves as the lower refrigerator she!f.
To remove the crisper shelf:
To replace the crisper shelf:
• lift the front edge of the shelf
• set the rear bars on the support
• pull the shelf straight out
• push the shelf back until the front edge can be i
ered into place
To use the roomy Dairy Compartment,
the cover,
simply raise
The Egg Cradle (style may vary)holds a "dozen-p
eggs. It can be removed to be washed or carried
work area.
Energy Saving Tips
• Locate the refrigerator away from heat producing
appliances such as the range or dishwasher, heat
vents and direct sunlight,
• Keep the freezer full to near capacity so less col,
will escape during door openings. When the fre
is less than two-thirds full, place milk cartons
• Level the refrigerator and do not block ventilation
around the front grille.
full of water in the freezer.
• Wipe moisture from the outside of containers b
• Let hot dishes cool slightly before putting
refrigerator or freezer.
placing them into the refrigerator.
• Avoid opening the doors too often.
• Cover liquids.
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into the
Ice Service
Ice Cube Trays
Some models are equipped with ice cube trays and an
ice storage bin. The bin stacks neatly on top of the ice
cube trays. To release the ice cubes from a tray, hold the
tray upside down over the bin and twist both ends.
Automatic
Ice
Maker
(optional)
• The initial batch may also contain impurities from tt
new water supply piping. Therefore, all cubes fro]
the first two or three batches should be discarded.
• When the ice cubes are ejected it is normal for sever,
cubes to be joined together at the ends. They ca
easily be broken apart. The ice maker will continue 1
make ice until the supply of ice cubes raises the wiJ
lever arm, shutting the ice maker off.
NOTE: Energy rating guides that are posted on the refrig- I
erator 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 needed for
installation into these models appears on the data plate,
The kit contains installation instructions and water connection instructions,
• Certain sounds may accompany the various cycles (
the ice maker. The motor may have a slight hum, ff
cubes will rattle as they fall into an empty storage pa
and the water valve may click or "buzz" occasiona H
Other models have a factory installed ice maker. The
water inlet tubing assembly required to complete the
• To remove the ice bin, pull it forward, away from tk
ice maker. To avoid the ice maker dumping ice whil
the bin is removed, turn the ice maker off by liftin
the wire lever.
water connection to the water valve is located in a bag
inside the refrigerator. Connect the ice maker to the
water supply as instructed in the separate instructions
furnished with the refrigerator.
• If the ice is not used frequently, the ice cubes will becon"
cloud}_ shrink, stick together and taste stale. Empty t2
ice storage bin periodically and wash it in lukewan
water. Be sure to dry the bin before replacing it.
• To replace the ice bin, reverse the above procedur,
Turn the ice maker on by lowering the wire lever arn
• Beverages and foods should not be placed in the i(
storage bin for quick chilling. These items can block ff
wire lever arm, causing the ice maker to malfunction
• Turn off (arm up) the ice maker when
supply is to be shut off for several hours.
the wat_
For Your Safety
Do not place fingers or hands on the automatic i(
making mechanism while the refrigerator is plugge
in. This will help protect you from possible injury.
will also prevent interference with moving parts of tb
ejector mechanism
and the heating element th;
releases the cubes.
Under certain rare circumstances, ice cubes may be di_
colored, usually appearing with a green-bluish hu.
• After your refrigerator has been hooked up to the
water supply, move the wire lever arm into the down
position. This will start its operation. The ice maker
will fill with water when the freezer reaches the
proper temperature,
The cause of this unusual discoloration can be a con
bination of factors such as certain characteristics
local waters, household plumbing and the accumui_
tion of copper salts in an inactive water supply li_
which feeds the ice maker.
• It may be 8 to 12 hours before the ice maker furnishes
any usable ice cubes. The first one or two batches will
probably contain undersized and irregular cubes
because of air in the supply line.
Continued consumption
of such discolored ice cube
may be injurious to health. If such discoloration
observed, discard the ice cubes and contact your deale
to purchase and install a water line filter.
Food Storage
Tips
Fresh Food Storage
Frozen Food Storage
• The fresh food compartment of a refrigerator should
be kept between 34°F and 40°F with an optimum
temperature of 37°R 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 adjust the
controls as explained on page 3.
• Tire freezer compartment of a refrigerator should
kept at 0°F or lower. To check the temperature, pl_
an appliance thermometer between the frozen pa.
ages and check after 24 hours. If the temperature
above 0°F, adjust the control as described on page
• Avoid overcrowding
the refrigerator
reduces the circulation of air around
shelves. This
the food and
results in uneven cooling.
• A freezer operates
two-thirds full.
more efficiently when it is at le
PackagingFoods for Freezing
Fruits and Vegetables
• Storage in the crisper drawers traps moisture to help
preserve the fruit and vegetable quality for longer
time periods. (Refer to page 5).
• To minimize dehydration and quality deteriorat
use aluminum foil, freezer wrap, freezer bags or i
tight containers. Force as much air out of the pa
ages as possible and be sure they are tightly seal
Trapped air can cause the food to dry out, chal
color and develop an off-flavor (freezer burn).
• Sort fruits and vegetables before storage and use
bruised or soft items first. Discard those showing
• Overwrap
fresh meats and poultry
freezer wrap prior to freezing.
signs of decay.
• Always wrap odorous foods such as onions and cabbage so the odor does not transfer to other foods.
• Do not refreeze meat that has completely
• While vegetables need a certain amount of moisture
to remain fresh, too much moisture can shorten storage times (especially lettuce). Drain vegetables well
before storing,
• Avoid adding too much warm food to the freeze
one time. This overloads the freezer, slows the rat
freezing and can raise the temperature
of fro
foods.
Meat and Cheese
• Leave a space between the packages so cold air
circulate freely, allowing food to freeze as quickl I
possible.
• 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. The
remaining cheese will be safe and flavorful to eat. 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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Loading
with
suit_
thawe,
the Freezer
• Avoid storing hard-to-freeze foods such as ice crq
and orange juice on the freezer door shelves. T1
foods are best stored in the freezer interior where
temperature varies less with door openings.
Storing
the Refrigerator
Vacations
Moving
If you will be gone for a month or less, leave the controls at the usual settings,
During longer absences:
When moving, follow steps a-d under VacatR
addition, remove and carefully pack any items tl
easily removable. Ship the refrigerator in an u
a) remove all food,
position with the doors taped shut.
b) shut off the ice maker (if installed) and the valve
where you tapped into the water line to supply the
refrigerator,
c) disconnect
outlet,
the refrigerator
from
d) clean and dry the refrigerator
the electrical
thoroughly,
e) leave the doors open to prevent
odors.
Care & Cleaning
Refer to the chart on the following
refrigerator cleaning guidelines.
Disconnect
Cleaning
Your refrigerator
the
power
Under
cord before cleaning.
the
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Refrigerator
can be rolled out for cleaning the floor
underneath. Raise the locking feet if engaged (see page
2). Pull the refrigerator straight out from the wall.
Replacing
No Clean Commercial-dutl
Condenser
page for specific
A clean condenser
operation. Thanks
means more efficient refrig
to the unique design of tl_
Clean'" condenser, there is no longer a need for r(
condenser cleaning in normal home usage surr,
ings.
Some operating environments
may be partic
dusty or greasy. In these situations, the condens_
be periodically cleaned to insure maximum effici
a Light Bulb
CAUTION:
Disconnect the power cord before replacing
against possible broken glass.
Always use a standard 40 or 60 watt appliance
light bulb(s). Wear gloves as protec;
bulb.
Refrigerator
Freezer
There is a light bulb located under the top of the refrigerator compartment,
• To remove the bulb cover:
Some models are equipped with a freezer light_
light is located on the back wall of the freezer con
ment, near the upper right corner.
Squeeze the tabs at the base of the cover. Using
gentle downward pressure, the bulb cover should
snap out.
• Unscrew the lightbulb and replace,
To remove the bulb cover:
• Grasp the top and bottom of the bulb cover. Press
areas of the attachment tabs, applying enough pr_
to unhook the tabs. At the same time, pivot the
• Replace the bulb cover by snapping
into the appropriate slots.
down and remove.
• Unscrew the lightbulb and replace.
• Replace the bulb cover by pivoting it back into plac
snapping the tabs into the appropriate slots.
the tabs back
Care and Cleaning
_k CAUTION: Disconnect the power cord before cleaning. Do not touch refrigerated surfaces with
wet or damp hands. Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces. Before cleaning the freezer, allow it to
warm up. Allow glass shelves to warm up before immersing in warm water.
Refrigerator
Base grille
Condenser
Door handles
Painted metal
surfaces:
Cabinet, doors
Cleaning
Chart
Soap and water
Remove
the base grille by grasping
the ends and
Mild liquid sprays
Vacuum cleaner
attachment
pulling straight out. To replace, align the clips with the
round openings in the cabinet and push each end in
until the base grille snaps into place.
Cleaning brush (Part
No. 20001017).
Available from
your dealer.
No need for cleaning unless environment is particularly greasy, dusty or there is significant pet traffic in
the home (see page 8).
Soap and water
Mild liquid sprays
Soap and water
Mild liquid sprays
Dry with a clean, soft cloth.
Do not wipe the refrigerator with a soiled dishwashing cloth or wet towel. These may leave residue that
can scratch and weaken the paint. Do not use scouring
pads, powdered cleansers, bleach or cleaners containing bleach. These products can scratch and erode the
paint finish.
Do not wax plastic or vinyl parts.
Refrigerator & Freezer Interior
Door gasket
Baking soda and
water
Soap and water
Use 1-2 tablespoons baking soda per quart of water.
Be sure to wring out excess water from sponge or
cloth when cleaning around controls, lights, or electrical parts.
Glass shelves
Soap and water
Glass cleaner
Mild liquid sprays
Allow the glass to warm up to room temperature
before immersing in warm water. Never use hot
water.
Interior and door
liner
Soap and water
Baking soda and
water
See above for baking soda solution.
DO NOT use abrasive cleaners, concentrated detergents, bleaches, cleaning waxes, solvents or polish
cleaners to clean the refrigerator interior.
Drawers,
cradle, etc.bins, egg
Soap and water
Dry thoroughly.
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Do Not wash in automatic diswasher.
Care and Cleaning
_k CAUTION: Disconnect the power cord before cleaning. Do not touch refrigerated surfaces with
wet or damp hands. Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces. Before cleaning the freezer, allow it tc
warm up. Allow glass shelves to warm up before immersing in warm water.
Refrigerator
Base grille
Condenser
Door handles
Painted metal
surfaces:
Cabinet, doors
Cleaning
Chart
Soap and water
Mild liquid sprays
Vacuum cleaner
attachment
Remove the base grille by grasping the ends an
pulling straight out. To replace, align the clips with tJ:
round openings in the cabinet and push each end i
until the base grille snaps into place.
Cleaning brush (Part
No. 20001017).
Available from
your dealer.
No need for cleaning unless environment is partict
larly greasy, dusty or there is significant pet traffic i
the home (see page 8).
Soap and water
Mild liquid sprays
Soap and water
Mild liquid sprays
Dry with a clean, soft cloth.
Do not wipe the refrigerator with a soiled dishwash
ing cloth or wet towel. These may leave residue tha
can scratch and weaken the paint. Do not use scourin I
pads, powdered cleansers, bleach or cleaners contain
ing bleach. These products can scratch and erode th,
paint finish.
Do not wax plastic or vinyl parts.
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Door gasket
Baking soda and
water
Soap and water
Use 1-2 tablespoons baking soda per quart of watei
Be sure to wring out excess water from sponge oJ
cloth when cleaning around controls, lights, or electri.
cal parts.
Glass shelves
Soap and water
Glass cleaner
Mild liquid sprays
Allow the glass to warm up to room temperatur_
before immersing in warm water. Never use hol
water.
Interior and door
liner
Soap and water
Baking soda and
water
See above for baking soda solution.
DO NOT use abrasive cleaners, concentrated detergents, bleaches, cleaning waxes, solvents or polish
cleaners to clean the refrigerator interior.
Drawers,
cradle, etc.bins, egg
Soap and water
Dry thoroughly.
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Do Not wash in automatic diswasher.
Before
You Call
Check these points if your refrigerator...
Won't Run
•
•
•
•
•
Runs too long/too frequently
modem refrigerators are larger and run colder, which requires more ru_ning
provide more stable temperatures
• prolonged door openings
* base grille blocked
• too many door openings
• door not sealing (due to a package or a container holding door open)
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Noisy operation
Odor in cabinet
Warm air from cabinet bottom
temperature control turned to "Off"
power cord not plugged in
no power at the electrical outlet
circuit breaker tripped or the house fuse blown
refrigerator is in automatic defrost
• cabinet not level
. weak floor
• odor producing foods should be covered or wrapped
• interior needs cleaning
• normalair flowforcondensercirculation
Cabinetvibrates
• cabinet not level
• weak floor
Moisture on inside cabinet walls
• hot, humid weather
* frequent or prolonged door openings
• door not closed properly
Excessivemoisture in crisper
• food not wrapped properly
• hot, humid weather
Foods dry out (fresh or frozen)
• packages not wrapped or sealed properly
• crisper not tightly closed
• temperature control set too cold
Cabinetlight not working
• bulb burned out
• no power at the outlet
Refrigerator compartment too warm
• refrigerator control set too warm
• pcolonged door openings
Refrigerator compartment too cold
Freezercompartmenttoo warm
Sizzling
sound in freezer
Visible glow in the freezer vents
Freezer not freezing properly
time to
• refrigerator controlsettoocold
• freezer control set too warm
• prolonged door openings
• a normal sound caused by defrost water dripping
• appearance of a red glow
• products with high sugar
cream, concentrated juice,
• adjust freezer control to a
on defrost mechanism
or reflection is normal during the defrost cycle
content may not harden completely when frozen (ice
etc.)
colder setting
Ice cubes sticking in tray
• trays may be coated with residue film from minerals in the water. Wipe trays with
vinegar-soaked
cloth until clean. If residue is hear); clean trays each time
tile refrigera _or is cleaned.
Ice cubes evaporate
° cold air moving
This is normal.
Automatic ice maker not operating
Front
surface
warm cabinet
to the touch
•
•
•
•
over the ice cubes causes shrinkage,
especially
with limited usage.
stop arm in OFF (up) position
water supply turned off
water pressure too low
freezer too warm
• special design to limit condensation
during periods
of high hmnidity