Maytag Ice2O MFI2665XEM 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
Ice and Water
Bottom Mount
Refrigerators
AFI2237AE*
AFI2538AE*
AFD25BCZX*
AFD25WBZX*
Maytag
MFI2067AE*
MFI2266AE*
MFI2568AE*
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Important Information
Important Notices for Servicers and Consumers
Maytag will not be responsible for personal injury or property damage from improper service procedures. Pride and
workmanship go into every product to provide our customers with quality products. It is possible, however, that
during its lifetime a product may require service. Products should be serviced only by a qualified service technician
who is familiar with the safety procedures required in the repair and who is equipped with the proper tools, parts,
testing instruments and the appropriate service information. IT IS THE TECHNICIANS RESPONSIBILITY TO
REVIEW ALL APPROPRIATE SERVICE INFORMATION BEFORE BEGINNING REPAIRS.
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WARNING
To avoid risk of severe personal injury or death, disconnect power before working/servicing on appliance to avoid
electrical shock.
To locate an authorized servicer, please consult your telephone book or the dealer from whom you purchased this
product. For further assistance, please contact:
Customer Service Support Center
CAIR Center
Web Site
Telephone Number
WWW.AMANA.COM ............................................... 1-800-843-0304
WWW.JENNAIR.COM ............................................ 1-800-536-6247
WWW.MAYTAG.COM ............................................. 1-800-688-9900
CAIR Center in Canada .......................................... 1-800-688-2002
Amana Canada Product .......................................... 1-866-587-2002
Recognize Safety Symbols, Words, and Labels
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DANGER—Immediate hazards which WILL result in severe personal injury or death.
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WARNING
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CAUTION
CAUTION—Hazards or unsafe practices which COULD result in minor personal injury, product or property
damage.
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Table of Contents
Important Information .................................................... 2
Product Design ............................................................. 4
Component Testing ....................................................... 5
Service Procedures ...................................................... 10
Service Equipment ....................................................... 10
Drier Replacement ....................................................... 10
Refrigerant Precautions ................................................ 11
Line Piercing Valves ..................................................... 11
Open Lines .................................................................. 11
Compressor Operational Test ....................................... 11
Dehydrating Sealed Refrigeration System .................... 12
Leak Testing ................................................................. 12
Testing Systems Containing a
Refrigerant Charge ................................................. 12
Testing Systems Containing
No Refrigerant Charge ............................................ 12
Restrictions .................................................................. 13
Symptoms ............................................................. 13
Testing for Restrictions .......................................... 13
Evacuation and Charging .............................................. 14
Evacuation ............................................................. 14
Charging ................................................................ 15
Refrigerant Charge ................................................. 15
HFC134a Service Information ....................................... 16
Health, Safety, and Handling .................................. 16
Comparison of CFC12 and HFC134a Properties ..... 16
Replacement Service Compressor ................................ 17
Compressor Testing Procedures ............................ 17
Brazing ........................................................................ 17
Refrigerant Flow 20, 22, 25 cu. ft ................................. 18
Cabinet Air Flow 20, 22, 25 cu. ft ................................ 19
20, 22, 25 cu. ft Machine Compartment
Air Flow Diagram ......................................................... 20
Water Dispenser Flow .................................................. 21
Water Flow Schematic ................................................. 22
Typical External Sweat Pattern...................................23
Troubleshooting Chart................................................24
System Diagnosis ........................................................ 27
Disassembly Procedures
Door Removal
Fresh Food Doors .................................................. 30
Freezer Drawer ...................................................... 30
Refrigerator Compartment
Upper Light Bulb Cover .......................................... 30
Light Bulb Assembly .............................................. 30
Light Bulb Sockets ................................................ 30
Light Switches ....................................................... 30
Fresh Food Thermistor ........................................... 31
Water Tank ............................................................ 31
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Water Dispenser Facade ....................................... 31
Low Voltage Board ................................................. 31
Chute Extension / Yoke Assembly ......................... 31
Ice Box Compartment
Ice Bin Assembly ................................................... 31
Icemaker Assembly ............................................... 31
Ice Box Fan ........................................................... 31
Auger Motor ........................................................... 31
Solenoid ................................................................ 32
Damper .................................................................. 32
Ice Box Thermistor ................................................. 32
Freezer Compartment
Freezer Thermistor ................................................. 32
Light Socket .......................................................... 32
Light Switch ........................................................... 32
Freezer Back Panel ............................................... 33
Evaporator Fan and Evaporator Motor ................... 33
Defrost Terminator (thermostat) .............................. 33
Defrost Heater ....................................................... 33
Evaporator Removal ............................................... 33
Drawer Assembly ................................................... 34
Drawer Rails .......................................................... 34
Rack and Pinion Gear ............................................ 34
Bottom of Cabinet
Front roller assembly ............................................. 34
Rear roller assembly............................................34
Machine Compartment
Condenser Fan and Fan motor ............................... 34
Compressor ........................................................... 34
Overload/Relay/Capacitor ....................................... 35
Condensate Drain Pan ........................................... 35
Condensate Drain Tube .......................................... 35
Condenser Removal ............................................... 35
Cabinet Back
High Voltage Board ................................................ 35
Control Board (Fully Electronic)
Programming Mode ............................................... 36
Defrost Operation ................................................... 36
Forced Defrost Mode ............................................. 36
Service Test Mode ................................................. 37
Show Room Mode ................................................. 40
Appendix A
Owner’s Manual ........ ........................................A-1
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Product Design
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Refrigeration System
Compressor forces high temperature vapor into fan
cooled tube and wire condenser where vapor is cooled
and condensed into high pressure liquid by circulation
of air across condenser coil. (See Refrigerant Flow
Diagram, page 18)
High pressure liquid passes into post-condenser loop
which helps to prevent condensation around freezer
compartment opening and through molecular sieve drier
and into capillary tube. Small inside diameter of
capillary offers resistance, decreasing pressure and
temperature of liquid discharged into evaporator.
Capillary diameter and length is carefully sized for each
system.
Defrost System
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.
Capillary enters evaporator at top front. Combined liquid
and saturated gas flows through front to bottom of coil
and into suction line. Aluminium tube evaporator coil is
located in freezer compartment where circulating
evaporator fan moves air through coil and into fresh food
compartment.
Large surface of evaporator allows heat to be absorbed
from both fresh food and freezer compartments by
airflow over evaporator coil causing some of the liquid to
evaporate. Temperature of evaporator tubing near end of
running cycle may vary from -13°F to -25°F.
Saturated gas is drawn off through suction line where
superheated gas enters compressor. To raise
temperature of gas, suction line is placed in heat
exchange with capillary.
Temperature Controls
Freezer compartment temperature is regulated by air
sensing thermistor at top front of freezer compartment
which actuates compressor. Control should be set to
maintain freezer temperature between 0°F to -2°F.
Fresh food compartment temperature is regulated by an
air damper control governing amount of refrigerated air
entering fresh food compartment from freezer. Fresh
food compartment temperature should be between 38°F
and 40°F.
Evaporator and Ice Box Fans are multiple speed low
voltage fans that change speeds depending on
conditions changing in refrigerator.
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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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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
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.
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Condenser is a tube and wire
construction located in machine
compartment.
WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death,
discharge capacitor through a resistor before handling.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Condenser
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Disconnect power to refrigerator.
Remove capacitor cover and disconnect capacitor wires.
Discharge capacitor by shorting across terminals with a resistor for 1 minute.
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).
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
to ambient.
1. Separate condenser from rest of refrigeration system and pressurize
condenser up to a maximum of 235 PSI with a refrigerant and dry nitrogen
Higher pressure gas is routed to
combination.
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 higher 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 flows through the drier to
evaporator and into compressor through
suction line.
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Component Testing
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Component
Overload / Relay
Description
When voltage is connected and relay is
cool, current passes through relay to start
winding.
After a short time, current heats the
resistor in relay and resistance will rise
blocking current flow through relay.
Test Procedures
1. Disconnect power to the refrigerator.
2. Remove relay cover and disconnect leads.
3. Check resistance across terminals 2 and 3 with an ohmmeter:
Normal = 3 to 12 ohms
Shorted = 0 ohms
Open = infinite ohms
Start winding remains in the circuit through
run capacitor.
Control board
Evaporator fan
motor
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.
See “Control Board” section for
troubleshooting information.
1. Use Control board testing to check operation of motor.
Evaporator fan moves air across
evaporator coil and throughout refrigerator 2. If fan motor does not operate, check for voltage at motor leads.
3. Replace motor if power is present.
cabinet.
4. Replace Control board if no power.
Ice Box fan motor Ice Box fan moves air across Ice Maker
and throughout refrigerator cabinet.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Use Control board testing to check operation of motor.
If fan motor does not operate check for voltage at motor leads.
Replace motor if power is present.
Replace Control board if no power.
Right Refrigerator Single pole, single throw switch completes Check resistant across terminals.
& Freezer light
circuit for light when door is open.
Switch arm depressed
switch
“C“ and ”NC” terminals
Switch arm up
“C“ and ”NC” terminals
Ice maker water
valve
Controls water flow to the ice maker.
Open
Closed
Check resistance across coil windings.
Controlled by ice maker.
See “Control Board” section for further
testing information.
Evaporator heater Activated when defrost thermostat control
board completes circuit through heater.
(defrost)
Left Refrigerator
Light Switch
Single pole, double throw switch
completes circuit for light when door is
open.
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Check resistance across heater.
To check defrost system :
1. Use Control Board testing to check operation of defrost heater.
2. If heater does not operate, check defrost thermostat to see if closed.
3. If no power to heater, replace control board.
Check resistant across terminals.
Switch arm depressed
“C” and “NC” terminals
Open
“C” and ”NO” terminals
Closed
Switch arm up
“C” and “NC” terminals
Closed
“C” and “NO” terminals
Open
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Component Testing
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Component
Drier
Description
Drier is placed at post condenser loop
outlet and passes liquified refrigerant to
capillary.
Desiccant (20) 8 x 12 4AXH - 7 M>S> Grams
Test Procedures
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.
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
temperature to approximately -20°F
1. Separate evaporator from rest of refrigeration system and pressurize
evaporator up to a maximum of 140 PSI with a refrigerant and dry nitrogen
transferring heat from freezer section to
combination.
refrigerant.
2. Recheck for leaks.
Passing through suction line to
compressor, the refrigerant picks up
superheat (a relationship between
pressure and temperature that assures
To avoid severe personal injury or death from sudden eruption of high
complete vaporization of liquid
pressures gases, observe the following:
refrigerant) as the result of capillary tube
Protect against a sudden eruption if high pressures are required for leak
soldered to suction line.
checking.
Do not use high pressure compressed gases in refrigeration systems
Refrigerant gas is pulled through suction
without a reliable pressure regulator and pressure relief valve in the
line by compressor, completing
lines.
refrigeration cycle.
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Thermostat
(defrost)
Thermostat is in a series circuit with
terminal main control board and defrost
heater.
Controls the circuit from main control
board through defrost thermostat to
defrost heater. Opens and breaks circuit
when thermostat senses preset high
temperature.
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WARNING
Test continuity across terminals.
With power off and evaporator coil below freezing, thermostat should show “0”
ohms when checked with ohmmeter. See “Heater, evaporator (defrost)” section
for additional tests. If evaporator coil is warm, should show 56k ohms with an ohm
meter.
After defrost thermostat opens, thermostat remains open until end of defrost cycle
and refrigerator starts cooling again. Defrost thermostat senses a preset low
temperature and resets (closes).
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Component Testing
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a resistor before attempting to service.
Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Component
Thermistor
ECM condenser
motor
Electric damper
control
Description
Temperature sensing device
Test Procedures
Check resistance across leads.
Nominal
Temperature
Resistance
77°F
9,820 - 10182 ohms
36°F
29,198 – 29,788 ohms
0°F
84,561 – 88,011 ohms
Condenser fan moves cooling air across 1. Use control board testing to check operation of motor.
condenser coil and compressor body.
2. If motor does not operate check for voltage at motor.
3. If no voltage at motor replace control board.
Condenser fan motor is in parallel circuit
with compressor.
Damper control balances the air delivery 1.
between refrigerator and freezer
2.
compartments providing temperature
3.
control for refrigerator.
Electrical voltage activates damper
control and door closes restricting flow of
air from freezer/ ice box compartment to
refrigerator compartment.
Auger Motor
Auger motor is controlled by Dispenser
switch. Depressing dispenser switch
activates Auger Motor, Ice Box Solenoid
and Door Chute Motor.
Ice Box Solenoid Ice Box Solenoid is controlled by
Dispenser switch. Depressing dispenser
switch activates Auger Motor, Ice Box
Solenoid and Door Chute Motor.
Door Chute Motor Door chute motor is controlled by
Dispenser switch. Depressing dispenser
switch activates Auger Motor, Ice Box
Solenoid and Door Chute Motor.
DispenserCavity Cavity Heater is controlled by Control
Heater
Board.
Mullion Heater
Mullion Heater is controlled by Control
Board.
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Use control board testing to check operation of damper.
If damper does not operate check for voltage at damper.
If no voltage at damper replace control board.
1.
2.
3.
Use control board testing to check operation of motor.
If motor does not operate check for voltage at motor.
If no voltage at motor replace control board.
1.
2.
3.
Use control board testing to check operation of solenoid.
If motor does not operate check for voltage at motor.
If no voltage at solenoid replace control board.
1.
2.
3.
Use control board testing to check operation of motor.
If motor does not operate check for voltage at motor.
If no voltage at motor replace control board.
1.
2.
3.
1.
2.
3.
Use control board testing to check operation of heater.
If heater does not operate check for voltage at heater.
If no voltage at heater replace Control Board.
Use control board testing to check operation of heater.
If heater does not operate check for voltage at heater.
If no voltage at heater replace Control Board.
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Service Procedures
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WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Service Equipment
Listed below is equipment needed for proper servicing
of HFC134a systems. Verify equipment is confirmed
by manufacturer as being compatible with HFC134a
and ester oil system.
Equipment must be exclusively used for HFC134a.
Exclusive use of equipment only applies to italic items.
• Evacuation pump
Check with vacuum pump supplier to verify equipment
is compatible for HFC134a. Robinair, Model 15600
2 stage, 6 cubic feet per minute pump is
recommended.
• Four-way manifold gauge set, with low loss hoses
• Leak detector
• Charging cylinder
• Line piercing saddle valve
(Schroeder valves). Seals must be HFC134a and
ester oil compatible. Line piercing valves may be used
for diagnosis but are not suitable for evacuation or
charging, due to minute holes pierced in tubing. Do
not leave mechanical access valves on system.
Valves eventually will leak. Molecules of HFC134a are
smaller than other refrigerants and will leak where
other refrigerants would not.
• Swaging tools
• Flaring tools
• Tubing cutter
• Flux
• Sil-Fos
• Silver solder
• Oil for swaging 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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Before opening refrigeration system, recover
HFC134a refrigerant for safe disposal.
Every time sealed HFC134a system is repaired, drier
filter must be replaced with, part # B2150504.
Cut drier out of system by completing the following
steps. Do not unbraze drier filter. Applying heat to
remove drier will drive moisture into system.
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of severe personal injury or death, cut
drier at correct location. Cutting drier at incorrect
location will allow desiccant beads to scatter.
Completely clean area of beads, if spilled.
1. Score capillary tube close to drier and break.
2. Reform inlet tube to drier allowing enough space
for large tube cutter.
3. Cut circumference of drier at 1-1/4", below
condenser inlet tube joint to drier.
4. Remove drier.
5. Apply heat trap paste on post condenser tubes to
protect grommets from high heat.
6. Unbraze remaining part of drier. Remove drier
from system.
7. Discard drier in safe place. Do not leave drier with
customer. If refrigerator is under warranty, old
drier must accompany warranty claim.
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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.
Refrigerant Precautions
To AC supply
! WARNING
Switch
To avoid risk of personal injury, do not allow
refrigerant to contact eyes or skin.
Compressor
Fuses
! CAUTION
C
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 R 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 cleaning 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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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.
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 cases 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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!
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
!
CAUTION
Thermistor
Vacuum Gauge
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.
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.
Air in sealed system causes high condensing
temperature and pressure, resulting in increased
power requirements and reduced performance.
High Side Gauge
D
Valve
C
Compressor
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
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.
5. After compound gauge (low side) drops to
approximately 29 inches gauge, open valve “C” to
vacuum thermocouple gauge and take micron
reading.
Before opening system, evaporator coil must be at
ambient temperature to minimize moisture infiltration
into system.
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.
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.
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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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.
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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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.
Charging
NOTE: Do not use captured or recycled refrigerant in
units. Captured or recycled refrigerant voids any
warranty.
NOTE: Charge system with exact amount of refrigerant.
Refer to unit serial plate for correct refrigerant
charge. Inaccurately charged system will cause
future problems.
Refrigerant Charge
Refrigerant charge in all capillary tube systems is
critical and exact amount is required for proper
performance. Factory charges are shown on serial
plate.
NOTE: Do not use refrigerant other than shown on
serial plate.
To charge system:
1. Close valves “A” to vacuum pump and “C” to vacuum
gauge and “E” to low side manifold gauge.
2. Set scale on dial-a-charge cylinder for corresponding
HFC134a pressure reading.
3. Open valve “F” to charging cylinder and let exact
amount of refrigerant flow from cylinder into system.
Close valve.
Low side gauge pressure should rise shortly after
opening charging cylinder valve as system pressure
equalizes through capillary tube.
If pressure does not equalize, a restriction typically
exists at capillary/drier braze joint.
4. If pressure equalizes, open valve “E” to low side
manifold gauge and pinch off high side drier process
tube.
5. Start compressor and draw remaining refrigerant from
charging hoses and manifold into compressor
through compressor process tube.
6. To check high side pinch-off drier process tube. Close
valve “D” to high side gauge. If high side pressure
rises, repeat high side pinch-off and open valve “D”.
Repeat until high side pinch-off does not leak.
7. Pinch-off compressor process tube and remove
charging hose. Braze stub closed while compressor is
operating.
8. Disconnect power. Remove charging hose and braze
high side drier process tube closed.
9. Recheck for refrigerant leaks.
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Service Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
HFC134a Service Information
HFC134a is alternative refrigerant for CFC12.
HFC134a has an ozone depletion potential (ODP)
factor of 0.0 and a global warming potential (GWP)
factor of 0.27. HFC134a is not flammable and has
acceptable toxicity levels. HFC134a is not
interchangeable with CFC12. There are significant
differences between HFC134a and CFC12 which must
be considered when handling and processing
refrigeration system.
Health, Safety, and Handling
Health, safety and handling considerations for
HFC134A are virtually no different than those for
CFC12.
Health, Safety, and
Handling
Allowable overall
exposure limit
Vapor exposure to skin
Liquid exposure to skin
Vapor exposure to eye
Liquid exposure to eye
Above minimum exposure
limit
Safety and handling
Spill management
Fire explosion hazards
Disposal procedures
CFC12
HFC134a
1,000 ppm
Same
No effect
Can cause frostbite
Very slight eye irritant
Can cause frostbite
Can cause Asphyxiation,
Tachycardia, and Cardia
Arrhythmias
Wear appropriate skin
and eye protection. Use
with adequate
ventilation.
Remove or extinguish
ignition or combustion
sources. Evacuate or
ventilate area.
May decompose if
contact with flames and
heating elements.
Container may explode
if heated due to resulting
pressure rise.
Combustion products
are toxic.
Recycle or reclaim.
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
Same
! CAUTION
To minimize contamination, exercise extreme care
when servicing HFC134A sealed systems.
• No trace of other refrigerants is allowed in HFC134a
systems. Chlorinated molecules in other refrigerants
such as CFC12, etc. will lead to capillary tube
plugging.
• Ester oil is used in HFC134a systems. Do not use
mineral oil. HFC134a and mineral oils cannot be
mixed. If mineral oils were used in HFC134a systems,
lubricant would not return to compressor and would
cause early compressor failure. If significant amount of
oil has been lost from compressor, replace oil rather
than adding oil.
• Ester oils used in HFC134a systems are so
hydroscopic that by the time an inadequate system
performance is detected, oil will be saturated with
moisture.
• CFC12 has much higher tolerance to system
processing materials, such as drawing compounds,
rust inhibitors, and cleaning compounds, than
HFC134a. Such materials are not soluble in HFC134a
systems. If materials were to be washed from system
surfaces by ester oils, they could accumulate and
eventually plug capillary tube.
• Care must be taken to minimize moisture entering
HFC134a system. Do not leave compressor or system
open to atmosphere for more than 10 minutes.
Excessive moisture in HFC134a system will react with
compressor oil and generate acid.
• Compressor must be replaced when performing low
side leak repair.
• Drier filter must always be replaced with service drier
filter, part #B2150504.
Important: Unbrazing drier filter from tubing will drive
moisture from desiccant and into system, causing
acids to form. Do not unbraze filter drier from tubing. If
CFC12 service drier was installed in HFC134A system,
drier could overload due to excessive moisture.
• HFC134a compatible copper tubing, part #R0174075
(1/4" O.D. X 18" length) and part #R0174076 (5/16"
O.D. X 24" length) must be used when replacing
tubing.
• Avoid system contamination by using Towerdraw E610
evaporating oil, part # R0157532, when flaring,
swaging, or cutting refrigeration tubing.
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Service Procedures
!
WARNING
To avoid risk of electrical shock, personal injury, or death, disconnect electrical power source to unit, unless test
procedures require power to be connected. Discharge capacitor through a 10,000 ohm resistor before attempting
to service. Ensure all ground wires are connected before certifying unit as repaired and/or operational.
Replacement Service Compressor
Brazing
HFC134a service compressors will be charged with
ester oil and pressurized with dry nitrogen. Before
replacement compressor is installed, pull out 1 rubber
plug. A pop from pressure release should be heard. If
a pop sound is not heard, do not use compressor.
Positive pressure in compressor is vital to keep
moisture out of ester oil. Do not leave compressor
open to atmosphere for more than 10 minutes.
Compressor Testing Procedures
To avoid risk of personal injury or property damage,
take necessary precautions against high
temperatures required for brazing.
Satisfactory results require cleanliness, experience,
and use of proper materials and equipment.
Connections to be brazed must be properly sized, free
of rough edges, and clean.
! WARNING
To avoid death or severe personal injury, never use
oxygen, air or acetylene for pressure testing or
clean out of refrigeration system. Use of oxygen,
air, or acetylene may result in violent explosion.
Oxygen may explode on contact with oil and
acetylene will spontaneously explode when under
pressure.
Refer to Technical Data Sheet “Temperature
Relationship Chart” for operating watts, test points,
and temperature relationship test for unit being tested.
• Temperature testing is accomplished by using 3 lead
thermocouple temperature tester in specific locations.
Test point T-1 is outlet on evaporator coil and T-2 is
inlet. Test point T-3 is suction tube temperature
midway between where armaflex ends and suction
port of compressor (approximately 12 inches from
compressor).
• Thermocouple tips should be attached securely to
specified locations.
• Do not test during initial pull down. Allow one off cycle
or balanced temperature condition to occur before
proceeding with testing.
• Refrigerator must operate minimum of 20 minutes
after thermocouples are installed.
• Turn control to colder to obtain required on time.
• Wattage reading must be recorded in conjunction with
temperature test to confirm proper operation.
• Suction and head pressures are listed on
“Temperature and Relationship Chart”. Normally these
are not required for diagnosis but used for confirmation
on systems which have been opened.
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Generally accepted brazing materials are:
• Copper to copper joints: SIL-FOS (alloy of 15
percent silver, 80 percent copper, and 5 percent
phosphorous). Use without flux. Recommended
brazing temperature is approximately 1400°F. Do not
use for copper to steel connection.
• Copper to steel joints: SILVER SOLDER (alloy of 30
percent silver, 38 percent copper, 32 percent zinc).
Use with fluoride based flux. Recommended brazing
temperature is approximately 1200°F.
• Steel to steel joints: SILVER SOLDER (see copper
to steel joints).
• Brass to copper joints: SILVER SOLDER (see
copper to steel joints).
• Brass to steel joints: SILVER SOLDER (see copper
to steel joints).
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Refrigerant Flow
CAPILLARY
TUBE
Note: Capillary Tube and
Suction Tube are
located under Fresh
Food floor.
SUCTION
TUBE
CONDENSER
EVAPORATOR
POST CONDENSER
TUBE
COMPRESSOR
DISCHARGE
TUBE
DRYER
PROCESS
TUBE
20, 22, 25 cu. ft. Bottom Mount
Refrigerant Flow Diagram
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Cabinet Air Flow
20, 22, 25 cu. ft. Bottom Mount
Cabinet Air Flow Diagram
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Machine Compartment Air Flow
COMPRESSOR
DRIP PAN
CONDENSER
CONDENSER FAN
ASSEMBLY
20, 22, 25 cu. ft. Model Bottom Mount
Machine Compartment Air Flow Diagram
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Water Dispenser
Water Inlet
to Dispenser
Water Inlet
to Ice Maker
Water Filter
Water Solenoid
to Ice Maker &
Dispenser
Water Tank
to Ice Maker &
Dispenser
Water
Line
20, 22, 25 cu. ft. Model Bottom Mount
Water Flow Diagram
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Water Flow Schematic
1/4 “
1/4 “ O.D.
PLASTIC TUBING
20, 22, 25 cu. ft. Model Bottom Mount
Water Flow Schematic
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Typical External Sweat Pattern
#1 Sweat
Classification of Condensation
1 = Haze or Fog
2 = Beading
3 = Beads or small drops
4 = Drops running together
TOP
Conditions after 4 hour Laboratory
Sweat Test:
Ambient 90 dF
Relative humidity 84%
Refrigerator Temp. 40 dF
Freezer Temp. 0 dF
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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.
Faulty power cord
Check with test light at unit; if no
circuit and current is indicated at
outlet, replace or repair.
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.
Use Control Board Service Mode to
check motor.
Faulty relay
Check relay. Replace if necessary.
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
Consumer education
Overloading of shelves
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
Check damper is opening by
removing grille. With door open,
damper should open. Replace if
faulty.
Check Ice Box fan for operation.
Turn control setting to colder
position.
Faulty condenser fan or evaporator
fan
Use Control Board Service Mode to
check motor.
Check fan and wiring. Replace if
necessary.
Faulty compressor
Use Control Board Service Mode to
check motor.
Replace compressor.
Refrigerator section too warm
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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 or faulty Fresh Food
thermistor
Adjust refrigerator temperature
control or check thermistor.
Refrigerator airflow not properly
adjusted
Temperature controls set too warm
Check air flow.
Freezer and refrigerator sections too
warm
Reset temperature controls.
Poor door seal
Level cabinet. Adjust hinges.
Replace gasket.
Dirty condenser or obstructed grille
Check condenser and grille. Clean.
Faulty control
Test main control. Replace if failed.
Refrigerant shortage or restriction
Check for leak or restriction. Repair,
evacuate and recharge system.
Freezer section too cold
Freezer temp control set too cold
Adjust freezer temperature control.
Faulty control
Test main control. Replace if failed.
Unit runs continuously
Temperature control set too cold
Adjust temperature control.
Dirty condenser or obstructed grille
Check condenser and grille. Clean.
Poor door seal
Level cabinet. Adjust hinges.
Replace gasket.
Faulty condenser fan or evaporator
fan
Check fan and wiring. Replace if
necessary.
Faulty control
Test main 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
Adjust tubing.
Drip pan vibrating
Adjust drain pan.
Fan hitting another part
Ensure fan is 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.
Unit runs continuously. Temperature
normal.
Unit runs continuously. Temperature
too cold.
Noisy operation
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Inspect unit for parts that may have
worked free or loose or missing
screws. Repair as required.
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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.
S ym p to m
P o s s ib le C a u s e s
C o rre c tiv e A c tio n
F ro s t o r ic e o n e v a p o ra to r
D e fro s t th e rm o s ta t fa u lty
C h e c k d e fro s t th e rm o s ta t. R e p la c e if
fa ile d .
E v a p o ra to r fa n fa u lty
C h e c k fa n m o to r. R e p la c e if fa ile d .
D e fro s t h e a te r re m a in s o p e n
C h e c k d e fro s t h e a te r c o n tin u ity.
R e p la c e if fa ile d .
D e fro s t c o n tro l fa u lty
C h e c k m a in c o n tro l a n d re p la c e if
fa ile d .
O p e n w ire o r c o n n e c to r
C h e ck w irin g a n d c o n n e c tio n s .
R e p a ir a s n e c e s s a ry.
R e frig e ra n t s h o rta g e o r re s tric tio n
C h e c k fo r le a k o r re s tric tio n . R e p a ir,
e va c u a te a n d re c h a rg e s ys te m .
L o o s e w ire c o n n e c tio n s
C h e ck w irin g a n d c o n n e c tio n s .
R e p a ir a s n e c e s s a ry.
S u p p ly vo lta g e o u t o f s p e c ific a tio n
C h e c k in p u t vo lta g e . C o rre c t a n y
s u p p ly p ro b le m s .
O ve rlo a d p ro te c to r o p e n
C h e c k o ve rlo a d p ro te c to r fo r
c o n tin u ity. If o p e n , re p la c e o ve rlo a d .
N O T E : E n s u re
o ve rlo a d /c o m p re s s o r a re b e lo w
trip te m p e ra tu re b e fo re te s tin g .
C h e c k c a p a c ito r fo r o p e n /s h o rt.
R e p la c e if n e c e s s a ry.
N O T E : D is c h a rg e c a p a c ito r
b e fo re te s tin g .
U n it s ta rts a n d s to p s fre q u e n tly
(c yc le s o n a n d o ff)
F a u lty c o m p re s s o r m o to r ca p a c ito r
(som e c om p re s s o rs d o n o t re q u ire
m o to r c a p a c ito r)
N o In te rio r lig h ts , a n d a p p lia n c e is
s till ru n n in g .
F a u lty fa n m o to r
C h e c k fa n m o to r. R e p la c e if fa ile d .
R e s tric te d a ir flo w
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CONDITION
SUCTION
PRESSURE
VARIATION
FROM
NORMAL
HEAD
PRESSURE
VARIATION
FROM
NORMAL
T1 INLET
TEMPERATURE
VARIATION
FROM NORMAL
T2 OUTLET
TEMPERATURE
VARIATION
FROM NORMAL
T3 SUCTION
TEMPERATURE
VARIATION
FROM NORMAL
WATTAGE
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
Symptoms of an Overcharge
Symptoms of Refrigeration Shortage
•
•
•
•
•
•
• Rise in food product temperature in both
compartments. (See Note 1 below.)
• Long or continuous run time.
• Look for obvious traces of oil that would occur due to a
leak or cracked refrigerant line.
• Lower than normal wattage.
• Compressor will be hot to touch because of the heat
generated by the motor windings from long continuous
running. It will not be as hot as it would be with a full
charge and long run times for some other reason such
as a dirty condenser.
• Depending on the amount of the shortage, the
condenser will not be hot, but closer to room
temperature. The capillary tube will be warmer than
normal from a slight shortage.
• If the leak is on the high side of the system, both
gauges will show lower than normal readings and will
show progressively lower readings as this charge
becomes less. The suction pressure guage will
probably indicate a vacuum.
• If the leak is on the low side of the system the suction
pressure guage will be lower than normal - probably in
a vacuum - and the head pressure gauge will be
higher than normal. It will probably continue to
become higher because air drawn in through the leak
is compressed by the compressor and accumulates in
Above normal freezer temperatures.
Longer than normal or continuous run.
Freezing in refrigerator.
Higher than normal suction and head pressure.
Higher than normal wattage.
Evaporator inlet and outlet temperatures warmer than
normal.
• Suction tube temperature below ambient. Always
check for separated heat exchanger when suction
temperature is colder than ambient.
Various conditons could indicate an overcharge. For
example, if the cooling coil is not defrosted at regular
intervals, due to a failure of the defrost system, the
refrigerant will "flood out" and cause the suction line to
frost or sweat. The cause of this problem should be
corrected rather than to purge refrigerant from the
sytem. Running the freezer section colder than
necessary (-2 to -1 F. is considered normal package
temperatures) or continuous running of the compressor
for a variety of reasons, or the freezer fan motor not
running, may give the indication of an overcharge.
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the high side (condenser) of the system.
• Only partial frosting of evaporator instead of even
frosting of entire coil.
NOTE 1: Usually the first thing that is noticed by the
user is a rise in temperature foods. Although
temperatures will rise in both the freezer section
and the food compartment, the frozen meats
and vegetables will not thaw immediately. The
customer doesn't associate the problem with
the freezer section and will first notice that milk
and other food beverages are not cold enough.
Under some circumstances, such as in the case of
forced air meatkeeper model with a slight shortage of
refrigerant, freezing in the food compartment may be
experienced due to the additional running time. With a
refrigerant leak, however, it always gets worse and as
the refrigerant charge decreases the temperature will
continue to rise.
To diagnose for a restriction versus a refrigerant
shortage, discharge the system, replace the drier-filter,
evacuate and recharge with the specified refrigerant
charge. If the unit performs normally three possibilities
exist: 1) refrigerant loss, 2) partially restricted drierfilter, and 3) moisture in system.
If the unit performs as it previously did you may have a
restricted capillary line or condenser or kinked line.
Find the point of restriction and correct it.
A restriction reduces the flow rate of the refrigerant and
consequently reduces the rate of heat removal.
Complete restriction may be caused by moisture, solid
contaminants in the system, or a poorly soldered joint.
Moisture freezes at the evaporator inlet end of the
capillary tube or solid contaminants collect in the drierfilter. The wattage drops because the compressor is not
circulating the usual amount of refrigerant.
Symptoms of a Restriction
As far as pressure readings are concerned, if the
restriction, such as a kinked line or a joint soldered shut
is anywhere on the low side, the suction pressure would
probably be in a vacuum while the head pressure will be
near normal. If the restriction is on the high side, the
suction pressure, again, will probably be in a vacuum
while the head pressure will be higher than normal
during the pump out period described earlier. In either
case, it will take longer than the normal ten minutes or
so for the head pressure to equalize with the low side
after the compressor stops.
Always remember refrigeration (cooling) occurs on the
low pressure side of a partial restriction (obviously a
total restriction will completely stop the circulation of
refrigerant and no cooling will take place).
Symptoms of Air in System
With a shortage of refrigerant the capillary line will not
have a full column of liquid. As a result, there is a
noticeable hissing sound in the evaporator. This should
not be mistaken for the regular refrigerant boiling
sounds that would be considered normal.
Physically feel the refrigeration lines when a restriction
is suspected. The most common place for a restriction
is at the drier-filter or at the capillary tube inlet or outlet.
If the restriction is not total there will be a temperature
difference at the point of restriction, the area on the
evaporator side will be cooler. In many cases frost and/
or condensation will be present. A longer time is
required for the system to equalize.
Any kinked line will cause a restriction so the entire
system should be visually checked.
A slight restriction will give the same indications as a
refrigerant shortage with lower than normal back
pressure, head pressure, wattage and 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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Ice & Wa te r i n Fre nc h Do o r
Refrigerator
Use & Care Guide
Important Safety Instructions ........................ 1-2
Quick Reference Guide........................................ 3
Installation ......................................................... 4-9
Using the Controls ....................................... 10-11
Ice And Water ................................................12-13
Water Filter ..................................................... 14-15
Fresh Food Features..................................... 16-17
Freezer Features ................................................. 18
Food Stor age T ips ........................................ 19-21
Car e and Cleaning ....................................... 22-25
Operating Sounds............................................... 26
Troubleshooting ............................................ 27-30
Form No. A/02/0 6
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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; it provides the proper
use and maintenance information.
Keep sales receipt and/or canceled check as proof
of purchase.
Call: 1-800-688-9900 USA
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 right side. Record these numbers below
for easy access.
Model Number _______________________________
Serial Number ________________________________
To reduce risk of injury or death, follow basic
precautions, including the following:
Important: Child entrapment and suffocation are
not problems of the past. Junked or abandoned
refrigerators are still dangerous – even if they sit out
for “just a few days.” If you are getting rid of your old
refrigerator, please follow the instructions below to
help prevent accidents.
Before you throw away your old
refrigerator or freezer:
• Take off the doors.
• Leave the shelves in place so
children may not easily climb
inside.
Date of Purchase ______________________________
In our continuing effort to improve the quality and
performance of our appliances, it may be necessary
to make changes to the appliance without revising
this guide.
What You Need to Know About
Safety Instructions
Warning and Important Safety Instructions appearing in
this guide are not meant to cover all possible
conditions and situations that may occur. Common
sense, caution and care must be exercised when
installing, maintaining or operating appliance.
This appliance is equipped with a three-prong
grounding plug for your protection against possible
electrical shock hazards. It must be plugged into a
grounding receptacle. Where a standard two-prong
wall receptacle is encountered, it is the personal
responsibility and obligation of the customer to have it
replaced with a properly grounded three-prong wall
receptacle. Do not under any circumstances, cut or
remove the third (ground) prong from the power
cord. Do not use an adapter plug.
Power supply cord with
three-prong grounding plug
Always contact 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.
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Grounding type
wall receptacle
Important Safety Instructions
WARNING
To reduce risk of fire, electric shock, serious
injury or death when using your refrigerator,
follow these basic precautions, including the
following:
1. Read all instructions before using the refrigerator.
2. Observe all local codes and ordinances.
3. Be sure to follow grounding instructions.
4. Check with a qualified electrician if you are not
sure this appliance is properly grounded.
5. Do not ground to a gas line.
6. Do not ground to a cold-water pipe.
7. Refrigerator is designed to operate on a separate
115 volt, 15 amp., 60 cycle line.
8. Do not modify plug on power cord. If plug does
not fit electrical outlet, have proper outlet installed
by a qualified electrician.
9. Do not use a two-prong adapter, extension cord
or power strip.
10. Do not remove warning tag from power cord.
11. Do not tamper with refrigerator controls.
12. Do not service or replace any part of refrigerator
unless specifically recommended in Use and Care
Guide or published user-repair instructions.
Do not attempt service if instructions are not
understood or if they are beyond personal skill
level.
13. Always disconnect refrigerator from electrical
supply before attempting any service. Disconnect
power cord by grasping the plug, not the cord.
14. Install refrigerator according to Installation
Instructions. All connections for water, electrical
power and grounding must comply with local
codes and be made by licensed personnel when
required.
15. Keep your refrigerator in good condition. Bumping
or dropping refrigerator can damage refrigerator
or cause refrigerator to malfunction or leak. If
damage occurs, have refrigerator checked by
qualified service technician.
16. Replace worn power cords and/or loose plugs.
17. Always read and follow manufacturer’s storage
and ideal environment instructions for items being
stored in refrigerator.
18. Your refrigerator should not be operated in the
presence of explosive fumes.
19. Children should not climb, hang or stand on any
part of the refrigerator.
20. Clean up spills or water leakage associated with
water installation.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
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Quick Reference Guide
A
B
J
C
D
E
F
G
H
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Quick Reference Guide
A Temperature Control Use to control the temperature in the refrigerator and freezer compartments. Temperatures
are preset at the factory at 38° F (3° C) in the refrigerator compartment and 0° F (-17° C) in
the freezer compartment.
B Max Cool
Use to quickly drop compartment temperatures to minimum settings.
To activate: press pad.
To deactivate: press pad again.
Senses light level within the room.
C Light Sensor
D Reset Filter
E Lock/Unlock
F Water
G Front Fill
H Cube
I Light
J Door Alarm
Use as a reminder to order or replace the filter. Press and hold the pad for three seconds
to turn off lights.
Use to lock all functions.
To activate: press until green light illuminates.
To deactivate: press and hold the pad for three seconds until green light turns off.
Use to select water.
Use to fill large items that will not fit in dispenser area. Push the pad to use. To dispense
ice and water simultaniously, choose Cube mode, then press container against dispenser
pad while pressing the Front Fill pad.
Use to select ice.
Use to activate or deactivate the light. Press pad once for Auto, twice for Continuous or
three times to deactivate.
Indicates the door has been left open. Close the door or press the Door Alarm pad to
deactivate the feature.
See pages 10-11 for more information on controls.
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Installation
Your refrigerator was packed carefully for shipment.
Remove and discard shelf packaging and tape. Do not
remove the serial plate.
Location
• Do not install refrigerator near oven, radiator or other
heat source. If not possible, shield refrigerator with
cabinet material (contact a qualified contractor).
• Do not install where temperature falls below 55° F
(13° C) or rises above 110° F (43° C). Malfunction may
occur at this temperature.
• Refrigerator is designed for indoor household
application only.
Measuring the Opening
When installing your refrigerator, measure carefully.
Allow 1⁄2” space at top and 1⁄2” space behind the machine
compartment cover (located in the rear) for proper air
circulation.
Subflooring or floor coverings (i.e. carpet, tile, wood
floors, rugs) may make your opening smaller than
anticipated.
Some clearance may be gained by using the leveling
procedure under Leveling.
Important: If refrigerator is to be installed into a recess
where the top of the refrigerator is completely covered,
use distance from floor to top of hinge cap to verify
proper clearance.
Transporting Your Refrigerator
Leveling
To enhance the appearance and maintain performance,
the refrigerator should be level.
CAUTION
To protect property and refrigerator from
damage, observe the following:
• Protect vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs,
or other protective material.
• Do not use power tools when performing leveling
procedure.
Notes:
• Complete any required water supply connection
before leveling.
• Some models only have adjustment screws “A”.
Materials Needed:
• 3⁄8” hex head driver
• Carpenter’s level.
1. Remove toe grille.
• Grasp firmly and pull
outward to unclip.
2. Using hex head driver, turn the front adjustment
screws (A) on each side to raise or lower the front
of the refrigerator (see illustration below).
A B
C
BA
C
3. Using the hex head driver, turn each of these
adjustment screws (B) to raise or lower the rear of
the refrigerator.
• NEVER transport refrigerator on its side. If an upright
position is not possible, lay refrigerator on its back.
Allow refrigerator to sit upright for approximately 30
minutes before plugging it in to assure oil returns to
the compressor. Plugging the refrigerator in
immediately may cause damage to internal parts.
4. Using a carpenter’s level, make sure front of
refrigerator is 1⁄4” (6 mm) or approximately 1⁄2 bubble
higher than back of refrigerator and that the
refrigerator is level from side to side.
• Use an appliance dolly when moving refrigerator.
ALWAYS truck refrigerator from its side or
back–NEVER from its front.
6. Turn adjustment screws (A) counterclockwise to
allow the full weight of the refrigerator to rest on
the stabilizing legs.
• Protect outside finish of refrigerator during transport
by wrapping cabinet in blankets or inserting padding
between the refrigerator and dolly.
7. Replace the toe grille.
• Secure refrigerator to dolly firmly with straps or
bungee cords. Thread straps through handles when
possible. Do not over-tighten. Over-tightening
restraints may dent or damage outside finish.
5. Turn stabilizing legs (C) clockwise until firmly
against floor.
• Align the toe grille mounting clips with the lower
cabinet slots.
• Push the toe grille firmly until it snaps into place.
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Installation
Door and Drawer Removal
Some installations require door/drawer removal to
transport the refrigerator to its final location.
WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause
severe personal injury or death, observe the
following:
• Disconnect power to refrigerator before removing
doors or drawer. Connect refrigerator door wire
harness and power only after replacing doors or
drawer.
CAUTION
To avoid damage to walls and flooring, protect vinyl
or other flooring with cardboard, rugs or other
protective material. Monitor water connection for 24
hours. Correct leaks if necessary.
Note: For refrigerators in operation, shut off water
before removing water line from the door.
1. Unplug power cord from power source.
2. Remove toe grille (see page 4).
8. Disconnect water line.
Hold “tabbed” section Tabs
of waterline while
rotating the black
locking collar clockwise
and slide back.
9. Unscrew 5⁄16” hex head
screws from top hinge
to remove hinge; retain for
later use.
11. Remove center hinge pin
with a 5⁄16” hex head driver
and retain hinge pin for later
use.
12. Remove Phillips
screws to remove
right and left hinges;
retain all screws for
later use.
4. Unscrew 5⁄16” hex head
screws from top hinge to
remove hinge and retain
all screws for later use.
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7. Disconnect wire harness
on top left side of
refrigerator door top
hinge. Release connector
by pressing junction
point with a flat blade
screwdriver or
fingernail.
10. Lift left side refrigerator door,
along with top hinge, from
center hinge pin.
3. Remove top hinge cover
from right side refrigerator
door by removing Phillips
screws. Retain screw and
cover for later use.
5. Lift right side
refrigerator door from
center hinge pin.
Remove door closure
from center hinge pin
on the right side and
retain for later use.
6. Remove top hinge cover
from left side refrigerator
door by removing Phillips
screws. Retain screws
and cover for later use.
13. Remove both
stabilizing brackets
with 3⁄8” hex head
driver; retain screws
for later use.
right
side
door
closure
Connector
Installation
Pullout Freezer Drawer
Door Reinstallation
1. Install hinge assemblies:
WARNING
• Install center hinge with
Phillips screws.
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death, disconnect power to
refrigerator before removing doors. After replacing
doors, connect power.
2. Place hinge side of refrigerator
door on center hinge pin.
• Install top hinge with 5⁄16” hex head screws.
CAUTION
3. While holding refrigerator door upright, tighten
down top hinge with 5⁄16” hex head driver.
4. Reconnect connector.
5. Connect the waterline
tubes firmly by pushing one
waterline inside the other.
6. Slide the black locking
collar fully forward.
7. Hold tabbed section of
waterline.
Tabs
8. Rotate black locking collar
counterclockwise locking
water lines in place. A
“click” is heard ensuring
waterlines are correctly
locked in place. The “arrow”
on the tabbed section should
align with the 2 bars on the
black locking collar.
9. Ensure the connection does
not leak before installing the
upper hinge cover.
10. Replace top hinge covers.
Connector
To avoid possible injury, product, or property
damage, you will need two people to perform the
following instructions. Important: Always unload
food in freezer trays before removing trays.
To Remove:
1. Pull drawer open to full
extension.
2. Slide freezer drawer forward
and lift straight out.
3. Remove Phillips screws from
each of the drawer slides.
4. Lift top of drawer front to
unhook the drawer from the
slides.
5. Move drawer slides fully
forward.
6. Lift out lower drawer assembly.
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Installation
To Install:
To Install:
1. Pull both rails out to full
extension.
1. The handles are to be oriented as
shown.
2. While supporting door
front, hook supports into
slots located on inside of
each slide.
2. Align door handle clip with the
door studs.
3. Ensure the large hole in the
mounting clip is positioned down
on both ends of the handle.
Door
Stud
Note: All four drawer bracket supports must be in
the proper slots for the drawer to function properly
(see inset for detail).
4. Rotate the handle so that the
handle is flat against the door.
3. Lower door front into final
position.
4. Replace and tighten Phillips
screws that were removed
from the drawer slides.
5. Grasp the handle firmly and
slide down.
5. Install the lower assembly by
aligning hooks of lower
drawer assembly with rear
rail on freezer drawer.
6. Replace freezer drawers.
Align the large square
notches on outside of the
drawer slides.
Freezer Handle
Notes:
Handles
Note: If not installed, the handle is located in the
interior of the fresh food compartment or attached
to the back of your refrigerator.
Plastic Handle
To Remove:
1. Grasp the lower part of the
handle firmly, slide up, lift and
remove from the surface.
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• Select models have a
slight curve to the freezer
handle.
• For proper installation, be
sure handle is oriented as shown.
To Install:
1. Align door handle clips
to the studs attached to
the freezer door.
2. Ensure the large hole in
the mounting clip is
positioned to the right
on both ends of the
handle.
Installation
3. Rotate the handle so that the handle is flat against
the door.
4. Grasp the handle firmly and slide handle to the
right and remove from surface.
To Remove:
1. With both hands, firmly grasp the handle toward
the right side.
2. Slide toward the left, lift and remove from the
surface.
Connecting the Water Supply
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 and Care Guide or published
user-repair instructions.
• Disconnect power to refrigerator before installing
ice maker.
Metal Handle
Materials Needed:
• Water damage due to an improper water
connection may cause mold/mildew growth. Clean
up spills or leakage immediately!
• 3⁄32” Allen wrench
• Gloves to protect hands
Note: Metal handles can scratch doors.
To Remove:
• Loosen set screws in
handle using 3⁄32” Allen
wrench.
• Repeat the procedure on
all screws.
To Replace:
• Align handle with the
mounting posts.
• Fully tighten all set
screws to secure handle
in place.
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 and can become clogged
over time, and may cause leaks if repair is
attempted.
• Tighten nuts by hand to prevent cross threading.
Finish tightening nuts with pliers and wrenches.
Do not over-tighten.
• 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.
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Installation
Materials Needed:
• Use only copper tubing for installation. Plastic is
less durable and can cause damage.
6. Pull on tubing to confirm
connection is secure. Connect
tubing to frame with water
tubing clamp (C). Slide
waterline into retainer, then turn
on water supply. Check for
leaks and correct if necessary.
Continue to observe the water
supply connection for two to
three hours prior to moving the
refrigerator to its permanent location.
• Add 8’ to tubing length needed to reach water
supply for creation of service loop.
7. Monitor water connection for 24 hours. Correct
leaks, if necessary.
• 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 wrenches (2)
• 1⁄4” hex nut driver
Notes:
1. Create service loop with copper
tubing (minimum 2’
diameter). Avoid kinks in
the copper tubing when
bending it into a service
loop. Do not use plastic
tubing.
2’
Your new refrigerator is
uniquely designed with two
fresh food doors. Either door
can be opened or closed
independently of one another.
2. Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet port.
A
B
When the left door is opened, the vertical hinged
section automatically folds inward so that is is out of
the way.
5. Slide brass nut over
sleeve and screw nut into
inlet port. Tighten nut
with wrench.
2
WARNING
1
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death, DO NOT attempt to
remove the vertical hinged section from the fresh
food section.
Waterline
Supply
Retainer
(2) Using second
adjustable wrench turn the upper nut clockwise and
fully tighten while holding the lower nut in place.
Important: Do not over-tighten. Cross threading may
occur.
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Vertical
Hinged
Section
For proper usage and to
avoid possible damage,
always ensure the vertical
hinged section (on the left
fresh food door) remains
folded inward before closing
both doors. When both doors
are closed, the hinged section
automatically forms a seal between the two doors.
4. Place end of copper
tubing into water valve
inlet port.
(1) Place adjustable
wrench on nut attached
to plastic waterline and
maintain position.
Waterline
Retainer
Opening and Closing Your
Fresh Food Doors
2’ diameter
minimum
3. Place brass nut (A) and sleeve (B)
on copper tube end as illustrated.
Reminder: Do not use an old
sleeve. The nut and sleeve are
provided in the Use and Care packet.
C
CAUTION
To avoid possible product damage, ALWAYS verify
that the vertical hinged section is folded against
the edge of the door prior to closing.
Using the Controls
Initial Temperature Setting
Front Fill Button (select models)
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 Front Fill 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 Cube mode
from dispenser control panel. Press container against
dispenser pad while pressing the Front Fill button.
Adjusting the Control
24 hours after adding food, you may decide that one or
both compartments should be colder or warmer. If so,
adjust the control as indicated in the Temperature
Control Guide below.
• 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.
Refrigerator too warm 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 lower number by
pressing the
pad.
Turn refrigerator off
Press the Freezer
pad
until “OFF” appears in the
display. Press the
in
either the freezer or
refrigerator section to turn
back on.
Water Filter Status Indicator Light
When a water filter has been installed in the
refrigerator, the yellow Order light will
illuminate when 90 percent used OR 11
months have elapsed since the filter has been
installed.
The red Replace light will illuminate when the rated
volume of water has passed through the filter OR 12
months have elapsed since the filter was installed. A
new filter should be installed immediately when the
Replace light is illuminated.
After replacing the filter, press and hold the Reset Filter
pad for three seconds. The Order and Replace lights
will go off.
Light
The Light feature can be used to provide
light to the dispenser area. The light feature
is automatically activated and the indicator
light illuminates. There are two methods available for
lighting the dispenser - Auto and Continous.
The Auto light function activates the dispenser light at
half-power when the light sensor detects that the light
levels in the room are low.
The Continuous light function provides light until
deactivated. The On indicator light will illuminate.
To Activate Auto Light:
Press the Light pad once. The Auto indicator will
illuminate.
Cont.
10
Using the Controls
To Activate Continuous Light:
Press Light pad again. The On indicator light will
illuminate.
To Deactivate Auto or Continuous Light:
Press the Light pad a third time. This will turn off the
dispenser and indicator light.
Door Alarm
The Door Alarm feature will alert you when one
of the doors has been left open for
approximately three minutes. When this happens, the
Door Alarm light will flash and an audible alarm will
sound.
To Activate:
Press the Door Alarm pad once. The Door Alarm
indicator light will illuminate.
To Deactivate:
Press the Door Alarm pad once. The indicator light will
go off.
To Turn Off the Audible Alarm:
Press the Door Alarm pad once or close the door.
Max Cool
The Max Cool feature is automatically
activated and the indicator light illuminates.
This feature provides the ability to cool down the
refrigerator and freezer after extended door openings
or when loading either compartment with warm food.
This feature causes the refrigerator and freezer
temperatures to drop to the minimum seetings on the
control. Important: When the Max Cool feature is in
operation, the
and
pads for the Refrigerator
and Freezer controls will not operate.
Temperature Display (F_C)
Change the display to show temperatures in degrees
Fahrenheit or degrees Celsius.
Alarm (AL)
When the Alarm mode is off, all audible alarms will be
disabled until the feature is turned on.
Auto Light Level Selection (LL)
This setting adjusts the light level at which the
dispenser light will illuminate when the sensor detects
that the light levels in the room are low. Setting 1 is
the darkest light level setting, setting 9 is the brightest
light level setting. Important: The Auto Light must be
activated on the ice and water dispenser control to
take advantage of this option.
Sabbath Mode (SAb)
When the Sabbath Mode is on, all control lights,
interior lights, and the night light will be disabled until
the feature is turned off. Press the Door Alarm pad
for three seconds to restore the lights.
Notes:
To Activate:
• Dispenser light will not activate during dispensing
while in Sabbath Mode.
Press the Max Cool pad once. The Max Cool indicator
light will illuminate.
• If the power fails, the control will remain in
Sabbath Mode when power returns.
To Deactivate:
Press the Max Cool pad once. The indicator light will
go off.
Max Cool will deactivate automatically after 2 hours.
User Preferences
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• 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 Refrigerator display.
1. Use the Freezer
and
control to scroll
through the features.
2. When the desired feature is displayed, use the
Refrigerator
and
control to change the
status.
3. When changes are complete, press the Door Alarm
pad for three seconds OR close the Refrigerator
door.
Access the User Preferences menu to:
• 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.
Warm Cabinet Surfaces
At times, the front of the refrigerator cabinet may be
warm to the touch. This is a normal occurrence that
helps prevent moisture from condensing on the
cabinet. This condition will be more noticeable when
the refrigerator is first started, during hot weather and
after excessive or lengthy door openings.
Ice and Water
Note:
During initial use of water dispenser and
ice maker, there will be a one to two minute delay
while water tank fills before water dispenses or ice
is made. Discard first 10-14 glasses of water after
initially connecting refrigerator to household water
supply. Additional flushing may be required in
some households where water is of poor quality.
Ice and Water Dispenser
To Use Dispenser
Paddle:
• Choose Water selection
from dispenser control
panel.
• Press a sturdy,
wide-mouthed container
against dispenser paddle.
Cube
Water
• Release pressure on
dispenser paddle to stop
Dispenser
water dispensing. A small
Paddle
amount of water may
continue to dispense and
collect in dispenser tray.
Large spills should be
wiped dry.
Removable Tray
Removable Tray
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.
Important: Removable tray does not drain. Do not
allow tray to overflow. If it does, remove tray and wipe
up overflow.
To Dispense Ice and Water:
• Select Water, or Cube ice mode by pushing button
on dispenser control panel. A green light above
button indicates mode selection.
• Press container against dispenser paddle. When
dispensing ice, hold container as close to chute as
possible to reduce spraying.
Dispenser Lock/Unlock
The Dispenser Lock/Unlock prevents ice
or water from being dispensed.
To Lock Dispenser:
• Press and hold the Lock/Unlock button for three
seconds. A green indicator light above the button will
illuminate when the dispenser is locked.
To Unlock Dispenser:
• Hold the Lock/Unlock button for three seconds. The
green indicator light above will go out.
Automatic Ice Maker
Connect the ice maker to the
water supply as instructed on
pages 8-9. Proper water
flow and a level refrigerator
are essential for optimal
ice maker performance.
Ice Storage Bin
The ice storage bin is
located below the
automatic ice maker in the
upper left side enclosure
of the fresh food
compartment.
ON/OFF
switch
To Remove:
• Depress the button on the lower right of
the ice storage bin to release from the enclosure.
Continue pulling until resistance is felt. Lift up front
of ice bin and remove. Press the switch on the front
of the ice maker to turn the ice maker off.
Important: Do not remove ice storage bin without
pressing ice maker switch to OFF. Removing ice
storage bin while ON could result in ice falling into the
ice storage bin enclosure, blocking the dispenser and
disabling the bin from being locked into proper
position.
Note: Access to the ice storage bin will be limited
with the left fresh food door opened at 90 degrees.
Move cabinet forward to enable door to open
sufficiently for ice storage bin access.
Notes: If dispenser is active for more than five
To Install:
minutes, an automatic lock out sensor will shut
down power to dispenser area. See Dispenser
Lock/Unlock for unlocking information.
Important: Ice bin must be
locked in place for proper ice
dispensing. If necessary, turn
auger driver behind ice bin
counterclockwise to properly align
ice bin with auger driver.
Auger Driver
Cont. 12
Ice and Water
• Press the switch ON to activate ice maker. Slide bin
into guide rails located on either side of the
enclosure. Push the ice bin in until resistance is felt.
Raise the front slightly and push the ice bin
completely in. An audible “click” is heard when
the ice bin is located correctly.
Operating Instructions
• Confirm ice bin is in place.
• 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 hour.
• Allow approximately 3 to 6 hours after installation to
receive first harvest of ice.
• Discard ice created within the first 12 hours of
operation to verify system is flushed of impurities.
• Stop ice production by pressing the ON/OFF switch
located on the front of the ice maker.
• The first one or two batches will probably contain
undersized and irregular cubes because of air in the
supply line.
• When the ice cubes are ejected it is normal for
several cubes to be joined together at the ends. They
can easily be broken apart. The ice maker will
continue to make ice until the supply of ice cubes
raises the ice maker arm, shutting the ice maker off.
• Certain sounds may accompany the various cycles of
the ice maker. The motor may have a slight hum, the
cubes will rattle as they fall into an empty storage
pan and the water valve may click or “buzz”
occasionally.
• If the ice is not used frequently, the ice cubes will
become cloudy, shrink, stick together and taste stale.
Empty the ice storage bin periodically and wash it in
lukewarm water. Be sure to dry the bin thoroughly
before replacing it.
• Beverages and foods should not be placed in the
ice storage bin for quick chilling. These items can
cause the ice maker to malfunction.
• Press the switch on the ice maker front to OFF when
the water supply is to be shut off for several hours.
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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.
• Do not dispense ice directly into thin glass, fine
china or delicate crystal.
Water Filter
Water Filter Removal
and Installation
WARNING
To avoid serious illness or death, do not use
refrigerator where water is unsafe or of unknown
quality without adequate disinfection before or after
use of filter.
CAUTION
After installing a new water filter, always
dispense water for two minutes before
removing the filter for any reason. Air trapped in
system may cause water and cartridge to eject.
Use caution when removing.
• The bypass cap does not filter water. Be sure to
have replacement cartridge available when filter
change is required.
• If water filtration system has been allowed to
freeze, replace filter cartridge.
• If system has not been used for several months, or
water has an unpleasant taste or odor, flush
system by dispensing water for two to three
minutes. If unpleasant taste or odor persists,
change filter cartridge.
Replacing Water Filter
Important: Air trapped in system may cause
water and cartridge to eject. Always dispense
water for at least 2 minutes before removing the
filter for any reason. Use caution when removing.
1. Turn filter counterclockwise until it releases from
filter head.
2. Drain water from filter into sink, and dispose in
normal household trash.
3. Wipe up excess water in filter cover and continue
with Initial Installation, steps 2 through 3.
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 USA or
1-800-688-8408 Canada.
The dispenser feature may be used without a water
filter cartridge. If you choose this option, replace filter
with blue bypass cap.
State of California
Department of Health Services
Initial Installation
Water Treatment Device
Certificate Number
03 - 1583
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.
Date Issued: September 16, 2003
Date Revised: April 22, 2004
Trademark /Model Designation
Pull tab to remove
Replacement Elements
UKF8001AXX750
UKF8001AXX
469006-750
46 9006
67003523-750
67003523
2. Remove sealing
label from end of
filter and insert into
filter head.
Manufacturer: PentaPure Inc.
3. Rotate gently
clockwise until filter
stops. Snap filter
cover closed.
Microbiological contaminant's and Turbidity
Cysts
Turbidity
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
contaminant's:
Inorganic/Radiological contaminant's
Asbestos
Lead
Mercury
Organic contaminant's
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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Water Filter
TM
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
Maximum
Average
% Reduction
Average
Minimum
USEPA
MCL
Influent
Challenge Concentration
Influent
Average
Chlorine
—
2.0 mg/L ± 10%
1.88 mg/L
< 0.05136364 mg /L
0.06 mg/L
>97.26%
96.84%
T&O
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
—
Particulate**
—
at least 10,000 particles/ml
5,700,000 #/ml
30,583 #/ml
69,000 #/ml
99.52%
98.94%
85%
Parameter
USEPA
MCL
Parameter
Min. Required
Reduction
50%
Standard No. 53: Health Effects
Turbidity
Cysts
Asbestos
Influent
Challenge Concentration
1 NTU**
11 ± 1 NTU***
99.5% Reduction
Minimum 50,000/L
10.7 NTU
166,500 #/L
99% Reduction 107 108 fibers/L; fibers >10 micrometers in length
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
155 MF/L
% Reduction
Average
Minimum
Min. Required
Reduction
0.31 NTU
.049 NTU
97.09%
95.20%
0.5 NTU
< 1 #/L
< 1 #/L
>99.99%
>99.99%
> 99.95%
<1 MF/L
<1 MF/L
>99.99%
>99.99%
99%
< .001 mg/L
< .001 mg/L
>99.35%
>99.29%
0.10 mg/L
0.15 mg/L + 10%
0.153 mg/L
0.015 mg/L
0.15 mg/L + 10%
0.150 mg/L
<.001 mg/L
<.001 mg/L
>99.33%
>99.29%
0.10 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
.006 mg/L ± 10%
0.006 mg/L
0.0003 mg/L
0.0005 mg/L
95.70%
90.91%
0.002 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
.006 mg/L ± 10%
0.006 mg/L
0.0008 mg/L
0.0015 mg/L
86.22%
75.93%
0.002 mg/L
0.003 mg/L
0.009 mg/L + 10%
0.009 mg/L
<0.002 mg/L
0.002 mg/L
76.99%
75.31%
0.003 mg/L
Benzene
0.005 mg/L
0.015 mg/L ± 10%
0.014 mg/L
0.0006 mg/L
0.0011 mg/L
95.71%
92.14%
0.005 mg/L
Carbofuran
0.04 mg/L
0.08 mg/L ± 10%
0.081 mg/L
< 0.001 mg/L
< 0.001 mg/L
98.74%
98.46%
0.04 mg/L
p-Dichlorobenzene
0.075 mg/L
.225 mg/L ± 10%
0.208 mg/L
< 0.0005 mg/L < 0.0005 mg/L
99.76%
99.74%
0.075 mg/L
Lindane
0.0002 mg/L
0.002 mg/L + 10%
0.002 mg/L
0.000 mg/L
< 0.0001 mg/L
98.72%
96.50%
0.0002 mg/L
Toxaphene
0.003 mg/L
0.015 ± 10%
0.015 mg/L
<0.001 mg/L
<0.001 mg/L
92.97%
91.67%
0.003 mg/L
* 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
Average
Maximum
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 and 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.
Fresh Food Features
Door Storage
Shelves
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage,
observe the following:
• Never attempt to adjust a shelf that is loaded with
food.
• Confirm shelf is secure before placing items on
shelf.
• Handle tempered glass shelves carefully. Shelves
may break suddenly if nicked, scratched, or
exposed to sudden temperature change.
SpillsaverTM Glass Shelves
Dairy Center
The dairy center provides
convenient door storage for
spreadable items such as butter
and margarine. This compartment
can be moved to different locations to accommodate
storage needs. To use the dairy center, raise the cover.
To Remove:
• Raise the cover, push upward and pull out.
To Install:
• Slide the dairy center in and push down until firmly
seated in the door liner.
Your refrigerator has SpillsaverTM glass shelves. The
shelves have a spill retainer edge which allows for
easier clean up and some are equipped with a slide
out feature. To slide out, grasp the front of the shelf
and pull forward. Push in the shelf to return to the
original position.
Door Buckets
To Remove a Shelf:
To Install:
• Slightly tilt up the front and lift up
the rear of the shelf, then pull the
shelf straight out.
• Slide bucket in and push down
until firmly seated in the door liner.
To Lock the Shelf Into Another
Position:
Crisper Drawers
• Tilt up the front edge of the shelf.
The crisper drawers provide a higher humidity
environment for fresh fruit and vegetable storage.
• Insert the hook into the desired frame openings and
let the shelf settle into place.
Controls
• Be sure the shelf is securely locked at the rear.
Crisper Top
The crisper top serves as the lower fresh food shelf.
Door buckets can be moved to meet storage needs.
To Remove:
• Slide bucket up and pull straight out.
The crisper controls regulate the amount of humidity in
the crisper drawer. Slide the control toward the FRUIT
setting for produce with outer skins. Slide the control
toward the VEGETABLES setting for leafy produce.
To Remove the Crisper Top:
• Remove crisper drawers.
• Place hand under the frame to push up the glass. Lift
glass out.
• Lift frame from refrigerator liner rails.
To Install:
• Replace frame in refrigerator liner rails.
To Remove:
• Pull drawer out to full extension. Tilt up front of
drawer and pull straight out.
To Install:
• Insert drawer into frame rails and push back into
place.
• Carefully replace glass into frame.
Note: For best results, keep the crisper drawers
tightly closed.
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Fresh Food Features
Chef’s PantryTM Drawer
The Chef’s PantryTM drawer is a full-width drawer with
adjustable temperature control. This drawer can be
used for large party trays, deli items, beverages or
miscellaneous
items and
features a
divider to
organize the
drawer into
sections if
desired.
There is a
temperature control which adjusts the amount of
cold air allowed into the drawer. The control is located
on the right side of the drawer, under the lid.
Set the control to the higher setting to provide a
normal refrigerator temperature. Set the drawer on the
lower setting when a temperature colder than the
main refrigerator compartment is desired. Use the
coldest setting when storing meats.
Notes:
• Cold air directed to the drawer can decrease
refrigerator temperature. Refrigerator control may
need to be adjusted.
• Do not place leafy vegetables in the drawer.
Colder temperatures could damage leafy produce.
To Remove Drawer:
• Lift lid. Pull drawer out to full extension. Tilt up front
of drawer and pull straight out.
To Install Drawer:
• Push metal glide rails to the back of the refrigerator.
Place drawer onto rails and slide drawer back until it
falls into place.
To Remove Divider:
• Pull drawer completely out and raise the front of the
divider to unhook it from the rear wall of the drawer,
then lift drawer out.
To Install Divider:
• Hook back of divider over rear wall of drawer and
lower into place.
Accessories
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.
Egg Tray
(style may vary)
The egg tray holds a
“dozen-plus” eggs. It can be
removed to carry to a work area or to be washed.
Wine Trivet/Can Rack
The wine trivet/can rack
accessory fits in the Chef’s
Pantry™ drawer or on a shelf.
Bottles or cans can be laid crosswise, or a single bottle
may be laid in the center depression.
FastGrabTM Organizer
The vertical can rack is located in the
fresh food section on the inside left
door. The can rack is designed to hold
six - 12oz. cans, 20oz. bottles, baby
bottles or yogurt containers individually.
Beverage Chiller
The Beverage Chiller keeps beverages
and other items cooler than the rest of
the fresh food section. A cold air inlet
allows air from the freezer section to pass
into the Beverage Chiller. The Beverage
Chiller control is located on the right wall
of the fresh food compartment. The
control adjusts the amount of cold air
allowed into the Beverage Chiller. For a
cooler temperature in the Beverage
Chiller, slide the control down. The
Beverage Chiller can hold up to
two gallons of milk or two-2 liter
bottles of soda, for example.
To Remove:
• Slide bucket up and straight out.
Firmly hold each side of the
beverage chiller, lift up and away
from the door.
To Install:
• Reverse above procedure.
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Freezer Features
Freezer Bin
To Remove:
• Pull upper drawer out to full extension and lift out to
remove.
Lower Freezer Drawer
Note: See pages 6-7 for complete information on
lower drawer and drawer removal.
To Install:
• Slide upper drawer into
freezer. Make sure the large
square holes along outer bin
align with square knobs on
freezer drawer.
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Food Storage Tips
Fresh 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 and 11.
• 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 16).
• Sort fruits and vegetables before storage and use
bruised or soft items first. Discard those showing
signs of decay.
• Always wrap odorous foods such as onions and
cabbage so the odor does not transfer to other foods.
Frozen Food Storage
• 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 page 10.
• A freezer operates more efficiently when it is at least
two-thirds full.
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).
• 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.
• Overwrap fresh meats and poultry with suitable
freezer wrap prior to freezing.
• Wait to wash fresh produce until right before use.
Loading the Freezer
Meat and Cheese
• Storage in Chef’s PantryTM drawer helps preserve
quality for longer time periods.
• 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.
• Raw meat and poultry should be wrapped securely
so leakage and contamination of other foods or
surfaces does not occur.
• Leave space between the packages so cold air can
circulate freely, allowing food to freeze as quickly as
possible.
• 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.
Refer to the Food Storage Chart on pages 20 and 21 for
approximate storage times.
Dairy Food
• For milk and cream, store in the Beverage Chiller
which is designed to maintain a lower temperature
for optimum freshness and life.
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• 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.
• Do not refreeze meat that has completely thawed.
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
Milk and cream
1 month
1 week
Store in
Temperature
Controlled Beverage
Chiller.
6 to 9 months
Wrap tightly or cover.
Not recommended
Check carton date. Close tightly.
Do not return unused portions to
original container. Do not 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. Note: Bananas darken
when refrigerated.
Pears, plums, avocados
3 to 4 days
Not recommended
Ripen at room temperature before
refrigerating. Note: 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 Store in Crisper Drawer
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Food Storage Tips
FOODS
REFRIGERATOR
FREEZER
STORAGE TIPS
VEGETABLES Store in Crisper Drawer
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
POULTRY and FISH Store in Chef’s PantryTM Drawer or Freezer
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
Keep in original packaging for
refrigeration. Place in the meat and
cheese drawer. When freezing longer
than two weeks, overwrap with
freezer wrap.
MEATS Store in Chef’s PantryTM Drawer or Freezer
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
Unopened, vacuum-packed luncheon
meat may be kept up to two weeks
in the meat and cheese drawer.
Processed meats should be tightly
wrapped and stored in the meat and
cheese drawer.
Sources: United States Department of Agriculture; Food Marketing Institute; Cooperative Extension Service, Iowa
State University
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Care and Cleaning
WARNING
CAUTION
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death, disconnect power to
refrigerator before cleaning. After cleaning, connect
power.
To avoid personal injury or property damage,
observe the following:
• Read and follow manufacturer’s directions for all
cleaning products.
• Do not place buckets, shelves or accessories in
dishwasher. Cracking or warping of accessories
may result.
Refrigerator Cleaning Chart
PART
DO NOT USE
DO
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 and Ice
Dispenser Chute
Abrasive or harsh cleaners
Metal or plastic-textured
scouring pads
Use warm, soapy water and a soft, clean cloth or
sponge.
Condenser Coil
Remove base grille to access.
Anything other than a vacuum
cleaner
Use a vacuum cleaner hose nozzle.
Smooth or Textured Painted
Doors and Exterior
(select models)
Damage to finish due to improper
use of cleaning products or
non-recommended products
is not covered under this
product’s warranty.
Cabinet Interior
Use a vacuum cleaner hose nozzle with brush
attachment.
Condenser Fan Outlet Grille
See back of refrigerator.
Accessories
Shelves, buckets,
drawers, etc.
A dishwasher
Follow removal and installation instructions from
appropriate feature section.
Allow items to adjust to room temperature.
Dilute mild detergent and use a soft, clean cloth or
sponge for cleaning.
Use a plastic bristle brush to get into crevices. Rinse
surfaces with clean, warm water.
Dry glass and clear items immediately to avoid spots.
* To order, call 1-877-232-6771 USA or 1-800-688-8408 Canada.
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Care and Cleaning
Removing Odors
from Refrigerator
WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death, disconnect power to
refrigerator before cleaning. After cleaning,
reconnect power.
1. Remove all food and turn the refrigerator off.
2. Disconnect power to the refrigerator.
3. Clean the walls, floor, ceiling of cabinet interior,
drawers, shelves and gaskets according to the
instructions on page 22.
4. Dilute mild detergent and brush solution into
crevices using a plastic bristle brush. Let stand for
5 minutes. Rinse surfaces with warm water. Dry
surfaces with a soft, clean cloth.
5. Wash and dry all bottles, containers and jars.
Discard spoiled or expired items.
6. Wrap or store odor-causing foods in tightly sealed
containers to prevent recurring odors.
7. Reconnect power to refrigerator and return food to
refrigerator.
8. Allow the refrigerator to cool.
9. After 24 hours, check if odor has been eliminated.
If Odor is Still Present:
1. Remove drawers and place on top shelf of
refrigerator.
2. Pack refrigerator and freezer sections – including
doors – with crumpled sheets of black and white
newspaper.
3. Place charcoal briquettes randomly on crumpled
newspaper in both freezer and fresh food
compartments.
4. Close doors and let stand 24 to 48 hours.
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Energy Saving Tips
• Avoid overcrowding refrigerator shelves.
Overcrowding reduces air circulation around food
and causes refrigerator to run longer.
• Avoid adding too much warm food to refrigerator at
one time. This overloads compartments and slows
rate of cooling.
• Do not use aluminum foil, wax paper, or paper
toweling as shelf liners. This decreases air flow and
causes refrigerator to run less efficiently.
• A freezer that is two-thirds full runs most efficiently.
• Locate refrigerator in coolest part of room. Avoid
areas of direct sunlight, or near heating ducts,
registers or other heat producing appliances. If this is
not possible, isolate exterior by using a section of
cabinet or an added layer of insulation.
• Clean door gaskets every three months according to
cleaning instructions. This will assure that door seals
properly and refrigerator runs efficiently.
• Take time to organize items in refrigerator to reduce
time that door is open.
• Be sure your doors are closing securely by leveling
refrigerator according to the instructions on page 4.
• Clean condenser coils as indicated in the cleaning
instructions every three months. This will increase
energy efficiency and cooling performance.
Care and Cleaning
Replacing Light Bulbs
WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe
personal injury or death, disconnect power to
refrigerator before replacing light bulb. After
replacing light bulb, reconnect power.
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage,
observe the following:
• Allow light bulb to cool.
• Wear gloves when replacing light bulb.
Fresh food enclosure light
1. Pull cover out, press
along upper edge and
roll light cover up and
forward to remove.
2. Remove light bulb.
Replace with appliance
bulb no greater than
40-watts.
3. Insert lower tabs of light cover into slots of fresh
food liner. Roll upward to snap into slots located
under the ice storage enclosure.
Freezer Light
1. Remove light bulb.
Fresh Food Section
The fresh food light bulbs are located at the top of the
compartment and beneath the ice storage enclosure.
The freezer light bulb is located at the top front of the
freezer section.
2. Replace bulb with
appliance bulb no
greater than 40-watts.
Fresh food section
upper front
1. Squeeze both sides
of light shield in the
open area while
pulling downward to
remove.
2. Remove light bulbs.
3. Replace with appliance bulbs no greater than
40-watts.
4. Replace light bulb
cover by inserting
tabs on light shield
into liner holes on
each side of light
assembly. Do
not force shield
beyond locking point.
Doing so may damage
light shield.
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Care and Cleaning
Preparing for Vacation
CAUTION
If there is any possibility that the temperature can
drop below freezing where the refrigerator is
located, the water supply system (including the
water tank and the water valve) must be drained by
a qualified servicer.
For Short Vacations or Absences (Three Months
or Less):
1. Remove all perishables.
2. If no one will be checking in on the refrigerator
during your absence, remove all frozen items also.
Upon your Return
After a Short Vacation or Absence:
• Reconnect the water supply and turn on supply valve
(see pages 8-9).
• 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.
• Restart the ice maker, by pressing switch to the ON
position.
• Discard at least the first three ice harvests.
After a Long Vacation or Absence:
• Shut off the water supply to the ice maker at
least one day ahead of time.
• Reconnect the water supply and turn on supply valve
(see pages 8-9).
• After the last load of ice drops, press ice maker
switch to OFF.
• Plug the refrigerator back in and reset controls (see
page 10-11).
• Empty the ice bin.
• Monitor water connection for 24 hours and correct
leaks, if necessary.
3. If the room temperature will drop below 55° F
(13° C), follow the instructions for longer absences.
For Long Vacations, Absences (More Than Three
Months) OR if the Room Temperature Will Drop
Below 55º F (13° C):
Run water through the dispenser for at least three
minutes with the filter bypass in place, then install
water filter (see page 14).
• Shut off the water supply to the ice maker at least
one day ahead of time.
• 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.
• After the last load of ice drops, press ice maker
switch to OFF.
• Restart the ice maker by, pressing switch to the ON
position.
• Empty the ice bin.
• Discard ice produced within the first 12 hours (at
least the first three harvests).
1. Remove food.
2. Remove the water filter cartridge and install the filter
bypass. Dispose of the used cartridge.
3. Turn the Freezer control to OFF.
4. Unplug the refrigerator.
5. 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).
6. Dry thoroughly.
7. Secure both doors open to prevent odors and to
keep the doors from shutting while you are away.
Preparing to Move
• Follow the above instructions for long
vacations/absences, through step 7.
• Secure all loose items such as shelves and drawers
by taping them securely in place to prevent damage.
• Tape the doors shut.
• Use an appliance dolly when moving the refrigerator.
ALWAYS truck the refrigerator from its side or back
- NEVER from its front.
• Be sure the refrigerator stays in an upright position
during moving.
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Operating Sounds
Improvements in refrigeration design may produce sounds in your new refrigerator that are different or were not
present in an older model. These improvements were made to create a refrigerator that is better at preserving food,
is more energy efficient, and is quieter overall. Because new refrigerators run quieter, sounds may be detected that
were present in older refrigerators, but were masked by higher sound levels. Many of these sounds are normal.
Please note that the surfaces adjacent to a refrigerator, such as hard walls, floors and cabinetry may make these
sounds seem even louder. The following are some of the normal sounds that may be noticed in a new refrigerator.
SOUND
Clicking
•
•
Air rushing
or whirring
•
•
•
Gurgling or
boiling sound
Thumping
Vibrating
noise
•
•
•
•
Buzzing
•
•
Humming
•
•
Beeping
POSSIBLE CAUSES
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.
• Doors are open, or have not been properly
closed.
• Door Alarm, Temp Alarm.
SOLUTION
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• See Leveling, page 4.
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• Stop sound by turning ice maker
switch to OFF. See Automatic Ice
Maker, page 12 for details.
• Normal operation
• Normal operation
• See Opening and Closing your Fresh
Food Doors, page 9.
• See page 11 for Door Alarm and Temp
Alarm.
K G
H
M
C
A J
B D I
E
F
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Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
WHAT TO DO
Freezer control and
lights are on, but
compressor is not
operating
• Refrigerator is in defrost mode.
• Normal operation.
Wait 40 minutes to see if refrigerator restarts.
Temperaturecontrolled drawers
are too warm
• Control settings are too low.
• Freezer controls are set too low.
• Drawer is improperly positioned.
• Refrigerator is not plugged in.
• Touch temperature controls are set
to “OFF”.
• Fuse is blown, or circuit breaker needs
to be reset.
• Power outage has occurred.
• See pages 10 and 11 to adjust controls.
• See pages 10 and 11 to adjust controls.
• See page 16 to verify drawer positioning.
• Plug in refrigerator.
• See pages 10 and 11 to adjust controls.
Refrigerator still
won’t operate
• Refrigerator is malfunctioning.
Food temperature
is too cold
• Condenser coils are dirty.
• Refrigerator or freezer controls are set
too cold.
• Unplug refrigerator and transfer food to another
refrigerator. If another refrigerator is not available,
place dry ice in freezer section to preserve food.
Warranty does not cover food loss.
Contact service for assistance.
• Clean according to the chart on page 22.
• See pages 10 and 11 to adjust controls.
Refrigerator does
not operate
• Food is too close to upper left air inlet.
• Ice bin not locked in place.
Food temperature
is too warm
• 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
All interior light
bulbs are off
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• Odor producing foods should be
covered or wrapped.
• The interior needs cleaning.
• Refrigerator is not plugged in
• Fuse is blown or circuit breaker needs
to be reset.
• Doors have been open for six
continuous minutes.
• Replace any blown fuses.
Check circuit breaker and reset, if necessary.
• Call local power company listing to report outage.
• Relocate food.
• See pages 12 and 13 to verify correct installation of
ice storage bin.
• Refrigerator is not level. See page 4 for details on
how to level your refrigerator.
• Check gaskets for proper seal. Clean, if necessary,
according to the chart on page 22.
• Check for internal obstructions that are keeping door
from closing properly (i.e. improperly closed drawers,
ice buckets, oversized or improperly stored
containers, etc.)
• See pages 10 and 11 to adjust controls.
• Clean according to the chart on page 22.
• Check the positioning of food items in fresh food
compartment to make sure grille is not blocked. Rear
air grills are located at the upper left side and under
the crisper drawers of the fresh food compartment.
• 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 or activate
Max Cool to accelerate cooling process.
• Clean according to instructions on page 22.
• Plug in refrigerator.
• Replace any blown fuses.
• Check circuit breaker and reset if necessary.
• Close all three doors for at least one second.
Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
WHAT TO DO
Water droplets form
on inside of
refrigerator
• Humidity levels are high or door has
• See pages 10 and 11 to adjust your controls.
• Reduce time door is open.
been been opened frequently.
• Organize food items efficiently to assure door is
open for as short a time as possible.
• Check gaskets for proper seal.
• Clean, if necessary, according to the chart on
page 22.
Refrigerator or ice
maker makes
unfamiliar sounds
or seems too loud
• Normal operation.
• See page 26 for Operating Sounds.
Crisper drawers
do not close freely
• Contents of drawer or positioning of
• Reposition food items and containers to avoid
items in the surrounding compartment
could be obstructing drawer.
interference with the drawers.
• Drawer is not in proper position.
• See pages 17-18 to verify drawer positioning.
• Refrigerator is not level.
• See page 4 for details on how to level your
refrigerator.
• Drawer channels are dirty or need
treatment.
• Clean drawer channels with warm, soapy water.
• Rinse and dry thoroughly.
• Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to drawer
channels.
Refrigerator runs
too frequently
• Doors have been opened frequently or
for long periods of time.
• Reduce time door is open.
• Organize food items efficiently to assure door is
open for as short a time as possible.
• Allow interior environment to adjust for period the
door has been opened.
• Humidity or heat in surrounding area
• Normal operation.
is high.
• Food has recently been added.
• Allow time for recently added food to reach
refrigerator or freezer temperature.
• Refrigerator is exposed to heat by
environment or by appliances nearby.
• Evaluate your refrigerator’s environment.
Refrigerator may need to be moved to run more
efficiently.
• Condenser coils are dirty.
• Clean according to the chart on page 22.
• Controls need to be adjusted.
• See pages 10 and 11 to adjust your controls.
• Door is not closing properly.
• Refrigerator is not level. See page 4 for details on
how to level your refrigerator.
• Check gaskets for proper seal.
• Clean, if necessary, according to the chart on
page 22.
• Check for internal obstructions that are keeping
door from closing properly (i.e. improperly closed
drawers, storage bins, oversized or improperly
stored containers, etc.)
• Normal operation
• See Operating Sounds on page 26.
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Troubleshooting
Ice and Water
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
WHAT TO DO
Refrigerator is
leaking water
• Plastic tubing was used to complete
water connection.
• The manufacturer recommends using copper tubing
for installation. Plastic is less durable and can cause
leakage. The manufacturer is not responsible for
property damage due to improper installation
or water connection.
• Improper water valve was installed.
• Check water connection procedure (see pages 8-9).
Self-piercing and 3⁄16” saddle valves cause low water
pressure and may clog the line over time. The
manufacturer is not responsible for property
damage due to improper installation or water
connection.
• Water pressure is low.
• Water pressure must be between 35 to 100 pounds
per square inch to function properly. A minimum
pressure of 35 pounds per square inch is
recommended for refrigerators with water filters.
• Improper water valve was installed.
• Check water connection procedure in your
Installation Instructions. Self-piercing and 3⁄16”
saddle valves cause low water pressure and may
clog the line over time. The manufacturer is not
responsible for property damage due to
improper installation or water connection.
Open water valve completely and check for leaks.
• Copper tubing has kinks.
• Turn off water supply and remove kinks. If kinks
cannot be removed, replace tubing.
• Water filter is clogged or needs to be
changed.
• Change water filter (see page 14).
Ice storage bin
will not close
• Ice cube blockage
• Remove spilled ice cube(s) before replacing ice
storage bin.
Water filter
indicator light is red
• Water filter needs to be replaced.
• If filter is not available, replace with bypass filter.
See Water Filter, pages 14-15.
• Filter indicator sensor needs to be
reset.
• See Filter Status Indicator Light, page 10.
• Water pressure is too low
• Water pressure must be between 35 to 100 pounds
per square inch to function properly. A minimum
pressure of 35 pounds per square inch is
recommended for refrigerators with water filters.
• Saddle valve not open completely.
• Open saddle valve completely.
• Freezer temperature is too high.
• See Temperature Controls, pages 10 and 11. Freezer
temperature should be between 0° to 2° F (-18° to
-17° C) to produce ice.
Water flow is
slower than normal
Ice forms in inlet
tube to ice maker
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Troubleshooting
PROBLEM
POSSIBLE CAUSES
WHAT TO DO
Ice maker is not
producing ice
• Ice maker switch is not ON
• Confirm ice maker switch is ON. See Automatic Ice
Maker, pages 12-13.
• Household water supply is not
reaching water valve.
• See Connecting the Water Supply, pages 8-9.
• Copper tubing has kinks.
• Turn off water supply and remove kinks. If kinks
cannot be removed, replace tubing.
• Water pressure is too low.
• Water pressure must be between 35 to 100 pounds
per square inch to function properly. A minimum
pressure of 35 pounds per square inch is
recommended for refigerators with water filters.
• Check freezer temperature.
• See Temperature Controls, pages 10 and 11. Freezer
temperature should be between 0° to 2° F (-18° to
-17° C) to produce ice.
• Inner fountain door is blocked or
frozen.
• Do not attempt to free the fountain door by
continuously pressing the dispenser button. Contact
qualified service technician.
Temp Alarm Light
is flashing
• Exceeded normal operating
temperatures.
• See Temp Alarm, page 11.
All lights on
dispenser and
interior lights are
off and appliance
is still running
• Control has been set to Sabbath
Mode.
• See, Sabbath Mode, page 11.
Door alarm set, no
alarm sounded
• Alarm mode has been disabled.
• To activate audible alarms, refer to page 11.
Temperatures in
display look too low
• Temperature display has been set to
Celsius rather than Fahrenheit.
• See Temperature display on page 10.
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