Amana Bottom-Freezer Refrigerator Refrigerator User Manual

Owner's Manual
Keep instructions for future reference.
Keep this manual and your sales receipt together in a safe
place in case warranty service is required.
Contents
Introduction ........................................................... 3
Important Safety Information ................................. 4
Installing Your Refrigerator ................................... 5
How to Remove the Doors and Hinges ............ 5
How to Reverse the Doors ................................ 6
How to Install and Remove Handles ................ 6
How to Replace the Doors and Hinges ............ 7
How to Remove and Install the Pullout Drawer 8
How to Connect the Water Supply .................... 9
How to Level Your Refrigerator ....................... 10
How to Adjust the Temperature Controls ........ 10
Fresh Food Features .......................................... 11
Interior Shelves ............................................... 11
Door Storage ................................................... 11
Accessories .................................................... 11
Climate-Controlled Drawers ........................... 12
Storage Drawers ............................................. 12
Freezer Features ................................................ 13
Primary Features ............................................. 13
Shelves ........................................................... 13
Drawers ........................................................... 13
Door Storage ................................................... 13
Accessories .................................................... 14
Hints and Care ................................................... 15
How to Clean Your Unit ................................... 15
How to Remove and Replace Light Bulbs ...... 16
Trouble Shooting ................................................ 17
Warranty .............................................................. 20
Bottom Freezer
Refrigerator
Ordering parts and accessories?
Questions about your features?
Please contact us with your model and serial number:
Consumer Affairs Department
Amana Appliances
2800 - 220th Trail
Amana, Iowa 52204
Ph# 1(800)843-0304 in U.S.A.
1(866)587-2002 au Canada
Internet: http:// www.amana.com
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Thank you for buying an Amana refrigerator!
Please read this Owner's Manual thoroughly. This manual provides proper
maintenance information.
Complete registration card and promptly return. If registration card is missing,
call the Consumer Affairs Department.
Warranty service must be performed by an authorized servicer. Amana also
recommends contacting an authorized servicer if service is required after warranty
expires. To locate an authorized servicer, call 1-800-NAT-LSVC (1-800-628-5782),
or call 1(319)622-5511 if outside the U.S.A. You may also contact us on the web at
www.amana.com.
When contacting Amana, please provide the following information. Product
information is on the serial plate, located on ceiling of fresh food section.
Asure™ Extended
Service Plan
Amana offers long-term service
protection for this new refrigerator.
Asure™ Extended Service Plan is
specially designed to supplement
Amana’s strong warranty. This plan
covers parts, labor, and travel charges.
Call 1(800)528-2682, or contact us at
www.amana.com for more information.
Model Number ____________________________________________________
Before Calling Service...
'P' Number _______________________________________________________
If something seems unusual, please
check “Trouble Shooting” section,
which is designed to help you solve
problems before calling service.
Serial Number ____________________________________________________
Purchase Date ____________________________________________________
Dealer Name _____________________________________________________
Dealer Address ____________________________________________________
Dealer Phone _____________________________________________________
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What if These Features
are Different from Mine?
This book is intended to show the
variety of features that are available in
the product line. If your refrigerator
does not have all the options that are
shown, many of these options may be
purchased by contacting the Consumer
Affairs Department. See contact
information on the cover of your
manual.
Important Safety Information
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 product or property damage.
What You Need to Know
about Safety Instructions
Warning and Important Safety
Instructions appearing in this manual
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 refrigerator.
Always contact your dealer, distributor,
service agent, or manufacturer about
problems or conditions you do not
understand.
! WARNING
To reduce risk of fire, electric shock, serious injury, or death when using your
refrigerator, follow these basic precautions, including the following:
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Read all instructions before using
refrigerator.
Observe all local codes and
ordinances
Be sure to follow grounding
instructions.
Check with a qualified electrician
if you are not sure this appliance
is properly grounded.
DO NOT ground to a gas line.
DO NOT ground to cold water
pipe.
Refrigerator is designed to
operate on a separate 103 to 126
volt, 15 amp., 60 cycle line. DO
NOT modify plug on power cord. If
plug does not fit electrical outlet,
have proper outlet installed by a
qualified electrician.
8.
DO NOT use a two-prong adapter,
extension cord or power strip.
9. DO NOT remove warning tag from
power cord.
10. DO NOT tamper with refrigerator
controls.
11. DO NOT service or replace any
part of refrigerator unless
specifically recommended in
owner's manual or published
user-repair instructions. DO NOT
attempt service if instructions are
not understood or if they are
beyond personal skill level.
12. Always disconnect refrigerator
from electrical supply before
attempting any service. Disconnect
power cord by grasping the plug,
not the cord.
13. 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.
14. Keep your refrigerator in good
condition. Bumping or dropping
refrigerator can damage unit or
cause unit to malfunction or leak.
If damage occurs, have
refrigerator checked by qualified
service technician.
15. Replace worn power cords and/or
loose plugs.
16. Always read and follow
manufacturer's storage and ideal
environment instructions for items
being stored in refrigerator.
! DANGER
To reduce risk of injury or death, follow basic precautions,
including the following:
Proper Disposal of Your Refrigerator
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.
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Installing Your Refrigerator
These instructions were provided to aid you in the installation of your unit. Amana cannot be responsible for improper installation.
How do I measure an
opening to insure
proper fit?
A ½" of air space should be provided
for the top and back of the unit to allow
for proper air circulation. When
installing your unit, measure carefully.
Subflooring or floor coverings (i.e.
carpet, tile, wood floors, rugs) may
make your opening smaller than
anticipated.
How to Transport Your Unit
Follow these tips when moving the unit to final location:
• NEVER transport unit on its side. If an upright position is not possible, lay unit on its back.
Allow unit to sit upright for approximately 30 minutes prior to plugging unit in to assure oil
return to the compressor. Plugging unit in immediately may cause damage to internal parts.
•
Use an appliance dolly when moving unit. ALWAYS truck unit from its side–NEVER from its
front or back.
•
Protect outside finish of unit during transport by wrapping cabinet in blankets or inserting
padding between the unit and dolly.
•
Secure unit to dolly firmly with straps. Thread straps through handles when possible. DO NOT
overtighten. Overtightening restraints may
dent or damage outside finish.
Some clearance may be gained by using
the leveling procedure under How to
Level Your Refrigerator.
IMPORTANT: If unit is to be
installed into a recess where top of
unit is completely covered, use
dimensions from floor to top of
hinge cap to verify proper
clearance.
How to Select the Best Location
Observe these points when choosing the final location for your unit:
• DO NOT install refrigerator near oven, radiator, or other heat source. If not possible, shield unit
with cabinet material.
•
DO NOT install where temperature falls below 55°F (13°C). Malfunction may occur at this
temperature.
•
Make sure floor is level. If floor is not level, shim rear wheels of unit with a piece of plywood
or other shim material.
•
To assure proper door closure, verify that the unit is leveled with a ¼" tilt to the back.
How to Remove the Doors and Hinges
Some installations require door removal to get refrigerator to final location. If removal of the pullout drawer is required, see later section entitled
How to Remove and Install the Pullout Drawer
! WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death, observe the following:
• Disconnect power to refrigerator before removing doors. Connect power only after replacing doors.
! CAUTION
To avoid damage to walls and flooring, protect soft vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs, or other protective material.
1
2
•
•
3
Unplug power cord from power source.
Remove toe grille and bottom
bracket cover(s).
Open freezer door as wide as
possible.
Depending on the model of
your unit, you may have one
or two bracket covers.
4
6
Hold freezer door in place
while removing center hinge
pin with a hex nut driver.
Remove freezer door.
7
8
Retain all screws for later use.
Retain hinge pin for later use.
Remove Phillips screws to
remove center hinge.
•
Retain screw and cover for
replacement.
Unscrew hex head screws
from top hinge to remove hinge.
•
Lift refrigerator door from
center hinge pin.
•
Remove top hinge cover by
removing Phillips screw.
•
5
Retain all screws for later use.
Remove bottom hinge or stabilizing
bracket with hex head driver.
• Lift out bottom hinge pin (some
models).
• Retain hinge pin and screws for
later use.
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Installing Your Refrigerator
How to Reverse the Doors
1
IMPORTANT: When working directly on doors, place doors
on a nonabrasive surface protected by towels or rugs to
avoid damage to door finish.
Perform all steps listed in How to
Remove the Doors and Hinges.
2
3
Transfer cabinet plugs and cabinet
screws to opposite side of cabinet.
•
Remove cabinet plugs with flat
blade screwdriver tip wrapped
in masking tape.
•
Remove center mullion screws
with hex head driver.
•
For swing doors only
Remove bottom mullion screws
with hex head driver.
Transfer door stops from
bottom edge of fresh food
and freezer door to
opposite side of door edge.
•
Use a Phillips screwdriver for removal and
installation.
4
See How to Install and Remove
Handles to remove and reinstall
handles.
5
Proceed to How to Replace the
Doors and Hinges to mount doors.
How to Install and Remove Handles
Installing Fresh Food Front-Mounted Handles
Removing Fresh Food Front-Mounted Handles
If installing handles for the first time, the fresh food handles can be
located within the fresh food section. The handle trim will be located
in the literature pack.
1
Removing handles may be necessary when transporting unit through
tight spaces, or when reversing the door.
1
Remove hex nut screws from
door face with hex nut driver.
•
Align handle holes with screw holes
on door face and secure with 2
door face screws from step 1.
3
Locate handle trim in literature
pack and install over top and
bottom of handle, as illustrated.
•
•
•
If reversing door, remove door plugs
from opposite side of door and insert
in screw holes.
2
2
3
Secure top handle trim with remaining
screw removed in step 1.
Snap bottom trim over bottom portion of
handle.
Retain trim and screw for later
replacement.
Pry bottom handle trim from
handle with screwdriver flat blade
wrapped in masking tape.
•
Retain trim for later replacement.
Remove two remaining handle
screws and remove handle.
•
Retain screws for later replacement.
Removing Freezer Handles
Installing Freezer Handles
Removing handles may be necessary when transporting unit through
tight spaces, or when reversing the door.
If installing handles for the first time, the freezer handles can be
located within the freezer section.
Install handle by fastening with
screws removed from edge of
door.
•
Remove top handle trim by
removing top handle screw.
Remove handle screws with
Phillips screwdriver.
•
If reversing freezer door, remove door plugs from
top edge of door and insert into screw holes.
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Retain screws for later replacement.
Installing Your Refrigerator
How to Install and Remove Handles
continued
Removing Fresh Food Side-Mounted Handles
Removing handles may be necessary when transporting unit
through tight spaces, or when reversing the door.
Installing Fresh Food Side-Mounted Handles
If installing handles for the first time, the fresh food handles
can be located on the back of the refrigerator.
Install handle by fastening
with screws removed from
edge of door.
Remove handle by removing
three screws from side of door.
•
Retain screws for later
replacement.
NOTE: If reversing door, remove
door plugs from opposite side of
door and insert in screw holes.
Installing Freezer Handles
If installing handles for the first time, the freezer handles can
be located on the back of the refrigerator.
Removing Freezer Handles
Removing handles may be necessary when transporting unit
through tight spaces.
Remove handle by removing
three screws from handle.
Install handle by fastening with
screws removed from edge of
door.
•
Retain screws for later
replacement.
Installing and Removing Stainless Steel Front -Mounted Handles
!
DANGER
To avoid risk of serious personal injury from sharp edges, do not
remove front-mounted stainless steel handles from unit.
How to Replace the Doors and Hinges
1
2
3
Install hinge assemblies.
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•
•
Install top hinge loosely with hex head screws.
Install center hinge with Phillips screws.
Install bottom hinge with hex head screws.
• Replace any applicable door shims.
Insert bottom hinge pin
(some models).
•
Place hinge side of freezer
door on bottom hinge pin and
hold freezer door upright
while installing center hinge
pin with hex head driver.
• Make sure the hinge pin is installed tight.
Locate bottom hinge hole closest
to outside edge of cabinet, and
insert bottom hinge pin. Replace
any door shims, if present.
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4
Place hinge side of refrigerator door on
center hinge pin.
5
While holding refrigerator door
upright, tighten down top
hinge with hex head driver
and replace hinge cover.
Installing Your Refrigerator
How to Remove and Install the Pullout Drawer
! WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death, disconnect power to refrigerator before
removing doors. After replacing doors, connect power.
! CAUTION
To avoid possible injury, product, or property damage, you will need two people to perform the following instructions.
Removing Pullout Drawer
Installing Pullout Drawer
1
Pull drawer open to full
extension. Remove
Phillips screw from each
side of rail system.
1
2
Remove lower basket by
lifting basket from rail
system.
2
3
Pull upper basket out to
full extension, and lift
out to remove.
4
Hook door supports
into rail tabs, as
illustrated, and
lower door into final
position.
3
With drawer pulled out to
full extension, insert lower
basket by aligning tabs
on both side of lower
basket with notches in
rail assembly.
4
Slide upper basket into
unit. Make sure that
rear of basket hooks
behind rail catch.
Lift top of door to
unhook door supports
from rail system. Lift
door out to remove.
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Pull both rails out to full
extension.
Installing Your Refrigerator
How to Connect the Water Supply
! WARNING
To reduce the risk of injury or death, follow basic precautions, including the following:
•
Read all instructions before installing device.
•
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 device unless specifically recommended in owner’s manual or published user-repair
instructions.
•
Disconnect power to unit prior to installing device.
! CAUTION
To avoid property damage or possible injury, follow basic precautions, including the
following:
•
Consult a plumber to connect copper tubing to household plumbing to assure compliance with local codes and
ordinances.
•
Confirm water pressure to water valve is between 1.38 and 6.89 bar. If water filter is installed, water pressure to
water valve must be a minimum of 2.41 bar.
•
DO NOT use a self-piercing, or 3/16" saddle valve! Both reduce water flow, become clogged with time, and
may cause leaks if repair is attempted.
•
Tighten nuts by hand to prevent cross threading. Finish tightening nuts with pliers and wrenches. Do not
overtighten.
•
Wait 24 hours before placing unit into final position to check and correct any water leaks.
Materials Needed
•
1
/4" outer diameter
flexible copper tubing
• Shut-off valve (requires a 1/4" hole
to be drilled into water supply
before valve attachment)
NOTE: Add 8' to tubing length needed to reach water
supply for creation of service loop.
1
2
3
4
5
Create service loop with
tubing using care to avoid
kinks in tubing.
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D
Slide brass nut over sleeve and
screw nut into inlet port.
Tighten nut with wrench.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT overtighten.
Cross threading may occur.
B
Remove plastic cap (A) from
water valve inlet port (B).
Place brass nut (D) and
sleeve (E) on copper
tube end as illustrated.
• Adjustable wrench
• hex nut driver
6
Pull on tubing to confirm
connection is secure.
Connect tubing to frame with
water tubing clamp (F) and turn
on water supply. Check for
leaks and correct, if present.
7
Monitor water connection for 24 hours.
Correct leaks, if necessary.
E
Place end of copper tubing into
water valve inlet port. Shape
tubing slightly–DO NOT
KINK–so that tubing
feeds straight into inlet port.
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F
Installing Your Refrigerator
How to Level Your Refrigerator
If your refrigerator requires an ice maker water supply connection, proceed to How to connect the water supply
section before leveling your refrigerator.
! CAUTION
To protect personal property or unit from damage, observe the following:
• Protect soft vinyl or other flooring with cardboard, rugs, or other protective material.
• Do not use power tools when performing leveling procedure.
Materials Needed
1
•
3
/8" hex head driver
• Level
4
Move refrigerator to final location
and plug in power cord.
2
Remove toe grille
and bottom cover(s)
3
Turn left and right adjustment
screws (A) to raise or lower
front of refrigerator.
Using a level, make sure front of
refrigerator is ¼" (6 mm) or ½ bubble
higher than back of refrigerator.
• See leveling step 3 for assistance.
5
A
Replace toe grille and bracket cover(s).
See markings on inside of toe grille to
insure proper placement.
• Snap bottom portion into place first. Press
down on top part of grille until top portion snaps
into place.
• Make sure refrigerator cabinet is level
from side to side by adjusting left and
right roller adjustment screws.
• Turn stabilizing leg clockwise until firmly against
floor.
For Pullout Drawer Models: After completing
the above listed steps, turn roller adjustment
screws (A) 2 to 3 times counterclockwise, so
that full weight of unit rests on stabilizing legs.
How to Adjust the Temperature Controls
This refrigerator is designed to operate at a household temperature of 55° to 110°F (13° to 43° C). For initial temperature
setting, follow all five steps listed below. If doing a simple temperature modification for an operational unit, only steps 3
through 5 are required.
1
Locate refrigerator controls at the top of fresh food
compartment and freezer controls at top of freezer section. Set
IMPORTANT: Neither section will cool if freezer
both controls to 4.
control is set to Off.
2
3
4
5
Allow 24 hours for temperatures to stabilize.
Check to see if freezer temperature is 0° to 2° F (-17° to -16° C).
•
•
Turn control to next highest number if too warm.
Turn control to next lowest number if too cold. Allow 5
to 8 hours for adjustments to take effect.
Check to see that fresh food section is 38° to 40° F (3° to 4° C).
•
•
•
Turn control to next highest number if too warm.
Turn control to next lowest number if too cold.
Allow 5 to 8 hours for adjustments to take effect.
How do I perform
a temperature test?
Materials needed
• 2 thermometers measuring -5°
to 50°F (-21° to 10°C)
• 2 drinking glasses
For Freezer
• Place thermometer in glass of
vegetable oil in middle of freezer
and continue with step 3 of
Temperature Adjustment section.
IMPORTANT: Always start
temperature adjustments with
freezer section.
For Refrigerator
• Place thermometer in glass of
water in middle of unit and
continue with step 3 of
Temperature Adjustment section.
Repeat steps 3 & 4, as necessary.
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Fresh Food Features
Interior Shelves
!
Door Storage
Dairy Center
CAUTION
The dairy center provides convenient
storage for items such as butter,
yogurt, cheese, etc. This compartment
is an adjustable feature located in the
door. It can be moved to several
different locations to accommodate storage needs.
To avoid personal injury or property damage, observe the
following:
• 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.
Full-Width Shelf
•
•
•
Door retainers remove for easy
cleaning.
To remove shelves, lift up and out.
To install shelves, reverse above
procedure.
•
To remove, slide retainer
up and pull straight out.
•
To install, reverse above
procedure.
Accessories
Grip Pads some models
The Grip Pads prevents objects from
sliding in the door bucket. Grip Pads are
removable and are top-rack dishwasher safe
for easy cleaning.
To remove shelf and frame, see instructions for
Spillsaver™ stationary shelves.
Wine Trivet/Can Rack some models
The Wine Trivet/Can Rack accessory
fits in the bottom of most drawer
assemblies.
Rear Shelf Extensions some models
Rear shelf extensions help prevent articles from falling
off the back of the shelf.
To remove and install shelf extension:
• To remove, pull extension
straight up from rear of shelf.
•
To install, reverse above procedure.
Door Retainer
Spillsaver™ EasyGlide™
some models
•
To install, reverse above procedure.
Door buckets adjust to meet individual storage
needs.
• To remove, slide bucket up and pull
straight out.
Spillsaver™ stationary shelves
hold simple spills for easier
cleaning.
Spillsaver™ EasyGlide™
shelves feature the convenience
of easy cleaning with a pullout
design to reach items in the
back. For ease of cleaning,
glass shelf may be removed by pulling to full
extension and lifting out of frame.
To remove, open dairy door, pull upward and tilt out.
•
Door Buckets
To remove shelves, unhook
shelf from rear ladder assembly
and pull out.
To install shelves, insert shelf hooks
into rear ladder assembly and lower
into place.
Spillsaver™ some models
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•
•
Beer bottles can be laid crosswise, or a single bottle may be
laid in the center depression. Cans
may also be stored, as illustrated.
To install, insert posts of the
shelf extension into holes in the
shelf frame.
Pantry Divider some models
The pantry divider is used to
organize the Chef's Pantry™
into sections, and features a
collapsable joint on the front
edge to ensure a snug fit. NOTE: For easiest execution,
remove pantry. If removal is
not possible, pull drawer open
To remove and replace
to its fullest extension.
divider:
• To remove, unhook divider from
rear wall of pantry, and pull out.
•
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To install, hook back of
divider over rear wall of
pantry and press down until front joint snaps into place.
Fresh Food Features
Climate-Controlled Drawers
Humidity-Controlled Crisper Drawers
The crisper drawer keeps produce fresh longer by providing an environment with adjustable humidity.
Controls
The crisper controls regulate the amount of humidity in the crisper drawer. Use the low
setting for produce with outer skins. Use the high setting for leafy produce.
Temperature-Controlled Drawer
Chef's Pantry™
The Chef's Pantry™ system provides a drawer with a variable temperature control that keeps
the compartment up to 5°F (3°C) colder than refrigerator temperature. This drawer can be
used for large party trays, deli items, or beverages.
Control
The Chef's Pantry™ control regulates the air temperature in the drawer. Set control level to cold to
provide normal refrigerator temperature. Use the coldest setting for meats or other deli items.
NOTE: Cold air directed to the Chef's Pantry™ can decrease refrigerator temperature.
Refrigerator control may need to be adjusted.
Storage Drawers
What if I can't open my door
wide enough to remove the
drawers?
Snack Drawer
This drawer can be used for storage of food items
or extra produce.
Beverage Organizer™ some models
The Beverage Organizer™ slides out
from underneath the Spillsaver™ stationary
shelf. The Beverage Organizer™ holds up
to twelve 12-ounce beverage cans.
•
Remove drawer
furthest from hinge
side of cabinet.
•
Remove glass as
previously instructed.
•
Lift center divider from frame. Slide
existing drawer away from hinge side of
cabinet and remove.
What can I do to prolong the
life of my produce?
To remove and install drawers:
• To remove drawer, pull drawer
out to full extension. Tilt up front
of drawer and pull straight out.
•
Place hand beneath frame to push up
glass from underneath. Lift glass out.
Please observe the following rules when
storing produce in humidity-controlled crisper
drawers:
• DO NOT wash produce before placing in
crispers. Any additional moisture added to
the drawers may cause produce to
prematurely spoil.
• DO NOT line crispers with paper towels.
Towels will retain moisture.
• Follow control instructions carefully. Not
setting controls correctly may damage
produce.
•
Lift frame from refrigerator liner rails.
See chart below for assistance with controls:
•
To install, repeat above instructions in
reverse order.
LOW
•
To install, insert drawer into
frame rails and push back into
place.
To remove and install glass and frame:
• Remove drawers as instructed above.
HIGH
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•
cauliflower
apples
corn
oranges
• zucchini
• grapes
• cucumbers
•
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lettuce
asparagus
spinach
cabbage
•
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celery
broccoli
fresh sprouts
fresh herbs
Freezer Features
!
Primary Features
To avoid property damage, observe the following:
• Do not force ice maker arm down or up.
• Do not place or store anything in ice storage bin.
Automatic Ice Maker (some models)
Using Ice Maker for the First Time
• Confirm ice bin is in place
and ice maker arm is down.
•
Drawers
Wire Basket
After freezer section reaches
between 0° to 2°F (-18° to -17° C), ice maker fills
with water and begins operating.
•
Allow approximately 24 hours after installation to
receive first harvest of ice.
•
Discard ice created within first 12 hours of operation
to verify system is flushed of impurities.
To remove and install basket:
• To remove basket, pull basket
out to full extension. Tilt up front
of basket and pull straight out.
•
Operating Instructions
• Confirm ice bin is in place and ice maker arm is
down.
•
Stop ice production by raising
ice maker arm until click is heard.
•
Ice maker will remain in the off
position until arm is pushed down.
(Door assembly of drawer removed from illustration for
visual clarity)
To remove and replace top basket:
• Remove basket by pulling
basket out to its full extension
and lift out.
• Replace basket by
sliding into upper
molded railing.
To remove and replace bottom
basket:
• Remove basket by lifting basket from rail guides.
• Replace basket by placing into rail guides.
Shelves
Ice Service Rack
To install and remove rack:
• To install, slide L-shaped
groove of shelf down over
back wall screw. Push rack back 1
until screw is stopped in L-shaped
groove (1) . Slide front portion of
shelf over front wall screw (2).
•
Door Storage
2
Fixed Door Shelf
The fixed door shelf provides
convenient storage for frozen
food items in freezer door.
To remove and install door shelf:
• To remove shelf, lift assembly
from side liner tabs and pull
out.
To remove, perform above steps in reverse order.
Fixed Freezer Shelf
To remove and install shelves:
• Remove shelf by pulling
out to full extension. Tilt up
front of shelf and pull
straight out.
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•
To install, insert shelf into
refrigerator liner rails and
push to back of compartment.
To install, fit ends of shelf assembly on
liner tabs and slide down.
Tilt-Out Bin (some models)
The tilt-out bin (A) provides A
convenient storage for frozen
food items in freezer door and
tilts forward for easy access of
those items.
To remove and install door shelf:
• See above instructions listed for
Fixed Door Shelf.
Slide-Out Freezer Shelf
To remove and install shelves:
• Remove shelf by pulling out to full
extension. Tilt up front of shelf and
pull straight out.
•
To install, insert basket into refrigerator liner rails and
push back into place
Pullout Drawer Baskets (some models)
After freezer section reaches 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 3 hours.
•
CAUTION
To install, insert shelf into
refrigerator liner rails and push to
back of compartment.
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Freezer Features
Accessories
Ice Cube Tray (some models)
The ice cube tray provides an area to
freeze cubes for manual dispensing of
ice.
To release ice cubes from tray, hold tray
upside down over a storage container and twist both
ends of tray until cubes release.
Lower Basket Divider
(some models)
The lower basket divider allows
the option to organize the basket
area into sections.
To remove and replace divider:
•
To remove, pull divider straight up.
•
To install, hook top corners of divider over top
horizontal basket rungs.
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Hints and Care
What cleaners does
How to Clean Your Unit
Amana recommend for
my stainless steel
product?
Amana has a cleaner available for
purchase (Part # 31960801) through our
Consumer Affairs division.
For this, or a list of other recommended
cleaning products, please contact us at
Amana Consumer Affairs using the
information on the cover of your Owner's
Manual.
How do I remove an odor
from my refrigerator?
1. Remove all food.
2. Disconnect refrigerator.
3. Clean the following items
using the appropriate instructions in
How to Clean Your Unit :
• Walls, floor, and ceiling of cabinet
interior.
• Drawers, shelves, and gaskets
according to the instructions in this
section.
4. Pay special attention to clean all
crevices by completing the following
steps:
• 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
reoccurring odors.
7. Connect power to refrigerator and return
food to unit.
8. After 24 hours, check if odor has been
eliminated.
!
WARNING
To avoid electrical shock which can cause severe personal injury or death,
disconnect power to refrigerator before cleaning. After cleaning, connect power.
!
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage:
• 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
AREA
DO NOT USE
DO…
Textured Doors
and Exterior
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Abrasive or harsh cleaners
Ammonia
Chlorine bleach
Concentrated detergents or
solvents
Metal or plastic-textured
scouring pads
•
Abrasive or harsh cleaners
Ammonia
Chlorine bleach
Concentrated detergents or
solvents
Metal or plastic-textured
scouring pads
Vinegar-based product
Citrus-based cleaners
•
Cabinet Interior
•
Stainless Steel Doors
and Exterior
IMPORTANT:
Damage to stainless steel
finish due to improper use
of cleaning products or
non-recommended
products is not covered
under any warranty
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Door Gaskets
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Condenser Coil Remove
toe grille to access
N/A
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•
A Dishwasher
•
Use a vacuum cleaner
hose nozzle
•
Use a vacuum cleaner
hose nozzle with brush
attachment.
•
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 mater.
Dry glass and clear items
immediately to avoid
spots.
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If odor is still present...
1. Remove drawers and place on top shelf
of refrigerator.
2. Pack refrigerator and freezer sections–
including doors–with crumpled sheets
of black and white newspaper.
3. Place charcoal briquettes randomly on
crumpled newspaper in both freezer and
refrigerator compartments.
4. Close doors and let stand 24–48 hours.
5. Repeat steps 5 through 7.
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Use warm, soapy water
and a soft, clean cloth or
sponge.
Rinse surfaces with clean
warm water and dry
immediately to avoid
water spots
Abrasive or harsh cleaners
Metal or plastic-textured
scouring pads
Condenser Fan Outlet
Grille
See back of refrigerator
Accessories Shelves,
buckets, drawers, etc
•
Use 4 tablespoons (60
milliliters) 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
Hints and Care
How to Remove and Replace 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, connect power.
!
CAUTION
To avoid personal injury or property damage, observe the following:
• Allow light bulb to cool.
• Wear gloves when replacing light bulb.
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How to Get the
Most Out of
Your Energy
Dollar
• When placing refrigerator into final
position, allow for 1" clearance
around the top and sides of unit to
supply ample ventilation for
optimum energy efficiency.
• Avoid overcrowding refrigerator
shelves. This reduces effectivity of
air circulation around food and
causes refrigerator to run longer.
Fresh food section
1. Remove screw from light shield. Retain for
replacement.
• Avoid adding too much warm food
to unit at one time. This overloads
compartments and slows rate of
cooling.
1. Slide shield toward back of compartment to
release from light assembly.
2. Remove light bulbs.
3. Replace with appliance bulbs no greater than
40 watts.
• Do not use aluminum foil, wax
paper, or paper toweling as shelf
liners. This decreases air flow and
causes unit to run less efficiently.
4. Replace light bulb cover by inserting
tabs on light shield into liner holes on
each side of light assembly. Slide shield
toward front of unit until it locks into place.
DO NOT force shield beyond locking point.
Doing so may damage light shield.
• A freezer that is 2/3 full runs most
efficiently.
5. Replace screw removed in step 1.
A
Freezer section
1. Pinch rear tabs (A) on light cover and pull straight
out.
2. Remove light bulb.
3. Replace bulb with appliance bulb no greater
than 40 watts.
4. Insert top tabs (B) of light cover into refrigerator
liner and snap back portion over light assembly.
• 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.
• Refer to owner's manual section on
temperature controls for
recommended control settings
B
• Clean door gaskets every three
months according to Owner's
Manual cleaning instructions. This
will assure that door seals properly
and unit 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 unit as
instructed in your Owner's Manual.
• Clean condenser coils of as
indicated in the owner's manual
every 3 months. This will increase
energy efficiency and cooling
performance.
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Trouble Shooting
NOISE
Today’s refrigerators have new features and are more energy efficient. Foam insulation is very energy efficient and has
excellent insulating capabilities, however, foam insulation is not as sound absorbent. As a result, certain sounds may be
unfamiliar. In time, these sounds will become familiar. Please refer to this information before calling service.
TOPIC
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Clicking
Freezer control (A) clicks when starting or
stopping compressor.
Defrost timer (B) sounds like an electric
clock and snaps in and out of defrost
cycle.
Normal operation
Air rushing or
whirring
Freezer fan (C) and condenser fan (D)
make this noise while operating.
Normal operation
Gurgling or
boiling sound
Evaporator (E) and heat exchanger (F)
refrigerant makes this noise when flowing.
Normal operation
Thumping
Ice cubes from ice maker(some models)
drop into ice bucket (G).
Normal operation
Vibrating noise
Compressor (H).makes a pulsating sound
while running.
Refrigerator is not level.
Normal operation
Buzzing
Humming
Hissing or
popping
Ice maker water valve (I) hookup (some
models) buzzes when ice maker fills with
water.
Ice maker (J) is in the ‘on’ position without
water connection.
Compresser (H).can make a high pitched
hum while operating.
Defrost heater(K) hisses, sizzles, or pops
when operational.
Normal operation
See Installation
Instructions for details on
how to level your unit.
Normal operation
B
G J
C
A
H
Stop sound by raising ice
maker arm to ‘off’ position.
See Automatic Ice Maker
section in your owner’s
manual for details.
Normal operation
F
Normal operation
OPERATION
Freezer control
and lights are on,
but compressor
is not operating.
Crisper drawer
temperature is
too warm
Refrigerator is in defrost mode.
Normal operation Wait 40 minutes to see if refrigerator
restarts.
Control settings are too low.
Freezer controls are set too low.
See section on Crisper drawer to adjust controls.
See controls section in owner’s manual on how to adjust
your controls.
See section on Crisper drawer to verify drawer positioning.
Drawer is improperly positioned.
Refrigerator does
not operate
Refrigerator still
won’t operate
Food temperature
is too cold
Refrigerator is not plugged in.
Freezer control is not on.
Fuse is blown, or circuit breaker needs
to be reset.
Power outage has occurred
Unit is malfunctioning.
Condenser coils are dirty.
Refrigerator or freezer controls are set
too high.
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I
Plug in unit.
See section on controls in your owner’s manual.
Replace any blown fuses. Check circuit breaker and reset if
necessary.
Call local power company listing to report outage.
Unplug refrigerator and transfer food to another unit. If
another unit 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 cleaning instructions in your owner’s
manual.
See controls section in owner’s manual on how to adjust
your controls.
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D
K
Trouble Shooting
OPERATION
TOPIC
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Food temperature
appears too warm
Door is not closing properly.
Refrigerator is not level. See How to Level Your Refrigerator for
details on how to level your unit.
Check gaskets for proper seal. Clean, if necessary, according to
cleaning instructions in owner’s manual.
Check for internal obstructions that are keeping door from
closing properly (i.e. improperly closed drawers, ice buckets,
oversized or improperly stored containers or foodstuffs, etc.).
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
Water droplets form on
outside of refrigerator
Compartment is dirty or has odorcausing food.
Check gaskets for proper seal.
Humidity levels are high.
Controls require adjustment
Water droplets form on
inside of refrigerator
Humidity levels are high or door has
been opened frequently.
Check gaskets for proper seal.
See the controls section in your for assistance in how to adjust
your controls.
Clean according to cleaning instructions in your owner’s manual.
Check the positioning of food items in refrigerator to make sure
grille is not blocked. Rear air grilles are located under crisper
drawers.
Reduce time door is open. Organize food items efficiently to
assure door is open for as short a time as possible.
Allow interior environment to adjust for period the door has been
open.
Allow time for recently-added food to reach refrigerator or
freezer temperature.
Refer to Hints and Care in this owner’s manual for odor removal
instructions.
Clean, if necessary, according to cleaning instructions in
owner’s manual.
Normal during times of high humidity.
See the controls section in your Owner’s Manual for assistance
in how to adjust your controls.
See the controls section in your Owner’s Manual for assistance
in how to adjust your controls.
Reduce time door is open. Organize food items efficiently to
assure door is open for as short a time as possible.
Clean, if necessary, according to cleaning instructions in
owner’s manual.
Refer to noise section of troubleshooting guide in owner’s
manual.
Refrigerator or ice maker
make unfamiliar sounds or
seems too loud
Normal operation
Crisper drawers do not
close freely
Contents of drawer, or positioning of
items in the surrounding compartment
could be obstructing drawer
Reposition food items and containers to avoid interference with
the drawers.
Drawer is not in proper position
Refrigerator is not level.
See section Crisper drawer section for proper placement.
See How to Level Your Refrigerator for details on how to level
your unit.
Clean drawer channels with warm, soapy water. Rinse and dry
thoroughly.
Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly to drawer channels.
Drawer channels are dirty or need
treatment.
Refrigerator runs too
frequently
Doors have been opened frequently or
have been opened 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.
Humidity or heat in surrounding area is
high.
Normal operation
Food has recently been added.
Allow time for recently-added food to reach refrigerator or
freezer temperature.
Unit is exposed to heat by
environment or by appliances nearby.
Evaluate your unit’s environment. Unit may need to be moved to
run more efficiently.
Condenser coils are dirty.
Clean according to cleaning instructions in your owner’s
manual.
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Allow interior environment to adjust for period the door has been
open.
Trouble Shooting
OPERATION
(continued)
TOPIC
POSSIBLE CAUSE
SOLUTION
Refrigerator runs too
frequently (continued)
Controls need to be adjusted.
See controls section in your Owner’s Manual for assistance
in how to adjust your controls.
Refrigerator is not level. See How to Level Your
Refrigerator for details on how to level your unit.
Check gaskets for proper seal. Clean, if necessary,
according to cleaning instructions in owner’s manual.
Check for internal obstructions that are keeping door from
closing properly (i.e. improperly closed drawers, ice
buckets, oversized or improperly stored containers or
foodstuffs, etc.).
Door is not closing properly.
ICE
Unit is leaking water
Plastic tubing was used to complete water
connection.
Amana recommends using copper tubing for installation.
Plastic is less durable and can cause leakage. Amana is
not responsible for property damage due to improper
installation or water connection.
Ice forms in inlet tube to ice
maker
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. Amana is
not responsible for property damage due to improper
installation or water connection.
Water pressure is low.
Water pressure must be between 1.38 and 6.89 bar to
function properly. A minimum pressure of 2.41 bar is
recommended for units with water filters.
Freezer temperature is too high.
See the controls section in your owner’s manual for
assistance on how to adjust your controls. Freezer is
recommended to be between 0 to 2°F (-18 to –17°C).
Water pressure is low.
Water pressure must be between 1.38 and 6.89 bar to
function properly. A minimum pressure of 2.41 bar is
recommended for units 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. Amana is
not responsible for property damage due to improper
installation or water connection.
Water flow is slower than
normal
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Amana Refrigerator Warranty
First Year
Amana will replace, free of charge, any part which is defective due to workmanship or materials.
Second through Fifth Year
Amana will replace free of charge, any sealed system component (compressor, condenser, evaporator, drier and
interconnecting tubing) and repair any food compartment liner (exclusive of door liner) which is defective due to
workmanship or materials.
Warranty Limitations
Owner's Responsibility
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Begins at date of original purchase.
Excludes original and replacement water or air filter
cartridges (if equipped with the filtration system).
Original and replacement cartridges are warranted
for 30 days, parts only, against defects of material
or workmanship.
Service must be performed by an authorized Amana
technician.
Damage due to shipping and handling is not covered
by this warranty.
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Warranty Is Void If
Provide proof of purchase (sales receipt).
Provide normal care and maintenance. Replace
owner replaceable items where directions appear in
Owner's Manual.
Make product reasonably accessible for service.
Pay premium service costs for service outside
technician's normal business hours.
Pay for service calls related to product installation
and usage.
Amana Appliances Factory Service
1-800-628-5782 inside USA
For more information,
Amana Appliances Consumer Services
Amana Appliances
2800 220th Trail
Amana, Iowa 52204
1-800-843-0304 inside USA
Repairs resulting from the following:
• Serial plate is defaced.
• Product is used on a commercial, rental, or
leased basis.
• Product has defect or damage due to product
accident, alteration, connection to an improper
electrical supply, fire, flood, lightning, or other
conditions beyond the control of Amana.
• Product is improperly installed or used.
1-866-587-2002 au Canada
www.amana.com
IN NO EVENT SHALL AMANA BE LIABLE FOR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have others which vary from state to state. For example, some states
do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this exclusion may not apply to you.
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