Operating instructions | Electrolux 240400112 Refrigerator User Manual

P/N 240400112
(0409)
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Important Safety Instructions
WARNING:
Please Read All Instructions Before Using This Refrigerator.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
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PROPER DISPOSAL OF YOUR REFRIGERATOR
OR FREEZER
Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable liquids
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read product labels for warnings regarding flammability and other
hazards.
Do not operate the refrigerator in the presense of
explosive fumes.
Avoid contact with any moving parts of automatic ice
maker.
Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause
severe cuts, and also destroy finishes if they come in
contact with other appliances or furniture.
Risk of child entrapment
Child
entrapment
and
suffocation are not problems of
the past. Junked or abondoned
refrigerators or freezers are still
dangerous – even if they will sit
for “just a few days.” If you are
getting rid of your old refrigerator
or freezer, please follow the
instructions below to help
prevent accidents.
CHILD SAFETY
Destroy or recycle the carton, plastic bags, and any exterior
wrapping material immediately after the refrigerator is
unpacked. Children should NEVER use these items to play.
Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets or
stretch wrap may become airtight chambers, and can quickly
cause suffocation.
Before you throw away your old refrigerator/ freezer:
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Remove doors.
Leave shelves in place so children may not easily climb
inside.
Have refrigerant removed by a qualified service
technician.
These Guidelines Must Be Followed To Ensure That Safety Mechanisms In This Refrigerator
Will Operate Properly.
ELECTRICAL INFORMATION
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IMPORTANT: Turning the Freezer and Fresh Food
Controls to “0” turns off the compressor and prevents
your refrigerator from cooling, but does not disconnect
the power to the light bulb and other electrical
components. To turn off power to your refrigerator you
must unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
The refrigerator must be plugged into its own
dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only electric outlet.
The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a
three-prong grounding plug for your protection against
electrical shock hazards. It must be plugged directly
into a properly grounded three-prong receptacle. The
receptacle must be installed in accordance with local
codes and ordinances. Consult a qualified electrician.
Do not use an extension cord or adapter plug.
If the power cord is damaged, it should be replaced by the
manufacturer, service technician or a qualified person to
prevent any risk.
Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on the power
cord. Always grip the plug firmly, and pull straight out
from the receptacle to prevent damaging the power cord.
Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and before
replacing a light bulb to avoid electrical shock.
Performance may be affected if the voltage varies by
10% or more. Operating the refrigerator with insufficient
power can damage the compressor. Such damage is
not covered under your warranty.
Do not plug the unit into an outlet controlled by a wall
switch or pull cord to prevent the refrigerator from being
turned off accidentally.
Avoid connecting refrigerator to a Ground Fault Interruptor
(GFI) circuit.
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Installation
LEVELING
This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating
instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only as
instructed in this Use & Care Manual. Before starting the
refrigerator, follow these important first steps.
All four corners of your refrigerator must rest firmly on a
solid floor. Your refrigerator is equipped with adjustable front
rollers to help level your unit.
To Level Your Refrigerator:
1. Remove toe grille.
LOCATION
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Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet.
Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
If possible, place the refrigerator out of direct sunlight
and away from the range, dishwasher or other heat
sources.
The refrigerator must be installed on a floor that is level
and strong enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator.
Consider water supply availability for models equipped
with an automatic ice maker.
INSTALLATION
Do Not install the refrigerator where
the temperature will drop below 55°F (13°C) or rise above
110°F (43°C). The compressor will not be able to maintain
proper temperatures inside the refrigerator.
Do Not block the toe grille on the
lower front of your refrigerator. Sufficient air
circulation is essential for the proper operation of
your refrigerator.
2. Use flat-blade screwdriver or 3/8” socket wrench
to adjust front rollers.
Installation Clearances
• Allow the following clearances for ease of installation,
proper air circulation, and plumbing and electrical
connections:
Sides & Top --------------- 3/8”
Back ------------------------ 1”
NOTE: Raise the front of the refrigerator enough so the
doors close freely when opened halfway. The refrigerator
should slope ¼” to ½” from front-to-back. Then level the
refrigerator from side to side.
NOTE: If you see black coils/tubing on the back of your
refrigerator (air-cooled condenser) leave 3” clearance at
top of refrigerator.
DOOR OPENING
NOTE: If your refrigerator is placed with the door hinge
side against a wall, you may have to allow additional
space so the door can be opened wider.
Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy access
to a counter when removing food. To make this possible, the
direction in which the doors open can be reversed. See Door
Removal & Reversal Instructions on page 6.
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Installation
- Connecting Optional Ice Maker To Water Supply
To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect the
refrigerator from electrical power before connecting a water supply line to the refrigerator.
To Avoid Property Damage:
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Copper tubing is recommended for the water supply line. Water supply tubing made of ¼” plastic is not
recommended since it greatly increases the potential for water leaks. Manufacturer will not be responsible for
any damage if plastic tubing is used for supply line.
DO NOT install water supply tubing in areas where temperatures fall below freezing.
Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener can damage the ice maker. If the ice maker is connected to soft
water, ensure that the softener is maintained and working properly.
IMPORTANT: Ensure that your water supply line connections comply with all local plumbing codes.
Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need
• Basic Tools: adjustable wrench, flat-blade screwdriver, and PhillipsTM screwdriver
• Access to a household cold water line with water pressure between 20 and 120 psi.
• A water supply line made of ¼ inch (6.4 mm) OD, copper tubing. To determine the length of copper tubing needed,
you will need to measure the distance from the ice maker inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator to your cold water
pipe. Then add approximately 7 feet (2.1 meters), so the refrigerator can be moved out for cleaning (as shown).
• A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to your household water system. DO NOT use a self-piercing type
shutoff valve.
• A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting the water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve.
NOTE: Water line kit number 5303917950, available from your appliance dealer at additional cost, contains 25 feet (7.6
meters) of ¼ inch OD copper tubing, a saddle type shutoff valve (nonpiercing), (2) ¼ inch brass compression nuts, (2)
ferrules/sleeves, and instructions for installing a water supply line.
To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve
1. Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.
2. Place end of water supply line into sink or bucket. Turn ON water supply
and flush supply line until water is clear. Turn OFF water supply at shut
off valve.
3. Unscrew plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap.
4. Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto water supply line,
as shown.
5. Push water supply line into water valve inlet as far as it will go (¼ inch).
Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut
onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten.
6. With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply line to rear panel of
refrigerator as shown.
7. Coil excess water supply line (about 2½ turns) behind refrigerator as shown
and arrange coils so they do not vibrate or wear against any other surface.
8. Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten any connections that
leak.
9. Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power source.
10. To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm (see ice maker front cover for ON/
OFF position of arm).
IMPORTANT: It takes approximately 24 hours for the ice maker to begin producing ice. Air in new plumbing lines may
cause ice maker to cycle two or three times before making a full tray of ice. New plumbing may cause ice to be discolored
or have poor flavor. Discard ice made during the first 24 hours.
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Door Removal and Reversal Instructions
DOOR REMOVAL AND REVERSAL INSTRUCTIONS:
NOTE: If you have stainless steel doors -- go to the Removing Stainless
Steel Doors and Handles Section on page 9.
NOTE: The direction in which your refrigerator doors open (door swing)
can be reversed, from left to right or right to left, by moving the door
hinges from one side to the other. Reversing the door swing should be
performed by a qualified person.
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn the refrigerator temperature control
to “0” and remove the electrical power cord from the wall outlet. Remove
any food from door shelves.
1. Remove toe grille and top hinge cover.
2. Remove top hinge with 3/8” hex driver and lift freezer door off of
center hinge pin. Set door aside.
3. Unscrew center hinge pin using adjustable wrench and save for
reassembly. Ensure plastic washer stays on hinge pin.
4. Lift refrigerator door off of bottom hinge and set aside.
5. Remove center hinge and shim by removing inside screw and
loosening two outside screws enough to allow hinge and shim to
slide out. Tighten screws.
6. Loosen two outside screws on opposite side of refrigerator, remove
inside screw and install center hinge.
7. Remove two screws on bottom hinge with 3/8” socket wrench.
8. Install bottom hinge on opposite side with the two screws removed
from step 7.
9. Unscrew bottom hinge pin using adjustable wrench. Move hinge pin
to other hole in hinge and tighten with adjustable wrench.
10. Reverse door handles (see instructions on next page).
11. Move freezer and refrigerator door stops to opposite side. Before
starting screws, use an awl to puncture the foam.
12. Position refrigerator door onto bottom hinge pin and screw center
hinge pin through center hinge into top of door. Close refrigerator door
to help align hinge hole.
13. Tighten center hinge pin with adjustable wrench.
14. Remove cabinet and hinge hole plugs and move to opposite side.
15. Lower freezer door onto center hinge pin.
16. Close freezer door. Have an assistant lift up on opposite side of door
while tightening screws to install top hinge.
17. Replace toe grille and top hinge cover.
18. Plug in electrical power cord and turn refrigerator temperature control
to center position. Adjust setting as necessary.
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Door Removal and Reversal Instructions
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NOTE: Some models have “pocket” handles, which are recessed into the sides of the door. On these models, only the
hinges will need to be reversed.
TO REMOVE FREEZER HANDLE:
(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)
1. Remove two screws attaching handle to bottom of freezer door.
2. Remove short trim piece by sliding trim straight up and off of handle
bracket.
3. Remove screw attaching top of handle to door.
4. Magnetic Nameplate Models: Gently pry magnetic nameplate frame from
door. Remove nameplate from its frame, turn frame upside down and
install in old handle holes. Insert magnetic nameplate into frame.
Self-Adhesive Nameplate Models: Gently peel off nameplate from door
and reapply over old handle holes.
TO ATTACH FREEZER HANDLE:
1. Reinstall handle on opposite side, using same hole as nameplate.
2. Attach handle to bottom of door.
3. Slide trim piece straight down onto handle bracket.
TO REMOVE FREEZER HANDLE:
(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)
1. Remove two screws attaching handle to bottom of freezer door.
2. Swing bottom of handle away from the door and slide handle straight up
and off of dovetail button.
3. Remove screw and dovetail button and install on other side, using the
same holes as nameplate.
4. Magnetic Nameplate Models: Use putty knife to gently pry magnetic
nameplate frame from door. Remove nameplate from its frame, turn frame
upside down and install in old handle holes. Insert magnetic nameplate
into frame.
Self-Adhesive Nameplate Models: Use putty knife to gently peel off name
plate from door and reapply over old handle holes.
TO ATTACH FREEZER HANDLE:
1. Start with handle offset away from door. Place top of handle over dovetail
button, swing handle into an upright position and pull downward, locking it
into place.
2. Secure bottom of handle with two screws removed earlier.
TO REMOVE FREEZER HANDLE:
(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)
1. Remove two screws attaching handle to bottom of freezer door.
2. Remove button plug using edge of putty knife.
3. Remove screw on side of freezer door and remove handle.
TO ATTACH FREEZER HANDLE:
1. Secure side of handle to door and replace button plug.
2. Secure handle to bottom of door.
NOTE: To remove freezer handle, refer to figure 3 on page 9.
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Door Removal and Reversal Instructions
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TRIM REMOVAL (FULL-LENGTH TRIM MODELS ONLY)
In some models, the refrigerator door has a full length trim piece which
continues from the bottom of the handle to the bottom of the door. The top
of the trim attaches to the handle bracket (Figure 1) or fits around the base
of the handle (Figure 2). An adhesive “trim lock” is positioned about halfway
down. The bottom of the trim is held in place by either an adhesive trim lock,
or a trim lock with two prongs inserted into a hole on the face of the door.
TO REMOVE TRIM:
1. Remove trim by gently pulling trim lock areas out and away from door.
2. When trim is free from door, slide the trim straight down and away
from base of handle.
NOTE: For models with short handle trim, remove by sliding trim straight
down and off of handle bracket.
TO REMOVE REFRIGERATOR HANDLE:
(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)
Figure 1 Style Handles
1. Remove two screws attaching handle to top of refrigerator door.
2. Remove screw attaching bottom of handle to door.
3. Remove two hole plugs and hinge pin plug on top of door and install
on opposite side. Use Phillips head screwdriver to remove plastic
screw plug from front of door and install on opposite side
Figure 2 Style Handles
1. Remove two screws attaching handle to top of refrigerator door.
2. Swing top of handle away from door and slide handle down and off of
dovetail button.
3. Remove screw and dovetail button and install on other side, moving
hole plugs from corresponding holes to opposite side.
Figure 1
TO ATTACH REFRIGERATOR HANDLE:
Figure 1 Style Handles
1. Secure bottom of handle with screws.
2. Secure top of handle with screws.
Figure 2 Style Handles
1. Start with handle offset away from door. Place bottom of handle over
dovetail button, swing handle into an upright position and pull upward,
locking it into place.
2. Secure top of handle with screws.
TO ATTACH TRIM:
1. Slide both trim locks out of trim.
2. Insert new adhesive trim locks contained in your literature pack.
NOTE: Trim lock must be removed and installed by sliding over the
two donut shaped areas.
3. Install trim to handle by sliding under base of handle. Carefully align
trim and press down at trim lock locations.
4. Use rubbing alcohol to remove any adhesive residue from old trim
lock locations.
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Figure 2
Door Removal and Reversal Instructions
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TO REMOVE REFRIGERATOR HANDLE:
(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)
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Remove two screws attaching handle to top of refrigerator door.
Remove button plug using edge of putty knife.
Remove screw on side of refrigerator door and remove handle.
Reverse freezer and refrigerator handles as shown in figure 3.
Refrigerator Door Without Trim
TO ATTACH REFRIGERATOR HANDLE:
1. Secure side of handle to door and replace plug button.
2. Secure handle to top of door.
Figure 3 - Handle Reversal
REMOVING STAINLESS STEEL DOORS AND HANDLES
Use care when using tools near surface of stainless steel doors to avoid scratching.
To Remove Doors
Stainless steel doors are not reversible. Follow these steps to remove doors.
1. Remove toe grille and top hinge cover.
2. Remove top hinge and lift freezer door off of center hinge pin. Set door
aside.
3. Unscrew center hinge pin using adjustable wrench and save for
reassembly. Ensure plastic washer stays on hinge pin.
4. Lift refrigerator door off of bottom hinge and set aside.
5. Remove center hinge and shim by removing inside screw and loosening
two outside screws enough to allow hinge to slide out.
6. Remove bottom hinge. Reinsert two outside screws in holes and tighten.
7. Reverse steps 1 - 6 to reinstall doors
To Remove Handles
1. Firmly hold freezer handle while loosening set screws with 3/32” allen
wrench. Remove freezer handle.
2. Repeat step 1 for refrigerator door.
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Typical Handle
Features At A Glance
Ice Maker
Ice Tray
Freezer Light
Ice Bucket
Fixed Door Bin
Freezer Shelf
Freezer
Control
Door Rack
Refrigerator
Control
Dairy Door
Deli Drawer
Cover
Tall Bottle
Retainer
Deli Drawer
Half Shelf
Snugger
Wine Rack
Door Bin
Full Shelf
Special Item Rack
Fixed Door Bin
Mid Level Light
Door Rack
Crisper Cover
Crisper
Drawers
Toe Grille
Features may vary according to model
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Temperature Controls
COOL DOWN PERIOD
To ensure safe food storage, allow the refrigerator to operate with the doors closed for at least 8 to 12 hours before loading
it with food.
REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER CONTROLS
NOTE: When changing control settings, wait 24 hours before making additional adjustments.
TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT
NOTE: When first turning refrigerator on, move refrigerator
and freezer controls to t which is the recommended
initial setting. After 24 hours, adjust the controls as needed.
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Adjust temperature gradually: move the knob in small
increments, allowing the temperature to stabilize.
• For colder temperatures, turn the knob towards Colder.
• For warmer temperatures, turn the knob towards Cold.
Turning the refrigerator control will change temperatures in both
compartments. For example, if the refrigerator control is turned
to a colder setting, the freezer control may have to be adjusted
to a warmer setting. Turning the freezer control will change
only the freezer temperature.
Freezer Control (some models)
To maintain temperatures, a fan circulates air in the refrigerator
and freezer compartments. For good circulation, do not block
cold air vents with food items.
Refrigerator Control (some models)
* IMPORTANT: Turning
the refrigerator temperature control to “0”
turns off the compressor, but does not
disconnect the power to
the light bulb and other
electrical components.
To turn off power to your
refrigerator, you must
unplug the power cord
from the wall outlet.
Refrigerator & Freezer Control (some models)
TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT GUIDE
If Refrigerator compartment Is Too Warm
Turn Refrigerator Control Slightly Towards Colder.
If Refrigerator compartment Is Too Cold
Turn Refrigerator Control Slightly Towards Cold.
If Freezer compartment Is Too Warm
Turn Freezer Control Slightly Towards Colder.
If Freezer compartment Is Too Cold
Turn Freezer Control Slightly Towards Cold.
* To Turn Refrigerator Off
Turn Refrigerator Control To 0.
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Looking Inside
To avoid personal injury or property damage, handle
tempered glass shelves carefully. Shelves may break suddenly if
nicked, scratched, or exposed to sudden temperature change.
SHELF ADJUSTMENT
Refrigerator shelves are easily adjusted to suit individual needs. Before adjusting
the shelves, remove all food.
To adjust sliding shelves:
1 Remove shelf by pulling forward to stop position.
2 Lift front edge up and pull out.
Replace the shelf on any pair of rails by reversing this procedure.
Sliding Wire Shelf
To adjust cantilever shelves:
NOTE: Cantilever shelves are supported at the back of the refrigerator.
Cantilever shelves are available in either glass or wire.
1 Lift front edge up.
2 Pull shelf out.
Replace the shelf by inserting the hooks at rear of the shelf into the wall
bracket. Lower the shelf into the desired slots and lock into position.
SpillSafeTM glass shelves (some models) catch and hold accidental spills. In
some models, the SpillSafeTM shelves slide out for easy access to food and
for fast cleaning. The shelves slide out independently of the cantilever brackets.
Just pull the front of the shelf forward. The shelf can be extended as far as the
stopper will allow but it is not removable from the cantilever bracket.
Sliding Glass Shelf
Full Width Cantilever Glass Shelf
Cantilever Glass Shelf - Fixed and Sliding
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Looking Inside
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DOOR STORAGE
TALL BOTTLE RETAINER (SOME MODELS)
Door bins, shelves, and racks are provided for convenient
storage of jars, bottles, and cans. Frequently used items
can be quickly selected.
The Tall Bottle Retainer keeps tall containers in the bin from
falling forward when opening or closing the refrigerator door.
To install, hold the retainer at the top, and slide it over the
outside wall of the bin, as shown in the diagram. The Tall
Bottle Retainer works best with a Bin Snugger.
Some models have door racks or bins that can accommodate
gallon-sized plastic drink containers and economy-sized jars
and containers. Some racks are adjustable for maximum
storage capacity.
The dairy compartment, which is warmer than the general
food storage section, is intended for short term storage of
cheese, spreads, or butter.
Tall Bottle Retainer (left) and Bin Snugger (right)
SPECIAL ITEM RACK (SOME MODELS)
The innovative design of the Special Item Rack allows you
to store a six-pack of 12 ounce drink cans, a bottle of wine,
a two-liter soft drink bottle, or a carton of eggs. The Special
Item Rack mounts on the left side of your refrigerator. To
install, just slide the Special Item Rack onto any shelf as
shown in the drawing.
Door Rack
ADJUSTABLE DOOR BINS
Some models have adjustable door bins that can be moved
to suit individual needs.
To move door bins
1. Lift bin straight up.
2. Remove bin.
3. Place bin in desired position.
4. Lower bin onto supports until locked in place.
Special Item Rack
Adjustable Door Bin
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CRISPERS (SOME MODELS)
DELI DRAWER (SOME MODELS)
The crispers, located under the bottom refrigerator shelf,
are designed for storing fruits, vegetables, and other fresh
produce. Wash items in clear water and remove excess water
before placing them in the crispers. Items with strong odors
or high moisture content should be wrapped before storing.
Some models are equipped with a Deli Drawer for storage of
luncheon meats, spreads, cheeses, and other deli items.
Deli Drawer
WINE RACK (SOME MODELS)
Crisper Drawer
HUMIDITY CONTROL (SOME MODELS)
The Wine Rack stores bottles of wine, or single two-liter
plastic bottles of juice or soda pop. To install, slide the Wine
Rack onto the shelf with the curve facing in. To remove,
slide the Wine Rack out. Install on either side of shelf.
The Humidity Control, present on some models with crisper
drawers, allows you to adjust the humidity within the crisper.
This can extend the life of fresh vegetables that keep best
in high humidity.
NOTE: Leafy vegetables keep best when stored with the
Humidity Control set on High Humidity, or in a drawer
without a Humidity Control. This keeps incoming air to a
minimum and maintains maximum moisture content.
Wine Rack
Crisper Humidity Control
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Ice Service
If your refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, it will provide a sufficient
supply of ice for normal use. During the initial startup of your refrigerator,
however, no ice will be produced during the first 24 hours of operation. Automatic
ice makers are also optional accessories that may be installed in most models
at any time. Call your local dealer for information.
The ice maker produces 2 to 5 pounds of ice every 24 hours depending on
usage conditions. Ice is produced at a rate of 8 cubes every 80 to 160 minutes.
TURNING YOUR ICE MAKER ON
After the plumbing connections have been completed, the water supply valve
must be opened. Place the ice container under the ice maker, pushing it as far
back as possible. Lower the wire signal arm to its “down” or ON position. New
plumbing connections may cause the first production of ice cubes to be
discolored or have an odd flavor. These first cubes should be discarded until
the cubes produced are free of discoloration and taste.
Ice Maker
TURNING YOUR ICE MAKER OFF
To stop the ice maker, lift the wire signal arm until it clicks and locks in the
“up” or OFF position. The ice maker also turns off automatically when the ice
container is full. If your model has an adjustable freezer shelf, place the shelf
in the lower position, so that the wire signal arm will hit the ice when the
container is full.
IMPORTANT: Your ice maker is shipped with the wire signal arm in the ON position. To ensure proper function of
your ice maker, hook up water supply immediately or turn ice maker OFF by lifting the wire signal arm until it clicks
and locks in the UP position.
Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener can damage the ice maker. If the ice maker is connected
to soft water, ensure that the softener is maintained and working properly.
ICE MAKER TIPS
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Ice cubes stored too long may develop an odd flavor. Empty the ice container and ensure that the wire signal arm is
in its “down” or ON position. The ice maker will then produce more ice.
Occasionally shake the ice container to keep ice separated.
Keep the wire signal arm in its “up” or OFF position until the refrigerator is connected to the water supply or whenever
the water supply is turned off.
The following sounds are normal when the ice maker is operating:
• Motor running
• Ice loosening from tray
• Ice dropping into ice container
• Running water
• Water valve opening or closing
NOTE: For more information on these operations, see Normal Operating Sounds and Sights section on page 17.
Do Not place the ice container in your dishwasher.
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Wash the ice container in warm water with mild detergent. Rinse well and dry.
Stop the ice maker when cleaning the freezer and during vacations.
If the ice maker will be turned off for a long period of time, turn the water supply valve to the closed position.
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Food Storage & Energy Saving Ideas
FOOD STORAGE IDEAS
Fresh Food Storage
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The fresh food compartment should be kept between 34° F and 40° F with an optimum temperature of 37° F.
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 moisture to help preserve the fruit and vegetable quality for longer time periods.
Meat
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Raw meat and poultry should be wrapped securely so leakage and contamination of other foods or surfaces does not
occur.
Frozen Food Storage
• The freezer compartment should be kept at 0° F or lower.
• A freezer operates most efficiently when it is at least 2/3 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 seal them tightly. Trapped air can cause food to dry out,
change color, and develop an off-flavor (freezer burn).
• Wrap fresh meats and poultry with suitable freezer wrap prior to freezing.
• Do not refreeze meat that has completely thawed.
Loading the Freezer
• 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.
• Leave a space between the packages, so cold air can circulate freely, allowing food to freeze as quickly as possible.
• Avoid storing hard-to-freeze foods such as ice cream and orange juice on the freezer door shelves. These foods are
best stored in the freezer interior where the temperature varies less.
ENERGY SAVING IDEAS
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Locate the refrigerator in the coolest part of the room, out of direct sunlight,
and away from heating ducts or registers. Do not place the refrigerator
next to heat-producing appliances such as a range, oven, or dishwasher.
If this is not possible, a section of cabinetry or an added layer of insulation
between the two appliances will help the refrigerator operate more
efficiently.
Level the refrigerator so that the doors close tightly.
Refer to this Use & Care Manual for the suggested temperature control
settings.
Periodic cleaning of the condenser will help the refrigerator run more
efficiently. See the Care and Cleaning Chart on page 18.
Do not overcrowd the refrigerator or block cold air vents. Doing so causes
the refrigerator to run longer and use more energy.
Cover foods and wipe containers dry before placing them in the
refrigerator. This cuts down on moisture build-up inside the unit.
Organize the refrigerator to reduce door openings. Remove as many
items as needed at one time and close the door as soon as possible.
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Normal Operating Sounds & Sights
UNDERSTANDING THE SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
Your new high-efficiency refrigerator may make unfamiliar
sounds. These are all normal sounds and soon will become
familiar to you. They also indicate your refrigerator is operating
as designed. Hard surfaces, such as vinyl or wood floors,
walls, and kitchen cabinets may make sounds more
noticeable. Listed below are descriptions of some of the most
common sounds you may hear, and what is causing them.
A. Evaporator
The flow of refrigerant through the evaporator may
create a boiling or gurgling sound.
B. Evaporator Fan
You may hear air being forced through the refrigerator
by the evaporator fan.
C. Defrost Heater
During defrost cycles, water dripping onto the defrost
heater may cause a hissing or sizzling sound. After
defrosting, a popping sound may occur.
NOTE: Rigid foam insulation is very energy efficient,
but is not a sound insulator.
IMPORTANT: During the automatic defrost cycle, you
may notice a red glow in the vents on the back wall of
your freezer compartment. This is normal during the
defrost cycle.
D. Automatic Ice Maker
If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice
maker, you will hear ice cubes falling into the ice bin.
E. Cold Control & Defrost Timer or Automatic
Defrost Control
These parts can produce a snapping or clicking sound
when turning the refrigerator on and off. The timer also
produces sounds similar to an electric clock.
F. Condenser Fan
If condenser coils are located underneath your
refrigerator as shown in the drawing at the left, you
have a condenser fan. You may hear air being forced
through the condenser by the condenser fan.
G. Compressor
Modern, high-efficiency compressors operate much
faster than older models. The compressor may have a
high-pitched hum or pulsating sound.
H. Water Valve
If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice
maker, you will hear a buzzing sound as the water valve
opens to fill the ice maker during each cycle.
I. Drain Pan (Nonremovable)
You may hear water running into the drain pan during
the defrost cycle. The drain pan will be located on top
of the compressor for air-cooled condensers (black coils
on back of refrigerator).
J. Condenser Coils (Fan-cooled models only)
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Care & Cleaning
Keep your refrigerator and freezer clean to prevent odor build-up. Wipe up any spills immediately and clean both sections at
least twice a year. Never use any type of scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners or strong alkaline solutions on any
surface. Do not wash any removable parts in a dishwasher. Always unplug the electrical power cord from the wall
outlet before cleaning.
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When moving the refrigerator, pull straight out. Do not shift the refrigerator from side to side as this may
tear or gouge the floor covering. If the refrigerator has an automatic ice maker, be careful not to move the
refrigerator beyond the plumbing connections.
Damp objects stick to cold metal surfaces. Do not touch refrigerated surfaces with wet or damp hands.
Never use CHLORIDE to clean stainless steel.
NOTES:
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Turning the refrigerator temperature control to “0” turns off the compressor, but does not disconnect electrical
power to the light bulb or other electrical components. To turn off power to your refrigerator, you must unplug the
power cord from the wall outlet.
Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments which can scratch the appliance surface when removing
adhesive labels. Any glue left from tape or labels can be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild
detergent, or, touch the glue residue with the sticky side of tape you have already removed. Do not remove the
serial plate.
Care & Cleaning Chart
Part
What To Use
Tips and Precautions
Interior/Door
Liner
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Soap and water
Baking soda and water
Use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 quart of warm water. Be sure to wring
excess water out of sponge or cloth before cleaning around controls,
light bulb or any electrical part.
Door Gaskets
•
Soap and water
Wipe gaskets with a clean soft cloth.
Drawers/Bins
•
Soap and water
Do not wash any removable items (bins, drawers, etc.) in dishwasher.
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Soap and water
Glass cleaner
Mild liquid sprays
Soap and water
Mild liquid sprays
Vacuum attachment
Soap and water
Allow glass to warm to room temperature before immersing in warm water.
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Soap and water
Ammonia
Stainless Steel Cleaners
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Condenser Cleaning
Brush is available from
your dealer.
Vacuum Cleaner
•
Vacuum Cleaner
Use the dusting tool attachment on your vacuum to remove dust build-up on
the condenser coils (black tubes and wires) attached to the back of air-cooled
refrigerators only.
•
Soap and water
Some models have defrost water pan located on top of compressor at bottom
rear of refrigerator (see illustration on next page). Wipe water pan with damp
cloth. NOTE: The defrost water pan is NOT removable.
Glass Shelves
Toe Grille
Exterior and
Handles
Exterior and
Handles
(Stainless Steel
Models Only)
Condenser
Coils
(Fan-cooled
models only)
Condenser
Coils
(Air-cooled
models only)
Defrost Water
Pan
Vacuum dust from front of toe grille. Remove toe grille (See illustration on
page 4). Vacuum backside and wipe with sudsy cloth or sponge. Rinse and
dry.
Do not use commercial household cleaners, ammonia, or alcohol to clean
handles.
Never use CHLORIDE to clean stainless steel.
Clean stainless steel front and handles with non-abrasive soapy water and a
dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and a soft cloth. Wipe stubborn spots with an
ammonia-soaked paper towel, and rinse. Use a non-abrasive stainless steel
cleaner. These cleaners can be purchased at most home improvement or
major department stores. Always follow manufacturer's instructions.
NOTE: Always clean, wipe and dry with the grain to prevent cross-grain
scratching. Wash the rest of the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid
detergent. Rinse well, and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
No need to clean unless operating refrigerator under particularly dusty or
greasy conditions, or if there is significant pet traffic in your home. If cleaning
is necessary, remove toe grille and use extended vacuum attachment and
condenser cleaning brush to remove dust build-up from condenser coils (see
item “J” in illustration on page 17 for location).
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Care & Cleaning
NEVER CLEAN CONDENSER (SOME MODELS)
If your refrigerator is
equipped with a
Never
Clean
condenser, there’s
no need to clean the
condenser under
normal operating
conditions. If the
refrigerator
is
operated under
particularly dusty or
greasy conditions, or
Defrost Water Pan (some models)
if there is significant
pet traffic in your home, it may be necessary to periodically
clean the condenser for maximum efficiency.
(continued)
Avoid cuts when replacing light bulbs,
wear gloves.
Freezer Light Cover Removal
REPLACING THE FREEZER LIGHT BULB
(SOME MODELS)
1. Unplug refrigerator.
2. Wear gloves as protection against possible broken
glass.
3. Unsnap light shield as shown.
4. Unscrew and replace old bulb with an appliance bulb
of the same wattage.
5. Replace light shield.
6. Remember to plug the refrigerator back in.
Refrigerator Mid-Level Light Cover Removal
Vacation and Moving Tips
Short
Vacations
Long
Vacations
Moving
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Leave refrigerator operating during vacations of 3 weeks or less.
Use all perishable items from refrigerator compartment.
Turn automatic ice maker off and empty ice bucket, even if you will only be
gone for a few days.
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Remove all food and ice if you will be gone one month or more.
Turn controls to "O" ( the OFF position) and disconnect power.
Turn off automatic ice maker and turn water supply valve to closed position.
Clean interior thoroughly.
Leave both doors open to prevent odors and mold build-up. Block doors open if
necessary.
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Remove all food and ice.
If using handcart, load from side.
Adjust rollers all the way up to protect them during sliding or moving.
Pad cabinet to avoid scratching surface.
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Warranty Information
REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY
Your refrigerator is protected by this warranty
WARRANTY
PERIOD
THROUGH OUR AUTHORIZED SERVICERS,
WE WILL:
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
One year from original
purchase date
Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this
appliance which prove to be defective in materials or
workmanship. Excludes original and replacement Ice
& Water filter cartridges (if equipped). Original and
replacement cartridges are warranted for 30 days
(parts only).
Costs of service calls that are listed under NORMAL
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER. *
LIMITED 2ND-5TH
YEAR WARRANTY
(Cabinet Liner and
Sealed System)
Second through fifth
years from original
purchase date
Repair or replace any parts in the cabinet liner or
Sealed Refrigeration System (compressor, condenser,
evaporator, drier and tubing) which prove to be
defective in materials or workmanship.
Costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance required because
of service. Costs for labor, parts and transportation other than
with respect to the cabinet liner or Sealed Refrigeration System.
LIMITED
WARRANTY
(Applicable to the
State of Alaska)
Time periods listed
above.
All of the provisions of the full warranties above and
the exclusions listed below apply.
Costs of the technician's travel to the home and any costs for
pick up and delivery of the appliance required because of
service.
THE CONSUMER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
In the U.S.A., your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Home Products , Inc. We authorize no person to change or add to any of our obligations
under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by us or an authorized Electrolux Home Products,
Inc. servicer. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp.
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the
items listed below:
1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.
2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in
accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.
3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose
connections or defects in house wiring.
4. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves,etc.,
which are not a part of the appliance when it was shipped from the factory.
5. Damages to finish after installation.
6. Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).
This warranty does not cover the following:
EXCLUSIONS
1. CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL
EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.
NOTE: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
2. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in
ordinary household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.
3. Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than Electrolux Home Products, Inc., Electrolux
Canada Corp. or its authorized servicers; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux Home Products, Inc. parts;
obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power
supply or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.
IF YOU NEED
Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the
SERVICE
warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all
receipts. This written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to
state. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux Home Products, Inc. or Electrolux
Canada Corp.
This warranty only applies in the 50 States of the U.S.A., in Puerto Rico, and in Canada. Product features or specifications as described or illustrated
are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by
Electrolux Canada Corp.
*NORMAL
RESPONSIBILITIES
OF THE CONSUMER
01-U-RE-02 (Rev. 01/2002)
USA
800•944•9044
Electrolux Home Products, Inc
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Canada
866•213•9397
Electrolux Canada Corp.
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario
L5R 4C2
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ATTENTION
To Properly Install Your Refrigerator
See “Installation” Section On Pages 4-5
OR
To Reverse The Doors
See “Door Removal & Reversal” Section On Pages 6-9
Before You Call
Common
Occurrences
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and
expense. This list includes common occurrences that are not the result of
defective workmanship or materials in this appliance.
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Refrigerator does not run.
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•
Ensure plug is tightly pushed into electrical outlet.
Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time-delay fuse. Reset circuit
breaker.
The temperature control is turned to "O".
Refrigerator may be in defrost cycle. Wait 20 minutes and check again.
Freezer temperature too cold.
Refrigerator temperature is
satisfactory.
•
Set freezer control to a warmer setting until freezer temperature is
satisfactory. Allow 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize.
Refrigerator temperature too cold.
Freezer temperature is
satisfactory.
•
Set refrigerator control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours for
temperature to stabilize. Then check freezer temperatures and adjust
as needed.
* Refrigerator is noisy or vibrates.
•
•
The cabinet is not level.
Floor is weak.
Odors in refrigerator.
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•
Interior needs to be cleaned.
Foods that produce odors should be covered or wrapped.
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•
Replace light bulb.
Ensure plug is tightly pushed into electrical outlet.
Light switch may be stuck. Push in light switch, located on the
refrigerator control box, to release.
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•
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•
Ensure the Wire Signal Arm is not in UP position.
Ice maker should produce 4 to 5 pounds of ice in a 24 hour period.
Water supply is turned off.
Water pressure is too low.
The freezer is not cold enough.
Cabinet light not working.
Automatic ice maker not working.
(some models)
* See Normal Operating Sounds and Sights section on page 17.
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