Electrolux 241857202 Refrigerator User Manual

Use & Care Manual
Top Mount
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READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Important Safety Instructions............ 2
Installation........................................... 3
Connecting Water Supply................... 4
Door Removal Instructions................ 5
Temperature Controls......................... 8
Ice Service........................................... 9
Normal Operating Sounds & Sights.. 10
Care and Cleaning.............................. 10
Warranty.............................................. 12
Before you Call.................................... 13
P/N 241857202 (May 2010)
Important Safety Instructions
follow the instructions below to help prevent accidents.
WARNING
Before you throw away your old refrigerator/freezer:
• Remove doors.
Please Read All Instructions Before Using This Refrigerator.
• Leave shelves in place so children may not easily climb
inside.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
• Have refrigerant removed by a qualified service
technician.
• 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.
WARNING
• Do not operate the refrigerator in the presence of
explosive fumes.
These Guidelines Must Be Followed To Ensure That Safety
Mechanisms In This Refrigerator Will Operate Properly.
• 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.
Electrical information
• The refrigerator must be plugged into its own
dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., 15 Amp, AC only electrical
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. Avoid
connecting refrigerator to a Ground Fault Interruptor (GFI)
circuit. Do not use an extension cord or adapter plug.
Definitions
This is the safety alert symbol. It is used to alert you to
potential personal injury hazards. Obey all safety messages that
follow this symbol to avoid possible injury or death.
DANGER
DANGER indicates an imminently hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, will result in death or serious injury.
• If the power cord is damaged, it should be replaced by
an authorized service technician 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.
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation which,
if not avoided, could result in death or serious injury.
• 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.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation which,
if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate injury.
• Do not plug the unit into an electrical outlet controlled by
a wall switch or pull cord to prevent the refrigerator from being turned off accidentally.
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation or maintenance
information which is important but not hazard-related.
Pressing and holding the On/Off button for 3 seconds, located on
the left side of the temperature control panel (Electronic controls),
or turning the Freezer and Fresh Food controls to “0” (Mechanical
controls) will disable your refrigerator’s cooling system, 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 electrical outlet.
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.
proper disposal of your refrigerator
or freezer
CAUTION
Risk of child entrapment
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.
Child entrapment and suffocation are
not problems of the past. Junked or
abandoned 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
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Installation
door opening
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.
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.
Location
• Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet.
Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
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.
• 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.
Leveling
• Consider water supply availability for models equipped with an automatic ice maker.
All four corners of your refrigerator must rest firmly on a solid
floor. Your refrigerator is equipped with adjustable front rollers or
front leveling screws to help level your unit.
To Level Your Refrigerator:
CAUTION
1. Remove toe grille.
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.
2. Use flat-blade
screwdriver or 3/8”
socket wrench to
adjust front rollers. Use
adjustable wrench to
adjust leveling screws.
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.
NOTE
IMPORTANT
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.
If you install your refrigerator in a garage or other unheated
area, you may experience freezer temperature problems
during the winter months when temperatures dip below 55° F.
Upgrading your refrigerator with a Garage Kit will lower the
minimum operating temperature of your unit to 34° F. This kit
can be ordered through the Electrolux Solutions Hotline (see
back cover).
Installation
Installation Clearances
• Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, proper air circulation, and plumbing and electrical connections:
Sides & Top
Back
Raise
Adjustable Front Roller
(some models)
3/8”
1”
NOTE
If you see black coils/tubing on the back of your refrigerator
(air-cooled condenser) leave 3” clearance at top of refrigerator.
3
Stationary Front Roller
with Leveling Screw
(some models)
CONNECTING HOUSEHOLD WATER SUPPLY TO REFRIGERATOR
To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve
1 Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.
WARNING
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.
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 shutoff valve.
3 Remove plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap.
4 If you use copper tubing - Slide brass compression nut,
then ferrule (sleeve) onto water supply line. Push water
supply line into water valve inlet as far as it will go (¼
inch/6.4 mm). Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and
finger tighten compression nut onto valve. Tighten another
half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten. See Figure 1.
CAUTION
To Avoid Property Damage:
• Copper or stainless steel braided tubing is recommended
for the water supply line. Water supply tubing made of ¼”
plastic is not recommended to be used. Plastic tubing
greatly increases the potential for water leaks, and the
manufacturer will not be responsible for any damage if
plastic tubing is used for supply line.
If you use stainless steel tubing - The nut and ferrule
are already assembled on the tubing. Slide compression
nut onto valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut
onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO
NOT over tighten. See Figure 2.
• DO NOT install water supply tubing in areas where temperatures fall below freezing.
5 With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply line
(copper tubing only) to rear panel of refrigerator as shown.
• 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.
6 Coil excess water supply line (copper tubing only) about
2½ turns behind refrigerator as shown and arrange coils
so they do not vibrate or wear against any other surface.
7 Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten any connections that leak.
8 Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power source.
9 To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm (side
mounted) or set the ice maker’s On/Off power switch
to the “I” position (rear mounted).
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.
Plastic Water Tubing
to Ice Maker
Fill Tube
• Access to a household cold water line with water
pressure between 30 and 100 psi.
Steel
Clamp
Brass
Compression
Nut
Ferrule
(Sleeve)
• A water supply line made of ¼ inch (6.4 mm) OD, copper
or stainless steel tubing. To determine the length of tubing
needed, 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).
Copper
water line
Water Valve
Bracket
Valve Inlet
Water Valve
• A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to your household water system. DO NOT use a self-piercing
type shutoff valve.
Copper water line
from household water supply
(Include enough tubing in loop to allow
moving refrigerator out for cleaning.)
• A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting a
copper water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve.
Figure 1
NOTE
Check with your local building authority for recommendations
on water lines and associated materials prior to installing your
new refrigerator. Depending on your local/state building codes,
Electrolux recommends for homes with existing valves its Smart
Choice water line kit 5305513409 (with a 6 ft. stainless steel
water line) and for homes without an existing valve, Frigidaire
recommends its Smart Choice water line kit 5304410264 (with
a 20 ft. copper water line with self-tapping saddle valve). Please
refer to www.frigidaire.com/store for more information.
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Figure 2
Door Removal / reversal Instructions
Tools Necessary:
Plastic
Putty
Knife
(OR)
OR
Pliers
™
Phillips head
or
™
Quadrex head
screwdriver
Socket
Wrench Set
Awl
Adjustable
Wrench
door removal and reversal instructions:
NOTE
Top Hinge
Cover
If you have stainless steel doors -- go to the Removing Stainless Steel Doors and
Handles Section on page 7.
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
Top Hinge
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.
2. Remove top hinge cover. Trace around the hinge with a soft lead pencil. This
makes reinstallation easier. Remove top hinge and lift door off 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.
Door
Stop
Door Stop
Screw
Washer
Hinge
Pin
Bottom
Hinge
Screws
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. Flip toe grille and reinstall.
Toe Grille
18. Plug in electrical power cord and turn refrigerator temperature control to center
position. Adjust setting as necessary.
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Door Removal / reversal Instructions
4. Self-Adhesive Nameplate Models: Use putty knife to
gently peel off nameplate from door and reapply over old handle holes.
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 attach freezer
handle:
To Remove Freezer Handle:
1. Start with handle offset
away from door. Place top
of handle over dovetail
button, swing handle into
upright position and pull
downward, locking it into
place.
(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. Self-Adhesive Nameplate
Models: Gently peel off
nameplate from door and
reapply over old handle
holes.
Trim
Dovetail
Button
Screw
Handle
Screw
Lock Handle
over
Dovetail Button
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.
Handle
Screw
Nameplate
Trim Removal (full-length trim
models only)
Screw
To attach freezer
handle:
1. Reinstall handle on
opposite side, using same
hole as nameplate.
2. Secure bottom of handle
with two screws removed
earlier.
Nameplate
Self Adhesive
Nameplate
(some models)
Self Adhesive
Nameplate
(some models)
2. Attach handle to bottom of door.
To Remove Trim:
3. Slide trim piece straight down onto handle bracket.
1. Remove trim by gently pulling trim lock areas out and
away from door.
To Remove Freezer Handle:
(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)
2. When trim is free from door, slide the trim straight down
and away from base of handle.
1. Remove two screws
attaching handle to
bottom of freezer
door.
NOTE
For models with short handle trim, remove by sliding trim
straight down and off of handle bracket.
2. Remove button plug
using edge of putty
knife.
To remove refrigerator handle:
3. Remove screw on
side of freezer door
and remove handle.
(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)
Figure 1 Style Handles
To attach freezer handle:
1. Remove two screws attaching handle to top of
refrigerator door.
1. Secure side of handle to door and replace button plug.
2. Remove screw attaching bottom of handle to door.
2. Secure handle to bottom of 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
To Remove Freezer Handle:
(Handles may be easier to reverse while doors are off.)
Figure 2 Style Handles
1. Remove two screws attaching handle to bottom of
freezer door.
1. Remove two screws attaching handle to top of
refrigerator door.
2. Swing bottom of handle away from the door and slide
handle straight up and off of dovetail button.
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, using the same holes as nameplate.
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Door Removal / reversal Instructions
3. Remove screw and dovetail button and install on other
side, moving hole plugs from corresponding holes to
opposite side.
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.
Figure 1
2. Insert new adhesive trim locks contained in your
literature pack.
Figure 2
Removing Stainless steel Doors and
handles
3. Install trim to handle by sliding under base of handle.
Carefully align trim and press down at trim lock locations.
CAUTION
4. Use rubbing alcohol to remove any adhesive residue
from old trim lock locations.
Use care when using tools near surface of stainless steel
doors to avoid scratching.
To Remove Refrigerator Handle:
(Handles may be easier to
reverse while doors are off.)
To Remove Doors
Stainless steel doors are not reversible. Follow these steps to
remove doors.
1. Remove two screws
attaching handle to top
of refrigerator door.
1. Remove toe grille and top hinge cover.
2. Remove button plug
using edge of putty knife.
2. Remove top hinge and lift freezer door off of center hinge
pin. Set door aside.
3. Remove screw on side
of refrigerator door and
remove handle.
3. Unscrew center hinge bin using adjustable wrench and
save for reassembly. Ensure plastic washer stays on
hinge pin.
4. Reverse freezer and
refrigerator handles as
shown in figure 3.
4. Lift refrigerator door off
of bottom hinge and set
aside.
Figure 3 - Handle Reversal
5. Remove center hinge
and shim by removing
inside screw and
loosening two outside
screws enough to allow
hinge to slide out.
To attach Refrigerator Handle:
1. Secure side of handle to
door and replace plug
button.
2. Secure handle to top of
door.
6. Remove bottom hinge.
Reinsert two outside
screws in holes and tighten.
7. Reverse steps 1 - 6 to reinstall doors
To Remove Handles
Refrigerator Door Without Trim
1. Firmly hold freezer handle while loosening set screws
with 3/32” allen wrench. Remove freezer handle.
NOTE
2. Repeat step 1 for refrigerator door.
Trim lock must be removed and installed by sliding over the
two donut shaped areas.
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temperature controls
Cool Down Period
Temperature adjustment
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.
• Adjust temperature gradually: move the knob in
small increments, allowing the temperature to
stabilize.
Refrigerator & freezer controls
• For colder temperatures, turn the knob towards Colder.
• For warmer temperatures, turn the knob towards Cold.
NOTE
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.
When making changes to the temperature controls, wait 24
hours for the temperature to stabilize before making additional
changes.
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.
NOTE
When first turning refrigerator on, move refrigerator and
freezer controls to Normal. This is the recommended initial
setting. After 24 hours, adjust the controls as needed.
IMPORTANT
Turning the refrigerator temperature control to “0” turns off
the compressor and prevents the 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.
Freezer Control (some models)
Refrigerator & Freezer Control (some models)
Refrigerator 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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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, no ice will be produced during the first 24
hours of operation. Air in new plumbing lines may cause the ice
maker to cycle two or three times before making a full tray of
ice. With no usage, it will take approximately one to two days to
fill the ice container.
IMPORTANT
Your ice maker is shipped from the factory 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. If the ice maker is not turned off and the
water supply is not connected, the water valve will make
a loud chattering noise.
New plumbing connections may cause the first production of ice
cubes to be discolored or have an odd flavor. Discard ice made
during the first 24 hours.
ICE PRODUCTION: WHAT TO EXPECT
NOTE
The ice maker will produce 2.5 to 3 pounds of ice every 24
hours depending on usage conditions. Ice is produced at a rate
of 8 cubes every 75 to 160 minutes.
Automatic ice makers are also optional accessories that may
be installed in most models at any time. Call your local dealer
for information.
CAUTION
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.
Do Not place the ice container in your dishwasher.
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.
CAUTION
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.
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Normal Operating Sounds & Sights
Understanding The Sounds You May Hear
F. Condenser Fan
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.
NOTE
Rigid foam insulation is very energy efficient, but is not a
sound insulator.
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)
care & cleaning
Replacing the freezer Light Bulb
(some Models)
CAUTION
Avoid cuts when replacing light bulbs, wear gloves.
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.
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.
C. Defrost Heater
6. Remember to plug the refrigerator back in.
never clean condenser (some models)
During defrost cycles, water dripping onto the defrost
heater may cause a hissing or sizzling sound. After
defrosting, a popping sound may occur.
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.
If your refrigerator is
Defrost
equipped with a Never
WaterPan
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 if
there is significant pet
traffic in your home, it
Defrost Water Pan (some models)
may be necessary to
periodically clean the
condenser for maximum efficiency.
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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 metallic scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners or strong alkaline solutions on any surface. Do not
wash any removable parts in a dishwasher. Always unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet before cleaning.
CAUTION
• When moving the refrigerator, pull straight out. Do not shift the refrigerator from side to side as this may damage the
floor. 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.
NOTE
• 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.
NOTE
Do not use abrasive cleaners such as window sprays, scouring cleansers, flammable fluids, cleaning waxes, concentrated
detergents, bleaches, or cleansers containing petroleum products on plastic parts, interior doors, gaskets, or cabinet liners. Do
not use paper towels, scouring pads, or other abrasive cleaning materials.
Care & Cleaning Tips
Part
What To Use
Tips and Precautions
Interior & Door
Liners
•
•
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
Use a soft cloth to clean drawer runners and tracks. Do not wash any removable
items (bins, drawers, etc.) in dishwasher.
Glass Shelves
•
•
•
Soap and water
Glass cleaner
Mild liquid sprays
Allow glass to warm to room temperature before immersing in warm water.
Toe Grille
•
•
•
Soap and water
Vacuum dust from front of toe grille. Remove toe grille (see Installation InstrucMild liquid sprays
tions). Vacuum backside and wipe with sudsy cloth or sponge. Rinse and dry.
Vacuum attachment
Exterior &
Handles
•
•
Soap and water
Non Abrasive
Glass Cleaner
Do not use commercial household cleaners containing ammonia, bleach or alcohol
to clean handles. Use a soft cloth to clean smooth handles. DO NOT use a dry
cloth to clean smooth doors.
Exterior &
Handles
(Stainless
Steel Models
Only)
•
Soap and water
Never use CHLORIDE or cleaners with bleach to clean stainless steel.
•
Stainless Steel
Cleaners
Clean stainless steel front and handles with non-abrasive soapy water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and a soft cloth. 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. Do not use household cleaners containing ammonia or bleach.
NOTE: Always clean, wipe and dry with the grain to prevent scratching. Wash the
rest of the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well, and wipe
dry with a clean soft cloth.
Condenser
Coils (Fancooled models
only)
•
Defrost Water
Pan
•
Condenser
Cleaning Brush is
available from your
dealer.
Vacuum Cleaner
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 “NORMAL OPERATING SOUNDS & SIGHTS”).
•
Soap and water
Some models have defrost water pan located on top of compressor at bottom rear of refrigerator. Wipe water pan with damp cloth. NOTE: The defrost water pan is NOT removable.
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Major appliance warranty information
Major Appliance Warranty Information
Your appliance is covered by a one year limited warranty. For one year from your original date of
purchase, Electrolux will pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this appliance that prove
to be defective in materials or workmanship when such appliance is installed, used and maintained in
accordance with the provided instructions.
Exclusions
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed, altered or cannot be readily determined.
2. Product that has been transferred from its original owner to another party or removed outside the USA or
Canada.
3. Rust on the interior or exterior of the unit.
4. Products purchased “as-is” are not covered by this warranty.
5. Food loss due to any refrigerator or freezer failures.
6. Products used in a commercial setting.
7. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in materials or workmanship, or for appliances
not in ordinary household use or used other than in accordance with the provided instructions.
8. Service calls to correct the installation of your appliance or to instruct you how to use your appliance.
9. 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 is shipped from the factory.
10. Service calls to repair or replace appliance light bulbs, air filters, water filters, other consumables, or
knobs, handles, or other cosmetic parts.
11. Surcharges including, but not limited to, any after hour, weekend, or holiday service calls, tolls, ferry trip
charges, or mileage expense for service calls to remote areas, including the state of Alaska.
12. Damages to the finish of appliance or home incurred during installation, including but not limited to floors,
cabinets, walls, etc.
13. Damages caused by: services performed by unauthorized service companies; use of parts other than
genuine Electrolux parts or parts obtained from persons other than authorized service companies; or
external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power supply, accidents, fires, or acts of God.
DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES; LIMITATION OF REMEDIES
CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY UNDER THIS LIMITED WARRANTY SHALL BE PRODUCT
REPAIR OR REPLACEMENT AS PROVIDED HEREIN. CLAIMS BASED ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, ARE LIMITED TO ONE YEAR
OR THE SHORTEST PERIOD ALLOWED BY LAW, BUT NOT LESS THAN ONE YEAR. ELECTROLUX SHALL NOT
BE LIABLE FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL
EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN LIMITED WARRANTY OR ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTY. SOME STATES AND PROVINCES DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF INCIDENTAL
OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, OR LIMITATIONS ON THE DURATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THESE
LIMITATIONS OR EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. THIS WRITTEN WARRANTY GIVES YOU SPECIFIC
LEGAL RIGHTS. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM STATE TO STATE.
If You Need
Service
Keep your receipt, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record to establish the warranty period
should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all receipts.
Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux at the addresses or phone
numbers below.
This warranty only applies in the USA and Canada. In the USA, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Major Appliances
North America, a division of Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp.
Electrolux authorizes no person to change or add to any obligations under this warranty. Obligations for service and parts under
this warranty must be performed by Electrolux or an authorized service company. Product features or specifications as described
or illustrated are subject to change without notice.
USA
1.800.944.9044
Electrolux Major Appliances
North America
10200 David Taylor Drive
Charlotte, NC 28262
Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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Before You Call
1-800-944-9044 (United States)
Visit our web site at
www.frigidaire.com.
1-800-668-4606 (Canada)
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.
Refrigerator does not run.
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 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.
See Normal Operating Sounds and Sights section.
Odors in refrigerator.
Interior needs to be cleaned.
Foods that produce odors should be covered or wrapped.
Cabinet light not working.
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.
Automatic ice maker not working
(some models).
Ensure the Wire Signal Arm is not in UP position.
Ice maker should produce 2.5 to 3 pounds of ice in a 24 hour period.
Water supply is turned off.
Water pressure is too low.
The freezer is not cold enough.
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