Use & care guide | Frigidaire 134683400 Washer User Manual

All about the
Use & Care
of your
Refrigerator
TA B L E O F C O N T E N T S
Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser..........................13
Features at a Glance...............................................4
Changing the Filter...............................................15
Installation............................................................5
Normal Operating Sounds and Sights.....................16
Door Removal Instructions......................................7
Care and Cleaning................................................17
Connecting Water Supply........................................9
Before you Call.....................................................18
Controls...............................................................10
Major Appliance Warranty.....................................20
Storage Features..................................................12
www.frigidaire.com USA 1-800-944-9044
www.frigidaire.ca Canada 1-800-265-8352
242063600 (December 2009)
Important Safety Instructions..................................2
Important Safety Instructions
WARNING
Please read all instructions before using this
refrigerator.
For your Safety
• 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 presence 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.
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.
Installation Checklist
Doors
 Handles are secure and tight
 Door seals completely to cabinet on all sides
 Freezer door is level across the top
Leveling
 Refrigerator is level, side-to-side and tilted
1/4” (6mm) front-to-back
 Toe grille is properly attached to refrigerator
 Cabinet is setting solid on all corners
Electrical Power
 House power turned on
 Refrigerator plugged in
Ice Maker
 House water supply connected to refrigerator
 No water leaks present at all connections recheck in 24 hours
 Ice maker is turned ON
 Ice & water dispenser operates correctly
 Front filter must be flush with filter housing
(select models)
Final Checks
 Shipping material removed
WARNING
WARNING indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, could result in death or serious
injury.
CAUTION
CAUTION indicates a potentially hazardous situation
which, if not avoided, may result in minor or moderate
injury.
IMPORTANT
IMPORTANT indicates installation, operation or
maintenance information which is important but not
hazard-related.
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 Fresh food and freezer temperatures set
 Crisper humidity controls set
 Registration card sent in
Important Safety Instructions
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
Risk of child entrapment
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 follow the instructions below to help prevent
accidents.
Proper Disposal of Refrigerators/Freezers
We strongly encourage responsible appliance recycling/
disposal methods. Check with your utility company or
visit www.recyclemyoldfridge.com for more information
on recycling your old refrigerator.
Before you throw away
your old refrigerator/
freezer:
• Remove doors.
• Leave shelves in place
so children may not
easily climb inside.
Fault Interrupter (GFI) circuit. Do not use an
extension cord or adapter plug.
• 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.
• 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 electrical outlet
controlled by a wall switch or pull cord to prevent
the refrigerator from being turned off accidentally.
IMPORTANT
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.
• Have refrigerant
removed by a qualified
service technician.
WARNING
These guidelines must be followed to ensure that
safety mechanisms in this refrigerator will operate
properly.
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
CAUTION
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.
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Features At A Glance
Features may vary according to model
®
SpillSafe
Adjustable Shelf
®
SpillSafe
Adjustable Shelf
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Installation
This Use & Care Guide provides general operating
instructions for your model. Use the refrigerator only as
instructed in this Use & Care Guide. Before starting the
refrigerator, follow these important first steps.
Location
• 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.
Toe Grille Installation and Removal
To install toe grille
1 Open both doors. Slide left and right sides of toe
grille over lower hinges of refrigerator.
2 While pushing toe grille firmly against cabinet,
fasten bottom clips of toe grille to cabinet.
3 Fasten top clips to cabinet.
4 Close the doors. Fasten right and left side clips
into groove of bottom hinge.
• 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. If you do
not hook up water to the refrigerator, remember to
turn the ice maker off.
CAUTION
To 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.
1 With both doors closed, unfasten right and left side
clips of toe grille from bottom hinge groove.
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.
3 Pull toe grille outward toward your body and off of
lower hinges.
2 Open both doors. Press firmly on top of toe grille
until top of toe grille pops off.
Installation
Installation clearances
• Allow the following clearances for ease of
installation, proper air circulation, and plumbing
and electrical connections:
Sides & Top
Back
/8 inch
1 inch
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 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.
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Installation
Door Opening
 NOTE
The refrigerator doors are designed to shut by
themselves within a 20 degree opening.
Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy
access to a counter or table when removing food. For
best use of drawers and freezer baskets, the refrigerator
should be in a position where both the refrigerator and
freezer doors can be fully opened.
Guidelines for final positioning of your
refrigerator:
To level the doors using the adjustable lower
hinge (some models):
1 Before leveling either door, remove set screw that
locks door height into position. (The door cannot
be adjusted without set screw removed).
2 If the refrigerator door is lower than the freezer
door, raise the refrigerator door by turning the
adjustment screw clockwise using a 7/16 inch
wrench. (See illustration.)
3 If the freezer door is lower than the refrigerator
door, raise the freezer door by turning the
adjustment screw clockwise using a 7/16 inch
wrench. (See illustration.)
• All four corners of the cabinet must rest firmly on
the floor.
• The cabinet should be level at the front and rear.
• The sides should tilt ¼ inch (6 mm) from front to
back (to ensure that doors close and seal properly).
• Doors should align with each other and be level.
All of these conditions can be met by
raising or lowering the adjustable front
rollers.
To level the cabinet using the front rollers:
1 Open both doors and remove the toe grille (see
“Toe Grille Installation and Removal” in the
“Installation” section).
2 Close the doors and use a flat-blade screwdriver or
3
/8 inch socket wrench to raise or lower the front
rollers.
3 Ensure both doors are bind-free with their seals
touching the cabinet on all four sides.
4 After leveling, verify door stop contacts lower hinge
and top of door does not contact upper hinge
through full movement of door (from fully closed to
fully open).
5 Reinstall set screw, locking the door height.
Open Door
7/16” Wrench
and 3/32” Hex Key
(some models)
Door Stop
Flange
Hinge
Flange
Set Screw
(some models)
Hinge
6 Replace the toe grille by fitting it into place
(see “Toe Grille Installation and Removal” in the
“Installation” section).
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Door Removal Instructions
Getting through narrow spaces
If your refrigerator will not fit through an entrance area, you can reduce its size by removing the doors. Check first by
measuring the entrance.
Required Tools
You will need the following tools:
Top Hinge
Cover Rear
Screw
Top Hinge
Cover Front
Screw
Top
Hinge
Screw
Tools Necessary:
AND
Bottom
Hinge
Screw
™
Phillips Head
OR
OR
Socket
Wrench Set
Adjustable
Wrench
3/8” Fixed
Wrench
To prepare for removing the doors:
1 Make sure the electrical power cord is unplugged from the wall outlet.
2 Open both doors and remove the toe grille (as explained in the Installation
Instructions that came with your appliance).
3 Remove any food from the door shelves.
4 Close the doors.
To remove the refrigerator top hinge cover:
1 Remove the three screws from each cover over the top door hinges.
2 Lift hinge cover straight up and off.
To remove the refrigerator door:
1 Trace lightly around the door’s top hinge with a pencil. This makes reinstallation
easier.
2 Remove the two screws from the top hinge. Lift the door off of the bottom hinge
and set it aside.
3 Remove the two bottom hinge screws and hinge if necessary.
CAUTION
Be sure doors are set aside in a secure
position where they cannot fall and cause
personal injury.
Adjustable Hinge
(some models)
Non-Adjusting Hinge
(some models)
To reinstall the refrigerator door, reverse the above steps.
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Door Removal Instructions
To remove the freezer top hinge cover:
1 Remove the two screws from each cover over the
top door hinges.
3 Detach the water tube from the connector located below the freezer door. The connector
releases when you press its outer sleeve inward.
2 Lift hinge cover straight up and off.
To remove the freezer door:
Adjustable Hinge (some models)
1 Detach the multi-wire cable connector located
above the top hinge. Grasp both sides of the
connector firmly and pull apart.
Non-Adjusting Hinge (some models)
4 Remove the screws from the top hinge and pull the multi-wire cable through it. Lift the door off of the bottom hinge.
2 Trace lightly around the hinge with a pencil. This makes reinstallation easier.
5 Remove the two bottom hinge screws and hinge if necessary.
6 Lay the door on its side to avoid damage to the water tube extending from the bottom hinge.
To reinstall the freezer door, reverse the above steps.
Once both doors are in place, ensure they are aligned
with each other and level (Please see “To level the doors
using the lower hinge” for models with adjustable lower
hinges or “To level the cabinet using the front rollers”
for models with the non-adjustable lower hinges in the
“Installation” section.), then replace the top hinge cover.
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Connecting the Water Supply
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.
CAUTION
To Avoid Property Damage:
•Copper or Stainless Steel braided tubing is
recommended for the water supply line. Water
supply tubing made of ¼ inch 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 the 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 30 and 100 psi.
• A water supply line made of ¼ inch (6.4mm) 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).
• A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to
your household water system. DO NOT use a selfpiercing type shutoff valve.
• A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting
a copper water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve.
 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, Electrolux recommends its Smart Choice
water® line kit 5305510264 (with a 20 ft. Copper Water
Line with self-tapping saddle valve). Please refer to
www.frigidaire.com/store for more information.
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 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.
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.
5. With steel clamp and screw, secure water
supply line (copper tubing only) to rear panel of
refrigerator as shown.
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).
Plastic Water Tubing
to Ice Maker
Fill Tube
Steel
Clamp
Brass
Compression
Nut
Ferrule
(Sleeve)
Copper
water line
Water Valve
Bracket
Valve Inlet
Water Valve
Copper water line
from household water supply
(Include enough tubing in loop to allow
moving refrigerator out for cleaning.)
Figure 1
Figure 2
IMPORTANT
After connecting the water supply, refer to “How to Prime
the Water Supply System” for important information about
priming an empty water supply system.
Your refrigerator’s water supply system includes several tubing
lines, a water filter, a water valve, and a water tank. To ensure
that your water dispenser works properly, this system must
be completely filled with water when your refrigerator is first
connected to the household water supply line.
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Controls
Iceman Lite
User Interface
Your refrigerator is equipped with a user interface display.
Touch an icon (Water/Cube/Crush) to activate the
desired dispenser mode.
IMPORTANT
Pressing the power off icon does not turn off power to
your refrigerator. You must unplug the power cord from
the wall outlet.
light on-off
On / Off
Setting Cooling Temperatures
control lock
Press and hold for three (3) seconds
to activate and deactivate. This
restricts undesired changes to the
refrigerator’s settings and prevents
use of the ice and water dispenser.
Press the ∧ or ∨ indicator to adjust the temperature to
the desired setting. The temperature display will begin
to blink with the first touch. After five (5) seconds
of inactivity, the display will beep to accept the new
temperature.
water filter
Touch to display filter condition
status. Press and hold for three (3)
seconds to reset.
C/F Touch to toggle display from Fahrenheit to Celsius. Press and hold
for three (3) seconds for display
on-off. When active, it allows the
display of the freezer and fridge
temps.
power on-off
Press and hold for three (3) seconds
to turn off the cooling system to
clean the refrigerator. It also turns
off all dispenser functions. The temperature display will read OFF.
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Controls
LCD
User Interface
Your refrigerator is equipped with a user interface display.
It is only necessary to touch the glass. There is no need
to press with force.
Touch an icon (Water/Cube/Crush) to activate the
desired dispenser mode.
light on-off
On / Off
control lock
Press and hold for three (3) seconds
to activate and deactivate. The
Lock icon will be displayed in the
LCD window. This restricts undesired changes to the refrigerator’s
settings and prevents use of the ice
and water dispenser.
filter reset
Touch to display filter condition
status. Press and hold for three (3)
seconds to reset.
C/F Touch to toggle display from Fahrenheit to Celsius.
power on-off
Press and hold for three (3) seconds
to turn off the cooling system to
clean the refrigerator. It also turns
off all dispenser functions. The temperature display will read OFF.
IMPORTANT
Pressing the power off icon does not turn off power to
your refrigerator. You must unplug the power cord from
the wall outlet.
Setting Cooling Temperatures
Press set temp to choose which compartment,
refrigerator or freezer, to adjust. The temperature display
will begin to blink with the first touch. Touch button next
to + or - to adjust the temperature to the desired setting.
After five (5) seconds of inactivity, the display will beep to
accept the new temperature.
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Storage Features
CAUTION
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. See “Glass Shelves” in Care &
Cleaning Chart.
fresh produce. The fresh drawers feature humidity control
which allows you to adjust the humidity within the
drawer. This can extend the life of fresh vegetables that
keep best in high humidity. 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.
Cantilever Shelf Adjustment
Refrigerator shelves are easily adjusted to suit individual
needs. Before adjusting the shelves, remove all food.
Cantilever shelves are supported at the back of the
refrigerator.
To adjust cantilever shelves:
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 their mounting
brackets. Just pull the front of the shelf forward. Shelves
can be extended as far as the stopper will allow but are
not removable from their mounting brackets.
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 NOTE
Leafy vegetables keep best when stored with the
humidity control set on Higher Humidity, or in a
drawer without a Humidity Control. This keeps incoming
air to a minimum and maintains maximum moisture
content.
Crispers
Crispers allow you the flexibility to
store any manner of items including
fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc.
Crispers do not feature humidity
controls.
Cool Drawer (some models)
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Cantilever Glass Shelf
Crisper Humidity Control
Cantilever Sliding Glass Shelf
Door storage
Door bins and shelves are provided for convenient
storage of jars, bottles, and cans. Frequently used items
can be quickly selected.
Some models have door bins that can accommodate
gallon-sized plastic drink containers and economysized jars and containers. Some bins are adjustable for
maximum storage capacity.
Crisper Drawer
Some models are equipped with a Cool Drawer for
storage of luncheon meats, spreads, cheeses, and
other deli items. This drawer does not have a separate
temperature control
Chill Drawer (some models)
Some models are equipped with a Chill Drawer. Chill
Drawer temperatures can be adjusted by sliding the Chill
Drawer Temperature Control in either direction. Use this
pan for short term storage of bulk meat items. If meats
are to be kept longer than one or two days, they should
be frozen. The Chill Drawer is fixed and cannot be moved
up or down. If fruits or vegetables are to be stored in the
Chill Drawer, set the Chill Drawer Temperature Control to
a warmer setting to prevent freezing.
The dairy compartment, which is warmer than the
general food storage section, is intended for short term
storage of cheese, spreads, or butter.
Fresh Drawers with Humidity Control
(some models)
The fresh drawers, located under the bottom refrigerator
shelf, are designed for storing fruits, vegetables, and other
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Chill Drawer
with Temperature Control
Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser
Priming the Water Supply System
Your refrigerator’s water supply system includes several
tubing lines, an advanced water filter, a distribution valve
bank, and a reserve tank to ensure ample supply to the
ice and water dispenser at all times. This system needs
to be completely filled with water when first connected to
an external supply line.
CAUTION
For proper dispenser operation, recommended water
supply pressure should fall between 30 psi and 100
psi. Excessive pressure may cause water filter to
malfunction.
To prime the water supply system:
IMPORTANT
Your ice maker is turned on at the factory so it can
work as soon as you install your refrigerator. If you
cannot connect a water supply, turn the ice maker’s
On/Off switch to Off. Otherwise, the ice maker’s
fill valve may make a loud chattering noise when it
attempts to operate without water.
Turning the Ice Maker On and Off
Ice production is controlled by the ice maker’s On/Off
power switch. To gain access to the ice maker, pull the
extra shelf out (some models). Press the switch to the
“O” position to turn it Off and press to the “I” position to
turn it On.
ON
1 Begin filling the tank by pressing and holding a
drinking glass against the water dispenser paddle.
OFF
2 Keep the glass in this position until water comes
out of the dispenser. It may take about 1½
minutes.
Wire
Signal Arm
OFF
ON
Wire
Signal Arm
3 Continue dispensing water for about four minutes
to flush the system and plumbing connections of
any impurities (stopping to empty the glass as
necessary).
 NOTE
The water dispenser has a built-in device that shuts
off the water flow after three minutes of continuous
use. To reset this shutoff device, simply release the
dispenser paddle.
Ice Maker Operation & Care
The ice maker, ice bin, and dispenser feeding mechanism
are located in the top of the freezer compartment. After
the refrigerator is installed properly and has cooled for
several hours, the ice maker can produce ice within 24
hours. It can completely fill an ice bin in about two days.
The ice maker produces four to six pounds of ice every
24 hours depending on usage conditions. Ice is produced
at a rate of eight cubes every 75 to 90 minutes.
Using the Ice Maker after Installation
Before making ice for the first time, be sure to prime the
water supply system. Air in new plumbing lines can result
in two or three empty ice maker cycles. Furthermore,
if the system is not flushed, the first ice cubes may be
discolored or have an odd flavor.
 NOTE
The ice maker also has a built-in wire signal arm, that
automatically stops ice production when the ice bin is
full. This signal arm should not be used to manually
stop the ice maker.
IMPORTANT
Small ice cubes or ice chips jamming in the ice maker
may be a sign that your water filter needs changing.
If you have a side mounted ice maker you may also
experience hollow cubes partially frozen cubes with
water inside. When these cubes are harvested, they
break open and spill water over the other ice cubes in
the ice container, forming a solid mass of ice. As the
water filter nears the end of its useful life and becomes
clogged with particles, less water is delivered to the ice
maker during each cycle. The ice maker can’t fill every
cube in the ice maker mold, leading to small cubes
or chips that can get caught between the ice ejector
blades and the stripper. Remember, if your ice maker
is jamming with small ice cubes or it’s been six months
or longer since you last changed your water filter
replace the water filter with a new one. Poor quality
household water may require the filter to be changed
more frequently.
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Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser (Continued)
Ice Maker/Dispenser Tips
• Ice cubes stored too long may develop an odd
flavor. Empty the ice container as explained below.
• Occasionally shake the ice container to keep ice
separated.
• If your refrigerator is not connected to a water
supply or the water supply is turned off, turn off
the ice maker by pressing the On/Off switch.
• If you need a large quantity of ice at one time, it is
best to get cubes directly from the ice container.
• The following sounds are normal when the ice
maker is operating:
- Motor running - Ice dropping into ice container
- Water valve opening or closing
- Ice loosening from tray
- Running water
• When dispensing ice, you will hear a snapping
or clicking sound when the ice chute opens and
closes.
• Turn off the ice maker when cleaning the freezer
and during vacations.
- If you turn off the ice maker for a long period of
time, you should also turn off the water supply
valve.
CAUTION
Chemicals from a malfunctioning water softener
can damage the ice maker. If the water supply to
your refrigerator is softened, be sure the softener is
maintained to work properly.
Cleaning the Ice Maker
Clean the ice maker and ice bin at regular intervals,
particularly before you take a vacation or move.
To clean the ice maker:
1 Turn off ice production by pressing the ice maker’s
Off/On switch.
2 Remove the ice bin by lifting up and out.
3 Empty and carefully clean the ice bin with mild
detergent. Rinse with clear water. Do not use harsh
or abrasive cleaners.
4 Allow the ice bin to dry completely before replacing
in the freezer.
5 Remove ice chips and clean the ice bin shelf and
the freezer door chute.
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6 Replace the ice bin. Press the ice maker’s Off/On
switch to resume ice production.
Remove and empty the ice storage bin if:
• An extended power failure (one hour or longer)
causes ice cubes in the ice storage bin to melt and
freeze together, jamming the dispenser mechanism.
• You do not use the ice dispenser frequently. Ice
cubes will freeze together in the bin, jamming the
dispenser mechanism.
Remove the ice storage bin and shake to loosen the
cubes or clean as explained above.
CAUTION
NEVER use an ice pick or similar sharp instrument to
break up the ice. This could damage the ice storage bin
and dispenser mechanism.
IMPORTANT
When removing or replacing the ice bin, DO NOT rotate
the auger in the ice bin. If the auger is accidentally
rotated, you must realign the auger by turning it in
90 degree turns (see below) until the ice bin fits into
place with the drive mechanism. If the auger is
not properly aligned when replacing the ice bin, the
refrigerator will only dispense Crushed Ice. The freezer
door may also not close properly causing warm air to
leak into the freezer.
CHANGING THE FILTER
Locating the Filters
Your refrigerator is equipped with water filtering system.
The water filter system filters all dispensed drinking
water, as well as the water used to produce ice.
Water Filter
The water filter is located at the top right side of the
fresh food compartment.
Replacing the Water Filter
In general, you should change the water filter every six
months to ensure the highest possible water quality.
Water Filter Status on the user interface prompts you
to replace the filter after a standard amount of water
(200 gallons/757 liters for PureSource 3TM) has flowed
through the system.
If your refrigerator has not been used for a period of time
(during moving for example), change the filter before
reinstalling the refrigerator.
More about your Advanced Water Filter
The PureSource 3TM ice and water filter
system is tested and certified to NSF/ANSI
Standards 42 and 53 for the reduction of claims
specified on the performance data sheet.
Do not use with water that is microbiologically unsafe or
of unknown quality without adequate disinfection before
or after the system. Systems certified for cyst reduction
may be used on disinfected waters that may contain
filterable cysts.
Test & certification results:
• Rated Capacity - 200 gallons/757 liters for
PureSource 3TM ice and water filter
• Rated service flow - .50 gallons per minute
• Operating Temp.: Min. 33°F, Max. 100°F
• Maximum Rated Pressure - 100 pounds per square
inch
• Recommended Minimum Operating Pressure: 30
pounds per square inch
To replace your PureSource 3TM water filter:
It is not necessary to turn the water supply off to change
the filter. Be ready to wipe up any small amounts of water
released during the filter replacement.
1 Turn Off the ice maker power switch.
2 Remove the filter by pushing on the end/face of the
filter.
3 Slide the old water filter cartridge straight out of the
housing and discard it.
Ordering Replacement Filters
To order your replacement filters, please visit our online
store at www.frigidaire.com/store, by calling toll-free
at 877-808-4195, or by visiting the dealer where you
purchased your refrigerator. Electrolux recommends
that you order extra filters when you first install your
refrigerator, and that you replace your filters at least once
every six months.
Here is the product number to request when ordering:
PureSource 3TM Water Filter
Part #WF3CB
4 Unpackage the new filter cartridge. Using the
alignment guide, slide it gently into the filter housing
until it stops against the snap-in connector at the
back of the housing.
5 Push firmly until the cartridge snaps into
place (you should hear a click as the cartridge
engages the snap-in connector).
6 Press a drinking glass against the water dispenser
while checking for any leaks at the filter housing.
Any spurts and sputters that occur as the system
purges air out of the dispenser system are normal.
7 After filling one glass of water, continue flushing the
system for about four minutes.
8 Turn On the ice maker.
9 Press and hold the Water Filter button on the Ice
& Water Dispenser control panel for three seconds.
When the display changes from Red to Green, the
status has been reset.
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Normal Operating Sounds and sights
Understanding the Sounds you may Hear
Your new, high-efficiency refrigerator may introduce
unfamiliar sounds. These sounds normally indicate
your refrigerator is operating correctly. Some surfaces
on floors, walls, and kitchen cabinets may make these
sounds more noticeable.
Following is a list of major components in your
refrigerator and the sounds they can cause:
A Evaporator 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.
D Automatic ice maker When ice has been
produced, you will hear ice cubes falling into the
ice bin.
E Electronic control & automatic defrost
control These parts can produce a snapping or
clicking sound when turning the cooling system on
and off.
F Condenser fan You may hear air being forced
through the condenser.
G Compressor Modern, high-efficiency compressors
run much faster than in the past. The compressor
may have a high-pitched hum or pulsating sound.
H Water valve Makes a buzzing sound each time it
opens to fill the ice maker.
I Drain pan (not removable) You may hear water
dripping into the drain pan during the defrost cycle.
J Condenser May create minimal sounds from
forced air.
K Motorized damper May produce a light
humming during operation.
L Ice chute When dispensing ice, you will hear
a snapping or clicking sound when the solenoid
opens and closes the ice chute.
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 NOTE
Energy efficient foam in your refrigerator is not a sound
insulator.
 NOTE
During automatic defrost cycle, a red glow in the back
wall vents of your freezer compartment is normal.
Care & Cleaning
Protecting your investment
Keeping your refrigerator clean maintains appearance and prevents odor build-up. Wipe up any spills immediately and clean the
freezer and fresh food compartments at least twice a year. When cleaning, take the following precautions:
• Never use CHLORIDE or cleaners with bleach to clean stainless steel.
• Do not wash any removable parts in a dishwasher.
• Always unplug the electrical power cord from the wall outlet before cleaning.
• Remove adhesive labels by hand. Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments which can scratch the appliance surface.
• Do not remove the serial plate.
Do not use abrasive cleaners such as window sprays, scouring cleansers, brushes, 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, metallic scouring pads, or other abrasive cleaning materials or strong alkaline solutions.
 NOTE
If you set your temperature controls to turn off cooling, power to lights and other electrical components will continue until you
unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
CAUTION
• Pull the refrigerator straight out to move it. Shifting it from side to side may damage flooring. 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.
IMPORTANT
If you store or move your refrigerator in freezing temperatures, be sure to completely drain the water supply system. Failure to do so
could result in water leaks when the refrigerator is put back into service. Contact a service representative to perform this operation.
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.
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
Mild liquid sprays
Vacuum attachment
Vacuum dust from front of toe grille. Remove toe grille (see Installation
Instructions). Vacuum backside, wipe with sudsy cloth or sponge. Rinse
and dry.
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.
Replacing Light
Bulbs
•
•
•
•
•
•
Unplug refrigerator
Wear gloves
Remove light cover
Replace old bulb
Replace light cover
Plug in the refrigerator
CAUTION: Wear gloves when replacing light bulbs to avoid getting cut.
Use same wattage when replacing bulb
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Before You Call
1-800-944-9044 (United States)
Visit our web site at
www.frigidaire.com.
1-800-265-8352 (Canada)
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER
Ice maker is not making any ice.
•
Ice maker wire signal arm is in
the “up” or OFF position.
Ice maker power switch is Off.
Ice maker has small cube
caught in mechanism.
Saddle valve on cold water
pipe is clogged or restricted by
foreign material.
•
•
Ice maker is producing less ice
than you expect.
•
•
Check to see if water dispenser
•
is dispensing slower than normal.
•
•
•
Ice maker is not making enough ice.
•
•
•
Move wire signal arm to the “down” or ON position. (side
mounted)
Turn power switch to On (“I”) position. (rear mounted)
Remove small cube from ice maker. The ice and water
filter cartridge may be clogged. Replace filter cartridge.
Turn off household water line valve. Remove valve. Ensure that valve is not a self-piercing saddle valve. Clean
valve. Replace valve if necessary.
Side mounted ice maker should produce 4 to 4.5 pounds
(approximately 4 quarts) of ice every 24 hours. A rear
mounted ice maker should produce 3 to 4 pounds (approximately 3½ quarts) of ice every 24 hours. Quick Ice
option should produce up to 50% more ice every 24 hours.
If it is, replace the ice and water filter cartridge.
Ice maker will not stop •
making ice.
Ice maker wire signal arm is
being held down by some item
in the freezer.
Ice cubes are freezing
together.
•
Ice cubes are not being used
•
frequently enough.
Ice cubes are hollow (partially
•
frozen cubes with water inside).
Freezer control is set too warm. •
Remove ice container and discard ice from container. Ice
maker will produce fresh supply.
The ice and water filter cartridge may be clogged. Replace
filter cartridge.
Set freezer control to colder setting. Allow 24 hours for
temperature to stabilize.
•
Ice storage container is empty.
•
•
Freezer temperature is set too
warm.
•
•
Household water line valve is
not open.
•
•
Ice dispensing arm has been held
in for more than 4-5 minutes.
•
When the first supply of ice is dropped into the container,
the dispenser should operate.
Turn freezer control to a higher setting so that ice cubes
will be made. When first supply of ice is made, dispenser
should operate.
Open household water line valve. Allow sufficient time
for the ice to be made. When ice is made, the dispenser
should operate.
Motor is overloaded. Motor over load protector will reset in
approximately 3 minutes. Ice can then be dispensed.
•
Ice has melted and frozen
around auger due to infrequent
use, temperature fluctuations,
and/or power outages.
Ice cubes are jammed between
ice maker and back of ice
container.
•
Remove ice container, thaw, and empty the contents.
Clean container, wipe dry, and replace in proper position.
When new ice is made, dispenser should operate.
•
Remove ice cubes that are jamming the dispenser.
Door was closed too hard, causing other door to open slightly.
Refrigerator is not level. It
rocks on the floor when moved
slightly.
Refrigerator is touching a wall
or cabinet.
•
Close both doors gently.
•
•
Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately support
the refrigerator. Contact a carpenter to correct a sagging
or sloping floor.
Ensure floor is level and solid, and can adequately support
the refrigerator. Contact a carpenter to correct a sagging
or sloping floor.
Food is touching shelf on top of
drawer.
Track that drawers slide on is
dirty.
•
•
•
Remove top layer of items in drawer.
Ensure drawer is properly installed on track.
Clean drawer, rollers, and track. See Care & Cleaning.
•
•
•
Move item and release wire signal arm. Remove any ice
cubes that are frozen together over the wire signal arm.
ICE DISPENSER
Dispenser will not dispense ice.
Ice dispenser is
jammed.
•
OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS
Door(s) will not close.
•
•
•
Drawers are difficult to •
move.
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Before You Call (continued)
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR
Compressor does not
run.
•
•
•
•
•
Refrigerator runs too
much or too long.
•
•
•
•
Set freezer control.
•
Plug at electrical outlet is disconnected.
House fuse blown or tripped
circuit breaker.
Power outage.
•
This is normal for a fully automatic defrost refrigerator.
The defrost cycle occurs periodically, lasting about 30
minutes.
Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
•
•
Room or outside weather is
•
hot.
Doors are opened too frequent- •
ly or too long.
Fresh Food/freezer door may
•
be slightly open.
•
Thermostat keeps the refrigera- •
tor at a constant temperature.
This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and off to keep temperature constant.
Freezer control is set too cold.
•
•
Fresh Food/freezer gasket is
dirty, worn, cracked, or poorly
fitted.
Condenser is dirty.
•
•
Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time-delay fuse. Reset
circuit breaker.
Check house lights. Call local electric company.
It’s normal for the refrigerator to work longer under these
conditions.
Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it to run more.
Open doors less often.
Ensure refrigerator is level. Keep food and contains from
blocking door. See PROBLEM column OPENING/CLOSING
OF DOORS/DRAWERS.
Set Fresh Food control to warmer setting until refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory. Allow 24 hours for temperature to stabilize.
Clean or change gasket. Leaks in door seal will cause
refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired
temperatures.
Clean condenser. See Care & Cleaning.
•
•
Compressor goes off
and on frequently.
Freezer control is set to “OF”
or “0”.
Refrigerator is in defrost cycle.
DIGITAL TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Digital temperature
displays are flashing.
•
Electronic control system has
detected a performance problem.
•
Call your Frigidaire service representative, who can interpret any messages or number codes flashing on the digital
displays.
•
Household water line valve is
not open.
Ice and water filter cartridge is
clogged.
Filter not fully installed.
•
•
Open household water line valve. See PROBLEM column
AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER.
Replace filter cartridge.
•
Push filter in until you hear a “click”.
Water has an odd taste •
and/or odor.
•
Water has been in the tank for
a period of time.
Unit not properly connected to
cold water line.
•
Draw and discard 10-12 glasses of water to freshen the
supply and completely rinse out the tank.
Connect unit to cold water line that supplies water to the
kitchen faucet.
Water pressure is extremely low.
Cut-off and cut-on pressures
•
are too low (well systems only).
Reverse osmosis system is in
•
regenerative phase.
WATER DISPENSER
Dispenser will not dispense water.
•
•
•
•
•
Have someone turn up the cut-off and cut-on pressure on
the water pump system (well systems only).
It is normal for a reverse osmosis system to be below 20
psi during the regenerative phase.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST INSIDE REFRIGERATOR
Moisture collects on
inside of refrigerator
walls.
•
•
Weather is hot and humid.
Door is slightly open.
•
•
The rate of frost buildup and internal sweating increases.
See PROBLEM column OPENING/CLOSING OF
DOORS/DRAWERS.
Water collects on bottom side of drawer
cover.
•
Vegetables contain and give off
moisture.
•
It is not unusual to have moisture on the bottom side of
the cover.
Move humidity control (some models) to lower setting.
Water collects in bottom of drawer.
•
Washed vegetables and fruit
drain while in the drawer.
•
Dry items before putting them in the drawer. Water collecting in bottom of drawer is normal.
This is normal in humid weather. When humidity is lower,
the moisture should disappear.
See PROBLEM column OPENING/CLOSING OF
DOORS/DRAWERS.
•
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST OUTSIDE REFRIGERATOR
Moisture collects on
outside of refrigerator
or between doors.
•
Weather is humid.
•
•
Door is slightly open, causing
cold air from inside refrigerator
to meet warm air from outside.
•
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major appliance warranty
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
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
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Canada
1.800.265.8352
Electrolux Canada Corp.
5855 Terry Fox Way
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
L5V 3E4
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