Operating instructions | Frigidaire 216781800 Refrigerator User Manual

P/N 216781800 (0012)
CHILD SAFETY
SERIAL / MODEL NUMBERS
• Destroy 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.
READ AND SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
This Owner’s Guide provides specific operating instructions
for your model. Use your refrigerator only as instructed in
this guide. These instructions are not meant to cover every
possible condition and situation that may occur. Common
sense and caution must be practiced when installing,
operating, and maintaining any appliance.
• Remove all staples from the carton. Staples can cause
severe cuts, and destroy finishes if they come in
contact with other appliances or furniture.
Record Your Model and Serial Numbers
• An empty, discarded ice box, refrigerator, or freezer is a
very dangerous attraction to children.
Record the model and serial numbers in the space provided
below. The serial plate is located on the upper left wall
inside the refrigerator.
• Remove and discard any spacers used to secure the
shelves during shipping. Small objects are a choke
hazard to children.
Model Number:
Serial Number:
Remove the door(s) of any appliance that is not in use,
even if it is being discarded.
Purchase Date:
Proper Disposal of Your
Refrigerator/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.
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.
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ELECTRICAL INFORMATION
These guidelines must be followed to ensure that safety
mechanisms in the design of this refrigerator will
operate properly.
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
READ ALL INSTRUCTIONS BEFORE USING
THIS REFRIGERATOR.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable vapors and
liquids in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read
product labels for flammability and other warnings.
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• Refrigerator must be plugged into its own 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 shock hazards. It must
be plugged directly into a properly grounded threeprong 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.
• Allow space around the unit for good air circulation.
Leave a 3 inch (75 mm) space on all sides of the
refrigerator for adequate circulation.
• If voltage varies by 10% or more, performance of your
refrigerator may be affected. Operating refrigerator with
insufficient power can damage the compressor.
• To prevent the refrigerator from being turned off
accidentically, do not plug unit into an outlet controlled
by a wall switch or pull cord.
• Do not pinch, knot, or bend the cord in any manner.
OTHER PRECAUTIONS
• Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on the cord.
Always grip the plug firmly, and pull straight out from
the receptacle.
• To avoid electrical shock, unplug the refrigerator before
cleaning and before replacing a light bulb.
NOTE: Turning the temperature control to OFF turns off the
compressor, but does not disconnect the power to the light
bulb or other electrical components.
Installation
• Do not operate refrigerator in the presence of explosive
fumes.
NOTE: The exterior walls of the refrigerator may become
quite warm as the compressor works to transfer heat from
the inside. Temperatures as much as 30° F warmer than
room temperature can be expected. For this reason it is
particularly important in hotter climates to allow enough
space for air circulation around your refrigerator.
Avoid fire hazard or
electric shock. Do not use an extension
cord or an adapter plug. Do not remove
any prong from the power cord.
LEVELING
The refrigerator must have all bottom corners resting firmly
on a solid floor. The floor must be strong enough to support
a fully loaded refrigerator. NOTE: It is Very Important for
your refrigerator to be level in order to function properly. If
the refrigerator is not leveled during installation, the door
may be misaligned and not close or seal properly, causing
cooling, frost, or moisture problems.
To Level Your Refrigerator:
After discarding crating screws and wood base, use a
carpenter’s level to level the refrigerator from front-to-back.
Adjust the plastic leveling feet in front, ½ bubble higher, so
that the door closes easily when left halfway open.
FIRST STEPS
This Owner’s Guide provides specific operating instructions
for your model. Use the refrigerator only as instructed in this
Owner’s Guide. Before starting the refrigerator, follow
these important first steps.
INSTALLATION
• Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet.
Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
• For the most efficient operation, the refrigerator should
be located where surrounding temperatures will not drop
below 10° F (-12° C) or exceed 110° F (43° C). The
Freeze Control Feature is designed to automatically
maintain the selected interior refrigerator temperature
within these boundaries.
Unpacking and Leveling
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CLEANING
• Wash any removable parts of the refrigerator interior, and
exterior with mild detergent and warm water. Wipe dry.
Do not use harsh cleaners on these surfaces.
• Install 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.
• Level the refrigerator so the door close
tightly.
• Do not overcrowd the refrigerator or block cold air
vents. Doing so causes the refrigerator to run longer
and use more energy. Shelves should not be lined with
aluminum foil, wax paper or paper toweling. Liners
interfere with cold air circulation, making the refrigerator
less efficient, which could cause food spoilage.
• 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.
• Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments,
which can scratch the appliance surface when removing
adhesive labels. Any glue left from the tape can be
removed with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent, or touch the residue with the sticky side of tape
already removed. Do not remove the serial plate.
SETTING THE TEMPERATURE CONTROL
COOL DOWN PERIOD
For safe food storage, allow 4 hours for the refrigerator to
cool down completely. The refrigerator will run continuously
for the first several hours.
DOOR REMOVAL
TEMPERATURE CONTROL
If door must be removed to fit through narrow doorways:
1. Gently lay refrigerator on its back, on a throw rug or
blanket.
2. Remove the base panel by unscrewing two screws
from front of base panel.
3. At the top of the cabinet, lift up plastic hinge cover, and
fold back. (Figure 1)
4. Use a Phillips® screwdriver to loosen and retighten
the screws on the top hinge to ensure a secure
assembly, and prevent hinge slippage.
5. Remove the top hinge from cabinet, and lift door off
lower hinge pin.
6. After door is removed, remove the two screws from the
bottom hinge.
7. To replace door, reverse above order.
The temperature control is located inside the refrigerator. The
temperature is factory preset to provide satisfactory food
storage temperatures. However, the temperature control is
adjustable to provide a range of temperatures for your
personal satisfaction. If a colder temperature is desired, turn
the temperature control knob toward COLDEST and allow
several hours for temperatures to stabilize between adjustments.
Refrigerator Door Adjustments
Figure 1
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ADJUSTABLE INTERIOR SHELVES
CARE AND CLEANING
Multi-position adjustable interior shelves can be moved to
any position for larger or smaller packages. The shipping
spacers that stabilize the shelves for shipping should be
removed and discarded.
CLEANING THE INSIDE
Wash inside surfaces of the refrigerator with a solution of
two tablespoons of baking soda in one quart (1.136 litres)
warm water. Rinse and dry. Wring excess water out of the
sponge or cloth when cleaning in the area of the controls, or
any electrical parts.
Wash the removable parts with the baking soda solution
mentioned above, or mild detergent and warm water. Rinse
and dry. Never use metallic scouring pads, brushes,
abrasive cleaners, or alkaline solutions on any surface. Do
not wash removable parts in a dishwasher.
CLEANING THE OUTSIDE
Adjustable Interior Shelves
Wash the cabinet with warm water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well and wipe dry with a clean soft cloth.
Replace parts and food.
WARNING If leaving the refrigerator
door open while on vacation, make
certain that children cannot get into the
refrigerator and become entrapped.
VACATION AND MOVING TIPS
Vacations:
If the refrigerator will not be used for several months:
Adjustable Interior Shelves
and Slide-Out Basket
• Remove all food and unplug the power cord.
SLIDE-OUT BASKET
• Clean and dry the interior thoroughly.
A Slide-Out Basket (some models) located at the bottom of
the refrigerator, provides separate storage space for items
that are difficult to store on refrigerator shelves. To remove
the basket, pull out and lift up.
• Leave the refrigerator door open slightly, blocking it open
if necessary, to prevent odor and mold growth.
AUTOMATIC FREEZE CONTROL
• Disconnect the power cord plug from the wall outlet.
Moving: When moving the refrigerator, follow these guidelines to prevent damage:
• Remove foods and clean the refrigerator.
The Freeze Control Feature will maintain proper interior
refrigerator temperature even when the refrigerator is
placed in an area where the surrounding temperature drops
down to 10° F (-12° C).
• Secure all loose items by taping them securely in place
to prevent damage.
• In the moving vehicle, secure refrigerator in an upright
position to prevent movement. Also protect outside of
refrigerator with a blanket, or similar item.
INTERIOR LIGHT
The light comes on automatically when the door is opened.
To replace the light bulb, turn the temperature control to
OFF and unplug the electrical cord. Replace the old bulb
with a bulb of the same wattage.
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TROUBLESHOOTING
GUIDE
PROBLEM
Before calling for service, review this list. It may save you time and expense. This list
includes common occurences that are not the result of defective workmanship or
materials in this appliance.
CAUSE
CORRECTION
• Refrigerator is plugged into a
circuit that has a ground fault
interrupt.
• Temperature control is in the
OFF position.
• Refrigerator may not be plugged
in, or plug may be loose.
• House fuse blown or tripped
circuit breaker.
• Power outage.
• Use another circuit. If you are unsure about the outlet,have
it checked by a certified technician.
• Room or outside weather is hot.
• It's normal for the refrigerator to work harder under these
conditions.
• It takes 4 hours for the refrigerator to cool down
completely.
REFRIGERATOR OPERATION
Refrigerator does not run.
Refrigerator runs too much or
too long.
• Refrigerator has recently been
disconnected for a period of
time.
• Large amounts of warm or hot
food have been stored recently.
• Doors are opened too frequently
or too long.
• Refrigerator door may be slightly
open.
• Temperature Control is set too
low.
• Refrigerator gasket is dirty,
worn, cracked, or poorly fitted.
• See Setting the Temperature Control Section.
• Ensure plug is tightly pushed into outlet.
• Check/replace fuse with a 15 amp time-delay fuse. Reset
circuit breaker.
• Check house lights. Call local Electric Company.
• Warm food will cause refrigerator to run more until the
desired temperature is reached.
• Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it to run more.
Open doors less often.
• See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.
• Turn control knob to a warmer setting. Allow several hours
for the temperature to stabilize.
• Clean or change gasket. Leaks in the door seal will cause
refrigerator to run longer in order to maintain desired
temperature.
Interior refrigerator temperature
is too cold.
• Temperature Control is set too
low.
• Turn the control to a warmer setting. Allow several hours
for the temperature to stabilize.
Interior refrigerator temperature
is too warm.
• Temperature Control is set too
warm.
• Door is kept open too long or is
opened too frequently.
• Door may not be seating
properly.
• Large amounts of warm or hot
food may have been stored
recently.
• Refrigerator has recently been
disconnected for a period of
time.
• Turn control to a colder setting. Allow several hours for the
temperature to stabilize.
• Warm air enters the refrigerator every time the door is
opened. Open the door less often.
• See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.
• The external refrigerator walls
can be as much as 30°F warmer
than room temperature.
• This is normal while the compressor works to transfer
heat from inside the refrigerator cabinet.
Louder sound levels whenever
refrigerator is on.
• Modern refrigerators have
increased storage capacity and
more stable temperatures. They
require a high efficiency
compressor.
• This is normal. When the surrounding noise level is low,
you might hear the compressor running while it cools the
interior.
Longer sound levels when
compressor comes on.
• Refrigerator operates at higher
pressures during the start of the
ON cycle.
• This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as
refrigerator continues to run.
Refrigerator external surface
temperature is warm.
• Wait until the refrigerator has had a chance to reach its
selected temperature.
• Refrigerator requires 4 hours to cool down completely.
SOUND AND NOISE
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PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
SOUND AND NOISE (Cont.)
Fan runs when room
temperature is below 45°F.
• Exterior thermostat has
activated the heater and fan.
• This is normal.
Popping or cracking sound
when compressor comes on.
• Metal parts undergo expansion
and contraction, as in hot water
pipes.
• This is normal. Sound will level off or disappear as
refrigerator continues to run.
Bubbling or gurgling sound,
like water boiling.
• Refrigerant (used to cool
refrigerator) is circulating
throughout the system.
• This is normal.
Vibrating or rattling noise.
• Refrigerator is not level. It rocks
on the floor when it is moved
slightly.
• Refrigerator is touching the wall.
• Level the unit. Refer to "Leveling" in the First Steps
Section.
• Cold Control turning the
refrigerator on and off.
• This is normal.
Snapping Sound.
• Relevel the refrigerator or move refrigerator slightly. Refer
to "Leveling" in the First Steps Section.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST INSIDE REFRIGERATOR
Moisture forms on inside of
refrigerator walls.
• Weather is hot and humid.
• Door may not be seating
properly.
• Door is kept open too long, or is
opened too frequently.
• This is normal.
• See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.
• Open the door less often.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST OUTSIDE REFRIGERATOR
Moisture forms on outside of
refrigerator.
• Door may not be seating
properly, causing the cold air
from inside the refrigerator to
meet warm moist air from
outside.
• See "DOOR PROBLEMS" Section.
• Interior needs to be cleaned.
• Foods with strong odors are in
the refrigerator.
• Clean interior with sponge, warm water, and baking soda.
• Cover the food tightly.
• Refrigerator is not level. It rocks
on the floor when it is moved
slightly.
• This condition can force the cabinet out of square and
misalign the door. Refer to "Leveling" in the First Steps
Section.
• Light bulb is burned out.
• Follow directions under "Interior Light" in the Refrigerator
Features Section.
• See "REFRIGERATOR OPERATION" Section.
ODOR IN REFRIGERATOR
Odors in refrigerator.
DOOR PROBLEMS
Door will not close.
LIGHT BULB IS NOT ON
Light bulb is not on.
• No electric current is reaching
the refrigerator.
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