Frigidaire 216961200 Refrigerator User Manual

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Connecting Water Supply.............................. 4
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Door Removal Instructions............................ 5
Mechanical Temperature Controls................... 6
Electronic Temperature Controls..................... 7
Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser.................... 9
Normal Operating Sounds & Sights.................14
Care and Cleaning.....................................15
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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 indicates installation, operation or maintenance
information which is important but not hazard-related.
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.
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
This Use & Care Manual provides general 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.
NOTE
The refrigerator doors are designed to shut by themselves
within a 20 degree opening.
Location
Raise
• Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet. Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
• If possible, place the refrigerator out of direct sunlight and away from the range, dishwasher or other heat sources.
• The refrigerator must be installed on a floor that is level and strong enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator.
• Consider water supply availability for models equipped with an automatic ice maker.
CAUTION
NOTE: Level the unit with the adjustable rollers before leveling
the doors.
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.
To level the doors using the adjustable lower hinge (some
models):
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.
Installation
1 If the refrigerator door is lower than the freezer door,
raise the refrigerator door by turning the adjustment
screw counterclockwise using a ⁷/16 inch wrench. (See
illustration.)
2 If the freezer door is lower than the refrigerator door,
raise the freezer door by turning the adjustment
screw counterclockwise using a ⁷/16 inch wrench. (See
illustration.)
3 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).
Installation Clearances
• Allow the following clearances for ease of installation, proper air circulation, and plumbing and electrical connections:
3 Check both doors to be sure seals touch cabinet on all
four sides.
Sides & Top---------------------3/8”
Back------------------------------1”
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.
door opening
Your refrigerator should be positioned to allow easy access to
a counter 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.
Leveling
All four corners of your refrigerator must rest firmly on a solid
floor. Your refrigerator is equipped with adjustable front rollers
to help level your unit. To ensure proper door seal and assist
door closing, the refrigerator should be tilted 1/4” (6 mm), front
to back.
To Level Your Refrigerator:
1 Remove toe grille.
2 Use flat-blade screwdriver or 3/8” socket wrench to adjust front rollers.
4 Replace the toe grille by fitting it into place.
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Connecting Water Supply
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.
CAUTION
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.
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.
• 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.
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
• 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
Figure 2
IMPORTANT
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 5304410264 (with
a 20 ft. copper water line with self-tapping saddle valve). Please
refer to www.frigidaire.com/store for more information.
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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Door Removal Instructions
Tools Necessary:
Top
Hinge
Screw
7/16”
and
TopHinge
CoverScrew
Adjustable
Wrench
Bottom
Hinge
Screw
3/8”
Fixed
Wrench
OR
Phillips™ head
and
Flat Head
Screw Driver
Socket
Wrench Set
door removal instructions:
If it is necessary to move the refrigerator through narrow doorways, follow these steps to
remove the doors.
Before you start:
1 Make sure the electrical power cord is unplugged from the wall outlet.
2 Remove any food from the door shelves.
3 Close the doors.
To remove the hinge cover: (some models)
or
1 Remove the three screws from the cover over the top door hinges.
2 Pull the cover forward about a half inch and lift it off.
To remove the refrigerator door:
1 Remove top hinge cover screw on refrigerator door and remove cover. (some models)
2 Trace lightly around the door’s top hinge with a pencil. This makes reinstallation
easier.
3 Remove the two screws from the top hinge. Lift the door off of the bottom hinge and
set it aside.
4 Remove the three bottom hinge screws and hinge, if necessary.
To remove the freezer door:
1 Detach the multi-wire cable connector located above the top hinge. Grasp both sides
of the connector firmly and pull apart.
2 Remove top hinge cover screw on freezer door and remove cover. (some models)
3 Trace lightly around the door’s top hinge with a pencil. This makes reinstallation
easier.
4 Detach the water tube from the connector located below the freezer door. The
connector releases when you press its outer sleeve inward.
5 Remove the screws from the top hinge and pull the multi-wire cable through it.
6 Lift the door off of the bottom hinge. Lay the door on its side to avoid damage to the
Remove the three bottom hinge screws and hinge, if necessary.
To reinstall the refrigerator and freezer doors, reverse the above steps.
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mechanical Temperature Controls
Cool Down Period
To ensure safe food storage, allow the refrigerator to operate with the doors closed for at least 8 to 12 hours before loading it with
food.
Refrigerator & freezer controls
NOTE
When changing control settings, wait 24 hours for the temperature to stabilize before making additional changes.
Temperature adjustment
• After 24 hours, adjust the controls as needed. Adjust temperatures gradually; move the knob in small increments,
allowing the temperature to stabilize.
• For colder temperatures, turn the knob towards Colder.
• For warmer temperatures, turn the knob towards Cold.
To maintain temperatures, a fan circulates air in the refrigerator and freezer compartments. For good circulation, do not block cold
air vents with food items.
Refrigerator & Freezer Controls
(Features may vary according to model.)
IMPORTANT
Turning the Freezer and Fresh Food Controls to “0” turns off the compressor and prevents your refrigerator from cooling, but
does not disconnect the power to the light bulb and other electrical components. To turn off power to your refrigerator you must
unplug the power cord from the electrical outlet.
Temperature Adjustment
If Fresh Food compartment is too warm
Turn Fresh Food Control Slightly Towards
Colder.
If Fresh Food compartment is too cold
Turn Fresh Food 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 Freezer and Fresh Food Controls to 0.
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electronic Temperature Controls
Allowing Cooling Time Before Use
To ensure safe food storage, allow your refrigerator to operate with the doors closed for at least 8 to 12 hours before placing food
inside. During this cooling period, you do not need to adjust the controls, which are preset at the factory.
Setting Cooling Temperatures
Your refrigerator comes with a state-of-the-art electronic digital control system. The system’s control panel is located at the top of
the the fresh food compartment.
The two digital displays on the left half of the control panel indicate the current settings or temperatures of your freezer and fresh
food compartments. The models with a 2-digit temperature display are for reference only, and do not display the current accurate
compartment temperature. Should you desire to see what the current accurate temperature is, place a separate thermometer
inside the freezer or fresh food compartment in the desired location.
NOTE
The advanced electronic
control system in your
refrigerator includes
additional display modes
that service professionals
can use to rapidly diagnose
performance issues.
TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT
To adjust the temperature to a higher or lower setting,
press the Up (Cold) or Down (Colder) button closest
to the display. The first time you press the button, the
display shows current setting you entered. Each press
of the button after that changes the setting by one.
The display shows your new setting momentarily, then
changes back to the current temperature.
(Single Digit Display - Features may vary.)
IF TEMPERATURE DISPLAYS FLASH...
If ever you see both temperature displays continuously flashing, it may
indicate that the control system has detected a performance problem. Call
your service representative, who can interpret the flashing message.
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.
Numeric Display
Temperature Control Range
Freezer
Fahrenheit
Centigrade
Fresh Food
Fahrenheit
Centigrade
Freezer
Fresh Food
Warmest
1
1
Factory Setting
6
6
9
9
Warmest
6º
-14º
47º
8º
Coldest
Midpoint
0º
-18º
37º
3º
Temperature Adjustment
Warmer
Factory Setting
Colder
Coldest
-6º
-21º
33º
1º
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If Fresh Food compartment is too warm
Adjust Fresh Food control one degree
colder by pressing Down (Colder)
button.
If Fresh Food compartment is too cold
Adjust Fresh Food control one degree
warmer by pressing the Up (Cold) button.
If Freezer compartment is too warm
Adjust Freezer control one degree colder
by pressing Down (Colder) button.
If Freezer compartment is too cold
Adjust Freezer control one degree warmer
by pressing the Up (Cold) button.
electronic Temperature Controls (continued)
Cooling System On/Off Button
Indicator
NOTE
Pressing the On/Off button on the control panel disables your refrigerator’s cooling system but does not disconnect power to lights and
other electrical components. To turn off power to your refrigerator you must unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
Each time you make settings on the control panel, a single audible tone acknowledges your input.
Turning the Cooling system on and
off
You can disable the cooling system in your refrigerator
by pressing the On/Off button located on the left side of
the temperature control panel. To ensure that you do not
accidentally turn off the cooling system, the button does not
work unless you press and hold it for three seconds. Once you
disable the cooling system, all refrigeration to the freezer and
fresh food compartments stops. To turn the cooling system back
on, you must again press and hold the On/Off button for three
more seconds.
3 Unpackage the new filter and place it inside the hinged
bottom half of the housing.
4 Push the hinged bottom half upward until the tab snaps
into closed position.
5 Press and hold the Filter Reset button on the electronic
control panel for 3 seconds. When the Filter OK light
comes on, the status has been reset.
6 Press and hold the Filter Reset button for 3 seconds
again to turn off the filter status system.
Responding to Alarms (Audible Tones &
Indicator Lights)
Air Filter Indicator & Status Lights
Your refrigerator’s control system can convey the following
information through audible tones and the alarm indicator lights.
Your refrigerator’s air filter needs to be replaced from time to
time. You can monitor the need for replacement by referring to
the status light while the air filter is “ON”. To turn on the air filter,
press the Air Filter button. To turn off the air filter, press the
Air Filter button. To reset the air filter, press the Air Filter
button and hold for 3 seconds.
Door
Ajar
Flashing
Green

Replacing The Air Filter
In general, you should change the air filter every six months to
ensure optimal filtering of refrigerator odors. You may want to
adjust this time period depending on the types and amounts of
food you typically store in your refrigerator.
Close door
to disable
and reset
alarm.
Air Filter Status Light (not available on all models)
Green
Filter OK.
Yellow
Air filter is about 80 percent used. Please
order a new one.
To replace your air filter:
Freezer or
refrigerator door
has been open for
over five minutes.
Red
1 Push the plastic
bubble tab located
on the side of the
air filter housing.
This releases the
hinged bottom half
to drop open.
Air filter is 100 percent used. Please change
now.
To order new air filter cartridges, contact the dealer where
you bought your refrigerator, contact Electrolux Solutions
Hotline at 1-800-944-9044, or go to our web site at www.
frigidaire.com. It would be beneficial to order some
cartridges when you first install your refrigerator. Be sure and
ask for air filter replacement cartridge, part # 241504902.
2 Remove the old
filter and discard it.
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Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser
Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser Operating Instructions
1
2
8
3
4
5
6
7
9
Features may vary according to model.
EXTREME FREEZE
To freeze food at a faster rate to preserve freshness, push the Touch Pad for
3-5 seconds to activate
1
1
this feature. A green light will appear above the Touch Pad. Push the Touch Pad again
for 3-5
seconds to deactivate.
EXTRA ICE
To increase ice production for special occasions, such as parties, push the Touch Pad for
3-5
2
2
seconds to activate this feature. A green light will appear above the Touch Pad. Push the Touch Pad again for 3-5 seconds to deactivate. Extra Ice should produce 25 percent to 50 percent more ice every 24
hours.
CUBE
3
Press the CUBE Touch Pad to
get cubed ice. A green light will appear above the Touch Pad. Press
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glass against ICE dispensing paddle as
far up as possible to catch all ice.
CRUSH
4
Press the CRUSH Touch Pad to
get crushed ice. A green light will appear above the Touch Pad. 8
Press glass against ICE dispensing paddle as
far up as possible to catch all ice.
LIGHT
5 5
Press the LIGHT Touch Pad to
turn on dispenser light. Press again
to turn the light off. The light
also turns on automatically when ice and/or water is dispensed. Replace light bulb with an appliance bulb
of the same wattage.
FILTER STATUS
The FILTER STATUS indicator light above the Touch Pad will
light up each time the dispenser is
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used. The following filter light indications are:
Green The filter is still operating within its specified life cycle.
Amber The filter has reached approximately 80 percent of its useful life. This is the recommended time
to purchase a replacement filter.
Red The filter is 100 percent used up. Change the filter as soon as possible.
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After the filter cartridge has been changed, press and hold the FILTER RESET Touch Pad for
10-15
seconds.
NOTE: The Green, Amber and Red lights will flash when reset is completed.
LOCK
The Ice & Water Dispenser can be locked out to prevent unwanted use.
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To Lock Out Press the LOCK Touch Pad for
3-5 seconds. A Red light will appear above the Touch
Pad.
7
To Unlock Press the LOCK Touch Pad for
3-5 seconds until the Red light above the Touch Pad
goes out.
WATER
9
To operate the water dispenser, press a glass against the WATER dispensing paddle . To
stop
dispensing water, pull the glass away from the dispensing paddle . Dispensed
water is not cold. For
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colder water, add crushed ice or cubes before dispensing water. A drip tray located at the base of the
dispenser catches small spills and allows them to evaporate. This drip tray is removable and dishwasher
safe. Do not pour water and excess ice in this area because there is no drain.
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Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser (Continued)
Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser Operating Instructions
1
2
5
3
4
6
Features may vary according to model.
Crushed
1
Press the Crushed Touch Pad to
get crushed ice. A red indicator will appear above the Touch Pad.
5
Press glass against ICE dispensing paddle as
far up as possible to catch all ice.
Cubed
2
Press the Cubed Touch Pad to
get cubed ice. A red indicator will appear above the Touch Pad.
5
Press glass against ICE dispensing paddle as
far up as possible to catch all ice.
Light On
3
Press the Light On Touch Pad to
turn on dispenser light. A red indicator will appear above the
Touch Pad.
Light Off
4
Press the Light Off Touch Pad to
turn off dispenser light. A red indicator will appear above the
Touch Pad.
Water
6 To stop
To operate the water dispenser, press a glass against the WATER dispensing paddle .
6 Dispensed water is not cold.
dispensing water, pull the glass away from the dispensing paddle .
For colder water, add crushed ice or cubes before dispensing water. A drip tray located at the base
of the dispenser catches small spills and allows them to evaporate. This drip tray is removable and
dishwasher safe. Do not pour water and excess ice in this area because there is no drain.
HOW TO PRIME THE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM
NOTE
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 and
whenever you replace the water filter.
The water dispenser has a built-in device that shuts off the
water flow after 3 minutes of continuous use. To reset this
shutoff device, simply release the dispenser paddle.
HOW THE ICE MAKER WORKS
CAUTION
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.
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.
TO PRIME THE WATER SUPPLY SYSTEM:
IMPORTANT
• Begin filling the tank by pressing and holding a drinking glass against the water dispenser paddle.
Your ice maker is shipped from the factory with the wire
signal arm in the ON position (side mounted) or with the
switch turned ON (rear mounted). 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 (side mounted) or turn the On/
Off switch to the Off (0) 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.
• Keep the glass in this position until water comes out of the dispenser. There will be noticeable spurts and sputters as the system pushes air out through the system and dispenser nozzle. This is normal. This may take about 1½ minutes.
• Continue dispensing water for about 3 minutes to flush the system of any air and impurities. Empty glass as needed.
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Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser (continued)
The ice maker and container 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 begin
making ice within 24 hours. 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 two days
to fill the ice container.
ICE PRODUCTION: WHAT TO EXPECT
Because of new plumbing connections, the first production of
ice cubes may be discolored or have an odd flavor. Discard ice
made during the first 24 hours.
How Much Ice Will a Rear Mounted Ice Maker Produce in 24
Hours?
How Much Ice Will a Side Mounted Ice Maker Produce in 24
Hours?
A side mounted ice maker will produce 4 to 4.5 pounds of ice
every 24 hours, depending on usage conditions. Ice is produced
at a rate of 8 cubes every 75 to 90 minutes.
A rear mounted ice maker will produce 3 to 4 pounds of ice
every 24 hours, depending on usage conditions. Ice is produced
at a rate of 8 cubes every 75 to 90 minutes.
TURNING YOUR SIDE MOUNTED ICE MAKER ON/OFF
To begin ice production, lower the wire signal arm to the DOWN
or ON position. The ice maker turns off automatically when the
ice container becomes full. To stop the ice maker, raise the wire
signal arm until it clicks and locks in the UP or OFF position
(see Figure 1).
CAUTION
If the dispensing paddle is pushed for more than four
minutes, the dispenser motor may overload and stop.
The overload protector will reset automatically after
three or four minutes.
TURNING YOUR REAR MOUNTED ICE MAKER ON/OFF
Ice production is controlled by the ice maker’s ON/OFF power
switch. To gain access to the ice maker, pull the ice cream shelf
out. Press the switch to the “O” position to turn it Off and press
it to the “I” position to turn it On (see Figure 2). The ice maker
also has a built-in wire signal arm, which automatically stops ice
production when the ice bin is full. DO NOT use this signal arm
to manually stop the ice maker.
WARNING
Do not use the ice chute as a handle when removing or
replacing the ice storage bin. Do not put fingers up ice
chute. Surfaces there may be sharp.
.
OR
ON
OFF
OFF
ON
Wire
Signal Arm
Figure 1
Figure 2
IMPORTANT
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° turns 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.
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.
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.
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Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser (continued)
PureSource TM* Ice and Water Filter
(some models)
To change filter:
Order new filter cartridges through the dealer where you
bought the refrigerator, contact the Electrolux Solutions Hotline
at 1-800-944-9044, or go to our web site at www.frigidaire.
com. It might be good to order some filter cartridges when
you first install your refrigerator. Be sure to ask for the RG-100
PureSource™* replacement cartridge.
1 Open freezer door and leave open until filter change is complete.
2 Turn OFF side mounted ice maker by raising wire signal arm to the UP position. Turn OFF rear mounted ice maker
by pressing ON/OFF power switch to the “O” position.
3 Hold filter cup firmly, and unscrew towards left. (Some water
could leak out as you remove cup. This is normal.) Filter
cartridge should come down with cup. If cartridge remains in
housing, pull down gently, while twisting filter back and forth.
4 Rinse out cup under running water.
5 The large o-ring that seals the filter system fits in the
o-ring groove inside the cup. Should the o-ring fall out
during filter cartridge replacement, simply place it back
in the groove prior to screwing the cup back in place. If
the o-ring becomes damaged, you will need to order one
from the Electrolux Solutions Hotline.
6 Discard old filter cartridge.
7 Remove new filter cartridge from packaging. Place in cup.
The end with the small o-ring should be up, out of the cup.
8 Screw cup, with filter, back onto housing. Do Not Use
Wrench To Reinstall Cup. Filter cartridge will self-align
as cup is tightened. Be sure cup is completely tightened
with PureSource™ logo facing outward. Do Not Tighten
Past Stop.
9 Turn ON side mounted ice maker by lowering wire signal arm to the DOWN position. Turn ON rear mounted ice maker by pressing ON/OFF power switch to the “I” position.
It is not necessary to turn the water supply off to change the filter.
System Startup:
Water supply does not need to be turned off, however, do not
use ice and water dispenser while installing filter. The filter
cartridge has already been installed in the filter housing at the
factory. Refer to the How to Prime the Water Supply System section to properly fill the system with water.
The PureSource™ * NGRG-2000 Ice and Water
Filter System with the RG-100 cartridge is
tested and certified by NSF International, the
nationally recognized and respected, not for
profit, certification organization for public health
safety. The PureSource™* system is tested and certified
to ANSI/NSF Standard 42. See performance data sheet for
specifications. This system should not be used on water that
is microbiologically unsafe or with water of unknown quality
unless the water has been adequately disinfected before or
after traveling through the filtration system.
10 Check for leaks. Open refrigerator door. Wipe any water
droplets from the filter cup. Fill a glass with water. If
there is a leak, unscrew filter cup, and reinsert the filter
cartridge. Check placement of large O-ring. Reinstall filter
cup, making certain it is tightened completely.
11 To prime filter system and purge air from water line, continue flushing the system for approximately 3 minutes to assure that the purest water possible is stored in
the water tank. There will be noticeable spurts and
sputters as the system pushes air out through the
system and out the dispenser nozzle. This is normal.
• Rated Capacity - 400 gallons
• Rated service flow - .5 GPM
• Maximum Rated Pressure - 100 PSI, Minimum 30 PSI
• Maximum Operating Temp. - 100°F, Minimum 33°F
IMPORTANT
Resetting The Filter Status Light (some models)
Changing the Filter:
After replacing the filter cartridge, it will be necessary to press
the Filter Status Reset button located on the ice and water
dispenser. This will reset the Filter Status light. Push the Reset
button until the green, red and amber lights flash (10-15
seconds). Please refer to the complete dispenser operating
instructions attached to the inside of the freezer door.
On models without a Filter Status reset button, there is a
set of Reminder Stickers included in the envelope that the Use
& Care Manual came in. Choose a dated sticker that indicates
6 - 9 months (depending on your water quality and usage)
from the date of installation. Place the sticker on the front of
the filter cup to remind you when it is time to change the filter.
* White Westinghouse uses the name CrystalClear instead of PureSource, but they are the same filter.
Water conditions vary throughout the world, but changing the
water filter every 6 - 9 months normally will ensure the highest
possible water quality. Ice jams in the ice maker and/or
hollow ice cubes (partially frozen cubes with water inside),
may also be a sign that your water filter needs changing.
The Filter Status light will turn red after 400 gallons of water
has flowed through the ice and water dispenser. Also, if the filter
has been in a refrigerator that has not been in use for awhile
(during moving for example), change the filter before reinstalling
the refrigerator. The dispenser system will also operate without
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Automatic Ice & Water Dispenser (continued)
PureSource2TM* Ice and Water Front
Filter (some models)
To change filter:
Order new filter cartridges through the dealer where you
bought the refrigerator, contact the Electrolux Solutions Hotline
at 1-800-944-9044, or go to our web site at www.frigidaire.
com. It might be good to order some filter cartridges when
you first install your refrigerator. Be sure to ask for the FC-100
PureSource™* replacement cartridge.
1 Turn OFF side mounted ice maker by raising wire signal arm to the UP position. Turn OFF rear mounted ice maker
by pressing ON/OFF power switch to the “O” position.
2 Push the Filter Release Button, located to the right of
the filter cartridge, to release the filter from the housing. To minimize the possibility of the filter falling out of the
housing during removal, it would be best to hold the filter as it moves out toward you.
It is not necessary to turn the water supply off to change the filter.
System Startup:
Water supply does not need to be turned off, however, do not
use ice and water dispenser while installing filter.
NOTE
The filter cartridge has already been installed in the filter
housing at the factory. Refer to the How to Prime the Water
Supply System section to properly fill the system with water.
A small amount of water may be released during this
operation. You should have a paper towel or dish cloth
handy to wipe up any water that may drip out of the filter or
housing. Two small holes near the back of the housing have
been added for any excess water to escape. It would be
best to clear away any food near this area on the top shelf
in advance of removing the filter.
The PureSource2TM* Ice and Water Filter
System NGFC 2000 with the PureSource2TM*
cartridge FC 100 is tested and certified by NSF
International, the nationally recognized and
respected, not for profit, certification organization
for public health safety. The PureSource2TM* Filter system is
tested and certified to ANSI/NSF Standards 42 and 53. See
performance data sheet for specifications. This system should
not be used on water that is microbiologically unsafe or with
water of unknown quality unless the water has been adequately
disinfected before or after traveling through the filtration system.
• Rated Capacity - 400 gallons
• Rated service flow - .5 GPM
• Maximum Rated Pressure - 100 PSI, Minimum 30 PSI
• Maximum Operating Temp. - 100°F, Minimum 33°F
Changing the Filter:
Water conditions vary throughout the world, but changing the
water filter every 6 - 9 months normally will ensure the highest
possible water quality. Ice jams in the ice maker and/or hollow
ice cubes (partially frozen cubes with water inside), may also
be a sign that your water filter needs changing. The Filter
Status light will turn red after approximately 400 gallons of water
has flowed through the ice and water dispenser. Also, if the filter
has been in a refrigerator that has not been in use for awhile
(during moving for example), change the filter before reinstalling
the refrigerator. The dispenser system will also operate without
filtration (with filter cartridge removed and bypass installed). 3 Pull the old filter cartridge straight out of the housing.
4 Discard the old filter.
5 Remove the new filter cartridge from the packaging. Remove caps from filter and insert into the filter housing
the same way the old one came out.
6 When the cartridge is almost in, you will feel it stop
against the clip assembly in the back of the housing. The
clip assembly holds the filter cartridge firmly in place. At
this point, you will need to push firmly until the cartridge snaps fully in place. When completely in place, the front
of the filter cartridge will be flush with the front of the
housing.
7 Turn ON side mounted ice maker by lowering wire signal arm to the DOWN position. Turn ON rear mounted ice
maker by pressing ON/OFF power switch to the “I”
position.
8 Fill a glass with water. As you are doing this, check for leaks at the filter housing. 9 To prime filter system and purge air from water line, continue flushing the system for approximately 3 minutes to assure that the purest water possible is stored in
the water tank. There will be noticeable spurts and
sputters as the system pushes air out through the
system and out the dispenser nozzle. This is normal.
IMPORTANT
Resetting The Filter Status Light (some models)
After replacing the filter cartridge, it will be necessary to
press the Filter Reset button located on the ice and water
dispenser. This will reset the Filter Status light. Push the
reset button until the green, red and amber lights flash
(10-15 seconds).
* White Westinghouse uses the name CrystalClear instead of PureSource, but they are the same filter.
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Normal Operating Sounds & Sights
Understanding The Sounds You May
Hear
D.Automatic Ice Maker
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.
If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice maker, you will hear ice cubes falling into the ice bin.
E.Cold Control & Automatic Defrost Control
These parts can produce a snapping or clicking sound when turning the refrigerator on and off.
F.Condenser Fan
NOTE
You may hear air being forced through the condenser by
the condenser fan.
G.Compressor
Rigid foam insulation is very energy efficient, but is not a
sound insulator.
Modern, high-efficiency compressors operate much faster than older models. The compressor may have a high-pitched hum or pulsating sound.
H. Water Valve
OR
K
IMPORTANT
D
OR
Your ice maker is turned On at the factory so it can
work as soon as you install your refrigerator. To ensure
proper function of your ice maker, connect a water supply
immediately or turn the Ice maker off by lifting the wire
signal arm to the “up” or OFF position (side mounted) or the
ice maker’s On/Off power switch turned Off-set to the “0”
position (rear mounted) .
E
D
B
A
C
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.
F
I.Drain Pan (not removable)
G
H
J
I
You may hear water running into the drain pan during the
defrost cycle.
J.Condenser
May create minimal sounds from forced air.
K. Motorized Damper
CAUTION
A.Evaporator
Wear gloves when replacing light bulbs to avoid getting
cut.
The flow of refrigerant through the evaporator may create
a boiling or gurgling sound.
B.Evaporator Fan
Replacing Light Bulbs
You may hear air being forced through the refrigerator by
the evaporator fan.
C.Defrost Heater
May produce a light humming during operation.
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.
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1 Unplug refrigerator.
2 Wear gloves as protection against possible broken glass.
3 Remove light cover, if necessary.
4 Unscrew and replace old bulb with an appliance bulb of
the same wattage.
5 Replace light cover, if necessary.
6 Remember to plug the refrigerator back in.
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
• The On/Off button on the Electronic Control only controls your refrigerator’s cooling system. To turn off power to your
refrigerator you must unplug the power cord from the electrical 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.
IMPORTANT
If the refrigerator is going to be stored or moved in freezing temperatures, the water in the ice and water system must be
drained completely. 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. 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.
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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
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30907
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.
1-800-265-8352 (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.
•
Freezer control is set too cold.
•
•
Fresh Food/freezer gasket is
dirty, worn, cracked, or poorly
fitted.
Condenser is dirty.
•
•
Compressor goes off
and on frequently.
Freezer control is set to “OF”
or “0”.
Refrigerator is in defrost cycle.
•
•
Thermostat keeps the refrigera- •
tor at a constant temperature.
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.
This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and off to keep
temperature constant.
DIGITAL TEMPERATURE DISPLAY
Digital temperature
displays are flashing.
•
Electronic control system has
detected a performance problem.
•
Call your Electrolux 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.
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 DISPENSER
Dispenser will not dispense water.
•
•
•
•
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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Features At A Glance
Features may vary according to model
Electronic Controls
Mechanical Controls
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