Frigidaire 216961200 Refrigerator User Manual

P/N 240389312
(0804)
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This Use & Care Manual provides specific operating
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occur. Common sense and caution must be practiced when
installing, operating and maintaining any appliance.
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Important Safety Instructions
Please Read All Instructions Before Using This Refrigerator.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
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PROPER DISPOSAL OF YOUR REFRIGERATOR
OR FREEZER
Do not store or use gasoline, or other flammable liquids
in the vicinity of this or any other appliance. Read
product labels for warnings regarding flammability and
other hazards.
Do not operate the refrigerator in the 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.
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.
CHILD SAFETY
Before you throw away your old refrigerator/ freezer:
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
with. Cartons covered with rugs, bedspreads, plastic sheets
or stretch wrap may become airtight chambers, and can
quickly cause suffocation.
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Remove doors.
Leave shelves in place so children may not easily climb
inside.
Have refrigerant removed by a qualified service
technician.
These Guidelines Must Be Followed To Ensure That Safety Mechanisms In This Refrigerator
Will Operate Properly.
ELECTRICAL INFORMATION
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IMPORTANT: Turning the Freezer and Fresh Food
Controls to “0” turns off the compressor and prevents
your refrigerator from cooling, but does not disconnect
the power to the light bulb and other electrical
components. To turn off power to your refrigerator you
must unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
The refrigerator must be plugged into its own
dedicated 115 Volt, 60 Hz., AC only electric outlet.
The power cord of the appliance is equipped with a
three-prong grounding plug for your protection against
electrical shock hazards. It must be plugged directly
into a properly grounded three-prong receptacle. The
receptacle must be installed in accordance with local
codes and ordinances. Consult a qualified electrician.
Do not use an extension cord or adapter plug.
If the power cord is damaged, it should be replaced by the
manufacturer, service technician or a qualified person to
prevent any risk.
Never unplug the refrigerator by pulling on the power
cord. Always grip the plug firmly, and pull straight out
from the receptacle to prevent damaging the power cord.
Unplug the refrigerator before cleaning and before
replacing a light bulb to avoid electrical shock.
Performance may be affected if the voltage varies by
10% or more. Operating the refrigerator with insufficient
power can damage the compressor. Such damage is
not covered under your warranty.
Do not plug the unit into an outlet controlled by a wall
switch or pull cord to prevent the refrigerator from being
turned off accidentally.
Avoid connecting refrigerator to a Ground Fault Interruptor
(GFI) circuit.
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Installation
This Owner’s Guide provides specific operating instructions
for your model. Use the refrigerator only as instructed in this
Use & Care Manual. Before starting the refrigerator, follow
these important first steps.
LOCATION
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Choose a place that is near a grounded electrical outlet.
Do Not use an extension cord or an adapter plug.
If possible, place the refrigerator out of direct sunlight
and away from the range, dishwasher or other heat
sources.
The refrigerator must be installed on a floor that is level
and strong enough to support a fully loaded refrigerator.
Consider water supply availability for models equipped
with an automatic ice maker.
To Install Toe Grille:
1. Open freezer and
fresh food
compartment doors.
2. Line up toe grille at
base of refrigerator,
making sure the four
bottom tabs are
resting through holes
at base of cabinet.
3. Starting from left side
of toe grille, press in on first top tab using your thumb
and push toe grille forward until it snaps in place. Continue
this process until all tabs aresnapped in place and toe
grille is secured to refrigerator.
INSTALLATION
Do Not install the refrigerator where
the temperature will drop below 55°F (13°C) or rise
above 110°F (43°C). The compressor will not be able
to maintain proper temperatures inside the
refrigerator.
Do Not block the toe grille on the
lower front of your refrigerator. Sufficient air circulation
is essential for the proper operation of your
refrigerator.
Installation Clearances
• Allow the following clearances for ease of installation,
proper air circulation, and plumbing and electrical
connections:
Sides & Top --------------- 3/8”
Back ------------------------ 1”
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. (See “To Remove Toe Grille” .)
2. Use flat-blade screwdriver or 3/8” socket wrench to adjust
front rollers.
DOOR OPENING
NOTE: If you 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.
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 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.
TOE GRILLE INSTALLATION / REMOVAL
To Remove Toe Grille:
1. Open freezer and fresh food compartment doors.
2. Working from left side of toe grille, slip your fingers
between top of toe grille and cabinet. Gently pull
forward until first set of tabs are free. Slide your hand
down past the free tabs and pull forward again until the
second set of tabs are free. Continue this process until
all tabs are free and the toe grille can be removed. (See
graphic at top of page in right column.)
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Check both doors to be sure seals touch cabinet on all four
sides.
Installation
- Connecting Ice Maker To Water Supply
To avoid electric shock, which can cause death or severe personal injury, disconnect the refrigerator
from electrical power before connecting a water supply line to the refrigerator.
To Avoid Property Damage:
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Copper tubing is recommended for the water supply line. Water supply tubing made of ¼” plastic is not
recommended since it greatly increases the potential for water leaks. Manufacturer will not be responsible
for any damage if plastic tubing is used for supply line.
DO NOT install water supply tubing in areas where temperatures fall below freezing.
Chemicals from a malfunctioning softener can damage the ice maker. If the ice maker is connected to soft
water, ensure that the softener is maintained and working properly.
IMPORTANT: Ensure that your water supply line connections comply with all local plumbing codes.
Before Installing The Water Supply Line, You Will Need
• Basic Tools: adjustable wrench, flat-blade screwdriver, and PhillipsTM screwdriver
• Access to a household cold water line with water pressure between 20 and 100 psi.
• A water supply line made of ¼ inch (6.4 mm) OD, copper tubing. To determine the length of copper tubing needed,
you will need to measure the distance from the ice maker inlet valve at the back of the refrigerator to your cold water
pipe. Then add approximately 7 feet (2.1 meters), so the refrigerator can be moved out for cleaning (as shown).
• A shutoff valve to connect the water supply line to your household water system. DO NOT use a self-piercing type
shutoff valve.
• A compression nut and ferrule (sleeve) for connecting the water supply line to the ice maker inlet valve.
NOTE: Water line kit number 5303917950, available from your appliance dealer at additional cost, contains 25 feet (7.6
meters) of ¼ inch OD copper tubing, a saddle type shutoff valve (nonpiercing), (2) ¼ inch brass compression nuts, (2)
ferrules/sleeves, and instructions for installing a water supply line.
To Connect Water Supply Line To Ice Maker Inlet Valve
1. Disconnect refrigerator from electric power source.
2. Place end of water supply line into sink or bucket. Turn ON water supply
and flush supply line until water is clear. Turn OFF water supply at shut
off valve.
3. Unscrew plastic cap from water valve inlet and discard cap.
4. Slide brass compression nut, then ferrule (sleeve) onto water supply line,
as shown.
5. Push water supply line into water valve inlet as far as it will go (¼ inch).
Slide ferrule (sleeve) into valve inlet and finger tighten compression nut
onto valve. Tighten another half turn with a wrench; DO NOT over tighten.
6. With steel clamp and screw, secure water supply line to rear panel of
refrigerator as shown.
7. Coil excess water supply line (about 2½ turns) behind refrigerator as shown
and arrange coils so they do not vibrate or wear against any other surface.
8. Turn ON water supply at shutoff valve and tighten any connections that
leak.
9. Reconnect refrigerator to electrical power source.
10. To turn ice maker on, lower wire signal arm (see ice maker front cover for
ON/OFF position of arm).
IMPORTANT: It takes approximately 24 hours for the ice maker to begin producing ice. Air in new plumbing lines may
cause ice maker to cycle two or three times before making a full tray of ice. New plumbing may cause ice to be
discolored or have poor flavor. Discard ice made during the first 24 hours.
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Door Removal Instructions
DOOR REMOVAL INSTRUCTIONS:
If it is necessary to move the refrigerator through narrow doorways, follow
these steps to remove the doors.
IMPORTANT: Before you begin, turn Freezer and Fresh Food controls
to “O” and remove electrical power cord from wall outlet. Remove any
food from door shelves.
1. Disconnect electrical supply.
2. Open both doors, then remove toe grille.
3. Close doors.
To Remove Refrigerator Door:
1. Remove top hinge cover screw on refrigerator door and remove cover.
2. Trace around hinge with soft lead pencil. This will make it easier to realign
doors when they are replaced.
3. Remove top hinge and lift refrigerator door off bottom hinge pin. Set door
aside.
4. Remove bottom hinge, if necessary.
5. Reverse this procedure to reinstall refrigerator door.
To Remove Freezer Door:
1. Disconnect water line coming from lower hinge of freezer door at connection
located under front of freezer: Press outer ring against face of fitting, then pull
to remove tube.
2. Remove top hinge cover screw on freezer door and remove cover.
3. Disconnect wiring harness connector plug at top hinge: place your thumbs on
flat sides of each connector and bend both parts back and forth, then with
firm grasp, pull both pieces apart.
4. Trace around hinge with soft lead pencil. This will make it easier to realign
doors when they are replaced.
5. Remove top hinge, allowing wiring harness to pull through hinge and lift freezer
door off of bottom hinge pin. Lay door down flat to avoid kinking water line.
6. Remove bottom hinge, if necessary.
7. Reverse this procedure to reinstall freezer door.
When both doors have been reinstalled, connect water line by inserting tube and
push until mark touches face of fitting, replace toe grille and plug in electrical power
cord. Turn both temperature controls to center position. Adjust settings as necessary.
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Features At A Glance
Features may vary according to model
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Temperature Controls
COOL DOWN PERIOD
To ensure safe food storage, allow the refrigerator to operate with the doors closed for at least 8 to 12 hours before
loading it with food.
REFRIGERATOR & FREEZER CONTROLS
NOTE: When changing control settings, wait 24 hours before making additional adjustments.
TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT
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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
TEMPERATURE ADJUSTMENT GUIDE
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 O.
* IMPORTANT: Turning the Freezer and Fresh Food Controls to “0” turns off the compressor and prevents your refrigerator
from cooling, but does not disconnect the power to the light bulb and other electrical components. To turn off power to
your refrigerator you must unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
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Looking Inside
PIZZA SHELF (SOME MODELS)
This shelf is attached to the freezer wall beside the ice dispenser container.
This convenient area allows for storage of pizza and other tall items placed
vertically between the ice dispenser container and the freezer wall.
ICE CREAM SHELF (SOME MODELS)
This shelf attaches to the top of the ice dispenser container. It allows storage
of both round and rectangular cartons of your favorite ice cream.
TIP-UP SHELF (SOME MODELS)
A Tip-Up shelf in the freezer section allows tall items to be easily stored.
Pizza Shelf
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.
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.
Ice Cream Shelf
* 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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Cantilever Glass Shelf
Cantilever Sliding Glass Shelf
* WhiteWestinghouse - SpillFreeTM
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Looking Inside
(continued)
DOOR STORAGE
TALL BOTTLE RETAINER (SOME MODELS)
Door bins and shelves are provided for convenient storage
of jars, bottles, and cans. Frequently used items can be
quickly selected.
The Tall Bottle Retainer keeps tall containers in the bin from
falling forward when opening or closing the refrigerator door.
To install, hold the retainer at the top, and slide it over the
outside wall of the bin, as shown in the diagram. The Tall
Bottle Retainer works best with a Bin Snugger.
Some models have door bins that can accommodate gallonsized plastic drink containers and economy-sized jars and
containers. Some bins are adjustable for maximum storage
capacity.
The dairy compartment, which is warmer than the general
food storage section, is intended for short term storage of
cheese, spreads, or butter.
Tall Bottle Retainer (left) and Bin Snugger (right)
SPECIAL ITEM RACK (SOME MODELS)
The innovative design of the Special Item Rack allows you
to store a six-pack of 12 ounce drink cans, a bottle of wine,
a two-liter soft drink bottle, or a carton of eggs. The Special
Item Rack mounts on the left side of your refrigerator. To
install, just slide the Special Item Rack onto any shelf as
shown in the drawing.
Fixed Door Bin
ADJUSTABLE DOOR BINS
Some models have adjustable door bins that can be moved
to suit individual needs.
To move door bins
1. Lift bin straight up.
2. Remove bin.
3. Place bin in desired position.
4. Lower bin onto supports until locked in place.
Special Item Rack
Adjustable Door Bin
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Special Storage Areas
CRISPERS (SOME MODELS)
MEAT KEEPER (SOME MODELS)
The crispers, located under the bottom refrigerator shelf,
are designed for storing fruits, vegetables, and other fresh
produce. Wash items in clear water and remove excess water
before placing them in the crispers. Items with strong odors
or high moisture content should be wrapped before storing.
Some models are equipped with a Meat Keeper. Meat Keeper
temperatures can be adjusted by sliding the Meat Keeper
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
Meat Keeper is fixed and cannot be moved up or down. If
fruits or vegetables are to be stored in the Meat Keeper, set
the Meat Keeper Temperature Control to a warmer setting to
prevent freezing.
Crisper Drawer
HUMIDITY CONTROL (SOME MODELS)
Meat Keeper with Temperature Control
The Humidity Control, present on some models with crisper
drawers, allows you to adjust the humidity within the crisper.
This can extend the life of fresh vegetables that keep best
in high humidity.
NOTE: Leafy vegetables keep best when stored with
the Humidity Control set on Higher Humidity, or in a
drawer without a Humidity Control. This keeps incoming
air to a minimum and maintains maximum moisture
content.
WINE RACK (SOME MODELS)
The wine rack stores bottles of wine, or single two-liter plastic
bottles of juice or soda pop. To install, slide the Wine Rack
onto the shelf with the curve facing in. To remove, slide the
Wine Rack out. Install on either side of shelf.
Crisper Humidity Control
DELI DRAWER (SOME MODELS)
Wine Rack
Some models are equipped with a Deli Drawer for storage of
luncheon meats, spreads, cheeses, and other deli items.
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Automatic Ice and Water Dispenser
AUTOMATIC ICE & WATER DISPENSER OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
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Features may vary according to model.
EXTREME
FREEZE
To freeze food at a faster rate to preserve freshness, push the Touch Pad 1 for 3-5 seconds to
activate this feature. A green light will appear above the Touch Pad. Push the Touch Pad 1 again
for 3-5 seconds to deactivate.
EXTRA
ICE
To increase ice production for special occasions, such as parties, push the Touch Pad 2 for
3-5 seconds to activate this feature. A green light will appear above the Touch Pad. Push the
Touch Pad 2 again for 3-5 seconds to deactivate.
CUBE
Press the CUBE Touch Pad 3 to get cubed ice. A green light will appear above the Touch Pad.
Press glass against ICE dispensing paddle 8 as far up as possible to catch all ice.
CRUSH
Press the CRUSH Touch Pad 4 to get crushed ice. A green light will appear above the Touch Pad.
Press glass against ICE dispensing paddle 8 as far up as possible to catch all ice.
LIGHT
Press the LIGHT Touch Pad 5 to turn on dispenser light. Press 5 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 6 will light up each time the dispenser
is 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% of its useful life. This is the recommended time
to purchase a replacement filter.
Red
The filter is 100% used up. Change the filter as soon as possible.
After the filter cartridge has been changed, press and hold the FILTER RESET Touch Pad 6 for
10-15 seconds.
NOTE: The Green, Red and Amber lights will flash when reset is completed.
LOCK
WATER
The Ice & Water Dispenser can be locked out to prevent unwanted use.
To Lock Out
Press the LOCK Touch Pad 7 for 3-5 seconds. A Red light will appear above
the Touch Pad.
To Unlock
Press the LOCK Touch Pad 7 for 3-5 seconds until the Red light above the
Touch Pad goes out.
To operate the water dispenser, press a glass against the WATER dispensing paddle 9 . To
stop dispensing water, pull the glass away from the dispensing paddle 9 . Dispensed water is not
cold. 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.
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Automatic Ice and Water Dispenser
ICE AND WATER DISPENSER FEATURES
The ice and water dispenser conveniently dispenses chilled water, and ice cubes or crushed ice, depending on the model. To
operate the ice dispenser, select the ice option desired using the touchpad. Press a glass against the dispensing paddle as
far up as possible to catch all ice. To stop dispensing ice, pull glass away from dispensing paddle. Do not remove the glass
until the ice has completely dispensed. (Complete instructions for the dispenser operation are attached to the inside of the
freezer door.)
How the Water Dispenser Works
The water tank, located behind the drawers in the refrigerator compartment, automatically fills as water is dispensed. For
proper dispenser operation, the recommended supply water pressure should fall between 20 psi and 100 psi.
Water pressure must not exceed 100 lbs. Excessive pressure may cause water filter to malfunction.
After the refrigerator is connected to the water supply, fill the water tank by drawing one glass of water. It may take about
1½ minutes after activating the dispenser paddle before water begins to fill this first glass. Continue flushing the system
for 3 minutes to rid the tank and plumbing connections of any impurities. The water dispenser has a built in shutoff device
that will stop the water flow after 3 minutes of continuous use. Simply release the dispenser paddle to reset the shutoff
mechanism.
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.
How the Ice Dispenser Works
ON
OFF
Wire
Signal Arm
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. To begin ice production, lower the wire signal
arm to the "down" or ON position. With no usage it will take approximately 2 days to fill the
ice container. The ice maker turns off automatically when the ice container becomes full. To
stop the ice maker, lift the wire signal arm until it clicks, and locks in the "up" or OFF
position.
The ice maker produces 4 to 6 pounds of ice every 24 hours depending on usage conditions.
Ice is produced at a rate of 8 cubes every 75 to 90 minutes.
Because of new plumbing connections, the first production of ice cubes may be discolored
or have an odd flavor. These should be discarded until the cubes made are free of discoloration and taste.
ICE DISPENSER TIPS
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Ice cubes stored too long may develop an odd flavor. Empty the ice container and ensure that the wire signal arm is
in its “down” or ON position. The ice maker will then produce more ice.
Occasionally shake the ice container to keep ice separated.
Keep the wire signal arm in its “up” or OFF position until the refrigerator is connected to the water supply or whenever the
water supply is turned off.
IMPORTANT: Your ice maker is shipped with the wire signal arm in the ON position. To ensure proper function of
your ice maker, hook up water supply immediately or turn ice maker OFF by lifting the wire signal arm until it clicks
and locks in the UP position. If the icemaker is not turned off and the water supply is not connected, the water valve
will make a loud chattering noise.
If the dispensing paddle is pushed for more than 4 minutes, the dispenser motor may overload
and stop. The overload protector will reset automatically after 3 or 4 minutes.
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If a large quantity of ice is needed at one time, it is best to remove cubes directly from the ice container.
The following sounds are normal when the ice maker is operating:
• Motor running
• Running water
• Ice dropping into ice container
• Stop the ice maker when cleaning the freezer and during vacations.
• Water valve opening or closing
• If the ice maker will be turned off for a long period of time, turn the
• Ice loosening from tray
water supply valve to the closed position.
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Automatic Ice and Water Dispenser
CLEANING THE ICE DISPENSER
Do not use the ice chute as a handle when
removing or replacing the ice storage bin.
Surfaces there may be sharp.
Do not put fingers up ice chute. Surfaces
there may be sharp.
Clean the dispenser and ice container at regular intervals, particularly
before you take a vacation or move, or if the ice dispenser sticks.
1. Stop ice production by lifting the wire signal arm to the "up" or OFF
position.
2. Remove ice container by lifting up and out. Empty and carefully clean
the container with mild detergent. Rinse with clear water. Do not use
harsh or abrasive cleaners. Allow ice container to dry completely before
replacing in the freezer.
3. Remove ice chips and clean the shelf and chute that supports the ice
container.
4. Replace the ice container. Lower the wire signal arm on the ice
maker to the "down" or ON position and the ice maker will resume
production.
IMPORTANT: When removing or replacing the ice bin, do not
rotate the auger in the ice bin. If the auger is accidentally turned,
you must realign the auger by turning it in 90° turns until the ice bin
fits into place with the drive mechanism.
Remove and empty the ice storage bin if:
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An extended power failure (one hour or longer) causes ice cubes in
the ice storage bin to melt and freeze together and jam the dispenser
mechanism.
2. The ice dispenser is not used frequently. Ice cubes will freeze together
in the bin and jam the dispenser mechanism. Remove the ice storage
bin and shake to loosen the cubes.
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 and Water Dispenser
PureSource TM * Ice and Water Filter (some models)
NOTE: If you purchased a refrigerator with a PureSource TM * Ice and Water filter, please read the following use
and care information. This ice and water filter system filters water to your ice maker and water dispenser. It is
located in the upper right back corner of the fresh food compartment.
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 The Water Dispenser Works section
to properly fill the system with water.
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. The Filter
Status light will turn red after 400 gallons of water has flowed through the ice
and water dispenser (some models). 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).
To change filter:
It is not necessary to turn the water supply off to change the filter.
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Order new filter cartridges through the
dealer where you bought the refrigerator,
contact the Consumer Assistance Center
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.
The PureSource™ * NGRG2000 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.
• Rated Capacity - 400 gallons
• Rated service flow - .5 GPM
• Maximum Rated Pressure - 100 PSI
• Maximum Operating Temp. - 100° F
Open freezer door and leave open until filter change is complete.
Set ice maker wire signal arm to the OFF (up) position (See illustration on
page 13).
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 sets in the o-ring groove
down 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 Consumer Assistance Center.
6. Discard old filter cartridge.
7. Remove new filter cartridge from packaging and 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. Set ice maker wire signal arm to the ON (down) position.
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 condition filter system and purge air from water line, fill a glass with
water. Continue flushing the system for approximately 3 minutes to assure
that the purest water possible is stored in the water tank.
IMPORTANT: Resetting The Filter Status Light (some models)
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
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Automatic Ice and Water Dispenser
PureSource2TM * Ice and Water Front Filter (some models)
NOTE: If you purchased a refrigerator with a PureSource2TM * Ice and Water front filter, please read the following
use and care information. This ice and water filter system filters water to your ice maker and water dispenser. It is
located in the upper right front corner of the fresh food compartment.
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 The Water Dispenser
Works section to properly fill the system with water.
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. 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).
To change filter:
It is not necessary to turn the water supply off to change the filter.
Order new filter cartridges through the
dealer where you bought the refrigerator,
contact the Consumer Assistance Center
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.
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
• Maximum Operating Temp. - 100° F
1. Set ice maker wire signal arm to the OFF (up) position (See illustration on
page 13).
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.
NOTE: 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.
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 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. Set the ice maker wire signal arm to the ON (down) position.
8. Fill a glass with water. As you are doing this, check for leaks at the filter
housing. There will be noticable spurts and sputters as the system pushes
the air out through the system and out the dispenser nozzle. This is normal.
9. After you have run one glass of water, continue to flush the system for
approximately 3 minutes to assure that the purest water possible is stored
in the water storage tank.
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). Please refer to the complete dispenser
operating instructions attached to the inside of the freezer door.
* White Westinghouse uses the name CrystalClear instead of PureSource, but they are the same filter.
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Food Storage & Energy Saving Ideas
FOOD STORAGE IDEAS
Fresh Food Storage
• The fresh food compartment should be kept between 34° F and 40° F with an optimum temperature of 37° F.
• Avoid overcrowding the refrigerator shelves. This reduces the circulation of air around the food and results in uneven
cooling.
Fruits and Vegetables
• Storage in the crisper drawers traps moisture to help preserve the fruit and vegetable quality for longer time periods.
Meat
• Raw meat and poultry should be wrapped securely so leakage and contamination of other foods or surfaces does not
occur.
Frozen Food Storage
• The freezer compartment should be kept at 0° F or lower.
• A freezer operates most efficiently when it is at least 2/3 full.
Packaging Foods for Freezing
• To minimize dehydration and quality deterioration, use aluminum foil, freezer wrap, freezer bags or airtight containers.
Force as much air out of the packages as possible and seal them tightly. Trapped air can cause food to dry out,
change color, and develop an off-flavor (freezer burn).
• Wrap fresh meats and poultry with suitable freezer wrap prior to freezing.
• Do not refreeze meat that has completely thawed.
Loading the Freezer
• Avoid adding too much warm food to the freezer at one time. This overloads the freezer, slows the rate of freezing,
and can raise the temperature of frozen foods.
• Leave a space between the packages, so cold air can circulate freely, allowing food to freeze as quickly as possible.
• Avoid storing hard-to-freeze foods such as ice cream and orange juice on the freezer door shelves. These foods are
best stored in the freezer interior where the temperature varies less.
ENERGY SAVING IDEAS
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Locate the refrigerator in the coolest part of the room, out of direct sunlight,
and away from heating ducts or registers. Do not place the refrigerator
next to heat-producing appliances such as a range, oven, or dishwasher.
If this is not possible, a section of cabinetry or an added layer of insulation
between the two appliances will help the refrigerator operate more
efficiently.
Level the refrigerator so that the doors close tightly.
Refer to this Use & Care Manual for the suggested temperature control
settings.
Do not overcrowd the refrigerator or block cold air vents. Doing so causes
the refrigerator to run longer and use more energy.
Cover foods and wipe containers dry before placing them in the
refrigerator. This cuts down on moisture build-up inside the unit.
Organize the refrigerator to reduce door openings. Remove as many
items as needed at one time and close the door as soon as possible.
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Normal Operating Sounds & Sights
UNDERSTANDING THE SOUNDS YOU MAY HEAR
A. Evaporator
The flow of refrigerant through the evaporator may
create a boiling or gurgling sound.
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.
B. Evaporator Fan
You may hear air being forced through the refrigerator
by the evaporator fan.
C. Defrost Heater
During defrost cycles, water dripping onto the defrost
heater may cause a hissing or sizzling sound. After
defrosting, a popping sound may occur.
NOTE: Rigid foam insulation is very energy efficient,
but is not a sound insulator.
IMPORTANT: During the automatic defrost cycle, you
may notice a red glow in the vents on the back wall of
your freezer compartment. This is normal during the
defrost cycle.
D. Automatic Ice Maker
If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice
maker, you will hear ice cubes falling into the ice bin.
E. Cold Control & Automatic Defrost Control
These parts can produce a snapping or clicking sound
when turning the refrigerator on and off.
F. Condenser Fan
You may hear air being forced through the condenser
by the condenser fan.
G. Compressor
Modern, high-efficiency compressors operate much
faster than older models. The compressor may have a
high-pitched hum or pulsating sound.
H. Water Valve
If your refrigerator is equipped with an automatic ice
maker, you will hear a buzzing sound as the water
valve opens to fill the ice maker during each cycle.
IMPORTANT: Your ice maker is shipped with the wire
signal arm in the ON position. To ensure proper function
of your ice maker, hook up water supply immediately or
turn ice maker OFF by lifting the wire signal arm until it
clicks or locks in the UP position.
I. Drain Pan (not removable)
You may hear water running into the drain pan during
the defrost cycle.
J. Condenser
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Care & Cleaning
Keep your refrigerator and freezer clean to prevent odor build-up. Wipe up any spills immediately and clean both sections at
least twice a year. Never use any type of scouring pads, brushes, abrasive cleaners or strong alkaline solutions on any
surface. Do not wash any removable parts in a dishwasher. Always unplug the electrical power cord from the wall
outlet before cleaning.
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When moving the refrigerator, pull straight out. Do not shift the refrigerator from side to side as this may
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.
NOTES:
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Turning the freezer and fresh food controls to “O” turns off the compressor, but does not disconnect electrical
power to the light bulb or other electrical components. To turn off power to your refrigerator, you must unplug the
power cord from the wall outlet.
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Do not use razor blades or other sharp instruments which can scratch the appliance surface when removing
adhesive labels. Any glue left from tape or labels can be removed with a mixture of warm water and mild
detergent, or, touch the glue residue with the sticky side of tape you have already removed. Do not remove the
serial plate.
Care & Cleaning Chart
Part
Interior/Door
Liner
Cleaning Agents
Tips and Precautions
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Soap and water
Baking soda and
water
Use 2 tablespoons of baking soda in 1 quart of warm water. Be
sure to wring excess water out of sponge or cloth before
cleaning around controls, light bulb or any electrical part.
Door Gaskets
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Soap and water
Wipe gaskets with a clean soft cloth.
Drawers/Bins
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Soap and water
Do not wash any removable items (bins, drawers, etc.) in
dishwasher.
Glass
Shelves
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Soap and water
Glass cleaner
Mild liquid sprays
Allow glass to warm to room temperature before immersing in
warm water.
Toe Grille
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Soap and water
Mild liquid sprays
Vacuum attachment
Exterior and
Handles
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Exterior and
Handles
(Stainless
Steel Models
Only)
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Soap and water
Non Abrasive Glass
Cleaner
Soap and water
Ammonia
Stainless Steel
Cleaners
Vacuum dust from front of toe grille. Remove toe grille (See
illustration on page 4). Vacuum backside and wipe with sudsy
cloth or sponge. Rinse and dry.
Do not use commercial household cleaners, ammonia, or alcohol
to clean handles. Use a soft cloth to clean smooth handles. Do
Not use a dry cloth to clean smooth doors.
Never use CHLORIDE to clean stainless steel.
Clean stainless steel front and handles with non-abrasive soapy
water and a dishcloth. Rinse with clean water and a soft cloth.
Wipe stubborn spots with an ammonia-soaked paper towel, and
rinse. Use a non-abrasive stainless steel cleaner. These cleaners
can be purchased at most home improvement or major
department stores. Always follow manufacturer's instruction.
NOTE: Always, clean, wipe and dry with the grain to prevent
cross-grain scratching. Wash the rest of the cabinet with warm
water and mild liquid detergent. Rinse well, and wipe dry with a
clean soft cloth.
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Care & Cleaning
(continued)
Wear gloves when replacing light
bulbs to avoid getting cut.
REPLACING LIGHT BULBS
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 type and wattage.
5. Replace light cover, if necessary.
6. Remember to plug the refrigerator back in.
Refrigerator Light Replacement
Crisper Light
Cover
Light Socket
Located Behind
Left Rear
of Crispers
or
Light Bulb
Crisper Light Replacement (Models may vary)
Freezer Light Replacement
Vacation and Moving Tips
Short
Vacations
Long
Vacations
Moving
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Leave refrigerator operating during vacations of 3 weeks or less.
Use all perishable items from refrigerator compartment.
Turn automatic ice maker off and empty ice bucket, even if you will only be
gone for a few days.
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Remove all food and ice if you will be gone one month or more.
Turn controls to "O" ( the OFF position) and disconnect power.
Turn off automatic ice maker and turn water supply valve to closed position.
Clean interior thoroughly.
Leave both doors open to prevent odors and mold build-up. Block doors open if
necessary.
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Remove all food and ice.
If using handcart, load from side.
Adjust rollers all the way up to protect them during sliding or moving.
Pad cabinet to avoid scratching surface.
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.
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Warranty Information
REFRIGERATOR WARRANTY
Your refrigerator is protected by this warranty
WARRANTY
PERIOD
THROUGH OUR AUTHORIZED SERVICERS,
WE WILL:
FULL ONE-YEAR
WARRANTY
One year from original
purchase date
Pay all costs for repairing or replacing any parts of this
appliance which prove to be defective in materials or
workmanship. Excludes original and replacement Ice
& Water filter cartridges (if equipped). Original and
replacement cartridges are warranted for 30 days
(parts only).
Costs of service calls that are listed under NORMAL
RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE CONSUMER. *
LIMITED 2ND-5TH
YEAR WARRANTY
(Cabinet Liner and
Sealed System)
Second through fifth
years from original
purchase date
Repair or replace any parts in the cabinet liner or
Sealed Refrigeration System (compressor, condenser,
evaporator, drier and tubing) which prove to be
defective in materials or workmanship.
Costs for pick up and delivery of the appliance required because
of service. Costs for labor, parts and transportation other than
with respect to the cabinet liner or Sealed Refrigeration System.
LIMITED
WARRANTY
(Applicable to the
State of Alaska)
Time periods listed
above.
All of the provisions of the full warranties above and
the exclusions listed below apply.
Costs of the technician's travel to the home and any costs for
pick up and delivery of the appliance required because of
service.
THE CONSUMER WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:
In the U.S.A., your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Home Products, Inc. We authorize no person to change or add to any of our
obligations under this warranty. Our obligations for service and parts under this warranty must be performed by us or an authorized
Electrolux Home Products, Inc. servicer. In Canada, your appliance is warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp.
*NORMAL
RESPONSIBILITIES
OF THE CONSUMER
EXCLUSIONS
IF YOU NEED
SERVICE
This warranty applies only to products in ordinary household use, and the consumer is responsible for the
items listed below:
1. Proper use of the appliance in accordance with instructions provided with the product.
2. Proper installation by an authorized servicer in accordance with instructions provided with the appliance and in
accordance with all local plumbing, electrical and/or gas codes.
3. Proper connection to a grounded power supply of sufficient voltage, replacement of blown fuses, repair of loose
connections or defects in house wiring.
4. Expenses for making the appliance accessible for servicing, such as removal of trim, cupboards, shelves,etc.,
which are not a part of the appliance when it was shipped from the factory.
5. Damages to finish after installation.
6. Replacement of light bulbs and/or fluorescent tubes (on models with these features).
This warranty does not cover the following:
1. CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES SUCH AS PROPERTY DAMAGE AND INCIDENTAL
EXPENSES RESULTING FROM ANY BREACH OF THIS WRITTEN OR ANY IMPLIED WARRANTY.
NOTE: Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so this
limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
2. Service calls which do not involve malfunction or defects in workmanship or material, or for appliances not in
ordinary household use. The consumer shall pay for such service calls.
3. Damages caused by services performed by servicers other than Electrolux Home Products, Inc., Electrolux
Canada Corp. or its authorized servicers; use of parts other than genuine Electrolux Home Products, Inc. parts;
obtained from persons other than such servicers; or external causes such as abuse, misuse, inadequate power
supply or acts of God.
4. Products with original serial numbers that have been removed or altered and cannot be readily determined.
Keep your bill of sale, delivery slip, or some other appropriate payment record. The date on the bill establishes the
warranty period should service be required. If service is performed, it is in your best interest to obtain and keep all
receipts. This written warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights that vary from state to
state. Service under this warranty must be obtained by contacting Electrolux Home Products, Inc. or Electrolux
Canada Corp.
This warranty only applies in the 50 States of the U.S.A., in Puerto Rico, and in Canada. Product features or specifications as described or
illustrated are subject to change without notice. All warranties are made by Electrolux Home Products, Inc. In Canada, your appliance is
warranted by Electrolux Canada Corp.
01-U-RE-02 (Rev. 01/2002)
USA
800•944•9044
Electrolux Home Products, Inc
P.O. Box 212378
Augusta, GA 30917
Canada
866•213•9397
Electrolux Canada Corp.
6150 McLaughlin Road
Mississauga, Ontario
L5R 4C2
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1-800-944-9044 (United States)
1-866-213-9397 (Canada)
PROBLEM
Visit our web site at
www.frigidaire.com.
Before You Call
CAUSE
CORRECTION
RUNNING OF REFRIGERATOR
Compressor does not run.
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Freezer control is set to "O".
Refrigerator is in defrost cycle.
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Plug at wall outlet is
disconnected.
House fuse blown or tripped
circuit breaker.
Power outage.
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Room or outside weather is
hot.
Refrigerator has recently been
disconnected for a period of
time.
Automatic ice maker is
operating.
Doors are opened too
frequently or too long.
Refrigerator/freezer door may
be slightly open.
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Freezer control is set too cold
(control found in refrigerator
section).
Refrigerator/freezer gasket is
dirty, worn, cracked, or poorly
fitted.
Condenser is dirty.
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Thermostat keeps the
refrigerator at a constant
temperature.
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This is normal. Refrigerator goes on and off to keep
temperature constant.
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Refrigerator runs too
much or too long.
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Compressor goes off and
on frequently.
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Set freezer control. See Temperature Controls section.
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.
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.
It takes 8-12 hours for the refrigerator to cool down
completely.
Ice maker operation causes refrigerator to run slightly
more.
Warm air entering the refrigerator causes it to run
more. Open doors less often.
Ensure refrigerator is level. Keep food and containers
from blocking door. See PROBLEM section
OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS.
Set refrigerator 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 Chart in Care
and Cleaning section.
TEMPERATURES ARE TOO COLD
Freezer temperature too
cold. Refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory.
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Freezer control is set too cold.
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Set freezer control to a warmer setting. Allow 24 hours
for temperature to stabilize.
Refrigerator temperature
too cold. Freezer
temperature is satisfactory.
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Refrigerator control is set too
cold.
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Set refrigerator control to a warmer setting. Allow 24
hours for temperature to stabilize.
Food stored in drawers
freezes.
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Refrigerator control is set too
cold.
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See solution above.
Food stored in Meat
Keeper freezes (some
models).
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Meat Keeper Temperature
Control set too cold.
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Adjust Meat Keeper Temperature Control to a lower
setting. (Meat should be stored at a temperature just
below the freezing point for maximum fresh storage
time. It is normal for ice crystals to form due to the
moisture content of meat.)
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Before You Call
PROBLEM
CAUSE
(continued)
CORRECTION
TEMPERATURES ARE TOO WARM
Freezer/Refrigerator
temperature is too warm.
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Doors are opened too
frequently or too long.
Door is slightly open.
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Condenser is dirty.
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Freezer temperature is too
warm. Refrigerator
temperature is satisfactory.
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Freezer control is set too
warm.
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Set freezer control to a colder setting. Allow 24 hours
for temperature to stabilize.
Refrigerator temperature is
too warm. Freezer
temperature is satisfactory.
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Refrigerator control is set too
warm.
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Set refrigerator control to a colder setting. Allow 24
hours for temperature to stabilize.
Temperature in the Meat
Keeper is too warm (some
models).
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Meat Keeper Temperature
Control is set too warm.
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Adjust Meat Keeper Temperature Control to a colder
setting.
Warm air enters the refrigerator whenever the door is
opened. Open the door less often.
See PROBLEM section OPENING/CLOSING OF
DOORS/DRAWERS.
Clean condenser. See Care & Cleaning Chart in Care
and Cleaning section.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST INSIDE REFRIGERATOR
Moisture collects on inside
of refrigerator walls.
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Weather is hot and humid.
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Door is slightly open.
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Door is opened too often or too
long.
Open containers.
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The rate of frost buildup and internal sweating
increases.
See PROBLEM section OPENING/CLOSING OF
DOORS/DRAWERS.
Open door less often.
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Keep containers covered.
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It is not unusual to have moisture on the bottom side of
the cover.
Move humidity control (some models) to lower setting.
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Water collects on bottom
side of drawer cover.
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Vegetables contain and give
off moisture.
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Water collects in bottom of
drawer.
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Washed vegetables and fruit
drain while in the drawer.
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Dry items before putting them in the drawer. Water
collecting in bottom of drawer is normal.
WATER/MOISTURE/FROST OUTSIDE REFRIGERATOR
Moisture collects on
outside of refrigerator or
between doors.
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Weather is humid.
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Door is slightly open, causing
cold air from inside refrigerator
to meet warm air from outside.
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This is normal in humid weather. When humidity is
lower, the moisture should disappear.
See PROBLEM section OPENING/CLOSING OF
DOORS/DRAWERS.
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Ice maker wire signal arm is in
the “up” or OFF position.
Household water line valve is
not open.
Freezer is not cold enough.
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Move wire signal arm to the “down” or ON position.
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Turn on household water line valve.
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See PROBLEM section TEMPERATURES ARE TOO
WARM.
Turn off household water line valve. Remove valve.
Ensure that valve is not a self-piercing saddle valve.
Clean valve. Replace valve if necessary.
If not, the ice & water filter cartridge is clogged or
restricted by foreign material, and must be replaced.
AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER
Ice maker is not making
any ice.
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Saddle valve on cold water
pipe is clogged or restricted by
foreign material.
Check to see if the water
dispenser is dispensing water.
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Before You Call (continued)
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
AUTOMATIC ICE MAKER (CONTINUED)
Ice maker is not making
enough ice.
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Ice maker is producing less ice
than you expect.
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Freezer is not cold enough.
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Household water line valve is
not completely open.
Check to see if water
dispenser is dispensing slower
than normal.
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Ice maker should produce approximately 4 – 5 pounds
of ice every 24 hours. Extra Ice should produce up to 8
pounds of ice every 24 hours.
See PROBLEM section TEMPERATURES ARE TOO
WARM.
Turn on household water line valve.
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If it is, replace the ice & water filter cartridge.
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Ice maker will not stop
making ice.
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Ice maker wire signal arm is
being held down by some item
in the freezer.
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Move item and release wire signal arm. Remove any
ice cubes that are frozen together over the wire signal
arm.
Ice maker is not separating
the ice cubes.
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Ice cubes are not being used
frequently enough.
Ice cubes are hollow or smaller
than normal.
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Remove and shake ice container to separate cubes.
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The ice & water filter cartridge may be clogged.
Replace filter cartridge.
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Cover foods tightly. Discard stale ice. Ice maker will
produce fresh supply.
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Ice has picked up odor or
flavor from strong food stored
in refrigerator or freezer.
Water running to ice maker
has poor taste or odor.
Ice not used frequently enough.
Add filter to water supply line. Consult a water
purifying company.
Discard stale ice.
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Ice storage container is empty.
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Freezer temperature is set too
warm.
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Household water line valve is
not open.
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Freezer door is not closed.
Ice dispensing arm has been
held in for more than 4-5
minutes.
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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.
Ice cubes are frozen together.
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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.
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Remove ice cubes that are jamming the dispenser.
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Ice cubes are hollow or smaller
than normal.
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Use the dispenser often so that cubes do not freeze
together.
The ice & water filter cartridge could be clogged.
Replace the filter cartridge. Dispensing system
operates best at 20 – 100 psi water pressure. Well
water pressures should fall within this range.
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Ice has bad odor and taste.
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ICE DISPENSER
Dispenser will not dispense
ice.
Ice dispenser is jammed.
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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.
Ensure freezer door is closed.
Motor is overloaded. Motor overload protector will
reset in approximately 3 minutes. Ice can then be
dispensed.
Before You Call (continued)
PROBLEM
CAUSE
CORRECTION
WATER DISPENSER
Dispenser will not
dispense water.
Water has an odd taste
and/or odor.
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Open household water line valve. See PROBLEM
section ICE MAKER IS NOT MAKING ANY ICE.
Ensure that freezer door is closed.
Replace filter cartridge.
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Push filter in until you hear a “click”. Filter should be
flush with cabinet.
Water has been in the tank for
a period of time.
Unit not properly connected to
cold water line.
Tubing used in the household
water supply and installation
may affect water taste and
odor.
Water has a high mineral
content.
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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.
For best results, use copper tubing for water
connections.
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Contact water treatment plant for help.
Cut-off and cut-on pressures
are too low (well systems
only).
Reverse osmosis system is in
regenerative phase.
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Have someone turn up the cut-off and cut-on pressure
on the water pump system (well systems only).
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It is normal for a reverse osmosis system to be below
20 psi during the regenerative phase.
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Interior needs to be cleaned.
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Food with strong odors is in
refrigerator.
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See Care & Cleaning Chart in Care and Cleaning
section.
Cover food tightly.
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.
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Close both doors gently.
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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.
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Keep less food in drawer.
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Food is touching shelf on top
of drawer.
Track that drawers slide on is
dirty.
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Clean drawer, rollers, and track. See Care & Cleaning
Chart in Care and Cleaning section.
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Light bulb is burned out.
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Light switch is stuck.
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No electric current is reaching
refrigerator.
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See Replacing Light Bulbs in Care and Cleaning
section.
Light switch is located on side of refrigerator and
freezer liners.
See PROBLEM section RUNNING OF
REFRIGERATOR.
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Front filter not fully installed, if
equipped
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Water pressure is
extremely low.
Household water line valve is
not open.
Freezer door is not closed.
Ice & water filter cartridge is
clogged.
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ODORS IN REFRIGERATOR
Interior is dirty.
OPENING/CLOSING OF DOORS/DRAWERS
Door(s) will not close.
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Drawers are difficult to
move.
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LIGHT BULB IS NOT ON
Light bulb is not on.
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